Inscribed Work by Aurel Stein

Une récente exploration en Transjordanie. Académie des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres. Comptes rendus des séances de l’année 1939.

Paris: Auguste Picard, 1939. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front cover in black ink. Text in French. In publisher’s printed wrappers. (2), 263–268 p. Cover moderately tanned towards the extremities. Pages yellowed due to acidic paper. Lower right corner dog-eared throughout. Overall in very good condition.

Inscribed copy of Stein’s report about his aerial archaeological survey of ancient Roman limes in Transjordan and Iraq which he carried out in 1938. Transcript of his lecture at the 1939 annual meeting of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

Sir Marc Aurél Stein (1862–1943) was a Hungarian born British archaeologist, mainly concerned with exploring ancient Central Asia. Member of “The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire” as Knight Commander (KCIE), and Fellow of British Academy. He made four major expeditions to Central Asia in 1900, 1906–1908, 1913–1916 and 1930. His greatest discovery was made at Mogao Caves, also known as “Caves of the Thousand Buddhas”, near Dunhuang in 1907. The Stein collection (mostly manuscripts and other relics) has been placed in the British Library, the British Museum, and partly to the Srinagar Museum and the National Museum in New Delhi.


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