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stitutional life, in which these general ideas become organ. ized is thus the principle of selection on which to determine what is most deserving of attention. This main thot is worked out in detail in the material of American history, and to this the greater portion of this volume is devoted. That it is a stimulating book even this bald outline will clearly indicate. It is no mere collection of didactic rules, nor discussion of miscellaneous problems relating to history, like many manuals in this field, but a vigorous effort to think out philosophically the principles of history teaching, and as such challenges the thoughtful attention of all advanced students and teachers in this field.

-Via Latin: an easy Latin reader, by William C. Collar (203 pp.; 850), follows the recommendation of the committee of ten in presenting a first Latin Reader much easier than the books now in use. It contains interesting matter, the story of the Argonauts, the story of Ulysses, the story of the Seven Kings of Rome, fables, and biographies of Cæsar and Alcibiades. The preface demands also an increase of time for Latin to nearly double that now allowed. The editor's work has been thoroughly well done, as might be expected from so experienced a hand. We therefore all the more marvel that he should have omitted to tell anywhere in his book whence he obtained these selections. Surely it is worth while even for a beginner to know when he is reading Viri Romae and what it is, or Nepos, and who he was, and what and when he wrote.

-The Finch Primer, by Adelaide V. Finch,—three hundred words (90 pp.; 350.)—is a beautiful book with its numerous colored pictures and half-tone cuts. Its lessons are adapted to the different seasons of the year; it inculcates love of home, country, nature and companions; and it confines itself to a limited vocabulary in order that the little learner may advance more rapidly in the acquisition of the printed forms.

-VERTICAL ROUND HAND WRITING Books, by H. W. Shayler (seven numbers; 96c. per dozen), are noteworthy for the roundness of the forms which makes rapid writing easier and without any sacrifice of legibility. The copies are indeed very attractive. The Macmillan Company, New York.

-ELEMENTARY Physical GEOGRAPHY, by Ralph S. Tarr (488 pp.; $1.40), has been some time before the public, and has made its way rapidly into the schools. Mechanically it is an almost perfect book: beautifully printed on white calendered paper, with a wealth of fine illustrations prepared especially for it, and well selected and thoroly excellent in workmanship. It is bound in a plain and most substantial manner. It is modern in its treatment of the subject, embodying much new matter, especially in the portion relating to the land surface. The discussion of river valleys and food plains, of coast line, of economic products of the earth, and of man and nature. may be especially referred to in confirmation of this. The author has skillfully avoided the error of overcrowding his topics with details which serve only to burden and confuse the learner. The descriptive portions of the book are generally lucid and effective. Its effort to "furnish the main story in a connected way'' seems to us admirable and successful. What the young learner needs above all—and this book is for young learners as its title “elementary" indicates—is to get the general view of the earth as a system forming part of a larger system, and of the way all elements found on it interact on each other. This general view is effectively presented. Laboratory and field study has not been attempted; it could not be without swelling the volume unduly; and this must at present be left to the skill and insight of the teacher, altho suggestions of value towards it are found in the appendix. Each chapter has at its close a limited bibliography. The work seems to us a very teachable one. Any intelligent class, which has acquired in the grammar grades the art of learning from books, ought to be able to use it successfully in the first year of the high school. H. Holt & Co.

-LYRICAL AND DRAMATIC Poems, selected from the works of Robert Browing. (275 pp.; 60c.) edited by Edward T. Mason, opens with the admirable ninth chapter of Sted

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-Literature Francaise, dixhuitieme et dixneuvieme siecle, par E. Aubert, (290 pp.; $1.00) contains brief notices of the foremost French writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, followed by extracts from their works-a plan such as we are familiar with in English literature. The selections are interesting in subjects and valuable in treatment, but necessarily brief, and therefore imperfectly representative of the writers. The book, however, is but an introduction to the literature, and will have done its best service when it has guided its readers to the great authors themselves.

-LA MARE AU Diable, par George Sand, edited by Ed. ward S. Joynes, with notes and vocabulary, (122 pp.; 400.) makes an ideal French book to follow the reader. “İts style is easy and simple, its pictures of rural life and scenery fascinating and its sentiment wholly delightful. Sainte Beuve called it a little masterpiece," and Coro "'a delicious idyll." The introduction gives sketch of the life, works and genius of George Sand and her influence upon French life. D. C. Heath & Co.

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- STORIES OF LONG Ago in a new dress, by Grace H. Kupfer, (177 pp.; 35c.), retells the Greek and Roman myths for young readers in attractive style. A number of poems from English classic writers and nineteen full-page pictures from great works of art add to the interest and value of this little volume.

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-LA POUDRE AUX Yeux, par Labiche et Martin, (86 pp.; 25c.), edited by Benjamin W. Wells, is a delightful bit of raillery at social pretenders, thoroly healthful in tone and full of sparkling humor. Harper & Brothers.

-ALEXANDER POPE, by Samuel Johnson, edited by Kate Stephens (197 pp.; offers in convenient form one of the best examples of English criticism for school use. Matthew Arnold recognized the great merit of Johoson's Lives of the Poets as a means of gaining an insight into English literary history and life, and this is one of the very best of them. It is itself an admirable example of good English writing, almost wholly free from those faults which later characterized Johnson's style. The editor has bestowed great pains upon the book, gathering into the extensive notes quotations and explanatory matter from a wide range of reading and has thus made the essay still more distinctly a means for studying the times as well as the man who was its leading literary light.

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This is a primer for beginners in reading. The illustrations include a large number of It considers the environment of the child at colored pictures, representing things which it the different seasons of the year, and presents is a distinct advantage to show in colors. simple and carefully graded lessons appro

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ded to be outgrowths of conversational, obto animals.

jective language work, as such lessons from The lessons, until after the holidays, are in their very nature appeal strongly and directly engraved vertical script; then a few pages em- to the child. bracing both script and print are given, and The lessons are of the character of those the remainder of the book is nearly all in

used in the most progressive schools of our print.

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by Clifford Howard, in Ladies' Home Journal.

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