[Cover title:] [Obituary of] Sir Aurel Stein. 1862–1943. (From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XXIX. London: Humphrey Milford Amen House, E.C. 4.). C. E. A. W. Oldham, Charles Evelyn Arbuthnot William.
[Cover title:] [Obituary of] Sir Aurel Stein. 1862–1943. (From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XXIX. London: Humphrey Milford Amen House, E.C. 4.)
Obituary of Sir Aurel Stein

[Cover title:] [Obituary of] Sir Aurel Stein. 1862–1943. (From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XXIX. London: Humphrey Milford Amen House, E.C. 4.)

Oxford: University Press, [1943]. First separate edition. With a photographic portrait of Stein on frontispiece. In publisher’s printed wrappers, sewn. [(1) photographic frontispiece] leaf, 20 p. Wrapper’s somewhat chipped. Otherwise in fine condition.

Obituary of Sir Aurel Stein by his friend C.E.A.W. Oldham (1869–1949), former Indian Civil Service officer, editor of the Indian Antiquary, and The Journal of Francis Buchanan.

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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Price: €300.00