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The book has no direct competition, and is the only work devoted exclusively to the elixir question.

It was not an easy task for the author to collect and critically examine the numerous formulas for elixirs which are scattered through the journals and other publications during the past twenty-four years; but it has been accomplished, and the author's own experience with this class of preparations Professor Lloyd has been the first to handle the subject in a systematic and magistral manner. After collating the various formulas, selecting the best and eliminating the useless, he now presents to the pharmacist a good and complete practical treatise on elixirs, as accurate and explicit in its direc

has been added, introducing improvements and practical useful suggestions.

The book gives full, and what is better, reliable information about the numerous elixirs more or less in use, and will retain a permanent value as a good work.-American Journal of Pharmacy.

tions as any Dispensatory. In fact, it would be no unworthy supplement to any of these publications.

We heartily recommend Professor Lloyd's treatise to all pharmacists desirous of preparing their own elixirs.-The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette.

LONGLEY. ECLECTIC MANUAL OF PHONOGRAPHY. A Complete Guide to the Acquisition of Pitman's Phonetic Shorthand, with or without a Master. By ELIAS LONgley. A new and carefully revised edition. 12mo. In stiff paper binding, 65c. Cloth, 75

This "MANUAL" was first published in 1854, and continued for twentyfive years one of the most popular Shorthand books in the market. In 1879 it was thoroughly revised, and as the "ELECTRIC MANUAL," has become a standard work. In this new edition of 1882 it has again undergone careful revision.

satisfies us that it is all that could be desired. It combines cheapness with directness and brevity.-Cincinnati Commercial,

Your little book seems to me to be the very best for learners that has yet been issued. It is a clear, honest exposition of what phonography is and can do. The matter of the book is excellent, in its simplicity of arrangement, fullness of suggestion, methodical and practical presentation of the principles of the art, and in its helpfulness to the unpracticed student. The typographical execution is faultless, and reflects credit upon the author's knowledge "how to do it" in the printer's art.-Daily Advertiser, London, Canada.

A practical book by a practical man. Mr. Longley has been writing about and practicing phonography for thirty-five years. His Manual is for beginners, and it is so clear and terse that we should think that a close student could become a phonographer without any other teaching than can be found in its pages. Phonography is progressive, and this edition of the Manual is a careful revision for 1882. The system is Isaac Pitman's, with the most helpful American improvements. The book leads the student through graded exercises, and avoids burdening his mind with a word or mark that is not strictly necessary. The principles and rules are always practical, and the abstract philosophy of the language is not gone into. The aspiring youth who so often writes to the editor inquiring about a good manual of phonography, should try Longley's. An examination of his Manual LONGLEY. EVERY REPORTER'S OWN SHORTHAND DICTIONARY. The same as the above, but printed on writing paper, leaving out the Shorthand Forms, and giving blank lines opposite each word for the purpose of enabling writers of any system of Shorthand to put upon record for convenient reference the peculiar word-form they employ. By ELIAS LONGLEY. 12mo. Cloth.

The exercises are so clear that a persistent student could, we think, obtain a fair knowledge of the art, by close application and practice, without the aid of a teacher.-The Practical Teacher.


The pages are printed on good writing paper, and the work of writing in

the shorthand signs for the words will be found an interesting pastime to the critical stenographer, as it will also be an iustructive exercise to the learner.

In addition to the full forms of words, there is room in most of the blank lines for the expert stenographer to enter his most contracted forms, and to add to the number, as he finds it necessary to abbreviate special terms. He will thus, in a short time, compile for himself an invaluable book of reference, which he may also use in teaching his assistants and pupils to write in exact accordance with his own style.

LONGLEY. AMERICAN PHONOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY, exhibiting the Correct and Actual Shorthand Forms for all the useful Words in the English Language, about 50,000 in number, and in addition, many Foreign Terms; also, for 2,000 Geographical Names, and as many Family, Personal, and noted Fictitious Names. By ELIAS LONGLEY.

To the student in phonography this work of Mr. Longley will stand in a similar place to Webster's Unabridged in ordinary study. For its completeness and its entire adaptation to the needs of the phonographer, the book is worthy of the best words of commendation. The author is an experienced phonographer, . . . and has written some excellent works on the subject, which the profession has everywhere received with large favor. If a thing is worth doing at all, it is worth doing well, and the student of phonography should select wisely his system before entering upon his study. The Isaac Pitman system, as taught by Mr. Longley, has long been regarded the most complete and satisfactory. The book is very handsomely printed.-Chicago Inter-Ocean.

Mr. Elias Longley has followed up his admirable series of Eclectic Phonographic works with a dictionary, which is a model LONGLEY.

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2.50 of convenience and accuracy. The confusing nomenclature of other systems gives place in this splendid work to a practical application of phonographic principles. The whole range of English words, including scientific and technical terms, appear in phonographic outline in its ample pages. . . . In design and execution this dictionary is all that could be desired by the practitioner or the student, solving for the one knotty problems, and directing the other to the best outline in the beginning of his practice. Mr. Longley's simple system seems destined to take the place of a number of technical systems, each of which varies from the other in essential particulars, leading to a confusion of outline and a babel of atrocious nomenclature. By the unprejudiced phonographer Mr. Longley's system will be hailed as a triumph of art.St. Paul Pioneer Press.

THE REPORTER'S GUIDE. Designed for Students in any Style of Phonography; in which are formulated, for the first time in any work of the kind, Rules for the Contraction of Words, Principles of Phrasing, and Methods of Abbreviation. Abundantly illustrated. By ELIAS LONGLEY. 12mo. Cloth.


The author's long experience of twenty-five years in practical reporting, both on newspapaper work and as an official court reporter, and his critical study of all other works on the subject enable him to bring to the compilation of a new book on this most difficult art unequaled qualifications for accomplishing well his task. Having, within the last year, retired from the active pursuit of his reportorial profession, he is devoting the best efforts of his ripe years to the production of a volume that will not only be a credit to his reputation as a phonographer, but a most reliable and helpful guide to the thousands of young reporters whose accurate and skillful services will be required in the immediate future.


LONGLEY. THE PHONOGRAPHIC READER AND WRITER. taining Reading Exercises, with translations on opposite pages,

which form Writing Exercises. By ELIAS LONGLEY. 12mo. Limp cloth, 35c.; paper,


This little book should be in the pocket of every phonographic student until he can read and write every line without hesitation. It is the best substitute he can have for the constant presence of an attentive teacher. Though he may have studied the lessons thoroughly, he will find it slow work reading phonography until he has learned to recognize words by their form. To attain this skill, it is necessary to read a great deal; and to do this, one should not spend much time in analyzing the structure of words, or guessing at them as a whole. In the absence of a teacher to tell him, he needs an ever-present guide to save him from unnecessary waste of time. This prompt and faithful guide he will find in this little book, in the convenient key to every word, on the same or opposite page.

LONGLEY. COMPEND OF PHONOGRAPHY. Presenting a Table of all Alphabetic Combinations, Hooks, Circles, Loops, etc., at one view; also, Complete List of Word-signs and Contracted Word-forms, with Rules for Contracting Words. For the use of Writers of all styles of Phonography. By ELIAS LONGLEY. 12mo. 32 pages. Paper.


This is designed to be used as a pocket companion, for the ready reference of students, to ascertain the briefest and best forms for constantly recurring words, and as an aid in reading one's notes.

LONGLEY. WRITING EXERCISES. For gaining speed in Phonography, the exercises are printed contiguous to the lines on which they are to be written, and are interspersed with Word-signs, Phrases, and Sentences, beginning with the first lesson. By ELIAS LONGLEY. 32 pages. Paper.


LONGLEY. PHONOGRAPHIC CHART. Containing the Perfected Alphabets of the English Language, Phonotypic and Phonographic, on one large, beautifully printed sheet, to be used in teaching elementary sounds, in connection with the Phonic method of teaching reading and in elementary drill; also, in teaching the elements of Phonetic Shorthand. By ELIAS LONGLEY. Size, 28 by 42 inches. 50

LONGWORTH. ELECTRA. Translated from the Greek of Sophocles, by HoN. NICHOLAS LONGWORTH. 12mo. Cloth.

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MCBRIDE. PIONEER BIOGRAPHY. Sketches of the Lives of some of the Early Settlers of Butler County, Ohio. By the late JAMES MCBRIDE, of Hamilton. Vol. 1. contains the lives of John Reily, Thomas Irwin, Joel Collins, Isaac Anderson, Samuel Dick, Joseph Hough and John Woods. With a portrait of the author. Vol. II. contains the

lives of Robert McClellan, Isaac Paxton, Pierson Sayre, Henry Weaver, Jeremiah Butterfield, John Wingate, Daniel Doty, Matthew Hueston, Capt. John Cleves Symmes, John Sutherland, the Bigham Family, and Dr. Jacob Lewis. 2 vols. 8vo. Vol. I., $3 50; Vol. II., $3.00. Large paper. Vol. I., $7.00; Vol. II., cloth,

Mr. McBride, the author of these biographies, who died in 1859, at the age of seventy years, and who was at that date one of the oldest and best known pioneers of Southern Ohio, was well qualified for this work by his tastes, early associations, and opportunities for collecting such materials.

They certainly are not only well written, but are of thrilling interest, and of the greatest value as memorials of the early settlers of Southern Ohio, and of their protracted and bitter contests with the Indians-contests, in all respects, such as the fathers of New

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England had but a very slight taste of.-N.
E. Hist. and Gen. Register.

These biographies are by no means confined in their relations to Butler county, but add much to our knowledge of Revolutionary engagements, of the colonization of the Ohio valley, both north and south of the river, of the War of 1812, and even (following the descendants of the pioneers) of the late Rebellion. They may be read, therefore, with a great deal of pleasure and solid profit by the present generation, and will long be prized for their genealogies.-The Nation.

A Practical Manual for the

use of Amateurs, in the Decoration of Hard Porelain. By Miss M. LOUISE MCLAUGHLIN. Square 12mo.

This is described on the title page as "A Practical Manual," and the promise thus put forth is carried out to the letter. The author's directions are as plain and direct as they could possibly be. She also enters into every detail of the art which she expounds, not only explaining how to use colors, but giving advice as to what colors and combinations of colors it is best to use relatively to the effects that it is intended to produce.-Philadelphia Inquirer.

It is thoroughly practical, being compiled

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on the principle of what is worth doing at all is worth doing well. . . A more painstaking and instructive work on the subject it is impossible to wish for. Every chapter is written in a most clear and lucid manner, in which the author's earnest purpose and experience is evinced throughout. -British Mercantile Gazette.

The little book is quite a typographical gem, both inside and out. The design of the cover is unique.-Publisher's Weekly.

MCLAUGHLIN. POTTERY DECORATION. Being a Practical Manual of Underglaze Painting, including Complete Details of the Author's Mode of Painting Enameled Faience. By Miss M. LOUISE MCLAUGHLIN, Square 12mo. Fancy boards.

"Pottery Decoration under the Glaze," bearing every evidence of great care in preparation, is a valuable little book coming from the pen of Miss McLaughlin. She is so well and widely known from her discovery, in 1877, of the method of painting the celebrated Haviland or Limoges faience, and the admirable work which her discovery has enabled her since then to produce, that any book by her should attract interest. When to this interest valuable information is added, it makes the work doubly desirable. Her preface is a modest one, and tells

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us that the pages following are simply an account of results attained and facts acquired, every one of which can be vouched for as a record of personal experience.-Art Interchange.

Miss McLaughlin is thoroughly well informed upon this particular subject, and has, besides, a faculty for conveying instruction which many more voluminous writers have not. It would be impossible for the dullest student to become confused while studying her clear and concise directions.-Boston Transcript.

MCLAUGHLIN. SUGGESTIONS TO CHINA PAINTERS. By M. LOUISE MCLAUGHLIN, author of “China Painting” and “Pottery Decoration." Illustrated. Square 12mo. Fancy boards. 1800

The above is a Practical Manual of China Painting, supplementary to the more elementary work on that subject by the same author, which is now in its twelfth thousand. Among other matters of interest to amateurs are chap ters on Technique, Lessons to be derived from Japanese Art, Preparing Gold and Silver for Decoration and Porcelain, Use of Metallic Paints, Palettes for Flower Painting, Lettering, Painting Heads, Use of Relief Colors, Firing, etc. It is illustrated with designs for placques, vases, etc., drawn by the author, accompanied by full instructions as to colors to be used, method of treatment, etc., for each design.

Miss McLaughlin is the recognized authority on the art of which she treats, and the demand for her Art Manuals places them above all others of their class.

The initial letters for each chapter, designed by the author, the dainty elegance of the cover, and the typographical execution of the book, will leave nothing to be desired by the most exacting amateur of art.

Reciprocal Principles of Nature among the Ancient Hebrews.
MACLEAN. 18mo. Paper.

By J. P.



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This work contains in condensed form all that has been written on the antiquity of man. No work of the same number of pages contains so much information. It traces the evidences of man from the Miocene epoch down to the historical period, and classifies all the discoveries which have been made.

Whether we at once fall in with the author's views or not, this work has great merit. In fact, it is the most instructive book upon this subject-the natural history of the human race-we have ever read. No

one can fail to be interested in reading this book; and when you begin to read it, you will not quit till through; and when once read, you will want to read it again.-The American Medical Journal.


J. P. MACLEAN. 12mo. Cloth.


This work is of great value to the geologist and zoologist, as well as to the ordinary reader. All accessible facts concerning the mastodon and mammoth are given. The work is accompanied by a table enumerating the thirty-eight different varieties of the mastodon, with their scientific names explained, and the epochs and localities to which each belonged. Part third shows that man was contemporary with these animals from the earliest times.

MACLEAN. THE MOUND BUILDERS. Being an Account of a Remarkable People that once Inhabited the Valleys of the Ohio and Mississippi. Together with an Investigation into the Archæology of Butler County, Ohio. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts, and a map of Butler County. By J. P. MACLEAN. 12mo. Cloth. 150

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