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printed as separate stories in the Atlantic Monthly) cover a range of objects bounded only by the interests of an active child's mind. Experiences in school and in the fairyland of books, vacation escapades and rainy-day amusements follow each other in rapid succession, and are all suffused with the glow of youthful enthusiasm and freshened by the prairie breeze. It is impossible to give even a vague idea of the fascinations of" such a combination. The book must be read to be appreciated. W. S. RUSK,
A BEGINNER'S STAR-BOOK. By Kelvin McKready. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. $2.50 net.
Handsomely printed, splendidly illustrated with specially prepared plates and many useful charts, attractively and simply written, this volume should fulfil the hopes of the author in proving of service not only to the general reader but to classes in school or college, as a simple observation manual for supplementary use. From such authorities as Professor Max Wolf, director of the Königsstuhl Observatory, Heidelberg; M. Puiseux, of the Observatory of Paris; and Sir David Gill, the book has received the fullest endorsement both as regards its accuracy and its clearness of presentation. A pathetic interest attaches to this Beginner's Star-Book, for it marked the end of a useful and varied career. Kelvin McKready was the pen name of Edgar Gardner Murphy, a sketch of whom appeared in the October issue of the REVIEW.
PLANE SURVEYING. By W. G. Raymond. Cincinnati and New York: American Book Company.
Already well and favorably known to surveyors and engineers alike, this book by Dean Raymond, now appearing in a new edition completely revised and brought up to date, will be heartily welcomed. Part of the subject-matter is rearranged and presented in attractive form; as, for example, a new chapter entitled "Meridian, Latitude, and Time," and a new explanation of the collimation adjustment of the transit. The volume is issued in pocket-book size, bound in leather with flexible cover.
From the American Book Company have been received some new and helpful textbooks: A First Latin Reader, with Exercises, by H. C. Nutting, being a continuation of his excellent Primer, which has helped to make the study of Latin vital and interesting for beginners; Elementary German Composition, by Truscott and Smith; Alternate Exercises for Introductory French Prose Composition, by Victor E. François; Swift's Gulliver's Travels, edited by Charles Robert Gaston, and Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, edited by Grace L. Jones and Marguerite I. Arnold (both books being the latest issues of the Eclectic English Classics); Agricultural Education for Teachers, by Garland Armor Bricker, intended as "a hand-book for the teacher and a guide-book for the district and county superintendent"; Foundations of Chemistry, by Arthur A. Blanchard and Frank B. Wade; Terence's Andria, by Edgar H. Sturtevant.
The Merrymount Press, Boston, have just added two new volumes to their Humanists' Library: Pico della Mirandola's Platonick Discourse upon Love, edited by Edmund G. Gardner, and Giovanni della Casa's Galateo: A Treatise of the Manners and Behaviours, edited by Joel E. Spingarn. The purpose of the Humanists' Library, as the publishers inform us, is to "print in a form near akin to the great traditions of the printer's art in its earliest days, a series of books each one of which shall be characteristic of some aspect of the culture which flourished during the period of the Renaissance." The text of the Platonick Discourse is that of Thomas Stanley, a contemporary of Milton, and the rendering of the Galateo is that of Robert Peterson, an English barrister of the early part of the sixteenth century. Both are models of elegant English translations of their day. Stanley's translation of Pico's commentary, as the editor tells us, "has at least the merits of a noble English style and greater clarity than the original." Published in 1651 along with Stanley's Poems and re-issued in 1656 in the second volume of his History of Philosophy, this Platonick Discourse has not hitherto
been re-issued separately, and appears now for the first time in convenient and attractive form. Though the Discourse treated in poetic fashion a favorite theme of the Renaissance, love, and attempted, as did other similar works, to harmonize Platonism with Christianity, the book has less interest for the modern reader than the Galateo, "A Treatise of the Manners and Behaviours it behooveth a Man to use and eschewe, in his Familiar Conversation. A Worke very necessary and profitable for all Gentlemen, or Other." More than a mere formal code of etiquette, the Galateo "describes habits and impulses that for centuries have moved the souls of men, dictated their conduct, given them pleasure and pain, and that probably for centuries will continue to do so. Nothing that has so stirred men and women, however trifling it may seem, can fail to hold a little human interest for those who call themselves Humanists" (Introduction, p. xxvii). Both books are beautiful examples of modern artistic printing, and both are edited by men with a scholar's knowledge of their subjects and with the humanist's power of sympathetic interpretation.
Other books received for review, some of which will be given fuller notice in a subsequent issue, are: History of the University of North Carolina, Vol. II, by Kemp P. Battle (Edwards and Broughton Printing Company, Raleigh); Drift and Mastery, by Walter Lippmann, The Great War, by Frank H. Simonds (Mitchell Kennerley), the latter book written by the editor of the New York Evening Sun and presenting a remarkably clear and interesting account of the European War up to the fall of Antwerp; Builder and Blunderer, by George Saunders, written by the New York Times correspondent in Berlin and Paris and presenting a keen and frank analysis of the German Emperor; Swollen-Headed William (after the German), verses adapted by E. V. Lucas, drawings adapted by George Morrow (Dutton), "painful stories and funny pictures" in the style of the wellknown books published in Germany for children, representing the Emperor as the proverbial bad boy and mischief-maker; The Story of Beowulf, translated from Anglo-Saxon into modern English prose by Ernest J. B. Kirtlan (Crowell).
Contributors to the April Review
LOUIS WARDLAW MILES is an Assistant Professor in Princeton University.
CLARISSA RINAKER is a member of the department of English in the University of Illinois.
JOHN LAURENCE MCMASTER is an attorney-at-law in Washington, D. C.
HENRY A. BURD, formerly Professor of English in Hiram College, Ohio, is now Fellow in English in the University of Illinois.
O. L. HATCHER is a member of the department of English in Bryn Mawr College.
PHILIP ALEXANDER BRUCE is the author of numerous works on Virginia Colonial history and on Southern economic and social conditions since the close of the Civil War.
JOHN M. MCBRYDE, JR., editor of THE SEWANEE REVIEW, is Professor of English in the University of the South.
ALFRED H. UPHAM is head of the department of English in Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
LEWIS PARKE CHAMBERLAYNE is Professor of Ancient Languages in the University of South Carolina.
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