|Edgar James Banks (1866-1945)|
Or, the Lost City of Adab ~ A Story of Adventure, of Exploration, and
of Excavation Among the Ruins of the Oldest of the Buried Cities of Babylonia
(NY, Putnam, 1912); 174 illustrations
Online eText with illustrations: http://efts.lib.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/eos/eos_title.pl?callnum=DS70.B2
|Ralph Henry Barbour (1870 – 1944)|
|Fourth Down ~ 1920 ~D. Appleton and Co.
Number 8 in theYardley Hall series
1. Forward Pass. 1908
2. Double Play. 1909
3. Winning His Y. 1910
4. For Yardley. 1911
5. Change Signals. 1912
6. Around the End. 1913
7. Guarding His Goal. 1919
8. Fourth Down. 1920
Ralph Henry Barbour was a popular turn-of-the-century novelist who was famous for writing boys sports stories.
Over his career, Barbour produced more than 100 novels as well as a number of short stories.
|Geronimo's Story of His Life ~ 1907 ~ NY: Duffield & Co.
This was one of the books ERB used to gather background information for his Apache novels.
Online eText Edition
|S.M. Barrett: During 1905 and 1906, Geronimo, the legendary Apache warrior and honorary war chief, dictated his story through a native interpreter to S.M. Barrett, then superintendent of schools in Lawton, Oklahoma. As Geronimo was by then a prisoner of war, Barrett had made appeals all the way up the chain of command to President Teddy Roosevelt for permission to record the words of the "Indian outlaw." Geronimo came to each interview knowing exactly what he wanted to cover, beginning with the telling of the Apache creation story. When, at the end of the first session, Barrett posed a question, the only answer he received was a pronouncement-"Write what I have spoken."|
|J. M. Barrie 1860-1937|
Crichton ~ Hodder & Stoughton 1916
STAGE: Four postcards showing scenes from the Edwardian production of the J.M.Barrie play The Admirable Crichton, featuring H.B.Irving, Henry Kemble, Irene Vanbrugh, Sybil Carlisle, and with two of the cards including Gerald Du Maurier as the juvenile lead. Pubd. by Tuck in their Play Pictorial series eleven (III). Unused and in very good condition. I have 80-or-so lots of theatrical postcards (and a few Victorian programmes) on
Matthew Barrie was born in Kirriemuir (Forfarshire), the "Thrums" of
his fiction, on 9th May 1860, the seventh surviving child of a hand-loom
weaver. Educated at Glasgow Academy, Forfar Academy and Dumfries Academy,
he took his MA at Edinburgh University. He worked as a journalist for the
Nottingham Journal before moving to London in 1885 to freelance. Success
came with a series of sketches of life in bygone Thrums contributed to
the St. James's Gazette, published in 1888 as Auld licht idylls, followed
by When a man's single (1888) and A Window in Thrums (1889). These works
and the novels The Little minister (1891), Sentimental Tommy (1896) and
its sequel Tommy and Grizel (1900) have been regarded by George Blake and
others as examples of the Kailyard School. Leonee Ormond's J.M. Barrie
(1987) argues that it is more rewarding to assess Barrie's regional fiction
beside that of Hardy and George Eliot. Barrie's dramatised adaptation of
The Little minister was enormously successful, persuading him to write
increasingly for the stage. Notable among his early plays are Quality Street
(1902), The Admirable Crichton (1902) and What every woman knows (1908).
In 1894 he married the actress Mary Ansell. The marriage was childless
and ended in divorce in 1909. However, he had befriended and was ultimately
to adopt the five boys of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, a relationship
brilliantly explored in Andrew Birkin's book, J.M. Barrie and the Lost
Boys (1979). Out of stories he spun for the Davies boys came the material
for Peter Pan (1904), probably the most famous children's play ever written.
It is a complex work, perceptive and unsentimental about childhood. Peter,
"the boy who would not grow up", the conceited leader of the Lost Boys
of Never Land, forever dodges the world of adulthood. Like Sherlock Holmes
he seems destined for greater immortality than his creator.
Honours followed - a baronetcy in 1913, the Order of Merit
in 1922, the Rectorship of St. Andrews University, to whom he delivered
a moving address on Courage (1922), and the Chancellorship of Edinburgh
University. His later plays include Dear Brutus (1917), Mary Rose (1920),
and The Boy David (1936). A final work of fiction, the ghost-story Farewell
Miss Julie Logan, appeared in The Times in 1931. Barrie died on 19th June,
1937. Despite the celebrity attaching to Barrie thanks to Peter Pan, there
has been scant critical interest in the remainder of his prolific output,
in particular his essays and letters, although R.D.S. Jack's The Road to
the Never Land (1991) persuasively describes his genius for stagecraft.
Barrie's grave is in Kirriemuir Cemetery, and his birthplace at 4, Brechin
Road is maintained as a museum by The National Trust for Scotland. Many
of the localities in his fiction may still be identified in Kirriemuir.
A statue of Peter Pan stands in the town square, a smaller version of that
in London's Hyde Park, and a pavilion housing a camera obscura which he
gifted to the town in 1930 on being made its only Freeman. ~ John
|Elizabeth Barrington (1862 - 1931) (Pseud of Elizabeth Louisa Beck a/k/a Lily Adams Beck)|
|The Divine Lady
Film: Barrington's novel, The Divine Lady, filmed in 1929 and was an Oscar winner (Frank Lloyd for Best Director) This film was a joint preservation project of the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Museum of Modern Art Department of Film in cooperation with the Czechoslovak Film Archive. It was restored in conjunction with the project American Moviemakers: The Dawn of Sound. The restored version has seen numerous screenings on TCM.
The film tells the story of the romance of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton.
|English historical and mystical novelist. Barrington was born, Lily
Moresby Adams -- the Daughter of British Admiral John Moresby, and granddaughter
of Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Fairfax Moresby.
Elizabeth Louisa Moresby (1862 – 3 January 1931) was a British novelist that was to became the first prolific, female fantasy writer of Canada. The daughter of the Royal Navy Captain John Moresby, Elizabeth Louisa Moresby lived and traveled widely in the East, in Egypt, India, China, Tibet and Japan but settled eventually in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1919.
Moresby was already sixty years old by the time she started writing her novels, which commonly had an oriental setting, and then became a prolific author. She wrote under various pseudonyms, depending on the genre. As Louis Moresby, she wrote nonfiction, including a history of Egypt. As E. Barrington, she wrote historical romances, including a tale of Napoleon and Josephine (1927). As Lily Adams Beck, she wrote stories set in Asia and influenced by Oriental philosophy and religion. She was also known as Elizabeth Louisa Beck, Eliza Louisa Moresby Beck and Lily Moresby Adams. She was a staunch Buddhist and strict vegetarian, highly critical of the materialism of the West.
|John Bartlett 1820-1905|
|Familiar Quotations - A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs
Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature ~ 1919 ~ Bartlett
This tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11,000 searchable quotations and was the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905—the new editor, however, choosing more to supplement than revise the work of the first name in quotations.
"I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own."
1820 - Born on June 14th in Plymouth, Massachusetts. American bookseller and editor best known for his Familiar Quotations.
1836 - Bartlett became an employee of the Harvard University bookstore, where he became so versed in book knowledge that the advice “Ask John Bartlett” became common on the Harvard campus.
1851 - Married to Hannah Stanfield Willard.
1855 - He owned a store and he published the first edition of his Familiar Quotations, based largely on the notebook that he kept for the benefit of his customers.
1863 - He joined the Little, Brown and Company, Boston.
1894 - Bartlett also wrote books on chess and angling and, after many years of labour, a Complete Concordance to Shakespeare's Dramatic Works and Poems, a standard reference work that surpassed any of its predecessors in the number and fullness of its citations.
1905 - Died on December 3rd in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1992 - The 16th edition appeared with quotes from 340 new people.
Bartlett was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to William and Susan (Thacher) Bartlett. A very bright boy, he was reading at age three and had read the entire Bible by nine. He finished school at age sixteen and went to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he worked for the University Bookstore that served Harvard. By age twenty-nine he owned the store. Known for his memory for quotations and trivia, "Ask John Bartlett" became a byword in the community when someone was stumped.
He began keeping a commonplace book of quotations to answer queries and in 1855 privately printed the first edition of his Familiar Quotations. That edition of 258 pages contained entries from 169 authors. One-third of the book was quotations from the Bible and from the works of William Shakespeare, most of the balance being lines from the great English poets.
Bartlett sold the bookstore in 1862 to become a paymaster in the United States Navy during the Civil War. He served on the South Atlantic station, returning to Boston in 1863 to join the firm Little, Brown and Company. That same year, Little, Brown issued the fourth edition of his quotation book. He rose to be the firm's senior partner in 1878 and retired from the firm in 1889. In addition to work on quotations (he oversaw nine editions of his book), he wrote on fishing, and chess, and compiled a massive concordance of Shakespeare, published in 1894, that is still the standard work of its kind.
The concordance, which Bartlett estimated consumed 16,000 hours of his
time, was compiled with his wife Hannah, the daughter of Sidney Willard,
a professor of Hebrew at Harvard, and the granddaughter of Joseph Willard,
president of Harvard.
|L. Frank Baum 1856-1919|
of Oz | Gutenberg
This Book is Dedicated to My Son Robert Stanton Baum
In which are related the Exciting Experiences of Princess Ozma of Oz, and Dorothy, in their hazardous journey to the home of the Flatheads, and to the Magic Isle of the Skeezers, and how they were rescued from dire peril by the sorcery of Glinda the Good.
Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth Land of Oz book written by children's
author L. Frank Baum, published on July 10, 1920. Like most of the Oz books,
the plot features a journey through some of the remoter regions of Oz;
though in this case the pattern is doubled: Dorothy and Ozma travel to
stop a war between the Flatheads and Skeezers; then Glinda and a cohort
of Dorothy's friends set out to rescue them.
in Oz | Gutenberg
The book was dedicated to the author's newborn grandson Robert Alison
Baum, the first child of the author's second son Robert Stanton Baum.
Yellow Hen (Ozma of Oz) | Gutenberg
Ozma of Oz, published on July 29, 1907, was the third book of L. Frank Baum's Oz series. It was the first in which Baum was clearly intending a series of Oz books. Where at the end of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's silver shoes were lost in the desert, at the end of Ozma of Oz, Glinda tells her the magic belt she could wish herself home with would likewise be lost, and Dorothy carefully gives it to Princess Ozma, in order that she might go home but the magic still be preserved, and they arrange that Ozma will use it to wish Dorothy back to Oz at need.
It is also the first book where the majority of the action takes place outside of the Land of Oz. Only the final two chapters take place in Oz itself. This reflects a subtle change in theme: in the first book, Oz is the dangerous land through which Dorothy must win her way back to Kansas; in the third, Oz is the end and aim of the book. Dorothy's desire to return home is not as desperate as in the first book, and it is her uncle's need for her rather than hers for him that makes her return.
It was illustrated throughout in color by artist John R. Neill.
Frank Baum (1856-1919) American journalist and writer, whose best-known
book is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Baum's stories about the imaginary
Land of Oz belong to the classics of fantasy literature. The Oz series
was long shunned by librarians, and neglected by scholars of children's
literature. Baum has often been compared to Lewis Carroll - they both had
a girl as the protagonist in their most famous works. Lyman Frank
Baum was born in Chittenango, New York. His father was the oil magnate
Benjamin Ward Baum and mother Cynthia (Stanton) Baum, a women's rights
activist. Baum grew up with his seven brothers and sisters on a large estate
just north of Syracuse. "The cool but sun-kissed mansion... was built in
a quaint yet pretty fashion, with many wings and gables and broad verandas
on every side," Baum later wrote in DOT AND TOT IN FAIRYLAND (1901). The
house, although it was large, did not have running water. Until the age
of twelve, Baum was privately tutored at home. In the late 1860s he spent
two years at Peekskill Military Academy, where he learned to loathe the
rigid discipline. In 1873 Baum became a reporter on the New York World.
Two years later
he founded the New Era weekly in Pennsylvania. He was a poultry farmer
with B.W. Baum and Son and edited Poultry Record and wrote columns for
New York Farmer and Dairyman. Baum's father owned a string of theatres
and Baum left journalism to become an actor. In New York he acted as George
Brooks with May Roberts and the Sterling Comedy in plays which he had written.
He owned an opera house in 1882-83, and toured with his own repertory company.
In 1882 he married Maud Gage; they had four sons.Baum returned in 1883
to Syracuse to the family oil business and worked as a salesman in Baum's
Ever-Ready Castorine axle grease. His own endeavor was not successful -
Baum's Bazaar general store failed in South Dakota, and the family's fortunes
took a downturn. From1888 to 1890 he ran the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer.
He moved to Chicago, and tried sales positions. In 1897 he founded
National Association of Window Trimmers and edited Show Window from 1897
to 1902. Baum made his debut as a novelist with Mother Goose in Prose (1897).
It was based on stories told to his own children. Its last chapter introduced
the farm-girl Dorothy. In the preface of the book Baum wrote that he wanted
to create modern fairy tales, and not scare children like the Brothers
Grimm did. "Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child
seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with
all disagreeable incident." Over the next 19 years Baum produced 62 books,
most of them for children. In 1899 appeared Father Goose: His Book, which
quickly became a best-seller. Baum's next work was The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz, a story of little Dorothy from Kansas who is transported
with dog Toto by a 'twister' to a magical realm. The book, which was illustrated
and decorated by W.W. Denslow, was published at Baum's own expense. The
book sold 90,000 copies in the first two years. Baum moved to California
and the rest of his life he produced sequels. Under the pen name
"Edith Van Dyne" he published 24 books for girls, and as "Floyd Akers"
he wrote six books for boys. As "Schuyler Staunton" he wrote the novels
THE FATE OF THE CLOWN (1905) and DAUGHTER OF DESTINY (1906).
Project Gutenberg e-Texts
|John Edmiston Bauman|
|Out of the Valley of the Forgotten (2 volumes) or, From Trinil to New York ~ 1923 ~ Easton, Pa.:Chemical Publishing Co. (subjects: Man, Evolution, Comparative Anatomy)|
|The Soldier's Language Manual: Military Expressions in English, French and German; Organization, Material, Personal, Operations, Works, Aero Words, Etc. Including a Complete Course of Instruction for Learning French ~ a World War One book intended for solders in the field. It consists of two parts. Part one consists of military expressions in three languages; of particular interest are the "aero words, " air combat being a new aspect of warfare. Part two is a complete course in French, by C. A. Thimm. . 72 + 120 pages|
|David Belasco San Francisco July 25, 1853-1931|
|The Girl of the Golden West (a play)
The Girl of the Golden West A silent film directed by Cecil B. De Mille, 1915. (The first and best of the four filmed versions of Belasco's play)
NY, 1923, "A Souvenir of 'The Merchant of Venice' as produced by David Belasco". Privately Printed by David Belasco, New York, 1923. There is a frontispiece photograph of David Belasco by Arnold Genthe. This Souvenir Booklet is profusely illustrated with photos of the cast in various scenes. At the end, the author adds numerous critical revues and testimonials of newspapers and critics. He was portrayed in the 1940 film, The Lady with Red Hair.
David Belasco (right) was probably as comprehensive a theatre practitioner as could be – actor, stage manager, pioneer of stage lighting, director, playwright, manager – Belasco did them all. He also discovered Mary Pickford. From 1900-1930, Belasco produced over 80 shows on Broadway.
Mary Pickford Came to Me
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