Contributions to Books and Pamphlets
Works co-authored or compiled by H.L.M. are entered by title; those he edited, selected, translated, and those for which he provided an introduction are listed under their authors' names, according to standard library practice.
NIETZSCHE, FRIEDRICH WILHELM. The Gist of Nietzsche, arranged by Henry L. Mencken. Boston, Luce, 1910. 60 p.
1917PISTOLS FOR TWO, by Owen Hatteras [pseud.] New York, Knopf, 1917. 42 p.
"H.L M. wrote the introductory and closing remarks, p. 1-5, 39-42, and the biographical sketch of Nathan, p. 5-21; Nathan wrote the sketch about H.L.M., p. 21-39." - Adler.
HOWE, EDGAR WATSON. Ventures into Common Sense. Edited with introduction by H.L. Mencken. New York, Knopf, 1927. (Borzoi Pocket Books)
First published Sept. 1919; Pocket Book edition, Jan. 1924; this is second printing
H.L. MENCKEN: FANFARE. See under APPRECIATION & CRITICISM OF MENCKEN IN BOOKS.
HELIOGABALUS, A Buffoonery in Three Acts, by H.L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan. New York, Knopf, 1920. 183 p.
Three copies; second copy is no. 169 and third copy is no. 1554 of edition limited to 2000 copies.
MUIR, EDWIN. We Moderns: Enigmas and Guesses. New York, Knopf, 1920. 244 p. (The Free Lance Books, IV; edited with introduction by H.L. Mencken)
NATHAN, GEORGE JEAN. The American Credo. A Contribution toward the Interpretation of the National Mind, by George Jean Nathan and H.L. Mencken. New York, Knopf, 1920. 191 p.
"H.L.M. wrote the Preface, p.7-103; Nathan, the Credo." - Adler.
- -- - -. Revised and enlarged edition. New York, Knopf, 1921. 266 p.
NIETZSCHE, FRIEDRICH WILHELM. The Antichrist. Translated from the German with an introduction by H.L. Mencken. New York, Knopf, 1920. 182 p. (The Free Lance Books.III; edited by H.L. Mencken)
CRITICISM OF CRITICISM OF CRITICISM (1918), p. 176-190, and FOOTNOTE ON CRITICISM (1921), p.261-286. Both reprinted in Criticism in America; Its Functions and Status. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1924.
FOOTNOTE ON CRITICISM. See CRITICISM OF CRITICISM OF CRITICISM and FOOTNOTE ON CRITICISM.
AMERICANA, 1925; edited by H.L. Mencken. New York, Knopf, 1925. x, 311 p.
A collection of contributions to The American Mercury.
- -- - - . AMERICANA, 1926. New York, Knopf, 1926. xi, 279 p.
Another collection of contributions to The American Mercury.
MEMORANDUM. In The Borzoi 1925, Being a Sort of Record of Ten Years of Publishing.New York, Knopf, 1925. p. 138-141.
Vignette of Alfred A. Knopf by H.L.M.
MENCKENIANA: A SCHIMPFLEXIKON. Expurgated edition. New York, Knopf, 1928. 132p.
Denunciatory press comments on H.LM. and his opinions. "Collected by Sara Powell Haardt and edited by H.L.M. There was no "unexpurgated ed." - Adler.
HUNEKER, JAMES GIBBON. Essays, selected with an introduction by H.L. Mencken. New York, Scribner, 1929. xxiii, 492 p.
Introduction p. ix-xxiii.
HAARDT, SARA POWELL. Southern Album, edited, with a preface by H.L. Mencken. See section on SARA HAARDT MENCKEN - BOOKS.
MENCKE, JOHANN BURKHARD. The Charlatanry of the Learned. Translated from the German [i.e. Latin] by Francis E. Litz, with notes and an introduction by H.L. Mencken. New York, Knopf, 1937. 178, xi p. fronts. (facsims.) ports.
"Editor's Preface, p. 3-45, is a history of the celebrated eighteenth-century blast at fake erudition, plus a brief genealogy of the Mencken family." - Adler.
THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE, 1837-1937 [by] Gerald W. Johnson, Frank R. Kent, H.L. Mencken [and] Hamilton Owens. New York, Knopf, 1937. 430 p.
MENCKEN, AUGUST, ed. By the Neck; a Book of Hangings. Selected from contemporary accounts and edited with an introduction by August Mencken. Foreword by H.L. Mencken. New York, Hastings House, 1942. 264 p.