In giving the biographic data about the Author of the Book, you may mention the following:
Profession -- author, journalist; also teacher, etc.
Born Nov. 21, 1870
Baldheaded; what hair there is -- dark mixed with grey.
Eyes -- grayish brown
Face -- oval
Weight -- between 135-145 pounds, according to material conditions
Height -- average, about 5 feet 5.
Parentage -- Father and mother dead long time. Expect them to STAY dead.
Speaks English, German, Russian, French. Understands Italian, Polish, Latin, Greek.
Special Marks -- None, but wears glasses; is somewhat near-sighted.
In case you will want to decorate the book with pictures of the author, I hereby enclose some that can be used.