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                                  THE
                           BOOK REVIEW DIGEST
                          [ANNUAL CUMULATION]
                               VOLUME II
                  BOOK REVIEWS OF 1906 IN ONE ALPHABET


                      DESCRIPTIVE NOTES WRITTEN BY
                         JUSTINA LEAVITT WILSON

                          DIGEST OF REVIEWS BY
                        CLARA ELIZABETH FANNING


                              MINNEAPOLIS
                        THE H. W. WILSON COMPANY
                                  1906

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                                CONTENTS


 Preface
 Publications from which Digests of Reviews are Made
 Book Review Digest Devoted to the Valuation of Current Literature
    Digests of Reviews appearing in January-December, 1906 magazines
   A
   B
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   D
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   F
   G
   H
   I
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   K
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                                PREFACE.


This volume is the second annual cumulation of the Book Review Digest.
In the main it includes the books of 1906 that have been commented upon
by the best critics. It aims, on the one hand, to record truthfully the
scope, character and subject content of books as they appear, and, on
the other, to supplement this descriptive information from month to
month with excerpts culled from the best current criticism appearing in
forty-five English and American magazines which make a prominent feature
of book reviews, thus furnishing to the librarian and bookseller a basis
for the evaluation of books.

Frequently the best reviews of a book appear during the year following
its publication, so in this volume will be found supplementary excerpts
relating to books which were entered in the 1905 annual.

It will also be observed that a number of entries include only the
descriptive note. These titles look to the year 1907 to furnish the
material for appraisal, and excerpts will be published in current
numbers of the Digest as fast as reviews appear.

                                                            THE EDITORS.

                  *       *       *       *       *

During the first year of the Cumulative Book Review Digest’s existence
the question of its being entered as second class matter was pending. It
was finally ruled out on account of the cumulative idea. So the second
year a new name and a new plan which would meet the postal requirements
cut off the recognition of the first volume, and the Book Review Digest
was launched as volume one. Now that the post office ruling has been
reversed, the present volume may take its place chronologically as
volume two of our series.

                                                         THE PUBLISHERS.



          Publications from which Digests of Reviews are Made


 Acad.—Academy. $4. Southampton St., Strand, London, W. C.
 Am. Hist. R.—American Historical Review. $4. 66 Fifth Ave., New York.
 Am. J. Soc.—American Journal of Sociology. $2. University of Chicago
    Press, Chicago, Ill.
 Am. J. Theol.—American Journal of Theology. $3. University of Chicago
    Press, Chicago, Ill.
 Ann. Am. Acad.—Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social
    Science. $6. Philadelphia.
 Arena.—Arena. $2.50. Albert Brandt, Trenton, N. J.
 Astrophys. J.—Astrophysical Journal. $4. University of Chicago Press,
    Chicago, Ill.
 Ath.—Athenæum. $4.25. Bream’s Buildings, Chancery Lane, E. C., London.
 Atlan.—Atlantic Monthly. $4. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 4 Park St.,
    Boston, Mass.
 Bib World.—Biblical World. $2. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
 Bookm.—Bookman. $2. Dodd, Mead & Co., 372 5th Ave., N. Y.
 Bot. Gaz.—Botanical Gazette. $5. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
 Cath. World.—Catholic World. $3. 120–122 W. 60th St., New York.
 Critic—Merged into Putnam’s on October 1, 1906.
 Dial.—Dial. $2. Fine Arts Building, Chicago, Ill.
 Educ. R.—Educational Review. $3. Educational Review Pub. Co., Columbia
    University, N. Y.
 El. School T.—Elementary School Teacher. $1.50. University of Chicago
    Press, Chicago.
 Eng. Hist. R.—English Historical Review. $6. Longmans, Green, and Co.,
    39 Paternoster Row, London, E. C.
 Engin. N.—Engineering News. $5. 220 Broadway, New York.
 Forum.—Forum, $2. Forum Publishing Co., 123 E. 23d St., N. Y.
 Hibbert J.—Hibbert Journal. $3. Williams & Norgate, London.
 Ind.—Independent. $2. 130 Fulton St., N. Y.
 Int. J. Ethics.—International Journal of Ethics. $2.50. 1415 Locust
    St., Philadelphia.
 Int. Studio.—International Studio. $5. John Lane, 67 5th Av., N. Y.
 J. Geol.—Journal of Geology. $3. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
 J. Philos.—Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods.
    $3. Science Press, Lancaster, Pa.
 J. Pol. Econ.—Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago
    Press, Chicago, Ill.
 Lit. D.—Literary Digest. $3. 44–60 East 23d Street, New York.
 Lond. Times.—London Times (literary supplement to weekly edition),
    London, England.
 Mod. Philol.—Modern Philology. $3. University of Chicago Press,
    Chicago, Ill.
 Nation.—Nation. $3. P. O. Box 794, New York.
 Nature.—Nature. $6.25. 66 Fifth Ave., New York.
 N. Y. Times.—New York Times Saturday Review, New York.
 Outlook.—Outlook. $3. Outlook Co., 287 4th Ave., New York.
 Philos. R.—Philosophical Review. $3. Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
 Phys. R.—Physical Review. $5. Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
 Pol. Sci. Q.—Political Science Quarterly. $3. Ginn & Co., 29 Beacon
    St., Boston.
 Psychol. Bull.—Psychological Bulletin. $2. 41 North Queen St.,
    Lancaster, Pa.
 Pub. Opin.—Public Opinion. Merged July 7, 1906 with the Literary
    Digest.
 Putnam’s—Putnam’s Monthly and the Critic. $3. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 27 &
    29 W. 23rd St., New York.
 Reader.—Reader Magazine. $3. Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis, Ind.
 R. of Rs.—Review of Reviews. $2.50. Review of Reviews Co., 13 Astor
    Place, New York.
 Sat. R.—Saturday Review. $7.50. 33 Southampton St., Strand, London.
 School R.—School Review. $1.50. University of Chicago Press, Chicago,
    Ill.
 Science, n.s.—Science (new series). $5. Garrison-on-Hudson, N. Y.
 Spec.—Spectator. $7.50. 1 Wellington St., Strand, London.
 Yale R.—Yale Review. $3. New Haven, Conn.

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS:

  =Abbreviations of Publishers’ Names= will be found in the Publishers’
    Directory at the end of The Cumulative Book Index.

  =An Asterisk (*) before the price indicates= those books sold at a
    limited discount and commonly known as net books. Books subject to
    the rules of the American Publishers’ Association are marked by a
    double asterisk (**) when the bookseller is required to maintain the
    list price; by a dagger (†) when the maximum discount is fixed at 20
    and 10 per cent, as is allowable in the case of fiction.

  =The plus and minus signs= preceding the names of the magazines
    indicate the degree of favor or disfavor of the entire review.

  =In the reference to a magazine=, the first number refers to the
    volume, the next to the page and the letters to the date.

  =No book previously noticed= has its descriptive note reprinted. Books
    noticed for the first time this month have descriptive note which is
    set off from excerpts by a dash.

                  *       *       *       *       *

The publications, named above, undoubtedly represent the leading reviews
of the English-speaking world. Few libraries are able to subscribe for
all and the smaller libraries are supplied with comparatively few of the
periodicals from which the digests are to be culled. For this reason the
digest will be of greater value to the small libraries, since it places
at their disposal, in most convenient form, a vast amount of valuable
information about books, which would not otherwise be available.

We shall endeavor to make the descriptive notes so comprehensive, and
the digests so full and accurate, that librarians who do not have access
to the reviews themselves, will be able to arrive at substantially
correct appreciations of the value of the books reviewed.

This is particularly true in regard to the English periodicals, which
are practically out of the reach of the ordinary library; we shall
endeavor to make the digest of these reviews so complete that there will
be little occasion to refer to the original publications.



                           Book Review Digest
             Devoted to the Valuation of Current Literature
    Digests of Reviews appearing in January-December, 1906 magazines



                                   A


=Abbot, Henry L.= Problems of the Panama canal. $1.50. Macmillan.

    + + =Ind.= 59: 1347. D. 7, ’05. 120w.


=Abbott, G. F.= Through India with the prince. *$3.50. Longmans.

  As special correspondent for the Calcutta Statesman, Mr. Abbott
  accompanied the Prince and Princess of Wales on their recent tour
  thru’ India. The author gives the route of the royal party making the
  description interesting with receptions and fêtes; he records
  observations socially and politically; he “touches on every imaginable
  topic that India offers to a writer.” (Dial.) “Disposed to be
  epigrammatic, sarcastic, and ironical, in epigram he is sometimes
  betrayed into excess.” (Lond. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The style is, as the French say, ‘tortured,’ or, in other words,
  there is some straining after effect. We are, nevertheless, able to
  commend Mr. Abbott’s volume: and his photographs are among the best of
  the many good Indian photographs we have seen.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 478. Ap. 21. 810w.

  “The want of descriptive power and the too pronounced personal note
  are the two blemishes that detract from the main value of the book,
  which is found in the writer’s comments and observations on the
  political status of India.” H. E. Coblentz.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 362. Je. 1, ’06. 580w.

  “Mr. Abbott made lively use of his exceptional opportunities and shows
  himself to be a man of, at any rate, independent judgment.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 134. Ap. 12, ’06. 870w.

  “He has not written daily newspaper ‘stories,’ but a book that will
  quite probably endure.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 342. My. 26, ’06. 160w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 530. Ap. 28, ’06. 260w.

  “He had opportunities of seeing pageants, and we allow that he has a
  gift for describing them. But where is his call to deal with the
  ‘serious problems of British rule?’”

      – =Spec.= 96: 624. Ap. 21, ’06. 250w.


=Abbott, Lyman.= Christian ministry. **$1.50. Houghton.

  “The book is a valuable one for the modern ministry. It is full of
  reality, of suggestion, and of inspiration.” J. M. English.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 384. Ap. ’06. 830w.

  “The book is characterized by keen analysis, comprehensive thought,
  practical interest, and by vigorous and clean-cut expression.” E. A.
  Hanley.

    + + =Bib. World.= 27: 394. My. ’06. 350w.

    + – =Cath. World.= 82: 556. Ja. ’06. 210w.


=Acton, Sir John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st baron.= Lord Acton
and his circle; ed. by Abbot [Francis Aidan] Gasquet. *$4.50. Longmans.

  The letters of Lord Acton render a direct service in throwing light on
  a personality little known and little understood. “With the exception
  of a few letters written to Mr. Wetherell, all those here published
  were addressed to Richard Simpson, one of the most brilliant though
  least famous of the Oxford converts to Rome, and they are all
  concerned with the conduct of ‘The rambler,’ ‘The home and foreign
  review,’ and the other periodicals which occupied the energetic youth
  of Acton.... We see in the letters how thoroughly Acton was imbued
  with the principle of growth in religious thought.... We get a series
  of interesting glances into European and Papal politics before either
  Bismarck had won his laurels or the Pope had lost his crown.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It may be said of the letters as a whole that they will possess most
  importance to the liberal section of English Catholics, for whom,
  indeed, the book seems to have been written.”

      + =Acad.= 71: 301. S. 29, ’06. 1530w.

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 472. O. 20. 1510w.

  “On the whole the picture of Lord Acton as it appears in this volume
  is a very favorable one.”

    + + =Cath. World.= 84: 401. D. ’06. 1560w.

  “Attractively edited.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 808. D. 1, ’06. 190w.

  “The letters contained in the present volume are of surpassing
  interest.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 102: sup. 3. O. 13, ’06. 1310w.

  “The editor has done his work of annotating the letters and explaining
  the allusions admirably; and it could not have been an easy task.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 621. O. 27, ’06. 1200w.


=Adams, Andy.= Cattle brands. †$1.50. Houghton.

  Life on the frontier in the eighties is vividly portrayed in the
  fourteen stories which Mr. Adams, “a veteran cowboy,” has included in
  this volume. These are tales “of the desperado; of man-to-man
  difficulties; of queer characters; the adventures of the cowboy in the
  field of politics, the capture of outlaws by rangers; and the ransom
  of rich rancheros who have been kidnapped.” Some titles are: Drifting
  North, Bad Medicine, A winter round-up, A college vagabond, The double
  trail, Rangering, and The story of a poker steer.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “These stories are somewhat slight in texture, more suited to the
  ephemeral needs of a magazine than a bound volume, but they have a
  ring of sincerity about them and an insight into essentials.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 577. Je. 16, ’06. 280w.

  “To many people they will seem more enjoyable than the longer stories
  by Mr. Adams. Their merit lies wholly in the obvious truth to life of
  the scenes.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 571. Je. ’06. 60w.

  “The new book will seem to most readers too much like an echo of ‘The
  log of a cowboy’ to allow of its producing the same effect of
  sincerity.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 197. Mr. 31, ’06. 570w.

  Reviewed by Louise Collier Willcox.

    – + =North American.= 183: 120. Jl. ’06. 200w.


=Adams, Frederick Upham.= Bottom of the well. †$1.50. Dillingham.

  The capture of a smuggling craft by a revenue cutter off the Jamaica
  coast brings into view the hero of Mr. Adams’ story, a lad of twelve,
  the charge of the smugglers. Once separated from them, he is adopted
  and educated by a titled Englishman. From England the scene shifts to
  New York where young Stanley Deane espouses the cause of some much
  abused strikers whose plans brew within the four walls of the “Well.”
  He is convicted of murder, but cleared of the charge when the supposed
  victim dramatically appears and reads a serious lecture to the
  supporters of a police system that “makes justice a market place for
  the employment of incompetence and the enriching of pettifoggers.”


=Adams, Samuel.= Writings of Samuel Adams; ed. by H. A. Cushing. *$5.
Putnam.

  “In one respect this volume is superior to the first. It indicates
  with care the reason for attributing newspaper letters and other
  papers to Adams. Little more if anything can be demanded. The notes
  are numerous and helpful.” A. C. McLaughlin.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 910. Jl. ’06. 1010w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “Mr. Cushing has followed Wells too closely, and has not made such a
  careful, critical study of the contributions to journals as to give
  his decision the requisite weight.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 55. Jl. 19, ’06. 460w. (Review of v. 2.)


=Adams, Thomas Sewall, and Sumner, Helen L.= Labor problems: a text
book; ed. by Prof. R. T. Ely. *$1.60. Macmillan.

  “The ground covered has not been well covered in any other text book.
  The scope of this book is unusually broad.” John Cummings.

    + – =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 396. Je. ’06. 1360w.


=Addison, Mrs. Julia de Wolf.= Art of the National gallery: a critical
survey of the schools and painters as represented in the British
collection. **$2. Page.

  “Will be likely to hold its own for several generations.”

  + + + =Acad.= 70: 617. Je. 30, ’06. 220w.

  “Is brightly and sympathetically written.”

      + =Int. Studio.= 27: 372. Je. ’06. 60w.

  “Is for a person visiting the gallery who has a fair general knowledge
  of art, one who would like to be guided by impressionistic criticism
  rather than by accepted scientific connoisseurship.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 927. D. 30, ’05. 300w.

    + – =Spec.= 96: 588. Ap. 14, ’06. 60w.


=Adler, Elkan Nathan.= About Hebrew manuscripts. *$2.50. Oxford.

  Nine detached pieces compose this group: Some missing chapters of Ben
  Sira; An ancient bookseller’s catalogue; Professor Blau on the Bible
  as a book; A letter of Menasseh Ben Israel; Jewish literature and the
  diaspora; The humours of Hebrew mss.; The romance of Hebrew printing:
  and Zur jüdisch-persischen litteratur, by Prof. Bacher.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Much of his work is, of course, tentative: but he at the same time
  provides very useful material for further study.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 666. Je. 2. 230w.

  “To the true book worm, to the man who loves ‘erudition’ for its own
  sake without looking very deep for the substantial contents of rare
  prints or manuscripts, this work will be welcome.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 21. Ja. 4, ’06. 580w.


=Adler, Felix.= Essentials of spirituality. **$1. Pott.

  “In fact Dr. Adler does not mean quite what he says. His theory
  followed logically would lead us all into a moral Nirvana.” Edward
  Fuller.

    + – =Critic.= 48: 214. Mr. ’06. 170w.

  “Four popular addresses which are very readable and elevating in
  tone.” E. L. Norton.

    + + =J. Philos.= 3: 413. Jl. 19, ’06. 1600w.


=Adler, Felix.= Religion of duty. **$1.20. McClure.

  Reviewed by George Hodges.

        =Atlan.= 97: 419. Mr. ’06. 130w.


=Aflalo, Moussa.= Truth about Morocco; an indictment of the British
foreign office; with introd. by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. *$2. Lane.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 41. Ja. 20, ’06. 90w.


=Agnus, Orme, pseud. (John C. Higginbotham).= Sarah Tuldon. [+]75c.
Little.

  A popular edition of a 1904 book. Sarah Tuldon, an English peasant
  girl, is the type of heroine which one expects to find in historical
  novels, but her spirit, energy, good commonsense and generosity are
  directed towards leavening sordid conditions among the laboring
  classes. She is self-reared from most unpromising surroundings, and
  thru never-wearying perseverance reaches a position of self-command
  and generalship in her community.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Its greatest claim to importance lies in the artistic and sympathetic
  treatment the author has given the subject.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 326. My. 19, ’06. 150w.


=Ainger, Alfred.= Lectures and essays. 2v. *$5. Macmillan.

  Canon Ainger, “of blessed memory, never forgot in the pulpit that he
  was a man of letters, or out of it that he was a clergyman.” In these
  volumes, he “ranges over a wide field, from Chaucer to Tennyson,
  giving five lectures and two essays to Shakespeare, and writing also
  of Swift, Cowper, Burns, Scott, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Charles Lamb,
  Dickens, of children’s books, of actors, modern plays, conversation,
  of wit, and of euphuism.” (Spec.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The saving grace in Canon Ainger was his appreciation of perfect
  language. In his critical estimates we think he very often wandered
  wide.”

  + + – =Acad.= 69: 1220. N. 25, ’05. 1250w.

  “Had the Royal institution lectures been omitted, our judgment might
  have been much more favourable.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 289. Mr. 10. 2180w.

  “That the author has found the secret of charm in literature no one
  who is familiar with his genial and sympathetic work on Lamb needs to
  be reminded.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 284. Mr. ’06. 100w.

  “The two volumes are likely to find contented readers best among those
  who look for a discussion of style and obvious quality rather than
  verbal felicities and critical niceties.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 687. Mr. 22, ’06. 350w.

    + + =Lond. Times.= 4: 415. D. 1, ’05. 1010w.

  “The two volumes will not take rank as permanent additions to the
  literature of the English essay, but they form most agreeable
  reading.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 324. F. 10, ’06. 210w.

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 256. F. ’06. 80w.

  “Sanity and sympathy is the keynote of these essays.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 100: 781. D. 16, ’05. 1570w

  “It is, indeed, no small merit in a writer when he expresses his most
  subtle thought with the lucidity, ease, and completeness that are to
  be found here.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: sup. 118. Ja. 27, ’06. 1570w.


=Alden, Raymond MacDonald.= Knights of the silver shield; with il. by
Katharine H. Greenland. †$1.25. Bobbs.

  Out of such ingredients as castles, knights, giants, palaces and
  fairies, the author has fashioned a story for little people abounding
  in good deeds and true.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 60w.


=Aldin, Cecil Charles Windsor.= Gay dog; pictured by Cecil Aldin.
†$1.50. Dutton.

  Mr. Aldin’s “gay dog” is a bull terrier owned by an actress. And the
  creature is as veritable a bit of canine irresponsibility and
  pomposity as one could imagine. He indulges in the fun-loving,
  care-free pursuits of his mistress, gets into scrapes, and is finally
  sent into the country to recuperate. His dog-philosophy is this: “Some
  dogs are too readily imposed upon—not I.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “No display of cleverness quite compensates for unsuitability in
  choice of subject-matter.”

      – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 796. D. 9. 30w.

  “The text is poor, but Mr. Aldin’s drawings have some spirit.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 4: 432. D. 8, ’05. 60w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 870. D. 9, ’05. 150w.

  “This year of a dog’s life is very amusing.”

      + =Spec.= 95: sup. 907. D. 2, ’05. 50w.


=Aldington, Mrs. A. E.= Love letters that caused a divorce. [+]75c.
Dillingham.

  The title is quite self-explanatory of the contents of the book. A
  series of letters which at first intend no harm, grow to the
  proportion of Platonic missives, and later become the unlicensed
  love-letters that cause a separation.


=Aldis, Janet.= Madame Geoffrin, her salon and her times. **$2.75.
Putnam.

  From the journals and letters of friends have been gathered the
  interesting phases of a unique salonist’s life. Madame Geoffrin was “a
  homely bourgeoise without rank and connections,” yet able to draw
  about her kings and princes, dukes and maréchals, in short, the
  literary, artistic and social lights of all Europe. Aside from being
  simply a diversion, the book sets forth much economic and social
  history of the latter half of the eighteenth century.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The central story is well enough told, though in rather a rambling
  manner.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 282. Mr. 24, ’06. 670w.

  “The scraps of information of which it is made up are of exactly the
  right kind. We cannot commend the style of the book, which is
  unpleasantly jerky.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 71. Ja. 20. 1340w.

  “A most interesting volume.”

    + + =Critic.= 47: 573. D. ’05. 100w.

  “It is an extremely vivacious and interesting throng of men and women
  that pass before us in the pages. The author is an amiable and
  communicative cicerone.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 236. Ap. 1, ’06. 510w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 40. Jl. 5, ’06. 660w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 45. F. 9, ’06. 1060w.

      + =Nation.= 82: 55. Ja. 18, ’06. 270w.

  “The volume is remarkably crisp and concise in its treatment of
  material which in many hands would have remained an incoherent medley,
  and, what is of prime importance in a work of this kind, its clever
  and sprightly pages slacken to no dull word.” Jessie B. Rittenhouse.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 30. Ja. 20, ’06. 1250w.

  “It is bright, easy, extremely anecdotal, and studded with
  word-miniatures of the notables of the day.”

    + + =Outlook.= 81: 1084. D. 30, ’05. 210w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 402. Mr. 31, ’06. 220w.

  “An interesting and readable book.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 303. F. 24. ’06. 1820w.


=Aldrich, Richard.= Guide to The ring of the Nibelung. $1.25. Ditson.

  “The book furnishes a very helpful aid to the study of Wagner’s great
  tetralogy.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 97. F. 1, ’06. 40w.

  “An analysis which in completeness and usefulness surpasses those of
  his predecessors.”

    + + =Nation.= 81: 504. D. 21, ’05. 60w.

  “Particularly useful to students is the second part of this little
  book.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 6. Ja. 6, ’06. 260w.

  “For general use this guide is most convenient.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 521. Mr. 3, ’06. 90w.


=Alexander, De Alva Stanwood.= Political history of the state of New
York. 2v. ea. *$2.50. Holt.

  Volume 1, (1774–1832) follows the movements of political parties in
  New York from 1777, when the state constitution was drawn up, to 1832
  and the formation of the Whig party. Volume 2, (1833–1861) takes up
  the story and carries it down thru the formation of the republican
  party in 1854, to the crippling of the Weed machine in 1861. The
  causes of fractional divisions during these years are carefully
  traced, and the subtle methods by which such men as George Clinton,
  Hamilton, Burr, De Witt Clinton, Van Buren, Seymour and Thurlow Weed
  achieved leadership and in succession ordered the political course of
  the Empire state receive detailed analyses.

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  “These volumes will have small value for the special student of New
  York politics, but they are capable of rendering a real service to the
  general reader until the time when a more thorough and comprehensive
  study of this subject shall appear.”

      + =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 152. O. ’06. 960w.

  “In this limited field Mr. Alexander writes with vigor, and shows
  generally a sound judgment which partly atones for his tendency to
  hero-worship and his lack of research.” Theodore Clarke Smith.

  + + – =Atlan.= 98: 703. N. ’06. 120w.

  “The author has contrived so well to adorn the necessary political
  facts with items in personal biography, that the chronicle rises to a
  place somewhere in the domain of masterpieces.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 429. S. 29, ’06. 280w.

  “What Mr. Alexander has done is to give an interesting, although,
  perhaps, a too uncritical account of political leaders and events in a
  field of American history that was practically unoccupied. To the
  reader, who has hitherto found it impossible to get anything like a
  general idea of early New York politics in a single work, the volumes
  should prove a boon.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 351. O. 25, ’06. 1090w.

  “Mr. Alexander is very successful in conducting the reader through the
  mazes of New York politics.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 540. S. 1, ’06. 230w.

  “In the main, Mr. Alexander has succeeded well in presenting the
  personalities that have figured conspicuously in New York’s history.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 253. Ag. ’06. 220w.


=Alexander, Eleanor.= Lady of the well. †$1.50. Longmans.

  “This novel is a romantic story of Guelf and Ghibelline, of troubadour
  and queen of beauty. The Emperor Frederick II., grandson of
  Barbarossa, is the central figure, and the troubadour, Bernart, is
  very properly the hero. There is a great deal of real romance in the
  book, and the clash of arms and perilous adventures which occur in it
  are very much more lifelike than is usual in works of this
  kind.”—Spec.

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  “It is a pretty story, gracefully written, as such a story should be;
  but a little nebulous, as is the troubadour himself.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 503. My. 26, ’06. 180w.

  “Miss Alexander writes with distinction, and her book may be
  recommended as a quiet and artistic piece of work.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 116. Mr. 30, ’06. 300w.

  “Just the proper amount of realism and humor to make a pretty and
  fairly plausible tale.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 273. Ap. 28, ’06. 420w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 387. Je. 16, ’06. 160w.

  “A picturesque piece of work in many ways, but the style is stiff and
  affected and at times careless and slipshod.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 86. Jl. 21, ’06. 100w.

  “The beginning of the story certainly drags a little. The book is
  altogether an extremely successful attempt to portray an exceedingly
  difficult subject, and we may congratulate the author on the mediaevel
  atmosphere which she has contrived to impart into her story.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 676. Ap. 28, ’06. 200w.


=Alexander, Grace.= Judith. †$1.50. Bobbs.

  Camden, Ohio, in the days of the Omnibus bill furnishes the setting
  for this romance. The principal actors in the little drama, which is
  barely saved from being a tragedy, are the following: Stephen Waters,
  a stalwart young minister; Judith La Monde who is to be sacrificed
  matrimonially to atone for her mother’s wrong done to the fiancé’s
  father; Abel Troop, the colorless but altogether good youth, for whom
  Judith is making her sacrifice; and a group of town’s people who lend
  a social and political atmosphere to the story. Judith’s battle
  between conscience and heart’s desire is waged valiantly and her
  patience has its reward.

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  “The story shows painstaking effort and some skill in handling, but it
  lacks the subtle power and imaginative grasp that mark a novel of the
  first rank.”

    + – =Arena.= 36: 218. Ag. ’06. 200w.

  “A volume that is not devoid of merit.”

      + =Bookm.= 23: 640. Ag. ’06. 230w.

  “Some of the scenes are well done, and the characters stand out with a
  good degree of boldness.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 473. My. ’06. 100w.

  Reviewed by Mrs. L. H. Harris.

      – =Ind.= 60: 1044. My. 3, ’06. 140w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 229. Ap. 7, ’06. 620w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 763. Mr. 31, ’06. 100w.


=Alexander, Hartley Burr.= Poetry and the individual: an analysis of the
imaginative life in relation to the creative spirit in man and nature.
**$1.50. Putnam.

  “If it be necessary to analyze the reason for the expression of
  thought in poetry, then Dr. Alexander has done a useful thing. If not,
  he has at least done an interesting thing, in tracing from a
  philosophical standpoint the evolution of poetry since its earliest
  manifestation.” (Pub. Opin.) The question is dealt with under the
  general subjects: Impulse and song, Evolution of poetic spirit, The
  worth of life. The universal and the individual, The imagination,
  Aesthetic expression, Beauty and personality, and Nature and poetic
  mood.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His style impresses me as surprisingly inconsistent. It is both
  brilliant and stilted, fluent and awkward. The book is admirable for
  its sympathetic and sure apprehension of the present age (its
  individualism, introspection and courageous faith) and for a
  captivating string of poetry and eloquence which pervades the whole.”
  Ralph Barton Perry.

  + + – =J. Philos.= 3: 439. Ag. 2, ’06. 1740w.

  “Doubtless many will question the validity of his logical process at
  various points, and a still larger number will find it extremely
  difficult to read his pages with confident grasp of his meaning, for
  it is not the habit of the day to carry such discussions quite as far
  beneath the surface as he has presumed to go.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 537. Je. 28, ’06. 1010w.

  “It is a well-ordered and well-reasoned treatment.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 381. Je. 16, ’06. 1090w.

  “The book is not unusual at all, but shows care in its preparation,
  and somewhat more interesting than this, an actual love for the
  subject.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 542. Ap. 28, ’06. 90w.


=Alexander, J. H.= Elementary electrical engineering in theory and
practice. $2. Van Nostrand.

  A class book for junior and senior students and working electricians.
  The volume is fully illustrated.

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  “It is difficult to find much in this book to recommend.”

      – =Nature.= 74: 488. S. 13, ’06. 180w.


=Alexander, Lucia.= Libro d’oro of those whose names are written in the
Lamb’s book of life; tr. from the Italian by Mrs. Francis Alexander.
*$2. Little.

  “Her translation is in excellent English, and reads like an original;
  she has given us an altogether delightful book.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 436. My. 5, ’06. 540w.

  “Mrs. Alexander ... has discharged the translator’s task very
  faithfully and gracefully.”

      + =Cath. World.= 82: 832. Mr. ’06. 280w.

        =Critic.= 48: 89. Ja. ’06. 30w.

  “As a whole, the book will undoubtedly appeal to a limited and
  definite class of readers, but the legends are picturesque enough to
  make a casual dipping into the treasures of the book decidedly
  pleasurable. The English rendering of the text is simple and
  graceful.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 132. F. 16, ’06. 200w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 105. F. 17, ’06. 160w.


=Alexander, William.= Life insurance company. **$1.50. Appleton.

  “It is, indeed a ‘primer’ with all a primer’s defects and merits; a
  text of so great skill in presentation that it may be trusted pretty
  nearly to teach itself; of surpassing snap and go; of perfect mastery
  in technique of exposition; of consistent actuality and concreteness
  of method: of interest almost rivaling a storybook.” H. J. Davenport.

  + + – =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 126. F. ’06. 90w.


=Alger, George William.= Moral overstrain. **$1. Houghton.

  “Eight essays dealing with the moral aspects of modern business and
  law.... The writer ... who is a New York lawyer, discusses ‘graft’,
  the influence of corporate wealth, the irresponsible use of money, and
  the man with the ‘muck-rake.’”—R. of Rs.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “In the flood of, to say the least, ill-judged revelation with which
  the magazines are being flooded at the present time such calm reviews
  as these are of the greatest benefit as a needed antidote.”

    + + =Critic.= 49: 90. Jl. ’06. 180w.

  “One feature of the book which recommends it is that in almost every
  case the lawyer-author has a remedy to suggest for the evil he
  exposes.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 93. Ag. 16, ’06. 250w.

  “Any American citizen will be benefited by reading the eight essays.
  They are sane without being commonplace, and interesting without being
  sensational.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 1225. My. 24, ’06. 110w.

  “They are vigorous in thought, and written in a nervous and virile
  English.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 286. Je. 2, ’06. 80w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 126. Jl. ’06. 50w.


=Allen, Charles Dexter.= American bookplates. *$2.50. Macmillan.

  “It is still the only book on the subject and serves its purpose well
  as an indispensable book of reference.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 94. Ja. ’06. 140w.


=Allen, Frank Waller.= Back to Arcady. †$1.25. Turner, H. B.

  “It is a pretty and poetic book, perhaps without much substance, but
  all the better for its delicacy of touch and feeling.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 35. Ja. 20, ’06. 1250w.

  “Mr. Allen’s fancy is tenderly delicate, and entirely free from
  sentimentality.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 91. Ja. 20, ’06. 170w.


=Allen, Philip Loring.= America’s awakening: the triumph of
righteousness in high places. **$1.25. Revell.

  An optimistic view of America’s reviving ideals in business and
  politics. “This book is an attempt to catch, while the subject is
  still close and living, some of the spirit and accomplishment of this
  revival. Dealing, as it must with movements only half worked out and
  men still active in the same fields, it cannot pretend to be in any
  sense critical or final. Yet it does hope to make the citizen who
  reads it a little better acquainted with some of the personalities and
  some of the forces most prominent in this remarkable period.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “He does not hold a brief for any reformer or any fad. The novelty and
  assured interest of Mr. Allen’s book lie chiefly, of course, in his
  interpretation of events.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 467. N. 29, ’06. 1120w.

  “A readable and suggestive little work.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 760. D. ’06. 190w.


=Alston, Leonard.= Modern constitutions in outline: an introductory
study in political science. *90c. Longmans.

  “May be of some service to the reader who wishes to get a little
  knowledge of a big subject in a short time and with little effort: it
  is a short cut to learning.”

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 459. Ja. ’06. 80w.


=Ambler, Sara Ellmaker.= Dear old home. †$1.50. Little.

  A happy wholesome story for young boys and girls. Two city children
  spend the summer with their grandmother in an Amish settlement of
  Pennsylvania. The story records the pranks and sports of these
  youngsters aided by two Pennsylvania Dutch children.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 735. N. 10. ’06. 80w.


=Amelung, Walter, and Holtzinger, Heinrich.= Museums and ruins of Rome;
ed. by Mrs. S. Arthur Strong. 2v. *$3. Dutton.

  Each of these volumes gives a “synthetic and comprehensive view” of
  the subject with which it deals. “The plan of the work is very simple.
  Beginning with the Vatican, the student is taken through the papal
  collections, the municipal collections, and the national collections,
  the text describing and characterizing the masterpieces, with
  sufficient biographical data relating to the sculptors, with succinct
  but clear accounts of the character of the work, and descriptions
  which enable the reader to fasten his attention on special
  characteristics with the enforcement of a profusion of illustrations.”
  (Outlook.) A short bibliography prefaces each volume.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Altogether, these little books are without their match, and no one
  should go to Rome without them.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 294. Mr. 24, ’06. 290w.

  “This manual, however, is not calculated to please the ordinary
  visitor to Rome, nor the student of Roman antiquities in general, on
  account of its bias in favour of one class of specialists.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 400. Mr. 31. 870w.

  “It is very evident that our author has given us the latest and best
  theories as to the different works of art.” James C. Egbert.

  + + – =Bookm.= 23: 335. My. ’06. 960w.

  “The volume becomes quite a liberal education in the history of
  antique sculpture, which is made more thorough by its historic index
  in the concluding chapter.”

    + + =Dial.= 41: 40. Jl. 16, ’06. 190w.

        =Ind.= 60: 871. Ap. 12, ’06. 50w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 265. Jl. 27, ’06. 630w.

  “Amelung’s knowledge and experience are broad and solid, his
  perception keen, and his writing vigorous yet pleasant. The
  translation represents him as worthily as perhaps any translation of a
  book of æsthetic as well as historic criticism could reproduce its
  original.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 56. Jl. 19, ’06. 190w.

  “Gives the traveler a convenient and suggestive guide for his rambles
  about the Roman capital.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 434. Jl. 7, ’06. 100w.

  “A convenient work.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 909. Ap. 21, ’06. 170w.

  “Probably the best compendium yet produced of the art treasures of the
  mother city of the world.”

  + + + =Sat. R.= 101: 796. Je. 23, ’06. 130w.

  “The idea embodied in these volumes is an excellent one, and it is,
  upon the whole, carried out with a large measure of success. Some
  points, however, invite criticism. Dr. Amelung’s verdicts on ancient
  sculptors are not free from that dogmatism which is the besetting sin
  of German archæologists.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 465. Mr. 24, ’06. 990w.


American Jewish yearbook, 5667. Sept. 20, 1906, to Sept. 8, 1907; ed. by
Henrietta Szold. 75c. Jewish pub.

  The eighth issue of this yearbook. Among the new features are a table
  of the time of sunrise and sunset, and the beginning of dawn and the
  end of twilight for six northern latitudes, on three days of each
  month of the solar year; two new lists including respectively a record
  of the United States during the current year and notable articles
  appearing in the Jewish press and thru secular mediums, and notably a
  table of Jewish massacres in Russia during the period “whose entrance
  and exit are guarded by Kishineff and Bialystok as blood stained
  sentinels.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Dial.= 41: 286. N. 1, ’06. 40w.

      + =Nation.= 83: 392. N. 8, ’06. 110w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 126. Ja. ’06. 80w.

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 756. D. ’06. 70w.


=Ames, V. B.= Matrimonial primer; with pictorial matrimonial mathematics
and decorations by Gordon Ross. **$1.50. Elder.

        =Critic.= 48: 94. Ja. ’06. 60w.


=Amsden, Dora.= Impressions of Ukiyo-ye, the school of Japanese
colour-print artists. **$1.50. Elder.

  “Accurate investigation of personalities, epochs and eras, and warm
  appreciation, expressed in highly rhetorical terms, of Japanese art
  characterize this informing volume.”

    + + =Ind.= 59: 1478. D. 21, ’05. 90w.

  “This little book tells us things we desire to know about a
  fascinating subject.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 398. D. 8, ’06. 80w.


=Anderson, Asher.= Congregational faith and practice: principles,
polity, benevolent societies, institutions. *5c. Pilgrim press.

  A little pamphlet for pastors and church workers.


=Anderson, Sir Robert.= Sidelights on the home rule movement. *$3.
Dutton.

  “Sir Robert Anderson’s ‘Side lights on the home rule movement’ is
  emphatically a controversy-breeding book. It contains the
  recollections of the well-known British secret service official so far
  as they pertain to his activity in connection with Fenianism and later
  aspects of Irish agitation, and it may also be described in large part
  a scathing criticism of the Irish sections of Mr. Morley’s ‘Life of
  Gladstone,’ which Sir Robert attacks as the work of a romanticist
  rather than a historian.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + – =Ind.= 61: 824. O. 4, ’06. 260w.

  “It has fallen to the lot of hardly any other man in our time to have
  so intimate a knowledge of the darker aspects of Irish Separatist
  politics as Sir Robert Anderson.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 189. My. 25, ’06. 1180w.

  “It will be difficult for most readers who are not of his immediate
  social or political circle to see any advantage that can result from
  the publication.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 541. D. 20, ’06. 300w.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 529. O. 27, ’06. 330w.

  “Apart from these personal interests, the book has an undoubted
  historical value as a contribution to our knowledge of the events with
  which it mainly deals. Especially interesting are the chapters on the
  Fenian movement, the dynamite campaign, and the much too historic
  Clerkwell explosion.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 102: 84. Jl. 21, ’06. 1170w.

      + =Spec.= 96: 904. Je. 9, ’06. 2080w.


=Anderson, Wilbert L.= Country town; with introd. by Josiah Strong.
**$1. Baker.

  Dr. Strong says “The author has faith in the country town, and is able
  to render a reason for the faith that is in him.” Mr. Anderson
  maintains that the great drift from the country to the city will only
  benefit the rural districts, for there will be left an enduring
  residuum with the stout heart that battles with problems of
  civilization and advancement. He says “that there is no scientific
  reason for the popular notion that the rural population is under a
  fatality of evil. The future depends almost wholly upon the power of
  environment—upon education, upon commerce, upon evangelization, upon
  participation in the great movements of the age.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “This study of existing conditions will be found valuable even by
  those who do not agree with all the conclusions reached.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 478. My. ’06. 120w.

  “Though he cites numerous authorities, he writes in the graceful style
  of the essayist.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 21. Jl. 1, ’06. 170w.

  “It is involved in style; is loaded with quotations and citations
  having no particular bearing on the case, full of repetition, and not
  clear in its manner of reaching conclusions, which are, however, sane
  ones.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 1163. My. 17, ’06. 280w.

  “The most serious criticism that can be advanced against it is that
  the author carries the argument from evolution to an extreme in
  conducting a sociological inquiry along biological lines. To be
  commended for its readableness as well as for the sanity and
  fair-mindedness.”

  + + – =Lit. D.= 32: 769. My. 19, ’06. 340w.

  “Extremely interesting and informing work.” Edward Cary.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 142. Mr. 10, ’06. 1060w.

  “Mr. Anderson is an optimist where optimism is rare.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 346. Mr. 17, ’06. 270w.


Andreas and The fates of the apostles: two Anglo-Saxon narrative poems;
ed. with introd., notes, and glossary by G: Philip Krapp. *$2. Ginn.

  This volume in “The Albion series of Anglo-Saxon and middle English
  poetry,” contains all the material essential to a thoro study of these
  two poems. The text of both poems is based upon Wülker’s Codex
  Verallensis and the variant readings present a full history of the
  textual criticism of the works. A comprehensive introduction discusses
  the Vercelli manuscript, the sources of the poems, their history, and
  their authorship. The volume is fully annotated and contains a
  classified bibliography and a glossary.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Altogether, this much-needed edition is one of the most scholarly
  contributions that have been made in recent times to the illustration
  of Old English literature.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 155. Ag. 11. 1390w.


=Andrews, Arthur Lynn=, ed. Specimens of discourse. *60c. Holt.

  A miscellaneous collection of specimens chosen with the object of
  teaching a student to present near-at-hand occurrences in clear
  English. The introduction gives a variety of themes, analyses them,
  and shows how to elaborate various types of composition, as
  description, narration and exposition.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Bookm.= 22: 643. F. ’06. 100w.

        =Dial.= 40: 98. F. 1, ’06. 60w.

        =School R.= 14: 232. Mr. ’06. 60w.


=Andrews, Mary Raymond Shipman (Mrs. William S. Andrews).= Bob and the
guides; il. by F. C. Yohn, A. B. Frost and others. †$1.50. Scribner.

  A book of ten Canadian hunting stories with Bob, a small boy, for the
  hero. In each he gives in boyish fashion some camping adventure,
  admitting that he gets “big words mixed sometimes unconscientiously.”
  but having a “noble ear for general picturesqueness.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Can be read aloud and out of doors, two severe tests for a book.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 1372. Je. 7, ’06. 370w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 242. Ap. 14, ’06. 290w.


=Angus, S.= Sources of the first ten books of Augustine’s De Civitate
Dei. $1. Univ. library, Princeton, N. J.

  A three-part thesis which treats “Literary sources of Augustine.”
  “Annotations on books i-x,” and “Augustine’s knowledge of Greek.”


=Annandale, Nelson.= Faroes and Iceland; with 24 il. and an appendix on
the Celtic pony, by F. H. A. Marshall. *$1.50. Oxford.

  “Is pleasant reading. He might with advantage have given a little more
  time to contemporary Icelandic literature before printing his
  censures: he is too ready to cry ‘All is barren,’ and hardly
  appreciates the variety of life, the mixture of old fashions and
  modern culture in that wonderful country. Some of his statements may
  be flatly contradicted by other travellers, who have found better
  entertainment there and little of the squalor which seems to have
  beset Mr. Annandale.” W. P. Ker.

    + – =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 191. Ja. ’06. 580w.


=Anstruther, Elizabeth.= Complete beauty book. **$1.25. Appleton.

  “Beauty is a matter of health, dress, and winsomeness,” the author
  declares in her introduction, and she follows her assertion with
  sensible advice upon the care of the body, a detailed plea for fresh
  air, exercise, and cold water, with some additional counsel upon
  clothes and conduct. The skin, diet, digestion, the hair, the hands,
  feet, and teeth, fatness and thinness and charm of manner are treated
  in successive chapters.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “With the utmost good sense and simplicity, we are told just how to
  keep well and to be beautiful.” Hildegarde Hawthorne.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 866. D. 15, ’06. 880w.


Arbiter in council: a collection of papers on war, peace and
arbitration. *$2.50. Macmillan.

  “Is there any reason to hope that right ever will be ready? This is
  the question which the ‘Arbiter in council’ essays to answer. In form,
  the work is a series of colloquies initiated by a veteran Liberal, a
  disciple of Bright and of Cobden, and a lifelong advocate of peace and
  arbitration.” (Lond. Times.) The subjects discussed, one for every day
  during a week, are the causes and consequences of war, modern warfare,
  private war and the duel, cruelty, the federation of the world,
  arbitration, the political economy of war and Christianity and war.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The scheme is a well-imagined one and the discussions are full of
  interest, information and suggestion. Nevertheless the result is far
  from satisfactory. The book is pervaded throughout by the assumption
  more or less openly avowed that war is always and everywhere a wrong
  thing—not merely that most wars are wrong, and that many wars are
  wicked: and the several parties to the discussion are all too much of
  the same way of thinking.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 114. Mr. 30, ’06. 2520w.

  “As a summary of all that is to be said on the subject, thrown into a
  readable form, the book is well done; nevertheless, after reading it
  there is left in the mind of the reader the perhaps unavoidable
  feeling that it is an old story.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 354. O. 25, ’06. 910w.

      – =Sat. R.= 102: 306. S. 8, ’06. 310w.

  “A clever piece of special pleading rather than a serious contribution
  to political thought.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 711. My. ’06. 1950w.


=Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, 8th duke of=: autobiography and
memoirs; ed. by the Dowager Duchess of Argyll. 2v. *$10. Dutton.

  In his autobiography the Duke of Argyll sketches a “long career filled
  with notable activities. Acceding to the title very young and
  unexpectedly ... he was of a serious and energetic bent. Early called
  to share in the government, he was a member of several cabinets....
  For years he was an enthusiastic follower of Gladstone, but broke with
  him on the land question and Home rule; but their personal friendship
  remained unimpaired. Yet his chief distinction was as a controversial
  writer. He had considerable scientific attainments. From early life an
  eager naturalist ... and was practically skilled in geology. He read
  widely in science, too, and being, as he innocently observes,
  ‘inclined to question rather than to harbor doubt’ he ‘took most
  naturally to religion and theology.’” (Nation.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His biography was well worth writing; though it might have been
  advantageously condensed into half the size.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 565. Je. 16, ’06. 1530w.

  “The Duke might have curbed his pen to advantage.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 755. Je. 23. 1970w.

  + + – =Blackwood’s.= 180: 343. S. ’06. 3530w.

  “It differs in two particulars from most British biographies. It deals
  with political and social life in Scotland as well as in England; and
  more than any biography of recent times, except perhaps that of Earl
  Granville, it deals with life almost exclusively from an aristocratic
  point of view.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 454. Ag. 23, ’06. 1390w.

  “Has an interest and a value little below Morley’s ‘Life of Gladstone’
  in the brightness of the light which it throws on the English history
  of its time.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1168. N. 15, ’06. 40w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 197. Je. 1, ’06. 3540w.

    + – =Nation.= 83: 60. Jl. 19, ’06. 1030w.

  “The chapters which follow the autobiography give a most inadequate
  picture of what the Duke was in his prime and of what he did. The
  chapter on his science is particularly disappointing.”

  + + – =Nature.= 74: 437. Ag. 30, ’06. 3880w.

  “The various kinds of interest that belong to the memoirs of a
  statesman, relating great events in which he has a borne a part, and
  the chronicles of a recluse, of a naturalist watching the lower lives
  about him, belong to these volumes.” Montgomery Schuyler.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 481. Ag. 4, ’06. 1340w.

  “To the biographical library these volumes will be a valuable
  addition. Will be interesting as a biography to the reader who is
  versed in the art of judicious skipping, and valuable as a
  contribution to the history of the nineteenth century.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 84: 44. S. 1, ’06. 220w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 126. O. ’06. 110w.

  “The Duke of Argyll’s literary gift was considerable, as is shown, not
  only by his speeches, but by his descriptive criticism of the great
  men by whom he was surrounded.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 790. Je. 23, ’06. 2080w.

  “It is full of interest, and displays almost on every page a love and
  knowledge of nature which add to its charm.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 945. Je. 16, ’06. 1420w.


=Armitage, Albert B.= Two years in the Antarctic. $5. Longmans.

  A personal narrative of the British Antarctic expedition to which Dr.
  Nansen contributes a preface.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Those who have studied Captain Scott’s weighty volumes may skim with
  some amusement and interest Lieutenant Armitage’s lighter pages.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 440. D. 15, ’05. 390w.

  “He is a good narrator and carries the reader along with a warmth that
  is surprising in such a chilly subject.” Stephen Chalmers.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 922. D. 30, ’05. 1210w.

  “Mr. Armitage supplies some points of detail which supplement Captain
  Scott’s narrative.”

      + =Sat. R.= 100: 726. D. 2, ’05. 200w.


=Armour, John P.= Edenindia: a tale of adventure. †$1.50. Dillingham.

  Edenindia is a Utopian realm into which an airship drops the hero of
  this tale, Victor Bonnivard. Jilted by a heartless maiden, and weary
  of life at best, it touches his vanity to be called to join the king’s
  counsellors and family of state. Edenindia is a socialistic kingdom
  whose inhabitants have been kept in ignorance of any other people.
  Ennui finally compels young Victor to elope with the king’s daughter.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His imagination, if bold, is rather heavy and lumbering in its gait.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 10: 737. O. 28, ’05. 170w.


=Armour, Jonathan Ogden-.= Packers, the private car lines and the
people. $1.50. Altemus.

  In which Mr. Armour defends the packers. He tells of the conditions
  that brought the private car-line into existence and what it has
  accomplished to facilitate traffic and to improve the business
  situation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Armour is not a stylist; but he knows how to put his arguments
  clearly and effectively.”

      + =Cath. World.= 84: 407. D. ’06. 220w.

  “The book is vigorously written, and probably must be regarded as the
  authoritative reply of the packers, by one of their most eminent
  representatives, to the accusations brought against them. It is an
  able plea in defense and avoidance. As such the careful student of the
  problem will find it valuable. He will not find it conclusive.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 1006. Ag. 25, ’06. 190w.

  “Mr. Armour writes in a rather bitter tone.”

      – =R. of Rs.= 34: 125. Jl. ’06. 220w.

        =Spec.= 97: 372. S. 15, ’06. 110w.


=Armstrong, Sir Walter.= Gainsborough and his place in English art.
$3.50. Scribner.

      + =Ind.= 61: 818. O. 4, ’06. 80w.

  “Has already come to be justly regarded as a standard biography.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 670. Jl. 21, ’06. 100w.


=Armstrong, Sir Walter.= Peel collection and the Dutch school. $2.
Dutton.

  “A meritorious contribution to museum literature.” Royal Cortissoz.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 282. F. ’06. 70w.

  “The volume is perhaps the best contribution to the critical study of
  Dutch painting since the publication of ‘Les maîtres d’autrefois.’ It
  is something new in the literature of art. Its criticism is fresh and
  stimulating.”

  + + + =Dial.= 40: 128. F. 16, ’06. 460w.


=Armstrong, Sir Walter.= Sir Joshua Reynolds, first president of the
Royal academy. *$3.50. Scribner.

  “Excellent critical life.” Royal Cortissoz.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 273. F. ’06. 70w.

  “His whole aim seems to be to belittle and disparage Sir Joshua as a
  man, and as a result to lessen the potentiality of his art.” Charles
  Henry Hart.

      – =Dial.= 40: 226. Ap. 1, ’06. 1160w.

  “It is probably the best book that has yet been written about Sir
  Joshua.... His presentment of Reynolds’s character is, perhaps, more
  just than the pæans of the hero worshippers; and his critical opinions
  on Reynolds’s art are worthy of the most careful attention.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 459. F. 22, ’06. 130w.


=Armstrong, William Jackson.= Heroes of defeat. $3. Clarke, R.

  Six heroes who thru no fault of bravery failed to attain their hoped
  for success “are here described with all the vivid and picturesque
  power of a Froude, a Macaulay or a Hugo.” (Arena.) They are Schamyl,
  the soldier priest and hero of Caucasus; Abdel Kader, the Sultan of
  Algeria who for fifteen years kept France from any stronghold in
  Algeria; Scanderbeg, the Albanian who saved Europe from the Turk’s
  dominion; Tecumseh, our own Shawnoe hero; Vercingetorix, King of Gaul,
  who fought against Julius Caesar; and Kosiuszko, the hero of Polish
  freedom.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is a real acquisition to our literature, a work of permanent
  value.”

  + + + =Arena.= 35: 326. Mr. ’06. 2500w.

  “Mr. Armstrong tells the story of all these with some skill, though
  his style is considerably marred by flights that suggest stump
  oratory.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 477. My. ’06. 110w.


=Arnim, Mary Annette (Beauchamp) gräfin von.= Princess Priscilla’s
fortnight. †$1.50. Scribner.

  “Priscilla’s adventures are a shade too preposterous for genuine
  enjoyment.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 473. My. ’06. 110w.

  “The most charming extravaganza imaginable.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 18. Ja. 1, ’06. 410w.

  “A gentle cynicism, which we fancy a little mellower, and a style a
  little riper than in the earlier books, leave a pleasant fragrance in
  the memory, when the strange experience ends, precisely as it should.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 167. Ja. 18, ’06. 370w.

  “‘Priscilla’ is an unworthy successor to ‘Elizabeth,’ though she will
  be probably quite as popular.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 84. Ja. 20, ’06. 110w.

  “The strength of the book lies in its faithful picture of the contrast
  of two modes of life, brought on this occasion sharply together—a true
  comedy-motive when, as in this case, both are adequately understood.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 1039. D. 16, ’05. 1130w.


=Arnold, Matthew.= Sohrab and Rustum: ed. for schools and general use by
W. P. Trent and W. T. Brewster. *25c. Ginn.

  Supplied with an accurate text, footnotes and an introduction, this
  poem is offered to the general reader by way of preparation for the
  study of Arnold no less than to the preparatory school student.


=Arthur, Richard.= Ten thousand miles in a yacht. **$2. Dutton.

  A narrative which follows the incidents of the celebrated cruise made
  by Commodore E. C. Benedict’s yacht among the West Indies and up the
  Amazon in the winter of 1904–5. The author and also Mr. Ivins who
  contributes the introduction were among the eleven cruisers. The
  volume contains numerous illustrations from photographs.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Some readers may wish that the author and the introductory writer had
  exchanged places.” H. E. Coblentz.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 361. Je. 1, ’06. 410w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 1379. Je. 7, ’06. 50w.

  “A singularly naïve narrative it is.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 256. Ap. 21, ’06. 960w.

  “A slight but readable account of quite an unusual cruise.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 93. My. 12, ’06. 110w.

  “Mr. Arthur has a knack of telling his experiences pleasantly.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 382. S. ’06. 70w.


=Asakawa, Kanichi.= Early institutional life of Japan. *$1.75. Scribner.

  Reviewed by Munroe Smith.

    + + =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 162. Mr. ’06. 970w.


=Ashley, William James.= Progress of the German working classes in the
last quarter of a century. *60c. Longmans.

  “An example of judicial and balanced argument.” Charles Richmond
  Henderson.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 297. My. 1, ’06. 260w.


=Aspinwall, Alicia.= Story of Marie de Rozel—Huguenot. *75c. Dutton.

  The wife of Marie de Rozel’s great-greatgrandson has written the true
  story of this brave little Huguenot maid and what befell her in the
  days when the people of her faith were persecuted in Catholic France.
  It is a pretty little tale and the author has given it to us
  unembellished, just as it came to her out of the dim past.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Not quite so interesting as it should be, considering the material.”

    – + =Outlook.= 84: 431. O. 20, ’06. 60w.


=Asser, Bishop of Sherbourne.= Life of King Alfred, trans. from the text
of Stevenson’s edition, with notes, by Albert S. Cook. *50c. Ginn.

  The Bishop of Sherbourne’s quaint contemporary account of England’s
  greatest king is here given in a form which will appeal to students in
  schools and colleges as well as to the general reader. The Latin text,
  thru the critical labors of Stevenson, has been cleared of many
  Elizabethan interpolations, and the present translation is accurate
  and well annotated.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Presents in convenient form a valuable document whose authenticity is
  now generally conceded.”

      + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 732. Ap. ’06. 50w.

  “The advantages which Professor Cook’s translation enjoys over
  previous ones is due mainly to the fact that he has been able to use
  the results of the investigations of these two scholars [Plummer and
  Stevenson.]”

      + =Nation.= 83: 371. N. 1, ’06. 190w.


=Aston, W. G.= Shinto: the way of the gods. *$2. Longmans.

  Forty years of research and study in Japanese literature, language and
  history have provided material for this treatise. It is “chiefly
  intended as a repertory, for the use of students, of the more
  significant facts of Shinto, the old native religion of Japan before
  the introduction of Chinese learning and Buddhism.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  Reviewed by Henry Preserved Smith.

      + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 703. O. ’06. 300w.

  “So attractively written that the reader hardly appreciates at once
  the amount of learning, Eastern and Western, which it implies.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 602. My. 19. 1270w.

  “In his arrangement of the book, with its abundant translation of
  ancient text and ritual, all well indexed, we have just what the
  volume professes to be—a handbook for the study of Shinto.” William
  Elliot Griffis.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 255. Ap. 16. ’06. 1280w.

  “This master of facts is very modest in theory and generalization.
  This is ‘the’ book on Shinto. There is no other.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 341. F. 8, ’06. 590w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1166. N. 15, ’06. 14w.

  “It is the one complete monograph on Shinto.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 20. Jl. 5, ’06. 1270w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 327. F. 10, ’06. 140w.

  “No part of his subject has escaped his notice, and his materials are
  arranged in a logical sequence which makes them clear even to a casual
  reader. But the book is not for casual readers.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 401. Mr. 31, ’06. 880w.


=Atherton, Gertrude Franklin (Frank Lin, pseud.).= Travelling thirds.
†$1.25. Harper.

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 793. D. 9. 320w.

  “Incidentally points a moral, if she cannot be said always to adorn
  her tale.” G. W. Adams.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 368. D. ’05. 820w.

  “Can scarcely be considered with its writer’s more serious work.”
  Olivia Howard Dunbar.

    + – =Critic.= 47: 510. D. ’05. 190w.

  “The book possesses its author’s characteristic faults of hardness and
  exaggeration; it is almost destitute of sympathy and moderation, while
  of the unusual virtues of bold plot and suspended creation that we
  have come to associate with Mrs. Atherton’s name, it has scant
  measure.”

      – =Reader.= 7: 228. Ja. ’06. 280w.

  “The book as a whole is rather too suggestive of the pages of a
  guide-book; but if slight, the story is amusing, and is written with
  Mrs. Atherton’s usual vivacity.”

    + – =Spec.= 95: 1040. D. 16, ’05. 100w.


=Atkinson, Fred Washington.= Philippine islands. *$3. Ginn.

  “It attempts to cover the whole field, history, geography, commerce,
  government, religion and the characteristics of the people. The last
  is probably the most important part of the book, because in Filipino
  psychology lies the problem, and this is the hardest part of the book
  to write, and it is a part upon which the author’s experience should
  enable him to make a real contribution.” J. Russell Smith.

      + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 242. Ja. ’06. 360w.

  “This is a wholesome, stimulating, enjoyable book, the ripe fruit of
  an earnest worker, a lover of ideals, yet a master of facts. It is a
  real illuminator of the theme treated.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 93. Ja. ’06. 160w.

  “This latter section is by far the most valuable portion of the work,
  for here the writer has apparently felt at liberty to speak with
  somewhat less restraint than elsewhere, and to give expression to his
  own views. The book as a whole, especially in its earlier portions,
  gives the impression of having often been read before, and follows
  with minute care the official view at almost every point.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 48. Ja. 16, ’06. 490w.

  “Is both valuable and interesting where it presents the author’s own
  observations and opinions, but is often inaccurate where sources of
  encyclopaedic and historic information which should now be discarded
  have been relied upon in the work of compilation.”

    + – =Ind.= 59: 1540. D. 28, ’05. 60w.

  “This is one of the most interesting of the many books which have been
  published on the new possession of the United States. This book is
  indeed a manual of its subject.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: sup. 470. O. 6, ’06. 220w.


=Atkinson, George Francis.= College textbook of botany. *$2. Holt.

  “Professor Atkinson has been exceptionally fortunate in accomplishing
  a very difficult piece of work. The studies have been carefully
  prepared and this scientific survey of the botanical field will be
  widely appreciated.” Carlton C. Curtis.

  + + + =Educ.= R. 31: 211. F. ’06. 780w.


=Atlay, J. B.= Victorian chancellors. 2v. v. 1. *$4. Little.

  “Mr. Atlay purposes to deal in two volumes with the careers of the
  Lords Chancellors during the reign of Queen Victoria. The first volume
  contains the memoirs of Lord Lyndhurst, Lord Brougham, Lord Cottenham
  and Lord Truro.... Mr. Atlay’s work is extremely interesting whether
  he is writing of men about whom there are voluminous biographies too
  cumbrous to be read pleasantly, or of men such as Lord Cottenham and
  Lord Truro about whom he has had to collect data for himself.... Lord
  Lyndhurst and Lord Brougham have been much written about; but Mr.
  Atlay has used information either not open to Lord Campbell or used by
  him invidiously; and as to Lord Lyndhurst especially he corrects
  Campbell’s unfair sketch following Sir Theodore Martin’s biography.”
  (Sat. R.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “To measure two men so dissimilar in character, opinion and
  temperament as Lyndhurst and Brougham, with an equal hand is no small
  achievement, and Mr. Atlay deserves all the commendation that we can
  give him.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 327. Ap. 7, ’06. 1760w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “This volume is lively and entertaining, well compiled from a variety
  of authentic sources, and as regards Lyndhurst and Brougham much more
  trustworthy than the rather spiteful and far from accurate biographies
  which the late Lord Campbell wrote of his two contemporaries.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 141. Ap. 20, ’06. 690w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “Mr. Atlay. though neither a subtle thinker nor a masterly writer,
  does provide his readers with a clear, sensible, and, above all, an
  honest narrative of the career of the men whose lives he undertakes to
  write.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 514. Je. 21, ’06. 2470w. (Review of v. 1.)

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 475. Jl. 28, ’06. 1530w. (Review of v. 1.)

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 762. Je. 16, ’06. (Review of v. 1.)

  “To lawyer, politician, student of manners, and lover of good stories
  alike his book will furnish the best of entertainment.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 619. Ap. 21, ’06. 1680w. (Review of v. 1.)


=Aubin, Eugene.= Morocco of to-day. *$2. Dutton.

  “M. Eugene Aubin is a French observer of Morocco, with the gift of
  precise, delicate, sympathetic appreciation. This he is able to
  convert into words, and the result is a very good book.... There are
  ... some exceptionally good chapters, notably that on Du Hamara, in
  which Moroccan warfare is described.... The author describes many
  places, institutions, and customs, together with some of the internal
  incidents of the years 1902–3, but he does not deal with international
  questions save for a few trade statistics.”—Nation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His descriptions are vivid; the information he supplies is lucidly
  set forth, and upon the whole remarkably trustworthy. The number of
  equally informative English books about Morocco is extremely small.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 480. Ap. 21, 370w.

  “Without doubt this book contains more information about modern
  Morocco than any other book to be obtained. To many M. Aubin’s
  explanations of the Sultan’s life and position will be in the nature
  of a revelation.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 283. S. ’06. 240w.

        =Ind.= 61: 215. Jl. 26, ’06. 150w.

  “It suffers from a certain unevenness. The translation is fair and
  contains few slips.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 518. Je. 21, ’06. 500w.

  “An excellent translation.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 815. Ag. 4, ’06. 100w.

  “A scholarly work.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 123. Jl. ’06. 80w.

  “It is the most complete book of its kind upon the subject, of
  to-day.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 791. Je. 23, ’06. 1400w.


=Auchincloss, W. S.= Book of Daniel unlocked. *$1. Van Nostrand.

        =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 583. Jl. ’06. 20w.

  “An ingenious but useless addition to the already extensive literature
  based on the desire to interpret the book of Daniel as literal
  predictions of dates and events far in the future.”

      – =Bib. World.= 27: 319. Ap. ’06. 30w.


=Audubon, John Woodhouse.= Audubon’s western journal: 1849–1850. *$3.
Clark, A. H.

  This is a manuscript record of a trip from New York to Texas, and an
  overland journey thru Mexico and Arizona to the gold-fields of
  California. There is a biographical memoir by Maria R. Audubon,
  daughter of the diarist, and an introduction, notes and index by Frank
  Heywood Hodder.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Persons interested in early California history will find here some
  descriptions of the conditions in the early days really worth
  reading.” Edwin E. Sparks.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 151. O. ’06. 410w.

  Reviewed by Theodore Clarke Smith.

      + =Atlan.= 98: 703. N. ’06. 90w.

  “On the whole, the volume leaves nothing to be wished for, either in
  the editor’s or the publisher’s field.”

  + + + =Dial.= 41: 120. S. 1, ’06. 310w.

        =Nation.= 82: 510. Je. 21, ’06. 140w.

  “The journal is of very great interest, and admirably edited.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 357. Je. 2, ’06. 110w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 253. N. ’06. 120w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 123. Jl. ’06. 120w.

        =Sat. R.= 101: 762. Je. 16, ’06. 120w.


=Austin, Alfred (Lamia, pseud.).= Door of humility. *$1.50. Macmillan.

  A poem of 57 cantos in which a poet “is perplexed in youth with some
  obvious theological doubts, and his lady refuses him till he comes to
  a better frame of mind. He straightway proceeds upon a kind of grand
  tour, which gives him the opportunity to describe elaborately
  Switzerland, Rome, Greece, and other places. After much trite
  metaphysical speculation he arrives at a sort of solution, and returns
  home.... Humility, the poem, teaches, is the only gateway to truth.”
  (Spec.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Austin has read his ‘In memoriam’ too lovingly, and, in his poem,
  at least, has not been able to rid himself of the domination of the
  great mind and to stand on his own feet. This result is rendered the
  more conspicuous and deplorable by the thick sowing of the text with
  phrases that can only be described as journalistic.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 349. Ap. 14, ’06. 1260w.

  “The philosophy and its sentimental setting are patiently planned on
  the Tennysonian model, but unhappily it is not enough to succeed a
  poet in order to be successful in imitating him.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 663. Je. 2. 840w.

        =Ind.= 61: 455. Ag. 23, ’06. 750w.

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 124. Ap. 6, ’06. 970w.

  “The piece is as a whole marked by a suavity and a kind of thin
  dignity, though not seldom there is a lapse into banality.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 144. Ag. 16, ’06. 290w.

  “The most obvious excellence of Mr. Austin’s work is its metrical
  purity in the matter of rhythm he never offends. But his excellence is
  bought at the price of his liberty.” Jessie B. Rittenhouse.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 396. Je. 16, ’06. 960w.

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 557. My. 5, ’06. 930w.

  “We have no wish to be unkind to a writer who is so transparently
  ingenuous and well-meaning, and we readily admit that he is not
  without his felicities.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 756. My. 12, ’06. 180w.


=Austin, Louis Frederic.= Points of view; ed, with prefatory note by
Clarence Rook. **$1.50. Lane.

  Essays selected from the author’s contributions to London newspapers
  compose this volume. Such subjects are treated as Sir Henry Irving,
  America at Oxford, Men and modes. Logic for women. Motor cars and
  nervous systems, A famine in books, etc. “Mr. Rook’s prefatory note
  contains an impressive idea of Mr. Austin’s strenuous life. It is,
  indeed, ironical that a man should be strenuous in chatting with his
  pen; but it is also tragic.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The papers collected in this memorial volume are fresh, witty, and
  shallow in the sparkling way of champagne.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 730. Je. 16. 270w.

  “There are in fact, few writers nowadays who can write this kind of
  essay, and fewer still who can make their own writing, on the whole,
  so much worth while as Mr. Austin.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 420. Je. 30, ’06. 470w.


=Austin, Martha Waddill.= Tristam and Isoult. $1. Badger, R: G.

  “The finished play appears to us possessed of acting possibilities.
  Besides being liberally endowed with no small measure of beauty in
  poetic figure and expression.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 288. Mr. ’06. 230w.

  “The workmanship throughout is excellent, with vigorous lines,
  pictorial imagery, and ease of movement.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 18. Ja. 13, ’06. 310w.

  Reviewed by Louise Collier Willcox.

    + – =North American.= 182: 755. My. ’06. 290w.


=Austin, Mrs. Mary Hunter.= The flock; il. by E. Boyd Smith. **$2.
Houghton.

  Mrs. Austin’s flock is a literal flock of sheep. “This is a sort of
  epic of the sheep pastures. She begins with a sort of New Englandish
  landmark, the year of the Boston massacre, which was also the year
  Daniel Boone moved into the West east of the Mississippi, but the
  country of her pasture is the Pacific slope, where she has lived among
  the herders and their woolly charges. Mrs. Austin tells of the work of
  these herders in the mountain valleys, in rain and drought, of the
  shearing baile, of the dogs, of the struggle for the control of the
  feeding grounds. She tells how the wild beasts come down upon the fold
  or the grazing flock, and how the sheep are protected by the faithful
  shepherds. There are stories, too, of individual shepherds who have
  had adventures, an account of a particular old California sheep range,
  and a chapter on ‘The sheep and the forest reserves.’” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The poetic temperament which so well fits Mrs. Austin for writing
  stories of the West has been of equal advantage to her in telling of
  the shepherd-life with ‘its background of wild beauty, mixed romance,
  and unaffected savagery.’” May Estelle Cook.

      + =Dial.= 41: 388. D. 1, ’06, 290w.

  “The charm of the whole lies in three qualities: the novelty and
  interest of the subject, the picturesque texture of the author’s mind,
  and in a style which is both cultivated and racy, and adapted to
  conveying her unusual sense of beauty.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 489. D. 6, ’06. 720w.

  “As a matter of fact the sheep are only an excuse for an outdoor book
  which takes on a certain pastoral stamp because of them, but rejoices
  chiefly in the open—the free earth, the sun, and the wind.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 806. D. 1, ’06. 190w.


=Austin, Mary.= Isidro. †$1.50. Houghton.

  “A not too probable Spanish-American romance gaining color from a
  picturesque setting.” Mary Moss.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 49. Ja. ’06. 20w.


=Avary, Myrta Lockett.= Dixie, after the war. **$2.75. Doubleday.

  A new picture of the period of reconstruction in the South drawn by
  one who has made a first-hand study of her subject. “The book is the
  aftermath of defeat described in poignant words, in sorrow rather than
  in anger, and without a trace of bitterness.” (Lit. D.) “Mrs. Avary
  sets forth in a serio-comic way the blunders and even the corruption
  incident to military dictatorship, and in the course of the volume
  throws many side-lights on what most Northerners now admit to have
  been the serious mistake of reconstruction policy.” (R. of Rs.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Probably about all we can reasonably expect in the way of fairness
  and soberness, in dealing with the reconstruction period, has been
  done in the volume under review. The book is written in a lively
  anecdotal style; the author has a keen sense of humor and a profound
  conception of the value of a good story.” Walter L. Fleming.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 274. N. 1, ’06. 1840w.

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 393. S. 22, ’06. 360w.

  “A little judicious pruning, a little more care for style, a little
  more regard for accuracy in historical detail, would have made of this
  a really good book.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 307. O. 11, ’06. 510w.

  “As a collection of anecdotes and observations the book may be found
  entertaining, but it should not profess, as it does, to be an
  exposition of social conditions in the South.”

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 605. S. 29, ’06. 310w.

  “It vividly brings before the reader the way Southern men and women
  felt and talked in a most trying period.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 288. S. 29, ’06. 190w.

  “An unusually vivid portrayal of the actual social conditions in the
  South during the years immediately succeeding the fall of Richmond.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 511. O. ’06. 130w.


=Avery, Elroy McKendree.= History of the United States and its people.
In 15 vol. ea. *$6.25. Burrows.

  “A history that reflects and epitomizes the verified historic data of
  our preceding historians, and that is of special worth in that
  accuracy has been made the crowning aim of both author and
  publishers.”

  + + + =Arena.= 35: 554. My. ’06. 1260w. (Review of v. 2.)

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 157. Ag. 11. 810w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)

  “What is lacking is precisely the quality which makes Mr. Channing’s
  book noteworthy,—the impression of personality and individual
  authority.” Theodore Clarke Smith.

  + + – =Atlan.= 98: 706. N. ’06. 160w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)

  + + + =Bibliotheca Sacra.= 63: 383. Ap. ’06. 330w. (Review of v. 1 and
          2.)

    + + =Critic.= 48: 381. Ap. ’06. 180w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “In spite of a few trivial errors in the matters of date and the like,
  this second volume is in the highest degree satisfactory.”

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 331. My. 16, ’06. 470w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “Excellently adapted for the public for which it is designed.”

  + + – =Ind.= 60: 1281. My. 31, ’06. 1030w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “Maintains in general the level of its predecessor, and in some
  important respects shows improvement.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 470. Je. 7, ’06. 440w. (Review of v. 2.)

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 146. Mr. 10, ’06. 510w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “Throughout is evident the master desire for accuracy and
  impartiality, and both have been attained to a really remarkable
  degree.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 82: 476. F. 24, ’06. 270w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “As to the text of this history, while it has had the benefit of
  readings and suggestions by many historical experts, it retains the
  great advantage of a continuous narrative written by a single hand,
  and thus adhering to a well-proportioned scheme.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 381. Mr. 1, ’06. 170w. (Review of v. 2.)


=Ayer, Mary Allette.= Joys of friendship. **$1. Lee.

  A companion volume to the author’s “Daily cheer year book.” The
  extracts are arranged under the following sub-headings: The love of
  friendship, Companionship, Sympathy, Influence, Immortality of
  friendship, and The Divine friendship.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Dial.= 39: 389. D. 1, ’05. 60w.

  “A book of this character, however, loses much through lack of an
  author’s index.”

    + – =Ind.= 59: 1544. D. 28, ’05. 40w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 676. O. 14, ’05. 100w.


=Ayres, S. G.= Complete index to the Expositor’s Bible, topical and
textual. *$1. Armstrong.

  “First, as to its general design, it undertakes to exhibit each book
  both in its general teaching and in the specific teaching of its
  several sections. Next, as to the school of criticism represented, it
  is composite, some of its volumes representing the older and others,
  especially in some Old Testament books, the newer school. The present
  ‘Index’ is by subjects, texts, and authors quoted; there are, for
  instance, forty-eight citations from Renan. The accompanying
  Introductions present an appreciative and discriminating review of the
  progress and general results of Biblical criticism up to the present
  time.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Seems to be quite adequate.”

  + + – =Acad.= 69: 1222. N. 25, ’05. 60w.

  “This ‘Index’ is very full and will be of great value to all users of
  the ‘Expositor’s Bible’.”

    + + =Bib. World.= 26: 398. N. ’05. 40w.

    + + =Outlook.= 81: 234. S. 23, ’05. 100w.


                                   B


=Babelon, Ernest.= Manual of oriental antiquities. New ed., with a
chapter on the Recent discoveries at Susa. **$2.50. Putnam.

  A reprint of Everett’s translation of Babelon’s work with a chapter
  which includes M. de Morgan’s discoveries in Susa. He “gives a
  chronology of the ruins according to recent discoveries, and describes
  the principles of building, stone sculpture, bronze metal work,
  jewelry, and the industrial arts. The region described in this chapter
  has hitherto been almost unknown.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Int. Studio.= 29: sup. 85. S. ’06. 480w.

  “This added chapter only makes more evident the need of a revision or
  rewriting of the whole work.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 84. Jl. 26, ’06. 910w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 370. Je. 9, ’06. 520w.


=Bacheller, Irving (Addison).= Silas Strong, emperor of the woods.
†$1.50. Harper.

  A strong plea for the preservation of our forests. The author says “It
  is in no sense a literary performance. It pretends to be nothing more
  than a simple account of one summer life, pretty much as it was lived,
  in a part of the Adirondacks.” Silas Strong is a woodland philosopher,
  and his camp is the scene of the wooing of a wood-nymph by a young
  politician. “The incidents include a forest fire, while among the
  leading characters is a dog said to be particularly engaging.” (N. Y.
  Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Acad.= 71: 287. S. 22, ’06. 150w.

  “Many will be unable to feel either great admiration for, or any
  unusual interest in, Silas.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 363. S. 29. 140w.

    + – =Critic.= 48: 571. Je. ’06. 90w.

  “Altogether, it is a book that deserves to be read, and, having been
  read, to be pondered.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 984. Je. 30, ’06. 540w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 242. Ap. 14, ’06. 320w.

  “Strong, fine-flavored story of the woods.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 150w.

  “The actual story is not as impressive as it might be.”

      – =Outlook.= 82: 910. Ap. 21, ’06. 130w.

    + – =R. of Rs.= 33: 756. Je. ’06. 100w.


=Bacon, Alice Mabel.= In the land of the gods: some stories of Japan.
†$1.50. Houghton.

  “Ten true pictures of fairyfolk and phenomena set in the frame of a
  dainty English style.” (Ind.) They illustrate “Japanese beliefs and
  traditions which Miss Bacon regards as the sources of the Japanese
  qualities and traits which have been so clearly shown the world during
  the great crisis of the last two years.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “This book is a ‘Japanese fairy world’ to date, but with something of
  Hearn’s witchery of style.”

      + =Ind.= 59: 1478. D. 21, ’05. 110w.

  “All are worth telling, extremely well told, and full of interest both
  for children and for their elders.”

      + =Nation.= 81: 510. D. 21, ’05. 130w.

  “There is certainly much pleasure to be had from reading these ten
  little stories.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 110. F. 24, ’06. 230w.

  “These stories are very happily phrased, full of the spirit of
  intuition, and thoroughly sympathetic with the life which they
  describe.”

      + =Outlook.= 81: 682. N. 18, ’05. 60w.


=Bacon, Mrs. Dolores Harbourg.= King’s divinity. †$1.50. Holt.

  They met at a ball given by royalty, he a cousin of royalty, she a
  charming American girl. The course of true love is interrupted by
  court conventions and obdurate counsellors, but the divinity of love
  finally proves itself more than that of majesty.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 703. O. 27, ’06. 470w.

  “Is pleasant reading, but thin in quality and imperfect in its plot
  development.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 794. N. 24, ’06. 70w.


=Bacon, Edgar Mayhew, and Wheeler, Andrew Carpenter.= Nation builders: a
story. $1. Meth. bk.

  An appreciation of the itinerant preachers of Methodism who went out
  to possess the American frontier a century ago.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Outlook.= 82: 93. Ja. 13, ’06. 200w.

  “It is an inspiring record and the joint authors have well presented
  it.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 92. Ja. 20, ’06. 340w.


=Bacon, Edwin Munroe.= Connecticut river, and the valley of the
Connecticut; three hundred and fifty miles from mountain to sea:
historical and descriptive. **$3.50. Putnam.

  Under the headings “Historical,” “The romances of navigation,” and
  “The topography of the river and valley” the author has “traced all
  the interesting movements and events associated with New England’s
  chief river down to the present day.” The book abounds in the
  picturesque and traditional no less than in well authorized historical
  fact.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Dial.= 41: 327. N. 16, ’06. 510w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 818. O. 4, ’06. 370w.

  “Is a book of notable interest to New-Englanders.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 393. S. 22, ’06. 260w.

  “The proportions of the long stretch have been duly considered, and
  the narrative, not unlike the river which it portrays, runs
  consistently, though compressed within brimming pages, from cover to
  cover—a happy concurrence of literary ease and historical severity.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 331. O. 18, ’06. 670w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 382. S. ’06. 140w.


=Bagley, William Chandler.= Educative process. *$1.25. Macmillan.

  “Students of schoolcraft and teachers will find that Mr. Bagley’s
  elaborate account of the processes of education repays careful study.”

      + =Cath. World.= 82: 555. Ja. ’06. 250w.

  “The contribution in this book lies in the careful selection of
  biological and physiological principles which have educational
  bearings, and which can be seen as such by the average teacher.”
  Frederick E. Bolton.

    + + =Psychol. Bull.= 3: 369. N. 15, ’06. 560w.

  “What has been especially needed for some time is just such a work as
  Dr. Bagley has written. It will be generally agreed that Dr. Bagley
  has given us here a sound and scholarly statement of educational
  theory.” Edwin G. Dexter.

    + + =School R.= 14: 464. Je. ’06. 460w.


=Bagot, Richard.= Italian lakes; painted by Ella Du Cane, described by
Richard Bagot. *$6. Macmillan.

  “Mr. Bagot gossips not unpleasantly, if with no great indication of
  profound historical research.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 427. Ap. 7. 170w.

  “His book contains much valuable and interesting information, but the
  pleasure of reading it is somewhat marred by the uncalled-for
  apologetic tone adopted throughout, and the ever-recurrent use of the
  personal pronoun.”

    + – =Int. Studio.= 27: 373. F. ’06. 200w.

  “Charming pictures—with a very inferior text. Indeed it would have
  been better had the sketches followed one another and the printed
  matter been condensed into notes.”

    – + =Lond. Times.= 5: 11. Ja. 12, ’06. 120w.

  “We have found this the most pleasing volume of a class of books which
  appear now to have a certain vogue.”

      + =Sat. R.= 100: sup. 14. D. 9, ’05. 180w.

=Bagot, Richard.= Passport. †$1.50. Harper.

  “Mr. Bagot’s style is clever and finished. It lacks a definite
  clear-cut motive that should give it force and value.”

    + – =Dial.= 40: 19. Ja. 1, ’06. 180w.


=Bailey, Mrs. Alice Ward (A. B. Ward, pseud.).= Roberta and her
brothers; il. by Harriet Roosevelt Richards. †$1.50. Little.

  A lively story with a wide-awake, ambitious young heroine who is
  mother, sister, housekeeper and counsellor in her father’s home. Her
  trials, her triumphs, and her longings offer wholesome entertainment
  to young readers.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Is a book with plenty of life and vim between its covers.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 700. O. 27, ’06. 90w.

  “The story is wholesome, lively, and sufficiently natural to arouse a
  response in the heart of all girl readers.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 431. O. 20, ’06. 120w.

  “The characters are nicely differentiated, the expression fresh.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 768. D. ’06. 40w.


=Bailey, Mrs. Alice Ward (A. B. Ward, pseud.).= Sage brush parson.
†$1.50. Little.

  The sage brush wastes of Nevada furnish the general setting of Mr.
  Ward’s story while the particular interest centers in one of the
  little towns filled with rough miners. Among these carousing groups
  there appears one day an Englishman of deep religious zeal and culture
  bent upon the mission of saving souls. The reader’s sympathy is
  readily won for the lonely figure, whose apparent asceticism is not
  bred in the bone, but the outgrowth of a bitter heart load. The
  melodramatic touches are thoroughly in keeping with the locale of the
  story-drama.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “This is one of the strongest and most human stories we have read in
  months.”

      + =Arena.= 35: 557. My. ’06. 640w.

  “It is a good example of how much weakness in a plot and in style may
  be pardoned, if the central characters win our affection and hold our
  interest.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 29. Mr. ’06. 480w.

  “There is much strength in this vivid narrative, combined with humor,
  realistic description, and incisive characterization.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 262. Ap. 16, ’06. 250w.

    + – =Ind.= 60: 1224. My. 24, ’06. 430w.

  “The style is crisp, virile, incisive; and although there may be
  suggestions of Bret Harte, perhaps even of ‘The Virginian’ here and
  there, this is yet a new story, strongly told, with a character all
  its own.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 183. Mr. 1, ’06. 340w.

  “Logic is not A. B. Ward’s strong point, but she ... writes a readable
  story and one that keeps the attention right up to the last word.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 158. Mr. 17, ’06. 1100w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 478. F. 24, ’06. 110w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 187. F. 10, ’06. 130w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 756. Je. ’06. 80w.


=Bailey, Liberty Hyde.= Outlook to nature. **$1.25. Macmillan.

  “We see that the writer is a passionate lover of nature with a strain
  of the poet in him, but we do not always find his treatment
  convincing.”

    + – =Nature.= 74: 315. Ag. 2, ’06. 430w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 383. Mr. ’06. 60w.


=Bailey, Liberty Hyde.= Plant-breeding: being lectures upon the
amelioration of domestic plants. **$1.25. Macmillan.

  To this fourth edition of his volume in the “Garden craft series,”
  Prof. Bailey has added a new chapter on current plant-breeding
  practice. “For one who already knows something of garden plants ‘Plant
  breeding’ affords a royal road to modern evolutionary doctrine, while
  the changes in the text between the first and the present fourth
  edition show how rapid has been recent progress in this field.”
  (Atlan.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Gives a remarkably simple and readable account of current practice in
  this department of horticulture, interpreting every process in the
  light of recent theory.” E. T. Brewster.

+ + |=Atlan.= 98: 424. S. ’06. 150w.

  “Most accomplished writer of pure horticultural English.” Mabel Osgood
  Wright.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 448. Jl. 14. ’06. 1190w.


=Bailie, William.= Josiah Warren, the first American anarchist: a
sociological study. **$1. Small.

  “Warren’s anarchism was of a type different from that exemplified in
  the terrorists of today; was, in fact, philosophical anarchism in its
  purest form. Upholding the doctrine of the sovereignty of the
  individual and the abolition of all government but self-government,
  and cherishing the idea that the restraints of government are not
  needed to induce each individual to exercise his liberty with due
  regard to the rights of others, Warren spent many years in the
  endeavor to demonstrate in practice the validity of his
  theories.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Those who are interested in the growth of social theories in this
  country will welcome this little volume.”

      + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 173. Jl. ’06. 90w.

        =Critic.= 49: 92. Jl. ’06. 60w.

  “The story of the way in which Warren sought to put his teachings into
  practice makes entertaining and not unprofitable reading.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 918. Je. 16, ’06. 170w.

  “Mr. Bailie doesn’t succeed in conveying any impression of his
  personality.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 311. My. 12, 06. 540w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 140. My. 19, ’06. 240w.

        =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 565. S. ’06. 140w.


=Bain, F. W.= Digit of the moon, and other love stories from the Hindoo.
$1.50. Putnam.

  “As stories of an ancient civilization, these flowery, unhurried tales
  have a charm of movement and meaning. As love stores the tales are
  pure and ardent, mixing earthly and heavenly motive and passion in the
  intimate way of the early world.”

      + =Lit. D.= 31: 1000. D. 30, ’05. 230w.


=Baird, Jean K.= Cash three. 60c. Saalfield.

  A little lad, as cash boy in a department store, fighting poverty with
  his father while his mother’s relatives are trying to find him. The
  tale, ending in a happy Christmas, is full of hardships, relieved by a
  father’s devotion and a child’s natural cheerfulness.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895, D. 22, ’06. 30w.


=Baird, Jean K.= Danny. 60c. Saalfield.

  Goat Hill, an Irish washerwoman settlement, furnishes the setting of a
  story in which Mary Shannon, and Danny, the pride of her heart, are
  the principal characters.


=Baker, Abby G., and Ware, Abby H.= Municipal government of the city of
New York. *90c. Ginn.

  Altho written for eighth grade pupils in the New York schools, much of
  the discussion exceeds local interest and offers suggestions for every
  city’s government as well as help along the line of preparation for
  civil service examinations.


=Baker, Cornelia.= Queen’s page. †$1.25. Bobbs.

  “Is one of the most delightful children’s books of the year.” Amy C.
  Rich.

    + + =Arena.= 35: 333. Mr. ’06. 190w.


=Baker, Louise R.= Mrs. Pinner’s little girl $1. Jacobs.

        =N. Y. Times.= 10: 911. D. 23, ’05. 40w.


=Baldwin, May.= Girls of St. Gabriel’s. †$1.25. Lippincott.

      + =Sat. R.= 100: sup. 8. D. 9, ’05. 50w.


=Baldwin, May.= That little limb; il. †$1.25. Jacobs.

  A misunderstood, unconsciously naughty little girl lives a riotous
  life in her canon uncle’s home until he has to send her away to
  school. Her friendship for a young doctor just over the wall who is
  her prince and who understands her is the foil for all her childishly
  weird thrusts at life and people.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Is rather a disappointing book.”

      – =Sat. R.= 100: sup. 10. D. 9, ’05. 70w.


=Baldwin, Simeon Eben.= American judiciary and judicial system. *$1.25.
Century.

      + =Bookm.= 22: 532. Ja. ’06. 60w.


=Baltzell, W. J.= Complete history of music. Presser.

  A book for schools, clubs and private reading. “The author begins at
  the beginning, with the prehistoric music of Assyrians and Egyptians,
  and follows down through Hebrew and Greek music, through the
  beginnings of mediaeval music, through the great period of the
  polyphonic ecclesiastical composers, and so to the modern schools, and
  the most modern schools There are chapters on musical instruments, on
  singing, on the origin and development of the opera and of the suite
  and sonata.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The most useful and up-to-date history of music in any language.”

  + + + =Nation.= 82: 414. My. 17, ’06. 340w.

  “For its purpose, and within its limitations this history is unusually
  good, and an uncommon skill has been shown in its compilation and in
  the arrangement of its parts.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 271. Ap. 28, ’06. 350w.

  “Especially full and informing are the early chapters dealing with the
  origin and primitive evolution of music.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 475. F. 24, ’06. 170w.


=Baly, Edward Charles Cyril.= Spectroscopy. *$2.80. Longmans.

  “Briefly the volume may be described as an excellent scholarly
  compendium of terrestrial spectroscopy brought up to date. The subject
  of astrophysics is barely touched upon. Of the seventeen chapters
  which the treatment includes, the first seven are devoted to what
  might be called ordinary spectroscopic practice, including the theory
  and use of the prism and the diffraction grating; the remaining ten
  chapters are given to more advanced and special problems, such as
  those occurring in the infrared and ultra-violet regions,
  spectroscopic sources, the Zeeman effect, spectral series, etc.
  Concerning each of these chapters it may be said that the problem is
  always definitely stated, the English is clear and simple, and the
  references to original sources are ample.”—Astrophys. J.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The volume as a whole is characterized by a fine perspective and by
  always putting the emphasis in the right place. It should find a place
  in the library of every student of physical optics.” Henry Clew.

    + + =Astrophys. J.= 23: 170. Mr. ’06. 810w.

  “The book, indeed, fills a gap in spectroscopic literature which has
  long existed. Notwithstanding the few drawbacks to which attention has
  been directed, the book reflects the greatest credit on its author.”

  + + – =Nature.= 73: sup. 9. N. 30, ’05. 680w.


=Bangs, John Kendrick.= R. Holmes & co.: being the remarkable adventures
of Raffles Holmes, esq., detective and amateur cracksman by birth.
†$1.25. Harper.

  The conflicting traits and characteristics of Raffles and of Sherlock
  Holmes are strangely blended in this new hero, Raffles Holmes, who
  introduces himself as the grandson of the famous cracksman and the son
  of the great detective. His history and adventures as recorded by
  Jenkins, who is his Dr. Watson and his Bunny in one, are highly
  amusing. In the double capacity of thief and detective he enjoys a
  successful and spectacular career, for while the Raffles in him
  perpetually cries “Take” the Holmes in him thunders “Restore” and he
  does both to his own advantage.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Critic.= 49: 284. S. ’06. 90w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 435. Jl. 7, ’06. 200w.

  “A parody needs to be remarkably well done to secure the forgiveness
  of the admirers of the original. It is to be feared that Mr. Bangs
  must go unforgiven.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 910. Ag. 18, ’06. 110w.


=Banks, Rev. Louis Albert.= Great promises of the Bible. $1.50. Meth.
bk.

  This is the fourth volume of a quartette, the first three of which are
  “The great sinners of the Bible,” “The great saints of the Bible,”
  “The great portraits of the Bible.” There are thirty sermons which
  comprise a complete survey of the Bible promises including the promise
  of a new heart, forgiveness, answers to prayer, sleep, home of the
  soul, victory, morning and immortality.


=Barbey, Frederic.= Friend of Marie Antoinette (Lady Atkyns). *$3.
Dutton.

  “Lady Atkyns an English actress, lived in France long enough to
  acquire violent Royalist sentiments, and to be presented to the lovely
  queen Marie Antoinette, to whose cause she forever swore allegiance.
  Her recently discovered correspondence reopens the puzzle of the
  disappearance of the Dauphin. However, the case remains as completely
  unsolved as ever.... Lady Atkyns seems to have been a monomaniac of
  very generous impulses, who was the dupe of excited French Royalists,
  and they appeared as eager for English gold as for the rescue of their
  king.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A most disappointing book. Indeed, one is tempted to ask oneself,
  when wading through the excellent translation of M. Barbey’s work
  whether that distinguished writer really made the best of his
  material.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 401. Ap. 28, ’06. 790w.

  “The translation is, as a whole, very tolerably executed.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 507. Ap. 28, 2430w.

  “Although M. Barbey is a good compiler of evidence, he has no gift for
  vividness.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 132. Ap. 12, ’06. 1460w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 257. Ap. 21, ’06. 1460w. (Reprinted from
          Lond. Times.)

  “There are more exclamatory passages by the author than authentic
  quotations from Lady Atkyns’s letters.”

      – =Outlook.= 83: 481. Je. 23, ’06. 210w.

  “It is a pretty romance anyway, and a few words at least of it might
  be given as a foot note to the history of France.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 730. Je. 9, ’06. 300w.

      – =Spec.= 97: 235. Ag. 18, ’06. 1510w.


=Barbour, Mrs. Anna Maynard.= Breakers ahead. †$1.50. Lippincott.

  This story outlines the life of a “sublime egoist.” A young
  Englishman, Thomas Macavoy Denning, leaves home because he has been
  expelled from school, and comes to America with the resolve to make in
  the new world, single-handed, a name which shall equal his father’s in
  the old. He succeeds in so far as wealth and position are concerned,
  by sheer will, force, and self confidence he succeeds financially; but
  on the eve of his political triumph, just as his election as governor
  of a western state seems assured, the results of a lax past, of a
  period when he sowed wild oats rises up to defeat him—and his was not
  a soul which could bear defeat.

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  “The effect as a whole is not convincing. The author’s style is rather
  stilted and the dialogue is somewhat less than natural.”

      – =Critic.= 49: 284. S. ’06. 160w.

  “Otherwise the story is exceptionally well put together, and rises
  steadily toward a climax of interest that proves fairly enthralling.”
  Wm. M. Payne.

    + – =Dial.= 41: 38. Jl. 16, ’06. 230w.

        =Ind.= 61: 213. Jl. 26, ’06. 50w.

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 110w.


=Barbour, Ralph Henry.= Crimson sweater. †$1.50. Century.

  Life at the Ferry Hill school as Roy Porter, brother of Porter of the
  Harvard eleven, found it, forms an interesting study of the smallness
  and the breadth of various boy natures as well as a series of pictures
  of football, hockey, cross country runs, boat racing, base-ball, and
  other sports as they were played there. Harry, daughter of the
  head-master, furnishes a wholesome girl element and is Roy’s comrade
  thru the various ups and downs that made up his school life from the
  time when, as a boy, he rescued her pet rabbit, to the time when,
  having won his place as leader of the school, he is carried on the
  shoulders of his triumphant classmates at the close of the game in
  which Ferry Hill at last beat Hammond.

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        =Nation.= 83: 484. D. 6, ’06. 110w.

  “Although the book was intended primarily for boys, the wholesome,
  outdoorsy girl will find it just as interesting on account of the
  hearty friendship between the boy and one of his girl schoolmates.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 683. O. 20, ’06. 140w.

  “It is perfectly safe to predict a large reading for this book among
  American schoolboys.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 530. O. 27, ’06. 80w.


=Barbour, Ralph Henry.= Maid in Arcady. †$2. Lippincott.

  An aimless Vertumnus drifts into Arcady and beholds Clytie, a daughter
  of the gods. He gazes spellbound. So begins a tale of love which has
  the stamp of Olympia upon it, but which in reality is very modern
  after all, and, true to the adage, does not run smoothly. Believing
  that she is Laura Devereaux the girl whom his friend loves, he takes
  himself miserably away striving to forget that he had ever stumbled
  into Arcady. After a long and weary waiting he discovers his mistake
  and a happy ending ensues.

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  “The new story is longer and somewhat more substantial than its
  predecessors, but equally graceful and amusing.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 397. D. 1, ’06. 170w.

  “The story is graceful and more spirited than one would expect from
  the emphasis given to its externals.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 539. D. 20, ’06. 100w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 799. D. 1, ’06. 130w.


=Bard, Emile.= Chinese life in town and country. **$1.20. Putnam.

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: sup. 3. F. 2, ’06. 150w.


=Barine, Arvede, pseud. (Cecile Vincens) (Mrs. Charles Vincens).= Louis
XIV. and La Grande Mademoiselle. **$3. Putnam.

  The present story continues the career of La Grande Mademoiselle where
  the author’s “The youth of La Grande Mademoiselle” dropped it, just at
  the close of the Fronde,—that protest of the French nobility against
  centralization. Mme. Barine’s heroine was related to Louis XIII., was
  the richest heiress in France, and aspired to be an empress, a
  political power and a nun. “Her mad vagaries and misguided impulses”
  furnish material for a comic as well as a tragic study of a
  fascinating period.

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  “It is a book of striking interest, and the rendering is tolerably
  well done, though it retains French idiom too much, and gives us
  occasionally but jerky English.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 262. Mr. 3. 70w.

  “The proof of the merit of Mme. Barine’s work lies in the fact that
  one is eager to read it in spite of the very bad translation. To a
  subject replete with picturesque interest Mme. Barine has done full
  justice.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 471. My. ’06. 220w.

  “The narrative has all the vivacity of fiction, though at the same
  time its historical care and accuracy are evident at every turn. The
  translation, which is anonymous, is easy and unaffected.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 96. F. 1, ’06. 250w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 41. Jl. 5, ’06. 250w.

    + – =Nation.= 82: 10. Ja. 4, ’06. 100w.

  “Is, to say the very least, vastly entertaining.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 66. F. 3, ’06. 1280w.

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 324. F. 10, ’06. 270w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 116. Ja. ’06. 70w.

  “There is a lack of delicacy in some of the passages, which the
  translator would have shown better taste either by omitting or toning
  down, but the sketch given of the court and its manners is admirably
  drawn, and the pathos of the often ridiculous adventures of the
  heroine is well brought out.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 757. Je. 16, ’06. 880w.

  “The story may be read at length in these pages, admirably told by the
  author, so far as a deplorable translation permits us to appreciate
  it.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 265. F. 17, ’06. 470w.


=Barnard, William Francis.= Moods of life: poems of varied feeling. $1.
The Rooks press.

  A hundred and some poems which portray the grave as well as the gay
  moods of life.

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  Reviewed by William M. Payne.

    – + =Dial.= 41: 208. O. 1, ’06. 310w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 434. Jl. ’06. 50w.


=Barnes, James.= Outside the law. †$1.50. Appleton.

  “A detective story with the detective left out.” (Outlook.) Lorrimer,
  a man of great wealth, imparts to an old servant the secret process by
  which he can reproduce the works of old engravers with great fidelity.
  The servant’s treachery in joining a band of counterfeiters starts a
  series of situations which implicate the innocent Lorrimer, and weave
  a relentless mesh about him.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 897. D. 16, ’05. 330w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 46. Ja. 6, ’06. 90w.


=Barr, Mrs. Amelia Edith Huddleston.= Cecilia’s lovers. †$1.50. Dodd.

  A companion book to Mrs. Barr’s “Trinity bells.” New York life of
  to-day is portrayed, but Cecilia’s “Quakeress benefactor and Quaker
  home are the most pleasing and realistic features of the book. Her
  worldly friends and lovers are by no means satisfying to the reader.”
  (Outlook.)

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  “As regards the literary quality of the book there is not much to be
  said, but it is bright and pleasant, and likely enough to find
  readers.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 662. Je. 2. 170w.

      + =Outlook.= 81: 380. O. 14, ’05. 60w.


=Barr, Robert.= Speculations of John Steele. †$1.50. Stokes.

  “There is not a dull page in the story. It moves on to a happy ending
  and the situations are so well handled that the reader’s attention is
  held from the beginning to the end, while as he reads he begins to
  understand why the mere pursuit of unearned wealth in this country is
  so absorbing.” Mary K. Ford.

      + =Bookm.= 22: 366. D. ’05. 1020w.

  “We cannot believe that Mr. Steele really did that which he is alleged
  to have done.”

      – =Pub. Opin.= 40: 153. F. 3, ’06. 140w.


=Barr, Robert (Luke Sharp, pseud.).= Triumphs of Eugene Valmont. †$1.50.
Appleton.

  “Eugene Valmont is an addition to the large number of private
  detectives who have betrayed the confidence of their clients by
  recording their achievements.” (Ath.) His exploits carried thru a
  group of stories frequently reveal a deviation from English legal
  methods, and hence an opportunity for other than machine made results.
  “The story of how the famous diamond necklace brought ill fate to
  every one connected with it from Marie Antoinette down is capitally
  told and helps to explain why Valmont lost his place as chief of
  detectives in Paris.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The creation of Eugene Valmont may, indeed, be counted one of Mr.
  Barr’s best achievements.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 475. Ap. 21. 200w.

  “The stories are readable but not absorbing.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 571. Je. ’06. 90w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 219. Ap. 7, ’06. 280w.

  “Some ingenious and amusing detective stories.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 859. Ap. 14, ’06. 60w.

      + =Spec.= 97: 23. Jl. 7, ’06. 150w.


=Barrett, Alfred Wilson.= Father Pink. †$1.50. Small.

  A wily tho good-natured priest enters a fight to secure for his niece,
  Lucretia, money and diamonds which, by right of an unsubstantiated
  claim, go to the heroine of the tale, a young French girl. Interested
  in righting the much-tangled up affairs of fortune is a young bachelor
  who, tho outwitted on several occasions and who sees Father Pink
  disappear thru a tiger’s cage with the coveted diamonds, none the less
  wins the heroine and restores to her her wealth.


=Barrington, Mrs. Russell.= Reminiscences of G. F. Watts. *$5.
Macmillan.

  “The author of this affectionately fashioned memorial reveals no
  critical qualifications for her task.” Royal Cortissoz.

    + – =Atlan.= 97: 277. F. ’06. 540w.


=Barrows, Charles Henry.= Personality of Jesus. **$1.25. Houghton.

  Mr. Barrows is a successful lawyer who was formerly president of the
  International Young men’s Christian association training school. The
  author discusses the personal appearance, growth and education,
  intellectual power, emotional life, will, and unwritten principles of
  Jesus.

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  “This indifference to the large lessons to be learned from recent
  historical study of the Gospels is the more to be regretted, since the
  author proves himself so well qualified, in his general knowledge and
  by his warm religious feeling, to discuss the high theme upon which he
  has expended so much patient labor.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 1056. N. 1, ’06. 310w.

        =Lit. D.= 32: 690. My. 5, ’06. 850w.

  “The author has done as well as anyone could be expected to do without
  the aid of criticism.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 87. Jl. 26, ’06. 740w.

  “Its practical common sense, its freedom from theological
  predilections, its sincere spirit, and its unpretentious style combine
  to make it a useful aid.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 335. Je. 9, ’06. 170w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 128. O. ’06. 110w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 765. Je. ’06. 50w.


=Barry, J. P.= At the gates of the east: a book of travel among historic
wonderlands. $2. Longmans.

  “The information contained in the volume was not obtained from other
  books of travel, but derived at first hand. The places were visited in
  separate circular tours ... both in the spring and the autumn. The
  volume opens with descriptions of the capitals of Eastern Europe ...
  Cairo is the next city dealt with, after which come the cities of
  Southern Greece ... the eastern Adriatic towns ... and in the Western
  Balkans, Cettinje and the Provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A
  chapter on ‘Ways and means,’ in which the author tells the prospective
  tourist how to plan the trip outlined in his book, where to start and
  at what time of the year, what places to see, a word concerning costs
  and money, guide books, etc., closes the volume.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “When the author becomes eloquent or sentimental, as he often does, he
  is apt to show imperfect knowledge, and make statements which jar on
  the educated reader. Yet ... the book is pleasant and often
  instructive.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 418. Ap. 7. 410w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 467. Jl. 21, ’06. 590w.


=Barry, John D.= Our best society. †$1.50. Putnam.

  “It lacks Mrs. Wharton’s subtlety and finish, and is far from evincing
  great sophistication but it is none the less an accurate portrayal of
  certain phases of New York life.”

      + =Bookm.= 23: 341. My. ’06. 340w.

  “A sprightly and acute narrative. Considered as a novel, the book
  lacks conventional structure and plot, but so does the life it
  discriminatingly portrays.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 92. Ja. ’06. 120w.

  “Is written with some skill.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 23. Ja. 6, ’06. 220w.


=Barry, Richard.= Sandy of the Sierras. $1.50. Moffat.

  Sandy, true to his name, is a red-headed Scotch lad who goes from the
  Sierras down to San Francisco to make his fortune. He rises from the
  lower rounds of the ladder to the heights of political fame. He
  “becomes boss of the Pacific coast, and is not above the tricks of his
  trade. You leave him happy in having at one stroke won his love and
  made his father-in-law Senator.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The author has a better command of journalistic slang than of
  literary English.” Wm. M. Payne.

      – =Dial.= 41: 116. S. 1, ’06. 120w.

        =Ind.= 61: 699. S. 20, ’06. 180w.

  “Those who are familiar with the word-painting and lurid touches of
  Mr. Barry’s ‘Port Arthur: a monster heroism,’ will not miss them in
  his new story.”

    – + =Lit. D.= 33: 283. S. 1, ’06. 330w.

  “Mr. Barry, no doubt, could write a better novel now.”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 451. Jl. 14, ’06. 440w.

  “Much as I like Sandy I should like him better if his creator liked
  him less.”

    – + =Putnam’s.= 1: 111. O. ’06. 440w.


=Barry, William (Francis).= Tradition of Scripture: its origin,
authority, and interpretation. *$1.20. Longmans.

  “This is a volume of the ‘Westminister library,’ a series intended for
  the use of ‘Catholic priests and students,’ presumably ecclesiastical
  students.... The author’s preoccupation is theological, not
  scientific; and in his treatment of critical questions, he inquires,
  not what are the conclusions established by the evidence, but what
  proportion of these conclusions can be reconciled with the
  pronouncements of Roman authority.” (Acad.)

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  “The book is no doubt well adapted to those for whom it is intended,
  many of whom will learn from it much that they do not know,
  particularly about the Old Testament; and it will serve well enough as
  material for sermons. But priests and students will be well advised
  not to rely on Dr. Barry’s treatment of the critical problems of the
  New Testament, should they ever be called upon to discuss those
  problems with persons having a real knowledge of them.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 294. Mr. 24, ’06. 250w.

  “It is an encouragement to find a Catholic writer thus generously and
  intelligently treating the critical study of the Bible, and thus ready
  to welcome the results of honest and truth-loving scholarship.”

    + + =Cath. World.= 83: 265. My. ’06. 390w.

        =Spec.= 96: 227. F. 10, ’06. 3250w.


=Bashford, Herbert.= Tenting of the Tillicums; il. by Charles Copeland.
[+]75c. Crowell.

  “Tillicums,” the Indian word for “friends” is adopted by four boys who
  ran the round of camping adventure on Puget Sound. Their fearlessness
  is put to the test by wild animal as well as desperado, and is the
  real keynote to the spirited tale.


=Bashore, Harvey Brown.= Sanitation of a country house. $1. Wiley.

  “This little book would form a useful, popular and non-technical guide
  on sanitary matters to anyone about to build a country house.”

      + =Nature.= 73: 437. Mr. 8, ’06. 50w.

  “A clean-cut, authoritative little exposition.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 128. Ja. ’06. 120w.


=Bassett, Mrs. Mary E. Stone.= Little green door. †$1.50. Lothrop.

  “The story is pretty in its pale, anemic way, but there are so many
  lustier blossoms to be gathered.”

    + – =Reader.= 6: 727. N. ’05, 200w.


=Bastian, Henry Charlton.= Nature and origin of living matter. *$3.50.
Lippincott.

  “For the past thirty-five years Dr. Bastian has consistently upheld
  the doctrine that life not only in the past originated, but does at
  the present time originate, from dead matter—the doctrine once
  generally known as that of spontaneous generation.... The present book
  ... dwells particularly on the importance to medical science of proof
  that disease germs may arise de novo.... Our boards of health are
  proceeding on the assumption that one typhoid germ, for instance, is
  always the offspring of another similar germ, and that if we can
  exclude these germs we can exclude the disease.... If it be true that
  a typhoid germ may under certain conditions arise where no such germ
  existed before, our precautions, tho necessary, will often be
  unavailing. And that they are sometimes failures for this very reason
  is Dr. Bastian’s belief.”—Lit. D.

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  “That the author is convinced of the truth of what he sets forth in
  his book none can doubt, but that it will succeed in making converts
  among men of science is not to be expected.” W. P. Pycraft.

      – =Acad.= 69: 1350. D. 30, ’05. 1420w.

  “Whatever one may think of the group of opinions which Dr. Bastian has
  maintained for a generation, consistently and almost alone, he is at
  least a learned man and a skillful writer, so that his discussion of
  the general problem is most illuminating.” E. T. Brewster.

    + – =Atlan.= 98: 420. S. ’06. 370w.

  “The observations and experiments are absolutely inconclusive.”

      – =Dial.= 40: 392. Je. 16, ’06. 440w.

  “No one will suggest that of the two hundred and forty-five
  micrographs reproduced in this book, a single one has been falsified;
  yet it will be almost universally held that the interpretation put
  upon them by their author and the inference drawn from them are
  incorrect.”

    – + =Lit. D.= 32: 624. Ap. 21, ’06. 750w.

  “Dr. H. Charlton Bastian re-expounds his well known biological
  heresies with a vigour and industry worthy of a better cause.” J. A.
  T.

      – =Nature.= 73: 361. F. 15, ’06. 1130w.

  “Dr. Bastian’s work is an interesting one, both scientifically and, so
  to speak, psychologically. One cannot but feel in reading the work
  that the author is a man with an extraordinary amount of learning and
  industry, and it is not unlikely that the learning and industry will
  be useful at least, in drawing more attention to the subject of
  heterogenesis.” Charles Loomis Dana.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 424. Jl. 7, ’06. 1740w.

  “If this author is not quite a Huxley, he is more readable than
  Haeckel: we wonder that it never struck him that proper ‘contents,’
  page headings, and side summaries are indispensable accompaniments of
  a serious scientific book.”

    + – =Spec.= 97: 405. S. 22, ’06. 610w.


=Batten, Rev. Loring W.= Hebrew prophet. $1.50 Macmillan.

  “His treatment is interesting, fresh, and skillfully related to modern
  life.” John E. McFadyen.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 316. Ap. ’06. 410w.

  “The closing chapters, on the prophet’s relation to the church and on
  the prophet’s vision, are somewhat one-sided and disappointing. As a
  whole, gives an excellent portraiture of one of the most remarkable
  figures in the history of religion.” Kemper Fullerton.

    + – =Bib. World.= 28: 155. Ag. ’06. 440w.

  “It speaks well for the American pulpit that a work of such ability
  comes from the rector of an important city parish.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 1044. My. 3, ’06. 370w.


=Battine, Cecil.= Crisis of the confederacy: a history of Gettysburg and
the Wilderness. $5. Longmans.

  “Captain Battine is a clever, a vivid and an engaging writer. But his
  judgments, both of men and of events, are often airy and unbased.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 638. S. 13, ’06. 270w.

  “A confessed Confederate bias does not interfere with impartial
  treatment, and the work is quite worth study by those who are
  interested in our history as well as by professional soldiers.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 284. O. 4, ’06. 140w.


=Baughan, Edward Algernon.= Music and musicians. *$1.50. Lane.

  The twenty seven articles included in “Music and musicians” are
  reprints of the author’s contributions to English periodicals. He
  treats such subjects as “The obvious in music,” “Richard Strauss and
  his symphonic poems,” “Richard Strauss and programme music,” and
  “Wagner’s ‘Ring.’”

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  “He has a way of his own in looking at men and things, and it is
  therefore not surprising if one cannot in all points agree with him.
  There are many excellent comments and criticisms in the volume.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 167. Ag. 11. 540w.

  “He has ideas of his own, and his lucid style enables him to convey
  them to the general reader even when they relate, as they must now and
  then, to matters technical.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 268. S. 27, ’06. 820w.

  “In all these matters, Mr. Baughan writes interestingly and gives
  frequent fillips to thought and discussion, even if he has not all the
  conviction of an aggressive advocate.” Richard Aldrich.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 762. N. 17, ’06. 1260w.

    + – =Spec.= 96: 1039. Je. 30, ’06. 1720w.


=Baxter, James Phinney.= Memoir of Jacques Cartier, Sieur de Limoilou:
his voyages to the St. Lawrence, a bibliography and a facsimile of the
manuscript of 1534; with annotations, etc. **$10. Dodd.

  “This volume contains a new translation from the original French of
  Cartier’s ‘Voyages’ in 1535–1536 and 1541, and the first translation
  of the manuscript discovered in 1867 in the Bibliotheque Nationale, of
  the voyage of 1534. A bibliography and a collection of all the
  pertinent documents thus far discovered in the French and Spanish
  archives and included, as well as an exhaustive memoir of
  Cartier.”—Am. Hist. R.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 745. Ap. ’06. 90w.

  “Dr. Baxter has given us what may almost be regarded as the last word
  on the great navigator of St. Malo. His work is authoritative.”
  Lawrence J. Burpee.

  + + + =Dial.= 40: 260. Ap. 16, ’06. 1600w.

  “This volume, which seems to have been a true labor of love, is a
  worthy tribute to his memory.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 150. Ag. 16, ’06. 480w.

  “His book is distinctly valuable and an important addition to any
  library aiming to keep up with the development of the knowledge of
  American history.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 239. Ap. 14, ’06. 350w.


=Bayliss, Sir Wyke.= Seven angels of the renascence. **$3.50. Pott.

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 487. Ap. 21. 1560w.

    + + =Contemporary R.= 88: 903. D. ’05. 1230w.

  “Unfortunately, however, it can scarcely be said that he has really
  contributed anything new to the vast mass of literature on the same
  subject already in circulation.”

    + – =Int. Studio.= 27: 278. Ja. ’06. 170w.


=Bazan, Emilia Pardo.= Mystery of the lost dauphin, tr. with an introd.
essay by Annabel Hord Seeger. †$1.50. Funk.

  With a dramatic power which is moving in its forcefulness this Spanish
  author has written the story of the lost dauphin, the little son of
  Louis XVI, who was long supposed to have died in prison. It is a book
  of such realism that the reader feels thruout that it is the dread
  hand of fate and not the author who relentlessly orders the unhappy
  life of Naundorff, and forces him finally to give up voluntarily the
  recognition he has struggled a lifetime to gain. The story of his
  lovely daughter Amélie, whose happiness is sacrificed, gives to the
  book a deeper human interest.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Critic.= 49: 284. S. ’06. 110w.

  “This particular version of the imagined history of the Dauphin has a
  romantic atmosphere of hopeless unreality, and arouses only a languid
  sort of interest.” Wm. M. Payne.

    – + =Dial.= 41: 113. S. 1, ’06. 210w.

  “Her literary style is remarkable for clarity and simplicity.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 398. Ag. 16, ’06. 260w.

  “It belongs to the highest type of the historical novel, drawing its
  inspiration from authentic sources and rich in those elements which
  invest the dry bones of history with flesh and blood.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 157. Ag. 4, ’06. 550w.

  “The novel is so well constructed, there is so much rich color in the
  landscapes, and so much clever character drawing that, at first sight,
  it seems strange that it does not interest one particularly. But the
  reason is not far to seek. It is a novel of propaganda.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 141. Ag. 16, ’06. 360w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 130w.

  “Generally speaking, the English will do well enough. For the story,
  in spite of Senora Bazan’s reputation, it does not in the present
  version afford those thrills which one demands in fiction of the lost
  Dauphin school.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 454. Jl. 14, ’06. 410w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 382. S. ’06. 90w.


=Beach, Rex Ellingwood.= Spoilers. †$1.50. Harper.

  A story which breathes the “wild west” atmosphere of Nome and the
  outlying mining camps, one whose brutality (of the daring Jack London
  order) proves the truth of Kipling’s “there’s never a law of God or
  man runs north of Fifty-three.” The plot involves a conspiracy against
  the joint owners of the Midas, the richest mine of Anvil Creek. A
  charming girl is the unconscious agent of the villains, and is also
  the cause of bitter rivalry between one of the owners and one of the
  conspirators. There are brawls, shootings in the streets, riots,
  battles at the mines, and murderous hand-to-hand fights—all of which
  show elemental savage man free from moral restraint.

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  “The only trouble with his method is that it results in an absolutely
  false picture of life.” Edward Clark Marsh.

    – + =Bookm.= 23: 433. Je. ’06. 1100w.

  “He mistakes vulgarity for strength and brute force for manliness; and
  he discusses without reserve matters which emphatically demand
  discreet treatment.”

      – =Critic.= 48: 571. Je. ’06. 100w.

  “Grips us by sheer brute strength, and almost makes us forget how
  devoid it is of anything like grace or delicacy of workmanship.” Wm.
  M. Payne.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 364. Je. 1, ’06. 220w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 1547. Je. 28, ’06. 280w.

  “In turning his material into the form of the novel, however, the
  writer has won no success other than that of maintaining a high
  sensational tension.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 407. My. 17, ’06. 250w.

  “He is chiefly intent on his story. That’s a thing full of dramatic
  incidents and dramatic figures. If the hero and heroine are less
  effective than the others, that is one of the proved penalties of the
  dignity.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 242. Ap. 14, ’06. 600w.

  “The young novelist knows the men he writes of, and he knows, also,
  the place in which he has located them.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 244. Ap. 14, ’06. 600w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 382. Je. 16, ’06. 270w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 501. Je. 30, ’06. 190w.

  “It is distinctly a man’s book, just as the north was a man’s
  country.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 604. My. 12, ’06. 210w.


=Beach, Seth Curtis.= Daughters of the Puritans. *$1.10. Am. Unitar.

  “No one can read these lives without being renewed in spirit, and for
  young women we know of no works so instinct with spiritual virility or
  so potential for good as the ‘Daughters of the Puritans.’”

      + =Arena.= 35: 221. F. ’06. 390w.

  “A collection of brief biographical sketches, characterized by a real
  interest of subject-matter and a pleasantly unconventional manner of
  treatment.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 160. Mr. 1, ’06. 250w.

  “The author has used pretty faithfully all printed matter relating to
  his subject; but there is absolutely no evidence of that added
  exploration of manuscript material which is now demanded by the
  thoughtful reader.”

    + – =Nation.= 81: 530. D. 28, ’05. 940w.

  “The author’s style and treatment are sufficiently fresh and original
  to justify publication.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 153. F. 3, ’06. 90w.


=Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli.= Lord George Bentinck: a political
biography; new ed; with introd. by Charles Whibley. **$2. Dutton.

  “It seemed timely, amid the great free-trade electoral campaign just
  closed across the water to bring out on behalf of the losing side a
  new edition of Disraeli’s political biography.... It opens on the eve
  of the repeal of the Corn laws, of which it gives the Tory view.
  Bentinck forestalled Chamberlain in thinking that England’s commercial
  policy should be not free trade but reciprocity.” (Nation.) Mr.
  Whibley in his introduction “leads thru unsparing denunciation of
  Cobden and Peel up to a parallel between the leader of the
  Protectionists in 1846 and the leader of the Protectionists to-day.
  Thus it trenches so closely upon present politics that we, being
  non-political must leave Mr. Whibley’s opinions to speak for
  themselves.” (Ath.)

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  “An eloquent, not to say vehement, introduction. Frankly partisan in
  tone.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 610. N. 4. 150w.

  “Mr Whibley has certainly managed to compress into a few pages an
  exhibition of a lack of political judgment and foresight, along with a
  degree of supercilious cocksureness which will not conduce to
  recommend his work to the reading public.”

    – + =Ind.= 60: 804. Ap. 5, ’06. 450w.

  “Mr. Whibley has written as if he had lost at once his temper and his
  sense of historical perspective.”

    – + =Lond. Times.= 4: 348. O. 20, ’05. 1100w.

        =Nation.= 82: 200. Mr. 8, ’06. 190w.

  “From the historical standpoint, too, there is ample room for
  criticism. The sweeping statements common to campaign documents
  abound.”

      – =Outlook.= 82: 276. F. 3, ’06. 210w.

  “Disraeli sums up the character and career of Peel with an
  impartiality and a penetration that make this biography an English
  classic. It is the only instance we know of contemporary history being
  written with a due sense of perspective. But Mr. Whibley is more than
  sympathetic: he is discerning.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 100: 617. N. 11, ’05. 1330w.


=Bearne, Catherine M.= A queen of Napoleon’s court. **$2.50. Dutton.

  A sketch of Désirée Bernadotte whose interest centers in “the picture
  it gives of her times rather than of her life, for she seems to have
  been an exceptionally dull product of a brilliant age.” (Acad.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Miss Bearne has put together a book which will appeal to the reader
  who is not particular in the matter of strict accuracy.”

    + – =Acad.= 69: 1342. D. 23, ’05. 200w.

  “No more interesting book of gossip about famous and infamous people
  has appeared in recent years.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 1044. My. 3, ’06. 460w.

  “A book that has caught something of the glamour of that extraordinary
  age. Mrs. Bearne is not always correct, she repeats herself, she will
  drag in a fine tale, gallantly regardless of any right it has to be
  there; but she is pleasant gossip, full of mirth and entertainment.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 62. F. 23, ’06. 1390w.

  “It will please a class of readers unacquainted with Bourrienne and
  Madame Lenormand, indifferent as to criticism and judgment, unskilled
  in matters of grammar and rhetoric, intent merely on promiscuous
  anecdote and cheap sentiment.”

    – + =Nation.= 81: 524. D. 28, ’05. 110w.

      + =Outlook.= 81: 1081. D. 30, ’05. 160w.

  “Out of these persons and adventures the author has made a readable
  volume.”

      + =Sat. R.= 100: 630. N. 11, ’05. 130w.

  “Mrs. Bearne’s amusing book gives a capital picture of Napoleon’s
  France.”

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 121. Ja. 27. ’06. 380w.


=Bearne, Rev. David.= Charlie Chittywick. 85c. Benziger.

  The tale of a resolute little lad who battled against a whole family
  of idle, shiftless, worthless members, and step by step becomes a
  self-respecting bread-winner.


=Beaumont, Francis, and Fletcher, John.= Works. Cambridge English
classics; text ed. by Arnold Glover. 10v. ea. *$1.50. Macmillan.

  An edition of Beaumont and Fletcher in the series of “Cambridge
  English classics.” It gives the text of the second folio, which
  contained the thirty-four plays of the first folio with the addition
  of the wild-goose chase and all other known plays of the authors
  published previously to 1679. All the variant readings appear in the
  appendix, but there is no critical apparatus provided.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Acad.= 69: 1169. N. 11, ’05. 1380w. (Review of v. 1.)

    + + =Acad.= 70: 376. Ap. 21, ’06. 460w. (Review of v. 2.)

        =Ath.= 1906. 2: 250. S. 1, ’06. 950w. (Review of v. 2 and 3.)

  “Does not seem to us to possess any advantage over the Variorum
  edition ... except that of greater cheapness.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 344. Ap. 26, ’06. 350w. (Review of v. 1.)

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 809. N. 25, ’05. 340w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “Within its restricted limits it seems to be well done. But it is not
  the twentieth century edition of Beaumont and Fletcher which is wanted
  by all students of the history of the English drama.” Brander
  Matthews.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 222. Ap. 7, ’06. 170w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The text ... is that of the second folio ... which causes us both
  wonder and regret.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 662. My. 26, ’06. 410w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The work has been executed with scrupulous care, but the result is
  far from satisfactory.”

    – + =Spec.= 96: 260. F. 17, ’06. 190w. (Review of v. 1.)


=Beaumont, Francis, and Fletcher, John.= Works. Variorum ed.; ed. by A.
H. Bullen. 12v. ea. *$3.50. Macmillan.

  Mr Bullen’s variorum edition of Beaumont and Fletcher was some years
  ago announced to “include all that was of importance in the work of
  previous editors, together with such further critical matter as the
  investigations of the past half-century supplied, and also a fuller
  record of the variant readings of early texts.... It follows in the
  main the lines laid down by Dyce, and offers an excellent reading
  text, while much learning is accumulated in the notes; textually,
  however, it is hardly what the modern philological scholar will regard
  as altogether satisfactory.” (Spec.)

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  “Where all the old editions are unanimous in one reading, but that
  reading is to modern editors inexplicable, the Variorum edition does
  not hesitate to change it.”

      – =Acad.= 70: 376. Ap. 21, ’06. 460w. (Review of v. 2.)

        =Ath.= 1906. 2: 250. S. 1, ’06. 950w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “The most striking of its deficiences is that it appears in what the
  general editor terms ‘modern spelling.’” Brander Matthews.

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 222. Ap. 7, ’06. 430w. (Review of v. 1 and
          2.)

  “There is no astonishing amount of erudition displayed in the very
  concise introductions.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 662. My. 26, ’06. 150w. (Review of v. 2.)

    + – =Spec.= 96: 260. F. 17, ’06. 910w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)


=Beavan, Arthur H.= Fishes I have known. $1.25. Wessels.

  The author’s many and varied experiences in landing strange fishes in
  out-of-the-way abodes are given instructively enough for cyclopedia
  information and entertainingly enough to captivate the most
  indifferent angler. “Dolphins, turtles, pilot-fish—very seldom caught
  it seems—the Australian barracouta, the Murray cod, the catfish and
  other antipodean fishes, have been among his prey.... After
  experiences in faraway waters he comes back to England, and always an
  entertaining guide, conducts us to more familiar scenes.” (Spec.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Dial.= 40: 302. My. 1, ’06. 140w.

  “A pleasant non-technical little volume upon fishing in general and
  particular—from the British standpoint.” Mabel Osgood Wright.

      + =N. Y. Times= 11: 406. Je. 23, ’06. 320w.

  “It is a book which any intelligent reader might presumably enjoy if
  he enjoys animate life, travel and adventure of any kind; but we
  imagine the average ten year-old boy would read it with keener
  interest and more profit than the angler.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 269. Mr. 29, ’06. 160w.

      + =Spec.= 85: 764. N. 11, ’05. 180w.


=Beck, (Carl) Richard.= Nature of ore deposits; tr. and rev. by Walter
Harvey Weed; with 272 figures and a map. 2v. $8. Engineering and mining
journal.

  The work “has that temper which has marked the Freiberg work for a
  century, and which took shape in the like work of his predecessor, Von
  Cotta, and the many successive scholars of that school.... The aim of
  the treatise is to give a compendium of what is known as to the origin
  and distribution of all those deposits which afford important metallic
  elements, with a measure of attention to each in some proportion to
  its economical importance, and by the means of a systematic
  classification of the occurrences.”—Engin. N.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Coming to the matter of this work, it may summarily be said that
  within its limits it is almost beyond praise. What is essential of all
  the important metalliferous ore deposits of the world is briefly, yet
  clearly, set forth, and this with a surprising evenness of
  presentation. The present writer knows of no other treatise dealing
  with as varied and wide-ranging features which approaches it in its
  accuracy and sufficiency. The work of the translator in his
  emendations as well as his renderings from the German is generally
  excellent.” N. S. Shaler.

  + + + =Engin. N.= 55: 191. F. 15, ’06. 2120w.

  “The subject of ore deposits is treated in an exhaustive way.” E. W.
  S.

    + + =J. Geol.= 14: 659. O. ’06. 160w.


=Becke, (George) Louis.= Adventures of a supercargo. †$1.50. Lippincott.

  “Given a setting which includes a man or two, a ship and a stretch of
  the Pacific, Mr. Louis Becke may be relied upon to reel off yarns of
  adventure to any extent.... The young hero is caught by a ‘southerly
  buster’ while sailing in Sydney harbour, and driven out between the
  towering ironbound Heads which guard the entrance to that famous
  haven, we settle down with confidence to the perusal of a string of
  adventures in which no break is likely to occur.... A [story] that
  should find much favour among boy readers.”—Ath.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The opening part of the present book inclines to dullness. The critic
  may quarrel with such books for their lack of any artistic scheme of
  construction, and upon many other grounds. But it is a fact that the
  adventures do not halt.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 510. Ap. 28. 300w.

  “To enjoy the book to the full one should not be more than seventeen.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 133. Ap. 12, ’06. 400w.

  “We imagine that ‘The adventures of a supercargo,’ although
  disappointing from the viewpoint of Mr Becke’s old admirers, will
  prove an enjoyable book to boys and those fond of taking their travels
  in such fictional form.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 304. My. 12, ’06. 610w.


=Bedford, Randolph.= Snare of strength. †$1.50 Turner, H. B.

  A tale of Australia which “shows intimate acquaintance with Australian
  miners, politicians, company promoters, and prodigal sons.” (Ath.) The
  atmosphere of vitality, of invincible youth greedy of life and domain
  is fairly heroic. Three young men “run their race with extraordinary
  vigor and leave the reader breathless, as was the way of the early
  Australian novels of the bushranging days. Modern worship of athletics
  has resuscitated the old type of wild rider and bold lover, but he has
  the modern touch of self-consciousness and knows himself for the man
  he is.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “But because there are signs of power in Mr. Bedford’s book, we would
  beg him not to squander his language as Ned the prodigal squandered
  his life.”

    + – =Acad.= 69: 1155. N. 4, ’05. 340w.

  “In the matter of style he sometimes errs through striving after force
  of expression, but there are passages in the book that are admirably
  written. Taken as a whole ‘The snare of strength’ is a remarkable
  book.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 467. O. 7. 230w.

  “If you can forget its shortcomings, you will find in it no small
  measure of rugged human nature, and you will get some new and
  interesting impressions of Australian life, physical, social and
  political.” Frederick Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 24: 117. O. ’06. 330w.

  “No more man-book has appeared since Theodore Roberts gave us ‘Hemming
  the adventurer’ in ’94.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 1488. Je. 21, ’06. 190w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 153. Mr. 10, ’06. 150w.

  “Is in its very being a book ‘worth while.’”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 274. Ap. 28, ’06. 460w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 387. Je. 16, ’06. 130w.

  “While the book is defective in proportion and literary art in some
  respects, the author has a genuine knowledge of human nature, and
  often writes acutely and with a real grasp on his characters and their
  motives.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 811. Ap. 7, ’06. 50w.

    + – =World To-Day.= 11: 766. Jl. ’06. 130w.


=Beebe, C. William.= Bird: its form and function. **$3.50. Holt.

  An untechnical study of the bird in the abstract, which, the author
  believes, with an earnest nature-lover, should follow the handbook of
  identification. Among the phases of physical life discussed are
  features, framework, the skull, organs of nutrition, food, the breath
  of a bird, muscles, senses, beaks, and bills, body, head and neck,
  wings, feet and legs, tails and eggs of birds. The book is handsomely
  made and copiously illustrated.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A valuable contribution to nature study, for it is both scientific
  and popular.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1405. D. 13, ’06. 40w.

  “It is to the fascinating drama of the evolution of bird life that he
  devotes most attention, and it is this feature of the book that will
  probably be found the most interesting.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 913. D. 15, ’06. 120w.

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 761. D. ’06. 180w.


=Beebe, C. William.= Log of the sun: a chronicle of nature’s year; with
52 full-page il. by Walter King Stone; and numerous vignettes and
photographs from life. **$6. Holt.

  Fifty-two short essays form the text of a chronicle which deals with
  interesting forms of the twelve-months’ life including plant, fish,
  insect and the neighbor in fur and feather. The sketches are direct
  invitations to enjoy the wild beauties of out-of-door life, and the
  illustrations fully second the call. The volume represents perfection
  in book-making combining strength with artistic points of excellence.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The most sumptuous nature book of the year. Anyone who absorbs this
  book will become in his own person a fairly accomplished naturalist,
  besides having a very good time in the process.” May Estelle Cook.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 387. D. 1, ’06. 420w.

  “A most useful handbook.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1400. D. 13, ’06. 140w.

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 858. D. 8, ’06. 100w.

  “We find only one false note in the present volume, and this was sung
  by a ‘bob-white’ in January.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 520. D. 13, ’06. 540w.

  “His words should reach a larger audience than holiday buyers and
  recipients.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 890. D. 8, ’06. 380w.


=Beebe, C. William.= Two bird-lovers in Mexico. **$3. Houghton.

  “A simple, unforced and delightful narrative.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 149. F. 10, ’06. 290w.

  “They have made one of the most delightful of nature-books.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 123. F. ’06. 120w.

      + =Ind.= 59: 1347. D. 7, ’05. 120w.

  “Mexico is an attractive country, and the account of the profusion of
  bird life, especially in the marshes of Chapala, is vividly written.
  But the book is not a work of great literary merit.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 1128. D. 30, ’05. 180w.


=Beecher, Henry Ward.= Life of Christ: without—within: two sermons. $1.
Harper.

  Two of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher’s strongest and most inspiring
  sermons. Christ’s life from without is sketched as it appeared to
  pharisee and publican; from within, as the greatest moral force the
  world has ever known.


=Beecher, Willis Judson.= Prophets and the promise. **$2. Crowell.

  “The real strength and interest of Dr. Beecher’s book lie in the
  second part, ‘The promise.’” Kemper Fullerton.

    + – =Bib. World.= 28: 154. Ag. ’06. 340w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 101. Jl. 12, ’06. 280w.


=Beet, Joseph Agar.= Last things. *$1.50. Eaton.

  A reprint, carefully revised and partly rewritten work published in
  1897. The principal topics discussed are “The second coming of
  Christ,” and “The doom of the wicked.”


=Beethoven, Ludwig van.= Beethoven, the man and the artist, as revealed
in his own words; compiled and annotated by Friedrich Kerst; tr. into
Eng., and ed., with additional notes by H: E: Krehbiel. *$1. Huebsch.

      + =Critic.= 48: 285. Mr. ’06. 110w.

      + =Dial.= 39: 449. D. 16, ’05. 30w.

  “Of real value to the student of musical history.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 999. O. 25, ’06. 90w.

    + + =Nation.= 81: 524. D. 28, ’05. 280w.

  Reviewed by Richard Aldrich.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 237. Ap. 14, ’06. 190w.


=Beldam, George W., and Fry, Charles B.= Great batsmen: their methods at
a glance. *$6.50. Macmillan.

  “We think [its value] considerable from every point of view save the
  pictorial.”

  + + – =Acad.= 71: 178. Ag. 25, ’06. 780w.


=Bell, Lilian Lida (Mrs. Arthur Hoyt Bogue).= Carolina Lee. †$1.50.
Page.

  An ardent Southern girl brought up abroad refuses to be comforted when
  her father dies. “How can you believe in a God who punishes you and
  sends all manner of evil on you while calling himself a God of love”
  expresses the burden of her distracted mind. She loses her fortune,
  she falls from a horse and becomes a cripple. Life looks hard and
  bitter. To her, in this state comes the healing truth of Christian
  science with its deep revelations of the power that can bind up the
  broken hearted, make whole and restore harmony.


=Bell, Nancy R. E. Meugens (Mrs Arthur Bell) (D’Anvers, pseud.).= Paolo
Veronese. $1.25. Warne.

        =Outlook.= 83: 332. Je. 9, ’06. 250w.


=Bell, Nancy R. E. Meugens (Mrs. Arthur George Bell) (N. D’Anvers,
pseud.).= Picturesque Brittany; il. in col. by Arthur G. Bell. *$3.50.
Dutton.

  The text and illustrations work out a unity of presentation
  interesting from a descriptive, historical and artistic standpoint. It
  is the record of a summer holiday in Brittany, and the observations
  include scenery, people, their homes, customs and manners, with now
  and then a dip into the religious and political aspects.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “We think [Mr. Bell’s drawings], indeed, better than those of any
  other colour-book on Brittany that has yet been issued. Mrs. Bell
  reveals in the arrangement and proportion of her book the skill of a
  practised writer, if in the loose style we are sometimes allowed to
  see the author almost ‘en déshabille.’”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 636. My. 26. 400w.

  “To journey through this romantic region with such accomplished guides
  is indeed a privilege.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 244. O. 16, ’06. 360w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 754. S. 27, ’06. 120w.

  “The text is agreeably written, and the pictures ... are sober,
  truthful, and sufficiently able, and are without any of those
  extravagances of color that have grown, of late, somewhat too
  familiar.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 241. S. 20, ’06. 80w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 425. Je. 30, ’06. 280w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 530. S. 1, ’06. 420w.

        + =R. of Rs.= 34: 382. S. ’06. 110w.


=Bell, Ralcy Husted.= Words of the woods. **$1. Small.

  Verse, “ranging from patriotic addresses to our country, through
  appreciation of nature in many moods, and eulogiums of friends, to
  impassioned love-songs.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Conventional verse of a rather commonplace kind, devoid of anything
  like originality and not noticeably felicitous in diction.” Wm. M.
  Payne.

    – + =Dial.= 41: 207. O. 1, ’06. 240w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 434. Jl. 7, ’06. 290w.

  “An impression is left upon the mind that prudent pruning would have
  made the volume smaller and saved the reader from occasional
  commonplaces both in thought and phrase.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 522. Mr. 3, ’06. 70w.


=Benn, Alfred William.= History of English rationalism in the nineteenth
century. 2v. *$7. Longmans.

  Mr. Benn’s book “includes intelligent summaries of the various systems
  of philosophy which have influenced English thought, and gives much
  detailed consideration to the influence of Coleridge and the
  neo-Platonists, to utilitarianism, and Benthamism, to the Oxford
  movement, and to all literary work of distinction which has influenced
  the spread of rationalism or tended to curb its spread.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His book strikes us as neither amusing nor particularly instructive.”

      – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 268. S. 8. 440w.

  “It is a singularly interesting and well written account of the
  movement of theological (and, to some extent, of philosophical)
  thought in England during the last century. The fulness and accuracy
  of Mr. Benn’s information regarding the books and writers whom he
  passes in review makes his survey instructive and suggestive even to
  those who dissent from the barren negativity of his conclusions.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 198. Je. 1, ’06. 2820w.

  “The discussion is necessarily far less simple than Sir Leslie
  Stephen’s account of the eighteenth century, and its dramatic unity
  correspondingly weaker; but it has a richness and variety that are not
  without their compensating interest.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 145. Ag. 16, ’06. 2230w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 411. Je. 23, ’06. 660w.

        =Sat. R.= 102: 301. S. 8, ’06. 1800w.


=Bennett, John.= Treasure of Peyre Gaillard. †$1.50. Century.

  While Jack Gignillatt, a young civil engineering student is
  recuperating among his Southern relatives, an old box is found at the
  end of a secret stairway which contains the legend of treasure buried
  in an adjoining swamp by an ancestor in the Revolutionary days at the
  time of a Tory raid. Jack’s nimble mathematical wit, aided by a
  cousin’s intuition, is put to the test of unravelling a cryptogram’s
  secret, which when once revealed starts an excited group on its way to
  the sure unearthing of a fortune.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A remarkable ingenious and vigorous yarn of mystery.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 485. D. 6, ’06. 420w.

  “The manner of the book is unconventional, and its combination of
  poetic imagination with rugged, somewhat broken style gives it a
  peculiar charm. The author’s one love scene, although it is told with
  poetic beauty and elevation of feeling, is a serious fault in
  construction, because in it he makes the sole departure from the first
  person in which the rest of the book is written.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 863. D. 8, ’06. 440w.

  “Will certainly hold a high place among tales of modern
  treasure-trove.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 712. N. 24, ’06. 190w.


=Benson, Arthur Christopher (T. B. pseud.).= From a college window.
**$1.25. Putnam.

  Eighteen essays whose subjects “are exceedingly diverse and unless
  they can all be brought under the heading, ‘criticism of life,’ there
  is no real bond of connexion amongst them.” (Ath.) The author writes
  upon religion, education, and literary subjects.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “He is always suggestive, and writes in a style that must commend
  itself to every lover of letters.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 445. My. 12, ’06. 1550w.

  “We find an ease and withal a grace, in these essays that charm out of
  the reader his sense of the pettiness of their reflections.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 606. My. 19. 420w.

    + + =Critic.= 49: 90. Jl. ’06. 260w.

  Reviewed by C. H. A. Wager.

      + =Dial.= 41: 33. Jl. 16, ’06. 770w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 157. Jl. 19, ’06. 320w.

        =Ind.= 61: 1161. N. 15, ’06. 80w.

  “After reading ‘From a college window,’ it is still possible to hold
  that ‘T. B.’ is a more engaging and even a more ‘convincing’ person
  than Mr. Arthur Christopher Benson.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 393. Je. 16, ’06. 1570w.

  “There is nothing musty about these essays. They are characterized by
  good sense, clear discrimination, and sane judgment, but they were
  written with scholarly ease, and they are invested with the atmosphere
  of well-bred leisure.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 481. Je. 23, ’06. 240w.

  “The interesting and attractive personality of the author stands out
  from the discussions, which are clothed in the best of modern essay
  style.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 254. Ag. ’06. 90w.

  “The chief fault one finds in these agreeable papers is here and there
  a touch of sentimentalism.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 21. Jl. 7, ’06. 260w.

        =Spec.= 96: 741. My. 12, ’06. 1360w.


=Benson, Arthur Christopher (Christopher Carr, pseud.).= Peace and other
poems. *$1.50. Lane.

        =Critic.= 48: 96. Ja. ’06. 60w.

  “Mr. Benson does not seek verbal felicities, and he has few lines that
  stand out from the rest, but all his writing is at a high level of
  thought and style. Sincerity and simplicity are too rare endowments at
  any time for us to pass them by lightly.”

    + + =Spec.= 95: 192. Ag. 5, ’06. 130w.


=Benson, Arthur Christopher (Christopher Carr and T. B., pseuds.).=
Upton letters. **$1.25. Putnam.

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 716. N. 24, ’06. 550w.


=Benson, Arthur Christopher (T. B. pseud.).= Walter Pater. **75c.
Macmillan.

  A life of Walter Pater written for the “English men of letters”
  series. The biography “is arranged chronologically in seven chapters;
  each chapter stands as a complete story either of events or of mental
  development. Pater’s early and long-forgotten writings are recalled,
  the raison d’etre of his Oxford life is clearly defined, the
  authorship of ‘Marius the Epicurean’ is analyzed with much care, and,
  finally, the fifty-odd pages devoted to ‘Personal characteristics’ are
  an achievement in graphic and intimate personalia which will doubtless
  be generously cited by reviewers of the book.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The life of Pater could not have fallen into safer, kindlier, or more
  sympathetic keeping than that of Mr. Arthur Benson.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 659. Je. 2. 1700w.

  “The biographer has entered so thoroughly into the spirit of his work
  that he writes of Pater with almost Pater’s own felicity.”

    + + =Critic.= 49: 206. S. ’06. 860w.

  “On the whole, however, the book is to be counted among the best of
  this excellent series.”

  + + – =Dial.= 41: 119. S. 1, ’06. 330w.

  “Mr. Benson writes with the most scrupulous self-effacement.
  Throughout, he walks warily, reverently, seriously, decorously, and
  his admiration is so constant that in one or two passages, as in the
  opening pages and the last chapter of the book, he falls somewhat into
  the manner of the master. Pater has been given into uncommonly
  sympathetic hands.” Wm. T. Brewster.

    + + =Forum.= 38: 102. Jl. ’06. 1000w.

    + – =Ind.= 60: 1543. Je. 28, ’06. 490w.

        =Lit. D.= 32: 869. Je. 9, ’06. 1220w.

  “It does not perhaps dig very deeply into Pater’s curious mind, and it
  has certain definite limitations; but it is a living sketch, vivid,
  tender, engaging, taken from a particular point of view, and touched
  off with real grace and ease.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 190. My. 25, ’06. 1220w.

  “It is quite an ideal biography.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 14. Jl. 5, ’06. 1530w.

  “His book is readable. He has marshaled his facts and given them to us
  in an interesting style.” James Huneker

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 349. Je. 2, ’06. 3420w.

  “Is, so far, the best expression of the life and mission of that
  Oxford dilettante in Roman English art and letters that we have.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 382. Je. 16, ’06. 140w.

  “Mr. Benson, with extraordinary skill, has caught the butterfly, and
  yet produced the impression upon our minds that it is still free and
  alive, still floating in the air that gave it being.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 460w.

  “This little volume is the best summary of Pater’s life and work we
  have yet seen.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 124. Jl. ’06. 50w.

  “With a fine and delicate reserve he refuses to do more than to
  suggest how and in what spirit we should approach so lovable, so
  reticent, so shy a man. Just this, so it seems to us, is the chief
  value of his work.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 102: 146. Ag. 4, ’06. 1220w.


=Benson, Edward Frederic.= Angel of pain. †$1.50. Lippincott.

  The hero of this new tale by the author of “Dodo” is a fine young
  Englishman, inheriting wealth and strength, but “a man with an iron
  hand who did not always remember to put on the velvet glove.” He
  proceeds in much too business-like a manner with his courtship, but is
  accepted by Madge Ellington chiefly through her ambitious mother’s
  persuasion. On the eve of the marriage, Madge finds that she loves a
  poor painter, and so begins a series of tragic happenings which lend
  hurried action to the story. There is a character worthy a
  Maeterlinck, Tom Merivale, who can give and receive messages from bird
  and beast.

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    + – =Acad.= 70: 381. Ap. 21, ’06. 560w.

  “We have no patience with the chapters in which the hermit appears.”

    – + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 445. Ap. 14. 290w.

  “The book is full of clever satire, trenchant analysis and a certain
  underlying vein of symbolism that is full of suggestion, but it lacks
  heart. There is not quite enough human nature in it, of the better
  sort, to make the characters convincing.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 31. Mr. ’06. 370w.

  “Mr Benson has gained much in solidity; he can no longer be called
  merely clever. But he has lost in vitality.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 483. My. ’06. 190w.

  “He has simply spoiled a story of genuine human interest by a reckless
  indulgence in sensational imaginings.” Wm. M. Payne.

    – + =Dial.= 40: 264. Ap. 16, ’06. 220w.

  “Is a good story and is something more.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 458. F. 22, ’06. 350w.

  “Leaves us with the impression that, for all its laboured length and
  solid paragraphs, the book is the result of incomplete imagination and
  undigested thought.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 116. Mr. 30, ’06. 480w.

  “The book is undeniably a little disappointing at first, because
  somewhat lacking in the amusing qualities which we have learned to
  expect from its author but it grows upon one as the characters slowly
  develop and the theme is worked out through the medium of their
  lives.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 117. F. 24, ’06. 600w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 387. Je. 16, ’06. 190w.

  “A singular mingling of the attractive and the disappointing. It is in
  its plot and situations distressing, but in its pictures of English
  society it is extremely interesting, and there are several characters
  worth knowing and rather carefully worked out.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 475. F. 24, ’06. 230w.

  “It is unusual, and well executed in a way but it is decidedly not a
  cheerful tale.”

    + – =Pub. Opin.= 40: 410. Mr. 31, ’06. 260w.

  “Mr Benson would do well to shun the supernatural: it does not suit
  his style.”

      – =Sat. R.= 101: 529. Ap. 28, ’06. 160w.


=Benson, Edward Frederic.= Paul. †$1.50. Lippincott.

  Paul Norris and Norah Ravenscroft who had played together since
  childhood find that they love each other after Norah marries Theodore
  Beckwith, a mean-spirited shrivelled up specimen of mankind. Paul
  becomes Beckwith’s private secretary and incidentally is compelled to
  be a modern type of court fool, tho sacrificing none of his dignity
  and courage in playing an entertainer’s rôle to amuse a pagan,
  sensuous nature. Paul’s hatred for the man tempts him to run him down
  with a motor car, he repents at the last moment but too late to avert
  the tragedy. The second part of the story shows Paul’s remorse which
  would drown itself in drink, his conversion, his marriage with Norah,
  and his final reparation to a “calm, un-angry, inevitable justice” by
  saving the child of Theodore and Norah from certain death.

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  “An unpleasant laboured story.”

      – =Acad.= 71: 398. O. 20, ’06. 150w.

  “We are disposed to rank this novel as Mr. Benson’s best work
  accomplished since the public ear was captured by the specious
  cleverness of ‘Dodo.’”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 543. N. 3. 280w.

  “The writing is hardly less slovenly and involved than usual, and, as
  usual, the minor characters are delightful.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 353. O. 19, ’06. 290w.

  “The villain is too villainous to be true, and the hero too amiable to
  engage sympathy; the heroine is simply a nice girl in an awkward
  position.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 513. D. 13, ’06. 360w.

  “It would be a safe prediction that the people who have liked Mr.
  Benson’s other books will like this new one even better.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 779. N. 24, ’06. 170w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 796. D. 1, ’06. 210w.

  “There is just a tinge here of that diabolism toward which Mr. Benson
  seems to have a bent.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 941. D. 15, ’06. 120w.

  “Mr. Benson is a writer who never quite gets the effect at which he
  seems to be aiming. The book would be twice as interesting if it were
  half as long.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 682. D. 1, ’06. 210w.


=Benson, Godfrey R.= Tracks in the snow: being the history of a crime;
ed. from the Ms. of the Rev. Robert Driver. †$1.50. Longmans.

  The rector of an English country parish has recorded the story of the
  mysterious murder of his friend and neighbor, Eustace Peters and the
  unravelling of the mystery to which certain tracks of heavy boots
  found in the snow furnish the chief clue. It is from this manuscript
  that the present thrilling detective story with its mazes of
  suspicions, its strange adventures and narrow escapes is supposed to
  have been edited.

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  “We do not remember reading such a clever murder story since Grant
  Allen’s ‘The curate of Churnside.’”

      + =Acad.= 70: 429. My. 5, ’06. 440w.

  “The book, in short, shows considerable crudeness, but also an
  imaginative faculty by no means contemptible.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 634. My. 26. 130w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 371. Je. 9, ’06. 240w.

  “It is the history of a crime set forth with much artistic literary
  ability.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 130w.

  “A good detective story of a somewhat novel kind. The book is really
  interesting.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 698. Je. 2, ’06. 220w.


=Benson, Rev. Robert Hugh.= King’s achievement. $1.50. Herder.

  A piece of controversial fiction which portrays Elizabethan times and
  doings, and which specifically deals with the suppression of the
  monasteries and the proclamation of the Royal supremacy in religious
  affairs. “Father Benson frankly takes sides.... The good is all on the
  side of the monasteries, the bad on the side of Henry and Cromwell and
  their creatures.” (Acad.)

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  “An exceptionally good historical novel, as such things go. It is a
  clever, a thorough, and a powerful work; but, in our opinion, it was a
  mistake to write it.”

    + – =Acad.= 69: 1080. O. 14, ’05. 340w.

  “The story, which is long, is mainly used as a vehicle for expressing
  the author’s decided views upon the religious and political matters of
  the day, and is rather overweighted by the historical detail which
  obtrudes itself too persistently in the foreground.”

    – + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 794. D. 9. 170w.

  “The work does not, on the whole, show as much careful elaboration as
  its predecessor [‘By what authority?’]. In compensation, however, the
  story has more unity and proportion, chiefly because there are fewer
  characters to claim the attention.”

    + – =Cath. World.= 82: 848. Mr. ’06. 460w.

  “He draws his characters with ease and sympathy, but not with that
  intensity of insight which creates a type and yet gives it the force
  of an individual. But they are not complete and striking human beings;
  and this is the flaw in what is a really beautiful and sensitive piece
  of work.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 4: 359. O. 27, ’05. 500w.

  “We gladly recommend the book not only as a romance but also as
  history, inasmuch as it gives a far more truthful picture of the great
  sacrilege of the sixteenth century than most of the (so-called)
  histories of the period.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 369. Mr. 24, ’06. 240w.


=Benson, Rev. Robert Hugh.= Queen’s tragedy. $1.50. Herder.

  The court setting is a prominent feature of Father Benson’s portrayal
  of Queen Mary, against which background he outlines her as “human and
  a woman.... First love, a passion for Philip of Spain in the breast of
  a woman of thirty-seven, is tragedy in suspense from its commencement,
  and the novelist makes her foolish heart flutter before us till we
  need the annalist to reduce the temperature of our pity.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Whatever else may be thought of Father Benson’s latest historical
  novel, no one will fail to find it fresh, suggestive and interesting.”
  J. H. Pollen.

    + – =Acad.= 71: 63. Jl. 21, ’06. 1090w.

  “The writing at the end of the book is fine and grandiose.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 37. Jl. 14. 310w.

  “Though it is a creditable piece of work is scarcely on a level with
  either ‘By what authority?’, or ‘The king’s achievement.’”

    + – =Cath. World.= 84: 270. N. ’06. 360w.

  “It is first and foremost an engaging book. The author has what is
  called ‘a way with him’ ... his humour is fresh ... then, too, though
  the style is firm and good, it is all so easy, so limpid, so light.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 259. Jl. 20, ’06. 790w.

  “Two historic scenes are depicted with great power, the marriage of
  Mary and Philip at Winchester, and the burnings of Ridley and Latimer
  at Oxford.”

      + =Sat. R.= 102: 433. O. 6, ’06. 220w.


=Benton, Joel.= Persons and places. $1. Broadway pub.

  “Mr. Joel Benton came into casual contact with many people we want to
  know about—Emerson, Thoreau, Matthew Arnold, Horace Greeley, Barnum
  and Bryant—and he chats about them in a pleasant way, tho without
  contributing anything very novel or important to our knowledge of
  these men.”—Ind.

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  “Writing largely of things a part of which he was and nearly all of
  which he saw, Mr. Benton can by no means be accused of producing
  merely the echo of an echo.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 50. Ja. 16, ’06. 300w.

      + =Ind.= 59: 1113. N. 9, ’05. 90w.

  “Most of the papers are not of serious importance.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 200. Mr. 8, ’06. 310w.


=Benziger, Marie Agnes.= Off to Jerusalem. *$1. Benziger.

  A happy account of a pilgrimage to Jerusalem during which the narrator
  gained “many graces, deep and holy impressions, and an enthusiastic
  love for the Holy land.”


=Berard, (Eugene) Victor.= British imperialism and commercial supremacy;
tr. by H. W. Foskett; with a pref. to the Eng. ed. by the author.
*$2.60. Longmans.

  Mr. Foskett says: “At the present time, the antagonistic opinions of
  free trade on the one hand, and the protection, fair trade, preference
  to the colonies on the other, are shaking to its very foundations the
  economic structure on which commercial Great Britain has rested and
  flourished undisturbed for the past fifty years. Under the
  circumstances the comprehensive survey made by M. Victor Bérard of the
  commercial and industrial situation of Great Britain among the leading
  communities of the day must undoubtedly appeal to the intelligence of
  all thinking Britons.” The translator’s aim is to emphasize the
  necessity for a thoro application of modern scientific methods.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The analysis of the book is keen, its style lively, and it is
  interesting reading.”

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 173. Jl. ’06. 140w.

  “On the whole, the translation is meritorious, and pains have been
  bestowed upon the book.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 228. F. 24. 880w.

        =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 522. O. ’06. 160w.

  “The figures are now so far out of date that an appendix bringing them
  down to within the year—if it be impossible to recast the text—is
  necessary. The translation is excellent.” Edward A. Bradford.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 237. Ap. 14, ’06. 1410w.

  “Suggestive and entertaining.” Alvin S. Johnson.

      + =Pol. Sci.= Q. 21: 718. D. ’06. 420w.

  “M. Berard is at best an able journalist juggling with second-hand
  knowledge and snippets from Blue-books and consular reports.
  Seriously, M. Berard’s English friends ought to have revised this
  undoubtedly interesting volume before it was allowed to appear before
  the English public.”

    – + =Sat. R.= 102: 19. Jl. 7, ’06. 1860w.

  “M. Bérard is a charming writer, but of English politics, of the
  English temperament, of Imperialism, of the personnel of English
  government, his conception is wholly farcical. The English version, in
  our opinion, might have been better done, for it is full of misprints,
  and many of the phrases are awkwardly rendered.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 536. Ap. 7, ’06. 1240w.


=Bergamo, Rev. Cajetan Mary da.= Thoughts and affections on the passion
of Jesus Christ for every day of the year taken from the Holy Scriptures
and the writings of the fathers of the church; new tr. by the Passionist
fathers of the U. S. *$2. Benziger.

  “The principal object of this new translation is to rescue from
  oblivion a valuable work for many years out of print.”


=Bernheimer, Charles Seligman=, ed. Russian Jew in the United States:
studies of social conditions in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, with
a description of rural settlements. **$2. Winston.

  “All are written out of a wealth of precise information and, though
  deeply sympathetic, exhibit a perfectly sane and fair minded spirit.”
  Frederic Austin Ogg.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 259. Ap. 16, ’06. 340w.

  “The book could still be rescued for the mass of American people who
  ought to read it, by careful editing, by the elimination of one third
  of its material, which is useless repetition, and by giving it that
  typographical dress in which the average reader expects a book of such
  popular value to appear.” Edward A. Steiner.

    + – =Yale R.= 15: 106. My. ’06. 440w.


=Bernstein, Hermann.= Contrite hearts. †$1.25. Wessels.

  “In its pictures of facts and conditions the book is entirely
  convincing, but as a story is not signally impressive.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 571. Je. ’06. 60w.

  “The story has a curious interest, as an interpretation, from the
  inside, of a theory of life utterly foreign to the average reader’s
  ideas.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 20. Ja. 1, ’06. 140w.

  “Is a simple, affecting tale of Russian-Jewish life.”

      + =Nation.= 81: 510. D. 21, ’05. 120w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 32. Ja. 20, ’06. 230w.


=Bertin, L. E.= Marine boilers: their construction and working, dealing
more especially with tubulous boilers; tr. and ed. by Leslie S.
Robertson, with a new chapter on “Liquid fuel” by Engineer-Lieutenant H.
C. Anstey and a preface by Sir William White. *$5. Van Nostrand.

  A second edition of this work by a Frenchman appears with such
  revision and extension as the strides in marine practice, make
  necessary. The editor says that “progress has been rather in the
  direction of concentrating practice, along well acknowledged lines,
  than by the introduction of any noticeable departure in the design of
  boilers. Considerable development has taken place in the application
  of steam turbines to marine propulsion, but it has not called for any
  change in the types of boilers already in use.” A notable addition to
  the volume is a chapter on “Liquid Fuel.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Ath.= 1906, 2: 218. Ag. 25. 620w.

  “On the whole, the book is to be commended as the most satisfactory
  treatise on water tube boilers from the historical and constructive
  standpoint of which the reviewer has knowledge.” Wm. Kent.

  + + + =Engin. N.= 56: 51. Jl. 12, ’06. 700w.


=Besant, Walter.= Mediaeval London, v. 1. Historical and social. *$7.50.
Macmillan.

  This division of the posthumous work of Walter Besant on “The survey
  of London” will be complete in two volumes. “Mediaeval London,
  historical and social” to be followed by “Mediaeval London,
  ecclesiastical.” “The first volume discusses the history of the city
  in relation to our kings, whose dealings with the capital are
  succinctly recorded. The social condition of the town is also
  exhibited in its many and varied phases.” (Ath.) “The numerous and
  excellent illustrations are not the least attractive feature of the
  book. Many are taken from manuscripts in the British museum and
  elsewhere.” (Nation.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The great charm of these volumes is the individuality of the writer.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 65. Jl. 21. 1200w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “His notes are exceedingly valuable, and no future historical novelist
  of London will, we imagine, ever pass them by.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 233. Je. 29, ’06. 990w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “Parts of the whole volumes are suggestive rather of a collection of
  materials than of the production of a literary artist.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 101. Ag. 2, ’06. 1270w. (Review of v. 1.)

        =Sat. R.= 102: 424. O. 6, ’06. 1280w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “It is impossible here to do justice to the ability with which this
  picture of the past is drawn. Sir Walter left out nothing that could
  help us to realize the vigour of the great city, its pride of
  patriotism, its wealth, its far-reaching commerce. His name will be
  linked with it in such a fashion as we can hardly find paralleled in
  the history of the world’s capitals.”

  + + + =Spec.= 97: 541. O. 13, ’06. 1320w. (Review of v. 1.)


=Betts, Ethel Franklin.= Favorite nursery rhymes. †$1.50. Stokes.

  Some of the oldest and the best nursery rhymes are grouped here and
  charmingly illustrated in black and white with six full-page colored
  plates.

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        =R. of Rs.= 34: 766. D. ’06. 90w.


Bible for young people: arranged from the King James version; with
twenty-four full page il. from old masters. $1.50. Century.

  A need of the day is supplied in this volume of Bible stories which is
  a new and revised edition of a book originally issued at double the
  price. In making the text interesting to young readers, genealogies,
  doctrines and the hard-to-understand passages have been omitted. The
  illustrations are fine reproductions of the work of old masters.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The present edition is in more popular form than when it first
  appeared.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 1406. D. 31, ’06. 30w.

  “The compiler has shown discrimination and taste in her selection of
  material. While primarily appealing to young people, this admirable
  compilation will interest grown readers as well.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 645. N. 3, ’06. 190w.

Bible—Proverbs; tr. out of the original Hebrew and with former
translations diligently compared and revised. $1. Century.

  This little volume uniform with the “Thumb nail series” contains for
  introduction a chapter on “The proverbs of the Hebrews” from Dr. Lyman
  Abbott’s “The life and literature of the ancient Hebrews.”


Bible. Book of Ecclesiastes: a new metrical translation, with an
introduction and explanatory notes by Paul Haupt. 50c. Hopkins.

  “The translation here presented is a good one—accurate, fresh,
  suggestive, and rhymical. The conclusions embodied in this work ...
  seem to rest upon too uncertain and subjective grounds.” Ira Maurice
  Price and John M. P. Smith.

    + – =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 323. Ap. ’06. 190w.


=Bielschowsky, Albert.= Life of Goethe; authorized tr. from the German
by W: A. Cooper. 3v. ea. **$3.50. Putnam, v. 1, ready.

  A three-volume life of Goethe, with full critical estimates, designed
  for the student rather than for the general reader. The author devoted
  a life-time to the work and based it upon material made accessible by
  the opening of the Goethe archives and by recent philological
  investigation. The first volume covers the period from 1749–1788,—from
  Goethe’s birth to his return from Italy.

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  “Mr. Cooper approves himself a competent German scholar, and a writer
  of sound English as well. His rendering is now and then a trifle
  loose.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 321. Mr. 17. 1660w. (Review of v. 1.)

    + + =Critic.= 48: 364. Ap. ’06. 2180w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “Bielschowsky’s book, by reason of its fuller and more accurate
  information will now take the place in our libraries that Mr. Lewes’s
  held so long. Professor Cooper’s translation is, in general, a very
  satisfactory piece of work. The language is usually well-chosen, and
  renders the thought, and in some degree the style, of the original.”
  Lewis A. Rhoades.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 85. F. 1, ’06. 1840w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “Is remarkable for the impartiality with which, as a general thing, it
  keeps the balance between literature and scholarship.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1163. N. 15, ’06. 100w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)

  “Bielschowsky has brought to his task the two indispensable
  requisites: on the one hand, familiarity with the details of Goethe
  research, a world of scholarship by itself; on the other hand, the
  ability to think and feel and enjoy independently and to write with
  clearness and charm.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 430. My. 24, ’06. 2250w.

  “Two things seem defective in this volume: Bielschowsky has been no
  more successful than his predecessors in getting at the details
  incident to Goethe’s administration of public office at Weimar, and
  less even than others has he appreciated the dramatic significance of
  Goethe’s first touch with Schiller when Goethe visited the military
  school in Würtemberg, which he disposes of in two lines.” J. Perry
  Worden.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 136. Mr. 3, ’06. 1620w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “Is probably the most complete and authoritative life of Goethe.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 118. Ja. ’06. 120w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The story of the years covered by this installment—1749 to 1788—is
  told clearly enough, but with all his study, all his industry, all his
  admiration of Goethe’s genius Bielschowsky has not written a great
  biography.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 826. Je. 30, ’06. 210w. (Review of v. 1.)

  + + – =Spec.= 96: sup. 640. Ap. 28, ’06. 2040w. (Review of v. 1.)


=Biese, Alfred.= Development of the feeling for nature in the middle
ages and modern times. *$2. Dutton.

  “It has been the author’s endeavor to trace in this volume the
  development of human thought in regard to the phenomena of nature from
  the introduction of Christianity downwards, in the same way that was
  done in a previous volume for the time of the Greeks and Romans. This
  has been done mainly by the study of writings, both in prose and
  poetry, in which natural phenomena, whether connected with scenery,
  weather, birds, or flowers, are spoken of with admiration.” (Nature.)
  “Ample quotations, pertinent notes, and a good index give point to
  Herr Biese’s discussions.” (Outlook.)

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  “The vague and unsatisfactory impression left by his generalizations
  is, no doubt, due in some degree to his style, though for this the
  translator may be to blame. On the whole, however, the translation is
  workmanlike.” C: H. A. Wager.

    + – =Dial.= 41: 235. O. 16, ’06. 1850w.

      + =Nature.= 74: 293. Jl. 26, ’06. 450w.

      + =Outlook= 83: 672. Jl. 21, ’06. 260w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 511. Ap. ’06. 50w.

  “Useful and comprehensive handbook.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 505. O. 7, ’05. 210w.


=Bigelow, Melville Madison, and others.= Centralization and the law;
scientific legal education, an illustration, with an introd. by Melville
M. Bigelow. **$1.50. Little.

  Eight lectures delivered before the Boston university law school “on
  various recent occasions ... as part of the plan of legal extension
  now on foot there.” “The main lines of thought centre around the ideas
  (1) of Equality which according to the author, was formerly the
  dominant legal force in American life; (2) of Inequality, which is
  characteristic of present conditions; and (3) of Administration, which
  is the supreme end of legal, and, in fact, of all education intended
  to fit men for the practical affairs of life. Specifically, the more
  important subjects discussed are the extension of legal education, the
  nature of law, monopoly, the scientific aspects of law, and government
  regulation of railway rates.” (Dial.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Dial.= 40: 333. My. 16, ’06. 130w.

  “The economic philosophy underlying these essays is of a somewhat
  conventional, if not dangerously superficial order.”

    + – =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 329. My. ’06. 1080w.

  “The book is one that can be recommended to the general reader as well
  as to the lawyer and the law student. The historical presentation is
  excellent, and the citation of modern cases gives to the conclusions
  an immediate interest which either presentation by itself would not
  possess.” Worthington C. Ford.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 48. Ja. 27, ’06. 1880w.

  “As an exposition of law regarded as a progressive science,
  ‘Centralization and law’ is a valuable contribution to real progress,
  and in a department where that contribution is greatly needed.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 478. Je. 23, ’06. 600w.


=Bigelow, Poultney.= History of the German struggle for liberty, v. 4.
**$2.25. Harper.

  “In the details of book-construction the volume is unusually faulty. A
  large proportion of the text, probably a third, consists of quotations
  worked in with so little skill that the volume suggests the note-book
  rather than the finished production. The worst feature of the book,
  however, is its unfortunate tone.” Frank Maloy Anderson.

    – – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 711. Ap. ’06. 490w. (Review of v. 4.)

  “It contains the same slap-dash miscellaneous kind of matter as do its
  three predecessors, and does not deserve, any more than they, to be
  ranked as history according to any established canon, nor as
  literature if grace of style and a clear thread of consecutive
  narrative are to be regarded as necessary.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 191. F. ’06. 160w. (Review of v. 4.)

  “The tone of the work is throughout journalistic, often hysterical;
  but some later writer will doubtless find in this mass of material
  abundant matter for a single volume that will clearly and logically
  present the subject without sacrificing what has evidently been Mr.
  Bigelow’s paramount aim—the readableness and popular character of the
  narrative.”

    – + =Dial.= 41: 73. Ag. 1, ’06. 200w. (Review of v. 4.)

  “Occurrences are treated rather in accordance with their
  picturesqueness or with the degree of attention which they excited at
  the time than with their permanent significance.”

  + – – =Nation.= 82: 301. Ap. 12, ’06. 460w. (Review of v. 4.)

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 113. Ja. ’06. 120w. (Review of v. 4.)


=Bigg, Charles.= Church’s task under the Roman empire. *$1.75. Oxford.

  “They are delightful reading, fresh and breezy in their manner, with
  an ease of handling the material that speaks of long familiarity. The
  footnotes add very much both to the size of the book and to its
  value.” Franklin Johnson.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 337. Ap. ’06. 630w.


=Bigham, Madge A.= Blackie, his friends and his enemies: a book of old
fables in new dresses; il. by Clara E. Atwood. †$1.50. Little.

  Thirty-five stories made new with the furbishing suggested by the
  “Story lady’s” imagination are told a little street boy by way of
  compensation for his pet rat that died.

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  “An animal book which children will find very charming.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 60w.


=Bindloss, Harold.= Alton of Somasco. †$1.50. Stokes.

  “It is interesting to compare with Mr. Beach’s novel the somewhat
  similar ‘Alton of Somasco.’ Here the scene is British Columbia instead
  of Alaska, and there is no political deviltry to impel the action, but
  otherwise the situation is the same, being evolved out of the conflict
  between legitimate settlers and unscrupulous schemers for the
  possession of valuable ranching and mining properties.”—Dial.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A novel which is terse, powerful yet graceful, showing intimate
  knowledge and acute observation, never overweighted with description
  yet containing many delightful pictures of colonial life and manners.”

  + + – =Acad.= 69: 881. Ag. 26, ’05. 330w.

  “We have no hesitation in pronouncing this his best story, nor in
  recommending it particularly to the attention of adventurous young
  England.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 235. Ag. 19. 400w.

  “The interest of the plot is fairly well sustained, but the book is
  carelessly written.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 571. Je. ’06. 50w.

  “An admirable novel is the result, and one which introduces us to a
  territory hitherto almost unexploited in fiction.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 364. Je. 1. ’06. 120w.

  “In ‘Alton of Somasco’ Mr. Bindloss is seen at his best.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 4: 279. S. 1, ’05. 380w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 110w.


=Bindloss, Harold.= Cattle-baron’s daughter. †$1.50. Stokes.

  The transition-period when the boundless cattle-lands of the Northwest
  were first opened to the home-steader is well handled in this story of
  the cattle-baron’s daughter and her divided loyalty to her father, the
  champion of the old order, and to her lover, the leader of the
  homestead boys. The characters are well drawn Western types and the
  scenes of feud and riot, of miniature war and revolution, are
  stirring, because behind the hero is the spirit of the times, the
  steady march of the settler leading to the final triumph of the plow.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 67. Jl. 21. 180w.

  “A tale of thrilling adventure with plentiful humorous relief.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 626. O. 6, ’06. 240w.

  “The interest is well sustained to the end of the story, which is much
  above the average and is well worth reading.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 237. Ag. 18, ’06. 180w.


=Binns, Henry Bryan.= Life of Walt Whitman. **$3. Dutton.

  In Mr. Binns’ biography and interpretation it has been the aim to
  write about Whitman rather than to give Whitman’s work with running
  commentary. The author is an Englishman “who ‘loves’ the United
  States,” and thinks the time is not yet ripe for a final and complete
  biography, and therefore his work is suggestive rather than conclusive
  in the sense of literary decisions. “It is as a man that I see and
  have sought to describe Whitman. But as a man of special and
  exceptional character, a new type of mystic or seer.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “As a biography, it will easily take its place as our most exhaustive
  and authoritative record of Whitman’s career.”

    + + =Acad.= 69: 1285. D. 9, ’05. 1520w.

  Reviewed by M. A. DeWolfe Howe.

      + =Atlan.= 98: 849. D. ’06. 1280w.

  “Both in biographical detail and in critical comment the book is an
  excellent piece of work, perhaps the fullest and best study of the
  poet’s life and writings that has yet appeared.” Percy F. Bicknell.

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 145. Mr. 1, ’06. 850w.

  “A book of some interest and value, which yet has a few of the faults
  common to most biographies. In the first place, it is too long.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 4: 401. N. 24, ’05. 2880w.

    + – =Nation.= 81: 469. D. 7, ’05. 840w.

  “The poet’s work is, indeed, vindicated simply and naturally by Mr.
  Binns, with no violence of argument, and it is a pleasure to
  acknowledge the fine quality of spirit which he displays.” Jessie B.
  Rittenhouse.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 110. F. 24, ’06. 970w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 380. Mr. ’06. 150w.

  “Mr. Binns’ book, granted a few somewhat soulful peculiarities, is not
  at all bad.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 20. Ja. 6, ’06. 1760w.


=Birney, Mrs. Theodore W.= Childhood. $1. Stokes.

  Believing that “discord in the home is in most cases due to a lack of
  comprehension of child nature and its needs,” Mrs. Birney offers
  parents and teachers the benefits of her earnestly acquired
  experience. “She is singularly free from fads; does not write as if
  she were the whole Law and the Prophets on the subject of children.”
  (Critic.)

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  “A careful perusal of the book should bring help to many households.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 378. Ap. ’06. 90w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 807. Ap. 7, ’06. 130w.


=Birrell, Augustine.= Andrew Marvell. **75c. Macmillan.

  “Very little is said of the poetry upon which his reputation rests.”

    + – =Dial.= 40: 51. Ja. 16, ’06. 260w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 119. Ja. ’06. 100w.

      + =Spec.= 96: 582. Ap. 14, ’06. 1720w.


=Birrell, Augustine.= In the name of the Bodleian, and other essays.
**$1.50. Scribner.

  “A collection of short essays on a great variety of subjects by a
  writer who is, by nature and training, a spectator and commentator of
  the school though not of the genius of Charles Lamb.” (Outlook.) “He
  opens his service, so to speak, in the name of the Bodleian, and goes
  to tell us of book-worms—the literary bookworm, not the one with
  spectacles—confirmed readers, first editions, libraries, old
  booksellers, collecting, and some score of similar things of value to
  the bibliophile.” (Acad.)

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  “If his work is always slight, it is very nearly always agreeable.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 1191. N. 18, ’05. 1360w.

  “Represents him favorably enough as a critic none the less stimulating
  because he touches his topics with a light hand.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 833. D. 16. 230w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 189. F. ’06. 310w.

  “Is characteristically full of quaint fancies, brilliant sallies of
  wit and humor, keenly-calculated judgments of men and things, and an
  erudition that pointedly avoids beaten highways to cull its treasures
  from old nooks and dusty corners.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 159. Mr. 1, ’06. 260w.

  “Without being in any sense of the word a great essayist, Mr.
  Augustine Birrell is a brilliant and lucid writer.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 426. D. 8, ’05. 1520w.

  “It would be a limited taste indeed that could not extract from [these
  essays] several half-hours of entertainment.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 41. Ja. 11, ’06. 640w.

  “None of them will seem really trivial to lovers of ‘Obiter dicta’ and
  its successors. For they are all marked with the good-humored
  acuteness, the animated nonchalance, which engaged us in him long
  ago.” H. W. Boynton.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 879. D. 9, ’05. 1400w.

  “This volume is more fragmentary and discursive than the earlier books
  from the same hand, and the papers are, on the whole, less valuable.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 46. Ja. 6, ’06. 120w.

  “These essays, aside from the Arnold fling, are charming in tone and
  in their literary quality, which ranges from Baconian formality to a
  very effective use of modern slang.”

  + + – =Reader.= 7: 566. Ap. ’06. 450w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 256. F. ’06. 40w.

  “It is always easy, but not always comforting, to read Mr. Birrell.
  When he is writing about books he is commonly delightful, though even
  here he cannot resist the temptation to ‘get his knife into’ something
  or somebody that he dislikes.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 97. Ja. 20, ’06. 1160w.


=Birukoff, Paul.= Early life of Leo Tolstoy, his life and work. **$1.50.
Scribner.

  The work of a man who was a friend of Tolstoi’s and in his employ. The
  outlines of M. Paul Birukoff’s biography were filled in by notes
  furnished by Tolstoi himself which fact lends a serious and
  authoritative value to the work. This first volume gives an account of
  the origin of the Tolstois, the novelist’s childhood, youth and
  manhood, and ends with his marriage. “A great deal of attention is
  devoted to the moral development of the young prodigy and very little
  to those amusements and external interests that probably were of far
  more importance in shaping his character.” (Acad.)

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  “It is indeed a most serious work and suggests that the author was
  much more anxious to exhibit Leo Tolstoy as a prophet and teacher than
  as a literary artist whose province it is to hold the mirror up to
  nature.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 498. My. 26, ’06. 2030w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “This most interesting publication ought to find many readers.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 178. Ag. 18. 1360w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “There can be no doubt that this work will be a mine of information to
  the more critical biographer as well as in itself of much value.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 188. Ag. ’06. 260w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “It is an exhaustive analysis of the youth and early manhood of a
  personality of exceptional interest, with whose later years of
  achievement the reading-public is generally familiar.” Annie Russell
  Marble.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 59. Ag. 1, ’06. 1530w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “When completed bids fair to become one of the important contributions
  to our biographical knowledge during recent years.” Wm. T. Brewster.

    + + =Forum.= 38: 97. Jl. ’06. 1350w. (Review of v. 1.)

      + =Ind.= 61: 1163. N. 15, ’06. 70w. (Review of v. 1.)

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 357. S. 15, ’06. 50w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “One can pardon somewhat his lack of literary skill, in view of his
  transparent honesty, and modest attitude toward his work as ‘material’
  for the use of more competent workers hereafter.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 60. Jl. 19, ’06. 600w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “There is in his attitude towards his literary master a certain
  servility of indiscriminate admiration, a too thoroughgoing sympathy.
  The net result of which simplicity is that the eminent Russian’s worst
  enemy could have wished him no other biographer.”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 368. Je. 9, ’06. 910w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The undisguisedly autobiographic portions are exceedingly frank in
  places, and always intensely egotistical.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 800. D. 1, ’06. 340w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The book is thus chaotic and almost incoherent, yet most of the
  material is of intense interest.”

    + – =Putnam’s.= 1: 110. O. ’06. 510w. (Review of v. 1.)

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 124. Jl. ’06. 90w. (Review of v. 1.)


=Black, Rev. J. F.= Bible way: an antidote to Campbellism. *50c. Meth.
bk.

  An argument in dialogue form which presents arguments against the
  doctrine of so-called Christian or Campbellite church.


=Black, John Janvier.= Eating to live, with some advice to the gouty,
the rheumatic, and the diabetic: a book for every body. *$1.50.
Lippincott.

  “Forewarned is forearmed” might be said to be the watchword of Dr.
  Black in his present work. He aims to save from pitfalls the mortals
  who eat and drink from instinct rather than from reason. He discusses
  the economics and values of different foods and gives dietary advice
  to people variously afflicted.


=Blackmar, Frank Wilson.= Elements of sociology. *$1.25. Macmillan.

  “On the whole, the author has furnished us with a very serviceable
  text. It is a logical development of the principles of the science and
  the different branches have been brought into proper correlation. Its
  style is sufficiently simple for easy comprehension and the student
  will find it a working manual of great value.” George B. Mangold.

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 243. Ja. ’06. 440w.

  “Is a singularly ineffective and eminently mediocre book. It affords
  no real penetrating insight into the nature of society. It has no
  intrinsic coherence.”

      – =Atlan.= 97: 852. Je. ’06. 230w.

        =Bookm.= 22: 535. Ja. ’06. 60w.

  “In general it may be said that Mr. Blackmar has made effective use of
  the new sources of material and new developments of theory that have
  become available since the publication of Mr. Fairbanks’ book.... Many
  pages of Mr. Blackmar’s book are marred by English not merely faulty,
  but incorrigibly and persistently so to such an extent that the sense
  may be recovered only with difficulty.” Robert C. Brooks.

  + + – =Bookm.= 23: 100. Mr. ’06. 910w.

  “The chapters on social pathology bring the science down to earth, and
  constitute probably the most valuable part of the book.”

    + – =Dial.= 40: 202. Mr. 16, ’06. 210w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 123. Ja. ’06. 100w.

  “Will serve a useful purpose ... for intelligent general readers and
  social workers who wish to gain a social attitude of mind in relation
  to all varieties of man’s activities.”

      + =School R.= 14: 542. S. ’06. 200w.


=Blair, Emma Helen, and Robertson, James Alexander=, eds. Philippine
islands, 1493–1898. 55 v. ea. *$4. Clark, A. H.

  “In eight volumes just under consideration, ninety documents ... are
  produced in translation, as are parts of the whole of seven old
  printed works. The editorial work upon these documents shows
  painstaking care and much discrimination. The translations—and this is
  important—appear generally to deserve the same commendation.” James A.
  LeRoy.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 681. Ap. ’06. 2900w. (Review of v. 21–27 and
          29.)

  Reviewed by James A. LeRoy.

  + + + =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 143. O. ’06. 1390w. (Review of v. 28–38.)

  “The volumes of 1905 are, all in all, the best edited and most
  carefully arranged and translated of the series thus far.”

    + + =Ind.= 40: 927. Ap. 19, ’06. 1090w. (Review of v. 21–27.)

    + + =Ind.= 61: 695. S. 20, ’06. 730w. (Review of v. 28–38.)

        =Ind.= 61: 1171. N. 15, ’06. 70w. (Review of v. 28–32.)


=Blake, Katharine Evans.= Hearts’ haven. †$1.50. Bobbs.

  “A stirring romance, rich in lights and shadows, full of human
  interest and possessing the peculiar charm of new scenes and
  surroundings. Another excellence of this work is the remarkable
  knowledge of psychology displayed.”

    + + =Arena.= 35: 108. Ja. ’06. 1310w.

  “The author of ‘Hearts’ haven’ has made clever use of her material,
  and the admission that the book leaves behind it a sense of depression
  is in itself a tribute to her strength.” Frederick Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 30. Mr. ’06. 160w.


=Blake, William.= Poetical works: a new and verbatim text from the
manuscript engraved and letter-press originals; with variorum readings
and bibliographical notes and prefaces by J. Sampson. *$3.50. Oxford.

  “‘Blake’s final version is uniformly adopted as the text, while all
  earlier or cancelled readings are supplied in foot-notes.’ All the
  poems are arranged exactly as they are found, and each group is given,
  as far as is known, in chronological order. The two main MS. sources,
  the Rossetti and the Pickering MSS., are now printed for the first
  time from careful and accurate transcripts, made by the present owner,
  Mr. W. A. White of Brooklyn, N. Y.”—Ath.

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  “If it be desirable to possess a scholarly and complete edition of
  Blake, it would be impossible to imagine anything more suitable to the
  purpose than the edition before us.”

    + + =Acad.= 69: 1325. D. 23, ’05. 830w.

  “Mr. Sampson’s edition of Blake is a masterpiece of editing and Blake,
  of all modern English poets, was most in need of a good editor.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 100. Ja. 27. 2150w.

  “We cannot be too grateful for this beautiful and scholarly edition of
  the great mystic.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 160. Mr. 1, ’06. 110w.

  “Mr. Sampson has compiled texts, compared different readings, grasped
  and illuminated obscure points, with all the tact and insight of the
  born commentator. His book should become the standard authority for
  all Blake students.”

  + + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 129. Ap. 12, ’06. 4030w.

  “Is in point of laborious research and painstaking arrangement, one of
  the most admirable pieces of editing that we have lately seen.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 99. F. 1, ’06. 280w.

  + + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 298. Ap. 21, ’06. 3240w. (Reprinted from the
          Lond. Times.)

    + + =Spec.= 96: 259. F. 17, ’06. 1760w.


=Blanchard, Amy Ella.= Four Corners. †$1.50. Jacobs.

  The three Virginia acres on which the somewhat impoverished Corner
  family lived formed the center of the stage upon which the four little
  Corners, Nan, Mary Lee, and the twins, a cousin, an old mule named
  Pete, an angora cat, a mongrel dog, and a few delightful grownups, act
  out a little family drama. In it, sad little economies, sickness, and
  trouble bravely met, are contrasted with the joys of healthy girlhood
  with homely adventures, and happy little surprises. It is a story that
  will make careless little girls thankful for their blessings.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is a peasant, homy sort of tale.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 50w.


=Blanchard, Amy Ella.= Little Miss Mouse. †$1. Jacobs.

  Miss Hester Brackenbury in days of affluence adopts two little waifs,
  a small boy and a girl, and when a few months later, she becomes poor
  she refuses to give them up but moves into a cottage and supports them
  by making buttonholes. It is a pretty story for grown-ups as well as
  children, for in the background is an old love-story which throws a
  mellow light upon the children in the foreground, their joys, their
  contentions and their troubles. In the end, thru little Miss Mouse and
  an old receipt, Aunt Hester is restored to her old estate.


=Bland, Edith (Nesbit) (Mrs. Hubert Bland).= Incomplete amorist. †$1.50.
Doubleday.

  “A study of an accomplished and refined male flirt who plays the game
  of love with counters only to find that at last he must play with
  gold. Contrasted with this superfine trifler is a straightforward,
  even impulsive English girl whose common sense and simple ignorance of
  the early Empire. These last three studies her girl artist life in
  Paris. The story has movement, variety, and originality.”—Outlook.

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  “It is essentially bright, witty, superficial work, and we are sorry
  to be, more than once, confronted with problems and situations which
  demand a stronger treatment and a deeper insight into human nature.”

    + – =Acad.= 71: 375. O. 13, ’06. 140w.

        =Ath.= 1906, 2: 473. O. 20. 210w.

  “There are several reasons why ‘The incomplete amorist’ is deserving
  of attention. To begin with, it treats old and well-worn material in a
  new and whimsical way.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

      + =Bookm.= 24: 119. O. ’06. 480w.

  “To judge by the experiment her true vein would promise to lie not in
  the picturesque region of Bohemian romance, but on the quiet levels of
  rustic comedy.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 263. S. 27, ’06. 340w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 120w.

  “‘E. Nesbit’ has shown that she understands grown-ups as well as she
  does children, and in ‘The incomplete amorist’ has written a novel
  original, clever, and full of interest.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 563. S. 15, ’06. 840w.

  “It has the great affirmative merit that it never bores the reader.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 141. S. 15, ’06. 120w.

  “As this novel is a study in masculine psychology it is unsatisfying.”

    – + =Sat. R.= 102: 585. N. 10, ’06. 180w.

  “The greater part of the story is extraordinarily vulgar, and to that
  part of it which is not vulgar it is impossible to apply any epithet
  but that of ‘stagy.’ The story cannot but remind its readers of the
  sentimental fiction of about twenty years ago.”

      – =Spec.= 97: 790. N. 17, ’06. 220w.

  “In the midst of the inrush of novels it is one of the few that
  deserve a better fate than that of serving as a time-killer.”

      + =World To-Day.= 12: 1221. N. ’06. 130w.


=Bland, Edith (Nesbit) (Mrs. Hubert Bland).= Railway children; with
drawings by C. E. Brock. †$1.50. Macmillan.

  “By a family misfortune these children are for a time deprived of
  their father, compelled to leave their pleasant home, and obliged to
  live in a little cottage close to the railway. All their strange joys
  and troubles are in one way or another connected with this railway and
  its surroundings.”—Outlook.

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  “A fragrant and sweet story. It would be indeed difficult to find one
  better suited for reading around the nursery fire or one which boys
  and girls alike would more enjoy.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 510. O. 27. 70w.

  “The interest—of which there is fair amount—is fortunately independent
  of the weak pen-and-ink drawings.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 484. D. 6, ’06. 150w.

  “E. Nesbit has put into a book for children some of that cleverness
  and charm which characterize his grown up stories.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 735. N. 10, ’06. 130w.

  “The incidents are worked out in a decidedly original way, and the
  story is strong enough to hold the attention of older readers as well
  as of young people”.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 533. O. 27, ’06. 170w.

  “It seems to us a pity that she has introduced into her latest story
  so very tragic and unpleasant a subject as imprisonment, whether
  wrongful or otherwise; to say nothing of implanting a premature
  distrust of British justice in the youthful reader’s mind.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: sup. 10. D. 8, ’06. 90w.

  “We can thoroughly recommend ‘The railway children’ as an excellent
  story.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 939. D. 8, ’06. 170w.


=Bland, Edith (Nesbit) (Mrs. Hubert Bland).= Rainbow and the rose.
*$1.50. Longmans.

  This volume of poems shows the author to be “Skilled in her craft....
  We like her best in her village monologues, which are full of insight
  and humour and sound philosophy. But when she pleases she can write
  also graceful songs.” (Spec.)

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  “Full of clever things in the conventional condescending mood which
  ought not to succeed, but unquestionably does. For the rest, E. Nesbit
  is not a poet, not a minor poet, not even an exquisite maker of verse;
  but all that an able woman who is not these can do by means of verse,
  she can do.”

    + – =Acad.= 69: 902. S. 2, ’05. 170w.

  “Many of the occasional pieces here tremble on the verge of success,
  and it seems as if a little more trouble and thought would have made
  them excellent.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 108. Jl. 22. 150w.

  “Her work always pleases. It reaches about the level of Jean Ingelow’s
  thought and sentiment, but never quite achieves the distinction of
  Christina Rossetti.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 39: 273. N. 1, ’05. 140w.

“Has the same qualities that has given her other collections rather
exceptional circulation. Mrs. Bland’s poetic sentiment is appealing
rather than poignant with the true poetic poignancy; though she has no
gift of verbal magic, she has verbal adequacy, and her verse is always
readable.”

      + =Nation.= 81: 303. O. 12, ’05. 220w.

  “The ‘Rainbow and the rose’ ... is neither decadent nor revolutionary,
  but fresh and individual in a simple way that makes agreeable reading
  of her more or less subjective verse.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 678. O. 14, ’05. 90w.

  “Shows much dexterity in versification, and a wider range than is
  usual in modern lyrics.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 761. N. 11, ’05. 160w.


=Bliss, Frederick Jones.= Development of Palestine exploration. **$1.50.
Scribner.

  This book which presents in amplified form the lectures delivered
  before the Union theological seminary in 1903 “treats of the progress
  made in the art of identifying sites, of the shifting point of view of
  travellers of different times, of Edward Robinson, Renan and his
  contemporaries, and of the Palestine Exploration fund and the
  exploration of the future.” (Am. Hist. R.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 728. Ap. ’06. 80w.

  “The work, as a whole, is written in an admirable spirit. Justice is
  done to the labors of each writer mentioned, though Dr. Bliss does not
  hesitate to mete out fair criticism to each when it seems necessary.
  The book contains an occasional misprint.” George A. Barton.

  + + – =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 581. Jl. ’06. 580w.

  “His tone is scholarly and his criticism remarkably just and well
  balanced. In a future edition Dr. Bliss might correct some misprints.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 790. Je. 30. 1340w.

      + =Bib. World.= 27: 399. My. ’06. 90w.

  “An ambitious work covering in small compass a large tract of
  history.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 211. O. 1, ’06. 160w.

  “The book is full of important information, not only for the Bible
  student, but also for the modern traveller, who incidentally receives
  some good advice.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 1161. My. 17, ’06. 260w.

        =Ind.= 61: 1166. N. 15, ’06. 40w.

        =Lit. D.= 32: 574. Ap. 14, ’06. 1100w.

  “His work is neither a complete bibliography, with such notes as will
  enable a student to select what he wants for study, nor, on the other
  hand, is it a narrative of exploration. It falls midway between.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 63. Jl. 19, ’06. 1500w.

        =Outlook.= 82: 716. Mr. 24, ’06. 140w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 510. Ap. ’06. 40w.

    + + =Spec.= 96: 834. My. 26, ’06. 1740w.


=Blomfield, Reginald.= Studies in architecture. *$3.25. Macmillan.

  Mr. Blomfield who is a “practising architect of distinction and
  enthusiasm sends a side-glance at Byzantium and Lombardy, but is
  chiefly occupied with the architecture (and architects) of the French
  and Italian renaissance.... Mr. Blomfield has not fallen into the
  faults he denounces: what he writes is full of interest because of his
  standpoint (and standing) as an architect, his personal knowledge of
  the buildings of which he writes, and his researches into their
  history. Above all, he has great enthusiasm for his art, a passion
  which archæology (while admitting others) tends, it would seem, to
  exclude.” (Spec.)

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  “A book as interesting as it is sound.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 523. Je. 2, ’06. 620w.

  “The volume is a real contribution to architectural criticism.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 220. Ag. 25. 1100w.

      + =Int. Studio.= 30: 90. N. ’06. 100w.

  “Can be heartily recommended to layman and architect alike. Its
  literary flavour is delicate; its architectural criticisms are sound,
  to the point, and keen.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 71. Mr. 2, ’06. 820w.

    + + =Nation.= 82: 307. Ap. 12, ’06. 840w.

    + + =Spec.= 96: 151. Ja. 27, ’06. 160w.


=Blundell, Mary E. Sweetman (Mrs. Francis Blundell).= Simple annals.
†$1.50. Longmans.

  Natural simple stories of humble village life. “Mrs. Blundell says in
  her Foreword that a golden thread runs through the homespun of even
  the most commonplace life. In each of these stories she has followed
  the golden thread. The village girls are innocent and charming, the
  men are chivalrous—their purpose is invariably marriage, and
  courtships end, as they should, with wedding-bells.” (Acad.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Our only quarrel is with her claim in the Foreword to call these
  charming fables ‘studies.’ For that, they are surely too slight and
  too determinedly optimistic.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 405. Ap. 28, ’06. 280w.

  “None of them reaches the high level which the best of ‘Dorset dear’
  attained.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 667. Je. 2. 160w.

  “It is as charming a book of the kind as we have come across in many a
  long day.”

    + + =Critic.= 49: 191. Ag. ’06. 120w.

  “The book is full of delicately handled studies of the lights and
  shadows that fall across the existence of the modern workaday world.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 120w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 440. Jl. 7, ’06. 290w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 142. My. 19, ’06. 70w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 794. Je. 23, ’06. 120w.

  “A collection of short stories, which are even better from a point of
  view of comprehensive description than her novels.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 793. My. 19, ’06. 280w.


=Blundell, Mary E. (Sweetman) (Mrs. Francis Blundell; M. E. Francis,
pseuds.).= Wild wheat: a Dorset romance. †$1.50. Longmans.

  Another tale of the West country, which “carries its readers’ thoughts
  far afield on to the blue hills and into the wild woods.” (Spec.) “It
  has more of passion and sorrow in it than most of her romances, but is
  all the stronger for this, while there is enough of the humorous and
  cheerful to balance the whole. The love story is sweet and wholesome.”
  (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “‘Wild wheat’ is an admirable story and Peter’s character is finely
  handled, but in general interest it does not reach the level of some
  other Dorset tales.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 1130. O. 28, ’05. 580w.

  “This is a very readable story of country life, though it is not equal
  to ‘The manor farm.’ The plot is a little thin.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 718. N. 25. 190w.

  “A correct, pretty, unpretentious tale that will please those who love
  the primroses of literature.”

      + =Cath. World.= 82: 708. F. ’06. 130w.

  “Inconsequent as the story is, it is readable, and perhaps we have
  found it the more provoking because indications are not wanting of the
  author’s capability of really good work.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 10: 923. D. 30, ’05. 380w.

      + =Outlook.= 81: 892. D. 9, ’05. 70w.

      + =Spec.= 95: 1090. D. 23, ’05. 200w.


=Boas, Henrietta O’Brien (Owen) (Mrs. Frederick Samuel).= With Milton
and the Cavaliers. **$1.50. Pott.

  “This book is a collection of biographical sketches relating to the
  chief personages in England at the time of the civil war. The only
  connection that binds them together is the common period of which they
  treat and the historical thread that runs through them. The political,
  military, religious, literary, and social figures of the time are all
  illustrated in these essays, which taken together, thus present in a
  way a sort of picture of the moving forces of the period.”—N. Y.
  Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Is not an instructive or a well-written book.”

      – =Dial.= 40: 94. F. 1, ’06. 390w.

  “She has written soundly and soberly and from abundance of
  information. She has not made her work abstruse, and it is a clear and
  consistent account of a momentous period in English history.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 679. O. 14, ’05. 510w.


=Boggs, Sara E.= Sandpeep. †$1.50. Little.

  Keren Happuch Brenson, better known as Sandpeep, a child of the waves
  as well as the shore who “fished and lobstered for a living” and
  listened in ecstasy to the music of her fiddle string across the pane
  of her cobwebby loft, is a heroine “rustic from her finger tips to her
  innermost cerebral atom.” Her development from the moment she became
  young Geoffrey Warrington’s governess to the day that established her
  in Munich for musical study is characterized by fearless loyalty and
  keen devotion to purpose. With a “Jane Eyre heroine and a virtuous
  Rochester” the story also records the mercenary intrigue of a woman’s
  substitution, of herself and child for her departed twin sister and
  baby, out of which deception grows the plot.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Ind.= 61: 213. Jl. 26, ’06. 30w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 273. Ap. 28, ’06. 280w.

  “Parts of it are really exciting.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 303. My. 12, ’06. 460w.


=Boissier, Gaston.= Tacitus and other Roman studies tr. by W. G.
Hutchison. †$1.75. Putnam.

  “This volume contains four essays: the first, occupying more than half
  the whole work, deals with Tacitus as an historian, the others with
  subjects connected with the same period carry her through some trying
  experiences and contain much instruction and not a little
  entertainment. The Roman ‘Schools of declamation’ are described with
  admirable point and refreshing humour.... The essay on ‘The Roman
  journal’ helps us to realize how a worldwide empire managed to survive
  without newspapers. The discussion of the poet Martial is a specimen
  of ... lively and illuminating literary criticism.”—Sat. R.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The young student of the Imperial age ... can get to closer grips
  with the facts, even if he cannot deal with them so incisively and so
  elegantly as M. Boissier.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 251. Jl. 13, ’06. 470w.

  “The translation is correct in the main, and reads fairly smoothly. We
  wish that the book might be read and pondered by lovers of Tacitus,
  writers of history, and any other scholars who are planning learned
  works.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 266. S. 27, ’06. 670w.

  “M. Boissier’s sympathetic essay will please all those who believe in
  the educational value of the ancient historians and who admire the
  greatest of them.” Robert L. Schuyler.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 511. Ag. 18, ’06. 1750w.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 288. S. 29, ’06. 170w.

  “If consequently we advise all those students who can do so to read M.
  Boissier in the original, no offence is intended Mr. Hutchison, whose
  translation is readable and accurate, and will lead many to work at
  the subject who would be deterred by a French book.”

      + =Sat. R.= 102: 115. Jl. 28, ’06. 1530w.

      + =Spec.= 97: 576. O. 20, ’06. 1480w.


=Bolton, Sarah Knowles (Mrs. Charles E. Bolton).= Famous American
authors. $2. Crowell.

  “Entertaining, chatty, sympathetic essays.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 119. Ja. ’06. 30w.


=Bombaugh, Charles Carroll.= Facts and fancies for the curious from the
harvest-fields of literature. **$3. Lippincott.

        =Nation.= 83: 98. Ag. 2, ’06. 40w.

  “The collection is large and varied, and the ‘chestnut’ is not more
  frequent than one would expect.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 1131. D. 30, ’05. 170w.


=Bond, Francis.= Gothic architecture in England. *$12. Scribner.

  “Mr. Bond’s work is extraordinarily full, extraordinarily minute, and
  enriched by a wealth of illustrations, as well as most elaborate
  indexes, a very full bibliography, a chronological table, and many
  sheets of comparative mouldings drawn ... to a uniform scale.... Part
  1 is introductory, and covers the whole origin and development of
  mediæval church architecture in this country; while Part 2 is an
  analysis in which the whole ground is gone over in detail, piece by
  piece.”—Spec.

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  “This is in every sense of the word, a great book. It is a book that
  at once steps to the front as authoritative, and it will be long
  before it is superseded.”

  + + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 871. D. 23. 2890w.

  “Weighty and eminently trustworthy volume. His language is never
  obscure, and the veriest novice can follow with ease the arguments
  that are the result of many years’ study and of the critical insight
  that is so rare a gift.”

  + + + =Int. Studio.= 26: 86. Mr. ’06. 300w.

  “As a mine of erudition, of detailed analysis and information, and of
  criticism on English mediaeval church architecture, the book is worthy
  of all praise. It is no rival in persuasive literary style to the
  charm of Viollet-le-duc’s delightful mastery of lucid French.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 159. My. 4, ’06. 880w.

  “This is a scholar’s book.”

  + + + =Nation.= 83: 126. Ag. 9, ’06. 990w.

  “Altogether a volume very well worth having, worth inspecting, worth
  reading, even, up to a certain point, worth studying.” Montgomery
  Schuyler.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 301. My. 12, ’06. 2250w.

  “Must stand for many years to come as _the_ book of reference on the
  subject of ecclesiastical Gothic in England for all architects and
  archæologists.”

  + + + =Spec.= 96: 150. Ja. 27, ’06. 470w.


=Bond, Octavia Zollicoffer.= Old tales retold; or, Perils and adventures
of Tennessee pioneers. *$1. Pub. House of M. E. Ch. So.

  The annals of Ramsay and Putnam and later historical chronicles have
  been followed “with faithful and painstaking exactness” by the writer
  in these tales of pioneer life. “They will give the rising generation
  of Tennesseans more admiration and respect for the hardy and
  intelligent pioneers who invaded the wilderness and built up our
  western civilization.”


=Bonner, Geraldine (Hard Pan, pseud.).= Castlecourt diamond case. †$1.
Funk.

  Lady Castlecourt’s diamonds are stolen, and thereby hangs a detective
  tale in the relating of which six people participate. First the lady’s
  maid tells her story, then follow statements by the real thief, by
  Cassius P. Kennedy and his wife into whose innocent possession the
  stolen gems are thrust when the scared thief is forced to act quickly,
  by the private detective, and, lastly, by Lady Castlecourt herself who
  furnishes the key to a surprising situation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A detective novelette of some uncommon qualities.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 492. Mr. 31, ’06. 80w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 822. D. 2, ’05. 110w.

  “An amusing detective story.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 275. F. 3, ’06. 50w.


=Booth, Eva Gore-.= Three resurrections, and The triumph of Maeve. **$2.
Longmans.

  Mythological and metaphysical parables based upon the themes of
  Lazarus, Alcestis and Psyche form the first part of this volume of
  poetry, while the second is a romance in dramatic form which is
  “filled with the haunting spirit of Celtic mysticism.” (Dial.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Miss Gore-Booth is a very thoughtful poet, who avoids affected
  diction, and combines depth with simplicity.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 329. My. 16, ’06. 460w.

  “The bathos which is so frequently the result of a forced alliance
  between poetry and science, is a feature of ‘The three resurrections,
  and The triumph of Maeve.’”

      – =Sat. R.= 101: 209. F. 17, ’06. 110w.

  “There is an unreality in the imagery and a monotony in the epithets
  which, in spite of all her art, affect the reader with weariness.”

      – =Spec.= 96: 262. F. 17, ’06. 110w.


=Borrow, George.= Romano lavo-lil; word book of the Romany or
English-Gypsy language. $2. Putnam.

  “Altogether it is an entertaining book, full of the spirit that makes
  ‘Lavengro’ so attractive, and with a bit more of a serious definite
  character.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 23. Ja. 1, ’06. 200w.


=Bose, Jagadis Chunder.= Plant response as a means of physiological
investigation. *$7. Longmans.

  “A substantial octavo volume of more than 700 pages, devoted to the
  elucidation and illustration of a single thesis. Although this thesis
  is here given in many forms and stated in connection with numerous
  associated topics, it is essentially simple in its outline. It is
  this: the plant is a machine; its movements in response to external
  stimuli, though apparently various, are ultimately reducible to a
  fundamental unity of reaction.... By means of ingenious delicate
  instruments which exaggerate the slightest motion at any spot, he has
  long been able to demonstrate that even the oldest tissues of a plant,
  so long as they are living are capable of responding in a marked
  degree to certain external stimuli. A special feature distinguishing
  this treatise from many of its class is the presentation, at the end
  of every chapter, of a summary which gives in a few short sentences
  the substance of the chapter.”—Nation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “One which no plant physiologist, however much he may combat details
  in it, can afford to ignore.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 768. Je. 23. 2530w.

  “The account itself is too detailed and too diffuse to be read
  straight through by any but a lover of plants or a student of the
  problem. It is however, simple and straightforward.” E. T. Brewster.

    + – =Atlan.= 98: 419. S. ’06. 560w.

  “The book is not without errors, both of reasoning and fact, into
  which the author has fallen by reason of some unfamiliarity with his
  materials. But whatever the future may show as to the accuracy of
  details, this book may be acclaimed as a path-breaking one; for it
  shows a method of attack and a refinement of instrumentation for the
  study of the phenomena or irritable reactions in plants that are sure
  to be of the utmost service.” C. R. B.

    + – =Bot. Gaz.= 42: 148. Ag. ’06. 1170w.

  “The treatise is stimulating and is likely to be fruitful in
  controversy.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 41. Jl. 12, ’06. 1120w.


=Boswell, James.= Life of Samuel Johnson; ed. with an introd. by Mobray
Morris. 2v. $2.50. Crowell.

  The introduction sketches briefly the difficulties and perils which
  surrounded Boswell in the preparation of his lasting work, and
  concludes with “A great subject and a great picture! Nor can portrait
  and painter ever be dissociated. As long as the huge bulk of Johnson
  rolls down the stream of Time, so long will the queer little figure of
  his biographer be saluted with no unkindly laughter.”


=Boswell, James.= Life of Johnson. $1. Frowde.

  A reprint of the third edition of this standard biography. It is
  similar in make-up to the handy classic volumes.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Critic.= 48: 91. Ja. ’06. 20w.

    + + =Dial.= 39: 391. D. 1, ’05. 80w.

    + + =Educ. R.= 30: 426. N. ’05. 80w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 675. O. 14, ’05. 90w.


=Boulton, William B.= Sir Joshua Reynolds. **$3. Dutton.

  “If less vigorous in its ideas than Armstrong’s work, has the merit of
  telling the story of the painter’s life with much entertaining
  detail.” Royal Cortissoz.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 274. F. ’06. 150w.

  “While the work of Leslie and Taylor must remain the best source for
  an original study of Reynolds, this volume is easily the best general
  survey that we know.” Charles Henry Hart.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 226. Ap. 1, ’06. 450w.

  “He has something of Boswell’s gift. He knows what facts are worth
  telling and what are not. His style is unpretending, but not
  disagreeable.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 73. Mr. 2, ’06. 470w.

    + – =Nation.= 81: 509. D. 21, ’05. 150w.


=Bourne, Henry Eldridge.= History of mediaeval and modern Europe. $1.50.
Longmans.

  “In the volume under review, Professor Bourne aims to give an account
  of European history which shall accent the features of the development
  common to European peoples as a whole, and subordinate the details of
  the different countries. He has met with reasonable success in this
  aim as well as in the effort to adapt the narrative to the needs of
  secondary school students; for it is this audience rather than that of
  a college that the author appears to have had in mind.”—Yale R.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  Reviewed by Earl Wilbur Dow.

        =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 718. Ap. ’06. 890w.

  “A conveniently arranged and well illustrated text-book for school.”

      + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 234. Ja. ’06. 30w.

      + =Bookm.= 23: 104. Mr. ’06. 260w.

      + =Ind.= 62: 257. Ag. 2, ’06. 50w.

  “The geographical relationships have been carefully noted, and strict
  attention has been paid to chronology, the various events of history
  in several countries being arranged in respect to time, so that the
  pupil will be able to carry the general situation pretty clearly in
  mind, while studying some special detail.” Francis W. Shepardson.

      + =School. R.= 14: 68. Ja. ’06. 180w.

  “The style on the whole is excellent, simple, remarkably free from
  technical terms, and abounding in effective illustrations.” Curtis
  Howe Walker.

    + + =Yale R.= 14: 435. F. ’06. 390w.


=Bousset, Wilhelm.= Jesus; tr. by Janet Penrose Trevelyan; ed. by W. D.
Morrison. *$1.25. Putnam.

  A book which “is a study of the mind of Jesus in its relation to the
  Jewish circle of His time, with its ideas and ideals, and also to the
  larger world of humanity.” (Ath.) “Bousset rejects the miraculous from
  the Gospel story and regards it as a later accretion. The only
  wonderful works of Jesus which he considers genuine are His miracles
  of healing. ‘His healing activity lies entirely within the bounds of
  what is psychologically conceivable.’” (Hibbert. J.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Translated into excellent English.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 153. Ag. 11. 700w.

    + – =Hibbert J.= 4: 934. Jl. ’06. 680w.

  “Tho brief in compass and designed as a popular hand-book, could not
  be omitted from any fair list of recent scientific studies in the
  records of the past.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 1165. N. 15, ’06. 60w.

  “The character and teaching of the Saviour are treated by Professor
  Bousset with splendid sympathy, though he occasionally adopts a tone
  of patronage; and he frankly rejects some of His moral teaching as
  exaggerated and impracticable. But in spite of this, we welcome the
  book as being a real step back from mere criticism towards a deeper
  religious appreciation of our Lord and His gospel.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 699. Je. 2, ’06. 210w.


=Bovey, Henry Taylor.= Theory of structures and strength of materials.
*$7.50. Wiley.

  “The book, as its title indicates, is an attempt to cover, in one
  volume subjects which are generally and in the opinion of the
  reviewer, better, separated. It apparently aims to be a treatise on
  mechanics, the strength of materials, friction, framed structures,
  masonry, and, to some extent on machinery. The subjects of toothed
  gearing, dynamometers, belts and ropes appear, although they are
  usually included in works on structures.”—Engin. N.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book contains a very large amount of information, and will be
  useful as a book of reference for those familiar with the subject, but
  it is very poorly arranged and there is a lack of emphasis on
  fundamental principles.” George F. Swain.

  + + – =Engin. N.= 55: 425. Ap. 12, ’06. 1380w.

  “We have no hesitation in saying that Prof. Bovey in thus practically
  rewriting his book has considerably improved its value, both to the
  engineering student and to the civil engineer, engaged in the design
  of all classes of structures in steel and iron.” T. H. B.

    + + =Nature.= 74: 243. Jl. ’06. 640w.


=Bowen, Marjorie.= Viper of Milan. $1.50. McClure.

  “The viper of Milan,” written by a youthful novelist of sixteen,
  outlines against a mediaeval background the black intrigues of Gian
  Galeazzo Visconti. The plot centers about Visconti’s destruction of
  Verona, his abduction of the Duke of Verona’s wife and the efforts of
  the Duke to rescue her, necessitating a round of treacherous
  adventure.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “While making no special pretensions to historical accuracy, it
  attains, from the standpoint of romance, an unusually high level. We
  notice with regret the numerous grammatical slips which disfigure an
  otherwise excellent style.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 298. S. 15. 280w.

  “The book represents an infinitesimal achievement, and it would not be
  serving Miss Bowen to pretend that we find special promise in it.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 513. D. 13, ’06. 240w.

  “Della Scala and Visconti stand out most vividly in one’s memory of
  the characters, but there are many others drawn with admirable
  delicacy and skill. She has certainly triumphed along unconventional
  lines, for love is not the absorbing theme in ‘The viper of Milan,’
  and the ending is most unhappy.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 751. N. 17, ’06. 780w.

  “For so young a writer, Miss Bowen shows a remarkable sense of style,
  which, taken in conjunction with her energy and imaginative power,
  make her a welcome recruit to the ranks of adventurous romancers.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 578. O. 20, ’06. 1200w.


=Bowne, Borden Parker.= Immanence of God. **$1. Houghton.

  The author says that “The undivineness of the natural and
  unnaturalness of the divine is the great heresy of popular thought
  respecting religion.” He would offset the heresy with the statement
  “God is the omnipresent ground of all finite existence and activity.”
  “Two ... characteristics are very apparent in this little book.... The
  first is his ability to see clearly the reality so often hidden behind
  a voluminous debate about words; the second is his literary knack in
  so expressing the truth that the non-scholastic reader can understand
  it.” (Outlook.)

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  Reviewed by George Hodges.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 417. Mr. ’06. 310w.

  “His volume is a very sane and a very readable book, at once profound
  in thought and intelligible in expression.”

      + =Outlook.= 81: 576. N. 4, ’05. 230w.


=Boxall, George E.= Anglo-Saxon; a study in evolution. $1.25. Wessels.

  The aim of this volume is “to bring all the English-speaking peoples
  together by enabling them to realize their own characteristics.” And
  to this end the author “has covered the ground that the Anglo-Saxon
  occupies in anthropology, history, economics, art, theology, and
  everything else.... The privileged classes of England are a Latin
  survival, and so is the ‘boss’ of American politics. Nevertheless,
  Americans, Australians, and other Anglo-Saxons are far ahead of Great
  Britain in their progress towards true Anglo-Saxonism; but a revulsion
  is coming even there.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “He goes on for page after page proclaiming statements, sometimes of
  the most far-reaching importance positive and negative, and sometimes
  completely reversing conclusions of the students of those subjects,
  without a rag of evidence except the statement of his own general
  impression.”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 405. Je. 23, ’06. 670w.

  “His observations are comprehensive and interesting, but rather
  cursory and superficial. In philosophizing upon them he is plainly
  amateurish.”

    – + =Outlook.= 83: 526. Je. 30, ’06. 160w.


=Boyce, Neith, pseud. (Mrs. Hutchins Hapgood).= Eternal spring: a novel.
†$1.50. Fox.

  A drama full of youth and love is enacted by a group of Americans on
  an Italian stage. A young American of thirty whose struggle for a
  competence in the Chicago stock-market had worn him down to “the
  absolute essentials of physical being” goes to Italy to marry the
  woman he had secretly loved—eight years his senior and now a widow.
  While pursuing the course of a luke-warm wooing he falls in love with
  her cousin, a gifted girl made melancholy by a wrongly fostered idea
  of hereditary insanity. The courage of the woman who relinquishes her
  claim on him is only surpassed by his energy in dispelling the
  illusion of insanity that holds the woman he loves.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “‘The eternal spring,’ forms a curious and not altogether satisfactory
  antithesis to ‘The forerunner,’ insomuch as its plot is a much more
  conspicuous feature than its human nature. It is not so fine a piece
  of art as the author’s earlier novel, not so fine even as her short
  stories.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 190. Ap. ’06. 800w.

  “Sentimentality runs riot in this story of young love in Italy.”

      – =Critic.= 48: 474. My. ’06. 70w.

  “The story is told with freshness and charm, in parts almost with
  distinction.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 41: 115. S. 1, ’06. 260w.

  “Although we have found its leading characters not a little
  exasperating, ‘The eternal spring’ is a model of unusual originality
  and interest.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 94. F. 17, ’06. 610w.

  “This story is not bad reading.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 389. Je. 16, ’06. 160w.

  “The absence of plot and incident seems to indicate that it was
  intended to be a psychological novel; but the absence of any real
  psychological analysis leaves it doubtful just where to place it.”

      – =Outlook.= 82: 857. Ap. 14, ’06. 50w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 758. Je. ’06. 60w.


=Boyd, James E.= Differential equations. 60c. James E. Boyd, Columbus,
O.

  “The merit of the book consists in a large number of mechanical and
  electrical problems that are given. These ought to do much to
  stimulate the interests of the students for whom the author writes.”
  William Benjamin Fite.

  + + – =Phys. R.= 22: 62. Ja. ’06. 140w.


=Boyd, Mary Stuart.= Misses Make-Believe. †$1.50. Holt.

  The Misses Make-Believe occupy a dilapidated London house, drive a
  victoria, jobbed for the London season on the most moderate terms,
  give “ghastly” receptions, the eve of which function finds them in the
  kitchen making half a dozen packets of table jelly and a bag of flour
  and a dozen shop eggs into supper for fifty. The guardian of these
  ambitious sisters at length persuades them to leave their stifling
  atmosphere and take up their abode in the country. The story really
  begins at this point, for when Belle and Eileen learn to live natural
  lives, their most coveted desires are within reach,—happiness,
  friends, and even husbands.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 341. My. 26, ’06. 210w.

  “The book is not remarkable, nor is it, in style, to be called
  common-place.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 334. Je. 9, ’06. 60w.


=Boyesen, Bayard.= Marsh: a poem. $1. Badger, R: G.

      – =Critic.= 49: 282. S. ’06. 70w.

  “Is a piece of rather shadowy symbolism, which has, withal, a
  continuity of poetic atmosphere that is distinctly of promise.”

    + – =Nation.= 81: 508. D. 21, ’05. 20w.

  “It contains some fine lines, but the average reader is too intent
  upon economizing his gray cortex to use it in deciphering allegories.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 923. D. 30, ’05. 80w.

  “Is poetic both in feeling and expression, moving swiftly and easily
  in its dramatic form, but the symbolism is too pervasive and rather
  obscure and the setting is cumbersome for the matter.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 152. Mr. 10, ’06. 60w.


=Bradford, Amory H.= Inward light. **$1.20. Crowell.

  “Altho these papers were written before the publication of Sabatier’s
  ‘Religions of authority and the religion of the spirit,’ they may be
  regarded as the doctrine and message of that remarkable book adapted
  to the religious situation in America.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 1164. My. 17, ’06. 430w.


=Bradford, Gamaliel, jr.= Between two masters. †$1.50. Houghton.

  “A young man who suspects taint on money won in State street but is
  uncertain as to how it may be removed or avoided is the central figure
  of the tale. In addition there are three young ladies, one standing
  for ease of living and material comfort, one for charm and vivacity of
  manner, and the third for social service. In the end his feet stray
  into the paths of the social settlement.”—Pub. Opin.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Ind.= 60: 1487. Je. 21, ’06. 210w.

      + =Nation.= 82: 433. My. 24, ’06. 310w.

  “An entertaining sentimental novel.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 274. Ap. 28, ’06. 380w.

  “The social philosophy with which the book abounds is rather vague and
  ill-defined but the general idea has promise.”

    + – =Pub. Opin.= 40: 573. My. 5, ’06. 90w.


=Bradley, A. C.= Shakespearian tragedy: lectures on Hamlet, Othello,
King Lear, Macbeth. $3.25. Macmillan.

  “We are impelled to state our belief that we have here a criticism
  which, in its combination of profundity and brilliance, of subtlety
  and balance, of eloquence of expression and exactness of thought,
  surpasses any comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare since the great
  critics of the romantic revival.” William Allen Neilson.

  + + + =Atlan.= 97: 703. My. ’06. 370w.


=Bradley, Arthur Granville.= Captain John Smith; with a map of the
Powhattan district of Virginia. 75c. Macmillan.

  Relying chiefly upon Captain Smith’s personal narrative, the
  biographer sketches Smith’s early career in the high seas, his coming
  to America, his adventures here among the savages and his
  explorations, his return to the Old world and his quiet life there,
  and the end of his busy life.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Admirable little book.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 70. Ja. 20, ’06. 430w.

  “The volume is to be commended.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 761. D. 2. 60w.

  “With all the author’s credulity, however, we have in this work one of
  the best accounts of Smith’s life that has been written.”

  + + – =Ind.= 61: 399. Ag. 16, ’06. 340w.

  “The whole story is agreeably told, and the book in every way pleasant
  to read.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 489. Je. 14, ’06. 180w.

  “Considering the range of the hero’s career and the advantages the
  subject affords, the book is astonishingly tame—but one may count it
  as a fairly truthful picture of the man as candid historians have come
  to see him.”

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 44. Ja. 20, ’06. 890w.

  “Is undeniably interesting, but is extremely uncritical.”

    + – =Outlook.= 81: 1082. D. 30, ’05. 250w.

  “Forms one of the best of the ‘Men of action’ series.”

      + =Sat. R.= 100: 689. N. 25, ’05. 20w.

  “Mr. Bradley tells the tale in a pleasantly ironic style, where
  enthusiasm for the subject is mingled with a sense of his amazing and
  whimsical fortunes.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 97. Ja. 20, ’06. 1540w.


=Bradley, Arthur Granville.= In the march and borderland of Wales. **$3.
Houghton.

  In this volume “Wales and its people and the eastern counties of
  England are happily described.... The book treats not only of the
  Marches of Wales, but of the English counties bordering on the
  principality.... Wherever Mr. Bradley wandered, he made notes and
  studied local history—not merely the history that one finds in books,
  but the history that is handed down by word of mouth.... Odds and ends
  ... that make this story vastly interesting to read.... Mr. Bradley
  was accompanied by a sympathetic artist, Mr. W. M. Meredith, whose
  pictures are pronounced excellent and accurate by the author.... A
  good index completes the volume.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + + =Critic.= 48: 477. My. ’06. 70w.

      + =Dial.= 40: 237. Ap. 1, ’06. 320w.

  “Here is a long book, disfigured by blunders so numerous that they
  arrest the attention abruptly and make the act of reading far less
  agreeable than it ought to be.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 64. F. 23, ’06. 1260w.

  “He knows how to write and what to write.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 95. F. 17, ’06. 970w.

  “For the average American reader the treatment is sometimes
  over-minute and leisurely.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 521. Mr. 3, ’06. 130w.

  “Is a guide-book, a history, an atlas, and an appreciation of Wales,
  all in one.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 507. Ap. ’06. 100w.

  “The book is, we think, decidedly superior to the author’s two volumes
  of ‘Highways and byways’ and quite on a level with ‘Owen Glyndwr.’
  Such slips notwithstanding, this itinerary is a brilliant piece of
  work for which all dwellers and tourists on the March should be duly
  grateful to the author.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 102: 49. Jl. 14, ’06. 1340w.

  “Every page has some new and various interest. And the pleasantest
  part of the whole thing, perhaps, is the waiter’s own fresh,
  good-humored, kindly, enthusiastic spirit.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 755. My. 12, ’06. 2100w.


=Brady, Cyrus Townsend.= My lady’s slipper. **$1.50. Dodd.

  “Another charming love story.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 216. F. 10, ’06. 80w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 91. Ja. 20, ’06. 160w.


=Brady, Cyrus Townsend.= Patriots. †$1.50. Dodd.

  “General Lee is the noble figure put upon a fitting pedestal in this
  romance of our Civil war. A tangled love affair straightens itself out
  by the simple device of mismatched lovers seeing their error and
  turning to their soul mates before it is too late.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The writer has, moreover, a pretty knack of working up his historical
  argument, and he has really read widely and wisely in American
  annals.” W. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 263. Ap. 16, ’06. 270w.

  “His last novel is, by all odds, the best he has ever written, but
  that is not saying enough to recommend it.” Mrs. L. H. Harris.

    + – =Ind.= 60: 1219. My. 24, ’06. 350w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 296. My. 5, ’06. 270w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 100w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 858. Ap. 14, ’06. 80w.


=Brady, Cyrus Townsend.= True Andrew Jackson. *$2. Lippincott.

  The “True biographies” series aims at no formal biography in
  chronological order. In keeping with this purpose the author says,
  “here is an attempt to make a picture in words of a man; to exhibit
  personality; to show that personality in touch with its human
  environment; to declare what manner of man was he whose name is on the
  title page. Not to chronicle events, therefore, but to describe a
  being; not to write a history of the time, but to give an impression
  of a period associated with its dominant personal force, has been my
  task.” Thus the work is an intimate personal sketch of the man, based
  upon years of study.

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  “Mr. Brady seems to have placed a rather uncritical dependence upon
  Parton and the two recent biographies of Colyar and Buell, and to have
  wholly ignored the collection of Jackson papers in the Library of
  Congress, a collection that is unique for the vivid insight it gives
  into Jackson’s character.”

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 975. Jl. ’06. 140w.

  “Mr. Brady’s picture is neither true nor plausible.”

      – =Critic.= 48: 569. Je. ’06. 270w.

  “There is too much quotation, and the result is too much like a
  scrap-book. Mr. Brady has made a closer study of Jackson than most of
  the recent authorities quoted by him, and his judgment, not theirs,
  should have been given.”

    + – =Dial.= 41: 18. Jl. 1, ’06. 520w.

  “The historical background is weak, and the forces which shaped the
  hero’s life are but half understood.”

      – =Ind.= 61: 518. Ag. 30, ’06. 330w.

        =Nation.= 82: 382. My. 10, ’06. 190w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 820. D. 2, ’05. 140w.

  “He is uncritical and undiscriminating in the use of material. The
  book is, of course, not faultless in accuracy of detail. He is always
  fair.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 230. Ap. 7, ’06. 990w.

  “His work is further open to objection as ill-proportioned, abounding
  in extreme statements, and uncritical—defects which quite outweigh the
  considerations that it is vivacious, rich in anecdote, and thoroughly
  readable.”

    – + =Outlook.= 82: 1004. Ap. 26, ’06. 220w.

  “Little new knowledge is added to the work of previous biographers.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 443. Ap. 7, ’06. 300w.

  “Most readers will be indebted to him for not a few facts that they
  could not have gleaned from a reading of Parton or any other of
  Jackson’s numerous biographers.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 764. Je. ’06. 120w.

  “With laudable impartiality, but without much claim to clearness of
  arrangement or distinction of style, Mr. Brady has brought together a
  mass of facts which fairly justify the title of his book.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 871. Je. 2, ’06. 1870w.


=Brady, Cyrus Townsend, and Peple, Edward Henry.= Richard the brazen.
$1.50. Moffat.

  In this amusing comedy the vigorous hero, in the guise of a cowboy,
  rescues the heroine, who is the daughter of his father’s ex-partner in
  business, from a cattle stampede. Then he follows her to New York and,
  owing to a lucky accident, is enabled to masquerade as a young English
  earl and thus throw aside paternal prejudice and find time and
  opportunity to win the daughter. When all is explained the heroine
  does not regret her lost coronet but welcomes the discovery of her
  cowboy rescuer in the person of her audacious American lover.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Clever and entertaining story.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 546. S. 8, ’06. 530w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 798. D. 1, ’06. 190w.

  “The tone of this novel will not commend it to those who appreciate
  work of the first order.”

      – =Outlook.= 84: 142. S. 15, ’06. 120w.

  “A novel which makes good reading for a winter’s night, or, for that
  matter, for any time.”

      + =World To-Day.= 11: 1222. N. ’06. 110w.


=Brain, Belle Marvel.= All about Japan; stories of the sunrise land told
for little folks. **$1. Revell.

  “A pleasantly written book.”

      + =Ind.= 59: 1480. D. 21, ’05. 30w.

  “The book would have been much better if it had not been leveled down,
  and if it had been expurgated of most of its piety—not its religion.”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 9. Ja. 6, ’06. 200w.


=Brainerd, Eleanor Hoyt.= Concerning Belinda. $1.50. Doubleday.

  “Any one who has followed the diverting ‘Nancy’ through her various
  ‘misdemeanours’ and other sensations will not be disappointed in the
  new character Belinda.” G. W. A.

      + =Bookm.= 23: 108. Mr. ’06. 340w.


=Brainerd, Eleanor Hoyt.= In vanity fair: a tale of frocks and
femininity. *$1.50. Moffat.

  “A bright, chatty, and quite superficial account of certain phases of
  Parisian life, such as many newspaper people could throw off, and not
  a few could do better.” (N. Y. Times.) “She calls her views snapshots
  of the inner courts of Vanity fair, and the representation must be
  viewed entirely apart from any moral or ideal sentiment. Frocks,
  dining, races, sport, hunting, fashionable Paris in its most
  extravagant follies, with Americans following hard after, make up the
  record.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Critic.= 49: 93. Jl. ’06. 100w.

        =Dial.= 41: 92. Ag. 16, ’06. 270w.

  “The book, whether or not satisfactory as a whole, is entertaining.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 321. My. 19, ’06. 270w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 388. Je. 16, ’06. 150w.

  “The book of this season that most strongly commends itself as a gift
  to a traveler, especially to a woman, is ‘In vanity fair.’”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 410. Je. 23, ’06. 80w.

  “Manages to treat a frail and trivial subject with much skill.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 243. My. 26, ’06. 90w.

  “A very entertaining, gossipy book about French women.”

      + =World To-Day.= 11: 763. Jl. ’06. 50w.


=Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen.= Main currents in nineteenth century
literature. 6v. v. 4 and 6. v. 4, *$3; v. 6, *$3.25. Macmillan.

  Volume six deals with “Young Germany,” and covers the period lying
  between the Congress of Vienna and the great revolutionary years of
  the mid-century.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + + =Acad.= 69: 1222. N. 25, ’05. 1800w. (Review of v. 6.)

  “The present volume is one of the most interesting and admirable in
  the series. It gives the author abundant opportunity for the display
  of his extraordinary psychological gifts.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 104. Ja. 27. 630w. (Review of v. 6.)

    + + =Bookm.= 24: 363. D. ’06. 1180w. (Review of v. 1–6.)

  “It is difficult to keep within bounds our admiration for the energy,
  the insight, and the profound philosophical basis of this masterwork
  of criticism.”

  + + + =Dial.= 40: 157. Mr. 1, ’06. 540w. (Review of v. 6.)

    + – =Ind.= 61: 822. O. 4, ’06. 990w. (Review of v. 4 and 7.)

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1161. N. 15, ’06. 110w. (Review of v. 3.)

  “He wrote in the full tide of liberalism, and his opinions are
  manifestly colored by political affiliations, but he writes always
  with spirit. The translation in the present edition is idiomatic, and,
  so far as we have examined, accurate.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 413. N. 15, ’06. 150w. (Review of v. 5.)

  “Miss Morison, who has translated the last three volumes of the
  series, is responsible for much of the interest of the book; her
  translation is easy and fluent, to a very large extent, throwing down
  the bars between a foreign writer and an English reader, and much of
  the book’s interest is due to her.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 63. F. 3, ’06. 1030w. (Review of v. 6.)

  “As a whole, the study shows literary insight, breadth of view, and
  treatment vitalized by deep human sympathies.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 792. N. 24, ’06. 420w. (Review of v. 1–6.)


=Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen.= On reading: an essay. *75c. Duffield.

  Dr. Brandes answers the three questions why, what, and how to read,
  incidentally giving good advice on the subject of owning a library.


=Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen.= Reminiscences of my childhood and youth.
**$2.50. Duffield.

  The reader follows this autobiography in the spirit of its synthetic
  presentation. Especially interesting is the transitional period when
  the formative forces became apparent, when religious, philosophical,
  and social ideas were vaguely demonstrating a resolving principle. It
  is a thoroughly subjective sketch, and its introspective character
  appeals rather to the philosophical student than the casual reader.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Perhaps the most notable characteristic of the book is the address
  with which the writer manages to convey the impression of his own
  personality and at the same time to suggest the influences of his
  early environment.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 546. N. 3. 580w.

  “What the most famous critic has to tell us is of interest in view of
  his position and personality, and it is charmingly told.”

    + + =Bookm.= 24: 361. D. ’06. 1730w.

  “The vigor and the vitality which characterize his treatment of other
  writers are equally characteristic of this account of his own career,
  and in part even to the most trivial happenings a high degree of
  interest.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + – =Dial.= 41: 323. N. 16, ’06. 2600w.

  “A two-fold value may be attached to this work. It is a piece of
  self-revelation by a master of psychological analysis, and it is a
  picture of events and personages prominent on the page of European
  history in the third quarter of the nineteenth century, seen through
  the prism of a very rich temperament.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 555. O. 20, ’06. 290w.

  “The translation of the book is, unfortunately, not very good. Not
  only is Brandes’s nervous, individual style entirely lost, but the
  translator shows lamentable ignorance of idiomatic English.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 489. D. 6, ’06. 450w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 811. D. 1, ’06. 190w.

  “While there is little in the narrative that is of permanent value, it
  is an interesting exercise to assume the writer’s point of view, and
  look out of the windows he opens toward the world of social, artistic,
  and literary movement.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 580. N. 3, ’06. 200w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 639. N. ’06. 60w.


=Breal, Auguste.= Velazquez, tr. by Mme. Simon Bussy. *75c; lea. *$1.
Dutton.

  “He has plenty of enthusiasm in his heart, but he writes with
  moderation, and his little book forms an almost ideal introduction to
  the study of Velasquez.” Royal Cortissoz.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 280. F. ’06. 130w.


=Breasted, James Henry.= Ancient records of Egypt: historical documents
from the earliest times to the Persian conquest, collected, edited and
translated with commentary. 5v. ea. *$3. Univ. of Chicago press.

  A five volume work which when completed by the last volume next fall
  will constitute a full and reliable source book of Egyptian history.
  The work is intended as a companion to the author’s “History of
  Egypt,” and in scope covers chronologically arranged inscriptions from
  the earliest records to the final loss of Egyptian independence by the
  Persian conquest.

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  “The general arrangement of the work seems excellent, and Dr.
  Breasted’s translations leave nothing to be desired.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 474. Ap. 21. 200w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The series is admirably planned and executed and promises to be of
  immense value to all workers in these lines.”

    + + =Bib. World.= 27: 320. Ap. ’06. 50w. (Review of v. 1.)

    + + =Bib. World.= 27: 399. My. ’06. 50w. (Review of v. 2.)

    + + =Bib. World.= 28: 80. Jl. ’06. 50w. (Review of v. 3.)

  “No student of ancient history can be satisfied without access to this
  important work.”

    + + =Bib. World.= 28: 224. S. ’06. 40w. (Review of v. 4.)

  “When the promised index to these translated records has been issued,
  Professor Breasted may be cordially congratulated on having begun and
  ended a great task, by the successful accomplishment of which he has
  put the study of Egyptian history on an entirely new footing.” F. Ll.
  Griffith.

  + + + =Bib. World.= 28: 345. N. ’06. 1430w. (Review of v. 1–4.)

  “Such source-books are invaluable to the student of Egyptian history.”
  Ira Maurice Price.

  + + + =Dial.= 41: 17. Jl. 1, ’06. 550w. (Review of v. 1–3.)

  “The fullest as well as the most vivid and interesting that has ever
  been written.” F. Ll. Griffith.

  + + + =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 545. Jl. ’06. 960w. (Review, of v. 1.)

  “It is time that such a work as this by Professor Breasted were
  provided.”

  + + + =Ind.= 60: 1106. My. 10, ’06. 830w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)

        =Ind.= 61: 43. Jl. 5, ’06. 140w. (Review of v. 3.)

  “Professor Breasted has accomplished a very difficult task never
  before accomplished, and one which is greatly to the credit of himself
  and of the Chicago university.”

  + + + =Ind.= 61: 943. O. 18, ’06. 190w. (Review of v. 4.)

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 145. Mr. 10, ’06. 650w. (Review of v. 1.)

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 465. Jl. 21, ’06. 450w. (Review of v. 3.)

        =Outlook.= 83: 139. My. 19, ’06. 160w. (Review of v. 1.)

  + + + =Outlook.= 84: 285. S. 29, ’06. 190w. (Review of v. 1–4.)

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 792. Je. 23, ’06. 470w. (Review of v. 1–4.)

  “The whole series of volumes is indispensable not only to the
  Egyptologist but also to the historian, and will be found interesting
  even by ‘the general reader.’”

  + + + =Sat. R.= 102: 244. Ag. 25, ’06. 170w. (Review of v. 4)

        =Spec.= 96: 952. Je. 16, ’06. 120w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)

        =Spec.= 96: 1045. Je. 30, ’06. 130w. (Review of v. 3.)

  + + + =Spec.= 97: 543. O. 13, ’06. 420w. (Review of v. 4.)


=Breasted, James Henry.= History of Egypt from the earliest times to the
Persian conquest. **$5. Scribner.

  “This book fills a great want. The writer seems to me to view Egypt
  too often not as a critic but as an over-enthusiastic lover and
  admirer, a fault rather general with the older school of
  Egyptologists. The treatment of the transliteration of Egyptian names,
  abounding in unwarranted innovations and inconsistencies, is hardly
  suited to a popular work.” W. Max Müller.

  + + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 866. Jl. ’06. 1230w.

  “Pitfalls have been avoided by Dr. Breasted, and in the result, and
  subject to the caution we have indicated, his book is the best so far
  at the disposal of the general reader.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 473. Ap. 21. 1680w.

  “The best single-volume history of Egypt yet published. The work is
  intended for the general public rather than the specialist.”

  + + + =Bib. World.= 27: 80. Ja. ’06. 40w.

  “Professor Breasted has shown remarkable skill in weaving together the
  scattered fragments of information that we possess covering the whole
  period of his treatment; and the result is a vigorous, popular, and
  highly interesting narrative account—even though sometimes severely
  condensed—of the political, religious, and social life of the ancient
  Egyptians.” Ira Maurice Price.

  + + – =Dial.= 41: 15. Jl. 1, ’06. 750w.

  “He has, in a word, and without abating a jot of authority, invested
  the most arid as well as the most intensely human topics of Egyptology
  with a fresh interest. To us its most serious defect lies in the
  unduly high valuation of the influence of the Nile valley people on
  the earliest civilization of Southern Europe.”

  + + – =Lit. D.= 32: 331. Mr. 3, ’06. 610w.

  “His style ... is singularly vigorous and lucid. Professor Breasted
  never forgets that his book is a history and not an archaeological
  treatise, and this is one of his great merits.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 110. Mr. 30, ’06. 1630w.

  “The student will look in vain for any other one work so well adapted
  as this volume is to give him his first broad ideas and impressions of
  the beginning of civilization and of the great general tendencies of
  social evolution which have been exemplified in the development of all
  peoples ancient and modern.” Franklin H. Giddings.

    + + =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 529. S. ’06. 790w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 113. Ja. ’06. 160w.

  “Little seems to have escaped his notice, and the story is put
  together out of it in a pleasant and readable way.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 793. Je. 23, ’06. 870w.

    + + =Spec.= 96: 792. My. 19, ’06. 1410w.


=Brennan, Rev. Martin S.= What Catholics have done for science: with
sketches of the great Catholic scientists. 3rd. ed. $1. Benziger.

  A general refutation of the two wide-spread notions that when a man
  devotes himself to science, he must necessarily cease to be a
  Christian and that the Catholic church is hostile to scientific
  progress.


=Brent, Rt. Rev. Charles Henry.= Adventure for God; six lectures
delivered in 1904. **$1.10. Scribner.

  Bishop Brent of the Philippine islands appeals to the intellect, thru
  the imagination in his six lectures, The vision, The appeal, The
  response, The quest, The equipment, and The goal.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Outlook.= 82: 392. F. 24, ’06. 860w.

  “Bishop Brent outlines in vivid, effective form the impetus,
  character, and purpose or goal of the active Christian life. The style
  is vigorous and direct and the thought is practical and helpful.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 92. Ja. 20, ’06. 90w.


=Bridges, Robert (Droch, pseud.).= Demeter: a mask. *85c. Oxford.

  “In ‘Demeter’, a masque written for and acted by the ladies of
  Somerville College, Oxford, the author tells the old tale of the rape
  of Persephone, of Demeter’s quest for her, and of her return as queen
  of Hades, to live in this world only during the flower-time. His
  variation upon the simplicity of the tale is his mystical account of
  Persephone’s experiences in the nether-world, where she learns the
  hidden darkness of evil.”—Spec.

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  “The verse throughout is extraordinarily interesting, and there is
  much to rank with the best of modern verse, both in its novelty and in
  its excellence.”

    + + =Acad.= 68: 607. Je. 10, ’05. 850w.

  + + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 6. Jl. 1. 1440w.

  “It is but fair to observe that correctness and decorum usually attend
  the march of Mr. Bridges’s metrical battalions.” Edith M. Thomas.

      + =Critic.= 47: 571. D. ’05. 240w.

  “He had things that were worth saying and he has said them; but they
  are not the mighty things that Milton had it in him to say, nor has he
  the organ voice at the sound of which all other voices know that their
  part is silence.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 4: 189. Je. 16, ’05. 1960w.

  “The versification, where he is content to be normal, is easy and
  flowing, the diction graceful and worthy of the subject, but the
  beauty of the myth is too often overlaid with philosophisings which
  are not startlingly original.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 100: 57. Jl. 8, ’05. 990w.

  “In the main the verse has that grave perfection of form which Mr.
  Bridges almost alone of the moderns can achieve.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 191. Ag. 5, ’05. 270w.


=Bridgman, Raymond Landon.= World organization. 50c. Ginn.

  “The present volume is an important contribution to the literature of
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  world constitution, The world legislature, The world judiciary, The
  world executive, World legislation already accomplished, World
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  organization secures world peace.

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  “It is an important contribution to the literature that makes for a
  permanent upward-moving civilization.”

      + =Arena.= 34: 445. O. ’05. 580w.

        =Outlook.= 80: 936. Ag. 12, ’05. 130w.


=Brierley, J. (“J. B.,” pseud.).= Eternal religion. **$1.40. Whittaker.

  Making use of the “heritage of the past centuries, with their vast
  endeavors after ultimate truth, and at the same time of a scientific
  method for assaying their results” the author first sets forth
  principles, necessary to an understanding of the theme as a whole,
  then deals with some of the leading positions of Christianity, and
  devotes the succeeding chapter to application of religion, as he
  expounds it, to some of the prominent present-day problems.

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  “In Mr. Brierley’s treatment of his subject, breadth and
  discrimination are equally apparent. For all religious teachers, and
  for any who are perplexed with religious problems, it would not be
  easy to find a more stimulating and helpful book.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 375. F. 17, ’06. 320w.

  “We have read this book with much interest and with frequent
  agreement. On the other hand, we find much that is impossible to
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    + – =Spec.= 95: 821. N. 18, ’05. 280w.


=Briggs, Charles Augustus.= Critical and exegetical commentary on the
book of Psalms. 2v. v. I. **$3. Scribner.

  “This volume includes the introduction to the entire Psalter and the
  Commentary on Pss. 1–50.... Especial attention is given in the
  commentary to the poetical form, each psalm being translated with the
  due attention to the parallelism and recognition of the strophic
  structure. The critical position of the author might be called
  conservative in these days when many interpreters are denying the
  existence of pre-exilic psalms in the Psalter.”—Bib. World.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The introduction is full and thorough, packed with learning.”

    + + =Bib. World.= 28: 351. N. ’06. 80w.

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  massive and minute, by any volume of the ‘International series,’ to
  which it belongs.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 383. O. 13, ’06. 300w.

  “Dr. Briggs’s introduction is a monument of industry and learning.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 543. O. 13, ’06. 460w.

        =World To-Day.= 11: 1220. N. ’06. 320w.


=Brinkmeyer, Rev. Henry.= Lover of souls: short conferences on the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. *$1. Benziger.

  Nineteen helpful conferences which treat from a Roman Catholic
  standpoint of: Devotions in the church, Love manifested in creation,
  The exceeding great reward, The memorial, The bread of life, The
  sacrifice, Reparation, The malice of sin, The satisfaction for sin,
  and other kindred subjects.


=Brinton, Davis.= Trusia: a princess of Krovitch. †$1.50. Jacobs.

  Of the same old ingredients, an obscure corner of Europe, a
  revolution, a beautiful and throneless princess, and an adventurous
  American, the author has made a stirring and interesting tale. He
  carries his readers and his hero in a touring car from a New York club
  to Krovitch, an ancient kingdom on the borderland of Russia, where
  there is bloodshed and treachery, war and intrigue, in plenty. There
  the hero’s valet becomes a king, and the hero wins the love of a
  princess, Trusia, who after all is better fitted to be the wife of a
  wealthy New Yorker than mistress of a crumbling medieval castle.

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  “The proceedings are by turns stirring, comic, and pathetic. If there
  were less real gore and real killing it would read like unstaged
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      – =Nation.= 83: 464. N. 29, ’06. 290w.

  “There are plenty of exciting incidents, which begin with the first
  page and end with the last, and they are woven together with a fair
  amount of skill into a plot that is coherent and sufficiently
  reasonable.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 220w.


=Brooke, Stopford Augustus.= On ten plays of Shakespeare. *$2.25. Holt.

  “To the reader who has thought much about Shakespeare and is not new
  to Shakespearian criticism the book is disappointing in its
  meagreness. The author, while not going beyond what has been said by
  his predecessors, writes almost as if he had had none.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 57. Ja. 20, ’06. 1050w.

  Reviewed by William Allen Neilson.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 702. My. ’06. 310w.

  “It is marked throughout by thorough scholarship, keen critical
  acumen, and refined taste.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 285. Mr. ’06. 100w.

  “To make us see more in Shakespeare, that is the writer’s desire.
  There have been few books so single-minded as this.” Edward E. Hale,
  jr.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 148. Mr. 1, ’06. 1770w.

  “His inferences are generally reasonable, and his statements of facts
  accurate. But it is not clear that any very definite addition has been
  made by the publication of this book to the common stock of
  knowledge.” R. W. Chambers.

      + =Hibbert J.= 4: 920. Jl. ’06. 2010w.

  “They consist mainly of moral and esthetic commonplaces interrupted by
  occasional flashes of original insight.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 687. Mr. 22, ’06. 290w.

    + + =Nation.= 82: 165. F. 22, ’06. 630w.

  “The remaining plays chosen by Mr. Brooke are treated with equal
  individuality and insight, and with a finish and charm of style which
  would render the volume eminently readable, even to a jaded student of
  Shakespeare.” Jessie B. Rittenhouse.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 45. Ja. 27, ’06. 940w.

  “Unhappily Mr. Brooke’s insight and sympathy appear to be in an
  inverse ratio to the importance of the subjects on which they are
  exercised.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 205. F. 17, ’06. 1860w.

  “They are all the product of a fresh and imaginative mind, alive to
  all the subtle influences of poetry, and capable of conveying its
  impressions to others. Perhaps the best of all are those upon ‘As you
  like it’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet.’”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 185. F. 3, ’06. 1400w.


=Brookfield, Charles, and Brookfield, Frances.= Mrs. Brookfield and her
circle. 2v. **$7. Scribner.

  “The work of the editors is well done, and the book is sure to take
  its place among remembered annals of the Victorian period.” H. W.
  Boynton.

    + + =Atlan.= 98: 282. Ag. ’06. 380w.

  “Are quite as interesting as any other Brookfield volumes that have
  been published; and this is paying them the highest compliment.”
  Jeannette L. Gilder.

  + + + =Critic.= 48: 84. Ja. ’06. 1170w.

  “There are fifteen portraits, all remarkably good; so good in fact as
  to give a value to the book in spite of the lack of judgment and good
  workmanship which characterize the editing.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 1285. My. 31, ’06. 370w.

  “It is really in these letters that the claim of the book to be here
  noticed lies, for the connecting paragraphs and the descriptions of
  the principal personages which come from the pens of the two
  compilers, are done in a somewhat loose and careless fashion, which
  shows itself even in the numerous misprints or misspellings of proper
  names we encounter.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 76. Ja. 25, ’06. 2140w.

  “The letters speak for themselves and are so complete in their
  reflection of the times and the people they represent that the slender
  thread connecting them is hardly more than a placing in order.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 517. Mr. 3, ’06. 2450w.


=Brooks, Hildegard.= Larky furnace and other adventures of Sue Betty.
$1.25. Holt.

  Sue Betty worried about things in the nighttime and as a result she
  had many surprising adventures. She followed the larky furnace that
  went out nights and discovered what a really giddy creature he was,
  she met a pirate in the lighthouse where she went to see her cousin do
  light housekeeping, she rode delightedly on a saddle-moose, she
  interviewed the editor of the powder magazine in behalf of her uncle’s
  rejected manuscript, and she did many other interesting things all of
  which are found in this volume.

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        =Ind.= 61: 1408. D. 13, ’06. 20w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 166. Mr. 17, ’06. 290w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 140w.


=Brooks, William Keith.= The oyster; a popular summary of a scientific
study. *$1. Hopkins.

  “The book is of great interest as a contribution to both natural and
  industrial history.”

    + + =Engin. N.= 55: 192. F. 15, ’06. 260w.

  “This book is interestingly written and well illustrated.”

      + =Ind.= 59: 1544. D. 28, ’05. 40w.

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 125. Ja. ’06. 260w.


=Broughton, Rhoda.= Waif’s progress. $1.50. Macmillan.

    + – =Acad.= 69: 1335. D. 23. ’05. 420w.


=Brown, Alice.= County road. †$1.50. Houghton.

  “The thirteen stories that make this volume are excellent reading.
  Most of them are set in the kitchens and dooryards of New England
  houses; nearly all are enveloped in the young green of spring, and
  every one deals with a human predicament.”—Nation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “There is no abatement of cleverness and there is an increase of
  rational motive, which both go to make a heartily agreeable volume.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 332. O. 18, ’06. 240w.

  “Those to whom the stories are new have a rare pleasure before them.
  Those who have lingered lovingly over the tales as they appeared in
  the magazines will rejoice in their possession in permanent form.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 657. O. 6, ’06. 560w.

  “They pass through pleasant places, they are free from haste, and they
  are frequented by quaint, simple, original people.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 709. N. 24, ’06. 70w.


=Brown, Alice.= Court of love. †$1.25. Houghton.

  The Court of love “where everybody has what he likes and likes what he
  has,” was naturally looked upon by the world as a lunatic asylum, but
  it was merely the whim of a girl who had not found happiness and who
  wished to make other people happy. Julia Leigh’s unrestrained
  hospitality involves her in strange complications not of her planning,
  but by her fantastic masque she succeeds in re-uniting her best friend
  to a forgetful husband, in restoring a lost child to its uncle, in
  giving a burglar his deserts, in providing a real vacation for a
  houseful of strangers, and finally in securing for herself her heart’s
  desire. The whole is a pretty farce-comedy.

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  “No outline of its plot—if there be such a thing about it—could convey
  the least sense of its bubbling humor and joyously riotous course.” W.
  M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 41: 39. Jl. 16, ’06. 130w.

  “It has the piquancy of plot and an ease of expression that are
  refreshing.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 213. Jl. 26, ’06. 60w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 308. My. 12, ’06. 240w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 100w.

  “The plot is merry and farcical, quite absurd in fact, but some of the
  characters are cleverly amusing. On the whole, however, the little
  play is not up to the author’s usual high standard.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 481. Je. 23, ’06. 80w.


=Brown, Alice.= Paradise. †$l.50. Houghton.

  “It is a story of strong human interest, tender and humorous, and in
  its peculiar way strangely attractive.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 1362. D. 30, ’05. 230w.

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 12. Ja. 6. 150w.

  “The larger relations of life, with which the book professes to deal,
  it handles, after all, rather half-heartedly; its real delight lies in
  the pages of humorous observation, its delineations of eccentric
  character. Miss Brown has done bigger and more enduring work.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 380. Ap. ’06. 180w.


=Brown, Anna Robeson (Mrs. C. H. Burr, jr.).= Wine-press. †$1.50.
Appleton.

  Reviewed by Mary Moss.

        =Atlan.= 97: 51. Ja. ’06. 70w.


=Brown, Arthur Judson.= New forces in old China: an unwelcome but
inevitable awakening. **$1.50. Revell.

  “The most obvious omission is that of the vital matter of education,
  but with the help of the index even this defect may in a measure be
  supplied.”

  + + – =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 189. Ja. ’06. 500w.


=Brown, Charles Reynolds.= Social message of the modern pulpit. **$1.25.
Scribner.

  The Lyman Beecher lectures on preaching delivered at Yale during
  1905–6. “The burden of the lectures is that it is the chief duty of
  the clergy, at least in the present situation, to inculcate true
  principles of social action and become leaders in the work of social
  reconstruction.” (Nation.)

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  “His appeal is rarely to facts of personal observation or to what
  might be called the original documents of sociological controversy,
  but is commonly to writers whose entire fairness and inerrancy have
  yet to be proved.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 266. S. 27, ’06. 490w.

  “Vitalized throughout by a strenuous moral tone, insisting on the
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  and unionists and capitalists in California.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 431. O. 20, ’06. 310w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 512. O. ’06. 90w.

  “The man who thinks that the message of Christianity is an academic
  discussion of theological matters would do well to read this volume.
  For every clergyman the reading of it is a duty.”

    + + =World To-Day.= 11: 1220. N. ’06. 170w.


=Brown, Horatio Robert Forbes.= In and around Venice. *$1.50. Scribner.

  “Other books may tell us much of Venice; Mr. Brown gives us Venice
  from the Venetian point of view.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 326. Mr. 17. 230w.

  “Justifies all expectations. He does not write simply of its
  picturesque aspects. He is learned in all the lore of the region,
  historical, geographical, practical and artistic.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 268. Ap. 16, ’06. 310w.


=Brown, John A. Harvie-.= Travels of a naturalist in northern Europe:
Norway, 1871, Archangle, 1872, Petchora, 1875. il. 2v. *$20. Wessels.

  These two volumes contain the journals which Mr. Harvie-Brown, “an
  accomplished ornithologist and enthusiastic faunist,” kept from day to
  day during the expeditions to Norway, Archangle and Petchora. “The
  real value and purpose of the book, however, lie in the observations
  of the author and his companions on bird and animal life,—observations
  that are minutely correct and scientific, and will be of interest to
  those deeply versed in bird and animal lore.” (Dial.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book is rather one for a naturalist’s library than for general
  reading, yet there are many passages of character and travel which no
  reader could fail to appreciate.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 1134. O. 28, ’05. 510w.

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 235. F. 24. 1350w.

  Reviewed by H. E. Coblentz.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 363. Je. 1, ’06. 300w.

  “There are some instructive notes on the habits both of birds and men,
  for all of which one is grateful, wishing only that there had been
  more of this wheat and less of the journalistic chaff.”

    + – =Nature.= 73: 50. N. 16, ’05. 980w.

    + – =Spec.= 95: sup. 909. D. 2, ’05. 430w.


=Brown, Marshall=, ed. Humor of bulls and blunders. **$1.20. Small.

  A book of fun primarily designed to amuse, and negatively to suggest
  the importance of clear expression and simplicity of style. There are
  educational, parliamentary, political, and typographical bulls and
  blunders, there are humorous arraignments of advertisements, epitaphs,
  and letters, and there is comedy in careless sentence structure,
  punctuation and wrong use of words.

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  “A merry book, a book full of mirth-provoking passages. He seems to
  have captured everything in his line.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 580. S. 22, ’06. 310w.


=Brown, Vincent.= Sacred cup. †$1.50. Putnam.

  “The title refers to the sacrament of the Communion. The central
  characters are a gentle clergyman, a young man, and a young woman....
  Before the story opens a man has seduced a village girl, who dies
  after giving birth to a child. The child is brought up in the
  clergyman’s house, a fact which scandalizes many people. Presently the
  vicar hits upon the identity of the child’s father, who becomes
  engaged to the Lady Bountiful of the district. There comes a day when
  the vicar feels obliged to refuse to administer the sacrament to this
  unconfessed sinner, and upon that action the whole book hinges.”—Ath.

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  “We have found the novel extremely interesting, for the plot is well
  worked out and the characters are clearly developed.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 1082. O. 14, ’05. 240w.

  “The conclusion is ineffective, and, notwithstanding a certain
  cleverness, the novel cannot be called a success.”

      – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 890. D. 30. 230w.

  “This is altogether the best piece of fiction written by Mr. Brown.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 474. My. ’06. 100w.

  “It may be occasionally dull, but it is never cheap; while in
  conception it is tender, and even noble, and it yields passages of
  real delicacy and sensitiveness to spiritual beauty.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 130. Mr. 3, ’06. 400w.

  “There is decided ability and moving power in the scenes when the
  quiet, timid little rector stands true to his religious conviction and
  sacrifices his interests and his human ties.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 619. Mr. 17, ’06. 90w.

  “The story is lacking in many essential elements of strength, as well
  as in a completely balanced development of the characters.”

    + – =Pub. Opin.= 40: 444. Ap. 7, ’06. 120w.


=Brown, William Garrott.= Life of Oliver Ellsworth. **$2. Macmillan.

  “Besides being a biography and concerned particularly with the career
  of Ellsworth, the book also presents a picture of life in New England
  in Colonial times—the life of the people, picturesque scenes, and many
  episodes.” (N. Y. Times.) “Much hitherto unpublished material is
  brought to light, the arrangement is as a rule excellent, and the
  impression left is that of a clean cut portrait of a fine old
  Connecticut and American patriot.” (Outlook.)

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  “I cannot venture to say that it is absolutely free from error, for I
  have not scrupulously sought for blunders; but those I have noticed
  are trivial. The book is well written because the English style is
  clear, straight-forward, and simple, not over-elaborated or striving
  for effect.” A. C. McLaughlin.

  + + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 690. Ap. ’06. 1350w.

  “Much information which is not readily, if at all to be found
  elsewhere.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 472. My. ’06. 80w.

  “A clear and sane account of a worthy patriot and jurist is given by a
  practiced historian in this volume.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 515. Mr. 1, ’06. 70w.

  “The life story [is] ... unfolded clearly and in an interesting way.
  At times Mr. Brown troubles himself overmuch about petty details, and
  at others betrays an undue enthusiasm for his hero. But his work—which
  is based on original research and makes available not a little
  hitherto unpublished material—has the signal merit of affording a
  better insight not alone into Ellsworth’s character and activities,
  but into the temper of the times in which he lived.”

  + + – =Lit. D.= 32: 215. F. 10, ’06. 530w.

  “His biographer, accordingly, finds a dearth of material, and is
  forced to rely much upon that indispensable and most dangerous faculty
  of the historian—imagination. As a judicious and sympathetic study of
  a notable American statesman and jurist, the volume is heartily to be
  welcomed.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 329. Ap. 19, ’06. 930w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 10: 772. N. 11, ’05. 270w.

  “In William Garrott Brown’s book on his life and works the treatment
  is as ample as could be desired, if, indeed, it be not a trifle too
  detailed for easy reading.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 81: 1086. D. 30, ’05. 180w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 117. Ja. ’06. 100w.


=Brown, William Haig.= Carthusian memories and other verses of leisure.
*$1.60. Longmans.

  “A little volume of occasional and other verses by the late head
  master of Charterhouse, collected by his daughter. These verses
  represent some of the thoughtful hours of ease crowning days of toil,
  and reflect a gentle, kindly man whether in serious or more humorous
  moods.... These pages contain no mere jingling rhymes, although they
  show the light touch of an accomplished versifier, the work being
  invariably easy and natural. Dr. Haig Brown is equally at home in
  English or Latin, French or Greek or German.... The many specimens of
  prologues for Old Carthusian theatricals show a pen as facile as that
  of Dryden, and the four-foot rhyming Latin lines, might have come from
  a skilful mediaeval monk.”—Ath.

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  “There is in all these sets of verses ... a warmth of heart and an
  affection ... for the school over which he reigned for thirty-four
  years together with a quiet sense of fun.”

      + =Acad.= 68: 646. Je. 17, ’05. 460w.

      + =Ath.= 1905, 1: 749. Je. 17. 260w.

  “A congeries of scholarly good things.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 282. S. ’06. 120w.

  “The general reader will find the book not without a peculiar charm,
  which it derives less, perhaps, from its graceful art than from its
  attractive humanity.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 498. O. 7, ’05. 600w.


=Brown, William Horace.= Glory seekers: the romance of would-be founders
of empire in the early days of the Southwest. **$1.50. McClurg.

  These true stories which read like romance are mainly of men who
  “standing on the rugged confines of civilization in America at an
  early period of our national life, sought distinction by attempting to
  hitch their wagons to the star of empire.” Here are recorded
  Wilkinson’s “treasonable enterprise,” “Citizen” Genet’s undertakings,
  disgrace of Senator Blount, Burr’s arrest, Philip Nolan’s expedition
  to Texas, the Magee expedition to Texas and Mexico and other
  glory-seekers’ efforts to invade the Southland.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book is well done and is interesting.”

      + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 338. S. ’06. 80w.

  “Mr. Brown narrates the facts fairly enough, but still with that due
  regard for the picturesque which the subject seems to demand.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 190. Ag. ’06. 160w.

  “The stories are worth re-telling, and the author tells them most
  interestingly.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 393. Je. 16, ’06. 390w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 284. Ap. 28, ’06. 320w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 336. My. 26, ’06. 200w.

  “He has also sacrificed critical caution to the desire to be
  entertaining, and his work is further marred by a flippancy of style
  strangely out of keeping with the theme and in itself conducing to
  weaken any claim his book may have to serious consideration.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 142. My. 19, ’06. 200w.

      + =World To-Day.= 11: 763. Jl. ’06. 270w.


=Browne, George Waldo.= St. Lawrence river: historical, legendary,
picturesque. **$3.50. Putnam.

  “It is in delineating the picturesque that Mr. Browne is at his best,
  but even here we usually have rhapsody rather than sane description.
  It would be tedious even with space at one’s disposal to point the
  dozens of mistakes in the book. Enough has been written to show that
  Mr. Browne was not equal to the task before him.”

    – – =Canadian M.= 26: 123. D. ’05. 1890w.

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 648. Ap. 28, ’06. 200w.


=Browne, Nina Eliza=, comp. Bibliography of Nathaniel Hawthorne. *$5.
Houghton.

  The initial volume in a series of bibliographies of prominent fiction
  writers. The author, the secretary of the American library association
  publishing board, has spent sixteen years upon her task, and has
  included entries of everything that can be found in print by and about
  Hawthorne, with references also to all the articles that were called
  forth by the recent Hawthorne centenary.

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  “The book is comprehensively arranged, and the items for the most part
  very completely covered, so that the volume stands as a genuine
  contribution to bibliographical literature, and must prove invaluable
  to the Hawthorne student.”

  + + + =Bookm.= 22: 647. F. ’06. 250w.

        =Critic.= 48: 91. Ja. ’06. 30w.

  “Miss Browne has done a remarkably good piece of work in her
  bibliography of Hawthorne.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 511. Ag. 5, ’05. 410w.


=Browning, Oscar.= Napoleon: the first phase: some chapters on the
boyhood and the youth of Bonaparte, 1769–1793. *$3.50. Lane.

  “He has carefully gathered the necessary materials and arranged them
  in excellent order for those to whom French books are sealed. The
  digest, too, is fair and discriminating.”

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 385. Ja. ’06. 900w.

  “Does not claim to be more than a summary of MM. Chuquet and Mason’s
  works on Napoleon’s early years.” L. G. W. L.

      + =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 415. Ap. ’06. 220w.


=Browning, Robert.= Select poems; arranged in chronological order, with
biographical and literary notes by Andrew Jackson George. $1.50. Little.

        =Ind.= 59: 1349. D. 7, ’05. 60w.

      + =School R.= 14: 231. Mr. ’06. 30w.


=Browning, Robert.= Selected poems; with biographical sketch by
Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke. $1.25. Crowell.

  Browning in the “Thin paper poets” edition is a companion for daily
  walks, easily pocketed. The fact that Charlotte Porter and Helen A.
  Clarke contribute the biographical sketch vouches for its literary
  quality and authoritativeness. The frontispiece is a reproduction of
  his last photograph made in 1889.


=Browning, Robert.= Selections from Browning; ed. with introd. and notes
by Robert Morss Lovett. *30c. Ginn.

  A collection for the person who has not read Browning. The order in
  which they would easily appeal to such a reader has been followed,
  giving first poems of action and narration; second, poems of places;
  third, love poems; and fourth, poems of character.


=Bruce, William Samuel.= Social aspects of Christian morality. *$3.50.
Dutton.

  Believing that the social problems are at the foundation personal and
  moral problems, the author would solve them “in accordance with the
  principles of justice and equity.” He discusses the following
  subjects: Scope and method of social ethics. Christian ethics, The
  family, Marriage, Family life and relationships, The state, The
  national state, State intervention, The civic power, The Christian
  state, Public morality and the state, The social mind and the press,
  Ethics of war, Ethics of art, Science and Education.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Dr. Bruce cannot be said to have made any real contribution to the
  discussion of his theme.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 266. S. 27, ’06. 310w.

  “Simplicity, practicality, and sedate strength characterize these
  lectures.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 336. Je. 9, ’06. 360w.


=Brummitt, Daniel B.= Epworth league methods. *$1. Meth. bk.

  “The Epworth league movement is here set forth with such attention to
  detail that the book will be found a working hand-book, sufficient to
  give every chapter a complete and not easily exhausted scheme of work,
  with most of the plans worked out in full,” and it will be of interest
  and value to the thousands of young people of the Methodist church who
  are enrolled under the league’s banners thruout the United States.


=Bryan, William Jennings.= Letters to a Chinese official: being a
western view of eastern civilization. **50c. McClure.

  Written by way of reply to the “Letters from a Chinese official” by
  Mr. Lowe Dickinson. They have grown out of Mr. Bryan’s recent travels
  in the Orient, and discuss such subjects as Chinese civilization
  overrated, Western civilization underrated, The folly of isolation,
  Labor-saving machinery, Government, The home, Without a mission, and
  Christianity versus Confucianism.

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        =Ind.= 61: 883. O. 11, ’06. 40w.

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 142. S. 15, ’06. 60w.

  “It is a serious and convincing argument that Mr. Bryan
  advances—rather more serious, perhaps, than was called for by so
  evident a satire as the first production.”

    + – =R. of Rs.= 34: 512. O. ’06. 150w.


=Bryant, Sara Cone.= How to tell stories to children. *$1. Houghton.

  Helpful instruction to mothers and teachers on the psychology of
  story-telling is followed by a group of stories prepared for use. “It
  is pleasant to realize that the author places more store by the
  imaginative force of the legend than its educative value, that she
  realizes the first requisite of the story is to give joy rather than
  to carry primarily useful information.”—Ind.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Bookm.= 22: 534. Ja. ’06. 30w.

      + =Ind.= 59: 1387. D. 14, ’05. 60w.

  “Suggestive to mothers and teachers.”

      + =Outlook.= 80: 344. Je. 3, ’05. 10w.


=Buck, Gertrude, and Morris, Elizabeth Woodbridge.= Course in narrative
writing. *80c. Holt.

  A course is here provided with an aim to definite practical results
  for the student of composition. The author discusses the structure of
  the story, finding the story, the point of view, the beginning and the
  end of the story, scenes and transitions, character drawing, and the
  setting, names and titles.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It appears to us, that granting the propriety of the fundamental
  conceptions, as we do not, the development of the subject is in the
  right order, and the exercises, as is usual in the text-books of these
  authors, ingenious and good.” E. E. Hale, jr.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 453. Je. ’06. 450w.

  “Contains some interesting comment on the construction of the novel
  and might be useful in connection with the study of literature.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 252. Ag. 2, ’06. 50w.


=Budge, Ernest Alfred Wallis.= Egyptian heaven and hell. 3v. *$5. Open
ct.

  “The first two of his three volumes are given to the transcription and
  interpretation of the two great books in which the ‘Learning of the
  Egyptians.’ as it is related to the life after death, was expressed;
  the third is a history and explanation of the two. These may be
  defined as rival theories of eschatology, or they might be described
  in more popular language as illustrated guides to the abodes of the
  dead. They represent respectively the popular and the educated view of
  the other world.”—Spec.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Dr. Budge’s rendering of the very difficult texts with which he here
  has to deal is in every way adequate, and his third volume, in which
  he discusses their bearing, contains matter which it is incumbent upon
  every student of such matters to read.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 663. My. 26. 2610w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 555. O. 20, ’06. 100w.

  “It is impossible to do full justice to this work in the space at our
  disposal, but it will certainly long form the standard work on the
  subject of Egyptian eschatology.”

  + + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 295. Ag. 31, ’06. 1310w.

  “The conceptions of the rewards and punishments of the dead in the
  next world as given in these two books are also well worth the
  attention of the anthropologist.”

  + + + =Nature.= 74: 10. My. 3, ’06. 770w.

  “None of the material has escaped Dr. Budge’s unwearied industry. The
  English reader now has before him all that can be known at present
  about the ‘Book Am-Duat’ and the ‘Book of gates.’”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 101: 623. My. 19, ’06. 1510w.

    + + =Spec.= 96: 793. My. 19, ’06. 280w.


=Buell, Augustus C.= Paul Jones: founder of the American navy. 2v. $3.
Scribner.

  Mr. Buell’s work on Paul Jones published six years ago appears in new
  edition form, with supplementary chapter by General Horace Porter of
  sixty-five pages devoted to a detailed account of the recent discovery
  and identification of the remains of this revolutionary hero.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Unfortunately, the publishers have not taken advantage of the
  opportunity afforded by a new edition to correct the many inaccuracies
  of the first imprint.”

      – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 974. Jl. ’06. 120w.

  “His book is quite good enough to deserve its splendid new setting.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 220. Ap. 7, ’06. 190w.

  “Will probably take place as the authentic narrative relating to this
  early officer under the American flag.”

      + =World To-Day.= 11: 764. Jl. ’06. 160w.


Buff: a tale for the thoughtful by a physiopath. $1. Little.

  Buff, a frail wisp of humanity, passes thru interesting stages of
  development as thought, reason and observation bring him into harmony
  with the restorative power of nature. The aim of the sketch is to
  teach the beneficial results of co-operating with nature in developing
  useful lives.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “In the form of a biography, written in an unconventional but
  attractive manner.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 640. N. ’06. 130w.


=Buley, E. C.= Australian life in town and country. **$1.20. Putnam.

  “Australia is no longer a colony, but a nation. This is the keynote of
  Mr. Buley’s book on Australia.... It is a vivid picture that Mr. Buley
  presents of newly made cities humming with industry and business and
  filled with comfortable homes; great cattle and horse ranches, where
  every proprietor is a little lord of the manor; sheep farms in the
  back blocks fifty miles from a neighbor; gold fields where fortunes
  are made in a day and lost the same night; and wide, dreary stretches
  of the Never-Never land still awaiting irrigation and the consequent
  inrush of settlers.”—Pub. Opin.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book deals most entertainingly with Australian life, and is well
  illustrated.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 197. Mr. 16, ’06. 380w.

  “The especial virtue of the book is its elementariness.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 806. Ap. 5, ’06. 270w.

  “We have not, however, often read a volume in which solid information
  was conveyed in a more pleasing style.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 61. Ja. 18, ’06. 750w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 111. F. 24, ’06. 230w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 140. Ja. 20, ’06. 120w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 39: 725. D. 2, ’05. 240w.

  “This is an interestingly written volume, with a particularly
  absorbing chapter on the ‘Never never’ country.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 508. Ap. ’06. 70w.


=Bullock, Charles Jesse=, ed. Selected readings in public finance.
*$2.25. Ginn.

  A book which supplies the collateral reading needed to supplement the
  text-book and lectures in a general course in finance. It aims to
  introduce students to standard authors on subjects of finance, to draw
  upon modern monographic or periodical literature not easily
  accessible, to present other material of a statistical, historical and
  descriptive nature that is necessary to amplify a knowledge of the
  subject.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Ought to prove of great value to teachers in small colleges.”

    + + =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 520. O. ’06. 140w.

  “The chief criticism to be passed upon what is in other respects a
  most useful work is the comparatively slight attention paid to
  specifically American problems.”

    + – =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 565. S. ’06. 160w.

  “It is not often that a volume is found where the evils of such
  multiple authorship are so well overcome.” H. C. E.

    + + =Yale R.= 15: 334. N. ’06. 340w.


=Bumpus, T. Francis.= Cathedrals of England and Wales. **$4. Pott.

  “Mr. Bumpus’s book is a valuable guide in the case of these buildings
  not only describing them very fully, but also pointing out what parts
  of them are original, and what new.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 903. D. 30. 170w.

  “His book should be carefully read before any of the churches he
  describes are visited.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 426. Ap. 7. 140w.

  “It is no mere dressing-up of old material and hackneyed views.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 707. Je. 9. 150w.

  “Mr. Bumpus has only one real fault in writing about our cathedrals.
  He is convinced that all the restorations of English cathedrals,
  since, say, 1840 have been justified.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 556. N. 3. 210w.

  “Not merely a useful handbook, but a piece of real literature.”

    + + =Int. Studio.= 20: 180. Ap. ’06. 130w.

      + =Sat. R.= 102: 52. Jl. 14, ’06. 830w.

  “We are not much struck by the illustrations, which are reproductions
  from very ordinary photographs such as any amateur might take, but the
  letterpress shows painstaking work, and the author is clearly well
  studied in architecture.”

        + – Sat. R. 102: 494. O. 20, ’06. 160w.

  “Mr. Bumpus writes, for the most part, with moderation and good sense.
  It is a pleasure to follow a guide so well informed and so
  enthusiastic.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 264. F. 17, ’06. 330w.


=Bunyan, John.= Pilgrim’s progress: with notes and a sketch of Bunyan’s
life. *25c. Ginn.

  Uniform with the “Standard English classics” this “Pilgrim’s progress”
  has been carefully edited and abridged for school use.


=Burdick, Lewis Dayton.= Hand. $1.50. Irving co.

  A survey of facts, legends, and beliefs pertaining to manual
  ceremonies, covenants and symbols. The chapters include a historical
  study of the hand as “Executant of the brain,” “A symbol of life,” “A
  symbol of authority,” “An indicator of fortune,” “Trial by the hand,”
  “Laying on hands,” “Lifting the hand,” “Taking an oath,” “The social
  hand,” “The healing hand,” “The hand of evil,” and others related in
  idea.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Arena.= 35: 335. Mr. ’06. 190w.

  “An unusually interesting little monograph, prepared in a scholarly
  manner.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 511. Ap. ’06. 70w.


=Burgess, (Frank) Gelett.= Are you a bromide? or, The sulphitic theory
expounded and exemplified according to the most recent researches into
the psychology of boredom, including many well-known bromidioms now in
use. *50c. Huebsch.

  In his satiric essay the sulphitic author raises a question without an
  answer, furnishing a classification by which the bores may be
  separated from the apostles of the unexpected which the few will apply
  and the many will indignantly condemn. But his theory is expounded
  with such conviction that if he reach a wide enough audience the stock
  phrases of the bromides here listed are doomed to become obsolete.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Ind.= 61: 1353. D. 6, ’06. 130w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 847. D. 8, ’06. 190w.


=Burgess, (Frank) Gelett.= Little sister of destiny. †$1.50. Houghton.

  Margaret Million is a wealthy young heiress who plays the rôle of
  chorus girl, cashier, manicure, artist’s model, and serving maid in
  order to befriend and help less fortunate girls. Her Lady Bountiful
  methods demand that her beneficiaries never know the source of their
  good fortune—the idea of mystery enhancing the fairy-tale aspect of
  the book.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The stories of her experiences are entertaining in spite of their
  unlikeliness.”

    + – =Critic.= 49: 191. Ag. ’06. 60w.

  “Is one of the most lovable books that have come to our table for many
  a long day.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 1686. My. 31, ’06. 150w.

  “Everybody should read ‘The little sister of destiny.’”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 214. Ap. 14, ’06. 190w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 110w.

  “They vary in merit, but as a whole will not enhance the author’s
  reputation as a whimsical humorist.”

      – =Outlook.= 83: 43. My. 2, ’06. 30w.

  “After Mr. Burgess’s usual manner he mixes a good deal of sense with
  considerable whimsical nonsense.”

    + – =Pub. Opin.= 40: 638. My. 19, ’06. 150w.

      – =R. of Rs.= 33: 761. Je. ’06. 70w.


=Burgess, William Watson.= Life sentence; or, Duty in dealing with
crime. $1.50. Badger, R. G.

  The scene of this story is Carson City. In commuting the life sentence
  of a woman who had murdered a villainous man there is opportunity for
  the author’s arguments of justification. He would reform the world by
  preventing instead of punishing crime.


=Burke, John Butler.= Origin of life: its physical basis and definition.
*$3. Stokes.

  This bulky volume is based upon the “experiments of J. Butler Burke of
  Cambridge, England, upon the effect of radium salts upon sterile
  solutions of bouillon and other organic media. Under the influence of
  the radiations, small bodies (termed ‘radiobes’) appear in the medium
  which appear strikingly like micro-organisms in that they grow in size
  and later exhibit nuclei and then divide. It is held that they are not
  bacteria nor even protoplasm, but that they are really alive, and
  represent transitional and evanescent forms of matter and energy lying
  between the common inorganic types of matter and stable living
  aggregates.”—Nation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “We are indeed no nearer the solution of the problem of the origin of
  life than before this book was written.” W. P. Pycraft.

      – =Acad.= 70: 500. My. 26, ’06. 1280w.

  “He possesses neither the learning nor the clarity of mind which give
  value to Dr. Bastian’s treatment of the same topics, irrespective of
  his personal views.” E. T. Brewster.

      – =Atlan.= 98: 421. S. ’06. 380w.

  “It is to be hoped that he is more skillful with the test-tube than
  with the pen. His style is extraordinarily loose and awkward.”

      – =Lond. Times.= 5: 123. Ap. 6, ’06. 1320w.

  “While biologists generally will regard this presentation, like the
  earlier one, as failing to prove the author’s main thesis ...
  nevertheless, the volume will serve a valuable purpose as an excellent
  exposé of both old and new theories of the origin of life, and of a
  philosophy of nature which is growing in popularity.”

    – + =Nation.= 83: 18. Jl. 5, ’06. 340w.

  “An interesting book on a perennially interesting theme.” J. A. T.

    + – =Nature.= 74: 1. My. 3, ’06. 2200w.

  “Mr. Burke may not have proved his points, but he is not dogmatical,
  and he certainly seems a very wholesome philosopher.” Charles Loomis
  Dana.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 430. Jl. 7, ’06. 1460w.

        =R of Rs.= 33: 766. Je. ’06. 120w.

  “It is amazing that a man should dare to publish such a record of
  experiment, so slipshod, so uncritical, so destitute of scientific
  method; great must be his trust in the abundant and unfailing
  beneficence of popular ignorance.”

    – – =Sat. R.= 101: 334. Mr. 17, ’06. 1560w.


=Burland, Harris.= Black motor car. †$1.50. Dillingham.

  “The volume, contains indications of a gift for narrative, and some
  respectable powers of description; it is compact of energy and
  enthusiasm.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 758. Je. 23. 210w.


=Burland, Harris.= Financier. †$1.50. Dillingham.

  A new story by the author of “The black motor car.” “Briefly set down,
  the plot involves an African region, a promoter who is also an
  unscrupulous British patriot, a contest with Germany, a little war
  with heaps of slain, an impossible young actress, an equally
  impossible young civil engineer, a peer or two, a panic, gold mines,
  and members of the kaiser’s secret service—especially a lady spy,
  picturesquely named Mrs. Wooddevil. Mr. Burland has by the way, a
  curious taste in names.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His ‘Financier’ like his other stories, is readable in spite of the
  glaring inexpertness of the diction, the wretched quality of the
  puppets, and the exposed condition of the wires that pull them about
  to do the showman’s will.”

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 130. Mr. 3, ’06. 280w.

  “A crude story.”

      – =Outlook.= 82: 1004. Ap. 26, ’06. 20w.

  “Is an honest piece of sensationalism free from the most glaring vices
  of its class.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 212. Ag. 18, ’06. 150w.


=Burnett, Frances Hodgson (Mrs. Stephen Townsend).= Dawn of a to-morrow.
†$1. Scribner.

  A book which embodies the spirit of Christian science without the
  letter seems to be a sermon with the unannounced text “I if I be
  lifted up ... will draw all men unto me.” A king of finance just ready
  to “shuffle off this mortal coil” by act of suicide withdraws to the
  slum section of London to hide his deed in a pauper’s seclusion. Here
  he is found by a “little rat of the gutter,” an ugly girl of twelve
  years, with astonishing insight into human hearts. This child with her
  sure faith in God as a present unfeared reality; Jenny Montaubyn who
  had taught her this hope; Polly, a girl of the streets; and a hungry
  thief form a group who make a great capitalist take hope and desire to
  work out his own salvation.

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  “Is a simple, old-fashioned miracle-play, set forth in modern London
  with the sure, swift touch of a practised story-teller.” Mary Moss.

      + =Bookm.= 23: 299. My. ’06. 560w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 474. My. ’06. 130w.

      – =Ind.= 60: 1487. Je. 21, ’06. 160w.

  “The little story is tenderly told, leaving the reader with a softened
  heart and broader sympathies.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 147. Mr. 10, ’06. 350w.

  “It is an unusual little tale, written powerfully and dramatically.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 385. Je. 16, ’06. 110w.

  “There is a decidedly tense air about the short story, which detracts
  from its intended effect.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 708. N. 24, ’06. 320w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 761. Je. ’06. 40w.


=Burnett, Frances Hodgson (Mrs. Stephen Townsend).= Little princess:
being the whole story of Sarah Crewe now told for the first time. †$2.
Scribner.

  “It is unusual to tell a story three times over, but all three
  versions are charming, and we accept them with gratitude.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 833. D. 16. 150w.

  “Is written in that fascinating style which has won for the gifted
  author of ‘The little Lord Fauntleroy’ so many admirers.”

      + =Int. Studio.= 27: 375. F. ’06. 60w.

      + =Spec.= 95: 1042. D. 16, ’05. 140w.


=Burnett, Frances Hodgson (Mrs. Stephen Townsend).= Queen Silver-Bell.
[+]60c. Century.

  Silver-Bell, queen of the fairies, grieves because people have grown
  so stupid that they no longer believe in fairies. She is so agitated
  that her temper flies out of its golden cage, and the Dormouse, to
  whom she goes for advice, assures her that the only way she can atone
  for her loss is to encourage the writing of fairy stories. Into the
  ears of her amanuensis, apprenticed for life, she whispers these
  stories, which so far are three in number. “Queen Silver-Bell” and
  “How Winnie hatched the little rooks” are found in this first volume
  of the series.

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  “The little story will be warmly received.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 1408. D. 13, ’06. 50w.

        =Nation.= 83: 514. D. 13, ’06. 20w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 50w.

  “While Mrs. Burnett’s style is so pure that it makes easy reading,
  there is not in her subject matter in these books any very striking
  motive to make an impression on the child’s mind.”

    + – =R. of Rs.= 34: 765. D. ’06. 20w.


=Burnett, Frances Hodgson (Mrs. Stephen Townsend).= Racketty-Packetty
house. [+]60c. Century.

  The second volume of fairy tales dictated by Queen Silver-Bell to her
  amanuensis.

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      + =Ind.= 61: 1408. D. 13, ’06. 40w.

        =Nation.= 83: 514. D, 13, ’06. 20w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 50w.

    + – =R. of Rs.= 34: 765. D. ’06. 20w.


=Burney, Frances (Madame D’Arblay).= Diary and letters of Madame
D’Arblay; ed. by her niece, Charlotte Barrett. 6v. ea. *$2.50.
Macmillan.

  Reviewed by J. C. Bailey.

  + + + =Living Age.= 249: 268. Ja. ’06. 9790w. (Reprinted from
          Quarterly R.)

  + + + =Nation.= 81: 526. D. 28, ’05. 2060w. (Review of v. 4–6.)

  Reviewed by J. C. Bailey.

  + + + =Quarterly R.= 204: 89. Ja. ’06. 9790w.


=Burns, Robert.= Poems; with biographical sketch by Nathan H. Dole.
$1.25. Crowell.

  One of the eight volumes in the “Thin paper poets” series. The book
  contains a biographical sketch and a glossary, and as a frontispiece
  reproduces the Peter Taylor painting of Burns in 1786.


=Burr, Agnes Rush.= Russell H. Conwell, founder of the institutional
church in America: the work and the man. **$1. Winston.

  This is the sketch of a philanthropist still living, still doing
  active work for church, college, and hospital, in all of which three
  lines “he has blazed new paths ... has not only proven their need,
  demonstrated their worth, but he has shown how it is possible to
  accomplish such results from small beginnings, with no large gifts of
  money, with only the hands and hearts of willing workers.”


=Burrage, Henry Sweetser.= Gettysburg and Lincoln: the battle, the
cemetery, and the National park. **$1.50. Putnam.

  “His book is divided into three parts, the first dealing with the
  battle, the second detailing the circumstances connected with the
  inception, dedication, and completion of the cemetery and the third
  giving a record of the work of the park commission.” (Outlook.) “Of
  special interest are the chapters on Lincoln’s address, and the
  slightly different versions of it printed. He shows that many persons
  who heard the address were deeply impressed by it.... Mr. Burrage,
  with greater fulness than Nicolay or Hay, has gone into the
  circumstances in which Lincoln wrote the speech. He presents facts
  which are as new as they are interesting.” (Lit. D.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The sketch is well written and to the point.” Edwin Erle Sparks.

      + =Dial.= 41: 320. N. 16, ’06. 190w.

  “Mr. Burrage’s monograph was worth the doing, and he has performed
  this task fairly well.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 555. O. 20, ’06. 100w.

        =Nation.= 83: 392. N. 8, ’06. 150w.

  “A useful volume by Major Henry S. Burrage, himself a war veteran and
  imbued with obvious enthusiasm for his theme.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 795. N. 24, ’06. 250w.


=Burrell, Joseph Dunn.= New appraisal of Christian science. 50c. Funk.

  An estimate of Christian science made according to the standard of
  mental science resulting in an adverse summary characterized by such
  expressions as “infantile logic, offensive pretentiousness, and
  slippery casuistry.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 393. S. 22, ’06. 30w.


=Burroughs, John.= Bird and bough. **$1. Houghton.

  This collection of the nature verses which have been published in
  various periodicals is happily dedicated “To the kinglet that sang in
  my evergreens in October and made me think it was May.” “The freshness
  and precision of Mr. Burrough’s observation need no comment. He is a
  master of clean-drawn phrase, and ... has a good gift of short-lined
  metre. So far as his work is poetry rather than versified nature
  study, it is so by virtue of a certain single-minded affectionateness
  of interest in nature.” (Nation.)

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  Reviewed by Edith M. Thomas.

      + =Critic.= 49: 139. Ag. ’06. 780w.

  Reviewed by Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 41: 206. O. 1, ’06. 190w.

    + – =Nation.= 82: 327. Ap. 19, ’06. 230w.

  “Quite free from such introspection, without a trace of the haunting
  melancholy that pervades ‘The Shropshire lad,’ John Burroughs makes
  his songs of ‘Bird and bough.’”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 523. Ag. 25, ’06. 280w.


=Burroughs, John.= Ways of nature. **$1.10. Houghton.

  “In his latest book his observations are new and described with
  freshness and point.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 355. Ap. 14, ’06. 630w.

    + + =Ind.= 60: 286. F. 1, ’06. 350w.

    + + =Nation.= 82: 59. Ja. 18, ’06. 1140w.

  “Burroughs evidently proves his case to his own convincing, if not to
  a legion of his hearty friends and admirers.” Mabel Osgood Wright.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 64. F. 3, ’06. 1610w.

  “He has thought out the subject, and what he writes is fairly
  interesting.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 1128. D. 30, ’05. 110w.


=Burry, B. Pullen-.= Ethiopia in exile: Jamaica revisited. †$1.50.
Wessels.

  “It is a valuable contribution to the great racial problem which
  demands the serious attention of American statesmen. The author draws
  an instructive parallel between the condition of the negroes of
  Jamaica and those of the United States.” (Ath.) “The black man in
  republican America is vastly worse off than in monarchist Britain, she
  says; and no American has a right to gainsay her. The Jamaican is out
  of work because, owing to changed conditions, there is no work in
  Jamaica for him to do; the American negro is deliberately prevented
  from working by the whites, both North and South; they won’t have
  him.” (Nation.) “Miss Pullen-Burry sees the most hopeful sign in the
  work done by Dr. Booker T. Washington and his colleagues for the
  education and racial elevation of the negro, and gives a full and
  interesting account of this work.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 39. Jl. 14. 300w.

  “We can commend Miss Pullen-Burry’s book; it is an excellent account
  of Jamaica, it is a fair study of the chief problem before us
  Americans.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 71. F. 3, ’06. 540w.


=Burton, Richard.= Rahab: a drama in three acts. *$1.25. Holt.

  A drama made out of the story of the “Woman of Jericho” whose house
  was on the city wall. Dr. Burton’s quick imagination has given life
  and a distinctive dramatic energy to a Bible story that of itself is
  meager. His Rahab who has seen the glory of God of Israel in a vision
  and has dreamed of the downfall of Jericho is drawn in flesh and blood
  characters, and thru her and her three rival lovers a strong human
  interest is maintained.

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  “Dr. Burton brings to his task the faculty of clearly perceiving his
  ‘dramatis personæ’ of determining the interaction of his characters,
  and a skilled workmanship in the management of the verse-vehicle.”
  Edith M. Thomas.

    + + =Critic.= 49: 219. S. ’06. 390w.

  “Dr. Burton’s ‘Rahab’ is a pretty enough academic exercise. But it has
  about as much to do with existing conditions as has the megatherium.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 758. S. 27, ’06. 130w.

  “If the play lacks sufficient vigor to foretell for it length of days
  it has some qualities that are uncommon in contemporary verse.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 145. Ag. 16, ’06. 180w.

  “It is simply and fluently written, with many felicities of phrase,
  and with comparatively few passages to which the most super-sensitive
  critic might object.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 244. Ap. 14, ’06. 300w.

  “It is not in any sense a great play, but it has movement, vivacity,
  color, and dramatic feeling.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 769. Jl. 28, ’06. 240w.


=Bury, John B.= Life of St. Patrick and his place in history. *$3.25.
Macmillan.

  “His method can without hesitation be said to be sound, and his mind
  singularly unbiased. His mastery of the evidence, both in Latin and in
  Irish, is also unquestionable. The style, too, though rather compact
  and severe, is lucid and readable.” F. N. Robinson.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 633. Ap. ’06. 770w.

  “The arrangement of the book is admirable. We hope that in a second
  edition we may be supplied with a complete index.” F. E. Warren.

  + + – =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 347. Ap. ’06. 2360w.

  Reviewed by T. W. Rolleston.

  + + – =Hibbert J.= 4: 447. Ja. ’06. 1310w.

  “The text of Professor Bury’s book is clear, succinct, and well
  arranged chronologically.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 19. Ja. 4, ’05. 930w.

  “We cannot part from Professor Bury’s work without expressing our
  unfeigned admiration for his complete control of the original
  authorities on which his narrative is based, and of the sound critical
  judgment he exhibits in dealing with sources which present unusual
  difficulties.”

  + + + =Spec.= 95: 977. D. 9, ’05. 1830w.


=Butler, Alford A.= Churchman’s manual of methods: a practical Sunday
school handbook for clerical and lay workers. $1. Young ch.

  A practical handbook compiled wholly from the author’s experience as
  Sunday school teacher, superintendent, clergyman and professor of
  religious pedagogy.


=Butler, Ellis Parker.= Incubator baby. [+]75c. Funk.

  The author of “Pigs is pigs” writes an incubator baby’s comments upon
  the change from her “paradise” to the big uncongenial world presided
  over by her indifferent father and mother.

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  “Here we have gentle satire at its best. It is a delightful story and
  will be enjoyed by old as well as young, though it will be especially
  pleasing to the little people.”

      + =Arena.= 36: 684. D. ’06. 240w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 513. O. 13, ’06. 80w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 670. O. 13, ’06. 140w.

  “The satire is relieved by an abundance of sentiment and common
  sense.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 801. D. 1, ’06. 120w.


=Butler, Ellis Parker.= Perkins of Portland; Perkins the Great. †$1.
Turner, H. B.

  Seven adventures of Perkins of Portland leave nothing to be desired in
  the way of advertising-finesse. He seizes the moment to launch a ware
  upon a gullible public, and whether it be porous plasters or guinea
  pigs his success is obvious.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 670. O. 13, 06. 110w.

  “Sequels and second books in the wake of a popular success, while they
  may be measurably good themselves, are usually dangerous experiments.
  This little book is, unfortunately, no exception to the rule.”

      – =Outlook.= 84: 532. O. 27, ’06. 50w.


=Byrne, Mary Agnes.= Fairy chaser and other stories. 60c. Saalfield.

  Five charming fairy tales for young readers: The fairy chaser, Kitty’s
  ring, The magic mirror, The old gray shawl, and Cecelia’s gift.


=Byron, George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th baron.= Poetical works; new and
rev. ed.; ed. with a memoir by Ernest Hartley Coleridge. *$1.50.
Scribner.

  A complete edition of Byron’s poetry, containing all the new poems
  included in the 1898–1904 edition. The reader will find “a lively and
  well-written memoir by the editor, and judicious notes to the various
  poems, which explain all that one needs to know.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The introductory memoir ... is all that could be desired; in every
  way this is a most satisfactory edition of Byron to have on the
  bookshelf, and we think it will continue for many a long day, to
  deserve a place there.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 5. Ja. 6, ’06. 1160w.

  “An admirable and probably final edition of the noble poet.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 14. Ja. 6. 130w.

    + – =Critic.= 48: 480. My. ’06. 290w.

  “It contains the gist of the editorial matter in Mr. Coleridge’s
  definitive seven-volume edition.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 240. Ap. 1, ’06. 100w.

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 393. S. 22, ’06. 100w.

  “The text is authoritative.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 200. Mr. 8, ’06. 150w.

  “In every way it is an excellent addition to one’s book shelves.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 130. Mr. 3, ’06. 150w.

  “This is an acceptable one-volume edition of Byron’s poems.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 326. F. 10, ’06. 130w.


                                   C


=Cabell, James Branch.= Line of love. †$2. Harper.

  “An interesting contribution to romantic literature, not beyond
  popular understanding and enjoyment.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 92. Ja. ’06. 50w.

  “Altogether Mr. Cabell’s book is unusual in style, poise, and dramatic
  fervor.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 91. Ja. 20, ’06. 100w.


=Cable, George Washington.= Old Creole days; with 8 full-page il. and
head and tail pieces in photogravure by Albert Herter. $2.50. Scribner.

  In reprinting “Old Creole days” eight full-page drawings and fourteen
  smaller ones add new charm to the contents.

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  “The mechanical features are all of a high grade of excellence, and
  the volume has an air of dignity and beauty that well fits the charm
  of the contents.”

    + + =Dial.= 41: 398. D. 1, ’06. 90w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 1401. D. 13, ’06. 40w.

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 767. N. 24, ’06. 60w.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 706. N. 24, ’06. 50w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 384. D. ’06. 140w.


=Cabot, Mrs. Ella Lyman.= Everyday ethics. $1.25. Holt.

  Both teacher and general reader will find in this volume the rudiments
  of right choosing and well doing. The moral aspects of the soul’s
  activities—memory, imagination courage, feeling and the sense of honor
  are discussed in detail with the special aim of serving the teacher’s
  needs.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is a book that every child might read with profit if it were not
  forced upon him in the form of ‘lessons.’”

      + =Dial.= 41: 400. D. 1, ’06. 40w.


=Cadogan, Edward.= Makers of modern history: three types: Louis
Napoleon, Cavour, Bismarck. **$2.25. Pott.

      + =Critic.= 48: 89. Ja. ’06. 80w.


=Caffin, Charles Henry.= How to study pictures. **$2. Century.

  “Regarded as a frank imitation, however, the book is well enough of
  its kind.”

    – + =Sat. R.= 102: sup. 7. O. 13, ’06. 1100w.

  “Mr. Caffin helps people to look at pictures with their eyes, a not
  too common thing with writers on art, who mostly see pictures with
  their minds, which is quite a different matter.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 938. D. 8, ’06. 170w.


=Caird, Edward.= Evolution of theology in the Greek philosophers.
*$4.25. Macmillan.

  Reviewed by George Burman Foster.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 762. O. ’06. 970w.


=Caird, Mrs. Mona.= Romantic cities of Provence; il. by Joseph Pennell
and Edward Synge. *$3.75. Scribner.

  “This is a book bred of a sojourn in Provence and attesting an
  awakened eye and sympathy. It aims to catch the spirit of the place,
  the indefinable quality lost in a hurried railway passage, and
  succeeds best, perhaps, in imparting the reflex effects produced upon
  the traveller. The book is illustrated from over two dozen pen
  sketches by Joseph Pennell and about twice the number by Edward M.
  Synge, who draws with a similar preoccupation with the effect of
  sunlight, but with a more downright stroke, a generally wider
  interspace in shading and a greater use of outline.”—Int. Studio.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mrs. Mona Caird brings a romancer’s love of sentiment and an artist’s
  powers of description to her ‘Romantic cities of Provence,’ with the
  happiest of results.” Wallace Rice.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 391. D. 1, ’06. 260w.

      + =Int. Studio.= 30: sup. 56. D. ’06. 140w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 770. N. 24, ’06. 610w.

  “Certainly no one of the season’s volumes is better worth owning than
  is this.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 703. N. 24, ’06. 130w.


=Calderon de la Barca, Pedro.= Eight dramas of Calderon; freely tr. by
E. Fitzgerald. $1.50. Macmillan.

  The eight dramas included here are as follows: The painter of his own
  dishonor, Keep your own secret, Gil Perez the Galician, Three
  judgments at a blow. The mayor of Zalamea, Beware of smooth water, The
  mighty magician and Such stuff as dreams are made of.

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  “His versions appeal neither to the scholar nor to the general reader:
  the one is irritated by constant omissions, amplifications, and
  liberties of every kind, while the other is disappointed at finding
  that the Spanish atmosphere has vanished.”

    – + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 112. Jl. 28. 200w.

  “It will save searching in a general collection, and can be
  comfortably held in the hand.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 11. Jl. 5, ’06. 70w.

  “The Eversley imprint, owing to its cheapness and excellent
  typography, will appeal to many lovers of the Spanish poet.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 495. Ag. 11, ’06. 260w.


=Calvert, Albert Frederick.= Moorish remains in Spain. **$15. Lane.

  “Taken altogether, Mr. Calvert’s book is most disappointing, and we
  think that the Alhambra plates should be withdrawn.” A. J. Butler.

      – =Acad.= 70: 471. My. 19, ’06. 1870w.

  “The coloured plates reproduce admirably the delicate devices
  characteristic of Moorish workmanship at its best. Mr. Calvert
  habitually confounds legend with fact, and fails to distinguish
  between the random assertions of a tourist and the statements of a
  scholar.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 543. My. 5. 330w.

  “His book, so complete in other respects, is without an index, a fact
  that detracts very greatly from its value to the student.”

  + + – =Int. Studio.= 29: 88. Jl. ’06. 420w.

  “With regard to the Moorish ‘architecture and decoration’ in these
  three cities, the main theme of the book, Mr. Calvert is himself
  rather prone to superlatives and gush; and, moreover, does not clearly
  see that architecture is something altogether different from
  decoration.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 243. Jl. 6, ’06. 870w.

  “The book seems worthy of its subject, and we would gladly give a more
  effective description of its many beauties.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 545. Ap. 7. ’06. 120w.


Cambridge modern history; planned by Lord Acton; ed. by A. W. Ward, G.
W. Prothero, and Stanley Leathes. 12v. ea. **$4. Macmillan.

  “There are unhappily gaps filled with second-rate productions, which
  detract considerably from the value of the whole.”

  + + – =Acad.= 70: 447. My. 12, ’06. 1890w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “As a book of reference this one has a certain value, though it is
  neither a monument of British scholarship nor of Continental, there
  being neither continuity nor unity in the product of a well-meant
  effort to weld the two. There is little charm of style anywhere, no
  quality of mysterious evolution in the subject which compels
  attention, no magisterial character in the book to command the highest
  respect. As to the bibliography, no arrangement could have been
  invented more forbidding to the searcher after authors, titles, or
  subjects.”

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 135. O. ’06. 2270w. (Review of v. 9.)

  Reviewed by W. E. Lingelbach.

  + + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 342. S. ’06. 1370w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “It contains a great deal of good work by capable writers and if it
  does not reach Acton’s ideal, it does not fall far below that of M.
  Ernest Lavisse.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 691. Je. 9. 1990w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “The weakest part of the scheme is its treatment of great men.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 725. D. 8. 1950w. (Review of v. 4.)

  “In the assignments of topics to their European associates, the
  editors of this important series have been especially happy. The
  division of the subject-matter into topics has been accomplished
  satisfactorily.” Henry E. Bourne.

  + + + =Dial.= 41: 203. O. 1, ’06. 1580w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “One is naturally tempted to compare the two volumes with the
  corresponding ones of their predecessor, the ‘Histoire generale.’ They
  are full of well-attested facts. But from the point of view of
  attractiveness of style and matter the English books fall behind the
  French. Its writers have not the French knack of dovetailing a
  striking incident or quotation into a perforce heavy narrative. All of
  them possess learning and industry; but taken as a whole their product
  is but dull reading, though there are exceptions.” W. E. Rhodes.

  + + – =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 160. Ja. ’06. 1740w. (Review of v. 3 and 8.)

  “It is in relation to international affairs, and especially to war,
  that the co-operative method breaks down worst. In a volume of such
  dimensions, with a scheme which drags most things away from
  chronological order, the lack of a thoroughly good index is especially
  unfortunate.” Hereford B. George.

    + – =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 807. O. ’06. 1300w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “The volume is ample for clear views of Napoleon the man, the soldier,
  the statesman, and for his effect on the world in government,
  religion, society and art.”

  + + + =Ind.= 61: 1115. N. 8, ’06. 900w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “It is hard to see who will read the book, for the expert can get
  little from the disconnected monographs, while the layman is confused
  by the overlapping divisions, where there is no charm of style and no
  evolution which holds the attention.”

  + + – =Ind.= 61: 1168. N. 15, ’06. 70w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “The volume before us is inferior to none of its predecessors. Some of
  the chapters are of conspicuous merit, and throughout a very
  respectable standard is maintained, while, as the editors observe,
  ‘the dominance of an overwhelming personality gives the events
  narrated cohesion and unity.’”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 176. My. 18, ’06. 2710w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “That part which deals with the literature printed and manuscript,
  including pamphlets and news letters, relating to the Thirty years’
  war is likely to be of great service to students.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 397. N. 30. ’06. 2160w. (Review of v. 4.)

  “The general level of quality is well-sustained. It is perhaps not so
  high as in the first two volumes—‘Renaissance’ and ‘Reformation’—but
  it strikes us as rather higher than in the last preceding volume, that
  on the French revolution.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 225. S. 13, ’06. 2990w. (Review of v. 9.)

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 300. My. 5, ’06. 320w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “It must be acknowledged that the volume on Napoleon is not so
  uniformly excellent as the volumes on earlier epochs—the renaissance,
  the reformation, and the wars of religion.” Christian Gauss.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 417. Je. 30, ’06. 4220w. (Review of v. 9.)

        =Outlook.= 83: 286. Je. 2, ’06. 520w. (Review of v. 9.)

  Reviewed by J. H. Robinson.

    + + =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 702. D. ’06. 840w. (Review of v. 9.)

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 764. Je. ’06. 170w. (Review of v. 9.)

  “There is not only a lack of general cohesion in the fragments but
  most of them are far from complete in themselves.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 589. My. 12, ’06. 1740w. (Review of v. 9.)

  + + – =Spec.= 97: 166. Ag. 4, ’06. 2000w. (Review of v. 9.)

    + + =World To-Day.= 11: 763. Jl. ’06. 260w. (Review of v. 9.)


=Campbell, Douglas Houghton.= Structure and development of mosses and
ferns. *$4.50. Macmillan.

  A recently re-written and enlarged edition of Professor Campbell’s
  work.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “That the book is fairly brought up to date goes without saying,
  though one may differ from the author as to the relative values among
  some of the newer researches, and may wish that some of the old
  figures had been replaced by new and better ones. Proof-reading
  throughout the volume has been very bad. The index is really absurd.
  Spite of defects ... we welcome the new edition and commend it to
  every botanist as a necessary reference work, even though he have the
  first.” C. R. D. and C. J. C.

  + + – =Bot. Gaz.= 40: 461. D. ’05. 1070w.

    + + =Ind.= 59: 1482. D. 21, ’05. 160w.

  “Professor Campbell is an ardent investigator, to whom cryptogamic
  botany is much indebted for substantial advance in certain directions,
  and he is, moreover, a clear expositor.”

    + + =Nation.= 81: 532. D. 28, ’05. 450w.

  “This edition without question must prove to be as helpful and
  suggestive as the one it supplants, and will be used by all students
  who wish to obtain a clear notion of the structure and relationship of
  higher plants.” Charles E. Bessey.

    + + =Science=, n.s. 22: 631. N. 17, ’05. 580w.


=Campbell, Frances.= Dearlove, the history of her summer’s make-believe.
†$1.50. Dutton.

  “Dearlove is a little maiden of eleven years, portrayed in a charming
  frontispiece. She holds sway over a family consisting of her
  grandfather, the Earl of Amherst; her uncle and aunt, Lord and Lady
  Inverona, and her young widowed mother Lady Margaret Gordon. The
  ‘Summer’s make-believe’ takes place on the Isle of Guernsey, where the
  family is spending a happy holiday. The ‘make-believe’ is an invention
  of Dearlove (otherwise Philomena,) who decrees that for the summer all
  the grownups shall become her age—except ‘Ganpa,’ who may be
  twenty-five—shall be called by their Christian names, and shall
  disport themselves like eleven-year-olds. How they do this, whom they
  meet, and what comes of it all makes a fanciful book.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “She tells her tale with a complete understanding of children and
  their ways; and heart as well as skill goes to make it the charming
  book it is.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 405. Ap. 28, ’06. 270w.

  “The author can do better than this, but her gifts appear to us to lie
  in the direction rather of pure fantasy than fiction.”

      – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 513. Ap. 28. 170w.

  “Will make grown-ups young again, if any book can.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 1413. D. 13, ’06. 20w.

  “The book is written in a style so limpid and pleasant, and tells
  about such true-hearted sweet people, besides having that indefinable
  thing we call ‘atmosphere,’ that, albeit with some grumbling, we fare
  on to the end.”

  + – – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 544. S. 1, ’06. 380w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 140. S. 15, ’06. 120w.

  “Readers who like a series of charming sketches with a delicate thread
  of plot connecting them are cordially recommended to send for
  ‘Dearlove.’”

      + =Spec.= 97: 270. Ag. 25, ’06. 120w.


=Campbell, Frances.= Measure of life. **$1.50. Dutton.

  “In her dedication Mrs. Campbell alludes to these tales and dreams as
  her ‘spiritual adventures,’ and that is perhaps the clearest
  description that can be given of them. Dreams, legends, and visions
  have each a golden thread of spiritual meaning woven into them. All
  the author’s eloquence is upon the side of right and goodness; her
  pages are full of counsels of perfection, of the wisdom of endurance,
  of the salutary effect of patience under pain, suffering and loss, of
  the value of self-sacrifice and tribulation in the discipline of life.
  Throughout she glorifies those bracing qualities which ordinary human
  nature is least inclined to go out of its way to cultivate. Some of
  the tales are charming in their tenderness and gaiety.... Others, of
  dreams and second sight, are curious and interesting.”—Acad.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Ideas flow easily and find expression in a wealth of imagery that
  transforms familiar truths into something new and strange.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 261. Mr. 17, ’06. 260w.

  “While her symbolical personages, such as the ‘master of illusion,’
  are charming, her contemporary characters, whether English ladies or
  Irish peasants, do not entirely carry conviction. This criticism does
  not, however, hold good with regard to the still-life of the picture,
  which testifies to an intimate and sympathetic acquaintance with Irish
  landscape, and to a notable gift of description.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 229. F. 24. 160w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 441. Jl. 7, ’06. 280w.


=Campbell, Scott, pseud. (Frederick William Davis).= Below the dead
line. †$1.50. Dillingham.

  When Inspector Byrnes commanded New York police he issued an order
  demanding the instant arrest of every crook found by day or night in
  that part of the city lying south of Fulton street. This order soon
  earned for the district the title “Below the dead line.” This story
  records the operations of clever criminals who tried to evade the
  order.


=Campbell, Wilfred.= Collected poems. **$1.50. Revell.

  A collection of Mr. Campbell’s poems that have appeared in American
  and English periodicals. They are prefaced by an introduction by the
  author in which he says “After all, the real root of all poetry, from
  Shakespeare to the latest singer, is the human heart.... It is man the
  hoper, man the dreamer, the eternal child of delight and despair,
  whose ideals and desires are ever a lifetime ahead of his greatest
  accomplishments, who is the hero of nature and the darling of the
  ages. Because of this true poetry will always be to him a language.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Critic.= 49: 91. Jl. ’06. 260w.

  “A poet whose inspiration is both strong and sustained.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 128. F. 16, ’06. 500w.

  “Is marked neither by exquisite craft nor by great imaginative power.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 699. S. 20, ’06. 200w.

  “His ‘Collected poems’ would have gained in poetic value by a more
  rigorous standard of selection, and by the drastic pruning of some of
  the pieces selected.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 326. Ap. 19, ’06. 460w.

  “They have a pleasant ease and a very true and sensitive feeling for
  nature.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 277. Ap. 28, ’06. 170w.

  “Some of his patriotic verses are as good as anything we have seen of
  the kind.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 756. My. 12, ’06. 250w.


=Canning, Albert Stratford George.= History in Scott’s novels. **$3.15.
Wessels.

  “Mr. Canning takes up fifteen novels in chronological sequence, from
  ‘The talisman’ to ‘Red-gauntlet.’ and runs through such portions of
  the plot as bring authentic personages into view.” (Nation.) “In each
  he explains the allusions, expands the references to historical facts,
  and in general connects romance with actuality.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Is not without, some merit.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 512. Je. 21, ’06. 520w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 140. My. 19, ’06. 130w.


=Capart, Jean.= Primitive art in Egypt; tr. by A. S. Griffith. *$5.
Lippincott.

  “M. Capart’s own part in the book appears to have been mostly confined
  to the selection of the matters to be reproduced, and this task has
  been discharged with both skill and judgment. The translation by Miss
  Griffith is adequate to its purpose.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1905, 1: 557. My. 6. 170w.

  “It appeals, with its wealth of illustration and its sober judgment,
  to all who concern themselves in any wise with the civilization of
  primitive man. A word of praise should be said for the admirable work
  of the translator of the book, Miss Griffith ... her version reads
  like a bit of original English.” L. H. Gray.

  + + + =Bookm.= 22: 359. D. ’05. 310w.

      + =Nation.= 82: 104. F. 1, ’06. 380w.


=Capen, Oliver Bronson.= Country homes of famous Americans. **$5.
Doubleday.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 18. Ja. 13, ’06. 190w.


=Capes, Bernard.= Bembo: a tale of Italy. $1.50. Dutton.

  “The tale opens in 1476, with the introduction of the heroine and a
  cavalier and their attendants going toward Milan. Later on in this
  chapter comes Bernard Bembo, who ‘mouths parables as it were
  prick-songs, and is esteemed among all as a saint.’ He is very young
  in appearance and ‘pretty.’ And he is a ‘child propagandist
  interpreting and embodying in himself the spirit of love.’ The story
  is not based on fact, Mr. Capes points out in preface, but ‘the
  fundamental fact of nature.’”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “In the novel Mr. Bernard Capes is quite at his best.”

    + + =Acad.= 69: 784. Jl. 29, ’05. 330w.

  “Not even Mr. Hewlett has so successfully reproduced the mediæval
  atmosphere. The whole characterization is of a piece with the swing
  and virility of the style. It is a fine work, and reaches the
  high-water mark of living romance.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 234. Ag. 19. 580w.

  “Mr. Capes has produced in this moving and opulent work something that
  comes near to being a masterpiece.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 114. S. 1, ’06. 390w.

  “The story is well told.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 1060. N. 1, ’06. 340w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 233. Jl. 21, ’05. 290w.

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 371. Je. 9, ’06. 250w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 526. Je. 30, ’06. 80w.

  “Extravagance and violent over-emphasis are the greatest faults of his
  style, which is always strained to top-pitch, and glaringly
  over-coloured.”

      – =Sat. R.= 100: 562. O. 28, ’05. 420w.

  “His euphuism sometimes gets out of hand and mars the poetry of his
  tale, and sometimes he lingers so long on an emotion that the reader
  is a little repelled. But for the work as a whole we have nothing but
  praise.”

  + + – =Spec.= 95: 228. Ag. 12, ’05. 800w.


=Carducci, Giosue.= Poems of Italy: selections from the odes of Giosue
Carducci; tr. with an introd. by M. W. Arms. **$1. Grafton press.

  A half dozen pieces selected from “Odi barbare,” translated,
  introduced and annotated by M. W. Arms.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Dial.= 40: 359. Je. 1, ’06. 60w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 277. Ap. 28, ’06. 440w.


=Carey, Rosa Nouchette.= No friend like a sister. †$1.50. Lippincott.

  Sister Gresham, the strong, capable, contented woman, who establishes
  a model nurses’ home and finds her life’s happiness in it is a friend
  to the other characters in the book, in times of stress or trouble.
  They all lean upon her; her favorite sister Eleanor, who is made happy
  by the chance confession of the man who dares not aspire to her, her
  brother Lyall who goes as a missionary to Africa, and his child-like
  wife who refuses to go with him and later wakes to a realization of
  her love and duty. There are other characters also, some of whom stand
  alone, and there is another love affair in which the daughter of an
  old country family throws aside conventional barriers to marry the man
  of her choice.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Her popularity is no doubt deservedly due in great part to the
  extreme wholesomeness of her tone, which makes her stories eminently
  suitable for the young girl, and also a love of detail which appeals
  to a certain order of mind in old and young alike.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 439. O. 13. 220w.

  “It is her complacency, and the apparent conviction that she is
  conveying the truest and best in life to her twenty-five thousand
  readers that make Miss Carey’s books irritating.”

      – =Sat. R.= 102: sup. 8. O. 13, ’06. 140w.


=Carey, Wymond.= “No. 101.” †$1.50. Putnam.

  “No. 101” is a spy of the time of Louis XV, who betrays the secrets of
  the French ruler to the British. The identity of this spy is a
  mystery, and anyone so unfortunate as to discover the secret perishes
  within twenty-four hours. An English captain, a French nobleman, Louis
  XV, and Mme. de Pompadour figure prominently in the story.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Few of the figures have the indefinable quality of vitality, but
  perusal brings the not altogether unsatisfactory sensation of having
  assisted at a well-staged historical drama while still enjoying the
  comforts of the domestic hearth.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 226. F. 24. 110w.

  “He has allowed himself considerable liberties with the facts of
  history. But in view of the capital tale he has produced, the reviewer
  can not but readily forgive him.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 454. Mr. 24, ’06. 550w.

  “Taken by and large it is a good deal better (merely as an excuse for
  passing superfluous time away) than most of its kind.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 69. F. 3, ’06. 540w.

  “The story is entertaining.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 375. F. 17, ’06. 80w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 153. F. 3, ’06. 30w.

  “The book is well above the average, but lovers of Dumas need feel no
  anxiety.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 306. Mr. 10, ’06. 290w.

      + =Spec.= 96: 226. F. 10, ’06. 560w.


=Carl, Katherine A.= With the empress dowager. **$2. Century.

  “If she has been led away by gratitude and kindly feeling, it is
  difficult to find fault with her. And we may add that the skill and
  insight needed for literary portraiture are not often combined with
  the painter’s craft.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 196. F. 17. 810w.

  “Reveals one of the most important steps in the transformation now
  going on in that giant empire.” John W. Foster.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 544. Ap. ’06. 440w.

  “Beside being fascinating in itself, reveals very much of historical
  and antiquarian interest to those who have read widely and critically
  in the court life of the vassal kingdoms around the Middle country.”
  W. E. Griffis.

      + =Critic.= 48: 371. Ap. ’06. 270w.

  “She is not to be blamed for writing of the empress as she found her.
  But she must not expect her readers to accept her estimate at face
  value.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 253. F. 17, ’06. 560w.

  “Cannot boast of any special literary attractions. The book is worthy
  of what it has not, an index.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 125. F. 8, ’06. 910w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 123. Ja. 27, ’06. 410w.

  “It is interesting in a way and up to a certain point. But all that
  one cares to read might have been put into a smaller compass.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 228. F. 10, ’06. 320w.


=Carleton, Will.= Poems for young Americans. $1.25. Harper.

  The verses of Will Carleton that are peculiarly adapted to younger
  readers have been grouped under three headings as follows: Poems for
  young Americans, Poems of festivals and anniversaries, and Humorous
  verse.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “They have the trick of rime, but somewhere there is the false ring of
  patriotism, that comes whenever one tries hard to write
  patriotically.”

    – + =Ind.= 61: 1409. D. 13, ’06. 60w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 692. O. 20, ’06. 100w.


=Carlile, Rev. Wilson, and Carlile, Victor.= Continental outcast: land
colonies and poor law relief; with a preface by Rt. Rev. E. S. Talbot.
*60c. Wessels.

  An account of a visit to some of the labor colonies of Belgium,
  Holland, Germany and Denmark by two men engaged in the work of the
  Church army of England, and actually interested in the improvement of
  the English poor law. “How the unemployed of every sort, able-bodied
  or infirm, honest or criminal, men in search of work or vagrants and
  beggars, are treated in Continental Europe is the subject of this
  instructive volume.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 458. Jl. 21, ’06. 1500w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 526. Je. 30, ’06. 220w.


=Carling, George.= Richard Elliott, financier. $1.50. Page.

  Trained in an unscrupulous school of finance, the hero of Mr.
  Carling’s tale shows how material success can be attained by very
  corrupt practices. An eavesdropping stenographer rises to the position
  of trust magnate and the rounds by which he did ascend materially are
  scathingly marked off. It is a sort of “crack o’ doom” warning to
  “high finance” aspirants.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book is not pleasant reading, but may be a faithful picture. The
  story part of it is closely, carefully, and skillfully woven. Its
  satire is perhaps rather too patent to be as biting as satire ought to
  be.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 674. O. 13. ’06. 470w.


=Carling, John R.= Viking’s skull. 75c. Little.

  A popular edition of “The viking’s skull.” Mr. Carling has written a
  peculiarly interesting and thrilling story which involves the mystery
  centering about a crime, and the meaning of a runic inscription on an
  old Norse altar ring. The hero promises his mother before her death to
  find the criminal in whose stead his father is serving a life
  sentence. The father’s escape from prison and disappearance add to the
  mystery to be solved.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 195. Mr. 31, ’06. 320w.


=Carlyle, Thomas.= French revolution. 2v. $2.50. Crowell.

  Uniform with the “Thin paper two volume sets.” The books are pocket
  size, with flexible leather binding, and are printed in large clear
  type on Bible paper. The frontispieces are respectively portraits of
  Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.


=Carman, (William) Bliss.= Pipes of Pan. *$2. Page.

  Five recent collections of Mr. Bliss Carman’s poetry make up this
  substantial volume. They are as follows: From the book of myths, From
  the green book of the bards, Songs of the sea children, Songs from a
  northern garden, and From the book of valentines.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Lit. D.= 33: 767. N. 24, ’06. 70w.

  “There is scarcely a piece in the present volume that is devoid of
  melodious cadences and poetic imagery, yet the effect of the whole is
  of sunrise on a foggy morning at sea. Mr. Carman’s later work lacks
  poetic intensity, and the reader of it takes little away with him.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 145. Ag. 16, ’06. 180w.

  “It is the chief fault of this fluent and often charming verse that
  it, too, is singularly soulless.”

    + – =Putnam’s.= 1: 225. N. ’06. 380w.


=Carman, (William) Bliss.= Poetry of life. **$1.50. Page.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 91. Ja. 20, ’06. 160w.


=Carmichael, Montgomery.= In Tuscany: Tuscan towns, Tuscan types and the
Tuscan tongue. **$2. Dutton.

  “The author has lived long in the Tuscan cities and has learned to
  admire the Tuscan character. His book is a series of expositions of
  that character in various manifestations. First, there are some
  chapters about the temperament of the people in general; then
  descriptions of types, such as the priest, the cook and the coachman;
  then accounts of less-known localities—Portoferraio, Mont La Verna,
  Orbetello—and of the national sport and the national lottery.”—Ind.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Ind.= 61: 755. S. 27, ’06. 100w.

  “No English reader, who thinks of visiting Tuscany or taking up
  residence there, should fail to read his book.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 443. Jl. 7, ’06. 560w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 378. D. ’06. 110w.


=Carmichael, Montgomery=, ed. Life of John William Walshe as written by
his son Philip Regidius Walshe. *$1.50. Dutton.

  “John Walshe, says his son, was a splendid scholar and a devoted
  servant of God. Of his scholarship he has left as a monument many
  volumes of material relating chiefly to St. Francis of Assisi; of his
  devotion to God, impressive evidence is given in this narrative of his
  quest to know God, a quest that began in England in his earliest youth
  and found its consummation in distant Italy, whither he had fled from
  his merchant father’s counting-room, and where he entered upon a life
  of study, love and religion that was to lead him to the purest and
  most profound mysticism. The phrase a nineteenth-century mystic sounds
  strange indeed, but such was John Walshe, and a mystic whose
  influence, as diffused by his son’s filial zeal, must touch with
  uplifting power all who read the story of his painful
  pilgrimage.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A most unusual, fine, eloquent, sincere, even inspired piece of
  writing.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 537. S. 1, ’06. 1410w.

  “It is not a great biography, indeed, it has sundry obvious defects
  from a purely literary standpoint. But whatever of blemish it may seem
  to us to hold is lost from sight in contemplation of the saintly
  figure it reveals.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 1005. Ag. 25, ’06. 220w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 382. S. ’06. 50w.


=Carpenter, Edmund Janes.= Long ago in Greece: a book of golden hours
with the old story tellers. $1.50. Little.

  The atmosphere and literary excellence of the old Greek tales are
  preserved in these twenty and more simplified stories. Among them are
  Homer’s “Battle of the frogs and mice,” a portion of Aristophanes’
  “Birds,” the wooing of Pelops, the tale of Hero and Leander, Ovid’s
  version of Narcissus and his shadow, Hesiod’s account of Pandora’s
  curiosity, and Pindar’s sketch of Thetis and many others.

        =Ind.= 61: 1407. D. 13, ’06. 60w.

  “It has the particular merit that it follows the originals very
  closely and preserves something of the atmosphere as well as the
  subject matter of the famous old stories that it presents.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 718. N. 3, ’06. 70w.

  “They are retold simply and in every way made attractive to the
  youthful reader.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 430. O. 20, ’06. 60w.


=Carpenter, Edward.= Days with Walt Whitman. $1.50. Macmillan.

  “Mr. Carpenter, an English gentleman, made the poet’s acquaintance in
  the sixties through his writings; but met him only in 1877. Seven
  years later they met again. The notes made by the disciple were
  written out carefully, and have been published in an English magazine,
  but now only in book form.... The book has a chapter on Whitman as a
  prophet, one on the poetic form of ‘Leaves of grass,’ and another, and
  by no means the least interesting, on Whitman and Emerson. The new
  volume should please the ever-widening circle of lovers of the ‘Good
  gray poet.’”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Acad.= 70: 547. Je. 9, ’06. 700w.

  Reviewed by M. A. De Wolfe Howe.

      + =Atlan.= 98: 898. D. ’06. 530w.

  “What one misses most in the book is any evidence that the author saw
  and felt Whitman as a poet.”

      – =Critic.= 49: 205. S. ’06. 410w.

  “But while Traubel’s face to face likeness of Whitman in all his moods
  is more interesting, Carpenter’s book contains a more definite
  literary appreciation of the man and his genius.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 153. Jl. 19, ’06. 650w.

  “Mr. Carpenter’s attitude and language are those of an entirely sane
  person; he writes entertainingly and interestingly, without gush. Yet
  that his opinion of Whitman was that of a pupil toward a chosen master
  appears on every page.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 397. Je. 16, ’06. 220w.

  “Pleasantly written, reminiscent book, in the entertaining style of
  Mr. Carpenter’s other books.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 125. Jl. ’06. 60w.

  “It is a pity so much of this book should be mere tittle-tattle.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: sup. 5. O. 13, ’06. 1130w.


=Carpenter, Edward Childs.= Captain Courtesy, a story of Old California.
*$1.50. Jacobs.

  The struggle between Mexico and the United States in old California is
  intertwined with the story of Captain Courtesy whose Spanish mother
  and American father were killed by the Mexicans and who for six years
  waged a warfare of his own upon his enemies by becoming an outlaw
  whose name spelled terror, a daring road agent with a great price upon
  his head. After a series of bold adventures he wins an American wife
  and American citizenship.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “This is evidently a first book, and it shows many of the faults of
  the ’prentice hand. He merely skims over the surface of things, as if
  he were in haste to tell his slight little story with the fewest words
  possible.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 764. N. 17, ’06. 190w.


=Carpenter, Joseph Estlin.= James Martineau; theologian and teacher.
*$2.50. Am. Unitar.

  “The work is really a model of what a work of this kind should be.”

  + + + =Dial.= 40: 22. Ja. 1, ’06. 380w.


=Carpenter, Rt. Rev. William Boyd, bp. of Ripon.= Witness to the
influence of Christ; being the William Belden Noble lectures for 1904.
**$1.10. Houghton.

  “The author demands scientific examination of the religious facts, and
  shows himself well informed in the latest literature on the psychology
  of the religious experience.” Thomas C. Hall.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 567. Jl. ’06. 1270w.

  “Its chief excellence is its suggestiveness; its chief defect, its
  lack of orderly treatment of the subjects undertaken.” Henry Thomas
  Colestock.

  + + – =Bib. World.= 27: 397. My. ’06. 290w.


=Carr, Clark Ezra.= Lincoln at Gettysburg. **$1. McClurg.

  Written primarily as an address and delivered before the State
  historical society of Illinois, Mr. Carr’s effort may be considered an
  appreciation well worth the time of any student and reader. He
  sketches the transition from the disappointment of the assembled
  Gettysburg multitude, over Lincoln’s speech to the dawning realization
  that it was a masterpiece of oratory, and a “crowning triumph of
  literary achievement.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  Reviewed by Edwin Erle Sparks.

      + =Dial.= 41: 320. N. 16, ’06. 370w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 883. O. 11, ’06. 70w.


=Carrington, FitzRoy.= Pilgrim’s staff: poems divine and moral, selected
and arranged by FitzRoy Carrington. **75c. Duffield.

  The aim of the compiler has been to choose from the verse of three and
  a half centuries a “handful of poems, beautiful in thoughts and
  spiritual import, which should reflect, as well as might be, in a
  space so limited, all moods for self abasement of utter unworthiness,
  to the courage born of a firm faith in the divinity of man, which can
  face, unafraid, the Great Unknown.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Dial.= 41: 287. N. 1, ’06. 40w.

        =Nation.= 83: 508. D. 13, ’06. 30w.

        + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 808. D. 1, ’06. 80w.

  “Though there are lacking some poems that one might expect in even so
  small a collection as this, those that are included have been
  discriminatingly selected.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 893. D. 8, ’06. 80w.


=Carroll, Phidellia Patton.= Soul-winning: a problem and its solution;
with an introd. by C: H. Fowler. *50c. Meth. bk.

  A seven part discussion of the problem of soul-winning treats The
  importance of soul-winning, Personal effort in soul-winning, A
  successful method, Steps leading to Christ, Children won by personal
  effort, A revival not absolutely essential to soul-winning, and
  Preparation for soul-winning.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “To all who follow Dr. Carroll in his apparent contention that
  winsomeness consists in words fitly spoken, this book will be of great
  and interesting and in some respects a difficult sub-permanent value.”
  Edward Braislin.

      + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 575. Jl. ’06. 520w.


=Carter, E. Fremlett.= Motive power and gearing for electrical
machinery: a treatise on the theory and practice of the mechanical
equipment of power stations for electricity supply and for electric
power and traction. *$5. Van Nostrand.

  “The first edition of this book was issued in 1896.... The book is
  essentially a compilation of principles, theory and results of
  experiments of the mechanical engineering features of electrical power
  plants, with some illustrated descriptions of existing plants.... [It
  includes] many subjects which are usually treated in separate books.
  It is neither a textbook nor a work of reference but practically an
  encyclopaedic compilation, from various sources, of descriptions and
  data on mechanical engineering which are supposed to be of interest to
  the electrical engineer.”—Engin. N.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The engineering student will find each of the subjects of this book
  treated in far better shape in numerous standard works, and the
  general reader who is not a student will find the book in many cases
  too difficult of comprehension for him.” William Kent.

      – =Engin. N.= 55: 671. Je. 14, ’06. 1770w.


=Carter, Jesse Benedict.= Religion of Numa, and other essays on the
religion of ancient Rome. *$1. Macmillan.

  In order to facilitate presentation, Mr. Carter divides Roman history
  into five epochs, those of the legendary kings and the semi-historical
  kings, the first half of the republic, the last half of the republic,
  the beginning of the empire, and the renaissance of religion under
  Augustus. It “is less a handbook than a sketch of the change by which
  the original agricultural and secluded mythology of Rome and its gods
  who had their proper home within the Pomerium, developed into the
  prevailing mythology of the classical period.” (Ind.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Gives, perhaps, as clear a general view as the reading public either
  desires or deserves. The work is entirely destitute of reference to
  authorities.” Andrew Lang.

    + – =Acad.= 70: 134. F. 10, ’06. 1330w.

  “Mr. Carter gives no authorities and not too many details; hence his
  book will not supply the needs of real students of the subject.
  Nevertheless, the book will serve well as an introduction to the
  subject, being clearly and forcibly written.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 12. Jl. 7. 350w.

  “This is a very valuable short study of an interesting and in some
  respects a difficult subject.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 470. My. ’06. 180w.

  “This little volume is full of suggestion and value.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 743. Mr. 29, ’06. 240w.

  “The society may be congratulated on a carefully prepared and valuable
  volume.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 127. Ag. 9, ’06. 590w.

  “Involves some interesting excursions in the bypaths of classical
  learning.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 196. Mr. 31, ’06. 240w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 508. Ap. ’06. 40w.

  “A readable sketch ... based on the recent critical work which has
  pieced together many isolated indications and filled numerous gaps by
  illuminating conjecture.”

      + =Sat. R.= 102: 271. S. 1, ’06. 680w.


=Carter, Thomas.= Shakespeare and the Holy Scriptures, with the version
he used. *$3. Dutton.

  “The good intentions and industry of the author of this volume are, of
  course, worthy of all respect, but we cannot avoid the feeling that
  they have been wasted on a tedious piece of work.”

      – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 847. D. 16. 190w.


=Cartrie, Count de.= Memoirs of the Count de Cartrie; with introd. by F:
Masson, and appendices and notes by Pierre Amédée Pichot. *$5. Lane.

  A record of the extraordinary events in the life of a French royalist
  during the war in La Vendée, and of his flight to Southampton, where
  he followed the humble occupation of gardener.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A work which reflects credit on all concerned.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 399. O. 6. 2150w.

  “As a tale of adventure, the work cannot fail to attract. It also has
  value as a side-light thrown on a memorable epoch in French history.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 285. N. 1, ’06. 260w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 366. N. 2. ’06. 1580w.

  “The interest of these memoirs is very great, great everywhere and
  they have considerable historic value.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 373. N. 1, ’06. 1180w.

  “Its limitations in interest are its best guarantee of genuineness:
  and in genuineness as a human document typically illustrative of
  personal fortunes during the French revolution its chief interest
  lies.” G: S. Hellman.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 630. O. 6, ’06. 1760w.

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 811. D. 1. ’06. 280w.

  “This story of suffering and hairbreadth escape shows the nature of
  the struggle in a way that historians as well as students will
  welcome.”

      + =Sat. R.= 102: 522. O. 27, ’06. 140w.


=Cartwright, Julia (Mrs. Henry Ady).= Raphael. *75c. Dutton.

  This little manual on the life and art of Raphael is the fourteenth
  volume in “The popular library of art.” The author tells about the
  “birth of Raphael and his life and studies at Perugia, Florence and
  Rome. She describes his Madonnas, the Vatican Stanze, his portraits of
  contemporaries, his work as architect and decorator, and his cartoons,
  the last of which, she says, ‘mark the final stage of Raphael’s
  artistic development.’” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mrs. Ady seems to have been helped by the rigid limitations of space
  to give us her very best. The essential acts of Raphael’s life and art
  could not have been stated more concisely. Nor has the necessary
  compression of the material made for dullness.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 690. N. 18. 410w.

  “Within its limited compass, a singularly complete account of the
  character and development of Raphael’s work. She is of course
  thoroughly familiar with modern critical opinion, and as far as it
  goes her work is exact and scholarly.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 160. Mr. 1, ’06. 110w.

  “The volume is a worthy successor to its forerunners.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 118. F. 8, ’06. 90w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 162. Mr. 17, ’06. 250w.


=Carus, Paul.= Friedrich Schiller. **75c. Open ct.

  In Mr. Carus’ memorial volume fittingly contributed at the time of the
  Schiller centenary, a biographical sketch is followed by two essays on
  Schiller as a philosophical poet and on Schiller’s poetry. There are
  illustrative selections from the poet’s works given in both German and
  English.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A concise but scholarly sketch of Schiller’s life and an appreciation
  of his poetry.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 379. Ap. ’06. 30w.

  “It is a book of popular character, and very interesting in its
  presentation of the subject.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 24. Ja. 1, ’06. 60w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 46. Ja. 6, ’06. 70w.


=Carver, Thomas Nixon=, comp. Sociology and social progress: a handbook
for students of sociology. *$2.75. Ginn.

  A book designed to be used as the basis for class-room discussions or
  to furnish collateral reading to a course of lectures. The author has
  gone out-side of systematic treatises on sociology for observations
  upon the phenomena of society, upon the laws of social growth and
  decay, and upon the problems of social improvement, and has presented
  them in form for the student and the general reader as well. The
  discussion is in three parts: part 1, The nature, scope and method of
  sociology; part 2. Sociology as a study of social progress—the
  direction of social progress; part 3. The factors of social progress.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The general purpose is admirable, and Professor Carver’s book will be
  welcomed by sociologists as a distinct enlargement of library
  facilities.” G: E. Vincent.

    + + =Am. J. Soc.= 12: 122. Ag. ’06. 900w.

  “The compiler has produced a volume which will be of very great
  service to those of his readers who wish to get a general conception
  of the ideas of the best thinkers and students of society, but who
  have not the time to read the works in extenso, nor the wisdom to
  choose well.”

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 174. Jl. ’06. 310w.

  “The volume does not, accordingly, show us much of its compiler’s
  personal opinions, and can hardly, we think, be of great usefulness to
  the general reader.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 77. Jl. 26, ’06. 350w.

  “The book is a timely one and should both promote and assist the
  teaching of sociology.”

    + + =Yale R.= 15: 339. N. ’06. 200w.


=Cary, Elisabeth Luther.= Novels of Henry James: a study. **$1.25.
Putnam.

  “Miss Cary is not quite an ideal interpreter.”

    + – =Acad.= 71: 103. Ag. 4, ’06. 1280w.

  “Elisabeth Luther Cary would appear to have done, in her study of
  Henry James, pretty much all for him that it is possible for an ardent
  disciple to do at this time.” H. W. Boynton.

    + + =Critic.= 48: 458. My. ’06. 480w.

        =Ind.= 60: 44. Ja. 4, ’06. 120w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 121. Ja. ’06. 100w.


=Cary, Elisabeth Luther, and Jones, Annie Maria.= Books and my food.
**$1. Moffat.

  Mental and physical aliment in the form of quotations and recipes for
  every day in the year.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “We hope that the culinary taste of the authors is in keeping with the
  literary.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 191. Ag. ’06. 50w.

  “On the whole, the object has been attained; but now and again an
  exception must be taken to the compiler’s accuracy.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 155. Jl. 19, ’06. 200w.

  “The quotations will be a godsend to the harassed makers of menus for
  public occasions.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 54. Jl. 19, ’06. 60w.


=Castle, Mrs. Agnes (Sweetman), and Castle, Edgerton.= Heart of Lady
Anne. †$1.50. Stokes.

      + =Critic.= 48: 474. My. ’06. 100w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 922. D. 30, ’05. 370w.

  “It is very dainty, amusing and inconsequential.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 39: 859. D. 30, ’05. 190w

  “The texture is of the lightest, but skilfully woven.”

      + =Sat. R.= 100: 786. D. 16, ’05. 190w.

  “The book is gracefully written and is easy reading, but it will
  strike many readers as being as artificial as the age which it is
  intended to represent.”

    + – =Spec.= 95: 1130. D. 30, ’05. 70w.


=Castle, Mrs. Agnes (Sweetman), and Castle, Egerton.= If youth but knew.
†$1.50. Macmillan.

  The time and rule of Jerome Bonaparte furnish the “occasion and
  material of this romance.... The period chosen by the authors is just
  anterior to the fall of Jerome, and the critical part of the narrative
  passes in Cassel at the King’s court. The atmosphere clothes this
  story as a garment from the very outset, when we make the acquaintance
  of the young Anglo-Austrian count and his chance companion, the
  wayfaring fiddler, Geiger-Hans. It begins to be romantic, it continues
  in the true vein of romance, and ends sweetly upon a proper romantic
  note, to the accompaniment of Geiger-Hans’s fiddle.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “From the opening pages of the present story the stage and its
  machinery are always in sight. But once accept the book as a glorified
  libretto of a romantic opera, clever, dainty, delicately treated, and
  all runs smoothly and delightfully to the end.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 358. Ap. 14, ’06. 420w.

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 474. Ap. 21. 400w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 571. Je. ’06. 60w.

  “It is a story throbbing with life, instinct with poetic feeling, and
  bearing the stamp of a creative power that is closely akin to genius.”
  Wm. M. Payne.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 364. Je. 1, ’06. 180w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 1488. Je. 21, ’06. 120w.

  “This is one of the prettiest of the stories of Agnes and Egerton
  Castle.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 270. Ap. 28, ’06. 630w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 130w.

  Reviewed by Louise Collier Willcox.

      + =North American.= 182: 927. Je. ’06. 110w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 91. My. 12, ’06. 200w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 592. My. 12, ’06. 200w.


=Castleman, Virginia Carter.= Roger of Fairfield. $1.25. Neale.

  With picturesque and historic Virginia for a setting, reflecting the
  spirit of ante-bellum days, Miss Castleman follows the fortunes of
  Roger of Fairfield thru college and the theological seminary to his
  ordination and marriage.


=Cather, Willa Sibert.= Troll garden. †$1.25. McClure.

  “For cultivation and distinction of style, Miss Cather may even rank
  with Mrs. Edith Wharton, but she is far more sympathetic, far deeper.
  Although her stories are short and unpretentious, they seem to me
  quite the most important in recent American fiction.” Mary Moss.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 48. Ja. ’06. 380w.


=Catherine of Siena, St.=, tr. by Vida D. Scudder. *$2.50. Dutton.

      + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 462. Ja. ’06. 60w.


=Cator, Dorothy.= Everyday life among the head-hunters, and other
experiences from East to West. $1.75. Longmans.

  “Without making any pretense to being scientific this plain and
  unvarnished but eminently readable, narrative ... contains a large
  amount of interesting information with regard to the customs and modes
  of life of both Dyaks and the less well known Muruts.” R. D.

    + + =Nature.= 73: 203. D. 28, ’05. 570w.

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 648. Ap. 28, ’06. 380w.


=Cattell, J. McKeen=, ed. American men of science: a biographical
directory. *$5. Science press, N. Y.

  A “who’s who” for the men who work in the field of pure science.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Ind.= 60: 809. Ap. 5, ’06. 70w.

    + + =Nation.= 82: 260. Mr. 29, ’06. 220w.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 153. Mr. 10, ’06. 270w.


=Cavaness, Alpheus Asbury Brenton.= Rubaiyat of hope. *$1. Meth. bk.

  Omar’s red rose, wine-dyed, gives place to the lily which waves with a
  palm, symbol of victory. The author of this poem sounds a triumphant
  note of hope mastering despair, man mastering destiny. He teaches that
  “nothing can unhinge us but ourselves.”


=Cawein, Madison Julius.= Nature-notes and impressions, in prose and
verse. **$1.50. Dutton.

  Brief sketches in prose and verse taken from the author’s note book.
  “A memorandum of moods, of accents in nature, caught at the moment, to
  be elaborated later into a picture.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The whole output tends to give the impression that the successes
  themselves are not spontaneous but the mere chance triumphs of a
  highly self-conscious and wholly artificial method.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 288. O. 4, ’06. 370w.

  “One of the qualities, indeed which in poetry serves to give him
  distinction, a remarkably affluent and picturesque imagery, in prose
  has a tendency to become a defect, rendering the style too poetic and
  imaginative and the periods over-sustained. This is, indeed the chief
  limitation to the volume, but a limitation redeemed by the delicate
  picturing to be found on every page.” Jessie B. Rittenhouse.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 616. O. 6, ’06. 1160w.

  “The work of Mr. Cawein is not distinctly lyric, although the verse
  has rhymthic charm.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 337. O. 6, ’06. 220w.


=Cawein, Madison Julius.= Vale of Tempe. *$1.50. Dutton.

  “The most surprising thing about Mr. Cawein’s work is the even
  excellence which characterizes so great a quantity of matter.” Wm. M.
  Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 126. F. 16, ’06. 270w.


=Cervantes, Saavedra Miguel de.= Don Quixote; tr. with introd. by John
Quimby. 2v. $2.50. Crowell.

  Uniform with the “Thin paper two volume set” this “Don Quixote” is of
  interest alike to students and library collectors. There is an
  informing introduction, the first part of which presents the merits
  and demerits of the edition offered to English readers thru the past
  two centuries and a half, and the second part of which sketches
  Cervantes’ life.


=Chadwick, John White.= Later poems. *$1.25. Houghton.

      + =Reader.= 7: 229. Ja. ’06. 160w.


=Chadwick, Samuel.= Humanity and God. **$1.50. Revell.

  “The one weakness in the otherwise masterful work is in the lowering
  of the standard of human perfection in order to permit to
  consciousness the sense of its attainment.” Edward Braislin.

  + + – =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 571. Jl. ’06. 340w.


=Chamberlain, Charles Joseph.= Methods in plant histology. *$2.25. Univ.
of Chicago press.

  “The book will be very useful to teachers of secondary schools, as
  well as to independent workers, for it gives in usable and concise
  form the latest and most approved methods of modern micro-technique.”
  W. J. G. Land.

    + + =School R.= 14: 310. Ap. ’06. 260w.


=Chamberlain, Leander Trowbridge.= True doctrine of prayer: with
foreword by the Rev. W: R. Huntington. **$1. Baker.

  Dr. Chamberlain has presented the doctrine of prayer in a logical
  succession of paragraphs “each one of which presents truth which no
  one who desires to think deeply about prayer can afford to lose out of
  sight.... It is not merely as a healthful exercise for the soul that
  he would have us think of prayer, but as a potency, a dynamic, an
  efficient cause.... He is willing to explain, to interpret, to
  justify, but never to minimize.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Outlook.= 82: 523. Mr. 3, ’06. 230w.


=Chamberlin, Thomas Chrowder, and Salisbury, Rollin D.= Geology. 3v. v.
1, Processes and their results; v. 2, and 3, Earth history, ea. *$4.
Holt.

  The first volume of the work appeared in 1904 and is now in its second
  edition. “In that volume was given a statement of the planetismal
  hypothesis of earth origin. In these new volumes the hypothesis is
  developed and applied, and its application requires a new reading of
  dynamical geology, with a consequent new interpretation of geologic
  history.... A notable feature of the work is the attention paid to
  past climates and the use made of them in interpretation.... The
  treatment of Pleistocene and the human or present periods is unusually
  full and satisfactory.... The book closes with a very interesting and
  suggestive discussion of man as a geologic agent, and as influenced by
  his geologic environment.”—Dial.

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  “Whether we accept or reject their views, there is no gainsaying the
  fact that Profs. Chamberlin and Salisbury have produced a very
  suggestive work, which is likely to exert a marked influence on the
  teaching of geology in all English-speaking countries.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 191. Ag. 18. 1410w. (Review of v. 2 and 3.)

  “It is not sufficiently complete to be an entirely satisfactory book
  of reference. For the general reader the book has a charm and
  freshness not common to scientific texts, but it contains so much new
  and not yet accepted doctrine that such a reader will need to take
  careful note of the qualifying phrases. It is to working geologists
  that the book will make the strongest appeal.” H. Foster Bain.

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 1420w. (Review of v. 2 and 3.)

  “For the graduate student and as a reference work for the teacher and
  general reader the work is, however, indispensable.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 393. Ag. 16, ’06. 1050w. (Review of v. 2 and 3.)

        =Ind.= 61: 1172. N. 15, ’06. 60w. (Review of v. 1–3.)

      + =Nation.= 82: 476. Je. 7, ’06. 1240w. (Review of v. 2 and 3.)

  “The arrangement of the book is in most respects well adapted to the
  requirements of students, and the presentation of the subject matter
  is always clear.” A. H.

    + + =Nature.= 74: 557. O. 4, ’06. 2210w. (Review of v. 2 and 3.)

  “The principal adverse criticisms that can be made, relate to the
  minor details of editing—not to the subject-matter or the method of
  treatment. In the presence of so much that is large, and helpful, and
  inspiring such criticisms seem like mere quibbling. Not a subject is
  touched upon in the entire work that does not have the breath of a new
  life breathed into it.” J. C. Branner.

  + + – =Science=, n.s. 24: 462. O. 12, ’06. 2540w. (Review of v. 1–3.)

  “The authors give an admirable account of the various stages through
  which the earth has passed since it became solid, and their
  beautifully illustrated volumes form one of the most complete and
  trustworthy geological treatises which have yet been published.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: sup. 654. N. 3, ’06. 370w. (Review of v. 2 and 3.)


=Chambers, Robert William.= Fighting chance. **$1.50. Appleton.

  Silvia Landis, a spoiled society girl, and Stephen Siward, who has
  inherited a weakness for drink, meet at a railway station “and
  continue the game there begun at a house party where assorted time
  killers are assembled.... Silvia angles for a new millionaire and
  plays with Stephen even while she lands him.... The story passes from
  the house party to the city, where Silvia pursues her social pastimes
  and retains her golden fiancé and Stephen ... fights the demon rum
  alone with more or less unsuccess. You have in the meantime club
  scenes, bridge scenes, scenes of domestic, infelicity, scenes of
  sordid life, glimpses of the half-world, a panorama of high
  finance.... In the end ... Mr. Chambers, to achieve his happy ending
  appropriates a motor car ... and lets it blow up with the marplot.”
  (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Chambers is so clever, has so keen a sense of character, that
  after enjoying his book, you ungratefully regard him with violent
  irritation. He has no right not to do even better! His abundant and
  interesting material is not thoroughly digested.” Mary Moss.

  + + – =Bookm.= 24: 157. O. ’06. 870w.

  “Such books as this play with the glittering surface of life but have
  nothing to do with its deeper realities.” Wm. M. Payne.

      – =Dial.= 41: 243. O. 16, ’06. 270w.

  “A real rival to Mrs. Wharton’s ‘House of Mirth.’”

      + =Ind.= 61: 642. S. 13, ’06. 70w.

  “The interpretation which Mrs. Wharton attempted of New York society
  in ‘The house of mirth,’ Robert Chambers has really accomplished in
  his new novel.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 877. O. 11, ’06. 1080w.

        =Ind.= 61: 1158. N. 15, ’06. 100w.

  “Realistic in the extreme and to the extent of introducing slang and
  even profanity, it still has fine touches of sentiment and reveals an
  intimate knowledge of a species of human existence which, in a sense
  is as new and as modern as the motor and skyscraper.”

  + + – =Lit. D.= 33: 357. S. 15, ’06. 370w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 593. O. 27, ’06. 500w.

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 857. D. 8, ’06. 90w.

  “With all its palpable defects upon it, this novel was framed for
  popularity. It is emphatically not for the literary epicure.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 246. S. 20, ’06. 140w.

  “Mr. Robert W. Chambers has taken the material of Mrs. Wharton’s
  ‘House of mirth’ and made it over. Like Mrs. Wharton, Mr. Chambers
  shows you the brightest and best touched with the poison; unlike Mrs.
  Wharton, he refuses to permit, much less to organize, a conspiracy of
  bitter circumstances which shall assist the poison in its cruel work
  and bring everything to a bitter end.” H. I. Brock.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 548. S. 8, ’06. 1160w.

  “A particularly good story.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 797. D. 1, ’06. 210w.

  “While the novel may be at heart no more pessimistic, socially
  speaking, than Mrs. Wharton’s ‘The House of mirth,’ it lacks the
  delicate perception and fine literary shading of that searching
  analysis.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 141. S. 15, ’06. 240w.

  “If Mr. Chambers had only taken the time to reconstruct the volume,
  prune it of superfluous conversations, and infuse into it a little
  more of the heroism his title suggests, he would have had a novel of
  real significance.”

    – + =World To-Day.= 11: 1221. N. ’06. 160w.


=Chambers, Robert William.= Iole. †$1.25. Appleton.

  “This is the prettiest and gayest bit of satire that we have seen in
  print for many a day; daintily good-humored, but none the less
  piercing and effective.”

      + =Acad.= 71: 286. S. 22, ’06. 150w.

  “The fun really ends with Iole’s marriage, at which point a wise
  reader, grateful for a smile, will move on to other pastures.” Mary
  Moss.

    + – =Atlan.= 97: 50. Ja. ’06. 100w.


=Chambers, Robert William.= Mountain-land; with 8 full page il. in col.
by Frank Richardson. **$1.50. Appleton.

  Two little children have an instructive day’s journey to the
  mountain-land during which they converse with the mountains centuries
  old and learn the lesson of its disregard for time and change, and
  talk with the ice-fly, the snow jay, a band of owls, a squirrel, a
  lynx and giant silkworm moths. Each one of the creatures furnishes
  instruction regarding its identity, habitat and general
  characteristics.

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      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 752. N. 17, ’06. 60w.


=Chambers, Robert William.= Reckoning. †$1.50. Appleton.

  “Mr. Chambers’s richly dressed puppets move briskly through their many
  trials to a happy end, and the author, as I before said, is a
  competent story teller.” Mary Moss.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 50. Ja. ’06. 150w.

  “It leaves you with a sense of puzzled doubt just where erudition
  ceases and the dime novel begins.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 22: 374. D. ’05. 380w.


=Chambers, Robert William.= Tracer of lost persons. †$1.50. Appleton.

  Certain interesting cases taken up by Mr. Keen, head of the firm of
  Keen & co., Tracers of lost persons, form the substance of these
  amusing stories, but they are not on the old detective story order,
  for they are all cases in which the lost person is a lost love or a
  lost ideal and they all end in happy marriages as the dinner given to
  Mr. Keen at the close of the volume by five radiant young couples
  testifies.

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  “Somewhat puerile and wholly absurd is the main idea of this amorous
  tale, but some of the incidents are amusing, and the dialogue is
  brisk.”

    + – =Critic.= 49: 284. S. ’06. 50w.

  “A new and improved form of the detective story.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 223. Jl. 26, ’06. 60w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 385. Je. 16, ’06. 140w.

  “Capital reading for a leisure hour or two.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 422. Je. 30, ’06. 140w.


=Chamblin, Jean.= Lady Bobs, her brother and I: a romance of the Azores.
†$1.25. Putnam.

  “The trick of pitching an unpretentious story in just the right key is
  rare enough to entitle Jean Chamblin’s placid little idyl of the
  Azores, ‘Lady Bobs, her brother and I’, to a word or two of cordial
  commendation.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

      + =Bookm.= 22: 494. Ja. ’06. 190w.

  “She has a facile and humorous pen and her letters are literature.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 190. F. ’06. 160w.

  “It is a pity that Miss Chamblin has felt it necessary to resort to
  meaningless slang and cheap humor in order to enliven her heroine’s
  letters.”

    + – =Dial.= 40: 20. Ja. 1, ’06. 150w.

  “A large amount of interesting description and information regarding
  these unique islands is cleverly woven into the story.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 343. F. 8, ’06. 120w.


=Champlain, Samuel de.= Voyages and explorations of Samuel de Champlain
(1604–1616) narrated by himself; tr. by Annie Nettleton Bourne, together
with the voyage of 1603, reprinted from Purchas his pilgrimes; ed. with
introd. and notes by Edward Gaylord Bourne. 2v. ea. **$1. Barnes.

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  Americana.’ Professor and Mrs. Bourne have therefore rendered a
  distinct service to students of our early history. An extremely
  adequate and interesting introduction of twenty-eight pages has been
  contributed by Professor Bourne.”—Lit. D.

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    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 513. O. 13, ’06. 190w.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 779. N. 24, ’06. 250w.

  “An edition that represents in brief the sum of present-day
  knowledge.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 534. O. 27, ’06. 210w.

  “A work of considerable interest to the historical student.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 756. D. ’06. 50w.


=Champlin, John Denison.= Young folks’ cyclopedia of common things.
$2.50. Holt.

  This third edition revised and enlarged meets the demands of rapid
  advance during the past decade in everything pertaining to science and
  industrial arts.


=Champlin, John Denison.= Young folks’ cyclopaedia of persons and
places. $2.50. Holt.

  More than five hundred new articles appear in this fifth edition,
  including names of persons and places prominent in latter-day
  happenings.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 393. S. 22, ’06. 70w.

  “Will be welcomed by all boys and girls of alert, inquiring mind.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 514. D. 13, ’06. 100w.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 724. N. 3, ’06. 140w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 285. S. 29, ’06. 20w.

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 512. O. ’06. 70w.


=Champney, Elizabeth Williams.= Romance of the French abbeys. **$3.
Putnam.

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 649. Ap. 28, ’06. 170w.


=Chancellor, William Estabrook, and Hewes, Fletcher Willis.= United
States; a history of three centuries. 10 pts. pt. 2, Colonial union,
1698–1774. **$3.50. Putnam.

  “It is unfortunate that so faulty a work should be launched upon the
  public by the reputation of a great publishing house and by strangely
  favorable notices from several literary periodicals of high standing.”
  W. M. West.

    – – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 441. Ja. ’06. 120w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “His material is slight and it is further obscured by a flood of
  ‘literary’ allusions and historical philosophy-and-water in an
  inflated style which becomes a weariness to the reader’s patience.”
  Theodore Clarke Smith.

  + + – =Atlan.= 98: 707. N. ’06. 230w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)


=Channing, Edward.= History of the United States. 8v. v. 1, Planting of
a nation in the New World. **$2.50. Macmillan.

  “Not only an admirable specimen of historical scholarship, but also a
  successful effort to present the results of scholarship in an
  attractive form.” Edward Gaylord Bourne.

  + + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 390. Ja. ’06. 1750w.

  “[His] sense of balanced judgment is reinforced by the shrewd,
  occasionally ironical or humorous style which reflects the personality
  of the author.” Theodore Clarke Smith.

    + + =Atlan.= 98: 706. N. ’06. 150w.

  “He still shows the mastery, the cool, skeptical scholarship, with the
  occasional gleam of wit and the constant clearness of expression which
  marked his first volume.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1168. N. 15, ’06. 70w. (Review of v. 2.)

  Reviewed by Henry Russell Spencer.

  + + – =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 346. Je. ’06. 1220w.


=Chapin, Henry Dwight.= Vital questions. **$1. Crowell.

  “The volume is a good one to put in the hands of one whose interest in
  matters social needs quickening.”

      + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 234. Ja. ’06. 90w.


=Charles, Frances Asa.= Pardner of Blossom range. †$1.50. Little.

  A tale of Arizona in which cowboys and Indians figure. Holly, the
  granddaughter of the owner of Blossom ranch conceives a dislike for an
  army captain who is alleged to be responsible for the death of a
  private whose horse Pardner comes into her possession. That this same
  officer should become a favorite in her train of suitors suggests an
  interesting situation which is satisfactorily worked out.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The story is pretty, and the author has evidently made a resolute
  effort to soften the asperities of her early manner.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 711. O. 27, ’06. 130w.


=Charlton, John.= Speeches and addresses: political, literary, and
religious. $2. Morang & co.

      + =Dial.= 40: 53. Ja. 16, ’06. 170w.


=Chaucer, Geoffrey.= Canterbury tales, prologue and selections:
rewritten in simple language by Calvin Dill Wilson, and decorated by
Ralph Fletcher Seymour. *$1. McClurg.

  In retelling old tales for young readers, Mr. Wilson aims to preserve
  in his prose rendering the literary no less than the poetic and
  artistic qualities of the original. This Chaucer is a charming volume
  which is uniform with Mr. Wilson’s retold “Faery queen.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Nation.= 83: 514. D. 13, ’06. 50w.


=Cheney, John Vance.= Poems. **$1.50. Houghton.

      + =Critic.= 48: 96. Ja. ’06. 110w.

      + =Reader.= 7: 228. Ja. ’06. 200w.


=Cheney, Warren.= Challenge. †$1.50. Bobbs.

  The dramatic incidents of Mr. Cheney’s tale serve to show in turn
  stout-hearted, superstitious and treacherous phases of character as
  exhibited among a group of Russians in the Alaskan bay of Ltua. The
  rebellious gurgling of the “draw”—a dangerous whirlpool at a certain
  turn of the tide—gets into the very action of the story, and as it
  sinks every mortal caught in its swirl except the brave-hearted Ivan
  and his Mortyra, typifies the evil of the tale. There is also a case
  of mental assassination worked out which introduces a metaphysical
  problem.

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  “There are some very strong situations and finely-drawn scenes in the
  work, which on the whole is far above the ordinary present-day story
  of this character.”

      + =Arena.= 36: 572. N. ’06. 220w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 572. Je. ’06. 50w.

  “It is a novel with a new idea, if there is such a thing in the world,
  and a new field, which is worth while in itself.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 274. Ap. 28, ’06. 410w.

  “Warren Cheney ... knows his Alaska and the Russians there thoroughly.
  There is in this story a restrained dramatic intensity very grateful
  to the artistic sense.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 762. Mr. 31, ’06. 110w.

  “There is decided value in the tale’s study of motive and character,
  together with a singularly full acquaintance with the local color and
  of a little-known historical episode.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 856. Ap. 14, ’06. 40w.


=Chesnutt, Charles Waddell.= Colonel’s dream. †$1.50. Doubleday.

  “The narrative not unfrequently drags, and the character-drawing is
  sometimes wanting in clearness.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 43. Ja. 13. 180w.


=Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.= Charles Dickens. **$1.50. Dodd.

  “This new book is builded on the false idea that just at this time
  Dickens needs a champion among his own people.” (N. Y. Times.) “Mr.
  Dickens and Mr. Chesterton move ... arm in arm through these pages
  like a pair of boon companions, and the ordinary reader may be trusted
  not to notice that Mr. Dickens’ arm is somewhat hard held.” (Sat. R.)
  “Dickens is a typical English figure, and it is on this side that Mr.
  Chesterton’s study is illuminating. It abounds in side-lights thrown
  by a somewhat mystical optimism and uproarious spirits on the
  Gargantuan feast of good humour provided by the master.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The style in which the book is written reminds us too closely of the
  smart political leader.”

    + – =Acad.= 71: 221. S. 8, ’06. 1620w.

  “The real misfortune of the book is that the author seems unable to
  check his propensity for wild paradox, and cherishes a growing habit
  of exaggeration, which leads to false emphasis and essentially
  obscures the issue.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 294. S. 15. 2230w.

  “Mr. Chesterton’s book is one which no one who loves Dickens or who
  admires brilliant writing can afford to ignore.” Arthur Bartlett
  Maurice.

  + + – =Bookm.= 24: 267. N. ’06. 2650w.

  “As a life of Dickens it does not profess to have value. At the same
  time, it is entertaining, suggestive, brilliant in spots, the very
  last book one would go to sleep over. As a self-portrayal of Mr.
  Chesterton, rather than a picture of his greater countryman, it has
  decided merits.” Percy F. Bicknell.

      + =Dial.= 41: 272. N. 1, ’06. 1940w.

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 296. Ag. 31, ’06. 1140w.

  “As biography Mr. Chesterton’s book is quite superfluous, and, we may
  add, quite inadequate. As criticism it will hugely delight folks who
  find enjoyment in literary fireworks.”

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 598. S. 29, ’06. 2260w.

  “With so good a book as Dr. Ward’s little critical biography in the
  field, the present volume seems a work of supererogation.”

      – =Outlook.= 84: 715. N. 24, ’06. 200w.

  “One cannot regard Mr. Chesterton as the ideal critic of Charles
  Dickens though he makes a very effective apologist.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 368. S. 22, ’06. 1510w.

  “The book, taken as a whole, is as warm and understanding a tribute as
  any hand has laid on the great writer’s grave. We find ourselves also
  largely in accordance with him when he blames and demurs.”

  + + – =Spec.= 97: 364. S. 15, ’06. 2500w.


=Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.= Club of queer trades. †$1.25. Harper.

  “They have not a free inventive stroke. They are whimsical and
  studied.”

    + – =Reader.= 6: 727. N. ’05. 160w.


=Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.= Heretics. *$1.50. Lane.

  “As a critic, not only of heretics but of various aspects and
  relations of life discussed in this volume, when he has finished off
  the heretics, Mr. Chesterton shows a definite advance in clearness and
  force.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 208. Mr. 8, ’06. 1500w.


=Cheyne, Thomas Kelly.= Bible problems and the new material for their
solution. *$1.50. Putnam.

  “The book is stimulating and thought-provoking, even though its
  theories are now and then insufficiently supported by facts.” Ira
  Maurice Price and John M. P. Smith.

    + – =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 324. Ap. ’06. 250w.


=Cholmondeley, Mary.= Prisoners. †$1.50. Dodd.

  “This novel is essentially a tragedy, with an Italian setting for the
  initial crime, that brings about the punishment of an innocent man
  through a woman’s revolting cowardice. The action of the novel centres
  about the redemption of the small-souled woman who emerges as a fairly
  honourable character.”—Canadian M.

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  “In no modern novel has the female mind been analyzed with a more
  delicate sense.”

    + + =Acad.= 71: 244. S. 15, ’06. 1640w.

  “A powerful though somewhat painful book. Her one failure is
  Carstairs.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 329. S. 22. 550w.

  “Faults it has in abundance—big, obtrusive, exasperating faults. It is
  a book well worth reading.” Edward Clark Marsh.

    + – =Bookm.= 24: 274. N. ’06. 950w.

  “Is as vivid in literary force as ‘Red pottage,’ and is more wholesome
  in tone. It is the work of an artist, not a vivisectionist.”

  + + – =Canadian M.= 24: 86. N. ’06. 410w.

  “The author makes herself the peer for a page or two with the writers
  of the best literature in the ... tribute to a certain class of dull,
  enduring Englishmen.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 1288. N. 29, ’06. 660w.

  “The story is not without dramatic chapters. In spite of literary
  defects it often holds the interest of the reader effectively.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 33: 685. N. 10, ’06. 160w.

  “Some of the deeper things in human nature are cleverly touched and
  their fountain sources stirred.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 857. D. 8, ’06. 70w.

  “We find wisdom, indeed, rather in the stuff of the story than in
  those often brilliant incidental comments on which no small part of
  her fame reposes. We suggest that in this book, wise and witty as her
  ‘chorus’ often is, she has a little abused that privilege by trying
  ostentatiously to live up to it.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 314. S. 14, ’06. 600w.

  “If the story, as said, mounts steadily, the reader, at least, is
  breathless much of the way under the suspense and under the
  cleverness. The ethical aspects are broad and deep.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 332. O. 18, ’06. 520w.

  “In more ways than one, we are continually reminded of George Eliot;
  not that there is the faintest trace of imitation, but that Miss
  Cholmondeley has an equal insight into character and motive, a like
  power of analysis, a similar gift for pregnant sentences of humor and
  of wisdom.” M. Gordon Pryor Rice.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 697. O. 27, ’06. 1280w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 796. D. 1, ’06. 250w.

  “This is not so well-rounded and satisfying a story as was ‘Red
  pottage.’”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 533. O. 21, ’06. 130w.

  “Is technically faulty in construction in that the critical point of
  the plot is reached in the early chapters, but the tenseness of the
  situation continues.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 712. N. 24, ’06. 120w.

  “Brilliant but unequal novel.”

    + – =Spec.= 97: 441. S. 29, ’06. 1720w.


=Christian, Eugene, and Christian, Mrs. Eugene (Mollie Griswold
Christian).= Uncooked foods and how to use them. $1. Health-Culture.

  A new revised and enlarged edition of a treatise on how to get the
  highest form of animal energy from food. Food problems and the
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  Pastors of the Lutheran church, members, and those who desire to know
  the teachings of the Lutheran church will find in this booklet concise
  answers to questions concerning the church, her history and her
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=Churchill, Winston.= Coniston. †$1.50. Macmillan.

  Love and politics are deftly blended in this life story of Jethro
  Bass, the New England politician of a generation ago, the crude man of
  the tannery who made himself a power in the state. His first victory,
  won by questionable methods, cost him the first Cynthy, but after a
  life in which his politics outweighed his love, great as that love
  was, he at last retires from the political field in a voluntary
  sacrifice of his power to the second Cynthia’s happiness. The book is
  full of strong characters; Bob, Cynthia’s lover, Bob’s father, old
  Ephraim, Ezra Graves. All Coniston seems to live upon its pages, with
  its local interests, its plots and counter plots; but the warm heart
  and the shrewd unscrupulous mind of Jethro, and the noble spirited
  girl who loved him while she despised his methods are the truly great
  things of the book.

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  “The novel, when tried on the touchstone of nature, does not stand the
  test. A genuine humour twinkles over the book, making it very pleasant
  indeed to read.”

    + – =Acad.= 71: 53. Jl. 21, ’06. 1680w.

  “It is not too much to say that it places him at the head of
  contemporary American novelists.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 97. Jl. 28. 450w.

  “It is of better quality than the average fiction of to-day.”

      + =Cath. World.= 84: 115. O. ’06. 170w.

  + + – =Critic.= 49: 208. S. ’06. 410w.

    + + =Critic.= 49: 284. S. ’06. 390w.

  “A sober estimate will give the book due recognition for its idealism,
  its close observation, and its genuine human interest, while not
  ignoring its coherent structure, its superficial characterization, its
  long-windedness, its affected pose, and its slovenly diction.” Wm. M.
  Payne.

  + + – =Dial.= 41: 116. S. 1, ’06. 430w.

  “Mr. Churchill’s latest novel is his best novel.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 96. Jl. 12, ’06. 860w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1160. N. 15, ’06. 30w.

  “The story is open, nevertheless, to the same objections which have
  been brought against its predecessors—lack of concentration, and the
  diffusion of events over too large an area.”

  + + – =Lit. D.= 33: 284. S. 1, ’06. 460w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 593. O. 27, ’06. 300w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 858. D. 8, ’06. 80w.

  “He transcribes rather than creates, and his effects are got by
  plodding equably ahead with his narrative rather than by any flash of
  inspiration.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 249. Jl. 13, ’06. 650w.

  “‘Coniston’ would have been a good novel if it had begun in the
  middle.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 38. Jl. 12, ’06. 540w.

  “‘Coniston’ can hardly fail to give its readers food for thought. Well
  will it be for our government if these readers are many, and if they
  straightway proceed to run according to the reading.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 406. Je. 23, ’06. 1140w.

  “‘Coniston’ is so great an advance on ‘The crisis’ and ‘The crossing’
  in construction, condensation, and artistic feeling that it cannot
  fail to appeal to a new group of readers, while its human duality will
  hold those who have already accepted Mr. Churchill as a born
  storyteller.”

    + + =Outlook= 83: 100. Je. 30, ’06. 240w.

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 707. N. 24, ’06. 130w.

  “But Mr. Churchill does not merely preach a sermon on civic
  righteousness. ‘Coniston’ is a love story, and a capital one, of
  perhaps a deeper motive than any of the earlier romances from Mr.
  Churchill’s pen.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 256. Ag. ’06. 450w.

    + + =Sat. R.= 102: 305. S. 8, ’06. 220w.

  + + – =Spec.= 97: 300. S. 1, ’06. 1030w.


=Churchill, Winston.= Title-mart. **75c. Macmillan.

  In this little three-act comedy Mr. Churchill satirizes the American
  custom of bartering off comely heiresses in the title-market. The
  scene is laid in a millionaire’s New England “camp,” the principal
  actors are a practical father, an ambitious stepmother, an athletic
  daughter devoted to jiu-jitsu, and an English lord who for the
  amusement of the moment trades his title for the plain Reginald
  Burking, M. P. of the friend accompanying him. The situations growing
  out of the exchange of identity are humorously farcical.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The whole, though a trifle extravagant, is written with remarkable
  spirit and humour.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 743. Je. 16. 150w.

  “It is smartly written and reads well. The contrast of the rustic mind
  with metropolitan swiftness is humorously set forth.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 164. Mr. 17, ’06. 100w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 718. Mr. 24, ’06. 50w.

  “The play is extremely light, however, and depends for its substance
  upon a confusion in identities.”

    + – =Pub. Opin.= 40: 443. Ap. 7, ’06. 200w.


=Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer.= Lord Randolph Churchill. 2v. **$9.
Macmillan.

  The fact that Mr. Winston Churchill is not of the party in the
  interests of which his father ran his brief political career insures
  for this work non-partisan treatment. It deals with Lord Churchill’s
  public rather than his private life, and is in the main a record of
  ten brief years of an effective career. During this period Lord
  Churchill became leader of the House of Commons and chief exponent of
  the so-called Tory democracy, attempted the reform of the Conservative
  party from within and in the end broke with all his former leaders and
  colleagues. “The atmosphere is from start to finish severely
  political.” (Acad.)

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  “Mr. Morley himself did not show more candour in writing the life of
  Mr. Gladstone than Mr. Winston Churchill has shown in dealing with the
  career of his father.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 5. Ja. 6, ’06. 1220w.

  “It will have to be carefully studied by all who would be well versed
  in the political history of England, especially party history, from
  the Reform act of 1867 to the end of the Unionist administration of
  1886–1892.” Edward Porritt.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 675. Ap. ’06. 790w.

  “In the work before us there are many fine passages, and we find it
  almost as a whole both vivid and dignified in narration, and here and
  there even noble.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 7. Ja. 6. 4340w.

  “Mr. Winston Churchill makes the reader feel the tragedy of his
  father’s life,—a tragedy equally dramatic whether, as he contends, it
  was due to a conscientious struggle for principles that could not be
  carried out, or whether, like the tragedies of romance, it was the
  fatal result of defects of character.” A. Lawrence Lowell.

  + + + =Atlan.= 98: 248. Ag. ’06. 3910w.

  “A biography of marked interest, of rare quality and of intrinsic
  historical value.” George Louis Beer.

    + + =Critic.= 49: 83. Jl. ’06. 2420w.

    + – =Current Literature.= 40: 381. Ap. ’06. 1310w.

  “It has, then, both biographical importance and historical value, for
  it gives us a clearer insight into the workings of Tory machinery than
  any other volume.” E. D. Adams.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 385. Je. 16, ’06. 2930w.

  “Its place is alongside John Morley’s ‘Life of Gladstone.’”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 626. Mr. 15, ’06. 1260w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1168. N. 15, ’06. 30w.

  “If executed with tact and a certain deference to family
  susceptibilities, may safely be pronounced an impressive political
  biography and an invaluable contribution to the history of the
  conservative party and of British politics generally.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 32: 491. Mr. 31, ’06. 1210w.

  “A life so well worth writing has been admirably written.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 1. Ja. 5, ’06. 3580w.

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 492. Je. 14, ’06. 2110w.

  “His book has a general value in so far as it treats of the politics
  of Great Britain during a brief period active in partisan struggles if
  not notable for great achievements; for it gives us an inside view of
  the strange way in which a nation is governed.” Joseph O’Connor.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 125. Mr. 3. ’06. 3870w.

  “Considering everything Mr. Churchill is to be felicitated on the
  zeal, tact, and ability with which he has executed his task.” H.
  Addington Bruce.

  + + – =Outlook.= 83: 905. Ag. 18, ’06. 1790w.

  “His manifest care and wish—and he succeeds in both—are to present his
  father as he lived, fought, worked among his fellows.”

    + + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 283. Mr. 3, ’06. 800w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 380. Mr. ’06. 280w.

  “The style of the narrative is easy and clear, occasionally graceful
  and pathetic. There is a due sense of perspective.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 18. Ja. 6, ’06. 3080w.

  “The book has its faults,—faults of arrangement, of prolixity and
  repetition, of occasional irrelevance; and the writer has been tempted
  unconsciously to turn the narrative of certain incidents in his
  father’s life into a kind of apology for certain incidents in his own.
  Mr. Churchill tells the story of his father’s private life with
  singular tact and good taste, and he has striven to make the tale of
  his public life an adequate history of an epoch in English politics.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 19. Ja. 6, ’06. 2170w.


=Clare, W. H.= Rattle of his chains. $1.25 Eastern pub. co.

  Here is portrayed on the one hand the bondage of a young man serving
  false gods bound so that with every move the chains rattle; on the
  other, the freedom of industry—“with greed, avarice and covetousness
  wanting, and with the golden rule as a living precept.”


=Clarke, Rev. Richard F.= Lourdes: its inhabitants, its pilgrims, and
its miracles. *$1. Benziger.

  The miracle phase of the Lourdes pilgrimage is uppermost in this
  account which is given with “rigorous exactitude.”


=Clarke, William Newton.= Use of the Scriptures in theology; the
Nathaniel William Taylor lectures delivered at Yale university in 1905.
**$1. Scribner.

  “We believe the author’s positions and arguments are in the main sound
  and irrefutable.” Milton S. Terry.

        + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 363. Ap. ’06. 1300w.

  “Mention should be made of the sweet spirit, religious insight, and
  frank and honest courage which appear conspicuously upon every page of
  the book.” G. B. S.

        + + =Bib. World.= 27: 474. Je. ’06. 1220w.


=Clayden, Arthur William.= Cloud studies. **$3.50. Dutton.

  Not alone to the meteorologist and to the artist who finds
  extraordinary examples of art in the “general negligence of cloud
  forms,” but to the general reader also does this work appeal. “It is
  important to notice that the author accepts the types of the
  international cloud atlas and arranges his various forms as subforms
  of these types.” The illustrations include many reproductions of
  typical cloud-forms, and forms showing the transformation of one
  cloud-form into another.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 364. Mr. 24. 440w.

  “Not only the nature-lover and the artist, but the meteorologist as
  well, will find much of value and interest in this book.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 169. S. 16, ’06. 190w.

  “While of great value to specialists, is hardly less interesting to
  the general reader, and will be immensely helpful in continued and
  more accurate study of this fascinating subject.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 328. Ap. 19, ’06. 900w.

  “Mr. Claydon’s work will be a standard one for all students of
  clouds.” H. Hildebrand Hildebrandsson.

  + + – =Nature.= 73: 416. Mr. 1, ’06. 690w.

  “While its text should appeal to the scientific man, and its
  photographic illustrations to the artist, the style is not attractive,
  and in spite of the theoretical interest of the subject, will hardly
  induce the wider public to read it in large numbers.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 14. Ja. 13, ’06. 640w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 456. Ap. 14, ’06. 1750w.

  “This volume is essentially practical, and anyone who has read it with
  attention will find a new interest added for the future to his daily
  study of the sky.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 23. Jl. 7, ’06. 460w.


=Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain, pseud.=). Editorial wild oats.
†$1. Harper.

      + =Spec.= 96: 952. Je. 16, ’06. 130w.


=Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain, pseud.=). Eve’s diary. $1.
Harper.

  “Translated from the original,” these experiences of Eve in the garden
  of Eden and afterwards form a fitting companion piece to “Extracts
  from Adam’s diary.” Thruout she is Eve, the first woman, naive,
  frankly curious and frankly loving, a world of women feel the kin-call
  when she speaks and her Adam, as she draws him, is without question
  the eternal masculine. There is a fund of wit and humor in this gentle
  satire on man and nature and there is something more, an undernote
  which culminates in this closing tribute to the first mother: At Eve’s
  grave. Adam: “Wheresoever she was _there_ was Eden.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book is hardly to us a favorable specimen of the author’s
  humour.”

    – + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 185. Ag. 18. 80w.

      + =Critic.= 49: 288. S. ’06. 90w.

  “The only fault to find with these books is that there is so little of
  them.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 397. Ag. 16, ’06. 230w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 110w.

  “The book bears internal evidence that it owes much to the skill of
  the translator.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 910. Ag. 18, ’06. 100w.

      + =Spec.= 97: 393. S. 22, ’06. 1310w.


=Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain, pseud.).= Men and things. $1.25.
Harper.

  An illustrated volume of humor, comprising well chosen selections from
  thirty-six modern humorists including Ade, Aldrich, Bangs, Burdette,
  Field, Harris, Harte, Holmes, Howells, Nye, Warner and others perhaps
  less well known but no less amusing. Mark Twain, as compiler, opens
  the book with this apology, “Those selections in this book which are
  from my own works were made by my two assistant compilers, not by me.
  This is why there are not more.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Critic.= 49: 96. Jl. ’06. 90w.

        =Dial.= 40: 268. Ap. 16, ’06. 60w.

  “It would seem that each author is represented by his inferior work
  only.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 1046. My. 3, ’06. 170w.

  “The new book is full of good matter, in prose and verse.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 116. F. 24, ’06. 250w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 570. Mr. 10, ’06. 100w.

  “It is trite and unnecessary but only fair to say that the best things
  in the book are his own.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 346. Mr. 17, ’06. 150w.


=Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain, pseud.)=, ed. Primrose way. Mark
Twain’s library of humor. †$1.50. Harper.

  The third volume in Mark Twain’s “Library of humor” continues for
  funloving readers the humorous offerings of “Men and things,” and
  “Women and things.” Besides the editor’s own contributions are stories
  by George Ade, John Kendrick Bangs, Samuel Cox, Sewell Ford, William
  Dean Howells, John G. Saxe, Melville D. Landon, Hugh Pendexter and
  many others.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 372. Je. 9, ’06. 200w.

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 529. Je. 30, ’06. 160w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 128. O. ’06. 40w.


=Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain, pseud.).= $30,000 bequest and
other stories. $1.75. Harper.

  Forty or more of Mark Twain’s funniest stories have been gathered into
  this volume. Some have appeared before in book form while other more
  recent ones have seen print only in magazines. The volume includes: A
  dog’s tale, The Californian’s tale, A telephone conversation, Italian
  with grammar, The danger of lying in bed, Eve’s diary, Extracts from
  Adam’s diary, and A double-barreled detective story. The frontispiece
  is a photograph of the author on his 70th birthday, and there are
  other illustrations.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Dial.= 41: 287. N. 1, ’06. 30w.

        =Nation.= 83: 304. O. 11, ’06. 120w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 670. O. 13, ’06. 230w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 533. O. 27, ’06. 60w.


=Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain, pseud.).= Women and things.
†$1.50. Harper.

  The second volume in Mark Twain’s “Library of humor.” There are some
  of Mark Twain’s own stories including the inimitable funny “Esquimau
  maiden’s romance.” There are stories by George Ade, John Kendrick
  Bangs, Josh Billings, Josiah Allen’s Wife, Widow Bedott, Bret Harte
  and others. The stories humorously show the graces, the foibles, the
  fancies and weaknesses of women.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Dial.= 40: 334. My. 16, ’06. 50w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 43. My. 3, ’06. 50w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 128. O. ’06. 40w.

      + =World To-Day.= 11: 766. Jl. ’06. 70w.


=Clement, Ernest Wilson.= Christianity in modern Japan. **$1. Am. Bapt.

  “Clear, compact, and well arranged.”

      + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 190. Ja. ’06. 290w.


=Clement, Ernest Wilson.= Handbook of modern Japan. **$1.40. McClurg.

        =Dial.= 40: 24. Ja. 1, ’06. 50w.


=Clements, Frederick E.= Research methods in ecology. $3. Univ. pub.,
Neb.

  “One can scarcely praise this work too much; it is what is needed to
  prevent ecology from falling into a swift and merited disfavor.”

  + + + =Bot. Gaz.= 40: 381. N. ’05. 790w.


=Clerke, Agnes Mary.= System of the stars. *$6.50. Macmillan.

  The results of the past fifteen years of sidereal research have been
  embodied in Miss Clerke’s revision. Extensive modifications of the old
  text have been made, and new chapters inserted.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It has the remarkable feature of combining extraordinary profusion of
  precise information with an elegance of literary style quite unusual
  in scientific authors.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 556. Je. 9, ’06. 760w.

  “All astronomers and those interested in astronomy will heartily
  welcome the new edition of Miss Clerke’s ‘System of the stars’.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 727. N. 25. 110w.

  “Students of astronomy will find the latest results of sidereal
  research admirably stated in the new edition.”

  + + + =Lit. D.= 31: 1000. D. 30, ’05. 60w.

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 78. Jl. 26, ’06. 420w.

  “The work is so good that every student of astronomical physics must
  be familiar with it, and every astronomical library must include it.”
  R. A. Gregory.

  + + + =Nature.= 73: 505. Mr. 29, ’06. 3840w.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 780. N. 18, ’05. 270w.

  “Is one of the noteworthy additions to scientific literature.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 255. F. ’06. 100w.

  “We find, as we expected to find, a well-arranged, lucid and
  remarkably accurate account of an immense number of observations and a
  sympathetic though judicious and cautious analysis of the various
  inferences that have been drawn from them.”

  + + + =Sat. R.= 101: 54. Ja. 13, ’06. 1100w.

  “Miss Clerke. with her usual power of accurate and lucid exposition,
  has given us a most fascinating account of all that astronomers have
  thus far discovered about these immensely distant stars.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 714. My. 5, ’06. 1350w.


=Cleveland, Frederick Albert.= Bank and the treasury. *$1.80. Longmans.

  Reviewed by Frank L. McVey.

        =Dial.= 41: 166. S. 16, ’06. 6120w.

      – =Ind.= 60: 399. F. 15, ’06. 110w.

  “In character it is a plea, not an investigation; an exposition and
  defense of ‘a point of view.’ The author also makes some excellent
  proposals concerning the form of bank reports.” David Kinley.

  + + – =Yale R.= 14: 421. F. ’06. 530w.


=Cleveland, (Stephen) Grover.= Fishing and shooting sketches: il. by H:
S. Watson. *$1.25. Outing pub.

  Mr. Grover Cleveland is manifestly as authoritative on the subject of
  fishing as was Isaak Walton of old. Much of the former’s philosophy is
  simmered down to creed form for the sportsman. And his book,
  copyrighted now for the fifth time, has become a guide book for the
  fisherman and hunter who are only better instructed for the woodsy
  out-of-door tang to all of Mr. Cleveland’s law unto their “honorable
  order.”


=Climenson, Mrs. Emily J.= Elizabeth Montagu, the Queen of the
Blue-stockings: her correspondence from 1720–1761. 2v. **$8. Dutton.

  The story of the early life of Mrs. Montagu, written by her
  great-great-niece. “The material in the two volumes was gleaned from
  some sixty-eight cases, in each of which were from 100 to 150 letters,
  written by Mrs. Montagu or received by her. There are letters to and
  from the most learned and celebrated personages in England and France
  and other countries. Among the names mentioned are the Duchess of
  Portland, Laurence Sterne, Dr. Johnson, Sir Robert Walpole, Mrs.
  Friend, Elizabeth Carter, the translator of Epictetus; Gilbert West,
  Nathaniel Hooke, Mrs. Pococke, David Hume, Lyttleton, Lord Bath, Dr.
  Young, and a number of others.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mrs. Climenson has succeeded in identifying, with one or two
  exceptions, the numerous folk whose names occur in her text; in other
  respects her notes are defective and capricious.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 495. My. 26. ’06. 2180w.

  “Though containing a variety of readable matter, we think it might
  with advantage have been shortened by the excision of much domestic
  detail which is not of general interest.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 537. My. 5. 2490w.

  Reviewed by J. H. Lobban.

        =Blackwood’s M.= 180: 452. O. ’06. 4480w.

      + =Critic.= 49: 188. Ag. ’06. 280w.

    + – =Dial.= 41: 19. Jl. 1, ’06. 270w.

  “Mrs. Climenson has proved herself a loving editor of her kinswoman’s
  letters. She has verified with enormous labor the dates of letters,
  many of which were previously uncertain.” Basil Williams.

    + + =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 594. Jl. ’06. 410w.

  “She was a formalist rather than a wit, and in her letters she tries
  so hard to be amusing that one would really prefer her natural
  dulness.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 140. Ap. 20, ’06. 820w.

  [Mrs. Climenson has] “so more than edited it that the two handsome and
  liberally illustrated volumes ... might be styled a memoir.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 427. My. 24, ’06. 400w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 820. D. 2, ’05. 220w.

  “The two volumes before us are edited with some care and not a little
  profusion.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 351. Je. 2, ’06. 1600w.

  “Her correspondence is interesting, for it gives an insight into the
  customs of the day, fashions, amusements, travel, etc.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 382. Je. 16, ’06. 160w.

  “We have many reliable and entertaining contemporary records of the
  crowded eighteenth century, but this must be regarded as exceptionally
  attractive.” Elizabeth Lore North.

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 524. Je. 30, ’06. 1580w

  “Mrs. Climenson is defective in ... literary tact and sense of
  perspective.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 727. Je. 9, ’06. 1670w.


=Clute, Willard Nelson.= Fern allies. **$2. Stokes.

  “The field notes, which show an intimate acquaintance with the life
  histories of the various forms, will interest the botanist as well as
  the layman.”

    + + =Bot. Gaz.= 40: 464. D. ’05. 130w.

        =Critic.= 48: 95. Ja. ’06. 60w.

  “One could hardly ask a better guide than Mr. Clute’s handsome
  volume.”

    + + =Ind.= 59: 1482. D. 21, ’05. 80w.

  “A few years ago the Clutes gave us the best, most comprehensive book
  that we have concerning our ferns in their haunts, and now they have
  accomplished a yet more difficult task, that of writing and adequately
  illustrating a guide to the more obscure kin of the fern tribe.” Mabel
  Osgood Wright.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 168. Mr. 17, ’06. 470w.


=Coates, Thomas F. G.= Prophet of the poor: the life story of General
Booth. *$1.50. Dutton.

  “In its special mission of reclaiming and preventing the waste of
  humanity, the Salvation army has put life and force into the
  desiccated idea of the ‘Church militant.’ Of this idea, as well as of
  the poor, General Booth has been for over half a century the prophet,
  and also the prophet of a human brotherhood, the Christian ideal of
  which is more largely realized in his army than in any other branch of
  the church. The life-story of this great leader, and of his
  like-minded and noble wife and comrade, the ‘mother’ of the army, is
  an illustrious chapter in the yet unfinished Acts of the
  apostles.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “One would turn to it in vain to find broad grasp of the relation of
  the Army to other religious or social efforts of the time, or even
  vivid portrayal of the personality of its subject. It fails also in
  arrangement of its material, has no index, and is not in any way
  satisfactory as a biography of General Booth.”

      – =Ind.= 60: 1163. My. 17, ’06. 140w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 654. O. 6, ’06. 1700w.

        =Outlook.= 83: 244. My. 26, ’06. 190w.

  “A very entertaining and graphic biography.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 380. Mr. ’06. 250w.


=Cody, Sherwin.= Success in letter-writing, business and social. **75c.
McClurg.

  The methods of the old-fashioned polite letter-writing have been
  studiously avoided in this up to date volume which “actually tells how
  to deal with human nature by mail.” Under the head of business letter
  writing not only routine business letters, but circular letters,
  advertising letters and letters which “sell goods” are treated. Under
  social letter writing are included the various forms of social
  correspondence, invitations, regrets, letters of friendship and
  liberal advice upon love letters.


=Colcock, Annie T.= Her American daughter. $1.50. Neale.

  A group of American writers and artists come together in Madrid at the
  opening of the Spanish-American war, and during these agitated days
  they work out among themselves the very pretty little love story of
  Miss Ray, an art student from South Carolina and Russell, a New York
  writer who has had the misfortune to offend her by publishing an
  article which ridicules the South. A bull-fight, a carnival, a wicked
  señor who has made a wager that Miss Ray will dine with him at
  midnight unchaperoned, and good Donna Dolores who calls Miss Ray her
  American daughter, lend to the story a truly Spanish atmosphere.


=Colegrove, William.= Hartford; an epic poem. $1.25. Badger, R. G.

  An epic poem modeled upon the Æneid, which presents the early history
  of Hartford, Connecticut and sings of arms and the colony’s founders.


=Collier, The Hon. John.= Art of portrait painting. *$3.50. Cassell.

  In this practical treatise for the student and professional painter,
  the subject is treated from a threefold point of view: The historical,
  The aims and methods of the great masters, and The practice of
  portrait painting. The illustrations include forty or more portraits
  painstakingly reproduced from some of the world’s best work.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “No man of our day could write of his subjects more agreeably, sanely,
  or with more intimate knowledge, nor produce a volume so likely to
  gain the attention of the general public.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 525. Je. 2, ’06. 500w.

  “Much personal suggestion is also admitted by the pleasantly
  colloquial manner of the book, and the attitude throughout is marked
  by common sense, definite opinions and an open-minded inclination for
  progress and novelty coupled with a sufficient conservatism.”

    + – =Int. Studio.= 30: sup. 54. D. ’06. 330w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 379. Je. 9, ’06. 640w.


=Collins, Archie Frederick.= Wireless telegraphy: its history, theory
and practice. *$3. McGraw.

  A general explanation of the theory of etheric waves furnishes a
  foundation for an explanation of the nature of waves in general, of
  light waves of electrical vibrations, and apparatus for producing
  them. “He discusses electric discharges, the action of ultra violet
  rays, direct and alternating current effects.... He explains the
  workings of a variety of oscillating current generators and then
  passes to electric wave detectors—the best known to the public being
  the Marconi ‘coherer.’” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Engin. N.= 56: 417. O. 18, ’06. 100w.

  “Aims to be—and seems to succeed in being—a practical treatise on
  wireless telegraphy so written so as to be of use both to the expert
  in scientific matters and to the tyro who has everything to learn.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 733. O. 28, ’05. 330w.

  “In the opinion of the reviewer the illustrations ... constitute the
  most useful part of this book. In the hands of one whose familiarity
  of the subject enables him to interpret the many obscure passages and
  to distinguish the inaccurate statements from those that are correct,
  Mr. Collins’s book may in some cases be found useful.” Ernest Merritt.

  – – + =Phys. R.= 22: 63. Ja. ’06. 500w.

  “He covers the whole field briefly but satisfactorily. In addition to
  being practically the first book in this field, Mr. Collins’s is well
  prepared and authoritative.”

    + + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 60. Ja. 13, ’06. 170w.


=Collins, John Churton.= Studies in poetry and criticism. $2.50.
Macmillan.

  Seven essays which regard poetry from the standpoint of the
  moralist,—the moralist who thinks that “In the wretched degradation
  into which belles lettres have fallen we seem to be losing all sense
  of the importance once attached to them, when critics were scholars
  and poets something more than aesthetes.” The essays are The poetry
  and poets of America, The collected work of Lord Byron, The collected
  poems of Mr. William Watson, The poetry of Gerald Massey, Miltonic
  myths and their authors, Longinus and Greek criticism, and the True
  functions of poetry.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “In this book Mr. Churton Collins writes as a pessimist.”

      – =Acad.= 69: 1305. D. 16, ’05. 1850w.

  “As a critic, Prof. Collins has a cultivated taste, but his instinct
  is unsure.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 857. D. 23. 1720w.

  “Impeccable in scholarship. Mr. Collins has not in this volume avoided
  one or two minor slips of style, probably due to careless
  proofreading.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 472. Je. 7, ’06. 1590w.

  “A genuine by-product of scholarship, true essays, containing not any
  sound doctrine, but the human touch which alone is able to convey the
  results of scholarship to those who stand outside the bars of that
  snug pasture.” H. W. Boynton.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 98. F. 17, ’06. 5700w.

  “A fine book because its author has high ideals and has lived with and
  learned to love the master-minds of literature.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 494. Ap. 21, ’06. 1100w.

  “The truth is that Professor Collins’s doctrine turns out, if it is
  followed to its logical conclusion, to be a fatally narrow one.”

    + – =Spec.= 97: 93. Jl. 21, ’06. 1870w.


=Colson, Elizabeth, and Chittenden, Anna Gansevoort=, comps. Children’s
letters: a collection of letters written to children by famous men and
women. $1. Hinds.

  As different in tone and individuality are these letters as the
  characteristics and moods of the long list of contributors. Among the
  letter-writers selected are Holmes, Whittier, Lincoln, Phillips
  Brooks, Martin Luther, Sidney Smith, Longfellow, Stevenson, Scott,
  Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Hans Christian Andersen and many others.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 6. Ja. 6, ’06. 230w.

  “The compilers ... have performed their tasks of selection and
  explanation with good judgment and sympathy.”

        + + N. Y. Times. 11: 41. Ja. 20, ’06. 2030w.

  “Altogether a delightful little volume, and one well worth making.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 140. Ja. 20, ’06. 120w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 445. Ap. 7, ’06. 80w.


=Colton, Arthur Willis.= Belted seas. †$1.50. Holt.

  Reviewed by Mary Moss.

        =Atlan.= 97: 46. Ja. ’06. 200w.


=Colton, Arthur Willis.= Cruise of the Violetta. †$1.50. Holt.

  An Ohio woman, left with a vast fortune, equips a yacht and sails to
  the land of “parrots and monkeys and bananas and foreign missions.”
  The story is a humorous characterization of a practical woman’s
  missionary work, shared by the unique Dr. Alswater, who was “not a
  ‘globe trotter’ but rather a floater,—in the manner resembling
  sea-weed, that drifts from place to place, but wherever it drifts or
  clings, is tranquil and accommodating.” The fortunes of a young
  electrician, sent to a South American town to establish an electric
  light plant, form one thread of the tale.

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  “Mr. Colton’s new novel is conceived in an unconventional, not to say
  freakish, style. Banter and sarcasm prevail from the beginning to the
  end. Humor is not lacking, but it is seldom wholesome or spontaneous.”

    – + =Lit. D.= 33: 767. N. 24, ’06. 200w.

  “He approaches the ticklish realm of burlesque with too great
  cocksureness.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 396. N. 8, ’06. 250w.

  “It is lively and clever, and fit company for hours that might
  otherwise be dull.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 797. D. 1, ’06. 190w.

  “In this book he is not at his best.”

      – =Outlook.= 84: 677. N. 17, ’06. 40w.


=Colvin, Sir Auckland.= Making of modern Egypt. *$4. Dutton.

  “It is the imperturbability of Lord Cromer which dominates Sir.
  Auckland Colvin’s history,” (Acad.)—the man who is chiefly responsible
  for the growth of modern Egypt. “The scheme of the book is a simple
  one. Whereas Lord Milner gave us a series of brilliant essays on
  different aspects of the Egyptian problem, Sir Auckland aims at
  presenting a consecutive narrative of successive incidents so that the
  reader may know, in any given year, the exact progress made by Egypt
  up to that date in all branches of the public service. It is an
  attempt to show history in the making, and, though lacking the style
  and charm of “England in Egypt,” it will prove of more value to the
  student than Lord Milner’s volume.” (Lond. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Well written, lucid and temperate, it sets before us the events of
  the last five and twenty years without favour. As we read Sir Auckland
  Colvin’s book, we understand the reason of the supremacy which England
  most unselfishly still holds in Egypt and her colonies, and we can
  imagine no better handbook of practical statesmanship than ... ‘Making
  of modern Egypt.’”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 279. Mr. 24, ’06. 1150w.

  “Sir Auckland Colvin knows all there is to be known on ‘The making of
  modern Egypt.’ The fact that he can hardly be said to possess the art
  of constructing a book does not detract from the worth of this volume,
  though it renders it heavy for the general reader.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 296. Mr. 10. 610w.

  “It differs from Lord Milner’s ‘England in Egypt’ in being more of a
  consecutive narrative of incidents, but at the same time lacks the
  brilliancy of style that characterizes Lord Milner’s essays.”

  + + – =Dial.= 41: 120. S. 1, ’06. 260w.

  “Despite a few errors and a few redundancies this book is the most
  useful record available, if we exclude Lord Cromer’s official reports,
  of Egypt’s progress from 1882 to the present day.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 90. Mr. 16, ’06. 1300w.

  “The book, despite the many romantic phases of the subject, is not
  exciting reading, but it supplies the safest guide to those who may
  wish to study one of the most interesting and far-reaching series of
  events which have occurred in our own time.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 62. Jl. 19, ’06. 1320w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 768. Jl. 28, ’06. 390w.

  “Cannot fail to be a valuable and interesting work.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 764. Je. ’06. 60w.

  “Every chapter is enlivened with wit and picturesqueness of phrase,
  and he has a happy gift of classical reminiscence.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 946. Je. 16, ’06. 1340w.


=Coman, Katherine.= Industrial history of the United States for high
schools and colleges. *$1.25. Macmillan.

  “In view of the scattered and partial character of the material
  available, it is not perhaps surprising that Miss Coman’s book gives
  the impression of a collection of facts having to do with the economic
  history of the United States, rather than of a clear presentation of
  the main features of that history and the influences by which they
  have been determined. It must be said, moreover, that even in her
  statements of facts the author has not exercised as much care as might
  fairly be expected.” Henry B. Gardner.

    – + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 948. Jl. ’06. 650w.

  “On all moot questions in our economic history, whether resulting from
  political differences or purely academic in character, she has shown
  an eminent degree of fairness.” Robert C. Brooks.

  + + + =Bookm.= 22: 530. Ja. ’06. 550w.

  “One of the good qualities of the book is its directness and clearness
  of statement.” Henry E. Bourne.

  + + – =Educ. R.= 31: 102. Ja. ’06. 1150w.

  “This is an instructive and a much needed work.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 516. Mr. 1, ’06. 440w.

  “It is written in a clear, concise style and contains a large amount
  of descriptive material within brief compass. Its main defect is that
  it fails to leave upon the mind of the reader a clear impression of
  the development of the principal industries of the country.” Robert
  Morris.

  + + – =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 62. Ja. ’06. 140w.

  “The lines of conception ... are broad, and bold, but not fully
  matched by firmness in execution.” Carl Russell Fish.

    + – =School R.= 14: 462. Je. ’06. 530w.

  “As a first attempt it is entitled to considerable measure of
  commendation. The great defect of the book is that those ‘essential
  elements’ of our economic history are not only not brought out clearly
  so that the reader may be sure to grasp them, but they are apparently
  not comprehended by the author herself.” G. S. C.

    + – =Yale. R.= 15: 324. N. ’06. 1150w.


=Commons, John Rogers=, ed. Trade unionism and labor problems. *$2.50.
Ginn.

  The second volume of the “Selections and documents in economics” being
  brought out by Professor W. Z. Ripley of Harvard university. There are
  twenty-seven essays, mostly reprints from current scientific magazines
  on a variety of aspects of the social and economic situation, which
  aim to furnish collateral reading for college classes.

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  “Is invaluable to the student; it places in accessible form a mass of
  most important material, and heartily commends itself to the reader.”
  G. B. Mangold.

  + + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 182. Jl. ’06. 580w.

  “There is scarcely a question of the day that does not have
  interesting light shed on it by one or more persons peculiarly fitted
  to discuss it. The book is an excellent disseminator of wholesome good
  sense and moderation.” W. E. C. W.

    + + =Bibliotheca Sacra.= 63: 196. Ja. ’06. 320w.

  “It will furnish the raw material for a course in descriptive
  economics, and as such is a serviceable volume.”

      + =Bookm.= 22: 536. Ja. ’06. 130w.

  “Despite the variety of material in the book, a fair amount of unity
  is preserved through Mr. Commons’s introduction, which adequately
  relates the chapters.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 40. Jl. 16, ’06. 190w.

  “To any student of labor problems the book is indispensable.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 1046. My. 3, ’06. 150w.

  “With most of the material included economists are generally familiar,
  but the assembling of the material in one volume provides an excellent
  text-book for classes making a study of labor problems.” John
  Cummings.

    + + =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 455. Jl. ’06. 320w.

  “The selections will supplement admirably the lectures and ordinary
  reference-books which have constituted hitherto the principal pabulum
  that teachers could set before their students.”

      + =Nation.= 81: 504. D. 21, ’05. 250w.

  “The volume is full of valuable information, but it is rather material
  for the student than history, philosophy, or sociology for the general
  reader.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 275. F. 3, ’06. 210w.

  “In no other one book is such a mass of vital facts brought together.”

    + + =Pub. Opin.= 39: 763. D. 9, ’05. 210w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 124. Ja. ’06. 210w.


Companion to Greek studies; ed. by Leonard Whibley. *$6. Macmillan.

  “The only weakness is in a detail of arrangement i. e. the neglect of
  side references and the consequent lack of coherence. There is much
  unevenness in the bibliographies.” James C. Egbert.

  + + – =Bookm.= 23: 454. Je. ’06. 610w.


=Comstock, Harriet T.= Meg and the others. 75c. Crowell.

  Two little girls of to-day, sitting in the firelight just before
  bed-time hear the stories of Meg, and Mary, and the Boy, which their
  grandmother calls out of the long ago for them. And when they have
  heard all about them, their games, their troubles, and their
  adventures, when they have learned to love them, and are loath to let
  them go, they find that Mary is a nice old lady who is coming to live
  with them, and that Meg and the Boy are really their own dear
  grandmother and grandfather.


=Comstock, Mrs. Harriet Theresa.= Queen’s hostage. †$1.50. Little.

  A story built up about plot, treachery, and treason which constantly
  threatened Queen Elizabeth’s peace of mind. The hero is a young lord
  of the house of Rathven who incognito redresses the wrongs of a
  treacherous father and earns the long questioned right to be counted
  among the queen’s loyal subjects.

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      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 723. N. 3, ’06. 170w.


=Comstock, Seth Cook.= Marcelle the mad. †$1.50. Appleton.

  “With the romantic Ardennes forest for setting, and for the motif the
  incident of a medieval feud between the Duke of Burgundy and the
  citizens of the town of Dinant, Dr. Comstock has written a stirring
  tale of adventure to which he gives the name of ‘Marcelle the mad’ ...
  after the female Robin Hood who plays the leading role.”—Lit. D.

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  “A trifle melodramatic and stilted in the earlier chapters, it
  develops into a really powerful piece of work. If the story boasts
  little originality either of plot or incident, it is told with a skill
  and vigor that lift it well above the level of its kind, and few are
  likely to leave it dissatisfied.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 734. My. 12, ’06. 210w.

  “As a romance—a mere romance—of the time-killing variety, Mr.
  Comstock’s story will do very well indeed.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 206. Ap. 7, ’06. 320w.

  “A stirring tale of love and adventure.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 763. Mr. 31, ’06. 100w.


=Conant, Charles Arthur.= Principles of money and banking. 2v. *$4.
Harper.

  Mr. Conant’s work carries “the reader from the beginnings of exchange
  when cattle and fragments of metal passed by tale of weight down
  through the origin of coinage and the birth thereof of modern banking
  to the complete mechanism of money and credit as they exist to-day.”
  “It is not written for the purpose of demolishing the ‘quantity
  theory,’ extirpating the bimetallist, or advocating an ‘asset
  currency,’ but is devoted to irenic exposition rather than polemical
  discussions.” (Nation.)

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  “The work is not only a forceful exposition of so-called principles
  which have guided commercial people and leading nations in thinking
  about monetary problems, but it is unique in that the work of the
  author is in the nature of a collation of the thought and expression
  of nearly every writer of note on the several topics treated.”
  Frederick A. Cleveland.

  + + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 424. Mr. ’06. 2170w.

  “The proper man to write on the subject is the man who is constantly
  practicing the operations he describes. Mr. Conant fulfills these
  conditions.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906. 2: 401. O. 6. 1890w.

  “To his task Mr. Conant brings some very unusual qualifications.”
  Winthrop More Daniels.

  + + – =Atlan.= 97: 851. Je. ’06. 640w.

  “A breadth of view and a freedom from partisan bias not frequently
  found in monetary treatises.” R. C. B.

    + + =Bookm.= 23: 216. Ap. ’06. 510w.

  “A careful reading increases the admiration for the skill with which
  the well-selected quotations have been woven into the book. What was
  once scattered and almost unattainable in small libraries has been
  brought together in an attractive, new and forceful way, which leaves
  the professor of economics deeply indebted to the author.” Frank L.
  McVey.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 165. S. 16, ’06. 450w.

  “In spite of its theoretical weakness, the work has much to recommend
  it to serious students of monetary science. It furnishes one of the
  best available accounts of recent developments in money and banking.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 398. F. 15, ’06. 450w.

  “He has not always discriminated between what was novel to him and
  what would be new to a well-informed reader. His pages are encumbered
  with superfluous quotations upon unimportant topics. His historical
  chapters are sometimes painfully inadequate, and his treatment of
  theoretical subjects not always satisfactory.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 118. F. 8, ’06. 210w.

  “It would be difficult to name a treatise which blends facts and
  theory so well, applying each to the other in a manner so
  illuminating.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 913. D. 23, ’05. 580w.

  “As a writer he possesses an agreeable style and the ability so to
  present the most arid scheme that it becomes interesting even to a
  reader having a minimum of economic knowledge.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 614. Mr. 17, ’06. 1550w.

  “While Mr. Conant’s work possesses the virtue of great
  comprehensiveness, it is the opinion of the reviewer that, to be of
  greatest use to the general reader and the university student alike, a
  book on money and banking should above all exhibit that unity and
  precision of theory which is the greatest lack in Mr. Conant’s work.”
  A. C. Whitaker.

    + – =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 332. Je. ’06. 1720w.

  “Mr. Conant’s treatment of disputed questions in monetary theory, in
  the opinion of the present reviewer, leaves much to be desired. Mr.
  Conant is none too happy in his handling of technical economic
  phrases.” A. Piatt Andrew.

    + – =Yale R.= 15: 321. N. ’06. 1190w.


Congo, The: a report of the commission of enquiry appointed by the Congo
Free State government. *$1. Putnam.

  “The main topics taken up in the commissions’s report are the land
  régime, taxation, military service, trade concessions, depopulation,
  and the administration of justice. In respect to all of these matters,
  numerous evils are pointed out: the arrogance of the government in
  appropriating alleged vacant lands, the oppressiveness of the labor
  tax, the terrorism and cruelty resulting from quasi-military
  expeditions, the exploitation of the natives by agents of greedy
  commercial companies, and the lax jurisdiction of the territorial
  courts.”—Dial.

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      + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 175. Jl. ’06. 100w.

        =Dial.= 41: 210. O. 1, ’06. 450w.

        =Ind.= 60: 874. Ap. 12, ’06. 120w.

        =Pub. Opin.= 40: 378. Mr. 24, ’06. 340w.


=Connolly, James Bennet.= Deep sea’s toll. †$1.50. Scribner.

  “It is a healthy, stimulating book, with the tang of salt air in every
  page.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 449. Ap. 14. 190w.

  “Though applauded by all true sailors, is a trifle too special for a
  general reader.” Mary Moss.

    + – =Atlan.= 97: 47. Ja. ’06. 40w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 92. Ja. ’06. 30w.

        =Ind.= 60: 456. F. 22, ’06. 240w.

  “Is written with full knowledge and sympathy, and in the slow,
  involved talk of the men we get much of the flavour of the spoken
  word.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 98. Jl. 21, ’06. 110w.


=Connor, Ralph, pseud. (Charles William Gordon).= The Doctor, a tale of
the Rockies. †$1.50. Revell.

  A character of rare strength and beauty is developed in this story of
  Barney, who as a lad was obliged to renounce his hope of a college
  education in favor of a clever younger brother. He stayed at the mill,
  worked, played his violin, and longed to be a doctor. Then, after many
  things had come to pass which tried his soul, and purged it of all
  dross, he became a preacher-doctor in the Rockies where strong men and
  rough loved him for his unselfish ministrations to their bodies and
  their souls and honored him as a power for good. In the end when he
  laid down his life for his friend he brought his career to its final
  triumph of success in failure.

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      + =Acad.= 71: 590. D. 8, ’06. 180w.

  “It is hard to see why the average adult should not find the story at
  once commonplace and passably long-winded.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 464. N. 29, ’06. 160w.

  “The best thing Ralph Connor has done since ‘The sky pilot,’ and
  perhaps the best thing he has ever done. Is a good book, both in the
  religious and literary senses of the word.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 835. D. 1, ’06. 440w.


=Conover, James Potter.= Memories of a great schoolmaster. **$1.50.
Houghton.

  The life of Dr. Henry A. Coit, for fifty years headmaster of St.
  Paul’s school at Concord, N. H., has inspired this volume. It is a
  confession of Dr. Coit’s religious and educational faith expressed in
  terms of high standards and ideals in everything.

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      + =Critic.= 48: 570. Je. ’06. 160w.

  “To the alumnus of St. Paul’s the book will be a valuable memorial of
  its chief personality; and to others it will be an interesting
  disclosure of a noteworthy influence.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 321. My. 19, ’06. 1080w.

  “It is an inspiring book for all who, whether teachers or parents,
  have the perilous charge of either boys or girls in the budding time
  of adolescence.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 1005. Ap. 28, ’06. 190w.

  “His book has the double charm of personal knowledge and of love for
  his subject.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 511. Ap. 21, ’06. 60w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 764. Je. 2, ’06. 70w.


=Conrad, Joseph (Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski).= Mirror of the sea.
†$1.50. Harper.

  One who has long known and loved her, and who has always understood,
  writes here of the sea and her moods, of her anger when the winds lash
  her, of the fear of her, the charm of her, of the men in the good
  ships that sail her and sometimes go down in her, of their ways, their
  rugged courage, and the various phases of the lives they lead. There
  are bits of sentiment, scraps of romance, flashes of humor, many real
  dramatic scenes and much hard fact, and thru it all the sound of the
  sea.

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  “But the book is more than a series of fine pictures; it is a
  sensitive appreciation of the whole art of seamanship, an imaginative
  reading of the varying moods of the sea.”

    + + =Acad.= 71: 393. O. 20, ’06. 980w.

  “There is nothing here which the discriminating reader can afford to
  miss.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 513. O. 27. 430w.

  “His latest work will compare well with the best work he has done.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 685. N. 10, ’06. 220w.

  “For ‘The mirror of the sea’ we would make bold to predict a very long
  life. We seem to see it being discovered and re-discovered as the
  years roll on.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 344. O. 12, ’06. 1390w.

      + =Nation.= 83: 374. N. 1, ’06. 670w.

  “He knows the souls of the sea and of ships, as he knows the souls of
  men, but that would be worth but little to us, did he not possess a
  still more wonderful faculty of interpretation and expression—a
  faculty that was never better shown than in these sketches.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 734. N. 10, ’06. 820w.

  “To a practical knowledge of seamanship, of lading cargoes, ruling
  crews, managing and navigating vessels, Joseph Conrad adds the vision
  of a poet and exercises the witchcraft of a master of style.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 678. N. 17, ’06. 180w.

  “To those who belong to the totem of its writer it will be always a
  kind of gospel. It contains the whole soul of a man who has known the
  deeps of sea mysteries, who has sought them as a lover, with joy, and
  reverence, and fear.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 888. D. 1, ’06. 850w.


=Conrad, Joseph (Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski).= Nostromo: a tale of the
seaboard. $1.50. Harper.

  Reviewed by Mary Moss.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 45. Ja. ’06. 570w.


Conversations with Christ: a biographical study. $1.50. Macmillan.

  The author of these “Conversations” which, he says, have “too much
  personality to be mythical” “has taken between twenty and thirty
  passages from the gospels in which questions put, or petitions made,
  to the Master, and His answers, are recorded. In all of these we have
  portraits of Christ, wonderfully various, but with an unmistakable
  likeness, and also with an unmistakable reality.” (Spec.)

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    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 118. Mr. 30, ’06. 530w.

  “As a study it has the merit of freshness and insight; it is the
  product of a cultured and vigorous mind, intellectually and
  spiritually strong.”

      + =Outlook.= 81: 1038. D. 23, ’05. 110w.

  “A really noble piece of writing.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 101: 372. Mr. 24, ’06. 260w.

      + =Spec.= 96: 501. Mr. 31, ’06. 480w.


=Conway, Sir Martin.= No man’s land; a history of Spitsbergen from its
discovery in 1596 to the beginning of the scientific exploration of the
country. *$3. Putnam.

  It is the history of the whaling industry engaged in by rival nations
  along the coasts of this group of islands that occupies the greater
  part of Sir Martin Conway’s volume. In addition are accounts of
  Russian exploring enterprises and scientific expeditions in the
  eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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  “His task has been accomplished in a characteristically complete
  fashion, and has evidently involved a good deal of research in rare
  books of old voyages, both English and Dutch.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 635. My. 26. 880w.

  “No one has a better claim than Sir Martin Conway to have undertaken
  this history, and few could have written it so well. The book is a
  most valuable achievement, a most important contribution to
  geographical literature.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 209. Je. 8, ’06. 2190w.

  “The great value of this work is that it brings within convenient
  compass a great body of information scattered through forgotten books
  and manuscripts which throw light on some obscure points and give a
  connected history and a most complete account in English of the great
  whale industry.” Cyrus C. Adams.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 734. N. 10, ’06. 370w.

  “Sir Martin Conway arouses the interests of his readers in the curious
  history of a land which, though never permanently inhabited, has
  played the part of an apple of discord between the great powers of
  former days.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 102: 239. Ag. 25, ’06. 1160w.

  “A compendious bibliography and some good illustrations add to the
  value of his excellent book.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: sup. 764. N. 17, ’06. 330w.


=Cook, E. Wake.= Betterment, individual, social and industrial; or,
Highest efficiency. **$1.20. Stokes.

  The preface says: “The object of this work is to give in convenient
  form the latest discoveries which promote individual, industrial, and
  collective efficiency.” Conservation of energy in all its forms would
  result in the “Simple life,” weary though the expression be, and the
  author suggests it as the goal that insures immunity from disease, and
  a great increase in mental and physical energy.


=Cook, Theodore Andrea.= Old Provence. 2v. **$4. Scribner.

  “Old Provence is the land of romance, and of the tale of its beauty
  and interest Mr. Cook is the most delightful of narrators.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 34. Ja. 13, ’06. 1060w.

  “The work needs a clearer plan, more adequate special knowledge,
  better judgment and critical discrimination, many more references
  (there are but very few), more personal reserve, a better index and a
  real map. It is pleasant, semi-learned magazine writing.”

    – + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 874. Jl. ’06. 570w.

  “More than a guide-book and less, it is one of those aids to travel
  which, like Mr. Crawford’s ‘Rulers of the South,’ should lie by the
  side of Baedeker in even the smallest steamer trunk.” Josiah Renick
  Smith.

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 39. Ja. 16, ’06. 1610w.

  “The effect is excellent and exquisite, the information fixed and
  true.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 287. F. 1, ’06. 440w.

  “We commend these attractive volumes to every one who cares for truth
  and romance blended in European history.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 463. Mr. 24, ’06. 1730w.


=Cooke, Edmund Vance.= Chronicles of the little tot. $1.50. Dodge.

  Under five head verses grave and gay are here grouped for little
  people: The cradlers. The creepers, The cruises, The climbers, and In
  remembrance.

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  “Should make both universal and tender appeal,—not alone to those who
  are the little tot’s vassals and slaves, but to the wider circle of
  child-lovers, as well.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 474. My. ’06. 210w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 818. D. 2, ’05. 310w.


=Cooke, Grace MacGowan.= Their first formal call; il. by Peter Newell.
†$1. Harper.

  How two ambitious boys just out of knickerbockers and duly posted in
  “Hints and helps to young men in business and social relations,” fared
  in making their first formal call upon the Misses Claiborne. Not
  daring to make their mission known they sat at the feet of Grandfather
  Claiborne and Aunt Missouri the entire Sabbath afternoon and when
  night came were sent to bed, much to the humbling of their youthful
  pride.

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  “Mrs. Cooke has made the whole affair wonderfully ludicrous and real
  and Peter Newell has furnished fourteen full-page pictures as funny as
  the text.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 799. D. 1, ’06. 190w.


=Cooke, Jane Grosvenor.= Ancient miracle. †$1.50. Barnes.

  “Life in the Grand plateaux of northern Canada is described pleasantly
  in this peaceful but not unpleasing tale of love and labor. Mrs. Cooke
  has imprisoned the atmosphere of this cold yet beautiful country and
  draws well the good and pleasant folk who live there. The Francoeur
  family, the faithful curé Xavier, and his numerous progeny are all
  pictured graphically, while the love stories of the two girls furnish
  sufficient interest to keep the reader’s attention.”—Critic.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is chiefly for the characterization that the book will be found
  enjoyable.”

  + + – =Critic.= 49: 285. S. ’06. 90w.

  “A romance of the Canadian forests, alive with the fascination and
  witchery of those vast regions.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 100w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 435. Jl. 7, ’06. 200w.

  “So good superficially that it is a little difficult to express its
  limitation. There is a lack of human warmth and sympathy.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 83: 861. Ag. 11, ’06. 110w.


=Cooper, Edward Herbert.= Twentieth century child. $1.50. Lane.

  Reviewed by E. L. Pomeroy.

      + =Arena.= 35: 106. Ja. ’06. 230w.


=Cooper, Walter G.= Fate of the middle classes. *$1.25. Consolidated
retail booksellers.

    + – =Ind.= 60: 342. F. 8, ’06. 180w.


=Copperthwaite, William C.= Tunnel shields and the use of compressed air
in subaqueous works. *$9. Van Nostrand.

  “Mr. Copperthwaite’s task has been to compile and condense ...
  scattered information into one place. He has done his work
  excellently.... Mr. Copperthwaite divides his book into eleven
  chapters. Of these the last chapter on ‘Cost of the shield,’ and the
  first three chapters on ‘Early history, 1818–1880,’ ‘Use of compressed
  air in engineering works’ and ‘Cast-iron lining for tunnels,’
  respectively, are general in character; the remaining seven chapters
  are collections of descriptions of specific shield tunnel works
  classified under three heads; Shields in London clay, Shields in water
  bearing strata and Shields in masonry tunnels.”—Engin. N.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book is undoubtedly destined to be the standard English work on
  this peculiarly difficult branch of engineering practice.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 218. Ag. 25. 1520w.

  “The volume is in all respects worthy of prominent position in the
  tunnel engineer’s library.”

    + + =Engin. N.= 55: 676. Je. 14, ’06. 1520w.

  “A very valuable and comprehensive history of a system of tunnelling.”

  + + + =Nature.= 74: 348. Ag. 9, ’06. 1180w.


=Corelli, Marie (Minnie Mackay).= Treasure of heaven: a romance of
riches. †$1.50. Dodd.

  The treasure of Heaven which becomes the quest in Miss Corelli’s story
  is love, and she would demonstrate the fact that riches menace its
  possession. David Helmsley, an aged multi-millionaire, becomes a tramp
  in pursuit of definite happiness, he gives and takes in his wanderings
  and learns both are spontaneous. Finally he is nursed back from death
  by one who teaches him the great love lesson which, without any
  matrimonial thought, blesses his closing days.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The novel is exceedingly modern in flavor and probably will be found
  satisfactory by those readers who were in expectation of iconoclastic
  touches such as recently have distinguished Miss Corelli’s
  utterances.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 393. S. 22, ’06. 260w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 593. O. 27, ’06. 450w.

  “Miss Corelli’s latest story is by no means lacking in power. Lacking
  in distinction, it of course is; but it has more dignity of substance
  and less indignity of style than anything of hers we have hitherto
  seen.”

  – – + =Nation.= 83: 227. S. 13, ’06. 500w.

  “As a literary production does not measure up to its ethical
  intention.”

  – – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 549. S. 8, ’06. 640w.

        =Putnam’s.= 1: 319. D. ’06. 80w.


=Cornell, Hughes.= Kenelm’s Desire. †$1.50. Little.

  Desire, a musician by instinct, by training, and by heredity, spends a
  summer in British Columbia among the Indians, canoeing, sailing,
  mountain-climbing and fishing. Here she discovers in a young Alaska
  Indian, adopted and educated by white people, a soul fired by ambition
  and pride, one that reflects the sad poetry of vanishing traditions.
  The love idyll is interwoven with flagrant race prejudice, political
  scenes, and true-to-life sketches of Indian character.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      – =Ind.= 60: 1488. Je. 21, ’06. 150w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 199. Mr. 31, ’06. 270w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 238. Ap. 14, ’06. 220w.

  “Hughes Cornell has a novel situation in this story and manages it
  well.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 92. My. 12, ’06. 170w.


=Cornes, James.= Modern housing: houses in town and country, illustrated
by examples of municipal and other schemes of block dwellings, tenement
houses, model cottages and villages. *$3. Scribner.

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 239. Ag. 19. 320w.


=Coryat, Thomas.= Coryat’s crudities. 2v. *$6.50. Macmillan.

  “The recently republished crudities of Thomas Coryat give, perhaps, a
  clearer notion of Shakespeare’s period than does Shakespeare himself.”
  Herbert Vaughn Abbott.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 694. My. ’06. 3850w.


=Cotes, Sara Jeannette (Duncan) (Mrs. Everard Cotes).= Set in authority.
†$1.50. Doubleday.

  A story “about India and the possibility of carrying our beloved
  doctrines of liberalism into practice in that strange land.... In with
  the politics is wound a story of men and women, of love and loss and
  hopes and fears, which displays a number of very cleverly drawn
  characters, whose thoughts and feelings are of deep interest. The
  soldier, by strange bonds that remain concealed until the very end, is
  united by close ties to the Viceroy himself—and the discovery adds
  pathos to the wretched muddle which everybody made of things.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is not a comforting or exhilarating story, but it is a clever,
  mature, and thoughtful piece of work that will increase Mrs. Cotes’s
  already high reputation.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 529. Je. 2. ’06. 330w.

  “Mrs. Cotes has given us of her best in this story of Indian life.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 791. Je. 30. 90w.

  “Every character in the book is alive and every character has its
  proper measure of interest.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 192. My. 25, ’06. 470w.

  “People who like atmosphere, much clever talk, details of life and
  character, will enjoy her book. Those who prefer much story and less
  atmosphere will pronounce it tedious.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 744. N. 10, ’06. 340w.

  “It is quotable to a large degree, and cannot be read without constant
  responsive smiles and a desire to share the witty characterizations
  with any near-by neighbor.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 430. O. 20, ’06. 190w.

  “Society in the capital of a small Indian province is clearly
  sketched, but the ineffective love-story of the chief characters is
  unconvincing.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 826. Je. 30, ’06. 250w.

  “Her present book, though from a literary standpoint not quite in her
  happiest vein, is, however well worth reading.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 989. Je. 23, ’06. 310w.


=Couch, Arthur Thomas Quiller- (“Q,” pseud.).= From a Cornish window.
*$1.50. Dutton.

  This reflective and discursive “volume is somewhat arbitrarily divided
  into twelve chapters named after twelve months. Cornish matters, so
  far as treated at all, are more particularly discussed in ‘August’ and
  ‘December’; the other chapters handle at random, literature and life
  and politics and education. The writer’s unenthusiastic estimate of
  ‘our modern bards of empire,’ whom he finds lacking in high
  seriousness and any recognition of the human soul, is to be noted with
  approval. In the sober month of November he indulges in reflections on
  this human soul’s ultimate destiny.”—Dial.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 71. Jl. 21. 410w.

  “Despite occasional dull pages in these random outpourings, our
  popular story-teller ‘Q’ is worth reading in his more serious moods.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 118. S. 1, ’06. 360w.

  “There are pages of fooling that we could wish omitted; there is a
  certain flippancy, a lightness of word that wrongs the serious
  thought, that makes us say, ‘Not worthy of “Q”!’ We speak of this at
  once, that we may get our objections out of the way and have done with
  them. Who—where so much is good—can help a little sigh after
  perfection?”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 264. Jl. 27, ’06. 1380w.

  “There is much variety in this miscellany, or series of miscellanies,
  arranged by the calendar; but nothing therein is labored or affected.
  It is excellent talk, as flexible, suggestive, and responsive to
  suggestion, as good talk should be.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 230. S. 13, ’06. 880w.

  “A very charming miscellany.” H. I. Brock.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 531. S. 1, ’06. 1300w.

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 91. S. 8, ’06. 280w.

  “All lovers of good literature will find it a treasury which they will
  not readily exhaust.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 64. Jl. 14, ’06. 300w.


=Couch, Arthur Thomas Quiller- (“Q,” pseud.).= Mayor of Troy. †$1.50.
Scribner.

      + =Acad.= 70: 333. Ap. 7, ’06. 720w.

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 603. My. 19. 540w.

  “A broadly humorous tale.” Mary Moss.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 53. Ja. ’06. 50w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 476. My. ’06. 80w.

  “So long as we are ready to take the actors as characters in farce,
  the fun is fast and furious, and the writer carries us along with him
  so that we do not stop to think of possibilities.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 84. Mr. 9., ’06. 420w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 466. Ap. 14, ’06. 150w.

    + – =Spec.= 96: 425. Mr. 17, ’06. 510w.


=Couch, Arthur Thomas Quiller- (“Q”, pseud.).= Shakespeare’s Christmas
and other stories. †$1.50. Longmans.

  Reviewed by Mary Moss.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 53. Ja. ’06. 80w.

  “Are capital illustrations of his narrative skill.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 172. F. 3, ’06. 90w.


=Couch, Arthur Thomas Quiller- (“Q,” pseud.).= Sir John Constantine:
memoirs of his adventures at home and abroad, and particularly in the
island of Corsica, beginning with the year 1756; written by his son,
Prosper Paleologus, otherwise Constantine; ed. by Q. †$1.50. Scribner.

  This tale of adventure “has movement, suspense, the thrill of danger
  and the delight of high-minded devotion and idealized love. The time
  is in the seventeenth century, when Corsica was in arms against
  Genoa’s occupation and oppression, and the people were rallying to
  Paoli. Among the aspirants for the crown is a young English lad whose
  somewhat quixotic but chivalrous father, Sir John Constantine, of
  Cornwall, has procured from Theodore, a dissolute ex-king confined in
  an English debtor’s prison, a written renunciation in favor of the
  boy, together with the possession of the famous iron crown. With a few
  friends Sir John and his son land in Corsica and encounter adventure
  aplenty.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Acad.= 71: 440. N. 3, ’06. 550w.

  “As adventure there has been no better story for a long time; and
  there is many a laugh in it too.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 687. D. 1, 310w.

  “A novel of adventure of many merits is ‘Sir John Constantine,’ about
  whose ultimate relation to the literature of its period there need be
  but little doubt.” A. Schade van Westrum.

    + + =Bookm.= 14: 379. D. ’06. 630w.

  “How does he produce a literature that is not literal of life, but
  higher—a sublimated form of memories that come to the reader like the
  fragrance of centuries, sweet and familiar, too elusive to hold, too
  dear to lose?”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 935. O. 18, ’06. 730w.

  “His genius consists in having the right words with which to interpret
  a high romance of a time long past.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1161. N. 15, ’06. 30w.

  “Mr. Quiller-Couch is no weaver of ornate verbal fabrics; but he is at
  once too ardent and too steeped in great literature to be ever mean or
  cold, and there are times when the mere beauty of his style, as style,
  moves us to enthusiasm.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 369. N. 2, ’06. 420w.

  “As a tale of romantic adventure we have had hardly anything since
  Stevenson’s time so good as Mr. Quiller-Couch’s new story. The story
  as a whole, indeed, is so excellent of its kind that one wishes that
  the author had recast some parts of the book and subjected it to a
  severer test of his judgment as to construction, probability, and
  humor.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 84: 287. S. 29, ’06. 280w.

  “Sometimes the changeling in ‘Q’ gets the better of the romancer, and
  the farce, delightful in itself, strikes a jarring note in such an
  environment. Apart from this blemish, we have nothing but praise for a
  story which is not only ‘Q’s’ finest achievement, but one which must
  stand very near the work of the greatest of the romantics.”

  + + – =Spec.= 97: 790. N. 17, ’06. 370w.

  “For ingenuity of plot and unconventionality of adventure the book is
  in a class by itself. His work never descends to vulgarity or claptrap
  excitement. For he is an artist.”

    + + =World To-Day.= 11: 1221. N. ’06. 120w.


=Coudert, Frederick René.= Addresses, historical—political—sociological.
**$2.50. Putnam.

      + =Cath. World.= 82: 829. Mr. ’06. 400w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 89. Ja. ’06. 60w.

  “Mr. Coudert was a man of broad and deep culture, thoroughly
  acquainted with the literature of France, Spain, and Germany, and
  possessing a lucid, graceful, and effective English style.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 50. Ja. 16, ’06. 270w.


=Cowan, Rev. Henry.= John Knox, the hero of the Scottish reformation,
1505–1572. **$1.35. Putnam.

  “The index in Cowan is admirable; that in Macmillan is almost
  worthless. The work by Cowan is the more scholarly, the more unbiased,
  and the more valuable.” Eri. B. Hulbert.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 353. Ap. ’06. 480w.

  “Dr. Cowan’s work is less a piece of detraction or of eulogy than a
  plain narrative of events, with occasional comment upon the main
  issues which claimed Knox’s effort.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 288. Ap. 6, ’06. 210w.


=Cox, Isaac Joslin=, ed. Journeys of La Salle and his companions. 2v.
**$2. Barnes.

  The latest issue of the “Trail makers” series. The work includes
  translations from the memoirs of Tonty, Membré, Hennepin, Douay, Le
  Clercq, Joutel, and Jean Cavelier, besides minor sketches and an
  introduction.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “An admirable supplement to the formal story of American history and
  exploration, giving us cheap reprints of the personal narratives of
  the early discoverers and travellers, most of which are long out of
  print and comparatively inaccessible in the libraries.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 382. Ap. 06. 90w.

        =Dial.= 40: 203. Mr. 16, ’06. 50w.

      + =Nation.= 83: 142. Ag. 16, ’06. 220w.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 68. F. 3, ’06. 660w.

  “Some of these narratives have been difficult of access, and certainly
  they all abound in stirring adventure and incident.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 93. Ja. 13, ’06. 220w.


=Cox, Kenyon.= Old masters and new: essays in art criticism. **$1.50.
Fox.

  “Amounting to a general view of the course of art since the sixteenth
  century.”

      + =Reader.= 7: 563. Ap. ’06. 350w.


=Craigie, Mrs. Pearl Mary Teresa Richards (John Oliver Hobbes, pseud.).=
Dream and the business. †$1.50. Appleton.

  Mrs. Craigie’s posthumous novel. “There are six main figures in the
  book,—Firmalden, the Nonconformist minister, and his sister; the Roman
  Catholic Lord Marlesford and his wife; Lessard, the musician, and Miss
  Nannie Cloots, the actress. Among these six the game of love is played
  with immense confusion.” (Spec.) “The story is one of dreams and of
  disillusions; it fits its title better than it does the text from
  which the title is taken. To the meaning of the latter, as made
  obvious by the context, it seems scarcely to adhere.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “We close it with the feeling that here is a fine novel marred by the
  old lack of sympathetic interest in human nature.”

    + – =Acad.= 71: 197. S. 1, ’06. 1950w.

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 266. S. 8. 450w.

  “Under her customary lightness of manner the tone is full of grave
  sincerity, but this does not mean that the story is a tract—far from
  it!—or that it is dull. On the contrary, her workmanship has never
  been more careful or her good sayings more abundant.” Mary Moss.

      + =Bookm.= 24: 382. D. ’06. 890w.

  “The author’s skill in describing the play of light and shadow on the
  surface of character, her French firmness and lightness of touch, the
  abundance of epigram and delicately elegant phrase, and the keenness
  of her observation, in which mingles a slight dash of kindly cynicism,
  make up a fine story.”

      + =Cath. World.= 84: 406. D. ’06. 480w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1347. D. 6, ’06. 550w.

  “The characterization, acute enough up to a point, constantly breaks
  down through the writer’s becoming more interested in the conversation
  than in the people. She lays herself open to the reproach of talking
  through her characters instead of letting them talk.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 297. Ag. 31, ’06. 1310w.

  “It may well enough stand as her monument, for it suggests everything
  characteristic in her substance and manner.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 352. O. 25, ’06. 930w.

  “Although, as we think, its characters do not measure up to their
  creator’s conception of them, and although we are sometimes dragged
  rather than swept along with the narrative, the ability of the novel
  is of so high an order that we agree with Mr. Choate in his belief
  that it ‘will be another laurel’ in its writer’s ‘well-won crown.’”

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 684. O. 20, ’06. 1320w.

  “Its chief charm, alike from the development of a double plot, which
  is so delicately conceived and carried out with so much artistic
  finish as to obscure the end before the end comes, lies in the
  vitality of its characters and their consistently preserved
  personalities.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 801. D. 1, ’06. 170w.

  “The book is in many ways the best that Mrs. Craigie has written. It
  is riper, maturer, firmer. It exhibits a more vivid grasp of things.
  Much of the pain which strove in her earlier books to hide itself
  under a mask of flippancy is mercifully gone.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 102: 301. S. 8, ’06. 1150w.

  “Will not, we think, add to the reputation of Mrs. Craigie; but it
  will not detract from it. It is a fair example of her strength and her
  weakness.”

  + + – =Spec.= 97: 369 S. 15, ’06. 770w.


=Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa (Richards) (John Oliver Hobbes, pseud.).=
Flute of Pan. †$1.50. Appleton.

  “It should be safe to predict success for the comedy.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 286. Mr. ’06. 240w.

  “The whole story is told in the vein of comedy, and is but a trifling
  performance.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 18. Ja. 1, ’06. 250w.

  “It is moderately amusing. The reader with a small purse might
  hesitate, however, before putting out his $1.50. for it.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 172. F. 3, ’06. 500w.


=Cram, Ralph Adams.= Impressions of Japanese architecture and the allied
arts. **$2. Baker.

  “To our mind the most important chapter in it is that dealing with
  Japanese sculpture. We do not remember any work in which its subject
  is so well and instructively handled.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 557. My. 5. 800w.

  “The general reader as well as students of this subject will find Mr.
  Cram’s book interesting and instructive.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 89. Ja. ’06. 20w.

    + + =Critic.= 49: 90. Jl. ’06. 220w.

  “The essays that make up this volume are thoughtful and
  discriminating.” Frederick W. Gookin.

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 192. Mr. 16, ’06. 870w.

  “It is the work of a man who finds perfected Japanese designs as
  nearly supreme as any decorative art in the world can be. A book of
  extreme subtlety of thought, which is increased by the strongly
  religious turn that all Mr. Cram’s reasoning is apt to take.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 164. F. 22, ’06. 800w.

  “A keen analysis, interestingly written, of the beauties of Japanese
  architecture.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 123. Ja. ’06. 70w.


=Cram, Ralph Adams.= Ruined abbeys of Great Britain. **$2.50. Pott.

        =N. Y. Times.= 10: 927. D. 30, ’05. 150w.

  “For the book generally we have nothing but praise. It is a pity,
  however, that Mr. Cram did not use more moderation of language in his
  introduction.”

  + + – =Spec.= 97: 792. N. 17, ’06. 220w.


=Crane, Aaron Martin.= Right and wrong thinking and their results.
**$1.40. Lothrop.

  The undreamed-of possibilities which man may achieve thru his own
  mental control.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Crane’s argument is both skilful and convincing.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 315. Mr. 10, ’06. 270w.

  “A forceful monograph.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 509. Ap. ’06. 50w.


=Crapsey, Algernon Sidney.= Religion and politics. **$1.25. Whittaker.

  A series of thirteen sermons, delivered before the author’s own
  congregation which discuss “society as politically and
  ecclesiastically organized, from the point of view of the religion of
  Christ as conceived by the author.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “All this, however, is incidental. The book is an excellent popular
  treatment of the subject of the relation between church and state,
  going most originally into the profoundest questions as to the nature
  of each, and giving a most excellent historical resume of their
  relations.” Ralph Albertson.

    + + =Arena.= 36: 109. Jl. ’06. 2450w.

  Reviewed by George Hodges.

        =Atlan.= 97: 415. Mr. ’06. 280w.

  “On matters of politics and industry, as well as history, and on the
  spirit of American institutions, and on the church as the incarnation
  of that spirit ... on all such themes this will be found a simple yet
  stimulating book, brave and persuasive, conferring dignity upon the
  writer, transferring worth unto the reader, a book of dear ideas that
  may be cheaply had (by us) but never cheaply practiced.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 514. Mr. 1, ’06. 480w.

  “It cannot, however, be regarded as a contribution of original value
  to the subject. In spite of its plea for science, it seems to be the
  product of the writer’s inner consciousness rather than his
  investigations.”

    – + =Outlook.= 81: 430. O. 21, ’05. 220w.


=Crawford, Francis Marion.= Fair Margaret a portrait. †$1.50. Macmillan.

  “It is always interesting, and told with the author’s deep knowledge
  of human nature, and his unvarying charm.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 1201. N. 18, ’05. 310w.

  “The story, if it does not rank with this popular author’s best work,
  is none the less very readable.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 758. D. 2. 170w.

  “If there were nothing else in this book than the portrait of the
  big-hearted, Junoesque, voluble French woman ... it would still be one
  of the books that Mr. Crawford might justly be very proud of.”
  Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + + =Bookm.= 22: 373. D. ’05. 450w.

  “The present addition to the Crawford library does not promise to
  dispute the position of the ‘Saracinesca’ series, though, like all of
  Mr. Crawford’s work, it belongs to the first-class of current
  fiction.”

    + + =Cath. World.= 82: 837. Mr. ’06. 390w.

  “The dialog has more than Mr. Crawford’s customary vivacity.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 111. Ja. 11, ’06. 330w.

  “Is extremely interesting, and there is some good character drawing in
  it.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 172. F. 3, ’06. 650w.

  “There is a certain skill in the construction, but the mechanism is
  always visible, and there is no character which really lives. The
  interest in the book lies rather in the shrewd comments and
  reflections with which the dialogue is interspersed.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 396. N. 17, ’05. 330w.

  “The story is told, too, in his own charmingly leisurely fashion, with
  many stops by the way to comment or analyze, and we confess to a
  distinct desire for its sequel.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 230. Ap. 7, ’06. 420w.

  “It is, by all odds, the best thing he has done within the last ten
  years.”

  + + + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 26. Ja. 6, ’06. 210w.

      + =Spec.= 96: 28. Ja. 6, ’06. 390w.


=Crawford, Francis Marion.= Lady of Rome. †$1.50. Macmillan.

  “It has for background the social life of Rome which he depicts so
  well, and deals chiefly with the character—or rather conscience—of
  Maria Montalto, which is sustained through many years and various
  crises by religious conviction, causing her to expiate her sin at some
  length, in fact from cover to cover. Expiations and religious scruples
  at such length might easily become irritating, but here the author has
  shown his skill by making Maria’s struggles not only far from
  wearisome but so far interesting that the reader is pleased to leave
  her in the last pages still a sensible woman, who believes in the
  reward of virtue.”—Acad.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The story is told well and smoothly, though without the deeply
  studied and vividly rendered psychology for which the characters give
  plenty of opportunity, so that they lack in some measure the vitality
  which such studies demand.”

    + – =Acad.= 71: 398. O. 20, ’06. 220w.

  “Maria ... fails to be as convincing as some of the slighter
  characters who are depicted with more of Mr. Crawford’s usual
  vitality.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 577. N. 10. 190w.

  “It belongs distinctly in the first rank of Mr. Crawford’s novels ...
  even if it does not attain the standard set by the Saracinesca
  trilogy.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + + =Bookm.= 24: 388. D. ’06. 780w.

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 360. O. 26, ’06. 420w.

      + =Nation.= 83: 417. N. 15, ’06. 260w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 861. D. 8, ’06. 620w.

  “Mr. Crawford’s usual freshness of invention seems to have deserted
  him in this story; but he is so skillful and thoroughly trained a
  novelist that he never fails to interest his readers. This story,
  however, cannot be ranked with his very successful ventures in
  fiction.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 712. N. 24, ’06. 200w.

  “Bears signs of forced activity and of hasty construction.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 522. O. 27, ’06. 170w.

    + – =Spec.= 97: 685. N. 3, ’06. 150w.


=Crawford, Francis Marion.= Salve Venetia: gleanings from history. 2v.
**$5. Macmillan.

    + + =Acad.= 70: 525. Je. 2, ’06. 730w.

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 223. F. 24. 1090w.

  “We have the raw material of history, slowly amassed or laboriously
  epitomized by others, treated mainly from the artist’s point of view,
  end dexterously, though never dishonestly, manipulated, so as to
  produce the best scenic effect.”

      + =Atlan.= 97: 556. Ap. ’06. 820w.

  “It is very readable, and, needless to say, abounds in
  picturesqueness.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 380. Ap. ’06. 110w.

      + =Ind.= 59: 1543. D. 28, ’05. 300w.

  “These two volumes need no pictures to make them attractive to their
  readers.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 72. Mr. 2, ’06. 1400w.

  “These volumes ... are neither history nor romance, but a blend of
  both. If we judge them as history, their value is small; as romance
  they are entertaining.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 249. Mr. 22, ’06. 920w.

  “The volumes are filled with data, description, episode, and anecdote
  drawn from noted monographs and arranged, retold, and commented on
  with that fine historical insight, that superb grasp of materialistic
  and spiritual significance, that poetic charm of narrative which have
  made this author’s ‘Ave Roma immortalis’ and ‘Rulers of the South’
  valuable contributions to history and pleasant books to read.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 112. F. 24, ’06. 1950w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 860. Ag. 11, ’06. 700w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 121. Ja. ’06. 90w.

  “Is not the equal of its predecessor: it is less profound, less
  picturesque, less well written; it should have been more fascinating,
  it is less so. We can commend the book from beginning to end as a
  faithful and fascinating picture of the story of Venice.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 101: 177. F. 10, ’06. 870w.

    + + =Spec.= 96: 872. Je. 2, ’06. 1230w.


=Crawford, Francis Marion.= Southern Italy and Sicily and the rulers of
the South; with 100 original drawings by Henry Brokman. *$2.50.
Macmillan.

  “It is well written and lively, but is the work of a novelist rather
  than an historian, with many positive mistakes, not to speak of
  omissions and oversights.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 863. D. 23. 140w.

  “It is an entirely charming and fascinating chapter of history written
  by one who, while full of the noblest spirit of romance, is yet
  soberly devoted to fact, who while recognizing and employing the
  canons of practical exposition does not shrink from the use of that
  poetical language which alone can illumine the stirring epics of the
  history of South Italy.”

        + Sat. R. 101: 84. Ja. 20, ’06. 250w.


Creed of Christ. *$1.25. Lane.

  “The work contains seven chapters which are devoted to a consideration
  of ‘The sayings of Christ,’ ‘Phariseeism,’ ‘God the Lawgiver,’ ‘God
  the Father,’ ‘The kingdom of God,’ ‘Apparent failure,’ and ‘Final
  triumph.’ We have never known a work in which the line has been drawn
  so clearly and strikingly between the letter that killeth and the
  spirit that maketh alive as in this book.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “That he is a man of broad mental vision, of rich imagination and of
  deep spiritual intuition is clearly revealed in the work, which seems
  to us to be pregnant with the seeds of a spiritual renaissance. We
  could heartily wish that this volume could be placed in the hands of
  every truth-loving and sincerely religious man and woman in the land.”

    + + =Arena.= 35: 100. Ja. ’06. 640w.

  Reviewed by George Hodges.

        =Atlan.= 97: 417. Mr. ’06. 320w.

  “The author has made an interesting book; but he has made it by
  confounding Hebraism with Pharisaism; by forgetting that Jesus Christ
  was a Jew—the reformer, not the repudiator, of the religion of his
  people; its spiritual interpreter, and so its defender, not its
  enemy.”

    + – =Outlook.= 81: 569. N. 4, ’05. 1950w.

  “Is written with more than ordinary vigor and knowledge of the facts
  of everyday living.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 126. Ja. ’06. 40w.

  “A really remarkable and original book.”

    + + =Spec.= 94: 751. My. 20, ’05. 330w.


=Cripps, Arthur Shearly.= Magic casements. $1.25. Dutton.

  “The casements so Arthur Shearly Cripps tells us, look outward upon a
  ‘beautiful and restless England,’ look inward upon ‘her many-coloured
  faith.’ The magic we can aver is the tinge of imagination, the glamour
  of romance which he has succeeded in throwing over the little
  happenings of which we catch fleeting glimpses through those
  casements.” (N. Y. Times.) “A man escapes by the hanging of a dead
  bear instead of him: an old woman who goes to pray for her son loses
  her offering, and sees a true miracle, to the horror and instant
  conversion of a wicked priest, who was about to show her a false one
  for somebody else’s money; a a gold coin looks up in the face of a
  person who likes gold coins too much. These things are attractive and
  there is a touch of power in ‘The orb of terror,’ and ‘Dead in April’;
  of beauty in ‘The black-faced lamb,’ and in the end of ‘Crimson for
  snow-white.’” (Lond. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Cripps has made a pretty success out of indifferent material.”

    + – =Acad.= 69: 1264. D. 2, ’06. 320w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 359. O. 27, ’06. 280w.

  “The coloring in these bits of writing is of too opalescent a sort to
  win great popularity.”

  – – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 441. Jl. 7, ’06. 220w.


=Crocker, Francis Bacon, and Wheeler, Schuyler Skaats.= Management of
electrical machinery. *$1. Van Nostrand.

  A thoroly revised and enlarged edition of the practical management of
  dynamos and motors.


=Crockett, Samuel Rutherford.= Cherry ribband: a novel. †$1.50. Barnes.

  “It differs from his usual types in a touch of something deeper and
  more spiritual.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 641. N. 11. 160w.

  “The book deserves well of the reader, albeit it is little more than a
  replica of earlier ones.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 153. Mr. 1, ’06. 120w.

    + – =Ind.= 59: 1349. D. 7, ’05. 400w.

  “Mr. Crockett does not seem to have advanced in his art, but ‘The
  cherry ribband’ will satisfy his public.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 145. F. 3, ’06. 130w.


=Crockett, Samuel Rutherford.= Fishers of men. †$1.50. Appleton.

  The missionary of Mr. Crockett’s Edinburgh slum district is a man who
  in a “beautifully human, devoted, and non-pietistical way, is shown
  among the burglars and toughs of Edinburgh’s Cowgate. The hero of the
  story is a lad who has the advantages of a high-class finishing school
  in artistic burglary, but insists on turning out straight and square;
  and some of the most interesting scenes are in a boys’ reformatory.”
  (Outlook.)

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  “Mr. Crockett’s latest book is full of his good qualities.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 509. Ap. 28. 320w.

    + – =Critic.= 48: 474. My. ’06. 80w.

  “Abundance of exciting incident (sometimes close to melodrama), a
  well-sustained plot, shrewd characterization, and genial humor all
  combine to make this book one of the most entertaining that Mr.
  Crockett has ever written.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 264. Ap. 16, ’06. 190w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 142. Mr. 10, ’06. 240w.

  “Altogether a badly constructed, but decidedly readable book.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 618. Mr. 17, ’06. 170w.


=Crook, Rev. Isaac.= Earnest expectation. *50c. Meth. bk.

  Eight sermons “suggested by many of the rarest hearers as well as the
  finest preachers in Methodism.”


=Crooke, William.= Things Indian: interesting and entertaining
information in regard to India by a former member of the Bengal civil
service. *$3. Scribner.

  A volume belonging to the series including “Things Chinese,” and
  “Things Japanese.” “It might well be called a ‘Cyclopedia of India,’
  for it is divided alphabetically into subjects varying from
  agriculture at the beginning, through barasaul guns, caste,
  juggernaut, opium, tree worship, to writing. It covers a great deal of
  ground, and contains a vast deal of seemingly intimate knowledge of
  India.” (N. Y. Times.)

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  “It deals with a vast variety of subjects pleasantly throughout, and
  in many cases supplying useful information: in others the treatment is
  inadequate.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 576. My. 11. 320w.

  “As a book of reference ‘Things Indian’ will take its place beside
  Yule and Burnell in the revolving bookcase.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 127. Ap. 6, ’06. 320w.

  “A wider circle of subjects, more intimate acquaintance with Sanskrit
  literature, and Mr. Crooke’s unrivalled knowledge of India as it is
  would produce a work of very great value.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 468. Je. 7. ’06. 500w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 342. My. 26, ’06. 80w.

  “A valuable book for traveler, student, or reader.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 288. Je. 2, ’06. 120w.

  Reviewed by F. A. Steel.

      – =Sat. R.= 102: 199. Ag. 18, ’06. 560w.


=Crosby, Ernest.= Garrison the non-resistant. 50c. Public pub. co.

  “There are present in this work the moral uplift and inspiring
  elements that render a book vital. It is a little volume that should
  be placed in the hands of young people everywhere.”

    + + =Arena.= 35: 446. Ap. ’06. 240w.

  “Apart from these possible flaws, however, Mr. Crosby has written a
  wholesome book for the times, and we hope that it will have a wide
  reading.”

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 95. F. 1, ’06. 310w.

  “It is not, however, structurally organic. In the personal narrative
  there are several minor errors of fact.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 54. Ja. 18, ’06. 200w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 249. F. 24, ’06. 220w.


=Crosby, Oscar Terry.= Tibet and Turkestan: a journey through old lands
and a study of new conditions. **$2.50. Putnam.

  The journey of exploration thru central Asia made in 1903 by Mr.
  Crosby in company with Capt. Ferdinand Anginieur of the French army
  furnishes much of the material for his “stirring tale of adventure and
  still more stirring record of wrongs.... [He] tears off with pitiless
  hand the thinly decent covering which ‘political necessity’ threw over
  the Lhasa affair, and exposes that affair in its naked simplicity.”
  The book is fully illustrated.

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    + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 175. Jl. ’06. 310w.

  “We cannot rate Mr. Crosby’s book high, although we can readily
  understand that it may be useful and informing to the American
  reader.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 419. Ap. 7. 380w.

  “The narrative is particularly attractive and valuable wherein he
  brings out the rival relation of the Russians and the British.” John
  W. Foster.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 543. Ap. ’06. 100w.

  “A book at once readable and disappointing.”

    + – =Bookm.= 33: 339. My. ’06. 370w.

  “With its text, index, and brand-new map, it is a revelation of the
  new Asia of railways and telegraphs.” W. E. Griffis.

      + =Critic.= 48: 372. Ap. ’06. 360w.

  “Mr. Crosby’s description of the countries named is familiar, and his
  discussion of the political aspect is independent.” H. E. Coblentz.

      + =Dial.= 40: 234. Ap. 1, ’06. 310w.

  “There is much of interest in the narrative of his trip. Many of his
  views are quite novel.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 873. Ap. 12, ’06. 160w.

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 216. F. 10, ’06. 110w.

    + – =Nation.= 82: 81. Ja. 25, ’06. 880w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 749. N. 4, ’05. 330w.

    + + =Outlook.= 81: 838. D. 2, ’05. 110w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 410. Mr. 31, ’06. 260w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 253. F. ’06. 110w.


=Crosland, Thomas William Hodgson.= Wild Irishman. **$1.25. Appleton.

  “One expects of him bitter sarcasm and finds on the whole kindly
  appreciation.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 189. F. ’06. 130w.


=Crothers, Samuel McChord.= Endless life. **75c. Houghton.

  The will of the late George T. Ingersoll provides for an annual
  lecture on “the immortality of man.” Mr. McChord, chosen to deliver
  the 1905 address, cites the case neither of the primitive man nor of
  the average modern man, avoiding a “jungle growth of superstition” on
  the one hand, and a region of indifference on the other, but of the
  simple man who is viewed in contrast to the man of highly specialized
  intelligence. The relation of ethical idealism to future life is
  discussed.

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  “The book is a healthful consideration of a universally interesting
  topic, presenting old and familiar matter with clearness and
  suggestiveness.” Henry M. Bowden.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 555. Jl. ’06. 80w.

  Reviewed by H. W. Boynton.

        =Critic.= 48: 458. My. ’06. 60w.

      + =Lit. D.= 31: 957. D. 23, ’05. 970w.

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 127. Ap. 6, ’06. 320w.

  “His volume is an interpretation of life by a seer.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 716. Mr. 24, ’06. 120w.


=Crothers, Samuel McChord.= Pardoner’s wallet. **$1.25. Houghton.

  These ten essays by the author of “The gentle reader” offer
  indulgences for such sins as those of omission, of necessarily
  slighted work, of doing more than is expected of one, and of
  unreasonable virtues. He deals with the “foibles, peccadillos,
  fallacies and the prejudices” of mankind with a subtle but always
  kindly humor, and never fails to make his moral purpose responsible
  for the friendly arraignment. The undertone of the book sounds a note
  of gentle manners and broad charity.

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  “He shoots very straight, although he does not employ a deadly kind of
  ammunition.”

      + =Cath. World.= 82: 116. Ap. ’06. 250w

  “Mr. Crothers is less whimsical, but hardly less effective, than in
  ‘The gentle reader.’” H. W. Boynton.

      + =Critic.= 48: 457. My. ’06. 650w.

  “Finally, Dr. Crothers, to use the language of a brother divine,
  belongs to that best class of essayists who ‘clarify life by gentle
  illumination and lambent humor.’”

      + =Dial.= 40: 22. Ja. 1, ’06. 430w.

  “Like its predecessor, is altogether delightful reading.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 454. Mr. 24, ’06. 160w.

  “All the essays are well written.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 200. Mr. 8, ’06. 220w.

  “In that most genial and delightful style of which he is master Doctor
  Crothers has written a series of essays in which the connecting thread
  is a kindly judgment of human peccadillos.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 60. Ja. 13, ’06. 400w.


=Crowley, Mary Catherine.= In treaty with honor. †$1.50. Little.

  The historic setting of this tale is the struggle of French Canada for
  independence in 1837. A young volunteer of Irish birth, French
  education and United States citizenship and his comrade, a Polish
  aristocrat fight the same battles, share thrilling adventures and love
  the same winsome Jacquette. In the end one gives up his life for his
  country’s cause and the other wins the heroine.

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      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 743. N. 10, ’06. 230w.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 678. N. 17, ’06. 100w.


=Crowther, Samuel, jr., and Ruhl, A.= Rowing and Track athletics. **$2.
Macmillan.

  A double volume in which the first subject is treated by Mr. Crowther
  and the second by Mr. Ruhl appears in the “American sportsman’s
  library.” “The treatment of rowing is largely historical, several
  chapters being devoted to the origin and development of collegiate
  rowing in the United States. The exposition of track athletics gives a
  convenient résumé of all the important records made in this branch of
  athletics during recent years.” (R. of Rs.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Nature.= 73: 605. Ap. 26, ’06. 490w.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 265. Ap. 21, ’06. 460w.

  “In fact, the book is a history of athletics in America, so clearly
  and intelligently written that the layman may catch much of the
  professional’s enthusiasm.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 123. Ja. 27, ’06. 130w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 511. Ap. ’06. 70w.

  “The somewhat dry statistics of track athletics in America are made
  readable by the excellence of the style in which the events are
  described by Mr. A. Ruhl.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 368. Mr. 24, ’06. 1040w.


=Culbertson, Anne Virginia.= Banjo talks. $1. Bobbs.

  “These include a captivating variety of themes, touched with
  considerable originality in dialect, idiom, and orthography.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 288. Mr. ’06. 30w.


=Cuppy, Hazlitt Alva=, ed. Our own times: a continuous history of the
twentieth century. *$3. J. A. Hill & co., New York.

  The aim of this enterprise is to furnish each year a clear, concise
  compendium of the twelvemonth’s record, doing yearly what Dr. Albert
  Shaw does monthly in his Review of reviews. The initial volume,
  prepared by Bonnister Merwin touches upon the main conditioning forces
  of the world’s activity to-day. The book is provided with maps and
  also with many full-page half-tones of important personages and
  noteworthy events.

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  “That every reference library must have the series goes without
  saying. Dr. Cuppy should have the hearty gratitude of every literary
  worker.” A. W. S.

  + + + =Am. J. Soc.= 11: 428. N. ’05. 820w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “We have tested it at a number of points and have found it adequate
  and just in its treatment and comprehensive in its view.”

  + + + =Bookm.= 23: 218. Ap. ’06. 310w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The whole not only forms an invaluable compendium of the year’s
  record, clear, concise, and reliable, but possesses a certain charm of
  style and literary grace that lend to the history the interest of a
  story.” Gerhardt C. Mars.

  + + + =Pub. Opin.= 39: 859. D. 30, ’05. 760w. (Review of v. 1.)


=Curry, Charles Emerson.= Electromagnetic theory of light, pt. I. *$4.
Macmillan.

  “Dr. Curry’s account of the electromagnetic theory of light promises
  to be very useful to students of mathematical physics, for whom no
  English book of exactly similar scope is at present available.... This
  first part deals with such phenomena of light as can be fully
  explained by the beautiful theory of Clerk Maxwell, whilst the second
  part is to treat of those cases in which that theory has hitherto
  failed to yield a satisfactory explanation.”—Sat. R.

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  “The author has fallen into the error, only too common, of not
  confining himself within any definite limits. The author’s treatment
  is adequate for the most part, but we are not much impressed by it;
  his mathematics are heavy, of the ‘sledge-hammer’ order, but they are
  stronger than his physics.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 440. S. 30. 1700w. (Review of pt. 1.)

  “The work is purely theoretical, and in some chapters has no obvious
  pertinency to known facts.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 98. Ag. 2, ’06. 100w. (Review of pt. 1.)

    + + =Nature.= 73: 316. F. 1, ’06. 930w. (Review of pt. 1.)

  “The mathematician will find its pages at once lucid and accurate.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 99: 676. My. 20, ’05. 370w. (Review of pt. 1.)

  “A book unnecessarily abstract, which, while entirely modern in
  treatment, and sufficiently cognizant of recent theoretical
  discussions, is out of touch with the experimental side of the
  science.” C. E. M.

  + + – =Science=, n.s. 23: 385. Mr. 9, ’06. 390w. (Review of pt. 1.)

      + =Spec.= 95: 155. Jl. 29, ’05. 50w. (Review of pt. 1.)


=Curtis, David A.= Stand pat; or, Poker stories from the Mississippi.
$1.50. Page.

  The little town of Brownsville, Arkansas, furnishes the setting for
  Mr. Curtis’ twenty poker stories. Long Mike, Gallagher, the man with
  one eye only, and Stumpy figure thruout the sketches, and the
  characterizations are chiefly of this card quartette so mis-matched in
  sporting proclivities.

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  “It is a pleasant volume for casual reading.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 285. S. ’06. 80w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 379. Je. 9, ’06. 100w.


=Curtis, Edward.= Nature and health: a popular treatise on the hygiene
of the person and the home. *$1.25. Holt.

  How to claim “the priceless boon of health, happiness and the
  usefulness of years,” is discussed according to late enlightenment on
  the subject of hygiene. The chapters consider breathing, eating,
  drinking, drugging for delectation, seeing, hearing, clothing,
  bathing, disposing of waste, disinfecting, exercising the body,
  exercising the mind, sleeping and waking, working and playing, and
  living and dying.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “This is a particularly excellent manual.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 95. Jl. ’06. 60w.

  “It is full of good advice and usually in striking form.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 261. Ag. 2, ’06. 50w.

  “For those who must read about their health, there is no better book
  than this, with its clarion call back to nature.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 815. O. 4, ’06. 670w.

  “Now and again there are signs that he is a bit of a ‘faddist,’ but
  notwithstanding this his book may be heartily commended to the lay
  reader desirous of leading a sane, clean, wholesome life.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 492. Mr. 31, ’06. 150w.

  “The style of the writing is easy and unconventional, possibly at
  times a little too colloquial.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 280. Ap. 5, ’06. 130w.

  “One can dip into it here and there, and be certain always of finding
  something worth while told succintly, with a dry wit that like the
  claws of a burr makes it stick.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 228. Ap. 7, ’06. 170w.

  “Delightful treatise.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 445. Ap. 7, ’06. 90w.

  “The book as a whole is characterized by accuracy of statement, clear
  discussion, and practical suggestion, and it is a welcome contribution
  to an important subject.” J. E. Raycroft.

      + =School R.= 14: 616. O. ’06. 140w.


=Curtis, Newton Martin.= From Bull Run to Chancellorsville: the story of
the Sixteenth New York infantry with personal reminiscences. **$2.
Putnam.

  In sketching the movements of the Sixteenth New York infantry from
  Bull Run to Chancellorsville there is also an amount of incidental
  information about northern New York organizations identified with the
  army of the Potomac. “The whole tendency of the narrative and of the
  comment which Gen. Curtis allows himself to make from time to
  time—with notable restraint and fairness—is to exalt the qualities of
  Gen. George B. McClellan as a commander of armies.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Few writers on events and conditions during the civil war have
  approached the subject with a better fund of historic information, and
  few have the vivid yet plain power of narration possessed by General
  Curtis.”

    + + =Dial.= 41: 284. N. 1, ’06. 240w.

  “Not only does Gen. Curtis write entertainingly, but he has also seen
  in good perspective the part played by his regiment in the campaigns
  and battles which he describes.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 284. O. 4, ’06. 130w.

  “It is not often that a book which sets out to tell the story and
  record the services of a single military organization results in a
  narrative so full of really and generally interesting matter. He
  writes like a man and a soldier not like an army clerk.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 621. O. 6, ’06. 1620w.

  “In addition to its value as material for full knowledge of military
  history of the Civil war, this book has also considerable interest in
  its personal narrative of camp and battle incidents. Here and there
  flashes of humor enliven the story.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 44. S. 1, ’06. 50w.


=Curtis, Olin Alfred.= Christian faith personally given in a system of
doctrine. *$2.50. Meth. bk.

  A book which claims simply to impart a vision of the Christian faith
  as an organic whole of doctrine. It is not dogmatic, does not attempt
  “to speak the final word.... The main clue to all can be found in one
  thing, namely, in the junction of the two ideas, personal
  responsibility and racial solidarity.” The introduction discusses man
  and the Christian religion, then follows a six part treatment of the
  system of doctrine.

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        =Outlook.= 82: 42. Ja. 6, ’06. 590w.

  “A book which very fairly represents the present drift away from
  dogmatism in American theology.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 32: 752. D. ’05. 80w.


=Curtis, William Eleroy.= Egypt, Burma and British Malaysia. **$2.
Revell.

  “This is the latest and best literary photograph of the contemporary
  British protectorates here so agreeably treated.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 93. Ja. ’06. 150w.

  “For the most part he gives us what we often need, recent and reliable
  information about distant lands.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 873. Ap. 12, ’06. 60w.


=Curtis, William Eleroy.= Modern India. **$2. Revell.

  Reviewed by John W. Foster.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 543. Ap. ’06. 160w.

  “Its statistics are recent, and the author evidently has the
  reporter’s instinct highly developed and a well-trained eye for the
  picturesque. On the other hand, his style is diffuse, his diction
  ‘journalese,’ and his inaccuracy amazing.” Louis H. Gray.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 339. My. ’06. 270w.

  “He tells us much that most books leave out. He helps us to adjust
  traditional notions to present-day reality.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 191. F. ’06. 250w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 873. Ap. 12, ’06. 60w.


=Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel, 1st baron.= Lord Curzon in
India: being a selection from his speeches as viceroy and
governor-general of India, 1898–1905. With a por., explanatory notes,
and an index, and with an introd. by Sir Thomas Raleigh. *$4. Macmillan.

  “Lord Curzon made more than 250 set speeches during his seven and a
  half years’ service as viceroy, of which some sixty are in Sir
  Thomas’s book. They refer to all sorts of subjects, from the
  Budget—seven budget speeches are given—to art, archaeology, education,
  the famine, irrigation, game, preservation, the plague, and
  temperance. Their interest to Americans is of the slightest, except as
  showing what manner of man Curzon is, who has reversed the usual
  course of events, and has served in the highest post under the British
  crown without having worked his way to it systematically.”—N. Y.
  Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Lord Curzon does not possess a good literary style.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 511. Ap. 28. 930w.

  “To the student, not only of history, but of sociology of the human
  atmosphere, so to speak, of the last decade, the book is deeply
  interesting and extremely suggestive.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 215. Jl. 26, ’06. 250w.

  “On the whole, however, it is the matter rather than the manner of the
  speeches that will interest the reader of this large volume.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 139. Ap. 20, ’06. 1220w.

  “His selected speeches are for those who have to reckon with him in
  domestic politics, and again for all libraries.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 427. My. 24, ’06. 90w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 332. My. 19, ’06. 310w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 342. My. 26, ’06. 160w.

  “Indispensable to those who would understand how England has developed
  her vast dependency.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 672. Jl. 21, ’06. 190w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 123. Jl. 06. 40w.

  “If there is much of self-confidence in this volume of speeches so
  full of rare charm, commanding eloquence and literary delights, it is
  the just confidence of a strong man armed and equipped at all points
  for the fray.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 102: 206. Ag. 18, ’06. 2020w.

  “Certainly no collection of speeches has been published for long so
  full of political wisdom and sustained at so high a level of style.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 869. Je. 2, ’06. 1650w.


=Cust, Lionel.= Royal collection of paintings at Buckingham palace and
Windsor castle; with an introd. and descriptive text. 2v. *$100.
Scribner.

  The benefits of King Edward’s recent movement to have the Royal art
  collection put in order, properly arranged, classified and cataloged
  are extended to the public through the medium of Mr. Cust’s
  magnificent two-volume work. There are one hundred and eight
  photogravures which illustrate masterpieces of the Italian, Dutch,
  Spanish, Flemish, German and English schools. The author furnishes an
  introduction and descriptive text which aid the illustrations in
  forming “a precious record of one of the finest collections of the
  world.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The public ... is certain to be grateful that the Royal commands have
  been so thoroughly and adequately executed by Mr. Lionel Cust.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 768. D. 2. 1350w. (Review of v. 1.)

  Reviewed by Royal Cortissoz.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 270. F. ’06. 360w.

        =Ind.= 60: 744. Mr. 29, ’06. 70w.

    + + =Int. Studio.= 27: 277. Ja. ’06. 750w.

  “A work which reflects great credit on all who have been concerned in
  its preparation.”

    + + =Int. Studio.= 29: 271. S. ’06. 520w. (Review of v. 2.)

    + + =Lond. Times.= 4: 428. D. 8, ’05. 1110w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The second of Mr. Cust’s two magnificent volumes on the King’s
  pictures is of even greater interest than the first.”

  + + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 256. Jl. 20, ’06. 1400w. (Review of v. 2.)

  + + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 465. Jl. 21, ’06. 1160w. (Review of v. 2.)
          (Reprinted from Lond. Times.)

    + + =Sat. R.= 102: 177. Ag. 11, ’06. 660w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “Useful and handsome publication.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 100: 628. N. 11, ’05. 1280w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “But though the work before us is open to criticism on these minor
  points, we have nothing but praise for the general result achieved.”

        + + – Spec. 96: 100. Ja. 20, ’06. 520w. (Review of v. 1.)


=Cust, Robert H. Hobart.= Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, hitherto usually
styled “Sodoma;” the man and the painter. *$6. Dutton.

  A “just and fair-minded picture” of the artist deals with question of
  name,—including the origin of nickname, “Sodoma”—date of birth and
  birthplace of Bazzi; gives an account of his early years and
  apprenticeship; and then turns to discussions of his frescoes and
  paintings, his visits to Rome, and his fame and fortune. The book is
  equipped with notes, and numerous illustrations in photogravure which
  have been selected to aid the student in following the artist’s
  development.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Cust’s book is a welcome and valuable addition to the existing
  literature relating to this fascinating painter.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 475. My. 19, ’06. 1390w.

  “With lawyer-like acuteness he weighs the evidence on either side
  before he pronounces judgment.”

    + + =Int. Studio.= 27: 371. Je. ’06. 250w.

  “Persons interested in Italian art will read the book with pleasure,
  in spite of a somewhat heavy style and a superabundance of notes.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 94. Mr. 16, ’06. 1530w.

  “A treatise which is practically exhaustive. Mr. Cust’s style
  throughout is clear and simple, and, in treating of artistic matters,
  he eschews the terminology of the modern scientific school.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 392. My. 10, ’06. 630w.

  “It is a fascinating volume, and will even hold the attention of the
  lay reader who has a keenness for the episodic drama of history and
  biography.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 303. My. 12, ’06. 900w.

  “Even if Mr. Cust seems a little too enthusiastic about the subject of
  his book, his work is an interesting contribution to the literature of
  Renaissance art.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: sup. 1011. Je. 30, ’06. 200w.


=Cutler, James Elbert.= Lynch law: an investigation into the history of
lynching in the U. S. **$1.50. Longmans.

  “The book is not only henceforth the authority on the subject, it is
  also a good example of a rational and scientific historical method.”
  Albert Bushnell Hart.

  + + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 425. Ja. ’06. 1100w.

  Reviewed by Alvin S. Johnson.

    + + =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 139. Mr. ’06. 750w.

  “The general line of treatment is wholly satisfactory and eminently
  fair. The book is a contribution and is a good example of the
  scientific historical method.” Charles H. Ambler.

  + + – =Yale R.= 15: 100. My. ’06. 1380w.


                                   D


=Dale, Thomas F.= Fox. $1.75. Longmans.

  A recent volume in the “Fur, feather and fin series,” whose general
  aim is to treat the fowl, fish or beast under consideration from the
  standpoint of its natural history, its capture and its food value.
  “The present volume gives not only its natural but its psychological
  history adequately for the first time, and in a way that should
  attract all those interested in the question of the extent of animal
  intelligence.” (N. Y. Times.) The following headings suggest the
  extent of the treatment: The natural history of the fox, The education
  of the fox, The mind of the fox, How to preserve foxes, Home and
  haunts of the fox, The hunted fox, The fox as a captive, The fox as an
  outlaw, The fox in fable, Cousin Jack, The fox and his fur, and
  Hunting the fox.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Had Mr. Dale kept within his proper limits, we should have had
  nothing but commendation to bestow upon his work.”

    – + =Nature.= 74: 79. My. 24, ’06. 200w.

  “Openly stating his sympathetic appreciation of the animal, the author
  proceeds with his study, combining faithful observation that carries
  conviction with it and all the compelling interest of a romance.”
  Mabel Osgood Wright.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 405. Je. 23, ’06. 540w.

  “It is in short a capital monograph, and will be read with interest we
  are sure not only by those who delight in the sport of fox-hunting,
  but also by every lover of natural history.”

      + =Sat. R.= 102: 118. Jl. 28, ’06. 580w.

  “Though this book on ‘The fox’ does not quite come up to the standard
  of certain of its predecessors, every one who cares about fox-hunting
  should read it. It would have been better had the natural history of
  the fox been entrusted to a zoölogist.”

    + – =Spec.= 97: 18. Jl. 7, ’06. 600w.


=Dale, Thomas F.= Polo, past and present. *$3.75. Scribner.

  “The selection of this book dealing with the polo of the remote past
  might it seems to us well have been omitted. Has written on the whole
  an excellent book, and we can thoroughly recommend it to all
  interested in perhaps the most fascinating game that was ever
  invented.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 101: 402. Mr. 31, ’06. 470w.


=Dana, John Cotton.= Notes on bookbinding for libraries. 75c. Library
bureau, Chicago.

  “The problem with which this book deals is purely a library problem.
  It makes no pretence of contributing anything to the art or craft of
  book making; its aim is to give to librarians such an elementary
  knowledge of this craft that they may intelligently decide on the
  methods and materials that are best adapted to their needs. The point
  of view is purely the economic one—how shall the library bind its
  books so as to secure the largest possible service at the least
  cost.”—Nation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  Reviewed by Henry E. Bliss.

  + + + =Library J.= 31: C130. Ag. ’06. 1530w.

  + + – =Library J.= 31: 738. O. ’06. 950w.

  “Library commissions are recommending it, and it is likely to become
  the standard text book on library binding in summer schools,
  apprentice classes, and in the more elementary of the regular library
  schools.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 224. S. 13, ’06. 320w.


=Dana, John Cotton, and Kent, Henry W.= Literature of libraries in the
17th and 18th centuries. 6v. *$12. McClurg.

  Two volumes of this series of six have made their appearance. One of
  them is “The duties and qualifications of a librarian: a discourse
  pronounced in the general assembly of the Sorbonne, December 23, 1870,
  by Jean-Baptiste Cotton des Houssayes, to which have been prefaced an
  introduction and bibliographical note.” The other introduction is “The
  reformed librarie-keeper. or two copies of letters concerning the
  place and office of librarie-keeper” by John Dury. with a biographical
  sketch of this Presbyterian divine of the sixteenth century.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A collection that should be studied by all library workers, and that
  might well be read by any student of educational and intellectual
  history.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 228. S. 13, ’06. 780w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)

        =Putnam’s.= 1: 252. N. ’06. 100w.


=Daniel, James Walter.= Maid of the foothills; or, Missing links in the
story of reconstruction. $1.50. Neale.

  It has been the aim of the author to depict the spirit of the times
  truthfully, and to give proper place to the importance of the
  Red-shirt movement which severed the shackles of a bound populace. The
  story treats of the grim humor of the oppressed citizens, the heroism
  of Southern women in that period of severest trial and oppression, and
  shows the infamous deeds and evil spirit of Southern men who joined
  the hosts of carpet-baggers and helped them to bleed the prostrate
  state.


=Darrow, Clarence S.= Eye for an eye. †$1.50. Fox.

  Jim Jackson who tells the tale of his crime the night before the
  expiation of his guilt, is one of those unfortunate “submerged tenth”
  victims of negative circumstances. Not with the spirit of resentment
  but of discouragement over never having had a chance in life, Jim
  tells his story with a mildness that “is a more severe arraignment of
  social conditions than the fiercest tirades could be.” (Bookm.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “If to create an illusion, to attain the effect aimed at, completely
  and entirely, is literary art, then Mr. Darrow’s work is literary art
  of the highest, in spite of an apparent neglect of all the canons of
  literary art.” Grace Isabel Colbron.

    + – =Bookm.= 22: 629. F. ’06. 420w.


=Dauncey, Mrs. Campbell.= Englishwoman in the Philippines. *$3.50.
Dutton.

  “This is a series of letters written by an Englishwoman during a stay
  of nine months in the Philippine islands, and they are full of those
  definite details of living which satisfy the curiosity and give
  precision, without any special attempt at style, the innumerable
  phases of a life so foreign as to be interesting in all its
  commonplaces: they describe the climate and scenery, the costumes of
  the natives, their houses, their occupations, amusements, politics,
  religion. And they abound in criticisms of the American
  administration, indeed of everything American.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “If [the great American people] read Mrs. Campbell Dauncey’s
  penetrating but not unkindly criticisms in the proper spirit, her book
  for them will be of real service. To the British reader it will appeal
  as a notable contribution to Pacific literature, worthy, at a
  reasonable interval, to be placed on the same shelf with Stevenson’s
  ‘South sea studies.’”

    + + =Acad.= 71: 396. O. 20, ’06. 1210w.

  “Barring several ludicrous blunders thus almost wilfully made, the
  letters stick with great faithfulness to conditions as personally
  observed, and have the touch which comes from direct observation.” H.
  Parker Willis.

    + – =Dial.= 41: 279. N. 1, ’06. 1030w.

  “Quite commonplace in all ways and practically valueless as bearing
  upon the Philippines. Scarcely a single general comment upon the
  Philippines or Philippine conditions is correct.”

    – – =Ind.= 61: 996. O. 25, ’06. 1360w.

  “With every page a challenge, one may be glad to read the volume,
  regretting for the lively and confident author’s sake, that a
  competent editor had not revised some of its phrases.”

    – + =Nation.= 83: 267. S. 27, ’06. 600w.

  “It is told much better and more interestingly than we have seen it
  told before.” Montgomery Schuyler.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 517. Ag. 25, ’06. 1030w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 90. S. 8, ’06. 320w.

  “It is distinctly above the average of such books.”

      + =Sat. R.= 102: sup. 5. O. 13, ’06. 760w.


=Davenport, Frederick Morgan.= Primitive traits in religious revivals: a
study in mental and social evolution. **$1.50. Macmillan.

  “One may regret that not many first-hand observations of revivals in
  process are made by the author, that his material is almost
  exclusively historic; still his work of interpretation is vital
  throughout,—there are no dead pages.” H. H. Horne.

  + + – =J. Philos.= 3: 48. Ja. 18, ’06. 600w.

  “The book is admirable in many ways. It is perhaps marked by facility
  rather than by great power and depth. The book should prove helpful to
  readers of quite contrasted training and sympathies.” G. M. Stratton.

    + + =Psychol. Bull.= 3: 239. Jl. 15, ’06. 840w.


=Davey, Richard Patrick Boyle.= Pageant of London; with 40 il. in color
by John Fulleylove. 2v. *$5. Pott.

  A series of word-pictures with pictorial accompaniment of the
  principal events that have transpired in London. It is called a
  “Pageant,” “meaning not only coronations, royal marriages, funerals,
  and other pompous shows and spectacles, but as signifying the
  unrolling, as in a sort of procession, of the story of the British
  capital from the day when Julius Caesar appeared on the bank of the
  Thames, to that which witnessed the funeral of Queen Victoria.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Davey is not always accurate, and his style is not always pure,
  but his book is as good a compendium of the history of London as we
  know.”

  + + – =Acad.= 70: 542. Je. 9, ’06. 1680w.

  “In a work intended for the general reader rather than for the serious
  student it may perhaps seem ungracious to dwell on imperfections which
  a very little care could remove. It is a pleasanter task to dwell on
  the merits of a book which is replete with information, presented with
  a considerable amount of literary skill.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 756. Je. 23. 1520w.

  “Thoroughly up-to-date, embodying the results of the most recent
  archæological researches, the new publication is indeed a most
  noteworthy one, full of curious information on all manner of side
  issues and giving token on every page of deep erudition.”

    + + =Int. Studio.= 29: 182. Ag. ’06. 280w.

  “The coloured pictures by Mr. Fulleylove are a serious mistake. Such a
  book could not have been too copiously adorned with old engravings.
  Properly selected, such a pictorial accompaniment would more than have
  doubled its value.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 233. Je. 29, ’06. 230w.

  “It is not always decreed that a man shall live to execute the work
  which his years have accumulated, but in this case the decree seems to
  have existed and seems to have been fulfilled. The world of history
  and literature is as much to be congratulated as the author.”

  + + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 879. D. 15, ’06. 480w.

  “Americans ... should find this book very entertaining and
  enlightening, and good reading before a trip to England—or even after
  one, as a pleasant reminder.”

        + Putnam’s. 1: 378. D. ’06. 220w.


=Davies, D. Ffrangçon-.= Singing of the future; with an introd. by
Edward Elgar. *$2.50. Lane.

  “A book which prompts thought.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 905. D. 30. 580w.

  “Is a direct and serious appeal to the English-speaking singer.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 131. F. 16, ’06. 280w.


=Davis, Henry William Charles.= England under the Normans and the
Angevins. *$3. Putnam.

  Volume 2 of Professor C. W. C. Oman’s “History of England” to be
  complete in six volumes and to include the period “from the beginning”
  to 1815. “Mr. Davis seeks to focus his volume at a given point by
  dwelling on the inventive and experimental features of his era as
  contrasted with the spirit of consolidation which marked the age of
  the three Edwards.” (Nation.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “An attractive book, at once well-planned, well-written, and
  scholarly. The narrative is crisp and clear and the characterizations
  pointed, and Mr. Davis treats his theme broadly.” Charles H. Haskins.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 882. Jl. 06. 1190w.

  “To the author’s mastery of his sources as well as the literature on
  his subject is added the gift of writing in a bright and interesting
  fashion; while the excellent table of contents and the marginal
  headings will be found useful pilots by the teacher and the student.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 825. D. 16. 1440w.

  “As a popular history it is likely to take high rank.”

    + + =Dial.= 41: 41. Jl. 16, ’06. 330w.

  “Thoroly as it has been covered by many historians before him, he adds
  touches of freshness and vigor to an old narrative.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 333. Ag. 9, ’06. 410w.

  + + – =Lit. D.= 32: 453. Mr. 24, ’06. 280w.

  “Mr. Davis is an excellent writer, and keeps at all points in touch
  with first hand authorities.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 262. Mr. 29, ’06. 480w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 28. Ja. 13, ’06. 350w.

  “Mr. Davis is scarcely at his best with regard to Norman England and
  its great constitutional document, Doomsday Book.” Joseph Jacobs.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 377. Je. 9, ’06. 570w.

  “Mr. Davis’s sympathies are manifestly with the native element, and
  perhaps as a result of this he scarcely does justice to some of the
  notable foreigners who were responsible at once for the spoliation and
  regeneration of England. His work further suffers from carelessness in
  identifying persons and places, and from eccentricities in the
  spelling of proper names.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 83: 140. My. 19, ’06. 360w.

  “The characters described are made alive, and the institutions real.
  We do not know a more suggestive or interesting guide to this
  important period.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 463. Ap. 14, ’06. 1080w.


=Davis, John Patterson.= Corporations: a study of the origin and
development of the great business combinations and their relation to the
authority of the state. 2v. **$4.50. Putnam.

  “Altogether, we must regard this book as materials collected with a
  view to the production of a definite theory, rather than any coherent
  statement of such a theory.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 436. My. 24, ’06. 310w.

  “It is also highly suggestive, penetratingly analytical, and rich in
  information useful to the economist, jurist, and legislator; and if it
  is impossible wholly to agree with Dr. Davis’s findings as to facts or
  to deem his influences always sound, it is equally impossible to deny
  the value of his work as an aid to the more intelligent consideration
  of its important subject.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 82: 566. Mr. 10, ’06. 1440w.

  Reviewed by Henry R. Seager.

      + =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 553. S. ’06. 860w.

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 465. Ap. 14, ’06. 1150w.

  “The work as it stands, is of very high merit, and covers a vast range
  of ground. It is a work that every library which wishes to be well
  equipped in the side-lights of history must possess, for, apart from
  the independent research and clear thought that distinguish it, it
  comprises the views and research of most modern thinkers on the
  difficult and often obscure subjects with which Dr. Davis deals.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: sup. 468. O. 6, ’06. 820w.

  “As a whole, the work, while it shows careful thought and much
  reflection, lacks proportion, and is too plainly bent to a
  preconceived theory.” Simeon E. Baldwin.

    – + =Yale. R.= 15: 88. My. ’06: 740w.


=Davis, Morgan Lewis.= The gas offis, by the offis boy. $1. Broadway
pub.

  Dedicated “To everybody wot uses gas,” these observations of the gas
  company’s office boy will prove amusing reading for the gas burning
  public who will learn how the chronic kicker appears when viewed from
  inside, and of the many amusing devices to which human nature resorts
  to dodge or reduce the gas bill. It may even fulfill the pacific
  mission of rousing down-trodden customers to sympathize with an
  equally down-trodden head-bookkeeper.


=Davis, Norah.= Northerner. †$1.50. Century.

  “If she lavishes ornamental words, she is never common.” Mary Moss.

      + =Atlan.= 47: 49. Ja. ’06. 200w.

  “It is an unusually strong book, with an unusually strong man for its
  central character.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 16. Ja. 1, ’06. 230w.


=Dawson, Miles Menander=. Business of life insurance. **$1.50. Barnes.

  “Any person intending to take out a policy who fails to read this or
  some similar work is certainly very short-sighted.”

      + =Bookm.= 22: 533. Ja. ’06. 160w.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 117. S. 1, ’06. 350w.

  “This book will be found good reading by all who are interested in
  life insurance.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 47. Ja. 4, ’06. 530w.

  “In short, precisely because the book is more than a text, it is for
  textbook purposes better than a text.” H. J. Davenport.

      + =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 127. F. ’06. 140w.

      – =R. of Rs.= 33: 123. Ja. ’06. 180w.


=Dawson, William Harbutt.= German workman: a study in national
efficiency. *$1.50. Scribner.

  “In this volume William Harbutt Dawson gives an account of what the
  state is doing for the working classes in Germany. The book is a
  history, not an argument; a book of information not of philosophy. The
  reader will rise from the perusal of it impressed by the fact that the
  least democratic state in western Europe is also, at least in one
  sense of the term, the most socialistic state.... The book contains
  twenty-two chapters, each chapter devoted to a specific department of
  state provision of one sort or another for workingmen.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Ind.= 61: 752. S. 27, ’06. 210w.

  “A volume which, if not attractively written, is probably the most
  convenient guide for English readers who would venture into the mazes
  of German ‘Sozialpolitik.’”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 397. N. 8, ’06. 890w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 141. S. 15, ’06. 180w.

    – + =Sat. R.= 102: 648. N. 24, ’06. 270w.

  “A valuable addition to our information.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 300. S. 1, ’06. 230w.


=Dawson, William James.= Makers of English prose; new and rev. ed.
*$1.50. Revell.

  The author “traverses in one volume practically the whole realm of
  English verse from Burns to the men of our day and that of English
  prose from Johnson to Ruskin and Newman. The books deserve popularity
  in America for their helpfulness, sanity, and learning.”—Lit. D.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The author refrains from wild theories or strange deductions, and is
  exempt from bias towards any especial domain of letters.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 89. Ja. ’06. 70w.

  “The discussion is trenchant, the style pithy, and the judgment
  pronounced is usually temperate and sound. An occasional statement may
  strike us as a rhetorical exaggeration, but in the main the criticism
  is intelligent and compact.”

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 51. Ja. 16, ’06. 80w.

  “Mr. Dawson is admirable—in his application of common sense to
  criticism, and in his moral prepossessions of literature.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 285. F. 1, ’06. 520w.

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 394. S. 22, ’06. 60w.

  “Mr. Dawson has insight, sympathy, and knowledge, but with these
  qualities combines others that are more rare in an essayist; he has
  practical aims, and his style has both clearness and distinction.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 855. D. 8, ’06. 90w.

  “We know of no book that gives a juster, sounder, or, on the whole, a
  more interesting view of the group of writers selected by Mr. Dawson,
  and of the times in which they lived and labored.” Edward Cary.

    + + =Outlook.= 11: 577. S. 22, ’06. 990w.

  “A volume of literary criticism of unusual importance.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 120. Ja. ’06. 170w.

  “Mr. Dawson’s breadth of view is remarkable and his memory
  extraordinarily retentive. His point of view is always eminently sane,
  sympathetic and impartial. His style, moreover, is delightfully clear,
  forceful, and smooth.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 640. N. ’06. 200w.

  “He is clearly familiar with the great body of first-class English
  fiction, and can write with force and common sense. But we doubt the
  necessity or demand for books of this character.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 101: 146. F. 3, ’06. 160w.

  “He says many true things, and says them well; he says some few things
  which do not seem to us true, but he always commends them by the
  manifest conviction from which they proceed.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: sup. 125. Ja. 27, ’06. 270w.


=Dawson, William James.= Quest of the simple life. $1.50. Dutton.

  In form Mr. Dawson’s book “is autobiographical, narrating the happy
  escape of a London clerk, after twenty years’ drudgery in the city, to
  the free air and manifold delights of a horticultural, piscatorial and
  literary life in the lake district.” (Dial.)

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  “It is to be hoped that the seductive volume may not fall into the
  hands of any London-weary clerk who shall mistake its plausible
  fictions for the gospel truth. A student of social problems, he has
  things to say about the evils of city life and the advantage of
  country life that are worth saying and worth reading.”

    + – =Dial.= 41: 284. N. 1, ’06. 350w.

  “Animated by sanity, sympathy and knowledge, linked to a felicitous
  and forceful style.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 973. O. ’06. 120w.

  “Dr. Dawson’s account of his quest for a simpler and more satisfactory
  life has in it nothing extreme, nothing so austere as to make the
  ordinary man draw back and doubt its wisdom.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 824. D. 1, ’06. 700w.

  “These essays have distinction and grace of manner, and they also
  contain not a little of philosophical value as relates to the social
  civilization and social movement of our day.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 385. O. 13, ’06. 170w.


=Day, Holman Francis.= Squire Phin. †$1.50. Barnes.

  “Yet another story of Maine is ‘Squire Phin.’ His office was over Asa
  Brickett’s village store, and there and thereunder goes forward the
  chorus in this rustic melodrama. The protagonists, meanwhile, are
  variously occupied in practicing law, making love, adjusting quarrels,
  and preventing scandals, while over all is cast the limelight of
  burlesque by the return to his native town of the showman ... with
  chariots, parrot and elephant he shrieks and plunges and crashes
  through the story till, tired of his unchartered freedom, he sinks
  into the repose of wedlock.”—Nation.

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  “The dialect of this book touches deeper depths than even the usual
  New England coast story. The incidents bear the same enlarged relation
  as the dialect to the average village chronicle.”

      + =Nation.= 81: 488. D. 14, ’05. 270w.

  “Rarely have we met a more amusing group of village sages.”

      + =Outlook.= 81: 530. O. 28. ’05. 120w.


=Deakin, Dorothea.= “Georgie.” †$1.50. Century.

  Broad shouldered, blond, boyish, frankly engaging, and wholly sincere
  in each passing fancy, Georgie succeeds in becoming engaged to any
  number of nice girls, sometimes in quick succession and sometimes all
  at once. The story of his loves is amusing and it is interesting to
  see how one can be such a trifler and still remain a gentleman at
  heart. As for Violet, pretty as paint, Druscilla, plain Anne, the
  goddess girl, Phillida, Dolly and the little Puritan, their cause
  needs no sympathy.

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  “But though belonging to the bubbles of bookmaking, the story is of an
  ingratiating kind, and serves to wreathe an hour in half-protesting
  smiles.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 485. D. 6, ’06. 210w.

  “Making no pretensions that are not fulfilled, they disarm criticism
  and succeed in their mission of being diverting.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 777. N. 24, ’06. 250w.

  “Such a book might easily be made silly, but in fact this is
  thoroughly amusing.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 677. N. 17, ’06. 60w.


=Dealey, James Quayle, and Ward, Lester Frank.= Text book of sociology.
*$1.30. Macmillan.

  “Sociology is in its infancy, but such a book as this will avail much
  to interpret it to students.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 334. S. 9. 430w.

  “The treatment throughout the book is altogether constructive and
  non-controversial. The style is very clear and attractive, considering
  the character of the work.” R. F. Hoxie.

    + + =Philos. R.= 15: 670. N. ’06. 260w.

  “Only those who have had considerable training in the biological
  sciences, history, economics, and psychology will be able to get much
  good from the book. To the student so prepared, however, who will read
  also widely both from Ward’s larger works and from other works
  mentioned in the text, this little book will prove of great value.”
  Henry W. Thurston.

  + + – =School R.= 14: 542. S. ’06. 760w.

  “The book is very clever and very readable, but we cannot help
  thinking a trifle paradoxical.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: sup. 644. Ap. 28, ’06. 400w.


=Decharme, Paul.= Euripides and the spirit of his dramas; tr. by James
Loeb. **$3. Macmillan.

  An introduction shows the need of an “able” attempt to reveal the true
  Euripides. The author believes that both as a man and a poet he has
  been underrated from Aristophanes down. Part 1 of Professor Decharme’s
  discussion shows what were Euripides’ emancipatory views upon
  religious traditions, philosophy, society and politics. Part 2 is a
  critical study of Euripides’ dramatic art.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The analytical index of a dozen pages is a commendable feature.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 478. My. ’06. 190w.

  Reviewed by F. B. R. Hellems.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 389. Je. 16, ’06. 1520w.

    + + =Ind.= 60: 1224. My. 24, ’06. 410w.

  “Excellent version.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 279. Ag. 10, ’06. 820w.

  “Mr. Loeb has escaped the danger of over-literalness, and has lost
  nothing of the lucidity of Decharme’s French. It should be in the
  hands of all students of the drama.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 371. My. 3, ’06. 510w.

  “We know, however, of no analysis of the character and work of
  Euripides that is, all things considered, as thorough, impartial, and
  convincing as that made by Paul Decharme.” George S. Hellman.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11:189. Mr. 31, ’06. 1560w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 809. Ap. 7, ’06. 290w.

  “In breadth of view, close analysis, and well-thought-out
  presentation, Professor Decharme’s work is very able, and Mr. Loeb
  seems to have done justice to his self-imposed task.”

    + + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 509. Ap. 21, ’06. 170w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 511. Ap. ’06. 50w.


=Deeping, (George) Warwick.= Bess of the woods. †$1.50. Harper.

  Bess, the courageous heroine of this stirring tale, has been brought
  up as one of a rough band of English smugglers who quarrel over her
  among themselves, but when one of them tries to win her by brute
  force, there comes to her aid young Richard Jaffray, owner of a
  near-by estate, who rescues her and is wounded in her defence. How
  Bess is freed from Dan, and how Richard escapes from the toils of the
  passé Miss Jilian, and how they both come to their own, forms the
  substance of this story of brave deeds and social banter, of
  ball-room, of forest and of sea.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A vigorous, full-blooded romance of the eighteenth century, in which
  the tone and temper of the age are most successfully realized.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 98. Jl. 28. 190w.

  “Might have been written by any one of a dozen other novelists—and
  written rather better.”

      – =Bookm.= 23: 641. Ag. ’06. 470w.

  “The characters are vividly drawn; the plot ‘marches’; the color is
  laid on freely and not without sureness.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 285. S. ’06. 110w.

  “Extremely interesting well-written and artistically framed romance,
  which has not had many equals in the action of recent years.” Wm. M.
  Payne.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 240. O. 16, ’06. 360w.

  “Marked by—clear style and a simplicity of diction. It is an engaging
  story, full of entertainment for those who ask no more of a novelist
  than that he should entertain.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 234. Je. 29, ’06. 360w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 454. Jl. 14, ’06. 400w.


=Deland, Ellen Douglas.= Little son of sunshine, a story for boys and
girls. †$1.25. Harper.

  Sunny little Christopher, an orphan with only one leg and a pair of
  crutches upon which to begin his walk thru life, limps straights into
  the hearts of a kindly farmer and his childless wife who have taken
  the little waif into their home for a summer’s outing. At the end of
  his holiday, which is made merry by his escapades with Betty who with
  her aunt has come to board at the farm, he finds that two homes are
  open to him and later discovers that General Keith, the rich, lonely
  old man whose stern nature has melted before the sunshine of
  Christopher’s nature, is really his own grandfather.

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  “All told with much literary skill, and the storyteller’s knack of
  weaving incidents together to give them the flavor of reality.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 822. D. 1, ’06. 100w.

  “A pretty, well-managed story of a dear child.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 678. N. 17, ’06. 130w.


=Deland, Mrs. Margaret Wade (Campbell).= Awakening of Helena Richie.
†$1.50. Harper.

  Helena Richie’s soul awakening seems so natural and possible amid the
  Old Chester people and Old Chester surroundings, with Dr. Lavendar at
  his best, as philanthropist, philosopher and mentor. This woman has
  violated the structural facts of the moral law. She is led by little
  David, a homeless child whom she takes, to discover the great religion
  of duty. As the light comes, her old standards seem the poor tottering
  things they really are and she struggles for permanent defences. When
  her life becomes known and Dr. Lavendar regards her unfit to keep
  David, her submission to the law of retributive justice which operates
  for a time then gives way, and her determination to make the remainder
  of her life “clear and sound” but give evidence to the genuineness of
  her awakened sincerity.

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  “The book has many of the merits and faults that are frequently met in
  novels written by women.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 153. Ag. 11. 280w.

  “In this last story we feel that Mrs. Deland has, as never before,
  proved herself the creator, and not merely the finely-equipped and
  enjoyable story-teller.” Edith Baker Brown.

    + + =Bookm.= 24: 57. S. ’06. 1150w.

  “It is a story that has seldom been told as appealingly and with such
  conscience-searching effect as in ... Mrs. Deland’s latest and best
  novel.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 115. S. 1, ’06. 520w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 336. Ag. 9, ’06. 1140w.

  + + – =Ind.= 61: 1160. N. 15, ’06. 60w.

  “Strikes a deeper and truer chord of human passion, and indeed of
  tragedy, than most of the novels of the day that deal with a similar
  theme.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 283. S. 1, ’06. 540w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 594. O. 27, ’06. 550w.

  “The story is beyond question a contribution to real literature. We
  are inclined to believe it must be coupled with Mr. Wister’s ‘Lady
  Baltimore’ as the finest fiction produced in this country this year.”

  + + + =Lit. D.= 33: 858. D. 8, ’06. 90w.

  “It is a good thing to have a ‘text’ for your novel, if your judgment
  is so well able to bear it as is Mrs. Deland’s; if it warms you to so
  much sympathy and understanding as are revealed in this wise, deep,
  and tender story.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 271. Ag. 3, ’06. 440w.

  “Mrs. Deland’s latest novel opens and proceeds with a firm tread which
  has not always characterized her larger books. At the same time the
  accustomed fine inlay work that marks all her dealings with Old
  Chester and its inhabitants is here peerlessly present.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 83. Jl. 26, ’06. 380w.

  “Flawless in literary form, penetrated through and through with ‘an
  inward spiritual grace,’ surely it must come to its own—a permanent
  place among the books that abide.” M. Gordon Pryor Rice.

  + + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 445. Jl. 14, ’06. 990w.

  “Mrs. Margaret Deland’s latest and most successful novel.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 796. D. 1, ’06. 230w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 1005. Ag. 25, ’06. 270w.

  “Highly sophisticated cosmopolitan novels are so numerous that the
  success of this deeply human tale, told in the universal language of
  the writers who are born and not made, is a thing in which even the
  judicious may rejoice without loss of dignity.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 708. N. 24, ’06. 320w.

    + – =Putnam’s.= 1: 109. O. ’06. 350w.

      + =Spec.= 97: 543. O. 13, ’06. 420w.


=De La Pasture, Elizabeth (Bonham) (Mrs. Henry De La Pasture).= Man from
America. †$1.50. Dutton.

  A story by the author of “Peter’s mother.” “The pretty
  granddaughters—one is a butterfly beauty but as sweet and good as good
  can be, the other an earnest thinker, but no prig—grow up and fall in
  love and get married to the right people, and learn in time that
  bon-papa is not really poor, but that he (and they) are very rich; and
  the little troubles they have passed through, the little white clouds
  that have sailed across on the summer wind, only make the sunshine of
  their sunny lives more golden.” (Acad.)

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      + =Acad.= 69: 1201. N. 18, ’05. 240w.

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 758. D. 2. 200w.

      + =Critic.= 49: 190. Ag. ’06. 90w.

  “That the work is fresh, human and altogether delightful, must be the
  verdict of every reader.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 41: 241. O. 16, ’06. 140w.

  “Crude as it is in execution, told with a frank disregard for the
  niceties of narrative art, it comes very close to being great.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 33: 124. Jl. 28, ’06. 400w.

  “We ... find in the author’s portraits of one or two not a little of
  the genius of Jane Austen.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 409. N. 24, ’05. 230w.

  “Comedy of the most light and charming kind, with sentiment enough of
  a natural and healthy kind and wit enough to add savor to the
  sentiment.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 254. Ap. 21, ’06. 470w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 200w.

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 431. O. 20, ’06. 120w.

    + – =Sat. R.= 100: 402. Mr. 31, ’06. 110w.

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 858. Ap. 14, ’06. 100w.

  “A very genial and entertaining romance.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 1040. D. 16, ’05. 270w.


=De La Pasture, Elizabeth (Bonham) (Mrs. Henry De La Pasture).= Toy
tragedy: a story of children. †$1.50. Dutton.

  The tragedy is a toy tragedy merely because it deals with children,
  and the things which make up their weal and woe, and it is a story of,
  rather than for, children because the tale of the four orphaned little
  folks and how they learned too early the harder side of human nature
  and how to cope with it, is really a story for thoughtful grown ups.
  The death of little Elsie, and the sweet chastened spirit of Jean cast
  a shadow over the story which the success of the two boys does not
  dispel.

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  “The story is well written.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 772. N. 24, ’06. 80w.

  “It is an attractive children’s story, although the situations are
  just the least bit improbable, and there is a touch of false sentiment
  in the relations between the good little sister and the pretty spoiled
  one.”


=Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel.= Breaking the wilderness: the story of
the conquest of the far West. **$3.50. Putnam.

  “A very readable book, which has the great attraction of a thoroughly
  humane and reasonable point of view; nor is the drift of the main
  argument less interesting to follow because some conclusions differ
  from those of several who have gone before in the same track of
  adventure.”

    + + =Acad.= 69: 1353. D. 30, ’05. 1170w.


=De Mille, James.= Cord and creese. †$1. Harper.

  This new edition of an old story enables a new generation to revel in
  its dramatic scenes of love and mystery, in its graphic descriptions
  of the search for a stolen treasure, and to follow the many tangled
  threads of its plot to a happy ending. The cord of the title is one of
  curious Eastern manufacture, the creese is a Malay dagger, and the two
  form the principal clues in the search for the villain of this
  stirring tale.

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  “So far as style goes it is much superior to the novel of adventure of
  commerce, as put on the market to-day.”

    + – =Critic.= 49: 285. S. ’06. 120w.

  “A story better worth reading than most of the more recent examples of
  its class.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 44. Jl. 16, ’06. 60w.

  “Folks who like good measure, however, will find ‘Cord and creese’ a
  satisfying book, the work of a story-teller who knew his business as
  it was practiced in his day, and who knew the world.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 409. Je. 23, ’06. 280w.

        =Outlook.= 83: 765. Jl. 28, ’06. 20w.


=De Morgan, William Frend.= Joseph Vance: an ill-written autobiography.
†$1.50. Holt.

  The autobiography of a middle-class Englishman of fifty years ago
  which unites the characteristics of the novel with the interest of a
  human document. The author turns analyst, and includes father, mother,
  friends and self in a sketch that runs close to the heart. He follows
  his boyhood days, and youth amid poverty, his Oxford days which
  developed an inordinate love for chess as well as mechanical inventive
  ability, and colors the latter happenings with his love for a woman
  whom he does not marry. The life-story reflects much of middle-class
  English thought and customs of fifty years ago.

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  “We wish that Mr. de Morgan had been content with a manner of
  construction as simple and direct as the actual writing of his book.”

    + – =Acad.= 71: 112. Ag. 4, ’06. 270w.

  “Is fresh, original, and unusually clever.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906. 2: 97. Jl. 28. 250w.

  “In my personal opinion this ‘ill-written autobiography’ is wise,
  witty, gentle and of unflagging interest, but then, I have been
  frightfully prejudiced in its favour—by reading it.” Mary Moss.

    + + =Bookm.= 24: 277. N. ’06. 1480w.

  “It is not a book that the reviewer can boom, much as he would like
  to; nor can he give a more definite idea of it than to say that, if
  the reader likes both ‘David Copperfield’ and ‘Peter Ibbetson,’ he can
  find the two books in this one.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1161. N. 15, ’06. 100w.

  “It is ill-written only in the sense of not being composed according
  to the present trim, abrupt fashion of novel-reading. We hardly know
  how to suggest the mellowness of this story, and therein lies its
  charm. We doubt if any reader who has a sense for true humour will
  find it tedious.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 287. O. 4, ’06. 650w.

  “A work as admirable in detail as in mass effect, a book worth reading
  and rereading and keeping in your house.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 620. O. 6, ’06. 980w.

  “This is a novel of the first order—one that aligns itself with the
  best English fiction.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 582. N. 3, ’06. 240w.

  “Amuses by its willful divagations from the straight of narrative,
  quietly pleases by its wholesome sentiment, and leaves one with an
  impression of thorough enjoyment.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 711. N. 24, ’06. 330w.

  “The style is strong and expressive, but very often clumsy and
  over-elaborate and would-be humorous. The strength and interest of the
  book lies in the fresh original observation of lower-middle-class
  life; in its shrewd characterisation and life-like dialogue and
  incidents.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 117. Jl. 28, ’06. 330w.

  “Were it not that he challenges comparison with the classics, we might
  almost call it a great novel.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 172. Ag. 4, ’06. 1230w.


=Denby, Charles, colonel.= China and her people. **$2.40. Page.

  Uniform with the “Travel lover’s library,” this new work is in two
  handy-sized volumes. “The first volume is filled with reminiscences of
  the author’s stay in China and his personal impressions of the land
  and the people, and with accounts of court life at Pekin and social
  life and customs elsewhere in the kingdom. The second volume is
  concerned with Chinese politics and industrial and commercial problems
  and conditions.” (Dial.)

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  “The material is arranged in an interesting fashion. The books are
  readable and, more important, reliable.”

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 416. Mr. ’06. 310w.

  “It must be accepted as the most authoritative of late contributions
  to the literature on Chinese affairs, and is especially valuable in
  its observations on political topics.” John W. Foster.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 543. Ap. ’06. 130w.

  “In general, the topics dealt with in both volumes are of the sort
  that would naturally interest a man of affairs, and Colonel Denby’s
  method of treating them will appeal particularly to masculine
  readers.”

      + =Dial.= 39: 445. D. 16, ’05. 220w.

  “Particularly is it of service to American statesmen and business
  men.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 32: 623. Ap. 21, ’06. 540w.

  “A few ... inaccuracies ... are but minor blemishes in a very
  delightful and informing book.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 330. Ap. 19, ’06. 670w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 808. N. 25, ’05. 130w.

  “Colonel Denby made good use of the unusual opportunities for
  observation which he enjoyed, and for absorption of the Oriental
  spirit and way of looking at things.”

      + =Outlook.= 81: 1038. D. 23, ’05. 250w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 284. Mr. 3, ’06. 130w.

  “Especially interesting and important are the late minister’s own
  words on the Boxer rebellion and the missionary question.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 113. Ja. ’06. 150w.


=Dennis, James Shepard.= Christian missions and social progress. v. 3.
**$2.50. Revell.

  The third and last volume of an encyclopedic work on missions. “This
  entire volume is concerned with the contribution of missions to social
  progress and every phase of the subject is accorded full and careful
  treatment, with abundant illustrations from missionary activities
  under all churches, and in all countries.” (Nation.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The work is valuable for reference.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 260. S. 27, ’06. 230w. (Review of v. 3.)

  “The range is cyclopædic the details multitudinous and interesting
  throughout. Altogether, this is a unique work, without which no
  reference library can be considered complete.”

  + + + =Outlook.= 84: 140. S. 15, ’06. 310w. (Review of v. 3.)

  “In the twelve years in which Dr. Dennis has been engaged upon this
  great task, he has accumulated a vast store of interesting facts, most
  of which had never before been classified or grouped in systematic
  order.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 382. S. ’06. 110w. (Review of v. 3.)

        =Spec.= 97: 498. O. 6, ’06. 220w. (Review of v. 3.)


=De Quincey, Thomas.= Autobiography and confessions of Thomas De
Quincey; with photogravure front. por. and biographical and critical
introd. by Tighe Hopkins. *$1.25. Scribner.

  Uniform with the “Caxton thin paper classics.” The volume is prefaced
  by the editor’s introduction.

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  Reviewed by Montgomery Schuyler.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 749. N. 17, ’06. 1300w.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 530. N. 27, ’06. 10w.


=Devine, Edward Thomas.= Efficiency and relief: a programme of social
work. **75c. Macmillan.

  “The inaugural address of Mr. Edward T. Devine on the occasion of his
  taking the Schiff Professorship of social economy at Columbia
  University.... His subject is ‘Efficiency and relief,’ and he
  discusses modern methods of increasing the industrial efficiency of
  the individual and at the same time of providing adequate relief for
  those who are of deficient wage-earning capacity.”—Ind.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Am. J. Soc.= 11: 707. Mr. ’06. 110w.

  “Large and fine as is the outlook of this lecture, it lacks something
  of complete analysis of the aim of charity. The treatment is, indeed,
  broader than the definition; the spirit of the author is wider than
  the programme he outlines; and the lectures which will follow will
  pass beyond the territory which can be accurately named ‘economics.’”
  C. R. Henderson.

    + – =Am. J. Soc.= 12: 423. N. ’06. 180w.

  “Those who are interested in these great problems of social advance
  will find this address most helpful and stimulating.”

      + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 417. Mr. ’06. 170w.

  Reviewed by Winthrop More Daniels.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 842. Je. ’06. 310w.

  “The necessity of the scientific study of these problems in the
  analysis of conditions and the formulation of principles of action are
  clearly and forcefully stated.”

      + =Bookm.= 23: 219. Ap. ’06. 110w.

  “The little book is packed with ideas and is larger than it looks.”
  Chas. Richmond Henderson.

      + =Dial.= 40: 298. My. 1, ’06. 150w.

        =Ind.= 60: 402. F. 15, ’06. 70w.

        =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 333. My. ’06. 300w.

  “We commend Mr. Devine’s little volume to all who would intelligently
  co-operate in the work of social betterment.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 624. Ap. 21, ’06. 180w.

  “We venture to predict that all who get to read it at all will be
  interested readers.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 114. F. 24, ’06. 1070w.


=Devins, John Bancroft.= Observer in the Philippines. $2. Am. tract.

  “The random and indiscriminating observations of a visitor in
  missionary interests.”

    – + =Ind.= 59: 540. D. 28, ’05. 60w.


=Dewsnup, Ernest Ritson=, ed. Railway organization and working. $2.
Univ. of Chicago press.

  “To those acquainted with the literature of railway transportation it
  will not need emphasizing that the book really occupies a unique
  place. The numerous aspects of the railway service which it treats,
  the plain and untechnical way in which every subject is handled, the
  fact that more than a score of railway experts of the highest
  reputation, have collaborated in its production, all combine to make
  the volume indispensable to the ambitious young ‘railroader.’... It is
  also to be hoped that the book ... will have a stimulating effect upon
  the teaching of railway economics in our universities.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Should appeal to serious students of railway economics.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 681. N. 17, ’06. 240w.


=Dexter, Henry Martyn, and Dexter, Morton.= England and Holland of the
Pilgrims. **$3.50. Houghton.

  “The book is strongest on the side of opinion, theology, and
  controversial literature.” William Elliot Griffis.

      + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 654. Ap. ’06. 860w.

  “A very minute and learned study of the early founders of
  Congregationalism.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 126. Ag. 4. 280w.

  “This work is absolutely unique in thoroness and accuracy.”

  + + + =Ind.= 60: 455. F. 22, ’06. 270w.

  “Lightness of touch this volume does not possess in an eminent degree,
  but it contains a large amount of information which has been digested
  with affectionate and conscientious care.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 372. My. 3, ’06. 810w.

  “This is by all odds the most complete record of Pilgrim origins yet
  published in this country.”

  + + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 115. Ja. ’06. 150w.


=Dicey, A. V.= Law and opinion in England. *$3. Macmillan.

  “Clear thought, wide scholarship, and lucid writing make the defence
  as strong as the facts will warrant, and the facts are so conclusive
  that few flaws can be found in the proof.”

    + + =Ind.= 59: 1348. D. 7, ’05. 440w.

  Reviewed by C. J. Hamilton.

    + + =Int. J. Ethics.= 16: 257. Ja. ’06. 860w.

  “While carefully delimiting the field to be covered, presents a wealth
  and variety of fact, suggestion, and speculation on governmental
  concerns.” George R. Bishop.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 16. Ja. 13, ’06. 1180w.

        =Quarterly R.= 204: 229. Ja. ’06. 2380w.


=Dick, Stewart.= Arts and crafts of old Japan. **$1.20. McClurg.

  “After the score of books on Japanese art and art industry, and by men
  who on the ground have studied the art of Nippon, this book seems
  shallow and of slight value.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 89. Ja. ’06. 140w.

  “The book seems also the best familiar study we have seen of the
  visible tangible work of art which we get from Japan, as distinguished
  from the subtle influences which lie back of it.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 165. F. 22, ’06. 320w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 123. Ja. ’06. 40w.


=Dickens, Charles.= Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas. $2. Baker.

  The account of the Pickwickians’ Christmas at the Manor farm, of the
  adventures there and tale of the goblin who stole a sexton, and of the
  famous sports on the ice, are here recorded as in the famous Pickwick
  chronicle. George Alfred Williams has written an introduction and has
  illustrated the volume.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Dial.= 41: 397. D. 1, ’06. 200w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 1402. D. 13, ’06. 60w.

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 857. D. 8, ’06. 80w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 812. D. 1, ’06. 170w.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 336. O. 6, ’06. 110w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 384. D. ’06. 150w.

=Dickens, Charles.= Tale of two cities; ed. with introd. and notes by
James Weber Linn. 50c. Ginn.

  A student’s edition well annotated. The editor’s aim has been
  principally to show the general relation of this novel to Dickens’
  other works, and to point out the devices of Dickens’ art in the
  construction of the plot.


=Dickens, Charles.= Tales from Dickens, ed. by Hallie Erminie Rives.
†$1.50. Bobbs.

  “If the mature reader would enjoy Dickens he must read Dickens; but to
  children or youthful persons not acquainted with the marvelous stories
  of England’s greatest novelist this book will appeal.”

      + =Arena.= 35: 222. F. ’06. 140w.

  “Miss Rives’s book must have a good influence; her summaries of the
  famous novels are lucid, tasteful, and sympathetic; she gives much in
  little.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 6. Ja. 6, ’06. 340w.

  “Not only is the book well suited to the peculiarities of the child
  mind, but it is also of no negligible value as a book of reference.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 316. Mr. 10, ’06. 110w.


=Dickerson, Mary Cynthia.= Frog book. **$4. Doubleday.

  “An enthusiastic recital of close and critical observation.... The
  introductory chapter deals with the distinction between batrachians
  and fishes and reptiles, development and metamorphoses,
  classification, phylogeny, hibernation, poison, voice, color, change,
  behavior, and distribution of the ‘batrachia salientia,’ or frogs and
  toads.... The remainder of the book is given up to a detailed account
  of about sixty frogs, tree-toads and toads, of this continent.”—Dial.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The scope of the work is not too great for the space allotted; the
  treatment is scientific, thoroughly modern and up-to-date, reflecting
  current university standards. The selection of material and the
  completeness and comprehensiveness of the treatment are commendable.”

  + + + =Dial.= 41: 209. O. 1, ’06. 520w.

  “The need of a popular frog book is now well met for Miss Dickerson
  has given just the information wanted by the general nature student
  and in a form which will surely win popular interest for these
  interesting vertebrated animals.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1052. N. 1, ’06. 710w.

  “Notwithstanding some examples of the prevailing nature-study gush or
  cant the style is generally simple and direct. Unmixed commendation
  cannot be accorded either the author or the publishers.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 248. S. 20, ’06. 810w.

  “She gives the fruit of much study and personal investigation with a
  light, though none the less sure, literary touch.” Mabel Osgood
  Wright.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 530. S. 1, ’06. 980w.


=Dickinson, Emily Monroe.= Patriot’s mistake; being personal
recollections of the Parnell family, by a daughter of the house. *$3.
Lane.

  “The history of the great patriot Charles Parnell is too well known to
  need any comment here; but many others of the family, though not
  always through fault or sin of their own, met with misfortune and
  premature death. The entire story is peculiarly sad, but the fearful
  ‘mistake’ of Charles, with the shame and disgrace that followed hard
  upon it, overshadows all the other painful chapters in the
  record.”—Critic.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Extraordinary indiscretion.”

      – =Acad.= 69: 1329. D. 23, ’05. 550w.

  “A narrative of most pathetic interest.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 92. Jl. ’06. 290w.

  “The radical fault of it lies in the fact that it was ever published.”

    – – =Lond. Times.= 4: 463. D. 29, ’05. 210w.

  “We think that a little more reserve would not have been amiss; but
  there is romance about some of her pages that is real Irish.”

    – + =Sat. R.= 101: 493. Ap. 21, ’06. 160w.


=Dickinson, Edward.= Study of the history of music; with an annotated
guide to music literature. **$2.50. Scribner.

  “It will be a vade mecum for all musicians, students, and music
  lovers.” W. J. Henderson.

  + + + =Atlan.= 96: 854. D. ’05. 100w.

  “It offers a straightforward and scholarly treatment of the subject.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 23. Ja. 1, ’06. 370w.

  “In its field there is probably no book in any language that can
  compare with this one in completeness, suggestiveness, clearness and
  general usefulness for the student of musical history.”

  + + + =Ind.= 60: 401. F. 15, ’06. 320w.


=Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes.= Greek view of life. 3d ed. (new issue).
**$1. McClure.

  “It is an investigation and explanation of the attitude of the Greeks
  toward life, nature and humanity, based upon a study of the Greek
  classics.” (N. Y. Times.) “The book has five chapters.—1. The Greek
  view of religion, 2. The Greek view of the state, 3. The Greek view of
  the individual, 4. The Greek view of art, 5. Conclusion. Each chapter
  has its divisions carefully planned and succintly treated, and
  concludes with a useful summary.” (Dial.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A well-balanced and well-written book from the hands of a competent
  author.” F. B. R. Hellens.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 196. Mr. 16, ’06. 1470w.

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 717. N. 24, ’06. 890w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 256. F. ’06, 40w.


=Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes.= Modern symposium. **$1. McClure.

  “It is impossible, without more quotation, to do justice to the
  security and ease, the lightness and penetration combined, of Mr.
  Dickinson. The book is as charming as it is suggestive. In its author
  we have one of the few living Englishmen who can really write prose.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 292. Mr. 10. 2260w.

  “A suggestive little volume, well worth reading.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 90. Ja. ’06. 20w.

  “The book has a genuinely literary character and is entertaining in
  the best sense. The dramatic setting increases the interest; but there
  is a lack of spontaneity in the arranging of the speakers which mars
  the artistic effect; the chairman is too much in evidence.” David
  Phillips.

    + – =Int. J. Ethics.= 17: 140. O. ’06. 220w.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 718. N. 24, ’06. 250w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 127. Ja. ’06. 60w.

  “We have to thank Mr. Dickinson for several pleasing epigrams, and the
  brilliant comparison of America and Europe, put into the mouth of
  Ellis the journalist, makes by itself the slender book worth reading.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 461. Ap. 14, ’06. 1280w.

  “He does his best for all, and he shows remarkable versatility in
  doing it.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 1041. D. 16, ’05. 440w.

  “It is, of course, the work of a critic, and its use is to interpret
  men of different opinions to each other. The defect of it is that
  while it throws much light upon opinions, it throws none on the
  problems.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 832. My. 26, ’06. 1880w.


=Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes.= Religion: a criticism and a forecast.
**50c. McClure.

  Reviewed by George Hodges.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 416. Mr. ’06. 170w.


=Dickson, Harris.= Gabrielle, transgressor. †$1.50. Lippincott.

  The scene of this romance, by the author of “The Ravanels,” is laid in
  the colonies. Gabrielle, daughter of a sturdy Frenchman, is married at
  the age of five and left to grow up in a convent. When she has reached
  a woman’s years, but while still a child in mind, she is taken forth
  to meet her husband. Before he arrives, however, an exiled prince of
  Turkey comes into the life of this impulsive young woman and, by his
  mystic suggestions of the Orient, takes her heart captive. The love
  story is especially ardent and has an unexpected ending.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The author’s treatment of the theme makes the yarn rather less absurd
  than might have been expected.”

    – + =Nation.= 83: 513. D. 13, ’06. 160w.

  “It is an ‘Arabian nights’ tale without the simple faith of the
  narrator which conquers the incredulity of the reader. Hence the
  interest it excites is languid, and it is not easy to follow it to its
  finish.”

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 868. D. 15, ’06. 400w.


=Dignan, Frank W.= Idle actor in Aeschylus. *50c. Univ. of Chicago
press.

  In his monograph Mr. Dignan shows that the fault of Aeschylus’s
  technique, if it really exists, is due to material limitations and to
  the restraints of tradition.


=Dilke, Lady Amelia Frances Strong.= Book of the spiritual life, with a
memoir of the author by the Rt. Rev. Sir Charles W. Dilke. *$3. Dutton.

  “Should be read by everyone interested in the literature of art.”
  Royal Cortissoz.

      – =Atlan.= 97: 278. F. ’06. 70w.


=Dill, Samuel.= Roman society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius. *$2.50.
Macmillan.

  “The work is a magnificent piece of historical synthesis. It is drawn
  from many sources, and presents a comprehensive view of the
  intellectual, social, moral and religious conditions of an important
  epoch. Whether the author’s opinions will receive universal acceptance
  may be doubted.” Patrick J. Healy, D. D.

  + + – =Cath. World.= 83: 433. Jl. ’06. 5310w.


=Dillon, Mary.= In Old Bellaire. †$1.50. Century.

  A quaint old Pennsylvania town with its cavalry school and dashing
  young officers at the east end and its students and intellectual
  mentors at the west end furnishes the scene of his story of the early
  sixties. The heroine is a prim little Puritan maiden whom it takes
  four years to convince that Quaker teaching and Northern prejudices
  can be made compatible with her love for a handsome, fastidious,
  daring, Southern-bred lover.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Critic.= 48: 474. My. ’06. 60w.

  Reviewed by Mrs. L. H. Harris.

      + =Ind.= 60: 1219. My. 24, ’06. 140w.

  “Treats of the war time with the admirable poise and impartial spirit
  we have learned to expect.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 72. F. 3, ’06. 1250w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 382. Je. 16, ’06. 160w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 476. F. 24, ’06. 110w.

  “To our ears the conversations have an unreal, stilted sound.”

    + – =Pub. Opin.= 40: 187. F. 10, ’06. 260w.


=Dillon, Mrs. Mary C.= The leader. †$1.50. Doubleday.

  “The story is concerned mainly with the career of a statesman, in whom
  it is the author’s evident intention to picture William J. Bryan, who
  has made himself the leader and the idol of the masses of his party. A
  large part of the narrative is taken up with events connected with the
  last Democratic national convention. There are some spirited
  descriptions of convention scenes, and a very good picture is
  presented of the convention as a whole.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “All in all, ‘The leader’ is a great political work—a matchless
  campaign document. It were superfluous to dwell on the evidence that
  its author is as unskilled in the use of the English language as most
  makers of political documents; that the construction of her novel,
  considered merely as a novel, is as shaky as that of many a party
  platform.” Edward Clark Marsh.

    – + =Bookm.= 24: 158. O. ’06. 1030w.

  “One feature of the book, however, is distinctly offensive; that is
  the affectation of British phrasing for the common details of American
  life.”

      – =Ind.= 61: 939. O. 18, ’06. 390w.

      – =Lit. D.= 33: 344. S. 22, ’06. 170w.

  “The veil of fiction cast over these incidents is of the thinnest; the
  writer’s art gives them no fresh meaning.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 246. S. 20, ’06. 210w.

  “Mrs. Dillon’s sole equipment for the writing of fiction is a knack
  for descriptive narrative. The plot of her story could hardly be more
  flimsy or more hackneyed.”

  – – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 579. S. 22, ’06. 500w.

  “A very good story in a conventional way, although the politics are
  rather bookish, and the social background is not specially true to any
  American locality.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 429. O. 20, ’06. 80w.

  Discrepant world: being an essay in fiction by the author of “Through
  spectacles of feeling.” $2. Longmans.

  “The scene is a Scottish village; there is a real story; there are
  several real characters from a lord to a pussy-cat that purred ‘three
  threads and a thrum;’ there are incidents as startling as a murder,
  and there are many deaths.... The author puts his folks into promising
  dilemmas, then ... has recourse to nature’s method—always ready.
  Fortunately the story is told with nature’s own simplicity, and the
  resultant for the reader is a vast cheerfulness in woe.”—Nation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Nation.= 83: 83. Jl. 26, ’06. 360w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 458. Jl. 21, ’06. 410w.

  “This book is really good.”

      + =Sat. R.= 102: 85. Jl. 21, ’06. 220w.


=Dix, Beulah Marie.= Fair maid of Graystones. †$1.50. Macmillan.

  “The book is alive; now and again it may border on the melodramatic,
  but it is all wholesomely good and healthily sentimental. The
  presentation shows power, skill, and sympathy, and we congratulate the
  author.”

      + =Cath. World.= 82: 563. Ja. ’06. 420w.

  “Miss Beulah Dix is an accomplished artificer of historical romance.”
  Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 155. Mr. 1, ’06. 210w.

  “Is really interesting.”

      + =Ind.= 59: 1345. D. 7, ’05. 130w.


=Dix, Morgan=, ed. History of Trinity church in the city of New York;
compiled in large part from original documents, by order of the
corporation. 4v. **$5. Putnam.

  The last volume of the four devoted to the history of Trinity church
  brings the account of the earliest Episcopal church in the city of New
  York down to the accession of the author who is the present rector.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “An interest ... far wider than the limits of the parish, albeit the
  largest and most influential parish in the land.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 198. Mr. 16, ’06. 600w. (Review of v. 3.)

  “When the time shall come for the history of this period to be
  written, let us hope that the historian will go back over the contents
  of this fourth volume, and, using the material therein collated, will
  place it in its true historic perspective and in its proper relation
  to the times now present.”

    + – =Dial.= 41: 119. S. 1, ’06. 480w. (Review of v. 4.)

  “The work now finished is rather the collection of material for
  history than history itself.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 181. Mr. 24, ’06. 420w. (Review of v. 4.)

  “A variety of incidents that attracted much public interest in their
  time occur in this record.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 809. Ap. 7, ’06. 140w. (Review of v. 4.)


=Dixon, Richard Watson.= Last poems of Richard Watson Dixon. Selected
and ed. by Robert Bridges. *$1.40. Oxford.

  “There are less than two-score pages in this final sheaf of song, and
  more than half of them are occupied by ‘Too much friendship,’ a
  miniature epic having for its hero an Athenian whose fortunes (or
  misfortunes) suggest those of both King Candaules and Job.” (Dial.)
  “Though this little volume holds the last gleanings of a poetic field,
  the ears of corn are firm and sound.” (Acad.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The first-piece, a tale of Roman friendship, is indeed unsuccessful,
  but the more intimate poems have a directness which at once arrests
  attention.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 329. Ap. 7, ’06. 180w.

  “His lyrical faculty which was considerable, shows here somewhat
  laboriously, and yet it is from the purely lyrical pieces that the
  book derives such value as it may possess.”

    – + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 195. F. 17, 530w.

  “A poet of sincerity and thoughtfulness.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 328. My. 16, ’06. 790w.

    + – =Lond. Times.= 4: 464. D. 29, ’05. 500w.


=Dixon, Thomas, jr.= Life worth living. **$1.20. Doubleday.

        =Critic.= 48: 95. Ja. ’06. 80w.


=Doat, Taxile Maximin.= Grand feu ceramics; tr. by S: E. Robineau.
*$7.50. Keramic Studio pub. co., Syracuse, N. Y.

  The series of articles by the well-known French authority on pottery
  which appeared in the “Keramic studio” during 1903. Part 1 is a view
  of the position of porcelain at the beginning of the twentieth
  century: Part 2 covers the ground of the technical instruction in the
  making of the Grand feu porcelain and grès.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Comprehensive handbook.”

      + =Int. Studio.= 27: sup. 33. D. ’05. 160w.

    + + =Nation.= 82: 17. Ja. 4, ’06. 1360w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 927. D. 30, ’05. 280w


=Dodd, Lee Wilson.= Modern alchemist, and other poems. $1.50. Badger, R:
G.

  The author says:

                “I would not have you think me all I seem
                  In these illuding mimicries of dream.”

  Further

                “My art, you see, is just to take a hint
                  Expand and make it permanent in print.”

  Observations of men and things, and retrospect in history’s and
  fancy’s realm have furnished most of the hints of his poems.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “There is stuff in these poems—deep thought and deep feeling. And
  conjoined with them is a delicacy of touch that shows the artist
  keeping the upper hand of his emotions.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 205. O. 1, ’06. 580w.

  “There is brain work behind Mr. Dodd’s verse, and poetic information.
  There is at present a certain overemphasis in Mr. Dodd’s phrasing
  which blunts his fineness.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 145. Ag. 16, ’06. 250w.

  “It is a pleasure to take up ‘A modern alchemist.’ It gives no hint
  that a great poem has arisen; but there is an agreeable certainty that
  the author has something to say and has not disdained to learn the art
  of saying it.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 774. N. 24, ’06. 430w.


=Dodge, David Low.= War inconsistent with the religion of Jesus Christ;
with an introd. by Edwin D. Mead. 75c. Ginn.

  This volume contains both of Mr. Dodge’s famous old pamphlets, with an
  introduction which tells the story of his remarkable life and reviews
  his pioneering work in the peace cause in the early part of the
  century.


=Dodge, Henry Irving.= Other Mr. Barclay; drawings by Nella Fontaine
Binckley. †$1.50. Consolidated retail booksellers.

  A tale of Wall street. “The plot concerns a certain Mr. Barclay, who
  was a bear, and went short to such an extent that he was ruined. After
  that he retired to a country town called Cosburg, and filled the place
  with frenzy. For he got the inhabitants interested in a pool, and
  later admitted them all as partners with himself in a joint stock
  grocery concern.” (N. Y. Times.) “The devastation wrought in a sleepy
  village by one stock gambler who fans the spirit of greed is forcibly
  depicted.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Ind.= 60: 1487. Je. 21, ’06. 100w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 265. Ap. 21, ’06. 340w.

  “The author knows his subject and handles it with directness and
  spirit.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 858. Ap. 14, ’06. 60w.

  “With the narrative goes much shrewd country humor and more than a
  passing insight into the rustic temperament.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 346. Mr. 17, ’06. 300w.


=Dodge, Henry Nehemiah.= Mystery of the West. $1.25. Badger, R: G.

  A book of stirring verse dedicated to “sea lords strong of soul” who
  boldly discovered new lands, to “the heroic dead” who bled for
  freedom, and to the faithful who guard the state from wrong.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  Reviewed by Wm. M. Payne.

        =Dial.= 41: 268. O. 1, ’06. 180w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 523. Ag. 25, ’06. 640w.


=Dole, Charles Fletcher.= Hope of immortality; our reasons for it. *75c.
Crowell.

  The Ingersoll lecture for 1906. Mr. Dole maintains that the hope of
  immortality arises out of a unity of thought, feeling and conduct, and
  he gives cumulative facts in which human life consists and which point
  to the hope of future life.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The perusal of this little volume leaves one questioning whether any
  better argument will ever be addressed to doubters of the future
  life.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 793. N. 24, ’06. 180w.


=Dole, Charles Fletcher.= Spirit of democracy. **$1.25. Crowell.

  A timely work dealing fairly and hopefully with the leading problems
  of present-day democracy and showing what real democratic government
  is.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Though the book is full of suggestive and helpful thoughts and on the
  whole is a valuable contribution to social progress, it is far
  inferior, we think, to Mr. Henry George’s latest work ‘The menace of
  privilege,’ in which democracy is treated in a far more fundamental
  and able manner.”

    + – =Arena.= 36: 680. D. ’06. 580w.

  “We need an accurate, clear and thoroughgoing description of actual
  social conditions, and a sound, practical, restrained indication of
  ways in which we may better ourselves. To the satisfaction of the
  first of these needs, Mr. Dole has made a worthy and suggestive
  contribution, but we cannot think that his treatment of the second has
  permanent significance.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 355. O. 25, ’06. 880w.

  “Its style is clear; its principles are simple and put with great
  simplicity. It embodies many wise suggestions. But it lacks
  intellectual coherence. On the whole, the book must be described as an
  expression of the author’s social and political ideals, many of which
  are admirable, rather than as an interpretation of historical facts or
  a study of fundamental social principles.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 383. O. 13, ’06. 450w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 759. D. ’06. 130w.


=Dole, Nathan Haskell=, comp. Latin poets: an anthology. $2. Crowell.

  “The selections from the various English translators have been most
  judiciously made.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 285. S. ’06. 110w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 122. Ja. ’06. 80w.


=Donaldson, James.= Westminster confession of faith and Thirty-nine
articles of the Church of England: the legal, moral, and religious
aspects of subscription to them. *$1.20. Longmans.

  “By the decision of the House of Lords the vast properties of the Free
  church of Scotland pass over to the “Wee Frees,” a little company of
  belated ministers who in 1900 refused to acquiesce in the union of the
  Free church and the United Presbyterian. The ground of the verdict of
  the last court of appeal is that the Free church has departed from the
  literal and rigid terms of the Confession of faith, thereby forfeiting
  its belongings of whatever sort to the insignificant minority who
  still accent the Confession in its original bare, bald literalness.
  This, with its manifold implications is the theme to which the
  principal of St. Andrews addresses himself.”—Am. J. Theol.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Principal Donaldson’s volume ought to awaken serious inquiry in the
  minds of all Christians who are fettered by creed subscriptions, for
  it all goes to show how unwise it is, and how dishonest and how
  morally ruinous, to cling to an outworn creed and outwardly to
  maintain religious tenets which the subscriber knows are no longer
  tenable.” Eri B. Hulbert.

      + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 355. Ap. ’06. 560w.

    + – =Lond. Times.= 4: 223. Jl. 14, ’05. 960w.

  “This is a deeply interesting book dealing with subjects which are
  smouldering to-day and may be burning to-morrow. We would offer to the
  writer of so thought-provoking a book not polemics but thanks.”

    + + =Spec.= 95: 866. N. 25, ’05. 1840w.


=Doney, Carl G.= Throne-room of the soul: a study in the culture of the
spiritual. $1. Meth. bk.

  The synopsis of thirty sermons on the culture of the soul.


=Donnell, Annie Hamilton.= Rebecca Mary; with eight illustrations in
color by Mary Shippen Green. †$1.50. Harper.

  “As a whole the story is an admirable example of that American school
  of fiction which esteems simplicity in art as its highest
  achievement.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 388. Mr. 31. 170w.

  “And she deserves to live in our hearts along with Mrs. Rice’s ‘Lovey
  Mary.’”

      + =Ind.= 59: 1347. D. 7, ’05. 120w.


=Donnell, Annie Hamilton.= Very small person; il. by Elizabeth Shippen
Green. †$1.25. Harper.

  The stories here are about children but their lesson is entirely for
  grown ups who have in their trust the developing child. The little
  comedies as well as the heart tragedies of children grow pathetic when
  there is no one near with whom to share them. It is to such a lonely
  group of children that the author turns in her sketches. It is a book
  for every mother.

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        =Nation.= 83: 514. D. 13, ’06. 30w.

  “They are written, for the most part, with a delicate art, with a keen
  sympathy for the needs of the childish heart, and a humorous
  appreciation of the workings of the childish mind. The central theme
  of most of the stories, however, lacks freshness both in idea and
  method of treatment.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 744. N. 10, ’06. 260w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 799. D. 1, ’06. 180w.

  “The effect is decidedly morbid.”

      – =Outlook.= 84: 796. N. 24, ’06. 80w.


=Dorsey, George Amos.= Cheyenne. 2v. ea. 50c. Field Columbian museum.

  An extensive monograph on the ceremonial organization of the Cheyenne
  which appears in the anthropological series of publications of the
  Field Columbian museum.

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  “A most interesting and valuable account of some of the social
  organizations of the Cheyenne Indians.”

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 418. Mr. ’06. 90w.

        =Dial.= 39: 212. O. 1, ’05. 70w.

    + + =Nature.= 73: 300. Ja. 25, ’06. 880w.


=Doub, William Coligny.= History of the United States. *$1. Macmillan.

  “The author has carried the grouping system to the extreme. Among the
  commendable features are the following: the space given to the life of
  the people; comparatively few pages given to accounts of the wars; and
  the large number of well-executed maps.” J. A. James.

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 446. Ja. ’06. 520w.


=Dougherty, John Hampden.= Electoral system of the United States; its
history together with a study of the perils that have attended its
operations; an analysis of the several efforts by legislation to avert
these perils, and a proposed remedy by amendment of the constitution.
**$1.50. Putnam.

  Mr. Dougherty’s book “deals with the counting of votes for president
  and vice-president of the United States. Mr. Dougherty tells the story
  of debates over the question and of the settlement of the dispute
  between the Senate and House of representatives in 1877; he reviews
  the judgments of the Electoral commission in Florida, Louisiana,
  Oregon, and South Carolina, and criticises the law of 1877. There are
  also discussions of the dangers of the electoral system and the
  ‘evils’ of the general election ticket system. The book closes with a
  remedy and explanation of it.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “While we cannot but think that Mr. Dougherty’s work would have
  profited by condensation, particularly in its summaries of the
  opinions of members of Congress, its historical merits are both sound
  and considerable. So far as he has gone, his work is not likely to
  need doing over again.” Wm. MacDonald.

  + + – =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 154. O. ’06. 750w.

  “Invaluable as a historical treatise.”

    + + =Dial.= 41: 70. Ag. 1, ’06. 400w.

  “The one adverse criticism that can be passed upon the book is that
  the author’s rigid ideals of historical exposition have led him to
  employ such wealth of detail that only the trained scholar will be
  able to keep a clear notion of what is essential in the work.”

  + + – =Ind.= 60: 1435. Je. 14, ’06. 310w.

        =Ind.= 61: 1170. N. 15, ’06. 30w.

  “It is a searching review and criticism of the electoral system now in
  vogue, and altho it undoubtedly fails to take sufficient account of
  the obstacles in the way of radical reform proposed, it is a critique
  of no small value in reference to a subject which has hitherto
  received too little attention considering its importance to the
  Republic.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 33: 124. Jl. 28, ’06. 100w.

      + =Nation.= 83: 85. Jl. 26, ’06. 790w.

  “Mr. Dougherty has done an excellent piece of work in pointing out the
  evils of the present system.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 288. My. 5, ’06. 770w.

  “All will not agree with his proposed remedies for the defects in the
  existing method of choosing the National chief executive, but none can
  fail to find suggestive value in the successive chapters.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 90. My. 12, ’06. 310w.


=Douglas, James.= Old France in the new world. $2.50. Burrows.

  “The book as it stands is well worthy of careful consideration.”

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 904. Jl. ’06. 780w.

  “Despite all that has been written on Quebec, Dr. Douglas manages to
  give us a fresh, unhackneyed and characteristic volume.”

  + + + =Nation.= 82: 228. Mr. 15, ’06. 740w.


=Dowd, Alice M.= Our common wild flowers of springtime and autumn.
$1.25. Badger, R. G.

  While this volume will undoubtedly hold the interest of all young
  nature lovers it is intended primarily for school use and to this end
  is divided into four parts for use in four successive school years,
  and excludes those plants which blossom only during vacation days. The
  plants chosen are common to the northeastern part of the United
  States, and their classification follows the sequence of families
  adopted by the most recent botanical works.

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  “There is nothing of a scientific value to be derived from the use of
  such a text. But judged by the existing standards of nature study as
  it actually exists in our schools, the book has much to commend it.”

    + – =Bookm.= 24: 73. S. ’06. 230w.

  “We do not feel quite so sure that the writer is a safe guide in
  matters of teleology, or the doctrine of final causes.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 77. Jl. 26, ’06. 220w.

  “Its author has contrived by careful condensation to pack much
  literary and artistic reference and allusion into its small space.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 473. Jl. 28, ’06. 100w.


=Dowden, Edward.= Montaigne. **$1.50. Lippincott.

  “Professor Dowden’s volume is by no means contemptible, but it is
  unfortunate, like most of this serial piecework, in doing again what
  has been better done already.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 809. Ap. 5, ’06. 260w.


=Downey, Edmund.= Charles Lever: his life and his letters. 2v. *$5.
Scribner.

  The author of “Harry Lorrequer,” and “Charles O’Malley” contributes
  somewhat to his own biography, thru letters and autobiographical
  prefaces to early stories which primarily show him to be a “typical
  good fellow,” with an amount of spring in his temperament and the
  power of enjoying life. The social and literary man, with a warm
  interest in politics, was a “good husband and father; he was honest
  (though his sincerity was sometimes under suspicion from the rapidity
  of his conclusions); he was kind; but he always got through more than
  he earned, and the result is a record of perpetual struggle to meet
  the claims upon him.... His extravagance led to a growing discontent,
  which reached unreasonable proportions. He was incapable alike of
  correcting his proof-sheets and his indulgences and grew embittered,
  unable to keep friends with himself, as the ‘good fellow’ is expected
  to do.” (Ath.)

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  “One would think it were an impossible feat to write a dull life of
  such an author, and yet, we fear, it has very nearly been accomplished
  by Mr. Edmund Downey.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 325. Ap. 7, ’06. 1770w.

  “It consists of materials for such a biography, but needs ... rigorous
  selection. There is a fair index, but the proof-reading has not been
  well done.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 540. My. 5. 2200w.

  “On the whole the brilliant passages in these letters are much fewer
  than would have been expected.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + – =Bookm.= 23: 625. Ag. ’06. 1350w.

  “He wisely decided to base the work almost entirely upon the letters
  and other autobiographical material at his disposal, and the result is
  very satisfactory, though it might perhaps have been more so if the
  matter had been condensed into half the space.”

  + + – =Critic.= 49: 189. Ag. ’06. 290w.

  “Not even its careful workmanship gives it the flavor of an ideal
  biography. Mr. Downey’s index ... leaves much to be desired.” Percy F.
  Bicknell.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 382. Je. 16, ’06. 2090w.

  “Mr. Downey’s biography is a great improvement on the previous one by
  Dr. Fitzpatrick. He is much more careful than his predecessor about
  his facts, and he has had the advantage of using new documents.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 147. Ap. 27, ’06. 1780w.

  “These two volumes will probably be read when his novels are never
  taken from the shelf.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 228. S. 13, ’06. 910w.

  “These letters reveal the man. Nothing, in fact, could give posterity
  a better idea of the Irish novelist.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 353. Je. 2, ’06. 1950w.

  “Mr. Downey’s volumes, however, are avowedly rather a supplement and
  corrective than a substitute [for Mr. Fitzpatrick’s Life.]”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 757. Je. 16, ’06. 1260w.

  “He kept his fun for his books. We cannot blame him; but his biography
  suffers.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 759. My. 12, ’06. 410w.


=Downs, Sarah Elizabeth (Forbush) (Mrs. George Sheldon).= Step by step.
†$1.50. Dillingham.

  An unusually wholesome, possible story for young people. It sketches
  the upward career of an orphan lad who early learns how to operate in
  his life a demonstrable principle of success.


=Dowson, Ernest.= Poems, with a memoir by Arthur Symons. *$1.50. Lane.

  Reviewed by P. H. Frye.

        =Bookm.= 23: 95. Mr. ’06. 280w.


=Doyle, (Arthur) Conan.= Green flag. *50c. Fenno.

  A new popular edition of stories of war and sport which include
  besides the title story: Captain Sharkey, which recounts certain
  adventures in the career of a notorious pirate; The crime of the
  brigadier, in which the criminal himself tells of his strange fox
  hunt; The Croxley master; The “Slapping Sal”; The lord of Châteaunoir;
  The striped chest; A shadow before; The king of the foxes; The three
  correspondents; The new catacomb; The début of Bimbashi Joyce; and A
  foreign romance.

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      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 347. Mr. 17, ’06. 110w.


=Doyle, (Arthur) Conan.= Sir Nigel; il. by the Kinneys. †$1.50. McClure.

  “Paladin deeds crowd one on another in this story. The plot is highly
  colored, and concerns principally three deeds which Nigel swears to
  perform before he will return from Brittany to claim the Lady Mary
  Buttesthorn. Forced marches and the taking of robbers’ castles, and
  joustings for love of fighting, and real battles for the king, all
  befall on the way. How young Nigel captured ‘The Red Ferret’ and took
  the castle of La Brohiniere, and finally at the battle of Poitiers
  took prisoner King John II. of France, thus accomplishing his vows,
  and how he was knighted by the ‘Black Prince’ and sent home to get
  married is clearly and graphically told in this book.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + + =Acad.= 71: 590. D. 8, ’06. 160w.

  “He has taken pains with his authorities, and the result is an
  unqualified success.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 687. D. 1. 360w.

  “As a narrative pure and simple, Sir Nigel deserves unstinted praise.”
  Beverly Stark.

    + + =Bookm.= 24: 279. N. ’06. 610w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1498. D. 20, ’06. 140w.

  “Excellent as the story is in general, it is not flawless—what story
  is? The author is not immune from the besetting sin of the Celtic
  temperament—exaggeration.”

  + + – =Lit. D.= 33: 555. O. 20, ’06. 270w.

  “Nor does Sir Arthur ever quite fall between the two stools of
  explanation and action. It is only that the constant jumping from one
  to the other is not always deftly executed. But that is our only
  criticism. The spirit of the fourteenth century is well interpreted.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 386. D. 16, ’06. 480w.

  “As a picture of the times, the book is successful, though the story
  does not seem so gripping as ‘The white company.’”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 631. O. 6, ’06. 320w.

  “The novel is not only a spirited story, but a very carefully drawn
  picture of the age of chivalry, bringing out both the heroism and the
  brutality of that period and interpreting its spirit in its
  activities, ideals, dress, and social organization.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 710. N. 24, ’06. 170w.

  “He can give you, in short, everything in the time and of the time but
  the time itself. That eludes him.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 713. D. 8, ’06. 470w.

      + =Spec.= 97: 938. D. 8, ’06. 180w.


=Dozier, Orion Theophilus.= Poems. $1.25. Neale.

  The third edition of Mr. Dozier’s poems including “A galaxy of
  southern heroes” and other poems of former publications.


=Dresser, Horatio Willis.= Health and the inner life: an analytical and
historical study of spiritual healing theories; with an account of the
life and teachings of P. P. Quimby. **$1.35. Putnam.

  “Mr. Dresser’s book is primarily devoted to rehabilitating the memory
  of Mr. P. P. Quimby whom the author declares to have been the founder
  of the new movement in this country.”—Pub. Opin.

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  “Mr. Dresser’s last book has the great virtue of presenting abstract
  truths concretely, in good literary style.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 479. My. ’06. 100w.

        =Pub. Opin.= 40: 315. Mr. 10, ’06. 160w.


=Driscoll, Clara.= In the shadow of the Alamo. †$1.50. Putnam.

  “Local color rather than plot is the most conspicuous element in these
  half-dozen sketches of the San Antonio valley. The spirit of the grim
  old Alamo pervades all of them and in one of them, Miss Driscoll tells
  once more the tale of soul-stirring bravery forever associated with
  its walls.”—Critic.

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  “Pathos and passion are both to be found in the stories, but it is the
  atmosphere which is most delightful.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 286. S. ’06. 80w.

  “They stray from probability and lack skill in the telling.”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 375. Je. 9, ’06. 130w.

  “A lack of literary finish and artistic proportion makes the reading
  somewhat tedious.”

      – =Outlook.= 83: 481. Je. 23, ’06. 70w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 382. S. ’06. 60w.


=Dubois, Rev. Leo. L.= St. Francis of Assisi, social reformer. *$1.
Benziger.

  A purely sociological study of St. Francis in which “an effort is made
  to describe the steps by which he became a reformer, the work
  accomplished by him, the processes of his mind and the traits of his
  character as far as these affected his reform work, the racial ideas
  and principles on which his reform work was grounded.”

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  “In many ways it does not compare favorably with the well-known
  biography of Sabatier, to which the author gives high praise.”

    + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 175. Jl. ’06. 60w.

    + + =Cath. World.= 83: 258. Ap. ’06. 430w.


=Dubois, Paul.= Influence of the mind on the body; tr. from the 5th Fr.
ed. by L. B. Gallatin. **50c. Funk.

  The education of the reason to control physical health is the watch
  word of Dr. Dubois’ little volume. In his discussion of the reciprocal
  influence which the spirit and body, the moral and the physical, exert
  upon each other, he believes that religion can be efficacious only
  when it creates a living philosophy in him who practices it, that such
  a philosophy has power to order harmony.


=Dubois, Dr. Paul.= Psychic treatment of nervous disorders; tr. from the
French by Smith Ely Jelliffe, and William A. White. *$3. Funk.

  “He does not make any exaggerated claims.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 574. Mr. 8, ’06. 230w.


=Du Bose, William Porcher.= Gospel in the gospels. **$1.50. Longmans.

  “‘The gospel in the gospels’ is their revelation of God in humanity
  and of humanity in God. Christianity is described ‘in its largest
  sense to be the fulfillment of God in the world through the
  fulfillment of the world in God.’ In these three stages are marked—(1)
  the gospel of the earthly life of Jesus, the common humanity; (2) the
  gospel of the resurrection, expressive of the new power communicated
  by Jesus as the conqueror and destroyer of sin and death; (3) the
  gospel of the incarnation, presenting the works wrought by Jesus as no
  mere act of an exceptional humanity, but a work of God, fulfilling and
  completing himself in humanity. These three stages constitute the main
  divisions of the work.”—Outlook.

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  “The former publications of Professor W. P. Du Bose ... have raised
  high expectations, which are justified in this his latest work.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 569. Mr. 10, ’06. 410w.

  “The strong point of Mr. Du Bose’s book is, to the mind of the present
  writer, that it offers a logical position to metaphysically-minded
  persons who are already emotionally and spiritually convinced.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 204. Ag. 11, ’06. 1420w.


=Du Cane, Col. Herbert=, tr. War in South Africa. **$4. Dutton.

  An authorized translation of the German official account of the war in
  South Africa. Following a four part narrative of the war’s events is a
  “Tactical retrospect” of the conflict “in which are considered the
  skill of the Boers in the employment of their weapons, the defects of
  their methods of fighting, ‘innocuous’ bombardments, misapplied
  manoeuvres, the ‘essence’ of war, the difficulties confronting the
  offensive, the essential need for mental development.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Colonel DuCane’s translation of the German history has its place
  marked in the library of all soldiers who study their profession in a
  serious manner.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 19. Ja. 19, ’06. 1750w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “While the book is written primarily for military purposes, it serves
  admirably as a history of the war for more general reading.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 82. Jl. 26, ’06. 1090w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 108. F. 7, ’06. 250w.

  “A book of considerable value to students of military matters, whether
  for tactical or historical purposes.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 484. Ag. 4, ’06. 880w.

  “The text is clear, sober, and balanced throughout.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 818. Ag. 4, ’06. 60w.

  “Admirable translation.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 461. Mr. 24, ’06. 2140w. (Review of v. 2.)


=Duclaux, Mary (Mary Darmesteter) (Agnes Mary Frances Robinson).= Fields
of France: little essays in descriptive sociology. $6. Lippincott.

  “Those who have wandered much in France will enjoy this book, and
  those who have not may by it conceive a desire to do so.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 382. Ap. ’06. 260w.

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 1016. Je. 30, ’06. 140w.


=Dudden, F. Holmes.= Gregory the Great: his place in history and
thought. 2v. *$10. Longmans.

  A biography which portrays “distinctly the Gregory of his own time.”
  (Lond. Times.) The sketch follows a three-fold division: (1) a
  detailed history of the life of Pope Gregory the Great; (2) a
  systematic exposition of Gregory’s theological opinions; (3) an
  account of the political, social and religious characterization of the
  Gregorian age. “Mr. Dudden has fairly faced his difficult task, and
  his industry has been equal to his courage. The book rests upon a
  thorough analysis of the original sources to which, by the way, an
  admirable index serves as guide, whether one use the narrative or not.
  On the other hand, modern authorities, unfortunately, have been almost
  entirely ignored.” (Lond. Times.)

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  “His book is a solid piece of genuine historical work which bears
  witness to conscientious and laborious research. So thorough is his
  method that he scarcely leaves room for a future writer to add
  anything to what will be henceforth the standard work on the subject.”

  + + + =Acad.= 70: 137. F. 10, ’06. 950w.

  “It rests everywhere sanely and safely on a personal study of the
  sources, guided and corrected by a wide knowledge of the researches of
  modern scholars.” George L. Burr.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 635. Ap. ’06. 1100w.

  “Mr. Dudden must be congratulated upon the ample and well-devised
  scheme of his work. He cannot be congratulated upon his omission of
  all reference to the work of other scholars. In the more general field
  of thought and theology of the age Mr. Dudden fails, if at all, in
  completeness. He does not take a wide enough sweep. Gregory’s mental
  peculiarities are treated too much as isolated phenomena. It seems
  ungracious to dwell so much upon what is absent from so laborious,
  honest and interesting a book. Had Mr. Dudden allowed himself more
  time and more liberty of judgment it would have been fully
  successful.” E. H. Watson.

    + – =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 760. O. ’06. 1560w.

  “Adequate knowledge of the things Gregory said and did, and the sound
  sense to estimate their value; also an intimate acquaintance with the
  men and policies of the pope’s period, and sane historical judgment to
  test them, are conspicuous characteristics of Mr. Dudden’s work: and
  if the biographer has given us many pages—more than are necessary to
  satisfy our bare necessities—we may well forget to grumble, and may
  say our grace with thankfulness.” John Herkless.

  + + – =Hibbert J.= 4: 924. Jl. ’06. 2350w.

  “The style is clear and without affectation.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 29. Ja. 26, ’06. 1920w.

  “Mr. Dudden has succeeded in bringing out in clear relief the truly
  constructive aspects of his work, and in leaving on the reader’s mind
  an adequate impression of one of the greatest of Christian prelates.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 497. Je. 14, ’06. 1040w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 10: 753. N. 4, ’05. 240w.

  “For so thorough and informing a piece of historical labor it is
  wonderfully entertaining.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 655. O. 6, ’06. 2330w.

  “An abler apologist than Mr. Dudden it would be impossible to find;
  because his defense is indirect and implicit, it is all the more
  convincing.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 100: 846. D. 30, ’05. 1670w.

  “By reason of its literary merit, its vitalising power over the past,
  its successful relation of ancient springs of action to living and
  universal movements, and its strictly scientific use of difficult and
  often obscure material, will remain the standard work on the spiritual
  significance of the sixth century in the West.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: 753. My. 12, ’06. 2110w.


=Dudeney, Mrs. Henry E.= Battle of the weak: or, Gossips Green; il. by
Paul Hardy. †$1.50. Dillingham.

  A story of love of nearly a hundred years ago is set in a scene
  furnished by a little town of southern England near the sea. “Quaker
  Jay was always a Southerner, passionate and voluble, delighting in
  colour, music, and sunshine. Lucy Vernon, in love with love and with
  Quaker, and as much a child of the summer and sunshine as he, was
  married by arrangement to a husband whose gods were decency,
  self-restraint, and domestic order.” (Lond. Times.) From this romantic
  chaos unanticipated order finally emerges.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Lovers of ‘Susan’ will turn eagerly to ‘Gossips Green’, and they will
  not be disappointed.”

      + =Acad.= 71: 286. S. 22, ’06. 180w.

  “Its author, in true modern fashion, is concerned less with the theme
  of the story ... than with the manner of telling it; and this manner,
  is in the main, admirable—sympathetic, humorous, artistic, yet
  conveying withal a slight suggestion of insincerity.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 362. S. 29. 230w.

  “There are many poignant pages in Mrs. Dudeney’s new book, and for
  their sake she may be pardoned the palpable effort she had to make at
  last to secure a happy ending.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 24: 389. D. ’06. 280w.

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 322. S. 21, ’06. 370w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 833. D. 1, ’06. 490w.

      – =Outlook.= 84: 529. O. 27, ’06. 100w.

  “The story ... is not always pleasant reading, and it is extremely
  difficult to believe in the reality of Quaker Jay, the foundling.”

      – =Spec.= 97: 579. O. 20, ’06. 180w.


=Dudley, John William Ward, 1st earl of.= Letters to “Ivy” from the
first Earl of Dudley; ed. with introd. and notes, by S. H. Romilly. *$5.
Longmans.

  “All who are interested in the politics of the period between Pitt’s
  death in 1806 and the great Reform bill of 1832 will be delighted with
  these letters of Lord Dudley to Mrs. Dugald Stewart.” (Sat. R.)
  “Speaking broadly, one-third of the papers may be called unimportant,
  since they are but hasty notes illustrating merely the writer’s filial
  affection for Mrs. Stewart. The other two-thirds consist of moderately
  long epistles—epistles, at any rate, which are long enough to disclose
  the nature of Ward’s tastes and mind.... The correspondence here
  published runs parallel during the greater part of its course with the
  ‘Creevy papers,’ and covers some of the ground traversed by the first
  volume of Grenville.” (Nation.)

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  “The book is efficiently edited ... the one objection that we have to
  make against it is its title.”

    + + =Acad.= 69: 1071. O. 14, ’05. 1150w.

  “Mr. Romilly’s chapter-prefaces are, in general, excellent, but his
  notes are too exclusively political.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 573. O. 28. 2090w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 100. Jl. 12, ’06. 520w.

  “In these letters he is seen at his best. They are a rich feast for
  all who enjoy the lighter phases of politics, literature, society and
  travel.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 4: 440. D. 15, ’05. 2850w.

  “The interest attaching to these letters is much greater than that
  belonging to the average volume of eighteenth-century correspondence,
  and, quite apart from their service in recalling the memory of an
  extraordinary man, they bring us much nearer to Dudley himself than do
  any of his other writings.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 101. F. 1, ’06. 1650w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 10: 641. S. 30, ’05. 280w.

  “As a lively contemporary view of the men and events of that critical
  period they possess something of the attraction which belongs to those
  of Horace Walpole himself for a period slightly earlier.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 25. Ja. 13, ’06. 1070w.

  “Next to their keenness and geniality, their predominant note is
  extreme sanity. Written in an easy and affectionate style, and full of
  shrewd judgments on politics and society. We cannot praise too highly
  the editorial work of Mr. S. H. Romilly.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 100: 593. N. 4, ’05. 1650w.

  “Not only are they excellent in themselves, but they reveal a strange
  and curiously attractive figure, somewhat of a mystery to his
  generation, and almost forgotten nowadays save by diligent students of
  memoirs.”

    + + =Spec.= 95: 611. O. 21, ’05. 1750w.


=Dudley, M. E.= Tangled threads: a tale of Mormonism. 50c. Badger, R: G.

  An anti-mormon poem which in nine cantos of rhymed couplets tells the
  direful story of the handsome Mormon Rolland, of the wives he married,
  and of his death which finally set them free.


=Duignan, W. H.= Worcestershire place names. *$2.40. Oxford.

        =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 466. Ja. ’06. 30w.


=Duke, Basil W.= Morgan’s cavalry. $2. Neale.

  Gen. Duke “who has fought under John Morgan gives some accounts of
  various raids in which he took part. His point of view is that of a
  Kentucky man who went South; and what is of most interest in the
  volume is the description of the straits to which the Kentucky
  secession regiments were driven in the last period of the war,
  especially after the secession of Lee and Johnston.” (Nation.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is really a long time since there has come into this office a
  Civil-war book affording such unmixed satisfaction.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 123. Jl. 28, ’06. 140w.

        =Nation.= 83: 78. Jl. 26, ’06. 70w.

  “It contains, moreover, a vast deal of interesting and picturesque
  matter—in spite of the fact that Gen. Duke is not always cunning at
  narrative—and throws as much light on the actual state of affairs in
  the Western army, especially as to the weaknesses of that army, as any
  contribution to the subject that we now recall.”

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 465. Jl. 21, ’06. 740w.

  “His is a well-written narrative, direct, simple, aglow with human
  interest, rich in anecdote, and free from animosity against those who
  brought his leader’s and his own efforts to naught. As a military
  history it is somewhat open to criticism, but corrective readings can
  easily be obtained, and it is undoubtedly deserving of a wide
  audience.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 482. Je. 23, ’06. 240w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 253. N. ’06. 50w.


=Dumas, Alexandre.= Count of Monte Cristo; complete rev. tr. with
biographical sketch by Adolphe Cohn. 2v. $2.50. Crowell.

  Compactness and utility are foremost among the characteristics that
  recommend the thin paper two volume sets. This “Monte Cristo” with its
  two thousand pages will occupy no more than two inches of shelf space.
  A biographical sketch of Dumas and an introduction make the book
  desirable from a student’s viewpoint.


=Dunbar, Agnes B. C.= Dictionary of saintly women. 2v. ea. *$4.
Macmillan.

  “We have found the references, as far as we have been able to verify
  them, exact and correct. No Catholic library ought to be without this
  useful work.”

  + + + =Cath. World.= 82: 118. Ap. ’06. 130w. (Review of v. 2.)


=Dunbar, Paul Laurence.= Howdy, honey, howdy. **$1.50. Dodd.

  “Tho they are songs without notes, they have a lilt by which they sing
  themselves for the reader. Mr. Dunbar’s poems are much the better of
  the two, but some of the photographs reproduced in ‘Banjo talks’ have
  the greater artistic merit.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 284. F. 1, ’06. 250w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 122. Ja. ’06. 40w.


=Dunbar, Paul Laurence.= Lyrics of sunshine and shadow. **$1. Dodd.

  “Every poem in this little collection counts.”

      + =Reader.= 7: 453. Mr. ’06. 250w.


=Duncan, Norman.= Adventures of Billy Topsail. †$1.50. Revell.

  The second edition of a book that can delight the heart of a real boy.
  The author says “All Newfoundland boys have adventures; but not all
  Newfoundland boys survive them.” Billy Topsail is among the lucky
  survivors of prank and adventure. He captures a huge devil fish, goes
  whaling, is lost on a cliff, runs away to join a sealer, and is
  equally ready in calm or gale, high tide or low to beat any
  companion’s emergency record. A wholesome book with the right spirit
  for boys.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A rare style marks the book.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 484. D. 6, ’06. 140w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 683. O. 20, ’06. 130w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 386. O. 13, ’06. 110w.

  “‘The adventures of Billy Topsail’ ... are not in themselves of
  absorbing interest, and Mr. Duncan’s style is rather spasmodic and
  impressionistic, but they have the virtue of being out of the
  ordinary.”

    + – =R. of Rs.= 34: 767. D. ’06. 50w.


=Duncan, Norman.= Mother. †$1.25. Revell.

        =Outlook.= 81: 683. N. 18, ’05. 60w.

      + =Reader.= 6: 719. N. ’05. 120w.


=Duncan, Robert Kennedy.= New knowledge: a popular account of the new
physics and the new chemistry in their relation to the new theory of
matter. **$2. Barnes.

  “Is a book on science for the layman that will rank among the best of
  its kind.”

    + + =Bookm.= 22: 535. Ja. ’06. 170w.


=Dunham, Curtis.= Golden goblin; or, The Flying Dutchman, junior: a
pleasant fantasy for children based on the most fascinating of all
undying legends; told in prose and verse; pictures by George F. Kerr.
†$1.25. Bobbs.

  A fantastic tale of the experiences of two little shipwrecked Dutch
  children who were picked up by the phantom ship, the Flying Dutchman.
  Even the most imaginative child will have to exert himself to keep
  pace with the swift panorama of sea adventures.

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        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 60w.


=Duniway, Clyde Augustus.= Development of the freedom of the press in
Massachusetts. *$1.50. Longmans.

  A monograph which won the Toppan prize of Harvard University in 1897.
  “After the preliminary chapter on the control of the press in England,
  the author transfers his investigations to Massachusetts, and traces
  in chronological order the events which marked the decline of
  authority over the press in the New World.” (Dial.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A valuable addition to the ‘Harvard historical studies’ series in
  which it is published.” Andrew McFarland Davis.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 145. O. ’06. 1220w.

  Reviewed by Ellis P. Oberholtzer.

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 345. S. ’06. 700w.

  “Hereafter anyone who wishes to know anything on this subject will
  refer to this monograph.” Theodore Clarke Smith.

    + + =Atlan.= 98: 704. N. ’06. 160w.

  “Abundant footnotes, with references and appendices, attest the
  scholarly investigation, the authoritativeness, and the excellence of
  this study of the early press in Massachusetts.”

    + + =Dial.= 41: 168. S. 16, ’06. 270w.

  “A real contribution to the study of the evolution of liberty in
  America.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1170. N. 15, ’06. 20w.

  “The development of a free press in the United States has never before
  been traced so adequately or so authoritatively.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1232. N. 22, ’06. 670w.

  “He comes nearer than any other writer to being the historian of the
  free press in the Anglo-Saxon world.”

  + + + =Nation.= 83: 248. S. 20, ’06. 1020w.

  “Is in all respects scholarly, authoritative, and interesting.”

    + + =Putnam’s.= 1: 255. N. ’06. 270w.

  “Mr. Duniway’s narrative is ... excellent.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 24. Jl. 7, ’06. 190w.

  “In Professor Duniway’s excellent monograph a subject requiring
  exhaustive research is developed with thoroughness, with logical and
  historic continuity, and flanked by a large array of authorities,
  personal and documentary.” C. Deming.

    + + =Yale R.= 15: 328. N. ’06. 630w.


=Dunn, Martha Baker.= Cicero in Maine, and other essays. **$1.25.
Houghton.

  “Rather too self-consciously light and airy in tone.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 90. Ja. ’06. 70w.


=Dunne, Finley Peter (Martin Dooley).= Dissertations by Mr. Dooley.
†$1.50. Harper.

  Mr. Dooley’s observations here recorded deal with such thoroly modern
  topics as short marriage contracts, automobiles, the Irish question,
  oats as food, the Carnegie-Homer controversy, gambling, oratory and
  the comforts of travel. He is at his best and Hennesy as ever a
  willing foil.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His present series of dissertations deserves a place with its
  forerunners.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 481. D. 6, ’06. 70w.

  “He shows no diminution in wisdom or the power to express himself, and
  his dissertations are all up to date.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 777. N. 24, ’06. 170w.

  “Shrewd and whimsically humorous as ever in many of his recent remarks
  on questions and sensations of the day, in others Mr. Dooley seems
  rather heavy-handed, and the old-time Archery road machinery creaks a
  little here and there.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 794. N. 24, ’06. 110w.


=Dunning, Harry Westbrook.= To-day on the Nile. *$2.50. Pott.

  This book was “written primarily for the benefit of prospective
  tourists.... The Boston Transcript concisely sums it up, in saying:
  ‘The volume is at once a history and description of the country, and a
  guide-book, valuable and interesting in each of these respects.’...
  When the traveler starts he would be well advised to drop a copy of
  Dr. Dunning’s book into his steamer-trunk.”—Lit. D.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Contains not a little substantial information, and affords a graphic
  view of modern Egypt.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 331. Mr. 3, ’06. 190w.

  “Popular but scholarly chapters on Egyptian history and mythology.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 33. Ja. 18, ’06. 270w.


=Dunning, William Archibald.= History of political theories from Luther
to Montesquieu. **$2.50. Macmillan.

  “The history of political theories has exceptional interest, and the
  recent English literature devoted to it, already comprising a
  considerable number of volumes, includes no work more noteworthy than
  that of Professor Dunning.” Alfred H. Lloyd.

  + + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 368. Ja. ’06. 1660w.

  “If I were to venture to name the distinguishing excellence of this
  volume, I should say that it is the fine sense of proportion that
  guides the author in the distribution and arrangement of his ponderous
  material.” I. A. Loos.

  + + + =Am. J. Soc.= 11: 575. Ja. ’06. 740w.

  “For one who desires a general survey of the ideas of political
  writers of the period, the book will fill a long-felt want, but there
  is a decided lack of critical analysis, which, to the student of
  political institutions, leaves much to be desired.” Ward W. Pierson.

    + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 428. Mr. ’06. 860w.

  “For a bird’s-eye view of the subject it could scarcely be surpassed.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 297. Mr. 10. 130w.

  + + – =Ind.= 60: 339. F. 8, ’06. 830w.

  “Professor Dunning’s volume covers ground which has often been before
  traversed, and sometimes with much greater attention to detail, and,
  it must be admitted, with greater learning.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 258. Jl. 20, ’06. 900w.

  “This second volume on the ‘History of political theory,’ like the
  first by the same author, is a credit to American scholarship.” Isaac
  Althaus Loos.

    + + =Yale R.= 15: 319. N. ’06. 1130w.


=Dunton, Theodore Watts-.= Coming of love, Rhona Boswell’s story and
other poems. *$2. Lane.

  The seventh and enlarged edition of Mr. Watts-Dunton’s “Coming of
  love” includes in addition to the poems of previous editions those
  that had been “lent to friends in manuscript and mislaid” among them,
  “Haymaking song,” and “The haunted girl.”

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  “The freshness of this poem is amazing, almost as amazing as its
  audacity and simplicity. This poem is a triumph of artistry.” J. S.

    + + =Acad.= 70: 225. Mr. 10, ’06. 1720w.

  “It is in structure, as well as imaginative quality, one of the most
  original poems written during the past century.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 256. Mr. 3. 2270w.

  “As interesting as the story itself, is the prefatory explanation by
  the author as to the growth and final evolution of ‘The coming of
  love’ as it now stands.” Edith M. Thomas.

      + =Critic.= 49: 218. S. ’06. 480w.

    + – =Nation.= 82: 326. Ap. 19, ’06. 310w.

  Reviewed by H. W. Boynton.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 206. Ap. 7, ’06. 1660w.


=Durham, M. Edith.= Burden of the Balkans. $4. Longmans.

      + =Spec.= 96: 227. F. 10, ’06. 60w.


=Durstan, Mrs. Georgia Roberts.= Candle light; il. by Katharine H.
Greenland. $1.25. Saalfield.

  The imaginative child and his dreams, the active child and his busy
  work and play are portrayed in rhyme and color for little people.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A series of child verse with agreeable qualities.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 1411. D. 13, ’06. 30w.

    + – =R. of Rs.= 34: 765. D. ’06. 120w.


=Dyer, G. W.= Democracy in the South before the Civil war. $1. Pub.
house of the M. E. ch. So.

  “A strong protest against the theory usually advocated by our
  historians, that affairs in the South in ante-bellum times were
  largely controlled by an oligarchy of slave-holders, who kept down the
  average white man, who made labor disdained, who kept the South
  agricultural, while the great mass of the people were idle,
  illiterate, and lazy.”—Am. J. Soc.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “While its substance is of very uneven value, the style and thought
  are vigorous, and the book deserves attention as a product of its
  time.” Ulrich B. Phillips.

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 715. Ap. ’06. 450w.

  “The syllabus suggests a most interesting line of work, which, if
  carried out without prejudice or passion, of which unfortunately there
  are traces, ought to yield results of great value to the student of
  American social and economic history.” J. W. Shepardson.

    + – =Am. J. Soc.= 11: 699. Mr. ’06. 180w.

  “Some of his statements are, to say the least, open to question, and
  more of his conclusions. Nevertheless, its general thesis is sound.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 89. My. 12, ’06. 90w.


=Dyer, Henry.= Dai Nippon: a study in national evolution. *$3.50.
Scribner.

  “The book is interesting, modern, and very thoughtful; having the
  outlook of a man of scientific training, who is yet conscious of the
  deeper currents of individual and racial life.”

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 338. S. ’06. 380w.


=Dyer, Thomas Finninger Thiselton-.= Folklore of women, as illustrated
by legendary and traditionary tales, folk-rhymes, proverbial sayings,
superstitions, etc. **$1.50. McClurg.

  An anthology, concise and classified, of the proverbial sayings,
  folk-rhymes, superstitions, and traditionary lore associated with
  women.

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  “He displays as usual a great industry and a minute knowledge. But his
  work would be more illuminating if he had chosen fewer facts, and
  written of each one with more suggestion and fancy.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 494. O. 20, ’06. 140w.


                                   E


=Eastman, Henry Parker.= Negro, his origin, history and destiny. $2.
Roxburgh pub.

  “The intention of the author in writing this book has been to reveal
  and demonstrate beyond all question the origin of the negro; to trace
  his history from the beginning to the present, and to state what he
  believes to be the true solution of the race problem.” The work
  contains a reply to “The negro, a beast.”


=Easton, H. T.= Money, exchange, and banking, in their practical,
theoretical, and legal aspects. $1.75. Pitman.

  A complete manual for bank officials, business men and students of
  commerce. “The nature and use of money, the mechanism of exchange, and
  the development of banking in various parts of the world—but with
  special reference to England and the money market—are fully explained.
  But, in addition, the organization of a bank, the duties of its
  various officials, and the manner in which the books of a bank are
  kept and the balance sheet prepared are dealt with.” The legal side of
  banking and the most important points in connection with bills of
  exchange, cheques, and the relationship between banker and customer
  are carefully considered.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Easton’s book appeals neither to the theorist nor to the
  accomplished banker, but to the average student of such matters, and
  it will serve his purpose well.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 111. F. 24, ’06. 130w.


=Easton, M. G.= House by the bridge. †$1.50. Lane.

  Transplanted from sunshiny regiment life in India to a gloomy English
  home steeped in a skilfully guarded mystery, the sensitive heroine of
  this tale grows wise among people who “appear either to have mated
  with the wrong person or suffered troubles of the heart.” The tragic
  element of the story is fully offset by a romantic interest that grows
  up about Joan and guides her interests into pleasanter ways.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book shows great promise of better things to come. Like many
  modern novels it has far too much plot.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 310. Mr. 31, ’06. 280w.

  “The ’prentice hand betrays itself in an exuberance of incident and
  coincidence which gives a sense of overcrowding. The plot is, however,
  well constructed, and the mystery successfully sustained.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 446. Ap. 14. 140w.

  “Here is a story done all in gray and brown and black, with scarcely a
  gleam of sunshine.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

      – =Bookm.= 23: 541. Jl. ’06. 310w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 296. My. 5, ’06. 270w.


=Eckel, Edwin C.= Cements, limes and plasters: their materials,
manufacture, and properties. *$6. Wiley.

  “It is probably one of the most complete treatises which has been
  published up to the present day on this subject.”

  + + + =Nature.= 73: 457. Mr. 15, ’06. 470w.


=Edgar, Madalen G.= Stories from Scottish history. 60c. Crowell.

  Uniform with the “Children’s favorite classics.” A bright series of
  narratives based on Scott’s “Tales of a grandfather,” running
  continuously from the struggle for freedom under Wallace and Bruce to
  the union of the crowns.

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  “It is well, however, for the reader to bear in mind the fact that Sir
  Walter Scott was a Tory and his historical tales are sometimes
  strongly tinged with the deep reactionary prejudices he entertained.”

    + – =Arena.= 36: 572. N. ’06. 180w.

        =Nation.= 83: 514. D. 13, ’06. 30w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 718. N. 3, ’06. 80w.


=Edghill, E. A.= Inquiry into the evidential value of prophecy: being
the Hulsean prize essay for 1904; with preface by Rt. Rev. H. E. Ryle.
$2. Macmillan.

  “An accomplished scholar, at present a young Anglican curate, presents
  in this volume both the maximum and the minimum estimate of the
  validity of the prophecies relating to the Messiah of the Hebrew hope,
  which conservatively applied criticism may be well considered to
  justify.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 299. S. 15. 660w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 579. Jl. 7, ’06. 160w.

  “His book is not only a conscientious and well-reasoned presentation
  of his own point of view; it will also assure his readers, whatever
  their own prepossessions, of the adherence of the best instructed
  among the younger clergy to the ancient lines of the faith.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 102: 551. N. 3, ’06. 1060w.


=Edwards, A. Harbage.= Kakemono: Japanese sketches. *$1.75. McClurg.

  Reverently and simply the author sets before us these dainty sketches
  of Japan and her people, her faith, her art, her gods, and the heart
  of her. They are dedicated “To my teachers, the people of Japan,” and
  they breathe the spirit of the cherry blossoms and whisper to our
  modern commercialism of a something we have lost, or never gained.
  “‘What is the soul of Japan?’ asked the poet. ‘It is the mountain
  cherry-tree in the morning sun.’ But a soul so simple, the civilized
  nations, of course, disdain.”

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  “Written with reverence and without adulation.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 510. My. 26, ’06. 430w.

  “Pleasantly written sketches. These pictures are drawn with restraint
  of colour and line and display no little insight into Japanese life.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 513. Ap. 28. 430w.

  “His is a book of tender meditations, of sympathetic insight. He has
  made a mosaic out of his many brief chapters which glistens with
  beauty and has a peculiar charm.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 1113. N. 8, ’06. 340w.

  “While he sees temple and landscape with something of a painter’s
  vision, his style is too self-conscious and aesthetic to be a source
  of pleasure.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 793. N. 24, ’06. 150w.


=Edwards, Tryon.= Our country; historic and picturesque. $4.
Perrien-Keydel co., Detroit, Mich.

  A complete story of our country’s development and progress from the
  first discovery by the Northmen to the present time, embellished by
  many hundreds of engravings illustrative of war and historic incidents
  and the grandeur of American scenery.


=Egan, Maurice Francis.= Ghost in Hamlet, and other essays in
comparative literature. **$1. McClurg.

  There are ten essays in this volume. The ghost in Hamlet, Some phases
  of Shakespearian Interpretation, Some pedagogical uses of Shakespeare,
  Lyrism in Shakespeare’s comedies, The puzzle of Hamlet, The greatest
  of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, Imitators of Shakespeare, The
  comparative method in literature, A definition of literature, and The
  ebb and flow of romance.

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  “He has a felicitous knack of presenting in an original manner,
  established judgments of first-class criticism. And he has the gift of
  the born teacher, which is to know how to present his ideas luminously
  to his readers and his audience. This excellent little volume is
  replete with suggestion and information for those who, without some
  commentator, are not always equipped to extract a full share of profit
  and pleasure from the mines of literature.”

    + + =Cath. World.= 84: 103. O. ’06. 1140w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 569. Je. ’06. 190w.

  “Is a book of real vitality. Dr. Egan’s style ... is not quite worthy
  of his theme.”

    + – =Dial.= 40: 298. My. 1, ’06. 630w.

  “If the book is not strongly original, it is interesting, and not
  without its importance to current literary discussion.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 269. Ap. 28, ’06. 970w.

  “He is never dull or commonplace. With his criticism as a whole most
  readers will be in sympathy, because it is founded on common sense,
  largely free from vagaries, and based on knowledge of life rather than
  on theories of life.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 142. My. 19, ’06. 410w.


=Eggleston, George Cary.= Blind alleys. $1.50. Lothrop.

  The characters who find themselves groping in the “blind alleys” of
  modern New York life as they strive honestly to be helpful to those
  less fortunate are a young newspaper man who has become separated from
  the wife he loves, a young doctor who received funds for his education
  from some mysterious source and knows not his own parentage, a
  fabulously wealthy spinster and the girl who passes as her ward, and
  others who are hedged about by circumstances more or less unusual. The
  story of their various complications and how they are finally
  straightened out is given in great detail.

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  “No doubt the book will appeal to those who are interested in
  settlement work and in civic philanthropy in general.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 513. O. 13, ’06. 270w.

  “The characters of the story are lifelike and typical.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 858. D. 8, ’06. 90w.

  “Mr. Eggleston’s story has not the smallest relation to life. Two
  merits, however, it has: It is readable, and many of the opinions
  expressed in the conversations ... are striking and suggestive.”

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 656. O. 6, ’06. 690w.

  “It tells a good story with a wholesome love interest, and it is full
  of situations and incidents that suggest and stimulate thought.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 798. D. 1, ’06. 80w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 792. N. 24, ’06. 50w.


=Eggleston, George Cary.= Life in the eighteenth century. **$1.20.
Barnes.

  “In this companion volume to ‘Our first century,’ Mr. Eggleston
  carries his story through the eighteenth century. The plan pursued is
  essentially the same as in the first book, the author seeking to give
  his narrative as human a meaning as possible, and merely touching upon
  the events which are treated at length in the conventional school
  history.”—Pub. Opin.

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  “The author has dealt too largely in generalities, included too much
  vain repetition of the matter contained in the very volumes to which
  this one should be auxiliary, and omitted too many of the picturesque
  minor details which more than anything else reveal what the life of
  any past epoch really was.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 86. F. 10, ’06. 430w.

  “The new road, which Mr. Eggleston seeks to break, is interesting, and
  there can be no doubt that as a preparation for more serious work
  ‘Life in the eighteenth century’ is of value.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 316. Mr. 10, ’06. 90w.


=Eichendorff, Joseph Karl Benedikt, freiherr von.= Happy-go-lucky; or
leaves from the life of a good for nothing; tr. from the German by Mrs.
A. L. Wister; il. in color. $2. Lippincott.

  A merry youth with the “Wanderlust” upon him follows woodland trails,
  scales mountains, dreams of his Lady fair and plays his beloved
  fiddle. The sketch is of his tramps and chance acquaintances.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Many readers will enjoy these ‘leaves from the life of a
  good-for-nothing’ in their new garb.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 461. D. 16, ’06. 110w.

  “Mrs. A. L. Wister has made an excellent translation of this charming
  German story of irresponsibility and genius.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 798. D. 1, ’06. 90w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 868. D. 15, ’06. 100w.


=Elbé, Louis.= Future life in the light of ancient wisdom and modern
science. **$1.20. McClurg.

  This is a translation of a book which has been creating wide comment
  thruout France under the title “La vie future.” With great care and
  exactness M. Elbé has arranged a plain statement of the discoveries,
  theories, and ideas of the greatest investigators, together with his
  own views and comments, and a mass of authentic information regarding
  the beliefs of the primitive races. The two parts into which the
  treatment is divided are Ideas of the survival as considered by the
  primitive races, and Deductions drawn from the fundamental sciences.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A noteworthy book.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 809. Ap. 7, ’06. 220w.

  “A work of scientific importance and of reverent philosophical
  treatment.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 32: 765. Je. ’06. 70w.


Elements of practical pedagogy, by the brothers of the Christian
schools. La Salle bureau of supplies, N. Y.

  This volume “treats as fully as may be done in a small book, every
  side of elementary education—the principles of which regulate the
  physical, the mental, and the moral development of the young; the
  school and its organization; the equipment, the duties, and the
  methods of the teacher; the special methods proper to the teaching of
  the various branches. The treatment of each topic is systematic,
  minute, and, above all, practical.”—Cath. World.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Cath. World.= 82: 117. Ap. ’06. 640w.

  “All students of pedagogy will welcome the appearance of this little
  volume.” Thomas Edward Shields.

      + =School R.= 14: 541. S. ’06. 720w.


=Eliot, Charles William.= Great riches. **75c. Crowell.

  President Eliot’s judicial mind with its eminent fairness is in
  evidence thruout this well organized discussion. He emphasizes the
  obligations as well as the powers and privileges of moneyed people,
  and believes that the only safeguard for the rich man against
  suspicion and adverse judgments is publicity for his methods and
  results.

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  “We sincerely thank Dr. Eliot for his brilliant essay, and shall be
  greatly pleased to meet him again, carrying on his earnest endeavor to
  maintain the standard of plain living and high thinking.”

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 615. N. 17. 880w.


=Eliot, Charles William.= Happy life. 75c. Crowell.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 126. Ja. ’06. 70w.


=Eliot, George, pseud. (Mrs. Mary Ann Evans (Lewes) Cross).= Romola;
historically il. and ed., with introd. and notes, by Guido Biagi. 2v.
*$3. McClurg.

  The edition is made valuable by the hundred and sixty illustrations
  which make a historical background for the story. They have been
  carefully selected by Dr. Biagi, librarian of the Laurentian library
  at Florence, who also contributes an introduction on “The making of
  the romance.” He has found it interesting “to attempt an
  investigation, new, curious and engrossing, of the historical
  foundation upon which is based this work of art and fiction, to try to
  discover the hidden scaffolding which supports it, and see what
  materials have been employed in its making.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + + =Dial.= 41: 456. D. 16, ’06. 220w.


=Eliot, George.= Silas Marner. $2. Dutton.

  Charles E. Brock has made this “Silas Marner” especially attractive
  with his twenty-four pictures in color. “He has a most delicate way of
  setting off what is ‘old-fashioned’ through a rare combination of
  lavender, old rose, pea greens, and pale yellows superimposed on
  examples of most careful and suggestive draughtsmanship.” (N. Y.
  Times.)

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  “Annie Matheson’s introduction, we think, adds not much to the
  intellectual adornment.”

    + + =Nation.= 81: 483. D. 14, ’05. 70w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 892. D. 16, ’05. 100w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 327. F. 10, ’06. 40w.


=Elliott, Mrs. Maude Howe (Mrs. John Elliott).= Two in Italy. *$2.
Little.

  “A delightful account of little visits and rambles by the author and
  her husband and chiefly distinguished for its vivid portraits of
  Italian life.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 171. F. 3, ’06. 170w.

      + =Nation.= 82: 21. Ja. 4, ’06. 330w.

  “Whether the stories are true or not, the impressions evidently are”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 47. Ja. 6, ’06. 30w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 121. Ja. ’06. 30w.


=Ellis, Clara Spalding.= What’s next; or, Shall man live again? $1.50.
Badger, R: G.

  The great question is answered by two hundred living Americans of
  prominence in politics; in the army and navy; in science, art, music,
  and literature; in the mercantile world; in the professions; and in
  the chairs of universities. An expression from secular life only—the
  views of all clergyman being excluded.

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        =Dial.= 41: 462. D. 16, ’06. 60w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 711. O. 27, ’06. 210w.


=Ellis, Edward Sylvester (Colonel H. R. Gordon, pseud.).= Black
Partridge, or, The fall of Fort Dearborn. †$1.50. Dutton.

  Auric Kingdom, a Fort Wayne lad, his chum, Jethro Judd of Fort
  Dearborn, and Black Partridge, the Pottawatomie chief and friend of
  the white man, are the most prominent figures in this story which
  culminates in the destruction of Fort Dearborn. The book is full of
  adventure, of bad Indians, brave settlers, and the woodcraft dear to
  all boy hearts.


=Ellis, Edward Sylvester.= Deerfoot in the mountains. †$1. Winston.

  “The special value of the tales, apart from their interest for the
  young, lies in their portrayal of the hardships and perils of the
  early pioneers who blazed the overland pathway to the Pacific.”

      + =Arena.= 35: 334. Mr. ’06. 100w.


=Ellis, Edward Sylvester.= Deerfoot on the prairies. †$1. Winston.

      + =Arena.= 35: 334. Mr. ’06. 100w.


=Ellis, Edward Sylvester.= Hunt on snowshoes. [+]75c. Winston.

  The second of these volumes in the “Up and doing series.” It is an
  account of the adventures of two boys who spend the holidays with an
  old French Canadian trapper. The race for life with a pack of wolves
  at their heels, the escape from a huge bear, the moose hunt, the
  encounter with a panther, etc. all supply aliment for a brave
  imagination.


=Ellis, Elizabeth.= Barbara Winslow, rebel. †$1.50. Dodd.

  “Another historical romance with an English setting, its scene being
  laid just after the defeat of Monmouth at Sedgemoor. Here we have a
  fascinating heroine, arrested for harboring rebels, and a victim of
  Jeffreys and the Bloody Circuit. Sentenced to a brutal punishment, she
  is saved by one of the king’s officers, who thereby becomes himself a
  rebel, and the two take flight together.... Barbara is a young woman
  of the pert and proud type so dear to the romantic heart, and her
  soldier lover has the complementary virtues that the situation
  requires.” (Dial.)

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  “No complaint may be made of it for lack of interest or excitement.”
  Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 155. Mr. 1, ’06. 150w.

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 158. Ag. 4, ’06. 300w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 44. Ja. 20, ’06. 290w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 388. Je. 16, ’06. 150w.


=Ellis, John Breckenridge.= Stork’s nest. †$1.50. Moffat.

  “A tale of rough life in northern Missouri.... The process of molding
  Emmy, the woodland beauty, into a ‘Person’ suitable to be presented to
  her relatives in St. Louis, is confided to a youth who seeks health in
  the woods. He becomes one of a strange company, in which figure a
  ghost, a weak-minded boy, a brutal counterfeiter, and several tools of
  the last character. Floods and dangers of all sorts interfere with the
  progress of the romance, but love is triumphant over evil in the
  end—the bad people die, and the good live happy ever after.”—Outlook.

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  “We cannot help reading to a finish, but we have no desire to reread
  any part of it.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

      + =Bookm.= 23: 30. Mr. ’06. 240w.

  “The plot is mysterious enough to arouse curiosity, yet not
  sufficiently well managed to prevent annoyance to the reader.”

    + – =Outlook.= 81: 892. D. 9, ’05. 110w.


=Ellison, Mrs. Edith Nicholl.= Childs recollections of Tennyson. *$1.
Dutton.

  These child-hood and girl-hood recollections of Tennyson and the life
  he lived at Farringford began when at the age of three the writer and
  the poet celebrated a birthday together. Many little incidents of
  Tennyson’s devotion to his invalid wife and his two sons are given,
  there are anecdotes of his friends and his friendships and the picture
  of this happily congenial household is a pleasing addition to our
  knowledge of the laureate.

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        =Dial.= 41: 246. O. 16, ’06. 310w.

  “An interesting little book.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 883. O. 11, ’06. 40w.

  “The book was worth writing, and no reader would be sorry to possess
  it.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 429. S. 29, ’06. 80w.

        =Nation.= 83: 241. S. 20, ’06. 200w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 806. D. 1, ’06. 140w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 428. O. 20, ’06. 170w.


=Elson, Henry William.= School history of the United States. *90c.
Macmillan.

  A work whose “record of our national development neglects no phase of
  progress—social, industrial, political, or literary—and takes note of
  the underlying causes at work, as well as of the changes wrought. In
  subjects that have been hotly controverted its temper is eminently
  fair and judicial. Designed for young people in their teens, many of
  the elders will find it both interesting and instructive. Foot-notes
  are often skipped, but Mr. Elson’s are so full of anecdote as to
  escape neglect.”—Outlook.

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  “The book possesses two decided merits. The first of them is an effort
  at proportion in dealing with events.”

      + =Bookm.= 23: 218. Ap. ’06. 160w.

  “Excellent text-book.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 203. Mr. 16, ’06. 30w.

  “The style has charm, vigor and color, and the author’s patriotism is
  stimulating and communicative.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 257. Ag. 2, ’06. 40w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 673. Jl. 21, ’06. 130w.

  “Mr. Elson has shown us how a history may be made interesting as well
  as instructive.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 124. Jl. ’06. 80w.

  Reviewed by Marcus W. Jernegan.

    + – =School R.= 14: 458. Je. ’06. 230w.


=Elson, Louis Charles.= Elson’s music dictionary. $1. Ditson.

  A valuable book of reference for musicians, containing the definition
  and pronunciation of such terms and signs as are used in modern music,
  together with a list of foreign composers and artists, with
  pronunciation of their names, a list of popular errors in music, rules
  for pronouncing foreign words, and a short English-Italian vocabulary
  of musical words and expressions.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “For the most part, however, this handy dictionary deserves
  commendation.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906. 1: 807. Je. 30. 190w.

  “We can cordially commend this book to students and teachers alike.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 333. My. 16, ’06. 70w.

  “A marvel of lucid condensation.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 413. My. 17, ’06. 170w.

  “Is rather more inclusive than most books of its class. We cannot
  quite understand why its list of composers and other musical artists
  should not include Americans.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 82: 907. Ap. 21, ’06. 90w.

  “This is one of the first successful attempts to classify and revise,
  in compact, accessible form, the musical terms which puzzle the
  layman, and which the teacher is constantly called upon to explain.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 768. Je. ’06. 100w.

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 102. Ja. 20, ’06. 50w.


=Elton, Oliver.= Michael Drayton. Constable & co., London.

  This little volume by Professor Elton is “as an ‘avant-courier’ to the
  concerted attempt to restore Drayton to his place of eminence in
  English literature ... [and it tells] the prospective reader of the
  poetry all that is known, through the researches of modern scholarship
  of the man and his work.” (Dial.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Acad.= 69: 1001. S. 30, ’05. 1300w.

  “Here, then, is the preparation one should need for the study and
  proper understanding of Drayton’s voluminous works.” W. A. Bradley.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 10. Jl. 1, ’06. 1740w.

  “As regards the study of Drayton this volume should be more or less
  final. Professor Elton’s style is a trifle too figured for our own
  taste, but he writes well and has produced a book whose real critical
  value is considerably more extensive than one might have expected from
  the subject. There is evidence throughout of long research and
  indubitable scholarship.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 51. Ja. 13, ’06. 1520w.


=Eltzbacher, O.= Modern Germany. **$2.50. Dutton.

  “The author of this very instructive book defines its scope as a study
  of Germany’s political and economic problems, her policy, her
  ambitions, and the causes of her success.” (Sat. R.) The author has
  undertaken to answer the following questions in his discussion: “Will
  Germany eventually supplant Great Britain and take our place in the
  world? What is Germany’s policy towards this country, towards the
  United States, towards Austria-Hungary, and towards Russia? What are
  Germany’s aims, what are her ambitions, and, above all, what are the
  causes of her marvelous success?”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “An able and most interesting account of German politics and
  incidentally of German ambitions.”

    + + =Acad.= 69: 1270. D. 2, ’05. 250w.

  “Taken together the two volumes present admirable general discussions,
  from a strictly British point of view, of the imperialisms of Britain
  and Germany respectively.” Robert C. Brooks.

    + + =Bookm.= 23: 251. My. ’06. 800w.

  “Is both instructive and opportune.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 333. My. 16, ’06. 280w.

  “His speculations and asservations would, however, bear more weight if
  he were less prone to trace results to their causes along the lines
  that suit his thesis, and if he had less of a slap-dash way of drawing
  inferences from statistics.”

    – + =Nation.= 82: 513. Je. 21, ’06. 1910w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 10: 789. N. 18, ’05. 330w.

  “There are many assertions and fancies set forth in Mr. Eltzbacher’s
  handy volume with which one must be allowed to differ. He appears to
  the reviewer to arrive at weighty conclusions, now and then, based on
  flimsy or at least insufficient premises. But of this there can be no
  doubt, his book is interesting and full of virile thought.” Wolf von
  Schierbrand.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 469. Jl. 28, ’06. 1670w.

  “In view of the new tariff which is going into effect on the first of
  March, Mr. Eltzbacher’s book will receive a timely welcome. Mr.
  Eltzbacher writes as a protectionist, and his argument is of extreme
  interest; to the general student, however, his book might have been
  more valuable if he had devoted more space to the arguments of his
  opponents. We note his fairness, nevertheless.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 82: 325. F. 10, ’06. 360w.

  “A very keen and informing study of the German Empire. Mr. Eltzbacher
  writes in a clear, suggestive style, and has added an excellent index
  and bibliography to complete his text.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 381. Mr. ’06. 190w.

  “This survey of the German’s industrial life is extremely well done,
  and we do not know any book which within such moderate limits enables
  one to estimate the ability and energy which are devoted by the State
  to the purpose of furthering the material prosperity and power of the
  German people.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 100: 851. D. 30, ’05. 440w.

  “We would suggest that the latter half of the book, dealing with the
  financial and economic aspects of the German Empire, would have been
  better qualified to serve the requirements of the general public had
  the writer been content to minimise his tables and lists of figures,
  and so far as possible, to avoid such very thorny problems as that of
  the comparative wisdom of the fiscal policies of Germany and Great
  Britain.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 22. Ja. 6, ’06. 1600w.


=Elzas, Barnett Abraham.= Jews of South Carolina. *$6. Press of J. B.
Lippincott co.

  “The author’s aim has been to show the part taken by the Jew in
  commercial, professional, political, and social activities. The volume
  includes chapters on the beginnings of the Jewish settlements in the
  colony, their religious organization and religious dissensions, the
  part taken by the Jews in the wars and in affairs of government, the
  expansion of the Jews over the State, and short biographies of the
  most prominent members of the race.”—Dial.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “He has materially added to our knowledge of South Carolina Jewish
  history, and he might safely have permitted historical students to
  discover this fact for themselves, without attempting to emphasize it
  by belittling all his predecessors.” Max J. Kohler.

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 940. Jl. ’06. 470w.

  “In spite of minor defects, the work has a great value as an account
  of one of the influential elements in Southern society.”

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 392. Je. 16, ’06. 590w.

  “His book is of the same order as hundreds of local and genealogical
  histories written about ‘towns’ and old families of New England, but
  appeals perhaps to a larger public.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 534. Je. 28, ’06. 1130w.


=Emerson, Ralph Waldo.= Friendship and character. $1. Century.

  The value of this “Thumbnail” offering is increased by Emma Lazarus’s
  essay on Emerson’s personality which forms the introduction.


=Emerson, Willis George.= Builders. $1.50. Forbes.

  A young New York newspaper man is sent out west by his managing editor
  to write a series of sane minded articles on the futility of western
  investments which will keep eastern money at home. He, however,
  catches the western fever, invests in lots in an unbuilt city, loses
  his position by his enthusiastic reports, and finally stakes his all
  upon a gold mine which to the surprise of everyone “strikes pay dirt.”
  There is of course, a western girl in the story and there are other
  characters chiefly prospectors, western in type and of mingled good
  and evil. The plot of the story is superior to its workmanship.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 388. Je. 16, ’06. 100w.

  “Yet for all the crudeness of the story and the people there’s a sort
  of romantic quality about Mr. Emerson’s book which tempts the reader
  on from page to page.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 472. Jl. 28, ’06. 650w.


Empire and the century: a series of essays on imperial problems and
possibilities, by various writers. **$6. Dutton.

  “The present volume is intended to give, within the compass of a
  single book, the current views of representative men and women upon
  those special departments of imperial development with which they are
  severally qualified to deal. Its purpose is to give an authoritative
  account of the British Empire, as it appeared to contemporaries at
  this particular moment of its history.” There is an introduction by
  Mr. Charles Sydney Goldmann, and a poem by Rudyard Kipling, called
  “The heritage”; the other writers include J. St. Loe Strachey, J. L.
  Garvin, the Bishop of Stepney, Carolyn Bellairs, R. N.; George Peel,
  Sir Edward Hutton, Prof. J. W. Robertson, Benjamin Sulte, Sir Godfrey
  Lagden, Lady Lugard, Valentine Chirol, Sir Frederick Lugard, Col.
  Younghusband, and many others.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The essays often contradict one another, and the whole is somewhat in
  the nature of a collection of magazine articles. On the other hand,
  some of the contributions are full of interest and well worthy of
  attentive consideration.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 715. N. 25. 1380w.

  “Admirable and extensive compendium.” Robert C. Brooks.

      + =Bookm.= 23: 251. My. ’06. 620w.

  “It contains a great deal of political, geographical and commercial
  information hard to find elsewhere.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 1171. N. 15, ’06. 70w.

    + + =Lond. Times.= 4: 377. N. 10, ’05. 2420w.

  “The work is a collection of expert opinion not a methodical
  treatise.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 98. F. 17, ’06. 600w.

  “In every instance the writers are competent to treat of the themes
  allotted to them, and if their views are frequently colored by
  political preferences they are nevertheless informative and deserving
  of close attention.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 276. F. 3, ’06. 350w.

  “This volume forms an extremely valuable contribution to our knowledge
  of Imperial problems.”

    + + =Spec.= 95: 1087. D. 23, ’05. 2260w.


English essays, selected and edited by Walter Cochrane Bronson. *$1.25.
Holt.

  “While the volume is in no way designed as a text in the history of
  English literature, it would prove a most excellent companion piece to
  such a course.”

      + =Bookm.= 22: 643. F. ’06. 140w.

  “The book is well suited to its special purpose, and should also be
  welcome to the general reader who is interested in this line of
  literature.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 89. Ja. ’06. 80w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 120. Ja. ’06. 50w.

      + =School R.= 14: 232. Mr. ’06. 50w.


=Eno, Henry Lane.= Baglioni: a play in five acts. **$1.25. Moffat.

  A drama founded upon the story of the celebrated Baglioni family who
  ruled in Umbria for over fifty years. “Set in Perugia, in the Italy of
  the fifteenth century, with a plot which swims in a mist of blood and
  tears, it is cast in that antiquated literary style which is always so
  perilous to handle, and which betrays one so easily into turgidity and
  bombast.” (N. Y. Times.)

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  “The blank verse marches with tolerable, even correctness, but the
  rhetoric is often turgid and we should doubt if the play could be
  found to be actable, though possibly possessing some dramatic
  passages.”

    – + =Critic.= 49: 286. S. ’06. 100w.

  “He has allowed himself to be distracted by dramatically irrelevant
  circumstances.”

    – + =Ind.= 60: 517. Mr. 1, ’06. 180w.

  “It is worth reading, if one has the time, as a vivacious portrayal of
  the renaissance mood.”

    + – =Nation.= 81: 508. D. 21, ’05. 60w.

  “The work, which ought to be biting, almost corrosive from its nature,
  tastes insipid.” Bliss Carman.

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 818. D. 2, ’05. 750w.


=Erb, J. Lawrence.= Brahms. $1.25. Dutton.

  A useful and suggestive introduction to the life of Johannes Brahms
  which appears uniform with the “Master musicians” series. “There are
  no stirring events to recount, no revolution, or hurling of artistic
  thunderbolts; his life is but a record of work, unswervingly pursued,
  and of a homely, simple life of quiet friendships, with rambles
  through Italy or Switzerland in holiday times, though these holidays
  were the opportunities for some of his best work, as is ever the case
  with a true artist.” (Acad.)

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      + =Acad.= 69: 1087. O. 14, ’05. 510w.

  “Mr. Erb’s book is not a bad book; he has gathered his materials
  conscientiously and he has not tortured truth in their
  presentation—only he has missed the opportunity to create a fine piece
  of work.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 490. Ag. 16, ’06. 470w.

  “The most useful of these, [biographies of Brahms] for the general
  reader, is Erb’s.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 473. Je. 7, ’06. 90w.

  “His biography is not marked by originality, either of research or of
  critical views; but it will fill a place that has not been exactly
  filled in English.” Richard Aldrich.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 190. Mr. 31, ’06. 60w.

  “Although it is written without any great distinction of style, it is
  decidedly readable.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 45. Ja. 6, ’05. 190w.

  “Though not on the same level of excellence as Mr. Duncan’s work, is a
  useful and unpretending little book.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 763. N. 11, ’05. 160w.


=Eva Mary, Sister.= Community life for women; with introd. by Boyd
Vincent. 75c. Young ch.

  A little book which advocates the sisterhood idea and organization as
  an authorized part of church order. The subject is treated in nine
  chapters, as follows: The need of religious communities, Vocation,
  Probation, The regular life, The vow, The common life, The temptations
  of the community life, Popular objections to the community life, and
  Helps and hindrances.


=Evans, Florence Adele.= Woodland elf. 60c. Saalfield.

  The stories which the woodland elf reads from the leaves of his
  library bush to comfort Maidie, who is lost in the woods, will
  interest other little people who are not lost for they tell all about
  the chameleon’s color, why snakes shed their skins, why Indian pipes
  grow, why the wild-cat has no tail, why seals wear furs, why wishes no
  longer come true and explain the whys and wherefores of many other
  wonderful things.


=Evans, Henry Ridgely.= Old and new magic; introd. by Dr. Paul Carus.
*$1.50. Open ct.

  “This book begins with the ancient Egyptian magic and comes down to
  such modern prestidigitateurs as Kellar and Herrmann. Scores of
  conjurers’ tricks are explained, with abundant illustration. In its
  introduction Dr. Paul Carus discourses in a readable way about the
  relations between magic, illusion, and miracle from the point of view
  of one to whom the miraculous is the impossible.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A discursive and unpolished but hugely entertaining account of
  necromancy and conjuring.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 770. My. 19, ’06. 290w.

  “No reader need fear to take up this book because of its moral or
  ethical purpose. It contains fascinating reading for everybody.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 244. Ap. 14, ’06. 290w.

        =Outlook.= 82: 857. Ap. 14, ’06. 60w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 128. Jl. ’06. 50w.


=Evans, Herbert Arthur.= Highways and byways in Oxford and the
Cotswolds. $2. Macmillan.

  In this new volume in the “Highways and byways” series the author
  “takes Oxford as a starting-place, and wisely devotes far the larger
  part of the book to less well-known places.... Upper and lower
  Slaughter, Temple Guiting, Chipping Warden, Stow-on-the-Wold.... These
  are the samples of the many quaint names of scores of English villages
  through which the author takes his reader in a leisurely pedestrian
  trip. Everywhere he finds ancient hills, ruined abbeys, picturesque
  cottages, or old-fashioned inns, and his narrative abounds in local
  traditions, legends, and the drift of the side-eddies of history. The
  drawings are by Frederick L. Griggs.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Evans, except for an occasional touch of affectation, writes very
  well, and displays a knowledge alike of architecture, history, and
  botany.”

      + =Ath.= 1906. 1: 417. Ap. 7. 340w.

  “The volume is a thoroly good one, and will be of service to the
  tourist who visits Oxford, for all necessary instructions for
  following the route are given.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 641. S. 13, ’06. 290w.

  “The volume is fully up to the rest of this charming series.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 250. S. 20, ’06. 620w.

  “It is not only attractive, but taking it as a whole it is accurate
  and valuable; between its covers is store both of pleasure and of
  profit.”

    + + =Nature.= 74: 124. Je. 7, ’06. 560w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 103. F. 17, ’06. 330w.

  “Mr Evans writes in a discursive and agreeably rambling way.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 477. F. 24, ’06. 200w.

      + =Sat. R.= 100: 852. D. 20, ’05. 70w.

  “Mr. Evans is fully equal to his task of guide and historian.”

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 645, Ap. 28, ’06. 220w.


=Evans, Thomas Wiltberger.= Memoirs of Dr. Thomas W. Evans:
recollections of the second French empire. *$3. Appleton.

  Dr. Evans, American dentist of the French court, had a particularly
  favorable viewpoint for first hand facts, and in becoming Napoleon
  III’s “eulogist and apologist” he finds “unusual opportunities of
  observing the evolution of political ideas and institutions in France
  and the conditions and causes that immediately preceded and determined
  the fall of the second empire as seen from within.” (Critic.) The
  first absolutely authentic account of Empress Eugénie’s flight from
  France at the time of the Commune is furnished by Dr. Evans, who
  himself aided in her escape.

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    + + =Acad.= 69: 1308. D. 16, ’05. 1470w.

  + + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 829. D. 16. 1370w.

  “Dr Evans made no pretension to literary ability, but at the same
  time, if these ‘Memoirs’ are in his own words, he knew how to express
  himself in an interesting and picturesque manner.” Jeannette L.
  Gilder.

    + + =Critic.= 48: 82. Ja. ’06. 750w.

  “It is evident that he could, did he choose, throw much light on the
  history of the Empire and its fall. The present volume, intelligently
  edited by his friend and executor, Dr. Crane, is ample evidence that
  he has so chosen. The last [part] is the most interesting, the first
  the least convincing.”

  + + – =Lit. D.= 32: 215. F. 10, ’06. 870w.

  “His attempts at assuming political importance leave one unconvinced,
  his judgments on men and things reveal more a mixture of naiveté and
  self-importance than anything else, and yet there is a residium that
  has some claim to attention.”

    – + =Nation.= 82: 185. Mr. 1, ’06. 360w.

  “It is interesting—it ought to be conclusive, but it is not, for some
  reason.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 10: 774. N. 18, ’05. 1390w.

  “The book is thoroughly readable and quotable.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 820. D. 2, ’05. 140w.

  “The human personal interest in the notes and letters more than atones
  for the lack of literary form.”

    + – =R. of Rs.= 33: 113. Ja. ’06. 290w.

  “His Memoirs lack both authority and charm.”

      – =Sat. R.= 101: 367. Mr. 24, ’06. 1570w.

  “More ‘Memoirs’ of Dr. Evans may be published. It is to be hoped that
  they will be as interesting as these, but editorially better
  compressed.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 674. Ap. 28, ’06. 1640w.


=Evelyn, John.= Diary and correspondence of John Evelyn, esq.; with the
life of the author by Henry B. Wheatley. 4v. *$12. Scribner.

  The bicentenary of the death of John Evelyn has renewed interest in
  the famous diarist who “by a prodigal accident” was a contemporary of
  Samuel Pepys. This four-volume importation contains the diary of John
  Evelyn, selections from his letters, a biographical sketch of the
  author and a new preface.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Wheatley’s edition is second only to his famous edition of
  Pepys.”

  + + + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 165. Ag. 11. 570w. (Review of v. 1–3.)

  Reviewed by H. W. Boynton.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 451. D. 16, ’06. 370w.

  “We may welcome an old favorite in its new dress, although we might
  wish that the volumes were a trifle less bulky—and expensive.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 183. Ag. 30, ’06. 590w.

  “The extreme dryness of the memoir, one may almost say, is a guarantee
  of its authenticity, and in truth it is chiefly, as it almost had to
  be, a summary of the diary itself.” Montgomery Schuyler.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 593. S. 29, ’06. 950w. (Review of v. 1–4.)

  “This is undoubtedly the definitive edition of Evelyn’s ‘Diary’.”

  + + + =Putnam’s.= 1: 126. O. ’06. 20w.

    + + =Spec.= 96: 712. My. 5, ’06. 1480w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)


=Everett, Grace W.= Hymn treasures. $1.25. Meth. bk.

  It is the aim of this book to bring to light some of the hidden
  treasures of hymnody and to show their worth. From the Magnificat and
  the Benedictus sung by Mary and Zacharias, respectively, to the very
  modern songs, the author writes interestingly about the makers of
  hymns and their contributions.


=Ewald, Carl.= My little boy; tr. from the Danish by Alexander Teixeira
de Mattos. **$1. Scribner.

  “Not often does the father of a little boy write his biography so
  humorously, tenderly and sympathetically as does Carl Ewald, in
  telling the story of his little son. The two are comrades, bound
  together by many common interests and pursuits.... The little boy ...
  teaches his father a few lessons, altho the wise man needs fewer than
  most parents; and the little lad learns many lessons, as all boys and
  girls must.... He must be taught strict honesty, and respect for the
  rights of others. The father teaches these things as well as many
  others, truthfulness, fidelity to a trust or to a promise, the cruelty
  of race prejudice, in a way of his own, which is always sympathetic
  and respectful of a child’s feelings.”—Ind.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is the sweetest biography we remember.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 1163. My. 17, ’06. 390w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 128. O. ’06. 90w.


=Eyre, Archibald.= Girl in waiting. $1.50. Luce.

  “This story belongs to a class now prevalent in fiction, the short
  extravaganza.” (Ath.) “This is an unpretentious tale of a rich girl
  masquerading as a poor one and coming under suspicion as a dangerous
  character. There is a young man in the case, of course, and
  circumstances shape themselves, equally of course, to bring the two
  together.” (Critic.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It does not lack the modern essentials of the genus—liveliness and
  flippancy. As a whole its tone is not quite equal, as the airs of
  comedy and farce are intermingled a little too crudely.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 324. Mr. 17. 90w.

  “Mr. Eyre writes pleasantly and cleverly and enables the reader to
  avoid ennui for an idle hour.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 475. My. ’06. 60w.

  “Taken all together ‘The girl in waiting’ is almost as good as some of
  the things in the same line which have been done by Mr. Morley
  Roberts. There’s a light touch, a venturesome spirit, an eye for human
  oddities, not a little human sympathy, and a knack of kindly
  caricature.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 144. Mr. 10, ’06. 580w.

  “A droll little comedy of misunderstanding, although beyond this
  Archibald Eyre has produced an unusual story told in an unusual way.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 100w.


=Eytinge, Rose.= Memories of Rose Eytinge. **80c; **$1.20. Stokes.

        =Critic.= 48: 284. Mr. ’06. 70w.

  “The book abounds in interesting bits of reminiscence, anecdotes, and
  incidents of public characters, with sidelights on their
  idiosyncrasies,—forming the naïve chronicles and observation of over
  half a century.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 96. F. 1, ’06. 190w.

  “There are spirit and individuality in many of her comments upon
  people.”

      + =Outlook.= 81: 1087. D. 30, ’05. 150w.


                                   F


=Fairlie, John Archibald.= Local government in counties, towns and
villages. *$1.25. Century.

  Uniform with the “American state series,” Dr. Fairlie’s work is mainly
  descriptive of the present time, reducing historical discussion to a
  brief summary. Such matters are treated as “county officers, police,
  and justices; the town in New England, in the south and the west;
  public education, charities, public health, and local finance in a
  manner suited to the large mass of readers who approach such a subject
  neither as lawyers nor as philosophers.” (Nation.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Dial.= 41: 73. Ag. 1, ’06. 60w.

  “He gives a careful and businesslike presentation for the general
  reader or the young person who wants to get the subject up for a
  college course.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 241. S. 20, ’06. 200w.

  “The usefulness of this work will be at once appreciated by any one
  who has attempted to find an adequate treatment of this topic in
  existing text-books.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 253. Ag. ’06. 200w.


=Fairman, James Farquharson.= Standard telephone wiring for common
battery and magneto systems. *$1. McGraw pub.

  A handbook for telephone men, containing diagrams of circuits for
  straight lines, party lines, plans, sub-stations, private lines and
  intercommunicating systems, with a brief description of the apparatus
  used and rules of the fire underwriters.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book is intended primarily for telephone wiremen, and it appears
  to be well adapted to their work.” H. H. Norris.

      + =Engin. N.= 55: 430. Ap. 12, ’06. 130w.


=Fairweather, Mary.= Passion stroke: a tale of ancient masonry. $1.50.
Badger, R: G.

  A mystical tale of the strange passing of the Sibyl of Delphi-Pythia
  and the high-priest, Hiereros of Delphi, and his dual personality. the
  faun thru the two kingdoms of the flesh and of the mind to the great
  third kingdom of life in love. The action centers about the time of
  the burning of the ancient temple of Delphi.


Fairy stories; retold from St. Nicholas. **65c. Century.

  Sixteen fairy tales in prose and rhyme, copyrighted all the way from
  1874 to the present year appear here in an attractively illustrated
  volume for young readers. Among them are Tinkey, The ten little
  dwarfs, The king of the golden woods, Casperl, Giant Thunder Bones,
  and How an elf set up housekeeping.


=Fanning, Clara E.=, comp. Selected articles on the enlargement of the
United States navy. *$1. Wilson, H. W.

  Fifteen articles dealing with material on both sides of the question,
  “Resolved that the policy of substantially enlarging the American navy
  is preferable to the policy of maintaining it at its present strength
  and efficiency” have been reprinted from various magazines to make up
  this little volume. The result is a fund of information on the subject
  which will prove valuable not only to the high school debating league
  but will help all students, club members, or librarians who wish
  information upon this subject in compact form. Articles by Captain
  Mahan, John D. Long, Captain Hobson, and Rear Admiral George W.
  Melville have been included.


=Fanshawe, Reginald.= Corydon: an elegy in memory of Matthew Arnold and
Oxford. *$1.80. Oxford.

  In the 224 Spenserian stanzas which compose this tribute to Matthew
  Arnold “The evolution of the intellectual life of Oxford during the
  last sixty years is traced with knowledge and insight, and there is
  some felicitous literary criticism by the way.... Though the elegy
  abounds in memorable phrases ... depends for its success neither on
  these nor on the beauty of individual stanzas, but rather on the
  orderly progress of the closely knit thought and the sustained dignity
  of the language.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + – =Ath.= 1906. 1: 663. Je. 2. 340w.

  “Mr. Reginald Fanshaw has paid a heartfelt tribute to an institution,
  a man and an intellectual epoch.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + – =Dial.= 41: 65. Ag. 1, ’06. 330w.

  “In passing from the programme to the performance itself the reader is
  most pleasantly surprised to find it continuously informed by a mellow
  poetic mood, and containing scarcely a lapse from suave and
  accomplished workmanship. The tone is frankly academic and
  traditional, and most successfully so. There is a lack of intensity,
  of original poetic energy in the conception of this that makes against
  its wide and enduring appeal.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 143. Ag. 16, ’06. 500w.

  “He is a little inclined to a surfeit of epithets, but his verse is
  orderly and musical, and he expresses gracefully many genuine, if not
  very startling truths.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 757. My. 12, ’06. 90w.


=Fariss, Amy Cameron.= Sin of Saint Desmond. $1.50. Badger, R: G.

  A tale of the loves of a will-o’-the-wisp girl who allows the marriage
  with the man she does not love to bind her in no way to marital
  allegiance. She finally enthrals a man of supposedly strong nature
  known among his relations as “Saint Desmond.” The story is dramatic,
  even tragic as it finds no better solution than making death a
  punishment for waywardness.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 441. Jl. 7, ’06. 250w.


=Farmer, James Eugene.= Versailles and the court under Louis XIV.
*$3.50. Century.

  “It has been a pleasure to read so historically accurate, and so
  well-balanced a survey of the court of the Grand Monarque.” James
  Westfall Thompson.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 658. Ap. ’06. 730w.

  “The book is therefore likely to be of some value as a work of
  reference, whilst it should also appeal to the general reader. The
  index is unfortunately far from adequate; but we have seldom read a
  book containing so much matter which was so free from printers’
  errors.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 225. F. 24. 2050w.

  “Altogether, this is an entertaining and instructive book, although
  devoid of pretension to profound interpretations of the age of Louis
  XIV.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 50. Ja. 16, ’06. 350w.

  “In some descriptions Mr. Farmer goes dangerously near the language of
  auctioneers. Though laborious and careful, Mr. Farmer has only
  produced a guidebook of a very superior kind. A visitor to Versailles
  could hardly read anything better.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 51. F. 16, ’06. 610w.

  “One submits to the charm of narrative with the feeling that he is
  resting on absolutely sure ground.”

    + + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 249. F. 24, ’06. 600w.

  “One could hardly ask for a more intimate life-like and exact picture
  of the first gentleman of Europe and his time.”

    + + =Reader.= 7: 565. Ap. ’06. 630w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 116. Ja. ’06. 120w.

  “As it stands, it is half guide-book, half history and biography, and
  so arranged that one finds it difficult to read through. Mr. Farmer’s
  selections from the memoirs of the time are made with great judgment.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 713. My. 5, ’06. 1420w.


=Farnell, Louis Richard.= Evolution of religion: an anthropological
study. *$1.50. Putnam.

  Two of the four lectures delivered in 1905 for the Hibbert trust deal
  with the methods and the value of the study of comparative religion
  and its relations to anthropology; the remaining two are special
  studies in the anthropological manner, of the ritual of purification
  and the evolution of prayer from lower to higher forms.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It contains much that is suggestive and valuable, and the two
  chapters on ritual purification and the evolution of prayer are real
  contributions to the study of these important matters.”

  + + – =Acad.= 69: 1258. D. 2, ’05. 320w.

  “This first essay is essentially only a vindication of the comparative
  study of religion. The remaining two essays are excellent specimens of
  constructive work.” F. C. French.

    + + =J. Philos.= 3: 580. O. 11, ’06. 920w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 443. D. 15, ’05. 490w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 10: 749. N. 4, ’05. 270w.


=Farquhar, Edward.= Poems. $1.50. Badger, R: G.

  “A volume of somewhat remarkable verse not without promise of future
  work, as ambitious in theme, and as widely speculative, yet with all
  mature reflection and more disciplined regard for order.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 282. S. ’06. 110w.


=Farquhar, Edward.= Youth of Messiah. $1. Badger, R: G.

  A poem which is based upon material supposed to have been found in an
  ancient manuscript newly discovered.


=Farquhar, George.= Plays; ed. with an introd. and notes by William
Archer. *$1. Scribner.

  An addition to the “Mermaid series.” The volume contains the
  following, four plays: The constant couple, The town rivals, The
  recruiting officer, and The beaux’ stratagem.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Archer’s edition is, as would be expected, scholarly and
  trustworthy.”

    + + =Acad.= 71: 199. S. 1, ’06. 1970w.

  “The ‘Mermaid’ texts are now issued in those thin-paper editions which
  are the detestation of most good book-lovers.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 200. S. 6, ’06. 100w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 141. S. 15, ’06. 60w.


=Farrer, Reginald J.= House of shadows. †$1.50. Longmans.

  “Tempest Ladon, is a north-country squire of ancient lineage, who
  marries a young Italian lady. Elena dies in giving birth prematurely
  to a son, and leaves behind her a casket of love-letters written, she
  says, to her husband, which he promises never to read. The son, St.
  John, in his turn, marries a beautiful middle-class girl and brings
  her home to his father, who hates her as she hates him. Meanwhile
  Tempest discovers that he is dying of sarcoma, and is so afraid of
  hell-fire if he commits suicide that he tries to persuade his son to
  take the chances of damnation and kill him. Ultimately the
  daughter-in-law is tempted into handing him the overdose which ends
  him, but not before he has discovered that Elena’s letters were
  written to an Italian cousin, who is the real father of St.
  John.”—Acad.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is clever enough to make us hope that, when Mr. Farrer has read
  more widely and thought more sanely, he may yet do good work.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 406. Ap. 28, ’06. 370w.

  “The characters are drawn with a vivid touch, but not one is genuinely
  agreeable.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 324. My. 17. 250w.

  “A book remarkable for its force and continuity.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 84. Mr. 9, ’06. 480w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 290. My. 5, ’06. 240w.


=Fawcett, Mrs. Millicent Garrett (Mrs. Henry Fawcett.)= Five famous
French women. $2. Cassell.

  Five character studies of French women “of intellect who were born to
  hold the reins of power.” (Acad.) They are Joan of Arc, Renée, Duchess
  of Ferrara. Louise of Savoy, her daughter, Margaret of Angoulême and
  Jeanne d’Albrét, queen of Navarre.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The studies suffer from weak construction, but they are interesting.
  The style is clear, with a certain cheerful colloquialism which is
  rather unexpected.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 352. Ap. 14, ’06. 950w.

  “It is a little difficult to determine what kind of public she has in
  view. Evidences of carelessness in proof-reading are somewhat
  numerous.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 892. D. 30. 280w.

  “As Mrs. Fawcett’s standpoint is a non-Catholic one, she expresses
  some opinions with which we cannot agree; and she hardly applies the
  same weights and measures to the Catholic and Huguenot.”

      – =Cath. World.= 84: 106. O. ’06. 430w.

  “The author is to be congratulated ... for having brought very near to
  modern appreciation a series of remarkable characters.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 309. My. 12, ’06. 680w.


=Fechner, Gustav Theodor.= On life after death, from the German by Hugo
Wernekke. **75c. Open ct.

  “This is a new edition of a book too little known in this country. The
  author, a professor of physics in the University of Leipsic ... is at
  once a scientist and a poet.... His fundamental postulate is the
  continuity of life, and it will commend itself alike to the student of
  the New Testament and the student of philosophy.... The biographical
  sketch of the author which is appended to the volume adds to its
  interest and serves to interpret it.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  Reviewed by W. C. Keirstead.

        =Am. J. Soc.= 10: 556. Jl. ’06. 120w.

  “Dr. Wernekke’s [translation] is the more literal, but Miss
  Wadsworth’s reads more smoothly.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 1597. Je. 28, ’06. 360w.

  “The chief defect of the book is its tone of assurance, the author’s
  fancies being affirmed with the same positiveness as if they were
  scientific observations of philosophical deductions.”

    – + =Outlook.= 83: 243. My. 26, ’06. 190w.

        =Outlook.= 83: 357. Je. 16, ’06. 1210w.


=Fenollosa, Mary McNeil (Mrs. Ernest F. Fenollosa) (Sidney McCall,
pseud.).= Dragon painter. †$1.50. Little.

  The depth of feeling which the Japanese of the passing generation hold
  for Japan and the art that has always been hers is strongly brought
  out in this story of Kano Indara, the last of a line of great artists,
  who views with terror the encroachments of western art. He hears of
  Tatsu, the wild mountain dragon painter and, in his deathless longing
  for an artist-son, he sends for him and gives to him his daughter
  Umè-Ko that he may be indeed his son, and also because he could not
  hold him otherwise, for the youth has painted his dragon-pictures
  merely because his soul was filled with a longing for the dragon-maid,
  his mate thruout all incarnations. When he finds her in Kano’s
  daughter his great love absorbs the artist in him and Kano, who lives
  for art alone, in his rage and disappointment takes the young wife
  from her too-loving husband until, from the depths of his great grief
  and agony of spirit, the artist in him once more emerges, then she is
  restored to him as from the dead.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “In our judgment ‘The dragon painter’ is far inferior as a novel to
  either ‘Truth Dexter’ or ‘The breath of the gods.’”

    + – =Arena.= 36: 686. D. ’06. 530w.

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1494. D. 20, ’06. 590w.

      + =Nation.= 83: 396. N. 8, ’06. 330w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 812. D. 1, ’06. 170w.

  “One does not need to have had any personal experience in the land of
  which Mrs. Fenollosa writes in order to be perfectly certain that
  these pages give a truthful picture of Japanese domestic life and a
  faithful revelation of the inner depths of Japanese feeling—not one of
  those specious translations of Japan in terms of modern ‘Westernism.’”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 847. D. 8, ’06. 650w.


=Field, Horace, and Bunney, Michael.= English domestic architecture of
the XVII. and XVIII. centuries. *$15. Macmillan.

  The authors of this volume on domestic architecture in England in the
  seventeenth and eighteenth centuries “have provided examples of
  smaller buildings, with their measurements and different views of
  them, besides an introduction and many full notes. There are about 100
  illustrations, including half-tone full, double, and half page plates,
  drawings, diagrams, etc. The introduction contains a resume of the
  history of the English domestic architecture followed by a chapter on
  ‘The renaissance evolution in England,’ and then by descriptions of
  the houses presented.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 707. Je. 9. 280w.

      + =Int. Studio.= 28: 274. My. ’06. 310w.

  “The matter of this text is perfectly well thought out and expressed.
  The book is a valuable one from every point of view.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 144. F. 15, ’06. 870w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 44. Ja. 20, ’06. 270w.


=Fielding, Henry.= Selected essays, ed. by Gordon Hall Gerould. *60c.
Ginn.

  “The editor has evidently profited by consulting the best critical
  comment on his author, and his introduction is both full and
  interesting.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 231. S. 9. 190w.


=Finberg, Alexander J.= English water color painters. *75c. Dutton.

  “About two dozen artists are considered in Mr. Finberg’s little book
  on the water-color painters of England and forty-two half-tone
  reproductions of their works are included.... The names include those
  of Samuel Scott, a marine and landscape painter; Paul Sandby,
  sometimes called the ‘Father of the English school of water color;’
  Thomas Hearne, accomplished also as a draughtsman; Alexander and John
  Cozens, Thomas Girtin, Turner, Rowlandson, Blake, Cotman, Cox, Prout,
  Ford Madox Brown, Rossetti, Holman Hunt, Fred Walker, and others.”—N.
  Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “An admirable and instructive essay, which it is a pleasure to read,
  even where one is bound to disagree with it.” T. Sturge Moore.

    + – =Acad.= 70: 497. My. 26, ’06. 1160w.

  “Is really a model short treatise.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 818. O. 4, ’06. 140w.

    + – =Nation.= 82: 427. My. 24, ’06. 180w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 329. My. 19, ’06. 190w.

  “Both in text and illustration the little book is extremely valuable.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 670. Jl. 21, ’06. 70w.


=Finck, Henry Theophilus.= Edvard Grieg. *$1. Lane.

  Volume eight in the “Living masters of music” series is the first book
  in English on the life and personality of this famous Norwegian
  composer. “An invalid, he has lived in seclusion in the Far North; a
  successful pianist, conductor, and composer almost from the beginning
  of his career, happily married to a cousin who could not only inspire
  but interpret his songs—in spite of some dark years and some
  inevitable shadows, he stands for us in the sun; largely as to his
  career, wholly and radiantly as to his warm personality. The
  photographs of him from the fifteen-year-old boy to the sixty-year-old
  man ... are full of charm and of a winning quality that fit absolutely
  into the character of his music.” (Nation.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “There is much new material relating to the personal side of the
  composer.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 379. Ap. ’06. 60w.

  “A sound and sympathetic study of this great son of the North.”

  + + – =Dial.= 41: 18. Jl. 1, ’06. 270w.

  “The book is charmingly written, is entertaining from cover to cover,
  and is sure to become popular with all music lovers. Mr. Finck has the
  gift of the true biographer, of nowhere obtruding his own
  personality.” Joseph Sohn.

    + + =Forum.= 37: 526. Ap. ’06. 480w.

        =Lit. D.= 32: 200. F. 10, ’06. 710w.

    + + =Nation.= 82: 184. Mr. 1, ’06. 1560w.

  “Mr. Finck’s book is an attempt to place him in the very forefront of
  modern composers. There are interesting biographical details in the
  book.” Richard Aldrich.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 227. Ap. 7, ’06. 750w.

  “In spite of this attitude of fierce worshiper, Mr. Finck has written
  a very readable as well as useful book. He has succeeded in the first
  place in filling it with personality. He has, in the second place,
  brought together much information about Grieg, some old and some new,
  which has not before been easily accessible.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 82: 520. Mr. 3, ’06. 210w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 604. My. 12, ’06. 60w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 255. F. ’06. 130w.


=Findlater, Jane Helen.= Ladder to the stars. †$1.50. Appleton.

  The author “depicts a young woman whose relatives are housekeepers,
  commercial travelers, clerks, as sex or circumstances decree; and she
  invests her with spiritual ambitions with which the local minister
  cannot cope; with social aspirations unintelligible in a circle where
  human society means nothing beyond class-strata; and with intellectual
  ideals that cannot be shared by those in whose eyes ‘two years at Mrs.
  Clumper’s’ are synonymous with a liberal education.”—Lond. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Acad.= 71: 375. O. 13, ’06. 160w.

  “Her picture of middle-class life in a country town is admirably
  incisive and humorous, and at the same time free from ill-nature. The
  character of her heroine is less satisfactory.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 509. O. 27. 340w.

  “The writer leaves us with a feeling that the ideas which she
  attributes to her heroine are her own; in other words, the illusion is
  incomplete. If it had been otherwise the book would have been a
  triumph of art; as it is, we have a comedy of manners, wise, kindly,
  and incisive.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 338. O. 5, ’06. 380w.

  “In spite of its stilted and sometimes unreal heroine and its several
  impossible incidents, it will certainly be the exceptional reader who
  will not find himself very much interested and amused.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 684. O. 20, ’06. 710w.

  “The story, of course, is open to the criticism common to all stories
  which turn on the literary ability of their characters, that the
  author can give no proof of this ability, and that the reader has to
  take it on trust.”

    + – =Spec.= 97: 404. S. 22, ’06. 280w.


=Firth, Charles Harding.= Plea for the historical teaching of history:
an inaugural lecture delivered on November 9, 1904. *35c. Oxford.

      + =Nation.= 82: 388. My. 10, ’06. 880w.


=Firth, John Benjamin.= Constantine, the first Christian emperor.
**$1.35; **$1.60. Putnam.

  “On the side of institutions, however, the book is distinctly weak.”
  Charles H. Haskins.

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 432. Ja. ’06. 370w.


=Fischer, Louis.= Health-care of the baby: a handbook for mothers and
nurses. *75c. Funk.

  Under Part 1, General hygiene of the infant, the author gives chapters
  upon bathing, clothing, training, etc. Part 2, Infant feeding, treats
  of the various methods of feeding and of infant foods. Part 3.
  Miscellaneous diseases and emergencies, includes a detailed treatment
  of the various children’s diseases and a chapter upon accidents.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 760. D. ’06. 40w.


=Fisguill, Richard, pseud. (Richard H. Wilson).= Venus of Cadiz. †$1.50.
Holt.

  “Read him sympathetically and he will reward you with the next best
  thing to tears,—a laugh.” Mary Moss.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 50. Ja. ’06. 170w.


=Fish, Carl Russell.= Civil service and the patronage. *$2. Longmans.

      + =Ind.= 60: 799. Ap. 5, ’06. 310w.

  “A careful and useful historical study.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 55. Ja. 18, ’06. 350w.

  + + – =Yale R.= 15: 330. N. ’06. 440w.


=Fisher, Clarence Stanley.= Excavations at Nippur; plans, details, and
photographs of the buildings, with numerous objects found in them during
the excavations of 1889, 1890, 1893–1896, 1899–1900 with descriptive
text by Clarence S. Fisher. (Babylonian expedition of the Univ. of
Penn.) 6 pts. ea. pt. $2. C. S. Fisher, Rutledge, Delaware co., Pa.

  “The entire work comprises some two hundred large folio pages of
  topographical introduction and descriptive text, abundantly
  illustrated with cuts and photographs, including some splendid
  full-page photogravures, besides many folding lithographic plates
  giving plans and details of the buildings.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Altogether we may heartily congratulate both the University and Mr.
  Fisher on the first part of a book, which bids fair to be a most
  valuable contribution to science. We have noticed some typographical
  errors ... but these are trifles.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 340. S. 22. 1520w. (Review of pt. 1.)

  + + + =Ind.= 60: 685. Mr. 22, ’06. 1450w. (Review of pt. 1.)

        =Ind.= 61: 1166. N. 15, ’06. 50w.

  “Mr. Fisher certainly deserves great credit for the manner in which he
  has exhibited the topographical and culture development of Nippur and
  its temple. In this regard his work constitutes an important
  contribution to Babylonian archæology, and scholars will await with
  interest the publication of the remaining five parts, in which, it is
  to be hoped, more care will be bestowed on the proof reading of the
  descriptive text.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 308. Ap. 12, ’06. 740w. (Review of pt. 1.)

        =Outlook.= 82: 569. Mr. 10, ’06. 150w. (Review of pt. 1.)


=Fitch, (William) Clyde.= Climbers: a play in four acts. **75c.
Macmillan.

  A new volume in the published edition of the plays of Mr. Fitch. The
  climbers, which had a considerable degree of success on the stage, is
  not only a clever satire upon the social climber but contains some
  well-devised situations, which, altho they lose some of their
  effectiveness in book form, make good reading.

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  “No other play of this author that we have seen so well bears the test
  of print.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 36. Ja. 20, ’06. 160w.

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 92. Ja. 13, ’06. 50w.


=Fitch, (William) Clyde.= Girl with the green eyes. **75c. Macmillan.

  The first appearance in book form of Mr. Fitch’s four-act play.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 743. Je. 16. 80w.

  “While far from being a distinguished illustration of the literary
  drama, the play reads very well—possibly better than it sounds when
  acted.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 98. F. 1, ’06. 70w.

  “Many passages in this smart piece read well, and the study of
  feminine jealousy it involves has not been surpassed since Colman’s
  ‘Jealous wife.’”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 898. D. 16, ’05. 200w.


=Fitch, William Edwards.= Some neglected history of North Carolina,
including the battle of Alamance, the first battle of the American
revolution. $2. Neale.

  “The value of the book lies wholly in the original documents reprinted
  from the North Carolina Records.” Theodore Clark Smith.

    + – =Atlan.= 98: 705. N. ’06. 210w.


=Fitchett, William Henry.= Unrealized logic of religion; a study in
credibilities. *$1.25. Eaton.

  The author deals with a wide field, and apparently with unrelated
  subjects, but his object is to show that “when widely separated points
  in literature, history, science, philosophy and common life are tried
  by their relation to religion they instantly fall into logical terms
  with it.” Under the headings: History; Science; Philosophy;
  Literature; Spiritual life; and Common life he discusses such subjects
  as; The logic of the missionary; of our relation to nature; of the
  infinitesimal; of human speech; of answered prayers; of unproved
  negatives; and of half-knowledge, in which he gives “examples of the
  innumerable correspondences which link the spiritual and secular
  realms together.”

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  “It is a very strong book. The author has read widely, thought deeply
  and knows his ground thoroly.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 823. O. 4, ’06. 170w.

        =Lit. D.= 32: 248. F. 17, ’06. 820w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 572. Mr. 10, ’06. 150w.

  “That the words ‘logic’ and ‘logical’ are the most applicable to his
  reasonings we certainly doubt. A few pages of his book suggest the
  obvious criticism that there is much more of rhetoric than logic in
  it. The pertinence of the criticism may be concerned, but it does not
  derogate from the value of the work.”

  + + – =Spec.= 95: 930. D. 2, ’05. 1640w.


=Fitz, George Wells, and Fitz, Rachel Kent.= Problems of babyhood;
building a constitution, forming a character. **$1.25. Holt.

  This two-fold study of the controllable aspects of child development
  furnishes conclusions reached from the standpoint of the physician,
  the teacher, the mother and the father. “It is hoped that thru its
  frank and practical treatment of some of the many problems presented
  by parenthood it may give courage to withstand the criticism of
  tradition and convention, strength to resist the modern tendency to
  indulgence, faith to fight for the child’s birthright of a sane mind
  in a sane body.”

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        =R. of Rs.= 34: 127. Jl. ’06. 70w.

  “There is an air of authority, based on experience and the
  unmistakable certificate of good common sense about ‘Problems of
  babyhood.’”

      + =World To-Day.= 11: 764. Jl. ’06. 90w.


=FitzGerald, Edward.= Euphranor: a dialogue on youth. *75c. Lane.

  “Many will read this charming reprint of a forgotten book not for its
  educational, but for its literary charm, for in it FitzGerald proved
  himself a master of the two crafts.”

  + + – =Acad.= 69: 1330. D. 23, ’05. 950w.


=Fitzgerald, Percy Hetherington.= Sir Henry Irving: a biography. **$3.
Jacobs.

  Mr. Fitzgerald’s biography was published during Irving’s life time.
  This issue includes ten years of added happenings, making it a
  complete sketch.

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  “There is still room, however, for a full critical account of Irving
  the actor.” Percy F. Bicknell.

    + – =Dial.= 41: 384. D. 1, ’06. 360w.

  “Mr. Fitzgerald’s volume will hardly be a rival of Bram Stoker’s more
  elaborated and formal one. At the same time, it has a value that is
  quite its own.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 727. N. 17, ’06. 140w.

  “It would be better if it were a little more conservative and little
  less discursive.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 398. N. 8, ’06. 890w.

  “We commend Mr. Fitzgerald’s biography of Irving to persons who want a
  handsome book about a great actor, containing the story of his life,
  told in a kindly way.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 724. N. 3, ’06. 280w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 757. D. ’06. 180w.

        =Spec.= 96: 505. Mr. 31, ’06. 100w.


=Fitzgerald, Sybil.= In the track of the Moors. *$6. Dutton.

  “Ranging over wide fields of knowledge, it betrays ignorance which
  should have deterred the writer ... from venturing anywhere near them.
  Solecisms are sown so thickly that the charitable supposition of
  printer’s errors cannot cover half the sins. Nevertheless, the writer
  has observed many things truly, and said some things well.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 46. F. 9, ’06. 590w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 111. F. 24, ’06. 170w.


=Fitzmaurice, Edmond George Petty.= Life of Granville. 2v. $10.
Longmans.

  “In every way very competent for it, the biographer has done his work
  sympathetically.”

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 666. Ap. ’06. 2350w.

        =Blackwood’s M.= 178: 792. D. ’05. 6660w.

  “This is not only an interesting and readable book, but, as indeed was
  to be expected, a permanently valuable contribution to our political
  history.” Augustine Birrell.

  + + + =Contemporary R.= 88: 769. D. ’05. 6100w.

  “It is not, I may add, too political for the reading of any American
  who loves to read of the history of his own time in England written so
  absolutely from the inside as is this.” Jeannette L. Gilder.

      + =Critic.= 48: 354. Ap. ’06. 1210w.

  “If these two portly volumes cannot lay claim to full equality of
  style and political insight to John Morley’s monumental work on
  Gladstone, among the lives of the statesmen of the Victorian era, they
  may be ranked second, with Charles Stuart Parker’s ‘Sir Robert Peel’
  forming a close third.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 741. Mr. 24, ’06. 1090w.

  “A work of immense importance in its bearing upon the history of
  England from 1850 to 1890.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1168. N. 15, ’06. 120w.

  “The biographer has done his work well. American readers will find
  amusement as well as instruction in this excellent biography.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 224. Mr. 15, ’06. 2090w.


=Flammarion, Nicolas Camille.= Thunder and lightning; tr. by Walter
Mostyn. **$1.25. Little.

  An abridged form of the French work discussing the victim of
  lightning, atmospheric electricity, the flash and the sound; giving
  the effect of lightning on mankind, animals, trees and plants, metals,
  objects, houses, etc.; showing the curious freaks of fireballs, and
  concluding with a chapter on pictures made by lightning.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The translation is exceedingly well done, and we have noticed but one
  mistake.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 364. Mr. 24. 440w.

        =Dial.= 40: 331. My. 16, ’06. 410w.

  “Apart from the above mentioned differences the English translation is
  well done, and will be found very interesting reading.”

      + =Nature.= 73: 196. D. 28, ’05. 210w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 397. Je. 16, ’06. 140w.

  “Seems less concerned to explain the marvelous occurrences by
  recognized laws than to startle the reader and convince him that there
  is much that is inexplicable in electricity.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 858. Ap. 14, ’06. 80w.


=Fleming, John Ambrose.= Principles of electric wave telegraphy. *$6.60.
Longmans.

  A treatise based to a large extent upon the author’s Cantor lectures
  delivered before the Society of arts in London. It is a three part
  work treating respectively of electric oscillations, electric waves,
  and electric wave telegraphy.

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  “The book seems destined to occupy the same place in the field of
  oscillatory currents as the author’s work on the ‘Alternating current
  transformer’ did in the field of ordinary alternating currents. It is
  a book deserving the careful attention of the student, of the
  physicist, and of the engineer, as well as of the telegrapher.” Samuel
  Sheldon.

    + + =Engin. N.= 56: 54. Jl. 12, ’06. 530w.

  “In Dr. Fleming’s book is to be found a treatment of the subject which
  is exhaustive and thorough both on the theoretical and practical
  sides. It is a book which has been wanted and will be warmly
  welcomed.” Maurice Solomon.

  + + + =Nature.= 74: 291. Jl. 26, ’06. 490w.


=Fleming, Walter Lynwood.= Civil war and reconstruction in Alabama.
**$5. Macmillan.

  “Prof. Fleming’s aim is to trace the course of the civil war in his
  native state ... particularly in its political and social aspects,
  from its beginning to the breaking down of reconstruction in 1874....
  The book is divided into six sections, treating consecutively:
  “Secession,” “War times in Alabama,” “The aftermath of war,”
  “Presidential restoration,” “Congressional reconstruction,” and
  “Carpetbag and negro rule.” All these phases of the theme are
  discussed freely and with a wealth of detail and fullness of
  bibliography that must delight the student’s heart. The general reader
  will also find much that is new, many a story or party episode told in
  such a way as to be truly illuminating.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The author’s sympathies are decidedly with the South, but the work is
  free from bitterness or prejudice, and is on the whole as impartial an
  account as one can expect from any writer on this subject.” William O.
  Scroggs.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 943. Jl. ’06. 570w.

  “The spirit in which this book is written and the personal equation of
  the writer are fairly open to criticism. On the whole, the author is
  to be commended for a scholarly and critical treatment of a most
  highly important historical epoch.” Charles C. Pickett.

  + + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 430. Mr. ’06. 1130w.

  “The most comprehensive and valuable work of this kind that has yet
  been written.” James Wilford Garner.

  + + + =Dial.= 40: 150. Mr. 1, ’06. 1040w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 1171. N. 15, ’06. 20w.

  “Professor Fleming’s method, for scientific precision and efficiency,
  could hardly be surpassed, even by a guillotine. Nevertheless, we
  consider this volume a very important contribution to the history of
  its period.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 349. Ap. 26, ’06. 1910w.

  “It is diffuse, poorly arranged, notwithstanding the elaborate scheme
  or outline presented in the table of contents. In this the
  subdivisions seem to be so minute as to become a source of
  embarrassment to the author. Another difficulty closely allied to this
  one is the frequent repetition of the same ideas. But despite these
  blemishes—important though they be—the book is eminently worth while.
  It is a magazine of information for the general reader.” William E.
  Dodd.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 34. Ja. 20, ’06. 1440w.

  “An admirable, piece of work.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 89. My. 12, ’06. 400w.

  Reviewed by David Miller DeWitt.

    + + =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 535. S. ’06. 1800w.


=Fletcher, Ella Adelia.= Philosophy of rest. 75c. Dodge.

  The philosophy of rest is preached in four peaceful little essays
  which this tranquil philosopher calls; The unrest of our day, The
  cultivation of soul-force, The ministrations of nature and silence,
  and To conserve force.


=Flint, Robert.= Socialism. **$2. Lippincott.

  A reprint of the work brought out in 1894. “As becomes its author,
  ‘Socialism’ is a philosophical essay upon cardinal points of doctrine,
  and does not deal with the history and present position of socialistic
  speculation or agitation.” (Nation.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Ind.= 61: 1058. N. 1, ’06. 580w.

        =Nation.= 83: 348. O. 25, ’06. 80w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 287. S. 29, ’06. 240w.


=Fogazzaro, Antonio.= The saint (Il santo): authorized tr.; with introd.
by W. R. Thayer. †$1.50. Putnam.

  “Piero Maironi, a young Brescian, is summoned from an intrigue with a
  married woman ... to the deathbed of his wife.... In the little church
  adjoining the asylum Maironi has a vision which alters the whole
  course of his life. He leaves the world and adopts the name of
  Benedetto, but remains a layman and joins no religious order. Driven
  from the monastery ... he goes forth to preach to the people and is
  hailed by the peasants as a saint and a miracle-worker. He disclaims
  miraculous power; and a sick man, who is brought to him to be healed,
  dies under his roof.... Naturally Benedetto is discarded by his
  ignorant followers.... And he goes to Rome, where he becomes the
  leader of a movement for the reform of the church. Naturally, again he
  comes into conflict with ecclesiastical authority, and ... he is
  relentlessly pursued by Vatican intrigue ... is practically turned
  into the streets, but is taken in by an agnostic professor ... in
  whose house he dies, apparently a failure but foretelling with undying
  faith the triumph of his cause in the person of his disciples.”—Spec.

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  “The English version reads fairly well as a piece of English, but as a
  translation it is not satisfactory and the author’s meaning is often
  inadequately represented or even distorted. But it will give the
  English reader a very fair idea of the book as a whole, and he will
  miss nothing essential.”

    + – =Acad.= 71: 38. Jl. 14, ’06. 1090w.

  “One feels compelled to protest against any confusion of the greatness
  of ‘Il santo’ as a piece of brilliant polemics, a powerful theological
  brief, with its worth as a novel. Frankly, it is not a great novel; it
  is too defective in technique, it lacks on the one hand the rugged
  simplicity of Verga, on the other the melodious rhythm and artistic
  proportions of d’Annunzio. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most
  interesting human documents that have come from Italy in the last
  quarter century.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

  + + – =Bookm.= 24: 261. N. ’06. 1760w.

  “Very acceptable English version now given us.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 281. N. 1, ’06. 1180w.

        =Ind.= 61: 1159. N. 15, ’06. 60w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 858. D. 8, ’06. 100w.

  “Fogazzaro’s Italian is not the highly poetical medium manipulated by
  Gabriele d’Annunzio. It is saner, simpler, and more direct, while the
  wide sympathy, kindness of heart, and light, wholesome humor of
  Fogazzaro incite, maintain, and develop the reader’s respect.” Walter
  Littlefield.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 496. Ag. 11, ’06. 2800w.

  “The book has gained a place of power among the factors of coming
  change.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 283. S. 29, ’06. 1430w.

  “It appeals to the intelligence and to the religious instincts on
  every page.”

    + + =Putnam’s.= 1: 224. N. ’06. 340w.

  “This task [to illustrate in the guise of romance, with a modern St.
  Francis of Assisi as its central figure, the four ‘spirits of evil’]
  has been achieved by Signor Fogazzaro with such eloquence, and yet
  such reverence and restraint, that the action of the Curia in
  proscribing his work is little short of the inexplicable.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 1043. Je. 30, ’06. 900w.


=Folsom, Justus Watson.= Entomology, with special reference to its
biological and economic aspects. *$3. Blakiston.

  Although planned primarily for the student this volume is intended
  also for the general reader, and gives “a comprehensive and concise
  account of insects.” As a rule only the commonest kinds of insects are
  referred to in the text, in order that the reader may easily use the
  text as a guide to personal observation. The anatomy of insects, their
  physiology, color, relations to plants, other animals, and man, their
  behavior, distribution, etc., are fully treated and the volume is
  profusely illustrated and has a bibliography and an index.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is well adapted to general readers who want books on insects more
  advanced than the small popular works.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 260. Ag. 2, ’06. 120w.

  “It easily takes rank not only with the best treatises on entomology,
  but among those which modern zoological science has produced. The
  author’s style is simple, concise, and lucid. His treatment of other
  writers is uniformly generous and just.”

  + + + =Nation.= 83: 206. S. 6, ’06. 990w.

  “Here is an abundance of practically useful as well as interesting
  knowledge.”

    + + =Outlook.= 83: 814. Ag. 4, ’06. 250w.

  “The style is never prolix, and although verbal infelicities are
  rather too frequent, the meaning is rarely obscure. The book as a
  whole is excellent, and will be most useful to the general student.”
  J. G. N.

  + + – =Science=, n.s. 24: 589. N. 9, ’06. 730w.


=Forbush, Rev. William Byron.= Boys’ life of Christ. **$1.25. Funk.

  The author has made a strong appeal to boys thru this vivid and
  natural biography of Jesus. His aim is “to show the manly, heroic,
  chivalric, intensely real, and vigorously active qualities of Jesus,”
  to approach the divine Jesus thru the human greatness.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The author of this work has written one of the most fascinating
  stories for the young, apart from all consideration of the subject,
  that we have read in years.”

    + + =Arena.= 35: 221. F. ’06. 280w.

  “It is remarkably well done.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 140. Ja. 20, ’06. 100w.

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 910. Ap. 21, ’06. 150w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 383. Mr. ’06. 50w.


=Ford, Ellis A.= Challenge of the spirit. **30c. Crowell.

  A monograph whose keynote is sounded in the following: “Life itself is
  revelation,” says Mr. Ford, “in all that I myself have felt or have
  known through watching others I find the triumph of spirit over sense,
  the gain on things unseen through the instrumentality of the seen.”


=Ford, Richard.= Letters of Richard Ford. 1797–1858; ed. by Rowland E.
Prothero. *$3.50. Dutton.

  Mr. Ford’s letters are filled with the inimitable humor that made his
  guide book to Spain so popular. These letters written in 1830 from
  Spain to Henry Unwin Addington, then British minister to Madrid,
  “convey in piquant language Mr. Ford’s first impressions of ‘an
  original peculiar people, potted for six centuries.’” (Ath.) The
  editor says “To the artist, the historian, the sportsman, and the
  antiquary, to the student of dialects, the observer of manners and
  customs, the lover of art, the man of sentiment, Spain in 1830 offered
  an enchanting field, an almost untrodden Paradise. In Ford all these
  interests were combined, not merely as tastes, but as enthusiasms.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Prothero’s connecting narrative is skilful and clear.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 389. Mr. 31. 870w.

      + =Dial.= 40: 265. Ap. 16, ’06. 360w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 64. F. 23, ’06. 950w.

  “A graceful but slight book. Only the ghost of Ford has passed into
  these pages.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 492. Je. 14, ’06. 430w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 256. Ap. 21, ’06. 650w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 92. My. 12, ’06. 40w.

  “Excellent letters ... edited with the utmost discretion.”

    + + =Spec.= 95: 1038. D. 16, ’05. 1290w.


=Fordham, Elias Pym.= Personal narrative of travels in Virginia,
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky; and of a residence in
Illinois territory, 1817–1818; ed. with notes, introd. and index by
Frederick Austin Ogg. *$3. Clark, A. H.

  This manuscript, hitherto unpublished was written anonymously in
  1817–18 by a young Englishman who assisted Morris Birkbeck in
  establishing his Illinois settlement. The journeys are “rich in
  personalia of early settlers, remarks on contemporary history and
  politics, state of trade, agriculture, prices, and information on
  local history not obtainable elsewhere ... and make accessible to
  historical students much new and important material.”

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  “It might be added that Mr. Ogg’s prefatory description of the
  westward movement during this period, showing the economic condition
  of both Old and New World under which Fordham made his tour and his
  observations, is as interesting as anything Fordham wrote.” Edwin E.
  Sparks.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 150. O. ’06. 4420w.

  Reviewed by Theodore Clarke Smith.

        =Atlan.= 98: 703. N. ’06. 60w.

    + + =Nation.= 82: 510. Je. 21, ’06. 200w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 357. Je. 2, ’06. 140w.

  “It is a most enjoyable narrative, and of real historical importance.”

    + + =Putnam’s.= 1: 254. N. ’06. 100w.

  “The volume contains much new material on the local history of the
  region over which Fordham’s travels extended.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 123. Jl. ’06. 100w.


=Foreman, John.= Philippine islands. *$6. Scribner.

  This third edition of Mr. Foreman’s “Political, geographical,
  ethnographical, social, and commercial history of the Philippine
  archipelago, embracing the whole period of Spanish rule with an
  account of the succeeding American insular government” is not only
  revised and enlarged but contains several chapters upon our
  administration in the Philippines since February 6, 1899, not found in
  the earlier editions. The volume is abundantly illustrated.

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  “Jumble of facts and fancies, information and misinformation.”

      – =Ind.= 61: 514. Ag. 30, ’06. 980w.

  “Such a work as this is of scant value to anyone.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 201. S. 6, ’06. 350w.

  “The author’s knowledge is so broad and complete that even his
  criticisms (and he does criticise) are likely not to be resented. The
  work fulfills all that is implied in its sub-title; it is so complete
  that it is not possible adequately to catalogue its contents in a
  short notice.” George R. Bishop.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 561. S. 15, ’06. 2230w.


=Forman, Justus Miles.= Buchanan’s wife. †$1.50. Harper.

  Beatrix Buchanan, for two years married to a man whom she does not
  love, finds her lot unbearable. The “droop to her mouth” reveals the
  state of her mind and incidentally betrays the fact that she had not
  made the way all sunshine for her husband. Grown cynical and harsh,
  with the “desperately shy sweetness” entirely crushed having nothing
  to nourish it, Buchanan disappears one night from the world. The day
  of Beatrix’ happiness must dawn. She tricks the man she loves by
  purposely lying when called to identify a body resembling her husband.
  After her marriage a little “gray tramp” steps into her rose garden
  with mind as well as lungs gone. It is the pitiable shadow of her
  husband and in her misery she ministers to him till death. The story
  is one of a woman’s will dramatically expressed.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A preposterous yarn, which has little power to arouse sympathy, and
  which depends for its effects upon trickiness and crude melodrama.”
  Wm. M. Payne.

      – =Dial.= 41: 242. O. 16, ’06. 200w.

  “Really a most remarkable tale, told in a forked lightning literary
  style, that is very shocking to the reader’s nerves.”

    – – =Ind.= 61: 939. O. 18, ’06. 310w.

  “Mr. Forman’s new novel has a rather sensational flavor.”

    – + =Lit. D.= 33: 429. S. 29, ’06. 400w.

  “Nothing and nobody within the covers of the book could possibly have
  happened; all the same it does grip one’s interest.”

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 519. Ag. 25, ’06. 210w.

  “The weakness of the book lies in its confusion of two literary
  methods, one objective and melodramatic, the other an analysis of
  character and its development.”

    – + =Outlook.= 84: 140. S. 15, ’06. 190w.


=Forman, Samuel Eagle.= Advanced civics: the spirit, the form, and the
functions of the American government. *$1.25. Century.

      + =Bookm.= 22: 643. F. ’06. 120w.

  “It offers to the student a large mass of information, clearly
  expressed, and free from the inaccuracies so common in text books on
  civics.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 800. Ap. 5, ’06. 80w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 124. Ja. ’06. 90w.

  “A valuable handbook for every American citizen, an interesting guide
  into the field of politics, and an inspiring counselor to duty.”
  Edward E. Hill.

    + + =School R.= 23: 384. My. ’06. 890w.


=Forrest, Rev. David William.= Authority of Christ. *$2. Scribner.

  “The thesis is that Jesus is not to be regarded as authority in
  matters of literary criticism, to determine the authorship of a Psalm
  or to decide whether the stories about Abraham are legendary or
  historical, but that his authority consists purely in his ‘final
  revelation of religious truth and practice, of “what man is to believe
  concerning God, and what duties God requires of man.”’”—Nation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Has something of the heaviness which characterizes doctrinal
  discussions of the older sort. The second chapter of the book,
  however, on ‘The legitimate extension of Christ’s authority,’ is a
  valuable bit of arrangement.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 1057. N. 1, ’06. 200w.

    + – =Nation.= 83: 37. Jl. 12, ’06. 250w.

  “Dr. Forrest is careful to give a logical completeness to his
  treatment of his subject.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: sup. 643. Ap. 28, ’06. 430w.


=Fosdick, Lucian J.= French blood in America. **$2. Revell.

  The first portion of her work is devoted to a survey of the Huguenots
  prior to their coming to America. Then follow an account of the
  unsuccessful attempts to found Huguenot colonies in North America, and
  the story of the beginnings at Plymouth, New Amsterdam, and Virginia.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 208. O. ’06. 40w.

  “The purpose of the whole is to exalt the part played by Huguenot
  exiles and their descendants, but the claims advanced are so boundless
  and the critical ability displayed so slender as to provoke
  incredulity.” Theodore Clarke Smith.

    – + =Atlan.= 98: 703. N. ’06. 90w.

  “By reason of loose arrangement, repetition and undiscriminating
  admiration we lose a notable chapter of American history. In this wide
  field, Mr. Fosdick has worked with enthusiasm, tho not with care.”

    – + =Ind.= 61: 941. O. 18, ’06. 450w.

  “Mr. Fosdick appears to have no sense whatever of historical
  objectivity. Apart from its anxiety to prove too much this book is a
  useful recapitulation of what has been accomplished in the United
  States by people of French Protestant origin.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 171. Ag. 23, ’06. 530w.

  “Mr. Fosdick’s book does not rank in scholarship with Douglas
  Campbell’s almost forgotten book, but it is as good as some other
  books of ‘claimings’ and will hold its own for some time to come.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 358. Je. 2, ’06. 280w.

  “The defects of the book are so serious that we cannot recommend it
  either as an authoritative or interesting contribution to its
  subject.”

      – =Outlook.= 83: 528. Je. 30, ’06. 270w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 124. Jl. ’06. 130w.

  “We cannot help thinking that the book might have been ordered; but it
  was worth writing, and is certainly worth reading.”

    + – =Spec.= 97: 174. Ag. 4, ’06. 290w.


=Foster, George Burman.= Finality of the Christian religion. *$4. Univ.
of Chicago press.

  Following an introduction and an historical two parts; “Christianity
  as authority-religion,” and “Christianity as religion of the moral
  consciousness of man.” In the first section the rise, development, and
  disintegration of Christianity as authority-religion is
  historico-critically traced. In the second section, Christianity as
  religion of the moral consciousness is defined in antithesis to the
  extremes of naturalism and clericalism.

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  “Taken altogether, his style has so little in common with the ordinary
  usage of British and American theologians that it is not transparent
  enough to make the reading of the book a pleasure, unless it be to the
  narrowest specialist. What ... is the secret of Professor Foster’s
  success? Plainly, it is the vitality of his constructive idea, and the
  earnest, almost passionate, manner in which he works out its
  legitimate outline. He has neglected no important work upon any phase
  of his subject.” Andrew C. Zenos.

  + + – =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 529. Jl. ’06. 3190w.

  “He is too closely dependent upon particular German writers.” P.
  Gardner.

  + + – =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 535. Jl. ’06. 2100w.

  “From the standpoint of a layman, I must confess that the book seems
  to me too much elaborated in many places.” T. D. A. Cockerell.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 324. My. 16, ’06. 530w.

  “It is the gravest defect of Professor Foster’s work that he has so
  much to say by way of approach to his subject, and so little, in
  proportion, on the subject itself.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 926. Ap. 19, ’06. 1220w.

        =Ind.= 61: 1166. N. 15, ’06. 80w.

        =Lit. D.= 32: 484. Mr. 31, ’06. 1500w.

        =Lit. D.= 32: 573. Ap. 14, ’06. 810w.

  “Dr. Foster’s argument is close and learned; not easy to read, but to
  be studied and pondered over.”

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 289. My. 5, ’06. 370w.

  “Both in source and substance this is a significant book, though
  opening no line of thought quite new.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 83: 86. My. 12, ’06. 850w.


=Foster, John Watson.= Practice of diplomacy. **$3. Houghton.

  The audience reached in this work is mainly that made up of men in the
  diplomatic service of the nation, and the author discusses in an
  informing manner the utility of the diplomatic service, the duties of
  diplomats and their rank qualifications, the consular service, the
  negotiation and framing of treaties, arbitration and international
  claims.

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  “His style is so simple and his chapters are so enlivened with
  interesting incidents and sensible criticisms that even readers
  entirely unfamiliar with diplomatic work will have no difficulty in
  understanding and enjoying him.”

  + + – =Ind.= 61: 1287. N. 29, ’06. 790w.

  “Tho technical in part as setting forth the rules and procedure of
  diplomatic intercourse, it has been prepared for the general reader
  and, needless to say, it has the literary distinction which
  characterizes the works of this experienced and able writer on
  diplomacy.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 767. N. 24, ’06. 250w.


=Fountain, Paul.= Eleven eaglets of the west. **$3. Dutton.

  The “eleven eaglets” of the title are the states or territories of
  California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah,
  Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. The work “is the record of
  several journeys made by the author in the days when the Wild West
  was, with a few exceptions, still a wilderness. He travelled with a
  strong party, and was usually, if not always, accompanied by a waggon,
  which, with infinite labour and astonishing success, was dragged
  through forests, over rocky heights, and across sandy deserts.... [The
  book] will have permanent interest as an account of the extreme West
  as it was forty years ago.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “He tells the story of his adventures in a simple, straightforward
  way, but the conclusions which he sometimes draws from them are not
  altogether convincing.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 419. Ap. 7. 450w.

  “The pictures which he presents of the western states which have
  already changed so greatly are assuredly worthy of preservation.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 190. Ag. ’06. 140w.

  “Any one unfamiliar with that section of the continent would carry
  away from the perusal of his book a most confused impression of its
  geographical features, and of either its past or its present social
  and industrial conditions.”

      – =Nation.= 82: 299. Ap. 12, ’06. 200w.

  “One sees that the author is an observer of catholicity. His book,
  though the travels are travels of so long ago, is singularly
  refreshing. Informing enough also, though you need not pin your faith
  too utterly to all the things that are said.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 533. S. 1, ’06. 1350w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 500. Ap. 21, ’06. 150w.


=Fowler, Rev. Charles Henry.= Missionary addresses. *$1. West. Meth. bk.

  A group of seven missionary addresses on the following subjects:
  Missions and world movements. Our opportunity. The reflex influence of
  missions. The message, Home and heathen missions contrasted, The
  field. The supreme need of the heathen and Divinity of the missionary
  idea.


=Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft (Mrs. Alfred Laurence Felkin).= The
subjection of Isabel Carnaby. †$1.50. Dodd.

  The reappearance of Isabel Carnaby, married and happy makes this story
  a sequel to Mrs. Felkin’s “Concerning Isabel Carnaby.” “First we have
  our old friend Isabel, who heroically refrains from sacrificing to a
  purely personal whim the whole of her husband’s political career;
  secondly, a half-caste girl, married to a good-natured imbecile of an
  Englishman whom she finds it impossible to love until (in the disguise
  of a man) she has felt the weight of his, literally, heavy hand;
  thirdly a parson whose desertion of his wife, arising from a sequence
  of incredible occurrences, is by her endured with a meekness which is
  happily as incredible.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “In general, the smart and good-natured aphorisms in which the book
  abounds seem to us as remote from reality as is the framework of the
  story.”

    – + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 634. My. 26. 330w.

  “In ‘The subjection of Isabel Carnaby’, Miss Fowler has come almost
  within sight of the borderland of the masterpieces.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 645. N. 3, ’06. 200w.

  “Somewhat long and extremely loquacious new novel. The author is far
  too deeply engaged in upholding a thesis to linger for long over any
  of the facts which she chronicles.”

      – =Lond. Times.= 5: 170. My. 11, 06. 530w.

  “The combination of fun with brilliance is her own, absolutely. Her
  ceaseless sense of the incongruity of congruities, and vice versa,
  makes an effect as of punning with ideas. There are a few excellent
  little sermons in the book, and many evidences that the writer thinks
  her thoughts in the language of David and Paul.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 308. O. 11, ’06. 640w.

  “Mrs. Felkin appears to be a good woman and a loving wife who had
  nothing particular to say, and in the course of 357 pages has said it
  very well.”

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 666. O. 13, ’06. 340w.

  “Miss Fowler is an author of irresistible wit and cleverness.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 809. D. 1, ’06. 90w.

  “This story of her married life is not satisfying, although it is full
  of those clever generalizations for which the writer has a special
  gift.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 584. N. 3, ’06. 120w.

  “The story is neither deep nor vital, but it is entertaining and
  refreshing.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 709. N. 24, ’06. 110w.

  “The reader’s feeling of gratitude to her is not due for any subtle
  analysis of character, but for the brilliant powers of repartee with
  which she invests her characters.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 950. Je. 16, ’06. 220w.


=Fowler, Nathaniel Clark, jr.= Starting in life: what each calling
offers ambitious boys and young men; il. by Charles Copeland. **$1.50.
Little.

  Authoritative and practical is this guide to the selection of a
  calling in life. The author has summoned to his aid successful
  representatives of each of the thirty different lines of work
  discussed. The book represents composite opinions on the advantages
  and disadvantages of all the vocations of life which young men are
  likely to enter.


=Fowles, George Milton.= Down in Porto Rico. 75c. Meth. bk.

  “This is an unpretending little volume, giving in plain,
  matter-of-fact way a description of the island, its inhabitants, and
  their characteristics and customs.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His account, moreover, is marked by a strong religious bias.” H. E.
  Coblentz.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 363. Je. 1, ’06. 260w.

  “It is written in a fair spirit, is neither critical nor eulogistic,
  but simply descriptive, is free from all affectation of fine writing,
  but is not characterized by either brilliance of style, pictorial
  description, or philosophic generalizations.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 284. Je. 2, ’06. 90w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 126. O. ’06. 60w.


=France, Jacques Anatole Thibault.= Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, tr. and
introd. by Lafcadio Hearn. †$1.25. Harper.

  A new edition of this delightful story of that dear old man, Sylvestre
  Bonnard, member of the Institute and scholar of world-wide reputation,
  who has lived a long life in the congenial companionship of his books
  and his cat, treasuring thru the years the memory of the love of his
  youth. When he finds the daughter of his Clémentine poor and abused he
  seeks, with a child-like ignorance of the world’s ways, to help her
  and in so doing commits his great crime: but by it he gains his point
  and becomes god-father to Jeanne’s romance and to her children.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Even Lafcadio Hearn’s translation can hardly render in English all
  the charm of this wholly delightful story in which M. France put all
  the grace of style and delicacy of characterization which are his in
  his inspired moments.”

    + + =Critic.= 49: 286. S. ’06. 90w.

      + =Dial.= 41: 21. Jl. 1, ’06. 40w.

  “The story has had many translators, but of them all the translator of
  the present edition, Lafcadio Hearn, has been most happy in preserving
  the elusive fragrance of sentiment in this beautiful old rose-jar of a
  book.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 397. Ag. 16, ’06. 190w.

        =Nation.= 83: 54. Jl. 19, ’06. 50w.

  “Mr. Hearn’s skill as a translator is admirably shown in this book.
  There are some trifling errors of date in the story.”

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 411. Je. 23, ’06. 190w.


=Francis of Assisi, St. (Giovanni Francisco Bernadone Assisi).= Writings
of Saint Francis of Assisi, newly tr. into English, with introd. and
notes by Father Paschal Robinson. $1. Dolphin press.

  “A simple, tasteful volume containing the work of Saint Francis,
  including a group of six letters translated by Father Paschal
  Robinson, of the Order of Friars Minor. The translator supplies an
  introduction which gives some account of the writings, makes some
  comment on their quality, and gives a brief history of the manuscripts
  and the various editions. A series of notes, an appendix relating to
  doubtful, lost, and spurious writings, and a bibliography, with an
  index, give the volume ... a completeness which many books of this
  kind lack.”—Outlook.

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        =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 739. Ap. ’06. 50w.

  “Altogether, the volume is that of a thoroughly devout scholar, and
  should take the place of much of the well-meaning literature of St.
  Francis which has become so common of recent years, but has little to
  commend it except its good intentions.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 146. Mr. 10, ’06. 450w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 328. F. 10, ’06. 90w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 383. Mr. ’06. 70w.

  “We may pronounce the apparatus of this book to be the best bit of
  modern work done in English on S. Francis of Assisi. The actual
  translation is to our mind the least unsatisfactory, as it certainly
  is the least important, part of the book.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 101: 826. Je. 30, ’06. 320w.

  “Father Robinson has done an excellent piece of work, carefully
  avoiding giving offence to those who, while admiring St. Francis, do
  not accept the Roman obedience.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 270. Ag. 25, ’06. 240w.


=Frankau, Mrs. Julia (Frank Danby, pseud.).= Sphinx’s lawyer. †$1.50.
Stokes.

  A story which perpetuates the spirit of a dead man, a “moral lunatic”
  thru the wife’s unceasing energy to carry on his cult. “Errington
  Welch-Kennard, the lawyer, is apparently the high priest of a band of
  admirers who revolve about the ‘sofa-bed’ of Sybil Algernon Heseltine,
  for the avowed purpose of keeping alive the dead man’s notorious
  memory. At much damage to his reputation, the hero has stood by her
  and her husband through their worst days and now consoles the widow
  with a genuine friendship which the pair are content to let the world
  misunderstand. Sybil’s revenge upon fate is to draw young men under
  the blighting influence of her husband’s life and work, but having a
  real affection for the lawyer, she bestirs herself to find him a wife,
  judging that at forty, after an unsavoury career which has exhausted
  his resources, nothing else can secure him safety and happiness.”
  (Bookm.)

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  “The book is irredeemiably vulgar; vulgar in design, vulgar in
  execution.”

    – – =Acad.= 70: 383. Ap. 21, ’06. 180w.

  “A mistake both in its motive and its manner.”

      – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 542. My. 5. 260w.

  “The book is good enough to provoke interest. For the robust, ‘The
  sphinx’s lawyer’ is not insipid reading; and granted her chosen
  milieu, Mrs. Frankau does not needlessly offend the timid.” Mary Moss.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 630. Ag. ’06. 950w.

  “Her book is simply bestial in its implications. There is a skill in
  the exhibition no doubt, but to any right-minded person it is
  disgusting.”

  – – + =Critic.= 49: 285. S. ’06. 300w.

  “A clever woman who uses her talent perversely is about what we have
  learned to think of the writer who calls herself ‘Frank Danby.’” Wm.
  M. Payne.

    – + =Dial.= 41: 114. S. 1, ’06. 240w.

        =Lit. D.= 33: 284. S. 1, ’06. 190w.

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 447. Jl. 14, ’06. 430w.


=Franklin, Benjamin.= Writings of Benjamin Franklin; collected and ed.,
with a life and introd. by Albert H. Smyth. **$3. Macmillan.

  When complete, this ten-volume work will be “almost certain to be the
  final edition of Franklin’s work and correspondence.” (Outlook.) It is
  authoritative, and is compiled from original sources, with material
  arranged in chronological order. The author “has utilized the Franklin
  papers, obtained in 1903 by the University of Pennsylvania, as well as
  the famous Stevens collection in the Library of Congress, and the
  thirteen thousand documents that are the property of the American
  Philosophical society. He has also ransacked the archives of Great
  Britain and of four continental nations, and has made many interesting
  ‘finds.’ Furthermore, he has taken pains to secure accurate
  transcripts and has corrected more than two thousand errors that had
  crept into former editions.” (Forum.) Two volumes have thus far
  appeared.

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  “What promises to be the most complete edition of Franklin and one of
  the most valuable contributions to American historical and literary
  scholarship. His own labors to add to the materials amassed by his
  immediate predecessor have evidently been very great and successful.”
  W. P. Trent.

    + + =Forum.= 37: 404. Ja. ’06. 2630w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “Admirable new edition.” Paul Elmer More.

    + + =Ind.= 60: 98. Ja. 11, ’06. 280w. (Review of v. 1–3.)

  “It would be easy to quarrel with Mr. Smyth for the scantiness and
  rather vague purpose of his notes. But in other and more essential
  respects this edition deserves the highest praise. It is far more
  complete than any hitherto published.”

  + + – =Ind.= 60: 1108. My. 10, ’06. 120w. (Review of v. 4–6.)

        =Ind.= 61: 1235. N. 22, ’06. 160w. (Review of v. 8 and 9.)

  “As the third general compilation of Franklin’s writings, it must
  stand against the works of Sparks and Bigelow; and if the promises
  made are performed, it will surpass in scope and in utility these
  earlier issues.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 12. Ja. 4, ’06. 620w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “In one instance Mr. Smyth has traced the author of two of these
  rejected essays, and in other instances he omits them because they are
  ‘dull and trivial.’ The editor’s notes are excellent, but it is
  puzzling to know how the name of Jarman should have been explained
  only on its third appearance, and why a reference to Whitefield (p.
  234) is allowed to remain concealed in the initials only.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 179. Mr. 1, ’06. 470w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “While Mr. Smyth has not found much that was new in this period, his
  careful observance of textual accuracy much increases the value of
  what is printed.”

  + + + =Nation.= 82: 429. My. 24, ’06. 300w. (Review of v. 3.)

    + + =Nation.= 82: 511. Je. 21, ’06. 360w. (Review of v. 4.)

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 204. Mr. 31, ’06. 230w. (Review of v. 5.)

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 758. N. 17, ’06. 40w. (Review of v. 8 and 9.)

  “In every respect the book is admirably fitted for library use.”

    + + =Outlook.= 81: 838. D. 2, ’05. 190w. (Review of v. 1.)

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 116. Ja. ’06. 180w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 383. Mr. ’06. 60w. (Review of v. 3.)

  “As this excellent edition of Franklin’s writings approaches
  completion its superiority over all former editions is increasingly
  evident.”

  + + + =R. of Rs.= 34: 125. Jl. ’06. 60w. (Review of v. 7.)


=Franklin, Benjamin.= Selections from the writings of Benjamin Franklin;
ed. by U. Waldo Cutler. 35c. Crowell.

  “Its carefully chosen selections should be put by the side of the
  ‘Autobiography’ on the shelves of the many Americans who are
  interested in the history and literature of their country, but are
  unable to allow themselves the luxury of owning either of the two best
  editions of Franklin’s works.” W. P. Trent.

      + =Forum.= 37: 399. Ja. ’06. 500w.


=Franklin, Benjamin.= Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; printed from
the full and authentic text, ed. by William MacDonald. *$1.25. Dutton.

  Reviewed by W. P. Trent.

  + + + =Forum.= 37: 400. Ja. ’06. 2520w.


=Franklin, Benjamin.= His life, written by himself; condensed for school
use, with notes and a continuation of his life by D. H. Montgomery, with
an introd. by W. P. Trent. *40c. Ginn.

  The essential portions of Franklin’s autobiography have been retained,
  to which has been added interesting matter drawn from his other
  writings. The text is annotated, and of special importance is
  Professor Trent’s introduction.


=Franklin, Frank George.= Legislative history of naturalization in the
United States. *$1.50. Univ. of Chicago press.

  This study covers the subject of naturalization from the Revolutionary
  war to 1861 and in it the author has “sought to exhibit the course of
  opinion” upon the subject “chiefly as it manifested itself in
  discussion, reports, and legislation at the central forum of American
  political life.” A good bibliography and index are appended.

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  “Unfortunately the scope of the work is too narrow to give it more
  than a very limited value to the student of citizenship. As a purely
  ‘legislative history,’ however, there is little to criticize,—except
  that, it should be brought down to date so as to cover recent
  legislation.”

    + – =Dial.= 41: 121. S. 1, ’06. 190w.

  “The mass of details given by the author ... prevents the mind from
  clearly grasping the important matter contained in the work. The value
  and importance of the study, however, cannot be overlooked.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 640. S. 13, ’06. 420w.

  “This work presents a careful and exhaustive study.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 394. S. 22, ’06. 140w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 483. Ag. 4, ’06. 330w.

  “A decidedly useful monograph. The book is not conspicuous for
  literary graces, its author manifestly being wholly absorbed in the
  task of accumulating the facts.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 83: 866. Jl. 28, ’06. 180w.


=Frantz, Henri.= French pottery and porcelain. *$2.50. Scribner.

  In this late addition to the “Newnes’ library of applied arts,” “The
  wonderful variety of French ceramics, from the private factory of Hélè
  de Hengest at Château d’Orion, in the time of Francis I down to the
  marvels turned out by the Sevres ovens and their extraordinary
  artistic and useful achievements in crockery in this book molded into
  a coherent chronicle of events, full of romance and story.... Not a
  town or a hamlet which produced a marvel of Faience escapes notice.
  The wonderful Faience violin, a masterpiece of Rouen as well as the
  polychrome bas-reliefs of Monstiers receive proportional attention in
  text and illustrations.”—N. Y. Times.

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  “The chief objection to the book taken by itself, without comparison
  with others of the series, is that no attempt is made to carry out the
  promise of the title. There are signs that the work has been written
  by some one not familiar with English, or else translated by some one
  not wholly competent, or not very careful. On the whole, the most
  important part of the book is its illustrations. These have been made
  and the examples selected with considerable good taste and
  thoroughness.”

  – – + =Nation.= 83: 40. Jl. 12, ’06. 1130w.

  “The volume is most comprehensive, particularly in its records of the
  seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 329. My. 19, ’06. 280w.


=Fraser, John Foster.= Canada as it is. $2. Cassell.

  “This volume is a fair example of modern ‘special correspondent’
  book-making. It is clever, confident, readable, and full of salient
  points and hurried slangy presentations of political situations.”
  (Spec.) The author “neglects no aspect of the country—the
  fruit-gardens of Ontario, the factories of Montreal and Toronto, the
  wheat-fields of Manitoba, the passes of the Rocky mountains, or the
  lumber forests of British Columbia. Mr. Foster Fraser has looked into
  every nook and cranny of all these countries with keen journalistic
  eye, and has swiftly penned his impressions.” (Acad.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The writing is always strong, vigorous, effective. Altogether, this
  is one of the best books on Canada that has been produced for a long
  time.”

    + + =Acad.= 68: 563. My. 27, ’05. 700w.

  “Presents a fairly accurate picture of the Dominion and its policy.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 1: 528. Ap. 29. 180w.

  “Gifted with a quick eye, and the wide if not always very deep
  knowledge of the experienced journalist, he has produced an entirely
  readable little volume.” Lawrence J. Burpee.

    + – =Dial.= 41: 279. N. 1, ’06. 380w.

  “Much of this is set forth attractively in Mr. Fraser’s little book.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 266. Mr. 29, ’06. 1550w.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 17. Ja. 13, ’06. 810w.

  “In short, Mr. Foster Fraser’s book on the Dominion is both strong and
  weak in the sense in which his previous work on the United States was
  strong and weak. There is an undoubted fascination in the cocksure
  statements conveyed through short, crisp, though occasionally jerky
  sentences.”

  + + – =Spec.= 95: 502. O. 7, ’05. 460w.


=Fraser, John Foster.= Pictures from the Balkans. $2. Cassell.

  The author’s wanderings led him from Belgrade thru Servia, across the
  Turkish frontier, thru Albania and various parts of Macedonia,
  Bulgaria, in and out thru cities and wild mountainous country. He
  tells, in a pleasing fashion of the people and things which he
  encountered, of the strange medley of nations, governments and
  religions, of all the contending forces which go to make up that
  whirlpool known as the Balkans. Forty full page plates from
  photographs illustrate the volume.

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  “The author’s impartiality leads him into a certain amount of
  contradiction.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 606. My. 19. 570w.

  “Mr. Fraser ... contrives to convey a considerable amount of
  information in an entertaining form, which makes no very exacting
  demands upon the attention of the reader.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 187. My. 25, ’06. 550w.

  “When he avoids politics and mingles with the people and restrains his
  air of British indifference and intolerance, he is quite
  charming—particularly in his descriptions of gardens and
  tobacco-fields and where other elements of natural scenery arouse his
  artistic instincts.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 597. S. 29, ’06. 2320w.


=Fraser, Mary (Crawford) (Mrs. Hugh Fraser).= In the shadow of the Lord:
a romance of the Washingtons. †$1.50. Holt.

  Mary Ball who repulsed an unworthy Scottish lover became the second
  wife of Augustine Washington and sailed with him to Virginia. It is
  the account of these happenings that opens this romance of the
  Washingtons. “In due course George is born, and it is his early life
  which forms the chief interest of the book. He makes an attractive,
  but somewhat pedantic young hero, but is, indeed, too difficult a
  subject for Mrs. Fraser, who writes with far more sympathy of his
  father, a fine old gentleman, and of his mother, a woman who lived and
  died ‘in the shadow of the Lord,’ than she does of the young lad.”
  (Lond. Times.)

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  “The characterization, which is the mainstay of such a book, is
  excellent throughout.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 473. O. 20. 260w.

  “Mrs. Fraser’s portrait of Washington hardly fills the frame of one’s
  ideal. Upon the whole, however, the novel is a creditable and
  interesting picture of colonial days.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 33: 767. N. 24, ’06. 290w.

  “She is too ponderous in her study of child life.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 338. O. 5, ’06. 420w.

  “If placed in the hands of an intelligent person who, by some
  anomalous circumstance, had never heard of George Washington, the book
  would still—ay perhaps more—appeal to the heart and mind as a splendid
  biography of a splendid family.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 705. O. 27, ’06. 740w.

  “The story is well arranged, the persons concerned are sufficiently
  lifelike and the general effect ... is dignified, and wholesome.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 681. N. 17, ’06. 120w.

  “It is a mistake to weary the reader with details of domestic events,
  marriages, births, and so on, which have nothing to do with the
  story.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 647. N. 24, ’06. 190w.

  “Mrs. Fraser has made her book hang together rather more closely than
  is the case with most historical novels.”

    + – =Spec.= 97: 442. S. 29, ’06. 490w.


=Fraser, William Alexander.= Thirteen men. †$1.50. Appleton.

  Thirteen stories of life in Canada and the East Indies. One of the men
  happens to be a fighting ram, one a king cobra, another a coon, and
  still another a collie dog, but they claim the reader’s interest no
  less than the “squaw-man,” the college-bred man and the Scotch
  lumberman.

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  “One ought not to quarrel with Mr. Fraser’s stories for what they are
  not when they are so much that is clever and interesting. For they are
  about things that grip the heart, and they march along with a brave,
  gay manner that is like a whiff of sea wind.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 676. O. 13, ’06. 320w.

  “In these stories the matter as well as the manner shows the deadening
  influence of facile imitation.”

      – =Outlook.= 84: 534. O. 27, ’06. 70w.


=Frazer, James G.= Lectures on the early history of the kingship.
*$2.75. Macmillan.

  These lectures deal with the early history of kingship, and in
  sketching a general theory of its evolution show that “it was as
  sagacious magicians rather than valiant warriors that men first gained
  kingship.” (Outlook.) The first part of the discussion is introductory
  and illustrative of savage beliefs in general, the second part surveys
  the field of savage chieftainship and the third part deals with the
  classical evidence.

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  “The points here mentioned detract little from the charm of the work,
  and those who turn to these lectures for a foretaste of the new
  ‘Golden bough’ will find, as of old, skilful exposition of the
  argument, allied to elegance of diction and no little learning.”

  + + – =Acad.= 70: 6. Ja. 6, ’06. 1970w.

  “He has made a notable contribution to the literature of primitive
  sociology.” George Elliott Howard.

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 864. Jl. ’06. 1030w.

  “It is the effect of a good book not only to teach, but also to
  stimulate and suggest, and we think this the best and highest quality
  and one that will recommend these lectures to all intelligent readers,
  as well as to the learned.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 757. D. 2. 1520w.

  “In his handling of the Mediterranean religions, whether he is
  concerned with legend or with cult, his judgments lack authority and
  the impress of special insight or adequate study.” Lewis R. Farnell.

  + + – =Hibbert J.= 4: 928. Jl. ’06. 2360w.

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 7. Ja. 5, ’06. 530w.

  “Of Dr. Frazer’s charm of style and literary skill in arranging his
  material it is needless to speak, and the points noted above detract
  in no way from the interest of the book, which, indeed, might rest its
  reputation on the classical material alone.” N. W. T.

  + + – =Nature.= 73: sup. 4. N. 30. ’05. 1490w.

  “It would not be hazardous to say that Dr. Frazer has shown himself to
  be the most learned of English scholars. Altogether here as elsewhere
  in recent years, Dr. Frazer shows himself more ingenious than
  convincing.” Joseph Jacobs.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 10: 921. D. 30, ’05. 990w.

  “Not often nowadays does one come upon so ingenious a piece of
  original study as these lectures.”

    + + =Outlook.= 81: 1040. D. 23, ’05. 210w.

  “Interesting and suggestive work.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 112. Ja. 27, ’06. 1140w.


=Freeman, Rev. James Edward.= Man and the Master. 75c. Whittaker.

  The chapters on the life of the Master “simply deal with certain
  phases or aspects of that life and seek to lay emphasis upon cardinal
  characteristics” without attempting to set forth any chronological
  order.

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  “While there is nothing in these pages which has not been said before,
  there is nothing which does not need to be said again and again, and
  it is all said briefly, warmly, impressively.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 92. S. 8, ’06. 60w.


=Freeman, Mrs. Mary Eleanor (Wilkins).= Debtor. †$1.50. Harper.

  “It is the story itself, with its unlovely incidents too often and too
  minutely related, that is disappointing.”

    + – =Acad.= 69: 1176. N. 11, ’05. 380w.

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 860. D. 23. 190w.

  “No better book of the honest, old-fashioned kind has appeared this
  year.”

    + + =Ind.= 59: 1340. D. 7, ’05. 660w.

  “Not worth telling in its bare outlines, it is made into a masterpiece
  of Mrs. Freeman’s method.”

    + + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 217. F. 17, ’06. 430w.

  “This is the most unconventional story that Mrs. Freeman has written
  ... the dénouement is at once artistically and ethically satisfying.”

    + + =Reader.= 7: 227. Ja. ’06. 430w.

  “The book is full of little vignettes of village life charmingly
  depicted, and the story is well put together.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 1129. D. 30, ’05. 280w.


=Freer, William Bowen.= Philippine experiences of an American teacher; a
narrative of work and travel in the Philippine islands. **$1.50.
Scribner.

  “This is a narrative of three years of teaching and travel in the
  Philippines.... It is particularly interesting for the light it throws
  on many phases of life and character not noticed to any extent in
  other books; and the testimony it furnishes of the real progress of
  American educational work in the island is extremely gratifying....
  The book is illustrated with reproductions of photographs of scenery
  and life.” (Critic.) The author hopes that his book “will result in a
  better appreciation of some desirable traits of Filipino character, in
  a stronger conviction of the unwisdom of granting at this time, any
  greater degree of self-government than the Filipinos already possess,
  and in a fuller understanding of the work that is being done in the
  public schools in the attempt to fit the people for the eventual
  exercise of complete autonomy.”

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  “The book is especially valuable for the near views that it gives of
  the everyday life of the islanders, their manners and customs, and
  their personal characteristics.”

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 217. O. ’06. 80w.

  “His story, told with a simplicity that recalls ‘Robinson Crusoe,’
  conveys a more vivid and life like picture of life among the Filipinos
  than is to be found in more pretentious volumes.”

    – + =Cath. World.= 83: 837. S. ’06. 590w.

      + =Critic.= 49: 95. Jl. ’06. 110w.

  “The best part of the book is that which describes the methods
  employed by the teachers.”

    + + =Dial.= 41: 71. Ag. 1, ’06. 410w.

  “An easily read, unpretentious, but informative and interesting book.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 995. O. 25, ’06. 440w.

  “His work is a valuable one. The book is especially valuable for its
  pictures of the home life, the personal characteristics, the customs
  of the plain people of the islands. It is a study from the ground up.”
  George R. Bishop.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 484. Ag. 4, ’06. 2480w.

  “Although his style has no distinction, and is sometimes marred by
  carelessness, it is unaffected. The author has shown skill in
  selecting the human, the concrete, the picturesque, to present to his
  readers, and in giving at the same time the impression that he has
  shown the typical.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 335. Je. 9, ’06. 220w.

  “This narrative of his work and travel in the islands therefore sheds
  more light on the special conditions which we were called on to face
  there than all the works of dilettante political economists who have
  sought to tell the needs of the islands and the short comings of
  American rule.”

    + + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 541. Ap. 28, ’06. 1140w.

      + =World To-Day.= 11: 763. Jl. ’06. 150w.


=French, Allen.= Pelham and his friend Tim. †$1.50. Little.

  A stirring story for boys in which two chums have various exciting
  adventures, the chief of which grows out of a mill strike. The tale
  teaches wholesome lessons of comradeship and charity.

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  “Mr. French has infused vigor and action into his pages.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 484. D. 6, ’06. 130w.

  “A good, wholesome book for boys, and one that will hold their
  interest from the first page to the last.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 683. O. 20, ’06. 150w.


=French, Anne Warner (Mrs. Charles Ellis French) (Anne Warner, pseud.).=
Seeing France with Uncle John. †$1.50. Century.

  France as seen with Uncle John is a veritable scenic railway, for the
  lively and loquacious old gentleman drags his two nieces over the
  entire map of that interesting country at a rate which makes not only
  their sightseeing, but the conduct of their love affairs, of which he
  disapproves, a difficult proposition. His running comment upon the
  places and things visited is most amusing and forms a clever satire
  upon the Uncle John type of American. There is much wit, and under the
  wit wisdom, and the traveler may profitably read it not only for
  entertainment but as an example of how not to see France.

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      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 796. D. 1, ’06. 170w.

  “Falls so far below what she has taught her readers to expect that
  even her enemies, if she has any, must be sorry that she has published
  it. The book provides merely a mild sort of entertainment.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 846. D. 8, ’06. 320w.

  “It is quite impossible to read this little satire by Anne Warner
  without laughter.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 676. N. 17, ’06. 180w.


=French, Anne Warner (Mrs. Charles Ellis French).= Susan Clegg and her
neighbors’ affairs, †$1. Little.

  Susan Clegg once more—nor has she forgotten the little matter of
  occupying the gossip-stage’s center, and doing the principal bit of
  talking herself. Mrs. Lathrop is as cheerful a listener as ever, and
  readily susceptible to Susan’s versions of neighborhood happenings.

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  “We do not think, however, that the present volume is quite up to the
  former short stories by this author, and from our point-of-view it is
  very inferior to ‘The rejuvenation of Aunt Mary.’”

    + – =Arena.= 36: 334. S. ’06. 120w.

  “Latent pathos, the soul of true humor, is entirely absent from the
  book. The author nearly always relies on grotesque situations, and
  here her skill is such that the counterfeit often rings like the
  current coin.”

    – + =Lit. D.= 33: 430. S. 29, ’06. 320w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 120w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 430. Jl. 7, ’06. 170w.

  “Her observations are marked by philosophy as well as wit.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 818. Ag. 4, ’06. 200w.


=French, Lillie Hamilton.= Mrs. Van Twiller’s salon. †$1.50. Pott.

  Mrs. Van Twiller gathers about her various types of New York
  society—an artist, a scribe of social doings, a professor, a major,
  various men of the world, etc.—and dominates the group in
  characteristic modern salon fashion.

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  “An amusing volume on the order of the ‘Potiphar papers.’”

      + =Critic.= 47: 578. D. ’05. 10w.

  “The book is not only eminently readable, but very suggestive.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 765. N. 11, ’05. 310w.


=French, Samuel Livingston.= Army of the Potomac from 1861 to 1863.
$2.50. Pub. soc. of New York.

  A “concise and effective” history of the movements of the army of the
  Potomac whose purpose is to award the honors impartially, and to frame
  an absolutely unbiased and correct judgment concerning the various
  commanders.

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  “Purports to set forth ‘an absolutely unbiased and correct judgment
  concerning the various commanders.’ The volume consists largely of
  extracts from documentary material, which the author uses in such a
  way as effectually to thwart the purpose stated above.”

      – =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 210. O. ’06. 50w.

  “The volume is composed mainly of extracts from official documents and
  letters, chosen to bolster up the rather absurd and discredited
  positions taken by the author.”

      – =Dial.= 41: 42. Jl. 16, ’06. 220w.

  “Unfortunately excerpt and comment are jumbled together without
  sufficient typographical distinction between the two, and it is often
  difficult to tell what is official record and what is Mr. French. The
  proofreading, moreover, is frequently of a sort to add to the reader’s
  distress. But the matter collated is of the greatest value.”

    – + =Ind.= 61: 638. S. 13, ’06. 220w.

  “He succeeds in shedding considerable new light upon many acts of the
  Army of the Potomac and its commanders.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 123. Jl. 2, ’06. 150w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 238. Ap. 14, ’06. 250w.


=Frenssen, Gustav.= Holy land; exclusive authorized tr. of
“Hilligenlei;” tr. from the German by Mary Agnes Hamilton. †$1.50.
Estes.

  “It is less a continuous tale than a collection of charming
  scenes—simple poetic, realistic—of the lives of humble folk working
  and striving in a little harbour town in Holstein. The keynote of the
  book is struck by Hule Beiderwand, ever watching for the coming of a
  ‘brave man who shall bring the whole land beneath his sword until it
  is a holy land in deed as in name.’”—Acad.

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  “Is an exceptionally interesting book, informed throughout with strong
  and tender feeling. Miss Hamilton’s translation is excellent,
  especially as reproducing the atmosphere of poetry and romance and of
  spiritual enthusiasm which is essentially a charm of the original
  work.”

    + + =Acad.= 71: 332. O. 6, ’06. 150w.

  “Recommend it most heartily to all who regard the art of fiction as
  something more than a clever spinning of plots and a pleasant
  arrangement of words.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 400. O. 6. 180w.

  “The fundamental impression which it is the author’s purpose to
  produce is created by a long succession of delicate touches, working
  upon the subconsciousness of the reader, and gradually combining in
  cumulative effect.” Wm. M. Payne.

  + + + =Dial.= 41: 282. N. 1, ’06. 860w.

        =Lit. D.= 32: 448. Mr. 24, ’06. 1290w.

  “With the exception of a few passages which bear evidence of a
  struggle with the style of the original, the translator’s painstaking
  work has been successful.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 309. O. 11, ’06. 360w.

  “Though the preacher Frenssen may justify some chapters by his
  seriousness of ethical purpose, the artist can offer no apology for
  his offenses against the canons of good taste.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 595. S. 29, ’06. 910w.


=Frenssen, Gustav.= Jorn Uhl; tr. by F. S. Delmer. †$1.50. Estes.

  “To quote his own comment on a German landscape, ‘It was all clearly
  and finely and most lovingly painted, with a touch of plain rustic
  honesty, and a rough, hearty fruitfulness in it.’” Mary Moss.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 54. Ja. ’06. 160w.

  “Frenssen tells his story with unique power. He tells it from his own
  soul. He is a vivisector of his subject’s soul. He probes to the
  primitive spring of action and of feeling. The style is just the
  vesture which such truth would seem to demand. It is direct,
  primitive, and as a rule, bald. It is also live, searching and
  moving.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 31: 318. S. 2, ’05. 1070w.


=Friedenwald, Herbert.= Declaration of independence. **$2. Macmillan.

  “Dr. Friedenwald would do well to simplify his style, which is
  curiously involved.”

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 422. Ja. ’06. 1000w.


=Friedrich-Friedrich, Emmy von (Emmy von Rhoden, pseud.).= Young
violinist; tr. from the 12th ed. of the German of Emma von Rhoden, by
Mary E. Ireland. $1. Saalfield.

  A pathetic story with a happy ending following the hardships and final
  happiness of Mignon Marconi, who, when her father died had as an only
  inheritance her beloved violin. She runs away from cruel treatment, is
  cared for by a band of traveling musicians and finally becomes the
  adopted daughter of a lady bountiful.


=Friswell, Laura Hain.= In the sixties and seventies. **$3.50. Turner,
H. B.

  “A pleasing volume of personal impressions of literary and social
  people of note.... The author is the daughter of an English essayist
  and novelist who had agreeable and friendly relations with Thackeray,
  Cruikshank, Thomas Cooper the Chartist, Kingsley, and other noted men
  of his generation, while Miss Friswell has many anecdotes of her own
  acquaintance, Sir Walter Besant, his collaborator, Mr. J. S. Rice, Sir
  Henry Stanley, William Black, and many writers of our own
  day.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Is unfortunately disfigured by a good deal of triviality; some
  egotism, for which, however, the author apologizes handsomely; and one
  or two indiscreet passages.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 830. D. 16. 280w.

  “As a record of ‘Impressions of literary people and others,’ it is
  vivid, rapid, thoroughly entertaining and seldom frivolous, and,
  despite occasional carelessness ... generally well written.” Percy F.
  Bicknell.

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 188. Mr. 16, ’06. 2240w.

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 770. My. 19, ’06. 200w.

  “The contents are not quite worthy of the excellent paper and print of
  this handsome volume. They would have been more in place in a
  magazine. This is mainly because there is nothing whatever of
  political interest and it is usually their politics that make English
  memoirs worth reading.”

    – + =Nation.= 83: 184. Ag. 30, ’06. 420w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 20. Ja. 13, ’06. 240w.

  “Her book is of interest.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 271. Ap. 28, ’06. 960w.

  “The book is cheerful reading, and, while it is occasionally trivial,
  is in the main a good specimen of a class of books which entertain
  one’s leisure hours in a most satisfactory way.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 521. Mr. 3, ’06. 130w.

  “The book is curiously without ‘purple patches’ ... but it is good to
  read.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 1091. D. 23, ’05. 260w.

From servitude to service: the history and work of Southern institutions
for the education of the negro. *$1.10. Am. Unitar.

  “By its freedom from the polemic spirit and by its adherence to actual
  facts and conditions, this book is a valuable contribution to our
  understanding of what is happening to the negro.”

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 418. Mr. ’06. 160w.

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 520. Mr. 3, ’06. 210w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 153. F. 3, ’06. 150w.


=Frothingham, Eugenia Brooks.= Evasion. †$1.50. Houghton.

  “About two men and a girl. The weak-willed Apollo cheats at cards, and
  the strong Antaeus shoulders the blame. The girl marries Apollo out of
  pity and to help her family, regretting it only once, but for a long
  time.” (Pub. Opin.) “‘The evasion’ contains a plot absorbing enough to
  hold one’s attention tensely to the end, but it will be remembered
  longer for its vivid portrayal of the lives of the idle rich and the
  convincing contrast drawn in its pages between these seemingly useless
  members of society and the big majority that counts.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Her style is cosmopolitan and her point of view that of the dweller
  in both continents, but her spiritual outlook is of the younger world,
  and to the end we are left in doubt whether she is on the side of
  authority, or of negation.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 551. Je. 9, ’06. 350w.

  “There is much that is admirable about the volume. But the prologue
  strikes the wrong note.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 415. Je. ’06. 640w.

  “It is so good that one wishes it were better. Miss Frothingham should
  studiously avoid the morbid and overstrained effects which are her
  most serious menace as a novelist.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 572. Je. ’06. 130w.

  “The great army of happy folk who need no warning will find its
  picture of Boston as accurate as the picture of New York in ‘The house
  of mirth.’”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 199. Mr. 31, ’06. 210w.

  “The story is interesting, well constructed, and written with charm
  and spirit.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 254. Ap. 21, ’06. 560w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 130w.

  Reviewed by Louise Collier Willcox.

    + – =North American.= 182: 927. Je. ’06. 70w.

  “The story is strong, and like many strong things not especially
  pleasant.”

    + – =Pub. Opin.= 40: 480. Ap. 14, ’06. 70w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 758. Je. ’06. 20w.


=Fuchs, Karl Johannes.= Trade policy of Great Britain and her colonies
since 1860, tr. by Constance H. M. Archibald. *$2.50. Macmillan.

  “It is marked by so much of a scientific spirit as to be a really
  useful aid towards the study of our fiscal history during the period
  which it covers.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: sup. 643. Ap. 28, ’06. 390w.


=Fuller, Caroline Macomber.= Flight of puss Pandora. †$1.50. Little.

  Weejums, the alley cat’s kitten, has a formidable rival in Pandora,
  the apartment cat. Miss Fuller’s pets have a way of opening homes and
  human hearts for near inspection. But the scrutiny results in lessons
  of observation and human kindness.

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  “An animal tale which will please all children who love cats.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 90w.


=Fuller, Hubert Bruce.= Purchase of Florida; its history and diplomacy.
*$2.50. Burrows.

  “This elaborate monograph ... was suggested by the author’s conviction
  that the epoch identified with the acquisition of Florida and with our
  early entanglement with Spain had not received adequate treatment at
  the hands of historians, and that a careful elucidation of this period
  and of the events which marked the struggle to secure New Orleans and
  the Mississippi would contribute a pregnant and interesting chapter in
  our national history. For his material Mr. Fuller has gone direct to
  original sources.”—Lit. D.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The result of these investigations has enabled him to present in a
  new light many momentous episodes in the early diplomatic history of
  the nation.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 33: 685. N. 10, ’06. 180w.

  “Excellent as is Mr. Fuller’s book and valuable as are the new facts
  that it contains, it is open to two serious criticisms. The material
  upon which it is based is inadequate, and the knowledge which it
  displays of European diplomatic situations is insufficient.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 536. D. 20, ’06. 1340w.

  “Mr. Fuller’s account of this whole affair is the best we know of.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 757. N. 17, ’06. 1130w.

  “Close revision should be had in the event of another edition, and the
  work thus be made still more valuable to historical students, who will
  undoubtedly welcome it if only because it gives ready access to much
  documentary information hitherto not generally available.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 84: 530. O. 27, ’06. 280w.

  “A scholarly monograph.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 639. N. ’06. 50w.


=Fuller, Robert Higginson.= Golden hope a story of the time of King
Alexander the Great. †$1.50. Macmillan.

  “The story is told in a style in which care and the exactness of
  historical detail are nicely mingled with the charm of genuine
  sensitiveness to the romantic situation. The book is a fine story of
  adventure.”

      + =Reader.= 6: 722. N. ’05. 170w.


=Fyvie, John.= Some literary eccentrics. **$3. Pott.

  Eleven studies whose best present Landor, Hazlitt and George Wither.
  The other “eccentrics” are Thomas Day, Crabb Robinson, Douglas
  Jerrold, King James I, Sir John Mandeville, Babbage, Beckford and John
  Buncle.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Taken for no more than it professes to be, the book is a good one.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 245. O. 16, ’06. 490w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 665. O. 13, ’06. 1320w.

        =Putnam’s.= 1: 383. D. ’06. 130w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 699. Je. 2, ’06. 140w.

  “They are hardly worth binding up into a book. They add very little to
  our knowledge, and they are not a work of a writer alive to the
  picturesqueness of the past or sensitive to the harmonies of the
  English language.”

      – =Spec.= 96: 906. Je. 9, ’06. 1170w.


                                   G


=Gale, Zona.= Romance island. †$1.50. Bobbs.

  The charm of this story does not lie in the plot, indeed one does the
  book an injustice in sketching the course of St. George’s love affair
  with the New York heiress whose father has been made king of Yaque, a
  mysterious island in the eastern seas, which has been ruled by
  hereditary monarchs since 1050 B. C. and whose civilization is what
  the world will be a thousand years from now. St. George, an
  ex-newspaper man now a millionaire, meets the heiress thru an attempt
  to murder her, and follows her in behalf of his old paper, to Yaque
  where she is offered her father’s throne and a royal husband. All
  this, however, is merely a framework about which Miss Gale winds a
  series of charming fancies. It is a dainty and illusive romance from
  cover to cover in which pure sentiment, vivid imagination, practical
  newspaper routine, humor, satire and good character drawing are
  marvelously blended.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The story is thrillingly exciting from cover to cover. Those readers
  who do not demand the element of probability, or even of possibility,
  in their novels, will enjoy ‘Romance island.’” Amy C. Rich.

    + – =Arena.= 36: 688. D. ’06. 170w.


=Galloway, Julia Rebecca.= When the lilacs bloom, and other poems. $1.
Badger, R. G.

  Songs of springtime give place to poems of feast days, and these to
  patriotic themes in this little volume of unpretentious verse.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “There are echoes of many greater poets on the pages, yet sincerity is
  manifest.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 434. Jl. 7, ’06. 140w.


=Galloway, Thomas Walton.= First course in zoology: a text-book for
secondary schools, normal schools and colleges. *$2.50. Blakiston.

  A thorogoing text-book whose plan of treatment has been tested in the
  author’s own class room. By its use he has secured good interest and
  fine spirit in the study of animals and animal life on the part of
  beginners ranging from the third year of the preparatory school to
  freshmen in college.


=Gannett, Henry=, =Garrison, Miss Carl Louise=, and =Houston, Edwin
James.= Commercial geography. *$1.25. Am. bk.

  This three-part text book on trade treats commercial conditions,
  commercial products and commercial countries respectively. Numerous
  illustrations accompany the text.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Teachers of geography will find the book most useful.” W. S. J.

      + =El. School. T.= 6: 439. Ap. ’06. 260w.

    + – =Nation.= 82: 118. F. 8, ’06. 340w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 128. Ja. ’06. 50w.

  “One of the faults of this generous inclusiveness is the difficulty in
  the logical distribution of emphasis. Some errors have crept in.” J.
  Paul Goode.

    + – =School R.= 14: 457. Je. ’06. 930w.


=Gapon, Father George.= Story of my life. *$3. Dutton.

  “A valuable and interesting contribution to the history of the Russian
  revolutionary movement. All suspicious sensationalism is avoided....
  The story of a great organization is convincingly, straightforwardly,
  and clearly told.” (Lond. Times.) “The story of Gapon’s boyhood, the
  description of the massacre of January, 1905, the account of his
  escape are good. So are the pictures, which, though few in number,
  give interesting glimpses of Russian life in town and country.” (N. Y.
  Times.)

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      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 297. Mr. 10. 500w.

  “Told with vigor and deep feeling.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 472. My. ’06. 200w.

  “It is instructive also as to the motives and methods of the
  revolutionists, and as to the corruption, cruelty, and tyranny of the
  autocracy.”

      + =Dial.= 40: 395. Je. 15, ’06. 190w.

  “His book is very modest in tone.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 416. D. 1, ’05. 1220w.

  “The opportunity thus furnished for the study of a curious character
  has considerable value, from a psychological point of view.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 371. My. 3, ’06. 1000w.

  “The story of Gapon’s life is told without dates, or without more than
  the vaguest reference to time. This deficiency greatly diminishes the
  value of the book.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 138. Mr. 3, ’06. 220w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 138. My. 19, ’06. 250w.

        =Pub. Opin.= 40: 332. Mr. 17, ’06. 830w.


=Gardenhire, Samuel Major.= Long arm. †$1.50. Harper.

  Le Droit Conners, artist from inclination and training,
  non-professional detective from pure “love of the game” figures in a
  series of fascinating mysteries upon which he brings to bear not
  clumsy machine-made discretion and discernment, but a finer quality of
  penetration which expresses itself as an original art study well worth
  etching. He is an apologist for erring humanity up to the point of a
  crime’s outraging even the primal instinct then he becomes pitiless.
  There are eight baffling mysteries in the group.

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  “Personally, we do not find LeDroit Conners as entertaining as Old
  Sleuth, although perhaps his methods are more subtle.”

    – + =Critic.= 48: 475. My. ’06. 50w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 1166. My. 17, ’06. 120w.

  “In every instance the plot is ingeniously and skilfully worked out,
  while the ‘dramatis personae’ from Conners himself to the humblest
  fourth villain, reflect on Mr. Gardenhire’s part an intimate knowledge
  of human nature.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 532. Ap. 7, ’06. 710w.

  “All of the stories are good not only from the detective point of
  view, but from the novelist’s as well, and their ingenuity by no means
  overshadows their human interest.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 143. Mr. 10, ’06. 640w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 477. F. 24, ’06. 80w.

  “This new member of the detective fraternity is quite worthy to
  succeed his illustrious predecessors.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 153. F. 3, ’06. 110w.

  “The book belongs to that large category which is suitable for reading
  in railway trains or in other places of detention; but Le Droit
  Conners cannot be called a very noteworthy creation.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 503. Mr. 31, ’06. 190w.


=Gardiner, John Hays.= Bible as English literature. **$1.50. Scribner.

  “A work which confines its attention to the literary character of the
  Bible as it appears in the authorized version, though recognizing and
  indorsing the main principles and results of historical criticism.”
  (Bib. World.) The larger portion of the book is given to the Bible
  itself “in the original tongues,” and the remaining part to the
  translations.

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  “An excellent work of its kind.”

      + =Bib. World.= 28: 351. N. ’06. 30w.

      + =Nation.= 83: 375. N. 1, ’06. 1060w.

  “Has a value limited only by the extent of its circulation, which
  cannot be too wide. What one particularly enjoys about it is, that
  though distinctly scholarly, it is distinctly not academic. It is
  literary as distinguished from, and opposed to pedagogic.” Montgomery
  Schuyler.

  + + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 697. O. 27, ’06. 2650w.


=Gardiner, Ruth Kimball.= Heart of a girl. †$1.50. Barnes.

  “All of Mrs. Gardiner’s gifts of intuition, memory, imagination, and
  observation have been marshalled in the depiction of Margaret Carlin,
  and her years of training in the art of writing stand her in good
  stead.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 92. Ja. ’06. 150w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 808. D. 1, ’06. 80w.


=Gardner, Alice.= Theodore of Studium: his life and times. $3. Longmans.

  “Miss Gardner presents her present volume as ‘a sketch of a notable
  man, who lived in notable times,’ as one in whose life ‘were focussed
  many great historical tendencies which gave their character to the
  Churches and the civil societies of the Middle Ages.’” (Am. Hist. R.)
  “The iconoclastic controversy, though its history is much less
  well-known than that of the great theological controversies which
  preceded it, is yet, as Miss Gardner points out, of more practical
  interest to us at the present day; and the other conflict in which
  Theodore was engaged, that as to the marriage of Constantine, ... was
  based upon a true moral principle.... After an introductory chapter
  dealing with the earlier history of iconoclasm we have a detailed
  narrative of Theodore’s life, followed by an account of his services
  to hymnology and calligraphy, translations of some of his hymns, a
  short sketch of the succeeding history to 1057, and a bibliography of
  Theodore’s works, while the book is embellished by excellent
  photographs of the remains of the Studite monastery.” (Eng. Hist. R.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Miss Gardner is at her best—as is natural in one of her training and
  associations—in vivid presentation of the history of the time, yet she
  never fails to perceive its psychological bearing upon the
  individuality of her subject. In a future edition the author will
  doubtless correct some errors and omissions in the index, and a few
  mistakes of facts and nomenclature pardonable in an author not
  personally acquainted with the Orient.” H. H. Spoer.

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 637. Ap. ’06. 1020w.

  “Is an attractive narrative, well put together and based upon careful
  study, especially of Theodore’s own works.” E. W. Brooks.

      + =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 352. Ap. ’06. 940w.

  “Whether, however, we agree or disagree with Miss Gardner’s estimate
  of the merits of the controversy, we can be wholly grateful to her for
  a work which submits the documents to a fresh examination and draws
  from them an account so lucid, so discreet and readable, of a
  little-known age.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 192. My. 25, ’06. 1120w.

  “This is above all a scholarly work. With all her skill in handling
  her topic she has not succeeded in turning out an interesting book.”
  W. v. S.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 482. Ag. 4, ’06. 1430w.

  “This is a very learned work, if somewhat marred in execution by the
  writer’s prepossessions.”

  + + – =Spec.= 95: 764. N. 11, ’05. 390w.


=Gardner, Percy.= Grammar of Greek art. **$1.75. Macmillan.

        =Outlook.= 83: 688. Jl. 21, ’06. 250w.


=Gardner, William.= Life of Stephen A. Douglas. $1.50. Eastern pub.

        =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 480. Ja. ’06. 100w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 344. F. 8, ’06. 60w.


=Garland, Hamlin.= Witch’s gold; il. by W. L. Taylor, with colored
decoration by H. A. Linnell. †$1.50. Doubleday.

  A recast of “The spirit of Sweetwater.” It has been restored from its
  cut down serial form to meet the more expensive requirements of a
  holiday edition.

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  “In its present form is a simple healthful love-tale of the West,
  adapted to beguile an idle hour.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 394. S. 22, ’06. 90w.

  “The story does not represent Mr. Garland at his best; it is simply an
  amiable frontier romance, altogether barren of the grim power of
  ‘Main-travelled roads.’”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 228. S. 13, ’06. 390w.

  “The tale probably most attractive in a cruder and more elusive form,
  suffers in the lengthening.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 581. S. 22, ’06. 550w.

        =Outlook.= 84: 338. O. 6, ’06. 220w.


=Garnett, W. H. Stuart.= Turbines. *$2.75. Macmillan.

  This volume “while written with a view to interest amateurs, calls
  special attention to those points and problems deserving the more
  particular notice of students. It has been the author’s object to
  trace the development of the science of turbines as it appears to have
  grown in the minds of the inventors responsible for its material
  manifestations. The two parts into which the book is divided deal
  respectively, with water and steam turbines. Appendices contain
  tables, notes on the ‘Behavior of gas,’ some mathematical principles,
  and other matter. There are eighty-three illustrations in the
  book.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is a popular work of a most excellent sort—the sort that is
  calculated to instruct rather than merely to interest or amuse, and in
  which the instruction is given in such plain and simple terms that it
  can be understood by the non-technical reader. On the whole the book
  is one which we can heartily recommend to American purchasers.”

    + + =Engin. N.= 56: 52. Jl. 12, ’06. 480w.

  “A book which will do much, it is probable, to make the layman take a
  more intelligent interest in this the latest and most striking
  development of the skill of the mechanical engineer.”

    + + =Nature.= 75: 53. N. 15, ’06. 380w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 443. Jl. 7, ’06. 270w.


=Garrett, John Henry.= Idyllic Avon: being a simple description of the
Avon from Tewkesbury to above Stratford-on-Avon; with songs and pictures
of the river and its neighborhood. **$3. Putnam.

  A fifty mile pilgrimage which the author and some companions made up
  Shakespeare’s Avon. “With songs and anecdotes and riverside pictures,
  John Henry Garrett has written a half-personal, half-historical volume
  to show that the Avon has other personalities than that of
  Shakespeare, other towns of interest than Stratford.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is pathetic that a man who can make such good pictures and write
  pretty good prose should be tempted into making such very bad verse.”
  Anna Benneson McMahan.

  + + – =Dial.= 41: 201. O. 1, ’06. 180w.

  “Will be a valuable guide for anyone who wishes to follow his steps.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 638. S. 13, ’06. 160w.

  “Is one of the most thorough of its kind.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 349. O. 25, ’06. 280w.

  “All in all, he has written a delightful book—anecdotal, historic,
  poetic, and especially personal and intimate.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 656. O. 6, ’06. 490w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 382. S. ’06. 30w.

  “We hear about the history, about the antiquities of the country,
  about its natural beauties, about the inhabitants and their manners
  and customs, and hear it in such a way and in such proportions that we
  are never tired. It is not a book to criticise; it is one to enjoy.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 338. S. 8, ’06. 310w.


=Garriott, E. B.= Long-range weather forecasts. U. S. Dept. of
Agriculture.

  “The bulletin is a formal denunciation on the part of the Government’s
  meteorological bureau, of weather forecasters and forecasts that
  pretend to describe the main features of the weather for long periods
  ahead: periods much longer than those covered by the geographical
  progression of storms, floods, cold waves, and the like across the
  corresponding areas of observation.”—Engin. N.

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  “The bulletin may serve many an engineer as an interesting bit of
  reading for hours of relaxation.”

      + =Engin. N.= 53: 532. My. 18, ’06. 330w.


=Garrison, William Lloyd.= Words of Garrison. **$1.25. Houghton.

        =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 480. Ja. ’06. 160w.

  “With what Garrison said and with what he did, admirably summarized,
  the reader is now provided with something worthy of the name of ‘A
  reformer’s handbook.’” M. A. De Wolfe Howe.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 116. Ja. ’06. 170w.

  “It is impossible to believe that a richer selection could not have
  been compiled, even if also this were attained partly by omission of
  what is here presented.”

    + – =Ind.= 59: 1344. D. 7, ’05. 280w.


=Gasiorowski, Waclaw.= Napoleon’s love story; tr. by the Count de
Soissons. $1.50. Dutton.

  The romantic relations between Madame Walewska and Napoleon furnish
  the subject for this novel, written by a follower, of the school of
  Sienkiewicz. “The scenes are in Warsaw, Vienna, Paris. The plot shows
  how the Polish patriots sought to use the emperor’s interest in Mary
  for their own ends, and for those ends inspired in a noble and tender
  girl a sort of sacrificial fire—a sacrificial fire which was
  transfigured in due time to something quite different.” (N. Y. Times.)
  “The central, all-compelling figure of the book is Napoleon; whether
  present or absent he is the determining force, the master-spirit in
  whom everyone is merged.” (Acad.)

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  “We have read every word of the story with the greatest pleasure and
  interest.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 686. Jl. 1, ’05. 530w.

  “The translation is well done, but for a certain spasmodic method of
  conversation and a few slips of idiom.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 42. Jl. 8. 230w.

  “This romance is chiefly remarkable for its length, caused by a
  remorseless spinning out of dialogue and elaboration of descriptive
  detail.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 153. Mr. 1, ’06. 150w.

        =Ind.= 61: 522. Ag. 30, ’06. 330w.

        =Nation.= 82: 117. F. 8, ’06. 70w.

  “Even a translation rendered utterly inadequate by a purely mechanical
  knowledge of the English tongue fails to conceal the fine skill and
  dramatic power of the author and the romantic and human interest of
  the story.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 30. Ja. 20, ’06. 430w.

  “It is too long and treats of an unpleasant theme ... but it is a
  strong piece of work, with passages of rare dramatic power and some
  fine characterizations.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 276. F. 3, ’06. 180w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 767. Je. 16, ’06. 60w.

  “The novel is very long-winded, full of somewhat tedious
  conversations: the dialogues translated do not run at all easily, and
  for an understanding of the intrigues which surround the heroine a
  knowledge of Polish politics is required which few Englishmen
  possess.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 100: 251. Ag. 19, ’05. 410w.

  “M. Gasiorowski, in short, has shown delicacy as well as power in his
  treatment of a difficult theme.”

      + =Spec.= 95: 359. S. 9, ’05. 820w.


=Gaskell, Mrs. Elizabeth Cleghorn (Stevenson).= Works of Mrs. Gaskell.
8v. ea. $1.50. Putnam.

  There will be eight volumes to complete the “Knutsford edition” of
  Mrs. Gaskell’s works. The old favorites are being recast in modern
  book form and the preparation is in progress under the editorial
  supervision of Dr. Adolphus W. Ward, Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge,
  who contributes a general introduction to the issue and a special one
  to each volume based upon material of important biographical and
  critical interest. The volumes are as follows, “Mary Barton;”
  “Cranford;” “Ruth;” “North and South;” “My Lady Ludlow;” “Sylvia’s
  lovers;” “Cousin Phyllis;” “A dark night’s work;” etc.; and “Wives and
  daughters.”

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      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 300. S. 15. 300w.

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 334. S. 22. 100w.

  “The ‘Knutsford edition’ of the works of Mrs. Gaskell, to which we had
  looked forward eagerly, is, it must be confessed something of a
  disappointment. The paper is so thin that the print shows through from
  one side to another. ‘The Life of Charlotte Bronte’ is omitted ... the
  introductions, though breathing a very sympathetic spirit of
  admiration, contain little that we did not know already.”

      – =Lond. Times.= 5: 312. S. 14, ’06. 2630w.

  “This attractive edition, is substantial and tasteful without being
  too elaborate.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 683. N. 17, ’06. 170w.

      + =Sat. R.= 102: sup. 10. O. 13, ’06. 150w.

  “The ‘Knutsford edition,’ well printed and in convenient-shaped
  volumes, will prove a real godsend both to those who have not read
  Mrs. Gaskell, and to the older generation who are anxious to revive
  their memories of her pure and admirable style.”

    + + =Spec.= 97: 437. S. 29, ’06. 1650w.


=Gaskell, Mrs. Elizabeth Cleghorn (Stevenson).= Cranford; ed. with an
introd. and annotations by William E. Simonds. 30c. Ginn.

  A student’s edition of “Cranford” prepared for college entrance
  purposes.


=Gasquet, Rt. Rev. Francis A.= Henry the Third and the church. *$4.
Macmillan.

  “Dr. Gasquet shows a wide acquaintance with the sources for this
  period, and seldom makes serious mistakes, but there is evidence here
  and there that he has hardly concerned himself sufficiently with the
  criticism of the authorities which he had used, while there are also
  to be found some indications either of unfamiliarity with the details
  of thirteenth-century history or of carelessness in passing his book
  through the press.” T. F. Tout.

  + + – =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 780. O. ’06. 1000w.


=Gates, Eleanor (Mrs. Richard Walton Tully).= Plow-woman. †$1.50.
McClure.

  “Two girls with their crippled father come up from Texas to settle
  on a ‘section’ in Dakota. One, the plow-woman has to be the man of
  the family, and her strong body and brave, steadfast spirit carry
  her nobly through many hardships. The evil intrigues of the man
  who asserted a prior claim to their section, the dangerous
  outbreak of Indian captives from the near-by fort, the menace of
  disorderly ‘Shanty town’ filled with camp followers, all combine
  to prevent anything like monotony in the active lives of three
  Lancasters.”—Outlook.

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  “Ingenuity is one of the author’s conspicuous endowments. Situation
  after situation keeps interest expectant up to the last. No less is
  her skill in definition of character, although here and there a bit
  may be judged out of drawing.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 374, N. 1, ’06. 450w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 674. O. 13, ’06. 150w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 797. D. 1, ’06. 180w.

  “Altogether the varied group of men and women, the graphic
  descriptions of scenery and conditions in the West, indicate the
  unusual powers of the author, and her wisdom in writing about what she
  knows so well.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 583. N. 3, ’06. 210w.


=Gates, Errett.= Disciples of Christ. **$1. Baker.

  “This is the first adequate statement of the history of the Disciples
  of Christ since the Memoirs of Alexander Campbell, published in 1868.
  Will be counted a distinct contribution, not merely to the
  understanding of the Disciples of Christ, but of the religious life of
  America as well.” E. S. Ames.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 361. Ap. ’06. 330w.

  “This is the first real history of this religious body. It is written
  in a clear style, with impartial judgment.”

    + + =Bib. World.= 27: 320. Ap. ’06. 60w.

      + =Outlook.= 81: 939. D. 16, ’05. 80w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 509. Ap. ’06. 90w.


=Gates, Mrs. Josephine (Scribner).= Little Red, white and blue; il. by
Virginia Keep. †$1.25. Bobbs.

  The author of the “Live dolls” series has offered in this story book
  for children a delightful sketch of an army captain’s child. Her
  babyhood loyalty to the stars and stripes furnishes a bright lesson in
  patriotism.


=Gates, Mrs. Josephine (Scribner).= Live dolls’ house party; il. by
Virginia Keep. †$1.25. Bobbs.

  In continuation of the “Live dolls” doings Mrs. Gates tells of a
  doll’s house party in the little town of Dollville, the hostess being
  the queen of the dolls. A pretty story, prettily told, with enough of
  doll romance to satisfy the most imaginative child.


=Gaussen, Alice C. C.= Woman of wit and wisdom: a memoir of Elizabeth
Carter, one of the “Bas-bleu” society. *$3. Dutton.

  All those who care to know more of eighteenth-century literature and
  life in England will be interested in this sketch of the long and
  uneventful life of the scholar, linguist, and translator of Epictetus.
  “It has been made chiefly through the unpublished letters and papers
  possessed by members of the family today and by the Carter institute
  at Deal where Elizabeth Carter lived. Johnson, Fanny Burney and
  Richardson appear in these pages.... Poulteney was another friend of
  hers.” (Sat. R.)

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  “Miss Gaussen’s book is disappointing: her narrative is so desultory
  and broken that we have found it difficult to derive a clear
  impression of the central figure.”

      – =Acad.= 70: 496. My. 26, ’06. 660w.

  “Miss Gaussen has made little of excellent material.”

  + – – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 442. Ap. 14. 920w.

  Reviewed by J. H. Lobban.

        =Blackwood’s M.= 180: 462. O. ’06. 4110w.

  “Her volume is handy and attractive and shows evidence of zeal and
  industry.”

      + =Dial.= 41: 168. S. 16, ’06. 470w.

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 141. Ap. 20, ’06. 960w.

  “Rather a flimsy volume.”

      – =Nation.= 83: 141. Ag. 16, ’06. 830w.

  “Is an easy and pleasant sketch. On the whole the memoir is well worth
  reading.”

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 730. Je. 9, ’06. 240w.


=Gauthiers-Villars, Henry, and Tremisot, G.= Enchanted automobile; tr.
from the French by Mary J. Safford. $1. Page.

  In this addition to the “Roses of Saint Elizabeth series,” is told the
  story of Coco and Touton, the twin boy and girl of King Crystal IX of
  Bohemia, who lived a long time ago in the days of the fairies. The
  twins were ignorant little things and hated study until one day they
  went out into the world in the enchanter Merlin’s wonderful automobile
  and there they met many interesting people and learned the true value
  of work.

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        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 895. D. 22, ’06. 60w.


=Gautier, Theophile.= Russia, by Theophile Gautier, and by other
distinguished French travelers and writers of note; tr. from the French,
with an additional chapter upon the struggle for supremacy in the Far
East, by Florence MacIntyre Tyson. 2v. **$5. Winston.

  “In general, it may be said that it stands the test of time
  wonderfully well.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 102. F. 1, ’06. 1350w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 82. F. 10, ’06. 310w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 113. Ja. ’06. 100w.


=Gaye, R. K.= Platonic conception of immortality and its connexion with
the theory of ideas. *$1.50. Macmillan.

    + – =Quarterly R.= 204: 63. Ja. ’06. 190w.

    + + =Spec.= 97: 23. Jl. 7, ’06. 110w.


=Gayley, Charles Mills, and Young, Clement C.= Principles and progress
in English poetry. $1.10. Macmillan.

  “Everything may be readily pronounced excellent; many of the ideas
  stated or implied are debatable ... but everything is well and
  carefully done. It is a book that any student of literature will find
  useful.” Edward E. Hale, jr.

  + + – =Bookm.= 23: 102. Mr. ’06. 1110w.


=Geffroy, Gustave.= National gallery (London); with an introd. by Sir
Walter Armstrong. ¼ vel. *$10. Warne.

  “Is a book of intelligent and pleasant talk. Printed in handier form
  and with better illustrations, ... it would make a first-rate popular
  guide; but under the circumstances it is unlikely to deprive Mr.
  Edward T. Cook’s well-known volume of its vogue.” Royal Cortissoz.

    + – =Atlan.= 97: 282. F. ’06. 60w.

  “(His) method has the merit of keeping the text within reasonable
  limits ... but it does not bring the collection vividly before one and
  fails to give a measure of the extraordinary variety of the old
  masters brought together in this particular one of London’s museums.”
  Charles de Kay.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 325. My. 19, ’06. 1390w.

  “M. Geffroy’s brief introduction is pleasant and unpretentious, and
  marked with knowledge and good sense. A handy book of reference.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 102: 553. N. 3, ’06. 80w.


=Geiermann, Rev. P.= Manual of theology for the laity: being a brief,
clear and systematic exposition of the reason and authority of religion
and a practical guide-book for all of good-will. *60c. Benziger.

  The plan followed in this volume is first, to investigate the
  fundamental ideas of religion as proposed by reason and history;
  second, to study the revealed religion both in its supernatural truths
  and in its divinely ordained practice; and third, to show how the true
  religion of to-day logically follows from these two premises.


=Geikie, James.= Structural and field geology for students of pure and
applied science. *$4. Van Nostrand.

  “The different chapters seem of unequal value.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 260. Mr. 29, ’06. 160w.


=Geil, William Edgar.= Yankee in pigmy land. **$1.50. Dodd.

  In his bright, fully illustrated narrative of a journey across Africa
  from Mombasa through the great pigmy forest to Banana, Mr. Geil
  touches mainly upon the lion hunters, the sleeping sickness and its
  victims, the lost caravan, nights alone with savages, the greatest
  wild-game region of the earth, The Congo rule, the work of
  missionaries including a biographical sketch of Bishop Tucker, and the
  “Land of laughter” itself with its tiny inhabitants and their simple
  life.

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  “Both text and pictures are tremendously realistic, and, to be frank,
  excite both disgust and pity.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 477. My. ’06. 250w.

  “The real value of his journey lies in his account of the home and
  habits of the little brown Tom Thumbs of the great Pigmy forest.” H.
  E. Coblentz.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 233. Ap. 1, ’06. 380w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 874. Ap. 12, ’06. 120w.

  “A narrative that never flags, dealing in a fresh way even with the
  homes of which much has already been said by others.”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 254. F. 17, ’06. 130w.

  “The humor in which he indulges in his narrative is carried too far
  and becomes wearisome.”

    + – =Nation.= 81: 525. D. 28, ’05. 380w.


=George, Henry, jr.= Menace of privilege: a study of the dangers to the
republic from the existence of a favored class. **$1.50. Macmillan.

  The author “begins with the assertion that ours is a land of
  inequality, and, proceeding to an analysis of that inequality, he
  distinguishes between various types of ‘princes of privilege.’ A
  somewhat pessimistic chapter describes the physical, mental and moral
  deterioration of the masses. Mr. George devotes a chapter to the
  danger of unionism, and several chapters to what he calls weapons of
  privilege, chiefly the use of the courts, and corruption in politics.
  The proposed remedy of all these inequalities and wrongs, as one would
  naturally infer from Mr. George’s well-known predilections, is to be
  found in the single tax.”—R. of Rs.

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  “The book is clear in presentation and logical arrangement. It is a
  valuable contribution to the study of our social and industrial
  problems—a book of unusual merit and interest.” Scott E. W. Bedford.

  + + – =Am. J. Soc.= 11: 851. My. ’06. 490w.

  “One need not agree with all the conclusions of the author to profit
  by his arguments. The volume deserves careful study.”

  + + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 418. Mr. ’06. 300w.

  “No more important work dealing with the grave problems that confront
  the American republic to-day has appeared in months than Mr. George’s
  strong, clear and logical work.”

    + + =Arena.= 35: 438. Ap. ’06. 4700w.

  “In the analysis of social conditions, it is not a whit in advance of
  ‘Progress and poverty.’” Winthrop More Daniels.

      – =Atlan.= 97: 844. Je. ’06. 460w.

  “Mr. George’s book is to be chiefly condemned, not because it is
  essentially an aggregation of all sorts of material, largely gathered
  from newspapers and magazines, but because this miscellaneous stuff
  has been arrayed and employed, with no little rhetorical skill and
  dexterity, to simulate an honest investigation and a comprehensive
  discussion of the great questions with which the author professes to
  deal.” R. W. Raymond.

    – – =Cassier’s M.= 29: 510. Ap. ’06. 2680w.

  “It is a challenge clothed with dignity, as well as a plan of reform
  that is not devoid of charm. If the work may serve to awaken the
  public seriously to the tendencies which are so fraught with danger,
  one will readily pardon the faults of logic and exaggerated inferences
  which it contains.”

    + – =Cath. World.= 83: 829. S. ’06. 700w.

  “This is an able, sincere and elaborate indictment of modern society,
  resting fundamentally on the highly questionable assertion that the
  rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 378. Ap. ’06. 350w.

  Reviewed by Charles Richmond Henderson.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 297. My. 1, ’06. 230w.

        =Engin. N.= 55: 317. Mr. 15, ’06. 890w.

    + – =Ind.= 60: 1047. My. 3, ’06. 340w.

  “In detail, his pages contain little or nothing that will be new to
  the careful observer of prevailing conditions, or the student of
  contemporary magazines and newspapers from which he has derived most
  of his abundant illustrative material.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 733. My. 12, ’06. 610w.

  “In developing his thesis, Mr. George has given us a book of
  first-rate interest and importance. It is written forcefully and
  brilliantly, and, merely as good reading, it will take a high place in
  the literature of economic and political discussion. As a picture of
  present-day conditions it is a remarkable piece of description and
  analysis.” Franklin H. Giddings.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 61. F. 3, ’06. 1990w.

  “The style is excellent, the spirit earnest, the

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 760. Mr. 31, ’06. 980w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 255. F. ’06. 130w.


=Geronimo (Apache chief).= Geronimo’s story of his life; taken down and
edited by S. M. Barrett. **$1.50. Duffield.

  The atmosphere of legend and incident pervades this story of Geronimo,
  the seventy-seven-year old Apache chief. He begins his story with the
  account of the origin of the Apaches. “One finds in these grandiose
  legends traces of the familiar mythical cosmogonies of the East, and
  it might be of advantage if scholars gave them more attention.”
  Geronimo’s object in telling his life story is to secure freedom and
  justice for his people.

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  “The narrative of the fierce old chief’s bloody career in his struggle
  with the invading whites is a moving one, and is as full of exciting
  and picturesque incident as any of Cooper’s novels. It is told with
  that wealth of imagery for which the Indian is noted.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 645. N. 3, ’06. 240w.

  “His story is simple, straight-forward, and interesting, and should
  find a large number of readers.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 750. N. 17, ’06. 600w.

  “It goes without saying that the old chief has an interesting
  autobiography, and the work is further important as giving the Indian
  side of a long and notable controversy with our government.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 34: 756. D. ’06. 120w.


=Gerould, Gordon Hall.= Sir Guy of Warwick. $1. Rand.

  “A fine old story of knighthood, recast and retold in plain modern
  English for those who find the ancient romances archaic and stilted to
  read.”—Outlook.

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      + =Critic.= 48: 92. Ja. ’06. 70w.

      + =Outlook.= 80: 936. Ag. 12, ’05. 20w.


=Gerstacker, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian.= Germelshausen; tr. from the
German by Clara M. Lathrop. *50c. Crowell.

  In this quaint little German classic, which has been excellently
  translated, a young artist in the course of his wanderings in the
  forest, comes upon a beautiful girl who is waiting on the highway for
  a lover who never comes. She leads him into her village where he sups,
  dances, and falls in love with her. But just before midnight she takes
  him into the outskirts of the town and leaves him,—until the hour
  shall strike. Then, when it is too late, he discovers that the village
  was Germelshausen, which lies forever sunk in the swamp save for one
  day in a hundred years when it comes to life, and this was the day,
  the village has sunk again, and Gertrude is lost to him forever.


=Gettemy, Charles Ferris.= True story of Paul Revere. **$1.50. Little.

  Reviewed by M. A. De Wolfe Howe.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 112. Ja. ’06. 200w.

  “The book is a fine example of acute historical criticism, not
  cynically applied to overthrowing the basis for a healthy patriotic
  sentiment, but good naturedly correcting the facts, while leaving the
  sentiment intact.”

      + =Ind.= 40: 929. Ap. 19, ’06. 390w.

  “Mr. Gettemy’s reserved but commendable study does not probe deep, but
  it is truthful and scrupulous in its intent. He has not, however,
  over-stated his indebtedness to E. H. Goss’s previous work.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 124. Ag. 9, ’06. 1300w.


=Gibbon, Perceval.= Vrouw Grobelaar and her leading cases. †$1.50.
McClure.

  In this new volume of tales the author “deals with the back-world of
  Boer superstition, the kind of story we may believe to be told round
  winter fires on lonely farms. The Vrouw Grobelaar, the narrator, will
  capture the affections of every reader with her shrewd common sense,
  her sharp tongue and trenchant philosophy of life.... The tales
  themselves range over every variety of subject, from the idyllic to
  the purely horrible.” (Spec.) The collection includes The king of the
  baboons, Piet Naude’s trek, The sacrifice, Vasco’s sweetheart, Avenger
  of blood. A good end, Her own story.

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  “His English is as plain as the English of the Bible, and the Boer men
  are like the men of the Old Testament.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 126. D. 2, ’05, 310w.

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 832. D. 16. 1030w.

  “On the whole ‘Vrouw Grobelaar’ presents the most gripping and
  vision-enlarging group of stories since Kipling’s ‘Plain tales from
  the hills.’”

      + =Lit. D.= 32: 734. My. 12, ’06. 530w.

  “Some transplantations and an occasional forgetfulness to make the old
  narrator speak in character are not a serious detraction from the
  attraction of the stories. They are deftly woven together; and the
  humour of the vrouw and the liveliness of her little circle qualify
  their love of horror.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 4: 433. D. 8, ’05. 460w.

  “In ‘Vrouw Grobelaar’ lies waiting a genuine sensation for the lover
  of short Stories. Unless the reviewer is at fault, they will recall to
  the reader the hour wherein he tasted his first Maupassant, and that
  other hour when the new Kipling swam into his ken.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 183. Mr. 1, ’06. 480w.

  “In the light they throw upon a unique people, the Vrouw Grobelaar’s
  leading cases are worthy of careful reading. They are full of
  informing hints as to the Dutch of the Transvaal, their attitude
  towards the Kafirs, their mingled superstitions and piety, their
  courage and obstinacy.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 111. F. 24, ’06. 350w.

    – + =R. of Rs.= 33: 756. Je. ’06. 90w.

  “The Leading cases which long observation of her would have supplied
  as guides to conduct cover most sides of South African life.”

      + =Sat. R.= 100: 785. D. 16, ’05. 280w.

  “Altogether, it is a collection to be heartily commended, for to most
  readers it will open up a new world, and the style and method are
  those of a true artist in fiction.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 152. Ja. 27, ’06. 260w.


=Gibson, Charles.= Among French inns: the story of a pilgrimage to
characteristic spots of rural France. **$1.60. Page.

  “The guide-book information with which the story is interrupted, is
  generally sound.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 10. Ja. 4, ’06. 140w.

  “A substantial volume which might well serve as a guide to travelers
  eager to get off the beaten tracks and to see France in its most
  characteristic features; and is also a very readable and interesting
  volume.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 45. Ja. 6, ’06. 180w.

      + =Spec.= 96: 795. My. 19, ’06. 280w.


=Gibson, Charles Dana.= Our neighbors. **$4.20. Scribner.

  “The present volume is a worthy companion to those that have preceded
  it.”

      + =Int. Studio.= 27: 279. Ja. ’06. 160w.


=Gibson, Charlotte Chaffee.= In eastern wonderlands. †$1.50. Little.

  What all writers who know the east are doing for a grown-up world
  to-day the author has tried to do for little people, she has helped
  them to an understanding of what is to be found nowadays in eastern
  lands by describing a real trip around the world as taken by three
  real children. She has deftly blended those things which interest with
  those things which instruct, and has illustrated her account with
  photographs, until Japan, China, Ceylon, India, the Red sea and Egypt
  lose their vague outlines and become as familiar to her little readers
  as they did to Alice, Fred and Charlotte who saw them all.


=Gifford, Mrs. Augusta Hale.= Italy, her people and their story.
**$1.40. Lothrop.

  A popular history of the beginning, rise, development, and progress of
  Italy from the time of Romulus down to the reign of Victor Emanuel
  III.

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  “The history is given with considerable attention to details and
  altogether the volume is of exceptional value, both from its
  historical accuracy and its popular style.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 156. Mr. 1, ’06. 530w.

  “It has little of the literary distinction of the other, pays
  inadequate regard to the dignity of historical writing, and is not
  always as critical as could be desired. Nevertheless, it, too, conveys
  much substantial information in respect to the past and present of the
  Sunny Peninsula and its vein is ... decidedly entertaining.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 171. F. 3, ’06. 160w.

  “A readable volume. In the latter part, written in Italy and under the
  direct influence of contemporaneous conditions, she very often
  succeeds in giving us observations and impressions which bring her
  narrative to a commendable, authoritative, and vital end.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 114. F. 24, ’06. 540w.

  “This volume may find popular acceptance. As a discriminating writer,
  however, the author is open to criticism.”

    + – =Outlook.= 81: 577. N. 4, ’05. 90w.

  “For the person who has not time to take up history in a professional
  way and who wishes to get a fairly comprehensive idea of the Italian
  situation, Mrs. Gifford’s book will be a valuable auxiliary.”

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 410. Mr. 31, ’06. 220w.

  “A well-sustained, complete history of Italy.”

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 120. Ja. ’06. 90w.


=Gilbert, Charles Benajah.= School and its life. $1.25. Silver.

  “This volume, the fruit of wide experience both as a teacher and
  school superintendent, deals with life rather than the mechanism of
  schools. It conceives of teaching as a spiritual process, of education
  as the wholesome development and adaptation of life to its
  environment, and finds the conditions of successful teaching in
  conforming to the common laws of life and growth. Its aim is to secure
  to children the educative influence of a natural, sane, and wholesome
  school life as a part of the larger world-life. Its successive
  chapters discuss the vital problems arising in the management and
  organization of schools and school systems.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A sane, practical, and comprehensive work on school management.”

      + =Bookm.= 24: 73. S. ’06. 280w.

        =Ind.= 61: 262. Ag. 2, ’06. 40w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 816. Ag. 4, ’06. 150w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 384. S. ’06. 90w.


=Gilbert, Rosa Mulholland (Lady John Thomas Gilbert).= Life of Sir John
T. Gilbert. $5. Longmans.

  Lord Gilbert’s unusually fortunate career is felicitously sketched by
  his wife. “Copious correspondence, embracing letters from scholars,
  historians, archæologists, Irish Franciscans in Rome and in Portugal,
  noblemen, and public officials enliven the narrative, and,
  incidentally, bear witness to the conscientious, painstaking method of
  the historian.... The curtain that screens the sanctities of domestic
  life is drawn aside just enough to give us a glimpse of the fine,
  noble, sunny gentleman, an earnest Catholic, of high culture and
  simple tastes, ambitious only of a competence sufficient to guarantee
  him the opportunity to prosecute his work of study and composition,
  which he loved, not for the fame that it brought him, but for itself.”
  (Cath. World.)

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  “Well-written and delicate panegyric of a notable man.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 859. D. 23. 1160w.

  “Lady Gilbert has discharged her task with excellent taste.”

      + =Cath. World.= 83: 402. Je. ’06. 660w.

  “His widow, besides giving some account of her husband’s career,
  prints copious selections from his correspondence, with the object of
  illustrating the character of his work, and the interest of his
  ‘unusual and many-sided personality.’ We do not think Lady Gilbert has
  been very successful in achieving this object.”

    – + =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 623. Jl. ’06. 260w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 532. S. 1, ’06. 590w.

  “We have never taken up a ‘life’ so distended by trivial and ephemeral
  letters.”

      – =Sat. R.= 101: 730. Je. 9, ’06. 230w.

  “The facts are here, but they should have been put together for
  readers who will not, and indeed cannot, search for them. We see the
  pictures of a single-minded-worker, but have but a vague idea of what
  he actually did.”

    – + =Spec.= 96: 387. Mr. 10, ’06. 350w.


=Gilder, Richard Watson.= Book of music: poems. **$1. Century.

                 “For though I can no music make, I trust
                         Here’s proof I love it.”

  Such does Mr. Gilder vouchsafe in the opening lines of his prelude.
  There are about thirty poems which show the “love that in him burns
  for the fair lady of Melody.” There are tributes to Mme. Essepoff,
  Paderewski. Macdowell, Beethoven, Rubenstein and others, there are
  lines to Handel’s Largo, the violin, and the ’cello, and there is a
  poet of music’s appreciation of the Music at twilight, in moonlight
  and in darkness.

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      + =Nation.= 83: 395. N. 8, ’06. 130w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 613. O. 6, ’06. 400w.


=Gilder, Richard Watson.= In the heights. *$1. Century.

  “Few know as well as he how to find the fitting word or a felicitous
  phrase with which to celebrate a friend, or a cause, or a memory.” Wm.
  M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 125. F. 16, ’06. 310w.

  Reviewed by Louise Collier Willcox.

    + + =North American.= 182: 756. My. ’06. 230w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 122. Ja. ’06. 50w.


=Gilliam, Charles Frederic.= Victorious defeat: the story of a
franchise. $1.50. Roxburgh pub.

  A political novel which deals with the rights of the laboring classes.
  Robert Barker, champion of the people, loves Irene, the daughter of
  Judge Henly who is pitted against him in a political contest. Irene is
  torn between her duty to her father and her love for the masterful
  young leader, who, her sense of honor tells her, is in the right. The
  election results in a defeat for the judge and his constituents, but a
  defeat which the losers themselves count victorious in the end.


=Gillman, Henry.= Hassan: a fellah. [+]75c. Little.

  A new popular edition of this story which appeared in 1898.


=Gilman, Daniel Coit.= Launching of a university. **$2.50. Dodd.

  A volume of papers and addresses, nearly a third of which are devoted
  to the founding and early years of Johns Hopkins University, and the
  remainder to educational addresses delivered on occasions such as the
  Yale Bi-Centennial and the dedication of the Princeton library
  building.

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  “In one respect, the reader of historical proclivities may be inclined
  to find fault with ‘The launching of a university.’ President Gilman
  resolutely keeps back all references to the occasional misfortunes and
  unpleasantnesses which harassed him and his colleagues.” Robert C.
  Brooks.

  + + – =Bookm.= 24: 358. D. ’06. 1020w.

    + + =Critic.= 48: 479. My. ’06. 240w.

  Reviewed by F. B. R. Hellems.

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 289. My. 1, ’06. 2320w.

  “Cicero would have given his approval to this book.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 1104. My. 10, ’06. 230w.

  “Taken as a whole, President Gilman’s book is notable alike as a
  history of the university with which he was so long connected, as a
  discussion of some vital questions of the day, and as a contribution
  to the story of American educational progress.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 32: 531. Ap. 7, ’06. 810w.

        =Nation.= 82: 240. Mr. 22, ’06. 140w.

    + + =Nature.= 74: 123. Je. 7, ’06. 880w.

  Reviewed by Edward Cary.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 157. Mr. 17, ’06. 1320w.

  “It is a rich ‘sheaf of remembrances’ that he has preserved in
  noteworthy reminiscences and characterizations of gifted men, set
  forth in finished literary form with here and there a gem of
  pleasantry and wit.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 717. Mr. 24, ’06. 260w.


=Gilman, Lawrence.= Edward MacDowell. *$1. Lane.

  An eighty page monograph of the “American Grieg” uniform with the
  “Living masters of music” series. “That MacDowell is, ‘in a singularly
  complete sense the poet of the natural world,’ yet no less the
  ‘instrument of human emotion;’ that the range of his emotional
  expression is astonishing; that he has a remarkable gift for extremely
  compact expression; that his music is ‘touched with the deep and
  wistful tenderness, the primeval nostalgia;’ that much of its charm
  lies in its spontaneity and the utter lack of self-consciousness; that
  no musician has felt the spell of the ocean as has MacDowell ... these
  and other characteristic points, Mr. Gilman dwells on, thus giving his
  readers as good an idea of the music as can be obtained without
  hearing it.” (Nation.)

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  “In spite of some annoyances of style, a love of high-sounding but
  little meaning words and phrases, Mr. Gilman manages to depict the
  character of his subject’s work in such a way as to convey a distinct
  impression.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 22. Ja. 6, ’06. 310w.

  “Mr. Gilman has given a sympathetic and reasonably comprehensive
  account of his life and work.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 189. Ag. ’06. 100w.

  “The least satisfactory of Mr. Gilman’s chapters is that on the songs,
  the most satisfactory that on the sonatas. It is to be regretted that
  no bibliographic note has been appended.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 268. Mr. 29, ’06. 990w.

  “He has written in a high-pitched key of praise. His book would be
  more agreeable reading if he would improve his style, which is
  ‘precieux’ in the extreme.” Richard Aldrich.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 227. Ap. 7, ’06. 560w.

  “Mr. Gilman deserves all credit for his abstention from irrelevant
  personalities. The value of this sympathetic essay is considerably
  impaired by the laboured preciosity of its style.”

    + – =Spec.= 95: 1041. D. 16, ’05. 170w.


=Gilpin, Sidney.= Sam Bough, R. S. A.: some account of his life and
works. $3. Macmillan.

  “Sam Bough was a true Bohemian, who lived from hand to mouth, and
  threw away his best chances of worldly success for the sake of the
  indulgence of some passing whim.” (Int. Studio.) It is as a Cumberland
  painter of types native to his district that he demands recognition,
  and the biographer has produced from letters, anecdotes and personal
  estimates, a sympathetic sketch of the man and the artist.

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  “Nor are these documents remarkable except for the constant recurrence
  of a certain breezy jocularity, which doubtless was delightful to
  those who were in a position to appreciate the point of it.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 272. Mr. 3. 300w.

      + =Int. Studio.= 27: 279. Ja. ’06. 150w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 10: 728. O. 28, ’05. 300w.

    + – =Sat. R.= 100: 689. N. 25, ’05. 70w.

  “It is an interesting record of a man of versatile powers. There are
  scarcely as many good stories in it as one might expect.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: sup. 125. Ja. 27, ’06. 160w.


=Gilson, Roy Rolfe.= Katrina: a story. †$1.50. Baker.

  “The quaintly humorous middle-aged newspaper worker whose ability as a
  writer is joined with whimsical peculiarities of character, finds in
  the little girl Katrina, whom he accidentally meets, the child of the
  girl he loved many years ago. His friendship with the little girl and
  his care of her and her optimistic and intellectual but unpractical
  father make a delightful narrative.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “He combines a sympathetic understanding of the young child’s point of
  view with an equally rare understanding of the sorrows and
  disillusions of age.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

      + =Bookm.= 24: 247. N. ’06. 440w.

  “The author has such use of his faculties as a bird has of its wings
  in mid air, and he has told his story with that whimsical, bright
  movement of the mind which accounts in part for its indescribable
  charm and grace.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1499. D. 20, ’06. 290w.

  “A tale full of naiveté and tenderness.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 913. D. 15, ’06. 120w.

  “A satisfactory bit of writing.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 484. D. 6, ’06. 130w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 797. D. 1, ’06. 120w.

  “It is written with a certain tenderness and quiet humor which may
  almost be said to give it distinction.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 384. O. 13, ’06. 100w.


=Gilson, Roy Rolfe.= Miss Primrose. $1.25. Harper.

  The simple sweetness of Letitia Primrose, whose life was one long
  sacrifice of service to her father, to other people’s children, and
  finally to another woman’s home, gives to the book its dainty charm,
  while the characters of David, the boy who dreamed of Rugby, Butters,
  the editor who printed her father’s classic poems in the village
  paper, and others who came under the spell of her sweet innocent
  personality give to the story both young life and humor.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book is almost wholly devoid of plot, and although it is written
  with no little literary skill, the average reader will find it lacking
  in interest.”

    – + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 67. Jl. 21. 210w.

  “The story as a whole is rather cloying.”

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 192. Mr. 31, ’06. 470w.

  “There are gentle pathos and quaint humor to be found throughout.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 718. Mr. 24, ’06. 50w.


=Gissing, George Robert.= House of cobwebs and other stories. $1.50.
Dutton.

  “The fifteen stories included in this posthumous volume are prefaced
  by an introductory survey of the work of their lamented author [by Mr.
  Thomas Seccombe].... The stories themselves, slight as is their
  texture, are ‘admirable specimens of Gissing’s own genre.’ They
  manifest the delicate tenderness of his feeling not for, but with
  those to whom life has not been kind.... As Dickens was the novelist
  of the recognized poor, Gissing is the novelist of those poorer poor
  who belong of right to another class.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  + + – =Acad.= 70: 479. My. 19, ’06. 880w.

  “But what is certain, and is rendered positive by this book, is that
  he had little artistic sense of the short story. These are mere
  blotches of feeling, studies of atmosphere; they are never stories.
  They might have found their use in corners of a long novel. They have
  neither beginning nor ending, only being; and they might well leave
  off before or after their conclusion. Never was there a more glaring
  lack of the ‘dramatic’ than in Mr. Gissing.”

      – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 10. Jl. 7. 490w.

  “Mr. Seccombe has prefaced this volume of remains ... with a
  discriminating essay of considerable biographical and critical
  interest.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 208. Je. 8, ’06. 1100w.

  “The observation in these sketches is originally fine, and then highly
  selective; the English of great purity and incisiveness; and, that a
  certain thinness of tone and lack of humor are necessary results of
  gruelling personal experience with the matter in hand. It is a book
  for those who love impeccable workmanship.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 246. S. 20, ’06. 450w.

  “The volume is well worth making one’s own, not only because of these
  last characteristic sketches by a dear and vanquished hand, but
  because of Mr. Seccombe’s illuminating essay, invaluable to all who
  care to enter into an intimate comprehension of Gissing’s novels as
  related to their author.” M. Gordon Pryor Rice.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 519. Ag. 25, ’06. 950w.

  “To us this collection of short stories is more valuable for the
  excellent and readable introductory survey of Gissing’s work, written
  by Mr. Thomas Seccombe, than for the stories themselves, although some
  of the latter are wrought out with care and have literary form.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 44. S. 1, ’06. 170w.

  “In point of workmanship, observation, and the philosophy of life
  which they set forth they show him at his best and sanest.”

      + =Spec.= 96: 835. My. 26, ’06. 1070w.


=Gladden, Rev. Washington.= Christianity and socialism. *$1. Meth. bk.

  “Full of good advice to both employers and employed, and he endeavors
  to reconcile their differences in a truly irenic spirit.” Edward
  Fuller.

      + =Critic.= 48: 214. Mr. ’06. 330w.

  “Like all Dr. Gladden’s utterances, these discourses are characterized
  by what has been well termed ‘sanctified common sense’ and are
  thoroughly stimulating and suggestive.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 238. Ap. 1, ’06. 310w.

  “It were well if all clerical pronouncements on social questions were
  marked by Dr. Gladden’s thoroness of information and his earnest
  sympathy with the problems of the men who work.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 156. Jl. 19, ’06. 120w.

        =Yale R.= 14: 444. F. ’06. 80w.


=Gladden, Rev. Washington.= The new idolatry, and other discussions.
**$1.20. McClure.

  “A volume of discussions in protest against commercializing of
  government, of education, and of religion; against the growing
  tendency in church and state to worship power and forget the interests
  of justice and freedom; against the dethronement of God and the
  enthronement of Mammon.” The contents include the new idolatry;
  Tainted money; Standard oil and foreign missions; Shall ill-gotten
  gains be sought for Christian purposes? The ethics of luxurious
  expenditure; The church and the nation; Religion and democracy; Rights
  and duties; The new century and the new nation; The Prince of life.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “One does not have to agree with all that is said to appreciate the
  importance of the subjects discussed.”

  + + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 419. Mr. ’06. 110w.

  “The essays are really adapted only for oral delivery. They verge upon
  platitude and will scarcely stimulate thought.”

      – =Critic.= 48: 470. My. ’06. 60w.

      + =Dial.= 40: 131. F. 16, ’06. 270w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 20. Ja. 13, ’06. 710w.

  “Its spirit and lessons are both needed by the American people.”

      + =Outlook.= 81: 1087 D. 30, ’05. 90w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 124. Ja. ’06. 120w.


=Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson.= Wheel of life. †$1.50. Doubleday.

  Miss Glasgow has taken a plunge with Mrs. Wharton into the very thick
  of New York’s smart set life. She throws upon her society screen a
  complexity of types, which with ingenious detachment appear at one
  time pathetically human, again beggarly moral, and most often
  impersonally conventional. “The three women represent as many types;
  Gerty a mondaine of the better sort ... holding her silken skirts
  above the soil of scandal, and underneath a mocking mask, keeping a
  pinioned soul; Connie Adams, a silly moth, fluttering in endless
  gayeties outside the more exclusive circles ... and the cloisteral
  Laura, not only a genius, but a consummate flower of womanhood. Of the
  men, Perry Bridewell and Arnold Kemper are not unlike—pleasure-seeking
  men of the clubs.... Bridewell is not much more than a well-groomed,
  handsome body; Kemper is Bridewell with intellect added. Adams, on the
  contrary, is the absorbed man of letters ... caring for no pleasure
  outside his work.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The average level of the tale is extraordinarily high, but it does
  not rise to anything that matters very much anywhere.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 416. Ap. 7. 270w.

  “‘The wheel of life’ is a serious attempt. If it be only partially
  successful (as compared with the great works of all time), the quality
  of success is of the best, it is not cheap. The essentials are there.”
  Mary Moss.

      + =Bookm.= 23: 91. Mr. ’06. 1890w.

  “It is a pity that Miss Glasgow’s humor does not shine forth more
  abundantly; her work needs it.” Olivia Howard Dunbar.

    + – =Critic.= 48: 435. My. ’06. 460w.

  “As compared with ‘The deliverance’ for example, this work is an
  inferior production.” Wm. M. Payne.

    + – =Dial.= 40: 156. Mr. 1, ’06. 170w.

  “Miss Glasgow’s stories of her native South were better, and the
  little group of Southerners ... are decidedly the best thing in it.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 284. F. 1, ’06. 440w.

  “Is not up to Miss Glasgow’s level, but this seems largely due to her
  trespassing upon an alien field.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 491. Mr. 31, ’06. 690w.

  “Its reach is greater than that of its predecessors; its author has
  gone down into the deep places, and the distinction, the lift that is
  all its own is that in the last analysis it is the apotheosis of
  goodness.” M. Gordon Pryor Rice.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 32. Ja. 20, ’06. 2210w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 384. Je. 16, ’06. 140w.

  Reviewed by Louise Collier Willcox.

    + + =North American.= 182: 922. Je. ’06. 400w.

  “There are broader contrasts of character than in ‘The house of
  mirth,’ though not quite the same sureness of touch, the same sense of
  intimacy with the most illusive aspects of a well-defined though
  loosely ordered social group.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 756. Mr. 31, ’06. 320w.

  “All of these [four groups of characters] are faithfully and well
  wrought, and each adds its increment of genuine substance to the sum
  total effect of an admirable book.”

      + =Reader.= 7: 448. Mr. ’06. 680w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 758. Je. ’06. 80w.

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 625. My. 19, ’06. 100w.

  “The novel is a study of manners, and is extremely clever, very
  subtile, and slightly disagreeable.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 718. My. 5, ’06. 310w.


=Glyn, Elinor (Mrs. Clayton Glyn).= Beyond the rocks. †$1.50. Harper.

  Danger ground is trodden from the first page to the last in Mrs.
  Glyn’s story of hearts. Theodosia Fitzgerald, young and beautiful,
  marries Josiah Brown, rich but fifty and stupid. In spite of her
  attempt to be faithful she falls in love with an English lord and the
  ardent love of the two runs a riotous course in the face of
  conventionality and duty.

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  “Mrs. Glyn’s picture of the unscrupulous, sensual, bridge-playing set
  would give a ludicrously false impression, both of that set and of
  English society in general, to any reader who was unable to correct it
  by his own observation. Nor is Mrs. Glyn much happier with more
  reputable people.”

      – =Acad.= 70: 503. My. 26, ’06. 380w.

  “Lack of good taste and deficiency in technique are serious handicaps,
  and in fact this novel is drawn back by them from the domain of good
  art into the republic of the second-rate.”

      – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 634. My. 26. 230w.

  “All the parents who were in doubt about letting their debutante
  daughters browse upon ‘The visits of Elizabeth’ may turn them loose
  upon ‘Beyond the rocks’ without a twinge of misgiving.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 396. N. 8, ’06. 450w.

  “The whole moral atmosphere of the book is of a decidedly unwholesome
  and vitiated character.”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 771. N. 24, ’06. 960w.

  “Continues to be sprightly in her manner, but her latest story moves
  in conventional grooves, its characters are mere puppets, its plot is
  thin, and its emotionalism feeble.”

    – + =Outlook.= 84: 676. N. 17, ’06. 40w.


=Goddard, Dwight.= Eminent engineers: brief biographies of thirty-two of
the inventors and engineers who did most to further mechanical progress.
*$1.50. Derry-Collard co.

  “In selecting the 32 subjects for these biographies, the honors were
  equally divided between American and European engineers. The American
  sketches are headed by Benjamin Franklin and John Fitch, and concluded
  by James B. Eads. Arkwright, Newcomen and Watt head the Europeans, and
  Bessemer and Sir William Siemens close the list.... In selecting the
  names, the object was to include men who had ‘accomplished something
  of importance in the development and application of power and
  machinery.’”—Engin. N.

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  “The volume, as a whole, brings together, in convenient and readable
  form, brief biographies of men whose careers are of interest to every
  engineer.”

      + =Engin. N.= 55: 433. Ap. 12, ’06. 140w.

  “Mr. Goddard’s English is careless, but he has written a book of
  interest.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 401. Je. 16, ’06. 180w.


=Godfrey, Edward.= Structural engineering, bk. 1. Tables. $2.50. E:
Godfrey. Monongahela bank bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa.

  The author “has selected the most necessary elements of the ‘Pocket
  companion,’ of ‘Osborn’s tables’ and of other similar works, put some
  of the material into improved form, and added an equal amount of new
  matter, comprising diagrams, tables and drawings.”—Engin. N.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Is in many respects distinctly ahead of anything yet published in the
  English language. As a whole, the book represents a very useful
  collection of structural tables, and a very compact one. But its
  varied contents are so heterogeneously mixed up, so lacking all
  orderly arrangement, as to excite one’s surprise.”

  + + – =Engin. N.= 55: 193. F. 15, ’06. 300w.


=Godfrey, Elizabeth, pseud. (Jessie Bedford).= Bridal of Anstace.
†$1.50. Lane.

  “Love, battling with race and religion, is the foundation of Elizabeth
  Godfrey’s latest romance. At the outset of her story London is
  astounded by the marriage of an English girl Anstace, with the Count
  Basil Leonides. The wedding is performed with the ceremony of the
  Orthodox Greek church. In the midst of the reception that follows, the
  bridegroom receives a telegram. He reads it, and without showing it to
  his bride, begs her to prepare for instant departure. While she is
  making her preparations, however, he slips from the house alone and
  disappears. Why he went, and where, the sudden reappearance of the
  earlier wife whom he thought dead, and all that followed therefrom
  makes up the substance of the story.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Miss Godfrey tells her story in easy, flowing style, and handles her
  unwieldy cast skilfully.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 599. Je. 23, ’06. 100w.

  “The picture shows experience of life, powers of reflection, and a
  simple and flowing style which would cover more sins than are to be
  found here.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 9. Jl. 7, ’06. 270w.

  “A plot somewhat over intense and morbid is relieved in this novel by
  much delightful character-study.”

    – + =Critic.= 49: 286. S. ’06. 200w.

  “It would be easy to pick holes in Miss Elizabeth Godfrey’s novel. No
  amount of uncertainty of handling in minor matters, or allegiance
  divided between observation and convention, can destroy our pleasure
  in the gentle light that beams through an engaging, almost a childlike
  story.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 226. Je. 22, ’06. 320w.

  “Manners, customs, and pronunciations come in with the breath of
  research in their garments. But these easily-seen inequalities do not
  prevail over the fine and interesting features of the story. In
  construction and in omission, it is the most masterly novel Miss
  Godfrey has yet written.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 15. Jl. 5, ’06. 530w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 120w.

  “Though most of the characters are well drawn and the style of writing
  is attractive, the fascination lies in the fact that the mystery is
  not solved until almost the last chapter.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 435. Jl. 7, ’06. 170w.

    + – =Spec.= 97: 63. Jl. 14, ’06. 150w.


=Gomperz, Theodor.= Greek thinkers: a history of ancient philosophy, v.
2 and 3. ea. *$4. Scribner.

  Reviewed by George Hodges.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 415. Mr. ’06. 420w.

  “I do not wish to lay down these learned, stimulating, and eloquently
  written volumes without saying that their writer, in a degree true of
  no other historian, has understood how to take the history of Greek
  thought out of its isolation, to relate it to the whole culture of the
  Greeks, and to illuminate it by the civilization of modern times.” Wm.
  A. Hammond.

    + + =Philos. R.= 15: 83. Ja. ’06. 1600w. (Review of v. 2 and 3.)

  + + + =Quarterly R.= 204: 63. Ja. ’06. 570w. (Review of v. 1–3.)


=Goode, John.= Recollections of a lifetime, by John Goode of Virginia.
$2. Neale.

  Mr. Goode was a member of the secession convention of Virginia, the
  Confederate congress and the congress of the United States. His
  reminiscences, aside from including interesting phases of his life as
  lawyer, soldier, and statesman, give helpful side lights on the men
  and affairs of war times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

        =Am. Hist. R.= 12: 214. O. ’06. 50w.

  “Even the general public will find much to entertain, if it reads far
  enough.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 366. Je. 9, ’06. 200w.

  “Outside of the instances mentioned and some good anecdotes, there is
  little that will repay either the general reader or the historian in
  search of material.”

    – + =Outlook.= 83: 53. Je. 30, ’06. 240w.

      + =Putnam’s.= 1: 253. N. ’06. 80w.


=Goodhue, Isabel.= Good things and graces. **50c. Elder.

  “Has a flavor that escapes many a more pretentious effort of its
  class.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 95. Ja. ’06. 30w.


=Goodloe, Carter.= At the foot of the Rockies. †$1.50. Scribner.

  “Good as the stories are in themselves, they have gained much in the
  telling; for Miss Goodloe has just the right dramatic and artistic
  touch.”

    + + =Critic.= 48: 190. F. ’06. 90w.


=Goodnow, Frank Johnson.= Principles of administrative law of the United
States. *$3. Putnam.

  “It is the only book dealing with the entire scope of the subject.”
  Isidor Loeb.

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 174. Mr. ’06. 1220w.

  “Work presents a breadth of view and a freedom from dogmatism which
  entitle it to a high rank in the literature of political science.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 799. Ap. 5, ’06. 370w.

  “In a certain sense he has made the subject his own; but he has not
  made it ours.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 105. Ag. 2, ’06. 1040w.

  “The most serious defect in a work which is otherwise little exposed
  to criticism, and should win wide favor both among students and the
  general educated public, is the fact that, no attempt is made to
  examine the application of administrative principles to the government
  of the Territories and dependencies of the United States.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 84: 37. S. 1, ’06. 750w.

  “We have as a result a comprehensive discussion of administrative
  organization in the United States, in which the organization of the
  general, State, and local governments, the relation of the officials
  to the public, and the forms of control over official action are
  analyzed with a degree of clearness and force which give to the work a
  high position in the literature of American politics.” L. S. Rowe.

    + + =Yale R.= 15: 97. My. ’06. 290w.


=Goodrich, Arthur Frederick.= Balance of power: a novel. $1.50. Outing
pub.

  This novel “deals with a factory situation and the rise of a strong
  young man whose ability is characterized by the word ‘inevitable’; but
  the excellence of the book is in its fiber ... and a statement of the
  plot conveys but little.” (Outlook.) “Among the characters which are
  many and diversified, the most interesting, probably, is the bluff old
  colonel who is a sort of self appointed oracle of the town. This
  Yankee Mars struts through the book with the air of a man who has
  smelt powder and who knows a thing or two, and the way in which he
  imposes what he calls his opinions upon the yokels of Hampstead is
  very wonderful.” (Lit. D.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A good, readable story, and an interesting contribution to that
  modern type of American fiction which depicts our keen, progressive
  industrial life, alongside of the life of society and of the home.”
  Frederic Taber Cooper.

      + =Bookm.= 24: 249. N. ’06. 270w.

    + – =Lit. D.= 33: 473. O. 6, ’06. 160w.

  “Mr. Arthur Goodrich had a good story to tell. He has told it very
  cleverly, too, although with overmuch coquetry with his plot in the
  first third of the book.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 669. O. 13, ’06. 470w.

  “It is one of the truest studies of the phase of American life of
  which it treats that have been made in fiction, and also one of the
  most interesting of the novels of the season.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 808. D. 1, ’06. 100w.

  “The novel is overcrowded. There is excellent material, but too much
  of it. Yet there are evidences of marked ability—occasional touches
  which reveal the fine creative instinct.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 335. O. 6, ’06. 160w.

  “The combination of industrialism and politics and love makes a book
  which rises above the level of most of its contemporaries.”

    + + =World To-Day.= 11: 1221. N. ’06. 160w.


=Gordon, William Clark.= Social ideals of Alfred Tennyson as related to
his time. *$1.50. Univ. of Chicago press.

  Following an introductory chapter on Literature and social science in
  which the author and literature he treats Social conditions in England
  in the time of Tennyson, Tennyson’s idea of man, Tennyson’s idea of
  woman, The family, Society, Social institutions, and Democracy and
  progress. Restating the main points of his summary and conclusions.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “His book is a creditable summary of the forces and conditions
  prevalent in Great Britain while Tennyson was writing.”

      + =Acad.= 71: 391. O. 20, ’06. 740w.

  “It is a painstaking production, provided with many extracts and many
  more for reference.”

    + + =Dial.= 41: 94. Ag. 16, ’06. 50w.

  “As a thesis for the doctorate this essay is an instructive example of
  the bewildering effect of a study of sociology.”

    – + =Nation.= 83: 190. Ag. 30, ’06. 670w.

  “Really Mr. Gordon expresses himself very well, and most of what he
  says is true, but mayn’t we hope that a plain man reading his favorite
  poet may yet be permitted to do his own thinking?”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 657. O. 6, ’06. 500w.


=Gorky, Maxim, pseud. (Alicksel Maximovitch Preschkov).= Creatures that
once were men: a story; tr. from the Russian by J. K. M. Shirazi, with
an introd. by G. K. Chesterton. 75c. Funk.

  Mr. Chesterton in his introduction says: “This story is a test case of
  the Russian manner, for it is in itself a study of decay, a study of
  failure, and a study of old age.” “Gorky’s tale is pessimistic and
  contains all the hard, realistic word-painting which is characteristic
  of him.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Story one can hardly call it. It is just one of Gorky’s photographs.”

    + – =Acad.= 68: 280. Mr. 18, ’05. 1090w.

  “Mr. Shirazi has rendered his author fairly well; perhaps he uses a
  little too much slang. The foot-notes are also meagre.”

    + – =Ath.= 1905, 1: 335. Mr. 18. 210w.

        =Ind.= 61: 398. Ag. 16, ’06. 300w.

  “We have enjoyed Mr. Chesterton’s fifteen pages, however, much more
  than Maxim Gorky’s ninety-four. Anything more dismal ... we have never
  seen.”

    + – =Spec.= 94: 373. Mr. 11, ’05. 160w.


=Goschen, George Joachim.= Essays and addresses on economic questions.
$5. Longmans.

  A statement of Lord Goschen’s economic creed as a business man and a
  statesman, besides being a survey of all the most important economic
  aspects of English history during the period covered, 1865–1893. “The
  most important ‘pieces’ in the present volume are not of a
  philosophical character, but are devoted to the discussion of specific
  remedies for specific economic evils.” (Lond. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “We confidently recommend this volume to every student of economics
  and political science.”

    + + =Acad.= 70: 58. Ja. 20, ’06. 1820w.

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 719. N. 25. 660w.

  “Lord Goschen’s ‘Introductory notes’ will probably attract more
  attention than the essays to which they are prefixed.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 4: 354. O. 27, ’05. 1360w.

  “In all of them he shows that firm grasp both of facts and of
  principles that has characterized his economic writing.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 228. Mr. 15, ’06. 1160w.

      + =Sat. R.= 100: 753. D. 9, ’05. 1720w.

  “In all of [the various essays] will be found, combined with the gift
  of lucid and forcible expression, the sagacity and almost excessive
  caution, the careful attention to facts and the skillful analysis of
  figures to which the public is accustomed in their author.”

    + + =Spec.= 95: 759. N. 11, ’05. 1480w.


=Gosse, Edmund William=, ed. British portrait painters and engravers of
the eighteenth century, Kneller to Reynolds. *$50; *$70. Goupil.

  This volume “is not so much a history of the subject as it is a
  collection of plates after those mezzotints, ‘plain and colored,’ in
  which the enchanting portraits painted by fashionable artists who were
  also men of genius, were reproduced with an elegance and skill
  unsurpassed by the originals.... Mr. Gosse’s text provides an
  instructive accompaniment to the illustrations, but it is as a picture
  gallery in little that this will find its appreciative public.”—Atlan.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The introductory essay on the status of the portrait painter during
  the eighteenth century has afforded Mr. Gosse a theme to which his
  wide knowledge of eighteenth-century literature has enabled him to do
  full justice.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 902. D. 30. 1240w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “The plates in their turn are so well made that in some, if not in all
  cases, they actually rival the qualities of the mezzotints from which
  they are taken.” Royal Cortissoz.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 270. F. ’06. 290w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “A perfectly adequate introduction.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 397. F. 15, ’06. 680w. (Review of v. 1.)

  “It is not very easy to say on what principle the illustrations are
  here chosen, and it certainly would have been better to arrange them
  according to the painters than to group them alphabetically according
  to the name of the subject. Mr. Gosse’s essay has two great merits. It
  is extremely readable, and it brings out with remarkable clearness the
  extraordinary change that passed over the position of the portrait
  painter after the advent of Reynolds.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 30. Ja. 26, ’06. 940w. (Review of v. 1.)


=Gosse, Edmund William.= Coventry Patmore. **$1. Scribner.

  Reviewed by George Trobridge.

        =Westminster R.= 165: 76. Ja. ’06. 7860w.


=Gosse, Edmund William.= French profiles. *$1.60. Dodd.

  “All in all, Mr. Gosse’s ‘French profiles’ is a volume to strengthen
  the present ‘entente cordiale’ between English and French by
  contributing towards mutual understanding and appreciation.” Arthur G.
  Canfield.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 13. Ja. 1, ’06. 1850w.


=Gosse, Edmund William.= Sir Thomas Browne. **75c. Macmillan.

  “To the master of exquisite expression Mr. Gosse does complete justice
  in the last and best chapter of a book which deserves warm praise for
  its judicial temper and fine insight.”

    + + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 827. D. 16. 2580w.

  “An admirably balanced estimate of the author of the ‘Religio
  medici.’”

    + + =Contemporary R.= 88: 906. D. ’05. 850w.

  “It has been prepared with excellent taste and judgment.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 91. Ja. ’06. 50w.

  “Where Mr. Gosse fails in his estimate is in not sufficiently
  recognizing the essentially poetic quality of Browne’s work, apart
  from mere form or style. The absence of a bibliography is the grievous
  fault this book shares with the other volumes of the same series.”

    + – =Dial.= 40: 237. Ap. 1, ’06. 350w.

  “Is not particularly interesting.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 1491. Je. 21, ’06. 220w.

  “It presents its subject in so attractive a light that one who has
  never read Sir Thomas Browne’s books will turn to them with eager
  interest, and one already acquainted with them will reread them with a
  new zest.” Horatio S. Kranz.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 4. Ja. 6, ’06. 2820w.


=Gougar, Mrs. Helen Mar Jackson.= Forty thousand miles of world
wandering. $3. Helen M. Gougar, Lafayette, Ind.

  The author’s recent tour of the world has furnished a wealth of travel
  material out of which she has constructed with great accuracy an
  informing, popular work of interest to the traveler who has covered
  the ground no less than the stay-at-home book tourist. The present-day
  phases of life and institutions appeal to her rather than the dead and
  buried aspects. In keeping with the heavy paper, clear type and
  handsome binding are numerous fine illustrations.

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  “This volume will not prove disappointing, and we can heartily and
  conscientiously recommend it to our readers.”

    + + =Arena.= 35: 215. F. ’06. 4180w.


=Gould, George Milbry.= Biographic clinics. v. 3. Essays concerning the
influence of visual function pathologic and physiologic upon the health
of patients. *$1. Blakiston.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 475. F. 24, ’06. 180w.


=Gould, Rev. Sabine Baring-.= Book of the Rhine from Cleve to Mainz; 8
il. in col. by Trevor Hadden and 48 other il. *$2. Macmillan.

  “No attempt has been made to describe objects of interest that would
  be visited by the traveler or to give a complete history of the Rhine.
  Mr. Gould has attempted to supply information concerning ‘sights’ and
  the meaning and purpose of the objects as well as legends about
  them.... A good deal of the text deals with the history of the
  principal cities, taking up only the most significant events of their
  past and connecting these as closely as possible with their present
  condition and importance.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Baring-Gould is severely historical. When he does tell us a
  story, he is careful to say at the end that it is a fable; and he
  disproves it with dates. His book is a treasure-house of dates.”

  + + – =Acad.= 71: 306. S. 29, ’06. 1090w.

  “In a rather happy-go-lucky fashion, but always pleasantly and
  entertainingly, he discourses of kings and bishops, robber-bands,
  altar-pieces, vintages, and various other matters. It would be very
  easy to point out inaccuracies here and there, but it would be unfair
  to judge such a book from the severely scientific standpoint.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 212. Ag. 25. 260w.

  “All told very simply and directly and in a dry-as-dust manner which
  will probably prevent the book from finding many readers except those
  who take the journey which it describes.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 624. O. 6, ’06. 260w.

  “Mr. Baring-Gould’s book is, as all admirers of his genius would wish
  it to be, eminently characteristic. He has a keen eye for Nature, and
  a keener for objects of interest, archaeological and historical, and
  also a considerable gift of satire, for which, it must be allowed,
  Germany affords not a few occasions.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 498. O. 6, ’06. 240w.


=Gould, Rev. Sabine Baring-.= Book of the Riviera. **$1.50. Dutton.

  Beginning with Provence the author lures his readers on to Le Gai
  Saber, then to Marseilles, Aix, Toulon, Hyères, Draguignan, Cannes,
  Nice, Monaco, Mentone, San Remo, Alassio, and other places by the way,
  ending at Savona, describing the charm of each town, giving hints to
  travelers, telling little stories of the natives, and interspersing
  all with well chosen bits of history, literature and sentiment. Forty
  good photographs of scenery illustrate the volume.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A good map and a better index would greatly improve this book.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 12. Ja. 6. 850w.

      + =Dial.= 41: 72. Ag. 1, ’06. 280w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 872. Ap. 12, ’06. 80w.

    + – =Nation.= 82: 414. My. 17, ’06. 920w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 99. F. 17, ’06. 500w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 508. Ap. ’06. 40w.

  “‘The Riviera’ furnishes Mr. Baring-Gould’s facile pen with a subject
  full of variety. Whatever the theme, it seems to be equally at home.”

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 645. Ap. 28, ’06. 170w.


=Graham, George Washington.= Mecklenburg declaration of independence,
May 20, 1775, and lives of its signers. $1.50. Neale.

  A monograph upon the Mecklenburg declaration of independence which was
  read before the Scotch-Irish society of America in June of 1895. It
  has been enlarged and revised to meet the requirements of publication
  in book form.

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  “Will be found decidedly interesting. It is not equally convincing,
  for, altho it must be conceded that he adduces more documentary
  evidence than did any of his predecessors, Dr. Graham, has, like them,
  seen fit to rely largely on the testimony of assumption and hearsay
  already made familiar through their efforts but inadmissible in the
  court of history.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 801. My. 26, ’06. 1860w.

      – =Nation.= 82: 475. Je. 7, ’06. 1360w.

  “The work, as an effort to validate the document, is one of
  supererogation. As a historical monograph by a high authority,
  however, it deserves to be read.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 360. Je. 2, ’06. 460w.


=Graham, Harry (Col. D. Streamer, pseud.).= Misrepresentative women. $1.
Duffield.

  In “this villainous collection of abominable verse” this modest author
  sings merrily of Eve, Lady Godiva, Marie Corelli, Mrs. Mary Baker
  Eddy, Mrs. Grundy, Dame Rumor, and other good souls who have achieved
  fame in one way or another; then he passes on to, The self-made father
  to the ready-made son, and other extraneous matter.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Dial.= 41: 458. D. 16, ’06. 100w.

  “The point of view as well as the lines are nevertheless clever enough
  to cover a multitude of shortcomings in technique and mere
  construction.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 1399. D. 13, ’06. 50w.

  “Harry Graham’s jingles about ‘Misrepresentative women’ are in the
  same vein as those in his previous volumes of comic verse, and it
  bears some evidence that the vein has been slightly overworked.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 692. O. 20, ’06. 160w.

  “Is the best kind of fooling.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 931. D. 8, ’06. 110w.


=Granger, Anna D.= Skat and how to play it. $1. Matthews.

  Miss Granger has prepared the first real American treatise on skat,
  and offers the student the fundamental principles that govern the
  game.


=Grant, Percy Stickney.= Ad matrem, and other poems. Kimball.

  “Something akin to Miltonic richness meets us in the outset of ‘Ad
  Matrem,’ in the lines depicting the rout of the Greek godheads, before
  the Lux mundi shining over Judean hills.” (Critic.) “The collection of
  poems is not large, but it is stamped throughout with elevation of
  tone, dignity, and often charm of manner.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  Reviewed by Edith M. Thomas.

      + =Critic.= 48: 272. Mr. ’06. 260w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 277. Ap. 28, ’06. 160w.

  “It shows unusual feeling for the resources of difficult meters and
  unusual skill in handling them.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 283. Je. 2, ’06. 500w.


=Grant, Robert.= Law-breakers and other stories. †$1.25. Scribner.

  Besides the title story there are six others in the group,—“George and
  the dragon,” “An exchange of courtesies,” “The romance of a soul,”
  “Against his judgment,” “A surrender,” and “Across the way.” They
  “belong to the literature of exposure.... Each story has a definite
  problem, or rather thesis, clearly stated and logically argued.... The
  question argued in the title story is one that might well form a topic
  for a debating society. It is this: Is a man who cheats the custom
  house officer so fundamentally untrustworthy in character that a good
  woman should not trust her life to him? For the particulars in the
  case and the verdict of the author we must refer our readers to the
  book.” (Ind.)

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  “The impression of the entire collection is one of discouragement.”
  Mary Moss.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 435. Je. ’06. 690w.

  “Is a distinctly stimulating book.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 93. Jl. ’06. 60w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 1047. My. 3, ’06. 170w.

  “Upon the whole, they do not measure up to what we have learned to
  expect from him.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 334. My. 26, ’06. 280w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 383. Je. 16, ’06. 140w.

  “As a whole the stories will strike most readers as not up to the
  level of Judge Grant’s best work.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 814. Ag. 4, ’06. 130w.


=Grant, Robert.= Orchid. †$1.25. Scribner.

  “You merely feel that he is stating a condition, never that he tells
  you the story of one person or group of people.” Mary Moss.

    + – =Atlan.= 97: 52. Ja. ’06. 270w.

  “The book, though it contains an appalling story, is written with
  persiflage and an irony, which is, from first to last, carefully
  concealed.”

      + =Reader.= 6: 91. Je. ’05. 720w.


=Gratacap, Louis Pope.= World as intention: a contribution to teleology.
*$1.25. Eaton.

  “The volume is written in a serious, straightforward manner.”

      + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 165. Ja. ’06. 170w.


=Graves, Algernon=, comp. Royal academy of arts. per v. *$11. Macmillan.

  “It deserves to rank with such an enterprise as the ‘Dictionary of
  national biography.’ to which, indeed it is a complement, and like it,
  should be in every institution, public or private, worthy of the name
  of library.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 342. S. 9. 2180w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “On the whole, however, Mr. Graves is continuing to perform his
  onerous task with every reasonable care, and the more frequently one
  refers to his volumes the more valuable do they seem.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 205. F. 17. 2960w. (Review of v. 3 and 4.)

    + + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 705. Je. 9. 2030w. (Review of v. 5.)

  “We have noticed a good many slight slips, which are probably the
  fault, not of Mr. Graves, but of the compiler of the original
  catalogues.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 79. Jl. 21. 1730w. (Review of v. 6.)

  “As a work of reference for the historian, whether dealing with the
  Academy or with any one of a tremendous company of artists, this
  handsomely printed compilation commends the warmest praise.” Royal
  Cortissoz.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 273. F. ’06. 230w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)

  “Every page, indeed, bears witness to the painstaking accuracy with
  which the thousands of references have been extracted from the
  records.”

    + + =Int. Studio.= 28: 276. My. ’06. 60w. (Review of v. 2–4.)

  “We have said enough to indicate the curious interest of these
  laborious volumes. Much might have been added, both as to the earlier
  and the modern men.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 66. F. 23, ’06. 1480w.

  “Has all the interest of the first.”

  + + + =Nation.= 81: 240. S. 21, ’05. 270w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “It will take its place among the indispensable works of reference.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 340. Mr. 17, ’06. 530w. (Review of v. 2–4.)


=Gray, Charles H.= Lodowick Carliell. *$1.50. Univ. of Chicago press.

  “His work is deserving of all praise.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 28. Ja. 6. 280w.


=Gray, John Thompson.= Kentucky chronicle. $1.50. Neale.

  “Among the Virginia emigrants to The Falls, was Reginald Thornton, a
  stately, kindly gentleman of the old school.” He established himself
  at Lastlands, a few miles from The Falls, and it is the life of his
  children, his grandchildren, their friends and enemies that goes to
  make up this chronicle which is “more than a romance, it is a wisdom
  book.”


=Gray, Maxwell, pseud. (Mary Gleed Tuttiett.)= Great refusal. †$1.50.
Appleton.

  “The ‘great refusal’ is made by the hero, who renounces wealth and
  position to become a common workingman, and eventually embarks in a
  socialistic venture having for its object the establishment of a
  Utopian commonwealth in Africa. These are not his only sacrifices, for
  love also is cast aside, and it is not until the end of much suffering
  that his early passion is replaced by one fixed upon far surer
  foundations. The characterization is excellent, alike of the two
  women, the devoted hero, and his masterful father, whose money seems
  to the son too tainted for legitimate enjoyment.”—Dial.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The author fails chiefly because she has not defined exactly what she
  would be at. In regard to the condition of the poor, her hero is an
  ignoramus.”

    – + =Acad.= 70: 173. F. 24, ’06. 1440w.

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 416. Ap. 7. 270w.

      – =Critic.= 48: 572. Je. ’06. 140w.

  “A singularly charming and appealing book. The style of the novel,
  also, is natural as to dialogue, and charmingly allusive as to
  description.” Wm. M. Payne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 155. Mr. 1, ’06. 210w.

  “The tale is a really thoughtful one, written with a purpose; but
  buried so deeply beneath value the motive at its true worth.”

    – + =Lond. Times.= 5: 52. F. 16, ’06. 170w.

  “Upon the whole, however, the characters are consistent with
  themselves, and the author shows her art by being just to all of
  them.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 146. Mr. 10, ’06. 1350w.

  “The best thing in the novel is the rapid-fire exchange of
  sociological epigrams and paradoxes between a group of Oxford
  undergraduates.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 569. Mr. 10, ’06. 160w.

  “The book is certainly above the average in readability as well as in
  ideals; and though the workmanship does not always reach the level of
  the conception, the main part of the story amply repays the reader for
  wading through what must be acknowledged to be the extreme dullness of
  the first two or three chapters.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 426. Mr. 17, ’06. 350w.


Gray mist, a novel; by the author of “The martyrdom of an empress.”
**$1.50. Harper.

  The fleecy grayness of a Breton mist permeates this story of Pierrek,
  the child who is sent by the sea to the empty arms of a woman whose
  wits are wandering because of the loss of her own baby boy. With true
  Breton faith in the miraculous he is considered hers, grows to manhood
  on the Breton cliffs, marries the girl of his choice, becomes a loving
  husband, and a happy father, only to learn thru a woman’s jealousy
  that his mother of mothers is not his own and that his wife is his own
  sister. Then indeed the grey mist envelops him and he goes back to the
  gray sea leaving those he loves in sorrow and facing a hopeless future
  which the impenetrable mists of life and death envelope like a shroud.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It cannot be called satisfactory as a whole, and the conclusion is
  too annoying to be tragic.”

      – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 614. N. 17. 300w.

  “The whole tone of the present volume is as false as possible—little
  short of maudlin.”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 771. N. 24. ’06. 240w.

  “A pleasantly written story, but it is curiously deficient in the
  dramatic quality which justifies a tragic ending, and there is every
  reason for averting the final catastrophe.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 892. D. 8, ’06. 70w.


=Greely, Adolphus Washington.= Handbook of Polar discoveries. $1.50.
Little.

  Following the topical method of treatment, General Greely has compiled
  from original narratives “such data of accomplished results as may
  subserve the inquiries of the busy man who often wishes to know what,
  when, and where, rather than how.” All important Arctic geographic
  additions to knowledge are given as well as the more important
  scientific investigations. The table of contents includes; Early
  Northwest voyages to 1750, Nova Zembla, The northeast passage,
  Spitzbergen, Behring strait, The northwest passage, Franklin’s last
  voyages, North-polar voyages, The islands of the Siberian ocean, Franz
  Josef land, The Antarctic regions in general, and chapters upon the
  African, Australian, Pacific and American quadrants.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is a great public service to have these voluminous narratives
  studied, digested, criticised and reported by the foremost authority
  on the subject.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1117. N. 8, ’06. 120w.

  “A few ... serious misstatements or misprints ... have crept in as the
  result of imperfect revision of the earlier text.”

  + + – =Nation.= 83: 493. D. 6, ’06. 490w.

  “It is the polar vade mecum in English.” Cyrus C. Adams.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 845. D. 8, ’06. 340w.


=Green, Allen Ayrault.= Good fairy and the bunnies; 11 full-page il. in
col. and 10 chapter headings by Frank Richardson. $1.50. McClurg.

  The purpose of this story is to relieve the grief of boys and girls
  who lose pets by suggesting to their minds the possibility that the
  good animals of the earth are, after death transported to a beautiful
  land on a star above.

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        =Ind.= 61: 1411. D. 13, ’06. 20w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 752. N. 17, ’06. 90w.

  “There are plenty of pictures in colors ... but their style is not of
  the best.”

      – =R. of Rs.= 34: 766. D. ’06. 20w.


=Green, Anna Katharine (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs).= Circular study. *50c.
Fenno.

  A popular edition of a story which appeared first in 1900. It is a
  mystery story whose crime, discovered to have been committed in self
  defense, involves a dramatic tale of revenge and love.

                  *       *       *       *       *

    + – =Nation.= 82: 390. My. 10, ’06. 110w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 293. My. 5, ’06. 70w.


=Green, Anna Katharine (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs).= Woman in the alcove.
†$1.50. Bobbs.

  A mystery story which runs a rapid and exciting course to the
  inevitable solution opens upon a brilliant private ball. A gorgeously
  appareled woman with a diamond on her breast too vivid for most women
  is murdered in an alcove, and the gem hidden in the woman’s gloves is
  discovered later in the possession of innocent Rita Van Arsdale. Her
  lover is accused of the deed, and the interest of the story becomes
  identified with this determined young woman’s efforts to free him from
  the charge of guilt.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is one of the best of Anna Katharine Green’s detective novels and
  displays all the remarkable ingenuity that marks the best work of the
  famous author of ‘The Leavenworth case.’”

      + =Arena.= 36: 107. Jl. ’06. 190w.

        =Critic.= 49: 93. Jl. ’06. 80w.

  “One does not look for character drawing or social analysis in such
  books, but it requires no small skill to write them as acceptably as
  does Mrs. Green, who pleases her large constituency well.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 338. Ag. 9, ’06. 130w.

  “Anna Katharine Green’s hand has assuredly lost its cunning if ‘The
  woman in the alcove’ is to be accepted as the criterion of her present
  workmanship.”

      – =Lit. D.= 32: 918. Ja. 16, ’06. 120w.

  “One of the most fascinating books of its kind, superior in content,
  it seems to us, to either ‘The filigree ball’ or ‘The millionaire
  baby,’ and as absorbing in the reading as those or any of their
  predecessors.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 293. My. 5, ’06. 280w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 386. Je. 16, ’06. 110w.

  “This is a fairly good detective story, but not the best.”

      + =Outlook.= 83: 142. My. 19, ’06. 60w.

      + =Spec.= 96: 950. Je. 16, ’06. 150w.


=Green, Evelyn Everett-.= Secret of Wold Hall. †$1. McClurg.

  “It belongs to the innocuous class of respectable mediocrities, and is
  not bad to rest one’s mind upon.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 4. Ja. 6, ’06. 200w.


=Greene, Charles Ezra.= Structural mechanics, comprising the strength
and resistance of materials and elements of structural design; with
examples and problems. *$2.50. Wiley.

  “Published in 1897, this book has become well known. It stands
  intermediate between the ordinary textbook on Mechanics of materials
  and such books as Johnson’s Framed structures.... The book is
  evidently framed for use; and one who has studied mechanics and has
  the general fundamentals fixed in his mind will, in the shortest time,
  find out what to do, or the information necessary for action.... The
  new edition, now under review, contains 240 pages, whereas the 1897
  (first) edition contained 268 pages; this, too, notwithstanding the
  insertion of explanatory and introductory sentences in various parts
  of the text.”—Engin. N.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The chief feature of the book is compactness of treatment without
  sacrifice of clearness of statement.” W. Kendrick Hatt.

  + + + =Engin. N.= 55: 74. Ja. 18, ’06. 2060w.


=Greene, Cordelia Agnes.= Art of keeping well; with a biography by
Elizabeth P. Gordon. **$1.25. Dodd.

  A memorial volume by virtue of the sketch of Dr. Greene’s life to
  which the last half of the book is devoted. “The part contributed by
  Dr. Greene contains some eighteen articles on subjects connected
  rather with hygiene than with medicine, all of them supporting the
  title given to the book.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 228. Ap. 7, ’06. 230w.

  “A sensible book of advice.”

        =Outlook.= 82: 715. Mr. 24, ’06. 80w.


=Greene, Frances N., and Kirk, Dolly Williams.= With spurs of gold.
†$1.50. Little.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 104. F. 17, ’06. 260w.


=Greene, Maria Louise.= Development of religious liberty in Connecticut.
**$2. Houghton.

  “A welcome and creditable addition to the small list of valuable works
  on American ecclesiastical history.... The chief bones of contention
  in Connecticut were, of course, the Halfway Covenant and the Saybrook
  Platform; and to the development of these great statements, and of the
  controversies which centered round them, Miss Greene pays detailed and
  patient attention.... The bibliography lists the principal
  authorities, including much contemporary material hitherto little
  used.”—Nation.

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  “Careful and scholarly treatise.”

    + + =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 687. Ap. ’06. 620w.

  Reviewed by Eri B. Hulbert.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 358. Ap. ’06. 430w.

  “With much learning and insight into the meaning of events, with a
  lucid style and without prejudice, Dr. Greene has written a valuable
  religious history of Connecticut.” George Hodges.

    + + =Atlan.= 97: 413. Mr. ’06. 330w.

    + + =Critic.= 48: 477. My. ’06. 120w.

  “The treatment of this subject is admirable, and is a distinct
  contribution to the history of our national development. The placing
  of the references to authorities in the appendix seems to us an
  objectionable arrangement.”

  + + – =Dial.= 41: 73. Ag. 1, ’06. 170w.

  “Miss Greene is neither partial nor hostile, and her work, if it errs
  somewhat in feeling, is well stored with facts.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 201. Mr. 8, ’06. 310w.

      + =R. of Rs.= 33: 509. Ap. ’06. 120w.

  “The volume as a whole is one to be welcomed by students of
  Connecticut history.” Williston Walker.

      + =Yale R.= 15: 96. My. ’06. 480w.


=Greene, Robert.= Plays and poems; ed. by J. Churton Collins. 2v. *$6.
Oxford.

  Prof. Collins says, “I determined to spare no pains to make this
  edition, so far at least as the text was concerned, a final one.” “It
  preserves the original spelling not even removing the confusion of i
  and j, of u and v. Such indications of scene and stage business as the
  editor contributes himself, or as he takes over from Dyce, he sets
  apart in brackets. He transcribes in full from the Alleyn treasures at
  Dulwich, the manuscript part from which the actor studied Orlando in
  Greene’s ‘Orlando Furioso,’ a most interesting fragment, which sheds
  light on the customs of the Elizabethan playhouses. He collects all
  the songs out of Greene’s novels. He discusses in detail, with full
  knowledge and with robust common sense, all the many uncertainties
  connected with the biography and with the bibliography of his author.”
  (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Although, the value and interest of this research is unquestionable,
  we must yet take exception to Dr. Churton Collin’s arrangement of the
  actual text of the plays. The general introduction is long and
  learned; but it is in many respects disappointing. The special
  introductions are, however, of marked importance.”

    + – =Acad.= 69: 1252. D. 2, ’05. 1430w.

  “Prof. Collins cannot be charged with an excess of enthusiasm in this
  venture. There are signs of weariness in the attempt to correct and
  improve upon his predecessors.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 471. Ap. 21. 1740w.

  “In fulness and accuracy it is, as it should be, up to the level which
  has long been required in the case of the Greek and Latin classics,
  and, we might add also, in the case of writers of the mediaeval
  period. The notes especially are replete with learning.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 410. My. 17, ’06. 2240w.

  “It is pleasant to be able to welcome the ‘Greene’ of Prof. Churton
  Collins as a worthy companion to the ‘Kyd’ of Prof. Boas.” Brander
  Matthews.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 222. Ap. 7, ’06. 1590w.

  “What we are glad of is the opportunity of reading him at large in so
  delightful a text.”

    + + =Sat. R.= 101: 261. Mr. 3, ’06. 1990w.

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 537. Ap. 7, ’06. 1200w.


=Greene, Sarah P. McLean.= Power Lot. †$1.50. Baker.

  Power Lot, God Help Us is the full name of this bleak little Nova
  Scotia hamlet, and the story of its people as Captain Jim, a sailor on
  the Bay of Fundy, tells it, is quaint and very human. The main plot,
  concerns Robert Hilton, a dissolute youth who has been wasting his
  inherited wealth in New York and who is marooned by the family doctor
  upon these windswept cliffs, and Mary, the girl whom Captain Jim
  himself loved but could not win. The regeneration of Robert thru work
  and right living finally brings out his real character and makes him
  worthy of both Mary and his great wealth, and to show how this is
  accomplished the rugged life of the coast inhabitants and their
  constant fight against poverty is pictured with sympathy and humor.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “So much of the psychology of ‘Power lot’ is true, and not without
  interest, whether the reformation of the hero be credible or
  otherwise.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 756. S. 27, ’06. 380w.

  “Whole chapters might be omitted with advantage, but the story itself
  is a real story, full of quaint turns of humor and sentiment, and told
  with a peculiar eloquence and a strong feeling for dramatic effect.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 553. S. 8, ’06. 600w.

      + =Outlook.= 84: 239. S. 22, ’06. 70w.

        =Putnam’s.= 1: 319. D. ’06. 50w.


=Greenidge, Abel Hendy Jones.= History of Rome during the later republic
and early principate. 6 vols. v. I, *$3.50. Dutton.

  “The work is disappointing as a whole from its lack of directness,
  proportion, and continuity.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 414. Ap. 7. 890w.


=Greenshields, E. B.= Landscape painting and modern Dutch artists. **$2.
Baker.

  A history of landscape painting from the awakening of art in the
  thirteenth century to the recent French impressionists and the modern
  revival in Holland. The author’s object is to lead the art student to
  separate the “thought and the personal vision” of the master from the
  great technical skill which is the servant that makes possible its
  expression on canvas. This detachment leads to the subjective study
  that interprets individuality.

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  “The text is concise and to the point.”

      + =Critic.= 48: 377. Ap. ’06. 90w.

  “Mr. Greenshields, who has established himself as an authority on the
  artists under discussion, has approached his task with ardor, and has
  assembled his material with an eye keen both to the true and the
  interesting.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 300. My. 1, ’06. 300w.

  “This is largely composed of somewhat imperfectly fused essays,
  neither profound nor novel, but agreeably written and giving
  information that will be helpful to many in teaching them how to see
  pictures.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 805. Ap. 5, ’06. 210w.

        =Nation.= 82: 279. Ap. 5, ’06. 150w.

  “A pleasing typographical as well as convenient feature of the book
  will be found in its marginal notes.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 245. Ap. 14, ’06. 560w.

      + =Outlook.= 83: 671. Jl. 21, ’06. 70w.

        =Pub. Opin.= 40: 542. Ap. 28, ’06. 140w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 767. Je. ’06. 50w.

  “Without adding anything fresh to our knowledge, the writer gives an
  excellent summary of the rise and development of landscape painting
  from early Renaissance times to the present day.”

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 1011. Je. 30, ’06. 130w.


=Greenslet, Ferris.= James Russell Lowell, his life and work. **$1.50.
Houghton.

  “It is the more surprising therefore, that a man who is steeped in
  Lowell should on occasion himself write so vilely.”

    – + =Acad.= 70: 201. Mr. 3, ’06. 1100w.

  “There is a manifest danger that some of the merits of substance may
  be hidden by the tricks of manner. The genuine merits are so many and
  so positive that it would be the greatest of pities for the
  apprehensive reader too quickly to take alarm and lose the benefits of
  Mr. Greenslet’s searching study of Lowell the man and the writer.” M.
  A. De Wolfe Howe.

  + + – =Atlan.= 97: 111. Ja. ’06. 740w.

  “A compact record of this many-sided life and a really judicial
  discussion of the poet’s place in literature—the first essentially
  critical biography of Lowell yet attempted.” W. E. Simonds.

  + + + =Dial.= 40: 119. F. 16, ’06. 1290w.

  “The book as a whole is well done, the smaller details being handled
  with fondness for such details, and the critical notes touching all
  the sensitive points.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 286. F. 1, ’06. 300w.

  “A very painstaking and creditable, but uninspired, monograph.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 101. Mr. 23, ’06. 570w.

  “It is hardly possible to speak too highly of Mr. Greenslet’s
  performance. In addition to an unusually ample literary outfit, he
  possesses the critic’s instinct and insight, and his almost unfailing
  touchstone.”

  + + + =Nation.= 82: 180. Mr. 1, ’06. 2130w.

  + + + =Nation.= 82: 205. Mr. 8, ’06. 2130w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 119. Ja. ’06. 40w.

  “Mr. Greenslet’s book is an excellent performance. A better portrait
  of the man one could not wish to see.”

  + + + =Spec.= 96: 228. F. 10, ’06. 610w.


=Greenwood, James Mickleborough=, ed. Successful teaching: fifteen
studies by practical teachers; prize winners in the national educational
contest of 1905; with an introd. by J. M. Greenwood. *$1. Funk.

  Fifteen essays which “are intended to help teachers in their daily
  work; to give them broader views of teaching certain subjects, better
  methods of presentation, and deeper insight into the thoughts,
  feelings, emotions, desires, passions, and aspirations of a developing
  human soul.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book will prove valuable as an additional book of reference to
  teachers who have available the more systematic and exhaustive
  treatises.”

      + =Bookm.= 24: 296. N. ’06. 140w.

  “The contributions are of varying merit, tho on the whole excellent.”

      + =Ind.= 61: 936. O. 18, 06. 90w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 384. S. ’06. 50w.


=Grey, Edward C. W.= St. Giles’s of the lepers. $1.50. Longmans.

  This large London parish took its name from the hospital for lepers
  founded by the queen of Henry I. The author who labored here for
  thirty years sketches the history and describes the recent attempts to
  uplift the people who are sheltered within its limits. Among the most
  interesting chapters are those which tell of the author’s experiences
  as a Guardian of the poor, and his account of the founding of the
  Boys’ institute.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Had [Mr. Grey’s] life been spared, the few errors we have come across
  would doubtless have been corrected, and his work, as a book of
  reference, rendered more valuable by the addition of an index.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 477. Ap. 21. 590w.

  “His reminiscences are not so valuable as his history, but they round
  out a book unpretending, but very interesting.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 893. D. 16, ’05. 620w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 180. F. 10, ’06. 130w.

      + =Spec.= 95: 872. N. 25, ’05. 330w.


=Griffiths, Arthur George Frederick.= Passenger from Calais. †$1.25.
Page.

  This story which records a series of adventures that begin in a
  sleeping-car between Calais and Basle, and come to an end on the north
  African shore as sprightly as one could wish. Briefly told, Lord
  Blackadder divorces his wife. She wishes to escape with her child whom
  the father also cares to possess. In order to facilitate her flight by
  confusing the confidential agents who might follow her, she and her
  twin sister gowned alike, and accompanied by maids closely resembling
  one another journey in different directions, the one with the child
  and the other with a dummy. The flight and the pursuit give rise to
  numerous exciting situations.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The trouble with ‘The passenger from Calais’ ... is the lack of a
  certain magnetic something which in the story of mystery leads the
  reader onward more or less breathless, through a mass of details
  cunningly arranged to impede his progress and inflame his curiosity.”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 81. F. 10, ’06. 280w.


=Grinnell, William Morton.= Social theories and social facts. **$1.
Putnam.

  A discussion of the subject of the economic and social conditions of
  to-day with the following chapter headings: Natural and artificial
  laws; Trusts; Competition; Socialism; Legislation; Labor; The Cost of
  living; Course of wages; Railway rates. “The chief value in Mr.
  Grinnell’s book is that it points out the difference between political
  and industrial socialism and in so doing emphasizes both the true
  function and the real value of the corporation as a contrivance for
  the distribution of wealth.” (Outlook.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Nowadays it is comparatively rare to find anyone holding so
  consistently a laissez faire policy as does the author in this little
  volume.”

    + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 419. Mr. ’06. 150w.

  “It is not a closely reasoned exposition, nor one characterized by
  breadth of view. The facts are not critically examined to determine
  their real meaning, and they are not always accurate. Occasionally
  sweeping statements are made as if the facts were well established.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 378. Ap. ’06. 150w.

  Reviewed by Charles Richmond Henderson.

        =Dial.= 40: 297. My. 1, ’06. 150w.

  “It is impossible to find in the book a central idea or a consistent
  standpoint.”

      – =Ind.= 60: 1286. My. 31, 06. 130w.

  “It is unfortunate that the author of this book, by his assumptions,
  extravagances and inaccuracies, not to say errors, impairs the worth
  of a work which contains some very valuable suggestions.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 572. Mr. 10, ’06. 490w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 509. Ap. ’06. 90w.


=Grove, Sir George.= Grove’s dictionary of music and musicians; new ed.
thoroughly rev. and greatly enlarged; ed. by J. A. Fuller Maitland. 5v.
ea. **$5. Macmillan.

  + + + =Acad.= 70: 483. My. 19, ’06. 700w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “It is, of course, impossible for Mr. Maitland to verify every
  statement made in old articles and in those of new contributors.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 458. Ap. 14. 1000w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “No exception can be taken to the scholarly character both of the
  revised and the new matter.”

  + + + =Dial.= 40: 267. Ap. 16, ’06. 330w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “Americans do not receive quite as full treatment as might have been
  asked for them legitimately in a book intended just as largely for the
  American as for the British market.”

  + + – =Ind.= 61: 155. Jl. 19, ’06. 480w.

  “In dealing with matters of smaller importance the level reached and
  sustained is a high one. The work has been conspicuously well done, as
  regards both editing and production ... we have been hard put to
  discover flaws.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 134. Ap. 12, ’06. 2620w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “The shortcomings of the new ‘Grove’ are few compared with its many
  sterling qualities.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 413. My. 17, ’06. 580w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “There is a table of corrections of errors in the first volume at the
  end of this, and there will doubtless be more corrections in the third
  volume.” Richard Aldrich.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 253. Ap. 21, ’06. 1110w. (Review of v. 2.)

  + + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 510. Ap. ’06. 100w. (Review of v. 2.)


=Grundy, Mabel Barnes-.= Hazel of Heatherland. †$1.50. Baker.

  Hazel of Heatherland is a head-strong young heroine whose refractory
  doings are refreshing and forgivable. Her whims form a sort of
  froufrou of caprice against the background of Robert Underwick’s
  plain, sturdy qualities. The romance of these two is aided by clever
  Aunt Menelophe who is not so much a match-maker as a tactful student
  of “fluffy bits of inanity.” So she characterizes some women, and
  would be of service to them.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 160. Mr. 17, ’06. 270w.

  “The author evidently knows rural England as well as how to write a
  pleasing story.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 908. Ap. 21, ’06. 90w.

  “Is freshly and amusingly written.”

      + =Sat. R.= 99: 601. My. 6, ’06. 140w.


=Guerber, Helene Adeline.= How to prepare for Europe. **$2. Dodd.

  A popular handbook “How to prepare for Europe” is a “comprehensive
  work written in a popular vein. There are chapters on the history of
  each country, its literature and art, a vocabulary in six languages,
  bibliographies of history, art, travel, etc., and other material for
  the European traveler.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The tourist should by all means secure this book as a supplement to
  his indispensable Baedeker.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 394. Je. 16, ’06. 260w.

  “These bibliographies would have been more useful, if price,
  publisher, and some indication of their relative value had been
  given.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 871. Ap. 12, ’06. 70w.

  “A useful little book that need not be depreciated as over-ambitious,
  since it is light in the hand and most compact and clearly printed.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 365. My. 3, ’06. 420w.

  “A useful handbook, covering a different field from any single volume
  of which we know.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 908. Ap. 21, ’06. 80w.


=Guerville, A. B. de.= New Egypt. **$5. Dutton.

  “A book of description combining history, geography, and travel.... M.
  de Guerville has found that there really is a new Egypt, and that,
  moreover, it is quite willing to be studied and analyzed.” (R. of Rs.)
  “For the most part the illustrations in the present work are portraits
  of well known natives, types, and scenes, as well as pictures of
  English and French personages connected with Egypt’s recent history.”
  (N. Y. Times.)

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  “If scandal is more amusing to his mind than politics, we do not blame
  him, for the scandal adds colour and merriment to his narrative. Nor
  should it be forgotten that his observation is as honest as it is
  quick.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 279. Mr. 24, ’06. 130w.

  “A very entertaining book, which no one who concerns himself with
  things Egyptian can afford to pass by.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 420. Ap. 7. 590w.

  “We commend the book for its valuable information, for its pungent
  style, and for its sprightly gossip about things Egyptian.” H. E.
  Coblentz.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 235. Ap. 1, ’06. 360w.

  “His account of the rapid advance of civilization into the Sudan will
  be as surprising as it is interesting to most readers.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 873. Ap. 12, ’06. 150w.

  “A book as readable by reason of its style as by its intrinsic merit.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 370. My. 3, ’06. 1820w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 62. F. 3, ’06. 320w.

  “On the whole, the book is one of the best on its subject yet
  published.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 111. F. 24, ’06. 190w.

  “Despite occasional blemishes, the book is worth reading.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 82: 522. Mr. 3, ’06. 350w.

  “Entertainingly written.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 381. Mr. ’06. 130w.


=Guinan, Rev. Joseph.= Soggarth Aroon. $1.25. Benziger.

  Chapters from the experiences of an Irish country curate, first
  appearing in the “Ave Maria” and now amended and enlarged.


=Gull, Cyril Arthur Ranger (Guy Thorne, pseud.).= Lost cause. †$1.50.
Putnam.

  Mr. Thorne’s preface states: “‘Protestantism’ within the church is a
  lost cause, it is dying, and for just this reason the clamor is
  loudest, the misrepresentation more furious and envenomed.... The
  author ... attacks those of the extreme ‘Protestants’ whom he believes
  to be insincere and who rebel against the truth for their own ends....
  Finally, the noisiest ‘Protestants’ are hitting the Church as hard as
  they can. The author has endeavored to hit back as hard as he can.”
  The book treats this theme with dramatic intensity.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Mr. Guy Thorne is not very skilful at handling even the small craft
  he has set sail in. His devices are of the easy and conventional order
  and his people lack vitality and breadth of human souls. His book is
  not one to be regarded except as a warning and example of the
  sacrifice of literature to opinion.”

      – =Acad.= 69: 821. Ag. 12, ’05. 920w.

      – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 171. Ag. 5. 280w.

  “The venom of the book is, upon the whole, confined to its preface,
  and it portrays some exalted Christian characters, and at times a
  spirit truly catholic, in the accepted sense of the term.”

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 114. F. 24, ’06. 520w.

      + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 153. F. 3, ’06. 90w.


=Gull, Cyril Arthur Ranger (Guy Thorne, pseud.).= Made in His image.
†$1.50. Jacobs.

  How Charles Bosanquet, minister of industrial affairs, framed a
  measure which settled for a time the problem of the great army of the
  unemployable in London, and what came of it, is the burden of this
  story. First the starving masses are drawn, hideous, menacing,
  parasites upon the working poor; then comes the minister’s solution;
  those whom the courts deem unfit for society are to be made slaves for
  life. This is the beginning of that awful thing, the slave colony in
  the Cornish hinterland at which the Christian world stood aghast. Thru
  all this a love story is developed. Bosanquet and his old friend, John
  Hazel, now his political opponent, both love Muriel, an active worker
  in the anti-slavery league. And then the day comes when the slaves
  break loose!

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Strange though its theme and remarkable the treatment, this novel
  shows its greatest touch of genius in its ending.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 772. N. 24, ’06. 240w.


=Gunne, Evelyn.= Silver trail; poems. $1.25. Badger, R. G.

  The author has followed her silver trail to learn its mystery. Her
  verse goes hither and yon for themes, sometimes beyond the mountain,
  to the sunset, more often far afield. The lines all breathe
  possibility, hope, buoyancy.


=Gunsaulus, Frank W.= Paths to power; Central church sermons. *$1.25.
Revell.

      + =Ind.= 59: 1541. D. 28, ’05. 180w.


=Gwatkin, Henry Melville.= Eye for spiritual things: and other sermons.
*$1.50. Scribner.

  “Some twenty-eight sermons.... English sermons of the best type....
  The ... volume ranges over a wide class of subjects, though no theme
  is handled which is not of importance in the religious life. The point
  of view is indicated in the following sentence: ‘The knowledge of God
  is not to be learned by sacrificing reason to feeling, or feeling to
  reason, by ascetic observance or by orthodox belief; it is given
  freely to all that purify themselves with all the force of heart and
  soul and mind.’”—Nation.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Strong and thoughtful sermons.”

    + + =Bib. World.= 28: 160. Ag. ’06. 10w.

  “They are chaste and dignified, orderly and quiet, without screaming
  for oratorical effect, conveying a happy sensation of established
  faith and power held in reserve.”

      + =Nation.= 83: 36. Jl. 12, ’06. 210w.

  “They have real originality and independence of thought, a fine power
  of description, and an eloquence which is free from mere rhetoric; on
  the other hand he drags in controversy sometimes when it is not
  necessary, and it is just when he denounces dogma and tradition and
  the Roman Church that he deteriorates and tends to become
  commonplace.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 101: 699. Je. 2, ’06. 190w.


=Gwatkin, Henry Melville.= Knowledge of God. 2v. *$3.75. Scribner.

  “These volumes present in rearranged form the Gifford lectures at
  Edinburgh in 1904 and 1905 by the Professor of Ecclesiastical history
  in Cambridge, England. What man has discovered concerning God through
  God’s revelation of himself to man is the theme given by the title.
  The first series discusses the reality and character of such a
  revelation and discovery of God in the universe and in man. The second
  series is devoted to a historico-critical survey of its development
  from the stage of primitive religion to the present.”—Outlook.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The book is studded with memorable phrases and incisive comments, and
  rises at times to serene and lofty eloquence. The value of the book is
  that it is a sort of philosophy of history by a man intimately
  acquainted with every detail of the subject, and entirely free from
  the bias of the ecclesiastic. We cannot help thinking that Prof.
  Gwatkin would have strengthened his book by a more sympathetic
  attitude. For all that it is stimulating, and by its very decision,
  useful, and above all things, interesting and brilliant.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 265. S. 8. 1450w.

        =Lond. Times.= 5: 274. Ag. 10, ’06. 1540w.

  “With the work as a whole one must confess to disappointment. Dr.
  Gwatkin would appear to be most broad and tolerant in many respects,
  but his manner toward Roman Catholics is sometimes offensive.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 310. O. 11, ’06. 540w.

  “Whatever defects may be attributed to his work, its philosophic
  thought and warmth of feeling make it a worthy continuation of the
  work of his predecessors in the Gifford lectureship.”

  + + – =Outlook.= 83: 711. Ag. 18, ’06. 520w.

  “It is a pity that the value of these lectures is seriously
  compromised by a singular inability to do justice to any form of
  Christian thought except the Evangelical.”

    + – =Sat. R.= 102: 489. O. 20, ’06. 1820w.


                                   H


=Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August.= Last words on evolution: a
popular retrospect and summary; tr. from 2nd ed. by Joseph McCabe. *$1.
Eckler.

  Three lectures which reiterate Professor Haeckel’s views of human life
  and destiny as affected by the doctrine of evolution. They are as
  follows: The controversy about creation, The struggle over our
  genealogical tree and The controversy over the soul.

        =Dial.= 41: 400. D. 1, ’06. 80w.

        =Ind.= 61: 1291. N. 29, ’06. 480w.

        =Nature.= 74: 27. My. 10, ’06. 330w.

        =Spec.= 97: sup. 467. O. 6, ’06. 300w.


=Hagar, Frank Nichols.= American family: a sociological problem. $1.50
Univ. pub. soc.

  “The author brings to his task the special training of a lawyer and
  considerable reading in the history of institutions. He discusses sex,
  theories of primitive and historical forms of domestic life, the
  decadence of the Yankees, occupations of women, matrimonial law,
  divorce, free love, education, industrial influences, democracy....
  The volume illustrates the fact that men with legal training can
  render a valuable service to sociology by calling attention to the
  obstacles which the law itself presents when it is no longer fitted to
  contemporary conditions.”—Am. J. Soc.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is a serious work with a conservative purpose. Perhaps the most
  useful and instructive parts are the discussions of the decadence in
  the Yankee stock, the danger of foreign inundation, and the law of
  property affecting husband and wife.” C. R. Henderson.

      + =Am. J. Soc.= 11: 703. Mr. ’06. 300w.

  “Dispatching many of the grave questions connected with the family in
  sweeping generalizations, the author is too generally loose, vague,
  and incoherent. His wide discursiveness has resulted in a work lacking
  in due proportion and unity.”

    – + =Cath. World.= 82: 415. D. ’05. 770w.

  “It is a decidedly interesting and by no means contemptible argument.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 527. Ag. 12, ’05. 580w.


=Haggard, (Henry) Rider.= Ayesha: the return of “She.” †$1.50.
Doubleday.

        =Dial.= 40: 20. Ja. 1, ’06. 150w.

    + – =Ind.= 59: 1537. D. 28, ’05. 250w.


=Haggard, (Henry) Rider.= Poor and the land; being a report of the
Salvation army colonies in the United States and at Hadleigh, England;
with a scheme of national land settlement, and an introduction by H.
Rider Haggard. 75c. Longmans.

  “The report deserves a wide reading here, and careful consideration.”

    + + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 236. Ja. ’06. 160w.

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 333. S. 9. 840w.

  Reviewed by Winthrop More Daniels.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 843. Je. ’06. 390w.

      + =Ind.= 59: 1538. D. 28, ’06. 320w.

        =Quarterly R.= 204: 243. Ja. ’06. 1600w.


=Haggard, Henry Rider.= Spirit of Bambatse; a romance. †$1.50. Longmans.

  The ingredients out of which H. Rider Haggard’s story is compounded
  are “Zulu warriors, buried treasure, underground passages, a standard
  villain, an English maiden of surpassing beauty and bravery, much
  hypnotism on the part of the villain, and considerable sonorous
  prophecy on the part of an ancient native priest.” (Ath.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Here is the old touch, the old fascination; and the tale—a constant
  stream of excitement—ends as such tales should end, happily.”

      + =Acad.= 71: 266. S. 15, ’06. 160w.

  “A story bristling with adventure and thoroly readable. It reminds us
  of ‘King Solomon’s mines’ and certain other of Mr. Haggard’s stories
  but that may be its best passport to popularity.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 2: 330. S. 22. 120w.

        =Lond. Times.= 5: 329. S. 28, ’06. 330w.

      – =Nation.= 83: 287. O. 4, ’06. 190w.

  “The man who likes his interest kept at white heat and who doesn’t
  mind having his feelings harrowed a bit, will find in this book plenty
  of the diversion and entertainment he seeks.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 594. S. 29, ’06. 410w.

  “Mr. Rider Haggard is treading an old road with wonderful buoyancy.”

      + =Sat. R.= 102: 433. O. 6, ’06. 230w.


=Haile, Martin.= Mary of Modena, her life and letters. *$4. Dutton.

        =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 465. Ja. ’06. 30w.

  “Mr. Haile has told the story fully, and with a judicious use of
  documents.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 661. Je. 2. 760w.

  “The author of this biography has made good use of the wealth of
  materials which in recent years have become available for his
  purpose.”

      + =Cath. World.= 83: 397. Je. ’06. 330w.

  “While clearly in sympathy with his subject, Mr. Haile writes in a
  calm, temperate manner, and has produced a readable biography.”

    + + =Dial.= 40: 332. My. 16, ’06. 310w.

  “Is a distinct addition to the historical literature of the close of
  the Stuart era.”

      + =Ind.= 60: 1285. My. 31, ’06. 290w.

  “Mr. Haile has done as well as he could do on behalf of his heroine,
  and several of the documents he includes are well worth exhuming.”

      + =Nation.= 81: 530. D. 28, ’05. 540w.

      + =Spec.= 96: sup. 1007. Je. 30, ’06. 2370w.


=Haines, Henry Stevens.= Restrictive railway legislation. **$1.25.
Macmillan.

  Reviewed by H. Parker Willis.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 83. F. 1, ’06. 680w.

  “On the whole it is an exceedingly lucid and fair-minded review of the
  railway situation in its present-day aspects.”

    + + =Ind.= 60: 281. F. 1, ’06. 150w.

  “The breadth of view manifested in his analysis of problems is not
  always found in men who are doing things.”

      + =J. Pol. Econ.= 14: 122. F. ’06. 390w.

  “Where he speaks as a technical expert, he is surest of his ground.
  Where he essays a theory of reasonable rates, he is weakest. Where,
  finally, he attempts a philosophic resume of the underlying forces
  which have been operative in our railroad history, he attains a very
  high degree of success.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 204. Mr. 8, ’06. 970w.

  Reviewed by Frank Haigh Dixon.

    + + =Pol. Sci. Q.= 21: 150. Mr. ’06. 760w.

  “Mr. Haines has written one of the best treatises on this bothersome
  and much-discussed problem which we have seen in recent years. His
  book is to be recommended to all who desire an unprejudiced view.”

  + + + =Pub. Opin.= 40: 218. F. 17, ’06. 320w.


=Hains, Thornton Jenkins.= Voyage of the Arrow to the China seas: its
adventures and perils, including its capture by sea vultures from the
Countess of Warwick as set down by William Gore, chief mate. $1.50.
Page.

  A tale of thrilling sea-adventure thru which runs the romance of the
  Arrow’s first mate and the captain’s niece. The reader is subjectively
  a part of the boat’s company, breathes the salt air, enjoys the rough,
  out-spoken ways of the captain, delights in the Irish grit of Larry
  O’Toole and enters into the thick of the fight with the convict
  pirates. There is swift action in the narrative, and many a strong
  dramatic climax.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It is written with feeling and conviction, without gross negligence
  of truth, and with a swing and zest which should commend it
  particularly to young people.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 363. S. 29. 150w.

  “That the author of this tale knows the ocean and the men who sail
  upon it is undeniable, and he writes with a zest reminding one of Mr
  Clark Russell, though he has not that novelist’s literary skill.”

    – + =Critic.= 49: 191. Ag. ’06. 110w.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 376. Je. 9, ’06. 230w.


=Haldane, Elizabeth S.= Descartes: his life and times. $4.50. Dutton.

  “Miss Haldane has hit upon a fortunate analysis of the life of
  Descartes, and its distribution under three general heads: His
  education, from 1596 to 1612; his ‘Wanderjahre,’ from 1612 to 1628,
  spent in seeing the world, in travel and warfare, and, finally, what
  may be called his constructive period, ‘after his warfare was over,
  and this dates from 1628 to 1650.’... In tracing his experience in
  each of the periods Miss Haldane gives much and very intelligent
  attention to the environment, historical and personal, in which it was
  passed; and this has the merit not only of bringing out more
  distinctly the true picture of Descartes, but of rendering the general
  reader, for whom obviously the work is done, more at home with the
  man, since he is realized in his surroundings.”—N. Y. Times.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “If Miss Haldane’s ‘Life of Descartes’ smacks rather of a description
  of genius in a dressing gown, what it lacks in breadth of outlook it
  certainly gains in possessing the personal note, no small merit when
  we consider how comparatively uneventful was the philosopher’s
  history.”

  + + – =Acad.= 71: 82. Jl. 28, ’06. 660w.

  “Miss Haldane has given us the standard life of Descartes. Its
  interest is not merely biographical, for it throws light on many
  points of difficulty in Descartes’s philosophy, and on his relations
  to the philosophers and scientists of his time.” R. Latta.

    + + =Hibbert J.= 5: 205. O. ’06. 1580w.

      + =Ind.= 59: 1538. D. 28, ’05. 320w.

  “Is by far the fullest and most interesting account of Descartes’s
  life and times in English.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 35. F. 2, ’06. 1640w.

  “The nature and character of the man are insufficiently considered.
  The style of the book is easy and unperiodical; a little too much so,
  perhaps.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 242. Mr. 22, ’06. 1870w.

  “It is Descartes the man that appeals to her, and she traces the
  course of his experience and development patiently, minutely, with
  sympathy, and with simplicity that verges on the naïve. The style is
  unaffected, direct, almost colloquial.” Edward Cary.

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 77. F. 10, ’06. 1380w.

  “Has finely told the story of the honest, constructive skeptic.”

      + =Outlook.= 82: 568. Mr. 10, ’06. 150w.

  “Miss Haldane’s interesting biography of Descartes will be welcomed by
  the student of philosophy as well as by the general reader.”

      + =Spec.= 97: 402. S. 22, ’06. 1630w.


=Haldane, Joseph.= Old Cronnak. $1.50. Decker pub.

  Here the muck-raker is at work and brings to view the evil side of
  life as it defies the code of the moral law. Incontinence is bared for
  the negative lesson’s sake, and characters are set forth which do not
  easily find their way into books. Yet in the midst of all this shines
  the strong, pure love of Joseph Haldane and Alice Carter, which forms
  the main thread of the story.


=Hale, Edward Everett.= Man without a country. $1. Century.

  Uniform with the “Thumb-nail series” this volume contains an
  introduction and the author’s preface to the edition of 1897.


=Hale, Edward Everett.= Man without a country. **50c. Crowell.

  A holiday edition of Mr. Hale’s great lesson in patriotism.


=Hale, Edward Everett.= Tarry at home travels; il. **$2.50. Macmillan.

  Dr. Hale’s description serves as a field glass to the ordinary
  observer. These travels are concerned with New England mainly, with an
  exception made of the state of New York and of the city of Washington.
  “It is a talkative sort of book, with bits of description and bits of
  history and bits of geology and bits of agricultural and horticultural
  information and bits of biography all run in together and fused into a
  coherent whole by Mr. Hale’s long knowledge of men and events and his
  active participation in the life of his time.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “It contains much that is old—old enough, for the most part, to have
  become new again to Dr. Hale’s readers; and it is laden with
  reminiscences from a day more remote in feeling than in time.” Wallace
  Rice.

      + =Dial.= 41: 390. D. 1, ’06. 250w.

    + – =Nation.= 83: 398. N. 8, ’06. 330w.

  “Rapid as has been his survey, he has said more things and opened more
  avenues of interest and stimulated the reader’s thought more than do
  most books of travel either at home or abroad.”

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 843. D. 1, ’06. 340w.


=Hale, Louise Closser.= Motor car divorce. †$1.50. Dodd.

  Peggy Ward fostering notions from her club that preaches “liberty of
  thought,” “wider horizon,” and “freedom after ten years from the
  tyrant man,” has a whim for divorce and is humored in it by her
  husband. “Hence ‘A motor car divorce.’ It was in this clever way the
  author found a peg on which to hang the description of a tour in
  Europe.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “Lacks coherence as a piece of fiction.”

    + – =Critic.= 48: 572. Je. ’06. 60w.

  “The chief ingredients thereof are modern slang, trivial humor, frothy
  sentiment, and pickings of a guide-book information.” Wm. M. Payne.

      – =Dial.= 40: 366. Je. 1, ’06. 110w.

  “Her work is filled with a kind of wit that is delightful because it
  is real humor, and more because it is really womanly.”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 239. Ap. 14, ’06. 510w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 383. Je. 16, ’06. 130w.

  “A gay and rather foolish tale.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 858. Ap. 14, ’06. 80w.

        =Sat. R.= 102: 53. Jl. 14, ’06. 120w.


=Hall, Charles Cuthbert.= Christian belief interpreted by Christian
experience. *$1.50. Univ. of Chicago press.

  “Even as a study in homiletics no minister should lose sight of this
  volume.” W. Douglas Mackenzie.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 376. Ap. ’06. 830w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 127. Ja. ’06. 30w.


=Hall, Charles Cuthbert.= Universal elements of the Christian religion:
an attempt to interpret contemporary religious conditions. **$1.25.
Revell.

  Six lectures delivered before Vanderbilt University, dealing with
  religious conditions as distinguished from theological systems. “In
  these lectures Dr. Hall has tried to discover the deeper tendency of
  the religious thinking of the present time, in which the critical
  movement, the modern view of the Bible, the declining interest in
  sectarianism, the increased cosmopolitanism, and the large
  reconception of world Christianization are powerful elements. He
  speaks from the point of view of one holding the Pauline and Johannine
  view of the Person and work of our blessed Lord.” (N. Y. Times.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  Reviewed by Clarence Augustine Beckwith.

        =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 373. Ap. ’06. 1460w.

  “They contain an arraignment of sectarianism as earnest as it is
  gracious, and a plea for church unity full of noble and convincing
  eloquence.”

    + + =Ind.= 61: 1498. D. 20, ’06. 270w.

  “Dr. Hall’s lectures are not only pervaded by this spirit of
  open-mindedness ... but no less by that spirit of devotion which is so
  distinctly characteristic of oriental thinking, and so often,
  unhappily, lacking in our occidental thinking.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 39. Ja. 6, ’06. 1510w.

    + + =R. of Rs.= 32: 752. D. ’05. 200w.


=Hall, Clare H.= Chemistry of paints and paint vehicles. *$2.50. Van
Nostrand.

  “The general scheme which the author has attempted to follow is to
  take up in Chapter 1 the elementary constituents of paints with the
  quantitative methods for their determination; in Chapter 2 the dry
  materials entering into the manufacture of paints with a short
  description of their physical properties and the separation of their
  elementary constituents by methods given in Chapter 1; in Chapter 3
  the analysis of samples consisting of a mixture of two or more of the
  raw materials described in Chapter 2; in Chapter 4 an interpretation
  of results previously obtained where it is desired to duplicate the
  sample analyzed; and finally in Chapter 5, descriptions and methods
  for determining the purity of paint vehicles.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The scope of the volume is indeed extremely limited, since it deals
  with the examination of only a few common pigments, and by no means
  exhaustively even with these; about some vehicles and diluents the
  information to be found in these pages is less meagre. This little
  book, with all its imperfections and its immaturity, is not destitute
  of merit.”

    + – =Nature.= 75: 4. N. 1, ’06. 640w.


=Hall, Florence Howe.= Social usages at Washington. **$1. Harper.

  The social usages of Washington, the seat of federal government and
  the home of a large official world, differ in many important respects
  from those of the rest of the country and these differences are made
  clear in this little volume which “covers not only the fixed etiquette
  of official circles but also the new social issues that have come up
  under the Roosevelt administration.” It will prove of value to all
  visitors at the national capital who wish to enjoy its public
  functions and meet its public people without being entangled in the
  intricacies of its etiquette.


=Hall, H. Fielding.= People at school. $3. Macmillan.

  Mr. Hall says: “Some years ago I wrote ‘The soul of a people.’ It was
  an attempt to understand the Burmese, to see them as they do
  themselves, to describe their religion and its effect on them. This
  book is also concerned with the Burmese.... This is of the outer life,
  of success and failure, of progress and retrogression judged as
  nations judge each other.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Acad.= 70: 450. My. 12, ’06. 630w.

  “‘A people at school’ will never, we think, attain the popularity of
  ‘The soul of a people:’ the tonic is never sought like the sweet. But
  it deserves to be read in conjunction with the other book, and no one
  can read it without learning much about some ten millions of our
  fellow-subjects.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 322. Mr. 17. 1340w.

  “The work has little literary charm, but it is sane, lucid and
  instructive.”

    + – =Lit. D.= 32: 770. My. 10, ’06. 130w.

  “Interesting if not very exhaustive, nor always entirely convincing.”

    + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 162. My. 4, ’06. 880w.

  “Despite ... errors of fact and judgment and the decline in style as
  compared with the previous volume, there is an honesty in Mr. Hall
  which makes his studies attractive, and it is always refreshing to get
  a first-hand impression.”

    + – =Nation.= 82: 372. My. 3, ’06. 680w.

  “That this book is rather suggestive than conclusive is one of its
  charms, and no one who cares for the mysterious and vanishing East
  should fail to read this study of a people at school.” Archibald R.
  Colquhoun.

    + – =Nature.= 74: sup. 7. My. 3, ’06. 930w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 156. Mr. 10, ’06. 240w.

  “If there be any to whom the secret of England’s genius of empire is
  still hidden—in spite of all that Mr. Kipling has done to reveal
  it—the unenlightened one has only to read understandingly H. Fielding
  Hall’s ‘A people at school.’”

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 288. My. 5, ’06. 1460w.

      + =Sat. R.= 101: 760. Je. 16, ’06. 820w.


=Hall, Henry Foljambe=, ed. Napoleon’s notes on English history made on
the eve of the French revolution; illustrated from contemporary
historians and refreshed from the findings of later research. **$3.
Dutton.

  Of Napoleon as a student of eighteenth century history, the compiler
  says: “Napoleon’s almost invariably right judgment seems marvelous,
  and his verdicts, generally the very opposite of those of his author,
  who kept to the orthodox ruts of eighteenth century opinion, are those
  of a hundred years later.” Further Mr. Hall discusses the “note
  books,” and furnishes notes on Napoleon’s probable authorities—Barron,
  Rapin, and Carte.

                  *       *       *       *       *

      + =Acad.= 70: 203. Mr. 3, ’06. 550w.

  “Mr. Foljambe Hall appended very complete notes to this volume,
  respecting the manner in which Bonaparte used his authorities; and it
  is here, of course, that the chief value of the book lies. On certain
  topics, perhaps, the notes are needlessly full, and we have noticed
  occasional slips.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1905, 2: 684. N. 18. 710w.

  “Nowhere are they illuminated by any of that prodigious precocity
  which hero-worshippers like to find. There are, however, some
  entertaining passages.”

    + – =Ind.= 61: 43. Jl. 5, ’06. 360w.

  “The value of the book is not in the editor’s work, but entirely in
  the translation.”

      + =Nation.= 82: 62. Ja. 18, ’06. 490w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 10: 876. D. 9, ’05. 820w.

  “Mr. Hall’s own observations are original and instructive, albeit not
  always as critical as could be desired.”

    + – =Outlook.= 81: 1085. D. 30, ’05. 120w.

  “Napoleon’s notes are worth reading for their own sake; as given in
  this volume, with abundant—if not superabundant—and minute
  explanations, they constitute a most valuable survey of a most
  important portion of British history.”

    + + =Spec.= 96: sup. 646. Ap. 28, ’06. 530w.


=Hall, Prescott F.= Immigration and its effects upon the United States.
*$1.50. Holt.

  Volume one of the “American public problems” series, edited by Ralph
  Curtis Ringwalt, is a handbook upon immigration intended for the
  American people at large. Part 1, Immigration and emigration, presents
  the history, causes and conditions of immigration; Part 2, discusses
  The effects of immigration, Part 3, Immigration legislation, gives the
  history of past immigration and describes various proposed remedies
  for existing evils; Part 4 deals with Chinese immigration. Appendices
  contain copies of the federal immigration acts now in force.

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  “Notwithstanding blemishes ... the book seems to me a valuable summary
  of the recent history and the present aspects of a great national
  problem; and with the exception of Mayo-Smith’s book the best general
  discussion of immigration into the United States.” W. F. Willcox.

  + + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 921. Jl. ’06. 810w.

  “The volume under review is the most comprehensive book on the subject
  of the last decade. It discusses practically all of the questions
  which have arisen and of the suggestions made for avoiding the
  dangers. It deserves careful attention in spite of its very serious
  defects.” Carl Kelsey.

  + + – =Ann. Am. Acad.= 28: 346. S. ’06. 650w.

  Reviewed by Robert C. Brooks.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 653. Ag. ’06. 660w.

  Reviewed by Cyrus L. Sulzberger.

    – – =Charities.= 115: 924. Mr. 31, ’06. 5830w.

  “The book reads well, and one is struck by the author’s skill in
  condensation where the temptation to more or less diffuse writing must
  have been very great.” Frederick Austin Ogg.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 258. Ap. 16, ’06. 440w.

        =Ind.= 60: 983. Ap. 26, ’06. 710w.

  “The book would make an even more favorable impression if the
  footnotes did not sometimes indicate a lack of discrimination in the
  use of materials. It may be accepted, however, as a trustworthy
  general guide; and to college debating societies ... it should prove a
  godsend.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 280. Ap. 5, ’06. 190w.

  “Mr. Hall writes with conviction, but not with prejudice or passion.
  He holds a brief, but his argument is sober and reasonable. Perhaps
  nowhere else can be found equally full and conveniently arranged
  statistics, and as good an epitome of legislation.” Edward A.
  Bradford.

  + + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 141. Mr. 10, ’06. 1200w.

  “He gives, with evident intention of fairness, both sides of the
  various questions he raises; but he reaches certain definite
  conclusions which he urges upon his readers. In some respects we think
  he argues upon false premises.”

    + – =Outlook.= 83: 577. Jl. 7, ’06. 630w.

    + + =R. of Rs.= 30: 509. Ap. ’06. 80w.

  “Taken as a whole, the book is a well-balanced treatment of the
  subject, and does not deserve the violent criticism which it has
  received in some quarters.” William B. Bailey.

  + + – =Yale R.= 15: 332. N. ’06. 310w.


=Halpin, Rev. P. A.= Apologetica: elementary apologetics for pulpit and
pew. *85c. Wagner, J. F.

  “This volume, whose author has frequently given proof that he reads
  the signs of the times, is a step in the right direction. It presents
  the fundamental facts of Christianity in the light of reason, with the
  least possible appeal to revelation.... Every one of his fifty-two
  sketches deals with an objection that is in the atmosphere which
  Catholics breathe to-day, and against which they require the
  strengthening tonic of sound instruction, as frequently as it can be
  administered.”—Cath. World.

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      + =Cath. World.= 83: 268. My. ’06. 120w.


=Hamilton, Angus.= Afghanistan. *$5. Scribner.

  To material gathered from various books and official papers the author
  has added his own first hand information producing more of a gazetteer
  than a volume of travel in the ordinary sense. “He gives trade
  statistics for every town, elaborate measurements of all railway lines
  and distances, and he endeavours to set out the kind of detail as to
  the various defences which might be expected in a confidential report
  to some Army intelligence department.” (Spec.)

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  “If the author has erred at all, he has erred in not restricting
  himself to his subject.”

  + + – =Acad.= 71: 58. Jl. 21, ’06. 800w.

  “The book is not to be commended on literary grounds. It contains a
  great deal of repetition. The map is far from good.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 11. Jl. 7. 1490w.

  “Is heavy, but it is substantial and instructive reading.” H. E.
  Coblentz.

    + + =Dial.= 41: 239. O. 16, ’06. 1090w.

  “To those who know something of Afghanistan, to soldiers and
  statesmen, the work of Mr. Angus Hamilton will be welcome; but to the
  general reader the painstaking and admirably minute descriptions of
  the divisions and routes of Afghanistan will be difficult and perhaps
  tedious.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 246. Jl. 13, ’06. 1410w.

  “The book is heavy reading, for Mr. Hamilton is not concerned with the
  usual traveller’s picturesque account of the strange manners and
  customs of a strange country. He gives us statistics ... such data as
  appeal to the man who wants a thorough working knowledge of Central
  Asian affairs.”

    + + =Nation.= 83: 309. O. 11, ’06. 900w.

  “To the serious traveller, the politician, the trader, and the soldier
  Mr. Hamilton’s work has great value. It is a compendium of all that is
  known about one of our most permanent frontier questions, and though
  the author prefers facts to generalizations, there is ample guidance
  in his book as to the greater questions of policy.”

  + + – =Spec.= 97: 232. Ag. 18, ’06. 1460w.


=Hamilton, Sir Ian Standish Monteith.= Staff officer’s scrapbook during
the Russo-Japanese war. *$4.50. Longmans.

  “Facts as they appeared to the First Japanese army while the wounded
  still lay bleeding upon the stricken field.” From the standpoint of
  the soldier of insight there are impressions of the Japanese army, its
  leaders, some acquaintances, the march from Tokio to the Yalu, the
  battle of the Yalu, an account of the visit from the Chinese General,
  entertainments for the attachés, and “snap shots” and impressions and
  opinions of other battles in which the First army engaged and which
  Hamilton witnessed.

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  “Although in many respects a disappointing production ... is a very
  welcome addition to the extensive but unsatisfying literature that has
  been the outcrop of the campaign. In certain instances Sir Ian
  Hamilton succeeded where others failed in piercing the veil of secrecy
  at least partially.”

      + =Acad.= 69: 1224. N. 25, ’05. 1840w.

  “Sir Ian Hamilton’s book is of great interest, though the volume forms
  but a fragment and breaks off suddenly.”

      + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 755. D. 2. 1690w.

  “Under the above modest title Sir Ian Hamilton has produced by far the
  most interesting book on the Russo-Japanese war that has yet appeared
  from the pen of an eye-witness.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 4: 414. D. 1, ’05. 1020w.

  “Attractive for its personal or literary quality. Sir Ian evidently
  became highly popular at the Japanese headquarters, and obtained much
  technical information not generally accessible. His ‘Scrapbook’ is not
  only valuable for this reason, but delightful for the personality of
  the writer.”

    + + =Nation.= 82: 79. Ja. 25, ’06. 330w.

  “The author gives almost no dates. His is a good book by a good
  observer. Even if one is tired of war, he can read this with
  interest.”

  + + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 87. F. 10, ’06. 1100w.

  “Sir Ian will often amuse his readers, he will certainly startle them,
  and he will occasionally instruct them. So we welcome a very readable
  volume. There is in fact a fatal want of ballast about the book.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 100: 752. D. 9, ’05. 1320w.

  “We might indeed search the whole army through without finding such a
  combination of qualities as this distinguished General brings to the
  making of his book. Not only is he a soldier revelling, as some old
  pagan hero would revel, in the grand game of war, but he is poet,
  humorist, sentimentalist, and descriptive writer as well. The result
  is that his scrapbook, most fitly so called, is a delightful medley of
  grave and of gay, of pleasing sentiment and excellent good sense.”

    + + =Spec.= 95: 1124. D. 30, ’05. 2170w.


=Hammond, Harold.= Further fortunes of Pinkey Perkins. †$1.50. Century.

  Recollections of a real live healthy boyhood in a country town must
  lie behind these stories of boy fun and boy ingenuity; for Pinkey
  Perkins is as full of wholesome mischief in this story as he was in
  the earlier volume which bears his name and his experiences as his own
  Santa Claus, as a philanthropist, a visitor at the County fair, or
  midnight adventurer, will not hurt the boy of to-day and will bring a
  reminiscent chuckle to the boy of yesterday.

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      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 683. O. 20, ’06. 80w.

        =R. of Rs.= 34: 767. D. ’06. 30w.


=Hammond, Mrs. L. H.= Master-word. †$1.50 Macmillan.

  “Taken in its place, it is full of significance, and should be
  neglected by no one who wishes to follow contemporary conditions.”
  Mary Moss.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 50. Ja. ’06. 70w.


=Hamp, Sidford Frederick.= Dale and Fraser, sheepmen: a story of
Colorado sheep raising; il. †$1.50. Wilde.

  The wool-grower’s west is pictured from real happenings. There are
  descriptions of the wolf hunt, the great sheep drive, the prairie fire
  which threatened the ranch and the western blizzard.

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        =Nation.= 83: 514. D. 13, ’06. 20w.


=Hancock, Harrie Irving.= Physical culture life: a guide for all who
seek the simple laws of abounding health. **$1.25. Putnam.

  “It is certain that were much of the advice in this book generally
  followed, a lot of doctors’ shingles would very speedily come down.”

      + =Reader.= 7: 562. Ap. ’06. 230w.


=Handel, Georg Friedrich.= Songs and airs; ed. by Ebenezer Prout. pa.
$1.50; cl. $2.50. Ditson.

    + + =Dial.= 40: 133. F. 16, ’06. 120w.

        =Ind.= 60: 226. Ja. 25, ’06. 50w.

  “Ebenezer Prout ... displays, both in the introduction and in the
  editing of the songs, the scholarship which is expected of him.”

    + + =Outlook.= 82: 477. F. 24, ’06. 130w.

  “Dr. Prout has made his selections with great discrimination.”

    + + =R. of Rs.= 33: 255. F. ’06. 90w.


=Hanks, Charles Stedman (Niblick, pseud.).= Camp kits and camp life.
**$1.50. Scribner.

  “This is a compilation of explicit and prac- shooting, fishing, or
  merely rusticating. There are excellent chapters on camps and
  campfires, camp cooking, what to do when lost in the woods, some
  remedies for sickness or accidents in camp, and other topics of
  suggestive interest to intending campers.”—R. of Rs.

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      + =Critic.= 49: 191. Ag. ’06. 180w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 1369 Je. 7, ’06. 120w.

    + – =Nation.= 82: 449. My. 31, ’06. 290w.

        =R. of Rs.= 33: 764. Je. ’06. 80w.

    + + =World To-Day.= 11: 763. Jl. ’06. 110w.


=Hannah, Rev. Henry King=, comp. Bible for the sick. **$1. Whittaker.

  Selections have been made from the Old and New Testament alike which
  are intended for the sick to read themselves.


=Hanotaux, Gabriel.= Contemporary France, tr. from the French. 4v. ea.
*$3.75. Putnam.

  “The book is more than a history, it is the reflection of attitudes of
  mind of a contemporary Frenchman of fine type. This enhances the value
  of the book which aims to interpret for us contemporary France.” Henry
  E. Bourne.

      + =Dial.= 40: 295. My. 1, ’06. 160w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “The translator ... has performed his task far better than in the
  previous volume, and it must be allowed that the pregnant and
  spasmodically emphatic style of M. Hanotaux is one very difficult to
  translate into clear and idiomatic English.” P. F. Willert.

  + + – =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 400. Ap. ’06. 500w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “Compared with Justin McCarthy’s popular ‘History of our own times,’
  this volume by Hanotaux ... is less picturesque, less witty, more
  solid, more detailed and more given to philosophising.”

  + + – =Ind.= 61: 694. S. 20, ’06. 800w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “M. Hanotaux, shines more by his pen than by his philosophy. We do not
  feel that he has got to the bottom of the question he discusses.
  Nevertheless the book is most interesting—as interesting a piece of
  contemporary history as has appeared for many a year.”

  + + – =Nation.= 82: 533. Je. 28, ’06. 1630w. (Review of v. 2.)

  “M. Hanotaux shows here to more advantage than in his first volume. On
  the whole the translation is satisfactory. M. Hanotaux must study
  compression.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 101: 206. F. 17, ’06. 1690w. (Review of v. 2.)


=Harben, William Nathaniel (Will N., pseud.).= Ann Boyd. $1.50. Harper.

  Ann Boyd had been unfairly dealt with by her fellow-villagers, her
  reputation sullied, her finer sensibilities crushed. Yet,
  single-handed she ran her farm, made money, invested it and became the
  envy of all her maligners. The two forces fighting for mastery in Ann
  are hatred born of resentment and the power of love which is awakened
  thru the one soul which she considers white—that of her protégé, Luke
  King. The love interest centers about Luke and the daughter of Ann’s
  bitter enemy. The tangle finally straightens and Ann forgives and is
  at peace with the world.

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  “In some portions of the book the writer has succeeded in imparting a
  suggestion of the rude pathos and unaffected sentiment that we
  associate with the peasant pictures of Millet.”

      + =Lit. D.= 33: 513. O. 13, ’06. 200w.

  “There is difficulty in reaching the old enthusiasm over ‘Ann Boyd.’”

      – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 669. O. 13, ’06. 740w.

  “The story is injured by the tendency of the characters to excessive
  monologue.”

    + – =Outlook.= 84: 335. O. 6, ’06. 240w.

  “The story has a certain elemental vigor which is characteristic of
  all Mr. Harben’s work.”

      + =Outlook.= 84: 712. N. 24, ’06. 120w.


=Harben, William Nathaniel.= Pole Baker; a novel. †$1.50. Harper.

  “In the shuttling of these well-proven motifs of the book, Mr. Harben
  shows himself a practiced and skillful craftsman, keeping his threads
  caught up and unbroken, and working out a clear, bright design. The
  result is a texture not especially dainty or beautiful, but a homespun
  stuff of fast color and good wear.”

    + + =Lit. D.= 32: 216. F. 10, ’06. 620w.


=Hardie, Martin.= English coloured books. $6.75. Putnam.

  A recent addition to the “Connoisseur’s library” which enlightens the
  reader on the various processes employed in the production of colored
  illustrations. “Premising that, like Gaul of old, the subject is
  divisible into three parts, the author gives an account first of
  coloured illustrations printed from wood blocks, secondly of those
  printed from metal plates, and thirdly of those printed from stone,
  devoting special chapters to men who have played a leading role in
  evolution of colour printing in this country.” (Int. Studio.)

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “A manual for the use of collector’s and students is urgently
  required, and it could not come from a better source than from a
  librarian in the Art library at South Kensington, nor appear under
  better auspices than those of Mr. Cyril Davenport.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 555. N. 3. 1430w.

      + =Ind.= 61: 1403. D. 13, ’06. 270w.

  “Mr. Hardie’s exposition throughout is clear and concise, and he
  writes with the authority of one whose knowledge of the subject is
  probably unequalled.”

    + + =Int. Studio.= 30: 90. N. ’06. 480w.

  “There can be nothing but praise for Mr. Hardie’s thorough treatment
  and pleasant style.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 266. Jl. 27, ’06. 760w.

  “Appendixes valuable to book and print collectors, an index, and many
  color prints beautifully reproduced make this volume a necessary book
  for certain libraries. Along with the text that keeps the reader’s
  interest there is a mass of information which gives the advantage of a
  book of reference.” C. de Kay.

    + + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 885. D. 22, ’06. 380w.

  “From the point of view of the bibliographer and the printer the
  volume could hardly be improved.”

    + + =Outlook.= 84: 336. O. 6, ’06. 210w.


=Hardy, Rev. Edward John.= John Chinaman at home. **$2.50. Scribner.

  “Writes in a very bright and breezy way of his observations in China.
  The account is rambling, jumping from city to city with no special
  attempt at system.”

      + =Ann. Am. Acad.= 27: 236. Ja. ’06. 130w.

    – + =Ath.= 1905, 2: 834. D. 16. 820w.

  “He furnishes a readable book, without notable characteristics.” John
  W. Foster.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 544. Ap. ’06. 90w.

  “This is one of the most readable books about the country whose
  population and peculiarities are permanently exaggerated in most of
  our text-books.” W. E. Griffis.

    + + =Critic.= 48: 372. Ap. ’06. 200w.

  “Not at all distinguished, not always in the best of taste, but
  readable throughout, and well adapted to the needs of the middle-class
  book-buyer.”

    + – =Spec.= 97: 270. Ag. 25, ’06. 250w.


=Hardy, Edward John.= What men like in women. **$1. Dillingham.

  From invincible youth to graceful age, the author sketches the likable
  characteristics and qualities of women. In every chapter he sounds the
  depths of the permanent and trustworthy elements that make for life
  happiness.

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  “Out of the serious often cometh forth humor. The wheat is in about
  the same proportion to the chaff as history is to fiction in an
  historical novel.”

    + – =Critic.= 49: 95. Jl. ’06. 150w.


=Hardy, Ernest George.= Studies in Roman history. *$1.60. Macmillan.

  “A new edition of the author’s well-known work on ‘Christianity and
  the Roman government,’ supplemented by half a dozen other essays, two
  of which originally appeared in the English historical review, three
  in the Journal of philology, and one as part of an introduction to an
  edition of Plutarch’s ‘Lives of Galba and Otha.’”—Nation.

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  “At its first appearance Hardy’s work was not marked by much
  originality, and hence it is questionable whether any justification
  can be found for a second edition in which no account has been taken
  of recent developments. Some of the special studies ... which form the
  concluding portions of the book are decided contributions to the
  literature of Roman administration.” Patrick J. Healy.

    + – =Am. Hist. R.= 11: 931. Jl. ’06. 410w.

  “Present volume is indispensable to all serious students of the Roman
  empire.”

      + =Ath.= 1906, 1: 576. My. 11. 990w.

  “All are of a most scholarly, some even of an extremely technical
  character; and hence all are deserving of the careful attention of the
  special student.”

    + + =Bookm.= 23: 455. Je. ’06. 130w.

  “Dr. Hardy presents his case with utmost candour of mind and cleanness
  of language, and there is no point of importance on which the present
  writer is unable to accept his conclusions. Altogether the book is one
  which will certainly be read with interest and deserves to be studied
  with respect.” W. A. G.

    + + =Eng. Hist. R.= 21: 610. Jl. ’06. 450w.

  “They show what instructive results a patient reading of inscriptions
  may yield to any one with sufficient knowledge to find and hold the
  clue.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 386. N. 16, ’06. 700w.

        =Nation.= 82: 222. Mr. 15, ’06. 190w.

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 377. Je. 9, ’06. 670w.

  “Eminently sane and judicious. The work is always accurate and
  reliable. Their tone is admirable, and the writer does his best to set
  out the particulars fairly and fully. The author writes with less
  obvious prepossessions than almost all who have attempted to deal with
  the matter.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 102: 271. S. 1, ’06. 630w.

  + + – =Spec.= 97: 301. S. 1, ’06. 710w.


=Hardy, Thomas.= Dynasts: a drama of the Napoleonic wars. In three
parts. Part 2. *$1.50. Macmillan.

  The first part of this work of nineteen acts and one hundred and
  thirty scenes appeared about two years ago. With the completion of
  this second part “There is a disposition ... to look into the matter
  more closely and more reverently. As its huge proportions are slowly
  developed, this drama of the making of history takes on grandeur in
  the reviewer’s eyes. They are no longer troubled to identify,
  reasonably, the Spirits sinister, the Chorus of the pities, the
  ancient spirit of the years, the Recording angels These are but
  personifications of human and normal influences after all.” (N. Y.
  Times.)

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  “The great drama of ‘The dynasts’ ... proves him not merely a great
  novelist but an essayist, a poet and a dramatist and, I might add, an
  acute historical critic.” Robert Ross.

  + + – =Acad.= 70: 206. Mr. 3, ’06. 1080w. (Review of pt. 2.)

  “The poetry of the piece is not so much in the brickish verse as in
  some of the stage directions in prose.” Ferris Greenslet.

    + – =Atlan.= 96: 422. S. ’05. 220w. (Review of pt. 1.)

  Reviewed by Wm. M. Payne,

  + + – =Dial.= 40: 325 My. 16, ’06. 1090w. (Review of pt. 2.)

  “There is probably little, if any, great dramatic poetry throughout
  the multitude of scenes; but there is some good, and a great deal of
  passable verse; there is some excellent prose; and there is a
  continuous manifestation of imagination and intelligence for which I
  am glad to acknowledge myself deeply grateful.” W. P. Trent.

  + + – =Forum.= 38: 86. Jl. ’06. 4150w.

  “‘The dynasts’ is a gloomy and powerful epic, but it is not a drama.”

    + – =Ind.= 60: 807. Ap. 5, ’06. 320w. (Review of pt. 2.)

        =Lit. D.= 32: 609. Ap. 21, ’06. 1580w. (Review of pt. 2.)

  “There can be no possible question of the importance and high literary
  excellence of his latest book. ‘The dynasts’ is a work of exceptional
  power. It is a thing compact with imagination.”

    + + =Lond. Times.= 5: 49. F. 16, ’06. 2120w. (Review of pt. 2.)

    + – =Nation.= 82: 325. Ap. 19, ’06. 530w. (Review of pt. 2.)

        =N. Y. Times.= 11: 132. Mr. 3, ’06. 270w. (Editorial on pt. 2.)

  “This work has in it the substance, in short, of a true prose
  masterpiece. Mr. Hardy has nothing of the poet in him.” H. W. Boynton.

    + – =N. Y. Times.= 11: 160. Mr. 17, ’06. 1910w. (Review of pt. 2.)

  “It is absolutely hopeless as a poem.”

      – =Outlook.= 82: 808. Ap. 7, ’06. 260w. (Review of pt. 2.)

  “However it all may strike the historian’s mind as a spectacle of
  predigested history, to the lay mind Mr. Hardy has made a wonderful
  gift. He has invented a new sensation.”

  + + – =Putnam’s.= 1: 254. N. ’06. 570w. (Review of pt. 2.)

  “The diction is strained, and when metaphysics begin we flounder among
  quasi-technical platitudes. But in spite of a hundred faults, there is
  a curious sublimity about the very immensity of the scheme.”

    + – =Spec.= 96: 645. Ap. 7, ’06. 300w. (Review of pt. 2.)


=Hare, Augustus John Cuthbert, and Baddeley (Welbore) St. Clair.=
Sicily. **$1. Dutton.

  The guide-book prepared by the late Augustus C. Hare is now published
  in a new edition revised and brought admirably down to date by St.
  Clair Baddeley. The volume is pocket size and contains maps and
  photographs.

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  “In general the practical information which it contains has been
  brought up to date. The historical sketch with which the volume opens
  is clearly written, and will be helpful to the traveler who has not
  read Freeman; but it is defective in one or two points.”

  + + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 13. Ja. 6. 500w.

    + + =Ind.= 60: 871. Ap. 12, ’06. 80w.

  “The author’s great fund of information is presented in compact style.
  The style might have been made somewhat clearer, however—especially
  with regard to ambiguity in the use of relative pronouns—without any
  necessity of increasing the text.”

    + – =Outlook.= 82: 571. Mr. 10, ’06. 110w.


=Hare, Christopher.= Dante the wayfarer. *$2.50. Scribner.

  “Mr. Hare’s fine compilation is fitted to be of such incalculable use
  to the earnest student of Dante that it seems needful, if a little
  ungracious, to point out the fact that the text of the present edition
  teems with minute typographical errors.”

  + + – =Atlan.= 97: 558. Ap. ’06. 780w.

      + =Ind.= 60: 399. F. 15, ’06. 650w.


=Hare, Christopher.= Queen of queens, and the making of Spain. **$2.50.
Scribner.

  “There are few more striking figures in European history than Isabel,
  the Catholic, Queen of Spain.... The subject of the book is wide. It
  is by no means a study of the Queen’s life alone, but a good swift,
  picturesque sketch of the history of Spain, beginning with the
  conquest of the Moors in A. D. 711, and going on to the gradual
  recovery of power and territory by the Christian Goths who fled before
  them to the mountains of Asturias. Then comes the rise of the
  Christian kingdoms ... then the fusion of these, after much fighting
  and confusion and many romantic episodes, including the immortal story
  of the Cid, into the two kingdoms of Castile and Leon and Aragon and
  Catalonia.”—Spec.

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  “The book adds little to our knowledge; at its best, it summarizes the
  chapters in some unrevised edition of Prescott’s work, and it is
  disfigured by interpolated errors which could never have been made by
  any one acquainted with Spanish. Decidedly this is a book not to be
  trusted.”

    – – =Ath.= 1906, 2: 12. Jl. 7. 470w.

  “He quotes too much from others to produce a vivid effect, and most of
  the lines in his portrait are those common to the great ladies who
  lived at the same time as Isabella.”

  + + – =Lond. Times.= 5: 218. Je. 15, ’06. 980w.

  “The historian would be scientific, in sad truth, whom Isabella the
  Catholic would not carry off his feet. That he seems hardly to have
  read his proof-sheets is another matter; to be balanced perhaps by the
  excellent illustrations.”

    + – =Nation.= 83: 419. N. 15, ’06. 780w.

  “Mr. Hare is not himself an eloquent writer, and the most of his
  purple patches, especially those dealing with the Moorish wars and the
  story of the Queen’s dealings with Columbus, are taken verbatim from
  Irving.”

    – + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 515. Ag. 18, ’06. 570w.

  “Mr. Hare always writes with evidence of so much research, and with
  such a real enthusiasm for his subject, that we cannot help regretting
  some literary lapses in his style. This book, for instance, would have
  been greatly improved in value and dignity if he had read through his
  proofs more severely, cut out various ornamental passages, and
  tightened up certain slovenly sentences. As we have already said, the
  book is agreeable and picturesque, and we have read it with interest
  and enjoyment.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 987. Je. 23, ’06. 1400w.


=Harker, Mrs. Lizzie Allen.= Concerning Paul and Fiammetta; with an
introd. by Kate Douglas Wiggin. †$1.25. Scribner.

  While in England a year ago, Kate Douglas Wiggin discovered in the
  children of Mrs. Harker’s “A romance of the nursery” such delightful
  little people that she asked for the privilege of introducing to her
  own American readers Mrs. Harker’s next story. And so Paul and
  Fiammetta have come to take their place beside Rebecca, Timothy and
  Polly Oliver. “‘Fee’ is a travelled, hotel-bred child, who had learned
  experience without losing her good manners.” (Lond. Times.) Paul has a
  mania for reading, and is devoted to dogs no less than to his friend
  Tonks.

                  *       *       *       *       *

  “The story has many appealing qualities,—its gayety, sympathy, humour,
  and lifelikeness; and perhaps to American readers one of its chiefest
  charms will be that it is so thoroughly English,—as English as a
  hedge-rose or a bit of pink hawthorne,—yet, with all its local colour,
  sounding the human and universal note.” Kate Douglas Wiggin.

        Foreword to book.

  “It is easy to imagine many parties both in the school room and
  downstairs where these sketches will be read aloud and approved
  enthusiastically.”

      + =Acad.= 70: 288. Mr. 24, ’06. 210w.

      + =Critic.= 48: 572. Je. ’06. 60w.

  “In the main, the book is rather about children than for them.
  Children ... would never notice the delicacy, the strength, and the
  sympathy with which Mrs. Harker has worked.”

      + =Lond. Times.= 5: 104. Mr. 23, ’06. 450w.

      + =Nation.= 83: 484. D. 6, ’06. 30w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 193. Mr. 31, ’06. 420w.

      + =N. Y. Times.= 11: 387. Je. 16, ’06. 140w.

      + =Outlook.= 82: 810. Ap. 7, ’06. 80w.

  “The way in which the four children are differentiated and each
  endowed with a well-marked individuality is extremely clever. In a
  book which strikes so true a note all through the critic may be
  forgiven for wishing that the simplicity of the original keynote has
  been preserved to the concluding sentence.”

  + + – =Spec.= 96: 623. Ap. 21, ’06. 700w.


=Harnack, (Carl Gustav) Adolf.= Expansion of Christianity in the first
three centuries; tr. and ed. by James Moffatt. 2v. *$3. Putnam.

  “There are certain dangers into which the modern aggressive historian
  is apt to fall, and does fall if Harnack and Knopf are to be taken as
  fair representatives of the class. If he has successfully found his
  way out of the swamp of sectarian prejudice on the one hand, he seems
  likely to wander, on the other, into the dense forest of conjecture,
  wherein he will see all sorts of fantastic forms in the dim light.”
  Andrew C. Zenos.

    + – =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 334. Ap. ’06. 1420w.

  Reviewed by George Hodges.

      + =Atlan.= 97: 413. Mr. ’06. 460w.

  “Dr. Harnack, in fine, has produced what is as yet the most
  satisfactory, if not the most striking and original, of the noble
  series of works in which he is casting new light upon Christian
  history. We wish that we could say that a worthy translator had been
  found for him.”

  + + – =Sat. R.= 101: 19. Ja. 6, ’06. 740w.


=Harper, William Rainey.= Critical and exegetical commentary on Amos and
Hosea. **$3. Scribner.

  “Students of the Old Testament have now, for the first time in many
  years, an adequate commentary on Amos and Hosea. The treatment of the
  text is on the whole conservative, the emendations adopted being
  generally those which the soberest scholarship of the present day
  would approve.” Charles Torrey.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 309. Ap. ’06. 1840w.

  “Judging from his own point of view Dr. Harper has succeeded fairly
  well. He has not the initiative of Marti, but when he selects from the
  emendations of others, he may count on the approval of most
  liberal-conservative scholars.” T. K. Cheyne.

  + + – =Hibbert J.= 3: 824. Jl. ’05. 4710w.


=Harper, William Rainey.= Priestly element in the Old Testament: an aid
to historical study for use in advanced Bible classes. *$1. Univ. of
Chicago press.

    + + =Bibliotheca Sacra.= 63: 375. Ap. ’06. 340w.


=Harper, William Rainey.= Prophetic element in the Old Testament. $1.
Univ. of Chicago press.

  “For the student who is willing to do his own thinking, and to reach
  his own conclusions, there will be found in this volume stimulus,
  suggestion, and guidance, such as will be found, in this particular
  form, nowhere else.” John E. McFadyen.

    + + =Am. J. Theol.= 10: 317. Ap. ’06. 440w.

  “A careful study of this work would lead to a highly specialized
  knowledge of the subject. This suggests the only criticism that might
  be ventured on the book. Is it not too taxing upon the average
  student, except when used by such a pedagogical genius as Dr. Harper
  himself?” Kemper Fullerton.

  + + – =Bib. World.= 28: 154. Ag. ’06. 320w.

  “For one interested in the analysis of modern biblical criticism, this
  manual will be in a high degree valuable; and if one is in an early
  stage of scriptural study, it will be almost indispensable.”

    + + =Cath. World.= 82: 703. F. ’06. 330w.


=Harraden, Beatrice.= Scholar’s daughter. $1.50. Dodd.

  “Geraldine Grant is the daughter of an austere and self-centred
  scholar who lives a life of seclusion in a lonely country house,
  engaged in the compilation of a colossal dictionary. Soured by the
  unfaithfulness of his wife, shortly after his daughter’s birth, no
  woman is admitted to his house.... Heredity it is to be supposed will
  out and Geraldine practices her powers of fascination on the three
  middle-aged men secretaries who assist her father.... A lightning
  love-tale and the very obvious identification as his wife of a famous
  actress, Miss Charlotta Selbourne, on her casual appearance at the
  professor’s house make up this slender story.”—Sat. R.

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  “We venture to think that this story would do better as a light play
  than as a novel.”

    + – =Acad.= 70: 182. F. 24, ’06. 200w.

  “Compared with ‘Ships that pass in the night’ and even with one or two
  of the succeeding novels, this story is a grievous disappointment.”

    + – =Ath.= 1906, 1: 259. Mr. 3. 150w.

  “It all savours pleasantly of comic opera, with soothing little
  melodies running through it; and undeniably leaves a pleasant, if
  transitory, taste behind it.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

    + – =Bookm.= 23: 416. Je. ’06. 330w.

  “The book is amusing reading for an idle hour.”

      + =Critic.= 49: 93. Jl. ’06. 40w.

  “If we consider the book as a serious novel, its superficiality
  irritate