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TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO

WAUGH, Teresa

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ISBN 10: 0871968908 / ISBN 13: 9780871968906
Published by Facts on File, NY, 1984
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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NEAR FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1984. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. AS NEW, bound in Gobi-desert-brown boards and endpapers. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Bumps to corners, else FINE. A modern translation from the Italian by Maria Bellonci. Magnificent color photographs throughout by Sergio Strizzi from the film Marco Polo directed by Giuliano Montaldo. Bookseller Inventory # 000135

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Title: TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO

Publisher: Facts on File, NY

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

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The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his adventures in China and tells how he served as an emissary for Kublai Khan

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Marco Polo's account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands, and recorded customs, natural history, strange sights, historical legends, and much more. From the dazzling courts of Kublai Khan to the perilous deserts of Persia, no book contains a richer magazine of marvels than the Travels.
This edition, selected and edited by the great scholar Manuel Komroff, also features the classic and stylistically brilliant Marsden translation, revised and corrected, as well as Komroff's Introduction to the 1926 edition.

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