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I. The Poet and the Painter; OR, GEMS OF ART AND

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This volume, it is believed, is the most sumptuous, the most richly-illustrated, and altogether the most elegant gift-book published in America.

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Richard Doyle. With a Poem by W. Allingham. With 16 Plates containing 36 Designs, beautifully printed in Colors. Comprising, amongst others, the following subjects: The Fairy Triumphal March, the Musical Elf who taught the Little Birds to Sing, the Fairy Queen takes an Airy Drive in her Carriage drawn by Butterflies, a Dance amongst the Toadstools, Asleep in the Moonlight, the Courtship of the Fairy Prince, the Toilet of the Baby-Elves, the Race of Snails, the Tournament, Sailing in the Water-Lilies, etc. Cloth Edition. Price, $12.00.

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With Descriptive Text by Frederick Pecht.

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The Arts in the Middle Ages, AND AT THE PERIOD

AND AT THE PERIOD OF THE RENAISSANCE. By Paul Lacroix, Curator of the Imperial Library of the Arsenal, Paris. Illustrated with nineteen Chromo-Lithographic Prints by F. Kellerhoven, and upward of four hundred Engravings on Wood.

I vol.,

imperial 8vo. Cloth, gilt sides and back. 520 pages. Price, $12.00.


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By LOUIS FIGUIER. Illustrated with thirty scenes of Primitive life, and two hundred and thirty-three figures
of objects belonging to prehistoric ages.

One vol., 8vo. Cloth. Price, $4.00. Cecan World," "The Vegetable World," "The Insect World,” ew editions of Louis Figuier's previous works now ready: consisting of “The World before the Deluge," "The

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Home Chat with our Young Folks, On People and Things

they See or Hear about. By C. L. Moteaux. One vol., small quarto. With 200 Engravings on Wood, of great beauty and variety, and bound in cloth, stamped in gilt and red. Price, $2.50.

Little Rosy's Picture-Book. With 24 beautiful colored Ilustrations,

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How do I Know? Walks and Talks with Uncle Merton. By the author

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With 12 full-page Illustrations.

I vol., square

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HURST FARM. By the author of “ Aunt Annie's Stories," “ Brother Bertie," etc., etc. Illustrated with 30 Engravings, many of them full-page colored ones. I vol., square 12mo. Cloth, $2.


Translated from the French of P. J. Stahl. With 24 large tinted Illustrations. By Lorenz Frölich. I vol., large 8vo. Cloth, $1.50.

Jack the Conqueror. By the author of « Dick and His Donkey." With

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Appletons' Juvenile Annual. A Christ.Ships and Sailors, Ancient and Mod

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New yearly subscribers to APPLETONS' JOURNAL distinguished artists, and make a very choice colfor 1871, remitting, direct to the publishers, the lection of American landscapes, such as ordinarily full subscription-price of four dollars, will receive, could not be bought for the full price of the year's as a premium, ten elegant steel engravings, hand- subscription to the Journal. Notice should be somely printed on fine plate paper. The series taken that these engravings cannot be given to clubs, consists of: “Noon on the Sea-Shore," by J. F. or to any subscribers where we do not receive the Kensett ; “Sunday Morning,” by A. B. Durand ; full amount of four dollars.

Sunday Afternoon," by James Hart; “Emi-
grants Crossing the Plains,” by F. 0. C. Darley ; A very useful little manual for students is
“ The River Road,” by A. F. Bellows; “West “What to Read, and How to Read," containing a
Point, and the Highlands," by Harry Fenn; “A classified list of books in each department of study,
Morning in the Tropics,” by F. E. Church; “Lake with hints and suggestions to the reader. The lists
George,” by J. W. Casilear; “ The Quiet Nook,” are divided into first class, second class, and third
by A. F. Bellows ; "Indian Rock," by W. S. Has- class, wbich arrangement enables the reader to
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NE-SW. Canes Venatici, Ursa Major, Lynx

Taurus, Eridanus. To be attractive, the study of Astronomy must

SE-NW. Monoceros, Gemini, . Perseus, An. be practical. The facts a student learns about

dromeda. Venus and Jupiter, Arcturus and Sirius, are im Look for Capella a little west or porth-west of pressed on the mind with tenfold force, if he knows the zenith; and Betelgeuse, or a Orionis, very near where to find them in the sky. The Great Bear the meridian, about one-third of the way from the

zenith to the southern horizon, A little west of and the Serpent, the Eagle and the Dolphin, excite

Betelgeuse is Bellatrix. but little interest, unless one recognizes them as

As the asterisk denotes that the constellations they march through the heavens, and Cassiopea between which it is placed are separated by the and Andromeda are voted bores unless we have zenith, it will be seen at once that we have here the honor of their personal acquaintance.

an accurate Directory of the heavens for the even. LOCKYER’S “ Elements of Astronomy” recog- ings in question. In this and many other ways, nizes this fact, and gives directions so explicit for Lockyer has managed to infuse life and power finding various objects of interest in the heavens into the dry bones of the subject. He describes that even without a telescope the subject is en- the mode of using astronomical instruments, and dowed with marvellous fascination. With the

gives a graphic account of recent investigations aid of two comprehensive charts of the celestial with the spectroscope, and the conclusions respect

. hemispheres which are appended to the volume, ing the constitution of the sun, stars, and nebulæ, and which answer every purpose of a costly ce

to which it has led. Carefully distinguishing be. lestial globe or atlas, the stars are readily distin- tween the real and the apparent movements of the guished and the constellations traced; and, to heavenly bodies, he is believed to give a clearer facilitate the task still further, the constellations insight into the laws and relations of our universe visible on some fifty evenings throughout the year, than any other author. at certain hours, are enumerated in the order in

Should this notice fall into the hands of any which they appear from north to south, from east teacher or school-officer wbo desires an opportuto west, from north-east to south-west, and from nity of examining the American edition of Locksouth-east to north-west. Thus, from page 189 we

yer's Elements, with a view to its introduction if quote the list of constellations visible on certain approved, be can secure a copy by return mail, evenings of January and February :

post-paid, by remitting to the publishers, D. ApJan. 20, 10 P. M.

pleton & Co., 90 cents. (Feb. 4, 9 P. M.; 19, 8 P. M.; Dec. 21, midn't; Jan. 5, 11 P. M.)

TWELVE GOOD REASONS. N-S. Draco, polaris, Camelopardalus, * Au

riga, Orion, Lepus, Columba Noachi. We give below twelve good reasons for using E-W. Leo, Cancer, # Aries, Cetus. ; QUACKENBOS'S ARITHMETICS, which we are sure

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