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Hardback with light blue cloth boards with decorative gold and red embellishments on the spine and the front board. Map entitled "Travels of Marco Polo in Mediaeval Asia - The Routes of Marco Polo 1271-1295" is printed inside front and back cover. Color illustrations throughout the book. Included: Table of Contents and Prologue. Ye emperors, kings, dukes, marquises, earls, and knights, and all other people desirous of knowing the diversities of the races of mankind, as well as the diversities of kingdoms, provinces, and regions of all parts of the East, read through this book, and ye will find in it the greatest and most marvellous characteristics of the peoples especially of Armenia, Persia, India, and Tartary, as they are severally related in the present work by Marco Polo, a wise and learned citizen of Venice, who states distinctly what things he saw and what things he heard from others. . . .. Who, wishing in his secret thoughts that the things he had seen and heard should be made public by the present work, for the benefit of those who could not see them with their own eyes, he himself being in the year of our Lord 1295 in prison at Genoa, caused the things which are contained in the present work to be written by master Rustigielo, a citizen of Pisa, who was with him in the same prison at Genoa . . ..
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Book Description Joseph, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110718108205