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Morice, Adrien Gabriel. historique des Canadiens et des Métis français de l'Ouest. Québec, Garneau, 1908. 329 p. 23cm. $2.

920.071 Allaire, Jean Baptiste Arthur. Dictionnaire biographique du clergé canadienfrançais. St.-Hyacinthe (Québec) Impr. de "La Tribune," 1908-12. 4. $5. 920.071 CHINESE

Giles, Herbert Allen. A Chinese biographical dictionary. Lond. Quaritch, 1898. 1022 p. 25cm. £2 2s. 920.051 The China year book, 1913-16, contains a Who's who in China.

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Aa, Anton Jacobus van der. Biografisch woordenboek der Nederlander. Nieuwe uitgaaf. Haarlem, Brederode, 1852-78. 21v. 22cm. about $23. 920.0492

Nieuw nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek, onder redactie van P. C. Molhuysen en P. J. Blok. Leiden, Sijthoff, 1911-14. v. 1-3. 10 fl. per vol. 920.0492

Each volume is arranged alphabetically, and the latest volume has a cumulated index to all volumes so far published. Adequate articles, bibliographies. "Wie is dat?" 1902. Biografische naamlijst, welke de vraag "Wie is dat?" beantwoordt met mededeeling omtrent levensloop, werken enz. Ten opzichte van alle landgenooten, die door ambt of bediening, beoefening van kunst of wetenschap op den voorgrond treden, in dagblad of tijdschrift genoemd worden, of van zich doen hooren. Amsterdam, Uitgevers-maatschappij "Vivat" [1902]. 520 p. 20cm. 2.90 fl.

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There is unfortunately no French dictionary of national biography as yet. A Paris firm, Letouzey et Compagnie, has announced the preparation of such a dictionary and this, if it is of the same grade and on the same scale as the religious encyclopedias issued by the same firm, (see Baudrillart, Cabrol, etc., under Religion, p. 56) will be of the first importance. No parts of the projected work have yet been published. For French biography, then, recourse must be had to the general French encyclopedias, to the general biographical dictionaries of French origin, such as Hoefer and Michaud, and to the French local biographical dictionaries which, fortunately, are numerous although not all up to date. Lists of these local or regional dictionaries are given in La grande encyclopédie 6: 894–95, and in Stein's Manuel de bibliographie p. 501-07. The following more special works are also of importance:

Haag, Eugène. La France protestante; ou, Vies des protestants français qui se sont fait un nom dans l'histoire depuis les premiers temps de la réformation jusqu'à la reconnaissance du principe de la liberté des cultes par l'Assemblée nationale. Paris, Genève, Cherbuliez, 1846--59. 10 v. 24cm. 920.044 There is a later edition of which only v. 1-6 were ever published.

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Robert, Adolphe. Dictionnaire des parlementaires français, comprenant tous les membres des assemblées françaises et tous les ministres français depuis le 1er mai 1789 jusqu'au 1er mai 1889. Publié sous la direction de MM. Adolphe Robert, Edgar Bourloton & Gaston Cougny. Paris, Bourloton, 1891. 5 v. illus. 25cm. 60 fr.

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Samuel, René Claude Louis. Les parlementaires francais, dictionnaire biograph

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Contents: v. 1-45, A-Z; v. 46-55, Nachträge bis 1899, Andr-Z; Nachtrag A-W, A-Z; v. 56, General register.

Long signed biographies by specialists; bibliogra phies. As the work is now in four alphabets the general index in v. 56 should always be used to locate an article.

Biographisches jahrbuch und deutscher nekrolog, 1896-1911; herausg. von Anton Bettelheim. Berl. Reimer, 1897-1914.*

v. 1-16. 25cm. 14 m. per vol.

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"This is a carefully compiled summary of facts and dates relating to British administrations and soldiers who have served in India, statesmen who have had to do with Indian affairs, and natives who have achieved distinction. The notices are neutral in tone, and the volume seems in every way well calculated to serve as a book of reference." Spectator, Dec. 23, 1905.

Lethbridge, Sir Roper. The golden book of India; a genealogical and biographical dictionary of the ruling princes, chiefs, nobles, and other personages, titled or decorated, of the Indian empire, with an appendix for Ceylon. Lond. Low, 1900. 366 p. 25cm. 10s. 6d. 920.054

Who's who in India, containing lives and portraits of ruling chiefs, nobles, titled personages and other eminent Indians. Popular ed. Lucknow, Newul Kishore press, 1911. 1610 p. por. 25cm. Sold by Luzac, 22s. 920.054

Contains eight separate biographical lists, arranged by states and provinces, each list arranged in gen eral order of precedence, not alphabetically. General alphabetical index at end. Many portraits.

Supplement, 1912. Lucknow, NewulKishore press [1913] 195 p. por. 4s. 6d.

ITALIAN

Chi è? Annuario biografico italiano con cenni sommari delle persone più note del parlamento, dell' esercito, dell' armata, della magistratura, del clero, delle pubbliche amministrazioni, dell' insegnamento, della letteratura, dell' arte, dell' industria e del commercio. Roma, Romagna, e c. 1908. 278 p. 19cm. 2 L. Stechert $1. 920.045

JAPANESE

Who's who in Japan, 1912-15, by Shunjiro Kurita. Tokyo, Who's who off. 191215.* v. 1-3. 19cm 920.052

Stechert, $3.50 each.

In English, on the general plan of the English Who's who. A few small portraits in text.

The Japan year book, 1906-15, contains a "Who's who in Japan."

NORWEGIAN CONTEMPORARY

Hvem er hvem? Haanbok over samtige norske mænd og kvinder, uitgivet av Chr. Brinchmann, Anders Daae, K. V. Hammer. Kristiania, Aschehoug, 1912. 291 p. 19cm. 920.0481

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Biografiskt lexikon öfver namnkunnige svenske män. Ny reviderad upplaga. Stockholm, Beijers, 1874. 23 v. 21cm. 920.0485 Continued by the following:

Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Ny följd. Örebro, N. M. Lindhs boktryckeri, 18571907. 10 v. 21cm. 920.0485

Vol. 7-9 published Stockholm, F. & G. Beijers förlag; v. 10, Beijers bokförlagsaktiebolag.

Hofberg, Herman. Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon; alfabetiskt ordnade lefnadsteckningar af sveriges namnkunniga män och kvinnor från reformationen till nuvarande tid. Ny upplaga. Stockholm, Bonnier, 1906. 2 v. llus. 23em. 8.50 kr. 920.0485

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Parker, John. Who's who in the theatre; a biographical record of the contemporary stage. 3d ed. rev. Lond. Pitman. 1916. 1012 p. 94 p. 10s. 6d. 20cm. 927.92 Fairly detailed biographies of persons connected in any way with modern drama, including actors, actresses, dramatists, composers, critics, managers, scenic artists, historians and biographers. In three sections: (1) English, Colonial and American biographies, (2) Continental biographies, (3) Miscellaneous lists, e. g. genealogies of famous theatrical families, dramatic critics, dramatic and musical obituary, etc.

Rasi, Luigi. I comici italiani, biografia, bibliografia, iconografia. Firenze, Bocca, 1897-1905. 2 v. illus. pl. ports., facsims. 27cm. 927.92

ARMY AND NAVY Cullum, George Washington. Biographical register of the officers and graduates of the U. S. military academy at West Point, N. Y., from its establishment in

1802, to 1890. 3d ed., rev. and extended. Bost. Houghton, 1891-1910. 5 v. 24cm

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v. 4 has title: Biographical register of the officers and graduates of the U. S. military academy. Supplement, 1890-1900, ed. by E. S. Holden. Cambridge, Riverside press, 1901.

v. 5 has title: Biographical register of the officers and graduates of the U. S. military academy. Supplement, 1900-1910, ed. by Lieut. Charles Braden. Saginaw, Mich., Seemann & Peters, printers, 1910. Contains 4,935 biographies.

Heitman, Francis Bernard. Historical register of officers of the continental army during the war of the revolution, April, 1775, to December, 1783. New, rev., and enl. ed. Wash. Rare book shop pub. co., 1914. 685 p. 25cm. $10.

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- Historical register and dictionary of the United States army, from its organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903. Published under act of Congress approved March 2, 1903. Wash. Govt. print. off., 1903. 2 v. 26cm. (57th Cong., 2d sess. House. Doc. no. 446) $2. 923.57

Powell, William Henry. List of officers of the army of the United States from 1779-1900, embracing a register of all appointments in the volunteer service during the civil war and of volunteer officers in the service of the United States June 1, 1900, comp. from the official records. N. Y. Hamersly, 1900. 863 p. $10. 923.57

A list of officers, 1779-1815, is arranged by years, then follows the army list, 1815 to 1900, which is arranged alphabetically by names, a list of officers of volunteers, general officers of the Revolution, etc., also dates of certain wars, campaigns, etc. Known also as the United States army list.

Officers of the army and navy (volunteer) who served in the civil war. Phil. Hamersly, 1893. 419 p. incl. port. 32cm. 923.57

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-and Shippen, Edward. Officers of the army and navy (regular) who served in the civil war. Phil. Hamersly, 1892. 487 p. illus. (ports.) 32cm. o. p. 923.57

The Adjutant-general issues an annual Official army register (35 cts.) Practically the same information will also be found in the Official register or Blue book.

Callahan, Edward W. List of officers of the navy of the United States and of the

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tors. Names of living artists are included; there are good bibliographies and the longer articles are signed. The most complete and authoritative dictionary of artists.

The following titles are of more limited scope, including artists of a given country, period, or kind, i. e., painters, sculptors,

etc.

Bradley, John William. Dictionary of miniaturists, illuminators, calligraphers, and copyists, with references to their works, and notices of their patrons, from the establishment of Christianity to the eighteenth century. Lond. Quaritch, 188789. 3 v. 23cm. 927

Forrer, L. Biographical dictionary of medallists; coin, gem, and seal-engravers, mint-masters, etc., ancient and modern, with references to their works B. C. 500A. D. 1900. Lond. Spink, 1902-12. front. (port.) illus. 24cm.

v. 1-5. 927

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James, Ralph N. Painters and their works: a dictionary of great artists who are not now alive, giving their names, lives, and the prices paid for their works at auctions. Lond. Gill, 1896-97. 3 v. fronts., facsims. 19cm. 45s. 927

Lami, Stanislas. Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école française du moyen âge au règne de Louis XIV. Paris, Champion, 1898. 581 p. 28cm. 15 fr. 927

Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école française sous le règne de Louis XIV. Paris, Champion, 1896. 504 p. 28cm. 15 fr. 927

- Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école française au 18eme siècle. Paris, Champion, 1910-11. 2 v. 28cm. 30 fr.

927 - Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école

française au 19eme siècle. Paris, Champion, 1914. v. 1-2. 28cm. 15 fr. per vol. 927 Strickland, Walter G. Dictionary of Irish artists. Dublin, Maunsel, 1913. 2 v. 30s. 927

Good biographies containing many facts not found in the more general dictionaries of artists. Index. Appendix to v. 2 gives a history of art institutions of Ireland.

Waters, Mrs. Clara (Erskine) Clement. Painters, sculptors, architects, engravers, and their works; a handbook. 13th ed. Bost. Houghton, 1893 [ 73-81]. 681 p. il. 20cm. $3. 927 Living artists are not included. Sketches are very brief.

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The French edition is later than the Italian and contains more names; while the Italian edition includes some names omitted from the French edition. Not now up to date.

- Dictionnaire international des écrivains du monde latin. Rome, Chez l'auteur, 1905-06. 1506 p., 254 p. 25cm. 928 Includes contemporary writers of the Latin nations, especially full in Italian names. Contains supplement of 254 pages, separately paged.

Bornmüller, Franz. Biographisches schriftsteller-lexicon der gegenwart. Lpz. Bibliographisches institut, 1882. 800 p. 19cm. $2.

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Gives brief biographies of authors of all countries; not strictly limited to living writers.

Warner's Library of the world's best literature contains biographic and critical sketches of authors of all countries and times.

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN Allibone, Samuel Austin. Critical dictionary of English literature and British and American authors. 5 v. 928.2

For full description see under Literature-English. Cousin, John W. Short biographical dictionary of English literature. Lond. Dent, N. Y. Dutton, [1912]. 455 p. 17cm. (Everyman's library, Reference.) 1s. 40 cts; lib. binding 1s. 6d. 50 cts. 928.2

AMERICAN

Adams, Oscar Fay. Dictionary of American authors. 5th ed. rev. and enl. Bost. Houghton, 1905 [ 1884-1904] 587 p. 21cm. $3.50. 928.1

Brief accounts of authors, including dates, biographic and critical facts, and list of works. There is a supplement of 146 p. containing more than 2800 additional names. This is about 1300 more names than in the supplement to the 4th edition.

The Library of southern literature contains many biographies of Southern writers throughout the set, and vol. 25 of the work is a special biographical dictionary which includes both independent articles and references to the biographical sketches in the set.

ENGLISH

Adams, Oscar Fay. Brief handbook of English authors. 6th ed. enl. Bost. Houghton, 1892 [83] 175 p. 18cm. 75 cts. 928.2

A concise handbook giving the briefest possible sketches of authors with lists of their writings. Sharp, Robert Farquharson. Dictionary of English authors. New ed. rev. with an appendix. Lond. Paul, 1904. 363 p. 20cm. 7s 6d. 928.2

DUTCH

Frederiks, Johannes Godefridus. Biografisch woordenboek der Noord- en Zuidnederlandsche letterkunde. 2. omgewerkte druk. Amsterdam, Veen (1888–92] 918 p. 23cm. 928.393

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