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Cathay and the way thither; being a collection of medieval notices of China, translated and edited by Colonel Henry Yule, C.B., late of the Royal Engineers (Bengal). With a preliminary essay on the intercourse between China and the western nations, previous to the discovery of the Cape route.

Henry Yule, Sir, 1820-1889.

London : Printed for the Hakluyt Society, MDCCCLXVI [1866] T. Richards, 37, Great Queen Street

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    Cathay and the way thither; being a collection of medieval notices of China, translated and edited by Colonel Henry Yule, C.B., late of the Royal Engineers (Bengal). With a preliminary essay on the intercourse between China and the western nations, previous to the discovery of the Cape route.
  • Author: Henry Yule, Sir, 1820-1889.
  • Contributor: Francesco Balducci Pegolotti active 14th century.;
    Bento de Góis 1562-1607.;
    Joannes de Marignolis;
    Ibn Batuta, 1304-1377.;
    Odorico, da Pordenone, 1265?-1331.;
    Rashīd al-Dīn Ṭabīb, 1247?-1318.;
    Hakluyt Society.
  • Subjects: Missions -- East Asia -- Early works to 1800; China -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800; India -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800
  • Publication Details: London : Printed for the Hakluyt Society, MDCCCLXVI [1866] T. Richards, 37, Great Queen Street
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Preliminary essay on the intercourse of China and the Western nations previous to the discovery of the sea-route by the Cape -- The travels of friar Odoric of Pordenone (1316-1330) -- Letters and reports of missionary friars from Cathay and India (1292-1338) -- Cathay under the Mongols : extracted from Rashiduddin's history (circa 1300-1307) -- Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay, etc. (circa 1330-1340) -- John de' Marignolli's recollections of Eastern travel (1338-1353) -- Ibn Batuta's travels in Bengal and China (circa 1347) -- The journey of Benedict Goës from Agra to Cathay (1602-1607).
  • Identifier: System number: 002230615
  • Notes: Pagination: vol. 1: ([4], viii, [2], [ix]-ccliii, [3], 250 p., [3] leaves of plates (1 folded); vol. 2: [4], [251]-596, xcviii, [2] p., [1] folded leaf of plates. With a three-page 'Report for1866' and a 15p. article 'The Hakluyt Society' bound in among the other pages but the location of this differs from copy to copy.
    Printer's name from colophon.
    With half-title pages.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Citation/references note: NSTC, 2Y2356
  • Physical Description: 2 v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • Series: Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; no. 36-37
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at ST 461/36,37. With stamps of the India Office Library.
    Copy note: Copy at Ac.6172/34. In this copy the 'Report for 1866' and the article 'The Hakluyt Society' are bound in vol. 1 before the 'Dedication and Preface' on p. [iii].
    Copy note: Copy at ST 461/36,37. In this copy the 'Report for 1866' is bound in vol. 2 before the half-title page and the article 'The Hakluyt Society' is bound in the end of vol. 2. Copy contains a one-page 'Note to 'Cathay and the way thither,' by Colonel Yule' after the index in vol. 2. With marginal ms. annotations in contemporary hand throughout.
    Physical condition: Copy at ST 461/36,37. Imperfect: vol. 1 wants half-title page.
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection Ac.6172/34.
    Asia, Pacific & Africa ST 461/36,37
  • UIN: BLL01002230615

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