New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Third Edition (reprinted), Revised Throughout in the Light of Recent Discoveries by Henri Cordier (of Paris). Hardcover. 2 Volumes. Volume I, cii, , 462, folding map. Volume II, xxii, , 662,  pages. Footnotes. Maps. Illustrations. A Bibliography of Sir Henry Yule's Writings. Supplementary Notes on Special Subjects. Index. Covers worn and soiled with some tears and wear at spine. Sir Henry Yule KCSI CB FRSGS (1 May 1820 – 30 December 1889) was a Scottish Orientalist and geographer. He published many travel books, including translations of the work of Marco Polo and Mirabilia by the 14th-century Dominican Friar Jordanus. He was also the compiler of a dictionary of Anglo-Indian terms, the Hobson-Jobson, with Arthur Coke Burnell. Yule retired in 1862, and in 1863 he was created a Companion of the Order of the Bath through the influence of Sir Roderick Murchison. He devoted his leisure to the medieval history and geography of Central Asia. He made use of the richly stocked public libraries there during this period. He published Cathay and the Way Thither (1866), and the Book of Marco Polo (1871), for which he received the Founder's Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society the following year. Yule was a member, and from 1877 to 1889 President, of the Hakluyt Society. Henri Cordier (8 August 1849 – 16 March 1925) was a French linguist, historian, ethnographer, author, and Orientalist. He was President of the Société de Géographie in Paris. Cordier was a prominent figure in the development of East Asian and Central Asian scholarship. Cordier had a strong impact on the development of Chinese scholarship, and was a mentor of the noted French sinologist Édouard Chavannes.
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