THE LIBRARY LANTERN
"Inside a good stout lantern hung its light"-Browning
Hamilton Smith Library, University of New Hampshire,
Durham, New Hampshire
WILLARD P. LEWIS, Librarian
"Entered as second-class matter October 10, 1927, at the post office at Durham, New Hampshire,
under the act of August 24, 1912."
Volume Three, Number Three Monthly from October to June
"Dreams, books, are each a world,
and books we know,
Are a substantial world."
POET, PHILOSOPHER, POLITICIAN
THAT MAN HEINE, a biography by Lewis Browne.
How cruel the world was to Heine! Poverty, ill-health, dissipation
were his life-long companions, yet his lyrical poems are of unsurpassed
beauty. Born in 1796, a German Jew, scorned most of his life on account
of his race, Heine never fully conquered his feeling of inferiority. He was
extremely sensitive and took refuge in sarcasm and poetry.
TRANSITION, a mental autobiography by Will Durant.
The author of "The Story of Philosophy" takes the title of his biogra-
phy from the period of transition in religion and the social order out of
which we are now struggling. The suffering he caused his family and him-
self when his inquiring mind forced him to give up his childhood religion;
and later his rejection of Socialism and Anarchy, are of great interest be-
cause they are typical of the turmoil felt by countless others.
ALFRED E. SMITH, a critical study by Henry F. Pringle.
Al Smith looms large on the horizon just now. In view of the coming
Democratic convention this well-written biography should be popular.
Mr. Pringle tries to show the forces that have raised Al Smith from "The
Sidewalks of New York" to the governorship of New York and also to con-
sider the question of whether or not he is of presidential timber.
"Books are the playground of the imagination. In them you'll find
FOR GROWN-UP CHILDREN
I KNOW A SECRET, by Christopher Morley.
Mr. Morley has succeeded unquestionably in writing one of those rare
children's books which grown-ups steal for their own. This book is about
the doings of the dogs, the rabbits, the cats and the other animals on the
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Roslyn Estates, with the Mistletoe family as a background. If you don't
believe that animals go on picnics, go camping, and write books, you will
not enjoy this book. But if you do believe such things, and of course you
do, you will not want to put the book aside until you have read about the
Green Arbor Tea Room, the snail Escargot, and all the rest.
A BOOK LOVER'S BOOK
THE KINGDOM OF BOOKS, by William D. Orcutt.
Aldus Manutius is the "Open Sesame" to this treasure chest of good
things for the bibliophile. Beautiful printing, binding and illustrations at-
tract the eye. Chapters on famous printers, book-stalls on the Seine, in-
cunabula, book illustration, book-binding and finally an account of the
Plantin-Moretus printing-house in Antwerp draw his thought and interest.
FOR THE COLLECTOR
AMERICAN GLASS, by Mary H. Northend.
A book of delight is this fascinating story of glass, starting from "The
tradition that glass was the product of divine wrath, having occurred
when fire from heaven vitrified the bricks which too ambitious mortals
were using to build the "Tower of Babel," and running thru the years to
Venice, to Sandwich, Massachusetts, to Keene and Stoddard, New Hamp-
The many photographs from the author's own collection add greatly
to the value and attractiveness of the volume.
THREE THRILLING TALES
GILMAN OF REDFORD, by William Stearns Davis.
In a remarkable blending of history and fiction, Roger Gilman relates
the exciting events of the years from 1770 to the outbreak of the Revolu-
tionary War in Boston. Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, the
Common, Harvard Yard, Concord River appear in a freshness most ap-
pealing to New Englanders. A bit quaint but thoroly interesting to
lovers of historical novels.
RIGHT OFF THE MAP, by C. E. Montague.
A powerful satire on war, portraying the utter disregard of honest
effort, common sense and military ability and showing the influence of big
business, a vacillating press and an avaricious government. The only
heroic character is Willan, an old soldier, who in spite of handicaps does
valiantly by his army and is rewarded by being hanged. Thought-provok-
THE QUEST OF YOUTH, by Jeffrey Farnol.
Sir Marmaduke in need of diversion, seeks the bypaths and meets Eve-
Ann, a Quakeress with whom he travels toward London. On the road they
meet all the regular Farnol wayfarers, the Fiddler, Pedler, Witch and
murderers. Full of pathos, mild mystery and utter improbabilities but de-
"Better read the best books first, else you may not have time to read
them at all."
A REAL COW-BOY
RIATA AND SPURS, by Charles A. Siringo.
The real diary of a real cow-boy and cattle-ranger from boyhood to old
age. In its pages crowded with incident one finds a vivid picture of the
wild west from Civil War times onward-almost to the present. Such
desperate characters as Billy the Kid, John Wesley Harden, Wild Bill
Hickok and many others appear-also buffalo herds, cattle drives, and con-
flicts with bad men and Indians. Thru it all the author tells his own part
of the story modestly yet interestingly and incidentally reveals much of
the psychology of the old time cow-boy.
AN OUTLINE OF KNOWLEDGE
THE NEW UNIVERSE, an outline of the worlds in which we live, by
An outline of man's relation to the universe comprising evolution in its
widest sense, social relations, and modern philosophy. There are four
main divisions: Studies in matter, or the world as a scientific fact; Studies
in social policy; Studies in personal values; and General ideas of the world.
This mass of facts is so well-organized and leavened with humor and phi-
losophy that it is extremely readable. The author is professor of Contem-
porary Thought at Northwestern University and the book is decidedly
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN AGAIN
NOW THAT WE ARE SIX, by A. A. Milne.
The Christopher Robin whose acquaintance was so enthusiastically
made "When We Were Very Young" appears again "Now That We Are
Six." It is a worthy successor in every way to the first volume and will
have as wide a circle of readers all of whom will not be children. The ex-
cellent illustrations are responsible for part of the charm of both books.
A psychological novel which with great deliberation reveals much of
human nature and human motives. Thru the musings of Mrs. Dalloway
and other characters her whole life is pictured tho the action of the book
covers but a single day. She is a woman of grace, serenity and charm and
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE.
This covers a longer period and is likewise practically without plot, but
leaves with the reader beautiful pictures and phrases. Mrs. Woolf is the
daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen and ranks with the new and radical Eng-
lish novelists. Her writings have a conciseness and beauty that is very
"There is something more in learning and something more in life than
a mere knowledge of science, a mere acquisition of wealth, a mere striv-
ing for place and power. Our colleges will fail in their duty to their stu-
dents unless they are able to inspire them with a broader understanding
of the spiritual meaning of science, of literature, and of the arts."-Presi-
dent Coolidge at the dedication of Lincoln Memorial Library, South Dakota
"A wise education and so judicious reading, should leave no great type
of thought, no dominant phase of human nature, wholly a blank. Wheth-
er our reading be great or small, so far as it goes, it should be general."
Frederick Harrison in "The Choice of Books."
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE.
The Library desires to thank individually and collectively all of the
many people who contributed their effort and possessions so willingly to
the success of its Open House. We hope that the presence of over six
hundred people on that occasion may be an omen of greatly increased in-
terest in books and reading and may result in a wider field of usefulness
and service on the part of the Library.
INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY COMMITTEE.
By vote of representatives of fourteen national library associations at
the British Library Association meeting in Edinburgh in September, an
International Library Committee was formed to plan for cooperative li-
brary movements and international library conferences.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO COLLEGE PEOPLE.
The over-population of the college. James Rowland Angell. October
The chaos called college. George T. W. Patrick. November Forum.
Chaos or cosmos in American education. Henry W. Holmes. October
The question of the women's colleges. By seven executives of seven
famous women's colleges. November Atlantic.
College men in the big league. Francis Wallace. October Scribner's.
Should our colleges educate? Gerald W. Johnson. November Harper's.
Breaking the academic lock-step. Frank Aydelotte. School and So-
ciety. October 1, 1927.
Who should go to college? Frank L. McVey. School and Society. Oc-
tober 1, 1927.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
SIX BEST SELLERS.
FICTION-Jalna, by Mazo de la Roche; Kitty, by Warwick Deeping;
The Grandmothers, by Glenway Wescott; Death Comes to the Archbishop,
by Willa Cather; A Good Woman, by Louis Bromfield; Dusty Answer, by
NON-FICTION-Trader Horn, by Horn and Lewis; We, by Charles
A. Lindbergh; Napoleon, by Emil Ludwig; What Can a Man Believe, by
Bruce Barton; The Story of Philosophy, by Will Durant; The Revolt in the
Desert, by T. E. Lawrence.
The publishing houses of Doubleday, Page & Company and the George
H. Doran Company have been joined and commencing with January 1,
1928, their books will be issued under the firm name of Doubleday, Doran