Updated List of Duplicates for Sale

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From time to time the Ancient India & Iran Trust advertises duplicate books and periodicals for sale.  Many of these are rare and out of print. We view this as a useful way of helping researchers and also of creating revenue. We have no dedicated income for purchasing current publications so the proceeds from book sales make a direct contribution towards keeping our collections up to date.

We have just issued an updated list of over 800 titles which include many duplicates from the collections of Mary Boyce (1920-2006), Professor of Iranian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Ralph Pinder-Wilson (1919-2008) and Josef Elfenbein, Professor of Iranian Philology at the University of Mainz. The collection is therefore particularly strong in Iranian and art historical studies. The list also includes over 200 titles on South and South East Asia.

The list has been arranged very approximately in broad categories: Central Asia, Tibet, South Asia, Buddhism, South East Asia, Arabic, Armenian, Aramaic, Georgian, Iran/Iranian Studies, Tocharian, Linguistics, Religions, Journals and Miscellaneous.

This is an updated list, but each item is double checked before a sale is agreed. Publications are not priced but prices usually reflect what is available on the current market. Priority is given to individuals.

Please contact us if you are interested in further details, preferably by email at library@indiran.org. Remember to quote the number at the beginning of each item that you’re interested in. We will remove sold titles from the list at regular intervals.

Follow the link below to access the list or visit our Duplicates Page to find out more

Raymond and Bridget Allchin on their wedding day, March 1951. © Ancient India & Iran Trust

The Allchins in Afghanistan in 1951

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Raymond and Bridget Allchin on their wedding day, March 1951. © Ancient India & Iran Trust

Sogdian fragment

Just published: Bulletin of the Asia Institute, Vol. 30

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Vol. 30 of the Bulletin of the Asia Institute has just appeared. In addition to many other interesting articles (see full list below) it contains two papers by our Chair of Trustees, Nicholas Sims-Williams. The first is his edition of the Bactrian inscription of Jaghori (Ghazni Province, Afghanistan), the discovery of which we reported in an earlier blog . The inscription is dated in the middle of the 8th century CE, probably in July 757 (140 AH), and commemorates the defeat of an “Indian prince” by a local prince named …

Friends Tour of Gold of the Great Steppe at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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By Janet Pope and Peter Jackson, Friends of the Trust The Trust arranged two guided tours of this exhibition for its Friends on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 January, and we went along to the second. We had previously made an independent visit, so knew what was on display, but knew little of the background that our guide, Dr Rebecca Roberts, so helpfully filled in. Dr Roberts explained that these finds from came from burial tombs, called kurgans, which have been excavated very recently. The artefacts on display were the …