Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament
James B Pritchard, ed.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1950.
Hardback; 235 x 310 mm; black boards with gold titles on spine; xxii & 526 pages. No dust jacket. Loose sheet, 185 x 235 mm, listing contributors and their qualifications.
The book is in good condition. The binding is sound. The bottom corner of the front cover is bumped, and there is some wear to both ends of the spine. There is a little wear along the joints and a few faint marks on the covers. The edges of the leaves are tanned, visible when the book is closed, with faint signs of foxing on the fore edge. The recto of the front free endpaper is annotated: “To Norman With Best Wishes L F T James Sept ‘83”.
This is an academic tome not aimed at a general readership. The contents covered are myths, epics, and legends; legal texts; historical texts; rituals, incantations, and descriptions of festivals; hymns and prayers; didactic and wisdom literature; lamentations; secular songs and poems; letters; and miscellaneous texts. It will be of interest to all working and studying in this field.