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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, 1926.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3d ed., revView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Polo family.; Genghis Khan; Genghis Khan; Polo family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Polo; Henri Cordier; Henry Yule, Sir
OCLC Number: 3728366
Notes: Translated from Pauthier's text, Paris, 1865. All items of real value found in the Geographic text, published by the Soc. geog. de Paris, 1824, and omitted by Pauthier, have been inserted and everything peculiar in Ramusio's version having a just claim to be reckoned authentic has been introduced in square brackets. cf. Introd., v. 1, p. 141-142.
Description: 2 volumes frontispieces, illustrations, plates (some color, some folded) portraits, maps (some folded) plans, facsimiles (some folded) 24 cm
Contents: 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 statemenets. II. Sketch of the state of 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. Difressio conderning the war-galleys of the Mediterranean states in the middle ages. VI. The jealousies and naval wars of Venice and Genoa ... and imprinsonment of M. Polo by the Genoese. VII. Rusticano 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. Variou 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. 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. Calender of documents relating to Marco Polo and his family. D. Comparative specimens fo the differenct recensions of Polo's text. E. Preface to.
Responsibility: translated and edited, with notes, by Colonel Sir Henry Yule.

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