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VOL. I.
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SIXTY ROYAL QUARTO COLOURED PLATES,

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The Text is written by several of the best English Authorities on Japanese Art, including Dr. William Andeesos, Mr. Huish, Editor of the Aet Journal, !us.

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THE Publishers are glad to announce the completion of this beautiful work, which is now being published in one very handsome volume, cloth, bevelled boards, gilt edges, with an artistic design in colours. The volume contains 36 large plates, with descriptive text &c, illustrating the indigenous flowers of New Zealand, which are of gre:it variety and beauty and so little known. This volume can be well recommended as a most attractive presentation book.

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Edited by FREDK. SHERLOCK,

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COMMENCEMENT OF NEW VOLUME.
1889.

THE Editor has been greatly encouraged by the gratifying reception given to The Church Monthly during the first year of its existence, alike by the Clergy, the Press, and the Public. The several features which have been so much appreciated in 188S will be sustained, and, as opportunity offers, other new departments introduced. Meanwhile, a brief outline of some of the arrangements already made for next year is appended:

Strayed East: a Serial Tale. By the Rev.
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The White Sledge: a Tale for the Young
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Our Fellow Creatures. By the Rev J. G.

Wood, M.A., Author of "The Illustrated Natural

History/ Illustrated.
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Lives' 4c. Illustrated.
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Rev. W. H. Miuian, M.A.

Sermonettes. By the Dean of Armagh, the

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Quiet Moments: Thoughts for the Sick and
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Representative Churchmen. With Por-
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Our Parish Churches. This series, which

will be profusely Illustrated, will include the Priory
Church, Malvern, by the Rev. Dr. Gregory Smith;
Hawarden, by the Rev. S. E. Gladstone, M.A..;
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Ton-, M.A.; St. Paul's, Penzance, by the Rev. .7. John
Hunt, M.A.; Iver, by the Rev. J. Stephens; Some
City Churches, by the Rev. J. L. Fish, M.A.

Hymns and Poems for the Church's Year.

By the Ven. Archdeacon Farhaii, the Rev. J. Eli.erton,
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Goiikrey Thhino, M.A..Canon Buhridgb, the Rev.
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Work amongst Young Men. By the Rev.

J. S. Bahkass.

Work in the Vineyard. By the Rev. T.

Johnson, Editor of the l'nruh Guide, &c.

Temperance Illustrations. By Frederick

SHEIILOCK.

Original Hymn Tunes. Contributed by the

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1889

ENLARGEMENT OF 'HOME WORDS.'

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ANNUALS FOR 1888.

Edited by the Rev. CHARLES BULLOCK, B.D., Author of • The Queen's Resolve,''The Royal Tear," &c *»* No Books can possibly be so cheap as Magazine Annuals, and they are especially adapted for HOME GIFTS and PARISH LIBRARIES.

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