Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Serindia, Sir Aurel Stein and the Discovery of the Dunhuang Manuscript Hoard.

Not news but tastefully displayed, Sir Aurel Stein's masterpiece "Serindia" in a blog by Rare and Unusual Images from F.A. Bernett Books

The original was printed in 1921 with 500 copies.
The current price for the complete et of these books is between € 16.625 and € 50.000!

This is what you would get for € 50.00!

SERINDIA. Detailed Report of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China carried out and described under the orders of H. M. Indian government by Aurel Stein, K. C. I. E. Indian Archaeological Survey. With descriptive lists of Antiques by F. H. Andrews, F. M. G. Lorimer, C. L. Woolley, and others ; and appendices by J. Allan, L. D. Barnett, L. Binyon, É. Chavannes, A. H. Church, A. H. Francke, A. F. R. Hoernle, T. A. Joyce, R. Petrucci, K. Schlesinger, F. W. Thomas.
by Sir Aurel STEIN

Bookseller: Librairie Herodote
(Paris, FR, France)

Book Description: Oxford, At The Clarendon Press, 1921. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. Edition originale. 5 vol. gds in-4° ; [Text]-XXXIX-de la p. 1 à la p. 547, très nbses reprod. photographiques h.-t. [1-144]/VIII-de la p. 549 à la p. 1088, très nbses reprod. photographiques h.-t. [145-236]/XI-de la p. 1089 à la p. 1580, très nbses reprod. photographiques h.-t. [237-345]-59 plans h.-t. dont 2 repliés in-fine [1-59]/[Plates]-X-175 planches h.-t. [I-CLXXV]/[Maps]-1 carte repliée non ch. [General Map]-1 carte repliée non ch. [Index]-94 cartes repliées [1-94], pleine toile d’époque couleur brique illustrée or, dos lisse imprimé or, filets à froid d’end. et titre or avec fleuron sur les plats, étui moderne, rel. uniforme de l’éditeur, bel exemplaire. Yakushi, Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature, S 717. Édition originale très rare complète illustrée de 345 reproductions photographiques hors texte, 59 plans hors texte, 175 planches hors texte et 96 cartes repliées dans un portefeuille. Tirage : 500 exemplaires. First edition. VERY SCARCE COMPLETE. 500 COPIES ONLY. VERY GOOD SET.

Price: € 50.000


Roni said...


There is a beautiful and informative site by the Hungarian Adademy of Sciences about Aurel Stein and his expeditions (in English) here.

Greetings from Hungary,


Khubilai said...

Actually, there are two beautiful Hungarian sites:

Greetings back from Holland