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 Eight. Monthly from October to June
"A book is, I think, in its best meaning, an offer of friendship from
him who writes to him who reads." -Alexander Meiklejohn.
MUSIC BY NEW HAMPSHIRE COMPOSERS IN THE LIBRARY
Beach, Mrs. H. H. A.-Peter Pan, chorus for women's voices.
MacDowell, Edward A.-
New England idyls.
Manton, Robert W.-
Four marine sketches for the pianoforte.
A full sea rolls and thunders.
A June night in Washington.
New Hampshire idylls.
The day grows old.
Richards, Alfred E.-Mon p'tit brave soldat.
Speare, Mrs. Eva A.-Our New Hampshire home.
HISTORY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
DAYS OF THE COLONISTS, by Louise Lamprey.
One of the "Great days in American history series." This one deals
with episodes in the lives of the early settlers, in which children are either
active participants or silent observers. Many of the stories are familiar
but in a fresh presentation; others not so familiar are about well known
characters such as Roger Williams, Thomas Jefferson, Peter Schuyler.
Miss Lamprey has kept the true basic facts but added background and con-
versation to make them more real.
The rest of the series are "Days of the Discoverers," dealing with the
Northmen, Drake, Columbus and others; "Days of the Commanders" in
which are many stories of the revolutionary period. In "Days of the
Pioneers" are found Hamilton, Robert Fulton, General Jackson and those
brave families that ventured into the interior. The Civil War is well
treated in "Days of the Leaders."
THE GATEWAY TO AMERICAN HISTORY, by Randolph G. Adams.
An unusual collection of seventy-five illustrations supplemented by an
explanatory text, depicting the events which led to the discovery and
early settlement of North America. While the book is particularly adapted
for school children, the pictures should interest many readers, for the
originals are rare and almost inaccessible to the public.
RED RUST, by Cornelia James Cannon.
A vivid and true picture of life in a Swedish settlement in Minnesota.
The dream of Matt Swenson's life was to produce a wheat that would be
immune to the devastating disease known as Red rust. Patient plodding
experiments guided by the "Origin of Species," form the vital interest of
himself, his wife and foster children, and finally bring success. Poverty,
tragedy and the endless labor of pioneer life are borne with rare courage
and cheerfulness and his household is notable for kindliness and affection.
This book has been greeted as a first novel of distinction.
THE POOR GENTLEMAN, by Ian Hay Beith.
A thrilling tale of a second general strike in England, directed by a
gang of villainous international revolutionaries. A blind hero, an uncere-
monious English family, and a charming love affair, are the other in-
THE MAN WHO KNEW COOLIDGE, being the soul of Lowell Schmalz,
constructive and Nordic citizen, by Sinclair Lewis.
Monologues by himself reveal the smug and vulgar soul and empty
mind of a friend of George Babbitt and fervid admirer of Elmer Gantry.
Service and Practicalness are his ideals. "Service" he defines as imagina-
tion, and describes as the art of fooling the other fellow; "Practicalness"
is superbly reached in the advertisement that combines "straight selling
talk, the joyous spirit of the holiday season, the most delicate intimacies
of young love and a cleverly worked in quotation from Holy Writ." The
first section of the book appeared in the American Mercury.
RECENT ACCESSIONS-CIVIL ENGINEERING
625.7-A266-Agg & Brindley-Highway administration and finance.
628-E33-Ehlers-Municipal and rural sanitation.
628.2-F965-Fuller-Solving sewage problems.
625.84-H319-Harrison-Concrete highway construction.
625.7-H876-Hubbard-Highway inspectors handbook.
624.23-H885-Hudson-Plate girder design.
624.15-J17-Jacoby-Foundation of bridges.
624-K43-Ketchum-Structural engineers handbook.
388-M165-McClintock-Street traffic control.
628.2-M588-Metcalf-Sewerage and sewage disposal.
693.5-S966-Sutherland-Reinforced concrete design.
625.1-075-Orrock-Railroad structures and estimates.
625.7-W676-Wiley-Principles of highway engineering.
A PAGEANT OF INDIA, by Adolph Waley.
Mahatma Gandhi and Miss Mayo's "Mother India" have recently
focused attention upon one of the oldest of countries which has within
its borders many races and at least three great religions-Hinduism,
Mohammedanism and Buddhism. The Pageant of India is an account of
its history from the earliest beginnings to the coming of the British East
India Company and the passing of the Empire of the Grand Moghuls. It
is a story of the rise and fall of empires, of constant strife, and of the
mingling of many peoples.
SAFARI, a saga of the African blue, by Martin Johnson.
Shooting the wild animal life of Africa for future generations with a
camera is just as exciting and far more profitable and humane than with a
gun. Safari presents a wonderful new picture of lions in their natural
habitat, of the nobility of elephants, of the fierce old rhinos, of monkeys,
giraffes, hyenas and other animals in jungle and desert and with enough
adventure in a few short years to last a life-time. The illustrations are
unusually valuable and interesting.
The infallible sign of a tourist has for many years been the little red
Baedeker tucked under his arm. In these guides the material is arranged
according to suggested routes. Good indexes make it possible to find
references easily. The Library has:
Les bords du Rhin de la frontier suisse a la frontier de Hollande.
The Dominion of Canada, with Newfoundland and Alaska. 1922.
Italy: Southern Italy, Sicily, and excursions to the Lipari Islands,
Tunis, Sardinia, Malta and Athens. 1873.
Italy; from the Alps to Naples. 1909.
Northern Germany. 1873.
The Rhine from the Dutch to the Alsatian frontier. 1926.
Southern Germany and Austria. 1873.
BLUE GUIDES, edited by Muirhead.
The Blue Guides are in a way rivals of the Baedeker. The arrange-
ment and kind of material included is much the same. Maps of cities and
buildings are more profuse and slightly better. The chief advantage of
the Blue Guides is that they have been compiled recently.
Southern Italy. 1925.
Paris and its environs. 1924.
Northeastern France. 1922.
Belgium and the western front. 1926.
Northern Italy. 1924.
London and its environs. 1927.
The French Alps. 1923.
The editor of this "American Baedeker" series, Arthur Fremont
Rider, has tried to secure first hand verification for every detail. It has
meant a vast amount of research.
New York City. 1924.
CLARA E. LAUGHLIN'S GUIDES.
For the inexperienced and especially for the feminine traveller, these
guides are excellent. Trips are planned, information given, restaurants
and places to shop are suggested-all in a readable and chatty style.
So you're going to England! 1926.
So you're going to Italy! 1925.
So you're going to Paris! 1925.
A CHEERFUL BOOK
SINGING IN THE RAIN, by Anne Shannon Monroe.
Refreshing thoughts of a smile-maker, a brave soul passing gaily over
obstacles to the high places beyond. This is a book in a thousand from a
heart of gold with many hints toward happier living and a sure remedy
for the blues, and withal, it is intensely practical.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
NEW BOOK CLUBS.
The latest clubs or organizations inaugurated to select books for
their members are The Catholic Literary Guild, which will select and
send out books approved by Catholic teachings; The Freethought Book
of the Month Club which will select volumes from a Freethought or
Atheistic point of view; The Crime Club which under the auspices of
Doubleday, Doran & Co., selects the outstanding volume of detective fiction
Gabriel Wells, the New York rare book dealer has recently presented
to the Library of Congress in Washington, an oil painting of Johann
Gutenberg, by an unknown artist. Along with the picture Mr. Wells has
given a leaf from the first substantial product of the Gutenberg Press,
the Latin Bible printed about 1450-55.
DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY.
The first volume of the Dictionary of American Biography under the
editorship of Prof. Allen Johnson of Yale and the American Council of
Learned Societies will be issued this spring. This work patterned after
the Dictionary of National Biography will include twenty main volumes
and several supplements and will give the biographies of sixteen thousand
A centennial celebration for Henrick Ibsen was held in Norway in
March. Robert Underwood Johnson, formerly ambassador to Italy, rep-
resented the United States.
"Without books, God is silent, justice dormant, natural science at
a stand, philosophy lame, letters dumb, and all things involved in Cim-
merian darkness." -Thomas Bartholin.