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DANE, John Colin   Champion
Darkest Africa (Probably the Henry Stanley book)
DARSLEY: Mans Own Show - Civilization
DARWIN, Charles ~ Descent of man, to Hully from mom and pop 1929
DARWIN: Descent of Man
DAVIS, Bob: Bob Davis Recalls: Sixty (60) True Stories of Love and Laughter and Tears
DAVIS, Britton: The Truth About Geronimo
DAVIS, George Wesley    Alone ~ A Beautiful Land of Dreams (Los Angeles, Times Mirror, 1922)  166 pages ~ illustrations
DAVIS, George Wesley    Alone
DAVIS, Richard Harding   Captain Macklin
DAVIS, Richard Harding   Captain Macklin
DAVIS, Richard Harding   The Cuban and Puerto Rican Campaigns ~- Scribners - 1898. Early ERB sig - (Fort Grant Book? Danton speculation)
DAVIS, Richard Harding   The Exiles
DAVIS, Richard Harding   The Exiles (etc.)
DAVIS, Richard Harding   The Lion and the Unicorn
DAVIS, Richard Harding   The Lion and the Unicorn
DAVIS, Richard Harding   The Scarlet Car
DAVIS, Richard Harding   Soldiers of Fortune
DAVIS, Richard Harding   The West From a Car Window
DAVIS, Richard Harding    West From a Car Window
DAWSON, Charles   Success With Hogs
DAWSON, Coningsby   Old Youth
DE CHAMBRUN, Countess   Playing With Souls
DEFOE, Daniel. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With one hundred illustrations on wood by J. D. Watson. London & New York: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. Flyleaf inscription: “Edgar R. Burroughs from Colonel Hill, September 1, 1883.”
DEHAN, Richard   One Braver Thing
DE LA RAMEE, Louise   A Dog of Flanders
DELL, Ethel M.    A Man Under Authority
DELL, Ethel M.   A Man Under Authority
DELL, Ethel M.   Charles Rex
DELL, Ethel M.   Great Heart
DELL, Ethel M.   Rosa Mundi
DELL, Ethel M.   Tether Stones
DELL, Ethel M.   The Black Knight
DELL, Ethel M.   The Keeper of the Door
DELL, Ethel M.    The Knave of Diamonds
DELL, Ethel M.   The Lamp in the Desert
DELL, Ethel M.   The Obstacle Race
DELL, Ethel M.   The Odds
DELL, Ethel M.   The Passer By
DELL, Ethel M.   The Rocks of Valpre
DELL, Ethel M.   The Safety Curtain
DELL, Ethel M.   The Swindler
DELL, Ethel M.   The Tidal Wave
DELL, Ethel M.   The Top of the World
DELL, Ethel M.   The Unknown Quantity
DENESEN: Writers' Tales
DERIEUX, Samuel A.   Frank of Freedom Hill
DE ROHME?, Roy ~ Numa Pompilius 1858 Paris, Very old book.
DE SOUZA, Baretto: Elementary Equitation
DICKENS, Charles: Charles Dickens Set (8 volumes)
DICKSON: The Black Wolf's Breed
DICKSON, Harris   The Black Wolf's Breed
DICTIONARY: Author's Dictionary Latin-Eng & Eng-Latin
DICTIONARY: English Russian Dictionary
DICTIONARY Websters   Insc. Los Angeles ~ October 19, 1916
DIXON: From Melbourne to Moscow
DIXON: The Influence of Racing
DIXON: Radio Writing
DIXON JR, Thomas   The Traitor
DOLE, Helen B.   Rudolph Baumbachs Tales
DORRANCE, Ethel and James  Glory Rides the Range
DOUGHTY, Charles Montagu: Travels in Arabia Deserta (2 volumes)
DRAGO, Harry Sinclair   Susanna
DRAGO, Harry Sinclair   Suzanna
DRANT, R. Palasco . Hell Up to Date; The Reckless Journey of R. Palasco Drant, Newspaper Correspondent, Through the Infernal Regions, as Reported by Himself. With Illustrations by Art Young. Chicago: Schulte Publishing Company, 1892. (Illustrations highly reminiscent of ERB’s own editorial cartoons.)
DRESBACH, Glenn Ward   The Road to Everywhere
DRESBACH: The Road to Everywhere
DU CHAILLU, Paul: Lost in the Jungle ~ 1874
DUNCAN, Norman   Billy Topsail and Company
DYOTT: Silent Highways of the Jungle
DYER, Ruth O.   The Sleepy Time Story Book

John Colin Dane
Champion ~ 1907 ~ NY: G.W. Dillingham Co ~ Illustrations by W.E.Webster
This is the story of Champion, a car, told in the cars own words.

Man's Own Show - Civilization
Charles Darwin  1809 -1882
Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex ~ 1874 ~ 2nd Edition, Century Series, American Publishers Corporation  ~ Inscription: to Hully from mom and pop 1929
Online eText Edition:
Alternate Edition:
Ed's notation: "E. R. Burroughs Jan '99" appears on the flyleaf.
Beneath the notation is a pencil drawling by Ed of a large monkey or ape in a typical position, somewhat crouching, knuckles resting on the ground. On the right of the drawing he had written "Grandpa" 

It was more than a decade after the Origin that Darwin at last took up the application of natural selection to the emergence of the human species. While some sections simply deal with parallels between man and animals, Darwin also had the benefit of the debates that already under way, and he included discussions of how his theory of natural selection would deal with such marks of humanity as mankind's linguistic, mental, aesthetic and moral capacities.

The Voyage of the Beagle
The Origin of Species - 6th Edition

1882 and 1883, published by original publisher D. Appleton, this is a pair of Charles Darwin classics, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life (1883) and The Descent of man and Selection in Relation to Sex (1882)
Down HouseDarwin Study
The Beagle

Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. He was the fifth child and second son of Robert Waring Darwin and Susannah Wedgwood. Darwin was the British naturalist who became famous for his theories of evolution and natural selection. Like several scientists before him, Darwin believed all the life on earth evolved (developed gradually) over millions of years from a few common ancestors. From 1831 to 1836 Darwin served as naturalist aboard the H.M.S. Beagle on a British science expedition around the world. In South America Darwin found fossils of extinct animals that were similar to modern species. On the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean he noticed many variations among plants and animals of the same general type as those in South America. The expedition visited places around the world, and Darwin studied plants and animals everywhere he went, collecting specimens for further study. Upon his return to London Darwin conducted thorough research of his notes and specimens. Out of this study grew several related theories: one, evolution did occur; two, evolutionary change was gradual, requiring thousands to millions of years; three, the primary mechanism for evolution was a process called natural selection; and four, the millions of species alive today arose from a single original life form through a branching process called "specialization." Darwin's theory of evolutionary selection holds that variation within species occurs randomly and that the survival or extinction of each organism is determined by that organism's ability to adapt to its environment. He set these theories forth in his book called, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" (1859) or "The Origin of Species" for short. After publication of Origin of Species, Darwin continued to write on botany, geology, and zoology until his death in 1882. He is buried in Westminster Abbey. Darwin's work had a tremendous impact on religious thought. Many people strongly opposed the idea of evolution because it conflicted with their religious convictions. Darwin avoided talking about the theological and sociological aspects of his work, but other writers used his theories to support their own theories about society. Darwin was a reserved, thorough, hard working scholar who concerned himself with the feelings and emotions not only of his family, but friends and peers as well. It has been supposed that Darwin renounced evolution on his deathbed. Shortly after his death, temperance campaigner and evangelist Lady Elizabeth Hope claimed she visited Darwin at his deathbed, and witnessed the renunciation. Her story was printed in a Boston newspaper and subsequently spread. Lady Hope's story was refuted by Darwin's daughter Henrietta who stated, "I was present at his deathbed ... He never recanted any of his scientific views, either then or earlier."
Darwin's Religious Beliefs
Darwin Obituary
Darwin's Obituary

Bob Davis (1869-1942) 
Bob Davis Recalls: Sixty (60) True Stories of Love and Laughter and Tears ~ NY: Appleton 1927 ~ 314 pp.

There is a First Edition, first printing on the market, inscribed and signed by the author to Zane Grey on the front free endpaper: "To Zane Grey whose books so interest him that he never reads mine. With all my heart, Bob Davis, 1927". Davis was one of Zane Grey's fishing buddies and mentor. 

Bob Davis was the long-time editor at Munsey magazine, promoting and publishing new writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs.
ERBzine Refs:
Bob Davis Interview ~ ERBzine 3365
A 1917 ERB inscription ERBzine 0980 in his The Son of Tarzan to Bob Davis: "To my good friend Bob Davis, godfather of the Son of Tarzan, who is largely to blame for this story. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Oak Park Sept 17 1917"
 and again, beneath it: "To Robert H. Davis, Esq. New York City." 

Bob Davis Travels CANADA 1938 Photo AD

Britton Davis 
The Truth About Geronimo ~ 1929 ~ New Haven: Yale University Press ~ 253 pp. Edited with an introduction, by M.M.Quaife, fully illustrated, with bl/white photos. A touching account of the last battles between the Indians and the intruding troops.
Online eText Edition:
University of Nebraska reprint edition
Foreword by Robert M. Utley
General George Crook believed that it took an Indian to catch an Indian, and when possible he conducted his campaigns on this principle. Although few of his fellow officers repudiated the regulars so fully, Indian auxiliaries played an increasingly important role in the frontier warfare of the 1880s. For a time in the 90s, the Crook doctrine attained its fullest expression, with the incorporation of one Indian company into each regiment of cavalry and infantry. Much more than the regulars, these native soldiers demanded the highest type of leadership, and commanders usually assigned their most promising young lieutenants to the scout units. In this manner, there emerged in the Army a small corps of able officers whose specialty was the management of Indians. It was a specialty that few whites possessed, and it qualified the scout leaders as experts on the "Indian problem" that so vexed nineteenth-century America. The roll of scout commanders bore names that figure prominently in the annals of the Indian-fighting Army--Ezra P. Ewers, Hugh L. Scott, Homer W. Wheeler, Edward W. Casey, Emmet Crawford, Charles B. Gatewood, and the author of the following narrative, Britton Davis. 

Many actors in the drama of Indian warfare wrote accounts of their experiences, but the observations of men like Britton Davis cast a much brighter illumination on the essential nature of the drama than those of an ordinary troop commander. Living with their native charges in the intimacy of camp and field, the scout officers acquired a knowledge, an understanding, and a sympathy for the American Indian that few others could match. Equipped with an insight into the workings of the Indian mind as well as the military mind, those who set their experiences to paper achieved a degree of perception rare in contemporary accounts of the conflict. 

Amazon Books Review: "The truth about Geronimo" is Britton Davis' 1929 version of the campaign against the Apaches during the 1880ies. Actually I read "In the days of Victorio" by Eve Ball before Davis' book, and together they seem to form two halves of what might be regarded as a complete version of what actually happened during the last period of free native Americans.

Davis' book is a recollection of the story based on his personal notes, quotes of fellow officers and official journals and letters that crossed his path during his years in the service. It's chronologically story describing the period between 1881 and 1886 - "the Geronimo Campaign". The book is written solemnly from Davis' point of view, and he doesn't attempt to hide it. Also Davis condemns most of the romantic stories made up by so-called scouts and soldiers at the front that described the Apaches as nothing more than blood-thirsty animals.

Davis was highly respected by the Apaches, and this book shows why. He treated the Indians fair and looked upon them as human beings. This overshadowed his inability to fully understand the Apache way of living and their social life. Still he was probably one of the white people that best understood the situation the Apaches were in, and the Apaches on the other hand accepted his limits and recognised his honest behaviour. Davis claims much of the unrest in the camps was due to alcohol (tizwin) and his efforts to prohibit the drinking was not well met by the Indians, earning him the name "fat boy" in an argument with Nana (as documented by Ball). Davis recollects the nickname as "stout chief" in his version of the incident, perhaps due to a slightly weighted translation by his scouts.

Although Davis understood the difficult situation of his Indian scouts, he never came to terms with the Apaches suspiciousness towards Micky Free and Chato. The latter was challenging for Chief, but was surpassed by Kaytennae. When Chato joined the scouts he was very much disliked by his own people, who also came to blame him for the arrest and imprisonment of Kaytennae in 1884. Davis trusted his scouts almost blindly, while the Apaches could not understand how he managed not to see through their treachery.

There are some quite interesting and funny stories buried in this book. Davis was quite fond of food and his meals often included bacon and eggs, turkey and (more untraditionally) frogs. At one point he made a contract with two small Indian boys to capture as many (big) frogs as possible for 5c apiece. He quickly had to reconsider when the boys returned a few hours later with a supply of frogs that would last for weeks, and almost emptied his treasury.

Davis' book is a good read, and is probably the most honest description of what happened, from a white mans point of view. You will not get the complete insight and details of the horrors and suffering the Apaches went through. The heart-breaking stories of punishment and death that followed the bloody trail of the Indian wars can only be told by an Indian. That you will find "in the days of Victorio". 

George Wesley Davis
Alone: A Beautiful Land of Dreams (Los Angeles, Times Mirror, 1922)  166 pages ~ illustrations

Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)
Captain MacklinHis Memoirs ~ 1920 ~ Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt ~ The memoirs of Captain Macklin, United Stated Military Academy, West Point.  (There was an earlier edition: 1902 NY: Charles Scribner's Sons Illustrations by Walter Appleton Clark.329 pages. 7 illustrations.) 
Film: Captian Macklin was made into a movie in 1915. It was a silent movie starring Jack Conway, Lillian Gish, Spottiswoode Aitken, W.E. Lowery (William Lowery), Dark Cloud, Wallace Reid, Erich von Stroheim. Directed by John B. O’Brien.
The Cuban and Puerto Rican Campaigns - 1898 Scribners
Inscribed with an early ERB signature - (Fort Grant Book? Danton speculation)
An Essay based on info from the book
Soldiers of Fortune 1897 Charles Scribner's Sons or Grossett & Dunlap, Photo Play edition
The Exiles ~ 1894 ~ Harpers ~ Seven different short stories of 19th century life. One of the stories is about New York City---with Tammany Hall and the Irish. 
The Lion and the Unicorn
The Scarlet Car~ 1918 ~ Scribners ~ 401 pages
The Truth About Geronimo
The West From a Car Window ~ 1892: Harper & Brothers,  Many illustrations by Frederic Remington. 243 pages. 51 illustrations. (The "car" mentioned in the title is a train car not an automobile.)

Gutenberg Editions of Richard Harding Davis Titles
Real Soldiers of Fortune: P. F. Collier & Son 1906
A look at the military careers of H. R. D. MacIver, James Harden-Hickey, Winston Churchill, Philo Mc Giffin, William Walker and F. R. Burnham.

The Scarlet Car

The King's Jackal: 1893    6 plates by Charles Dana Gibson

Richard Harding Davis was one of the most active and influential journalists during the Spanish-American War. Born in 1864, Davis entered the newspaper business soon after his studies at Lehigh and Johns Hopkins University. As a reporter for The Sun and managing editor for Harper's Weekly, Richard Harding Davis had become a well known writer by the 1890s. In 1896, William Randolph Hearst, owner and editor of the New York Journal, commissioned Davis and noted illustrator Frederick Remington to cover the Cuban rebellion against Spanish rule. In Cuba, Davis wrote several articles that sparked U.S. interest in the struggles of the Cuban people. Two stories in particular captured the public's attention. The first, "The death of Rodriguez," described the execution of a young Cuban prisoner. The second concerned a strip search of a young Cuban woman. Davis was outraged when Hearst printed that the search had been conducted by male guards (Davis reported that the search had been done by females). After this episode, Davis resigned and refused to work for Hearst again. During 1898, Richard Harding Davis reported for the New York Herald, Times of London, and Scribner's Magazine.While aboard the U.S. Navy flagship New York, Davis witnessed the bombing of Mantanzas, giving Joseph Pulitzer's New York Herald an early "scoop" of the war. As a result of Davis' report, the United States Navy prohibited  reporters from being aboard any U.S. ships for the rest of the Cuban conflict. In 1898, Richard Harding Davis spent time with other correspondents and military officers at the Tampa Bay Hotel, and then went on to see action in the Santiago campaign. A personal favorite of Teddy Roosevelt, Davis helped create the legend surrounding Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. Often perceived by other journalists and historians as naïve and sensationalist, Richard Harding Davis had a romantic style that was popular during the 1890s. Richard Harding Davis is considered one of the most influential  reporters of the "yellow journalist" era.

Richard Harding Davis was one of the most active and influential journalists during the Spanish-American War. Born in 1864, Davis entered the newspaper business soon after his studies at Lehigh and Johns Hopkins University.  As a reporter for The Sun and managing editor for Harper's Weekly, Richard Harding Davis had become a well known writer by the 1890s. In 1896, William Randolph Hearst, owner and editor of the New York Journal, commissioned Davis and noted illustrator Frederick Remington to cover the Cuban rebellion against Spanish rule.  A personal favorite of Teddy Roosevelt, Davis helped create the legend surrounding Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. Often perceived by other journalists and historians as naive and sensationalist, Richard Harding Davis had a romantic style that was popular during the 1890s. Richard Harding Davis is considered one of the most influential reporters of the "yellow journalist" era.

"Richard Harding Davis was the "beau ideal of jeunesse doree." a sophisticated heart of gold. He was...(the) college boy's own age, but already an editior--already publishing books! His stalwart good looks were as familiar to us as were those of our own football captain; we knew his face as we knew the face of the President of the United States, but we infinitely preferred Davis's. When the Waldorf was wondrously completed, and we cut an exam...for an excursion to see the world at lunch in its new magnificence, and Richard Harding Davis came into the Palm Room--then, oh, then, our day was radiant!...Of all the great people of every continent, this was the one we most desired to see...Youth called to youth; all ages read him, but the young men and women have turned to him ever since his precocious fame made him their idol...He bade them see that pain is negligible, that fear is a joke, and that the world is poignantly interesting, joyously lovable."---Booth Tarkington, 1916

Newspaper clipping (no date) says Gen. Lee Christmas Loses Last Battle with a picture of Gen. Lee Christmas. Above this says Was Hero of Davis's "Soldiers of Fortune". Says he was born in 1863 son of Winfield Scott Christmas, who fought under Gen. Scott at the battle of Chapuitepee in the Mexican war. Also says Christmas was the original of the character, Clay, hero of Richard Harding Davis's novel, Soldiers of Fortune", and he and the novelist were fast friends. His health broke down early in 1923 as a result of the years spent in the tropical jungles

Charles Dawson
Success With Hogs
Probably not the same Dawson
Evolutionary Fraud: (The same Charles Dawson?) "On December 18, 1912, Arthur Smith Woodward and Charles Dawson announced to a great and expectant scientific audience the epoch-making discovery of a remote ancestral form of a man--The Dawn Man or the Piltdown man" (p. 1).  The discovery was hailed in the press and in the scientific community as "a veritable confirmation of evolutionary theory."  The fossil was promptly named Eanthropus dawsoni in honor of the discoverer (p. 5).  Sir Arthur Keith, a distinguished anthropologist and paleontologist, sang the praises of the Piltdown discovery.  "That we should discover such a race, as Piltdown, sooner or later, has been an article of faith in the anthropologist's creed" (p. 6).  I hope you took note of the expression, "an article of faith in the anthropologist's creed."  Does that give you some insight into how badly evolutionists wanted to find some confirmation of their faith in evolution?  Does it tell you why a scientist might fudge just a little on his search for the missing link?W. J. Sollas expressed the excitement of the scientific community when he wrote: "In Eanthropus dawsoni we seem to have realized a creature which has already attained human intelligence but had not yet wholly lost its ancestral jaw and fighting teeth" (p. 6).  There is an enormous amount of material in Dr. Weiner's book which allows us to see how men who are determined to prove their evolutionary views will go to great lengths to alter and then to hide what they have done from those who have a right to know.  But to make a long and discouraging journey short, let me say bluntly and very correctly: The Piltdown man was a deliberate hoax.  The only question which may never be answered completely is who the culprits were.  We know Charles Dawson, the discoverer of the fossil, was involved.  But who were his co-conspirators?  No reputable scientist has implicated Smith Woodward, but many scientists believe that a Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, worked with Charles Dawson in deceiving the public and a substantial number of scientists.  Teilhard de Chardin was a staunch evolutionist who was determined to prove the theory of evolution at all costs.  The deception was discovered, but not all the deceivers were identified.Dr. Weiner says that the "creation of the composite ape-man, the Piltdown, was evidently an elaborate affair; much thought and work had gone into the preparation of the fraudulent jaw and in the provision of the other items of deception" (p. 53).  He says "the objective evidence for the deception was overwhelming…The Piltdown 'men' were forgeries, the tools were falsifications, and the animal remains were planted" (p. 78).  Can honorable men being involved in such deliberate hoaxes--whether scientific or theological? Dr. Weiner is a committed evolutionist and thinks the so-called "missing links" of which Charles Darwin spoke are no longer missing.  He concludes his book with this observation: "Though today we are still far from an understanding of the many matters concerning men's origins, we are in no doubt about the reality of the transformation which has brought Man from a simian status to his sapiens form and capability" (p. 205).  In other words, there is no doubt about our development from monkeys or simians to our current status as human beings.  But is Dr. Weiner right?  Are there no doubts about our evolutionary development? Everyone who believes the Bible to be the word of God denies what Dr. Weiner affirmed.  We know by divine revelation that God almighty created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1).  We know evolution did not occur.  It is absolutely unthinkable that all the rich variety of our world could have evolved from one cell and that by chance.  I am in agreement with the title of R. C. Sproul's book, Not a Chance.  We are not here by accident; we are here by the creative act of our heavenly Father.  You can place your complete confidence in that truth.
Charles Dawson (July 11, 1864 – August 10, 1916) was an amateur British archaeologist who is credited and blamed with discoveries that turned out to be imaginative frauds, including that of the Piltdown Man (Eoanthropus dawsoni), which he presented in 1912. Dawson was often present at finds in the archaeological digs, or was the finder himself.

Born the youngest of three sons, Dawson's family moved to Hastings, Sussex, when he was still very young. Charles initially studied as a lawyer following his father and pursued a hobby of collecting and studying fossils. He initially made a number of seemingly important fossil finds. Amongst these were teeth from a previously unknown species of mammal, later named Plagiaulax dawsoni in his honour, three new species of dinosaur, one later named Iguanodon dawsoni, and a new form of fossil plant, Salaginella dawsoni. The British Museum conferred upon him the title of Honorary Collector. For these important finds he was elected a fellow of the Geological Society and a few years later after another find, to the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1895. Dawson died prematurely from septicaemia 1916.
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