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LITERARY NOTICES.

by Lina Hug and Richard Stead. Due stress is laid upon the interest of the story, which is attractive to American readers by its association with the other features of the country — "the playground of Europe" — as well as by the long, arduous, and faithful struggles for liberty which it records. Most of the existing accounts of Swiss history in the English language go no further back than a. d. 1291, the date of the earliest Swiss league, and of the beginning of modern Swiss nationality. The authors in the present volume have gone beyond this, and have included the previous history of the men who founded the league, with the changes which the country has undergone, in being overrun by different barbarous tribes; accounts of Cæsar's Helvetians; and of the lake-dwellers. The lesson of the history of the country is enforced by the citation of the maxim that "it teaches us, all the way through, that Swiss liberty has been won by a close union of many small states."

Biblia, a monthly magazine devoted to biblical archæology, furnishes a current record of what is accomplished in the survey and exploration, particularly of the monuments, of the extremely ancient centers of civilization, gives reviews of literature on the subject, and assists the purposes of the Palestine and Egypt exploration funds and other societies engaged in Oriental investigation. The subscription price is one dollar a year. The publication office for New York is with B. Westermann & Co.

The third of the Manuals of Religious Instruction, Doctrinal Series, published by the New Church Board of Publication, is a series of Descriptions of the Spiritual World, for use with children, from the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. The works chiefly represented are the Heaven and Hell, Conjugal Love, and the True Christian Religion.




PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

American Chemical Society. Journal. October, 1890. New York: John Polhemus. Pp. 54. $5 a year.

Baker, Daniel W. History of the Harvard College Observatory. Pp. 32, with Plates.

Baldwin, James. Harper's Sixth Reader. American Book Company. Pp. 504. 90 cents.

Binet, Alfred. On Double Consciousness. Open Court Publishing Co. Pp. 93.

Binz, Dr. C. (Bonn). Quinine as a Prophylactic against Malarial Fever. New York: Boehringer &, Soehne. Pp. 24.

Bird. Charles. Elementary Geology. Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 248, with Map.

Bissell, Mary Taylor, M. D. Household Hygiene. New York: N. D. C. Hodges. Pp. 83. 75 cents.

Borden, John. Two Essays on Economics. Chicago: S. A. Maxwell & Co. Pp. 139.

Burt, W. H., M. D. Consumption and Liquids. Chicago: W. T. Keener. Pp. 233. $ .50.

Cajori, Florian. The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States. United States Bureau of Education. Pp. 400.

Clark, J. S., & Co., Louisville, Ky. Epitaphs, Original and Selected. 25 cents.

Cook, George H. Final Report of the State Geologist of New Jersey. Vol. II, Part II. Zoölogy. New Brunswick, N. J.: Irving S. Upson, Geologist in Charge. Pp. 824.

Cornell University Experiment Station. Bulletins Nos. 21 and 22. Pp. 28.

Dawson, George M. Later Physiographical Geology of the Rocky Mountain Region. Pp. 75, with Plates.

Delaware College Agricultural Experiment Station, Newark, Del. Bulletin No. 10. Pp. 82.

Ebers. Georg. The Elixir and other Tales. Gottsberger & Co. Pp. 261.

Fuller, J. Morrison, Boston. To-day. Published weekly. Pp. 116. 5 cents.

Hyatt, Alpheus, and Arms, J. M. Insecta. Heath & Co. Pp. 300.

Iowa, Pioneer Lawn-Makers, Association. Reunions of 1886 and 1890, Des Moines. Pp. 167. — State Board of Health Monthly Bulletin. Pp. 16.

Jago, William. Inorganic Chemistry. Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 458.

Lange, Helene. Higher Education of Women in Europe. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 186.

Lewis, T. H., St. Paul, Minn. Quartz-Workers of Little Falls. Pp. 3.

Lockyer, Norman. The Meteoric Hypothesis. Macmillan & Co. Pp. 560. $5.25.

Locomotive, The. Hartford Steam-boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. Monthly. Pp. 24.

Lowell, Augustus. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Commemorative Address. Pp. 24.

Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station. Analysis of Commercial Fertilizers. Pp. 8.

Meehan, Thomas, Philadelphia. Contributions to the Life Histories of Plants. Pp. 8.

Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletins 65 to 69. Pp. 7 to 20 each.

Mitchell, Clifford, M. D. A Clinical Study of Diseases of the Kidneys. Chicago: W. T. Keener. Pp. 431. $3.

Morris, I. H. Practical Plane and Solid Geometry. Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 260.

New England Meteorological Society, W. M. Davis, Director. Investigations in the Year 1889.

New York Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin No. 24. Pp. 20, with Plates.

Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Columbus. Bulletin for September, 1890. Pp. 16.

Oldberg, Oscar. A Manual of Weights and Measures. Pp. 250. $1.50 — Do., and Long, John H. A Laboratory Manual of Chemistry. Pp. 457, with Plates. $3.52. Chicago: W. T. Keener.

Ontario Department of Agriculture. Foul Brood among Bees. Pp. 30.

Photo-gravure Company, New York. Sun and Shade. November, 1890. 40 cents. $4 a year.

Pasadena, Cal. Report of Public Schools for 1890. Pp. 33.

Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine. Announcement. Pp. 12.

Pickering, E. C, and Wendell, O. C. Harvard College Observatory. Results of Observations with the Meridian Photometer. 1882-'88. Pp. 267.