Monday, July 30, 2007

Some great new titles

UPDATE (7/30):
Carta just notified me that they dropped the price on the Ahituv to $124.00 and on Cogan to $78.00. So, your feedback had some effect.

I just got the newest Carta catalog today, and there are a few great new titles in it. Here are a few of them (sorry, no graphics yet).

An abridged version of The Sacred Bridge, Heather has dubbed it The Sacred Abridgment :)

Carta's New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible
Abridgement of The Sacred Bridge
by Anson F. Rainey and R. Steven Notley
Carta, Jerusalem, Forthcoming, November 2007
280 pages + full color illustrations and maps,
Cloth, 9 x 12 inches
ISBN: 9652207038
Your Price: $50.00

And two translations from the Hebrew:

The Raging Torrent
Historical Inscriptions from Assyria and Babylonia Relating to Ancient Israel
Carta Handbook
by Mordechai Cogan
Carta, Jerusalem, Forthcoming, winter 2007
ca. 224 pages + illustrations,
Cloth, 6 x 9.25 inches
ISBN: 9652207071
Your Price: $84.00

Ancient Inscriptions
Hebrew and Cognate Texts from the Holy Land in the Biblical Period
Carta Handbook
by Shmuel Ahituv
Carta, Jerusalem, Forthcoming, early 2008
ca .480 pages + illustrations,
ISBN: 965220708X
Your Price: $150.00

And a new wall chart from Ada Yardeni:

Hebrew Scripts
A Carta Wall Chart
Folds out to 70×100 cm (27½×39 in.); laminated; case: 27×35.5 cm (10½×14 in.)
by Ada Yardeni
Carta, Jerusalem, Forthcoming fall 2007
Your Price: $19.95

But, that's not all! I also got the latest Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft catalog, which had this little gem in it:

Originaltext mit Kommentar
by Uwe-Karsten Plisch
Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft Stuttgart, Forthcoming early 2008
ca. 300 pages,
ISBN: 9783438051288
List Price: $49.00
Your Price: $44.10


Christopher Heard said...

The handbooks by Cogan and Ahituv sound great, but oh boy, those prices are nearing Brill levels ...

Kevin P. Edgecomb said...

Exactly, on the Cogan and Ahituv. I'm going to have to clone another kidney to sell....

Is The Sacred Abridgement more managable size-wise than the continental shelf that was The Sacred Bridge?

jps said...

I know. I tried to convince Carta to set the prices lower, but with the dollar doing a headlong slide... I'll keep trying.

The Sacred Abridgment will be 9 x 12 and "only" 280 pages, versus the 10 x 13 and 450 pages of the original. Still large, but manageable.


Adam said...

The Sacred Bridge - A different kind of atlas from what I am used to. More words than maps; and there are plenty of maps. Outstanding work of scholarship. This is a reference book that you can pick up and just start reading anywhere.