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ARGUMENTS of Ramsay, Sage, and King, in favor of the Use of the Bible. (Separate from the above.) 8vo. Paper.
ARGUMENTS of Stallo, Hoadly, and Matthews, against the Use of the Bible. (Separate from the above.) 8vo. Paper.
This litigation began in an application on behalf of certain citizens to restrain, by an injunction, the enforcement of the order of the Board of Education forbidding the use of religious books, including the Bible, in the common schools of Cincinnati.
The questions at issue are not of local or temporary interest. They enter into that larger religious controversy, involving the whole subject of the true relations of the civil and religious state-the secular society and the church-which, in different forms, but the same in substance, agitates and divides opinion on the two continents in which modern civilization is most advanced and developed.
Attention is directed to the thorough examination which this subject underwent in the case of Minor v. Board of Education, in the Superior Court of Cincinnati, and to the masterly arguments made at the bar. The case shows how important it is that the investigations of a lawyer, especially on constitutional questions, should take a wide and liberal range, and that he should make
himself thoroughly familiar with the fundamental principles of the government un der which he lives. The arguments of counsel are deserving for their ability and research, as well as the importance of the subject discussed, of the most careful and thoughtful examination. - Cooley's Blackstone.
BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA. 1886. Being a Priced Catalogue of a large Collection (7,422 items) of Books and Pamphlets relating to America. 8vo. Paper. 50
BIDDLE. ELEMENTS OF KNOWLEDGE. By Hon. HORACE P. BIDDLE,
of Indiana. 12mo 1 00 Subjects treated: Knowledge, God, Creation, Philosophy, Science, Art, Literature, Government, Morals, and Religion.
The chapters on Literature, Creation, God and Philosophy, are exceedingly entertaining, and bear the unmistakable mark of a man of brains, observation, and decided
culture. The book will doubtless command a large sale wherever our distinguished jurist is known.-Indianapolis Sentinel.
BIDDLE. PROSE MISCELLANY. By Hon. HORACE P. BIDDLE, of Indiana. 12mo. Cloth.
Discourse on Art: Definition of Poetry; Analysis of Rhyme; A Review of Professor Tyndall on Sound; Music and Its Instruments A Review of a Review; The Tetrachord; Russian Literature.
BOUQUET. EXPEDITION AGAINST THE OHIO INDIANS IN 1764. An Historical Account of the Expedition against the Ohio Indians, in the year MDCCLXIV, under the command of HENRY BOUQUET, Esq., Colonel of Foot, and now Brigadier-General in America, including his Transactions with the Indians, relative to the Delivery of their Prisoners, and the Preliminaries of Peace, with an Introductory Account of the Preceding Campaign, and Battle of Bushby-Run. To which are annexed Military
Papers, containing Reflections on the War with the Savages; a Method of Forming Frontier Settlements; some Account of the Indian Country; with a List of Nations, Fighting Men, Towns, Distances, and Different Routes. Published from Authentic Documents by a Lover of his Country (Dr. William Smith, Provost of the College of Philadelphia). With a Preface by Francis Parkman, author of " Conspiracy of Pontiac," etc., and a Translation of Dumas' Biographical Sketch of General Bouquet. The map and plates are finely reproduced by the photo-lithographic process. 8vo. $3.00 Cloth, large paper. 600
A better initial volume to the Ohio Valley Historical Series could not be desired than this. Every thing is in its favor-the beanty of the volume itself-an invariable characteristic of whatever leaves its publishers' press; the rarity of the work reprinted, the importance in the history of our anti-revolutionary colonizations of the events which occasioned the expedition; and by no means the least, the brief explanatory preface added by Mr. Francis Parkman. So
that, while the antiquarian or historian will get most out of the work, the average reader will find in it no small pleasure along with the side light it throws upon the events of a
period of which popular ideas are vague and undefined.-Round Table.
The whole narrative is most entertaining for the interest of the subject, and for the quaintness of that highly literary style of the last century in which it is written. Its quaintness every one must relish, and none can help noticing the clearness and solidity of the narration. It is an enterprise to which we heartily wish success, both for the valuable matter it will preserve for the use of the student, and the pleasure it will afford the general reader.Atlantic Monthly.
SIX MONTHS WITH THE FRENCH ARMY. Six Months under the Red Cross, with the French Army. By GEORGE HALSTEAD BOYLAND, M.D., Ex-Chirergien de l'Armée Française. 12mo. Cloth. 1 50
Dr. Boyland has had the fortune to write a book of the rarest kind in literature; a book with apparently no more literary premeditation than Pepy's Diary or Benvenuto Cellini's Autobiography, and having a simplicity, straightforwardness, and businesslike clearness that refreshes the jaded critical sense at every moment. He sets down his surgical experience with an exactness that we imagine must commend his reminiscences to his profession; but his value to us is the vigor with which he gives the conditions of this experience, from the time he leaves Paris, amidst the arrogant enthu
siasm of the French army and people, till, after the long siege of Metz and the capitulation of the starved garrison, he rides into the Prussian lines at Versailles. It would be unjust to his book to leave the reader with the impression that it is merely a series of sketches, however powerful. It is not only a careful record of surgical experience, but a comment full of instruction upon the management of the French army, especially at Metz, where Doctor Boyland shared the common suspicion of Bazaine.Atlantic Monthly.
BRUNNER. ELEMENTARY AND PRONOUNCING FRENCH READER. Containing Pronouncing Rules and Exercises on French Pronunciation; a Selection of Interesting Anecdotes; a Concise Treatise on French Verbs; and a Vocabulary of all the Words contained in the Work, with concise Rules for acquiring the Gender of French Nouns. By ALPHONSO A. BRUNNER. Fourth edition. 18mo. Half bound.
BUCK. THE NATURE AND AIM OF THEOSOPHY. An Essay.
BUCK. THE SECRET DOCTRINE OF THE ANCIENT MYSTERIES. By Dr. J. D. Buck. Square 24mo. Paper.
BURT. THE FAR EAST; or, Letters from Egypt, Palestine, and other Lands of the Orient. Illustrated with engravings, maps, etc. By N. C. BURT, D.D., author of "Home Among the Gospels," "The Land and its Story," etc. 12mo. Cloth.
There runs all through the volume a continuous vein of geniality, and, at times, of positive humor, a sympathy with all the persons and places visited, yet an eye to the ludicrous, and an apt suggestion of scholarship just at the right time and place. The pervading style is neat and graphic. We have not, for a long time, met with any work of this class which was really more enjoyable.-American Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular.
and mingled in the very scenes described, we take great pleasure in commending the correctness of its general descriptions; and having made use of letters written on the spot and at the time, there is a special freshness and zest about the work. Dr. Burt evidently possesses a genial nature, and has the admirable talent of being able to travel in all sorts of ways, and among all sorts of people, without continually finding fault and distressing his readers with complaints.
Having passed over much of the ground, -Christian Instructor.
BUTTERFIELD. DISCOVERY OF THE NORTHWEST. The Discovery of the Northwest in 1634, by John Nicolet, with a Sketch of his Life. By C. W. BUTTERFIELD, Author of "Crawford's Campaign," etc. 12mo. Cloth.
The book is a complete and exhaustive account of the life and explorations of Nicolet, amply fortified by citations from the original authorities, and provided with a good index.-The Evening Post, N. Y.
considerable diligence, and gives an abundance of foot-notes, many of which are from the French Narratives that furnish the groundwork of his story. This volume is well worth having.-Magazine of American
The author has studied his subject with History.
THE WASHINGTON-CRAWFORD LETTERS. Being the Correspondence between George Washington and William Crawford, from 1767 to 1781, concerning Western Lands. With an Appendix, containing later Letters of Washington on the same Subject, and Letters from Valentine Crawford to Washington, written in 1774 and 1775. Chronologically arranged and carefully annotated by C. W. BUTTERFIELD, author of "Crawford's Campaign," etc. 8vo. Cloth.
This correspondence throws a good deal of light upon early western history, besides adding something to our knowledge of Washington's early life and plans. The letters are given in their chronological order, with carefully written notes; and the editor rightly regards his work as a contribution of some value to the country's store of historical materials.-New York Evening Post.
They are all interesting and historically important, as throwing light on Washing
ton's early history, and on the history of the time, particularly as showing the craving which existed among the prominent men of Virginia and Pennsylvania, at that period, to become large landed proprietors. The letters throw some light incidentally on points of history, beyond the subject on which they were specially written. The notes by the editor add to the value of this book, which is worthy of a place in all historical libraries.-Literary World.
CARR. THE MOUNDS OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, HISTORICALLY CONSIDERED. BY LUCIEN CARR, Assistant Curator Peabody Museum of American Archeology and Ethnology. Cambridge, Mass. 4to. Paper. 1 50 This essay is an argument in favor of in large quantities, and stored it; that they the theory that the mound-builders were the ancestors of the present Indians. He argues, with the aid of many citations from historians, chroniclers, and travelers, that the Indians of the Mississippi Valley lived in fixed villages, which they were in the habit of fortifying by palisades; that they raised corn
all worshiped the sun, as the mound-builders are supposed to have done; and that works similar to those of the mound-builders, if not quite as extensive, are known to have been erected by Indians.- Popular Science Monthly.
CARR and SHALER. ON THE PRE-HISTORIC REMAINS OF KENTUCKY. By LUCIEN CARR and N. S. SHALER. 4to. Paper.
With seven heliotype plates, containing fifty-three figures of some of the most interesting and characteristic implements, ornaments, etc., found in Kentucky during the explorations made by the members of the new geological survey of the state. Very few copies of this volume are left, the plates having been destroyed by fire.
CLARK. SKETCHES OF HIS CAMPAIGN IN THE ILLINOIS IN 1778-9. By Col. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK. With an Introduction by Hon. Henry Pirtle, of Louisville, Ky., and an Appendix containing the Public and Private Instructions to Col. Clark, and Maj. Bowman's Journal of the Taking of Post St. Vincent's. Portrait of General Clark. 8vo., $2.00. Large paper,
The importance of the expedition of Colonel Clark is known to every well-informed person as that to which we are mainly indebted for our possession, to-day, of the immense range of country west of the Alleghanies; and this personal narrative of that expedition, from the pen of its commander, it will be seen, is necessarily a paper of great historic interest, both as a portion of the local history of the West, and as an element in the history of our relations with Great Britain, France, and Spain. The typography of the volume is excellent.-Historical Magazine.
character is portrayed by himself, in "Col. George Rogers Clark's Sketch of his Campaign in the Illinois in 1778-9." Clark's military capacity was certainly of a high order, and it is seldom one reads of a commander possessing such boldness, resources and tact. He understood perfectly, for military purposes, the Indian nature, and how to exhibit at the right time courageous defiance and magnanimity. tions at Kaskaskia and Vincennes are described in a very graphic but truly modest manner-the march from the former post to take the latter being one of extraordinary A very original and striking revolutionary hardship and enterprise.-The Nation.
COFFIN. THE REMINISCENCES OF LEVI COFFIN, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad. Being a brief History of the Labors of a Lifetime in behalf of the Slave, with Stories of numerous Fugitives who gained their Freedom through his Instrumentality, and many other Incidents. Steel Portraits of Levi and Catherine Coffin. 12mo. Cloth. 2.00
world has never seen. He was the Chevalier
I write to thank you for the very interest- manity. A braver man than Levi Coffin the ing volume just received, entitled "Reminiscences of Levi Coffin." I examined the book carefully, soon after it was first published. It contains an authentic account of the operations of the Underground Railroad, one of the most formidable movements against slavery, and which did much to bring on the conflict which resulted in emancipation. The part taken in that movement by Levi Coffin and his wife, Catherine, was so conspicuous and efficient that the history of their work and adventures will always have a great and peculiar interest. That history is given in the most entertaining way in this volume.-R. B. Hayes.
It gives me great satisfaction to learn that a new edition of that most remarkable book, "Reminiscences of Levi Coffin," is about to be issued. It is one of the world's autobiographies, the record of heroic adventures and noble self-sacrifice in the cause of hu
Now that slavery in the United States has, happily, become a thing of the past, a desire has been expressed, in many quarters, that the very interesting adventures of many of the "passengers" by Levi Coffin's "line" should not be suffered to pass into oblivion, but should be handed down for the instruction of a younger generation whilst the events are still fresh in the memory of the chief agent in the good work. . . . It is matter for thankfulness and deep satisfaction that our Friend Levi Coffin has been enabled to complete the preparation of so valuable a contribution to the history of American slave emancipation. — London Friend.
COLLIER. SORGHUM: ITS CULTURE AND MANUFACTURE, ECONOMICALLY CONSIDERED AS a Source of Sugar, Syrup, anD FODDER. BY PETER COLLIER, Ph.D., late Chemist of the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. Illustrated. 8vo. Cloth.
Prof. Collier has presented, in a systematic offset, he has already had the satisfaction of manner, all the most important facts relating witnessing the actual production of good suto the economical production of the above re- gar from sorghum, on a large scale, and at cited results from sorghum. In his 582 large moderate cost;" and he trusts that his work and liberal pages, with numerous illustra- may aid in establishing, in this country, the tions, he has exhausted all needed material to sorghum-sugar industry. We anticipate a show that the Northern cane will become an rapid sale of the" Sorghum Book," especially important factor in the sugar supply of this among those whose patience has not become country, which our readers know now pays exhausted by the long-deferred consumma. foreign nations over $100,000,000 for a want we tion of results so confidently predicted. are unable to fill. He treats sorghum as bo- Nearly all that can be said or desired to be tanically related to the tropical cane, and re- known on the sugar topic is spread before sembling it in capacity for production of the reader, while the value of sorghum, as a saccharine staple. He says he "has not been foliage and fodder plant, is conclusively spared the infliction of ridicule; but, as an proven.-Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, ETC. The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776; the Articles of Confederation, July 9, 1778; the Constitution of the United States, September 17, 1787; the Fifteen Amendments to the Constitution, and Index; and Washington's Farewell Address, September 7, 1796. 8vo. Paper. CONSTITUTIONS (THE) OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THE STATE OF OHIO. With Amendments, Annotations and Indexes; with the Articles of Confederation, 1777, and the Ordinance of 1787. Royal 8vo. Paper, 50c. Half sheep,