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Cambridge Historical Series has been added a volume by Mr. Edward Jenks, “ The History of the Australasian Colonies from Their Foundation to the Year 1893" (Clay, 6s.), bound, by the size of its subject, to be an abstract merely, but an abstract which the author's skill, the maps, and the excellent index have rendered most useful. "A Short History of the Catholic Church in England” (Catholic Truth Society, 3s. 60.) is, of course, intended for the general reader; while “Thé Legitimist Kalendar for the Year of Our Lord, 1895” (Henry, 5s, net), by the Marquis de Ruvigny and Raineval, I send you more as a curiosity than as a serious book. For "a text-book for Legitimists throughout the world” in which the line in the National Anthem appears as “soon to reign over us,” and which proclaims itself as “a very incomplete attempt to arouse interest in the History and Claims of the Elder Line of the Royal House of these Realms," is certainly a real curiosity.

A volume of a very different type is Mr. Edward F. Strange's “ Alphabets: a Handbook of Lettering with Historical, Critical, and Practical Descriptions" (Bell, 8s. 6d. net), one of Mr. Gleeson White's Ex-Libris Series, treating the subject from the standpoint of historical beauty, rather than that of historical value or antiquarian research. The result is a work of extreme interest to overy reader to whom the printed book has an appeal apart from the meaning conveyed by its contents. The illustrations number nearly two hundred, and give examples of all sorts of different types and letterings, both ancient and of to-day. Thus there are specimens of the alphabets designed by Mr. William Morris, Mr. Walter Crane, Mr. Selwyn Inage, and other designers of note who have experimented in this particular medium.

Of distinctively biographical interest I have not much to send you, but Professor R. K. Douglas's “Li Hungchang" (Bliss, 3s. 6d.), the new volume of Mr, Jeyes's Public Men of To-Day Series is very much on the nail, and makes an excellent introduction to the modern history of China, and to the study of its future developments. Of purely personal matter there is, of course, very little, but as a sketch of the Chinese Viceroy's public career and of his influence it could not be bettered. Then Archbishop Whateley's famous brochure, “ Historic Doubts relative to Napoleon Buonaparte" (Putnam, 3s.) has been reprinted; and Mr. Percy Fitzgerald has brought up to date and reissued in a popular form his “Sir Henry Irving: a Record of Over Twenty Years at the Lyceum" (Chatto, ls.)

You will find four or five books of great political value. Of these perhaps we should be most grateful for the two new volumes, the fifth and sixth, of Mr. Charles Booth's “Life and Labour of the People in London” (Macmillan, 7s.6d. each, net). The first of these deals with the building trades, wood workers, and metal workers; the second with precious metals, watches, and instruments, sundry manufactures, printing and paper and the textile trades. Each has an exhaustive index, and is thoroughly illustrated with diagrams. The amount of labour which their preparation entailed upon Mr. Booth and his assistants must have been enormous, but it is equalled by their value. Then there is “ The Problem of the Aged Poor” (Black, 6s.), by Mr. Geoffrey Drage, M.P., one of the gentlemen who turned out Sir William Harcourt at Derby. It is divided into three parts, dealing respectively with the extent and causes of old age pauperism and the means of meeting it, the question of old age pensions, and the conclusions which Mr. Drage draws from his investigations and considerations. He ventures to publish this book, he says, because “the Report of the Royal Commission on the Aged Poor has

given, for various reasons, so little satisfaction." On a subject of equal practical interest is Mr. Chance's “ The Better Administration of the Poor Law" (Sonnenschein, 6s.), a volume of Mr. C. S. Loch's Charity Organisation Series, designed to serve as a guide to the administrators of the Poor Law. Mr. Chance advocates the restriction of out-door relief with a view to its virtual abolition. Dr. F. H. Wines's “Punishment and Reformation: an Historical Sketch of the Rise of the Penitentiary System" (Sonnenschein, 6s.) hails from America, and naturally has a good deal to say about “the honourable part which the United States has borne in the movement for a better recognition of the rights even of convicted criminals.” “This is not," says the author, “ a book on prisons, much less on the organisation of Government prisons.” It is designed rather "as an aid to legislation and a guide to the formation of a correct public opinion." Then you will find a new volume of Mr. W. J. Ashley's Series of Economic Classics, a reprint of Thomas Mun's “England's Treasure by Forraign Trade, 1664" (Macmillan, 3s. net).

A suggestivo scientific work, and ono to which specialist critics have not taken very kindly, on account of the heterodoxy of the theory it advances, is Mr. Charles Dixon's " Migration of British Birds” (Chapman, 7s. 6d.). It deals with the post-glacial emigrations of British birds as traced by the application of a new law governing the geographical dispersal of species, and is put forth as “a contribution to the study of migration, geographical distribution, and insular faunas.” More orthodox, and dealing generally with the same subject, is Mr. F. E. Beddard's “A Text-Book of Zoogeography (Clay, 6s.), a volume of the Biological Series of the Cambridge Natural Science Manuals. It has useful maps, and aims at giving the principal facts of its subject without an undue profusion of detail.

Of science of a less theoretical kind I send you two books. One, “ The Pheasant” (Longmans, 5s.), is a new volume of the Fur and Feather Series, and is the joint work of the Rev. H. A. Macpherson, who deals with the natural history of the bird, of Mr. A. J. Stuart-Wortley, who deals with its shooting, and Mr. Innes Shand, who, in due order, treats of its cooking. The illustrations are good. The second book, Mr. P. Anderson Graham's “Country Pastimes for Boys” (Longmans, 6s.), I cannot praise too highly. It is just the kind of volume there was a need for, and which should be in every house where boys are, or where boys visit. It is not a manual of sports or games, nor of the pursuits which every boy learns at school, but it is designed to suggest occupations, healthy out-of-door occupations, for boys in the country who are thrown on their own resources. Moreover, it is wisely aimed at the comprehension of lads ten or eleven years old, and everything, with the aid of nearly three hundred illustrations, is made perfectly clear. It has twenty-two chapters, and deals with such subjects as birds'-nesting, bird jets, poultry and pigeons, fishing with and without tackle, skating, swimming, and kite and toy-boat making. It is a volume entirely admirable and praiseworthy.

In verse I send three volumes-two of a kind ambitious if not presumptuous, one modest and unassuming; and not unnaturally the least "important" is the best of the three, and holds the most pleasant reading. Neither Sir Edwin Arnold's “ The Tenth Muse and Other Poems” (Longmans, 5s.net), nor Mr. Eric Mackay's “A Song of the Sea, My Lady of Dreams, and Other Poems' (Methuen, 5s.) have any qualities other than those their readers will expect, while Mr. Mackay's shows a deterioration somewhat sad when we remember his early and best work. Compare, for instance, his “Song to the Sea" with Mr. William Watson's recent poem on the same subject. However, both Sir Edwin Arnold and Mr. Mackay are supposed to be “in the running" for the laureateship, so you must see the volumes. The third book is Miss Dollie Radford's “ Songs and Verses” (Lane, 4s. 6d. net), a sweet collection of lyrics and short poems, many of which once read stick obstinately in the memory--the best test for this kind of verse. They have music, and heart, and charm-qualities none too plentiful in contemporary poetry.. I wish I could quote some of the stanzas; you must waste no time in reading the book for yourself. No one will hail Mrs. Radford as a "new" or a “great” poet, but she is a real one for all that, and her slight little volume is worth having and treasuring.

The literature of religion and theology has had no very serious contributions, although it is difficult to estimate the effect which a book like Mr. Coventry Patmore's “ The Rod, the Root, and the Flower " (Bell, 5s.) may have on its readers. It is a collection of aphorisms and short passages dealing with various matters mundane and divine, characterised by extreme sbrewdness and clearness of presentment. Mr. Patmore describes his work here as“ being mainly that of the poet, bent upon discovering and reporting how the loving hint' of doctrine has 'met the longing guess' of the souls of those who have so believed in the Unseen that it has become visible, and who have thenceforward found their existence to be no longer a sheath without a sword, a desire' without fulfilment." Then I send Mr. C. L. Marson's “The Following of Christ” (Stock, 5s.), a collection of short “ exercises” from modern writers intended to serve “for the devout reader" as a help and a starting point for meditation. All sorts of writers have been rapsacked for suitable passages, from John Stuart Mill to Mrs. Lynn Linton; and Canon Scott Holland writes a preface to the volume. You will find a curiosity in the shape of a reprint, in facsimile, of “The Souldier's Pocket Bible" (Stock, ls.), more generally known as “Cromwell's Soldiers' Bible," which was compiled and issued for the use of the Commonwealth Army in 1643. The little book has a bibliographical introduction, and a preface by Lord Wolseley, in which he says that “ the soldier who carries this Bible in his pack possesses what is of far higher value to him than the proverbial marshal's bâton."

In the way of literary criticism and essays the most important book is Mr. C. W. G. Warr's “The Greek Epic ” (S.P.C.K., 2s. 6d.), a volume of the Dawn of European Literature Series, dealing with the literature of Prehistoric Greece, Homer and the Homeric Poetry, and Hesiod and the Hesiodic “ Theogony." Rather more modern in its subject is Mr. Oliver Elton's “ An Introduction to Michael Drayton" (Cornish, Manchester), printed for the Spenser Society, and containing a good portrait, & facsimile signature, a bibliography, and an index. If you want seriously to study the author of “A Ballade of Agincourt,"' here is your opportunity. And, finally, Mr. H. S. Salt's “Selections from Thoreau" (Macmillan, 5s.), a volume of the Eversley Series, is likely to do a good deal to make the author of “ Walden” better known in England. The selections given, though moderate in compass, are, says Mr. Salt, "typical of Thoreau in almost all his moods and aspects." The frontispiece portrait of the American writer is a delightful presentment of the man. By the way, among the new editions you will find two of

Thoreau's complete works, “Essays and Other Writings "s" and "A Week on the Concord” (Scott, 2s.6d. each), volumes of the excellent New England Library. It is an attractive edition. Thoreau is evidently making way with our public.

Now that your library is growing at such a rate, and makes such a centre of interest in your neighbourhood, you will be glad of Mr. Sonnenschein's "A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literature” (Sonnenschein, 31s. 6d.), the first supplement to his very useful “Best Books." This bulky volume tabulates and arranges under easily discovered heads, with an infinity of cross references, all the books of any value of the past five years. By its aid we can turn up in a minute the names of the latest literature and the most abstruse of subjects. There are two other miscellaneous books. Miss Margaret Bateson's “ Professional Women upon their Professions : Conversations Recorded” (Cox, 5s.), is a series of interviews, with portraits, reprinted from the Queen. A specialist speaks for each subject-thus, Mrs. Sheldon Amos for vestry work, Mrs. Mary Davies for singing, Miss Demain Hammond for illustration, and Madame Katti Lanrer for ballet dancing. Mr. Algernon Rose's “ Talks with Bandsmen: a Popular Handbook for Brass Instrumentalists" (Rider, 2s. 6d.), describes itself. It is illustrated, and its author is enthusiastic; he seems to think, and gives his reasons for thinking, that the future of the British working-man depends on the integrity of the national brass band.

You may not care to give to a new writer the steady attention you have learnt to give to Mr, Meredith, and so perhaps you will miss some of the excellence of Mr. Francis Prevost's “Rust of Gold” (Ward and Lock, 5s.), a collection of five short stories and four dialogues (these last are slight and unimportant), in which the influence of the author of " Evan Harrington” is always paramount. Mr. Prevost does not satisfy himself with a plain statement; he must refine upon his meaning, repeating it agair and again in alternative phrases. But still he gets his effect: and if his writing is not always clear, it is seldom undistinguished. And moreover the foundation, the skeleton, of his matter is good. His plots are modern. and interesting, and his characters live.

I REGRET to hear that Mr E. R. Louden, the young Englishman who started off some months ago to walk round the world, has been compelled to abandon his enterprise after having covered 2,300 miles on shanks's pony. Mr. E. R. Louden worked his way through France, then crossing the Pyrenees, made his way to Gibraltar, crossed the Straits, and started to walk along the African coast. His idea, it will be remembered, was to earn enough money as he went to pay his way. This he was able to do with considerable success owing to an engagement in which he had entered with Galignani's Messenger, to which journal he contributed interesting travel papers. from time to time. Unfortunately, his arrangement broke down in some unexpected way; at the same time: his physical strength gave way. I am very sorry for Mr. Louden, but I am very glad that he did not get further away before he broke down. A walking tour round the world is no joke, and Mr. Louden, although be had any amount of pluck and perseverance, was not tough enough in physique to stand the strain of so arduous a pilgrimage. He has gained a good deal of experience, seen much more of the world than he would have done if he had remained in South Wales, and he has gone through quite sufficient adventures to make his forthcoming book a volume of more than ordinary interest.

THE ANNUAL INDEX,

A REFERENCE LIBRARY OF PERIODICALS-A SUGGESTION. THE need for convenient access to the articles referred Annual is in no sense a reprint of the twelve monthly

to in the Periodicals of the World in our Monthly iists. The Annual is, in fact, "an attempt to present, as

and Annual Index leads me to publish the follow- nearly as possible, complete bibliographies of every ing letters from subscribers who feel the need for an up- subject that has been discussed in the magazines and to-date Reference Library. What is wanted is a library reviews of 1891." where back files as well as current numbers of serial pub

SOME PRESS OPINIONS OF THE INDEX FOR 1894. lications are accessible. Mr. A. Silva White writes:

The Westminster Gazette says:Having once used the Index and tested its value, I regard it as an indispensable aid to a busy man of letters and as an

We have on former occasions called attention to the most up-to-date supplement to Poole.

useful - Index to Periodicals” which is issued annually from I wish Mr. Stead would start a Publicists' Library, where one

the office of the REVIEW OF REVIEWS. We wish the work could readily obtain and take away (if necessary) the various

were as well known and as highly appreciated as it ought to publications which pass through your hands. The British

be. It represents a very large amount of labour and expense, Museum does not contain them all, nor does it offer all the

the and at five shillings is ridiculously cheap. For journalists, advantages which a Publicists' Library might supply to those

librarians, students, and the great unnamed host interested in engaged in journalism and work for the reviews. For myself,

current periodical literature the Index is of the utmost value, I have found it necessary to buy back numbers of the monthlies

and great credit is due to Mr. Stead for his enterprise in containing articles overlooked at the time of their publication.

placing, at what must be considerable personal loss, such a

work within the reach of everybody likely to require it. In the same sense another correspondent wrote some

The Daily News says:months ago :

It is simply indispensable to the student of contemporary May I as a reader of the REVIEW OF Reviews ask whether you ever allow people to refer to back numbers of magazines

life and thought, as these are mirrored in the periodical

literature of the day. at your office? The practical value of your Index to magazine articles would, I think, be still greater if you were to afford The Literary World says:facilities to subscribers of looking at the magazines themselves, The REVIEW OF REVIEWS " Index to the Periodicals of 1891," many of which are not accessible at any club. The con- just issued, deserves a strong recommendation for the utility venience of this would be specially great in regard to back and assistance it is able to give to all who have to deal with numbers. I often see articles referred to in your old Indexes current periodical literature. The arrangement of the entries which I should be glad to get at, but for the expense and is systematic and good, and the tests we have been able to trouble of getting the old magazines. I feel sure that if some apply show accuracy and fulness. Such a publication as this such plan were possible it would be very popular, and would can bring but little profit from the necessarily limited number increase the already large obligation of the public towards the of subscribers it receives, and those for whom it is intended REVIEW OF REVIEWS.

owe the proprietor an additional word of thanks for his enterHere is another letter from Scotland bearing on this prise in projecting the Index. question :

The Speaker says: I generally make a practice of studying the Index to the Its value to students of contemporary literature and affairs contents of the various magazines published each month in is, of course, obvious. It has been compiled with skill, the REVIEW OF REVIEW, but in the case of foreign ones, if I judgment, and knowledge, and it deserves to rank high see any article that I should like to read, I find it very difficult amongst works of ready reference. and sometimes impossible to see it. Either I am informed The Dublin Figaro says :that the magazine in question, which contains the article, is

It is one of the most useful books a literary man can require. only to be obtained by subscribing for a whole year, or else This exhaustive compilation was first published in 1890, and the various foreign booksellers and agents I have tried take since that time has rendered the work of the pressman com. weeks and weeks to procure it for me.

paratively easy. Now that you are bringing out the Index in a separate form,

The Hastings and St. Leonards Vews says: I venture to suggest that if in connection with it you could establish a species of lending library of the magazines indexed,

Among the books indispensable to the literary worker must it would be a great boon to many, who, like myself, are as a

now be classed “ The Annual Index to Periodicals.” The rule at a distance from London, and we would gladly pay any

contents are admirably arranged, and so skilfully classified, reasonable subscription.

that any article or any subject can be at once pounced upon,

and a vast amount of fruitless searching among papers and The question thus raised is one that is of obvious

magazines saved to the busy writer. interest to all our readers. Suppose I agree to act upon these suggestions, and open either a reference or lending

FROM THE LIBRARY. library of magazines and reviews, how many readers Many librarians write that the Index is now “indiswould care to subscribe, say, 10s, a year? I shall await pensable," but I have only space to quote one or two. communications with interest. Such a library seems the Mr. Arthur W. Hutton, librarian at the National Liberal natural outcome of our Index, for it is much more useful Club, says: indexing what is accessible than what is inaccessible.

I find the Index of great value on account of its careful And here let me once again repeat that the Monthly subject classification. Index and the Annual are totally distinct publications, Mr. John W. Lister, of the Public Library at Hore, but as the error that the Annual is a mere compila writes :tion of the Monthly is still made, it will not be out of It is one of the most useful books that could be placed in a place to emphasise once more this point. The Monthly reference library. Constant use of it gives one a thorough professes to be nothing more than a rough-and-ready appreciation of its usefulness, and of the workmanlike manner makeshift till the annual volume appears, and the in which it is compiled.

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Abbreviations of Magazine Titles used in this Inder, which is limited to the following periodicals.
A.C.Q. American Catholic Quarterly Review. Fr. L. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly.

Naut, M. Nautical Magazigé.
A. M. C. American Magazine of Civics.
Free R. Free Review

X. E, M. New England Magazine.
A. A, P. S. Aunals of the American Academy of G. M. Gentleman's Magazine.

N. I. R. New Ireland Review.
Political and Social Science.
G. J. Geographical Journal.

New R. New Review.
Ant. Antiquary.
G. 0. P. Girl's Own Paper.

New W. New World.
Arch. R. Architectural Record.
G. W. Good Words.

N. C. Nineteenth Century.
A.
Arena.
G. T. Great Thoughts.

N. A. R. North American Review,
Argosy.
Harp. Harper's Magazine,

0. D. Our Day.
As.
Asclepiad.
Hom. R. Homiletic Review.

0. Outing. A. Q. Asiatic Quarterly.

H.
Humanitariau.

P. E. F. Palestine Exploration Fund.
Ata. Atalanta.

Idler.

P. M. M. Pall Mall Magazine,
A.M. Atlantic Monthly.
I. L, Index Library.

Phil. R. Philosophical Review,
Bank. Bankers' Magazine.
I. J. E. International Journal of Ethics.

P. L. Poet-Lore.
B.S. Bibliotheca Sacra.
I. R. Investors' Review,

P. R. R. Presbyterian and Reformei Review.
Black. Blackwood's Magazine.
Ir. E. R. Irish Ecclesiastical Record.

P. M. Q. Primitive Methodist Quarterly Review. B. T. J. Board of Trade Journal. Ir, M. Irish Monthly.

Psy. R. Proceedings of the Society for l'sychical
Bkman. Bookman.
Jew, Q. Jewish Quarterly.

Research,
B.
Borderland.
J. EI. Journal of Education.

Psychol R. Psychological Review.
Cal. R. Calcutta Review.
J. Micro. Journal of Microscopy.

Q.J.Econ, Quarterly Journal of Economics,
Can, M. Canadian Magazine.
J.P. Econ. Journal of Political Economy.

Q. R. Quarterly Review, C.F. M. Cassell's Family Magazine.

J. R. A. S. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society. Q. Quiver. C.S. J. Cassell's Saturday Journal.

J.R.C.I. Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute. Ř. R. R. Religious Review of Reviews. Cas. M. Cassier's Magazine.

J. R. U. Journal of the Royal United Service Rel. Reliquary. C. W. Catholic World.

S.I. Institution.

R. C, Review of the Churches.
C. M. Century Magazine.
Jur. R. Juridical Review.

R. R. A. Review of Reviews (America).
C. J. Chambers's Journal.
K. 0. King's Own.

R.R. Aus, Review of Reviews (Australasia). Char. R. Charities Review.

knowledge.

St. N. St. Nicholas.
Chaut. Chautauquan.
L. H. Leisure Hour.

Sc. G. Science Gossip.
Ch.Mis.I. Church Missionary Intelligencer.

Library.

Sc, P. Science Progress. Ch. Q. Church Quarterly.

Lippincott's Monthly.

Scots. Scots Magazine. C.R. Contemporary Review.

London Quarterly.

Scot.G.M. Scottish Geographical Magazine. Cornbill.

Longman's Magazine.

Scot. R. Scottish Review.
Cos. Cosmopolitan.
Lu. Lucifer,

Scrib. Scribner's Magaziae.
Crit. R. Critical Review.
Lad. M. Ludgate Illustrated Magazine.

Str.

Strand Magazine.
D, R. Dublin Review.
McCI. McClure's Magazine.

Sun. H. Sunday at Home.
Econ. J. Economic Journal.
Mac. Macmillan's Magazine.

Sun. M. Sunday Magazine.
Econ. R. Economic Review.
Man. Q. Manchester Quarterly.

T. B. Temple Bar.
E. R. Edinburgh Review,
Med. M. Medical Magazine.

Th. Theatre.
Ed. R. A. Educational Review, America.
M. W. D. Men and Women of the Day.

Think. Thinker,
Ed, R. L. Educational Review, London,
Mind. Mind.

T.C. Twentieth Century.
Eng. M. Engineering Magazine.
Min. Minster.

U.S. M. United Service Magazine.
E. H. English Historical Review.
Mis, R. Missionary Review of the Worla.

W. R. Westminster Review.
E. I. English Illustrated Magazine.
Mon. Monist.

W. M. Windsor Magazine.
Ex. Expositor.

M.
Month.

W. H. Woman at Home.
Ex. T. Expository Times.
M.P. Monthly Packet.

Y. R. Yale Review,
Folk-Lore.
Nat. R. National Review.

Y. M. Young Man.
F. R. Fortnightiy Review.
N. Sc. Natural Science.

Y. W. Young Woman.
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Adams, Prof. John C., Henriette Corkran on, TB. Aug.
Africa (see also Egypt, Egypt and the Soudan, Moroc o):

Routes in Africa, by Capt, F. D. Lugard, Nat R, Aug.
British East Africa, A Q, July.
Boer, Africander, and Briton, by Major F. I. Ricarde-Seaver, FR, Aug.
The Transvaal, the Swazis, and the War with Makato, by A. G. C. Van

Duyl, A Q, July.
Agriculture (see also Contents of Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society):

Our Production and Consumption of Wheat, by R. H. Wallace, CJ, Aug.
" Thirty Years in the Grain Trade, by E. R. Williams, NAR, July.
Abalya Baee, an Indian Queen, Arg, Aug.
Alps : Housekeeping on the Alps, by Susan Carpenter, GOP, Aug.
American History: The Proper Perspective of American History, by Prof.

Woodrow Wilson, F, July
Angling, see Fishing,
Antar tic Exploration, Mac, Arg.
Appetites, Rev. W. A. Sutton on, Ir M, Aug.
Arabia : Exploration of the Frankincense Country, Southern Arabia, by J.

Theodore Beut, GJ, Aug.
Arc, Joan of, Recollections of, by L. de Conte, Harp, Aug.
Archæology, see Contents of Antiquary, Index Library, Reliquary.
Archery, ER, July.
Architecture, see Contents of Architectural Record.
Armada, Q R, July.
Armenia :

The Condition of Armenia, by E. J. Dillon, CR, Aug.

The Armenian Question, by Hormuzi Rassam. A Q, July.
Armies (see also Conteuts of the Journal of the Royal United Service Institus

tion, United Service Magazines):
Moral Tactics in the Army, by Maj.-Gen. W. E. Montague, Black, Aug.
Railway Batteries and Armoured Trains, by Col. Boxall, FR, Aug.

Cartridges, by Spenser Wilkinson, Nat R, Aug. Astronomy :

The Unseen Universe, by Sir R. S. Ball, Mon, Aug. "
Stars and Molecules, by Rev. Edmuud Ledger, NC, Aug.
? The Distance of the Stars in the Milky Way, ('. Easton on, K, Aug.

The Oases of Mars, by P. Lowell, A M, Aug.
Athens, Ancient, -How a Girl lived in Athens, by S. E. Hall, At
Atlantic Ocean: The North Atlantic Pilot Chart, CJ, Aug.

Augustine, St., of Canterbury, and Bede, by Dean Farrar, Q, Aug.
Aurelius, Marcus, Stoicism of, by W. L. Sheldon, H, Aug.
Australia :
The Political Leaders of New South Wales, by J. Tighe Ryan, RRA,

July.
The Canadian Dominion and Australiau “ Commonwealth,” by Dr. J. G.

Bourinot, Scot R, July.
Ruined Queensland; the Secret of Her Downfall, by H. W. Boyd Mackay,

WR, Aug.
Autographs, Dr. G. Birkbeck Hill on, A M, Aug.
Balfour's (A. J.) « Foundations of Belief:

Mr. Balfour's Philosophy, by Dr. W. Barry. DR, July.
The “ Foundations of Belief," by Sir F. Pollock, Mind, July,
Spencer versus Balfour, by Prof. St. George Mivart, N C, Aug.

Unsigned Articles on, ER, July ; LQ, July.
“ Baltic,” London, F. Dolman on, Lud i , dug.
Barr, Mrs. Amelia E., YW, Aug.
Bede, and St. Augustine of Canterbury, by Dean Farrar, Q, Aug.
Bells and Bell Customs, by Miss F. Peacock, DR, July.
Berkshire, United States : Reminiscences of Literary Berkshire, by H. D.

Sedgwick, CM, Aug.
Bible and Biblical Criticism (see also Contents of Church Quarterly Review,

Clergyman's Magazine, Critical Review, Dublin Review, Erpositor,
Expository Times, Homiletic Review, King's Own, Presbyterian and

Reformed Review, Thinker):
Archeology of the Pentateuch, by Major C. R. Conder, Scot R, July,
Bible in Schools:
The Archbishops' Committee on Voluntary Schools, by Principal Gent, RC,

July.
Religious Instruction in the Public Schools of the United States, J. H.

Croker on, WR, Aug.
Birds :

Curiosities of Bird Life, by Dr. R. Bowdler Sharpe, GW, Aug.
When Leaves are Green, by a “Son of the Marshes," PMM, Aug..
The Manx Shearwater ; a Poor Relation of the Albatross, by T. Digby

Pigott, Black, Aug.
Blackie, Prof. J. S., Henriette Corkran on, TB, Au
Bourget's (Paul) “ André Coruelis," Russell P. Jacobus on, FR, Aug.

Book Sales in the West-End, A. L. Humphreys on, Bkman, Aug.
Bookbinding, Violet C. Tweedale on, CJ, Aug.
Boston). Mass : Roundabout to Boston, by W. D. Howells, Harp. Aug.
Brooks, Phillips, J. Fox on, PRR, July.
Brownell, Henry Howard, R. Burton on, NEM. July.
Burnett, Mrs. Frances Hodgson, Interviewed by Miss Balgarpie, GT, Ang.
Byron, Lord, -The Secret of the Byron Separation, by W. Graham, T C, June.

Electoral (see also Parliamentary :
The General Election :

J. M. Robertson op, Free R, Aug.
The Moral of the General Election, by H. H. L. Bellot, WR, Aug.
Britain in the Box, Black, Aug.
What Does it all Mean? By Rev. J. Guinness Rogers, N C, Aug.
The Rout of the Faddists, by E. Dicey, NC, Aug.

Humours of Electioneering, by C. W. Radcliffe-Cooke, E I, Aug.
Electricity, see Contents of Engineering Magazine.
Eliot's (George) Neighbourhood, Warwickshire, George Morley on, TC.

Juve. Elizabeth, Queen,-The First Twenty Years of the Reign of Elizabeth, Ch Q.

July.
Ely Palace, Precentor Venables on, GW, Aug.
English History, (see also Cromwell, and Contents of English Historical

Rerie):
The Armada, Q R, July
The First Twenty Years of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Ch Q, July.

Mary Tudor and the Reformers, Rev. J. D. Breen on, DR, July,
Episcopal Church of America, “ Pastoral Letter," Eliza Gold on, F, July.
Eternal Punishment, see Hell.
Euphrates, Sources of, by W. F. Ainsworth, G J, Aug.
Evil Eye, Q R, July
Evolution (see also Heredity) :
The Theory of Evolution and Social Progress, by Prof. J. Le Conte, Mon.

July.
The Present Problems of Organic Evolution, Prof. E. D. Cope on, Mon.

July.
Bateson on Variation of Organic Life, E R, July.
Extradition, Herbert E. Boyle on, TC, June.

Cairns, Dr. John, James Macaulay on, Sun H, Aug. Caithness Folk-Lore, Frank Rinder on, Scot R. July. (alifornia: The Fruit-Farning Fiasco, by J. L. Macdonali, Nat R, Aug. (amberwell, H. D. Lowry on, W M, July. Canada : The Dominion and the Australian "Commonwealth," by Dr. J. G.

Bourinot, Scot R, July. Capernaum, see under Palestine. Carlyle, Thomas, Dr. D. Pryde op, Scots, Aug. Caserta, see uuder Italy. Castle Dangerous, CJ, Aug. Catholic Church, See Contents of Catholic World, Dublin Review, Irish

Ecclesiastical Record, Vonth. Centenarians, Netta E. Cargill on, Str, July. Centurion, W. Wood on, Lud M, Aug. Chamois-Hunting in the High Alps, by Hugh E. M. Stutfield, Black,

Aug. Chautauqua, CJ, Aug. Chemistry: The Spectroscope in Recent Chemistry, R. A. Gregory ou, FR,

Aug.
Children:

The Factory Children, Econ R, July.
The New Child, by Mrs. E. T. Cook, GW, Aug.

Cbild Life in Bible Lands, by Dr. J. Wells, Sun M, Aug.
China:

China and Japan in Korea, see Koren.
Western China as a New British Market, by H. S. Hallett, NC, Aug.

Every-Day Scenes in China, by J. Ralph, Harp, Aug. (bitral: The Future of Chitral and Neighbouring Countries, Dr. G. W.

Leitner on, A Q, July, ('burch and Christianity, (see also Contents of Church Quarterly Revieve',

Dublin Review, etc.):
The Natural History of the Christian Religion, by J. P. Gilmour, Free R,

Aug.
Church of the Future: The Universal Church, A. Taylor on, A, July.
Churches :

French and English Churches, R. S. Peabody on, A M. Aug.

A Day at Ely Cathedral, by Isabelle M. L. Forrest, Q, Aug. Classics, see Contents of Classical Revicu. Clerical Celibacy, Dean Farrar and Archdeacon Sinclair on, RC. July. Colonies, see Contents of Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute. (Colonisation : Two Ways of Colonizing, New R, Aug. Colorado: A Glimpse of the Silvery Sau Juan, by T. A. Rickard, Eng M,

July. (Columbus, Journal and Letters of, E. E. Minton on, Man Q. July.

and Spencer. by Prof. Watson, Prof. J. Iverach ou, Crit R, July. Constantinople, see under Turkey. Cookery, Literature of, Col. Kenney-Herbert on, Nat R. Aug. Cooper, Fenimore. Literary Offences of, Mark Twain on, NAR, July. Corsica :

A Visit to Bonifacio, by J. N. Usher, G M, Aug.

Unsigned Article on, C, Aug.
Cowboys : Cracker Cowboys of Flori la, by F. Remingtou, Harp, Aug.
Coweu, Joseph, Interviewed by F. Dolman, YM, Aug.
('raven, Mrs. Augustus, Memoirs of, LQ, July.
Crispi Dictatorship. Ouida on, CR, Ang.
Cromwell's Major-Generals, by David W. Rannie, EH, July.
Cycling:

The Bicyling Era, J. G. Speed on, Lipp, Aug.
All about Coventry Cycles, by H. C. Wilkins, W M, July.
All Paris Awheel, by A. Alexandre, Scrib, Aug.

Fashion, see under Dress.
Finance (see also under United States; and Contents of Bankers' Magazin

Board of Trade Journal, Investors' Review) :
Depression Corrected, ER, July.
Outline of a New Philosophy of Moncy, by A. J. Webb, A, July.
The Ethical Basis of Distribution and Its Application to Taxation, by T.

W. Carver, A APS, July. The Rateable Value of England and Wales, by T. R. Luke, W R, Aug. The Single Tax, see under Land. “ Coin's Financial School," and Its Censors, W. H. Harvey on, NAR, July.

“Coin's" Food for the Gullibie, Prof. J. L. Laughlin on, F, July. Fish :

The Habits and Tastes of Fish, X. Pearson on, P MM, Aug.
Angling as an Exercise, W. Senior on, W M, July.

Tarpon-Fishing in Texas, by Edith A. Bailey, Black, Aug.
Fitzgerald, Edward, L Q, July.
Four Hundred of New York, Mrs. Burton Harrison on, Cos, July.
France :
Development of the Present Constitution of France, by R. Saleilles, A APS

July.
Fraternal France, by Admiral Maxse, Nat R, Aug.
Personal History of the Second Empire, by A, D. Vandam, N A R, July.
The Palace of Fontainebleau, by A. F. Jaccaci, PMM, Aug.
The Constable Lesdiguières, by E. Armstrong, EH, July.
Some Idea of a Parisian Boulevard, by R. Welsh, Q. Aug.
Marseilles, W. H. Pollock on, Long, Aug.

Aix-en-Province, W. H. Pollock on, EI, Aug.
Francis, Saint, of Assisi, Ch Q. July.
Freeman, Edward A., C. Kegan Paul on, M, July.
Fr re, Sir Bartle, Life and Correspondence of, ER, July.
Friendly Society System, Q R July.
Folk-Lore of Caithness, by Frank Rinder, Scot R, July.
Fontainebleau, see under France.
Forbin, M. de, E. Perronet Thompson on, G M, Aug.

Degeneration, see under Nordau (Dr. Max).
Democracy's Opportunity, by W. H. Robinson, W R, Aug.
Denmark, see Scandinavia
Diatessaron, J. Rendel Harris on, CR, Ang.
Divers, A. E. Bonser ou, CFM, Aug.
Dogs' Home, Battersea, B. Tozer on, EI, Aug.
Doubault, Madame de, J. J. Brown ou, Nat R
Dreams, D. Trelawney on, Min, Aug.
Dress :

The Follies of Fashion, Mrs. Parr on, PMM, Aug.

A Century of Fashions, H. Bouchot on, Cos, July. Duse, Eleonora, William Archer on, FR, Ang.

Galt, John, Novels of, J. H. Millar on, New R, Aug.
Garshine, V. M., Russian Writer, TB. Aug.
Gaskell, Mrs., Mat Hompes on, GM, Aug.
Genius, Madness of, by Dr. L, Forbes Winslow, H, Aug.
Geography, see Contents of Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society,

Scottish Geographical Magazine. Geology (see also Contents of Geological Magazine, Journal of Geology): «The Meeting-Place of Geology and History," by Sir J. W. Dawson, Rer.

D. Gath Whitley on, Crit R, July.
German Literature : Some German Novels, Black, Aug
Germany :

The German Struggle for Liberty, Poulteney Bigelow on, Harp, Aug.

Two Days in Weimar, by Ellen Sigrid, Can M, July. Ghosts :

The Logic of Ghosts, by J. M. Robertson, Free R, Aug.

The Wesley Ghost, by Andrew Laug, CR, Aug. Goats: Wild Traits in the Sheep and Goat, by Dr. L. Robinson, N A R, July. Golf at St Andrews, by H. Hutchinson, Min, Aug. (irace, Dr. W.G., Hon. R. Lyttelton on, New R, Aug. Grahame's (Kenneth) ** Golden Age," G. S. Street on, New R, Aug.

Eastern Question, see Orient, Korea, etc.
Elucation, (see also Universities, Bible in Schools, Kindergarten ; and Coutenis

of Educational Review, Educational Times): Mr. Acland's New Educational Code, J. J. Davies on, WR, Aug. Public Schools and Scientific Education, F. W. Caulfeild on, New R,

Aug.
Is Separate Education of the Sexes a istake? Symposium. RC, July.
Westfield College, Hampstead, C. E. Maynar i ou, Ata, Aug.

University Extension in America, Miss A. M. Earle on, NC, Aug.
Egypt:

The British Occupation of Egypt, Abdullah Ash-Shilmi on, A Q, July. Contemporary Egypt, by F. C. Penfield, NAR, July. Egypt and the Sondan: The Eastern Soudan, by Lieut.-Gen. F. H. Tyrrell,

Cal R, July.

Hamley, Sir Edward,

Colonel Maurice on, USM, Ang.
Sir Elward Hamley and the Egyptian Government, by Maj. Gen. Sis

W. F. Butler, CR, Aug
Hell : The Case against ' Eternal l'unishment," WR, Aug.
Here lity (see also Evolution):
The Right of the chill ('onsi lerei in the Light of Heredity and Prenatal

Influence, by B, 0. I lower, A, July.
A Question of Manliness, by W. T. Husband, H, Aug.

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