Gilman's First Steps in General History,
A " suggestive outline" of rare compactness. Each country Is treated by it*elf,
and the United States receive special attention. Frequent Maps, contemporary
events in Tables, References to Standard Works for fuller details, and a minute
Index constitute the " Illustrative Apparatus." From no other work that we know
of can so succinct a view of the world's history be obtained. Considering the neces-
sary limitation of space, the style is surprisingly vivid, and at times even ornate.
In all respects a charming, though not the less practical, text-book,
Gilman's "Seven Historic Ages,"
This book is written in the style used by a father talking with hie children on the
M of historv. As one Ajfe after another is taken up, the author I
the young reader the prominent men and characteristic events by which it is I
remembered. The object is to stimulate the pupil in school or the child at home t
study history, to think of it as a lively picture of the doings of men, and n
dead list of uninteresting dates.
Baker's Brief History of Texas,
On the plan of "Barnes' Brief Histories," with Constitution of the State, for
National Series of Standard Scftoot-Bookt.
Chapman's American Drawing Book,
The standard American text-book and authority m all branches of art. A com-
pilation of art principles. A manual for the amateur, and basis of study for the pro-
fessional artist. Adapted for schools and private instruction.
CONTENTS. "Any one who can Learu to Write can Learn to Draw." Primary
Instruction in Drawing. Rudiments of Drawing the Human Head. Rudiments in,
Drawing the Human Figure. Rudiments of Drawing. The Elements oi'iit'oinetry.-
Perspective. Of Studying and Sketching from Nature. Of Paimin;,-. Etching \\n\
.Engraving. Of Modeling. Of Composition Advice to the American Art-Studenv,
The work is of course magnificently illustrated with all the original designs.
Chapman's Elementary Drawing Book,
A Progressive Course of Practical Exercises, or a text-book for the training of the
eye and nand. It contains the elements from the larger work, and a copy F.hould
be ; n the hands of every pupil; while a copy of the "American Drawing Book."
named above, should be at hand for reference "by the class.
The Little Artist's Portfolio,
25 Drawing Cards (progressive patterns), 25 Blanks, and a fine Artist's Pencil,
all in one neat envelope.
Clark's Elements of Drawing,
A complete course in this graceful art, from the first rudiment? of outline to the
finished sketches of landscape and scenery.
Fowle's Linear and Perspective Drawing,
For the cultivation of the eye and hand, with copious illustrations and direc-
tions for the guidance of the unskilled teacher.
Monk's Drawing Books Six Numbers, per set,
Kacu took contains eleven large patterns, with opposing blank?. No. 1. Elemen-
tary Studies. No. 2. Studies of Foliage. No. 3. Landscapes. No. 4. Animals, L
No. 5. Animals, IL No. 6. Marine Views, etc.
Allen's Map-Drawing, Scale,
This method introduces a new era in Map-Drawing, for the following reasons :
1. It is a system. This is its greatest merit. 2. It is easily understood and taught
3. The eye is trained to exact measurement by the use of a scale. 4. By uo spe-
cial effort of the memory, distance and comparative size are fixed in the mind.
5. It discards useless construction of lines. 6. It can be taught bv any teacher, even
though there may have been no previous practice in Map-Drawing. 7. Any pupil
old enough to study Geography can learn by this System, in a short time, to draw
accurate maps. 8. The System is not the result of 'theory, but comes directly from
the school-room. It has been thoroughly and successfully tested there, \vith all
grades of pupils. 9. It is economical, as'it requires no mapping plates. It gives
Die pupil the ability of rapidly drawing accurate maps.
Based on the Circle. One of the most efficient aids to the acquirement of a
knowledge of Geography is the practice of map-drawing. It is useful for the same
reason that the best exercise in orthography is the tpritinq of difficult words.
Bight comes to the aid of hearing, and a double impression is produced upon the
memory. Knowledge becomes less mechanical and more intuitive. The stiulfr.t
tvho has sketched the outlines of a country, and dotted the important places, is little
likely to forget either. The impression produced may be compared to thit of
traveler who has been over the ground, while more coirprehensive and ace- irate in
27tc A'ateonal Series of Standard School -Hookt.
Folsom's Logical Book-keeping,
Folsom's Blanks to Book-keeping,
This treatise embraces the interesting and important discoveries
ol Prof. Folsom (of the Albany " Bryant & Strati. [he par-
tial enunciation of which in lecture* and otherv, .ictedBO
much attention in circles interested in commercial education.
After studying business phenomena for many year*, he has arrived
at the positive lawn anil principles that nmieilie the. whuli- mlij-i of
Accounts; finds that the science is iia-ed ; icterm*
that value divides into two classf* with varied -pet ie.- ; th-it all the
exchanges of values are reducible to nine equations : and that all the
results of all these exchanges are limited to (Icirlieu in number.
As accounts have been universally taught hitherto, without f-etting
out from a radical analysis or definition of values, the -ciei,,-e has
been kej>t iu great obscurity, and been made as dilli'-iilt to impart aa
to acquire. On the new theory, however, tln-e obstacle* are chii-My
removed. In reading over the first part of it. in which the i_'overninjj
laws and principles are discussed, a person with nrdii.ary mi,
will obtain a fair conception of the , I of cconnU.
But when he comes to study thoroughly the^e la-.vs and principles ,-t*
there enunciated, and work* out the examples and memoranda which
elucidate the thirteen results of Iv.isSne-s. the student will neither fail
in readily acquiring the science as it i-, nor in becoming able intelli-
gently to apply it in the interpretation of busin
Smith & Martin's Book-keeping,
Smith & Martin's Blanks,
This work is by a practical teacher and a practical book-keeper.
It IB of a thoroughly popular class, and will l>e welcomed by every
one who loves to see theory and practice combined in an easy, con-
cise, and methodical form.
The Single Entry portion is well adapted to supply n want felt in
nearly all other treatises, which ceein to l>e prepared mainly for the
use of wholesale merchants, leaving retailers, mechanics, farmers,
etc., who transact the greater portion of the liusiness of the country,
without a guide. The work is also commended, on this account, for
general use in Young Ladies' Seminaries, where a thorough ground-
in- in the simpler form of accounts will be invaluable to the future
housekeepers of the nation.
The treatise on Double Entry Book-keeping combines all the ad-
vantages of the most recent methods, wi'h the utmost simplicity of
application, thus affording the pupil all the advantages of actual ex-
perience in the counting-house, and giving a clear comprehension of
the entire subject through a judicious course of mercantile trans-
The shape of the book is such that the transactions can be pre-
sented as in actual practice : and the simplified form of Blanks-
three in number adds greatly to the ea* experienced in acquiring
Norton & Porter's First Book of Science,
BY eminent Professors of Yale College. Contains the"
thy. Astronomy, Chemistry, Physiology, and Geology, ftrraaind on U*
Caicehetical plan for pnmary classes and beginners.
Chambers' Treasury of Knowledge,
Ktoe lessons ar*^*rrf, common things which Be most imiindiafcjy
uKadftrat attract tfeeatmiiom of the ywa)g mind; MOMt, COMUBOB objocta
* <jal, and Vegetable lritiim. IhHaial articles, and
staaoBs; ***** ijrtiaatiL view of Nasre under the variooi
Norton's First Book in Natural Philosophy,
By Prot Noroai,<jf Tate OoB. Deogned for beainuer*. Proftiseiy i
Peck's Ganot's Course of Nat. Philosophy
*n>e stinted text-took of France. Americanized and popularized bt
: of France. .^rcrricanized and
Peck's Elements of Mechanics,
and adequate in it^tlf for a i
Bartlett's svimiaic, in UILYTIC, Mechanics,
Bartlelt's Acoustics and Optics,
A svstem of CoDegiatt: Philosophy, by Prof. EAETXETT, of West Point Hditarj
Steele's 14 Weeks Course in Philos. (see p. 34)
Steele's Philosophical Apparatus,
t- li* cxporiaveatti JB the ordinarr Ten-books. T^W articiBt
Page's Elements of Geology,
-. *- . -r..t : '. :. - .. ' - V . ."_>-. :T*:i:Z!~.. ?.~.-.',i. L-.L K^.i^-*X
Emmons' Manual of Geology,
Steele's 14 Weeks Course (seep.34)
Steele's Geological Cabinet,
teen, avatar parts. Sold
The National Sertct of seanaard School-Hook*.
Peck's Ganot's Popular Physics,
From PBOF. ALOITZO Coms, Cornea CoOeye, Iowa.
1 vn pleased with it I have decided to introduce it as a text -book.
From H. F. Jomfsos, President Madison College, Sharon, JtLt
I am pleased with Peck's Ganot, and think it a magnificent book,
from PBOF. EDWARD BROOKS, Pennsylvania State Formal School.
So eminent are its merits, that it will be introduced aa the text-book trpoc ea
iheutary physica in this institution.
From H. n. LOCKWOOD, Professor Katvral Philosophy U. 8. Nar.dl Armttrnf
I am so pleased with it that I will probably add it to a course of lecture* given U
the midshipmen of mid school on physics.
From GEO. S. MACKIE, Professor Xatural IRitory Uxttertit) of XathriUe, Torn.
I have decided on the introduction ot Peck's Ganofs Philosophy, aa I am ati
fled that it is the beat book for- the purposes of mv pupil* that I have eeeb. coor
bining simplicity of ezplanation with elegance of illustration.
From W. S. McRAE, Superintendent Veray Public Schools, Indiana,
Having carefully examined a number of text-book on natnral philoopby, I d
not. hesitate to cxpres-s my decided opinion in lavor of Peck's Ganot. The matter.
style, and illustration eminently adapt the work to the popular wants.
From REV. SAXCEL McKnrsreY, D.D., Preset Austin. College, HuntniOz, Texat.
It gives rac. pleasure to commend it to teachers. I have taught pome rlnnnrn with
It as bur text, and must eay, for simplicity of style and clearness of illustration, J
have found nothing as yet published of equal value to the teacher and pupil.
From C. V. SFEAB, Principal Maplewood Institute, PitleJUld, Mast.
I am much pleased with its ample illustrations by plate. and it* clearness end
simplicity of statement. It cover- the ground u.-uafly gone over by oar highec
clase, and contains many fresh illustrations from life or daily occurrence^, uad
new applications of scientific principles to such.
From J. A BASTIELD, Superintendent ManhaB PubBc School*, Michiya ,
I have u?ed Peck's Ganot since 1863. and with increasing pleasnre and f- 1. *
tion each term. I consider it gnperior to any other work on phyt>ic in its i ia .na-
tion to our hi^h schools and academies. Its illurtraiioiia are superb oettcf
than three times their number of pages of fine print.
From A. SCHTTLEB, Prof, of Mathematics in Baldwin Unireriity, Sent, Mo.
After a careful examination of Peck's Ganot's Natural Philosophy, Dd ictna|
test of ita merits as a text-book. I can heartily recommend it as admirably Uaj
to meet the wants of the trrade of Ptndenta for which it is intended.
and illustrations are unrivaled. We use it in the Baldwin t Diversity.
from D. C. YAJT NORMAIT, Principal Van Karma* bv&twU, New York
The Natnral Philosophy of M. Ganot. edited by Profc Pe*to,ta By ytoAim.
the best work of it* kind, for the use intended, ever jwblfehed Ita tL<
Whether reearded in relation to the natnral order of the topics, tneue
clearness of its definitions, or the fuDness and beauty of ita flMinflnai, u H ee.
lainly, I think, an advance.
rW~ For many similar testimonialfi, see current numbers of UM XButratad E6
The National Series of Standard School-33ooks.
NATURAL SCIENCE- Continued.
Porter's First Book of Chemistry,
Porter's Principles of Chemistry,
The above are widely known as the productions of one of the most eminent ecien-
tific men of America. The extreme simplicity in the method of presenting the
science, while exhaustively treated, has excited universal commendation.
Darby's Text-Book of Chemistry,
Purely a Chemistry, divesting the subject of matters comparatively foreign to It
(such as heat, light, electricity, etc.), but usually allowed to engross too much atten-
tion in ordinary school-books.
Gregory's Chemistry, (Organic and Inorganic, each)
The science exhaustively treated. For colleges and medical students.
Steele's Fourteen Weeks Course,
A successful effort to reduce the study to the limits of & single term. (See page 34.)
Steele's Chemical Apparatus,
Adequate to the performance of all the important experiments.
Thinker's First Lessons in Botany,
For children. The technical terms are largely dispensed with in favor of an easy
and familiar style adapted to the smallest learner.
Wood's Object- Lessons in Botany,
Wood's American Botanist and Florist,
Wood's New Class-Book of Botany,
The standard text-books of the United States in this department. In style they
are simple, popular, and lively; in arrangement, easy and natural; in description,
graphic and strictly exact. The Tables for Analysis are reduced to a perfect system.
More are annually sold than of all others combined.
Wood's Plant Record,
A simple form of Blanks for recording observations In the field.
Wood's Botanical Apparatus,
A portable Trunk, containing Drying Press, Knife, Trowel, Microscope, and
Tweezers, and a copy of Wood's Plant Record composing a complete outfit for the
Willis's Flora of New Jersey,
" Caialoffus Ptantarum in Nma Casarea repertarum." This remarkable flora
is of great interest to all botanists, and the Jersey Pines have been termed " the
Mecca to which every young botanist hopes some day to make a pilgrimage." This
woikis indispensable" to those botanizing on the ground, and is the most useful
book ef reference ever published for collectors in all parts of the country. It con-
tains also a Botanical Directory, with addresses of living American botanists.
Young's Familiar Lessons,
Combining simplicity of diction with some degree of technical and scientific
knowledge for intermediate classes. Specially adapted for Texas and the South-
Darby's Southern Botany,
Embracing general Structural and Physiological Botany, with vegetable products,
ar*i descriptions of Southern plants, and a complete Flora of the Southern States.
The Nationae Series of Standard School- Soofct.
NATURAL SCIENCE Continued.
From PROF. RICHABD OWEN, Unlrtrrity of Indiana.
1 am well pleased with the evidence of philosophical method exhibited In th*
general arrangement, a- well a- with the clearness of the explanation*, the ready
intelligibility of the analytical table?, and the illustrative aid furnished by the
numerous and excellent wood-cute. I design using the work a* a ten-book" with
my next class.
From PRIN. B. R. ANDERSON, Columbus Union .S/-A/W. H?Y>;>*fn.
I have examined several works with a view to recom:
book on Botany, but I lay them all aside for " Wood's B " The
arrangement of the book is in my opinion excellent, its style fa- ; attrac-
tive, it? treatment of the various departments of t- - rlinrmiL'h. a<
but far from unimportant, I like the topical form of the question- to each chapter.
It seems to embrace the entire science. In fact, I consider it a complete, an
and exhaustive work.
From M. A. MARSHALL, New Hartn Hljh School. Conn.
It has all the excellencies of the well-known Class-Book of Botanv by the same
author in a smaller hook. By a judicious system of condensation, the size of the
Flora is reduced one-half, while no species are omitted, anil many new ones are
added. The descriptions of species are very brief, yet sufficient" to identify the
plant, and, when taken in connection with the generic" description, form a complete
description of the plant. The book as a whole will suit the want?- of cla-s. -
than anything I have yet seen. The adoption of the Botanist and Floris-t would
not require the exclusion of the Class-Book of Botany, as they are BO arranged thai
both might be used by the same class.
From PROF. G. H. PERKINS. Unii-emity of Vermont and Staff Arjrifitltural College.
I can truly say that the more I examine Wood's Class-Book. the better pleased I
m with it." In its illustration-, especially of particulars not easily observed by tlio
fUu'.ent. and the clearness and compactness of its statement-, M v- < 11 as in tli:- ter-
ritory its flora embraces, it appears to me to surpass any other work I know of.
The whole science, so far as it can be tauirht in a collet course, i- v.
and rendered unusually easy of comprehension. The mode of a- ll>-nt,
Avoiding as it does to a irreat extent those microscopic character* which puzzle tho
b-irinner, and using those that are obvious as far as possible. I regard the work M
a must admirable one, and shall adopt it as a text-book another year.
Pendleton's Scientific Agriculture,
A text book for collets and schools; treats of the following topics: Anatomy
and Phvsiologv of Plants : Atrricultnral Meteorology ; Soils as related to Ph^cs:
Chemist rv of the Atmosphere; of Plants; of SoiTs; ^Uiwn and Mtan! M*
imn-s ; Animal Nutrition, etc. By E. M. PENDLETON, M. D., Prof, of Agricultare In
the University of Georgia.
From President A. D. WHITE, Cornea UnirerMy.
Dear Sir- I have examined your " Text-book of Agricultural Science." and
Menu to me excellent in view of the purpose it is im-ml-d to serve. Many of your
chanter Sfemted me especiaty. ancfalf parts of the work seem to combine ^Kjeu-
tiflc instniction with practical information in proportions dictated by sound <
From President ROBINSON, of Brown rnlr*rrity.
It i scientific in method as well a* in matter, comprehensive in plan natnral and
lo^cal in order comt.act and lu.-id in its statements, and must be useful both a a-
teil^ook in Agrkultnral colleges, and as a hand-book for intelligent pUnwr. and
The Jtntional Series of Standard School-jBooks.
NATURAL SCIENCE Continued.
Jarvis' Elements c/i Physiology,
Jarvis' Physiology and Laws of Health,
The only books extant \vhich approach this subject with a proper view of the
true object of teaching Physiology in schools, viz.. that scholars may know how to
take care of their own health. In bold contrast with the abstract Anatomic*, which
children learn as they would Greek or Latin (and forgot as soen), to discipline the
rund, are these text-books, using the science as a secondary consideration, and only
so far as is necessary for the comprehension of the laws of health.
Hamilton's Vegetable and Animal Physiology,
The two branches of the science combined in one volume lead the student to a
proper comprehension of the Analogies of Nature.
Steele's Fourteen Weeks Course,
In the popular style, avoiding technical and purely scientific formulas. It con-
tains beautiful and vivid illustrations, some or them colored, and a blackboard
analysis of the skeleton. The sections on diseases and accidents, and iheir prompt
home treatment, give the book great practical value (see p. 34).
Willard's School Astronomy,
By means of clear and attractive illustration?, addressing the eye in many cases
by analogies, careful definitions of all necessary technical terms, a careful avoidance
or verbiage and unimportant matter, particular attention to analysis, and a general
adoption of the simplest methods. Mrs. Willard has made the best and most at-
tractive elementary Astronomy extant.
Mclntyre's Astronomy and the Globes,
A complete treatise for intermediate classes. Highly approved.
Bartlett's Spherical Astronomy,
The West Point course, for advanced classes, with applications to the current
wants of Navigation, Geography, and Chronology.
Steele's Fourteen Weeks Course,
Reduced to a single term, and better adapted to school use than any work here-
tofore published. Not written for the information of scientific men. but for the
inspiration of youth, the pages are not burdened with a multitude of figures which
no memory could possibly retain. The whole subject is presented in a clear and
concise form. (See p. 34)
Carll's Child's Book of Natural History,
Illustrating the Animal.Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms, with application te
the Arts, For beginners. Beautifully and copiously illustrated.
Chambers' Elements of Zoology,
A complete and comprehensive system of Zoology, adapted lor academic instruc-
tion, presenting a systematic view of the Animal Kingdom as a portion of externak
Steele's Fourteen Weeks Course,
Notable for its superb and entertaining illustration?, which include every ani-
mal named ; blackboard tables of classification and tabular review of the whole
animal kingdom ; interesting and characteristic facts and anecdotes ; directions for
colleclinj; and preserving specimens, etc., etc. (See p. 34.)
National Series of Standard School-ftoofa.
Jarvis' Physiology and Laws of Health.
From SAMCKL B. MCLANE, Superintendent Public Schools, Keohtk, Town,
I am glad to see a really good text-book on this much neglected branch. This to
4ear, concise, accurate, and eminently adapted to the claim-room.
from WILLIAM F. WTKM, Principal of Academy, H* Chester, Pennmjlv<t*t*.
A thorough examination has satisfied me of its superior claims as a text-book to tbc
Itteution of teacher and taught I shall introduce it at once.
Prom II. R. SANFORH, Principal of East Gn.est* Conference Semiranj, .V. Y.
, " Jarvis' Physiology" is received, and fully met our expectations. W immediately
from ISAAC T. GOODNOW, State Superintendent of Kansas pvblithrd in connection
Ufith the " Schttnl Law."
"Jarvis' Physiology," a cnnnnon-sonsc. practical work, with just enough of anat-
omy to understand the physiological portions. The last six pages, on Man's Kecpon
EibUity for his own health, are worth the price of the book.
From D. W. STEVENS, Superintendent Public Schools, Fall River, MOM.
I have examined Jarris' " Physiology and Laws of Health," which you had the
kindness to send to me a short time ago. In my judgment it Is far the best work ol
the kind within my knowledge. It has been adopted as a text-bouk In our public
From HKNBT G. DKNNT, Chairman Book Committee, Bottom, Matt.
The very excellent " Physiology " of D_. Jarvis I had introduced into our High
School, where the study had been temporarily dropped, believing it to be by far the
best work of the kind that had come under my observation; indeed, the reintrodnc-
tion of the study was delayed for some months, because Dr. Jarvis' book could not be
had, and we were unwilling to take any other.
From Psor. A. P. PBABODT, D.D., LL.D., Harvard Un<vtrsity.
I have been in the habit of examining school-books with great care, and I
hesitate not to say that, of all the text-books on Physiology which have been given to
the public. Dr. Jarvis' deserves the first place on the score of accuracy, thoroughness
method, simplicity of statement, and constant reference to topics of practical interact
From JAMES N. TOWUBETD, Superintendent Public Schools, Hudson, A'. Y.
Every human being is appointed to take charge of bis own body ; and of all book*
written upon this subject, I know of none which will so w.-ll prepare one to do this as
"Jarvis' Physiology" that is. in so small a compass of matter. It considers the
pure, simple laws of health paramount to science : and though the work is thoroughly
scientific, it is divested of all cumbrous technicalities, and presents the subject of phy-
sical life in a manner and style reully charming. It is unquestionably the best text*
book on physiology I have ever seen. It is giving great satisfaction in the schools of
this city, where it has been adopted as the standard.
From L. J. SANFOKD, M.D., Prof. Anatomy and Physiology in Yale CotUfft