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The Travels of Marco Polo Translated & Introduced by Ronald Latha

The Travels of Marco Polo - Translated & Introduced by Ronald Latham

London: The Folio Society, 1968, Hardback in Slip Case.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Slip Case. Slip case edgeword with a split developing along the top edge and further superficial scuffs. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Includes: Top edge dyed Red; Colour plates; Maps; Colour frontispiece; Maps to the lining papers; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: “Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West, he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, the wicked caliph and the three kings, among a great many others, evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.”


Size: 10" x 6¼". Quarter-Bound Black on Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 310 pages.
£10.50
The Travels of Marco Polo Translated & Introduced by Ronald Latha