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New Zealand Revisited


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Some Important Biographies

Boswell's Johnson
Pitman's "Extra Illustrated" Edition
Newly edited with notes by Roger Ingpen

In 2 vols. crown 4to, 1240 pages, half morocco 21s. net.; handsome cloth gilt 18s. net. With 568 illustrations, including twelve Photogravure Plates.

"Altogether, this is a splendid edition of what Mr. Ingpen properly describes as 'the most vivid, entertaining, and enduring piece of biography in the English language'; and in it the famous lexicographer and critic 'comes to his own' in a fashion never before attempted and not likely to be equalled."—Aberdeen Journal.

Farmer George
By Lewis Melville

In 2 vols., demy 8vo, cloth gilt, gilt top. With 53 illustrations, including two coloured frontispieces, 24s. net.

"This is a splendidly prepared book on George III, dealing especially with his domestic life. Mr. Melville has made the book a mine of information about George, his family, and his Ministers…. The two volumes are splendidly illustrated, and would make a sumptous gift."—Irish Times.

A Great "Punch" Editor
Being the Life, Letters and Diaries of Shirley Brooks
By George Somes Layard

In demy 8vo, cloth gilt, gilt top, 18s. net.

With eight full-page Plates, and twenty-two initial Letters from Punch.

"A handsome and delightful volume with many illustrations and wonderful initial letters…. Valuable and welcome as it is, it is still more highly to be recommended for the admirable portrait it gives of one of the very best of the mid-Victorian men of letters."—Pall Mall Gazette.

"A mine of good things."—Globe.

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By Robert Hugh Benson

Lord of the World
In crown 8vo, 6s.

"That the book is sensational, fantastic, and extravagantly audacious, is evident at once; but Father Benson's triumph consists in this, that he has dealt with a subject riddled with pitfalls without being absurd. Sensational the book is, but it is clever and significant sensationalism, which makes this book more interesting than anything that Father Benson has yet given us."—Daily News.

The Queen's Tragedy
In crown 8vo, cloth gilt, 6s.

"Father Benson has undertaken to present Mary Tudor to us in a manner that shall awaken, not the feelings of horror and detestation usually considered appropriate, but those of pity, understanding, and respect. Exquisitely pathetic is the figure he draws, with so much sympathy and insight."—Globe.

The King's Achievement
In crown 8vo, cloth gilt, 6s.

"Seldom has a more powerful picture been presented of the ruin wrought to monastic life by the rapacity of Henry than that which Mr. Benson has furnished…. He has contrived to furnish forth a novel in which the interest is well maintained, and the characters, good or bad, are intensely human."—Scotsman.

By What Authority?
In crown 8vo, cloth gilt, 6s.

"A remarkable novel, full of genuine learning, its characterisation strong and clearly denned, and its sincere and devout spirit must impress even those who cannot agree with its tendencies."—Saturday Review.

The Sentimentalists
In crown 8vo, cloth gilt, 6s.

"The strongest of all Father Benson's books…. There is no denying the strength and sincerity of the book, nor the force of its downright insistence upon the necessity of expelling the excesses of sentimentalism from the character…. A strongly worded but clean-minded exposure of one side of contemporary national life."—Daily Telegraph.

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By R. H. Benson, Mrs. F. M. Brookfield, and F. D. How

A Mirror of Shalott
In crown 8vo, cloth 6s.

"What we are most struck by in Mr. Benson's collection of stories is the admirable way in which they are told. He is an ideal raconteur, and with a few skilful suggestions infuses the individuality of the narrator into each experience…. Indeed, so entertaining have we found this gathering of clerical story-tellers, that we have experienced a sense of regret in parting company with them."—Outlook.

The Light Invisible
In crown 8vo, cloth 3s. 6d.

"It is impossible to appraise in the ordinary terms of criticism a book which appeals to us so strongly as 'The Light Invisible.' Its delicate, elusive mysticism, its deep spirituality, exercise upon the sympathetic reader an irresistible charm, which can hardly be analysed or defined."—Church Times.

Richard Raynal, Solitary
In crown 8vo, cloth 3s. 6d.

"'Richard Raynal' tells of a 'solitary' or mystical hermit, who went to warn Henry VI of sin and death, was beaten and died. That is all. But the slight thread of the story is wonderfully moving. Father Benson has made out of these tiny materials a fabric of the most fragrant sweetness, the most delicate colours,"—Morning Leader.

My Lord of Essex
By Frances M. Brookfield

In crown 8vo, cloth, with frontispiece portrait, 6s.

"It is seldom that an historical novel is so satisfactory; there is not a single dull or dead page. Mrs. Brookfield must certainly write some more historical novels."—Daily Telegraph.

The Book of the Child
By F. D. How

In foolscap 8vo, leather 3s. 6d. net, cloth 2s. net.

"A very charming little book. Mr. How has a light and pretty touch, and has evidently been a loving and faithful observer of the little ones about whom he here tells many delightful and some touching stories."—Punch.

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