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THE following Catalogue is designed to bring into an orderly group the authors for whom Houghton, Mifflin & Co. act as publishers. The brief biographical sketches have been prepared with great care, and are intended to supply that condensed information which a reasonable curiosity as to the personality of authors demands. The order of the authors is alphabetical; the order of the books under each author is in the main chronological, the latest publication being placed first, and the earliest last; but in a few instances, especially where a series of volumes is involved, this rule has been broken; where two dates are given, it will be understood that the later stands for a revision or reissue. The books named are in cloth binding, except where otherwise designated, as in paper-bound series; but in almost all cases, in all in fact of what are known as standard books, the publications may be had in various styles of extra binding.

It has been thought serviceable to set forth many of the publications in classified form. A special feature of the issues of this house is the grouping of books not upon a merely mechanical basis, but with reference to encyclopædic and continuous methods. The several Libraries and Series thus will be found in alphabetical order at the close of the Catalogue, as well as the groups of anthologies, professional books, and periodicals. A brief sketch of the history and organization of the house precedes the work. The publishers take this occasion to thank the authors, whose agents they are, for the courtesy, with which they have supplied the information desired. It did not appear practicable to add the portraits of authors, — these will be found in large number in the Portrait Catalogue, - but in view of the long-continued and exclusive relations held by the house with the six great American authors who are everywhere recognized as the men of the classic period, a group of these is given as a frontispiece.

4 PARK ST., BOSTON, January, 1899.

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