Gilgamesh - Limited Editions Club Book Illustrated by Irving
Gilgamesh - Translated by William Ellery Leonard, Introduced
by Leonard Cottrell and Illustrated by Irving Amen. This wonderful
illustrated book was published for the members of The Limited
Editions Club in Avon, Connecticut on 1974. Gilgamesh is the oldest
known epic poem. It is believed to be of Sumerian origin and to
have been written 2000 B.C. The text was pieced together from
fragments of Babylonian cuneiform tablets. In fact the book is
ordered by tablet number. The brown embossed image on the cover
of the book represents the tablets on which the poem was carved.
The oversized hardcover book is in very good to fine condition.
Glasine dust jacket shows edge chipping with some cover and spine
discoloration. Slipcase in very good condition. No. 1237 signed
by illustrator Irving Amen. Includes newsletter and paperwork
and original shipping carton. (Stock number 003Gilgamesh) $120.00
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