Title: Voyages and Travels of Marco Polo
Author: Marco Polo, Henry Morley (ed), John Pinkerton (trans)
Publisher: Cassell & Company, 1886 (Cassell’s National Library)
Condition: A small, thin pocket book in hardcover, decorative cloth. Some sunning to spine, text clean and well-bound. A hard to find edition.
This scarce edition of Marco Polo’s Voyages and Travels was a mass market printing of the late 1800s, filled with fun and interesting advertisements on the back cover and end papers, including one of every mother’s favourite remedy for babies, Gripe Water.
About the Travels of Marco Polo:
The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Marco Polo, describing Polo’s travels through Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia between 1276 and 1291 and his experiences at the court of the Mongol consort Kublai Khan.
The Travels describes the lands of the Middle East and Central Asia that Marco encountered on his way to China, China and the court of Kublai Khan, the coastal regions of the East, including Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, and the east coast of Africa.