Astronomy and Astrology of the Babylonians: With Translations of the Tablets Relating to these Subjects. Rev. A. H. SAYCE.

Astronomy and Astrology of the Babylonians: With Translations of the Tablets Relating to these Subjects.

San Diego, CA: Wizard's Bookshelf, 1981. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. Eccentrically paginated (pages numbered: 145 to 339), [ 195pp, ii adverts ] A volume from the Secret Doctrine Reference Series which reprints works which were important to Mme. Blavatsky, and upon which she relied or quoted heavily from when writing "The Secret Doctrine." The author, Rev. Archibald Henry Sayce (1846 - 1933), was a pioneering British Assyriologist who held the chair of Professor of Assyriology at Oxford from 1891 to 1919. Amongst his many accomplishments he was one of the first to identify and translate the cuneiform texts astrological and astronomical texts, which he did in a book-length essay: "The Astronomy and Astrology of the Babylonians" which he published in the "Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archaeology " Vol. III, Part 1, 1874. This volume reprints the entire essay in facsimile from the "Transactions" (thus its eccentric pagination). Boards lightly rubbed, page edges slightly darkened and pages lightly toned - otherwise a tight unmarked near Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #65612
ISBN: 0913510394

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