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their Saviour.

THE FABLES OF ^ESOP. Compiled from the best ac-
cepted sources. With 62 illustrations.

The fables of /Esop are among the very earliest compositions of
this kind, and probably have never been surpassed for point and
brevity, as well as for the practical good sense they display. In
their grotesque grace, in their quaint humor, in their trust in the
simpler virtues, in their insight into the cruder vices, in their inno-
cence of the fact of sex, yEsop's Fables are as little children— and
for that reason will ever find a home in the heaven of little chil-
dren's souls.

THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, or the Adventures of
a Shipwrecked Family on an Uninhabited Island. With
50 illustrations.

A remarkable tale of adventure that will interest the boys and
girls. The father of the family tells the tale and the vicissitudes
through which he and his wife and children pass, the wonderful
discoveries they make, and the dangers they encounter. It is a
standard work of adventure that has the favor of all who have
read it.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE DISCOVERY
OF AMERICA. With 70 illustrations.

It is the duty of every American lad to know the story of Chris-
topher Columbus. In this book is depicted the story of his life
and struggles ; of his persistent solicitations at the courts of Eu-
rope, and his contemptuous receptions by the learned Geographical
Councils, until his final employment by Queen Isabella. Records
the day-by-day journey ings while he was pursuing his aim and his
perilous way over the shoreless ocean, until he "gave to Spain a
New World." Shows his progress through Spain on the occasion
of his first return, when he was received with rapturous demon-
strations and more than regal homage. His displacement by the



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Odjeas, Ovandos and Bobadilas ; his last return in chains, and the
story of his death in poverty and neglect.

THE STORY OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY
IN AFRICA. With 80 illustrations.

Records the adventures, privations, sufferings, trials, dangers
and discoveries in developing the ' ' Dark Continent, ' ' from the
early days of Bruce and Mungo Park down to Livingstone and
Stanley and the heroes of our ow^n times.

The reader becomes carried away by conflicting emotions of
wonder and sympathy, and feels compelled to pursue the story,
which he cannot lay down. No present can be more acceptable
than such a volume as this, where courage, intrepidity, resource
and devotion are so pleasantly mingled. It is very fully illustra-
ted with pictures worthy of the book.

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS INTO SOME REMOTE RE-
GIONS OF THE WORLD. With 50 ilkistrations.

In description, even of the most common-place things, his power
is often perfectly marvellous. Macaulay says of Swift : " Under
a plain garb and ungainly deportment were concealed some of the
choicest gifts that ever have been bestowed on any of the children
of men — rare powers of observation, brilliant art, grotesque inven-
tion, humor of the mo^t austere flavor, yet exquisitely delicious,
eloquence singularly pure, manly and perspicuous."

MOTHER GOOSE'S RHYMES, JINGLES AND FAIRY
TALES. With 300 illustrations.

"In this edition an excellent choice has been made from the
standard fiction cf the little ones. The abundant pictures are well-
drawn and graceful, the effect frequently striking and always deco-
rative . " — Cj'itic.

" Only to see the book is to wish to give it to every child one
knows." — Queen.

LIVES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED
STATES. Compiled from authoritative sources. With
portraits of the Presidents ; and also of the unsuccessful
candidates for the office; as well as the ablest of the
Cabinet officers.

This book should be in every home and school library. It tells,
in an impartial way, the story of the political history of the United
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dential nominations, it is just the book for intelligent boys, and it
will help to make them intelligent and patriotic citizens.

THE STORY OF ADVENTURE IN THE FROZEN
SEA. With 70 illustrations. Compiled from authorized
sources.

We here have brought together the records of the attempts to
reach the North Pole. Our object being to recall the stories of the
early voyagers, and to narrate the recent efforts of gallant adven-
turers of various nationalities to cross the " unknown and inacces-
ible " threshold ; and to show how much can be accompHshed by
indomitable pluck and steady perseverance. Portraits and numer-
ous illustrations help the narration. ^

ILLUSTRATED NATURAL HISTORY. By the Rev.
J. G. Wood. With 80 illustrations.

Wood's Natural History needs no commendation. Its author
has done more than any other writer to popularize the study. His
work is known and admired overall the civilized world. The sales
of his works in England and America have been enormous. The
illustrations in this edition are entirely new, striking and life-like.

A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND. By Charles
Dickens. With 50 illustrations.

Dickens grew tired of listening to his children memorizing the
old fashioned twaddle that went under the name of English his-
tory. He thereupon wrote a book, in his own peculiarly happy
style, primarily for the educational advantage of his own children,
but was prevailed upon to publish the work, and make its use gen-
eral. Its success was instantaneous and abiding.

BLACK BEAUTY; The Autobiography of a Horse. By
Anna Sewell. With 50 illustrations.

This NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION is sure to command attention.
Wherever children are, whether boys or girls, there this Autobiog-
raphy should be. It inculcates habits of kindness to all members
of the animal creation. The liteiary merit of the bo jk is excellent,

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS. With
50 illustrations. Contains the most favorably known of
the stories.

The text is somewhat abridged and edited for the young. It
forms an excellent introduction to those immortal tales which have
helped so long to keep th^ weary world young.



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ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES. By Hans Christian An-
dersen. With 77 illustrations.

The spirit of high moral teaching, and the delicacy of sentiment,
feeling and expression that pervade these tales make these won-
derful creations not only attractive to the young, but equally accept-
able to those of mature years, who are able to understand their
real significance and appreciate the depth of their meaning.

GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES. With 50 illustrations.

These tales of the Brothers Grimm have carried their names into
every household of the civilized world.

The Tales are a wonderful collection, as interesting, from a lit-
erary point of view, as they are delightful as stories.

GRANDFATHER'S CHAIR; A History for Youth. By
Nathaniel Hawthorne. With 60 illustrations.

The story of America from the landing of the Puritans to the
acknowledgjitent without reserve of the Independence of the
United States, told with all the elegance, simph city, grace, clear-
ness and force for which Hawthorne is conspicuously noted.

FLOWER FABLES. By Louisa May Alcott. With colored
and plain illustrations.

A series of very interesting fairy tales by the most charming of
American story-tellers.

AUNT MARTHA'S CORNER CUPBOARD. By Mary
and Elizabeth Kirby. With 60 illustrations.

Stories about Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice and Chinaware, and
other accessories of the well-kept Cupboard. A book full of in-
terest for all the girls and many of the boys.

WATER-BABIES; A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. By
Charles Kingsley. With 94 illustrations.

*' Come read me my riddle, each good little man ;
If you cannot read it, no grown-up folk can."

BATTLES OF THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE. By
Prescott Holmes. With 70 illustrations.

A graphic and full history of the RebelHon of the American Col-
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that led thereto, and including an account of the second war with
Great Britain, and the War with Mexico.

BATTLES OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION. By
Prescott Holmes. With 80 illustrations.

A correct and impartial account of the greatest civil war in the
annals of history. Both of these histories of American wars are
a necessary part of the education of all intelligent American boys
and girls.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE WAR WITH
SPAIN. By Prescott Holmes. With 89 illustrations.

This history of our war with Spain, in 1S98, presents in a plain,
easy style the splendid achievements of our army and"navy, and
the prominent figures that came into the public view during that
period. Its glowing descriptions, wealth of anecdote, accuracy cf
statement and profusion of illustration make it a most desirable
gift-book for young readers.

HEROES OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY. By
Hartwell James. With 65 illustrations.

The story of our navy is one of the most brilliant pages in the
world's history. The sketches and exploits contained in this vol-
ume cover our entire naval history from the days of the honest,
rough sailors of Revolutionary times, with their cutlasses and
boarding pike?, to the brief war of 1898, when our superbly ap-
pointed warships destroyed Spain's proud cruisers by the merci-
less accuracy of their fire.

MILITARY HEROES OF THE UNITED STATES.
By Hartwell James. With 97 illustrations.

In this volume the brave lives and heroic deeds c four military
heroes, from Paul Revere to Lawton, are told in the most captiva-
ting manner. The material for the work has been gathered from
the North and the Sou.h alike. The volume presents all the im-
portant facts in a manner enabling the young people of our united
and prosperous land to easily become familiar with the command-
ing figures that have arisen in our military history.

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; or Life Among the Lowly. By
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The unfailing interest in the famous old story suggested the need
of an edition specially prepared for young readers, and elaborately
illustrated. This edition completely fills that want.

SEA KINGS AND NAVAL HEROES. By Hartwell
James. With 50 illustrations.

The most famous sea battles of the world, with sketches of the
lives, enterprises and achievements of men who have become fam-
ous in naval history. They are stories of brave lives in times of
trial and danger, charmingly told for young people.

POOR BOYS' CHANCES. By John Habberton. With
50 illustrations.

There is a fascination about the writings of the author of
" Helen's Babies," from which none can escape. In this charm-
ing \olume, Mr. Habberton tells the boys of America how they
can attain the highest positions in the land, without the struggles
and privations endured by poor boys who rose to eminence and
fame in former limes.

ROMULUS, the Founder of Rome. By Jacob Abbott.
With 49 illustrations.

In a plain and connected narrative, the author tells the stories
of the founder of Rome and his great ancestor, yEneas. These
are of necessity sumewhat legendary in character, but are pre-
sented precisely as they have come down to us from ancient times.
They are prefaced by an account of the life and inventions of Cad-
mus, the " Father of the Alphabet," as he is often called.

CYRUS THE GREAT, the Founder of the Persian Empire.
By Jacob Abbott. With 40 illustrations.

For nineteen hundred years, the story of the founder of the an-
cient Persian empire has been read by every generation of man-
kind. The story of the life and actions of Cyrus, as told by the
author, presents vivid pictures of the magnificence of a monarchy
that rose about five hundred years before the Christian era, and
rolled on in undisturbed magnitude and glory for many centuries.

ADVENTURES IN TOYLAND. By Edith King Hull.
With 70 illustrations by Alice B. Woodward.

The sayings and doings of the dwellers in toyland, related by
one of them to a dear little girl. It is a delightful book for chil-
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DARIUS THE GREAT, King of the Medes and Persians.
By Jacob Abbott. With 34 illustrations.

No great exploits marked the career of this monarch, who was
at one time the absolute sovereign of nearly one-half of the world.
He reached his high position by a stratagem, and left behind him
no strong impressions of personal character, yet, the history of his
life and reign should be read along with those of Cyrus, Caesar,
Hannibal and Alexander.

XERXES THE GREAT, King of Persia. By Jacob Ab-
bott. With 39 illustrations.

For ages the name of Xerxes has been associated in the minds
of men with the idea of the highest attainable human magnificence
and grandeur. He was the sovereign of the ancient Persian em-
pire at the height of its prosperity and power. The invasion of
Greece by the Persian hordes, the battle of Thermopylae, the burn-
ing of Athens, and the defeat of the Persian galleys at Salamis are
chapters of thrilling interest.

THE ADVENTURES OF A BROWNIE. By Miss
Mulock, author of John Halifax, Gentleman, etc. With
18 illustrations.

One of the best of Miss Murlock's charming stories for children.
All the situations are amusing and are sure to please youthful
readers.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT, King of Macedon. By
Jacob Abbott. With 51 illustrations.

Born heir to the throne of Macedon, a country on the confines
of Europe and Asia, Alexander crowded into a brief career of
twelve years a brilliant series of exploits. The readers of to-day
will find pleasure and profit in the history of Alexander the Great,
a potentate before whom ambassadors and princes from nearly all
the nations of the earth bowed in humihty.

PYRRHUS, King of Epirus. By Jacob Abbott. With 45
illustrations.

The story of Pyrrhus is one of the ancient narratives which has
been told and retold for many centuries in the literature, eloquence
and poetry of all civilized nations. While possessed of extraordi-
nary ability as a military leader, Pyrrhus actually accomplished
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of a noble and generous spirit, but only succeded in perpetrating
crimes against the peace and welfare of mankind.

HANNIBAL, the Carthaginian. By Jacob Abbott. With
37 illustrations.

Hannibal's distinction as a warrior was gained during the des-
perate contests between Rome and Carthage, known as the Punic
wars. Entering the scene when his country was engaged in peace-
ful traffic with the various countries of the known world, he turned
its energies into military aggression, conquest and war, becoming
himself one of the greatest military heroes the world has ever
known.

MIXED PICKLES. By Mrs. E. M. Field. With 31 illus-
trations by T. Pym.

A remarkably entertaining story for young people. The reader
is introduced to a charming little girl whose mishaps while trying
to do good are very appropriately termed " Mixed Pickles."

JULIUS C^SAR, the Roman Conqueror. By Jacob Ab-
bott. With 44 illustrations.

The life and actions of Julius Caesar embrace a period in Roman
history beginning with the civil wars of Marius and Sylla and end-
ing with the tragic death of Caesar Imperator. The work is an
accurate historical account of the life and times of one of the great
military figures in history, in fact, it is history itself, and as such is
especially commended to the readers of the present generation.

ALFRED THE GREAT, of England. By Jacob Abbott.
With 40 illustrations.

In a certain sense, Alfred appears in history as the founder of
the British monarchy : his predecessors having governed more like
savage chieftains than English kings. The w^ork has a special
value for young readers, for the character of Alfred was that of an
honest, conscientious and far-seeing statesman. The romantic
story of Godwin furnishes the concluding chapter of the volume.

WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, of England. By Jacob
Abbott. With 43 illustrations.

The life and times of William of Normandy have always been a
fruitful theme for the historian. War and pillage and conquest
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land and France : and the story of William as told by the author
of this volume makes some of the most fascinating page-, ia his-
tory. It is especially delightful to young reader-;.

liERNANDO CORTEZ, the Conqueror of Mexico. By
Jacob Abbott. With 30 illustrations.

In this volume the author gives vivid pictures of the wild and
adventurous career of Cortez and his companions in the conque>t
of Mexico. Many good motives were united with those of ques-
tionable character, in the prosecution of his enterprise, but in
those days it was a matter of national ambition to enlarge the
boundaries of nations and to extend their commerce at any cost.
The career of Cortez is one of absorbing interest.

THE LITTLE LAME PRINCE. By Miss Mulock. With
24 illustrations.

The author styles it "A Parable for Old and Young." It is in her
happiest vein and delightfully interesting, especially to youthful
readers.

MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS. By Jacob Abbott. With
45 illustrations.

The story of Mary Stuart holds a prominent place in the present
series of historical narrations. It has had many tellings, for the
melancholy story of the unfortunate queen has always held a high
place in the estimation of successive generations of readers. Her
story is full of romance and pathos, and the reader is carried along
by conflicting emotions of wonder and sympathy.

QUEEN ELIZABETH, of England. By Jacob Abbott.
With 49 illustrations.

In strong contrast to the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, is that
of Elizabeth, Queen of England. They were cousins, yet im-
placable foes. Elizabeth's reign was in many ways a glorious one,
and her successes gained her the applause of the world. The
stirring tales of Drake, Hawkins and other famous mariners of
her lime have been incorporated into the story of Elizabeth's life
and reign.

KING CHARLES THE FIRST, of England. By Jacob
Abbott. With 41 illustrations.

The well-known figures in the stormy reign of Charles I. are
brought forward in this narrative of his life and times. It is his-
tory told in the most fascinating manner, and embraces the early



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life of Charles ; the court of James I.; struggles between Charles
and the Parliament ; the Civil war ; the trial and execution of the
king. The narrative is impartial and holds the attention of the
reader.

KING CHARLES THE SECOND, of England. By Jacob
Abbott. With 38 illustrations.

Beginning with his infancy, the life of the ♦* Merry Monarch "
is related in the author's inimitable style. His reign was signal-
ized by many disastrous events, besides those that related to his
personal troubles and embarrassments. There were unfortunate
wars ; naval defeats ; dangerous and disgraceful plots and con-
SDiracies. Trobule sat very lightly on the shoulders of Charles II.,
however, and the cares of state were easily forgotten in the society
of his court and dogs,

THE SLEEPY KING. By Aubrey Hopwood and Seymour
Hicks. With 7 7 illustrations by Maud Trelawney.

A charmingly-told Fairy Tale, full of delight and entertain-
ment. The illustrations are original and strikmg, adding greatly
to the interest of the text.

MARIA ANTOINETTE, Queen of France. By John S. C.
Abbott. With 42 illustrations.

The tragedy of Maria Antoinette is one of the most mournful in
the history of the world. "Her beauty dazzled the whole king-
dom," says Lamartine. Her lofty and unbending spirit under
unspeakable indignities and atrocities, enlists and holds the sympa-
thies of the readers of to-day, as it has done in the past.

MADAME ROLAND, A Heroine of the French Revolution.
By Jacob Abbott. With 42 illustrations.

The French Revolution developed few, if any characters more
worthy of notice than that of Madame Roland. The absence of
playmates, in her youth, inspired her with an insatiate thirst for
knowledge, and books became her constant companions in every
unoccupied hour. She fell a martyr to the tyrants of the French
Revolution, but left behind her a career full of instruction that
never fails to impress itself upon the reader.

JOSEPHINE, Empress of France. By Jacob Abbott. With
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Maria Antoinette beheld the dawn of the French Revolution ;
Madame Roland perished under the lurid glare of its high noon ;
Josephine saw it fade into darkness. She has been called the
*' Star of Napoleon ; " and it is certain that she added luster to
his brilliance, and that her persuasive influence was often exerted
to win a friend or disarm an adversary. The lives of the Empress
Josephine, of Maria Antoinette, and of Madame Roland are
especially commended to young lady readers.

TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE. By Charles and Mary
Lamb. With 80 illustrations.

The text is somewhat abridged and edited for young people, but
a clear and definite outline of each play is presented. Such episodes
or incidental sketches of character as are not absolutely necessary
to the development of the tales are omitted, while the many moral
lessons that lie in Shakespeare's plays and make them valuable in
the training of the young are retained. The b 10k is winnmg, help-
ful and an effectual guide to the "inner shrine" of the great
dramatist.

MAKERS OF AMERICA. By Hartwell James. With 75
' illustrations.

This volume contains attractive and suggestive sketches of the
lives and deeds of men who illustrated some special phase in the
political, religious or social life of our country, from its settlement
to the close of the eighteenth century. It affords an opportunity
for young readers to become easily familiar with these characters
and their historical relations to the building of our Republic. An
account of the discovery of America prefaces the work.

A WONDER BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. By
Nathaniel Hawthorne. With 50 illustrations.

In this volume the genius of Hawthorne has shaped anew
wonder tales that have been hallowed by an antiquity of two or
three thousand years. Seeming " never to have been made" they
are legitimate subjects for every age to clothe with its own fancy
as to manners and sentiment, and its own views of morality. The
volume has a charm fo - old and young alike, for the author has
not thought it necessary to ** write downward " in order to meet
the comprehension of children.


















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