Title [Early Writing] Press Photo of “The World’s Oldest Letter”
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher New York Acme News Pictures 1928
Seller ID 1342
[Early Writing] Press Photo of “The World’s Oldest Letter.” New York: Acme News Pictures, 12 May, 1928. Press photo, 21.6 cm by 16.4 cm. Small crease to bottom right corner and tiny chip from top left corner, verso has agency and date stamps and taped/glued-on caption. The caption reads: “L88198 / THE WORLD’S OLDEST LETTER / The oldest letter in the world has been placed on exhibition in the Grafton galleries, London, England. It was written in 5000 B.C. and refers to the deed of purchase or hire of a field by one Annini from Sinti-Ha. The letter is written in cuniform characters on baked clay. The writer is believed to have lived in the Dynasty of Larza, which was the first dynasty of Babylon. It was found in excavations in Ur of the Chaldees. / YOUR CREDIT LINE MUST READ (ACME).” We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers.