THE FRIEND OF FREDERICK THE GREAT: The Last Earl Marischall of Scotland
By Edith E. Cuthell, F.R.ffist.S., Author of "A Vagabond Courtier," etc.
Demy Svo, cloth gilt, fully illustrated, 2 vols, 24/- net.
(Jeorge Keith, a gallant young colonel of Life Guards under Marl- borough and Ormonde, fought at Sheriffmuir, led the ill-fated Jacobite expedition from Spain, and was a prominent figure in all the Jacobite plottings before and after the '45. He was the ambassador and friend of Frederick the Great and the friend and correspondent of Voltaire, Hume, Rousseau and d'Alembert. This excellent biography is to be followed later by a work on James Keith, Frederick the Great's Field- Marshal, who was killed in attempting to retrieve the reverse of Hochkeich.
GAIETY AND GEORGE GROSSMITH : Random Reflections on the Serious Business of Enjoyment
By Stanley Naylor.
Crown Svo, cloth gilt, with a coloured frontispiece, and 50 other illustrations, 5/- net.
Here is Mr. George Grossmith in his moments of leisure, laughing, joking, relating anecdotes (personal and otherwise), criticising people and places, and generally expressing a philosophy which has serious truth behind it, but nevertheless bubbles over here and there with humour. Through his " Boswell," Mr. Stanley Naylor, he talks of
- ' Love Making on the Stage and Off," " The Difference Between a
Blood and a Nut," " The Ladies of the Gaiety," and other similar subjects. Mr. Grossmith in this book is as good as '* Gee-Gee " at the Gaiety. What more need be said ?
THE HISTORY OF GRAVESEND: From Prehistoric TIMES TO THE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH CeNTURY
By Alex. J. Philip.
Edition limited to 365 sets, signed by the Author. In four vols., 9i x 6J, bound in sealskin, fully illustrated, 12/6 net each volume.
The first volume of this important work is now ready. On historical grounds it is of value not only to those interested in Gravesend and its surroundings, but to the wider circle interested in the Britons, Romans, and Anglo-Saxons, and their life in this country. It also deals with the early history of the River Thames.
AUGUST STRINDBERG : The Spirit of Revolt
By L. Lind-af-Hageby.
Crown Svo, cloth gilt, with many illustrationv, 6/- net.
This book tells Strindberg's biography, criticises and explains his many writings, and describes truly yet sympathetically the struggles and difficulties of his life and the representativeness and greatness in him and his work. Miss Hageby has written a fascinating; book od a character of great interest.