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seeking more than a commonplace presentation of subjects which call for thought and mature judgment. Published by the Macmillan Company of New York.

"Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly" for May is a bright and dainty Springtide number, full of timeliness and variety. "A Klondiker's Diary," from Seattle to Dawson City, pictures step by step the hard road travelled by the gold-seeker in Alaska Joaquin Miller writes upon the thoughtful and poetic side of life in a Klondike cabin. President Kruger, of the Transvaal, is the subject of a highly picturesque character study entitled, "Oom Paul: a Living Legend." The sketch includes a prepossessing account of "Auntie Kruger," the President's wife, and is illustrated with some unique portraits. Ethel West also gives some racy extracts "From the Diary of Tant' Anneitje, of Hoogte Kloof, Transvaal." Bret Harte's inimitable story, "How Reuben Allen saw Life in 'Frisco," heads the short fiction, and Egerton Castle's dashing "Bath Comedy " nears its climax.

ADDITIONAL BOOK NOTES.

Mr. Fisher Unwin, London, has published a six shilling novel by R. J. Muir, entitled "The Mystery of Muneraig." A story of the Stewartry of Kircudbright. This is essentially a book for pleasure. It contains no social or religious problems; but is a straightforward story, the scene of which is laid in a parish near the Solway. A short prologue deals with an incident in the fall of a tall "land" of houses in Edinburgh in 1861. The author has introduced into his story the quaint, musical dialect of the south country Scotch, but has endeavoured never to allow it to become too obtrusive.

Mr. Fisher Unwin, London, will soon issue a sixpenny edition of John Oliver Hobbes's The School for Saints," which will have a large sale. The book has for one of its characters the many-sided Disraldi, and is perhaps the most brilliant book that has yet come to us from the talented author of "The Ambassador."

Bernard Capes, author of "Our Lady of Darkness," ""From Door to Door," 66 a book of romances, fantasies, whimsies and levities." The title he has taken from "The Anatomy of Melancholy,"-" Homer himself must beg if he wants means, and as, by report, sometimes he did go from door to door and sing ballads."

Five hundred and thirty thousand copies of Fitzpatrick's "The Transvaal from With

in " have now been printed for Great Britain, the colonies and America. It well deserves such great success.

Anthony Hope's "Quisante" will be published in book form in the early autumn, and will not appear serially. The author prefers this course in the case of this novel, which will display his versatility and strength in a decidedly new light.

Here is an idea for Canadian booksellers. A firm of booksellers in Cleveland made a remarkable window display of "The Light of Scarthey," one of the features being a lighthouse constructed of copies of the book and having a brilliant light at the top.

Rev. E. J. Hardy is a parson of the right sort. His new book "Mr. Thomas Atkins " is well worth reading.

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A Bill to amend the Copyright Act was given its first reading in the Canadian Parliament on May 23.

On June 8, an interesting discussion took place at the meeting of the special committee appointed to consider the Bill. The point at issue is as to how far, if at all, Canada's claim to legislate on this subject will be prejudiced in the event of Lord Monkswell's Bill becoming law.

Sir Hibbert Tupper contended that the Monkswell Bill asserts the right to legislate for Canada. If the Dominion quietly acquiesced in this measure, she would not be able to recover her lost ground in the future.

Hon. Mr. Fisher did not think Canada's position would be prejudiced, but it might be necessary to guard against such a contingency. One way would be to insert a clause in the Bill declaratory of Can ada's right; the other would be to make a protest against the Monkswell Bill by way of an address.

Mr. Newcombe said there was an explanatory paragraph in the Monkswell Bill that the clause giving the exclusive market for a British copyright work to a Canadian pub

adian publishers, and to that extent Canada might be considered bound by it.

Hon. Mr. Fisher said the distinguished professor who went to England, went entirely on his own hook. He had no official position whatever.

Mr. Newcombe, coutinuing, said there were features of the Monkswell Bill which, in his judgment, in the interests of Canada should be changed. For instance, a Canadian publisher selling the right of publication of a Canadian work to an English publisher, could not, under the Monkswell Bill shut the English edition out of the Dominion.

But the Bill, as introduced, is capable of further amendment. As introduced, the Bill reads:

"If a book as to which there is subsisting Copyright under the Copyright Act has been first lawfully published in any part of Her Majesty's dominions, other than Canada, and if it," etc.

A much simpler wording than that would be as follows:

"If a book is lawfully published and copyrighted elsewhere, and if it," etc.

Let us consider the reasons for such an alteration.

If a Canadian wishes to buy the right to print and publish in Canada, a book from an author resident in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United States or other country, why should the Canadian be compelled to insist on the book having been first published in the United Kingdom or any other part of Her Majesty's dominions? Let us be liberal in this matter. We can afford to be liberal, because it will assist in the development of our publishing interests. The printing of the book in Canada will give work to Canadian work-people interested in the production of books, while the Canadian publisher must purchase from the owner of the copyright the right to publish in Canada. Thus the vital points are covered, and all concerned are protected. Why then insist on the Canadian pub. lisher having to ascertain whether the book has first been published in the United Kingdom or other parts of the British dominions? Why hamper the Canadian publisher with such a restriction? It is

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now recognized without question, that the Canadian publisher who has the business acumen, and who invests his capital in the purchase of the Canadian rights of a book, should have the exclusive Canadian market. That is only a fair and reasonable proposition. But under the Bill as now before the House, the Canadian publisher will not have that right unless the book for which he has secured the Canadian rights, has first been published in some part of Her Majesty's dominions other than Canada. Such a restriction is largely in favor of publishing houses in the United Kingdom, as opposed to the interests of publishing houses in Canada. Why should a United States publisher who holds the copyright of a book by a United States author, be compelled to first publish that book in the United Kingdom before the Canadian publisher of the same book can secure the exclusive right for the Canadian market? This is not the way to encourage Canadian publishing interests. Our Parliament meets at Ottawa to look after Canadian interests, to do the best it can for Canada, more especially so, as long as no injustice is done to other parts of the Empire. No injustice will be done to other parts of the Empire by adopting this suggestion, while a great good may result to Canada from its adoption.

Another point in the same clause is worth considering. The words "except with the written consent of the licensee," in the 16th line of clause 1, should be amended so as to provide only for the importation of single copies as provided for in clause 3. The reason for desiring this alteration is that another Bill should not be allowed to go through the Canadian Parliament without strong protest, that will allow a party to secure Canadian copyright, to print in Canada a few copies of the work so copyrighted, then allow the Canadian edition to go out of print and then import copies to supply the Canadian demand. This very thing has happened in the past, as is shown by. the records of our law courts, and it is plainly our duty to see that this new Bill is so plainly worded as to prevent its being done again in the future. Not only the Government but every member of the House will no doubt support this contention. The granting of Canadian copyright presupposes that the work so copyrighted shall be

continuously printed or produced in Canada so as to encourage Conadian industries. It is true that in the Bill the right is reserved to remove the restriction as to importation, if it is brought to the notice of the Minister that the requirements of the Act are not being observed. That is very good as far as it goes. But the proposed alteration can do no harm, while it will certainly make the matter plainer both for the public and the copyright owner.

One other point. It is suggested that the words some other part of Her Majesty's dominions," in the 41st line of the Bill now before the House, and the words "such other part of Her Majesty's dominions," in the 3rd line of page 2 of the Bill now before the House, be struck out, and that the words "in the country of origin," be inserted in both places instead of the words struck out.

The reason for this proposal is simply to protect the book buyer. Let us be equally fair to the book producer, the publisher and the book buyer. It happens now, and it will happen again in the future, that certain book buyers desire a particular edition of a certain book. It may happen that a Canadian publisher may secure the Canadian rights for a certain book by a British author, a French author, a German author or a United States author. But in each of these countries there may be an edition de luxe of the book published, something that no Canadian publisher would dream of producing in Canada. But the private book buyer might be desirous of securing that edition. In such cases he should be allowed to procure it, whether so produced in the United Kingdom, France, Germany or the United States. This idea is recognized in the Bill but restricts the purchaser to the edition published in the United Kingdom or some part of Her Majesty's dominions. Let us go further and say that the purchaser should have the right to secure the work from wherever it is lawfully published.

The Canadian Government has recently adopted a convenient little device of readymade books for postage stamps in small quantities, adopted some time ago by the United States Government. But there may be trouble over its use. A genius has come to the front with a claim that he has invented and patented that kind of book, and hence that the Government's use is an infringement. He has announced his intention to demand a royalty on every copy. If he really has a patent which covers the book, and not merely one of those patents which cover a single feature of a device and thus enables the patentee to frighten a timid public into thinking that he has a monopoly of the whole thing, the Govern

ment cannot defend a suit very well. It is said the United States Government clears $2,000,000 a year, so popular have the little

books become.

Some States across the border are copying Ontario's plan of using only books authorized by the State for use in the public library, the copyright being controlled by the State. Washington State is the latest to fall into line. The publishing houses of Tacoma, Seattle and Spokane, together with the Typographical Union, have organized a new concern, the Westland Publishing Co. This received the awards for grammars, spelling books, writing books, geographies, natural science, and other text books.

The responsibilities of librarians are increasing. It has been held recently by the Court of Appeal, in England, that librarians must take reasonable precaution by reading of reviews, etc., against circulating books containing libellous statements. Booksellers are also interested in this decision as they of course, must also exercise reasonable precautions against selling books containing alleged libels. Primarily, the author and publisher are, of course, responsible; and no doubt the bookseller and librarian would escape if it could be shown that they had exercised reasonable care in the matter. It is quite certain that in England, at least, the decision in the case just mentioned, that of Vizetelly v. Mudie's Select Library, will cause the columns of book reviews in the daily papers, and in the weekly and monthly literary and book journals, to be much more carefully read than has been the case in the past.

A Mammoth Printing Exposition and Fair was opened May 2, for one month, at Grand Central Palace, New York. It proved a pronounced success, and far exceeded the expectations of the most sanguine. "Nothing approaching the variety and magnitude of its printing and allied trades machinery and apparatus display has ever before been brought together in one exhibit," was the general verdict of those who attended. A stationer's exhibit was a feature of the Exposition, which attracted large numbers of buyers. The manufacturing stationers of New York and elsewhere made fine exhibits and many large orders were booked. An exposition of this character would take well in Toronto if carried on under the direction of an energetic committee from. the Stationers' Section of the Board of Trade. It would not only prove profitable to the exhibitors, but be a great convenience to buyers. It is a subject worthy of careful consideration.

New Books.

THE GARDEN OF EDEN.

Since the beginning of time, discussions have arisen over the old, old story of Adam and Eve, who dwelt so happily in their beautiful bower until the serpent entered, bringing discord. Interest in the theme never grows dull, each new comment being eagerly listened to.

Blanche Willis Howard, author of "Guenn," and "One Summer," has recently modernized that first romance of Paradise in her new work, "The Garden of Eden," interpreting the time worn facts to fit modern environments. While a pretty love-story threads its way through the devious paths, it is not a light novel, but one provoking thought, involving as it does vexed social and moral questions, which are treated with a masterly hand, yet with great refinement of touch.

The author has fearlessly dealt blow after blow at many of the standing social shams of present-day life; and, widely read, it would do much to broaden and better mankind.

The later story is told of older grown people, and shows what a beautiful thing love might be were there no mercenary powers to misshape it, nor any ties necessary to recognize than those love binds. Monica Randolph, the great character of the book, was a strong and fearless woman. Her nature was intense in every fibre. She hated hypocrisy, and was particularly bitter against loveless unions; on the other hand deeming the whole world lost for love -well lost.

Dr. Arenburg, a white-souled man of a very unusual and interesting type, plays an important part in the life drama of Monica, and there are many other delightful people in this human story, just issued by he Copp, Clark Company, Limited, Toronto ; paper, 75c.; cloth, $1.25.

A MASTER OF CRAFT.

That delightful humorist, Mr. W. W. Jacobs, surrounded himself with a host of admirers when he sent out "Many Cargoes," followed by "More Cargoes," and now comes "A Master of Craft" to add to his reputation as a story writer.

The title of this new book has more in it than appears before the story is read, for the first conclusion is that it is a sea yarn only; but the main significauce of the name works out in the crafty nature of Captain Flower, who combines the unusual blending of hero and villain, though a harmless proportion of each. This burlesque upon villainy consists chiefly in Captain Flower's

faculty for becoming engaged to several women at the same time; and the enormous amount of tact required to steer three various courses at once with his single, unsteady land-craft, taxes his ingenuity to the utmost, ending finally in a smash of his mental compass, after which it is only a matter of time before there is a cruel wreck on the rocks of despair, and this reckless seaman is heard of no more.

The book is full of purest fun, and will be hailed from afar by lovers of a good yarn. It has just come from The Copp, Clark Publishing House, Toronto; paper, 75c.; cloth, $1.25.

MORANG & CO.'S BOOKS.

Hon. David Mills' "English in Africa has met with the unanimous approval of the press, and the public are finding out that it is an excellent book. As a matter of fact, it is the best exposition of the African question that has yet appeared, and deals in an exhaustive way with some of the questions in dispute. It is differentiated from the crowd of books recently brought out on the same subject, inasmuch as it is deep where others are shallow, and painstaking and judicial, where they are partisan and careless. As a compact and useful summary of the African situation it should be a good seller for a lengthened period. The new map by which it is accompanied is very useful and up-to-date, and at $1.50 the book is cheap.

"To Have and To Hold "-so far the most popular novel of the year, maintains its position on the lists of good sellers, and it will be one of the star books of the summer trade. The essential qualities of the book make it a safe one to recommend to everybody. It is a man's book, but par excellence it is also a woman's. No novel of recent years has displayed such skill on the part of the author in keeping the interest of the reader throughout the work. This was one of the qualities that made it so much of a favorite when it was appearing in the "Atlantic Monthly." Morang & Co. have been very enterprising in putting this book on the market, and there is no doubt their venture will be amply rewarded.

"The Resurrection," by Tolstoy, is a book the power of which makes itself felt wherever it is published. It has had an extensive sale in Russia in an expurgated form, while in England it has created a great sensation. Tolstoy plunges into the story with the swift, dramatic stroke of a novelist so sure of his art that he feels no concern about it. In the first paragraphs God's beneficent intention is symbolized by the beauty of morning and spring, and man's stupid malevolence by the spectacle of soldiers with drawn swords conducting

Maslova, the prostitute, from prison to court, to stand her trial for robbery and murder. Maslova's past is then sketched in a bare, direct way, an awful presentment of the havoc wrought by sexual passion. Society's injustice to women is marked by the picture of Nekhludoff, who has never been punished for the seduction of Maslova, and who, during ten years of selfish and prosperous life, has managed to forget all about her. In describing the trial, Tolstoy lapses into bitter satire of processes and persons peculiarly Russian, but, with the recognition by Prince Nekhludoff, the juryman, of Maslova, the criminal, he returns to his motive. Slowly, painfully, most reluctantly, Nekhludoff's atrophied soul awakes and forces him to see himself as the author of Maslova's shame, to know that he in the first place is responsible for all that she has suffered from society, and may yet be condemned to suffer by the law. After the awakening comes the battle, and the soul does not win in one dramatic moment. All the claims of the animal, of habit, of a great artificial society, are arrayed against it, but, in the end, the spirit does win, and the author vindicates his assumptions of the presence of God in man, and the power of man to redeem himself. It goes without saying that this is a novel that will be read chiefly by people of sufficient discernment to know a great work when they seee it. The Canadian sale shows that there must be a considerable number of people of this kind here. In fact there are many signs that show that the Canadian book market is rapidly increasing.

Morang & Co. publish this month, in pamphlet form, a Report on Technical Education by Mr. Bernard McEvoy, who undertook a tour of inspection among the Technical Schools of the United States at the instance of the Department of Education for Ontario. The report is full of solid information, and should be read by all who are interested in the subject.

"The Farringdons," by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, is another popular novel on Morang's list which appeals not only to a special class those connected with the Methodist Church-but is sure of a sale in general circles owing to its wit, its bright dialogue and its capital and lively setting forth of character. Miss Fowler made her name not only with her "Isabel Carnaby" but with "A Double Thread," but it may be safely said that her latest novel far surpasses these in interest.

For a good clean novel with a great deal of interest, strong situations and plenty of local colour, "My Lady and Allan Darke " takes a high place. The book is the work of John Donnel Gibson, and it is one that may be highly recommended.

Morang & Co. announce the issue of the second half of Sienkiewiez's great novel, "The Knights of the Cross," which completes one of the most powerful stories ever put hefore the public. Dealing with a period hundreds of years ago, it is historically correct in its details, and its fights and its love-scenes are true to life. It is a story abounding with movement, and the interest of it never flags, from the first page to the last. The "Knights of the Cross" were a valiant body of men half religious and half military, who committed great excesses and were guilty of great cruelty and oppression. The story tells of their overthrow, and ably illustrates a time when with regard to religious matters daylight scarcely prevailed. In recommending this book to the notice of customers the trade may be sure of appreciation. Distinctively, it is a man's book, alive with virile descriptions and primal passions.

The great success attending the publication of Frechette's "Christmas in French Canada" has encouraged Morang & Co. to issue the work in French also. The third edition in English is now ready, and will no doubt be rapidly sold, for although its title would seem to relegate it to the Christmas holiday trade, for which it is specially suited, its interest as descriptive of French-Canadian life is so great that it can be read with pleasure at any time of the year. It is one of the handsomest books ever made in Canada, the binding and illustrations being of a very high grade. The price is $2.00, and it has proved a free seller wherever offered.

"A Woman's Paris" is what might be termed a labour saving device. In a compact little volume which can be slipped into a handbag, is stowed a quantity of most valuable information in regard to living in Paris. An American woman who has been through the round of such trying experiences as house hunting, engaging servants, finding reasonable dressmakers, and such like, in a strange city, gives most practical advice to any one going to the gay French capital. She tells how to arrange matters so that a grasping landlord may get his dues and nothing more; what points to consider in renting rooms; the most desirable methods of housekeeping; what are a servant's duties and rights; what places of amusement may be patronized by ladies, and how to get good, cheap seats. These and many other points are dealt with in a most delightful chatty way, and after reading "A Woman's Paris," one feels equal to tackling even the complicated train system one of the almost insoluble puzzles for a stranger. Every one who intends visiting Paris should have a copy of this book. It is no guide-book in the ordinary sense of the term, it is more

like a confidential communication from one that knows, what are the many aggravating little mistakes that must be avoided if the visit is to be a success.

THE GAGE CO.'S BOOKS.

The Gage Co., Toronto, are fortunate in securing Marie Corelli's new long story, "Boy," the most important volume published since her "Sorrows of Satan," which appeared some years ago. Her serious illness has prevented this popular author from resuming her literary work for some time, and the announcement of a new and important book by her will prove specially interesting to the Book Trade, who know the hearty reception her novels always receive from the reading public.

As the title indicates, the book is a departure from the lines of her previous works. "Boy" is not a creature of the imagination who overcomes all difficulties, but is, indeed, most natural and, therefore, interesting. The author has studied " Boy's" career from his babyhood days, when, amazed at his drunken father staggering and swearing, he lisped "Poo' sing," to his death on the battlefield of Colenso. In describing the results of his environment the author discusses an important problem of present day civilization in her own charming style. The book forms a handsome volume of 352 pages, printed on fine, heavy paper, and is published in an attractive paper edition at 75c., and cloth edition $1.25.

The success which "Deacon Bradbury " attained in the United States (having run through four editions in a few weeks) assured a ready sale in Canada. The first Canadian edition was exhausted three days after publication, and the publishers have a second edition in preparation to be issued about the 23rd inst. The author has certainly written a strong book. It is a profound study of a man of iron will and inflexible integrity. Confronted by the awful possibility of his son's guilt, the deacon's stern conscience takes the place of the faith he has lost. His spiritual conflict is deep and mighty, and it works itself out slowly in that simple nature-grand by the very force of its simplicity. The author has certainly explored a new field of fiction, and given us a profoundly interesting character sketch.

The literary world will learn with deep regret of the sad death of Stephen Crane at the early age of thirty. Although so young he has already made a name as a writer of unusual power. While deploring his untimely death we remember with pleasure that he has left us some strong books in which he has put the force of his own personality. The critics agree that "The Red

Badge of Courage" is his best work. It is probably the most vivid description of war from the point of view of the soldier in the ranks that has ever been written. The battlefield descriptions are really wonderful, and impress the reader as having been the actual experiences of the writer. The wording is powerful; the picture of self-emotions graphic and dramatic, and, having once begun, the reader has no choice but to follow the tale with breathless interest until the last page is reached. The book has never previously been issued in a cheap edition, but the Gage Co. have arranged to issue a handsome paper edition at the popular price of 50c.

One interesting feature of Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler's literary success is her acceptance as the novelist who has pictured Methodism conscientiously and sympathetically. It appears that her grandfather was a Methodist minister, and her interpretation of Methodism to Mayfair has been accepted like her interpretation of Mayfair to Methodism as candid and profoundly interesting. Miss Fowler's new novel, "The Farringdons," is one of the most successful books among recent fiction.

Miss Marie Corelli, who has written no long novel since "The Sorrows of Satan," in 1895, has almost completed a long and elaborate story, which Methuen & Co., London, will shortly publish. The title of this new book is "The Master Christian." Miss Corelli has been engaged on this novel for some years, and her work was interrupted by her dangerous illness of two years ago.

Mr. Fisher Unwin, London, has published a new edition of "Prisoners of Conscience," by Amelia E. Barr, in his half-crown series of popular copyright novels. Mr. Unwin has also published a shilling edition in paper covers of L. McManus's stirring battle story, "Lally of the Brigade;" also a shilling edition in paper covers of "The Century Invalid Cookery Book," by Mary A. Boland, edited by Mrs. Humphrey ("Madge" of "Truth"). The title of the book indicates its scope, and the names of the authors should guarantee its completeness.

The volume on "Modern Italy," which Professor Orsi, of the R. Liceo Foscarini, Venice, wrote for Mr. Unwin's "Story of the Nations" series, has met with such success that not only will it be published in America by Messrs. Putnams shortly, but an Italian version has been prepared, and will be issued immediately.

Mrs. Craigie has now practically finished

"Robert Orange," the sequel to the "School for Saints," upon which she has been engaged for so long past, and it will be issued. shortly. It is interesting to note that these two books represent five years' work-a rather considerable undertaking.

Book Motes.

Langton & Hall, Toronto, have issued a Canadian edition of "Fruitfulness," by Emile Zola. This new novel sets forth the Law of Fruitfulness as the great Law of Life-the fruitfulness of the soil, the fruitfuless of human kind. The comprehensive romance is a great study of human society -French society in particular-to show the duty, the necessity, and the beauty of large families, and the fatal effects to the State and to the individual of the suppression of the first Law of Life. It is an absorbing story, contrasting scenes of idyllic beauty, and of the greatest social wretchedness and disease. M. Zola has, perhaps, never before made so impressive a social picture. Cloth, $1.50.

The Publishers' Syndicate, Limited, of 51 Yonge Street, Toronto, has issued this spring a remarkable and charming series of books on Nature, which, at this season of the year, especially, will be readily welcomed. 66 "Our Native Trees," by Harriet Keeler; "How to Know the Wild Flowers " and "How to Know the Ferns," by Mrs. Dana; and "Bird Homes," by A. Radclyffe Dugmore, are all works of exceptional merit and exquisite form, and should meet with an extensive sale.

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"How to Know the Wild Flowers" is issued in a new edition which has been enlarged, revised, and entirely reset, the illustrations have been remade, and it has in addition 48 full page colored plates from drawings by Miss Elsie Louise Shaw "The made especially for this edition. Nation" says:Every flower lover who has spent weary hours puzzling over a botanical key in the efforts to name unknown plants, will welcome this satisfactory book, which stands ready to lead him to the desired knowledge by a royal road. The book is well fitted to the need of many who have no botanical knowledge and yet are interested in wild flowers."

Book Reviews.

"THREE MEN ON WHEELS."

By Jerome K. Jerome, author of "Three Men in a Boat," has several distinctive features placing it above the ordinary novel : First, it is not a novel, but a comic history

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