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Tales of the Midnight Club

by C.E. Van Loan


"Scrap Iron" (1915)

by Charles E. Van Loan

Divider Wooden crank camera
Van Loan and Acord
Charle E. Van Loan (right) with Art Acord,
dressed as Buck Parvin (c. 1915/16)
A Charles E. Van Loan page

Buck Parvin and the movies

Copyright 1913, 1914, by The Curtis Publishing Company
Copyright, 1915, by George H. Doran Company

by Charles E. Van Loan

notes by Hobart Bosworth (1941)
commentary by Robert Birchard (1996)


Old Man Curry - Race Track Stories

copyright 1917 by George H. Doran Company
Copyright, 1915-16, by P. F. Collier & Son Incorporated

by Charles E. Van Loan


Van Loan, Charles E. (Charles Emmett), 1876-1919.
A bibliography

1. The big league. (1911)
Contents: The Crab.--The low brow.--The fresh guy.--The quitter.--The bush league demon.--The cast-off.--The busher.--A job for the pitcher.--The golden ball of the Argonauts.
LC Classification: PS3543.A579
Dewey Class No.: 813/.5/2
2. Inside the ropes / by Charles E. Van Loan ; illustrated by Arthur Hutchins. (1913)
3. The lucky seventh; tales of the big league. Illustrated by Hibberd V. B. Kline. (1913)
Contents: The Mexican marvel.--The good old wagon.--For revenue only.--The bachelor Benedict.--"Butterfly" Boggs: pitcher.--Will a duck swim?--Crossed "signs."--Won off the diamond.--The pitchout.
LC Classification: PS3543.A579
Dewey Class No.: 813/.5/2
4. The ten-thousand-dollar arm, and other tales of the big league (1913)
5. Buck Parvin and the movies / by Charles E. Van Loan ; illustrated by Arthur William Brown. (c1915)
Contents: The extra man and the milkfed lion -- The international cup -- Man-afraid-of-his- wardrobe -- Water stuff -- Buck's lady friend -- Desert stuff -- Author! Author! -- Snow stuff -- This is the life!
6. Taking the count, by Charles E. Van Loan; foreword by Irvin S. Cobb. (c1915)
Contents: The sporting doctor.--One-thirty-three--ringside.--The spotted sheep.--On account of a lady.--No business.--Out of his class.--Scrap iron.--The pearl brooch.--The revenge of Kid Morales.--Easy picking.--For the pictures.
Other entries: Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
Nicholson, Meredith, 1866-1947
LC Classification: PS3543 A559 T35 1915
7. Ghost cities of the West. (1915)
Description: 4 pts. in 1 v. illus. 36 cm.
Contents: [pt. 1] Virginia City.--[pt. 2] The camp of nine graveyards -Eureka, Nevada.--[pt. 3] She came back: Aurora.--[pt. 4] Bad, b-a-d Bodie.
Notes: Detached from the Saturday evening post, July 31, Sept. 4, 18, 25, 1915.
8. Old man Curry: race track stories / by Charles E. Van Loan ; introduction by L.B. Yates. (c1917)
Contents: Levelling with Elisha.- Playing even for Obadiah.- By a hair.- The last chance.- Sanguinary Jeremiah.- Eliphaz, late Fairfax- The redemption handicap.- A morning workout.- Egyptian corn.- The modern judgment of Solomon.
LC Classification: PS3543 A559 O43 1917
9. Fore! by Charles E. Van Loan (c1918)
Contents: Gentlemen, you can't go through.--Little Poison Ivy.--The Major, D.O.S.--A mixed foursome.--"Similia similibus curantur."--A cure for lumbago.--The man who quit.--The Ooley-cow.--Adolphus and the rough diamond.
LC Classification: PS3543 A559 F67 1918
10. Score by innings (c1919)
11. The books of Charles E. Van Loan. Memorial ed. in five volumes [New York, G.H. Doran company, 1919]
Contents: [v.1] Fore! golf stories. -- [v.2] Taking the count; prize ring stories. -- [v.3] Score by innings; baseball stories. -- [v.4] Buck Parvin and the movies; stories of the moving picture game. Introd. by George Horace Lorimer.-- [v.5] Old man Curry; stories of the race track.

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