Marco Polo. Pop-up Book, Vojt ch Kuba ta.

Marco Polo.

1960. London: ARTIA/Bancroft & Co. Ltd., (cir. 1960).

Folio (324 by 227 mm), 1-7, [1] pp., published without title page. Double-page pop-up of Kublai Khan in his palanquin led by elephants and a tiger, flanked by his hunting party. Complete with white silk reins. Bound in color-printed pictorial card covers, pages stapled. Slightly bumped at corners; very good.

§ Early English translation of the first edition. Bancroft, owned by a Czech refugee from the Nazis, was the first Western publisher to market Kuba ta’s books. Kuba ta, relatively unknown in his time, illustrated and designed over 300 books. Gubig and Köpcke 57. Grolier/Loker 93. Item #107134

Price: $150.00

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