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The Book of Ser Marco Polo
London - John Murray. 1903 - An English translation of the works of Marco Polo. The third edition of this translation, 'revised throughout in the light of recent discoveries by Henri Cordier of Paris. ' With a memoir of the translator, Henry Yule, by his daughter Frances. All plates present across both volumes. Illustrated throughout, with numerous plates, both folding and colour in addition to dozens of vignettes. Sir Henry Yule, the translator, published many travel books during his lifetime. He was also the compiler of Anglo-Indian terms. Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant traveller and citizen of the Venetian Republic. This work isa translation of his record of travels. This work described to Europeans the wealth and size of China as well as other Asian cities and countries. Condition: In full cloth bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with minor rubbing to the head and tail of spines and to the extremities. Hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, binding is strained in places, particularly to volume II. Pages are generally bright with small patches of spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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