[Cover Title:] Az ó-perzsa vallásos irodalomról. Irta Dr. Stein Aurél. Külön-lenyomat a “Budapest Szemle” 108. számából, 1885. Decz. [On the Old Persian Religious Literature. By Dr. Aurél Stein. Offprint from the Budapesti Szemle No. 108, December 1885.]. Aurél Stein.
Stein's first publication

[Cover Title:] Az ó-perzsa vallásos irodalomról. Irta Dr. Stein Aurél. Külön-lenyomat a “Budapest Szemle” 108. számából, 1885. Decz. [On the Old Persian Religious Literature. By Dr. Aurél Stein. Offprint from the Budapesti Szemle No. 108, December 1885.]

Budapest: 1885, Franklin-Társulat Könyvnyomdája. First separate edition. Offprint with separate pagination (pp. [1]–19). In publisher’s printed wrappers. (1)–19, (1) p. Wrappers dusted, inside clean. Overall in fine condition.

Extremely scarce, first separate edition of Stein’s first publication, his paper on Persian religious literature. Written while he studied in Britain on a Hungarian scholarship at the Trinity College in Cambridge. Originally published in Budapesti Szemle Vol. 44. no. 108 (pp. 365–383)

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.

Extremely scarce. WorldCat locates only one copy in Israel.

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Price: €3,000.00

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