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0015 Marco Polo : vol.1
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experience and judgement of Mr Fairfax HALL proved to be of very great service in the earlier stages of the printing.

And I must not lose this opportunity, perhaps my last, of gratefully recording how much I owe to my brothers George in Hangchow and Henry at Damerham, whose love and learning and scholarship have been at my service all through my life and in this work. My Wife has given me great, if unspecialised, help.

The debt which the book generally and I personally owe to Sir Percival DAVID simply cannot be expressed. Not only has his generosity alone rendered the

making and printing of the book possible, but from start to finish he has

interested himself with enthusiasm in every detail large or small of the work. Every stage, whether of the collection and arrangement of the material or of the

printing, has received his minute attention and his eager and invaluable advice; and that in spite of ill health and of other occupations of the magnitude, for example, of the direction of the Chinese Exhibition of r 9 3 5 , 3 6 . That this is no exaggeration will be believed if I add that as many as four letters and a long message have reached me from Sir Percival in one day!

And lastly I do not know how to thank enough Mr John BUNSTON and Mr S. G. BRADSHAW whose great patience and extremely expert skill have been able to direct and to carry out an intricate and really troublesome piece of printing with conspicuous success.

Cambridge, May 1938.   A.C.M.