Innermost Asia. Sir Aurel Stein.
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Innermost Asia

Oxford UK: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Detailed report on explorations in Central Asia, Kan-Su and Eastern Iran. Carried out and described under the orders of HM Indian Government. 3 large format over sized volumes plus a portfolio of maps in a separate box. Vol 1 & 2 have 1,159 pages and profuse ill and plates. These are the detailed travel volumes. Vol 3 is the plate volume with 135 plates and 59 plans. Vol 4 is the Map box with 47 maps and 4 lettered maps. The text volumes contain over 500 photographic illustrations, plus other plates, some in color, and plans. The map box contains over 50 individual maps (numbered and lettered) which show great detail on the areas explored. Original rust colored cloth with gilt on spine and front covers. This is Stein's major work on the anthropology and archaeology of Central Asia. Stein was inspired by Sven Hedin but financed by the Indian government. He discovered the existence of a lost civilization along the Silk Route in CHinese Central Asia. He also described the culture of north-west India and Chinese Turkestan and into China. Stein traveled almost 11,000 miles between 1913 and 1916. He went from Kashmir to Kashgar, across the Taklamakan Desert to Khotan, across the Pamirs and Valleys of the Upper Oxus, and more! Corners bumped (as usual on these extraordinary thick and heavy works) and former owner's raised private library blindstamp on page after title page in text and plate volumes. Text is fine (minor bumping in first few plates). Only light spine wear. Basically a handsome, solid VG+ set in original cloth. Near Fine. Item #5659

Price: $19,500.00

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