I'm going to see Aeschylus' The Persians, the Kings College London Greek Play, part of the University of London Festival of Greek Drama next month. I thought I'd better bone up on the text and, while I have the very fine Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis edition, by Denys Page, my faltering Greek needs a parallel text, so I ordered the Loeb edition from East Sussex. The copy is kept in store and, their inter-library transport being delayed by the snow, it took a little while to reach Seaford, but I have it now.
The binding is damaged, and the spine has fallen off, but it will serve very well. It is an old copy and I was fascinated by the date label, which tells me it was first borrowed in 1939, and by the book plate. How many libraries, of any type, use book plates these days?
And here is the Browne issue card
It's a good year for Aeschylus. Agamemnon is to be the Cambridge Greek Play.