On Alexander's Track to the Indus

Stein, Alexander

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

Editorial: Macmillan and Co., London

Año de publicación: 1929

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good-

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket

Edición: First Edition.


Foxing to half-title page. Foxing to margins of folding plates. Moderate spotting to page edges. Minor rubbing to corners of spine. 1/8" tear to cloth at head of rear joint. Small wrinkle to cloth at corner of rear board. No signatures. A couple of owner's comments in soft pencil on front endpaper. Hinges unbroken. Cloth covers clean and bright.; First printing. xvi, 182 pages + frontis + plates + 2 folding colour maps at rear. Brick-red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and oval gilt illustration on front board. Top page edges gilt. Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 6 5/8". "The explorations described in these pages had for their scene a region beyond the administrative border of the Indian North-West Frontier not previously accessible to Europeans." - from the author's preface. Contents: An Old Transborder Goal; The Start for Swat; Visits to Buddhist Ruins; Welcome by an Old Friend; Bir-kot and the Ruins around it; Alexander's Invasion of Swat; Past King Uttarasena's Stupa; Ude-gram and its ancient Fastness; At the Badshah's Capital; Buddhist Remains about Saidu and Manglawar; On the Way to the Swat Kohistan; The Entry into Torwal; To the Headwaters of the Swat River; Across the Swat-Indus Watershed; Over the Shilkai Pass and down Kana; The Ascent to Pir-Sar; In Search of Aornos; The Survey of Pir-Sar; The Story of Alexander's Siege of Aornos; Aornos located on Pir-Sar; Ancient Remains at Pir-Sar and the Name of Mount Una; Farewell to an Historic Site and its Story; Through Chakesar and Puran; To Buner and Mount Ilam; Departure from Swat; Index. ; 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 4590

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