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The Marvellous Adventures of Sir John Maundeville Kt. First circulated between 1357 and 1371!
Size = apx 8.25 " by 6". Page tops, rough-cut page edges. SEVERAL ILLUSTRATIONS by Arthur Layard- I think he did drugs! Is the supposed author of.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville. First circulated between 1357 and 1371. The earliest surviving text is in French.
By aid of translations into many other languages, the work acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely unreliable and often fantastical nature of the travels it describes , it was used as a work of reference. Christopher Columbus , for example, was heavily influenced by both this work and Marco Polo' s earlier Travels.IDENTITY- -In his preface, the compiler calls himself a knight, and states that he was born and bred in England, in the town of St Albans. Although the book is real, it is widely believed that "Sir John Mandeville" himself was not. Common theories point to a Frenchman by the name of Jehan a la Barbe. Some recent scholars have suggested that The Travels of Sir John Mandeville was most likely written by "Jan de Langhe, a Fleming who wrote in Latin under the name Johannes Longus and in French as Jean le Long".
Jan de Langhe was born in Ypres early in the 1300s and by 1334 had become a Benedictine monk at the abbey of Saint-Bertin in Saint-Omer which was about 20 miles from Calais. He was a prolific writer and avid collector of travelogues, right up to his death in 1383.
Ohn de Mandeville crossed the sea in 1322; had traversed by way of Turkey (Asia Minor and Cilicia), Tartary, Persia, Syria, Arabia, Egypt upper and lower, Libya, the great part of Ethiopia, Chaldea, Amazonia, India the Less, the Greater and the Middle, and many countries about India; had often been to Jerusalem, and had written in Romance languages as more generally understood than Latin. The book may contain facts and knowledge acquired by actual travels and residence in the East, at least in the section which treats of the Holy Land and the ways of getting thither, of Egypt, and in general of the Levant. The prologue points almost exclusively to the Holy Land as the subject of the work. The mention of more distant regions comes in only towards the end of this prologue, and (in a manner) as an afterthought.However, this is commensurate with Mandeville's emphasis on'curiositas'wanderingrather than Christian'scientia' (knowledge). Condition: Please zoom in on photos carefully as they are part of the description. All of my books are VERY OLD and have wear. Gilt cover remains quite bright.
Gilt on page edges is dull. Boards & text very secure, but textblock lightly cracked 2 or 3 times. Book is cocked a bit.A few rips, as expected in a book this old - I saw 6 small ones, but there may be more, it is hard to flip through a book with rough-cut page edges. The pages are all remarkably clean -only a few light spots. No folds that I saw. This book is in very good condition -i'd say excellent if the pages didn't have ANY rips & the spine ends were in better shape.
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T can take up to 14 days to get back East [rare, but it does happen] I use. This book is very old and. May have accumulated bad smells along the way [musty basement/ mildew/ smoke]. Dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference!My nose doesn't work like it use to. So the old book smell doesn't bother me. As far as I can tell -this book has no bad smell. The item "RARE TRAVELS PUB IN 1357 JERUSALEM BABYLON GREECE HOLY LAND JESUS PERSIA KINGS" is in sale since Sunday, March 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Manuscripts". The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.