Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1896. First Edition. Signed presentation from Miller on the front endpaper: “Dr. Theodore L. Flood, Compliments of Author, Emily Huntington Miller.” Emily Huntington Miller [1833–1913]) was an American author, poet, and educator. She was the Assistant Editor of “The Little Corporal”, a children's magazine; Associate Editor of “The Ladies Home Journal”; and co-founder of “St. Nicholas”, a publication for children. She was appointed Dean of Women at Northwestern University in 1891. Miller and Jennie Fowler Willing were involved with organizing a convention in Cleveland in 1874, at which the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union was formed. The Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Food [1842-1915], who lived in Meadville, began preaching at the age of 18. He served during the Civil War in Company C of the 125th Pennsylvania Volunteers. In 1878 he co-founded the Chautauqua Assembly Daily Herald and in 1880 established the Chautauquan (the official publication for the Chautauqua Association). This scarce autographed copy is ex-library from the Meadville Theological School, gifted to the library by Flood. White call numbers on front covers & few other library markings, including circular cards on rear endpapers (the book was never checked out). Still, a very nice copy! Books signed by Miller are uncommon. 12mo., decorative green cloth, stamped in gilt, top edge gilt; 75 pages plus ads. Item #57165
Very Good (covers bright; contents clean & tight).