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By Curtis Guild. Boston : Lee & Shepard. $1.50. As the title of Mr. Guild's book at once indicates, it belongs to the class made up of gleanings in a field already reaped and garnered. Reminiscences, recollections, anecdotes, observations, and personalities galore are scattered over 300 pages about all sorts and kinds of celebrities, from Tennyson to Tom Thumb.
In painting, notably in the work of Sir Edwin Landseer and his followers, animals are almost invariably endowed with human characteristics and attributes; in literature,
A fragment by Robert Louis Stevenson, called A Mountain Town in France, with five illustrations from drawings by the author, has been published by John Lane. Three hundred and fifty copies have been printed, and the price is $1.50 net. The December BOOKMAN contained a lengthy extract from this bit of Stevensoniana, and also reproduced one of the illustrations.
By Mrs. H. V. Cheney. Those who feel an interest in the records and monuments of the past, and who desire to study the characteristics of the Pilgrim Fathers, and Pilgrim Mothers and Daughters, will not fail to avnil themselves of the graphic delineations presented to them in this entertaining volume.
Americans who are anxious to know what foreigners think of them will find considerable entertainment and some cause for indignation in A Ramble Round the World, by Baron De Hubner.
Preface: This is a brief book mention of a work by Louise Guiney. There are a few references to the works she has created, some influences, and her areas of inspiration. Enjoy the snippet...

A careful revision for 1895 of a volume which has been published annually slnce 1873. It describes one continuous route through Ireland, Scotland, England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy. The British Isles and Italy are given extended attention. The book is

Messrs. Saxton & Miles, of New York, have just published the "American Poultertes Companion; a Practical Treatise on the Breeding, Rearing, Fattening and Centrist Management of the Various Species of Domestic Poultry, with Illustrations and Portraits of Fowls taken from Life." By C. M. Bement. This is a beautiful and useful book.

By Anna Mary Howitt. The author of this volume is an enthusiast in her devotion to the fine arts, possessing a very high order of genius, as well as a glowing imagination. Her description of natural scenes, as well as her criticisms of all that related to her favorite studies, are very beautiful and classically correct.

The new sociology promises much.  When we read what the sociologists say it is the special purpose of their science to do we are in a glow of expectancy.  But we find, as a rule, that after drawing a pleasant picture of the possibilities of the subject they go no further.
BY L. F. Austin. New York and on don : Ward, Locke & Co.
The same publishers have just issued Professor Frost's "Book of the Indians of North America, comprising a View of their Manners, Customs and Present State." It is splendidly embellished with engravings on wood and steel plates, from the drawings of Croome, Darley, Catlin and Prince Maximilian of Wied.
Being an account of his career and adventures on the coast, in the interior, on shipboard, and in the West Indies. Written out and edited from the Captain's Journals, Memoranda, and Conversations, by Brantz Mayer. Captain Canot certainly, deserves credit for having delivered "a round, unvarnished tale" to the literary gentleman whose name appears as editor of the present volume.

Edward King. Nothing can be saif of "Cassell" that has not been said already by thousands of Maerican Tourists, for whose use it has long been without a rival in its distinctive field. It is still a pocket guide - not an unabridged dictionary, and it possesses the two indispensable qualities of completeness and accuracy.

By Luther H. Porter. Athletics Series. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. $1.00. This little volume, with its bright yellow cover, has already gone into the hands of hundreds of cyclists.

By J. B. Jones, author of "Wild Western Scenes," "Life and Adventures of a Country Merchant," etc.

Messrs. Carey & Hart have published "Heathen Mythology." by Punch. This to the classical reader is the most amusing of all the "Punch Books." It is embellished with ten engravings entirely original with the facetious author, nothing of the kind being found either in the sculpture or painting of antiquity.

By J. R. Hayes, M.D. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott Co. Dr. Hayes, who is Medical Examiner to the Bureau of Pensions, has written at once a very sensible and a very readable hook. How sensible it is, any one who has any practical knowledge of dietetics and hygiene can see at a glance; and everybody will find it interesting.
By C. H. Spurgeon, Mr. Spurgeon says: "There is no particular virtue in being seriously unreadable", Therefore, in a quaint, semi-humorous vein, he has attempted to interest his readers, and at the same time to tell many homely truths, and impart lessons of industry, honesty, temperance, and the other virtues. There is no approach to a sermon in this book.
Mrs. Louise Chandler Moulton's literary output this year is represented by a series of delightful and chattily written travel papers gathered under the title Lazy Tours in Spain and Elsewhere, published by Messrs. Roberts Brothers.

In this neat little volume, the reader is presented with the Christian experience of an afflicted but patient spirit.

Or, the First American Settlement on the Pacific. By Gabriel Franchere. Translated and edited by J. V. Huntington. The contents of this volume form an interesting portion of American history, and will therefore justly claim the attention of American readers.

by H. Didimus, published by Harper & Brothers and Carey & Hart.

And a queer place it was. This is a lively and piquant book, by one who appears to be well versed in what he describes. A graphic picture of New Orleans.

by Reuben Gold Thwaites, Secretary of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, is a pleasant account of a trip made by the author and his wife in the south of England — from Canterbury to Dartmoor Forest, and back to London by way of Bath, Oxford and the Thames Valley.

Is so recent as to include two chapters on the assassination of the Shah, Nasr-ed-Din, and on the present situation in Persia. The author, General Sir Thomas E. Gordon, sets down clearly and succinctly the results of his observations and experience, gathered from two journeys which he made to Tehran, the last in 1895. Most of the illustrations are from native photographs. (Pike, $3.00.)

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