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By daylight through the picturesque and historic valley of the
Potomac, with stop-over privileges.
Tickets via the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad will give you the
choice of two routes, either on the going or return trip, and
enable you to visit such points as

DEER PARK, MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK,
ANTIETAM, WINCHESTER,
HARPER'S FERRY, GETTYSBURG,
VALLEY OF THE SHENANDOAH,

ETC., ETC.

Call on your nearest ticket agent for detailed information,

or address

D. B. MARTIN,

M. P. T., BALTIMORE,

B. N. AUSTIN,

G. P. A., CHICAGO.

LET HIM FIRST BE A MAN. 274 pages. Price, $1.25.

(From Boston Home Journal.) It would be difficult to name a modern book upon the subject of Education which is more charming, useful, and original. It does not deal with prosy details, but takes a broad view of the subject, and gathers all into the thought which is expressed by the title –"Let Him First be a Man!”

Incidentally, the author treats of WHAT A MAN Is, his physical system, his mental possibilities, and the modes of realizing them. The treatment, however, is never dogmatic, but suggestive and stimulating.

He treats also of great in. structors and their ideas and methods: of Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Quintillian, Goethe, and Arnold. He is familiar with the best, and quotes from their works and experience.

For the most delightful recreative reading the author's chapter of “Unclassified Trifles" is of unsurpassed interest. What man of middle life will not richly appreciate his faithful portraiture of "The Old-Fashioned Flocutionist"'?

(From Boston Ideas.) The “Paragon of Animals" is one of the most enjoyable essays on man that we have ever read. It is most comprehensive. The writing of the whole

volume is that of a man whose life and thoughts are preeminently

worthy of delineation for their broad philosophy and their

high comprehensiveness of understanding. The essay on "The Utility of the Ideal" is particularly beautiful, and abounds in inspirational power. The closing essay is the memorial address on William Downs Henkle, read at the thirty-third annual meeting of the Ohio Teachers' Association, at Niagara Falls, N. Y., July 7, 1882. The subject is handled tenderly, lovingly, even as all the essays are, though seemingly increasingly so toward the end of their list. The volume altogether is an admirably artistic piece of literature and equally interesting as valuable.

BEGINNING OF LITERARY CULTURE IN THE OHIO VALLEY. 519 pages. Price, $3.00. Only a few copies.

(From the Ohio State Journal.] It is impossible to peruse any half dozen pages of the noble volume without intense interest. The author has gathered together a thousand facts concerning early literary effort and achievement in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, most of which will be absolutely new even to the best informed readers, and all of which is of the most unquestionable value. The period covered is from the earliest settlements to the outbreak of the civil war. No one could have written such a book as well as Mr. Venable, and of his many literary performances it is the best and noblest. The style of composition is, of course, of a high order, and fascinating to a degree.

[From A. P. Russell, author of "Literary Notes," " A Club of One," etc.]

A veritable feast. Such an amazing amount of information and so attractively presented. Accurate, perspicuous, elegant. Th months and months of labor it has cost, and how perfect the achievement. I know of no other man who could have accomplished the work in such a masterly manner. The multitudes of names it mentions will interest thousands of readers. The intelligent and copious index is a strikingly valuable feature of the book.

MELODIES OF THE HEART AND OTHER POEMS. Price, $1.25.
THE LAST FLIGHT. Twenty-two new pieces, among which are “Let's

Shake,” “Saga of the Oak," etc. 35 cents.
SONGS OF SCHOOL DAYS. Beautifully illustrated. Flexible, ornamental

50 cents.

cover.

Any of the above books will be sent, by mail, postage paid,

on receipt of price.

Address, W. H. VENABLE, Station C, Cincinnati, O.

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Three. Lectures which make up this “ LIBRARY OF TRAVEL"

were delivered in the great cities of Europe and America
over 3,000 times to more than 5,000,000 people.

Four. Each one of the “ Stoddard Lectures was delivered

more than 100 times to the most critical audiences.
Each page is a classic. Every sentence a gem.

Five. It will be read aloud with delight to the “home circle."

The charm of a genius is upon every page. Then it will
be daily consulted as “ AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLO-
PEDIA OF TRAVEL, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, and the
NATURAL SCIENCES.” A PICTURE INDEX of each one
of the 3,500 PEERLESS STODDARD Views in last vol.
Also REFERENCE Index.

10 Superb Vols. 3,500 Ills.

TO OHIO TEACHERS. Five first volumes sent on examination 10

days on application to L. H. BULKLEY, Gen. Sales Agent, 18 Hayden Building, Columbus, O.

BOOKS FOR 1898.

On the 14th of May the Ohio Teachers' Reading Circle committee adopted our Shaler's “STORY OF OUR CONTINENT” as the required reading in science for the coming year. Single copy, 75 cents, postpaid.

In the Literature department of the required readings are Hamlet, of which we can furnish editions in paper (without notes) at 15 cents, (with notes) at 30 cents, or in cloth at 15 cents—the Hudson editions; and Carlyle's Essay on Burns, beautifully bound in cloth, at 30 cents.

On the list of recommended reading for teachers is our Jean Valjean, edited by Sara E.'Wiltse. Single copy, 90 cents, postpaid.

On the High school required list are several books of which we have editions:

Third year -- Macbeth, in paper (without notes) 15 cents, (with notes) 30 cents, or in a fine cloth edition at 35 cents; Silas Marner, cloth, in preparation; Grote and Segur's Two Great Retreats, cloth, 50 cents; Second Essay on the Earl of Chatham, paper, 15 cents.

Fourth year— Hamlet (see above); Burke on Conciliation, cloth, 40 cents.

On the High school recommended list:

Essays on Milton and Addison, cloth, 50 cents-separately, Milton, 25 cents, Addison, 35 cents; Carlyle on Burns (see above); Paradise Lost, Books I and II, cloth, 40 cents-Sprague's edition.

Prices quoted are for single copies, postpaid.
On lots of ten or more a discount of 20 per
cent will be given, express not prepaid.

GINN AND COMPANY,

378-388 WABASH AVENUE,

CHICAGO, ILLS.

For the convenience of Ohio teachers, a full stock
of these books is kept at our Ohio Branch Office,
219 East Town Street, Columbus.

Reading Circle.

REQUIRED READING 1898 - 1899.

THE ARNOLDS AND THEIR INFLUENCE

ON ENGLISH EDUCATION.

By SIR JOSHUA FITCH, M. A., LL. D. (The Great Educators. )

12mo, $1.00 net.

N

O book heretofore published concerning one or both

of the Arnolds has accomplished the task perform

ed in the present instance by Sir Joshua Fitch. A long-time colleague of Matthew Arnold in the British Educational Department, the author-leaving biography aside-has with unusual skill, written a succinct and fascinating account of the important services rendered to the educational interest of Great Britain by the Master of Rugby and his famous son. Whatever in the teaching of both seems likely to prove of permanent value has been judiciously selected by the author from the mass of their writings, and incorporated in the present volume. The American educational public, which cannot fail to acknowledge a lasting debt of gratitude to the Arnolds, father and son, will certainly welcome this sympathetic exposition of their influence and opinions.

"The book is opportune, for the Arnoldian tradition, though widely diffused in America, is not well based on accurate knowledge and is pretty much in the air. Dr. Fitch seems the fittest person hy reason of his spiritual sympathy with the father and his personal association with the son, to sketch in this brief way the two most typical modern English educators. And he has done his work almost ideally well within his limitations of purpose.

The two men live in these pages as they were.” – PRESIDENT ALDERMAN of the University of North Carolina, in the Educational Review, New York.

Single copies will be sent postpaid upon receipt of
one dollar ($1.00). Ten copies, express collect, to
one address upon receipt of eight dollars ($8.00).

New York

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Chicago

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