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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

US Auction #8 begins on 01 Sep 2021

Sir Aurel Stein

On Alexander's Track to the Indus

Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-west Frontier of India

Published: Macmillan and Co. Limited, London, 1929

Edition: First

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"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

Sale conditions: This is an ex-library copy with the usual cards and stamps in front and rear. Good for research purposes. Content bright and clear. 182 pages. Uncut page edges. Two fold-out maps at rear in very good condition.

  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: 17 cm x 24 cm
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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