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A Story of American Life and Character.

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"This is a story of American life and character truly original in design and sucressful in execution. The author introduces his readers to possible people and probable incidents. The dialogue is natural all through, very unaffected and characteristic. It is to be noticed that the women, of various grades and ages, maids or matrons, who appear in this story, have the great merit of being truly feminine throughout. There is infinite variety of action, there is suffering, there is crime—and there is detection and punishment, by which ' the wrong is made right' at last. 'Dibbs' is an entirely new creation. There is some humor, to relieve a great deal of mystery. Part of this arises out of the incidents, but more is suggested by an Irish farm-laborer, who differs essentially from the stereotyped 'Paddy' of the stage, and in his idiomatic and amusing language is irresistibly comic, as well as forcible. The story, good as it is, would lose one of its points of attraction if Patrick were removed from it. The author displays great power and skill in constructing and telling a story, the interest of which never flags."

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A. S. Barnes & Co. have ready in their readable Atlas Series " Resorts for Money-makers— the New York Gold Room, Stock Exchange, and Clearing House."

A. D. F. Randolph & Co. have nearly ready a second thousand of Dr. Hitchcock's little book on "Socialism," which has attracted much attention and met with an increasing sale. In this will be inserted a new prefatory note, in which Dr. Hitchcock refers to some of the criticisms upon his paper, but declines to change the positions he has taken.

James Miller announces for the middle of February an entirely new edition of Mrs. Browning's Poems, uniform with the widely selling Favotite Edition of Tennyson's Poems, to be called the Florence Edition. It will be at the low price of $1.25, with illustrations by American artists, and will be sure to sell widely. He contemplates issuing Hood's Poems in similar style. A reduction of prices on other editions of Mrs. Browning is also to be noted.

Harper & Bros, will issue together, presently, the new edition of Crabb's Synonyms, an always useful book made more useful by revision and enlargement; another volume in the English Men of Letters series, that on "David Hume," written curiously enough by no other than Prof. Huxley: and several Half Hour books, Henry James, Jr.'s, new story, "An International Episode," a companion piece to "Daisy Miller;" Lamb's "Adventures of Ulysses," and either Goldsmith's Plays or Poems, both of which are in preparation.

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G. P. Putnam's Sons announce a considerable list of books for the early part of the year, of which several may be expected this month. A second edition is to be issued of "The Life of Gerrit Smith," by O. B. Frothingham, of which the first edition attracted no little attention, and was made the text of a good deal of controversy, which resulted in the withdrawal of copies unsold. "The Great Fur Land ; or, Sketches of Life in the Hudson's Bay Territory," is an interesting book of travel by H. M. Robinson, formerly U. S. Consul in Manitoba, and the Evening Post's correspondent there, with numerous illustrations from designs by Charles Gosch. "The Currency of the Country," by the Hon. Carl Schurz, being his Boston lecture revised, will be No. n of the Economic Monographs. "Soldier and Pioneer" is a record of the life and family history of Richard Clough Anderson, and a picture of frontier life in Virginia in the last half of the eighteenth century, of local interest, but also a valuable contribution to general history.

Scribner & Co. issue this week the new hymn and tune book, edited by Dr. Charles S. Robinson, whose experience at this work has been very wide and all of whose books have been popular, " A Selection of Spiritual Songs." It is an admirable collection, and the shape in which the publishers have put it on the market is especially noteworthy. The book is made convenient by printing on fine linen paper, with small margins, the binding is with tapes, and the flexible cover edition, to fold back, is especially adapted for choirs. The inside cover papers are decorated with Scripture texts in color. The regular edition retails at $1.50; an extra edition, in the novelty of American gros-grain silk, found to be very durable, costs $2.50. The publishers state that they "do not propose, as a rule, to offer any inducements to churches to discard other books, by reduction of price on first introduction of this, but the earlier and later supplies will be furnished to churches in considerable lots, by leading booksellers or the publishers, uniformly at the Jow rate of twenty per cent discount from the retail prices." Special editions for special denominations are in progress, the Baptist, or "Calvary selection," being edited jointly with Dr. Robinson by Rev. Robert S. MacArthur.


January 20, 3.30 P.m. :—Library of the late Chas. S. Hunt, comprising rare and valuable works on poiit. econ., finance, currency and banking, hist., and general lit. Bangs.

January 21, 3 P.m. :—Miscellaneous books (consigned directly from England). Bangs.

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