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Title: Blackie & Son's Illustrated Story Books Catalogue, 1889
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STORY BOOKS CATALOGUE, 1889 ***



                            *Blackie & Son’s
                        Illustrated Story Books*

                                  1889



                        _*HISTORICAL TALES BY*_


*G. A. HENTY*

*With Kitchener in the Soudan:*

A Tale of Atbara and Omdurman.

With 10 Illustrations by W. RAINEY, R.I., and 3 Maps.  6s.

In carrying out various special missions with which he is entrusted the
hero displays so much dash and enterprise that he soon attains an
exceptionally high rank for his age. In all the operations he takes a
distinguished part, and adventure follows so close on adventure that the
end of the story is reached all too soon.

    "Mr. Henty has collected a vast amount of information about the
    reconquest of the Soudan, and he succeeds in impressing it upon
    his reader’s mind at the very time when he is interesting him
    most."--_Literary World_.


*With the British Legion:*

*A Story of the Carlist Wars.*

With 10 Illustrations by WAL PAGET.  6s.

The hero joins the British Legion, which was raised by Sir de Lacy Evans
to support the cause of Queen Christina and the infant Queen Isabella,
and as soon as he sets foot on Spanish soil his adventures begin. Arthur
is one of Mr. Henty’s most brilliant heroes, and the tale of his
experiences is thrilling and breathless from first to last.

    "It is a rattling story told with verve and spirit."--_Pall Mall
    Gazette_.


*The Treasure of the Incas:*

*A Tale of Adventure in Peru.*

With 8 Illustrations by WAL PAGET, and a Map.  5s.

The heroes of this powerful story go to Peru to look for the treasure
which the Incas hid when the Spaniards invaded the country.  Their task
is both arduous and dangerous, but though they are often disappointed,
their courage and perseverance are at last amply rewarded.

    "The interest never flags for one moment, and the story is told
    with vigour."--_World_.


                                  (1)


                     *      *      *      *      *

[Illustration: _From WITH THE BRITISH LEGION_
by G. A. Henty (See page 1)]


                                  (2)


                     *      *      *      *      *


*G. A. HENTY*

*With Roberts to Pretoria:*

A Tale of the South African War.

With 12 Illustrations by WILLIAM RAINEY, R.I., and a Map.  6s.


The hero takes part in the series of battles that end in the disaster at
Magersfontein, is captured and imprisoned in the race-course at
Pretoria, but escapes in time to fight at Paardeberg and march with the
victorious army to Bloemfontein.  He rides with Colonel Mahon’s column
to the relief of Mafeking, and accomplishes the return journey with such
despatch as to be able to join in the triumphant advance to Pretoria.

    "In this story of the South African war Mr. Henty proves once
    more his incontestable pre-eminence as a writer for
    boys."--_Standard_.


*Both Sides the Border:*

A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower.

With 12 page Illustrations by RALPH PEACOCK.  6s.

The hero casts in his lot with the Percys, and becomes esquire to Sir
Henry, the gallant Hotspur. He is sent on several dangerous and
important missions in which he acquits himself with great valour.

    "With boys the story should rank among Mr. Henty’s
    best."--_Standard_.

    "A vivid picture of that strange past ... when England and
    Scotland ... were torn by faction and civil war."--_Onward_.


*Through Russian Snows:*

or, Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow.

With 8 page Illustrations by W. H. OVEREND.  5s.

Julian Wyatt becomes, quite innocently, mixed up with smugglers, who
carry him to France, and hand him over as a prisoner to the French. He
subsequently regains his freedom by joining Napoleon’s army in the
campaign against Russia.

    "The story of the campaign is very graphically told."--_St.
    James’s Gazette_.

    "One of Mr. Henty’s best books, which will be hailed with joy by
    his many eager readers."--_Journal of Education_.

    "Is full of life and action."--_Journal of Education_.


*Out with Garibaldi:*

A Story of the Liberation of Italy.

With 8 page Illustrations by W. RAINEY, R.I., and two Maps.  5s.

Mr. Henty makes the liberation of Italy by Garibaldi the groundwork of
an exciting tale of adventure. The hero is an English lad who joins the
expedition and takes a prominent part in the extraordinary series of
operations that ended in the fall of the Neapolitan kingdom.

    "A first-rate story of stirring deeds."--_Daily Chronicle_.

    "Full of hard fighting, gallant rescues, and narrow
    escapes."--_Graphic_.


                                  (3)


                     *      *      *      *      *

*G. A. HENTY*

*At the Point of the Bayonet:*

A Tale of the Mahratta War.

With 12 Illustrations by WAL PAGET, and 2 Maps.  6s.

Harry Lindsay is carried off to the hills and brought up as a Mahratta.
At the age of sixteen he becomes an officer in the service of the
Mahratta prince at Poona, and afterwards receives a commission in the
army of the East India Company. His courage and enterprise are rewarded
by quick promotion, and at the end of the war he sails for England,
where he succeeds in establishing his right to the family estates.

    "A brisk, dashing narrative."--_Bookman_.


*Under Wellington’s Command:*

A Tale of the Peninsular War.

With 12 page Illustrations by WAL PAGET.  6s.

In this stirring romance Mr. Henty gives us the further adventures of
Terence O’Connor, the hero of _With Moore at Corunna_.  We are told how,
in alliance with a small force of Spanish guerrillas, the gallant
regiment of Portuguese levies commanded by Terence keeps the whole of
the French army in check at a critical period of the war, rendering
invaluable service to the Iron Duke and his handful of British troops.

    "An admirable exposition of Mr. Henty’s masterly method of
    combining instruction with amusement."--_World_.


*To Herat and Cabul:*

A Story of the First Afghan War.

With 8 full-page Illustrations by C. M. SHELDON, and Map.  5s.

The hero takes a distinguished part in the defence of Herat, and
subsequently obtains invaluable information for the British army during
the first Afghan war.  He is fortunately spared the horrors of the
retreat from Cabul, and shares in the series of operations by which that
most disastrous blunder was retrieved.

    "We can heartily commend it to boys, old and
    young."--_Spectator_.


*With Cochrane the Dauntless:*

A Tale of his Exploits.

With 12 page Illustrations by W. H. MARGETSON.  6s.

It would be hard to find, even in sensational fiction, a more daring
leader than Lord Cochrane, or a career which supplies so many thrilling
exploits. The manner in which, almost single-handed, he scattered the
French fleet in the Basque Roads is one of the greatest feats in English
naval history.

    "As rousing and interesting a book as boys could wish
    for."--_Saturday Review_.

    "This tale we specially recommend."--_St. James’s Gazette_.


                                  (4)


                     *      *      *      *      *

*G. A. HENTY*

*Redskin and Cow-Boy:*

A Tale of the Western Plains

With 12 page Illustrations by ALFRED PEARSE.  6s.

Hugh Tunstall accompanies a frontiersman on a hunting expedition on the
Plains, and then seeks employment as a cow-boy on a cattle ranch. His
experiences during a "round up" present in picturesque form the
toilsome, exciting, adventurous life of a cow-boy; while the perils of a
frontier settlement are vividly set forth. Subsequently, the hero joins
a wagon-team, and the interest is sustained in a fight with, and capture
of, brigands.

    "A strong interest of open-air life and movement pervades the
    whole book."--_Scotsman_.


*With Buller in Natal:*

or, A Born Leader.

With 10 page Illustrations by W. RAINEY, R.I., and a Map.  6s.

The heroic story of the relief of Ladysmith forms the theme of one of
the most powerful romances that have come from Mr. Henty’s pen. When the
war breaks out, the hero, Chris King, and his friends band themselves
together under the title of the Maritzburg Scouts. From first to last
the boy scouts are constantly engaged in perilous and exciting
enterprises, from which they always emerge triumphant, thanks to their
own skill and courage, and the dash and ingenuity of their leader.

    "Just the sort of book to inspire an enterprising boy."--_Army
    and Navy Gazette_.


*By England’s Aid:*

or, The Freeing of the Netherlands (1585-1604).

With 10 page Illustrations by ALFRED PEARSE, and 4 Maps.  6s.

Two English lads go to Holland in the service of one of "the fighting
Veres".  After many adventures one of the lads finds himself on board a
Spanish ship at the defeat of the Armada, and escapes from Spain only to
fall into the hands of the Corsairs. He is successful, however, in
getting back to Spain, and regains his native country after the capture
of Cadiz.

    "Boys know and love Mr. Henty’s books of adventure, and will
    welcome his tale of the freeing of the
    Netherlands."--_Athæneum_.


*Condemned as a Nihilist:*

A Story of Escape from Siberia.

With 8 page Illustrations by WAL PAGET.  5s.

Godfrey Bullen, a young Englishman resident in St. Petersburg, becomes
involved in various political plots, resulting in his seizure and exile
to Siberia.  After an unsuccessful attempt to escape, he gives himself
up to the Russian authorities.  Eventually he escapes, and reaches home,
having safely accomplished a perilous journey which lasts nearly two
years.

    "The escape from Siberia is well told and the description of
    prison life is very graphic."--_Academy_.


                                  (5)


                     *      *      *      *      *

[Illustration: _From THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS_
By G. A. HENTY (See page 1)]


                                  (6)


                     *      *      *      *      *

*G. A. HENTY*

*Maori and Settler:*

A Story of the New Zealand War

With 8 page Illustrations by ALFRED PEARSE.  5s.

The Renshaws lose their property and emigrate to New Zealand.  Wilfrid,
a strong, self-reliant lad, is the mainstay of the household.  The odds
seem hopelessly against the party, but they succeed in establishing
themselves happily in one of the pleasantest of the New Zealand valleys.

    "A book which all young people, but especially boys, will read
    with avidity."--_Athæneum_.


*Beric the Briton:*

A Story of the Roman Invasion of Britain

With 12 page Illustrations by W. PARKINSON.  6s.

Beric is a boy-chief of a British tribe which takes a prominent part in
the insurrection under Boadicea: and after the defeat of that heroic
queen he continues the struggle in the fen-country. Ultimately Beric is
defeated and carried captive to Rome, where he succeeds in saving a
Christian man by slaying a lion in the arena, and is rewarded by being
made the personal protector of Nero.  Finally, he escapes and returns to
Britain, where he becomes a wise ruler of his own people.

    "He is a hero of the most attractive kind.... One of the most
    spirited and well-imagined stories Mr. Henty has
    written."--_Saturday Review_.

    "His conflict with a lion in the arena is a thrilling
    chapter."--_School Beard Chronicle_.

    "Full of every form of heroism and pluck."--_Christian World_.


*The Dash for Khartoum:*

A Tale of the Nile Expedition.

With 10 page Illustrations by JOHN SCHÖNBERG and J. NASH.  6s.

In the record of recent British history there is no more captivating
page for boys than the story of the Nile campaign, and the attempt to
rescue General Gordon.  For, in the difficulties which the expedition
encountered, and in the perils which it overpassed, are found all the
excitement of romance, as well as the fascination which belongs to real
events.

    "_The Dash for Khartoum_ is your ideal boys’ book."--_Tablet_.

    "It is literally true that the narrative never flags a
    moment."--_Academy_.

    "Thec Dash for Khartoum will be appreciated even by those who
    don’t ordinarily care a dash for anything."--_Punch_.


*With Wolfe in Canada:*

or, The Winning of a Continent.

With 12 page Illustrations by GORDON BROWNE.  6s.

Mr. Henty tells the story of the struggle between Britain and France for
supremacy on the North American continent. The fall of Quebec decided
that the Anglo-Saxon race should predominate in the New World; that
Britain, and not France, should take the lead among the nations.

    "A moving tale of military exploit and thrilling
    adventure."--_Daily News_.


                                  (7)


                     *      *      *      *      *

*G. A. HENTY*

*Held Fast for England:*

A Tale of the Siege of Gibraltar.

With 8 page Illustrations by GORDON BROWNE.  5s.

The story deals with one of the most memorable sieges in history.  The
hero, a young Englishman resident in Gibraltar, takes a brave and worthy
part in the long defence, and we learn with what bravery,
resourcefulness, and tenacity the Rock was held for England.

    "There is no cessation of exciting incident throughout the
    story."--_Athæneum_.



*In the Irish Brigade:*

A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain.

With 12 page Illustrations by CHARLES M. SHELDON.  6s.

The hero is a young officer in the Irish Brigade, which for many years
after the siege of Limerick formed the backbone of the French army.  He
goes through many stirring adventures, successfully carries out
dangerous missions in Spain, saves a large portion of the French army at
Oudenarde, and even has the audacity to kidnap the Prime Minister of
England.

    A stirring book of military adventure."--_Scotsman_.



*At Agincourt:*

A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris.

With 12 page Illustrations by WAL PAGET.  6s.

Sir Eustace de Villeroy, in journeying from Hampshire to his castle in
France, made young Guy Aylmer one of his escort. Soon thereafter the
castle was attacked, and the English youth displayed such valour that
his liege-lord made him commander of a special mission to Paris.  This
he accomplished, returning in time to take part in the campaign against
the French which ended in the glorious victory for England at Agincourt.

    "Cannot fail to commend itself to boys of all
    ages."--_Manchester Courier_.


*A Final Reckoning:*

A Tale of Bush Life in Australia.

With 8 page Illustrations by W. B. WOLLEN.  5s.

The hero, a young Englishman, emigrates to Australia, where he gets
employment as an officer in the mounted police. A few years of active
work gain him promotion to a captaincy. In that post he greatly
distinguishes himself, and finally leaves the service and settles down
as a squatter.

    "A stirring story capitally told."--_Guardian_.


                                  (8)


                     *      *      *      *      *

                            *Blackie & Son’s
                         Story Books for Boys*


*G. MANVILLE FENN*

*Dick o’ the Fens:*

A Romance of the Great East Swamp.

With 12 page Illustrations by FRANK DADD.  6s.

Dick o’ the Fens and Tom o’ Grimsey are the sons of a squire and a
farmer living in Lincolnshire. Many sketches of their shooting and
fishing experiences are related, while the record of the fenmen’s
stealthy resistance to the great draining scheme is full of keen
interest.  The ambushes and shots in the mist and dark, and the
long-baffled attempts to trace the lurking foe, are described with Mr.
Fenn’s wonted skill.

    "Mr. Fenn has here very nearly attained perfection. Life in the
    Fens in the old ante-drainage days is admirably reproduced. We
    have not of late come across a historical fiction, whether
    intended for boys or for men, which deserves to be so heartily
    praised as regards plot, incidents, and spirit. It is its
    author’s masterpiece as yet."--_Spectator_.


*Nat the Naturalist:*

A Boy’s Adventures in the Eastern Seas.

With 8 page Pictures by GORDON BROWNE.  5s.

The boy Nat and his uncle go on a voyage to the islands of the Eastern
seas to seek specimens in natural history, and their adventures there
are full of interest and excitement. The descriptions of Mr. Ebony,
their black comrade, and of the scenes of savage life sparkle with
genuine humour.

    "This book encourages independence of character, develops
    resource, and teaches a boy to keep his eyes open."--_Saturday
    Review_.


*The Golden Magnet:*

A Tale of the Land of the Incas.

With 12 page Illustrations by GORDON BROWNE.  3s.

The tale is of a romantic youth, who leaves home to seek his fortune in
South America.  He is accompanied by a faithful companion, who, in the
capacity both of comrade and henchman, does true service, and shows the
dogged courage of an English lad during their strange adventures.

    "There could be no more welcome present for a boy. There is not
    a dull page, and many will be read with breathless
    interest."--_Journal of Education_.


                                  (9)


                     *      *      *      *      *

[Illustration: _From THE DIAMOND SEEKERS_
By ERNEST GLANVILLE (See page 11)]


                                  (10)


                     *      *      *      *      *

*Dr. GORDON STABLES, R.N.*

*In the Great White Land:*

A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean.

With 6 Illustrations by J. A. WALTON.  3s. 6d.

This is a most fascinating story from beginning to end. It is a true
picture of what daring healthful British men and boys can do, written by
an author whose name is a household word wherever the English language
is spoken.  All is described with a master’s hand, and the plot is just
such as boys love.

    "The narrative goes with a swing and a dash from start to
    finish."--_Public Opinion_.



*ERNEST GLANVILLE*

*The Diamond Seekers:*

A Story of Adventure in South Africa.

With 8 Illustrations by WILLIAM RAINEY, R.I.  6s.

The discovery of the plan of the diamond mine, the dangers incurred in
reaching the wild, remote spot in an armoured wagon, and the many
incidents of farm and veldt life, are vividly described by an author who
knows the country well.

    "We have seldom seen a better story for boys."--_Guardian_.



*Capt. F. S. BRERETON, R.A.M.C.*

*One of the Fighting Scouts:*

A Tale of Guerrilla Warfare in South Africa.

With 8 Illustrations by STANLEY L. WOOD, and a Map.  5s.

This story deals with the guerrilla aspect of the Boer War, and shows
how George Ransome is compelled to leave his father’s farm and take
service with the British.  He is given the command of a band of scouts
as a reward for gallantry, and with these he punishes certain rebels for
a piece of rascality, and successfully attacks Botha’s commando.  Thanks
to his knowledge of the veldt he is of signal service to his country,
and even outwits the redoubtable De Wet.

    "Altogether an unusually good story."--_Yorkshire Post_.


*Under the Spangled Banner:*

A Tale of the Spanish-American War.

With 8 Illustrations by PAUL HARDY.  5s.

Hal Marchant is in Cuba before the commencement of hostilities.  A
Spaniard who has been frustrated in an attempt to rob Hal’s employer
attacks the hacienda and is defeated, but turns the tables by denouncing
Hal as a spy.  The hero makes good his escape from Santiago, and
afterwards fights for America both on land and at sea.  The story gives
a vivid and at the same time accurate account of this memorable
struggle.

    "Just the kind of book that a boy would delight
    in."--_Schoolmaster_.


                                  (11)


                     *      *      *      *      *

*FREDERICK HARRISON*

*The Boys of Wynport College.*

With 6 Illustrations by HAROLD COPPING.  3s.  _New Edition_.

The hero and his chums differ as widely in character as in personal
appearance.  We have Patrick O’Fflahertie, the good-natured Irish boy;
Jack Brookes, the irrepressible humorist; Davie Jackson, the
true-hearted little lad, on whose haps and mishaps the plot to a great
extent turns; and the hero himself, who finds in his experiences at
Wynport College a wholesome corrective of a somewhat lax home training.

    "A book which no well-regulated school-boy should be
    without."--_Whitehall Review_.



*LÉON GOLSCHMANN*

*Boy Crusoes:*

A Story of the Siberian Forest.

Adapted from the Russian by LÉON GOLSCHMANN.

With 6 page Illustrations by J. FINNEMORE, R.I.  3s. 6d.

Two Russian lads are so deeply impressed by reading Robinson Crusoe that
they run away from home. They lose their way in a huge trackless forest,
and for two years are kept busy hunting for food, fighting against
wolves and other enemies, and labouring to increase their comforts,
before they are rescued.

    "This is a story after a boy’s own heart."--_Nottingham
    Guardian_.



*MEREDITH FLETCHER*

Every Inch a Briton:

A School story

With 6 page Illustrations by SYDNEY COWELL.  3s. 6d.

This story is written from the point of view of an ordinary boy, who
gives an animated account of a young public-schoolboy’s life. No moral
is drawn; yet the story indicates a kind of training that goes to
promote veracity, endurance, and enterprise; and of each of several of
the characters it might be truly said, he is worthy to be called, "Every
Inch a Briton".

    "In _Every Inch a Briton_ Mr. Meredith Fletcher has scored a
    success."--_Manchester Guardian_.



*EDGAR PICKERING*

*In Press-Gang Days.*

With 4 illustrations by W. S. STACEY.  2s. 6d.  _New Edition_.

In this story Harry Waring is caught by the Press-gang and carried on
board His Majesty’s ship _Sandwich_. He takes part in the mutiny of the
Nore, and shares in some hard fighting on board the _Phoenix_.  He is
with Nelson, also, at the storming of Santa Cruz, and the battle of the
Nile.

    "It is of Marryat, that friend of our boyhood, we think as we
    read this delightful story; for it is not only a story of
    adventure, with incidents well-conceived and arranged, but the
    characters are interesting and well-distinguished."--_Academy_.


                                  (12)


                     *      *      *      *      *

*FRED SMITH*

*The Boyhood of a Naturalist.*

With 6 page Illustrations.  3s. 6d.  _New Edition_.

Few lovers of Nature have given to the world a series of recollections
so entertaining, so vigorous, and so instinct with life as these
delightful reminiscences.  The author takes the reader with him in the
rambles in which he spent the happiest hours of his boyhood, a humble
observer of the myriad forms of life in field and copse, by stream and
hedgerow.

    "We cannot too highly recommend the book to all
    readers."--_Guardian_.


*The World of Animal Life.*

Edited by Fred Smith.  Profusely Illustrated with Engravings after F.
SPECHT and other eminent artists.  5s.

The aim of _The World of Animal Life_ is to give in non-scientific
language an account of those inhabitants of the land, sea, and sky with
whose names we are all familiar, but concerning whose manner of life the
majority of us have only the haziest conceptions.

    "An admirable volume for the young mind enquiring after
    Nature.--_Birmingham Gazette_.



*EDGAR PICKERING*

_An Old-Time Yarn:*_

Adventures in the West Indies and Mexico with Hawkins and Drake.

With 6 page Illustrations by ALFRED PEARSE.  3s. 6d.

The hero sails from Plymouth in the flagship of Master John Hawkins.
Divers are the perils through which he passes. Chief of these are the
destruction of the English ships by the treacherous Spaniards, the fight
round the burning vessels, the journey of the prisoners to the city of
Mexico, the horrors of the Inquisition, and the final escape to England.

    "An excellent story of adventure....  The book is thoroughly to
    be recommended."--_Guardian_.



*CLIVE PHILLIPPS-WOLLEY*

*Gold, Gold in Cariboo:*

A Story of Adventure in British Columbia.

With 4 Illustrations by G. C. HINDLEY.  1s. 6d.  _New Edition_.

Ned Corbett, a young Englishman, and his companion set out with a
pack-train in order to obtain gold on the upper reaches of the Fraser
River.  After innumerable adventures, and a life-and-death struggle with
the Arctic weather of that wild region, they find the secret gold-mines
for which they have toilsomely searched.

    "It would be difficult to say too much in favour of _Gold, Gold
    in Cariboo_.  We have seldom read a more exciting tale of wild
    mining adventure in a singularly inaccessible country.  There is
    a capital plot, and the interest is sustained to the last
    page."--_The Times_.


                                  (13)


                     *      *      *      *      *

*ROBERT LEIGHTON*

*The Golden Galleon.*

With 6 Illustrations by W. RAINEY, R.I.  3s.  _New Edition_.

Gilbert Oglander, and his friend, Timothy Trollope, join in Lord Thomas
Howard’s expedition to intercept the Spanish treasure-fleet from the
West Indies, and are on board _The Revenge_ in the memorable fight
between that one little man-of-war and fifty-three great galleons of
Spain. After the battle come storm and shipwreck, and the lads, having
drifted for days, find refuge on board a derelict galleon, whence they
are rescued and brought home to England.

    "A well-constructed and lively historical
    romance."--_Spectator_.



*S. BARING-GOULD*

*Grettir the Outlaw:*

A Story of Iceland in the days of the Vikings.

With 6 page Illustrations by M. ZENO DIEMER.  3s.

A narrative of adventure of the most romantic kind. No boy will be able
to withstand the magic of such scenes as the fight of Grettir with the
twelve bearserks, the wrestle with Karr the Old in the chamber of the
dead, the combat with the spirit of Glam the thrall, and the defence of
the dying Grettir by his younger brother.

    "Has a freshness, a freedom, a sense of sun and wind and the
    open air, which make it irresistible."--_National Observer_.



*C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE*

*The Captured Cruiser:*

or, Two Years from Land.

With 6 page Illustrations by F. BRANGWYN.  3s. 6d.

The central incidents deal with the capture, during the war between
Chili and Peru, of an armed cruiser. The heroes and their companions
break from prison in Valparaiso, board this warship in the night,
overpower the watch, escape to sea under the fire of the forts, and
finally, after marvellous adventures, lose the cruiser among the
icebergs near Cape Horn.

    "The two lads and the two skippers are admirably drawn. Mr. Hyne
    has now secured a position in the first rank of writers of
    fiction for boys."--_Spectator_.


*Stimson’s Reef:*

With 4 page illustrations by W. S. STACEY.  2s. 6d.

This is the extended log of a cutter which sailed from the Clyde to the
Amazon in search of a gold reef. It relates how they discovered the
buccaneer’s treasure in the Spanish Main, fought the Indians, turned
aside the river Jamary by blasting, and so laid bare the gold of
Stimson’s Reef.

    "Few stories come within hailing distance of _Stimson’s Reef_ in
    startling incidents and hairbreadth escapes. It may almost vie
    with Mr. R. L. Stevenson’s _Treasure Island_."--_Guardian_.


                                  (14)


                     *      *      *      *      *

[Illustration: _From ONE OF THE FIGHTING SCOUTS_
BY CAPT. F. S. BRERETON. (See page 11)]


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*R. STEAD*

*Grit Will Tell:*

The Adventures of a Barge-boy.

With 4 Illustrations by D. CARLETON SMYTH.  Cloth, 2s. 6d.

A lad whose name has been lost amidst early buffetings by hard fortune
suffers many hardships at the hands of a bargeman, his master, and runs
away.  The various adventures and experiences with which he meets on the
road to success, the bear-hunt in which he takes part, and the battle at
which he acts as war correspondent, form a story of absorbing interest
and after a boy’s own heart.

    "A thoroughly wholesome and attractive book."--_Graphic_.



*HARRY COLLINGWOOD*

*The Pirate Island.*

With 6 page Illustrations by C. J. STANILAND and J. R. WELLS. 3s.  _New
Edition_.

By a deed of true gallantry the hero’s whole destiny is charmed, and,
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ultimately succeed in effecting their escape.

    "A capital story of the sea; indeed in our opinion the author is
    superior in some respects as a marine novelist to the
    better-known Mr. Clark Russell."--_Times_.



*FLORENCE COOMBE*

*Boys of the Priory School.*

With 4 page Illustrations by HAROLD COPPING.  2s. 6d.

The interest centres in the relations of Raymond and Hal Wentworth, and
the process by which Raymond, the hero of the school, learns that in the
person of his ridiculed cousin there beats a heart more heroic than his
own.

    "It is an excellent work of its class, cleverly illustrated with
    ’real boys’ by Mr. Harold Copping."--_Literature_.



*JOHN C. HUTCHESON*

*Afloat at Last:*

A Sailor Boy’s Log

With 6 Page Illustrations by W. H. OVEREND.  3s. 6d.

From the stowing of the vessel in the Thames to her recovery from the
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the perils of flight from, and fight with, the pirates of the China
Seas.

    "As healthy and breezy a book as one could wish."--_Academy_.


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*ETHEL F. HEDDLE*

*A Mystery of St. Rule’s.*

With 8 Illustrations by G. DEMAIN HAMMOND, R.I.  6s. _Illustrated
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    "The author has been amazingly successful in keeping her secret
    almost to the end.  Yet the mystery attending a stolen diamond
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*KATHARINE TYNAN*

Girl of Galway.

With 8 full-page Illustrations by JOHN H. BACON.  6s.

When Bertha Grace is on the threshold of young womanhood, she goes to
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is his evil genius.  How she keeps faith with her mother and finds her
own fate, through many strange adventures, is the subject of the story.

    "Full of the poetic charm we are accustomed to find in the works
    of that gifted writer."--_World_.



*CAROLINE AUSTIN*

*Cousin Geoffrey and I.*

With 6 full-page Illustrations by W. PARKINSON.  3s.

The only daughter of a country gentleman finds herself unprovided for at
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Geoffrey, who at length meets with a serious accident for which she is
held responsible.  She makes a brave attempt to earn her own livelihood,
until a startling event brings her cousin Geoffrey and herself together
again.

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    developed."--_Saturday Review_.


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*ELLINOR DAVENPORT ADAMS*

*A Queen among Girls.*

With 6 Illustrations by HAROLD COPPING.  Cloth, 3s. 6d.

Augusta Pembroke is the head of her school, the favourite of her
teachers and fellow-pupils, who are attracted by her fearless and
independent nature and her queenly bearing. She dreams of a
distinguished professional career; but the course of her life is changed
suddenly by pity for her timid little brother Adrian, the victim of his
guardian-uncle’s harshness. The story describes the daring means adopted
by Augusta for Adrian’s relief.

    "An interesting and well-written narrative, in which humour and
    a keen eye for character unite to produce a book happily adapted
    for modern maidens."--_Globe_.


*A Girl of To-Day.*

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"What are Altruists?" humbly asks a small boy. "They are only people who
try to help others," replies the Girl of To-Day.  To help their poorer
neighbours, the boys and girls of Woodend band themselves together into
the Society of Altruists. That they have plenty of fun is seen in the
shopping expedition and in the successful Christmas entertainment.

    "It is a spirited story.  The characters are true to nature and
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*FRANCES ARMSTRONG*

*A Girl’s Loyalty.*

With 6 Illustrations by JOHN H. BACON.  Cloth, 3s. 6d. _New Edition_.

When she was still but a child, Helen Grant received from her
grandfather, on his death-bed, a secret message. The brief words
remained fast in her memory, and dominated her whole career. She was
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need.  For the girl was possessed of that quick courage which leaps up
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right.

    "The one book for girls that stands out this year is Miss
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*G. NORWAY*

*A True Cornish Maid.*

With 6 page Illustrations by J. FINNEMORE.  3s. 6d.

The heroine of the tale is sister to a young fellow who gets into
trouble in landing a contraband cargo on the Cornish coast.  In his
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    "The success of the year has fallen, we think, to Mrs. Norway,
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[Illustration: _From A MYSTERY OF ST. RULE’S_
By ETHEL F. HEDDLE.  (See page 17)]


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*ROSA MULHOLLAND* (LADY GILBERT)

*The Girls of Banshee Castle.*

With 6 Illustrations by JOHN H. BACON.  Cloth, 3s. 6d. _New Edition_.

Three girls, with an old governess, migrate from Kensington to the West
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made heartily welcome in the cabins of the peasantry, where they learn
many weird and curious tales from the folk-lore of the district.  An
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    "Is told with grace, and brightened by a knowledge of Irish
    folk-lore, making it a perfect present for a girl in her
    teens."--_Truth_.


*Gianetta:*

A Girl’s Story of Herself.

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The story of a changeling who is suddenly transferred to the position of
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*ANNIE E. ARMSTRONG*

Violet Vereker’s Vanity.

With 6 full-page Illustrations by G. DEMAIN HAMMOND, R.I.  3s. 6d.

The heroine was an excellent girl in most respects. But she had one
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which are sure to delight the reader.

    "A book for girls that we can heartily recommend, for it is
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*ALICE CORKRAN*

*Margery Merton’s Girlhood.*

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The experiences of an orphan girl who in infancy is left by her
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    "_Margery Merton’s Girlhood_ is a piece of true literature, as
    dainty as it is delicate, and as sweet as it is
    simple."--_Woman’s World_.


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*ELIZA F. POLLARD*

*For the Red Rose.*

With 4 Illustrations by JAMES DURDEN.  2s. 6d.

A gipsy finds a little girl in the forest of Wimbourne, after the
sacking of the castle by the Yorkists. He carries her to the camp and
she is adopted by the tribe.  The story tells how, when some years later
Margaret of Anjou and her son are wrecked on the coast of England, the
gipsy girl follows the fortunes of the exiled queen, and by what curious
chain of events her own origin is discovered.

    "This is a good story, and of special interest to lovers of
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*MRS. E. J. LYSAGHT*

*Brother and Sister:*

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A story showing, by the narrative of the vicissitudes and struggles of a
family which has "come down in the world", and of the brave endeavours
of its two younger members, how the pressure of adversity is mitigated
by domestic affection, mutual confidence, and hopeful honest effort.

    "A pretty story, and well told.  The plot is cleverly
    constructed, and the moral is excellent."--_Athæneum_.



*ANNE BEALE*

*The Heiress of Courtleroy.*

With 8 full-page Illustrations by T. C. H. CASTLE.  5s.

Mimica, the heroine, comes to England as an orphan, and is coldly
received by her uncle.  The girl has a brave nature, however, and
succeeds in saving the estate from ruin and in reclaiming her uncle from
the misanthropical disregard of his duties as a landlord.

    "One of the very best of girl’s books we have seen."--_Sheffield
    Telegraph_.



*SARAH TYTLER*

*A Loyal Little Maid.*

With 4 page Illustrations by PAUL HARDY.  2s. 6d.

This pretty story is founded on a romantic episode of Mar’s rebellion. A
little girl has information which concerns the safety of her father in
hiding, and this she firmly refuses to divulge to a king’s officer.  She
is lodged in the Tolbooth, where she finds a boy champion, whom in
future years she rescues in Paris from the _lettre de cachet_ which
would bury him in the Bastille.

    "Has evidently been a pleasure to write, and makes very
    enjoyable reading."--_Literature_.


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[Illustration: _From THE FAIRCLOUGH FAMILY_
By MRS. HENRY CLARKE.  (See page 24)]


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*GERALDINE MOCKLER*

*The Four Miss Whittingtons:*

A Story for Girls.

With 8 full-page Illustrations by CHARLES M. SHELDON.  5s.

This story tolls how four sisters, left alone in the world, went to
London to seek their fortunes.  They had between them £400, and this
they resolved to spend on training themselves for the different careers
for which they were severally most fitted. On their limited means this
was hard work, but their courageous experiment was on the whole very
successful.

    "A story of endeavour, industry, and independence of
    spirit."--_World_.



*ALICE STRONACH*

*A Newnham Friendship.*

With 6 full-page Illustrations by HAROLD COPPING.  3s. 6d.

A sympathetic description of life at Newnham College. After the tripos
excitements, some of the students leave their dream-world of study and
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real world.  Men students play their part in the story, and in the
closing chapters it is suggested that marriage has its place in a girl
graduate’s life.

    "Foremost among all the gift-books suitable for school-girls
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    Friendship_."--_Daily Graphic_.



*BESSIE MARCHANT*

*The Secret of the Everglades.*

With 4 Illustrations by A. A. DIXON.  2s. 6d.

The father of the Osneys is supposed to have been killed whilst trapping
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    "A fresh and original story of incident and adventure in the
    mysterious Florida swamps.  An excellent and engrossing
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*Three Girls on a Ranch:*

A Story of New Mexico.

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The Lovell family emigrate from England to New Mexico, where they settle
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have adventures of a perilous kind, and the story of their mishaps and
how they overcame them is throughout both exciting and stimulating.

    "A story with a fresh, bright theme, well handled."--_Nottingham
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    "A rousing book for young people."--_Queen_.


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*MRS. HENRY CLARKE*

*The Fairclough Family.*

With 6 Illustrations by G. D. HAMMOND, R.I.  Cloth, 3s. 6d.

It was matter for amazement when Ronald Hammersley fell in love with
Kathy Fairclough, who was considered a blue-stocking, instead of with
her younger sister Nell, whom Mrs. Hammersley had chosen for him.  Why
Mrs. Hammersley desired her wealthy stepson to marry one of Dr.
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the story.  But all ends well, and to the sound of marriage bells.

    "One of those stories which all girls enjoy."--_World_.



*J. M. CALLWELL*

*A Little Irish Girl.*

Illustrated by H. COPPING.  2s. 6s.

An orphaned family inherit a small property on the coast of Clare.  The
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    "Sure to prove of thrilling interest to both boys and
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*E. EVERETT-GREEN*

*Miriam’s Ambition.*

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Miriam’s ambition is to make someone happy, and her endeavour carries
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is so attractive.

    "Miss Everett-Green’s children are real British boys and girls,
    not small men and women.  Babs is a charming little
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*EMMA LESLIE*

*Gytha’s Message*

A Tale of Saxon England.

With Illustrations.  2s. 6d.

We get a glimpse of the stirring events taking place at that period; and
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    "This is a charmingly told story. It is the sort of book that
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    "Exactly hits the mark."--_Scotsman_.

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*Roundabout Rhymes.*

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*STEWART ORR--JOHN BRYMER*

*Gammon and Spinach:*

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*H. B. NEILSON--JOHN BRYMER*

*Games and Gambols.*

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    "Mr. Neilson has a positive genius for making animals
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    Children will revel in his work."--_Daily Graphic_.



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*The Animal Book.*

A Natural History for Little Folk.

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    "A work of the greatest value to the young."--_Eastern Morning
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[Illustration: _From SIX AND TWENTY BOYS AND GIRLS_
BY JOHN HASSALL--CLIFTON BINGHAM.  (See page 25)]


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    "The very perfection of a child’s alphabet and
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*Those Twins!*

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    "A merry story for young and old."--_World_.



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*Little Village Folk.*

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                     *STORIES BY GEORGE MAC DONALD*

                       (NEW AND UNIFORM EDITION)


*A Rough Shaking.*

With 12 page Illustrations by W. PARKINSON.  Crown 8vo, cloth elegant,
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Clare, the hero of the story, is a boy whose mother is killed at his
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grotesque earth-dwellers.


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[Illustration: SOME CHILDREN’S PICTURE-BOOKS (See page 32)]

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*"GRADUATED" STORIES AT A SHILLING*

Holidays at Sunnycroft.  By ANNIE S. SWAN.  New Edition.
At Lathom’s Siege.  By SARAH TYTLER.
Fleckie.  By BESSIE MARCHANT.
Elsie "Wins."  By ELLINOR DAVENPORT ADAMS.
Bears and Dacoits.  By G. A. HENTY.
Crusoes of the Frozen North.  By Dr. GORDON STABLES.
A Saxon Maid.  By ELIZA F. POLLARD.
Uncle Bob.  By MEREDITH FLETCHER.
Jack of Both Sides.  By FLORENCE COOMBE.
Do Your Duty!  By G. A. HENTY.
Terry.  By ROSA MULHOLLAND (Lady Gilbert).


*"GRADUATED" STORIES AT NINEPENCE*

Gipsy Dick.  By Mrs. HENRY CLARKE.
Two to One.  By FLORENCE COOMBE.
Cherrythorpe Fair.  By MABEL MACKNESS.
Little Greycoat.  By ELLINOR DAVENPORT ADAMS.
Tommy’s Trek.  By BESSIE MARCHANT.
That Boy Jim.  By Mrs. HENRY CLARKE.
The Adventures of Carlo.  By KATHARINE TYNAN.
The Shoeblack’s Cat.  By W. L. ROOPER.
Three Troublesome Monkeys.  By A. B. ROMNEY.
The Little Red Purse.  By JENNIE CHAPPELL.


*"GRADUATED" STORIES AT SIXPENCE*

Hi-Tum, Ti-Tum, and Scrub.  By JENNIE CHAPPELL.
Edie’s Adventures.  By GERALDINE MOCKLER.
Two Little Crusoes.  By A. B. ROMNEY.
The Lost Doll.  By JENNIE CHAPPELL.
Bunny and Furry.  By GERALDINE MOCKLER.
Bravest of All.  By MABEL MACKNESS.
Winnie’s White Frock.  By JENNIE CHAPPELL.
Lost Toby.  By M. S. HAYCRAFT.
A Boy Cousin.  By GERALDINE MOCKLER.
Travels of Fuzz and Buzz.  By GERALDINE MOCKLER.
Teddy’s Adventures.  By Mrs. HENRY CLARKE.


                                  (30)


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                     *NEW CHILDREN’S PICTURE-BOOKS*


Each of these books contains many full-page and other illustrations, a
number of which are in colour. The text is printed in bold type, and
comprises bright and humorous stories and rhymes, specially written for
the purpose.


                           *IN DOORS AND OUT*

                           *STORY-BOOK TIME*

Each contains 38 colour pages, over 40 full-page black-and-white
Illustrations, and a large number of Vignettes. Quarto, 10-1/8 inches by
7-3/4 inches, picture boards, 2s. 6d. each; cloth, gilt edges, 3s. 6d.
each.


                         *TWO SHILLING SERIES*

                _Quarto, 10-1/8 inches by 7-3/4 inches_

Faithful Friends.
My Book of Nursery Stories.
My Very Best Book.
Arm-chair Stories.
My Very Own Picture-Book.
Cosy Corner Stories.
Our Darling’s First Book

  Twenty pages in colour.  Cloth, gilt edges, 2s.; picture boards, 1s.


                         *EIGHTEENPENNY SERIES*

                 _Cloth, 5-1/2 inches by 6-7/8 inches_

My Pretty Picture-Book.
Sunbeams.


                           *SIXPENNY SERIES*

                _Quarto.  10-1/8 inches by 7-3/4 inches_

Bow-Wow Picture-Book.
Cats and Kits.
Friends at the Farm.
Once upon a Time.
Long, Long Ago.
Fairy Tales for Little Folk.
Smiles and Dimples.
Little Bright-Eyes.
For Kittie and Me.

As Nice as Nice Can Be.
Round the Mulberry Bush.
Little Rosebud.
For My Little Darling.
For Dolly and Me.
My Own Story-Book.
Play-time Pictures.
Bed-time Stories.
For Little Chicks.

         The cover and seven pages in colour.  Picture boards.


                    *ONE SHILLING SCRIPTURE SERIES*

        _Picture boards.  Quarto, 10-1/8 inches by 7-3/4 inches_

                    Stories from the Life of Christ

  Twenty pages in colour.  Picture boards, 1s.; cloth, gilt edges, 2s.


                      *SIXPENNY SCRIPTURE SERIES*

Glad Tidings
The Good Shepherd
Gentle Jesus


                                  (32)


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