A 1920s edition of Hypatia by Charles Kingsley, a novel about the famous female philosopher Hypatia.
The Creative Historian brings to you a novel about the ancient Roman female philosopher Hypatia. It was originally written in 1853 by historian Charles Kingsley, and at the time was considered to have an anti-Catholic message. Hypatia herself was born and lived in Alexandria in Roman Egypt where she taught astronomy and philosophy and is considered one of the ancient world’s greatest mathematicians. She was murdered by a religious mob in AD 415.
Title: Hypatia Author: Charles Kingsley Publisher: Collins’ Clear-Type Press Publication Year: 1920s (no publishing date in book but written dedication is from September 1920). Pages: 540 Size: 11cm x 15.6cm
This book has dark red cloth boards with gilt lettering and embellishment on the spine. The top of the spine and corners of the boards are little worn through use and there are some small marks on the back board. The spine is also slightly discoloured from exposure to the light.
The spine of the book is a little cracked in places but the binding is secure. All the pages are present and mostly clean, with a few little marks scattered throughout. There are multiple colour illustrations all through the book and all appear to be present.
There is no publication date in the book but there is a handwritten dedication on the inside of the first page which reads; “To Sylvia Parr, with best wishes from Gerald 9th IX 20” which indicates that this version of the book was published sometime around 1920.
Overall this book has been well read but decently cared for over the years and would look good on the bookshelf of any vintage fan.