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HINTS ON THE SELECTION OF BOOKS ; ON THE 

FORMATION OF LIBRARIES, PUBLIC AND 

PRIVATE; ON COURSES OF 

READING, ETC.. 



A CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR EASY REFERENCE. 




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PREFACE 



One of the most obvious conclusions of the intelli- 
gent reader who glances over any manual of this sort, 
will be that it is incomplete — ^that it certainly does not 
exhaust the subject. 

This little book claims no exemption from the inevita- 
ble imperfections of all attempts of this class. Perhaps 
one of its merits may be its comparative brevity ; and 
its sins of omission — numerous as they may be — will 
probably be more excusable, in the judgment of most 
readers, than would be the error of burdening such a 
manual with an inordinate collection of titles, indiscrim- 
inately copied from the enormous mass of publications 
which crowd the market. 

We have aimed at a middle course between a meagre 
catalogue of a bookseller's collection, and the elaborate 
comprehensiveness of a general bibliography. Under 
some four hundred different themes or topics, we have 
quoted briefly the titles of such books on each subject as 
are best known, and most surely acceptable either in 
American or English editions. We have included in 
these selections only those works which are likely to be 
consulted by the general reader ; and we have omitted 
(excepting a few leading specimens) : I. Law Books. 
II. Theological and Religious Treatises. III. Sunday- 
School Books. IV. Technical works in Science and 
Art. V. School Text-Books. VI. Many anonymous 
and doubtful Novels. 



PREFACE. 



Doubtless there are also accidental omissions of good 
books under the several departments which we have 
undertaken to fill : but this is inevitable in the present 
crude state of all sources of information as to recent 
publications. We have expended many months of patient 
labor in collating catalogues, both English and American, 
and we trust that a large proportion, at least, of all the 
best accessible books, relating to each subject indicated, 
will be found chronicled in our lists, under their respect- 
ive heads. 

Editions — Reprints, etc. In all cases where En- 
glish books have been reprinted in the United States, 
the American editions have been quoted, rather than 
the original. In some instances, however, the English 
editions being also supplied in this market, and usually 
being superior to the Reprint, ihey are also mentioned. 

Prices quoted are, usually, the nominal retail prices 
of the publisher, for copies bound in cloth. These are 
frequently changed and modified ; and, in most cases, 
libraries can be furnished at a considerable reduction 
from the published price, especially when many books 
are purchased. Many English publications have been 
largely reduced in price since their first publication ; and 
the reduced price has been quoted in this volume, rather 
than the original price.* Such European books as can 
be readily purchased in the American market are priced 
in American currency ; others, imported only occasion- 
ally, are priced in sterling. The ordinary cost in cur- 

* After most of these pages* were stenjotyped, the prices of Bohn's Libraries, 
for instance, have been reduced to $2.00 and $1.40 per volume. 



PBBFACB. 5 

rency, at present (January, 18'72), when duty and 
expenses are added, is about 40 cents per shilling ster- 
ling, or $8 per pound sterling ; but this rate is variable. 
The present tariff, practically, adds about 40 per cent, 
to the cost of all European books except those more 
than twenty years old, which are now admitted free of 
duty. The exemption from duty can be claimed on all 
books when they are specially imported for incorporated 
institutions ; but all purchasers are now exempted from 
paying duty on books printed prior to 1851. 

In several instances we have mentioned works in their 
proper places that are now out of print, or that have not 
been found in booksellers' lists, and these are, therefore, 
not priced. Most of them may be found in some shape, 
or may be consulted in the older libraries. The 
Addenda, beginning on page 194, include titles of 
the latest publications, and also several which were 
omitted in their proper places. At the end of this list is 
a select catalogue of Books for Young Persons, fol- 
lowed by a list of the leading literary Periodicals. 

The task of indicating in any adequate manner " the 
best" books on any one topic is obviously a delicate and 
difficult one. Any such comparisons are "odious," as 
well as arbitrary. In some departments we do not 
attempt it at all. But in others we have endeavored to 
give some aid in making selections, by marking those 
books which are presumed to be best, on the whole, for 
those who are making partial selections, according to 
their needs and their means. Thus : 

a. means simply that the book indicated is probably 



PRBPACB. 



the safest, on the whole, for those who want the 
best of the smaller works on the subject, at mode- 
rate cost. 

b. means the best of the more important, elaborate, and 
more costly books on the same themes. 

c. (used in a few instances) indicates a further choice 
for those who may require more than one book on 
the same subject. In many instances works of 
high character have not been marked at all ; the 
choice will be made by the reader. 

Works of Fiction are marked by a double sign, indi- 
cating, to some extent, the relative estimation of the 
best (recent) critics, as to each work, and as to the gene- 
ral position of each author. 

In the plan and arrangement of this work, and the 
selection and classification of titles, we are largely in- 
debted to the valuable aid of Mr. Frederick B. Perkins, 
whose suggestions in regard to *' The Owning of Books," 
*' Book Clubs," and " Courses of Reading," are given at 
the end of the Bibliographical list. 

If, as will surely be the case, the judgment of others 
should differ from ours, and our suggestions of relative 
values should be in some instances reversed, we may still 
presume that our classification will prove to be con- 
venient and useful. The excellent works of Bishop 
Potter, Pycroft, Prof Porter, and others, will still be 
consulted for general counsel on the methods of select- 
ing books, and of reading them to the best advantage ; 
but we believe the present classified list of modern pub- 
lications is more comprehensive, for its purpose, than 
any other now in print. 



PRBFACB. 



The difficulty, in some cases, of assigning a book to its 
proper heading, is partly obviated by a repetition of the 
title in the places where it may be sought, or by cross 
references. 

This tabular record of books now in the market is 
supplemented by a brief selection from the wise words 
of good men, on the general subject of books, libraries, 
and systematic reading — which are better worthy of 
consideration than any suggestions of our own could be. 



The PKICES quoted are, in nearly every instance, those for the 
books in cloth binding. The additional net cost of binding in 
" half calf extra" (the library style usually preferred) is for duo- 
decimos from 75 cents to $3 per volume ; for octavog from $1.50 
to $3.50 per volume. 

The SIZES of books are usually indicated thus : 

" 4to" (or Quarto). — The sheet folded in 4 leaves. 

" r. 8vo," or " imp. 8vo," (large size Octavo,) } Sheet folded in 8 

" 8vo," Octavo ; " cr. 8vo," Crown Octavo, ) or 16 leaves. 

" 12mo," Duodecimo. — Sheet folded in 13 or 24 leaves. 

" 18mo," Sheet folded into 18 or 36 leaves. 

"24mo," and «32mo," Sheet folded into 24 and 33 leaves. 



INDEX TO SUBJECTS. 



Pages. 

Abyssinia 13, 194 

Acoustics 13 

Afghanistan, etc 13 

Africa— generally 13, 194 

Central and East 14 

North 14 

South 14 

West 15 

Agriculture 15, 194 

Alabama 16 

Alaska 16 

Albigenses 16 

Algiers 16 

Alps 16 

America— Discovery, etc 17, 194 

Anecdotes 18 

Angling 18 

Anglican Church 18, 194 

Anglo-Saxons 18, 194 

Animal Magnetism 19 

Antiquities 19 

Apparitions 19 

Aquarium 20 

Arabia 20 

Architecture 20, 194 

Arctic Regions 21 

Argentine Republic 22 

Arizona 22 

Armenia 22 

Arms, Armor 22 

Art, Arts 22 

Asia 23 

Asia Minor 23 

Assassins 23 

Assaying 23 

Astrology 23 

Astronomy 23, 194 

Athens 24 

Athletic Sports 24 

Atlases 24 

Australia 25 

Austria 25 

Autographic 25, 194 

Ballads 25 



Paoes. 

Ballooning 26 

Banks 26 

Battles 26 

Bible-its History 27, 195 

Studyof 27 

Aspects of 29 

Bibliography 29, 195 

Billiards 29 

Biography 29, 195 

(11 divisions) 29 

Bookbinding 46 

Book-keeping 46, 196 

Borneo 46 

Botany 47, 196 

Brazil, etc 47 

British America 47 

Columbia 47 

Buccaneers 48 

Buddhism 46 

Buenos Ayres 48 

Burmah 48 

Business 48, 196 

Cage-Birds 48 

California 48 

Canada 49 

Capital Punishment. 49 

Cards, Playing 49 

Caricatures 50, 197 

Carthage 50 

Caucasus 50, 197 

Celibacy 50 

Ceylon 50 

Charities 50 

Chemistry 50, 197 

Chess 51 

Chili 52 

China 52 

Chivalry > 53 

Christ 53, 197 

Christianity 53, 197 

Chronology 54 

Church History 54. 197 

Civilization.. 53 

Classics, Greek and Latin 56 

Climatology 56 



INDEX TO SUBJECTS. 



Pages. 

Clocks and Watches 56 

Coal 56, 198 

Collections, entertaining 56 

Composition 56 

Conchology 57, 198 

Concordance 57 

Connecticut 58 

Constitution of U. S 58, 19S 

of England 58 

Conundrums... 58 

Cookery and Food .58, 198 

Co-operation of Labor 59 

Copyright 59 

Corporal Punishment — 59 

Correspondence 59, 198 

Corsica 60, 198 

Cosmology 60 

Costume 60 

Cotton— 3Ianufact's 61 

Crete 61 

Cricket 61 

Crimea 61 

Crimes and Punishments 61 

Criticism— Literary 62 

Croquet 62 

Crusades 62 

Cuba 62 

Dancing 62 

Darwinism 63, 198 

Decorative Art .....63, 198 

Demonology and Witchcraft 63 

Denmark 64 

Devotion 64, 198 

Dictionaries 65, 198 

Dogs 66, 198 

Domestic Animals 66, 198 

Domestic Economy 66, 198 

Drama (6 sections) 67, 198 

Draughts 69 

Drawing-Books 69, 198 

Dreams 70 

Duelling 70 

East (The) 70, 198 

East Indies 71 

Education 71 

Egj'pt 71 

Electricity 72 

Elocution 72 

Emblems 78 

Emigration 73 



Pages. 

Encyclopedias 73 

England— History 73 

Travels in 74, 202 

English Language 75, 202 

English Literature 137, 202 

Engraving 76 

Epigrams 76 

Essays 76,202 

Ethnology .80, 202 

Etiquette 80 

Etruria 81 

Evidences of Christianity 81, 203 

Europe— History 81, 203 

Travels in 82, 203 

Fables 82 

Fairy Tales 83 

Fiction— History of 83 

Novels, etc aS, 203 

Field Sports 105 

Fiji Islands 105 

Fine Arts— History and Theo ... ins 
Dlustrated Works. 107, 203 

Fish— Fish Culture Ill, 203 

Florida Ill 

France— History Ill, 204 

Travels in 113 

French Language 113 

Free Trade 114 

Furniture 114 

Future State 114 

Galvanism 114 

Gambling 114 

Games and Amusements 115 

Gardening 115 

Gas 116 

Gazetteers 116 

Gems 116 

Genealogy 116 

Geography 116 

Geology, etc 117 

Georgia 118 

Gennauy 118 

(Jerman Language 118 

Gift Books 118,204- 

Glass-Making 120 

Gold 120, 205 

Government 120 

Grammar 120 

Greece 121 

Gjrmnastics, etc 122 



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INDEX TO SUBJECTS. 



Gypsies 122 

Health 122, 205 

Heat... 123 

Heathenism 123 

Heraldry 123 

History— Philosophy of 123 

Universal 124 

Ancient 124» 2iJ5 

Modem 125 

Holland and Belgium 125 

Holy Land : Jerasalem 125, 205 

Horse. The 126 

Huguenots 126,205 

Humorous Works 126, 205 

Hungary 127 

Hunting and Shooting 128 

Hydraulics 128 

Hydropathy 128 

Iceland 128 

Iconography 128 

India 129 

Indiana 129 

Indians 129 

Infidelity 130 

Inventions 130 

Insanity 130 

Inspiration of Bible 130 

International Law 130 

Inter-Oceanic 131 

Inquisitions 131 

Iowa 131 

Ireland 131 

Iron and steel 131, 205 

Italy 131, 205 

Jamaica 132 

Japan 132 

Java 133 

Jesuits 133 

Jews 133 

Kentucky 133 

Kindergarten 133 

Labor 133 

Landscape Gardening 134, 205 

Language 134 

Language of Flowers 134 

Law 134, 205 

Legends 135 

Levees 135 

Liberty 135 

Libraries and Collections 135 



Pages. 

Light Houses 136 

Literature 136 

History. 136 

Classical 136 

Various 137 

Logic 138 

London 138 

Louisiana 139 

Machinery 139 

Madagascar 139 

Madeira 139 

Magic 139 

Magnetism. 139 

Maine 140 

Malta 140 

Mammoth Cave . . 140 

Manufactures, etc 140 

Marriage and Divorce 140 

Martyrs 141 

Maryland 141 

Massachusetts 141 

Maternity 141 

Mathematics 141 

Mauritius 141 

Maxims 141 

Mechanics 141 

Mediterranean 142 

Metallurgy 142 

Metaphysics 142 

Meteorology 144 

Metric System 144 

Mexico 144 

Michigan 144 

Microscope 144 

Middle Ages 145 

Military 145 

Mind and Body 145 

Mineralogy 145 

Mines 146 

Minnesota 146 

Missions .... 146 

Mississippi 146 

Missouri 146 

Mohammedanism 146 

Money 147 

Monograms 147 

Moral Science 147 

Mormons '. 147 

Municipal Government 147 

Music 147 



INDEX TO SUBJECTS. 



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Pages. 

Mysticism 148 

Mythology 148 

Names 148 

Narcotics 148 

Natural History 148 

Natural Sciences 150 

Natural Theology 152 

Navigation 162 

Needlework 152 

Nestorians 152 

New England 152 

Newfoundland 152 

New Grenada -. 152 

New Hampshire 152 

New Jersey 152 

Newspapers 152 

New York 152 

New Zealand 152 

Nineveh 152 

North Carolina. 154 

Norway 154 

Notabilia 154 

Nova Scotia.. 154 

Nubia 154 

Numismatics 154 

Object Lessons 154 

Ocean 154 

Ohio 154 

Optics , 155 

Oratory 155 

Oregon 156 

Ornithology . . 156 

Pacific Ocean 156 

Painting 156, 205 

Paper-Making 157 

Paraguay 157 

Parliamentary Law 157 

Patagonians 205 

Patent Law 157 

Pauperism 157 

Peace and War '. 157 

Peninsular War 157 

Pennsylvania 157 

Perfumery 158 

Perpetual Motion 158 

Persia 168 

Peru 158 

Petroleum 168 

Phonography 158 

Photography 158 



Pages. 

Phrenology 158 

Physical Geography 159 

Physiognomy 159, 205 

Physiology, etc 159, 205 

Poetry 160, 206 

Humorous 167, 206 

Poisons ' 167 

Poland 167 

Political Economy. » 167 

Science 168 

Polynesia 168 

Pompeii 168 

Popular Science 1(18 

Porcelain and Pottery If.S 

Portraits 169 

Positivism 169 

Poultry 169 

Preaching and Preachers 169 

Printing. 169 

Protoplasm 169 

Proverbs 170 

Prussia 170 

Punctuation 170 

Puritans 170 

Pyrotechnist 170 

Quotations 170 

Railroads 170 

Reading 171 

Religion 171 

Rhetoric 171 

Rhode Island 171 

Romanism 171 

Rome (5 divisions) 172, 206 

Rural Sports 173 

Russia 173 

St. Domingo 174 

Sandwich Mands... 174 

Sardinia 174 

Scandina\ia 174 

School Architecture 174 

Schleswig-Holstein 174 

Science and Religion 174 

Scotland 1 75 

Secret Societies 175 

Selections 176 

Sermons 176 

Servia 176 

Sewing Machine 176 

Sheep 177 

Shetland 177 



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INDEX TO SUBJECTS. 



Pages. 

Shipwrecks 177 

Siam 177 

Siberia 177 

Sicily 177 

Skating... 177 

Singing 177 

Sleep 178 

Social Science 178 

South America . 178 

South Carolina 178 

Spain and Portugal 178, 200 

Spectroscope 179 

Spiritualism 179 

Stammering 180 

Statistics 180 

Steam Engine 180 

Stereoscope 180 

Submarine 180 

Sugar 180 

Sumatra 181 

Supernaturalism 186, 208 

Superstition 186 

Sweden 186 

Swedenborgianism 186 

Swimming 182 

Switzerland 182 

Synonymes 182 

Syria 182 



Pages. 

Table-Talk 1S2 

Tartary 182 

Taxidermy 183 

Technology 183 

Telegraphing 183 

Temperance 183 

Tennessee 183 

Texas 183 

Theology 183, 206 

Travels 184 

Trees 185 

Turkey 186, 206 

Turning 186 

United States (6 divisions)., .186, 206 

Virginia 191 

Volcanoes 191 

West Indies 191 

Whist 191 

White Mountains 191 

Wines 191 

Wisconsin 192 

Women 192 

ADDENDA to the above 194 

Collected Works 207 

Periodicals 214, 215 

Young People's Books 209 



PART SECOND. Pages. 

I. EEADINGS ON READING 217 

II. SUGGESTIONS FOR COURSES OF READING 281 

in. ON OWNING BOOKS 247 

IV. HINTS ON BOOK CLUBS 252 



ABBREVIATIONS. 



Alb. — Albany. 

Bolin. — Bobn's Libraries (pub- 
lished in London). 
Bost. — Boston. 
Camb. — Cambridge 
Chic. — Chicago. 
Cin., or Cincin. — Cincinnati. 
Ed.— Edited. 
Edinb. — Edinburgh. 
Glasg. — Glasgow. 
Ill,, or Illus. — Illustrated. 
L., or Lond. — London. 



L. & N. — London and New York. 
L. & B. — London and Boston. 
L. & P. — London and Phila- 
delphia. 
[The three preceding lines indicate 
books usually printed in London, and 
imported in quantities and issued by 

gublishers in New York. Boston, or 
hiladelphia, usually with their im 
print.] 

Trans. — Translated. 
Vol., or V. — Volume. 
Wash. — Washington. 



CLASSIFIED LIST 

or 

MODERN PUBLICATIONS 

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN: 

NOW SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE MARKET : 

Not including technical works on Law, Medicine, Controversial Theology — and 
exclusive, also, of most of the School text books— Sunday School Books. Popular 
Jieligious Books, anonymous and doubtful Works of Fiction, and merely tempor- 
ary or occasional publications. 

Abyssinia and Ethiopia. — \_See also Africa.'] 

b. Baker, S. W. Albert Nyanza, 8vo Pliil. $3 00 

b. Nile Tributaries of A 8vo Phil. 2 75 

Hotten, J. C. Abyssinia and its People, 

London, 12mo 7s. 6d. 

Hutchinson. Ten Years among Ethiopians, 

London,. . , . 8vo 14s. 

Lepsius, R. Letters from Ethiopia, 12mo Lond. 3 35 

Markham. Abys'n Exped'n, 1869. .Lond. 8vo 14s. 

Parkyns. Life in Abyssinia, 12mo Lond. 3 75 

a. Russell. Nubia and Abyssinia, 18mo N, Y. 75 

a. Taylor, Bayard. Central Africa, 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Acoustics. 

Macdonald. Sound and Color Lond. 8vo 3s. 6d. 

a. Rudan. Wonders of Acoustics, 13mo N. Y. 1 50 

b. Tyndall. On Sound, 12mo N. Y. 3 00 

Aeronautics. — [See Ballooning. ] 
iEsthetics. — [See Criticism ; Taste.] 
Aflfghanistan, Beloochistan, Cabul. 

Burnes, Sir A. Residence in Cabul, 1843. 

London, 8vo 18s. 

Elphinstone. Kingdom of Cabul, 3 vols. 

1819. London, 8vo 28s 

Sale, Lady. Disasters in Aff. 1843. Lon., 8vo 2s. 6d. 

Africa. — For Ancient History of, see History, Ancient. 
[See also names of each country.] 
Grant, J. A. Walk across Africa. 1863. 

London 8vo 15s. 

Hunting Scenes in the Wilds of Africa,. .12mo Phil. 1 75 
Kingston. In the Wilds of Africa (for 

Boys) 12mo Lond. 2 50 

Merriara. Home Life in Africa. 



14 THE BEST READING. 



Murray, Hugh. Discovery and Adventures 

in Africa. London, 12mo 5s. 

Africa — Central and Eastern. 

b. Barth. Travels in N. and C. Africa, 3 vols. 8vo N. Y. $12 00 

a. The same. Abridged, 12mo Phil. 1 75 

a. Burton. Lake Regions of Central Africa, 8vo N. Y. 3 50 

b. Du Chaillu. Explorations in Equat'l Af., 8vo N. Y. 5 00 
ft. Journey to Ashango Land,. 8vo N. Y. 5 00 

My Apingi Kingdom 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

a. WildLifeundertheEquat'r,12moN. Y. 175 

Krupf , Dr. Travels in East. Africa. Lond. 8vo 
a. Park, Mungo. Travels and Life, 18mo N. Y. 75 

Petherick, Mr. & Mrs. Cent'l Africa. Lond, 8vo 16s. 
ft. Speke and Grant. Discovery of Source of 

the Nile,. ... 8vo N. Y. 4 00 

Africa— North.— [^ee also Egypt, etc.] 

Barth. [See Afi'ica, Central^ 

6. Bartlett. The Nile Boat. Illustrated, ... 8vo N. Y. 400 
Cooke. Conquest and Civilization in North Africa. 

Edinburgh, 12mo 5s. 

Ditson. The Crescent and French Cru- 
sades. 1859, 12mo N. Y. 

a. Naphegyi. Ghardaia; 90 Days in the 

Desert of Sahara, 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

Richardson. Travels in the Sahara. 1848. 8vo 30s. 

a. Russell. History of Barbary States, 18mo N. Y. 75 

St. John. Adventures in Lybian Desert, . 12mo N. Y. 
Tristam. The Great Sahara, 2 vols. Lond. 8vo 15s. 

Africa — South. 

Alexander. Exp'n into So. Africa, 2 vols. 

London, 8vo 21s. 

Anderson. Lake Ngami, 8vo N. Y. 1 75 

Okavango River, 8vo N. Y. 3 25 

South West Africa, 12mo Phil. 1 75 

Baldwin. South African Hunting, 8vo N. Y. 1 50 

Chapman, J. Travels in So. Af Lond., 8vo Lond. 

Cumming. Five years of Hunter in S. A. 

2 vols.,. ... 8vo N. Y. 3 00 
ft. Livingstone, Dr. Missionary Travels in 

South Africa,. ... 8vo N. Y. 4 50 

ft. Exped'nto Zambesi, 8vo N. Y. 5 00 

a. Popular Ace. of Missionary Travels in 

S. A 8vo Lond. and N. Y. 3 00 

a. So. Africa : Popular Ed., 12mo Phil. 1 75 

Moffatt. Missionary Adventures in S. A. . 

London, 8vo 12s. 

Pringle, T. South Africa,. . .London, 8vo 3s. 6d. 

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6. Taylor, W. C. Manual of Mod. History. 8vo N. Y. 2 25 

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Face, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 3 50 

Colman, H. European Life and Manners. 

1850. 2 vols Bvo Bost. 

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1844. 2 vols. . . .12mo N. Y. 3 00 

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Wallace, H. B. Art and Scenery in Europe. 12mo Phila. 2 00 
Ware, Wm. European Capitals. 1851. .12mo Bost. 100 
*:|.* Many other books of Travel, now o. p. 

Exercises. — [See Athletic Sports, Gymnastics, etc.] 

Extravaganciiss and Superstitions. — [See Superstitions, 

Demonology, etc.] 
Extracts. — [See Quotations.] 

Fables. 

Fables. Illustrated, 8vo, |2 ; do. N. Y. 3 00 

Illustrated by Griset 4to 5 00 

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a. Pilpay. Fables. Illustrated. .., 12mo N. Y. 1 50 



FAIRY TALES A^D LEGENDS— FICTION — NOVELS. 83 

Facetiae. — [See Humorous Works.] 

Fairy Tales and Legends. — [See also Juveniles.] 

a. Andersen, Hans C. Fairy Storv B'ks, 4 v. (Miller) ca. $1 25 
a. Wonder Stories 12mo N. Y. 3 35 

Croker. Fairy Legends of South Ireland.l2mo Lon. 5s. 
Frere. Old Deccan Days (Hindoo Fairy L.)12ino Phil. 1 50 

b. Grimm, Bros. German Popular Stories. .12mo N. Y. 3 00 

Household Stories 12rao N. Y. 2 75 

Hamilton, Count. Fairy Tales 12mo Bohn. 1 75 

a. Hawthorne N. The Wonder Book 16mo Bost. 150 

b. Keightley. Fairy Mythology 12mo Lond. 2 25 

Kingslev. Greek Fairy Tales 12mo Lond. 1 50 

a. Kingsley. The Water Babies 12mo Bost. 1 75 

b. Laboulaye. Fairy Tales of all Nations.. .12mo N. Y. 2 00 

Family. — [See Marriage.] 

Farming. — [See Agriculture.] 

Female Education. — [See Education.] 

Fiction. — [See also Fables, Fairy Tales, Juvenile Legends.] 

History of Fiction. 

a. Dunlop, J. History of Fiction 8vo Lond. 3 50 

Forsyth. Novels and Novelists of 18th Cent. L. 10s. 6d. N. 1 50 
Jeaffreson. Novels & Novelists, 2 v. Lon.l2mo 2 Is. 

b. Masson. British Novelists . 8vo Lond. 2 00 

Fiction — Novels, — [Author's names arranged alphabetically,] 

[This classification of Fiction is naturally made on a some- 
what different basis from that of the remainder of the list. Any 
classification is necessarily arbitrary and incomplete, and we sub- 
mit this as merely suggestive, and without ainy claims to finality 
or infallibility. No standard can be adopted which, however 
true for the larger portion of the works classified, will not be 
open to criticism for its arrangement of many books, concerning 
which opinions are divided, or whose position in the scale is 
naturally doubtful. We have endeavored in our distribution to 
follow the opinions of the best critics, and the judgment of the 
better class of readers. The number of works of fiction is so 
enormous, and is increasing so rapidly from year to year, that it 
would be hardly possible to compile any catalogue without omis- 
sions and deficiencies. We trust, however, that in our list, these 
may not be found numerous or important. 

In our classification we have divided Avorks of Fiction into three 
classes. The first class contains those which, from their acknowl- 
edged literary merit, or from their value in representing some 



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important historical period, social movement, or phase of thought, 
have come to be regarded as belonging to standard literature. 

The second contains the books that come under the designation 
of good novels, and which can be recommended to the readers of 
fiction ; and in the third we have inserted those that we consider 
less desirable, but which may, in most cases, be added without 
detriment to an extended collection of fiction. It is bj no means 
certain, however, that all of these are even worth reading ; pos- 
sibly some may be positively mischievous. 

The names of the authors, the majority of whose works belong 
to the first class, are marked a. The authors of the second class 
& ; and those of the third, c. As in many cases, however, the 
works of one author are of varying merit and value, and would 
naturally come under different classes, we have used a further 
designation for the books themselves. Those in the first class 
are marked with two " stars ;" those in the second with one, and 
those in the third have been inserted without " star." 

When it is considered that the English press alone turns out 
some three hundred novels every year ; and on our side, includ- 
iilg the " yellow-covered," we manufacture nearly as many more, 
it is obvious that even the long list which we give here is merely 
a selection from the vast mass of " fiction " now afloat, and indi- 
cates only those books which have been most generally recog- 
nized as (more or less) worth reading. But even this list com- 
prises a great deal more than any library, private or public (less 
than the British Museum), is likely to want. Those who select 
the books indicated by ** in this list will be reasonably secure of 
having the best works of fiction now in the market.] 

fc. About. (French.) 

The Fellah. Translated 12mo Lond. 9s. 

* King of tlie Mountains 16mo Lond. Is. 

Man with Broken Ear 16mo N. Y. $1 25 

* Tolla 12mo Edinb. 2s. 

Germaine ; Nose of a Notary 

&. Aguilar, Grace. 

Days of Bruce, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Home Influence 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

Home Scenes and Heart Studies 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Mother's Recompense .12mo N. Y. 1 00 

Vale of Cedars 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Woman's Friendship l2mo N. Y. 1 00 

Women of Israel, 2 vols ". . . 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

c. Aimard, G. ('* Sensational " Novels.) 

Gold Seekers, Indian Chief & 6 others . . 12mo Phila. ea. 75 



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c. Ainsworth, W. H. (Sensational ?) 

Flitch of Bacon, Jack Shepliard, *Jas. ^ 

II., Lancashire Witches, Merwyn ip j e. m 

Clithero, * Rookwod, Spendthrift, \ ^^'^^ ^«^- ^«- ^ ^^ 
* The Tower ; 8 vols J 

His Novels, 16 vols, bound in 8 vols. . .16mo Lond. 13 00 

a. Alcott, Louisa M. 

* Hospital Sketches 12mo Bost. 1 50 

* Little Men, $1.50. * * Little Women, 2 v.lOmo Boat. 3 00 

* Moods ; 13mo Bost. 1 50 

* Old Fashioned Girl 12mo Bost. 1 50 

* Three I'roverb Stories 16mo Bost. 75 

* Morning Glories 16mo N. Y. 1 50 

AUston, Washington. 

Monaldi 12mo Bost. 1 50 

b. Ames, Mary Clemmer. 

* Eirene ; A Story of New England 8vo N. Y. 1 25 

a. Andersen, H. C. 

** Improvisatore 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

* OnlvaFiddler 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

* 0. F 12moN. Y. 1 75 

* Two Baronesses 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

Appleton's Library of Romance, 17 vols. . 8vo N. Y. ea. 1 50 

Library of Choice Novels, 23 v., paper. ea. 60 

** Arabian Nights Entertainments, Lane's 

Translation, 2 vols. . . 12mo N. Y. 3 50 

c. Arthur, T. S. Forty-two Works Phila. 

a. Auerbach, Berthold. 

* Barefooted Maiden 12mo Lond. 6s. 

** Black Forest Stories 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

* German Tales 16mo Bost. 1 00 

** On the Heights 16mo Bost. 2 00 

* Professor's Wife Lond 12mo 2s. 6d. 

* Villa on the Rhine, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Villa Eden (same as above) l^mo Bost. 2 00 

* Edelweiss 16mo Bost. 1 00 

a. Austen, Jane. 

** Emma ; ** Mansfield Park ) 

** Pride and Prejudice [• 12mo Bost. ea. 1 75 

** Sense and Sensibility, 4 vols ) 

c. Austen, Mrs. J. G. 

Cipher, 8vo, N. Y., $1.50 ; Moloch Mount. 8vo N. Y. 1 50 
Azeglio, M. d'Ettore. Fieramosca 16mo Bost. 

b. Baker, W. M. * The New Timothy 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

a. Balzac, H. De. 

** Alchemist, The 

* Caesar Birotteau 

* Petty Annoyances of MaiTied Life. . . . 

(And others.) 

c. Banim, J. Works. (Sadlier). 12 vols.. .12mo N. Y.ea. 1 50 

b. Baring-Gould. * In Exitu Israel 12mo L. & N. 1 50 

a. Beckford, W. Vathek, an Oriental Tale. .16mo N. Y. 125 



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&. Beecher, H. W. * Norwood 12mo N. Y. $1 50 

c. Bird, R. M. {Out ofpHnt) 

Calavar, 12mo, $2 ; Nick of Woods 12mo Phila. 2 00 

Hawk Hollow, Peter Pilgrim, Infidel. . 12mo Pliila. 
a. Bjornsen, B. (Swedish Novelist). 

**Arne, 12mo, $1.00. Fislier Maiden 16mo N. Y. 125 

* Happy Boy 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Love and Life in Norway 16mo N. Y. 1 25 

h. Black, W. 

* In Silk Attire, * Kilmeny, * Love and^ 

Marriage, *Mincing Lane, *Daugli- >■ 8vo N. Y. ea. 50 

ter of Heth, paper ) 

c. Blessington, Lady. 5 Novels (now passe). 

**Blindpits. A Story of Scottish Life. . .12mo N. Y. 1 75 
a. Boccacio. **Tlie Decameron. 10 days Ent.l2mo Bohn. 1 75 
h. Bolte, Amely (German). Mad. De Stael . . 12mo N. Y. 150 
h. Borrow, Geo. 

* Lavengro, * Romany Rye 8vo N. Y. ea. 50 

Bound to John Company, paper 8vo N. Y. 75 

c. Braddon, Miss. (Sensational ?) 

* Aurora Floyd, Black Band, Birds of Prey, ~ 

Markham, Diavolo, Doctor's Wife, Elea- 
nor, H. Dunbar, Marchmont, * Lady each 
Audley's Secret, Lady Lisle, Only a Clod, J-Svo N. Y. 75 
Rupert Godwin, Sir Jasper, Lovells of (paper.) 
Arden (1871), and some others not re- 

printed 

I. Bradley (" Cuthbert Bede"). 

* Adventures of Verdant Green 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

a. Bremer, Fredrika. 

* Fathers and Daughters, * Four Sis-) -,o,v,^ t)^,?i .^ i ka 

ters, ** Home, ** The Neighbors. \ ^^^"^ ^^^^^ ^^- ^ ^^ 

The same, 4 vols 12mo Bohn. 7 00 

4 vols., paper 8vo N. Y. 2 00 

* President's Daughter, Every Dav Life, / o ^ -vr v />/y ^yK 

* Parsonage of Mora, Midnight Sun. . f ®^° ^- ^- ^^'- ^^ 

* H. Family, 50c.; Nina, 50c 8vo N. Y. 

c. Brewster, Anne M. H. (Phila.) 

Compensation 12mo Phila. 1 75 

St. Martin's Summer 

a. Bronte, Charlotte (" Currer Bell '). 

**Jane Eyre, ** Professor, ** Shirley, ) io^,^ xr v „^ i ka 

**Villette f ^^^^^ ^- ^- ^^' ^ ^^ 

h. Bronte, Anne.' " TenanVof WiidfellHaii. . . 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

b. Bronte, Emily. 

Agnes Grey and Wuthering Heights. .12mo N. Y. 1 50 

c. Brooke, H. (An old writer.) 

Fool of Quality, 2 vols 12mo Lon. 21s. 

b. Brooks, Shirley. 

* Aspen Court, paper, 50c.;* Silver Cord. 8vo N. Y. 2 00 

* Gordian Knot, 50c.; * Sooner or Later. 8vo N. Y. 2 00 



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c. Broughton, Rhoda. 

Red as a Rose is She paper. 8vo N. Y. $ 60 

* Cometh up as a Flower paper. Svo N. Y. 60 

c. Brown, Chas. Brockedon. (Early American writer.) 

Arthur Merwyn, Edgar Huntley J io«,^ t5i ;i„ a i^n 

Jane Talbot, OrmondTwieland, 6 v! \ ^^mo Phila. 6 00 

a. Brown, John, M. D. ** Marjorie Fleming. . IGmo Bost. 25 

Brunton, Mary. (Early English Writer.) 

Discipline, Self Control ea.\2nio o. p. 

Bulwer. — \^See Li/tton.] 

a. Burney, Miss. ** Evelina 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

* Cecilia, * The Wanderer, o. p 

b. Carlen, Emilie (Swedish). 

* Brothers, 25c. ; Home in Valley, 50c. ; "] 

* Ivar, 50c. ; John, 25c. ; Lovers' [ r, -vr v 
Stratagem, 50c.; Woman's Life, [ ®^'° ^^- ^• 
75c. ; Seven more o. p., paper J 

6. Carleton, Wm. 

* Traits & Stories of Irish Peasantry, 2 v. Svo L. & N. 6 00 

a. Carlyle, T. 

**Specim's of German Romance. Trans.l2mo N. Y. 1 25 

b. Cary, Alice. 

* Clovernook, * Married Not Mated, .cm. 12mo N. Y. 

The Bishop's Son 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

a. Cervantes. 

**Don Quixote, 1 vol. $1.50. 4 vols 12mo Bost. 5 00 

Illustrated. Various editions. 4to Lond. 3 75 

c. Chamier, Capt. Ben Brace. Life of Sailor. Lon. ea. 80 

a. Chamisso, A. Von. ** Peter Schlemihl. 

b. Charles, Mrs. 

**Chroniclesof Schonberg Cotta Family. . 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

* Diary of Kitty Trevelyan 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

* Davenants and Draytons 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

* Early Dawn 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

* Both Sides of the Sea 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

* Winfred Bertram 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

Victory of the Vanquished 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

Cripple of Antioch 16mo N. Y. 1 25 

Martyrs of Spain. 16mo N. Y. 1 25 

Sketches of Christianity 16mo N. Y. 1 25 

Two Vacations 16mo N. Y. 1 25 

c. Charlotte, Elizabeth. Works, 12 vols. . . N. Y. 

a. Chateaubriand. 

* Atala, * Aben Uamet, ^"^ The Martyrs. . Lond. 
6. Chesebro, Caroline. 

* Foe in the Household 12mo Bost. 

* Beautiful Gate, Dreamland, Isa, Philly \ 

and Kit, Victoria, Amy Carr \ 

Peter Carradine 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

b. Chubbock, Emily (Fanny Forrester). 

Alderbrook, 2 vols 



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Church, Mrs. Ross (Florence "Marryatt). 

* For Ever and Ever, Girls of Feversliam, ) each 

Love's Conflict, Too Good for Him, >• 8vo Bost. 75 
Woman agst. Woman, Veronique. . ) paper. 

* Prey of the Gods, Poison of Asps., ea. 8vo N.Y.&P. 30 
Her Lord and Master, Gerald Estcourt, ) t ^ 

Petronel, Temper [ ^^^^• 

Clarke, C. 

* Mademoiselle Mori 12mo Bost. 1 50 

* On the Edge of the Storm 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Clarke, Mary Cowden. 

■'^ The Iron Cousin Lond . 12mo 80c. and 1 50 

Clemens, J, 

The Rivals, Bernard Lile, and others, 4 v,12mo Phila. 5 50 
Cockton, Henry. Valentine Vox .. Lon. 80c. 8vo Phila. 2 00 

(And six others.) 
Collins, Mortimer. 

* Marquis 'and Merchant ; Vivian 8vo N. Y. ea. 50 

Collins, Wilkie. 

* After Dark, 8vo, |1 ; *Armadale, 8vo, |2 ; *Antonina, 

8vo, 50c.; * Basil, 16mo, 60c.; *"=<- Dead Secret, 
12mo, $1.75; *Hide and Seek, 8vo, $1; *Man 
and Wife, 8vo, $1.50 ; * Moonstone, 8vo, $2 ; ** No 
Name, 8vo, $2; * Queen of Hearts, 8vo, $1.50; 

* Sister Rose, 8vo, 25c. ; * Stolen Mask, 8vo, 25c. ; 
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Lofty & Lowly, 2 v. $2.50. Two Lives. . 12mo N. Y. 1 25 
(And also Juveniles.) 

b. Malory, Sir T. * Morte d' Arthur 12mo Lond. 2 00 

b. Manning. Miss Anne. ** Mary Powell. . ICmo N. Y. 1 75 

* Cherry & Violet, $1.; Sir Thos. Moore.l6nio N. Y. 1 00 

* Fair Gospeller, $1. ; Jacques Bonneval.l6mo N. Y. 1 00 

(And other works ; Essays, etc.) 
b. Manzoni (Italian). * The Betrothed. Lon.l2mo 3s. 6d. 

a. " Marlitt, E." 

^Countess Gisela. $1.75 ; **Gold Elsie.l2mo Phila. 1 75 
**01d Mam'selle's Secret 12mo Phila. 1 50 

* Over Yonder, pa., 35c. ; *Magdalena,^a. 8vo Phila. 30 
Marryatt, Miss. [See Church, Mrs.] 

b. Marryatt, Capt. Works complete, 12 v.. .12mo N. Y. 12 00 

Or Cheap ed. separately, paper 12mo N. Y. ea. 50 

Viz: * Jacob Faithful, Japhet, * Peter 

Simple, ** Midshipman Easy, Pacha, 

Snarleyow, etc. 

c. Mrs. Marsh. Adelaide Lindsay, paper 8vo N. Y. 50 

Angelo, 12mo., $1.50; Aubrey, pa/ 
75c. ; Castle Avon, 50c. ; E.Wynd- 
ham, 75c. ; E. Marston, 50c. ; Father 
Darcy, 75c. ; (and 9 others) each 

50c , 

6. Martineau, Harriet. Deerbrook. Lond. .12mo Is. 6d. 

* Hour and the Man. Lond 12mo Is. 6d. 

(Also Juveniles.) 

b. Maxwell, W. H. Brian O'Linn 12mo Lond. 75 

Hector O'Halloran, 12mo., 80c. ; * Sto- ] 

ries of Waterloo, 12mo., 75c. ; Capt. I wo j , 
Blake, 2s. ; Bivouac, 2s. ; Captain f ^^^^^ ^°^^* 
O'Sullivan, Is. 6d J 

c. Mayhew, H. Mr. & Mrs. Sandboy 12mo Lond. 6s. 

Greatest Plague of Life 12mo Lond. 2s. 

b. Mayo, W. S. ** Kaloolah 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

* The Berber 12mo N. Y. 

(New Work). 



8vo N.Y.pa. 



Meinhold, Dr. The Amber Witch 12mo Lond. 2s. 

Sidonia the Sorceress 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

Melville, G. Whyte. * Cerise 12mo Phila. 1 50 

**Interpreter, 8vo ; M or N 8vo N. Y. ea. 75 

* White Rose, $1.50 ; The Gladiator. . .12mo N. Y. 1 00 



98 THE BEST READIXG. 



$1 50 
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75 
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1 00 
1 75 

1 75 

2 25 



b. Melville. Herman. ** Typee 12mo N. Y. 

* Mardi, 2 vols, $3 ; ** Mobv Dick 12mo N. Y. 

* Pierre, 2 v., $1.50 ; * Omob 12ino N. Y. 

* Redburn, 2 vols., $1.50; * White Jacket. 12mo N. Y. 
**Israel Potter 12mo N. Y. 

** Member for Paris, The, paper 8vo N. Y. 

c. Meredith, Geo. Evan Harrington 12mo N. Y, 

Ordeal (and 3 others) Lond. 

* Miss Van Kortlandt Bvo N. Y. 

b. Mitchell, D. G. ** Dream Life 12mo N. Y. 

•=^ Doctor Johns, 2 vols., $3 ; ** Bachelor. 12mo N. Y. 
b. Mitford, Mary Russel. ** Our Village, 2 v.l2mo N. Y. 

* Belford Regis Lond. . . .12mo 3s. 6s. 

&. Moore, Dr. John. ** Zelucco Lond. 

b. Moore, Thomas. **The Epicurean 12mo 1 50 

b. :More, Hannah. **Ccfilebs in Search of Wif e.l2mo Phila. 1 50 

c. Morford, Henry. Shoulder Straps (2 oth's).12mo Phil. ea. 1 50 
c. Morgan, Lady.* Florence Macarthy 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Wild Irish Girl 12mo Lond. 2s. 

b. Morier, J. Ayesha, 2s. ; * Haji Baba. .Lon.l2mo Is. 6d. 

Zohrab, the Hostage 12mo Lond. 2s. 

Miigge, Theo. Afraja Lond.l2mo 10s. 6d. 

c. "Muhlbach," Louisa. Novels, 17 vols. . . Bvo N. Y. ea. 1 50 

A. Hofer, Old Fritz, Napoleon, Josephine," 
Life Paths, Q. of Prussia, Prince Eugene, 
Daughter of p]mpress, Marie Antoinette, 
Joseph II., Henry VIII., Frederick the }- 
Great, Frederick and Family, Berlin and 
Sans Souci, Merchant of Berlin, Louisa 
of Prussia ^ 

Muloch, Miss. [See Craik, Mrsi] 

Murray, Chas. A. The Prairie Bird 8vo N. Y. 1 00 

* My Daughter Elinor Bvo N. Y. 1 75 

c. Newby, Mrs. C. J. 

Margaret Hamilton, ^ja.; Right and Left. Bvo N. Y, ea. 50 
(3 others, not reprinted.) 
Nichols, Mrs. [See Bronte, Charlotte.'] 

Norton, Hon. Mrs. Lost and Saved 12mo Phila. 1 25 

Old Sir Douglas 12mo Phila. 1 50 

6. Oliphant, Mrs. 

* Agnes, *Atheling, * Brownlows 8vo N. Y. ea. 75 

**Carlingford, (paper, $1.25) Bvo N. Y. 1 75 

* Days of Life, * House on Moor 12mo N.Y. ea. 1 50 

**John, Bvo, oOc. ; * Katie Stewart Bvo N. Y. 75 

* Laird of Norlaw, * Last of Mortimers . . 12mo ea. 1 50 

* Lost Love, $1.75 ; *Lucy Crofton, ea. 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

^ Madonna Mary Bvo N. Y. 50 

**Margaret Maitland 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Minister's Wife Bvo N. Y. 75 

* Miss Majoribanks Bvo N. Y. 50 

**Perpetual Curate, * Son of the Soil . . ea. Bvo N. Y. 1 50 

* Lilliesleaf, * Three Brothers, **Zaidee. 



FICTION. 99 



b. Opie, Mrs. Tales; eiglit in 1 vol 8vo 

" Ouida." [See de la Bame.] 

b. Owen, Robt. Dale. * Beyond the Breakers. 8vo Pliila. $2 00 

c. Pardee, Julia. 

Adopted Heir, $1.75; Pretty Woman. . 8vo Pliila. 1 75 
Jealous Wife, 8vo, 50c. ; Life Struggle. 12mo Phila. 1 75 
Rival Beauties, paper 8vo Pliila. 75 

* Wife's Trials 12mo Phil. ea. 1 75 

.Reginald Lyle, Romance of Harem. . . 8vo Phil. ea. 1 75 

Speculation, Earl's Secret . .12mo Phila. 1 7a 

b. Parr, Miss Harriet " Holme Lee." 

* Against Wind and Tide, paper 8vo N. Y. 75 

* Annie Wardleigh, paper 8vo N. Y. 75 

* Mrs. Wynyaw, 50c. ; ** Sylvan Holt. , . 8vo pa. N. Y. 

b. Parr, Louisa. ** Dorothy Fox, paper 8vo N. Y. 75 

6. Paulding, J. K. Works and Life, 5 vols...l2mo N. Y. 12 50 
Dutchman's Fireside, $2.50 ; Bulls and 

Jonathans 2 50 

b. Peacock, T. L. 

**Headlong Hall, |1 ; * Melincourt .12mo Lond 2a. 

a. Phelps, E. S. ** Gates Ajar 12ino Bost. 1 50 

* Hedged In, $1.50 ; * Silent Partner 12mo Bost. 1 50 

c. Pickering, Ellen. Sixteen novels, paper. . 8vo N. & P. 

(Nine published by Peterson, Phil., 8vo, paper.) 

c. Ploennies, Louise Von. Princess Hse IGmoBost. 125 

a. Po^ E. A. ** Tales, 2 vols 16mo N. Y. 3 50 

6. Poole, John. * Little Pedlington 12mo 

a. Porter, Jane. ** Thaddeus of Warsaw. . . 12mo Phila, 1 25 
**Scottish Chiefs 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

* Pastor's Fireside 12mo Lond. 80 

" Powell, Mary," author of. [See Manrdng.] 

a. Prentiss, E. ** Stepping Heavenward. . .12mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Aunt Jane's Hero 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

(Also Juveniles.) 

b. Preston, Louisa. * Aspendale 16mo Bost. 1 50 

Prescott, Harriet E. [See Spofford.^ 

* Quiet Heart 8vo N. Y. 25 

a. Rabelais. Works, 2 vols 12mo Bohn. 3 50 

6. RadclitFe, Mrs. ** Mysteries of Udolpho.l2mo Phila. 125 

Romance of the Forest 12mo Phila. 1 25 

a. Reade, Chas. Novels. 10 vols 12mo Bost. ea. 1 00 

Or separate, viz. : 
**Cloister and Hearth; ^Course of True Love; *Foun 
Play; * Good Fight, etc.; * Griffith Gaunt; Terri- | 
ble Temptation ; ** Christie Johnson, etc., 1 vol. ; V 
-^* Never too Late ; ** Love me Little ; * Put | 
Yourself; * Hard Cash ; * White Lies J 

c. Reid, Mayne. Novels, 16 vols 12mo N. Y. ea. 1 50 

[See Juveniles.] 
Regester, S. [See Victor, Mrs.] 
c. Reynolds, G. W. M. 

" Sensational" novels, 40 vols. (!) 8vo Phila. 



100 THE BEST READING. 



6. Ricliardson, Saml. ** Clarissa Harlowe. .12mo Lond. $125 

* Pamela, ** Sir Clias. Grandison 

a. Ricliter, Jean Paul. 

* Hesperus, 2 vols; *Titan, 2 vols 12mo Bost. ea. 4 00 

* Walt and Vult, 2 vols 12mo Bost. 

**Fruit, Flower and Thorn Pieces, 2 vols.l2mo Bost. 

h. Renter. ** In the Year '13 16mo N. Y. 1 00 

c. Riddell, Mrs. J. H. * Race for Wealth.. . 8vo N. Y. 75 

* Far above Rubies ; Rich Husband 

Life's Assize ; Phemie Keller, each pa. 8vo N. Y. ' 50 

6. Robertson, Margaret M. * Christie 

**Janet's Love and Service 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

c. Robinson, Mrs. Edw. 

Heloise ; Life's Discipline 12nio N. Y. 

h. Robinson, F. W. * Anne Judge, paper. . . 8vo N. Y. 75 

* Stern Necessity, Sweet Nineteen, ) q -nt v ^« ka 

True to Herself, Poor Humanity.^ ^^^ ^^ ^- ^^- ^^ 
For Her Sake, Carry's Confession,) o ^ at v .^ hk 

Mattie, No Man's Friend ; pvo N. Y. ea. 75 

I. Roche, Anna M. Children of the Abbey.l2mo N. Y. 1 50 
c. Roe, A. S. Cloud on the Heart, Long] 

Look Ahead, To Love and be Loved, [ 

Time and Tide, I've been Thinking, j- 12mo N. Y. ea. 1 50 

Star and Cloud, True to the Last, 

(and six others) J 

h. Rosetti, C. G. ** Common Places and 

other stories. .. .12mo Bost. 1 50 
T). Rulfini. ** Doctor Antonio, * Lavinia, ) ^ o at v -i r,K 

* Vincenzo \ .] l^moN.Y.ea.l 75 

* Carlino, 8vo, paper, 35c. ; ** Lorenzo \ at y 

Benoni ; * Paragreens ; *Quiet Nook. \ ' ' 

" Rutledge," Author of (Miss Coles). [See Harris.] 

c, Rydberg, V. Last Athenian 12mo Phila. 2 00 

a. St. Pierre. ** Paul & Virginia 16mo N. Y. 1 25 

«. Saintine, X. B. *-;^ Picciola, best ed 16mo N. Y. 125 

a. " Sand, Geo." (Madame Dudevant). 

* Antonia, 16mo ; **Consuelo (P.), 12rao; ") 

* Countess Rudolf (P.) ; ** Fadette ; | Bost. 

* Indiana (P.) ; * Jealousy (P.) ; J- and ^ ea. 1 50 
**Mauprat; *Miller; *M. Sylvestre; 
*-^Snow Man j 

* Handsome Lawrence 1 00 

*** Those marked (P.) pub. by Peterson, Phila., with 15 
more, in paper, Others by Roberts, Boston. 
(Several others not repiinted.) 

b. Sartoris, Mrs. A, Kemble. 

**Week in a French Country House .... 8vo Bost. 

c. Saunders, J. Abel Drake's Wife, paper. . 8vo N. Y. 75 

Bound to Wheel, 75c. ; *Hirell, paper. 8vo N. Y. 50 

Martin Pole 50 

6. Savage, M. * Bachelor of the Albany 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Falcon Family. 12mo, London, $1.00. 8vo 'N.Y.pa. 75 



5; I 

! ; I Bost. ) 

; y and > 

- I Phila. ) 



FICTION. 101 



h. Savage, M, 

* Woman of Business, paper 8vo N, Y. % 75 

Reuben Medlicott, paper 8vo N. Y. 1 00 

6. Schmid, Hr. * The Habenneister 16mo N. Y. 1 00 

h. Scott, Michael. Cruise of the Midge 12mo Lond,4s. 

* Tom Cringle's Log 8vo N. Y. 6s. 

h. Schwartz, Marie S. * Birth and Education. 8vo Bost. 1 50 

* Gold and Name ; * The Right One 8vo Bost. ea. 1 50 

* Quilt and Innocence; * Two Family. . 

a. Scott, Sir Walter. Novels, 27 vols 12mo Phila. 33 50 

— 25 vols 12mo Bost. 37 50 

— centen. ed. 25 vols.l2mo Lond. 43 75 

6 vols 12moN. Y. 10 50 

Separate Novels, paper 8vo or 12mo E. & N.ea. 25 

h. Sedgwick, Cath. M. ** Hope Leslie, 2 v.l2mo N. Y. 3 00 

* Linwoods, 2 v., $3.00; * Redwood,! v. N. Y. 1 50 

* Clarence, 1 v., ; * N. Eng. Tale, 1 v N. Y. ea. 1 ' 50 

[iSfee Juveniles.'] 

b. Seemiiller, Mrs. A. M. C. * Emily Chester . 12mo Bost. 2 00 
* Opportunity, 12mo; - Reginald Archer. 12mo Bost. ea. 2 00 

b. Sewell, Miss E. M. Amv Herbert 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Cleve Hall, $1.00 ; Earl's Daughter. . .12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Experience of Life, $1.00 ; Gertrude. .12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Glimpse of World, $1.00 ; * Hawkstone.l2mo N. Y. 1 00 
Ivors. 2 v., $3.00 ; * Kate Asliton, 2 v.l2mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Laneton Parsonage, $2.00 ; * Margaret 

Percival, 2 vols 12nio N. Y. 2 00 

Ursula, 2 v., $2.00 ; Walter Lorimer, 1 v.l2mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Home Life, 1 vol 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

b. Shelley, Mrs. * Frankenstein 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Perkin Warbeck. 12mo Lond. 80 

b. Sheppard, Elizabeth, *Chas. Auchester. . 8vo N. Y. 75 

**Counterparts, 8vo, 1.25 ; * Rumour 8vo N. Y. 1 25 

c. Sinims, W. G. Works (paper 75c.) 17 vols . 12mo N. Y. 30 00 

The be.st separately, viz. : Beau- ) 

champe, Guy Rivers, Martin Faber. [■ 12mo N. Y. ea. 1 75 
Mellicharape, Partizan, Yemasee. ) 
e. Sinclair, Catherine. Modern Flirtations. .12mo Phila. 1 75 

Beatrice, Jane Bouverie, Lord and Lady ) 

Harcoui-t, Sir E. Graham. Modern Ac-|- 12mo Lond. 

complishments ) 

c. Sisters of Orleans i2mo N. Y. 1 50 

c. Smart, H. * Breezie Langton, paper 8vo N. Y. 75 

Race for a Wife 8vo N. Y. 50 

b. Smedley, Frank E. - Frank Fairleigh . , . 12mo Lond. 1 25 

Harrv Coverdale, $1.25 ; Lew. Arundel. Lond. 1 50 

b. Smith, Albert.* Mr. Ledbury (3 others). .12mo N. Y. ea. 80 
b. Smith, Alex. Alfred Hagart'a Household.l2mo N. Y. 1 00 

Dreamthorpe 16mo N . Y. 1 50 

b. Smith, Horace. Brambletye House 12mo Lond. 

(And others not reprinted.) 



102 THE BEST EEADma, 



a. Smollett, Tobias. Novels, 3 vols 16mo Lond. $3 75 

* Count Fathom, **Humplirey Clinker J io^^t^,, .^ i ka 

11 • T>' ^ ^ *T> T 1 T> A r l/smo Lon. ea. 1 50 

Peregrine Pickle, '^Rod rk Random. ) 

Cheaper editions of above 12mo Lon. ea. 80 

c. South worth, Mrs. E. D. E. N. 37 Novels.l2mo Phila.ea.l 75 

a. Souvestre, E. ** Attic Philosopher 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

* Lake Shore, *Family Journal 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

* Legends of Brittany 

c. Spindler. The Jew 

&. Spielhagen, F. **Problemat'l Characters.l2mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Hammer & Anvil, $2.00; *Hohenstein's.l2mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Through Night to Light 12mo N. Y. 2 -00 

&. Spofford, Mrs. Harriet Prescott. 

**Amber Gods, $1.75 ; *Azarian 12mo Bost. 1 50 

* Sir Rohan's Ghost 12mo Bost. 

a. Stael, Madame de. **Corinne 12mo N. Y. 150 

* Delphine 

c. Stephens, Mrs. A. 14 Novels 12mo Phil. ea. 1 75 

* Fashion and Famine ]2mo Phila. 1 75 

c. Sterling, John. Onyx Ring 16mo Bost. 

a. Sterne, Laurence. **Tristam Shandy 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

a. Stowe, Mrs. **Uncle Tom's Cabin, *Ag-' 

nes of Sorrento, * May Flower, 

**Minister's Wooing, **01d Town 

Folk, *Nina Godwin, *Pink and 

White Tyranny 

* My Wife and I '. .12mo N. Y. 1 75 

6. Sue, Eugene. * Mysteries of Paris . .12mo N. Y. 1 25 

Wandering Jew 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

Martin, the Foundling- Phila. 2 00 



12mo Bost. 2 CO 



Swift, Jona. ** Gulliver's Travels 12mo Phila. 1 00 

Tales from Blackwood. 12 vols in 6 18mo Edin. 15 00 

Tales from the German. By Oxenford,&c. Svo Lond. 

Tautphoeus, Baroness. ** At Odds 12mo Phila. 1 75 

**Initials, $1.75 ; ** Quits 12mo Phila. 1 75 

* Cyrilla, paper Svo Phila. 75 

Taylor, Bayard. 

* Hannah Thurston, *John Godfrey,) ^o ^ ^r v ,^ i ka 

**Story of Kennett,^ Joseph &Friend:f ^^^^ ^- ^■'^- ^ ^^ 

Terhune, Mrs. V. (" Marion Harland "). 

* Alone, * Hidden Path, Moss Side," 

Nemesis, Miriam, At Last, He- 
len Gardener, Sunnybank, Hus- 
band and Home, Ruby's Husband, 
Phemie's Temptation, Emptylleart 
Thackeray, W. M. Novels, complete, 6 v. 12mo Bost. 7 50 

3 V. Svo N. Y. 6 50 

Works, complete, bested., 22 V. Svo Lond. 66 00 

now publishing in 11 V. Svo Lond. 33 00 

Separate, viz : ** Vanity Fair, ** Pen- \ 

dennis,**TheNewcomes,**Philip, - 12moBost.ea. 1 25 
**Esmond & Lovel, **Virginians . ) 



12mo N. Y. ea. 1 50 



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108 



a. Thackeray, W. M. 

Novels Complete in paper. . 8vo N. Y. $4 00 

* Miscellanies, Short Tales, &c., 5 v 12mo Bost. 6 25 

a. Thackeray, Miss, ** Tales, &c., 2 vols 12mo Bost. 2 00 

c. Thomas, Annie. 

Called to Account, Only Herself, paper 8vo N. Y. ea. 50 

Dennis Donne, Played Out, paper 8vo N. Y. ea. 50 

Dower House, 50c. ; High Stakes. . .pa. 8vo N, Y. 25 

False Colors, Theo. Leigh, paper 8vo N. Y. ea. 50 

On Guard, Walter Goring, paper 8vo N. Y. ea. 50 

I. Townsend, Virginia F. * The Hollands. .12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Max Meredith 12mo N. Y. 

Janet Strong, * Mills of Tuxbury 12mo 

}). Trollope, Anthony. 

**Barchester Towers, paper, 75c. ;* Lottie" 

Schmidt, 2 v., ^2.50; *Belton Estate, 

pa., 50c. ; *Miss Mackenzie, pa., 50c. ; 

^Bertrams, 12mo, $1.50; *Oiley Farm, 

cloth, $2.00 ; *Castle Richmond, 12mo, 

$1.50; *Phineas Finn, cloth, $1.75; 

*Can you Forgive Her, 8vo, $2.00, 12mo, 

$1.00*; "Rachel Rav,j9«., 50c. ; *Claver- 

ings„8vo, $1.00 ; *Ralph the Heir, cloth, 

$1.75; **Doctor Thorne, 12mo, $1.50;)^ N. Y. 

*Sir H. Hotspur, pa., 50c. ; *Framley 

Parsonage, 12mo, $1.75 ; *Small House, 

cloth, $2.00 ; *He Knew he was Right, 

12mo, $1.50 ; *Struggles of Brown, etc., 

pa., 50c.; *Kellvs & O'Kellys, 12mo, 

$1.25; *Three Clerks, 12mo, cloth, 

$1.50; ^Chronicle of Barset, 8vo, $2.00 ; 

*Vicar of Bulhampton, cloth, $1.75 ; 

*Warden (with Barchester Towers). 
h. Trollope, T. A. 

* Beppo the Conscript, Dream Num-] 

bers, *Garstang Grange, Gemma, ^ 12mo Phila. tfa. 1 76 

Leonora J 

Lindisfarn, 8vo, N. Y., $2. A Siren. 8vo pa. 50 

Tucker, B. Geo. Balcombe; Partisan Leader {p.p.) 

b. Turgeneff (Russian). *Fathers & Sons..l6nio N. Y. 125 

Liza 

e. Tupper, M. F. 

Crock of Gold ; Hearts and Twins. m.l2mo N. Y. 
a. Tytler, Sarah. **Citoyenne Jacqueline. . 8vo N. Y. 2 00 

* Days of Yore ; *Dianiond Rose 8vo N. Y. 2 00 

**Huguenot Family 8vo 2 50 

c. Verne. Five Weeks in a Balloon 18mo N. Y. 1 25 

Centre of the Earth ; The North Pole.l2mo Lond. 

Vigny, Alfred de. Cinq Mars, paper 12mo Bost. 50 

c. Victor, Mrs. M. 

Dead Letter, 12mo, $1.50; Too True..l2mo N. Y. 1 25 
Figure Eight ; Who Was He ? m.l2mo N. Y. 



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104 THE BEST READING. 



h. Walpole, Horace. The Castle of Otranto. . 12ino Phila. 

Warburton, Eliot. Darien 

Reginald Hastings 

c. Walworth, M. T. Hotspur; Lulu ; ) ^ o,v,o N Y ^/y Stl 7^ 

Storm Cliff, Warwick \ ^'^^^ ^- ^ '^^'^^ ^^ 

Ward, R. Tremaine (and 5 others) o. p.. . 
a. Ware, Wm. 

**Aiirelian ; **Zenobia ; *JuIian, 3 vols. . N. Y. ca. 2 00 

Warfield, Mrs. C. 

Romance of Beausaincourt 

h. Warner, Misses Anna and Susan. (" S. Wetherell.") 

**Wide World, ** Queechy ea. 12mo Phila. 1 75 

* Daisy, $1.75 ; * Say and Seal, 2 vols. . .12mo N. Y. 3 00 

* Dollars and Cents ]2mo Phila. 1 75 

* Hills of the Shatemuck 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

* Old Helmet 12mo N. Y. 2 25 

* Melbourne House.. 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

* What she Could, * Opportunities, .ea. 12mo N. Y. 1 25 
House in Town 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

[See also Juxeniles.\ 
a. Warren, Saml. **Diary of a Physician, 3 v.lSmo N. Y. 2 25 

* Ten Thousand a Year 12mo Phila. 2 00 

Now and Then ; Merchant's Clerk. . . . 

Works, fine edition, 5 vols 12mo Lond. 12 00 

Webber, C. W. Old Hicks, the Guide. . . 8vo 

Tales of Southern Border 8vo Phila. 2 00 

What the World Made Them 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

a. Whitney, Mrs. A. D. T. **Faith Gartney .16mo Bost. 1 50 

**Gayworthys, $1.75 ; **Hitherto 12mo Bost. 2 00 

*5^Leslie Goldthwaite 12mo Bost. 1 75 

* Patience Strong ; ** We Girls 12mo Bost. ea. 1 50 

* Zerub Throop ]2mo Bost. 1 75 

b. Whittier, J. G. * Marg't Smith's Journal . 12mo Bost. 1 50 

b. Wilson, Prof. Jno. * Margaret Lindsay. .12mo Edin. 

Tales of Borders. (3 others.) 

c. Wilson, Mrs. (Augusta J. Evans.) 

* Beulah, Inez, Macaria 12mo N. Y. en. 1 75 

St. Elmo, Vashti 12mo N. Y. ea. 2 00 

Wise, Henry A. Captain Brand 8vo N. Y. 2 00 

c. Wood, Mrs. Henry, 

Xovels, 13 vols 12mo Fhila.ea. 1 75 

Novels, (add'n'l to above,) 10 vols, paper. 8vo Phila.m. 50 
The Channings ; Roland Yorke ea. 8vo Phila. 1 50 

b. Wormeley, Miss. Amabel o. p.l2mo N. Y. 

b. Yates, Edmund. * Black Sheep, paper. . . 8vo N. Y. 50 

* Broken to Harness .12mo Bost. 2 00 

I K^f T' ^^^^: "^'"™'§' CJ^^^^^tlet, J^ ^2ino Lond.6«. 1 00 

* Nobody s Fortune ) 

* Kissing the Rod, ^- Wrecked in Port', I paper, 

* Land at Last ) 8vo N. Y. ea. 50 

Yelverton, Mrs. Zanita 12mo N. Y. 1 50 



FICTION — FIELD SPORTS — FIJI ISLANDS— FINE ARTS. IC 



b. Yonge, Miss C. M. ** Daisy Chain, 2 vols . 12mo N. Y. $2 00 

* Dynevor Terrace, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Beechcroft 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

* Clever Woman, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

**Heir of Redcliffe, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Heartsease, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

* Hopes and Fears, 2 vols 12ino N. Y. 3 00 

* Kenneth, $1.50 ; * Lin wood 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

* Young Stepmother, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 3 00 

6. Zsehokke, H. * The Dead Guest, paper. . 8vo N. Y. 50 

**Goldsmitli'3 Village 

'^ Labor on Golden Feet 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

* Select Tales, * Social Life Tales 12mo N. Y. 

* Veronica paper .... 8vo N. Y. 50 

Field Sports. — [See also Angling ; Hunting.] 

Carlton, J. \V. Sporting Sketch Book. . .12nio Lon. 16s. 

Greenwood, J. Wild Sports of the World. 8vo L. 7s. 6d. 

Herbert, H. W. Field Sports, 2 vols Svo N. Y. 

Trollope, A, British Field Sports 12mo Lond. 

Walsh, J. H. (Stonehenge.) Cyclopedia of 

Rural Sports Svo Lon. 15s. 

Fiji Islands. 

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Fuel — [See Warming and Ventilation.] 

Furniture. 

b. Eastlake, C. L. Hints on Household Taste 

in Furnishing . . . 4to Lond. 7 50 
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Taste 8vo Lond. 10 50 

King. Cabinet Maker's Guide 4to Lon. 21s. 

Shaw. Ancient Furniture. lUust 4to Lon. 42s. 

Future State. 

a. Alger. Critical Hist, of Doctrine of Fu- 
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Constable, H. The Duration of Future 

Punishment. 1868 Svo Lond. 

George, M. D. Annihilation not of the 

Bible.... 12moBost. 1 50 

Harbaugh. Heaven, 3 vols 12mo Pliila. 4 25 

Hudson. Human Destiny 12mo N. Y. 

Kimball, J. W. Heaven 12mo Bost. 1 50 

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Randolph, R. B. After Death. 1868 8vo Bost. 150 

Wood. The Gates Wide Open 12mo Bost. 1 60 

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Hare. Galvanism & Electro Magnetism. Svo Phila. 
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Animal Galvanism 12mo Lon. Is, 6d. 

Gambling. 

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Gambling Unmasked. 1844. 

Steinmetz. The Gaming Table. 1870, 2 v. Svo Lon. 30a. 



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Games and Amusements. — [See also Athletic Sports, Gym- 
nastics, Chess, Draughts, etc., and Juveniles. 

Art of Amusing ^ 12mo N. Y. $1 50 

a. Boys' own Book 16mo N. Y. 1 00 

b. Boys' Treasury of Sports and Pastimes. . . 8vo Lond. 1 75 
Cheney, Mrs. Social Games with Cards, .24mo Bost. 1 00 

a. Dodge, M. E. A few Friends, and How 

they Amased themselves 12mo Phila. 1 25 

Evening Amusements. Konewka'8Des'ns.l2mo Bost. 1 50 

a. Girls' Own Book 16mo N. Y. 150 

b. Girls' Own Treasury 8vo Lond. 2 50 

How to Amuse an Evening Party 18mo Phila. 1 25 

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Hoyle's Games, 18mo., London 18mo Phila, 1 00 

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6. Mental Photographs 4to N. Y. 1 50 

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Oaxdening.-^[Sefi also Agriculture, Botany, Landscape 
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Abell, L. G. Rose Culturalist, (Saxton). . 

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Beecher, H. W. Fruits, Flowers & F'm'g. 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Breck. New Book of Flowers 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

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Buist. Amer, Flower Garden Directory. .12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Family Kitchen Gardener '. . .12mo N. Y. 1 00 

Fessenden. American Kitchen Gardener. 12mo N. Y. 

Fulton. On Peach Culture 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Field. Green Houses, and Green House 

Plants. . . .12mo X. Y. 75 

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Practical Floriculture 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Hibberd, S. Fern Garden 12mo L. 3s. 6d. 

Johnson, L. Every Lady her own Flower 

Gardener 12mo N. Y. 

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Mrs. Gardening for Ladies 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

Parkman, F, Book of the Rose 12mo Bost. 1 50 

Parsons, S. B. On the Rose 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

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Money in the Garden 12mo Tribune 1 00 

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Seventy-five Popular Flowers. .12mo Bost. 150 

Robinson. Gleanings from Fr. Gardens. 12mo Lond. 3 00 

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White, Gardening for the South 12mo N. Y. 2 00 



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Gas— Gas Works. 

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Hughes. Treatise on Gas Works IGmo Lond. 1 50 

Moore, A. The Gas Consumer's Guide. . .12mo 1 00 

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Beeton. Dictionary of Geography 8vo Lond. 3 50 

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Maunder's Treasury Gazetteer 16mo Lond. 4 00 

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a. Billing. Scienceof Gems, Jewels, etc., 111. 4to Lond. 15 75 
Emanuel, H. Diamonds and Precious 

Stones. . . .16mo Lond. 3 25 

Feucht wanger. Treatise on Gems, 1859 . . 8vo N. Y. 5 00 

Jeffries on Diamonds 8vo Lond. 4 00 

King, C. W. Nat. Hist, of Gems, 1867. . .12mo L. 10s. 6d. 

^- Nat. Hist, of Precious Stones,12mo Lond. 

Hand-B'k of Eng'd Gems,'66.12mo Lond. 

Genealogy. 

New Engl. Hist. — Geneal. Register, 18 v. . Bost. 

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of New England, 4 vols Bost. 12 00 

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*^* Family Genealogies are numerous, but copies for sale arc not 
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Geography. — [See also Atlases, Bible Geography, Gazetteers, 
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World we Live in ; First 

Lessons in Geography. ... N. Y. 75 

Anthon, C. Ancient Geography 8vo N. Y. 3 00 

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Bevan, W. L. Ancient Geog. (by Smith). 12mo Lond. 

Student's Mod. Geography.l2mo Loud. 

Fay, T. S. Great Outline of Geography 

and Atlas, 2 vols.. ... N. Y. 2 50 

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Johnston, A. K. Dictionary of Geography . 8vo Lon. 30s. 
Malte Brun & Balbi. Geography 8vo Lon. 15s. 



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Milner, Rev. T. Gallery of Geography 

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Geographical Studies 12mo Bost. 1 50 

Schmitz. Ancient Geography 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

Student's Manual of Ancient and Modern 

Geography eaA^vao Lond. 3 75 

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Geology and Paleontology. 

Agassiz. Geological Sketches 12mo Bost. 2 25 

Ansted. The Earth's History ; First Les- 
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Great Stone Book. 1863. .* 12mo Phila. 

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plates. 5 00 

Catlin. Subsidized Rocks of America. liOn. 8vo 7s. 6d. 
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a. Dana, J. D. Manual of Geology 8vo Phila. 

Text Book of Geology 8vo Phila. 

On Corals 8vo N. Y. 6 00 

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Geike. Story of a Boulder. 1858 12mo Lond. 5s. 

Gray. Elementary Geology 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

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Nicholson, H. A. Text Book of Geology . 12rao N. Y. 1 50 

Owen, R. Palaeontology Edinb. 8vo 7s. 6d. 

6. Page, D, Geology for General Readers. .12mo N. Y. 3 00 
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Text Book of Geology Edin. 8vo 7s. 6d. 

Past and Present of the Globe. 

Edinburgh. . . .12mo 7s. 6d. 
Smith, Dr. J. Pye. Geology and Scripture. 12mo Bohn. 2 50 
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Thouglits on a Pebble 18mo 

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Carlyle. Hist, of Frederick the Great, 6v.l2mo N. Y. 12 00 

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a. Kolrausch. History of Germany 8vo N. Y. 2 50 

Markliam, Mrs. History of Germany 12mo Lon. 4s. 

6. Menzel. History of Germany, 3 vols 12mo- Bohn. 5 25 

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12mo N. Y. 1 00 

Turner, D. W. Analysis of Hist. Germ. .16mo Lond. 

Germany — Travels in. 

a. Brace, C. L. Home Life in Germany 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

a. Browne, J. R. Amer, Family in Germany 12mo N. Y. 2 00 
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HoAvitt, W. Student Life in Germany. . . 8vo L. 10s. 6d, 

Rural & Domes. Life in Ger, Svo L. 7s. 6d. 

Kohl. Travels in Germany 8vo Lond. 

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German Reader 12nio N. Y. 1 00 

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Ollendorf's Method of Teaching German. 12mo N. Y. 1 25 
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*** And many others. 

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Among the Trees. By Mary liorimer. 111. 4to X. Y. 1 75 
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Aubigne, J. H. Merle d'. History of Refor- 
mation, must 4to N. Y. 10 00 



GIFT BOOKS. 119 



Barbauld. Hymns in Prose. Illust. . : . 4to L. & N. $3 00 
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Book of Rubies ; a Collection of Poems. . . 8vo N. Y. 7 GO 

Browning. Lady Geraldine. Illust 8vo N. Y. 5 00 

Bryant. Song of the Sower. Illust 4to N. Y. 5 00 

Story of the Fountain 4to N. Y. 5 00 

Christmas Poems and Pictures. Illust. . . 4to N. Y. 2 50 

Christian Lyrics, from Mod. Authors. 111. 8vo L. & N. 6 00 

Cooper Vignettes. By Darley,eng. on steel. 4to N. Y. 40 00 

Cotter's Saturday Night. Illustrated 8vo N. Y. 5 00 

Cowper. John Gilpin, Illust 4to L. & N. 2 50 

Dickens. Christmas Carol, Illust 8vo Bost. 5 00 

Dunkin. Midnight Sky, Illust r. 8vo L. & N. 3 75 

Favorite Authors, with Portraits 8vo Bost. 2 50 

Forest Scenes, drawn by Hows 4to N. Y. 7 00 

Folk Songs, edited by Palmer, Illust r. 8vo N. Y. 15 00 

Foster, Birket. Illustrated Poets, for Gifts, 

12 vols ea.. 8vo L. & N. 2 50 

Good Company, with Portraits 8vo Bost. 2 50 

Golden Thoughts from Golden Fountains . ?•. 8vo L. & N. 12 00 

Holland ' Katrina,'— Bitter Sweet, IlL e« . 8vo N. Y. 9 00 

Household Friends, Illustrated 8vo Bost. 2 50 

Home-Book of Pleasure and Instruc, Illust. 8vo L. &N. 3 75 

Irving. Sketch-Book, Artist's ed., Illust. r.8vo N. Y. 10 00 

Rip Van Winkle, Illust r. 8vo N. Y. 1 50 

Sleepy Hollow, Illust. r. 8vo N. Y. 1 25 

Knickerbocker, Illus. by Darley . r. 8vo N. Y. 9 00 

Konewka. Silhouette Ilustrations 

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Shakespeare. Midsum. Nt. Dm. 4to Bost. 5 00 

Legend of St. Gwendoline, Illustrated by 

Ehninger 4to N. Y. 10 00 

Light of the World and other Poems, etc.. 

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Picture Gallerv of all Nations, Illust 4to L. & N. 2 50 

Poet and Painter; English Poets, Illust. .r. 8 vo N. Y. 12 00 

Poet's Gallery ; 36 Ideals f'm Eng. Poetry .r. 8vo L. & N. 7 50 
Queens of England; 29 Portraits; text 

from Strickland r. 8vo L.& N. 15 00 

Republican Court in days of Washington, 

Illustrated r. 8vo N. Y. 15 00 

Songs of Life ; Songs of Home ; Songs of 

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Spirit of Praise ; Hymns Old & New, Illus . 8vo L. & N. 3 75 

Stratford Gall'y; Shakespeare Sisterhood . r. 8vo N. Y. 15 00 
Sunnyside Book, by popular Authors and 

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Swiss Pictures ; Spanish Pictures, ea. Ill . r. 8vo L. & N. 3 75 

Tuckerman. Bookof the Artists, (111. $30). 8vo N. Y. 5 00 



120 THE BEST READING. 

Watts. Divine and Moral Songs, Illust . . 4to L.&N. $3 00 

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Willmott's Poets of 19tli Century, Illust.. 4to N. Y. 3 75 
Winter Poems ; Longfellow, Whittier, etc.. 

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World-Noted Women; steel portraits. . .r. 8vo N. Y. 15 00 

Glaciers. — [See Alps.] 
Olass-fdaking. 

Sauzany. Marvels of Glass-Making 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Gold. — [See Finance, Mineralogy.'] 

Jukes. Lectures on Gold. 1853 12mo Lond. 

Phillips. Mining in Gold and Silver. Lon. 8vo 12s. 6d. 
Scotfern. Chemistry of Gold 16mo Lond. Is. 

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a. Alden, Science of Government 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Citizen's Manual 12mo N. Y. 50 

Bristed, C. A. Interference Theory of Gov't.l2moN. Y. 100 

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Gillett, R. H. Democracy in the U. S 12mo 1 50 

Guizot. Hist, of Constitutional Gov't. . . .12mo Bohn, 1 75 

. Holmes. Parties and their Principles. . .12mo N. Y. 1 50 
Humboldt, Wm. Sphere and Duties of 

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Jennings. Eighty Years of Republican 

Gov't in U. S . 12mo 1 75 
Lewis, Sir G. C. Administration of Eng- 
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Maine, H. S. Village Communities 8vo Lond. 9s. 

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Montesquieu. Spirit of Laws. 2 v., scarce. 8vo Lond. 

6. Mulford, E. The Nation 8vo N. Y. 3 00 

Munroe, Jas. The People the Sover'ns, etc.l2mo Phila. 1 75 

Seaman. Amer. System of Government. .12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Stern. Representative Government 12mo Phila. 1 75 

Tileston. Hand Book of the Administrat.l2mo Bost, 

Wedgewood, W. B. Gov't and Laws of U.S. 8vo N. Y. 5 00 

Yeaman, Geo. Study of Government. . . . 8vo Bost. 5 00 

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Grapes — Wine — [See Agriculture.] 

Grasses. — Flint. Grasses and Forage Plants . . 8vo Bost. 
Great Britain. — [See England, Ireland and Scotland.] 



GBBfiCE— ANCIENT AND MODERN, ETC. 121 



Greece — Ancient. — [See alsoAtJiens; History, Ancti] 

Arnold, Rev. F. History of Greece. lUus.lSmo Lond. 
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Boeck. Public Economy of Athens 8vo Lond. 18s. 

Bonner. Child's History of Greece, 2 vols.lSmo N. Y. 2 50 

BuUver, Sir E. L. Athens, its Rise and 

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Elton. Speci, of Greek Classic Poets, 3 v. 8vo Lond. G 00 
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Finlay. G. History of Greece, 5 vols 8vo Edn. 66s. 

Gladstone, W. E. Ancient Greece in Provi- 
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Muller, C. O. Athens and Attica 8vo Lon. 6s. 

St. John. Manners and Customs of Ancient 

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Schmitz. History of Greece 12mo L. 7s. 6d. 

Smith, W. Smaller History of Greece . . . 12mo N. Y. 
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Thirl wall. Hist, of Greece (8 v. 60s.), 2 v. 8vo N. Y. 4 00 

Thucydides. Hist. Trans, by Smith, 2 v. N. Y. 1 50 

h. Dale 12nio N. Y. 1 50 

Wacksmuth. Polit. Antiq's of Greece, 2v. 8vo Oxfo. 30s. 

Xenophon. WholeWorks. Trans, by Smith. 8vo N. Y. 2 00 

Anabasis, by Smith. . * 12mo Bohn. 2 25 

2 vols 18moN. Y. 150 

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Greece — Mode rx . 

Baird, H. M. Modern Greece 12nio N. Y. 1 50 

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Keightley. Greek War of Independence. Lon. 7s. 

Leake. Topography of Athens, 2 vols 8vo Lon. 30s. 

Travels in Morea, 3 vols 8vo Lond. 

Northern Greece, 4 v. 8v^o L. 60s. 

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a. Rangabe. Greece, Prog, and Pres. Condi. 4to N. Y. 75 

6. Wordsworth, C. Tour in Greece. Rich. ill. n 8vo Lond. 10 50 



Greek Literature. — [See Literature.'] 
Green Houses. — [See Gardening.'] 
Greenland. — [See Arctic Regions.] 
Guatemala. — [See America, Central.'] 



122 THE BEST READING. 



Guide Books.— [/S^ge names of Countries.] 

Gun — Gunnery ; Gunpowder. — [See Ordnance.'] 

Gymnastics and Calisthenics. 

Beeclier, Miss. Physiolo. & Calistlieiiics. . 1 2mo N. Y. $ 75 
a. Dcpping. Wonders of Bodily Strength. .12mo N. Y. 150 
Howard, J. H. Gymnasts and Gymnastics.lGmo L. 7s. 6d. 

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Ravenstein & Hulley, Hand Book of Gym- 
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Trail, R. F. Family Gymnasium 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

"Watson. Hand Book of Calisthenics & G.. 8vo Lon. 8s. 

Wilkinson. Modern Athletes 12mo Lond. 50 

Woods. Manual of Physical Training. . .12mo N. Y. 1 50 
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Lavengro, paper 8vo N. Y. 75 

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Banting. Letter on Corpulence 8vo N. Y. 25 

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Bill, L. Winter in Florida 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

Brown, Jno., M. D. Plain Words about 

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Cliavasse. Advice to a Mother on Health. 12mo Phila. 1 50 

Chambers, T. K. The Indigestions 8vo L. 10s. 6d. 

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Lee, Dr. Influence of Climate on Pulmo- 
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HEAT — HEATHENISM — ^HERALDRY, ETC. 123 

Lev/is, Dio. Our Girls 12nio X. Y. |1 50 

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Macpherson. Baths «fe Wells of Europe. .12mo L. 6s. 6d. 
Mitchell, S. W. Wear and Tear: the 

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Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing.l2nio N. Y, 75 

Ordronaux. The Code of Health of School 

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A. Lee....l2moN. Y. 1 75 

Ray. Mental Hygiene. . . . 12mo Bost. 1 50 

Smith, South. Philosophy of Health. . . . 8vo Lond. 5s. 
Sweetser. Human Life and its Duration. 12mo N. Y. 1 50 
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Heat. 

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Metcalfe. Caloric : its Mechanical, &c.. 

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Aylmer. ... 8vo N. Y. $1 60 
Muhlbach. Mohammed Ali and his House. 8vo N. Y. 1 50 

Myself ; a Romance 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

Prentiss, Mrs. E. Fred, Maria and Me. . .16mo N. Y. 1 20 

Aunt Jane's Hero 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Whitney, Mrs. Real Folks 12mo Bost. 1 50 

Pine Arts — Illustrated Works. 

Art Studies from Nature. Illust 4to Lon. 12s. 

Cabinet Pictures. By Turner, Calcott, etc. 

6 engravings, in folio Lond. 

Chef d'CEuvres of Art; Masterpieces of 

Engraving, reproduced in photog. 4to Lond. 
Crowe & Cavalcasselle. Paint'g in N. Italy : 

1st Series, 2d to 14th Century, 3 vols. . Svo Lon. 63s. 
2d Series, 14th to 16th Century, 2 vols . Svo Lon. 42s. 
Cruikshank. 82 lUustra. from his Works. 4to Lond. 5 00 

2 parts Lond. folio 8s. 6d. ea. 

Dore Gallery — 250 Drawings selected from 

his Works. . . .folio L. & N. 60 00 

Atala. Illustrated folio L. & N. 18 00 

• Wandering Jew folio L. & N. 6 50 

Durer,- Albert. Life and Works. By Mrs. 

Heaton. Illust r. 8vo Lond. 10 00 

Passio Christi, reproduced in fac- 
simile, ed. by W. C. Prime. 4to N. Y. 15 GO 
English School of Painting in Water 

Colors folio Lond. 40 00 

Etchings and Engrs. from Old Masters, 20 

plates .... folio Lon. 70?. 
Finden's Gallery of Mod. Art., 31 engrs. .folio Lon. 2l8. 
Hoppin, Augustus. Ups and Downs, by 

Land and Water. '.folio Bost. 10 00 
Landseer, T. Life and Letters of Wm. 

Bewick, Artist, 2 vols 8vo Lon. 24s. 

Maclise. Pict. from his Works, on steel. 4to Lon. los. 
Nash. Mansions of England in Olden Time 

tinted plates, new ed., 3 v. Loud . folio ea. 31s. 6d. 
New Test. Illust. with engrs. on wood, 

from old Masters 4to Lond. 50 00 

New Test. Edited bv Churton, etc., 115 

Illust., 2 vols 8vo Lond. 12 00 

Scott. W. B. British School of Sculpture, 

steel plates. . . , 4to Lon. 25s. 
Turner. His Celebrated Landscapes, 16 

Autotypes. . . . 4to Lon. 42s. 
Woltman. Holbein and his Times, 60 111. 4to Lond. 
World's Pictures (The), 15 photographs. . 4to Lon. 2l3. 



5203 THE BEST READING: Addenda. 

Fish Culture. 

Francis. Fish Culture 12mo Lond. $2 00 

France — Revolution ; and War op 1870. 

Abbott. Hist, of French Revol. of 1789. . 8vo N. Y. 
Loudon, M. D. Franco-Prussian War . . .13mo N. Y. 2 00 

France — The Commune. 

Vesinier. History of the Commune 8vo L. 7s. 6d. 

Geography. 

Encyclopedia of Geography, by Murray 

and others. 3 vols. . . r. 8vo Phila. 5 00 

Gift Books. 

Andersen. Fairy Tales, 12 designs in color.folio Lond. 10 00 

Bailey. Festus. Illust. by Billings 8vo N. Y. 5 00 

Beauties of Waverley , 45 steel plates 8vo Phila. 5 00 

Bickersteth. Yesterday, To-day, etc., large 

paper 8vo N. Y. 4 00 

Bryant. Forest Hymn. Hlust. by Hows. 4to N. Y. 4 00 
Century of Queens. Litera. and Art. Illus. 4to N. Y. 6 00 

Christian Lyrics. Illust., new edition 12mo L. 7s. 6d. 

Coles. Dies Irae ; 13 versions, with plates. 8vo N. Y. 6 00 
Festival of Song. Hlust. Ed. by Saunders.r 8vo N. Y. 
Gallery of Fine and Useful Arts. By 

Knight, 2 vols folio Lon. 35s. 

Gallery of English and American Famous 
Poets. Illus. with Vignettes on steel. 

Edit, by Prof. Coppee r. 8vo Phila. 15 00 

Goethe Gallery, 50 plates on steel 4to li. & N. 20 00 

Harte, Bret. Sketches. Illust. by Eytinge. 4to Bost. 10 00 

Herbert, Geo. Poems. Illust 4to L. & N. 6 00 

Ho wells. Their Wedding Journey 12mo Bost. 2 00 

In the Woods, with Bryant, &c. Illustrated 

by Hows 8vo N. Y. 4 00 

Kneeland. Wonders of Yosemite Valley. 4to Bost. 4 00 
Macaulay. Lays of Anc't Rome, red line 

edition. Illust 18mo N. Y. 3 50 

Michelet. The Mountain ; Nature, its 

Poetry, etc., each illust 8vo L. & N. 6 00 

Mighty Works of Jesus Christ. Illustra. 

with Photo's from Great Artists 8vo L. «& N. 6 00 

Ministering Children and Sequel. Illust. 8vo N. Y. 4 00 

Parables of our Lord. Illust. on Steel folio L. & P. 10 00 

Pictorial Sunday Book (Knight's). Illust. folio Lon. 2os. 
Pictures from English Literature. Illust. 4to L. &N. 10 00 
Proverbs of Solomon. Illustrated ...... 8vo Lond. 

Retzsch. Outlines to Shakespeare folio Bost. 9 00 

Saunders. Salad for the Social & Solitary. 13mo N. Y. 4 00 
Schiller Gallery. 50 Illustrations. ....'.. L. & N. 20 00 

Sermon on the Mount. Illustrated folio L.«&B. 12 00 

Warner. Summer in a Garden, Illust. .16mo Bost. 8 00 
Wood, L.V. West Point Scrap-Book. Illus. 8vo N. Y. o 00 



GOLD— GOVERNMENT — GREECE— HOLY LAND, ETC. 20j 

Gold. 

Chevalier. On Prob. fall in val. of Gold. .12mo N, Y, $ 50 

Government. 

Helps, Arthur, Thoughts on Government. 8vo Lond. 

Greece. 

Arnold, Rev, F, History of Greece, with 

Maps. . . .12mo Lon. 6s. 

Health. 

Gardner, A. R. Our Children : their Physi- 
cal and Mental Development 12mo Hartf. 

Howe, J. W., M. D. Emergencies, and 

How to Treat Them 8vo N. Y. 3 00 

Maudsley. Body and Mind ; Mutual In- 
fluence, etc 16mo N. Y. 1 00 

History— Ancient. 

Niebuhr. Lectures on Roman Hist. 3 v. 8vo Phila. 5 00 

Holy Land. 

Besant & Palmer. Jerusalem ; the city of 

Herod and Saladin Svo L. Ts. 6d. 

Hughes. Outline of Scripture Geography 

and History ISmo Phila. 1 00 

Palmer. The Desert of the Exodus, 2 v. Svo Lon. 28a. 
Ritter. Comparative Geog. of Palestine 

(by Gage), 4 vols 8vo L. & N. 14 00 

Huguenots. 

Marsh, Mrs. Hist, of the Huguenots, 2 v.l2mo Phila. 2 00 

Humorous Works. 

Cruikshank. Comic Almanac. 1835-43, 2v.l2mo Lond. 7 00 

Halliburton's Sam Slick 12mo N. Y. 1 25 

Maginn. Reliques of Father Prout. Ill . 12mo Lond. 2 50 
Munchausen's Travels, Illustrated by 

Cruikshank 12mo L. & N. 1 75 

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote 

India, 

Butler, Rev. W. Land of the Veda 8vo N. Y. 4 00 

Infidelity. 

Modern Scepticism. Lectures. By English 

Clergymen Svo L. 7s. 6d. 

Iron. 

Lesley, J. P. The Iron Manufacturer's 

Guide Svo N. Y. 



204 THE BEST READING: Addenda. 

Italy. 

Elliott, Mrs. Diary of Idle Woman in Italy.l2mo Lond. 
Gruner. Terra Cotta Architecture of 

North Italy folio L. lOos. 

Hawthorne. Passages from Italian and 

French Note Books, 2 vols. 12mo Bost. $4 00 
Jews. 

Rothschild, C. & A. de. History and Litera- 
ture of the Israelites 12mo L. 3s. 6d. 

Wilberforce, Sam'l. Heroes of Hebrew 

History. ... 8vo L. & N. 2 50 

Landscape Gardening. 

Scott, F. J. Suburban Home and Grounds.r. 8vo N. Y. 8 00 
Ijaw. 

Bryant & Stratton. Commer. Law for Busi- 
ness Men 8vo N. Y. 4 00 

Handy Book of Property Law, by Lord & 

Leonards 12mo N. Y. 1 00 

Smith. Compend, of Mercantile Law. . . . 8vo N. Y. 6 00 
Tracy, W. Hand-Book of Law . . . 8vo N. Y. 5 50 

Legends. 

Baring-Gould, S. Legends of Old Test. 

Characters, from the Talmud, &c., 2 v.l2mo Lon. 16s. 

Mechanics. 

Brown, H. T. 507 Mechan'l Movements. .18mo N. Y. 1 00 
Ny Strom. Pocket-Book of Mechanics and 

Engineering 12mo Phila. 2 50 

Metaphysics. 

Mansell, Dean. Metaphysics 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

Munsell, Rev. O. S. Psychology, 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

Payne, Martin. Physiology of the Soui 

and Instinct 8vo N. Y. 5 00 

Potter, Alonzo. Religious Philosophy. . . 8vo Phila. 3 00 

Ueberweg. History of Philosophy, 2 v. . 8vo N. Y. 7 00 

Metallurgy. 

Kustell, E. Metallurgy of Silver Ores . . . Svo San Fr. 

Concentration of Ores Svo San Fr. 7 50 

Overman, F. Treatise on Metallurgy. . . . Svo N. Y. 

Lieber, O. M. Assayer's Guide 12mo Phila. 1 25 

Pigott, A. S. Chemistry and Metallurgy 

of Copper 12mo Phila. 1 50 

Money. 

Moran,C. Money ..12moN.Y. 125 

Music. 

Warner. Rudimental Lessons in Music. .12mo N. Y. 1 00 



NATURAL HISTORY — NATURAL SCIENCES, ETC. 205 

Natural History. 

Cassell. Book of Birds. By T. R. Jones. 

Illustrated, 2 vols folio L. & N. 

Chadbourne, P. A. Lect's on Instinct. '71.12mo N. Y. $150 

Dana, J. D. On Zoophytes 8vo Phila. 4 00 

Darwin. Origin of Species cloth. 12mo N. Y. 2 00 

Descent of Man, 2 vols 12mo N. Y. 4 00 

Huxley. Manual of Anatomy of Verte- 

brated Animals. 8vo N. Y. 
Jardine. Naturalist's Library. Illustrated 

with col'd plates, 40 vols . . 12mo Lond. £9 
Kirby & Spence. Introd. to Entomology, 

7th edition 8vo Lond. 5s 

Mivart. Genesis of Species 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

Morris. Brit. Moths, 4,000 col'd plates, 4 v. Svo Lond. 
Museum of Natural History, with Illus. 

on wood, 2 vols folio Lon. 34s. 

Nicholson, H. A. Text-Book of Zoology, 

for Colleges, etc 12mo N. Y. 1 75 

Natural Sciences. 

Arnott. Elements of Physics Svo Phila. 2 25 

Clark. Mind in Nature ; Origin of Life, etc. Svo N. Y. 3 50 
Deschanel. Natural Philosophy, Trans. 

4 vols Svo N. Y. 8 00 

Ganot. Elementary Treatise on Physics. 8vo Lon. 15s. 

Maxwell, J. C. Theory of Heat 12mo L. 3s. 6d. 

Muller. Physics and Meteorology 8vo Phila. 4 50 

Schoedler & Medlock. Wonders of Nature. 8vo Phila, 3 00 
Small Books on Great Subjects, 3 vols. . .18mo Phila. 1 50 
Wonders of Water. Wonder Library. . .18mo N. Y. 1 50 
Wonders of Vegetation. Wonder Lib'y.l8mo N. Y. 1 50 
Wonders of Electricity. Wonder Lib'y.lSmo N, Y. 1 50 

New England. 

Elliott, C.-W. Hist, of New England, 2 v. 8vo N. Y. 5 00 
Notabilia. 

Milledulcia ; 1000 Pleasant Things 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Ten Thousand Wonderful Things 12mo N. Y. 1 50 

Wells. Things Not Generally Known. . .12mo N. Y. 1 75 

Painting. 

Kauffman, T. Amer. Painting Book 4to Bost. 5 OJ 

Patagonians. 

Musters. At Home with the Patagonians. Svo Lou. 1 6s 
Physiognomy. 

Lavater. Physiognomy. Condensed ed.l2mo N. Y. 1 25 
Physiology. 

Brillat-Savarin . Hand-Book of Dining, 

Corpulence, etc 12mo N. Y. 1 00 



306 THE BEST READING: Addenda. 

Poetry — Collections. 

Poets of the 19tli Century; edited by 

Willmott and Duyckinck. Illust 4to N. Y. $5 00 

[*** This is erroneously called " Sacred Poets," on page 161.] 
Poetry. 

Randolpli, A. D. F. Hopefully Waiting, etc.lSmo N. Y. 1 50 
Poetry — Humorous, etc. 

Combe. Dr. Syntax's Three Tours 12mo L. & N. 2 00 

Reformation. 

Ranke. History of the Reformation .... 8vo Phila. 2 00 
Rome — The Modern City. 

Burn. Rome and the Campagna ; History 

and Topography. . . . 4to Lon. 63s. 
Spain. 

Street, G. R. Gothic Architecture in Spain, 8vo Lon. 30s. 
Supernaturalism — Demonology. 

Burton. R. T. Vikram, and the Vampire : 

Hindoo Deviltry 8vo Lond. 2 50 

Credo; a Supernatural Book 12mo Lon. 5s. 

McRae, Rev. Th. Lectures on Satan 12mo N. Y, 

Theology. 

Hodge, Chas. Systematic Theology, 2 v. 8vo N. Y. 10 00 
Turkey. 

Harney, Mrs. Turkish Harems and Cir- 
cassian Homes 8vo Lon. 15s. 

United States — Travels in. 

Todd, John. The Sunset Land ; the Pacific 

Slope.... 12mo.N.Y. 1 50 



COLLECTED WORKS (MISCELLANEOUS) 

or 

STANDARD AUTHORS. 

(Embracing only uniform editions of works of leading Authors who have 
written in more than one department.) 

Adams. John. Collected Works, 10 vols. 8vo Bost. $30 00 
Addison. Works. Ed. by Greene, 6 vols.l2mo Phila. 9 00 

Works, 6 vols 12mo Bohn. 8 40 

Bacon, Lord. Complete Works, 15 vols. .12mo N. Y. 33 75 

Bentham, Jer. Works, 11 vols Svo I.ond. 

Brougham, Lord. Works, 11 vols 13mo Glas. 55s. 

British Essayists, 38 vols 18mo Bost. 47 50 

Modern, 6 vols 8vo N. Y. 12 00 

Burke, Edmund. Works, 12 vols Svo Bost. 30 00 

Burns — Byron. [See Poetry.'] 

Calhoun, J. C. Works, 6 vols Svo N. Y. 15 00 

Channing, W\ E. Works, 3 vols 12mo Bost. 3 00 

Chesterfield, Lord. Works 12mo N. Y. 2 50 

Coleridge, S. T. Works, 7 vols 12mo N. Y. 10 50 

Cowper. Works. (Poems and Corresp.) 

By Southey, 15 vols.l2mo Lon. 75s. 

ByGrimshaw, 8vols.l2mo Lond. 11 20 

De Foe. Works, 7 vols 12mo Bohn. 9 80 

De Quincey. Works, 22 vols 12mo Bost. 33 00 

16 vols 12mo Lon. 72s. 

Dickens. Works. Household edit., 56 v. 12mo N. Y, 56 00 

Riverside edit., 111., 28 v.l2mo N. Y. 56 00 

Globeedit., Illust., 15 v.l2moN. Y. 22 00 

Illust. Library ed., 29 v.l2mo Bost. 58 00 

Household ed., 15 vols. .12mo Bost. 22 50 

Chas. Dickens' ed., 15 v.l2mo Bost. 22 50 

The same, bound in 8 v.l2mo Bost. 14 00 

Diamond edit., 14 vols.. 18mo Bost. 2100 

Plum Pudding edit., 6 v.l2mo N. Y. 10 50 

Handy vol. edit., 14 vols.l2mo N. Y. 10 50 

Dryden. Complete Works, 2 vols Svo N. Y. 4 00 

Edgeworth, Miss. Complete Works, 10 v.l2mo N. Y. 15 00 

10 v.l2mo L. & B. 15 00 

Fielding. Complete Works, fine ed., 10 v. Svo L. & B. 30 00 

cheap ed., 1 V.?*. Svo Lon. 18s. 

Franklin, Benj. Writings, 10 vols Svo Phila. 25 00 

Goethe. Poetical and Prose Works, 5 v. .12mo Bohn. 7 00 
Goldsmith. Poetical and Prose Works. 

By Prior, 4 vols 12mo Phila. 6 00 

The same, 4 vols Svo Lon. 30s. 

Hamilton, Alex. Political Works, 7 vols. Svo Phila. 22 50 
Hazlitt, W. Writings, 5 vols 12mo Phila. 7 50 



208 THE BEST READING: Collccted Works. 



Hood, Thos. Prose and Poet'l Works, 6 v. 12mo N. Y. $15 00 
Irving. Works. Knickerbocker ed., 27 v.l2mo N. & P. 67 50 

Sunnysideed., 28 vols.l2mo N.&P. 63 00 

Riverside edit., 26 vols. 18mo N. Y. 45 50 

People's edit., 26 vols.. 18moN. Y. 32 50 

Jefferson. Works. Edit, by H. A. Wash- 
ington, 9 vols 8vo Phila. 27 00 

Jerrold, Douglas. Works and Life. 5 v. . 8vo L. &P. 12 50 

Jolmson, Dr. Sam. Works 

Lamb, Chas. Works. Best Edition, 5 v. 8vo N. Y. 9 00 

Landor, W. S. Whole Works, 2 v r. 8vo Lond. 10 00 

Locke, Jno. Philosophical Works, 2 v. . Bohn 2 80 

Longfellow. Prose & Poetical Works, 7 v.l2mo Bost. 17 50 

Macaulay. Complete Works, 16 vols 12mo N. Y. 36 00 

Milman, Dean. Prose Works, 14 vols. .12mo N. Y. 24 50 
Milton. Prose and Poetical Works, 7 v. .12mo Bohn. 9 80 
Montaigne. Works. Edited by Wright, 4v. 8vo N. Y. 9 00 

More, Hannah. Works, 7 vols 12mo N. Y. 8 75 

Poe, Edgar A. Prose and Poet'l Works, 4 v.l2mo N. Y. 9 00 
Pope. Prose and Poetical Works. By 

Elwin, 6 vols. . .*. 8vo Lon. 63s. 

Rabelais. Works, 2 vols 12mo Bohn. 2 80 

Schiller. Prose and Poetical Works, 4 v. 12mo Bohn. 5 60 

2 V. r. 8vo N. Y. 6 00 

Schlegel. Works, 6 vols 12mo Bohn. 8 40 

Scott, Sir W. Whole Works, 100 vols . . . 12mo Edn. £20 

*** See also Fiction. 

Seward, W.H. Works (chiefly Polit'l) 4 v. 8vo N. Y. 16 00 
Smith, Sydney. Works and Life. New ed. 

2 vols 12mo Lon. 12s. 

1 vol. . . . 8vo N. Y. 2 00 

Smollett. Works, 1 vol r. 8vo Lon. 18s. 

Sterne. Works (2 vols., Phila., |3), 1 vol. 8vo Lond. 175 

Swift. Works, 2 vols r. 8vo Lond. 24s. 

19 vols, (scarce) 8vo Lond. 

Thackeray. Works. Illust., 22 vols 8vo L.&P. 66 00 

New ed.. 11 vols.. 8vo L.&P. 33 00 

— 1 1 vols 12mo Bost. 13 75 

Washington. Writings, 12 vols 8vo Bost. 24 00 

Webster, Dan'l. Works (Speeches) 6 v. . 8vo Bost. 18 00 
Whittier. Prose and Poetical, 4 vols . . .18mo Bost. 10 00 
Wilson, John. Works (Essays) 8vo, N. Y. 2 00 



APPENDIX. 
Yo-ang Feople's Books, 



(See also Fairy Tales, Gaines, etc.) 



(More than 1,000 different volumes of Juvenile and Sunday-School books may 
be selected from the Catalogues of the American S. S. Union, Tract Society, 
Methodist Book Concern, and numerous other " Publication Societies ;" and 
from those of H. Hoyt, Lee & Shepard, Lothrop & Co., Boston ; Randolph, 
Pott, Young & Co , Dutton, Sheldon, Dodd & Mead, Nelson, Leavitt «fc Allen, 
Hurd & Houghton, and others, New York, and many other publishers— we 
mention a few only.) 



a. A. L. O. E. (Miss Charlotte 
Tucker) Juvenile Library 

in a wood case $28 00 

6. Abbott, J. 

The RoUo Books, 14 vols., 

16mo 12 60 

The Rollo Story Books, 12 

vol?., IGrno 

Rollo's Tour in Europe, 10 

vols., 16mo 

Franconia Stories, 10 vols., 

16mo, each 

Little Learner Series, 10 

_vols, 16mo, each 

Marco Polo Series, 10 v., 

16mo, each 

Rainbow & Lncky Series, 

10 vols.. 16mo, each 

Story Books, 12mo, each. . 
August Stories, 18mo, N. 

Y., each 

Florence StorieSj 6 vols.. 
Science for the Young, ea. 
American Hist., 8 vols. . . 
6. Adams, W. T. (Oliver Optic.) 
Young America Stries; 

No. 1 and No. 2, 12 vols., 

16mo, each 

Soldier Boy Series, 3 v., ea. 
Sailor Boy Series, 3 v., ea. 
Woodville Stories. 6 v., ea. 
Boat Club Series, 6 v., ea. 
Riverdale Stories, 12 v., ea. 
Starry Flag Series, fi vols., 

each 

a. Aikin, Dr. J. & Mrs. Barbauld 
Evenings at Home, 12mo, 

N. Y 

a. Alcotr, Miss L. M. 

Little Women, 2 vols 3 00 

Little Men, 1 vol 1 50 

Old Fashioned Girl 1 50 



3 75 
9 00 



90 

90 

90 
1 75 

1 50 
6 00 
1 50 
10 00 



1 50 
1 50 
1 50 
1 25 
1 25 
45 

1 25 



1 50 



a. Alcott, Miss L. M. 

Aunt Jo.'s Scrap Book, 

Bost 

Moraine Glories, N. Y 

a. Aldrich, T. B. 

Story of a Bad Boy, 16mo, 

b. Alger, H., Jr. 

Juveniles, 13 vols., per vol. 
Strong and Steady, 16mo. . 
a. Andersen, Hans C. 

Fairy Tales, 5 v., 16mo, ea. 

Wonder Stories, 12mo 

Stories and Tales, lUust'd. 
12mo 

a. Arabian Nights (and various 

other editions) 12mo 

Aunt Fanny. 

[See Mrs. Barrow.] 
Aunt Louisa. 
Nursery Books, with large 

colored plates, each 

Aunt Mattie's Library, 4 v. 

18mo 

b. Baker, S. W. 

Cast up by the Sea, 12mo. . 
b. Ballantyne, R. M. 

Away in the Wilderness, 

12mo 

Chasing the Sun, 12mo. . . 

Coral Islands, 12mo 

Dog Crusoe, 12mo 

Floating Light, 16mo 

Gascoygne, 12mo 

Gorilla Hunters, 12mo 

Fast in the Ice, 12mo 

Fighting the Whales, ]2mo. 
Freaks on the Fells, 12mo. 

Martin Rattler, 12mo 

Red Eric, 12ino 

Shifting Winds, 12mo 

Ungava, l'2mo 

Wild Man of the Weflt,12mo 



$1 00 


1 50 


1 50 


1 25 


1 50 


1 25 


2 25 


2 25 


1 75 


2 50 


3 60 


1 50 


75 


75 


1 25 


1 25 


1 .50 


1 25 


1 25 


1 25 


1 25 


1 25 


1 25 


1 2.5 


1 25 


1 25 


1 25 



sn 



THE BEST READING. 



a. Alcott, iVTiss L. M, 




a. Dana. R. H. 




World of Ice (The) 12mo. . 


$1 25 


Two Years before the Mast, 




Youn^ Fur Traders, 12mo. 


1 25 


16mo 


$1 50 


BarbauTd, Mrs. 




a. Day, Thos. 




Things by their Right 




Sandford & Merton, lOmo. 


1 25 


Names, 18mo 


75 


a. De Foe. 




a. Barrows, Mrs. F. 




Robinson Crasoe, 18mo... 


1 50 


Aunt Fanny's Stories, 6 v. 


500 


(And various other edit.) 




Night Cap Stories, 6 vols. . 


500 


De Mille, J. 




Barrows, Rev. W. 




B. 0. W. C, l«mo, Bost... 


1 50 


Twelve Nights in the Hunt- 




Boys of the Grand Pr<S 




ers' Camp, 12mo 


1 25 


School, 16moBost 


1 50 


b. Beckoning Series, 3 vols — 


3 75 


Lost in the Fog, 16mo Bost. 
a. Diaz, Mrs. A. M. 


1 50 


Belmont Series, 5 v., Bost. . 


6 25 




a. Biart, L. 




William Henry Letters, 




Young Naturalist, 12mo.. 


1 75 


16mo Bost 


1 50 


Boy's Globe Library, 3 series. 




King's Lily and Rosebud. . 


1 50 


each 4 vol., Phdla., per vol. 


1 50 


a. Dickens. Child Pictures 




b. Brehart, A de. 




from 


1 5!) 


Adventures of a Little 




Child's Hist, of Eng., 2v... 


1 50 


French Boy 




Same in 1 vol 


1 00 


Busch, W. 




a. Dodge, M. E. 




Max and Maurice, 12mo.. 


1 50 


Hans Brinker's Skates, 




a. Carroll, Louis. 




12moN. Y 


2 00 


Alice's Adventures 


1 50 


Irvington Stories, 12mo 




Behind Looking-Glass . . . . 


1 50 


N.Y 


1 50 


Castlemon, H. 




b. Dn Chaillu, P. 




Frank on a Gunboat 


1 25 


Travels and Adventures, 4 




" on the Lower Missis. 


1 25 


vols., each 


1 75 


" on the Prairies 


1 25 


Country of Dwarfs, 12rao. . 


1 75 


" in the Woods 


1 25 


a.Edgeworth, Miss M. 

Frank, 2 vols., 18mo 




" the Young Natur'list 
" before Vicksburg... 


1 25 


1 50 


1 25 


Harry & Lucy, 2 v., 12mo. 


3 00 


Go Ahead; No Moss, each. 


1 25 


Moral Tales, 2 vols., 18mo. 


1 .^0 


Tom Newcombe 


1 25 


Parents' Assistant, 12mo.. 


1 .50 


Cecil and His Dog, 16mo... 


1 25 


Popular Tales, 2 v., 18mo. 


1 50 


Chambers' Libr'y for Young 




Rosamond, 12mo 


1 50 


People, 20 vols. ; 2d series, 




Works complete, 10 vols. . 


15 00 


7 vols., each 


75 


Edgar. 




a. Chavlesworth, Miss. 




Books for Bovs, 5 v., each. 


1 20 


Minister'g Children, 12mo. 


1 75 


Everett, Wm. ' 




Sequel to Ministering Chil- 




Changing Base, 16mo 

Double Plav. 16mo. ....... 


1 25 


dren. 12mo 


1 75 


1 25 


Both vols, in 1, red line ed. 


4 00 


Fairy Book. Illnst., 12mo. . 


1 50 


England's Yeoman, 12mo. 
Charlotte Elizabeth. 


1 75 


Froiich. Picture Book, 4to . 


2 00 




Farming for Boys, IGmo, 




[See Tonna, Mrs.] 




Bost 


1 50 


Child, Lydia Maria. 




Frontier Series. 




Rainbows for Children. . . . 


1 50 


Hunter's Camp, etc., 5 v.. 




Children's Album, etc 




each 


1 25 


Child's Book of Song and 




Gatty, Mrs. 




Praise, with Music 


3 50 


Alice and Adolphus, 16mo. 


90 


a. Clarke, R. S. (Sophie May). 




Aunt Judy's Tale^, 1-Kmo. . 


90 


Dotty Dimple Books, 7 v., 




Parable from Nature, Kinio 


90 


each 


75 


Girl's Own Treasury, Illust, 




Prudy Books, 7 vols., each. 


75 


4to 


2 50 


b. Conant, Mrs. 




Girl s Own Book, 16mo.... 


1 00 


Butterfly Hunters, 16mo.. 


1 50 


a. Golden Treasury Series. 




Crossland, Mrs. 




Book of Golden Deeds 


1 •>5 


Memorable Women, lUus. 


1 50 


Fairy Book 


1 2.> 


Call, Mrs. C. H. 




Robinson Crusoe 


1 25 


Patty Gray's Journey to the 




Goulding, F. R. 




Cotton Islands, 3 v., each 


1 25 


Marooner's Island ' 




Daltou, W. 




Nacoochee 




Lost among the Wild Men, 
8vo 3s. ed. 




Sal-0-Quat 






Sapelo ■ 


3 50 


Tiger Prince, 16mo 


1 50 


Young Marooncrs 




Wolf Boy of China, 12mo. 


1 25 


In set, 3 vols ^ 





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211 



Goodwin, Mrs. 
Bri'jrht Side Series, 6 vols. $3 00 
a. Grace Greenwood. 

History of My Pets.. . . 100 
Recollections of Childh'd. 100 
Stories from Ballads 1 00 

Grimm's Goblins 1 50 

Greenwood, Jas. 
Little Ragamuffin, 8vo pa. 50 
Reuben Davidger, Svo 1 75 

Gray, G. Z. 
The Children's Crusade in 
13th Century 100 

Hale, Rev. E. E. 
John Whopper's Adven- 
tures, 16mo 75 

How to Do It, 12mo 125 

a. Hawthorne, N. 

Tanglewood Tales, 16mo.. 1 50 

True Stories, Kirao 1 50 

Wonder Book, l«)mo 1 50 

Hai-per's Story Books. By 
Abbott, lllust., 12yo1s., 

each 90c. and 1 75 

Haven, Alice B. 
Juveniles, 8 vols., 12mo. . . 8 00 

b. Hayes, I. I. 

Cast away in the Cold,16mo 1 50 

Heroes of Europe, lllust 1 50 

Hofland, Mrs. 
Affectionate Bros., 18mo.. 75 

The Young Crusoe, 18mo. 75 
b. Hooker. 

Child's Book of Nature, 1 v. 2 00 

Natural History 1 50 

Science for Family, 3 v., ea. 150 

Hope, A. R. 
A Book about Boys, IGmo, 1 25 

Howitt, Mary. 
Birds and their Nests, 111., 2 00 
Juveniles, 14 vols. (App.).. 7 00 

Howitt, Wni. 
Boy's Advent, in Australia, 1 50 

a. Ingeiow, Jean. 

Mopsa the Fairy, 16mo, 
Bost 125 

Poor Matt, or the Clouded 
Intellect 60 

Sister's Bve Hours, 16mo.. 1 25 

Stories told to a Child, 

16mo , 1 25 

Jack the Conqueror, 4to 2 00 

b. Kellogg, E. 

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Arthur Brown, 16mo 1 25 

Boy Fanners, 16mo ] 25 

Chariie Bell, 16mo 1 25 

Hard Scrabble, l«mo 1 25 

Lion Ben, Himo 1 25 

Young Deliverers, 16mo... 1 25 
Young Shipbuilders, 16rao. 125 
Kingsley, H. 

The Lost Child 1 50 

b. Kingston, W. H. G. 

Adrift in a Boat, 16mo ... 1 25 
Advent, of Dick Onslow.. 
Among the Islands of the 
Pacific, 12mo 2.50 



b. Kingston, W. H. Q. 

Anthony Waymouth 

At the South Pole, Svo, 58 
Cruise of the Frolic, Svo, 4s. 

Dick Onslow 

Fred. Markham in Russia, 

small 4to $ 75 

Foxholmet Hall, 12mo, Ss. 6d. 
Harry Shipwith, 12mo, Ss. 6d. 
In the Eastern Seas, 12mo. 2 50 
In the. Wilds of Africa, 

12mo 2 50 

My First Voyage, Svo 2 00 

OfftoSea,4to 1 50 

Old Jack, Svo 2 00 

On the Banks of the Ama- 
zon, 12mo 2 50 

Peter the Whaler, 12mo, 28. 
Pirate's Treas., 12mo, 38. 6d. 
Round the World, 12mo. . . 2 50 
Schoolboy Days, Svo, 5s. 
Washed Ashore, 16mo, 28. 6d. 
Kirby, M. «fc E. 
Sea and itsWonders. lllust. 3 00 
The Worid at Home. do. 3 00 
a. KnatchbuU— Hugessen . 
Crackers lor Christmas, 

12mo 1 25 

Puss Cat Mew, I2mo 1 26 

Moonshine (Fairy Stories). 1 50 
Kuntze, E. J. 

Mystic Bell, 16mo . 100 

Lander, Miss S. W. 
Spectacle Series for Young 

Eyes, 8 vols., 16mo 8 00 

Ledgeside Series, 6 volumes, 

16mo 7 50 

Library of Adventure. 

Holiday Adventures 1 75 

Adventures on Ice 1 50 

Pioneers of Civilization... 1 50 
Library of Wonders (Scribner) 
[See Natural Science.] 

Lilliput Levee 50 

Lectures 

Little Lucy 'sWond'ful Globe. 2 00 
Little Rosy's Travels, sm. 4to 2 50 
Little Rosy's Voyage of Dis- 
covery, sm. 4to 2 50 

Luyster, Miss. 
Miss Lily's Voyage round 

the World 3 50 

The Little Gipsey 1 50 

a. Macdonald, Geo. 

Ranald Bannerman's Boy- 
hood : 175 

At the Back of the North 

Wind 2 00 

Princess and Goblin 2 00 

Dealings with the Fairies.. 1 25 
ft. Mace. 

Home Fairy Tales 175 

Mouthful of Bread 1 75 

Servants of the Stomach. . 1 75 



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Cloud with Silver Lining" 




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Library, each 


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OldJolliffe 




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Small Beginnings 

Steady Aim 




Sequel to Old Jolliffe. . . . 
Only a Shilling 








London Merchants 




Star in the Desert 




"Ministering Children" 




Above in set, 4 vols. , 16m 


$4 25 


Series, 4 vols . . 


5 00 


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Miller, Thos. 




Sunbeam Stories 




Boys' Book of the Seasons. 


2 00 


McKeever, Harriet B. 




Morris. 




Breakers Ahead 




Dogs and their Doings .... 


2 00 


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75 


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1 25 


Eleanor's Three Birthdays, 


Mupset, Paul de. 




16mo 


. 1 00 


Mr. Wind and Madame 




Flounced Robe 




Rain, square 4to 


75 


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, 


Oliver Optic's Books. 




Kimo 


. 1 00 


[See Adams.] 




Mary Leslie's Trials, 16mc 


. 1 00 


Opie, Mrs., Works. 




Silver Threads, 12rao. . . . 


. 1 50 


a. Our Young Folks (monthly) 




Westnook Parsonage 


. 


per vol 

Paul Preston's Voyages, etc., 


3 00 


Woodcliff Children 






Mackintosh, Miss M. J. 




Kimo 


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Conquest and Self -Con 




Pepper. Boy's Play Book of 




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75 


Science 


2 00 


b. Magnet Stories, 4 v., 16mo. 


5 00 


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2 25 


Mann, Mrs. 




Popular Fairy Tales, Kimo. 
Peiiniman, Maj. The Tan- 


1 25 


The Flower People 


1 00 




b. Maunering, May. 




ner Boy, Life of Grant, 




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" 


Kimo 


1 50 


16mo 


1 00 


Pictures of Eng. Hist., 4to. . 


2 50 


Climbing the Rope, 16mo 


. 1 00 


Pleasure Book of the Year, 




Cruise of the Dashaway, 


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2 50 


16mo 


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Gypsey Breynton Series, 4 




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. 1 00 


vols., 16mo 


5 00 


Salt Water Dick, 16mo. . . 


. 1 00 


Trotty Book, 4to 


1 50 


Martineau, Harriet. 




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Crofton Boys, etc., 4 vols 


, 


a. Picture Gallery of all Na- 




16mo 




tions, Illustrated, 4to 


2 50 


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Children of the New Foi 




a. Prentiss, E. 




- 


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1 25 


est, 12mo 


. 1 25 


Tiie Little Susy Library, 3 




Masterman Ready. Scenes ) 


vols., 16mo 


2 60 


in Africa. Settlers in >- 2 25 


The Percys, 16mo 


1 25 


Canada, 3 vols., 16mo. . 


. ) 


Nidworth & Magic Wands, 




Mateaux. 




16mo 


1 25 


Home Chat with our Young 


b. Reid, Mayne. 




Folks 


. 2 50 


Tales for Boys...., 




Max and Maurice. Trans 


_ 


First Series, U\ols, each 


1 50 


by Brooks 


.' 1 50 


Second Series, 4 v. each. 


1 75 


May, Sophie. 

[See Clarke, R. S.] 




Riverside Magazine, Illustra- 






ted, 4 vols., each 


300 


Mayhew Bros. 




Rosetti. Sing Song (for 




Good Genius that Turned 


Nursery) 


2 00 


Everything to Gold 


75 


Samuels, Mrs. P. C. 




Magic of Kindness 


75 


Eric; or, Little by Little, 




a. Mayhew, Hy. 




12mo 


1 25 


Boyhood of Martin Luther, 


St. Winifreds, 12mo 


1 2.5 


Kimo 


1 25 


Springdale Stories, tivols. 
Saxe, J. G. 


4 50 


Peasant Boy Pliilosopher 






16mo 


.' 1 26 


Clever Stories of Many Na- 




Wonders of Science, 16mo 


. 1 25 


tions 


3 50 


Young Benjamin Frank 




Scudder, H. E. 




lin, 16mo 


.' 1 25 


Dream Children, etc., 3 v. . 


400 


The same, fine ed , gilt edg 


. 1 50 


Seven Little Sisters, 12mo.. 


1 25 



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218 



a. Sedgwick, Miss C. M. 

Boy of Mount Rhlgi, 18mo. $1 25 
Live and Let Live, 18mo. . 75 
Poor Rich Man and Rich 

Poor Man, ]8mo 75 

Love Token 75 

Means and Ends, Self- 
Training 75 

Stories for Youth 75 

Sherwood, Mrs. 

Whole Works, 1(5 vols 24 00 

Choice Works,Lady Manor, 

etc., 11 vols 16 50 

Smith, Mrs. C. 
American Home Book, In- 
door Games 1 50 

Stoddard. 

Adventures in Fairy Land. 1 25 
Stolz, Mad. de. 

House on Wheels 1 25 

Story Without an End, 16mo 

(Mrs. Austen) 

a. Stowe, Mrs. H. B. 

Rissey Willow, small 4to. 150 
Queer Little People, small 

4to 1 50 

Sunshine Series. 6 v., 18mo. 3 00 
rt. Swiss Family Robinson, 

16mo 1 50 

Thayer, Wm. 

Tanner Boy (Lincoln) 

Printer Boy (Franklin). . . . 

Tale of a Nest, l-2mo 1 50 

Things Worth Knowing 1 00 

Thurston, Miss Louise M. 

Forest Mills, 16mo 80 

Tonna, Mrs. 
The Chariotte Elizabeth 
Stories, 8 vols., 16mo ... 7 20 
Treasury of Fairy Stories, 

must. (H. & H.) 1 75 

a. Trowbridge, J. T. 

L a w r e n c e's Adventures 
among the Ice-Cutters, 

Glass-Makers, etc 1 60 

The Brighthope Series, 5 

vols., IBrao 4 00 

Jack Hazard, 16mo l 50 



Tuthill, Mrs. L. C. 
Tip-top Story Book for 

Boys, Kimo, 3 vols., ea.. $1 25 
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Girls, 3 vols., 16mo, ea., 1 25 

Tyng, Rev. S. H. 
The Spencers 1 25 

Tytler, Miss. 
Sweet Counsel for Girls. . . 1 50 

Uncle Sam Series, 4 vols., 

paper, col'd, each 60 

Vieux Moustache. 
That Good Old Time, ICmo. 1 25 
Two Lives in One, ICmo.. 1 25 
a. Warner, Miss. 

Carl Krinken, 16mo 1 00 

Casper, ]6mo 100 

Hard Maple, 16mo 100 

Rutherford Children, 16mo. 1 GO 
Sybil and Chryssa, 16mo.. 1 00 

Waste Not, Want Not,Series, 

8 vols., 16mo 2 50 

Watts' Songs for Children, 

Hlustrated 2 50 

Wells, Mrs. Kate G. 

In the Clearings, Ifimo 80 

Winter Evening Library (D. 

A. & Co.), 8 vols 8 00 

Wood. Tl)e Modern Play- 
mate. Illust Lond. 4 50 

What Makes me Grow, 16mo. 1 00 
a. Whitney, Mrs. 

Leslie Goldthwaite 1 75 

We Giris, 12mo 1 50 

Real Folks. 12mo 1 50 

Women of Worth Library, 

4 vols., each 1 50 

Whittier, J. G. Child Life, 

Hlustrated 3 00 

Yonge, Miss C. M, 

Caged Lion. 12mo 1 25 

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Countess Kate 

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Six Cushions, Ifimo 1 00 

Book of Golden Deeds .... 1 25 
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Atlantic Monthly (Literary) Svo Bost. 4 00 

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City, The. (Literary) Svo N. Y. 4 00 

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Publisher's Circular, Child's (Lit.) semi-month. Svo Phila. 3 00 

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British, 

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Art. Pictorial and Industrial (Illustrated) 4to L. & N. 13 50 

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Athenaeum (monthly parts) 4to Lond. 9 00 

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Chambers' Journal (for families) r. Svo Lond. 4 00 

* The present high duty and expenses of exchange, etc., add largely to the 
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English Society (light Literature). 8vo Lond. 

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Journal of Travel and Natural History 8vo Lond. 

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Harper's Bazar. Illus. (Lit. and Fashions.), .folio N. Y, 

Harper's Weekly. Illustrated folio N. Y. 

Hearth and Home. Illustrated folio N. Y. 

Independent (Literary and Religious) folio N. Y. 

Literary World 4to Boat. 

The Nation (Literary, Critical, Political) 4to N. Y. 

English. 

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Examiner (Literary) folio Lond. 

Field (Sporting), folio Lond. 

Fun (Comic) 4to liond. 

Graphic (Artistic). Illustrated folio Lond. 

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Vanity Fair (with Political Caricatures) folio Lond. 

Fortnightly. 
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Young People's Periodicals. 

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PREPAKED BY FRED. B. PERKINS. 

I. READINGS ON READING.— Selections of wise words. 
n. SUGGESTIONS FOR COURSES OF READING. 

III. ON OWNING BOOKS. 

IV. HINTS ON BOOK CLUBS. 



READINGS ON READING. 
I. The Duty op Owning Books. 

BY HENRY WARD BEECHER. 

We form judgments of men from little things about their 
houses, of which the owner, perhaps, never thinks. In earlier 
years, when travelling in the West, where taverns were scarce, 
and in some places unknown, and every settler's house was a 
house of entertainment, it was a matter of some importance and 
some experience to select wisely where you would put up. And 
we always looked for flowers. If there were no trees for shade, 
no patch of flowers in the yard, we were suspicious of the place. 
But, no matter how rude the cabin or rough the surroundings, if 
we saw that the window held a little trough for flowers, and that 
some vines twined about strings let down from the eaves, we 
were confident that there was some taste and carefulness in the 
log cabin. In a new country, where people have to tug for a 
living, no one will take the trouble to rear flowers unless the love 
of them is pretty strong ; and this taste, blossoming out of plain 
and uncultivated people, is itself like a clump of harebells grow- 
ing out of the seams of a rock. We ^ere seldom misled. A 
patch of flowers came to signify kind people, clean beds, and 
good bread. 

But in other states of society other signs are more significant. 
Flowers about a rich man's house may signify only that he has 



218 THE BEST READING. 



? 



a good gardener, or that he has refined neighbors, and does what 
he sees them do. But men are not accustomed to buy hooka, unless 
»they want them. If, on visiting the dwelling of a man of slender 
means, we find that he contents himself with cheap carpets and 
very plain furniture, in order that he may purchase books, he 
rises at once in our esteem. Books are not made for furniture, 
but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. 
The plainest row of books that cloth or paper ever 
covered is more significant of refinement than the 

MOST ELABORATELY CARVED StagerC OR SIDEBOARD. 

Give us a house furnished with books rather than furniture ! 
Both, if you can, but books at any rate ! To spend several days 
in a friend's house, and hunger for something to read, while you 
are treading on costly carpets, and sitting upon luxurious chairs, 
and sleeping upon down, is as if one were bribing your body for 
the sake of cheating your mind. 

Is it not pitiable to see a man growing rich, augmenting the 
comforts of home, and lavishing money on ostentatious uphol- 
stery, upon the table, upon everything but what the soul needs ? 
We know of many and many a rich man's house where it would 
not be safe to ask for the commonest English classics. A few 
garish anmjals on the table, a few pictorial monstrosities, together 
with the stock religious books of his " persuasion," and that is 
all ! No poets, no essayists, no historians, no travels or biogra- 
phies, no select fictions, or curious legendary lore. But the wall- 
paper cost three dollars a roll, and the carpets four dollars a yard ! 

Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A 
home without books is like a room without windows. No man 
has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them 
with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to 
his family. He cheats them ! Children learn to read by being in 
the presence of books. The love of knowledge conies with 
reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a 
young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement 
of passions and vices. 

Let us pity these poor rich men who live barrenly in great, 
bookless houses ! Let us congratulate the poor that, in our day, 
books are so cheap that a man may every year add a hundred 
volumes to his library for the price of what his tobacco and his 
beer would cost him. Among the earliest ambitions to be excited 
in clerks, workmen, journeymen, and, indeed, among all that are 



READINGS ON READING. 219 

struggling up in life from notliing to something, is that of own- 
ing, and constantly adding to, a library of good books. A little 
library growing larger every year, is an honorable part of a 
young man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A 
library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life. — " Eyes 
and Ears:' 12mo. Boston, 1863. 



II. Value and Pleasure of Books and Reading. 

Books are the food of youth, the delight of old age ; the orna- 
ment of prosperity ; the refuge and comfort of adversity ; a 
delight at home, and no hindrance abroad ; companions by night, 
in travelling, in the country, — Cicero. 



Books are a guide in youth and an entertainment for age. 
They support us under solitude, and keep us from becoming a 
burden to ourselves. They help us to forget the crossness of 
men and things, compose our cares and our passions, and lay our 
disappointments asleep. When we are weary of the living, we 
may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, 
or design in their conversation. It is chietiy through books that 
we enjoy intercourse with superior minds ; " and these invaluable 
communications are within the reach of all." — Madame de Oenlis. 



" the great minds of former ages. The debt which he 

owes to them is incalculable. They have guided him to truth. 
They have filled his mind with noble and graceful images. They 
have stood by him in all vicissitudes ; comforters in sorrow, nurses 
in sickness, companions in solitude. Their friendships are 
exposed to no danger from the occurrences by which other attach- 
ments are weakened or dissolved ; time glides on ; fortune is 
inconstant ; tempers are soured ; bonds which seemed indissolu- 
ble are daily sundered by interest, by emulation, or by caprice. 
But no such cause can affect the silent converse which we hold with 
the highest of human intellects. That placid intercourse is 
disturbed by no jealousies or resentments. There are the old 
friends who are never seen with new facep, who are the same in 
wealth and in poverty, in glory and in obscurity. With the dead 
there is no rivalry. In the dead there is no change. Plato is 
never sullen. Cervantes is never petulant. Demosthenes never 
comes unseasonably. Dante never stays too long. No difference 



330 THE BEST READING. 



of political opinion can alienate Cicero. No heresy can excite the 
horror of Bossuet," — Lord Macaulay: Remew of Montagu's Bacon. 



Books 1 The only bodies are they, for noble spirits, that have 
no ailments or annoyances. Books talk to you, not through the 
ear, but another way. They shout their silent meaning" at the 
soul through the eye. They never importune, and are never 
reluctant. They are always full without eating. They are still, 
but never sleep. They grow old without infirmity. They are 
neither sick nor weary ; they outwatch the watcher, and greet 
the morning, and wait for the stars at evening. For every other 
guest we make a couch and spread a table. But strange are the 
manners of books and pictures, that bring rest to our perturba- 
tions, and are guests that perform all the offices of hospitality 
for the host.— ^. W. Beecher, " Eyes and Ears" page 397. 

[Note the coincidence of expression, as well as thought, in the above four 
extracts.] 

It is nearly an axiom, that people will not be better than the 
books they read. — Dr. A. Potter. 



It is as important that we should have good books as that we 
should keep good company, as the one will make the other. — 
" An Old Bookseller." 



We cannot linger in the beautiful creations of inventive genius, 
or pursue the splendid discoveries of modern science, without a 
new sense of the capacities and dignity of human nature, which 
naturally leads to a sterner self-respect, to manlier resolves, and 
higher aspirations. We cannot read the ways of God to man as 
revealed in the history of nations, of sublime virtues as exempli- 
fied in the lives of great and good men, without falling into that 
mood of thoughtful admiration, which, though it be but a tran- 
sient glow, is a purifying and elevating influence while it lasts. 
The study of history is especially valuable as an antidote to self- 
exaggeration. It teaches lessons of humility, patience, and sub- 
mission. When we read of realms smitten with the scourge of 
famine or pestilence, or strewn with the bloody ashes of war ; of 
fjrass growing in the streets of great cities ; of ships rotting at 
the wharves ; of fathers burying their sons ; of strong men beg- 
ging their bread ; of fields untilled, and silent workshops, and 
despairing countenances, — we hear a voice of rebuke to our own 



READINGS ON RBADINQ. 221 

clamorous sorrows and peevish complaints. We learn that pain 
and suifering and disappointment are a part of God's providence, 
and that no contract was ever yet made with man by which virtue 
should secure to him temporal happiness. 

In books, be it remembered, we have the best products of the 
best minds. We should any of us esteem it a great privilege to 
pass an evening with Shakespeare or Bacon, were such a thing 
possible. But, were we admitted to the presence of one of these 
illustrious men, we might find him touched with infirmity, or op- 
pressed with weariness, or darkened with the shadow of a recent 
trouble, or absorbed by intrusive and tyrannous thoughts. To 
us the oracle might be dumb, and the light eclipsed. But, when 
we take down one of their volumes, we run no such risk. Here 
we have their best thoughts embalmed in their best words ; im- 
mortal flowers of poetry, wet with Castalian dews, and the golden 
fruit of wisdom that had long ripened on the bough before it was 
gathered. Here we find the growth of the choicest seasons of the 
mind, when mortal cares were forgotten, and mortal weaknesses 
were subdued ; and the soul, stripped of its vanities and its pas- 
sions, lay bare to the finest effluences of truth and beauty. We 
may be sure that Shakespeare never out-talked his Hamlet, nor 
Bacon his Essays. Great writers are indeed best known through 
their books. How little, for instance, do we know of the life of 
Shakespeare ; but how much do we know of him ! . . . . 

For the knowledge that comes from books, I would claim no 
more than it is fairly entitled to. I am well aware that there is 
no inevitable connection between intellectual cultivation, on the 
one hand, and individual virtue or social well-being, on the other. 
*' The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life." I admit that 
genius and learning are sometimes found in combination with 
gross vices, and not unf requently with contemptible weaknesses ; 
and that a community at once cultivated and corrupt is no impos- 
sible monster. But it is no overstatement to say, that, other things 
being equal, the man who has the greatest amount of intellectual 
resources is in the least danger from inferior temptations, — if for 
no other reason, because he has fewer idle moments. The ruin 
of most men dates from some vacant hour. Occupation is the 
armor of the soul ; and the train of Idleness is borne up by all 
the vices. I remember a satirical poem, in which the Devil is 
represented as fishing for men, and adapting his baits to the taste 
and temperament of his prey ; but the idler, he said, pleased him 
most, because he bit the naked hook. To a young man away 



223 THE BEST READING. 



from home, friendless and forlorn in a great city, tlje hours of 
peril are those between sunset and bedtime ; for the moon and 
stars see more of evil in a single hour than the su* in his whole 
day's circuit. The poet's visions of evening are all compact of 
tender and soothing images. It brings the wanderer to his home, 
the child to his mother's arms, the ox to his stall, and the weary 
laborer to his rest. But to the gentle-hearted youth who is thrown 
upon the rocks of a pitiless city, and stands, " homeless amid a 
thousand homes," the approach of evening brings with it an ach- 
ing sense of loneliness and desolation, which comes down upon the 
spirit like darkness upon the earth. In this mood his best im- 
pulses become a snare to him ; and he is led astray because he is 
social, affectionate, sympathetic, and warm-hearted. If there be 
a young man thus circumstanced within the sound of my voice, 
let me say to him, that books are the friends of the friendless, 
and that a library is the home of the homeless. A taste for read- 
ing will always carry you into the best possible company, and 
enable you to converse with men who will instruct you by their 
wisdom, and charm you by their wit ; who will soothe you when 
fretted, refresh you when weary, counsel you when perplexed, 
and sympathize with you at all times. — George S. Hillard. 



If I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead 
under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happi- 
ness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its 
ills, however things might go amiss, and the world frown upon 
me, it would be a taste for reading. . . . Give a man this 
taste, and the means of gratifying it, and you can hardly fail of 
making a happy man, unless, indeed, you put into his hands a 
most perverse selection of books. You place him in contact with 
the best society in every period of history — with the wisest, the 
wittiest, the tenderest, the bravest, and the purest characters who 
have adorned humanity. You make him a denizen of all nations, 
a cotemporary of all ages. — Sir J. Herschel. 



Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's docu- 
ments ; so shall you come easily by what others have labored 
hard for. Prefer knowledge to wealth; for the one is transitory, 
the other perpetual. — Socrates. 



He that will inquire out the best books in every science, and 
inform himself of the most material authors of the several acts 



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of philosophy and religion, will not find it an infinite work to 
acquaint himself with the sentiments of mankind concerning the 
most weighty and comprehensive subjects. — Locke. 



Reading maketh a full man. — Bacon. 



Bead, and you will know, — Mrs. Jones. 



TREASURES OF LIBRARIES. 

My days among the dead are passed ; 

Around me I behold, 
Where'er these casual eyes are cast. 

The mighty minds of old : 
My never-failing friends are they. 
With whom I converse day by day 

With them I take delight in weal. 

And seek relief in woe ; 
And while I understand and feel 

How much to them I owe. 
My cheeks have often been bedewed 
With tears of thoughtful gratitude. 

My thoughts are with the dead ; with them 

I live in long-past years ; 
Their virtues love, their faults condemn. 

Partake their hopes and fears. 
And from their lessons seek and find 
Instruction with a humble mind. 

My hopes are with the dead ; anon 

My place with them will be, 
And I with them shall travel on 

Through all futurity ; 
Yet leaving here a name, I trust, 
That will not perish in the dust. — Southey. 



I no sooner come into the library, but I bolt the door to me, ex- 
cluding Lust, Ambition, Avarice, and all such vices, whose nurse 
is Idleness, the mother of Ignorance and Melancholy. In the very 
lap of eternity, among so many divine souls, I take my seat with 
so lofty a spirit, and sweet content, that I pity all that know not 
this happiness. — Heinsius. .- x • 



224 THE BEST READING. 



A book is good company. It is full of conversation without 
loquacity. It comes to your longing witli full instruction, but 
pursues you never. It is not offended at your absent-mindedness, 
nor jealous if you turn to other pleasures, of leaf, or dress, or 
mineral, or even of books. It silently serves the soul without 
recompense, not even for the hire of love, x\nd yet more noble, 
it seems to pass from itself, and to enter the memory and to 
hover in a silvery transformation there, until the outward book 
is but a body and its soul and spirit are flown to you, and possess 
your memory like a spirit. And while some books, like steps, are 
left behind us by the very help which they yield us, and serve 
only our childhood or early life, some others go with us, in mute 
fidelity, to the end of life, a recreation for fatigue, an instruction 
for our sober hours, and a solace for our sickness or sorrow. Ex- 
cept the great out-doors, nothing that has no life of its own gives 
so much life to you. — H* W. Beecher, " Eyes and Ears," p. 292, 3. 



No such treasure as a library. — Whitlock. 



Books are yours. 



Within whose silent chambers treasure lies 
Preserved from age to age ; more precious far 
Than that accumulated store of gold 
And orient gems, which, for a day of need. 
The Sultan hides deep in ancestral tombs. 
These hoards of truth you can unlock at will. 

— Wordsioorth. 



Dreams, books, are each a world ; and books, we know. 
Are a substantial world, both pure and good ; 
Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood. 

Our pastime and our happiness will grow. 

— Wordsworth: Personal Talk, 56. 1. 



Books make up no small part of human happiness. — Frederic 
the Great, in youth. 

My latest passion will be for literature. — Frederic the Great, 
in old age. 



For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain 
a progeny of life in them as active as that soul whose progeny 



READINGS ON READING. 235 

tliey are ; nay, tliey do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy 
and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. — Milton : 
Arcopagitka. * 



As good almost kill a man as kill a good book : who kills a 
man kills a reasonable creature, God's image ; but he who 
destroys a good book kills reason itself, kills the image of God, 
as it were, in the eye. — Same. 



Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ; 
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. 
Books are not seldom talismans and spells. 

— Covyper : Task, bk. vi. line 96. 



Of the things which man can do or make here below, by far 
the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy, are the things we 
call books. — Carlyle. 



Every great book is an action, and every great action is 
book. — Luther. 



Nothing can supply the place of books. — Ghanning. 



A book's a book although there's nothing in't. — Lord Byron. 



Nothing is more delightful than to lie under a tree, in the 
summer, with a book, except to lie under a tree, in the summer, 
without a book. — G. J. Fox. 



III. How TO Read Books. 

The substance of Bishop Potter's "Cautions and Coun- 
sels," FROM HIS " Handbook for Readers and Students," 
New York, 1843. 

1. Always have some useful and pleasant book ready to take 
up in " odd ends " of time. 

2. Be not alanned because so many books are recommended. 

3. Do not attempt to read much or fast. 

4. Do not be so enslaved by any system or course of study, as 
to think it may not be altered. 

5. Beware, on the other hand, of frequent changes in your 
plan of study. 



336 THE BEST READING. 



6. Read always the best and most recent book on the subject 
which you wish to investigate. 

7. Study subjects rather than books. 

8. Seek opportunities to write and converse on subjects about 
which you read. 

9. Refer what you read to the general head under which it 
belongs ; if a fact, to the principle involved ; if a principle, to 
the facts which follow. 

10. Try to use your knowledge in practice. 

11. Keep your knowledge at command, by reviewing it as 
much as you can. 

13. Dare to be ignorant of many things. 



There is no business, no avocation whatever, which will not 
permit a man, who has an inclination, to give a little time, every 
day, to the studies of his youth. — Wyttenbach. 



Nothing, in truth, has such a tendency to weaken, not only 
the powers of invention, but the intellectual powers in general, 
as a habit of extensive and various reading without reflection. 
The activity and force of mind are gradually impaired in conse- 
quence of disuse ; and, not unf requently, all our principles and 
opinions come to be lost in the infinite multiplicity and discor- 
dancy of our acquired ideas. — Dugald Stewart. 



Books have brought some men to knowledge, and some to 
madness. As fullness sometimes hurteth the stomach more than 
hunger, so fareth it with wits, and, as of meats, so, likewise, of 
books, the use ought to be limited according to the quality of him 
that useth X\iem.— Petrarch : Twyne's tr., 1579,/. 63. 



Books cannot always please, however good ; 
Minds are not ever craving for their food. 

Crahhe : The Borough, Letter xxiv. : Schools. 



Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some 
few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be 
read only in parts ; others to be read, but not curiously ; and 
some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. — 
Lord Bacon. 



READINGS ON READING. 237 

Histories make men wise ; poets, witty ; the mathematics, sub- 
tile ; natural philosophy, deep ; morals, grave ; logic and rhetoric, 
able to contend. — Same. 



Read, not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for 
granted, nor find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. 
— Same. 



How should we read ? First, thoughtfully and critically ; 
secondly, in company with a friend, or your family ; thirdly, re- 
peatedly ; fourthly, with pen in hand. — Dr. A. Potter. 



Study subjects rather than books : therefore, compare different 
authors on the same subjects ; the statements of authors, with 
information collected from other sources ; and the conclusions 
drawn by a writer, with the rules of sound logic. — Same. 



All who would study with advantage, in any art whatsoever, 
ought to betake themselves to the reading of some sure and cer- 
tain books oftentimes over ; for to read many books produceth 
confusion, rather than learning, like as those who dwell every- 
where are not anywhere at home. — Luther : Tahle-TaZk. 



Those who have read of everything are thought to understand 
everything too ; but it is not always so. Reading furnishes the 
mind only with materials of knowledge ; it is thinking that 
makes what we read ours. We are of the ruminating kind, and 
it is not enough to cram ourselves with a great load of collections ; 
unless we chew them over again, they will not give us strength 
and nourishment. — Locke. 



The thoughts of our deliberation are most accurate ; these we 
vent into our papers. What a happiness it is, that without all 
offence of necromancy, I may here call up any of the ancient 
worthies of learning, whether human or divine, and confer with 
them of all my doubts ! that I can at pleasure summon whole 
synods of reverend Fathers and acute doctors from all the coasts 
of the earth, to give their well-studied judgments in all points of 
question which I propose ! Neither can I cast my eye casually 
upon any of these silent masters but I must learn somewhat. No 
law binds us to read all ; but the more we can take in and digest, 
the better-liking must the mind needs be. — BisTwp Hail. 



THB BEST READIKG. 



— who reads 
Incessantly, and to his reading brings not 
A spirit and judgment equal or superior. 
Uncertain and unsettled still remains. 
Deep versed in books, but shallow in himself. 

— Milton : Paradise Regained. 



To call him well read who reads many autliors is improper. 
Shaftesbury, 



As concerns the quantity of what is to be read there is a single 
rule, — Read much, but not many works (multum non multa). — Sir 
W. Hamilton. 



Multum legendum esse non multa. — Quintilian. 



In reading authors, when you find 

Bright passages that strike your mind, 

And which, perhaps, you may have reason 

To think on at another season, 

Be not contented with the sight. 

But take them down in black and white. 

Such a respect is wisely shown 

As makes another's sense one's own. 



IV. How 10 Choose Books. 

Under our present enormous accumulation of books, I do affirm 
that a most miserable distraction of choice must be very generally 
incident to the times; that the symptoms of it are in fact very 
prevalent, and that one of the chief symptoms is an enormous 
" gluttonism" for books. — De Quincey. 



A wise man can sooner gather gold out of the drossiest vol- 
ume than a fool Avisdom out of Scripture. — Milton. 



Non refert quam multos libros sed quam honor habeas. 
Senega. 



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For out of the old fieldes, as men saithe, 
Cometh al this new come fro yere to yere. 
And out of old bookes, in good faithe, 
Cometh al this new science that men lere. 

— Chaucer : Assembly of Foules, 1. 22. 



Old wood to burn ! Old wine to drink ! 
Old friends to trust ! Old books to read ! 

— Alonzo ofAragon. 



Books that you may carry to the fire and hold readily in your 
hand are the most useful, after all. — Johnson. 



We ought to regard books as we do sweetmeats, not wholly to 
aim at the pleasantest, but chiefly to respect the wholesomest ; 
not forbidding either, but approving the latter most. — Plutarch, 
a^ quoted ly FeUtham. 



A love of books can be acquired only by those who find pleasure 
in using them; and hence, whoever would cultivate in himself or 
others this most desirable taste, should select, especially at first, 
such works as can be read with sustained and quickened attention. 
—Dr. Potter. 



Blessings be with them, and eternal praise, 
Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares. 
The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs 
Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays ! 
(See further of it.) — Wordsicarth : Personal Talk, st. 4. 



The novel, in its best form, I regard as one of the most power- 
ful engines of civilization ever invented. — Sir J. Herschel. 



Novels are sweets. All people with healthy literary appetites 
love them — almost all women ; a vast number of clever, hard- 
headed men. Judges, bishops, chancellors, mathematicians, are 
notorious novel-readers, as well as young boys and sweet girls, 
and their kind, tender mothers. — Thackeray : Roundabout 
Papers. 



230 ' THE BEST READING. 



Book-Buying. 

In starting a library, select from the accompanying list fifty, 
or a hundred, or more, volumes, and take your list to some re- 
sponsible bookseller, and he will fill it for you at a fair discount 
from the retail prices ; he can, of course, and will, furnish the 
whole list cheaper than he could by a single volume at a time. 
Then, by all means, keep an open account with him, and in the 
course of your reading, when you come across some volume you 
want, or some fact that should be hunted up, make a note of it, 
and procure the volume. A book read at the time your interest 
is excited will possess not only double its interest, but the facts 
it contains will be much more firmly impressed upon the mind. 
An account at your bookseller's is one that you should take pride 
in maintaining, in making it as large as your means will allow, 
and in paying promptly and willingly when due. 

Never buy books published in numbers; it is the most ex- 
pensive form, because the same book can generally be had bound, 
when finished, for the same price as published at in numbers ; be- 
cause, also, numbers will get lost and have to be replaced, at the 
additional cost ; or they will get torn or soiled ; and often, when 
sent to the binder's, they are returned bound in an unsatisfactory 
manner. — " An Old Bookseller." Phila. : Porter & Coates. 

[The " Old Bookseller " also puts in a warning against buying 
books at Auction, and of " Canvassing Agents ;" but as the evils 
and dangers of these are not wholly unmixed with advantage in 
some cases, we do not quote his advice on these points. — Ed.] 



READING 

AND 

COURSES OF RE^Diisra, 

BY FRED. B. PERKINS. ^ 



Twenty thousand editions of books had issued from 
the press before the year 1600. In one public library 
(the Bibliotheque Imperiale of Paris) there were, in 1858, 
it was claimed, only 142,000 volumes short of two million 
printed books, besides 86,000 MSS. A single separate 
collection of pamphlets in the British Museum about the 
English Rebellion only, contains 40,000 publications. 
Probably not less than 25,000 new books appear every 
year now. This does not include periodicals or news- 
papers. 

Now, an able and experienced old reader of the hard- 
going sort, Lenglet du Fresnoy, made a calculation that 
convinced him that nobody could read more than 900 
folio volumes in a life-time. Roughly, this would allow 
2,700 quartos, 8,100 octavos, and about 16,000 duodeci- 
mos — so that your life is gone in reading eight months' 
books — two-thirds the present annual reinforcement to 
literature of books alone. To keep up, alone, would 
require the reading of about sixty-eight volumes a day, 
without allowing for reading up such arrears as the 
classics, etc. 

It is obvious enough, therefore, that any one who 
desires to read, or to buy books to the best advantage, 
will need to select with all the care and judgment he 
can muster, both within himself, or from friends, or paid 
experts. 

Is reading your most useful mental employment, after 
all? There are speakers to hear; conversation and de- 



283 THE BEST READING. 



bate to maintain ; thinking of your own to elaborate. 
Are not there more real and profitable mental activities ; 
and is not reading rather to be made a last resort, when 
these are not practicable ? 

Plausible arguments may be found in favor of those 
suggestions, but weighty ones against them. Careful 
and thorough thinking to the utmost of our ability 
should underlie and accompany the hearing of a speaker, 
conversation, debate and reading. Thinking — that is, 
the pursuit and attainment of truth on whatever subjects 
are before us — is indeed the object of them all. They 
are all useless without it, and entirely subordinate to it 
(except, of course, the care of mere amusement). 

Now, Reading is the best means of nourishing Thought. 
Oratory, on the other hand, is the worst, since it depends 
on moving the feelings, which disturbs the reason. And 
even if the hearer can keep his feelings untouched, yet 
he may not object nor question. He is to sit unresisting, 
and drink in whatever is put down his throat. This is 
well enough for young robins and babies, but it is a 
ludicrous way of dieting for a grown man — for an en- 
lightened mind. Debating and conversation are better 
discipline than oratory, since they allow a comparison of 
views. Conversation especially, and most of all that 
form of it so highly prized by open minds, where one can 
resort to some wise friend and ask questions, and discuss 
them, is extremely useful. It is greatly superior to de- 
bate in this, that it is not so liable to excitements of the 
external sort, such as anger, desire to win, or desire to 
show oif. 

But if only one of these kinds of mental exercise 
might be had, it should be books, books, books, a thou- 
sand times to one. Compared with books, public speak- 
ing is a war-dance, conversation a beating bushes for 
wild fruit ; well enough for savages and strays, but hav- 



r.EADI^iOr A^D CUUKSKS OF READING. 238 

iug small place or power in the discipliiie«of a cultured 
mind. And accordingly we find that they have been 
valued most when there were few books or no books, 
and that as books have multiplied and reading has 
become general, they have fallen from the rank of great 
civic and philosophic engineers, to mere accomplishments 
and public shows. To-day, it is Reading that furnishes 
both news and knowledge to the people at large, and 
that determines their opinions and their action. Con- 
versation is a meagre appendix to the use of books, 
periodicals, and newspapers, and seldom much besides a 
retailing of what they have furnished. Oratory exists 
only in the sermon, which is substantially assented to 
beforehand ; the political speech, which is more for 
amusement than for instruction; and the lecture, which 
is for nothing: but amusement.* 



What shall I read ? Shall I pursue a general course ? 
Or shall I work at some department of knowledge ex- 
clusively ? What book shall I begin with? What 
books shall I go on with ? 

Answer: Do you want to read as work or as relax- 
ation ? for accomplishment, or for knowledge ? What 
do you know already ? What have you read already ? 

The answer is only another question, for the questions 
supposed — they are the usual ones — could not be an- 
swered otherwise. They are like the well-known queries : 
How long is a string ? IIow much does a horse cost ? 
There are a great many people for whom the profundities 
of Tupper and Tompkins are the solidesi reading that can 
be endured, and Southworth is splendid ! Tiiere are 
others who want Plato in the Greek and Kant in the 
German ; who, like Queen Caroline, take Butler's Analogy 
for their light reading. I beg pardon ; that is not abreast 

* Mr. Perkins' poeition in this may be questioned.— Ed. 



234 THE BEST BEADING. 



with the Spirit of the Age. I ought to say, who read 
the Vedic hymns in the original Sanscrit for amusement, 
and decipher inscriptions in the arrow-headed character 
when they have five minutes' leisure, and as they ride in 
the street-cars. 

Among the gayly variegated mosaic stuff that con- 
stitutes a certain well-known pavement, I suppose there 
are as many Courses of Reading as good resolutions of 
any other kind Perhaps as good a rule as any to begin 
reading with is : 

Don't pursue a course of reading. Or, rather, don't 
try to ; there's very little danger that you will. 

And yet it is very agreeable to sit down and plan out 
a full and rounded series of noble books, which shall 
train the mind into strength and swiftness and beauty. 
There is something extremely attractive, for instance, in 
the conception of a series of masterpieces, or monumental 
Course of Reading, which shall acquaint the student with 
the great thoughts of the great men in historic order, 
and thus set before him a history of mankind in its 
noblest representations. Thus, for instance : 

[Filled out with a few titles in parentheses, as being 
either out of chronological order, or as connectives, etc. 
Translations are always meant, of non-English books. 
Epithets and estimates are taken for granted.] 

First seize a few pictures of the pre-historic civiliza- 
tions, executed in the modern manner ; by reading Raw- 
linson's Five Great Monarchies and Wilkinson's Ancient 
Egyptians. This background laid in, read Bryant's 
Homer, and, along with it, dictionary-wise, Gladstone's 
Juventus Mundi. Follow with Greek historians: Hero- 
dotus (Rawlinson's), Thucydides, Xenophon^s Anabasis. 
Now add the leading Greek philosophies of mind and 
action ; the Ethics and Politics of Aristotle, Plato's Dia- 
logues (Jowett's), and Xenophon's Memorabilia (Supple- 



READINGS AND COURSES OF READING. 285 

iiient with Grote's Plato, and his Companions of Socra- 
tes). Add the greatest Greek dramatists and an orator: 
^schylus, Sophocles, Euripides ; Aristophanes, most 
wonderful of all; and Demosthenes. Then read Plu- 
larcli's Lives. Lastly, round up and vivify your knowl- 
edge of the Greek nation and spirit by reading Grote's 
magnificent History of Greece. 

Next comes Rome. Read of the historians, Livy, Sal- 
lust, Caesar, Tacitus; of poets, Yirgil (Conington's), 
Horace (Francis' is as good as any) ; for oratory, philoso- 
phy, and belles-lettres, Cicero's writings. (Supplement 
Greek and Roman antiquity together with Becker's 
Charicles, and his Gallus ; then revise and solidify your 
Rome by reading Mommsen, as Grote for Greece. But 
you will find it, though good, far inferior to Grote.) 

Xow comes the transition from heathen to Christian 
history. Read Gibbon's Decline and Fall. To keep 
your balance against the often denounced innuendoes of 
Mr. Gibbon, don't quiddle with the goody little notes to 
Gibbon, by Mil man and others, but having let Gibbon 
poison you as much as he can — he won't hurt you if you 
have much intellect of your own — turn away and master 
at once the right side of the main question of Christ in 
History, by a thorough study and mental appropriation 
of Home's Introduction to the study of the Sacred Scrip- 
tures. I mean not the obsolete old edition, still obsti- 
nately and improperly kept in the American market to 
the exclusion of the proper one, but the last edition, with 
Home's own latest revisions, and with the addition, by 
first-class evangelical English scholars, of all the recent 
learning on the subject. No man of sound mind, having 
mastered Home, will ever be materially troubled by such 
little snips and sneers as Gibbon's, or by any other 
attempt to destroy the historical argument for the sub- 
stantial truth of the Bible. 



THE BEST READI^'G. 



To further familiarize yourself with this great turning- 
point in the history of mankind, read Augustine's Con- 
fessions, and his City of God, as specimens of the best 
effects of the new religion upon a fervid, and powerful, 
and noble nature. (Add for completeness Milman's First 
Three Centuries of the Christian Church, Merivale's 
Conversion of the Roman Empire, and his Conversion of 
the Northern Nations.) 

Now, grasp at once the beginnings of modern history, 
by reading carefully Hallara's Middle Ages and Guizot's 
History of Civilization. Turn back a moment and sur- 
render yourself to one of the latest phases of heathen 
romance, in reading the Nibelungen Lied. (If you like 
to add a prose romance of the same key, but having also 
the transition to Christianity in it, read Fouque's Thio- 
dolf the Icelander.) Now, for two narrower pictures, 
yet full of bright, sharp drawing and character, read 
Thierry's Merovingians, and his Norman Conquest, 
Add Froissart ; for the chivalric romances, read Morte 
d' Arthur and Araadis de Gaul ; and for the times of the 
Crusades, take (history quite as much as romance) Ivan- 
hoe, The Talisman, and Quentin Durward. 

Next comes the Great Awakening of the 15th Century. 
Yet Dante belongs earlier. Read, then, Dante (Long- 
fellow's) ; after him Ariosto (Rose's), and Tasso (Wif- 
fen's). (Now take d'Aubigne's spirited and graphic 
History of the Reformation, and follow it with Schiller's 
Thirty Years' War, and you have the transition from 
Catholic Europe to the Catholic-Protestant Europe of 
to-day. For glimpses into ways of thought and speech, 
read Luther's Table-Talk ; and to fill out the whole with 
its immense and indispensable Fine Art portion, read 
Eastlake's and Kugler's Hand-Books.) As the Nibelun- 
gen Lied marked in some sense a close of heathen 
national epics, so now read Don Quixote, to mark the 



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extinction of the romance of chivalry. Follow it with 
Gil Bias, which establishes the transition to the earliest 
period of modern Fiction Proper, viz., the string-of-ad- 
ventures and character novel. (To till out the historical 
impressions of that imperial time, read Prescott's Fer- 
dinand and Isabella, Philip TL, Mexico and Peru, and 
Motley's Dutch Republic and United Netherlands.) 

Cross the channel, and come into the splendid blaze of 
the Elizabethan period. Bat it will bear, and, indeed, 
requires, ample introduction. This is the place to ascer- 
tain your views of English History ; you may come down 
well past it in that department, and then, returning, set 
your Elizabethan jewels all the more distinctly in the 
middle of the broad field. Read, therefore, Hume and 
Macaulay. Then take Hallam and May's Constitutional 
History ; add Blackstone's Commentaries, and De Lolme 
on the Constitution, because English history and Englisli 
law are peculiarly interwoven. (To give breadth to your 
views, add also, here, Maine's two valuable works on 
Ancient Law, and on Municipal or Village Law in the 
East and West.) Xow return to Queen Elizabeth. 
Specimens must do. So read Shakespeare (White's, if 
you can aiford it; if not, any you can. Shakespeare can 
be bought almost as cheap as the Bible) ; Spenser, and 
Bacon, and Montaigne. Miss Aikin's Court and Times 
of Queen Elizabeth is picturesque and comprehensive 
for the general reader. ' 

Step forward two generations. Read Clarendon's His- 
tory of the Rebellion, Carlyle's Cromwell, Milton's Prose 
Works, and Forster's Statesmen of the Commonwealth. 
The Diaries of Evelyn and Pepys are instructive pictures 
of the times of Charles H. Then read Milton's Poetry, 
Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and Holy War ; Sir Thomas 
Browne's Religio Medici and Urn-Burial, and (if you can) 
Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. Selden's Table-Talk 



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also belongs here ; you can read that^ or else you have 
no business with this list. (For the state of things on 
the Continent, read Schiller's Thirty Years' War.) 

The Restoration and the Revolution of 1688 have been 
dealt with already in your historical reading, prefatory 
to the Elizabethan period. Omit, therefore, the war and 
politics of that stirring time, and consider next the lit- 
erary activity of the reign of Louis XIY. in France, and 
of Queen Anne in England. Read Corneille, Racine, 
and Moliere; the Thoughts and Provincial Letters of 
Pascal ; the Letters of Madame de Sevigne ; and — though 
he belongs a little later — the Maxims of La Rochefou- 
cauld. Read also the philosophical works of Locke, and 
those of Descartes. Then, for Queen Anne's time, read 
Swift, Addison, and Pope. (The writings of Bolingbroko 
might be added, and a notion of Marlborough may be 
obtained from Alison's Life.) 

We rapidly approach the modernest times, and to-day. 
After the wars of Queen Anne, the next historical epoch 
is that of the wars of Frederic the Great, of whom read 
Oarlyle's Life. In the latter half of the century a slow, 
silent victory, yet greater than Prague or Rosbach, was 
won by Kant, whose Critique of Pure Reason and Meta- 
physics of Ethics should be read. Read also the first of 
human biographies, written by one of the last of men, 
BoswelPs Johnson ; and Burke's Speeches, and Sheri- 
dan's Comedies, and Goldsmith's Works. Continue the 
philosophical strand of your cord, with Stewart, Brown, 
and Reid. 

Now prepare for the splitting off of the American Col- 
onies into an independent historical career. Read the 
Federalist, to show w^hat the men meant who founded 
our polity, and De Tocqueville's Democracy in America, 
for a marvellous and only not prophetic exposition of 
what their purpose turned out to be. (While you are 



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about it, shape our own history at once by reading Ban- 
croft's mammoth preparation to begin our history, and 
Hildreth's dense and full annals.) 

Make a backward step for France. Read De Tocque- 
ville's Ancient Regime, to show you why the French Rev- 
olution broke out ; and then Thiers and Carlyle, to show 
what it did. Follow with Thiers' Consulate and Empire ; 
read Napier's Peninsular War, a wonderfully clear and 
vigorous narrative of the military achievements which 
were the real entering wedge toward Napoleon's down- 
fall ; and avoid Scott's Life and Abbot's Life of Napo- 
leon. For German literature in these days, read Goethe 
(Taylor's Faust, the rest of his works as you can get 
them) ; Schiller — I mean both the Works and the Life 
of both. 

Then take up the literary harvest of England in the 
first part of this century. Read Scott's Works, and Lock- 
hart's Scott ; Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, and 
Shelley ; and read after the writings of each a biography 
of each. Read also Lamb's Writings, and those of 
Thomas de Quincey. 

Then opens out the vast arena of the present epoch, 
with its innumerable writers and its numerous entirely 
new departments of investigation. There is a sufficient 
conventional excuse for not venturing to even attempt to 
blaze out a path through such a crowded and luxuriant 
forest. Yet, let the notice be ventured that the present 
age is notable most of all for advances in science, and 
what is closely related thereto : and in belles-lettres, for 
prose fiction. I barely name Humboldt's Cosmos, Dar- 
win's Origin of Species and Descent of Man, Sir William 
Hamilton's Metaphysics and Logic, the writings of Her- 
bert Spencer, Charles Dickens, W. M. Thackeray, and 
Nathaniel Hawthorne. As for all the rest, any one who 
has read according to this series down to this point, or 



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half-way down to it, with fair abilities and steady, care- 
ful attention, is by that time better able to choose both 
departments and authors for himself than I or any other 
guide. 

Then please to consider what a store of deep and 
broad and noble and beautiful thoughts, what a wide 
range of classes of literature, what a vast mass of facts, 
the knowledge of that series of books implies ; and yet 
it is a pretty short " Course of Reading," as courses of 
reading go. 

But I will not say I recommend it. I will say that I 
would dearly love to begin at the beginning of it this 
very day, and go straight through to the end. 



Now I shall steal a little from Mr. Hale's '' How to 
Do it." His suggestion about courses of reading is, to 
know, first, the Bible (I take that for granted, observe). 
Second, the history of your own country, pretty well ; 
of your own State, better ; of your own town best of 
all. Third (for Americans), "a clear knowledge of the 
general features of the history of England." Fourth, 
most of Shakespeare's plays. Beyond this, says Mr. 
Hale, to begin with, make up your mind what you want 
to read about : Mary Queen of Scots, fly-fishing, hiero- 
glyphics, the Tenure of Office Bill, anything. Having 
reached this point, Mr. Hale's doctrine becomes both a 
Course of Reading and a Method of Reading. Take a 
blank book, he says, note down the chief significant 
words in the passage that you have read, on your chosen 
subject (he takes it for granted that you have read some- 
thing) ; and then rummage and search for more reading 
about the subject itself, or about the collateral subjects 
named by the entries in your blank-book. If any of 
these are debated subjects, read on both sides. Use 
Poole's Index to follow your subjects into the periodicals 



READINGS AND COURSES OF READING. 241 

from 1802 to 1852, where that work ends. As fast as 
you determine dates or other facts about your subjects, 
note them each under its proper word in your blank- 
book. Note there, also, any authorities you find named. 
This way of searching and recording will branch out as 
fast and as far as anybody will pursue it. 

Some of Dr. Potter's shrewd " Cautions and Counsels" 
are quoted in our "Readings on Reading." Here are 
Mr. Emerson's three rules. They are not rules for select- 
ing a course of reading, but rules for not reading some 
kinds of books. 

1. Never read any book that is not a year old. 

2. Never read any but famed books. 

3. Never read any books but what you like. 

Now I have not one word to say against those rules ; 
indeed, with a trifling addition, I adopt them as part of 
my system. This addition consists in appending to each 
rule the words " unless you choose." 

And last of all, Mr. Horace Greeley, in the New York 
Ledger^ comes and tells us what he knows about reading. 
First, he says, be where there are good books ; though 
how he reconciles this with his other advice to go west and 
buy a farm, I do not know. But if there are none, he 
says, ten dollars a year will get them. Begin with 
Chemistry, Greology, and Botany, and devote a year to 
each. *' Obtain the best text-book of each as a founda- 
tion." Read slowly and thoughtfully ; if you do not 
master the book at the first time, read it again, and so on. 
If puzzled, stop and work at the place till you under- 
stand it. Next, give a little time to Geography and 
Astronomy. After Science, read History ; then Biogra- 
phy. Poetry and Philosophy come last. 

Well — that course, also, I recommend not to pursue. 
If anything could be more hopeless, or more totally out 
of sight of the present methods of learning the physical 



243 THE BEST READINa. 



sciences, than to read one year in books, I don't know 
what it is. Mr. Greeley might just as well recommend 
his customers to learn editing, or farming, by reading 
one year in a book, and stopping short at every puzzle 
until it is solved. It would not be very long before his 
constituency of readers would be every mother's son of 
them hanging motionless each at his puzzle, " silent, 
upon a peak in Darien," or just as far off from anything 
useful. 

I shall close this " Course of Reading" discussion by 
one more outline of a course. It will at once be objected 
to, that it is not literature at all. So be it ; but it has 
the merit of recommending reading that will not do 
harm, and that will do good ; and that does not require 
Mr. Greeley's $10 a year, though it would admit of the 
use of much more ; and lastly, it affords a great breadth 
of reading that people will read, and more people, too, 
than can be induced to read anything else. 

COURSE. 

1. Subscribe for a year, paying each in advance, to a 
weekly paper, secular rather than religious, which gives 
a great and varied breadth of news. If you absolutely 
must have stories, take also^ not ijistead, a weekly story 
paper. The two which I recommend for this purpose 

are, I'he JVew York Weekly Tribune^ and 

. . . Take others if you prefer. 

2. Read the former of these regularly and carefully ; 
keep up with the current of events, so as to observe the 
succession of causes and effects, and new discoveries and 
suggestions in the history that every day is bringing to 
pass before you. In this age of telegraphs and steam, 
we may know the world as well as the village. 

3. When you come to anything that puzzles you, don't 
stop and work at it — that is, more than a little while ; 
but go and find somebody or something that will explain 



READINGS AND COURSES OF READING. 243 

it. Whether it is the name of some public man whose 
previous career you want to know, or the name of a 
country, or of a metal, or a machine, or a party, or a 
philosophy, or a principle that you are not sufficiently 
well informed about, makes little diiference. Fix deliber- 
ately on it, whatever it is, and then set to work to find 
out about it. Ask your father and mother. Get them 
to tell you about the person or thing, or to tell you where 
to read about it. Ask your employer ; ask other people 
in the shop ; I mean, always, so far as your acquaintance 
justifies you in asking. Ask the school-master or the 
school-mistress ; ask the minister. If you find that there 
is a book to be read, and that you can with propriety 
borrow it, borrow ; get it from a library if you can. And 
always, if there is a circulating library, or anything of 
that sort, belong to it. You will find, a little further on, 
how to make one that will do very well. If you find 
that there is nothing to be had about that subject, take 
another. 

4. Having begun thus, there is no end. Before you 
have acquainted yourself with one thing, a hundred more 
will turn up. Your difficulty will be to exclude things 
that you want to read about. For this 1 recommend a 
moderate degree of persistence, but not too exclusive de- 
votion to any one subject. That is, unless you come 
upon one that you particularly enjoy. Devote yourself 
to just as complete an acquaintance with that as you 
please. If you should even plan to master all that is 
known of it and then to carry human knowledge further 
in that direction, it is a noble and hopeful ambition. 
But you will be astonished to find how much has been 
put in books about most things. 

5. For recording your knowledge, Mr. Hale's plan will 
do very well. Begin with a small blank-book. You 
are much more likely to fill first a small one and then a 



244 THE BEST READING. 



large one, than a large one first. And if you fill neither, 
the small one wastes less. I do not recommend Todd's 
Index Rerum. 



Now comes the question, How to read ? I refer again 
to Bishop Potter's " Cautions and Counsels," for hints. 
Mr. Hale says the first rules are : " Do not read too 
much at a time ; stop when you are tired ; and, in what- 
ever way, make some review of what you read, even as 
you go along." The handiest way to do this is, when 
you have got through with any separate step in the argu- 
ment or separate statement or division of the book, to 
look off it and say over to yourself in careful words — not 
mere indistinct thoughts, but framed sentences — the sub- 
stance of that step or statement or division. Do the 
same for the chapters or larger divisions. And do the 
same with the book itself at last. If the book belongs 
to you (this is a suggestion of Mr. Hale's, and a habit of 
my own, too), whenever you come to something whose 
place you want to remember, note the page in pencil on 
a blank leaf at the end of the book, and one or two words 
to remind you what the subject is. . Choose these words 
carefully. 

These are plain hints; they are better than a more 
complex system ; if any peculiar modes of your own sug- 
gest themselves, try them ; one's own devices are often 
the best for such things. 

It is very often useful to read what the printers call 
the "front matter;" that is, the title-page, preface, or 
introduction, and table of contents. In reading the lat- 
ter take, first, the main divisions, and if you have a few 
minutes to spare, and they are clear, commit them to 
memory ; they will make a convenient frame on which to 
hang the contents of the book, and perhaps of other 
books, too. You will very likely forget them after a 



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time; but some neat classification or statement of 
thoughts will stick by you. 

When a new question comes before you, read both 
sides of it as well as you can, so as to preserve the judge's 
habit of mind rather than the lawyei-'s. Thus, for in- 
stance, on free-trade and protection, read, on the latter 
side, Mr. Greeley's book, and, if you can, the works of 
H. C. Carey; on the former, read Bastiat, Perry, and 
Mill. On the woman suffrage question, read Dr. Bush- 
nell's " Woman Suffrage" against, and J. S. Mill's " Sub- 
jection of Woman" for, and so on. This method, prop- 
erly followed, gives great soundness and good sense to 
one's habits of mind. 

A number of very good and nourishing books can be 
had in pocket editions, such as Bacon's Essays, Locke on 
the Understanding, etc. If you once get into the habit 
of having such a book about you, to use at odd times, 
you will be very likely to keep it up ; it is a capital 
method of economizing time and thought. Sometimes 
a larger book can be managed by buying a copy in sheets, 
and carrying it about, a sheet at a time. 

It is of the first importance to have as many good 
reference books at hand, while you are reading, as pos- 
sible. If you can have but one, have Webster's Diction- 
ary — the unabridged pictorial, if possible ; and, if not, 
the next largest edition you can afford. They range 
from that imperial quarto, down to a square 16mo, at 
about 50 cents. The second should be an atlas. Black's, 
Colton's, or Mitchell's. There are others, but being sold 
by subscription, they are practically not to be had. For 
three other reference books to come next, I recommend : 

1. Bartlett's Dictionary of Quotations. 

2. Hole and Wheeler's Brief Biographical Dictionary ; 
or Godwin's Cyclopedia of Biography. 

3. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates; or Putnam's " World's 
Prosrress." 



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Use these reference books as often as you can find an 
occasion to ; get into the habit of constantly using them. 
And use as many more reference books as you can 
afford. 



The physiology of reading includes a few hints about 
the USE OF THE EYES, timcs and seasons, and other ques- 
tions of a physical nature. There is no room for a trea- 
tise, hardly for a paragraph. 

Do not use your eyes before breakfast until you are 
twenty years old. All the system is relaxed then, and 
any exertion is unnatural and injurious. 

Do not read in a dim light, nor by a flickering light, 
nor by a light that shines into the eyes. The best light 
comes from above and behind the left shoulder. 

For those who have to read much a green shade over 
the eyes is a great economy of sight. Gas-light is of a 
harsh quality, and very hot. Besides, it is better not to 
deal with an irresponsible monopoly when you can help 
it. A far better light to read and study by is the still, 
soft, white light of the " German Student's Lamp.'* This 
lamp can be had for either kerosene or the finer vege- 
table oils. 

Learn to read whole words by their collective diagram 
or physiognomy on the paper. This is an immense relief 
to the eyes. One who has to read a great deal can read 
a good many books, not the hardest though — if printed 
in double columns or in a narrow page, not only by 
whole words, but a whole line at a time ; so that the eye, 
instead of skipping backward and forward thirty or forty 
times a page, moves, deliberately, straight down it. 
This is an additional economy of the eyes. Look no 
harder at the words than is necessary. By straining 
with an intense stare, one can tire out one's eyes very 
soon over the clearest print; while careful practice of 



READINGS AND COURSES OF READING. 247 

these rules will enable any one with a reasonably good 
pair of eyes, to read in the railroad cars all day long, 
without harm. In this case, however, two other pre- 
cautions are necessary : sit erect and free from the back 
of the seat, and do not let the arm that holds the book 
touch anything else. This keeps the book at the end of 
a long spring, viz. : the length of the body and arm 
together, which reduces the jar of the cars to a minimum. 
Here are three rules for reading, which Professor 
Whitaker, of Cambridge, gave to John Boyce, one of 
the translators of King James' Bible : 

1. Study, chiefly, standing or walking. / 

2. Never study at a window. L^ 

3. Never go to bed with cold feet. 

Those are sensible rules, in part. Variety of posture 
gives great relief, but I should say a sitting posture was 
best for the most part, with standing or walking for a 
variety. The second rule is against drafts of cold air. 
The third is an excellent rule for those who do not read, 
as well as those who do. 



Another notion which will be convenient for 'a great 
many people, is, to have two or three books going at the 
same time; one for hard work, perhaps, another for 
another kind of hard work, and a second (or a third) for 
amusement. But this will not do for everybody. Some 
would be in danger of devoting all their reading-time to 
the amusing book. Others are not of the sort that can 
change readily from subject to subject, and this method 
might bother them more than it helped them. It should 
not, therefore, be followed unless it is found to succeed 
well in practice. 

Owning Books. 
As with reading, so with owning books. Nobody 
can own them all. An English nobleman once offered 



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more than 111,000 for one volume, and he was rich 
enough to be able to afford it. But he set out to make 
a complete collection of the editions of the writings of 
Martial. In spite of his wealth, and his steady pursuit, 
he was thirty years in doing it. So, you may imagine — 
or figure up, if you prefer arithmetic — how many hun- 
dred years it would take to collect all the works that 
have been published. Hardly anybody can expect to 
own more than a very few. That is all the more reason 
why they should be wisely chosen. Fifty volumes of 
good books is no bad library. A certain learned man 
of ancient times, owned but four books. The famous 
I^eibnitz is said to have asserted that his library con- 
tained only these nine authors : Plato, Aristotle, Archime- 
des, Euclid, Plutarch, Sextus Empiricus, Pliny, Cicero, 
and Seneca. There is a ludicrous remark in one of 
Thackeray's novels, I believe, about some person whose 
library "consisted, chiefly, of old boots." Robert 
Southey's " List of a Gentleman's Necessary Library" has 
four more items than Leibnitz's ; does not include a single 
one of Leibnitz's ; and the old boots would make almost 
as good a library, for a good many "gentlemen," as 
either of them. This is Southey's list : Bible, Shakes- 
peare, Spenser's Faerie Queene, Sidney's Arcadia, Works 
of Sir Thos. Browne, Works of Rev. Cyril Jackson, 
Walton's Complete Angler, Clarendon's History, Milton, 
Chaucer, Jeremy Taylor, South's Sermon's, Fuller's 
Church History. Nearly all those are good books, no 
doubt ; but it is a fitter list for a superannuated clergy- 
man than for a man engaged in the work of the world. 

Private collections range all the way from the afore- 
said four volumes ; or, indeed, from one book up to a 
hundred thousand, or more. It is a strong scholar who 
can make full practical use of as many as twenty thou- 
sand volumes. For fifty thousand there must be a sepa- 



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rate building, and a librarian to take care of them. Five 
hundred volumes is as many as could well be accommo- 
dated in the majority of American families. Fifty books 
is a good deal more than American families will average. 
Probably they are as many as would be read in half of 
such families. A person with a Itirn for literature, and 
who can spend a little money in it, can get great comfort 
and advantage from a thousand or fifteen hundred well- 
chosen volumes. But it is best to read most of your 
books — except the strictly reference books, of course — or 
they make you ridiculous rather than respectable. 

It is impossible to go very far with a list of books of 
which the first shall be absolutely the best one book to 
own, the second the next best, and so on. After a very 
few items it becomes necessary to consider the prefer- 
ences of the owner; and, therefore, books of very differ- 
ent sorts are equally good. However, let us begin. It 
will be very safe to procure books as follows : 

1. The Bible. 2. Webster's Dictionary (the pictorial 
unabridged, if possible; if not, the largest edition you 
can afford). 3. Shakespeare. 

Thus far it is reasonably plain sailing, but now our 
troubles begin. 4. Cruden's Concordance is perhaps as 
good as any ; it is the best single help to Bible reading. 
Suppose that you have the means of borrowing a good 
deal of miscellaneous reading, from a public library or 
otherwise ; here is a short list of capital reference books, 
which are the best books to own in such a case : Haydn's 
Dictionary of Dates (or Putnam's World's Progress), Bart- 
lett's Dictionary of Quotations, Hole and Wheeler's Brief 
Biographies, Wheeler's Noted Names of Fiction, Walford's 
Men of the Time (pretty good for living foreign celebri- 
ties, but very poor for this country). That set of volumes 
contains, packed into a wonderfully small compass, a won- 
derful breadth of information, usually very correct. 



250 THE BEST READING. 



If you have no access to libraries, however, you may 
feel unable to own so many reference books, having, in- 
stead, to own books for reading or study, rather than 
books for reference. It is in selecting these that no uni- 
versal list can be made out. I shall, however, add three 
books to the four already fixed on, viz. : Bible, Webster, 
Shakespeare, Cruden. These are: 5. A history of the 
United States (Hildreth's, 6 vols., 8vo, is the best ; if you 
cannot aiford that, buy Willard's, in 1 vol., 8vo) ; and 
6. "Smith's Student's Hume," or Lossing's History of Eng- 
land, for the history of England. It would be very useful 
to own, besides, and to know thoroughly. V. Taylor's 
Manual of (ancient and modern) History. For 8, add 
Dana's excellent Household Book of Poetry ; and for 
additions to your poetical department, procure the com- 
plete poetical works of one or another of the poets whose 
writings you find that you enjoy in Dana's specimens. 

But if, instead of Poetry, you enjoy most researches 
and conclusions in Natural Science, get Humboldt's Cos- 
mos, and study that, through and through. 

Or, if you prefer, instead, political philosophy, get 
De Tocqueville's Democracy in America, and study it 
thoroughly. 

If prose fiction is your passion, by all means get a set 
of the Waverley Novels, and learn to enjoy them fully. 
They are the best English series of novels ; masterly in 
their kind ; and, moreover, they afford a thorough and 
decisive training in novel-reading. The reader who has 
intellect enough to enjoy Scott's novels, may rely safely 
on his judgment in that department. A novel that he 
likes, he may be certain has merit ; one that he dislikes, 
he may be sure is a poor novel. 

If Mental Philosophy be your passion, it will be safest 
— in my opinion, it is necessary — to read two books, at 
least, to begin with. One should be a master of one of 



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the later schools of metaphysical mental philosophy — Du- 
gald Stewart will do very well ; Brown is unsafe ; Reid 
is better than either; take Mill if you prefer him, or 
McCosh, or Noah Porter, though this last is not nearly so 
strong a specimen of the religious metaphysician as 
McCosh, who is a very keen and clear thinker. But 
whichever of these you select, read, after it, either Spurz- 
heim's Phrenology or Combe's Phrenology. You may 
or may not see cause to believe in their doctrine, that the 
head corresponds to the mind inside of it. But you will 
hardly care to reject their singularly clear and practical 
classification of the mental faculties. This can pei-fectly 
well be used in mental philosophy without the other. It 
is so obviously based on a congenital correspondence be- 
tween the mind of man and all the rest of the universe, 
that very few minds that once comprehend it will ever let 
it go. After your two first books, read in mental philoso- 
phy exactly what you wish ; but a good series to come 
next is the whole of Herbert Spencer, to be read, and 
clearly understood, and set down in brief abstracts of 
complete, carefully- worded sentences (not hints and half- 
spelled memorandums). The best general review of Phi- 
losophy is Lewes' Biographical History. 

But I am sliding back into Courses and Methods of 
Reading. I have said enough to show how difficult it 
must be — how out of the question, in fact, to give one 
single lot of even a dozen books which are the best dozen 
for everybody, because, long before the dozen is com- 
pleted, the preferences of the individual require to be 
considered. For the gratification of those, I must refer 
to the remainder of this little volume. I shall only say, 
in closing this chapter : 

Own all the books you can. 

Use all the books you own, and as many more as you 
can get. 



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See the hints about buying books, quoted at the end 
of the " Extracts," from " An Old Bookseller." They are 
very shrewd. 

Book Clubs.* 

In small towns, or large ones either, where there are no 
public libraries, or where there are libraries which (as is 
often the case) cannot satisfy the demand for books, a very 
fair substitute can be found in the establishment of a Book 
Chib. This is a set of about twenty persons (that is the 
most convenient number, and it is better to have two 
chibs of twenty than one of forty), who are organized for 
the purpose of obtaining good reading, somewhat as fol- 
lows : 

Somebody starts the club. This somebody must be 
willing to do a quantity of running about and enlistment 
work — a hateful job, but often necessary. Suppose it is 
a lady ; she had better begin — perhaps with the help of 
her minister, or any well-acquainted friend — by making j% 
list of thirty or forty people who will, perhaps, join. 
Most likely, half will refuse. If every one she asks con- 
sents, she stops at twenty or twenty-two. 

What does she say to her constituents ? She says — but 
in her own graceful and insinuating manner — in sub- 
stance, these things ; We want a book club. We can 
get a great many new books with very little trouble and 
expense. We put in four dollars apiece to begin with. 
That will serve us for a year ; for the next year,- we can 
pay another four dollars each, and add what our old books 
sell for, or we can keep down to thit figure and deduct 
from our payments what they sell for. I will be secretary, 
unless you prefer somebody else. We will meet and con- 
sult what magazines to take, if any ; ^r each may send 
me a list and I will consolidate it ; and, in like manner, 

* Most of the directions under this head are shaped from a paper of the 
same name, in a recent number of '• Old aid New." 



READING AND COURSES OP READING. 253 

we will decide what books to buy at once, and how much 
money to keep for new books as they appear ; or we can 
have a book committee to manage these matters. Then 
I will write to my booksellers, ordering the books, 
and they will come. I will put them in order for use, and 
will set them going among you. Books (each magazine 
number counts as a book) are to be given out and to go 
round in the order of the residences of the members. 
This order might be called the Club Round ; and should 
be so laid out that the secretary can start a book to mem- 
ber No. 1, who will keep it five days, according to law, and 
carry it to No. 2, who will do the same for No. 3, and so 
on, in such a manner that each shall have the shortest 
distance possible to go. The whole should lie in a sort 
of ring, so that the last can conveniently hand the book 
back to the secretary. Twenty members at five days 
apiece; it is evident that the club will be through with 
each book in a hundred days. It then remains with the 
secretary (unless some member wants it for a second 
reading) until the time comes for disposing of the old 
books, in readiness for the second year's business, or as 
the club may prefer. 

Twenty members at four dollars each will give eighty 
dollars to begin with. Suppose you decide (Miss Secre- 
tary) to " club" for ten of the best monthly and quarterly 
magazines, American and English. This will take half 
your money, or thereabouts. Allow ten dollars for print- 
ing lists (of which shortly), cover-paper, etc. ; and order 
fifteen dollars' worth of books. This will give you, as 
books run, perhaps ten volumes. When these books 
and magazines reach you, take stout brown paper and 
cover the books in a serviceable manner. Make paste- 
board covers, as neat as time and skill permit, for the 
magazines; without them, they will be but a ragged 
regiment when they have gone the rounds. These paste- 



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THE BEST READING. 



board covers can of course be used for successive num- 
bers. Then you paste inside of the cover of each book, 
a copy of the book-list, of which you have had a supply 
printed — say two hundred and fifty. The Putnams or 
others will do it for you, and send you the printed lists 

all ready, by mail, prepaid, for • for the 250 

copies, if you can't get it done any nearer home. This 
list has the rules at the top, and below a column for the 
names of the members, one for dates of books received 
by each, and one for dates of passing the books to the 
next in order. It will be as follows, except that instead 
of five names, there will be room for twenty-two, besides 
a little margin at foot : 

HARDREADING BOOK-CLUB LIST. 
This book may be kept five days. Each member 
will enter date of receiving and passing. Two cents 
fine for each day's detention beyond the time allowed. 
Those wishing a second reading will enter their 
names at the foot of the list. 



NAJttES. 


Received. 


Passed. 


Mary Arthur 

George Barnard 

Mrs. C. Chauncy 

Edw. Depew 

Dr. Jas. Farnsworth . 


Feb. 1,187 
" 6, 
" 11, 
" 16, 
" 21, 


Feb. 6,187 
" 11, 
" 16, 
" 21, 
" 26, 



2d Reading : Mary Arthur ; E. Depew. 
This list, filled as above, means that Miss Arthur got 
the book from the Secretary on Feb. 1st, the Secretary 
entering that date. Miss Arthur read it and passed it 
to Mr. Barnard, entering Feb. 6 opposite her name. Mr. 
Barnard in turn enters date of receipt, and then of 
passing to Mrs. Chauncy, and so on ; so that when the 
book gets round to the Secretary, each member has writ- 
ten in a date, or dates. Miss Arthur is to have it for a 



READING AND COURSES OF READING. 355 

second reading, and E, Depew after her ; then it goes to 
the Secretary for safe keeping until further orders. 

At the end of the year, sell the books and magazines 
by auction to the members, or to outsiders ; or dispose of 
them as the club may direct; collect the subscription 
for the new year, or more, if you can ; also the fines, of 
which you have kept a record ; renew your subscriptions, 
and begin again. And success attend^you. 

Newspapers and periodicals usually print lists of new 
publications, but they are not to be relied upon as being 
complete, as they often include only such books as have 
been advertised in each particular paper. 

There are, however, two or three bibliographical peri- 
odicals, which give full lists of new publications in the 
United States, and partial lists of those in Great Britain, 
besides advertisements, book notices, and miscellaneous 
literary matter of considerable service to librarians and 
book-readers. 

The oldest of these, Childs' Publisher's Circular, is 
now united with Leypoldt's Literary Bulletin, and issued 
weekly in New York, under the title of the Weekly 
Trade Circular. The American Bookseller's Guide, pub- 
lished monthly in New York, also gives lists of pub- 
lications and literary items. In addition to the above, 
G. P. Putnam & Sons, and many other booksellers, pub- 
lish a " Monthly Bulletin of New Publications," which 
contains the same lists of publications, and the most im- 
portant of the advertisements, and literary items. 

This Bulletin can be obtained without charge, or for 
payment of the postage only, by writing to the pub- 
lishers. 



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