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��The Cruise of the Cachalot,

Round the World after Sperm Whales. By Frank T. Bullen, First Mate. Illustrated. i2mo. Cloth, $1.50.

Mr. Rudyard Kipling writes the author as follows : " It is immense — there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep sea wonder and mystery, nor do I think that any book before has so completely covered the whole business of whale-fishing, and at the same time given such real and new sea pictures. I congratulate you most heartily. It's a new world that you've opened the door to."

" Mr. Bullen has given us an epic of whaling, and has presented it with that forcefulness and simplicity with which the epic is associated. . . . The book is of the sea. The author describes some tremenduus scenes. . . . The book is real, authentic, a piece of life." — London Academy.



A Novel. By Graham Travers, author of "Mona Maclean, Medical Student," "Fellow Travellers," etc. i2mo. Cloth, % 1.50.

"The name of the author of 'Mona Maclean' should assure any one of at least pleasant reading, and ' Windyhaugh ' has a great deal about it that is pleasant. . . . The story works itself out well, and is the result, quite evidently, of a great deal of thought and care." — London Saturday Revieiv.

" We congratulate the author very heartily upon her success. The characters are all alive and the conversa- tion suits them. . . . We cordially recommend ' Windyhaugh.' " — London Literary World.

The Story of the Cotton Plant.

By F. Wilkinson, F. G. S., Director of the Textile and Engineer School. Bolton. A new vol- ume in the Library of Useful Stories. i6mo Illustrated. Cloth, 40 cents. In clear and simple language the author tells the story of cotton, tracing its progress from the plant to the

thread. The early history of cotton, the various phases of its growth, and the processes of preparation and

manufacture, are lucidly described.

Puerto Rico and its Resources.

A book for Travelers, Investors, and others, containing- full accounts of Natural Features and Resources, Products, People, Opportunities for Business, etc. By Frederick A. Ober, author of "Camps in the Caribbees," "Crusoe's Island," etc. With Map and Illustrations. i2mo. Cloth, $1.50.

"The best authoritative and 'eye-witnessing' book on this subject vet printed. . . . Mr. Ober describes in a definite, practical way its commercial, strategic, agricultural, financial," political, and geographical features, and furnishes just the information sought for by intending settlers. " — Boston Globe.

Nunez's Spanish Readers.

With Vocabulary, and Questions in English on the Text. By J. Abelardo NuFfEZ. Illustrated.

i2mo. Cloth. Two Volumes. Volume I, 65 cents ; Volume II, 85 cents. Standard elementary readers. Progressive. Carefully graded on the most approved plan employed in the leading American schools. Indorsed by prominent Spanish and American scholars. The outgrowth of years of experience on the part of the author, the most prominent educator of Spanish America. Universally adopted for school use.

" Nunez's series of readers has had a great educational influence in our schools, and continues to be unsur- passed. Mr. Nunez has made a notable addition to the readers since the first edition, namely, the introduction of standard poetry, with the result that this series of readers has no rival in Spanish America." — El Educador, Santiago de Chile.

Correspondence relative to the adoption of these books is solicited by the publishers.

Playtime and Seedtime.

By Francis W. Parker and Nellie L. Helm. Illustrated. Appletons' Home-Reading Books. 121110. Cloth, 32 cents net. This is the first volume of Uncle Robert's Geography, consisting of six books, graded for school use as well as for the home. Colonel Parker begins his lessons in geography and the phenomena of Nature by relating tin- experiences of a family of children upon a farm. He gives them free scope to extend their observations and in- vestigations with the aid of their parents and " Uncle Robert," whose visit is described in the third book. Dr. Harris says, " If these books are read by the school children, they will suggest a great variety of ways in which real mental growth and increase of practical power may be obtained."

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