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LIFE AND LETTERS OF MADAME BONAPARTE.
By E. L. Didier. I vol., 12mo, cloth, with Portrait. Ready June 25th. Price, $1.50.
Few lives furnish to the biographer more material of romantic and historical interest than that of Madame Jerome Bonaparte, which covered the entire period from the rise of Napoleon to the downfall of the second Bonaparte dynasty.
It is known that Madame Bonaparte left her own record of her eventful life ; but these, if ever published, certainly will not appear for a long time to come. Fortunately, the materials for this remarkable biography exist also in other forms, and Mr. Eugene Didier, who has for years been a special student of everything bearing upon Madame Bonaparte's career, and has come into possession of many letters covering portions of her life almost as fully as a diary, has completed a sketch of her history which will be published in a few days.
The publishers have had the privilege of consulting Mr. Charles Bonaparte, of Baltimore, in regard to the publication of the volume, and, while he is in no sense responsible for any portion of the book, they are indebted to him for very valuable suggestions and criticisms.
The biography will be illustrated with a copy of Gilbert Stuart's beautiful portrait of Madame Bonaparte at the time of her marriage, giving three different views of the face on the same canvas.
OLD CREOLE DAYS.
By George W. CABLE. I vol., 16mo, extra cloth, $1.
“After re-reading carefully and with the keenest enjoyment the stories now collected under one heading, we not only have no hesitation in pronouncing their author a genius with special and captivating endowments, but we feel it an imperative critical duty so to declare him."-Boston Courier.
By FRANK R. STOCKTON. I vol., 16mo, extra cloth, $1.25.
“Rudder Grange is an ideal book to take into the country for summer reading."-Portland Press.
ENTERTAINING BIOGRAPHIES. Faleonberg. By Prof. HJALMAR H. BOYESEN, Illus
Bismarck in the Franco-German War. trated. I vol., 12mo, cloth, $1.50.
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Recollections of Writers, By CHARLES and MARY
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Hunt and others, and a Preface by Mary Cowden Clarke. Pretty Polly Pemberton, 16mo, paper, 40 cents. i vol., 356 pp., $1.75. Kathleen, 16mo, paper, 40 cents.
Charlotte Bronte. A Monograph. By T. WEMYSS Theo, 16mo, paper, 30 cents.
REID. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth, $1.50. Miss Crespigny, 16mo, paper, 30 cents.
Charles Kingsley. His Letters and Memories of his DR. EGGLESTON'S NOVELS.
Life. Edited by his wife. With Portrait. I vol., 8vo, $2.50. Roxy. A Tale of Indiana Life. By EDWARD EGGLESTON, author of "Hoosier Schoolmaster." 1 vol., 12mo. Illus trated, $1.50.
BOOKS OF OUT-DOOR SPORT.
A New and Enlarged Edition of
The Witchery of Archery ; A Complete Manual Two Series. Each 1 vol., 12mo, cloth, $1.50.
of Archery. By MAURICE THOMPSON. Illustrated. I vol.,
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How to Camp Out. By J. M. GOULD. I vol., 16mo.
Illustrated. $1. Horn. By HENRY M. FIELD, D.D. I vol., 12mo, cloth, $2.
Shooting, Boating and Fishing. For Young From Egypt to Japan. By HENRY M. FIELD, D.D. Sportsmen. By T. ROBINSON WARREN, author of " Dust I vol., 12mo, cloth, $2.
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written is new this year, John Burroughs' “ Locusts and Wild Honey,” from which we present copious extracts elsewhere. The writings of Thoreau will be ever fresh to lovers of nature, and the mention of such names as these
will suggest to the reader other books by the READING FOR THE SUMMER.
A new writer of genuine charm has apHere is summer come again, with delightpeared in the author of The Gamekeeper at ful days of leisure and pleasure, which are Home" and its companion. 'In this connection almost sufficient compensation for the miseries we may note also the pleasant collections of of the heat. And again comes the question poems about nature, of sea and shore, moun“What shall I do with myself?” which com- tain and prairie, which have been gathered tomonly results in that other question “What gether for the benefit of summer loiterers. shall I read ?" To answer this, and to give From nature to the practical use of it is an useful hints and pleasant bits about summering easy transition, and those who love nature are is the object of this SUMMER Catalogue.
naturally lovers of out-of-door sports. It is The
rst purpose for which one turns to a curious fact that the publication of one book, books in the summer is to find a solution for Maurice Thompson's “ Witchery of Archery,” the regular summer problems, where to go and or rather of its material through the magazines, how to get there. Crowded as are the steamers has effected the remarkable result of turning that take the throngs of Americans across the our recreation into an entirely new direction. Atlantic ferry, there are still greater throngs that Archery is the rage this year, although croquet are quite content with the attractions of their is too much a settled institution to be altogether own land, every day becoming more accessible given up, and numerous are the manuals written and by more comfortable means. And among about it. Of boating and bathing and fishing all the accessories of modern travel in this and like recreations there is an abundant country, there has been no greater improve literature, partly represented in this little ment of late years than in American guide. catalogue. books. Baedeker's European guides, the com
The dernier ressort of the summer loiterer is panion of every tourist, have been patterned alwavs a good novel. We present a list selectand indeed improved upon by Mr Sweetser's ed from old friends and the issues of the past admirable series (Osgood's American guides), three months, from which it would be a difficult that are in turn rivalled by the Appleton task to recommend this or that in particular. series, which for the Western and Southern There is great comfort in handling a book States are without a rival. Within a year or
which is a book, rather than the flimsy “ cheap two the several special localities have found libraries" now flooding the country, and we trust enthusiastic guide-makers, and the new guides many of our readers still appreciate that privito the cities and to favorite summer resorts lege. That a bright book can be appreciated have commanded the best services of wood is shown by the success of Mr. Howells' “ Lady engraving. The completion this year of the of the Aroostook” and of other books by American volumes of “Poems of Places,” by American writers, now published at very Mr. Longfellow, affords a pleasant supplement reasonable prices for really well-made books. to the ordinary books of travel.
With these few suggestions, we present to Among the most interesting books for the our readers our SUMMER CATALOGUE, hoping summer are those which devote themselves to they will find it of pleasure and of profit. We guiding the sight-seer not by the ordinary rail- acknowledge our indebtedness for the illusroad routes but into the delights and beauties trations which adorn it, to Harper's and Scribof nature, of the world at large. One of the ner's Magazines, and to “ The Childrens' Al. most charming books of this kind that was ever manac.”
BY GAIL HAMILTON.
How to Stay at Home without Grumbling. I fear I shall displease perhaps disappoint,
my readers, but nothing makes home so delight
ful as to have just got there. The feeling of The first thing is to go home, and this ownership, the sense of independence, the sometimes seems to be the hardest part of consciousness of responsibility, the universal all. There is no use in denying the fact; it is and absolute sovereignty, broaden your acres very charming to stay in other people's houses. and heighten your walls. Your gate may be There is a good deal of the tramp iri all of us. unhinged, and the paint flaking off your roof, One eats with a greater relish at a table he has and your cellar window broken, but the dragnot ordered. The flavor somehow is apt to ging gate and the piebald roof and the haggard escape from the joint you have skewered (Hea- window are your own ; and you will order up ven send that joints are skewered !); the the glazier and the cooper with a very delightcucumbers you have hunted down in three ful feeling that one little superficial spot on one markets; the pudding whose sauce has en- | little star of the great Milky Way belongs to listed your own anxieties, not to say energies. you and to no other man or angel! To come to a table spread for you as the ravens Keeping house is with most of us a misand the robins find theirs spread, to be sur
It is not we that keep the house so rounded by a gay and kindly folk, to be called much as the house keeps us. We strain every upon to take no thought for the morrow-it is nerve to build a costly box and fill it with costly exceedingly pleasant. You may feel that the goods and then we spend the rest of our lives mould is gathering on your books at home, that crouching inside of it. And all the while the the weeds are flourishing like a green bay-tree bending vens are giving us such frescoes as in your paths, that the canker-worm is devour- no painter can imitate, and the careless greening your substance, and what the canker-worm sward, flecked with daisies, mocks even an hath left the caterpillar hath eaten; and yet Eastlake carpet, and every day the birds and you linger, beguiled by pleasant words and the bobolinks—that are more spirits than birds friendly ways.
-put our wood-and-metal music to shame. It is pleasant even to take thine ease in thine inn. If the inn is perched upon a point of rocks, swept past by sunny waters rolling be- We may talk as much as we like of contenttween wooded hills into the distant sunset; if ment, and tranquillity, and the quiet joys of it crests a mountain cliff overlooking twelve home, but I firmly believe that nothing is so thousand miles of what seems to be a mere bad for the nerves, nothing so narrowing to the level plane, a checkered and lonely expanse i life, as staying too much in one place. There too far off for any life to be visible or any are many perplexities and entanglements which sound to reach-still it is vastly pleasant. The would be smoothed and soothed out by only steamers are but pointed white splinters glid- so much as a brisk little ramble up a high hill ing along a ribbon of river; the locomotive holding the mountains and the sea in sight. trains are but little curling trails of smoke; One month of sight-seeing to the weary housethe houses are but the toy-houses of toy- keeper who has been eleven months looking villages, the ponds are tiny bits of mirror glass. carefully to her cupboards and carpets, one ing the changing heaven. There is motion, month of lazy listening to the roar of the surf, color, a vivid splendor of sky and the grandeur one month of lounging in a hammock under of the great round world, but up from the val- trees, or lying on the grass watching the antley comes no voice, nor out of the heavens a hills, would do more to sweeten and sanctify sound. Only the birds sing in the branches the other eleven than all the precepts of all the that almost touch your feet from tall trees sages and all the preaching of all our pages. springing up on the nearest crags below. It is | And if you ask, What shall we do who cannot pleasant, impressive, enlarging ; but it is not afford it? I should still say, Go and sel! all -staying at home without grumbling!
that thou hast and afford it !- From "How to Spend the Summer" (Christian Union extra).