Ancient Oriental Cylinder and Other Seals...Collection of Mrs. William H. Moore, Vol. XLVII, 1940, HC, VG.

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Eisen, Gustavus A. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1940.
English, Very Good, HC, 4to, 12" x 9 1/4", 94 pp.

Light brown cloth over board with dark brown quarter cloth binding, gilt lettering and publisher's logo to spine, minor wear to edges and tips, some soiling to front, back, edges of text block, and front endpaper, slight fraying of cloth to tips, head and tail, writing in pen to top-edge, otherwise, clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. [vi] xiii, 94 + plates pp., replete with 198 black-and-white plates, Preface, List of Plates, List of Abbreviations, I. Historical Background, II. Religious Background, III. Classification of the Collection, IV. The Catalogue, V. Notes on the Design, VI. The Inscriptions, Correlation of Accession Numbers with Catalogue Numbers, Index of References to the Seals, and General Index. From Preface: "As a publication, of source material, the plates and Catalogue will be of use to the specialist, who will find there several rare or unique pieces as well as new examples of better known types of seals. For the nonspecialist there are chapters designed to furnish a background for the appreciation of the collection."