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The Travels of Marco Polo, The Venetian (International Collectors Library)

By: Polo, Marco; Marsden, William; Wright, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: International Collectors Library American Headquarters: 1948

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287173

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's insert laid in. 1948 Hard Cover. 344 pp. 8vo. London Fleet Street replica binding: red boards, gilt titles and decorations. Black & white illustrations by Jon Corbino throughout text. The Travels of Marco Polo is the usual English title of Marco Polo's travel book, nicknamed Il Milione (The Million, see below) or Le Livre des Merveilles (The Book of Wonders). This description of his travels and stays in the Orient, including Asia, Persia, China and Indonesia, between 1271 and 1298 is also known as Oriente Poliano or Description of the World. It was a very famous and popular book in... View more info

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American Traveler: The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard, the Man Who Dreamed of Walking the World

By: Zug, James

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2015922

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Corners lightly pushed. 2005 Hard Cover. xviii, 286 pp. 8vo. From the jacket flap: 'Called a 'man of genius' by his close friend Thomas Jefferson, John Ledyard lived, by any standard, a remarkable life. In his thirty-eight years, he accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage; befriended Jefferson, Lafayette, and Tom Paine in Paris; was the first American citizen to see Alaska, Hawaii, and the west coast of America; and set out to find the source of the Niger by traveling from Cairo across the Sahara. His greatest dream, concocted with Jefferson, was to travel alone around the w... View more info