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Lectures," delivered before Vanderbilt University, are an attempt to interpret contemporary religious conditions. The titles are: The Church and the Christianisation of the World, The Bearing of Sectarian Movements upon the Christianisation of the World, The Recovery of the Apostolic Theology, The Saviour of the World, The Construction Office of Biblical Criticism, and The Larger Church of Christ.


Like Mr. Curtis's book on India, the material for this volume was gathered while touring the countries of which it treats. It is said to contain the most recent information available. Under Egypt, the author describes its principal cities, its government, the pyramids and the Sphinx, its courts, commerce, education, society, rivers, etc.; under Burma is described the cities of Rangoon and Mandalay, the Buddhists, the kings, and the rivers and railroads; the British East Indies, the city of Hong Kong, and the salaries of the official in the East are dealt with under the title of "British Malaysia." The volume is well illustrated.

Egypt, Burma and British Malaysia. William Eleroy Curtis.

Sir Raoul. By James M. Ludlow.

The sub-title, "A tale of the theft of an empire," is explanatory of the general theme of this book. The story is based upon the plot of the crusade of the thirteenth century, which was turned from its purpose to conquer the Moslems, in order that they might capture the city of Constantinople. There is a romantic side to the story as well as historical, in which is told the love-story of Sir Raoul and Lady Renée.

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The Spirit of Christmas. By Henry van Dyke.

This small volume contains a dream story entitled "The Christmas Angel;" a short essay on "Christmas-Giving and Christmas-Living;" a little sermon on "Keeping Christmas;" and two Christmas prayers, one for "The Home" and one for "Lonely Folks."

Jungle Trails and Jungle People. By Caspar Whitney.

In this volume the author tells some of his experiences in a recent hunting journey in parts of India, Siam, Burma, and Sumatra. There are descriptions of hunts for elephants, rhinoceroses, crocodiles, buffaloes, tigers and wild boars; of the travels necessary to reach the hunting territory; and of the people in this part of the Orient. The book is copiously illustrated.

A Satire Anthology. Collected by Carolyn Wells.

These selections are said to be compiled from the best satirical verses ever published. There are verses from Aristophanes, Horace, Villon, Shakespeare, Dryden, Browning, Kipling and many others.

Constable. By M. Sturge Henderson.

The aim of this book, which is an importation, is to present the "actions and interest of the artist as vividly as is compatible with a strict chronological arrangement." In addition to the biography, the work deals with the Lucas mezzotints, Constable's lectures. his characteristics, and his influence on landscape painting. About forty illustrations are included in the book. Pisanello. By G F. Hill.

Pisanello is included in the "Library of Art" series on account of his importance as a medallist, although he is also dealt with from the standpoint of a painter. The volume, which contains about seventy-five illustrations, is imported. The Children of the Night. By Edwin Arlington Robinson.

A collection of ballades, sonnets and other verse on various themes. Charlotte Brontë. By Clement K. Shorter. This addition to the series of "Literary Lives" is said to contain information, much of it gleaned from letters by the novelist herself, not known at the time Mrs. Gaskell wrote the biography of Charlotte Brontë. There are chapters devoted to her father, mother, sisters. brother, birthplace and to her life and works. The volume is well illustrated. The City. The Hope of Democracy. By Frederic C. Howe.

"An attempt at the Economic Interpretation of the City. It holds that the

corruption, the indifference, the incompetence of the official and the apathy of the citizen, the disparity of wealth, the poverty, vice, crime, and disease, are due to causes economic and industrial. They are traceable to our institutions, rather than to the depravity of human nature. Their correction is not a matter of education or of the penal code. It is a matter of industrial democracy. The incidental conditions are personal and ethical. Whether we adopt the personal or the economic interpretation will determine our attitude towards the problems of modern city life." The foregoing quotation from the preface gives the general trend of this book.

A Thief in the Night. By E. W. Hornung.

Ten further adventures of A. J. Raffles, the cricketer and cracksman. The first adventure is the title story. Others are: The Chest of Silver, The Rest Cure, A Bad Night, The Criminologists' Club, The Spoils of Sacrilege, The Raffles Relics, etc. The tales are illustrated in black and white.

The Deep Sea's Toil. By James B. Connolly.

A collection of eight new tales of the sea. The titles are: Patsie Oddie's Black Night, The Wicked Celestine, The Sail Carriers, The Truth of the Oliver Cromwell, Strategy and Seamanship, DoryMates, The Salving of the Bark Fuller, and On Georges Shoals. There are several full-page illustrations in the book by W. F. Aylward and H. Reuterdahl. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter. By Theodore Roosevelt.

The hunting and ranch life experiences of Mr. Roosevelt are told in this work, which is dedicated to John Burroughs. Some of the titles of the eleven chapters are: With the Cougar Hounds, A Colorado Bear Hunt, WolfCoursing, A Shot at a Mountain Sheep, The Whitetail Deer, etc. The book contains a photogravure portrait of the author and forty-eight illustrations.

The House of Mirth. By Edith Wharton.

Reviewed elsewhere in this issue of THE BOOKMAN.

Visionaries. By James Huneker.

Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine. Essays in Application. By Henry van Dyke.

In these essays the author aims to "touch on certain points in education, in politics, in literature, in religion, in the conduct of life, from the standpoint of one who wishes to be guided in everyday judgments and affairs by a sane idealism." Some of the titles are: Is the World Growing Better, The Powers That Be. Christianity and Current Literature, Property and Theft, The School of Life, etc.

Our Neighbours. By Charles Dana Gibson. This tenth collection of drawings is said to be the last work of its kind which will appear from Mr. Gibson's pen. Society, politics, love, business and various other phases of life are portrayed in the cartoons. Like previous volumes, with which this is uniform, the book is bound in white and lettered in black.

The Wood Fire in No. 3. By F. Hopkinson Smith.

A collection of short stories told in Sandy MacWhirter's studio to the company of artists who sat by the fire and smoked every night. The illustrations in colour, by Alonzo Kimball, are eight in number.

The Story of the Champions of the Round Table. By Howard Pyle.

A companion volume to "The Story of King Arthur and His Knights." The work is divided into three books, each part containing the history of one of the Court's great men. The first book tells the story of Launcelot, the second of Sir Tristram, and the third of Sir Percival. There are thirty full-page illustrations.

The Mayor of Troy. By Quiller-Couch.

Solomon Hymen, a former mayor of Troy, in Cornwall, comes back to his native town ten years after his supposed death. He visits the hospital built and endowed by the terms of his own will, sees the portrait bust of himself, and listens to an old servant recite his deeds and good qualities to visitors and exhibit a horn book and marble that he used to possess when a boy. The story is said to be told in the serio-humorous style characteristic of the author.

The Voyage of the "Discovery." Two volBy Captain Robert F. Scott.


These two large volumes narrate 'the experiences undergone by Captain Scott and his companions during recent explorations into the Arctic regions. The explorers face many hardships and their journey is attended by great danger, but the observations made by Captain Scott are said to be more accurate than his predecessors. There are nearly three hundred illustrations, twelve of which are in colour, as well as several maps.

Memories and Portraits. By Robert Louis Stevenson.

Weir of Hermiston.

By Robert Louis


The Merry Men and Dr. Jekyll. By Robert Louis Stevenson.

In the South Seas. By Robert Louis Steven


Across the Plains. By Robert Louis Steven


The Ebb-Tide. By Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Amateur Emigrant. The Silverado Squatters. By Robert Louis Stevenson.

Essays of Travel and in The Art of Writing. By Robert Louis Stevenson.

These eight volumes complete the biographical edition of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson. The first book mentioned is autobiographical; the second and third volumes are collections of short stories; the fourth gives an account of experiences and observations in the Marquesas, Paumotus and Gilbert islands during two cruises; the fifth is a series of leaves from the notebook of an emigrant between New York and San Francisco, with other memories and essays; the sixth is described as a trio and quartet; the seventh volume contains short sketches on emigrants and squatters; and the last work is composed of various literary papers and essays of travel not found in the regular trade edition of this writer's works.

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Francis D. Tandy Company:

The Autobiography of Abraham Lincoln.

This small volume contains a short autobiography of Abraham Lincoln, written in June, 1860, at the request of a friend to use in preparing a popular campaign biography in the election of that year. There are also sketches written to Artist Hicks and Jesse W. Fell, the speech delivered by Mr. Lincoln at Springfield, June 16, 1858, and a short article on his writings.

A. Wessels Company:

Famous Battles of the Nineteenth Century. 1875-1900. Edited by Charles Welsh.

With this volume the series upon the Famous Battles of the Nineteenth Century is brought to a close. The work contains descriptions of sixteen battles, told by Angus Evan Abbott, Major Arthur Griffiths, .C. Stein, Archibald Forbes, Max Pemberton, Charles Lowe and A. Hilliard Atteridge. Among the battles described are the Afghan War, Boer War of 1881, Port Arthur, 1894, Soudan, Manila, San Juan Hill, etc. The book contains twelve illustrations. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. By Robert Browning. Illustrated by van Dyck.

Robert Browning's poem and the numerous full-page and text illustrations in colour by van Dyck combine to make an attractive holiday book.


Richard G. Badger:

A Picture Gallery of Souls. By Ira I. Sterner.

A collection of sonnets and short poems on various themes. The subheads are as follows: Introduction to the Public, Sinners and Society, Sorrow and Joy, Lessons from_History, Philosophical Poems, and Toil and Genius.

Bound and Free. By Hugh Mann.

Two dramas-the second and third in a series of ten "Sketches from Life." The author feels that in publishing this series he is "faintly heralding the oncoming of three phases of emancipation to the human race, definitely prognostical in social evolution. These phases are Labour Emancipation, Sex Emancipation, and Art Emancipation. Tristram and Isoult. By Martha W. Austin.

In this dramatic poem the Mallorean conception of King Mark, which portrays him as a base, crafty, false-hearted

and scheming coward, has been used. It is this portrayal of Mark which distinguishes the poem from the story followed in the German legend.

Samson Marrying. By Edwin T. Whiffen.

Samson Marrying, Samson at Timnah, Samson Hybristes, and Samson Blinded are the titles of the four dramatic poems of which this book is composed. A synopsis of each poem is given as its preface.

The Fall of Tollan. By James Edward Routh, Jr.

A story told in verse.

Alfred Bartlett:

A Calendar of Prayers. By Robert Louis Stevenson.

A Calendar of Inspiration.

The Beatitudes Calendar. By R. Anning Bell.

The first two of these calendars are decorated and lettered in black, red and white Patience, Self-Forgetfulness, Separation, Family, Grace, Friends, Gratitude, etc., are among the subjects of the twelve prayers by Mr. Stevenson; the second contains twenty-seven inspiring thoughts from great minds; the third is decorated in black and white. There are five large illustrations of religious subjects.

Dana Estes and Company:

Tommy Joyce and Tommy Joy. By Harriet Cheever.

The friendship of Tommy Joyce and Tommy Joy was formed on the tugboat Peggy Lane. The first Tommy had run away from wealthy parents and an indulgent home; the second Tommy, who made his living in the streets, was very grateful for the use of a bunk on the Peggy Lane. A story of interest to boys. Bertha G. Davidson has made the illustrations.

Plucky Jo. By Edward S. Ellis.

The reader, especially if a boy, will find Jo Hepburn a very interesting character from the time when he is first introduced as a freckled, good-natured lad, twelve years of age, through his course at Princeton, for which university he wins the baseball championship, up to his entry upon a business life. Grit, daring and success are all portrayed in the story.

The Music Lovers' Treasury. Edited by Helen Philbrook Patten.

A volume composed of poems addressed to composers or written about musical instruments or upon the general themes of music. The book presents an attractive appearance and contains over thirty illustrations.

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Mary 'n' Mary. By Edith Francis Foster.

This story will appeal more forcibly to little girls. One Mary is poor and the other Mary is rich, but both are lovable children and the best of friends. The volume is well illustrated.

Josie Bean: Flat Street. By Harriet A. Cheever.

The young heroine of this story, by her own efforts, rises above the poverty and obscurity with which she is surrounded, becomes a prominent artist, and makes many friends. Diantha W. Horne has made the illustrations. Mr. Penwiper's Fairy Godmother. By Amy Woods.

Juvenile. Mary Gray is the little heroine, and it was after Mr. Penwiper's automobile struck Mary, making her a cripple for a long time, that their friendship began. The volume is illustrated. The Old Monday Farm. By Louise R. Baker.

Boys will be interested in reading Charley Swan's experiences while runing "the old Monday farm," purchased by Charley's father. Fishing, hunting, raising crops, haying and lumbering were some of the opportunities offered by this tract of two hundred and ten acres. The book is illustrated.

The Everett Press:

Letters to Beany. By Henry A. Shute.

These "Letters to Beany" and the "Love-Letters of Plupy Shute" are written in the same style as Judge Shute's former books, "The Real Diary of a Real Boy," "Sequil," etc.

Ginn and Company:

Northern Trails. By William J. Long.

The wild life of Labrador and Newfoundland are portrayed in this work. It Ideals with the animals and fishes in this section of the country, around which the author has Woven pleasing stories. Mr. Long declares that "every smallest

incident recorded here is as true as careful and accurate observation can make it." One chapter deals with the grey wolves, others with the wild goose, the fox, the whale, the bear, the salmon, etc. The volume is well supplied with full-page illustrations and marginal decorations, drawn by Charles Copeland.

Houghton, Mifflin and Company:

The Story of Noah's Ark. Told and Pictured by E. Boyd Smith.

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Twenty-six full-page coloured pictures and as many verses tell the story of Noah and the Ark. The book is designed to amuse both young and old. Noah is described in many humorous situations: he had strikes while building the ship, was much handicapped by the cats catching the mice, the dogs chasing the cats, and by the seasickness, homesickness and dissensions among the animals and people.

Paradise. By Alice Brown.

Pathos and humour are intermingled in this tale, the scenes of which are laid in New England. The principal characters are Barbara, who has escaped from her former guardian-a travelling conjuror; Malory Dick, the young man who, when about to marry Barbara, is confronted by a former unworthy sweetheart; Lindy, the former sweetheart; Nick, a good, honest countryman who loves Barbara and wants to marry her; Uncle Jotham, who is afflicted daily with a new disease; and Uncle Timmie, who has for forty years done everything he disliked to do for the good of his soul hereafter.

The Romance of the Milky Way. By Lafcadio Hearn.

These seven studies and stories are said to be the literary remains of the late Lafcadio Hearn. The initial story gives the book its title. Others are: Goblin Poetry, "Ultimate Questions," The Mirror Maiden. The Story of Ito Norisuké. Stranger Than Fiction, and A Letter from Japan.

Cicero in Maine. By Martha Baker Dunn. The initial essay in this collection of nine gives the book its title. The other topics discussed are: A Plea for the Shiftless Reader, The Meditations of an Ex-School-Committee Woman, Piazza Philosophy, The Browning Tonic. The Book and the Place, Concerning Temperance and Judgment to Come, BookDusting Time, and Education.

The Green Shay. By George S. Wasson.

The "green shay," which is a small sailing-boat, plays an active part in this tale of the Maine coast and of its retired fishermen. The main story has two themes: one is of love and romance,

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