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THE AMERICAN

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BOOK TRADE JOURNAL

With which is incorporated the American Literary Gazette and Pubirshers' Circular

[ESTABLISHED 1852]

PUBLICATION OFFICE, 13 AND 15 Park Row, New York.

VOL. XV., No. 18.

NEW YORK, May 3, 1879.

WHOLE No. 381.

At the commencement of the Travelling Season Booksellers should see that they have on hand a supply of Augustus 7. C. Hare's invaluable Books of Travel.

Walks in London. 2 vols., $5; 2 vols. in 1, $3.50

Walks in Rome. 12mo, cloth,

3.50

Cities of Northern and Central Italy.

3 vols., 12mo, cloth, .

6.00

.

Wanderings in Spain. 12mo, cloth,

3.00

GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,

London,

And 416 Broome Street, New York.

-Attractive New Novels for Spring and Summer Reading,

PUBLISHED BY

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.,

Nos. 713 and 717 Market Street, Philadelphia.

RHONA.

By Mrs. FORRESTER, author of “Mignon,” “Viva,” “Dolores,” etc. 12mo, extra cloth, $1.50.

"A bright, vivacious, and forcibly-written story, abounding in dramatic incidents and graphic portraitures. It is a work which will be read to the close with unabated interest."-Boston Evening Traveller.

HIGH-WATER-MARK.

By Ferris JEROME. 12mo, extra cloth, $1.50. “ There is a great deal about her story to be commended. In her plot she has worked out consistently a consistent pur. pose, and she has given us neat bits of description and of character-painting by the way."-Philadelphia Times.

“AIRY FAIRY LILIAN.”

BY THE AUTHOR OF “MOLLY BAWN” and “PHYLLIS.” 12mo, fine cloth, $1.25 ; 16mo, paper cover, 60 cts. "A delightful novel to read ; a piquant, sparkling, entertaining story.”—New York Evening Post. " It is a charming romance that interests the reader from the first."-Baltimore Gasette. " It is one of the most delicious and fascinating love-stories of recent times.”Philadelphia Weekly Item.

CASTLE HOHENWALD.

A ROMANCE. From the German of ADOLPH STRECKFUSS, author of “Too Rich," etc. By Mrs. A. L. WISTER,

translator of “The Old Mam'selle's Secret,” “The Second Wife," etc. 12mo, extra cloth, $1.50.

" A brilliant and attractive story, full of incident and adventure, and sure to entertain the reader with its clever delineations of fashionable society.Boston Evening Traveller.

“She has translated no better novel, no novel more certain to interest every reader who shall take'it up, than Castle Hohenwald.' It is a novel to be read and enjoyed very keenly."'- New York Evening Post.

SIR GIBBIE.

By George MACDONALD, author of “Malcolm,” “The Marquis of Lossie," “Paul Faber," etc.

8vo, fine cloth, $1.25; paper cover, 75 cents.

" Sir Gibbie' is by odds the best thing that has come from this prolific author's hand for several years. It is a pleasure to know that he is still capable of his best work, that he has done this.Sir Gibbie' with the same mastery of materials and method which made 'Robert Falconer' a delight nearly ten years ago."-New York Evening Post.

“The story is one of strong interest from opening to conclusion. It is, in fact, one of Macdonald's best, and there are thousands of readers wh know how high a recommendation as to the interest of the story that means." - Detroit Tribusi.

LORD STRAHAN.

By Mrs. WILDRICK, 12mo, extra cloth, $1.25. “A capital novel, fresh in plot, unconventional in treatment, and admirably written. In its shrewd observations upon life and character, and its many graceful little sketches of scenery, it is wholly pleasing and attractive, while the healthy and hearty tone that pervades it makes it particularly interesting reading."-Boston Saturday Evening Post.

** ORDERS FROM THE TRADE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED.

HOUGHTON, OSGOOD & COMPANY

Publish Saturday, May 3d :

LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY. By John BURROUGHS, author of “Wake Robin,” “Winter Sunshine," “ Birds and Poets.” One

vol., 16mo, $1.50. A book of charming out-door essays on The Pastoral Bees, Sharp Eyes, Strawberries, Is it going to Rain? Speckled Trout, Birds and Birds, A Bed of Boughs, Birds' Nesting, The Halcyon in Canada. It ought to be a very popular book the coming summer.

LIBRARY NOTES.

By A. P. Russell. One vol., 12mo, $2. A revised and enlarged edition of an attractive book published several years ago. On a thread of essay it strings gems gathered from a wide reading, grouped under various headings-insufficiency, extremes, disguises, standards, rewards, limits, incongruity, mutations, paradoxes, contrasts, types, conduct, religion

THE PEACE PARLIAMENT; OR, THE RECONSTRUCTION CREED OF CHRISTENDOM. Ihmo, cloth, 50 cents.

A satire on the various philosophical, theological, and ecclesiastical trifles that divide Christendom, comprised in a series of conferences between Cardinal Unmanning, Rt. Hon. Dead Shure, Matthew Non Ego, Rt. Rev. Fiat Pax, Rev. Beulah Bochim, Dean Manly, Sherbert Dispenser, and Michael Kenealey Ginx.

BRITISH POETS.

Riverside Edition.
Skelton and DONNE, 2 vols. HERRICK, I vol. $1.75 each.

May roth or 17th : HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA, As traced in the writings of ALEXAnder HAMILTON and of his Contemporaries. By John C.

HAMILTON. Fourth Edition. With many Heliotype portraits. Seven vols., 8vo, $25. This important historical work is made more valuable and attractive by a large number of authentic portraits of men eminent in the military and civil service of the country in the days of Washington.

THE AMERICAN BICYCLER.

By CHARLES E. Pratt. One vol., 16mo. This little book narrates the history of the rise and progress of the bicycle, gives all information for managing it skilfully, has several illustrations, and, in short, is a compact hand-book of the bicycle.

ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY DICKENS. NICHOLAS Nickleby, 2 vols. BLEAK HOUSE, 2 vols. A Tale of Two Cities, I vol. Fully illustrated, bound handsomely and substantially in dark-green cloth, $1.50 a volume.

ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY WAVERLEY. THE BETROTHED, 1 vol. Fair Maid of Perth, I vol. The Surgeon's Daughter, I vol. Pev

ERIL OF THE PEAK, I vol. WAVERLEY, I vol. Substantially and handsomely bound in brown cloth, $1 a volume.

T These editions of Dickens and Waverley are so substantial, tasteful, and cheap, that booksellers can hardly fail to sell them in large numbers.

HINTS FOR PUPILS IN DRAWING.

By Helen M. KNOWLTON. 16mo, illustrated. A thoroughly practical and helpful little book, by one who understands admirably both drawing and the giving of excellent hints.

COLOR BLINDNESS : ITS DANGERS AND ITS DETECTION. By B. Joy JEFFRIES, M.D. One vol., 8vo.

Dr. Jeffries has made a specialty of Color-blindness, and has discovered that it is far more common than was formerly supposed. The great practical importance of perfect vision in many vocations and the danger that may arise from undetected imperfection of sight, lend to this subject very deep interest.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE : ITS GRAMMATICAL AND LOGICAL PRINCIPLES. By HARRIS R. GREENE, A.M., Prin

cipal of the Oread Institute for Young Ladies, Worcester, Mass. One vol., 12mo. This is not an ordinary grammar, but a careful and exhaustive discussion of the various organic forms of expression common to all languages, also of the various elements of thought. It is confidently believed that this work will supply a deficiency that thoughtful educators have long felt in the study of language, and that it will be found as fresh and original as it is valuable.

A. C. ARMSTRONG & SON, Publishers, Booksellers, Importers,

714 BROADWAY, NEW YORK,

12mo.

LAND.

tamo.

In addition to their own list of Standard Works, have arranged for the future publication of the following

list of Books lately published by Houghton, Osgood & Co., for Albert Mason : Macaulay's (T. B.) Critical, Historical, and Miscel- | Martin's Natural History. Containing 262 beau

laneous Essays. With a Memoir and Index and a Por- tiful Colored Illustrations. Crown 8vo. trait. Riverside edition. In 6 vols., crown 8vo, extra Taylor's (Benjamin F.) JANUARY AND JUNE. cloth.

12mo, $1.50. The same. Students' edition. In 3 vols., extra cloth.

Constitution of the United States, with a - The same, in 1 vol., with steel portrait. Cloth and library

Concordance and Classified Index, and Questions for style.

Educational Purposes. By CHARLES W. STEARNS, M.D. Josephus. A new and elegant Library Edition. Ex- I vol, 12mo. College edition. planatory Notes, Observations, and complete Index. On

- The same.

I vol., 8vo. Library edition. tinted paper, large, clear type. 4 vols., crown 8vo, cloth.

Wee-Wee Songs for our Little Pets. By - The same, library sheep.

LEILA LEE. Beautifully illustrated. Bound in fancy -The same. A Popular Edition. 2'vols., crown 8vo, cloth.

muslin, with gilt back. -The same, library sheep.

Widow Bedott Papers. By FRANCES M.WHITCHER Kinglake's (Alexander William) EÖTHEN; or,

I vol., 12mo, with 8 spirited Illustrations. Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East. 1 vol., 12mo. New and improved edition. With Portrait. Wilkinson's (Rev. W.C.) THE DANCE OF MODERN

SOCIETY. 76mo, cloth. Shakespeare's (William) COMPLETE Works, from

A Free LANCE IN THE FIELD OF LIFE AND LETTERS. the text of George Steevens, with a Memoir by Alexander Chalmers. Illustrated with Steel Plates. 8vo, sheep, marbled edges.

Zschokke's (Heinrich) A. HISTORY OF SWITZER- The same, turkey morocco, antique. Moore's (Thomas) COMPLETE WORKS. Illustrated.

Macduff's (John R., D.D.) WORDS AND MIND OF

JESUS, AND FAITHFUL PROMISER. 18mo, red edges. 8vo, sheep, library style. - The same, turkey morocco, antique,

McLeod's (Donald) Life of Walter Scott.

Illustrated.

I vol , 12mo.

Illustrated. Milton's (John) COMPLETE WORKS. 8vo, sheep, library style.

Magoon's(Rev. E. L.) Distinguished Amer-The same, morocco, antique.

ican Orators, Illustrated. 1 vol., 12mo. Burns's POETICAL WORKS, complete. Illustrated. 8vo,

Orators of the American Revolution.

Illustrated. sheep, library style.

vol., 12mo. - The same, turkey morocco, antique.

March's (Hop, C. W.) Daniel Webster AND

HIS CONTEMPORARIES. 1 vol., 12mo. Byron's Poetical Works, complete. Illustrated. 8vo, sheep, library style.

Cooper's Naval History. A new edition. I vol, - The same, turkey morocco, antique. Hemans's (Felicia) Poetical Works, complete. Trowbridge's (Mrs. Laura) EXCELSIOR COOKIllustrated, Svo, sheep, library style.

Book, AND HOUSEKEEPER's Aid. 1 vol., 12mo. The same, turkey morocco, antique.

Annuals of Scientific Discovery. Year-Books Cowper's (William) COMPLETE Warks. Illustrated.

of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most impor8vo, sheep, library style.

tant Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful - The same, turkey morocco, antique.

Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Me

teorology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, GeogScoti's (Sir Walter) COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS. I vol., illustrated.

raphy, Antiquities, etc., together with a list of Recent

Scientific Publications; a Classified List of Patents; ObitMitchel's (0. M.) ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLE.

I vol.

uaries of Eminent Scientific Men. With Minute Index

of Subjects. Edited by DAVID A. WELLS, A.M., M.D. PLANETARY AND STELLAR Worlds. i vol., 12mo.

For years 1850 to 1874, in 22 vols., 12mo, each with porPOPULAR ASTRONOMY. 12mo. Illustrated.

trait. Sold separately or in sets.

8vo.

tamo.

SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TEXT-BOOKS.

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Benedict's Algebra. I vol., tamo.
Emerson's National Arithmetic. Part I,

Part II., Part III. Key to Second and Third Parts.
Town's (Salem) Analysis. New and Improved

Edition.
First READER. Half bound.
SECOND READER. Half bound
THIRD READER, Half bound.
FOURTH READER. Cloth.
FIFTH READER. Cloth,
GRAMMAR-SCHOOL READER. Cloth.
New SpelleR AND DEFINER. Revised and Enlarged.

OLD SPELLING-BOOK.
Lambert (Etienne) and Sardou's (Alfred

IDIOMATIC Key to FRENCH LANGUAGE: or, Collection
of about 2000 Idioms of the Actual Spoken Language
Alphabetically arranged, with corresponding English Ver-

sion.
ALL THE FRENCH VERBS AT A GLANCE. Tamo.

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ORDERS FROM THE TRADE SOLICITED by

A. C. ARMSTRONG & SON, NEW YORK.

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was popularly regarded as par excellence the singer of the German fatherland. This is a crown octavo, and is introduced to the public

under the auspices of the author of " Ecce MAY 3, 1879.

Homo," who furnishes a preface ($2.25).

GEO. ROUTLEDGE & Sons call attention to the

important line of books of travel by Augustus TERMS OF ADVERTISINA.

J. C. Hare, which are of the utmost interest to $18 00

the stay-at-home traveller as well as to the

European tourist. The plan of these unique Quarter page

books, on London, Rome and Italy, and Spain, Eighth page...

is to present a descriptive résumé of points of interest, and to this to append extracts from the

great writers who have described them. They Special rates for yearly or other contracts.

are charming, delightful books,-to the ordi. A deduction at the rate of $4 per page, throughout these terms, for each re-insertion of standing matter. Pages nary guide-book what the Pullman palace is to for re-insertion must be ordered kept standing.

the regulation railway-car. Special positions, $5 per page extra. Applications for special pages will be honored in order of receipt.

HOUHTON, Osgood & Co. publish this week All advertisements not ordered re-inserted or contracted Mr. Burroughs' attractive out-door and sumfor, to be charged at single rates. fulllment of contracts, all pages inserted to be charged up Mr. Russell's revised and enlarged“ Library

In case of imperfect mer book, "Locusts and Wild Honey” ($1.50); at single rates.

Books Wanted, or for Exchange, or Rare and Secona- Notes," full of quotable sentences gathered hand Books for Sale, 10 cents per line. Situations Want from a very wide range of reading, and making ed, free insertion of five lines. Short advertisements must be paid in advance.

a very desirable book ($2); "The Peace Advertisements should reach the office not later than Parliament,” an anonymous little book, satirWednesday morning, but are desired as much earlier as izing the unessential 'notions that so many repossible.

gard as essential features of their several creeds TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.

(50 cents); and, in the Riverside edition of the One year, postage prepaid..

British poets, Skelton and Donne in two vol

$3 20 Three months, postage prepaid...

umes, and Herrick in one. Single copies, 8 cents post-paid, 10 cents. All subscriptions payable in advance.

The new house of A. C. Armstrong & Son Remittances should be made by draft on New York, P.O. has added to its catalogue the well-known-list of money order, or registered letter. We cannot be responsi- Oakley & Mason, more recently Albert Mason, ble for loss.

for some time in the hands of Hurd & HoughAddress P. O. Box 4295, N. Y.

ton and Houghton, Osgood & Co. This in

cludes a number of standard works, among PUBLICATION OFFICE, 13 & 15 Park Row, N. Y. them the fine Riverside edition of Macaulay's

Essays, and other editions from the same

plates; the library edition of Josephus ; KingThe offices of THE PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY, as

lake's “ Eöthen;" Mitchell's works on astronalso of F. Leypoldt, have been removed to omy : Magoon's books on American orators; 13 and 15 Park Row, near Broadway, Rooms - History of Switzerland ;” a library line of

Macduff's popular religious books ; Zschokke's 39-43. Elevator in the building.

poets, etc.; also, a very well-known series of educational books, as Town's spellers, readers,

and analysis, tried and still popular old standNOTES IN SEASON.

ards ; Bryant and Stratton's arithmetics, etc. D. APPLETON & Co. add this week to their Mr. Armstrong starts his list with solid books. neat and popular Handy Volume Series a sum

ROBERT CARTER & Bros. give us further inmary of the views of “Ruskin on Painting" formation as to Miss Warner's new novel, and a new story, “An Accomplished Gentle My Desire,” which will be ready May 14th. man," by Julian Sturgis.

* The scene is laid partly amid the simple farm BANGS & Co. will hold their spring parcel ties of fashionable life in Philadelphia. Among

life of New England, and partly among the gayesale at their new salesroom, Broadway, oppo- the people in the book are the simple but true site Astor Place, May 12th. They expect in. Desire, the crafty Olive, the worldly Caroline, voices from several leading publishers, and ask and the quaint Grandmother. Polly Bininger the attention of trade buyers as well as buy is a character with her · Nice spring chickens, ers in general to possible bargains.

jes' right for brilin',' and Mrs. Deacon Sadler, A VERY unfortunate error crept into our col- 1 who says to Desire when the latter comes to umns last week. Mr. Worthington's Tenny- her help at the time her seven children, all unson, in Chandos Classic style, is at the very der twelve, are down with the measles, I'd jest low price of 80 cents, not 50, as there re

as lieves have you as the angel Gabriel' Nor ported. There is a limit to cheapness, and are there many better characters than good, Mr. Worthington has pretty closely reached it kind Deacon Parsons, who, when asked what a in offering all Tennyson, including the new sunny day in April made him think of, repoems, at the price named.

plied, 'It's good for the pastur'; that's what I ROBERTS BROTHERS publish this week a new think."" edition, from Wilson's press, of William Morris' “ Story of Sigurd the Volsung, and the

AUCTION SALES. Fall of the Niblungs” ($2.50). a story to which May 7 and 8, 3:30 P.M. : -- Private library, incl. philoMr. Morris' characteristic style of narration

sophical, metaphysical, classical, and oriental books.and description is finely suited; and “The Life

-Bangs. and Adventures of Ernst Moritz Arndt," who | May 12-Spring Parcel Sale.-Bangs.

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