Page images

The Atlantic Monthly Advertiser.

Books by William Elliot Griffis, D. D.

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 the Japanese, and has published some works of first importance; but he has done nothing more valuable than in bringing this journal of Townsend Harris within reach of the English and American reader, who, if interested in the prosperity of his own country, must also be interested in Japan. - Boston Advertiser.

Mr. Griffis has done his work with rare skill and intelligence. He has allowed Mr. Harris to tell the story himself, and only supplied what was necessary to the understanding of the story, so graphically and interestingly told in Mr. Harris's own journal. . . . In this plain and modest narrative, the greatness of the man, the providential ordering that just such an American should have been the first sent, and the beneficent consequences flowing from his personality and work, are conspicuous. We see the value of truth and honesty, of firm adherence to duty and principle, in winning the confidence and overcoming the prejudices of a people suspicious of foreigners, and whose diplomacy was

founded on deception and trickery. — N. Y. Christian Intelligencer.

It not only enters into and discusses matters political, but is an interesting account of the daily life of the envoy, his house-keeping at Shimoda, his study of the natives, his slow steps of progress towards the treaty, his exile, for it was really such, with no word from our government for months at a time, - all this makes a story of exceeding interest aside from its historical value. The volume supplies an unfamiliar page in history, which, especially in the works of the English, has been neglected and almost forgotten. In these days of the new Japan the story takes on added interest. Boston Commonwealth.

To read it is to gain a fresh zest for Japanese affairs, and to become informed concerning the important events during a long chapter of Japanese history heretofore lacking. Dr. Griffis puts the scholarly world under a debt of gratitude for his painstaking and happily consummated labors. - New York Observer.

Brave Little Holland, and What In Riverside Library for Young People. 16mo, gilt top, $1.25.

A bright, vivacious little volume, abounding in information, and of alluring interest. It combines the accuracy of the scholar with the narrative skill of the journalist. . . . Dr. Griffis has not only written a

Japan in History, Folk-Lore,
In Riverside Library for Young People.

In writing of the history, folk-lore, and art of Japan,
Dr. Griffis has found occasion to discuss quite fully
the history of both the people and the government.
His opportunities for gaining a knowledge of these

The Lily among Thorns.

She Taught Us.

16mo, 75 cents. Illustrated Edition,

graphic, interesting narrative; he has given a wellproportioned picture of the rise, development, and influence of the Dutch nation. - Christian Register (Boston).

and Art.

16mo, 75 cents.

subjects were exceptionally good, for he was upon the ground before old Japan had retired from the stage, and he saw much of the struggle between the old order of things and the new. - Boston Transcript.

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 declares the Song of Solomon to be the most perfect poem in any language, -a stainlessly chaste lovepoem, the epic of a woman's purity, a satire on polyg- |

Matthew Calbraith Perry.

amy.... Dr. Griffis is scholarly, ingenious, poetic, original, and fresh in presenting his view, which, he affirms, has been very helpful to his own soul. — New York Evangelist.

A Typical American Naval Officer. With Portrait and Illustrations. Crown 8vo, gilt top, $2.00.

The biographer's experience of Japan has peculiarly fitted him for the task, and his investigations have been most faithful. The Critic (New York).

[ocr errors]

Dr. Griffis's treatment of his subject is in excellent taste, and he imbues his readers with his own enthusiasm. The Literary World (Boston).

Sold by all Booksellers. Sent, postpaid, by




The Atlantic Monthly Advertiser.

Three Great Historical Works


Librarian of Harvard University, Corresponding Secretary of the Massachusetts
Historical Society, Editor of "The Narrative and Critical History of America,” etc.


And How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery. With many Portraits, Maps, Plans, etc. 8vo, gilt top, $4.00.


Few historical books of such importance have been published in recent years. learned librarian of Harvard has made the most thorough, painstaking and severely critical use of all available authorities. He has, in fact, given us a book of the highest value and a sample of what historical writing should be. Every point in the great explorer's life is carefully examined, no statement is made without abundant support of authority, the previous writers are all carefully estimated. In addition to the biography of the Admiral and an account of his descendants, a highly interesting appendix is supplemented, entitled "The Geographical Results," which is, in fact, a view of the early geographical knowledge and discovery after Columbus. - Epoch (New York).


Geographical Discovery in the Interior of North America in its Historical Relations. 1534-1700. With full Cartographical Illustrations from Contemporary Sources. 8vo, gilt top, $4.00.

Mr. Winsor's aim, starting from a date when nothing of North America beyond Newfoundland was known to the French, is to show them discovering the St. Lawrence, the chain of great lakes to the utmost corner of the West, and the Mississippi, with their affluents and watersheds. This discovery was made by individual adventurers, by societies secular and religious, as well as by national officials. It was prompted sometimes by curiosity, more often by commercial enterprise, religious zeal, and military movements. Its rate of progress was very unequal. Its morning sunrise was with Cartier in 1534, but within a decade a dim eclipse darkened and deadened it for sixty years and more. The next sunburst was the era of Champlain. The wondrous story has been told by Parkman in half a dozen volumes with a vividness and vivacity not likely to be surpassed, and which have given it a wide popularity. It remained a desideratum to knit together the scattered sketches into one whole body. This work Mr. Winsor has done, and that admirably.— The Nation (New York).


The Struggle in America between England and France. 1697-1763. With full Cartographical Illustrations from Contemporary Sources. 8vo, gilt top, $4.00.

The tale that was told from Cartier to Frontenac is continued by the same author in this welcome volume. . .

Mr. Winsor's habitual precision of statement, as well as his direct and forcible style, is too well known to call for comment here. We find him working in his own best vein in this volume; and that best gives us the very pith of history. - New York Evening Post.

Sold by all Booksellers. Sent, postpaid, by


4 Park Street, Boston,

11 East 17th Street, New York.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][subsumed][merged small][graphic]

This is a work of unique value, comprising the History of the American Continent [both North and South Americal, by Eminent Specialists.

Et includes eight handsome volumes, containing over



600 Maps, Ancient and Modern.

100 Prehistoric Illustrations.

457 Fac-Similes, Old Manuscripts, Book Titles, etc. 649 Historic Autographs.

450 Portraits, Ancient and Modern.

100 Historic Views.

etc., etc., etc.

In spite of our knowledge of the eagerness with which American scholrs have, especially of late years, sought out and discovered everything hat bears on the early history of their country, we were scarcely prepared or the wonderful completeness of the knowledge displayed in these pages. . . The maps are of immense value and interest. In common with the est of the illustrations they are exquisitely reproduced. - Saturday Review London).

In scope and method the greatest contribution that has been made to the terature of our history. The Nation (New York).

[ocr errors]

old Only by Subscription, at Low Prices, and on Liberal Terms f Payment. Write for further information to





The Atlantic Monthly Advertiser.

Books of


History of England. By Thomas Babington Macaulay. From the last edition of Macaulay's Works, edited by his sister, Lady Trevelyan. With Portrait *Large-Paper Edition. 8 vols. 12mo, $40.00, net. Also in 4 vols. 12mo, $5.00; half calf, $10.00.

A Child's History of England. By Charles Dickens. Illustrated.
Crown 8vo, $1.00.

English Constitutional History. From the Teutonic Conquest to
the Present Time. By Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead. New Edition, revised
and enlarged. 8vo, $7.50.

The Fighting Veres. Lives of Sir Francis Vere, General of the
Queen's Forces in the Low Countries, etc., and of Sir Horace Vere, General of
the English Forces in the Low Countries, and Baron Vere of Tilbury. By Clem-
ents R. Markham. With Portraits and Maps. 8vo, gilt top, $4.00.

History of the Reign of Henry VII.
Works of Lord Bacon, sold only in sets.
crown 8vo, gilt top. $33.75; half calf, $60.00.
crown 8vo, gilt top, $5.00; half calf, $8.00.

By Francis Bacon. In the
Riverside Edition, vol. 22.
Popular Edition, vol. 2.

15 vols. 2 vols.

The Gentleman's Magazine Library. Being a Classified Collection of the Chief Contents of "The Gentleman's Magazine," from 1731 to 1868. Edited by G. Laurence Gomme, F. S. A. In 14 vols., each containing an Introduction. Notes, and Index. Each volume, 8vo, $2.50.

4. English Traditions and Foreign Customs.
5. Archæology. Part 1.

6. Archæology. Part 2.

7. Romano-British Remains.

10. Architectural Antiquities.

II. Architectural Antiquities.

Part I.
Part 2.

The Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay. and Leader of the Long Parliament. With a Consideration of the English Com monwealth as a Forecast of America. By James K. Hosmer. With Portrait, Plans, a facsimile, etc. Svo, gilt top, $4.00.

Tales of a Grandfather: The History of Scotland. By Sir Walter Scott. With six steel Plates. Illustrated Library Edition. 3 vols. 12mo, $4.50; half calf, $7.50.

The Imperial Island: England's Chronicle in Stone. By James F. Hunnewell. Fully illustrated. 8vo. $4.00.

The Four Georges, etc. By W. M. Thackeray. Crown Svo, gilt top,



The Atlantic Monthly Advertiser.


The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution. An Historical Treatise, in which is drawn out, by the Light of the most recent Researches, the Gradual Development of the English Constitutional System, and the Growth out of that System of the Federal Republic of the United States. By Hannis Taylor. 8vo, gilt top, $4.50.

"The work is, in my judgment, a masterly, philosophical, and exhaustive treatment of the most important chapter of political history which the world has ever seen or is likely to see." EDWARD J. PHELPS, late Minister to England.


The Historical Monuments of France. By James F. Hunnewell. Illustrated with many full-page Heliotypes. 8vo, $3.50.

France under the Regency. With a Review of the Administration of Louis XIV. By James Breck Perkins. Crown 8vo, gilt top, $2.00. "He is to be praised for having produced a work on a period of French history comparatively obscure to English readers, of the highest degree of readableness, and bearing every mark of thorough investigation and candid temper." The Literary World.

[ocr errors]

The Eve of the French Revolution. By Edward J. Lowell. Crown 8vo, gilt top, $2.00.

"We find his book to be as thorough as it is readable.

A better exposition of the approximate causes of the Revolution, and a more trustworthy account of the political and social institutions of the age that precede it, need not be desired."- New York Examiner.

The First Napoleon: A Sketch, Political and Military. By John C.
Ropes. With Maps and Appendices. Crown 8vo, gilt top, $2.00.

"We know of no book in which the life of Napoleon is so well told, in so few words, as in this. Mr.
Ropes is well known as an authority in military affairs. A very interesting book."- New York Times.
The Reconstruction of Europe. A Sketch of the Diplomatic and
Military History of Continental Europe from the Rise to the Fall of the Second
French Empire. By Harold Murdock. With an Introduction by John Fiske, and
several Maps. Crown 8vo, gilt top, $2.00.

"An historical work exceedingly interesting in style, and extremely valuable by reason of its scope. .. No romance possesses anything like the interest of the history of the twenty years covered by Mr. Murdock's book. He has told the story with admirable mastery of its main lines, and with decided narrative power." - The Christian Union (New York).


Ancient Rome in the Light of Recent Discoveries. By
Rodolfo Lanciani. With 36 full-page Plates (including several
Heliotypes) and 64 Text Illustrations, Maps, and Plans. With
slip-cover in Italian style. 8vo, gilt top, $6.00.

Pagan and Christian Rome. With 26 full-page Illustrations, and 90
Text Illustrations, including Plans, Fac-similes, etc. With slip-cover in Italian
style. 8vo, gilt top, $6.00.

Historical, Political, and Diplomatic Writings. By Niccolo Machiavelli. Translated from the Italian by Christian E. Detmold. With steel Portraits of Machiavelli, Lorenzo de Medici, and Cesare Borgia, and a steel Engraving of Machiavelli's Monument. 4 vols. 8vo, gilt top, $15.00; half calf, $30.00. The Dawn of Italian Independence: Italy from the Congress of Vienna, 1814, to the Fall of Venice, 1849. By William R. Thayer. With Maps. 2 vols. crown 8vo, gilt top, $4.00.

"These exceedingly interesting volumes, a history full of interest, well and faithfully told."New York Tribune.


The History of Prussia to the Accession of Frederic the Great. 1134-1740. By Herbert Tuttle. With a Map. Crown 8vo, gilt top, $2.25.

The History of Prussia under Frederic the Great. 1740-1756. By Herbert Tuttle. With Maps. 2 vols. crown 8vo, gilt top, each $2.25.

For sale by all Booksellers. Sent, post-paid, on receipt of price by the Publishers,

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.


Park Street, Boston; II EAST Seventeenth Street, New York.

« PreviousContinue »