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Stein's wall paintings on ancient Asian shrines  

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Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia recovered by Sir Aurel Stein, K.C.I.E. Described by Fred H. Andrews, O.B.E.

Stein, Aurel & Frederick Henry Andrews


Oxford University Press / Geoffrey Cumberlege



2 volumes, text & plates. Text is xxxiv, 128 pp. With 3 plans; folding map. 38x28 cm (15x11"), cloth-backed boards. Plate portfolio with illustrated title leaf & 32 plates, some color, 3 double-page, loose as issued. 63.5x51 cm (25x20"), blue cloth lettered in gilt, ribbon ties.

Sir Aurel Stein passed away in Kabul, in 1943 while engaged in archaeological explorations in Afghanistan, so the final preparation of the present volume devolved to his lifelong friend Fred Andrews.

Lot Amendments

Text volume with minor shelf wear, offset to endpapers; portfolio sunned at spine and margins, some foxing; title leaf with margin discoloration; very good or better.

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