Mid-1920s ERB, Inc. Office Inventory: Displayed in Blue
50s Notebook presented by Danton to the McWhorter Memorial Collection ~ Displayed in Black
Titles in the present Danton Burroughs Collection dictated to Bruce Bozarth ~ Displayed in Red
Titles Collated by George McWhorter from the Porges Papers: Displayed in Green
Burroughs Library List Compiled by Phil Burger: Displayed in Grey
Lost Editions Uncovered by Hillman Research in Gold
|ABBOT, Willis J.: The
Nations At War
ABBOTT, Eleanor Hallowell Old Dad
ABBOTT, Jane Aprilly
ABBOTT, Jane Mingle Streams
ABBOTT, Lawrence F. Abbott: Letters of Archie Butt
ABYSSINIA, S SOMALILAND, KENYA Colony, Zanzibar, the Camnoros, Madagascar. (NY, Century, 1925)
ADAMS, Frederick Upham John Burt
ADAMS, James Revolutionary New England 1691-1776
ADAMS: Revolutionary New England
ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins Wanted A Husband
ADE, George In Babel
ADE: In Babel
ADE, George The Slim Princess
ADE, George: The Slim Princess
ADLER, G. J.: Adlers German English Dictionary
AELUR & GRENAUGH?: Latin Grammar
AHEARN: How to Commit a Murder
AKELEY, Carl E.: In Brightest Africa (no publisher or date listed)
AKELEY: In Brightest Africa
ALCOTT, Louisa May Flower Fables
ALCOTT, Louisa May Jo's Boys
ALCOTT, Louisa May Old Fashioned Girl
ALCOTT, L M ~ Under The Lilac - Kingsport Press - Office File Copy 12 4 1893 run 5,075 printed 5,075 G&D in DJ
ALCOTT: Under the Lilacs
ALDER, W. F.: The Isle of Vanishing Men
ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey The Story of a Bad Boy
ALEXANDER, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovitch of Russia: Once a Grand Duke
ALLEN, Lucy ~ Table Service - Lucy Allen, Little, Brown A7
ALLEN: Table Service
ALLEN, Lucy G. Table Service. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1920.
ALLEN, Frederick Lewis: Only Yesterday
ALMANAC: World Almanac 1944
ALTSHELER, Joseph A. The Great Sioux Trail
AMMUNDSON, Roald: My Life As An Explorer (2 volumes)
ANDERSON, Hans Christian Fairy Stories
ANDERSON Hans Christian Fairy Tales
ANDREWS, Roy Chapman: On the Trail of Ancient Man: A Narrative of the Field Work of the Central Asiatic Expeditions (NY, Putnam)
ANSELL, Mary Dogs and Men
Album on Animals
n/r Boy's Book of Big Game Hunting
n/r Boy's Book of Cowboys
n/r Boys Book of Pirates
n/r Christmas Carols
n/r Comical Hits by Famous Wits
n/r Mark Twain's Boyhood Home
n/r Mother Bedtime Stories
n/r Prize Stories of 1924
n/r Technique '94
n/r The Arabian Nights
n/r The Merry Widow
n/r The Rain-Girl
ANTHOLOGY: Great Story Tellers
ANTHOLOGY: Prize Stories of 1924
ARABIAN NIGHTS: No Author Cited
ARMIGER: Titles - A Guide to the Right ause of British Titles and Honours
ARNOLD, Edwin Lester Phra the Phoenician
ARNOLD: Phra the Phoenician
ARTICLES: Africa (magazine articles)
ASHFORD, Daisy The Young Visitors
ASHMUN, Margaret Including Mother
ASHMUN, Margaret Isabel Carleton at Home
ASHMUN, Margaret Isabel Carleton's Friends
ASHMUN, Margaret Isabel Carleton's Year
ASHMUN, Margaret The Heart of Isabel Carleton
ASHTON, John ~ English Caricature and Satire of Napoleon, John Poland, 1884 London
ATHERTON, could be "atherton" unreadable
ATHERTON, Gertrude A daughter of the Vine
ATHERTON, Gertrude Rezanor
ATHERTON, Gertrude The Crystal Cup
|Willis J. Abbot|
|The Nations at War ~ 1918
Watching the World Go By (Autobiography)
Women of History ~ 1913
This book reveals some interesting things regarding captioning practice at the turn of the century. As was common practice, the book was illustrated with inserted plates on glossy stock to increase its salability. Given its subject, each of the illustrations is relatively free of interpretive captioning. Illustrations were instead captioned with a proper name, unless a scene rather than a head and shoulders portrait was employed, as was the case with the frontispiece:
J. Abbot (middle): Chapter one of Abbot's autobiography
begins with Abbot’s reminiscence of his first job as a professional journalist
at the New Orleans Times-Democrat in 1884. His only prior experience was
as managing editor of a biweekly at the University of Michigan. He opens
with a story of a gunfight between a political boss and an editor of New
Orleans political paper, the Mascotte, that occurred his first day at work.
It resulted in the editor shooting off the trigger finger of the political
boss, James Huston, “making him a pacifist for life” . Abbot’s overview
of the situation in New Orleans is concise: New Orleans journalism in those
days was a thing very different from to-day—for that matter all journalism
is. Oddly enough, it was more literary and at the same time more militant.
The first act of my editor, on opening his desk of an evening, was to take
from his pocket a revolver, as big it seemed to me as a mountain howitzer,
and lay it ready to his hand. Yet this same editor had the keenest appreciation
of literature, particularly poetry, and employed Lafcadio Hearn, then virtually
unknown, to ransack foreign periodicals and furnish a daily column of European
literary productions. The proprietor of our paper walked with a slight
limp, the cause of which I found out to be a bullet in his groin, deposited
there by a rifle in the hands of the editor of a rival morning paper, whom
he had challenged to a duel. The two papers are now consolidated, forming
the Times Picayune. But in my early days the fire-eating journalists would
have scorned to merge their feuds and hatreds simply for good business
reasons. Subsequent anecdotes include the rumored theft of the Liberty
Bell by southerners during the Cotton States Centennial Exposition which
was reported (although a false report) by all the media outlets He
claims that he was a cub reporter on the New York Tribune from 1886-1887
but later he also claims that he, along with a group of Detroit newspapermen,
purchased an evening newspaper in Kansas City in 1886. He called this experience
“an expensive school of journalism” (40). He claims to have moved to Kansas
city in this failed attempt; the dates are confusing. He gives an overview
of New York newspapers in 1886-7. He started as a cub reporter on the New
York Tribune in 1886, though he begins by enumerating the “real literary
standing” of the newspapermen writing on other papers of this time. His
initial focus is on Charles Dana’s New York Sun, and on the drinking habits
of all newspapermen of the time. Though Abbot was a later advocate of prohibition,
he does not appear to be too judgmental regarding the excesses of the time.
Abbot describes the outlook of newspapers as valuing well-written stories,
and it was normal for a writer at that time to compose and rewrite their
own stories, a practice apparently on the wane in the 1930s, when he composed
More. . . Comments on the Abbot Autobiography
|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Born1872 in Cambridge - Died. 1958 in Portsmouth, NH|
|Old Dad ~ c1919 ~ E.P. Dutton and Company.
The ne'er-do-much.1918 Dodd, Mead and Co
The Sick-a-Bed lady: 1911 The Century Company NY
The White Linen Nurse 1913 The Century Company NY
Little Eve Edgarton: 1914 ~ The Century Company ~ Illustrated by R.M. Crosby. ~ She rides like a Comanche; she dances like an angel; she's too suntanned to be "a rose" in just the way her mother was; but what will become of Eve and her big, loving heart if her scientist father drags her off on yet another globe-trotting venture to South America? Typical of Eleanor Hallowell Abbott's romances, lively with affectionate humor and unconventional characters.
Project Gutenberg Editions
|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (1872 - 1958)
~ American author of romantic and children's books.
She was born and raised in a literary and religious family, Abbott began her writing career when two poems were accepted by Harper's Magazine in 1909. There followed a stream of seventy-five short stories, fourteen novels, and in 1936 a charming autobiography, Being Little in Cambridge When Everyone Else Was Big. Abbott's work is described by critics as "unblushingly romantic," but an interesting example of a New England writer deliberately turning away from her harsh Puritan legacy, with gay and vivid portraits of high-spirited girls and strong, sturdy young men-and always a happy ending.
|Jane Abbott 1881|
|Aprilly Grosset & Dunlap, NY., Reprint Copyright 1921 by
J.B. Lippincott Company
Illustrations by Harriet Roosevelt Richards
|Lawrence F. Abbott|
|Letters of Archie Butt ~ Military Aide to President Roosevelt ~
1924 ~ Edited by Lawrence F. Abbott. Doubleday, Page & Company
(See Archie Butt for More)
A DISTINGUISHED Frenchman, I think it was Paul Sabatier, has somewhere said that "man is incurably religious." May it not also be said that man is an incurable gossip? We like to hear and read of the little private sayings and doings of great men and women as well as of their heroic deeds and historic achievements. Indeed, gossip in the sense of familiar chit-chat, if it be not mischievous, malevolent or unfriendly, is a most useful handmaiden of history. One can often obtain a juster estimate of great men and their influence from anecdotal literature than from the dignified and sometimes dry-as-dust chronicles of professional historians. It is the gossipy attitude toward the little events of daily life that makes the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Letters of Pliny the Younger, the Epistles of Erasmus, not only so readable, but so enlightening to the student of customs and manners.
The work of a newspaper reporter is not given high rank by literary critics, but in his stories of the actual incidents and personalities of life the reporter creates a literature which people read with more eagerness, and sometimes, I think, with more benefit, than laboured historical treatises. Herodotus is an immortal historian partly, if not largely, because he reports anecdotes about great men who have made history. His historical characters are thus not shadowy mythological figures but men of flesh and blood. Luther was a metaphysician, and few there are who read him now. His great contemporary Erasmus, . . .
Lawrence Fraser Abbott (1859-1933) was an American editor and writer, son of Lyman Abbott. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Amherst College in 1881. In 1891 he became president of the Outlook Company. He was secretary to Theodore Roosevelt during the latter's tour of Europe and Africa (1909-10), and edited Roosevelt's African and European Addresses (1910). He was the author of an article on Theodore Roosevelt in the Encyclopœdia Britannica (1911), and of Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt (1919) and The Story of NYLIC (1930).
|Frederick Upham Adams 1859 - 1921 ~ USA|
|John Burt ~ 1903 ~ 473 pages
Men Are Tempted ~ Vitagraph Film adaptation of John Burt 1917
|Frederick Upham Adams (December 10, 1859 – August 28, 1921) was a noted inventor and author. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an American Civil War veteran/mechanical engineer, and died on August 28, 1921 at Larchmont, New York.|
|James Truslow Adams 1878–1949|
|Revolutionary New England 1691-1776: 1923 Boston: Atlantic Monthly
1943 ATLAS OF AMERICAN HISTORY with 147 FULL PAGE MAPS ~ 1943 ~ Scribners
Truslow Adams: 1878–1949, American historian, b.
Brooklyn, N.Y. The Founding of New England (1921), which brought him the
Pulitzer Prize in history for 1922, was followed by Revolutionary New England,
1691–1776 (1923) and New England in the Republic, 1776–1850 (1926). Among
the best of his many books are Provincial Society, 1690–1763 (Vol. III
in the “History of American Life” series, 1927) and The Epic of America
(1931), which was widely translated. The Adams Family (1930) and Henry
Adams (1933) were books on the famous Massachusetts clan, to which he was
not related. Adams spent much of his time in London as a representative
of his publishers, Charles Scribner's Sons. He was editor in chief of Dictionary
of American History (6 vol., 1940; rev. ed. 1942), Atlas of American History
(1943), and Album of American History (4 vol., 1944–48), three valuable
reference works. Some of his later writings reflect his obvious distaste
for the New Deal.
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline.
We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.
"That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement... a dream of a social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position."
~James Truslow Adams
|Samuel Hopkins Adams Jan 26,1871 Dunkirk, NY - Nov 15, 1958 Beaufort, SC USA|
|Wanted: A Husband
Film Adaptation: 1919 Starring Billie Burke
Little Miss Grouch
Hopkins Adams (1871?1958) was a American writer, best
known for his investigative journalism. Adams was born in Dunkirk, New
York. In 1891, he graduated from Hamilton College. From 1891 to 1900, he
was a reporter for the New York Sun and then joined McClure's Magazine,
where he gained a reputation as a muckraker for his articles on the conditions
of public health in the United States. In a series of eleven articles he
wrote for Collier's Weekly in 1905, "The Great American Fraud", Adams exposed
many of the false claims made about patent medicines, pointing out that
is some cases these medicines were damaging the health of the people using
them. The series had a huge impact and led to the passage of the 1906 Pure
Food and Drug Act. In 1911 the Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition
of falsifications referred only to the ingredients of the medicine. This
meant that companies were again free to make false claims about their products.
Adams returned to the attack and another series of articles in Collier's
Weekly, Adams exposed the misleading advertising that companies were using
to sell their products. Adams was a prolific writer, who wrote fiction
as well. His best-known novel, Revelry (1926), based on the scandals of
the Harding administration, was later followed by Incredible Era (1939),
a biography of Harding. Among his other works are The Great American Fraud
(1906), The Harvey Girls (1942), Grandfather Stories (1955), and Tenderloin
See ERBzine 1477
|George Ade (1866-1944)|
The Slim Princess
e-Text with Illustrations
"The Slim Princess" has been elaborated and rewritten from a story printed in The Saturday Evening Post of Philadelphia late in 1906 and copyright, 1906, by the Curtis Publishing Company.
The Girl Proposition: 1902 R.H.Russell ~ 40+ woodcut illustrations by John T.McCutcheon, Frank Holme, Carl Werntz, & Clyde Newman.
George Ade's birthplace and home was near Kentland, Indiana, until he moved to Lafayette to attend Purdue University. After college, Ade moved again, this time to Chicago to work as a newspaper writer. He was a prolific writer and often collaborated with college classmate John T. McCutcheon, the renowned cartoonist.While working for The Chicago Record, his foible-laden character sketches on Artie (1896), Pink Marsh (1897), and Doc Horne (1899) began to appear, which included sketches by John T. McCutcheon. Ade was also know for his "Fables in Slang". Ade wrote his first successful play, The Sultan of Sulu, in 1902; he later went on to write Peggy from Paris (1903), The Sho-Gun (1904), and The College Widow (1904). His summer home ("Hazelden") near Brook, Indiana, was built in 1903, and Ade's hospitality in the home brought him even more fame.
George Ade Quotes
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
A good folly is worth what you pay for it.
A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words.
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
Anybody can win - unless there happens to be a second entry.
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
In Modern Fiction: Ade is on a journey to Mars with Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain in the 2005 novel Wonder of the Worlds by Sesh Heri.
Little known today and too-little appreciated, the works of George Ade charmed and entertained a generation of Americans from the 1890's through the 1930's. There is a quantity of historical information about Ade on the world-wide web, but little of his written work is on-line. These pages are my contribution. They offer the contents of numerous editions of Ade's fables to the modern reader. These works were remarkable in their day, as they are now, for capturing the impressions of a newpaperman and a skilled observer of the commonplace in the vernacular of the day. This combination results in a unique, eyewitness picture of America in transition from small towns and smaller agricultural communities to densely populated, mechanised, technological cities.
From George Ade: The Fabulous Fabulist
George Ade: Hoosier, Author, Playwright and Humorist: Purdue University
From the Gay Nineties until the early Twentieth Century, George Ade reigned as one of the most popular writers in America, his fan base ranging from the man on the street to such notables as literary critic William Dean Howells and humorist Mark Twain. Ade’s genius laid in his ability to delineate true American characters; his use of everyday vernacular blew the dust off of the late Victorian Era and brought a well-needed breath of fresh air into American theatre. He satirized all levels of society without a trace of malice, inviting America to join him in seeing itself, idiosyncrasies intact, and giving us the freedom to laugh at ourselves.
Although he is best known as a writer, George Ade was first and foremost a Hoosier. His wry observations of the Midwest took place in stories that were more often than not, set in Indiana. Born in the small rural town of Kentland, Ade saw the world through the eyes of a country boy. He made no class distinctions in his writings, his city characters were stripped of their urbane veneers and his country characters were steeped in the eccentricities of small town life
Although Ade’s writings fell out of public favor as America struggled through the Great Depression and the onslaught of World War II, his legacy lives on. Ade populated his writings with comedic characters lifted from the streets and front porches of small Midwestern towns and peppered the language with witty slang; characters and situations that can still be found in movies and television sitcoms. Ade’s comedic style is just as popular today as it was when he introduced it over a hundred years ago. While Ade was never considered a high-brow literary writer or a fashionably caustic social critic, he succeeded in what he had set out to do, he made America laugh.
Augustus Thomas introduced me at The Lambs ... and said there had
been some controversy as to whether I was a playwright or a farmer. He
said he had investigated and learned that in Indiana I was regarded as
a playwright and in New York City I was known as a farmer.
George Ade e-Text editions a Project Gutenberg
|George J. Adler|
|Adlers German English Dictionary ~ 1895 ~ D. Appleton
Company ~ 1300 pages
"A Dictionary of the German and English Languages: Indicating the Accentuation of Every German Word, Containing Several Hundred German Synonymes, Together with a Classification and Alphabetical List of the Irregular Verbs, and a List of Abbreviations." Compiled from the works of Hilpert, Flugel, Grieb, Heyse and Others. By G.J. Adler, A.M., member of the American Oriental and of the American Ethnological Societies, etc. In Two Parts: German and English; English and German.
Adler arrived in the United States in 1833 and graduated valedictorian
from New York University in 1844. In 1846, he became a professor of modern
languages at New York University. In 1849, he compiled the
|How to Commit a Murder: New York: Ives Washburn 1930.
A non-fiction how-to about committing major crimes, by a gangster and ex-con. Also includes helpful hints on robbing jewelry and fur stores, dope dealing, and much, much more. Some of Ahearn's stories were used by Hollywood as the basis for the films Escape from Crime (1942) and Bulldog Edition (1936).
|Carl E. Akeley|
|In Brightest Africa: Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page,
©1923. Illustrated from photographs.
TO THE MEMORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Adventures in the African big game country gathering material for the Roosevelt Hall at the American Museum of Natural History. A pioneering taxidermist and sculptor, Akeley did much big game hunting of lion, buffalo, elephant and others, and was in Africa at the time of Theodore Roosevelt's famed safari. This is the book in which he describes how he killed a wounded leopard with his bare hands.
The Animal Kingdom published in the 1930's by Orthovis Company, Chicago.(see Whitetail Deer below)
Adventures in the African Jungle
Carl Akeley's Africa
Taxidermy and Sculpture
Carl E. Akeley May 19, 1864, Clarendon, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 17, 1926, Albert National Park, Belgian Congo: Sculptor, explorer, inventor American naturalist, author, and the Father of Modern Taxidermy
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