2 Ancient Middle East HOEFER, F 106


Description: General history of the ancient Middle East

HOEFER, Ferdinand.
Chaldée, Assyrie, Médie, Babylonie, Mésopotamie, Phénicie, Palmyrène. L'univers. histoire et description de tous les peuples.

Paris, Ambroise & Hyacinthe Firmin Didot, 1852. 8vo. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin. With 32 plates (2 folding) and a number of illustrations in the text. [4], 440 pp.

First edition of a description of the history, languages and cultures of various ancient civilizations in the Middle East, written by the German-French physician Ferdinand Hoefer (1811-1878). The illustrations show pieces of art, inscriptions, views, architecture and some ground plans.
Ownership marks on the half-title and title-page. Binding rubbed, hinges partly cracked (ca. 7 cm from top). Waterstain in the gutter of the lower margin, a tear in the second plate, and some foxing throughout; still a good copy.
R. Gottheil, "An introduction to a bibliography of Assyrian and Babylonian literature", in: Bulletin of the New York Public Library vol. XXI (1917), p. 769.
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