A Dissertation on the Newly Discovered Babylonian Inscriptions

Author: Hager, Joseph
Price: $490.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Printed for A. Tilloch by Wilks and Taylor
Year Published: 1801
Book Condition: Near Fine
Binding: Full-Leather
Edition: First Edition
RARE, early essay toward figuring out how to read the nail headed inscriptions of Mesopotamia's ancient civilizations. This is the turning point. The East India Co. had just directed that its Resident in Basra collect several bricks from Babylonia and ship them to London for examination. The essay by Hager, a D.D. says the title page, ranges widely over Persian, Sanskrit, Syria, Chaldean and Old Testament connections. The Old Testament connection was not confirmed until Layard's excavations at Nimrod in 1846. Newly bound in tree calf with a vertical title on the front cover, hand-marbled endpapers. A hint of dampstain on a few pages, but the paper quality is excellent. Pages iii-xxiv, 62. This copy is complete, as well as being rare. No other copies on the internet at this writing.
International Orders