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Title: The Alden Catalogue of Choice Books, May 30, 1889
Author: Alden, John B.
Language: English
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                                  THE
                            Alden Catalogue
                                   OF
                             CHOICE BOOKS.


                             May 30, 1889.
                   _Superseding all previous dates._


                     WATCH-WORDS of the REVOLUTION:

Give the best book for the least money possible.

1,000,000 books, profit 1 cent each—$10,000, but 1,000 books, profit
  $1.00 each—$1,000 only.

Publish books, only, that DESERVE to sell—merit wins in the end.

To make $1.00 and a friend is better than $5.00 profit.

“Push things” and “Fight it out on this line.”—U. S. Grant.


                     TERMS, FREIGHT, POSTAGE, ETC.

Prices Include cost of prepaying transportation by mail or express,
unless “at store” is specified. Formerly, prices were at store, always,
cost of transportation being added. The change is one of convenience
rather than of increase or of decrease, but on many books there is a
substantial reduction in price.

Stockholders or Bondholders of the Alden Publishing Co. are allowed a
_reduction_ from Catalogue prices of the amount indicated by the figures
in parenthesis; for instance: Alden’s Manifold Cyclopedia, per volume,
cloth 60c. (20c.) means 40 cents net to Stockholders. To avoid possible
misunderstanding, orders at _Stockholders’ prices must invariably_ be
accompanied by remittance, and by _Coupon_ or a _Certificate_ which is
supplied to Stockholders for that purpose. Terms for Stock will be found
elsewhere under the head of “Co-operative Publishing;” terms for Bonds
will be seen by copy of the Bond itself elsewhere printed.


                       John B. Alden, Publisher,
                 THE ALDEN PUBLISHING CO., Proprietors.
              NEW YORK, 393 Pearl Street. P. O. Box 1227.

_CHICAGO_, 242 Wabash Avenue.

_PHILADELPHIA_, 13 South 9th Street.

_ATLANTA_, 6 Whitehall Street.

_TORONTO_, 30 Adelaide Street, East.



                        Co-operative Publishing.


The Alden Publishing Co. was organized June 1888 with a view, on the
part of its promoters, to consolidating and strengthening various
interests which had previously been allied, but independent, and of
introducing to the fullest practicable extent the principle of
_co-operation_ for the _benefit of buyers_ of books. The amount of
capital paid up Feb. 4, 1889, was $61,167.00. A dividend of _five per
cent._ was paid Dec. 20, 1888. The business is recently growing very
rapidly, and the prospects are extremely encouraging.


                        The Alden Publishing Co.

The Company was incorporated June, 1888; authorized capital $500,000:
shares $1.00 each. The capital stock of the Company is sold at par for
cash, in lots of not less than five shares, and is _NOT_ assessible, and
there is absolutely no liability to stockholders whose shares are fully
paid for, under any circumstances, other than the liability for salaries
of employes, which is common to, we believe, all of the States, and is
practically no liability, salaries being paid weekly or fortnightly.

_All dividends_ will be paid _in cash_, but each Stockholder will be
allowed the privilege of taking instead of cash any books sold by the
Company to the amount of the dividend, at special reduced prices to
stockholders, which makes the dividend _equivalent to about 16 per
cent_. _Prices to Stockholders_ are the regular prices _reduced_ by the
amount indicated by the figures in parenthesis immediately following the
Catalogue price.

Stockholders have the privilege of purchasing at any time any books sold
by the Company at a small advance upon the cost, this privilege being
limited in amount to a sum not exceeding, in any one year, the par value
of the Stock owned by the purchaser. For prices to stockholders, see
catalogue.

Some limitation is, obviously, necessary; otherwise any one at enmity
with the enterprise, might, on an investment of $10.00, purchase an
unlimited quantity of books at reduced prices, and undersell us with our
own customers. The privilege is open to Stockholders immediately upon
investment being made.

What lover of good books can not afford to take at least _ten shares_?
How many friends might, with advantage, take a hundred, or more shares?
A million dollars capital would not suffice to manufacture the books our
patrons are urgently calling for: we are doing now an immense business
for the amount of our capital, which business will be increased as our
resources are enlarged.

                     76 Per Cent. Annual Dividends!

_The Literary Revolution_ has never assumed to furnish books at a price
below what would permit a fair profit, nor has it ever solicited
investments on the basis of expectation of fabulous returns. The facts
are simple, and the opportunities offered are based on common sense. If
you invest $10.00 you have reasonable expectation of not less than 10
per cent. annual dividend, but as a Stockholder you also have the
opportunity of purchasing with your dividend books at a price below what
they would cost one _NOT_ a Stockholder—that makes your dividend equal
to about _16 per cent_. Again, you, as a Stockholder, are allowed the
opportunity of purchasing, _if you want them_, during each year, books
at _special prices_ to an amount not greater than the par value of your
Stock which, as will be seen from the list of prices to Stockholders,
average (on our own publications) about _40 per cent._ below what the
same books would cost one not a Stockholder. In other words, you can buy
$16.00 worth of books for about $10.00, thus saving $6.00, which is
equal to 60 per cent. on your $10.00 stock, which, added to 16 per cent.
dividend, makes practically _76 per cent._ per annum on your investment.
If you own $100.00 or more Stock you have similar privileges to the
larger amount—if you don’t want so many books for your own use you can
accommodate your friends or you can sell the books at a profit.

                   Literary Revolution Savings-Bonds.

To meet the convenience of friends of the enterprise who hesitate to
make an investment of a character so permanent as in the Capital Stock
of the Company, a _Savings-Bond_ is now issued, payable three months,
six months or twelve months from its date, which affords every facility
given by the ownership of Stock, but pays approximately _60 per cent._
per annum, instead of 76 per cent. A copy of the Bond, elsewhere, gives
full particulars.

Remittances may be addressed to John B. Alden, or to

                     THE ALDEN PUBLISHING COMPANY,
                     _393 Pearl Street, New York_, or any Branch Office.



                        Alphabetical Catalogue.


Æsop’s Fables, complete, illustrated. Ideal Edition, cloth, 25c. (6c),

*Abbott, Jacob. Rollo’s Tour in Europe. 10 vols., ill., 16mo, $10.00,
  reduced to $5.60 (50c)

—*The Florence Stories. 6 vols., 12mo, ill., $5.00, reduced to $3.50
  (50c)

A’Kempis. Imitation of Christ, The. By Thomas A’Kempis. 12mo, cloth,
  45c. (10c);


                     Alden’s Illustrated Juveniles.

Alden. Stories and Ballads for Young Folks. By Ellen Tracy Alden,
  Illustrated, cl., 45c. (15c);

Alden’s Juvenile Story Book. 12mo, 302 pages, illustrated, fine cloth,
  ornamented, 45c. (15c);

—Juvenile Gems of Song and Story. Ideal Edition, extra cloth,
  ornamented, red edges, 45c. (15c);

—Juvenile Book of Knowledge, illustrated, 12mo, cloth, ornamented, 45c.
  (15c);


                     Alden’s Home and Handy Atlas.

Alden’s Home Atlas of the World. In one large quarto vol. 11x14 inches
  in size, containing 112 pages of handsomely engraved and colored maps.
  Also an index of over 5,000 cities, rivers, mountains, etc. throughout
  the world, showing exact location. Cloth, $2.25 (80c); Agents Wanted.

Alden’s Handy Atlas of the World. 133 colored maps, diagrams, tables,
  etc. Price, 30c. (8c);


                      Alden’s Manifold Cyclopedia.

Alden’s Manifold Cyclopedia of Knowledge and Language is publishing in
  30 or more volumes, with thousands of illustrations. Ideal Edition,
  about 640 pages each, Brevier type. Price per vol., cloth, 60c. (20c);
  half Morocco, marbled edges, 75c. (25c). A specimen vol. may be
  ordered and returned if not wanted. _sixteen vols. now ready._ Volumes
  issued at intervals of about one month. Price of the sixteen vols.,
  cloth, for cash received before July 1, 1889. $8.00 For half Morocco,
  add 15 cents a volume. AGENTS WANTED.


                      Alden’s Literary Cyclopedia.

Alden’s Cyclopedia of Universal Literature is publishing in volumes of
  about 500 pages each. Ideal Edition, large type. It will be completed
  in not less than 15 nor more than 20 volumes, issued at intervals.
  Price per volume, cloth, gilt top, 60c. (20c); half Morocco, 70c.
  (25c). A specimen volume may be ordered and returned if not wanted.
  _13 vols., now ready._ Price of the first 18 vols., cloth, for cash
  received before July 1, 1889, $6.50 For half Morocco, add 10 cents a
  volume. AGENTS WANTED.


                     Alden’s “New” Ideal Revolver.

Alden’s Ideal Revolving Book-Case, No. 3. Has four shelves, adjustable,
  giving 136 inches of shelf room, size of case 19 inches wide, 12
  inches deep, 48 inches high, or four feet, including the base. Is made
  of perfectly kiln-dried cherry birch, with birds-eye maple panels;
  hand carved; built on ingenious but simple interlocking principles,
  doing away, mainly, with screws, nails or glue; may be knocked down
  and set up again in five minutes; price $10.00 at store.

No. 4, similar to No. 3, but without the birds-eye panels, and “solid”
  instead of “knock down,” price $8.00 at store.

Allen, History and Mystery of Common Things. By W. C. Allen. 12mo,
  cloth, 50c. (15c);

Allerton, Poems of the Prairies. By Ellen P. Allerton. Ideal Edition,
  cl. gilt top, 60c. (25c);


                American Humorists—American Patriotism.

American Humorists. Sketches, with illustrative specimens, of the six
  most famous of American humorous writers, Irving, Holmes, Lowell,
  Artemus Ward, Mark Twain, and Bret Harte. By H. R. Haweis. Elzevir
  Edition, cloth; price reduced from $2.00 to 25c. (9c);

American Patriotism. Famous Orations and Patriotic Papers connected with
  American History. Compiled by S. H. Peabody, President of the
  University of Illinois. 12mo, 681 pages, Brevier type, half Morocco,
  marbled edges. 85c. (25c);


                 Greek and Roman Classics, in English.

Ancient Classics for English readers. The volumes contain about 200
  pages each, Brevier type, leaded, and are sold separately, in paper,
  at _10c._; cloth, 25c. (6c). Also bound three volumes in one, arranged
  in the order given below. Price per volume, half Russia, 60c. (17c);
  per set of 6 volumes, _$2.85_ (70c). 1. Cæsar; 2. Herodotus; 3.
  Cicero; 4. Demosthenes; 5. Aristotle; 6. Plato; 7. Horace; 8. Juvenal;
  9. Tacitus; 10. Virgil; 11. Homer’s Iliad; 12. Homer’s Odyssey; 13.
  Xenophon; 14. Æschylus; 15. Sophocles; 16. Pliny; 17. Aristophanes;
  18. Greek Anthology; 19. Euripides; 20. Livy; 21. Ovid; 22;
  Thucydides; 23. Lucian; 24. Plautus and Terrence; 25. Lucretius; 26.
  Pindar; 27. Hesiod and Theognis. Volumes numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
  10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 cannot be supplied in half Russia. Nos. 6 and
  10 cannot be supplied in paper.


                       Marcus Aurelius, Emperor.

Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius. The Thoughts of, translated by George Long,
  with a sketch of his Life and a view of his Philosophy. Ideal Edition,
  cloth, 30c. (7c)

Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. Large 12mo, cloth, 30c. (7c)


                     Argyll, Arnold, Bacon, Locke.

Argyll; The Unity of Nature. 12mo, 354 pages, Long Primer type, leaded,
  cloth, 75c. (25c)

—Primeval Man. Uniform with The Reign of Law. Cloth; price reduced from
  $1.50 to 40c. (15c)

Arnold. Light of Asia, by Edwin Arnold, cloth, 30c. (7c)

—Indian Song of Songs, by Edwin Arnold, cloth, 25c. (6c)

—Pearls of the Faith, by Edwin Arnold, cloth, 25c. (6c)

*Arthur. Home Stories. By T. S. Arthur, 6 vols., ills., 16mo, cloth, per
  set, $3.40 (50c)

1. Sunshine at Home.

2. Hidden Wings.

3. Sowing the Wind.

4. Not Anything, or Peace.

5. The Peacemaker.

6. After a Shadow.

Bacon’s Essays. With notes of Devey. Elzevir Ed., cloth. 3Oc. (10c)

Bacon’s Essays, and Locke on the Understanding, in one vol. half Russia,
  45c. (15c)

Baldwin. Maurice Rossman’s Leading. A Novel. By Mary R. Baldwin, 12mo,
  cloth, 60c.

Baring-Gould. Curious Myths of the Middle Ages. By S. Baring-Gould.
  Elzevir Ed., cloth, 40c. (15c)

—Legends of the Patriarchs and Prophets. By S. Baring-Gould. Elzevir
  Ed., cloth. 50c. (15c)


                      Beecher, Beckford, Birrell.

Beckford. Vathek. By Wm. Beckford. Ideal Edition, Small Pica type,
  cloth, 30c. (10c)

Beecher, Henry Ward. Lectures to Young Men. A new and handsome edition,
  large type, large 12mo, cloth, gilt top. Price reduced from $1.50 to
  60c. (20c)

Bernard. Civil Service Reform. By Geo. S. Bernard. Ideal Ed., cloth,
  30c.

Birrell. Obiter Dicta. By Augustine Birrell. Ideal Ed., cl., 30c. (7c);
  half Mo., 45c. (12c)

Book-Lover’s Rosary. Elzevir Edition, gilt edges, ornamented, 30c. (10c)

*Book of the Ocean, and Life on the Sea. Thrilling adventures of ocean
  life. 12mo, cloth, illustrated, 672 pages, $1.25, reduced to 80c.
  (15c)

Berkowitz. Judaism on the Social Question. By Rabbi H. Berkowitz, D.D.
  Ideal Ed., cl., 60c. (20c)


                    Boswell, Bronte, Bryant, Buffon.

Boswell’s Life of Johnson. Croker’s Edition, in 4 volumes, large 12mo,
  cloth, $2.75 ($1.25)

Brooklyn Bridge, Orations at opening, by Hewitt and Dr. R. S. Storrs,
  cloth, 25c. (10c)

Bronte. Jane Eyre. By Charlotte Bronte, 12mo, cloth, 30c. (6c)

Brown. A Sea-Island Romance. By William Perry Brown, 12mo, cloth, 60c.
  (20c)

Bryant’s Poems. Ideal Edition, cloth, 3Oc. (7c)

Buffon’s Natural History. Large 12mo, 588 pages, numerous illustrations,
  Cloth. 60c. (20c)

Bulwer’s Wit and Wisdom. Compiled by Callie L. Bonney, 12mo, cloth, 60c.
  (20c)


                         Bunyan, Burke, Burns.

Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. New Ideal Edition; cloth, 20c. (4c)

Burke on the Sublime and Beautiful. New Ideal Edition, Long Primer type,
  cloth, 30c. (10c)

Burns, Robert: Poetical Works. Elzevir Edition, complete in three
  volumes, of 353, 330 and 356 pages. Bourgeois type, leaded. The set,
  fine cloth, $1.40 (45c); full Russia, gilt edges, $2.25 (60c)

—The same complete in one volume, large octavo, large type, 65c. (15c);

Caesar, Life of. By Liddell. Ideal Edition, Long Primer type, cloth,
  25c. (7c)

Calhoun, Life of John C. Calhoun, by Jenkins. Large 12mo, 454 pages.
  Cloth, price 60c. (17c)

Campbell’s Interest Tables. 16mo, cloth, price reduced from $2.50 to
  60c. (25c) Showing interest on any sum from $1.00 to $10,000 at 3, 7,
  8, 9 and 10 per cent. Also Time Table, etc.


                     Carlyle’s Choice Works—Cheap.

Carlyle. Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History. By Thomas
  Carlyle. Ideal edition Brevier type; cloth, 30c. (11c)

—Popular Works. French Revolution, Elzevir Edition, Brevier type,
  leaded, 2 volumes, cloth $1.00 (30c) Past and Present, 12mo, cloth,
  40c. (10c)


                        Carlyle—A Fine Edition.

—Essays. Containing Portraits of John Knox: Signs of the Times; Jean
  Paul Friedrich Richter, again; Schiller; Characteristics, and Other
  Essays. Price $1.00 (20c)

—Essays: Goethe, Burns, Scott, and other Essays. $1.00 (20c)

—Heroes, Early Kings of Norway, etc. Containing Early Kings of Norway;
  Heroes and Hero Worship; Life of Heyne; Jean Paul Richter: Chartism.
  Price $1.00 (20c)

—Sartor Resartus; Past and Present, etc., $1.00 (20)

—Life of Frederick the Great. 4 vols., $4.50 ($1.00)

—Life of Cromwell, and of John Sterling; 2 vols. $2.25 (50c)


                            The Faith Cure.

Carter. Divine Healing: or, The Atonement for Sin and Sickness. By Capt.
  R. Kelso Carter. Small quarto. Small Pica type, paper, 25c. (10c),
  cloth, 60c. (20c)

*Chambers’s Encyclopedia, edition of 1885. Nearly 13,000 pages. With
  revised American statistics. Containing 27,000 distinct Articles and
  index to 17,000 incidentally mentioned subjects. 12 vols. Crown, 8vo,
  nonpariel type, $18.00, reduced to $8.00 ($1.50); _at store_

—Chambers’s English Literature. Edited by Robert Chambers, LL.D.,
  revised by Robert Caruthers, LL.D. 8 vols. in 4, cloth, $2.50 (70c)

Charles. The Schonberg-Cotta Family. Small quarto. Paper _15c._ (7c);
  cloth, 30c. (10c)

*Chavasse. Advice to a Wife. By Henry P. Chavasse. 16mo, cloth, 75c.
  (15c)

—*Advice to a Mother on the Management of Her Children. 16mo, cloth,
  75c. (15c)

Chinese Classics. The works of Confucius and Mencius. Translated by
  James Legge, D.D. Library Ed., Pica type, small octavo, cloth, 85c.
  (35c)


                  The Great Classics, for Young Folks.

*Church, Alfred J. Stories from the Classics. Each 1 vol., 12mo, cloth,
  $1.50, reduced to 75c. (25c)

  Stories from Homer,

  Stories of Virgil,

  Stories from the Greek Tragedians,

  Roman Life in the Days of Cicero,

  Stories from Livy,

  Stories of the Persian War from Herodotus,

  Two Thousand Years Ago; or the Adventures of a Roman Boy,

  Stories from Herodotus,

Classic Comedies. Goldsmith, Sheridan and Jonson. Ideal Ed., cloth, 50c.
  (15c)


                  Classic Poems, Ideal Edition, Cheap.

Classic Poems, first series. Ideal Edition. 364 pages, large type,
  cloth, 45c. (14c), half Mco. 60c. (15c)

Classic Poems, second series. Ideal Edition, 445 pages, cloth, 45c.
  (14c), half Mco. 60c. (15c)

First Series: Oliver Goldsmith, Robert Burns, George Eliot, Jean
  Ingelow, Schiller, Alfred Tennyson, Campbell, Coleridge, Macaulay,
  Aytoun, Edgar A. Poe, Goethe.

Second Series: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Southey, De
  Morlaix, Keats, Shelley, Matthew Arnold, Chaucer, Hood, Cowper, Gray,
  Addison, Spenser, Richard H. Dana.

Cooper, Peter. Life of, by C. Edwards Lester, cloth. 25c. (8c)

Cooper. The Last of the Mohicans. By J. Fennimore Cooper. 12mo, cloth,
  35c.

Cottin. Elizabeth; or, the Exiles of Siberia. By Madame Cottin. Ideal
  Ed., 7c.; cl., 25c. (7c)


                The Kalevala—A Great Literary Discovery.

Crawford. The Kalevala. The National Epic Poem of the Finlanders.
  Translated into English Verse, by Dr. John Martin Crawford. In two
  volumes, small octavo, Small Pica type, leaded, cloth, gilt top, $2.25
  (75c); half Morocco, $2.75 (85c); in one volume cl., gilt top, $1.70
  (60c)

Cromwell, Life of. By Lamartine. Ideal Edition, paper, _8c._, post-paid;
  cloth, 25c. (7c)

*Cruden’s Concordance to the Holy Bible. _Unabridged._ 872 three-column
  pages, imperial octavo, bound in cloth, price $1.50, reduced to $1.10
  (20c)


                            The Lamplighter.

Cummins. The Lamplighter. A Novel, by Maria S. Cummins. New Edition.
  Cloth, _50c._ (20c)

Curtis. The Fate of a Fool. By Emma Ghent Curtis. 12mo, cloth, 60c.
  (20c)

Dante’s Divine Comedy, The Story of. By Harriette R. Shattuck. Ideal
  Ed., cloth. 20c. (4c)

*D’Aubigne. History of the Reformation. By J. H. Merle D’Aubigne, D.D.
  With about 200 wood engravings. 727 large double-column pages, $3.00,
  reduced to $1.75 (60c)


                    Daudet’s Great Satirical Novel.

Daudet. The Immortal. By Alphonse Daudet. 12mo, cloth. 60c. (20c)

Davidson. The Poetry of the Future. By Jas. Wood Davidson. Elzevir Ed.,
  cl., gilt top, _60c._ (25c)


                    Dawson’s Story of Earth and Man.

Dawson. The Story of the Earth and Man. By Sir John W. Dawson. Small
  quarto, cloth, illust., price reduced from $1.50 to 50c. (20c) Cheap
  edition in paper, without illust., _15c._ (4c)

De Foe: Robinson Crusoe. 12mo, cloth, 30c. (7c)

De Stael. Corinne. A Novel. By Madam De Stael, 12mo, cloth, 30c. (9c)

De Quincey: Confessions of an Opium-Eater. Elzevir Ed., cloth, 25c. (7c)


                        The “Boz” Dickens—$3.00!

*Dickens. Charles Dickens’ Complete Works, “Boz” Edition, in six vols.,
  small 8vo, good type, with numerous illus., well printed on fair
  paper, cl., $3.00 (75c)

—Illustrated Edition of the works of Charles Dickens, published in small
  octavo volumes, fine cloth, gilt tops, far superior in quality to any
  “cheap” edition in the market. Closing out at _50c._ (10c) per volume,
  1. Pickwick; 2. Oliver Twist, Pictures from Italy, and American Notes;
  3. Old Curiosity Shop and Hard Times; 4. Great Expectations; 5.
  Barnaby Rudge; 6. Child’s England.

Dickens’ Works. Caxton illustrated edition; per vol., cloth. _40c._
  (10c) 1. Pickwick Papers; 2. Martin Chuzzlewit; 3. Child’s History of
  England; 4. Little Dorrit.

Dickens. Three Christmas Stories, Carol, Chimes and Cricket. Cloth, 30c.
  (11c)

Donohue. Idyls of Israel and other Poems. By D. J. Donohue. 16mo, cloth,
  gilt top, _80c._ (30c).


                       The Famous Dore Galleries.

Dore Bible Gallery. Containing one hundred superb illustrations and a
  page of explanatory text facing each. Large quarto (10x12 inches),
  cloth, ornamented, price $1.80 (50c) In full Morocco, $7.00; $3.50
  (75c)

*Dore: Paradise Lost. By John Milton. With the celebrated illustrations
  of Gustave Doré, fifty in number, size 10x12 inches. The whole richly
  bound, extra cloth, beveled boards, gilt edges, gold title and
  ornamentation, $1.80 (50c) In full Morocco, $7.00; $3.50 (75c)

—*Dante. Inferno. Translated by Carey. Portrait and 75 full-page
  engravings from designs by Doré. Cheap edition, cloth, $4.00; $1.80
  (30c) In full Morocco, $7.00; $3.50 (75c)

Douglas. Strange Threads. A Novel. By J. Douglas. 12mo, cloth, 60c.
  (15c)

Drake. The Indians of North America. By S. G. Drake. 800 pp., 8vo,
  cloth, $1.25 (40c)

Drisler. Seven Infelicities and One Felicity. A Humorous Story. By Mary
  Drisler. Paper, _5c._


                        Drummond’s Natural Law.

Drummond: Natural Law in the Spiritual World. New Edition, cloth, 12mo,
  50c. (15c)

—The same. Cheap Edition, cloth, 30c. (9c)


                         George Eliot’s Works.

*Eliot. George Eliot’s Complete Works, popular edition, eight vols.,
  12mo, cl. $3.75 (60c)

—*Eliot, George, complete works, a fine library edition, in 8 vols.,
  large 12mo, elegantly bound in half Russia, $5.75 ($1.00)

—Eliot, George, Works of. Small octavo edition, cloth, gilt top. Per
  vol. 60c. (10c); 1. Felix Holt, and Poems; 2. Adam Bede.

—Essays and Leaves from a Note Book. Caxton ed. 40c. (15c)

Eliot, George: Silas Marner. Small Pica type, small quarto, paper _10c._
  (4c); cloth, 25c. (7c)

—Romola. 12mo, cloth, 35c. (7c)

Elzevir Classics. Type always large. Each vol. complete in itself. Vol.
  I. See Classic Poems.

Vol. II. 342 pages. Cloth, 35c. (12c) Contents: By Washington Irving,
  Rip Van Winkle. The Spectre Bridegroom. By Canon F. W. Farrar, The
  Burning of Rome. By Andrew Wilson, The Sea Serpents of Science. By
  James Parton, Sir Isaac Newton. By W. Mattieu Williams,
  World-Smashing, Meteoric Astronomy, Lunar Volcanoes. By Frank H.
  Norton, Paul Gustave Dore. By Bertha Thomas, Richard Wagner. By Dean
  Swift, The Battle of the Books. By Orpheus C. Kerr, “Puts” and
  “Calls,” At Easter, Hygeia in the South, The “Last” Man-Epithalamium,
  In Lent, A Fable of Finance, Condensed Tragedies, A Stoop to Conquer,
  Squibs for “The Fourth,” Beauty and Booty. By S. Baring-Gould, Legend
  of the Wandering Jew. By J. H. Merle D’Aubigne, Erasmus and Henry
  VIII. From Blackwood’s Magazine, James Ferguson, “Astronomer.”

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                       A Good $10.00 Atlas—$2.25!

Alden’s Home Atlas of the World. In one large quarto vol. 11 x 14 inches
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“It is one of the marvels of cheapness for which American readers are
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                     History of French Literature.

—A History of French Literature. By Prof. Chas. Woodward Hutson, of the
  University of Mississippi. 12mo, cloth, $1.10 (40c).

“It is clear, well arranged, and comprehensive, abounding in
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such a book as they need.”—_Inter-Ocean_, Chicago, Ill.

“Evidently Prof. Hutson is an accomplished scholar and a thorough master
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“A short history of French literature, clear, comprehensive, well
arranged, extending from its beginnings to the present time; the
interest is enhanced by the personality with which the author invests
the individual writers, and by the well-chosen quotations (translated)
with which he sustains his own opinions.”—_Christian Leader_,
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author shows himself both an admirer of French thought and thoroughly
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                    THE BEGINNINGS OF CIVILIZATION.

—The Beginnings of Civilization. By Prof. Chas. Woodward Hutson. Ideal
  Ed., cl., 60c. (20c)

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                          THE STORY OF BERYL.

Hutson. The Story of Beryl. By Prof. Hutson. Ideal Ed. Paper, _15c._,
  cl., 35c. (10c)

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                        OUT OF A BESIEGED CITY.

—Out of a Besieged City. By Prof. Hutson. Paper, _10c._, cloth, 25c.
  (6c)

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                     Alden’s “New” Ideal Book Case.

Alden’s Ideal Revolving Book-Case, No. 3. Has four shelves, adjustable,
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No. 4, similar to No. 3, but without the birds-eye panels, and “solid”
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Alden’s “New” Ideal Revolving Book Case, above described, ready May 1,
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material used, in both styles, are a great advance on those formerly
sold—this is high praise, indeed, considering the delightful
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find our estimate just; this, we think, comes very near to being a
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                           A Grand Old Roman.

Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius. The Thoughts of, translated by George Long,
  with a sketch of his Life and a view of his Philosophy. Ideal Edition,
  cloth. 30c. (7c)

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                        The Earth for 25 Cents!

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                         Great Oriental Poems.

Arnold. Light of Asia, by Edwin Arnold, cloth, 30c. (7c)

—Indian Song of Songs, by Edwin Arnold, cloth, 25c. (6c)

—Pearls of the Faith, by Edwin Arnold, cloth, 25c. (6c)

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                            Bacon and Locke.

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                   A Poem that Ranks with the Iliad.

Crawford. The Kalevala. The National Epic Poem of the Finlanders.
  Translated into English Verse, by Dr. John Martin Crawford. In two
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epics.”—_Evening Telegraphy_, Philadelphia, Pa.


                       Curious Myths and Legends,

Baring-Gould. Curious Myths of the Middle Ages. By S. Baring-Gould.
  Elzevir Ed., cloth, 40c. (15c)

—Legends of the Patriarchs and Prophets. By S. Baring-Gould. Elzevir
  Ed., cloth, 50c. (15c)

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                        Carlyle’s Popular Works.

Carlyle. Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History. By Thomas
  Carlyle. Ideal edition Brevier type; cloth, 30c. (11c)

—Popular Works French Revolution, Elzevir Edition. Brevier type, leaded,
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Louis.


                        Miracles Daily Wrought!

Carter. Divine Healing; or, The Atonement for Sin and Sickness. By Capt.
  R. Kelso Carter. Small quarto. Small Pica type, paper, _25c._ (10c),
  cloth, 60c. (20c)

The best exposition of the “Faith Cure.” The author claims that the
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to the soul.

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                         A Literary Gold Mine.

Franklin Literary Nuggets, The. Size 4½ x 6 inches, about 200 pages
  each. Fine cloth binding, gilt tops. Per volume, 30c. (8c)

1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.

2. The Castle of Otranto. By Horace Walpole.

3. My Ten Years’ Imprisonment. By Silvio Pellico.

4. Lessing’s Nathan the Wise.

5 and 6. White’s Natural History of Selborne, 2 vols.

7. Izaak Walton’s Complete Angler.

8. Addison and Steele’s Sir Roger de Coverley.

9. Herodotus’ Egypt and Scythia.

10. Marco Polo’s Voyages and Travels.

11. Sir Thomas Brown’s Religio Medici.

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                       The Dickens!—New Edition,
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Dickens. The Works of Charles Dickens’ “Boz” Edition, in six vols.,
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               List of the Vols.—Over 130 Illustrations.

1. Dombey and Son. Old Curiosity Shop. Hard Times.

2. Copperfield. Christmas Stories. Tale of Two Cities. Uncommercial
  Traveler.

3. Nicholas Nickleby. Martin Chuzzlewit. American Notes.

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5. Pickwick Papers. Barnaby Rudge. Sketches by Boz.

6. Oliver Twist. Great Expectations. Bleak House. Pictures from Italy.

So many thousands of our book buying patrons seem to want a _cheap_
Dickens that I concluded to produce this, incomparably the cheapest
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           The Immortal—_A Great Novel! A Scorching Satire!_

Daudet. The Immortal. By Alphonse Daudet. 12mo, cloth, 60c. (20c)

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characters move with that charm that is so attractive, and his ignoble
characters with that meanness that is so detestable. When he touches
with that genuine simplicity any bewitching look of nature, he makes it
so powerful that it remains in the memory long afterwards. Whether this
last novel of the great Frenchman is aimed or not at the individual
members of the Academy, we do not know, but certainly he punctures the
big bubble of the Academy itself and lets out a great deal of the gas;
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literary French genius would employ his pen with less objection in some
instances, or, in other words, that he would be more chaste and refined.
If this is a study of social life, as he claims in his dedication, then
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Herald_, Boston.


                  Delightful Stories for Young Folks.

*Church, Alfred J. Stories from the Classics, Each 1 vol., 12mo, cloth,
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Stories from Homer,

Stories of Virgil,

Stories from the Greek Tragedians,

Roman Life in the Days of Cicero,

Stories from Livy,

Stories of the Persian War from Herodotus,

Two Thousand Years Ago; or the Adventures of a Roman Boy,

Stories from Herodotus,

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                     Epictetus, Stoic Philosopher.

Epictetus, The Teachings of, translated with notes. Ideal edition. 210
  pp., cloth, 30c. (10c)

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Contains the Encheiridion, selections from the Dissertations and
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“The book of Epictetus, the noblest of the Stoics.”—_St. Augustine._


                        Drummond’s Natural Law.

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newest scientific knowledge.”—Dr. Henson, Chicago.


                         A Romance of Geology.

Dawson. The Story of the Earth and Man. By Sir John W. Dawson. Small
  quarto, cloth, illust., price reduced from $1.50 to 50c. (20c) Cheap
  edition in paper, without illust., _15c._ (4c)

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“This book has been universally commended as containing the substance of
knowledge about the evolution of earth and man, though the author can
hardly be called an evolutionist. This republication is in cheap form
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read it.”—_World_, Omaha.


                         Peerless Old Boswell!

Boswell’s Life of Johnson. Croker’s Edition, in 4 volumes, large 12mo,
  cloth, $2.75 ($1.25)

“The richest dictionary of wit and wisdom any language can boast of.
Enlarged and illuminated by the researches and sagacious running
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monuments of creative genius—that book which would be most prized in
other days and countries by the students of ‘us and our
history.’”—_London Quarterly Review._

“We cannot believe that any subsequent improvement will ever be made
upon this edition; and we have no doubt that it will excite the
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Review._


                 Evolution from a Christian Standpoint.

Hark. The Unity of the Truth, in Christianity and Evolution. By J. Max
  Hark D.D. 12 mo, 293 pages. Small Pica type, leaded, cloth, gilt top,
  90c. (40c)

“A thoughtful and scholarly work, written in the interest of persons who
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“No one can be more sure and clear than Dr. Hark, that whatever may
hereafter come to be the final, clearly and indisputably settled results
of scientific examination, they will be found to be in perfect
accordance with the equally carefully ascertained teachings of the
Christian revelation. In that firm faith we may all agree and encourage
science to the most diligent examination, only bidding it not to be too
sure of its conclusions until the evidence is complete.”—_The Lutheran_,
Philadelphia, Pa.


                            Evolution Again.
            “_Rich, delicate, robust._” R. S. Storrs, D. D.

Parker. The Spirit of Beauty. Essays, scientific and æsthetic, by Prof.
  Henry W. Parker; large 12mo, cloth, gilt top, 85c. (25c)

“I have been delighted, instructed and morally animated by The Spirit of
Beauty. It gives rich, delicate and robust expression to a various
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refreshed me so abundantly.”—Rev. R. S. Storrs, D.D.

“Every page shows the author’s warm sympathy alike with what is best in
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                     Library of Universal History.

Library of Universal History. 4 vols., 12 mo, cloth, gilt top. Each
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1. Ancient History. By George Rawlinson, M.A.

2. Mediæval History. By George T. Stokes, D.D.

3. Modern History. By Arthur St. Geo. Patton.

4. Geological History. By Edw. Hull, LL.D.

An extremely valuable series. Volume I. covers the period from the
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Excellent for students and for general readers.


                              Washington!
            _By Washington Irving. Irving’s Complete Works._

Irving’s Life of Washington. Illustrated Library Edition, in 4 volumes,
  small octavo, Long Primer type, including 108 fine illustrations,
  cloth, gilt tops, $2.50 (6Oc); half Morocco, $3.00 (75c) Popular
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Irving’s Collected Works (complete except Washington), in 9 vols., half
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“Irving is an author every American child should early become acquainted
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the worthy introduction to the further study of our literature.”—_School
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                      A Russian Historical Novel.

Gogol. Taras Bulba, By Nikolai Vassilievitch, translated by Jeremiah
  Curtin, cloth, 60c. (20c)

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                           The Woman’s Story,
                       _By Twenty Famous Women._

Holloway. The Woman’s Story, as told by twenty famous American women,
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Harriett Prescott Spofford.

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Celia Thaxter.

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Abba Gould Woolson.

Mary J. Holmes.

Margaret E. Sangster.

Oliver Thorne Miller.

Elizabeth W. Champney.

Julia C. R. Dorr.

Marion Harland.

Louisa May Alcott.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Rose Terry Cooke.

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                         The Koran in English.

Koran of Mohammed, The. Translated by George Sale. 12mo., cloth, 336
  pages, 60c. (20c)

By far the best translation of a book which has exerted a wonderful
influence in the past and which is now accepted as a sacred volume by
more than two hundred million people.


                   Bayard Taylor’s Most Famous Book.

Taylor. Views Afoot; or Europe Seen with Knapsack and Staff. By Bayard
  Taylor. With two portraits and an introduction by N. P. Willis. 12mo,
  481 pages. Long Primer type, cloth, 60c. (20c)

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comfortable appearance.”—_Commercial Gazette_, Cincinnati, O.


                Invaluable _For Home and Sunday School._

Pittenger. The Interwoven Gospels. The four histories of Jesus Christ
  blended into a complete and continuous narrative in the words of the
  Gospels. According to the American Revised Version of 1881. Compiled
  by Rev. William Pittenger. 12mo, cloth, with maps, 90c. (30c)

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“The work is well done, and the little book will be welcome aid to many
in the study of the New Testament.”—_The Examiner_, N. Y. City.


   Shakespeare. _Ideal Form! Ideal Price! Ideal Type! Ideal Binding!_

Shakespeare. The Ideal Shakespeare. The text complete in 12 volumes,
  Long Primer type, fine heavy paper, bound in fine cloth, gilt tops,
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  paper bound in 6 vols., cloth, $3.00 ($1.40) An extra vol., giving
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  (20c) See Elzevir Library for plays at _7 cts._ each, 20 for $1.00.

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           Popular Medical Cyclopedia _For Use in The Home._

Lankester. Family Medical Guide. Edited by Edwin Lankester, M.D.,
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  Literary Portraits. _Interesting Biography. Choice Select Readings._

Literary Portraits. Biographical and critical studies of contemporary
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  and other illustrations. Reprinted from “Literature,” Alden’s
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Literary Portraits. Second Series. Uniform in all respects with First
  Series in style and price.

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                         400 Famous Americans.

Lossing. Eminent Americans. By Benson J. Lossing, LL.D. 12mo, cl., 90c.
  (25c); half Mco., $1.10 (35c)

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                     A Charming Historical Romance.

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                         THE BIBLE ILLUMINATED.

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                        THE BEST LIFE OF CHRIST.

—Life and Words of Christ. By Cunningham Geikie. 12mo, cl., _45c._
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                         A BOOK FOR YOUNG MEN.

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                     Macaulay. Prescott. Rawlinson.

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                        Spain in its Golden Age.

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                         Kingdoms of the World.

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                           The Gospel Story.

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  Gospels. According to the American Revised Version of 1881. Compiled
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Guizot’s History of Civilization. 12mo, cloth, 50c. (15c)

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on its opportunity.”—_Standard_, Syracuse.


                   Livingstone, Stanley, and Africa.

Livingstone, Stanley and other celebrated travels and adventures in
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                            By Charles Lamb.

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                  Elysian Dreams AND Sober Realities.

Van Santvoord. Half-Holidays, Elysian Dreams, and Sober Realities. By
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but at a loss what to talk about.”—_School Journal_, New York.


                      Bayard Taylor’s Famous Book.

Taylor. Views Afoot; or Europe Seen with Knapsack and Staff. By Bayard
  Taylor. With two portraits and an introduction by N. P. Willis. 12mo,
  481 pages. Long Primer type, cloth, 50c. (20c)

“One of the most famous books of travel ever printed in this country.
The book is less known to readers of this generation than it should be,
and we advise those who are not acquainted with its charm to adopt this
opportunity of making its acquaintance.”—_Christian Union_, New York
City.

“Views Afoot is a book of travel which is nearly as interesting now, as
when it first appeared over forty years ago. Taylor was a splendid
sight-seer and a rare recounter of his experiences. This new edition is
one of Alden’s efforts to bring good literature within the reach of the
poorest reader.”—_Interior_, Chicago, Ill.


                              Views Afoot.

“Bayard Taylor’s Views Afoot will long continue to be one of the few
books of European travel which people will delight to read. There is a
charm in the author’s style, conjoined with remarkable power of
description. The novelty of his traveling on the continent on foot, with
staff and knapsack, visiting places much out of the way, seeing the
people and living amongst them—all this makes the book a _rara avis_
among books of travel.”—_Guardian_, Philadelphia.

“Of all the works of this distinguished author, perhaps no one has more
freshness and enthusiasm than this. We have the ardor and the quick
insight of the afterwards world-renowned poet and author of books of
travel, etc., in the bud of promise. Certainly the volume is very
readable.”—_Morning Star_, Boston, Mass.

“We remember with what exquisite pleasure, in our college days, we read
this charmingly-written story of a jaunt a-foot. It was so full of life
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“John B. Alden has put the reading public under renewed obligation by
publishing a cheap edition of Bayard Taylor’s ‘Views Afoot.’ These
chapters delighted the last generation, and they still have their power
to charm and instruct.”—_Christian Standard_, Cincinnati, Ohio.


                  Europe SEEN WITH Knapsack and Staff.

“A poor boy, with no literary reputation, he sets out to traverse the
countries of Europe on foot. It was the beginning of an extraordinary
career as a writer, traveler and lecturer. Others have since followed in
his footsteps, but none has ever been able to surpass Bayard Taylor in
originality of observation, in perspicacity of style, or variety of
experiences. It is Europe brought to our own doors.”—_Journal and
Messenger_, Cincinnati, Ohio.

“A book well worth reprinting in attractive but inexpensive style. More
than any other, it laid the foundation of Bayard Taylor’s reputation as
a traveller and writer. These chapters are written in a style of
charming naïveté and freshness, giving the reader not the hackneyed
views of an experienced and often cynical traveller, but the fresh
enthusiasm of a generous, eager youth, visiting for the first time the
countries of which he had long dreamed. In this respect this earlier
book possesses charms which are denied the later volumes by the same
author. One of the incidental but very real advantages of this book is
to show on what a very small capital (Bayard Taylor started with only
$140), a resolute, plucky American youth can spend two years in foreign
travel, if he is willing to undergo some privations and hardships. It is
a narrative of grit, pluck and endurance as well as of foreign travel.
What was done in 1844 can be done in 1889 if one is equipped with the
same fortitude and courage.”—_Golden Rule_, Boston, Mass.


                       A Book for Bible Readers.

*Hurlbut. Manual of Biblical Geography. A Text-Book on Bible History,
  with Maps, Plans, Charts, Diagrams and Illustrations. By Rev. J. L.
  Hurlbut, D.D. Introduction by Rev. J. H. Vincent, D.D. Royal Quarto,
  158 pages. Price. $2.75, reduced to $2.00 (50c);

“We predict for the Manual of Biblical Geography very great success. We
have never seen anything comparable with it.... We wonder how we ever
did without it.”—Mrs. A. C. Morrow, Editor of _The Illustrator_, N. Y.
City.

“Is an excellent book and should be in the hands of every Bible
student.”—Rev. G. M. Milligan, Toronto, Can.

“I know of no book that so well condenses and groups just what ought to
be known as a framework for all Bible study. To teach without such an
atlas is to half do it.”—Rev. E. M. Hill, Montreal, Can.

“This is one of the handiest and most helpful of the helps that I have
seen.”—Rev. P. S. Henson, D.D., Chicago, Editor _Baptist Teacher_.

“It will be of great service to teachers, pastors, and students of the
Bible generally.”—Rev. Geo. C. Lorimer, D.D., Chicago.

“Cannot fail to be of great service to teachers and scholars of the
Bible.”—Rev. C. S. Harrington, D.D., Middletown, Conn.

“Combines in a very high degree, convenience, accuracy, and
completeness.”—Rev. Basil Manly, Louisville, Ky.


                               The Koran.

The Koran of Mohammed. Translated by George Sale. 12mo., cloth, 336
  pages, 60c. (20c);

The sacred book of the Mohammedans is not only a curiosity from a
literary point of view, but is also useful in showing how far inferior
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substitute which man has ever offered therefor. It contains 114 chapters
varying in length from a few lines to many pages. This is an excellent
translation, is clearly printed on good paper and nicely bound in cloth.
Costs but little and should be in every library. Will interest all
intelligent readers.


                              The Talmud.

Pick. The Talmud. What it is. By Rev. Bernhard Pick, Ph.D. Ideal
  Edition, cloth, 60c. (20c);

“It has proved a grateful task to wander through the mazes of the Talmud
and cull flowers yet sparkling with the very dew of Eden. Figures in
shining garments haunt its recesses. Prayers of deep devotion, sublime
confidence and noble benediction, echo in its ancient tongue. Sentiments
of lofty courage, of high resolve, of infantile tenderness, of
far-seeing prudence, fall from the lips of venerable sages. No less
practicable would it be to stray with an opposite intention, and to
extract venom, instead of honey, from the flowers that seem to spring up
in self-sown profusion.”—_Edinburgh Review._

Pick. Apocryphal Life of Jesus. By Rev. Bernhard Pick, Ph.D. Ideal Ed.,
  cloth, _50c._ (20c); 14 oz—The Jews Since the Destruction of
  Jerusalem. Ideal Ed., cloth, _15c._ (4c); 8 oz


              A Grand Book FOR THE SONS OF The Grand Army.

A large portion of the narrative and historical literature of the great
civil war has a profound interest for every patriot as well as for every
soldier. It tells of noble deeds performed by heroic men and furnishes
us with some of the most sublime instances of bravery and fidelity of
which there is either record or tradition. Among the books belonging to
this class is one which is unique in its character, intense in its
interest, and which stands in the front rank of works relating to the
war. In a vivid manner it describes the inception and incidents of that
most daring and brilliant exploit known as


                      The Great Locomotive Chase.

Daring and Suffering. A history of the great Raid and Locomotive chase
  in Georgia in 1862. By William Pittenger. New edition, large 8vo,
  illustrated, cloth, $1.50, post-paid (60c)

—The same, cheap ed., the story complete but omitting documents, paper,
  40c.; cloth, 75c., post-paid.

“The story of the Andrews Railroad Raid must always be one of the most
picturesque, thrilling and moving episodes of the rebellion, and though
the facts were made public many years ago by the author of the work
before us, this exhaustive, revised and expanded narrative, will be
received with the hearty welcome it deserves. ‘Daring and Suffering’ is
indeed a remarkable book, not only for its matter, but for the manner of
its recital. It deserves to take its place with the most notable
histories of imprisonment and escape.”—_Tribune_, N. Y. City.

                          A DARING ENTERPRISE.

“Every reader will agree with Gen. Joseph Holt that the expedition, in
the daring of its conception, had the wildness of romance, ‘while in the
gigantic and overwhelming results it sought to obtain it was absolutely
sublime.’ An Atlanta paper said of the affair, a few days after its
failure, that it was ‘the deepest laid scheme, and on the grandest
scale, that ever emanated from the brains of any number of Yankees
combined.’ Count de Paris says in his history of the civil war in
America that, ‘despite its tragic termination, it shows what a handful
of brave men could undertake in America.’ In truth, there is no parallel
in history to this undertaking of Andrews in an enemy’s
country.”—_Commercial Gazette_, Cincinnati, O.

“This is a narrative of one of the wildest and most thrilling adventures
of the war.” _The Evening Post_, N. Y. City.

                         A VIVID PRESENTATION.

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“So thrillingly and graphically told that the readers pulses tingle as
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Y.

“A vivid and authentic account of Andrews’ railroad raid—a most daring
adventure.”—_The News_, Chicago.

                          THE SONS OF VETERANS

and, indeed, every American, young or old, should read this record of an
heroic effort and the failure of a brilliant enterprise.

“‘Daring and Suffering’ should be read by every American boy that he may
see what deeds of daring Americans will do for love of country.”—_The
Republican_, Washington, D. C.

“This expedition has been so nearly forgotten that the public ought to
be under great obligations to Mr. Pittenger for recording at length the
bravery and endurance of those who participated in it. While such men
exist the republic may never fear for its safety.”—_The Sun_, N. Y.
City.

                    A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE RECORD.

“The author has consulted every available source of information, has
gone repeatedly over the ground, explored the Government archives at
Washington and files of Confederate newspapers, and obtained the
assistance of survivors on both sides of the struggle. He is thus able
to present a vivid, impartial and perfectly authenticated picture of the
most romantic event of the civil war, the full story of which has never
before been told.” The illustrations also add greatly to the interest
and value of the work.


                       20 Popular Stories $1.00!

The Woman’s Story, as told by twenty famous American women, whose names
  are appended. Edited by Laura C. Holloway, with a biographical sketch
  and a fine portrait of each author. Large 12mo, cloth, $1.00 (30c):

Harriett Beecher Stowe.

Harriett Prescott Spofford.

Rebecca Harding Davis.

Edna Dean Proctor.

“Josiah Allen’s Wife.”

Nora Perry.

Augusta Evans Wilson.

Louise Chandler Moulton.

Celia Thaxter.

“Grace Greenwood.”

Abba Gould Woolson.

Mary J. Holmes

Margaret E. Sangster.

Oliver Thorne Miller.

Elizabeth W. Champney.

Julia C. R. Dorr.

Marion Harland.

Louisa May Alcott.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Rose Terry Cooke.

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Alta Californian_, San Francisco, Cal.

“Besides being enjoyable reading, it is a valuable book of reference for
information concerning the most celebrated literary women of
America.”—_National Baptist_, Philadelphia, Pa.

                           19 FINE PORTRAITS.

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“won’t sit for anybody.” * * * How much of interest is added to a
literary production—especially a woman’s—if one can see the author’s
portrait too!”—_The Times_, Hartford, Conn.

“It is quite interesting and curious to see which of their own stories
these Writers considered their best.”—_The Homestead_, Springfield,
Mass.

                    20 Biographies of Famous Women.

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a library affording the best specimens from all the leading lady authors
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would be sufficient to awaken a desire to have the book, but when we add
that there is a portrait of each of these famous authors except one, and
that there is a biographical sketch of each written in Mrs. Holloway’s
attractive style, the merits and value of the work will begin to
appear.”—_Farm, Field and Stockman_, Chicago, Ill.


                           Oliver Goldsmith.

Oliver Goldsmith, The Works of. Edited by Sir James Prior. In 4 vols.,
  12mo, $3.00 ($1.25);

The only edition embodying the full performances of and fairly
exhibiting Goldsmith genius. Contains many and valuable additions to
collections previously issued.

“Goldsmith, both in verse and prose, was one of the most delightful
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they are felt in everyone’s heart; they are daily the delight of
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“Sir, it is the great excellence of a writer to put into his book as
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has the art of saying everything he has to say in a pleasing
manner.”—Dr. Johnson.

Vicar of Wakefield: Ideal Edition. Cloth, _25c._ (11c); 10 oz

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memory of an author who contrives so well to reconcile us to human
nature.”—Sir Walter Scott.

She Stoops to Conquer: Ideal Edition. Cloth, _20c._ (7c); 8 oz

She Stoops to Conquer.—“I know of no comedy for many years that has so
much exhilarated an audience; that has answered so much the great end of
comedy, making an audience merry.”—Samuel Johnson.

Life of Goldsmith: by Washington Irving. Elzevir Ed., gilt edges, _40c._
  (20c); cloth, _25c._ (9c); 14 oz

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“The $5.00 Edition of Irving’s Works arrived to-day; the type, binding,
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                       Green’s Brilliant History.

Green’s Larger History of the English People. 5 vols., 16mo, illustrated
  with about 100 fine engravings: half Morocco, _$3.50_ ($1.00): the
  same without illustrations, Elzevir Edition, cloth, _$2.25_ (40c);
  half morocco, _$2.75_ (60c);

Green’s History as above, in one vol., 8vo, without illustrations,
  cloth, _$1.25_ (35c):

A copy of this magnificent work should be in every home in which the
English language is spoken.

“No man can claim to be thoroughly posted on English history unless he
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classic. Every man who has Anglo-Saxon blood in his veins will be
thrilled through and through by the author’s tribute to the race. It
will live long as the most attractive of the numerous English
histories”—_Cen’l Baptist_, St. Louis.

“In many respects the most satisfactory History of England that has yet
been written. It is certainly wonderfully cheap.”—_The North American_,
Philadelphia.

“Is recognized by scholars as the best complete modern History of
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St. Paul, Minn.

“Green’s History is one of the most brilliant and thoroughly valuable
historical works which has appeared in many years. Fairly ranking with
Macaulay’s great work in the absorbing interest of its narrative, it
excels that in adaptation to popular needs, in that it covers the entire
period of English history from the earliest to modern times, instead of
a brief period as does Macaulay.”—_Methodist Recorder_, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Grace Greenwood’s My Pets, cloth. _30c._ (10c): 10 oz Stories for Home
  Folks, cl., _40c._ (15c); 14oz Travel and History, cl., _30c._ (10c);
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                         A Great French Novel.

The Immortal. By Alphonse Daudet. 12mo, cloth, 60c. (20c);

“It is a satire on the famous company of the ‘Immortals,’ and any one
who reads it, will discover the peculiar talents of the author. He has a
very retentive memory, and extraordinary powers of description. He gives
to his heroes and heroines a life-like reality, so that the reader is
carried right on into the turmoil of their existence. Daudet makes his
characters perform the most merciless and pitiless actions, and his
powers of description are so vivid, that the reader moves on with it
all, in spite of himself. Get a copy of the book and test the truth of
this assertion.”—_The School Journal_, N. Y. City.

“The book springs out of Daudet’s unquestionable and irrepressible
genius; he dips his pen, not in malice, but in a literary inspiration
which delights all Europe and America.”—_The Church Year_, Jacksonville,
Fla.

“The book is a fierce onslaught on the French Academy, but exhibits the
best traits of its accomplished author, a man who is never dull and has
most extraordinary powers of description and character drawing, his
stories always offering not puppets, but men and women moving before
one’s eyes.”—_Christian Intelligencer_, N. Y. City.


                         A Great Russian Novel.

Gogol. Taras Bulba, translated by Jeremiah Curtin, cloth, 60c. (20c);

“This thrilling Cossack tale is put into English by Jeremiah Curtin,
with a ‘dedication’ to Hon. Andrew G. Curtin, in which is set forth the
fact (as shown by correspondence between Napoleon III. and Alexander
II.) that France and England had agreed to recognize the Southern
Confederacy, and were only kept from it by Russia’s friendliness to us.
The preface by the translator, too, is full of historic interest,
preparing the reader to understand the story of old Taras.”—_Christian
Standard_, Cincinnati.

“Although the reader may not admire all the traits of character of old
Taras Bulba, he will become so interested in the story at the very
beginning that he will not be willing to lay the book down until
completed. The whole volume is so full of valuable information that no
one can afford not to read it.”—_The Democrat_, Madison, Wis.

“A more romantic and profoundly interesting recital has not come to our
notice that involved Russian politics and character and Polish
patriotism and devotion. Gogol is entitled by this work to rank with
Turgenieff, and while he is not the philosopher that Tolstoi is, nor a
man of such learning, he is worthy to be his contemporary and is equally
graceful and vigorous in his style.”—_Record-Union_, Sacramento, Cal.

“This singular story is full of graphic touches. Now they paint the
squalor of the Jews’ quarter in Warsaw, now the fierce combat of half
savage men, now the flower-strewn steppes, and now the deepest,
tenderest passion of the human heart. The translator does not exaggerate
in his praise of Gogol’s work.”—_Christian Cynosure_, Chicago.


                            Great Statesmen.

International Statesman Series. Biographies of great social and
  political leaders. Edited by Lloyd C. Sanders. Cloth, per vol., 75c.;
  reduced to 60c. (15c):

1. Lord Beaconsfield. By T. E. Kebbel.

2. Viscount Palmerston. By Lloyd C. Sanders.

3. Prince Metternich. By G. B. Malleson.

4. O’Connell. By J. A. Hamilton.

5. Lord Bolingbroke. By Arthur Hassall.

6. Sir Robert Peel. By F. C. Montague.

This series presents in a concise and eminently readable form
biographical sketches of the great leaders in the political history of
the world. It will cover ancient as well as modern times and will
include the representative men of all prominent nations. These books
contain about 225 pages each, bound in uniform style, and are very
cheap.

“The volumes and the series have particular reasons to engross the
attention of students, among general readers; and it may safely be
predicted that the series will afford quite as intelligent and clear a
view of the course and expression of English politics as can be secured
without long and laborious search of many and more or less conflicting
volumes. The books are models in typographical qualities, and are
inexpensive.”—_Boston Globe_.


                             CIVILIZATION.

The Beginnings of Civilization. By Prof. Charles Woodward Hutson. Ideal
  Ed., cl., 60c. (20c);

“To-day the secrets of prehistoric humanity lie beneath the surfaces of
language and archæology. We gaze into the depths and see the objects
lying along the bottom, but we do not all see alike. Perhaps we are not
yet acquainted with the media through which we look. Whether we are
contented or not to take as final the present conclusions of any one of
the various schools of archæologists, it remains that the facts or data
are intensely interesting. Touching the origin of man, it is probable
that we shall never be able to determine from the Bible or from
ethnology whether all men sprang from one pair or from many; and
salvation does not depend upon a decision. Whether, with the Duke of
Argyll, we believe humanity to have retrogressed as a result of the
Fall: whether with the Jews of the Talmud and Book of Zohar, we suppose
that man was created first as a beast, and after ages received the
spirit by the breath of God; or whether we hold man to be the result of
natural selection and survival of the fittest acting as forces upon some
protoplasmic blobs of jelly, we shall never get beyond conjecture. These
questions Professor Hutson has ignored as vain and profitless. In his
volume he has succeeded in condensing and including more learning,
philosophic thought, and curious and significant data than it has been
our fortune to behold these many days. His object is to take up the
prehistoric ages of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, Hittites, Phœnicians,
Hebrews, Assyrians, Teutons, Etruscans, Hellenes, Kelts, Hindus,
Chinese, Slavs, etc.; and, broad as seems the field, he has not
contented himself with easy and vague generalizations, but by a concise
and compact style, has been able to introduce a great number of data.
Small as this book is, we can hardly trust ourselves to express our
sense of its value, lest we seem to exaggerate.”—_The School Journal_,
N. Y. City.


   _Artistically, it is, perhaps, the finest product of The Literary
                              Revolution._
                           FLORIAN’S FABLES.
                      Finely Illustrated Edition.

_The FABLES of FLORIAN._ Translated into English verse by Gen. J. W.
  Phelps, late member of the Vermont Historical Society, author of “A
  History of Madagascar,” etc. With numerous very fine illustrations by
  J. J. Grandville. Elegantly bound in fine cloth, gilt edges,
  ornamented, price _$1.15_

The above described work is presented to our patrons with an unusual
degree of pleasure, and some pride. The fables are good reading—old and
young will be delighted with them; they are worthy of place by the side
of Æsop’s and La Fontaine’s; the illustrations are simply superb, true
to the text, supplementing and enforcing the teachings of the author,
and true to art, original, graphic, and charming.

“Of all the collections of Fables which have appeared since La Fontaine,
that of Florian is, beyond dispute, the best. It is also, of all the
works of the author, that in which his talent as a writer and as a poet
shows to the greatest advantage. In regard to merit of originality, the
author avows himself that he has put under contribution all his
predecessors; Æsop, Pilpay, Gay, and above all, the Spanish poet
Yriarte, who has furnished him the most pleasing apologues. It is worthy
of remark that in this kind of literature, whose object is no less to
instruct than to please, Florian has one advantage over La Fontaine,
that of being in general better adapted to the unaffected simplicity of
childhood.”—_Grand Dictionnaire Universel du xixe. Siècle._

“Good of every description prevails in this collection. You find here
some fables of touching interest, others of a sweet and playful humor,
others of a biting subtilty, and still others in a loftier strain
without being above that of the fable. The poet understands how to vary
his colors with the subjects; he can describe and converse, relate and
moralize. We nowhere feel the effort and are always sensible of the
metre.”—_La Harpe._

“In the writings of Florian we are solely interested with the meaning of
the tale, with its moral, which is always refined and delicate, and with
his ingenuous and even epigrammatic style. Florian loves Horace, Virgil,
La Fontaine, is delighted with Montaigne and the poetic tales of the
16th century; he notices the caprices and little irregularities of human
nature, without being a biting critic or a profound moralist. Under the
gentle form of fables he threw an agreeable breeze of ridicule both upon
the individual and upon society, as if he hoped to reform.”—_M. St. Marc
Girardin._

“Few readers of French are unacquainted with the works of Florian. His
style, at once elegant and easy, has universally recommended him to the
teachers of language, and Telemachus is commonly succeeded or supplanted
by some work of Florian. In the circulating libraries the Tales of
Florian are almost as generally read as those of Voltaire and Marmontel.
He possesses indeed very great attractions for the lovers of light
reading. His narrative is spirited and interesting. Love, Friendship,
and Heroism are his themes, and he commonly descants upon them with that
genuine warmth which results from the combination of sensibility with
genius.

“The feelings with him are never exalted at the expense of virtue. His
women are tender without licentiousness, and his heroes daring without
violating the laws of their country, or questioning the existence of
their Creator. He combines the morality of Fenelon with the enthusiasm
of Rousseau or St. Pierre. His writings derive an additional charm from
his glowing descriptions of the beauties of nature. He seems tenaciously
to uphold the poetical connection between rural life and moral purity,
and loves to annex to tales of love and hardihood their appropriate
scenery of rivers, woods, and mountains.”—_London Quarterly Review._


                        The Unity of the Truth.

The Unity of the Truth in Christianity and Evolution. By J. Max Hark,
  D.D. 12mo. 293 pages. Small Pica type, leaded, cloth, gilt top, uncut
  pages, _90c._

Few books of its kind recently published have aroused more discussion
and called forth more varied and contradictory opinions. For example,
_The Andover Review_ gave fifteen pages to a criticism of its positions;
while _The Christian Union_, of equal authority, declares that “The
volume deserves to take rank with the works of Munger, Newman Smyth, and
Prof. Drummond.” The N. Y. _Independent_, though granting that “in many
respects the volume is instructive and suggestive,” and “its aim merits
commendation,” has devoted over four columns to combatting its
arguments; whereas the critical _Sunday-School Times_ has heartily
commended it in a leading review. While the _Presbyterian Quarterly_ (S.
C.) condemns it as being “of no more use than to show the antagonism of
the human heart to the things of God,” the _Reformed Review_ (Pa.)
praises it as “an earnest effort towards the solution of a grave and
difficult problem,” and says, “The author deserves the thanks of all who
are sincerely interested in the progress of religion and in the welfare
of the Church.” Such contradictions from such sources are the strongest
proof of the importance of the work, and of the need of every
intelligent person’s reading and judging it for himself. At the same
time, however, by far the greater weight of criticism, religious and
secular, is favorable to it, as will be seen by the following few

                           Critical Comments.

“A very remarkable book, written in a nervous, brilliant style, each
phrase a squarely-planted and advancing step. That it will bring peace
and conviction to many restless souls cannot be doubted.”—_The World_,
N. Y. City.

“We have seen no volume which seems to us so thorough and intelligent in
its purpose to consider the relations between modern evolutionary
thought and ancient Christian faith and doctrines. Does not attempt to
reconcile science and religion by tearing away either the one or the
other.”—_The Christian Union_, N. Y. City.

“A good, wholesome book, brief enough for the busiest Christian, an
honest untechnical book, of plain words, and powerful. It is an
admirable essay, informed with the essence of true religion, and
destined to bring light to many struggling Christians.”—_The Press_,
Philadelphia.

“He speaks with freshness and enthusiasm. We are persuaded that Dr.
Hark’s purpose and spirit are such that good will be wrought by his
work.”—_Illus. Christian Weekly_, N. Y. City.

“A candid and thoughtful discussion; expounded with much earnestness and
a fine religious spirit.”—_Literary World_, Boston.

“It can hardly fail to help the candid reader to a wider and more
satisfactory view of God, of Providence, of Prayer, and of Religion.
Whatever does this for man has proved an infinite blessing to
him.”—_Christian Evangelist_, St. Louis.

“Significant as showing very clearly the drift of the orthodox creed in
the hands of its intelligent supporters.”—_Sunday News_, Charleston, S.
C.

“A sincere and reverent endeavor to help all inquiring souls, in trouble
concerning the conflict between evolution and the doctrines of
Christianity.”—_The Interior_, Chicago.

“No writer could approach any question with a more candid spirit or more
honorable motive. We wish every clergyman could read the work, and every
other person indeed who is interested in the question of
evolution.”—_Herald of Gospel Liberty_, Dayton, O.


                         The Spirit of Beauty.

The Spirit of Beauty. Essays, Scientific and Æsthetic. By Prof. Henry W.
  Parker. Large 12mo, cloth, 85c.;

“I have already read a large part of the book, and I have been
delighted, instructed, and morally animated. It gives rich, delicate,
and robust expression to a various knowledge, as well as to fine, devout
and far-reaching thought. I have not for long taken up a book which has
interested me so immediately, or refreshed me so abundantly.”—Rev. R. S.
Storrs, D.D., Brooklyn, N. Y.

“An admirable treatment of a widely related theme. The book is none the
less profound for being so pungent, and its sharp raciness of style is
quite befitting its keen discrimination of thought.”—Pres. Julius H.
Seelye, LL.D., Amherst College.

“I appreciate it highly. The incisive but graceful style is worthy the
pure and elevating sentiments and conceptions which it inculcates. I
feel a singular sympathy with its way of thinking, and shall embrace
every proper opportunity to call attention to a book so brilliant and so
noble in its aims.”—Prof. Alexander Winchell, LL.D., Michigan
University.

“I know Prof. Parker chiefly by the articles he gave me for the _North
American Review_. These gave me the highest regard for him as an
original, sound and deep thinker. I have repeatedly characterized his
article on the natural theology of art as the best paper that passed
under my hands during the ten or eleven years of my editorship. My
belief is that Mr. Parker’s æsthetic capacity and culture are
unsurpassed among us.”—Prof. A. P. Peabody, D.D., of Harvard University.

“Prof. Parker, like the late President Hitchcock, was continually laying
in rich stores of facts and principles in the several departments of
natural history. At the same time he was contributing to the _North
American Review_ articles in natural and ethical philosophy unexcelled
for richness and beauty by any contemporaneous productions of American
periodical literature.”—Prof. W. S. Tyler, LL.D., of Amherst College.

“By personal knowledge of the manuscript I know that Prof. Parker has
investigated the subjects of Animal Intelligence and Animal Æsthetics in
a new and fresh way, as never has been done before, in defence of a
spiritual philosophy. It is a work that was greatly needed, and is
thoroughly done by Dr. Parker, as only an accomplished naturalist, a
skilful literateur and a clear reasoner could do it.”—Ex-President G. F.
Magoun, D.D., of Iowa College.

“The title is a gem in itself, and I have named my wife after it. I have
had a copy presented to the Philosophical Society of Great Britain, and
have urgently recommended the author for honorary membership, and am
assured of success. These deeds are better encomiums than words like the
following:—that I deem it one of the best displays of the connection
between science and religion I have ever met with. A grand
book.”—Ephraim Cutter, M.D., LL.D., Hon. F. S. Sc. (London), Mem.
Victoria Inst., etc.

“The author is a naturalist and in quite familiar with the facts and
views of Darwin, Spencer and Haeckel; and, whatever restrictions he may
make upon them, he has made as a man who has studied the subject from
the inside. The observation of facts in the organic and inorganic worlds
is good.”—_Science._

“In Prof. Henry W. Parker’s volume we have just one of those protests
against the recent schools of philosophical sensationalism which are
sure to be raised, sooner or later, in the name of esthetics. We welcome
everything that will bring intelligent people to see that it is not
dogmatic orthodoxy alone or the limited and perhaps narrow interests of
sectarian religion which are assailed by this philosophy, but the whole
spiritual theory of man, the basis of his esthetic ideas and of art in
all its higher relations. This is the value of Professor Parker’s book.
It is attractive in style and indicates an abundant familiarity with the
subject, both as a naturalist and a student of esthetics. The chapter on
the Divine in Art can hardly be surpassed in the literature of the
subject.”—_N. Y. Independent._

“_The Spirit of Beauty_, by Prof. Parker, is a fresh find in John B.
Alden’s literary gold mine. It is a series of essays, æsthetic and
scientific, inspired by a reverent passion for purity and beauty, and
clothed in the language of a ripe and finished scholar. The essays are
all overflowing with beauty, melody and fragrance, as well as charged
with learning and profound thought.”—_Southern Criterion_, Atlanta, Ga.


                         The Talmud: What It Is

and What it Knows about Jesus and his Followers. By Rev. Bernhard Pick,
  Ph.D. Ideal Edition, Small Pica type, cloth, 60c.;

One of the most interesting and valuable of recent contributions to
religious literature. It answers the great popular curiosity as to what
the Talmud is, and gives to clergymen and theological students
information of transcendant value, not heretofore accessible to many.

“That wonderful monument of human industry, human wisdom, and human
folly.”—Dean Milman.

“In the history of the origin of Christianity, the Talmud has hitherto
been far too much neglected.”—Ernest Renan.

“The Talmud may compete with the _Constitutions of Loyola_ for the right
to be considered the most irresistible organ ever forged for the
subjugation of the human will.”—_Edinburgh Review._

“The Talmud is the slow growth of several centuries. It is a chaos of
Jewish learning, wisdom and folly, a continent of rubbish with hidden
pearls of true maxims and poetic fables.”—Philip Schaff.

“But glimpses of profound metaphysics, stray parables of real beauty,
and occasional sentiments of true spiritual breadth and elevation, are
only the rare grains of wheat in mountains of chaff.”—Dr. Geikie.

“Anything more utterly unhistorical than the Talmud cannot be conceived.
It is probable that no human writings ever confounded names, dates, and
facts with more absolute indifference. Some excellent maxims may be
quoted from the Talmud where they lie imbedded like pearls in a sea of
obscurity and mud.”—Canon Farrar.

“A most curious monument, raised with astonishing labor, yet made up of
puerilities. An immense heap of rubbish, at the bottom of which a few
bright pearls of Eastern wisdom are to be found. The book composed by
Israel _without_ their God, in the time of their dispersion, their
misery, and their degeneracy.”—Dr. Isaac Da Costa.

“Here, then, we find a prodigious mass of contradictory opinions, an
infinite number of casuistical cases, a logic of scholastic theology,
some recondite wisdom, and much rambling dotage; many puerile tales and
oriental fancies; ethics and sophisms, reasonings and unreasonings,
subtle solutions, and maxims and riddles.”—Benjamin Disraeli.

“It is a vast debating club in which there hum confusedly the myriad
voices of at least five centuries. In its way, a unique code of laws, in
comparison with which, in point of comprehensiveness, the law books of
all other nations are but Lilliputian, and, when compared with the hum
of its kaleidoscopic Babel, they resemble, indeed, calm and studious
retreat.”—Prof. Delitzsch.

“It has proved a grateful task to wander through the mazes of the Talmud
and cull flowers yet sparkling with the very dew of Eden. Figures in
shining garments haunt its recesses. Prayers of deep devotion, sublime
confidence and noble benediction, echo in its ancient tongue. Sentiments
of lofty courage, of high resolve, of infantile tenderness, of
far-seeing prudence, fall from the lips of venerable sages. No less
practicable would it be to stray with an opposite intention, and to
extract venom, instead of honey, from the flowers that seem to spring up
in self-sown profusion. Fierce, intolerant, vindictive hatred for
mankind; idle subtlety; pride and self conceit amounting to insanity;
indelicacy pushed to a grossness that renders what it calls virtue more
hateful than the vice of more modest people; all these strung together
would give no more just an idea of the Talmud than would the chaplets of
its lovelier flowers.”—_Edinburgh Review._


                          A Remarkable Story.

Strange Threads. A Novel. By J. Douglas. 12mo, cloth, 60c. (15c); 22 oz

This is not only a remarkable story in itself but is really wonderful in
its power to interest its readers, and in the various ways in which it
impresses them. A gentleman whom the _Christian Leader_, Cincinnati,
calls “a wise and critical connossieur” pronounces this book, with the
possible exception of Vanity Fair, “the most original novel I ever read.
* * I should have to go back as far as ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Villette,’ to
name a novel as good as ‘Strange Threads,’ and I am not at all certain
that this is not as strong as either of them.” And the _Leader_ calls
the book the “creation of a master imagination” and declares it to be
“evidently the product of a genius.” The burden of testimony is along
this line. Still there are

                          A FEW CONTRARY MINDS

whose opinions we quote in connection with the favorable criticisms.

“One can conceive that with less effort the author might write a
passable book. As to the present book it is fairly unreadable, and the
veriest devourer of romances cannot possibly get past the opening
chapters without the feeling that he is in for a bad time.”—_Daily Bee_,
Omaha, Neb.

“The publisher has done more than the writer for this book. The type and
paper are so agreeable that one is tempted to read on, long after the
discovery that there is little in the matter worthy of serious
consideration. The author has shown a certain shrewdness, however, in
filling the vacuum produced by absence of intellect in the book by
cramming it with sentiment.”—_The Epoch_, N. Y. City.

                             MAN OR WOMAN?

Another matter about which the critics are puzzled is the sex of the
author. Some affirm that J. Douglas is a man, others are equally sure
that it is a woman’s name, while some are content to say they do not
know.

“J. Douglas is a new name in our list of novel-writers, but if ‘Strange
Threads’ is his maiden effort, he is surely a phenomenon. Regarded as
the first work of a new writer, it is simply wonderful; even as the
product of mature experience it is still worthy of being termed
remarkable. It is original without being strained or whimsical,
wholesomely terse in construction, frequently bright in epigram, and the
story grows stronger with every page to the close. It is not too much to
say that it will bear reading along with the novels of Charlotte Bronte,
and the writer succeeds even better than she in picturing his characters
in life-like presence without making an elaborate study of them, while
there is a more perceptible and worthier motive in his drawing.”—_Paper
World._ Springfield, Mass.

“J. Douglas is evidently a woman. The adventures of a party of American
novelists in Europe, their love-making and their heart disappointments,
are the author’s stock in trade, and she has certainly succeeded in
weaving a very tangled web. There are here and there a strong
portraiture and a keen analysis of motives, while the descriptive
portions have a picturesqueness and vigor which give old and
well-traveled roads a new beauty.”—_Record_, Philadelphia.

“It is probable that “J.” stands for Jane, Josephine or some other name
feminine, for the book is thoroughly a woman’s book. It certainly is
very well written, and, if by a new aspirant for literary honors, as it
seems, she is certain to make her mark.”—_The Republic_, St. Louis, Mo.

“A new American novelist of considerable originality and force has
appeared. The name is J. Douglas, though whether it stands for man or
woman must be gathered from the book. The dialogue is bright, the
situations are dramatic and the book is thoroughly readable from
beginning to end.”—_Illus. Christian Weekly_, N. Y. City.

                      PRE-EMINENTLY A LOVE STORY.

“A love Story; a bright sketchy tale of a wayward young lady—that is,
wayward in her loves. It is certainly very original; on the whole, is a
novel to be liked by the public.”—_Times_, Kansas City, Mo.

“A most interesting work, which engrosses the attention of the reader
from the first to the last chapter.”—_Morning Call_, San Francisco.


                 Lang Syne, or the Wards of Mt. Vernon.

Lang Syne; or The Wards of Mount Vernon. By Mary Stuart Smith. 12mo,
  paper, 30c. (10c)., cloth, 60c. (20c).

In this book, which is dedicated “To the Memory of Washington and to
American Womanhood,” we have an interesting love story of the
revolutionary era, in which are interwoven in a skilful manner many
excellent descriptions of prominent events and of the eminent men,
Washington, Lee, Franklin, Cadwalader, and others, who were foremost in
the great struggle for independence. It also shows the important part
taken by the women of that period and the valuable service which they
rendered the patriot army. About one-third of the book is specially
devoted to “the Women of the Revolution.” A great deal of information
regarding the character, habits, tastes, and labors of the people of
that stirring period is conveyed in an entertaining manner. The author,
who styles herself a “Daughter of Virginia” (and who might have stated
the interesting fact that she is a direct descendant of Gen.
Washington’s only sister) has done well to write this book, and its
appearance at this centennial period is appropriate and timely.


                            Patriotic Hymns.

Rankin. Hymns Pro Patria. By Rev. J. E. Rankin, D.D. Ideal Edition,
  cloth, 60c. (20c).

Dr. Rankin needs no introduction to the American public. As a clergyman
and an author he long ago won high reputation. In this little volume
will be found his more recent poems. They include some of his finest
work and will certainly add to his reputation as a genuine poet. In the
collection are Hymns for Forefather’s Day. National Hymns, Humanitarian
Hymns, Foreign Missionary Hymns, Christian Endeavor Hymns, and several
Hymns relating to Christian Experience. The book will interest many.


                    Jerry: A Story for Young Folks.

Pratt. Jerry. By Ellen P. Pratt. 12mo, cloth, 75c. (25c).

This is a spirited story which will especially please the young people,
though it will furnish no small degree of entertainment to their elders.
It opens sadly with a record of intemperance and misery, but the scene
soon changes and the love story opens in earnest. Various adventures,
some of them quite remarkable, are narrated. The characters are
numerous, events move rapidly, and the interest deepens until the
closing page is reached.


              The Medical Student _As Pictured in Punch._

Smith. The London Medical Student. By Albert Smith. 12mo, cloth, 50c.
  (20c).

In this book the career of a student in a London Medical College is
traced in a broadly humorous manner. The appearance of the “new man”
when he comes up from the country to continue his medical studies is
aptly described, and the zeal with which he enters upon his new duties
is delineated in a laughable manner. His subsequent course, his dodging
of recitations, the letters home for money with which, ostensibly, to
purchase books, his examination, and the various “Curiosities of Medical
Experience,” follow in a similar strain. The work is reprinted from
_Punch_, in which it appeared as a serial.


                           Dorance: A Novel.

Nelson. Dorance; A Novel. By R. E. Nelson. 12mo, cloth, 75c. (25c).

This first novel by an author as yet unknown to the public will find
sympathetic readers among those who still read Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

“Of Virginia blood, but of Northern birth, my earliest sympathies were
aroused in behalf of the people of both races of the ‘Sunny Southland,’
and my imagination was made alive by the glowing pictures of Southern
life, gleaned from my friends and from books on the subject. If I have
succeeded in interesting my young friends in this phase of life, which
has now passed into history, the problem of which is still unsolved in a
measure, I will have fully accomplished my purpose in writing this
book.”—_Author’s Preface._


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