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Duffield Osborne

New York

"Osborne, Duffield (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1858-1917). He was the son of Samuel and Rosalie Duffield Osborne, was educated at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University, and was graduated at the Columbia Law School in 1881. He was admitted to the New York bar the same year, practised his profession in New York City until 1892, and was assistant secretary of the department of city works, Brooklyn department, 1992-'94. He then spent a year in foreign travel and has since made his home in New York engaged in literary work. For several years he has been secretary of the New York Authors Club. He began a literary career by contributions to Life and Puck in 1885, and in 1888 his first book, an historical romance, entitled The Spell of Ashtaroth, was issued in New York and London and proved populat . . . . He has also published many poems and short stories and has edited Livy's Roman History (1898) and Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome (1901)."

[Rossiter Johnson (ed.), A Dictionary of Biographies of Authors Represented in the Authors Digest Series 333 (New York: Authors Press, 1908)(reprint, Gale Research Group, Detroit, 1974)][In Edmund Clarence Stedman (ed.), An American Anthology 1787-1899 812-813 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900) the entry is for "Samuel Duffield Osborne]

Duffield Osborne


Duffield Osborne, The Spell of Ashtaroth (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1888) [online text]

_____________, The Robe of Nessus; an Historical Romance (New York: Belford Co., 1890)

_____________, A Mountain Moloch (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1897)

Tudor Jenks & Duffield Osborne, The Baron's Victim (1898)(reprinted from Harpers new monthly magazine, vol. 96, March 1898) [Tudor Jenks was also a lawyer and a poet]

Duffield Osborne, The Secret of the Crater. (A Mountain Moloch)(New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, 1900) [online text] (New York City: Bookfinger, 1979)

_____________, The Lion's Brood (New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901) [online text] (London: Heinemann, 1901)(Doubleday, 1904)(Doubleday, 1909) [online text]

_____________, The Angels of Messer Ercole a Tale of Perugia (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1902)(New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1907) [online text]

_____________, Engraved Gems, Signets, Talismans and Ornamental Intaglios, Ancient and Modern (New York: H. Holt and Company, 1912) [online text]

_____________, The Authors Club: An Historical Sketch (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1913) [online text]

_____________, Xanthippe on Woman Suffrage (New York: National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, 1915)(reprint from the Yale Review, April, 1915)(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell [etc.], 1915)