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The Syllabic Inscriptions from Byblos

Mendenhall, George E.

Published by American University of Beirut, 1985
Condition: Good Hardcover
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4to. xiv,179pp. Cream cloth with brown lettering on spine in original dustjacket. Some staining and scuffing to boards. Slight rippling along spine on back board. Discoloration, creasing and water staining to dj. Tiny closed tear on head of spine on dj. Some staining and rippling to lower part of front and rear endpapers. "The French Expedition to the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos, modern Jebel, from 1928 to 1932 discovered a group of nine texts carved in stone or stamped on copper plates. The present volume presents a decipherment of eight of those texts, together with philological treatment of the language, and places the language into the context of ancient historical and social processes." Dj in fair, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 14699

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Title: The Syllabic Inscriptions from Byblos

Publisher: American University of Beirut

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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