Imagens das páginas

Pennsylvania, Names of Immigrants in. See Hupp,

I. D. Pinkerton, A. (198), The Detective and the Somnambu'list; The Murderer and the Fortune-Teller, $1.50.

Keen, C. 6* Co. Planche, D. A. (198), Evening Amusements, $1.50.

Porter & C. Plato (195), Select Dialogues, tr. by H. Cary, $1.50.


(197) Same, tr. by B. Jowett, new ed,t 5 v., $30.


Point Lace and Diamonds. See Baker, Jr., G. A.

Politics as a Science. See Reemelin, C.

Pop©, Concordance to Works. See Abbott, E.

Porter, D. (198), Poems, $1.75 Bell.

Porter, L. B. (195), Caring for No Man, pap,, 7s C....GUI.

Porter, R. (197), Years that are Told, $1.25 ...Randolph.

Portugal, Travels in. See Latouche, J.

Prayer and its Relation to Modern Thought. See Hartley, I. S.

Prime, E. D. G. (195), Memoirs of Rev. W. Goodell, $2.50.


Proud Little Dody. See Chester, S. E.

Putnam's (194) Advanced Sci. Series:—Greenwood's Metallurgy, $1.50 Putnam.

Queen (198) of Connaught, pap., 50 c Harper.

Queer (A) Carriage, etc. See Loring, L.

Quotations, Prose. See Allibone, S. A.

Reade, C. (194), Novels, ///. Lib, Ed., v. 2 ;—(195) Same, v. 3;—(196) Same, v. 4 ;—(197) Same, v. 5 ;—(198) Same, v. 6, ea., $1.50 Osgood.

Reed, J. J. (198), Sabbath-School Scrap-Book, $1.50.


RrOemelin, C. (195), Politics as a Science, $1.50... Clarke.

Reformation, Hist. of. See Aubignl, J. H. M. d\

Rice, J. M., and W. W. Johnson (197), New Method of Obtaining the Differentials of Functions, new ed., pap., 50 c Van Nostrand.

Rifle Practice. See Wingate, G. W.

Riverside Farmhouse. 5** Miller, M. E.

Rolfe, W. J. See Goldsmith, O.

Boll-Call, etc. See Johnson, G.

Rome, Hist. of. See Merivale, C.

Roundabout Rambles. See Stockton, F. R.

Rupp. I. D. (194), Names of Immigrants in Penna., new ed.y $2.50; $3 /Co/tier.

Sacred (198) Songs for Social Worship, 50 c. ; 75 c.


Salvation by Christ. Set Wayland, F.

Sang, E. (196), Progr. Lessons in Applied Science, pts. 1 ana 2, ea., $1.25 Spon.

Sangster, M. E. (194), Splendid Times, $1.

Am. Tract. Soc.

Schoepff, J. D. (194), Climate and Diseases of America, bds., 30 c Hurd & t%

8chweizer, M. H. (194), Alpine Lyrics, 90 c...Randolph,

Scott (194), Waverley Novels, III. Melrose Ed.t v. 2 ;— (195) Same, v. 3 ;—(196) Same, v. 4 ;— (197) Same, v. 5; —(198) Same, v. 6, ea., $2 Osgood.

Scripture Geography, Handb. of. See Thompson, C.

— Speculations. See Stevens, H. R.

Selected Poems (194), Tennyson's Enoch Arden ;—(195) Aytoun's Execution of Montrose, etc. ;—Burns' Death and Dr. Hornbook, etc., ea., pap., 10 c. Tompkins.

Sexton, M. J. (196), Pocket-Book for Boiler-Makers, etc., roan, $2 Spon.

Snip in the Desert. See Miller, J.

Smee, A. (195), Accidents and Emergencies, new ed., pap., 25 c Wells.

Smith, M. M. (198), Kick him Down Hill, $3.50.

'U.S. Pub. Co.

Snow-Bound. See Vest-Pocket Series.

Somebody's Darlings, etc. See Loring, L.

Sonnenschein (198) fur Regentage, %\..Am. Tract Soc.

Splendid Times. See Sangster, M. E.

Spurgeon, C. H. (195), Lectures, $1.25 ...Sheldon.

Stedman/E. C. (195), Victorian Poets, $2.50 Osgood.

Stereotomy. See Warren, S. E.

Stevens, H. R. {195), Scripture Speculations, fy.Somerby.

Stick to the Raft. See Gladstone, G.

Stillman, W. J. (198), Poetic Localities of Cambridge, $3.50 Osgood.

Stockton, F. R. (194), Roundabout Rambles, new ed.,%2

Scribner. Stoddard, R. H. See Bric-a-Brac, and also Treasure

Story Book for Children. See Diaz, A. M.
Story of the Hymns. See Butterworth, H.

Strohm, G. (198), Word Pictures, $2 Lothrop.

Sunshine (194) for Baby land, bds., $1.25 Lothrop.

Surgery (Minor) and Bandaging. See Heath, C. Svedelius, G. (197), Handbook for Charcoal Burners,

$1.50 Wiley.

Swinton, W. (194), Elem. Course in Geography, $1.20 ;—

Complete Course in Geography, $2 Ivison.

Tales of the Argonauts, etc. See Harte, B.
Talmage, T. De W. (198), Everyday Religion, |2.

Harper. Taylor, B. (198), Home Pastorals, etc., $2 Osgood.

See also Goethe.

Taylor, J. (198), Poems, $1.25 Porter 6* C.

Temple, C. (198), Hill Farm, 60 c Lothrop.

Tennyson, A. (195), Poems, III. Globe ed., $1.75.Osgood.
Testimony of the Rocks. See Miller, H.
Thackeray, W. M. (197), Miscellanies, III. Lib. ed.y 5 v.,

ea., $2 Osgood.

Theodora. See McKeen, P. F.

Thomas, D. (198), The Homilist, $2 Tibbals.

Thompson, C. (195), Scripture Geography, 75 c.Putnam.

Thomson, A. (194), In the Holy Land, $2 Randolph.

Thome, P. (197). Jolly Good Times, $1.50 Roberts.

Three Commanders. See Kingston, W. H. G,

Three Little Brothers. See Marshall, E.

Thurston, R. H. (197), The Mechanical Engineer, pap.,

50 c Van Nostrand.

Torts, Leading Cases in Law of. See Bigelow, M. M.
Toward the Strait Gate. See Burr, E. F.

Townsend, C. (194), Civil Government, $1 Ivison.

Trail, R. T. (195), Human Voice, 75 c. ; pap., 50 c. Wells.

Travesty. See Treasure Trove.

Treasure Trove (194), ed. by R. H. Stoddard, comp.

by W. S. Walsh :—Travesty, $1 Gill.

Trees and Shrubs of Mass. See Emerson, G. B. Trowbridge, J. T. (198), Young Surveyor, $

Turner, J. A. (198), On Punctuation, 75 c Lippincott.

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. See Verne, J.
TWO Campaigns. See Engelbach, A. H.
Tytler, A. F. (198), Leila Series, 3 v., ea.t $1.25.

Porter cV C.
TXnder the Stork's Nest. See Katsch, A. E.
United States (196), Green's Criminal Law Reports, v. 2,

shp., $7.50 Hurd 6* H.

— Marine Corps. See Aldrich, M. A.

Verne, J. (196), Captain Hatteras, $3 Osgood.

— (195), Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, $1.25.

Osgood. Vest-Pocket (19s) Series :—v. 1, Whittier's Snow-Bound,

50 c Osgood.

Victorian Poets. See Stedman, E. C.
Viollet-Ie-Duc (195), Discourses on Architecture, $8.

Osgood. Virginia (198) Court of Appeals Reports, v. 12, new 'ed.,

$5, net Randolph 6r £.

Vision. See Fenner, C. S.

Waddell, P. H. (195), Ossian, Historical and Authentic,

$6 Macmillan.

"Wages of Sin. See Yates.
"Wait, W. See New-York.
"Walsh, W. S. See Treasure Trove.

"Ward, E. E. (194), Angels' Messages, $1.50 Sheffield.

Warfleld, C. A. (195), Hester Howard's Temptation,

$1.75 Peterson.

Warren, S. E. (197), Stereotomy, $2.50 Wiley.

Washington, G. See Bancroft, A.

"Wayland, F. (195), Salvation by Christ, $1.50..Lothrop.

Wayside Pencillings. Sec Moriarty, J. J.

Webster, D. See Banvard, J.

Weights, Measures, etc. See Clarke, F. W.

WestCOtt, B. F. (198), Introd. to Study of Gospels, new

ed.t $3.50 Macmillan.

Whittier, J. G. (198), Mabel Martin, $5; mor., $10.

^Osgood. Whittier, J. G. See also Vest-Pocket Scries.

Williams, J. E. (196), Steamship, pap., 40c Spon.

"Wilson, A. (194), Abode of Snow, $2.25 Putnam.

Wingate, G. W. (195), Rifle Practice, $1.50.. .. Church.

Winthrop, S. (194), Faith and Patience, $1 Randolph.

"Wood, H. (195), Light and Park Christmas, new ed.y pap., 25 c Peterson.

—K197) Parkwater, pap., 75 c Peterson.

■Woodbury, W. H. and E. K. (198), Easy Lessons in

German, $1.25 Ivison.

Worcester, J. (19s), Bible Animals, $1.50.

Lockivood, B. 6V Co. Word Pictures. See Strohm, G. W ynter, A. (194), Borderlands of Insanity, $2. .Putnam.

Yates, E. (195), Wages of Sin, pap., 50 c Gill.

Tears that are Told. See Porter, R.
Young Surveyor. See Trowbridge, J. T.

The Cost and Prices of Books. In a recent issue of the New-York Observer appeared a paragraph, based on an editorial article in the Chicago Tribune, as follows:

A book that sold before the war for $1.35 now brings $1.75 and $2. Publishers' discounts to jobbers and retailers have not changed. They range from 33% to 42 per cent. The retailer can sell from 20 to -*o per cent below the rates asked, and still make a living profit. He is forbidden to do so, however, by the trade union to which the leading publishers belong. The result of this is that literary men are buying as few American books as possible, and are filling their shelves from foreign markets. Public libraries are doing the same thing. It is next to an impossibility to regulate trade by combination. Competition is the life of business, and in the long run steady perseverance in doing the fan* thing wins success.

We will not be so discourteous as to begin a game of "tit for tat " by asking the Observer how it is that it has raised its rates during the same time from $2.50 to $3 and postage, an advance of at least 20 per cent, or calling names at the Chicago daily, because the daily papers generally have doubled their selling prices and trebled their advertising rates,though this goes far ahead of any of the "outrages" of the book trade. Every journalist who knows any thing of the business side of his newspaper, knows that there is good reason for this, and moreover, that it is probably earning less returns on the investment than under the old rates. A candid journalist will see that most of the causes which have compelled this advance among the newspapers operate also in the book trade, and that it is decidedly a question of throwing stones from glass houses.

We are now collecting, from various publishing houses of experience, actual facts as a basis for several careful articles on the cost and price of books, for which we shall ask the especial attention of the trade, and a fair hearing from all interested in books. We shall not therefore enter now into the question at length. But it should be said that the statements on which the conclusion quoted above is based are quite mistaken. The writer erred either from thoughtlessness or ignorance. As to the cost of books—paper is about the same as before the war; other materials, labor (which is a very large element), rent, clerk hire and other office expenses, advertising and distributing, and the actual copyright to author per volume, are from 50 to 200 per cent higher. Moreover, the price of books never advanced proportionately with the price of many of the materials. Where

books are now especially high in retail prices, as in the case of some juveniles, it is chiefly because of the evil the reform is trying to cure; the public appetite for discounts has caused prices to be made high enough to cover the discounts. Now that retail prices are becoming the rule, this will cure itself by a wholesome competition ; the public will have the good sense to weigh a book by its worth, and let exorbitant ones alone, and we hear that the Philadelphia trade has lately refused to buy a line of juveniles, though large discounts were offered, because the retail prices are too high. We agree with the Observer that this competition is the life of trade, and the reform is promoting this kind of competition. These critics seem, however, to have overlooked the fact that the fall in paper has been allowed for by many publishers, who put a book at $1.50 now, when some time since it would have been $1.75.

Those who say that a bookstore can live at 15 per cent are simply ignorant of the facts. In most cases, where a bookseller knows how to calculate his expenses, and includes therein his great depreciation of stock, this does not more than or quite cover expenses. As to the exodus of library orders to England, we do not find facts bearing out the theory. In truth, foreign books are much higher even than American copyright books, while our "pirated" editions are incomparably cheaper. But of all this we shall write.more in detail hereafter.

The Western rates of jobbing have been broken into by a new scale issued by the Chicago jobbers, several per cent lower than that of the "Western Booksellers' Association." We do not know whether this step was taken under such notification as fulfilled the provisions or the courtesies of the association, but we trust so. The reason put forward is that Chicago is not doing that town's share of the Western business to which its position entitles it. The Chicago idea is evidently that the jobbers of smaller centres can not afford to do business at five per cent—and, undoubtedly, they can not ; indeed, we do not see that the largest houses can safely do business on this margin, except they have some other business to cover rent and store expenses for a jobbing department, and do the bad book-keeping of throwing these items out from the jobbing accounts. Under this competition, the smaller jobbers will be in a dilemma; they must either stick to what local business they can get at living rates, which is the soundest policy, or meet the Chicago rates, and ultimately go under as jobbers, unless Chicago jobbers overestimate their staying power, and should go under first. The step does not seem to us very wise at the best. This break-down does not directly touch the reform, for we' have always pointed out that the function and commission of jobbers is based simply on the question of service to the publisher on the one hand, and to the retailer on the other, and was not therefore a question much involved in the general trade organization. But we had hoped the reform had taught the trade the unwisdom of doing any kind of business on such insufficient margins. The publishers have been appealed to by the smaller Western jobbers; the question, as it comes before them, is chiefly a matter of business relations and caution: whether it is wise to centralize business so completely as Chicago would like—in other words, to put all the eggs in one basket—and whether such low margins in selling goods justify confidence in giving large lines of credit and " bottom prices." The record of Lee & Shepard has called especial attention to this point.

The Boston house, we are glad to state, has resumed; that is, the Bankruptcy CourtJplaces entire confidence in the integrity of Messrs. Lee & Shepard, and permits them to carry on their business for the benefit of their creditors, which, it seems to us, is the most satisfactory arrangement possible. The house hopes now to effect a composition with its creditors at 25 per cent, and to be out of bankruptcy again by December 1st. The explanation of its unfortunate showing, and the misapprehension of its real condition by the partners, seems to be that it failed to allow for the depreciation of stereotype plates—in which there are too many in the trade who couldn't throw the first stone with a very good grace—and did not count in among expenses the terrible interest account running dead against it, caused partly by the fire misfortunes, but still more by doing too large a business for the real capital, and having thus to pay exorbitant amounts for more when it came to a tight place. The trade can, we hope, afford to condone this mistake, although it pays dear; the lesson has been a good one to the trade at large, and the partners are active and valuable men, especially in the distributing trade, who are not likely to make this mistake again. We call especial attention to their announcement in another column.


The interests of the trade can not be better served, than by a full discussion by its members of all questions which affect it. Our columns are always open to communications on any such subject, provided they be brief and suggestive, and we cordially invite the trade to express any suggestions or opinions of interest or value in "Letters to the Editor."

How Much to Expect of Booksellers.

, Oct. 27, 1875.

To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly:

Dear Sir: I have been reading with attention all the letters upon the state of the book trade which have been published in your valuable periodical. An experience of nearly thirty years as a practical bookseller in all branches of the trade has painfully convinced me of the shortcomings of booksellers' assistants, and of their employers also. The fact is that a ready and retentive memory for books is a special natural gift, and those who possess it can generally do better than remain in a trade which offers so few opportunities for acquiring wealth, while demanding the most unremitting attention to detail to secure even a livelihood.

Your correspondent of Oct. 16th, "Subscriber," is, however, a good type of a class of people who expect from booksellers and booksellers' clerks a knowledge of the whole range of literature, which is seldom possessed by close students. If he went into a bookseller's shop, and asked simply for the "Summa" of St. Thomas Aquinas, as he seems to have done, he did not deserve to get it, and was moreover guilty of a piece of piggishness. He might have asked a great many clergymen (not Roman Catholics) about the " Summa" without getting intelligent answers. I don't think that even among the "intelligent " publishers there are many well enough up in scholastic theology to know any thing at all about the " Summa." I fancy that it is by no means a common book in New-York, or even in London, separate from the complete works of St. Thomas. It is not translated, I believe, into English, and could be readily obtained only upon the continent of Europe.

It often happens that a man who is reading up some obscure subject (or even some science) expects to find clerks in bookstores as familiar with the literature he is reading in as he is himself. This is to expect too much. If any one takes up astrology or alchemy, he must not go into his bookseller and casually ask for " Lilly" or " Albertus Magnus," of whose existence perhaps he himself has only just become aware. A bookseller's clerk should be familiar with the current literature of his native tongue, and is inexcusable if he does not know all the books in his employer's shop ; but to expect the knowledge of a Plato combined with the tact of a Chesterfield is too much. Such acquirements are too valuable for so unproductive a business. A grocer is expected to know only the kinds of sugar in actual use. No one finds fault with a grocer's clerk who is ignorant of those other sugars which are familiar only to the chemist.

The real truth is that all parties have been

conspiring to drive every intelligent man out of the book trade, and unless the reform is carried out, they will succeed. If customers took as much trouble to get a dollar's worth of sugar direct from the large refineries as they do to get a dollar book directly from the publishers, one could see some reason in it, but as it is, while customers expect booksellers to be'omniscient and have their brains pumped gratis, they have been conspiring with the publisher to starve them out. Yours truly, Bookseller.


The Centennial.

Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1875.—A called meeting of the committee appointed by the A. B. T. A. to further the interests of the book trade at the approaching Centennial Exhibition was held in Room 18 of the Presbyterian Board of Publication House, Mr. J. B. Lippincott in the chair. Present: Messrs. Lippincott, Black, Wood, Blakiston, and Coates. The appointment of a committee by the Central Booksellers' Association to cooperate with us was announced. An informal discussion ensued as to the authority, rights, and duties of the committee, and it was resolved to consult with the officers of the Centennial Commission on the subject. On motion, adjourned to meet at the call of the Chair. Henry T. Coates, Sec.

Philadelphia, Oct. 28, 1875.—A special meeting of the committee was held at No. 822 Chestnut street, Mr. J. B. Lippincott in the chair. Present: Messrs. Lippincott, Black, Remsen, Blakiston, and Coates, and Messrs. W. S. Appleton, G. H. Putnam, and B. H. Ticknor, of the committee appointed by the Central Booksellers' Association, and Mr. N. R. Monachesi, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the A. B. T. A. A ground-plan of the Exhibition was shown, and it was resolved to ask for the section marked on the plan with red ink. It was also resolved that this section should be arranged with tables of ten feet in width, running across the section, with avenues of about 4 feet in width between them. On motion of Mr. Remsen, a committee was appointed for the purpose of ascertaining what classes of contributors properly belong to the book department. Messrs. Remsen, Blakiston, and Monachesi were appointed, with instructions to report at the earliest moment. Mr. Putnam moved that all plans of contributors for cases in exhibiting their books should be submitted to this committee for approval, and that the Secretary should notify contributors of the resolution, together with such recommendations as may, in the judgment of this committee, seem advisable. Mr. John A. Black and George Wood were appointed to revise and adjust the space asked for by the contributors. Messrs. James T. Fields, H. O. Houghton, George W. Childs, and T. J. Dreer were requested to act as a committee to collect and arrange autographs, memorials of authors, and such relics and curiosities as will be of interest to the visitor to the Book Department. The Secretary was authorized to publish a synopsis of the proceedings of the meeting in the Publishers' Weekly. Adjourned.

Henry T. Coates, Set.

Philadelphia, Oct. 29, 1875.—A special meeting of the committee was held at No. 822 Chestnut street, Mr. J. B. Lippincott in the chair. Present: Messrs. Lippincott, Remsen, Blakiston, and Coates; also, Messrs. W. S. Appleton, Putnam, and Ticknor, of the committee appointed by the Central Booksellers' Association, and Mr. Monachesi, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the American Book Trade Association. The minutes of the two preceding meetings were read and, after some slight correction, approved. Mr. Blakiston, from the committee appointed to ascertain what classes of exhibitors properly belong to our department, and to select such as they deemed best, reported that they had consulted with the Centennial Commission, and arranged that all applications for space in Department III., Education and Science, should be referred to us, and that all applications rejected by our committee should be referred back to the Commission ; and that, as soon as our committee can estimate the amount of room required by our department, and report to the Commission, they will determine what space they can allot, and inform us. That floor-room only will be furnished, and that tables must not be over two (2) feet ten (10) inches in height, and the cases must not be higher than fifteen (15) feet from the floor. All arrangements for the mode of exhibition, cases, etc., to be determined by our committee. They also recommend that the tables and passage-ways should be uniform, and run across the section, on account of the better sidelights. On motion, the time for the receipt of applications was extended to the 15th of November. After some discussion, the width of the tables was reduced to six (6) feet. Adjourned.

Henry T. Coates, Sec.


Mabel Martin, by J. G. Whittier. (James R. Osgood & Co.) "Mabel Martin" appeared in part some years ago, under the name of " The Witch's Daughter," in Whittier's "Home Ballads." He modestly apologizes for its reappearance, but considers the beauty of the illustrations a sufficient reason forgiving it again to the public. We do not think the public will consider excuses in order: the poem is a lovely one, and with the additions that have been made to it, stands forth as a perfect gem. Its claims to consideration are strong enough to stand apart from the illustrations, which are, nevertheless, in the most artistic style, and by the same artists who last year embellished " The Hanging of the Crane." The story of " Mabel Martin" is peculiarly touching and pathetic, and is given with the rare combination of power and tenderness which is the chief characteristic of Whittier's style. In contrast with the present uprising pyschological school of poetry, with its profound analysis and its almost unmasterable problems, this simple love story, with its homely yet picturesque surroundings, appeals strongly to the heart and imagination, and touches a chord which will win for it love and admiration wherever Whittier's name is known. The beauty of the get-up of the volume is really unique. The illustrations, by Mary A. Hallock, A. R. Waut, and T. Moran, are thoroughly in character and fully interpret the text. The pa

per, the binding, the printing, and the engravings by A. V. S. Anthony, under whose supervision the volume was prepared, are all in exquisite taste, and reflect the greatest credit upon the publishers. It seems superfluous to say that the volume will be one of the most soughtfor holiday books. Sq. 8vo, cloth, fully gilt, $5

The Catskill Fairies, by Virginia W. Johnson. (Harper & Bros.) Within these dainty covers is related the story of a little boy named Job, who, left alone by his grandfather one December evening, up in their little home on the Catskill mountains, is snowed in by a storm which comes up unexpectedly. Little Job is frightened and lonely, but tries at first to bear up bravely, but finally bursts into tears; then the old clock, which has ticked for years in the corner, and his pet Angora cat both find voices to console him. and beg him to wipe his eyes and listen to the stories they have to tell him. Thus one story after another is introduced, all tyld by familiar objects in the room ; then the fairies come trooping in from the enchanted regions around the Hudson, made memorable through the exploits of Rip Van Winkle. They relate the most fantastic stories, and charm little Job so completely that his grandfather returns and is heard making his way through the drift before he has realized at all the lapse of time. The pretty conceits of the stories, the bright way in which they are told, and their odd humor and quaint mingling of fact and fancy, make the volume one of the loveliest specimens of a child's book one could imagine The charming illustrations by Alfred Fredericks must not be overlooked; they embellish every page, and render the stories doubly attractive. The binding and general get-up are very beautiful, and exceedingly dainty. 8vo, cloth, gilt edges, $3.

Home Pastorals, Ballads And Lyrics, by Bayard Taylor. (James R. Osgood & Co.) Bayard Taylor's reputation has been made more through his prose than his poetry; if, however, he had never written any prose, he would be known as one of our most favored poets. His verses are simple and pathetic, descriptive mostly of his own home life and surroundings, refined in sentiment, and elevated in tone. These are especially marked by their melody, and the grace and tenderness which pervade them; they can not fail to give great pleasure to his many friends. The volume also contains his " Gettysburg Ode," and verses on " Shakespeare's Statue" and "Goethe." i2mo, cloth, $2.

Little Classics, edited by Rossiter Johnson. Vol. 16, Authors. (James R. Osgood & Co.) The addition of this volume to this popular series is a capital idea It contains biographical sketches of all the authors represented in the series, and a general index of all the poems and prose, giving the author, volume, and page. It is an indispensable adjunct to the series, and will prove a most useful little book of reference. $1.

Ancient Pagan And Modern Christian Symbolism, by Thomas Inman, M.D. (J. W. Bouton.) This is a second edition of a valuable work, considerably enlarged and revised by Mr. John Newton, who also contributes an essay on Baal Worship, on the Assyrian sacred "Grove," and other allied symbols. The contents of the volume consist simply of plates

with descriptions No dissertation or argument is entered upon, the author confining himself to an explanation and analysis of ancient symbols, and their present use and form in modem Christian worship. The plates are taken from a larger work of the author's. "Ancient Faiths embodied in Ancient Names," where the whole subject is fully discussed. Svo, cloth. $3.

Mr. Mackenzie's Answer, by Fare Huntington. (National Temperance Soc.) A story of fashionable American life, in which the subject of intemperance, of course, plays an important part. One of the most interesting stories of the kind we have read. l2mo, cloth, $1.25.

The Rapids Of Niagara, bv the author of "The Wide, Wide World." (Robert Carter i Bros.) Mr. and Mrs. Candlish, Maggie, Meredith, and Uncle Eden, all returned from Jamaica, are again the prominent characters of this new volume of "The Little Camp on Eagle Hill" series. The "naughty boy" is personified by one Bolivar Dexter, who kills Maggie's dog, and almost loses his own life in the Rapids of Niagara. The illustrations of the Lord's Prayer are continued in it, the portion under examination being, "forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those," etc. l2mo, cloth, $1.25.

The Big Brother, by George Cary Eggleston. (G. P. Putnam's Sons.) Sam Hardwicke, the brave young hero of this story, lived on the frontier of Alabama, in the time of the Indian war in 1813. He and his brother and sister and a young colored boy are cut off from a party who are endeavoring to take refuge in a stockade fort from some hostile Indians. The subsequent wanderings of Sam and his party, their hiding in the woods from the Indians, and their Robinson Crusoe-like existence for several months, till they are at last enabled to rejoin their parents, afford material for a very entertaining and instructive story. The book is I nicely illustrated, and vervwell gotten up. Sq. I l2mo, cloth, $1.50.

A Stoky Book For The Children, by Mrs. j A. M. Diaz. (James R. Osgood & Co.) A perfect gold-mine of treasure in the shape of de1 lightfully odd and original stories. Seme of them are well worth grown folks' reading, they I are so quaint, and point a moral in such a perfectly ludicrous manner. The " Dream of the I Little Girl who would not pick up Pins" and 1 the " Dream of the Little Boy who would not j Eat his Crusts" are both inimitable, and strike I out into quite a new vein in story-telling. Indeed, all the stories show quite a remarkable degree of original talent. No little boy or girl should be without it. 121110, cloth, $1.50.

Evangelists In The Church, by Rev. P C. Headley. (Henry Hoyt.) Beginning with Philip of Samaria, who preached Christ's gospel thirtyfive years after his coming, Mr. Headley gives us a succinct history of the laborers in the Church, through every generation down to the present, which has witnessed the wonderful revivals brought about through the efforts of Messrs. Moody and Sankey. The lives of George Whitefield, John Wesley, Rev. C G. Finney, Henry Varley, Mrs. E. P. Gurney, Ned Wright, and many others too numerous to mention, will be found here. Seventeen portraits also add to the interest of the volume. i2ino, cloth, $1.75.

Fvery-day Religion, by T. De Witt Tal

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