Publisher : Government of India Press Location : Calcutta Year : c.1920 No of Plates : Vol. 1 - 141, Vol. 2 - 70, Vol. 3 - 141
Rs. 2,50,000 - 3,50,000
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Half leather-bound with title engraved in gold foil at spine and a vignette
of with an elephant engraved on the hardcover of each volume.
These volumes were co-authored by Sir John Marshall and Alfred
Foucher with the texts of inscriptions edited, translated and annotated by N. G. Majumdar, the Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey
of India. The Monuments of Sanchi is regarded as the magnum opus of Marshall and Foucher. The purpose is to supply a complete and fully
illustrated description of the famous group of Buddhist monuments at Sanchi. It consists of three volumes comprising of Indian culture and
customs, Mauryan reflections and Buddhist architecture with detailed plans of the temples.
Sir John Marshall was probably the most significant archaeologist to have worked in India. He is best known for his revelation of India's earliest civilization at Mohenjodaro in the Indus valley.