"a leather-bound copy of Cory's Ancient Fragments"

Cory's Ancient Fragments is a collection of fragmented documents from the Ancient Near East, Egypt and elsewhere. The book is largely concerned with documenting ancient history and religious beliefs, and contains translations from Phoenician, Babylonian, and Carthaginian sources, among others.

The book was compiled by the writer and antiquarian Isaac Preston Cory (1802-1842), a Cambridge Fellow. It was first published in 1826.