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Our Recent Actors; being Recollections, Criti

cal, and in many cases Personal, of late distinguished Performers of both Sexes. With some incidental notices of Living Actors. By Dr. WESTLAND MARSTON. 2 vols. crown 8vo. cloth, 21s.

Dr. Marston's memoirs of “ Recent Actors" may be recommended as excellent reading. . Scholarly, but thorougbly interesting, impartial and wholly genial, Dr. Marston's book may be commended to those by whom the the ordinary chronicles of the stage are esteemed mere draff and husks.'-WORLD.

* The anecdotes relating to famous performers of hoth sexes are full of personal interest, the criticisms are subtle and scholarly, and the book is written in such choice English, and with such purity and picturesqueness of style, that to read it is an intellectual treat.'- MORNING POST.

Mr. Marston's volumes will take rank among the very few English books of stage anecdote which are written in a cultivated style, and marked throughout with thoughtful discrimination. No one who feels an interest in the stage con fail to read them with pleasure.'-DAILY NEWS.

The Fatal Illness of Frederick the Noble. By

Sir MORELL MACKENZIE, &c. Crown 8vo. limp cloth, with Facsimiles of the late Emperor's Handwriting, and 22 Woodcuts, 250 pages, limp cloth, 2s. 6d.

Had Sir Morell Mackenzie done nothing but rescue the late Kaiser from the knives of his experimental surgeons, he would have rendered him a priceless service. ... Sir M. Mackenzie's triumphant vindication of his professional conduct is all the more remarkable that it is based entirely on medical grounds. . . Sir M. M. might well have left his enemies to stew in the juice of their own impotent spite, .. but from the reader's point of view it would have been & pity if bis book had remained in the limbo of things that might have been. It is capital reading; the author's very idiosyncrasies are amusing. His delight in Bergmann-baiting is refreshing in these days of languid æsthetes and molluscous mashers; the unfortunate man is hunted and harried till the life is out of him, and his mangled remains are then dragged about like those of Hector by the vengeful Achilles. Even in the index he is not allowed to rest ; the references to him are made in a style which recalls Jobnson's definition of a patriot.:--TRUTH.

* As a complete and conclusive vindication of himself Sir Morell Mackenzie's book leaves nothing whatever to be desired. Sir Morell's work is of interest and importance.'—WORLD.

• The historical section of the book, which occupies more than three-fourths of the volume, is the part that will be studied with most interest.'- MORNING POST.

Authentic Biography of Rev.

Henry Ward

BEECHER, authorised by his Family, largely Autobiographic. Written by his Son, WILLIAM C. BEECHER, and his Son-in-Law, Rev. SAMUEL SCOVILLE, assisted by Mrs. HENRY WARD BEECHER. The Daily Diary kept by Mr. Beecher, no part of which has been made public, will appear in this work. One elegant Steel Plate from a recent photograph. Twenty-two other fine Illustrations from old family Daguerreotypes and Pictures never before published. Medium 8vo., cloth extra, 21s.

Men and Measures of Half a century: Reminis

cences, Sketches, and Comments. By Hugh McCULLOCH. Large 8vo., 542 pages, 18s.

Mr. McCulloch was Secretary of the Treasury during the Presidencies of Lincoln, Johnson, and Cleveland. He was familiar with the largest private enterprises, besides conducting the national finances at the most critical period of the history of the United States. The great Free Trade and Shipping Question is fully discussed in the work. A wide circle of acquaintances leads to recollections of the foremost men of the century in America, and a visit to England furnishes sketches of leading politicians in England. Mr. McCulloch's observations on the working of the English constitution, the relative claims of rank and wealth, and on the people as he found them, are exceedingly interesting.

Sidelights on the Stuarts: Historical Essays on

the Stuart Period. By F. A. INDERWICK, Q.C. With Illustrations. Demy 8vo., cloth, 18s.

CONTENTS :That high and mighty Prince, King James-Arabella Stuart (with an appendix of letters)--Witchcraft (with an appendix of cases)— Trial and Execution of Charles I.-The Regicides-Charles II.--The King's Healing-Monmouth's Rebellion (with appendix of trials). London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON, LIMITED,

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Biographical and Hisforical. Flowers and Fruit from the Writings of Mrs.

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. Small post 8vo. cloth extra, 3s. 6d. I did not write “Uncle Tom's Cabin"; God wrote it.'—THE AUTHOR.

This little book has been prepared with much intelligence and care, and includes the most striking and quotable passages from Mrs. Stowe's various works. They range from grave to gay, from lively to severe,' and form a book of quite remarkable variety, admirable for brief leisure moments. Side titles are inserted in the text for each quotation, so that one can see at a glance, by running his eye along the page, what is the subject of each of the selections, and can choose to suit his taste or mood.

Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp,

THE YORKSHIRE MATHEMATICIAN AND ASTRONOMER; with Memorials of his Family. By WILLIAM CUDWORTH, Author of 'Round About Bradford,' • Horton Rambles,' &c. Illustrated with numerous Drawings, &c., specially prepared for the Work, the whole to form a handsome Volume. Only a very limited edition will be issued; to subscribers before publication, 21s.; after, 26s.

The Fisheries Dispute and Annexation of

CANADA. By J. H. DE Ricci. 300 pages, with a Map. Crown 8vo. cloth, 6s.

CONTENTS :-Treaty Clauses-- Friendly Overtures—The Struggles for the Markets—Annexation --Some Burning Issues-Retaliation-Electioneering—The United States Case—The Canadian Case-Further Correspondence respecting North American Fisheries, 1887-8, with Despatch inclosing Treaty signed at Washington, February 15, 1888,

Nr. Ricci bas put into popular form and in brief space the history of a complex question from the treaty of 1783. SATURDAY REVIEW.

Mr. J. H. de Ricci, in his "The Fisheries Dispute and the Annexation of Canada," gives an admirably clear account, not only of the dispute, but also of its origin. And in so doing he does not present only one side of the question. In his appendix he prints Mr. Bayard's de patches, and those of Lord Rosebery, Lord Iddesleigh, and the Canadian Government. These show plainly how the United States ended the Treaty of 1854, and again that of 1871, because they wished to gain a commercial advantage over Canada.'-SCOTSMAN.

A Thought-Reader's Thoughts; being the Im

pressions and Confessions of STUART CUMBERLAND, F.R.G.S., Author of "The Queen's Highway from Ocean to Ocean,' The Rabbi's Spell,' &c., containing the Author's Impressions of the various Countries he has visited, and the many famous personages with whom he has been brought in contact; with a Record of his curious experiences, and a full Confession as to how Thought-Reading is

done. Collotype Portrait of the Author. Crown 8vo. cloth, 10s. 6d. Mr. Cumberland is vastly entertaining reading. . . . The details of his experiments are nearly always interesting.'

The book as a whole has considerable interest for the curious ; and, as it is always lively and readable, it will doubtless be widely songht for. Mr. Cumberland always talks pleasantly of what he sees, and has a touch of amusing satire for the faults of nations,'-SCOTSMAS.


Young Sir Harry Vane. By Prof. JAMES K.

HOSMER, of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., Author of The Life of
Adams' in the American Statesmen Series, with a Portrait of Vane engraved
on Wood, a Facsimile of a Letter by Vane, a Copy of the Great Seal of the
Commonwealth under Cromwell, and plans of the battles of Marston Moor and

Naseby. In One Volume, 8vo. 500 pages, cloth extra, 18s. Prof. Hosmer has made a long and exceedingly careful study of the career and times of Vane, examining with great care the records in the British Museum, and has produced a book of great biographical and historical interest.

The Tyranny of Mormonism; or, an English

woman in Utah. An Autobiography by FANNY STENHOUSE, of Salt Lake City, for more than Twenty-five Years the Wife of a Mormon Missionary and Elder. With Introductory Preface by Mrs. BEECHER STOWE. Entirely New Edition,

fully Illustrated. Crown 8vo. cloth, 3s. 6d. London : SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON, LIMITED,

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A History of the Inquisition in the Middle Ages.

By HENRY CHARLES LEA, Author of “An Historical Sketch of Sacerdotal
Celibacy,'. Studies in Church History,' &c. 3 vols. demy 8vo. cloth, gilt top, 42s.

A valuable and deeply interesting work; bristling with authenticated facts, and showing in every page evidences of painstaking research into the original authorities for the period of which he treats. -DAILY TELEGRAPH.

The History of Wool and Woolcombing.

By JAMES BURNLEY, Author of The Romance of Invention,' The Workshops of the West Riding,' • The Romance of Life Preservation,' &c. Illustrated by an Extensive Series of Mechanical Diagrams; also Portraits engraved on Steel, and Photogravures. Large 8vo. vol., cloth, £1. 1s.

The Dramatic Year (1887–88]. Brief Criticisms

of Important Theatrical Events in the United States, with a Sketch of the Season in London, by WILLIAM ARCHER. Edited by EDWARD FULLER. Crown

8vo. cloth, 6s. "The descriptions of certain plays and actors are fairly accurate and appreciative, and the essays are all light and agreeably handled.'-ERA.

* Mr. William Archer bas supplied a retrospect of the London season down to its close last season. eminently readable.'-DAILY NEWS.

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Science and Geology in Relation to the Uni

VERSAL DELUGE. By W. B. GALLOWAY, M.A., Vicar of St. Mark's, Regent's Park, and Author of Chalk and Flint Formation,' Chain of Ages. Crown 8vo. cloth, 8s. 6d.

The Capitals of Spanish America. By WILLIAM

ELEROY CURTIS, late Commissioner from the United States to the Governments of Central and South America. With Map and over 360 Illustrations. Royal 8vo. cloth, 158.

CONTENTS :—Mexico—Guatemala City-Comayagua—Managua--San Salvador-San JoséBogota-Caracas-Quito-Lima-La Paz de Ayacucho—Santiago-Patagonia-Buenos Ayres Montevideo-Asuncion-Rio de Janeiro-Index.

A New and Valuable History of America. America :

: from the Pre-Historic Age to the MIDDLE OF THE PRESENT CENTURY. Narrative and Critical History of America. Edited by Justin Winsor, Librarian of Harvard University; Corresponding Secretary, Massachusetts Historical Society. Price of the com! plete work, cloth extra, gilt, £12. Vols. II., III., IV., V., VI., and VII. now ready.

N.B.- Volume I., America before Columbus,' will be issued last. The work when completed will include eight royal octavo volumes, of about 600 pages each, profusely illustrated with maps, views, portraits, and facsimile reproductions of historical documents. The ATHENÆUM says of Vol. VI. :—'It is as good as any of the preceding ones, and that is no small praise. The

It is an honour to its editor and bis contributors, and is in all respects worthy of its subject.'

nearer this work reaches its end, the greater is our admiration for it as a whole.


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General Liferature.

Drawing-room Plays. Selected and adapted from

the French by Lady ADELAIDE CADOGAN, Author of Games of Patience' &c., with numerous Illustrations drawn by E. L. SAUTE. (Seven Plays in all.) Dedicated by permission to Her Royal Highness Princess Christian of SchleswigHolstein, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland. Crown 4to., dull gold cloth binding, 10s. 6d.

Handbook of the Organ: a Comprehensive and

Practical Treatise on the Appointment and Construction of Church, Concert Room, and Chamber Organs; supplying Information respecting the latest approved Inventions in Organ Building, and giving directions for the Construction of all portions of the Mechanism and Pipe-Work, and Hints for Voicing, Regulating, and Tuning. Illustrated with numerous Cuts and Photo-lithographic Plates. By GEORGE ASHDOWN AUDSLEY, Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Member of the College of Organists, &c., and Author of several Works on Architecture and Art.

CONDITIONS OF PUBLICATION.-Large-paper Copies. Only 300 copies printed for England and America, numbered and signed by the Author. Size of page, 124 inches by 9 inches. Text carefully printed on finest thick paper, and the Plates on finest plate paper. Handsomely bound in morocco and cloth, with top edges gilt. Subscription price, 63s.--Ordinary Small-paper Copies, printed on fine paper throughout. Neatly bound in cloth, with top edges gilt. Subscription price, 318. 6d. NOTE.--After date of publication the Large-paper Copies will be £4. 4s., and tho Ordinary Copies will be £2. 2s.

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Modern Ships of War. By Sir EDWARD J. REED,

M.P., late Chief Constructor of the British Navy, and EDWARD SIMPSON, RearAdmiral, 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 of The Question of Ships,' &c. Illustrated with over 100 Engravings of the Principal Battleships of England, France, United States, Italy, Germany, &c. Royal 8vo. cloth, 10s. 6d.

This interesting book Thanks are due to the writers, especially to Sir E. Reed, for laying before the public, in a clear and energetic sketch, the insufficiency and weakness of the Navy, which, its possessors admit, must be powerful enough to act at once, and once for all, with crushing effect when called upon to do so. The illustrations are very good.'-SPECTATOR, November 17.

• “Modern Ships of War" is a popular work, couched in language which studiously avoids technicalities, with obvious intention that those who run may read. Frequent and artistic illustrations enhance the value of the bcok,'


Comprising the

Poetry of

of the

the Anti-Jacobin. celebrated Political and Satirical Poems, and Jeux-d'Esprit of Canning, Wellesley, J. H. Frere, Ellis, Gifford, and others. By CHARLES EDMONDS. Entirely New Edition, with additional matter, and Seven New Etchings by Gillray. Crown 8vo. cloth, 6s.

[Shortly. An Edition de Luxe of one hundred copies, printed on hand-made paper, is also in preparation.

The Quarterly Review said of the Original Edition : ‘These sparkling gems of wit have stood the test of mor: than half a century, and still their brilliancy is undimmed ; nor, indeed, is their lustre likely to be tarnished by age. Mr Edmonds, the Editor, has acquitted himself ably of his task.'


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General Literature. Naturalistic Photography for Photographic Art

Students. By Dr. P. H. EMERSON, B.A., M.B. (Cantab.), Author of Pictures of
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Crown 8vo. 5s. "To give the student a clear insight into the first principles of art is, of course, as we have said, the chief aim of the book, but besides that, it is an attempt to start a departure from the scientific side of photography. This departure must be made, and the time is now ripe. It should be clearly and definitely understood, that although a preliminary scientific education is necessary for all photograpbers, after that preliminary education the paths and aims of the scientist, industrial photographer and artist, lie widely apart.'-INTRODUCTION.

Metallic Alloys: a Practical Guide for the Manu

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The American Steam Engineer: Theoretical and

Practical, with Examples of the latest and most approved American Practice in the Design and Construction of Steam Engines and Boilers. For the use of Engineers, Machinists, Boilermakers, and Engineering Students. Fully

Illustrated by E. EDWARDS, C.E. About 400 pp. 12mo. 12s. 6d. Alternative Elementary Chemistry: being a

Course of Lessons adapted to the requirements of the new Syllabus of Chemistry recently instituted by the Science and Art Department. By John Mills, of the Normal School, South Kensington. With a Preface by PROFESSOR THORPE,

F.R.S. Illustrated with 65 Drawings. 104 pages. Crown 8vo. cloth, 1s. 6d. * It is a practical and business-like manual, clear in its descriptions, and illustrated by a number of serviceable diagrams.'--SCOTSMAX. A

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Curve Pictures of London, for the Social Re

FORMER. By ALEX. B. MacDowALL, M.A. Crown 8vo. boards, 1s.

The pictures represent by the course of a curve, in graded diagrams, the state of the metropolis with regard to popu. lation, birth and death rates, suicide, drunkenness, pauperism, educaiion, and other matters which form the special concern of the social reformer. The little work is exceedingly well done, and expresses a very great deal, with a terseness and clearness nnt attainable by words.'--SCOTSMAN, Low's Pocket Encyclopædia : a Compendium of

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