This volume contains a series of progressive lessons designed for students learning Assyrian cuneiform. This fascinating "mixed" method of writing continued through the end of the Babylonian and Assyrian empires. A thorough and accessible course, “Assyrian Primer” is highly recommended for students and collectors of antiquarian literature of this ilk. John Dyneley Prince (1868–1945) was an American linguist, politician, and diplomat. He was a professor at New York University and Columbia University, minister to Denmark and Yugoslavia, and leader of both houses of the New Jersey Legislature. Many antiquarian texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.