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Sir Marc Aurel Stein

Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943) was a Hungarian-born British archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological discoveries in Central Asia.

Stein was also an ethnographer, geographer, linguist and surveyor. His collection of books and manuscripts taken from caves in Central Asia is important for the study of the history of and the art and literature of the region. He wrote several volumes on his expeditions and discoveries including: Ancient Khotan (1907); Ruins of Desert Cathay (1912); Serindia (1921); Innermost Asia (1928); On Alexander’s track to the Indus (1929); and On Ancient Central Asian Tracks (1933).

 

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  1. First edition, 4to (28.5 x 22); [2], 77pp., 16 plates, four of which are in colour, black and white illustrations in the text, some scattered foxing, mostly to the title-page; original gilt maroon cloth, a very good copy.

    £3,750
  2. First edition. 8vo. xxviii, 432 pp., coloured folding map in pocket at rear, 112 photographic illustrations, 31 plates of antiquities at end, 25 plans, and 7 maps, publisher's rust cloth, gilt, gilt block to upper cover, original dust-wrapper (small repairs) with photographic illustration, an excellent example.

    £2,250
  3. First edition, 8vo, inscribed presentation copy from the author, xxiv, 342pp., 2 pages ads at end, 147 illustrations including some in colour, folding map, top edge gilt others uncut, original tan cloth gilt, gilt medallion to upper cover, original white pictorial dust-wrapper lettered in black, a fine copy.

    £4,500
 

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