Edition of The Wonders of the World, or Book of Wonders, by Micer Marco Polo (1254-1324) of the Publishers of Rare and Ancient Books, Circle of the Bibliophile, 1978. Full text in modern French, thanks to the works of M. G. Pauthier on the manuscripts of the National Library of France, translated into Spanish by Ángeles Cardona de Gibert with 84 illustrations executed for the Duke of Burgundy in 1399 and a preliminary study by A. Cardona on the work and its history. This edition faithfully reproduces in the artistic form of its time the edition illustrated by Jean de Bonnot edited in Paris.
Format: large in-quarto (21 x 27 cm).
Illustrations: 84 monochrome prints made in 1381 for the Duke of Burgundy. Headings of the chapters reproducing elements of the Catalan Charter of 1375.
Cover pages: polychrome.
Pages: 566 pages.
Paper: 90-gram laid paper watermarked with the Bibliophile’s Circle mark, made “in a round shape” according to ancient methods.
Binding: genuine full lamb leather without sawing, without additions or cuts, blue color.
Stamping: covers and spines sumptuously decorated in 22-carat fine gold with the small square of Venice in the fifteenth century, from where ships sailed to the East, on the cover. Upper cut gilded in fine gold.
Beautiful edition in high bibliophile numbered and limited to 1,499 copies. Volume in perfect condition, new, unused.
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