Bound in original green cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has some small tears and edge wear. Extremities slightly worn and a little sunning of lower edge but otherwise a very good copy. Signature on first free endpaper.
Hollis and Carter.,
In search of marco polo and other adventures. translated from the italian by bruce penman.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 365 +  pp.
Illustrated by double page map, diagram and by 16 pages of black and white photographs.
First published in Milan, 1964, the English edition is a slightly abridged version of the Italian one. An account of the author's travels in Mongolia, in three parts based on his interpreter, Aguan, Pulgin, a young shepherd who attaches himself to the author and his sister, Sayan, with whom he falls in love. Silvio Micheli (1911-90) from Viareggio, was an Industrial designer turned author who wrote on the Italian Resistance and the workers' struggle, most notably his novel, Pane duro, 1946.
[Stock No. 24441]