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It has become familiar in the West , however , through the description of Marco
Polo , and the famously popular Arabian Nights ' Entertainment . In his travels
Marco Polo describes the island of Madagascar , a place he had not visited
Kazwini : in Johann Gildemeister , Scriptorum Arabum de Rebus Indica . Bonnae
, 1883 , p . 220 . Komroff , Manuel : The Contemporaries of Marco Polo . London ,
1928 , pp . 311 - 312 . Lane , Edward William : The Thousand and One Nights .
J . Bostock and H . T . Riley . London , 1855 - 1857 . Polo , Marco : The Travels of
Marco Polo . London , 1908 , p . 109 . Vinden , John : The Unnatural History of
the Salamander ' , The Saturday Book , vol . 22 , pp . 172 – 184 . London , 1962 .
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I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review
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