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Vol. XXXIII., No. 3. C NEW YORK, January 21, 1888.

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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: E: Edward; F: Frederic; G: George ; H: Henry; 1; Isaac; J: John; Li Louis; N: Nicholas; P; Peter; R: Richard; S: Samuel; T: Thomas; W: William,

Sizes are designated as follows: Fi (folio: over 30 centimeters high); (9,4to: under 30 cm.); O. (8vo: 25 cm.); D. (12mo: 20 cm.); S. (16mo : 1772 cm.); T. (24mo: 15.cm.); Tt. (32mo :1127 cm.); Fe. (48mo : 10 cm.). Sq., obl., nar., designate square, oblong, narrow books of these heights. Aimard, Gustave. The Indian scout : a story. Craik, Mrs. Dinah Maria, (formerly Miss Mu

N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., (1888.] 128 p. D. lock.] Young Mrs. Jardine. N. Y., G: Munro, (Lovell's lib., no. 1098.) pap., 10 C.

(1888.] 244 p. D. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., Aimard, Gustave. The prairie flower : a tale.

no. 1053.) pap., 20 c. N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [1888.] 125 p. D. *Cross, C. F., and Bevan, E. J. A text-book of (Lovell's lib., no. 1089.) pap., 10 C.

paper-making. N. Y., E. & F. N. Spon, 1888. *American Gynæcological Soc. Transactions,

244 p. il. O. cl., $4. V. 12, being the proceedings of the 12th annual meeting of the American Gynæcological

Dabney, Rob. L., D.D. The sensualistic philosSoc., held in N. Y., Sep. 13, 14, 15, '87. N. Y.,

ophy of the nineteenth century considered.

New enl. ed. N. Y., A. D. F. Randolph & Appleton, 1888. 512 P., O. cl., $5.

Co., [1888.) c. '75, '87. 3+415 P. O. cl., Binet, Alfred, and Féré, C: Animal magnetism.

N. Y., Appleton, 1888. 5+378 p. D. (International scientific ser., no. 59.) cl., $1.50.

Ebers, Georg. The bride of the Nile : tr. by The authors do not present this as a “ didactic "treatise

Mary Stuart Smith and G. Harrison Smith., on animal magnetism and hypnotism. They consider it 2 pts. Pt. 1. N. Y., G: Munro, 1888. c. '87. still premature to write such a work. This work only aims at giving an account of special researches which,

268 p. D. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 1056.) notwithstanding their number and variety, “will not,

pap., 20 c. they believe, “justify general conclusions on the quesThe researches were made in the French hospital

*Ebers, Georg. An Egyptian princess : an of Salpêtrière, in accordance with the method inaugurated historical novel ; tr. by Emma S. Buchheim. by M. Charcot, the chief of the school.

N. Y., Scribner & Welford, 1888. 466 p. D. *Bingham, Hon. D. The bastille. N. Y., (Bohn's lib.) cl., $1.40. Scribner & Welford, 1888. 2 V., 986 p. il. O,

*Ebrard, J. H. A. Christian apologetics ; or, cl., $8.

the scientific vindication of Christianity; tr. by Bolles, Albert S. The national bank act, and

Rev. J: Macpherson. V. 3. N. Y., Scribner its judicial meaning ; with an appendix. N. Y.,

& Welford, 1888. 402 P. O. (Clark's foreign Homans Pub. Co., 1888. 17+375 p. 0.

theological lib.) cl., $3. cl., $3 ; shp., $3.75.

Contains nineteen chapters, which treat of the powers Fenn, G: Manville. The story of Antony Grace; of the Comptroller, organization, conversion, and begin il. by Gordon Browne. N. Y., Appleton, 1888. ning of National Banking Associations, their extension, powers, directors, shareholders, increase and reduction of 4+321 P. S. pap., 50 C. capital, duties of banks as public depositories, regulation

The hero is a little boy of eleven when the story opens. concerning their circulations, interest, criminal offences, Death has suddenly deprived him of his father and , preferences, dissolution and receivership, examination mother, and reckless speculation and a rascally lawyer and reports, taxation and other matters. All the cases of every penny his parents once possessed. Poor Anthony which show the meaning of the National Bank Act are is taken charge of by the lawyer, and forced to live in his noticed. With an appendix containing official instruc house through two miserable years.

Then he runs away tions and rules relating to the formation and manage

from hard blows and poor food and makes his way to ment of National Banks, United States bonds, and the

London. The reader follows him here through many issue and redemption of coins and currency.

experiences till he is a grown man and married to one *Buck, Dan. Dana, D.D. The law and limi

who as a little girl had once stood his friend. The char

acters and scenes are mostly from middle-class life tation of our Lord's miracles : a semi-centennial discourse. N. Y., Phillips & Hunt, 1888.

Fleming, Geraldine. Wild Margaret. N. Y., 76 p. S. cl., 20 c.; pap., 12 c.

Norman L. Munro, (1888.] 285 p. D. (Munro's

lib., no. 805.) pap., 20 C. Cameron, G: F: Lyrics on freedom, love, and

death ; ed. by C: J. Cameron. Bost., Alexan Gilman, D. C. A plea for the training of the der Moore, 1887. c. 16+296 p. por. O. cl., hand ; [also,] Manual training and the public $1.50.

school, by H. H. Belfield ; ed. by Nicholas The work of a prominent Canadian poet who died in Murray Butler. N. Y., Industrial Education 1885; that he was a graceful writer is evinced by many Assoc., 1888. 24 p. 0. (Monographs of of his shorter poems; was for a long time editor of the Kingston News.

the Industrial Education Assoc., v. 1, no. 1.) *Chaucer, Geoffrey. Canterbury tales; ed. by

pap., 20 c. Alfred W. Pollard. N. Y., Scribner & Wel.

The initial volume of a number of little monographs

on industrial education to be issued every two months by ford, 1888. 2 V., 506 p. O. cl., $4.

the Industrial Education Assoc. Clodfelter, N. J. Snatched from the poor Gilman, Wenona. General utility ; or, the trials house; a young girl's life history. Phil., T. B. of Manon the actress.

Norman L. Peterson & Bros., (1888.] C. 18–272 p. sq. S. Munro, (1888.] c. '87. 224 p. D. (Munro's pap., 50 c.

lib., no. 807.) pap., 20 c. A practical novel of the present day. It turns on the benefits of life insurance, and shows how, through the Grice, Julia F. Leprous spots; a prayer for our foresight of a father, a worthy family was saved from nation : [a poem.] Phil., [Presb. Bd. of Pub.,] pauperism and its attendant evils. The scene is laid in a 1888. 5 p. obl. Fe. ribbon-tied, pap., 25 C. Pennsylvania coal mining region. A collier is the hero, and a collier's daughter the heroine.

Harris, Amanda B. American authors for young

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*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.

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361 p. 'D.

folks. Bost., D. Lothrop Co., [1888.] c. '87. Kinney, Coates. Lyrics of the ideal and the 8–280 p. D. cl., $1.

real. Cin., Rob. Clarke & Co., [1888.] c. '87. All lovers of books have a natural curiosity to know 140 p. D. cl., $1.50. something about their writers, and the better the books A collection of short poems. the keener the curiosity. Miss Harris has written the various chapters of this volume with a full appreciation of *Knox, J: Jay. United States notes : a history the fact. She tells us about the earlier group of American of the various issues of paper money by the writers, Irving, Cooper, Prescott, Emerson, and Hawthorne, all of whom are gone, and also of some of those

government of the United States. New cheaper who came later, among them the Cary sisters, Thoreau,

ed. N. Y., C: Scribner's Sons, 1888. D. cl., Lowell, Helen Hunt, Donald G. Mitchell, and others. Havergal, Maria V. G. Autobiography; with Lea, H: C. History of the Inquisition of the

journals and letters ; ed. by her sister J. Mir Middle Ages. In 3 v. V. 2. N. Y., Harper iam Crane. N. Y., A. D. F. Randolph & Co., 1888. c. '87. 10+584 P. O. cl., $3. 1887. 4+336 p. por. D. cl., $1.50.

Treats of the Inquisition in the several lands of ChrisThe subject of this volume was the sister of Frances

tendom-Languedoc, France, the Spanish Peninsula, Ridley Havergal, and the writer of the “Memorials” in Italy, and Germany. Chapter 5 deals of the Slavic Cathari, her memory. It is fitting her beautiful and useful life

and chapters 7 and 8 treat of the movement in Boshould be told also, as it is fully and sympathetically by hemia, and of Wickliff and Huss and their followers. another sister, J. Miriam Crane. Some of her verses com

See also notice of first volume, P. W., Dec. 10, '87, no. 828. plete the work. They have the same grace and purity *Leech, J: Pictures of life and character from as those of her more famous sisters.

the collection of Mr. Punch. N. Y., Scribner & Hector, Mrs. Annie F., [" Mrs. Alexander,” pseud.] Mona's choice. Ñ. Y., H: Holt & Co.,

Welford, 1888. 400 p. il. Q. cl., $10. 1888. 70 p. S. (Leisure hour ser., no. 211.) | Longley, Elias. Writing exercises for gaining cl., $1 ; pap., 25 C.

speed in phonography, adapted to all styles. Before "Mona" makes a final choice of which of two Cin., Rob. Clarke & Co., 1888. 64 P. O. pap.. men she shall marry, she goes through quite a number of adventures. She had intended to marry Leslie Waring for

25 c. his money to please her old grandmother, but her grand- Lover, S: Handy Andy : a tale of Irish life. mother's sudden death gives her an opportunity to break N. Y., M. J. Ivers & Co., [.888.] this engagement. After some experience of poverty and a struggling life in London, she meets an old Scotch (Amer. ser., no. 59.) pap., 25 C. uncle she had never known before, who is good and McCarthy, Justin. Ireland's cause in England's loving to her and takes her back to his home. Here the two men who fancy her meet her again, and after a

Parliament; with preface by J.: Boyle O'Reilly. struggle all round her fate is decided. As in all “Mrs. Bost., Ticknor & Co., 1888. c. '87. 6+132 p. Alexander's” works, the plot is subordinate to the clever conversations and graphic descriptions.

D. pap.,35 c.; cl., 50 c.

Justin McCarthy's object in writing this book is to Hector, Mrs. Annie F. [“ Mrs Alexander,"

make clear to Americans what is the destinct national

cause which the Irish parliamentary party represent pseud.) Mona's choice. N. Y., J: W. Lovell in the English Parliament, and why Ireland should Co., [1888.] 270 p. D. (Lovell's lib., no. 1105.) have a national cause to plead there. He describes the pap., 20 c.

methods her representatives have adopted in order to

accomplish that success, and also the forces of opposition *Hubbell, J. H., ed. Hubbell's legal directory to the Irish cause, as well as the forces that are friendly for lawyers and business men ; containing the

to it. names of one or more of the leading and most MacClean, E: Anderson. Mac's dictionary of reliable attorneys in nearly three thousand market values of books, etc. [New ed.] N. Y., cities and towns in the United States and Book Information Agency, 109 E. 9th St., 1888. Canada : a synopsis of the collection laws of Q. bds., $2. each State and Canada, with instructions for

Contains twenty-three printed pages, and enough taking depositions, etc., and times for holding more, giving information concerning the market values

matter inserted in scrap-book fashion to make seven pages courts in U. S. and territories for the year of books, bibliographical talks, and squibs on every commencing Oct. 1, 1887. 18th year. N. Y., imaginable bookish subject. Hubbell Legal Directory Co., (1888.] 1200 p. *McDermott, F: The life and work of Joseph O. shp., $5.

Firbank, railway contractor. N. Y., Long*Hugo, Victor. Dramatic works ; tr. by Mrs.

mans, Green & Co., 1888. 8+144 p. D. cl., $2. Newion Crosland and F. L. Slous. N. Y., Macdonald, G: Home again. N. Y., AppleScribner and Welford, 1888. 430 p. D. (Bohn's ton, 1888. 4+313 p. S. pap., 50 c. lib.) cl., $1.40.

A novel with a purpose, by the author of “Malcolm," Huxley, T: H., and Allen, Grant. A half-cen

“Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood,” etc. It is based upon

the experience of a young Englishman raised to a fartury of science. N. Y., J. Fitzgerald, (1888.] mer's life who fancies he is a great poet. He goes to 45 p. O. (Humboldt lib., no. 96.) pap., 15 c.

London, but failing to receive recognition as a poet

becomes a reviewer. That one cannot be false to one's *Janvier, T: A. The Mexican guide. New ed. self, even in the capacity of literary hack, without deteri

for 1888. N. Y., C; Scribner's Sons, 1888. | orating, is shown in young Walter's life. maps and plans, S. leath., net, $2.50.

Macdonald, G: Poems ; selected by V. D. S.

and C. F. Mr. Absalom Billingslea Johnston, R: M.

N. Y., E. P. Dutton & Co., 1887. and other Georgia folk. N. Y., Harper, 1888.

15+207 p. por. T. cl., $1.25.

Mr. Macdonald is best known as the writer of a numc. '87. 7+414 P. il. S. cl., $1.25.

ber of novels strongly religious in tone. At intervals Short stories by the author of the “ Dukesborough however, between 1855 and 1868, four volumes of his Tales,' each aiming to illustrate some phases of old poetry were, published in England; but as American time rural life in middle Georgia. The author says he readers have had scant opportunity of becoming acquainthas also "tried to show how superior was the character ed with his verse, it was thought that a volume which to what might have been expected from the dialect of the should include his best work and collect for the first time people.” These sketches have all appeared in the leading the charming poems scattered through the novels would magazines. A few of the titles are "The brief embarrass be welcome to many. ment of Mr. Iverson Blount,

Dr. Hinson's degree," "the hotel experience of Mr. O'Brien, W: O'Hara's mission; or, hope on, Pink Fluker,” etc., etc.

hope ever. N. Y., Norman L. Munro, 1888. *Keil, C: F: Manual of Biblical archæology.

c. '87. 233 p. D. (Munro's lib., no. 806.) pap., N. Y., Scribner & Welford, 1888. 482 p.

20 C. O. cl., $3.

Patton, Jacob Harris. Natural resources of the

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