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every library, public and private. It is one large thick volume, handsomely bound in cloth, price $1.50.

The sad death of George Dolby, in Fulham Infirmary, last week, recalls the famous readings in England and America which many consider were the means of sending Charles Dickens to an early grave. Dolby had succeeded Arthur Smith, the brother of Albert Smith, of Mont Blanc renown, as Dickens' secretary, and it was he who had the management of these tours. He accompanied Dickens everywhere and looked after his bodily welfare as well as his monetary interests. His impressions of the novelist together with an account of the abuse that was heaped upon himself, the tricks resorted to by speculators, and many other things of a like kind were set down by Dolby in a book which he called "Charles Dickens as I Knew Him," and which Mr. Fisher Unwin, London, published. A new edition of this book will be issued by Mr. Unwin

at once.

The nightmare of the Yellow Peril has again made itself felt in Sir Robert Hart's gloomy forecast in the "Fortnightly Review." "China for the Chinese, and out with the foreigners" is the feeling in the now fully awakened China, says Sir Robert, and he goes on to say that "in 50 years' time there will be millions of Boxers in serried ranks and war's panoply at the call of the Chinese Government: there is not the

slightest doubt of that." Mr. Henry Norman, in his book, "The Far East," says: "The competitive system is the door beyond which lies the way to the civilization of China. Upon that door is written the word Confucius: and unless this is erased and the word Truth substituted, China must remain the victim of more enlightened races, even until she be finally dismembered and disappear." This is more cheerful, but in a later chapter Mr. Norman, speaking in a broader sense, anticipates Sir Robert Hart's "China for the Chinese." "There exists in Japan,"


he says, a sentiment summed up in four words: Asia for the Asiatics. Herein I am convinced lie the germs of the most momentous events in the relationships of nations since Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to St. Helena." China is a huge country with 350,000,000 inhabitants. Japan has 40,000,000. When the word "truth" is substituted for "Confucius" in China; and should Japan with her industry and patriotism, and China with her millions, unite for the purpose of securing " Asia for the Asiatics," the outlook will assuredly be gloomy.



for the rest of the nations.

Miss Sara Mickle, Toronto, has issued a calendar for 1901, which will undoubtedly have a large sale. It comprises 14 sheets, each 8 by 11 inches, neatly tied with silk cord. It is entitled "In Her Days," and is intended to typify the reign of our great Queen Victoria. One or two interesting points about the calendar may be mentioned. A very fine portrait of the Queen is given, reproduced from a drawing by the Marchioness of Granby. This is very rare,

and Lady Granby specially interested herself in securing the permission of Mr. Edmund Routledge, the owner of the copyright, to allow of its reproduction in this calendar. The quotation beneath Cranmer's prophecy on the Princess Elizabeth also appears; it also having been inscribed on the Child's Jubilee Drinking Fountain at Stratford-upon-Avon. The words from Shakespeare in January are taken from Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1, and the whole passage conveys the same idea, the sea as a defence, which has been so beautifully ela

borated in Kipling's White Horses. After the sea power, it seemed most necessary to remember the great thinkers and poets as they appear in Scotland. The lines under Gordon are from an Australian poet; while those for November are from Conan Doyle. Altogether the calendar is a beautiful art production and will be equally suitable to send to friends abroad or at home. The price is 75 cents each. Order direct from the author, or the Toronto News Co., Toronto.


The Toronto News Co., Toronto, reports the usual large orders for the Christmas numbers of the leading papers. Dealers who have not yet ordered should attend to the matter without delay, as the supplies of several of the papers are limited, and repeat orders cannot be secured.

William T. Lancefield, Hamilton, has a few novelties in Christmas souvenirs, especially suitable for sending to friends abroad. Samples and prices promptly sent to the trade on application.

It goes without saying that anything written by Joaquin Miller will be interesting. Of all the subjects he has chosen to write on there is none more interesting to boys than bears. And when stories of bears written by Joaquin Miller, vouched for as "true," and exquisitely illustrated by Percy Beringer, are to be had, there ought to be a large demand for the book containing

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bilities to be lost. In addition to the keen and retentive sensitiveness of youth, Miss Collbran is endowed to an unusual degree with eyes that see and ears that hear, understandingly, all that is going on around her, and shows an expertness in her literary work not to be expected in one of her years. Take it all in all, its fresh breezy reading matter and the wealth of elegant illustrations embellishing its pages, Miss Collbran's book of travel will appeal to a very numerous class of readers.


Tommy and Grizel," by J. M. Barrie, has been published by the Copp, Clark Co., Toronto. This new book from this wellknown author is no mere novel. It is a great piece of character study. You hurry through the book once, for the story which fascinates you so; but you will re-read it carefully, in order to grasp every fine point of this artistic production. The pictures remain with you. Barrie is a daring author. He has taken liberties with an old custom, the custom of exalting the hero throughout. Instead, therefore, of doing what we have been trained to expect, this author has made the character of Tommy a very human one, with more failings indeed than one man can gracefully carry; and when we find ourselves liking him at all, it is (we explain apologetically) for the sake of dear Grizel, to whom he was all. The book is a charming one, interesting from

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them. But we have here more than Miller's thrilling stories and Beringer's illustrations. In the "Introductory Notes," Dr. David Starr Jordon, President of Leland Stanford, Jr., University, has contributed such information as enables one to read intelligently of the different kinds of bears that figure

in the stories. And at the end of the volume is an exhaustive "Scientific Classification of Bears," edited by Pierre N. Beringer. In closing the book, therefore, one feels that he has learned about all that is known of bears. He has seen them in action in the wonderfully graphic stories and in the lifelike pictures. And he has seen them in their scientific classification and names. After that he can talk or write "bear" with confidence. We venture to predict that these "True Bear Stories" will have a wide reading by the boys, young and old, of this country. "True Bear Stories." By Joaquin Miller. Illustrated. Cloth, 12mo. Price $1.25. Rand, McNally & Co., publishers, Chicago and New York.

“An American Girl's Trip to the Orient and Around the World." By Christine Collbran. Cloth, 12mo. $1.25. Rand, McNally & Co., publishers, Chicago and New York. Next to the impossible blessedness of being young again, and of appreciating with the keen sensibilities of youth all that is delectable in the new and the beautiful, is the joy of receiving sympathetically the bright young person's account of such experiences. And when the scope of that person's observation includes the ever interesting Orient in particular, and the circle of the great world in general, the

Among the new books about to be issued from the Oxford University Press are "The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900," poems chosen and edited by A. T. QuillerCouch, in two sizes, one edition being on Oxford India paper; “An English Miscellany," presented to Dr. Furnival in honor of his seventy-fifth birthday, and contributed to by some fifty authorities in this country and abroad on philology and early English literature; and "Studies in Foreign Literature," being the Taylorian lectures, 1889-1899, delivered by S. Mallarmé, W. Pater, E. Dowden, W. M. Rossetti, and others.


When a man does something that attracts our notice, our natural human curiosity at once sends forth a demand to have some information as to who that man is and what he has done before. Since Mr. Knox Magee wrote and published his now popular romance "With Ring of Shield," everyone is asking "Who is Knox Magee ?"


In reply to this we are glad to be able to He is a young Canadian, now residing in Toronto. He was born in the little old village of Kemptville, situated on the Rideau River, near Ottawa, some twentyfive years ago, or thereabouts. He was educated at the public and high schools there, at Upper Canada College, Toronto, then at Trinity, and finally completed his studies in the United States.

Mr. Magee is one who objects most vigorously to his private life being pried into. When asked for data concerning himself, he replied: "Really, when I published my novel I naturally thought that I should not hear of it again, but like other

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'first works,' it would be permitted to sink quietly into oblivion, or at least obscurity. I certainly had no idea that I was publishing myself."

Of himself he would say no more than we have already said; he considers his private life as belonging to himself alone.

But when we turned to the book it was different. He answered every question without hesitation.

The writing of the novel had been in his mind for a long time previous to his putting pen to paper. Shakespeare's play of "Richard III." had fascinated him ever since, as a boy, he had seen the late Thomas W. Keene play the part, in which he was famous. He at once began a study of the great drama and used to be heartily laughed at by his brothers by "mouthing" the tragic lines and strutting melodramatically about the old home. But nothing impresses us so strongly as that which appeals to us in childhood, so as Mr. Magee grew older, he continued his study of the great dramatist, still keeping "Richard III." as his favorite. We are not sure but Mr. Magee let drop a remark that caused us to wonder if he had not limped as the crook-backed Richard with the glare of the footlights on him.

With the play always haunting him, is it strange that when, at the earnest solicitation of his wife, he decided to write a novel, the old plot with which he had grown up, should be taken as the foundation of his story. But remember, the play is only the foundation, the real plot is the author's own, and how well he has executed his designs is testified to by the great and increasing sale the book is having here and in the United States.

Mark Twain, the American humorist, was recently given a dinner and reception by the Society of American Authors at Delmonico's, New York. The affair was a great success in every way. One reporter was mean enough to, however, punctuate his account of the affair with the following paragraph:

"It has occurred to me," remarked Mr. Michael Flannigan, the genial and courteous attendant in charge of the cloakroom, "that the quaint epigrammatic comment of a litterateur of a former age, that 'liter

ature is an excellent cane, but a bad crutch,' spoke with a force of verity rare in men of his class. Thirty-five cents as the gross income of the man behind the overcoat counter would indicate that these folk either secure their money hardly or are with difficulty separated from it."


"The International Monthly" for November presents a most attractive list of contents. M. Marillier, the great French writer upon the origin of religion, concludes his essay, begun in the October issue, “The Primitive Objects of Worship." This paper is replete with suggestions and can be read with much profit.

Marc Debrit, the editor of the famous Geneva (Switzerland) Journal, writes upon the various Congresses held by European nations under the pretext of setting aright the wrongs brought about by conquest.

Prof. W. G. Sumner writes upon "The Predominant Issue," which he shows to be Expansion.

John La Farge, the famous artist, contributes an estimate of Ruskin in an essay entitled, "Ruskin, Art and Truth," dealing chiefly with the value of reality in art and the standpoint of the artist in regard to truth.

Prof. Giddings, whose recent book "Democracy and Empire" has been called the best exposition of the policy of expansion, contributes an essay on "Modern Sociology," which is a careful review of the progress in that study, illustrated by many interesting comments.

The November number of "The International Monthly" will especially appeal to persons interested in the "Far East and "Far West." The increase in the number and variety of essays published by this valuable journal, all by writers of wide reputation, is evidence of its continued increase in prosperity, and appreciation by the American reader, for whom it is edited by the foremost scholars of this country and Europe. Published by the Macmillan Co., New York and London, at $3 a year. Three months' trial subscription, 50 cents.

The Christmas Number of "The Canadian Magazine" will undoubtedly be better than any special number ever issued from a Canadian printing office. The cover represents "The Soldier's Christmas." A Canadian soldier in Kharki, bearing a huge plum-pudding, forms the central portion of the design, and on each side of him is a child bearing a plate of fruit. This will be printed in five colors, and will, as a work of art, be a memorable achievement in Canadian printing. The artist is Mr. S. C. Simonski,

whose work is now ranked among the best STANDARD COMMERCIAL WORKS.

of Canadian designers. The table of contents will be extremely varied, as the partial list appended will show.

"The Greatest Bank in America" is the Bank of Montreal. A popular history of this institution, by Mr. J. Macdonald Oxley, will be a feature of the Christmas Number. the illustrations will include portraits of ten of the eleven presidents, beginning with John Gray, Esq., who assumed office on August 9th, 1817; nine of the eleven general managers; a reproduction of the Royal Charter granted by William the Fourth; a reproduction of two of the earliest bank notes; and portraits of the old and new buildings.

"Canada's Scenic Splendour" will be the title of a collection of typical Canadiannature scenes reproduced, as full-page illustrations, in delicate colorings. They will give the Magazine a peculiar value as a holiday souvenir suitable for sending abroad.

"Glen Eila" is the title of a love-poem by William Wilfred Campbell, the scenes of which are laid in Scotland.

"The Young Idea in Japan," by Alfred Edmonds, describes and pictures the lives of children in Japan, and will be very interesting to mothers and educationists. "Government Ownership of Railways," by R. L. Richardson, M.P.; the fourth and last article, and the most interesting. "Mooswa," by W. A. Fraser. A most delightful instalment, containing a complete story; with other features of equal quality, and all for 25 cents. The trade will do well to push this number of "The Canadian Magazine." Address the office of publication, Toronto, or order from the Toronto News Co.

Wm. Barber & Bros.



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The CANADIAN BOOKSELLER wishes its friends and patrons a bright and jolly Christmas, and a happy and prosperous New Year. Here's to you, and may success be with you.

The "Canadian Wild Life Calendar," published at $1 by The Fublishers' Syndicate, Toronto; and" In Her Days," published at 75 cents by William Briggs, Toronto, are two calendars that the trade should not fail to show every customer. They are very fine specimens of Canadian work, and are eminently suitable for sending abroad.

The Christmas numbers of the "Graphic," "Pears' Annual," and other well-known papers are having the usual heavy sale this year. The dealer who fails to stock up on them when they first come out makes a great mistake and loses money. We are glad to hear that the price of 50 cents holds good in nearly every place. This is as it should be; and the publishers' efforts to maintain prices should be warmly supported by the retail trader. It is also gratifying to hear that the Canadian Christmas numbers are taking well. We hear that the supply of the Christmas "Globe" is practically

certainly a magnificent number to send to friends abroad, and the publishers cannot be too highly congratulated on its appear



Doubleday, Page & Co. will publish simultaneously with John Murray, in London, next week, a volume called "An English

Woman's Love Letters." There is said to be no question as to the genuineness of the letters, which reveal a most extraordinary domestic tragedy, full of human interest. It seems that some time ago a collection of letters written by a young Englishwoman to her lover was sent to Mr. Murray for examination. This girl had poured forth her soul (to use a rather hackneyed expression) to her lover with a passion and earnestness which is sure to remind one of Marie Bashkirtseff, and with a charm and grace which would be worthy of the author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden." Mr. Murray refused to publish the book until he was told of the authority of the letters. No one else knows the author's identity. It seems that the young woman died when twenty-two years old. The letters themselves make an extraordinary story, and make it plain that some one came between the girl and her lover, so that the correspondence was broken off. The girl meanwhile kept on writing, and put the letters away with the idea that the lover should receive them after she died, all of which finally came about. It is also quite certain that she came of a distinguished family.

Jamieson-Higgins Co., Chicago, have been obliged to prepare two editions of 5,000 copies each to supply the advance orders for "Short Story Masterpieces," a volume of thirty-eight clever stories by such clever writers as Mary E. Wilkins, Irving Bacheller, Opie Read, George Ade, and others equally well known. Their two new books for young folks, "The Princess of Hearts," by Sheila E. Braine, and "Adventures in Toyland," by Edith King Hall, both with illustrations by Alice B. Woodward, have started off well.

As most everybody who reads books has perused "David Harum," the separate pub

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lication of the "Christmas Story," as the Widow Cullom episode in the novel has been aptly called, may be regarded as something in the light of a souvenir; it is illustrated with striking pictures of William H. Crane in the character of David Harum, and with stage photographs. There are many persons who would like to see the horse trade episode and the Newport sketch presented in a similar way.

Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. will publish shortly in their "Library of Economics and Politics" a volume entitled "The Jew in London, a study of racial character and present-day condition," with an introduction by Canon Barnett, a preface by the Rt. Hon. James Bryce, M.P., and an important map especially made for this volume. They have also nearly ready "The Heiress of the Forest," a romance of old Anjou, by Eleanor C. Price; "The Religious Spirit in the Poets," by Dr. Boyd Carpenter, Bishop of Ripon ; Religion in Literature and Religion in Life," by Stopford A. Brooke ; and "Harvest-Tide," the book of verses, by Sir Lewis Morris, described in our issue for December 1.


Mr. Hall Caine is leaving London for Rome. He will winter in "The Eternal City," and there complete his novel of that


Ford's "The Honorable Peter Stirling" and Hope's "Rupert of Hentzau," both published by Henry Holt & Co., would seem to be exceptions to the rule that the life of current popular novels is generally brief. The former is just going to press for its forty-first time (its fifth impression this year), and the latter for its twelfth time, (making its third impression in 1900). Mr. Gibson, the popular artist, should receive some credit for the success of "Rupert of Hentzau," which he illustrated.

The other day we had a new novel by Miss Braddon, and now we have a new one by Miss Broughton. How the years flow on, and likewise how perennial is the flow of the Braddon and Broughton novels. I scarcely like to think how many years ago it was that "Cometh Up as a Flower" appeared to please and shock the public. Since then Miss Broughton has done excellent work. She has got rid of the peculiarities that made her earlier books objectionable to people of sound literary taste, and

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