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Catalogue of Books
Intending purchasers are requested to write direct to the publishers if they have any difficulty in obtaining the books required.
English and Foreign orders should be sent to the publishers whose names appear in the body of the Catalogue; where no other name appears, orders should be sent to the Oxford University Press, Amen Corner, London, E.C.
The costs of postage stated herein apply only to the Commonwealth of Australia.
NEW BOOKS AND NEW EDITIONS
STORIES OF OLD SYDNEY.
Sydney Morning Herald: "A charming and interesting little book…they live and breathe, and he has contrived to make actual to us those remote and almost incredible days…Mr. Smith's admirable illustrations are an equally important feature of the book, which, in addition to its interest, presents a great antiquarian value."
This book deals with the most typical and popular representatives of nine families of plants found in the Central Coast District and on the Dividing Range. Each genus, as well as its principal species, found within that area is described fully, and about 100 specimens are illustrated. There is also an illustrated glossary of the few necessary botanical terms used, and the whole plan of the book is so simple that the plants described can be identified at sight. It will be found indispensable to teachers, students and bush-lovers generally.
The Physical Features, Natural Resources. Geology, Scenery, Climate, Industries and Commerce of New South Wales.
By J. M. Taylor, M.A., LL.B. With 13 folding maps and 72 illustrations. Cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
This is the only up-to-date general description of New South Wales, and it should find a place in every home in the State. No more concise and reliable book is available for sending to friends abroad, as all the information is drawn from latest authentic sources. The illustrations and maps add largely to the book's interest and value. (See also page 25.)
LIFE OF LAPÉROUSE.
By Ernest Scott, author of "Terre Napoléon." With Chart of Voyages in the Pacific, and 13 illustrations. Small 4to., cloth, 3s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
The French nation has had no greater sailor than Lapérouse, and no better choice could have been made when Louis XVI. selected this disciple and ardent admirer of the great Captain Cook to conduct an enterprise in the Pacific. The story of Lapérouse's splendid work as an explorer, and his close association with Australia, render this one of the most important contributions to our history, while the noble character of the man gives the book special value for presentation purposes. The illustrations are from authentic sources and are very interesting.
THE STATE AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONS OF AUSTRALIA.
By K. R. Cramp, M.A., Examiner, N.S.W. Department of Public Instruction. With portraits of Framers of the Federal Constitution, Statesmen of the Commonwealth, Justices of the High Court, etc. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)[Just Published.
CHRISTOPHER COCKLE'S AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCES.
By "Old Boomerang" (J. R. Houlding). Revised edition, with 2 portraits. Cloth gilt, 5s. (postage 2d.)
Originally published under the title "Australian Capers," this volume has been out of print for many years, and copies which have come into the market secondhand have been purchased at enhanced prices. The author has at last consented to its republication and has thoroughly revised it. As a picture of Australian life thirty or forty years ago the book is worthy of a permanent place in our literature, and it contains plenty of fun and humour for both old and young.
By Barcroft Henry Boake. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with memoir, portraits, and 32 illustrations. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt top, 6s. (postage 2d.)
J. Brunton Stephens, in The Bulletin: "Boake's work is often praised for its local colour; but it has something better than that. It has atmosphere―Australian atmosphere, that makes you feel the air of the place breathe the breath of the life."
Sydney Morning Herald: "There is no question, can be none, of the intimate faithfulness of every touch that gives us landscape, atmosphere."
Daily Telegraph: "An essential publication, full of human interest."
Australasian: "There is enough merit in these remains to show that Boake was, to say the least, a writer of promise, and to make us regret that his life was cut short in so sad and untimely a manner."
THE POETICAL WORKS OF BRUNTON STEPHENS.
As finally revised by the author, re-arranged and printed from new type, with photogravure portrait. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
See also Commonwealth Series, page 12.
The Times: "This collection of the works of the Queensland poet, who has for a generation deservedly held a high place in Australian literature, well deserves study."
Daily News: "In turning over the pages of this volume, one is struck by his breadth, his versatility, his compass, as evidenced in theme, sentiment, and style."
The Athenaeum: "Brunton Stephens…well known to all those who are curious in Australian literature, as being, on the whole, the best of Australian poets."
Sydney Morning Herald: "This new edition will not only do honour to his memory, but will make his work known to many to whom he has previously been little more than a name."
THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF AUSTRALIAN VERSE.
Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Bertram Stevens. New (fourth) edition, revised and enlarged. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Argus: "It is a vast improvement on its predecessor. Certain copyright restrictions have been removed, and Mr. Stevens has been allowed to help himself to some excellent work which was inaccessible to him three years ago…Mr. Stevens has shown himself once more a man of excellent taste and discrimination, and has laid lovers of poetry who also love Australia under a heavy obligation to him for this most pleasant book."
London: Macmillan & Co., Limited.
FAIR GIRLS AND GRAY HORSES, WITH OTHER VERSES.
By Will. H. Ogilvie. Revised edition, completing twentieth thousand. With portrait. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s.
Scotsman: "Its verses draw their natural inspiration from the camp, the cattle trail, and the bush; and their most characteristic and compelling rhythms from the clatter of horses' hoofs."
Spectator: "Nothing could be better than his bush ballads, and he writes of horses with the fervour of Lindsay Gordon."
HEARTS OF GOLD, AND OTHER VERSES.
By Will H. Ogilvie. Printed from new type and bound uniformly with the other volumes of the "Snowy River" series. Fourth thousand. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Daily Telegraph: "Will be welcomed by all who love the stirring music and strong masculine feeling of this poet's verse. Mr. Ogilvie has gone back to Scotland, but his verse written in Australia lives still, and is not forgotten when the camp fires are burning."
THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, AND OTHER VERSES.
By A. B. Paterson. thousand. With photogravure portrait and vignette title. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
The Literary Year Book: "The immediate success of this book of bush ballads is without parallel in Colonial literary annals, nor can any living English or American poet boast so wide a public, always excepting Mr. Rudyard Kipling."
Athenaeum: "Swinging, rattling ballads of ready humour, ready pathos, and crowding adventure.…Stirring and entertaining ballads about great rides, in which the lines gallop like the very hoofs of the horses."
The Times: "At his best he compares not unfavourably with the author of 'Barrack-Room Ballads.'"
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited.
RIO GRANDE'S LAST RACE, AND OTHER VERSES.
By A. B. Paterson. Thirteenth thousand. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Spectator: "There is no mistaking the vigour of Mr. Paterson's verse; there is no difficulty in feeling the strong human interest which moves in it."
Bookman: "Now and again a deeper theme, like an echo from the older, more experienced land, leads him to more serious singing, and proves that real poetry is, after all, universal. It is a hearty book."
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited.
THE SECRET KEY, AND OTHER VERSES.
By George Essex Evans. With portrait. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Glasgow Herald: "There is…the breath of that apparently immortal spirit which has inspired…almost all that is best in English higher song."
The Bookman: "Mr. Evans has written many charming and musical poems,…many pretty and haunting lines."
WINE AND ROSES: A New Volume of Poems.
By Victor J. Daley. With portrait. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Daily Telegraph: ''Most of his verse is tinged with sadness―as in most Irish poetry―but there is a fine imaginative quality that lifts it to a far higher plane than that of the conventional melancholy rhymer. There are poems in this book that recall the magic of Rossetti. Victor Daley has left his mark in the beginnings of an Australian literature.''
AT DAWN AND DUSK: POEMS.
By Victor J. Daley. Third edition. With photogravure portrait. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Bookman: ''These verses are full of poetic fancy musically expressed.''
Sydney Morning Herald: ''The indefinable charm is here, and the spell, and the music.…A distinct advance for Australian verse in ideality, in grace and polish, in the study of the rarer forms of verse, and in the true faculty of poetic feeling and expression.''
Bulletin: ''Open this book where you will, you are caught at once into a land of dreams.''
HOW HE DIED, AND OTHER POEMS.
By John Farrell. Third edition. With Memoir, Appreciations, and photogravure portrait. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Melbourne Age: "Farrell's contributions to the literature of this country were always distinguished by a fine, stirring optimism, a genuine sympathy, and an idealistic sentiment which in the book under notice find their fullest expression."
New Zealand Mail: "Of the part of Mr. Farrell's work contained in this volume it is not necessary to say more than that it has long since received sincere commendation, not only from other Australian writers, but from men eminent in letters in England and America."
WHEN THE WORLD WAS WIDE, AND OTHER VERSES.
By Henry Lawson. Eighteenth thousand. With photogravure portrait and vignette title. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
The Academy: "These ballads (for such they mostly are) abound in spirit and manhood, in the colour and smell of Australian soil. They deserve the popularity which they have won in Australia, and which, we trust, this edition will now give them in England."
The Speaker: "There are poems in 'In the Days When the World was Wide' which are of a higher mood than any yet heard in distinctively Australian poetry."
VERSES, POPULAR AND HUMOROUS.
By Henry Lawson. Seventeenth thousand. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
For cheaper edition see Commonwealth Series, page 12.
New York Journal: "Such pride as a man feels when he has true greatness as his guest, this newspaper feels in introducing to a million readers a man of ability hitherto unknown to them. Henry Lawson is his name."
WHEN I WAS KING, AND OTHER VERSES.
By Henry Lawson. Eighth thousand. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Also in two parts, entitled "When I Was King" and "The Elder Son." See page 12.
Spectator (London): "A good deal of humour, a great deal of spirit, and a robust philosophy are the main characteristics of these Australian poets. Because they write of a world they know, and of feelings they have themselves shared in, they are far nearer the heart of poetry than the most accomplished devotees of a literary tradition."
For cheaper edition see Commonwealth Series, page 12.
The Academy: "A book of honest, direct, sympathetic, humorous writing about Australia from within is worth a library of travellers' tales…The result is a real book―a book in a hundred. His language is terse, supple, and richly idiomatic. He can tell a yarn with the best."
ON THE TRACK AND OVER THE SLIPRAILS.
By Henry Lawson. Nineteenth thousand. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
For cheaper edition see Commonwealth Series, page 12.
Daily Chronicle: "Will well sustain the reputation its author has already won as the best writer of Australian short stories and sketches the literary world knows."
Pall Mall Gazette: "The volume now received will do much to enhance the author's reputation. There is all the quiet irresistible humour of Dickens in the description of 'The Darling River,' and the creator of 'Truthful James' never did anything better in the way of character sketches than Steelman and Mitchell."
CHILDREN OF THE BUSH.
By Henry Lawson. Ninth thousand. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
Also in two parts, entitled "Send Round the Hat" and "The Romance of the Swag." See page 12.
Daily Telegraph: "These stories are for the most part episodes which appear to have been taken direct from life.…and Mr. Lawson contrives to make them wonderfully vivid…Mr. Lawson's new stories are as good as his old ones, and higher praise they could not get."
The Bulletin: "These stories are the real Australia, written by the foremost living Australian author…Lawson's genius remains as vivid and human as when he first boiled his literary billy."
JOE WILSON AND HIS MATES.
By Henry Lawson. Tenth thousand. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
For cheaper edition see Commonwealth Series, page 12.
The Athenaeum (London): "This is a long way the best work Mr. Lawson has yet given us. These stories are so good that (from the literary point of view of course) one hopes they are not autobiographical. As autobiography they would be good, as pure fiction they are more of an attainment."
London: Wm. Blackwood & Sons.
THE RISING OF THE COURT, AND OTHER SKETCHES IN PROSE AND VERSE.
By Henry Lawson With coloured cover by Lionel Lindsay. Crown 8vo., wrapper (Commonwealth Series), 1s. (postage 1d.)
Queensland Times: "These stories show Lawson at his best, and Lawson at his best is not to be beaten by short story writers in current literature."
Weekly Press (Christchurch): "No one else could have written these sketches. Lawson has so much feeling and so much humour."
AN OUTBACK MARRIAGE: A Story of Australian Life.
By A. B. Paterson, author of "The Man from Snowy River," and "Rio Grande's Last Race." Eighth thousand. (Commonwealth Series), 1s. (postage 1d.)
Scotsman: "The chief virtue of the book lies in its fresh and vivid presentment of the wild life and the picturesque manners of the Australian bush, while in form and style it claims recognition as a work of considerable literary distinction."
Pall Mall Gazette: "The whole tone of the book is fresh and breezy…Altogether, this is a distinctly interesting story."
Glasgow Herald: "…will stand comparison with works of fiction produced in any part of the English-speaking world."
THE COMMONWEALTH SERIES.
Crown 8vo., picture cover, 1s. each (postage 1d.)
.:. For press notices of these books see pages 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 16 of this Catalogue.
SPECIAL AUSTRALIAN EDITIONS
THE PRAYER BOOK DICTIONARY.
"The Prayer Book Dictionary" deals with the origins, history, use and teaching of the several editions of the Book of Common Prayer within the Anglican communion. Every endeavour has been made to give information under the titles most likely to be referred to, Prayer Book terms being uniformly preferred. Where it has been necessary to collect material in longer articles, cross references direct the reader to the subsidiary topics included. A comprehensive Table of Subjects in Prayer Book order serves, moreover, as a Subject Index, and at the end of each article reference is made to the section of this Table where kindred topics are mentioned with their authors. Thus the full resources of the Dictionary under any head can be readily unlocked.
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons.
LAURENCE HOPE'S LOVE LYRICS.
Uniformly bound in fancy boards with cloth back. 5s. per volume (postage 3d.)
The Garden of Kama.
Daily Chronicle: "No one has so truly interpreted the Indian mind―no one, transcribing Indian thought into our literature, has retained so high and serious a level, and quite apart from the rarity of themes and setting―the verses remain―true poems."
Stars of the Desert.
Outlook: "It is not merely that these verses describe Oriental scenes and describe them with vividness, there is a feeling in the rhythm―a timbre of the words that seems akin to the sand and palm-trees and the changeless East."
Spectator: "The poetry of Laurence Hope must hold a unique place in modern letters. No woman has written lines so full of a strange primeval savagery―a haunting music―the living force of poetry."
London: Willlam Heinemann.
A BUSH CALENDAR.
By Amy E. Mack. Second edition, with 42 photographs of birds, flowers, bush scenes, etc. Small 4to., cloth, 3s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
Selborne Magazine: "It is with a pleasing sense of surprise that we read Mrs. Harrison's brightly-written studies of Nature as she is seen by the seeing eye."
Literary World: "A pleasant little book…There is much to interest those who have no personal knowledge of the antipodes…and to those who know the country, the vivid descriptions will bring back many happy recollections."
By Amy E. Mack. With 39 photographs. Small 4to., cloth (uniform with "A Bush Calendar"), 3s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
T. P.'s Weekly (London): "A delightful book of descriptive studies in nature."
Bookseller (London): "Utterly delightful in every sense of the word."
Book Lover: "A succession of memories of happy times with nature."
Sydney Morning Herald: "Deals with many aspects of outdoor life, and that fascinating inner heart of it, the hidden life of the bush."
By Amy E. Mack. With coloured illustrations. Crown 8vo., cloth, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
Academy: "It is not often that we have the pleasure to welcome from Australia a book of so many charming short stories as are contained in the volume before us."
Scotsman: "Charming and simple nursery tales, appetisingly touched with local colour of the Bush."
Birmingham Daily Post: "There is a daintiness and distinct charm in these fairy tales."
THE AUSTRALIAN BIRTHDAY BOOK.
Passages selected from Australian and New Zealand poetry, edited by Bertram Stevens. Crown 16mo., limp morocco, gilt edges, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
Sydney Morning Herald: "The poetical quotations form a choice anthology of Australian verse…The book should have a special claim for Australian use."
Daily Telegraph: "A dainty little volume…The selections have been carefully made, and the little book is a collection of poetic flowers of the soil as well as an autograph album."
Sydney Morning Herald: "'Dot and the Kangaroo' is without doubt one of the most charming books that could be put into the hands of a child. It is admirably illustrated by Frank P. Mahony, who seems to have entered thoroughly into the animal world of Australia. The story is altogether Australian.…It is told so simply, and yet so artistically, that even the 'grown-ups' amongst us must enjoy it."
HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN BUSHRANGING.
By Charles White. In 4 parts, with many portraits and illustrations. Crown 8vo., paper covers, 1s. each (postage 1d. each)
Year Book of Australia: "The bushrangers have long since left the stage of Australian history, but their evil deeds live after them, and are likely to do so for many years to come. Having collected all the published details relating to the career of the Tasmanian as well as the Australian gangs, Mr. White has reduced them to a very readable narrative, which may fairly be termed a history. In this shape it forms a valuable contribution to the general history of the country, especially as a picture of social life in the past."
A Dramatic Sketch of the Character and Environment of Robert Greene.
By J. Le Gay Brereton. Royal 16mo., wrapper, 1s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
Sydney Morning Herald: "Must be pronounced the first Australian play of literary worth."
Glasgow Herald: "In this very clever dramatic sketch Mr. Brereton has given evidence of the possession of a true capacity for play-writing."
The Nation (London): "A remarkable and genuinely poetic play."
THE OLD BUSH SONGS.
Collected and edited by A. B. Paterson, author of "The Man from Snowy River," "Rio Grande's Last Race," &c. Twelfth thousand. Crown 8vo. (Commonwealth Series), 1s. (postage 1d.)
Daily Telegraph: "Rude and rugged these old bush songs are, but they carry in their vigorous lines the very impress of their origin and of their genuineness…Mr. Paterson has done his work like an artist."}}
COOKERY BOOK OF GOOD AND TRIED.
Compiled for the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Association.
Twelfth edition, enlarged, completing 145,000 copies. Crown 8vo., cloth, 1s. (postage 1d.)
Extract from Preface: "The young and inexperienced housekeeper need have no fear of failure provided she follows carefully the directions given, as the aim of this book has always been, not only to provide wholesome and economical for capable housewives, but to help those who have not had the benefit of maternal guidance and home training. It is significant that many discerning women have made a habit of giving a copy of the 'Presbyterian Cookery Book' to every new bride of their acquaintance."
THE ANNOTATED CONSTITUTION OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH.
The Times: "A monument of industry."
THE LAW OF LANDLORD AND TENANT IN NEW SOUTH WALES.
Sydney Morning Herald: "A valuable contribution to legal literature."
THE JUSTICES' MANUAL AND POLICE GUIDE.
A Synopsis of offences punishable by indictment and on summary conviction, definitions of crimes, meanings of legal phrases, hints on evidence, procedure. police duties, &c., in New South Wales.
Compiled by Daniel Stephen, Sub-Inspector of Police. Third edition, thoroughly revised to the beginning of 1913, including all new and consolidated Acts, and with a chapter on Finger Prints by Inspector Childs. Demy 8vo., cloth, 7s. 6d. (postage 3d.)[Just published.
Sydney Morning Herald, reviewing the second edition (1906): "Justices of the Peace and others concerned in the administration of the law will find the value of this admirably-arranged work…We had nothing but praise for the first edition, and the second edition is better than the first."
A Compilation of Evidence from World Sources.
By Octavius C. Beale, A Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1907, and of the State of New South Wales, 1903. With numerous diagrams. Crown 4to., paper cover, 2s. 6d. (post. 3d.)
DAIRYING IN AUSTRALASIA: Farm and Factory.
By M. A. O'Callaghan, Chief of Dairy Branch, Department of Agriculture. Contains over 700 pages and more than 200 plates. Royal 8vo., cloth, 10s. (postage 5d.)
Contents: I. How to Select and Equip a Dairy Farm―II. The Dairy Herd―III. The Various Breeds of Cattle―IV. The Jersey―V. The Guernsey―VI. South Hams or South Devons―VII. The Dairy Shorthorn―VIII. Illawarra Dairy Cattle―IX. The Ayrshire―X. Holstein, Dutch, or Friesian Cattle―XI. Kerry Cattle―XII. The Dexter―XIII. Other Breeds of Dairy Cattle―XIV. Cattle Breeding―XV. How to Judge Dairy Cattle―XVI. Guenon's Escutcheon Theory―XVII. Management of the Dairy Herd―XVIII. The Feeding of Dairy Cattle―XIX. Herd Testing Associations―XX. The Microbe and the Dairy Farmer―XXI. Dairy Inspection and Cleanliness―XXII. Water for Dairy Purposes, from a Bacteriological Point of View―XXIII. Cattle Diseases―XXIV. Milking by Machinery―XXV. Cow's Milk―XXVI. Milk Standards―XXVII. The Testing of Milk and its Products―XXVIII. Separating―XXIX. Butter Manufacture―XXX. The Cause of Decomposition and the Means of Preserving Dairy Products―XXXI. Cream Grading―XXXII. Bacterial Butter Taints―XXXIII. Condensed Milk―XXXIV. Cheese Manufacture―XXXV. Margarine in Relation to Butter―XXXVI. Dairying in the Argentine―XXXVII. Siberia from a Dairying Point of View―XXXVIII. The Pig on the Dairy Farm―Appendices.
The Dairy (London): "A compendium of exact and scientific experimental knowledge which will be found of the utmost value to anyone engaged in the pursuit of dairy farming and its cognate trades…It gives in clear and unmistakeable language the whole of the dairy manipulation from beginning to end…The author has dealt with the points at issue in so general a manner that his book is of world-wide application and usefulness…An illuminating series of chapters on all phases of milk questions and problems."
The Field (London): "He knows his subject well and has rendered a service to the dairying industry by placing at its disposal a book of high instructive value and practical character."
Australasian Medical Gazette: "If medical men were to suggest that this book on dairying would be very useful to those engaged in the milk trade, in a short time much of the deplorable ignorance that now exists on the prevention of the infection of milk with all kinds of bacteria would be dispelled."
SIMPLE TESTS FOR MINERALS.
By Joseph Campbell, M.A., F.G.S., M.I.M.E. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged (completing the twelfth thousand). With illustrations. Cloth, round corners, 3s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
Ballarat Star: "This is an excellent little work, and should be in the hands of every scientific and practical miner."
Bendigo Evening Mail: "Should be in every prospector's kit. It enables any intelligent man to ascertain for himself whether any mineral he may discover has a commercial value."
Newcastle Morning Herald: "The book is a thoroughly practical one."
Wyalong Star: "Now it will be possible for miners and prospectors to test any mineral which has a commercial value."
THE PLANTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES:
An Analytical Key to the Flowering Plants (except Grasses and Rushes) and Ferns of the State, with a list of native plants discovered since 1893.
By W. A. Dixon, F.I.C., F.C.S. With Glossary and 49 diagrams. Foolscap 8vo., cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
Nature: "A handy little book providing a compact guide for naming flowers in the field."
Sydney Morning Herald: "A valuable contribution to the botanic literature of Australia."
IRRIGATION WITH SURFACE AND SUBTERRANEAN WATERS, AND LAND DRAINAGE.
By W. Gibbons Cox, C.E. With 81 illustrations and a coloured map of Australia. Crown 8vo., cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
The Australasian: "The most valuable contribution to the literature on the subjects dealt with that has yet appeared in Australia."
THE HOME DOCTORING OF ANIMALS.
By Harold Leeney, M.R.C.V.S. Fourth edition, thoroughly revised and greatly enlarged, with nearly 100 . 8vo., cloth, 12s. 6d. (postage 8d.)
Contents.―I. Diseases of the Blood―II. Diseases of the Heart―III. Diseases of the Digestive System―IV. Tumours―V. Diseases of the Respiratory Organs―VI. Diseases of the Eye―VII. Diseases of the Brain and Nervous System―VIII. Diseases of the Generative Organs―IX. Diseases connected with Parturition―X. Troubles of the New Born―XI. Skin Diseases―XII. Parasites and Parasitic Diseases―XIII. Diseases of the Foot―XIV. Lameness and Bone Diseases―XV. Wounds and their Treatment―XVI. Bleeding: How to arrest Bleeding and how to Classify―XVII. Operations: Such as Castrating and Docking―XVIII. Blisters, Blistering, Firing, Setons, Setoning―XIX. Poisons and Antidotes―XX. Antiseptics and Disinfectants―XXI. Anaesthesia, Insensibility to Pain―XXII. Physicking, Purging Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Dogs, and Cats―XXIII. Diseases of Poultry―XXIV. Administration of Medicines―XXV. Medicines: A Comprehensive Series of Prescriptions―XXVI. Nursing and Foods for the Sick―XXVII. Methods of Control or Trammelling Animals―XXVIII. Vices, Tricks, and Bad Habits of the Horse.
THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF BOILER CONSTRUCTION:
A Manual of Instruction and Useful Information for Practical Men.
By W. D. CRUICKSHANK, M. I. Mech. E., late Chief Engineering Surveyor, New South Wales Government. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with 70 illustrations. 8vo., cloth gilt, 15s. (postage 3d.)
The Times (Engineering Supplement): "Mr. Cruickshank has given a useful work to boiler designers and superintendents.…There is a 'handiness' in the arrangement of the subjects which enables the reader to locate any subject quickly."
Journal of the Marine Engineers' Association: "A practical treatise on the construction and management of steam boilers, and will be found of great value to practical engineers."
AUSTRALIAN NAVAL AND MILITARY ANNUAL.
Published for the Australian National Defence League. Royal 8vo., boards, 5s. (postage 2d.)
Contents: Military Defence Acts and Statistics, Regulations and Syllabus of Military College, Commonwealth Militia, Rifle Clubs, etc., Naval Defence Acts, Naval Forces, and much official and other useful information.
LIGHT HORSE POCKET BOOK.
Compiled by Lieut. D. C. Howell Price, A. and I. Staff. A concise guide to Regulations, Field Training, Camp Duties, Equitation, etc. With Nominal and other Rolls. Pocket size, limp cloth, 1s. 6d. (postage ½d.)
INFANTRY POCKET BOOK.
THE CADET HAND BOOK.
Compiled by Lieut. R. Stupart. A concise guide to Regulations, Duties of Non-Com's., Guards and Sentries, etc., with Attendance Roll for Section Commanders. Pocket size, limp cloth, 9d. (postage ½d.)
RIFLE EXERCISES AND MUSKETRY INSTRUCTION FOR CADETS.
Compiled by Lieut. R. Stupart. Paper cover, 6d. (postage ½d.)
SCHOOL SUPPLEMENTARY READING BOOKS
THE CHILDREN'S TREASURY OF AUSTRALIAN VERSE.
This volume contains all the best verse written in Australia and New Zealand, suitable for junior classes. It has been adopted by the N.S.W. Department of Public Instruction for supplementary reading in primary schools.
SELECTIONS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN POETS.
Edited by Bertram Stevens and George Mackaness, M.A. (Syd.) With notes. Crown 8vo., cloth, 1s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
The contents have been selected from the published work of Gordon, Kendall, Paterson, Lawson, Ogilvie, Daley, Essex Evans, Brunton Stephens, Mrs. Foott, Dorothea Mackellar, and many other well-known writers. In addition, the book contains a number of line poems not obtainable in any other volume, and it is easily the best, if not the only, collection of Australian verse entirely suitable for young readers. It is prescribed for use in the High and Secondary Schools of New South Wales.
TEENS: a Story of Australian Schoolgirls.
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From the Earliest Times to the Present Day, with Chapters on Australian Literature, Industries, and Land Settlement.
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