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RIPLEY (W. Z.). The Races of Europe. A Sociological Study. New York : D. Appleton and Co. 8vo. pp. 650. $6.00.

[The author is Assistant Professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The book is an able systematic description of the living races of Europe, chiefly from the point of view of the physical anthropologist, but with regard also to social phenomena. A supplementary bibliography enumerates some 200 titles.]

SITES (C. MOORE). Centralised Administration of Liquor Laws in the American Constitution. London: P. S. King.

STETSON (CHARLOTTE P.). Women and Economics. Boston: Small, May and Co.

WATSON (D. K.). History of American Coinage. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 8vo. $1.50.

[The History covers the entire period, from the colonial era to the present time. The author affects to offer nothing new, but gives a useful survey of the whole subject. His point of view is anti-bimetallist.]

WRIGHT (CARROLL D.). Outline of Practical Sociology, with special reference to American Conditions. New York : Longmans. $1.50.

[A “practical ” sociology, in the sense of being a descriptive account of the make-up and distribution of the.population of the United States, with brief con. sideration of the various social conditions and problems.]

Bloch (JEAN DE). La Guerre aux points de vue technique, économique et politique. 6 vol. Large 8vo. Paris : Guillaumin and Co. 1899.

[An exhaustive inquiry on the question whether great European wars are still possible in the altered state of armaments and of social, intellectual, and economic conditions. This work is translated from Russian.)

CAHEN (PAUL). De l'Influence de la Baisse du Taux de l'Intérêt sur la Hausse des Salaires. Paris : Larose. 1899. Pp. 158.

GRAFFIN (ROGER). Les Biens Communaux en France. Pp. 289. Paris : Guillaumin and Co. 1899.

[An interesting historical and juridical essay on communal land in France. The last chapter (Economic Considerations) manifests a reaction favourable to its ex. istence, quite opposed to the views entertained by such specialists as M. de Lavergne forty or fifty years ago.]

Guyot (Yves) and RAFFALOVICH (A.). Dictionnaire du Commerce, de l'Industrie et de la Banque. Paris : Guillaumin and Co. 1899.

[Eighth instalment (Crete to Effets de Complaisaner) completing Vol. I.)

MOLINARI (G. DE). Esquisse de l'Organisation politique et éco. nomique de la Société future. Paris : Guillaumin and Co. 1899. Pp. xxvii and 240.

[Hitherto the organisation of society has been ruled by the predominance of the state of war or of destructive competition. War is no longer a paying operation, even to the victor; only the official class can any longer profit by the maintenance of the old system. In a more or less remote future, society will be adapted to the rule of productive or economic competition.)

SAY (LÉON). Les Finances de la France sous la Troisième Ré. publique. Question Monétaire, Grands Travaux, Budgets 1876–82. Tome II. [Addresses and reports.] Paris : Calmann Lévy. 8vo. pp. 788. *7.50 fr.

AMMON (O.). Zur Anthropologie der Badenes. Bericht über . . an Wehrpflichtigen und Mittelschülern kvorgenommenen Untersuchungen. Jena : G. Fischer. 8vo. Charts. 24 m.

BÜCHER (KARL). Arbeit und Rhythmus. 2d. enlarged edition. Leipzig

EULENBURG (DR. FRANZ). Zur Frage der Lohnermittelung. Jena : G. Fischer, 1899. Pp. 150.

Goltz (Theo.). Vorlesungen über Agrarwesen und Agrarpolitik, Jena.

KISTIAKOWSKI (TH.). Gesellschaft und Einzelwesen. Berlin.

KLEY (DR. W.). Bei Krupp. Eine Socialpolitische Reiseskizze. Leipzig : Duncker u. Humblot. 1899. Pp. 163.

KOROSI (DR. JOSEF Von). Zur Internationalen Nomenclatur der Todesursachen. Kritische Bemerkungen zu Dr. Bertillon's Vorschlägen. Berlin : Puttkammer and Mühlbrecht. 1899.

LEMBKE. Bestimmungsgründe des Arbeitslohnes. Jena : Fischer, 1899.

NUGLISCH. Das Finanzwesen des Deutscher Reichs unter Kaiser Karl IV. Strassburg.

PETERS (Max). Entwickelung der Deutschen Rhederei. Jena. Vol I.

PHILIPPOVICH (DR. EUGEN VON). Grundriss der Politischen Oekonomie. Zweiter Band. Freiburg i. B : Mohr. 1899. Pp. 325.

STEGEMANN. Geschichte zweier Harzer, Arbeiter genossenschaften, Braunschweig

STILLICH (OSCAR). Die Englische Agrarkrisis. Jena.

TOBIEN (A.). Die Agrargesetzgebung Livlands im 19.Jahrhdt. Berlin.

TRÖLTSCH (WALTHER). Über die neuesten Veränderungen im Deutschen Wirtschaftsleben. Stuttgart.

WENCKSTERN (ADOLPH VON). Die Schaffung und Erhaltung einer Deutschen Schlachtflotte. Leipzig : Duncker and Humblot. 1899.

CONIGLIANI (C. A.). L'economia capitalista nel sistema teorico del Loria. Modena. 1899.

EINAUDI (LUIGI). Un Principe Mercante. Torino : Bocca. 1900 (sic). Pp. 315.

MONTEMARTINI (GIOVANNI). La teoria delle produttivita marginali. Pavia. 1899.

Osimo (Augusto). La Casa di Risparmio N Piacenza. Torino. 1899.

TUPPER (ALVARO BIANCHI). El Gramor. Estudio sobre la Adopcion de una nueva Unidad Monetaria. Santiago de Chile: Cervantes. 1899.

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