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NOTE BY MISS YULE1
PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION1
PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.3
ORIGINAL PREFACE.11
TO HENRY YULE.15
MEMOIR OF SIR HENRY YULE.15
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SIR HENRY YULE’S WRITINGS57
SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.68
I. OBSCURITIES IN THE HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND BOOK.  RAMUSIO’S STATEMENTS68
IX.  MARCO POLO’S BOOK; AND THE LANGUAGE IN WHICH IT WAS FIRST WRITTEN69
XI.  SOME ESTIMATE OF THE CHARACTER OF POLO AND HIS BOOK69
XIII.  NATURE OF POLO’S INFLUENCE ON GEOGRAPHICAL KNOWLEDGE70
THE BOOK OF MARCO POLO.70
PRELIMINARY ADDRESS OF RUSTICIANO OF PISA70
II.—­HOW THE TWO BROTHERS WENT ON BEYOND SOLDAIA70
V.—­HOW THE TWO BROTHERS ARRIVED AT THE COURT OF THE GREAT KAAN71
VII.—­HOW THE GREAT KAAN SENT THE TWO BROTHERS AS HIS ENVOYS TO THE POPE71
IX.—­HOW THE TWO BROTHERS CAME TO THE CITY OF ACRE; AND THENCE TO VENICE71
XI.—­HOW THE TWO BROTHERS SET OUT FROM ACRE, AND MARK ALONG WITH THEM71
XV.—­HOW THE LORD SENT MARK ON AN EMBASSY OF HIS71
BOOK FIRST.71
I.—­HERE THE BOOK BEGINS; AND FIRST IT SPEAKS OF THE LESSER HERMENIA72
III.—­DESCRIPTION OF THE GREATER HERMENIA72
V.—­OF THE KINGDOM OF MAUSUL72
IX.—­HOW THE ONE-EYED COBLER WAS DESIRED TO PRAY FOR THE CHRISTIANS72
XI.—­OF THE NOBLE CITY OF TAURIS72
XIV.—­HOW THE THREE KINGS RETURNED TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY72
XVI.—­CONCERNING THE GREAT CITY OF YASDI73
XIX.—­OF THE DESCENT TO THE CITY OF HORMOS73
XXI.—­CONCERNING THE CITY OF COBINAN AND THE THINGS THAT ARE MADE THERE73
XXIII.—­CONCERNING THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN73
XXV.—­HOW THE OLD MAN CAME BY HIS END73
XXVII.—­OF THE CITY OF BALC73
XXIX.—­OF THE PROVINCE OF BADASHAN74
XXXI.—­OF THE PROVINCE OF KESHIMUR74
XXXIII.—­OF THE KINGDOM OF CASCAR74
XXXV.—­OF THE PROVINCE OF YARCAN74
XXXVII.—­OF THE PROVINCE OF PEIN74
XXXIX.—­OF THE CITY OF LOP, AND THE GREAT DESERT74
XLI.—­OF THE PROVINCE OF CAMUL74
XLIII.—­OF THE PROVINCE OF SUKCHUR75
XLV.—­OF THE CITY OF ETZINA75
XLVII.—­OF CHINGHIS, AND HOW HE BECAME THE FIRST KAAN OF THE TARTARS75
XLIX.—­HOW PRESTER JOHN MARCHED TO MEET CHINGHIS75
LII.—­CONCERNING THE CUSTOMS OF THE TARTARS75
LIV.—­CONCERNING THE TARTAR CUSTOMS OF WAR75
LVI.—­SUNDRY PARTICULARS ON THE PLAIN BEYOND CARACORON75
LVIII.—­OF THE KINGDOM OF EGRIGAIA76
LXI.—­OF THE CITY OF CHANDU, AND THE KAAN’S PALACE THERE76
BOOK SECOND.76
PART I.76
III.—­HOW THE GREAT KAAN MARCHED AGAINST NAYAN76
V.—­HOW THE GREAT KAAN CAUSED NAYAN TO BE PUT TO DEATH76
VII.—­HOW THE KAAN REWARDED THE VALOUR OF HIS CAPTAINS76
IX.—­CONCERNING THE GREAT KAAN’S SONS77
XI.—­CONCERNING THE CITY OF CAMBALUC77
XIII.—­THE FASHION OF THE GREAT KAAN’S TABLE AT HIS HIGH FEASTS77
XV.—­OF THE GREAT FESTIVAL WHICH THE KAAN HOLDS ON NEW YEAR’S DAY77
XVII.—­HOW THE GREAT KAAN ENJOINETH HIS PEOPLE TO SUPPLY HIM WITH GAME77
XIX.—­CONCERNING THE TWO BROTHERS WHO HAVE CHARGE OF THE KAAN’S HOUNDS77
XXVIII.—­HOW THE GREAT KAAN CAUSES TREES TO BE PLANTED BY THE HIGHWAYS78
EXPLANATORY LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS TO VOLUME I.79
WOODCUTS PRINTED WITH THE TEXT.80
A MEDIAEVAL SHIP.80
PROLOGUE.81
BOOK FIRST.82
BOOK SECOND.—­PART FIRST.83
MARCO POLO AND HIS BOOK.84
I. OBSCURITIES IN THE HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND BOOK.  RAMUSIO’S STATEMENTS.84
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96
IV.  DIGRESSION CONCERNING THE MANSION OF THE POLO FAMILY AT VENICE.108
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140
IX.  MARCO POLO’S BOOK; AND THE LANGUAGE IN WHICH IT WAS FIRST WRITTEN.158
X. VARIOUS TYPES OF TEXT OF MARCO POLO’S BOOK.167
XI.  SOME ESTIMATE OF THE CHARACTER OF POLO AND HIS BOOK.181
XII.  CONTEMPORARY RECOGNITION OF POLO AND HIS BOOK.194
XIII.  NATURE OF POLO’S INFLUENCE ON GEOGRAPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.205
XIV.  EXPLANATIONS REGARDING THE BASIS ADOPTED FOR THE PRESENT TRANSLATION.215
THE BOOK OF MARCO POLO.219
CHAPTER I.220
CHAPTER II.221
CHAPTER III.227
CHAPTER IV.228
CHAPTER V.228
CHAPTER VI.229
CHAPTER VII.229
CHAPTER VIII.231
CHAPTER IX.232
CHAPTER X.233
CHAPTER XI.234
CHAPTER XII.235
CHAPTER XIII.238
CHAPTER XIV.239
CHAPTER XV.240
CHAPTER XVI.243
CHAPTER XVII.244
CHAPTER XVIII.246
BOOK FIRST.250
BOOK I.250
CHAPTER I.250
CHAPTER II.252
CHAPTER III.254
CHAPTER IV.259
CHAPTER V.268
CHAPTER VI.271
CHAPTER VII.277
CHAPTER VIII.278
CHAPTER IX.279
CHAPTER X.279
CHAPTER XI.281
CHAPTER XII.283
CHAPTER XIII.284
CHAPTER XIV.285
CHAPTER XV.288
CHAPTER XVI.294
CHAPTER XVII.296
CHAPTER XVIII.304
CHAPTER XIX.315
CHAPTER XX.333
CHAPTER XXI.335
CHAPTER XXII.338
CHAPTER XXIII.352
CHAPTER XXIV.355
CHAPTER XXV.358
CHAPTER XXVI.361
CHAPTER XXVII.363
CHAPTER XXVIII.365
CHAPTER XXIX.370
CHAPTER XXX.377
CHAPTER XXXI.380
CHAPTER XXXII.384
CHAPTER XXXIII.396
CHAPTER XXXIV.398
CHAPTER XXXV.400
CHAPTER XXXVI.401
CHAPTER XXXVII.404
CHAPTER XXXVIII.408
CHAPTER XXXIX.410
CHAPTER XL.420
CHAPTER XLI.427
CHAPTER XLII.430
CHAPTER XLIII.435
CHAPTER XLIV.437
CHAPTER XLV.441
CHAPTER XLVI.443
CHAPTER XLVII.459
CHAPTER XLVIII.460
CHAPTER XLIX.461
CHAPTER L.464
CHAPTER LI.465
CHAPTER LII.473
CHAPTER LIII.477
CHAPTER LIV.480
CHAPTER LV.486
CHAPTER LVI.489
CHAPTER LVII.494
CHAPTER LVIII.501
CHAPTER LIX.504
CHAPTER LX.520
CHAPTER LXI.522
BOOK SECOND.556
BOOK II.556
PART I.—­THE KAAN, HIS COURT AND CAPITAL.556
CHAPTER I.556
CHAPTER II.557
CHAPTER III.559
CHAPTER IV.560
CHAPTER V.565
CHAPTER VI.571
CHAPTER VII.574
CHAPTER VIII.580
CHAPTER IX.583
CHAPTER X.586
CHAPTER XI.593
CHAPTER XII.598
CHAPTER XIII.601
CHAPTER XIV.607
CHAPTER XV.610
CHAPTER XVI.613
CHAPTER XVII.616
CHAPTER XVIII.616
CHAPTER XIX.619
CHAPTER XX.621
CHAPTER XXI.629
CHAPTER XXII.630
CHAPTER XXIII.632
CHAPTER XXIV.638
CHAPTER XXV.647
CHAPTER XXVI.650
CHAPTER XXVII.654
CHAPTER XXVIII.655
CHAPTER XXIX.655
CHAPTER XXX.656
CHAPTER XXXI.658
CHAPTER XXXII.659
CHAPTER XXXIII.660
CHAPTER XXXIV.674
END OF VOL I.679
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