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Chicago Public Library

Volume 5.

Book Bulletin

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September, 1915.

812 Dearborn Ave. 1135 Fullerton Ave. 58 W. Washington St. 224 S. Market St. 1545 W. Division St. 30 N. Dearborn St. 1501 S. Crawford Ave. 133 W. Washington St. 1241 Sedgwick St.

Secretary Librarian Assistant Librarian

Five thousand copies of the Book Bulletin are issued monthly, except in July and August, and are distributed free of charge in all departments of the Main Library and in all branches. Copies will be mailed to any address for twenty-five cents a year to cover postage.

An annual cumulated number is published in January of each year and is on sale at ten cents per copy.

No. 7.

Library Departments and Hours Circulating, Open Shelf and Registry Departments, third floor; open 9 a. m. to 8:30 p. m., closed on Sunday.

Reference Room and Public Card Catalogue, fourth floor, open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., Sundays and holidays 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.

Thomas Hughes Room for Young People, fourth floor, open 9:30 a. m. to 6 p. m., closed on Sunday. Art Room, fifth floor; open 9 a. m. to 5:30 p. m., closed on Sunday.

Patents and Bound Newspapers Room, first floor, Randolph street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 5:30 p. m., closed on Sunday.

Civics Room, first floor, Randolph street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.; closed on Sunday.

Reading Room for current magazines and newspapers, fourth floor, Randolph street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., Sundays and holidays 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.

Music Room and Foreign Room, fourth floor, Washington street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 8:30 p. m., closed on Sunday.

Choosing the Twenty-Fifth Book

Widespread interest in reading for boys has been inspired by the publication in the Chicago daily press of a list of twenty-four titles compiled in response to a request for a list of twenty-five books suitable for boys. The compiler left the title of the twenty-fifth book unnamed "because finality of choice would leave many cherished volumes out of the list of preferences."

Twenty-four of the twenty-five books making up the list comprise the following titles:

Mother Goose Rhymes.
Andersen's Fairy Tales.

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.
Perrault's Tales.

Pied Piper of Hamelin.
Rip Van Winkle.

Don Quixote.

Boutet de Monvel's Joan of Arc.
Hale's Man Without a Country.

Sir Thomas Malory's King Arthur

Stories. The Bible.

Jungle Book (Kipling).
Tom Brown's School Days.
Pyle's Men of Iron.
Robinson Crusoe.

Treasure Island.

Franklin's Autobiography.

Tom Sawyer.

Oliver Twist.

Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare.
Swiss Family Robinson.
Alcott's Little Women.

"Were boyhood days to come back," added the compiler, "and were it permitted to gather a shelf of twenty-five books in the light of present day experience and reflection, these are twentyfour that I would be glad to own, to read, and to treasure.

"Immersed in these, there would develop an understanding of what is best. in life, making for courage, fidelity, fortitude, honesty, humane conduct, tolerance, patience, sacrifice and perseverance, and assuring that savor which life yields

when it is given the great gifts of imagination, humor and artistic perception."

Prompted by the interest which the publication has created, the Chicago Tribune has invited its readers to name the missing title, asking "What book did he leave out? Address the Twenty-fifth Book Editor, The Tribune, Chicago."

Featuring a contest based on the twenty-fifth title, the Chicago American has offered three prizes for the three best answers giving reasons for the choice. The first prize offered is a set of the twenty-four books named above, plus the title named in the winning essay; second prize, ten books selected from the above list of titles; third prize, five books so chosen.

In the Herald's issue of August 27 appeared an interesting and suggestive editorial comment, substantially as follows:


The Librarian of the Chicago Public Library is a discreet man. Twenty-four out of twenty-five books "that all boys should read," he ventures to name. At the last he sagaciously hesitates lest injury be done "to many cherished volumes."


Well may he pause in even so engaging a task as this of raking over the pleasant memories of childhood and youth. twenty-five books that all boys should read! What a host of recollections does such a sentence call forth. What temerity would be needed to pronounce upon the twentyfifth! A veritable army would arise to defend the good name of the old favorites culled from all the literatures.

The librarian was frankly personal in his selection and because he followed his own good taste his list is hard to assail. Other friends of youth would elect from their own past pleasures other volumes which were not included in the sacred twenty-four until shelves much more spacious than that designed for President Elliot's five-foot library would be necessary to contain the treasures. Uncle Remus would demand a home for "Brer Rabbit, Mis' Meadows and de Gals," and surely none of those millions of boys who were nurtured under the spell of the old negro's tales would say him nay.

smartly, cap in hand, could any boy be sober enough to refuse hospitality? Uncas, the Last of the Mohicans, would appear coming quietly out of his pristine forest, strong and as noble as the upright trees so familiar to him. Uncas could not be gainsaid.

To those of the older generation the wise old slave Aesop would announce himself with his unforgettable fables. What boy could do without Aesop? Gulliver's marvelous Travels are not to be dispensed with if boyhood's imagination is to be rich and fruitful. "The Three Musketeers" purvey romance and adventure too thrilling for oblivion. "Westward Ho," "Scottish Chiefs," "Two Years Before the Mast"-the list grows prodigiously like Jack's beanstalk. Wisely, indeed, did the librarian surrender to doubt. Many cherished volumes spurned, might have proved his undoing.

A Circulating Document Collection

A collection of Circulating Documents has been in use since April 1st, and numbers about 1,000 titles, with almost daily additions of new and fresh material.

This collection is an adjunct to the regular reference document set in the Civics and Documents Department, and is made up of duplicates received from time to time, and prepared for convenient handling.

The volumes are issued from that department on the regular borrowers' cards, and may be kept for a period of two weeks and renewed for two more. Among the many topics represented are the following, chosen at random:

Arbor Day.
Canning clubs.
Chicago govern-

Child welfare.
Civics courses for

Cook County gov-

Farm business.
Fire prevention.
Foods and their
Foot-and-mouth dis-

Then Alice would skip lighty up from her place in Wonderland. Who would have the heart to exclude gentle Alice and the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts? Or if the breezy Mr. Midshipman Easy walked up Forestry.


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Books Added to the Library

Books marked do not circulate; those with the letter P are in the Art room, and those marked Doc. are in the Document department. *Ser. represents serials which do not circulate.

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Arranged according to the system contained in ""City planning; a comprehensive analysis,' published in 1913 by the Harvard University press and prepared by the writer in collaboration with Professor James Sturgis Pray."

Pittsburgh. Carnegie Library. Illustrated editions of children's books; a selected list. 1915. *O 1877 Springfield (Mass.) City Library Association. Aids in drawing and design for teachers and students. 1914. *O 2015 U. S. Library of Congress. Division of Manuscripts. Calendar of the correspondence of George Washington, commander in chief of the Continental army, with the officers. Prepared from the original manuscripts in the Library of Congress by John C. Fitzpatrick. 1915. 4 v.

*O 2147, 2 Worcester (Mass.) Free Public Library. A Catholic book-list of works in the Free Public Library, Worcester, Mass.


*O 2251

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Contents: 1. German philosophy: the two worlds. 2. German moral and political philospohy. 3. The Germanic philosophy of history. Höffding, H. Modern philosophers, lectures delivered at the University of Copenhagen during the autumn of 1902, and Lectures on Bergson, delivered in 1913. 1915. L 10082

Contents: 1. Modern philosophers: First group. Objective-systematic tendency: 1. Wilhelm Wundt. 2. Roberto Ardigó. 3. Francis Herbert Bradley. 4. Alfred Fouillée and contemporary French philos ophy. Second group. Epistemologico-biological tendency: 1. Philosopher-scientists. 2. The natural history of problems. Third group. The philosophy of value: 1. Jean Marie Guyau. 2. Friedrich Nietzsche. 3. Rudolf Eucken. 4. William James.-II. Lectures on Bergson.

Mead, G. R. S. Quests old and new. 1913. L 10080

Contents: The way of the spirit in ancient China. -The doctrine of the true man in ancient Chinese mystical philosophy.-Spiritual reality in progressive Buddhism.-The ideal life in progressive Buddhism. -Some features of Buddhist psychology.-The_doctrine of reincarnation ethically considered.-Some mystical experiments on the frontiers of early Christendom.-The meaning of Gnosis in the higher forms of Hellenistic religion.-'The book of the hidden mysteries' by Hierotheos.-The rising psychic tide.-Vaihinger's philosophy of the 'as if.'-Bergson's intuitionism.-Eucken's activism.

Nettleship, R. L. Lectures on the Republic of Plato. 1901. *L 3106 Webb, C. C. J. A history of philosophy. 1915. L 10037 (Home university library of modern knowledge, No. 96).

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Hibben, J. G. Logic, deductive and inductive. 1905. L 11018

Ethics, Conduct of Life Bosanquet, B. The civilization of Christendom, and other studies. 1893. L 12642 (The ethical library).

Contents: Future of religious observance.Some thoughts on the transition from paganism to Christianity.-The civilization of Christendom.Old problems under new names.-Are we agnostics? -The communication of moral ideas as a function of an ethical society.-Right and wrong in feeling.Training in enjoyment.-Luxury and refinement. The antithesis between individualism and socialism philosophically considered.-Liberty and legislation. Cabot, R. C. Prescriptions, to be taken immediately, to be taken for life; a collection of extracts from Dr. Richard C. Cabot's "What men live by." 1915.

L 12644 Friswell, J. H. The gentle life; essays in aid of the formation of character. 1866. L 12650 2v. Rashdall, H. Is conscience an emotion? three lectures on recent ethical theories. 1914. L 12668 (Raymond F. West memorial lectures). Contents: Moral reason or moral sense?-The morality of savages.-Value or satisfaction? Wilson, T. W. When a man comes to himself. 1915. L 12676

tion; five lectures delivered at St. Paul's cathedral, London. 1914. M 8767

(The Macmillan standard library). Holmes, J. H. Is death the end? being a statement of the arguments for immortality; a justification, from the standpoint of modern scientific and philosophic thought, of the immortal hope; and a consideration of the conditions of immortality and their relation to the facts and problems of present human existence. 1915. M 9188 Troward, T. The Doré lectures. Sunday addresses at the Doré Gallery, London, given in connection with the higher thought centre. 1915.

(The Edinburgh lecture series).

M 4224

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Bible. O. T. Selections. English. The
songs, hymns, and prayers of the Old
Testament. 1914.
M 6625

(The student's Old Testament). "Selected bibliography": p. 303-804; "Important English version of the Psalms": p. 305. Crafts, W. F., ed. Bible stories and poems; from creation to the captivity, endorsed by Union Bible Selections Committee. 1914. L 10679

Bound with his: Bible in schools plans of many lands. 1914.

Dearness, W. A restoration of the drama of Canticles, with copious notes, also, an essay on The calf cult of northern Israel. 1911. M 6637 Mann, N. M. The evolution of a great literature; natural history of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. 1906. M 6319 Ramsay, Sir W. M. Cities of St. Paul. M 2668 Schenck, F. S. The oratory and poetry of the Bible. 1915.


M 6353

Soares, T. G. Heroes of Israel; a teacher's manual to be used in connection with the student's textbook. 1913. M 6279

(Constructive Bible studies, Elementary series).

Doctrinal Theology


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Aveling, F. The God of philosophy. 1914.
M 8595
Hodges, G. The cross and passion; Good
M 7096
Friday addresses. 1915.
Pike, G. R. The divine drama; the mani-
festation of God in the universe. 1898.
M 9736

Woodbridge, W. W. That something.


Religion, Theology

Church, R. W. Christianity and civiliza

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L 12363

Contents: What is justice?-The ultimate basis of social conflict.-The principle of self-centered appreciation commonly. called self-interest.-The forms of human conflict.-Economic competition. -How ought wealth to be distributed?-How much is a man worth? Interest.-Socialism and the present unrest.-Constructive democracy.-The single tax. The question of inheritance.-The question of monopoly.-The cure for poverty. The responsibility of the rich for the condition of the poor. Social service.-How ought the burdens of taxation to be distributed?

Davis, P. and Kroll, G. Street-land; its little people and big problems. 1915.

L 7527 1915. L 12366 "This volume contains the substance of a course of lectures delivered in Baltimore in February and March, 1915, under the auspices of the Social Service Corporation."

Devine, E. T. The normal life.

Ellwood, C. A. The social problem; a constructive analysis. L 12367


(The citizen's library of economics, politics and sociology-new series). Keller, A. G. Societal evolution; a study of the evolutionary basis of the science of society. 1915.

L 12375

Property and contract in their

relations to the distribution of wealth.

(The national social science series). Durand, E. D. The trust problem.

1915. L 7947

Reprinted from the Quarterly journal of eco


Henderson, E. H., ed. Federal antitrust laws; annotated by Elias H. Henderson. Civics Dept.


Taxation, Tariff

American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia. Readjustments in taxation. 1915.

L 7194

(Its Annals. vol. LVIII, whole no. 147). Taussig, F. W. Some aspects of the tariff question. 1915. L 6587, 12

(Harvard economic studies).

"The inquiries whose results are here given have extended over more than a quarter of a century, and I have utilized in this book portions of vari ous papers published at intervals during the period." Public Utilities Conference of American Mayors, Philadelphia, 1914. Proceedings of the Conference of American mayors on public policies as to municipal utilities. 1915.

L 11897

(The annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. vol. LVII; whole no. 146).

Hayes, H. V. Public utilities; their fair present value and return.

1915. L 11950, 2 "Intended to supplement a previous study" (Public utilities; their cost new and depreciation. 1913).


Labriola, A. Essays on the materialistic L 8994 conception of history. 1908.

Contents: In memory of the communist manifesto.-Historical materialism.

Sears, C. E., comp. Bronson Alcott's Fruitlands, with Transcendental wild oats, by Louisa M. Alcott. 1915.

L 8993 Walling, W. E., ed. The socialists and the war; a documentary statement of the position of the socialists of all countries;

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