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T. S. Denison:
Catchy Comic Dialogues. By Marie Irish. "Original humorous dialogues suitable for all kinds of entertainments." A Bundle of Burnt-Cork Comedy. By Harry L. Newton.
gags, retorts, minstrel monologues and stump speeches."
Children's Comic Dialogues. By Marie Irish.
"A collection of humorous dialogues for little folks, particularly adapted for school entertainments."
Laird and Lee:
Driftwood. By Melanie Alice Weil.
A volume of verse and prose, including a two-act comedy, "The House Next Door." The themes of the poems cover a wide range of subjects.
A. C. McClurg and Company:
The fifty short essays in this collection are particularly addressed to young people. Among the titles are: The Value of Accurate Language, Young Men's Hours, Right Choice of Books, Women's Thought-Currents, Education by Association, Profane and Vulgar Speech, The Charming Art of Listening Well, Out of the Mouths of Women, Hyper-Sensitiveness, etc.
A Sword of the Old Frontier. By Randall Parrish.
"Being a plain account of sundry adventures befalling Chevalier Raoul de Coubert, one time captain in the Huzzars of Languedoc, during the year 1763." The plot of the romance deals with de Coubert's endeavours to carry a message to Pontiac, the chief of the Ottawas, thereby fulfilling the mission entrusted to him by the commandant. Black Peter, the half-breed spy, brings much trouble to de Coubert, and matters are greatly complicated by two English girls, but with the aid of Jack Cassidy and circumstances which prove favourable, the hero wins in the end. F. C. Yohn has made four full-page illustrations for the book.
The Adventures of Tommy Postoffice. By Gabrielle E. Jackson.
The hero of this story for young people is a kitten, who came to Hartford one morning in a mail-bag. Tommy has many escapades, learns many pleasing tricks, and proves his ability as a matchmaker. The story is said to be true. There are a number of characteristic illustrations.
Ben Blair. By Will Lillibridge.
The story of a plainsman. Born with a shadow over his life, Ben Blair, the cowboy, fights a manly fight for success in life and love, and wins. Strength and gentleness are said to be combined in the hero. The story is a mixture of love, adventure and fighting, and gives a vivid picture of Western life.
The Life of Queen Elizabeth. By Agnes Strickland.
This edition has been abridged and newly edited by Ida A. Taylor. It is supplied with notes and a chronological table. A photograph of Queen Elizabeth is the frontispiece. An addition to the "Library of Standard Biographies."
The Life of Sir Walter Scott. By John Gibson Lockhart.
J. M. Sloan has abridged and edited this volume, which is issued in "The Library of Standard Biographies." It contains notes and a chronological table. Walter Scott's portrait is the frontispiece.
Carlyle's Oliver Cromwell.
An addition to "The Library of Standard Biographies," edited and abridged by Edgar Sanderson. It is supplied with notes, a chronological table, a portrait of Cromwell, and a selection from his letters and speeches.
The Life of Robert Burns. By John Gibson Lockhart.
This volume is published in "The Library of Standard Biographies" and is edited by J. M. Sloan. Thomas Carlyle's review essay has been added to the work, which is supplied with notes and a portrait of Burns.
Home Life in France. By Miss BethamEdwards.
A series of papers concerning almost every phase of home life in France. The discussion includes such subjects as Social Usages, Housekeeping, The Baby, The Boy, The Girl, Brides and Bridegrooms, Wives and Mothers, The Single Lady, The Domestic Help, The Country Doctor, The Protestant Pastor, The Young Business Lady, The Family Counsel, Characteristics, and many others. Twenty illustrations from photographs and famous paintings illustrate the book.
Arts and Crafts of Old Japan. By Stewart Dick.
"Intended not for the collector or the connoisseur, but merely for those who require an introduction to a field of art hitherto little explored, but which will well repay further study." The chapter titles are: Painting, Colour, Printing, Sculpture and Carving, Metal Work, Keramics, Lacquer, Landscape Garden
famous by history, especially of Brittany and other picturesque neighbourhoods of the present Republic." It is divided into the following parts: A Farm in the Cantal, A Manor in Touraine, The French Peasant, The Forests of the Oise, A Little Tour in Provence, How the Poor Lived in the Fourteenth Century, and The Mediæval Country House. Twenty illustrations in colour by W. B. MacDougall add to an otherwise attractive book.
Primitive Art in Egypt. By Jean Capart.
Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine. An Orchard Princess. By Ralph Henry Barbour.
The chief characters in this pretty little story are the "Orchard Princess," whose real name is given near the end of the book as Prudence Lynde; Miles Fallon, a novelist who is very much in love with the Princess; Hunter Brough, an artist friend whom Miles is visiting; and Bistre, "a ferocious-looking white bulldog." The volume is elaborately bound and decorated and James Montgomery Flagg has made the illustrations -some in colour and some in black and white.
Saddle and Song.
This is said to be "an anthology of the best verse about the horse by the most widely known writers in the English language, besides many poems which should be just as well known." The collection includes about thirty-six selections of verse from the pens of such writers as Browning, Byron, Scott, Kipling, Longfellow, Quiller-Couch, etc. There are eight full-page illustrations in the book.
Miss Cherry Blossom of Tôkyô. By John Luther Long.
A special holiday edition of a wellknown novel. On each page there is a Japanese picture printed in the tints of Japan, while the full-page illustrations in colour and tints are nine in number.
S. Burns Weston:
A Study of the Divine Comedy of Dante. By Walter L. Sheldon.
These four lectures, issued in pamphlet form, are intended for those who have never read Dante's poem, but wish to know something about it. The titles of the four lectures are: The Man and the Age, The Hell, Purgatory, and The Paradise.
The John C. Winston Company:
Deerfoot on the Prairies. By Edward S. Ellis.
The second volume in the "New Deerfoot" series for boys. Here is told the story of the Indian hunter on a long