The Travels of Marco Polo Hardcover Illustrated Book
The Travels of Marco Polo, a hardcover book with colorful illustrations, is a late 1950s edition published by The Orion Press.
This copy is in very good 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 25 illustrations, drawings from a 14th century manuscript in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, have retained their original crisp, clear colors.
The dust jacket has not fared so well, with a number of tears and creases (see the photographs). It is, however, protected by a clear Mylar wrap-around cover which has prevented further damage.
The book measures 8 1/2 inches high by 5 5/8" wide by 1 1/4" thick and is 356 pages long.
Library of Congress Catalog No. 58-7821