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Marsden, William 1754-1836

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Works: 794 works in 1,404 publications in 9 languages and 8,517 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Catalogs  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Maps  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Cartographer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: G370, 915
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The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian by Marco Polo( Book )

72 editions published between 1854 and 2013 in English and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary travelogue has enthralled readers for more than seven centuries. Marco Polo's vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his colorful stories--and above all, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor of China--offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone
The travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo( Book )

29 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Polo accompanied his father and uncle, Venetian merchants, on a journey to the empire of Kublai Khan in eastern Asia. There Marco served for several years as an official of the Khan. As set down by the scribe, Rusteglio, this is Marco's record of his life and travels in Asia from 1271 to 1295
The history of Sumatra by William Marsden( Book )

144 editions published between 1783 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Marsden (1754-1836) spent his youth working for the East India Company in Sumatra, arriving at sixteen and returning to seek new opportunities in England at twenty-five. Through his acquaintance with Sir Joseph Banks, and his interest in oriental studies, which later led to his admittance to the Royal Society, Marsden was inspired to write an account of the island. His history was first published in 1783. Throughout his subsequent life he combined research and writing, especially on oriental languages and numismatics, and he was also First Secretary to the Admiralty at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar. Displaying a profound understanding of the local flora, fauna, history and people, Marsden provides an important account of a little-known part of Indonesia. Illustrated with botanical drawings, maps and local scenes, the third edition of 1811 is reissued here
The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian : the translation of Marsden revised, with a selection of his notes by Marco Polo( Book )

16 editions published between 1854 and 1968 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of The Travels of Marco Polo utilizes the Marsden translation, but contains the additional notes and commentary by Thomas Wright, an English biographer
Memoirs of a Malayan family by Nakhodā Mūda( Book )

22 editions published between 1830 and 1968 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary and grammar of the Malayan language by William Marsden( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Malayan language by William Marsden( Book )

24 editions published between 1812 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the Malayan language in two parts, Malayan and English and English and Malayan by William Marsden( Book )

17 editions published between 1812 and 1984 in English and Malay and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Marco Polo : the Marsden translation by Marco Polo( Book )

2 editions published between 1933 and 1972 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the journey of Marco Polo to the court of the Mongol emperor, Kublai Khan, in the thirteenth century and includes his lesser-known journeys as well
The journal of Frederick Horneman's travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the capital of the kingdom of Fezzan, in Africa, in the years 1797-8 by Friedrich Hornemann( Book )

11 editions published between 1802 and 1985 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotheca marsdeniana philologica et orientalis. A catalogue of books and manuscripts collected with a view to the general comparison of languages, and to the study of Oriental literature by William Marsden( Book )

19 editions published between 1827 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amassed over a forty-year career, first with the East India Company in Sumatra and later with the Admiralty as its First Secretary, William Marsden's library, as revealed in this catalogue of 1827, was an invaluable collection. An expert in Asian languages, Marsden (1754-1836) published his catalogue to provide a basis for study into comparative linguistics and oriental literature. This work provides an insight into both the practice of book-collecting in the period, and the variety of works published throughout the world. It lists texts on travel, medicine and linguistics, as well as works of literature and religion, including some extremely rare Bibles, and a possibly unique copy of the Book of Genesis in the Algonquin language. The library itself was donated to King's College, London, in 1835 and is now shared by King's College and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London
The travels of Marco Polo, a Venetian, in the thirteenth century : being a description, by that early traveller, of remarkable places and things, in the eastern parts of the world by Marco Polo( Book )

9 editions published between 1818 and 2000 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous works of William Marsden by William Marsden( Book )

13 editions published in 1834 in English and Multiple languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels by Marco Polo( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. His account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown East and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time. For this edition - the first completely new English translation of the Travels in over fifty years - Nigel Cliff has gone back to the original manuscript sources to produce a fresh, authoritative new version. The volume also contains ... an introduction describing the world as it stood on the eve of Polo's departure, and examining the fantastical notions the West had developed of the East"--Publisher's description
The travels of Marco Polo, a Venetian, in the thirteenth century: by Marco Polo( Book )

2 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of dictionaries, vocabularies, grammars, and alphabets. In two parts. ... By William Marsden by William Marsden( )

9 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numismata orientalia illustrata. The oriental coins, ancient and modern, of his collection described and historically illustrated by William Marsden( Book )

6 editions published in 1823 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the era of the Mahometans, called the Hejerà * (Hijrah). By William Marsden ... From the Philosophical Transactions by William Marsden( )

13 editions published between 1788 and 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionnaire hollandais et malai, suivi d'un Dictionnaire français et malai by William Marsden( Book )

3 editions published in 1826 in French and Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian
Alternative Names
Marsden, Guillermo 1754-1836

Marsden Mr. 1754-1836

Marsden, W.

Marsden W. 1754-1836

Marsden, Wilhelm 1754-1836

Marsden, William 1754-1836

William Marsden botánico británico

William Marsden British botanist

William Marsden British orientalist

William Marsden Brits botanicus (1754-1836)

William Marsden englischer Orientalist, Sprachforscher, Numismatiker und wissenschaftlicher Erforscher Indonesiens

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