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lished by Crosby, Nichols, & Co. of Boston. They are at once attractive and instructive.
KNOWLEDGE IS Power. A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society and the Results of Labor, Capital, and Skill. By Charles Knight. Boston : Gould and Lincoln. 1 vol. 12mo, pp. 502. . FRANCONIA Stories. By Jacob Abbott. New York: Harper & Brothers. 10 vols. 16mo. Comprising Malleville, Mary Bell, Ellen Linn, Wallace, Beechnut, Stuyvesant, Agnes, Mary Erskine, Rodolphus, and Caroline. These are highly interesting stories, each complete in itself, — and imparting intellectual and moral instruction in a manner charming to the young. . ILLUSTRATED HISTORIES. By Jacob Abbott. New York: Harper & Brothers. Comprising 22 vols. 16mo, written in an attractive and interesting style, embracing biographies of the following persons: Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great, Xerxes, Alexander the Great, Romulus, Hannibal, Pyrrhus, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Nero, Hernando Cortes, Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth, Charles I., Charles II., Josephine, Marie Antoinette, Madame Roland, Henry IV., Christopher Columbus. These volumes may be had separately if desired. MARco PAUL's TRAVELS AND Vox AGEs, in the Pursuit of Knowledge. By Jacob Abbott. New York: Harper & Brothers. 6 vols. 16mo, each containing about 200 pages; being Marco Paul in New York, on the Erie Canal, in the Forests of Maine, in Vermont, in Boston, and at the Springfield Armory. - These volumes are at once amusing and instructive. They represent Marco Paul as a lad, travelling in the places named, ..under the guidance of a competent instructor, who, in an entertaining manner, imparts all desired information. THE AIM well, STORIES. Boston : Gould & Lincoln. This series is admirably adapted to amuse and instruct the young. There are 6 vols. 16mo. Being, —
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I. OsCAR ; or, The Boy who had his own Way.
THE Poor Boy AND THE MERCHANT PRINCE; or Elements of Success, drawn from the Life and Character of the late Amos Lawrence. By William M. Thayer. Boston : Gould and Lincoln. 16mo, pp. 349. An excellent volume. Cow DERY's MoRAL LEssons. Philadelphia: Cowperthwait & Co. A book worthy of a place in every school and family. THE COTTAGE LIBRARY. 10 vols. This juvenile series was prepared by S. G. Goodrich, – widely known as Peter Parley. They are published in New York by Sheldon & Co., and are good books. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: with a Narrative of his Public Services. By H. Hastings Weld. New York: Harper & Brothers. 8vo. pp. 549. This is a very interesting book. MERRIE ENGLAND. By Grace Greenwood. THE DESERT Hoy E.; or, Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness. With 12 Illustrations. THE Box-HUNTERs; or, Adventures in Search of a White Buffalo. With 12 Illustrations. * THE YouNG Woy AGEURS ; or, The Boy-Hunters in the North. With 12 Illustrations. THE BUSH-BOYs; or, The History and Adventures of a Cape Farmer and his Family, in the Wild Karoos of Southern Africa. With 12 Illustrations. TANGLEwooD TALES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS. Being a Second Wonder-Book. Ry Nathaniel Hawthorne. With fine Plates. A Wox DER-Book For GIRLS AND BOYS. By Nathaniel Hawthorne. A Series of Six Stories, illustrative of Classical Mythology. Embellished with many beautiful Plates. TRUE STORIES FROM HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY. Loy Na
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thaniel Hawthorne. Comprising the whole History of Grandfather's Chair, and Biographical Stories of Benjamin West, Sir Isaac Newton, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Cromwell, Benjamin Franklin, and Queen Christina. With Illustrations.
The eight volumes last named are published by Ticknor & Fields, Boston, who also publish many other valuable works for libraries. - Delisser and Proctor of New York publish a very attractive series of books under the title of “The Household Library.” The following are the titles: — I. THE LIFE AND MARTYRDOM of JoAN or ARC. By Michelet. II. THE LIFE of Robert BURNs. By Carlyle. III. LIFE, TEACHINGs, AND DEATH of SocRATEs. By Grote. IV. LIFE OF COLUMBUs. By Lamartine. V. LIFE OF FREDERICK THE GREAT. By Macaulay. VI. LIFE OF PETER THE GREAT. . VII. LIFE of MAHOMET. By Gibbon, with Notes. VIII. LIFE OF TorquaTO TAsso. IX. LIFE OF OLIVER CROMwFLL. X. LIFE OF LUTHER. By Chev. Bunsen. XI. DR. FRANKLIN's AUTobiographY.
SPARKs's LIFE of WASHINGTON, and SPARKs's LIFE of FRANKLIN, are good books for school libraries.
ARCTIC ExPLORATIONs. The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, and ’55. By Elisha Kent Kane. Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson. 2 vols. 8vo. This exceedingly interesting work is copiously illustrated, containing upwards of three hundred engravings from sketches by the author. It should be in every library of our land, and will be read with great interest by all classes. X- SHIP AND SHORE, in Madeira, Lisbon, and the Mediterranean. 1 vol. 12mo. LAND AND LEE. In the Bosphorus and Ægean ; or, Views of Constantinople and Athens. 1 vol. 12mo.
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DECK AND Port ; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the U. States Frigate Congress, to California, with Sketches of Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, Lima, Honolulu, etc. 1 vol. 12mo,
THREE YEARS IN CALIFoRNIA. Being an Authentic History of California from the Time it came under the United States Flag down to the Present Time. 1 vol. 12mo.
THE SEA AND THE SAILOR. With Notes on France, Italy, &c. 1 vol. 12mo.
The five volumes last named were written by the late Rev. W. Colton, and they are at once interesting, instructive, and amusing. They are reliable works. Published by S. A. Rollo, New York.
HARPER’s STORY-Books. A series of Narratives, Dialogues, Biographies, and Tales, for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Young. By Jacob Abbott.
There are some 12 or 15 volumes of these books already published, and they are full of instructive and entertaining reading. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York.
E. O. LIBBEY & Co., of Boston, have in course of publication a series of books for children, under the general title of “American Biography.” Three volumes – “Captain John Smith,” “Israel Putnam,” and “Benedict Arnold” — have been published. They are well written and beautifully printed, and must be favorite books with the young.
FROM Poorhouse to PULPIT; or, The Triumphs of the late Dr. John Kitto, from Boyhood to Manhood. By William M. Thayer. Boston: E. O. Libbey & Co. 16mo. pp. 349.
PHILLIPs, SAMPSON, & Co., Boston, publish a set of the Rollo Books, 14 vols., which are excellent for school libraries. The same firm publish many valuable books for libraries. Among them may be named Hume's and Macaulay's Histories of England; Prescott's Histories; British Essayists, etc.
Rules and Regulations.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SCHOOL . - LIBRARIES.
THE following rules and regulations have been adopted for many of the school libraries of Connecticut. If they are not just what may be desired, they may prove valuable in a suggestive point. “I. The district committee, clerk, and treasurer, shall constitute a Board of Trustees, who shall have a general charge of the Library, appoint a suitable person to act as Librarian, and said Trustees shall, at the annual meeting, make a report to the district respecting the number of volumes and condition of the Library. “II. 1. The Librarian shall be responsible to the Trustees for all matters connected with the Library, and upon accepting the office, he shall give to the Trustees a receipt, containing the names of all the volumes, and stating the condition of the same, – and upon surrendering his trust, he shall give unto them a satisfactory account of the volumes intrusted to him. If new books are added after he enters upon his duties, he shall give to said Trustees an additional receipt, containing the names and condition of the same. For his services, the Librarian shall receive such compensation as the Trustees may decide to be sufficient. “2. The Librarian shall keep a book in which he shall record the names of those entitled to receive books, and the number of each book delivered, the time of its delivery,