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The World of the Great Forest
DU CHAILLU. With 50 illustrations by C. R. Knight and J. H. Gleeson. Square
Undoubtedly the masterpiece of the well-known explorer, in which his young friends may read how his companions of the great African Forest, in which he spent so many years, describe in their own language their characteristics, feelings, manner of life, means of subsistence, etc., etc., as if they were actually endowed with the gift of speech and had made him their confidant. The copious illustrations, by artists of reputation as animal painters, emphasize the adventurous interest and picturesqueness of which wild animal life is full. The Jack of All Trades, or New Ideas for American Boys. By DANIEL C.
BEARD. Profusely illustrated by the author. Square 8vo, $2.00.
An entirely new book by Mr. Beard. No author possesses to such a degree the ability to describe and make interesting to boys all the various ingenious devices for amusement and new games.
Over 30,000 of his two previous books have been sold.
C. BEARD. New edition of “ The American Boy's Book of Sport." With more
than 300 illustrations. Square 8vo, $2.00.
These books will be similar in style to the author's “ American Boy's Handy Book."
By William Henry Frost, author of “ The
Mr. Frost here applies his attractive methods to re-telling, for young and old, the fasci-
trations by Wal Paget. I 2mo, $1.25.
Ar entirely new edition, fully illustrated, of the most popular of Stevenson's books. Brethren of the Coast. A Tale of West Indian Pirates. By Kirk MUNROE.
Illustrated by Rufus F. ZOGBAUM. 12mo, $1.25.
Mr. Munroe's new story is one of breathless interest, and deals with the fortunes of an American boy, born in Cuba and heir to large plantations, who has many surprising adventures with the pirates, and, after his escape, as an officer in the American Navy. Each with Three New Books by G. A. Henty 2190: illustrations
$1.50. With Buller in Natal; or, a Born Leader. A most interesting story of the Boer war.
The hero, Chris King, is a scout in the service of Gen. Yule at Glencoe, then in Ladysmith, and
then with Gen. Buller. In each place Chris and his friends had many thrilling adventures. In the Irish Brigade. A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain. The story of a young Irish
lad, Desmond Kennedy, who left Ireland to join the Irish Brigade in the service of Louis
XIV. He has many adventures with the army in Scotland, Flanders and Spain.
figure of this brilliant story, and the little-known history of the struggle for Italian Freedom
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A REVIEW AND RECORD OF CURRENT LITERATURE
NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 1900
THE BOOK BUYER is published on the first of every month. Subscription price, $1.50 per year.
XVIII, XIX and XX, $1.50. Covers for binding, 50 cts, each. Bound volume sent on receipt of $1.00 and all the num. bers in good condition. Postage prepaid. Volumes I, II, and III out of print. CHARLES SCRIBNER'S Sons, New YORK.
young untried writer to collaborate bourne lived at Vailima he not only gave with an older author of established fame. his stepfather help in literary work and The average reader is apt to attribute the ardent support in the political struggles strong and interesting parts to the greater for the welfare of Samoa, but he took man, and what does not please him to the upon his own shoulders the entire burden youthful collaborator.
of managing the estate. During that time Mr. Lloyd Osbourne, whose name is on he learned the Samoan language, which the title-page of several of Robert Louis he speaks with unusual correctness for Stevenson's books, is now bringing out a
a white man. He went about a great volume of his own collected stories, some deal among the natives, taking boating of which have already appeared in the trips around the island, walking over the magazines. They are almost all tales of mountain ridges and spending weeks at the South Seas, a remote part of the a time far from the haunts of civilizaworld, but familiar to Mr. Osbourne as tion. Scotland to Barrie or India to Kipling. Mr. Osbourne has made excellent use of
The young man was barely nineteen his most romantic life. It has been his when he went with his stepfather, Mr. good fortune to sail the blue waters of the Stevenson, on the yacht Casco, bound for Pacific, to wander in the valley of Typee the Marquesas and the South Seas. A on the Marquesas islands, to dance by year later the family left Honolulu on moonlight to the sound of singing voices at the schooner, Equator, bound for the Tahiti, to voyage through the dangerous Line Islands, where they spent seven archipelago; to visit unknown forgotten months visiting the various groups. Some islands; to go shark-hunting with the months later he left Sydney, Australia, young chiefs of Samoa, to make friends with the same party on the trading with kings and queens on lonely lovely schooner, Janet Nicholl, known in the atolls, to yarn with seafaring men and island trade as "the Jumping Jenny," chum with beach-combers. All the time for a cruise among the Marshall and he looked with seeing eyes and heard with Kingsmill groups.
intelligence, so that the book of stories Copyright, 1900, by CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS All rights reserved.
brims with romance, but through all bears the unmistakable stamp of truth.
Miss Mary Tracy Earle, well known as a writer of short stories and essays, was born in the middle sixties in Cobden, Ill., and lived on a farm in that section for many years.
In 1881 she entered the University of Illinois, where she graduated in 1885. After graduating Miss Earle spent a great deal of time in the South doing a little writing now and then, but it was not until she came to New York in 1898 that she really began seriously to devote herself to literature. Since then her work has been very much in evidence in the more important magazines. Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. are bringing out this fall a second book of her stories, entitled “Through Old-Rose Glasses.” Her first book, entitled “The Man Who
MARY TRACY EARLE Worked for Collister,” published by
[From a photograph by Miss Ben Yusuf.] Messrs. Copeland & Day several years ago, was unusually successful.
many of his own. To “ The Poems"
will be added a few which have been The new omitted in previous editions. The ediChester Edi- tion will also contain a series of iltion of Charles lustrations by Lee Woodward Zeigler, Kingsley's several pictures of Eversley Rectory, and “Novels and portraits of Kingsley which have never Poems," to be before been reproduced. issued by J. F. The Kingsley Coat of Arms, which is Taylor & Com- here reproduced, and which will be used pany, will be
as a cover decoration, was originally traced supplemented in vellum for the novelist's grandfather by the Letters by the College of Heralds. The shield in and Memor- the centre is that of the Haddington ies.” This edi- family. Charles Kingsley could have tion will con- been Earl of Haddington had he desired, tain a general but assuming the title would have inintroduction volved a costly chancery suit; the family,
to the series who have ever been democratic in their and a shorter introduction to each story, ideas, decided to remain Kingsleys. The by Maurice Kingsley, the novelist's eld- hunting horn is only used by the head of est son, who will also revise the notes the family, the others all using a fifth in the "Letters and Memories," and add ermine in its place.