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Bibliography

Old Conways have published an incredible number of books on a very wide range of subjects. I have added publisher, ISBN etc. details and a copy of the front cover wherever I have been able to find them.



John Masefield OM D Litt LL.D Litt D (1891-94) (By Him And About Him)

Masefield Books Featuring Conway/Old Conways

"The Bird of Dawning" features an OC as its leading character. "Cruiser" Trewsbury is the fictional Conway hero who gets away from a sinking sailing ship and who hanldeds his small boat and its crew in an admirable manner.

"New Chum" see below is his autobigrpahy of his tom,e as a cadet.

"HMS Conway" is his history of the ship from 1859 to 1953



The UK and US Editions of New Chum

Our thanks to   Dr. Philip Errington, who kindly provided a detailed coverage of the three English editions of New Chum:

After the first English edition in 1944 there was what may be considered a second English edition in 1947. The text appears to follow the first English edition setting until p.31 (the second leaf of the C gathering). It is here that Masefield first provides additional text. Detailing waking up on board ship for the first time, the text as present in the first English edition reads:

  "...everybody was moving swiftly except H.B., who was one of the gods of that little world, and could take his time. I put on trousers, shirt, socks and shoes faster than ever in my life. My washing things were ready at my side, when the sharp pipe and bark for Prayers went. The ship fell pretty still, but not many prayed.?"

 The second English edition provides additional detail as Masefield adds to the confusing procedures aboard ship not yet understood by him:

   "...everybody was moving swiftly except H.B., who was one of the gods of that little world, and could take his time. After a blast on a pipe, someone shouted something. Some men, already half-dressed, rushed along the deck, and scattered to each port. They punched each port open with one swift thrust, so that the cool sea air blew in. Then they scattered away. Their smartness put a kind of life into me. I put on trousers, shirt, socks and shoes faster than ever in my life. My washing things were ready at my side, when the sharp pipe and bark for Prayers went. The ship fell pretty still, but not many prayed.?"

This is one example of the expanded text, requiring re-setting, hence the claim for this edition to comprise a second edition, not merely a reprint (new impression). The sales ledger preserved in the Heinemann Archive notes this volume as a 'new edition'. An 'Epilogue' is printed here for the first time.

 In 1949 (dated 1948), a third English edition was published. The text appears to follow the setting present in the second English edition. In addition there are the appendices which were printed  for the first time.

 I am currently unsure how these English editions, published by Heinemann, relate to American editions published by Macmillan.

By Him To order click here

A Book Of Both Sorts
A Book Of Prose Selections
A King’s Daughter
A Letter From Pontus
A Poem And Two Plays
A Sailor's Garland ASIN: 0883054442
A Tarpaulin Muster (Short Story Index Reprint Series) Ayer Co Pub; ISBN: 0836936779
A Tale Of Troy
Arthurian Poets Boydell & Brewer; ISBN: 0851153631 Univ of Rochester Pr; ISBN: 0859914089
Basilissa
Berenice
Bird Of Dawning Or The Fortune Of The Sea Amereon Ltd; ISBN: 0848820037
Captain Margaret; A Romance ASIN: 0403010942
Chaucer ASIN: 0841423121
Conquer
Dauber
Dead Ned: The Autobiography Of A Corpse Who Recovered Life ASIN: 043445236X
Defoe: Representative Selections ASIN: 0827414080
Eggs And Baker
End And Beginning
Enslaved
Esther
Essays, Moral And Polite, 1660-1714 ASIN: 0836922433
Gautama The Enlighteneed
Gallipoli ASIN: 0727005944
Good Friday
In The Mill
Jim Davis ASIN: 0027627306 A Boy's Adventures Along the Devon Coast
John M. Synge ASIN: 0841417261
John Ruskin ASIN: 0841462135
King Cole
Letters From The Front, 1915-1917 ASIN: 0531097765
Letters To Florence Lamont ASIN: 0231047061
Letters To Margaret Bridges (1915-1919) ASIN: 0856354775
Letters To Reyna ASIN: 090767514X
Live And Kicking Ned: A Continuation Of The Tale Of Dead Ned ASIN: 0434452351
Lollington Downs
Mainsail Haul Sheridan House; ISBN: 0246131772
Melloney Hotspur
Midsummer Night
Minny Maylow’s Story
My Favourite English Poems (Editor) Ayer Co Pub; ISBN: 0836960289
Natalie Maisie And Pavilastaukey
New Chum
Odatta
On The Hill
On The Spanish Main; or, Some English Forays On The Isthmus of Darien ASIN: 0870218573
Phillip The King
Poems
Poetry : A Lecture Given At The Queen's Hall In London, On Thursday, October 15th, 1931 ASIN: 084824995X
Poems ASIN: 0025809407
Recent Prose
Reynard The Fox
Right Royal
St George And The Dargon
Sailors Garland Ayer Co Pub; ISBN: 0836961080
Salt-Water Poems and Ballads ASIN: 0025810006
Sard Harker The hero, Sard Harker, and a worthy he met on the South American coast were both OCs (ex Port Main)
Sea Life in Nelson's Time ASIN: 0870218697
Selected Poems
So Long To Learn ASIN: 0848249682
Some Verses To Some Germans
Shakespeare & Spiritual Life ASIN 0848218973
Thanks Before Going
The Battle Of The Somme
The Bird Of Dawning
The Box Of Delights: When The Wolves Were Running ASIN: 0027627403
The Coming Of Christ
The Conway
The Daffodil Fields
The Faithful
The Hawbucks
The Midnight Folk ASIN: 0440456312
The Nine Days Wonder
The Old Front Line
The Sea Poems ASIN: 0434452394
The Square Peg
The Taking Of The Gry
The Tradegy Of Nan
The Trial Of Jesus
The Twenty-Five Days ASIN: 0434452378
The Wanderer Of Liverpool
Tristan And Isolt
Victorious Troy
With The Living Voice
William Shakespeare ASIN: 0849539137
Wonderings


 About Him To order click here

Brangwen : The Poet and the Dancer : A Story Based on Letters from the Poet Laureate John Masefield by (Editor) ASIN: 0879755717

John Masefield by Jan McDonald ASIN: 0333308743

John Masefield by Sanford V. Sternlicht Twayne Pub; ISBN: 0805766782

John Masefield's England : A Study of the National Themes in His Work by Fraser Bragg, Drew Associated Univ Pr; ISBN: 083861020X

John Masefield, 1878-1967 : Selected Poems by Donald Stanford (Editor) Paul & Co Pub Consortium; ISBN: 085635502X

John Masefield by Muriel Spark ASIN: 0841475636

John Masefield by Gilbert O. Thomas ASIN: 0841485372

John Masefield by Iolo Aneurin Williams ASIN: 0848230256

John Masefield (Literature and Life Series : British Writers) by June Dwyer ASIN: 0804421641

John Masefield : A Biography by Constance. Babington-Smith ASIN: 0025046004

John Masefield : a life by Constance Babington-Smith ASIN: 0192117343

John Masefield : A Critical Study by Hamilton ASIN: 0804606137

John Masefield : a study by Cecil Biggane ASIN: 0849202833

Remembering John Masefield by Corliss Lamont ASIN: 083867836X

The Burning Cataracts Of Christ : an evangelical interpretation of John Masefield's The everlasting mercy by Robert Moffat Gautrey ASIN: 0841444838

The 'new drama', 1900-1914 : Harley Granville Barker, John Galsworthy, St. John Hankin





 
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