Agnes Carr Vaughan lived from 1887 until 1974. She attended Galloway College in 1907 and was a 1910 graduate of the University of Michigan, earning a second degree there in 1917. She then became Professor of Greek at Wells College until 1924 and from 1926 until 1952 Ms. Vaughan was Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at Smith College. She was also a member of the American Archaeological Association. A prolific author of children's books as well, this volume is considered her rarest as well as a rare first edition generally. Copyright 1932, by Alfred A. Knopf, we see the only marks in the book (on the blank page immediately ahead of the title page) indicating that the book was given as a gift in 1938. The dust jacket shows light edge wear, including a tear at the top of the front hinge upper corner and two tears on the back, one above the N in Lucian and the other below the word Publisher. The book itself is in immaculate condition beyond the previously mentioned marks found at the front. The binding, the hinges, and all pages are absolutely solid. I see no creased or torn pages and no staining, soiling, or foxing to the book or it's dust jacket anywhere. The book is 12 chapters and 269 pages in length with 8 illustrations, including the frontispiece, done by Harrie Wood. Although I am not an authority by any means, I believe this book rates an overall Very Good to Fine condition description. Thank you very much for your time today.
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