|Travels and Settlements
of Early Man: A Study of the Origins of Human Progress
~ Ernest Benn 1929
MB. FOSTER has worked over the data of palaeontology and prehistoric archaeology in their bearing upon the distribution of man with considerable ingenuity, and still greater enthusiasm, which have involved him in frequent departures from the orthodox view. He is both stimulating and provocative. He is an ardent supporter of what he calls the Anatolian strain, that is, a race originating in the Anatolian plateau of what is more usually called the Armenoid type, as a factor in the development of civilisation. He has allowed full play to his theory when working out racial strains in the culture of the Pacific. Although it cannot be said that this is entirely assumption, the evidence is a very slender support for so elaborate a superstructure. His view of the origin and growth of American culture depends upon the acceptance of the Calaveras and New Jersey skulls-which are more than doubtful and the Central and South American early civilisations seem to be left hanging in the air.
|Modern English Usage
Physiology (Phrenology & Physiology?) ~ 1846 ~ 108 pages
|The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1897)
This book gained Anatole France the coveted award of the French Academy;
Little Sea Dogs and Other Tales of Childhood: 1925 ~ translatted by Alfred Alinson and J. Lewis May; Marcia Lane Foster ~ John Lane the Bodley Head ~ 149 pages
Penguin Island: 1909 Sun Dial Press ~ Illustrated by Frank Pape (1878-1972) with satirical erotic illustrations.
At the Sign of the Reine Pedauque: 1922 ~ with illustrations by Frank Pape.~ Bodley Head
Revolt of the Angels: 1924 Translated by Wilfrid Jackson Illustrations by Frank C. Pape Illustrated
The book tells the story of an archbishop's guardian angel who starts reading the bishop's books on Theology and becomes an atheist. The angel moves to Paris, meets a woman, has his wings fall off & takes up the harp to make a living, since he can't handle harmony. Then he meets the Devil. This is a very funny book, by the world's greatest ironist. A wonderful read for those who smile at people who pray on TV while squinting. Elegant prose even in English, better in French; a quintessential skeptic at his best.
|Anatole France, 1844-1924, French writer. He was probably the most prominent French man of letters of his time. Among his best-remembered works is L'Île des pingouins (1908, tr. Penguin Island, 1909), an allegorical novel satirizing French history. His early fiction was characterized by a somewhat sentimental charm—e.g., Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881, tr. 1906), his first successful novel, and Le Livre de mon ami (1885, tr. My Friend's Book, 1913), the first of a series of autobiographical novels. Half his work appeared in periodicals and newspapers. After the Dreyfus Affair (in which he supported Zola) his work was slanted more to political satire. The elegance and subtle irony of his style are displayed in Thaïs (1890, tr. 1909), Le Lys rouge (1894, tr. The Red Lily, 1908), Les Dieux ont soif (1912, tr. The Gods Are Athirst, 1913), and La Révolte des anges (1914, tr. The Revolt of the Angels, 1914). His liaison with Mme de Caillavet, lasting 27 years, had a profound influence on his work; she spurred his ambition and saved him from material concern. In 1896 he was elected to the French Academy, and he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature.|
|John Francis Jr.|
|The Triumph of Virginia Dale ~ The Page Company 1921|
|Harry A. Franck|
|Roving Through Southern China ~ 1925 ~ The Century Company
Wandering in Northern China ~ 1923 ~ The Century Company
A. Franck, author of "A Vagabond Journey Around the World" and many
other famous books of travel, was born in Munger, Bay County, Michigan,
in June, 1881. He attended the little country school house, of which period
in his life he said he remembered more of the personality of his teachers
than of any book knowledge he acquired. This early interest in humans foretold,
perhaps, the character of this remarkable man, who took so great an interest
in his fellows that he spent most of the adult years of his life vagabonding
about in foreign lands as well as in his native country. By the time he
died in 1962, Mr. Franck had published almost 30 travel books. He was one
of the foremost travel writers of the first half of the twentieth century.
His first book, published in 1910, was A Vagabond Joumey Around the
World. More books followed; his last published book (Rediscovering
South America) came out in 1943. For a complete list of books published
during his lifetime, see http://www.harryafranck.com/books.htm
Harry A. Franck: A Brief Biography by Katharine Franck Huettner, daughter
|Lena M. Franck|
|Working My Way Around the World ~ (1920, D. Appleton-The Century
"This is an abridgement of one of the most famous travel books of the last quarter century--Harry A. Franck's "A Vagabond Journey Around the World." The compiler has lifted from the original the most significant passages, retaining the style of the author, rewriting only enough of the other material to maintain the continuity of the narrative."
|Lena M. Franck is a sister to Harry Franck|
|Chelsea Curtis Fraser|
|Work-A-Day Heroes ~ 1921 ~ NY: Thomas Y. Crowell
|Austin Freeman aka Clifford Ashdown (1862 - 1943)|
|The D'Arbley Mystery 1926
Austin Freeman was born on April 11, 1862, in London, England and died
September 28 (or 30), 1943, in Gravesend, Kent, England. A physician, educator,
and author, Freeman began his medical training at Middlesex Hospital at
the age of eighteen. He joined a medical expedition to Ashanti and Bontuku
in 1889, in which he served as physician, navigator and naturalist. Nine
years later he published his expedition experiences in Travels and Life
in Ashanti and Jaman (1898). Freeman created for his mystery novels Dr.
John Evelyn Thorndyke, a character whose work epitomized the use of scientific
methods to solve crimes. Thorndyke was introduced in The Red Thumb Mark
(1907). Freeman's scientific knowledge was reflected in his work, and especially
in The Mystery of Angelica Frood (1924), and The Shadow of the Wolf (1925).
In his stories he gives primary emphasis in the means of detection rather
than the discovery of the criminal. He reveals the criminal before presenting
the detective's investigation and solution (inverted stories). Among his
works are his first novel Golden Pool (1905), John Thorndyke's Cases (1909),
The Mystery of 31 New Inn (1912), The Penrose Mystery (1936), Mr. Polton
Explains (1940), etc. He also published the biological-sociological study
Social Decay and Regeneration (1921).
Richard Austin Freeman, Correspondence, 1920-41
|Monsier Beaucaire (Is
this the Booth Tarkington story?
Howard Freeman is in Bob Hope's Monsieur Beaucaire
|Henry S. Bucolics Frieze|
|2nd Edition. New York: American Book Company, 1883. Flyleaf inscription: “Andover, E.R. Burroughs, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, Michigan. April 3rd, 1894.” Another notation: “Is Dixon going to get the whisky?”|
|Arthur Olney Friel (1885 - 1959)|
|The River of Seven Stars
~ Publisher: Harper & Brothers - 1924
Travels in South America with an anthropological bent
|Arthur Olney Friel (1887-1959) was one of the most popular writers
for the adventure pulps. He began appearing in Adventure magazine in 1919
with stories set in the Amazon jungle featuring the characters Pedro and
Lourenço, two rubber-industry workers who undergo harrowing experiences
in the impenetrable jungle surrounding the Javary River, an Amazon tributary
which forms part of the border between Brazil and Peru. Friel, a 1909 Yale
University graduate, had been South American editor for the Associated
Press which led him into his subject matter. In 1922, he became a real-life
explorer when he took a six-month trip down Venezuela's Orinoco River and
its tributary, the Ventuari River. His travel account was published in
1924 as The River of Seven Stars.
In late 1922, Friel began writing longer works, which were serialized in Adventure. The first ones, featuring a trio of adventurers called McKay, Ryan and Knowlton, and other characters, were The Pathless Trail, Tiger River, The King of No-Man's Land and Mountains of Mystery. A later story in the sequence "In the Year 2000" (Adventure, 1928) was not published in book form; it is a science-fiction novel with racist overtones.
After returning from the Venezuela trip, many of Friel's stories were set in that environment. He remained a popular writer in Adventure throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Most of his longer works were republished in hardback. In the '30s, he started appearing more regularly in the adventure pulp Short Stories with stories set in Venezuela.
He was a member of the American Geographical Society.
He died in New Hampshire in 1959, the state where he had grown up.
Bio Ref: Wikipedia
|Funk and Wagnell|
|Better Say - Correct Use of English
Three little red books published from 1920 to 1923
|John Harvey Furbay|
|Nature Chats ~ Science press printing company - 1933|
|Charles Wellington Furlong Lt. Colonel M.I.R.C. 1874-1967|
|Let Er Buck: A Story of the Passing of the Old West. ~ G.P.
A classic Western narrative - the story of the Rodeo Circuit and the Pendleton, Oregon Round Up. 242 pages
Inscription from the author and hand-drawn cowboy on a horse ~ 1923
The Gateway to the Sahara: Observations and Experiences in Tripoli ~ 1909 NY~ 36 photo plates ~ 306 pages
"The Vanishing People of the Land of Fire" (American Indians) ~ 1910 ~ Harpers Monthly Magazine ~ illustrated by the author 14 pages
|Charles Wellington Furlong Lt. Colonel M.I.R.C.
Famous adventurer, world traveller, author, artist, photographer of Americana and of the West
Charles Wellington Furlong was the first American and the second white man to explore the interior of Tierra del Fuego. In 1907-08, when Furlong made his first expedition in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, he lived among the primitive tribes of Onas and Yahgans, the southernmost people of the world. These tribes have long since disintegrated and the Indians are now almost extinct; but Furlong observed much of their way of life, and in this collection he has left a record that can be found nowhere else. Material here about the Fuegian tribes includes phonograph records of speech and song, dermatoglyphs (handprints and footprints), notes, published works, correspondence, and hundreds of photographs, including negatives and lantern slides, which describe in detail the Indians and their society. The artifacts he collected can be found in many American museums.
The books that were an important part of Furlong's collection are now to be found both in the Stefansson Collection and the general collection of the college. Noteworthy are Thomas Bridges's Yamana-English Dictionary, a proof copy of E. Lucas Bridges's Uttermost Part of the Earth, and an almost complete collection of the South American Missionary Magazine. From the latter, Furlong extracted a thousand cards of notes, which are arranged by subject and are included here.
Furlong returned to South America several times, and this collection includes material about the Tehuelches of Patagonia, hunting treasure in Bolivia, the penal colony in French Guiana, and expeditions in Surinam and Venezuela, as well as photographs and notes from his travels in other South American countries. There are also a few photographs and papers from his explorations in Africa, which he first visited in 1904, and the Near East, where in 1954 he was honored by the Turkish government for long service in that area.
In addition to being an explorer and anthropologist, Furlong was a painter, teacher, writer, lecturer, and soldier. Although most of the papers relating to his personal life and writing are held by the University of Oregon, and most of those about his career as a soldier and diplomatic aide are in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, there are some papers in this collection relating to almost every aspect of his life and careers. One of his interests, represented here by correspondence, notes, and publications, is the controversy over whether Frederick A. Cook or Robert E. Peary reached the North Pole. Furlong believed that Cook tried to take credit for the work done by Thomas Bridges in compiling his Yahgan-English dictionary, which Cook, returning from the Antarctic, carried to Europe. Consequently, Furlong was always a strong supporter of Peary's claim, and some interesting correspondence resulted.
Furlong and Vilhjalmur Stefansson began a long friendship in 1908, when
they both became members of the Explorers Club. Stefansson was, of course,
interested in Furlong's work in the Sub-Antarctic, and in 1960 the Fuegian
collection became a part of the Stefansson Collection in the Dartmouth
College Library through the gift of William E. Clark. Clark's support also
allowed Furlong to devote his time to arranging and annotating his photographs,
and in 1962 Furlong was appointed Consultant to the Stefansson Collection.
This collection of Furlong's papers, not including the books, occupies
forty-eight boxes, about forty linear feet. There are no restrictions on
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