Explorations in Central Asia, 1906–1908. [On title: Separat-Abdruck aus den “Földrajzi Közlemények” Band XXXVII., Heft 5–7.]. M. Aurel Stein, Dr.
Explorations in Central Asia, 1906–1908. [On title: Separat-Abdruck aus den “Földrajzi Közlemények” Band XXXVII., Heft 5–7.]
Stein's Paper on His Second Expedition to Central Asia

Explorations in Central Asia, 1906–1908. [On title: Separat-Abdruck aus den “Földrajzi Közlemények” Band XXXVII., Heft 5–7.]

[Budapest]: [S.n.], [1909]. First English separate edition. Text in English. In publisher’s printed wrappers. 28 p. Wrappers restored. Pages with traces of creasing. Otherwise in very good condition.

First English separate edition of Stein’s report on his second major expedition to Central Asia between 1906 and 1908.

The text is the translation of the paper Stein read at the Hungarian Geographical Society, on April 23 and 26, 1909, as it is stated on the first page. Although it reads on the cover in German, that this is a separate offprint, it is misleading because in “Földrajzi Közlemények” the paper was published in Hungarian (supposedly the cover title of the Hungarian edition was – by mistake – also translated and for some reason not into English but German).

The first English journal edition (with slightly different text) is the one in Geographical Journal (for July and September 1909) which is the text of Stein’s lecture to the Royal Geographical Society meeting of 8 March 1909.

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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