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WEEKLY RECORD OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. In this list, the titles in brevier are direct transcriptions from books actually received, according to the rules of the American Library Association; those in nonpareil are from the best information available, and will be repeated in brevier when the book is received for registry.

The notes followed by a number are those which are sent out on printed title-slips, as revised by the Library Association authorities; unless bracketed, which means that they have not yet been so revised. Those not followed by a number are on the sole authority of the Weekly, and are not included in the title-slip registry.

The abbreviations are usually self-explanatory. A colon after initial designates the most usual given name, as: A: Augustus: B: Benjamin;C: Charles ; D: Daniel : Ę: Edward ; F: Frederic: G: George ; H. Henry: 1: Isaac: 7: John; L: Louis; N: Nicholas ; P: Peter ; R: Richard ; S: Samuel ; T: Thomas : W: William.

Sizes are designated as follows: F. (folio; over 30 centimeters high); Q. (4to: under 30 cm.); O. (8vo : 25 cm.); D. (12mo: 20 cm.); S. (16mo : 1742 cm.): T. (24mo : 15 cm.); Tt. (32mo: 124 cm.); Fe. (48mo : 10 cm.). Sq., obl., nar., designate square, oblong, narrow books of these heights. Where figure instead of letter symbols are used, the record is from publisher's designation, and not measurement.

Imported books are marked with an asterisk; authors' and subscription books, or books published at net prices, with two asterisks : educational books published atwholesale" prices, with a dagger. Adams, W: H. Davenport. The secret of suc- Cherubini and his predecessors, Méhul, Spontini, Havély, cess; or, now to get on in the world ; with Bořeldieu and Auber, Meyerbeer, Gounod ; illustrated by

numerous anecdotes, and popularly written. remarks upon true and false success, and art

Forrester, Mrs. Rhona : a novel. Phil., of making best use of life : Amer, ed., ed. by P. G. H. N. Y., G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1879.

Lippincott, 1879. 385 p. D. cl., $1.50.

English society novel, dealing chiefly with love and mar10 + 389 p. D. cl., $1.50.

riage; heroine's too exacting love for her husband the point Practical advice and suggestions for young men beginning on which plot turns ; scenes from fashionable life in the city life ; designed to encourage, stimulate, and warn ; illustrat- i and country. ed by numerous anecdotes. Chapters on : Time and its

Gilbert, W: S. H.M S. Pinafore ; or, the lass that loved uses ; Aims in life; A steady purpose ; The three P's

a sailor: nautical opera in 2 acts. With

por. of principal punctuality, prudence, perseverance;

Business habits ; characters in costume. N. Y., G. W. Carleton & Co.. Business men and business notes; The race and the ath

1879. 46 p. 16°. pap., 10 0. lete ; Self-help ; Reasonable service and true success.

Index,

Gripper, C: F. , Railway tunnelling in heavy ground.
N. Y., &. & F. N. Spon, 1879. 66 p.

3 pl. 4o. cí., Agassiz, Mrs. Elizabeth C., A first lesson in Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, and others. Higher natural history. New ed. .,

education and a common language. N.Y., A. Heath, 1879. 64 p. T. il. (Guides for science.

S. Barnes & Co., (1879). 120 p. 0. (Atlas teaching, no. 4.) pap., 135 C.

ser., no. 9.) pap., 40 c. Gives in narrative form, for very young children, a general history of hydroids, corals, and echinoderms ; belonging

7 essays: International communication by language, by to “Natural history stories.

Written twenty years ago,

P. G, Hamerton; The reform in higher education ; Upper under direction of Prof. Louis Agassiz.

schools, by Pres. McCosh ; Study of the Greek and Latin

classics, by C: Elliott ; The university system in Italy, by Alden, Jos., D.D. Thoughts on the religious life ; with Prof. Angelo de Gubernatis ; Universal education,

by Ray introd. by W: Cullen Bryant. N. Y., G. P. Putnam's Palmer ; Industrial art education in the U. S., by Eaton S. Sons, 1879. 16o. cl., $1.

Drone. Beecher, Mrs. H: W. Letters from Florida. Hammond, W: A. Fasting girls : their physiology and N. Y., Appleton, 1879. 85 p. il. S. cl., 50 c.

pathology. N. Y., G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1879.76 p.

12°. flex. 75 C. 6 letters, entitled : A home and work for all ; Castles in Spain ; Lift up the hands that hang down, and strengthen

Hazletine, Mayo W. American woman in Europe ; the feeble knees; What has been done, and can be done

(also] Keys to N. Y. society. N. Y., Am. News Co., again ; What have you to say about malarial fever?; Seek

1879. 85 p. sq. 16°. pap., 50 c. the truth in private homes, not in hotel life. Appendix on: Hodge, C: D.D. Conference papers; or, Orange-growing in Florida; Remarkable fountain in Florida Products of western Florida.

analyses of discourses, doctrinal and prac

tical ; delivered on Sabbath afternoons to Bennett, D. M., see Trial.

the students of the Theological Seminary, Chamberlain, Miss P. B. The mistress of the

Princeton, N. J. N. Y., C: Scribner's Sons, house. N.Y., T: Y. Crowell, (1879]. 244 p. 1879. 15 + 373 p. 0. cl., $3. il. S. cl., $1.25.

Grouped under 10 headings, entitled: God and his attriStory for young girls ; a mother is called from her home, tributes ; Christ, his person and offices; The Holy Spirit and leaves her daughter of fifteen, who is a Christian, to and his offices; Satan and his influence-sin and sins; keep house for the step father and his son, who are not Conversion-entrance upon the Christian life; Christian Christians; the history of her endeavors, and the good re- experiences, characteristics and privileges ; Christian results.

sponsibilities and duties : The means of grace-the ScripClay, Bertha M. Lady Damer's secret: a novel. N. Y.

tures, ministry, sacraments, etc. ; Death, and the consumG. ú. Carleton & Co., 1879.429 p. 12o. cl., $1.50.

mation of redemption ; Last words-papers prepared dur

ing the last year of his life. Denison, Mrs. Mary Andrews. Erin go bragh ; by the author of " That husband of mine." Washington, D. C.,

Hull, Asa. Wreath of praise. N. Y. and Cinc., J. Church Globe Printing and Pub. House. 354 p. 12o. cl., $1.50 ;

& Co., 1879. Obl. 12°. bds., 35 c. ; pap., 25 c. pap., 75 c.

Jerome, Ferris. High-water mark : a novel. Phil., LipDumas, Alex. Spell-bound : a novel. N. Y., G. W.

pincott, 1879. 12o. cl., $1.50. Carleton & Co., 1879. 247 p. 16o. cl., 75 C.

Keerayệff, P. Tables of the principal speeds occurring in

mechanical engineering, expressed in metres, in a second; Ellinwood, March. A year at Poplar Row. tr. by Sergius Kern. N. Y., E. & F. N. Spon, 1879. 19 PN. Y., T: Y. Crowell, (1879].

277 p. il. S.

18o. pap., *20 c. cl., $1.25.

Kimball, Elijah H. The Gospels in poetry. N. Y., G. Story of the experiences of a young girl who goes to live a

W. Carleton & Co., 1879. 500 p. 12o. cl., $1.50. year with a wealthy aunt on whom a great sorrow has fallen ; Kitchen boiler and water pipes: their arrangement and designed to show the power and influence a cheerful, sunny management, especially their treatment during frost, and Christian may exert over the home of a sad, stern, religious how to avoid explosions. N. Y., E. & F. N. Spon, 1879.

15 p. pl. 8o. pap., * 40 C. Elliott, F. R. Handbook for fruit growers, made for Lefingwell, Rev. C. W., ed. Reading book of English

those who grow fruit for their own use ; with addenda classics, for use in schools. N. Y., G. P. Putnam's Sons, treating on fiwwering shrubs, roses, etc. New ed. Roches- 1879. 12o. cl., $1.50.

ter, N. Y., D. M. Dewey, 1879. 128 p. il. 16°. pap., 60 с. Nightingale, A. F., ed. Handbook of requirements for Ferris, G: T. The great Italian and French admission to the colleges of the U. S. ; with

miscellaneous composers. N. Y., Appleton, 1879. 248 p.

addenda. N. Y., Appleton, 1879. 80. cl., $i. S. (Appleton's new handy-v. ser., no. 28.) cl.,

Our first baby; or, infelicities of our honeymoon. N. Y..

Collin & Co., 1879. 64 p. il. sq. 8o. pap., 20 C. 60 c.; pap., 30 c..

Biographical and critical sketches of Palestrina, Piccini, Payn, Ja. Under one roof: an episode in a Paisiello, and Cimarosa, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, family history: a novel. N. Y., Harper,

woman.

mer tour,

N. Y.,

20 C.

1879. 75 p. Q. (Franklin 94. lib., no. 53.) | principal artists mentioned in volume. Îndex (16 p.) (not

Michael Angelo's sonnets; and, Chronological tables of the pap., 15 c.

contained in English edition). The usual English novel, with two or three love affairs, some mystery and crime, and scenes from middle-class life Taine, H: A. History of English literature ; tr. by H: in that country.

Van Laun. Complete in iv. N. Y., J: W. Lovell, 1879.

750 p. 12o. cl., $1.50. Rattan, Volney. A popular California flora; or, manual

for beginners. San Francisco, A. L. Bancroft & Co., | Trial of D.' M. Bennett in the U. S. Circuit 1879. 103 p. sq. 4°. cl., $1.

Court, Judge C: L. Benedict presiding, Rayne, Mrs. M. Louise. Fallen among thieves: a sum

N. Y., March 18-21, 1879, upon charge of N. Y., G. W. Carleton & Co., 1879. 351 p. 12o. cl., $1.50.

depositing prohibited matter in the mails;

reported by S. B. Hinsdale. Shakespeare, W: Tragedy of Hamlet ; with

The introd. and notes explanatory and critical,

Truth Seeker office, (1879]. 8 + 5-189 p. D. for use in schools and classes, by Rev. H: N.

cl., 50 c. ; pap., 30 c. Hudson. Bost., Ginn & Heaih, 1879. 18+ Tucker, Rev. H. W. Memoirs of the life and episcopate 258 p. sq. S. (Annotated English classics.) cl, of G: Augustus Selwyn, D.D., bishop of New Zealand,

1841-1869 ; bishop of Lichfield, 1869-1878. N. Y., Pott, 75 c.

Young & Co., 1879. 2 v. por., lithos., and maps. 8o. cl., New edition from new stereotype plates, with addition of $10. introd. and critical notes. Introd. discusses : history of

Uncle Sam-ee and his little Chinee. N. Y., Collin & Co., play; source of plot; general characteristics; political basis of action ; Hamlet's madness, his alleged defect of

1879. 32 p. 12°. pap., 10 C. will, why he does not strike the king, etc. ; the characters of Vail, A. D. Greek literature. N. Y., Phillips & Hunt, Laertes, the king, ghost, Horatio, Polonius, Ophelia, queen, 1879. 128 p. 24°. (Chautauqua text-books, no. 6.) pap., etc. Explanatory notes at bottom of page ; critical notes (21 p.) at end of volume.

Vaughan, Victor C. Lecture notes on chemical physiSquibb, E: R. Proposed legislation on adul

ology and pathology: .2d ed., rev. and enl. Ann Arbor,

Mich., Ann Arbor Printing and Pub. Co., 1879. 315 p. teration of food and medicine : rough draft 8o. cl., $2. of proposed law to prevent adulteration of Warren, S. E: Drafting instruments and food and medicine, and to create a State

operations ; in 4 divisions: I, Instruments board of health, with expl. and illustrations

and materials ; 2, Fundamental operations; of the principal points of the law ; from

3, Plane problems and practical exercises ; Transactions of the Med. Soc. of N. Y. 1879;

4, Elements of taste in geometrical drawing: [also] Notes in reply to criticisms by the

text-book for schools, and artisans' classes, press: the British " Sales of food and drugs

and for self-instruction. 2d ed., rev, and enl. act of 1875," with notices of some rulings of

with new pl. and wood-cuts. N. Y., J: Wiley the British court. N. Y., G. P. Putnam's

& Sons, 1879.

12 + 152 p. 0. (Industrial Sons, 1879. 57 p. D. (Economic mono- science drawing, no. 2.) cl., $1.25. graphs, no. 14.) pap., 25 C.

Teaches correct practice in the execution of finished me.

chanical drawings by full instructions, applied in varied Stockton, Frank R. Rudder Grange. N. Y., exercises. 7. plates and a selection of 50 of the most comC: Scribner's Sons, 1879. 8 + 270 p. S. cl., monly useful plane geometrical problems added to present

First issued in 1864. $1.25. Humorous account of the adventures of a young couple Weigall, C: H. The art of figure drawing, who go to housekeeping on a small income ; papers origimally published in Scribner's Monthly.

cont. practical instructions for a course of

study in this branch of art; with 17 il. on Symonds, J: Addington. Renaissance in Italy: the fine arts. N. Y., Holt, 1879. 14 + 550 p.

wood by author and eng. by W. G. Mason ; O. cl., $3.50.

from 21st London ed., ed. by Susan N. Carter.

N. Y., G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1879. 53 p. S. Defines the relation of the Italian arts to the main "Movement of Renaissance culture ; explains their depend- (Putnam's art hand-books, no. 4.) bds., 50 C. ence on mediæval Christianity at their commencement, Rules and illustrations given in simple, direct language; their gradual emancipation from ecclesiastical control, and information and suggestions added in foot-notes by Ameritheir final attainment of freedom at the culmination of the can editor, the principal of the Woman's Art School, classical revival. Chapters on: The problem for the fine Cooper Union. Chapters on : Lines, Proportion, The arm, arts; Architecture ; Sculpture ; Painting ; Venetian paint- Female figure, Foot, Hand, Front face, The eye and ear, ing; Life of Michael Angelo; Life of Benvenuto Cellini; The Nose and mouth, The profile head, Expression, Method of Epigoni. 3 appendices on : The pulpits of Pisa and Ravello; outline, Drawing from the living figure.

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Londoniana, by Edward Walford.—The Ingenious Knight Sent to Coventry, and, A Queen of Spades. By Mayo W. Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Cervantes. Translated Hazletine.

from the original by A. J. Duffield. CHARLES A. LILLEY, N. Y.

APRIL 18. The household book of gummed labels, for everything used in the house, preserves, pickels, seeds, medicines, etc.,

D. Appleton & Co.:-Forstmeister, by Berthold Auer(also) tags for baskets, bundles, bags, etc., alphabetically

bach. arranged in classes.

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Harper & Bros. :-Lectures on French Poets, by W. N.

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that distinction, but the bill, if it should be. come a law, would introduce a system equally

disastrous to the makers and to the users of F. LEYPOLDT, Bibliographical Editor.

school-books. R. R. BOWKER, General Editor.

We reprint, in this connection, the extract

from the Educational Weekly (Chicago) for the APRIL 26, 1879.

especial purpose of calling attention to the

popular view of school-book publishing which PUBLISHERS are requested to furnish title-page proofs and

is here not unfairly represented. (Since then, advance information of books forthcoming, both for entry in this journal has practically "taken it all the lists and for descriptive mention. An early copy of back" in a second editorial article.) Much of each book published should be forwarded, to insure correct

what it says is so far from the mark as to be ness in the final entry.

The trade are invited to send "Communications” to the amusing, but the representation of public feel. editor on any topic of interest to the trade, and as to which ing and the remarks on the future of educational an interchange of opinion is desirable. Also, matter for publishing, under the present reckless system "Notes and Queries." Notes from librarians will also be of agency expenditures, are scarcely exaggergratefully received.

ated. The educational publishers are themIn case of business changes, notification or card should be immediately sent to this offic for entry under “ Business selves responsible for the idea that the business Notes," New catalogues issued will also be mentioned is one of outrageous profits, by the abominawhen forwarded.

tions of the agency system.

As a matter of

fact, taking the business together, it is probable “ Every man is a debtor to his profession, from that such expenditures last year absorbed the the which, as men do of course seek to receive entire profits of the school-book publishers. countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to

The current tendency to extreme and mistaken

legislation and the present public prejudice endeavor themselves by way of amends to be a

can be met only by such steps on the part of help thereunto."-LORD Bacon.

leading educational publishers as will bring

about a more sensible method of doing busiSTATE TEXT-BOOKS AGAIN.

ness and so assure a future for this branch of The text-book bill, which we reprint in full the trade. elsewhere, passed the New York State Senate on Monday of this week with only three' nega- This is the age of improvements. The teletive votes. In commenting on this bill, passed phone being now an established institution, the with such extraordinary unanimity, the Evening next is the pneumatic tube for private express Post says:

service. Such a tube is now in process of con" While a frequent change of school text books struction along Printing House Square, New is an evil against which complaint is often

York, connecting the Herald, Staats Zeitung, justly made, it is questionable whether or not this bill furnishes the best remedy. In the first and the intermediate daily newspaper offices. place, it will entail great expense by requiring the introduction of an entirely new set of books in almost all parts of the state.

The

As this is the season of removals, we would books in use are the result of great competition, and entirely new ones will run a great risk of ask those in the trade who have moved or are being inferior to them. But, as the present about to move to send us their new addresses, books are protected by copyright, the books with a view to making a reference-list. proposed would have to be prepared from original sources, unless the publishers of some of those now in use should obtain the contract, | BOOKSELLERS' AND STATIONERS' and even with the supervision of the state

PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION. Superintendent there will be great danger that the books chosen will after trial be found un- At a meeting of the Board, held at 25 Bond satisfactory. We see no reason why the pro Street, Wednesday evening, April 24th, the folfessed object of this bill-stability-may not be lowing notification was ordered made : secured simply by providing that when the

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, I school authorities of a district have selected

New York, April 24, 1879. S their text-books these books shall not be

A special meeting of this Association will be changed oftener than once in five years, and held at the Trade-Sale Rooms of Messrs. Geo. then only with the consent of the Superintend- | A. Leavitt & Co., Clinton Hall, New York, on ent of Public Instruction.”

Thursday, May ist, 1879, at 8 p.m. This puts the sensible view of the case—and The Constitution as amended by the Board the publishers' view as well as the public's—in of Trustees will be submitted to the Associa

tion for final action thereon. a nutshell. The possibility of capturing the

A full attendance of all the members is reentire state may be a fascinating temptation to spectfully requested. a school-book publisher, or to one ambitious of

J. F. VOGELIUS, Secretary.

BILL.

THE {NEW YORK STATE TEXT-BOOK mit a printed copy of his order to the trustee

or trustees of every school district, and the

board of education of every union free school The following is the New York text-book | district in the state, by sending sufficient copies bill, as reported by the Senate Committee. It to school commissioners, who shall transmit passed the Senate Monday, April 22d, with but them to the town clerks by whom they shall be

transmitted to the trustees and boards of educathree negative votes.

tion. After the expiration of the time designated SECTION 1. The comptroller, treasurer, and in the order of the superintendent, any trustee superintendent of public instruction of the or member of a board of education who shall State of New York are hereby authorized and i permit the habitual use in the school or schools directed as a board to advertise for proposals, under or partly under his charge, of any readand to enter into, let, and award a contract to ing book, speller, grammar, arithmetic, geograthe bidder, who, after giving good and suffi- phy, or history other than those directed to be cient bond, in the penal sum of not less than used by the order of the superintendent, without twenty-five thousand dollars, for the full and the special permission of the superintendent, faithful performance of such contract, shall shall thereby become liable to removal from offer and agree to sell to all persons within office, and it shall be the duty of the superinthis State at the lowest price at all times for a tendent to so remove such offending trustee or term of fifteen years the following text-books, member of a board of education. provided that such books shall not be sold at a Sec. 6. In case said contractor, his personal greater price than stated below: speller, not to representatives or assigns, shall at any time fail exceed fifteen cents; first reader, not to ex- to fulfil any of the terms of said contract on ceed ten cents; second reader, not to exceed his part to be observed, the entire penal sum twenty cents; third reader, not to exceed thirty thereof shall at once become due and owing to cents; fourth reader, not to exceed forty cents; the state, and it shall be the duty of the attorfirst grammar, not to exceed twenty-five cents; ney-general to cause suit to be instituted in the practical grammar, not to exceed fifty cents; name of the state, to enforce the liability on the first arithmetic, not to exceed twelve cents ; bond aforesaid of the principal and sureties second arithmetic, not to exceed twenty-five thereon ; and the board provided for by section cents ; third arithmetic, not to exceed' fifty 1 of this act are hereby empowered,' in case cents; first geography, not to exceed fifty cents; of such failure, to annul and set aside said consecond geography, not to exceed eighty cents; tract and to again, and with full power, force, book of history, not to exceed one dollar and and effect, advertise and award as provided for fifty cents.

by sections 1, 2, and 3 of this act. SEC. 2. Said contract shall also provide that SEC. 7. The inhabitants of any district, at an the books aforesaid shall be equal in size and annual or special meeting thereof, may authorize quality, as to matter and material, to the follow the trustee or trustees to purchase direct from ing text-books now in general use, to wit: The the contractor, for the use of the school or speller to Parker & Watson's national speller: schools of such district, sufficient of said books the first, second, third, and fourth readers, equal for all the pupils, and may vote a tax to pay for to Harvey's first, second, third, and fourth the same and for the transportation thereof. readers; the first and second grammars, equal

Sec. 8. But this act shall not be construed to to Clark's brief grammar, and Clark's practical prevent pupils who have advanced beyond the grammar; the three books of arithmetic, equal studies embraced in said books from using to Robinson's primary, intellectual, and practi- other books, and this act shall not be obligatory cal arithmetic; the two books of geography, upon boards of education acting under special equal to Cornell's primary and intermediate charters. geography; the one book of history, equal to Sec. 9. This act shall take effect immediately. Barnes' brief history. The quality in matter and material of said books shall be determined by the superintendent of public instruction.

A LIVELY VIEW OF STATE TEXTSec. 3. Said contract shall also provide that

BOOKS books shall be delivered to the express office

From the Educational Weekly (Chicago). or freight office in this State where the con- Ir may be said that it will be difficult for a tractor shall be doing business, packed and commission to compile these text-books, that directed at the prices named in the contract, the talent may be wanting in Illinois, and that and not exceeding those designated in the first the law would, through incapacity or disagreesection of this act, and that orders for books ment, be inoperative. Well, now, if there are from trustees of school districts shall be given three experienced teachers in Illinois who could preference as to time in filling orders, over not, during the next summer vacation, draft a orders of dealers or other persons.

better series of school-books than any, and betSec. 4. The text of all the books enumerated ter series than all of those now in use in Chicago, in such contract shall be subject, not oftener for instance, they would deserve to be kicked than once in each period of five years, to such across the big bridge and compelled to spend revision and alteration as the superintendent of the rest of their days in the deplorable state of public instruction shall direct.

Missouri. If enterprising publishers can do no Sec. 5. When a sufficient number of the text- better than this, is it not time for the state to books herein provided for are ready for sale, the take hold and lift us out of this slough of extrasuperintendent shall issue an order declaring ordinarily defective and exorbitantly expensive such text-books to be the regularly adopted text-books? text-books for the public schools of the State, It may be said that it is not good public policy and shall give such time as he shall deem proper to have the state compete with private enterprise, for the substitution of the books herein provided and that the publishers already in the field have for for the books then in use, and he shall trans. ' vested rights. The same line of argument

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