Leipzig: Eduard Pfeiffer, 1897-1905. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/2 x 6 1/2"). , 573, pp (Vol. 1); , 577, pp (Vol. 2); , 470pp (Vol. 3). Modern burgundy cloth, with gold lettering to spines.
Hugo Winckler (1863-1913) was a German archaeologist and historian who uncovered the capital of the Hittite Empire (Hattusa) at Boğazkale, Turkey. A student of the languages of the ancient Middle East, he wrote extensively on Assyrian cuneiform and the Old Testament, compiled a history of Babylonia and Assyrian that was published in 1891, and translated both the Code of Hammurabi and the Amarna letters. In 1904, he was appointed professor of Oriental languages at the University of Berlin. (From Wikipedia).
This 3-vol. set is a collection of the author's collected studies on the ancient Near East, including studies on the Jews and Rome; Semitic inscriptions; Texts from the Old Testament, etc..
Text in German. Contemporary previous owner's name in ink at upper margin of each title, and dated 1905. Ex-library copy, with sticker at upper front joints and tail of spines; bookplate on inside of each front cover, pocket at rear, and stamp at top and bottom paper edges. Text in German, Akkadian, ancient Greek (to 1453) and Hebrew. Bindings and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #46761