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Coningsby Dawson
Old Youth 


"Carry On"Letters in War Time (World War I), by Coningsby Dawson-Canadian Field Artillery ~ Grosset & Dunlap, 1917.
The Little House ~ 1920. ~ Full page black and white illustrations. ~ 127 pages  The story  is unusual, as it is the London house in Hyde park that tells the story It takes place at Christmastime.
The Glory of the Trenches ~ 1918 ~ NY: G & D ~ with an intro by his father W.J. Dawson. 
The Raft ~ 1914: Henry Holt and Company, New York. 460 pages ~  illustrated by Orson Lowell,
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eTexts at Project Gutenberg

The Glory of the Trenches
We were too proud to live for years
When our poor death could dry the tears
Of little children yet unborn.
It scarcely mattered that at morn,
When manhood's hope was at its height,
We stopped a bullet in mid-flight.
It did not trouble us to lie
Forgotten 'neath the forgetting sky.
So long Sleep was our only cure
That when Death piped of rest made sure,
We cast our fleshly crutches down,
Laughing like boys in Hamelin Town.
And this we did while loving life,
Yet loving more than home or wife
The kindness of a world set free
For countless children yet to be. 
The Lads Away
All the lads have gone out to lay
At being soldiers, far away;
They won't be back for many a day,
And some won't be back any morning. 

All the lassies who laughing were
When hearts were light and lads were here,
Go sad-eyed, wandering hither and there--
They pray and they watch for the morning. 

Every house has its vacant bed
And every night, when sounds are dead,
Some woman yearns for the pillowed head
Of him who marched out in the morning. 

Of all the lads who've gone out to play
There's some'll return and some who'll stay;
There's some will be back 'most any day--
But some won't wake up in the morning. 

Coningsby Dawson was a Lieutenant in the Canadian Field Artillery in World War I. Much of his writing told the stories of his comrades in the trenches of WWI.
Countess De Chambrun (Clara Longworth)
Playing With Souls - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922 ~ Dark blue hardcover book with imprinted title and author on the front and gold lettering on the spine.
This early 20th century novel has many twists and turns and was made into a silent film drama in 1925 starring famous actors of the time. 

FILM: Playing with Souls (1925) American ~ B&W : Six reels / 5831 feet ~ Directed by Ralph Ince
Cast: Jacqueline Logan [Bricotte], Mary Astor [Margo], Belle Bennett [Amy Dale], Clive Brook [Matthew Dale Sr.], William 'Buster' Collier Jr. (William Collier Jr.) [Matthew Dale Jr.], Jessie Arnold [Louise], Don Marion [Matthew Dale Jr. at age 13], Helen Hoge [Matthew Dale Jr. at age 4], Josef Swickard [Monsieur Jomier], Charles Hill Mailes
Thomas H. Ince Productions, Incorporated production; distributed by Associated First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by [?] C. Gardner Sullivan?, from a story by Countess De Chambrun. Cinematography by Hal Mohr. / Released May 3, 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. 
Clara Eleanor Longworth de Chambrun, Comtesse de Chambrun (October 18, 1873 – May 1955) was an American patron of the arts and scholar of Shakespeare. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Nicholas Longworth and Susan Walker, Clara belonged to a wealthy family that was involved in Ohio politics. Her father was an Ohio State Supreme Court judge, and her brother (also named Nicholas Longworth) was a congressman from Ohio for three decades, eventually becoming Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1925 to 1931.

Her brother Nicholas married Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Clara was reputed to dislike Alice. Clara was friends with Josephine Crane, the second wife of Winthrop M. Crane, governor of Massachusetts.

Daniel Defoe 1660-1731
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.”
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N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from a later edition:
My Father, a wise and grave Man, gave me serious excellent  Counsel against what he foresaw was my Design.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) was born in London, the son of a butcher and candlestick merchant. Initially he became a businessman but eventually went he turned to writing. Some scholars have attributed at least 570 works to him, though more recently other scholars have reexamined this and removed many of the works from the list, saying these attributions were based solely on very weak internal evidence. Still, Defoe was a very prolific writer. Much of his work was political and satirical, and one of his pamphlets even landed him in prison for three months. For twenty-five years he earned his income primarily from writing for newspapers and he even published his own periodical single-handedly for nine years. His first love was politics and he was very involved with the different political parties, for a while writing for one while he was actually a secret agent for the other. For the last twelve years of his life he focused on writing books and he is now primarily remembered as a novelist. His best known novels are Moll Flanders (1721) and Robinson Crusoe (1719). Some claim he's also the author of A General History of the Robberies and Murder of the Most Notorious Pyrates, but this is still hotly debated. 
Richard Dehan (Pseud. of Clothilde Graves)  1863-1932
One Braver Thing  1910  Duffield,  610 pages

The Dop Doctor (1910) 1912  William Heinemann
Lady Clanbevan's Baby  1915
Dehan, Richard : Dead Pearls : a Novel of the Great Wide West    1932 John Long
Sheet Music: The Boys in Brown: A Patriotic Recruiting Song: by: Richard Dehan and Harry P Bartlett" 1914

Richard Dehan is the pseudonym of a female writer from Ireland, Clotilde Mary Graves, who published several novels in the early twentieth century, was best known for her "humorous novels and stories of witchcraft and pagan religions."
Louise De La Ramee  1839-1908
A Dog of Flanders ~ 1st. 1872 ~ London: Chapman and Hall / 1925 MacMillan Co. ~ Illustrations by Gustav Tenggren  / 1928 ~ Illustrations by Joh Fitz, Jr.~ Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. ~ 293 pages / GUSTAV TENGGREN 
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MacMillan Co.Winston Co.Illustrations by Joh Fitz, JrIllustrations by Joh Fitz, Jr
Louise de la Ramée (d lä rm´) (KEY) , 1839–1908, English novelist. Pseudonym Ouida ~ She was a prolific writer of flamboyant, romantic tales, the best of which are Under Two Flags (1867), Moths (1880), and In Maremma (1882). Her stories for children include Two Little Wooden Shoes (1874), Bimbi (1882), and the well-known Dog of Flanders (1872). 
Ethel M. Dell (1881 - 1939) 
A Man Under Authority (2)
Charles Rex
Great Heart
Rosa Mundi
Tether Stones
The Black Knight
The Keeper of the Door ~ New York: A. L. Burt 1915 PAGES: 590 plus advertising of other books ~ No Illos
DESCRIPTION:  Chapter One : " Then he's such a prig !" said Olga. " You should never use a word you can't define," observed Nick, from the depths of the hammock in which his meagre person reposed at length.
The Knave of Diamonds
With frontispiece in colors.  A.L. Burt   Company, Publishers, New York, by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons.  Copyright, 1912 by G.P. Putnam's Sons.
The Lamp in the Desert Grosset & Dunlap New York 1919
The scene of this story is India and tells of the lamp of love that continues to shine through all sorts of tribulations to final happiness. On the bestseller list in 1920. Cover and frontispiece by DC Hutchinson
The Obstacle Race 1921 Putnams ~ eText at:
The Odds
The Passer By
The Rocks of Valpre
The Safety Curtain
The Swindler
The Tidal Wave
The Top of the World
The Unknown Quantity

OTHER: Bars of Iron: Knickerbocker Press 1916 ~ eText at:
Ethel M. Dell (1881 - 1939) was an English Romantic Novelist whose real name was Ethel Mary Savage

DENESEN: Writers' Tales
Samuel A. Derieux 1881 - 1922
Frank of Freedom Hill  ~ Doubleday, Page & Co. - 1922 

      I.  The Destiny of Dan VI
     II.  Paradise Regained
    III.  The Bolter
     IV.  Old Frank Sees It Through
      V.  An Act of God
     VI.  Comet
    VII.  The Crisis in 25
   VIII.  The Trial in Tom Belcher's Store
     IX.  The Pursuit
      X.  The Little Boy in the Blackberry Patch
     XI.  Blood Money
    XII.  The Call of Home
Animal Personalities 1923/1927 ~ Doubleday, Page & Co ~ 298 pages
 A charming book where animals, wild or domestic, have a voice. Sadly, Samuel A. Derieux died before the publication of this, his second book. Animals have personalities, just like us, some a little more complex than others. Mr. Derieux, a poet, painter, hunter and author, tells their stories and compares their personalities to each other.
A Boy and His Dog: Film Adaptation 1946
Her Sammy (1916)
The Magnet (1916)
The Destiny of Dan VI (1917)
The Trial in Tom Belcher's Store (1918)
Comet (1921)
The Sixth Shot (1922) 

Roy De Rohme
Numa Pompilius (legendary, died 7th century B.C.E.)  By Plutarch ~ Written 75 A.C.E. ~ 1858 Paris, Very old book 
Later edition translated by John Dryden
Numa Pompilius Establishing Worship of the Vestals
Numa Pompilius: (n´m pmpl´s) (KEY) , legendary king of Rome, successor to Romulus. His consort, the nymph Egeria, was said to have aided him in his rule. The origin of Roman ceremonial law and religious rites was ascribed to him. Among other achievements, he was supposedly responsible for the pontifices, flamens (sacred priests), vestal virgins, worship of Terminus (the god of landmarks), the building of the temple of Janus, and the reorganization of the calendar into days for business and holidays. 

Baretto De Souza
Elementary Equitation ~ 1922 ~ NY: E. P. Dutton
Principles of Equitation ~ 1922 ~ NY: E. P. Dutton ~ An enlarged and revised edition of Elementary Equitation ~ Photocopy of sidesaddle portion ~ 23 pages
Advanced Equitation ~ 1930 ~ NY: E. P. Dutton
Horseback Riding Made Easy ~ 1935 ~ NY: E. P. Dutton ~ Illustrated by Jean Sage ~ 120 pages ~ Chapters on Preparation for Mounting - Equipment; Mounting and Dismounting; Elementary Rein Technique; Elementary leg Technique; Elementary Harmonization of Aids; Leg-Exercises without Stirrups; Improvement of Hand Technique; Cantering; Backing; Posting; Random Suggestions. Concise and clear guide written by a respected instructor

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Set (8 volumes) ~ possibly Harpers 1876

Online eText Editions of Dickens' Works

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is considered to be one of the greatest English novelists of the Victorian period. Dickens's works are characterized by attacks on social evils, injustice, and hypocrisy. Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. In 1814 Dickens moved to London, and then to Chatham, where he received some education. He worked in a blacking factory, Hungerford Market, London, while his family was in Marshalea debtor's prison in 1824). In 1824-27 Dickens studied at Wellington House Academy, London, and at Mr. Dawson's school in 1827. From 1827 to 1828 he was a law office clerk, and then worked as a shorthand reporter at Doctor's Commons. 

He wrote for True Son (1830-32), Mirror of Parliament (1832-34) and the Morning Chronicle (1834-36). He was in the 1830s a contributor to the Monthly Magazine, and The Evening Chronicle and edited Bentley's Miscellany. In the 1840s Dickens founded Master Humphry's Clock and edited the London Daily News. Dickens's career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays appeared in periodicals. His Sketches By Boz and The Pickwick Papers were published in 1836.In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The Pickwick Papers were stories about a group of rather odd individuals and their travels to Ipswich, Rochester, Bath and elsewhere. Dickens's novels first appeared in monthly installments, including Oliver Twist (1837-39), which depicts the London underworld and hard years of the foundling Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickelby (1838-39), a tale of young Nickleby's struggles to seek his fortune, and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41).

Among his later works are David Copperfield (1849-50), where Dickens used his own personal experiences of work in a factory, Bleak House (1852-53), A Tale Of Two Cities (1859), set in the years of the French Revolution and Great Expectations (1860-61)From the 1840s Dickens spent much time traveling and campaigning against many of the social evils of his time. In addition he gave talks and reading, wrote pamphlets, plays, and letters. In the 1850s Dickens was founding editor of Household Words and its successor All the Year Round (1859-70). In 1844-45 he lived in Italy, Switzerland and Paris. He gave lecturing tours in Britain and the United States in 1858-68. From 1860 Dickens lived at Gadshill Place, near Rochester, Kent. He died at Gadshill on June 9, 1870. The unfinished mystery novel The Mystery Of Edwin Drood was published in 1870. 

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Harris Dickson

The Black Wolf's Breed  1899  Illustrated by C.M. Relyea Indianapolis   Bowen-Merrill  Co
"The Black Wolf's Breed" of France in the Old World and the New, happening in the Reign of Louis XIV (see photo).  This book is written to the memory of Bienville, the Soldier-Governor of Louisiana out of whose mighty province has grown nearly one-half of the World's Greatest  Republic.

DICTIONARY: Author's Dictionary Latin-Eng & Eng-Latin
DICTIONARY: English Russian Dictionary

Webster's: Dictionary ~ Insc. Los Angeles ~ October 19, 1916

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