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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
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Lost Editions Uncovered by Hillman Research in Gold
NANSEN, Fridtjof -- Farthest North
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.

The incredible three-year voyage to the frozen latitudes of the north, with an introduction by Roland Huntford.  In 1893 Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel north with the sea`s drift. Experts said the ship couldn`t be built and that the mission was tantamount to suicide.Here is the stirring first-hand account of the Fram and her historic voyage........In the end they travelled 146 miles farther north than any westerner had gone before, representing the greatest single gain in polar exploration for four centuries.
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. 
Fridtjof 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
Photo Archive

Natural History:
Anecdotal Descriptive Natural History - London no date

Story of Natural History -
to Jack Burroughs from momma and poppa Christmas 1921

Untold Stories of Business
Alexander Nisbit
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 ~ Penn
Castaway Island  1917 Penn /1924 Harrap ~ Illustrated by F. A Anderson 
Map of Castaway Island
The Stolen God of the Hung Hu Tse ~ The Blue Mule magazine 1908
Perry 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.
Newton Newkirk
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.
Magnificent Farce

A Tourist In Spite Of Himself ~ 1930
The Greatest Book in the World, and Other Papers (author of The Amenities of Book-Collecting)
Derby Day and Other Adventures ~ 1934 ~ Boston: Little, Brown: A collection of essays on bookish & literary topic ~  389 pages

Newton's Views On Book Collecting:
"The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity, and this passion is the only thing that raises us above the beats that perish."

"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."

Alfred 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
Blacksheep! Blacksheep!
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.
Hoosier Chronicle

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 (1938-1941)

Frank Norris
Online eText Edition:
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.

McTeague 1899 - a naturalist work set in San Francisco, California. A dentist murders his wife and then dies while escaping through Death Valley. McTeague was filmed as 'Greed' by Erich von Stroheim in 1924. 
The Pit
The Octopus
Frank Norris had a short life but it was rich in creative writing. The overriding theme in Norris' fiction is the impact of industrialization on peaceful agricultural communities and the consequent chaos in the lives of people who lived in these communities. His most glaring metaphor is that of the tentacles of the railway tracks spreading and choking the countryside in the appropriately titled book The Octopus. The spirit of the turn-of-the-century San Francisco is impressively captured in McTeague. Its theme, that of a powerful man failing against unexpected adversity, typifies the thrust of the best of Naturalistic writing.
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Related Oddity:
The Story of Blix & Blee Booklet - 1925 Vicks VapoRub ~ a cute little children's story book about two elves, Blix and Blee who deliver Vicks VapoRub to a sick child 

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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Josselyn's Wife
Little Ships ~ 1925 ~ A.L. Burt
Lucretia Lombard
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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Little Ships

Amazing Grace 
1922 Book Promo Ad
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 NorrisKathleen 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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