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U SEJFbU ri -A ND 13LCII( A. fC 1FLl9 Cyclopedia of Natural History: Descriptions of Animal LIM. Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Batrachians and Fishes. Their structure, habits and distribution. For popular use. By Charles C. Abbott, M.D. In this book a general idea of the most prominent forms-as mammals, birds, reptiles and fish es-is given, so that those whose time is too limited for systematic study can inform themselves concerning the characteristic features of each of the classes named, and so feel that they are not in the presence of absolute strangers when creatures from the mountains, plains, rivers, or the ocean, confront them. In this work such varied information is given, in brief space, as will give a clear idea of what each creature is where nature placed it. 600 pages; 00 illustra- tions. Cloth. Price, 1.00. The Usages of the Best Society: A manual of social eti- quette. By Frances Stevens. Nothing is given in this book that has not the sanction ofobservance by the best society. Contains twenty-one chapters. Introductions and Salutations, Visiting Cards and Visiting Strangers and vsew- comers, Engagements and W'eddings, Receptions and Debuts, Private Balls and Germans, ancy Dress and Masquerade Balls and Costumes, Opera and Theatre Parties, Dinner and Dinner Giving, Table Decorations and Etiquette, Luncheons, Breakfast and Teas. The Art of Entertaining, Letter Writing and Invitations, Musical "At Homes" and Garden Parties, Traveling Mannersand Mourning Etiquette, Wedding and Birthday Anniversaries and Presents, New Year's Day Receptions, Important General Considerations, brief hints for every-day use. This book is indispensable to all who wish to obtain the most enjoyment from daily intercourse with their fellow-beings. 18mo, handsome cloth binding. Price, 50 cents. Will be found useful by all who wish to obtain instruction on matters relat- ing to social usage and society.-Deorest's MAgazine. A Handy Dictionary of Synonyms, with which are combined the words opposite in meaning. By H. C. Faulkner. For the use of all those who would speak or write the Engfish language fluently and correctly. With this book at hand any one may readily find a suitable word to express their exact meaning and convey a thought correctly. This book is invaluable to speakers, writers, authors, and the conversationalist. 18mo, handsome cloth binding. Price, 50 cents. Willbe found of great value to those who are not experienced in speech or with pen.-Egale, arooklyn, N. Y Famous People of All Ages: Who they were, when they lived, and why they are famous. By W. H. Van Orden. A volume of con- densed biographies of the most notable men and women who have lived, from the beginning of history to the present time; including soldiers, statesmen, authors, artists, scientists, and people most prominent in histor. For popular use. V'ery convenient and useful for every-day reference. lSmo, handsome cloth binding. Price, 50 cents. An excellent hand-book, giving in a compact form biographies of the persons in whom the student and writer would naturally take most interest.-New Kurk 7ribuwe. Talks with Homely Girls: On health and beauty, their pres- ervation and cultivation. By Frances Smith. A manual of advice and instruc- tion upon the general care of the health, exercise, bathing, the care of the head, hair, teeth, hands, feet, and the complexion, with chapters upon dress, manners, conversation, and all topics pertaining to a young lady s appearance and deportment. The twenty chapters are replete with information on Grace and Beauty of Form, Bathing, Exercise, Care of the Head, Hair, Teeth, Face, Hands, Complexion, Carriage of the Body, Dress, Deportment, Conversation, and General Care of the Health. A very useful book for every lady. 18mo, handsome cloth binding. Price, 50 cents. This tasteful volume fills the desired purpose.-ProwidncrJowrxal.