HYPATIA, or New Foes with an Old Face

London: Oxford University Press, 1915. Hardcover. Oxford Edition. The clipped signature of Charles Kingsley is tipped in on a prefatory blank leaf. Considered one of Kingsley best novels, this fictionalized account of the life of the philosopher Hypatia tells the story of a young monk called Philammon who travels to Alexandria, where he becomes mixed up in the political and religious battles of the day. Eight illustrations by Byam Shaw. Octavo. In a one-half brown calf over brown cloth binding by Blackwell (Oxford), with decorative gilt stamping, five raised bands, and marbled endpapers. Small ink initials to the front pastedown. The spine is lightly faded, with some negligible rubbing to the extremities of the boards; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #72192

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