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Messrs. Roberts Brothers propose to issue, under the above heading, a Series of Handy Volumes, which shall be at once various, valuable, and popular,—their size a most convenient one, their typography of the very best, and their price extremely low. They will entertain the reader with poetry as well as with prose; now with fiction, then with fact; here with narration, there with inquiry; in some cases with the works of living authors, in others with the works of those long since dead. It is hoped that they will prove to be either amusing or instructive, sometimes curious, often valuable, always handy. Each Volume will, as a rule, form a work complete in itself.


Pall Mall Gazette.—"The size and shape of this volume justifies the name given to the series, and it is as well and as clearly printed as many a book of double the price."

Athenæum.—"The size is handy, the type neat, the paper good, and the price moderate."

Illustrated Times.—"We hail this new series of 'Handy Volumes' with pleasure, and shall be careful to add each work as it appears to our own private library; and would advise all who value good, substantial, interesting reading to go and do likewise."

London News.—"The handy volume,—the pretty volume,—the volume of good reading, is a cheap volume."

The Handy Volume Series will be neatly bound in cloth, flexible covers, and also in illuminated paper covers.



HAPPY THOUGHTS. By F. C. Burnand. Price in cloth, $1.00; paper covers, 75 cents.


DOCTOR JACOB. A Novel. By Miss M. Betham Edwards. Price in cloth, 1.00; paper covers, 75 cents.


PLANCHETTE; or, The Despair of Science. Being a full account of Modern Spiritualism. Price in cloth, $1.25; paper covers, $1.00.

Other volumes will follow the above at convenient intervals.

ROBERTS BROTHERS, Publishers, Boston.