Page images
PDF

SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO.'S LIST.

FOURTH EDITION NOW READY AT ALL THE LIBRARIES.

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OP A HOUSE BOAT. By

William Black. 3 vols, crown 8vo.
*It Is pleasantly told, with a plentiful seasoning of descriptions of Bcenery. ... A wholesome, fragrant rook.'

Saturday Iikvikw.

'There is a great deal that is very pleasant and even charming in "The Strange Adventures of a House-Boat." . . . Mr. Black's style is as good as ever, and in welcome contrast to the shambling periods of many of his contemporaries.'

Athxkjecm.

(Tho»e in search of a good novel, full of pleasant pictures of men, women, and things, may be safely referred to Mr. William Black's three volumes.*—Daily Telegraph.

1 It is doubtful whether to any of Mr. Black's novels there can be so justly applied the epithet" delightful" as to his "Strange Adventures of a House-Boat." '—Mornixg Post.

RECENT BOOKS OF TRAVEL.

NEW AND CHEAPER EDITION.

THE QUEEN'S HIGHWAY PROM OCEAN TO OCEAN. By

Stuart Cumberland, F.R.G.S, Author of ' The Rabbi's Spell' &c. New Edition, with an additional Chapter. Crown 8vo. cloth extra, 7s. 6d. Lord Dckfehix, Loud Lorxs, Lord Lassdownh, Lord Wolskley, Lord Knutsford. Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, and other eminent authorities bare read 1 The Queen's Highway,' and warmly recommend it as a work of great national importance. 1 The Queen's Highway' is the only work which accurately and fully describes the Dominion of Canada from the Atlantio to the Pacific strand.

TENTING ON THE PLAINS; or, General Custer in Kansas and Texas. By Elizabeth B. Custer, Author of 'Boots and Saddles.' Royal 8vo. with numerous Illustrations, cloth.

EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN NEW GUINEA.

By Capt. J. Strachan, F.R.G.S., F.R.C.I. of Sydney. Crown 8vo. cloth, 300 pp., with numerous Illustrations, 12«. 'Alike for what he saw and did upon the shores of Papua, and as a typical specimen of the pioneer of the Antipodes, Captain Strachan in his book has a story well worth the telling.'—Scotsman.

THE LAND OP THE PINK PEARL; or, Kecollections of Life in the Bahamas. By L. D. POWLE3, late Circuit Justice in the Bahama Islands. 1 vol. demy 8vo. with Map, cloth, 10s. 6d. 'Mr. Powles deserves thanks for a pleasant book on an insufficiently appreciated corner of the world.'

Daily Tet.kobaph.

TURBANS AND TAILS; or, Sketches in the Unroinantic East. By A. J. Bamford, M.A. Crown 8vo. cloth, 7<t. 6d. 4 A series of literary cabinets, showing life and character in India and China. . . . Mr. Bamford writes neither as a minister of religion, nor at a servant of the State, nor as a hasty traveller, aud so there is no theory to defend, no case to prove, no proposition to arge. . . . A volume characterised by friendly humour anJ literary lucidity.*—Christian World. I

NEAR AND FAR: an Angler's Sketches of Home Sport and Colonial Life.

By Wm. Senior (' Red Spinner'), Angling Editor of the Field, Author of 'Waterside j

Sketches ' &c. Crown 8vo. cloth, 6s. 'The author is not merely an expert all-round angler, but is an all-round lover of nature; and he his the very happy faculty of knowing how tj dejeribe wunt he sees and what he has done. He has fished, and shot, and hunted, and communed with nature the world over ; and he d-!scrib--s his alvontnres wall a lltrhtii<w and brigitnes* ot touch which to anyone who has in him the limst love of nature cannot but he irresistibly charming.'—Flshixo Gazette.

INCWADI YAMI; or, Twenty Years' Personal Experience in South Africa.

By J. W. Matthews, M.D., late Vice-President of the Legislative Council of South Africa.

Royal 8vo. with numerous Illustrations, cloth, 14s. 'The most exhaustive account of the diamond mining ut Kimberley which has yet appeared. . . . The book is well' written, and contains numerous excellent illustratiuus. It Is in nuny respects the most complete book of the kind that / has appeared for some time,'—SCOTSMAN.

SECOND EDITION IN THE PRESS.

THROUGH THE YANG-TSE GORGES; or, Trade and Travel in

Western China, By Archibald J. Little, F.lt.G.S., of Ichang. With Map, 8vo. cloth, 10*. Gd. 'The volume is never dull, and is well worth the attention of those who wish to be instructed and entertained on the subject of an important btret^h of Caina and the qualities of ncr governors and people.'—Si'ect.vtor.'

THE LAND OP RUBENS: a Companion for Visitors to Belgium. By

Conkad Busken Huet. Translated from the Dutch and Edited by Albert D. Vax Dam. Author of ' Famous Bohemians,' 'Genius en NegligeV &c. Crown 8vo. cloth, 3s. 6d. 'An excellent translation of the highly intellectual and scholarly work of Conrad ilusken Huet. Intending tourists in Belgium wi,l mits a good deal if they do not take this book with them in their rambles.'—Manchkstkr Examinkk.

COMPANION WORK TO 'THE CRUISE OF "THE CHALLENGER."" THREE CRUISES OP THE 'BLAKE.' By Alexander Agassiz,

Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass. 2 vols, royal 8v© fully illustrated, 42*. ■

(Professor Agissiz has to sustain the burden of a great nnd hononred name. Hitherto he has been little known beyond the select circles of science, where, ho wever, lie has gained for himself a reputation worthy of the name he bestrs. Solid evidence of the good work Professor Agassiz has boon doing is now before the public. ... It is impossible to sp»e%fc too highly of the results of the three cruises with which Professor Afrassiz deals. . . . The volumes are illustrated by altout 55it il liStratimis, besides coloured maps and diaxrams, admirably executed, and add greatly to the utility of a work wtilcfa, ict creditable wlike to the industry of the United Suites Government, and to the industry and scientific training of Professor Agassiz.*—Times.

London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C.

MR. T. FISHER UNWIN'S LIST.

'UNWIN'S NOVEL SERIES.'

Under the above heading Mr. T. Fisher Unwin proposes to publish a Series that will include Works by some of the best-known Writers of the day.

As it is intended to reprint from time to time Interesting Books not easily accessible otherwise —other classes of Literature than Fiction will be represented. But as Novels that have already proved favourites with the public, as well as Original Novels, Tales, and Sketches by New Writers, will be presented in a cheap and attractive form, the Series may well stand as

'UNWIN'S NOVEL SERIES.'

The Volumes will average about 300 pp. each, small crown 8vo. They will be clearly printed and strongly bound in limp cloth, price 2*. each.

Now Ready, Volume I. of * UNWIN'S NOVEL SERIES.'

GLADYS FANE. (Fifth Edition.)

By T. WEYMSS BEED, Author of 'A Life of the Right Hon. W. E. Forster, M.P.,' &c.

■ Mr. Held's novel is of no common order. It is thoughtful, caret ally wrought, and strikingly pure in feeling. He is a master of his craft. His style, easy and simple as it is, is full of colour and movement.'—Bradford Observer.

1 The author of the delightful monograph on " Charlotte Bronte1" has given us in this volume a story as beautiful as life and as sad as death.'—Standard.

'The beautiful and terse descriptions of scenery which we find in this story themselves suggest a genuine poetic element in Mr. Wemyss Held, whose study of '• Charlotte Bronte" long ago rendered his name familiar to the literary world. We heartily welcome his success in this new field. . . . This pleasant and fascinating story.'

Spectator.

'Mr. Wemyss Reid has certainly by this book gained a place well to the front among the novelists of the class now living and writing among us."

Saturday Review.

'It is a sound piece of work, and above all it is very enjoyable reading.'—Academy.

In preparation, Volume II. of ' UNWIN'S NOVEL SERIES.'

MRS. KEITH'S CRIME.

By Mrs. W. K. CLIFFORD.

A GIFT-BOOK FOR CHILDREN.

iESOFS FABLES FOR LITTLE READERS:

Told by Mrs. Arthur Brookfield.
Twenty-live Illustrations by HENRY J.
Ford. Small 4to. cloth, 3». (5<f.

FRANCIS BACON (LORD VERULAM): A

Critical Review of His Life and Character, with Selections from his Writings. Adapted for Colleges and High Schools. By B. G. Lovejoy, A.M., LL.B. Crown 8vo. halfbound cloth, gilt top, 6i.

1 BOOK FOR yuVNG WOMEN $ GIRLS.

SIX GIRLS: A Home Story. By Fannie Belle Irving. Illustrated by F. T. MerRill. Crown 8vo. cloth, 5i.

NEW AND CHEAPER EDITION.

[■HE ROMAN STUDENTS; or, On the Wings of the Morning. A Tale of tiie Renaissance. Illustrated. Cheaper Edition, imperial 8vo. cloth extra, 3*. 6d.

THIRD AND CHEAPER EDITION.

2NGLISH AS SHE IS TADGHT: Genuine Answers to Examination Questions. With Commentary by Mark Twain. Demy 16mo. parchment antique, 1*.

10 CIPHER IN SHAKESPEARE: Being a Refutation of the Hon. Ignatius DonNelly's Great Cryptogram. By Rev. A. Nicholson, LL.D. Demy 8vo. paper, 1».

Now ready, tlie 15th Volume of the
'STORY OF THE NATIONS.'

HOLLAND.

By Prof. J. E. Thorold Rogers.

Forty Illustrations and Man. Large crown 8vo, cloth, 6/.; Presentation Edition, gilt edges, &t. tkt.

Recently published.

TURKEY. By Stanley Lane-poole.

'Decidedly one of the most valuable additions to a noble series. The illustrations, as in previous volumes of the course, are not only numerous, but well selected and really helpful.'—Glasgow Mail.

Prtviout Volumes in the Serlei:
ROME. By Arthur Gilman, M.A. Third Edition.
THE JEWS. By Prof. J. K. Hosmeil Second Edition.
GERMANY. By Rev. S. Barl\o-gould. Second Edition.
CARTHAGE. By Prof. Alfred J. Church. Third
Hilton.

ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE. By Prof. J. P. Mauahty.
Third Edition.

THE MOORS IN SPAIN. By Stanley Lake-poolb.

Second Edition.
ANCIENT EGYPT. By Prof. George Rawunson.

Ttilrd Edltiou.
HUNGARY. By Prof. Armixius Vamhkuv. Second

Edition.

THE SARACENS. By Arthur Oilman, M.A.
IRELAND. By the Hon. Emily Lawless. Second
Edition.

CHALDEA. By Zbnaide A. BACiozra.

THE GOTHS. By Henry Bradley.

ASSYRIA. By ZlXAlDI A. Raoozin. Second Edition.

London: T. FISHEE UNWIN, 26 Paternoster Square, E.C.

SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO.'S

PUBLICATIONS.

ILDSTRATED HANDBOOKS OF ART HISTORY.

Edited by E. J. POYNTER, R.A., and Prof. ROGER SMITH, F.R.I.B.A.
Each in crown Sro. cloth extra, 5t. per Volume.

ARCHITECTURE: Classic and Early Christian.
By Prof. T. Roger Smith and John Si.atbh, B.A.
Comprising the Egyptian. Assyrian, Greek, Roman,
Byzantine, and early Christian. Illustrated with 200
Engravings.

ARCHITECTURE: Gothic and Renaissance. By

Prof. T. Roqbb Smith and EnwARD J. Poyntbr. R.A. Showing the Progress of Gothic and Renaissance Architecture in England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Illustrated with 100 Engravings. SCULPTURE, ANCIENT: in Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and Rome. By George Bedford, F.R.C.S. With 160 Illustrations of the most celebrated Statues and Bas-Reliefs, a Hap of Ancient Greece, and a Chronological List of Ancient Sculptors and their Works.

SCULPTURE: Renaissance and Modern. By

Leader Scott, Illustrated with numerous Engravings of Works by the celebrated Sculptors of the Renaissance, and Examples of the Sculptors of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

PAINTING: Classic and Italian. By Edward J.
Poynter, R.A., and P»rcy R. Head, B.A. Including
Painting in Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Pompeii; the
Renaissance in Italy; Schools of Florence, Siena,
Rome, &a. Illustrated with 80 Engravings of many ot
the finest Pictures.

PAINTING: Spanish and French. By Gerard-
Smith. Including the Live* of Velasquez and Murillo,
Claude Lorrain, Watteau, &c. With 80 Illustrations.

PAINTING: German, Flemish, and Dutch. By
H. J. Wilmot Buxton, M.A., and Edward J. Poyn-
Ter, R.A., including an Account of the Works of
DUror. Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, &C.
With 100 Engravings.

PAINTING: English and American. By H. J.
Wilmot Buxton, M.A., and S. R. Koehler. Includ-
ing an Account of the Earliest Paintings known in
England; the Works of Holbein, Hogarth, Reynolds,
and Gainsborough ; Turner and Wilkie, &c. And a
Chapter on Painting in America. With 80 Illustra-
tions.

These eight books can also be had bound in four volumes, half-morocco, Roxburgh style, in a cloth case, for £i. it.

ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHIES of the Great ARTISTS.

Each Volume contains many Illustrations, including, when possible, a Portrait of the Master, and is strongly bound in decorated cloth. Cromn Sro. 3i. 6<f. per Volume, mdeis marlted othermue.

ITALIAN PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS. GIOTTO. By Harry Quilter, M.A. From Recent Investigations at Padua, Florence, and Assisi.

ENGLISH PAINTEBS.
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS. ByF.S. PoLuxa, M.A.

From the most recent Authorities.
WILLIAM HOGARTH. By Austin Dobson. From

Recent Researches.
GAINSBOROUGH and CONSTABLE. By G.

Brock-arnold, M.A.
SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE and GEORGE

ROMNEY. By Lord Ronald Gowkr, F.S.A. is. 6d.
TURNER. By C09MO Monkhouse. From Recent

Investigations.
SIR DAVID WILKIE: a Memoir. By J. W. Mollett,

B.A.

SIR EDWIN LANDSEER: a Memoir. By F. G.
Stephens. Illustrated with Seventeen Facsimiles of
Etchings after Landseer's designs.

SPANISH PAINTERS.
VELASQUEZ. By B. Stowk, M.A.
MURILLO. Bv Ellen E. Minor. A Memoir derived
from Recent Works. 2j, 6d.

G1RMAN PAINTERS.
ALBRECHT DURER. By R. F. Heath, M.A.
LITTLE MASTERS of GERMANY. By W. B.

Scott. Altdnrfer, Hans Sebald, Beham, Bartel Beham,

Aldegrever, Pencz, Blnk. and Brosamer.
HANS HOLBEIN. By Joseph Cdkdall.
OVERBECK : a Memoir. By J. Beavington Atkinson.

Comprising his Early Years at LUbeck, Studies at

Vienna, and Settlement at Rome.

FLEMISH AND DUTCH PAINTERS.
REMBRANDT. Bv J. W. Mollett, B.A.
RUBENS. Bv C. W. Kett, M.A.
VAN DYCK and HALS. By P. R. Head, B.A.
FIGURE PAINTERS of HOLLAND. By Lord
Ronald Gower, F.S.A.

FRA ANGELICO and the EARLY PAINTERS

of FLORENCE. By O. M. Phillimore.

FRA BARTOLOMMEO, ALBERTINELLI, and

ANDREA del SARl'O By Leader SnoiT.

GHIBERTI and DON ATELLO. By Leader Scott.
2s. Bd.

DELLA ROBBIA, CELLINI, and other Celebrated
SCULPTORS ot the FlfTEENTH and SIXTEENTH
CENTURIES. By Leader SCOTT. 2i. 6d.

MANTEGNA and FRANCIA. By Julia Cart-
Wright.

LEONARDO da VINCI. By Dr. J. Paul Richteh.

MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI. By Charles

Clement.
RAPHAEL. By N. D'anvers
TITIAN. By R. F. Heath, M.A.

TINTORETTO. By W. B. Ostler. From Investi-
gations at Venice.
CORREGGIO. By M. Compton Heaton. a*. 64,

FRENCH PAINTERS. WATTEAU. By J. W. Mollett, B.A. Illustrated with Engravings of Fetes Galantes, Portraits, btudtrs from the Life, Pastoral Subjects, and Designs for Ornament. 2». 6d. CLAUDE le LORRAIN. By O. J. Dullea. VERNET and DELAROCHE. By J. Ruktz Kkes, 1 ME1SSONIER : a Memoir. By J. W. Mollett, B.A. Any Four Volumes, in a Cloth Case, lit.

From the SPECTATOR.—1 It is high time that some thorough and general acquaintance with the works of these mighty painters should be spread abroad, and it Is curious to think how long their names have occupied sacred niches in

the world's heart without the presence of much popular knowledge about the collective work of their lives If the

present series of biographies, which seems to be most thoroughly and tastefully edited, succeeds in responding to the wants of modest, if ardent, art-knowledge, its aim will be accomplished.'

From the TIMES.—1 Few thingB in the way of small books upon great subjects, avowedly cheap and necessarily brief, have been hitherto so well done as these biographies of the Great Masters in painting. They afford just what a very large proportion of readers In these hurrying times wish to be provided with—a sort of concentrated food for the mind.'

London:

SAMPSON LOW, MAKSTON, SEARLE & EIVINGTON, Limited,
St. D unstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C.

* * * * J* 'as few copies are to be printed beyond those subscribed for, KENSINGTON: Pictubesque And HISTORICAL, will probably go to a premium.'

NOTICE.

LIST will CLOSE Sep. 29.

KENSINGTON:

(320 SDPERB ILLUSTRATIONS, SOME IN COLOURS)

To be published at 45/-, price to Subscribers, 28/6. A LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS' NAMES AND:ADDRESSES WILL BE

PRINTED WITH THE TEXT.
23p Comninno, iDcUicatcb to tfjc <Quccn.

Trade Terms and beautifully Illustrated Prospectus free from the Publishers,

F IELD & TUEE, The Leadenhall Press, 50 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.; SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & CO.; and HAMILTON, ADAMS & CO.

NEW SERIES OF BOOKS

BT

POPULAR WRITERS.

These Books by Miss Alcott, Mrs. Whitney, and others are well adapted for Boys and Girls, for School Prizes, <£c.

"Small crown 8vo. cloth, 2s. each.

LITTLE MEN. By Miss Alcott.
HITHERTO. By Mrs. Whitney.

FROM FORECASTLE TO CABIN. By Captain Samuels. With numerousIllustrations.
IN MY INDIAN GARDEN. By Phil Robinson.

LITTLE WOMEN AND LITTLE WOMEN WEDDED. By Miss Alcott.
ERIC AND ETHEL. By Francis Francis. With numerous Illustrations.
THE KEYHOLE COUNTRY. By Gertrude Jerdon. With numerous Illustrations.
WE GIRLS. By Mrs. Whitney.

THE OTHER GIRLS. A Sequel to the above. By Mrs. Whitney.
ADVENTURES OF JIMMY BROWN. By W. L. Alden.
UNDER THE LILACS. By Miss Alcott. With numerous Illustrations.
JIMMY'S CRUISE IN THE 'PINAFORE.' By Miss Alcott.
UNDER THE PUNKAH. By Phil Robinson.

Messrs. SAMPSON LOW & CO.'S Complete Catalogue offers great scope for selecting Books of Travel and Adventure, Poetry, and General Literature.

London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, B.C.

MODERN SHIPS OF WAR.

By Sir EDWARD J. REED, M.P., late Chief Constructor of the British Navy, and EDWARD SIMPSON, Rear-Admiral U.S.N.; late President U.S. Naval Advisory Board.

With Supplementary Chapters and Notes by J. D. Jerrold Kelley, Lieutenant U.S.N.; Author ot

'The Question of Ships,' faj.

Illustrated with over 100 Engravings of the principal Battleships of England, France, United States, Italy, Germany, &c. Royal 8vo. cloth, 10*. fid.

CHEAP EDITION OF

JULES VERNE'S KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE.

In Two Volumes, Illustrated, crown 8vo. paper boards, Is. per volume; or in cloth,
gilt edges, 2s. per volume.

Part I. THE CAPTAIN OK THE GUIDARA. | Part II. SCARPANTE THE SPY.

London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C.

« PreviousContinue »