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fifty characteristic illustrations which Mr. Frederic Dorr Steele have made for the book enhance its interest.

Romances of Old France. By Richard Le Gallienne.

This companion volume to the author's "Old Love Stories Retold," published last year, tells again the famous Troubadour romances and the tales of tradition and chivalry. King Florus and the Fair Jehane, Amis and Amile, Aucassin and Nicolete, and The History of Over Sea are the titles of four of the seven stories. The book is well decorated and illustrated.

A. S. Barnes and Company:

The Business of Life Insurance. By Miles Menander Dawson.

In this volume it is intended to "speak plainly and fairly for the benefit of the policyholders and also in the belief that his words may be of use to those connected professionally with the business of life insurance." The author is the actuary of the New York Legislative Committee for the Investigation of Life Insurance.

Lodgings in Town. By Arthur Henry.

The author's experiences while seeking an ideal mode of existence are told in three volumes, of which this is the last; "An Island Cabin" and "The House in the Woods" being the first two books in the trilogy. Several phases of life in New York City, with its joys and sorrows, successes and failures, hopes and disappointments, are portrayed. Sixteen full-page illustrations enhance the value of the book.

The Cherry Ribband. By S. R. Crockett.

Mr. Crockett's latest book is said to be written in the vein of his well-known "The Lilac Sunbonnet." It is a story of the Covenanters, and the scenes are laid during the closing days of the reign of Stuart II. There is a lively romance between Ivie Rysland, the daughter of a captain under Stuart, and Raith Ellison, the renegade son of a Cameronian. Many thrilling experiences are encountered, and the fortunes of the hero and heroine are involved. but happiness is theirs at the end of the story.

Squire Phin. By Holman F. Day.

Palermo, Maine, is the setting for this novel of "Down East." Squire Phin is a philosophical character who straightens out the tangles and preserves a state of equilibrium in the community. The Squire's brother Hime figures prominently in the story. Pathos and humour are both portrayed and a romance runs through the book.


The Irrational Knot. By G. Bernard Shaw.

Although a large part of this book was contributed to magazines a quarter of a century ago, it has been rewritten and is practically new. The marriage question is the theme of the story, the principals being an electrical engineer, who is as mechanical in his thought and living as the machines upon which he works; his wife, a woman more beautiful than intellectual; and a "gentlemancad-of-leisure," with whom the wife elopes.

The Broadway Publishing Company:

A Brother of Christ. By Ingram Crockett.

A tale of Western Kentucky. An earnest worker among the eccentric Christadelphians is the "brother of Christ" and the hero. The story tells how he gradually breaks loose from the narrowness of this sect and comes into fuller light. It is also a love story, in which two women-one a coquette, the other a noble girl-are prominent figThere is a villain who has his share in the tale.


Persons and Places. By Joel Benton.

A glance at the chapter titles of this book gives a good idea of its nature. Among them are: Emerson: As I Saw Him, Some of Thoreau's Peculiarities, With Matthew Arnold. A Little Bit About Boston, The Personality of Horace Greeley. Some American Humourists, etc. The volume is illustrated with ten reproductions from original photos and prints.

Adirondack Murray. By Harry V. Radford.

A monograph on the life and work of the late William Henry Harrison Murray, familiarly known as "Adirondack Murray." The volume contains ten illustrations.

The Century Company:

Jules of the Great Heart. By Lawrence Mott.

Jules Verbaux, the hero, is a FrenchCanadian trapper and is looked upon as an outlaw by the Hudson Bay Company. The exciting adventures which he encounters form the basis of the story. The Wheat Princess. By Jean Webster.

The cornering of the wheat market by Marcia Copley's father while she is living in luxury among a people who are almost starving for bread, is the background of this tale. An important part of the story deals with Marcia's lovers. Plain Mary Smith. By Henry Wallace Phillips.

The hero of many short stories makes his first appearance as the principal char

acter in a book. Red Saunders describes his wild adventures in his own way. Plain Mary Smith, the heroine, is plain in name only. The affection which these two people have for each other is in no way romantic; Red's greatest ambition is to bring Mary and Arthur Saxton, her lover, together. The hero is described as a good-natured, muscular, overgrown boy, full of deviltry, sentiment and love of fun.

With the Empress Dowager. By Katharine A. Carl.

An extended visit of eleven months at the Chinese Court, at which time Miss Carl was painting portraits of the Empress Dowager, is followed by this volume. The work describes the personal appearance and characteristics of the Empress Dowager, of the Emperor, and of the ladies of the court; the summer and winter palaces, the social customs, religious rites and other interesting subjects. The author has illustrated the book.


Stories. Retold from

St. Nicholas. Our Holidays. Retold from St. Nicholas. Civil War Stories. Retold from St. Nicholas. Colonial Stories. Retold from St. Nicholas.

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The Chimes. By Charles Dickens.

Three additions to the "Thumb-Nail" series. The first contains not only the sonnets, but six lyrics from the pen of Mrs. Browning, and three poems by Robert Browning. Richard Watson Gilder has written the introduction. In the second volume there is a character sketch of Washington, Washington's farewell address to the people of the United States; his address to the officers, in March, 1773; his circulating letter addressed to the governors of all the States on disbanding the army; his farewell address to the armies of the United States; his inaugural address to both Houses of Congress; and an unfinished portrait of Washington. Dickens's story "The Chimes" is well known. The books are issued uniformly and are bound in embossed leather, designed by Blanche McManus Mansfield. Washington and the West. By Archer B. Hurlbert.

"Being George Washington's Diary of September, 1784. Kept during his jour

ney into the Ohio Basin in the interest
of a
commercial union between the
Great Lakes and the Potomac River."
This work portrays Washington's po-
sition towards one of the great national
policies of the early Republic, expan-
sion and internal improvements. The
volume contains a frontispiece and four


How to Study Pictures. By Charles H. Caffin.

The aim of this book is "to give a fairly comprehenisve bird's-eye view of the whole field of painting, sufficient, if study must stop there, to enable recognition of the landmarks of the subject; but offering, if further study in detail is possible, a convenient groundwork for investigation. The author has given a series of comparisons of paintings and painters from Cimabue to Monet, with historical and biographical summaries and appreciations of the painters' motives and methods. The work is illustrated with over fifty reproductions of noted pictures. The Long Day-The Story of a New York Working Girl, as Told by Herself.

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A pen picture of the experiences of a country girl who came to New York to obtain a livelihood. The reader forms the acquaintance of some of the characters met by the heroine, many of whom are very interesting. The story is said to be true and to vividly portray the unfortunate, underpaid, overworked working girl.

The Northerner. By Norah Davis.

Southern prejudice against the capital and enterprise of the North and the question of race are brought out in this story. "The Northerner" is a capitalist who purchases the street railway and lighting plant in an Alabama town, in the belief that Northern energy and money will succeed where Southern management has resulted in failure. He is obliged to fight against the prejudice of almost the entire town, including the girl with whom he is very much in love. It is left to the reader to find out whether he meets with success or fail


Versailles and the Court under Louis XIV. By James Eugene Farmer.

This work begins with the inception of the plans for the palace and the laying out of the grounds. The volume is divided into four parts, the first of which is entirely devoted to descriptions of this palace: the second part continues these descriptions, gives the meaning of Versailles, etc.; the King-his daily life. work, character, appearance and etiquette is the subject of Part III.; and Part IV. portrays the Court. The work is well illustrated.

Thomas Y. Crowell and Company:
Greatness in Literature. By William P.

The main object of this collection of eight literary papers is to discuss certain topics with any reader, but particularly with one who is interested in problems that confront the critic and teacher of literature. In addition to the title paper, some of the subjects are: A Word for the Smaller Authors and for Popular Judgment; The Aims and Methods of Literary Study, Criticism and Faith, Teaching Literature, etc. Famous American Authors. By Sarah K. Bolton.

An illustrated edition of what may be called The New England School. The authors with whom the work deals are Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes and Lowell. The twenty-five illustrations include portraits, pictures of birthplaces, homes, and familiar scenes.

The Family on Wheels. Adapted from the French by J. MacDonald Oxley.

The family of children with whom this story deals are orphans and they carry on the mountebank business of their father in France. They own a van, a faithful horse, a dog, and an elephant. They travel from one town to another and give performances. The story is illustrated by E. Boyd Smith.

The Latin Poets. By Nathan Haskell Dole. An anthology. "This collection of translations begins with Plautus and ends with Lucan. It presents generous selections from all the greatest poets of Rome. ... It gives a faithful notion of the richness of the legacy which Old Rome bequeathed to mankind." Among the poets from whose works selections are taken are Ennius, Afer, Carus, Catullus, Maro, Flaccus, Propertius, Naso, Seneca, Martialis, etc.

The Loves of Great Composers.

By Gus

tav Kobbé.

In this volume, the title of which explains its nature, it is said that many new facts are given, and old errors corrected. The romances include those of Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Wagner. There are twenty-four full-page illustrations in tint.

Rhymes of Little Boys. By Burges John


In a bright plaid gingham cover are rhymes with such titles as "Goin' Barefoot," "Bein' Sick," "Gettin' Well." "Superstishus," "Ketchin' Rides," "Pirates' Cave," and a number of others of a kindred nature, which aim to interest small boys. Many of the verses

are in the language of a boy; some are addressed to boys.

The Melody of God's Love. By Oliver Huckel.

"A beautiful interpretation of the Twenty-third Psalm, in the spirit of song; the praise and devotion taking the form of separate melodies, just as the original singer might have conceived them." The psalm is divided into three strains, each of which is at once distinct and a part of the other.

Business Philosophy. By Benjamin F. Cobb.

A volume of practical suggestions to the business man, to the employer and employee. Among the topics discussed are System, The Office, Collections, Loafers, Buying, How to Treat Employees, Kickers, Trading Stamps, The Age Limit, Advertising, Labour Unions, The Credit System, Letter-writing, Executive Ability Necessary, etc.


By Richard Wagner.

The story of Wagner's drama is here retold in English, in the form of blank verse. It is said to portray the whole story and to vividly interpret the stage scenes. The translation has been made by Oliver Huckel.

The Happy Life. By Charles W. Eliot.

A new edition printed in two colours. The Moral Purpose of the Unwise, Lower and Higher Pleasures, Family Love, Pleasure in Bodily Exertion, The Pleasure of Reading, etc., are some of the titles of chapters.

Beaufort Chums. By Edwin L. Sabin.

The scenes of this story for boys and about boys are on the Mississippi River. Ned and Hal, and Bob, the dog, are the principal characters. Stories from Wagner. By J. Walker McSpadden.

A direct story is woven from each of the legends and dramas of the operas of Wagner. The intervals between the librettos of the operas are filled with continuous narrative, thus giving a view of all the operas in their just relation to each other. The volume is illustrated.

G. W. Dillingham Company:

Edenindia. By J. P. Armour.

A tale of adventure in which is portrayed a kingdom governed by “the applied selection of all that was best in the social systems of the world at the time of its founding." A young man, disappointed in love, goes to sleep in a balloon which is kept tethered on the lawn of a relative's home. The rope breaks and he is taken far over the seas and becomes an officer of state in an isolated place cailed Edenindia. The

story narrates his experiences while living in this place, which he eventually leaves to return to America, accompanied by his royal wife.

Dodd, Mead and Company:

The Mystery of June 13th. By Melvin L. Severy.

The plot of this new detective story by the author of "The Darrow Enigma" concerns the murder of a young native chief in New Zealand. The scenes travel from New Zealand to Venice, Washington, New York and Jersey City. Mysteries within mysteries are interwoven into the tale, and the reader has no better solution of the problem to offer than has George Maitland, the detective. The Kinneys have made six fullpage illustrations for the book. Ancient Legends of Roman History. By Ettore Pais.

The chapters of this work were originally delivered as lectures before various American institutions. They treat of "those very early Roman legends which formed the substratum of the later political and social development." Dubious points. such as the age of the Black Stone of the Forum and the Origins of Rome, are discussed; and new explanations are furnished of such primitive legends as those of Acca Larentia, of the Horatii, of Servius Tullius, and others. The volume contains a number of illustrations.

The Great Word. By Hamilton Wright Mabie.

A study of the phases and aspects of love-practical, poetic and mystical-is here presented by Mr. Mabie. The uses, meaning, manner of growth, the fruitfulness and prophetic quality of love are commented upon. The volume is uniform with the previous works of this author.

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decorations, which are in colour, are made by Margaret and Helen Maitland Armstrong.

"Howdy, Honey, Howdy." By Paul Laurence Dunbar.

A collection of poems in negro dialect. In its holiday dress the volume contains several reproductions from photographs. The marginal decorations are in colour.

Autobiography of Anthony Trollope.

This autobiography of a well-known novelist is here presented to the public in an edition which is uniform in size and binding with his novels. A portrait of Mr. Trollope appears as the frontispiece.

Dodge Publishing Company:

Chronicles of the Little Tot. By Edmund Vance Cooke.

These verses are arranged under five sub-heads: The Cradlers, The Creepers, The Cruisers, The Climbers, and In Remembrance. The first four are titles given to different poems in which the child is the theme-from a wee baby until he is about eight years of age. Under the last heading are included verses in memory of little lives enjoyed but for a short time. The volume is illustrated with full-page pictures in colour.

What God Hath (Not) Joined. By Orr Kenyon.

The divorce question is the theme of this story. The wife of a young minister becomes infatuated with a new faith and her husband divorces her to marry another woman. Judge Koons, a prominent character in the story, brings to light a number of Biblical texts to prove that those whom God hath not joined in heart are already asunder, although a legal mistake of matrimony may have been made.

Doubleday, Page and Company:

Myths Every Child Should Know. Edited by Hamilton W. Mabie.

This selection of the classic myths of all times for young people is issued uniformly with the "Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know," also edited by Mr. Mabie. Among these are reprints from Hawthorne's stories, from Norse tales, from Charles Kingsley, and others. Blanche Ostertag has made the decorations and illustrations for the book. Sons o' Men. By G. B. Lancaster.

The scenes of these twenty-two tales are laid in New Zealand, and they are told in the dialect of sheep and cattle drivers. The stories portray the life of the drovers and the manners and cus

toms of the Maoris. Among the titles are: Mates, Sand of the Desert, Among Men, A Little Matter of Law, In the Down-Country, Such a Girlie, etc. Old Lim Jucklin. By Opie Read.

"Old Lim Jucklin," who is called the village oracle, is described as being between David Harum and Old Gorgon Graham. Seated upon barrels in the country store, on horseblocks, or by the side of his own fire, he gives his little talks on various subjects: Politics, religion, books, gambling, women, reformers, first love, horse trader, and numerous other topics of general interest. Life and Religion: An Aftermath from the Writings of the Right Honourable Professor Max Müller. By His Wife.

This volume is said to contain the essence of Max Müller's published and unpublished work on the two subjects of "Life" and "Religion." The themes of the various chapters and extracts are: The Art of Life, The Beautiful, The Bible, Death, Christianity, Doubts, Faith, Life, Love, Mind or Thought, The Soul, Truth, etc.

Eaton and Mains:

Christianity and Socialism. By Washington Gladden.

A series of five lectures given before the students of Drew Theological Seminary in January, 1905. The subjects are: The Sermon on the Mount as the Basis of Social Reconstruction, Labour Wars, The Programme of Socialism, The True Socialism, Lights and Shadows of Municipal Reform.

Fox, Duffield and Company:

Verses for Jock and Joan. By Helen Hay. Pictures by Charlotte Harding.

Juvenile. These verses upon many subjects are told by the children themselves. There are elaborate marginal decorations and six full-page illustrations.

More Adventures of the Happy Heart Family. By Virginia Gerson.

The children who found the Happy Heart Family so fascinating last year will be glad to hear more about them in this new book. The volume is well illustrated in colour and in tint.

The Fusser's Book. Rules by Anna Archbald and Georgiana Jones. Pictures by Florence Wyman.

A new and enlarged edition with new illustrations and new "rules of etiquette for beaux and fussers."

More Misrepresentative Men. By Harry


Some of the misrepresentative men about whom the author has written the

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