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ARUTIUNIAN N.V.,
Korpus Urartskikh Klinoobraznykh Nadpisei.
. Erevan, Izd. Gitutiun, 2001. 542pp. With a vast number of b/w illustrations on 181 plates , lge8vo. 30 x 21 cm. large and heavy Hardback. (Cuneiform ).
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Catalogue: Georgia
Keywords: Cuneiform Wim Meeuws Cuneiform Ancient Near East Archeology Archaeology

 
AZIMM, MICHEL & GÉRARD RÉVEILLAC (EDS.)
Karnak Dans L'objectif de Georges Legrain . Catalogue Raisonné Des Archives Photographiques Du Premier Directeur Des Travaux de Karnak de 1895 à 1917. 2 Volumes
. Le nom de Georges Legrain reste à jamais attaché à l'histoire des temples de Karnak : dirigeant les travaux pendant près d'un quart de siècle, de 1895 à 1917, il effectua le dégagement général du site et d'ambitieuses restaurations, comme la reconstruction de la grande salle hypostyle après l'écroulement d'une partie de celle-ci en 1899. Legrain a réuni, selon ses propres dires, la plus belle collection de clichés de Karnak du XIXe siècle. Étant lui-même excellent photographe, il a fixé régulièrement sur ses plaques la progression des chantiers, réalisant parfois de véritables reportages pour illustrer leurs étapes les plus significatives. Les images qui ont survécu forment une collection cohérente et unique qui fait revivre les opérations menées sur le site. Avec cet ouvrage, le lecteur suit Legrain pas à pas dans le quotidien des chantiers et redécouvre le progrès des fouilles, l'ampleur des restaurations et la valeur des découvertes. 2 volumes in fine slip case. 2004, Volume 1 (textes) : 400 pages Volume 2 (illustrations) : 416 pages. 1205 illustrations here presented together for the first time. [ WO ] heavy , ask for postal quote before ordering.
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Book number: 091676-1
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BENSLY, R., HARRIS, J. & BURKITT, F. (TRANSCRIBERS),
The Four Gospels in Syriac.
. Transcribed from the Sinaitic Palimpsest. Introduced by .A.S.Lewis. Cambridge, 1894 (1st ed); large qto (11 x 9 in); xlviii, 318pp; bound in crisp, new cloth (title gilt); contents near-fine. [ DL 2/4 ].
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Book number: 030112
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Keywords: Theology Wim Meeuws Ancient Near East Transcriptions Religious Texts Ancient Languages Sinaitic Syriac

 
BLACK, JEREMY , A. GEORGE AND N. POSTGATE (EDS.)
A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian
. 2000, xxiv,450pp. Paperback.
¶ this dictionary has been prepared for the convenience of students and scholars on the basis of Wolfram von Sodens Akkadisches Handwörterbuch updated with reference to the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary and other sources. It aims to include all certainly attested words with variant forms, dialect and period distribution, logographic writings and English meanings (but not textual citations). A list of roots assists in tracking down the right entries. (ISBN: 3-447-04264-8) .
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Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws Akkadian Assyro-Babylonian 3447042648

 
BONOMI, JOSEPH AND JOHN LEE
Catalogue of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Museum of Hartwell House
. 1858. Boards, 91 pp. 2 plates, the second a fold-out.in blank boards, linen spine.
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Book number: F3163
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Keywords: Ancient Near East Egyptology

 
BORD, L.-J.,
Le Sumérien à L'usage Des Débutants. 3 Volumes
. consisting of: Petite grammaire, 96pp.; Exercises corrigés de la petite grammaire, 102pp. ; Petit lexique. 184pp. 2001, paper ( Sumerian for beginners ).
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Keywords: Weblists Wim Meeuws Ancient Near East Sumer Sumerian

 
BRESC, HENRI & YÛSUF RÂGIB
Le Sultan Mérinide Abû L-Hassan ‘Alî Et Jacques Iii de Majorque. Du Traité de Paix Au Pacte Secret
. 2011, ( Cahiers des annales islamologiques 32 ) 140pp. coloured wrappers
¶ À la différence des Archives du monde arabe, les chancelleries européennes ont conservé de nombreux traités de paix et de commerce passés au Moyen Âge avec les États musulmans. La Bibliothèque nationale de Paris renferme en particulier un document particulièrement riche et éclairant, le traité de paix passé le 15 avril 1339 à Tlemcen entre le souverain mérinide Abu- l-H.asan ‘Ali-, alors au faîte de sa puissance militaire, et les ambassadeurs de Jacques III, roi de Majorque. Le traité jette une vive lumière sur les relations politiques et économiques entre les États riverains de la Méditerranée occidentale et sur le discours diplomatique qui les traduit. Le Maroc mérinide constituait pour le roi de Majorque un recours et un allié contre son suzerain, son parent et ennemi Pierre IV d’Aragon. L’alliance projetée ne sera pas conclue, et le royaume de Majorque annexé en 1343 à l’Aragon.
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Book number: F2624
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Catalogue: Islam
Keywords: Ancient Near East

 
CHIERA, EDWARD
Sumerian Epics and Myths
. ( The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, Volume XV, Cuneiform Series, Volume III ) University of Chicago Press, 1924, XI which includes the foreword by James Henery Breasted. followed by text: 8pp. introduction to the texts with complete lists of duplicates. and the index, followed by 111 leaves printed single sided and numbered on right hand sides . In the original blue cloth binding, gilt title on the spibne, text yellowed as usual. Corners and edges slightly worn, very good copy o/w (Cuneiform ).
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Book number: F2894
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Keywords: Cuneiform Ancient Near East Assyrian Babylonian Spijkerschrift

 
DEIMEL, ANTONIUS, S. I. (ED. )
Pantheon Babylonicum: Nomina Deorum E. Textibus Cuneiformibus Excerpta Et Ordine Alphabetico Distributa
. Adiuvantibus Romea Panara, Ios. Patsch C. SS. R. Nic. Schneider. Romae, Sumptibus Pontificii Instituti Biblici, 1914, Small folio; xvi, 264, 35pp pages. These last 35 pp. being the Transcriptions modi. trext sl. foxed, text pracxtically loose in private boards with remnant of front wrappers pasted back to front board, linen spine with handwritten title.
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Book number: F0142
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Keywords: Ancient Near East Saggs

 
FEIGIN, SAMUEL I. INTRODUCTION AND INDICES BY A. LEO OPPENHEIM WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF MARK E. COHEN
Legal and Administrative Texts of the Reign of Samsu Iluna
. Iluna ( Yale Oriental Series: Babylonian Texts Vol. 12 ) Yale University Press, 1979. X, 83 pp. 100 plates. CONTENTS: Introduction; Catalogue; Indices (Personal Names; Deities; Titles and Occupations; Geographical Names); Seal Inscriptions (table); Texts with Seal Inscriptions (table); Concordance of Museum Numbers (table); Plates (complete autographed texts of 561 documents). The author, Professor Samuel I. Feigin, was preparing a manuscript containing copies of the 561 Assyro-Babylonian cuneiform tablet texts gathered here along with complete transcriptions and translations. After his death in 1950, the partial manuscript passed into the care of Professor Oppenheim who compiled this catalogue/index based on the copies of the tablets. Samsu-ilana (ruled ca. 1750-1712 BC) was the son of Hammurabi. Full dark blue original cloth binding, a very good copy (Cuneiform ).
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Book number: F2869
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Keywords: Cuneiform Ancient Near East Assyrian Babylonian Spijkerschrift

 
HALL H.R.
Babylonian and Assyrian Sculpture in the British Museum.
. Paris and Brussels, Les Editions G. Van Oest, 1928, large -4° volume, 35 x 28 cm, 55 pp. which contain introduction and the description of the plates, + 60 plates, publisher's cloth top edge gilt, with some light foxing to the tops of the first 8 pages . Binding split at plate XXXVII, Binding grubby with one 3 cm split to top of front external spine. Text in English. (A French edition was published in the series 'Ars Asiatica'.).£ 45.00 (Cuneiform ).
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Book number: F2840
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Keywords: Cuneiform Ancient Near East Babylonian Assyrian

 
DEPARTMENT OF ANTIQUITIES OF JORDAN
Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan Volume 57.
. Amman, 2013, 557pp. + Arabic section. Large softback volume .CONTENTS: Preliminary Registration Report of the Second Season of the Danish-German Jarash Northwest Quarter Project 2012 -- / -- Achim Lichtenberger, Rubina Raja, and Annette Hojen Sorensen page 9 -- / -- Preliminary Report of the Second Season of the Danish-German Jarash North-West Quarter Project 2012 Georg Kalaitzoglou, -- / -- Achim Lichtenberger, and Rubina Raja page 57 -- / -- A Preliminary Report of the Tulul adh-Dhahab (Wadi az-Zarqa) Survey and Excavation Seasons 2005-2011 Thomas Pola, -- / -- Hannelore Kroger, Bernd Rasink, Jochen Reinhard, Mohammad Al-Balawnah and Mohammad Abu Abila page 81 -- / -- Tulul adh-Dhahab (Wadi az-Zarqa) Lead Sling Bullets from Terrace I Boris Dreyer page 97 -- / -- Brown University Petra Archaeological Project: The 2011 and 2012 Petra Area and Wadi Silaysil Survey Alex R. Knodell, -- / -- and Susan E. Alcock page 105 -- / -- EastJ3f Jawa: Chalcolithic / Early Bronze Age Settlement Activity in al-Harra (North-East Jordan) Bernd Milller-Neuhof, -- / -- with Lorraine Abu-Azizeh, Wael Abu-Azizeh, and Julia Meister page 125 -- / -- The Hellenistic-Nabataean Crypt in Tower Tomb 303, at ath-Thughrah in Petra: Results of the Archaeological and -- / -- Multi-Disciplinary Studies Isabelle Sachet, Nathalie Delhopital, Charlene Bouchaud and Carine Tome Carpentier page 141 -- / -- The Ceramic Assemblage from the Later Phases at Tomb 303: Settlement in Wadi ath-Thughrah During the Islamic Period -- / -- Micaela Sinibaldi page 167 -- / -- Qasr Mushash Survey: First Results of Archaeological Fieldwork in 2011 and 2012 Karin Bartl, Ghazi Bisheh, and Franziska -- / -- Blochandtobias Richter page 779 -- / -- Ghawr as-Safi Excavations 2011 -2012 Konstantinos D. Politis page 195 -- / -- The International Aslah Project (IAP) 2011-2012: Report on the Second and Third Seasons Laurent Gorgerat and -- / -- Robert Wenning with a Note by Laila Nehme page 207 -- / -- Preliminary Report on the Eighth (2012) Season of Excavation by "La Sapienza" University of Rome at -- / -- Khirbat al-Batrawi (Upper Wadi az-Zarqa') Lorenzo Nigro and Maura Sala page 277 -- / -- The 2011 Season of the Late Antique Jarash Project: Results from the Survey Southwest of the Umayyad Congregational Mosque -- / -- Louise Blanke, Hugh Barnes, Marie Broendgaard Jensen, Rune Rattenborg, and Elise Thing page 229 -- / -- Recycling the Valley, Preliminary Report of the 2012 Excavations at Tall Damiyah Lucas Petit page 239 -- / -- The Funerary Topography of Petra Project (FTPP): Preliminary Report on the 2011 Season Lucy Wade son page 247 -- / -- Patterns of Settlement, Abandonment and Re-Use During the Bronze and Iron Ages in Central Jordan: An Analysis of the -- / -- Occupational Histories of Individual Sites Using "Mega-Jordan" Mark D.Green page 269 -- / -- Tall Abu al-Kharaz: The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2012, Fifteenth Season Preliminary Excavation Report -- / -- Peter M. Fischer and Teresa Burge page 285 -- / -- Tall Abu al-Kharaz: The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2013, Sixteenth Season Preliminary Excavation Report -- / -- Peter M. Fischer, and Teresa Burge, with Contributions by A. Lindqvist, B. Stolle, and D. Kofel page 293 -- / -- The Middle Islamic Palace at Karak Castle: A New Interpretation of the Grand Qa'a (Reception Hall) Robin M. Brown page 309 -- / -- 'Awja Sites: Supplementary Investigations of Neolithic Open Sanctuaries in Southernmost Jordan Sumio Fujii, -- / -- Takuro Adachi, Hitoshi Endo and Masatoshi Yamafuji page 337 -- / -- Preliminary Report of the Shawbak North Archaeological Project (SNAP): 2012-2013 Sumio Fujii, Masatoshi Yamafuji, -- / -- Takahiro Odaka and Yui Arimatsu page 359 -- / -- Excavations at Wadi Nadiya 2 and Supplementary Investigations of the Jafr Neolithic Barrage System Sumio Fujii, -- / -- Takuro Adachi, Hitoshi Endo, Masatoshi Yamafuji, Yui Arimatsu and Kazuyoshi Nagaya page 373 -- / -- Petra North Ridge Project: The 2012 Season S. Thomas Parker and Megan A. Perry page page 399 -- / -- Preliminary Results of the First Spanish-Italian Excavation Season at the Jabal al-Mutawwaq Dolmen Field: -- / -- August-September 2012 Valentin Alvarez, Juan Muniz, and Andrea Polcaro pag 409 -- / -- Qusayr 'Amra World Heritage Site: Preliminary Report on Documentation, Conservation and Site Management -- / -- Activities in 2012-2013 Giovanna De Palma, Gaetano Palumbo, Asma Shhaltoug, Ignacio Arce, Chiara Arrighi, -- / -- Angela Atzori, Carlo Birrozzi, Giulia Sara De Vivo, Stefania Di Marcello, Wesam Esaid, Maria Carolina Gaetani, -- / -- Romel Ghraib, Jehad Haron, Hossam Hjazeen, Hussein Khirfan, Ahmed Lash, Marie-Jose Mano, Francesca Mariani, -- / -- Alessandra Meschini, Alex Sarra, and Cristina Tomassetti page 425 -- / -- Qatanah: Rescue Excavation Jehad Haron, Ahmad Lash, and Abdalla Nabu page 441 -- / -- Three Seasons of Excavations at Khirbat Iskandar: 2007, 2010 and 2013 lsi Suzanne Richard, Jesse C. Long (Jr), -- / -- Rikke Wulff-Krabbenhoft, and Susan Ellis page 447 -- / -- 2013 Archaeological Survey in Wadi Qusayba and the Mandah Plateau, Irbid Region, Jordan E. B. Banning, -- / -- P. Hitchings, K. AbuJayyab, Steven Edwards, Rasha Elendari, Kevin Gibbs, Darren Jablonkay, Hossein Al-Jarrah, -- / -- B. Letham, Salim Razzaz, Isaac Ullah, and Rebecca Weston page 463 -- / -- Once More unto the Beach: New Archaeological Research into Jordan's Port on the China Sea KristojferDamgaard -- / -- and MichaelD.Jennings With Contributions by Patrick Lorien, -- / -- Lena Tombs, Aiysha Abu-Laban, Sara Jerichau, and Christina Seye page 477 -- / -- Jarash, Spring 2013 m Rafe' Harahshah, and Jacques Seigne page 503 -- / -- The Iron I Pottery of Khirbat al-Lahun Margreet L. Steiner page 519 -- / -- There Is No Middle Bronze Glacis at Tall Safut: An Examination of the Middle Bronze III Remains Owen Chesnut page 535 -- / -- The 2012 Season of Excavations in the Ancient Khirbat as-Samra Cemetery A. J. Nabulsi, A. Husan, and P. Schonrock-Nabulsi page 557 -- / -- Arabic Section: -- / -- Dhahr as-Saro Roman Tomb Rafe' Harahshah page 7 -- / -- Amman al-Balqa' in the End of Mamluk Period and Beginning of the Ottman Period in the Light of the Excavations -- / -- of Umm Zuwaytinah Basem al-Mahamid and Hanadi al-Taher page 75 -- / -- Nabateans and Petra in Arabic Resources Ahmad Lash page 27.
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Keywords: Archaeology Asrcheology Ancient Near East Middle East Jordan

 
KING, L.W.,
Babylonian Boundary-Stones and Memorial-Tablets in the British Museum. . 2 Volumes
. One text volume and one plate volume. British museum 1912, original green cloth , a very good set , small ex-libris on each first paste down, spines discoloured. 107,26 photographs , partly printed on loose plates. (Cuneiform ).
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Book number: F3014
GBP 475.00 [Appr.: EURO 531.5 US$ 626.31 | JP¥ 71095]
Keywords: Cuneiform Ancient Near East Cuneiform Spijkerschrift

 
LEE, SAMUEL,
New Testament in Syriac
. The text, written in Estrangela script, is pointed according to the Eastern Syriac system of vocalisation (similar in concept to the pointing of the Hebrew Masoritic text). The text of the frontspiece reads: New Testament, i.e. the book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and Our God, Jesus Christ. The 5 lines of the sub-script read: It was printed in London, a city fortified by God that is the metropolis of the land of England. And through the expenses of men believing in Jesus Christ who partook/participated in the printing of holy books for themselves and also for foreigners. This book was printed for the sake of the eastern Syriac believers in Jesus Christ. And it was emended according to old Syriac manuscripts in the year 1816 of Our Lord. The reference to "for themselves and also for foreigners" indicates that the book was published through the auspices of the British and Foreign Bible Society The University Library, Cambridge catalogue lists a New Testament that was published in 1816 by R. Watts for the British and Foreign Bible Society. The earliest Syriac script is called Estrangela, and the name is derived from the Greek word strongulos meaning 'rounded'. In a contemp. panelled full calf binding rebacked at a later date with a title label.
¶ SAMUEL LEE was born May 14th, 1783. Syriac was the seventh language for Samuel Lee. He learned it through a project he did for the British and Foreign Bible Society . He was commissioned to produce a Syriac New Testament for the Malabar Syriac Archbishop and his diocese. It was published in 1816 when Lee was 33 years of age. It was the beginning a great scholarly career. He produced twenty three major publications. Three of these works were specific contributions to Syriac studies: the Syriac New Testament, the Syriac Old Testament, and Eusebius’ Theophania.
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Book number: F3122
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Catalogue: Bible Studies
Keywords: Ancient Near East Syriac Bible New Testament

 
PINCHES, T. G. AND J. N. STRASSMAIER.
Late Babylonian Astronomical and Related Texts
. Prepared for publication by A. J. Sachs with the co-operation of J. Schaumberger. Brown University Press, 1955. cloth , dust jacket Oblong Format (Cuneiform ).
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Book number: F3016
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Keywords: Cuneiform Ancient Near East Cuneiform

 
POLYBIOS,
Geschichte
0. 1858. Übersetzt von R. A.Haakh. Stuttgart, Hoffmann, 1858-60; bound as two volumes; VI, 1-288, [ii], 289-488, 132pp.; near contemporary half black cloth over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt.; a few light pencil annotations, one short section more heavily annotated. A very good set, despite the neat annotations mentioned. At the beginning of the work the binder has used the title-page intended for the first two Books only: the title-page issued later for Books I - V is bound in at the end of Book V, and before the separately-paginated Book VI.
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Book number: IS002259
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Keywords: Ianweb Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Ancient Near East Ancient History Classics Classical History German Translations Qntiquarian

 
POSENER, GEORGES
Catalogue Des Ostraca Hiératiques Littéraires de Deir El-Médineh. Tome 2. Fascicles 1 and 2 1109-1266
. (Publ. de l'Inst. Français d'Archéol. Orient. Doc. de Fouilles, Tome XVIII). Le Caire, Imprimerie de l'institut français d'archéologie orientale 1951-1952, 16, 35 plates; 17-28, plate 36 - 55, lge4to. in frayed original covers.
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Book number: F3164
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Keywords: Egyptology Ancient Near East

 
RESCHID, FAWZI,
Texts in the Iraq Museum. Volume Vi: Cuneiform Texts, Administrative Texts from the Ur Iii Dynasty,
. Baghdad, Directorate general of antiquities, 1971, 38 plates printed on single sides, Introd. in English by Isa Salman, introd. in German by the author. sm-folio, boards. with signed postcard by Nicholas Postgate informing Harry Saggs that he has brought this volume along from Iraq for him and a printed compliment slip by the author (Cuneiform ).
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Book number: F2986
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 US$ 46.15 | JP¥ 5239]
Keywords: Cuneiform Ancient Near East Cuneiform

 
ROBERTS, DAVID
The Holy Land and Egypt and Nubia. 2 Volumes
. Edition of 1,000, hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. 2 magnificent volumes measuring 20" x 13 ¾" published by the Folio Society. Bound in full canvas cloth printed silkscreen in black and gold. Designs by Neil Gower derived from Roberts’s originals. Gilded top edges, ribbon marker. All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction. ‘One of the richest folios that ever left the East’ David Roberts was an artist with ambition. Born in relative poverty outside Edinburgh, he spent years developing his skills as an apprentice and a jobbing artisan, graduating to a career painting backdrops for the theatre, first in Edinburgh and then in London’s Covent Garden and Drury Lane. By 1837, he had achieved renown for his landscape paintings of the Rhine and Spain. Unlike most artists, who relied on sketches brought back by other travellers, Roberts had visited these countries himself. His adventurous approach and his technical brilliance would serve him well on the journey of a lifetime – an artistic pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land, the first ever undertaken by a British artist. Roberts set off in August 1838, travelling from London to Marseilles and on to Alexandria. From there he began his journey up the Nile with a crew of six men. He was awestruck by the landscape - 'I cannot express my feelings on seeing these vast monuments' - and sketched the sights that caught his eye, whether a group of crocodiles or architectural wonders such as the Temples of Dendera and Karnak, and the pyramids of Gizeh, which reminded him of the 'instability of all human greatness'. In Cairo, he determined to record modern buildings as well as ancient, and made sketches of minarets, alleys and market places. His observations remain among the few records we have of the early 19th-century city. Thanks to the intervention of the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, Roberts became one of the first Westerners ever to set foot in a mosque and sketch the interior, making sure to discard his hog's-hair brushes before entering. Ultimately continuing as far south as Abu Simbel, Roberts produced over 100 sketches on his journey through Egypt: 'We shall see what impression they make in England.'Roberts next set his sights on Palestine. He travelled across the Sinai desert along the route thought to have been taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. He and his team rode camels, wore Turkish costume and carried pistols, rifles and sabres, as much as a disguise as for protection. They slept in tents under the stars and took shelter in the Monastery of St Catherine, where Roberts produced some of his most famous vistas of the Holy Land. Jerusalem was closed to visitors because of plague, but Roberts's luck held and he was able to enter during Holy Week, along with a throng of pilgrims from all over the world: Syrians, Armenians, Copts and Greek Orthodox, 'a vast congregation gathered by one powerful impulse to do homage to the most awe-filled place of recollection on the globe'. For Roberts, it was a memorable culmination to an extraordinary voyage. As well as having visited biblical sites from the Mount of Olives to Jericho, he had assembled, as he put it, 'one of the richest folios that ever left the East'. David Roberts was the first British painter to make an artistic expedition to Egypt and the Holy Land. The result of his travels was a picturesque vision of the Near East that has been hugely influential ever since. Nearly 200 years later, his work is held in institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. This new Folio Society limited edition reproduces all 247 of his lithographs for the first time on this scale. On his return to London, Roberts sought a publisher for his work, eventually signing a contract with Francis G. Moon for £3,000 - an enormous sum, the equivalent of over £200,000 today. Critics and the public lined up to praise Roberts's works when they were first exhibited. The press lauded the aesthetic quality of his art, its historical and topographical accuracy, and the grandeur of its subject matter. Publication of the first edition was a slow and enormously expensive process. It was printed in sections, each one containing six hand-coloured lithographs created from the original drawings. But Moon's investment paid off. There was no shortage of subscribers, with Queen Victoria (to whom the Holy Land series is dedicated) and Charles Dickens among those reserving a set. Roberts's pictures had caught the imagination of the British public and set a trend for Orientalism in art that would continue to shape the way in which the West perceived the East. Because of its scale, and the scarcity of complete first editions, Roberts's work has rarely been reproduced in its entirety and never before on this scale. In this Folio Society limited edition, all 247 lithographs have been reproduced from one of the few complete hand-coloured copies, held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.
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Book number: F1780
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Keywords: Egypt Folio Society

 
SETHE (KURT), ED.[1869 - 1934 ]
Die Altägyptischen Pyramidentexte Nach Den Papierabdrücken Und Photographien Des Berliner Museums Neu Herausgeben Und Erläutert Von Kurt Sethe
. Complete set in 3 Volumes - 1. Volume 1: Text, erste Hälfte Spruch 1-468 (Pyr. 1-905) -Volume 2: - Text, zweite Hälfte Spruch 469-714 (Pyr. 906-2217) - Volume 3/4 : Kritischer Apparat, Epigraphik (reprint of the 1908 - 1922 edition published by J.C. Hinrichs Verlag , / Georg Olms Verlag 1960, XV, [1] 510, IV, 543, VIII, 179,[2]130 + one plate with 6 images (Schriftproben aus den verschiedenen Pyramiden ) , cloth, Internally Fine, externally Near Fine, with minor discolouration to spines.
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Book number: F2696
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Keywords: Sjors Egyptology Ancient Near East

 
STRASSMAIER, J.N.
Babylonische Texte Volumes 5-9 in 2 Bound Volumes
. Leipzig, 1889-1890 . red cloth, gilt titling (Cuneiform ).
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Book number: F3015
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THOMPSON, R. CAMPBELL,
Assyrian Medical Texts from the Originals in the Brritish Museum.
. ( (Ancient Mesopotamian Texts and Studies) ) Oxford, Oxford University Press , 1923.VII, Preface, index and 107 plates containing the text of 660 cuneiform medical tablets. In the original paper coverd boards with cloth spine. Front board with black lettering. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL EDITION, NOT THE AMS REPRINT (Cuneiform ).
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Book number: F2897
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Keywords: Cuneiform Ancient Near East Cuneiform

 
WEIDNER, ERNST F., A.O.
Die Reliefs Der Assyrischen Koenige 5 Offprints from Archiv Fuer Orientforschung 1935 - 1939
. 1 from vol. X/4-5: Die asssyrischen Reliefs in England, with II: die assyrischen Reliefs im Museum der Citta del Vaticano by G. Ffurlani and F. Weidner. 32pp.34 illustr.; III from Vol. XI/3: die assyrischen Reliefs in Italien by G. Furlani and E.F. Weidner. pp. 33 - 69, 26 illustr. From vol. XI: IV: die assysrischen reliefs in England (II. Teil) pp. 69 -105, 23 illustr. From Vol. XII/4-5: IV: die assysrischen reliefs in England (II. Teil) 5. Drei Reliefs im Museum der Stadt Hove. 6. Vier releifs im Museum zu Bristol. 7. Vier Reliefs im Besitz der literary and philosophical society in Newcastle upon tyne. pp. 105 - 137. 16 illustr. From vol. XII/6: IV: die assysrischen reliefs in England (II. Teil) 9. Ein Relief im Institute of archaeology der Universitaet Liverpool. 10. Vier Reliefs im Borough museum zu Newbury. 11. Ein Relief im MUseum zu Torquay. 12. Ein Relief im Museum zu Reading. 13. Zwei reliefs in Sandon Hall. pp. 137 - 153. all uin printed wrappers, page numbers were done by hand (Cuneiform ).
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WITZEL ,P. MAURUS,
Tammuz-Liturgien Und Verwandtes.
. (Analecta Orientalia, VOLUME 10) Roma, Pontificio Istituto biblico, 1935. HARDBACK, 4TO. XXI-473 pp. Front inner hinge weak, text browned, library cancellation stamp of the Oriental institute Oxford on reverse of title page, tiny library stamp on last page.
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WITZEL, P.M.,
Texte Zum Studium Sumerischer Tempel Und Kultzentren
. ( Analecta Orientalia 4 ) Roma, Pontificio Istituto Biblico. 1932, 94pp. in original wrappers, damaged spine, parts of spine missisng, text sl. darkened.
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