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Pretty Picture Songs

For Little Folks. All the music was composed by MR. G. ALFRED GRANT-SCHAEFER, and the pictures were drawn by MR. WALT M. DeKalb.

Heavy Paper, Illuminated Cover, 75c.

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Eleanor

By MRS. HUMPHRY WARD.

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The scenes of "Eleanor' are laid in mellow and beauti-
ful Italy. Its characters are English and American
people, and the two heroines are an English woman,
Eleanor, and Lucy, a New England girl.

Paper, 75c. Cloth, $1.50. 2 vol. Edition
Illustrated, net, $3.00.

History of the
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Second Edition,
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By BARLOW CUMBERLAND.

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WILLIAM BRIGGS, Publisher, 29-33 Richmond St. W., TORONTO

BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS

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THE WEDDING DAY, in literature and art.
By C. F.
Carter. Richly illustrated in half-tones. Cloth, $2.
BOYS' BOOK OF INVENTIONS, by Ray Stannard Baker.
Illustrated in half-tones. Cloth, $2.

BOYS' BOOK OF EXPLORATIONS, by Tudor Jenks. A
companion book to the Boys' Book of Inventions. Fully
illustrated. Cloth, $2.

BOB, the story of our mocking bird. By Sidney Lanier.
Illustrated in colors by A. R. Dugmore. $1.50.

FLAME, ELECTRICITY AND THE CAMERA, by Geo. Iles. With illustrations in color and half-tone. Cloth, $2 net.

THREE LITTLE MAIDS, by Ethel Turner. The most
delightful young people's book of the year. Cloth,
illustrated, $1.

THE PREPARATION OF RYERSON EMBURY, by A.
R. Carman. Third Canadian edition. Cloth, $1.25;
Paper, 75c.

RED ROCK, by Thomas Nelson Page. New edition.
Cloth, $1; Paper, 75c.

Canadian Wild Life Calendar for 1901.

The finest art calendar ever issued in Canada. Six plates and heavy etched cover, from original drawings by famous Canadian artists.

Size 14 x 21 inches. Printed in Colors.

Liberal Discounts to the Trade. Send for Circulars and Catalogues

PRICE, $1.00.

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GEORGE N. MORANG & CO., Limited, 90 Wellington St. W.,

W., TORONTO.

A Handsome Cover

Coloured Pictures

Three Christmas Stories

A Hundred Illustrations

These features will make The Canadian Magazine's Christ-
mas Number the best yet. Send for coloured hanger and advertising
matter. This number will sell on sight and the profit is adequate. Don't
imagine it is no good because it does not come from New York or
London.

The Canadian Bookseller

VOL. XIII.]

THE

AND LIBRARY JOURNAL.

TORONTO, DECEMBER, 1900.

exhausted, and many dealers are sorry they

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A MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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

ance.

SEASONABLE NOTES.

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 66 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.

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

name.

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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she has kept all the sparkle and pathos that constituted their real merit. I always welcome a new Broughton novel, and I trust the day is far away when that pleasure will be denied to me. "Foes in Law" is the title of Miss Broughton's new book, and I am waiting to read it with as much interest as we were all waiting a short time since to read election returns.

New Books.

W. J. GAGE & CO.'S LIST.

Mr. Zangwill's "Mantle of Elijah," which has caused so much discussion, is now published. The book has just been completed as a serial in "Harper's Magazine," but Mr. Zangwill has revised his work, and thus delayed the publication of the Canadian edition.

Those who read his "Master," "Dreamers of the Ghetto," etc., will recognize him as a writer of great force, and one whose books are easily distinguished from the great crowd. In his former works he treated of the Hebraic character, but in his "Mantle of Elijah" he has made a new departure, and presents English political and social life of the day so vividly that he has been accused of plagiarizing history in connection with the developments that caused the Transvaal war. History, however, may be said to have plagiarized Zangwill, for the novel was worked out two years before the Boer war.

The London "Athenæum," in a lengthy review of the book, says :-"His new book contains cleverness of a very varied kind. Traits of fine imagination, of high spiritual feeling, keen observation of the actual, and a singular sense of discrimination in character and dialogue jostle each other. He has a tcommand a fund of epigrammatic utterances, but, unlike the general run of such sayings, they are not mere interpolations put in for their own sake. They spring from the substance and sentiment of his

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Zangwill's Masterpiece

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This is but one of many complimentary reviews, and the press unites in proclaiming this as Mr. Zang will's most vigorous and powerful work. The narrative is rich in theatric climaxes, and will be staged later. Issued in a handsome cloth edition, with

(ILLUSTRATED.) Cloth, $1.50.

The most powerful and dramatic novel ever written by the author of "The Master." 27th 1,000.

many full-page illustrations by Louis Loeb, Stringtown on the Pike it makes an ideal holiday gift.

John Uri Lloyd may well be proud of his success, for he has won distinction not only as a chemist of world-wide fame, but his first venture in fiction, "Stringtown-onthe-Pike," has met with immediate and immense success. The book has been on the market a month, and is already in its 27th 1,000.

For an unknown novelist to achieve this phenomenal success his book must, indeed, be a great work, and of "Stringtown" this can certainly be said.

The plot of the story is laid in Kentucky, "Stringtown" being the modern Florence on the most famous pike in the Blue Grass Region. It is the author's birthplace, and he has brooded long and patiently over his characters that give so much of reality and life to the book. Although fiction, it is the fiction of fact, and so well has Mr. Lloyd wrought that one is convinced he has trans

ferred a picture of real life to his pages. The book is a strikingly original handling of a theme not often treated of in fiction. Mr. Lloyd has the rare accomplishment of creating character, and such characters as live in the memory, for they stand out clearly from his pages. The many illustrations, engraved from photographs taken by Mrs. Lloyd, enhance the value of this wonderful book.

Another book that is having a great demand is Max Pemberton's "Footsteps of a Throne." The "N. Y. Times' " Saturday Review announces that a special cable despatch states this is one of the most successful novels of the London season. The advance sales amounted to 10,000 copies. No one probably is better fitted to give us a romance of modern Russia, for Mr. Pemberton is thoroughly at home there. He sheds light on some peculiar Russian customs, and has woven a thrilling tale of ad

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