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Bayne, P': Martin Luther: his life and work. 2 v. "He gives us a psychological study. He traces the development of a mind, a soul. He pictures a spiritual evolution lying between Cardinal John Henry Newman and Voltaire. He sets forth Luther's life as a protest against illusion on the one hand, and unbelief on the other. Having mastered in detail the raw material of the history and biography of his subject, he gives us a picture of the struggles and the culture through which Martin Luther became the force which yet moves mankind. We get truth in purity rather than facts in mass."- Critic, Oct. 15.


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Bryant, S. Educational ends, or the ideal of personal development.

Blumler, M. F. A history of amulets, Englished from the Latin by S. H. Pr. Halle, 1710. 2 v. (Coll. adam.) Boyes, J: F: Blustrations of the tragedies of Sophocles from Greek, Latin, and English poets. 1844.

Bryce, J. The predictions of Hamilton and De Tocqueville. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Stud.) Buisson, F. E: Dictionnaire de pédagogie et d'instruction primaire. 4 v.

"An admirable encyclopædia of most things that are the subjects of teaching in schools and colleges, and of the methods and organisation of education in civilised countries. We know no book like it."-Academy, June

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Butler, N. M. The effect of the war of 1812 upon the consolidation of the Union. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Studies.)

Canning, G: Some official correspondence, ed. with notes by E: J. Stapleton. 2 v. Caribbeana, letters, etc.; also papers rel. to trade, government, and laws, especially of the Brit. sugar colonies and Barbados in particular. 1741. 2 v.

Chabot, A. Le maître à danser.

"The most delicate and subdued of sketches, but quite perfect in its way, and in point of propriety unexceptionable."- Nation, July 7.

Charles, Mrs. E. R. The Bertram family. 1876.

2 v. Charmes, G.

Une ambassade au Maroc.


A la prompte perspicacité, ou plutôt à la pénétration qui lui permettait d'aller au fond des choses et d'en voir l'envers aussi bien que l'endroit, Gabriel Charmes joignait le don de peindre; et la sûreté de ses jugements ne nuisait pas plus à la vivacité de ses impressions qu'à la couleur de ses récits. Mais jamais peut-être l'alliance de ces qualités, si rarement réunies, ne s'était trouvée si intime que dans cette Ambassade au Maroc, et jamais Gabriel Charmes n'avait mêlé avec tant d'art sa philosophie de la politique et de l'histoire à ses descrip. tions de mœurs et à ses tableaux d'orientaliste." —- Rev. d. D. Mondes, juin.

Chérest, A. La chute de l'ancien régime. 1884-
86. 3 v.
Clark, H. L. The birds of Amherst and vicinity.
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Vol. 1868.

Cliffe, T: Humble petition and appeal [conc. a monopoly of shipwrights]. 1840. Czeika, pseud. An operetta in profile.

"It purports to be the history of an attempt in a small suburban town to raise money for the church, by an original operetta, full of local hits. subject is suggestive enough as a target for sarcasm, but the treatment lifts the little theme quite out of the range of ordinary burlesque, into the sphere of really brilliant satire.". Critic, Oct. 8.

Darnell, Rev. W. N. Lines [on] the death of ViceAdmiral Lord Collingwood. 1842. Dempster, C.. L. H. Within sound of the sea.

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Fénelon, F. de S. de L. Spiritual letters; letters to men, tr. by [Mrs. S. Lear]. 1886. Ferguson, W: America by river and rail, etc.

Medical thoughts of Shakespeare.
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Comprises in two volumes the writings of E: Fitzgerald, most widely known by his translation of Omar Khayyam's 'Rubaiyat.' It embraces in addition to this a translation of Jami's Salomon and Absal,' of 'Aga. memnon,' and six dramas from Calderon, with an essay on Crabbe, and other original writings."- Pub. weekly, Sept. 24.

Forrester, Mrs. I have lived and loved. 1883. 2 v.

My lord and my lady. 1882. 2 v.

Roy and Viola. 1880. 2 v. French, A., (pseud. O. Thanet). Knitters in the

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"The gifts of Octave Thanet are among the greatest which the story-teller can possess, and foremost among them is understanding of the sins, the sorrows, and the sufferings of the lowly and the ignorant -the compre hension of what some critic calls the pathos of the poor. Superficially considered, Octave Thanet is a writer of dialect stories, and one of the best, because the least exaggerated, that we have. But she is more, much more than that. She is a dramatist, in the large sense of the word, with a wider knowledge, and a keener curiosity than belong to the great body of story-tellers, dramatic and other, and with more abundant gifts and graces of expression. The stories are in the main pathetic, and are filled with delicate observation of landscape and subtle sketches of character." - N. Y. mail and express.

Full and complete account of the late riots in
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Fullerton, Lady G. C.. L. G. Rose Leblanc. 1880.
Seven stories. 1880.
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2 v.

Goldsmid, E. Quaint gleanings from ancient poetry; a coll. of curious poetical compositions of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. 1884. (Coll. adam.)

Un-natural history; or myths of ancient science; tr. from the Latin, with notes and illust. 4 v. (Coll. adam.)

Gordon, J. and W. Trial of J. and W: Gordon, charged with the murder of A. Sprague, reported by E: C. Larned, and W: Knowles.


Grant, M. M. Artiste. 1880. 2 v.
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Grey, Mrs. E. C. The belle of the family. [1847.] Sybil Lennard; a record of woman's life. [1847.]

The young prima donna; a romance of the opera. [1847.]

Griffis, W: E. Matthew Calbraith Perry. Griffiths, D., Jr. Two years' residence in the new settlements of Ohio, with directions to emigrants. 1835.

Gwynn, J: London and Westminster improved; illust.; with obs. on the arts, etc. 1766. Hayden, F. V. On the geology and natural history of the upper Missouri. 1862. Hedges, Sir W: Diary during his agency in Ben

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Hugo, V: M.., comte. Choses vues.

"When Hugo wrote for himself, he wrote almost as simply and straitforwardly as Alexandre Dumas. The effect is disconcerting. One rubs one's eyes in amazement. It is evidently Hugo. But Hugo plain, sober, direct. Hugo without rhetoric. Hugo declining antithesis and content to be no gaudier than his neighbors." Athenæum, July 1.

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"We must grant Colet a prominent place in that first group of Reformers who thought that the Church could be purified from within by preaching enlightenment and piety... He interests us not for what he has done, but for his impressive personality. It is likely that Colet would be almost unknown, or remembered only as a friend of Erasmus, but for his foundation of St. Paul's School. Founding schools was a fashion of the time; but St. Paul's was exceptional as well in the amount of its endowment, as in the wisdom and liber. ality that dictated its arrangements. Mr.Lupton has done his work thoroughly and well."- Spectator, Sept.


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"Mr. Meredith's verse has all the merits and defects of his prose. At his hardest and knottiest, as at his lof. tiest and most luminous, he is unmistakably a man of genius."- Saturday rev., June 11. Moulton, L.. C. Ourselves and our neighbors.

"Short essays upon familiar topics of our social life, the conversation of a fluent woman solidified into essay form. A basis of good sense and charity, and optimism renders the comment on minor morals sane if not especially striking."- Atlantic, Sept.


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"Il donne des renseignements peu connus et puisés aux meilleures sources sur certains épisodes de l'histoire contemporaine." - Rev. d. D. Mondes, 1 juin. Sir Beues of Hamtoun, Romance of; ed. from 6 mss. and the old printed copy, with pref. and notes, by E. Kölbing. Pt. 1. (Early Eng. Text Soc.)

Stevenson, R. L: Underwoods.

"Verse is the blossom of most minds from which a harvest is to be expected. It is the fruit of the few, and it is only, as a rule, in the case in which it comes as fruit that the world is greatly and lastingly concerned with it. That poetry will be the fruit of Mr. Stevenson's mind remains doubtful. His blossoms are at least fair, and full of perfume and promise." Athenæum, Sept.


"The tone of his prose works is so cheerful and courageous, their atmosphere so clear and invigorating, their philosophy is so delightfully optimistic, that one feels them to be the product of a strong and healthy hand, as well as of a mind no less vigorous than acute. The shadow is permitted to fall here, in these Underwoods' where he speaks in lower tones to a smaller audience than his stories reach an audience composed of those who have learned from his writings to love not only the book but the man behind the book. Yet even in these purely personal poems one feels that the poet is not using a perfectly natural and accustomed medium. There is a slight formality, a constraint, about them, from which the confessions of one who was a poet not by birth only but by habitude would be free. - Critic, Sept. 3.

Stimson, F: J. American statute law. 1886. Strettell, A. Spanish and Italian folk-songs tr. by A. Strettell; with photogravures after sketches by J: S. Sargent, E. A. Abbey, etc. "Miss Strettell is a thoroughly successful translator of the folk songs of Italy and Spain. Her collection is so good that we wish it twice as large. She has been as fastidious in her choice, as faithful and musical in her translation. The music has been selected with rare tact. But the illustrations are the most striking adjunct of Miss Strettell's verse. Taken altogether we can imagine no more successful rendering of a difficult subject in a small compass than that which is due to Miss Strettell and her friends.'- Athenæum, July


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Symonds, J. A. Sir Philip Sidney. 1886. (Eng. men of letters.) "Mr. Symonds has reconstructed the hero for us, and converted the lay figure of tableaux vivants into a real personage, even if he leaves him something of a Marcellus, a partiality rather than a realisation of the hopes of a nation."- Spectator, Jan. 15.

Taylor, B: F. Mission Ridge, and Lookout Mountain with pictures of life in camp and field. 1872.

Thayer, W: R. The influence of Emerson. 1886. Thomasius, C. Kurtze Lehr-Sätze von dem Laster der Zauberey, übers. u. hrsg. von J: Reichen. 1704. Tourneux, M. Eugène Delacroix devant ses con

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"A model of its kind. M. Tourneux has spared neither time nor pains to make his work complete. Wherever his hero's name is mentioned there has he been and there has he looked and gathered for himself. Books, catalogues, letters, journals, records of

sales nothing appears to have escaped him; and now that his work is published it is as easy to know what is to be known about Delacroix as it was difficult, if not impossible, before." Saturday review, June 4. Traill, Mrs. C. P. The Canadian settler's guide.


Traits of American-Indian life and character, by a fur trader. 1853.

Turner, C. J. R. History of vagrants and vagrancy, and beggars and begging; illust. "By far the best part of the work is the four original letters of George Brine (1812-81), ex-butcher's apprentice, and King of the beggars,' who was more than a hundred times in gaol, and who for cool effrontry was unsurpassable. But from the work as a whole the ordinary reader will learn less about vagrancy than from Mayhew's Paved with gold,' or This son of Vulcan,' by Messrs Besant and Rice." Athenæum, July 16. Two petitions presented to Lord Fairfax. [1843.] Tyburn chronicle, The; or, Villainy display'd in


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Waldie, A. Select circulating library. 1833-39.

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Ward, T: R. The reign of Queen Victoria. 2 v.

"A piece of work well done. Mr. Ward has ob. tained in most cases the assistance of the best authorities in their several departments. The contents of his compilation are very miscellaneous. He has given us not a history of the reign, but materials for a history, not a narrative, but a commentary." Saturday ret., July 16. Washburne, E. B. Recollections of a Minister to France, 1869-77. 2 v.

Wilson, J. H. China; travels, etc. in the "Middle Kingdom," with a glance at Japan.

"A veteran in railroad enterprise and management, be crossed the seas to the Middle Kingdom to inquire into the possibilities of laying iron rails over graves and rice fields. He rode on horseback thousands of miles, and saw China with the engineer's eye. His story is well told, and the verdict is favorable. By long and patient topographic examinations, by study of the people and of books and writings, and by interviews with the Chinese rulers, the general has formed his cautious opinion. Apart from the value which his book may have for students of finance, investors, and men of enterprise, we have in it a delightful narrative of travel. It takes us out of the beaten track, besides showing us many things unnoticed by the ordinary tourist." Critic, Sept. 3.

Winsor, J. The Mayflower town; 250th anniv., Duxbury, Mass.

Winthrop, R. C., Jr. A short account of the Winthrop family.

Wood, Mrs. E. P. Count Netherleigh. 1882. 2 v.
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Ballantyne, A. Lord Carteret, a political biogra


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of the paintings in the Old Pinakothek, Munich; with hist. introd. by F. von Reber; tr. by J: T. Clarke. Belleforest, F. de. Histoire universelle du monde, augm. et illust. 1572.

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"Mr. Boase relates the history of the town not only with full knowledge of the materials ordinarily accessible, but with help and illustration from a literature so wide as to make one feel on every page regret that the rules


of the series in which the book is published forbid his stating in foot-notes the sources whence he drew his facts. The graphic touches, the unexpected details, thus added to the history can only be estimated aright by those who are familiar with previous works of the class. The book is written by one who not only knows his subject perfectly, but also knows the meaning and proportion it bears in relation to its surroundings in the greater history of England. Mr. Boase lights up his story with stray notices, with unobserved or unappreciated facts in a word, with those things which let one see into the reality of a town's history." Athenæum, Sept. 10.

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Both de Tauzia, L:, vicomte. Notice des tableaux exposés dans les galeries du Musée National du Louvre. le partie Ecoles d'Italie et d'Espagne. 1883. Bougainville, L: A., le baron de. Journal de la navigation autour du globe, 1824-26. 1837. 2 v.

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Bulletin du bibliophile; pub. par Techener. le-16e sér., 1834-46, 48-53, 55-65. 1834-65. 29 v. Butler, A. J. Court life in Egypt.

"Mr. Butler went to Egypt in January 1880, in the capacity of private tutor to the sons of the pres ent Khedive. He resigned his appointment early in the following year. It places the Khedive before us precisely as he is, in his court and in his cabinet, in his strength and in his weakness; it contains much curious matter, and it is decidedly amusing.". -A. B. Edwards in the Academy, July 23.

Cecil, E. Life of Lafayette for children; illust. 1860.

Cellini, B. Life; tr. by J: A. Symonds, with etchings by F. Laguillermie. 2 v.

"An accurate translation of the world-famed autobiography has hitherto been wanting; that issued by Mr. Thomas Roscoe in 1847 being not only grossly inaccurate, but also seriously marred by the suppression of whole passages and even episodes. This want has now been supplied by Mr. J. A. Symonds in a very satisfactory way; the two volumes are printed in the most mu. nificent style, and what is still better, the translation itself is made with an accuracy and force of style which could only have been attained by one who combined Mr. Symond's exceptional acquaintance with Cellini's language, and an intimate knowledge of Italian history with a finished literary command of his own tongue. Mr. Symonds has made good use of his many qualifications for the task, and this latest work of his will take rank among the best translations that have ever been made into English. Mr. Symond's notes are as valuable as the rest of his work, and in the introduction gives us a well-balanced and eloquent analysis of the real nature of Cellini's character, and its strange blending of poisonous evil with admirable strength of pur. pose and passionate devotion to his art. The etchings are unequal in merit.” — Saturday rev., Nov. 19.



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