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liest and most interesting book of autobiography that has been written in recent years. It tells the story of the Canadian militia during the past forty years with a straightforwardness and vigor that are as admirable as they are rare. Moreover, it is a repertoire of good stories and bright narratives. It is eminently a readable book from start to finish. Written by one of the best known men in Canada, it is sure to have a large sale. The value of the work may be inferred from the fact that Messrs. Macmillan & Co., of London, have introduced the work in England, where it is attracting much notice.

"Committed to His Charge" is the striking title of the new novel of Canadian life, written by Misses R. and K. M. Lizars, which Morang has just published. The authors are already favorably known by their previous works, which include "In the Days of the Canada Company," "The Humors of '37," etc. Descended from an old Scottish house, the Lizars sisters were born in Canada, and, it is evident from their books, have looked on Canadian life with keen and comprehensive eyes. In portraying the various characters that go to make up the population of a country town, they have manifested a tendency towards a hu morous treatment of the subject that is very enjoyable. The work is bound in cloth only, and sells for $1.00.

Much public interest is naturally excited in the fact that the veteran novelist, Miss M. E. Braddon, has written another book.

"Lady Audley's Secret" and "Aurora Floyd "-stories that have had many millions of readers- were published thirtyeight years ago, and since that time Miss Braddon's name has become a household word as the writer of a large number of stories. Her practised hand has now been employed on a novel that will no doubt rival in popularity any book that has recently been introduced to the reading world. The title, "The Infidel," is a striking one. It is a most interesting story, told with all Miss Braddon's well-known ability and excellent descriptive skill, and yet devoid of sensationalism. Since the publication of the Canadian edition a few weeks ago, the sale has been large and encouraging.

Lovers of Eugene Field, that prince of humorists and child lovers, will be delighted to hear that a charming book of his, entitled

"Lullaby Land," has just been brought out in a Canadian copyright edition. It is beautifully printed and decorated, and makes a charming gift-book, while the low price of $1.25 places it within the reach of everybody.

Morang & Co. report quite a rush for Grace Gallatin Seton Thompson's "A Woman Tenderfoot." The author is the wife of Ernest Seton-Thompson, the well-known artist author of "Wild Animals I Have Known," a book, by the way, which sells right along. Mrs. Seton-Thompson was welcomed in Toronto last year as the wife of a native, and for the magnetism of her own bright personality. Now that her book, "A Woman Tenderfoot, 'is issued, the public will welcome her as an author of special individuality and piquancy. The book contains 150 very fine illustrations, and is turned out in a thoroughly artistic way. There is no doubt it will be one of the prominent successes of the season as a gift-book. The retail price is $2.00.

Morang & Co. have published "The Stickit Minister's Wooing," a series of tales by S. R. Crockett, who first captured the public with his "Stickit Minister." This new book of tales will appeal strongly to the Scotch element of our population.

WILLIAM BRIGGS' BOOKS.

William Briggs, Toronto, has ready a number of books of a distinctively high grade, and some of them will be among the "record sales" books.

The late Dr. Rand had prepared the material for a new volume of his own verse, when death suddenly intervened to cut short his literary activities. Fortunately the MS. was left complete, even to the detailed instructions to the printer. We are glad to hear that William Briggs now has the book in the press, and will issue it early in December.

The volume contains a fine lyrical poem of seventy-eight stanzas, entitled " SongWaves," which gives its title to the book, and which will probably be regarded as the finest long poem that has yet been written in Canada. In addition to this are included a number of poems written by Dr. Rand subsequent to the publication of his "At Minas Basin and Other Poems." Among these we notice "The Whitethroat," an exquisite little lyric that forms a fitting opening to the "Treasury of Canadian Verse" where it appears anonymously.

A portrait of the author, from an admirable oil painting by J. W. L. Forster, will appear as a frontispiece to the book.

The second edition of Barlow Cumberland's "History of the Union Jack" is now ready. It contains nearly a hundred pages more than the first, and additional many engravings. Mr. Cumberland has not merely used the flag as a text for a history of Britain's wars, but from first to last has kept his work what its title purports it to be, a history of the flag itself, its origin and its significance. It is a book that should find its way into every school library in the Dominion. It will make a capital Xmas gift for Canadian boys.

Rev. Dr. Mackay, of Woodstock, has written another Zorra book-this time a series of biographical and anecdotal sketches of some of the more famous sons of that fine

old township, and entitled "Zorra Boys Abroad." he most of these sketches were published in the Montreal "Witness." Canada's sons have won honors the world over, and the story of their success makes pleasant reading.

"Alice of Old Vincennes," a new historical novel by Maurice Thompson, will be one of the leading novels of the year. It is being boomed in fine style; money has been spent lavishly in advertising it, and it has at once

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In Miss Laut's "Lords of the North,' just published in a Canadian edition by William Briggs, there are given vividly realistic descriptions of life in the Northwest in the days of the feud between the rival fur-trading companies at the beginning of the present century. Many of the scenes are picturesque and romantic; many of the incidents exciting to a degree. Readers, both old and young, will read this book with delight.

"Eleanor" is the title of Mrs. Humphry Ward's new story, the Canadian edition of which has just been published by William Briggs. It promises to be one of the most popular of this year's popular books. Many of the leading daily papers and literary journals have devoted columns to reviewing it. "Eleanor" is generally acknowledged to be Mrs. Ward's masterpiece; that is to say, it stands upon a literary eminence approached by few.

GAGE'S FALL LIST OF FICTION.

"The Mantle of Elijah" is by I. Zangwill, the famous author of "The Master," etc. It will be specially interesting, as it is a political novel, and follows so closely on a unique period in our history when, within forty-eight hours, the electorate of a whole continent have declared their wills at the polls. The author's experience as journalist, novelist and lecturer have gifted him with prophetic powers to such a degree that he has been accused of plagiarizing history in regard to the South African War. The fact is, however, that history has plagiarized Zang will, this new novel having been conceived and worked out as it now stands long before the Empire was involved in the Boer imbroglio.

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There is much that is curious and unique in "Stringtown on the Pike," for in and about that village are gathered every type of Kentucky people. It deals with the peculiar customs of a peculiar people at the time they were in the midst of the American Civil War. Although this is his first venture in fiction, Mr. Lloyd has world-wide reputation as a chemist, and his scientific romance, Etidorhpa" has had sales exceeding 100,000 copies. "Stringtown" is already in its 15,000.

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"Sons of the Morning" is by Eden Phillpotts, the author of "The Children of the Mist." Eden Phillpotts has established a literary reputation second to none among contemporary writers. It is not surprising, therefore, that the critics eagerly looked forward to his new story, and that it has met with such a hearty reception on both sides of the Atlantic. Its high moral tone, and the absence of any definite moral gives it a power over the mind like that of some of Shakespeare's plays.

"The Footsteps of a Throne," Max Pemberton's now romance, treats of Russia, a land where the Press censor has left its customs darker even than Africa to the outside world. The author has intimate knowledge of his subject, and explains the curious. workings of Russian social and political intrigue.

"Lord Jim" is by Joseph Conrad, the author of "The Nigger of the Narcissus," etc. The author is a Master in the Merchant Service, and in "Lord Jim" he writes with all the vivid power of an eyewitness. No contemporary writer can equal him in portraying the mystery and fascination of the sea.

"The Girl at the Half-way House," by E. Hough, has gone into the second edition in both Canada and the United States. This "Epic of the West" deserves great popularity, for nothing has been written on the opening of the West to excel this romance.

Your Customers Will Want

Zangwill's Masterpiece

The Mantle of Elijah

(ILLUSTRATED.)

Paper, 75c. Cloth, $1.50. The greatest political and social novel of the day.

10,000 copies sold before publication. Now in its 15th 1,000.

Stringtown on the Pike By John Uri Lloyd.

(ILLUSTRATED.)

Paper, 75c. Cloth, $1.25. The greatest character sketch published this year.

By the author of "The Children of the Mist'

Sons of the Morning
By Eden Phillpotts.
Paper, 75c. Cloth, $1.50.
The Pall Mall Gazette says: "Good from
cover to cover and... not a word too long."
Lord Jim

By Joseph Conrad.
Paper, 75c. Cloth, $1.25.
(The recognized successor of R. L. Stevenson)
Max Pemberton's Great Romance

The Footsteps of a
Throne

Paper, 75c. Cloth, $1.25. 2nd edition in both Canada and the United States.

The Girl at the
Half-way House

By E. Hough.

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The author is at home on the Plains, and W. J. Gage & Co., Limited,

the graphic vigor of this tale will appeal to all Canadian readers.

PUBLISHERS, TORONTO.

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"Robert Orange," by John Oliver Hobbes (Mrs. Craigie) is one of the most discussed books of the day in Great Britain. Not to have read it is to confess to being "out of the movement." It has already gone into its 4th edition in the United States.

"A King's Pawn," by Hamilton Drummond, is a splendid historical romance of the days of the famous King Henry of Navarre.

"A Daughter of Witches," by Joanna E, Wood, the gifted Canadian author, who is well known as a contributor to leading magazines.

"The Gateless Barrier," by Lucas Malet (Chas. Kingsley's daughter), is a masterly and graceful handling of the supernatural in fiction.

THE PUBLISHERS' SYNDICATE CHRISTMAS LIST.

A large number of high-class books have recently been issued by the Publishers Syndicate, Limited, 7 and 9 King Street East, Toronto. The reputation of this house for fine productions has spread continually, and it is now recognized as the source of supply for many of the most delightful of current publications, and of the most perfect editions of standard works. The Christmas list of the syndicate is both artistic and interesting. In it is found a new book, "Wonders of Nature," by Esther Singleton, which contains descriptions by many famous writers of the greatest and most celebrated natural aspects of the world. It will undoubtedly prove a popular Christmas book. Other recent books by Miss Singleton which are on the Syndicate list are "Paris, as Seen and Described by Famous Writers," "Great Pictures Described by Great Writers," and "Turrets, Towers, and Temples," all of which are selling rapidly.

"The Wedding Day in Literature and Art" is another volume of collective writings which will rank high among the gift books of this season. It is by C. F. Carter, and is beautifully illustrated in halftones. It contains a delightful series of extracts from great writers on this interesting topic, while the illustrations are reproductions of famous paintings on the same subject.

George Iles' work, "Flame, Electricity, and the Camera," has proved the most popular book of science recently issued. It is vividly written, admirably illustrated in colors and half-tones, and is altogether a fascinating as well as a valuable work.

Miss Ethel Turner, who is recognized in England as the successor of Louisa M. Alcott, has just issued a new book for girls,

entitled "Three Little Maids." It is being issued in Canada for the Christmas trade by The Publishers' Syndicate, and will be one of the most popular young girls' books of the season. It is well illustrated, is humorous, yet pathetic, and contains a delightful and inspiring story.

Two splendid boys' books are also included in this excellent list. One is "The Boys' Book of Inventions," by Ray Stannard Baker, which in a short period has had an almost unprecedented success. It tells about all the great inventions of modern science simply, yet so thoroughly, and it is interesting as well as instructive. It has hundreds of illustrations. The other, which is just now issued, is "The Boys' Book of Explorations," by Tudor Jenks. It describes the journeys of the world's great explorers, and is as thrilling as any tale of fiction, while its educational value can readily be appreciated. It also is fully illustrated in half-tones.

The Syndicate list closes with the "Canadian Wild-Life Calendar for 1901." This is in every respect an original and exclusive publication, and is the finest art calendar ever put forth in this country. It contains six plates and a heavy etched cover, 14 by 21 inches, and each from original drawings by famous Canadian artists, executed specially for this work. The plates are printed in various colours, and each one is a work of art in itself. This calendar has a special merit which will commend itself to the lover of the artistic.

Book Motes.

"Eben Holden," by Irving Bacheller, is a book of sheer, honest merit, one of the best of the year. It has the spell which holds the reader fast, and its humor, character drawing, sympathetic touches in describing nature, and serene philosophy of life are destined to earn for it great popularity. The Canadian edition is issued by the Poole Publishing Company, Toronto. Paper, 75c.; cloth, $1.25.

"The Life of Henry George," by his son, Henry George, jr., has been published by the Poole Publishing Co., Toronto. With his unusual advantages, the biographer of the author of "Progress and Poverty " tells simply yet graphically the remarkable story of Henry George's life and early struggles and many later triumphs. It is a strong, dignified, impressive and authentic record of one of the most extraordinary men of this century, and will secure a favourable reception from his many admirers, as well as from students of political economy generally. It is a work that should be in

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THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO., PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK.

"Robert Orange," by John Oliver Hobbes

POOLE PUB. CO.
PUB. CO. (Mrs. Craigie) is one of the most discussed

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books of the day in Great Britain. Not to have read it is to confess to being "out of the movement." It has already gone into its 4th edition in the United States.

"A King's Pawn," by Hamilton Drummond, is a splendid historical romance of the days of the famous King Henry of Navarre.

"A Daughter of Witches," by Joanna E, Wood, the gifted Canadian author, who is well known as a contributor to leading magazines.

"The Gateless Barrier," by Lucas Malet (Chas. Kingsley's daughter), is a masterly and graceful handling of the supernatural in fiction.

THE PUBLISHERS' SYNDICATE CHRISTMAS LIST.

A large number of high-class books have recently been issued by the Publishers' Syndicate, Limited, 7 and 9 King Street East, Toronto. The reputation of this house for fine productions has spread continually, and it is now recognized as the source of supply for many of the most delightful of current publications, and of the most perfect editions of standard works. The Christmas list of the syndicate is both artistic and interesting. In it is found a new book, "Wonders of Nature," by Esther Singleton, which contains descriptions by many famous writers of the greatest and most celebrated natural aspects of the world. It will undoubtedly prove a popular Christmas book. Other recent books by Miss Singleton which are on the Syndicate list are "Paris, as Seen and Described by Famous Writers," "Great Pictures Described by Great Writers," and "Turrets, Towers, and Temples," all of which are selling rapidly.

"The Wedding Day in Literature and Art" is another volume of collective writings which will rank high among the gift books of this season. It is by C. F. Carter, and is beautifully illustrated in halftones. It contains a delightful series of extracts from great writers on this interesting topic, while the illustrations are reproductions of famous paintings on the same subject.

George Iles' work, "Flame, Electricity,

entitled "Three Little Maids." It is being issued in Canada for the Christmas trade by The Publishers' Syndicate, and will be one of the most popular young girls' books of the season. It is well illustrated, is humorous, yet pathetic, and contains a delightful and inspiring story.

Two splendid boys' books are also included in this excellent list. One is "The Boys' Book of Inventions," by Ray Stannard Baker, which in a short period has had an almost unprecedented success. It tells about all the great inventions of modern science simply, yet so thoroughly, and it is interesting as well as instructive. It has hundreds of illustrations. The other, which is just now issued, is "The Boys' Book of Explorations," by Tudor Jenks. It describes the journeys of the world's great explorers, and is as thrilling as any tale of fiction, while its educational value can readily be appreciated. It also is fully illustrated in half-tones.

The Syndicate list closes with the "Canadian Wild-Life Calendar for 1901." This is in every respect an original and exclusive publication, and is the finest art calendar ever put forth in this country. It contains six plates and a heavy etched cover, 14 by 21 inches, and each from original drawings by famous Canadian artists, executed specially for this work. The plates are printed in various colours, and each one is a work of art in itself. This calendar has a special merit which will commend itself to the lover of the artistic.

Book Notes.

"Eben Holden," by Irving Bacheller, is a book of sheer, honest merit, one of the best of the year. It has the spell which holds the reader fast, and its humor, character drawing, sympathetic touches in describing nature, and serene philosophy of life are destined to earn for it great popularity. The Canadian edition is issued by the Poole Publishing Company, Toronto. Paper, 75c.; cloth, $1.25.

“The Life of Henry George," by his son, Henry George, jr., has been published by the Poole Publishing Co., Toronto. With his unusual advantages, the biographer of the author of "Progress and Poverty " tells simply yet graphically the remarkable story of Henry George's life and early struggles and many later triumphs. It is a strong, dignified, impressive and authentic record of one of the most extraordinary men of this century, and will secure a favourable reception from his many admirers, as well as from students of political economy Alcott, has just issued a new book for girls, generally. It is a work that should be in

and the Camera," has proved the most
popular book of science recently issued.
It is vividly written, admirably illustrated
in colors and half-tones, and is altogether a
fascinating as well as a valuable work.

Miss Ethel Turner, who is recognized in
England as the successor of Louisa M.

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