Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943) and Fred H. Andrews
Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia. London: Oxford University Press. 1948.
4to, (380 x 280mm) and portfolio (635 x 510mm). Titles printed in red and black, text volume with 4 plates and maps, 1 folding, portfolio with 32 plates. (Ink mark on front free end-paper). Text volume original blue half cloth, spine leathered in black, portfolio original blue cloth lettered in gilt (some light rubbing to edges of portfolio).
In June 1900 Stein was appointed by the Indian Government to undertake archaeological explorations. This outline of Stein's routes of travel, together with paintings, including subjects from Bezeklik, Toyuk and Miran, form a small part of his several Central Asian expeditions which took place between 1900 and 1930. (2)