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WORDS; THEIR USE AND ABUSE, By Prof. Wm. Mathews, Author of "Getting on in the World," "The Great Conversers," Etc.,.........$2.00.

"A book of rare interest."-Brooklyn Eagle.

"Every page sparkles with literary gems."-The Interior.

"An interesting, well-written and instructive volume."-Independent, N. Y. "Every literary man and woman should read it."-Sunday Times, N. Y. "A valuable companion for writers, talkers and people generally."-Boston Fournal.

"Although written for popular reading, they are scholarly and instructive, and in a very high degree entertaining. No one can turn to a single page of the book without finding something worth reading and worth remembering. It is a book both for 'ibraries and general reading, as scholars will not disdain its many valuable illustraions, while the rising writer will find in it a perfect wealth of rules and suggestions to help him form a good style of expression."-Publishers' Weekly, New York.

"To this large class, (the great body of our people in every rank, occupation and profession) it will prove a most entertaining recreation and useful study. Young men in higher schools, academies and colleges will also find it a useful and helpful guide, which will not only save them from committing vulgar solecisms and awkward verbal improprieties, but from contracting vicious habits that will stick to them, if once suffered to be formed, like the shirt of Nessus."-Christian Intelligencer, New York.

"The final chapter on 'Common Improprieties of Speech' should be printea in tract form. We should like to put a copy of this book into the hands of every man and woman who is using or intends to use, our good old Anglo-Saxon with voice or pen for any public service. It is a text book, full of information, and contains hints, rules, criticisms and illustrations, which authenticate their own value."Christian at Work, New York

TWO YEARS IN CALIFORNIA, By Mary Cone. With 15 fine engravings, a map of California, and a plan of the Yosemite Valley. Cloth.....$1.75

"One of the most reliable and authentic works on California yet issued.”—Sunday Times, New York.

"One of the best descriptions of the Golden State that has met our eye, unbiassed, impartial, and intelligent."-Christian at Work, New York.

"This is a book of absorbing interest.

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No description can do justice to it. Every page deserves to be read and studied."-Albany Journal.

"It would be difficult to compress within the same limits more really valuable information on the subject treated than is here given."-Morning Star, Boston.

"Will be of much value to every one who contemplates either visiting or emigarting to California.”—New York Evening Mail.

PRE-HISTORIC RACES OF THE UNITED STATES. By J. W. FOSTER, LL.D., Author of "The Physical Geography of the Mississippi Valley," etc. 415 pages, crown 8vo, with a large number of illustrations.

Price, cloth.


6 00

Half calf binding, gilt top......

Full calf, gilt edges....

7 50

"One of the best and clearest accounts we have seen of those grand monuments of a forgotten race."-London Saturday Review.

"The reader will find it more fascinating than his last favorite novel."---Eclectic Magazine, N. Y.

"The book is literally crowded with astonishing and valuable facts.”— Boston Post.

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"It is an elegant volume and a valuable contribution to the subject. Contains just the kind of information in clear, compressed and intelligible form, which is adapted to the mass of readers."-Appleton's Popular Science Monthly. The book is typographically perfect, and with its admirable illustrations and convenient index is really elegant and a sort of luxury to possess and read. * Dr. Foster's style reminds us of Tyndall and Proctor, at their best. * He goes over the ground, inch by inch, and accumulates information of surprising ¡nterest and importance, bearing on this subject, which he gives in his crowded but most instructive and entertaining chapters in a thoroughly scientific but equally popular way. We have marked whole pages of his book for quotation, and finally from sheer necessity have been compelled to put the whole volume in quotation marks, as one of the few books that are indispensable to the student, and scarcely less important for the intelligent reader to have at hand for reference."-Golden Age, New York.

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A MANUAL OF GESTURE. - With embracing a complete system of Notation, with the Principles of Interpretation and Selections for Practice. By Prof. A. M. Bacon.


-$1 75

"Prof. Bacon has given us a work that, in thoroughness and practical value, deserves to rank among the most remarkable books of the season. There has in fact, been no work on the subject yet offered to the public which approaches it for exhaustiveness and completeness of detail. It is of the utmost value,

not merely to students, but to lawyers, clergymen, teachers, and public speakers, and its importance as an assistant in the formation of a correct and appropriate style of action can hardly be over-estimated."-The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"Prof. Bacon's Manual seems expressly arranged for the help of those who study alone and have undertaken self-instruction in the art of persuasive delivery. The work in the hands of our ministry, well studied, would have the effect of emphasizing the living words of the Gospel all over the land, and making them two-edged with meaning."-The Chicago Pulpit.

ANDERSON'S NORSE MYTHOLOGY; or The Religion of Our Forefathers.-Containing all the Myths of the Eddas carefully systematized and interpreted, with an Introduction, Vocabulary and Index.-By R. B. ANDERSON, A. M., Professor of Scandinavian Languages, in the University of Wisconsin. Crown 8vo, cloth, $2 50; full gilt, $3 00; half calf, $500.

"Professor Anderson has produced a monograph which may be regarded as exhaustive in all its relations.”—The New York Tribune.

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"A masterly work. No American book of recent years does equal credit to American scholarship, or is deserving of a more pronounced success.”—Boston Globe.

"I have been struck with the warm glow of enthusiasm pervading it, and with the attractiveness of its descriptions and discussions. I sincerely wish it a wide circulation and careful study.”—William Dwight Whitney, Professor of Sanscrit and Comparative Philology, Yale College.

"I like it decidedly. A mythologist must be not only a scholar but a bit of a poet, otherwise he will never understand that petrified poetry out of which the mythology of every nation is built up. You seem to me to have that gift of poetic divination, and, therefore, whenever I approach the dark runes of the Edda, I shall gladly avail myself of your help and guidance."

Yours truly,

F. Max Muller, University of Oxford.

"We have never seen so complete a view of the religion of the Norsemen. The Myths which Prof. Anderson has translated for us are characterized by a wild poetry and by suggestions of strong thought. We see images of singular beauty in the landscape of ice and snow. Sparks of fire are often struck out from these verses of flint and steel.”—Bibliotheca Sacra.

"Professor Anderson is an enthusiastic as well as an able scholar; and he imparts his enthusiasm to his readers. His volume is deeply interesting as well as in a high degree instructive. No such account of the old Scandinavian Mythology has hitherto been given in the English language. It is full, and elucidates the subject in all points of view. It contains abundant illustrations in literal and poetic translations from the Eddas and Sagas. Professor Anderson's interpretations of the myths throw new light upon them, and are valuable additions (as is the whole work) to the history of religion and of literature. It deserves to

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be welcomed, not only as most creditable to American scholarship, but also as an indication of the literary enterprise which is surely growing up in our North-western States.”—The Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review.

AMERICA NOT DISCOVERED BY COLUMBUS.—A Historical Sketch of the Discovery of America by the Norsemen in the 10th century. By PROF. R. B. ANDERSON, of the University of Wisconsin, with an Appendix on the Historical, Literary and Scientific value of the Scandinavian Languages.

Price, 12mo, cloth....

"A valuable addition to American history.


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title The book is full of surprising statements, and will be read with something like wonderment.”

and the author's narrative is very remarkable.

Notes and Queries, London.

THE WORLD ON WHEELS, and Other Sketches.By BENJ. F. TAYLOR. Illustrated. I vol., 12mo. Price, $1.50.

"Full of humor and sharp as a Damascus blade."-Presbyterian, Phil a.

"The pen-pictures of B. F. Taylor are among the most brilliant and eccentric productions of the day. They are like the music of Gottschalk played by Gottschalk himself; or like sky-rockets that burst in the zenith, and fall in showers of fiery rain. They are word-wonders, reminding us of necromancy, with the dazzle and bewilderment of their rapid succession.”—Chicago Tribune.


Reader, do you want to laugh? Do you want to cry? Do you want to climb the Jacob's ladder of imagination, and dwell among the clouds of fancy for a little while at least? Do you? Then get B. F. Taylor's World on Wheels, read it, and experience sensations you never felt before! * It is a book of 'word pictures,' a string of pearls, the very poesy of thought."-The Christian, St. Louis.


"Another of Benj. F. Taylor's wonderful word-painting books. ** In purity of style and originality of conception, Taylor has no superiors in this country. The book before us is a gem in every way. It is quaint, poetical, melodious, unique, rare as rare flowers are rare. He has an exquisite faculty of illustration that is unsurpassed in the whole range of American literature."-St. Louis Dispatch.

OLD-TIME PICTURES and SHEAVES of RHYME. BY BENJ. F. TAYLOR. Red line edition, small quarto, silk cloth, with eight fine full page illustrations.


The same, full gilt edges and gilt side.

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JOHN G. WHITTIER writes :-" It gives me pleasure to see the poems of B. F. Taylor issued by your house in a form worthy of their merit. Such pieces as the • Old Village Choir, The Skylark, The Vane on the Spire,' and ‘June,' deserve their good setting. * I do not know of anyone who so well reproduces the home scenes of long ago. There is a quiet humor that pleases me."

"Unless it be Whittier, we know of no American poet so sweet, tender and gentle in his lyrics as B. F. Taylor. No writer of to-day sings the praises of rural life and scenery as eloquently, and we do not wonder that many of his poems have become classic. The holiday volume of his happy verses, OLD Time Pictures and SHEAVES OF RHYME is a very eloquent and daintily bound volume, and comes from that growing and reliable publishing house of the West, S. C. Griggs & Company, of Chicago. Taking up this handsomely printed book, we have to linger on the delightful imagery and graceful diction of its pages, glowing as they are with pure and tender thoughts, and the earnest, indescribable music of sunny fields and rural joys. * No one can read it but will be the better for so doing."- The Albany Morning Express.

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