BY G.A. HENTY.
"Mr. Henty is one of our most successful writers of historical tales."—Scotsman.
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Through the Fray: A Story of the Luddite Riots. By G.A. Henty. With 12 full-page Illustrations by H.M. Paget. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"Mr. Henty inspires a love and admiration for straightforwardness, truth, and courage. This is one of the best of the many good books Mr. Henty has produced, and deserves to be classed with his Facing Death."—Standard.
"The interest of the story never flags. Were we to propose a competition for the best list of novel writers for boys we have little doubt that Mr. Henty's name would stand first."—Journal of Education.
"This story is told in Mr. Henty's own easy and often graphic style. There is no 'padding' in the book, and its teaching is, that we have enemies within as well as without, and therefore the power of self-control is a quality that should be striven after by every 'true' boy."—Educational Times.
Under Drake's Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main. By G.A. Henty. Illustrated by 12 full-page Pictures by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"There is not a dull chapter, nor, indeed, a dull page in the hook; but the author has so carefully worked up his subject that the exciting deeds of his heroes are never incongruous or absurd."—Observer.
"Just such a book, indeed, as the youth of this maritime country are likely to prize highly."—Daily Telegraph.
"A book of adventure, where the hero meets with experience enough one would think to turn his hair gray."—Harper's Monthly Magazine.
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BY PROFESSOR A.J. CHURCH.
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Two Thousand Years Ago: Or, The Adventures of a Roman Boy. By Professor A.J. Church. With 12 full-page Illustrations by Adrien Marie. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"Adventures well worth the telling. The book is extremely entertaining as well as useful, and there is a wonderful freshness in the Roman scenes and characters."—The Times.
"Entertaining in the highest degree from beginning to end, and full of adventure which is all the livelier for its close connection with history."—Spectator.
"We know of no book which will do more to make the Romans of that day live again for the English reader."—Guardian.
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Robinson Crusoe. By Daniel Defoe. Illustrated by above 100 Pictures by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"One of the best issues, if not absolutely the best, of Defoe's work which has ever appeared."—The Standard.
"The best edition I have come across for years. If you know a boy who has not a 'Robinson Crusoe,' just glance at any one of these hundred illustrations, and you will go no further afield in search of a present for him."—Truth.
BY GEORGE MANVILLE FENN.
"Mr. Fenn is in the front rank of writers of stories for boys."—Liverpool Mercury.
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Quicksilver: Or a Boy with no Skid to his Wheel. By George Manville Fenn. With 10 full-page Illustrations by Frank Dadd. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"Quicksilver is little short of an inspiration. In it that prince of story-writers for boys—George Manville Fenn—has surpassed himself. It is an ideal book for a boy's library."—Practical Teacher.
"The story is capitally told, it abounds in graphic and well-described scenes, and it has an excellent and manly tone throughout."—The Guardian.
"This is one of Mr. Fenn's happiest efforts, and deserves to be read and re-read by every school-boy in the land. We are not exaggerating when we say that Quicksilver has nothing to equal it this season."—Teacher's Aid.
Dick o' the Fens: A Romance of the Great East Swamp. By G. Manville Fenn. With 12 full-page Illustrations by Frank Dadd. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"We conscientiously believe that boys will find it capital reading. It is full of incident and mystery, and the mystery is kept up to the last moment. It is rich in effective local colouring; and it has a historical interest."—Times.
"We have not of late come across a historical fiction, whether intended for boys or for men, which deserves to be so heartily and unreservedly praised as regards plot, incidents, and spirit as Dick o' the Fens. It is its author's masterpiece as yet."—Spectator.
Devon Boys: A Tale of the North Shore. By G. Manville Fenn. With 12 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"An admirable story, as remarkable for the individuality of its young heroes as for the excellent descriptions of coast scenery and life in North Devon. It is one of the best books we have seen this season."—Athenaeum.
"We do not know that Mr. Fenn has ever reached a higher level than he has in Devon Boys. It must be put in the very front rank of Christmas books."—Spectator.
Brownsmith's Boy: A Romance in a Garden. By G. Manville Fenn. With 12 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"Mr. Fenn's books are among the best, if not altogether the best, of the stories for boys. Mr. Fenn is at his best in Brownsmith's Boy."—Pictorial World.
"Brownsmith's Boy must rank among the few undeniably good boys' books. He will be a very dull boy indeed who lays it down without wishing that it had gone on for at least 100 pages more."—North British Mail.
In the King's Name: Or the Cruise of the Kestrel. By G. Manville Fenn. Illustrated by 12 full-page Pictures by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"A capital boys' story, full of incident and adventure, and told in the lively style in which Mr. Fenn is such an adept."—Globe.
"The best of all Mr. Fenn's productions in this field. It has the great quality of always 'moving on,' adventure following adventure in constant succession."—Daily News.
BY GEORGE MANVILLE FENN.
"Our boys know Mr. Fenn well, his stories having won for him a foremost place in their estimation."—Pall Mall Gazette.
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Bunyip Land: The Story of a Wild Journey in New Guinea. By G. Manville Fenn. With 12 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"Mr. Fenn deserves the thanks of everybody for Bunyip Land, and we may venture to promise that a quiet week may be reckoned on whilst the youngsters have such fascinating literature provided for their evenings' amusement."—Spectator.
"One of the best tales of adventure produced by any living writer, combining the inventiveness of Jules Verne, and the solidity of character and earnestness of spirit which have made the English victorious in so many fields."—Daily Chronicle.
The Golden Magnet: A Tale of the Land of the Incas. By G. Manville Fenn. Illustrated by 12 full-page Pictures by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"This is, we think, the best boys' book Mr. Fenn has produced.... The Illustrations are perfect in their way."—Globe.
"There could be no more welcome present for a boy. There is not a dull page in the book, and many will be read with breathless interest. 'The Golden Magnet' is, of course, the same one that attracted Raleigh and the heroes of Westward Ho!"—Journal of Education.
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BY HARRY COLLINGWOOD.
The Log Of the "Flying Fish:" A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure. By Harry Collingwood. With 12 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne, Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"The Flying Fish actually surpasses all Jules Verne's creations; with incredible speed she flies through the air, skims over the surface of the water, and darts along the ocean bed. We strongly recommend our school-boy friends to possess themselves of her log."—Athenaeum.
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BY SARAH DOUDNEY.
Under False Colours. By Sarah Doudney. With 12 full-page Illustrations by G.G. Kilburne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6s.
"This is a charming story, abounding in delicate touches of sentiment and pathos. Its plot is skilfully contrived. It will be read with a warm interest by every girl who takes it up."—Scotsman.
"Sarah Doudney has no superior as a writer of high-toned stories—pure in style, original in conception, and with skilfully wrought-out plots; but we have seen nothing from this lady's pen equal in dramatic energy to her latest work—Under False Colours."—Christian Leader.
BY G.A. HENTY.
"The brightest of all the living writers whose office it is to enchant the boys."—Christian Leader.
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One Of the 28th: A Tale of Waterloo. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by W.H. Overend, and 2 Maps. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
Herbert Penfold, being desirous of benefiting the daughter of an intimate friend, and Ralph Conway, the son of a lady to whom he had once been engaged, draws up a will dividing his property between them, and places it in a hiding-place only known to members of his own family. At his death his two sisters determine to keep silence, and the authorized search for the will, though apparently thorough, fails to bring it to light. The mother of Ralph, however, succeeds in entering the house as a servant, and after an arduous and exciting search secures the will. In the meantime, her son has himself passed through a series of adventures. The boat in which he is fishing is run down by a French privateer, and Ralph, scrambling on board, is forced to serve until the harbour of refuge is entered by a British frigate. On his return he enters the army, and after some rough service in Ireland, takes part in the Waterloo campaign, from which he returns with the loss of an arm, but with a substantial fortune, which is still further increased by his marriage with his co-heir.
The Cat Of Bubastes: A Story of Ancient Egypt. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by J.R. Weguelin. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"The story is highly enjoyable. We have pictures of Egyptian domestic life, of sport, of religious ceremonial, and of other things which may still be seen vividly portrayed by the brush of Egyptian artists."—The Spectator.
"The story, from the critical moment of the killing of the sacred cat to the perilous exodus into Asia with which it closes, is very skilfully constructed and full of exciting adventures. It is admirably illustrated."—Saturday Review.
"Mr. Henty has fairly excelled himself in this admirable story of romance and adventure. We have never examined a story-book that we can recommend with more confidence as a boy's reward."—Teachers' Aid.
The Dragon and the Raven: Or, The Days of King Alfred. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by C.J. Staniland, R.I. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"Perhaps the best story of the early days of England which has yet been told."—Court Journal.
"We know of no popular book in which the stirring incidents of Alfred's reign are made accessible to young readers as they are here."—Scotsman.
St. George for England: A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne, in black and tint. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"Mr. Henty has done his work well, producing a strong story at once instructive and entertaining."—Glasgow Herald.
"Mr. Henty's historical novels for boys bid fair to supplement, on their behalf, the historical labours of Sir Walter Scott in the land of fiction."—Standard.
BY G.A. HENTY.
"Mr. Henty is the king of story-tellers for boys."—Sword and Trowel.
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The Bravest Of the Brave: With Peterborough in Spain. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Pictures by H.M. Paget. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"Mr. Henty never loses sight of the moral purpose of his work—to enforce the doctrine of courage and truth, mercy and loving kindness, as indispensable to the making of an English gentleman. British lads will read The Bravest of the Brave with pleasure and profit; of that we are quite sure."—Daily Telegraph.
For Name and Fame: Or, Through Afghan Passes. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne, in black and tint. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"The best feature of the book, apart from its scenes of adventure, is its honest effort to do justice to the patriotism of the Afghan people."—Daily News.
"Not only a rousing story, replete with all the varied forms of excitement of a campaign, but, what is still more useful, an account of a territory and its inhabitants which must for a long time possess a supreme interest for Englishmen, as being the key to our Indian Empire."—Glasgow Herald.
In the Reign Of Terror: The Adventures of a Westminster Boy. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by J. Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"Harry Sandwith, the Westminster boy, may fairly be said to beat Mr. Henty's record. His adventures will delight boys by the audacity and peril they depict. The story is one of Mr. Henty's best."—Saturday Review.
Orange and Green: A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"An extremely spirited story, based on the struggle in Ireland, rendered memorable by the defence of 'Derry and the siege of Limerick."—Sat. Review.
"The narrative is free from the vice of prejudice, and ripples with life as vivacious as if what is being described were really passing before the eye.... Orange and Green should be in the hands of every young student of Irish history without delay."—Belfast Morning News.
By Sheer Pluck: A Tale of the Ashanti War. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Pictures by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"By Sheer Pluck will be eagerly read. The author's personal knowledge of the west coast has been turned to full advantage."—Athenaeum.
"Morally, the book is everything that could be desired, setting before the boys a bright and bracing ideal of the English gentleman."—Christian Leader.
BY G.A. HENTY.
"Mr. G.A. Henty's fame as a writer of boys' stories is deserved and secure."—Cork Herald.
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A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by W.B. Wollen. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"Exhibits Mr. Henty's talent as a story-teller at his best.... The drawings possess the uncommon merit of really illustrating the text."—Saturday Review.
"All boys will read this story with eager and unflagging interest. The episodes are in Mr. Henty's very best vein—graphic, exciting, realistic; and, as in all Mr. Henty's books, the tendency is to the formation of an honourable, manly, and even heroic character."—Birmingham Post.
Facing Death: Or the Hero of the Vaughan Pit. A Tale of the Coal Mines. By G.A. Henty. With 8 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"If any father, godfather, clergyman, or schoolmaster is on the look-out for a good book to give as a present to a boy who is worth his salt, this is the book we would recommend."—Standard.
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BY F. FRANKFORT MOORE.
Highways and High Seas: Cyril Harley's Adventures on both. By F. Frankfort Moore. With 8 full-page Illustrations by Alfred Pearse. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
The story belongs to a period when highways meant post-chaises, coaches, and highwaymen, and when high seas meant post-captains, frigates, privateers, and smugglers; and the hero—a boy who has some remarkable experiences upon both—tells his story with no less humour than vividness. He shows incidentally how little real courage and romance there frequently was about the favourite law-breakers of fiction, but how they might give rise to the need of the highest courage in others and lead to romantic adventures of an exceedingly exciting kind. A certain piquancy is given to the story by a slight trace of nineteenth century malice in the picturing of eighteenth century life and manners.
Under Hatches: Or Ned Woodthorpe's Adventures. By F. Frankfort Moore. With 8 full-page Illustrations by A. Forestier. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"Mr. Moore has never shown himself so thoroughly qualified to write books for boys as he has done in Under Hatches."—The Academy.
"A first-rate sea story, full of stirring incidents, and, from a literary point of view, far better written than the majority of books for boys."—Pall Mall Gazette.
"The story as a story is one that will just suit boys all the world over. The characters are well drawn and consistent; Patsy, the Irish steward, will be found especially amusing."—Schoolmaster.
BY GEORGE MANVILLE FENN.
"No one can find his way to the hearts of lads more readily than Mr. Fenn."—Nottingham Guardian.
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Yussuf the Guide: Being the Strange Story of the Travels in Asia Minor of Burne the Lawyer, Preston the Professor, and Lawrence the Sick. By G. Manville Fenn. With 8 full-page Illustrations by John Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"The narrative will take its readers into scenes that will have great novelty and attraction for them, and the experiences with the brigands will be especially delightful to boys."—Scotsman.
Menhardoc: A Story of Cornish Nets and Mines. By G. Manville Fenn. With 8 full-page Illustrations by C.J. Staniland. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"They are real living boys, with their virtues and faults. The Cornish fishermen are drawn from life, they are racy of the soil, salt with the sea-water, and they stand out from the pages in their jerseys and sea-boots all sprinkled with silvery pilchard scales."—Spectator.
"A description of Will Marion's descent into a flooded mine is excellent. Josh is a delightfully amusing character. We may cordially praise the illustrations."—Saturday Review.
Mother Carey's Chicken: Her Voyage to the Unknown Isle. By G. Manville Fenn. With 8 full-page Illustrations by A. Forestier. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"Jules Verne himself never constructed a more marvellous tale. It contains the strongly marked English features that are always conspicuous in Mr. Fenn's stories—a humour racy of the British soil, the manly vigour of his sentiment, and wholesome moral lessons. For anything to match his realistic touch we must go to Daniel Defoe."—Christian Leader.
"When we get to the 'Unknown Isle,' the story becomes exciting. Mr. Fenn keeps his readers in a suspense that is not intermitted for a moment, and the denouement is a surprise which is as probable as it is startling."—Spectator.
Patience Wins: Or, War in the Works. By G. Manville Fenn. With 8 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"An excellent story, the interest being sustained from first to last. One of the best books of its kind which has come before us this year."—Saturday Review.
"Mr. Fenn is at his best in Patience Wins. It is sure to prove acceptable to youthful readers, and will give a good idea of that which was the real state of one of our largest manufacturing towns not many years ago."—Guardian.
Nat the Naturalist: A Boy's Adventures in the Eastern Seas. By G. Manville Fenn. With 8 full-page Pictures. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"Among the best of the many good books for boys that have come out this season."—Times.
"This sort of book encourages independence of character, develops resource, and teaches a boy to keep his eyes open."—Saturday Review.
BY HARRY COLLINGWOOD.
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The Missing Merchantman. By Harry Collingwood. With 8 full-page Illustrations by W.H. Overend. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"Mr. Collingwood is facile princeps as a teller of sea stories for boys, and the present is one of the best productions of his pen."—Standard.
"This is one of the author's best sea stories. The hero is as heroic as any boy could desire, and the ending is extremely happy."—British Weekly.
The Rover's Secret: A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba. By Harry Collingwood. With 8 full-page Illustrations by W.C. Symons. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"The Rover's Secret is by far the best sea story we have read for years, and is certain to give unalloyed pleasure to boys. The illustrations are fresh and vigorous."—Saturday Review.
The Pirate Island: A Story of the South Pacific. By Harry Collingwood. Illustrated by 8 full-page Pictures by C.J. Staniland and J.R. Wells. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"A capital story of the sea; indeed in our opinion the author is superior in some respects as a marine novelist to the better known Mr. Clarke Russell."—The Times.
"Told in the most vivid and graphic language. It would be difficult to find a more thoroughly delightful gift-book."—Guardian.
The Congo Rovers: A Story of the Slave Squadron. By Harry Collingwood. With 8 full-page Illustrations by J. Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"No better sea story has lately been written than the Congo Rovers. It is as original as any boy could desire."—Morning Post.
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BY ASCOTT R. HOPE.
The Seven Wise Scholars. By Ascott R. Hope. With nearly One Hundred Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Square 8vo, cloth elegant, gilt edges, 5s.
"As full of fun as a volume of Punch; with illustrations, more laughter-provoking than most we have seen since Leech died."—Sheffield Independent.
"A capital story, full of fun and happy comic fancies. The tale would put the sourest-tempered boy into a good humour, and to an imaginative child would be a source of keen delight."—Scotsman.
The Wigwam and the War-path: stories of the Red Indians. By Ascott R. Hope. With 8 full-page Pictures by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"All the stories are told well, in simple spirited language and with a fulness of detail that make them instructive as well as interesting."—Journal of Education.
BY G. NORWAY.
The Loss of John Humble: What Led to It, and what Came of It. By G. Norway. With 8 full-page Illustrations by John Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
John Humble, an orphan, is sent to sea with his Uncle Rolf, the captain of the Erl King, but in the course of certain adventures off the English coast, in which Rolf shows both skill and courage, the boy is left behind at Portsmouth. He escapes from an English gun-brig to a Norwegian vessel, the Thor, which is driven from her course in a voyage to Hammerfest, and wrecked on a desolate shore. The survivors experience the miseries of a long sojourn in the Arctic circle, with inadequate means of supporting life, but ultimately, with the aid of some friendly but thievish Lapps, they succeed in making their way to a reindeer station and so southward to Tornea and home again. The story throughout is singularly vivid and truthful in its details, the individual characters are fresh and well marked, and a pleasant vein of humour relieves the stress of the more tragic incidents in the story.
BY ROSA MULHOLLAND.
Giannetta: A Girl's Story of Herself. By Rosa Mulholland. With 8 full-page Illustrations by Lockhart Bogle. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"Giannetta is a true heroine—warm-hearted, self-sacrificing, and, as all good women nowadays are, largely touched with the enthusiasm of humanity. The illustrations are unusually good, and combine with the binding and printing to make this one of the most attractive gift-books of the season."—The Academy.
"No better book could be selected for a young girl's reading, as its object is evidently to hold up a mirror, in which are seen some of the brightest and noblest traits in the female character."—Schoolmistress.
Perseverance Island: Or the Robinson Crusoe of the 19th Century. By Douglas Frazar. With 12 full-page Illustrations. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 5s.
"This second Robinson Crusoe is certainly a marvellous man. His determination to overcome all difficulties, and his subsequent success, should alone make this a capital book for boys. It is altogether a worthy successor to the ancient Robinson Crusoe."—Glasgow Herald.
Gulliver's Travels. Illustrated by more than 100 Pictures by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"By help of the admirable illustrations, and a little judicious skipping, it has enchanted a family party of ages varying from six to sixty. Which of the other Christmas books could stand this test?"—Journal of Education.
"Mr. Gordon Browne is, to my thinking, incomparably the most artistic, spirited, and brilliant of our illustrators of books for boys, and one of the most humorous also, as his illustrations of 'Gulliver' amply testify."—Truth.
NEW EDITION OF THE UNIVERSE.
The Universe: Or the Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little. A Sketch of Contrasts in Creation, and Marvels revealed and explained by Natural Science. By F.A. Pouchet, M.D. With 272 Engravings on wood, of which 55 are full-page size, and a Coloured Frontispiece. Tenth Edition, medium 8vo, cloth elegant, gilt edges, 7s. 6d.; also morocco antique, 16s.
"We can honestly commend Professor Pouchet's book, which is admirably, as it is copiously illustrated."—The Times.
"This book is as interesting as the most exciting romance, and a great deal more likely to be remembered to good purpose."—Standard.
"Scarcely any book in French or in English is so likely to stimulate in the young an interest in the physical phenomena."—Fortnightly Review.
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BY GEORGE MAC DONALD.
At the Back of the North Wind. By George Mac Donald, LL.D. With 75 Illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"In At the Back of the North Wind we stand with one foot in fairyland and one on common earth. The story is thoroughly original, full of fancy and pathos, and underlaid with earnest but not too obtrusive teaching."—The Times.
Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood. By George Mac Donald, LL.D. With 36 Illustrations by Arthur Hughes. New Edition. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"The sympathy with boy-nature in Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood is perfect. It is a beautiful picture of childhood, teaching by its impressions and suggestions all noble things."—British Quarterly Review.
The Princess and the Goblin. By George Mac Donald, LL.D. With 30 Illustrations by Arthur Hughes, and 2 full-page Pictures by H. Petherick. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"Little of what is written for children has the lightness of touch and play of fancy which are characteristic of George Mac Donald's fairy tales. Mr. Arthur Hughes's illustrations are all that illustrations should be."—Manchester Guardian.
"A model of what a child's book ought to be—interesting, instructive, and poetical. We cordially recommend it as one of the very best gift-books we have yet come across."—Elgin Courant.
The Princess and Curdie. By George Mac Donald, LL.D. With 8 full-page Illustrations by James Allen. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"There is the finest and rarest genius in this brilliant story. Upgrown people would do wisely occasionally to lay aside their newspapers and magazines to spend an hour with Curdie and the Princess."—Sheffield Independent.
Girl Neighbours: Or, The Old Fashion and the New. By Sarah Tytler. With 8 full-page Illustrations by C.T. Garland. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 5s.
"One of the most effective and quietly humorous of Miss Sarah Tytler's stories.... Very healthy, very agreeable, and very well written."—Spectator.
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BY MARY C. ROWSELL.
Thorndyke Manor: A Tale of Jacobite Times. By Mary C. Rowsell. With 6 full-page Illustrations by L. Leslie Brooke. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
Thorndyke Manor is an old house, near the mouth of the Thames, which is convenient, on account of its secret vaults and situation, as the base of operations in a Jacobite conspiracy. In consequence its owner, a kindly, quiet, book-loving squire, who lives happily with his sister, bright Mistress Amoril, finds himself suddenly involved by a treacherous steward in the closest meshes of the plot. He is conveyed to the Tower, but all difficulties are ultimately overcome, and his innocence is triumphantly proved by his sister.
Traitor or Patriot? A Tale of the Rye-House Plot. By Mary C. Rowsell. With 6 full-page Pictures. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"A romantic love episode, whose true characters are lifelike beings, not dry sticks as in many historical tales."—Graphic.
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BY ALICE CORKRAN.
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Meg's Friend. By Alice Corkran. With 6 full-page Illustrations by Robert Fowler. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"Another of Miss Corkran's charming books for girls, narrated in that simple and picturesque style which marks the authoress as one of the first amongst writers for young people."—The Spectator.
Margery Merton's Girlhood. By Alice Corkran. With 6 full-page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"Another book for girls we can warmly commend. There is a delightful piquancy in the experiences and trials of a young English girl who studies painting in Paris."—Saturday Review.
Down the Snow Stairs: Or, From Good-night to Good-morning. By Alice Corkran. With 60 character Illustrations by Gordon Browne. New Edition. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 3s. 6d.
"A fascinating wonder-book for children."—Athenaeum.
"A gem of the first water, bearing upon every page the signet mark of genius. All is told with such simplicity and perfect naturalness that the dream appears to be a solid reality. It is indeed a Little Pilgrim's Progress."—Christian Leader.
BY JOHN C. HUTCHESON.
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Afloat at Last: A Sailor Boy's Log of his Life at Sea. By John C. Hutcheson. With 6 full-page Illustrations by W.H. Overend. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
Mr. Hutcheson's reputation for the realistic treatment of life at sea will be fully sustained by the present volume—the narrative of a boy's experiences on board ship during his first voyage. From the stowing of the vessel in the Thames to her recovery from the Pratas Reef on which she is stranded, everything is described with the accuracy of perfect practical knowledge of ships and sailors; and the incidents of the story range from the broad humours of the fo'c's'le to the perils of flight from and fight with the pirates of the China Seas. The captain, the mate, the Irish boatswain, the Portuguese steward, and the Chinese cook, are fresh and cleverly-drawn characters, and the reader throughout has the sense that he is on a real voyage with living men.
The White Squall: A Story of the Sargasso Sea. By John C. Hutcheson. With 6 full-page Illustrations by John Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"Few writers have made such rapid improvement in the course of a few years as has the author of this capital story.... Boys will find it difficult to lay down the book till they have got to the end."—Standard.
"The sketches of tropical life are so good as sometimes to remind us of Tom Cringle and the Cruise of the Midge."—Times.
The Wreck of the Nancy Bell: Or Cast Away on Kerguelen Land. By John C. Hutcheson. Illustrated by 6 full-page Pictures. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"A full circumstantial narrative such as boys delight in. The ship so sadly destined to wreck on Kerguelen Land is manned by a very lifelike party, passengers and crew. The life in the Antarctic Iceland is well treated."—Athenaeum.
Picked Up at Sea: Or the Gold Miners of Minturne Creek. By John C. Hutcheson. With 6 full-page Pictures. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"The author's success with this book is so marked that it may well encourage him to further efforts. The description of mining life in the Far-west is true and accurate."—Standard.
Sir Walter's Ward: A Tale of the Crusades. By William Everard. With 6 full-page Illustrations by Walter Paget. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"This book will prove a very acceptable present either to boys or girls. Both alike will take an interest in the career of Dodo, in spite of his unheroic name, and follow him through his numerous and exciting adventures."—Academy.
Stories Of Old Renown: Tales of Knights and Heroes. By Ascott R. Hope. With 100 Illustrations by Gordon Browne. New Edition. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"A really fascinating book worthy of its telling title. There is, we venture to say, not a dull page in the book, not a story which will not bear a second reading."—Guardian.
BY CAROLINE AUSTIN.
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Cousin Geoffrey and I. By Caroline Austin. With 6 full-page Illustrations by W. Parkinson. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
The only daughter of a country gentleman finds herself unprovided for at her father's death, and for some time lives as a dependant upon the kinsman who has inherited the property. Life is kept from being entirely unbearable to her by her young cousin Geoffrey, who at length meets with a serious accident for which she is held responsible. She is then passed on to other relatives, who prove even more objectionable, and at length, in despair, she runs away and makes a brave attempt to earn her own livelihood. Being a splendid rider, she succeeds in doing this, until the startling event which brings her cousin Geoffrey and herself together again, and solves the problem of the missing will.
Hugh Herbert's Inheritance. By Caroline Austin. With 6 full-page Illustrations by C.T. Garland. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"Will please by its simplicity, its tenderness, and its healthy interesting motive. It is admirably written."—Scotsman.
"Well and gracefully written, full of interest, and excellent in tone."—School Guardian.
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BY E.S. BROOKS.
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Storied Holidays: A Cycle of Red-letter Days. By E.S. Brooks. With 12 full-page Illustrations by Howard Pyle. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"It is a downright good book for a senior boy, and is eminently readable from first to last."—Schoolmaster.
"Replete with interest from Chapter I. to finis, and can be confidently recommended as one of the gems of Messrs. Blackie's collection."—Teachers' Aid.
Chivalric Days: Stories of Courtesy and Courage in the Olden Times. By E.S. Brooks. With 20 Illustrations by Gordon Browne and other Artists. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"We have seldom come across a prettier collection of tales. These charming stories of boys and girls of olden days are no mere fictitious or imaginary sketches, but are real and actual records of their sayings and doings. The illustrations are in Gordon Browne's happiest style."—Literary World.
Historic Boys: Their Endeavours, their Achievements, and their Times. By E.S. Brooks. With 12 full-page Illustrations by R.B. Birch and John Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"A wholesome book, manly in tone, its character sketches enlivened by brisk dialogue. We advise schoolmasters to put it on their list of prizes."—Knowledge.
BY MRS. E.R. PITMAN.
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Garnered Sheaves. A Tale for Boys. By Mrs. E.R. Pitman. With 4 full-page Illustrations. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"This is a story of the best sort ... a noble-looking book, illustrating faith in God, and commending to young minds all that is pure and true."—Rev. C.H. Spurgeon's Sword and Trowel.
Life's Daily Ministry: A Story of Everyday Service for others. By Mrs. E.R. Pitman. With 4 full-page Illustrations. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"Shows exquisite touches of a master hand. She has not only made a close study of human nature in all its phases, but she has acquired the artist's skill in depicting in graphic outline the characteristics of the beautiful and the good in life."—Christian Union.
My Governess Life: Or Earning my Living. By Mrs. E.R. Pitman. With 4 full-page Illustrations. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"Full of sound teaching and bright examples of character."—Sunday-school Chronicle.
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BY MRS. R.H. READ.
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Silver Mill: A Tale of the Don Valley. By Mrs. R.H. Read. With 6 full-page Illustrations by John Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"A good girl's story-book. The plot is interesting, and the heroine, Ruth, a lady by birth, though brought up in a humble station, well deserves the more elevated position in which the end of the book leaves her. The pictures are very spirited."—Saturday Review.
Dora: Or a Girl without a Home. By Mrs. R.H. Read. With 6 full-page Illustrations. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"It is no slight thing, in an age of rubbish, to get a story so pure and healthy as this."—The Academy.
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BY ELIZABETH J. LYSAGHT.
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Brother and Sister: Or the Trials of the Moore Family. By Elizabeth J. Lysaght. With 6 full-page Illustrations. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"A pretty story, and well told. The plot is cleverly constructed, and the moral is excellent."—Athenaeum.
Laugh and Learn: A Home-book of Instruction and Amusement for the Little Ones. By Jennett Humphreys. Charmingly Illustrated. Square crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
Laugh and Learn, a most comprehensive book for the nursery, supplies, what has long been wanted, a means whereby the mother or the governess may, in a series of pleasing lessons, commence and carry on systematic home instruction of the little ones. The various chapters of the Learn section carry the child through the "three R's" to easy stories for reading, and stories which the mother may read aloud, or which more advanced children may read to themselves. The Laugh section comprises simple drawing lessons, home amusements of every kind, innumerable pleasant games and occupations, rhymes to be learnt, songs for the very little ones, action songs, and music drill.
The Search for the Talisman: A Story of Labrador. By Henry Frith. With 6 full-page Illustrations by J. Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"Mr. Frith's volume will be among those most read and highest valued. The adventures among seals, whales, and icebergs in Labrador will delight many a young reader, and at the same time give him an opportunity to widen his knowledge of the Esquimaux, the heroes of many tales."—Pall Mall Gazette.
Self-Exiled: A Story of the High Seas and East Africa. By J.A. Steuart. With 6 full-page Illustrations by J. Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"It is cram full of thrilling situations. The number of miraculous escapes from death in all its shapes which the hero experiences in the course of a few months must be sufficient to satisfy the most voracious appetite."—Schoolmaster.
Reefer and Rifleman: A Tale of the Two Services. By J. Percy-Groves, late 27th Inniskillings. With 6 full-page Illustrations by John Schoenberg. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, 3s. 6d.
"A good, old-fashioned, amphibious story of our fighting with the Frenchmen in the beginning of our century, with a fair sprinkling of fun and frolic."—Times.
The Bubbling Teapot. A Wonder Story. By Mrs. L.W. Champney. With 12 full-page Pictures by Walter Satterlee. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"Very literally a 'wonder story,' and a wild and fanciful one. Nevertheless it is made realistic enough, and there is a good deal of information to be gained from it. The steam from the magic teapot bubbles up into a girl, and the little girl, when the fancy takes her, can cry herself back into a teapot. Transformed and enchanted she makes the tour of the globe."—The Times.
Dr. Jolliffe's Boys: A Tale of Weston School. By Lewis Hough. With 6 full-page Pictures. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 3s. 6d.
"Young people who appreciate Tom Brown's School-days will find this story a worthy companion to that fascinating book. There is the same manliness of tone, truthfulness of outline, avoidance of exaggeration and caricature, and healthy morality as characterized the masterpiece of Mr. Hughes."—Newcastle Journal.
BLACKIE'S HALF-CROWN SERIES.
Illustrated by eminent Artists. In crown 8vo, cloth elegant.
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The Hermit Hunter of the Wilds. By Gordon Stables, C.M., M.D., R.N.
A dreamy boy, who likes to picture himself as the Hermit Hunter of the Wilds, receives an original but excellent kind of training from a sailor-naturalist uncle, and at length goes to sea with the hope of one day finding the lost son of his uncle's close friend, Captain Herbert. He succeeds in tracing him through the forests of Ecuador, where the abducted boy has become an Indian chief. Afterwards he is discovered on an island which had been used as a treasure store by the buccaneers. The hero is accompanied through his many adventures by the very king of cats, who deserves a place amongst the most famous animals in fiction.
Miriam's Ambition: A Story for Children. By Evelyn Everett-Green.
Miriam's ambition is to make some one happy, and her endeavour to carry it out in the case of an invalid boy, carries with it a pleasant train of romantic incident, solving a mystery which had thrown a shadow over several lives. A charming foil to her grave and earnest elder sister is to be found in Miss Babs, a small coquette of five, whose humorous child-talk is one of the most attractive features of an excellent story.
White Lilac: Or The Queen of the May. By Amy Walton.
When the vicar's wife proposed to call Mrs. White's daughter by the heathen name of Lilac, all the villagers shook their heads; and they continued to shake them sagely when Lilac's father was shot dead by poachers just before the christening, and when, years after, her mother died on the very day Lilac was crowned Queen of the May. And yet White Lilac proved a fortune to the relatives to whose charge she fell—a veritable good brownie, who brought luck wherever she went. The story of her life forms a most readable and admirable rustic idyl, and is told with a fine sense of rustic character.
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Little Lady Clare. By Evelyn Everett-Green.
"Certainly one of the prettiest, reminding us in its quaintness and tender pathos of Mrs. Ewing's delightful tales. This is quite one of the best stories Miss Green's clever pen has yet given us."—Literary World.
"We would particularly bring it under the notice of those in charge of girls' schools. The story is admirably told."—Schoolmaster.
The Eversley Secrets. By Evelyn Everett-Green.
"Is one of the best children's stories of the year."—Academy.
"A clever and well-told story. Roy Eversley is a very touching picture of high principle and unshrinking self-devotion in a good purpose."—Guardian.
The Brig "Audacious." By Alan Cole.
"This is a real boys' book. We have great pleasure in recommending it."—English Teacher.
"Bright and vivacious in style, and fresh and wholesome as a breath of sea air in tone."—Court Journal.
The Saucy May. By H. Frith.
"The book is certainly both interesting and exciting."—Spectator.
"Mr. Frith gives a new picture of life on the ocean wave which will be acceptable to all young people."—Sheffield Independent.
Jasper's Conquest. By Elizabeth J. Lysaght.
"One of the best boys' books of the season. It is full of stirring adventure and startling episodes, and yet conveys a splendid moral throughout."—Schoolmaster.
Sturdy and Strong: Or, How George Andrews made his Way. By G.A. Henty.
"The history of a hero of everyday life, whose love of truth, clothing of modesty, and innate pluck carry him, naturally, from poverty to affluence. He stands as a good instance of chivalry in domestic life."—The Empire.
Gutta-Percha Willie, The Working Genius. By George Mac Donald, LL.D.
"Had we space we would fain quote page after page. All we have room to say is, get it for your boys and girls to read for themselves, and if they can't do that read it to them."—Practical Teacher.
The War of the Axe: Or Adventures in South Africa. By J. Percy-Groves.
"The story of their final escape from the Caffres is a marvellous bit of writing.... The story is well and brilliantly told, and the illustrations are especially good and effective."—Literary World.
The Lads of Little Clayton: Stories of Village Boy Life. By R. Stead.
"A capital book for boys. They will learn from its pages what true boy courage is. They will learn further to avoid all that is petty and mean if they read the tales aright. They may be read to a class with great profit."—Schoolmaster.
Ten Boys who lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now. By Jane Andrews. With 20 Illustrations.
"The idea of this book is a very happy one, and is admirably carried out. We have followed the whole course of the work with exquisite pleasure. Teachers should find it particularly interesting and suggestive."—Practical Teacher.
Insect Ways on Summer Days in Garden, Forest, Field, and Stream. By Jennett Humphreys. With 70 Illustrations.
"The book will prove not only instructive but delightful to every child whose mind is beginning to inquire and reflect upon the wonders of nature. It is capitally illustrated and very tastefully bound."—Academy.
A Waif of the Sea: Or the Lost Found. By Kate Wood.
"A very touching and pretty tale of town and country, full of pathos and interest, told in a style which deserves the highest praise."—Edinburgh Courant.
Winnie's Secret: A Story of Faith and Patience. By Kate Wood.
"One of the best story-books we have read. Girls will be charmed with the tale, and delighted that everything turns out so well."—Schoolmaster.
Miss Willowburn's Offer. By Sarah Doudney.
"Patience Willowburn is one of Miss Doudney's best creations, and is the one personality in the story which can be said to give it the character of a book not for young ladies but for girls."—Spectator.
A Garland for Girls. By Louisa M. Alcott.
"The Garland will delight our girls, and show them how to make their lives fragrant with good deeds."—British Weekly.
"These little tales are the beau ideal of girls' stories."—Christian World.
Hetty Gray: Or Nobody's Bairn. By Rosa Mulholland.
"A charming story for young folks. Hetty is a delightful creature—piquant, tender, and true—and her varying fortunes are perfectly realistic."—World.'
Brothers in Arms: A Story of the Crusades. By F. Bayford Harrison.
"Full of striking incident, is very fairly illustrated, and may safely be chosen as sure to prove interesting to young people of both sexes."—Guardian.
The Ball Of Fortune: Or Ned Somerset's Inheritance. By Charles Pearce.
"A capital story for boys. It is simply and brightly written. There is plenty of incident, and the interest is sustained throughout."—Journal of Education.
Miss Fenwick's Failures: Or "Peggy Pepper-Pot." By Esme Stuart.
"Esme Stuart may be commended for producing a girl true to real life, who will put no nonsense into young heads."—Graphic.
Gytha's Message: A Tale of Saxon England. By Emma Leslie.
"This is a charmingly told story. It is the sort of book that all girls and some boys like, and can only get good from."—Journal of Education.
My Mistress the Queen: A Tale of the 17th Century. By M.A. Paull.
"The style is pure and graceful, the presentation of manners and character has been well studied, and the story is full of interest."—Scotsman.
"This is a charming book. The old-time sentiment which pervades the volume renders it all the more alluring."—Western Mercury.
The Stories of Wasa and Menzikoff: The Deliverer of Sweden, and the Favourite of Czar Peter.
"Both are stories worth telling more than once, and it is a happy thought to have put them side by side. Plutarch himself has no more suggestive comparison."—Spectator.
Stories of the Sea in Former Days: Narratives of Wreck and Rescue.
"Next to an original sea-tale of sustained interest come well-sketched collections of maritime peril and suffering which awaken the sympathies by the realism of fact. 'Stories of the Sea' are a very good specimen of the kind."—The Times.
Tales of Captivity and Exile.
"It would be difficult to place in the hands of young people a book which combines interest and instruction in a higher degree."—Manchester Courier.
Famous Discoveries by Sea and Land.
"Such a volume may providentially stir up some youths by the divine fire kindled by these 'great of old' to lay open other lands, and show their vast resources."—Perthshire Advertiser.
Stirring Events of History.
"The volume will fairly hold its place among those which make the smaller ways of history pleasant and attractive. It is a gift-book in which the interest will not be exhausted with one reading."—Guardian.
Adventures in Field, Flood, and Forest. Stories of Danger and Daring.
"One of the series of books for young people which Messrs. Blackie' excel in producing. The editor has beyond all question succeeded admirably. The present book cannot fail to be read with interest and advantage."—Academy.
Jack o' Lanthorn: A Tale of Adventure. By Henry Frith.
"The narrative is crushed full of stirring incident, and is sure to be a prime favourite with our boys, who will be assisted by it in mastering a sufficiently exciting chapter in the history of England."—Christian Leader.
The Family Failing. By Darley Dale.
"At once an amusing and an interesting story, and a capital lesson on the value of contentedness to young and old alike."—Aberdeen Journal.
The Joyous Story of Toto. By Laura E. Richards. With 30 humorous and fanciful Illustrations by E.H. Garrett.
"An excellent book for children who are old enough to appreciate a little delicate humour. It should take its place beside Lewis Carroll's unique works, and find a special place in the affections of boys and girls."—Birmingham Gazette.
BLACKIE'S TWO-SHILLING SERIES.
With Illustrations in Colour and black and tint. In crown 8vo, cloth elegant.
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Sam Silvan'S Sacrifice: The Story of Two Fatherless Boys. By Jesse Colman.
The story of two brothers—the elder a lad of good and steady disposition; the younger nervous and finely-strung, but weaker and more selfish. The death of their grandparents, by whom they are being brought up, leads to their passing through a number of adventures in uncomfortable homes and among strange people. In the end the elder brother's generous care results in his sacrificing his own life to save that of his brother, who realizes when it is too late the full measure of his indebtedness.
A Warrior King: The Story of a Boy's Adventures in Africa. By J. Evelyn.
A story full of adventure and romantic interest. Adrian Englefield, an English boy of sixteen, accompanies his father on a journey of exploration inland from the West Coast. He falls into the hands of the Berinaquas, and becomes the friend of their prince, Moryosi, but is on the point of being sacrificed when he is saved by the capture of the kraelah by a neighbouring hostile tribe. He is soon after retaken by the Berinaquas, and saves the life of Moryosi. The two tribes are ultimately united, and Adrian and his friends are set at liberty.
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Susan. By Amy Walton.
"A clever little story, written with some humour. The authoress shows a great deal of insight into children's feelings and motives."—Pall Mall Gazette.
"A Pair of Clogs:" And other Stories. By Amy Walton.
"These stories are decidedly interesting, and unusually true to nature. For children between nine and fourteen this book can be thoroughly commended."—Academy.
The Hawthorns. By Amy Walton.
"A remarkably vivid and clever study of child-life. At this species of work Amy Walton has no superior."—Christian Leader.
Dorothy's Dilemma: A Tale of the Time of Charles I. By Caroline Austin.
"An exceptionally well-told story, and will be warmly welcomed by children. The little heroine, Dorothy, is a charming creation."—Court Journal.
Marie's Home: Or, A Glimpse of the Past. By Caroline Austin.
"An exquisitely told story. The heroine is as fine a type of girlhood as one could wish to set before our little British damsels of to-day."—Christian Leader.
Warner's Chase: Or the Gentle Heart. By Annie S. Swan.
"In Milly Warren, the heroine, who softens the hard heart of her rich uncle and thus unwittingly restores the family fortunes, we have a fine ideal of real womanly goodness."—Schoolmaster.
"A good book for boys and girls. There is no sickly goodyism in it, but a tone of quiet and true religion that keeps its own place."—Perthshire Advertiser.
Aboard the "Atalanta:" The Story of a Truant. By Henry Frith.
"The story is very interesting and the descriptions most graphic. We doubt if any boy after reading it would be tempted to the great mistake of running away from school under almost any pretext whatever."—Practical Teacher.
The Penang Pirate and The Lost Pinnace. By John C. Hutcheson.
"A book which boys will thoroughly enjoy: rattling, adventurous, and romantic, and the stories are thoroughly healthy in tone."—Aberdeen Journal.
Teddy: The Story of a "Little Pickle." By John C. Hutcheson.
"He is an amusing little fellow with a rich fund of animal spirits, and when at length he goes to sea with Uncle Jack he speedily sobers down under the discipline of life."—Saturday Review.
Linda and the Boys. By Cecilia Selby Lowndes.
"The book is essentially a child's book, and will be heartily appreciated by the young folk."—The Academy.
"Is not only told in an artless, simple way, but is full of the kind of humour that children love."—Liverpool Mercury.
Swiss Stories for Children and those who Love Children. From the German of Madam Johanna Spyri. By Lucy Wheelock.
"Charming stories. They are rich in local colouring, and, what is better, in genuine pathos."—The Times.
"These most delightful children's tales are essentially for children, but would fascinate older and less enthusiastic minds with their delicate romance and the admirable portraiture of the hard life of the Swiss peasantry."—Spectator.
The Squire's Grandson: A Devonshire Story. By J.M. Callwell.
"A healthy tone pervades this story, and the lessons of courage, filial affection, and devotion to duty on the part of the young hero cannot fail to favourably impress all young readers."—Schoolmaster.
Magna Charta Stories: Or Struggles for Freedom in the Olden Time. Edited by Arthur Gilman, A.M. With 12 full-page Illustrations.
"A book of special excellence, which ought to be in the hands of all boys."—Educational News.
The Wings Of Courage: And The Cloud-Spinner. Translated from the French of George Sand, by Mrs. Corkran.
"Mrs. Corkran has earned our gratitude by translating into readable English these two charming little stories."—Athenaeum.
Chirp and Chatter: Or, Lessons from Field and Tree. By Alice Banks. With 54 Illustrations by Gordon Browne.
"We see the humbling influence of love on the haughty harvest-mouse, we are touched by the sensibility of the tender-hearted ant, and may profit by the moral of 'the disobedient maggot.' The drawings are spirited and funny."—The Times.
Four Little Mischiefs. By Rosa Mulholland.
"Graphically written, and abounds in touches of genuine humour and innocent fun."—Freeman. "A charming bright story about real children."—Watchman.
New Light through Old Windows. A Series of Stories illustrating Fables of AEsop. By Gregson Gow.
"The most delightfully-written little stories one can easily find in the literature of the season. Well constructed and brightly told."—Glasgow Herald.
Little Tottie, and Two Other Stories. By Thomas Archer.
"We can warmly commend all three stories; the book is a most alluring prize for the younger ones."—Schoolmaster.
Naughty Miss Bunny: Her Tricks and Troubles. By Clara Mulholland.
"This naughty child is positively delightful. Papas should not omit Naughty Miss Bunny from their list of juvenile presents."—Land and Water.
Adventures of Mrs. Wishing-to-be, and other Stories. By Alice Corkran.
"Simply a charming book for little girls."—Saturday Review.
"Just in the style and spirit to win the hearts of children."—Daily News.
Our Dolly: Her Words and Ways. By Mrs. R.H. Read. With many Woodcuts, and a Frontispiece in colours.
"Prettily told and prettily illustrated."—Guardian.
"Sure to be a great favourite with young children."—School Guardian.
Fairy Fancy: What she Heard and Saw. By Mrs. R.H. Read. With many Woodcuts and a Coloured Frontispiece.
"All is pleasant, nice reading, with a little knowledge of natural history and other matters gently introduced and divested of dryness."—Practical Teacher.
BLACKIE'S EIGHTEENPENNY SERIES.
With Illustrations in Colour, and black and tint. In crown 8vo, cloth elegant.
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Tales of Daring and Danger. By G.A. Henty.
A selection of five of Mr. Henty's short stories of adventure by land and sea. The volume contains the narrative of an officer's bear-shooting expedition, and his subsequent captivity among the Dacoits; a strange tale of an Indian fakir and two British officers; a tale of the gold-diggings at Pine-tree Gulch, in which a boy saves, at the cost of his own life, a miner who had befriended him, and two others.
The Seven Golden Keys. By James E. Arnold.
Hilda gains entrance into fairy-land, and is there shown a golden casket with seven locks. To obtain the treasure it contains, it is necessary that she should make seven journeys to find the keys, and in her travels she passes through a number of adventures and learns seven important lessons—to speak the truth, to be kind, not to trust to appearances, to hold fast to all that is good, &c. It is one of the most interesting of recent fairy-books, as well as one of the most instructive.
The Story of a Queen. By Mary C. Rowsell.
A pleasant version for young people of the romantic story of Marie of Brabant, the young queen of Philip the Bold of France. Though the interest centres in a heroine rather than in a hero, the book has no lack of adventure, and will be read with no less eagerness by boys than by girls. To the latter it will give a fine example of patient, strong and noble woman-hood, to the former it will teach many lessons in truthfulness and chivalry.
Joan's Adventures, At the North Pole and Elsewhere. By Alice Corkran.
"This is a most delightful fairy story. The charming style and easy prose narrative makes its resemblance striking to Hans Andersen's."—Spectator.
Edwy: Or, Was he a Coward? By Annette Lyster.
"This is a charming story, and sufficiently varied to suit children of all ages."—The Academy.
Filled with Gold. By Jennie Perrett.
"The tale is interesting, and gracefully told. Miss Perrett's description of life on the quiet Jersey farm will have a great charm."—Spectator.
The Battlefield Treasure. By F. Bayford Harrison.
"Jack Warren is a lad of the Tom Brown type, and his search for treasure and the sequel are sure to prove interesting to boys."—English Teacher.
By Order of Queen Maude: A Story of Home Life. By Louisa Crow.
"The tale is brightly and cleverly told, and forms one of the best children's books which the season has produced."—Academy.
Our General: A Story for Girls. By Elizabeth J. Lysaght.
"A young girl of indomitable spirit, to whom all instinctively turn for guidance—a noble pattern for girls."—Guardian.
Aunt Hesba's Charge. By Elizabeth J. Lysaght.
"This well-written book tells how a maiden aunt is softened by the influence of two Indian children who are unexpectedly left upon her hands. Mrs. Lysaght's style is bright and pleasant."—Academy.
Into the Haven. By Annie S. Swan.
"No story more attractive, by reason of its breezy freshness, as well as for the practical lessons it conveys."—Christian Leader.
Our Frank: And other Stories. By Amy Walton.
"These stories are of the sort that children of the clever kind are sure to like."—Academy.
The Late Miss Hollingford. By Rosa Mulholland.
"No book for girls published this season approaches this in the charm of its telling, which will be equally appreciated by persons of all ages."—Standard.
The Pedlar and His Dog. By Mary C. Rowsell.
"The opening chapter, with its description of Necton Fair, will forcibly remind many readers of George Eliot. Taken altogether it is a delightful story."—Western Morning News.
Yarns on the Beach. By G.A. Henty.
"This little book should find special favour among boys. The yarns are full of romance and adventure, and are admirably calculated to foster a manly spirit."—The Echo.
A Terrible Coward. By G. Manville Fenn.
"Just such a tale as boys will delight to read, and as they are certain to profit by."—Aberdeen Journal.
Tom Finch's Monkey: And other Yarns. By J.C. Hutcheson.
"Stories of an altogether unexceptionable character, with adventures sufficient for a dozen books of its size."—U. Service Gazette.
Miss Grantley's Girls, And the Stories She Told Them. By Thomas Archer.
"For fireside reading more wholesome and highly entertaining reading for young people could not be found."—Northern Chronicle.
Down and Up Again: Being some Account of the Felton Family, and the Odd People they Met. By Gregson Gow.
"The story is very neatly told, with some fairly dramatic incidents, and calculated altogether to please young people."—Scotsman.
The Troubles and Triumphs of Little Tim. A City Story. By Gregson Gow.
"An undercurrent of sympathy with the struggles of the poor, and an ability to describe their feelings, eminently characteristic of Dickens, are marked features in Mr. Gow's story."—N.B. Mail.
The Happy Lad: A Story of Peasant Life in Norway. From the Norwegian of Bjoernson.
"This pretty story has natural eloquence which seems to carry us back to some of the love stories of the Bible."—Aberdeen Free Press.
The Patriot Martyr: And other Narratives of Female Heroism in Peace and War.
"It should be read with interest by every girl who loves to learn what her sex can accomplish in times of danger."—Bristol Times.
Madge's Mistake: A Recollection of Girlhood. By Annie E. Armstrong.
"We cannot speak too highly of this delightful little tale. It abounds in interesting and laughable incidents."—Bristol Times.
Box of Stories. Packed for Young Folk by Horace Happyman.
When I was a Boy in China. By Yan Phou Lee, a native of China, now resident in the United States. Illustrated. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 1s. 6d.
"This little book has the advantage of having been written not only by a Chinaman, but by a man of culture. His book is as interesting to adults as it is to children."—The Guardian.
"Not only exceedingly interesting, but of great informative value, for it gives to English readers a peep into the interior and private life of China such as has perhaps never before been afforded."—The Scottish Leader.
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THE SHILLING SERIES OF BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
Square 16mo, neatly bound in cloth extra. Each book contains 128 pages and a Coloured Illustration.
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Mr. Lipscombe's Apples. By Julia Goddard. Gladys: or the Sister's Charge. By E. O'Byrne. A Gypsy against Her Will. By Emma Leslie. The Castle on the Shore. By Isabel Hornibrook. An Emigrant Boy's Story. By Ascott R. Hope. Jock and his Friend. By Cora Langton. John a' Dale. By Mary C. Rowsell. In the Summer Holidays. By Jennett Humphreys. How the Strike Began. By Emma Leslie. Tales from the Russian of Madame Kubalensky. By G. Jenner. Cinderella's Cousin, and Other Stories. By Penelope. Their New Home. By Annie S. Fenn. Janie's Holiday. By C. Redford. A Boy Musician: Or, the Young Days of Mozart. Hatto's Tower. By Mary C. Rowsell. Fairy Lovebairn's Favourites. By J. Dickinson. Alf Jetsam: or Found Afloat. By Mrs. George Cupples. The Redfords: An Emigrant Story. By Mrs. George Cupples. Missy. By F. Bayford Harrison. Hidden Seed: or, A Year in a Girl's Life. By Emma Leslie. Ursula's Aunt. By Annie S. Fenn. Jack's Two Sovereigns. By Annie S. Fenn. A Little Adventurer: or How Tommy Trefit went to look for his Father. By Gregson Gow. Olive Mount. By Annie S. Fenn. Three Little Ones. Their Haps and Mishaps. By C. Langton. Tom Watkins' Mistake. By Emma Leslie. Two Little Brothers. By M. Harriet M. Capes. The New Boy at Merriton. By Julia Goddard. The Children of Haycombe. By Annie S. Fenn. The Cruise of the "Petrel." By F.M. Holmes. The Wise Princess. By M. Harriet M. Capes. The Blind Boy of Dresden and his Sister. Jon of Iceland: A Story of the Far North. Stories from Shakespeare. Every Man In his Place: Or a City Boy and a Forest Boy. Fireside Fairies and Flower Fancies. Stories for Girls. To the Sea in Ships: Stories of Suffering and Saving at Sea. Jack's Victory: and other Stories about Dogs. Story of a King, told by one of his Soldiers. Prince Alexis, or "Beauty and the Beast." Little Daniel: a Story of a Flood on the Rhine. Sasha the Serf: and other Stories of Russian Life. True Stories of Foreign History.
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THE ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT PRINTED IN COLOURS.
4TO, ONE SHILLING EACH.
GORDON BROWNE'S SERIES OF OLD FAIRY TALES.
1. HOP O' MY THUMB. 2. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
Each book contains 32 pages 4to, and is illustrated on every page by Pictures printed in colours.
THE NINEPENNY SERIES OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN.
Neatly bound in cloth extra. Each contains 96 pages and a Coloured Illustration.
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Things will Take a Turn. By Beatrice Harraden. The Lost Thimble: and other Stories. By Mrs. Musgrave. Max or Baby: the Story of a very Little Boy. By Ismay Thorn. Jack-a-Dandy: or the Heir of Castle Fergus. By E.J. Lysaght. A Day of Adventures: A Story for little Girls. By Charlotte Wyatt. The Golden Plums, and other Stories. By Frances Clare.
The Queen of Squats. By Isabel Hornibrook. Shucks: A Story for Boys. By Emma Leslie. Sylvia Brooke. By M. Harriet M. Capes. The Little Cousin. By A.S. Fenn. In Cloudland. By Mrs. Musgrave. Jack and the Gypsies. By Kate Wood. Hans the Painter. By Mary C. Rowsell. Little Troublesome. By Isabel Hornibrook. My Lady May: And one other Story. By Harriet Boultwood. A Little Hero. By Mrs. Musgrave. Prince Jon's Pilgrimage. By Jessie Fleming. Harold's Ambition: Or a Dream of Fame. By Jennie Perrett. Sepperl the Drummer Boy. By Mary C. Rowsell. Aboard the Mersey. By Mrs. George Cupples. A Blind Pupil. By Annie S. Fenn. Lost and Found. By Mrs. Carl Rother. Fisherman Grim. By Mary C. Rowsell.
"The same good character pervades all these books. They are admirably adapted for the young. The lessons deduced are such as to mould children's minds in a good groove. We cannot too highly commend them for their excellence."—Schoolmistress.
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SOMETHING FOR THE VERY LITTLE ONES.
Fully Illustrated with Woodcuts and Coloured Plates. 64 pp., 32mo, cloth. Sixpence each.
Tales Easy and Small for the Youngest of All. In no word will you see more letters than three. By Jennett Humphreys.
Old Dick Grey and Aunt Kate's Way. Stories in little words of not more than four letters. By Jennett Humphreys.
Maud's Doll and Her Walk. In Picture and Talk. In little words of not more than four letters. By Jennett Humphreys.
In Holiday Time. And other Stories. In little words of not more than five letters. By Jennett Humphreys.
Whisk and Buzz. By Mrs. A.H. Garlick.
THE SIXPENNY SERIES FOR CHILDREN.
Neatly bound in cloth extra. Each contains 64 pages and a Coloured Cut.
A Little Man of War. By L.E. Tiddeman. Lady Daisy. By Caroline Stewart. Dew. By H. Mary Wilson. Chris's Old Violin. By J. Lockhart. Mischievous Jack. By A. Corkran. The Twins. By L.E. Tiddeman. Pet's Project. By Cora Langton. The Chosen Treat. By Charlotte Wyatt. Little Neighbours. By Annie S. Fenn. Jim: A Story of Child Life. By Christian Burke. Little Curiosity: Or, A German Christmas. By J.M. Callwell. Sara the Wool-gatherer. By W.L. Rooper. Fairy Stories: told by Penelope. A New Year's Tale: and other Stories. From the German. By M.A. Currie. Little Mop: and other Stories. By Mrs. Charles Bray. The Tree Cake: and other Stories. By W.L. Rooper. Nurse Peggy, and Little Dog Trip. Fanny's King. By Darley Dale. Wild Marsh Marigolds. By D. Dale. Kitty's Cousin. By Hannah B. Mackenzie. Cleared at Last. By Julia Goddard. Little Dolly Forbes. By Annie S. Fenn. A Year with Nellie. By A.S. Fenn. The Little Brown Bird. The Maid of Domremy: and other Tales. Little Eric: a Story of Honesty. Uncle Ben the Whaler. The Palace of Luxury. The Charcoal Burner. Willy Black: a Story of Doing Right. The Horse and His Ways. The Shoemaker's Present. Lights to Walk by. The Little Merchant. Nicholina: a Story about an Iceberg.
"A very praiseworthy series of Prize Books. Most of the stories are designed to enforce some important moral lesson, such as honesty, industry, kindness, helpfulness."—School Guardian.
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A SERIES OF FOURPENNY REWARD BOOKS.
Each 64 pages, 18mo, Illustrated, in Picture Boards.
A Start in Life. By J. Lockhart. Happy Childhood. By Aimee de Venoix Dawson. Dorothy's Clock. By Do. Toddy. By L.E. Tiddeman. Stories about my Dolls. By Felicia Melancthon. Stories about my Cat Timothy. Delia's Boots. By W.L. Rooper. Lost on the Rocks. By R. Scotter. A Kitten's Adventures. By Caroline Stewart. Holidays at Sunnycroft. By Annie S. Swan. Climbing the Hill. By Do. A Year at Coverley. By Do. Phil Foster. By J. Lockhart. Papa's Birthday. By W.L. Rooper. The Charm Fairy. By Penelope. Little Tales for Little Children. By M.A. Currie. Worthy of Trust. By H.B. Mackenzie. Brave and True. By Gregson Gow. Johnnie Tupper's Temptation. Do. Maudie and Bertie. Do. The Children and the Water-Lily. By Julia Goddard. Poor Tom Olliver. By Do. Fritz's Experiment. By Letitia M'Lintock. Lucy's Christmas-Box.
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[Transcriber's Note: The following section was at the beginning of the book in the original copy.]
MR. HENTY'S HISTORICAL TALES.
Crown 8vo, Cloth elegant, Olivine edges. Each Book is beautifully Illustrated.
The Cat of Bubastes: A Story of Ancient Egypt. 5s.
The Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibal. 6s.
For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem. 6s.
The Lion of St. Mark: A Story of Venice in the 14th Century. 6s.
The Lion of the North: A Tale of Gustavus Adolphus and the Wars of Religion. 6s.
In the Reign of Terror: The Adventures of a Westminster Boy during the French Revolution. 5s.
The Dragon and the Raven: Or, The Days of King Alfred. 5s.
In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce. 6s.
St. George for England: A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers. 5s.
Under Drake's Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main. 6s.
Orange and Green: A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick. 5s.
Bonnie Prince Charlie: A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden. 6s.
The Bravest of the Brave: Or, With Peterborough in Spain. 5s.
With Wolfe in Canada: Or, The Winning of a Continent. 6s.
With Clive in India: Or, The Beginnings of an Empire. 6s.
True to the Old Flag: A Tale of the American War of Independence. 6s.
Through the Fray: A Story of the Luddite Riots. 6s.
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For Name and Fame: Or, Through Afghan Passes. 5s.
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