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VOL. XXXI., No. 1. NEW YORK, January 1, 1887.
WHOLE NO. 779.
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Appletons' Guide to Mexico.
INCLUDING A CHAPTER ON GUATEMALA, AND AN ENGLISH-SPANISH VOCABULARY. By ALFRED R. CONKLING, Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and formerly United States Geologist. With a Railway Map and numerous Illustrations.-Third edition, thoroughly revised. 12mo, cloth. 12mo, cloth. Price, $2.00.
Handbook of Winter Resorts.
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Annual Catalogue, 1886.
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THE CENTURY Co.'s war book, to be called 'Battles and Leaders of the Civil War," will be published early in the spring by subscription. In addition to all the war papers by Generals Grant, McClellan, Pope, Buell, Rosecrans, Howard, Beauregard, Longstreet, and scores of other prominent leaders on both sides which have apPARK ROW, N.Y. peared in The Century, the book will contain many papers heretofore unprinted, and will form a continuous illustrated history of the Civil War written by the principal participants. The Century Co. will endeavor to make it artistically and mechanically one of the handsomest subscription-books ever published.
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THE SOCIETY FOR POLITICAL EDUCATION, N. J., has issued an interesting tract (No. 22) on Civil Service Examinations." This comprises a collection of question papers used in Brooklyn, New York, and Boston, with actual answers of successful and unsuccessful candidates applying for various positions, from that of laborer to that of an engineer, thus showing the practical workings of the Civil Service system in its varied applications in the national, State, and municipal services, to different grades of work. The editor of this series of papers, Mr. R. R. Bowker, in an introduction makes a concise, matter-of-fact statement of the claims of the Civil Service system, treating the subject simply from a business point of view and dissipating many false notions re25 garding examinations.
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Luyster (A. L.).
National School of Oratory.
Peterson (T. B.) & Brothers
Presbyterian Board of Publication.
Randolph (A. D. F.) & Co..
HENRY HOLT & Co. will publish shortly "Village Photographs," a series of papers of New England life, character, and scenery, which has been running through the Evening Post for several months.
CUPPLES, UPHAM & Co. have just ready "Rambles in Old Boston, New England," by Rev. Edward G. Porter, illustrated by George R. Tolman, in a handsome quarto volume of 439 pages, with index, maps, and numerous illustra
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co. will publish at once Brooks Adams' work entitled "The Emancipation of Massachusetts." Mr. Adams claims that his study of Massachusetts history has convinced him that certain important aims and objects of the early settlers of that State have been hitherto ignored or very inadequately recognized.
ROBERTS BROS. will publish this month Harriet Waters Preston's new novel, "A Year in Eden," her first work in this direction of pretensions; the second volume of the Old Colony series, entitled " Agatha and the Shadow," an anonymous novel founded on early colonial history; "Mabel Stanhope," a story by Kathleen O'Meara, which, though published in Europe several years ago, has never before been printed here, and has been rewritten and revised; a reprint of an English book, "Riding for Ladies, with Hints on the Stable," by Mrs. Power O'Donohue, the author of" The Beggar on Horseback," etc.; and a new novel in the No Name series, entitled "A Question of Identity," a story of New England life of to-day. Next month they will publish "Beyond the Golden Gates," a sort of psychological essay showing that, in these days of the craze for theosophy, it is not necessary for one to die to reach the blessed life, but that if people only live as well as they know how here, they can bring the state of Nirvana perfection to earth, and realize here the life which is supposed to lie beyond the golden gates.
WEEKLY RECORD OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.*
The abbreviations are usually self-explanatory. c. after the date indicates that the book is copyrighted; if the copyright date differs from the imprint date, the year of copyright is added. Books of foreign origin of which the edition (annotated, illustrated, etc.) is entered as copyright, are marked c. ed.; translations, c. tr.
A colon after initial designates the most usual given name, as: A: Augustus; B: Benjamin; C: Charles: D: David: É: Edward; F: Frederic; G: George; H: Henry; I: Isaac; J: John: L: Louis; N: Nicholas; P; Peter; R: Richard; S: Samuel; T: Thomas; W: William.
Sizes are designated as follows: F. (folio: over 30 centimeters high); (Q.4to: under 30 cm.); O. (8vo: 25 cm.); D. (12m0: 20 cm.); S. (16mo: 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. *Americans in Rome; or, Paul Errington and his struggles. N. Y., Ja. R. Barnett & Co., 1886. D. cl., $1.50.
Besant, Walter. The holy rose. N. Y., G: Munro, [1886.] 127 p. S. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 904.) pap., 10 c.
Besant, Walter. The holy rose.
N. Y., Nor
Englishmen, in an attempt to elucidate a mystery, are irresistibly impelled to make a journey to unexplored re
gions in Central Africa. Here, after the most astounding adventures, they find a beautiful woman reigning over a fierce but intelligent tribe, who date their origin back beyond the dawn of history. "She" is not only immortal, having already lived for 2000 years, renewing her youth through baths in a fountain of fire, the source of of life, but has godlike powers. The story of the Englishmen's sojourn in this wonderful country is most thrilling.
man L. Munro, 1886. 109 p. S. (Munro's lib., *Haweis, Rev. H. R. The picture of Jesus (the no. 681.) pap., 10 c.
Braddon, Miss M. E., [now Mrs. J: Maxwell.]
N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [1886.] 1+797-901 P.
Carleton, W: [Traits and stories of the Irish peasantry.] An Irish oath; [also,] Lianhan Shee. N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [1886.] 1+ 491-598 p. S. (Lovell's lib., no. 825.) pap., 10 c. Carleton, W: [Traits and stories of the Irish peasantry.] Neal Malone; [also.] Tubber Derg. N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [1886.] 1+ 903-979 p. S. (Lovell's lib., no. 829.) pap.,
Coleridge, S: Taylor. Confessions of an inquiring spirit; to which are added miscellaneous essays from The Friend. N. Y., Cassell & Co., [1886.] 3-192 p. T. (Cassell's national lib., no. 48.) pap., 10 c.
*Dorr, B. F. The surveyor's guide and pocket table book. N. Y., D. Van Nostrand, 1886. 112 p. S. full mor. tucks, $2.
Farjeon, B. L. The nine of hearts. N. Y., Ward, Lock & Co., [1886.] 220 p. S. pap., 30 c. (corr. price.)
Haggard, H. Rider. She. N. Y., Harper, 1886. 64 p. il. Q. (Harper's Franklin sq. lib., no. 558.)
Master). N. Y., T: Y. Crowell & Co., 1886.
Hector, Mrs. Annie F., ["Mrs. Alexander."]
Social solutions, no. 12. N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [1886.] 88 p. S. (Lovell's lib., no. 795.) pap., 10 c.
Contents: 1. The organization of the schools and the
Lamb, Rev. M. T. The golden Bible; or, the
The writer has aimed to present in a kind, simple, straightforward manner the objections he has himself discovered against the Book of Mormon as a professed revelation from God. He hopes his effort will prove of special service to all honest, candid Mormons, the young people in Utah, and to persons in this country and Europe who may come into contact with Mormon mission
Lean, Mrs. Francis, [formerly "Florence Marryat.] Ange. N. Y., G: Munro, [1886.] 285 p. S. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 897.) pap.,
Lean, Mrs. Francis, [formerly Florence Marryat.] Love's conflict, pt. 2. N. Y., G: Munro, [1886.] 498 p. S. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 893.) pap., 20 c.
Lean, Mrs. Francis, [formerly Florence Mar-
Murray, D: Christie. Bulldog and butterfly;
Contents: Valerie's fate, by Mrs. Alexander; The
*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.
double deception, by E: Kirke; A wife's ordeal, by Emma
*Prentiss, Elizabeth. Life and letters. New ed.
Roosevelt, Blanche. Marked in haste: a story
pap., 20 c.
*Ross, Clinton. The silent workman. N. Y.,
Rousset, Antonin. The forest
waters the farm;
or, the value of woodlands as reservoirs ; tr.
A translation of a famous French book, Les Etudes de
Russell, W: Clarke. Jack's courtship. N. Y., J:
Russell, W: Clarke. On the fo'k'sle head.
Russell, W: Clarke. A sailor's sweetheart.
*Stone, W: L. Journal of Capt. Pausch, chief
*Trench, R: C. Notes on the miracles of our
Lord. New rev. ed. N. Y., Appleton, 1886.
*Trench, R: C. Notes on the parables of our
*Wolff, Alfred R. The windmill as a prime
O. cl., $3.
Wood, Hazel. Little Bessie. N. Y., Norman
Wood, Hazel. Poor Nell. N. Y., Norman L.
Yonge, Charlotte M. A modern Telemachus :