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opportunity of making themselves agreeably acquainted with the great music-masters of the world. This volume not only entertains but instructs. Other volumes will follow.
DIALOGUES FROM DICKENS. For School and Home Amusement. Arranged by W. Eliot Fette. This volume has been before the public but a short time, yet has been so favorably received that the publishers are obliged to issue a new edition. It contains forty-five dialogues, with an index to characters and costumes. They afford good scope for dramatic talent, and are sure to entertain.
A. S. BARNES & Co., New York, send us some new school-books which seem to us worthy the attention of teachers.
THE AMERICAN BOTANIST AND FLORIST: including Lessons in the Structure, Life, and Growth of Plants; together with a Simple Analytical Flora By Alphonso Wood. The principles of the science are here presented in concise form. Each chapter is followed with a synoptical statement of its contents, an important aid to the student. The Flora contains the description of nearly 4,000 species, — all the known flowering plants, native and cultivated, of the Atlantic half of the United States. The book makes its appearance at a very opportune season, and will be the means, we hope, of introducing many to this most interesting of sciences. As a text-book, it reflects great credit on author and publishers.
THE FRENCH Echo; or Dialogues to teach French Conversation with an adequate vocabulary. Edited by James H. Worman. This is, in the main, a reprint of L'Echo de Paris, a work very popular on the other side of the water. Its design is to enable the student to obtain a vocabulary of French words and phrases, such as are used in business, in society, and in the common conversation of the day. It seems to us much superior to the conversation books in general use.
ANSWERS TO THE PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS contained in the Fourteen Weeks' Courses in Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and Astronomy. By J. Dorman Steele. A small book of eighty pages, which may be of some advantage to teachers. It gives practical information, and directions for performing experiments in chemistry.
CHARLES SCRIBNER & Co., New York, continue the publication of their Illustrated Library of Wonders, an extremely interesting and instructive, series of works.
THE SUN. By Amédée Guillemin. From the French, by A. L. Phipson. With fifty-eight illustrations. The sun as the source of light, heat chemical action; its influence, distance, motions, spots, eclipses, and all its phenomena, are here described in an intelligent and popular manner.
WONDERS OF GLASS-MAKING in all ages. By A. Sauzay. With sixtythree engravings. From the glass-makers of Thebes to the glass-makers
of the present time, the progress of this wonderful art is here described; all its processes, from the manufacture of common bottles to the most delcate and artistic ornaments. Full of interest.
THE SUBLIME IN NATURE; compiled from the descriptions of travellers and celebrated writers. By Ferdinand de Lanoye. Fifty illustrations. This includes the phenomena of the atmosphere, of the ocean;'a description of mountains, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, caves, vegetation, etc.
A LATIN GRAMMAR for the use of schools. By I. N. Madvig. Translated by the Rev. George Woods. Revised and partially 'retranslated by Thomas A. Thacher, professor of Latin in Yale College. Boston: Ginn Brothers & Co.
Scholars and teachers will be glad to welcome this new edition of one of the most useful books of reference on Latin grammar. We understand that Professor Thacher has been long and faithfully at work upon this revision, and the result of his labors seems to leave nothing to be desired.
Certainly no more competent hand could have been set to the work. The publishers, too, have given us another specimen of what may be called almost, if not quite, absolute perfection in school-book literature, the general appearance of the book in type and binding being like that of Allen's Latin Grammar, issued by the same publishers. This volume contains a copious index, without which any book of reference is well nigh valueless. The grammar per se is so 'well known that it needs no recommendation or extended review from us.
NEW SYSTEM OF VENTILATION. By Henry A. Gouge. New York: D. Van Nostrand. The author's Atmospheric Ventilator creates a current by means of an argand burner. It has been applied to hotels, churches, public offices, school and dwelling-houses with the most satisfactory results. The book before us is mainly devoted to an account of what it has accomplished
THE NATIONAL PRIMARY SCHOOL SLATES. Nos. 1 and 2. W. A. Wilde & Co., No. 1 Cornhill, Boston, have very neat slates for primary school use. No. 1 has patterns for drawing in straight and curved lines, and copies for printing. No. 2 gives exercises in script hand, and a very systematically arranged series of drawing lessons.
This firm do a large business in slates. They have a nice way of fixing a piece of rubber on each corner of the frame, so that a slate may even fall to the floor without exciting the nerves of the teacher. This adds but a trifle to the cost.
SPENCERIAN COPY Books. Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Co., New York. Intermediate. This is a new book containing all the letters, small and capital, with a part of the page so ruled as to regulate their relative length. The copies present a good style of letter, and are handsomely engraved.
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