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A Child of the Shore. By Middleton Fox. The supernatural and every-day life are mingled together in this novel, the scenes of which are laid in Cornwall. A farmer and his wife are the parents of this strangely beautiful "child of the shore," who seemed to be a kin of the sea and the fairies, and whom the neighborhood looked upon with suspicion. The descriptions of land and sea are said to be no minor part of the story. A romance runs through the book.
Love's Journey. By Ethel Clifford.
These verses are classified under the five heads: Love's Journey, Songs in the Night, Songs Out of Doors, Songs of Love, and Songs of Dreams. Under each of these subheads there are from eight to twenty poems. Many of them have been previously published in English magazines.
The Poems of Ernest Dowson.
This volume contains all of the poetical works of Ernest Dowson, including "Verses," published in 1896; "The Pierrot of the Minute," in 1897; and a posthumous collection entitled "Decorations." Mr. Arthur Symons has written an appreciative memoir to the book, in which he says that Dowson was undoubtedly "a man of genius, not a great poet, but a poet, one of the very few writers of our generation to whom that name can be applied in its most intimate sense. There are four illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, and a portrait, by William Rothenstein.
Peace and Other Poems. By Arthur Christopher Benson.
Several of these verses have previously appeared in foreign magazines, two have been set to music. There are about forty poems in all, and their themes cover a large variety of subjects-from "The Ash-heap" to "The Shadow of Death."
My Garden in the City of Gardens. A Memory with Illustrations.
Gardening in India, which is the main theme of this book, is dealt with during the nine months from October to June, inclusive. The work is not confined strictly to the subject of gardening, but describes many customs prevalent in this country, and furnishes several bits of gossip concerning Hindu every-day life.
Rifle and Romance in the Indian Jungle. By Captain A. I. R. Glasfurd.
still engrossing subject in what is perhaps a novel manner; to carry the reader into more direct contact with the surroundings of the Indian sportsman and naturalist, and, while avoiding as much as possible the recital of personal experience with its stereotyped accompaniments, to lead him into the jungle with all its fascinating variety of scene and season, hill and plain, where in spirit he may make acquaintance or renew an intimacy with its shy denizens and their habits." The chapters vary in their character. Some concern the real, others are idealistic, and one or two are entirely fanciful. There are fifty-five illustrations, some being reproductions from photographs and others sketches by the author. They are all true to nature.
In this record of thirteen years Captain Glasfurd aims "to present an old though
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay:
The Tree of Laughing Bells. By Nicholas Vachel Lindsay.
The subject of this brochure is the theme of the verses of which it is composed. The covers, which present an attractive appearance, are designed by the author.
The Macmillan Company:
At the Sign of the Fox. By "Barbara."
When her father became helpless from a paralytic stroke, caused by his failure in business, Brooke Lawton, the heroine of the story, moves the family to a small farm, which she calls "Sign of the Fox." Here she serves tea and sandwiches to automobile and carriage travellers. Among the other characters are Brooke's young lady friend, "Adam, the Cub at the difficult age of sixteen"; "Tatters, a Person, though disguised as an Old Collie Dog"; a painterman with whom Brooke is in love, and another man who falls in love with Brooke. The Fool Errant. By Maurice Hewlett.
Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine. The Memoirs of an American Citizen. Robert Herrick.
Edward V. Harrington, a young man about twenty years of age, runs away from his home in Indiana and goes to Chicago to make a future and a fortune. The story records the rise of this youth from a state of penury to wealth. It depicts riotous scenes in the Haymarket, labour troubles, strikes, and anarchistical movements. A love-story is interwoven into the tale.
The Neale Publishing Company:
Tempests of the Play Gods. By Janie E. Stoddard.
True love runs far from smooth in this When Jack Chester fell in love with his mother's seamstress it nearly broke the heart of the proud-spirited parent and caused many stormy scenes. The mother was very much humbled when that seamstress was found by her rich old
grandfather, assumed her place as the mistress of his home, and became heir to his wealth. Although Jack's prospects were foreboding for some time, he won in the end.
G. P. Putnam's Sons:
A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo. By F. W. Bain.
This collection of four Hindoo love stories, the first of which gives the book its title, is said to be translated from the original manuscripts by Mr. Bain. They are permeated by ancient mystery and the strange fascination of the Orient. The first story is about a King to whom the only thing unknown to him was woman, and the love of woman. Upon being strongly urged by his ministers to marry, the King banished from his kingdom every woman who came within range of his sight. He eventually falls in love with the picture of a beautiful woman and demands to see the original. She is the most beautiful Princess in the world and has many suitors. Her consent to marry is promised to the man who, at the rate of a question a day, can in nineteen days ask one which she is unable to answer. "A Heifer of the Dawn," the second story, also concerns a King and a Princess. In this case the King, whose unfaithful wife has embittered him against a second marriage, is taught to love by the Princess. The third story, "The Descent of the Sun,' is a fairy tale. The decreasing love of a husband for his wife is the theme of "In the Great God's Hair," the fourth and last story.
The Complete Kano Jiu-Jitsu. By H. Irving Hancock and Katsukuma Higashi.
Said to be the first complete and authentic work on jiu-jitsu. It describes one hundred and sixty tricks, which divided into three sections: In the first are sixty "tricks of combat in a logical order of sequence, these being intended as a preparation for the more advanced tricks in Section Two. In the second section, the pupil is advanced to more scientific tricks and gradually led on to the 'serious' work in Section Three, by which an opponent may, when necessary, be maimed or killed." There are four charts and over five hundred illustrations taken from life.
Charles Scribner's Sons:
Travels with a Donkey. By Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Black Arrow. By Robert Louis Steven
Virginibus Puerisque. By Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Dynamiter. By Robert Louis Steven
Additional volumes to the Biographical Edition of Robert Louis Stevenson, in each of which Mrs. Stevenson has included a preface. A journey in the Cévennes on a donkey is described in the first book; "The Black Arrow," or, "A Tale of the Two Roses," is a story of war and of knighthood; "Virginibus Puerisque" and "The Dynamiter" are collections of short stories.
Frederick A. Stokes Company:
The Saint Lawrence. Its Basin and Border Lands. By Samuel Edward Dawson.
The history of this beautiful region is preceded by a discussion upon the geography of the country. The various voyages of Cabot, the Corte-Real Family, Verrazano, Stephen Gomez, Cartier, Champlain, Jolliet and La Salle, Hennepin and Dulhut, and several minor explorers are described, as well as the birds, the people, the scenery, and the results of civilisation. The book contains numerous illustrations and maps, and is said to be valuable as a book of reference.
Thirteen Chapters of American History. By Theodore Sutro. Represented by the Edward Moran series of Thirteen Historical Marine Paintings.
Thirteen historical marine paintings by the late Edward Moran, which he designates as representing the "Marine History of the United States," are reproduced and a short description given of each. The first in the series is a painting of "The Ocean-the Highway of All Nations"; the other subjects are Lief Erickson's landing in 1001, the three ships under the command of Columbus in 1492, the debarkation of Columbus, DeSoto's midnight burial, Henry Hudson's entry into New York Bay, the embarkation of the Pilgrims from Southampton, the first recognition of the American Flag by a foreign_government, the burning of the frigate Philadelphia, the brig Armstrong engaging the British fleet, the sinking of the Cumberland by the Merrimac, the farewell salute of the White Squadron to the body of Captain John Ericsson, and the return of the conquerors from the Spanish-American War.
Oliver Ditson Company:
Humorous Quartets. For Men's Voices. By Lee G. Gratz.
In order to meet the demand constantly made upon him for suitable and pleasing humorous male quartettes, the author
has gathered thirty-six from various parts of the world and published them in one volume within paper covers. Some of the best numbers from the repertoire of the "T. K." Quartet of Omaha are said to be included.
Ginn and Company:
All the Year Round. Part IV.: Summer. By M. A. L. Lane and Margaret Lane.
Educational. On account of the popularity of the All the Year Round series, which consisted of the three volumes, "Autumn," "Winter," and "Spring,' "Summer" has been added, and all the seasons are represented. volume contains easy stories, in poetry and prose, about the plants, birds, and insects to be found in summer. Each book is designed to "interest the child in the beauty and mystery of the world about him."
Butterflies and Bees. The Insect Folk. Volume II. By Margaret Warner Morley.
Educational. The second volume in the Insect Folk series. This book, which is intended for children from eight to eleven years of age, describes butterflies, bees, ants, wasps, moths, flies, fleas, beetles, and other insects, and tells what they do and how they do it. The text is interspersed with explanatory illustrations.
D. C. Heath and Company:
Selected Poems of Swinburne. Edited with Introduction and Notes by William Morton Payne.
Robertson's Society and Caste. Edited by T. Edgar Pemberton.
Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois. By George Chapman. Edited by Frederick S. Boas.
Three additions to the Belles-Lettres series, the motto of which is "Literature for Literature's Sake." The first volume, the text of which is from the 1905 collected edition of Swinburne's Works, includes eighty selections of verse by this author, together with an introduction, explanatory notes, a chronological list of writings, an index of first lines, and a portrait of Mr. Swinburne as a frontispiece. Mr. Robertson's portrait appears as the frontispiece to the second volume. Both Society and Caste are printed from the English acting editions; the first embodies the original manuscript now in the Shakespeare Memorial Library at Stratford-onAvon; the second after the original manuscript now in the possession of Sir Squire and Lady Bancroft. A life of Robertson, an introduction, explanatory notes, and a bibliography are also included. In the last volume mentioned a copy of Pierre Vidal's etching, Château la Coutancière, is reproduced as a frontispiece. There are
facsimiles of title-pages of early editions, a short biography of Chapman, an introduction, explanatory notes, bibliography, and glossary. The authoritative text is said to be reproduced in this edition for the first time.
L. C. Page and Company:
Mrs. Jim and Mrs. Jimmie. By Stephen Conrad.
Mrs. Jim will be remembered as the central figure in "The Second Mrs. Jim," in which she is presented as an adorable stepmother to the children of the neighbourhood, as well as to those of her husband. She is also the central figure in this second story, inasmuch as it is Mrs. Jim who has all the experiences in town-attends quilting parties, picnics, sociables, celebrations, weddings, commencements, fires, etc.—and tells Mrs. Jimmie all about them on her return. Mrs. Jim has the management of several love affairs. The happenings of the little town in which the story-teller lives are told in a manner both humorous and sympathetic.
The Pilgrim Press:
Studies in Conduct.
By George Thomas
In a word of apology with which the author prefaces this book, he describes these twelve essays as being more or less confessional and elegaic. "They spring from a sympathy with the Romantic Mood in literature. In philosophy their goal is Idealistic. In religion they deem the Christ to be the master of those who know." Among the titles of the chapters are: The Body, The Mind, The Spirit, The Age of Wonder and Trust, The Years of Imagination, The Storm and Stress Period, The Choir of Heaven, etc.
Herbert B. Turner and Company:
The Storm of London. A Social Rhapsody. By F. Dickberry.
Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine.
A Reading Journey Through Chautauqua. By Frank Chapin Bray.
An imaginary tour through Chautauqua, which gives a history of the place and its story. It may also be used as a guide to the different points of interest at Chautauqua and as a pictorial souvenir. It is said to give the only comprehensive and authentic history of the Chautauqua System of Popular Education published. In a short introduction to the book Bishop John H. Vincent describes the "Chautauqua Idea."
S. B. Kimball:
Truths Leaf by Leaf. By the Reverend and the Professor David Swing. Edited by Sophie Burt Kimball.
To these writings by the Reverend David Swing, Dr. Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus has contributed a poem and an introduction, and Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis a short characterisation of Professor Swing. Among the different titles which have been given to the writings by their author are Nature and Man, Utility and Man, Toil and Repose, Humanity, Feed My Lambs, The Education of the Heart, The Son of God, The Poets and Immortality, etc.
Laird and Lee:
Glimpses of the Lewis and Clark Exposition and the Golden West.
A pictorial souvenir of the Lewis and Clark Exposition. Among the one hundred and eighty illustrations are also views of Portland, Yellowstone Park, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado and places of attraction in other sections of the West. A description of each picture appears beneath it.
A. C. McClurg and Company:
The Interdependence of the Arts of Design. By Russell Sturgis.
This series of six lectures are the Scammon Lectures, delivered at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1904. The subjects are: Modern Judged by Ancient Art (Representation and Sentiment), Modern Judged by Ancient Art (Decorative Effects), The Industrial Arts in which Form Predominates, The Industrial Arts in which Colour Predominates, Sculpture as used in Architecture, and Painting as used in Architecture. There are over a hundred illustrations.
Rand, McNally and Company:
Sir Guy of Warwick. By Gordon Hall Gerould.
A mediæval romance told so simply as to be readily understood by children, but, at the same time, of interest to adults. The hero falls in love with the daughter of Earl Rohalt, and is by her sent to "win fame" before he can marry her. Guy has many adventures, sees much of fighting and battle and eventually returns to claim his promise Three months later he goes on a long pilgrimage to the Holy Land. After three years he comes back, but lives the life of a hermit, leaving his wife to rule the castle alone. The book is well illustrated.
George A. Howe:
Hints and Helps to Bookkeepers. By George A. Howe.
This brochure contains suggestions concerning the use of thought in bookkeeping, the prevention of errors, the finding of errors, the systematising and shortening of work. It also includes sample errors and rules for finding them, lists of differences with instructions "Where to Look," and several pointers for saving time and trouble. The material for the book has been acquired from the experience of the author.
J. B. Lippincott Company:
The Image in the Sand. By E. F. Benson.
A novel dealing with the spiritualistic. Sir Henry Jervis, an Englishman of wealth, frequently communicates with his dead wife. His daughter assists him in the séances, and his Indian servant acts as a medium. Henderson, the villain in the story, meets the Englishman and persuades him to break the amulet, which means that the owner "shall be unquiet again until love has made light of death and is stronger than death." By a strange coincidence the evil spirit, which is controlled by Henderson possesses the daughter. The balance of the story is a struggle between two men -the "wholesomest young man in London" and Henderson, both of whom love the girl.
The John C. Winston Company:
Good Form for Men. By Charles Harcourt.
A guide to conduct and dress on all occasions. The book is addressed "to the man, be he a member of a rural community. or of the club circles of a city, who desires to regulate his life after the manner of a gentleman." Among the subjects discussed are Dress and Toilet, In Public, Calls and Cards, Introductions, Invitations, Dinners, Luncheons, Suppers, Balls, Dancing, Receptions, Weddings, Correspondence and Conversation, Travelling, The Bachelor Host. At the Club, Sports and Pastimes, and Smoking.
Frances Elinore Gotshall:
The Wisdom of Omar. Compiled by Lischen M. Miller and Alma A. Rogers.
A small volume bound within limp chamois covers. On each leaf is some noble thought. The following quotations illustrate the general character of the book: "Let each day pass unshadowed by fear";
1. The Man on the Box. MacGrath. (BobbsMerrill.) $1.50.
2. The Dark Lantern. Robins. (Macmillan.) $1.50.
The Girl and the Deal. Harriman. (Jacobs.) $1.25.
The Master Mummer. Oppenheim. (Little, Brown & Co.) $1.50.
At the Sign of the Fox. "Barbara." (Macmillan.) $1.50.
The Princess Passes. Williamson. (Holt.) $1.50,