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There are interesting illustrations. In fact the chief value of the book is that it can be used as a trustworthy contemporary history. It has the defects that the account of an eye-witness must have, even when he has been able to get the perspective of a few years and to hear the other side. But it has the advantage of being written by a writer trained to see clearly. The most welcome feature of the book is the comprehensive treatment of important events. Yet scarcely less valuable are the comments on existing conditions. Rarely does one find a book at once so useful to the specialist and so interesting to the tyro.

This is the first comprehensive history in English of the last half-century of the South American states—since they attained independence from Spanish control. Alcott, Louisa M. Jack and Jill. Under the lilacs. George R. Pansy, pseud. David could ill spare the money. He had to wait another year before he could get married. And he was particularly sorry to part with the watch His restlessness and fickleness were his ruin David and the old watch both figured conspicuously in his later misadventures Two threads of self-sacrifice run through the tale to meet at last, making ideal happiness for the group, from which all the unpleasant folk have been eliminated by chances which the unregenerate reader will call blessed.

It is a good book for old and young alike. Guide to The ring of the Nibelung. Part I. Aldrich was distinguished. But it is well worth reading in a quiet hour, because of its simplicity, its chasteness and its serenity. Alexander, Lucia. Francis Alexander. A collection of a hundred and twenty-four miracle stories and sacred legends written by fathers of the church and published in Italy during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The four divisions are: I. Selections from the lives of the holy fathers together with the spiritual field; II.

Flowers of sanctity, Venice, Alexander, Thomas, and Thomson, A. Graphic statics; a graduated series of problems and practical examples, with numerous diagrams, all drawn to scale. Then follows a set of seventeen examples showing application to roof trusses, girders, wall, and masonry arches Alexander, William. Life insurance company. It is a simple, straightforward exposition of the principles on which all sound insurance is conducted, including a fair and impartial statement of those facts in the history and present management of the great American companies which every prospective policy-holder should know.

It is not altogether solemn either. It has its humors, both intentional and unintentional. Algue, Jose.

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Allbutt, Thomas Clifford. Historical relations of medicine and surgery to the end of the 16th century: an address delivered at the St. Louis congress, Allen, Charles Dexter. American bookplates. A new and less expensive edition of a work which appeared ten years ago. It is hoped that its reappearance will revive and increase interest in book-plate collecting, which fashion has waned perceptibly. The book contains the bibliography of Eben Newell Hewins, and the rare and interesting book-plate, with few omissions, that appeared in the first edition.

Allen, Frank Waller. Back to Arcady. Turner, H. Here under the jacqueminots he guards with a fatherly eye the love-making of this fair Marcia and his neighbor Louis. The very summer sunshine and rose garden perfume pervade the story thruout. Our navy and the Barbary corsairs. An account of this interesting period of American history written from original sources. The events which are scattered over a period of forty years are brought together and tell the story of how the United States, in the first years of her national existence, rebelled at paying the tribute which all Europe paid to the Mohammedan states of north Africa.

The story of the success of our little navy, the wars with Tripoli and Algiers, the deeds of Preble and Decatur, and the adventures of our seamen with the famous pirates is all the more romantic because it is true. It is popular by reason of the dramatic quality of the information that it contains. Its interest lies in the intrinsic interest of its facts.

The narrative is plain, simple and straightforward. Allen has made his work thorough and authoritative, but betrays a needless distrust of his own descriptive powers, leaving the more dramatic events to be described almost entirely in the words of eye-witnesses. It is safe to say that, for the history of the movement as a whole, Dr. Allen is not likely to have a successor. The work is well written and well balanced throughout. Alston, Leonard. Modern constitutions in outline: an introductory study in political science.

Alston, who is Deputy professor of history in Elphinstone college at Bombay, has written a brief but lucid sketch of the constitutions of the chief political communities of the modern world. His little book was planned to meet the needs of university students; but it will have a wider field Alston has done a useful piece of work, which, in its brevity and clearness, is a model of the expository functions of a professor.

Altsheler, Joseph A. The candidate. In this political novel the hero, who is a presidential candidate, is accompanied by his niece on a speech-making tour through the West. A newspaper correspondent, also in attendance, loves the girl, and is largely responsible for the triumph of the candidate. The path of love is not smooth, however, for the girl is the betrothed of a distinguished politician, whose enmity her uncle has no wish to incur. The various elements of plot somehow lack the cohesion necessary to weld them into a convincing whole.

Guthrie of the Times: a story of success. Joseph A. The scene of the novel is a state unnamed, but easily identifiable as Kentucky; the hero is a newspaper writer of resource and high ideals; the heroine is a young woman who has to become re-Americanized after a life spent mainly abroad. How the hero defeats the attempt to impeach a public officer in the interests of a corrupt financial enterprise, how the heroine witnessing, admires, and how in the end he wins both her love and an unexpected nomination for congress, are the chief matters which enlist our interest.

It is to be enjoyed or laid aside, according to taste and temperament. It is very American. The fresh sane optimism of the book is very appealing. Ames, Joseph Sweetman. Text-book of general physics, for high schools and colleges. This excellent plan has, however, at times fallen into the natural mistake of making the popular introduction so full as to result in an unnecessary and rather confusing repetition of matter, often leaving the reader uncertain as to whether he has read all on a given topic or not.

Le Conte Stevens. Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family orchidaceae, issuing from the Ames botanical laboratory, North Easton, Mass. Ames, V.

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Matrimonial primer; with a pictorial matrimonial mathematics and decorations by Gordon Ross. Paul Elder. Humorous, epigrammatic bits of advice for husband and wife are found in this little volume. Its friendly shafts frequently strike home, and one may both laugh and profit by them.

Amsden, Dora. Impressions of Ukiyo-ye, the school of Japanese colour-print artists. The whole is printed on Japanese paper, and an appendix shows facsimiles of the most famous signatures of color-print artists, presented in this volume for the benefit of collectors. Ugly duckling. Squire, four colored plates and some pen-drawings. Anderson, Edward L. Riding and driving. Edward L. Anderson by means of print and photography, and in the latter half of the same volume Mr. Price Collier not only tells how to drive single, double and four, but also gives a large amount of practical information on the care of horses in sickness and in health, shoeing, harnessing, feeding and stabling.

Anderson, Frank Maloy. Constitutions and other select documents, illustrative of the history of France, Wilson, H. Andrews, Rev. Samuel James. Angell, James Rowland. Psychology: an introductory study of the structure and function of human consciousness. Professor Angell sets forth first of all in an elementary way the generally accepted facts and principles bearing upon the functional and genetic rather than the structural phases of psychology.

The third division takes up the elementary features of volition, and follows this general introduction with a treatment of the relation of volition to interest, effort and desire, character and the will, and finally the self. Its great merit can be stated in a word. It is a treatise sufficiently elementary to be used as a textbook for an introductory class, which succeeds in co-ordinating the outcome of the analysis of the content of consciousness with the functional interpretation of those contents which alone can give them rational organization and meaning.

The affective processes, which James nowhere mentions, here receive due treatment, and many minor omissions in the older textbook are filled in. The unity of all conscious processes is made a central idea in the treatment of each one. Every sentence in this volume shows the careful investigator, who has not only got results, but has also made himself so familiar with these results that apparently without effort he expresses them in words that are simple and in sentences that are clear. Technical readers will not object to this, and untechnical readers will especially appreciate it.

There is no need to note in detail the many excellent features in content and form or the few cases of questionable facts and methods of presentation. The narrator, Kotaro, and his sister Hana furnish representative Japanese types, in the portrayal of whose lives from infancy up, the reader gains a clear idea of conditions, customs and methods of Japanese education.

Wonderful have been the changes made during the second half of the last century. There has been the regeneration of Japan, feudalism has been abolished, the samurai have had their privileges curtailed There are no tortures for petty crimes. All religions are tolerated. The school children learn their lessons from Japanese translations of foreign text books.

Native literature is not neglected, but it is no longer used as a guide. Angus, Joseph. Cyclopedic handbook to the Bible: an introduction to the study of the Scriptures. In its present revised form much has been dropped from it, and much added from the gains acquired by a half-century of increasing knowledge, while the original plan, with some rearrangement, remains the same. Its two divisions, treating the Bible first as a book and next as a series of books taken separately, go into manifold details. For practical uses the old book seems likely to remain for long a favorite.

Annandale, Nelson. Faroes and Iceland. As such it has exceptional interest and value, especially since the communities selected for study are of ancient establishment, and have not, in recent years, been the subject of any analogous description. Annesley, Charles. Standard opera glass.

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It contains sketches of the plots of famous operas, with critical and biographical notes, dates of production, etc. There are indexes of titles and names, and 26 portraits of composers. It may be put in your pocket and read at home or abroad. The author does not burden you with superfluous comment and he tells his story neatly, rapidly and without undue emphasis.

He reverences the classics, admires Wagner, and is liberal to the younger men. What more can one ask? Anthony, Gardner C. Elements of mechanical drawing. The author is professor of drawing in Tufts college and dean of the department of engineering; his textbook, first issued ten years ago as a strictly elemental work, is now revised and changed for use in evening drawing schools and technical colleges.

Antrim, Mrs. Minna Thomas Titian, pseud. Knocks—witty, wise and—. Apperson, G. Bygone London life: pictures from a vanished past. The restaurants and coffeehouses, and their frequenters, the swells and beaus and macaronies, are depicted by aid of the memoirs, letters, and society verse of that day.

The effect is much like that of a visit to one of the quaint old museums described in chapter IV. Armstrong, Sir Walter. Gainsborough and his place in English art. A biography which furnishes in nine short chapters a well-ordered analysis of the work of perhaps the greatest painter technically. An interesting chapter on the precursors of Gainsborough traces some characteristics of British art back through the seventeenth century to miniaturists of a time even before Holbein As director of the National gallery of Ireland, the author knows well how to interpret and value the ideals and success of a school of painting.

The book is interesting in itself, and of value to those who wish a better understanding of Dutch art. Sir Joshua Reynolds, first president of the Royal academy. Particularly is Sir Walter Armstrong to be congratulated for his fine sense of selection, by which he has drawn what is truthful and distinctive from the early biographies; also for his critical estimates, which have stood the most searching and eager tests of five years of criticism.

Just what happened, what mischief she did, and how it all ended, the author tells with her own arch humor Either she throws her spell over you, and then you follow with delight wherever she leads: or your temperament resists her spell, and then you take umbrage at her airs, and, in the present volume, at her ragged plot and occasional heaviness of phrase. We get the usual epigrammatic humor, not without cynicism, the usual liveliness of narration and dialogue, and, it must be confessed, the usual absurdities and exaggerations. The characters, though overdrawn, are full of interest.

Asakawa, Kanichi. Early institutional life of Japan. Then follow two chapters, one on the events leading up to the reform, the other, a particularly good one, on the political doctrine of the Chinese by which the reformers were so strongly influenced. Next comes a long chapter on the new institutions introduced under Kotoku and his successor; and lastly a short chapter sketches the subsequent development. Asakawa is first in importance of works in English upon the 11 period of which it treats.

The author is to be congratulated on having successfully accomplished a difficult piece of pioneer work. Asakawa, K. Russo-Japanese conflict: its causes and issues. The book contains portraits of the statesmen who figure in its pages and may be taken as a valuable contribution to contemporary history from the end of the war with China through the diplomatic correspondence immediately following the outbreak of hostilities. The author is lecturer on the civilization and history of East Asia at Dartmouth college.

The special and quite unusual virtue of this book is the elimination of moral standards and patriotic sentiment from the discussion of a present-day conflict. In the latter effort he is as successful as anyone could reasonably expect, his desire to quote from Russian authorities wherever they have spoken amounting to solicitude. Of the broad causes leading up to hostilities, Dr.

Asakawa tells us little not already known. But in details and the marshalling of facts he is far fuller than anyone preceding him. The book is so dispassionately written that the nationality of the author if not disclosed would hardly have been guessed. It is one of the strong points of Dr. His statement of causes leading to the war is rather political than moral. The map leaves much to be desired. Asbury, Francis. The author wrote by fits and starts, under all the difficulties of a laborious and constant itinerary, and the compiler has not improved his unpretentious jottings beyond recognition, but one may find items of antique or curious interest.

Ascham, Roger. English works of Roger Ascham: ed. The curious and readable part of this collection is in the teaching of bow shooting; the immortal part lies in the chapters on education. Ashe, Sydney Whitmore, and Keiley, J. Electric railways theoretically and practically treated. Van Nostrand. Next the component parts of the car equipment are treated in detail. There are six folding plates and text illustrations. The material is excellent, and it is well arranged for general reading and for reference.

It is undoubtedly more complete than any other concise treatment of the subject. Ashley, Percy. Modern tariff history: Germany, United States, France. It is the work of a politician and an economist, who felt the necessity of coming to a clear and unprejudiced understanding of the great problem. The tariff history of Germany is outlined from the formation of the Zollverein to the present time.

Taking it altogether the book is well worth while. It suffices to say that Mr. Ashley employs the historical method judiciously and effectively, with an evident knowledge of its limitations. Instructive as is this comparative tariff history in many other respects, it is peculiarly excellent as affording an insight into what is called neo-mercantilism, and its correlative—which might perhaps be called neo-libertarianism.

Ashley, William James. Progress of the German working classes in the last quarter of a century. A good economic monograph written in a spirit of moderation and of especial value to those who are interested in the fiscal controversy. Ashmore, Sidney Gillespie. Classics and modern training. There are other characters and other dogs, and much that is chatty and domestic. Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Frank Lin, pseud. Bell in the fog, and other stories. Ten stories which deal with both the natural and the supernatural.

They show, most of them, something of Mrs. But there is no unifying thought running through all this miscellany. Its faults are want of balance, judgment and restraint. The stories, needless to say, are told by one who can tell them well, but they are the result of introspection rather than of observation. Like Mr. Howells, Mrs. Atherton gives such imaginings the perfect touch by leaving everything vague and unexplained, and by placing them in a setting of real people and things 13 thrown upon her canvas with her own surpassing skill.

James, and professional ethics will probably seal his lips. Travelling thirds. Moulton, the reader for a publishing house, with his wife and two daughters, who have become accustomed to a literary atmosphere, and his niece, Catalina, a madcap California girl, decide to tour the continent. The story concerns the romances which they meet with and the grand passion which comes to Catalina, who finally quarrels with her relatives and is left the sole interest of the closing pages of the book.

The story derives its name from the fact that the party traveled third class thru Spain. As an invitation to travel in Spain it is persuasive and alluring. The compiler has gathered together from many sources, verses relating exclusively to athletic sports. There are no restrictions as to authorship, and the volume includes translations from Homer, Pindar and Virgil, verses by Byron, Swinburne, Emerson, Stevenson, Kipling, Whitman and many others, and several anonymous selections.

Atkinson, Edward. Facts and figures: the basis of economic science. Edward Atkinson has collected several essays on the protective tariff and the cost of war and warfare. Atkinson, Fred Washington. Philippine islands. Its information is of the encyclopaedic sort, conveyed clearly and pleasantly. About a quarter of the book is given to a brief summary of the geography and history of the islands.

The rest of the book is devoted to an account of the people and the conditions under which they live. The book is illustrated with half-tone reproductions of photographs. Profit may be drawn from both books. More specifically, however, we are compelled to admit that Dr. Atkinson is too complaisant as to present administrative tendencies. Atkinson, George Francis. College textbook of botany.

In expanding his elementary botany of into a college text, Prof. Atkinson leaves many chapters on the physiological part practically untouched, while others are thoroughly revised especially on the subjects of nutrition and digestion. One subject elaborated for the purpose of bringing it abreast of the times is morphology of fertilization in the gymnosperms and angiosperms. The treatment falls into five parts, Physiology, Morphology and life history of representative plants, Plant members in relation to environment, Vegetation in relation to environment, and Representative families of angiosperms.

The author aims to give the mere elements or grammar of the great subject of English architecture. There are chapters on Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance art, on churches, monasteries, and houses; each subject is treated historically. A conclusion deals with the French influence. There are tiny illustrations. Auchincloss, W. Book of Daniel unlocked. Garden that I love. George S.


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  • Elgood, R. But whatever their character, the pictures are most attractive. The boy on his way to begin his novitiate with the fathers of St. Mary Austin has the gift of the witchcraft of romance. Taylor, and others. It is a novelty and sure to please the motor car devotees. Avery, Elroy McKendree. History of the United States and its people. In 12 vol. Avery aims to cover the entire ground of American history from the earliest records to the present time. It is intended as a popular history, but there is supplied an abundance of bibliographical data which all students and those who wish to pursue historical investigations will find particularly useful.

    The maps, also, are more satisfactory than those which commonly appear in American works of this character. The style is easy, flowing, sometimes conversational. Graphic anecdotes or storiettes enliven the serious matter. Among the features demanding special praise the technical make-up must not be forgotten. The size is convenient, the paper excellent, the type clear and large, and there is a broad margin with notes. Some obscurities, errors, and other defects have escaped detection. Our verdict regarding Dr.

    If the succeeding volumes equal in excellence the present book, this history will be the best complete 15 history of our country yet written. Avery is fully abreast of modern scholarship. Of really serious errors in the book there are none. The great weakness of the book lies in the absence of page references. It is altogether too flowery either for a permanent classic or for a serious piece of historical work. But they could not, without rewriting his book, correct his point of view. Rarely takes the trouble to come to a conclusion of his own.

    On the whole the book is well and attractively written and is accurate as to fact. The narrative From a literary point of view, the history is eminently readable, though the style shows a tendency to ornateness. To judge then, from vol. It is certainly not dry—parts of it reading like a stirring romance. Now and then he goes perhaps a trifle too far in his impartiality. Upton letters. Simple and natural, sane and human, these reflective utterances on literary, moral, and educational themes, and on the commonplaces of daily life, have the charm that belongs to the genuine expression of a good mind and heart.

    As a whole the volume is intensely satisfactory and is one that may be read and read again by those who care to think and know how to think. This is unquestionably high. Without literary affectation, the style is that of a literary man. Bacon, Benjamin Wisner. Story of St. This book is the outgrowth of a series of university extension lectures delivered at Providence, R. It is a comparison of the accounts of the life of St. It should rather be called A study in St. Paul, for Dr. Bacon is a critic rather than a historian. Certainly his mind is analytical rather than dramatic.

    For the student who desires to get the latest information which a fearless and reverent scholarship has to give respecting our sources of information concerning Paul and his Epistles, we know of no book better than this volume of Dr. His book is, indeed, a union of constructive biography and scientific criticism. Bacon, Dolores M. Diary of a musician. Short, terse sentences that sum up a heart full of joy or anguish, characterized all thru by Bohemian irresponsibility, 16 are no more brief than were the moods of this interesting Hungarian.

    It is Marie Alexeievna. There is no superior allegiance. In very few books is the note struck at the beginning successfully kept up to the end, as here. Of its not ambitious order, the book is admirable. Bacon, Edgar Mayhew. Narragansett bay; its historic and romantic associations and picturesque setting. As the title implies, it is a collection of superficial descriptions and colonial legends woven into readable form. The volume contains many egregious lapses from fact. Bacon, Gertrude.

    Balloons, airships and flying machines. Books and pamphlets have appeared in great numbers furnishing technical details, measurements, etc. Such a book is now to be had in Mr. Baedeker, Karl. London and its environs: a handbook for travellers. The total bulk has been but slightly increased. It is almost a pity that these successive editions could not graphically record the chief changes in the general aspect of the metropolis, which of late have been as imposing as they are extensive. Northern France: handbook for travellers. Bagley, William Chandler. Educative process. A lucid exposition of the basal principles of pedagogy with illustrative matter showing the limits and methods of the application.

    Bagley is mainly concerned to teach the principles of pedagogy he has not failed in adequately illustrating the limits and methods of their rational application. The material with which Mr. Bagot had to deal was far too extensive for the space at his disposal; and on the whole he has made a wise selection. Richard Bagot has written a stirring melodrama of love and intrigue.

    He has laid on his colours with a trowel. He gives us the lovely maiden wooed by the handsome lover whose suit is forbidden by the stern stepmother. He tells of wicked priests, cynical and scheming villains, faithful servants, secret hiding-places and sliding panels—all the stock-in-trade of regulation melodrama This is a book that will certainly bear reading twice. Bagot has the secret of portraying. Here, as in former books, Mr. Bagot occasionally offends the taste of his readers quite unnecessarily.

    Peter Newell Mother Goose. There are twenty-two illustrations by Peter Newell. All in all the combination forms a most happy volume for children. Bailey, Liberty Hyde. Outlook to nature. The outlook to nature is the outlook to what is real and hearty and spontaneous. Nor is it a one-sided view of life that is presented. His greatest originality lies in the realm of analytic psychology, and his works on this subject are among the classics. In logic, he was a close follower of Mill, also his two volumes show some important advances on the Mill method.

    What is really valuable in it is overlaid by a multitude of details which can interest but few. Bain, F. Digit of the moon, and other love stories from the Hindoo. Many persons will deem his stories charming. At any rate, they are touchingly sentimental and written in extra-florid English. Bain, Robert Nisbet. First Romanovs, So far as we know, the book takes new ground in that it is less a history of war and political convulsions than of the underlying conditions—social, racial, and moral as well as political—which give shape and form to the Muscovite civilization.

    Dramatic episodes and incidents have large place in the narrative There are several portraits and maps. Nisbet Bain is too faithful a chronicler. The present volume is in many respects the best he has given us. The whole story is well and interestingly told in fluent and often pictorial English. Such a book as this is valuable as affording insight into what was really a formative period of European history. At the same time we fail to find that he brings any really new light to bear upon the subject.

    Scandinavia: a political history of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The period from to is treated in this volume which deals with the rise, decline, and fall of Denmark, Norway and Sweden as powers. It is throughout a scholarly production. Inaccuracy rather than obscurity is the fault of the book. And he tells a good story. This failure of Mr. Bain to enter into the spirit of the time is glaringly apparent in his treatment of Christian II. On the whole his judgments of present-day men and measures are correct and well balanced.

    The style, without being impressive, is fluent and agreeable. They themselves thus remind the reader that they are very much flesh-and-blood little mortals. Their experiences at the court of Francis the First, and their travels and adventures are full of interest for the young reader. The illustrations are the clever work of Fanny Y. Baker, George P. Forms of public address. This little volume is offered by Mr. Baker as a needed supplement to the ordinary oratorical work done in colleges. It is designed for school use, and sets forth its purpose in an introduction addressed to teachers. The book consists of famous historical letters, both private and open, editorials, inaugural addresses, speeches of eulogy, commemoration, dedication, welcome and farewell, and after-dinner speeches.

    There are an appendix and explanatory notes. Baker, Henry B. Relation of preventable disease to taxation. Michigan State board of health. A pretty story of a little orphan, Mary Daingerfield, who is separated from her sister and brothers and adopted by the rich and kind-hearted Pinners. Thru her sweet unselfishness she succeeds in bringing home to them their son, Dave, and also in reuniting her orphaned family—Kit, Buz, the baby, and their faithful old black Aunty. A second revised and enlarged edition of this valuable little volume which was first published in Baker, Rev.

    Short instructions; or, Meditations on the Gospels for each day in Lent; ed. Christian press. The Gospel for the day is given; then follows a short instruction on the same, concluding with a prayer. Baker, William Henry. Baker, Wadsworth, O. More than 50 most important subjects on cement and its uses in construction are covered in this volume, which is compiled to meet the requirements of the common workman.

    Baldwin, Charles Sears, ed. American short stories. See Wampum library of American literature, v. Baldwin, Charles Sears. Girls of St. There are illustrations and a good deal of minor detail of the life of a French country house. Baldwin, Simeon Eben. American judiciary and judicial system. The nature and scope of the judicial power in the United States, and Part 2. The organization and practical working of American courts. Laymen and jurists alike will find this book interesting and helpful. Balmforth, Ramsden. Bible from the standpoint of higher criticism. Two volumes devoted respectively to the Old and New Testament, which discuss in popular and non-technical form the results of the higher criticism.

    Illustrations are drawn from the various classes of literature and periods of history. Bandelier, Fanny, tr. Journey of Cabeza de Vaca. The translator and editor have had a valuable idea in extracting from the original confused and garrulous narrative what was essential and important. Bandelier, the foremost in this line, and the translation is by his wife, whose quick intelligence and absolute familiarity with the Spanish language has enabled her to fathom many intricacies of the vague and confused record. Raffles; being the adventures of an amateur cracks-woman narrated by Bunny.

    Bangs has portrayed Mrs. Bangs, John Kendrick. Worsted man: a musical play for amateurs. Eight lonely women at a summer hotel in New Hampshire attempt to get even with Fate for not sending a single youth their way. They construct a worsted man from an afghan, stuffing it with cotton. A certain famous spring-water brings this man of wool to life, and he becomes an unmanageable flirt. Banks, Nancy Huston. Little hills. Phoebe Rowan is widowed shortly after the ceremony which joins her in a loveless marriage with the village minister.

    Howells, to write an interesting story about nothing. The various characters to which Mrs. Banks introduces us are not convincing. The central thread of the story, which binds the whole together with a strength surprising in a plot of such fragile delicacy, is imbued with a simple pathos that at times evokes an almost painful sympathy.

    Orchard princess. Bard, Emile. Chinese life in town and country. The book is concise and interesting, and contains over a dozen illustrations and a good index. The little volume is singularly free from inaccuracies. With index and illustrations, this makes one of the books on China most pleasant for reference and reading.

    Thirteen short stories for girls as well as boys. Then there are stories of flying machines, cannibal kings, and adventures in Africa, where savages pursue the finders of certain diamonds. There is a story of an ice boat, where two boys carry a bag of money fifty miles to save a bank, and of harrowing experiences in an apparently inaccessible village of the cliff dwellers. There are many others equally varied. Mental defectives; their history, treatment, and training. An interesting and practical treatment of the subject by one who has had long and successful experience in the training of the mentally deficient.

    The modern methods of sifting and classifying these children, are given in detail, and the work suitable for each class is described. It is an interesting book for everyone, but is intended primarily for teachers and parents. There are illustrations. Barr has spoken to an audience of teachers and parents, rather than to scientists. Barr, Robert. Speculations of John Steele. John Steele, the hero of this story, runs the entire gamut of financial adventure. He becomes the owner of a railroad, dabbles in wheat, loses a fortune, wins it again with the woman he loves thru a coup de force.

    Barrett, Mrs. Charlotte, ed. See Burney, Frances. Barrington, Mrs. Reminiscences of G. Conversational reminiscences of the sculptor-artist jotted down by one who was his friend and neighbor. Many interesting details are given, which reveal his character and his attitude toward his own work and the work of other artists. The book is written pleasantly, interestingly, tho without any great distinction of style—but it is only fair to add that there is no pretension to style. Barrington combines in an unusual degree the literary and artistic gift.

    The first lesson is on a block letter alphabet. Next are rules for drawing the human head and features, the hands, feet, and the human figure. The last part of the book is devoted to the well-known American illustrators and cartoonists. Barren, Leonard, , ed. Roses and how to grow them. Barry, Richard. Port Arthur: a monster heroism. Under such chapter headings as, The city of silence, A battle in a storm, Cost of taking Port Arthur, and A contemporary epic, are told the horrid things, pitiless and true, which the author saw in the East on the field and in the trenches where the little brown men fought so bravely.

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    Mary E. Little green door. There are separate glasses illustrated, all arranged upon the black backgrounds of sixty-seven half-tone plates There are many historical curiosities among these pieces, and of course Jacobitism in abundance. We rarely find Mr. Bate at fault. Madcap cruise. The story of a young Harvard man whose uncle refused to supply him with funds for a trip to Europe. There are many amusing and stirring adventures, such as a race with an English yacht, smuggling art treasures out of Italy, and a storm at sea.

    A thoroughly wholesome and readable book. Batten seeks to realise the actual conditions under which the Jewish prophets lived and worked. He inquires how they gained a subsistence, what they did for their countrymen, what was thought and expected of them, and whether they wrote down their utterances in advance The method of presentation is clear and simple, and the underlying principles are scholarly and safe. Battine, Cecil. Crisis of the confederacy: a history of Gettysburg and the Wilderness. The story of years of serious fighting is compressed into something less than four hundred pages.

    Then comes a chapter in which the lessons of the war are drawn in a very instructive way. There are six maps in the book, and a colored frontispiece showing the battle flags of the confederacy. Would be improved by a better index and by more references to authorities. Our readers can hardly find a more satisfactory narrative, with so much matter in so moderate a space. Battle of Maldon, and short poems from the Saxon chronicle, ed. A volume in section I.

    Notes, bibliography and glossary are provided. Bauer, G.

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