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The Travels of Marco Polo — Volume 1

By Marco Polo, Rustichello of Pisa
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  • THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO
    • DEDICATION.
      • TO THE MEMORY OF SIR RODERICK I. MURCHISON, BART., K.C.B., G.C.ST.A., G.C.ST.S., ETC. THE PERFECT FRIEND WHO FIRST BROUGHT HENRY YULE AND JOHN MURRAY TOGETHER (HE ENTERED INTO REST, OCTOBER 22ND, 1871,) AND TO THAT OF HIS MUCH LOVED NIECE, HARRIET ISABELLA MURCHISON, WIFE OF KENNETH ROBERT MURCHISON, D.L., J.P., (SHE ENTERED INTO REST, AUGUST 9TH, 1902,) UNDER WHOSE EVER HOSPITABLE ROOF MANY OF THE PROOF SHEETS OF THIS EDITION WERE READ BY ME, I DEDICATE THESE VOLUMES FROM THE OLD MURCHISON HOME, IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF ALL I OWE TO THE ABIDING AFFECTION, SYMPATHY, AND EXAMPLE OF BOTH.
        • —"I AM BECOME A NAME; FOR ALWAYS ROAMING WITH A HUNGRY HEART MUCH HAVE I SEEN AND KNOWN; CITIES OF MEN, AND MANNERS, CLIMATES, COUNCILS, GOVERNMENTS, MYSELF NOT LEAST, BUT HONOURED OF THEM ALL."
        • "A SEDER CI PONEMMO IVI AMBODUI VÔLTI A LEVANTE, OND' ERAVAM SALITI; CHÈ SUOLE A RIGUARDAR GIOVARE ALTRUI."
      • —"I AM BECOME A NAME; FOR ALWAYS ROAMING WITH A HUNGRY HEART MUCH HAVE I SEEN AND KNOWN; CITIES OF MEN, AND MANNERS, CLIMATES, COUNCILS, GOVERNMENTS, MYSELF NOT LEAST, BUT HONOURED OF THEM ALL."
      • "A SEDER CI PONEMMO IVI AMBODUI VÔLTI A LEVANTE, OND' ERAVAM SALITI; CHÈ SUOLE A RIGUARDAR GIOVARE ALTRUI."
    • TO THE MEMORY OF SIR RODERICK I. MURCHISON, BART., K.C.B., G.C.ST.A., G.C.ST.S., ETC. THE PERFECT FRIEND WHO FIRST BROUGHT HENRY YULE AND JOHN MURRAY TOGETHER (HE ENTERED INTO REST, OCTOBER 22ND, 1871,) AND TO THAT OF HIS MUCH LOVED NIECE, HARRIET ISABELLA MURCHISON, WIFE OF KENNETH ROBERT MURCHISON, D.L., J.P., (SHE ENTERED INTO REST, AUGUST 9TH, 1902,) UNDER WHOSE EVER HOSPITABLE ROOF MANY OF THE PROOF SHEETS OF THIS EDITION WERE READ BY ME, I DEDICATE THESE VOLUMES FROM THE OLD MURCHISON HOME, IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF ALL I OWE TO THE ABIDING AFFECTION, SYMPATHY, AND EXAMPLE OF BOTH.
      • —"I AM BECOME A NAME; FOR ALWAYS ROAMING WITH A HUNGRY HEART MUCH HAVE I SEEN AND KNOWN; CITIES OF MEN, AND MANNERS, CLIMATES, COUNCILS, GOVERNMENTS, MYSELF NOT LEAST, BUT HONOURED OF THEM ALL."
      • "A SEDER CI PONEMMO IVI AMBODUI VÔLTI A LEVANTE, OND' ERAVAM SALITI; CHÈ SUOLE A RIGUARDAR GIOVARE ALTRUI."
    • —"I AM BECOME A NAME; FOR ALWAYS ROAMING WITH A HUNGRY HEART MUCH HAVE I SEEN AND KNOWN; CITIES OF MEN, AND MANNERS, CLIMATES, COUNCILS, GOVERNMENTS, MYSELF NOT LEAST, BUT HONOURED OF THEM ALL."
    • "A SEDER CI PONEMMO IVI AMBODUI VÔLTI A LEVANTE, OND' ERAVAM SALITI; CHÈ SUOLE A RIGUARDAR GIOVARE ALTRUI."
    • CONTENTS OF VOL. I.
      • DEDICATION
    • DEDICATION
    • NOTE BY MISS YULE
    • PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION
    • PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.
    • ORIGINAL PREFACE.
    • TO HENRY YULE.
    • MEMOIR OF SIR HENRY YULE.
    • A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SIR HENRY YULE'S WRITINGS
  • SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.
    • MARCO POLO AND HIS BOOK.
      • I. OBSCURITIES IN THE HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND BOOK. RAMUSIO'S STATEMENTS
    • I. OBSCURITIES IN THE HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND BOOK. RAMUSIO'S STATEMENTS
    • THE BOOK OF MARCO POLO.
      • PROLOGUE.
        • PRELIMINARY ADDRESS OF RUSTICIANO OF PISA
      • PRELIMINARY ADDRESS OF RUSTICIANO OF PISA
    • PROLOGUE.
      • PRELIMINARY ADDRESS OF RUSTICIANO OF PISA
    • PRELIMINARY ADDRESS OF RUSTICIANO OF PISA
    • BOOK FIRST.
    • BOOK SECOND.
      • PART I.
        • I.—OF CUBLAY KAAN, THE GREAT KAAN NOW REIGNING, AND OF HIS GREAT PUISSANCE
      • I.—OF CUBLAY KAAN, THE GREAT KAAN NOW REIGNING, AND OF HIS GREAT PUISSANCE
    • PART I.
      • I.—OF CUBLAY KAAN, THE GREAT KAAN NOW REIGNING, AND OF HIS GREAT PUISSANCE
    • I.—OF CUBLAY KAAN, THE GREAT KAAN NOW REIGNING, AND OF HIS GREAT PUISSANCE
    • EXPLANATORY LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS TO VOLUME I.
      • INSERTED PLATES AND MAPS.
      • WOODCUTS PRINTED WITH THE TEXT.
        • INTRODUCTORY NOTICES.
        • A MEDIAEVAL SHIP.
        • PROLOGUE.
        • BOOK FIRST.
        • BOOK SECOND.—PART FIRST.
      • INTRODUCTORY NOTICES.
      • A MEDIAEVAL SHIP.
      • PROLOGUE.
      • BOOK FIRST.
      • BOOK SECOND.—PART FIRST.
    • INSERTED PLATES AND MAPS.
    • WOODCUTS PRINTED WITH THE TEXT.
      • INTRODUCTORY NOTICES.
      • A MEDIAEVAL SHIP.
      • PROLOGUE.
      • BOOK FIRST.
      • BOOK SECOND.—PART FIRST.
    • INTRODUCTORY NOTICES.
    • A MEDIAEVAL SHIP.
    • PROLOGUE.
    • BOOK FIRST.
    • BOOK SECOND.—PART FIRST.
  • MARCO POLO AND HIS BOOK.
    • INTRODUCTORY NOTICES.
    • I. OBSCURITIES IN THE HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND BOOK. 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. PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE TRAVELLERS DOWN TO THEIR FINAL RETURN FROM THE EAST.
    • IV. DIGRESSION CONCERNING THE MANSION OF THE POLO FAMILY AT VENICE.
    • V. DIGRESSION CONCERNING THE WAR-GALLEYS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN STATES IN THE MIDDLE AGES.
    • VI. THE JEALOUSIES AND NAVAL WARS OF VENICE AND GENOA. LAMBA DORIA'S EXPEDITION TO THE ADRIATIC; BATTLE OF CURZOLA; AND IMPRISONMENT OF MARCO POLO BY THE GENOESE.
    • VII. RUSTICIANO OR RUSTICHELLO OF PISA, MARCO POLO'S FELLOW-PRISONER AT GENOA, THE SCRIBE WHO WROTE DOWN THE TRAVELS.
    • 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 POLO'S BOOK.
    • XI. SOME ESTIMATE 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.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
  • BOOK FIRST.
    • ACCOUNT OF REGIONS VISITED OR HEARD OF ON THE JOURNEY FROM THE LESSER ARMENIA TO THE COURT OF THE GREAT KAAN AT CHANDU.
  • BOOK I.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
    • CHAPTER XL.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
    • CHAPTER XLV.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
    • CHAPTER L.
    • CHAPTER LI.
    • CHAPTER LII.
    • CHAPTER LIII.
    • CHAPTER LIV.
    • CHAPTER LV.
    • CHAPTER LVI.
    • CHAPTER LVII.
    • CHAPTER LVIII.
    • CHAPTER LIX.
    • CHAPTER LX.
    • CHAPTER LXI.
  • BOOK SECOND.
    • (1.) ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT KAAN CUBLAY; OF HIS PALACES AND CAPITAL; HIS COURT, GOVERNMENT, AND SPORTS.
    • BOOK II.
    • PART I.—THE KAAN, HIS COURT AND CAPITAL.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
    • END OF VOL I.
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