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Galsworthy, John. The show; a drama in three acts. 1925. E 13776 The drama is intended as a direct, unsparing indictment of the law and its agencies as well as of the sensational press in their dealing with a of suicide or suspected foul play...The plot of "The Show" is very simple and the play has few tense or dramatic moments.-Daily News. Green, Paul. The Lord's will, and other Carolina plays. 1925. E 13789 Contents: The Lord's will.-Blackbeard.-Old Wash Lucas: the miser.-The no 'count boy.-The old man of Edenton.-The last of the Lowries.

Five of these one-act plays depict southern life and characters, another is a pirate play. "The no 'count boy" is for the Negro theater and is the best known of the collection. All are actable.

Essays

Goodspeed, Edgar J. Things seen and heard. 1925. E 15581

Contents: Things seen and heard.-The life of adventure. Do one and one make two?-The house of the mind.-The spirits of our sires.-The new barbarism.-Democracy delved into.-Arctic village life. A hilltop college.-Think, Abib!-The selfmade article.-Organized curiosity. The weekender.-Persons and things.

Dr. Goodspeed, Greek scholar and translator of the New Testament, says: "My academic orbit is not too rigid to permit an occasional deviation into the outer world." These "deviations" are charming essays, human, observant, and filled with mellow hu

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Description of various parts of the United States. Florida, old and new; the year-book of Florida, issued annually in the interest of all Florida, 1925-26. I 11628 Franck, Harry A. Roving through southI 12536 ern China. 1925.

A companion to "Wandering in Northern China," I 10673. It completes a study of the life, customs and habits of the Chinese, covering a period of several years. The author's knowledge of the language and his keen powers of observation combine to make this a most interesting account. Harper, Charles G. London, yesterday, today and to-morrow. 1925. I 12128

This is not a guide book and not a history, but to see London with Mr. Harper is to get a liberal education in history, romance, and antiquities. He has a tale for everything from the naming of her streets to her sculptured signs. Packard, Leonard O., and Sinnott, Charles P. Nations as neighbors; a textbook in geography for junior high schools and for classes of corresponding grades. 1925.

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BIOGRAPHY

Avery, Samuel Putnam. The Warren, Little, Lothrop, Park, Dix, Whitman, Fairchild, Platt, Wheeler, Lane and Avery pedigrees of Samuel Putnam Avery, 18471920. 1925. C 20170 Bradford, Gamaliel. Wives. 1925. C 19299 Contents: Confessions of a biographer.-Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.-Mrs. Benedict Arnold.-Theodosia Burr.-Mrs. James Madison.-Mrs. Jefferson Davis. Mrs. Benjamin F. Butler.-Mrs. James Gillespie Blaine.

Biographical sketches of the wives of famous Americans. All were loyal and loving wives, efficient administrators of bustling households, and good mothers.

Gardner. CARTER, MORRIS. Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court. 1925.

C 22048

This combines the memoirs of an interesting and eccentric woman with the story of the museum which she founded in Boston. Gordon, George A. My education and religion; an autobiography. 1925. C 22141 For forty years Dr. Gordon has been preaching at Old South Church, Boston. The autobiog raphy of his romantic career rises from an informal intimate style to heights of contemplative meditation revealing the man in moods of wisdom and humor.

Harris, Corra, (Mrs. L. H. Harris). As a 1925. woman thinks. C 22332

The life of the Circuit Rider's wife as determined by her thinking and believing. Short chapters give her thoughts and opinions from childhood to maturity on a variety of subjects in her usual chatty way and with the same clever turn to the sentences.

Hayes, Rutherford Birchard. Diary and letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, nineteenth president of the United States. 1922-1925. 4 v. C 22352

(The Ohio state archæological and historical society. Hayes series.)

Hedin, Sven. My life as an explorer; translated by Alfhild Huebsch. 1925. I 10627

No syllable is wasted and each sentence is as vibrant as the lilt of a Norse saga.-New York Times.

Jusserand. Souvenir record of testimonial dinner given in honor of the ambassador of France and Madame Jules Jean Jusserand, by the people of the city of Washington, January 10, 1925. 1925. C 22695 Marlowe. HOTSON, J. LESLIE. The death of Christopher Marlowe. 1925. C 23255

Dr. Hotson's interest in the genius of Marlowe has led him to an investigation of documents at the Public Record Office in London. The coroner's report reveals that the story of murder was sheer romance, but the truth offers a better story than the old legend.

Marshall, Thomas R. Recollections of
Thomas R. Marshall, vice-president and
Hoosier philosopher; a Hoosier_salad.
1925.
C 23261

It was genuine good fortune that permitted the memoirs of former Vice-President Marshall to be completed by his own hand only a few days before

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Bell, Kenneth, and Morgan, G. M., ed. The great historians; an anthology of British history arranged in chronological order. 1925. A 5431

Belloc, Hilaire. A history of England. v. 1. Pagan England.-Catholic England, pt. 1: The dark ages. 1925. A 5432

Here, then, we have a history that disturbs the conventions; for its basis is not primarily facts, but theory. That being the case, the historical critic finds himself in the unusual situation of criticizing, not the authenticity of statements, but the logical soundness of a theory.-Chicago Evening Post.

The visitations of Kent, taken in the years 1530-1 and 1574, ed. by W. Bruce Bannerman. 1923.

Benolte, Thomas, and Cooke, Robert.

*A 1069, 74 (The publications of the Harleian Society.) Bullard, Robert Lee. Personalities and reminiscences of the war. 1925. A 7272

Written with the same sense of friendly intimacy as Harbord's Leaves from a war diary, A 7271. General Bullard's account is of the troops which he commanded, showing how the American army grew and developed, their reaction and battles. This is an amazingly simple and candid record. Dansk Forfatterforening. kehuset. 1918.

Bogen om BakA 7950 A history of Bakkehuset, the home of the Rahbek family, where the literary celebrities of the nineteenth century used to gather. It has been set aside as a home for retired authors in charge of the Danish Authors' Association.

Diehl, Charles. History of the Byzantine empire; tr. from the French. 1925.

A 2633 Constitutes the best brief sketch of the general history of the Byzantine empire available in any language.-Saturday Review of Literature. Dyboski, Roman. Outlines of Polish history; a course of lectures delivered at King's College, University of London. 1925. A 7725

Covers the entire period of the Polish state from its rise in 962 to its deliverance in 1918 as a result of the World War.

Gay, George I. The Commission for Relief

in Belgium; statistical review of relief

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Kalaw, Teodoro M. The Philippine_revolution. 1925. B 7614

Nijhoff, Martinus, pub. The Hollanders in America; a choice collection of books, maps and pamflets relating to the early colonisation, voyages, exploration, etc. by the Hollanders, in different parts of North and South America. 1925. *O 3148

"In commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of New York by the Dutch." Parsons, Elsie Clews. The scalp ceremonial of Zuñi. 1924. K 20804, 31 (Memoirs of the American anthropological association.)

Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. Political and social history of the United States, 1829– 1925. 1925. B 5724

Companion to H. C. Hockett's Political and social history of the United States, 1492-1828. Woodburn, James Albert, and Moran, Thomas Francis. Introduction to American history. 1925. A 8025

Furnishes the European background which throws light upon the early history of the United States. Illinois Church, H. V. Illinois; history, geography, government. 1925. B 7653 Harvey, Daniel G. The Argyle settlement in history and story. 1924. B 7671

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Abdullah, Achmed. The swinging caravan.

1925.

F 10053

Contents: A gesture of no importance.-The

wife.Slit-eye. The gates of Tamerlane. Breat

dence.-Bred in the clay.-Most just among Mos-

lims. The rest is silence.-Victory.-Romance.-

Dutiful grief.

The atmosphere of the world's strange places,

the warmth and color of the east and the splendor

and mysticism associated with the Orient, together

with the piquant tales made rich by that very at-

mosphere, will give the stay-at-home...many a vi

carious thrill.-Chicago Evening Post.

Armstrong, Martin. At the sign of the

Goat and Compasses. 1925.

F 10674

The first novel by a young Englishman, who
writes with rare strength and irony of the tumultuous
emotions that lie under the tranquil surface of life
in the English village of Crome. Revolving around
the inn of the Goat and Compasses the drama of
life works itself out.

Čapek, Karel. Krakatit; tr. from the Bo-

hemian. 1925.

F 11656

A chemist discovers krakatit, an explosive power-

ful enough to wreck the world. Amazing adven-

tures result from his efforts to prevent the secret

from being wrested from him.

Chamberlain, George Agnew. The great

Van Suttart mystery. 1925.

F 11810

Christie, Agatha. The secret of Chimneys.

1925.

F 11954

Chimneys is an English country place where a

foreign prince is mysteriously shot, and where An-

thony Cade who loves adventure finds he has his

hands full in discovering the murderer.

Connor, Ralph, pseud. of Charles W. Gordon.

Treading the winepress. 1925. F 21335

A story of the late war which combines love and

adventure in Connor's pleasing style. The setting

is Nova Scotia.

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A good story of the Hudson Bay country writ
ten in a key of convincing realism.

Morley, Christopher. Thunder on the left. 1925. F 15521

Christopher Morley has written a strange and beautiful book-indeed, for sheer beauty and poign ancy it ranks with anything published on this side of the Atlantic in the memory of our generation.-New York Times.

O'Brien, Edward J., and Cournos, John, ed.
The best British short stories of 1925.
F 15752, 1925

Contents: Red hair, by Princess E. Bibesco.Fifty pounds, by A. E. Coppard.-Faithful Jenny Dove, by E. Farjeon.-Miss Wickers, by V. Garvin. -Poor man's inn, by R. Hughes.-Jimmy and the desperate woman, by D. H. Lawrence. The redemption of Madame Fradeau, by K. MacNichol.-The fox, by G. Manning-Sanders.-Picnic, by J. Metcalfe. The friend in need, by A. N. Monkhouse.-The quest, by M. Pickthall. The painted wagon, by T. F. Powys.-The escape of Saemundr, by W. Smith.-Storm, by L. A. G. Strong.-The enemy in ambush, by H. Walpole.-While 'Zekiel ploughed, by C. H. Warren.-The diamond, by E. L. G. Watson.-"Chanson triste," by A. W. Wells. Two masters, by A. Wheen.-The cage bird, by F. B. Young. The rapparee, by "Lynn Doyle."-Samhain, by D. Macardle.-The reaping race, by L. O'Fla herty.

Partridge, Bellamy. Cousins. 1925. F 16045

A story of a boy's "hard" life. His only relief from his family's "nagging" is playing with the waif Bubbles, planning vengeance on mean neighbors, and finally running away in his Dad's Ford. Like Brubaker's Danny (F 11403) and Tarkington's Penrod (F 11552) it will give most pleasure to the

grown-up.

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Strindberg, August. The confession of a fool; tr. from the Swedish. 1925. F 18458 A semi-autobiographical novel which tells story of Strindberg's first marriage. Suckow, Ruth. The odyssey of a nice girl. 1925. F 27610

A realistic picture of life in a small Iowa town which portrays a girl's life previous to her marriage. Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville. Sam in the suburbs. 1925. F 19710

Good comedy permeates this story in which Sam so disorganizes his wealthy uncle's office that he is sent to England to enter newspaper work. He is stranded in London, and moreover he has fallen in love with a lady's picture, so he proceeds to accumulate a variety of adventures.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S BOOKS

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A very attractive edition of this pioneer story, which was published several years ago. Byrde, Elsie, tr. and ed. The Polish fairy book; tr. and adapted from the Polish. 1925.

Poland claims to be the home of the fairies and these tales have all the elements of a good fairy story, beautiful princesses and princes, witches, dragons, mighty tasks to be performed before the beautiful maiden is won, and magic without end. Finger, Charles J. Tales from silver lands. 1924.

Folk tales from South America collected from native story-tellers and retold with simplicity and beauty. The illustrations in color and strong black and white are peculiarly effective.

Hearn, Lafcadio, and others. Japanese fairy tales. 1924.

A collection of very short fairy tales using new material and emphasizing quaint Japanese superstitions. There are four charming color plates by Gertrude Kay.

Hill, Helen, and Maxwell, Violet. and his coast guards. 1925.

Charlie

A third book of Charlie stories. Charlie has a wonderful summer vacation on the coast of Maine. He makes friends with Uncle Zeph and the coast guards and gets some valuable information about ships and sailors.

Holland, Rupert Sargent. Pirates of the Delaware. 1925.

Involved in this story of pirates who menaced the Delaware coast in 1793, are two French immigrants, a marquis and his daughter. With the assistance of Jared Lee, an American youth, they succeed in clearing up the mystery surrounding the identity of the robbers.

Horne, Richard Henry. King Penguin; a legend of the South Sea Isles. 1925.

(The little library.)

An account of Percy Johnstone who was lost on an island inhabited by penguins. How he repented betraying the generous king of these noble birds who had befriended him makes a happy ending to a very quaint tale.

Hudson, W. H. The disappointed squirrel, and other stories from "The book of a naturalist." 1925.

These stories give an interesting insight into the curious habits of various wild animals and birds.

Kauffman, Reginald Wright. Spanish dollars; being further passages from the memoirs of Nicholas Rowntree. 1925.

Sequel to The Ranger of the Susquehannock. Young Nicholas engages in the expedition of the colonies against Louisburg in 1745, and finds sufficient adventure and excitement to delight any boy reader.

Macdonald, George. A double story. 1924.

All the charm and poetry of the author's "At the back of the north wind" is retained in this fanciful story. Nicely illustrated in black and white.

Munroe, Kirk. The golden days of '49; a tale of the California Diggings. 1924.

An attractive reprint of a book published in 1889. It gives a true picture of the California rush and the characters who took part in the stampede West. Robinson, Mabel L. Little Lucia's island camp. 1924.

Little Lucia, her father, mother and brother spend the summer on Moon Island. Lucia has many adventures and learns many interesting things about the out-of-doors.

St. Nicholas. Salt-water stories; retold from St. Nicholas.

1925.

Contents: Tom Robbins, pilot, by J. T. Rowland. Some queer craft, by G. Kobbé.-The West Wind's last cruise, by F. H. Converse.-Old figureheads, by D. A. Willey. The wreck of the Markham, by E. F. Kimball. The viking ship, by J. O. Davidson. The new whistling-buoy, by C. A. Lawrence. -Aboard the Northern Light, by J. T. Trowbridge. A wreck and a rescue, by W. O. Stevens. -From ship to shore, by J. M. Ellicott.-Erasmus Small, surfman, by C. H. Claudy. The captain's story, by L. Lyndon.-Margery and the captain, by Anna A. Rogers.-Electric lights at sea, by J. O. Davidson.-Bonnie Jean, by N. W.-The Plimsoll mark, by J. M. Ellicott.-The gyroscope compass and repeater, by M. Lewis.

Heroic and daring adventures are portrayed in these tales. True data about ships and navigation are given, which will spur boys of twelve to fourteen to explore new fields of knowledge. Stacpoole, H. De Vere. Bird Cay.

1913.

Dick Bannister, an English boy, sets sail with one Captain Horn in search of hidden treasure, which they obtain in spite of danger of mutiny on the part of the crew.

Stedman, Douglas C. The story of Hereward, the champion of England. 1910.

Adventures of Hereward the outlaw who held the last spot of free English land before the invading Normans, and performed heroic deeds for England.

Stein, Evaleen. Pepin; a tale of Twelfth Night. 1924.

This story tells of the fate which befell a powerful and cruel baron who, contrary to the accepted custom, refused "God's share" of the Twelfth Night loaf to the first beggar who came to his door.

Tomlinson, Everett T. Scouting on Lake Champlain, the young rangers. 1925. (American scouting series.)

A new edition of The young rangers. Verdery, Eleanor. About Ellie at Sandacre. 1925.

"Sandacre" was the name of the house where Ellie, and Fran, and Gyp, and Obadiah the canary, and the kitten, and Nurse Matilda, and Mother and Father spent the summer.

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Esop's fables; illustrated by Charles Folkard. 1916.

Alcott, Louisa M. Little women (part 1); illustrated by M. E. Gray.

Costumes and interiors of the Civil War period are portrayed in twelve colored illustrations. Dulac, Edmund. Edmund Dulac's fairy book.

Edgeworth, Maria. Tales from Maria Edgeworth. 1903.

Contents: The orphans.-Lazy Lawrence.-The false key. Simple Susan.-The white pigeon.-Forgive and forget.-Waste not, want not; or, Two strings to your bow.-The mimic.-The barring out; or, Party spirit-The little merchants.-Tarlton.The basket-woman.

Numerous pen sketches characterized by quaintness and detail embellish these old tales.

Kingsley, Charles. The water-babies; a fairy tale for a land baby, with plates and illustrations by Arthur Dixon. 1908. Molesworth, Mrs. "Carrots," just a little boy. 1924.

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