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Page 23 - One of the most readable books of the season ; permanently valuable, always interesting, often amusing, and not inferior in all the essentials of a gift book.
Page 8 - Familiar Words. An Index Verborum, or Quotation Handbook. Affording an immediate Reference to Phrases and Sentences that have become embedded in the English language. 3rd and enlarged Edition. "The most extensive dictionary of quotation we have met with." — Notes and Queries. Essays by Montaigne. Edited, Compared, Revised, and Annotated by the Author of '
Page 9 - Gouff'e. The Royal Cookery Book. By JULES GOUFFE ; translated and adapted for English use by ALPHONSE GOUFFE, Head Pastrycook to Her Majesty the Queen. Illustrated with large plates printed in colours. 161 Woodcuts, 8vo, cloth extra, gilt edges, 2/. 2s. " Domestic Edition, half-bound, 10*. 6d. " By far the ablest and most complete work on cookery that has ever been submitted to the gastronomical world.
Page 9 - The chapters are so lively in themselves, so mingled with shrewd views of human nature, so full of illustrative anecdotes, that the reader cannot fail to be amused.
Page 258 - Round Table. With Biographical Introduction. The Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend. By Sir THOMAS BROWNE, Knt. Ballad Poetry of the Affections. By ROBERT BUCHANAN. Coleridge's Christabel, and other Imaginative Poems. With Preface by ALGERNON C. SWINBURNE. Lord Chesterfield's Letters, Sentences and Maxims.
Page 258 - Lord Chesterfield's Letters, Sentences, and Maxims. With Introduction by the Editor, and Essay on Chesterfield by M. de Ste.-Beuve, of the French Academy. Essays in Mosaic. By Thos. Ballantyne. My Uncle Toby ; his Story and his Friends. Edited by P. Fitzgerald. Reflections ; or, Moral Sentences and Maxims of the Duke de la Rochefoucald. Socrates : Memoirs for English Readers from Xenophon's Memorabilia.
Page 15 - Laocoon : an Essay upon the Limits of Painting and Poetry, with Remarks illustrative of various Points in the History of Ancient Art.
Page 12 - ILLUSTRATIONS of China and its People. By J. •*- THOMSON, FRGS Being Photographs from the Author's Negatives, printed in permanent Pigments by the Autotype Process, and Notes from Personal Observation. *** The complete work embraces 200 Photographs, with Letterpress Descriptions of the Places and People represented.