The Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls, Fascicle I & II.
A Preliminary Edition of the Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls; The Hebrew and Aramaic Texts from Cave Four. Fascicle One.
A Preliminary Edition of the Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls; The Hebrew and Aramaic Texts from Cave Four. Fascicle Two. Reconstructed and Edited by Ben Zion Wacholder and Martin G. Abegg. Biblical Archaeology Society, Washington, D.C. 1991 & 1992. ISBN 0-9613089-9-0 and 1-880371-04-4.
Two quarto volumes in red cloth with gold text on covers and spines. A few small marginal stains here and there in fascicle two (some appear to be from paperclips). Several bottom corners of volume two bumped and creased. Small focus of possible old sticker residue on cover of fascicle one. Otherwise both volumes bright and tight. Overall good condition.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in the 1940s and rapidly became one of the most important discoveries in archeology, Judaica, and Biblical text criticism of the 20th century (arguably, ever, for those with a particular interest). Controversy and consternation arose among scholars around the world as they became frustrated by the way the sequential publication of the scrolls was handled. This set is part of that publication history.