Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Zenon Papyri. Business Papers of the Third Century B. C. Dealing with Palestine and Egypt. Vol. II

New York: Columbia University Press, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. x, 221pp. Original black cloth with blind-stamped emblem on cover and gilt lettering on spine. Publisher's device on title page.

" With this volume the publication of the Zenon documents in the Columbia University collection is completed, with the exception of a few scraps so small and so fragmentary that they can have no future importance. To the Zenon papyri in this volume we have added four Ptolemaic examples of later date, Nos. 119–122. In spite of objections raised against the omission of accents and breathings in P Columbia III (Volume I of the present work), we hold to the system there used as giving a more accurate representation of the original texts than is attained through the accentuated forms. Slight deviations from the method of reference to other publications which was used in P Columbia III are recorded in the list of abbreviations. The reviewers of the first volume (P Col. III) have made a number of suggestions in regard to the reading and interpretation of the documents published here; these have been carefully considered and embodied, where we came to agree with them, in the Corrigenda at the end of this volume." (Preface).

Illustrated with seven b/w reproductions of papyri. Contains list of papyri and abbreviations used at front, corrigenda and indices at rear. Binding with very light wear along edges. Block lightly age-toned. Very good condition. Item #48052

Price: $150.00