For years, I’ve idly searched for a reasonably-priced edition of René Labat’s Manuel d’Epigraphie Akkadienne and this week, I found it.
Two words, NOT DISAPPOINTED.
Reprinted infrequently since 1948, the sixth edition was revised and republished in 1995. Even when the day arrives when it’s truly superseded by a comprehensive, modern sign-list, this will still be a treasure.
Print could never be as beautiful as this cursive, hand-written text.