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Townsend Harris, First American Envoy in Japan.
With Portrait. Crown 8vo, $2.00.
The material of Dr. Griffis's book is of very high historic value, and is new to Ameri cans, Europeans, and Japanese. It consists largely of Mr. Harris's journal while Envoy to Japan, and fills the gap in Japanese books between Commodore Perry's work and the treaties made afterward by Japan with the United States and European nations. Mr. Harris's life in New York was exceedingly useful, and is admirably depicted.
Mr. Griffis is a well-known authority on Japan and founded on deception and trickery. – N. Y. Christian the Japanese, and has published some works of first Intelligencer. importance; but he has done nothing more valuable
It not only enters into and discusses matters polithan in bringing this journal of Townsend Harris
tical, but is an interesting account of the daily life of within reach of the English and American reader,
his housekeeping at Shimoda, his study who, if interested in the prosperity of his own country, of the natives, his slow steps of progress towards the must also be interested in Japan. – Boston Advertiser. treaty, his exile, for it was really such, with no word
Mr. Griffis has done his work with rare skill and in- from our government for months at a time, - all this telligence. He has allowed Mr. Harris to tell the story makes a story of exceeding interest aside from its hishimself, and only supplied what was necessary to the
torical value. The volume supplies an unfamiliar page understanding of the story, so graphically and inter- in history, which, especially in the works of the Engestingly told in Mr. Harris's own journal. . ; In this lish, has been neglected and almost forgotten. In these plain and modest narrative, the greatness of the man, days of the new Japan the story takes on added interthe providential ordering that just such an American
est. — Boston Commonwealth, should have been the first sent, and the beneficent con- To read it is to gain a fresh zest for Japanese affairs, sequences flowing from his personality and work, are and to become informed concerning the important conspicuous. We see the value of truth and honesty, events during a long chapter of Japanese history hereof firm adherence to duty and principle, in winning tofore lacking. Dr. Griffis puts the scholarly world the confidence and overcoming the prejudices of a peo- under a debt of gratitude for his painstaking and happle suspicious of foreigners, and whose diplomacy was pily consummated labors. – New York Observer. Brave Little Holland, and What She Taught Us. In Riverside Library for Young People. 16mo, 75 cents.
. Illustrated Edition, 16mo, gilt top, $1.25. A bright, vivacious little volume, abounding in in- | graphic, interesting narrative; he has given a wellformation, and of alluring interest. It combines the proportioned picture of the rise, development, and inaccuracy of the scholar with the narrative skill of the Huence of the Dutch nation. – Christian Register journalist. . . Dr. Griffis has not only written a i (Boston). Japan: in History, Folk-Lore, and Art.
In Riverside Library for Young People. 16mo, 75 cents. In writing of the history, folk-lore, and art of Japan, subjects were exceptionally good, for he was upon the Dr. Griffis has found occasion to discuss quite fully ground before old Japan had retired from the stage, the history of both the people and the government. and he saw much of the struggle between the old order His opportunities for gaining a knowledge of these of things and the new. - Boston Transcript. The Lily among Thorns.
A Study of the Biblical Drama entitled The Song of Songs. 16mo, $1.25;
white cloth, gilt top, $1.50. While maintaining its inspiration, Dr. Griffis de amy. . . . Dr. Griffis is scholarly, ingenious, poetic, clares the Song of Solomon to be the most perfect original, and fresh in presenting his view, which, he poem in any language, -- a stainlessly chaste love- affirms, has been very helpful to his own soul. - New poem, the epic of a woman's purity, a satire on polyg i York Evangelist. Matthew Calbraith Perry.
A Typical American Naval Officer. With Portrait and Illustrations. Crown
Svo, gilt top, $2.00. The biographer's experience of Japan has peculiarly Dr. Griffis's treatment of his subject is in excellent fitted him for the task, and his investigations have taste, and he imbues his readers with his own enthubeen most faithful. The Critic (New York).
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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS : And How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery. With many
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