|The Middle of the Road ~ 1922
The Reckless Lady
Gibbs, the fifth son of Henry James Gibbs, a civil servant at the
Board of Education, and Helen Hamilton, was born in London in 1877. Mainly
educated at home by his parents, Gibbs was determined to became a writer
and at seventeen had his first article published by the Daily Chronicle.
Gibbs worked for the publishing house Cassell and his first book, Founders
of the Empire appeared in 1899. In 1902 Alfred Harmsworth appointed
Gibbs as literary editor of the Daily Mail. This was followed by periods
with the Daily Express and the Daily Chronicle. He also joined with J.
L. Hammond, Henry Brailsford and Leonard Hobhouse to produce a new Liberal
newspaper called the Tribune. The newspaper was not a success and Gibbs
began writing novels. The Street of Adventure (1909) described his early
years as a journalist in London. His next book, Intellectual Mansions (1910),
dealt sympathetically with the Suffragette struggle for the vote.
In 1913 Gibbs went to Germany to report the growing tensions between the
Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. His articles forecasting a peace
agreement between the two groups proved incorrect and in 1914 was sent
to France to report the First World War. The War Office decided to control
the news that appeared in British newspapers. When Gibbs continued to report
the war he was arrested and returned to England. In 1915 Gibbs was one
of the five journalists selected by the government to become official war
correspondents with the British Army. Gibbs had to submit all his reports
to the censor, C. E. Montague, the former leader writer with the Manchester
Guardian. As well as writing articles about the war for the Daily Chronicle
and the Daily Telegraph, Gibbs wrote several books on the conflict:
The Soul of the War (1915), The Battle of the Somme (1917), From Bapaume
to Passchendaele (1918) and The Realities of War (1920). Like the other
four official British journalists in the war, Gibbs was awarded a knighthood
in 1920. In 1919 Gibbs undertook a very successful lecture tour of the
United States. Later that year, Gibbs became the first journalist ever
to obtain an interview with the Pope. Gibbs was a Roman Catholic and in
1920 resigned from the Daily Chronicle in protest at the newspaper's support
of David Lloyd George's policy of reprisals in Ireland. Over the
next fifteen years Gibbs worked as a freelance journalist. He also published
several books on European politics including Since Then (1930), European
Journey (1934), England Speaks (1935), Ordeal in England (1937) and Across
the Frontiers (1938). On the outbreak of the Second World War he worked
briefly as a foreign reporter for the Daily Sketch. Later he was invited
to work for the Ministry of Information in the United States. After the
war failing eyesight prevented Gibbs from continuing his work as
a journalist. Gibbs first book of reminiscences, Adventures in Journalism,
appeared in 1923. In his later years, he published three more volumes
of autobiography: The Pageant of the Years (1946), Crowded Company (1949)
and Life's Adventure (1957). Philip Gibbs died in Godalming on 10th March,
In 1915 Philip Gibbs
was one of the five journalists selected by the government to become official
war correspondents with the British Army. Gibbs had to submit all his reports
to the censor, C. E. Montague, the former leader writer with the Manchester
Guardian. As well as writing articles about the war for the Daily Chronicle
and the Daily Telegraph, Gibbs wrote several books on the conflict: The
Soul of the War (1915), The Battle of the Somme (1917), From
Bapaume to Passchendaele (1918) and The Realities of War (1920).
Like the other four official British journalists in the war, Gibbs was
awarded a knighthood in 1920. Over the next fifteen years Gibbs worked
as a freelance journalist. He also published several books on European
politics including Since Then (1930),
European Journey (1934),
Speaks (1935), Ordeal in England (1937) and
the Frontiers (1938). Gibbs first book of reminiscences,
in Journalism, appeared in 1923. In his later years, he published three
more volumes of autobiography:
The Pageant of the Years (1946),
Company (1949) and Life's Adventure
(1957). "Behind The
Curtain", a story of the stage, is one of his later novels. published by
Hutchinson & Co. 288 pages
|Major Vivian Gilbert|
|The Romance of the Last Crusade with Allenby to Jerusalem ~
1923 NY: W.B. Feakins or 1927 Appleton
Describes the British liberation of Palestine in World War I. Dr. E.M. Blaiklock related part of it in a magazine article: "Driving up from Beersheba, a combined force of British, Australians and New Zealanders were pressing on the rear of the Turkish retreat over arid desert. The attack out-distanced its water-carrying cameltrain. Water bottles were empty. The sun blazed pitilessly out of a sky where the vultures wheeled expectantly. "'Our heads ached,' writes Gilbert, 'and our eyes became bloodshot and dim in the blinding glare.... Our tongues began to swell ... our lips turned a purplish black and burst ....' Those who dropped out of the column were never seen again, but the desperate force battled on to Sheria. There were wells at Sheria, and had they been unable to take the place by nightfall, thousands were doomed to die of thirst. 'We fought that day,' writes Gilbert, 'as men fight for their lives.... We entered Sheria station on the heels of the retreating Turks. The first objects which met our view were the great stone cisterns full of cold, clear, drinking water. In the still night air the sound of water running into the tanks could be distinctly heard, maddening in its nearness; yet not a man murmured when orders were given for the battalions to fall in, two deep, facing the cisterns.' "He describes the stern priorities: the wounded, those on guard duty, then company by company. It took four hours before the last man had his drink of water, and in all that time they had been standing 20 feet from a low stone wall, on the other side of which were thousands of gallons of water."'I believe,' Major Gilbert concludes, 'that we all learned our first real Bible lesson on that march from Beersheba to Sheria wells.
|W. S. Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan)1836 - 1911|
"BAB" Ballads: illustrated by the Author - he signs himself
as BAB. ca 1910-1920 ~ Philadelphia: David McKay ~ A selection of
ballads such as: Captain Reece ~ General John ~ Sir Macklin ~ Babette's
Love ~ The Yarn of the Nancy Bell ~ 309 pages
Schwenck Gilbert (November 18, 1836 - May 29, 1911) was
a British dramatist best known for his operatic collaborations with the
composer Arthur Sullivan. Gilbert published numerous short pieces of humour
and was a cartoonist. Gilbert's father was a naval surgeon and he spent
much of his youth touring Europe before settling down in London in 1849
later becoming a novelist in his own right, the most famous of his works
being The Magic Mirror the original edition of which was illustrated by
his son. Gilbert's parents were distant and stern, and he did not have
a particularly good relationship with either of them. Following the breakup
of their marriage in 1876, his relationships became even more strained,
especially with his mother. In the late 1850s and early 1860s, he began
a career as a barrister, supplementing his income and indulging his creative
side with the publication of several short poems using the childhood nickname
"Bab" for which the poems have become known as the Bab Ballads. In 1863,
he wrote his first professional play, Uncle Baby, which ran for seven weeks.
This represented his only dramatic success until 1866 when he had a burlesque
and a pantomime produced. The following year, he married Lucy Agnes Turner.
Following their marriage, he began to turn his attention more and more
to writing for the stage and directing his work so that it would resemble
his vision. Gilbert became a stickler that his actors interpret his work
only in the manner he desired.
In 1871, John Hollingshead commissioned Gilbert to work with Sullivan to create the Grotesque Operetta Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old for the Christmas season at the Gaiety Theatre. This proved successful in that it outran 5 of its 9 competitors, closing only at Easter and being revived for the benefit of Nellie Farren, one of its stars, later in April 1872. However, this proved to be a false start in the men's collaborative efforts. It would be another four years before the men worked together again. Gilbert and Sullivan's real collaborative efforts began in 1875 when Richard D'Oyly Carte commissioned them to write a one act play, Trial by Jury. The success was so great that the three men formed an oftentimes turbulent partnership which lasted for twenty years and a further twelve operettas. Initially D'Oyly Carte's company was known as the Comedy Opera Company and Carte needed to enlist financial backing. It was his backers who stood in the way of the initial plans to revise and revive Thespis, insisting that they wanted a new work for their money and thereby losing Thespis to posterity as the full vocal score was never published. The first work to be presented by the new company at London's Opera Comique, was The Sorcerer in November 1877. This was followed by H.M.S. Pinafore in May 1878, which, despite a slow start, mainly due to a scorching summer, became a red-hot favourite in the autumn causing the directors to storm the theatre one night in an attempt to steal the sets and costumes to mount a rival production. The attempt was repelled and D'Oyly Carte continued as sole impresario of a newly re-named D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
While working with Sullivan on the Savoy Operettas, Gilbert continued to write plays to be performed elsewhere, both serious dramas (i.e. The Ne'er-Do-Weel, 1878) and more humorous works (i.e. Foggerty's Fairy, 1881). Sullivan too have a career of his own. Two ballets, a symphony, a cello concerto, and number of large-scale choral pieces, incidental music to five of Shakespeare's plays and, of course, other operatic works including Ivanhoe which opened D'Oyly Carte's new Royal English Opera House (now the Palace Theatre) in Cambridge Circus in 1891. Gilbert and Sullivan had many rifts in their career, partly caused by the fact that each saw himself allowing his work to be subjugated to the other's, partly by their gap in social status. Sullivan was knighted in 1883 not long after the company moved to it's new home; The Savoy Theatre. One suspects however that this knighthood was not so much for his work with Gilbert, but for his more 'serious' music such as the Musical Drama The Martyr of Antioch, first produced late in 1881; Gilbert's family was lower in the social order and he was not recognized until 1907 when he was knighted by King Edward VII. In any event, Gilbert filled his plays with a strange mixture of cynicism about the world and "topsy-turvydom" in which the social order was turned upside down. This later, particularly, did not go well with Sullivan's desire for realism, (not to mention his vested interest in the social order as it was).
In 1893, Gilbert was named a Justice of the Peace in Harrow
Weald. Although he announced a retirement from the theatre after the poor
initial run of his last work with Sullivan, The Grand Duke (1896), he continued
to produce plays up until the year of his death including an opera Fallen
Fairies with Edward German (Savoy 1909) and an excellent one-act play set
in a condemned cell, The Hooligan (Colliseum 1911). Gilbert also continued
to personally supervise the various revivals of his works by the D'Oyly
Carte Opera Company. On May 29, 1911, he was giving swimming lessons to
two young ladies at his lake when one of them began to flail around. Gilbert
dived in to save her, but suffered a heart attack in the middle of the
lake and drowned.
|Pemberton Ginther 1869 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - 1959 (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)|
|Miss Pat and Her Sisters
Miss Pat in Buenos Ayres 1917 John Winston Co. 288 pages
Miss Pat in School
The Miss Pat Series: This ten volume series was published by Winston between 1915 and 1920.
Men with Horses - late 1800s oil/linen
Classical woman with angel, (circa 1900) 25x30" conte, ink , goauche, pastel, watercolor/brown paper
Girl with hat pastel/paper
|Pemberton Ginther and Mary Pemberton Ginther were both pseudonyms of Mrs. William A. Heyler author of girls books, illustrator and artist|
|The Hunter: A Story of Bushman Life ~ Jonathan Cape Ltd., Thirty
Bedford Square London - 1926
In Search of the Okapi
(born May 5, 1855 in Wynberg, South Africa—died September 6, 1925 in Rondebosch,
South Africa) was a South African author, known especially for his short
stories which are widely read and taught in South Africa.
Glanville was educated in Grahamstown at St. Andrew's College (Grahamstown, South Africa) from January 1869 to May 1871. His schooling was interrupted when he and his father transported the first printing press from Grahamstown to Griqualand West by ox wagon in 1870 and began publishing a newspaper in Kimberley. In addition to his literary works, he worked in journalism for the Cape Argus and other newspapers, and collaborated with Dr MacGowan on the 1905 Jubilee Hymn. He was married to Emma Priscilla Powell, with whom he had two children -- Thomas and Ada.
|Edward J. Glave|
|In Savage Africa; or, Six years of adventure in Congo-land. ~
NY, R.H. Russell & Son; 247 p., illustrated.
Three Years in Savage Africa by Lionel Decle ~ 1898 ~ NY: M.F. Mansfield ~ With an introduction by H.M. Stanley. Illustrated with photographs and drawings; 2 colored folding maps ~ 594 pages
This is a 16.5-page feature, Glave's Journey to the Livingstone Tree, Glimpses of Life in Africa from the Journals of the Late E. J. Glave. Illustrations include: a halt in the region where Dr. Livingstone died; Mlozi and Glave; drumming for the dancing circle; cutting up a zebra; a guide shows Glave how to aim an arrow; Glave's men fording the Loangwa River near Rondu's village; Kambombo and his favorite wives; a clay hut in process of construciton at Kambombo's; Tembue in Glave's chair; Kambuidi and his favorite wives; Glave's route from Nyassa to Tanganyika; Kizila and two of his wives; the Loangwa River at Kizila's; Kitara; knitting a fish net at Kitara's; scene in Mayilo's village - woman making flour, near a granary; view of the Shinga Mountains near the Impamanzi River; Mayilo and his favorite wives; Glave and a group of his men at the Livingstone Tree; Glave's tent pitched among grass huts left by a slave caravan, near Lake Rangweolo; and dancers in Karonga Nzofu's village.
From: The Century Magazine - September, 1896.
1897 Magazine Article
Journal Entries of E.J. Glave Just Prior to His Death in the Congo Free State in 1895
"Cruel Conditions in the Congo Free State" by E. J. Glave
|Elinor Glyn (1864-1943) Novelist.|
|Man and Maid
Elinor Glyn made her mark in the first 25 years of the century with racy novels for the time, and her fascination with Hollywood brought her in contact with stars and producers that increased her fame. She is probably remembered most for coining the term "It" which was supposed to describe some mystical, intangible quality possessed by a male or female that made him or her irresistible to the opposite sex. The whole idea is a lot of hokum, but it brought her phenomenal popularity in the twenties and the offer to have a whole feature length movie, starring Clara Bow, based on that concept. Elinor Glyn wrote the story, and, we all know she isn't known for her great literary contributions, and, of course, "It" is no exception. There's so much about it that's predictable. The movie uses the more innocent morality of the twenties prominantly in the story.
Synopsis, Scenes and Commentary on "It," a 1927 motion picture.
|Harry Golding F.R.G.S. ed. 1889-1969|
|The Wonder Book of Aircraft
|Joseph King Goodrich|
|Our Neighbors the Japanese ~ F.G. Browne & co., 1913
- 253 pages
PDF Text: http://www.erbzine.com/dan/docs/ourneighborsjap.pdf
Other PDF Text: http://www.erbzine.com/dan/docs/ourneighborschinese.pdf
|William W. Goodwin|
|Elementary Greek Grammar ~ 1879
Goodwin’s Greek Grammar stands with Hadley’s Greek Grammar as one of the most widely used and longest running Greek Grammars in America. The grammar has gone through many editions and reprints for over 130 years, with the last major edition appearing in 1930. Goodwin first earned academic recognition for his Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb which was first published in 1865. Five years later in 1870 he created the first edition of Greek Grammar which was a brief 235 page textbook called Elementary Greek Grammar. In 1879 the grammar was later revised to 393 page edition and renamed to A Greek Grammar. In 1892, Goodwin revised his grammar yet again to the 451 page edition entitled, A Greek Grammar Revised and Enlarged. It is the 'revised and enlarged' edition which was in widespread use and it is this edition that is available for download. The next major edition, the Goodwin and Gulick edition, occurred 38 years later in 1930 and was largely rewritten by Charles Gulick. The Goodwin and Gulick edition can be purchased new to this day. It should be made absolutely clear that Goodwin’s Greek Grammar is what is known as a reference grammar and it is not intended for beginners. Historically, students used this grammar in conjunction with a reader by the same publisher. The reader would provide notes and references back to the grammar for further help and clarification.
Online eText Edition: http://www.textkit.com/details.php?ID=100&author_id=38
First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis ~ This companion to Goodwin's Greek Grammar provides excellent reading and translation material for the Greek Student. It features an excellent introduction concerning military matters. It is followed by 155 pages of Greek text with brief passage introductions in English about every 20 lines. The book also has 115 pages of detailed notes to aid in translation. To reduce download size, the book's dictionary, which is included in the original, was posted in a separate file. Please see the Illustrated Dictionary to Xenophon's Anabasis.
Online eText Edition: http://www.textkit.com/learn/ID/103/author_id/38/
Carroll in Wilderness Lodge 1917 Cupples & Leon ~
illustrated by R. Emmett Owen.(a 4-volume series) ~ 340 pages
Patsy Carroll Under Southern Skies 1918 Cupples & Leon ~ illustrated by R. Emmett Owen.
Patsy Carroll in the Golden West 1920 Cupples & Leon.~ illustrated by Thelma Gooch
Blurb: "This fascinating series is permeated with the vibrant atmosphere of the great outdoors. The vacations spent by Patsy Carroll and her chum, the girl Wayfarers, in the north, east, south, and west of the wonderland of our country, comprise a succession of tales unsurpassed in plot and action"
Patsy Carroll in Old New England -- illustrated by Thelma Gooch. 1921, Cupples & Leon.
|Jan and Cora Gordon|
|A Donkey Trip Through Spain ~ 1924 ~ NY: Robert M. McBride & Co. "Would you travel through Spain on a donkey? Jan and Cora Gordon did in 1924. Orange boards with drawing of a donkey and driver and pencil sketches inside showing the various wacky characters they encountered; B&W Illustrations ~ 273 pages|
|Excerpt: The Gordons were a remarkable couple of diverse talents,
who co-wrote some twelve books about their travels (unconventional by the
standards of the time) between 1916 and 1933. Jan Gordon also managed a
fairly prolific output of articles, short stories and art criticism for
leading journals of the day; plus several books of art history or method,
and some six novels. Over the years the couple gave lectures on radio about
their travels; taught at art schools; demonstrated and played Spanish and
European folk music on a variety of instruments; and produced many excellent
paintings and etchings. Their literary career started in 1915 when they
forsook their Paris studio to serve with the Red Cross in Serbia during
the First World War. Their experiences, and subsequent escape on foot at
the start of the great retreat of November/December 1915 as the Serbian
Army collapsed under the onslaught of the Austrian forces, ought to have
brought Jan Gordon some kind of official recognition. As it was, his only
reward for bringing eleven of his Red Cross companions safely out of the
war zone some three weeks ahead of the starving and freezing main body
of troops, was much official disapproval for acting upon his own initiative.But
the Gordons' early return did leave them with a journalistic scoop on their
hands, and they wrote several articles about their exploits for 'The Times',
'The New Witness'and 'The Westminster Gazette'.
They eventually decided to combine their artistic and literary skills to write and illustrate their first real travel book, Poor Folk in Spain, which was published in 1922. (The poor folk of the title were themselves, incidentally, not the Spanish!) The style and conception of the book set the scene for the rest of their life in Paris, as they travelled to paint in out-of-the-way places in the summer months, also collating material which they could turn into a book in the winter months. The charm of their travel books is that Jan and Cora devoted more space to their experiences and adventures with people than to the scenery and sights around them. This gives their work a personal feel missing from so many travelogues of the time.
The following year, the Gordons returned to Spain. This time they trekked
across southern Spain with a recalcitrant donkey and cart. Jan Gordon gives
only a couple of pages in the subsequent book to their laborious uphill
trek under a blazing sun, at one point half-pulling, half-pushing the cart
to spare the donkey after all their water had been drunk by gypsies they
had met earlier. Yet he devotes chapters to the troubles they had finding
lodgings in wayside posadas, the peasant folk they met, and the conversations
they had with them. Misadventures with a Donkey in Spain was published
in serial form by 'Blackwoods Magazine' from June to December 1923; and
in book form the next year. It was extremely well-received by the critics.
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