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Mr. Meredith has here collected and arranged his most characteristic poems, and the volume possesses an added interest for the thousands of admirers of the great poet-novelist from the fact that it contains his own definitive selection. The book has a frontispiece portrait of the author, and is sold at $1.75. The Academy remarks that Stevenson "placed Mr. Meredith next to Shakespeare in all literature "-a dictum reinforced by Mr. I. Zangwill's assertion that “not since Shakespeare has England produced a man with so extraordinary a gift of poetic expression." In uniform style and price with this volume are the “ Poems and Ballads " of Robert Louis Stevenson and the “ Poems ” of H. C. Bunner. Mrs. Knollys and other Stories. By F.J. Stimson

It was as “ J. S. of Dale" that Mr. Stimson first made his reputation, and he has since the appearance of “Guerndale” steadily added to his laurels, the remarkable success of " King Noanett" being his most recent triumph. “Mrs. Knollys " has been perhaps as popular as any short story that has appeared since Hawthorne's day, and the other six stories in the present volume include some of his best work, two being entirely new. Although not all love stories, they form a series in a uniform key, deal. From Soldiers of ing largely with situations of this nature, and represent the author's definitive re- duced) arrangement of his most characteristic work. (12mo, $1.50, uniform with "A Story Teller's Pack.")

A Story Teller's Pack. By Frank R. Stockton Mr. Howells says: “In this latest book of his there is not one disappointment. Life cannot be without an object so long as there is the hope of something more from him.” In uniform binding with the “ Story Teller's Pack” and at the same price (12mo, $1.50) are now published: The Bachelor's

Christmas and other Stories, by Robert Grant, one of the most successful volumes of stories that has appeared in a long time ; Comedies of Courtship, by Anthony Hope, “ without exception bright, racy, readable, and clean" (London Literary World); and Love in Old Cloathes and other Stories, by H. C. Bunner, of which a critic has said, that it sums up “the best and noblest of Mr. Bunner's genius." Soldiers of Fortune. By Richard Harding Davis

(12mo, $1.50.) Mr. Davis's spirited tale of adventure, with its fine From A Story Teller's Pack" illustrations and cover by Charles Dana Gibson, is now in its fiftieth (reduced)

thousand. As the London Academy says : “Mr. Davis has the dramatic gift-he carries you along with him. One need not wish for a better story of action than this.” The Speaker also declares: “Mr. Harding Davis always writes well, but he has never done anything better than this." Uniform with the above, a new edition of two of Mr. Davis's other books has just been issued• Cinderella and other Stories,” Gallegher and other Stories."

The Tormentor. By Benjamin Swift (12mo, $1,50.) The author's “ Nancy Noon," his first book, published last year, is now in its fifth edition. Of this new novel the Boston Herald says: " The Tormentor' has much of the brilliancy and mental activity of ‘Nancy Noon,' and it is much maturer in its swift development of criminology. . None but a man as sure of his methods as Balzac would have dared to venture upon so original a study."

American Nobility. By Pierre de Coulevain

(12mo, $1.50.) “It stands so far above the ordinary novel of the day, in respect to range of thought and method of treatment, that only an extended analysis could show its social and ethical as well as artistic importance. As a study .f international conditions it is both acute and profound,” says the Boston Beacon. Literary Love Letters.

By Robert Herrick
A Romance in Transit.

By Francis Lynde
These latest issues in the dainty “ Ivory Series ” (each 16mo, 75 cents) are From "Soldiers of For-

tune" (reduced) well up to the high standard which has there been set. Of Mr. Herrick's volume the Detroit Free Press says, “ Certainly these stories are admirable examples of literary compression," while the Chattanooga Times predicts for "' A Romance in Transit” “ an instant success.”

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To the notable company of authors represented in this fascinating series, bound in green and gold and each with a frontispiece etching (each 16mo, $1.25), there have just been added four new volumes : J. M. Barrie's “Auld Licht Idylls," which, as the Philadelphia Times says, "are pure delight,” and the same author's “A Window in Thrums,” especially interesting to re-read in the light of Margaret Ogilvy,” for the author himself says of “Jess": “Anything in her that was rare and beautiful she had

from my mother." Besides these there are From Little Rivers"

volumes by Henry van Dyke: “The Poetry of From "Song-Birds anit (reduced) Tennyson " (with an new introduction and a thought

Water-Fowl" (reduced) ful essay on · In Memoriam"), concerning which Thomas Bailey Aldrich said: “It leaves nothing to be desired," and his ever popular Little Rivers," wherein “his river scenes rise before the eye as he draws them,” according to the Saturday Review,

Gloria Victis. By J. A. Mitchell (12mo, $1.25.) Mr. Mitchell, well known as the editor of Life, and as the author of the very popular 'Amos Judd," " That First Affair,” etc., here presents his most serious and important literary work so far. Certain phases of New York life have never been so sharply stated as in this charmingly novel and romantic tale, which has in it the vein of mysticism that distinguishes all Mr. Mitchell's stories.

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Song-Birds and Water-Fowl. By H. E. Parkhurst

The author of this attractive series of talks about land and water birds has already shown in “The Birds' Calendar” that one need not go far afield to pursue the study of our feathered friends. His easy descriptions are charmingly supplemented by the eighteen full-page pictures from the brush of Mr. Louis Agassiz Fuertes, which are truly noteworthy for their lifelikeness and artistic handling, and seem to bear out the assertion that this artist has in him the makings of an Audubon. (12mo, $1.50 niet.)

The Express Messenger. By Cy Warman

This titular story, with “ Other Stories of the Rail,” make up Mr. Warman's latest volume (12mo, $1.25) which is in key with his “ Tales of an Engineer, with Rhymes of the Rail,” that aroused such wide interest. The New York Sun declares the present volume“ an interesting and an unusual book," while the Philadelphia Press says: Mr. Warman has a field of his own, and he is master in it."

Taken by Siege. By Jeannette L. Gilder

Miss Gilder, the well-known editor of the Critic, has here written a captivating love story (12mo,

$1.25). The Chicago Tribune says “It is a strong, unhackneyed, and delightful novel. It is to be hoped that Miss Gilder will try it again soon,”

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The Battle of Franklin. By Jacob D. Cox

(With maps, 8vo, $2.00.) General Cox, ex-Governor of Ohio, soldier and author, here adds to his reputation as a writer of military history. The Hartford Post says: “Students of the art of war will find in the book much that is of positive value, while every soldier who took part in the battle will peruse these lines with keen interest. The story is well told and clearly. It is a graphic account.”

Rudder Grange and Pomona's Travels

These two volumes of Mr. Frank R. Stockton's are classics, and the illustrations by A. B. Frost are just the one touch that could be added. The portrayal of “Pomona" could be entrusted to no other hand, for, as the Boston Traveller says, “seldom have author and artist so delightfully supplemented each other as is the case with Mr. Frank Stockton and Mr. A. B. Frost." (New and cheaper edition, each, $1.50.)

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A writer in the Boston Post has said of Mrs. Burnett : "She has a beauty of imagination and a spiritual insight into the meditations of childhood which are within the grasp of no other writer for children,”—and these five volumes would indeed be difficult to match in child literature. The new edition is from new plates, with all the original illustrations by Reginald B. Birch, is bound in a handsome new cover, and is sold at $1.25 per volume (12mo): “Little Lord Fauntleroy.” “ Two Little Pilgrims' Progress,” “ Piccino and Other Child Stories,” “ Giovanni and the Other," “ Sara Crewe” and Little Saint Elizabeth and other Stories ” (in one volume).

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Three New Volumes By G. A. Henty It would be a bitter year for the boys if Mr. Henty were to fail them with a fresh assortment of his enthralling tales of adventure, for, as the London Academy has said, in this kind of story telling," he stands in the very first rank.” “ With Frederick the Great” is a tale of the Seven Years' War, and has twelve full-page illustrations by Wal. Paget; “ A March on London," details some stirring scenes of the times when Wat Tyler's motley crew took possession of that city, and the pictures are drawn by W. A. Margetson, while Mr. Paget has illustrated

With Moore at Corunna," in which the boy hero serves through the Peninsular War. (Each 12mo, $1.50.)

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Will Shakespeare's Little Lad. By Imogen Clark

. (12mo, $1.50, illustrated by R. B. Birch.) “ The author has caught the true spirit of Shakespeare's time, and paints his home surroundings with a loving, tender grace," says the Boston Herald, while the Saturday Evening Gazette says: “It is written with so gentle and loving a hand that it has the charm of novelty added to its other charms."

An Old-Field School Girl. By Marion Harland (Illustrated, 12mo, $1.25.) “As pretty a story for girls as has been published in a long time,” says the Buffalo Express, and the Chicago Tribune is even more appreciative : “Compared with the average books of its class 'An Old-Field School Girl' becomes a classic,” while the Baltimore Sun declares: “It is a quaint piece of local color in a field Marion Harland knows well and describes with fine appreciation."

Lords of the World. By A. J. Church Or the “Story of the Fall of Carthage and Corinth.” (Illustrated, 12mo, $1.50.) A tale of the destruction of Carthage by the Romans, full of valuable historical details, and of an unflagging interest to younger readers, who manifest each year their appreciation of Mr. Church's fine work.

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Lullaby Land. Songs of Childhood Eugene Field's inimitable child poems are worthy of the delightful from in which they here appear. The volume is uniform with the Stevenson * Child's Garden of Verses,” is illustrated by Charles Robinson, and has a characteristic introduction by Kenneth Grahame. (12mo, $1.50.) Mr. Robinson's illustrations of children's volumes are always charming, but he has surpassed himself in this book.

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The Stevenson Song Book In this large and handsome quarto, twenty of the most lyrical poems from Robert Louis Stevenson's “ Child's Garden of Verses," have been set to music by such composers as Reginald de Koven, Arthur Foote, C. W. Chadwick, Dr. C. Villiers Stanford, etc. The volume is uniform with, and a fitting companion to, the popular “ Field-de Koven Song Book.”

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This “ Tale of Texas; or, Fighting for the Lone Star Flag," completes the
author's White Conqueror Series. (12mo, $1 25, illustrated.) The Minneapolis
Tribune says : “ It is a breezy and invigorating tale. The characters, although
drawn from real life, are surrounded by an atmosphere of romance and ad-
venture which gives them the added fascination of being creatures of fiction,
and yet there is no straining for effect."
Twelve Naval Captains

By Molly Elliott Seawell
Miss Seawell here tells the notable exploits of twelve heroes of our early
navy : John Paul Jones, Richard Dale, William Bainbridge, Richard Somers,
Edward Preble, Thomas Truxton, Stephen Decatur, James Lawrence, Isaac
Hull, O. H. Perry, Charles Stewart, and Thomas Macdonough. The book is

illustrated attractively and makes a thrilling volume, dealing as it does with The King of the

such picturesque and soul-stirring matters of history as the old-time naval Broncos" (reduced) conflicts. (12mo, $1.25.)

The Knights of the Round Table “King Arthur's Knights and their connection with the mystic Grail is here the subject of Mr. William Henry Frost's translation into child language. The volume is illustrated by S. R. Burleigh and is sold at $1.50 (12mo). Many volumes have been prepared telling these wonderful legendary stories to young people, but few are so admirably written as this work," says the Boston Advertiser. The Last Cruise of the Mohawk

By W. J. Henderson
The Observer says: “ This is an exciting story that boys of
to-day will appreciate thoroughly and devour greedily," and the
Rochester Democrat calls it "an interesting and thrilling story.”

From " The Knights of the Round Table(Illustrated by Harry C. Edwards, 12mo, $1.25.)

(reduced) The King of the Broncos. By Charles F. Lummis (12mo, $1.25.) The title story and the other Tales of New Mexico, which Mr. Lummis has here supplied for the younger generation, have all his usual fascination. He knows his subject with absolute thoroughness and he also knows how to tell his stories in a way that is irresistible to boy readers.

The Border Wars of New England

(Illustrated, 12mo, $1.25.) Mr. Samuel Adams Drake is an expert at making history real and vital to children. The Boston Advertiser says: “ This is not a school book yet it is exceedingly well adapted to use in schools, and at the same time will enrich and adorn the library of every American who is so fortunate or so judicious as to place it on his shelves.” The Golden Galleon. By

By Robert Leighton (Illustrated, 12mo, $1.50 ) A narrative of the adventures of Master Gilbert Oglander, and of how in the year 1591 he fought under the gallant Sir Richard Grenville in the great sea-fight off Flores, on board Her Majesty's ship, The Revenge.” The New York Observer has said : “Mr. Leighton as a writer for boys needs no praise as his books place him in the front rank.”

Adventures in Toyland. By Edith King Hall From The Last Cruise of the Mohawk" (reduced)

This volume contains 8 colored plates and 72 other illustrations by Alice B. Woodward (square octavo, $2.00), and its fairy tales are extremely delicate and fanciful.

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