Mid-1920s ERB, Inc. Office Inventory: Displayed in Blue
50s Notebook presented by Danton to the McWhorter Memorial Collection ~ Displayed in Black
Titles in the present Danton Burroughs Collection dictated to Bruce Bozarth ~ Displayed in Red
Titles Collated by George McWhorter from the Porges Papers: Displayed in Green
Burroughs Library List Compiled by Phil Burger: Displayed in Grey
Lost Editions Uncovered by Hillman Research in Gold
Natural History: Anecdotal Descriptive Natural History - London no date
NEILL: Untold Stories of Business
NESBITT ~ Nesbitt's Heraldry - multiple volumes, expensive.
NEWBERRY, Perry Black Boulder Claim
NEWBERRY, Perry Castaway Island
NEWKIRK, Newton The Stork Book
NEWTON, A. Edward ~ A Magnificent Farce
NEWTON: A Magnificent Farce
NEWTON, A. Edward ~ Amenitys of Book Collecting - Signed ERB 1921 - written page numbers read 19 pages 65 74 etc.
NICHOLSON, Meredith and they Lived Happily Ever After
NICHOLSON, Meredith Blacksheep! Blacksheep!
NICHOLSON, Meredith The Hope of Happiness
NICHOLSON, Meredith The House of a Thousand Candles
NICHOLSON, Meredith The Port of Missing Men
NORRIS, Frank Blix
NORRIS, Kathleen Butterfly
NORRIS, Kathleen Butterfly
NORRIS, Kathleen Certain People of Importance
NORRIS, Kathleen Harriet and the Piper
NORRIS, Kathleen Hildegarde
NORRIS, Kathleen Josselyn's Wife
NORRIS, Kathleen Little Ships
NORRIS, Kathleen Lucretia Lombard
NORRIS, Kathleen Sisters
NORRIS, Kathleen The Beloved Man
NORRIS, Kathleen The Black Flemings
NORRIS, Kathleen The Story of Julia Page
|Fridtjof Nansen 1861 - 1930|
|Farthest North: Being The Record Of A Voyage Of Exploration
Of The Ship Fram 1893-66 And Of A Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey By Dr.
Nansen & Lieut. Johansen With An Appendix By Otto Sverdrup, Captain
Of The Fram ~ 1897 ~ Harpers. 587 pages
~ Photos, illustrations and maps.
Eskimo Life ~ London. Longmans, Green, & Co. 1893
Vers Le Pole ~ 1897 ~ 200 illustrations d`aprés les photographies et les dessins de l`explorateur. Paris, Ernest Flammarion, Editeur.
Nansen (1861 - 1930) was an explorer, oceanographer, statesman and
humanitarian. He led a number of expeditions to the Artic in the nineteenth
century. For his relief work during WWI he was awarded the Nobel Prize
for Peace in 1922. This bronze Russian medal by Y. Daragan shows Nansen
and his ship "Fran" enclosed by ice in 1893. The medal is 65mm diameter
Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861-May 13, 1930) was born at Store Frøen, near Oslo. His father, a prosperous lawyer, was a religious man with a clear conception of personal duty and moral principle; his mother was a strongminded, athletic woman who introduced her children to outdoor life and encouraged them to develop physical skills. . . . Nansen died on May 13, 1930, and was buried on May 17, Norway's Independence Day.
The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
|Story of Natural History -
to Jack Burroughs from momma and poppa Christmas 1921
|Nisbit's Heraldry - 1722 ~ Plain
leather cover ~ 35 plates. multiple volumes
A System of Heraldry ~ Speculative and Practical with the True Art of Blazon,
According to the Moft approved Heralds in Europe.
Illustrated with Fuitale Examples of Armorial Figures, and Atchievements of the moft confiderable
Surnames and Families in Scotland
Together with Hiftorical and Genealogical Memorials relative thereso
By Alexander Nisbet, Gent.
Printed for J. MacKeuen. Anno Deom M.DCC XXII
|Perry Newberry 0-1938|
|Black Boulder Claim 1921 childrens story
Castaway Island 1917 Penn /1924 Harrap ~ Illustrated by F. A Anderson
The Stolen God of the Hung Hu Tse ~ The Blue Mule magazine 1908
Newberry was born in Union City, Michigan, in 1870, he early turned
to engraving as a trade, but left that to turn to printing in Chicago,
and for the years 1887 to 1897 he was a real estate agent in Chicago. In
1897, he and his wife Bertha (Buttsky) came to San Francisco, where Perry
worked for the San Francisco Examiner and the Post. He also worked for
the San Jose Sketch, sometimes with a gun on his desk, so contentious were
the politics of that era. Perry and Bertha came to Carmel in 1910 by stage
coach, and Perry almost immediately became involved with the Forest Theater
Society and witnessed the sole performance of David, the first production
of the Forest Theater. He went on to become actor, producer, playwright
and general dogsbody for that organization. Because he had been gassed
during World War I, his health was not always the best.
|The Stork Book ~ 1907 ~ H. M. Caldwell, Boston
Stealthy Steve His Quest for the Big Blue Diamond ~ 1904
Doc an' Jim an' Me. Humorous Tales of Camp Life.~ 1911 ~ Illustrated By the Author
Stealthy Steve, the Six-Eyed Sleuth: His Quest of the Big Blue Diamond. a Satirical Detective Story 1904
|A. Edward Newton 1864-1940|
|Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections:1924
Atlantic Monthly Press or Boston, Little, Brown & Co, 1928 ~ 133 illos
plus frontis ). 410 pages
Signed ERB 1921 - written page numbers read 19 pages 65 74 etc
A Magnificent Farce ~ 1921 ~ Atlantic Monthly Press ~ 267 pages ~ Chapters include "What is the Matter with the Bookshop?", "Walt Whitman", "Meditation on a Quarto Hamlet", "A Sane View of William Blake", and more.
"Book collecting. It's a great game. Anybody with ordinary intelligence can play it: there are, indeed, people who think that it takes no brains at all; their opinion may be ignored. No great amount of money is required, unless one becomes very ambitious. It can be played at home or abroad, alone or in company. It can even be played by correspondence. Everyone playing it can make his own rules—and change them during the progress of the game. It is not considered cricket to do this in other games."
"Bibliographies are indeed not intended for average readers, be they gentle or simple. They are intended as tools for the scholar, weapons for the bookseller, and armor for the collector."
Edward Newton (1864-1940): Pennsylvania's ardent bibliophile and
author Alfred Edward Newton was the leading authority on book collecting
in the first half of the 20th century. Although Newton owned an electrical
business in Philadelphia, he spent most of his adult life collecting first
editions, manuscripts, and ephemera. At the time of his death, he had amassed
over 10,000 volumes of material, and his collection was the highlight of
the auction season. Newton penned his essays in an engaging and witty style,
with contagious enthusiasm. Rather than writing as a stuffy unapproachable
expert, Newton comes off as more of a genial companion to both the seasoned
collector and budding neophyte. Once an academic remarked to Newton, "I
am a scholar; to me a Photostat is as good as the original." Newton quickly
responded, "Any man who would make a remark like that, would probably just
as soon kiss a pretty girl through a piece of plate glass." Newton was
decidedly the most read expert on collecting in his day, and perhaps since.
The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections, a classic of the
books-on-books genre first published in 1918, is a charming collection
of essays that set the tone for book collecting in the post-war era. In
Derby Day and Other Adventures, Newton chronicles the activities of a book
collector from Epsom Downs to Hearst Castle with copious references to
the Bronte sisters, Benjamin Franklin, Henry E. Huntington, and Samuel
Johnson. Greatest Book in the World and Other Papers offers more timeless
essays on the world of books and book collecting. In End Papers: Literary
Recreations, Newton offers diverse chapters like Forming a Library, Autographs,
and Prolegomenon to a Bookseller's Catalogue, while offering assessments
of authors like Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Robert Louis Stevenson,
and Laurence Sterne. This Book Collecting Game contains Newton's list of
"One Hundred Good Novels," a decidedly unpretentious title. In addition
to his books, he had numerous essays published in the Atlantic Monthly
and the Saturday Evening Post.
Newton's books were widely
read by businessmen -- of which AEN was a very successful one; most
of the books communicate Newton's enthusiasm for English literature and
for collecting books, especially association copies. They likely
didn't help businessmen become better at business, but they did recruit
lots of businessmen into being book collectors. I'd recommend starting
with The Amenities of Book Collecting. When I was at Scotty's Castle
in Death Valley some years ago, I took a close look at the books on the
shelves. There was a copy of AEN's A Magnificent Farce;
he was pretty popular in the 1920's and 1930's, especially among literary
folks and educated businessmen. (Most of his essays were first published
in Atlantic Monthly, which was THE educated person's magazine of the time.)
~ Correspondence from David Klappholz who is working on a Newton biography
|Meredith Nicholson 1866 - 1947|
|and they Lived Happily Ever After
The Hope of Happiness
The House of a Thousand Candles ~ 1905 - 382 pages
The Port of Missing Men ~ 1907 ~ illustrations by Clarence F. Underwood Grosset & Dunlap
The Little Brown Jug A.L. Burt ~ Four illustrations by James Montgomery.
Meredith Nicholson was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, 9 December 1866, the son of Edward Willis and Emily (Meredith) Nicholson and died in Indianapolis, December 1947 where he is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. He married first, Eugenie Kountze of Omaha, Nebraska (1896-1931) by which union they had four children: Elizabeth Kountze Nicholson (Mrs. Austin H. Brown) Eugenie Nicholson who died in infancy; Meredith Nicholson, Jr. and Charles Lionel Nicholson. He married, secondly, Dorothy (Wolfe) Lannon of Marion, Indiana, 20 September 1933, from whom he was divorced, 24 December 1943.
An author, diplomat, and
lecturer, he was a self-educated man of letters, who with Booth Tarkington,
George Ade, and James W. Riley is considered a leader in creating,
during the first quarter of the twentieth century, a Golden Age of literature
in Indiana. Following one year (1884) with the Indianapolis Sentinal, Nicholson
went with the Indianapolis News, where he worked from 1885-1897. His literary
career spanned nearly forty years with his first publication Short Flights
1891 and his last The Cavalier of Tennessee in 1928 and included both prose
and poetry. Nicholson participated with some enthusiasm--as party leader
and candidate--in Democratic party politics, serving one term (1928-1930)
as a reform city councilman in Indianapolis. For his long years of service
and dedication to the Democratic party, Nicholson was rewarded with ministries
to Latin America--Paraguay (1933-34), Venezuela (1935-1938) and Nicaragua
Online eText Edition: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=401
OPENING: IT had just struck nine from the cuckoo clock that hung over the mantelpiece in the dining-room, when Victorine brought in the halved watermelon and set it in front of Mr. Bessemer's plate. Then she went down to the front door for the damp, twisted roll of the Sunday morning's paper, and came back and rang the breakfast- bell for the second time. As the family still hesitated to appear, she went to the bay window at the end of the room, and stood there for a moment looking out. The view was wonderful. The Bessemers lived upon the Washington Street hill, almost at its very summit, in a flat in the third story of the building. The contractor had been clever enough to reverse the position of kitchen and dining-room, so that the latter room was at the rear of the house. From its window one could command a sweep of San Francisco Bay and the Contra Costa shore, from Mount Diablo, along past Oakland, Berkeley, Sausalito, and Mount Tamalpais, out to the Golden Gate, the Presidio, the ocean, and even--on very clear days--to the Farrallone islands.
Frank Norris (1870-1902)
" One of the most promising of the American Writers"
(Benjamin Franklin Norris), (March 5, 1870 - October 25, 1902), American novelist, b. Chicago. After studying in Paris, at the Univ. of California (1890–94), and Harvard, he wrote McTeague (1899), a proletarian novel influenced by the experimental naturalism of Zola. His most impressive work was his proposed trilogy, “The Epic of Wheat,” of which only two parts were written—The Octopus (1901), depicting the brutal struggle between the wheat farmers and the railroad, and The Pit (1903), dealing with speculation on the Chicago grain market. Norris spent several years as a war correspondent in South Africa (1895–96) and Cuba (1898). The Responsibilities of the Novelist (1903), a collection of essays, contains his idealistic views on the role of the writer. Of the writers who assembled in San Francisco's Bohemian Club along with Joaquin Miller and Jack London, young Norris was one of the most energetic, filled with ideas. Frank Norris rests eternally in the deep shade of four Irish yew trees. His elegant monument, dedicated by his fraternity brothers at the University of California, is an eight-foot tablet in the Arts and Crafts style. It bears his writer's name, Frank, rather than his given name of Benjamin Franklin Norris, and is embellished with three blades of wheat, in tribute to his epic novel, "The Octopus," about wheat farming in the San Joaquin Valley
Benjamin Franklin Norris was an American novelist during the Progressive Era, classifiable as a muckraker. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he studied painting in Paris for two years, attending the University of California, Berkeley between 1890 and 94 and then spending another year at Harvard University. He was a news correspondent in South Africa in 1895, an editorial assistant on the San Francisco Wave (1896 - 97), and a war correspondent in Cuba for McClure's Magazine in 1898. He joined the New York City publishing firm of Doubleday & Page in 1899. He died after an operation for appendicitis. Norris was the United States' first important naturalist writer.
|Kathleen Norris 1880-1966|
|The Beloved Man
The Black Flemings
Certain People of Importance ~ 1922 ~ Doubleday ~ 486 pages
Harriet and the Piper
She was a woman worthy of the exquisite setting, and in her richly coloured gown, against the clear cream of the marble, the new green of the trees and lawns, and the brilliant hues of the flowers, she might well have turned an older head than that of the boy beside her.
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Little Ships ~ 1925 ~ A.L. Burt
She was a miser with her treasure, already; she wanted to fly with it, and to hide it away, and to test its reality in secret, alone. She had come running in from the wonderland down by the gate
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The Story of Julia Page
To Emeline, wife of George Page, there came slowly, in her thirtieth year, a sullen conviction that life was monstrously unfair. From a resentful realization that she was not happy in her marriage, Emeline's mind went back to the days of her pert, precocious childhood
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Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
To children childhood holds no particular advantage.
Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn't to be found.
Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
|Kathleen Norris (1880-1966) was born in San Francisco, California. She married Charles G. Norris in 1909 and soon began developing her writing skills. From 1910 she wrote numerous short stories for magazines, and authored many novels, iincluding Saturday's Child, Sisters, The Sea Gull, Lost Sunrise and her 1955 classic, Through a Glass Darkly. Her 82 novels sold 10 million copies.|
|Norton's American Indian Vol 1&2 Gilt design, 1926 GRANT George Cackman|
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