...Messer Marco Polo

By: Byrne, Donn

Price: $195.00

Quantity: 1 available


Romantic fiction about travels of Marco Polo.

Custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase with five raised bands and stamped gilt titles and decorations.

Bindings firm and square. Minor looseness top front hinge. Text clean, light even toning. (older bookseller notes in pencil on front-free endpage) Moderate handling wear.

Donn Byrne was an Irish novelist. Educated at University College, Dublin, where he studied under Douglas Hyde, the famous Gaelic scholar.

Byrne was firmly of the neo-Romantic view of the mythical and pastoral beauty of Irish history. His writing hauntingly evokes these images, sometimes seeming want to preserve them.

ref: BAL: 2291. Allen, 150

Title: ...Messer Marco Polo

Author Name: Byrne, Donn

Illustrator: Frontispiece with three plates inserted by C. B. Falls.

Categories: Historical Fiction, Decorative Bindings ,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. [BAL 2291].

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1921.

Binding: Hardcover.

Book Condition: 8vo; , <1>-147; 2 blank leaves.

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 007409

Keywords: Biographical fiction; Biography & Autobiography; Fiction; Fiction. [from old catalog]; General; History; Literary; Polo, Marco,