The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East. Newly Translated and Edited, with Notes, Maps, and Other Illustrations. Two volumes. London, John Murray, 1875.
Pp. xl, (ii), 139, 444; xii, (ii), 606. With two fronts, two extra printed titles in colours, 16 full page coloured maps (many folded), 11 full page plates (two coloured) and numerous illustrations in the text. Publisher's blue cloth, printed in gilt, with some minor wear. Book label (Baron de Hornstein). Occasionally some light staining. A tiny hole going through the last ten lvs of second volume. Second, revised edition (first 1871) of this classic work about Marco Polo's travels. He became the famous westerner who travelled on the Silk Road all the way to China at the end of the 13th century. Sir Henry Yule was a British orientalist. Cordier BS 1984.
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