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MESSRS. METHUEN'S

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Poetry

Rudyard Kipling. BALLADS. By RUDYARD KIPLING.

Crown 8vo. Buckram. 6s. The announcement of a new volume of poetry from Mr. Kipling will excite wide

interest. The exceptional success of 'Barrack-Room Ballads,' with which this volume will be uniform, justifies the hope that the new book too will obtain a

wide popularity. W. E. Henley ENGLISH LYRICS. Selected and Edited by

W. E. HENLEY. Crown 8vo. Buckram. 6s.

Also 30 copies on hand-made paper Demy 8vo. £1, Is.

Also 15 copies on Japanese paper. Demy 8vo. £2, 25. Few announcements will be more welcome to lovers of English verse than the one

that Mr. Henley is bringing together into one book the finest lyrics in our language. Robust and original the book will certainly be, and it will be produced with the same care that made 'Lyra Heroica' delightful to the hand and

eye, "Q" THE GOLDEN POMP: A Procession of English Lyrics

from Surrey to Shirley, arranged by A. T. QUILLER COUCH. Crown 8vo. Buckram. 6s.

Also 30 copies on hand-made paper. Demy 8vo. £1, Is.

Also 15 copies on Japanese paper. Demy Svo. £2, 25. Mr. Quiller Couch's taste and sympathy mark him out as a born anthologist, and

out of the wealth of Elizabethan poetry he has made a book of great attraction. H. C. Beeching. LYRA SACRA: An Anthology of Sacred Verse.

Edited by H. C. BEECHING, M. A. Crown 8vo. Buckram. 6s. This book will appeal to a wide public. Few languages are richer in serious verse

than the English, and the Editor has had some difficulty in confining his material within his limits.

W B. Yeats. A BOOK OF IRISH VERSE. Edited by W. B.

YEATS. Crown 8vo. 35. 6d. An anthology of Irish poetry selected by an editor whose own verse has won a con.

siderable reputation.

Fiction Messrs. Methuen call attention to the fact that the following novels are issued for the first time in one volume instead of in the old two and three volume form.

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Gilbert Parker. THE TRAIL OF THE SWORD. By

GILBERT PARKER, Author of 'Pierre and his People,' etc. Crown

8vo. 6s. A historical romance dealing with the stirring period in the history of Canada in

which France and England were contending for its possession. Anthony Hope. A MAN OF MARK. By ANTHONY HOPE,

Author of “The Prisoner of Zenda,' 'The God in the Car,' etc.

Crown 8vo. 6s. This is a re-issue of Anthony Hope's first novel. It has been out of print for some

years, and in view of the great popularity of the author, it has been reprinted. It is a story of political adventure in South America, and is rather in the style of

"The Prisoner of Zenda.' Mrs. Clifford. A FLASH OF SUMMER. By MRS. W. K.

CLIFFORD, Author of 'Aunt Anne,' etc. Crown 8vo. 6s. This is the first long story which Mrs. Clifford has written since the remarkably

successful 'Aunt Anne.' M. M. Dowie. GALLIA. By MENE MURIEL DOWIE. Author

of ' A Girl in the Carpathians.' Crown 8vo. 6s. This is a story of modern society by the author of 'A Girl in the Carpathians,' which

was probably one of the most popular books of travel ever published. Mrs. Oliphant. SIR ROBERT'S FORTUNE. By MRS.

OLIPHANT. Crown 8vo. 6s. Mrs. Pinsent. CHILDREN OF THIS WORLD. By ELLEN

F. PINSENT, Author of 'Jenny's Case.' Crown 8vo. 6s. A story of modern life and thought, being a study of two opposite types—the

Christian and the Agnostic. Mrs. Pinsent's first book was very successful, and the leading critics spoke of it as a remarkable and powerful story, and as one which

made them look forward with keen interest to the author's next book. W. E. Norris. THE DESPOTIC LADY AND OTHERS.

By W. E. NORRIS, Author of 'The Rogue,' etc. Crown 8vo. 6s. E. F. Benson. LADY MASSINGTON'S RESURRECTION,

AND OTHER STORIES. By E. F. Benson, Author of Dodo.'
Crown 8vo. 6s.

Julian Corbett. A BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. By

Jol!CORBETT, Axbox of "For God and Gold,' 'Cophetua

XIII-,' etc. Cores 3ca. 6s. This is a biserici race of the time of the Frach Revolution by a writer whose

pret us sro are seen as praised for betro mactic beauty and profound cerest and serious strengta of style. Many critics noticed their wholesome

freshness and mai reproduction of the past Gilbert Parker. AX ADVENTURER OF THE NORTH.

By GILBERT PARKEŽ, Author of Pierre and his people,' 'The

Transition of a Sarage,' etc. Crown 8vo. 6s. This book consists of more ta’es of the Far North, and coatains the last adventures of Precky Pierre Mr. Parter's Erst voiaze of Canadian stories was published

about to years ago, and was received with ananimous praise. Philipps-Woolley. THE QUEENSBERRY CUP. A Tale of

Adventure. By CLIVE PHILIPPS WOOLLEY, Author of 'Snap,' Part

Author of 'Big Game Shooting.' Illustrated. Crown 8vo. 6s. This is a story of amateur pugilism and chivalrous adventure, written by an author

whose books on sport are well known. Miss Benson. SUBJECT TO VANITY. By MARGARET

Benson. With numerous Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 35. 6d. A volume of bumorous and sympathetic sketches of animal life and home pets.

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NEW EDITIONS Anthony Hope. THE GOD IN THE CAR. By ANTHONY

HOPE, Author of 'A Change of Air,' etc. Sixth Edition. Crown

Svo, 6s. 'This is, indeed, a very remarkable book, deserving of critical analysis impossible

within our limits; brilliant, but not superficial; well considered, but not elaborated; constructed with the proverbial art that conceals, but yet allows itself to be enjoyed by readers to whom fine literary method is a keen pleasure ; true without cynicism, subtle without affectation, humorous without strain, witty without

offence, inevitably sad, with an unmorose simplicity.'—World. 'Immeasurably better than anything Mr. Hope has done before. A novel eminently

worth reading, full of brilliance, fire, and daring.'- Manchester Guardian. “Ruston is drawn with extraordinary skill, and Maggie Dennison with many subtle

strokes. The minor characters are clear cut. In short the book is a brilliant one. "The God in the Car” is one of the most remarkable works in a year that has

given us the handiwork of nearly all our best living novelists.'-Standard. Baring Gould. KITTY ALONE. By S. BARING GOULD,

Author of 'Mehalah,' 'Cheap Jack Zita,' etc. Second Edition.

Crown 8vo. 6s. 'If any one wants—and in days when so much fiction is morbid and depressing it is

to the credit of human nature to believe that many persons must want-a book brisk, clever, keen, healthy, humorous, and interesting, he can scarcely do better than order “ Kitty Alone."--National Observer.

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Norris. MATTHEW AUSTIN. By W. E. NORRIS, Author of

Mdle. de Mersac,' etc. Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s. 'It would be a strangely unsympathetic and cynical person who could read the life

story of Matthew Austin, the singularly unselfish and gentle-natured country doctor, without affectionate sympathy, “Matthew Austin

may safely be pronounced one of the most intellectually satisfactory and morally bracing novels

of the current year.'-Daily Telegraph. Mrs. Watson. THIS MAN'S DOMINION. By the Author

of ' A High Little World.' Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 35. 6d. "It is not a book to be read and forgotten on a railway journey, but it is rather a

study of the perplexing problems of life, to which the reflecting mind will frequently return, even though the reader does not accept the solutions which the author suggests. In these days, when the output of merely amusing novels is so overpowering, this is no slight praise. There is an underlying depth in the story which reminds one, in a lesser degree, of the profundity of George Eliot, and

This Man's Dominion” is by no means a novel to be thrust aside as exhausted at

one perusal.'— Dundee Advertiser. Richard Pryce. WINIFRED MOUNT. By RICHARD PRYCE.

Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 35. 6d. The 'Sussex Daily News' called this book 'a delightful story,' and said that the

writing was 'uniformly bright and graceful.' The Daily Telegraph' said that the author was a 'deft and elegant story-teller,' and that the book was an extremely clever story, utterly untainted by pessimism or vulgarity.'

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History

Gibbon. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN

EMPIRE. By EDWARD GIBBON. A New Edition, edited with
Notes and pendices and Maps by J. B. BU M.A., Fellow of

Trinity College, Dublin. In Seven Volumes. Crown 8vo.
The time seems to have arrived for a new edition of Gibbon's great work-furnished

with such notes and appendices as may bring it up to the standard of recent historical research. Edited by a scholar who has made this period his special study, and issued in a convenient form and at a moderate price, this edition should filí an obvious void.

Horsburgh. THE CAMPAIGN OF WATERLOO. By E. L. S. HORSBURGH, M. A. With Plans.

Crown 8vo. 55. This is a full account of the final struggle of Napoleon, and contains a careful study

from a strategical point of view of the movements of the French and allied armies. George. BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORY. By H. B.

GEORGE, M.A., Fellow of New College, Oxford. With numerous

Plans. Crown 8vo. 6s. This book, by a well-known authority on military history, will be an important

contribution to the literature of the subject. All the great battles of English history are fully described, and connecting chapters carefully treat of the changes wrought by new discoveries and developments.

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