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(James) Irving Crump [1887-1979]

Irving Crump wrote in Og, Son of Og,

"Dan Beard ... furnished the inspiration that made me interested in writing for boys and ultimately becoming the editor of Boys' Life, in which position I served for twenty-five years."
He is most famous for his prehistoric boy series - Og, Son of Fire (1922), Og, Boy of Battle (1925), Og of the Cave People (1935) and Og, Son of Og (1965), spanning over 40 years. While most of the stories first appeared in Boys' Life, some of the Boys' Life stories never made it into the books. He also wrote an "American prehistoric" - Mog, the Mound Builder (1931), and numerous other books and articles, mainly for young people. Og, Son of Fire became a popular radio show in 1934-35.

Bibliography

chronological listing

Angling. 1939. Photos/drawing/woodcut illus. pbk, New York. Boy Scouts of America.

Answering the Challenge. 1950. in: Young Readers Adventure Stories, Edited by A.L. Furman, illustrated by Richard Osborne. 5¼"×8". 192 pp. 257 Fourth Avenue, New York 10, NY. Lantern Press Publishers.

Biography of a Borough, Oradell. 1969. town history. 286 pp. Oradell, NJ (Bergen County). The Borough of Oradell.

Birdsong Boys, The. 1955. illustrated by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. 136 pp. New York. Friendship Press.

Blacky. 1950. in: Blue Book Magazine, November, 1950.

Boy Scout Fire Fighters, The. 1917. 4 b/w illus., pictorial cover. 249 pp. published with Approval of the Boy Scouts of America, Barse & Hopkins.

Boy Scout Stories. (1948) 1964. pbk, New York. Pocket Books. (reprint of "Teen-Age Boy Scout Stories" 1948 G&D)

Boy's Book of Airmen, The. 1927. introduction by Rear Admiral Richard Byrd. Many airplane photos, frontispiece of Lindbergh. 278 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Arctic Exploration, The. 1925. 12 pgs b/w photos. 310 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Coast Guards, The. 1928. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Cowboys, The. 1934. B&W slick photo plates of live cowboy action. 232 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Firemen, The. 1916. profusely illustrated with full page photoplates. 269 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Fisheries, The. 1933. vii, 229 pp. 19 cm, New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Forest Rangers, The. 1924. 253 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company. (1938 reprint.)

Boy's Book of Mounted Police, The. 1917. Includes the Canadian Royal Northwestern Mounted Police, NY State Police, Texas Rangers, Arizona Rangers, Philippine Constabulary etc. 297 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Newsreel Hunters, The. 1933 (1940). New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Policemen, The. 1917. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Railroads, The. 1921. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of the U.S. Mails, The. 1926. intoduction by Harry S. New, Postmaster General. 282 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Life Adventure Stories. 1950. New York. Junior Literary Guild, Thomas Nelson.

Boy's Life Book of Scout Stories. 1953. selected by Irving Crump. Fifteen popular Scout stories reprinted from Boy's Life Magazine, carefully selected by the editor of Boy's Life, who knows what boys everwhere like to read. 219 pp. 21 cm, Doubleday.

Boys' Life Dog Stories. 1947. edited by Irving Crump. Includes "Whose Collie" by Terhune first published in "Boy's Life". New York. Thomas Nelson and Sons.

Cloud Patrol. 1929-1931. 3-volume series: The Cloud Patrol, Pilot of the Cloud Patrol, Craig of the Cloud Patrol. New York. Grosset & Dunlap. (later reprinted as part of G&D's Flying Stories and "Buddy Books for Boys" series)

Cloud Patrol, The. 1929. illustrated by William Heaslip. 4 b/w glossies. 188 pp. New York. Grosset & Dunlap.

Craig of the Cloud Patrol. 1931. 242 (+ ads) pp. New York. Grosset & Dunlap.

Dragon Bones in the Yellow Earth. (with James Crump) 1963. bibliopgraphy & index. Photos & drawings. The story of archaeological exploration & research in northern China in the present century. 210 pp. New York. Dodd Mead & Company.

Jack Straw in Mexico. 1914. How the Engineers Defended the Great Hydro-electric Plant. illustrated by Leslie Crump. 1st of the Jack Straw series. 231 pp. New York. McBride, Nast & Company.

Jack Straw Lighthouse Builder. 1915. illustrated by Leslie Crump (4 b/w plates), diagram. 2nd and final volume of the "Jack Straw" series (pictorial gray cloth in white and blue). New York. Robert McBride.

Making The School Newspaper. 1933. New York. Dodd Mead.

Mog, the Mound-Builder. 1931. introduction by H.C. Shetrone. illustrated by Remington Schuyler. front., plates. Foreword by Irving Crump, Introduction by H.C. Shetrone. xi, 228 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd Mead & Co. (Grosset & Dunlap reprint, 1935?)
from the dustjacket:
A prehistoric American boy, one of the tribe known as Mound Builders, is the hero of this engrossing tale of the danger-filled life of early man.
Mog follows his father who has joined with the men of his village to drive off an enormous pack of wolves and so begin the series of amazing adventures of this fearless boy. Most thrilling of these is Mog's discovery of a new race of men whom he leads back to his own country, there to make an alliance with them against the Algonquin Red Men who are invading the country ofthe Mound Builders.
For Mog danger lurked at every step and his story is filled with swift draws and heroic action.

Og - Son of Fire. 1922. illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull. front., plates. 198 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd Mead & Co. (Grosset & Dunlap reprint, 1935?)

Og - Son of Fire. 1936. "Based on the famous radio adventure series". 11.5 cm (3 5/8" × 4 1/2"), b/w cartoon drawing on every 2-page spread - (click cartoon image). Cover illustrations by Jack Murray. 428 pp. Big Little Book #1115, Racine, Wisconsin. Whitman Publishing Co. (© 1936 by Stephen Slesinger, New York, NY).

Og of the Cave People. (1934-) 1935. illustrated by Jack Murray. [first appeared in Boys' Life 1934-35]. ix, 232 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd Mead & Co. (Grosset & Dunlap reprint, 1935?)
Dedicated to Timmy, Peter, Charlie, Jimmy, Buddy, Herbert, Peggy, and all the other boys and girls who have so enthusiastically followed the adventures of Og on the radio.

from the dust jacket:
This is a story of the Dawn Age, of Og the Cave Dweller, who lived long ago when men were little better than animals. Og was the first of all human beings to begin the slow march of progress which led toward civilization. He had discovered fire and learned to use crude weapons. Now he continues to lead the struggle against the giant beasts of the jungle and the greater terrors of nature... more...


Og, Boy of Battle. 1925. illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull. [8] leaves of plates. 289 pp. 21 cm, 1st, New York. Dodd Mead & Co. (Grosset & Dunlap reprint, n.d., 1935? frontis. only, no additional plates, dustjacket by A. Pope, shown.)
Second of a series of four charming novels about the life of a Missing Link cave youth, the greatest inventor the world has ever known. In the course of the series Og grows from hunter to warrior to governor to agrarian reformer. The dustwrapper by A. Pope is charming, but the frontispiece is something more, a grim portrait of Neanderthal hunters harrassing to death a giant tapir bellowing with fear. It's by Charles Livingston Bull, who also illustrated Jack London's prehistoric biography Before Adam. Jessica Salmonson.

Og, Son of Fire: The Radio Show. 1934-35. "Og, Son of Fire" was a weekly radio show in 1934-35.

Og, Son of Og. 1965. x, 211 [3] pp. 20.7 cm, New York. Dodd Mead & Co.
from the back of the dustjacket:
IRVING CRUMP writes of himself: "When I first became editor of Boys' Life, which was so long ago that I don't like to remember that far back, I often received letters from boys asking me how I thought Man had discovered how to make and control fire and use it to cook his food, and how he had developed the bow, the spear, and his other crude stone age weapons...
more...

Our Airliners. (with Norman Maul) 1940. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Airmen. (with John W. Newton) 1936. illus. 263 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Army Engineers. 1954. 274 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Firemen. 1936. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our G-men. (with John W. Newton) 1937. front. (port.) plates. viii, 246 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Marines. 1945. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point. 1958. New York. Dodd, Mead.

Our Movie Makers. 1940. A candid behind the scenes look at movie making "for older boys". Illus.w. 9 prod. candids. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Oil Hunters. 1948. illustrated with photographs. 210 pp. NY. Dodd, Mead & Co.

Our Police. (with John W. Newton) 1935. A historical look at the New York City Police Department. Many wonderful b/w period photographs of the NYPD. 263 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our State Police. 1956. 237 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Tanker Fleet. 1952 (1961). New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our U.S. Secret Service; how the agents of the Treasury department carry on war against counterfeiters in their protection of the nation's currency. 1942. illus. 264 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our United States Coast Guard Academy. 1961. illus. 241 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Out of the Woods, Wild Animal Stories. 1941. illustrated by Enos Comstock. 11 full page b/w dwgs, dec. emd papers. 269 pp. New York. Dodd Mead.

Pilot of the Cloud Patrol. 1929. illustrated by William Heaslip. 5"×7½". 220 pp. Buddy Books for Boys, New York. Grosset & Dunlap.

Sangroo the Sun-God. 1931. in: Jungle Stories, August 1931, vol 1 #1. H.A. McComas, ed. 25¢. 160 pp. New York. Clayton Magazines, Inc. (Cover: Domingo F. Periconi)

Teen-Age Boy Scout Stories. 1948. 13 stories originally published in Boy's Life Magazine. 256 pp. "The Teen-Age Library" Vol. 6, New York. Grosset & Dunlap. (reprinted in 1954 as "Boy Scout Stories", pbk Pocket Books, NY )

Third Base Thatcher. (Scott, Everett "Deacon" (pseud)) 1931.

Trumpeting Herd, The. 1931. in: Jungle Stories, October 1931, vol 1 #2. H.A. McComas, ed. 25¢. 160 pp. New York. Clayton Magazines, Inc. (Cover: Domingo F. Periconi)

Two-bits of Traffic C. 1950. in: Teen-age Horse Stories, Edited by David Thomas, Illustrated by Richard Osborne. 8½"×5¾". 252 pp. The Teen-age Library, New York. Grosset & Dunlap Publishers.

Wolf of the Roan Hills, The. 1930. in: Ace-High Magazine [v53 #1, March 7, 1930] (pulp).

Young Readers Animal Stories. (Wood, Kerry & Coombs, Charles) 1960. illustrated by Richard Osborne. (hand dated). Young Readers series #2, New York. Grosset & Dunlap.


Chronological


Jack Straw in Mexico. 1914. How the Engineers Defended the Great Hydro-electric Plant. illustrated by Leslie Crump. 1st of the Jack Straw series. 231 pp. New York. McBride, Nast & Company.

Jack Straw Lighthouse Builder. 1915. illustrated by Leslie Crump (4 b/w plates), diagram. 2nd and final volume of the "Jack Straw" series (pictorial gray cloth in white and blue). New York. Robert McBride.

Boy's Book of Firemen, The. 1916. profusely illustrated with full page photoplates. 269 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy Scout Fire Fighters, The. 1917. 4 b/w illus., pictorial cover. 249 pp. published with Approval of the Boy Scouts of America, Barse & Hopkins.

Boy's Book of Mounted Police, The. 1917. Includes the Canadian Royal Northwestern Mounted Police, NY State Police, Texas Rangers, Arizona Rangers, Philippine Constabulary etc. 297 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Policemen, The. 1917. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Railroads, The. 1921. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Og - Son of Fire. 1922. illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull. front., plates. 198 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd Mead & Co. (Grosset & Dunlap reprint, 1935?)

Boy's Book of Forest Rangers, The. 1924. 253 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company. (1938 reprint.)

Boy's Book of Arctic Exploration, The. 1925. 12 pgs b/w photos. 310 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Og, Boy of Battle. 1925. illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull. [8] leaves of plates. 289 pp. 21 cm, 1st, New York. Dodd Mead & Co. (Grosset & Dunlap reprint, n.d., 1935? frontis. only, no additional plates, dustjacket by A. Pope, shown.)
Second of a series of four charming novels about the life of a Missing Link cave youth, the greatest inventor the world has ever known. In the course of the series Og grows from hunter to warrior to governor to agrarian reformer. The dustwrapper by A. Pope is charming, but the frontispiece is something more, a grim portrait of Neanderthal hunters harrassing to death a giant tapir bellowing with fear. It's by Charles Livingston Bull, who also illustrated Jack London's prehistoric biography Before Adam. Jessica Salmonson.

Boy's Book of the U.S. Mails, The. 1926. intoduction by Harry S. New, Postmaster General. 282 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Airmen, The. 1927. introduction by Rear Admiral Richard Byrd. Many airplane photos, frontispiece of Lindbergh. 278 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Coast Guards, The. 1928. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Cloud Patrol. 1929-1931. 3-volume series: The Cloud Patrol, Pilot of the Cloud Patrol, Craig of the Cloud Patrol. New York. Grosset & Dunlap. (later reprinted as part of G&D's Flying Stories and "Buddy Books for Boys" series)

Cloud Patrol, The. 1929. illustrated by William Heaslip. 4 b/w glossies. 188 pp. New York. Grosset & Dunlap.

Pilot of the Cloud Patrol. 1929. illustrated by William Heaslip. 5"×7½". 220 pp. Buddy Books for Boys, New York. Grosset & Dunlap.

Wolf of the Roan Hills, The. 1930. in: Ace-High Magazine [v53 #1, March 7, 1930] (pulp).

Craig of the Cloud Patrol. 1931. 242 (+ ads) pp. New York. Grosset & Dunlap.

Mog, the Mound-Builder. 1931. introduction by H.C. Shetrone. illustrated by Remington Schuyler. front., plates. Foreword by Irving Crump, Introduction by H.C. Shetrone. xi, 228 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd Mead & Co. (Grosset & Dunlap reprint, 1935?)
from the dustjacket:
A prehistoric American boy, one of the tribe known as Mound Builders, is the hero of this engrossing tale of the danger-filled life of early man.
Mog follows his father who has joined with the men of his village to drive off an enormous pack of wolves and so begin the series of amazing adventures of this fearless boy. Most thrilling of these is Mog's discovery of a new race of men whom he leads back to his own country, there to make an alliance with them against the Algonquin Red Men who are invading the country ofthe Mound Builders.
For Mog danger lurked at every step and his story is filled with swift draws and heroic action.

Sangroo the Sun-God. 1931. in: Jungle Stories, August 1931, vol 1 #1. H.A. McComas, ed. 25¢. 160 pp. New York. Clayton Magazines, Inc. (Cover: Domingo F. Periconi)

Third Base Thatcher. (Scott, Everett "Deacon" (pseud)) 1931.

Trumpeting Herd, The. 1931. in: Jungle Stories, October 1931, vol 1 #2. H.A. McComas, ed. 25¢. 160 pp. New York. Clayton Magazines, Inc. (Cover: Domingo F. Periconi)

Boy's Book of Fisheries, The. 1933. vii, 229 pp. 19 cm, New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Book of Newsreel Hunters, The. 1933 (1940). New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Making The School Newspaper. 1933. New York. Dodd Mead.

Boy's Book of Cowboys, The. 1934. B&W slick photo plates of live cowboy action. 232 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Og of the Cave People. (1934-) 1935. illustrated by Jack Murray. [first appeared in Boys' Life 1934-35]. ix, 232 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd Mead & Co. (Grosset & Dunlap reprint, 1935?)
Dedicated to Timmy, Peter, Charlie, Jimmy, Buddy, Herbert, Peggy, and all the other boys and girls who have so enthusiastically followed the adventures of Og on the radio.

from the dust jacket:
This is a story of the Dawn Age, of Og the Cave Dweller, who lived long ago when men were little better than animals. Og was the first of all human beings to begin the slow march of progress which led toward civilization. He had discovered fire and learned to use crude weapons. Now he continues to lead the struggle against the giant beasts of the jungle and the greater terrors of nature... more...


Og, Son of Fire: The Radio Show. 1934-35. "Og, Son of Fire" was a weekly radio show in 1934-35.

Our Police. (with John W. Newton) 1935. A historical look at the New York City Police Department. Many wonderful b/w period photographs of the NYPD. 263 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Og - Son of Fire. 1936. "Based on the famous radio adventure series". 11.5 cm (3 5/8" × 4 1/2"), b/w cartoon drawing on every 2-page spread - (click cartoon image). Cover illustrations by Jack Murray. 428 pp. Big Little Book #1115, Racine, Wisconsin. Whitman Publishing Co. (© 1936 by Stephen Slesinger, New York, NY).

Our Airmen. (with John W. Newton) 1936. illus. 263 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Firemen. 1936. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our G-men. (with John W. Newton) 1937. front. (port.) plates. viii, 246 pp. 21 cm, New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Angling. 1939. Photos/drawing/woodcut illus. pbk, New York. Boy Scouts of America.

Our Airliners. (with Norman Maul) 1940. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Movie Makers. 1940. A candid behind the scenes look at movie making "for older boys". Illus.w. 9 prod. candids. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Out of the Woods, Wild Animal Stories. 1941. illustrated by Enos Comstock. 11 full page b/w dwgs, dec. emd papers. 269 pp. New York. Dodd Mead.

Our U.S. Secret Service; how the agents of the Treasury department carry on war against counterfeiters in their protection of the nation's currency. 1942. illus. 264 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Marines. 1945. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boys' Life Dog Stories. 1947. edited by Irving Crump. Includes "Whose Collie" by Terhune first published in "Boy's Life". New York. Thomas Nelson and Sons.

Boy Scout Stories. (1948) 1964. pbk, New York. Pocket Books. (reprint of "Teen-Age Boy Scout Stories" 1948 G&D)

Our Oil Hunters. 1948. illustrated with photographs. 210 pp. NY. Dodd, Mead & Co.

Teen-Age Boy Scout Stories. 1948. 13 stories originally published in Boy's Life Magazine. 256 pp. "The Teen-Age Library" Vol. 6, New York. Grosset & Dunlap. (reprinted in 1954 as "Boy Scout Stories", pbk Pocket Books, NY )

Answering the Challenge. 1950. in: Young Readers Adventure Stories, Edited by A.L. Furman, illustrated by Richard Osborne. 5¼"×8". 192 pp. 257 Fourth Avenue, New York 10, NY. Lantern Press Publishers.

Blacky. 1950. in: Blue Book Magazine, November, 1950.

Boy's Life Adventure Stories. 1950. New York. Junior Literary Guild, Thomas Nelson.

Two-bits of Traffic C. 1950. in: Teen-age Horse Stories, Edited by David Thomas, Illustrated by Richard Osborne. 8½"×5¾". 252 pp. The Teen-age Library, New York. Grosset & Dunlap Publishers.

Our Tanker Fleet. 1952 (1961). New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Boy's Life Book of Scout Stories. 1953. selected by Irving Crump. Fifteen popular Scout stories reprinted from Boy's Life Magazine, carefully selected by the editor of Boy's Life, who knows what boys everwhere like to read. 219 pp. 21 cm, Doubleday.

Our Army Engineers. 1954. 274 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Birdsong Boys, The. 1955. illustrated by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. 136 pp. New York. Friendship Press.

Our State Police. 1956. 237 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Our Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point. 1958. New York. Dodd, Mead.

Young Readers Animal Stories. (Wood, Kerry & Coombs, Charles) 1960. illustrated by Richard Osborne. (hand dated). Young Readers series #2, New York. Grosset & Dunlap.

Our United States Coast Guard Academy. 1961. illus. 241 pp. New York. Dodd, Mead and Company.

Dragon Bones in the Yellow Earth. (with James Crump) 1963. bibliopgraphy & index. Photos & drawings. The story of archaeological exploration & research in northern China in the present century. 210 pp. New York. Dodd Mead & Company.

Og, Son of Og. 1965. x, 211 [3] pp. 20.7 cm, New York. Dodd Mead & Co.
from the back of the dustjacket:
IRVING CRUMP writes of himself: "When I first became editor of Boys' Life, which was so long ago that I don't like to remember that far back, I often received letters from boys asking me how I thought Man had discovered how to make and control fire and use it to cook his food, and how he had developed the bow, the spear, and his other crude stone age weapons...
more...

Biography of a Borough, Oradell. 1969. town history. 286 pp. Oradell, NJ (Bergen County). The Borough of Oradell.


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