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Volume I.
Complete in a single alphabet
The H. W. Wilson Company


Cumulative Book Review Digest

Vol. I. December, 1905 No. 10
New York office
W. C. ROWELL, Manager
27 East 21st St.
Per volume, ending with the December number, $5 00

The Cumulative Book Review Digest subscriptions will be taken for the volume only, the volume ending with the December number which is a full cumulation for the year. The Digest will be sent to subscribers until an order to discontinue is received with remittance for amount due.

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Combined rate for The Cumulative Book Index, The Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature and The Cumulative Book Review Digest: One page $25; one-half page, $12.50; one-inch, $2. Special rates on yearly contracts for a full page or more.

Publishers’ Statement


We have purchased two large stocks of miscellaneous magazines which we are classifying and collecting into sets, especially for years 1900 to date. We shall not be able to print a list of these for several weeks but shall be glad to quote prices for any sets, volumes or odd numbers.

The Need.

The Readers’ Guide To Periodical Literature, 1900-1904, and the current numbers open up a rich field to the investigator, but disappointment often results owing to the library’s not having the articles and if the articles are in the files, they are usually bound and do not circulate and the student can not use the material as advantageously as though it were in single article form.

How We Propose to Meet the Need.

We have already purchased large quantities of magazines and we propose to arrange articles cut from all magazines we index and many others in strict accordance with the subject classification of the Readers’ Guide. We shall be able to fill orders for certain articles or all articles on a subject. When requested, we shall be able to include much that is not indexed. Every article will be neatly stitched in a cover.

The Cost.

For the first article in each order the charge will be ten cents and for each additional article five cents. Articles may be retained two weeks not including time in transit.

Ready January 1st, 1906.

We shall be glad to receive a trial order any time after January first.


We shall collect many duplicate magazines and we propose to make up sets of magazines, especially for the five years covered by the Readers’ Guide To Periodical Literature, 1900-1904. We hope to be able to supply odd numbers, volumes, or sets and shall be glad to receive lists of wants and also lists of duplicates which libraries may wish to dispose of.

Lists of duplicates for sale should be accompanied by lists of wants since we can pay more in exchange than in cash.


The University of Chicago Press announces the addition to its list of publications of two new journals, to be devoted to the interests of the Ancient Classics; viz. Classical Philology, published for the University of Chicago, and the Classical Journal, published for the newly formed Classical Association of the Middle West and South. The former will contain scientific articles and critical reviews; the latter, articles and reviews of a more general nature, with special reference to the needs of teachers.

As usual, The Outlook’s illustrated Magazine Number for December is also its Annual Book Number, and this is in fact the seventeenth year of the appearance of such a yearly survey of the books of the season. In addition to a large number of pages devoted to a classified review of recent literature in its more important departments, there are special features dealing with notable literary personalities, and an article dealing with the American publisher and including a dozen or more portraits of the heads of the most famous American publishing houses. Half a dozen or more authors of note have been chosen as the subjects of personal articles, accompanied in each case with a portrait.

“Russia under the Great Shadow,” by Luigi Villari, is not only one of the most readable of the recent books on the realm of the Czar, but decidedly valuable. In Mr. Villari’s handsome and generously illustrated volume the reader will find a most interesting and temperate account of existing conditions in Russia, based on the author’s recent journey throughout the empire. It is comprehensive, impartial, well-reasoned and trustworthy, and will undoubtedly attract wide attention.

In the December issue of the “Political Science Quarterly” (Ginn & Company) Professor George H. Haynes of Worcester, Mass., discusses the tendency toward popular control of senatorial elections, and the methods taken in the various commonwealths for limiting the choice of the legislature in the selection of United States senators. Professor Frank Haigh Dixon of Dartmouth College describes recent attempts on the part of the states to regulate railways; and Mr. Royal Meeker analyzes the arguments advanced by supporters of the pending shipping subsidy bill. Other leading articles in the December Quarterly are “The Municipal Code of Indiana,” by Professor Fairlie of the University of Michigan; “Communistic Societies in the United States,” by Professor Bushe of Clark College; “Berlin’s Tax Problem,” by Professor Brooks of Swarthmore College; and “Private Property in Maritime War” by Giulio Marchetti Ferrante, Secretary of the Italian Legation at Berne, Switzerland.

List of Publications from which Digests of Reviews are Made


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.

In cumulated numbers, the new entries for that number are indicated by an asterisk (*).

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.


The Cumulative Book Review Digest
Devoted to the Valuation of Current Literature
Digests of reviews appearing in January—December 1905, magazines


Abbey, Henry. Poems. 4th ed. *$1.15. Appleton.

“The content-matter consists for the most part of simple ballads, lyrics and poems for special occasions. In the present edition the author has brought together all his verse that he cares to preserve from previous editions and to these poems he has added a number of new compositions.”—Arena.

“The charm of his work lies rather in the pleasing lines that appeal rather to those who love the simple and quiet lays. Many of them are delightfully-told legends and ballads that will linger in the memory.”

  + Arena. 33: 341. Mr. ‘05. 460w.

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

Dating this discussion from the failure of the De Lesseps company, Gen. Abbot who is consulting engineer of the new Panama company, makes a technical study of the whole problem. He includes a “summary comparison of the routes of the old and new companies, a description of the physical conditions existing on the isthmus, the Chagres river problem, the disposal of rainfall in the basin of the stream, and the last chapter explains the plans proposed for the canal by the French company and by the former Isthmian canal commission, and the construction of a sea-level canal.” (N. Y. Times). Everything relating to the best possible canal construction is covered, and to aid in clearness, there are added a number of tables, maps, diagrams, &c.

“It would be difficult to find anywhere one better qualified to discuss the Panama problems than General Abbot.”

  + + Engin. N. 53: 645. Je. 15, ‘05. 340w.
    Nation. 80: 459. Je. 8, ‘05. 120w.
  + + + Nature. 72: 394. Ag. 24, ‘05. 860w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 249. Ap. 15, ‘05. 100w. (Statement of contents.)

“Gen. Abbot has made a valuable contribution to the technical literature of the Panama canal.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 275. Ap. 29, ‘05. 830w.
    Outlook. 80: 394. Je. 10, ‘05. 130w.
  + + + R. of Rs. 31: 766. Je. ‘05. 300w.

Abbott, Jacob. Rollo books. 14v. ea. 50c. Crowell.

An attractive, new popular priced edition which retains the original “Rollo” illustrations and includes Rollo learning to talk; Rollo learning to read; Rollo at work; Rollo at play; Rollo at school; Rollo’s vacation; Rollo’s experiments; Rollo’s museum; Rollo’s travels; Rollo’s correspondence; Rollo’s philosophy—Water; Air; Fire; Sky.

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

This new book of essays is based on two courses of lectures given by Dr. Abbott before the Yale and Pacific Theological seminaries. It answers the question, Why do people go to church?

“Dr. Abbott writes with vision, power, tact, and rare literary felicity.”

  + + + Critic. 47: 384. O. ‘05. 180w.

“It is a liberal view of the ministry and of the church, arising from a profound faith in Christianity, not merely as a form of teaching but as a power derived from a Person.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 390. Je. 10, ‘05. 270w.

“The book is pervaded by that newer and higher conception of religion that is becoming more and more prevalent, viz.: that religion is not ecclesiastical or dogmatic, but a living power in the heart of every individual.”

  + + Pub. Opin. 39: 413. S. 23, ‘05. 380w.
*   R. of Rs. 32: 752. D. ‘05. 160w.

Abbott, Lyman. Industrial problem. **$1. Jacobs.

The William Levi Bull lectures for 1905. “The first lecture endeavors to define the industrial problem: the other three propose as the political solution, regulation; as the economic solution, reorganization; and as the ethical solution, regeneration.” (Outlook.)

    Ind. 59: 811. O. 5, ‘05. 240w.
    Outlook. 80: 692. Jl. 15, ‘05. 170w.

Abbott, Lyman. Personality of God. **30c. Crowell.

A widely discussed sermon preached before the Harvard students, in which Dr. Abbott gives his definition of God. He aims to show the honest, sincere and rational man who is confused by the difference of opinion between a certain school of theologians and a certain school of scientists, that a belief in the Fatherhood of God is consistent with an acceptance of a thoroly modern scientific conception of the universe. The binding is uniform with the “What is worth while series.”

    Outlook. 79: 760. Mr. 25, ‘05. 30w.

“The combined simplicity and the power of this address are great. It is interpretative to a rare degree. One breathes ‘an ampler ether, a diviner air’ while reading it.”

  + + — Reader. 6: 241. Jl. ‘05. 200w.

* Abraham, Rev. W. H. Church and state in England. *$1.40. Longmans.

This history of the relation of church and state is written to aid the student of their present relations. The period preceding the conquest is first treated and the chapters which follow cover the Norman period, the troubles with the papacy from Henry II to Richard II, the beginning of constitutional church government, the growth of abuses, the beginning of reform, the subjection of the church to the state and later temporarily to the papacy, the Elizabethan settlement, the Puritans, Latitudinarian troubles, and the growth of Erastian ideas. In a final chapter entitled, The next step, Dr. Abraham makes suggestions for the future.

* “On the whole we cannot commend this book; it ministers to prejudice rather than to tolerance, and its author cannot be said to be inspired by the spirit of true historical investigation.”

  Ath. 1905, 1: 590. My. 13. 180w.

* “There is a little fault to be found with Dr. Abraham’s narrative of the past. The point at which we should part company with Dr. Abraham is to be found in his proposals for the future.”

  + — Spec. 94: 558. Ap. 15, ‘05. 240w.

2Acworth, William Mitchell. Elements of railway economics. *70c. Oxford.

A preface states that this book is but a fragment of a complete work which the author has in mind, and is issued to meet the present need of an English text-book in railway economics. It deals with railways and railway business from an economic point of view and considers railway capital, expenditure, income, charges and rates, closing with a chapter upon the interference of parliament. Altho English experience furnishes the illustrations the discussion is applicable to all railways however owned or managed.

“The ordinary reader, if he will take the trouble really to master the figures here tabulated and the close reasoning to which they lead, will find the admirable little book now at his disposal make him quite sufficiently conversant with the subject.”

  + + + Sat. R. 99: 849. Je. 24, ‘05. 430w.

Adam, Juliette Lamber (Mme. Edmond). My literary life, **$2.50. Appleton.

There is a fascination about Madam Adam’s intense, vivacious interpretation of the meanings of things that is not easily resisted. Her literary career, outlined here from the time of her unfortunate marriage to the founding of her salon, is linked with the life of France during the stormy days of the second empire, and reflects the temper of French society, thought and politics of the day. She rambles on delightfully about the personal qualities of George Sand, Daniel Stern, Edmond About, Gustave Flaubert, Madam Viardot, Jules Simon, and hosts of other notables, revealing ever and anon her own radical notions and violent tendencies. There are a number of full-page pictures of men and women of the times.

“Altogether this is a most delightful, inspiring and informative book, worth all the recent volumes of memoirs put together; the translation is quite excellent; in fact, it does not read like a translation at all.” Frank Schloesser.

  + + Acad. 68: 34. Ja. 14, ‘05. 510w.
  + Critic. 46: 186. F. ‘05. 310w.

“Chief defect (or excellence) is its haphazard garrulity. Reminiscences give the book its value, apart from our interest in the very communicative lady who writes it.”

  + Dial. 38: 21. Ja. 1, ‘05. 350w.

“A very readable book. In parts jerky and incoherent.”

  + — Spec. 94: 121. Ja. 28, ‘05. 240w.

Adams, Andy. The outlet. $1.50. Houghton.

The author, who saw the beginning of the custom of wintering Texan cattle in the Northwest, the measure which brought the extermination of the bison and the confinement of the Indians to their reservations, and who had some experience with railway companies and their methods of caring for cattle, and their prices with contractors, and with the Congressional lobbyist has woven all these things into his story.

“The book needs a glossary if it is to be thoroughly understood by English readers.”

  Acad. 68: 665. Je. 24, ‘05. 390w.

“Not the least effective part of the book consists of the dialogue. The success of this book is the more notable from the entire absence of anything resembling a love story.” Herbert W. Horwill.

  + + + Forum. 37: 112. Jl. ‘05. 410w.

“He tells of the dangers of the great drive, from stampedes, from alkali water, from drought, from flood and from men, in a straightforward and convincing way.”

  + Ind. 58: 1257. Je. 1, ‘05. 160w.

“It is an out-door book, with no pretense to style or philosophy—a plain story that takes you into the herd and its daily happenings. The book is admirable of its kind.”

  + + Nation. 80: 422. My. 25, ‘05. 820w.

“A genuine American story. There is no fiction in ‘The outlet,’ but a true, well-defined and entertainingly written narrative.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 276. Ap. 29, ‘05. 500w.

“It is a fine picture of life on the plains, the relations of the men towards each other, episodes of treachery and sharp practices, and the fights against these evils.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 392. Je. 17, ‘05. 180w.

“This is a striking foot-note to the study of conditions in the far West.”

  + Outlook. 79: 1015. Ap. 22, ‘05. 180w.

“‘The outlet’ is first and foremost, a capital story; after that, it is a genuine contribution to the history of a typical American industry.”

  + + Reader. 6: 361. Ag. ‘05. 330w.

* “The story is somewhat colourless and lacking in breadth of interest.”

  Sat. R. 100: 630. N. 11, ‘05. 70w.

Adams, Frederick Upham. John Henry Smith, a humorous romance of outdoor life. $1.50. Doubleday.

John Henry Smith tells his own story in diary form and also the story of other members of the golf club and their play, among them the heroine’s millionaire father, who becomes a golf enthusiast and partner with Smith in a Wall street operation, and farmer Bishop’s remarkable hired man who wins an heiress. There are various adventures, in one an automobile gets the better of a mad bull and in another it outraces a tornado.

“An effective antidote to insomnia.”

  + + Acad. 68: 880. Ag. 26, ‘05. 480w.

“Mr. Adams has other qualities besides humour and characterization.”

  + Ath. 1905, 2: 202. Ag. 12, 140w.

“The story, told in Mr. John Henry Smith’s delightful and hearty style, is particularly suitable for summer reading.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 430. Jl. 1, ‘05. 670w.

Adams, Oscar Fay. Dictionary of American authors. $3.50. Houghton.

An outgrowth of the writer’s “Handbook of American authors,” published in 1884. This fifth edition contains over eight thousand five hundred names of recognized contributors to American literature, nearly three thousand more names than the first edition and over one thousand more than the fourth. The work is intended for critics, editors, and publishers, who have to do with contemporary literature, as well as for students of American literature and librarians.

  + + Nation. 80: 247. Mr. 30, ‘05. 120w.

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

“The editor of this volume properly says in the preface that the writings of no one of the leaders of the American revolution form a more complete expression of the causes and justification of that movement than do the writings of Samuel Adams. Such a collection has long been needed.... The present volume covers the period from 1765 to 1769, inclusive.... Nearly all the papers are of a distinctly public character.... Brought together from many places, from the manuscript collections of the Earl of Dartmouth, the collections in the Lenox library, the Massachusetts state papers, the Life by Wells, the Prior documents and other printed sources.”—Am. Hist. R.

“Everything included here is so desirable for an understanding of the Revolutionary movement that the reviewer has not the courage to advise the omission of papers the authenticity of which is in doubt, but he does express the desire that succeeding volumes will make plain 3the basis of inclusion and that work of such importance as this should not be subjected to so serious a criticism.”

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 654. Ap. ‘05. 760w. (Review of v. 1.)

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

The following extract from the preface of this work shows the author’s purpose: “The principal aim of this book is to furnish a convenient collection of facts that will facilitate the study and the teaching of the American labor problem.... Where it was necessary we have sacrificed both interest and general social philosophy in order to present concrete facts. We believe that the gravest differences of opinion about the labor problem and the most dangerous misapprehensions are caused by the failure to view the problem broadly, to consider its many phases and ramifications. The labor problem is greater than the problem of industrial peace. Impelled by this conviction, we have preferred to cover a broad field imperfectly rather than a narrow field in detail.”

“It is written in a broad and sympathetic way, with every effort to state the facts fairly and clearly.”

  + + Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 586. My. ‘05. 190w.

“It is professionally designed for undergraduates and teachers, but the general public may find in it also a range of subject-matter and a felicity of treatment which should make it popular.”

  + + — Ind. 59: 811. O. 5, ‘05. 300w.

* “Is comprehensive in scope and thoro in treatment, and will be found indispensable to all students of industrial questions.”

  + + + Ind. 59: 1158. N. 16, ‘05. 20w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 63. Ja. 28, ‘05. 220w. (Statement of aim and scope.)

“This last chapter ... is probably the one which is most open to the charge of providing students with ready-made opinions, though a similar charge may also be made in connection with Dr. Adams’s treatment of trade-unionism. It is, however, impossible to expect a treatise like this to be exhaustive, and nothing but praise can be given for the painstaking accuracy and wide research of the authors.”

  + + — Outlook. 79: 503. F. 25, ‘05. 460w.

“Text-book on labor problems, whose existence is its own justification. The discussion is sane and necessarily inconclusive.”

  + + Pub. Opin. 38: 215. F. 11, ‘05. 270w.

“Contains much valuable information.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 382. Mr. ‘05. 70w.

Adamson, Rev. Robert M. Christian doctrine of the Lord’s supper. *$1.50. Scribner.

“This volume is historical, not dogmatic. It is written in a historical but not an indifferent spirit; it traces the history of the Lord’s supper, as a symbol of faith, in all the various changes through which it has passed—Primitive, Roman, Greek, Lutheran, Zwinglian, Anglican, Puritan, Quaker.”—Outlook.

“In general the author’s historical treatment appears to be always fair and generally adequate. Without agreeing with all that the author says ... we recall no monograph on the subject so generally satisfactory.”

  + + — Outlook. 80: 138. My. 13, ‘05. 370w.

Addison, Daniel D. Episcopalians. **$1. Baker.

Uniform with “The story of the churches” series, this presentation of the Episcopalians is offered by a fair-minded student of the denomination’s history, in which are set forth the best elements of the religious life and character of the denomination.

    Am. Hist. R. 10: 714. Ap. ‘05. 30w.

“Is written with more than average literary power. The essential facts relative to the origin and growth of the body are to be found in this volume in an interesting narrative.”

  + + — Am. J. Theol. 9: 383. Ap. ‘05. 130w.

Addison, Joseph. Selections from the writings of; ed. by Barrett Wendell and Chester Noyes Greenough. *80c. Ginn.

Representative selections from Addison’s most characteristic works in prose and verse for use in the schools, for advanced students, or for the general reader. The text is that of Tickell’s edition of 1721 except for the correction of misprints. An introduction, full notes, and a bibliography are provided.

* 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.

“A plan of the gallery, showing the location of the different schools, follows the index. The pictures are discussed in the text as they are hung,—that is according to schools in their historic order ... the limitation in space and particularly in number of illustrations precludes this manual’s being a complete history of any school. It is rather a guide to the treasures of the gallery, almost every picture being at least briefly mentioned.” (Dial.) The author’s method is descriptive rather than technically critical. The volume contains nearly fifty illustrations in duo-gravure.

* “A book that will be particularly welcome to those who are contemplating a visit to London’s art treasures, but one that has also plenty to offer the general reader.”

  + + Dial. 39: 386. D. 1, ‘05. 190w.
* + Ind. 59: 1377. D. 14, ‘05. 20w.
* + Nation. 81: 468. D. 7, ‘05. 620w.
* + R. of Rs. 32: 640. N. ‘05. 70w.

* Adler, Cyrus, and Szold, Henrietta. American Jewish year-book (1905-1906). *75c. Jewish pub.

“This is the seventh annual issue of this work, and its regular appearance is henceforth assured. The special feature of the present issue is a sort of ‘who’s who’ compilation of biographical sketches of Jewish communal workers in the United States. The review of the past year, by Mr. Max L. Margolis, is a record of melancholy interest.”—Dial.

* + + Dial. 39: 314. N. 16, ‘05. 80w.
* + + Nation. 81: 359. N. 2, ‘05. 100w.
  + + + N. Y. Times. 10: 885. D. 9, ‘05. 270w.
* + + Pub. Opin. 39: 603. N. 4, ‘05. 120w.

Adler, Elkin Nathan. Jews in many lands. $1.25. Jewish pub.

The author has made a study of his coreligionists in many countries, at first visiting them professionally as an agent of the Holy Land relief fund, later to investigate their conditions for personal reasons. He went to Egypt in 1888, and later to Persia, the Holy Land, Russia and Argentina, where he studied the Hirsch colonies. He gives a full account of his people as he found them.

“The author has made extensive travels and tells his story well, though omitting many details which would give greater value to his account.”

  + + — Ann. Am. Acad. 26: 587. S. ‘05. 50w.

“The work of a trained observer, and rich in curious interest for both Jews and Gentiles.”

  + Dial. 38: 391. Je. 1, ‘05. 50w.

“Mr. Adler’s book has much interest to others besides Jews.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 277. Ap. 29, ‘05. 360w.

“Is both interesting and enlightening.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 445. Je. 17, ‘05. 90w.

“He has the journalist’s instinct, and knows how to describe what he has seen.”

  + R. of Rs. 32: 125. Jl. ‘05. 100w.

4Adler, Felix. Essentials of spirituality. **$1. Pott.

Dr. Adler says: “In the region of mental activity, which is called the spiritual life, vagueness is apt to prevail, the outlines of thought are apt to be blurred, the feelings aroused are apt to be indistinct and transitory. The word ‘spiritual’ becomes a synonym of muddy thought and misty emotionalism.” So its purpose is first to show the twentieth century need for the development of the spiritual sense, and to define clearly with illustrations drawn from Savonarola, Washington, John Howard and others the meaning of “spiritual.” (N. Y. Times.)

    N. Y. Times. 10: 606. S. 16, ‘05. 160w.

“We commend the volume as one of very practical and very genuine spiritual value.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 575. N. 4, ‘05. 440w.

Adler, Felix. Marriage and divorce. **50c. McClure.

Two lectures delivered before the Society for ethical culture of New York city. They set forth Dr. Adler’s views upon the obligations of marriage and his strong opposition to divorce.

“The subjects have been carefully considered, and are treated judicially and temperately.”

  + Critic. 47: 283. S. ‘05. 60w.

“Dr. Adler holds higher ground than is taken even in the churches.”

  + Outlook. 80: 141. My. 13, ‘05. 100w.
    Pub. Opin. 39: 188. Ag. 5, ‘05. 130w.
    R. of Rs. 31: 766. Je. ‘05. 40w.

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

A preface states that in response to a growing demand for a book setting forth the results of Prof. Adler’s work along ethical and religious lines, some of his lectures and papers have been gathered into this volume. They deal with such subjects as: First steps toward religion; Changes in the conception of God; Teachings of Jesus in the modern world; Standards of conduct, based on the religion of duty; The ethical attitude towards others; Pleasure; Suffering, and The essential differences between ethical societies and the churches.

“An occasional good thing appears amid the long stretches of very ordinary paragraphs, and the general trend of the whole is toward noble and unselfish modes of thinking and living.”

  + — Cath. World. 81: 696. Ag. ‘05. 240w.

“Dr. Adler speaks in clear voice and gives satisfactory answers in clear and concise language, that pulsates with the fire of a soul in earnest.”

  + + + Critic. 47: 384. O. ‘05. 260w.

“Some of Dr. Adler’s most characteristic and vital lectures.”

  + + Dial. 39: 170. S. 16, ‘05. 320w.
    Ind. 59: 331. Ag. 10, ‘05. 100w.

“Stimulating and delightful book.”

  + + Pub. Opin. 39: 188. Ag. 5, ‘05. 110w.
    R. of Rs. 32: 126. Jl. ‘05. 70w.

Adventures of King James the Second of England, by the author of “A life of Sir Kenelm Digby,” “Rochester,” etc. *$4.80. Longmans.

An informal history which takes for granted the reader’s knowledge of the political events of the time, and presents in a wealth of anecdotes a characterization of the unfortunate James. His early military career on the continent under Condé and Turenne, his service to the English navy, his genuine religious convictions, are set forth, and he is shown to have been “a straightforward English gentleman, a courageous soldier, a skilful admiral, and an excellent man of business.” This may go far toward mitigating the world’s judgment of him, based on his three years of disastrous kingship. There are several beautiful portraits.

“While it keeps James’s best side uppermost, and while it exhibits frankly Roman Catholic sympathies, the facts, except here and there where Restoration politics come in, are presented accurately and fairly. A book which, if not strikingly interesting, is nevertheless useful for bringing out features of James’s character which are not in general adequately recognized.”

  + Am. Hist. R. 10: 648. Ap. ‘05. 860w.

“We laid the book down with the conviction established that it is one of the most fascinating and withal instructive, historical works that have appeared for the past few years. For, notwithstanding its somewhat flippant title, it is a piece of serious work, though not precisely history. The narrative runs on, from first to last, in a brisk and lucid flow, upon the surface of which bubbles up from time to time a flash of the humor and good-natured sarcasm that we should expect from the pen that has given us the ‘Life of a prig.’ A fine introduction by Dom Gasquet adds another charm to the book.”

  + + + Cath. World. 80: 684. F. ‘05. 500w.

“The work is slightly tinged with a Catholic bias, but is on the whole very fair in its statement of events and impartial, if sometimes original, in its judgment of men.”

  + + — Dial. 38: 159. Mr. 1, ‘05. 170w.

“A pleasantly written life of King James, intended for the general reader and possessing no historical value.” C. H. F.

  + Eng. Hist. R. 20: 827. O. ‘05. 320w.

“Uncommonly interesting throughout but unconvincing.”

  + — Ind. 59: 454. Ag. 24, ‘05. 190w.

“While less convincing than Dr. Airy’s life of Charles II. this volume has the merits which are represented by a fulness of information and incisive writing.”

  + Nation. 80: 503. Je. 22, ‘05. 570w.

* Aesop. Fables. *$2. Moffat.

Miss Elizabeth Luther Cary furnishes a pleasing introduction to this new holiday edition of Æsop’s fables for which J. M. Condé has made many drawings, both in color and black and white.

* + Critic. 47: 575. D. ‘05. 10w.
* + Dial. 39: 446. D. 16, ‘05. 140w.
* + Ind. 59: 1385. D. 14, ‘05. 50w.

* “On the whole we find the spirit of the artist too burlesque, especially for an edition in which the moral is carefully preserved and printed in boldface type.”

  Nation. 81: 450. N. 30, ‘05. 70w.
* Outlook. 81: 833. D. 2, ‘05. 30w.

Aflalo, Moussa. Truth about Morocco; an indictment of the British foreign office; with introd by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. *$1.50. Lane.

This book “is in the main, an attack upon Lord Lansdowne’s policy in respect to Morocco and England’s commercial interests there, and devotes itself to showing how great the loss will be when France has assumed control, and how thoroughly everything done to raise British prestige through a long series of years has been overturned by a scratch of the pen.”—Dial.

“The book presents a thorough statement of the attitude of Morocco toward the outer world, by one in possession of the facts.” Wallace Rice.

  + Dial. 38: 90. F. 1, ‘05. 150w.

Ainger, Alfred. Gospel and human life: sermons. $2. Macmillan.

“The dominant note of Canon Ainger’s posthumous book is sadness.... As we lay the book down we feel that in the eyes of the author the times are religiously out of joint. For while he cannot be said to dogmatise, he deplores deeply the ever-increasing disregard for dogma and what he calls ‘the decay of worship.’”—Spec.

5“These sermons are distinctly better than the average.”

  + Am. J. of Theol. 9: 598. Jl. ‘05. 180w.

“There is much which is beautiful in these sermons, both from a literary and a religious point of view, much which must add warmth to the affectionate memory cherished by so many of this scholar and man of God.”

  + + Spec. 94: 16. Ja. 7, ‘05. 1260w.

Akers, Charles Edmond. History of South America, 1854-1904. *$6. Dutton.

The author, who has lived in South America for fourteen years and has had wide experience on the continent as a journalist, gives an account of the South American republics and their troubled history. He shows us the men who have made the politics of these states for the last fifty years and the general movements and tendencies which have been felt in the entire continent. Aside from his own observations he has drawn upon Spanish and Portuguese chroniclers for earlier history. There are interesting illustrations.

“Thirty-four pages of historical introduction, in which the uninformed reader will be dismayed at the array of names and dates and misled by the generalizations. In fact the chief value of the book is that it can be used as a trustworthy contemporary history. It has the defects that the account of an eye-witness must have, even when he has been able to get the perspective of a few years and to hear the other side. But it has the advantage of being written by a writer trained to see clearly. The most welcome feature of the book is the comprehensive treatment of important events. Yet scarcely less valuable are the comments on existing conditions. Rarely does one find a book at once so useful to the specialist and so interesting to the tyro.” Hiram Bingham.

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 671. Ap. ‘05. 770w.

“The author tells his story clearly and with spirit, and adds some well condensed information about the present state of these countries.” E. M. Ll.

  + + — Eng. Hist. R. 20: 615. Jl. ‘05. 250w.

“There is nothing extant on this subject either so comprehensive or so reliable.”

  + + + Ind. 58: 1189. My. 25. ‘05. 390w.

“A useful and comprehensive volume. This is the first comprehensive history in English of the last half-century of the South American states—since they attained independence from Spanish control.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 247. F. ‘05. 190w.

“A most readable, impartial, clear-sighted appreciation of political leaders and their motives.”

  + + Spec. 94: 112. Ja. 28, ‘05. 730w.

Alcott, Louisa M. Jack and Jill. $2. Little.

This new volume in the “Little women” series, is quite as attractive as its predecessors and contains eight full-page illustrations by Harriet Roosevelt Richards which show us Jack and Jill just as Miss Alcott must have wished us to see them.

    Outlook. 81: 428. O. 21, ‘05. 40w.

Alcott, Louisa M. Under the lilacs. $2. Little.

Uniform with the other volumes of this new and elaborate edition of Miss Alcott’s famous stories, the “Little women” series, “Under the lilacs” contains eight full-page pictures by Alice Barber Stephens, which make Sancho and his friends seem, if possible, more real than ever before.

    Outlook. 81: 428. O. 21, ‘05. 40w.
*   Nation. 81: 406. N. 16, ‘05. 150w.
* + + R. of Rs. 32: 766. D. ‘05. 120w.

* Alden, Isabella Macdonald (Mrs. George R.) (Pansy, pseud.). David Ransom’s watch. $1.50. Lothrop.

“When Ben Ransom, David’s younger brother, left the old farm, he took $700 ... and he took his father’s old silver watch as well. David could ill spare the money. He had to wait another year before he could get married. And he was particularly sorry to part with the watch.... Ben’s life thereafter was full of ups and downs. His restlessness and fickleness were his ruin.... David and the old watch both figured conspicuously in his later misadventures.... Two threads of self-sacrifice run through the tale to meet at last, making ideal happiness for the group, from which all the unpleasant folk have been eliminated by chances which the unregenerate reader will call blessed.”—N. Y. Times.

* “It has the best plot that she has ever devised.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 347. My. 27, ‘05. 250w.

* “Is a well-told, pleasing story of commonplace, likable people, with plenty of wholesome sentiment flavored with the humor of the soil. It is a good book for old and young alike.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 447. Jl. 8, ‘05. 180w.
* + R. of Rs. 32: 765. D. ‘05. 60w.

Alden, William Livingston. Jimmy Brown trying to find Europe. 60c. Harper.

“This new book of Jimmy’s adventures ... deals with the travels of James and his friend Mike ... from West Thompsonville, somewhere in New York state, to Paris, by way of the fields and country roads, the railroad, the canal, a steamboat, and finally a freighter from Montreal to Havre. Jimmy is in search of his father and mother, whose address, he knows, is ‘Grand Hotel, Europe.’”—N. Y. Times.

    Critic. 47: 381. O. ‘05. 70w.

“Jimmy does not age or grow tiresome.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 398. Je. 17, ‘05. 710w.

“Jimmy Brown’s fortunes and the manner of telling, while quite frothy, are excellent vacation reading.”

  + Pub. Opin. 39: 252. Ag. 19, ‘05. 160w.

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

A trustworthy guide to Wagner’s trilogy for the student and music lover. Part I. touches upon Wagner, the man and composer, and the circumstances leading to the composition; also gives a resume of the legendary sources from which material was drawn; Part II. is an authoritative essay upon Wagner’s musico-dramatic system; Part III. presents a careful analysis of the three dramas of the trilogy.

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. Judith of Bethulia; a tragedy. $1. Houghton.

A drama in four acts, written for Nance O’Neil, whose photograph appears as the frontispiece. Mr. Aldrich builds the drama from his poem, “Judith,” in which the heroine, a strong, just, refined woman, is impelled by her religion and patriotism to a deed of unwonted daring. He introduces here and there new portions which “show no decline of the power to evoke pictorial images and touch deep sources of feeling by which the early work of Mr. Aldrich was distinguished.” (N. Y. Times).

“In its compact dramatic action, set forth in verse of a firm yet delicate beauty, it has the perennial significance that attaches to sincere and masterly workmanship.” Ferris Greenslet.

  + Atlan. 96: 422. S. ‘05. 80w.

“As a play, ‘Judith of Bethulia’ fails to hold the interest, and as a poem it fails to reach inspired heights. But it is well worth reading in a quiet hour, because of its simplicity, its chasteness and its serenity.” Clayton Hamilton.

  + Bookm. 21: 101. Mr. ‘05. 520w.

6“A book that is dignified and impressive throughout, a book not unworthy of the trained artistic hand which brings it to us as a gift.”

  + + Dial. 38: 48. Ja. 16, ‘05. 420w.

“Mr. Aldrich’s mastery of poetic atmosphere is so easy, his metrical gift so constant, that he accomplishes a feat difficult for most writers of modern poetic drama, and weaves his melody and color around speeches of mere theatric necessity, and even around broken lines of swift dialogue.”

  + + Nation. 80: 73. Ja. 26, ‘05. 520w.

“We are the richer for a truly poetic drama, not quite so felicitous in imagery and expression as the earlier version and without the swift dramatic movement of inevitable events that marks the perfectly successful play upon the theatrical side, but dignified and imaginative and with the author’s unfailing insight into the passionate emotions of human nature.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 18. Ja. 14, ‘05. 400w.

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.

A collection of a hundred and twenty-four miracle stories and sacred legends written by fathers of the church and published in Italy during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The four divisions are: I. Selections from the lives of the holy fathers together with the spiritual field; II. Selections from the lives of the saints and Beati of Tuscany; III. Selections from the wonders of God in His saints, Bologna, 1593; IV. Flowers of sanctity, Venice, 1726.

Alexander, Thomas, and Thomson, A. W. Graphic statics; a graduated series of problems and practical examples, with numerous diagrams, all drawn to scale. *50c. Macmillan.

“The authors first give a set of sixteen graduated problems on coplanar forces, solved by means of force and link polygons.... Then follows a set of seventeen examples showing application to roof trusses, girders, wall, and masonry arches.... The book is intended more particularly as an introduction to the author’s Elementary applied mechanics.”—Nature.

    Acad. 68: 962. S. 16, ‘05. 90w.

“The treatment is somewhat fragmentary and arbitrary, but, if supplemented by the teacher, the course would prepare a student for a systematic study of graphic statics.”

  + Nature. 71: 507. Mr. 30, ‘05. 100w.

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

A book adapted “to the needs of the average business or professional man.... It is a simple, straightforward exposition of the principles on which all sound insurance is conducted, including a fair and impartial statement of those facts in the history and present management of the great American companies which every prospective policy-holder should know.”—R. of Rs.

“The book is certainly informing. It is not altogether solemn either. It has its humors, both intentional and unintentional.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 339. My. 27, ‘05. 1030w.

“A careful and informative treatise on the general subject of life insurance.”

  + Outlook. 80: 392. Je. 10, ‘05. 50w.
  + + + R. of Rs. 31: 767. Je. ‘05. 130w.

Algue, Jose. Cyclones of the Far East. 2d (rev.) ed. Bureau of public printing, Manila, P. I.

This pamphlet issued from the Manila Central observatory, “is printed in both English and Spanish, and contains data for the month of July upon atmospheric pressure, rainfall, relative humidity, winds, magnetic disturbances, earthquakes (including microseismic movements), and crop-service reports from four districts and about twenty-five towns.” (Nation.)

“A valuable pamphlet.”

  + + Nation. 80: 94. F. 2, ‘05. 520w.

Allaben, Frank. Concerning genealogies. **50c. Grafton press.

Suggestions of value for all who are interested in tracing their family history. As stated in the preface, the book aims to cover every phase of the subject, the sources of information, the methods of research, the compiling, the printing, and the publishing of a genealogy.

“It is a volume of practical suggestions, pleasantly worded, and embodies the results of much experience in the work.”

  + Dial. 38: 276. Ap. 16, ‘05. 50w.

“One finds little that is new or striking in these rather cleverly written pages.”

  + — Nation. 80: 191. Mr. 9, ‘05. 80w.

Allbutt, Thomas Clifford. Historical relations of medicine and surgery to the end of the 16th century: an address delivered at the St. Louis congress, 1904. *$1. Macmillan.

A plea for the “unity of medicine,” especially in England where medicine and surgery “have been so radically separated as to be regarded as two professions.”

“The address is well written and interesting.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 1: 788. Je. 24, 430w.

“The lectures are, of course, largely technical in their treatment ... but the general purport is clear enough.”

  + + Spec. 94: 719. My. 13, ‘05. 210w.

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

A new and less expensive edition of a work which appeared ten years ago. It is hoped that its reappearance will revive and increase interest in book-plate collecting, which fashion has waned perceptibly. The book contains the bibliography of Eben Newell Hewins, and the rare and interesting book-plate, with few omissions, that appeared in the first edition.

“A work of permanent value for guidance and reference, and freely illustrated with examples.”

  + + Nation. 81: 278. O. 5, ‘05. 120w.

“The book is simply a reprint, with all the imperfections of the first edition reproduced.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 726. O. 28, ‘05. 330w.
  + + Outlook. 81: 277. S. 30, ‘05. 180w.

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

The Kentucky rose-garden which furnishes the setting for this June-time idyl is a fit place for the day dreams of a lonely man who had “gone softly” all his days. One day he welcomes to his garden his “Lady of Roses,” the daughter of the only woman he had ever loved. Here under the jacqueminots he guards with a fatherly eye the love-making of this fair Marcia and his neighbor Louis. The very summer sunshine and rose garden perfume pervade the story thruout.

* “It is a tender, graceful little love-story, quaintly told by a third person.”

  + Dial. 39: 448. D. 16, ‘05. 150w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 832. D. 2, ‘05. 120w.

* “A sentimental romance which depends for much of its effect upon annoying and artificial phrases.”

  Outlook. 81: 833. D. 2, ‘05. 70w.

7Allen, Gardner W. Our navy and the Barbary corsairs. **$1.50. Houghton.

An account of this interesting period of American history written from original sources. The events which are scattered over a period of forty years (1778-1818) are brought together and tell the story of how the United States, in the first years of her national existence, rebelled at paying the tribute which all Europe paid to the Mohammedan states of north Africa. The story of the success of our little navy, the wars with Tripoli and Algiers, the deeds of Preble and Decatur, and the adventures of our seamen with the famous pirates is all the more romantic because it is true.

“A good example of a book that is scientific and at the same time popular. It is popular by reason of the dramatic quality of the information that it contains. Its interest lies in the intrinsic interest of its facts. The narrative is plain, simple and straightforward.” Charles Oscar Paullin.

  + + + Am. Hist. R. 11: 174. O. ‘05. 770w.

“Dr. Allen has made his work thorough and authoritative, but betrays a needless distrust of his own descriptive powers, leaving the more dramatic events to be described almost entirely in the words of eye-witnesses.”

  + + Dial. 38: 359. My. 16, ‘05. 290w.

“Dr. Allen’s story is really as engrossing as a romance. It is safe to say that, for the history of the movement as a whole, Dr. Allen is not likely to have a successor.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 420. My. 25, ‘05. 1870w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 197. Ap. 1, ‘05. 970w.

“It is also a historical treatise of no small value, colligating clearly and compactly the results of much original as well as secondary research, and embodying a survey of astonishingly wide range. The work is well written and well balanced throughout.”

  + + + Outlook. 79: 707. Mr. 18, ‘05. 280w.

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

“Mr. Alston, who is Deputy professor of history in Elphinstone college at Bombay, has written a brief but lucid sketch of the constitutions of the chief political communities of the modern world. His little book was planned to meet the needs of university students; but it will have a wider field.... [It] consists of three opening chapters dealing respectively with Federalism, and the Two-chamber system, Party government, and the Demarcation of powers; and of a second part in which a special and more detailed account is given of the constitutions of the chief powers of the world.”—Spec.

“Mr. Alston has done a useful piece of work, which, in its brevity and clearness, is a model of the expository functions of a professor.”

  + + Spec. 94: 620. Ap. 29, ‘05. 410w.

Altsheler, Joseph A. The candidate. $1.50. Harper.

In this political novel the hero, who is a presidential candidate, is accompanied by his niece on a speech-making tour through the West. A newspaper correspondent, also in attendance, loves the girl, and is largely responsible for the triumph of the candidate. The path of love is not smooth, however, for the girl is the betrothed of a distinguished politician, whose enmity her uncle has no wish to incur.

“Mr. Altsheler has given us a thoroughly readable story.” W: M. Payne.

  + + Dial. 38: 391. Je. 1, ‘05. 550w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 135. Mr. 4, ‘05. 120w.

“‘The candidate’ is by no means an unreadable book, but it is not in Mr. Altsheler’s previous best style, nor is it up to his usual level of interest. The various elements of plot somehow lack the cohesion necessary to weld them into a convincing whole.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 451. Jl. 8, ‘05. 570w.

“From a literary point of view there is little to be said of the book, which merits attention chiefly through giving publicity to campaign methods from apparently authentic ‘inside’ information.”

  + Outlook. 79: 960. Ap. 15, ‘05. 60w.

“There are certain crudities of plot and language, but one readily pardons them because it is a good story and does not turn out in the last chapter to be a brief for political reform.”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 676. Ap. 29, ‘05. 320w.

“That story is told with an almost prodigal display of intelligence and power.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 760. Je. ‘05. 180w.

Altsheler, Joseph A. Guthrie of the Times: a story of success. $1.50. Doubleday.

“Mr. Joseph A. Altsheler has deserted the field of warfare for that of present-day journalism and politics, and has given us in his ‘Guthrie of the Times,’ an interesting and straightforward story of modern life—‘a story of success,’ he calls it, and the description is true in more senses than one. The scene of the novel is a state unnamed, but easily identifiable as Kentucky; the hero is a newspaper writer of resource and high ideals; the heroine is a young woman who has to become re-Americanized after a life spent mainly abroad. How the hero defeats the attempt to impeach a public officer in the interests of a corrupt financial enterprise, how the heroine witnessing, admires, and how in the end he wins both her love and an unexpected nomination for congress, are the chief matters which enlist our interest.”—Dial.

“One cannot criticize this type of story, however. It is to be enjoyed or laid aside, according to taste and temperament. It is very American.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 1: 555. My. 6. 370w.

“The whole story is told to direct and workmanlike effect.” W. M. Payne.

  + Dial. 38: 15. Ja. 1, ‘05. 220w.

“Admirable story of southern life. The fresh sane optimism of the book is very appealing.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 117. Ja. ‘05. 220w.

Ames, Joseph Sweetman. Text-book of general physics, for high schools and colleges. *$3.50. Am. bk.

“The general plan of treatment appears to be a general popular enunciation of the matter of a section, followed by the more detailed discussion of the experiments, apparatus, etc., and ending with a historical review and bibliography. This excellent plan has, however, at times fallen into the natural mistake of making the popular introduction so full as to result in an unnecessary and rather confusing repetition of matter, often leaving the reader uncertain as to whether he has read all on a given topic or not.”—Educ. R.

“In spite of the shortcomings in many of the details, the book contains very much valuable matter and will prove a desirable addition to the library of every physicist.” William Hallock.

  + + — Educ. R. 29: 319. Mr. ‘05. 1640w. (Detailed review of contents.)

“The combination of simplicity with accuracy of statement is the essential feature of a practicable book for use with beginners in college, and it may justly be said of Professor Ames’ volume that it possesses this combination of qualities to an unusual degree.” E. L. N.

  + + + Phys. R. 20: 63. Ja. ‘05. 160w.

“A distinct defect in this otherwise excellent book is the complete absence of illustrative problems.” W. Le Conte Stevens.

  + + — Science. n. s. 22: 175. Ag. 11, ‘05. 630w.

8Ames, Oakes. Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family orchidaceae, issuing from the Ames botanical laboratory, North Easton, Mass. **$3. Houghton.

“This fascicle includes descriptions and plates of five new and fourteen old species, a descriptive list of orchids collected in the Philippine islands by the United States government botanists, a description and figure of a hitherto unrecorded orchid in the United States, and a paper entitled ‘Contributions toward a monograph of the American species of spiranthes.’”—Science.

    Bot. G. 39: 431. Je. ‘05. 160w.
  + + Country Calendar. 1: 492. S. ‘05. 50w.

“The volume is a valuable and interesting contribution to the knowledge of a part of one of the most attractive orders of flowering plants.”

  + + + Nation. 80: 436. Je. 1, ‘05. 250w.

“Taken all in all this work is one which must be very highly commended.” Charles E. Bessey.

  + + + Science. n.s. 21: 786. My. 19, ‘05. 520w.

Ames, V. B. Matrimonial primer; with a pictorial matrimonial mathematics and decorations by Gordon Ross. *75c. Paul Elder.

Humorous, epigrammatic bits of advice for husband and wife are found in this little volume. Its friendly shafts frequently strike home, and one may both laugh and profit by them.

* “The wit sometimes falls to commonplaceness but never to anything more objectionable.”

  + Dial. 39:384. D. 1, ‘05. 80w.

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

“This study treats of the whole school of Japanese color-print artists, and is appropriately illustrated with half-tone reproductions of famous paintings. The whole is printed on Japanese paper, and an appendix shows facsimiles of the most famous signatures of color-print artists, presented in this volume for the benefit of collectors.”—R. of Rs.

“The frequent occurrence of such misstatements as these mar what would otherwise be a very acceptable essay, readable, and giving in compact form much information useful to those who are becoming interested in Ukiyo-ye prints.”

  — — + Dial. 39: 16. Jl. 1, ‘05. 520w.

Reviewed by Charles de Kay.

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 445. Jl. 8, ‘05. 1630w.

“A sympathetic, suggestive analysis of Japanese paintings.”

  + + R. of Rs. 32: 127. Jl. ‘05. 110w.

* Andersen, Hans Christian. Ugly duckling. *75c. Moffat.

This “centenary edition ... is a small quarto in boards, printed on a sort of buff paper, with the added distinction of illustrations by M. H. Squire, four colored plates and some pen-drawings.”—Nation.

* + Ind. 59: 1385. D. 14, ‘05. 30w.
* + Nation. 81: 450. N. 30, ‘05. 70w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 744. N. 4, ‘05. 40w.

Anderson, Edward L., and Collier, Price. Riding and driving. **$2. Macmillan.

“How to select, train and ride a saddle horse is clearly and practically explained by Mr. Edward L. Anderson by means of print and photography, and in the latter half of the same volume Mr. Price Collier not only tells how to drive single, double and four, but also gives a large amount of practical information on the care of horses in sickness and in health, shoeing, harnessing, feeding and stabling.”—Ind.

  + + Ind. 58: 1253. Je. 1, ‘05. 70w.
  + + Nature. 72: 197. Je. 29, ‘05. 350w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 389. Je. 17, ‘05. 190w.
* + R. of Rs. 32: 640. N. ‘05. 80w.
  + + — Spec. 95: 471. S. 30, ‘05. 430w.

Anderson, Frank Maloy. Constitutions and other select documents, illustrative of the history of France, 1789-1901. *$2. Wilson, H. W.

Professor Anderson says: “The practice of studying documents in connection with the history courses given in American universities, colleges and high schools, has now become so general, and the results attained so satisfactory, that the method no longer requires any defense.” This document-book has been the outgrowth of personal need with classes in the University of Minnesota, when work has been hampered by the lack of a convenient collection of documents; also the suggestion of compiling such a work was stimulated by the fact that French documents are more attractive than any others, and that the period of the French Revolution “deserves a volume in English presenting as large a portion as possible of the important documents.” The book is well printed and strongly bound.

“The work of the teacher of modern French history will be rendered easier and more effective by the publication of Professor Anderson’s volume. Professor Anderson’s selection has been made with special reference to the requirements of practical work.” Henry E. Bourne.

  + + Am. Hist. R. 10: 407. Ja. ‘05. 530w.

Andrews, Rev. Samuel James. Man and the Incarnation; or, Man’s place in the universe as determined by his relations to the Incarnate Son. **$1.50. Putnam.

The author’s discussion of the creation of man, his fall, and his redemption through the Incarnate Son of God, is based upon “Premises and presupposition belonging to another age,” says the Independent, “an age which even saintly character and pathetic pleading cannot call back from its tomb.” The outlook for inharmonious man according to the author is nothing short of the “great tribulation” which marks the end of the world.

  Ind. 59: 152. Jl. 20, ‘05. 70w.

“He stands entirely outside of our modern way of looking at things.”

  Pub. Opin. 39: 413. S. 23, ‘05. 190w.

Angell, James Rowland. Psychology: an introductory study of the structure and function of human consciousness. *$1.50. Holt.

Professor Angell sets forth first of all in an elementary way the generally accepted facts and principles bearing upon the functional and genetic rather than the structural phases of psychology. “In the second place, since the real field of psychology is consciousness, the purpose of the author is to show how consciousness in cognitive, affective and volitional aspects originates and develops.... The third division takes up the elementary features of volition, and follows this general introduction with a treatment of the relation of volition to interest, effort and desire, character and the will, and finally the self.” (Pub. Opin.)

“The book under consideration is one which fills a very genuine and widely felt need in the psychological world. Its great merit can be stated in a word. It is a treatise sufficiently elementary to be used as a textbook for an introductory class, which succeeds in co-ordinating the outcome of the analysis of the content of consciousness with the functional interpretation of those contents which alone can give them rational organization and meaning. 9The influence of Dewey is most evident in the general standpoint, and that of James in many of the details of treatment. In comparison with James’s classic textbook, it has, however, two advantages—in its completeness and in its systematic unity. The affective processes, which James nowhere mentions, here receive due treatment, and many minor omissions in the older textbook are filled in. The unity of all conscious processes is made a central idea in the treatment of each one.” Helen Bradford Thompson.

  + + + Am. J. Soc. 10: 691. Mr. ‘05. 2240w.

“The book is essentially a text-book, and has been arranged so as to be flexible to emphasis laid on various desired portions.”

  + + Critic. 46: 382. Ap. ‘05. 90w.

“The text is readable, the doctrine sound, the teaching effective.”

  + + + Dial. 38: 273. Ap. 16, ‘05. 440w.

“One of the very best of elementary textbooks of the subject.” R. S. Woodworth.

  + + — Educ. R. 30: 312. O. ‘05. 860w.

“Numerous works on psychology have appeared in recent years, but this, in our opinion, is not only the latest but also the most satisfactory of them all. Every sentence in this volume shows the careful investigator, who has not only got results, but has also made himself so familiar with these results that apparently without effort he expresses them in words that are simple and in sentences that are clear. Technical readers will not object to this, and untechnical readers will especially appreciate it.”

  + + + Pub. Opin. 38: 255. F. 18, ‘05. 540w.

“It is essentially a text-book, and is abundantly supplied with cross-references.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 255. F. ‘05. 50w.

“We feel the gratitude and satisfaction which are due to a thoroughly capable thinker who gives us a solid, careful and, so far as is desirable in a text for students, original book. There is no need to note in detail the many excellent features in content and form or the few cases of questionable facts and methods of presentation.” Edward L. Thorndike.

  + + + Science. n.s. 21: 468. Mr. 24, ‘05. 620w.

Angus, D. C. Japan: the eastern wonderland. $1. Cassell.

“Supposedly ‘Japan, the eastern wonderland,’ was written by a Japanese for the amusement and instruction of his friends in England where he had received the finishing touches of his education.” (N. Y. Times). The narrator, Kotaro, and his sister Hana furnish representative Japanese types, in the portrayal of whose lives from infancy up, the reader gains a clear idea of conditions, customs and methods of Japanese education. “The past of Japan and much of its history is dwelt upon in this volume. Wonderful have been the changes made during the second half of the last century. There has been the regeneration of Japan, feudalism has been abolished, the samurai have had their privileges curtailed.... There are no tortures for petty crimes. All religions are tolerated. The school children learn their lessons from Japanese translations of foreign text books. Native literature is not neglected, but it is no longer used as a guide.” (N. Y. Times).

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 45. Ja. 21, ‘05. 540w.

Angus, Joseph. Cyclopedic handbook to the Bible: an introduction to the study of the Scriptures. *$2. Revell.

“Originally published in 1853, this has been an eminently useful book. In its present revised form much has been dropped from it, and much added from the gains acquired by a half-century of increasing knowledge, while the original plan, with some rearrangement, remains the same. Its two divisions, treating the Bible first as a book and next as a series of books taken separately, go into manifold details.”—Outlook.

“With some concessions to modern criticism, the general view maintained is strongly conservative. For practical uses the old book seems likely to remain for long a favorite.”

  + Outlook. 79: 1058. Ap. 29, ‘05. 80w.

Annandale, Nelson. Faroes and Iceland. *$1.50. Oxford.

This book is “occupied chiefly with natural history and ethnology ... and ... may be regarded as a series of sociological studies of isolated and rather primitive though civilized communities. As such it has exceptional interest and value, especially since the communities selected for study are of ancient establishment, and have not, in recent years, been the subject of any analogous description.”—Nation.

  + Ath. 1905, 2: 271. Ag. 26, 700w.

“Instructive little volume on these islands of the Far North.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 282. S. 8, ‘05. 1100w.

“On the whole the book reaps an interesting harvest in a new field.”

  + + Nation. 81: 225. S. 14, ‘05. 1010w.

“A most admirable little work,” R. L.

  + + Nature. 72: 506. S. 21, ‘05. 580w.

“The book is an admirable specimen of careful and intelligent observations.”

  + + Spec. 95: 159. Jl. 29, ‘05. 160w.

Annesley, Charles. Standard opera glass. $1.50. Brentano’s.

A new and revised edition of a useful book of reference. It contains sketches of the plots of 123 famous operas, with critical and biographical notes, dates of production, etc. There are indexes of titles and names, and 26 portraits of composers. The contributor of the preface, James Huneker, says: “‘The standard opera glass’ is much in miniature. It may be put in your pocket and read at home or abroad. The author does not burden you with superfluous comment and he tells his story neatly, rapidly and without undue emphasis. He reverences the classics, admires Wagner, and is liberal to the younger men. What more can one ask?”

“A useful book of reference.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 40. Ja. 21, ‘05. 140w.

Anthony, Gardner C. Elements of mechanical drawing. *$1.50. Heath.

“‘Elements of mechanical drawing’ takes the pupil in hand before he has seen a single instrument, and in 152 pages teaches him to make full-sized sectional drawings of a complete commutator from a rough working sketch jotted down free hand. The author is professor of drawing in Tufts college and dean of the department of engineering; his textbook, first issued ten years ago as a strictly elemental work, is now revised and changed for use in evening drawing schools and technical colleges.”—N. Y. Times.

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 11. Ja. 7, ‘05. 230w.

Antrim, Mrs. Minna Thomas (Titian, pseud.). Knocks—witty, wise and—. *75c. Jacobs.

Cynical observations and “dark glass” digs based upon men and women’s foibles and weaknesses.

Apperson, G. L. Bygone London life: pictures from a vanished past. *$1.50. Pott.

“An industrious collection of odds and ends illustrative of the life of London in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.... The restaurants and coffeehouses, and their frequenters, the swells and beaus and macaronies, are depicted by aid of the memoirs, letters, and society verse of that day. The effect is much like that of a visit to one of the quaint old museums described in chapter IV.”—Am. Hist. R.

“The especial value of Apperson’s treatment is the literary point of view.” Katharine Coman.

  + Am. Hist. R. 10: 687. Ap. ‘05. 320w.

10Archbald, Anna, and Jones, Georgiana. Fusser’s book. 75c. Fox.

An enlarged edition of the “Fusser’s book” which gives advice to fussers or flirts in epigrammatic phrases. “Angle for a lady’s hobby, and when you’ve hooked it play her. If the lady in turn angles for yours, don’t jump at the bait.”

Aristotle. Politics; tr. by B. Jowett. *$1. Oxford.

In an introductory discussion, Aristotle’s relation to his “Politics” is clearly defined as that of the utilitarian philosopher, and student of human nature, with due emphasis on ethical values as he “treats of the state as one of the chief means thru which the individual obtains to happiness.” “The object of the ‘Politics’ is both practical and speculative; to explain the nature of the ideal city in which the end of happiness may be fully realized; to suggest some methods of making existent states more useful to the individual citizen than they were in Aristotle’s time, or had been in the past.”

“The analysis and the index are well done.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 1: 463. Ap. 15, 130w.

“The reprint, which is in a small and convenient volume, will be found especially useful by students of political science who are not students of Greek.”

  + + Nation. 81: 96. Ag. 3, ‘05. 430w.

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

A biography which furnishes in nine short chapters a well-ordered analysis of the work of perhaps the greatest painter technically. “Best of all parts of the book for public guidance is the introduction, in which much of the best modern thought on esthetics is presented in a concise and clear form. There is discussion of the idea that ‘art is the use for subjective expression of a power which displays itself objectively in what we call beauty,’ and we are reminded that ‘mere correctness of imitation holds no higher place in a picture than grammar does in a poem.’ ... An interesting chapter on the precursors of Gainsborough traces some characteristics of British art back through the seventeenth century to miniaturists of a time even before Holbein.... The landscapes and portraits are, properly, treated together, for Gainsborough’s art was always that of the impressionist who paints hotly under the stimulus of any vision fitted to appeal, whether in the shape of a lovely scene in nature or a beautiful woman.” (Ind.)

  + + Ind. 59: 157. Jl. 20, ‘05. 390w.

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

As director of the National gallery of Ireland, the author knows well how to interpret and value the ideals and success of a school of painting. The artists represented in the Peel collection “give to him an opportunity of writing a monograph on Dutch painting which, we are glad to note, includes several Flemings directly affected by Holland.” (Outlook). He uses for illustration the works of Metsu, Terborch, Vermeer, Hooghe, Jan Steen, Ostade, Willem and Adrien van de Velde, Wouwerman, Hobbema, Ruisdael, Cuijp, Koninck, and Hals. The book is interesting in itself, and of value to those who wish a better understanding of Dutch art.

“An acute and valuable critical essay on the Dutch school.”

  + + Nation. 80: 194. Mr. 9, ‘05. 670w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 591. S. 9, ‘05. 440w.

“A particularly important contribution to the better understanding of Dutch art.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 452. F. 18, ‘05. 200w.

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

“A popular reprint of a monumental work on the English portrait painter, first published five years ago, by the greatest living authority on the subject.... Particularly is Sir Walter Armstrong to be congratulated for his fine sense of selection, by which he has drawn what is truthful and distinctive from the early biographies; also for his critical estimates, which have stood the most searching and eager tests of five years of criticism.”—N. Y. Times.

* “Presents in conclusion to a thorough and interesting biography a sympathetic picture of an unsympathetic man, a guarded estimate of a deliberate artist.”

  + Int. Studio. 27: sup. 31. D. ‘05. 220w.

* “The public is to be congratulated on having so authoritative a work thus brought within reasonable reach while maintaining a high standard of manufacture.”

  + + Nation. 81: 445. N. 30, ‘05. 110w.
* + + N. Y. Times. 10: 796. N. 25, ‘05. 230w.
* + Outlook. 81: 704. N. 25, ‘05. 110w.

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

The author of “Elizabeth and her German garden” has written of an experience in the life of her grand ducal highness, the Princess Priscilla. “Aided and accompanied by the good old ducal librarian, Priscilla, feeling her ‘soul starved’ in the dull little court, runs away and lives for two miserable weeks the life of a nobody-in-particular. Just what happened, what mischief she did, and how it all ended, the author tells with her own arch humor.... She pricks pretty effectually the cult and cant of ‘simple life,’ its natural collapse being ‘a by-product of the vivacious tale.’” (N. Y. Times.)

* “We may as well confess at once that Elizabeth has enchanted us again. Either she throws her spell over you, and then you follow with delight wherever she leads: or your temperament resists her spell, and then you take umbrage at her airs, and, in the present volume, at her ragged plot and occasional heaviness of phrase.”

  + — Acad. 68: 1229. N. 25, ‘05. 570w.
* + Ath. 1905, 2: 682. N. 18. 230w.

* “This volume is highly characteristic of its writer. We get the usual epigrammatic humor, not without cynicism, the usual liveliness of narration and dialogue, and, it must be confessed, the usual absurdities and exaggerations. The characters, though overdrawn, are full of interest.”

  + — Nation. 81: 488. D. 14, ‘05. 370w.

* “Is well worth reading, not only for the genuine enjoyment it will give, but for its sensible and logical ‘conclusion of the whole matter.’”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 794. N. 25, ‘05. 650w.

* “The story, although slight and farcical, is very amusing and good reading for a leisure hour.”

  + Outlook. 81: 708. N. 25, ‘05. 180w.

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

“The author devotes his first and longest chapter to a description of Japanese institutions as they existed about 500 A. D. Then follow two chapters, one on the events leading up to the reform, the other, a particularly good one, on the political doctrine of the Chinese by which the reformers were so strongly influenced. Next comes a long chapter on the new institutions introduced under Kotoku and his successor; and lastly a short chapter sketches the subsequent development.”—Nation.

“Next to Mr. Chamberlain’s translation of the ‘Kojiki’ with its invaluable introduction and notes, this volume by Dr. Asakawa is first in importance of works in English upon the 11period of which it treats.” George William Knox.

  + + + Am. Hist. R. 11: 128. O. ‘05. 590w.

“It seems hardly too much to say that he has here laid the foundation stone for the critical study of early Japanese institutions. The author’s style is clear for the most part. The author is to be congratulated on having successfully accomplished a difficult piece of pioneer work.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 57. Ja. 19, ‘05. 1060w.

Asakawa, K. Russo-Japanese conflict: its causes and issues. **$2. Houghton.

Dr. Asakawa “has made a most illuminating and complete statement of the needs and aspirations of the Japanese people, which led them to take up arms against Russia.” (R. of Rs.) “He accepts tacitly the economic interpretation of history upon which Karl Marx and his followers insist, proving that the vast increase in the population of Japan requires an outlet on the Asiatic mainland, and setting forth the right and interests recently acquired by Japan in both Manchuria and Korea.... The book contains portraits of the statesmen who figure in its pages and may be taken as a valuable contribution to contemporary history from the end of the war with China through the diplomatic correspondence immediately following the outbreak of hostilities.” (Dial). The author is lecturer on the civilization and history of East Asia at Dartmouth college.

“No subject of a neutral power could have written a more impartial account of the long diplomatic engagement which preceded the outbreak of hostilities in the far East. The special and quite unusual virtue of this book is the elimination of moral standards and patriotic sentiment from the discussion of a present-day conflict.” Ferdinand Schwill.

  + + + Am. J. Soc. 10: 701. Mr. ‘05. 170w.

“His whole statement is cool, temperate, and wonderfully free from heat or special pleading.”

  + + Critic. 47: 92. Jl. ‘05. 200w.

“A clear and logical presentation of the cause of his native land, with an endeavor to make an unprejudiced statement of the side of its adversaries also. In the latter effort he is as successful as anyone could reasonably expect, his desire to quote from Russian authorities wherever they have spoken amounting to solicitude. Of the broad causes leading up to hostilities, Dr. Asakawa tells us little not already known. But in details and the marshalling of facts he is far fuller than anyone preceding him.” Wallace Rice.

  + + Dial. 38: 9. Ja. 1, ‘05. 760w.

“It is a statement ... remarkable for both its brevity and its restraint. The book is so dispassionately written that the nationality of the author if not disclosed would hardly have been guessed. It is one of the strong points of Dr. Asakawa’s argument that he does not take very high moral ground. His statement of causes leading to the war is rather political than moral.”

  + + + Nation. 80: 98. F. 2, ‘05. 1060w.

“Another thoughtful philosophical work.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 124. Ja. ‘05. 70w.

* “His book should be indispensable to all who study the outbreak of one of the greatest wars, in effect as well as extent, of which history tells us.”

  + + + Spec. 95: 695. N. 4, ‘05. 210w.

“A real and permanent contribution to historical and political science, as well as an interesting and timely book. The map leaves much to be desired.” Amos S. Hershey.

  + + — Yale R. 14: 92. My. ‘05. 940w.

Asbury, Francis. Heart of Asbury’s journal; ed. by Ezra Squier Tipple. *$1.50. Eaton.

“The memory of this main pioneer and organizer of American Methodism is now honored by substantial extracts, covering the forty-five years of his ministry in this country, in a revised and corrected text.... The author wrote by fits and starts, under all the difficulties of a laborious and constant itinerary, and the compiler has not improved his unpretentious jottings beyond recognition, but one may find items of antique or curious interest.”—Nation.

“Its chief interest is in connection with a history of early Methodism, with side-lights on manners and customs.”

  + + Am. Hist. R. 10: 716. Ap. ‘05. 70w.

“It is a fascinating ecclesiastical romance which all Christian folk will enjoy.”

  + + Critic. 47: 189. Ag. ‘05. 60w.
  + Nation. 80: 153. F. 23, ‘05. 220w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 99. F. 18, ‘05. 540w.

“The best and almost the only record of the infancy of his church on this continent.”

  + Outlook. 79: 449. F. 18, ‘05. 100w.

Ascham, Roger. English works of Roger Ascham: ed. by William Aldis Wright. $1.50. Macmillan.

Included in the “Cambridge English classics,” this volume contains “Toxophilus,” “Report of the affaires and state of Germany,” and “The scholemaster,” all of which appear in the original spelling. “The scholemaster” has long been “one of the original documents” in educational literature, but the most popular portion of the volume is “Toxophilus,” a treatise on archery.

“No better edition of Ascham’s text is ever likely to be printed.”

  + + + Ath. 1905, 1: 144. F. 4. 250w.

“Mr. Wright’s task has been to ensure the purity of the text. The curious and readable part of this collection is in the teaching of bow shooting; the immortal part lies in the chapters on education.”

  + Nation. 80: 112. F. 9, ‘05. 120w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 168. Mr. 18, ‘05. 340w.

“The name on the title-page is sufficient guarantee of the care with which the text has been reproduced and of the editorial work done on the volume.”

  + Outlook. 79: 349. F. 4, ‘05. 110w.

“Edited by a true scholar.”

  + + + Spec. 94: 406. Mr. 18, ‘05. 1600w.

Ashe, Sydney Whitmore, and Keiley, J. D. Electric railways theoretically and practically treated. **$2.50. Van Nostrand.

The plan of this text-book is “to cover first a few essential principles of motor and car operation, including the testing of equipments. Next the component parts of the car equipment are treated in detail.” (Engin. N.) There are six folding plates and 172 text illustrations.

“A general criticism which may be made on all parts of the work is that every subject is treated too briefly, in fact, one might almost say hurriedly. The material is excellent, and it is well arranged for general reading and for reference. It is undoubtedly more complete than any other concise treatment of the subject.” Henry H. Norris.

  + + — Engin. N. 53: 532. My. 18, ‘05. 950w.

Ashley, Percy. Modern tariff history: Germany, United States, France. *$3. Dutton.

The tariff histories of Germany, France, and the United States are offered in brief form “for the purpose of showing how these countries have met the problems of free trade and protection. It is the work of a politician and an economist, who felt the necessity of coming to a clear and unprejudiced understanding of the great problem.” (N. Y. Times). The tariff history of Germany is outlined from the formation of the Zollverein to the present time. The lesson which the author draws from his investigation of the experience of Germany is summarized as follows: “Changes in tariff policy 12have been only one, and commonly not the most important, among the many causes of her economic progress.” “Of the French tariff legislation,” says Mr. Ashley, “it can be said with some confidence that, whatever it may have done to maintain agriculture—and even there it is arguable that it has encouraged the continuance of old fashioned methods—it has wrought little good and in various ways much harm to industry and commerce.” The tariff legislation in the United States is traced from its beginning, and in conclusion he argues that while America has in the past benefited by a protective policy, the time has come when the abandonment promises greater results.

“Mr. Ashley’s style is remarkable for a certain freshness and vitality which makes his book easy reading in spite of the abstruseness of the subject. Taking it altogether the book is well worth while.” J. E. Conner.

  + + Ann. Am. Acad. 26: 598. S. ‘05. 330w.

“Derived almost wholly from secondary sources intelligently selected, they afford in short compass a good sketch of the history of the tariff during the past century in the three countries. It suffices to say that Mr. Ashley employs the historical method judiciously and effectively, with an evident knowledge of its limitations. Instructive as is this comparative tariff history in many other respects, it is peculiarly excellent as affording an insight into what is called neo-mercantilism, and its correlative—which might perhaps be called neo-libertarianism.”

  + + Nation. 80: 138. F. 16, ‘05. 1040w.

“He has given an interesting history of the tariff in three great countries, but we cannot see how the results of his studies are going to enlighten his countrymen very much.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 7. Ja. 7, ‘05. 1480w.
    R. of Rs. 31: 510. Ap. ‘05. 120w.

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

A good economic monograph written in a spirit of moderation and of especial value to those who are interested in the fiscal controversy.

“It is very readable.”

  + + Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 587. My. ‘05. 170w.
    Nation. 81: 266. S. 28, ‘05. 550w.

“In a small compass he has collected most of the facts bearing on the question, and he has handled his statistics with the skill and the fairness which are to be expected from him.”

  + + Spec. 94: 618. Ap. 29, ‘05. 440w.

Ashmore, Sidney Gillespie. Classics and modern training. **$1.25. Putnam.

“A series of addresses suggestive of the value of classical studies to education, published in the hope of interesting the general reader in a few matters connected with the study of Greek and Latin, and, if possible, to call attention to the value of the ancient language and literature to education.”—Bookm.

    Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 587. My. ‘05. 30w.
  + Dial. 39: 70. Ag. 1, ‘05. 330w.

“Professor Ashmore’s plea for the classics in modern training is well considered and presented, but, naturally, does not contribute anything very novel to the discussion.”

  + Ind. 59: 273. Ag. 3, ‘05. 20w.
  + + Nation. 81: 119. Ag. 10, ‘05. 610w.

“Taken together, the papers have more to do with Greek than with Latin.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 85. F. 11, ‘05. 120w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 219. Ap. 8, ‘05. 650w.
  + Outlook. 80: 390. Je. 10, ‘05. 120w.

“Mr. Ashmore’s attitude is philosophic rather than polemic.”

  + Sat. R. 99: 676. My. 20. ‘05. 90w.
  + Spec. 94: 791. My. 27, ‘05. 360w.

At the sign of the fox, by the author of The garden of a commuter’s wife. $1.50. Macmillan.

At the Sign of the fox a girl who has been an art student tries to retrieve her father’s shattered fortunes by serving tea to travelers passing in carriage or motor car. Two men enter into the story, an artist who had painted the heroine’s portrait unknown to her, and a silent sad man with a haunting past, a dog and a gun. There are other characters and other dogs, and much that is chatty and domestic.

“The author has a strong love of nature, and her sketches of outdoor life have atmosphere and charm.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 2: 397. S. 23. 230w.

“The book is one of those that leave a pleasant taste behind them.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

  + Bookm. 22: 134. O. ‘05. 280w.
  + Critic. 47: 381. O. ‘05. 60w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 394. Je. 17, ‘05. 150w.

“In short, a very feminine sentimental book, but not nearly so good reading as, say, the same author’s ‘Woman errant.’”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 476. Jl. 15, ‘05. 500w.

“But, apart from plot, there is much to admire and enjoy in this spirited and cleverly written book—notably its honest thrusts at social pretentiousness and humbug.”

  + — Outlook. 80: 835. Jl. 29, ‘05. 160w.

“It is all very sweet and wholesome, though we find parts of it a heavy tax on credulity.”

  + Pub. Opin. 39: 504. O. 14, ‘05. 150w.

“The story is eminently readable, although it has not, perhaps, quite the subtle charm which distinguished the first book by this author.”

  + Spec. 95: 434. S. 23, ‘05. 140w.

Atherton, Gertrude Franklin (Frank Lin, pseud.). Bell in the fog, and other stories. $1.25. Harper.

Ten stories which deal with both the natural and the supernatural. Besides the title story they include: ‘The striding place,’ ‘The dead and the countess,’ ‘The greatest good of the greatest number,’ ‘A monarch of a small survey,’ ‘The tragedy of a snob,’ ‘Crowned with one crest,’ ‘Death and the woman,’ ‘A prologue (to an unwritten play),’ ‘Talbot of Ursula.’

“The stories are not bad, considered as magazine stories. They show, most of them, something of Mrs. Atherton’s characteristic qualities—a certain rough power of presentation and an insight into character, especially feminine character. But there is no unifying thought running through all this miscellany. In some we are taken to that mysterious borderland, the ‘great pale world.’ But Mrs. Atherton’s art is not delicate enough for such a theme; neither, to speak plainly, is her mastery over the English language sufficient.”

  + — Acad. 68: 127. F. 11, ‘05. 260w.

“All are characterized by the sort of passionate virility, the picturesque materialism, with which Mrs. Atherton’s previous books have made us familiar. Its faults are want of balance, judgment and restraint.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 1: 238. F. 25. 390w.

“The dominant note of the book is—uncanny. The stories, needless to say, are told by one who can tell them well, but they are the result of introspection rather than of observation.”

  + Cath. World. 29: 129. Ap. ‘05. 140w.

“The method is careless, there is no delicacy of touch, and the dialogue in almost all the stories is preposterous.”

  — — Critic. 46: 477. My. ‘05. 150w.

“[The first is] a charming tale, having that touch of the occult always so fascinating—a faraway suggestion of Poe’s ‘Lady Ligeia.’ The other nine stories vary in everything save in the artistic manner of their handling.... Like Mr. Howells, Mrs. Atherton gives such imaginings the perfect touch by leaving everything vague and unexplained, and by placing them in a setting of real people and things 13thrown upon her canvas with her own surpassing skill.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 114. F. 25, ‘05. 600w.
    Outlook. 79: 704. Mr. 18, ‘05. 40w.

“If anyone can tell what they are all about or why they were written it is Mr. James, and professional ethics will probably seal his lips.”

  Pub. Opin. 38: 298. F. 25, ‘05. 140w.

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

Mr. Moulton, the reader for a publishing house, with his wife and two daughters, who have become accustomed to a literary atmosphere, and his niece, Catalina, a madcap California girl, decide to tour the continent. The story concerns the romances which they meet with and the grand passion which comes to Catalina, who finally quarrels with her relatives and is left the sole interest of the closing pages of the book. The story derives its name from the fact that the party traveled third class thru Spain.

* “The story as a story is of no importance. As an invitation to travel in Spain it is persuasive and alluring.”

  + — Acad. 68: 1263. D. 2, ‘05. 230w.

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

  + — Critic. 47: 510. D. ‘05. 190w.
  * + Lond. Times. 4: 383. N. 10, ‘05. 370w.
  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 671. O. 14, ‘05. 390w.
  + — Outlook. 81: 530. O. 28, ‘05. 60w.

Athlete’s garland. Rice, W., comp. **80c. McClurg.

The compiler has gathered together from many sources, verses relating exclusively to athletic sports. There are no restrictions as to authorship, and the volume includes translations from Homer, Pindar and Virgil, verses by Byron, Swinburne, Emerson, Stevenson, Kipling, Whitman and many others, and several anonymous selections.

“Good taste and judgment characterize this selection throughout.”

  + Dial. 38: 423. Je. 16, ‘05. 160w.
  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 332. My. 20, ‘05. 270w.

Atkins, James. Kingdom in the cradle. $1.25. Pub. house of M. E. church S.

After a preliminary discussion of the problems confronting the Christian world, the author shows that ultimate spiritual triumph will result only from proper “growth of the seed.” Chapters follow outlining the course of child development spiritually, including Christ’s doctrine of the child and the kingdom, The child as the subject of religious education, The church and the home, The child in the home and The Sunday school as a field of training.

Atkinson, Edward. Facts and figures: the basis of economic science. **$1.50. Houghton.

“In a volume published under the title ‘Facts and figures,’ Mr. Edward Atkinson has collected several essays on the protective tariff and the cost of war and warfare.”—R. of Rs.

Reviewed by Winthrop More Daniels.

  Atlan. 95: 561. Ap. ‘05. 420w.

“It may also be doubted whether the science of economics will be greatly advanced by papers which the author admits were sent to press without such complete revision and condensation as would have been suitable.” Arthur B. Woodford.

  Dial. 39: 111. S. 1, ‘05. 400w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 455. Jl. 8, ‘05. 720w.

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

“The material for this book was gathered by the author when he was at the head of public education in the Philippine islands. Its information is of the encyclopaedic sort, conveyed clearly and pleasantly. About a quarter of the book is given to a brief summary of the geography and history of the islands. The rest of the book is devoted to an account of the people and the conditions under which they live. The author’s views of the character of the people and of the proper mode of government for them are in harmony with the present administration. The book is illustrated with half-tone reproductions of photographs.”—Outlook.

“It is a sort of popular presentation of the subject that the ordinary reader will find intelligible.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 528. O. 28, ‘05. 180w.

* “Professor Willis and Doctor Atkinson complement each other’s work. Profit may be drawn from both books. More specifically, however, we are compelled to admit that Dr. Atkinson is too complaisant as to present administrative tendencies.”

  + — Pub. Opin. 39: 667. N. 18, ‘05. 250w.

* “Of recent publications on the Philippines, one of the most useful from the point of view of the general reader is the work by Fred W. Atkinson.”

  + + R. of Rs. 32: 638. N. ‘05. 130w.

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

In expanding his elementary botany of 1898 into a college text, Prof. Atkinson leaves many chapters on the physiological part practically untouched, while others are thoroughly revised especially on the subjects of nutrition and digestion. One subject elaborated for the purpose of bringing it abreast of the times is morphology of fertilization in the gymnosperms and angiosperms. Chapters on the classification of algæ and fungi, and on ecology have also been changed and added to. The treatment falls into five parts, Physiology, Morphology and life history of representative plants, Plant members in relation to environment, Vegetation in relation to environment, and Representative families of angiosperms.

“Professor Atkinson has covered the whole general field in a way that indicates an unusually wide familiarity with the various divisions of the subject.” J. M. C.

  + + Bot. G. 39: 424. Je. ‘05. 310w.

“It is certainly an excellent text-book for a general introductory course in college.”

  + + Ind. 59: 270. Ag. 3, ‘05. 40w.

Atkinson, Thomas D. English architecture. $1.25. Dutton.

The author aims to give the mere elements or grammar of the great subject of English architecture. There are chapters on Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance art, on churches, monasteries, and houses; each subject is treated historically. A conclusion deals with the French influence. There are 200 tiny illustrations.

“Succinct outline to the vast subject of English architecture, on its structural and what may be called its actual aspects.”

  + + Int. Studio. 25: sup. 89. Je. ‘05. 230w.

“This book is notably sensible in its historical and critical remarks.”

  + + Nation. 80: 291. Ap. 13, ‘05. 620w.
  + Outlook. 79: 759. Mr. 25, ‘05. 60w.

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

A new edition of this study of the book of Daniel which shows the sidereal year to be God’s own standard of time and thereby “vindicates the statements of Daniel and fixes on them the seal of truth.” The text of the book of Daniel is given, interspersed with comments in red.

“Is an interesting specimen of ingenious exegesis.”

  + Outlook. 81: 134. S. 16, ‘05. 110w.
  + — Pub. Opin. 39: 540. O. 21, ‘05. 190w.

14* Austin, Alfred (Lamia, pseud.). Garden that I love. *$2. Macmillan.

A new edition of the poet laureate’s sketches and poetical essays first published ten years ago. “This is an illustrated edition, the pictures being reproductions in colour of work by Mr. George S. Elgood, R. I. These are sixteen in number, and are for the most part what we may call ‘flower landscapes.’ ... But whatever their character, the pictures are most attractive.” (Spec.)

* + + Acad. 68: 1134. O. 28, ‘05. 60w.

* “The binding is not wholly to our taste.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 2: 475. O. 7. 70w.

* “The color designs of George S. Elgood, R. I., are quite out of the common—exquisite, indeed; and in the end the purchaser may prefer them to the touch-and-go discursiveness of the text.”

  + + — Nation. 81: 381. N. 9, ‘05. 90w.
* + + N. Y. Times. 10: 834. D. 2, ‘05. 170w.

* “This edition is illustrated in color with drawings that are as delightful as the text.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 889. D. 9, ‘05. 50w.
* + + Spec. 95: 573. O. 14, ‘05. 160w.

Austin, Alfred (Lamia, pseud.). Poet’s diary. $2. Macmillan.

“Italy and things Italian—a fertile theme—are the principal topics discussed; and well does the diarist know his Rome and Florence.... Changing one word of the poet’s warning to orators, we may say, ‘The gift of diary-writing, like the gift of writing mellifluous poetry, is a sorry and dangerous one unless inspired, sustained and restrained by ‘Reason in her most exalted moods.’’”—Dial.

“Dexterously spinning out sentence after sentence and paragraph after paragraph with a facile grace of composition, a deft interweaving of literary allusion and quotation, a ready succession of pleasing ideas, that cannot but excite our admiration. The diarist’s manner is winsome, and it seems ungracious to damn his book with faint praises; but not even the most gifted of us, not even a poet laureate, can always attain perfection.”

  + Dial. 38: 129. F. 16, ‘05. 330w.
  + Westminster Review. 163: 115. Ja. ‘05. 400w.

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

“Instead of the German legend which pictures the character of Mark as a mild, noble, benign old man,” Mrs. Austin uses the text of Mallory which views King Mark as a “base, crafty, false-hearted scheming coward,” and “tells how, wearied in the struggle against Mark’s unremitting treachery Sir Tristam after the vile betrayal and battle behind the chapel on the rocks, in which he came so near to losing his life, bore Queen Isoult into her Launcelot’s country, and there lived with her in the castle of Joyous Garde.”

Austin, Mary. Isidro. $1.50. Houghton.

“A tale of love and spring in Old California,” and of Isidro, whose proud determined father had vowed his son to the church while still in his cradle. The boy on his way to begin his novitiate with the fathers of St. Francis, meets a shepherd lad who proves to be “the one woman in the world.” He suffers hardships thru a series of adventures into which a delightful old priest, a fugitive, and a halfbreed of wild passion and heroic spirit enter.

“The story is well imagined and told with a delightful swing in a style that is vigorous, though at times too mannered.”

  + + — Acad. 68: 810. Ag. 5, ‘05. 150w.

“Mary Austin has achieved that admirable success, which is none too common, of telling a romantic tale with such vivid realism, a tale of bygone years with such graphic assurance of detail, as to make even the most melodramatic of her episodes seem quite within the range of credibility.” F. T. Cooper.

  + + Bookm. 21: 601. Ag. ‘05. 530w.
  + Ind. 59: 210. Jl. 27, ‘05. 90w.

* “Is a masterpiece in the particulars of literary style, and time-old spirit.”

  + Ind. 59: 1154. N. 16, ‘05. 30w.

“That language has a character of its own and a fitness to the honorable service of the romance of old California. Mary Austin has the gift of the witchcraft of romance.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 285. Ap. 29, ‘05. 570w.

“Not a great piece of fiction, but carefully written, and presenting interesting types of character well-drawn, and a charming background of landscape.”

  + Outlook. 80: 445. Je. 17, ‘05. 50w.

“A novel that will have a permanent place, not as a masterpiece, but as a well-wrought story of another ‘phase of American existence that, within the touch of present time, has passed away.’”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 974. Je. 24, ‘05. 200w.

“Aside from the considerable charm of the story, the account given of the relation existing between the missions and their converts, and of the breaking up of these religious settlements, is well worth while.”

  + + Reader. 6: 239. Jl. ‘05. 340w.

“The story is pleasantly told with a wealth of local colour, and will please lovers of romantic adventure.”

  + + Sat. R. 100: 122. Jl. 22, ‘05. 170w.

Auto fun. **$1. Crowell.

A collection of drawings and skits, jibes and jests taken from “Life.” The artists contributing are Gibson, Kemble, Cushing, Bayard Jones, C. F. Taylor, and others. It is a novelty and sure to please the motor car devotees.

* + + Dial. 39: 389. D. 1, ‘05. 130w.

“The level of these caricatures is uncommonly high in respect of invention and artistic technique.”

  + + Nation. 81: 360. N. 2, ‘05. 70w.

Avery, Elroy McKendree. History of the United States and its people. In 12 vol. Vol. 1., $6.25. Burrows.

Mr. Avery aims to cover the entire ground of American history from the earliest records to the present time. It is intended as a popular history, but there is supplied an abundance of bibliographical data which all students and those who wish to pursue historical investigations will find particularly useful. The maps, also, are more satisfactory than those which commonly appear in American works of this character. The style is easy, flowing, sometimes conversational. Graphic anecdotes or storiettes enliven the serious matter. Among the features demanding special praise the technical make-up must not be forgotten. The size is convenient, the paper excellent, the type clear and large, and there is a broad margin with notes.

“Both in statement and conclusion, furthermore, the text is generally in accord with the best literature of the subjects treated. Some obscurities, errors, and other defects have escaped detection.” William R. Shepherd.

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 852. Jl. ‘05. 2140w.

“While the style has a certain pleasing smoothness, the reluctance of the author to interrupt this compels him to fail, at crucial points, to state explicitly what he is talking about, and the result for the reader is perplexity. Our verdict regarding Dr. Avery’s bibliography must also be that it might be improved.” Edward S. Corwin.

  + + — Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 596. My. ‘05. 1000w.

“We incline to the belief that on the whole no treatment of the period of discovery has been more satisfactorily prepared. If the succeeding volumes equal in excellence the present book, this history will be the best complete 15history of our country yet written.” Amy C. Rich.

  + + + Arena. 33: 447. Ap. ‘05. 2160w.
    Critic. 46: 190. F. ‘05. 120w.

“In a general way Dr. Avery is fully abreast of modern scholarship. Of really serious errors in the book there are none. The great weakness of the book lies in the absence of page references. Dr. Avery’s style of writing is smooth and flowing. It is altogether too flowery either for a permanent classic or for a serious piece of historical work.” Anna Heloise Abel.

  + + — Dial. 38: 262. Ap. 16, ‘05. 1150w.

“The advance sheets have been submitted to special students on the subjects treated. But they could not, without rewriting his book, correct his point of view. Rarely takes the trouble to come to a conclusion of his own. On the whole the book is well and attractively written and is accurate as to fact.”

  + + — Ind. 58: 380. F. 16, ‘05. 800w.

* “While accuracy of detail has been secured thru several revisions by specialists, the emphasis is bad and the literary style is often stilted.”

  + + — Ind. 59: 1156. N. 16, ‘05. 50w.

“Dr. Avery’s text stands well the test of critical examination. The narrative ... is systematically compressed, but it is well proportioned, and gives evidence throughout of careful use of authorities and of intelligent and restrained judgment. From a literary point of view, the history is eminently readable, though the style shows a tendency to ornateness.”

  + + + Nation. 80: 69. Ja. 26, ‘05. 360w.

“Reasonably full, critical, and even iconoclastic in many respects. To judge then, from vol. I. this history bids fair to become popular in the best sense of the term. It is certainly not dry—parts of it reading like a stirring romance. Now and then he goes perhaps a trifle too far in his impartiality.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 20. Ja. 14, ‘05. 1420w.

“He is, then, accurate. He is also the possessor of a very agreeable style.”

  + + — Outlook. 81: 41. S. 2, ‘05. 580w.

Reviewed by H. Addington Bruce.

  + + Reader. 6: 588. O. ‘05. 560w.
  + + R. of Rs. 30: 756. D. ‘04. 230w.


B., T. Upton letters. **$1.25. Putnam.

“To those of us who, with Stevenson, pray for the quiet mind, ‘The Upton letters’ by ‘T. B.’ are a help in that direction. Simple and natural, sane and human, these reflective utterances on literary, moral, and educational themes, and on the commonplaces of daily life, have the charm that belongs to the genuine expression of a good mind and heart. They are the letters of a master in an English public school to a friend (’Herbert’) sojourning in Madeira for his health; and they run through the year 1904, being brought to a close by the friend’s death.”—Dial.

“For all its timidity the book is a bugle-call.”

  + + — Acad. 68: 703. Jl. 8, ‘05. 1420w.

“The comments on certain aspects of modern life are always very readable, sometimes valuable; but the book is notable mainly for its poetical outlook and unfailing facility of expression.”

  + Ath. 1905, 1: 742. Je. 17. 1280w.

* “The book is delightful enough to stand on its own merits.” H. W. Boynton.

  + Atlan. 96: 849. D. ‘05. 580w.

“It is an intimate narrative, but the intimacy is of a highly self-respecting sort, and the picture of the writer which the book leaves upon the reader’s mind is very winning.”

  + Critic. 47: 476. N. ‘05. 110w.

“The little volume will create no sensation (heaven forbid!), but it will greatly content a choice few among the readers of books.”

  + + Dial. 39: 212. O. 1, ‘05. 310w.

* “The letters are truly literature, and every page gives evidence of broad and careful scholarship, wide reading and a soul concerned with high and serious things. As a whole the volume is intensely satisfactory and is one that may be read and read again by those who care to think and know how to think.”

  + + Educ. R. 30: 530. N. ‘05. 310w.

“‘The Upton letters’ makes excellent quiet reading for those to whom such a mind as the author’s is attractive.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 195. Je. 16, ‘05. 370w.

“These letters depend solely upon their intrinsic merit. This is unquestionably high. Without literary affectation, the style is that of a literary man.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 283. S. 30, ‘05. 200w.

“Barring a slight stiffness and an occasional assumption of weariness and ennui, the letters are as good as anything of the kind that have appeared since Huxley’s were given to the world.”

  + + — Pub. Opin. 39: 601. N. 4, ‘05. 140w.
* + Spec. 95: 289. Ag. 26, ‘05. 1740w.

Bacon, Benjamin Wisner. Story of St. Paul. **$1.50. Houghton.

This book is the outgrowth of a series of university extension lectures delivered at Providence, R. I., and New Haven, Conn. It is a comparison of the accounts of the life of St. Paul, as found in the acts and the epistles, and Professor Bacon’s object is to point out the differences in these two sources in order that the records may later be harmonized.

  + + — Am. J. of Theol. 9: 542. Jl. ‘05. 920w.

“Excellent book.”

  + + Atlan. 95: 704. My. ‘05. 390w.

“Although intended for popular reading, is less a life of the great apostle than a critical inquiry into the disputes and controversies connected with his life.”

  + Cath. World. 80: 540. Ja. ‘05. 550w.

* “Is the clearest and ablest presentation of this subject yet made by an American.”

  + + + Ind. 59: 1160. N. 16, ‘05. 40w.

“A misnomer. It should rather be called A study in St. Paul, for Dr. Bacon is a critic rather than a historian. Certainly his mind is analytical rather than dramatic. For the student who desires to get the latest information which a fearless and reverent scholarship has to give respecting our sources of information concerning Paul and his Epistles, we know of no book better than this volume of Dr. Bacon, but it is distinctly the work of a student, and requires for its appreciation a student’s thoughtfulness.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 192. Ja. 21, ‘05. 310w.

“Although this is in the province of criticism, Professor Bacon’s treatment is of a popular nature. His book is, indeed, a union of constructive biography and scientific criticism.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 253. F. ‘05. 120w.

“Dr. Bacon observes carefully and writes well; but he seems to us to be constantly getting a little more out of the text than is warranted; while the amount and complication of the alterations made in the history by ‘Luke’ (as he is called, in inverted commas) form a very serious objection to his theory.”

  + — Sat. R. 100: 532. O. 21, ‘05. 430w.

“His book will make the student think, and so far will be of service; but he is not a safe guide.”

  + — Spec. 94: 444. Mr. 25, ‘04. 420w.

Bacon, Dolores M., ed. Diary of a musician. $1.50. Holt.

A record of the experiences, hopes, and longings which lie all the way from the depths to the heights of a genius’ career. Short, terse sentences that sum up a heart full of joy or anguish, characterized all thru by Bohemian irresponsibility, 16are no more brief than were the moods of this interesting Hungarian. With all his musical power, he is human enough to say: “I adore my father; but who could keep faith with his father when such a woman smiles.... It is Marie Alexeievna. There is no superior allegiance.”

“A decidedly clever and piquant tour de force. In very few books is the note struck at the beginning successfully kept up to the end, as here. Of its not ambitious order, the book is admirable.”

  + Critic. 46: 285. Mr. ‘05. 110w.

Bacon, Edgar Mayhew. Narragansett bay; its historic and romantic associations and picturesque setting. **$3.50. Putnam.

This sumptuous volume is “illustrated by the author’s sketches and a few photographs, and is well indexed. As the title implies, it is a collection of superficial descriptions and colonial legends woven into readable form.” (Nation.)

“Is a worthy successor to the author’s attractive work in a similar style on the Hudson river.”

  + Critic. 46: 479. My. ‘05. 100w.

“The book is chiefly deficient in failing to show the powerful influence of the bay on the social and economic development of the state. The volume contains many egregious lapses from fact.”

  — + Nation. 80: 299. Ap. 13, ‘05. 540w.

Bacon, Gertrude. Balloons, airships and flying machines. *50c. Dodd.

“The plainest narrative of a balloon trip told strictly from the airman’s point of view, in perfect equanimity, never mounting into any purple clouds, never soaring above any reader’s head, but sticking to the terra firma of plain fact, makes a far stronger impression upon the imagination than in any other style it ever could.” (Nation.) Such a narrative is Miss Bacon’s.

“Is a little triumph, due to a bright fresh mind drawing from the headwaters of information ideas that sparkle with genuine interest in the subject, which is allowed to run on in its own natural babble.”

  + + Nation. 81: 33. Jl. 13, ‘05. 330w.

“Her story is well told, and, as technicalities are avoided, is interesting as well.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 441. Jl. 1, ‘05. 320w.

Baddeley, St. Clair. Recent discoveries in the Forum. $1.25. Macmillan.

Books and pamphlets have appeared in great numbers furnishing technical details, measurements, etc., of the “revelations of pick and spade” about this historic site. “But the average English or American traveler has very much needed a smaller work, of equal accuracy but more popular and practicable, as a guide among these new-old stones and pillars and pavements. Such a book is now to be had in Mr. Baddeley’s ‘Recent discoveries.’ The author has been in close touch with all the work as it went on, and fortunately has seen fit to give us many incidents of the eventful days, and illustrations showing the scenes of transition.” (Dial).

“He is wanting in style and scholarship; almost every page is disfigured by odd mistakes in English or inaccuracies of reference.”

  — + Ath. 1905, 1: 598. My. 13. 270w.

“The book is interesting beyond the rule of guide books.”

  + + Dial. 38: 129. F. 16, ‘05. 520w.

“The expression is so poor that one rarely reads so small a book with such great difficulty.”

  + — Ind. 58: 1366. Je. 15, ‘05. 180w.

Baedeker, Karl. London and its environs: a handbook for travellers. *$1.80. Scribner.

“The fourteenth edition, fortified with four maps and twenty-four plans, its list of the principal streets, public buildings, etc. The total bulk has been but slightly increased. It is almost a pity that these successive editions could not graphically record the chief changes in the general aspect of the metropolis, which of late have been as imposing as they are extensive.”—Nation.

    Nation. 80: 228. Mr. 23, ‘05. 70w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 278. Ap. 29, ‘05. 180w.
    Outlook. 79: 760. Mr. 25, ‘05. 20w.

Baedeker, Karl. Northern France: handbook for travellers. *$2.10. Scribner.

“A new edition (the fourth) of this well-known handbook, brought up to date with such revision regarding hotels, routes, and places of interest to travelers as has been made necessary by the changes of the last four or five years.”—Outlook.

    Nation. 80: 289. Ap. 13, ‘05. 60w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 278. Ap. 29, ‘05. 60w.
    Outlook. 79: 1060. Ap. 29, ‘05. 40w.

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

A lucid exposition of the basal principles of pedagogy with illustrative matter showing the limits and methods of the application. “Its fundamental theses are, that the function of the educative process is to secure the transmission to each generation of the experience of the race, and that its end in view is to secure the development of socially efficient individuals—an end inclusive, as here defined, of livelihood, knowledge, culture, harmonious development, and morality.” (Outlook.)

“His exposition of the responsibilities and duties of parents and teachers can be accepted with little or no reservation, but some of his illustrative statements and subsidiary generalizations are open to question.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 2: 395. S. 23. 1080w.

“All in all, it must be considered one of the best contributions of its kind to the literature of educational theory and should find an extensive use as a text-book in normal schools and colleges for covering the ground of general method.” Guy Montrose Whipple.

  + + Educ. R. 30: 418. N. ‘05. 1650w.

“While Dr. Bagley is mainly concerned to teach the principles of pedagogy he has not failed in adequately illustrating the limits and methods of their rational application.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 883. Ag. 5, ‘05. 290w.

“In spite of these and some other less important mistakes and misplacements of emphasis, the book is a fresh, stimulating and generally correct organization of the principles of education.” Wilbur S. Jackman.

  + + — Science. n.s. 22: 565. N. 3, ‘05. 1730w.

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

“In the pages of this beautiful book there have been gathered enough pictures of the Italian lakes ... to make those who read ... realize at least somewhat of the wonderful beauty of the lakes of Italy, even when they have not seen them.” (Ind.) “The lakes of Como, Lugano, Lecco, Maggiore, Orta, Isco, and others of northern Italy are described and painted.”—N. Y. Times.

* “The illustrator ... has given us a series of pictures which, though quite pretty, do not help the reader to realise the general character of the North Italian lakes. The material with which Mr. Bagot had to deal was far too extensive for the space at his disposal; and on the whole he has made a wise selection.”

  + — Acad. 68: 1236. N. 25, ‘05. 340w.
* + Ind. 59: 1377. D. 14, ‘05. 140w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 809. N. 25, ‘05. 470w.

17Bagot, Richard. Passport. $1.50. Harper.

“Mr. Richard Bagot has written a stirring melodrama of love and intrigue. He has laid on his colours with a trowel. He gives us the lovely maiden wooed by the handsome lover whose suit is forbidden by the stern stepmother. He tells of wicked priests, cynical and scheming villains, faithful servants, secret hiding-places and sliding panels—all the stock-in-trade of regulation melodrama.... The scene of the book is laid in Rome and the ‘local colouring’ is admirable.”—Sat. R.

“It is a pleasure to read so well-conceived and well executed a tale as this. This is a book that will certainly bear reading twice.”

  + + Acad. 68: 927. S. 9, ‘05. 500w.
  + Ath. 1905, 2: 539. O. 21. 200w.

“Frankly, the story makes rather better reading than an epitome of it would warrant one to expect.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

  + Bookm. 22: 234. N. ‘05. 280w.

* “A conscientious, elaborate and able narrative. Within certain limits, ‘The passport’ may be honestly commended.”

  + Critic. 47: 577. D. ‘05. 90w.

“The characters in ‘The passport’ stand out very well in the Italian ‘atmosphere’ which Mr. Bagot has the secret of portraying.”

  + Lond. Times. 4: 287. S. 8, ‘05. 330w.

“The book is one of much interest.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 726. O. 28, ‘05. 420w.

“Is unusual in the strength of its plot and the artistic and continuous development of the story. Here, as in former books, Mr. Bagot occasionally offends the taste of his readers quite unnecessarily.”

  + + — Outlook. 81: 335. O. 7, ‘05. 100w.

“But he writes well and picturesquely and his characterization, although totally devoid of subtlety, abounds in cleverness.”

  + Sat. R. 100: 442. S. 30, ‘05. 90w.

* Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin. Peter Newell Mother Goose. $1.50. Holt.

A prose Mother Goose which contains some of the old rhymes as Debby, “a real little girl with gingham aprons and stubby shoes and sunbonnets,” hears them in her wanderings among the Gooselanders. She meets the same old people of Gooseland: Dame Trot; Wee Willie Winkie; Jack Horner; Bo Peep; Simple Simon; and all the rest, but they are modernized and made almost too commonplace for imaginative children. There are twenty-two illustrations by Peter Newell.

* “The text rings so true in spirit that one cannot tell which way first to look, at the printed pages or at the woodcuts. All in all the combination forms a most happy volume for children.”

  + + Critic. 47: 575. D. ‘05. 70w.

* “Altogether a very excellent Peter Newell book with a good story to picture.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 795. N. 25, ‘05. 540w.

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

“The outlook to nature is, of course, the outlook to optimism, for nature is our governing condition and is beyond the power of man to modify or to correct.... The outlook to nature is the outlook to what is real and hearty and spontaneous.” The author applies the foregoing text to the four essays: The realm of the commonplace, Country and city, The school of the future, and Evolution: the quest of truth.

“They exhort to public-spirited endeavor in the cause of rural education and they tend to foster a wholesome love of the soil and to replace the restlessness and discouragement of the country-bred boy and girl with a reasonable contentment and an impulse to improve existing opportunities.”

  + + Country Calendar. 1: 330. Ag. ‘05. 90w.

“Some of the passages are delightful. Nor is it a one-sided view of life that is presented.”

  + Critic. 47: 479. N. ‘05. 250w.

* “If there is nothing altogether new in the book, there is nothing that is not sensible, and very little that is not also inspiring.”

  + Dial. 39: 312. N. 16, ‘05. 370w.
  + + — Nation. 81: 306. O. 12, ‘05. 590w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 573. S. 2, ‘05. 500w.

“His exhortations ... are hearty, spontaneous, and optimistic, and full of the love of nature which he wants all the world to share.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 886. Ag. 5, ‘05. 70w.
    Pub. Opin. 39: 188. Ag. 5, ‘05. 120w.

Bain, Alexander. Autobiography. *$5. Longmans.

“The autobiography, as Professor Bain left it, ended with an account of the events of the year 1890; a supplementary chapter, relating to the last thirteen years of his life, has been added by his literary executor, Prof. W. L. Davidson. The chief feature of interest in this volume is its clear and candid account of the stages in the writer’s mental growth, under the circumstances of the time.” (Int. J. Ethics). His early religious life was one of unrest and doubt, but coming under the influence of Comte’s teachings, he soon rejected all theology, and found himself a thorogoing empiricist. His greatest originality lies in the realm of analytic psychology, and his works on this subject are among the classics. In logic, he was a close follower of Mill, also his two volumes show some important advances on the Mill method. In ethics, too, he is consistently empirical and utilitarian, believing that “General happiness or welfare is a sufficient statement of the final end.”

“The plan is logically formed and elaborately carried out.”

  + + Critic. 46: 283. Mr. ‘05. 150w.

“Will undoubtedly be a disappointment to the reader who is looking for literary charm or for any strong infusion of human interest. It is a dry, concise chronicle, in which first place is given to facts about the writer’s own scientific activity and published work—professedly a record of his intellectual history first of all.”

  + Dial. 38: 94. F. 1, ‘05. 440w.

“Curious lights are also thrown on the past history of university education in Scotland. Specially attractive is the account given in the first two chapters of the way in which the difficulties of the author’s early education were overcome, and of the manner in which his native intellectual tendencies began to show themselves.” S. H. Mellone.

  + Int. J. Ethics. 15: 241. Ja. ‘05. 1600w. (Abstract of book.)

“The autobiography is much too long. What is really valuable in it is overlaid by a multitude of details which can interest but few.”

  + — Spec. 94: 616. Ap. 29, ‘05. 720w.

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

“A digit of the moon,” “A heifer of the dawn,” “The descent of the sun,” and “In the great God’s hair” are four stories found in this volume, translated and adapted from the Hindoo by one who professes to have received the manuscript from a Brahman. “They possess a somewhat greater refinement, according to Western notions, than one often finds in tales of Oriental life and love as told by Orientals.” (Outlook.)

“The fascination of the stories lies in their almost hypnotic slowness of movement, their lavish use of color, and the delicate mixture of wit and sentiment that animate them.”

  + Critic. 47: 476. N. ‘05. 90w.

“The native atmosphere has been rather cleverly caught, and the author has adopted several Hindu tricks of story-telling. Many persons will deem his stories charming. At any rate, they are touchingly sentimental and written in extra-florid English.”

  + Nation. 81: 183. Ag. 31, ‘05. 290w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 453. Jl. 8, ‘05. 380w.

18“The stories have an undeniable charm both of matter and of language.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 511. Ag. 5, ‘05. 580w.

“Are characteristically Eastern in delicacy, tenderness, vividness, gorgeousness of imagination, and floridity of language.”

  + Outlook. 80: 836. Jl. 29, ‘05. 60w.

“Mr. Bain has made us all his debtors by presenting us with this book.”

  + + Pub. Opin. 39: 350. S. 9, ‘05. 370w.

Bain, Robert Nisbet. First Romanovs, 1613-1725. *$3.50. Dutton.

An account of “the rise of socialism in Russia in its early days, coming down to the end of the reign of Peter the Great. So far as we know, the book takes new ground in that it is less a history of war and political convulsions than of the underlying conditions—social, racial, and moral as well as political—which give shape and form to the Muscovite civilization. Dramatic episodes and incidents have large place in the narrative.... There are several portraits and maps.”—Outlook.

“Mr. Nisbet Bain is too faithful a chronicler. He tells his story in such detail that we miss the broad features and lack some perspective of Russia’s relationship to the rest of Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.”

  + + — Acad. 68: 799. Ag. 5, ‘05. 1010w.
    Am. Hist. R. 10: 940. Jl. ‘05. 40w.

“But is perhaps unfair to carp at these minor inaccuracies (as they seem to us), and it is a more congenial task to praise this interesting book for the many pictures of old Russian life with which it abounds.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 2: 133. Jl. 29. 1770w.

“It is seldom that a book combines in so high a degree the charm of imaginative writing with the graver interest of history.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 246. Ag. 4, ‘05. 2040w.

“‘The first Romanovs’ is a work which covers less ground than is traversed in the Scandinavian volume, and is marked not only by a greater fulness of detail, but by greater concentration of purpose. The present volume is in many respects the best he has given us.”

  + + + Nation. 81: 151. Ag. 17, ‘05. 530w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 345. My. 27, ‘05. 390w.

“It is a conscientious, well-balanced history of that remarkable century. The whole story is well and interestingly told in fluent and often pictorial English.” Wolf von Schierbrand.

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 386. Je. 17, ‘05. 1140w.

“The work is essentially readable. Such a book as this is valuable as affording insight into what was really a formative period of European history.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 391. Je. 10, ‘05. 130w.

“Upon the reader’s acceptance or rejection of Peter’s role as a mighty regenerator will necessarily depend the value and interest of Mr. Bain’s work. At the same time we fail to find that he brings any really new light to bear upon the subject.”

  + — Sat. R. 100: 23. Jl. 1, ‘05. 1330w.

Bain, Robert Nisbet. Scandinavia: a political history of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. $2. Macmillan.

The period from 1513 to 1900 is treated in this volume which deals with the rise, decline, and fall of Denmark, Norway and Sweden as powers.

“The most comprehensive that has yet been written.”

  + + — Acad. 68: 172. F. 25, ‘05. 1000w.

“In his conclusions he frequently differs from earlier writers, but, though his generalizations are often dangerously bold, his statements, as a rule, are well supported.” Laurence M. Larson.

  + + Am. Hist. R. 11: 190. O. ‘05. 470w.

“We have found Mr. Bain’s narrative clear and very readable. It is throughout a scholarly production.”

  + + + Ath. 1905, 1: 773. Je. 24, 2120w.

“Mr. Bain’s narrative, however, is usually vivid and sometimes even eloquent. Inaccuracy rather than obscurity is the fault of the book. As is natural when the scope of the work is so wide, many of the author’s views are open to question.” W. F. R.

  + + — Eng. Hist. R. 20: 608. Jl. ‘05. 590w.

“His epitome of Scandinavian annals is clear and well arranged giving about equal prominence to Denmark and Sweden.”

  + + — Nation. 81: 150. Ag. 17, ‘05. 520w.

“Mistakes are rare, and those that may be found are too insignificant for exposure. And he tells a good story. This failure of Mr. Bain to enter into the spirit of the time is glaringly apparent in his treatment of Christian II. of Denmark. On the whole his judgments of present-day men and measures are correct and well balanced.” Edwin Bjorkman.

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 508. Jl. 29, ‘05. 1760w.

“Keen insight into causation is manifest; social as well as political movements are studied, not a little light being thrown on hitherto neglected phases of Scandinavian history; and the facts presented have been carefully verified. The style, without being impressive, is fluent and agreeable.”

  + + — Outlook. 79: 1061. Ap. 29, ‘05. 290w.

“A very useful historical volume.”

  + + + R. of Rs. 32: 123. Jl. ‘05. 230w.

“Mr. Bain’s story is, by force of circumstances, highly compressed, but he has succeeded in making it both clear and attractive.”

  + + Spec. 95: 435. S. 23, ‘05. 170w.

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

This story is all about Pedro and Petronilla, twins of Béarne, who at the start could not understand why when Aunt Catalina said that they had some blue blood in their veins should see only red blood start from a knife wound. They themselves thus remind the reader that they are very much flesh-and-blood little mortals. Their experiences at the court of Francis the First, and their travels and adventures are full of interest for the young reader. The illustrations are the clever work of Fanny Y. Cory.

“A pleasant way for any boy or girl to get acquainted with the sixteenth century is to read ‘The queen’s page.’”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 708. O. 21, ‘05. 140w.

Baker, George P. Forms of public address. **$1.12. Holt.

This little volume is offered by Mr. Baker as a needed supplement to the ordinary oratorical work done in colleges. It is designed for school use, and sets forth its purpose in an introduction addressed to teachers. The book consists of famous historical letters, both private and open, editorials, inaugural addresses, speeches of eulogy, commemoration, dedication, welcome and farewell, and after-dinner speeches. There are an appendix and explanatory notes.

  + + Nation. 80: 445. Je. 1, ‘05. 550w.

“The selections presented as models give a value to the volume that the general reader, as well as instructors and students, will appreciate for their historical or personal as well as literary worth.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 195. Ja. 21, ‘05. 120w.
    R. of Rs. 31: 250. F. ‘05. 50w.

Baker, Henry B. Relation of preventable disease to taxation. Michigan State board of health.

“We have here a valuable analytical study of local expenditures in Michigan during 1903 on account of indigent sufferers from dangerous communicable diseases: also computations of the money values of the lives apparently saved in 1903 through the lowered death rate from smallpox, typhoid fever, scarlet fever and 19consumption since the organization of the State board of health.”—Engin. N.

  + + + Engin. N. 53: 185. F. 16, ‘05. 210w.

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

A pretty story of a little orphan, Mary Daingerfield, who is separated from her sister and brothers and adopted by the rich and kind-hearted Pinners. Thru her sweet unselfishness she succeeds in bringing home to them their son, Dave, and also in reuniting her orphaned family—Kit, Buz, the baby, and their faithful old black Aunty.

Baker, Moses Nelson. Sewerage and sewage purification. 50c. Van Nostrand.

A second revised and enlarged edition of this valuable little volume which was first published in 1895.

Baker, Rev. P. Short instructions; or, Meditations on the Gospels for each day in Lent; ed. by Rev. W: T. Conklin. 75c. Christian press.

“These instructions were first published in 1834 ... [and] are based on the holy Gospels for every day in Lent. The Gospel for the day is given; then follows a short instruction on the same, concluding with a prayer.”—Cath. World.

  + + Cath. World. 80: 691. F. ‘05. 180w.

Baker, William Henry. Cement-worker’s handbook. 50c. W. H. Baker, Wadsworth, O.

More than 50 most important subjects on cement and its uses in construction are covered in this volume, which is compiled to meet the requirements of the common workman.

“The description of the proper way to make cement walks is the best that we have seen in print.”

  + + — Engin. N. 53: 636. Je. 15, ‘05. 200w.

Baldwin, Charles Sears, ed. American short stories. See Wampum library of American literature, v. I.

Baldwin, Charles Sears. How to write, *50c. Macmillan.

Taking the English Bible as a model of style, the author has written a practical little book which tells “plain people” how to prepare essays, how to tell stories, and how to describe.

“The book will be very useful as a practical rhetoric.”

  + + Ind. 59: 217. Jl. 27, ‘05. 130w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 169. Mr. 18, ‘05. 150w.

“The author has succeeded in making his directions practical and untechnical enough really to help the people for whom they are designed.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 192. My. 20, ‘05. 130w.

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

“A sprightly story of the experiences of an English girl of fourteen, who spent two years at a convent school in the north of France, on the Belgian frontier.... The heroine’s interests were varied by the neighborhood of a French uncle with a haunted château.... There are illustrations and a good deal of minor detail of the life of a French country house.”—Nation.

* “The tale has incident enough to make it good reading for any girl under eighteen.”

  + Nation. 81: 489. D. 14, ‘05. 130w.

* “The theme is a good one, and well worked out.”

  + Spec. 95: 693. N. 4, ‘05. 120w.

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

This is the sixth volume in the “American state series” whose object is to describe “comprehensively the manner in which the Governmental agencies of the American state are organized and administered.” The subject matter falls under two heads: Part 1. The nature and scope of the judicial power in the United States, and Part 2. The organization and practical working of American courts.

* “So far as description goes, it is here and there loosely written.”

  + — Nation. 81: 471. D. 7, ‘05. 310w.

“His work maintains the high standard set by the other published volumes of the ‘American state series.’” Robert Livingston Schuyler.

  + + + N. Y. Times. 10: 480. Jl. 22, ‘05. 600w.

“Is characterized by thoroughness, accuracy, and readableness. Laymen and jurists alike will find this book interesting and helpful.”

  + + + Outlook. 80: 590. Jl. 1, ‘05. 390w.

“He has accomplished his difficult task admirably.”

  + + + Pub. Opin. 39: 317. S. 2, ‘05. 140w.

Balmforth, Ramsden. Bible from the standpoint of higher criticism. 2v. ea. *$1.25. Dutton.

Two volumes devoted respectively to the Old and New Testament, which discuss in popular and non-technical form the results of the higher criticism. “The true basis of religious union is shown to be where Jesus put it, not in the speculative doctrines which divide men, but in the moral effect which unites them.” (Outlook.) Illustrations are drawn from the various classes of literature and periods of history.

“Its object is to show that, after all, the Bible is worth studying.”

  + Am. J. Theol. 9: 742. O. ‘05. 190w.

“Some of the principal facts brought to light in recent study are presented fearlessly and with no little skill.”

  + + Ind. 58: 1131. My. 18, ‘05. 60w. (Review of v. 1.)

“Mr. Balmforth’s discussions are bold, almost blunt, but they are reverent and well considered, and they will do good service in promoting familiarity with the achievements of Biblical scholarship in its most important field.”

  + + Ind. 59: 640. S. 14, ‘05. 210w. (Review of v. 2.)

“A lucid and popularly written account of the results of modern critical study.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 757. Mr. 25, ‘05. 50w. (Review of v. 1.)
  + + Outlook. 80: 694. Jl. 15, ‘05. 240w. (Review of v. 2.)

Bandelier, Fanny, tr. Journey of Cabeza de Vaca. **$1. Barnes.

A new volume in the “Trail-makers library” which narrates the experiences and adventures of the first white man to cross the continent. “His journey begun in Florida in 1528 ended on the Pacific in 1536. The translator and editor have had a valuable idea in extracting from the original confused and garrulous narrative what was essential and important.” (Outlook.)

  + + Am. Hist. R. 11: 217. O. ‘05. 60w.
  + + Critic. 47: 382. O. ‘05. 160w.
    Nation. 80: 458. Je. 8, ‘05. 90w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 399. Je. 17, ‘05. 300w.

“The work is edited by no less an authority than Ad. F. Bandelier, the foremost in this line, and the translation is by his wife, whose quick intelligence and absolute familiarity with the Spanish language has enabled her to fathom many intricacies of the vague and confused record.” F. S. Dellenbaugh.

  + + + N. Y. Times. 10: 509. Ag. 5, ‘05. 2070w.
  + + Outlook. 80: 693. Jl. 15, ‘05. 50w.

20* Bangs, John Kendrick. Mrs. Raffles; being the adventures of an amateur cracks-woman narrated by Bunny. $1.25. Harper.

“In his well-known humorous style Mr. Bangs has portrayed Mrs. Raffles, the widow of the famous cracksman, and her never-to-be-consoled admirer ‘Bunny.’ The yarns ... contain material for detective stories that quite surpass the plots invented for the original thief by Mr. Hornung.”—Critic.

* “The yarns one and all are amusing.”

  + Critic. 47: 577. D. ‘05. 80w.

* “A parody of Mr. Hornung’s stories of Raffles, the amateur cracksman, very badly done.”

  Outlook. 81: 527. O. 28, ‘05. 15w.

Bangs, John Kendrick. Worsted man: a musical play for amateurs. 50c. Harper.

Eight lonely women at a summer hotel in New Hampshire attempt to get even with Fate for not sending a single youth their way. They construct a worsted man from an afghan, stuffing it with cotton. A certain famous spring-water brings this man of wool to life, and he becomes an unmanageable flirt.

    N. Y. Times. 10: 349. My. 27, ‘05. 210w.
    Pub. Opin. 39: 61. Jl. 8, ‘05. 80w.

Banks, Nancy Huston. Little hills. $1.50. Macmillan.

Phoebe Rowan is widowed shortly after the ceremony which joins her in a loveless marriage with the village minister. It becomes a duty to her to call to her “wren’s nest” the destitute parents of her husband,—a father who is a cripple and a drunkard, and a step-mother “austere, ignorant, narrow-minded, with a faculty for ruling all around her with an iron will.” The story follows a thorny path with a triumphant turn out into the open.

“It is not given to her, as it is to Mr. Howells, to write an interesting story about nothing. The various characters to which Mrs. Banks introduces us are not convincing.”

  — + Ath. 1905, 2: 171. Ag. 5. 260w.

“The score of characters who move through Mrs. Banks’s pages are quaint, charming, whimsical, by turns, but never exaggerated or burlesqued. The central thread of the story, which binds the whole together with a strength surprising in a plot of such fragile delicacy, is imbued with a simple pathos that at times evokes an almost painful sympathy.” F. T. Cooper.

  + Bookm. 21: 599. Ag. ‘05. 510w.

“The author has a riotous sentimentality, no sense of humor, and an over-worked knack of detaching scenic bric-a-brac from the landscape.”

  + — Critic. 47: 284. S. ‘05. 90w.
  + Ind. 59: 209. Jl. 27, ‘05. 150w.

“The book is somewhat cumbered with description, and several of its characters have toppled over into caricatures, but it will be read with interest both because of a plot out of the ordinary and of the freshness and spontaneity of its treatment.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 479. Jl. 22, ‘05. 230w.

“There are bits here which are gently provocative of a smile, and always the sentiment is sweet and gracious, but the total effect is rather faint.”

  + — Outlook. 80: 693. Jl. 15, ‘05. 50w.
  + Pub. Opin. 39: 504. O. 14, ‘05. 160w.

“Appears as a frank imitator of Miss Mary Wilkins, and the imitation is not very successful.”

  Sat. R. 100: 283. Ag. 26, ‘05. 170w.

Barbour, Ralph Henry (Richard Stillman Powers, pseud.). Orchard princess. $2. Lippincott.

How Miles Fallon, bachelor, becomes a ready target for Cupid’s dart when April sunshine and the scent of apple blossoms lure him on to the orchard princess is lightly sketched in this love tale with a pastoral setting. The man is a novelist, and the girl is an artist, yet these two idealists are very human in the “little nothingnesses” that pave the way for their romance.

*   Critic. 47:577. D. ‘05. 10w.
* + + Dial. 39: 388. D. 1, ‘05. 160w.

* “The heroine is a real girl, which cannot always be said of romantic heroines.”

  + Ind. 59: 1378. D. 14, ‘05. 30w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 822. D. 2, ‘05. 120w.
* + Outlook. 81: 833. D. 2, ‘05. 10w.

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

Viewing China and the Chinese “with the eyes of a man of affairs,” and avoiding “exaggerated optimism”, the author has treated of Chinese traits, customs and character, of their religions, education, government, history and economic and social life. The book is concise and interesting, and contains over a dozen illustrations and a good index.

“Altogether this is a clever and readable book.”

  + + Critic. 47: 266. S. ‘05. 160w.

“The book has no air of hasty generalization; the chapters, though brief, are full of information, set forth in the clearest possible manner.”

  + + Dial. 39: 245. O. 16, ‘05. 200w.

“The characteristic and chief value of the book is its freedom from bias. The little volume is singularly free from inaccuracies.”

  + + + Ind. 59: 753. S. 28, ‘05. 210w.

“The translation, or rather adaptation, is one that takes away all stiffness and puts the reader at his ease. With index and illustrations, this makes one of the books on China most pleasant for reference and reading.”

  + + Nation. 81: 227. S. 14, ‘05. 1210w.

“He is a kindly, though just, observer.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 466. Jl. 15, ‘05. 2100w.

“The translation seems well done.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 642. Jl. 8, ‘05. 250w.

“He has come as near to an understanding of the Chinese character as is possible for an occidental.”

  + + Pub. Opin. 39: 382. S. 16, ‘05. 300w.

Barnes, James. Blockaders. 60c. Harper.

Thirteen short stories for girls as well as boys. The “Blockaders” is a tale of a Confederate blockade runner which is captured by the Federals and turned into a United States gunboat. Then there are stories of flying machines, cannibal kings, and adventures in Africa, where savages pursue the finders of certain diamonds. There is a story of an ice boat, where two boys carry a bag of money fifty miles to save a bank, and of harrowing experiences in an apparently inaccessible village of the cliff dwellers. There are many others equally varied.

“The stories are well written; the plots are worth writing about; the boys who figure in them are real flesh and blood boys; and the style is crisp, direct, and natural.”

  + + Cath. World. 81: 408. Je. ‘05. 130w.

“The sort of thing boys like to read.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 148. Mr. 11, ‘05. 210w.

“They are of all sorts—adventurous, amusing, and pathetic—and all good.”

  + Outlook. 79: 652. Mr. 11, ‘05. 30w.
    Pub. Opin. 38: 508. Ap. 1, ‘05. 60w.

21Barr, Martin W. Mental defectives; their history, treatment, and training. *$4. Blakiston.

An interesting and practical treatment of the subject by one who has had long and successful experience in the training of the mentally deficient. The modern methods of sifting and classifying these children, are given in detail, and the work suitable for each class is described. It is an interesting book for everyone, but is intended primarily for teachers and parents. There are 152 illustrations.

“In his interesting study, Dr. Barr has spoken to an audience of teachers and parents, rather than to scientists.” Albert Warren Ferris.

  + + Bookm. 21: 65. Mr. ‘05. 700w. (Abstract of book.)

“It is by all odds the most thorough and well written treatise upon the subject with which we are familiar, not excepting those of Ireland, Doun, or Seguin; besides it is modern.”

  + + + Critic. 46: 287. Mr. ‘05. 210w.
  + + Nation. 80: 524. Je. 29, ‘05. 460w.
    School R. 13: 649. O. ‘05. 10w.

Barr, Robert. Speculations of John Steele. $1.50. Stokes.

John Steele, the hero of this story, runs the entire gamut of financial adventure. He starts as station master in the “lone shanty” known as Hitchen’s Siding where his bravery in side-tracking a freight train without the dispatcher’s orders, thus averting a collision, was the beginning of a series of promotions. He becomes the owner of a railroad, dabbles in wheat, loses a fortune, wins it again with the woman he loves thru a coup de force.

Barrett, Mrs. Charlotte, ed. See Burney, Frances. Diary and letters of Madame D’Arblay.

Barrington, Mrs. Russell. Reminiscences of G. F. Watts. *$5. Macmillan.

Conversational reminiscences of the sculptor-artist jotted down by one who was his friend and neighbor. Many interesting details are given, which reveal his character and his attitude toward his own work and the work of other artists.

“An extremely readable story of her long and intimate friendship with Watts.”

  + Ath. 1905, 1: 790. Je. 24. 1820w.

“Comprehensive volume.”

  + + Critic. 47: 474. N. ‘05. 170w.

“At times it must be admitted she rather overloads her pages with minor details. The book is written pleasantly, interestingly, tho without any great distinction of style—but it is only fair to add that there is no pretension to style.”

  + + — Ind. 59: 809. O. 5, ‘05. 800w.

* “The most important book about that painter yet published.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1162. N. 16, ‘05. 30w.

* “Mrs. Barrington combines in an unusual degree the literary and artistic gift.”

  + + Int. Studio. 27: 181. D. ‘05. 390w.

“We cannot help thinking that the author would have done better to hand over her notes to the biographer who, under the general direction of Mrs. Watts and with access to the painter’s private papers, is at work upon a complete biography.”

  + + — Lond. Times. 4: 183. Je. 9, ‘05. 720w.

“Mrs. Barrington’s book, with all its enthusiastic fervor and intimate outpourings, adds practically little to what has already been published.”

  + Nation. 81: 367. N. 2, ‘05. 830w.

“Mrs. Barrington’s is not a biography, but a personal work, which incidentally reveals a good deal of the writer’s personality.” Charles de Kay.

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 617. S. 23, ‘05. 2230w.

* “A noble biography of a noble man.”

  + Outlook. 81:703. N. 25, ‘05. 420w.

* “This volume, while perhaps not exhaustive, is certainly accurate.”

  + R. of Rs. 32: 751. D. ‘05. 100w.
  + Sat. R. 100: 150. Jl. 29, ‘05. 1110w.
    Spec. 95: 158. Jl. 29, ‘05. 210w.

Barritt, Leon. How to draw. **$2. Harper.

The author “here sets forth, in a simple and practical manner, the basic principles of illustration in pen and ink and pencil.” After describing fully the materials necessary, he outlines the steps of procedure. The first lesson is on a block letter alphabet. Next are rules for drawing the human head and features, the hands, feet, and the human figure. “How to measure an object by the eye” is followed by an explanation of how to draw from life, studies in expression, animal drawing, perspective, landscape drawing, spatter work, water studies, comics, cartoons, wash lampblack drawing, drawing on silver prints, distemper drawings, lettering, foliage study, and the reproduction of drawings. The last part of the book is devoted to the well-known American illustrators and cartoonists.

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 22. Ja. 14, ‘05. 260w.

Barren, Leonard,, ed. Roses and how to grow them. **$1. Doubleday.

Omitting everything that does not bear directly upon the subject of practical rose growing, this manual teaches the American amateur all that is necessary for him to know “in order that he may intelligently make a rose garden, select his varieties and grow a harvest of bloom.” A number of half-tone illustrations accompany the text. The book belongs to the “Garden library.”

“The book is freely and attractively illustrated, most of the inscriptions being amply descriptive of the purpose of the pictures.” Edith Granger.

  + + Dial. 39: 110. S. 1, ‘05. 310w.

“To those who desire roses and know nothing about them this little volume will be an especial boon, so precise and unveiled by the drapery of unnecessary words are the instructions.” Mabel Osgood Wright.

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 537. Ag. 19, ‘05. 1170w.

Barry, Richard. Port Arthur: a monster heroism. *$1.50. Moffat.

Under such chapter headings as, The city of silence, A battle in a storm, Cost of taking Port Arthur, and A contemporary epic, are told the horrid things, pitiless and true, which the author saw in the East on the field and in the trenches where the little brown men fought so bravely.

“Barry knows how to tell a story in words and sentences that seem part of the war itself.” William Elliot Griffis.

  + + Critic. 47: 265. S. ‘05. 140w.

“This book is that of an eye-witness profoundly and sympathetically impressed, still young enough to have every impression deep and clear, and old enough to set it down justly and vividly.” Wallace Rice.

  + + Dial. 38: 417. Je. 16, ‘05. 900w.

“Not strictly a well-written book, this is nevertheless full of the vitality of the field, and the impression that it gives of a record made on the spot is heightened by the numerous illustrations from the author’s own camera.”

  + + — Nation. 81: 144. Ag. 17, ‘05. 520w.

“The book is on the whole more to be commended for its material than the manner in which the material is used.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 310. My. 13, ‘05. 470w.

“He gives a series of vivid pictures of Japanese methods of warfare, of life in the besieging trenches, of the characteristics of the Japanese soldier and his commanding officers.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 246. My. 27, ‘05. 120w.

22Barry, William (Francis). Life of Ernest Renan. **$1. Scribner.

Beginning with a chapter which discusses the widely known scholar and writer as “The Breton peasant,” Mr. Barry traces the career of Renan, describing his youthful struggles to understand the Catholic faith, his giving up the priesthood, his lectures as a teacher of Hebrew, the influence of his sister, his travels and his work upon his “Life of Jesus,” and his other books.

“Is in many respects an excellent and most instructive biography, but he is somewhat too prone to argue with Renan’s opinions without trying to ‘place’ him amid the powerful influences of the nineteenth century.”

  + + Acad. 68: 585. Je. 3, ‘05. 1060w.

“It chiefly consists of translation or paraphrase of books within reach of every one, and the moment Dr. Barry essays to be original he falls into blunders.”

  Ath. 1905, 2: 271. Ag. 26, 1000w.

“This work is finely wrought as a piece of literature, is judicious, brave, and reverent.”

  + + + Cath. World. 81: 527. Jl. ‘05. 1220w.

“From the able pen of a keen and sympathetic critic.”

  + + Critic. 47: 283. S. ‘05. 40w.

“He has written a superficial book on a subject worthy of more intelligent treatment.”

  Lond. Times. 4: 169. My. 26, ‘05. 650w.

“The thesis is cleverly maintained, and the book, in spite of its obvious dogmatic purpose, is interesting throughout.”

  + + — Nation. 81: 36. Jl. 13, ‘05. 270w.

“Falls several points short of being satisfactory as an exposition of the reality behind the man who was an atheist, ‘devoutly and with a sort of unction.’”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 316. My. 13, ‘05. 1220w.

“Interesting, well written, appreciatively critical.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 191. My. 20, ‘05. 210w.
    R. of Rs. 31: 766. Je. ‘05. 120w.
    Sat. R. 100: 278. Ag. 26, ‘05. 1290w.

“It says much for the wealth and variety of Dr. Barry’s resources, both as a scholar and as a literary artist, that he has achieved this task with eminent success.”

  + + + Spec. 95: 526. O. 7, ‘05. 1000w.

Barton, George Aaron. Year’s wandering in Bible lands. *$2. Ferris.

This volume is made up of home letters written by the director of the American school of Oriental research, and it contains no dry archaeological detail, but is an account of the experiences of the author and his party, and a description of the localities visited, including Athens, Corinth, the churches of Asia, the Holy land, Alexandria, Italy, and the Alps. There are 145 illustrations in half-tone, from views taken during the trip.

Reviewed by Wallace Rice.

  + Dial. 38: 385. Je. 1, ‘05. 140w.
  + + Ind. 58: 901. Ap. 20, ‘05. 190w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 150. Mr. 11, ‘05. 350w. (Survey of contents).

“Its fine and numerous illustrations give it special value as a pictorial companion book to the Bible.”

  + Outlook. 79: 655. Mr. 11, ‘05. 40w.

Barton, Samuel Marx. Elements of plane surveying. *$1.50. Heath.

To form a connecting link between the mathematical branches as taught in the secondary schools and the practical work of surveying is the author’s chief purpose in presenting this text. It is subdivided into the following chapters: (1) Instruments, their adjustments and uses; (2) Chain surveying; (3) Compass surveying; (4) Computation of areas; (5) Transit surveying; (6) Leveling; and (7) Tables. The last 111 pages are devoted to several useful and practical tables: a table of squares, cubes, square roots, and cube roots; of chords; stadia tables; six-place logarithms of numbers and of trigonometric functions; the natural functions to five places; and an auxiliary table for small angles. The author enters a plea against the insertion of six-place tables in texts on plane surveying as wasteful of time and labor.

“He has quite well met the needs of one class. The class whose interests seem to have been consulted, in the main, is that of the strong high-school, or early college, student of mathematics who feels he would like to know for what all these years of barren formalism are supposed to prepare one, at any rate. From a mathematical student’s point of view the book is a clear, simple, and educative treatment of the fundamental problems of surveying.” G. W. Myers.

  + + School R. 13: 85. Ja. ‘05. 550w. (Detailed statement of contents.)

Bashore, Harvey Brown. Sanitation of a country house. $1. Wiley.

“This little volume tells simply and clearly how to locate and build a country house to insure the most healthful conditions, how to provide a pure water supply, and how to dispose of the waste in an economical and sanitary manner.”—Outlook.

“The suggestions that he offers to the prospective builder of a country house are eminently practical, based on a scientific study of rural conditions.”

  + + Country Calendar. 1: 492. S. ‘05. 80w.
  + + Outlook. 80: 935. Ag. 12, ‘05. 40w.

* Bassett, Mrs. Mary E. Stone. Little green door. $1.50. Lothrop.

“A French romance of the time of Louis XIII. The scene is partly placed in a retired garden belonging to the King and entered by a ‘little green door.’ The book is not of the swashbuckling type, although there is an occasional clash of swords.”—Outlook.

* + N. Y. Times. 10: 557. Ag. 25, ‘05. 220w.

* “The attempt is for quiet charm rather than for strenuous dramatic effect.”

  + Outlook. 81: 44. S. 2, ‘05. 50w.

Bate, Percy. English table glass. *$2.50. Scribner.

“The early pages tell of the author’s own proceedings as a collector and his growth as a connoisseur.... There are 254 separate glasses illustrated, all arranged upon the black backgrounds of sixty-seven half-tone plates.... There are many historical curiosities among these pieces, and of course Jacobitism in abundance.” (Nation.) 1586 is the date of the earliest glass shown.

“A book at once pleasing and packed with information, personal and yet of broadest application.”

  + + Acad. 68: 521. My. 13, ‘05. 440w.

“The author is very enthusiastic, and has much knowledge of his subject, and his guidebook will be a welcome help to the large body of students of an attractive subject. We rarely find Mr. Bate at fault.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 442. S. 30. 510w.

“As far as it goes, however, the book is a careful account, rather by way of classification than of historical or technical discussion, of English table glass up to 1800.”

  + + — Lond. Times. 4: 219. Jl. 7, ‘05. 260w.

“Full of the knowledge and the insight of the enthusiastic collector.”

  + + Nation. 80: 530. Je. 29, 05. 1130w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 405. Je. 17, ‘05. 430w.

23Bates, Oric. Madcap cruise. $1.50. Houghton.

The story of a young Harvard man whose uncle refused to supply him with funds for a trip to Europe. As the girl he loves is already there, nothing can stop him, so he takes his chum with him, steals his uncle’s yacht, cruises from Maine to the Mediterranean, wins the girl and comes home to be forgiven. There are many amusing and stirring adventures, such as a race with an English yacht, smuggling art treasures out of Italy, and a storm at sea.

Reviewed by Wm. M. Payne.

  + Dial. 39: 115. S. 1, ‘05. 170w.

“Lively narrative and clearcut description, written for the most part in excellent English. A thoroughly wholesome and readable book.”

  + + Nation. 80: 378. My. 11, ‘05. 200w.

“It is light, but simple and pretty.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 244. Ap. 15, ‘05. 460w.

“The story is cleverly told, remarkably so for the author’s first attempt, and is entertaining in spite of the superabundance of slang.”

  + Outlook. 79: 961. Ap. 15, ‘05. 80w.

“The author’s style is buoyant, and he rides blithely over choppy seas that have brought to grief many an older writer.”

  + Reader. 6: 360. Ag. ‘05. 310w.

Batten, Rev. Loring W. Hebrew prophet. $1.50. Macmillan.

“Dr. Batten seeks to realise the actual conditions under which the Jewish prophets lived and worked. He inquires how they gained a subsistence, what they did for their countrymen, what was thought and expected of them, and whether they wrote down their utterances in advance.... These and other questions are discussed with an open-mindedness and sobriety which are not always in evidence on either side of the ‘Higher criticism controversy.’”—Spec.

“An excellent handbook for the use of intelligent Bible students. The method of presentation is clear and simple, and the underlying principles are scholarly and safe.”

  + + Bib. World. 26: 239. S. ‘05. 30w.

“The book is popular yet critical, neglecting neither the problems of scholars nor the practical applications of the history.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 279. S. 30, ‘05. 140w.

“A very sensible and seasonable book.”

  + + Spec. 95: 229. Ag. 12, ‘05. 110w.

Battine, Cecil. Crisis of the confederacy: a history of Gettysburg and the Wilderness. $5. Longmans.

“This volume is substantially a history of the American civil war, though special attention is given to the Gettysburg campaign (June 27th-July 14th, 1863), and to Grant’s operations in the Wilderness in May and June, 1864.... The story of years of serious fighting is compressed into something less than four hundred pages. Then comes a chapter in which the lessons of the war are drawn in a very instructive way.” (Spec.) There are six maps in the book, and a colored frontispiece showing the battle flags of the confederacy.

“Captain Battine has done faithful and able work in his book, and it must remain a permanent contribution to the history of the crisis of the Confederacy.” J. P. S.

  + + + Am. Hist. R. 11: 178. O. ‘05. 1330w.

“If he has nothing very new to say on the subject, he has the gift of writing a clear narrative. Would be improved by a better index and by more references to authorities.”

  + + — Lond. Times. 4: 195. Je. 16, ‘05. 590w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 201. Ap. 1, ‘05. 350w.

“Capt. Battine tries to be fair, and is on the whole.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 258. Ap. 22, ‘05. 1270w.

“Excellently lucid narrative. Our readers can hardly find a more satisfactory narrative, with so much matter in so moderate a space.”

  + + Spec. 94: 411. Mr. 18, ‘05. 100w.

Battle of Maldon, and short poems from the Saxon chronicle, ed. by Walter John Sedgefield. 40c. Heath.

A volume in section I. of the “Belles-lettres” series. The text of The battle of Maldon has been collated with Hearne’s transcript of the lost Cotton MS. and the variants noted. Notes, bibliography and glossary are provided.

Bauer, G. Marine engines and boilers; their design and construction: a handbook for the use of students, engineers and naval constructors, based on the work, “Berechnung und konstruktion der schiffsmachinen und kessel.” *$9. Henley.

“The work as a whole is divided into eight parts.... Part 1. deals with the main engine.... Part 2. deals with pumps.... Part 3 takes up shafting, resistance of ships and propulsion.... Part 4. treats of piping and connections.... Part 5. deals with steam boilers.... Part 6. is occupied with measuring instruments.... Part 7. deals with various details.... Part 8. comprises a large collection of tables and tabular matter.... Illustrative material has also been most generously furnished.”—Engin. N.

  + + — Ath. 1905, 2: 115. Jl. 22, ‘05. 1040w.

“This work constitutes an addition of the highest value to the available literature on the subject.” W. F. Durand.

  + + + Engin. N. 53: 636. Je. 15, ‘05. 1270w.

“The book has been excellently and competently translated. The general arrangement of the book is convenient.”

  + + + Nature. 72: 453. S. 7, ‘05. 1100w.

Baum, Lyman Frank. Queen Zixi of Ix. $1.50. Century.

Printed in large type, which will attract child readers, and profusely illustrated in color by Frederick Richardson, this story of the magic cloak which gave to each of its wearers the fulfilment of one wish will delight all who read about the fairy-folk, the witch queen, Bud, the little boy who became king of Noland, his charming sister, the invading Roly-rogues, Aunt Rivette, who wished for wings and got them, and all the rest.

* “Is more of real fairy-tale than the ‘Wizard’ but just as delightful.”

  + Critic. 47: 575. D. ‘05. 40w.
*   Ind. 59: 1387. D. 14, ‘05. 40w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 744. N. 4, ‘05. 50w.

“It bids fair to be a popular holiday book for children.”

  + Outlook. 81: 383. O. 14, ‘05. 60w.
* + — R. of Rs. 32: 768. D. ‘05. 100w.

* Bayliss, Sir Wyke. Seven angels of the renascence. **$3.50. Pott.

“The ‘Angels,’ or messengers, are: Cimabue, Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Angelo, Titian, Raphael, Correggio and Claude. The author opens his book where his earlier volume, ‘Likeness of Christ Rex Regum,’ closed.... Each chapter has prefixed to it a portrait of the artist discussed, with a facsimile of his signature. The other illustrations (all are, by the way, in half-tone) are reproductions of some of the works of the masters.”—N. Y. Times.

* + Critic. 47: 572. D. ‘05. 150w.

* “It is also a pity that he clings to convention and regards Cimabue as ‘the first painter of the renaissance,’ when that honor rightly belongs to Giotto.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 796. N. 25, ‘05. 470w.

24Bayly, Elizabeth Boyd. Under the she-oaks. $1.25. Union press.

Opening with a bushman’s hut and ending with a heaven sent rain which delivers the parched country from the great drought, this love story of Australia tells of the hardships which the gently-bred English gallantly encounter in that new country, where the wind wails drearily thru the long spines of the she-oaks.

Beach, Rex Ellingwood. Pardners. $1.50. McClure.

Ten stories of life in Alaska and the West, including besides the title story, The test, North of forty-three, The scourge, The shyness of Shorty, The thaw at Silsco’s and others.

“There is no faint-hearted mincing of words in them, the pictures they present are sometimes repulsive, but always virile.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 380. Je. 10, ‘05. 560w.

“Strenuous tales of the wild West and the frozen North, ranging from the grimly tragic to the grimly humorous.”

  + Outlook. 80: 394. Je. 10, ‘05. 20w.
  + R. of Rs. 31: 761. Je. ‘05. 60w.

* Beach, Seth Curtis. Daughters of the Puritans. *$1.10. Am. Unitar.

The group of women whose biographies are sketched here includes Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Mary Lovell Ware, Lydia Maria Child, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Louisa May Alcott.

* “In writing about them, therefore, the author assumes a frankly New England point of view, judges men, women, and things by New England standards, and takes all his saints seriously.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 895. D. 16, ‘05. 420w.
* + Outlook. 81: 887. D. 9, ‘05. 140w.

Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli, earl of. Endymion; with a critical introd. on his writings by Edmund Gosse. $1.50. Cambridge soc., 135 5th av., N. Y.

“In ‘Endymion’ ... the hand of the author has dealt with matters with which he was more than familiar, the political complications and developments of the thirties and forties of the last century. It is in reality an autobiography, and the figures which move through the varied scenes of the story are thinly disguised personages of high rank and great importance.”—Pub. Opin.

“Despite its priggish tone and frequent sneers, the book has a human quality which is likely to give it a life that even the great fame of its author could not have assured it had those qualities been wanting.”

  + + — Pub. Opin. 38: 549. Ap. 8, ‘05. 290w.

Beale, Joseph Henry, jr. Law of foreign corporations and taxation of corporations both foreign and domestic. sh. *$6. W: J. Nagel, 6 Ashburton place, Boston.

“In this country alone of great modern commonwealths, every state jurisdiction is a ‘foreign’ jurisdiction in every other state; and every corporation chartered by one state is a foreign corporation in every other.... It is made more complicated still by the concurrent existence of still a third (federal) jurisdiction.... The subject of taxation is naturally involved.... The author has devoted considerable space to the statutory provisions of states and territories, as well as of Great Britain and Canada.”—Nation.

“There is, we believe, no other which covers the field explored by Mr. Beale, to the exclusion of other topics, and this fact alone would make the work professionally important.”

  + + + Nation. 80: 339. Ap. 27, ‘05. 590w.

Beard, Lina, and Beard, Adelia. Indoor and outdoor handicraft and recreation for girls. **$1.60. Scribner.

“When the eye and hand can be trained, the mind informed, and the child at the same time entertained, a needed work is indeed being accomplished; and in ‘Handicraft and recreation for girls,’ the parents will find a valuable aid in accomplishing this triple task. The first half of the volume ... is devoted to the handicrafts. Here the most explicit directions are given for spinning, weaving, ... as well as for making complete miniature copies of a Japanese village, a Russian village, an Indian village and an old colonial kitchen.... Besides these there are numerous suggestions for the very tiny folk.... The second half ... contains many delightful suggestions for Easter and Hallowe’en games as well as for simple amusements for very small children.”—Arena.

“All the directions in the book are so detailed and simple, and the illustrations are so copious that the work is far more valuable than many similar volumes. One would search far to find a book of this kind so varied in its interests and so clear and explicit in its practical directions.” Amy C. Rich.

  + + Arena. 33: 221. F. ‘05. 440w.

Beardsley, Aubrey. Last letters of Aubrey Beardsley: with an introductory note by the Rev. John Gray. *$1.50. Longmans.

“A series of notes and letters written by Aubrey Beardsley during the last three years of his life.”—N. Y. Times.

  + Cath. World. 81: 250. My. ‘05. 240w.

“In a sketchy way, these indicate something of the writer’s mind and tastes.”

  + Critic. 46: 379. Ap. ‘05. 130w.

“Altogether the book seems to throw some light on the artistic temperament in general, as well as upon the character and ways of thought of the young artist. For all that, it is quite impossible to see how the inclusion of many of the utterly trivial notes of thanks or regret adds to the light the book affords, and the trouble is that such idle conclusions are apt to make the reader scoff at the rest, much of which is not matter for scoffing.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 68. F. 4, ‘05. 660w.

“These letters are interesting as throwing side-lights upon that remarkably sensitive, artistic soul.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 381. Mr. ‘05. 60w.

Becke, (George) Louis. Tom Gerrard. $1.50. Lippincott.

A series of episodes in the life of an Australian stockman who, after many and varied misfortunes, finds happiness thru a lovely girl whom he has rescued from an alligator. The setting is Queensland, and there is much local color.

“His new manner, because of its inequality, is inferior to the old: here and there he climbs almost to the heights; a moment later he has fallen into the mud of the ridiculous.”

  Acad. 68: 857. Ag. 19, ‘05. 320w.

“If his people are stereotyped, the incidents of Mr. Becke’s tale are numerous, and mostly picturesque.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 2: 74. Jl. 15. 300w.

“The story contains the usual Australian elements of interest.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 404. Je. 17, ‘05. 330w.

“But for the local colour, in fact, the novel would be entirely commonplace.”

  + — Sat. R. 100: 251. Ag. 19, ‘05. 230w.

Becke, Louis. Under tropic skies. $1.50. Lippincott.

“Mr. Becke, like Mr. Kipling, Mr. Lafcadio Hearn, Mr. Norman Duncan, and some few other 25fortunate ones in this generation, discovered a new corner of the earth with which he had a special talent for making the rest of mankind acquainted.... His element is, without doubt, the throwing of just such flashlights upon the far Paumotos, the Carolines, Fiji, and other fascinating dots in the Pacific solitudes as fill the pages of the volume which is called ‘Under tropic skies.’”—N. Y. Times.

“Has returned to the writing of those delightful sketches of life in the remote islands of the South Pacific that first brought him into favorable notice. But one cannot read through to the end of this volume without coming to the conclusion that Mr. Becke still writes very good stories, that his store of incidents is simply enormous, and that he knows the South Sea Islands—natives, traders, and all their ways, past and present. He makes us know them too.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 27. Ja. 14, ‘05. 500w.

Beebe, C. William. Two bird-lovers in Mexico. **$3. Houghton.

These two bird-lovers, the writer and his wife, spent a winter camping in the Mexican interior and here they found not only birds, but mammals, insects, flowers, and scenery worth observing. This record of the things they saw includes ornithological information, new material upon the food-habits of the Mexican species, and also incidents of travel and camp life and glimpses of the natives whom they met while “roughing it.”

* “His observations and his pictures will be of great value to the scientist as well as a pleasure to the untrained reader.” May Estelle Cook.

  + + Dial. 39: 373. D. 1, ‘05. 230w.

“He has aimed at an interesting running narrative and commentary, rather than an exhaustive study. He may justly be proud of the information gathered on the habits of birds.”

  + + Nation. 81: 341. O. 26, ‘05. 270w.

“The whole story is told with much good humor and with evident enthusiasm.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 726. O. 28, ‘05. 940w.
* + Outlook. 81: 943. D. 16, ‘05. 50w.
* + R. of Rs. 32: 636. N. 1, ‘05. 130w.

Beecher, Willis Judson. Prophets and the promise. **$2. Crowell.

The substance of this theological text-book is that of the lectures delivered by the author 1902-03 on the L. P. Stone foundation in the Princeton theological seminary. It presents a scholarly study of the prophets of the Old Testament and their messages relating to the coming of the Messiah. The author has searched for the truth unhampered by considerations of the orthodoxy of the results; but he feels that the truth as he found it while it contains some new elements is “simply the old orthodoxy, to some extent transposed into the forms of modern thought.”

“The point of view is essentially conservative.”

  + Bib. World. 26: 398. N. ‘05. 40w.

“Among recent books adverse to the modern critical view of the Old Testament, Dr. Beecher’s work has the rare and distinctive merit of commanding the respect of the critics whom he opposes.”

  + + — Outlook. 81: 630. N. 11, ‘05. 230w.
* + R. of Rs. 32: 752. D. ‘05. 80w.

* Beeson, Rebecca Katharine, comp. Child’s calendar beautiful. $1. Burt-Terry-Wilson co., La Fayette, Ind.

A collection of poems and prose selections to be memorized by children. The selections are arranged to cover the eight years of the grammar school course and each of these years is divided into months beginning with the first school month, September. This arrangement makes the book ideal for a teacher’s use. The selections are not only appropriate to the time of year but they include the thoughts of our best English writers upon subjects which appeal to the child’s patriotism, love of nature, human sympathy, and ideals.

Beldam, George W., and Fry, Charles B. Great batsmen: their methods at a glance. *$6.50. Macmillan.

A series of six hundred instantaneous photographs illustrating the stages by which the best cricket batsmen make their most characteristic strokes.

“It is the most scientific work and the most practical work on batting that has yet appeared, a combination of example and precept which could not be bettered.”

  + + + Acad. 68: 1036. O. 7, ‘05. 260w.

* “An intensely interesting book, and it will be found invaluable by all who are concerned with the higher philosophy of cricket.”

  + + + Ath. 1905, 2: 683. N. 18, 680w.

“The cricketers of the future, when the present giants of the game are but memories, may find in Mr. Beldam’s marvellous photographs and Mr. Fry’s concise and lucid descriptions much fascination.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 275. S. 1, ‘05. 440w.

* “The book is full of a great variety of most interesting and instructive points.” C. G. K.

  + + Nature. 73: 82. N. 23, ‘05. 1680w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 625. S. 23, ‘05. 310w.

Beldam, George W., and Vaile, P. A. Great lawn-tennis players. *$4. Macmillan.

A book of action photographs illustrating the positions taken by players for particular strokes, with comments by Mr. Vaile, who calls attention to their good or bad points. There is a chapter on “advanced tactics of the single game,” by Mr. E. G. Meers, and one upon “The half-volley,” by Mr. C. A. Caridia.

“Mr. Vaile can play lawn-tennis and can talk about it, but he certainly cannot write. However, Mr. Beldam’s photographs make an excellent album.”

  + — Acad. 68: 148. F. 18, ‘05. 790w.

* “The book is in fact spoilt by the text.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 2: 683. N. 18, 420w.

“Valuable contribution to the literature of lawn tennis. The lawn tennis reader will find, therefore, much to think over in these pages, and particular attention is drawn to the first chapter, in which the racket, per se, and the methods of holding it are discussed.”

  + + Nature. 71: 436. Mr. 9, ‘05. 160w.
  + Spec. 94: 186. F. 4, ‘05. 160w.

Bell, Archie. Scarlet repentance. 50c. Broadway pub.

A beautiful Italian woman plays upon the weakness of a young American whom she meets in a sleeping car in the Rockies, “where the mountains cover their sins.” They spend one day at Banff together, a day in which the young man learns much, and, having eaten of this tree of good and evil, he returns to the East where, at the written command of the woman he has left, he confesses all to his innocent young fiancee, and receives her forgiveness and, incidentally, an Italian estate.

Bell, John Joy. Mr. Pennycook’s boy, and other stories, $1.25. Harper.

A dozen short stories of Scottish child life. Wee Macgreegor himself reappears in this volume, and there are others as wee and canny as he.

* + Critic. 47: 575. D. ‘05. 80w.

“They are very good stories of their kind—informed by the appropriate sentiment and not too much obscured by dialect—humorous also in the sad Scottish fashion of humor.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 291. My. 6, ‘05. 220w.

“The undercurrent of tenderness serves to bring out in higher relief the sometimes unconscious humor of the sketches.”

  + Outlook. 80: 141. My. 13, ‘05. 60w.

“It would be difficult to find a volume more refreshing than ‘Mr. Pennycook’s boy.’”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 758. Je. ‘05. 130w.

26Bell, Lilian Lida. At home with the Jardines. $1.50. Page.

“In this volume the heroine of ... ‘Abroad with the Jimmies’ appears in the role of a young matron seeking to establish a home in New York city. The efforts of herself and her husband to secure ... peace and quiet amid the vicissitudes of flat-life in the great metropolis prove so futile that at last they conceive the idea of withdrawing to a beautiful little town on the Hudson, where they find a delightful old-fashioned house which they transform into an ideal country home.”—Arena.

“The book is written in a bright, breezy style and abounds in humorous situations. It is just the volume for an idle summer afternoon.” Amy C. Rich.

  + Arena. 33: 455. Ap. ‘05. 180w.

Bell, Malcolm. Sir Edward Burne-Jones. $1.25. Warne.

A volume in the “Newnes’ art library.” The book contains a tinted half-tone frontispiece and fifty-seven plates in black and white illustrating Burne-Jones’ work. There is an introductory essay by Malcolm Bell, who describes the pictures and tells of the artist’s struggles for public recognition.

    Critic. 46: 379. Ap. ‘05. 50w.

“In his undoubtedly triumphant accomplishment of the difficult task of writing with freshness on a subject he has already treated exhaustively, the author ... assumes, perhaps, rather too much knowledge on the part of his readers. But for this small drawback, ... the brief account of the prolific artist must satisfy his most ardent admirers.”

  + + Int. Studio. 25: 181. Ap. ‘05. 110w.

“... Ten page preface, lightly but clearly, sketching his life and work.”

  + Int. Studio. 25: sup. 39. Ap. ‘05. 190w.

“As the text is the work of Mr. Malcolm Bell, however, it bears the marks of the same authority and illumination which we find in his other and larger volumes. The execution of the illustrations is of rather unequal merit, but they are well chosen and are deeply interesting.”

  + Outlook. 79: 398. F. 11, ‘05. 80w.

Bell, Nancy R. E. Meugens (Mrs Arthur Bell) (D’Anvers, pseud.). Paolo Veronese. $1.25. Warne.

An addition to the “Newnes’ art library.” The volume contains a sketch of Paolo Caliari, called Veronese, and his works, a list of his paintings and their present locations, and sixty-four illustrations in half-tone, reproduced from photographs.

“Here the introduction by Mrs. Bell is clear and direct. The half-tones do not average as well as in other volumes.”

  + + — Critic. 46: 379. Ap. ‘05. 110w.

“Is typical of that writer’s clear insight into the salient characteristics of the painter.”

  + Int. Studio. 24: sup. 100. F. ‘05. 130w.

“This text is much above the average of these publications, and gives some real idea of the range and force of Paolo’s genius, though Mrs. Bell seems entirely to have missed the humor of the artist’s defence of himself before the Inquisition, and to sympathize altogether with the inquisitors.”

  + Nation. 80: 194. Mr. 9, ‘05. 60w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 150. Mr. 11, ‘05. 260w.

“Interesting text. We could wish that the many illustrations in the present volume were more adequate in quality.”

  + Outlook. 79: 401. F. 11, ‘05. 230w.

Bell, Nancy R. E. Meugens (Mrs. Arthur Bell) (N. D’Anvers, pseud.) Tintoretto, bds. $1.25. Warne.

About sixty illustrations well reproduced, with an introductory essay on the painter and his work.

“In the introductory essay Mrs. Arthur Bell, from her extensive knowledge of Italian painting, throws much light on the surroundings of the painter, giving, by her interesting way of writing, a chapter which adds greatly to the value of the book.”

  + Int. Studio. 25: 180. Ap. ‘05. 120w.

“The text is of no value.”

  Nation. 80: 523. Je. 29, ‘05. 470w.
  + Outlook. 80: 696. Jl. 15, ‘05. 50w.

Belloc, Hilaire. Emmanuel Burden, $1.50. Scribner.

The days of Butler and his memorial “Hudibras” are suggested thruout Mr. Belloc’s brilliant satire with its exaggerated gravity. It satirizes the speculative methods developed by the modern imperialistic movement in England. “No small part of the humor of his satire lies in its travesty of many contemporary biographies, in which the values of small incidents is greatly exaggerated, uninteresting details of family are furnished, and insignificant pedigrees traced back as if they led to royal sources.” (Outlook).

“Mr. Belloc has drawn his characters with a delicate irony.”

  + + + Cath. World. 81: 407. Je. ‘05. 310w.

“No piece of social and political satire was ever more elaborately worked out in each incident, reference and detail, even to the titles of the amusing pencil sketches.”

  + + + Ind. 58: 1191. My. 25, ‘05. 100w.

“A brilliantly written satire. An Englishman would appreciate the satire much more than an American, because of more intimate knowledge of the conditions with which it deals; but the story is sufficiently distinct in its satirical outlines to make the purpose of the author clear to an American reader and to give the story, for an American, interest.”

  + Outlook. 79: 94. Ja. 7, ‘05. 120w.

Bennet, Robert Ames. For the white Christ; a story of the days of Charlemagne. $1.50. McClurg.

Oliver the northman, and his foster brother, Roland, are the heroes of this dramatic story, which is filled with stirring scenes and wartime adventures. The Danes, joining with the Franks in their cry of “Christ and the king,” repulse the Saracens; and Oliver, by his chivalrous daring, wins King Karl’s daughter, in spite of the beautiful and wicked Fastrada, who, by means of spells and poisons, succeeds in making herself a queen. It is a story true to those rough times in all details, and is an old time romance rather than an historical novel.

“The author has taken pains over his work, and should content readers who enjoy that kind of fare. The delineation of character is conventional. A defect ... is the tendency to force the heroic note too insistently.”

  + Ath. 1905, 2: 75. Jl. 15. 280w.

“All this portentous historical material, blended with much intrigue and passion, together with some of the gentler elements of romance, is skilfully brought into a tale of much action and dramatic vigor, couched in language that makes a fair pretense of archaism (of the conventional type, naturally), and brought to a satisfactory issue.” Wm. Morton Payne.

  + Dial. 38: 390. Je. 1, ‘05. 250w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 237. Ap. 8, ‘05. 260w.

“This story is somewhat high-flown and super-romantic in style, but its intensity is not without dramatic force.”

  + — Outlook. 79: 856. Ap. 1, ‘05. 50w.

“He has covered dry bones with rosy flesh.”

  + Reader. 5: 788. My. ‘05. 610w.

Benson, Allan L. Socialism made plain. Social Democratic publishing company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“A simple explanation of the principles of socialism as advocated by American socialists—a work suited for the busy man on the farm, in 27the shop, the factory and the store, who has little time to give to abstract treatises.... This work contains fifteen chapters” in which “the various phases of socialism are so elucidated as to be easily grasped by the individual.”—Arena.

“The treatment of the subject is so admirable that we take pleasure in recommending it to our readers.” Amy C. Rich.

  + + Arena. 33: 454. Ap. ‘05. 350w.

Benson, Arthur Christopher (Christopher Carr, pseud.). Life of Edward FitzGerald. **75c. Macmillan.

A volume recently added to the “English men of letters” series. The life of the man known to the world mainly thru his “Omar Khayyám” is a “fair subject of public discussion, not only because he was a poet of special charm and fineness, but also because he was a peculiarly interesting specimen of human nature.” (Outlook.)

“Mr. Benson has analyzed the mind of FitzGerald with rare penetration.”

  + Acad. 68: 677. Jl. 1, ‘05. 1390w.

“Mr. Benson has perhaps made of the brief biography required by the scheme of this series all that could be made of it.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 198. Ag. 12. 1610w.

“Mr. A. C. Benson was a capital choice for the writing of this book. Not only is he sympathetic with FitzGerald, but he is a delightful writer.” Jeanette L. Gilder.

  + + Critic. 47: 158. Ag. ‘05. 1090w.

“This new life of FitzGerald ... meets no crying need. The literary strictures, however just, seem not exactly called for in ‘Old Fitz’s’ case; and all else is a twice-told tale.”

  + — Dial. 39: 69. Ag. 1, ‘05. 480w.

“The biographical sketch and general characterization are excellent, the specific criticisms of FitzGerald’s writings sound and fair.”

  + + Ind. 59: 697. S. 21, ‘05. 200w.

“If he is not quite a satisfying biographer, he is certainly a satisfying editor, and often a very clever commentator upon FitzGerald’s literary achievements.”

  + + — Lond. Times. 4: 197. Je. 23, ‘05. 2760w.

“Mr. Benson’s book will be found to contain all that any reader needs to know about FitzGerald, and it is an excellent cheap substitute for those who cannot afford Mr. Wright’s massive illustrated volumes.”

  + Nation. 81: 126. Ag. 10, ‘05. 1340w.

“His treatment on the whole, scarcely touches us with quite that personal and affectionate feeling for FitzGerald that doubtless most of us have involuntarily formed.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 560. Ag. 26, ‘05. 840w.

“A literary portrait simple and direct in its method of treatment, but full of expression and character.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 837. Jl. 29, ‘05. 450w.

“Mr. Benson sets forth very clearly and succinctly the noteworthy facts in a career that was decidedly lacking in the spectacular, whatever may be said of its deeper notes.”

  + + R. of Rs. 32: 509. O. ‘05. 120w.

“We do not of course deny to Mr. Benson’s work such merits as may always be found in his biographical efforts—care in the weighing of facts, an educated taste, and a practised hand in the manipulation of phrases.”

  + Sat. R. 100: 500. O. 14, ‘05. 1410w.

“He has marshalled the facts which are already known with considerable skill; he has criticised FitzGerald’s few works with sound judgment and surprising moderation.”

  + + Spec. 95: 48. Ag. 8, ‘05. 1540w.

Benson, Arthur Christopher (Christopher Carr, pseud.). Peace and other poems. *$1.50. Lane.

“Mr. Benson’s verse resembles Matthew Arnold’s not only in its culture, but in its gentle brooding over the dark and mysterious facts of life, and in the strong resolution which confronts the mischances of human experience.... Most of the poems in this volume [about forty in number] record Mr. Benson’s own reflections upon nature and life.”—Forum.

“The longer poems as a rule are the most successful, elegy and not epigram being Mr. Benson’s forte.”

  + Ath. 1905: 2: 107. Jl. 22. 300w.

“Tender, sincere, and refined, Mr. Benson’s verse appeals to our highest spiritual nature, and delivers its message with persuasive grace.” Wm. M. Payne.

  + Dial. 39: 272. N. 1, ‘05. 460w.

“Mr. Benson’s verse resembles Matthew Arnold’s: there is in it a warmth of sympathy redeeming it from austerity and even imparting to it a tone of friendliness and geniality.” Herbert W. Horwill.

  + Forum. 37: 247. O. ‘05. 560w.

“Mr. Benson maintains a deliberately chosen level of good verse. He is always correct, always perfectly plain.”

  + Lond. Times. 4: 267. Ag. 25, ‘05. 320w.

“Maintains the even comfortable level of his earlier books.”

  + Nation. 81: 303. O. 12, ‘05. 380w.

Benson, Edward Frederic. Act in a backwater. $1.50. Appleton.

“Mr. Benson has given us a slight but pleasing study of life in a small cathedral town. The brother and sister of a poor nobleman settle there, and introduce a novel element into the placid life of the place which gives many opportunities for comedy. The son of a canon, an artist, and therefore a rebel against the tyranny of the close, falls in love with the sister, and the progress of their romance is the main interest of the book.”—Spec.

“All this has the makings of a capital light comedy, which no one could have done better than Mr. Benson. But for some obscure reason he has seen fit to introduce episodes entirely out of all harmony that ruin his effect. They give the impression of heartlessness and, what is worse, are bad art.”

  + — Acad. 68: 106. F. 4, ‘05. 300w.
  + Ath. 1905, 1: 203. F. 18. 590w.

“A flat little story without construction or sustained interest.”

  Critic. 46: 477. My. ‘05. 80w.

“As an example, not of Mr. Benson’s power, but of his wit, cleverness, and knowledge of human nature, ‘An act in a backwater’ is a delightful bit of work.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 149. Mr. 11, ‘05. 1030w.

“It has some pleasant bits of human nature and one or two lovable characters, but, considered as a novel, it is wretchedly constructed.”

  + — Outlook. 79: 604. Mr. 4, ‘05. 60w.

“A novel which starts out admirably and ends in sheer vacuity.”

  + — R. of Rs. 31: 757. Je. ‘05. 100w.

“It is a pleasant, wholesome story.”

  + Spec. 94: 184. F. 4, ‘05. 260w.

Benson, Edward Frederic. Image in the sand. $1.50. Lippincott.

A love story dealing with the occult. “It is in fact the old story of the struggle between the powers of light and darkness, the black magic and the white for the possession of a girl’s soul—a Faust legend in effect, or its parallel expressed in terms of ancient and modern occultism.” (Acad.)

“The climax, itself, however, the struggle of Ida’s friends and household with the demoniac, has a vivid force, and, if the tale is to stand by its power to conjure up horror, Mr. Benson must be credited with a considerable success in a difficult ‘genre.’ His detail is effective, his society sketches are admirable.”

  + — Acad. 68: 710. Jl. 8, ‘05. 520w.

“The story is carefully conceived and well written, and with excellent restraint. Mr. Benson 28wanted to ‘make our flesh creep,’ and he has not.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 2: 73. Jl. 15. 200w.

“That he has failed ludicrously, pathetically, merely marks his limitations by proclaiming his total innocence of the one quality that would make success possible. The machinery of the story is clumsy, its progress slow, and its conclusion an absurd evasion of whatever problem might conceivably be raised. Whether from carelessness or sheer ignorance, the book is a storehouse of weak, awkward, slovenly writing.” Edward Clark Marsh.

  — — Bookm. 22: 69. S. ‘05. 1560w.

“The reason why Mr. Benson has not succeeded better is that he lets us too much behind the scenes.”

  Ind. 59: 575. S. 7, ‘05. 190w.

“In the would-be serious parts the author carries no conviction, and in lighter passages he is far below his own best level.”

  Lond. Times. 4: 209. Je. 30, ‘05. 540w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 392. Je. 17, ‘05. 120w.

“The quiet, intense conviction of Mr. Benson’s pages cannot fail entirely of a certain impressiveness.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 479. Jl. 22, ‘05. 1100w.

“This tale is cleverly written, but disappointing.”

  + — Outlook. 80: 884. Ag. 5, ‘05. 150w.

“His quick, vivacious talent is not well adapted for a tale of intangible mystery, which wants an atmosphere beyond Mr. Benson’s powers. The second part of the story would be convincing and powerful were the reader properly impressed by the first.”

  + — Spec. 95: 261. Ag. 19, ‘05. 400w.

Benson, Rev. Robert Hugh. By what authority? *$1.60. imp. Benziger.

“Mr. Benson, after making an effort at religious impartiality, abandons the attempt, and frankly turns his novel into a Roman Catholic historical pamphlet.... [He] takes for his subject the religious persecutions of the Roman Catholics in the reign of Elizabeth.... The greater part of the novel is occupied by theological discussions.... Mr. Benson has a gift of word-painting which enables him to give vividly lifelike pictures of the court of Elizabeth, and particularly of the queen herself.”—Spec.

“Is an unusually fine piece of work. In fact we regard it as one of the most excellent Catholic stories that we possess in English, and by far the best that has appeared for a long time.”

  + + + Cath. World. 81: 403. Je. ‘05. 970w.

“On the whole, the book is well worth reading, though spoilt, if judged from the standpoint of a work of fiction, by the intrusion of too much theology.”

  + — Spec. 94: 221. F. 11, ‘05. 340w.

Benton, Josiah H. Notable libel case: the criminal prosecution of Theodore Lyman, jr., by Daniel Webster, in the Supreme judicial court of Massachusetts, November term, 1828. **$3.50. Goodspeed.

“The trial here described was on an indictment alleging that Lyman had charged Webster with having conspired with other leading Federalists in 1807-‘08 to break up the union on account of the Embargo acts, and to re-annex the New England states to the mother country.” (Dial). The case was submitted to the grand jury in the supreme judicial court, and an indictment returned. It was then tried with the result that the jury disagreed, and when the solicitor-general proclaimed that every resource had been exhausted, the case was dropped. The trial, based as it was upon political rather than personal motives, did not disturb the relation of friendship between the two men.

    Am. Hist. R. 10: 718. Ap. ‘05. 100w.

“The history of the episode is well worked out by Mr. Benton, and the letters and other documentary materials are so skillfully employed in the text that the story almost tells itself from the records.”

  + Dial. 38: 128. F. 16, ‘05. 590w.

Berenson, Bernard. Lorenzo Lotto: an essay on constructive art criticism. *$2.50. Macmillan.

A reprint of a book which was first published ten years ago. It catalogs and describes Lotto’s paintings and attempts to present the man, Lotto, altho there is little material available for his re-construction. There are a large number of full-page reproductions of Lotto’s works.

  + Acad. 68: 368. Ap. 1, ‘05. 190w.

“A model of systematic investigation.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 398. My. 18, ‘05. 270w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 450. Jl. 8, ‘05. 600w.
  + + Outlook. 80: 141. My. 13, ‘05. 100w.

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.

A series of papers contributed by well-known Jewish writers who “present the rise and development of the Russian Jews who have come to the United States during the past twenty-odd years, to show the qualities they brought with them, to present the facts as to their adjustment to the conditions here, and to look a little into the future.”

“The manner of presentation of the papers is not uniformly happy, and for the whole we wish for a specific statement of dates. In spite of this, however, Dr. Bernheimer has undoubtedly done a service in bringing out this book. Considering its structure, he is to be congratulated on having it so free of injudicious statements and as complete as it is in the important matter on this serious subject of the assimilation of so alien a people.” Walter E. Kruesi.

  + + — Ann. Am. Acad. 26: 598. S. ‘05. 560w.
    Critic. 47: 380. O. 90w.

“It is a splendid argument for the Jew.”

  + Ind. 59: 579. S. 7, ‘05. 240w.

* “Naturally, the authors speak from the inside, and as each deals with conditions which have come within his own observation and experience, there is a variety of intimate information not easily obtainable by alien investigators.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 785. N. 18, ‘05. 300w.
    Outlook. 80: 839. Jl. 29, ‘05. 70w.

* Bernstein, Hermann. Contrite hearts. $1.25. Wessels.

The life of a group of Russian Jews is here pictured in a fashion simple to the point of crudeness. The two daughters of the orthodox cantor, Isroel Lambert, follow their own hearts and become outcasts from both the faith and the home of their father. Later, contrite in heart and chastened in spirit, they are reunited with him in America. Thruout the book strict observance of Jewish rites seems to bring a happiness denied to those who merely love.

Berry, Charles William. Temperature-entropy diagram. $1.25. Wiley.

“Mr. Berry’s book ... presupposes a knowledge of thermodynamics, also of the working and behavior of the various kinds of heat engines, ... it ... is divided into twelve chapters. The first chapter treats of reversible processes and cycles, and in the following eleven chapters the T Phi diagram is applied to the following processes and engines: perfect gases, saturated steam, superheated vapors, the flow of fluids, hot-air engines, the liquefaction of gases, compressors and refrigeration, the actual steam-engine cycle as recorded by the indicator.”—Engin. N.

29“The book is very clearly written. The author has covered quite an extensive field, and on the whole he has done it very well.” Storm Bull.

  + + Engin. N. 53: 527. My. 18, ‘05. 420w.

Berton, Guy. Art thou the man? $1.50. Dodd.

A Denver murderer who daintily strangles a trio of women and in each case leaves behind thirteen carnations as a clue is sought thruout this detective story. The adventures of a “cub reporter” who becomes involved in the search, the clearing of an innocent man by a skilful lawyer who holds a mob at bay to protect his client, and the influence of Elise, the wicked and beautiful woman of the French quarter, are vividly drawn.

“The gloom is not lightened by any gleam of humor, but the style has the force which comes from a lurid intensity of feeling.”

  + — Ind. 58: 844. Ap. 13, ‘05. 140w.

“Local color has been laid on here in great crimson splashes.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 237. Ap. 8, ‘05. 380w.

“A rather clever detective story couched in somewhat overwrought language.”

  + — Outlook. 79: 906. Ap. 8, ‘05. 30w.

“The tale is lacking in action, compactness, and sequence.”

  Pub. Opin. 38: 714. My. 6, ‘05. 110w.

“Lacks neither freshness nor power.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 763. Je. ‘05. 110w.

Bertouch, Beatrice, Baroness de. Life of Father Ignatius, O. S. B. *$3. Dutton.

The life of this “devout but pugnacious Anglican monk” is interwoven with questions of church doctrine and church union so as to represent an episode in church history. His biographer reveals him as “a son of thunder,” “magnificently human,” and with an “oceanic personality.”

“Will be received with grains by those not of the fold.”

  + — Nation. 80: 154. F. 23, ‘05. 750w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 172. Mr. 18, ‘05. 630w.

“The story of his life is a curious episode in the history of the modern church, an interesting study for the psychologist, and an instructive commentary on the worth of a formal sort of church union that is too much thought of.”

  + Outlook. 79: 450. F. 18, ‘05. 150w.

“A book which, so far as it is a narrative of facts and an exposition of opinions, has an unquestionable interest. It, too, answers in its way the question about the Anglican ideal. The author has a copious vocabulary of slang, but cannot write English.”

  + — Spec. 94: 180. F. 4, ‘05. 170w.

Besant, Walter. London in the time of the Tudors. *$7.50. Macmillan.

“The gravitating point in this great historical period lay principally in London.... As London was England to so large an extent, we are naturally curious to learn all that we can about the city at that interesting period. The late Sir Walter Besant’s quarto volume on ‘London in the time of the Tudors’ goes far towards gratifying our curiosity. It is in the same sumptuous form as the same author’s ‘London in the eighteenth century’.... The illustrations are for the most part reproductions of contemporary prints; chief among them is a panorama of the city, extending over three double pages of the book, originally drawn by Anthony Van den Wyngaerde, in 1543, well illustrating the map folded into the cover, embracing 12 pages, and being a reduced reproduction of Ralph Agas’s map of about 1560.”—Dial.

“Work is rightly called a survey. It is not a history; it is not a story. It is especially happy in its accounts of how people lived and dressed, what they ate and drank, what customs they pursued at their weddings and at the burial of their dead,—from the king and queen down to ‘prentice. The author has drawn largely upon contemporary authors.” Arthur Howard Noll.

  + + Dial. 88: 121. F. 16, ‘05. 1230w.
  + + Spec. 94: 143. Ja. 28, ‘05. 1450w.

Best, Kenelm Digby. Rosa mystica: the fifteen mysteries of the most holy rosary, and other joys, sorrows and glories of Mary. *$6. Herder.

A book written in honor of the Immaculate conception jubilee. It is illustrated with 46 full-page illustrations, copies of the rosary frescoes of Giovanni di San Giovanni and other artists.

“It contains nothing fresh, original, or thoughtful that we have discovered. Its occasional references to history are grotesquely false: its theology is often repulsively extravagant; and its general method and spirit make it impossible for intelligent people to read it with either profit or patience.”

  — — — Cath. World. 80: 830. Mr. ‘05. 220w.

Bevan, Edwyn Robert. Jerusalem under the high priests. $2.50. Longmans.

Five lectures on the period between Nehemiah and the New Testament. “Into his attractive narrative of political events Mr. Bevan weaves a sketch of the development of Jewish thought, including therein notices of the Book of Daniel and of all the great Apocryphal works of the time except the Wisdom of Solomon.... One of the most noteworthy works of the period is Ben-Sira or Ecclesiasticus.... Mr. Bevan’s account of the book is full and interesting. He properly devotes much space to the invasion of Jewish society by Hellenism, including the attempt of Antiochus Epiphanes to Hellenize his realm.... Other important points forcibly brought out are: the character of Judas Maccabæus, the results of the Hasmonean rule, the conflicts between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the policy and character of Herod. The volume is provided with an index and tables of the Hasmoneans and the Seleucids.”—Am. Hist. R.

“Mr. Bevan’s picture of the period, while popular in style, is thorough and accurate in matter.” C. H. Toy.

  + Am. Hist. R. 10: 681. Ap. ‘05. 320w.

“The style is clear and sympathetic, and occasionally even brilliant. The topics dealt with by Mr. Bevan are so successfully worked out that we should have liked to see the book enlarged so as to embrace other pertinent points as well.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 1: 522. Ap. 29. 610w.

“It is not a comprehensive work; but a scholar who knows a period of history deeply and scientifically, can put a great deal of information into a small book. And beyond doubt, Mr. Bevan’s acquaintance with his subject is thorough and methodical. We only regret that he did not add a little bibliographical detail to his interesting pages.”

  + + Cath. World. 80: 829. Mr. ‘05. 230w.

“The author has certainly succeeded in his purpose of giving ‘in a few strokes the general outline and colour’ of the period.” G. B. G.

  + + Eng. Hist. R. 20: 604. Jl. ‘05. 180w.

Beveridge, Albert J. Young man and the world. **$1.50. Appleton.

“The young Indiana senator writes of young men from the point of view of a young man who has found success coming his way. These papers are collected from the periodical in which they first appeared.... Learn your limitations, and start out in the direction for which you are fitted, is his first suggestion. Also keep working, and working hard, and don’t worry. Read, and mingle with people, and cultivate nature. Take vacations. Courage, nerve, faith in one’s self are necessary. Mr. Beveridge has given a great deal of good advice that ... will stimulate and help to strengthen.”—N. Y. Times.

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 669. O. 14, ‘05. 530w.

* “It is all on good, safe, and sound commonplace ground.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 777. N. 18, ‘05. 370w.

* “His book covers a great deal of ground, and covers it well; it contains sayings to think over, sayings to remember, sayings to follow; it is a book decidedly worth having.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 833. D. 2, ‘05. 140w.

“The writer’s terse, vigorous style is well suited to his text.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 530. O. 28, ‘05. 40w.

* “Will occupy a permanent place with books of their general character.”

  + + R. of Rs. 32: 639. N. ‘05. 100w.

Beveridge, W. History of the Westminster assembly. *$1. imp. Scribner.

“In a very clear and orderly manner, within a brief compass, this volume sets forth the events leading up to the calling of the assembly, its character, deliberations, and findings.”—Bib. World.

“The calling, the personnel, and proceedings of the assembly are concisely related.”

  + + Am. J. of Theol. 9: 376. Ap. ‘05. 170w.

“Of the many histories of the assembly this seems to us best suited to the needs of the general reader.”

  + + Bib. World. 25: 316. Ap. ‘05. 80w.

Bharati, Baba Premanand. Sree Krishna, the Lord of love. *$2. Lane.

This work prepared by the distinguished Brahman of Calcutta, who was recently elected vice-president of the Peace congress, is intended to interpret the Hindu belief as to the origin and meaning of life and the evolution of the universe. It purports to be “the history of the universe from its birth to its dissolution. Baba Bharati has aimed to impress his readers with the substance of Hindu thought on religion and philosophy, in purely Eastern dress. The volume is really a clear history of the origin, nature, and evolution of the universe as the Oriental mind perceives it; it is a clear statement of the doctrine of Karma; an exposition of the caste system; a beautiful story of the Oriental Christ, and perhaps the clearest statement ever published of the Hindu cosmogony.” (R. of Rs.)

“Style is direct, simple, and clear, and his thinking high and sane. It is an extraordinary book,—the fascinating exposition of an exalted philosophy.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 255. F. ‘05. 250w.

Bible. Book of Ecclesiastes: a new metrical translation, with an introduction and explanatory notes by Paul Haupt. 50c. Hopkins.

“A rhythmical rendering and rearrangement of the contents of Ecclesiastes, involving many transpositions of verses and many excisions of glosses. The notes are numerous and suggestive. The book belongs to the ‘Polychrome’ series.”—Bib. World.

  + Bib. World. 26: 398. N. ‘05. 30w.

“A highly valuable companion to the popular versions.”

  + Outlook. 81: 574. N. 4, ‘05. 170w.

Bible, Twentieth century New Testament *$1. Revell.

“‘The twentieth century Testament’ is a translation into modern English made from the original Greek by a company of about twenty scholars representing the various sections of the Christian church.” (N. Y. Times). In spite of the radical efforts of religious and literary formalists the world over to oppose modernizing the form of the Scriptures, “the demand of the people for a Gospel in their own tongue is too strong to be checked.” (Ind.)

“There can be no question that this work is equaled by few, if any, in its earnestness, scholarship, and success. It deserves to be studied and publicly read, not in the place of, but along side of, the American standard revision.” C. W. V.

  + + Bib. World. 26: 76. Jl. ‘05. 350w.

“The most popular [modernized translations], and in our opinion deservedly so, is the Twentieth century New Testament. It is not an old version patched up so as to last a little longer, but a new rendering expressed in words and style such as might be used if it were written for us of to-day, as, indeed, we believe it was. The translators write idiomatically, not pedantically.”

  + + + Ind. 58: 435. F. 23, ‘05. 360w.

“There need, we suppose, be no real fear that this book will make any progress in displacing that of which it is in effect a part burlesque, or that it will be otherwise valued than as a literary curiosity.”

  — — — N. Y. Times. 10: 88. F. 11, ‘05. 143w.

Bicknell, Edward. Territorial acquisitions of the United States, 1787-1904: an historical review. 3d ed. rev. and enl. **50c. Small.

“A clear and concise statement of the superficial facts concerning our accessions of territory.”—Am. Hist. R.

“It contains a few errors. The style is too colloquial, but as a whole the book is better than many more pretentious ones.”

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 445. Ja. ‘05. 160w.

* Bigelow, Poultney. History of the German struggle for liberty. v. 4. **$2.25. Harper.

With the appearance of this fourth volume of its series the “History of the German struggle for liberty” stands complete from the battle of Jena in 1806, to the rebirth of national spirit in 1848. This latest volume contains a spirited account of the stirring events in Germany during 1844-1848, culminating in the declaration of Frederick William IV. and the meeting of the German national assembly at Frankfort. It brings out the similarity in the character of the Vienna, Berlin, and Munich revolutions, and discusses the growth of the influence of the laboring classes, and of socialistic doctrines.

* “Is refreshingly unconventional, spasmodically clever, and interesting throughout. Taken as a whole, this latest piece of work of Poultney Bigelow’s is most stimulating, breezy, entertaining, and yet instructive as well.” Wolf Von Schierbrand.

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 846. D. 2, ‘05. 1600w. (Review of v. 4.)

* “Comprises a succession of vivid pictures of persons and events rather than a sober, detailed, and connected history.”

  + Outlook. 81: 889. D. 9, ‘05. 120w. (Review of v. 4.)

* “A return to the orderly arrangement of the earlier volumes of the history would afford a deserved relief to those who have been forced to flounder about in the disorder, back tracks, and false leads of Mr. Bigelow’s fourth volume.”

  + — Pub. Opin. 39: 796. D. 16, ‘05. 470w. (Review of v. 4.)

Bigg, Charles. Church’s task under the Roman empire. *$1.75. Oxford.

The four lectures brought together here are “Education under the empire,” two on “Religion under the empire,” and “Moral and social conditions of the empire.” The object is the directing of attention “to the extreme importance of studying the relation between the Empire and the Church even in those days which preceded the recognition of Christianity by Constantine, and further, of ascertaining as clearly as possible the conditions, intellectual, moral and material of the people who filled the rank of the church.”

31“Written with an ease of style which at times almost disguises the author’s profound knowledge and with a charm that rarely falls to the lot of scholarly writers.”

  + + + Ath. 1905, 2: 262. Ag. 26. 1010w.

“Dr. Bigg is, of course, master of his subject, and able to handle it with lightness of touch, breadth of sympathy, and gentle humour.” Alice Gardner.

  + + Eng. Hist. R. 20: 547. Jl. ‘05. 510w.

Bilse, Oswald Fritz (Fritz von der Kryburg, pseud.). Dear fatherland. $1.50. Lane.

“The story of a young lieutenant in the German army, from the time he entered the service to his downfall, the result of a debt brought upon him by the false standard of living prescribed by army life. The novel is a pen picture of the evil social and moral effects of army life existing in Germany.”—Bookm.

“Besides being an interesting story of the realistic school, the work has a two-fold value. It presents a striking picture of present-day garrison-life in Germany and illustrates how degrading and subversive of all that is worthiest in man is such an existence.”

  + Arena. 33: 673. Je. ‘05. 350w.

“The chief interest and the strongest conviction are found less in the story than in the talk.”

  + Nation. 80: 234. Mr. 23, ‘05. 400w.

“Its revelations are sordid and sickening to the last degree, and there is no obvious excuse for its English publication, except as that of giving an awful warning to the English-speaking nations to guard their own war machines from ever sinking into such abysmal depths of immorality and inefficiency as are here charged against the soldiery of Germany. The book seems to be written by a man of devoted and intelligent patriotism, who has risked what he prized most in order to remedy the evils which he deplores. To say that the narrative is of any value as an example of the novelist’s art would be a decided stretching of the truth.”

  — + N. Y. Times. 10: 50. Ja. 28, ‘05. 740w.

Bingham, Joel Foote, tr. See Manzoni, Allessandro. Sacred hymns and Napoleonic ode.

* Birrell, Augustine. Andrew Marvell. **75c. Macmillan.

This volume in the “English men of letters” series, contains a biography of the man who is remembered as “a colleague and friend of Milton, a wit, a diplomat, a traveler, and a member of Parliament from the Stuart Restoration until his death in 1678.... But ... ‘a more elusive non-recorded character,’ laments Mr. Birrell, ‘is hardly to be found.’ Consequently, it is not surprising to find the biographer dwelling mainly on his subject’s writings, quoting from them freely, and relating much of the history of the day necessary to explain them and assist in forming some idea of the writer’s personality.” (Outlook.)

* “On the whole, it may be said that ‘Andrew Marvell’ holds its own successfully against any other volume in the new series of Messrs. Macmillan’s ‘English men of letters.’”

  + + — Acad. 68: 976. S. 23, ‘05. 1440w.

* “We have not space here to enter into his treatment of Marvell; it is admirable; we should end by quoting too much from Mr. Birrell himself, as a delightful performer in the intimate style.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + Atlan. 96: 844. D. ‘05. 360w.

* “But the book is not a good one for it falls between two stools. If it was to deal only with the permanent part of Marvell’s charming poetry it is nearly two hundred pages too long; if it was really to explain the politics of his day (which heaven forbid!) it is not long enough. And we resent some of the conversational ease of Mr. Birrell’s manner.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 303. S. 22. ‘05. 840w.

* “Whatever may be thought of the truth of this style of biographical writing, it must be admitted that Mr. Birrell is master of its art, and that when provided with a favorable opportunity he is at least invariably entertaining.” Wm. A. Bradley.

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 842. D. 2, ‘05. 3010w.

* “A study which is not so much a biography as a contribution to the history of English politics and literature. As such it deserves a cordial greeting, for it is scholarly and sound.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 714. N. 2, ‘05. 260w.

* “A pleasant ramble with an intelligent and illuminating guide through a time of great interest.”

  + Pub. Opin. 34: 765. D. 9, ‘05. 170w.

Bismarck-Schonhausen, Otto Eduard Leopold von. Bismarck’s speeches and letters; by Herman Schoenfeld. *$1.50. Appleton.

A worthy addition to historical literature. The introduction is a biography and a philosophic interpretation of the character of Bismarck, and is supplemented by a chronology and a bibliography. The book is indispensable to the study of contemporary history as affected by Germany, but especially to the study of the unification of Germany itself, an accomplishment due, in most part, to Bismarck’s genius. Much has been learned about Bismarck’s personality thru the various biographies by Lowe, Headlam, Stearns, and Jacks by M. Adler, by Herr Busch, thru Mr. Ford’s edition of “The correspondence of William and Bismarck.” and thru Bismarck’s own “Reflections and reminiscences,” above all thru his “Love letters,” but no one serves to sum up Bismarck’s life work as does Schoenfeld’s.

  + + Outlook. 79: 448. F. 18, ‘05. 190w.

* Blackmar, Frank Wilson. Elements of sociology. *$1.25. Macmillan.

This working manual for students is divided into seven parts: Nature and import of sociology; Social evolution; Socialization and social control; Social ideals; Social pathology, dealing with practical subjects such as charity, poverty, crime, social degeneration; Methods of investigation; and History of sociology, in which are brought out the ideas found in the works of Spencer, Gumplowicz, Schaeffle, Lilienfeld, Mackenzie, Tarde, Le Bon, Letourneau, De Greef, Giddings, Small, Ward, Ross, Ely, Mill, Malthus, Warner, Henderson and others.

* “The chief merit of the book from the theoretical side is that it gives an intelligent statement of the view-points of all the leading sociological writers. The chief merit from the practical side is that it touches upon a variety of vital and interesting problems in such a way as to tempt the student to go forward and specialize. The style of the book is easy, and free from any ambitious flights or phrasing, but clear and agreeable.” Jerome Dowd.

  + + + Am. J. Soc. 11: 422. N. ‘05. 720w.

* “It is comprehensive in scope, is written in simple and direct diction, and the arrangement of its parts is sequential and orderly.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1157. N. 16, ‘05. 40w.
*   Outlook. 81: 888. D. 9, ‘05. 30w.

Blackmore, Richard D. Lorna Doone. $1.25. Crowell.

This tale of the deeds of the outlaw Doones sheltered in the depths of the Bagworthy Forest appears in new dress almost every year. Here the reader has it in handy volume form, bound in limp leather, with clear type and thin paper.

32Blair, Emma Helen, and Robertson, James Alexander, eds. Philippine islands, 1493-1898. 55 v. ea. *$4. Clark, A. H.

The purpose of these 55 volumes is to set forth as briefly as possible from original sources the whole history of the Philippine islands and their people, that all who are interested in their future may be able to form their own opinions with a full understanding of the conditions that exist to-day and that have existed since the discovery of the islands. To this end the volumes are mainly devoted to exact translations from rare original manuscripts, Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, etc., illustrated with facsimiles of manuscripts, portraits, maps, and views. There is an analytical index, and notes and an historical introduction have been provided by Edward Gaylord Bourne, and special contributions by well known scholars and bibliographers. The whole covers the history of the islands from their discovery to the present time, including explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history, and records of the Catholic missions as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the end of the nineteenth century.

“The work of the editors has ... shown steady improvement. The translating staff is, ... as nearly as one may judge without having the original texts for comparison, doing more effective work than at the beginning.” James A. Le Roy.

  + + + Am. Hist. R. 10: 392. Ja. ‘05. 1230w. (Review of XVI, XVII and XVIII.)

Reviewed by James A. Le Roy.

  + + + Am. Hist. R. 10: 875. Jl. ‘05. 1140w. (Review of v. 19 and 20.)

“It is an indispensable addition to every large library and collection of American or Spanish history.”

  + + + Critic. 46: 94. Ja. ‘05. 50w.

“Much of this matter is by no means light reading, but it is all a valuable contribution to the early history of the islands.”

  + + + Critic. 47: 190. Ag. ‘05. 80w. (Review of v. 21.)
    Ind. 58: 264. F. 2, ‘05. 650w. (Review of vols. XVIII, XIX and XX.)
    Nation. 80: 231. Mr. 23, ‘05. 430w. (Review of v. 19.)
    N. Y. Times. 10: 21. Ja. 14, ‘05. 510w. (Survey of contents of vols. XIX and XX.)

* Blake, J. M. Reasonable view of life. *35c. Meth. bk.

Essays towards the understanding of the methods and working of eternal love. A late addition to the “Freedom of faith” series.

Blake, Katherine Evans. Heart’s haven. $1.50. Bobbs.

The Rappite community of celibates first in Pennsylvania and later in Indiana furnishes the setting for this story. It portrays the struggle between the Rappite conscience which repudiates all sentiment relating to ties of flesh, and the natural cravings of the human heart. First in the love of a parent for her child, later in this son’s love for a fair girl, is shown the triumph of governable sanity over religious fanaticism.

* “There are a number of flaws easily apparent in Miss Blake’s scheme of the Harmonists. The author has made the mistake of padding too heavily in spots.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 857. D. 2, ‘05. 450w.
  + Outlook. 81: 576. N. 4, ‘05. 100w.

Blanchard, Amy Ella. Frontier knight. $1.50. Wilde.

Miss Blanchard’s new “Pioneer series” story follows the fortunes of a young man and his two sisters who emigrate from Kentucky to Texas shortly before the Mexican war breaks out. There is excellent use made of the opportunities to portray border life, in which the Mexican peasant, the rancher, and the Texas ranger all have part.

Blanchard, Amy E. Little grandmother Jo. $1. Jacobs.

A story of school life fifty years ago, when a grandmother of to-day left a happy southern home to endure the hardships of the old-fashioned boarding-school where the methods were cruel, the teachers unjust, and many of the little girls, the products of this system, were spiteful.

Blanden, Charles Granger. Chorus of leaves. **$1.25. Elder.

In this gift-book, artistic and attractive in both print and binding, are to be found some fifty verses very slight and very sentimental.

* “It strikes no lofty note, but it is singularly graceful in rhythm and dainty in conceit, and makes no pretension to be more.”

  + Dial. 39: 385. D. 1, ‘05. 60w.

* “Has written some pleasing verse under the title of ‘A chorus of leaves.’”

  + Ind. 59: 1379. D. 14, ‘05. 60w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 892. D. 16, ‘05. 100w.

Blind, Mathilde. George Eliot. $1.25. Little.

This new edition of Mathilde Blind’s “George Eliot” “has been greatly enhanced in value by the introduction of able and carefully prepared chapters by Frank Waldo, and G. A. Tarkington, in which we have a charming description of the friends and home-life of George Eliot, and a critical estimate of her place in literature, together with an exhaustive bibliography.” (Arena).

“The excellent life of George Eliot, by Mathilde Blind, will remain a standard biography. It is a volume that we take pleasure in recommending to our readers as a book which should find a place in all well-ordered libraries and a work that every young person should read as a part of his general culture.”

  + + Arena. 33: 109. Ja. ‘05. 260w.

“The very full bibliography, filling some thirty pages, is to be particularly noted and commended.”

  + + Critic. 46: 563. Je. ‘05. 60w.
    R. of Rs. 30: 755. D. ‘04. 90w.

Blondlot, (Prosper) Rene. “N” rays, tr. by J. Garcin. *$1.20. Longmans.

A collection of papers communicated to the academy of sciences; with additional notes and instructions for the construction of phosphorescent screens.

    Nation. 80: 374. My. 11, ‘05. 400w.

Reviewed by John G. McKendrick.

    Nature. 72: 195. Je. 29, ‘05. 780w.
    Spec. 94: 780. My. 27, ‘05. 100w.

Bloomfield, Maurice. Cerberus, the dog of hades: the history of an idea. 50c. Open ct.

“This essay ... is concerned with the origin and meaning, judged by comparative mythology, of Cerberus.”—Acad.

“Interesting and suggestive little essay.”

  + Acad. 68: 337. Mr. 25, ‘05. 260w.
  + — Lond. Times. 4: 227. Jl. 14, ‘05. 590w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 568. Ag. 26, ‘05. 90w.

Blundell, Mary E. (Sweetman) (Mrs. Francis Blundell; M. E. Francis, pseud.). Dorset dear: idylls of country life. $1.50. Longmans.

“The seventeen tales reprinted here from various periodicals ... embrace a variety of 33incidents and emotions, grave and gay, no one trenching upon the borders of another; and the characters are distinct types of Dorset-folk.... ‘Witch Ann’ gives a pretty and touching account of the way a harmless old woman came to be considered a witch.... ‘The spur of the moment,’ and ‘The worm that turned,’ present amusing pictures of unromantic rustic wooings. ‘A woodland idyll’ and ‘Postman Chris’ are charming love-stories.”—Acad.

“There is something in it better than cleverness and skill: the truth, charm, and goodness of it leave a grateful memory of pleasant hours in delightful company.”

  + + + Acad. 68: 494. My. 6, ‘05. 480w.

“All the stories are well worth reading.”

  + Ath. 1905, 1: 716. Je. 10. 200w.

“They are fascinating from their unpretending simplicity, their pure goodness, and their warm, human interests.”

  + + Cath. World. 81: 543. Jl. ‘05. 130w.
* + Critic. 47: 477. N. ‘05. 20w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 371. Je. 10, ‘05. 340w.

“The movement of the tale is slight, but not without its dramatic incidents and occasional tragedies.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 395. Je. 17, ‘05. 140w.

“It has a charm and interest.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 391. Je. 10, ‘05. 70w.

“It is a book into which one may dip with pleasure, but the stories are for the most part so slight that it is unwise to handle the whole string of beads at once.”

  + Sat. R. 99: 813. Je. 17, ‘05. 150w.

“Seldom has it been the present writer’s fate to read so delightful a collection of country idylls as Mrs. Francis Blundell’s new volume of short stories, ‘Dorset dear.’ ... The characters in the little sketches are vividly drawn.”

  + + + Spec. 94: 789. My. 27, ‘05. 170w.

Bocock, John Paul. Book treasures of Maecenas. $1. Putnam.

“It is rather startling to pick up a volume with this title and open immediately to a poem on ‘Funston of Kansas.’ It appears, however, that the book’s title is that of the first poem, and that the volume includes many fugitive verses on all sorts of topics, which have been welcome to the columns of many newspapers and magazines.”—Outlook.

    N. Y. Times. 10: 133. Mr. 4, ‘05. 280w.
    Outlook. 79: 501. F. 25. ‘05. 60w.

* Bölsche, Wilhelm. Evolution of man; tr. by Ernest Untermann. 50c. Kerr.

“This is a little work of real value in which an able German scholar gives a succinct, graphic and general outline of the evolution of man. It contains in the briefest possible compass a summary of the demonstrations brought out by the revolutionary school of physical scientists.”—Arena.

* “The subject matter is presented in lucid style, easy of comprehension, and the book is valuable as a short exposition of a subject about which no well-informed man of the present day can afford to be ignorant.”

  + + Arena. 34: 553. N. ‘05. 80w.
* + R. of Rs. 32: 256. Ag. ‘05. 40w.

Bolton, Charles E. Harris-Ingram experiment. $1.50. Burrows.

By far the greater portion of Mr. Bolton’s book is devoted to an account of the domestic, social and financial affairs of the Harris and Ingram families. The process of accumulating millions, descriptive journeys thru Europe, matrimonial schemes, a strike which involves the use of dynamite and firebrands furnish subjects for the first 395 pages. The remaining forty pages are occupied with the “Experiment,” a Utopian scheme for establishing mills on the co-operative plan to demonstrate that capital and labor can unite on a common basis. The reader is introduced to a “Utopian mill in a Utopian village where there were no politicians, no saloons, no graft, no crime, nothing but that which was serene and restful and frightfully educational and instructive ... in that land of Somewhere to which there are no railroad guides.” (N. Y. Times).

  — — N. Y. Times. 10: 112. F. 18, ‘05. 690w.

Bolton, Henry Carrington. The follies of science at the court of Rudolph II., 1576-1612. *$2. Pharmaceutical review pub. co., Milwaukee.

A book which “occupies itself with a medley of charlatans and charlatanism in the sixteenth century and with the most splendid patron of such matters, Rudolph II., King of Bohemia and Hungary, and Emperor of Germany.” (N. Y. Times). This ruler, a contemporary of Queen Elizabeth, neglecting his royal duties, drew around him a strange company of men, more or less learned in the occult sciences. These various personages, couched in the oriental luxury of the court, work amazing tricks of alchemy, discover formulas for wonderful elixirs, and claim a recipe for the philosopher’s stone. Incidentally, there is given much information concerning the manners of the time, the people, and their mental characteristics.

    Ind. 58: 1073. My. 11, ‘05. 160w.

“Rather extraordinary volume. Altogether the book contains a deal of queer information about queer people and things of a time (in some ways) more credulous than ours. Readers with a taste for the out-of-the-way, for historical junk, in short, will find much to entertain them.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 39. Ja. 21, ‘05. 350w.

* Bolton, Sarah Knowles (Mrs. Charles E. Bolton). Famous American authors. $2. Crowell.

These essays were first published in 1887, and they are now re-issued “in a handsomely bound volume with two dozen illustrations portraying in fine half-tone reproductions the persons and the homes of six representatives of the old New England school, ... Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, and Holmes.” (Dial.)

* “Aside from its literary interest, it ought to be popular as a holiday gift-book.”

  + Critic. 47: 573. D. ‘05. 30w.

* “She manages to tell the familiar facts in a genial, lively way, interlarding them with anecdotes or personal impressions, and making her main theme in every case the essential quality of the author discussed.”

  + Dial. 39: 387. D. 1, ‘05. 160w.

* Bombaugh, Charles Carroll. Facts and fancies for the curious from the harvest-fields of literature. **$3 Lippincott.

“Forty-five years ago Dr. Bombaugh published the first edition of his famous book, ‘Gleanings for the curious.’ ... An entertaining collection of curious things in letters. His book lasted for nearly fifty years; it would have lasted longer had not its plates been destroyed by fire. Instead of merely resetting the book, Dr. Bombaugh has made a second volume along the same lines only with more recent matter.... The new volume contains the results of the most recent discoveries in many branches of literature ... and presents various jokes that have a very recent ring.”—N. Y. Times.

* “The total amount of curious information is so vastly greater than the amount compressible within a single volume that a book of this type is more useful for random reading than for reference purposes.”

  + Dial. 39: 391. D. 1, ‘05. 140w.
* + + N. Y. Times. 10: 845. D. 2, ‘05. 220w.
* + + Outlook. 81: 834. D. 2, ‘05. 150w.

34Bonner, Geraldine. Pioneer. $1.50. Bobbs.

A story of the early days of California and Nevada when fortunes were made and unmade daily among the mines. There are many characters typical of those mixed times, but the real hero is the old colonel, who for the sake of his love for the woman who jilted him twenty years before, devotes himself to her two daughters, and allows their weak father to unscrupulously rob him. He finds happiness in serving the girl who resembles her mother, and seeing her safely thru a heart crisis.

“Though her treatment is perhaps too conventional to please the realist the story is thoroughly unhackneyed, while the human interest is strong throughout.”

  + Arena. 34: 551. N. ‘05. 420w.

“It is an unpleasant and rather sensational narrative.”

  — + Critic. 46: 477. My. ‘05. 50w.

* Bonner, Robert John. Evidence in Athenian courts. *75c. Univ. of Chicago press.

“Mr. R. J. Bonner, ‘formerly of the Ontario bar,’ deals with the subject from the point of view of a man trained in English law. The material is classified accordingly under such heads as Irrelevant, Hearsay, Written, Oral, Real, and Expert evidence, Evidence of slaves, Competency of witnesses, Challenges, Oaths, etc. In a number of cases the view presented in Meier-Schömann’s ‘Der Attische process’ is disputed.”—Am. Hist. R.

* “The work is carefully done, and will be found interesting and suggestive by teachers who have not had the advantage of a legal training.” A. G. L.

  + + Am. Hist. R. 11: 187. O. ‘05. 180w.

* “Mr. Bonner seems to have exhausted his sources, both original and secondary. He has shown acuteness in his deductions. The only real doubt as to his conclusions arises from the fear that he was overzealous in his search for a body of law on evidence in Athens.” Clarke B. Whittier.

  + + — Am. J. Soc. 11: 424. N. ‘05. 880w.

Boole, Mrs. Mary E. Preparation of the child for science. *50c. Oxford.

The author’s purpose thruout this volume is to offer “suggestions as to the means by which the scientific condition of mind can be induced” in children. Five chapters deal respectively with the scientific mind, the unconscious mind, hygienic sequence in development, mathematical imagination, and ethical and logical preparation.

“Information and salutary wisdom are to be drawn from it everywhere.”

  + + Nation. 80: 18. Ja. 5, ‘05. 1570w.

“Her book may be warmly recommended to parents anxious to adopt sane methods of educating their children and to teachers responsible for the training of the lowest classes of schools.”

  + + Nature. 71: 316. F. 2, ‘05. 300w.

Booth, William H. Steam pipes: their design and construction. $2. Henley.

“This book ... is a compilation of various formulas and tables having to do with steam piping, together with such individual practice or designs as have been adopted by several large English corporations or manufacturers.... The author does not attempt to give any but English practice, and the book would not necessarily meet the exact demands of American engineers.”—Engin. N.

“For the American engineer the perusal of the book, considering that the title seems to promise well, leaves a keen sense of disappointment, and a feeling that little of value has been added to our scanty knowledge of steam piping.” Charles K. Stearns.

  + Engin. N. 53: 340. Je. 15, ‘05. 970w.

Borrow, George. Romano lavo-lil; word book of the Romany or English-Gypsy language. $2. Putnam.

“‘Romano lavo-lil’ contains not only Borrow’s remarks on the history of Romany, and his vocabulary of the language, occupying fifty-odd pages, but a batch of Gypsy proverbs, in Romany and English, some scraps of the scriptures rendered into Gypsy, the “Book of wisdom of the Egyptians,” a list of favored Gypsy names of countries and towns, and many quaint odds and ends of folk-lore.” (N. Y. Times.)

  + Acad. 68: 751. Jl. 22, ‘05. 2260w.

“It is in fact, a book in which the admirer of Isopel Berners may find much to entertain him for an hour or so.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 656. O. 7, ‘05. 180w.

“A very serviceable edition in size, weight, and typography.”

  + Outlook. 81: 384. O. 14, ‘05. 170w.

Bosanquet, Rev. Bernard Hugh, and Wenham, Reginald A. Outlines of the synoptic record. *$1.70. Longmans.

This volume “sets forth present opinion as to the synoptic question, and gives an outline of the life of Jesus and a summary of his teaching according to the first three gospels.”—Ind.

* “The object of the writers of the book was to prepare a narrative based strictly on the three gospels which would embody the results of recent investigations in England unobtrusively and impartially, and their efforts have been successful.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 1: 460. Ap. 15. 470w.
    Ind. 58: 1013. My. 4, ‘05. 40w.

“A reticence is observable in dealing with miraculous narratives which contrasts with the freedom exercised in the non-miraculous. With this limitation, the book, while not professing to be a life of Jesus, is a good critical outline of his career as exhibited in the first three Gospels.”

  + + — Outlook. 79: 196. Ja. 21, ‘05. 70w.

Bosworth, Edward Increase. Studies in the life of Jesus Christ. 90c; pa. 60c. Y. M. C. A.

“In two parts: the first based on the synoptic Gospels, following Mark with supplementary references to the other two Gospels; the second based on the fourth Gospel, well planned, neglectful neither of the historical growth of Judaism nor of the literary character of the different Gospels.”—Outlook.

  + + Outlook. 79: 654. Mr. 11, ‘05. 50w.

* Boulton, William B. Sir Joshua Reynolds. **$3. Dutton.

“Mr. Boulton’s work is the fullest in biographical interest of any of those which have appeared since Leslie and Taylor in 1865. To the students of technical processes of Reynolds’ art the book makes but slight appeal.... Reynolds entered very fully into the social and intellectual life of his time, and the wealth of anecdote of contemporary diarists and letter-writers has been aptly laid under contribution.... The illustrations ... are well selected and excellently reproduced.”—Ath.

* + Ath. 1905, 2: 652. N. 11. 1180w.

* “Mr. Boulton has written a most useful handbook, entirely trustworthy and keen on the elaboration of what others have suggested. Of a wealth of material he has also made splendid and always proportionate use.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 796. N. 25, ‘05. 180w.

* “In saying that the present volume is less interesting than Sir Walter’s we do not say that it is less valuable. More people probably will agree with Mr. Boulton’s critical estimate of the great president of the Royal academy than with Sir Walter Armstrong’s estimate. Sir 35Walter’s book is only the more interesting of the two because it is less conventional and more original.”

  + + — Outlook. 81: 892. D. 9, ‘05. 170w.

Bourget, Paul (Charles Joseph). Divorce. $1.50. Scribner.

“The scenes of this novel are laid in France. It concerns Gabrielle, a woman divorced from her husband, whose remarriage to another man is one of highest ideals. Owing to religious fervor, however, Gabrielle becomes estranged from her second husband. The other thread in the story deals with the love affair of the heroine’s son, who has been as thoroughly educated and cared for by his mother’s second husband as by an own father.”—Bookm.

“M. Bourget has constructed a diagram to illustrate his view of the sacredness of marriage, and has called it a novel.”

  Critic. 46: 380. Ap. ‘05. 110w.

“M. Bourget sketches his characters and states their opinions with great fairness.”

  + + — Ind. 58: 1005. My. 4, ‘05. 1490w.

“Distinctly the strongest piece of fiction which M. Bourget has written. Whether the reader agrees with its extreme position or not, he cannot fail to be impressed by its sincerity of conviction, its powerful analysis, and its admirable style. It is a piece of fiction of very unusual strength and dignity.”

  + + + Outlook. 79: 142. Ja. 14, ‘05. 270w.

“There is a certain finesse about the plot that is commendable with the mental reservation that only a Frenchman will commend it. There is not enough beef and iron in Paul Bourget’s psychology to commend him to the average American.”

  + — Pub. Opin. 38: 25. Ja. 5, ‘05. 410w.

“Paul Bourget’s latest work is ostensibly a novel, but to English readers it will appear as a purely pathological presentation of the relation between the Roman church and its adherents in the matter of divorce. It is really the story of an intense mental and moral struggle between religion and love.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 383. Mr. ‘05. 100w.

Bourne, Robert William (John Wright, pseud.). Home mechanic: a manual for industrial schools and amateurs. *$2.50. Dutton.

An English book, the usefulness of which in the United States is qualified by the necessity of making allowances for the difference in prices, measures, and shop practice. It teaches the use of tools and the construction of machines. There are many diagrams and cuts.

“Very comprehensive and practical work.”

  + Ind. 58: 270. F. 2, ‘05. 50w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 199. Ap. 1, ‘05. 310w. (Survey of scope).

“Carefully designed to teach the use of tools and the construction of machines.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 245. Ja. 28, ‘05. 20w.

Boutmy, Emile. English people: a study of their political psychology from the French by E. English; with an introd. by J: E: Courtenay Bodley. *$2.50. Putnam.

“This work is divided into five distinct parts: (1) the national type, (2) the human environment, (3) the Englishman—moral and social, (4) the Englishman as a politician, (5) the individual and the state. At the very outset the author sounds the keynote of his book in pointing out the disdain of the English people for abstractions and their love of fact.... While primarily a psychological analysis of the English people, at the same time the author gives a considerable insight into French character.”—Ann. Am. Acad.

“While there is too much of generalization, which detracts greatly from the scientific value, the book is full of interest, and possesses an easy flowing style which will commend it to the majority of readers.”

  + + Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 335. Mr. ‘05. 350w.

“It is piquant, varied, plausible in spots, interesting all over,—and fatally unconvincing. The solution is too neat to be true. The English dress which the work bears is fair on the whole, but the translator’s unsure foothold in the region of idiom occasionally reminds one of its Gallic origin.” Winthrop More Daniels.

  + — Atlan. 95: 551. Ap. ‘05. 390w.

Bouton, Archibald Lewis. See Lincoln and Douglas debates.

Boyd, James E. Differential equations, 60c. James E. Boyd, Columbus, O.

A little book well adapted to serve as a basis for the study at home of this branch of calculus which is often not fully covered in the engineering courses of the technical colleges.

“It is clear in its exposition.”

  + + + Engin. N. 53: 641. Je. 15, ‘05. 200w.

* Boyesen, Bayard. Marsh: a poem. $1. Badger, R. G.

A tragedy in poem-drama form. A gaunt mother and an aged father are left alone in the castle of Nyarva by Luxander, their only son, who, followed by Nyassa, “a vague faint flower on a waving stem” who loves him, goes out into the darkness accursed of God at the call of the “blind marsh and restless surge,” led by a spirit within him “stronger than life, or Christ, or love.”

Boyle, Mrs. Virginia (Fraser). Serena $1.50. Barnes.

“A story of the South during the Civil war, thoroughly provincial. The plot turns upon the cowardice of the twin brother of the heroine. The latter takes her brother’s place in the Confederate army, leading his deserted men to victory. This is the one blot upon Southern chivalry in the tale, while the author evidently holds that both civilians and soldiers north of Mason and Dixon’s line were knaves and coarse mercenaries.”—Outlook.

“Is written in a spirit that few readers nowadays will find sympathetic.”

  Critic. 47: 284. S. ‘05. 40w.
  Ind. 59: 210. Jl. 27, ‘05. 70w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 324. My. 20, ‘05. 250w.
  + N. Y. Times. 16: 390. Je. 17, ‘05. 150w.
  + — Outlook. 80: 247. My. 27, ‘05. 70w.

“The plot is conventional, the love affair ordinary, and the whole story commonplace. Its atoning feature is its easy wording.”

  + — Pub. Opin. 38: 869. Je. 3, ‘05. 90w.

... “The amateurish plot construction, the lack of connection between parts, the absence of a well-defined story motive.”

  — + Reader. 6: 596. O. ‘05. 220w.

Brace, Benjamin. Sunrise acres. $1.50. Dodd.

A young athlete and football player is made heir to half a million dollars by his uncle on condition that he seek out and thrash a man who had once beaten this uncle in fair fight for a lady. The nephew finds his man and also finds him to be the father of a pretty daughter, but the fight takes place nevertheless with amusing complications.

“The author has an excellent idea for a farce comedy. He has unfortunately lacked some skill in execution.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 651. O. 7, ‘05. 190w.
  + — Outlook. 81: 579. N. 4, ‘05. 50w.

36Braddon, Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. John Maxwell). Rose of life. $1.50. Brentano’s.

“Miss Braddon must be congratulated on having described a real human being in her new novel. Daniel Lester, the poet, to whom the reader is introduced in the very first line, is a remarkable creation, and a creation which would only have been possible in the present day.... Indeed, readers of the book will almost be persuaded that they are familiar with his personal appearance, so intimately will they seem acquainted with the huge man whose delicate tact, colossal selfishness, unfailing amiability, and atrocious greed make him such an amusing companion.... The book, beyond the figure of the poet, is a little commonplace, and the beautiful but unscrupulous Lady Beauminster is entirely conventional and melodramatic. But the novel as a whole is a not uninteresting background to its principal figure, and is worth reading solely for the one admirable piece of character-drawing which it contains.”—Spec.

  + — Ath. 1905, 1: 651. My. 27. 210w.

“This latest of many canvases is as big as any.”

  + Lond. Times. 4: 161. My. 19. 490w.

“The merit of the story lies in the first part, and particularly in the artistic perfection of the character of Daniel Lester.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 555. Ag. 26, ‘05. 350w.
  + — Spec. 94: 717. My. 13, ‘05. 370w.

Bradford, Amory H. Inward light. **$1.20. Crowell.

The author says: “The teaching of the book may be condensed as follows: There is in every man light sufficient to disclose all the truth that is needed for the purpose of life: that light is from God who dwells in humanity as He is immanent in the universe; therefore the source of authority is to be formed within the soul and not in external authority of church, or creed or book: that light being divine must be continuous; it will never fail; it will lead to all truth and show things to come; and it may be implicitly trusted.”

* “The analytical critic will pass it by because it is neither analytical nor polemical, but the devout soul will find spiritual nutriment in it, and for the devout soul it has been written.”

  + Outlook. 81: 835. D. 2, ‘05. 160w.
* + R. of Rs. 32: 752. D. ‘05. 70w.

Bradford, Gamaliel, jr. Pageant of life. $1.25. Badger, R: G.

Poems for book lovers grouped under the headings: A pageant of life; The villa of Hadrian; Song of the sirens to Ulysses; A verse of Isaiah; Leopardi; Sonnets; Songs and lyrics; Prologue and lyrics from a mad world; Translations.

“Besides these, and other sonnets, Mr. Bradford’s volume gives us some charming lyrics, a deeply-sympathetic poem placed upon the lips of Leopardi, and two successful translations from that world-wearied singer.” Wm. M. Payne.

  + + Dial. 39: 68. Ag. 1, ‘05. 180w.

“‘A pageant of life’ ... is the intelligent verse of a scholarly man of fine sensibilities, who has meditated the literary history of the world long and minutely.”

  + + Nation. 80: 294. Ap. 13, ‘05. 130w.

“Although he occasionally sinks into ... banality ... his muse is on the whole sturdy and self-respecting.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 406. Je. 17, ‘05. 390w.

Bradford, Gamaliel, jr. Private tutor. $1.50. Houghton.

“An artist manqué” accompanied by “the graceless son of an American millionaire,” makes a tour thru Europe, and records his experiences in a manner to call forth the following statement from the Dial: “‘Glorified Baedeker or Hare’ would do fairly well as a characterization of these pages, which are the result of a sympathetic intimacy with the scenes described.”

“Is an amateurish production, without much to tell in the way of a story, but having some very pretty pages descriptive of Rome, where the action is laid. The author exhibits no power of characterization worth mentioning, and therein is the essential failure of his novel. This defect is hardly to be offset by style and observation, which qualities are in fair measure his.” W. M. Payne.

  Dial. 38: 128. F. 16, ‘05. 230w.

“It is a very good story, told with sufficient humor to make it almost a comedy.”

  + Ind. 59: 394. Ag. 17, ‘05. 130w.

Bradley, A. C. Shakespearian tragedy: lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth. $3.25. Macmillan.

“Besides the lectures on the tragedies themselves, Prof. Bradley, of the University of Oxford, writes on ‘The substance of Shakespearean tragedy,’ ‘Construction in Shakespeare’s tragedies,’ and ‘Shakespeare’s tragic period.’ His purpose in presenting these four tragedies is, as he states, ‘to increase our understanding and enjoyment of these works as dramas; to learn to apprehend the action and some of the personages of each with a somewhat greater truth and intensity, so that they may assume in our imagination a shape little less unlike the shape they wore in the imagination of their creator.’ “To the single task of interpretation he accordingly devoted himself, examining each of the tragedies individually, after a preliminary inquiry into such questions germane to all four as Shakespeare’s conception of tragedy and the form in which he expressed that conception.”” (Outlook).

“Every question, every controversy, theory, view, or supposition which arises, he subjects to the same test. It is another merit of the book that every question is submitted to common-sense argumentation. The arrangement of the book is admirable.” R. Y. Tyrrell.

  + + Acad. 68: 229. Mr. 11, ‘05. 2240w.

“In our opinion a book like that which is before us is not much less essential for the complete comprehension of Shakespeare’s tragedies than an atlas is for the fruitful study of geography.” R. Y. Tyrrell.

  + + Acad. 68: 266. Mr. 18, ‘05. 1350w.

“In thoroughness of workmanship the book recalls German models.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 1: 602. My. 13. 2270w.

“But there can be no doubt as to the gratitude which every student who has been puzzled by these familiar problems must feel to Professor Bradley for the help afforded by his careful and sympathetic volume.” R. W. Chambers.

  + + + Hibbert J. 4: 213. O. ‘05. 1630w.

“Is an excellent example of sedate English critical scholarship.”

  + + Ind. 58: 839. Ap. 13, ‘05. 440w.

* “It is the best piece of Shakespearean criticism published for some time.”

  + + + Ind. 59: 1163. N. 16, ‘05. 110w.

“The book is worthy of its theme; and it will carry the reader deeper into the mind of Shakespeare—deeper, I believe, than of any other commentator.” Henry Jones.

  + + + Int. J. Ethics. 16: 99. O. ‘05. 2920w.

“A great mass of erudition, thoroughly digested, reasoned, and ordered, is brought to bear not merely on the four tragedies professedly dealt with, but incidentally on the other plays as well; the ideas are expressed in a style always admirably clear and often of a finely restrained eloquence.”

  + + Nation. 80: 506. Je. 22, ‘05. 1890w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 24. Ja. 14, ‘05. 340w.

“An intellectual treat. The originality, the analytical ability, the poetic perception.... 37Into all phases of his task he throws himself with enthusiasm. If he is not always convincing, he is always helpful, the sum total of his efforts being to produce a work which is really a welcome and distinctly useful addition to the already voluminous literature on the subject.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 247. Ja. 28, ‘05. 190w.

“From the beginning to the end the level is sustained, exact criticism never sinks, and at times there is in the interpretation an imagination and a poetry which make the book in the truest sense a work of creation. His explanations are so lucid, so compelling that, novel though many of them are, we are almost invariably convinced. We have no hesitation in putting Professor Bradley’s book far above any modern Shakespearean criticism that we know, worthy to rank very near the immortal work of Lamb and Coleridge.”

  + + + Spec. 94: 138. Ja. 28, ‘05. 2120w.

Bradley, Henry. Making of English. *$1. Macmillan.

The avowed object of this book is “to give educated readers unversed in philology some notions of the excellencies and defects of modern English as an instrument of expression.” The author discusses first the grammar, second the vocabulary, of our language. The history of the decay of inflection and the development of the new machinery which took its place is given, and the principles of composition, derivation and root creation are discussed at length. The closing chapter deals with the contribution of individual writers.

“English-speaking people, especially Americans, whose interest in their own language has always been conspicuous, will ask nothing better than to study its history under Dr. Bradley’s guidance.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 1054. Ap. 29, ‘05. 2060w.

Bradley, William Aspenwall. William Cullen Bryant. **75c. Macmillan.

A volume in the “English men of letters series.” While he deals particularly with Bryant as the “poet and man of letters, Mr. Bradley touches upon his qualities as a man of affairs and his participation in the politics of the time; and as the beloved citizen and foremost figure at the civic celebrations of New York city.” (N. Y. Times.)

“Is what seems a perfectly reasonable estimate of Bryant as a poet.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + Atlan. 96: 275. Ag. ‘05. 600w.

“The story of Bryant’s life is told plainly and succinctly, accompanied by very sensible comment on his writings and a not illiberal estimate of his position in literature.” Edward Fuller.

  + + Critic. 47: 246. S. ‘05. 480w.

“A convenient, clear, and thoroughly readable biography.”

  + + Dial. 39: 116. S. 1, ‘05. 560w.

“Is more critical than sympathetic.”

  + Ind. 58: 1128. My. 18. ‘05. 150w.

“While his story lacks something of the ‘detailed verisimilitude of his predecessors,’ it does present a view of Bryant the poet that is, perhaps, a little more integral and impressive. No one has yet written at length of Bryant with a firmer hold on the American origins of his poetry or a wider perspective of general literature.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 443. Je. 1. ‘05. 1010w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 200. Ap. 1, ‘05. 180w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 338. My. 27, ‘05. 1280w.
  + Outlook. 80: 144. My. 13, ‘05. 150w.

“Little that is valuable or striking is added to the sum total of estimates of Bryant’s place in American literature. From the biographical side the book deserves great praise.”

  + + — Pub. Opin. 39: 94. Jl. 15, ‘05. 90w.

Brady, Cyrus Townsend. Conquest of the Southwest: the story of a great spoliation. **$1.50. Appleton.

“A story of the struggle for independence in Texas, also, of the Mexican war, beginning with the Treaty of 1819 and concluding with the Compromise of 1850. The volume, which is well illustrated with drawings and maps, is an addition to ‘The expansion of the republic series.’”—Bookm.

“The author has made a careful study of the vast literature bearing upon the subject.”

  + + + Critic. 47: 190. Ag. ‘05. 80w.

“It is written simply and effectively, and with less elaboration of detail than previous works from the same hand.”

  + Dial. 38: 275. Ap. 16, ‘05. 220w.
    Ind. 58: 727. Mr. 30, ‘05. 60w.

“The book is written in an easy, pleasant, and decidedly popular style. It is, indeed, a popular account of the Mexican war and events leading up to it, rather than what the author insists on calling it—a monograph.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 156. Mr. 11, ‘05. 1050w.

“... An outline narrative in which shall be presented, lucidly, impartially, and in proper proportion, the salient aspects, episodes, and personalities. Such a presentation may fairly be said to be embodied in Dr. Brady’s book.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 604. Mr. 4, ‘05. 260w.

Brady, Cyrus Townsend. Indian fights and fighters. **$1.30. McClure.

“The material for this book has been secured from various documents, and from officers and men who were in the engagements. It is divided into two parts: Protecting the Frontier, and the War with the Sioux. An account of Custer’s defeat is given in the appendix. It is an addition to the ‘American fights and fighters’ series.” (Bookm.) “Mr. Brady seems a bit hampered as a story teller in many of the chapters by the wealth of facts he has to deal with and cling to, but is at his best in the description of the battle of the Wichita, where Custer led his troops against the Cheyennes under the leadership of Black Kettle.” (N. Y. Times).

    Am. Hist. R. 10: 720. Ap. ‘05. 130w.

“The book, like its three predecessors, is fairly authentic history, and every endeavor has been made to set down the facts without fear or favor.”

  + + Dial. 38: 202. Mr. 16, ‘05. 300w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 52. Ja. 28, ‘05. 1160w.

* Brady, Cyrus Townsend. My lady’s slipper. **$1.50. Dodd.

“Francis Burnham, an American midshipman, finds himself in the power of the villainous Marquis du Tremigon, and is forced to assume a disguise and enter the apartments of the beautiful Comtesse de Villars to steal a token for the Marquis—a slipper worn by her, if possible, ... and because he refuses to do the Marquis’s bidding there are dark days in prison and other dangers in store for him. But the slipper is a talisman of good fortune, and ... the Comtesse is made happy for life, and so is Burnham. The book is in a pretty binding of blue and gold, the illustrations are gracefully designed by Charlotte Weber Ditzler.”—N. Y. Times.

*   Critic. 47: 577. D. ‘05. 30w.

* “The story of their love affairs is a pretty trifle, well adapted to its ornate setting.”

  + Dial. 39: 447. D. 16, ‘05. 140w.
*   Ind. 59: 1377. D. 14, ‘05. 80w.
*   N. Y. Times. 10: 822. D. 3, ‘05. 180w.
*   Outlook. 81: 683. N. 18, ‘05. 30w.

Brady, Cyrus Townsend. Three daughters of the Confederacy. $1.50. Dillingham.

The history and romance of three Southern girls with the Civil war setting which Mr. Brady is past master of. The adventures of the first take place on the Atlantic coast during the blockade at the beginning of the war, while 38the Mississippi river furnishes the background for the experiences of the second who marries a Yankee non-combatant and straightway rues it. The third is a girl of such great daring that she faces the enemy with her lover on the battlefield during “Stonewall Jackson’s greatest day.”

Brady, Cyrus Townsend. Two captains. $1.50. Macmillan.

“A story of Nelson and Bonaparte in the troubled times of France’s struggle to free herself from monarchy. The long, detailed accounts of sea fights and naval maneuvers will doubtless interest some readers, but the popular taste will find more gratification in the love story of the bold young Irish sea captain and the unhappy French countess whom he rescues from many perils and finally wins for his wife.”—Outlook.

“A brightly contrived romance of an interesting period, which suffers somewhat from the intrusion of the two gigantic historical figures.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 1: 460. Ap. 15. 310w.

Reviewed by Wm. M. Payne.

  + + Dial. 38: 390. Je. 1, ‘05. 260w.
  — + Ind. 59: 582. S. 7, ‘05. 250w.

“A very creditable and entertaining book.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 126. F. 25, ‘05. 560w.
    Outlook. 79: 505. F. 25, ‘05. 70w.

“The story itself is not of great significance. Mr. Brady has a sure touch in his pictures of battles, whatever one may think of his romantic passages. Nelson, too, is impressively presented. If it does nothing else, the book may at least inspire some of its readers with the desire to study in sober history the progress of the events which are here so rapidly but glowingly sketched.”

  + + Pub. Opin. 38: 391. Mr. 11, ‘05. 260w.

Brain, Belle Marvel. All about Japan; stories of the sunrise land told for little folks. **$1. Revell.

“Miss Brain is already favorably known as a writer of ‘missionary’ stories for children, and in her present volume she manages to incorporate, in a style peculiarly adapted to the juvenile mind, a great variety of interesting facts concerning the history, life, customs and manners of the Japanese, as well as brief biographies of some of the most successful of those who have given themselves to the task of spreading the gospel of Christ throughout the islands.”—Lit. D.

“An excellent gift-book in every sense.”

  + + Lit. D. 31: 626. O. 28, ‘05. 110w.

“In it we have not only a capital book for little folks but a welcome volume for their elders.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 234. S. 23, ‘05. 110w.

Brainerd, Eleanor Hoyt. Concerning Belinda. $1.50. Doubleday.

The experiences of an attractive western girl as “Youngest teacher” in a fashionable New York finishing school for girls are most entertainingly narrated here. Belinda’s initiation into the mysteries of responsibility took place the night of her arrival when she was delegated to chaperone twelve strange maidens to the theatre, whom at the close she utterly forgot when Jack Wendell dropped into the midst of her homesick gloom. The chapters all furnish disconnected bits taken from life in a fashionable school, with now and then the least suggestion of romance.

“Is written with the same lightness and sprightly humor that characterized the author’s previous stories.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 651. O. 7, ‘05. 150w.

* “There are a number of other stories, all equally bright and entertaining, and a private love affair or two for the pretty Belinda herself.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 822. D. 2, ‘05. 210w.

Brainerd, Henry C. Old family doctor. *$1. Clark, A. H.

It might be fancied that this family doctor is some kin to Dr. McLaren’s much beloved old Scotch doctor. At least there are characteristics, sacrifices and experiences in common. One chapter of the six, “Views,” showing the superstitious beliefs of a quack concocter of unheard-of remedies, is exceedingly clever.

Braithwaite, William Stanley. Lyrics of life and love. **$1. Turner, H. B.

“The poems of that rising young negro poet, William Stanley Braithwaite have been collected under the general title ‘Lyrics of life and love.’”—R. of Rs.

“A poet of the race in which both the gloom of life and its wildest joys meet with prompt response. Neither his metres nor his moods are classic in suggestion, and his wayward rhythms have the attractiveness of undisciplined grace, but his melody is unmistakable and his images are haunting.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 50. Ja. 28, ‘05. 150w.

“Verse is musical, clear, and forceful.”

  + R. of Rs. 30: 759. D. ‘04. 30w.

Branch, Anna Hempstead. Shoes that danced and other poems. **$1.10. Houghton.

“In the present volume ... there are sinewy dramatic sketches, meditative monologues, child verses, lyric odes, and fragments of dramatic narrative, all marked by fluent, unconventional music, and strong, unconventional phrase. Yet the mood of wonder that underlies all of it is singularly integral.”—Nation.

“Poetry that is at once full, sometimes a little too full, of temperament, and in the truest sense of the word, ‘significant’, both in its own quality, and in its relation to some of the deeper moods of the hour.” Ferris Greenslet.

  + Atlan. 96: 421. S. ‘05. 680w.

“Miss Branch’s work exhibits a mind saturated with English poetry—particularly its naive older forms—and prettily echoes a variety of manners. It is touched with mysticism, and has considerable imaginative reach. Many of the pieces are marred by obscurity and an obvious straining for effect.” Wm. M. Payne.

  + — Dial. 39: 64. Ag. 1, ‘05. 220w.

“For all the intellectual energy and sincerity of Miss Branch’s work, and its frank preoccupation with the more passionate issues of life, it never ceases to be finely feminine in a certain lurking wistfulness and tenderness in little things.”

  + + Nation. 81: 16. Jl. 6, ‘05. 750w.

“Miss Branch is extremely fortunate in her descriptions of life in studios and courts, and strikes a deeply poetic note in her unpretentious drama of the time of Watteau which she calls ‘The shoes that danced.’”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 406. Je. 17, ‘05. 340w.

Brandenburg, Broughton. Imported Americans: the story of the experiences of a disguised American and his wife studying the immigration question. **$1.60. Stokes.

“The author, a newspaper correspondent, with his wife, lived for a time in the Italian quarter of New York. Thence they go in the steerage to Italy, and make a study of the districts from which emigration is most pronounced.... Then with a group of Sicilians, Mr. and Mrs. Brandenburg return in the guise of immigrants, observing the snares laid for the credulous incomer whose great fear is that he may be kept out of America, suffering the ill treatment meted out to steerage passengers on board ship, and learning the laws of this country are constantly 39evaded.... The revelations made of the debasement of our naturalization papers furnish food for thought.” (Ann. Am. Acad.)

“The most interesting and important study yet made of present-day immigration into the United States.”

  + + + Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 125. Ja. ‘05. 320w.

“A most interesting narrative of, really, the epitomized experiences of thousands of Italian wayfarers.”

  + + + Charities. 14: 641. Ap. 1, ‘05. 880w.

“The book is not remarkable either in a sensational or a scientific sense.”

  + Critic. 46: 382. Ap. ‘05. 160w.

“The most earnest efforts to provide proper laws for the exclusion of undesirable aliens, with an efficient system for securing the enforcement of such laws, has resulted in little more than an evasion of them by the least desirable emigrants. Mr. Brandenburg traces the causes of this failure by an investigation as thorough and complete as it perhaps is possible to make.”

  + + Dial. 38: 52. Ja. 16, ‘05. 200w.

“Is of special interest for the reason that it offers a radical remedy for existing immigration evils.”

  + + Reader. 5: 625. Ap. ‘05. 270w.

Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen. Main currents in nineteenth century literature. 6v. v. 4. Naturalism in England. *$3. Macmillan.

The period known as the romantic movement in English poetry at the beginning of the nineteenth century is treated in this volume. “Mr. Brandes seems to approach literature not wholly from the side of art.... He is concerned rather with the moral and spiritual progress of the world ... he ... takes poet after poet, and, with a skilful handling of biographical material and an ardent critical appreciation makes a rapid and interesting sketch of the motives and performances of the particular writer.” (Acad.)

“As one reads one becomes aware that the volume is rather a sympathetic interpretation of certain great figures, from Mr. Brandes’ point of view, than a piece of masterly generalisation. It is a mine of apposite biographical illustration, of delicate appreciation and of felicitous criticism of a high order.”

  + + Acad. 68: 583. Je. 3, ‘05. 1260w.

“Dr. Brandes is marvelously well read, illuminating in analysis, comprehensive and balanced in his historic outlook. Always searching for the leading idea, he is guilty at times of reading into an author what he is determined to find.”

  + + — Ath. 1905 2: 168. Ag. 5, 1040w.

“It is one of its author’s most brilliant performances.”

  + + + Dial. 39: 18. Jl. 1, ‘05. 310w.

“There is no attempt in Mr. Brandes’ case to suppress the personal equation, or to conceal the bias.”

  + + — Lond. Times. 4: 157. My. 19, ‘05. 2290w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 345. My. 27, ‘05. 290w.

“It is as candid as the ‘tendenz’ will allow, very well informed, highly entertaining, frequently striking, and even useful.”

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 360. Je. 3, ‘05. 960w.

“As a proof of Prof. Brandes’s specific judgments of poets and of poems which are chosen for individual mention, they do not always commend themselves as agreeing with the opinion which English critics have given authority.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 461. Jl. 15, ‘05. 3010w.

“The chapters on Byron are the best part of Dr. Brandes’s book; they will be read with pleasure by Byron’s countrymen.”

  + + — Spec. 95: 429. S. 23, ‘05. 1970w.

Brastow, Lewis Orsmond. Representative modern preachers. **$1.50. Macmillan.

“Nine notable men are considered ... five broad churchmen, Schleiermacher, Robertson, Beecher, Bushnell, and Brooks; two high churchmen, Newman and Mozley; two low churchmen, Guthrie and Spurgeon. The book is the result of repeated studies of these men with classes of students of the Yale Divinity school.”—Atlan.

“The estimates of these various masters are made with deep sympathy and substantial justice.”

  + + Atlan. 95: 706. My. ‘05. 180w.

Breal, Auguste. Velazquez, tr. by Mme. Simon Bussy. *75c; lea. *$1. Dutton.

This volume declares itself to be merely an invitation to visit Madrid and see the works of the great Spanish painter, but it also serves as an inspiration for the journey. There are many illustrations.

“He does succeed in giving a clear idea of the nature of Velazquez’s genius, of what he was, and what he was not, together with all that is necessary of biographical information regarding an entirely uneventful life. Mme Bussy is as accurate as readable.”

  + + Nation. 80: 440. Je. 1, ‘05. 630w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 515. Ag. 5, ‘05. 210w.

“A good little guide.”

  + Outlook. 80: 542. Je. 24, ‘05. 20w.

* Breasted, James Henry. History of Egypt from the earliest times to the Persian conquest. **$5. Scribner.

This volume, designed for the general reader as well as the scholar, traces the history of Egypt from earliest times thru the days of the Old kingdom, the Middle kingdom, and the New empire, down to the Persian conquest. There are many new translations from original documents in the book and two hundred illustrations and maps. “Nowhere can we find a clearer account of the general history of Egypt, as known to us by the latest studies and excavations carried on by the numerous societies and individuals at work in the Nile valley.” (Ind.)

* “This is a most valuable and interesting work.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1109. N. 9, ‘05. 660w.

* “A history that may fairly claim to be, for the immense period which it covers, more close to facts than any of its predecessors.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 940. D. 16, ‘05. 490w.

Brewer, David Josiah. United States: a Christian nation. *$1. Winston.

The first of these three lectures, “The United States a Christian nation,” shows that our Republic should be so called because it has been so declared by the Supreme court of the United States, by many of the highest state courts, by colonial charters, by nearly all of the state constitutions, by state legislatures, and by popular sentiment and practice: the second, “Our duty as citizens,” discusses the compatibility between Christianity and patriotism, and the reasons why Christianity is entitled to the tribute of respect: the third, “The promise and the possibilities of the future,” is an eloquent appeal to young men to temper their devotion to country with fidelity to the teachings of the Gospel.

“We do not think, however, that these addresses represent the eminent jurist at his best.”

  + — Arena. 34: 557. N. ‘05. 280w.

“The three chapters of this volume are three lectures delivered at Haverford college. We are glad that they now command a wider audience.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 530. O. 28, ‘05. 140w.

40Brewster, H. Pomeroy. Saints and festivals of the Christian church. **$2. Stokes.

“This single volume of hagiology is conveniently arranged in calendar form, giving for each day in the year some details of the life and legends of the saints whose festivals are celebrated according to the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches. A great deal of curious information, difficult to find elsewhere, is here given on sacred art and the symbols, ceremonies, superstitions, stones and colors associated with saints and their days.”—Ind.

“Mr. Brewster is not a Catholic, but he endeavors to tell the story of the saints in a devout spirit, and he succeeds.”

  + + Cath. World. 81: 256. My. ‘05. 130w.

“Is an unusually terse and at the same time comprehensive church year-book. The greatest merits of the work are its entire freedom from denominational bias, and the wide knowledge which it shows of profane and ecclesiastical history and canon law.”

  + + Dial. 38: 203. Mr. 16, ‘05. 170w.
    Ind. 58: 673. Mr. 23, ‘05. 70w.

Brewster, William Tenney, ed. See Representative essays on the theory of style.

Briggs, Le Baron Russell. Routine and ideals. **$1. Houghton.

Perhaps no man in America is better fitted to write authoritatively on the subject of college routine than Dean Briggs of Harvard and Radcliffe. There are included in the volume with the title essay, A school and college address, Harvard and the individual, Address to the school children of Concord, Commencement address at Wellesley college, Discipline in school and college, The mistakes of college life, and Mater fortissima.

“Admiration of the author’s style should not blind the reader to his essentially one-sided presentation of an intricate subject.” Henry D. Sheldon.

  + + — Dial. 38: 271. Ap. 16, ‘05. 210w.

“The essays and addresses that compose his little volume are therefore more than they seem: they state his creed; they are the guiding laws of one of the most powerful influences brought to bear, within our generation, on college students in the United States.” G. R. Carpenter.

  + + + Educ. R. 29: 422. Ap. ‘05. 640w.
  + + Ind. 59: 95. Jl. 13, ‘05. 830w.

“One that all who have to do in any way with college or school administration may profitably read.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 128. Ja. ‘05. 190w.

Bright, James Wilson, ed. Gospel of St. John in West-Saxon. 60c. Heath.

A volume in the Belles-lettres series. The text of the gospel of St. John, based upon the original manuscripts, also an exhaustive introduction, full notes, and a glossary.

    Nation. 80: 436. Je. 1. ‘05. 70w.

Bright, James Wilson, ed. Gospel of St. Matthew in West-Saxon. 60c. Heath.

This little volume belongs to section I, English literature from its beginning to 1100, of the Belles-letters series. It contains the text of the gospel of St. Matthew in West-Saxon, as found in the copy of the version preserved in Ms. CXL of the library of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge; the rubrics have been carried into the text from Ms. A. The variant readings of all other surviving copies of the version are subjoined to the text.

    Ath. 1905, 1: 529. Ap. 29. 150w.
    Nation. 80: 436. Je. 1, ‘05. 70w.

Bromley, George Tisdale. Long ago and later on; or, Recollections of eighty years. *$1.50. Robertson.

The autobiography of a happy-go-lucky soul, who began work at the age of ten in his father’s ropewalk. His callings were many and varied, he worked on whalers, steam boats, and railroads, dabbled in politics and ran a hotel. Born in Connecticut, he made his home on the Pacific coast, and spent two years in China as consul to Tien-Tsin. The story of his long and eventful career is full of interesting detail and anecdote.

  + + Nation. 80: 296. Ap. 13, ‘05. 650w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 141. Mr. 4, ‘05. 1030w. (Abstract of book).

Bronson, Walter Cochrane, ed. See English essays.

Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. $1.25. Crowell.

“Jane Eyre” proves a better companion than ever in the handy form of the “Thin paper classics” series.

* Brooke, Stopford Augustus. On ten plays of Shakespeare. *$2.25. Holt.

A delightful discussion of ten plays of Shakespeare in which is reflected a wealth of suggestion from extended research and sound judgment. The author’s side light revelations of Shakespeare himself are suggestively framed in the following: “Deeply as Shakespeare felt the woe, wickedness and weakness of humanity, he was still their master.... This power to stand outside as well as inside of human sorrow belonged to Shakespeare, because at the deepest root of him, was, I repeat, delight of life; even rapture—the word is not too strong—with the playfulness of its spring and the fulness of its summer.”

* “Will be sure of a welcome when he comes forward with these acute, thoughtful, sympathetic studies in the plays of Shakespeare.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 406. N. 24, ‘05. 970w.

* Brookfield, Charles, and Brookfield, Frances. Mrs. Brookfield and her circle. 2v. **$7. Scribner.

Mrs. Brookfield, the charming, witty and beautiful niece of Hallam, the historian, and her well known husband, William Henry Brookfield, fashionable preacher and ready writer, were the center of an exclusive intellectual circle and numbered among their friends Thackeray, Carlyle, FitzGerald, Tennyson, Mrs. Proctor, Lady Ashburton and many other interesting people. In this account of them which has been prepared by their son Charles and his wife, extracts from letters and diaries aid in furnishing much chatty information and many anecdotes concerning the social and literary London of their time.

* “This is one of the most delightful books of memoirs which we have seen for many years.”

  + + + Acad. 68: 1143. N. 4, ‘05. 1740w.

* “As illustrative of a great and vigorous age which has passed away, these letters possess no inconsiderable value.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 678. N. 18. 1030w.

* “We close the volumes, feeling that it is well to have been admitted, even for a few hours, to the bright and joyous company of a merry-hearted husband and wife and their brilliant circle of high-souled friends.” Percy F. Bicknell.

  + + Dial. 39: 370. D. 1, ‘05. 2070w.

* “The letters and anecdotes which Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brookfield have here collected are so rich and abundant that the most copious extracts must give an inadequate idea of what they contain.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 382. N. 10, ‘05. 1760w.

41* “Whether it be grave or gay, the book is always interesting, and we are peculiarly grateful to it, for it has added to our literary acquaintance one of the best men who ever published a book, and a lady whose charm of manner and quick sensibility are evident in every letter she wrote, in every line of her diary.”

  + + Spec. 95: 929. D. 2, ‘05. 370w.

Brooks, Elisabeth Willard. As the world goes by. $1.50. Little.

Bohemia with much of its usual abandon is pictured here, but there is reared in its surroundings a clever, philosophical girl who after eighteen years of loyal devotion to her worldly actress mother none the less finds it natural to fit into the cultured corner of her father’s world. Her romance forms the undercurrent of the story—a romance of the intense subjective order which thru its misunderstandings tries and purifies.

“It’s rather a dim, inconclusive sort of story, the heroine being particularly dim.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 404. Je. 17, ‘05. 360w.

“The author ... keeps a quiet control over her material, and produces a decidedly interesting and valuable study of character development.”

  + Outlook. 80: 190. My. 20, ‘05. 180w.

“The lack of a villain, the complex psychology and rarefied philosophy carry no great appeal to the multitude, but the reflections will attract the thoughtful, and the musical interpretations charm the initiated.”

  + Reader. 6: 359. Ag. ‘05. 210w.

Brooks, Geraldine. Dames and daughters of the French court. **$1.50. Crowell.

These women, who for brilliancy, courage, charm, and occasionally intrigue, cannot be surpassed have been much written about as salonists, and literary successes, but the personal side of their lives has been omitted. These sketches aim to supply the inner view, and trace the motives and formative influences from their source. In the group are Madame de Sevigné, Mademoiselle de Lespinasse, Madame Roland, Madame de Staël, Madame de Rémussat, Madame Le Brun, Madame de Lafayette, Madame Geoffrin, Madame Recamier, and Madame Valmore.

“About these women ... much has already been written, and better written than in the present volume.”

  Critic. 46: 187. F. ‘05. 70w.

“Readable sketches of Mesdames de Staël, de Lafayette, Récamier, Le Brun, and other notable French women. Charmingly written.”

  + R. of Rs. 30: 755. D. ‘04. 70w.

“Interesting and instructive volume.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 249. F. ‘05. 140w.

Brooks, Rt. Rev. Phillips. Christ the life and light. **$1. Dutton.

“A group of selections from the writings of Phillips Brooks, chosen and arranged with reference to their use for Lenten readings, the whole collection having as its keynote Christ as the life and light of the world.”—Outlook.

    Outlook. 79: 855. Ap. 1, ‘05. 60w.
    Spec. 94: 750. My. 20, ‘05. 320w.

Brooks, Sarah Warner. Garden with house attached. $1.50. Badger, R. G.

It is of a Cambridge garden that the author writes which “for twenty years was the property of one who had in the Harvard botanical garden ‘a friend at court,’ and was able thus to obtain choice shrubs and herbaceous plants. The author describes the rose, foxglove, iris, Canterbury bells, violets, hollyhock, and other plants in this garden.” (N. Y. Times). “The general theme is plant and plant-life. It contains good suggestions in regard to the cultivation of flowers.” (Bookm.)

“The style is somewhat diffuse and parenthetical, except where direct advice is given, in which case it is clear enough.” Edith Granger.

  + Dial. 38: 382. Je. 1, ‘05. 330w.

“Writes in a semi-practical, semi-meditative manner in regard to the comforts and enjoyments of a small country home.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 6. Ja. 7, ‘05. 300w.

“Instructive and entertaining. The healthy love of nature which outdoor life awakens in most of us has pervaded it and has transferred itself to the reader.”

  + South Atlantic Quarterly. 4: 95. Ja. ‘05. 180w.

* Brooks, William Keith. Oyster, The; a popular summary of a scientific study. *$1. Hopkins.

“Fourteen years ago Prof. Brooks made a rational appeal to Marylanders on the subject of oyster culture, in the hope of reviving a decaying and contentious industry. His tract ... failed, as he sorrowfully admits in his preface to a second and revised edition, to penetrate the ignorant conservatism of a State ruled hitherto by Gorman. However, in returning to the fray, he adds a chapter on the peril of the oyster as a vehicle of collection for cholera and typhoid germs, and perhaps this aspect will do something to help the economic reform.”—Nation.

*   Dial. 39: 449. D. 16, ‘05. 50w.
*   Nation. 81: 463. D. 7, ‘05. 100w.

* “It is written in an interesting manner. An index would increase the value of the book many times; it deserves to have one.”

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 871. D. 9, ‘05. 940w.

Broughton, Rev. Leonard Gaston. Soul-winning church. **50c. Revell.

Some of the most effective addresses of the well-known revivalist are found in this volume. They have been delivered here and in England, and concern the work and workers of the church to-day, its doctrine and its hope.

“They are plain, pungent, and spiritually quickening, though blended with archaic matter that is intellectually offensive to the educated.”

  + — Outlook. 79: 1016. Ap. 22, ‘05. 50w.

* Broughton, Rhoda. Waif’s progress. $1.50. Macmillan.

The waif is a young minx of eighteen who, learned in the ways of the French demi-monde, is brought to England on her mother’s death and saddled upon the relatives of her father, a lax lord. She creates havoc in the straight-laced families which shelter her, but the end of all her schemes being to win a permanent home or to make a creditable match, she finally marries a peer, the widower of her first hostess.

* “Her new novel shows the old daring and spirit in the dialogue, though not quite the old raciness and spontaneity that kept everything and everybody alive.”

  + Ath. 1905, 2: 503. O. 14. 400w.

* “Miss Broughton herself is more puzzled to know what to make of her and what to do with her than all the people in the book put together.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 383. N. 10, ‘05. 360w.

* “While not up to her best work, it is still Rhoda Broughton—and that is a guarantee of interest and of quality unusual and piquant.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 759. N. 11, ‘05. 370w.

* “A good many of the details introduced to complete the picture are frankly repellant. It is rather melancholy to see Miss Broughton’s fine talent wasted on the conscientious delineation of ineffectual or uncomely types of goodness and decadence.”

  + — Spec. 95: 531. O. 7, ‘05. 1000w.

42Brouner, Walter Brooks, and Fung Yuet Mow. Chinese made easy; with an introd. by Herbert A. Giles. *$6. Macmillan.

“This is a handsomely got-up book, with a red cloth cover and a gilt dragon impressed on it. The title-page is on the right hand and the pages of the book follow from right to left as in a Chinese book.... What ‘Chinese made easy’ teaches is one of the dialects spoken in the Canton province.... To be pronounced useful the book should have for title ‘Cantonese made easy,’ and the spelling should be made to correspond with that adopted in all other works on the subject, local deviations and solecisms being changed into their proper equivalents in standard Cantonese.”—Nation.

“Only those who are to work among the Cantonese natives, including many of the Chinese residents in the United States, may find it of some use.” F. Hirth.

  + — Bookm. 20: 457. Ja. ‘05. 1160w.
  + — Nation. 80: 179. Mr. 2, ‘05. 510w.

* Brown, Abbie Farwell. Star jewels, and other wonders. $1. Houghton.

“A collection of original, modern fairy stories, with the starfish as the theme—five stories, five little poems, and five pictures, like the points of the starfish.”—Critic.

* “Will be liked by children.”

  + Critic. 47: 576. D. ‘05. 30w.

* “A collection of wonder stories told in a simple and familiar way, but with a touch of poetry, a little play of imagination, and a refinement of feeling which separate them from most works of the same kind.”

  + Outlook. 81: 631. N. 11, ‘05. 40w.

* Brown, Alice. Paradise. $1.50. Houghton.

“Here, in a little story of country life and country character, we have at least five personalities clearly and entertainingly sketched, with a story of love, disappointment, and sacrifice, at times poignant in its depth of feeling, but nevertheless always treated with an underlying sense of humor.... Almost all of the characters are quaint and in a gentle way queer.” (Outlook.) The heroine is an orphan, who, after a varied experience is trying to train herself as a nurse.

* “The end rallies to a justification of the beginning, and stamps the whole as a little human document of fine quality.”

  + Nation. 81: 488. D. 14, ‘05. 280w.

* “The present story is not quite as ambitious to fill the place of a fully rounded-out novel as some of its predecessors, but it is perhaps none the less acceptable for that reason.”

  + Outlook. 81: 578. N. 4, ‘05. 140w.

Brown, Anna Robeson (Mrs. C. H. Burr, jr.). Wine-press. $1.50. Appleton.

The daughter of a New England mother and an Italian poet who deserted his wife for an actress who could interpret his dramas, meets her irresponsible half sister, the child of her father and this actress, at a woman’s college, and after graduation takes charge of her and witnesses her tragic end. Disillusioned, disgusted with both men and women, she is brought back to a normal attitude thru the influence of a nice young doctor.

“It is a study in feminine psychology carried out with uncommon insight, and deserves to be read with attentive interest.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

  + + Bookm. 22: 38. S. ‘05. 230w.

“The book is unconventional in its interest, and above the average of contemporary fiction.”

  + Dial. 38: 392. Je. 1, ‘05. 190w.
    Ind. 59: 208. Jl. 27, ‘05. 200w.

“It is due to Miss Brown to say that she has been most conspicuously successful where her task has been hardest; namely, where the homely and the tragic confront one another. Where weakness chiefly lies is in the limp into commonplace situation which all her ability has not averted.”

  + — Nation. 81: 123. Ag. 10, ‘05. 750w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 362. Je. 3, ‘05. 440w.

“The author has developed an idea, not novel in itself, in a striking and unusual way.”

  + Outlook. 80: 346. Je. 3. ‘05. 100w.

Brown, Arthur Judson. New forces in old China: an unwelcome but inevitable awakening. **$1.50. Revell.

A study of the new forces now developing in China. The work “has for its object the description of those features which he thinks are to effect changes in China, and this will be due to Western trade, Western politics, and Western religion. D. C. Boulger’s words are: ‘the grip of the outer world has tightened around China. It will either strangle her or galvanize her into fresh life.’” (N. Y. Times). “Dr. Brown deals with many timely points in this book. Among them are the stupendous proportions of the economic revolution in China; the growth of the newspaper, of which there were none a decade ago and nearly a hundred to-day; Japan’s plan to arouse, organize and lead China; a question as to the responsibility of the missionaries for the trouble in China; the rapid development of American trade with China; an up-to-date statement of the Chinese railway system, and many other salient points.” (Bookm.)

“In rapid and highly interesting style, and in compact form, he arrays the evidences that make for the preservation, on a nobler plane, of the best ideas and the nobler outlook of the oldest of empires.”

  + + Critic. 47: 91. Jl. ‘05. 130w.

“Mr. Brown’s volume deserves general reading.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 3. Ja. 7, ‘05. 1280w. (Summary of ideas of book.)

“This is a volume which will well repay careful study.”

  + + Spec. 94:23. Ja. 7. ‘05. 550w.

Brown, E. Burton-. Roman Forum, *$1. Scribner.

“A popular account of the excavations in the Roman Forum from 1898 to 1904 in handy form.... The book is intended not only to present information concerning the excavations, but also an account of the light they have thrown upon the religion and history of the Romans and through these upon the character of the people.... Well-known facts contained in the many previous publications about the Forum have been omitted; but the monuments that were not recently excavated have been noticed in their place, in order to make the little volume a complete handbook.”—N. Y. Times.

    N. Y. Times. 10: 182. Mr. 25, ‘05. 350w.

“Summarises in a clear, methodical and scholarly way all the latest discoveries.”

  + Sat. R. 99: 602. My. 6, ‘05. 90w.

Brown, G. Baldwin. William Hogarth. *$1.25. Scribner.

“A fresh and independent treatment of Hogarth’s life and art.” As his life was spent at his work save for his runaway marriage, his French visit and arrest at Calais, and some sharp political controversy, the book deals chiefly with his paintings, their value, influence and humor. There are many illustrations.

“Mr. Brown gives a fairly satisfactory and correct summary of the leading incidents in the painter’s life but he has little that is original or enlightening to say concerning his art.”

  + + — Acad. 68: 839. Ag. 12, ‘05. 220w.

43“Concise, yet, within its necessary limits, really admirable monograph.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 248. Ag. 19. 1780w.
  + + Critic. 47: 474. N. ‘05. 70w.
* + Int. Studio. 27: sup. 31. D. ‘05. 150w.

“Professor Baldwin Brown has written a very good book on Hogarth, and one which, in spite of its moderate size and price, will give the general reader a juster understanding of the true nature of Hogarth’s art than he is likely to get elsewhere.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 249. Ag. 4, ‘05. 1760w.

“The volume is much better than the average of the series to which it belongs.”

  + + — Nation. 81: 187. Ag. 31, ‘05. 1860w.
* + + N. Y. Times. 10: 861. D. 2, ‘05. 600w.

Brown, Horatio Robert Forbes. In and around Venice. *$1.50. Scribner.

Mr. Brown’s new volume has characteristics in common with his “Life on the lagoons,” viz., full sympathy with the people, love for their customs, their legends and their life. “The short papers vary as widely in subject as in treatment. Here one finds a careful account of the Campanile of San Marco and the loggetta of Sansovino, followed by a diagrammed description of the columns of the Piazzetta, which an architect might prize.... His trips to the mainland, including a voyage to Istria, furnish several papers on out-of-the-way places, which one is glad to see through his eyes.” (Nation.)

* “His book is compact enough to be taken abroad as a companion to the ordinary guidebooks, and may be heartily commended to the tourist as well as the general reader.”

  + + Critic. 47: 579. D. ‘05. 70w.

“Has made a charming book out of a number of facts about Venice, soberly told.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 339. O. 13, ‘05. 350w.

“Some of his papers are slight, and in others there are repetitions; but, taken as a whole, this volume is a worthy successor to ‘Life on the lagoons.’”

  + + Nation. 81: 189. Ag. 31, ‘05. 490w.

“If the publishers had provided an index, or even a table of contents, its value, already considerable, would have been enhanced greatly.”

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 675. O. 14, ‘05. 630w.
  + + — Outlook. 81: 576. N. 4, ‘05. 160w.
  + + Spec. 95: 432. S. 23, ‘05. 1470w.

Brown, John. See MacBean, L., jt. auth. Marjorie Fleming.

Brown, Katharine Holland. Diane. $1.50. Doubleday.

“‘A romance of the Icarian settlement on the Mississippi river’: a small body of French colonists with communistic views who had been brought to America by Pére Cabet; the story opens in 1856, when most of them were thoroughly tired of him.... But the schisms of the commune pale in interest beside the affairs of the American abolitionists who come into the story.... In one chapter Robert Channing is carrying runaway slaves to safety; in the next Pére Cabet is preaching his flock into rebellion. The petty affairs of the Icarians and the quarrel that shall shake the states run side by side. Their separate currents meet in the loves of Robert and Diane.”—Acad.

“The value of the story depends on its description of the commune, and to English readers on its sympathy with the intimate, tremendous issues forced on American men and women by the abolition of slavery. The novel is worth reading for the sake of its pictures of people so near us in point of time, so immeasurably removed from us in sentiment and surroundings. They have charm.”

  + Acad. 68: 128. F. 11, ‘05. 240w.

“But the tale, though full of faults, is a creation, and not a mere echo.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 1: 237. F. 25. 330w.

“Diane is thoroughly lovable; other characters are vividly drawn and full of genuine pathos. The book is well written.”

  + R. of Rs. 31: 117. Ja. ‘05. 50w.

“There is, altogether, a great deal to read in ‘Diane,’ and although it suffers a little from faults of construction, it is on the whole a very good story.”

  + — Spec. 94: 519. Ap. 8, ‘05. 150w.

Browne, George Waldo. St. Lawrence river: historical, legendary, picturesque. **$3.50. Putnam.

The great river is described from the ocean to the lake, and the men who were connected with it are brought in in chronological order, Cartier, Champlain, Frontenac, LaSalle, Wolfe, Montcalm, and the early voyageurs. There is an account of Indian wars, and a fine blending of past scenes and present scenery. There are one-hundred full page illustrations.

“The text appears not to be inadequate, ... but no one can think the style good or graceful.”

  + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 949. Jl. ‘05. 110w.
  + + Critic. 47: 286. S. ‘05. 70w.

“Within its limits the book is satisfactory, and a good map adds to its value.”

  + Dial. 39: 210. O. 1, ‘05. 420w.

“The author of the book before us has told the story of the St. Lawrence and of early Canada in a most interesting manner.”

  + Engin. N. 53: 642. Je. 15, ‘05. 460w.

“Mr. Browne manifests no great originality or literary power, but he weaves together history and geography, legend and description with sufficient skill to make it all readable to one who has any interest in the subject.”

  + Ind. 58: 1256. Je. 1, ‘05. 180w.

“It is a choice company of readers who will hail its appearance with cordial greetings.”

  + Lit. D. 31: 497. O. 7, ‘05. 800w.

“Of course in a book of 365 pages there are some good things; the index, for example, so far as it goes, is one of them.”

  — + N. Y. Times. 10: 375. Ja. 10, ‘05. 620w.
  + Outlook. 80: 394. Je. 10, ‘05. 80w.
  + Pub. Opin. 39: 60. Jl. 8, ‘05. 190w.

Browne, Henry. Handbook of Homeric study. *$2. Longmans.

Opening with a discussion of the Homeric poems this volume contains commentaries on the Homeric bards; historical outlines of the Homeric controversy, chapters on Homeric life, the Homeric people, and “The epic art of Homer.” There are twenty-two illustrations in half-tone, an “approximate” chronology, and an index.

“It is an honest, candid, careful, and within its limits, it is a lucidly arranged book.” Andrew Lang.

  + + Acad. 68: 487. My. 6, ‘05. 1540w.

“The book would have gained greatly had the author waited a few years to digest his material. We also complain that there is no bibliography.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 2: 39. Jl. 8, 840w.

“Deserves the highest commendation.”

  + + + Cath. World. 81: 842. S. ‘05. 350w.

“An eminently modern, although probably not final, word on the study of Homer.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 573. S. 2, ‘05. 410w.

“Treated with conspicuous judgment and moderation the complex topic of the Homeric literature.”

  + + Sat. R. 99: 814. Je. 17, ‘05. 300w.

44Browne, John Hutton Balfour. South Africa: a glance at current conditions and politics. $2.50. Longmans.

A description of a voyage from England to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria with a rather superficial treatment of present social and political questions.

“A two-hundred-page volume of impressions, views, opinions, deductions, and half-baked facts which can only be characterized as superficial and misleading when they are not absolutely inaccurate. Has committed to paper a vast amount of untrustworthy information.”

  — — — Acad. 68: 242. Mr. 11, ‘05. 270w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 210. Ap. 8, ‘05. 220w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 459. Jl. 8, ‘05. 670w.

“His book is very loosely put together. Mr. Balfour-Browne often fails either in observation or in accurate description.”

  — — + Sat. R. 99: 743. Je. 3, ‘05. 1060w.

* “Whatever he says is forcible and lucid.”

  + + Spec. 95: 503. O. 7, ‘05. 560w.

Browne, Mary. Diary of a girl in France in 1821; with introd. by Euphemia Stewart Browne. *$2.50. Dutton.

The self-illustrated diary of a little fourteen year old English girl, who spent the summer of 1821 in France. She regards her fine scorn for all things French as loyalty to everything that is English. At times her comments run close to humor though no one tells her that they do, and she could not discover the fact herself.

“This is a perfectly irresistible book, a pure delight to all lovers of children and quaintness.”

  + + Acad. 68: 708. Jl. 8, ‘05. 740w.
    Ath. 1905, 2: 175. Ag. 5. 510w.

* “Incidentally the book is an interesting picture of French life almost a century ago as seen through juvenile British eyes.”

  + Critic. 47: 573. D. ‘05. 90w.

“Since Marjorie Fleming wrote the ill-spelled pages of her delightful journal, no child’s diary has been published more fascinating, because none have been more unconscious or sincere, than ‘The diary of a girl in France in 1821.’”

  + + Dial. 39: 244. O. 16, ‘05. 300w.

“Little Mary is an accomplished grumbler.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 211. Je. 30, ‘05. 570w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 609. S. 16, ‘05. 160w.
  + Outlook. 81: 278. S. 30, ‘05. 120w.

Brownell, Leverett White. Photography for the sportsman naturalist. **$2. Macmillan.

A book describing hunting with a camera in all its details, and illustrated with pictures made from life. There is much practical information concerning camera plates, the best methods to use in taking pictures, and the best processes to employ after they are taken.

“In the present work Mr. Brownell has gone into the subject thoroughly. The book may be called a first-rate guide to hunting with the camera.”

  + + Baltimore Sun. : 8. Mr. 8. ‘05. 440w.

“This book is packed full of practical directions.”

  + + Country Calendar. 1: 221. Jl. ‘05. 70w.
  + + Ind. 58: 900. Ap. 20, ‘05. 270w.

“It is essentially a book for the novice.”

  + Nation. 81: 263. S. 28, ‘05. 490w.

“The book is by no means dry reading, the technical details being enlivened with numerous and appropriate anecdotes. Mr. Brownell has, in fact, succeeded in producing a treatise on practical field photography which it will be very hard to beat.” R. L.

  + + Nature. 71: 483. Mr. 23, ‘05. 600w.
    R. of Rs. 31: 255. F. ‘05. 30w.

Brownell, William Crary. French art; classic and contemporary painting and sculpture. $1.50. Scribner.

This new and enlarged edition contains a chapter on “Rodin and the institute” and the identical text of the illustrated edition of 1901.

    Dial. 38: 396. Je. 1, ‘05. 50w.
  + — Nation. 80: 440. Je. 1, ‘05. 230w.

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets from the Portuguese. $1. Century.

These sonnets which have had so large a share in immortalizing one of the “most exquisite love-histories of which the world has knowledge,” once more make their appearance with a few of the love poems of Robert Browning, and this time in the dainty workmanship of the “Thumb nail series.” A frontispiece of Mrs. Browning, and an introduction by Richard Watson Gilder add to the value of the volume.

* + + Critic. 47: 582. D. ‘05. 30w.
* + + N. Y. Times. 10: 682. O. 14, ‘05. 80w.

Browning, Oscar. Napoleon: the first phase: some chapters on the boyhood and the youth of Bonaparte, 1769-1793. *$3.50. Lane.

Napoleon’s boyhood in Corsica, his education at Brienne and Paris, his relations with Paoli, and his career down to Toulon are given in detail. Appendices contain three selections from Napoleon’s writings and some original documents from the British museum concerning the siege of Toulon. The illustrations are largely taken from old paintings and drawings.

“Comparison is inevitable, and recent Napoleonic literature has established so high a standard in this branch of history that Mr. Oscar Browning suffers by being inopportune.”

  + — Acad. 68: 694. Jl. 1, ‘05. 360w.

“In regard to historical accuracy as distinct from literary presentment, the volume is, on the whole meritorious.”

  + Ath. 1905, 1: 774. Je. 24. 1140w.

“Altogether this is an important contribution to the study of Napoleon’s early career, clearing away the accretions of legend and presenting the known facts with satisfactory fulness.” Henry B. Bourne.

  + + Dial. 39: 241. O. 16, ‘05. 920w.

“The author tells his story in a business like way, with no superfluous adornments save in the matter of panegyric, and that he leaves on the reader’s mind a distinct impression of the young Bonaparte as a brave, eager, lovable, and virtuous youth. Whether the picture is altogether true to life will perhaps be doubted by those who weigh carefully the evidence, even as here presented in the narrative and in Appendix I.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 226. Jl. 14, ‘05. 930w.

“Carelessness, to use no more unpleasant word, is the predominant note of the book.”

  — + Nation. 81: 151. Ag. 17, ‘05. 730w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 399. Je. 17, ‘05. 330w.

“There is in it practically nothing new, nothing that has not been told earlier and told better.”

  — — N. Y. Times. 10: 571. S. 2, ‘05. 450w.
    R. of Rs. 32: 509. O. ‘05. 50w.

“If Mr. Browning had refrained from pushing his hero-worship to such extravagant lengths, he might have written a book of greater weight, but in spite of these slips he has given us a treatise of deep interest which will not detract from the reputation he has already attained in this field of historical inquiry.”

  + — Sat. R. 99: 811. Je. 17. ‘05. 1610w.

“Presenting his results in a readable and lively style which marked his ‘Age of the Condottieri’ and his notable little biography of ‘Swedish Charles.’”

  + + Spec. 95: 495. O. 7, ‘05. 2780w.

45Browning, Robert. Select poems; ed. with introd. and notes, biographical and critical, by Andrew Jackson George. $1.50. Little.

The poems selected here range from “Pauline” to “Asolando”, and are so chosen as to reveal the principles which formed the mind and fashioned the art of Browning.

*   N. Y. Times. 10: 892. D. 16, ‘05. 200w.

* “Browning has everything to gain and nothing to lose from such intelligent editorship as that shown in this volume.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 837. D. 2, ‘05. 230w.

Browning, Robert. Blot in the ‘scutcheon, Colombe’s birthday, A soul’s tragedy, and In a balcony. 60c. Heath.

This is a volume in section 3, “the English drama from its beginning to the present day,” in the Belles-lettres series. The texts are those of the latest editions, and there is a scholarly introduction and brief biography, bibliography, and glossary.

“If Browning is to be considered as a dramatist, and by an editor who is willing to accept him as a dramatist, perhaps the present edition is all that we have the right to expect.” Brander Matthews.

  + — Educ. R. 29: 198. F. ‘05. 340w.

Browning, Robert. Pied piper of Hamelin. $1.25. Wessels.

Browning’s poem made attractive for children by numerous ingenious colored illustrations, the work of Van Dyck.

* + Critic. 47: 576. D. ‘05. 30w.

Brudno, Ezra Selig. Little conscript. $1.50. Doubleday.

The little conscript is a Jew pledged to the synagogue whose life is devoted against his will to the service of the czar. A truthful picture of Russia of to-day is presented, including military and peasant life. There is sidelight information on the methods of force and fraud employed in organizing and maintaining the army.

“Throughout his book, Mr. Brudno’s style is deliberately simple at times to the verge of crudeness. It would have been improved by a certain amount of relentless pruning.”

  + — Bookm. 22: 37. S. ‘05. 280w.
    Ind. 59: 581. S. 7, ‘05. 90w.

“He is a Russian who has much English yet to learn. Is not a novel, though it may contain some ugly chapters of Russian history.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 444. Jl. 1, ‘05. 660w.

“The end is black and depressing but the value of the book as a great human document and as a strong indictment of the political and military methods of a great nation remains with the reader.”

  + + — Pub. Opin. 39: 60. Jl. 8, ‘05. 190w.

“Is a much more appealing piece of literature than ‘The white terror and the red,’ but not, we suspect, so trustworthy an account of actual conditions.”

  + — R. of Rs. 31: 763. Je. ‘05. 140w.

Brumbaugh, Martin Grove. Making of a teacher. $1. S. S. times co.

“This book is on ‘How to teach.’ Its emphasis all through is where the emphasis needs to be laid, upon the trained teacher. The first part of the book is a simple, clear series of lessons on pedagogy; then follow chapters on the Teacher, the Courses of study, the Educational principles of Jesus; and finally several wise chapters on the scope of religious education. The illustrative materials, the captions, and the arrangement are excellent, and the book is made admirable as a text-book for normal classes by suggestive questions at the close of each chapter.”—Bib. World.

“It is no exaggeration to say that the book by Dr. Brumbaugh is just now the one most needed in the Sunday-school world.” Wm. Byron Forbush.

  + + + Bib. World. 26: 395. N. ‘05. 170w.

“He has done his work well.”

  + + + Ind. 59: 811. O. 5, ‘05. 140w.

Bryan, Michael. Dictionary of painters and engravers. 5v. subs. *$30; hf. mor. *$50. Macmillan.

The present volume (S-Z) is the fifth and last of the 1904-5 edition of this valuable reference work, and contains over a hundred full-page illustrations. This is the fourth edition of the work which has appeared since 1816 when it was first published, and it includes 1200 new biographies.

“The revision has been very thorough throughout the volume.”

  + + + Acad. 68: 368. Ap. 1, ‘05. 210w.

“The dictionary is now as complete as it can be made, and the work has been done with the greatest care.”

  + + + Critic. 46: 379. Ap. ‘05. 140w.

“A work which should be absolutely indispensable to every one interested in art or artists.”

  + + + Ind. 58: 1480. Je. 29, ‘05. 300w.

* “Another great and invaluable work of historical narrative and critical comment, ranking in its field with Grove in the field of music.”

  + + + Ind. 59: 1161. N. 16, ‘05. 40w. (Review of v. 5.)
  + + + Int. Studio. 25: sup. 87. Je. ‘05. 340w.

“Thoroughness of research and fulness of detail are the most salient characteristics of the text of a work that will be an inexhaustible mine of wealth to all future students of art history.”

  + + + Int. Studio. 27: 88. N. ‘05. 210w. (Review of v. 4 and 5.)

“The conclusion must be that the great new ‘Dictionary’ is not well and strongly edited; that no proportionate scale has been maintained. In spite of all that, it is still the most useful dictionary of painters we have, and also a relatively good dictionary of engravers.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 488. Je. 15, ‘05. 1200w. (Review of v. 5.)

“We may be pardoned, therefore, in the face of the fulsome praise already uttered, if we make two items of adverse criticism—one is in regard to judgment and the other concerns facts. The biographical sketches attached to the names actually included in the volumes are meagre, careless, and inaccurate.”

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 401. Je. 17, ‘05. 340w.

“The fifth volume has the merits and defects of the rest.”

  + + — Sat. R. 100: 187. Ag. 5, ‘05. 140w.

Bryce, James. Constitutions. *$1.25. Oxford.

This volume includes six of the sixteen essays by Mr. Bryce, published in 1901 under the title, “Studies in history and jurisprudence.” The essays are as follows: Flexible and rigid constitutions: The action of centripetal and centrifugal forces on political constitutions; Primitive Iceland; The constitution of the United States as seen in the past; Two South African constitutions; The constitution of the commonwealth of Australia.

    Nation. 81: 75. Jl. 27, ‘05. 190w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 613. S. 16, ‘05. 560w.

Bryce, James. Holy Roman empire. *$1.50. Macmillan.

“Not only has Mr. Bryce rewritten the work with a view to a clearer presentation of the theories it elaborates, but he has met and admirably overcome the criticisms to which it was formerly exposed—the seeming neglect of certain striking personalities and events, the inadequate 46treatment of the Byzantine empire, and the expression of views rendered untenable by the political developments of the past quarter of a century.... The more important changes ... of his work may be briefly summarized. In chapter V. Mr. Bryce, discussing the reluctance of Charles the Great to assume the imperial title, incorporates the theories of Dahn and Hodgkin; in chapter VII, he enters into a broader explanation of the theories that went to sustain the empire through the middle ages; chapter XIII., on ‘The fall of the Hohenstaufen,’ he considerably enlarges by the inclusion of a fuller account of the momentous struggle between Louis IV. and Pope John XXII.; in chapter XIV. he develops the early electoral system under the Germanic constitution; in chapter XV. the theories regarding the source of civil authority, a vexed question subsequent to the struggle of the investitures, are discussed more largely; chapter XVI., ‘The city of Rome in the middle ages,’ contains new studies of Arnold of Brescia and Cola di Rienzo. Chapter XVII. is entirely new, embodying an account of the Eastern empire and affording a comprehensive idea of the impress made on history by the people and rulers of New Rome; finally, in Chapter XVIII., the attempts to reform the Germanic constitution are disclosed in greater detail. To this it should be added that the text is more fully annotated, that greatly needed maps are supplied, and that, in addition to the chronological list of popes and emperors found in previous editions, there is a compact and helpful table of salient events connected with the empire.”—Outlook.

  + + + Critic. 47: 94. Jl. ‘05. 50w.

“The two new chapters exhibit Mr. Bryce’s capacity for brilliant historical generalisation at its best.” H. A. L. F.

  + + + Eng. Hist. R. 20: 605. Jl. ‘05. 320w.

“The identity of the book is by no means lost in the revision, for the changes have not been such as to alter the general mode of treatment, nor to increase the size of the work beyond the limits of a single volume.”

  + + + Nation. 80: 234. Mr. 23, ‘05. 560w.

“But not since the edition of 1873 has it shown such changes as are now apparent—changes which, while not materially affecting the main argument, are nevertheless of a character and extent that make the present edition completely supersede its predecessors. He has met and has admirably overcome the criticisms to which it was formerly exposed. The revision he has found it necessary to make in his exposition of the rise, decline, and fall of the ancient empire is of an elucidatory rather than a corrective nature.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 443. F. 18, ‘05. 2010w.

“Now more than ever before deserves high rank as a text-book. It is still centered upon a single idea and institution, empire and popedom in the middle ages. On this subject it is the standard English authority.”

  + + Pub. Opin. 38: 26. Ja. 5, ‘05. 250w.

“This latest edition has taken into account fully the results of modern historical research. A concluding chapter, sketching the constitution of the new German empire and the forces which have given it strength and cohesion, has been appended. A chronological table and three maps have also been added, and the book has been revised throughout. Typographically it is very satisfactory.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 247. F. ‘05. 100w.
  + + + Spec. 94: 408. Mr. 18. ‘05. 2120w.

Buchanan, Thompson. Judith triumphant. $1.50. Harper.

The siege of the Assyrians under Holofernes against the Jews of Bethulia is the field of this romance. Judith, its heroine, goes forth into the camp of the enemy at the risk of her life and honor, in the hope of saving her people. The dangers she encountered, the brutality of Holofernes, the intrigues of Nin-Gul, the dancing girl, whom she has supplanted in the affections of Holofernes and her love for the Ammonite captain, who devotes himself to her interests, form the theme of the story.

“Appears to possess no unusual or particular qualities to distinguish it from the vast number of other equally interesting and entertaining narratives of the same period. For quick and easy reading, however, with plenty of spirit and no little action it can be highly commended.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 279. Ap. 29, ‘05. 190w.

“Told with some skill and much vigor.”

  + Outlook. 79: 1059. Ap. 29, ‘05. 60w.
    Pub. Opin. 39: 27. Jl. 1. ‘05. 120w.

Buckham, James. Wayside altar. *$1. Meth. bk.

A collection of poems which contain a mellow philosophy and treat of the hereafter, and the deep contentment attending true Christian living.

Buckmaster, Martin A. Descriptive handbook of architecture. *$1.25. Dutton.

There is a strong plea in Mr. Buckmaster’s preface for the study of historical architecture in our elementary schools. “Though this historian of architecture does no more than merely to outline the various styles and briefly to trace their development, he does this in such untechnical, though not over-picturesque language, that those who read his text to the end will wish to learn more about architecture and in greater detail.” (Outlook.)

* “As a popular elementary text-book on the history of architecture this little book is certainly welcome. It is brightly and clearly written.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 2: 475. O. 7. 550w.

* “It would probably have been better had the author dealt with one period of architecture, and have done that thoroughly, rather than have taken up so large a field. It has resulted in an essay which is ‘scrappy.’”

  + — — Nature. 73: 52. N. 16, ‘05. 370w.

* “A valuable vade mecum for the student of the history of architecture.”

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 861. D. 2, ‘05. 330w.

“To the average reader Mr. Buckmaster’s text is particularly useful; first, because he has appended thereto a glossary of architectural terms, and secondly, because he has illustrated that glossary.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 381. O. 14, ‘05. 270w.

Buell, Augustus C. History of Andrew Jackson, pioneer, patriot, soldier, politician, president. 2v. **$4. Scribner.

A comprehensive biography based upon public and private documents, and personal recollections of eminent men and women. The long life of the man of many-sided character and varied activities is given in full with the history of his time in the background.

“Against Mr. Buell’s style of expression one cannot bring the charge of dullness. He has written with alertness and clearness. He has given us a personal biography in which an abundance of incident and many amusing anecdotes are introduced. Mr. Buell’s facile narrative is full of errors great and small. There are in the book serious omissions of facts.” John Spencer Bassett.

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 667. Ap. ‘05. 450w.

“Mr. Buell gives the fullest and most elaborate description [of the battle of New Orleans] which we have seen.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 76. Jl. 15. 540w.

“From such tokens—as from laxities of style sufficient to rouse a suspicion that every statement will not bear scrutiny—the reader finds his confidence in the historical value of the book impaired. To the author’s credit it must also be said that he has performed with marked success the difficult task of giving a fairly intelligible account of the two great battles of Jackson’s life,—the battle of New Orleans, and 47the fight against the United States bank. This is manifestly one of the works to which future students of the man and period must have recourse.” M. A. De Wolfe Howe.

  + + — Atlan. 95: 132. Ja. ‘05. 710w.

“The work is written in a spirit that may well be characterized as judicial, although in places the author leans far too heavily on Parton. We are inclined to class the work, at this writing, as the best biography of Jackson that has appeared.”

  + + + Baltimore Sun. :8. Mr. 8, ‘05. 810w.

“As a mass of biographical material, pleasantly and honestly presented, these volumes have a real value, especially to the student who can remove the chaff.”

  + — Ind. 59: 152. Jl. 20, ‘05. 710w.

“There are occasions also, it is to be feared, where Mr. Buell suffers his personal Anglo-phobism to interfere with his facts.”

  Lond. Times. 4: 231. Jl. 21, ‘05. 460w.

“It is not a balanced work in execution. It exhibits a singular incapacity to weigh testimony and to judge the contemporaries. It would be a fruitless task to follow Mr. Buell in his many errors of statement, for no chapter is free from them.”

  — — — Nation. 80: 77. Ja. 26, ‘05. 1460w.

Bullen, Frank Thomas. Denizens of the deep. **$1.75. Revell.

“A study-built book.... The subjects of Mr. Bullen’s collection of short stories are animals that cause the reader to have a vivid conception of the life of the inhabitants of the deep. There are many different specimens of these denizens considered, whales and sharks and seals and sea lions, or sea elephants, as Mr. Bullen calls them, and the birds of the sea as well as the fishes. We find that there is a story about every one of the more important birds.... And the narratives are not all fictional.”—Baltimore Sun.

“When the narrative is not fiction it is full of information conveyed in a delightful manner. The author writes easily and accurately, and his work, whether taken as a collection of interesting stories of fish and of bird life or as contribution to popular natural history, is deserving of praise.”

  + + Baltimore Sun. :8. Mr. 8, ‘05. 380w.
  + Dial. 38: 242. Ap. 1, ‘05. 250w.

“Is certainly as charming in style and graphic in description. All sorts of representatives of the reptilian and finny tribes are introduced and made as familiar as men we know.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 124. Ja. ‘05. 110w.

* Bumpus, T. Francis. Cathedrals of England and Wales. **$4. Pott.

“This volume is a detailed account of the architectural features of a number of English cathedral churches, prefaced by a sketch of the general characteristics of cathedrals and of the development of cathedral building in England and Wales. It is, of course, copiously illustrated from photographs of the exteriors and interiors of the edifices treated, and the author takes up each cathedral historically.... The book is intended for students (or at any rate connoisseurs) of cathedral architecture.”—N. Y. Times.

* “The book has all the marks of close observation and a real knowledge of what is and what is not good art and good archaeology.”

  + Nation. 81: 426. N. 23, ‘05. 430w.

* “It is not a popular but a serious work.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 824. D. 2, ‘05. 230w.

* “Mr. Bumpus’ style has a refreshing air of the gossiping antiquary.”

  + Sat. R. 100: 528. O. 21, ‘05. 1140w.
* + Spec. 95: 324. S. 2, ‘05. 150w.

Bunyan, John. Pilgrim’s progress: from this world to that which is to come. $2. Macmillan.

Just the text and Gertrude Hammond’s eight pictures, “good in themselves, and excellent examples of modern processes of color printing” make up this new edition of “The Pilgrim’s progress.”

“We are inclined to doubt whether Mr. White, in his otherwise admirable monograph, need have given a fifth of his space to what is really an abridgement of the famous narrative.”

  + + — Bookm. 21: 358. Je. ‘05. 460w.

“Attractive edition.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 87. F. 11, ‘05. 290w.

“This is an admirable edition, so far as paper type, and size go.”

  + Outlook. 79: 504. F. 25, ‘05. 40w.

Burdett, Sir Henry. Hospital and charities annual, 1905; being the year book of philanthropy and the hospital annual. *$2. Scribner.

An account of the hospitals and charities of the United Kingdom, India, the British colonies and the United States. The work of various branches, such as free dispensaries and military hospitals is described, and hospital administration, officials, details of staff, the number of patients and the income of each institution are given. A copious index renders the book convenient for reference.

“A wonderfully complete record of hospitals and charitable undertakings.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 144, Mr. 4, ‘05. 130w.

Burgoyne, Frank J., ed. History of Queen Elizabeth, Amy Robsart, and the Earl of Leicester: being a reprint of “Leycester’s commonwealth,” 1641. *$2.50. Longmans.

This work, of unknown authorship, was first printed 1584, it was translated into French and Latin, was proscribed by the queen in England and burned whenever found, by the officers of the law. It depicted Leicester as an “inhuman monster” and charged him with many crimes among them the murder of Amy Robsart. The queen officially denied the charges and Leicester’s nephew, Sir Philip Sidney, wrote an indignant answer to them.

    Am. Hist. R. 10: 708. Ap. ‘05. 130w.
    Critic. 46: 383. Ap. ‘05. 190w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 11. Ja. 7, ‘05. 300w.

“The editor has done little beside write a necessary introduction.”

  + South Atlantic Quarterly. 4: 93. Ja. ‘05. 260w.

Burke, Edmund. American taxation: ed. by James Hugh Moffatt. 25c. Ginn.

A fully annotated copy of Burke’s speech for class room use.

Burkitt, F. Crawford. Early eastern Christianity: St. Margaret’s lectures, 1904, on the Syriac speaking church. *$2. Dutton.

“It is far Eastern Christianity with which these lectures are concerned, not that of the Greek and other Eastern churches within the ancient Roman world. Its chief seat was Edessa, in the Euphrates valley, the ancient ‘Ur of the Chaldees, the fatherland of Abraham.’ ... Into this unfamiliar field these lectures conduct the reader, through an interesting account of the Bible, the theology, and the internal life of a long extinct but once flourishing and distinctively characterized church.”—Outlook.

    Ind. 58: 1367. Je. 15, ‘05. 90w.

“It is, then, especially in this fertility of ideas and suggestion that the value of Mr. Burkitt’s book lies.”

  + + Nation. 81: 105. Ag. 3, ‘05. 1360w.

“The task is difficult, and despite the careful study made by Prof. Burkitt the result leaves 48much to be desired. The data is uncertain and mixed up with legend and fable. Lectures have their value, if only to make comparisons between the beliefs of to-day and those of the past.”

  + — N. Y Times. 10: 92. F. 11, ‘05. 580w.
  + Outlook. 79: 245. Ja. 28, ‘05. 120w.

Burland, Harris. Black motor car. $1.50. Dillingham.

An exciting story of a man who, when young, stole some money for a woman’s sake and on the death of his neglected wife turned against her. She in anger betrayed him to the police. He serves his term in prison, and twenty years later builds the black motor car, commits burglaries and murders, captures and tortures a man who turns out to be his own son, and seeks out the woman who had ruined his life to kill her, but is foiled in his revenge, for she is already dead. The whole thing culminates one night in a race for life, he in his black car, the whole country aroused and armed and waiting for him. The criminal maniac escapes them all, however, but meets his death in a quicksand.

“Mr. Burland does not waste words in his story. He has a good yarn to tell, and does not stand on art to do it.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 197. Ap. 1, ‘05. 480w.

“It is a story with thrills and shivers.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 393. Je. 17, ‘05. 130w.

“For those who love horrors and melodrama, this book will furnish a feast.”

  Outlook. 79: 906. Ap. 8, ‘05. 70w.

“May be characterized as a freak tale.”

  Pub. Opin. 38: 714. My. 6, ‘05. 90w.

Burnaby, Andrew. Travels through the middle settlements of North America; ed. by Rufus Rockwell Wilson. **$2. Wessels.

“Another volume of the ‘Source books of American history,’ and a notable one; first published in 1775, reprinted the next year, soon translated into French and German, and reissued in enlarged form in 1798, from which this new reprint is made. It is hardly necessary to say that a book with such a history, and long out of print, richly deserves to be rescued from the obscurity into which it had fallen in the lapse of more than a century.”—Critic.

“Of critical notes there are none, which seems unfortunate. The form of the book is, however, very attractive, and the narrative was well worth reprinting even without editorial annotations.” F. H. H.

  + + Am. Hist. R. 10: 445. Ja. ‘05. 220w.
    Critic. 46: 286. Mr. ‘05. 80w.
  + Ind. 58: 1016. My. 4, ‘05. 130w.
    Nation. 80: 51. Ja. 19, ‘05. 200w.
    R. of Rs. 31: 509. Ap. ‘05. 220w.

Burne-Jones, Georgiana. Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones. 2v. **$6. Macmillan.

While the attitude of the real man towards his thoroly idealized art fills the pages of Lady Burne-Jones’s “Memorials,” “it is not the painter to whom we are introduced so much as the man, and a very straightforward, single-minded and lovable character we find him.” (N. Y. Times). “The author has very wisely avoided any artistic appreciation of her husband’s work as a painter, but has taken great pains to collect all the facts relating to his family, its origin, his education and early tendencies, his friendships and ideas, often quoting his own words from letters to friends.” (Nation).

“The whole book is filled with the poet’s personality, and little anecdotes of his sayings and doings. G. B.-J. has worthily carried out her task, and the world is the richer for the story of a great artist and a lovable and much-loved man.”

  + + + Ath. 1905, 1: 24. Ja. 7. 2290w.

“She presents him in a wise Boswellian way, mainly by the record of his daily speech and acts. The result is a very clear impression of a personality of great, of surprising power and charm.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + + Atlan. 95: 423. Mr. ‘05. 1130w.

“It is a wonderful revelation of an intensely interesting and lovable personality. A striking feature of these volumes is the never-failing humour of Burne-Jones’s letters and of the many comic sketches that enliven the text. Lady Burne-Jones has given us a biography that is at once a life record of deep human interest and an invaluable contribution to the history of English painting in the Victorian era.”

  + + Contemporary R. 87: 294. F. ‘05. 1980w.

“It is a true and an appreciative record of the man and his life-work.” Jeanette L. Gilder.

  + + Critic. 46: 118. F. ‘05. 1090w.

“It is only fair to Lady Burne-Jones to say at once that she has avoided every pitfall that lay along her path, and has made the most of every pleasure that the excursion afforded.” Edith Kellogg Dunton.

  + + + Dial. 38: 145. Mr. 1, ‘05. 1930w.

“She reveals in this book a skill in construction and a charm of style that would do credit to a writer of established reputation.” Herbert W. Horwill.

  + + Forum. 36: 553. Ap. ‘05. 2170w.

“She would have shown a finer devotion to his memory had she reduced the bulk of these two volumes to one. Having made our own abridgement, we have little but praise for Mrs. Burne-Jones’s work. To our mind the best part of the narrative is that which contains the experiences of Burne-Jones at Oxford and during the first years in London, while the Oxford influence was still upon him. Mrs. Burne-Jones has a happy knack, all the more artful for its extreme simplicity, of hitting off the great men of the day as they come into her circle.”

  + + — Ind. 58: 263. F. 2, ‘05. 720w.
* + + Ind. 59: 1162. N. 16, ‘05. 40w.

“No more deeply interesting biography has appeared of late years than this tribute to the memory of Sir Edward Burne-Jones from the pen of his widow. Its one drawback is the fact that the illustrations are not in the least representative of Sir Edward Burne-Jones.”

  + + — Int. Studio. 24: 367. F. ‘05. 420w.

“Lady Burne-Jones seems especially endowed with the qualities needed for the task; she writes with convincing sincerity and a sense of humor, and has the gift of literary style. Her readers cannot fail to get a vivid impression of Burne-Jones’s fascinating personality.”

  + + Nation. 80: 115. F. 9, ‘05. 2780w.
  + + R. of Rs. 31: 383. Mr. ‘05. 140w.

“Lady Burne-Jones writes from a standpoint of knowledge and sympathy impossible to anyone else, and we can but admire the skill with which she has arranged the material. The narrative is full, but never confused, and the characters of the men and women who pass through the pages are drawn with rare ease and distinctness.”

  + + + Spec. 94: 111. Ja. 28, ‘05. 1920w.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson (Mrs. Stephen Townesend). In the closed room. $1.50. McClure.

The father and mother of Judith, a strange visionary child of the tenements, are called to be caretakers of the big empty house with the closed room where a little girl has died. Judith mysteriously passes thru the locked door and plays with the child who is dead and her toys until this strange spiritual bond is tightened and little Judith is drawn into the land of spirits.

“She is artistically vague and not dogmatic. The story is accomplished with a fleeting, caressing touch; it has a considerable charm and is very suggestive.”

  + Reader. 5: 785. My. ‘05. 370w.

49Burnett, Frances Hodgson (Mrs. Stephen Townesend). Little princess: being the whole story of Sara Crewe now told for the first time. $2. Scribner.

The story of Sara Crewe and what happened at Miss Minchen’s school, which charmed its young readers years ago, appears once more in holiday garb with a dozen beautiful colored plates by Ethel Franklin Betts. The book has grown and the present volume includes all the new matter which was put into the successful play called the “Little princess,” and also much matter newer still which was inserted when the play came to be transformed once more into a story.

*   Critic. 47: 576. D. ‘05. 40w.
* + Ind. 59: 1389. D. 14, ‘05. 60w.
  + + — Nation. 81: 406. N. 16, ‘05. 230w.
  + + + N. Y. Times. 10: 708. O. 21, ‘05. 380w.
  + + Outlook. 81: 527. O. 28, ‘05. 110w.

* “Is the leading child’s book of the year.”

  + + + R of Rs. 32: 764. D. ‘05. 470w.

Burney, Frances (Madame D’Arblay). Diary and letters of Madame D’Arblay; ed. by her niece, Charlotte Barrett. 6v. ea. *$2.50. Macmillan.

A new edition of the famous diary, with preface and notes by Austin Dobson, photogravure portraits and other illustrations. It extends from the issue of “Evelina” to the author’s death (1778-1840).

    Acad. 68: 16. Ja. 7, ‘05. 240w. (Review of Vol I.)
    Acad. 68: 331. Mr. 25, ‘05. 620w. (Review of Vols. II and III.)
  + + + Acad. 68: 743. Jl. 15, ‘05. 250w. (Review of v. 6.)
    Am. Hist. R. 10: 709. Ap. ‘05. 50w.
  + + + Ath. 1905, 2: 233. Ag. 19. 2870w.
    Nation. 80: 92. F. 2, ‘05. 70w. (Reviews of vols. 1-3.)
    Nation. 80: 317. Ap. 20, ‘05. 1510w. (Reviews of Vols. I.-III.)

“The foot-notes are precisely what one must desire for such a text.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 113. F. 25, ‘05. 1910w. (Reviews of v. 1 and 2.)
    N. Y. Times. 10: 213. Ap. 8, ‘05. 640w. (Review of Vols. III. and IV.)
    N. Y. Times. 10: 343. My. 27. ‘05. 160w. (Review of v. 5.)
  + Outlook. 79: 349. F. 4, ‘05. 210w. (Reviews of v. 1 and 2.)

“The value of this edition is greatly increased by the complete general index in the last volume, each volume having its own index as well. On the mechanical side the edition leaves nothing to be desired, while on the editorial side Mr. Austin Dobson has brought thorough knowledge and ... sympathetic appreciation.”

  + + + Outlook. 80: 245. My. 27, ‘05. 160w. (Review of v. 5.)

“Madame D’Arblay’s diary is her masterpiece, and it is no exaggeration to say that it is as good as a novel, for it is composed in all respects like a work of fiction. The diary from beginning to end is written in Miss Burney’s characteristic style; it is not marred in a single page by Johnsonese, and we believe that it will be read even when ‘Evelina’ itself has become a curiosity.”

  + + + Spec. 94: 141. Ja. 28, ‘05. 1340w. (Review of v. 1 and 2.)

* Burr, William Hubert, and Falk, Myron Samuel. Design and construction of metallic bridges. $5. Wiley.

This book is based upon the ninth edition of Prof. Burr’s standard work, “The stresses in bridge and roof trusses, arched ribs and suspension bridges.” “The book consists of ten chapters, the first of which is A historical sketch of bridge building.... Chapter II. is devoted to the general types of trusses, loads and specifications, and contains the most recent practice in railroad and highway bridges.... Chapter III. treats of moments and shears, and of the design of plate girders.... Chapter IV. and V. treat of all kinds of trusses with parallel and horizontal chords and with chords not parallel.... To the chapter on swing bridges has been added the treatment of these bridges by the method of deflections, with examples in each case.... The book concludes with chapters on wind stresses and details of construction.”—Engin. N.

* “It may be stated that the book reflects well the advance in the design of metallic bridges, and is a worthy successor to the old standard which it replaces.” Leon S. Moisseiff.

  + + Engin. N. 54: 531. N. 16, ‘05. 930w.

Burrage, Champlin. Church covenant idea: its origin and its development. **$1. Am. Bapt.

“Mr. Burrage has reproduced a great many covenants of the early Baptist and Congregational churches. They are, like the early Christian oaths, pledges of loyalty to standards of right living to a remarkable degree. The beginnings of the covenant idea are found among the German Anabaptists of the reformation period. Mr. Burrage is very modest in the claim he makes for any Anabaptist roots of the Scotch covenants. These, culminating in the Solemn league and covenant of 1643, were quite apart from the main course of the development of the covenant idea. They were all covenants to maintain a fixed order of belief and worship. In conclusion, it is confessed that ‘the covenant idea has ceased almost entirely to have for us the great significance it had for the early New England colonists.’”—Nation.

“It is a splendid specimen of scholarly method and interest.”

  + + Am. J. Theol. 9: 383. Ap. ‘05. 110w.
  + Nation. 80: 135. F. 16, ‘05. 370w.

Burrage, Henry Sweetser. History of the Baptists in Maine. $2. Marks ptg. house, Portland, Me.

This history “covers the period from about 1675 to the present time. It treats freely the educational and temperance activities of the denomination, its connection with the anti-slavery agitation, its missionary labors, and the growth of its church organizations.”—Am. J. of Theol.

    Am. Hist. R. 10: 720. Ap. ‘05. 50w.

“Leaves little to be desired by persons interested in the Baptist history of the state of Maine.”

  + + Am. J. of Theol. 9: 383. Ap. ‘05. 90w.

Burrill, Katharine. Corner stones. *$1.25. Dutton.

A book which pleads for the old-time leisurely courtesy and a home education for girls. “The volume is made up of essays, several of which appeared in a London magazine, to girls on friendship, cleanliness, duty to parents, letter writing, cooking, etc. In her ‘Foreword,’ the author speaks of the modern girl. She does not believe in sending a girl away from home for her education. The mother is the best teacher. ‘It is better,’ she writes, ‘to keep a girl at home, if all she learns is spelling and simple arithmetic.’” (N. Y. Times). While it appeals strongly to English girls, it is no less a book with a mission for the American girl.

“The ethical purpose of the book and its pleadings for sweeter manners are sufficiently plain, and are handled so wittily, with such lurking fun and brimming humor, that their assimilation is an easy and pleasant process. In its pages it never outsports discretion. As a 50gospel of goodness it is eminently reasonable, and its style has the charm of unconsciousness.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 107. F. 18, ‘05. 450w.

“It is a series of monitory chapters upon all sorts of social and moral observances delivered in slangy English.”

  Outlook. 79: 348. F. 4, ‘05. 100w.

Burroughs, John. Far and near. **$1.50. Houghton.

“My life has gone on, my love of nature has continued, my habit of observation has been kept up, and the combined result is another collection of papers dealing with the old, inexhaustible, open-air themes.” So says Mr. Burroughs. The “far” scenes described are those in “green Alaska” and Jamaica. The “near” pictures are of the wild life around his home on the Hudson river. Nearly half of the book is devoted to an account of his Alaskan trip in 1899 as a member of the Harriman expedition. The only heretofore unpublished essay of the group is that in which he tells how he lost February and found August in Jamaica. Mr. Burroughs’s northern soul however, takes little pleasure in nature in her tropical aspect. He “cannot make love to her there.” She “has little winsomeness or tenderness. She is barbaric; she is painty and stiff; she has no sentiment; she does not touch the heart.”

“Humdrum, undistinguished style. It is kindly wholesome stuff.”

  + Ath. 1905, 1: 271. F. 25. 180w.

* “He records impressions however slight and incidents however trivial, but it is all done with that charming double gift of his for seeing everything as if for the first and only time, and of making others see it in the same way.” F. M. Colby.

  + + Bookm. 20: 475. Ja. ‘05. 190w.

“The records of far journeys in this new book may not add greatly to his reputation, but they serve the gracious purpose of showing us an old friend in new surroundings.”

  + Dial. 38: 19. Ja. 1, ‘05. 440w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10:5. Ja. 7, ‘05. 300w.
    R. of Rs. 30: 757. D. ‘04. 100w.
  + + Spec. 94: 223. F. 11, ‘05. 300w.

* Burroughs, John. Ways of nature. **$1.10. Houghton.

In these essays Mr. Burroughs, who has ranged himself upon the side of those who protest against animal stories which humanize animal life, not only sets forth his own views, in which he declares that animals share our emotional but not our intellectual nature, but also defends himself from recent attacks upon his theories and gives counter arguments.

* “This book succeeds in presenting what may be judged as a rational view of Nature’s methods.”

  + Critic. 47: 581. D. ‘06. 70w.

Reviewed by May Estelle Cook.

* + Dial. 39: 374. D. 1, ‘05. 420w.

* “One reads the little volume with extreme pleasure, drawing from its pages an uplifting sense of air and light.”

  + Pub. Opin. 39: 601. N. 4, ‘05. 80w.

* “The whole discussion is pervaded by Mr. Burroughs’ well-known charm of style and clearness of statement.”

  + R. of Rs. 32: 754. D. ‘05. 130w.

Burton, Charles Pierce. Boys of Bob’s hill; adventures of Tom Chapin and the “band” as told by the “secretary.” $1.25. Holt.

The summer vacation of eight healthy-minded boy bandits who live at home and are petted and disciplined by turns, like most everyday boys, but when they climb Bob’s hill and enter their cave they are outlaws. They do many plucky things, and incidentally they start a forest fire, almost wreck a train, call out the fire department on the Fourth of July, and try to smoke real tobacco. The reader, whether he be boy or a grown-up, will follow their adventures with interest and will agree with the band that the hermit’s gold rightfully belongs to Tom.

    Outlook. 79: 1012. Ap. 22, ‘05. 40w.

Burton, E. D. Short introduction to the Gospels. *$1. Univ. of Chicago press.

An introduction to Biblical literature which may become a distinct treasure to the student. Dr. Burton’s work is concise, and reveals a careful examination of the four gospels. There is added a chapter on the synoptic problem. “The chapter of ‘the gospel according to Matthew’ closing with a table of contents which exhibits excellently its general plan, will be welcome to all students of that difficult New Testament book.... The notes appended to the chapter on Luke’s gospel merit particular attention. Note II is on ‘The enrolment in the governorship of Quirinius.’ ... Dr. Burton’s view of the Johannine problem will command attention.” (Bib. World).

“Has a definite aim, and without superfluous words goes straight to its mark. It uses chiefly internal evidence, and asks each gospel to disclose its own secret. To expound the synoptic problem in less than twenty small pages of English is to do the impossible. No other book that the reviewer knows of does it so well as this.” Wm. Arnold Stevens.

  + Bib. World. 25: 150. F. ‘05. 610w.

Burton, E. D. Studies in the Gospel according to Mark. *$1. Univ. of Chicago press.

The “Studies” in Mark’s gospel is a book “for secondary classes.”

“The lessons have already borne the test of actual use by experienced teachers, and all the material appears to be admirably arranged. The appended dictionary, filling twelve pages, is an important feature.” Wm. Arnold Stevens.

  + Bib. World. 25: 150. F. ‘05. 80w.
    Ind. 58: 1012. My. 4, ‘05. 40w.

Bury, John B. Life of St. Patrick and his place in history. *$3.25. Macmillan.

“The book opens with a chapter on the diffusion of Christianity beyond the Roman empire, followed by the story of the life of St. Patrick. The appendices contain the descriptions of the writings of St. Patrick and other documents from which the author drew the material for his biography; notes on the different chapters, and an excursus.”—N. Y. Times.

“Speaking generally, what chiefly impresses us in narrative and appendices alike is the constant presence of a wide and just sense of historical perspective which should not in the least dwarf the particular interest of the book.”

  + + + Acad. 68: 899. S. 2, ‘05. 2250w.

“A life of St. Patrick in which careful and minute research has not quenched a bold and vivid imagination. The index ... is wholly insufficient and not prepared with a fraction of the care required.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 2: 101. Jl. 22. 2360w.

“Although, as we have seen, the Professor is absolutely beyond suspicion of any religious bias in favor of his hero, he gives us a picture of Patrick which may be called sympathetic.” James J. Fox.

  + + Cath. World. 82: 145. N. ‘05. 5550w.

“Perhaps some readers regret that Professor Bury has found it necessary to reject so much picturesque material, but students of the middle ages are likely to agree that in writing this biography the author has done a real service to the cause of Irish history.”

  + + Dial. 39: 277. N. 1, ‘05. 490w.

“The appendix ... is in many respects better reading than the body of the book. For the 51main portion is a little confusing from the way in which it gives all the legends and no clear criticism of them.”

  + + — Lond. Times. 4: 239. Jl. 28, ‘05. 2390w.

“The volume is built of hypotheses.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 619. S. 23, ‘05. 980w.

“A work whose technical merit is commensurate with its intrinsic interest. The main part of the work spreads before the general reader the sifted results of historical criticism.”

  + + + Outlook. 81: 280. S. 30, ‘05. 240w.
    R. of Rs. 32: 509. O. ‘05. 100w.

“The sources are meagre, and Dr. Bury’s examination of them is masterly.”

  + + + Sat. R. 100: 438. S. 30, ‘05. 2270w.

Butcher, S. H. Harvard lectures on Greek subjects. *$2.25. Macmillan.

If in the intense modernism of the present century we sometimes vaingloriously forget the debt we owe to the ancients, such scholars as Mr. Butcher do a real service in commanding a mindful attitude. While given at Harvard, the author addresses himself not only to scholars but to a mixed audience. “The first lecture compared in a singularly able and effective fashion the Greek spirit with the Jewish spirit, the Greek influence and the one other comparable with it.... Then he passes in the next lecture to a comparison of the Hellenes and the Phoenicians. These represent the pure commercial spirit. The next lecture deals specifically and enlighteningly with the quality of the Greek passion for knowledge. Still further lectures deal with ‘Greek art and inspiration,’ and with ‘Greek literary criticism.’” (N. Y. Times).

“These lectures are not only full of thought, they are also written, it is superfluous to say, in admirable English.”

  + + Acad. 68: 48. Ja. 14, ‘05. 320w.

* “The style throughout is admirable. It would be difficult to say too much in praise of this most scholarly book.”

  + + + Ath. 1905, 2: 717. N. 25. 1500w.

“Mr. Butcher’s own style is admirably suited to such essays as these. No one can read them without recognizing how desirable it is that a synthetic mind like his should handle these larger questions of classical scholarship.”

  + + Nation. 80: 233. Mr. 23, ‘05. 1700w.

“The title of Greek to retain its ancient place in education of the broader kind is convincingly supported by Mr. Butcher in this volume. The book needs no recommendation to Hellenists. It may be cordially commended to the attention of the more open-minded and liberal of those who consider Greek a cumberer of the modern stage.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 52. Ja. 28, ‘05. 600w.

“So illuminating an interpretation of the Greek spirit. Knows his subject, and he deals with it in the freshest way and in the most human spirit.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 449. F. 18, ‘05. 260w.

“It is their naturalness, their contagious freshness and vivacity, rather than their learning, which strike the reader first.”

  + + Spec. 94: 179. F. 4, ‘05. 1630w.

Buxton, E. M. Wilmot. Ancient world: outlines of ancient history for the middle form schools. *$1. Dutton.

A “wonderful story” of the civilization of bygone days. The “author writes about the first ages of man, the history of Egypt, ancient Babylonia, the Medes and Persians, Phoenicia, the land of the merchant carriers, the Hebrews, the story of Carthage, the Hindu people, China, the story of Alexander, and of Parthia, and gives some glimpses of the ancient Romans and Greeks.... For those who wish for a bird’seye view of the great landmarks of the history of the ancient world, the author has provided a full summary, with approximate dates, embracing the period from 4400 B.C. to the Christian era.” (N. Y. Times.)

“Gives a striking picture of the mind, manners, customs, myths and legends of the different ancient nations and describes the influence exercised by these nations on one another.”

  + + Ind. 59: 265. Ag. 3, ‘05. 30w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 89. F. 11, ‘05. 280w.

Byles, C. E. Life and letters of Robert Stephen Hawker. *$5. Lane.

“A visionary, a poet, a humorist, a priest.... His love of fighting was perhaps the only quality in which he differed from the gentlest of the saints. There are still some who believe that modern science is a tool the devil has put into the hands of sinners, but Hawker’s certainty of that is only equalled by his belief in witchcraft, charms, pixies, mermaids, evil eyes, the immediate answer of prayers, the damnableness of dissent, and much else allied to these. But he made his parish of Morwenstow. He rescued and tended the shipwrecked, he consoled the wicked, he spent his income on charity.... He was a very wild, naughty boy, and, as a youth, full of practical jokes and uncomfortable animal spirits.”—Acad.

“The Reverend R. S. Hawker has left behind him no literary remains which point to the possession of any extraordinary genius, and yet a baffling and beautiful soul leads us to examine every record and study every poem for a key. In ‘The life and letters of R. S. Hawker’ just published we turn page after page and only manage to catch the flying skirts of the vicar. Of Hawker’s own poems, his fragment of the ‘San Graal’ is worthy to be compared with Tennyson’s treatment of the subject, and his ballads earned the praise of Sir Walter Scott.”

  + + Acad. 68: 168. F. 25, ‘05. 2310w.

“Mr. Byles has performed his task—by no means an easy one—with skill and good taste.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 1: 363. Mr. 25. 1070w.

“Its contents are a product of unusual skill and discretion.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + Atlan. 96: 277. Ag. ‘05. 710w.

“Must be regarded as one of the best biographies of recent years.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + + Bookm. 21: 358. Je. ‘05. 810w.

“Mr. Byles has given us an excellent presentment of a most interesting and picturesque figure of the last century.”

  + + Critic. 46: 563. Je. ‘05. 100w.

Reviewed by Percy F. Bicknell.

  + + Dial. 38: 308. My. 1, ‘05. 2260w.

“His ‘Life and letters,’ by his son-in-law, C. E. Byles, leaves nothing to be desired.”

  + + Nation. 80: 292. Ap. 13, ‘05. 350w.

“His book therefore, demands acceptance as the real biography of the Vicar of Morwenstow.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 222. Ap. 8, ‘05. 850w.

“This book, written by Hawker’s son-in-law with such fairness and discretion as may well eradicate even the memory of an unhappy effort by another hand.”

  + + Sat. R. 99: 778. Je. 10, ‘05. 750w.

Byron, George Gordon. Complete poetical works; ed. by Paul Elmer More. $3. Houghton.

For this Cambridge edition of Lord Byron’s poems, the editor has chosen the text of 1832-33 in preference to that of 1831 because of its more satisfactory use of capitals, italics and punctuation marks. It is unexpurgated and contains the recently resurrected poems of Byron.

* + + Critic. 47: 582. D. ‘05. 15w.
* + + Dial. 39: 391. D. 1, ‘05. 70w.

“A thoughtful and scholarly estimate of Byron’s genius and character introduces the volume.”

  + + Ind. 59: 875. O. 12, ‘05. 310w.
  + + Nation. 81 :278. O. 5, ‘05. 90w.

“Mr. Paul Elmer More edits the book with judgment and restraint.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 332. O. 7, ‘05. 110w.

52Byron, George Gordon. Confessions of Lord Byron; sel. and arr. by W. A. Lewis Bettany. *$2.50. Scribner.

In discussing this compilation the London Times says: “There is nothing new in it; but it gives a convenient synoptic view of the poet in his various relations with his times and his contemporaries. Thus seen, Byron strikes one chiefly as that distinctively English product—the brilliant amateur who can beat the professionals at their own business, likes to do so, but absolutely refuses to take the business seriously.”

“The whole tone of his writing is more that of the literary ‘gobemouche’ than of the man of letters. The reader gains no very clear idea of Lord Byron as a letter-writer, and may be well advised to skip the introduction and proceed to the letters themselves. Mr. Bettany’s volume is only a piece of book-making pure and simple, and has very little claim to be dignified by the title of a scientific analysis of correspondence.”

  — + Acad. 68: 653. Je. 24, ‘05. 1410w.

* “These excerpts give a rather more favorable impression of him as a man and a man of letters than he desired to give his contemporary public.” H. W. Boynton.

  + Atlan. 96: 846. D. ‘05. 560W.

Reviewed by Anna B. McMahan.

  + + Dial. 39: 235. O. 16, ‘05. 1530w.

“These editorial lapses are not, however, very numerous; and the compilation is on the whole satisfactory and instructive.”

  + Lond. Times. 4: 217. Jl. 7, ‘05. 1030w.

* “Mr. Bettany’s selections are, however, judicious, and, in spite of frequent detachment from illuminating context, do the writer no injustice.”

  + + Nation. 81: 450. N. 30, ‘05. 940w.

“The selections are full of interesting matter for those who wish to approach Byron’s personality in this way.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 618. S. 23, ‘05. 970w.

“Mr. Bettany has made an excellent arrangement of the matter with which he deals.”

  + Spec. 95: 21. Jl. 1, ‘05. 170w.

Byron, George G. N. Love poems of Byron. 50c. Lane.

Among the sixty poems found in this group are “When we two parted,” “She walks in beauty,” “Maid of Athens,” “Stanzas written on the road between Florence and Pisa,” “She walks in beauty like the night,” and “There be none of beauty’s daughters.” “This volume is one of a series of little works entitled ‘The lover’s library’ which constitutes a veritable treasure-house of poetry sentiment.” (Arena).

“Love poems of Byron is a dainty little volume, bound in flexible violet cloth, stamped in gold, with gilt edge, and of vest-pocket size, contains more than sixty poems and selections from Byron’s verse devoted to love.”

  + Arena. 33: 222. F. ‘05. 140w.


* Cabell, James Branch. Line of love. $2. Harper.

“The tales have been culled from French ‘romans’ and dull English chronicles, and the mediaeval atmosphere has been preserved by the quaintly, though never obscurely, archaic style of narration. Ten pictures and cover vignette by Mr. Pyle, richly colored and ... perfectly in keeping with the literary atmosphere, together with conventional floral borders in color, make a singularly attractive giftbook.”—Dial.

* + + Dial. 39: 385. D. 1, ‘05. 130w.
* + Ind. 59: 1378. D. 14, ‘05. 90w.

* “Is worthy of its predecessors.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 824. D. 2, ‘05. 120w.

* “They are written in the richly colored, tapestry-like style. Unfortunately in the present volume the tapestry gives the impression of being machine-made and a little threadbare.”

  Outlook. 81: 682. N. 18, ‘05. 70w.

* “A collection, told in exquisite poetical way, of some of the most picturesque but less-known love-stories of history.”

  + R. of Rs. 32 :752. D. ‘05. 100w.

* Cadogan, Edward. Makers of modern history: three types: Louis Napoleon, Cavour, Bismarck. **$2.25. Pott.

“The struggle between conservative principles and revolutionary forces constitutes the framework of the history of the nineteenth century. With this great movement are closely associated the names of Louis Napoleon, Cavour, and Bismarck, the subjects of the three essays included in this volume.... It is on the epoch making, the history making, actions of these men that emphasis is here laid.”—N. Y. Times.

* “The volume contains no new materials, but it summarises the careers of the three Machiavellian personages in question clearly and sensibly.” W. M.

  + Eng. Hist. R. 20: 615. Jl. ‘05. 100w.

* “In general, however, these essays may safely be recommended to the unprofessional reader, who will be dull indeed if he does not discover in them the absorbing interest of the three dissimilar men whom they describe.”

  + Nation. 81: 492. D. 14, ‘05. 680w.
*   N. Y. Times. 10: 671. O. 14, ‘05. 130w.

* “The faults of the book are greatly those of immaturity, and the writer may possibly in time produce historical work of permanent value.”

  Sat. R. 100: 311. S. 2, ‘05. 860w.

* “The author’s statements and interpretations of facts are clear, vigorous, original, and sufficiently tinctured with philosophy, and he never slides into what Mommsen called the ‘dressing-gown’ style of narrative.”

  + Spec. 95: 123. Jl. 22, ‘05. 1820w.

Caffin, Charles Henry. How to study pictures. **$2. Century.

Mr. Caffin unfolds the gradual progress of art from its liberation from the shackles of Byzantine traditions down to the impressionist school of Monet. A comparative method of study is employed, contrasting the motives and methods of two artists in each of the twenty-eight chapters, sometimes of the same school, often of different schools. And the author maintains that the first necessity for the proper seeing of a picture is to try and see it thru the eyes of the artist who painted it, that it is an understanding of the individuality of the artist’s experience and feeling that enables one to be an intelligent judge of merit.

  + + Critic. 47: 474. N. ‘05. 160w.

* “While possessing a simplicity of method which conveys to the average reader a general insight into pictorial methods and motives, the author’s work is characterized by elegance of style, grace of feeling, and elevation of thought; it will do as much good in the direct service of art as any treatise published in recent years.”

  + + Dial. 39: 311. N. 16, ‘05. 400w.

* “Mr. Caffin’s book was needed and will be found to contain much information not easily obtainable elsewhere.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1375. D. 14, ‘05. 80w.

* “Except for this driving ideas in double harness, the material and judgments are not unfamiliar; but the task is done thoroughly and many things are happily put.”

  + + — Int. Studio. 27: sup. 31. D. ‘05. 190w.

“What Mr. Caffin has to say is always worth reading, for he puts each painter’s character forcibly before one, and manages to be entertaining as well as instructive.” Charles de Kay.

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 742. N. 4, ‘05. 570w.
53* + N. Y. Times. 10: 834. D. 2, ‘05. 260w.
* + Outlook. 81: 704. N. 25, ‘05. 160w.

* “It is the one most completely adapted to the needs of the person entirely ignorant of art, its history and its development.”

  + + Pub. Opin. 39: 665. N. 18, ‘05. 240w.
* + R. of Rs. 32 :640. N. ‘05. 90w.

Caffyn, Mrs. Kathleen Mannington (Iota, pseud.). Patricia, a mother. $1.50. Appleton.

Patricia, whose husband, a hypocrite and a humbug, leaves both his son and his estate to the guardianship of his mother, goes to live with her mother-in-law and sees her son slowly estranged from her because she will not speak and blacken the character of her dead husband to the mother who reveres his memory. There is much of gossipy country society and in the end an old family servant sets things right and Patricia comes to her own.

“A most moving story, full of feeling and insight into human character. Certainly it is a story that ‘counts.’”

  + + Acad. 68: 397. Ap. 8, ‘05. 650w.

“The cleverness of the novel lies not so much in its plot as in the graphic characterization. It is a piece of work of which the author has reason to be proud.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 1: 492. Ap. 15. 300w.

* “Her story makes a thoroughly interesting book.” Wm. M. Payne.

  + Dial. 39: 310. N. 16, ‘05. 240w.

“There is considerable strength in this novel. There is some lack of artistic proportion in the general working out of the story.”

  + + — Outlook. 81: 578. N. 4, ‘05. 100w.

Cahan, Abraham. White terror and the red. $1.50. Barnes.

A story of inner Russia by a member of the Revolutionary party who was forced to flee from Russia to avoid Siberia. The plot concerns the tragic events of a quarter of a century ago, when czar Alexander II. was assassinated by the Nihilists and an antisemitic outbreak followed, but it is the Russia of to-day that we see, drawn from a practical knowledge of the subject. The hero of the book is a Russian prince who steps out of his class to uphold the cause of the people, marries a Hebrew woman and finally suffers imprisonment.

“The intelligent reader will find in it much sound workmanship and no little insight into the psychology of the Russian intellectuals.”

  + Acad. 68: 472. Ap. 29, ‘05. 430w.

“But the style has a curious impenetrability about it, which reminds one of a bad translation.”

  — + Ath. 1905, 1: 588. My. 13. 240w.

“In ‘The white terror and the red’ we have something far more interesting than a narrative of sensational episodes, or a gallery of interesting types, more valuable than a vivid picture of melodramatic history in the making. We have a work of art of the highest class. As a guide to the full understanding of Russian political and social life it is probably the most valuable ever written in the English language.” Edwin Lefevre.

  + + + Bookm. 21: 186. Ap. ‘05. 1380w.

“It is a sound, firm piece of work; and it shows an easy familiarity with the subject and with the method. As an addition to its historical importance, a sweet, fully realized piece of fiction.” Hutchins Hapgood.

  + + Critic. 46: 560. Je. ‘05. 860w.

“This book gives one a more realistic and vivid impression of the Terrorist movement than any we have read. It has no definite plot or literary coherency, but consists of a series of sketches written in an unexaggerated and impassioned style.”

  + + Ind. 58 :502. Mr. 2, ‘05. 250w.

“To those who seek an education on underground’ Russia Mr. Cahan’s latest novel can be recommended.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 258. Ap. 22, ‘05. 450w.

“A well-constructed, forceful, and ably sustained piece of work. Has given us a picture of Russian conditions which we may accept as essentially correct. Of no small merit from the purely literary standpoint.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 654. Mr. 11, ‘05. 140w.

“It would be more exact to characterize this book as a study of Russian social conditions than as a work of fiction, although there is a story as a whole.”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 430. Mr. 18, ‘05. 280w.

“The book is written in an admirable style,—keen, quiet, full of reserve power. The book is a valuable contribution to present-day literature, considered either as fact or fiction. It tells with judgment, with conviction, with emotion, the sad story of a sad people.”

  + + Reader. 5: 784. My. ‘05. 380w.

“A book that impresses one with its power, competence, and fairness. It is a profoundly interesting sociological document that the public may thank Mr. Cahan.”

  + + — R. of Rs. 31 :763. Je. ‘05. 90w.

Caine, Hall. Prodigal son. $1.50. Appleton.

This latest of Hall Caine’s novels has all the strength and the heart sadness found in his other works. Iceland is the home of the tragic story and its characters are the simple folk of the Northland: the factor and his daughters, Thora and Helga; the old governor and his sons, Magnus and Oscar. Magnus resigns Thora, his promised wife, to Oscar, his more fascinating brother, bearing the odium of the broken betrothal that they may be happy. Helga, however, breaks in upon this dearly bought joy, and wins Oscar’s love. The sad death of Thora and the wanderings of the exiled Oscar are strong and dramatic, and his final return home as the renowned Icelandic composer has not the joy of that first prodigal’s home coming, but holds the full sorrow of the years.

“The story shows a confused sense of moral values, and fairly reeks with cheap sentimentality. Its style is common and its situations theatrical. Altogether it is a poorer performance than was to be expected even from the author of ‘The Christian’ and ‘The eternal city.’” W. M. Payne.

  — — Dial. 38: 17. Ja. 1, ‘05. 180w.

“Though the plot is horribly tragic, there are no melodramatic climaxes to detract from the dignity of the style in which it is written. There are exquisite touches of pathos in the descriptions, and in the delineation of character the author shows a keen knowledge of the various phases of human nature. It is intensely emotional, and certainly the strongest book that Hall Caine has ever written.”

  + + Reader. 5: 499. Mr. ‘05. 450w.

“Here, as in all his books, Mr. Caine has the power of wringing his readers’ vitals, yet not the power of convincing them that he is working out a tragedy rather than a melodrama.”

  + + — R. of Rs. 31: 116. Ja. ‘05. 230w.

Caird, Edward. Evolution of theology in the Greek philosophers. *$4.25. Macmillan.

This second course of Gifford lectures is closely allied to the first, delivered ten years earlier at the university of St. Andrew’s, which treated of the evolution of religion. This course treats of the evolution of theology in its first great period. There are lectures upon the relation of reason to religious faith; the three stages in the evolution of theology; the precursors of Plato, the two distinctive tendencies of Plato; Aristotle; post-Aristotelian philosophies; Stoicism; Neo-Platonism; Philo; and Plotinus.

“The theology of the earlier Greek philosophers seems inadequately treated. There is at 54times a tendency to interpretation which seems formal and doctrinaire. The book is entirely free from pedantry. Nevertheless statements occasionally occur which stand much in need of a reference to authorities. It may be questioned whether the author’s horror of mysticism does not lead him into misunderstanding and exaggeration. The advantages of a point of view steadily maintained throughout a discussion ... gives lucidity to the exposition and is a constant challenge to investigation of its adequacy.” H. N. Gardiner.

  + + — Philos. R. 14: 204. Mr. ‘05. 3560w.

Cajori, Florian. Introduction to the modern theory of equations. *$1.75. Macmillan.

“The present work falls into two nearly equal parts. The first 103 pages treat the following topics: Elementary properties and transformation of equations; location and approximation of the roots of numerical equations; solutions of cubic, biquadratic, binomial and reciprocal equations; the linear and Tschirnhausian transformations. The remaining 120 pages are devoted to substitution groups and Galois’s theory of the solution of algebraic equations.”—Science.

“The work has much that may be praised; in particular, its very moderate size, its choice of topics, copious references for further study, and a large number of illustrative examples and problems. Lack of explicitness is manifest.” James Pierpont.

  + + — Science, n.s. 21: 101. Ja. 20, ‘05. 850w.

Caldecott, Alfred, and Mackintosh, H. R., eds. Selections from the literature of theism. *$2.50. Scribner.

Professor Caldecott has edited selections from Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, the Cambridge Platonists, Berkeley, Cousin, Comte, and Janet. While the sections under Professor Caldecott’s care include Kant, Schleiermacher, Mansel, and Latze. There are full notes and references.

“A well-selected collection.”

  + + Am. J. of Theol. 9: 401. Ap. ‘05. 30w.

“The plan of this book, therefore, is excellent, and the careful notes and introductions show that it has been well carried out.”

  + + Ind. 58: 616. Mr. 16, ‘05. 150w.

“The editing of these selections fell into excellent hands. The misgivings of the editors as to the wisdom of the selections made are quite needless, for nothing better could have been desired. The notes and biographical notices are very fine—fresh, scholarly, interesting. Though I have deemed it necessary to say some things of more or less critical character, yet, taking the work as a whole, it is a welcome and highly useful addition to theological literature.” James Lindsay.

  + + — Int. J. Ethics. 15: 247. Ja. ‘05. 1610w. (Survey of contents.)

Caldecott, Rev. W. Shaw. Tabernacle—its history and structure; with a preface by Rev. A. H. Sayce. *$1.75 Union press.

A study of the Old Testament itself has furnished the material for this unconventional, original, and withal, scholarly work on the history and architecture of the tabernacle. The book is divided into four parts: The history of the tabernacle. The triple cubit of Babylonia, The triple cubit of Babylonia as used in the construction of the tabernacle. The triple cubit in Babylonia and in Palestine. The index is complete and the illustrations are good.

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 139. Jl. 29. 460w.

Caldwell, Otis William. Handbook of plant morphology. *$1. Holt.

This volume is based upon the handbook of plant dissection, by J. C. Arthur, Chas. R. Barnes, and John M. Coulter, which Prof. Caldwell has revised, rewritten and extended in order to bring it down to date. There is a preliminary chapter for both teacher and students upon the use and equipment of the laboratory. Eight lessons are devoted to the cyanophyceæ and chlorophyceæ, five to the fungi and lichens, five to the bryophyta, three to the pteridophyta and five to the spermatophyta.

“The types selected illustrate very well the probable steps in the evolution of plants, and the discussions are exceedingly clear and suggestive.” R. B. Wylie.

  + + Bot. G. 39: 424. Je. ‘05. 260w.

“A preliminary chapter on the use and equipment of the laboratory contains some very practical suggestions for the teacher and student. The comparison of the morphological characters that appear in the concise annotations attached to each exercise materially enhances the value of the book.” Carlton C. Curtis.

  + + Educ. R. 29: 425. Ap. ‘05. 270w.

“It is an excellent guide for study of plant structures in a college course.”

  + Ind. 59: 270. Ag. 3, ‘05. 40w.

Calhoun, Alice J. When yellow jasmine blooms. $1.50. Neale.

A story of the southland, with a heroine of the old-fashioned type, of rare beauty and unyielding pride, and a hero who, when he is not trusted without explanation, seeks to hide his wounded heart at the ends of the earth. By the aid of an opal which foretells disaster, and a railroad wreck, all is happily ended “when the jasmine blooms.”

Calkins, Ernest Elmo, and Holden, Ralph. Modern advertising. **$1.50. Appleton.

“‘According to various estimates the amount of money spent to-day in America for advertising ranges from six hundred to one thousand million dollars a year.’ This statement gives some measure of the important part which the art of advertising has come to play in the methods of business in the twentieth century. This volume gives an interesting account of the methods of modern advertising, and attempts to formulate some of the principles which underlie successful publicity.” (Outlook.) The volume belongs to Appleton’s “Business series.”

“Is overloaded with a special plea for the general advertising agent. Yet the authors have their subject practically and thoroughly in hand, and supply an illustrated manual that will be of value particularly to the business man who is planning a campaign of publicity.”

  + + — Critic. 47: 383. O. ‘05. 60w.

“It is as interesting to read as a novel.”

  + + Ind. 58: 1074. My. 11, ‘05. 180w.
  + — Nation. 80: 340. Ap. 27, ‘05. 540w.

“Though the authors have not succeeded in supplying a concise and altogether satisfactory definition of their subject, they have certainly produced a very readable book.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 195. Ap. 1, ‘05. 610w.
  + Outlook. 79: 909. Ap. 8, ‘05. 80w.

“The book is written primarily for the general reader, and as such it will be found to be a most interesting exposition of the subject of advertising and sales-management.”

  + + R. of Rs. 32:128. Jl. ‘05. 390w.

* Calkins, Harvey Reeves. Mind of Methodism. *25c. Meth. bk.

“This little tractate was written by a British Wesleyan missionary for his people in India. It is an excellent description of a catholic Christianity that in general is not particularly distinctive of Methodism from other evangelical ‘isms’ as known among us.”—Outlook.

* + Outlook. 80: 839. Jl. 29, ‘05. 40w.

55Call, Annie Payson. Freedom of life. **$1.25. Little.

“Interior freedom rests upon the principle of non-resistance to all things painful to our natural love of self,” sums the trend of Miss Call’s arguments. Many of the chapters contain comfort, and good advice, and are the result of sure insight: among them are ‘Self-consciousness,’ ‘Human sympathy,’ ‘Dependence and independence,’ ‘Self-control,’ ‘About Christmas,’ and ‘To mothers.’

Reviewed by Edward Fuller.

  + — Critic. 47: 248. S. ‘05. 80w.

“Contains sound logic—and some sophistries; much good sense—and just a little nonsense. Although we have entered a demurrer in regard to certain parts of the book, be it understood that we criticise only the universal application which the author makes of her fundamental principle of non-resistance. The excellent little volume should be widely and thoughtfully read; it is written in a style at once succinct and limpid, and it holds much truth upon which it is safe to build.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 204. Ap. 1, ‘05. 660w.

“‘The freedom of life’ is directed not so much against the bondage of doing wrong as against the bondage of doing right in the wrong way.”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 634. Ap. 22, ‘05. 200w.

“It is a pity that a book always excellent in intention and usually in performance should be marred by such absurdities.”

  + — Reader. 6: 591. O. ‘05. 390w.

Call, Annie Payson. Man of the world. **50c. Little.

The man of the world as Miss Call characterizes him is one who must know evil in order to renounce it, must be capable of understanding all phases of life, must recognize the beauty and power of the things of this world as servants to our highest law, must be in the process of gaining freedom from the world’s evils, must be a citizen of the world sustained by the mind and heart of God.

* “A little book, but sound and sensible as its larger predecessors.”

  + Critic. 47: 572. D. ‘05. 50w.

Calthrop, Samuel R. God and his world: sermons on evolution. *$1.25. Ellis.

Eight scholarly sermons by this venerable Unitarian minister which set forth the doctrine of evolution and “fill that idea full of God.” The sermons are entitled: God, Religion and evolution, One Lord and His name One, Jesus and the evolution of the kingdom of God, Experimental theology and experimental religion, Fate and freedom, God minus man and God in man, and Immortality.

“Dr. Calthrop is a theist, and more thoroughgoing than very many theists. He is also a Christian theist, and distinct as such from many who share with him the name of Unitarian.”

  + Outlook. 80: 837. Jl. 29, ‘05. 300w.

Calvert, Albert F. Life of Cervantes. $1.25. Lane.

This story of Cervantes’ romantic life and adventures was written for the tercentenary of the publication of the first part of “Don Quixote.” The illustrations of the first edition of that book are reproduced, and there is a bibliography, a list of proverbs traceable to Cervantes, and a table giving the editions of “Don Quixote” as brought out in various countries.

“Is a little too obviously written for the tercentenary.”

  + — Acad. 68: 99. F. 4, ‘05. 130w.

“Mr. Calvert is evidently unacquainted with the recent literature of his subject.”

  — — Ath. 1905, 1: 366. Mr. 25. 500w.

“The first brief and satisfactory monograph to be written in English. This narrative is compact and well considered.” H. W. Boynton.

  + + + Atlan. 96: 280. Ag. ‘05. 120w.

“With some simulation of scholarship, however, this ‘Life’ lacks its essence.”

  — + Nation. 80: 355. My. 4, ‘05. 580w.

“It contains a good short account of Cervantes’s adventurous and romantic life, about the only one of convenient size and real fullness known to us.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 296. Ap. 15, ‘05. 450w.

Reviewed by R. B. Cunninghame Graham.

* Sat. R. 100: sup. 3. O. 14, ‘05. 2650w.

* “The ‘Life’ is sufficiently well done.”

  + Spec. 95: sup. 798. N. 18, ‘05. 210w.

* Calvert, Albert Frederick. Moorish remains in Spain. **$15. Lane.

A brief record of the Arabian conquest and occupation of the peninsula with a particular account of the Mohammedan architecture and decoration in the cities of Cordova, Seville, and Toledo, illustrated with eighty-four colored plates and over four hundred black and white illustrations and diagrams. A series of two hundred designs to illustrate the composition and development of various schemes of Arabian ornament, will be found of especial interest to students of Moorish art.

* + Int. Studio. 27: sup. 36. D. ‘05. 280w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 837. D. 2, ‘05. 120w.

Cambridge modern history; planned by Lord Acton; ed. by A. W. Ward, G. W. Prothero, and Stanley Leathes. 12v. ea. **$4. Macmillan.

A comprehensive history of modern times which will be complete in twelve volumes. Two volumes will be published each year, appearing in two series beginning respectively with vol. I and vol. VII. Volumes I, II, III, VII, and VIII have already appeared. The series will consist of—vol. I, The renaissance; vol. II, The reformation; vol. III, Wars of religion; vol. IV, The thirty years war; vol. V, Bourbons and Stuarts; vol. VI, The eighteenth century; vol. VII, The United States; vol. VIII, The French revolution; vol. IX, Napoleon; vol. X, Restoration and reaction; vol. XI, The growth of nationalities; vol. XII, The latest age.

(Vol. II). “The present volume is quite up to the standard of the first: it has the same virtues and the same defects. In only two of the chapters, the first and the last, are those results of clarification which come from the highest kind of specialization really clear.” J. H. Robinson.

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 10:382. Ja. ‘05. 1420w.

(Vol. VIII). “Whatever doubts remain concerning the construction of the book, it should be welcome for the wealth of information it supplies and for the impartial review of fiercely-debated questions which it affords. As a rule it exhibits the tested results of sound scholarship.” A. L. P. Denis.

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 403. Ja. ‘05. 1770w.

“The length of some of the chapters and paragraphs is somewhat disproportionate to the importance of the matters of which they treat. And there are some rather startling omissions. There are moreover a considerable number of misprints and minor errors. Despite all these minor defects, however, there can be no doubt that the third volume of this great work is in every way worthy of the high standard set by the earlier ones.” Roger Bigelow Merriman.

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 11: 145. O. ‘05. 960w. (Review of v. 3.)

(Vol. VIII). “No single-volume history of the French revolution in the English language, and possibly none in the French, contains so much and such well-organized information as that embodied within the compass of this book. In breadth and accuracy of treatment, in the opinion of the reviewer, it is superior to any that has yet appeared in the series.” James Westfall Thompson.

  + + — Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 139. Ja. ‘05. 2110w.

56“Presents too much accidental selection and grouping. The paramount excellence of some of the chapters is so evident that the weakness of the others is made especially evident.” Wm. E. Lingelbach.

  + — Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 598. My. ‘05. 1010w. (Review of v. 3.)

“The index of the present volume is, we are glad to see, a great improvement on its predecessors.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 1: 583. My. 13. 2520w. (Review of v. 3.)

“With one exception, beyond painstaking fidelity and unflagging industry which gathers in every scrap of fact that can be crammed into the work, there is nothing remarkable in the treatment of the subjects. And the devotion to detail seems to have been carried too far.”

  + + — Cath. World. 82: 91. O. ‘05. 3900w. (Review of v. 8.)

“There is a certain lack of homogeneity, produced partly by divergencies both in opinion and in style, and partly by repetitions due to the treatment of a single subject in its different phases. A graver objection is the absence, both from this volume and from that devoted to ‘The reformation,’ of a sufficient statement of the Roman Catholic side. The work would be indispensable to students for its bibliographies alone.”

  + + — Critic. 46: 278. Mr. ‘05. 1280w. (Review of v. 3.)

Reviewed by E. D. Adams.

  + + — Dial. 39: 165. S. 16, ‘05. 1140w. (Review of v. 3.)

Reviews Vols. III and VIII.

    Ind. 58: 669. Mr. 23, ‘05. 700w.

* “A fine, scholarly catalog of events, with little sense for literary form or emphasis. It is learned and fair, but cold and unsympathetic; useful as an encyclopedia, and having little dramatic interest.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1155. N. 16, ‘05. 60w. (Review of v. 3.)

“It is generally accurate; it is critical; it is clearly written; it is dispassionate. The attitude of pure science is worthily maintained.”

  + + Nation. 80: 314. Ap. 20, ‘05. 2930w. (Review of Vol. III.)

“It is everywhere conscientious and never hurried.” Christian Gauss.

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 209. Ap. 8, ‘05. 4100w. (Detailed review of Vol. III.)
  + + Outlook. 79: 398. F. 11, ‘05. 250w. (Review of v. 3.)

Cambridge natural history. *$4.25. Macmillan.

This new work upon systematic ichthyology, “in line with modern concepts respecting the vertebrates or chordates, includes not only the lower types of the vertebrates of the old naturalists, but also the hemichordata and urochordata or tunicates. The old class of fishes ... is replaced by the three classes for more than a generation past adopted in America, that is, the ‘cephalochordata’ (leptocardians), the ‘cyclostomata’ (marsipobranchs) and the ‘pisces’ (teleostomes or fishes proper).” (Science.)

“As a whole the work is good; it ranks higher than any of its forerunners on the same lines of comprehensiveness and in the general quality of its contents. The third section ... is most open to attack; in places it bristles with vexatious little errors, indicating lack of acquaintance with the subject, and shaking one’s faith in portions better treated.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 423. My. 25, ‘05. 1140w.

“Surveyed as a whole, both authors and editors alike are to be congratulated on having produced a work of sterling merit. The psychologist and the student of evolution will find in these chapters of Mr. Boulenger a perfect mine of information.”

  + + + Nature. 72: 103. Je. 1, ‘05. 1990w.

“We shall be grateful, also for the new light which the co-authors of the ‘Cambridge natural history,’ and especially Dr. Boulenger, have thrown and will continue to throw on mooted questions of morphology and classification.” Theo. Gill.

  + + — Science, n.s. 21: 653. Ap. 28, ‘05. 5080w.

Campbell, Gerald, comp. See Fitz Gerald, Edward and Pamela. Letters and portraits of.

Campbell, Reginald John. Sermons addressed to individuals. **$1.25. Armstrong.

As the author states in his preface, these eighteen sermons “are not literature, they are extempore speech.” Each one was suggested by some life story or called out by some confession, or some cry for pastoral aid, and to the text of each sermon is prefixed a short account of the particular case which it was designed to meet. Mr. Campbell is an evangelist, and minister of the City Temple of London.

“But these occasional sermons are not sermons for an occasion merely. Their appeal is a very wide one.”

  + + Bib. World. 26: 154. Ag. ‘05. 130w.
    Ind. 58: 897. Ap. 20, ‘05. 80w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 149. Mr. 11, ‘05. 200w.
  + Outlook. 79: 453. F. 18, ‘05. 220w.

Candler, Edmund. The unveiling of Lhasa. $5. Longmans.

An account of the Lhasa mission from the standpoint of the correspondent of the Daily Mail. He relates the predetermining causes, the diplomatic and historical matters bearing upon the expedition, and a detailed account of the actual journey and of the encounters with the Tibetans. A vivid description of Lhasa, of the monasteries, and of the people follows.

  + + Ath. 1905, 1: 147. F. 4, 2320w.

“A series of clear-cut sketches depicting the every-day life of the people ... form the most striking feature of that portion of Mr. Candler’s book given over to Lhasa.” H. Addington Bruce.

  + + Bookm. 21: 305. My. ‘05. 490w.

Reviewed by Wallace Rice.

  + Dial. 38: 384. Je. 1, ‘05. 490w.

“There is in his pages a breezy personal element, which lends the charm of reality to all he sees and does. His descriptions are brief, and his summing up of the results of the mission clear and forcible.”

  + + Nation. 80: 273. Ap. 6, ‘05. 440w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 116. F. 25, ‘05. 1080w.
    Pub. Opin. 38: 427. Mr. 18, ‘05. 670w.

“A book of remarkable interest. The manner of writing is as admirable as the matter. Other books on the expedition may be written fuller of detailed information, but none can be more thoroughly imbued with its romance. One of Mr. Candler’s most notable gifts is a power of vivid, sympathetic delineation of scenery.”

  + + Spec. 94: 178. F. 4. ‘05. 1260w.

Canfield, Dorothea Frances. Corneille and Racine in England: a study of the English translations of the two Corneilles and Racine with special reference to their presentation on the English stage. **$1.50. Macmillan.

“A valuable feature of this book is the presentation of well-chosen excerpts from the various translations, illustrative of the author’s critical comments. These selections are accompanied by the original text.... Pleasantly suggestive sketches are given of the writers who figured as translators from the time of Charles I to the earlier years of the nineteenth century. Among a crowd of obscure hacks may be noted the names of Katharine Philips (the ‘Matchless Orinda’), Waller, Cotton, Otway, 57Steele, Young (of the ‘Night thoughts’), and Colley Cibber.”—N. Y. Times.

“A quiet, high-bred humor and a marked felicity of phrase brighten many of these pages.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 205. Ap. 1, ‘05. 320w.
    R. of Rs. 31: 250. F. ‘05. 50w.

Canfield, William Walker. Legends of the Iroquois: told by the Cornplanter. **$1.50. Wessels.

The legends and bits of folk-lore here reproduced were told by the Seneca chief, the Cornplanter, to a pioneer of western New York, whose note-book with the valuable jottings came into the possession of Mr. Canfield. Enough of the wild poetry, religious undertone, and imagination was transmitted to enable the author to catch the spirit of the tales, which he has preserved with full understanding and sympathy.

“A valuable and entertaining edition to the literature of our aboriginal folk-lore.”

  + + Critic. 46: 191. F. ‘05. 30w.

“Present what is from several points of view the most fascinating side of Indian character, the poetic and imaginative side. It has a distinct value to the student of ethnology, or anyone who is interested in the study of Indian life and character, it will also appeal with equal force to the reader who seeks only entertainment; for we venture to say that anyone who dips into this book of legends will find them as fascinating as a book of verses or a metrical romance.” L. J. Burpee.

  + + Dial. 38: 121. F. 16, ‘05. 290w.

Canning, Albert Stratford George. Literary influence in British history. *$2.25. Wessels.

In a prefatory note the author states that “In this republished and revised volume I endeavor to trace the influence of literature in British history, with the hope that the book may be of use to readers not familiar with larger works on the subject.” Then follows a review of representative English literature in every period of England’s history from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Scott and Froude. There is much not only of historical and literary but also of biographical interest.

Cannon, Edwin, ed. See Smith, Adam. Wealth of nations.

Capart, Jean. Primitive art in Egypt; tr. * by A. S. Griffith. *$5. Lippincott.

“This exhaustive volume dealing with the early decorative work of the Egyptians on implements and buildings, deals with its subject more from an archaeological than from an artistic standpoint.” (Critic.) The work is largely based upon the discoveries of Prof. Flinders Petrie, and is richly illustrated.

* “Has been ably translated.”

  + + Acad. 68: 599. Je. 3, ‘05. 530w.

* “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.

* “For the student of the problem of the origin of art the author has probably made a valuable contribution, with his clear text, and plentiful illustrations. For the casual reader, however, the often insisted upon details are liable to become wearisome.”

  + + — Critic. 47: 572. D. ‘05. 70w.

* “A distinctive up-to-date book.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 861. D. 2, ‘05. 500w.

* “Is full of curious and interesting reading.”

  + + Spec. 95: 261. Ag. 19, ‘05. 120w.

Capen, Edward Warren. Historical development of the poor law of Connecticut. *$3.50. Macmillan.

Volume XXII. of the “Columbia university studies.” An historical study of the treatment of the poor in Connecticut from the earliest colonial period to the present day, in which the town system of relief is considered as opposed to the state and county systems. There is an excellent bibliography, and there are indexes covering not only the subjects treated but the decisions and statutes cited.

  + + + Acad. 68: 496. My. 6, ‘05. 220w.

“The history is interestingly set forth, each statement of fact is verified by references.”

  + + Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 587. My. ‘05. 140w.
    Dial. 38: 276. Ap. 16, ‘05. 50w.
  + Ind. 59: 933. O. 19, ‘05. 40w.

“In his present monograph Dr. Capen has provided us not only with a most exhaustive exposition of the development of the law from early colonial days, but also with a useful commentary on its workings, pointing out clearly its advantages and defects.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 960. Ap. 15, ‘05. 220w.

* Capen, Oliver Bronson. Country homes of famous Americans. **$5. Doubleday.

“The profusion of pictures large and small with which the book is embellished ... throws a welcome light upon the surroundings of many of our celebrated men, representing, as Mr. T. W. Higginson says in his introduction, ‘not merely the tastes and habits of the man’s household, but the private background of his public life.’ Not all the houses chosen are of equal interest, nor are their owners of equal celebrity.... In all, the homes of eighteen men are chosen, including those of Lee at Arlington, of Jefferson at Monticello, Lowell’s Elmwood, Longfellow’s Craigie house, and Madison’s Montpelier.”—Nation.

* “There has, of late, been much journeying (on paper) to the homes of great men, but none of these journeys has ended in such a fortunate meeting of text and pictures as have those of Mr. Capen.”

  + + Nation. 81: 492. D. 14, ‘05. 460w.
*   N. Y. Times. 10: 769. N. 11, ‘05. 200w.

* Capes, Bernard. Lohengrin. $2. Page.

“This is the third of a series of romances founded on the themes of grand operas.... The illustrations, in black and white, are by Sarcadi Pogany, and fancifully, yet not without plenty of vigor and action, depict the dramatic incidents of the legend, which is repeated in description and dialogue and dramatic succession in the form of the modern historical romance.”—N. Y. Times.

* “Mr. Capes tells his story well and strongly, his descriptions are vivid and significant, and all the drama of the story clearly brought out. But because you are writing of distant days, need your style be such ‘genuine antique’ stuff as this?”

  + — Acad. 68: 833. Ag. 12, ‘05. 300w.

* “This is monstrous fine writing; so fine that for the life of us we cannot tell whether it is meant to be in blank verse or not. Much of it is; some of it is not; and the mixture is merely annoying. There are, too, the inevitable lapses of one who sets out to play a part without conviction.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 233. Jl. 21, ‘05. 400w.
*   N. Y. Times. 10: 707. O. 21, ‘05. 140w.

Capwell, Irene Stoddard. Mrs. Alderman Casey. 75c. Fenno.

In rich Irish brogue the wife of Alderman Casey tells of her experiences in trying to keep up with the social aspirations of her pretty daughter, Mary Ann, who in the end forsakes tennis clubs, Browning clubs, summer hotels and euchre parties for Tom Donovan, the pride of the police force.

58* Carey, Rosa Nouchette. Household of Peter: a novel. (†)$1.50. Lippincott.

“A story of life in a small English country town. Peter is a young doctor, and his household consists of himself, his three sisters, and a faithful serving-woman. There is the usual complement of nobility and gentry.”—Outlook.

* “Altogether this is a soothing and cheerful story.”

  + Ath. 1905, 2: 539. O. 21. 130w.

* “Peter’s household is a wholesome, affectionate set of folks; but at times they are tiresome, and their conversations are too long drawn out.”

  Outlook. 81: 382. O. 14, ‘05. 60w.

Carl, Katherine A. With the empress dowager. **$2. Century.

Miss Carl, thru the influence of Mrs. Conger, wife of the United States minister, was called to Pekin in the summer of 1903 to paint a portrait of the empress dowager. She remained eleven months, and painted four portraits one of which was exhibited at the St. Louis exposition, and during all this time she lived at the Chinese court, and came in daily contact with the empress dowager and the court ladies. She gives a simple, straightforward account of her unique experiences, telling with frank enthusiasm all about her life and the life of those around her in the summer and the winter palaces, until her readers also come under the spell of the empress dowager’s fascinating personality and come to see the Chinese social customs and religious rites in all their picturesque dignity.

*   Critic. 47: 573. D. ‘05. 150w.

* “There is much entertaining tittle-tattle in the volume about Chinese court life, but Her Majesty is lost in the distant perspective.” H. E. Coblentz.

  + — Dial. 39: 379. D. 1, ‘05. 440w.
* + Ind. 59: 1378. D. 14, ‘05. 100w.

“Unfortunately Miss Carl is not an observer or a writer; she was very greatly affected by the divinity that hedges royalty; and her book of more than 300 pages is much such a record as a school girl with an easy pen might send to an admiring club of friends.”

  — + N. Y. Times. 10: 752. N. 4, ‘05. 670w.

* “Her book is of great interest.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 820. D. 2, ‘05. 160w.

“It is believed that the present volume contains the first accurate and satisfactory information concerning the personal appearance and characteristics of an interesting imperial personage.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 580. N. 4, ‘05. 190w.
* + R. of Rs. 32: 755. D. ‘05. 140w.

Carling, John R. Weird picture. (†)$1.50. Little.

A story concerned mainly with the machinations of an Italian artist whose madness and villainy actuate him to follow the Giotto method of stabbing his model to produce a realistic picture. There are some weird effects, exciting discoveries, and thru it all runs the romance of a matter-of-fact Englishman and his beautiful cousin.

“A well conceived and constructed story, which contains some crisp dialogue and characterization.”

  + Ath. 1905, 2: 139. Jl. 29. 150w.

“Those whose blood is yet uncurdled and whose detective sense has never been baffled by literary mystery might try this.”

  Ind. 59 :753. S. 28, ‘05. 40w.
    Outlook. 80: 395. Je. 10, ‘05. 80w.

“The plot is absorbing and well-concealed.”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 868. Je. 3, ‘05. 110w.

Carlyle, R. W., and Carlyle, A. J. History of mediaeval political theory in the West. 3v. v. I. **$3.50. Putnam.

“The object of the joint authors of the present work is to carry in several volumes the history of political theory down to the early seventeenth century.... It is to be strictly a ‘history of theory, not of institutions.’ ... Part I or the introduction of the work devotes two chapters to the political theory of Cicero and Seneca.... Part II is devoted to the political theory of the Roman lawyers.... Part III has for its subject the political theory of the New Testament and the Fathers.... Part IV, the political theory of the ninth century.... Each chapter and each part is followed by a very useful summary, and at the foot of each page are given very lengthy extracts from the sources.”—Am. Hist. R.

“The author of the present volume has brought to his work a thorough knowledge of the early church writers ... and has succeeded in expressing himself in such admirable and lucid English, free from all philosophical abstractions and obscurities, that at no time does his exposition fail to instruct and to interest the reader. This clearness is largely due to the admirable arrangement of the subject-matter and to the method of treatment. No claim could be made that the author has discovered any new theories or new theorists, but he has certainly put many matters in a new light. Throughout his work he seldom shows any familiarity with the researches of modern scholars in the field of political theory, and with but few exceptions he never refers to any secondary authorities. This is a glaring and inexcusable fault in an otherwise highly meritorious work.” James Sullivan.

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 629. Ap. ‘05. 780w.

Carlyle, Thomas. French revolution. *$1.50. Macmillan.

Three volumes uniform with “Bohn’s historical library,” edited by John Holland Rose. The text and foot notes of the author are reproduced verbatim, and there are in addition notes by the editor which supplement the text with more modern information. There is an introduction, and there are appendices and numerous illustrations.

    Nation. 80: 229. Mr. 23, ‘05. 60w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 123. F. 25, ‘05. 260w.

“An excellent library edition.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 705. Mr. 18, ‘05. 4w.

Carlyle, Thomas. Oliver Cromwell; with a selection from his letters and speeches. *60c. McClurg.

“An abridged and newly edited volume of Carlyle’s Cromwell.” It is uniform with “Standard biographies.”

Carman, Albert Richardson. Ethics of imperialism; an enquiry whether Christian ethics and imperialism are antagonistic. **$1. Turner, H. B.

“This is a defense of imperialism by a very radical method of discrediting altruism as an ethical ideal and extolling egoism, personal and national, as the best of all possible principles. This, of course, leads to extreme libertarian views of social policy.”—Ind.

Reviewed by John J. Halsey.

    Dial. 39: 270. N. 1, ‘05. 1000w.
    Ind. 59: 818. O. 5, ‘05. 90w.
    Nation. 81: 287. O. 5, ‘05. 340w.

* Carman, (William) Bliss. Poems. 2v. *$10. Page.

This sumptuous edition has been compiled from Mr. Carman’s various published works, and includes a number of poems which have seen print in magazines but have never before appeared in book form.

* “His work is done so much in the open, his qualities are so frankly and immediately affirmed in it, he is so free from subtleties and intricacies of meaning, that the province of the 59reviewer properly ends with pointing the way to his books as a source of many kinds of intellectual and emotional pleasure—all wholesome, rich, and strong.” Elisabeth Luther Carey.

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 849. D. 2, ‘05. 1140w.

* “He has a true gift of song, an artist’s joy in beautiful words, and that passion for the moods of Nature which of itself transmutes verse into poetry. His defect is to fall occasionally into facile jingles, and now and then into inapposite conceits.”

  + + — Spec. 95: 192. Ag. 5, ‘05. 140w.

* Carman, (William) Bliss. Poetry of life. **$1.50. Page.

A volume of essays which contains besides the title essay, The purpose of poetry; How to judge poetry; The poet in the commonwealth; The poet in modern life; The defence of poetry; Distaste for poetry; Longfellow; Emerson; Mr. Riley’s poetry; Mr. Swinburne’s poetry; The rewards of poetry; Cheerful pessimism; Masters of the world; The poetry of to-morrow; The permanence of poetry.

* “That Mr. Carman is a master of a stimulating style in verse and prose alike is evidenced by this sane, hopeful, yet discriminating study of varied phases of art and life.”

  + Dial. 39: 312. N. 16, ‘05. 380w.
*   N. Y. Times. 10: 786. N. 18, ‘05. 170w.

* “Its value is permanent by reason of the broadly comprehensive treatment which he has given to the subject of poetry in its larger aspects. I am not sure but he is at his best as a critic.” Jessie B. Rittenhouse.

  + + + N. Y. Times. 10: 910. D. 23, ‘05. 1290w.

Carnegie, Andrew. James Watt. **$1.40. Doubleday.

Mr. Carnegie has woven into his biography of the inventor of the steam-engine, out of which he made his fortune, his own philosophy of success, drawing upon his personal experience to point the morals found in his hero’s life.

“In Mr. Carnegie he has found a worthy and sympathetic biographer.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2:115. Jl. 22. 880w.

“The wonderful career of James Watt is here ably retold by a most appreciative countryman with a wealth of comment bearing on or suggested by Watt’s life or inventions, which is scarcely less interesting than the narrative itself.”

  + Engin. N. 53: 625. Je. 15, ‘05. 220w.
  + Ind. 59: 991. O. 26, ‘05. 350w.

“It is in the expression of the author’s views of life and the world that the work’s value mainly lies, for as a biography, it adds naught to the store of available information. Extremely interesting and helpful.”

  + + Lit. D. 21: 94. Jl. 15, ‘05. 560w.

“Its lively, not to say jerky, style would hardly be a sufficient inducement to read this book. The preface names two highly competent engineers as having revised the technical passages, but here and there a sentence may be found to which they can hardly have lent their deliberate approval.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 527. Je. 29, ‘05. 1600w.

“Mr. Carnegie has written a really helpful book, and one which is especially helpful to the young man entering into life’s battles.”

  + Outlook. 80: 246. My. 27, ‘05. 320w.

“There is a good deal of useful information in the book, but the best feature of it is the romantic cast that the author has given to an intrinsically dry subject.”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 837. My. 27, ‘05. 180w.
    R. of Rs. 32: 124. Jl. ‘05. 50w.

“Mr. Carnegie’s book is of the kind to put in the hands of a promising boy. It will stimulate him to work, but not at the expense of the simple moralities and pleasures of a well-regulated life.”

  + + Spec. 95: 396. S. 16, ‘05. 200w.

* Carpenter, Joseph Estlin. James Martineau: theologian and teacher. *$2.50. Am. Unitar.

A book written “at the invitation of the British and Foreign Unitarian association, to describe the life and work of Dr. Martineau in briefer compass than was possible to his first biographers.... Professor Carpenter has had the advantage of the use of certain additional letters which have become available since the publication of the Life and has utilized other papers and correspondence hitherto unused.... The result is an exceedingly valuable ‘study,’ in which the incidents of the life and the characteristics of the man and the thinker are made to throw light upon one another in a way which is possible only to one who, having mastered every detail of his subject, is able to select the essential and significant elements in every case.”—Hibbert J.

* “It is difficult to imagine any class of readers who will easily set down this biography when once they have opened it. The stress of interest will indeed vary, but the admirable lucidity of Mr. Carpenter’s arrangement will render the process of skipping easy and comparatively safe.” Philip H. Wicksteed.

  + + Acad. 68: 560. My. 27, ‘05. 1530w.
* + Ath. 1905, 1: 623. My. 20. 150w.

* “The book is written in a style which, while it gives the impression of perfect accuracy, is yet so clear and graceful that the reader is never either puzzled or wearied.” James Seth.

  + + Hibbert J. 4: 210. O. ‘05. 2150w.

* “It is an original study, based to some extent on new materials, and everywhere showing care and ripe reflection.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 219. Jl. 7, ‘05. 910w.

* “Appearing in Dr. Martineau’s centenary year, it is a timely and permanent memorial of a spiritual leader unsurpassed in the English speaking world.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 941. D. 16, ‘05. 250w.

* “This admirable work is a worthy memorial of a great man. His development is traced with such skill that Mr. Carpenter makes us realize the continual interplay of the outer and inner life. We see in these pages the organic growth, not only of a great intellect but of a great moral force.”

  + + Spec. 95: 757. N. 11, ‘05. 2340w.

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.

Six lectures entitled—Two aspects of Christ’s influence; Christ the perfect type of consciousness; Christ the teacher of principles; Christ the law of the soul; Christ verified in experience; Christ as authority.

“The thought is worthy and is set forth with exceptional literary skill, with recurring pregnant expressions of much suggestiveness.”

  + + Ind. 59: 152. Jl. 20, ‘05. 100w.

* “Exhibits his well-known versatility and literary skill.”

  + Ind. 59: 1160. N. 16, ‘05. 30w.

“A happy combination of poetic feeling and logical clearness characterizes the entire argument.”

  + Outlook. 80: 248. My. 27, ‘05. 150w.
  + + Pub. Opin. 39: 188. Ag. 5, ‘05. 70w.

Carr, Clark. Illini. $2. McClurg.

“A story of the prairies, written from the memories of over half a century lived in Illinois. The author has endeavored to present his views of the position and influence of Illinois among the states, to give an estimate of events, and of those Illinoisans who were conspicuous actors in them, from 1850, the year in which the Fugitive-slave law was enacted, to the opening of the Civil war.”—Bookm.

60“Is a pleasant combination of history, biography, and romance.”

  + Critic. 46: 564. Je. ‘05. 80w.

“The story is not sufficiently interesting to have any advantage over the ordinary historical form.”

  Ind. 58: 844. Ap. 13, ‘05. 160w.

Carroll, John S. Exiles of eternity: an exposition of Dante’s Inferno. *$3. Gorham.

“‘Exiles of eternity’ is an exposition canto by canto, in a simple, popular, yet thoroughly literary style, reaching the aim of bringing before the reader, who may or not be acquainted with the Italian language, the general scope of Dante’s ethical teaching as studied from a broad Anglican point of view, not uncolored by an intense poetical appreciation. This exposition is preceded by a brief sketch of the poet.” (N. Y. Times). The book makes no attempt at special research from original sources, hence there are reproduced several errors of earlier commentators. The author states, however, that his purpose is rather to present his subject in its “broad outlines” than to go into those “mere niceties, ingenuities and intricacies of interpretation” which too often lead Dante scholars astray.

“Characterized by broad general reading among English and American commentators rather than by special research. An English reader who wishes to make the acquaintance of the ‘Inferno’ through a broad and pleasant way with Dante’s ethical rules of action brought strictly up to date, cannot do better than to read Mr. Carroll’s book.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 38. Ja. 21, ‘05. 310w.

Carryl, Guy Wetmore. The garden of years, and other poems. **$1.50. Putnam.

A volume of genuine poetic value, posthumously published, is the gift of Guy Wetmore Carryl to the literature of our time. “In the long poem which lends its title to the present collection, we have a true love poem marked by exquisite feeling and rare felicitous grace of execution. We may but say retrospectively, using Mr. Stedman’s so fitly characterizing words,—‘Still in the strength of youth, he seemed quite equal to either experiences or work, and likely to take his fill of both.’” (Critic).

“Its varied but everywhere irrefragable proofs of poetship. There is abundant evidence in ‘The garden of years’ that Guy Carryl had received the muse’s accolade; and we might add, that, in his own range of inspiration and execution, this young Lycidas ‘hath not left his peer.’” E. M. T.

  + + Critic. 46: 182. F. ‘05. 220w.

“It is a volume of manly sentiment embodied in facile and vigorous measures.”

  + Dial. 38: 199. Mr. 16, ‘05. 270w.

Carson, Thomas G. Man’s responsibility; or, How and why the Almighty introduced evil upon the earth. **$1. Putnam.

“All of Mr. Carson’s argument is to the effect that phrenology is an exact and useful science, and that it should be used in the government of the world and the reclamation of mankind.”—N. Y. Times.

    N. Y. Times. 10: 258. Ap. 22, ‘05. 390w.

Carter, A. Cecil, ed. Kingdom of Siam. **$2. Putnam.

A volume prepared by native Siamese in connection with the commission to the St. Louis exposition. “The materials used by the author are largely furnished by high officials in different departments of government service.” (N. Y. Times). The view of Siam includes a sketch of King Chulalongkorn, and his son, the Prince Maha Vajiravudh, a description of Siam itself,—“the Land of the White Elephant,” a summary of its resources, and a glimpse of the capital city, Bangkok, where modern invention has given crowning touches to the city’s mechanism. The chapter on agriculture is perhaps the best in the book. There are many illustrations, chiefly, however, of temples and public buildings.

“The style will not interest the general reader.”

  + Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 125. Ja. ‘05. 70w.

“Well-written and skilfully arranged work.”

  + + Critic. 46: 381. Ap. ‘05. 110w.

“It contains everything that a stranger needs to know of a fascinating country. The book has no literary endeavor manifest in its pages, being rather a complete handbook of the kingdom, with numerous illustrations of persons and places,—an encyclopedia in little.” Wallace Rice.

  + + Dial. 38: 91. F. 1, ‘05. 150w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 36. Jan. 21, ‘05. 620w.

Carter, Thomas. Shakespeare and the Holy Scriptures, with the version he used. *$3. Dutton.

“Following the plays of Shakespeare in the probable order of their composition, Dr. Carter exhibits the extent to which Biblical ideas and phraseology appear in them. Citations from Shakespeare are from the text of the First folio, published in 1623; citations from the Bible are from the Genevan version (edition of 1598), the popular version of that time, and from the Genevan New Testament of 1557. ‘No writer,’ says Dr. Carter, ‘has assimilated the thoughts and reproduced the words of the Holy Scripture more copiously.’”—Outlook.

“In consequence of this fatal want of judgment, the book may be pronounced to be practically valueless.”

  Nation. 81: 388. N. 9, ‘05. 600w.

“To say the best for it, it is a curious book and a monument of industry.”

  N. Y. Times. 10: 682. O. 14, ‘05. 250w.

“Dr. Carter proves a parallelism between Shakespeare and the Bible abundantly sufficient for his purpose, and need not have overloaded his book with much that is conjectural and doubtful.”

  + — Outlook. 81: 529. O. 28, ‘05. 160w.

“Dr. Carter’s book, in fact, though it displays a minute familiarity with the text of the Bible and puts before the student the full materials for judging for himself, is an absurd overstatement.”

  Sat. R. 100: 437. S. 30, ‘05. 1560w.

* “Enough has been said to show that this large book, notwithstanding the labour spent upon it, is entirely useless for its main purpose; while for the further purpose of estimating Shakespeare’s knowledge of the Bible it is almost as useless, since nine-tenths of the parallels suggested are not parallels at all.”

  — — Spec. 95: 687. N. 4, ‘05. 2010w.

Cartwright, Julia (Mrs. Henry Ady). Life and art of Botticelli. *$4. Dutton.

This is an expansion of a study published a year or so ago, and is copiously illustrated with reproductions from the famous works of the painter. “This clear narrative restates the results of modern research and gives a trustworthy account of the Florentine painter’s career. What he owed to Savonarola and Dante is set forth in straightforward fashion, and his works are surveyed in chronological order, one by one.” (Atlan.)

Reviewed by Royal Cortissoz.

  + Atlan. 95: 278. F. ‘05. 90w.

“Her work forms ... a homogeneous whole, that is, however, somewhat marred here and there by certain strange mannerisms.”

  + + — Int. Studio. 24: 369. F. ‘05. 200w.

“A notable contribution to the descriptive literature of art. The author is evidently steeped in artist-lore, and in this handsome volume has presented a treatise of an art school as well as a biography of Botticelli.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31 :252. F. ‘05. 70w.

61Carver, Thomas Nixon. The distribution of wealth. **$1.50. Macmillan.

In treating the value-and-distribution problem, “Professor Carver has earned high praise in that he has, with perfect clearness, defined precisely his point of view, systematically presented his doctrinal position, and carried it out with consistent argument.” The relation between values and distributive shares is traced out by Professor Carver as follows: “The value of the agent is determined by the value of the product. But what determines the value of the product? The relative want. And what determines the relative want? The relative supply. And what determines the relative supply? The cost of production. And what determines the cost of production? The value of the agents employed. And what determines the value of the agents? The value of the product; etc., etc.” The foregoing questions are discussed and answered. The law of diminishing returns is made the central feature of the theory of distribution. The author “pronounces strongly in favor of preserving the distinction between land and capital both for static and dynamic purposes; he sees, indeed, as bearing upon the relations of land and capital to cost, no significance in the distinction between static and dynamic.” Quotations from J. Pol. Econ.

“The reader has only to study a few pages before the earnestness with which the subjects are expounded infects him. The exposition is clear, and occasionally graphic representations are given to make it impossible for the student to escape comprehension.”

  + + Acad. 68: 51. Ja. 14, ‘05. 110w.

“The work under consideration is admirable as a theoretical discussion in that it is centralized about the shares in distribution, preceded by what the author considers necessary by way of introduction, namely ‘value,’ ‘diminishing returns,’ and ‘forms of wealth and income.’ The concrete is everywhere uppermost throughout the book. The style is characterized by a certain vivacity which greatly enlivens the discussion and claims the attention of the reader whether he agrees or disagrees with the conclusions.” J. E. Conner.

  + + Ann. Am. Acad. 25: 346. Mr. ‘05. 540w.

“The book is in the main a clear and careful restatement of the prevalent ideas on the theory of distribution as now accepted. The book is moderate in tone and in conclusions.” H. Parker Willis.

  + + Dial. 38: 266. Ap. 16, ‘05. 790w.

“The power and significance of the work. Too much can hardly be said in commendation of the book for its clarity and simplicity of style, its skill and effectiveness of statement, and its logical and attractive arrangement of material. It seems worth while to express forthwith the conviction that Professor Carver’s theoretical position is untenable, for the reason that he attempts to make of value and distribution two distinct problems.” H. J. Davenport.

  + + — J. Pol. Econ. 13: 131. D. ‘04. 3050w.
  + + Nation. 80: 290. Ap. 13, ‘05. 120w.

* Gary, Elisabeth Luther. Novels of Henry James: a study. **$1.25. Putnam.

“An attractive volume illustrated with a new portrait of Mr. James and an etching of his home at Rye in England; and supplemented by a bibliography zealously compiled by Mr. Frederick A. King.... Miss Carey ... reviews all his work from the beginning; traces his development step by step, and treats in separate chapters of the power of his imagination and the value of his philosophy.”—N. Y. Times.

* “If there is weakness anywhere in this interesting and luminous study it is in the chapter on ‘Philosophy.’ One wishes that more expansion of Mr. James’s moral and psychologic messages had been included.” Annie Russell Marble.

  + + Dial. 39: 441. D. 16, ‘05. 820w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 782. N. 18, ‘05. 160w.

* “A remarkably interesting and well-rounded piece of contemporary criticism.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 890. D. 9, ‘05. 290w.

Castaigne, Andre. Fata Morgana. $1.50. Century.

This romance of art student life in Paris easily draws into one circle a circus rider, the daughter of a Chicago millionaire, the Duke of Morgana, the various critics, models, artists and poets of greater or lesser degree. The setting is Bohemian rather than artistic, and the characters are often coarse. The career of Phil Longwell, a young American painter, is followed through years of struggle from the time when he first falls in love with Hella, the pretty circus-girl friend of his boyhood, to the time when he wins honors, success and the admiration of the young American heiress. His paintings of the Fata Morgana, its strange legend and the simple faith of the people of Morgana, form striking contrast to the cynicism of Parisian life. The book is illustrated by the author.

“Unquestionably the plot is thin and the construction faulty. Is a typical artist’s book, full of life and colour.”

  + — Bookm. 21: 183. Ap. ‘05. 280w.

“Charming as is Monsieur Castaigne’s narrative, the chief interest will probably centre in the illustrations. In it the layman ... will find a rich store of interest and entertainment.”

  + Int. Studio. 24: sup. 104. F. ‘05. 400w.

“No less striking in plot than in title, it rests the reader wearied of stereotyped and hackneyed situations.”

  + Reader. 6: 116. Je. ‘05. 320w.

* Castle, Mrs. Agnes (Sweetman), and Castle, Edgerton. Heart of Lady Anne. $1.50. Stokes.

In the time of powder, masks and patches, Squire Day married the spoiled beauty, Lady Anne, and the story of her heart is the story of how she chafed at life on her young husband’s estate, how she went up to London as guest of Lady Kilcroney, who was Kitty Bellairs, and how she encountered the scheming, cruel world of fashion which taught her that her husband, who knew how to reveal himself as an heroic figure at the critical moment in each of her sad experiences, and who even aroused her jealousy toward the last, was the real master of the situation and of her heart.

* “A tale in Dresden china, so dainty and clever as fully to satisfy the taste for Dresden, but arousing no very strong feeling.”

  + Acad. 68: 1154. N. 4, ‘05. 510w.

* “No authors know better how to use romance than Mr. and Mrs. Castle, and none can give the air of this artificial century with so excellent a grace.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 680. N. 18. 340w.

* “Dainty bit of eighteenth century romancing.”

  + Dial. 39: 448. D. 16, ‘05. 110w.

* “‘Tis a beguiling tale.”

  + Ind. 59: 1483. D. 21, ‘05. 250w.

* “Has quite the dash of the authors’ earlier stories.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 822. D. 2, ‘05. 120w.

* “Has, in a less degree, the sparkle and liveliness of the authors’ former work.”

  + Outlook. 81: 1040. D. 23, ‘05. 90w.

Castle, Agnes, and Castle, Egerton. Rose of the world. $1.50. Stokes.

“The story opens in India, where the reader has a glimpse of official English life. The tragedy of widowhood descends upon a girl wife, who lives to realize the meaning of her sorrow.”—Outlook.

“This is, perhaps, the finest book that Mr. and Mrs. Egerton Castle have as yet produced—daring, original, moving. The plot is developed with that reticence which is the soul of art; the tension is relieved by delightful touches of humor, charming descriptions of scenery, clever character-drawing.”

  + + Acad. 68: 519. My. 13, ‘05. 1170w.

62“If this is not the best of their novels, it takes high rank among them.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 1: 713. Je. 10. 500w.

“At one stroke a delicate psychological study is metamorphosed into a Wilkie Collins melodrama.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

  + — Bookm. 21: 366. Je. ‘05. 710w.

“As a piece of story-telling, it is almost good. Only, unfortunately, the heroine does not in the least belong to this era of the world.”

  + — Critic. 46: 563. Je. ‘05. 200w.

“The charm is essentially one of style, for the plot is not remarkable, and the situations verge upon the melodramatic.” W. M. Payne.

  + + — Dial. 38: 388. Je. 1, ‘05. 270w.

“In this second and more critical reading the careful workmanship of the writers is everywhere apparent.” Herbert W. Horwill.

  + + + Forum. 37: 109. Jl. ‘05. 670w.

“A tale which, had it but broken off 100 pages from the end, might have ranked with the few things which bear reading more than once.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 153. My. 12, ‘05. 580w.

“In their latest book they have lost none of their brilliancy of description.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 322. My. 20, ‘05. 430w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 392. Je. 17, ‘05. 170w.

“The tale is well written, with touches of comedy in minor characters.”

  + Outlook. 79: 1061. Ap. 29, ‘05. 40w.

“A story that is touched by a rosy glamor and strengthened by apt characterization.”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 796. My. 20, ‘05. 190w.

“The story, in fact, for all its wildness, claims attention as a serious study in character, while the events are sensational enough to attract the unpsychological.”

  + — Sat. R. 99: 778. Je. 10, ‘05. 310w.
  Spec. 94: 789. My. 27, ‘05. 280w.

* Castle, Frank. Machine construction and drawing. *$1.25. Macmillan.

“The author first describes the necessary drawing instruments, and explains their use. He then sets out in detail, with proportional dimensions, various forms of common fastenings, such as rivets, bolts, keys, etc. Then come some chapters containing examples of mill work, followed by others dealing with steam-engine details. The final chapter gives a short account of the physical properties of materials used in construction. Sets of useful exercises occur at intervals, and a few calculations of strengths are given.... The drawings which abound throughout the work represent good practice, are fully dimensioned, very clearly printed, and will be appreciated, by teachers and students alike.”—Nature.

* + Acad. 68: 962. S. 16, ‘05. 160w.

* “While not free from minor defects, the book can be cordially recommended for use in drawing classes, and to young engineers who are seeking after knowledge on which to base subsequent work in machine design.”

  + + — Nature. 72: 533. S. 28, ‘05. 280w.
*   N. Y. Times. 10: 710. O. 21, ‘05. 210w.

Casual essays of The Sun; editorial articles on many subjects, clothed with the philosophy of the light side of things. $1.50. Priv. ptd.

Extracts from the editorial pages of the New York Sun, which “touch lightly upon many subjects—upon the passing of the negro minstrel and the banjo, upon mince pie, ... famous men and institutions ... upon college yells, hairpins, Solomon, and the impropriety of addressing the president of the United States as ‘Excellency.’ There is some delectable and curious matter about poets old and new.... You may find also essays on English and reformed manners of spelling it, ... essays upon women of all ages, upon sweethearts and loves, essays upon mothers-in-law, and even essays upon the cup that cheers.” (N. Y. Times.)

“One likes to save it for the choice hours, when one is really alone.” Edward Fuller.

  + + Critic. 47: 247. S. ‘05. 280w.

“There is no evidence that the writer is restrained by any limitations of conscience, consistency or charity from putting down anything interesting or amusing that comes into his head.”

  + — Ind. 59: 639. S. 14, ‘05. 160w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 388. Je. 17, ‘05. 200w.

“There is much excellent fooling here.”

  + + Outlook. 80: 92. My. 6, ‘05. 130w.

Catch words of cheer, compiled by Sara A. Hubbard. **$1. McClurg.

Printed in dark green ink with green marginal decorations and a touch of red in the headings, this attractive little volume pleases the eye, while the catch words culled from St. Paul, Cicero, Maeterlinck, Carlyle, Tennyson, Shakespeare, Helen Keller, Ruskin, Goethe, Longfellow, and a host of other writers of all ages, are wisely chosen to bring help and comfort. There is a quotation for each day of the year.

* “An excellent combination of high seriousness and enlivening humor.”

  + + Dial. 39: 448. D. 16, ‘05. 80w.

* “A collection of bright, comforting, helpful sayings.”

  + R. of Rs. 32: 640. N. ‘05. 40w.

Cather, Willa Sibert. Troll garden. $1.25. McClure.

Seven short stories of artist life, emotional psychological, and pathetic, under the titles: Flavia and her artists, The sculptor’s funeral, The garden lodge, A death in the desert, The marriage of Phædra, A Wagner matinee, and Paul’s case.

“Is a collection of freak stories that are either lurid, hysterical or unwholesome, and that remind one of nothing so much as the colored supplement to the Sunday papers. The ‘purple patches’ of learning in the book, like the thrills, seem sewed on here and there, with one eye closed to get the effect.” Bessie du Bois.

  — — + Bookm. 21: 612. Ag. ‘05. 1320w.

* “There is real promise in these half-dozen stories. Miss Cather has sincerity and no small degree of insight.”

  + + Critic. 47: 476. N. ‘05. 200w.

“Taken as a whole, the book indicates more than usual talent for close delineation.”

  + Dial. 38: 394. Je. 1, ‘05. 140w.

“There is promise of something greater in them all.”

  + — Ind. 58: 1482. Je. 29, ‘05. 260w.

“In this collection of seven stories the author has shown a great deal of deep feeling and real ability, but many of the stories are too ambitious, and seem to be more the work of promise than of fulfillment.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 303. My. 6, ‘05. 230w.

“They are singularly vivid, strong, true, original, and they have withal a richness of quality one might almost say of timbre, like a contralto voice.”

  + Reader. 6: 477. S. ‘05. 170w.

Catherine of Siena, St., tr. by Vida D. Scudder. *$2.50. Dutton.

Selections from the letters of Catherine for long counted among Italian classics. “Mystics are not good letter writers, for mystics are bound to be without humor, and Catherine’s are all religious letters, full of obscure and jarring medieval imagery. But they are human documents. She only learned to write by miracle three years before her death, and until then she employed young aristocrats as secretaries. Her correspondence was wonderfully varied. ‘She wrote to prisoners and outcasts; to great nobles and plain business men; to physicians, lawyers, soldiers of fortune; to kings and queens, and cardinals and popes; to recluses ... 63and to men and women of the world.’” (Lond. Times.)

“Excellent, too, are the small forewords to the various letters, giving vivid glimpses of the young saint’s various correspondents, and incidentally of the composite society of that time.”

  + + Acad. 68: 681. Jl. 1, ‘05. 1880w.

“For once we are in the pleasant position of finding nothing to blame; and this because the editor has not only done what was needful, but also (a rarer thing in editors) refrained from doing what was unneedful.”

  + + + Ath. 1905, 2: 430. S. 30. 1390w.

“Miss Scudder’s translation is finely made; and, in the passages we have compared with the original, is perfectly faithful. A more readable version could hardly have been attempted.”

  + + + Cath. World. 82: 112. O. ‘05. 1430w.
  + + Dial. 39: 278. N. 1, ‘05. 360w.

“Miss Scudder has done her task admirably both as translator and as editor.”

  + + Lond. Times. 4: 224. Jl. 14, ‘05. 1400w.

“The perfervid language of religious ecstacy in which they are couched does not fit the English tongue.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 499. Jl. 29, ‘05. 480w.
  + + Outlook. 80: 1073. Ag. 26, ‘05. 180w.

“It would be difficult to praise Miss Scudder’s work too highly.”

  + + + Spec. 95:497. O. 7, ‘05. 1630w.

Cator, Dorothy. Everyday life among the head-hunters, and other experiences from East to West. $1.75. Longmans.

“We needn’t pretend here to follow Mrs. Cator in her wanderings, but she spent two years in Borneo and lived among the gruesome ‘head-hunters’ while her husband dealt with lawbreakers among them. She visited China and Japan, (before the last war) and has spent several years upon the worst parts of the African west coast, living there much of the time in mud huts among the natives and seeing them as they are.” (N. Y. Times.) Her narrative is of exceptional interest. Many photographs illustrate the volume.

“Mrs. Cator writes simply and straightforwardly, just, we should imagine, as she talks: and her book is not only chatty and amusing, but contains some very fresh and clear-sighted comments on government, civilization, foreign missions, etc.”

  + + Acad. 68: 1111. O. 21, ‘05. 230w.

* “Her narrative has sufficient charm and vivacity to justify its publication.”

  + Ath. 1905, 2: 759. D. 2. 370w.

“Writes with a mixture of girlish simplicity and womanly shrewdness which is nothing short of charming.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 745. N. 4, ‘05. 840w.

Cattell, Henry Ware. Post-mortem pathology: a manual of post-mortem examinations and the interpretations to be drawn therefrom. *$3. Lippincott.

A second revised and enlarged edition of this “practical treatise for students and practitioners,” copiously illustrated. “Several improvements over the first edition have been introduced, including the chapter on the bones and joints, and nearly thirty new illustrations. Important changes have also been made in various chapters during the revision.” (Science.)

“There are but few things connected with autopsies that will not be found mentioned in the volume.” Lewellys F. Barker.

  + + + Science, n.s. 21: 784. My. 19. ‘05. 1340w.

* Cavendish, George. Life and death of Cardinal Wolsey. *$7.50. Houghton.

“A large and handsome quarto, printed on light, English made paper, in large, clear type, and bound in green boards with buckram back, the Wolsey arms being stamped in gold on the cover. The edition is believed to be from the most authoritative text and contains the full-page photogravures, reproduced in sepia and red chalk tints, of Wolsey, Henry VIII., Thomas Cromwell, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Mary Tudor, and Charles Brandon, and others mentioned in the book, reproduced from paintings by Holbein and others.”—N. Y. Times.

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton.

* + + Atlan. 96: 842. D. ‘05. 230w.

* “The volume is of interest not only as an unusually early biographical attempt, but as well because of its dramatic presentation of this great chapter in English history.”

  + + Critic. 47: 573. D. ‘05. 110w.

Reviewed by Edward E. Hale, jr.

* + + Dial. 39: 375. D. 1, ‘05. 650w.

* “It is certainly a work of great interest for the historical student, and is now presented in a most beautiful and appropriate setting.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 654. O. 7, ‘05. 350w.
* + + Outlook. 81: 715. N. 25, ‘05. 240w.

Cawein, Madison Julius. Vale of Tempe. *$1.50. Dutton.

“‘The Vale of Tempe,’ by Madison Cawein is a volume which, along with some crudities and weakness, has both the old glamour of poesy and an individual tang, so to say, that is uncommon in contemporary verse. Mr. Cawein draws his inspiration in equal draughts from the Kentucky landscape and from the world of pagan poetry, and in at least two of the aptitudes of the poet he stands pretty much by himself. His turn for vivid imaginative phrase is of the first order.... His command of the technique of tone-color is also exceptional.”—Nation.

* Critic. 47: 583. D. ‘05. 90w.

* “Mr. Cawein is a ‘true poet,’ both in his art and in his inspiration.”

  + + — Nation. 81: 302. O. 12, ‘05. 560w.
*   N. Y. Times. 10:593. S. 9, ‘05. 280w.

Chadwick, H. Munroe. Studies on Anglo-Saxon institutions. *$2.50. Macmillan.

Mr. Chadwick says that his book “makes no claim to offer a comprehensive survey of the problems of ancient English sociology,” that his object has been “to call attention to those branches of the subject which seemed not to have been sufficiently regarded by previous writers. For example, in sketching the history of the kingdoms I have given special attention to the evidence relating to Kent, Sussex, Essex, and the Hwicce. On the other hand Mercian and Northumbrian history has been treated of more briefly, because I had little or nothing to add to what had already been said.” Following a discussion of the monetary system, he describes the coins, their values, terms for money, etc. He also discusses the social system, the administrative system, and the origin of the nobility.

“Too many of his conclusions are based on very little or very questionable evidence; some are probabilities merely. Mr. Chadwick’s work is a remarkably suggestive study: new interpretations are proposed and the possibilities of certain neglected materials are clearly indicated.” Laurence M. Larson.

  + + — Am. Hist. R. 11: 135. O. ‘05. 660w.
  + + + Ind. 59: 333. Ag. 10, ‘05. 340w.

“For the Heptarchic period in particular Mr. Chadwick’s results are of real value.”

  + + + Nation. 81 :185. Ag. 31, ‘05. 580w.

“Great caution marks all of Mr. Chadwick’s work.”

  + + Nature. 71: 380. F. 23, ‘05. 290w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 118. F. 25, ‘05. 340w.

“He has handled some of the most perplexing problems of ancient English sociology with painstaking industry.”

  + + + Sat. R. 100: 252. Ag. 19, ‘05. 210w.

“He investigates the subject with the most 64scrupulous care, accurately weighing the evidence of various documents, and maintaining an entirely scientific attitude. His book is a valuable contribution to the study of historical origins.”

  + + + Spec. 94: 222. F. 11, ‘05. 250w.

Chadwick, John White. Later poems. *$1.25. Houghton.

The best verses in this volume deal with the common weal and woe of humanity, and the “deep things of God.” The poet also sings of the lighter phases of human existence, “his thoughtful love of nature finds charming expression in many fugitive pieces” (Outlook). In others, especially in “Timeo Danaos,” a high and nobly exigent patriotism shines forth.

  + Critic. 46: 565. Je. ‘05. 130w.

“A pleasing addition to our store of occasional and memorial verse.” Wm. M. Payne.

  + Dial. 39: 66. Ag. 1, ‘05. 370w.

“It is some compensation for the over-polemical character of Mr. Chadwick’s verses that their serious thoughtfulness leaves an impression of sobriety and dignity.” Herbert W. Horwill.

  + — Forum. 37: 246. O. ‘05. 700w.

“His poetic product was of a ripeness which shows, if not genius, at any rate talent of the first order.”

  + + Nation. 81: 18. Jl. 6, ‘05. 290w.

“As they stand, however, they represent the fine warm masculine intellect of which they, with many other virtues and felicities, are the fruit.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 264. Ap. 22, ‘05. 350w.

“His poems are not without their singing quality, but this is never merely the lilt of the care-free warbler. The mystery and wonder and tragedy and spiritual meaning of life are ever with him.”

  + Outlook. 79: 1060. Ap. 29, ‘05. 560w.

Chadwick, Samuel. Humanity and God. **$1.50. Revell.

“The author ... is known in England for his success as a Wesleyan missioner.... A vein of mysticism runs through his thought, but his speech is pointed and vigorous. He is a skillful Biblical expositor, and his discourse on ‘The extra mile’ is one of the best in the multitude of those on Jesus’ doctrine of non-resistance. The theology underlying all is a blend of old and new, largely old, but on the bed-rock of the new, the identity of the human and the divine. This gives to the collection its title.”—Outlook.

    Outlook. 79: 450. F. 18, ‘05. 100w.

* Chamberlain, Charles Joseph. Methods in plant histology. *$2.25. Univ. of Chicago press.

A two-part work which has grown out of a course in histological technique conducted by the author at the University of Chicago. The first part deals with the principles of fixing and staining, and the various other processes of microtechnique; the second, with the application of these principles to specific cases.

Chamberlain, Esther, and Chamberlain, Lucia. Mrs. Essington. $1.50. Century.

The scene of the little drama enacted in this story is a hospitable California country house, and the actors are mainly the daughter of the hostess, young, strong, athletic, and a charming widow, who side by side run an altogether modest race for the affections of the one ineligible young man of the party, a poor composer.

“‘Mrs. Essington’ is a book which commands the reader’s interest—nay, more, his admiration.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 365. Je. 3, ‘05. 310w.

“It is a story filled with dramatic possibilities, and of these the authors ... have taken ample advantage.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 390. Je. 17, ‘05. 180w.

“This is a clever book in several ways, with plenty of atmosphere and nothing out of drawing, but this study of loss and renunciation carries it beyond cleverness into quite another class.”

  + Outlook. 80: 393. Je. 10, ‘05. 100w.
    Pub. Opin. 39: 93. Jl. 15, ‘05. 230w.

Chamberlain, Georgia Louise. Introduction to the Bible for teachers of children: a manual for use in the Sunday schools or in the home. $1. Univ. of Chicago press.

“A most admirable elementary course in Biblical introduction, designed to give children of the fourth grade, or about ten years of age, familiar acquaintance with the various books of the Bible and their varied character, and the ability to use the Bible intelligently.”—Ind.

“The most prominent—and evidently the most purposeful—omission is that of any reference to the inspiration of the Bible.”

  — — Cath. World. 80: 820. Mr. ‘05. 780w.

“The lessons are well arranged, the suggestions to teachers are clear and stimulating, and the entire work shows diligence and thoroughness in preparation.”

  + + Ind. 58: 1012. My. 4, ‘05. 320w.

Chambers, Robert William. Iole. $1.25. Appleton.

A rather gushy poet with soft white fingers brings up his eight lovely daughters to roam the fields in pink pajamas, talk Greek, and keep near to nature. When the mortgage on his home is to be foreclosed the agent falls in love with the oldest daughter, the owner with the second one, and they all leave nature for the city. The remaining daughters also have romances.

  + — Ind. 59: 395. Ag. 17, ‘05. 110w.
  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 366. Je. 3, ‘05. 710w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 390. Je. 17, ‘05. 220w.

“Originally a fantastical bit of extravaganza printed as a short story, this has been expanded into a book, and thereby much of its cleverness and freshness lost.”

  + — Outlook. 80: 392. Je. 10, ‘05. 140w.

* “Skipping boldly, now, from Japanese ancestor-worship to contemporary satire, we hail Robert Chambers prince of the last half-year’s production.”

  + R. of Rs. 32: 760. D. ‘05. 190w.

Chambers, Robert William. Reckoning. $1.50. Appleton.

“The city of New York, loyal at heart, and sorely besieged by the English, within and without, is the scene of this romance.... A brave youth is selected by his Excellency, Mr. Washington, acts as a spy in the city, and finally escapes the peril of his position, to be rewarded as a courageous soldier in open battle. The heroine, a belle in the gay Tory circles, bewitches the hero, after much banter and playing at love-making. Emerging from a tangle of cross-purposes, she proves herself a noble woman, brave enough to sacrifice all for her lover and his country.”—Outlook.

“This is emphatically the best work yet done by that very promising author. But for one fatal blot it might almost be counted a masterpiece, as in writing, vigour, interest and the other attributes of a good novel it far excels any former attempt of the writer. But he has had the perversity to make his hero a spy.”

  + + — Acad. 68: 1026. O. 7, ‘05. 270w.

“A stirring romance, full of action and of the savor of the period and scenes described.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 504. O. 14. 260w.

* “The new work is as good as ‘Cardigan.’ He gives us historical truth, wholesome excitement, and no small measure of literary art all at once; 65and for so much of good it would be churlish not to give thanks.” Wm. M. Payne.

  + Dial. 39: 309. N. 16, ‘05. 120w.

“Incidents, after all, never make up for people; and the end of the war, which ends the book, comes as a very considerable relief. The tale is an anti-climax only because the author struggles too frantically to urge the pace and exhausts our energies prematurely.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 341. O. 13, ‘05. 440w.
*   N. Y. Times. 10: 823. D. 2, ‘05. 120w.
  + Outlook. 81: 383. O. 14, ‘05. 110w.

“In spite of unreality and preposterous over-coloring, he gives the impression of reality. It is good reading for a quiet evening.”

  + Pub. Opin. 39: 504. O. 14, ‘05. 310w.

* “Exceedingly good reading.”

  + Spec. 95: 762. N. 11, ‘05. 240w.

* Chamblin, Jean. Lady Bobs, her brother and I: a romance of the Azores. $1.25. Putnam.

“A pleasant little romance told in letters to her friend by the girl most involved. Incidentally some graphic descriptions of the Azores and their inhabitants are introduced among the junketings of a group of American and English visitors to the islands.”—Outlook.

* “Besides this pleasing little romance, however, the story has its charm in witty descriptions and quaint turns of phrases.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 825. D. 2, ‘05. 230w.

* “Kate is a witty letter-writer and is capable of flashing out bits of spontaneous humor.”

  + Outlook. 81: 836. D. 2, ‘05. 80w.

Champlin, John Denison, and Lucas, Frederic Augustus. Young folks’ cyclopaedia of natural history. $2.50. Holt.

Taking its place with the Champlin cyclopaedias of “Literature and art,” “Common things,” “Persons and places,” and “Games and sports,” this work “includes in a single compact volume, at a moderate price, an outline of the entire animal kingdom, from the largest mammal down to the tiniest insect that has to be studied under a magnifying glass.”

“The book will be most useful to children, who will find it too interesting to be considered mere study.”

  + + + Critic. 47: 287. S. ‘05. 50w.

* “A treasure-house for the young naturalist.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1390. D. 14, ‘05. 20w.

“The text in general shows little systematic grasp in the arrangement of facts, either in the articles as a whole or in any article in particular. The text throughout bears testimony to painstaking compilation rather than to ready knowledge.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 509. Je. 22, ‘05. 510w.

“Is a mine of information.”

  + + + N. Y. Times. 10: 491. Jl. 22, ‘05. 380w.

“The articles are clearly written and the subjects are treated in good proportion as to relative importance.”

  + + + Outlook. 80: 196. My. 20. ‘05. 100w.
  + + + Pub. Opin. 39: 252. Ag. 19, ‘05. 70w.

Champney, Elizabeth Williams. Romance of the French abbeys. **$3. Putnam.

Mrs. Champney gives the result of last summer’s wanderings among the abbeys of France. She weaves into her descriptions the history and romance that cling to these fast decaying relics of the life and culture of the mediaeval times. The illustrations are many and excellent, including photogravures from historical paintings, and architectural half-tones.

* “The author is neither archaeologist nor sociologist, but a woman who has placed her descriptions and told her stories with unusual charm of manner.”

  + Critic. 47: 579. D. ‘05. 110w.
* + Dial. 39: 386. D. 1, ‘05. 170w.

“A pleasantly readable mixture of history and legend.”

  + Ind. 59: 815. O. 5, ‘05. 240w.

“The book, then, will hold its own as a collection of attractive and instructive pictures, while the text is found to be just such a collection of fantastical, pathetic, and half-humorous stories as tradition associates with the monasteries of France.”

  + Nation. 81: 299. O. 12, ‘05. 250w.

“She tells fourteen stories.... All are picturesque and are told with ingenuity and with a certain fidelity to the atmosphere and spirit of the times to which they relate.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 654. O. 7, ‘05. 320w.

* “The combination of Mrs. Champney’s art with history and romance is beyond measure taking; the book is irresistible.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 820. D. 2, ‘05. 100w.
* + Pub. Opin. 39: 732. D. 2, ‘05. 150w.

* “Mrs. Champney writes pleasantly and has a good subject—though sometimes she is tiresome, especially in her treatment of legends in the picturesque style.”

  + — Sat. R. 100: sup. 14. D. 9, ‘05. 200w.

Chancellor, William E. Our schools. $1.50. Heath.

“In this treatment of school management, the subject is defined, not as the control and the instruction of individual pupils, but as the organization, maintenance, administration, direction, and supervision of schools, and the planning of schoolhouses. The book is designed for all persons interested in the control of schools and school systems.”

“Mr. Chancellor’s style throughout the volume is direct and practical. His composition is inelegant, if not occasionally ungrammatical.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 2: 78. Jl. 15. 650w.

“As a guide to the novice, the work will undoubtedly prove useful. As a study in social control, it is a masterpiece. Anyone interested in knowing the schools as part of the social machinery of the country will find the work profitable.”

  + + + Dial. 38: 270. Ap. 16, ‘05. 290w.

“All persons engaged in the practical work of administrating and managing schools will be glad to get hold of this volume, and will be grateful to its author for the vast wealth of concrete instances which he has adduced to illustrate the attitudes and conduct of those with whom school officers have to deal in their work of directing public schools.” Samuel T. Dutton.

  + + Educ. R. 29: 195. F. ‘05. 1210w. (Survey of contents.)

“It is a book of high ideals and much common sense.”

  + + Ind. 59: 273. Ag. 3, ‘05. 60w.

“It impresses us as being crammed full of suggestive material that will prove of great value for classroom use in departments of education and in normal schools.”

  + + School R. 13: 274.* Mr. ‘05. 110w.

“The greatest weakness is in the method of treatment. This is strikingly unscientific. The second great weakness in this work is the narrow point of view. A third characteristic weakness is seen in the trivialities with which the book is loaded.” Junius L. Meriam.

  — — — School R. 13: 517. Je. ‘05. 1350w.

Chancellor, William Estabrook, and Hewes, Fletcher Willis. United States: a history of three centuries, 1607-1904; population, politics, war, industry, civilization. 10 pts. pt. 1. **$3.50. Putnam.

The purpose of the joint authors in offering a new work on American history is “to present in a comprehensive and carefully proportioned narrative an account of the beginnings of the national existence and of the successive stages in the evolution of our distinctive national qualities and institutions.” Colonization, 1607-1697, forms the subject matter of this first part, which is divided into four sections: “Population 66and politics,” “War,” “Industry,” and “Civilization.” “The second section presents the record of war and of conquest, chiefly in their military phases,” while the fourth section is devoted to “religion and morality, literature and art, education and social life.”

“In none of the four divisions [of Vol. I] is anything like a serious study of institutions attempted. The unique separateness of treatment is so faithfully observed that the historical trains on this four-track road of American development rarely graze one another in passing. They appear to run quite free from any essential interconnection. The Bibliography is a hodgepodge. The titles of the ‘authorities’ are frequently misquoted, none of the references cite pages, and the notes are numbered consecutively. As the work progresses the number of notes steadily decreases, but the grade of intelligence displayed in their selection remains the same. The index ranges itself alongside of the notes and references. As for literary composition, whatever be the claims of the publishers, the book abounds in cheap comments, efforts at fine writing and big words. Of the making of positive errors, misstatements, and slipshod phrases there is no end. Wrong dates, misspellings, and misuse of proper names and places are so common as to call for no special remark.” William R. Shepherd.

  — — — Am. Hist. R. 10: 642. Ap. ‘05. 1130w.

“It would hardly be correct to say that it makes no contribution to historical literature; in parts three and four, ‘Industry’ and ‘Civilization,’ a good many interesting facts have been brought together, but it would be difficult to say who will profit by them.” David Y. Thomas.

  + — Ann. Am. Acad. 26: 601. S. ‘05. 350w. (Review of v. 1.)

“The ‘Perspectives’ at the close of certain chapters are more valuable than the chapters themselves, being completer chronologies. Dark sayings, easy verdicts, drippings of philosophy and misquotations in the style of ‘popular lecturers’ are characteristic of the book.”

  + — — Ind. 59: 814. O. 5, ‘05. 630w.

Reviewed by H. Addington Bruce.

  — — Reader. 6: 588. O. ‘05. 560w.

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.

Part 2 is divided into five sections which cover the western movement of the people and their political history, wars, industries and agriculture, religions and social conditions, and contemporaneous European history.

“The volume is on the whole an interesting result of much labour, written with considerable vigour and insight, and summing up better than any other work yet produced the various phases and aspects of that surprising development—the birth of a new race.”

  + + Acad. 68: 851. Ag. 19, ‘05. 1230w. (Review of v. 2.)
    Critic. 47: 190. Ag. ‘05. 80w. (Review of v. 2.)

“It is to be regretted that a work so attractively got up should thus far exhibit so slight intrinsic merit of either substance or form.”

  Nation. 80: 435. Je. 1. ‘05. 280w. (Review of v. 2.)

“In short, the style of Messrs. Chancellor and Hewes grows monotonous and fatiguing. They occasionally get hopelessly entangled in the meshes of inaccuracy and irrelevancy. Historical errors are extremely common.”

  — — — N. Y. Times. 10: 434. Jl. 1, ‘05. 750w. (Review of v. 2.)

“It is defective in almost every essential.”

  — — Outlook. 81: 42. S. 2, ‘05. 610w. (Review of v. 1. and 2.)

“Full of great and varied interest.”

  + + + Spec. 94: 900. Je. 17. ‘05. 270w.

Chandler, Mrs. Izora Cecilia, and Montgomery, Mary W. Told in the gardens of Araby. *75c. Meth. bk.

Nine stories translated from the Turkish. The emerald roc; The story of the beautiful girl who had her wish; The story of the beautiful one who did not have her desire; Story of the crying pomegranate and the laughing bear; Story of the bird of affliction; Story of the water-carrier; Story of the coffee-maker’s apprentice; The crystal kiosk and the diamond ship. A prelude gives a description of the manners and customs of the people with whom the stories deal.

“Told with varying success.”

  + — Nation. 80: 481. Je. 15. ‘05. 310w.

“Neither very good nor very bad.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 358. Je. 3. ‘05. 290w.

Chandler, Katherine. In the reign of coyote. 40c. Ginn.

A little book of folk-lore from the Pacific coast, in which the coyote, the wisest and most efficient of the four-footed creatures, occupies the chief place. The setting of the book gives a glimpse of child life in colonial California.

* + Ind. 59: 1387. D. 14, ‘05. 30w.
* + Nation. 81: 450. N. 30, ‘05. 90w.

Channing, Edward. History of the United States. 8v. v. I, Planting of a nation in the New world. **$2.50. Macmillan.

Volume I., of a history of the United States which is designed to trace as one unbroken development the founding of the thirteen colonies by immigrants, mainly from England, the achievement of independence from English control, the Union under the Constitution, the growth of the United States, territorially and socially, and the final welding of the American people into a great nation. The present volume carries the account down to 1660. At the end of each chapter have been placed for advanced students in history technical discussions and bibliographical matter.

“In scholarship the work easily leads any other attempt of the kind. The style is clear, pleasing and admirably simple. If it lacks the literary flavor of some of the more popular histories, there is the compensating charm of deep knowledge and plain-spoken truth. The only adequate estimate of this work is to state frankly that it stands in the forefront of scholarly efforts to tell the history of this country.” C. H. Van Tyne.

  + + + Ann. Am. Acad. 26: 602. S. ‘05. 420w.

“Professor Osgood’s ‘American colonies in the seventeenth century’ is far more detailed on the institutional side, and upon some points gives what seems to the reviewer a better interpretation of the documents. On the other hand, President Tyler’s ‘The English in America’ is richer in detail of narrative, but is by comparison much less accurate in parts,—in the treatment, for example of the Dutch colonies.” St. George L. Sioussat.

  + + — Dial. 39: 83. Ag. 16, ‘05. 1580w.

“The scholarship easily surpasses that in any other undertaking of the kind, and the clear, pleasing and simple style makes the book eminently readable.”

  + + — Ind. 58: 1479. Je. 29, ‘05. 510w.

* “As a study of the growth of the nation, from the political, institutional, industrial and social point of view, it stands without a rival.”

  + + + Ind. 59: 1155. N. 16, ‘05. 80w.

“We do not know of a better brief discussion of the discovery of America, nor any so good of the intimate relation between the English-Spanish commercial rivalry of the sixteenth century and the English colonizing enterprises of the seventeenth.”

  + + Nation. 81: 40. Jl. 13, ‘05. 1500w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 225. Ap. 8, ‘05. 260w.

67“It is thoughtful and well written, and deserves the attention which should be accorded to the work of any scholarly man whose writing is the result of careful study and mature reflection.” Robert Livingston Schuyler.

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 464. Jl. 15, ‘05. 1360w.

“It is in this constant striving to grasp the spirit of the times and to assist to a better understanding of movements and events as they appeared to those participating in them that the special significance of Professor Channing’s work lies.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 41. S. 2, ‘05. 640w.
  + + Pub. Opin. 39: 188. Ag. 5, ‘05. 220w.

“Professor Channing’s treatment of the colonies and their social institutions, is interesting throughout, but is especially strong in those chapters which deal with New England.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 765. Je. ‘05. 170w.

Chapin, Anna Alice. Makers of song. **$1.20. Dodd.

“A collection of sketches, the aim of which is to point out the men who have in the most marked degree influenced the development and to enable students to understand more thoroughly the history of song.”—Bookm.

“Miss Chapin’s work is both statistical and narrative, and her well-written story of the origin of song will be read with interest.” Ingram A. Pyle.

  + + Dial. 38: 237. Ap. 1, ‘05. 220w.

* Chapin, Anna Alice. True story of Humpty Dumpty, how he was rescued by three mortal children in Make Believe Land. **$1.40. Dodd.

This brand new story of Humpty Dumpty is illustrated with “many delightful full-page colored pictures and black and white sketches ... by Ethel Franklin Betts. It is long, in prose, a history of the experiences of Meg, Bab, and Dick. The three are not the best children that ever were, they complain about always having eggs for tea—that is where Humpty comes in—and through this they have many novel experiences.” (N. Y. Times.)

* “It is a good modern fairy tale for very little folk.”

  + Critic. 47: 576. D. ‘05. 40w.
* + Ind. 59: 1386. D. 14, ‘05. 50w.

* “Marks an advance in matter and manner over her last year’s ‘Babes in toyland.’”

  + + Nation. 81: 489. D. 14, ‘05. 140w.

* “A very nice new book.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 744. N. 4, ‘05. 210w.

Chapin, Henry Dwight. The theory and practice of infant feeding. *$2.25. Wood.

“The second edition of Dr. Chapin’s book on infant feeding contains what appears to the layman to be an extremely clear and sensible exposition of the conditions which have to be met in providing a proper diet for very young children.”—N. Y. Times.

“The book is plentifully provided with scientific data, tables, and facts, but it is neither technical nor dull. On the contrary, it makes rather good reading for anybody with an appetite for curious and useful knowledge.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 103. F. 18, ‘05. 300w.

Chapin, Henry Dwight. Vital questions. **$1. Crowell.

Dr. Chapin’s prominence in the medical world argues much for the authoritativeness of this little volume which in plain terms sets forth some of the “vital questions” of society and the individual. Among them are Inequality, The unfit, Poverty, Health, Education, Success, Happiness, Religion and Death.

“Altogether, one must account the book exceedingly readable, earnest and useful.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 664. O. 7, ‘05. 550w.

“Dr. Chapin’s book is a valuable help to the thoughtful living which is the proper basis both of the simple and the strenuous life.”

  + Outlook. 81: 580. N. 4, ‘05. 180w.

Chapman, Edward Mortimer. Dynamic of Christianity. **$1.25. Houghton.

This study of the vital and permanent elements in the Christian religion takes the stand that an effort to reconcile science and religion would be “like an attempt to harmonize the fact of sunrise with the joy of walking and working in the light.” “The inevitable conclusion of his study is the conviction of the truth and value of Christ’s own doctrine of the spirit as the imminent and resident force in the universe, the ground of phenomena, physical and spiritual.” (Pub. Opin.)

“In the first place, its style is excellent, possessing the easy dignity of true culture, and the simple directness of a finished instrument of English expression; in the second place, the book shows wide reading in the modern literature of religious experience and criticism. Mr. Chapman’s philosophy is not solid enough, and his history is totally inadequate.”

  + + — Cath. World. 80: 541. Ja. ‘05. 780w.

“Is a valuable addition to current religious thinking.”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 58. Ja. 12, ‘05. 160w.

“While it appeals at the same time to the religious people and to the men of science, is written with the assumption that there is no quarrel between the two. Mr. Chapman develops his theme in an interesting way through citations from the writings of famous men.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 254. F. ‘05. 130w.

Chapman, George. Bussy D’Ambois and The revenge of Bussy D’Ambois, ed. by F: S: Boas. 60c. Heath.

A volume in section III. of the “Belles-lettres” series, the English drama. In it “an attempt is made for the first time” to edit these plays “in a manner suitable to the requirements of modern scholarship.” The texts are from the quartos of 1641, 1646, and 1657 collated with those of 1607, and 1608, with variants noted. A biography of Chapman, an introduction, full notes, bibliography and glossary are provided.

Charlton, John. Speeches and addresses: political, literary, and religious. $2. Morang & co.

“John Charlton, member of the Canadian house of commons from 1872 to 1904 ... has collected some of his speeches and addresses on various subjects. Those which will be of special interest here are those on the National transcontinental railway; the Brown draft reciprocity treaty of 1878, which failed to be ratified by the United States senate; Self-protection, reciprocity and British preference. There is also an able parliamentary speech on ‘Irredeemable currency,’ and in the platform addresses there are two of interest as giving a Canadian’s view of Washington and Lincoln.”—Ind.

* “His speeches are marked with vigor and common-sense argument.”

  + + Ind. 59: 933. O. 19, ‘05. 220w.
  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 636. S. 30, ‘05. 690w.

“Mr. Charlton is qualified to speak with authority on all matters pertaining to the political and economic life of the country he has served so well.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 136. S. 16, ‘05. 320w.

Chase, Arthur Wesley. Elementary course in mechanical drawing for manual training and technical schools; with chapters on machine sketching and the blueprinting process. 2 pts. Pt. 1. $1.50. H. Speakman, Congress and Honore sts., Chicago.

“As its title implies, this work presents in the usual style an introduction to the elements of mechanical drawing. The problems have 68been arranged so as to omit all finished sheets; the student is given the layout of a drawing only; in this way any direct copying of finished work is prevented. Specifications are fully given in every case so the student receives a drill similar to the experienced in practical work.”—Engin. N.

“The text is lucidly but not always concisely written.”

  + + Engin. N. 53: 186. F. 16, ‘05. 90w.

Chaucer, Geoffrey. Facsimile reproduction of the first folio of Chaucer, 1532; with an introduction by Prof. Skeat. *$50. Oxford.

“The folio of 1532, compiled by William Thynne, clerk of the kitchen to Henry VIII, a man of means and an ardent admirer of Chaucer, was the first collection which claimed on its title-page to be the works of Geoffrey Chaucer; and this it is which is here reproduced. As the First folio, it possesses great bibliographical interest.”—Nation.

    Nation. 80: 251. Mr. 30, ‘05. 1530w.

“Dr. Walter Skeat has added largely to the literary value of the book by his biographical introduction.”

  + + + Spec. 94: 333. Mr. 4, ‘05. 140w.

* Cheney, John Vance. Poems, **$1.50. Houghton.

Mr. Cheney “has now brought together in a single volume of ‘Poems’ all of his work that he wishes to preserve.... It is a limited achievement, no doubt, for few of the pieces extend beyond a single page, and many of them are but the briefest bits of song.... His lyrics are of acceptance, coupled only with the gentlest and most apologetical sort of questioning ... but they ... should endear the author to us, at least in our less strenuous moods.”—Dial.

Reviewed by Wm. M. Payne.

* + Dial. 39: 274. N. 1, ‘05. 640w.

* “The selected collection of his ‘Poems’ is remarkable for its variety and readability.”

  + Nation. 81: 508. D. 21, ‘05. 390w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 798. N. 25, ‘05. 240w.

Cheney, Warren. Way of the North: a romance of the days of Baranof. $1.50. Doubleday.

A young Russian doctor, deported to Sitka, tells the story of life in this Alaskan town while the country was still under Russian rule. He falls in love with a girl who goes to Alaska to fulfil a childhood betrothal, and in relating the events which lead up to his happiness, he gives vivid descriptions of the lives of the settlers and of the civil and military personages prominent in that wild country.

“Handling his material simply and unaffectedly, as befits the bold and sturdy pioneer spirit, but not without a certain monotony of style.”

  + — Bookm. 21: 652. Ag. ‘05. 220w.
  + — Ind. 59: 335. Ag. 10, ‘05. 170w.

“The reader’s interest is awakened at the outset and fairly well sustained. The characters are sharply drawn and the style is simple and entertaining. As a whole, however, the book is not of unusual interest.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 214. Ap. 8, ‘05. 250w.

“A novel of unusual setting and some extraordinary power.”

  + Outlook. 79: 910. Ap. 8, ‘05. 100w.

“Book that can be enjoyed for its style alone. ‘The way of the North’ is, beyond doubt, the best written American book of the season.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 761. Je. ‘05. 150w.

Chesebrough, Robert A. Christmas guests and other poems. $1.50. Little, J. J.

The author has dedicated these eighteen poems to his granddaughter, but they are verses which appeal to his age rather than to hers, the ghosts of the past flit thru them, regrets, happy memories, thoughts of death and the hereafter, while they all breathe forth the mellow philosophy which comes with years.

Chesnut, Mary Boykin. Diary from Dixie: being her diary from November 1861 to 1865; ed. by Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary. **$2.50. Appleton.

The author was the wife of James Chesnut, jr., United States senator 1859-1861, and afterwards aide to Jefferson Davis, and a brigadier general in the confederate army. The diary gives a clear picture of the social life during the war, and of the events which took place in Charlestown, Montgomery and Richmond.

“It is for the picture of social life in the South under the stress of an unsuccessful struggle that this lively and fascinating book will be chiefly read.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 76. Jl. 15. 90w.

“Her diary could not have been more entertainingly written if she had intended it for publication.”

  + + Critic. 46: 507. Je. ‘05. 460w.

“Full of vivid pictures of the social life of the time and of the varied experiences of the war.”

  + + Critic. 47: 95. Jl. ‘05. 60w.

“The style is crisp and bright, and the tone frank and good tempered. It is on the subject of negroes and slavery that Mrs. Chesnut’s diary will prove most valuable to historians, but the general reader will be chiefly interested in the accounts of the home life of the beleaguered people.” Walter L. Fleming.

  + + Dial. 38: 347. My. 16, ‘05. 1060w.
  + — Nation. 80:485. Je. 15, ‘05. 2230w.

“This diary has decided historical value. Further, it is an intimate record of an intelligent looker-on in Richmond during a greater portion of the war. There are some discrepancies.” William E. Dodd.

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10:260. Ap. 22, ‘05. 1910w.

“The two editors of the book are to be congratulated on having discovered and having thrown into such readable form this biographical material.”

  + Outlook. 79: 907. Ap. 8, ‘05. 230w.

Chesnutt, Charles Waddell. Colonel’s dream. (†)$1.50. Doubleday.

The story of an ex-Confederate officer who when the war is ended, seeks his fortune in New York, and twenty years after returns to the South to enjoy life and incidentally to put into practice some of his Northern business training. “It is frankly up to the times, with the clash of race and the convict camp, and the decayed old gentry.” (Ind.)

“The style is easy, apparently practised, and the story does not lack for abundant incident.”

  + Ind. 59: 816. O. 5, ‘05. 130w.

“It must be acknowledged that the author does not spare the faults of the negro any more than he spares those of the white man—and in both cases many of his pictures are true.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 605. S. 16, ‘05. 360w.

“Taken all in all, the book is not as successful as one could wish, and certainly is distinctly inferior to the author’s earlier work.”

  + — Outlook. 81 :278. S. 30, ‘05. 140w.

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith. Club of queer trades. (†)$1.25. Harper.

No one is eligible to this club unless he has invented a brand new occupation by which he earns a living. The members include a man who offers himself to dinner hosts as a butt for repartee, another who guarantees to provide any commonplace soul as well as the more gifted, with a suitable romance. The founder of the 69club earns his livelihood by seeking out new members and has all sorts of unique experiences.

“It is neither here nor there; neither veritable romantic extravaganza, true detective literature, nor consistent satire upon either of those forms of fiction.” H. W. Boynton.

  + — Bookm. 21: 614. Ag. ‘05. 930w.

* “Clever and amusing as the stories are, the book is not altogether happy.”

  + — Critic. 47: 453. N. ‘05. 260w.

“Funmaking of the most fantastic kind characterizes the six short stories.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 332. My. 20, ‘05, 610w.
  + N. Y. Times. 10: 392. Je. 17, ‘05. 190w.

“Mr. Chesterton is undeniably clever. These stories are whimsical and ingenious rather than humorous. The stories are uneven in merit.”

  + Outlook. 79: 1058. Ap. 29, ‘05. 80w.
  + Pub. Opin. 38: 796. My. 20, ‘05. 80w.

“Utter and unredeemed extravaganza.”

  + — R. of Rs. 31: 758. Je. ‘05. 90w.

“With the exception of the first episode the execution is hardly up to the level of the conception. The book, in fine, gives one the impression rather of a series of brilliant improvisations than of a finished work of art.”

  + — Spec. 94: 597. Ap. 22, ‘05. 1000w.

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith. Heretics. *$1.50. Lane.

Mr. Chesterton “has described nearly every strong man of our day,” and in these essays “he is calling out from the housetops to happier uncontemplative men, to come out and be sad, like himself, in thinking of supreme happiness.... He praises an abstract Chestertonian man of whom he is hopelessly and continually in pursuit. That everything he recommends is right, we indeed believe; but he cries in the wilderness, and with no human voice, no trace of suffering or experience at all, but only an anchorite’s imagining.” (Acad.)

  + — Acad. 68: 655. Je. 24, ‘05. 930w.

* “‘Heretics’ goes farther than any of its forerunners toward convincing us that the humorist really has something worth saying and worth understanding. The trouble with his method is that while it is infallible for getting the attention, it is not well calculated to keep it.” H. W. Boynton.

  + — Atlan. 96: 848. D. ‘05. 500w.

“With all his daring, he succeeds in keeping to windward of sheer silliness and mere sensationalism.” H. W. Boynton.

  + Bookm. 22: 165. O. ‘05. 1580w.

* “Between the covers of ‘Heretics’ there is not a little excellent critical doctrine. Yet the writer ought to trust his readers to understand him without preliminary shouts to attract their attention.” Edward Fuller.

  + Critic. 47: 565. D. ‘05. 640w.

“One page amuses by its originality of conception and expression, the next provokes by its insecurity of argument, the third charms by its suggestiveness. It is a book to be relished, not as a whole, but in snatches. With all its half-playful cynicism, it seems to be in the main sincere.” Edith J. R. Isaacs.

  + + — Dial. 39: 204. O. 1, ‘05. 1560w.

“The general comment on Mr. Chesterton is that he is extremely ingenious, but so inordinately whimsical that it would be absurd to take him seriously. The true account of him is that he is not ingenious at all, but exceptionally straight forward and matter-of-fact.” Herbert W. Horwill.

  + Forum. 37: 255. O. ‘05. 1660w.

“Mr. Chesterton is quite as trenchant and exuberant as he was, and we are, after all, not much older than we were; yet we join in the fun with perceptibly less eagerness now. The truth is that Mr. Chesterton has done in this book what he always did ostensibly, and always avoided really; he has given himself away.”

  + — Lond. Times. 4: 183. Je. 9, ‘05. 1140w.

* “His ideas are sounder than many a casual reader will be willing to admit. They are sound in spite of Mr. Chesterton’s perversity.”

  + Pub. Opin. 39: 728. D. 2, ‘05. 490w.

“For in the things that really matter Mr. Chesterton is on the side of the angels. He is orthodox. He handles his heretics sometimes like Bishop Bonner, with firmness and jocosity; sometimes like Socrates, turning their pet phrases inside out, and showing their hollowness; but all are handled paradoxically.”

  + — Spec. 95: 224. Ag. 12, ‘05. 1150w.

Cheyne, Thomas Kelly. Bible problems and the new material for their solution. *$1.50. Putnam.

A lecture which “is in part a presentation of the new facts which require better attention, and in part a plea for bolder Biblical criticism, as justified by these facts, and as necessary to the now imperative work of theological restatement.” (Outlook). Among the strongly insisted upon “new facts” are the study of the New Testament in the light of mythology, and due regard for Winckler’s discovery in Assyrian inscriptions of North Arabian names that suggest numerous corrections in our present text of the Old Testament. On the other hand, Professor Cheyne states that his views “tend to increased conservatism in the rendering of the text of the Jewish Old Testament.”

Reviewed by A. Jeremias.

  + + — Hibbert J. 4: 217. O. ‘05. 1550w.
    Ind. 58: 1131. My. 18, ‘05. 50w.
  + Outlook. 79: 398. F. 11, ‘05. 250w. (Statement of Cheyne’s position.)
    R. of Rs. 31: 384. Mr. ‘05. 40w.

Cheyney, Edward Potts. Short history of England. *$1.40. Ginn.

In making clear the fundamental facts of English history, Professor Cheyney emphasizes full descriptions of early institutions and conditions, the study of really great movements and influential men, and the necessity of adhering to the thread of one’s country’s history. Each chapter is followed by a list of works and portions of works suggested for general reading.

“It has many good points, one of which is that Professor Cheyney has very definite ideas of what a school-book should include.”

  + + Acad. 68: 47. Ja. 14. ‘05. 240w.

“The book is well planned throughout. From printers’ and other errors the work is remarkably free.” Norman MacLaren Trenholme.

  + + + Am. Hist. R. 10: 851. Jl. ‘05. 650w.

“Apparently this one is better in the earlier than in the later portions. The book ... must be regarded as a compendium, rather than as an original inquiry, and, as such, it will be found useful.”

  + + — Nation. 80: 333. Ap. 27, ‘05. 410w.
  + + R. of Rs. 31:510. Ap. ‘05. 80w.

Reviewed by W. H. Cushing.

  + + School R. 13: 356. Ap. ‘05. 110w.

Child and religion. See Stephens, Thomas. ed.

Christian, Eugene, and Christian, Mrs. Eugene. Uncooked foods and how to use them. $1. Health culture.

The authors contend that “the application of heat in the cooking of food destroys some of the important food elements that were vital and organic by rendering them inorganic, including those that are needed in the building up of the system and the maintenance of bodily and mental health.” Recipes for the preparation of uncooked food, healthful combinations and menus for the benefit of those who wish to try the experiment, follow the arguments.

    Arena. 33: 565. My. ‘05. 290w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 479. Jl. 22, ‘05. 200w.

70* Christmas carols, ancient and modern, ed. by Joshua Sylvestre. $1. Wessels.

Illustrated from photographs of well known paintings, and with marginal decorations of conventionalized Christmas greens, this collection of carols, many of which are reprinted from old broad-sides, begins with In excelsis gloria, and includes Welcome yule, sung in the time of Henry VI; several Elizabethan carols; Herrick’s Ode on the birth of our Saviour; The three kings, in the version of Henry VII’s time; Joy to the world, a popular favorite in Devon and Cornwall; and many popular carols whose time and authorship are unknown. The explanatory note given at the head of each carol, telling all that is known of its history adds much to the interest of the collection as its value is historical rather than poetical.

*   Ind. 59: 1379. D. 14, ‘05. 60w.
* + N. Y. Times. 10: 892. D. 16, ‘05. 120w.

Christy, Robert, comp. Proverbs, maxims, and phrases of all ages; classified subjectively and arranged alphabetically. **$3.50. Putnam.

In this new edition, the first since 1887, the two original volumes have been compressed into one, the work is apparently otherwise unchanged.

    Nation. 81: 240. S. 21, ‘05. 90w.

“The collection needs careful revision, and is worth it even as it stands; it contains the material for a good treasury of proverbial sayings.”

  + + — N. Y. Times. 10: 726. O. 28, ‘05. 350w.

Church of Christ. See Phillips, Thomas W.

Cincinnati southern railway (The): a history; edited by Charles G. Hall.

A novel municipal experiment is recorded in the history of the origin, construction and financial organization of this railroad. As early as 1836 the need of a railway between Cincinnati and the South was felt so strongly that at a mass meeting held in Cincinnati one million dollars was subscribed for the enterprise. Before anything definite could be accomplished, the Civil war came and checked all such projects. After many delays, authority was secured from the legislature of Ohio as well as from those of Kentucky and Tennessee, and in 1873 the actual work of construction began, necessary funds being lent by the trustees from their own pockets. In July, 1877, the first division of the road was opened for business. Millions of dollars were raised by the sale of bonds, and the road is at present in the possession of the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific railway co. as lessee, while the Cincinnati Southern holds the legal title for the city of Cincinnati. The lease expires in 1906.

    Dial. 38: 130. F. 16, ‘05. 330w.

Cipperly, John Albert. Labor laws and decisions of the state of New York. pa. *$1. Banks & co.

This compilation includes statutes as well as cases. “Besides its value for purposes of reference, it shows almost at a glance what has been done in this state for ‘Labor,’ and how far we have advanced (or fallen away) from a state of society in which the laborer shifts for himself. On paper our laws are very paternal.” (Nation.)

“A useful compilation.”

  + + Nation. 80: 312. Ap. 20, ‘05. 310w.

Clark, Charles Heber (Max Adeler, pseud.). Quakeress. $1.50. Winston.

A pathetic story of a Quaker maid, living the quiet life of the Friends and all but betrothed to a serious minded young neighbor. A dashing southerner and his frivolous sister come into the peaceful community, the sister to prove to the stern young Quaker that he has his frailties, and her brother to win the heart of the little Quaker maid. There is a description of a visit to their southern plantation, and then comes the war—and heart break and disaster. An Anglican minister and his devoted wife add humor to the story.

“Taken as a whole, the book is weak and commonplace. Max Adeler should by all means go back to his old humorous methods.”

  Acad. 68: 880. Ag. 26, ‘05. 410w.

“The character drawing is excellent. There are some highly dramatic passages and the story is replete with incidents and adventures. Perhaps its greatest value lies in its worth as a careful, interesting and faithful psychological study.”

  + + + Arena. 34: 108. Jl. ‘05. 460w.
* + Ath. 1905, 2: 681. N. 18. 200w.
  + Dial. 38: 393. Je. 1, ‘05. 150w.

“One of the best novels of the season. This book is remarkable because it is not viciously witty, altho it comes from the pen of a professional wit.”

  + + Ind. 58: 1420. Je. 22, ‘05. 600w.

“About the book as a whole there is a kind of sweet, old-fashioned fragrance which inclines one, no doubt for sentimental reasons, to look back on it kindly.”

  — + Lond. Times. 4: 279. S. 1, ‘05. 300w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 275. Ap. 29, ‘05. 420w.

“The usual intermingling of joy and sorrow, love and life, appears in the quiet story, simply told.”

  + Outlook. 79: 1061. Ap. 29, ‘05. 60w.

“It cannot be said that the story as a whole is evenly strong, or that it realizes all the climaxes that its plot affords. It is never dramatic, and it is often amateurish.”

  + Reader. 6: 243. Jl. ‘05. 180w.
  + Sat. R. 100: 442. S. 30, ‘05. 110w.

“The book leaves a tranquilly sad impression on the reader’s mind, the workmanship is highly finished and the plot is well thought out.”

  + Spec. 95: 532. O. 7, ‘05. 340w.

Clarke, James Langston. Eternal Saviour-judge. *$3. Dutton.

“The familiar principle that the proper design of punishment is reformatory, not vindictive, is here applied in a new line of argument to the problem of retribution. Mr. Clarke works out a Biblical doctrine that aims to avoid the objections made severally to the theories of endless retribution, annihilation, and universalism. Substantially, it is a purgatorial scheme. In this the Biblical antithesis to ‘salvation’ is not ‘damnation’ but ‘judgment,’ corrective as well as punitive.”—Outlook.

    Outlook. 79: 652. Mr. 11, ‘05. 160w.

“This thesis is stated with much ability.”

  + Spec. 94: 368. Mr. 11, ‘05. 290w.

* Clarke, William Newton. Use of the Scriptures in theology; the Nathaniel William Taylor lectures delivered at Yale university in 1905. **$1. Scribner.

The fundamental premise of this volume is “that a rationally sound theology depends on the soundness of the method of using the Bible as a source of theology. Dr. Clarke shows that the traditional method is unsound, and what mischief has been done by it. He then discusses the problem created by the search for a sound method, what this method is, and what its results, both negative and positive.”—Outlook.

* “Dr. Clarke has written a book which every minister should buy or beg or borrow.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1229. N. 23, ‘05. 620w.

* “Though this is a small book, it may be reckoned equal to the best productions of its author.”

  + + Outlook. 81: 336. O. 7, ‘05. 240w.

71* Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain, pseud.). Editorial wild oats. $1. Harper.

This volume contains half a dozen short stories all of which bear upon the general subject of youthful journalistic experiences, which Clemens has been pleased to call, Editorial wild oats. The sketches are entitled: My first literary venture; Journalism in Tennessee; Nicodemus Dodge—printer; Mr. Bloke’s item; How I edited an agricultural paper; and The killing of Julius Caesar “localized.”

* “Mark Twain’s fund of humor seems inexhaustible, so here again it remains at its old-time high level.”

  + + Critic. 47: 575. D. ‘05. 60w.

* “Extravagant tales of newspaper life.”

  + Outlook. 81: 524. O. 28, ‘05. 15w.
* + Pub. Opin. 39: 637. N. 11, ‘05. 140w.

Clement, Clara Erskine. Women in the fine arts. **$2.50. Houghton.

“A compendium of miscellaneous information about all the women artists that the author could discover between the seventh century B.C. and the twentieth, A.D. Among the thousand names included, the late nineteenth century is the most fully represented. As the greater part of the material about contemporary painters was furnished by themselves, we may assume that it is correct.... Being alphabetically arranged, the book is a convenient manual from which to extract information about artists who have not yet got into the encyclopedias. A number of full-page illustrations add interest to the text, and a fifty-page introduction gives a general idea of what women have accomplished in art.”—Dial.

    Dial. 38: 22. Ja. 1, ‘05. 160w.
  + — Spec. 95: 262. Ag. 19, ‘05. 30w.

Clement, Ernest Wilson. Christianity in modern Japan. **$1. Am. Bapt.

“Professor Clement ... here attempts a survey of the moral forces which are now in full energy in Japan.” (Nation.) The book gives a “bird’s-eye view of the work of Christianity in Japan. It is not intended to cover the work in great detail; it is rather planned to be a general outline with reference to books, pamphlets, and magazines, where more complete information can be obtained on each special topic.” (Pub. Opin.)

“With index, tables and other equipment for a book to be studied, this has also a decided literary charm.” William Elliot Griffis.

  + + Critic. 47: 265. S. ‘05. 200w.

* “Orderly arrangement, historical development, engagingly shown, philosophical insight, and a brisk luminous style make this a model handbook, pleasing and valuable.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1478. D. 21, ‘05. 80w.
* + + Lit. D. 31: 626. O. 28, ‘05. 270w.

“In literary proportion and breadth of view and in keenness of insight, this book is a model. It is all the more likely to be permanent in its influence because of its cool, judicial temper.”

  + + Nation. 81: 63. Jl. 20, ‘05. 1090w.

“The book is intended for mission-study classes, and is interesting.”

  + Outlook. 80: 591. Jl. 1, ‘05. 180w.

“Mr. Clement’s book is a comprehensive discussion of the development of Christianity in Japan.”

  + Pub. Opin. 39: 160. Jl. 29, ‘05. 80w.
  + + R. of Rs. 32: 253. Ag. ‘05. 120w.

Clement, Ernest Wilson. Handbook of modern Japan. **$1.40. McClurg.

The introduction states: “The book endeavors to portray Japan in all its features as a modern world power: It cannot be expected to cover in great detail all the ground outlined, because it is not intended to be an exhaustive encyclopedia of ‘things Japanese.’ It is expected to satisfy the specialist, not by furnishing all materials, but referring for particulars to works where abundant materials may be found. It is expected to satisfy the average reader, by giving a kind of bird’s-eye view of modern Japan. It is planned to be a compendium of condensed information, with careful references to the best sources of more complete knowledge.”

* + Nation. 81: 945. N. 30, ‘05. 80w.

Clement, Ernest W. Japanese floral calendar. 50c. Open ct.

A prettily illustrated book showing the flowers popular each month of the Japanese year. Descriptive bits, snatches of folk-lore, and poems with a chapter on Japanese gardens make the whole a charming book. The flowers for the months, beginning with January and ending with December, are the pine, plum, peach, cherry, wistaria, iris, morning-glory, lotus, “seven grasses,” maple, chrysanthemum, and camellia.

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 11. Ja. 7, ‘05. 360w.

Clements, Frederick E. Research methods in ecology. $3. Univ. pub., Neb.

“This work ... is intended ... as a handbook for investigators and for advanced students of ecology, and not as a text book on the subject.... The book is presented in four chapters ... the first of which deals with the scope, historical development, present status and important applications of ecology.... The second chapter is concerned with the habitat and methods of its investigation.... The third chapter has to do with the plant, the stimuli which it receives, the nature of its response, its adjustment and adaptation especially to water and light as stimuli.... The fourth chapter ... has for its general subject the formation or vegetation unit consisting essentially of plants in a habitat.”—Science.

“Altogether, Clements’s ‘Research methods in ecology’ is a notable contribution to the literature of ecology.” Conway MacMillan.

  + + + Science, n.s. 22: 45. Jl. 14, ‘05. 670w.

Cleveland, Frederick Albert. Bank and the treasury. *$1.80. Longmans.

“Timely and valuable is this critique of the American currency and banking system.... Holding that the time has come when changes in the National bank act are imperative, in the direction both of securing more effective governmental control and of insuring greater currency ‘elasticity,’ Dr. Cleveland contends that whatever financial reforms be undertaken, they should be in the way of adapting, not revolutionizing, the existing system.”—Outlook.

“There is no disputing the fact that it is a contribution, and indeed a very worthy one, even if it does not contain the final word on the subject. As to the ground covered, however, those who are interested in such problems cannot do better than to consult this volume; indeed, they cannot afford not to do it.” J. E. Conner.

  + + + Ann. Am. Acad. 26: 603. S. ‘05. 430w.

“The instructed reader will find not a few things in the book that will arouse his wonder.”

  — + Nation. 81: 61. Jl. 20, ‘05. 800w.

“The work of an acute observer and careful reasoner, of one who has gone deeply and intelligently into every phase of his subject.”

  + + + Outlook. 80: 190. My. 20, ‘05. 520w.
  + R. of Rs. 32: 509. O. ‘05. 80w.

72Cleveland, (Stephen) Grover. Presidential problems. **$1.80. Century.

If in times of weighty new matters, there are any who have a moment for a backward glance, they would do well to review with Mr. Cleveland some of the problems of his administration which “illustrate the design, the tradition, and the power of our government.” The chapters are four: “Independence of the executive,” “The government in the Chicago strike of 1894,” “The bond issue,” and “The Venezuelan boundary controversy.”

Reviewed by Winthrop More Daniels.

  + + + Atlan. 95: 552. Ap. ‘05. 800w.

Clifford, Chandler Robbins. Philosophy of color. 50c. Clifford & Lawton.

The treatise is an attempt to analyse and understand the law which governs the use of colors, so that we may know how to produce harmony and not strike a jarring note. The author makes practical suggestions for the use of colors in house furnishings. There are many illustrations.

“The author of this interesting little treatise has brought the subject within the understanding of any one.”

  + + Int. Studio. 25: sup. 17. Mr. ‘05. 310w.

Clifford, Ethel. Love’s journey. **$1.50. Lane.

“The rustle and patter of leaves, the trilling of birds, the whisper of rain make April music in Miss Clifford’s poetry; for all that these sounds have been caught and tamed in rhyme and measure, it is still the natural elementary melodies of the earth, not the artificial music of man, that her songs suggest. Lyric succeeds lyric and mood follows mood like sun and shade in the forest on a day in spring.”—Lond. Times.

“But it is difficult to quote enough to convey the faint charm of these poems, a charm which is diffused rather than distilled. As a maker of haunting refrains Miss Clifford is often felicitous.”

  + Ath. 1905, 2: 107. Jl. 22, ‘05. 510w.

“The charm of Miss Clifford’s poetry lies in the woodland simplicity. She is at her best when she pays no heed to the works of man.”

  + Lond. Times. 4: 168. My. 26, ‘05. 350w.
    Nation. 81: 303. O. 12, ‘05. 190w.

“Miss Clifford’s new volume is less interesting than her first. The dramatic poems are the best; few of the other pieces are more than merely pretty and tuneful.”

  + — Spec. 95: 50. Ag. 8, ‘05. 260w.

Clouston, J. Storer. Lunatic at large. $1. Buckles. also pub. by Brentano’s.

A young doctor without a practice receives a tempting offer of £500 and expenses to travel with a wealthy youth mentally unbalanced. Fearing to trust himself to the caprice of a lunatic, a friend of his represents the patient, while the “sane lunatic” is drugged and left in a private asylum. The amazing doings of this clever and worldly wise young man constitute the book. His methods of escape, his escapades in London, his periodical change of name, scene, and history are skilfully and amusingly handled.

  + Ind. 59: 44. Jl. 6, ‘05. 70w.

“Is not at all probable, and not very edifying, but it is certainly well written and entertaining.”

  + + — Nation. 81: 148. Ag. 17, ‘05. 310w.

Clute, Willard Nelson. Fern allies. **$2. Stokes.

A well-illustrated manual of the families of non-flowering plants, other than the ferns, found in North America north of Mexico.

“The book is a valuable addition to our literature of less-known American plants.”

  + + Dial. 39: 278. N. 1, ‘05. 380w.

“There can hardly be a more convenient guide for the beginner who, having busied himself somewhat with ferns, wishes to glance at their relatives. The text is interesting and the drawings are clear.”

  + + Nation. 81: 382. N. 9, ‘05. 100w.
  + Outlook. 81: 525. O. 28, ‘05. 20w.

Coates, Florence Earle. Mine and thine (poems). **$1.25. Houghton.

A volume of eighty sonnets and poems including personal tributes to Mr. Stedman, Mr. Yeats, Madame Bernhardt, and Helen Keller, Beethoven, Picquart, Whistler, E. N. Westcott, Stevenson, Millet, and Joan of Arc, and verses to England, Paris, and Buffalo, and to the “War for the liberation of Cuba.”

“Their chief merit is not spontaneity but thoughtfulness.”

  + Critic. 46: 288. Mr. ‘05. 30w.

“Of the excellence of Mrs. Coates’s sentiments there can be no doubt; her nature is warmly responsive to whatever is worthy in life and beautiful in art. But her expression does not often exhibit spontaneity or achieve distinction.”

  + Dial. 38: 200. Mr. 16, ‘05. 250w.

“Miss Coates’s verses may be described in a general way as topical.”

  + Ind. 59: 218. Jl. 27, ‘05. 190w.

“The best of the poems ... are those which deal with persons. These are always sympathetic to the essential quality of the man.”

  + Nation. 80: 294. Ap. 13, ‘05. 160w.

“The distinguishing marks of Mrs. Coates’ verse are simplicity and an unashamed gravity.”

  + Reader. 5: 619. Ap. ‘05. 340w.

Cobb, Benjamin Franklin. Business philosophy. **$1.20. Crowell.

A clear, level-headed exposition of the problems facing every business man from the least to the greatest, and suggestions regarding how to meet and handle them. Such subjects are treated as choosing a profession, system, credit, collections, office management, relations to employes, advertising, use of trading stamps, etc.

  + Outlook. 81: 524. O. 28, ‘05. 10w.

* “A little volume of practical suggestions, written from personal experiences.”

  + R. of Rs. 32: 639. N. ‘05. 20w.

Cobden club. Burden of armaments; a plea for retrenchment. 90c. Wessels.

In view of the steady increase in military and naval expenditure by the British government, the Cobden club has issued this volume which deals with the subject in the spirit of Cobden and carries his narrative and arguments down to the present date. Part 1, is a condensed restatement of Cobden’s arguments in “The three panics” (1863), part 2, Retrenchment, deals with the economic reaction between 1863 and 1884, part 3, The growth of militarism, gives an account of the relapse into extravagance, part 4, is a plea for disarmament.

“The book under consideration is much more than a mere recall to right feeling: it is no less than an appeal to common sense.”

  + + Dial. 39: 18. Jl. 1, ‘05. 390w.
  + + + Nation. 80: 421. My. 25, ‘05. 1200w.

Cochrane, Charles H. Modern industrial progress. **$3 Lippincott.

“The tremendous industrial progress of the past few decades is recorded in this volume in brief descriptions of many inventions and discoveries and new applications of old discoveries.” (Outlook). “Among the numerous subjects discussed are electricity, including the progress made by Marconi, great canals and tunnels, bridges, tools of destruction, great farms and farming machinery, the iron horse 73and the railways, foods, engineering enterprises, newspapers and periodicals, instruments of science, cotton, wool, and texture manufactures, etc.” (Bookm.) There are over four hundred illustrations.

  + + + Acad. 68: 496. My. 6, ‘05. 300w.
  + Critic. 46: 95. Ja. ‘05. 60w.

“In a straightforward, practicable manner, makes clear the recent steps in the field of mechanics and invention.”

  + + + Critic. 46: 383. Ap. ‘05. 80w.
  + + + Dial. 38: 203. Mr. 16, ‘05. 230w.

“Such books as this are especially useful in school and public libraries. Not as interestingly written as might be, but full of information.”

  + — Ind. 58: 270. F. 2, ‘05. 70w.

“The work is therefore encyclopædic in scope, and, as it is the production of a single mind, is neither profound in treatment nor remarkable for accuracy. Carelessness in composition and revision makes many of the sentences, to say the least, ambiguous. As a scientific treatise, the book is worthless. As a popular survey of modern progress, were it more carefully written and more generously indexed, it would be useful.”

  + — Nation. 80: 191. Mr. 9, ‘05. 240w.

“Mr. Cochrane’s subject is large, and he has pretty well covered it. His book is as full of meat as an egg; and good meat it seems to be, too.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 147. Mr. 11, ‘05. 260w.

“The volume is obviously intended for popular consumption, having no orderly or logical arrangement of subjects, and the treatment being absolutely untechnical.”

  + — Outlook. 79: 451. F. 18, ‘05. 70w.

“A book full of attractive materials.”

  + + R. of Rs. 31: 512. Ap. ‘05. 80w.

“A remarkable piece of work, encyclopaedic in its scope.”

  + + Spec. 94: 619. Ap. 29, ‘05. 620w.

Coe, George Albert. Education in religion and morals. **$1.35. Revell.

Professor Coe finds the essence of religious education “on the part of the teacher self-revelation and self impartation; on the part of the pupil, self-expression and self-realization.” In other words, all religious education is the “genuine mingling of a developed life in the interests and occupations of an undeveloped life.” (Bib. World). The best field for religious training is in the home, where the most free and natural relations exist. It is by revealing a sincere and self-sacrificing attitude toward life that a religious influence can be exerted.

“It is in the breadth, courage and sanity of his survey of the social situation that the chief merit of his work is found.”

  + + Am. J. of Theol. 9:388. Ap. ‘05. 300w.

“This is a great book—the greatest on its subject since Bushnell’s ‘Christian nurture’ in 1847. It takes religious education off its apex of formal dogmatic instruction, and sets it down on the broad, stable base of sharing the concrete experiences of life. It gives us a point of view; and in the light of that point of view goes forth to challenge all unreality and insincerity. This book should be in the hands of every Christian.” William DeWitt Hyde.

  + + + Bib. World. 25: 154. F. ‘05. 1300w. (Statement of its teachings.)

“The treatment of the problem in hand is thoroughly in accord with good psychological and pedagogical practice. The whole work, a worthy complement to Professor Coe’s previous publication on ‘The religion of a mature mind,’ is vitalizing and illuminating in its character and effect.”

  + + Outlook. 79: 1011. Ap. 22, ‘05. 910w.

Cohen, Alfred J. (Alan Dale, pseud.). Wanted, a cook. (†)$1.50. Bobbs.

A humorous account of the trials and tribulations of a newly married couple. “Two babes in the woods in this wilderness of flats make a pathetic attempt to have a real home, which comes to grief through a succession of disasters in the shape of incompetent or dishonest or impossible cooks. The mistress of the tiny ‘flat’ knows many things, but not how to cook; her experiences are enough to have turned her pretty hair gray, and one wonders if there is for her and women like her any other solution than the ‘apartment hotel,’ which is the only one the book offers.” (Ind.)

    Acad. 68: 366. Ap. 1, ‘05. 510w.

“Seldom has it been our pleasure to read a more delightful satire on one phase of our present-day urban life. Has treated the servant-girl question in an inimitable manner. Though exaggerated at times as is the wont of the humorist, it is from first to last broadly true, and on the whole the story will prove as excellent a cure for the blues as the first reading of Mark Twain’s ‘Innocents Abroad.’”

  + + Arena. 33: 222. F. ‘05. 140w.

“There is a fund of humour and entertainment in ‘Wanted a cook’ which makes it delightful reading.”

  + Ath. 1905, 1: 493. Ap. 15. 200w.

“An airy variation of a very well-worn theme.”

  Critic. 46 :480. My. ‘05. 50w.

“Perhaps the most feeling, altho somewhat farcical, presentment of the vexed problem is the latest by Alan Dale.”

  + Ind. 58:210. Ja. 26, ‘05. 210w.

Cohen, Isabel E. Legends and tales in prose and verse. 75c. Jewish pub.

A compilation of prose and verse on Jewish subjects, most of which concern Bible characters.

“Pleasant and instructive reading for the young.”

  + Dial. 38: 277. Ap. 16, ‘05. 60w.

Colby, Frank Moore. Imaginary obligations. *$1.20. Dodd.

A volume of dogmatic essays. “Some of his best chapters have to do with ‘The business of writing,’ and ‘Literary compulsion.’ ‘The literary temperament’ is treated in a way that makes the reader squirm in his chair. ‘The temptation of authors’ contains a warning to successful and prolific writers. ‘The danger of spreading oneself thin is that the time surely comes when it is done unconsciously. A man thinks it his thought flowing on like that, when it is only his ink.’ The fitness of Mr. Colby’s title, ‘Imaginary obligations,’ is somewhat imaginary.... But a book must have a title, and for a collection of loosely related essays one will serve about as well as another.” (Dial).

“The range of topics is wide, the comments are pointed, and the style is, on the whole, decidedly racy. No reader can fail to enjoy the wit and the satire even when they are directed against some pet hobby of his. The fun is harmless and it may be found to be accompanied by wisdom.”

  + Boston Evening Transcript. :7. F. 10, ‘05. 250w.

“Mr. Colby possesses a good measure of shrewd sense, a wholesome hatred of humbug and a keen eye to detect it, a practised pen, and a knack of terse, incisive, and often striking expression. But with these qualities go their defects: aiming to be brilliant and sententious, he occasionally exaggerates and makes phrases.”

  + — Dial. 38: 20. Ja. 1, ‘05. 430w.
    R. of Rs. 32: 126. Jl. ‘05. 60w.

74Cole, Samuel Valentine. Life that counts. **75c. Crowell.

This book grew out of a series of addresses given before young people. It deals with some aspects of service but chiefly with certain qualifications of the useful life; viz. sympathy, courage, perseverance and aspiration. These are symbolized by four faces, the face of a man, a lion, an ox, an eagle, the emblem of the four evangelists.

* + Pub. Opin. 39: 733. D. 2, ‘05. 70w.

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Select poems; ed. by Andrew George. 60c. Heath.

This volume of the Belles-lettres series contains select poems of Coleridge arranged in chronological order, with introduction and notes by the editor.

    N.Y. Times. 10: 104. Ap. 1, ‘05. 180w.

Collier’s self-indexing annual for 1905: a contemporaneous encyclopedia and pictorial history of men and events of the past year as recorded and described by the world’s foremost specialists in every department of human progress. $5. Collier.

Here the time saver finds in ready-to-use form the “political history of the world and of important current events in the fields of labor, industry, science, invention, the arts, sport, education, religion, and sociology.” “The material has been collated from ‘Collier’s Weekly,’ is preceded by a sketch review of the year 1904, which is to be highly praised as a model of condensed statement, and is arranged in alphabetical order, with many illustrations.” (Outlook).

  + Outlook. 79 :501. F. 25, ‘05. 100w.
  + + R. of Rs. 31: 768. Je. ‘05. 80w.

Collins, F. Howard. Author and printer: a guide for authors, editors, printers, correctors of the press, compositors and typists. *$2.25. Oxford.

“The want of uniformity in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and use of italic type causes continual trouble to all who are responsible for the editorial supervision of scientific literature in any form.... Mr. Collins has prepared his book to help in this end.... The volume contains more than twenty thousand separate entries of words arranged alphabetically. Included among these are abbreviations, disputed spellings, foreign words and phrases, divisions of words, and various rules and explanations which should prove of service to authors and editors.”—Nature.

  + + — Ath. 1905, 1: 560. My. 6. 450w.
    Critic. 47: 383. O. ‘05. 70w.

“In conclusion we can pronounce this compilation useful, if almost without rhyme or reason and certainly not highly authoritative.”

  + — Nation. 81: 203. S. 7, ‘05. 1220w.
  + + + Nature. 72: 100. Je. 1, ‘05. 200w.

* Collyer, Robert. Augustus Conant, Illinois pioneer and preacher. *60c. Am. Unitar.

This second volume in “True American types” series contains the charmingly simple record of the plucky career of a typical New Englander who was born in Vermont in 1811, went west in the early days as an Illinois pioneer and later became a minister with the staunch support of his young wife. After triumphing over circumstances he met his death in the Civil war as chaplain in the Union army. The author’s account is supplemented by quotations from the quaintly brief entries in his various journals, and the whole forms a significant story of the life of man who wrested happiness and success from a barren environment.

Colton, Arthur Willis. Belted seas. (†)$1.50. Holt.

Captain Buckingham enlivens a winter afternoon by recounting his adventures in South America and elsewhere. Leaving the town of Greenough and the girl he had “agreed” to marry, he traversed the belted seas for thirty years, drifting back at last to his old harbor to gaze on the tombstone of his sweetheart, and assist in her daughter’s elopement. His story includes humorous yarns of hotel keeping in a ship carried inland by a tidal wave, of a hidden treasure over which a squatter had calmly built his cabin, and of a whale which put forth to sea with a hen roosting on a harpoon embedded in its side.

“His work is never commonplace, but never before has he been so light-hearted, so effervescent of spirit as here.”

  + Critic. 47: 382. O. ‘05. 160w.

“Some of his turns of thought are provocative of the heartiest laughter, and he never permits his auditors an instant of boredom.”

  + Dial. 38: 394. Je. 1, ‘05. 150w.

“The dry, whimsical old captain spins a yarn worth hearing.”

  + Ind. 58: 1250. Je. 1, ‘05. 230w.

“It is a toy, very ingenious and puzzling, we must admit, but not a genuine specimen of literary handicraft.”

  + Lit. D. 31: 318. S. 2, ‘05. 340w.

“Captain Tom’s description of his eccentric mates is occasionally exaggerated to the point of caricature, and his style is inconsistent, wavering between the style of the plain mariner and that of a clever, versatile, even brilliant writer.”

  + — Nation. 80 :442. Je. 1, ‘05. 370w.

“A certain knack of conversation and characterization, a certain largeness of view where the differing morals and madnesses of men are concerned, which gives them not only interest, but a sort of oneness.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 222. Ap. 8, ‘05. 450w.

“Its humor is both spontaneous and demure, and its comedy pointed and subtle.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 394. Je. 17, ‘05. 150w.

“This is of the grotesque, distorted type of humorous story. His observations on human nature are often shrewd and amusing.”

  + Outlook. 79: 959. Ap. 15, ‘05. 110w.

“Mr. Colton’s sailor men are flesh and blood, though their adventures are the wildest flights of fancy.”

  + Pub. Opin. 38: 633. Ap. 22, ‘05. 150w.
  + Reader. 6: 241. Jl. ‘05. 150w.

Colton, Olive A. Rambles abroad. $2. Franklin ptg. and engr. co.

The author “recounts at the outset her visit to Naples and Rome, interspersing her narrative of travel with historical discussion.... From Rome she takes us to Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Wartburg and Weimar, thence to Paris. A visit to England and Windsor castle concludes the trip. The pictures are excellent throughout.”—Boston Evening Transcript.

“Miss Colton has nothing new to tell, in this narrative of a brief European trip; but she tells her story simply and well.”

  + Boston Evening Transcript. F. 8, ‘05. 130w.

Colyar, Arthur St. Clair. Life and times of Andrew Jackson; soldier—statesman—president. 2v. $6. Marshall & B.

Mr. Colyar is a lawyer and an enthusiastic admirer of Jackson. His object in writing these books is to give a sympathetic account of the great Tennesseean, and he has produced a democratic biography which is at times historically biased.

Reviewed by J. S. Bassett.

  + — Am. Hist. R. 10: 667. Ap. ‘05. 530w.

Coman, Katharine. Industrial history of the United States for high schools and colleges. *$1.25. Macmillan.

In this volume Prof. Coman aims “to bring the essential elements of the economic history of this country within the grasp of the average reader, and she has also adapted it for high 75school and college students.... There are many illustrations in half-tone in the book, as well as a number of maps and diagrams, and, besides the authorities given in the margin, the book is supplied with a list of books and their authors for the general reader.” (N. Y. Times.)

* “It supplements in a highly interesting way the ordinary narrative text-book, and will prove a valuable adjunct in the teaching of the subject.”

  + + Dial. 39: 390. D. 1, ‘05. 40w.

* “A carefully executed work, packed with information.”

  + + Ind. 59: 1158. N. 16, ‘05. 20w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 641. S. 30, ‘05. 280w.

* “The book is exceptionally accurate in detail.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 775. N. 18, ‘05. 160w.

“While the author has not always satisfactorily exhibited the economic forces underlying the great movements and events in the history of the United States, she has, on the whole, performed a difficult task well. It is by no means easy to marshal the facts in an interesting way and at the same time bring out their significance; but this the author has succeeded in doing to a praiseworthy degree.”

  + + — Outlook. 81: 629. N. 11, ‘05. 180w.

* “The book as a whole is a model of clear statement and systematized information.”

  + + R. of Rs. 32: 637. N. ‘05. 90w.

Commons, John Rogers, ed. See Trade unionism and labor problems.

Companion to Greek studies; ed. by Leonard Whibley. *$6. Macmillan.

“‘The companion to Greek studies’ differs in scope from other books of the same class; for, besides a survey of Greek life, thought, and art in their different branches, it includes a chapter on the physical conditions of Greece, another containing chronological tables of politics, literature, and art, and a chapter on certain branches of criticism and interpretation. While each article has been intrusted to a writer who has made a special study of the subject, it has been the aim of the work to give the substance of our knowledge in a concise form.... It is hoped that the full table of contents and the indexes of proper names and Greek words will increase the value of the book for purposes of reference. Bibliographies have generally been appended to each article to help those who seek further information. Plans, views, and reproductions of ancient works of art have been carefully chosen and inserted in those articles in which illustration seems most necessary.” Preface.

“The lack of references is a serious drawback. As a companion to the reading of Greek authors, a handbook for reference about Greek things, the book is convenient, well arranged and, in all essentials, trustworthy.”

  + + — Acad. 68 :102. F. 4. ‘05. 1270w.

“It is not a book, but a compressed encyclopedia, a vast collection of facts crammed into the smallest possible compass. Almost the whole book is interesting, in spite of its compression.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 1: 616. My. 20. 1010w.

“Few volumes have a stronger claim to their places in the library of the classical scholar.”

  + + + Nation. 81: 120. Ag. 10, ‘05. 650w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 114. F. 25, ‘05. 340w.

“What Dr. Smith’s ‘Dictionary of antiquities’ was for students half a century ago this is for those of to-day. In concise form it exhibits the larger and more accurate knowledge gained by recent research, and also treats of subjects not heretofore presented in works of this kind. As a book of reference it is all that could be desired. Its illustrations are both numerous and fine. In this work British scholars have again scored most creditably. In their index of scholars and modern writers Americans are scarcer than the facts require.”

  + + + Outlook. 79: 652. Mr. 11, ‘05. 250w.

“If the object of the compilers was to give the maximum of information in the minimum of space, they have certainly succeeded in the attempt.”

  + + + Sat. R. 100: 152. Jl. 29, ‘05. 1400w.

“Of its value there can be no question.”

  + + — Spec. 94: 919. Je. 24, ‘05. 940w.

Compatriots’ club lectures. Compatriots’ club lectures: first series. *$2.75. Macmillan.

The Compatriots’ club, a non-partizan body, was constituted in March, 1904, with the object of advancing the ideal of a united British empire. The present volume contains eight lectures. The principles of constructive economics as applied to the maintenance of empire, by J. L. Garvin; Tariff reform and national defense, by H. W. Wilson; Imperial preference and the cost of food, by Sir Vincent Caillard; The evolution of the empire, by Hon. St. John A. Cockburn, K. C. M. C.; The proper distribution of the population of the empire, by H. A. Gwynne; Political economy and the tariff problem, by Prof. W. J. Ashley; Colonial preference in the past, by John W. Hills, and Tariff reform and political morality, by the Rev. Dr. William Cunningham.

“No better text-book could be accepted both by friends and opponents as a starting place for discussion.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 2: 46. Jl. 8. 450w.
  + + Lond. Times. 4: 191. Je. 16, ‘05. 1170w.
    N. Y. Times. 10: 347. My. 27, ‘05. 270w.

“These lectures we believe will have a wide-reaching educative effect in preparing opinion for the part which the state will take in the future in many matters from which the individualist theory has excluded it.”

  + Sat. R. 99: 742. Je. 3, ‘05. 1450w.

“It is the work of a group of well-known men, who obviously believe what they write, and who in many respects have advanced beyond the crude fallacies and cheap-Jack promises which have disfigured Mr. Chamberlain’s presentment of his own case. It is worth while to see why such men are protectionists, and where the flaw in their reasoning lies.”

  + — Spec. 95: 192. Ag. 5, ‘05. 2700w.

Condit, Edgar Mantelbert. Two years in three continents: experiences, impressions and observation of two Americans abroad. **$2. Revell.

The author and his wife, starting from Ireland, visited all the capitals of Europe, and then Russia and the Orient. The account of their journey is both humorous and interesting, and they give many valuable and homely details not found in the ordinary book of travels.

“The book is replete with humor, and is all the better because it is so thoroughly American in quality. Mr. Condit’s descriptive powers are excellent. In this the good spirits of the writer always predominates and it is easy reading.”

  + + N. Y. Times. 10: 128. F. 25, ‘05. 190w.

Condivi, Ascanio. Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, tr. by Herbert P. Horne. *$7.50. Updike.

“Condivi wrote a great biography, tho no longer than a Plutarch. It puts Michael Angelo before us a genius yet a man. It is rich in choice anecdote, it describes the rivalries and reverses, the successes and triumphs incident to one of power and resource and ambition, and over all its style and treatment give the time as Castiglione describes it. The work itself and Addington Symond’s praise should have before this prompted a popular English edition. Mr. Horne’s translation is close and con amore, but the book is published in a very limited edition.”—Ind.

“Altogether, the volume is one in which the bibliophile no less than the art student will rejoice.”

  + + Dial. 38: 51. Ja. 16, ‘05. 290w.

76“The format is less notable than the biography of the translation. Mr. Horne designed the type which is here first used. It is chaste and clearly cut, yet the page is not clear.”

  + — Ind. 58: 569. Mr. 9, ‘05. 490w.

“Condivi’s narrative is always delightful, it is so unaffected and sincere. The present translation is pleasant to read, having plenty of character.”

  + Spec. 94: 114. Ja. 28, ‘05. 110w.

Conley, John Wesley. Bible in modern light: a course of lectures before the Bible department of the Woman’s club, Omaha. **75c. Griffith & R.

In this series of lectures the author “treats the character and composition of the Bible, manuscripts, translations, light from the monuments; and deals with such problems as the relation of the Bible to science, art, ethics, woman, education, progress.” (Am. J. of Theol.)

“A series of simple, clear and popular lectures.” Charles Richmond Henderson.

  + + Am. J. Theol. 9: 390. Ap. ‘05. 80w.

“In a class where a competent leader could fill gaps and expand outlines, the book might serve as a suggestive textbook.” Henry M. Bowden.

  + + — Bib. World. 26: 157. Ag. ‘05. 280w.

* Connolly, James Bennet. Deep sea’s toll. $1.50. Scribner.

Eight stories of the Gloucester fishermen entitled: The sail-carriers; The wicked “Celestine”; The truth of the Oliver Cromwell; Strategy and seamanship; Dory-mates; The saving of the bark Fuller; On Georges shoals; and Patsie Oddie’s black night.

* “They are admirably drawn pictures of the hardest life a man can choose.”

  + Nation. 81: 448. N. 30, ‘05. 360w.

* “Well sustains the reputation won for him by his previous stories in the same field.”

  + Outlook. 81: 712. N. 25, ‘05. 140w.

Connolly, James B. On Tybee knoll: a story of the Georgia coast. $1.25. Barnes.

“This is a short, simple but interesting story of rivalry between some contractors on river and harbor work at Savannah, Ga. The young hero and his older partner have various exciting experiences in executing a contract that involved cutting and rafting some poles for dipper dredges. The rafts were stolen, rescued, cut adrift and finally rescued again. Incidentally there are races, fights and rescues on the water.”—Engin. N.

“One forgives the extravagance of the story for the sake of the exhilarating sea breeze that seems to blow through all the pages.” Frederic Taber Cooper.

  + — Bookm. 21: 518. Jl. ‘05. 290w.
  + Engin. N. 53: 635. Je. 15, ‘05. 100w.
  Nation. 81: 102. Ag. 3, ‘05. 300w.

“The present tale might be an early effort.”

  Outlook. 80: 194. My. 20, ‘05. 40w.

Connor, Ralph, pseud. (Charles William Gordon.) Prospector. $1.50. Revell.

The story of the life of a young minister who goes from the university of Toronto to his work of self-sacrifice in the wilds. He is affectionately called the Prospector because he untiringly seeks out lonely ranches and brings their owners into touch with their distant neighbors. There are vivid pictures of Canadian frontier life and character, and there is, of course, a love interest.

“From cover to cover physical strength is glorified; but it is the physical strength of teachers and preachers, of earnest, deadly earnest, muscular Christians. Literary merit has nothing to do with the author’s success. His English is fairly sound, and that is as much as may be said for the writing.”

  + + Ath. 1905, 1: 43. Ja. 14. 320w.

“The vein is worked a little too hard, and the results forced.”

  + — Critic. 46: 477. My. ‘05. 90w.

“The splendors of home missionaries’ sacrifice have never been more vividly portrayed.”

  + + Ind. 58: 269. F. 2, ‘05. 170w.

“Interesting as a novel as well as valuable as a picture of Canadian life.”

  + + Spec. 94: 57. Ja. 14, ‘05. 190w.

Conrad, Joseph (Joseph Conrad Korzenlowski). Nostromo: a tale of the seaboard. $1.50. Harper.

Late writers have often turned to the “new lands” of South America for picturesque settings for their stories. Mr. Conrad has laid the scene of his new novel in a republic on the western coast. “In this country an English family has long been settled and has had for its stake the government concession of a silver mine, handed down from father to son, and entailing much disagreeable ‘squeezing’ from successive presidents and dictators. The descendant to whom it has fallen when the present narrative opens is the first one to make it a really valuable property, and in the development he becomes the greatest power in the state, enlisting foreign capital, building railroads, and carrying governments on his pay roll. A final desperate effort on the part of greedy politicians to get control of the goose that lays his golden egg is the main feature of the plot ... but the psychological interest predominates over the adventurous or romantic interest which justifies the author in naming this novel after one of its characters ... one upon whom Mr. Conrad has concentrated his analytical powers.” (Dial).

“A novel ought not to be a snap-shot, it should be a firmly and richly woven fabric. Such is ‘Nostromo.’ Flexible and vivid style.” O. H. Dunbar.

  + + Critic. 46: 377. Ap. ‘05. 480w.

“Readers will find in the book ample reward for their pains in perusing it, will often reach the point of exasperation at its lengthy analyses, its interminable dragging-out of incident, and its frequent harking back to antecedent conditions. The work is a very strong one, and we can think of no other writer, unless it be Mr. Cunningham-Grahame, who could have done anything like as well with the same material.” W. M. Payne.

  + + — Dial. 38: 125. F. 16, ‘05. 420w.

“As a study of South American revolution the book is a monument of realism. There is ever present a psychological question, a moral issue that is as modern as Ibsen.”

  + + Ind. 58: 557. Mr. 9, ‘05. 700w.

“The love element is slight and in its development irregular, and the adventurous element is not absorbing. The stream of the story is always slender. It glimmers and shimmers most poetically—what there is of it—but even at its broadest and strongest it gives no hint of bearing the reader along with it, and again and again it sinks wholly out of sight amid the silver sands of picturesque description.”

  + — Reader. 5: 618. Ap. ‘05. 310w.

Conrad, Stephen, pseud. (Stephen Conrad Stuntz). Mrs. Jim and Mrs. Jimmie. $1.50. Page.

A recital of the experiences of Mrs. Jim at quilting parties, picnics, sociables, weddings, commencements, and fires, interspersed by comments of Mrs. Jimmie. There is much real village life, much satire, and not a little homely philosophy.

* “This story sustains the same relation to love that an old-fashioned ‘experience meeting’ sustains to religion.”

  Ind. 59: 986. O. 26, ‘05. 130w.
77  + N. Y. Times. 10: 513. Ag. 5, ‘05. 370w.

“A tedious story of a country town.”

  Outlook. 80: 935. Ag. 12, ‘05. 30w.

Conway, Moncure Daniel. Autobiography, memories and experiences. 2v. **$6. Houghton.

A frank autobiography of a long life. Mr. Conway says of himself: “A pilgrimage from pro-slavery to anti-slavery enthusiasm, from Methodism to Freethought, implies a career of contradictions.” Born in Virginia of a slave-holding family, 1832, he prepared for the Methodist ministry; but at twenty-one, alienated from his family and old beliefs, he turned to the Unitarian ministry and took an active part in the anti-slavery movement in the early fifties. In 1863 he went to England to lecture in behalf of the North, and remained in London, where he formed lasting friendships with the “good and great” of his time. His account of his experiences and his pictures of the people whom he knew are of exceptional interest.

“Two very entertaining volumes that will prove of marked interest to the general reader, and may be of considerable service to the historical student. Commendation for their general readableness and attractiveness.”

  + + Am. Hist. R. 10: 701. Ap. ‘05. 170w.

Reviewed by M. A. De Wolfe Howe.

    Atlan. 95: 128. Ja. ‘05. 1730w.

* “On the whole Mr. Conway’s volume is the most important book of its kind that has been published during the present year.” R. W. Kemp.

  + + + Bookm. 20: 481. Ja. ‘05. 750w.

“Two large volumes, and I do not think there is a dry page in either one of them.” Jeannette L. Gilder.

  + + Critic. 46: 120. F. ‘05. 920w.

“He has, therefore, won the gratitude due for a compilation that makes easy and attractive reading. But it is emphatically the work of a clever journalist and genial clubman, not of a trustworthy historian. It will not be safe to use the material here collected unless it is otherwise confirmed. Mr. Conway is surprisingly careless even in matters closely connected with his own career.” Herbert W. Horwill.

  + + — Forum. 36: 564. Ap. ‘05. 1930w.

“In a vivid and picturesque manner ... Mr. Moncure D. Conway tells the story of a strenuous life.” Walter Lewin.

  + + Hibbert J. 3: 614. Ap. ‘05. 1300w.

“A man who has lived in such times and amid such associations must from the nature of the case have an interesting story to tell. Fortunately, Mr. Conway is too good a literary craftsman to let the story suffer in the telling.”

  + + R. of Rs. 30: 755. D. ‘04. 240w.

“We may say without hesitation that it is an instructive, as it is a transparently sincere, record of human experience. The first volume is meant for American more than for English readers.”

  + + Spec. 94: 181. F. 4, ‘05. 230w.

Cook, Albert S., ed. See Judith.

Cook, Albert S., and Benham, A. R. Specimen letters. *60c. Ginn.

“The range of the selection is unlimited, since it includes Cicero, Pliny, Tragan, Mme. de Sevigné, and Voltaire.... The other eighty-eight letters ... are English or American, beginning with Addison and ending with ‘Ellen G. Starr.’”—N. Y. Times.

“The collection is an admirable one, representative of every form of the epistolary art, and made particularly attractive to the general reader by its freedom from editorial encumbrances.”

  + + Dial. 38: 423. Je. 16, ‘05. 50w.

“As an avowed supplement to Scoones, such of their work as he has not anticipated would have a distinct value.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 344. My. 27, ‘05. 880w.

Cook, Joel. Switzerland; picturesque and descriptive. **$2.40. Coates.

A book designed for students and tourists, as well as general lovers of fine book workmanship. Six sections of Switzerland are covered—Western Switzerland, Eastern Switzerland, the Upper Rhine, the Middle Rhine, the great Rhine gorge, and the Lower Rhine, and in addition to the descriptive matter, there are numerous half-tone illustrations. He opens with a rapid survey of the history of the Swiss confederation, followed by descriptions of the Lake of Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, and Montreux, coming next to the Castle of Chillon.

“He has here attempted to do for Switzerland what he has already done for America, England, and France, by emphasizing with personal impressions those points of human interest which usually receive mere perfunctory notice in the guide books.”

  + N. Y. Times. 10: 2. Ja. 7, ‘05. 330w.

* Cook, Theodore Andrea. Old Provence. 2v. **$4. Scribner.

“The first volume deals with Provence under the Greeks and Romans. Mr. Cook writes entertainingly of the traces of Marius in Provence. He follows his march, camp by camp, through the country until he met the Teutons and the Ambrons on the bank of the Lar.... Volume II of the account of Provence is no less discursive than the first, and no less interesting in the same discursive way. It covers the period from about the time of Charlemagne, say, 900 A. D., to the death of the good King Réné in 1480, with excursions back to Greek, Roman, and Teutonic days and forward to modern times.”—N. Y. Times.

* “We heartily congratulate him on the interest of his book, but are not satisfied with it, for we feel certain that he can and will do better. The book seems to us wanting in plan, and from absence of design to be somewhat confused for the general reader.”

  + + — Ath. 1905, 2: 505. O. 14. 710w.

“Mr. Cook has not achieved a history of Provence. But he offers us a guide, indefatigable, vigorous, vivacious, eager to discourse on every subject, and primed with valuable information.”

  + + — Lond. Times. 4: 357. O. 27, ‘05. 940w.

* “There is room for many books about a region so replete with interest, and it can do nobody any harm to read this one; but, while it will not spare the traveller abroad the need of his guide-books, it has not the light and graceful touch and the gift of vivid presentation that will satisfy the reader who stays at home—the ultimate test.”

  + — Nation. 81: 468. D. 7, ‘05. 1520w.

“A work containing much of interest and importance, and little that is trivial in itself, yet all so badly arranged that the reader has to pick and choose to find what he wants.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 675. O. 14, ‘05. 1060w.

* “Mr. Cook knows his Provence well, but he does not know how to tell about it. Nevertheless the volumes are worth buying and worth reading, for their contents cannot be obtained elsewhere.”

  + — Outlook. 81: 706. N. 25, ‘05. 110w.

Cooke, Grace MacGowan. Grapple. $1.50. Page.

The principal figure in this labor-problem story is Mark Strong who from the ordinary miner’s lot rises to the ownership of a mine. Although once a member of the United mine workers, and still a believer in unions, he will not be bound by the inflexible rules of labor organizations, and employs non-union help. The struggle that ensues gives an opportunity for an exposition of arguments on both sides of the question.

* “The seriousness of the book is relieved by an element of humor which is perhaps better than nothing, although it is a humor of a rather cheap sort.” Wm. M. Payne.

  + — Dial. 39: 307. N. 16, ‘05. 140w.
    Outlook. 81: 279. S. 30, ‘05. 110w.

78Cooke, Marjorie Benton. Dramatic episodes. $1.25. Dramatic.

Ten short plays, each in a single scene, which satirize the follies of the foibles of to-day.

    Dial. 38: 276. Ap. 16, ‘05. 60w.

Cooper, Edward Herbert. Twentieth century child. $1.50. Lane.

A glimpse into the new nursery, where smart children who make epigrams dwell. Their prayers, lessons, play, social life, punishments and health are discussed.

“The style is a mixture of slap-dash, slang, and fine writing.”

  + — Ath. 1905, 1: 461. Ap. 15. 1020w.

“It is rich in insight, sanity, a wise and sympathetic understanding of his delightful circle of juvenile acquaintance. The whole book is blessedly free from any touch of the patronizing.”

  + + Critic. 47: 475. N. ‘05. 170w.

“The value of his book lies largely in its very personal tone.”

  + Dial. 39: 46. Jl. 16, ‘05. 360w.

“Written in a pseudo-serious vein.”

  + — N. Y. Times. 10: 332. My. 20, ‘05. 400w.

“The volume as a whole is a clever and unusual combination of anecdote, fiction, biography, and serious discussion.”

  + R. of Rs. 32: 511. O. ‘05. 110w.

“We do not take Mr. Cooper seriously; and the whole performance has an air of artificiality which produces irritation at every page.”