Le Poème Sumérien du Paradis, du Déluge, et de la Chute de l'Homme
by Langdon, Stephen
Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1919. First French language edition. Softcover. g to vg. Quarto (10 x 6 1/2"). X, 268, pp (Text), 11 leaves (Plates). Uncut and unopened copy. Original printed wrappers.First French-language edition of Stephen Langdon's controversial interpretation of a Sumerian poem found on a tablet, and which, according to the author, tells the story of an Earthly paradise, the flood, and the fall of man. Includes 11 b/w illustrated plates at rear depicting the tablet with the Sumerian inscriptions.Spine rubbed and partly soiled. Clear water-staining along lower margin of pages throughout (not affecting text). Text in French. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good to very good condition.
(Inventory #: 41585)
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