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BAYARD TAYLOR'S CYCLOPEDIA OF MODERN TRAVEL.

A Record of Adventure, Exploration and Discovery for the past fifty years. Comprising Narra.

tives of the most distinguished Travelers since the beginning of this Century. Prepared and arranged by Bayard Taylor. 1 volume, royal 8vo. 1034 pp. Embellished with fine portraits on steel by Buttre, and illustrated by over sirty wood engravings by Orr, and thirteen authentic Maps by Schonberg. Sold by canvassing agents only.

A magnificent octavo volume, which, for general interest and value, is worthy of the dis. tinguished compiler, and equally worthy of universal patronage. The volume really contains the value of a whole library, reliable as a book of reference, and as interesting as a book of romance.-Springfield (Mass.) Republican.

The popular lectures and writings of Bayard Taylor, have awakened in the United States a thirst for information respecting foreign countries and nations. A striking proof of this is given in the fact that a publishing house in Cincinnati have issued, under the auspices of Bayard Taylor, a volume of nearly one thousand pp., devoted exclusively to records of travel. These Reports are perfectly reliable; the matters of fact of each explorer, often in his own language, are condensed into a consecutive narrative, by the most competent living author in the same department.-- New York Independent.

The reading public owes to Bayard Taylor many a debt for rare and valuable instruction most agreeably conveyed; but we doubt if he ever performed a more useful service than in compiling this massive, varied and most valuablo volume. The entire circle of books of which he has given the spirit and juice, would form a library; and many of them are now almost inaccessible. Mr. Taylor's part has been conscientiously done. It is not merely a work of selection and groupings; much of it is his own statement of the results more voluminously given, and written in a clear and elegant style. We can not but regard it as a very useful as well as eniertaining work, well adapted to communicate accurate and com. prehensive views of the world, and supplying for families an almost inexhaustible fund of pleasant reading. -- New York Ecangelist.

No writer of the present age cau be found so admirably qualified for such an undertak. ing.-Louisville Journal. Such is the full title-page of a magnificent octavo volume of 1034 pages, just issued.

We said “a magnificent octavo. It is so whether we consider its contents, or the superb style in which the publishers have gotten it up. It is just the book for the family library; all classes will be interested in its perusal.--Ladies' Repository.

The conception of this work is admirable; and its execution is what might be expected from one of the inost accomplished and intelligent travelers of the nge, It is remarkable for its compactness, condensation and symmetry; and whoever will take the time to read it through, will possess himself of an amount of information, in respect to the physical, intel. lectual, ai moral conditition of almost every portion of the globe, which be can scarcely expect to find elsewhere. The work is illustrated with a large number of maps and engrav. inge, which are executed with great skill and care, and add much to the interest of the narratives to which they are prefixed.-- Puritan Recorder.

Mr. Bayard Taylor is the very Ulysses of modern tourists, and Emperor Adrian of living ramblers-and so is qualified to edit, or compile, from the works of other travelers. It is but the merest justice to say, that Mr. Taylor has done all that even an uneasily' satis: fied reader could expect, to produce a capital book.-- Boston Chroniole.

Apart from the confidence inspired by the name of the writer, it needs but a brief explanation of its contents to show that it forms a highly important addition to the family library. Its pages are crowded with interesting information.- New York Tribune.

From Professor C. C. Felton, of Harrari University. A scholar, traveler and writer, having a reputation so deservedly high in this three-fold relation as Bayard Taylor, may be presumed to give his name only to works worthy of it. The present volume I have examined carefully, and have read a considerable part of it; and I have found it prepared and arranged with excellent judgment, and filled with matter of the highest interest and value. Both the plan and execution are, in my judgment, marked by ability, extensive knowledge, good taste, and good sense.

From Olirer Wendell Holmes, M. D., Author of the Autocral of the Breakfast Table," etc.

Mr. Bayard Taylor has done the reading public a great favor in bringing together the most essential and interesting portions of so many parratives within a very moderate compass, and in such form as to be accessible to multitudes whose libraries must take little rovin and cost bat moderate expenditure. It is safe to say that no man's selection would be accepted so unhesitatingly in America as those of our own favorite travel story-teller. From Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, of Boston, formerly Speaker House of Representatives, U. S.

I have examined it with great interest. It contains a large amount of entertaining and instructive matter, very conveniently and carefully arranged; and I shall value it as a work both for present reading and future reference.

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THE SCIENCE OF

OF EDUCATION;

AND ART OF TEACHING. Ix Two PARTS. BY JOHN OGDEN, A. M.

One Volume, 12mo., 480 pp. Price, $1 25. It is proper to say that Mr. Ogden has, for many years, been engaged almost exclusively with Teachers and in Normal Schools.

NOTICES. From the R Wm. Russell, State Educational Lecturer, Massachusetts. The truly philosophical and thoroughly practical methods of early culture, suggested to the primary teacher, if faithfully acted on, would make our elementary schools scenes of tbe most attractive and delightful, as well as instructive, occupation for childhood.

From Wm. F. Phelps, A. M., Principal of the New Jersey Slate Normal Schools. My Dear Sir: Allow me to say that, in my humble judgment, you have struck the right vein, both in the conception and execution of your ideas regarding the Philosophy of Teaching. You afford a splendid contribution to our limited means for the training of Teachers. A good scholar merely has fulfilled only one of the conditions essential to a good educator. What we most need is a clear elucidation and a scientific classification of the principles of education, so that they may be mastered and applied to the rearing and training of rational and immortal beings. I need not assure you that this task you have, according to my notions, most happily executed. The application of diagrams to the work seems to me to be a happy tbought, addressing the subject to that most perfect of all senses, the sense of sight.

From Cyrus Knowlton, Esq., Principal of Hughes High School, Cincinnati. It is by far the best work of the kind with which I am acquainted.

From A. J. Rickoj, late Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. MESSRA. MOORE, WILSTACH & BALDWIN : I have given attention to every work announced in England or this country, treating upon this subject; and I may say, without hesitation, that Mr. Ogden's treatise is, in its conception and arrangement, the most scientific among them all. It can not be read by the teacher without great practical advantage; it will prepare him for the business of the schoolroom; it will give new direction to his speculations; it will, I believe, greatly assist to establish the business of teaching as a profession.

Schoolmasters owe it to themselves and their profession, to give this book a circulation never yet reached by any of a similar character. ' Its use should not be confined to teachers alove. It should find a place in the library of every family, as the most valuable contriba. tion yet made in our language for the advancement of education.

OGDEN ON EDUCATION, Is a very full and systematic work on the general subject of education, full of snggestive thoughts, tersely expressed. They deserve and demand proper consideration, seasoned by that confidence in their author which his evident carefulness and experience beget.-Rhode Island Schoolmaster.

Is just the hand-book for teachers who intend to be thorough and foremost in their profession. Intelligent parents would find it an interesting and valuable aid in the hours when they "ponder in their hearts" how to bring up children.-- Toronto (C. W.) Colonist.

A very elaborate, philosophical, and thorough work on a great subject, too much over. looked by thinking men. Must be immensely valuable to every parent and teacher.N. Y. Obserrer.

Contains, in a single volume, a great deal of valuable material. The whole subject of human culture is laid before the reader, and treated in simple, yet comprehensive langunge.

Parents and teachers should be induced to study this excellent work.- Alassachu. setts Teacher.

Has many features, both novel and ingenious, which entitle it to consideration as an criginal work.-- New York Century:

Epters very fully and closely into the philosophy of teaching.–Philadelphia Press.

Is a sound, judicious and original work. It does not deal in commonly-received notions, but really enters into the profound themes, upon which it treats with great strength of thought, keepness of perception, and practical skill.--Zion's Herald, Boston.

It is the only work extant that can pretend to a full and complete system of instruction, Much has previously been written on the subject that is valuable, which has failed, however, in a great measure, to become available, because of the absence of system, and a failure even to recognize a systematic arrangement as a desideratum. Mr. Ogden approximates moro vearly a scientific treatment of his subject than any author wo bave mel.-Iowa (retructor and School Journal.

RUFUS CHOATE'S FAVORITE AUTHOR ON RHETORIC.

A SUCCESSFUL NEW SCHOOL BOOK.

RHETORICAL PRAXIS:

The principles of Rhetoric Exemplified and Applied in Copious Exercises for Systematic

Practice, chiefly in the Development of Thought.

BY HENRY N. DAY, A. M., Author of "The Art of Elocution," and of “ Elements of the Art of Rhetoric." One rol

ume, 12mo., 309 pages. Price, 75 cents.

From the Superintendent of Circlerille (O.) Public Schools. I have examined it carefully, and with much satisfaction. I believe it is a most excellent work, and needs only to be known to secure for it an introduction into all our High Schools. We have adopted it as a text-book. Respectfully yours,

Joux LYNCH. From the New York Independent. The design of this work is to train the pupil in the principles of Rhetoric as applied to the unfolding of thought; so that Rhetoric, instead of an artificial code of rules, is a philo. sophical outgrowth of ideas and the principles of language. The plan is excellent, and the various exercises are prepared with judgment and skill. The pupil is tanght to analyze his ideas; to get at the theme or proposition to be stated; and then to frame this in appro. priate words. Prof. Day brings to his task philosophical judgment, refined taste and prac. tical experience. His work should become a text-book in all schools, in lieu of the cus. tomary exercises in composition.

From the New Englander, Norember, 1860. Rhetorical Praxis.- Books of Rhetorical Praxis are usually the dullest and most unprofit. able of all text-books. The ingenious author of this volume has certainly proposed to him. self the true ideal to be accomplished in teaching Rhetoric; for he would teach his pupil to write by teaching him to think. We believe this book to be superior to any other of the kind, and to have the highest claim upon practical teachers for a trial, for its ihoroughness, its comprehensiveness, as well as for the great ingenuity and skill with which it has been prepared. We recommend it most cordially to teachers.

From the Educational Repository and Family Monthly, Atlanta, Georgia. It is a thoroughly practical treatise for developing the art of discourse upon a true idea. Almost all systems of Rhetoric which are in common use in the English language, proceed upon the idea that style is every thing, and pay but little attention to the thought itself. This work just reverses these plans, goes back to the systems of the Greek fathers in Rhet. oric, and finds the true doctrine in the fact so well stated by Daniel Webster, that "all true power in writing is in the idea, not in the style," and that the first of all requisites, as Sir Walter Scott observes, is in “having something to say:” The “ Development of the Thoughtis the basis ; and when the thought stands out in all its well-built proportions, the drapery of:style is thrown around it. We haven't space to give as thorough a notice of this work as we feel inclined to do. No better book can be placed in the hands of young students in our male colleges. It should be closely studied by every Freshman class in every college, and in all the high schools in this country. If a teacher can not succeed in teaching the art of composition with this work, he need try po other. More than five hundred themes are given in the latter part, adapted to all grades and classes. We sincerely wish we could have had this book years ago.

From the New York Observer, November, 1860. This work is truly scientific and practical. It seizes the old idea of invention, unfolded by both Aristotle and Cicero, and develops it in the light of modern metaphysics, and thus illuminates it and adapts it to the present analysis of the mental powers. It is, to all intents and purposes, the art of thinking, rather than of writing. It makes thought the pedestal• style tho shaft; ideas the soul, and body, too, of composition; style the mere habilimentsthe having something to say—the motive power--the manner of saying it--ihe mere machinery, in one case characterized by strength, iu another by grace, beauty and polish.

The object of the Praxis, then, is to induct the pupil into the habit of thought, to teach him to select an object or subject on which he shall fix his mental powers, and then put down, without regard at first to style, just the ideas arising in his owu mind, as be carefully and continuously beholds or conteinplates the object.

Let teachers try it; they will not be disappointed. It is an aid in the right direction,

ORIOLA; A New and Complete Hymn and Tune Book for Sabbath

Schools.

BY WILLIAM B. BRADBURY. Author of “The Shawm," " The Jubilee," "Singing-Bird,” “Sabbath-School Choir," etc.

From the New York Observer. This is a large collection of Hymns and Tunes, admirably adapted to the rise of Sabbath Schools and all occasions for social singing among the young. The tunes are judiciously selected, comprising a large number of those which are favorites with the children, abd altogether it is the most complete work of the kind that we have ever seen.

From the New York Erangelist, September. One of the most attractive features of the Sabbath School, next after, and sometimes even before that of the library, is the singing. To improve this, and to make it the channel for conveying truth, in the beautiful form of hymns, to the young mind, is a noble aim. The author has essayed to meet this object, and has furnished us with a volume containivg not far from 500 hymns and tunes. We have been much pleased with the tasteful and judicious manner in which the iask has been executed.

From the New York Century, September. The object of this book is to raise and vary the character of music and singing, which are important elements in Sabbath School tuition. All the melodies it contains have been well selected, and are associated with pure and elevated ideas. Simple directions are given for the learning of new tunes. We can safely recommend it to the attention of teachers and learners of singing classes.

From the Presbyterian Herald, Louisville. Oriola.--We have received from the Publishers a copy of a little Hymn and Tune Book for Sabbath Schools, by Win. B. Bradbury, with the above title. For several reasons we deem it the best that we have seen, avd cordially recommend it. let. It is the best and has the greatest variety of tunes, having 250 pages and nearly 200 tunes. 2d. There are several sets of words to ench tune, thus keeping it fresh for a longer time. 3d. The selection of both words and tunes is altogether the best we know of. 4th. It contains many of the good old church tunes and hymns which should be taught to Sabbath Schools, as well as the peculiar Sabbath School tunes. It contains, viz. : Ortonville, Laban, Balerma, Zephyr, Martyn, Hobron, Duke Street, Old Hundred, and the like. This is a very great recommendation, aiding, as it does, the much-coveted, yet rare congregational singing.

From the Christian Times, Chicago. “ORIOLA " contains a fine selection of Tupes and Hymns, specially adapted for Sunday Schools. Most of the good popular Sunday School melodies of the present day are inserted, while a large number of new pieces bave been composed expressly for this work. “Animated, but not boisterous; gentle, but uut dull or tame " are directions that will apply to mort of the compositions in this book.

From the Central Christian Herald. It contains those pieces which have been song with such interest and effect at Sabbath School meetings and Union meetings of various kinds for a few years past. In addition to those choice old friends, Mr. Bradbury presents to us some of his best music, composed expressly for this work. It is undoubtedly the Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book of our day, and must come at once into general use.

POMEROY, OHIO, September. In my judgment as a musician, after twenty years' experience, I have never seen as good a book for Sabbath School children. Yours, respectfully,

A. W. WILLIAMS. Rev. W. C. VAN METER, of the Fourth Ward Mission, New York, for several years, and, until very recently, connected with the Fire Points' Mission, writes to the publishers:

“Success to the Oriola!' The more I see of it the better I like it. I wish all my favor. ites were in it; but as it is, the book is the best now out." From T. J. Tone, Principal George Street Public School.

CINCINNATI, October. Dear Sir : In your “Oriola" I find a large collection of gems, well adapted to meet the wants of our Sunday Schools. We have had it in use nearly two months, and have been delighted in rehearsing its contents. Children love music that is cheerful, lively and fo. Tug. Their young and fervent affections feed upon tbai which is passionate and jubilant. Among the characteristics of your book, I am happy to find these very marked.

Yours, truly.

THE WHEAT PLANT: Its Origin, Culture, Growth, Development, Composition, Varieties, Diseases, etc.; together with a

Chapter on Indian Corn, its Culture, etc. By John H. KLIPPART, Corresponding Secretary of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture. One hundred Nlustrations. One rolume 12mo., pp. 706. Price, $1 50.

From the Cincinnati Commercial. No work in the language will be found to equal it in the complete, thorough discussion of the great certal in its entire history. The book ought to be considered indispensable to every farmer, and will be an addition to the library of every intelligent nierchant as well aus devotee to science.

From the Milwaukee Daily Wisconsin. We have read it with profit and interest. It should be placed in the hands of every farmer in Wisconsin. Ohio is one of the best wheat-growing States of the Union; yet the average of wheat to the acre las declined from twenty-five bushels to thirteen-all for the want of cultivation by artificial stimulants and manuies. In Englaud the crop has been more than doubled, uutil it now averaged thirty-six bushels to the acre. This has been accomplished by the closest attention to the wants of the soil.

From the New York Tribune. The author of this instructive treatise has employed the labor of many years to a thor. ough investigation of the important plant to which it is devoted. A minute and accurato knowledge of the subject is exhibited on every page, and its fulluess of detail, clearness of illustration, and variety of information, must at once elevate it to the rank of a stan. dard authority.

From the Iowa State Democrat. It would occupy too much space to go into a general review of this truly valuable work, but we must content ourselves with a few brief sentences taken at random.

It is highly important that it should be in the hands of every farmer in the Uniou.

From the Louisville Journal. The above is a work of over seven hundred pages, comprehending all that is known as to the physiology, culture, varieties, diseases, etc., of the wheat plant. The first comprehensive treatise ever produced in this country on this subject, and perhaps the most thorough work on the subject ever published.

From the Cleveland Morning Leader. The importance to farmers and all agriculturists of such a book as this, written with great care by such an author, can not be too highly estimated. The Wheat crop is the great crop of the West.

Mr. Klippart, from his widely-extended acquaintance with emivent and practical agriculturists, bus abundant means for comparing notes and making practical observations, which his abilities as an author enable him to present, in the most beneficial manner, to those interested.

Every farmer should have a copy of this invaluable work. It will amply repay its cost.

From the Darenport Daily Gazette. This work has been prepared with great care by a man perhaps better qualified for the task than any other person in the country. He has produced a work which should be in the hands of every agriculturist, as it contains a vast amount of information which, if properly put into practice, must result ip better and more certain wheat crops.

From the American Farmer, Baltimore. We have examined this work with great interest, and have marked many of its pages for future reference and quotations in our magazine.

From Prof. Hoyt, in Wisconsin Farmer. The most elaborate, but also the most valuable production hitherto published on that important subject in this country.

From L. V. Bierce, in Ohio Farmer. To point out any particular portion as particularly excellent, where all is first-rate, is a difficult task. No farmer should be without it.

From the Country Gentleman. It is the result of careful and untiring investigation, which, although conducted with special reference to this crop, its varieties, growth, etc., in Ohio, can not but be of great service to the farmers of other States,

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