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Translated from the French of LEOPOLD VON SACHER MASOCH by HARRIET LIEBER

Cohen. 16mo, 317 pages, $1.00.

These highly entertaining prose idylls-racy, piquant, spirited-have already attained great popularity in France, and it is safe to predict for them a warm welcome in this land. While they delight their readers with their humor and pathos, --with their realistic pictures of human life, both in its comic and serious aspects, they have a special value of their own. For the Jew of former days, with his distinctive marks of hair, beard, dress, and customs, is fast passing away under the influence of modern innovations; and these tales will be prized as faithful pictures of the Jewish people's life in the good old times.

The Price of Peace.

A Story of the Times of Ahab, King of Israel. By A. W. ACKERMAN. 12mo, 390 pages,

$1.25.

This book will be found intensely interesting because of the light it throws upon an eventful period in the history of the people of Israel. Dealing with the times of the weak-minded King Ahab and his idolatrous wife, Jezebel, it sets before the reader, in the attractive form of a tale, something of the domestic as well as the military life of those troublous times. Perhaps its most valuable feature is the carefully drawn and life-like por. trait of a Bible character too little known; namely, Micaiah, the prophet who was courageous enough to tell the king in the presence of his army, and in contradiction of the flatteries of hundreds of false prophets, that his forces would be scattered and he himself slain in the coming battle with the Syrians.

The interest is greatly enhanced by the exquisitely pure love story that is interwoven with the stirring historical events.

The Crucifixion of Phillip Strong.

By Charles M. SheldoN. 12mo, 267 pages, $1.00.

A novel of unusual interest and timeliness which deals with the church and modern society.. Phillip Strong, the hero, is an honest, forcetul, courageous minister, who believes that he should not allow his church to be simply a social club. His efforts to stem the tide of luxury and of selfishness, his attempts in a series of sermons on Christ and Modern Society to place before his congregation the true Christian ideal, and their repudiation of it and him are told in a way that will hold the reader interested to the end. A strong arraignment of a lethargic church, and a call to higher and better things.

In Bird Land.

By LEANDER S. Keyser. i6mo, 269 pages, $1.25.

To the lover of Nature such a book as this is far superior to all the learned works on natural history, though they are valuable in their own place. Mr. Keyser spends much of his time among the birds because he loves them. The feathered folk of this land are his friends and acquaintances,-he has been present at their courtships, their quarrels, their marriages, and their schools; he sympathizes with them in their joys and sorrows, watches the training and notes the progress of the youngsters, and even interprets their language. In all the yaried information it affords, it is exact and reliable.

The Power of an Endless Life.

By the Rev. Thomas C. Hall. 16mo, 190 pages. $1.00.

All who had the privilege of listening to these sermons will give them a glad welcome in book form; and those who have yet to become acquainted with them, will find on doing so a warm-hearted and eloquent appeal to their spiritual life, as well as an abundance of the cheerful hope that should be the support of every Christian. The Christian life is here viewed in its various phases; and even the blind groping of the heathen after higher things is viewed hopefully. The work is eminently practical, non-sectarian and catholic in its teaching; and commends Christ, rather than any one of the “ forms of godliness" in the Christian church, to the reader.

Things of the Mind.

By the Rt. Rev. J. L. SPALDING, Bishop of Peoria. Author of " Education and the Higher

Life," etc., etc. 12mo, 237 pages, $1.00.

The essays which compose this book are characterized by an elevation of thought, and an earnestness of purpose, which are well adapted to stir the mind to noble impulses. Bishop Spalding is here in his chosen field, and writes in a delightiully clear and terse style of Education, Culture, Religion and Patriotism. Essays of this character are all too rare, and they are to be welcomed for their tendency to draw the mind from things material to things spiritual.

Flashes of Wit, Wisdom and Satire, from the World's Literature. Compiled by

FREDERICK W. MORTON. 16mo, 212 pages, $1.00. The book is full of variety, wit, brilliancy, humor, and wise aphorisms. The aim has been to gather together in convenient form the best things said in praise or condemnation of women; and the sharp contrasts afforded will probably be found not less entertaining and instructive than the views advanced and the bright, epigrammatic form in which they are cast.

In Maiden Meditation.

By E. V. A. 16mo, 217 pages, $1.00; half morocco, $2.75; limp calf or morocco, $3.00.

“Here is a pleasant little volume of essays of the 'Ik Marvel' school and style, although up to date in thought. quotations and references. It is something of a revelation and a privilege for the 'gentle reader to be thus led by a gentle maiden hand into many of the confidences of her thoughts both in society and in her boudoir. These thoughts are always chaste as well as bright. The thoughts upon religion are sound and helpful. The argument against according women the right to propose is delicate, feminine, and conclusive. This bouquet of pretty essays is tied by these strings: 'After the Ball. After Dinner,'. After Church,' 'After a Wedding,' 'After One Summer.' \- The Evening Telegram, New York.

Polar Gleams.

An Account of a Voyage on the Yacht “Blencathra.” By Helen Peel. Illustrated.

8vo, 211 pages, net $2.50.

This brightly written and entertaining account of a young woman's voyage in the comparatively unknown waters of the Arctic Sea to the mouth of the Yenesei River, helps to dispel many of the erroneous impressions held of the great continent of Siberia.

A Book of Heavenly Birthdays.

By E. V. B., Illustrated. 16mo, 218 pages, gilt top, vellum paper, in box, net, $1.50.

In this little work are brought together some of the choicest utterances of the best writers of all ages on the subject of the life hereafter. Among the quotations will be found many exquisite pieces from the greatest writers of all ages and countries, a number being from living authors. It is hoped that the little volume may prove acceptable to many who have friends gone before, and that in the words of the preface, " It may be that here and there a few lines, or some short poem, will go to the heart of the reader, and a chord that vibrates still to the remembered sound of a voice that is gone will answer to the poet's touch, and then a name or the date of an unforgotten day may sometimes be pencilled on the margin."

The Poet's Praise. From Homer to Swinburne. Collected and arranged, with Notes by Estello Davenport

Adams. Crown, 8vo, gilt top, 407 pages, $2.00 net.

Excellent in execution and artistic in design. To literary people works like these are not only of value but most acceptable, and should be read by many. The extracts are intelligently arranged, and selected with judgment.

Paul and Virginia.

By BERNARDIN DE Saint Pierre. Newly translated by Prof. Melville B. ANDERSON.

“Laurel-Crowned Tales." Finely printed and bound. 16mo, gilt top, $1.00.

Though St. Pierre's charming story of Paul and Virginia has been acknowledged to be not only the greatest work of its gifted author, but also one of the chefs d'æuvre of the French language, and though it has become a classic in every European tongue, yet the English translations of it that have appeared hitherto are in several respects unsatisfactory. One is so severely literal that, while the words are given the spirit has fed ; another, running to the opposite extreme, is garnished with phrases and conceits for which Bernardin de St. Pierre is in no degree responsible. It has therefore been deemed advisable to add to the series of " Laurel-Crowned Tales" a new translation of this tale by Professor M. B. Anderson, of Stanford University, California. Those who have read and enjoyed Mr. Anderson's translations of Boissier's "Madame de Sévigné," and other works, will expect something not only good, but excellent. They will find a translation very faithful and conscientious, yet lively and presented in good idiomatic English. In other words, the translator has been so careful to catch the author's spirit and meaning that the reader will find the charm of this classic prose idyl wonderfully preserved.

A series of handy and tastefully printed little volumes, designed to bring the writings of some of the authors of the sixteenth century before the readers of the present day. 24mo, gilt top, per volume $1.25.

PUBLISHED THIS YEAR. Green Pastures. Being Choice Extracts from the works of Robert Greene,

A. M., of both Universities, 1560 (?) 1592. Made by Alexander B. Grosart. Although the writings of Robert Greene may not be so well known as some of the authors who have appeared in the Elizabethan Library, his genius places him high among the writers of his time. Among the extracts will be found some exquisite word-pictures of old English scenes, gems from his plays, much quaint humor, and many pithy proverbs and choice sayings that may have originated some of the proverbs we are using to-day.

“The Poet of Poets." The Love-Verse from the Minor Poems of

Editor. With portrait.

Alexander B. Grosart,

The quantity of this pre-eminent singer's poetry is so vast that selection was inevitable. The editor believes that he has struck an acceptable medium in choosing Spenser's love-versc to represent him. As a collection of Spenser's choicest verse this little volume will be welcomed as a pocket-companion for a summer day, or a passing recreation by the winter fireside.

“Brave Translunary Things.” From the Works in Prose and

From the Works in Prose and

Verse of Ben Jonson. Selected by Alexander B. Grosart. Ben Jonson was not only among the foremost of his age for genius and intellectual and scholarly resource and fineness of poetic art, but his voluminous writings lend themselves exceptionally well to selections such as this. For massiveness of intellect, for occasional splendor of imagination, for loveliness of fancy, for sudden charm of melody, for breadth of reading, for conscientiousness of workmanship, "rare Ben" stands second to no contemporary, save one.

The Friend of Sir Philip Sidney. Being. Selections from the

Lord Brooke. Edited, with an Introduction, by Alexander B. Grosart. The high esteem in which Lord Brooke's writings have been held by the capable, back to his own time, may be summed up in the words of Mr. George Saintsbury: "Perhaps it is not easy to find in all that generation of high-thinking and brilliantly-writing men any one who combines vivid expression with weighty thought more notably than Brooke does.

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