[Hockaday, Texas]: Dux Femina Facti, ca. 1948. String Binding. Duedecimo size,  pp. Very good. Item #CNWB17
Dux Femina Facti (a Latin term loosely translated as "A woman was the leader of the deed", taken from Vergil's "Aeneid") was the name chosen for the Latin Honor Society at the Hockaday School in Hockaday, Texas, a private girl's school founded in 1913. Of the author, Adele Osborne, we could find no trace; the illustrator became Anne Schoellkopf Coke (b. 1933, Class of ’50) and would go on to be the author of "Nevertheless" which contained many of her delicate line drawings.
A charming publication, the first done by this this high school group, dedicated to the nine muses in ancient Greek and Roman mythology: Calliope, Clio, Terpsichore, Thalia, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Euterpe, Erato, and Urania. As of this writing, we find no copies in OCLC and none listed online.
___DESCRIPTION: Small string-bound booklet tied with green twine, title and vignette on the front, publisher's imprint on the back, yapped edges, each page printed on the recto only, the text appears hand-lettered, each page decorated with partial borders and small vignettes of either the stylized muse herself or her symbol; duodecimo size (7" by 5.25"),  pp.
___CONDITION: Very good, the string binding strong, the green color of the twine deep, the interior clean and bright with just a few light spots of foxing to the first few pages, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some light overall soiling and edgewear to the wraps and a shallow crease to the back wrap.
___CITATION: Information on the Club taken from the online repository of the Library of the University of Texas.
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