Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (12 x 9 1/4"). xxii, 182, pp (Text), 204 pages and leaves (Plates). Original half brown over orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Colored frontispiece.
"The hitherto published archeological material excavated by the Oriental Institute of Chicago in the Diyala region is completed by a new very important work of Pinhas Delougaz about pottery. By the term of the "Diyala region" is meant a small area east of the Diyala river, tributary of the Tigris near Baghdad. Here the Oriental Institute of Chicago undertook from 1930 to 1937 several consecutive campaigns at the four ancient sites of Khafajah, Tell Asmar, Tell Agrab, and Ishchali. The pottery discovered there by the Iraq Expedition of the Oriental Institute with the material unearthed during two seasons at Khafajah by the University Museum of Pennsylvania and American Schools of Oriental Research in 1937/38 is the subject of this publication. That the pottery from these four sites not far from each other is treated as a whole has the advantage of helping to trace the development of individual types much better than in dealing with insufficient material from one place only." (From the Publishers).
This work is illustrated with no less than 10 in-text figs and 205 plates, including 17 in full color (with frontispiece), and some folded.
Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, pocket at rear, and stamps at top and lower paper edges. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #46433