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The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian : concerning the kingdoms and marvels of the East

Author: Marco Polo; Henri Cordier; Henry Yule, Sir
Publisher: London : J. Murray, 1903.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 3d ed., rev. throughout in the light of recent discoveries by Henri CordierView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?
Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian.
London : J. Murray, 1903
(OCoLC)574377448
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Polo; Henri Cordier; Henry Yule, Sir
OCLC Number: 4305968
Notes: Translated from Pauthier's text, Paris, 1865.
Includes index.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations (some color, some folded), facsimiles (some folded), maps (some folded), plans, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Preface to 3d ed. Preface to 2d ed. Original preface. Original dedication. Memoir of Sir Henry Yule by Amy Frances Yule. A bibliography of Sir Henry Yule's writings. Introductory notices: I. Obscurities in the history of his life and books. Ramusio's statements. II. Sketch of the state of the East at the time of the journeys of the Polo family. III. The Polo family. IV. Digression concerning the mansion of the Polo family at S. Giovanni Grisostomo. V. Digression concerning the war-galleys of the Mediterranean states in the middle ages. VI. The jealousies and naval wars of Venice and Genoa ... and imprisonment of M. Polo by the Genoese. VII. Rusticiano or Rustichello of Pisa. VIII. Notices of Marco Polo's history after the termination of his imprisonment at Genoa. IX. Marco Polo's book; and the language in which it was first written. X. Various types of text of Marco's books. XI. Some estimates of the character of Polo and his book. XII. Contemporary recognition of Polo and his book. XIII. Nature of Polo's influence on geographical knowledge. XIV. Explanations regarding the basis adopted for the present translation. The book of Marco Polo: Prologue. books 1-2. --
II. The book of Marco Polo: book 2 [cont'd]-4. Appendices: A. Genealogy of the house of Chinghiz to the end of the 13th cent. B. The Polo families. C. Calendar of documents relating to Marco Polo and his family. D. Comparative specimens of the different recensions of Polo's text. E. Preface to Pipino's Latin version. F. Note of mss. of Marco Polo's books, so far as known. G. Diagram showing filiation of chief MSS. and education of Marco Polo. H. Bibliography. I. Titles of works quoted. K. Values of certain moneys, weights, and measures occuring in this book. L. Supplementary notes to the book of Marco Polo.
Responsibility: translated and edited, with notes, by Colonel Sir Henry Yule.

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