Mills, Weymer Jay.

THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME. Pictures and Decorations by John Rae.

Dodd, Mead & Co., New York., 1910

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pp. ix, 90 +Plus 11 pages of full color prints. Tall 4to. 290mm. Publisher's unusual iridescent silver-blue cloth boards covered in almost half cloth illustrated paper. Cover decorated with lovely full color image of a melancholy woman wearing a hat. Cover lettered in gilt. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Cover illustration is crisp and boards clean with slight wear to paper. Spine clean and crisp. Original slip case and glassine dust jacket. Illustrated slip case torn without loss along edge and peeling slightly along the bottom edge. DJ near perfect. Hardbound. Very Good. Weymer Jay Mills was born in 1880 in Jersey City, NJ. He was the son of Mortimer Mills and Lillie Wilcox Mills, the brother of Hazel Abercrombie Mills, and a descendant of Revolutionary War era poet Philip Freneau. He lived in Jersey City and New York City. He wrote a number of magazine articles and books, including Historical Houses of New Jersey, Through the Gates of Old Romance, and Caroline of Courtlandt Street. He edited the 1903 publication, Glimpses of Colonial Society and the Life at Princeton College. He wrote the introduction to Some Account of the Capture of the Ship Aurora by Philip Freneau, which was published in 1889. For a brief time, he was also an antique dealer in London, England, who specialized in miniatures. He died in Merano, Italy in 1938. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! NW59