|W H G Kingston (William Henry Giles)|
|In the Wilds of Africa - Tale for Boys - 1879 London,
Nelson Bergen New York ~ 558 pages 65 black and white engravings.
Captain Mugford: Online eText Edition:
|William Henry Giles Kingston 1814-1880|
|Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936|
Seven Seas ~1896 ~ The 1923 Methuen edition bears a swastika good
luck symbol on cover and spine. ~ collected stories and poems ~ The Seven
Seasí is a powerful, disillusioned series of poems centred on Britain's
role in colonialism and Empire building. With reverberating lyrics and
powerful imagery, Kipling writes of the ruthless means that were often
employed to add nations to the glorious Empire, and the subsequent effects
upon these colonised nations. Though disturbing and unsettling in theme,
Kipling's lyrical dexterity makes these poems strangely compelling reading.
Kipling was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1907). His most popular works include The Jungle Book (1894) and the Just So Stories (1902), both children's classics though they have attracted adult audiences also. Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India, where his father was an arts and crafts teacher at the Jeejeebhoy School of Art. His mother was a sister-in-law of the painter Edward Burne-Jones. At the age of six he was taken to England by his parents and left for five years at a foster home at Southsea. His unhappiness at the unkind treatment he received was later expressed in the short story "Baa Baa, Black Sheep", in the novel The Light That Failed (1890), and in his autobiography (1937). In 1878 Kipling entered United Services College, a boarding school in North Devon. It was an expensive institution that specialized in training for entry into military academies. His poor eyesight and mediocre results as a student ended his hopes for a military career. However, Kipling recalled these years in a lighter tone in one of his most popular books, Stalky & Co (1899). Kipling returned to India in 1882, where he worked as a journalist in Lahore for the Civil and Military Gazette (1882-87) and as an assistant editor and overseas correspondent in Allahabad for the Pioneer (1887-89). The stories written during his last two years in India were collected in The Phantom Rickshaw. (1888) Kipling's short stories and verses gained success in the late 1880s in England, to which he returned in 1889, and was hailed as a literary heir to Charles Dickens. Between the years 1889 and 1892, Kipling lived in London and published Life's Handicap (1891), a collection of Indian stories and Barrack-Room Ballads, a collection of poems that included "Gunga Din". 1892 Kipling married Caroline Starr Balestier, with whom he collaborated on a novel, The Naulakha(1892). The young couple moved to the United States. Kipling was dissatisfied with the life in Vermont, and after the death of his daughter, he took his family back to England and settled in Burwash, Sussex. Kipling's marriage was not in all respects happy. During these restless years Kipling produced Many Inventions (1893), The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), The Seven Seas (1896) and Captains Courageous(1897) Widely regarded as unofficial poet laureate, Kipling refused this and many honors, among them the Order of Merit. During the Boer War in 1899 Kipling spent several months in South Africa. In 1902 he moved to Sussex, also spending time in South Africa. Kim, widely considered Kipling's best novel appeared in 1901. The story, set in India, depicted the adventures of an orphaned son of a sergeant in an Irish regiment. The children's historical work Puck of Pook's Hill appeared in 1906 and its sequel Rewards and Fairies in 1910. Soon after Kipling had received the Nobel Prize, his output of fiction and poems began to decline. His son was killed in the World War I, and in 1923 Kipling published The Irish Guards In The Great War , a history of his son's regiment. Kipling died on January 18, 1936 in London, and was buried in Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey. His autobiography, Something Of Myself, appeared posthumously in 1937.
Bio and Biblio
|Henry Herbert Knibbs 1874 - 1945|
|Jim Waring of Sonora-Town or Tang of Life
Online eText Edition in ERBzine: http://www.erbzine.com/craft/hhk.html
Songs of the Outlands: Ballads of the Hoboes and Other Verse ~ 1914 ~ Boston: Houghton Mifflin
Temescal ~ 1925 ~ NY: Grosset & Dunlap ~ Adventure in Mexico, featuring a mysterious traveler captured by bandits, and his subsequent escape to become leader of "a band of followers as brave as himself."
The Ridin' Kid from Powder River ~ 1919 ~ Illustrations by R. M. Brinkerhoff ~ 457 pages ~ (also Dell paperback 1950 ~ cover by Robert Stanley)The story of a young boy of 12 named Pete that lived off the land and did odd jobs for ranchers...At age 12 Pete was a tough boy who grew up the hard way with no parents to speak off...He was destined to become an outlaw if he did not change his ways...Then came along Pop Annersly who took the rough rider under his wing and showed the boy compassion and respect...Someone then kills Pop and Pete is determined to find Pop's Killer and kill them...
The Tonto Kid ~ 1946 ~ Bantam paperback #56 ~ 218 pages
The Proud Sheriff. with Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Sundown Slim ~ 1915 ~ Houghton Mifflin/G&D ~ Illustrations by Anton Fischer (frontiespiece is color illustration)
Songs of the Trail ~ 1920 ~ Houghton Mifflin Co (Collection of poems such as "The Valley That God Forgot."
Riders of the Stars: A Book of Western Verse, 1916 ~ Houghton Mifflin
Lost Farm Camp ~ 1912 ~ G&D ~ Frontispiece and three interior art by Harold James Cue ~ 355 pages
Overland Red: A Romance of the Moonstone Canon Trail ~ 1914 Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. Interesting: Knibbs' name is absent from the book. Illustrated by Anton Otto Fischer, including bright color frontispiece.
Partners of Dance ~ Hutchinson & Co. 1921 (A parody of Partners of Chance) ~ 286 pages
Saddle Songs ~ 1922
Gentlemen, Hush! ~ with Turbese Lumis ~ 1933 ~ Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin ~ 193 pages
|Bio from ERBzine 0950:
Henry Herbert Knibbs 1874 - 1945 was born in Clifton (Niagara Falls), Ontario, Canada to affluent American parents. His biography record at Los Angeles Library states that his ancestors were Cornish tin miners, seamen and Long Island farmers. He was encouraged to read the works of Longfellow, Lord Byron, Whittier, Tennyson, Edgar Allen Poe while developing a love for the fiddle and its music. His introduction to horses and livestock on his grandparents' farm in Pennsylvania stuck with him throughout his life. He never graduated from college but attended Woodstock College at age 14, then Bishop Ridley College for three years and studied English at Harvard. He moved to California in 1901 where he wrote his first Novel, Lost Farm Camp. Most of Knibbs' novels are set in the West and in revolutionary Mexico.
Knibbs' poetry books include,
First Poems, 1908 ~ Songs of the Outlands, Ballads of the
Hoboes and Other Verse, 1914 ~ Riders of the Stars: A Book of Western Verse,
1916 ~ Songs of the Trail, 1920 ~ Saddle Songs and Other Verse, 1922 ~
and Songs of the Lost Frontier 1930. He also authored 13 western novels
and a series of articles printed in the Saturday Evening Post, Red Cross
Magazine, Current Opinion, West, Western Stories and Adventure. Henry Herbert
Knibbs was a scholar who aspired to be a Western writer and poet. There
is no doubt that he put a great deal of research and thought into
his writing. He was not born into ranch life, but became a Western writer
through his great efforts. As a result, he left a legacy of profound cowboy
poetry for our pleasure.Knibbs spent his last few years as owner/operator
of a violin shop in Banning, California. His self-biography, A Boy I Knew
When we quit the road at night,
And the birds were folding up their music bars,
Just to smoke a little bit; rub his chin awhile, and sit,
Like a Hobo statue, looking at the stars. (Allsop, 232)
|Emilie Benson Knipe & Alden Arthur Knipe|
|A Cavalier Maid: 1919 MacMillan Co., NY ~ Illustrated by Emilie
A novel about a young woman who escapes servanthood in England to find happiness in Puritan New England.
A Maid of Old Manhattan ~ 1920 ~ Rawson, Wade Publishers
Girls of 64
Polly Trotter Patriot
The Lost Little Lady (2) ~ Century Co. 1917 ~ 410 pages
The Missing Pearls: Little Miss Fales Goes West 1911 Harper Bros
A Maid of '76: 1915 MacMillan, NY
Vive La France! in St. Nick Magazine, Volume 46, No. 12 (October 1919) ~ Illustrations by by Emilie Benson Knipe
Now and Then: 1925 New York & London Century Company ~ b&w line drawings by Emilie Benson Knipe, 150 pages
|Cleone Knox (Magdalen King-Hall) July 22, 1904 - March 1, 1971|
|The Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion in the Year 1764-1765
"as an escape from the boredom of living at a select seaside resort, the inhabitants of which seemed...to consist mainly of formidable old ladies being dragged along the 'front' in bath chairs by ancient men..." A clean, yet frank and. open, description of life in Ireland of the Eighteenth Century, of the sumptuous. luxury of France just before the Revolution, of the gaiety of Venice at carnival time, and of the social bustle of London.
|Cleone Knox's book was an immediate sensation - several critics rushed to their typewriters and declared that the newly discovered diaries of the captivating Cleone Knox rivaled Pepys. Unfortunately it was a fraud, albeit a fairly innocent one, and it turned out that Cleone Knox was merely a figment in the imagination of an equally remarkable writer - Magdalen King-Hall, who had never dreamed that her publisher would take the whole thing seriously. She was but 19 when she wrote it.|
|J. A. Knox and A. E. Sweet|
|On A Mexican Mustang, Through Texas, From The Gulf To The Rio Grande
~ S. S. Scranton & Company, Hartford, Conn. 1883. Franklin
Press: Rand Avery & Company, Boston. 672 Pages ~ 19th Century Texas
|William J. Kountz Jr.|
|Billy Baxter's Letters ~ 1899 ~ 83 pages ~ This book contains
letters written to and from Billy Baxter during the 1800s. Billy Baxter
was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where most of the letters in this book
Online eText Edition: ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext99/bbxtl10.txt
|William J. Kountz Jr. of Pittsburgh was
one of the nation's foremost humorists of the time
|William O. Krohn|
Jungles: Among the Dyak Headhunters: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill
A noted 1927 study of the Dyak People of Centra (Dutch) Borneo. A valuable account of their way of life before modern changes and developments had much impinged upon it.
|William O. Krohn was an American forensic surgeon who travelled on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Natural History.|
|The Finger Print Instructor ~ N.Y.: Scientific American, 1927
1930.12.16 - 1927 New York belonged to FM Danger
Frederick Kuhne: Late Bureau of Criminal Identification - Police Department, City of New York.
|Peter B. Kyne|
|Kindred of the Dust 1920 376 pages ~ a love story set in the
great Northwest.This book was #2 on the best seller list of the year 1920.
In 1922, this book was used as the scenario for a silent film of the same
Never the Twain Shall Meet ~ 1923 Cosmopolitan Book Co. ~ 375 pages
The Enchanted Hill 1924 Copp Clark
The Pride of Palomar 1921 G&D Illustrated by H.R. Ballinger 372 pages
"...the days of the old ranchos, the days of guitars in the moonlight, the days of beautiful Spanish women and men, gallant and brave...also it vitally has to do with the California of today, and with a California question which is so far-reaching that is affects every an, woman and child in the United States..."
Kindred of the Dust 1922
Bronco Buster (1952)
In this rodeo drama, Lund plays an old roper who takes a promising young cowboy under his wing. But when the youngster gets good, he also gets full of himself, turning his back on his mentor and trying to steal his girl. That's more than the old feller can stand, so he takes it upon himself to show the kid how it's done. The film incorporates plenty of actual rodeo footage.
Three Godfathers (1936)
Three badmen traveling across the desert after robbing the New Jerusalem bank come across a wagon in the sand. Inside, they find a dying mother (Hervey) and, by her side, a newborn baby. The mother pleads with the men to look after the child and see that it is returned safely to civilization. Reluctant at first, they eventually agree and take the baby with them. As time passes, the life of the young foundling becomes more important than the money they've stolen or even their own lives. This Western version of the Three Wise Men story was made for the screen five times.
Cornwell Connection: Cornwell's art is featured in many of the
A student of both Harvey Dunn and Frank Brangwyn, Cornwell was equally at home with illustrations and murals. Born in 1892, his cartoon is found in Caricature - The Wit and Humor of a Nation, a compilation of material from Judge, as early as 1912. In the 20's, his work could often be found in Cosmopolitan Magazine providing large, dynamic illustrations for serialized novels and later in the books into which they were compiled. Representative colour works pieces are found in The City of the Great King which, along with The Man of Galilee presented a dozen large color images each. Other minor treasures of the decade are found in the novels of Peter B. Kyne and Oliver Curwood, which contained an image or three by Cornwell from their original magazine appearances. Though often in color in Cosmo, the book versions were often shown in two- or three-color versions. By the end of the decade, he was working in all of the popular publications of the period. His work may also be found in Kyne's Never the Twain Shall Meet, The Enchanted Hill and The Pride of Palomar. Many of them were issued with color Cornwell dustjackets as well. By the 30's and 40's, Dean Cornwell was a household name. His patriotic war posters and full-page color advertisements were everywhere: Seagrams Whiskey, General Motors, and Coca Cola - to name a few. He created a series of placards commemorating great moments in medicine for Wyeth and Brother. The image at left is "Conquerors of Yellow Fever". Every drugstore in America was happy to display them in their windows, giving more visibility to Cornwell's art. Cornwell executed some wonderful murals, some of which can still be seen in the Los Angeles Library. He was a president of the Society of Illustrators from 1922-1926, a member of the Dutch Treat Club from at least 1927 to 1949, and a frequenter of "The 21 Club" in New York, for which he provided the painting at left which appears in The Iron Gate of Jack & Charles "21", the 1950 Memorial Edition. Said book also contains "Venus and the organ player - with apologies to Titian" by Cornwell. In 1947 and 1952 he returned to images of the Near East with illustrations for Lloyd Douglas' two immensely popular novels, The Robe and The Big Fisherman. Each title contained eight double-page color paintings crafted at the height of his talent. We prefer the first Houghton-Mifflin editions, personally, but even the editions from The Peoples Book Club provide striking testimony to the talent of this great artist.
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