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Title:
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1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Gaskin, Arthur
A.C. McClurg & Co ( Publisher )
Richard Ffolkard & Son ( Printer )
Publisher:
E. Mathews
A.C. McClurg & Co.
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Subjects / Keywords:
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Animals -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Play -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Alphabet rhymes -- 1895   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' catalogues -- 1895   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1895
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poetry   ( marcgt )
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England -- London
United States -- Illinois -- Chicago

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Statement of Responsibility:
written and pictured by Mrs. Arthur Gaskin.
General Note:
Publisher's catalogue follows text.

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University of Florida
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A SELECTION FROM

ELKIN MATHEWS'S PUBLICATIONS



GOOD KING WENCESLAS: A Carol by DR. J. MASON NEALE.
Decorated and Pictured by ARTHUR J. GASKIN. With an
Introductory Note by WILLIAM MORRIS. Printed by R. & R.
CLARK, of Edinburgh. 4to 3s. 6d. net.

*,* Also a few large-paper copies printed on ARNOLD'S unbleached
-hand-made paper by the hand of ARTHUR J. GASKIN, at the
GUILD OF HANDICRAFT in the City of Birmingham. 4to.
I; 5s. net.
Mr. Arthur J. Gaskin finally established his reputation as a draughtsman by his
illustrations to Andersen's 'Fairy Tales'; but though they were charming, he
has surpassed all his previous work in the edition of Dr. Neale's fine carol of
'Good King Wenceslas.' The rude, open-faced lettering of the verse
at the foot of every design save one harmonises admirably with the broad
masses of white which Mr. Gaskin delights to leave untouched, while below the
third picture the letters are of a solid, heavy type, to balance the black shadows of
the pine forest which forms the background. If the general effect produced is most
pleasing to-the eye, a closer inspection of the drawings themselves is not less
gratifying. There is a fine vigour in the movement of the two peasants drawing
pine logs through the snow in the third design, and a breezy freshness about the
snow scene, with a single figure that precedes it. Mr. Gaskin delights in
the use of strong, firm lines. In the fourth of these designs, a piece representing the
good King and his page trudging through the snow, the superb effect is produced in
the least possible number of strokes of the pen The last design, the subject
of which is, of course, King Wenceslas supping with the woodcutter in his rude hut,
is somewhat more ornate in style and more delicate in tone, and for composition and
draughtmanship perhaps impresses one most of all. This work is directly inspired
by and comparable only to the beautiful illustrated books that issued from the
North Italian presses at the end of the fifteenth century. These designs remind one,
for instance, of the famous woodcuts in the 'Poliphili Hypnerotomachia' of 1499, so
frequently reproduced, and we cannot pay Mr. Gaskin a greater compliment."-
Manchester Guardian.
The first feeling we have about these beautiful pages istheir marked originality.
They bear in every line of them the impress of an individual mind. A comparison
with the work of Albert Diirer is inevitable, but though in the forms of the draperies
and passages of the landscape the parallelism of Diirer's work is suggested, even in
these particulars they are not quite Diireresque, and the controlling thought and
motive are the artist's own. .. We are impressed by the singularly rich
decorative and ornamental quality of each page. The play of line, the balance of
black and white, the foliated borders, initial letters, and changeful devices of
embellishment, while an almost severe simplicity is maintained and nothing is
allowed to enfeeble the dramatic force of the picture-these are a triumph of
invention. Nothing can be more remote from the massing of trivial and unessential
detail, clouding and obscuring whatever of purpose there may be, which so fascinates
the uninstructed eye. Here there has been rigid exclusion of whatever lies outside
of the thought pictured. Careful and almost jealous selection of fact has been a
fundamental principle of the work, and every line and every dot is significant.









In realizing pictorially the conception of the carol, the grasp of character is firm
and strong, as the drawing is fine and masterly."-Birmingham Daily Post.
"Mr. Gaskin's designs show him to be a skilled artist, having a mind which
culture has furnished with wealth of beautiful allusion, and he has grasped the secret
of design in black on white. A commendatory preface by Mr. Wm. Morris,
the maker of some of the most beautiful printed books in the world, is the best of
all recommeniations."-Liverpool Courier.
The designs are beautiful drawings in the manner of art with which Mr. Morris's
name is particularly associated. They reflect the highest credit on Mr. Gaskin's skill
and taste, and make a book which will please and refine the taste not only of
children, but of everyone who studies it."-Scotsman.
"Mr. Arthur J. Gaskin has more than redeemed the promise of his illustrations
to Hans Christian Andersen s tales by his edition of the late Dr. Neale's carol of
' Good King Wenceslas.' The pictures, pictorial borders, and initial letters
are remarkable both for the vigour of the drawing and the sense of the decorative
style which they exhibit. Mr. William Morris has shown his interest in the artist's
works by contributing a prefatory note."-Daily News.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. By CHARLES LAMB. With an
Introduction by ANDREW LANG. Facsimile Reprint of the rire
First Edition. With 8 choice stipple engravings in brown ink,
after the original plates. Royal 16mo. 3s. 6d. net.

A CHILD'S ANTHOLOGY. The Child set in the Midst. By
MODERN POETS. With Introduction by WILFRID MEYNELL,
and Facsimile of the MS. of the "Toys" by COVENTRY
PATMORE. Royal 16mo. s. 6d. net.

A LITTLE CHILD'S WREATH: A Sonnet Sequence. With
title page and cover designed by SELWYN IMAGE. Second
Edition. Sq. I6mo., green buckram. 3s. 6d. net.
New York: Dodd, Mead 6& Company.
"Contains many tender and pathetic passages, and some really exquisite and
subtle touches of childhood nature. The average excellence of the sonnets
is undoubted."-Spectator.
In these forty pages of poetry we have a contribution inspired by
grief for the loss of a child of seven, which is not unworthy to take its place evai
beside' In Memoriam.' Miss Chapman his ventured upon sacred ground,
but she has come off safely, with the inspiration of a divine sympathy in her soul,
and with lips touched with the live coal from the altar on which glows the flame ot
immortal love."-W. T. STEAD, in The Review ofReviews.
Full of a very solemn and beautiful but never exaggerated sentiment."-
LOGRELLER, in Star.
While they are brimming with tenderness and tears, they are marked with the
skilled workmanship of the real poet."-Glasgow Herald.
"Evidently describes very real and intense sorrow. Its strains of tender sym-
pathy will appeal specially to those whose hearts have been wrung by the loss of a
young child, and the verses are touching in their simplicity."-Morning Post.
"Re-assures us on its first page by its sanity and its simple tenderness." -
Bookman.


LONDON: ELKIN MATHEWS, VIGO STREET, W.






List of Books
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Belles Lettres


ALL THE BOOKS IN THIS CATALOGUE ARE
PUBLISHED AT NET PRICES

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(Including some Iransfers)

PUBLISHED BY

ELKIN MATHEWS

VIGO STREET, LONDON, W.

N.B.-The Authors and Publisher reserve the right of reprinting
any book in this list, except in cases where a stipulation has been made
to the contrary, and of printing a separate edition of any of the books for
Amerzca. In the case of limited Editions, the numbers mentioned do
not include the copies sent for review, nor those supplied to the public
libraries. Theprices ofbooks not yet published are subject to variation.
The Books mentioned in this Catalogue can be obtained to order by any
Bookseller. It should be noted also that they are supplied to the Trade on
terms which will not allow of discount.


Thefollowing are a few of the Authors represented in this Catalogue:


R. D. BLACKMORE.
ROBERT BRIDGES.
BLISS CARMAN.
E. R. CHAPMAN.
ERNEST DOWSON.
MICHAEL FIELD.
T. GORDON HAKE.
ARTHUR HALLAM.
KATHARINE HINKSON.
HERBERT P. HORNE.
RICHARD HOVEY.
LEIGII HUNT.
SELWYN IMAGE.
LIONEL JOHNSON.


CHARLES LAMB.
P. B. MARSTON.
WILLIAM MORRIS.
HON. RODEN NOEL.
MAY PRODYN.
F. YORK POWELL.
WILLIAM SHARP.
J. A. SYMONDS.
JOHN TODHUNTER.
HENRY VAN-DYKE.
THEODORE WATTS.
FREDERICK WEDMORE.
P. H. WICKSTEED.
W. B. YEATS.









The Publications of Elkin Mathews 3



ABBOTT (DR. C. C.).
TRAVELS IN A TREE-TOP. Sm. 8vo. 5s. net.
Philadelphia : 7. B. Lippincott Company.
Dr. Abbott pleases by the interest he takes in the subject which he treats .
and he adorns his matter with a good English style Altogether, with its
dainty printing, it would be a charming book to read in the open air on a bright
summer's day -Atheneurm.
He has an observanteye, a warm sympathy, and a pen that enables us to see
with him. Nothing could be more restful than to read the thoughts of such nature-
lovers. The very titles ofhis chapterssuggestquiet and gentle things."-Dubln Herald.
A delightful volume this of Nature Sketches. Dr. Abbott writes about New
England woods and streams, scenes neither quite familiar nor quite strange to us who
know the same things in the old country. The severer winter makes some difference,
as, for instance, in the number of birds that migrate there, but are stationary here
and there are, of course, other differences in both fauna and flora; nevertheless, we
feel, in a way, at home, when Dr. Abbott takes us on one of his delightful winter or
summer excursions. This is a book which we cannot recommend too highly."-
Spectator.
THE BIRDS ABOUT Us 73 Engravings. Second Edition.
Thick cr. 8vo. 5s. 6d. net.
Philadelphia: /. B. Lippincott Company.
BATEMAN (MAY).
SONNETS AND SONGS. With a title design by JOHN D.
MACKENZIE. Fcap. 8v. 3s. 6d net.
BINYON (LAURENCE).
LYRIC POEMS, with title page by SELWYN IMAGE. Sq.
I6mo. 5s. net.
"This little volume of LYRIC POEMS displays a grace of fancy, a spontaneity
and individuality ofinspiration, and a felicitous command of metre and diction, which
lift the writer above the average of the minor singers of our time. We may
expect much from the writer of'An April Day,' or of the strong concluding lines on
the present age from a piece entitled Present and Future.' "-Times.
"The product of a definite and sympathetic personality."-Globe.
"The impression that this volume makes upon us is that the writer has caught
the spirit of Matthew Arnold, and that in no common degree. Quite
Titianesque in its force and colour."-Spectator.
FIRST BOOK OF LONDON VISIONS. Feap.8vo. Wrapper.
Is. net. [In the press.
BLACKMORE (R. D.)
FRINGILLA : OR. SOME TALES IN VERSE. By the Author
of "Lorna Doone." With Eleven full-page Illustrations
and numerous vignettes and initials by LouUs FAIRFAX-
MUCKLEY and Three by JAMES W. R. LINTON.
Crown 8vo. Ios. net.








4 The Publications of Elkin Mathews


BLACKMORE (R. D.)-continued.
"' Fringilla' must be looked upon as Mr. Blackmore's diversions, and as such
it is very delightful. A whimsical originality, an imaginative wealth of detail, a
pleasant sense of humour are among Mr. Blackmore's qualities as a poet."-Speaker.
Mr. Blackmore's verse is cultured and careful; it is full of knowledge; it has
every quality which commands our respect; it has an old-world charm of gentleness
and peace."-MR. W. L. COURTNEY, in the Daily Telegraph.
'The charming and accomplished drawings of Mr. Fairfax-Muckley, so finely
designed, so admirably decorative."-Academy.
BOWCHER HOVERINGG).
THE C MAJOR OF LIFE: A Novel. Cr. 8vo. 3s. 6d. net.
[Isham Facsimile Reprint.]
BRETON (NICHOLAS).
NO WHIPPINGE, NOR TRIPPINGE, BUT A KINDE
FRIENDLY SNIPPINGE. London, I6oi. A Facsimile
Reprint, with the original Borders to every page, with
a Bibliographical Note by CHARLES EDMONDS. 200
copies, printed on hand-made paper at the CHISWICK
PRESS. I2mo. 3s. 6d. net.
Also 50 copies Large Paper. 5s. net.
Facsimile reprint from the semi-unique copy discovered in the autumn of 1867 by
Mr. Charles Edmonds in a disused lumber room at Lamport Hall, Northants (Sir
Charles E. Isham's), and purchased lately by the British Museum authorities. When
Dr. A. B. Grosart collected Breton's Works a few years ago for his Chertsey
Worthies Library," he was forced to confess that certain of Breton's most coveted
books were missing and absolutely unavailable. The semi-unique example under
notice was one of these.
BRIDGES (ROBERT).
A NEW VOLUME OF POEMS. [In preparation.
BYRON (MAY).
A LITTLE BOOK OF LYRICS. [In preY ration.
CARMAN (BLISS) & RICHARD HOVEY.
SONGS FROM VAGABONDIA. With Decorations by TOM
B. METEYARD. Fcap. 8vo. 5s. net.
Boston: Copeland d& Day.
The Authors of the small joint volume called Songs from Vagabondia,' have
an unmistakable right to the name of poet. These little snatches have the spirit of a
gipsy Omar KhayyHm. They have always careless verve, and often careless felicity;
they are masculine and rough, as roving songs should be. .. Here, certainly,
is the poet's soul. You have the whole spirit of the book in such an unfor-









Vigo Street, London, W. 5



CARMAN (BLISS) &- RICHARD HOVEY-continued.
getable little lyric as In the House of Idiedaily.' We refer the reader to the
delightful little volume itself, which comes as a welcome interlude amidst the highly
wrought introspective poetry of the day."-FRANCIS THOMPSON, in Merry England.
Bliss Carman is the author of a delightful volume of verse, Low Tide on
Grand Prs,' and Richard Hovey is the foremost of the living poets of America, with
the exception, perhaps, of Bret Harte and Joaquim Miller, whose names are more
familiar. He sounds a deeper note than either of these, and deals with loftier
themes."-Dublin Express.
"Both possess the power of investing actualities with fancy, and leaving them
none the less actual; of setting the march music of the vagabond's feet to words; of
being comrades with nature, yet without presumption. And they have that charm,
rare in writers ofverse, of drawing the reader into the fellowship of their own zest
and contentment."--Ateneum.

CHAPMAN (ELIZABETH RACHEL).
A LITTLE CHILD'S WREATH : A Sonnet Sequence. With
title page and cover designed by SELWYN IMAGE.
Second Edition. Sq. I6mo., green buckram. 3s. 6d. net.
New York: Dodd, Mead 5 Company.
Contains many tender and pathetic passages, and some really exquisite and
subtle touches of childhood nature. .The average excellence of the sonnets
is undoubted."-Spectator.
In these forty pages of poetry we have a contribution inspired by
grief for the loss ofa child of seven, which is not unworthy to take its place even
beside In Memoriam.' Miss Chapman has ventured upon sacred ground,
but she has come off safely, with the inspiration of a divine sympathy in htr soul, and
with lips touched with the live coal from the altar on which glows the flame ot
immortal love "-W. T. STEAD, in The Revieo of Reviews.
Full of a very solemn and beautiful but never exaggerated sentiment."-
LOGROLLER, in Star.
SWhile they are brimming with tenderness and tears, they are marked with the
skilled workmanship of the real poet."-Glasgow Herald.
Evidently describes very real and intense sorrow. Its strains of tender sym-
pathy will appeal specially to those whose hearts have been wrung by the loss of a
young child, and the verses are touching in their simplicity "-Morning Post.
Re-assures us on its first page by its sanity and its simple tenderness."-Bookman.

COLERIDGE (HON. STEPHEN).
THE SANCTITY OF CONFESSION: A Romance. 2nd edi-
tion. Printed by CLOWES & SON. 250 copies. Cr. 8vo.
3s. net [ Very few remain.
"Mr. Stephen Coleridge's sixteenth-century romance is well and pleasantly
written. The style is throughout in keeping with the story; and we should imagine
that the historical probabilities are well observed."-Pall Mall Gaxette.
Mr. GLADSTONE writes :-"I have read the singularly well told story .
It opens up questions both deep and dark; it cannot be right to accept in religion
or anything else a secret which destroys the life of an innocent fellow creature."








6 The Publications of Elkin Mathews


CORBIN (JOHN).
THE ELIZABETHAN HAMLET: A Study of the Sources,
and of Shakspere's Environment, to show that the Mad
Scenes had a Comic Aspect now Ignored. With a
Prefatory Note by F. YORK POWELL, Professor of
Modern History at the University of Oxford. Small
4to. 3s 6d. net.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
S. "When we add that so competent a judge as Professor York Powell
expresses his belief in a Prefatory Note that Mr. Corbin has 'got hold of a truth that
has not been clearly, if at all, expressed in our Elizabethan studies-to wit, that the
16th century audience's point of view, and, of necessity, the playwright's treatment
of his subject, were very different from ours of to-day in many matters of mark'-and
express our own concurrence in this, we have said enough to recommend Mr. Corbin's
little book to the attention of all Shakespearian students."-Times.
CROSSING (WILLIAM).
THE ANCIENT CROSSES OF DARTMOOR; with a Descrip-
tion of their Surroundings. With II plates. 8vo. cloth.
4s. 6d. net. [ Very few remain.
DAVIES (R. R.).
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE OLD CHURCH AT CHELSEA AND
OF ITS MONUMENTS. [Inpreparation.
DE GRUCHY (AUGUSTA).
UNDER THE HAWTHORN, AND OTHER VERSES. With
Frontispiece by WALTER CRANE. Printed at the
RUGBY PRESS. 300 copies. Cr. 8vo. 5s. net.
Also 30 copies on Japanese vellum. 15s. net.
Melodious in metre, graceful in fancy, and not without spontaneity of inspira-
tion."- TimeJ.
Very tender and melodious is much of Mrs. De Gruchy's verse. Rare imaginative
power marks the dramatic monologue In the Prison Van.' "-Speaker.
Distinguished by the attractive qualities of grace and refinement, and a purity
of style that is as refreshing as a limpid stream in the heat of a summer's noon ..
The charm of these poems lies in their naturalness, which is indeed an admirable
quality in song."-Saturday Review.
DIVERSI COLORS SERIES.
See HORNE.
DOWSON (ERNEST).
DILEMMAS: Stories and Studies in Sentiment. (A Case of
Conscience.-The Diary of a Successful Man.-An
Orchestral Violin.-The Statute of Limitations.-
Souvenirs of an Egoist). Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. net.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company.









Vigo Street, London, W.


DOWSON (ERNEST)-continued.
"Unquestionably they are good stories, with a real human interest in them."-
St. James's Gaxette.
"' A Case of Conscience' an exceedingly good story. At first sight
it might appear unfinished, as one of the problems presented is left unsolved; but one
soon feels that anything more would have spoilt the art with which the double tragedy
of the two men's lives is flashed before the reader in a few pages."-Athenaum.
"These stories can be read with pure enjoyment, for along with subtlety of
thought and grace of diction there is true refinement."-Liverpool Mercury.
POEMS (Diversi Colores Series). With a title design by
H. P. HORNE. Printed at the CHISWICK PRESS, on
hand-made paper. i6mo. 5s. net. [Shortly.
"Mr. Dowson's contributions to the two series of the Rhymer's Book were
subtle and exquisite poems. He has a touch of Elizabethan distinction. .
Mr. Dowson's stories are very remarkable in quality."-Boston Literary WVrld.
FIELD (MICHAEL).
SIGHT AND SONG (Poems on Pictures). Printed by
CONSTABLES. 400 copies. 12mo. 5s. net.
[ Very few remain.
STEPHANIA : A TRIALOGUE IN THREE ACTS. Frontis-
piece, colophon, and ornament for binding designed
by SELWYN IMAGE. Printed by FOLKARD & SON.
250 copies (200 for sale). Pott 4to. 6s. net.
[ Very few remain.
"We have true drama in 'Stephania.' Stephania, Otho, and
Sylvester II., the three persons of the play, are more than mere names ..
Besides great effort, commendable effort, there is real greatness in this play, and the
blank verse is often sinewy and strong with thought and passion."-Speaker.
"'L Stephania' is striking in design and powerful in execution. It is a highly
dramatic trialogue' between the Emperor Otho III., his tutor Gerbert, and Stephania,
the widow of the murdered Roman Consul, Crescentius. The poem contains much
fine work, and is picturesque and of poetical accent. ."-Westmintrer Review.
A QUESTION OF MEMORY: A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS.
Ioo copies only. 8vo. 5s. net. [Veryfew remain.
ATTILA, MY ATTILA! A DRAMA IN FOUR ACTS.
With a Facsimile of Two Medals. ,(Uniform with
Stephania). Pott 4to. 5s. net.
Boston : Copeland & Day.
It deals with the strange and desperate adventures of Honoria, daughter of the
famous Empress Galla Placidia. This young princess may reasonably be regarded as
the New Woman of the filth century, and it is Irom this point of view that Michael
Field has presented her audacities and their punishment. The tite page reproduces
a medal which, in Gibbon's words, exhibits the pleasing countenance of Honoria,"
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GALTON (ARTHUR).
ESSAYS UPON MATTHEW ARNOLD (Diversi Colores Series),
Printed at the CHISWICK PRESS on hand-made paper.
Cr. 8vo. 5s. net. [In preparation.
GASKIN (ARTHUR).
GOOD KING WENCESLAS. A Carol written by Dr. NEALE
and Pictured by ARTHUR J. GASKIN; with an Intro-
duction by WILLIAM MORRIS. 4to. 3s. 6d. net.
Transferred to the present Publisher.
"Mr. Arthur J. Gaskin has more than redeemed the promise of his illustrations'
to Hans Christian Andersen's tales by his edition of the late Dr. Neale's carol of
Good King Wenceslas.' The pictures, pictorial borders, and initial letters
are remarkable both for the vigour of the drawing and the sense of the decorative
style which they exhibit. Mr. William Morris has shown his interest in the artist's
works by contributing a prefatory note."-Daily News.
GASKIN (MRS. ARTHUR).
AN A.B.C. BOOK. Rhymed and Pictured by MRS.
ARTHUR GASKIN. 60 designs. Fcap. 8vo. s 6d. net.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg 6& Co.
HAKE (DR. T. GORDON, "The Parable Poet.")
MADELINE, AND OTHER POEMS. Crown 8vo. 5s. net.
Transferred to the present Publisher.
"The ministry of the angel Daphne to her erring human sister is frequently
related in strains of pure and elevated tenderness. Nor does the poet who can show
so much delicacy fail in strength. The description of Madeline as she passes in
trance to her vengeance is full of vivid pictures and charged with tragic feeling.
The individuality ofthe writer lies in his deep sympathy with whatever affects the
being and condition of man. Taken as a whole, the book has high and
unusual claims."'-Athenaum.
I have been reading Madeline' again; For sheer originality, both of conception
and of treatment, I consider that it stands alone."-MR. THEODORE WATTS.
PARABLES AND TALES. (Mother and Child.-The Crip-
ple.-The Blind Boy.-Old Morality.-Old Souls.-
The Lily of the Valley.--The Deadly Nightshade.-
The Poet). With a Biographical Sketch by THEODORE
WATTS. 9 illustrations by ARTHUR HUGHES. New
Edition. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. net.
"The qualities of Dr. Gordon Hake's work were from the first fully admitted
and warmly praised by one of the greatest of contemporary poets, who was also a
critic of exceptional acuteness-Rosseti. Indeed, the only two review articles which
Rossetti ever wrote were written on two of Dr. Hake's books: Madeline,' which he
reviewed in the Academy in 187x, and Parables and Tales,' which he reviewed in
the Fortnightly in 1873. Many eminent critics have expressed a decided preference
for 'Parables and Tales' to Dr. Hake's other works, and it had the advantage of being


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HAKE (DR. T. GORDON)-continued.
enriched with the admirable illustrations of Arthur Hughes."-Saturday Review,
January, 1895.
The piece called Old Souls' is probably secure of a distinct place in the liter-
ature of our day, and we believe the same may be predicted of other poems in the
little collection just issued. Should Dr. Hake's more restricted, but lovely
and sincere contributions to the poetry of real life not find the immediate response
they deserve, he may at least remember that others also have failed to meet at once
with full justice and recognition. But we will hope for good encouragement to his
present and future work; and can at least ensure the lover of poetry that in these
simple pages he shall find not seldom a humanity limpid and pellucid-the well-spring
of a true heart, with which his tears must mingle as with their own element.
"Dr. Hake has been fortunate in the beautiful drawings which Mr. Arthur
Hughes has contributed to his little volume. No poet could have a more congenial
yoke-fellow than this gifted and imaginative artist."-D. G. ROSSETTI, in the
.Fortnightly. 1873.
HEMINGWAY (PERCY).
OUT OF EGYPT: Stories from the Threshold of the East.
Cover design by GLEESON WHITE. Crown 8vo.
3s. 6d. net.
This is a strong book."-Academy.
"This isa remarkable book. Egyptian life has seldom been portrayed from the
inside. The author's knowledge of Arabic, his sympathy with the religion
of Islam, above all his entire freedom from Western prejudice, have enabled him to
learn more of what modern Egypt really is than the average Englishman could
possibly acquire in a lifetime at Cairo or Port Said."-African Review.
"A lively and picturesque style. undoubted talent."-Manchester Guardian.
"t But seldom that the first production o. an author is so mature and so finished in
style as this. The sketches are veritable spoils of the Egyptians-gems of
sproe in a setting of clear air, sharp outlines, and wondrous skies.-Morning Leader.
This book places its author amongst those writers from whom lasting woik of
high aim is to be expected.'--The Star.
"The tale .is treated with daring directness. An impressive and
pathetic close to a story told throughout with arresting strength and simplicity "-
Daily News.
"Genuine power and pathos."-Pall Mall Gamette.
THE HAPPY WANDERER (Poems). With title design by
Charles I. ffculkes. Printed at the CHISWICK PRESS, on
hand-made paper. Sq. I6mo. 5s. net. [n the press.
HICKEY (EMILY H.).
A VOLUME OF POEMS. With a Frontispiece by MARY
E. SWAN. [In preparation.
VERSE TALES, LYRICS AND TRANSLATIONS. Printed at
the ARNOLD PRESS. 300 copies. Imp. 16mo. 5s. net.
[ Very few remain.
SMiss Hickey's Verse Tales, Lyrics, and Translations' almost invariably
reach a high level of finish and completeness. The book is a string of little rounded
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HINKSON (HENRY A.).
DUBLIN VERSES. By MEMBERS OF TRINITY COLLEGE.
Selected and Edited by H. A. HINKSON, late Scholar
of Trinity College, Dublin. Pott 4to. 5s. net.
Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co., Limited.
Includes contributions by the following :-Aubrey de Vere,
Sir Stephen de Vere, Oscar Wilde, J. K. Ingram, A. P. Graves,
J. Todhunter, W. E. H. Lecky, T. W. Rolleston, Edward
Dowden, G. A. Greene, Savage-Armstrong, Douglas Hyde,
R. Y. Tyrrell, G. N. Plunkett, W. Macneile Dixon, William
Wilkins, George Wilkins, and Edwin Hamilton.
A pleasant volume of contemporary Irish Verse. A judicious selection."
-Times.
Wherever there is a group- of Irish readers in near or far-off lands, these
SDublin Verses' will be sure to command attention and applause."-Glasgow Herald.
HINKSON (KATHARINE).
SLOES ON THE BLACKTHORN: A VOLUME OF IRISH
STORIES. Crown 8vo., 3s. 6d. net. [In preparation.

" HOBBY HORSE (THE)."
AN ILLUSTRATED ART MISCELLANY. Edited by HERBERT
P. HORNE. The Fourth Number of the New Series
will shortly appear, after which MR. MATHEWS will
publish all the numbers in a volume, price I. Is. net.
Boston: Copeland & Day.

HORNE (HERBERT P.)
DIVERSE COLORES: Poems. Vignette, &c, designed by
the Author. Printed at the CHISWICK PRESS. 256
copies. I6mo. 5s. net.
Transferred by the Author to the present Publisher.
In these few poems Mr. Horne has set before a tasteless age, and an extravagant
age, examples of poetry which, without fear or hesitation, we consider to be of t ue
and pure beauty."--Anti-yacobin.
With all his fondness for sixteenth century styles and themes, Mr. Horne is yet
sufficiently individual in his thought and manner. Much of his sentiment is quite
latter-day in tone and rendering he is a child of his time.".-Globe.
Mr. Horne's work is almost always carefully felicitous and may be compared
with beautiful filagree work in verse. He is fully, perhaps too fully, conscious of the
-value of restraint, and is certainly in need of no more culture in tne handling of verse
-of such verse as alone he cares to work in. He has already the merits of a finished
artist-or, at all events, ol an artist who is capable of the utmost finish."-Pall
Mall Gazette.







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HORNE (HERBERT P.)-continued.
The SERIES OF BOOKS begun in DIVERSI COLORS" by
Mr. HERBERT P. HORNE, will continue to be pub-
lished by Mr. Elkin Mathews.
The intention of the series is to give, in a collected and
sometimes revised form, Poems and Essays by various
writers, whose names have hitherto been chiefly asso-
ciated with the Hobby Horse. The series will be edited
by Mr. HERBERT P. Home, and will contain:
No. II. POEMS AND CAROLS. By.SELWYN IMAGE.
No. III. ESSAYS UPON MATTHEW ARNOLD. By AR-
THUR GALTON. [Immediately.
No. IV. POEMS. By ERNEST DOWSON. [Immediately.
No. V. THE LETTERS AND PAPERS OF ADAM LE-
GENDRE. [In preparation.
Each volume will contain a new title-page and ornaments
designed by the Editor; and the volumes of verse will be
uniform with "Diversi Colores."
HORTON (ALICE).
POEMS. [Shortly.
HUEFFER (OLIVER F. MADOX).
SONNETS AND POEMS. With a frontispiece. [Shortly.

HUGHES (ARTHUR).
See HAKE.

HUNT (LEIGH).
A VOLUME OF ESSAYS now collected for the first time.
Edited with a critical Introduction by R. W. M.
JOHNSON. [In the press.

IMAGE (SELWYN).
POEMS AND CAROLS. (Diversi Colores Series.-New
Volume). Title design by H. P. HORNE. Printed
on hand-made paper at the CHISWICK PRESS. I6mo.
5s. net. [fuJt ready.
"Among the artists who have turned poets will shortly have to be reckoned Mr.
Selwyn Image. A volume of poems from his pen will be published by Mr. Ellin
Mathews before long. Those who are acquainted with Mr. Selwyn Image's work
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IMAGE (SELWYN)-continued.
"No one else could have done it (i.e., written 'Poems and Carols') in just this
way, and the artist himself could have done it in no other way." A remarkable
impress of personality, and this personality of singular rarity and interest. Every
piece is perfectly composed; the mental cartooning,' to use Rossetti's phrase, has
been adequately done an air of grave and homely order union of
quaint and subtly simple homeliness, with a somewhat abstract severity. It
is a new thing, the revelation of a new poet. Here is a book which may be
trusted to outlive most contemporary literature."-Saturday Review.
An intensely personal expression of a personality of singular charm, gravity,
fancifulness, and interest; work which is alone among contemporary verse alike in
regard to substance and to form comes with more true novelty than any
book of verse published in England for some years."-A-thenaum.'
Some men seem to avoid fame as sedulously as the majority seekit. Mr.Selwyn
Image is one of these. He has achieved a charming fame by his very shyness and
mystery. His very name has a look ot having been designed by the Century Guild,
and it was certainly first published in The Century Guild Hobby Horse."-The Realm.
"In the tiny little volume of verse, 'Poems and Carols,' by Selwyn Image,
we discern a note of spontaneous inspiration, a delicate and graceful fancy, and
considerable, but unequal, skill of versification. The Carols are skilful reproductions
of that rather archaic form of composition, devotional in tone and felicitous in
sentiment. Love and nature are the principal themes of the Poems. It is difficult
not to be hackneyed in the treatment of such themes, but Mr. Image successfully
overcomes the difficulty."-The Times.
The Catholic movement in literature, a strong reality to-day in England as in
France, if working within narrow limits, has its newest interpretation in Mr. Selwyn
Image's 'Poems and Carols.' Of course the book is charming to look at and to
handle, since it is his. The Chiswick Press and Mr. Mathews have helped him to
realize his design."-The Sketch.

ISHAM FACSIMILE REPRINTS; Nos. III. and IV.
See BRETON and SOUTHWELL.
*,* New Elizabethan Literature at the British Museum, see
The Times, 31 August, 1894, also Notes and Queries, Sept., 1894.
[By the Author of The Art of Thomas Hardy].
JOHNSON (LIONEL).
POEMS. With a title design and colophon by H. P. HORNE.
Printed at the CHISWICK PRESS, on hand-made paper.
Sq. post 8vo. 5s. net.
Also, 25 special copies at 15s. net.
Boston : Cofeland and Day.
Full of delicate fancy, and display much lyrical grace and felicity."-Times.
"An air of solidity, combined with something also of severity, is the first
impression one receives from these pages. The poems are more massive
than most lyrics are; they aim at dignity and attain it. This is, we believe, the first
book of verse that Mr. Johnson has published; and we would say, on a first reading,
that for a first book it was remarkably mature. And so it is, in its accomplishment,
its reserve of strength, its unfaltering style. Whatever form his writing
takes, it will be the expression of a rich mind, and a rare talent."-Saturday Review.










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JOHNSON (LIONEL)-continued.
"Mr. Lionel Johnson's poems have the advantage of a two-fold inspiration.
Many of these austere strains could never have been written if he had not been
steeped in the most golden poetry of the Greeks; while, on the other hand, side by
side with the mellifluous chanting, there comes another note, mild, sweet, and
unsophisticated-the very bird-note of Celtic poetry. And then again one comes on
a very ripe and affluent, as of one who has spoiled the very goldenest harvests of song
ofcultivated ages Mr. Johnson's poetry is concerned with lofty things and
is never less than passionately sincere. It is sane, high-minded, and full of felicities."
-Illustrated London News.
"The most obvious characteristics of Mr. Johnson's verse are dignity and
distinction; but beneath these one feels a passionate poetic impulse, and a grave
fascinating music passes from end to end of the volume."-Realm.
"1 It is at once stately and passionate, austere, and free. His passion has a sane
mood: his fire a white heat. Once again it is the Celtic spirit that makes
for higher things. Mr. Johnson's muse is concerned only with the highest. Her
flight is as of a winged thing, that goes higher still and higher,' and has few
flutterings near earth."-Irish Daily Independent.
JOHNSON (EFFIE).
IN THE FIRE, AND OTHER FANCIES. With frontispiece
by WALTER CRANE. Imperial 16mo. 3s. 6d. net.
LAMB (CHARLES).
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. With an Introduction by
ANDREW LANG. Facsimile Reprint of the rare First
Edition. With 8 choice stipple engravings in brown
ink, after the originalplates. Royal 16mo. 3s. 6d. net.
Transferred to the present Publisher.
LEGENDRE (ADAM),
THE LETTERS AND PAPERS OF. (Diversi Colors Series.)
[In preparation.
MARSON (REV. C. L.).
A VOLUME OF SHORT STORIES. [In preparation.
MARSTON (PHILIP BOURKE).
A LAST HARVEST: LYRICS AND SONNETS FROM THE
BOOK OF LOVE. Edited, with Biographical Sketch,
by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON. 500 copies. Printed
by MILLER & SON. Post 8vo. 5s. net.
[ Very few remain.
Also 50 copies on hand-made L.P. Ios. 6d. net.
[ Very few remain.
"Among the sonnets with which the volume concludes, there are some fine
examples of a form of verse in which all competent authorities allow that Marstons
excelled 'The Breadth and Beauty of the Spacious Night,' 'To All in Haven,"
'Friendship and Love,' 'Love's Deserted Palace'-these, to mention no others,.
have the 'high seriousness' which Matthew Arnold made the test of true poetry."-
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MASON (A. E. W.).
A ROMANCE OF WASTDALE. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. net.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Comnpany.

MEYNELL (WILFRID).
THE CHILD SET IN THE MIDST. By MODERN POETS.
With Introduction by W. MEYNELL, and Facsimile of
the MS. of the "Toys" by COVENTRY PATMORE.
Royal 16mo. 3s. 6d. net.
MORRIS (WILLIAM).
See GASKIN.
MORRISON (G. E.).
ALONZO QUIXANO, otherwise DON QUIXOTE: being a
dramatization of the Novel of CERVANTES, and espe-
cially of those parts which he left unwritten. Cr. 8vo.
is. net.
"This play, distinguished and full of fine qualities, is a brave attempt to enrich
our poetic drama. The reverence shown for Cervantes, the care to preserve
intact the characteristics the Spanish master lingered over so humorously, yet so
lovingly, have led Mr. Morrison to deserved and notable success."-Academy.
MUSA CATHOLICA.
Selected and Edited by MRS. WILLIAM SHARP.
[In preparation.
MURRAY (ALMA).
PORTRAIT AS BEATRICE CENCI. With Critical Notice
containing Four Letters from ROBERT BROWNING.
8vo. 2s. net.
NOEL (HON. RODEN).
MY SEA, and other posthumous Poems. With an Intro-
duction by STANLEY ADDLESHAW. Cr. 8vo. 3s. 6d.
net. [Immediately.
SELECTED LYRICS FROM THE WORKS OF THE LATE HON.
RODEN NOEL. With a Biographical and Critical
Essay by PERCY ADDLESHAW. Illustrated with I'wo
Portraits, including a reproduction of the famous picture
by W. B. RICHMOND, R.A. [In preparation.









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NOEL (HON. RODEN)-continued.
POOR PEOPLE'S CHRISTMAS. Printed at the AYLESBURY
PRESS. 250 copies. i6mo. Is. net.
[ Very few remain.
"Displays the author at his best .... Mr. Noel always has something
to say worth saying, and his technique-though like Browning, he is too intent upon
idea to bestow all due care upon form-is generally sufficient and sometimes
masterly. We hear too seldom from a poet of such deep and kindly sympathy."-
Sunday Times.

O'SULLIVN (VINCENT).
POEMS. With a title-design by SELWYN IMAGE.
[In preparation.
POWELL (F. YORK).
See CORBIN.

PROBYN (MAY).
PANSIES: A BOOK OF POEMS. With a title-page and cover
design by MINNIE MATHEWS. Fcap. 8vo. 3s. 6d. net.
"Miss Probyn's new volume is a slim one, but rare in quality. She is no mere
pretty verse maker; her spontaneity and originality are beyond question, and so far
as colour and picturesqueness go, only Mr. Francis Thompson rivals her among the
English Catholic poets of to-day."-Sketch.
This too small book is a mine of the purest poetry, very holy, and very
refined, and removed as far as possible from the tawdry or the common-place."-Irish
Mothly.
"The religious poems are in their way perfect, with a tinge of the mysticism
one looks forin the poetryof two centuries ago, but so seldom meets with nowadays."
-Catholic Times.
Full of a delicate devotional sentiment and much metrical felicity."-Times.

RHYMERS' CLUB, THE SECOND BOOK OF TflE.
Contributions by E. DowsoN, E. J. ELLIS, G. A. GREENE,
A. HILLIER, LIONEL JOHNSON, RICHARD LE GAL-
LIENNE, VICTOR PLARR, E. RADFORD, E. RHYS,
T. W. ROLLESTONE, ARTHUR SYMONS, J. TOD-
HUNTER, W. B. YEATS. Printed by MILLER & SON.
500 copies (of which 400 are for sale). 16mo. 5s. net.
50 copies on hand-made L.P. Ios. 6d. net.
New York : Dodd, Mead &7 Co.
"The work of twelve very competent verse writers, many of them not unknown
to fame. This form of publication is not a new departure exactly, but it is a recur-
rence to the excellent fashion of the Elizabethan age, when 'England's Helicon,'
Davison's L Poetical Rhapsody,' and Phoenix Nest,' with scores of other collections,
contained the best songs of the best song-writers of that tuneful epoch."-Black and
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RHYMERS' CLUB, SECOND BOOK OF THE-continued.
"The future of these thirteen writers, who have thus banded themselves
together, will be watched with interest. Already there is fulfilment in their work,
and there is much promise." -Speaker.
"In the intervals of Welsh rarebit and stout provided for them at the Cheshire
Cheese,' in Fleet Street, the members of the Rhymers' Club have produced some very
pretty poems, which Mr. Elkin Mathews has issued in his notoriously dainty
manner."-Pall Mall Gaxette.
SCHAFF (DR. P.).
LITERATURE AND POETRY: Papers on Dante, Latin
Hymns, &c. Portrait and Plates. Ioo copies only.
8vo. Ios. net. [Very few remain.
SCULL (W. DELAPLAINE).
THE GARDEN OF THE MATCHBOXES, and other Stories.
Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. net. [In preparation.
SHARP (WILLIAM).
ECCE PUELLA AND OTHER PROSE IMAGININGS. Cr. 8vo.
3s. 6d. net.
SONG OF SONGS, WHICH IS SOLOMON'S.
Twenty Drawings from designsby ALTHEA GYLES. 4to.
One Guinea net.
Also 25 copies on special paper, Two Guineas net.
[In preparation.
[Isham Facsimile Reprint].
S[OUTHWELL] (R[OBERT). .
A FOVREFOVLD MEDITATION, OF THE FOUR LAST
THINGS. COMPOSED IN A DIUINE POEME. By R. S.
The author of S. Peter's complaint. London, 1606.
A Facsimile Reprint, with a Bibliographical Note by
CHARLES EDMONDS. 150 copies. Printed on hand-
made paper at the CHISWICK PRESS. Roy. 16mo.
5s. net.
Also 50 copies, large paper. 7s. 6d. net.
Facsimile reprint from the unique fragment discovered in the autumn of 1867 by
Mr. Charles Edmonds in a disused lumber room at Lamport Hall, Northants, and
lately purchased by the British Museum authorities. This fragment supplies the first
sheet of a previously unknown poem by Robert Southwell, the Roman Catholic poet,
whose religious fervour lends a pathetic beauty to everything that he wrote, and
future editors of Southwell's works will find it necessary to give it close study. The
whole of the Poem has been completed from two MS. copies, which differ in the
number of Stanzas.
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SYMONDS (JOHN ADDINGTON).
IN THE KEY OF BLUE, AND OTHER PROSE ESSAYS.
With cover designed by C. S. RICKETTS. Printed at
the BALLANTYNE PRESS. Third Edition. Thick
cr. 8vo. 8s. 6d. net.
New York: Macmillan &' Co.
The variety of Mr. Symonds' interests! Here are criticisms upon the Venetian
Tiepolo, upon M. Zola, upon Medisval Norman Songs, upon Elizabethan lyrics,
upon Plato's and Dante's ideals of love; and not a sign anywhere, except may be in
the last, that he has more concern for, or knowledge of, one theme than another.
Add to these artistic themes the delighted records of English or Italian scenes, with
their rich beauties of nature or of art, and the human passions that inform them.
How joyous a sense of great possessions won at no man's hurt or loss must such a
man retain."-Daily Chronicle.
"Some of the essays are very charming, in Mr. Symonds' best style, but the
first one, that which gives its name to the volume, is at least the most curious of the
lot."-Speaker.
"The other essays are the work of a sound and sensible critic."-National
Observer.
"The literary essays are more restrained, and the prepared student will find them
full of illumination and charm, while the descriptive papers have the attractiveness
which Mr. Symonds always gives to work in this genre."-MR. JAS. ASHCROFT
NOBLE, in The Literary World.
TENNYSON (LORD).
See HALLAM,-VAN DYKE.
TODHUNTER (DR. JOHN).
A SICILIAN IDYLL. With a Frontispiece by WALTER
CRANE. Printed at the CHISWICK PRESS. 250 copies.
Imp. 16mo. 5s. net. 50 copies hand-made L.P. Fcap.
4to. Ios. 6d. net. [ Very few remain.
"t He combines his notes skilfully, and puts his own voice, so to speak, into
them, and the music that results is sweet and of a pastoral tunefulness."-Speaker.
The blank verse is the true verse of pastoral, quiet and scholarly, with frequent
touches of beauty. The echoes of Theocritus and of the classics at large are modest
and felicitous."-Anti-tacobin.
A charming little pastoral play in one act. The verse is singularly graceful,
and many bright gems of wit sparkle in the dialogues."-Literary World.
Well worthy of admiration for its grace and delicate finish, its clearness, and
its compactness."-Athenoum.
Also the following works by the same Author transferred
to the present Publisher, viz. :-LAURELLA, and other
Poems, 5s. net.-ALCESTIS, a Dramatic Poem, 4s. net.
-A STUDY OF SHELLEY, 5s. 6d. net.-FOREST SONGS,
and other Poems, 3s. net.-THFE BANSHEE, 3s. net.-
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TYNAN (KATHARINE).
See HINKSON.

VAN DYKE (HENRY).
THE POETRY OF TENNYSON. Third Edition, enlarged.
Cr. 8vo. 5s. 6d. net.
The additions consist of a Portrait, Two Chapters, and the
Bibliography expanded. The Laureate himselfgave valuable
aid in correcting various details.
"Mr. Elkin Mathews publishes a new edition, revised and enlarged, of that
excellent work, 'The Poetry of Tennyson,' by Henry Van Dyke. The additions
are considerable. It is extremely interesting to go over the bibliographical notes
to see the contemptuous or, at best, contemptuously patronising tone of the reviewers
in the early thirties gradually turning to civility, to a loud chorus of applause."-
Anti-~acobin.
Considered as an aid to the study of the Laureate, this labour of love merits
warm commendation. Its grouping of the poems, its bibliography and chronology,
its catalogue of Biblical allusion and quotations, are each and all substantial accessories
to the knowledge of the author."-DR. RICHARD GARNETT, in the Illustrated
London News.

WATSON (E. H. LACON).
THE UNCONSCIOUS HUMOURIST, AND OTHER ESSAYS.
[In preparation.

[Mr. Wedmores Short Stories. New and Uniform Issue.
Crown 8vo., each Volume 3s. 6d. net.]

WEDMORE (FREDERICK).
PASTORALS OF FRANCE. Fourth Edition. Crown 8vo.
3s. 6d. net. [Ready.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
"A writer in whom delicacy of literary touch is united with an almost disem-
bodied fineness ofsentiment."-Atkenaoum.
Of singular quaintness and beauty."-Contemporary Review.
"The stories are exquisitely told."-The World.
"'Delicious idylls, written with Mr. Wedmore's fascinating command of
sympathetic incident, and with his characteristic charm of style."-Illustratd London
News.
4" The publication of the Pastorals' may be said to have revealed, not only a new
talent, but anewliterary genre. The charm of the writing never fails."-Bookman
In their simplicity, their tenderness, their quietude, their truthfulness to the
remote life that they depict, 'Pastorals of France' are almost perfect."-Spectatr.









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RENUNCIATIONS. Third Edition. With a Portrait by
J. J. SHANNON. Cr. 8vo. 3s. 6d. net. [Ready.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
These are clever studies in polite realism.''-Atheneum.
L They are quite unusual. The picture of Richard Pelse, with his one moment
of romance, is exquisite."-St. Yames's Gazette.
S"'The Chemist in the Suburbs,' in Renunciations,' is a pure joy. The
story of Richard Pelse's life is told with a power not unworthy of the now disabled -
hand that drew for us the lonely old age of M. Parent."-MR. TRAILL, in The
New Review.
The book belongs to the highest order of imaginative work. Renunciations'
are studies from the life-pictures which make plain to us some of the innermost
workings of the heart."-Academy.
"Mr. Wedmore has gained for himself an enviable reputation. His style has
distinction, has form. He has the poet's secret how to bring out the beauty of
common things. 'The Chemist in the Suburbs,' in 'Renunciations,' is his
masterpiece."-Saturday Review.
We congratulate Mr. Wedmore on his vivid, wholesome, and artistic work, so
full of suppressed feeling and of quiet strength."-Standard.

ENGLISH EPISODES. Second Edition. Cr. 8vo. 3s. 6d.
net. [Ready.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Distinction is the characteristic of Mr. Wedmore's manner. These things
remain on the mind as things seen ; not read of."-Daily News.
"A penetrating insight, a fine pathos. Mr. Wedmore is a peculiarly fine and
sane and carefully deliberate artist."-Westminster Gazette.
"In 'English Episodes' we have another proof of Mr. Wedmore's unique
position among the writers of fiction of the day. We hardly think of his short
volumes as stories,' but rather as hfe-secrets and hearts' blood, crystalised somehow,
and, in their jewel-form, cut with exceeding skill by the hand of a master-workman.'
The faultless episode of the 'Vicar of Pimlico' is the best in loftiness of
purpose and keeness of interest; but the Fitting Obsequies' is its equal on different
lines, and deserves to be a classic."- World.
"' English Episodes' are worthy successors of 'Pastorals' and 'Renunciations,'
and with them should represent a permanent addition to Literature."-Academy.
There may also be had the Collected Edition (1893) of" Pastorals
of France" and "Renunciations," with Title-page by
John Fulleylove, R.. 5s. net.

WICKSTEED (P. H., Warden of University Hall).
DANTE: SIX SERMONS.
** A FOURTH EDITION. (Unaltered Reprint). Cr. 8vo.
2s. net.
It is impossible not to be struck wtth the reality and earnestness with which
Mr. Wicksteed seeks to do justice to what are the supreme elements of the Commedia,
its spiritual significance, and the depth and insight ofits moral teaching."-Guardian.








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WYNNE (FRANCES).
WHISPER! A Volume of Verse. Fcap. 8vo. buckram.
2s. 6d. net.
Transferred by the Author to the present Publisher.
"A little volume of singularly sweet and graceful poems, hardly one of which
can be read by any lover of poetry without definite pleasure, and everyone who reads
either of them without is, we venture to say, unable to appreciate that play of light
and shadow on the heart ofman which is of the very essence of poetry."-Spectator.
The book includes, to my humble taste, many very charming pieces, musical,
simple, straightforward and not as sad as night.' It is long since I have read a more
agreeable volume of verse, successful up to the measure of its aims and ambitions."-
MR. ANDREW LANG, in Longman's Magazine.
YEATS (W. B.).
THE SHADOWY WATERS. A Poetic Play. [In preparation.
THE WIND AMONG THE REEDS (Poems). [In preparation.


MR. ELKIN MATHEWS holds likewise the only copies of the
following Books printed at the Private Press of the REV.
C. HENRY DANIEL, Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
BRIDGES (ROBERT).
THE GROWTH OF LOVE. Printed in Fell's old English
type, on Whatman paper. Ioo copies. Fcap. 4to.
3. 3s. net.
SHORTER POEMS. Printed in Fell's old English type, on
Whatmanpaper. Ioo copies. Five Parts. Fcap. 4to.
2. 12s. 6d. net. [ Very few remain.

HYMNI ECCLESIE CVRA HENRICI DANIEL.
Small 8vo. (1882), I. 15s. net.

BLAKE HIS SONGS OF INNOCENCE.
Sq. 16mo. Ioo copies only. 15s. net.
MILTON ODE ON THE NATIVITY.
Sq. 16mo. Ios. 6d. net.

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