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Book Sadness

January 17, 2009

booksI’ve been watching the books come through Eisenbrauns’ used books with idle curiosity. The windfall consisted mostly of Assyriological works; and the few Northwest Semitic titles I had seen were all ones I already owned.

The only volume I was really interested in was La langue de Ya’udi by Paul-Eugène Dion. The title came up earlier this week, but at a price of $75 dollars. Alas, for that price I had to pass yet again. Someone picked up a sweet and rare find. I’ll have to continue to rely on the kindness of strangers libraries.

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  1. January 17, 2009 11:12 pm

    I share your pain. I too had to pass on Dion given that I’d spent much of my annual book budget there already . . .

  2. January 18, 2009 10:20 am

    Jay, it wasn’t a matter of blowing my book budget. I picked up two books at SBL in November and grabbed only a leather-bound copy of Borger’s Babylonisch-assyrische Lesestucke during the Assyriological used-book melee we’ve been having during January. The book wasn’t beyond my means, just too expensive for what it was.

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