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Just Published: Parts 1 & 2, 4to, 6 coloured plates, 55. each part, post free. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS, by H. Nehrling. To be completed in 12

parts, containing 36 coloured plates, after Water-colour Drawings by Robert Ridgway, A. Goering, and Gustav Muetzel. 1889.

“Your work is far more satisfactory than other works which have come before me prosessing more than they performed. Your pages bear evidence of careful and enthusiastic observation and study of our birds, and, while containing much having that value to science which always attaches to records of original observation, is, at the same time, by no means too technical for bird lovers who are not ornithologists. There is an out-of-doors' atmosphere to your pen-pictures, a flavour of the woods and fields, which cannot fail to be appreciated by all who appreciate Nature.”-E. P. BICKNELL of the American Ornithologists' Union.

Crown 8vo, with one Plate, Cloth (published 35. 6d.), 25. 6d. THE HOUSE SPARROW, by J. H. Gurney, jun., Col. C. Russell, and Dr. Elliott Coues. 1885.

CONTENTS:—The House Sparrow, by an Ornithologist, -J. H. Gurney, jun. The House Sparrow, by a Friend of the Farmers, --Colonel C. Russell. The House Sparrow in Yarrell's British Birds. The Sparrow in our Bill of Fare. The English Sparrow in America, by Dr. Elliott Coues. À Ruffian in Feathers, by Olive Thorne Miller.

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Containing a priced list of W. WESLEY & Son's stock of Scientific Works. No. 98.-Ornithology, Mammalia, Faunas and Geography. (Over 1,000 works),

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MONOGRAPH OF THE BRITISH CICADÆ OR TETTIGIIDÆ.

(FROGHOPPERS AND GRASSFLIES.) I'; GEORGE Bowdler BUCKTON, F.R.S., Corr. Memb. Acad. Nat. Hist. of Philadelphia, Memb. de la Soc. Ent. de France. Illustrated by more than 400 Coloured Drawings.

In Eight Parts. Demy Svo. 8s. a Part. Part IV., completing Vol. I., now ready. No coloured monograph of the British Cicada exists, anil it is even believed that no adequately illustrate monograph exists of European species. Partly to meet this want, it is proposed to publish eight quarterly parts, each containing on an average ten litho-chromo plates and letterpress, illustrating the fornis, metamorphoses, general anatomy, and the chief details connected with the life-bistory of this family of insects. The work will contain also short diagnoses of all the British species, about 230 in nunber, most of which have come under the author's notice, each species being illustrated by one or more coloured drawings. Some account will be given of the curious inyths and tales told by ancient Greek and Latin poets, and descriptions will be appended relating to the curious sound-organs possessed by some species, and other subjects connected with the economy of this interesting but difficult group of Rhynchotous insects. Mr. Buckton's name is well knowu to entomologists, and this book represents the labour and observation of many years.

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28, Essex Street, Strand, LONDON.

Just Published: Parts 1 & 2, 4to, 6 coloured plates, 55. each part, post free. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS, by H. Nehrling. To be completed in 12

parts, containing 36 coloured plates, after Water-colour Drawings by Robert Ridgway, A. Goering, and Gustav Muetzel. 1889.

“Your work is far more satisfactory than other works which have come before me prosessing more than they performed. Your pages bear evidence of careful and enthusiastic observation and study of our birds, and, while containing much having that value to science which always attaches to records of original observation, is, at the same time, by no means too technical for bird lovers who are not ornithologists. There is an out-of-doors’ atmosphere to your pen-pictures, a flavour of the woods and fields, which cannot fail to be appreciated by all who appreciate Nature.”—E. P. BICKNELL of the American Ornithologists' Union.

Crown 8vo, with one Plate, Cloth (published 35. 6d.), 2s. 6d. THE HOUSE SPARROW, by J. H. Gurney, jun., Col. C. Russell, and Dr. Elliott Coues. 1885.

CONTENTS :- :-The House Sparrow, by an Ornithologist, -J. H. Gurney, jun. The House Sparrow, by a Friend of the Farmers, -Colonel C. Russell. The House Sparrow in Yarrell's British Birds. The Sparrow in our Bill of Fare. The English Sparrow in America, by Dr. Elliott Coues. À Ruffian in Feathers, by Olive Thorne Miller.

Recently published, each post free on receipt of the price. NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENTIFIC BOOK CIRCULAR:

Containing a priced list of W. WESLEY & Son's stock of Scientific Works. No. 98.-Ornithology, Mammalia, Faunas and Geography. (Over 1,000 works),

price 4d. W. WESLEY AND SON, 28, ESSEX STREET, STRAND, LONDON.

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HOREAU has been derided as a man of affectations

and egregious egotism. Certainly some of his acts and words suggest the poseur. A man who sets up as

hermit less than two miles from his native town, and near a highway, who aggressively declares his personal relations with Nature to be of more interest than his relations with human society, is liable to the charge of playing for effect.

He was, however, in the main lines of his conduct, of singular sincerity. Incidentally (by self-confession an uncurbed lover of paradox) it may be allowed it pleased him to make people stare. As for his egotism, it must be remembered that the only certainty which a transcendentalist recognises is "the ego."

Henry David Thoreau was born at Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817. He was of mixed French, Scotch, and English ancestry. His father was a pencil maker. He himself learned how to make pencils, and after his father's death carried on the business in a fashion. He also practised surveying. But his attention to business was occasional only. He, early in life, definitely decided that Nature was the mistress he must serve, and as a few peas and beans and water sufficed his bodily desires, his mistress had little cause for jealousy. Thoreau maintained that six weeks' labour produced enough for a year's need.

He habitually avoided the society of his fellow-men and was under little obligation to others for his intellectual equipment. To this, however, an (exception, and it is a large one), must be made. He and Emerson were great friends, and the seed of Emerson's sowing fell on friendly soil. For some time in his earlier manhood he lived in Emerson's house. During this visit Emerson wrote to Carlyle: “Henry Thoreau is full of melodies and inventions."

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