The Travels of Marco Polo Illustrated Hardcover Book, 1953, Orion Press
The Travels of Marco Polo, a hardcover book published by The Orion Press in 1953, is lavishly illustrated with 25 colorful drawings from a 14th century manuscript in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, all of which have retained their original crisp, clear colors.
This collectible edition is in very good vintage / antique / antiquarian condition. The sky blue hardback cover, embellished with gold embossing and red lettering, shows no more than normal wear for its 60+ years of age.
The spine is firm, and the pages are securely bound and exceptionally clear and clean, with no marks, smudges, creases or tears. The multicolor dust jacket has a number of tears and creases. It is, however, protected by a clear Mylar wrap-around library cover which has prevented further damage.
Measuring 8 1/2 inches high by 5 5/8" wide by 1 1/4" thick, it is 356 pages long.