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BOUND TO JOHN COMPANY; or Adventures and Misadventures of Robert
Ainsleigh. With illustrations.
The above, in cheap form, are published by the Harpers, and can be obtained of A. Williams & Co., at the “ Old Corner Bookstore.” THE WONDERS OF POMPEII. By Marc Monnier. Translated from the original
French. New York: Charles Scribner & Co.
This volume is a valuable addition to the Illustrated Library of Wonders. It gives an account of Pompeii, its history, destruction, and exhumation, and a full description of its present condition. Twenty full page illustrations impart interest and value to the book. This is one of a class of books which young people and old too, can read with pleasure and profit. RAMESES THE GREAT; or, EGYPT 3000 YEARS AGO. Translated from the
French of F. De Lanoye. New York. Charles Scribner & Co.
This volume is a fit companion to the preceding. It is well illustrated with thirty-nine wood cuts. SMITHSONIAN REPORT FOR 1868.
An exceedingly valuable document, containing the Report of the Secretary, the Journal of Proceedings of the Board of Regents, Meteorological Observations, Memoir of Cuvier, Memoir of Oersted, Memoir of Encke, Memoir of Eaton Hodgkinson, Recent Progress in Relation to the Theory of Heat, Principles of the Mechanical Theory of Heat, Radiation, Experiments Relative to Meteorites, Anthropological Society of Paris, etc., etc.
THE OLD FRANKLIN ALMANAC, published by A. Winch, Philadelphia, has a very good summary of events, American and foreign, from November 1868, to November 1869; also American and foreign necrology, and other useful information.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY has become an established institution. So much confidence has the reading public in its publishers that there is little need of the assurance that their arrangements for the present year are on as liberal scales as heretofore. BAYARD TAYLOR will contribute a novel, entitled “ Joseph and his Friend,” a Pennsylvania story. Dr. I. I. Hayes will furnish a series of sketches, “Under the Midnight Sun." Gen. F. A. WALKER will treat of “ Finances, Tariffs, etc.; and SIDNEY ANDREws give his impressions of JOHN CHINAMAN. Its old corps of well-known writers will also continue their contributions. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co. Four dollars per annum.
THE GALAXY has steadily increased in reputation and circulation since it has been in the bands of its present publishers. Many of its articles have been especially valuable to teachers, and all interesting and instructive. During the present year, Mrs. Edwards will contribute a new story; Anthony Trollope, a series of " Editor's Tales ;" Parke Godwin, a series of articles on historical subjects; Richard Grant White, a series of critical and social essays; a late Ecclesiastic of the Roman Catholic Church, personal recollections of the interior life of Rome; and Drs. J. C. Dalton, and J. C. Draper, scientific articles. A new feature will be a comprehensive review of the literature of the world. New York: Sheldon & Co. Four dollars per annum.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE is always a welcome visitor. It has a very attractive appearance, and is not wanting in literary qualities and general interest. Liberal arrangements have been made for the new year. Its contents will embrace a serial novel, tales, sketches of travel and adventure, essays, poems, papers on popular topics of the day, and miscellanies by the ablest writers. Its illustrations will make it still more attractive. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co. Four dollars per annum.
HARPER'S MONTHLY Magazine has an immense circulation, and deserves it. It not only entertains but wisely instructs. Some of its scientific articles, during the past year, so clearly and finely illustrated, have been worth more than the year's subscription. It gives the best lessons in Geography, History, Natural History, and the like, besides its many good stories. The editor discourses profoundly from his Easy Chair, tells us in his Literary, Scientific, and Historical Records about all it is worth while to know, then gives us a peep into bis wonderful Drawer, and dismisses us in the best possible humor. New York, Harper & Brothers. Four dollars per annum.
THE HERALD OF HEALTH and Journal of Physical Culture is an old friend and has done much good service. It has an excellent list of contributors, and commences the new year under very favorable auspices. New York: Wood & Holbrook. Two dollars per annum.
Good Health has not yet completed its first year, but it has lived long enough to gain a host of friends. Its attractive appearance, and its valuable articles upon hygienic and sanitary subjects have given it a good start in life, and promise well for the future. Its aim : “ The improvement in human health,-the lengthening out of human life.” Boston: Alexander Moore. Two dollars per annum.
DEMOREST'S ILLUSTRATED Monthly and Mme. Demorest's Mirror of Fashions. A Parlor Magazine. This seems designed particularly for the ladies. It gives much entertaining reading, some music, the prevailing styles of dress, and describes all the pretty things with which ladies adorn themselves. New York: W. Jennings Demorest. Three dollars per annum.
Wood's Household MAGAZINE, devoted to Knowledge, Virtue, and Temperance, with its departments for young men, young women, children, parents, etc., affords much useful reading and exerts a healthful influence. Newburgh, N. Y.: S. S. Wood. One dollar per annum.
Hitchcock's New Monthly MAGAZINE. Choice Music, Art Notes, and Select Reading for the Family Circle. Exceedingly well printed and illustrated. The number before us has eight pages of good music. · New York, Benjamin W. Hitchcock. Three dollars per annum.
HARPER'S WEEKLY is an illustrated record of, and commentary upon the events of the times. It is printed upon a better quality of paper than most periodicals, and is handsomely and profusely illustrated. It is a most welcome visitor in every household, as it brings enjoyment to all. It treats upon all topics of interest. Subscription price, Four dollars.
HARPER'S BAZAR has the merits of all the Harpers’ publications, that of being well edited and illustrated, and the best thing of its kind. It is especially devoted to home life ; gives the latest fashions in dress and ornament, amusements, essays, stories, poems, and whatever will make its pages attractive and instructive. Subscription price, Four dollars.
THE INDEPENDENT. This widely circulated journal reached its majority December 2. Its issue of that date was a highly illustrated triple sheet, a regular jubilee number. Its success has been unprecedented among religious publications, and it is now the leading journal of its kind in America. Its publisher is determined it shall maintain the position it has so nobly won. Its list of contributors cannot be excelled, and its range of topics is very wide. The first issue of every month will hereafter be a splendidly illustrated triple sheet. New York : Henry C. Bowen. Terms, $2.50 per annum.
THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, a Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures, employs the best writers upon these subjects, and gives illustrated articles of great practical utility. New York: Munn & Co. Terms. Three dollars per annum.
BRAINARD's Musical World is a monthly published at Cleveland, O , at the low price of one dollar per annum. Each number contains several pages of interesting reading and several pages of new music.
The NationAL SUNDAY School Teacher, published at Chicago, by Adams, Blackmer and Lyon, at $1.50 per annum, bas a large circulation, and is really an. excellent publication.
The New World, a Weekly Journal of entertaining Literature, Politics, and News, has just made its appearance. It is in quarto form, and contains sixteen pages. It makes a good impression. New York: Albion Office. Terms, $4.50 per annum.
Tue METHODIST is a valuable weekly of eight pages, published at New York at $2.50 per annum.
Boston JOURNAL OF CAEMISTRY. Edited by James R. Nichols, M. D. Published the first of each month at 150 Congress st., at fifty cents per annum. We never have seen a number that was not worth the whole subscription price.
EVBRY SATURDAY comes to us in a new and enlarged form. Preserving its former literary characteristics, it will henceforth be a first-class illustrated journal. A little less convenient than in the old form, it will be more attractive, and give a larger variety of entertaining matter. Every Saturday has always satisfied its readers; but its publishers, it seems, in their generosity are determined to
do more than satisfy them. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co. Terms: five dollars per annum.
MAGAZINES FOR THE YOUNG.
Our Young Folks enters upon its sixth year, and is, of course, more vigorous than ever. The boys had the serial story last year; but Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney writes this year, “We Girls: a Story of Home Life.” The boys, however, may read it. Dr. Hayes, Col. Higginson, Carlton, Mrs. Agassiz, Mr. T. B. Aldrich, Mrs. Diaz, Mr. James Parton, Mr. Trowbridge, and Rev. E. E. Hale will write for this magazine, a list of contributors of which any journal might be proud. It will also contain an interesting series of papers on Pompeii.
This magazine has been largely used by teachers in some localities as a supplementary reading-book in their schools. It gives new zest to school exercises, and affords the best kind of practice. More will sometimes be learnt from one considerate reading of a magazine article than from days plodding through the pages of a text-book.
Boston : Fields, Osgood & Co. Terms, two dollars per annum.
THE RIVERSIDE Magazine, judging from the January number, means to be more attractive than ever, aiming, we presume, to outdo itself. Its fine engravings, bumorous illustrations, and handsome typography can hardly be sur. passed by any journal. It will contain Hans Andersen's new stories; a series of stories by Vieux Moustache, Mrs. Weeks, Frank R. Stockton, and others; the Building of a Railroad by Jacob Abbott; Anne Silversnail's Little Artists; Natural History and Science; Indian Club and other Gymnastic Exercises ; Mother Goose's Melodies set to Music; Drolleries, and contributions from many noted authors. The monthly calendar with its artistic and suggestive border is a very valuable feature.
New York: Hurd & Houghton. Terms, $2.50 per annum.
OLIVER Optic's MAGAZINE, Our Boys and Girls, a success from the start, has steadily increased in favor. It is a weekly visitor; but the boys think it cannot come too often. With the first number for 1870 commences the last story of the Lake Shore series, Bear and Forbear. In the April number will commence the Onward and Upward series. Other stories by popular writers will also appear, with Historical Sketches, Natural History, and instructive articles upon various topics. The original dialogues, and marked declamations are a distinguishing feature of this magazine, and render it especially valuable for school purposes. It is in the hands of enterprising publishers, who are determined that it shall be adapted to the wants of all our boys and girls.
Boston: Lee & Shepard. Terms, $2.50 per annum.
THE SCHOOLMATE, an illustrated Monthly for Boys and Girls, commences its twenty-fifth volume. It bears its age remarkably well, and is certainly handsomer than ever. It bas some of the best story writers at work for its pages; among them, Horatio Alger, Jr., Mrs. Jane G. Austin, Jane Kingsford, and 0. Augusta Cheney. E. C. F. has a very interesting article in the January number on Paper Bags, and Paul North gives the boys and girls some excellent Hints and Helps. Original dialogues and marked declamations are also a feature. This old friend of the boys and girls does not mean to be displaced. Boston: Joseph H. Allen. Terms, $1.50.
THE NURSERY. A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Children. This is our favorite. It is the best thing ever accomplished in this direction. How it quickens the little minds, and gladdens the little hearts ! Send it into every family where there are young children, Mr. Shorey, and let your bill accompany it. Nobody will refuse to pay. Boston: John L. Shorey. Terms, $1.50 per annum.
DEMOREST's Young AMERICA. The January number is very attractive. A handsome chromo picture of the Mocking Bird accompanies it as a supplement. It contains a piece of music, poetry, good stories, a French lesson, puzzles, numerous illustrations, eight of which are a picture story, for the best version of which a prize is offered. New York: W. Jennings Demorest. Terms, $1.50 per annum.
THE LITTLE CORPORAL is a true soldier, and does so much active service that he must have a new uniform every year. He never looked so well as now, never so determined to live up to his motto, “ Fighting against wrong, and for the good, the true, and the beautiful.” Boys and girls need not be afraid to enlist. Chicago: Alfred L. Sewell & Co. Terms, one dollar a year.
THE LITTLE CORPORAL's School FESTIVAL, containing dialogues, pieces for recitation, tableaux, charades, etc. A good thing. Issued quarterly at fifty cents a year; single number, fifteen cents.
THE LITTLE CHIEF, edited by Laura Spring, a sprightly writer for children, comes to us from Indiana. His motto is, “ Onward and Upward.” We hope he will gather a large army of followers, for he is a worthy leader. Indianapolis : A. C. Shortridge. Terms, seventy-five cents a year.
TO OUR READERS.
The delay attending the issue of this number of the Teacher has arisen from causes beyond our control. We intended it should make its appearance, with a “ Happy New Year” to you all, as promptly as the New Year itself. But we were not “master of the situation.” We shall do all that lies in our power to give you future numbers on the first of each month.
Correspondents will please send in their communications by the tenth of the month preceding that of publication.