On Alexander's Track to the Indus. Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India. Carried Out Under the Orders of H. M. Indian Government.

STEIN, Marc Aurel.

Editorial: London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929, 1929
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Título: On Alexander's Track to the Indus. Personal ...

Editorial: London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929

Año de publicación: 1929

Edición: 1st Edition


Tall octavo. Original smooth red-brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine, embossed gilt roundel to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Errata slip tipped in to p. [1]. Bookplate of Julio Berzunza to front pastedown, with his discreet ink-stamp to half-title. Spine gently rolled with short nick to headcap, mild rubbing to tips and spine-ends, top edge of front board lightly bumped, superficial cracking to hinge between sigs. H & I. An excellent copy with bright plates. Frontispiece and 60 other plates mostly from the author's photographs, 2 folding photographic panoramas, 2 folding colour maps at the rear. First edition, first impression. "Alexander the Great held an abiding fascination for Stein. He made several tours, including one in 1926 through Swat to try to identify the precise location of various events during Alexander's eastern campaign" (ODNB). "In 1926 he took a short journey to the north of Peshawar, and in 1927-28, prompted by John Marshall's discovery of the ancient civilization of the Indus valley, he made two journeys through Baluchistan in search of links with the prehistoric civilization of Sumeria" (Howgego). Yakushi S336; Howgego IV S65. N° de ref. de la librería 109732

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