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Stein, Aurél
[On Cover:] Duka Tivadar emlékezete. Stein Aurél külso tagtól. (Fölolvasta Szily Kálmán rendes tag 1913 október hó 27-én). [In memoriam Theodore Duka.]
Budapest: Kiadja a Magyar tudományos Akadémia, 1913. First edition. Inscribed by Stein. With the photographic portrait of Duka on frontispiece. In publisher's printed wrappers. Spine damaged, cover chipped. Paper is wavy at lower edge. Overall in very good condition.. First edition. Inscribed by Stein. With the photographic portrait of Duka on frontispiece. In publisher's printed wrappers. [1 (photographic frontispiece], 33, (1) p. Inscribed first edition of Stein's commemorate speech for Theodor Duka. Theodor or Tivadar Duka (1925-1908) was a Hungarian-born English philologist and physician, lived in India and served as Surgeon Colonel of the Indian Army, known as the biographer of Sándor Csoma de Kőrös (Alexander Csoma de Körös) the author of the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar book. The English translation of the booklet was privately published in 1914 in Oxford under the title "In memoriam Theodore Duka". 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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