Historical Prism Inscriptions of Ashurbanipal I: Editions E, B1-5, D, and K [The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago - Assyriological Studies, No. 5]
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1933. First edition. Paperback. Quarto. XIII, , 109, pp. Original printed wrappers with publisher's logo on front cover and title page. From the collection of Herbert H. Paper* on front free endpaper and dated 1950. This study is a preliminary to a history of the reign of Ashurbanipal, the last great king of the Assyrian Empire, who was an able soldier and administrator, a scholar, and a patron of art and learning. The events of the reign of Ashurbanipal are imperfectly known, and the course of his campaigns cannot be chronologically described. This work contains the text, in transliteration and translation, of Editions E, B1-5, D, and K of the historical prism inscriptions. Spine and edges of wrappers partly sunned. Text in English and Sumerian. Wraps in overall good, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #37173
* 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.