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Concerning Belinda. By Eleanor Hoyt

Brainerd.

In addition to writing an attractive and sympathetic biography of Bayard Taylor, Mrs. Taylor has included in her book a large number of anecdotes and reminiscences of the persons with whom she and her husband came into contact, such as Robert Browning, Mrs. Browning, Thackeray, Phobe and Alice Carey, Horace Greeley, Bryant, Stedman, Bismarck, General Grant, and many others. There are also sketches of Gotha, Mrs. Taylor's birthplace; her father, the astronomer and mathematician; and of the many places visited on the two continents." The volume contains eight illustrations.

A collection of ten stories, all complete in themselves, but each one "concerning Belinda," a young teacher in a New York girl's finishing-school and the maidens of whom she is in charge. The adventures and episodes are humorous, and all are told in a bright, interesting style. The volume contains twelve illustrations by Harrison Fisher and Katharine N. Richardson.

The Golden Heart. By Violet Jacob.

Eight fairy tales, the first of which gives the book its title. The others are Grimaçon, The Sorcerer's Sons and the Two Princesses of Japan, The Dovecote, The Peacock's Tail, The Pelican, The Cherry Trees, and Jack Frost. The volume is profusely illustrated.

The Jewish Spectre. By George H. Warner.

A study of the Jew in history and of the Jew of to-day, of the part the Jews have contributed in the civilisation of the world, and of the idea of universal brotherhood.

The Colonel's Dream.
Chestnutt.

By Charles W.

An ex-Confederate officer is obliged, on account of ill-health, to return to the land of his birth after spending twenty years in the North, where he has accumulated wealth. In a "dream" he sees himself as the regenerator of the town, which is in a backward condition. He sets about to make the dream a reality and endeavours to elevate the standard of the negro and to improve the general condition of affairs. His attempts do not meet with favour and a final outrage makes it necessary for him to leave the town. The book is said to present some views of the many-sided problems which face the South to-day. The author, who is a negro, criticises the white man no more than he does his

own race.

Eaton and Mains:

The Christian Faith. By Olin Alfred Curtis.

This volume lays no claim to dogmatism, nor does it make any "attempt to speak the final word, or aim to be or become the 'recognised authority' of any church, or of any school, or of any man." The author feels that, after long preparatory waiting, he has "caught an important vision of the Christian faith as an organic whole of doctrine," and he wishes to aid others to catch the same vision. Man, The Christian Religion, and The System of Doctrine are the three parts into which the subject is divided.

R. F. Fenno and Company:

Mrs. Alderman Casey. By Irene Stoddard Capwell.

In the brogue of her people Mrs. Casey tells about her neighbours, how the Casey family rise in the world, have hired girls, board at summer hotels, go to euchre parties, etc. The book has four illustrations.

Fox, Duffield and Company:

Cranford: a Play. By Marguerite Mering

ton.

A three-act comedy based on Mrs. Gaskell's well-known story. Double Darling and the Dreamspinner. By Candace Wheeler.

Juvenile. Ten stories about a little girl named Doubledarling, and the things she dreams when asleep. The book is well illustrated.

Old Masters and New. By Kenyon Cox.

These essays in art criticism are published in a new and more elaborately bound edition than those noted in the Book Mart for June. Well illustrated.

Henry Frowde:

Collected Sonnets of Lloyd Mifflin.

In addition to a selection made from the author's various books of verse, already published, there are included in this volume several sonnets, written within the past year and appearing in this collection for the first time. The book contains over two hundred selections of verse and a photogravure portrait of the author.

The Far East. By Archibald Little.

Mr. Little has written this book during intervals of a business that is of an absorbing character. This business has made it necessary for him to travel extensively in China and neighbouring countries, and it has been on these journeys that he has acquired the knowledge which he has included in his work. The places described are China, the Yellow River, the province of Szechuan, the Chengtu Plateau, the lower Yangtse provinces, the intermediate provinces, the basin between Yunnan and Canton, Mongolia, Manchuria, Turkestan, Tibet, Indo-China, Corea, Siam and Japan. The volume is abundantly supplied with maps and illustrations.

The Grafton Press:

Uncle Bob: His Reflections. By Laura Fitzhugh Preston.

Reminiscences of "Uncle Bob," a Southern negro, told in his own way and

in his own words. Some of the titles are: "Marse Adam an' Miss__Eve," "How Sis' July Ann Come Th'oo," "Double Weddenses on de Ole Plantation," "In Beharves ob Miss Lucy." R. F. Outcault has made the frontispiece for the book.

A Modern Miracle. By Corrilla Banister.

"Psychic Power Made Plain" is the sub-title of this small volume, which is dedicated "to all who in charity give even so much as a cup of cold water to those who are stranded and athirst in the desert places of life."

Harper and Brothers:

The Passport. By Richard Bagot.

Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine. Her Memory Book. By Helen Hayes.

An elaborately decorated volume, on each page of which is a space designed for recording various memoranda : such as signatures of guests, signatures of correspondents; names of persons to whom the owner is indebted for flowers; breakfast, luncheon, five-o'clock tea, and dinner engagements; chafing dish and card parties; musicals, dances, receptions, theatre parties; autumn, winter, spring and summer sports; travels of interest, etc.

The Gambler. By Katherine Cecil Thurs

ton.

The heroine of the latest story by the author of "The Masquerader" is Clodagh Asshlin, a fascinating and beautiful Irish girl. Clodagh, who is impulsive and knows no fear, inherits from her father a generous disposition, a keen sense of honour, and an unfortunate passion for gambling. She goes to Venice, and is soon the centre of attraction in the English colony. Here she becomes attached to Sir Walter Gore, who also has a keen sense of honour. His indifference is instrumental in inducing the heroine to play. This leads to her undoing, but the lovestory which develops has eventually a happy ending.

The Island of Enchantment.
Miles Forman.

By Justus

A romance of mediæval Italy, the exact spot being the beautiful island of Arbe, to which place Zuan Gradenigo, a young captain, has been sent to rescue the island from the forces of the Ban of Bosnia. Here he has many exciting experiences in the cause of love and war. The volume contains four illustrations in colour and marginal decorations in tint.

Rebecca Mary. By Annie Hamilton Donnell.

A prim little New England girl of

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The situation in which Bob Yardsley, the hero of this little comedietta, finds himself is very funny. While waiting in the parlour for Dorothy Andrews, to whom he has come to propose, he rehearses his declaration of love on his knees before the mirror, and in the presence of Jennie, the housemaid, who has entered unobserved. Jennie accepts the offer of marriage very willingly, and before Yardsley can explain, his rival, Jack Barlow, bent upon the same errand, is shown into the room. Yardsley, warned by Jennie against her former sweetheart, the coachman, eventually tells the truth, clears himself, and proposes in the presence of his rival.

The Knickerbocker Press:

The Teller's Tale. By Phil. A. Rush.

for Lovers" is the sub-title of this story, and it explains very satisfactorily its nature. The temptation and result of overdrawing salaries in a bankinghouse is portrayed. The love-story is a double one. Six illustrations are contained in the book.

"A Banking Story for Bankers; A Law Story for Lawyers; A Love Story

John Lane Company:

The Creed of Christ.

"An attempt to interpret the personal belief of Christ Himself, so far as it can be deduced from the record of His acts and sayings.' The chapter titles are: The Sayings of Christ, Pharisaism, God the Lawgiver, God the Father, The Kingdom of God, Apparent Failure, and Final Triumph. Published anonymously.

The Macmillan Company:

Rational Living. By Henry Churchill King.

While this book does not aim to be "a technical treatise upon psychology, nor profess to embody the results of original psychological investigation, it does distinctly aim to make generally available the most valuable suggestions for living that can be drawn from the results of the best workers in this field." The four great inferences from modern psychology suggesting life and character, are according to the author: the complexity of life, the unity of man, the central importance of will and action, and the concreteness of the real.

Representative Essays on the Theory of Style. Chosen and edited by William T. Brewster.

The following essays are contained in this collection: Literature, by John Henry Newman; Style, by Thomas de Quincey; The Philosophy of Style, by Herbert Spencer; The Principles of Success in Literature, by George Henry Lewes; Style in Literature-Its Technical Elements, by Robert Louis Stevenson; Style, by Walter Pater; and Our English Prose, by Frederic Harrison. Professor Brewster has included an introduction, notes and questions, an index, and a list of the books spoken of in the introduction and the notes.

Knock at a Venture. By Eden Phillpotts. Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine. The Fair Maid of Greystones. By Beulah Marie Dix.

A romance of the days of the Commonwealth. Jock Hetherington, the hero, has all kinds of adventures and escapes; in one case he saves himself by impersonating his cousin, whom he resembles; in another he finds himself unexpectedly in possession of a wife,

whom he has married in a spirit of kindness and appreciation for an act of friendship previously shown by the girl, at a time when Jock was in need of a friend. The hero, who is all tangled up in a web of circumstances, is finally cleared, and as a result, his young wife comes into possession of great wealth and of the manor of Greystones. Jock, now feeling himself an intruder, is about to leave his wife in the luxury with which she is surrounded, when he finds that she loves him as well as he loves her.

Political Theories from Luther to Montesquieu. By William Archibald Dunning.

The work begun in the "History of Political Theories, Ancient and Mediæval," published three years ago, is carried on in this volume to the middle of the eighteenth century. The topics discussed are The Reformation, AntiMonarchic Doctrines in the Sixteenth Century, Jean Bodin, Catholic Controversialists and Jurists, Hugo Grotius, English Political Philosophy before the Puritan Revolution, Theories of the Puritan Revolution, Thomas Hobbes, Continental Theory during the Age of Louis XIV., John Locke, From Locke to Montesquieu, and Montesquieu.

Andrew Marvell. By Augustine Birrell.

Issued in the "English Men of Letters" series. Mr. Birrell's book covers Andrew Marvell's poetry, his political writings, his career in the House of Commons, and all the facts which it was possible for the biographer to obtain concerning a poet who is well known, but of whom the world knows little. Southern Italy and Sicily and the Rulers of the South. By Frances Marion Crawford.

This is to all appearances a popular edition in one volume of a work which appeared about five years ago in two parts. The book contains reproductions of the one hundred original illustrations by Henry Brokman. It is said that this history of Southern Italy and Sicily, from the days of Ulysses to the days of the Mafia, reads like a story.

How to Collect Books. By J. H. Slater.

The author aims "to anticipate some of the questions most likely to be asked by the collector of books at the commencement of his career, . . . to let a little light upon the simpler phases of a subject which, in its more ambitious aspects, is exceedingly complicated and beyond the power of any one to master in its entirety." Mr. Slater discusses with beginners upon the value of bindings, pedigrees of books, imperfect copies, the restoration of soiled books, etc. There are also discussions upon manu

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Heretofore published in two volumes, this work is now issued in a one-volume edition. It contains all the material in the previous editions, which includes extracts from unpublished poems and letters; from the "home" journal, showing how the days were spent by Tennyson; and gives a biography of the poet. Heimweh. By John Luther Long.

In the title-story in this collection of eight, Betsy and John live happily together in poverty for sixty years without an unkind word. They hope for a home, fear charity, and die together in the almshouse. The spirit of "heavenly longing" pervades the book. The titles of the other stories are: The Siren, The Loaded Gun. Liebereich, Jupiter Tonans, "Sis," Thor's Emerald, and Guile.

Restrictive Railway Legislation. By Henry S. Haines.

The substance of a course of twelve lectures delivered in April and May of this year at the Boston University School of Law is contained in this book. The lectures are an endeavour "to pre

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sent the manner in which legislation and judicial decisions have affected the operations of railway corporations in their relations to the public."

William Marabell:

Sherman Watterson. By William Marabell. A novel of American life, the scenes and characters of which are taken from Indiana.

McClure, Phillips and Company:

My Friend the Chauffeur. By C. N. and A. M. Williamson.

Reviewed in the Chronicle and Comment of this magazine.

Justice. By Charles Wagner.

A plea to humanity that it may live uprightly, that it may consider justice in regard to justice individually and collectively, in word, thought, and deed. The work is divided into eight parts: The Birth to Righteousness, Dominion and Voluntary Service, Mine and Thine, Science and Faith, The Love of Country-Humanity, The Churches-The Church-Religious Justice, Society and the Individual Social Justice, and The Religious Conception of Work. Plunkitt of Tammany Hall. By W. L. Riordon.

"A series of very plain talks on very practical politics, delivered by ex-Senator George Washington Plunkitt, the Tammany philosopher, from his rostrum, the New York County CourtHouse Bootblack Stand." These talks are said to be both witty and wise. The various topics discussed by Plunkitt are: Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft, New York is Pie for the Hayseeds, Brooklynites Natural-born Hayseeds, On Municipal Ownership, Concerning Gas in Politics, Bosses Preserve the Nation, etc.

A Commercial Traveller in South America. By Frank Wiborg.

"Being the experiences and impressions of an American business man on a trip through Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chili, the Argentine Republic and Brazil." Mr. Wiborg points out that "right at our very doors the trade of a great continent is slipping beyond our reach. Germany, England, and France are engaged in a commercial invasion of American soil, and meeting with little or no opposition from us.' The writer suggests the remedies for the existing conditions.

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The Ancient Landmark. By Elizabeth Cherry Waltz.

A romance of Kentucky. The novel takes its title from the tradition which

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The Neale Publishing Company: Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer. By General G. Moxley Sorrel.

In the introduction which Senator John W. Daniel has contributed to the book, he says: "This volume will be useful to the historian in giving him an insight to the very image and body of the times. It will carry him to the general's headquarters and from there to the picket-line; from the kitchen camp-fire and baking-oven to the hospital of the commissary and quartermaster, to the trenches in the battlefield; from the long march to the marshalled battle line; from the anxieties of the rearguard of the retreat to the stern array

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