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ROUND THE HOME OF A YORKSHIRE PARSON.
By the Rev. A. N. COOPER, M.A., Vicar of Filey, Yorks. Stories of Yorkshire Life. New Edition. With 8 full-page Photo-Illustrations. 320 pages, Cr. 8vo, sewn in attractive cover. 1/- net.
This interesting volume will be found particularly suitable for holiday reading, and should commend itself to all lovers of East Yorkshire. A vein of humour runs through all the stories, making them fascinating and amusing.
The British Weekly.-" Round the Home of a Yorkshire Parson" is really a fine, manly book, frank, cheerful, and by no means without literary power. Yorkshire people and the multitudes who love Yorkshire, with good reason, will like it, and they will have no hesitation in pronouncing the author emphatically a good fellow."
ACROSS THE BROAD ACRES.
By the Rev. A. N. COOPER, M.A., Vicar of Filey, Yorks.
328 pages, Crown 8vo, tastefully bound in Art Vellum Boards, 3/6 net.
In his Preface the Author says:-The Broad Acres of Yorkshire have been productive of many useful men, strenuous men, and men of shrewd, sound common sense. This will account for the practical, but I trust none the less interesting nature of much that is contained in this book. My life has been mainly passed between the Waves and the Wolds, and it is best for all, except those who possess the gift of imagination, to write about what they know.
The Scotsman.-" Highly entertaining and pleasantly blended with learning and culture. Altogether a delightful book."
ANDREW MARVEL AND HIS FRIENDS.
By MARIE HALL.
A Story of the Siege of Hull.
Ninth Edition, containing 485 pages, Crown 8vo, in a characteristic binding, specially designed by J. Walter West, 3/6.
From no book hitherto written can the reader gather a more vivid or accurate conception of events which characterised the two Sieges of Hul i than he will derive from this volume. Not less striking and faithful are the Author's pictures of the English Court as it existed both during the Protectorate and the reign of Charles the Second. It is hitherto the only piece of historical fiction, the chief scenes of which lie in Kingston-uponHull. Hull, indeed, with its stirring history and its wealth of ancient tradition, its unbroken line of princely merchants, stretching from the time of the De la Poles, to that of Lister and Raikes and Thornton and Wilberforce, afforded a new quarry upon which Mrs. Hall seized, and she has told her story well.
The Daily Telegraph.—“ At a time when so much trash is poured out upon the public, a volume of pure and sweet sentiment like this should be heartily welcomed."
HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH HUNTED.
A charming story written in the East Yorkshire Dialect.
2nd Edition, 92 pages, sewn in an artistic cover, specially designed by J. Walter West. 1/- net.
A Press Opinion." This amusing little brochure will be relished by north-country sportsmen, especially the members of the Holderness Hunt, as it abounds in topical allusions and describes favourite coverts. It is very quaintly bound, and got up in taking style, and the author fully enters into the fun of the foxes' council."
A REEL OF No. 8 AND SUDDABY FEWSTER.
By FLIT AND KO.
Two Holderness Tales. Illustrated by J. Walter West and others.
A HOLDERNESS HARVEST.
THE RED, RED WINE.
An East Yorkshire Dialect Story.
150 pages, 4 full-page illustrations from Author's own sketches, sewn in an artistic cover. 1/3 net.
A Press Opinion." The author has taken a typical farmer, his wife, and his household for her subject; it is a character study, richly redolent of the soil. All that is quaint and individual in the life of Farmer Reynard is brought out with light, yet graphic touches; while the sketches of the children, Billy and Sammy, have the note of reality they are living little transcripts from nature. In the background of the homely picture we get strong and vivid glimpses of Holderness scenery, with suggestions of poetic feeling, indicating a reverend regard for Nature's varied and bountiful effects.
By the late Rev. J. JACKSON WRAY.
310 pages, large Crown 8vo, bound in cloth boards, 3/6
The scene of this powerful story is laid in East Yorkshire, the native district of the author, which he knew and loved so well. It is a story with a purpose-to advocate the claims of total abstinence. A pathetic interest attaches to the volume, it being the last legacy of the author. The illustrations are by K. M. Skeaping, and the frontispiece from a photograph taken shortly before Mr. Wray's death.
Joyful News." Told in the lamented author's most graphic style. We have never read anything so powerful since Danesbury House.' is worthy a place in every Sunday School and village library.”
The Temperance Record." The story is one of remarkable power." The Temperance Chronicle.-" An excellent and interesting story." MEL. B. SPURR: HIS LIFE, WORK, WRITINGS AND RECITATIONS. By HARRY A. SPURR.
249 pages, Crown 8vo, with upwards of thirty Photo-Illustrations of the entertainer at various ages and in various characters; bound in a strong cloth cover, specially designed by John Hassall. 2/6 net.
The volume contains a concise and anecdotic memoir of "Mel.", as his friends called him, together with a section, chiefly autobiographical, relative to the entertainer's work and methods; a selection of Spurr's humorous verse, now out of print; and lastly, a number of his most successful recitations, in prose and poetry, not otherwise obtainable.
Pall Mall Gazette.- A memoir, full of anecdotes, portraits, and characteristic recollections of a man who did as much while he lived to amuse his fellowmen as any entertainer of his day."
OLD WHALING DAYS.
By CAPTAIN WILLIAM BARRON.
Stories of Personal Adventures in the Arctic Regions.
An interesting volume of experiences about which there is a great fascination. For seventeen years the Author saw neither ripening corn no? growing flowers, blossom nor fruit on the trees, whilst his constant surroundings were ice, snow, fogs, or the boundless expanse of ocean. The volume has a charm for all readers--old or young, for these adventures, so graphically described, in far off lands are all true.
MODERN MERRY MEN: Authors in the Lighter Vein.
By WILLIAM ANDREWS.
328 pages, demy 8vo, tastefully bound in cloth boards, 5/
The aim of this work is to bring together some of the best examples of wit and humour of the Victorian Age. Mr. Andrews has made the contents more generally entertaining by the introduction of short biographical notices, written in an attractive style.
TOPSY, AND OTHER STORIES IN PROSE AND RHYME.
With Original Illustrations by the Author, MARY WHITEING. 108 pages, F'cap. 4to, charmingly bound in White Cloth, lettered in gold with coloured design on side, and gilt edges. 2/- net.
A volume of writings and sketches, done by a little girl between th ages of nine and thirteen, and published at the request of many of her friends who have been wishful to obtain specimens of her work in a permanent form. In memory of Mary's active and devoted work on beha of Dr. Barnardo's Homes, all the profits arising from the sale of this book will be presented to that Institution.
BRAZZOCK; or SKETCHES OF SOME HUMOUROUS CHARACTERS
OF A HOLDERNESS PARISH.
By the Rev. WILLIAM SMITH, Rector. 235 pages, Crown 8vo, illustrated, bound in Art Vellum and lettered in White Foil. 3/6 net.
Brazzock is the local name for the charlock or wild mustard, which grows so freely in Holderness as to form the basis of a proverb, “ Brazzock year Tonnup year." It may be taken as a plant characteristic of the district, and as such, fairly describes the men and women of these pages, for they certainly are indigenous to the soil.
NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE.
THE BIRDS OF BEMPTON CLIFFS.
By E. W. WADE, M.B.O.U. With 18 Illustrations from Photographs taken by the Author. New and Enlarged Edition now ready. 1/- net.
A concise and most interesting History of the Birds of the famous. Bempton Cliffs, better known to the outside world as the Flamborough Cliffs, written in a masterly fashion by one who has had a long experience of the subject. The scenery of the district is first dealt with, then follows a description of the different species of Wild Birds that frequent the Chalk Cliffs, and full details respecting the habits of the Guillemot the Bird c Bempton. The Author, being an expert climber, is enabled to present most of the facts in his pamphlet first hand.
A MONTHLY ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY.
Editors T. SHEPPARD, F.G.S., F.S.A. (Scot.), and Dr. T. W. WOODHEAD, F.L.S., with the assistance as Referees in Special Departments of J. Gilbert Baker, F.R.S., F.L.S., Prof. P. F. Kendall, M.Sc., F.G.S., Riley Fortune, F.Z.S., T. H. Nelson, M.B.O.U., Geo. T. Porritt, F.L.S., F.E.S., John W. Taylor, William West, F.L.S.
Annual Subscription 6/6 net post free.
The Naturalist is the oldest Scientific Periodical in the British Isles, dating back to 1833. It has thus existed for well upwards of seventy years a fact that speaks convincingly of the continued interest and practical utility which have invariably characterised its pages.
The Naturalist to-day numbers amongst its contributors many leading scientific writers, whose original contributions record the latest results of their work. The Magazine is specially devoted to papers and notes bearing upon Natural History, Geology, and Prehistoric Archæology. Every effort is also made to ensure the journal being of the greatest value to Field Naturalists, no matter in which branch of Natural History they may be interested. High-class Plates and numerous Illustrations in the text are special features of the magazine.
Bound volumes of The Naturalist for 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909 can be had, tastefully bound in blue cloth boards, 7/- each net. They form handsome, well illustrated and most acceptable presents to all interested in out-door life.
GEOLOGICAL RAMBLES IN EAST YORKSHIRE.
By THOMAS SHEPPARD, F.G.S.
247 pages, Demy 8vo, suitably bound in cloth, 7/6
With over 50 illustrations from photographs, etc., by Godfrey Bingley and others, and a geological map of the district.
CONTENTS.-Introduction-Spurn and Kilnsea--Kilnsea to WithernseaWithernsea to Hornsea-Hornsea to Bridlington-Bridlington to Dane's Dyke The Drifts of Flamborough Head-South Sea Landing to Speeton-Speeton and Bempton-The Speeton Clay and Filey Bay-Filey Brig-Filey Brig to Gristhorpe-Gristhorpe to Scarborough Scarborough-Scarborough to Robin Hood's Bay-Robin Hood's Bay-Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby (the Yorkshire Lias)--Whitby to Redcar-The Humber-Hull to Hessle-HessleHessle to Brough-The Oolites of Brough and South Cave-The Yorkshire Wolds-Holderness-Index.
A Press Opinion.—“ That East Yorkshire is, for various reasons, a rich field for the study of geology, scientists have long been aware, and the exhaustive and instructive work of Mr. Sheppard, illustrated by photographs, will be welcomed as embodying, in a convenient and accessible form, much authentic knowledge of the district. The publishers have done their part of the work well."
THE MAKING OF EAST YORKSHIRE: A chapter in Local Geography. By THOMAS SHEPPARD, F.G.S., F.S.A. (Scot.). Containing 29 pages, Demy 8vo, illustrated with 4 full-page plates on best paper, and strongly bound in stout covers, 1/- net.
Nature Notes:-"It is certainly a good notion that Teachers should be given a simple elementary exposition of the geological structure and history of their district, illustrated with views, which they can cut out and pin up on the blackboard. Mr. Sheppard is fully competent to provide such a résumé of the geology of East Yorkshire."
THE BIRDS OF YORKSHIRE.
By T. H. NELSON, M.B.O.U.
With the co-operation of W. EAGLE CLARKE, F.R.S.E., F.L.S., and F. BOYES. There has scarcely been a Yorkshire Naturalist living within the past thirtyfive years who has not contributed manuscript notes or lists to the store available
Small Paper Edition. Demy 8vo, containing 901 pages of letterpress and upwards of 200 illustrations beautifully printed in double tone ink on best Art Paper, from photos by R. Fortune, F.Z.S., and other well-known naturalist photographers, also three three-colour plates and specially designed title pages in colours. Strongly bound in a fast coloured cloth binding. 25/- net.
Large Paper Edition (only 250 copies printed)-Demy 4to, specially prepared with wide margins for additional records, notes, etc. 42/- net.
The famous Naturalist Lecturer, Mr. R. Kearton, F.Z.S., in his review of this work for the Daily Chronicle, writes :-" In his preface the author says that this work is based upon an unrivalled and exceptionally complete mass of material, that it is comprehensive in scope, and that the account of each species dealt with in its pages includes particulars of faunistic position, distribution, migration, nidification, folk-lore, varieties, and vernacular names. This bold claim is thoroughly justified. Having been born and brought up amongst the birds in one of the wildest parts of the 'County of Broad Acres,' I found myself more or less qualified to test the accuracy of the author's statement when his two handsome volumes came into my possession, and I am bound to confess that he does not in the least overstate the claims of the work. I have again and again put its accuracy and fulness to the severest of tests, and in each instance it has come out triumphant. Mr. Nelson and his literary and pictorial helpers have placed all British ornithologists under a deep debt of gratitude by the production of one of the best and completest county histories of birds ever published." A detailed prospectus will be posted free to any address on application.
THE FLORA OF THE EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, including a
253 pages, Demy 8vo, bound in cloth boards, 7/6.
A special Interleaved Edition has also been prepared for notes, 10/6 net.
This concise and comprehensive volume on the Flora of East Yorkshire has been compiled by an ardent botanist-schoolmaster, who has scientifically studied the district for nearly twenty years, and whose knowledge of the subject is highly authoritative. The connection between the plants and the soil upon which they grow being so close, the author gives a valuable chapter on the Geological and Geographical features of East Yorkshire; also a chapter on the climatic conditions as they affect the plants; and a useful Topographical Summary showing the botanical places of interest and the nature of the ground.
Knowledge:-". Among the many local floras published of late years, the present book will take a high place."
THE SHAPING OF LINDSEY BY THE TRENT.
By F. M. BURTON, F.G.S., F.L.S. and 8 full-page illustrations on art paper.
Contains 72 pages, Crown 8vo,
A short, explicit work, of value to geologists and all interested in the formation of the Lincolnshire landscape.