The Babylonian Epic of Creation; Restored from the Recently Discovered Tablets of Assur. Babylonian Epic of Creation, S. Transcriptions LANGDON, translations and, Stephen Herbert Langdon.
The Babylonian Epic of Creation; Restored from the Recently Discovered Tablets of Assur.

The Babylonian Epic of Creation; Restored from the Recently Discovered Tablets of Assur.

Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. iv + 228pp. Original black cloth with gilt titling to spine, blind borders. Epilogue, addenda and index. B&w illustrations. Stephen Herbert Langdon (1876 –1937) was an American-born British Assyriologist who wrote extensively on Mesopotamian history and languages, whose academic appointments included Zimmern Shillito Reader in Assyriology, Oxford University (1908), and - on the retirement of A.H. Sayce in 1919 - Professor of Assyriology at Oxford. This work is his translation of the Mesopotamian creation myth now more commonly known as "Enuma Elish" or "The Seven Tablets of Creation". Following on from earlier translations by Smith and King, his was the first English translation to include material from the mass of cuneiform tablets uncovered by German archaeologists in Assur (present day Iraq) between 1898 and 1913. Very light overall shelf wear with light bruising & chafing to spine ends, endpapers and page edges unevenly darkened, many pages at rear "uncut" (unopened), thus internally fresh and clean having never been read. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy in Good dust jacket (dust jacket unevenly darkened and discoloured, spine heavily darkened, edges and points chafed and chipped, a few closed tears. Not clipped. Now in protective mylar cover). Item #69313

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