"The Ruins of Desert Cathay" documents the adventures of M. Aurel Stein, a Hungarian archaeologist who spent most of his life in the service of the British Empire in India and traveled through central Asia and western China. The author intended this volume as a personal record of the archaeological and geographical explorations during the years ...Read More"The Ruins of Desert Cathay" documents the adventures of M. Aurel Stein, a Hungarian archaeologist who spent most of his life in the service of the British Empire in India and traveled through central Asia and western China. The author intended this volume as a personal record of the archaeological and geographical explorations during the years 1906-1908 under commission by the Indian Government. This marvellously detailed account, written in two volumes with short chapters, is a fascinating read for anyone interested in an archaeological and historical take on one man's adventures through Central Asia.Read Less
Hardcover. Quarto The plates volume only. [230pp. ] Beige cloth with black lettering on spine. B/w photographic plates, 2 large gate-fold maps and 8 gate-fold photoplates at rear pastedown. Spine slightly leaned, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy (no dust jacket).
Near Fine + No Jacket. Shelf 540 Several fold out maps at rear; spine slant; corners lightly bumped and rubbed; . No previous owner name, no marks, no underlining, not ex libra not price clipped, not a remainder, not a book club copy.
Good. Octavo. Hardcover Cloth. Facsimile Reprint. 1968. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Text in English Vol. II, only. 517 pp. Reprint of the 1912 edition. Cover shows light shelf wear. Interior clean in every way. Binding sound. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
342 illus., 3 maps, 6 views. Good. Paperback. Has been read. Crease to spines. Minor bumping., wrappers. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8", 1376 p. (total), ISBN 0486253511 & 0486254046. Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Macmillan, London, 1912. Three maps, and six photographic panoramas in a pocket. Some lt. stains to the foredges& a bit of bumping to text of Vol II where corners overhang the pocket containing the maps and panoramas. A very useable copy despite its appearance of having been read.
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