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STEIN, M. Aurel.
RUINS OF DESERT CATHAY: Personal Narrative of Exploration inCentral Asia and Wes
London 1912, Macmillian. FIRST EDITION. Brown gilt cloth,top. gilt,2 vols., 546+517p., index, 3 fold out maps, 332 photos,. line drawings, 9 color lithos, 6 fold out panoramas, vol. 1. spine gilt bit faded, v.2 bright spine, contents clean.. The most fascinating of Stein's popular publications, inclu ding chapters on his negotiations for the treasures in the walled-up library at Dunhuang. His personal record of arch- archeological & geographical explorations carried out in the the remote parts of Asia. * He traveled on foot over 10,000 miles from the valley of the Indo-Afghan border, across the snowy ranges of the Hindu Kush, up the cradle of the River Oxus, on the roof of the world, & down to the Tarim River basin, to the dreaded Taklamakan desert. A keen archaeological primary resource, plus the first discovery of Tun-Huang and the Caves of the 1000 Buddha's. A major resource for early Buddhist studies, and Central Asian exploration, the Silk Road, and that whole area. By and large, the most impressive resource on this hitherto unexplored area. The Holy Grail of early Buddhist images and Buddhism. * THE FIRST EDITION WAS LONDON 1912 IN 2 VOLUMES. It was bound in brown cloth with gold-staming, and top edges gilt, 17 x 24 cm. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi S331 * Stein 1862-1943 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
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