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They attracted the special attention of Marco Polo, as well as of many other
travellers in Thibet; and for a recent account of them reference may be made to
Captain Gill's River of Golden Sand. And indeed Marco Polo had mentioned '
dogs the ...
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
himself, but ...
Komroff, Manuel : The Contemporaries of Marco Polo. London, 1928, pp. 31 1-3
1 2. Lane, Edward William : The Thousand and One Nights. London, 1883, vol. III,
pp. 85 ff. Lowes, J. L. : The Road to Xanadu. Boston, 1927. Parkinson, C. : 'The ...
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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