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POETICAL WORKS OF ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON.

Cambridge Edition, uniform with the Cambridge Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, Holmes, Browning, and Burns. With a Biographical Sketch and Notes by William J. Rolfe, Indexes to Titles and First Lines, a portrait, and an engraved title page with a vignette. Large crown 8vo, $2.00.

The distinctive features of this edition are (i) accuracy of text, (2) ample equipment of notes, (3) numbering of the lines, (4) thin opaque paper, making a convenient volume, and (5) type of good size. It is a remarkably satisfactory single-volume edition of Tennyson.

CORONA AND CORONET.

By Mabel Loomis Todd. With many illustrations. Crown 8vo, $2.50.

This is a sprightly account of the Amherst Eclipse expedition to Japan in the yacht Coronet in 1896. The voyage was from San Francisco to Honolulu, Yokohama, the northern coast of Japan, where the eclipse was observed. The incidents of travel are brightly told, and the hairy Ainus of northern Yezo are described, as well as the solar eclipse. Some chapters are devoted to the people, scenery, history, and volcanoes of Hawaii. The book is illustrated from numerous photographs taken by the expedition.

A WORLD OF GREEN HILLS.

By Bradford Torrey, author of "Birds in the Bush," "The Foot-path Way," "Spring Notes from Tennessee," etc. 16mo, gilt top, $1.25.

Another of Mr. Torrey's books in which nature, especially bird nature, is treated with equal intelligence and enthusiasm. Here he confines himself mostly to the mountain region of Virginia and North Carolina, where he finds many birds which are old New England acquaintances. His genius for observation and his art in description are as fresh and delightful as ever.

A CENTURY OF INDIAN EPIGRAMS.

Chiefly from the Sanskrit of Bhartrihari. By Paul E. More, author of "The Great Refusal." 16mo, $1.00.

A tasteful book containing lyrical translations of a hundred epigrams, meditations, and precepts, treating of love, worldly wisdom, and the Hindu religion and philosophy.

A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND.

By Charles Dickens. Holiday Edition, with forty-eight full-page engravings of castles, cathedrals, battle-fields, and landscapes, from photographs by Clifton Johnson. Crown 8vo, handsomely bound, $2.50.

LOOKING BACKWARD.

By Edward Bellamy. New Edition, with a portrait of Mr. Bellamy, and a Biographical Sketch by Sylvester Baxter. 12mo, $1.00; paper, 50 cents.

This remarkable story has had a wider reading than almost any other American book of this generation. One critic felicitously pronounced it "a marvellous story combined with social philosophy and a forecast of the millennium." This new edition has a good portrait, and a sympathetic sketch by Mr. Baxter.

THE BLINDMAN'S WORLD,

And Other Stories. By Edward Bellamy. With a Prefatory Sketch by Mr. Howells. 12mo, $1.50.

These fifteen stories, now first gathered in a volume, are thoroughly interesting, and have in large measure the humane imagination and the eager purpose of improving social conditions which distinguish all of Mr. Bellamy's writings.

THE PURITANS.

By Arlo Bates, author of "The Pagans," "The Philistines," etc. Second Impression. Crown 8vo, $1.50.

Mr. Bates reaches a higher level in this novel than in any he has before written. Two young High Churchmen are brought into contact with worldliness, the semi-serious who devise ethical amusements, the ultra-fashionable who take great interest in the campaign for the election of a bishop,—and love enters into the drama. It is a thoughtful story, with no little comedy and satire.

PRISONERS OF HOPE.

By Mary Johnston. With a Frontispiece. Illustration. Second Impression. Crown 8vo, $1.50.

A thoroughly interesting story of Colonial Virginia in 1663. The hero is an innocent convict from England, who leads the famous Oliverian conspiracy, and has thrilling adventures by flood and field with ruffians, gentlemen, and Indians who stole the young woman whom he loved.

A LOVER OF TRUTH.

By Eliza Orne White, author of "Winterborough," "A Browning Courtship," etc. 16mo, $1.25.

This charming New England story is named for a young man who insists on speaking the truth, in season and out of season. Other characters are a young man of good sense, a pretty girl, a girl who is much more than pretty,—and the story is told with brightness and humor.
 

 

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