Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1938. First edition. Paperback. Quarto. XII, 97, pp. Uncut. Original printed wrappers with publisher's logo on front cover and title page. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper (Herbert H. Paper*). In this remarkable volume, König gives us an intensive study of the Darius sculptures and the inscriptions on the rock of Behistan. His first conclusion is that the sculptures are not cut from the rock itself, but are of a different material, carried up and inserted into the face of the cliff. Spine and edges of wrappers slightly sunned. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. vg. Item #35440
*Dr. Herbert Harry Paper (1925-2012) was Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and near Eastern Languages, and the Editor of the Hebrew Union College Annual, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. He received a doctorate from the University of Chicago. Dr. Paper taught at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and joined HUC-JIR as the Dean of Graduate Studies. His specialties were Persian studies, concentrating on the history of the Persian language and on the ancient languages of Iran, and Yiddish literature.