Small 4to. xxvi, 418pp. Frontispiece. 24 plates. 22 text-illus. 7 maps, 2 folding. Original cloth, worn & rubbed, gilt top, private sign on front end-paper. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Early History of Assyria to 1000 B.C.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus,
Publication Date: 1928
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Chatto & Windus, Lodnon, 1928. Original Cloth. Condition: Good. xxvii, , 418 pp., 24 plates including a frontis, 22 illustrations, 7 maps of which 2 are folding at rear, original cloth, lightly soiled and worn at spine extremities, title gilt on spine, appendix, biblio, index, Bath Public Library blindstamps and labels verso covers, shelf reference on spine, otherwise copy in general good condition. Sidney Smith (1889 – 1979) was an Assyriologist (both a linguist and archaeologist) who has been described as the architect of Mesopotamian studies. His life's work focussed on Semitic philology, political geography and Mesopotamian archaeology. He was appointed to the British Museum as Curator in the Department of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities from 1914 to 1948. Previously served as an officer in a cavalry regiment judging by a comment he makes in a letter from Iraq 1930/31. Seconded to direct the Iraq Museum from 6 January 1929 - 20 March 1931; appointed Keeper soon after his return. After retirement from this post he was appointed Professor of Semitic Languages and Civilizations at SOAS (University of London). Elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA). This work is the third volume of Professor L. W. King's A History of Babylonia and Assyria completed, after this death, by the author, Sidney Smith. Size: 8vo. & Folio. Seller Inventory # 001030