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Camilla [Eugene Lies] Kenyon

Camilla Kenyon (1876-1957) was an American author of two novels; this was her first. It was published in the USA in 1919 by Bobbs Merrill and by Herbert Jenkins in the UK in 1921. Little is know about her. She was born in California Camille Eugene Lies as the seventh of eight children to Eugene Henri Camille Lies, who died aged 60 y when she was five years old, and his wife Estrella Charlotte Lies, neé Mott. Her father served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1859-60. She married Walter J. Kenyon on 30th June 1896 in San Francisco.

First UK edition

Bibliography code: JEN-21.1

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins

Series: none

Year: 1921

Format: 12mo; later 16 mo

Pages: 311

Binding: Blue linen appearance cloth, black box around edge, title in black, bar below, author in caps. Title, author at top of spine; publisher to base, in black.

Size: 195 x 124 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blam, lower left corner

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 2 shillings 6 pence

Printing history: First published in this popular form in an edition of 20,000 copies

Printed by: Love & Malcolmson, Ltd, London and Redhill

Notes: I don't know if this is the first edition or a second 'Popular' edition.

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)