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KENSINGTON : * PICTURESQUE and HISTORICAL.

By W. J. LOFTIE, B.A., F.S.A., Author of 'A History
of London' &c. &c. Illustrated by W. LUKER, Jun., from
Original Drawings carefully finished on the spot and
engraved in Paris.

[£2. 5s. Since the publication of Faulkner's work in 1820, no history of Kensington pretending to accuracy or completeness has been produced. This sumptuous work contains full and descriptive accounts of the parish of Kensington and the adjoining Palace and Gardens, with the changes and improvements of the past half century or more; notices of Kensington celebrities and of the great national institutions which have sprung up at Kensington Gore and Brompton Park; and a fund of discursive matter of local and historical interest. In regard to the very numerous and absolutely faithful illustrations, two years have been spent by the artist in making for this work original drawings of old and modern Kensington. They include artistic exteriors and interiors; glimpses of Kensington Gardens; the Palace in which the Queen was born; the park; the people, streets, houses, churches, and ruins; and pretty, quaint, and taking 'bits' of Kensington scenery. All the drawings hare been engraved in Paris in the finest possible manner, and the paper on which they are printed has been specially manufactured of a quality to ensure the delicacy of the originals being fully retained.

For the curious, a few PROOF copies of KENSINGTON : PICTURESQUE and HISTORICAL at five guineas, bound in full morocco, have painted in water-colours on the front, under the gilt edges of the leaves, a couple of Kensington views, which, until the leaves are bent back at an angle, are invisible.

LONDON: FIELD & TUER, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.

* Mr. LOFTIE'S new book, “Kensington: Picturesque and Historical," is to have a novel binding. Beyond the title in gold, the round bevel-edged cloth-covered boards are to be devoid of ornament except on the inner edge, which will have a “ roll” in gold of the same character that a good binder puts on morocco and russia.'- ATHENÆUM,

To be issued Monthly, in large 8vo. size, handsomely printed on antique paper, price EIGHTPENCE.

No. 1 to be issued on December 24th.

THE LIBRARY

A Magazine of Bibliography, Liferature and criticism. The Organ of the Library Association of the United Kingdom.

The Library Association have arranged to publish, under the above title, a new Monthly Magazine, the first Number of which will appear on December 24th.

As their organ, the Magazine will endeavour to advance the objects of the Association, will advocate the Free Library Movement, and deal with the many important questions affecting the management and administration of public and private libraries.

But THE LIBRARY will have another, and, to the reader of literary tastes, a more attractive side : every number will contain original literary articles of the most eclectic variety, for the high character of which the names contained in the following list of contributors will amply vouch. Among them are writers of erudition who will speak with authority on curious questions of bliographical learning-experts in every department of book-lore who will discourse of the book from its birth to the latest chef d'æuore of the Quantin Press.

Others will make it their business to do tardy justice to forgotten or little-known book men, whose claims upon the biographer are often in inverse ratio to the attention bestowed upon them. In this department alone there is a rich mine of ore only waiting to be brought to the surface.

Every true book-lover dearly loves gossip of his own Fach, and to this amiable taste THE LIBRARY will endeavour to cater--not as a mere gatherer of unconsidered trifles, but rather as a gleaner of goodly wheat that the busy harvesters of literature are compelled to pass by until they have time.' Waifs and strays, chips from literary workshops, so often lost for ever in the wbirl of life's tempests, will be collected and preserved in The LIBRARY.

Descriptive Reviews of Books about books will be a leading feature of the new Magazine, and it will also contain a complete monthly record of all bibliographical publications at home and abroad. The collecting of books and the prices they realise; the stories of rare books, and the records of remarkable book auctions, will all find a place in The LIBRARY ; while the admission of correspondence on bibliographical topics of general interest will make it an excellent means of communication between librarians and others.

Among the contributors who have promised papers to early numbers of THE LIBRARY are the following :-
D. H. ATKINSOX.
Prof. W. P. DICKSON.

F. MADAN.
W. E. A. Axox.
Prof. R. K. DOUGLAS.

THOMAS MASOX.
JAMES BLAKE BAILEY.
W. R. DOUTHWAITE.

J. BASS MULLINGER.
F. T. BARRETT.
J. P. EDMOND.

G. H. OVEREND.
WALTER BESANT.
Prof. JOHN FERGUSON.

A. W. POLLARD.
WILLIAM BLADES.
WILLIAM TIREBUCK.

CHARLES SAYLE.
E. M. BORRAJO.
RICHARD GARNETT,

0. W. SUTTOX.
J. P. BRISCOE.
W. J. HARDY.

H. R. TEDDER.
EDWARD BUTLER.
CHARLES HARGROVE.

SAMUEL TIMMINS.
SIDNEY COLVIN,
ROBERT HARRISOX.

E. O. THOMAS.
PETER COWELL.
ARTHUR W. HUTTOX.

H. B. WHEATLEY.
RICHARD COPLEY CARISTIE.
ANDREW LANG.

LEONARD WHEATLEY,
AUSTIN DOBSON,
T. G. LAW.

Prof. YOUNG.

THE LIBRARY will be published every Month, in tasteful form, on antique paper, price Eightpence. It can be obtained of any Bookseller or Newsagent.

A GOOD BOOK FOR PRESENTATION. SECOND EDITION, tastefully printed, crown 8vo. handsomely bound with gilt edges and

illustrated. Price 5s.

Nature's Fairy-Land,

Or, Rambles by Woodland, Meadow, Stream and Shore.

By H. W. S. WORSLEY-BENISON,

Fellow of the Linnean Society, Lecturer on Botany at Westminster Hospital Medical School.

THE JOURNEYINGS OF THE RAIN-DROPS. !
FROM ROOT TO FLOWER.
OUT AMONG THE GORSE.
COMPANIONS OF THE CORN.
A HALF-TIDE POOL.
ON THE SAXDs.
SHELLS AND SHELL-BUILDERS.

CONTENTS:
HOLLY AND MISLETOE.
Do FISHES ENJOY LIFE?
THE NESTS OF FISHES.
ARCHITECTS OF THE STREAM.
AMONG THE PRIMROSES.
WAVES OF THE SEA,
WAVES AT THEIR WORK.

A CORNER IN THE GARDEX.
SPIDERS AGAIN.
VIOLETS.
THE HOUSE-FLY'S STORY.
A WOODLAND RAMBLE.
SPIDER SOCIETY UNDER WATER.
THE PROCESSION OF THE FLOWERS.

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SECOND EDITION (with descriptive Maps). In cloth, 58.; in calf (antique binding, extra thick

paper, 128. 6d.

CÆSAR IN KENT.

By Rev. FRANCIS T. VINE, Rector of Eastington, Gloucestershire. This work has been graciously accepted by the Queen, and very favourably received by the Press.

ELLIOT STOCK, 62 Paternoster Row, London, E.C.

WARD AND DOWNEY'S

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NEW ADVENTURE STORIES. THE ORIGIN OF PLUM PUDDING, and other Fairy Tales. By FRANK HUDSON,

THE CURSE OF KOSHIU. By the
Author of The Last Hurdle.' With Coloured

Hon. LEWIS WINGFIELD. 58.
Illustrations by GORDON BROWNE.

NIGEL FORTESCUE; or, The Hunted
Handsomely bound in cloth, 78. 6d.

Man. By WILLIAM WESTALL. 58. THE MODERATE MAN. By EDWIN

THE LAND OF THE HIBISCUS HAMILTON. Illustrated by HARRY FURNISS.

BLOSSOM: & Yarn of New Guinea. By

HUME NISBET. Profusely Illustrated. 6.

A PRINCE OF THE BLOOD. By TWO NEW YOLUMES OF ESSAYS.

JAMES Payn. New and Cheaper Edition,

58. DUST AND DIAMONDS. By THOMAS PURNELL. 68.

NEW THREE AND SIXPENNY NOVELS. ARM-CHAIR ESSAYS. By the Author MARVEL. By the Author of · Molly of Three-cornered Essays.' 38. 6d.

Bawn.'
THE NEW LIFE OF KEAN.

DIANA BARRINGTON. By B. M. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF CROKER.

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MOLLOY, 2 vols. 218.

HUDSON.
THE NEW LIFE OF CARLYLE.

THE MYSTERY OF KILLARD. By THE STORY OF THOMAS CARLYLE.

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in MEADOW, WOODS, and WATER. By STELLA HOOK. With numerous Illustra

A REIGNING FAVOURITE. By ANNE tions. 68.

THOMAS.
A LIFE'S MISTAKE.

LOVETT CAMERON.
NEW NOVELS.

ONE MAID'S MISCHIEF. By G. MAN-
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F. M. ALLEN. MISS HILDRETH. By A. DE GRASSE A MENTAL STRUGGLE. By the Author STEVENS, Author of 'Old Boston '&c. 3 vols.

of Molly Bawn.' THE POWER OF THE HAND. By

NEW SHILLING BOOKS. Mrs. NOTLEY, Author of Olive Varcoe ' &c. 3 vols.

THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER. By PERIWINKLE : an Autobiography By DEVLIN THE BARBER. By B. L.

A. CONAN DOYLE. ARNOLD GRAY, Author of The Wild War. ringtons '&c. 3 vols.

FARJEON. FIRE. By Mrs. DIEHL. 2 vols.

THE VOYAGE OF THE ARK. By

F. M. ALLEN. THE PIT TOWN CORONET. By SCHOOL-BOARD ESSAYS. By CHARLES J. WILLS. 3 vols.

EMANUEL KINK. THE MAN WITH A SHADOW. By PROPOSALS: being a Maiden MeditaG. M. FENN. 3 vols.

tion.

By Mrs. H.

WARD & DOWNEY, 12 York Street, Covent Garden, London.

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Contains a Complete Story by WALTER BESANT, illy Illustrated by charming Drawings by CHAS. GREEN; besides numerous additional Stories and Poems

Illustrated by 24 Full-page and other Illustrations. Complete in itself. Price is. London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO., Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet St.

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• What Mr. Barlow says about sport in Kaipara, New Zealand forests, Kauri gum, and the labouring man settler, is altogether to the point and well worth reading. His story of the pious man's cow,

with its spirited sketch, and the two drawings of a county council meeting and a gum digger's holiday are decidedly humorous.'--SATURDAY Review.

London : SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON, LIMITED,

St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C.

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