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44 The Awakening of Mary Fenwick," "Mary Fenwick's Daughter," etc. No. 232, Town and Country Library. 12mo, cloth, $1.00; paper, 50
The aim of this informing and well-balanced volume is to show the movement of English literature, and to give the reader a feeling of its evolution, the slow unwinding of the threads of literary expression down succeeding generations. The author has retained the character of a historical survey with the introduction of the obvious names, but he has kept before him expression, form, and technique as the central interest. It has been found convenient for practical purposes to begin with the age of Chaucer, omitting the archaic periods, and continuing a carefully considered survey, in which the poets are properly prominent, down to the age of Tennyson, without including living writers. The author's knowledge, training, and experience have equipped him with singular completeness for the preparation of this valuable and important work.
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A Treatise on Surveying. Memory and its Cultivation.
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zes are designated as follows: F. (folio: over 30 centimeters high); Q. (4to: under 30 cm.); O. (8vo : 25 cm.), D. (12mo: 20 cm.); S. (16m0:171⁄2 cm.); T. (24m0: 15 cm.); Tt. (32mo: 121⁄2 cm.); Fe. 48mo: 10 cm.). Sq., obl.. nar, designate square, oblong, narrow books of these heights.
Balfour, Andrew. By stroke of sword: a romance, taken from the chronicles of Sir Jeremy Clephane, King's justice and Knight of the Shire of Fife, overlooked by Master Judas Fraser, Dominie of the Parish of Kirktoun, and rendered into a modern English by Andrew Balfour. N. Y., Truslove & Comba, 1897. 8+326 p. il. D. cl., $1.25; pap., 50 c.
[1 A story of adventure on sea and land during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The scene opens in Kirktoun, Scotland, the hero's early life filling several chapters. Force of circumstance makes a pirate of him, and he narrowly escapes hanging. He sails with Sir Francis Drake's fleet, and finds life under his command rich in excitement-love and fighting playing equal parts in it.
Biddle, Anthony J. Drexel. The flowers of
Biddle, Anthony J. Drexel. The second
The further adventures of Elsie Lee in Frogland and Fairyland, among the frogs, fairies, and gnomes. Biddle, Anthony J. Drexel.
sketches. Phil., Drexel Biddle, 1897. 7-73 p. D cl., 35 c.
A collection of short, humorous tales in Irish, negro, and German dialects.
smoking concert; An auto-da-fe; Michael's fairy; The
Hocking, Jos. And shall Trelawney die?
Hugh Trelawney was descended from an old Cornish family, whose deeds were described in local tradition and verse for generations before the existence of the hero of the present story. Hugh is chiefly remarkable for nobility of character and for having rejected his inheritance for the reasons revealed in a novel of romantic issues. For notice of " Mist on the moors," see "Weekly Record," P. W., October 17, 1896, [1290.]
Humphry, Mrs. C. E., ["Madge," pseud.]
A companion volume to "Manners for men." Contents: The girl in society; Decadence of the curtsey: Learning to laugh; In the street; Bicycling: Cards and calls; The engaged girl; Wedding receptions; Ethics of dress; Dress at fashionable restaurants; Dress on the river; Travelling dress; Seaside and country dress; Bicycling costume; Dinners and dinner parties; The invitations; The menu and wines; Up-to date entertaining; At homes; Children's parties; At a restaurant; At the club; Present giving; Country-house life, etc. Keeler, Mary Adelaide. Just a summer affair. N. Y. and Chic., F. Tennyson Neely, [1897.] c 2-261 p. nar. S. (Prismatic lib.) cl., 50 c.
Howell Bronson, a fashionable New Yorker, had devoted himself for seven summers to the beautiful Miss Brompton without coming to the point and proposing. To avoid meeting him another summer the girl refuses to go to Newport, but arranges to spend her season at Greenwich with her grandfather. Howell Bronson follows her to this place, and another suitor appears upon the scene-the question being for Lucas, E: Verrall. A book of verses for children. N. Y., H: Holt & Co., 1898 [1897.] 9+348 p. col. il. D. cl., $2.
De Leon. T: Cooper. A novelette trilogy:
Gould, E. Sherman. High masonry dams. N. Y., D. Van Nostrand Co., 1897. C. 2+ 88 p. S. (Van Nostrand's science ser., no. 22.) bds., 50 c.
The present volume replaces the original No. 22 of Van Nostrand's Science Series, bearing the same title, by J: B. McMaster. It treats the subject from a more modern standpoint.
Hickson, Mrs. Murray. Concerning Teddy. N. Y., M. F. Mansfield, [Agt. for Ja. Bowden,] 1897. 5-304 p. D. cl, $1.25.
[9 Ten amusing stories for children, in which Teddy, the school boy, is the central figure. They are entitled: A visitor: The cistern-room; Love and sport: A
Browning, Burns, Coleridge, Marjorie Fleming, the Howitts, Longfellow, J. W. Riley, Scott, Shakespeare, Stevenson, Ann and Jane Taylor, and Elizabeth Turner are among the numerous poets represented. Some of the quaint conceits of Lewis Carroll," "Anstey," and "Lear" are also included. While primarily intended for the young, the book will please older read. McGuire, Rev. U. M. The church as an educational institution. Phil., American Baptist Publication Soc., 1897. 32 p. S. pap., 10 c. [14 Miller, F: The training of a craftsman; il. by many workers in the art crafts. N. Y., Truslove & Comba, 1898 [1897.] c. 249 pil. D. cl., $2.
Contents: 1. The craftsman and nature: 2. Design and craftsmanship: 3. Metal work, Repoussé, and Fine metal work, Wrought iron: 4. Jewellery: 5. Enamelling on metal; 6. Potters and painters; 7. Glass painters; 8. Wood-carvers; 9. Bookbinders; 10. Women workers in the art crafts: 11. Surface decorati n; 12. Decoration in relief; 13. Wall-papers and texti'es; 14. The craftsman up to date and his outlook.
* In this list, the titles generally are verbatim transcriptions (according to the rule of the American Library Association) from books received. Books not received are indicated by a prefixed asterisk and this office cannot be held responsible for the correctness of their record.
Nietzsche, F: W: Works; ed. by Alex. Tille.
Three essays: Good and evil, good and bad; Guilt, bad conscience, and the like; What do ascetic ideals mean? Also poems from 1871-1877; maxims 1882-1885; poems 1882-1888. "A genealogy of morals," we learn from the introduction, "seeks to bring into the foreground the gentleman morality which in scientific investigation has been absolutely neglected hitherto. The author contrasts it with what he terms slave morality, and seeks for the origin of both moralities in certain primitive conditions of society in remote past."
Norris, W: E: The despotic lady.
spect and reverence, telling the truth, fair play to
The heroine was reared at Reynolds' Sugar Stop, in the White Mountains, until a wealthy aunt sent her to an exclusive Boston school. When she returns to New Hampshire a young lawyer belonging to the Knickerbocker set of New York marries her. The story tells how a difference of religion and other vexed questions led to a separation, and to the young wife's entering a sisterhood, where she took the name of Sister Petronilla.
Phil., J. Vincent, G: Edgar. The social mind and education. N. Y., The Macmillan Co., 1897. c. 2-155 p. D. cl., $1.25.
B. Lippincott Co., 1898. c. '94. 172 p. D.
The argument of this essay, in its main outlines, is as follows: In the process of social evolution men's ideas, judgments, and desires have been combined into
[1194.] Rands, W: Brighty. Lazy lessons and essays products which, transmitted from generation to genon conduct; ed. with a preface by R. Brim-eration, react upon individuals, and are in turn modified by them. These "capitalizations of experience" ley Johnson. N. Y.. M. F. Mansfield, [Agt. and their unceasing reactions form what may be defor Ja. Bowden,] 1897. 3-341 p. S. buck- scribed as the social mind. The task which the essay undertakes is "one of organization, rather than of ram, $1.25. [18 investigation, the putting together in relations of Short articles designed to interest children in facts interdependence, or mutual reinforcement, of ideas and ideas to the fullest extent of their perceptions. which have been worked out in connection with several Each presents plain, terse, but attractive views of more or less isolated pursuits.' things as they are, in a pleasant, natural style, as a series of personal or confidential talks rather than as a discourse given from a desk. Some of the topics under "Lazy lessons are: Telling the clock, about numbers, geometry, bad writing, spelling, reading, music, history, etc. Essays on conduct treat of re
Yañez, Juan Boedo. Correspondencia co-
Janssen, V. Frz. Shakspere Studien. I. Die Prosa
Seidlitz, W. v. Geschichte der japanischen Farben-
Dresden, G. Kühtmann Tiefe Wasser. Fünf ErBerlin, Freund & Jeckel Parzival. Neu bearb. v. $2.20..Stuttgart, J. G. Cotta Nachf
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