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LANDON: All's Fair
LARDNER, Jr., Ring W. ~ Young Immigrunts - ins 1920 ED "E.R. Burroughs, Tarzana Ranch, July 1920
LARDNER, Ring W., Jr. Young Immigrunts. Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company, Publishers, 1920. Flyleaf inscription: “E.R. Burroughs, Tarzana Ranch, July 1920.”
The Last American (possibly by J. A. MITCHELL?): A Fragment from the journal of KHAN-LI, Prince of Dimph-Yoo-Chur and Admiral in the Persian Navy 1889
LATIMER, Elizabeth W.: France in the XIX Century
LATIMER: Talks of Napoleon
LEFEBURE, Victor: Riddle of the Rhine: Chemical Strategy in Peace and War
LEWIS, D B.. Wyndham: King Spider
LILLIBRIDGE, Will: Ben Blair
LONGHORNE, J.W.: Plutarch
LOOMIS: Sea Legs
LUMMIS, Charles F.  The Land of Peco Tiampo
LYELL, Denis D.: Memories of an African Hunter

All's Fair
Ring W. Lardner, Jr.
The Young Immigrunts with preface by Ring W. Lardner, Sr.~ Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company, Publishers, 1920
Flyleaf inscription: “E.R. Burroughs, Tarzana Ranch, July 1920.” ins 1920 ED

Round Up, The Stories of Ring W. Lardner ~ 1929 ~ NY: The Literary Guild ~ 467 pages

The Last American
Possibly by John Ames Mitchell?): A Fragment from the journal of KHAN-LI, Prince of Dimph-Yoo-Chur and Admiral in the Persian Navy 1889
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Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer 1822-1904
France in the XIX Century, 1830-1890 ~ 1895 ~ Chicago: A. C. McClurg
Talks of Napoleon

England in the Nineteenth century ~ 1899 ~ A.C. McClurg
Russia & Turkey in the Nineteenth Century
Italy in the Nineteenth Century. Chicago: McClurg and Co., 1896.
Online eText Articles from Harper's New Monthly Magazine late 1880s

Mary Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer  1822-1904 historian and translator Born in London on July 26, 1822, Mary Wormeley was the daughter of American-born parents. Her father was a naturalized British subject and an admiral in the Royal navy. Her education was acquired haphazardly during the family's constant travels in Europe, and she early learned to mix easily with the socially prominent, making her debut at the court of Louis Philippe. In the mid-1840s the family returned to the United States and lived in Boston and Newport, Rhode Island. In 1852 she published her first book, a novel entitled «Amabel». Her second, «Our Cousin Veronica», appeared in 1856, in which year she married Randolph B. Latimer of Baltimore. Her writing career was suspended for 20 years in favor of home and family, but in 1876 she resumed literary work. Her stories were published in various magazines but not collected. 
Biography and Bibliography

Victor LeFebure
Riddle of the Rhine: Chemical Strategy in Peace and War ~ 1923 ~ Chemical Foundation of NYC.or 1923 NY: E.P. Dutton & Company ~ It details chemical warfare and the factories on the Rhine. 282 pages with 5 pages of illustrations
 "An account of the critical struggle for power and for the decisive war initiative. The campaign fostered by the great Rhine factories, and the pressing problems which they represent..." Concerns chemical warfare as practiced in WWI, and the chemical industry generally; and how Germany maintained a near world monopoly in organic chemical production and could convert to war production easily. The author served with a gas unit in with the British Army in France before becoming a Liaison Officer on chemical warfare matters with the French and other Allies. Lefebure looks at how the German dominance of the world's chemical industry through the I.G. Farben cartel enabled her to produce chemical weapons and calls for redistribution of world chemical production. An interesting history of gas warfare is given, including the struggle between chemical weapons and means to protect against them. Preface by Marshal Foch, Introduction by Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson.
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D. B. Wyndham Lewis  (1894-1969)
King Spider, Some Aspects of Louis XI of France and His Companions  1929 NY: Coward-McCann, Inc. 11 plates, including a map of France 1483 after Louis XI death.
Louis XI, 1423-83, king of France (1461-83), son and successor of Charles VII. Louis XI, a member of the Valois Dynasty, was one of the most successful kings of France, in terms of uniting the country. His 22-year reign was marked by political machinations, resulting in his being given the nickname of the "Spider King". This volume is an essay, or a series of aspects, somewhat after the model of Thackeray in "The Four Georges." Compiled from authentic sources a series of pictures presenting the history and backround of Louis XI. Frontispiece, Louis XI, a presumed portrait, by Colin d' Amiens
The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse 
The best of the worst of the greatest poets of the English language, masterpieces of the maladroit by Dryden, Wordsworth, and Keats, among many others
Book of the Knight of La Tour Landry
Francois Villon
Francols Villon
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956
Dominic Bevan Wyndham Lewis (1894-1969) was born in Wales and educated at Oxford. Prior to serving in World War I, he intended to pursue the legal profession; but after, having suffered two bouts of shell shock and one of malaria, he set his sights on journalism. In 1919, he became a columnist for The London Daily Express under the pseudonym "Beach Comber." These pieces and those that he later wrote for The London Daily Mail and The London News Chronicle capture Lewis's legendary wit and savage, though eloquent, impatience with modern trends and are collected in the volumes At the Green Goose (1923), At the Sign of the Blue Moon (1924), At the Blue Moon Again (1925), and On Straw and Other Conceits (1929). He wrote several literary biographies, acclaimed for both their spirited subjectivity and their attention to historical detail, taking on subjects ranging from Rabelais and Molière to Boswell and Habsburg Emperor Charles V. Mid-career, he also coauthored the story on which Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much was based. 

Will Lillibridge
Ben Blair ~ 1905 Frontispiece by Maynard Dixon

Where the Trail Divides 1907
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J. W. Longhorne
Plutarch's Lives, translation with critical and historical notes, London, 1825, 72; J. Boardman,; C.D. Kurtz,  Greek Burial Customs
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Sea Legs
Charles Fletcher Lummis
The Land of Poco Tiempo ~ New Mexico

A Tramp Across the Continent ~ reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press
Some Strange Corners of Our Country: The Wonderland of the Southwest
Letters from the Southwest

Ref Links and Online eText Sources for Lummis articles and poems
"Glints of Nahant," The Atlantic Monthly,  Aug. 1883
"5.59," Scribner's Magazine, Oct. 1890
"In Camp," Scribner's Magazine, June 1891
 "The Land Of Poco Tempo," Scribner's Magazine, Dec. 1891
"The Indian Who Is Not Poor," Scribner's Magazine, Sept. 1892
"The Wanderings Of Cochiti," Scribner's Magazine, Jan. 1893
"The Cities That Were Forgotten," Scribner's Magazine, May 1893
"Down the West Coast," Harper's New Monthly Magazine,  Feb. 1895
"The Awakening of a Nation, Part I," Harper's Magazine, Feb. 1897
"The Awakening of a Nation, Part II," Harper's Magazine, March  1897
"The Awakening of a Nation, Part III," Harper's Magazine, April 1897
WestWeb: A large collection of resources about the study of  the American West.
Multicultural American West: Resources related to a multicultural and intercultural perspective on the American West.
American Indian History Resources
Indian Education Policy The Use of Off-Reservation Schools, 1870-1933
Carlisle Indian School
Lummis's 'Tramp Across the Continent'
From the Charles Lummis Website:
As a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Lummis came close to meeting Geronimo. But the Apache warrior eluded capture during the couple of months that Lummis was on the scene covering the Apache War. This is his paean to the famous warrior -- and the vanished frontier.  Lummis finished the poem, 32 stanzas in all,  in the final months of his life. Here are excerpts.

Man-Who-Yawns (1928) ~ Geronimo
The Desert's mighty Silence;
no fuss of man can spill
A hundred Indians whoop and sing,
And still the Land is still;
But on the city drunk with sound
the whisper is a shout --
'Apaches on the war-path!
Geronimo is out!'

Brave rode our wiry troopers --
they rode without avail;
Their chase he tweaked it by the nose,
and twisted by the tail;
Around them and around he rode --
A pack-train putters slow,
And 'horse and man of ours must eat' --
'Ahnh!' said Geronimo.

They never say a hair of him,
but ever and oft they felt --
Each rock and cactus spitting lead
from an Apache belt,
Where never sign of man there was,
nor flicker of a gun --
You cannot fight an empty hill;
you run -- if left to run!

A prophet of his people, he,
no War-Chief, but their Priest,
And strong he made his Medicine,
and deep the mark he creased --
The most consummate Warrior
since warfare first began,
The deadliest Fighting Handful
in the calendar of Man.

The Desert Empire that he rode
his trail of blood and fire,
Is pythoned, springs and valleys, with
the strangle-snake of wire.
The Fence has killed the Range and all
for which its freedom stood –
Though countless footsore cowboys mill
in mimic Hollywood.

A Tragedy? What wholesale words
we use in petty ways –
For murder, broken hearts of banks,
and disappointed days!
But here an Epoch petered out,
An Era ended flat;
The Apache was the Last Frontier –
The Tragedy is that!

The Lummis / Harrison Gray Otis / Burroughs Connection

Harrison Gray OtisHarrison Gray Otis, legendary editor and publisher of the Los Angeles Times hired Lummis to work as a reporter for the Times on the day he completed his 3,507-mile walk from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. Interestingly, it was the Otis estate in the San Fernando Valley that Ed Burroughs would purchase and rename Tarzana Ranch in 1919.  Otis was widely regarded as a tyrannical bully who often used underhanded tactics and the pages of his newspaper to unfairly attack and undermine his opponents. In fact, Theodore Roosevelt, is quoted as saying that Otis "is a consistent enemy of men in California who have dared resolutely to stand against corruption and in favor of honesty." It is not surprising then that Lummis was given the assignment of defending and whitewashing the character and public service record of the city's corrupt police chief, Edward McCarthy, in the pages of the Times. Despite the great waves of antagonism toward Otis, he and his popular new journalist were a strong voice in preaching tolerance of Chinese immigrants and black laborers. The Times was also a powerful influence in the taming and civilizing the "wild west" city of Los Angeles in the late 19th century. 
Charles Fletcher Lummis, in 1884, he walked from Ohio to California in a pair of knickerbockers and street shoes  to take a job as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times.  He gained a national following with weekly letters about his escapades along the way.  A New England Yankee by birth, he gained a deep appreciation for both the natural beauty and cultural diversity of the Southwest, where he remained for the rest of his life.  Lummis almost always attired in his trademark well-worn, dark green, Spanish-style corduroy suit, soiled sombrero and red Navajo sash, went on to become one of the most famous and colorful personalities of his day as a book author, magazine editor, archaeologist, preserver of Spanish missions, advisor to President Theodore Roosevelt and a crusader for civil rights for American Indians, Hispanics and other minority groups.   He was open and accepting of all people, flamboyent, bombastic and an asset to the development of Los Angeles, its library, the Southwest Museum and the peaceful relocation of the native Americans to reservations. (He had been appointed to that task by his Harvard classmate, Teddy Roosevelt.) A  new biography of Lummis, American Character, was published in the spring of 2001.   Publisher's Weekly called it  "a compulsively engaging and spirited biography of a man as colorful as he was influential." 

Apostle of the Southwest  From the Obituary that appeared in the New York Times, November 1928: 
"Charles Lummis was one of the first ‘discoverers’ of the southwest. Many a person had traveled through Arizona and New Mexico before he did. A few had written of it glowingly. But Mr. Lummis combined the skill and instinct of a journalist with a deep love of the country."

Web Ref: The Charles Lummis Website

Denis D. Lyell 
Memories of an African Hunter ~ 1923 ~ With a chapter on Eastern India.~  T Fisher (also Boston: Small, Maynard and Co.; 267, [1] p.(also London, T.F. Unwin Ltd. 1923)

Modern day reprint edition
The Wild Sports of Southern Africa
Wild Life In Central Africa. 1913
The Hunting & Spoor of Central Africa Game ~ 1929
African Adventure Letters from the Famous Big-game Hunters  1935
The African Elephant and Its Hunters. 1924 Heath Cranton Ltd., London ~  221pages, 13 colour plates
This is the fourth book on hunting from the pen of Denis Lyell, a hunter with a long and practical experience of his subject gained in Nyasaland, North Eastern Rhodesia and Portugese East Africa from 1898. It is chatty in its style and is rich in information on elephants and their habits, hints on hunting them, their ivory, and the dangers generally of hunting elephants and other game. This sage advice with its fascinating facts is threaded with anecdote in which many of the authors in this Series, and other renowned hunters, are mentioned. Among those who feature are Sir Samuel Baker, W. Cotton Oswell, Gordon Cumming, Cornwallis Harris, Baldwin, Stigand, Finaughty, Sutherland and Neumann to which he adds comment and appraisal. Neumann he named as "the greatest elephant hunter who ever lived". He discusses hunting weapons and includes a sketch showing the positions of vital shots for an elephant: brain, heart and lungs. There is an account of the cutting up of a carcass by the local inhabitants of the area where the animal was shot. The African names for an elephant in different areas are given. In a chapter on the old 'greats' of elephant hunting he compares the weapons of the early Victorian hunters with the 'modern' guns he used.  His inclusion of Messrs Lewis & Peat's pamphlet Ivory: General Information (revised to April 1923) sheds light on the special uses to which the various types of ivory are put. Reference to the legendary so-called 'elephant cemeteries' recalls Cullen Gouldsbury's poem 'The Place Where the Elephants Die'. Illustrated with photographs by the author.



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