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 Nine Monthly from October to June
Fifteen great books of approximately the same dates as Creasy's
Fifteen Decisive Battles, have proved of more worth to the world than the
battles, in the opinion of Dr. J. I. Wyer, Director of the New York State
Library. What do you think?
Arminius over Varus ......
490 B. C.
413 B. C.
331 B. C.
207 B. C.
451 A. D.
732 A. D.
1066 A. D.
Joan of Arc ........................ 1429 A. D.
Spanish Armada ............ 1588 A. D.
Blenheim ........................... 1704 A. D.
Pultowa ............................ 1709 A. D.
Saratoga ........................... 1777 A. D.
Valmy ............................... 1792 A. D.
Waterloo ........................... 1815 A. D.
Augustine's City of God
Chanson de Rolande and Morte
Imitation of Christ
Wealth of Nations
Comte's Positive Philosophy
Origin of Species
Ink," Indianapolis Public Library.
A MODERN ODYSSEY
ODUM, HOWARD W. Rainbow round my shoulder; the blue trail of
A sociological study of the black laborer, a wanderer all over the
states, never staying "in one place mo'n four weeks, leastwise never mo'n
five." In jail, on the road, working at hundreds of jobs, living almost
as an animal, black Ulysses never loses his ability to enjoy life and make
a song. Perhaps it is fiction but it typifies the negro of the lowest unmoral
class, who as a matter of course matches his experiences with others in
camp. Part prose, part poems and songs, illustrated with black and white
prints, the book is of the utmost interest.
V,6 A 'k
BYRD, RICHARD E. Skyward.
A history of the development of aeronautics in the United States, with
instances for illustration from the author's own pioneering in the air. The
story is so vividly descriptive that the reader almost becomes an active
participant in the thrilling adventures.
BOOKS FOR ALL TIME
THE PRINCE, by Nicolo Macchiavelli.
Macchiavelli's one ultimate aim was the unification of Italy and his
one dominating principle of government that the end justifies the means.
His name has been coined as an English word to indicate that principle of
government. His greatest book is a description of the ideal prince and his
methods of rule and is dedicated to Lorenzo di Medici. "Till the code by
which states regulate their mutual relations shall be as just as that which
individuals respect, the Prince cannot lose its interest or significance."
GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL, by Francois Rabelais.
The five books which compose this work are concerned with the lives
of the giant Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. These wise and good
rulers, tolerant, kind, successful in war and generous to their enemies are
in strong contrast to the stupid grasping Picrochole, a neighboring king
who is soon humbled. Rabelais uses his strange, grotesque but vivid char-
acters to ridicule 16th century society, its bombastic oratory, ineffective
educational methods, love of heraldic pomp and pretensions to culture.
The grossness and vulgarity in the story and there is a great deal of it, are
only a surface reflection of the manners of the age; and it has been claimed
with reason that every great French writer takes his inspiration from
A PILGRIMAGE TO PALESTINE, by Harry Emerson Fosdick.
This is a travel book in which "history provides the strand on which
the narrative is threaded." The first two chapters give the reader a des-
cription of the country and a brief outline of its history. Beginning at
Sinai, Dr. Fosdick visits the places vitally associated with the history of
the Holy Land and finds the Scriptures vivified and the characteristics
of the Hebrew peoples more readily understood. His closing chapters A
deal largely with Zionism and the difficulties which its supporters must
surmount before the great aim is achieved.
WITCHCRAFT IN NEW ENGLAND
A MIRROR FOR WITCHES, by Esther Forbes.
For a short dark period people were hanged as witches. More in-
credible still, victims of imagination or hallucination confessed to traffick-
ing with the devil. In "A Mirror for Witches" Esther Forbes creates the
Puritanic background of those times. Against this she traces the develop-
ment of Bilby's Doll, a sensitive child in a harsh and cruel world, through
her dealings with a Demon Lover, bewitching of children, and her death
after she has been condemned as a witch. After reading this weird and
fascinating story it is easier to believe the dreadful tales in old histories.
TENNIS, by Helen Wills.
"A sunny day, white balls, tight racket, fresh white tennis clothes, a
good-natured opponent, and a brisk game-this spells heaven for the one
who loves tennis." For such a one this book, with its clever illustrations
by the author, its chapter on strokes, tactics, temperament, dress, etiquette,
etc., will prove most interesting.
THE STORY HOUR
BLIND MAN'S BUFF, by Francis Lynde.
A lively yarn. Lost memory, suspense, a big business deal, preposter-
ous bank loan, scheming villain, lovely girl, and, best of all, a spunky, brisk,
true-blue stenographer who saves the day. True to life? Oh no.
JOHN GRESHAM'S GIRL, by Concordia Merrel.
Much better fiction than the cover blurb indicates, being an unusual
tale of bitter hate masked by apparent love.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS, by Kenneth Ingram.
A vivid war story compelling the attention up to the final chapter
which ends in a thrilling and unexpected climax.
FIVE MURDERS, by Edmund L. Pearson.
True detective stories more thrilling than fiction recounted in Mr.
Pearson's usual interesting manner.
NOTEWORTHY RECENT ACCESSIONS
Edinburgh Review, 1802-1927. A complete file of this valuable Eng-
lish critical journal.
Godey's Lady's Book, 1841-45, 1850-1, 1854, 1856, 1857, 1866-67.
These volumes are especially valuable for the colored pages of costumes
in mid-nineteenth century America.
Union List of Serials. A list of all bound periodicals in the important
libraries of the United States and Canada. Contains much valuable infor-
mation about short-lived and stray American journals as well as those of
Contents. A new readers' guide to the contents of all the important
American magazines for the current weeks and month.
Lindenmuth Etchings. Twenty examples of block printing and etch-
ing by Tod and Elizabeth Warren Lindenmuth were on exhibit at the
library for two weeks during May thru the kindness of Mr. J. C. Herring
of the Departments of English and Education.
Early Editions. A number of volumes of early printed works and first
editions belonging to Mr. Grigaut of the Department of Languages were
on exhibit the last week of May.
The Oxford Dictionary. It is planned to have an exhibit of diction-
aries with the arrival of the last half volume of the great Oxford Diction-
ary which is expected the first of June. This dictionary was begun in 1884
and has only just been completed. In connection with the exhibit there
will be shown a letter on the aim and purpose of the Oxford Dictionary by
Dr. W. A. Craigie, one of its editors.
Mr. Lewis spoke at Epping on Tuesday evening, May 22nd, in the in-
terest of a new library building. He also attended the annual meeting of
the American Library Association at West Baden, Indiana, May 28 thru
June 2 and served as Chairman of the Agricultural Libraries Section.
Miss Gushing will attend the meeting of the New England Library
Associations to be held in Portland, Maine, June 26-30.
Six weeks courses in Cataloging and classification, and Reference work
and book selection will be offered during the University Summer School.
For details see Summer School Catalog.
Mr. Lewis will also lecture on Reference Work at the New Hampshire
Summer Library School held this year at Plymouth Normal School, July
18-21, and on Book Selection at the Connecticut Summer Library School
held in New Haven, July 9-13.
BOOKS ON PHYSICS RECENTLY RECEIVED
530-A552-Anderson-Physics for technical students.
541.2-A553-Andrade-Structure of the atom.
536.2-B135-Badger-Heat transfer and evaporation.
522.67-B19-Baly-Spectroscopy (v. 1).
541.2-B648-Bligh-Evolution and development quantum theory.
530.1-B852-Bridgman-Logic modern physics.
530.9-C927-Crew-Rise of modern physics.
531-E68-Erikson-Elements of mechanics.
541.2-H112-Haas-World of atoms.
621.32-L94-Luckiesch-Light and work.
541.2-S864-Stock-Structure of atoms.
530.7-037a-Woodbury-Lab. manual of physics for arts students.
A BOOK REVIEW FORMULA
Begin unexpectedly Record facts faithfully
Oppose the reader's indifference Eschew sarcasm
Outline the contents Vivify expression
Keep out useless words Interpret point of view
Wind up gracefully
P. E. Howard, Jr.
THE LIBRARY LANTERN
October 1927 to June 1928
Adam and Eve. Erskine. Jan.
Adams. Gateway to American history. May
Adventures in reading. Becker. Jan.
America comes of age. Siegfried. Nov.
America finding herself. Sullivan. Jan.
American glass. Northend. Dec.
American poetry, A miscellany of, 1927. Feb.
American song-bag. Sandburg. Jan.
Andy Brandt's ark. Bryner. Nov.
Auslander. Cyclops' eye. Feb.
Auslander and Hill. The winged horse. Mar.
Balzac. Pere Goriot. Nov.
Barton. What can a man believe? Jan.
Bataille. Le phalene. Apr.
Becker. Adventures in reading. Jan.
Beith. The poor gentleman. May
Belloc. Marie Antoinette. Nov.
- Robespierre. Nov.
Bibliography for literary students. McKerrow. Feb.
Blind man's buff. Lynde. Jun.
Book of pirates. Pyle. Nov.
Book of the Gloucester fisherman, The. Connolly. Feb.
Boylston. Sister. Feb.
Bridge of San Luis Rey. Wilder. Mar.
Bromfield. A good woman. Oct.
Brooks. Reading for honors at Swarthmore. Feb.
Browne. That man Heine. Dec.
Brownell. The new universe. Dec.
Bryner. Andy Brandt's ark. Nov.
Buchan. Witch wood. Oct.
Buddha. Thomas. Life of Buddha. Feb.
Builders of America. Huntington and Whitney. Mar.
Burton. Education and the democratic world. Jan.
Byrd. Skyward. Jun.
Cannon. Red rust. May
Caroling dusk. Cullen, ed. Feb.
Catcher. Death comes for the archbishop. Nov.
Chaliapine. Pages from my life. Mar.
Changing College, The. Wilkins. Jan.
Children of the wind. Peel. Jan.
Claire Ambler. Tarkington. Mar.
Claudel. L'otage. L'annonce faite a Marie. Le
pain dur. Apr.
SColette, see Jouvenel.
College, what's the use? Hawkes. Jan.
Conflict. Prouty. Jan.
Connolly. The book of the Gloucester fishermen. Feb.
Copper sun. Cullen.
Cow country. James.
Crawford. A man of learning.
Cullen, ed. Caroling dusk.
Cullen. Copper sun.
Curel. L'envers d'une saint. Les fossiles. L'in-
vitee. La nouvelle idole.
Cyclops' eye. Auslander.
Davis. Gilman of Redford.
Days of the colonists. Lamprey.
Death comes for the archbishop. Gather.
De La Roche. Jalna.
Dick Turpin's ride. Noyes.
Disraeli, Benjamin. Maurois. Disraeli.
Dunn and Mills. Marionettes, masks and shad-
Durant. Transition. Dec.
Dusty answer, The. Lehmann. Nov.
Education and the democratic world. Burton. Jan.
Emmy, Nicky, and Greg. Kilmer. Apr.
Erskine. Adam and Eve. Jan.
Escape. Galsworthy. Jan.
Farnol. The quest of youth. Dec.
Father Mississippi. Saxon. Mar.
Feuchtwanger. Power. Mar.
Fisher. Why stop learning? Mar.
Five murders. Pearson. Jun.
Forbes. A mirror for witches. Jun.
Fosdick. A pilgrimage to Palestine. Jun.
French books. Recent French books. Apr.
Gallions Reach. Tomlinson. Oct.
Galsworthy. Escape. Jan.
Gargantua and Pantagruel. Rabelais. Jun.
Gateway to American history, The. Adams. May
Gentlemen march. Pertwee. Oct.
Genghis Khan. Lamb. Feb.
Geography of American antiques, The. Guild. Apr.
Giants in the earth. Rolvaag. Oct.
Gifts to the library: Hispanic society. Nov.
Philbrook James lib. Feb.
Stone and Webster. Oct.
Sullivan (Benj. Thompson lib.). Jan.
Gilman of Redford. Davis. Dec.
Gloucester fishermen, The book of the. Connolly. Feb.
Good woman, A. Bromfield. Oct.
Grandmothers, The. Westcott. Nov.
Guide books. Baedeker's, Blue guides, Laugh-
lin's, Riders. May
Guild. The geography of American antiques. Apr.
Hardy. Return of the native. Mar.
Harvest of a quiet eye, The. Shepard. Oct.
Hawkers and walkers in early America. Wright. Nov.
Hawkes. College, what's the use? Jan.
Hay, Ian, see Beith.
Heine. Browne. That man Heine. Dec.
Heritage of women, The. Winter. Feb.
Highlights of Manhattan, The. Irwin and Suy-
Hill and Auslander. The winged horse. Mar.
Hoop, The. Snaith. Nov.
Horn and Lewis. Trader Horn. Oct.
Horseshoe nails. Weston. Oct.
Huntington and Whitney. Builders of America. Mar.
Hurst. A president is born. Mar.
I know a secret. Morley. Dec.
Industry's coming of age. Tugwell. Jan.
Ingram. Out of the darkness. Jun.
Irwin and Suydam. Highlights of Manhattan. Mar.
Jackson, Andrew. Johns,,, Andrew Jackson,
an epic in homespun. Jan.
Jalna. De La Roche. Nov.
James. Cow country. Feb.
Jameson. The lovely ship. Oct.
Jenghis Khan. Lamb. Genghis Khan. Feb.
John Gresham's girl. Merrel. Jun.
Johnson, G. W. Andrew Jackson, an epic in
Johnson, M. E. Safari. May
Jones, John Paul. Russell. John Paul Jones. Nov.
Jouvenel. Sept dialogues de betes. Les vrilles
de la vigne. Apr.
Kilmer. Emmy, Nicky, and Greg. Apr.
Kingdom of books, The. Orcutt. Dec.
Lamb. Genghis Khan. Feb.
Lamprey. Days of the colonists. May
Lawton. The Russian revolution. Jan.
Lazarus laughed. O'Neill. Jan.
Lehmann. The dusty answer. Nov.
Let's go. Ranlett. Apr.
Lewis, Ethelreda, and Horn. Trader Horn. Oct.
Lewis, Sinclair. The man who knew Coolidge. May
Lippmann. Men of destiny. Oct.
Lovely ship, The. Jameson. Oct.
Lynde. Blind man's buff. Jun.
Machiavelli. The prince. Jun.
McKerrow. Bibliography for literary students. Feb.
Making of a state. Masaryk. Feb.
Man of learning, A. Crawford. Apr.
Man who knew Coolidge, The. Lewis. May
Marie Antoinette. Belloc. Nov.
Marionettes, masks and shadows. Mills and
Masaryk. Making of a state. Feb.
Maurois. Disraeli. Apr.
Mayo. Mother India. Oct.
Men of destiny. Lippmann. Oct.
Merrel. John Gresham's girl. Jun.
Mills and Dunn. Marionettes, masks and shad-
Milne. Now we are six. Dec.
Mirror for witches, A. Forbes. Jun.
Miscellany of American poetry, 1927. Feb.
Monroe. Singing in the rain. May
Montague. Right off the map. Dec.
Montaigne. Essays. Apr.
Morley. I know a secret. Dec.
Mother India. Mayo. Oct.
Mrs. Dalloway. Woolf. Dec.
Music by New Hampshire composers. May
New reformation, The. Pupin. Mar.
New universe, The. Brownell. Dec.
Noailles. Le coeur innombrable. Apr.
Noel. The story of Everest. Feb.
Northend. American glass. Dec.
Now we are six. Milne. Dec.
Noyes. Dick Turpin's ride. Feb.
Odum. Rainbow round my shoulder. Jun.
O'Neill. Lazarus laughed. Jan.
-- -Strange interlude. Apr.
Oreutt. The kingdom of books. Dec.
Our times. Sullivan. v.2 America finding herself.
Out of the darkness. Ingram. Jun.
Pageant of India, A. Waley. May
Pages from my life. Chaliapine. Mar.
Pantagruel. Rabelais. Gargantua and Panta-
Pearson. Five murders. Jun.
Peel. Children of the wind. Jan.
Pere Goriot. Balzac. Nov.
Pertwee. Gentlemen march. Oct.
Pilgrimage to Palestine, A. Fosdick. Jun.
Poor gentleman, The. Beith. May
Power. Feuchtwanger. Mar.
President is born, A. Hurst. Mar.
Pressey and others. Research adventures in
university teaching. Oct.
Prince, The. Machiavelli. Jun.
Pringle. Alfred E. Smith. Dec.
Prouty. Conflict. Jan.
Pupin. The new reformation.
Pyle. Book of pirates.
Quest of youth, The. Farnol.
Rabelais. Gargantua and Pantagruel.
Rainbow round my shoulder. Odum.
Ranlett. Let's go.
Reading for honors at Swarthmore. Brooks.
Reading methods. More time to read.
Red rust. Cannon.
Research adventures in university teaching.
Pressey and others.
Return of the native, The. Hardy.
Riata and spurs. Siringo.
Right off the map. Montague.
Road to Rome, The. Sherwood.
Roche, De La, see De La Roche.
Rolvaag. Giants in the earth.
Russell. John Paul Jones.
Russian revolution, The. Lawton.
Sandburg. American song-bag.
Saxon. Father Mississippi.
Shaliapin, see Chaliapine.
Shepard. The harvest of a quiet eye.
Sherwood. The road to Rome.
Siegfried. America comes of age.
Singing in the rain. Monroe.
Siringo. Riata and spurs.
Smith, Alfred E. Pringle.
Snaith. The hoop.
Story of Everest, The. Noel.
Strange interlude. O'Neill.
Sullivan. Our times, v. 2 America finding herself.
Suydam & Irwin. Highlights of Manhattan.
Tarkington. Claire Ambler.
That man Heine. Browne.
Thomas. Life of Buddha.
Tomlinson. Gallions Reach.
To the lighthouse. Woolf.
Trader Horn. Horn and Lewis.
Trains, tracks, and travel. Van Metre.
Tugwell. Industry's coming of age.
University teaching, Research adventures in.
Pressey and others.
Van Metre. Trains, tracks, and travel.
Waley. Pageant of India.
Westcott. The grandmothers.
Weston. Horseshoe nails.
What can a man believe? Barton.
Whitney and Huntington. Builders of America.
Why stop learning? Fisher.
Wilder. Bridge of San Luis Rey.
Wilkins. The changing college.
Winged horse, The. Auslander and Hill.
Winter. The heritage of women.
Witch wood. Buchan.
Woolf. Mrs. Dalloway.
---To the lighthouse.
Wright. Hawkers and walkers in early America.