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Book is very handsome in with clean boards and pages and no crackimgto hinges.Top edge is gilded and binding is strong. Only fault is a a bit of fading to dark brown diagonal at open edge of bront board. Book is not dated, but former owner wrote her name and dated it 1901 on the front free endpaper. The author of The Water Babies, turns his hand here to an historic novel for adults, penned in 1853 as a fictionalized account of the life of the philosopher Hypatia,. Though very popular in its day, it has a strong anti-Catholic bias and also gives voice to its author's racial prejudice which was not cuncommon during the period..418 pages.