Page images
PDF

NOW READY.

Upward* of 800 Superb Illustrations (tome beautifully hand-coloured).

KENSINGTON : * Picturesque and Historical.
By W. J. Loftie, B.A., F.S.A., Author of 'A History
of London' See. Sec. Illustrated by W. Lukbe, Jun., from
Original Drawings carefully finished on the spot and
engraved in Paris. [£2. 5s.

Since the publication of Faulkners 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 improve-
ments 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 illus-
trations, two years have been spent by the artist in making
for this work original drawings of old and modem Kensing-
ton. 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 1 bits' of Kensington
scenery. All the drawings have 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: FD3LD & TDER, 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.'—Athen.eum.

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.

31 fKTiiflajinc of '33ibHogrc»pf)jj) <£Ucraturc anb Criticism. The Organ, of the IAbi 'ary 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 S4th.

As their organ, the Magazine will endeavour to advance the objects ot 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 nave 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 Bpeak with authority on curious questions of bibliographical learning—experts in every department of book-lore who will discourse of the book from its birth to the latest chef drcmvM of the Quantin Press.

Others will make it their business to do tardy justice to forgotten or little-known book men, whose clnlms upon tlio idographer 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 bo brought to tho 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 lort for ever In the whirl of life's tempests, will be collected and preserved in The Library.

Descriptive Reviews of Hooks about books will lie 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

D. H. Atkinson.
W. E. A. Axon.
James Blake Bailey.
F. T. Barrett.
Walter Bbsakt.
William Blades.

E. It. Borrajo.
J. F. Briscoe.
Edward Butler.
Sidney Colvin.
Peter Cowell.

it 1 Chard Copley Christie.
Austin Dobsun.

liave promised papers to early numbers of The

Prof. W. P. Dickson.
Prof. B. K. Douglas.
W. R. Douthwaite.
J. P. Edmo.nd.
Prof. John Ferguson.
William Tirbbuck.
Richard Garnett.
W. J. Hardy.
Charles Hargrove,
Robert Harrison,
Arthur W. Hltton.
Andrew Lang.
T. G. Law.

Library are the following:

F. Madan.
Thomas Mason.
J. Bass Mullinger.
Q. H. Ovsrend.
A. W. Pollard.
Charles Sayle.
C. W. Sdtton.
H. R. Tedder.
Samuel Tdoainb.
K. C. Thomas.
H. B. Wreatley.
Leonard Wheatley.
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 PRESENTATIONr

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 Hi' I.innran SoeMy, Lecturer on Botany at Westminster Hospital Medical School.

The JourneyIngs Op The Rain-j

From Root To Flower.

Out Among The Gorsb.

Companions Op The Corn.

A Half-tide Pool.

On The Sands.

Shells And Shell-builders.

C03Sra?E2sTTS:

Holly And Mikletob.
Do Fishes Enjoy Life?
The Nests Op Fishes.
Architects Ok The Stream,
Among The Primroses.
Waves Of The Sea.
Waves At Their Wore.

A Corner In The Garden.
Spiders Again.
Violets.

The House-fly's Story.
A Woodland Ramble.
Spider Society Under Water.
Thb Procession Of The Flowers.

SECOND EDITION (with descriptive Maps). In cloth, 5s.; in calf {antique binding, extra thick

paper, 12s. 6d.

CAESAR 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 # DOWNEY'S

** NEW BOOKS.

Handsomely bound in cloth, 5*.

THE ORIGIN OF PLUM PUDDING,

and other Fairy Tales. By Frank Hudson, Author of ■ The Last Hurdle.' With Coloured Illustrations by Gordon Browne.

Handsomely bound in cloth, 7s. 6d. THE MODERATE MAN. By Edwin Hamilton. Illustrated by Harry Furmss.

TWO NEW YOLUMES OF ESSAYS.

DUST AND DIAMONDS. By Thomas

PURNELL. 6l.

ARM-CHAIR ESSAYS. By the Author of ' Three-cornered Essays.' 3». 6d.

The New Life Of Eean.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF

EDMUND EEAN. By J. Fitzgerald
Molloy. 2 vols. 2U.

The New Life Of Carlyle.
THE STORY OF THOMAS CARLYLE.

By A. S. Arnold. <S».

INSECT LIFE.

LITTLE PEOPLE AND THEIR HOMES

in MEADOW, WOODS, and WATER. By Stella Hook. With numerous Illustrations. 6t.

HEW HOYELS.

At all the Circulating Ztbrarlet.

TOILERS OF BABYLON. By B. L.

Farjeon. 3 vols.

MISS HILDRETH. By A. De Grasse Stevens, Author of' Old Boston' Jcc. 3 vols.

THE POWER OF THE HAND. By

Mrs. Notley, Author of 'Olive Varcoe ' Jcc. 3 vols.

PERIWINKLE: an Autobiography. By Arnold Gray, Author of ' The Wild Warringtons ' &c. 3 vols.

FIRE. By Mrs. Diehl. 2 vols.

THE PIT TOWN CORONET. By

Charles J. Wills. 3 vols.

THE MAN WITH A SHADOW. By

G. M. FENN. 3 vols.

WARD & DOWNEY, 12 York

HEW ADYENTURE STORIES.

THE CURSE OF KOSHIU. By the

Hon. Lewis Wingfield. 5*.

NIGEL FORTESCUE; or. The Hunted Man. By William Westall. 6*.

THE LAND OF THE HIBISCUS

BLOSSOM: a Yarn of New Guinea. By
Hume Nishet. Profusely Illustrated. 6*.

A PRINCE OF THE BLOOD. By

James Payn. New and Cheaper Edition. 5i.

HEW TBREE AHD SIXPEHHY NOVELS.

MARVEL. By the Author of 'Molly Bawn.'

DIANA BARRINGTON. By B. M.

Croker.

THE LAST HURDLE. By Frank

Hudson.

THE MYSTERY OF KILLARD. By

Richard Dowling.

HEW TWO SHILLING NOYELS.

A BIRD OF PASSAGE. By Mrs. Choker.

A REIGNING FAVOURITE. By Annie Thomas.

A LIFE'S MISTAKE. By Mrs. H.

Lovett Cameron.

ONE MAID'S MISCHIEF. By G. ManVille Fenn.

THROUGH GREEN GLASSES. By

F. M. Allen.

A MENTAL STRUGGLE. By the Author

of ' Molly Bawn.'

HEW SHILLING BOOKS.

THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER. By

A. Conan Doyle.

DEVLIN THE BARBER. By B. L.

Farjeon.

THE VOYAGE OF THE ARK. By

F. M. Allen.

SCHOOL-BOARD ESSAYS. By

Emanuel Eink.

PROPOSALS: being a Maiden Meditation.

Street, Covent Garden, London.

[merged small][graphic]
[ocr errors]

Contains a Complete Story by WALTER BESANT, fully Illustrated by charming Drawings by CHAS. GREEN; besides numerous additional Stories and Poe< Illustrated by 24 Full-page and other Illustrations. Complete in itself. Price is.

London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTOI-T& CO., Limited, St. Dunstan's.House, Fetter Lane, Fleet

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][graphic][ocr errors]

Crown 8vo. cloth, 6a.

'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\ cow, with its spirited sketch, and the two drawings of a county council meeting and a gum digger'< holiday are decidedly humorous.'—Saturday Review.

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

« PreviousContinue »