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and Letters of Madame D'Arblay," edited and revised by Sarah C. Woolsey; a new collected edition of the "Poetical Works of Lord Houghton," in two volumes, with a steel portrait; and a new cheap illustrated edition of "The Gamekeeper at Home," by Richard Jefferies.

HARPER & BROTHERS have just ready under the modest title of " Curiosities of the American Stage," a history of our native drama, embracing sketches of the most famous American players, and an account of the progress of dramatic art in this country since the period of the Revolution, written by Laurence Hutton. The work will be handsomely illustrated, containing portraits of many distinguished actors and actresses on the American stage. They will publish shortly a handsome popular edition of Hill's Boswell's "Life of Dr. Samuel Johnson," in six volumes. It is printed from the same plates as the superb édition de luxe of the work issued by the same house last year.

THE UNITED STATES BOOK COMPANY have ready for the Christmas trade unusually beautiful library editions of many standard authors. They have also made fine illustrated gift-books of editions, handsomely printed from new electrotype plates, of Hypatia," with forty illustrations by Philip Goater; " John Halifax, Gentleman, with forty illustrations by G. A. Traver; and "Vanity Fair," with two hundred and eightyseven of Thackeray's original illustrations. These books are printed on extra fine supercalendered paper, and are bound in English vellum cloth, stamped in silver and gold, with gilt-tops, or in fine half calf bindings. Each volume is put up in a box, and makes a rich-looking gift-book of enduring intrinsic value. A handsome volume has also been made of Rudyard Kipling's poems entitled " Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads, and Other Verses." For young people they have provided “ The King's Daughters," by Mrs. Ellen E. Dickinson, illustrated with numerous half tone plates from original designs for this work by E. J. Austin; and newly illustrated editions of Grace Greenwood's ever delightful books, "History of My Pets" and Stories of My Childhood.'

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LITTLE, BROWN & Co. have in preparation a treat for classical scholars in an entirely new, 935 greatly enlarged and thoroughly revised edition 935 of Dr. Wm. Smith's "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities." The first edition of this valuable work was published in 1842; the second, improved and enlarged, appeared in 1848, since which time it has been reprinted from the 939 stereotyped plates without alteration. The period 936 since then has been one of quite exceptional ac939 tivity both in classical research and exploration; and in most, and indeed nearly all the subjects treated, recent treatises and recent discoveries have amplified or superseded much of the information which was available for the writers of the



NOTES IN SEASON. WORTHINGTON Co. will publish at once a volume of "Christmas stories" by W. Heimburg. The stories are appropriate to the season, some of them being pathetic, others humorous; all, however, being unusually interesting. The volume is neatly gotten up and illustrated.

ROBERTS BROTHERS have just ready "Mine, not Thine," a boys' book, by William Everett, a sequel to Changing Base ;" also, new editions of his previous boys' books, "Changing Base and "Double Play;" a new edition of "Diary


articles in the former editions. These are especially subjects relating to constitutional history and law, religious offices and festivals, architect

ure and arts in general, coins, dress, and domestic life. The views held on many of these subjects have been greatly altered by newly discovered inscriptions, by additions to museums and by the labors of recent scholarship bestowed upon such collections. The work will be in two volumes, the first of which is nearly ready; the second will be issued early in the spring of 1891.


The abbreviations are usually self-explanatory. c. after the date indicates that the book is copyrighted; if the copyright date differs from the imprint date, the year of copyright is added. Books of foreign origin of which the edition (annotated, illustrated, etc.) is entered as copyright, are marked c. ed.; translations, c. tr.; n. p. in place of price, indicates that the publisher makes no price,either net or retail, and quotes prices to the trade only upon application.

A colon after initial designates the most usual given name, as: A: Augustus; B: Benjamin; C: Charles; D: David; E: Edward; F: Frederic; G: George; H: Henry; I: Isaac ; J: John; L: Louis; N: Nicholas; P: Peter: R: Richard; S: Samuel; T: Thomas; W: William.

Sizes are designated as follows: F. (folio: over 30 centimeters high); (Q. 4to: under 30 cm.); O. (8v0: 25 cm.) D. (12m0: 20 cm.); S. (16mo: 171⁄2 cm.); T. (24mo: 15 cm.); Tt. (32m0: 121⁄2 cm.); Fe. (48mo: 10 cm.). Sq., obl. nar., designate square, oblong, narrow books of these heights.

Adams, C: Francis. Richard Henry Dana: a |
biography. Bost., Houghton, Mifflin & Co.,
1890. c. 2 v., 4+378; 3+436 p. por. D. cl.,

Mr. Dana is best known to the world of readers as the author of "Two years before the mast." But he was also one of the foremost members of the Boston bar, an authority in international law, a prominent political leader, a citizen zealous for the good name of his country, and intimately acquainted with a host of the most distinguished men of his time in this nation and in Europe. Mr. Adams' authorship guarantees a work of unusual interest, aside from the intrinsic attractions of his sub ject. It gives views of many illustrious persons, sketches of many important events, political and other, and contains a large number of valuable letters

*Allsop, F. C. Electric bell construction: a
treatise on the construction of electric bells,
indicators and 'similar apparatus. N. Y., E.
& F. N. Spon, 1890. 131 p. il. 8°, cl., $1.25.
*Allsop, Rob. Owen. The Turkish bath; its de-
sign and construction: with chapters on the
adaptation of the bath to the private house, the
institution and the training stable; il., with
plans and sections. N. Y., E. & F. N. Spon,
1890. 152 p. 8°, cl., $2.50.

American state papers; cont. the cases of general
value and authority, subsequent to those con-
tained in the "Am. decisions" and the "Am.
reports," decided in the courts of last resort of
the several states; sel., rev. and annot. by A.
C. Freeman. V. 14.
San Francisco, Ban-
croft-Whitney Co., 1890. c. IOII p. O. shp.,
Archibald, Rev. Andrew W. The Bible veri-
fied; with an introd. note by Ransom B. Welch,
D.D. Phil., Presb. Bd. of Pub., [1890.] c.
2-215 p. D. cl., 75 c.

Fifteen sermons on the authenticity and divine inspi

ration of the Scriptures.

*Arizona (Territory of). Revised


Prescott, Prescott Courier pr., 1887. c. 905 p.
O. shp., $14.

Atkins, F: A. Moral muscle, and how to use it:
a brotherly chat with young men; with an
introd. by Thain Davidson, D.D. N. Y. and
Chic., Fleming H. Revell, [1890.] c. 3-82 p.
D. cl., 50 c.

Talks with young men, entitled: A fierce fight; Perseverance wins; Purity is power; The redemption of the evening; Helpers in the fight; Things that hinder; Victory.

Austin, Mrs. Jane G. Dr. Le Baron and his
daughters: a story of the Old Colony. Bost.,
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1890. c. 7+460 p.
D. cl., $1.25.

Mrs. Austin now adds a third historical novel to her two admirable stories, "A nameless nobleman" and "Standish of Standish." Like these, it relates to the old Plymouth Colony, and gives farther details of Standish of Standish's life in connection with that of his young friend Betty Alden.

Balch, Elizabeth.

homes. N. Y., Macmillan & Co., 1890. 5+

223 p. il. O. cl., $3.50.

Chapters on the following historic houses of England: Penshurst: Arundel Castle: Hinchingbrooke: Eridge Castle; Chiswick House; Berkeley Castle; Highclere Castle; Osterley Park. Illustrated with numerous views and historical portraits.

Barrett, Frank. Between life and death. N. Y., G: Munro, [United States Book Co., 1890.] 2292 p. D. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 1611.) pap., 20 c.

Besant, Walter. The demoniac. N. Y., United States Book Co., [1890.] 3-347 p. D. (Lovell's international ser., no. 134.) cl., $1; pap.,

50 c.

Besant, Walter. The demoniac. N. Y., G: Munro, [United States Book Co., 1890.] 4347 p. D. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 1565.) pap., 20 c.

Bettany, Jeanie Gwynne. A laggard in love.
N. Y., United States Book Co., [1890.] 2-
189 p. D. (Lovell's Westminster ser., no. 21.)
pap., 25 c.

Bissell, Mary Taylor, M.D. Household hygiene.
N. Y., N. D. C. Hodges, 1890. 5+83 p. D.
(Fact and theory pap., no. 7.) cl., 75 c.
Written chiefly for the women of the household; free
from technical language. The subjects touched upon
are: The site and the soil; Hygiene in architecture: The
city house and plumbing; The country house; Ventila-
tion and heating; Our water-supply; Kitchen and table
hygiene; Sanitary furniture; The sick-room; Roof gar-

Black-box (The) murder; by the man who dis-
covered the murderer. N. Y., United States
Book Co., [1890.] 1+301 p. D. (Lovell's in-
ternational ser., no. 123.) cl., $1; pap., 50 c.

Blackmore, R: D. Lorna Doone: a romance of
Exmoor; with new preface written by the
author for this ed. Exmoor ed. N. Y., G: P.
Putnam's Sons, 1890. c. 3 V., 12+343; 6+
361; 5+358 p. D. cl., $3.75.
Blackstone, Sir W: Commentaries on the laws
of England. Book the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, from
the author's 8th ed., 1778; ed. for Am. law-
yers by W: G. Hammond; with copious notes,
and references to all comments on the text in
the Am. reports, 1787-1890. San Francisco,
Bancroft-Whitney Co., 1890. c. 4 V., 31+847;
7+807; 5+618; 5+659 p. T. shp. $10.

Booth, W: In darkest England, and the way
out. N. Y., Funk & Wagnalls, 1890. 4+285
+31 p. O. cl., $1.50.


Gen. Booth, of the Salvation Army, offers here a scheme for relieving the vice, misery and suffering of England's poor. The first part answers the question Why darkest England?" and describes "the submerged tenth," the homeless, the out-of-works, those on the verge of the abyss, the vicious, the criminal, the children of the lost, and asks, "Is there no help?" Gen. Booth's scheme for the redemption of these dwellers in

Glimpses of old English darkness is comprised in the second part, " Deliverance."

* In this list, the titles generally are verbatim transcriptions (according to the rule of the American Library Association) from books received. Books not received are indicated by a prefixed asterisk and this office cannot be held responsible for the correctness of their record.

It is described in detail under the following chapters:
To the rescue! -the city colony; To the country!-the
farm colony; New Britain-the colony over sea; More
crusades; Assistance in general; Can it be done, and

Booth, W: In darkest England, and the way
out. Chic., C: H. Sergel & Co.. [1890.] 352
+21 p. por. D. cl., $1; pap., 50 c.
Boyes, J: F:, comp. The men of the time birth-
day-book. N. Y., G: Routledge & Sons,
[1890.] 4+267 p. Tt. cl., $1.

Four prominent men or women's names are gathered, under the date on which they were born; on the opposite side are blanks for autographs.


Braeme, Charlotte M., ["Bertha M. Clay,"
pseud.] A woman's temptation: a
N. Y., Street & Smith, [1890.] c. 6-396 p.
D. (Primrose ser., no. 9.) pap., 50 c.
Bramston, M. Wanted, a sphere; il. by J. Nash.
N. Y., E. & J. B. Young & Co., [1890.] 1+
160 p. D. cl., 30 c.

Chrissie Dering thought she had lost her sphere when Dr. Dering commanded her to refuse the Burnet mistressship. Her action at this time, and the lot which she finally accepts as her own, make a charming story, which con


veys a moral to those who are searching for their proper
Breton, Jules. The life of an artist: an autobi-
ography; tr. by Mary J. Serrano. N. Y.,
Appleton, 1890. 3+350 p. por. D. cl., $1.50.
"With charming frankness and simplicity Jules Breton
relates in this volume his memories of boyhood, the as-
pirations and struggles of youth, and the associations of
those later years when Delacroix, Millet, Corot, Rous-
seau, Daubigny and others of that memorable company
still lived to the glory of the national art which Breton
himself represents so worthily. Of his own great success
he speaks with becoming modesty.”—Introduction.
Bride (A) from the bush. N. Y., United States
Book Co., [1890.] 2-148 p. D. (Lovell's
minster ser., no. 20.) pap., 25 c.
Browning, Rob. The Browning reciter: poems
for recitation, by Rob. Browning and other
writers; ed. by Albert H. Miles. 10th thousand.
N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, [1890.]
6+248 p. D. (Platform ser.) cl., 50 c.
Browning, Rob. Pocket volume of selections
from the poetical works of Robert Browning.
[N. Y., G: Routledge & Sons, 1890.] 5-319 p.
T. hf. cl., 40 c.


Cady, Annie Cole. Worthington's history of
the United States. N. Y., Worthington Co.,
1890. c. 3-389 p. por. and il. D. (Our boys'
lib., no. 2.) pap., 50 c.
Century dictionary (The): an encyclopedic lex-
icon of the English language; prepared under
the superintendence of W: Dwight Whitney.
In 6 v. V. 4. N. Y., The Century Co., [1890.]
4+3557-4880 p. il. Q. full shp., subs., $15.
The present volume, containing the letters M to P in-
clusive, is the largest of the series yet published, and the
richest in material. It illustrates in a striking manner,
also, the technical and scientific character of the diction-
it has become more and more clear that the original esti-
ary. With each successive instalment of the dictionary
mates were too small, both as regards the total of pages in
the completed book and the wealth of words and other
lexicographical material which it would contain. The
number 6500 which was announced as the limit for the
pages must be increased, the publishers say, to at least
7000, and the number of words defined will be considera-
bly in excess of the 200,000 at first promised. For the
words contained in the first four volumes now published
(two-thirds of the work, 4880 pages) are in round numbers
152,000; and if we may suppose that the same fulness will
characterize the letters remaining to be treated, the total
cannot fall far short of 225,000.

Champlin, J: D., jr., and Bostwick, Arthur E.
The young folks' cyclopædia of games and
sports. N. Y., H: Holt & Co., 1890. c. 4+
831 p. il. D. cl., $2.50.

This book, forming a third volume of the well-known "Young folks' cyclopædia" series, is intended to be a compendium of all kinds of recreations, including indoor and outdoor games, athletic sports, simple chemical and mechanical amusements, and every similar thing that can interest a wide-awake boy or girl. Where standard rules are accessible, they have been given word for word, thus making the book valuable as a work of reference for adults in case of dispute. Other features are the introduction of a brief historical sketch at the end of each

West-article, the description of some foreign varieties of many of the games, and the attempt at a thorough system of etymology and derivation of all technical terms, as in the preceding volumes of the series.

Brugière, Sara Van Buren. Good living a practical cookery book for town and country. N. Y., G: P. Putnam's Sons, [1890.] c. 10+ 580 p. D. cl., $2.25.

The simplicity and exactness of the science of cookery is so carefully considered in "Good living," that the percentage of success must be materially increased by those who use its recipes. Especial attention has been given to our conventional simple home-dishes, while an earnest endeavor has been made to collect a series of dishes to please all palates, the gourmets included. A time-table is given for meats, one for poultry and game,

and one for vegetables. There is also a table of comparative weights and measures which will be found useful in the kitchen. There is a chapter on "Relishes for breakfast," one on "Stray notes,' relating to various household subjects, and "Directions for the order of service of dinner."

Bulwer-Lytton, Sir E: G: E. L., [Lord Lytton.] The last days of Pompeii. N. Y., G: Routledge & Sons, [1890.] 17+461 p. il. O. cl., $3.

With 35 full-page il, by Frank Kirchbach and others. Caine, W. S. Picturesque India: a handbook for European travellers; il. by J: Pedder, H. Sheppard Dale and H. H. Stanton. N. Y., G: Routledge & Sons, 1890. 37+612 p. O. cl., $3.50.

Descriptions, generously illustrated, of what may be seen by an ordinary traveller in the most accessible portions of British India. The pictures are of buildings, scenery, types of nationality and incidents of the bazaar,


Church, W: Conant. The life of John Ericsson. N. Y., C: Scribner's Sons, 1890. c. 2 V., 12+ 303: 11+357 p. por. and il. O. cl., $6.

It was the declared wish of John Ericsson that Col.

Church, the editor of The Army and Navy Journal,
should tell the story of his life. He has told it in a way
that will please all, and made excellent use of the letters
and pipers placed by Ericsson's executors in his hands.
The biography is careful and exhaustive, reviewing, as
only an intimate and life-long friend like Col. Church
could review, the personal traits and habits of Mr. Erics-
son. Ericsson's life began almost with the century. He
was born in Vermland, a territory of mid-Sweden, on July
31, 1803. After his 21st year he removed to London, where
he completed his first fire-engine in 1828. With this his
life as an inventor may be said to have fairly opened.
During his next ten years in England he patented no less
than thirty inventions. He crossed the ocean in his new
propeller in 1839, which the English people had scoffed
at, and remained here till his death. As the inventor of
the Monitor, and of many useful and important improve-
ments in our navy, he is famous throughout the world.
Cleland, E. Davenport. The white kangaroo: a
tale of colonial life founded on fact. N. Y.,
Ja. Pott & Co., [1890.] 2+177 p. D. cl.. $1.
In the Australian colonies the black natives believe
that the "white kangaroo " has a charmed life. The
Everdales lived at Willaroo, a sheep station many miles

distant from Adelaide. One day Ralph and Ernest sight-
ed an animal of this species and pursued the game. Their
adventures are graphically pictured.

Coffin, C: Carleton. Freedom triumphant: the fourth period of the war of the rebellion, from September, 1864, to its close. N. Y., Harper, 1891 [1890.] c. II+506 p. O. cl.,

$3. closing period of the late war-of Sheridan in the Shenan

The volume treats of the military movements of the

doah; the march of the Army of the West from Atlanta to the sea, and through the Carolinas; the struggle of the Army of the Potomac around Petersburg and Richmond; the breaking up of the Rebellion; the author's personal observations in the chief cities of the Confederacy-Savannah, Charleston and Richmond; the entrance of Abra

ham Lincoln to the capital of the Confederacy; the last great tragedy-his assassination.

Cone, Helen Gray. Baby sweethearts; new il. in colors and outline by Maud Humphrey ; new verses by Helen Gray Cone. N. Y., F: A. Stokes Co., 1890. c. no paging, F. bds., $3; portfolio, ribbon tied, $4.

12 fac-similes of very large sketches in colors of children in picturesque groups or scenes. Each one of these pages is accompanied by a separate page, with original verses printed in connection with novel outline sketches of children, flowers, etc. *Connecticut. Supreme ct. of errors. Reports of cases, v. 58; by J Hooker. N. Y., Banks & Bros., 1890. c. 8+643 p. O. shp., $3.50. *Constitutional and governmental rights of the Mormons, as defined by Congress and the supreme court of the U. S.; cont. the full text of the declaration of independence, the constitution of the U. S., Washington's farewell address, the organic act of Utah territory, the anti-polygamy law of 1862, the Poland law of 1874, the Edmunds law of 1882, the EdmundsTucker law of 1887, the U. S. statute of limitations, the poor convict release act, and the Idaho test oath law. To which is appended a digest of decisions, [etc.] Salt Lake City, Jos. Hyrum Parry, 1890. c. 116 p. D. pap., 50 c. Cope, Rufus. The distribution of wealth; or, the economic laws by which wages and profits are determined. Phil., J. B. Lippincott Co., 1890. c. 364 p. O. cl., $2.

An examination of the extent and sources of our wealth and its distribution in the different branches of industry and trade. The author discusses in a popular manner the limitations on wealth, the correlation of wealth and poverty, interest, taxation, monopolies, protection and free trade.

*Cotterill, Ja. H. The steam-engine considered as a thermodynamic machine: a treatise on the thermodynamic efficiency of steam-engines; il. by diagrams, tables and examples from practice. 2d ed. rev, and enl. N. Y., E. & F. N. Spon, 1890. 426 p. 8°, cl., $6. Courtship (The) and marriage of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren; il. in col. by Jessie Watkins. N. Y., Marcus Ward & Co., [1890.] no paging, obl. D. bds., $2.

Monochrome landscapes, and quaintly pictured little figures in colored costumes illustrate this famous old rhyme.

Craik, Dinah Maria, [formerly Miss Mulock.] John Halifax, gentleman. [Library ed.] N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [United States Book Co., 1890.] 2+643 p. il. Ö. cl., $1.50; hf. cf., $4.50. See notice under Thackeray, Vanity Fair. Crandall, C: H., ed. Representative sonnets by American poets; with an essay on the sonnet, its nature and history, including many notable sonnets of other literature; also biographical notes, indexes, etc. Bost., Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1890. C. 28+361 p. D. cl., $1.50.

"The design of this work is to group as many of the best sonnets in American literature as can be included in a volume of convenient size, and to make the selection as widely representative as possible, while giving to the most eminent sonnet writers a proper prominence by more numerous examples of their work. The editor has endeavored to apply to every sonnet the test of merit ; first, for genuine poetic thought; for melodious expression, and a reasonable regard for the accepted forms. Prefatory Note. Over 200 poets are represented. Deane, D: J. John Wicliffe, the morning star of the Reformation. [Also,] Martin Luther,

N. Y., Fleming H. 6-208 p. por. and il. D.

the reformer. 3d ed. Revell, [1890.] c. cl., 75 c.

The facts in the lives of these two reformers; popularly written for young readers.

Detleff, Carl. A Russian country house; from the German, by Mrs. J. W. Davis._ N. Y., Worthington Co., 1890. c. 311 p. D. (The rose lib., no. 3.) pap., 50 c.

A picture of life in Russia at the beginning of the present century, when the women of a house were the veritable bond-slaves of half-barbarous fathers and brothers. A young girl is here separated from her lover in the very hour before her marriage and forced into a more "desirable" alliance, the first bridegroom being murdered to more effectually secure his silence. It is a frightful exhibition of unbridled license, but drawn with power and skill. Dickinson, Mrs. Ellen E. The King's daughters. N. Y., United States Book Co., [1890.] c. '88. 5+275 p. D. cl., $1.25.

The beautiful young heroine of this story is a rich society girl who is unhappy because she had no aim in life. By chance she is brought into the society of "The King's daughters" and becomes an active member. With the account of the many good deeds she performs is the history of her own love-story.

Dumas, Alex. (fils). The Clemenceau case; from the French by J. F. Alvord. Chic., C. H. Sergel & Co., [1890.] 288 p. D. (Sergel's Columbian lib., no. 3.) pap., 25 c.

Dunboyne, Lady. Heather and roses: a tale ; il. by W. J. Morgan. N. Y., E. & J. B. Young & Co., [1890.] 1+223 p. il. D. cl., 80 c.

A sad event at Loch Levon forced the daughter of a Scotch artist to make her home with English cousins. Although all the Middletons have a part in the story, Pearl is the one most associated with Jeanie Fraser. A romance in the life of each causes a change of abode : Jeanie stays in England and Pearl goes to Scotland. Then it is that the girls are poetically alluded to as the Scotch heather and the English rose.

Dunboyne, Lady. The young squire: a story for children; il. by J. Nash. N. Y., E. & J. B. Young & Co., [1890.] 157 p. D. cl., 60 c. By a special clause in his will, Frank Rivers ordained that his son should never be submitted to the tyrannies of a preparatory school, and that he should not enter the army. Mr. Rivers made provisions for Leo to assume the The theme of the story is Leo Rivers' visit to London. duties of Squire after his course at Eaton was finished. Edwards, Miss M. Betham. A romance of the wire. N. Y., G: Munro, [United States Book Co., 1890.] 2-192 p. D. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 1627.) pap., 20 c.

Elliott, Humphrey. Adam Kent's choice: a novel. N. Y., Street & Smith, [1890] c. 4302 p. D. (Select ser., no 66.) pap., 25 c. Evans, A. Eubule. A message from the sea; il. by W. H. Overend. N. Y., E. & J. B. Young & Co., [1890.] 160 p. D. cl., 60 c.

The tide at Sandborough cast up a bottle which had a letter in it for Tom King, a village fisherman. The effect of this incident upon King and the description of Master Frank Fenton's doings at the seashore make a very good story.

N. Y.,

Farjeon, B. L. A very young couple. United States Book Co., [1890.] 3-234 p. D. (Lovell's Westminster ser., no. 18.) pap., 25 c. Fenn, G: Manville. Mass' George; or, a boy's adventures in the old Savannahs; il. by W. T. Smith. N. Y., E. & J. B. Young & Co., [1890.] 554 p. D. cl., $2.

The scene is Savannah, just after the settlement of Georgia by Oglethorpe. The hero is supposed to be one of the small band of followers that cast their lot with the General who founded the colony. Adventures in the life of "Mass' George" are interwoven with facts and fiction of the days of King George II. *Field, G: W. Field's justice's manual, town officer's guide and clerk's assistant; cont. all the laws relating to justices of the peace, constables, coroners, town clerks, [etc.], with explanatory notes and forms. Rochester, N. Y., Williamson Law Book Co., 1890. C. 22+ 719 p. O. shp., $4.

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Five, ten, and fifteen, by the author of Miss Toosey's mission." N. Y., Ja. Pott & Co., [1890.] 2+178 p. il. D. cl., $1.

A baptism in the Carminster cathedral is the opening incident. The infantile hero and heroine were born on the same day, but in every other point of history they are very dissimilar, one being a Dean's granddaughter, the other a dissolute gypsy's son. All the events occur on the fifth, tenth and fifteenth birthdays of the children. The way Rosie and Pete sustain their part on these occasions makes an interesting and pathetic tale. Forward: selections from various authors. [N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, 1890.] no paging, col. il. sq. S. bds., 50 c. Frog's (The) wooing; il. by E. Caldwell. N. Y., Marcus Ward & Co., [1890.] no paging, S. pap., 25 c.

Gautier, Theophile. Mademoiselle de Maupin: | a romance of love and passion; il. from designs by Toudouze. Chic., C: H. Sergel & Co., [1890.] 416 p. D. (Sergel's international lib., no. 1.) pap., 50 c.

George Wayland, the little medicine carrier, by the author of "Basil." [N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, 1890.] 2-79 p. il. S. (Ninepenny ser.) cl., 30 c. Gibbs, Annie A. The forced marriage; or, the Longwood inheritance. N. Y., United States Book Co., [1890.] c. 2+168 p. D. (American novelists' ser., no. 47.) pap., 25 c. Giberne, Agnes. Nigel Browning. N. Y., Longmans, Green & Co., 1890. 5+435 p. D. cl., $1.50.

Nigel Browning's father expended the fortune of his ward in speculation. While hoping for successful returns to repay Fulvia Rolfe, he finds his schemes have failed. A relative of Miss Rolfe interferes on her behalf, and Mrs. Browning proposes that Nigel avert disgrace by marrying Fulvia. If Nigel complies he must resign happiness and Ethel Elvery. His decision is rendered more difficult by Fulvia's actions. Affairs finally adjust themselves in

an unexpected way, and so ends a good story for young


Gilman, Wenona, (pseud.) Stella the star; or, a drama off the stage. N. Y., United States Book Co., [1890.] c. 2+211 p. D. (American novelists' ser., no. 42.) pap., 25 c.

Good children and bad: a book for both; il. by M. B. De Monvel. N. Y., Cassell Publishing Co., 1890. c. 48 p. obl. O. cl., $2.50.

Pictures and text are designed to teach children cleanliness; how to behave and how not to behave at home; how to handle knife and fork; how to behave in the street and company; politeness among children, etc., The pictures are artistically colored and quite amusing. Each page is a picture, with the text enclosed. Haggard, H. Rider, and Lang, Andrew. The world's desire: a novel. N. Y., G: Munro,

[United States Book Co., 1890.] 5-317 p. D. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 1635.) pap., 20 c. Halévy, Ludovic. A marriage for love; tr. by Frank Hunter Potter; il. by Wilson de Meza. N. Y., Dodd, Mead & Co., 1890. c. 5+98 p. F. silk portfolio, $10.

A charming story, rivalling "The Abbé Constantin " in its delicacy and purity. It is uniform with the quarto ed, of the "Abbé Constantin" in size and appearance. The 23 full-page plates which interpret the story are noticeable for their beauty and finish. The text page is very handsome. The type is large and only 12 lines are given on a page, with a graceful vignette top and bottom. Harper's young people, 1890. N. Y., Harper, [1890.] c. 6+892 p. il. Q. cl., $3.50.

Contains the following serials: "The red mustang," by W. O. Stoddard; "Phil and the baby," by Lucy C.

Lillie: A boy's town," by W. D. Howells: "Campmates," by Kirk Munroe; "Mother's way," by Margaret E. Sangster. Also the usual wealth of puzzles, jokes, short stories, poems, stories about bears, butterflies, cats, dogs, beetles, birds, etc. Harrison, Mrs. Burton.

Flower de Hundred ;

the story of a Virginia plantation. N. Y., Cassell Publishing Co., [1890.] c. 5+301 p. D. cl., $1.

Beginning before the war on a Virginia plantation, known as Flower de Hundred," the fortunes of the Throckmortons, who have occupied the old place for many generations, are followed through the war to the end. An excellent picture of Southern life, apparently taken from life, is offered. Havergal, Frances Ridley. Kept for the master's use. 142d thousand. N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, [1890.] 2-170 p. T. bds.,

25 C.

Havergal, Frances Ridley. Loyal responses; or, daily melodies for the king's minstrels. 125th thousand. N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, [1890.] 4-96 p. T. bds., 25 c.

Havergal, Frances Ridley. My king; or, daily thoughts for the king's children. 145th thousand. N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, [1890.] 4-128 p. T. bds., 25 c.

Havergal, Frances Ridley. Royal bounty; or, evening thoughts for the king's guests. 130th thousand. N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell. [1890.] 5-160 p. T. bds., 25 c. Havergal, Frances Ridley. Royal commandments; or, morning thoughts for the king's servants. 128th thousand. N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, 1890. 4-156 p. T. bds., 25 C.

Havergal, Frances Ridley. The royal invitation; or, daily thoughts on coming to Christ. 138th thousand. N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, [1890.] 4-128 p. T. bds., 25 c.

Havergal, Frances Ridley. Starlight through the shadows; and other gleams from the king's word. 66th thousand. N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, [1890.] 5+168 p. T. bds., 25 c. Heavenly dew; selections from various authors. [N. Y. and Chic., Fleming H. Revell, 1890.] no paging, col. il. Fe. bds., 35 c. Higginson, T. W., and Bigelow, E. H.


can sonnets. Bost., Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1890. C. 20+280 p. S. cl., $1.25.

The last American collection of sonnets appeared more says: "A comparison between that volume and this may than twenty years ago. Mr. Higginson, in his preface, safely be challenged, since it is clear that in this direction at least our literature has suffered no detriment with time." To indicate this fact, as well as from other motives, it has been thought best to give but a limited space to any single sonneteer. Some of the poems have been revised for this book by their authors, and one or two are printed for the first time. One hundred and Notes are appended, fifty-two writers are represented. giving the source of selection. Index of first lines. Index of authors.

Hitchcock, Ripley. Some American painters in water-colors: fac-similes of new works by W: T. Smedley, Rosina Emmet Sherwood, Walter L. Palmer and others; with pors. of the artists and representations of their work in black and white, with text by Ripley Hitchcock. N. Y., F: A. Stokes Co., 1890. C. no paging, F. hf. cl., $12.50; in portfolio, $15; édition de luxe, $35.

The following full-page fac-similes of water-colors are contained in the volume: A late arrival, by W. T. Smedley; Girl with flowers, by Rosina Emmet Sherwood; A truant on the beach, by Mrs. J. Pauline Sunter; Margaret,

by Leon Moran; Newly fallen snow, by Walter L. Palm

er: A Yale-Harvard race, by Ja. M. Barnsley; The pet gazelle, by J. L. Gerome Ferris; Little folk wide awake, by Maud Humphrey.

Hoare, E: N. Lennard's leader; or, on the track of the Emin relief expedition; il. by J. Nash. N. Y., E. & J. B. Young & Co., 1890. 3-314 p. D. cl., $1.25.

A summarized account of the Emin relief expedition

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