The Travels of Marco Polo
1990 Folio Edition. FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE FOLIO SOCIETY IN 1968.
Publisher – The Folio Society, London.
Cover is quarter bound in black buckram with vertical gilt strip and deep red buckram covered boards. Excellent condition.
Slip Cover is not present.
End Papers are intact. Inside front and back covers have maps drawn by K C Jordan. Personal inscription on 1st front flyleaf.
Preliminaries – Full-colour Frontispiece, List of Contents, List of Illustrations, Introduction.
Main Text Body - 293 Pages. Fine and Clean. Full-colour illustrations throughout. The text of this edition is used by kind permission of Penguin Books Ltd. Translated by Robert Latham.
End Matters - Epilogue, Genealogical Table of Mongol Imperial House, Index, List of Maps.
Edges are even and unworn. Deep red at top.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
Marco Polo has achieved a legendary status as a traveller and one of the world’s greatest explorers. This volume recounts Polo's journey to the eastern court of Kublai Khan, the chieftain of the Mongol empire which covered the Asian continent. Encompassing a twenty-four year period from 1721, Polo's account details his travels in the service of the empire, from Beijing to northern India and ends with the remarkable story of Polo's return voyage from the Chinese port of Amoy to the Persian Gulf. Alternately factual and fantastic, Polo's prose at once reveals the medieval imagination's limits, and captures the wonder of the unfamiliar, the exotic or the unknown.
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