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0307 Cathay and the Way Thither : vol.1
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  1. ST. MARK'S LIBRARY at Venice. (MSS. Lat., Class xiv, Cod. xliii.) This MS. is described (as No. lxxii) in the printed Catalogue raisonne called Biblioteca Manoscritta di Tommaso Giuseppe Farsetti, Venez., 1771. It is of the fourteenth century, and probably early, but is not very carefully written. I have had a transcript of it in preparing this translation, but it has not proved so useful as I expected.

  2. CAVAL. CICOGNA'S LIBRARY, at Venice. This is one of those used by Venni in printing his text, of which there were two. The other also is preserved at Venice or in Friuli, but I cannot give the place, having unluckily lost a note by Signr. Cicogna on the subject. Signr. Cicogna's, if it is, as I believe, that which belonged to Liruti, was transcribed in 1401 by Filippo, notary and student in Padua. (See work by Liruti, quoted at p. 6.)

  3. CAPITULAR LIBRARY, at Udine. A paper MS. of the early part of the 15th century. Dr. Joppi, of Udine, in a note mentioning this, says it is pretty correct, and apparently somewhat like that used by Venni in his notes as " Udinese" (but, I gather, not the same). There is an Italian version attached to it, transcribed about the same time.

Italian MSS. of Odoric.

  1. ST. MARK'S LIBRARY, Venice. (Cl. vi., Cod. 102.) Paper 8vo, and certainly of the 14th century. It is described in a work called " Codcl. MSS. Bibliothecœ Nanianœ a Jacobo Morellio relati, Venet., 1771," in high terms of praise for its " diligenza e pulitezza di stilo." I can speak as to the former ; it is the most careful and intelligently executed copy of 0 doric that I have seen. I have examined the MS. and used a transcript of it in preparing this work.

  2. ST. MARK'S LIBRARY, Venice. (Cl. vi., Cod. 208.) Paper 4to. Not earlier than the 16th century. The volume contains other matter, including Polo, Alonzo Cadamosto, voyages of Vasco de Gama and Columbus. It is noticed in Marsden's Polo, p. lxii. I have examined it, but made no use of it.

  3. RICCARDIANA, at Florence. (No. 683.) Small 4to., containing many other pieces. This is one of the peculiar type