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tion of the United States, and gives an exact account of all the steps taken in England in reference to the currency since the reorganization of the coinage in 1717.-Westminister Review, London.
This is a thoroughly scientific discussion of the silver question, and one which will possess a lasting value after the immediate issue in hand shall have passed away.
A careful, almost microscopic examination of the arguments for and against silver as full legal tender conjointly with gold. . . . It is a storehouse of facts and opinions for scholars, and it presents the existing state of European ideas and policies on the subject with a fullness not to be found else. where.-The Nation.
HOUGH. THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORESTRY.
Devoted to the.
Interests of Forest Tree Planting, the Formation and Care of Woodlands and Ornamental Plantations generally, and to the various Economics therein concerned. Edited by FRANKLIN B. HOUGH, Ph.D., late Chief of Forestry Division, U. S. Department of Agriculture; author of "Elements of Forestry," etc. Svo. Cloth.
This handsome volume, of 589 pages, contains a large amount of valuable information on the subjects to which it was devoted, in great variety. The following are among the principal of the longer articles:
Allan (A. McD.) Some Lessons we have Learned, and Suggestions for the Future; Allen (M.) Tree Planting on the Plains; American Forestry Congress-Proceedings at the Meetings at Cincinnati, Montreal, and St. Paul; Boardman (S. L.) The Hemlock in Maine; Bryant (Arthur). The Ash; Buckley (L. B.) 1. The Pecan; 2. Ulmus Crassifolio; Budd (J. L.) Trees on Prairie Farms; Calkins (W. W.) Notes on some Little Known Florida Trees; Clay (C. M.) The Preservation of Forests; Ely (A.) Copse Culture; Fernow (B. C.) 1. Conditions of Forest Growth; 2. Planting in Waste Places; 3. Sketch of the Development of Forest Policy in Germany; Gott (B.) Forest Tree Planting-Results and Advantages for Farmers; Harvey (F. L.) The Arboreal Flora of Arkansas; Hicks (J. S.) The Black and Yellow Locusts; Hodges (L. B.) 1. The Planting of Wind-Breaks along Railroads; 2. Facts about Forestry; Hough (F. B.) 1. Forestry of the Future; 2. Reminiscences of Foreign Travel; 3. Public Encouragement of Forest Tree Planting; 4. Experimental Plantations of Eucalyptus near Rome; 5. Upon the
Profits of Forest Culture; Humphrey (A. C.) The Relations of Forests to Agriculture; Jack (E.) and Conners (R.) The White Pine; King (R. A. D.) Individual Efforts in Preserv ing and Propagating our Trees; Leue (A.) Forestal Experiment Stations in Germany; Mohr (C.) On the Distribution of the More Important Forest Trees in the Gulf Region; Munson (T. V.) Forests and Forests Trees of Texas; Putnam (II. C.) Forest Fires; Read (M. C.) What Shall we do with our Elevated Swamp Lands in Ohio? Robb (W.) The True and False in Arboriculture; Spalding (V. M.) 1. Forestry in Michigan-Outlook and Euggestions; 2. The Dunes of Lake Michigan; Stearns (R. E. C.) Forest Tree Culture in California; Thompson (H. M.) Plan of Forest Planting for the Great Plains of North America; Thorne (C. E.) Profitable Forest Tree Culture; Vasey (G.) The Coniferæ of the United States; Warder (J. A.) 1. Larch Wood; 2. Larch Mere; 3. The Wild Cherry Tree; 4. Tree Planting for Railroads; Watson (S.) The Poplar Family; White (C. A.) Forestry in the Great Prairie Region.
HOUGH. ELEMENTS OF FORESTRY. Designed to Afford Information concerning Planting and Care of Forest Trees for Ornament or Profit; and giving Suggestions upon the Creation and Care of Woodlands, with the View of Securing the Greatest Benefits for the Longest Time. Particularly adapted to the Wants and Conditions of the United States. By FRANKLIN B. HOUGH, Ph.D., Chief of Forestry Division, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. With numerous illustrations. 12mo. Cloth.
The book is abundantly illustrated, is admirably adapted as an elementary guide to young foresters and all students of arboriculture, and deserves hearty commendation.-London Journal of Forestry.
Taken as a whole the work is a simple and carefully written treatise on a subject admitted to be of the utmost importance to the whole people of the Union, and contains more substantial facts comprised within its comprehensive range than any other work of its dimensions yet given to the public.Cultivator and Country Gentleman.
The volume under notice, which, by the way, is quite fully illustrated, is the most complete work upon the subject that has yet
appeared in this country. Its author has been for several years engaged in investigating the subject of forestry in the Department of Agriculture, and his reports have been highly commended at home and abroad. In this volume he has confined himself very strictly to the practical side of the subject, and has left untouched no details as to soils, climates, methods of propagation, ornamental planting, hedges, cutting and preserving timber, insect ravages, forest fires, etc. Theoretical discussions are entirely avoided, and the whole tone and scope of the volume are in the highest degree plain, practical and intelligent.-New England Farmer.
HOUSEKEEPING IN THE BLUE GRASS.
A New and Practical Cook
Book, containing nearly 1,000 Recipes. By the Ladies of the Randolph Mission Band of the Presbyterian Church, Paris, Ky. 13th thousand. 12mo.
This is one of the best and fullest recipes for cooking and other household purposes we have ever seen.-Earnest Worker.
It is a work of uncommon merit. The contributors are ladies of the highest social character, and what they have contributed can be relied upon with implicit confidence. This book will now be the standard for good eating, not only in Kentucky, but all over the West and South.-Lexington (Ky.) Gazette. The Kentucky matron is the model house
wife of the nation. No housekeeper in the land should be without this book.—Kansas City Times.
The arrangement, the index, the classifi cation, the terse but lucid brevity of the recipes, the insertion of a number of blank leaves-every thing about this book, shows that it was gotten up with great care, by ladies of rare intelligence, cultivation, and experience.-Frankfort (Ky.) Yeoman.
HOVEY. CELEBRATED AMERICAN CAVERNS. Especially Mammoth, Wyandot, and Luray. Historical, Scientific, and Descriptive; with Notices of Caves and Grottoes in other Lands. By HORACE C. HOVEY. Maps and plates. 8vo. Cloth.
A collection of interesting and well-written sketches of the Mammoth, Wyandot, Luray, and other caverns, with a condensed account of cave dwellings, sepulchers, and temples, and the literature pertaining to them. Many new facts have been gathered and new surveys made during the past year, and the maps and diagrams prepared for the volume add largely to the value and clearness of the descriptions. Mr. Hovey's style is clear and simple, and his language elegant. He sensibly avoids technicalities when not necessary, and writes to the full comprehension of intelligent readers of all classes. Those who are at all interested in curious facts of nature will find the book fascinating.-Chicago Inter-Ocean.
A valuable contribution to scientific literature, and the best description that has yet appeared of subterranean America . . . The largest space is allotted to the famous caves known as Mammoth, Wyandot, and Luray; each of which is minutely and vividly described as to be of the greatest service to those who think of visiting the localities named, and to furnish to others all information to be had on the subject, given in a clear and entertaining style, with many curious and amusing anecdotes of adventure. We notice that the various objects of interest are described in the order in which the visitor sees them, and the routes are plainly marked on the maps and references. -The Educator.
HOVEY. ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MAMMOTH CAVE. BY HORACE
C. HOVEY. 8vo. Paper.
HOWE. HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF OHIO. Containing a Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc., relating to its Local and General History, with Descriptions of its Counties, Cities, Towns, and Villages. Illustrated with 177 engravings. By HENRY HOWE. 8vo. Cloth. 6 00
HUBBARD. MERRY SONGS AND GAMES FOR THE USE OF THE KINSelected and compiled by CLARA BEESON HUBBARD. 4to. 2.00
HUNT. HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO. A complete Panorama of the County from the Time of the earliest known Occupants of the Territory to the Present Time. 1764-1876. By Rev. W. E. HUNT. 8vo.
It must not be supposed that collections of this character are necessarily dry reading. Though a large part of the volume is of course given up to the origin of the various institutions, yet there are many descrip
tions which will be read with pleasure. The chapter on the "Indian occupancy and early military expeditions" will repay perusal.-Magazine of American History.
HUSTON. JOURNEY IN HONDURAS, AND JOTTINGS BY THE WAY. Inter-Oceanic Railway. By R. G. HUSTON, C. E. Map. 8vo. Paper.
IRWIN. HOW TO PLAY PROGRESSIVE EUCHRE. BY WILL T. IRPocket size.
Containing: How to give a Party; Imitations; Partners and Places; Names and Number of Tables; Badges and Prizes; Scoring and Score Sheets; How to Play the Game; Rules of Progressive Euchre; Laws of Euchre; Valuable Pointers for Players; How to Win Prizes; Hints to the Hostess.
JACKSON. THE BLACK ARTS IN MEDICINE.
With an Anniver
sary Address. By the late JOHN D. JACKSON, M.D., of Kentucky. Edited by L. S. McMurtry, M. D. 12mo.
This quaint title suggested to us, before perusal, a history of the astrology and alchemy of the early fathers in medicine, and the impress of such arts on the practice of to-day. But in this estimate we were quite mistaken. By an ingenious perversion of the original meaning of the term, the doctor has made, under the form of scathing satire, a denunciation of the disreputable arts and devices resorted to by the unscrupulous with the purpose of securing patronage.
Unhappily there is too much truth conveyed by this satire, which, veluti in speculum, reflects back the habits of very many of our otherwise respectable men. If the public could have as keen an appreciation of the contemptible littleness of these prac
tices as evidenced by the author of this work, the black arts would soon become the lost arts of medicine.-New York Medical Journal.
This is one of the most amusing, most entertaining, most sarcastic, and most useful monographs that have been received for many months. . . If one will study this work, and, avoiding all the arts so well satirized, pursue the course tacitly or constructively indicated, he will become a wiser, purer, and better man, a more efficient, trustworthy, and accomplished physician. This is exalted commendation for so small a publication, but the praise bestowed is well and fully deserved.-Richmond and Louisville Medical Journal.
JASPER. THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. Drawn from Nature; engraved and described by THEODORE Jasper, A. M., M. D. Each part contains three beautifully colored Plates, and one tinted Scientific Plate, twelve by fifteen inches, and eight pages of letter-press, devoted to the Popular and Scientific History of North American Birds, including a popular Account of their Habits and Characteristics. 40 parts, $1.00 each. 2 vols. Royal 4to. Half morocco.
THE SAME. Popular portion only, with the Colored Plates.
seen.-Prof. C. F. Maynard, author of “The Birds of Florida.”
A work in every way worthy the subject, and one attainable by all lovers of birds. Having compared these with specimens in our own cabinets, we are prepared to vouch for their fidelity. Having made a special study of works of ornithology, we take pleasure in recommending this work, as, every thing considered, being by far the most satisfactory of any in the market. Prof. R. A. Oakes, Ornithologist of New York.
A Collection of Poems. By
KELLER. ELEMENTARY PERSPECTIVE. Explained and Applied to Familiar Objects, for the Use of Schools and Beginners in the Art of Drawing. With 17 full page illustrations. By M. J. KELLER, School of Design, University of Cincinnati.
with which the text is illustrated.-Philadelphia Inquirer.
It is so lucid that beginners can readily understand it, and so far thorough that it contains every thing with which it is essen- It is commendable for its lucidity of extial that the student of drawing should planation and definition, and the gradual make himself acquainted. Nothing can method that conducts the scholar through make the study of perspective an easy one, linear perspective, parallel, angular, and but Keller's treatise simplifies it as much as oblique.-Cincinnati Commercial. is possible, aided by the excellent diagrams
KING. A COMMENTARY ON THE LAW AND TRUE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CONSTITUTION. BY JOHN KING. 8vo. Cloth.
KLIPPART. THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF LAND DRAINAGE. Embracing a brief History of Underdraining; a detailed Examination of its Operations and Advantages; a Description of various Kinds of Drains, with Practical Directions for their Construction; the Manufacture of Drain Tile, etc. Illustrated with nearly 100 engravings. By JOHN H. KLIPPART, author of the "Wheat Plant," Corresponding Secretary of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, etc. Second ed. 12mo. Cloth. 1 75 This is an excellent work upon the subject of drainage, written by a person conversant with the subject. It is written in a plain, candid manner, and can not fail to be of essential service to those who will read and
practice its precepts. The subject is one of great importance to our farmers, and demands of them more attention than it has yet received.-New England Farmer.
We hail with pleasure the appearance of
this work. The author-who, by the way, is one of the most distinguished agriculturists of the West-has taken great pains to show the cost and comparative value of different kinds of drains-open, mole, tile, brush, etc.-and their effect on the dif
ferent kinds of grain roots, etc. We advise the farmers of the West to procure the above work, and, in perusing its pages, they will gain what years of experience alone can give.-Chicago Farmers' Advocate.
LAW. COLONIAL HISTORY OF VINCENNES, INDIANA, under the French, British, and American Governments, from its first Settlement down to the Territorial Administration of General William Henry Harrison. By Hon. JOHN LAW. 12mo. Cloth. 1 50
This is an address delivered by Judge Law before the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society, February 22, 1839; republished in 1858, with numerous additional notes and an appendix-two-thirds of the volume containing much valuable matter relating to General Clark; General Hamilton (British); Tecumseh; Public Lands; Territorial Acquisition; Le Balm's Expedition; Ancient Grant; the Western Sun, the first newspaper printed in Indiana Territory; the Catholic Church; and Early Militia. LLOYD. DRUGS AND MEDICINES OF NORTH AMERICA. A Quarterly, devoted to the Historical and Scientific Discussion of the Botany, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Therapeutics of the Medical Plants of North America, their Constituents, Products, and Sophistications. By J. U. and C. G. Lloyd. Illustrated. Royal 8vo. Per annum. 1 00 LLOYD. THE CHEMISTRY OF MEDICINE. A Practical Text and Reference Book, for the Use of Students, Physicians, and Pharmacists. Embodying the Principles of Chemical Philosophy, and their Application to those Chemicals that are used in Medicine and in Pharmacy, including all those that are officinal in the Pharmacopoeia of the United States. With 50 original cuts. By Prof. J. W. LLOYD. 12mo. Cloth, $2.75. Leather,
The treatise almost exclusively relates to such chemical processes and products as are of interest to the physician or pharmacist. The author wastes but little time on theory, but gives clear descriptions of the processes by which chemicals are prepared; mentions the principal impurities or adulterations to which they are liable, and supplies tests for their detection. It will prove a valuable addition to the library, useful to all, and almost indispensable to the student in medicine or pharmacy -Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette.
but of the compounds, those which have been employed in medicine are treated of. The limits thus drawn by the author have enabled him to give, in the space at hand, outlines of the various processes, with many useful, practical hints, descriptions of the various compounds, and brief directions for determining their purity.-American Journal of Pharmacy.
The writer places the facts before the reader in as clear and concise a way as possible. In fact, it may be said to take the place of a private instructor in chemistry.The Pharmacist and Chemist, Chicago.
All the important elements are described, LLOYD. ELIXIRS: THEIR HISTORY, FORMULE, AND METHOD OF PREPARATION, ETC. By Prof. J. U. LLOYD.
The body of the book contains formula for making all of the elixirs in demand at the present day, and most of those which have been used since the day of Paracelsus, being the most complete elixir record ever offered.