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The Travels Of Marco Polo The Venetian
William Marsden translator
Publisher: Boni & Liveright, New York 1930
Hardcover 370 pages Measures 9x6 inches Weighs 1 pound 6 ounces

Condition: Good.
Cover is blemished as you can see in pictures. Spine is gorgeoius with gold decoration and blue blocks with gold text title and publisher. Former owner plate neatly affixed to inside front cover. Jet black endpapers and deckled edge pages. Pages are clean, text is crisp and bright. Pages are off-white. One page has had something pressed in it - a square of parchment perhaps - it left a darker impression; so that page area is light honey colored. Gives it character and gets the imagination going.

I&CTRODUCTIO&C
AFTER AN ABSENCE OP
twenty-six years, Marco Polo
and his father Nicolo and his
uncle Maffeo returned from
the spectacular court of Kublai
Khan to their old home in
Venice, Their clothes were
coarse and tattered; the bun­
dles that they carried were
bound in Eastern cloths and
their bronzed faces bore evi­
dence of great hardships, long
endurance, and suffering. They had almost forgotten their
native tongue. Their aspect seemed foreign and their ac­
cent and entire manner bore the strange stamp of the Tartar.
During these twenty-six years Venice, too, had changed and
the travellers had difficulty in finding their old residence.
But here at last as they entered the courtyard they were
back home. Back from the Deserts of Persia, back from
the lofty steeps of Pamir, from mysterious Tibet, from the
dazzling court of Kublai Khan, from China, Mongolia,
Burma, Siam, Sumatra, Java; back from Ceylon, where
Adam has his tomb, and back from India, the land of myth
and marvels. But the dogs of Venice barked as the travellers
knocked on the door of their old home.
The Polos had long been thought dead, and the distant
relatives who occupied the house refused admittance to the
three shabby and suspicious looking gentlemen. After much

The Travels Of Marco Polo The Venetian, William Marsden translator, Boni & Liveright, New York 1930 Hardcover Kublai Khan Adventure Story

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