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In A German Pension

Some Books Published by Stephen Swift, & Co., Ltd., at 10 John Street, Adelphi, London

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Some Books Published by Stephen Swift, & Co., Ltd., at 10 John Street, Adelphi, London

History and Philosophy

BRITISH BATTLE BOOKS. By Hilaire Belloc. F'cap. Bvo. Cloth, is, net; leather, 2s. 6d. net. The British Battle Books will consists of a number of monographs upon actions in which British troops have taken part. Each battle will be the subject of a separate booklet, illustrated with coloured maps illustrative of the movements described in the text, together with a large number of line maps showing the successive details of the action. In each case the political circumstances which led to the battle will be explained: next, the stages leading up to it; lastly, the action in detail. 1. Blenheim. 2. Malplaquet. 3. Tourcoing. 4. Waterloo. 5. Crecy. 6. Poltiers. 7. Cortinna. 8. Talaveras. 9. Flodden. 10. The Siege of Valenciennes. 11. Vittoria. 12. Toulouse.

THE MASTERY OF LIFE. By G. T. Wrench, M.D. (Lond.), Demy 8vo. 15s. net. A review of the history of civilisation, based upon direct evidence of the products and movements of the peoples of history.

GORDON AT KHARTOUM. By Wilfred Scawen Blunt, 15s. net. This book follows out the lines of the author's previous works on Egypt and India, consists mainly of a private diary of a very intimate kind, and brings down his narrative of events to the end of 1885.

EIGHT CENTURIES OF PORTUGUESE MONARCHY. By V. de Braganca Cunha. Demy 8vo. 15 pencil portraits. 15s. net. This book reveals the series of causes, both political and social, which have brought Portugal to its present condition.

A NEW PSYCHOLOGY. By Arthur Lynch, M.A., L.R.C.P., M.P. Two vols. Demy 8vo. 10s. 6d. each net. A philosophy of research is foreshadowed. The work offers a base on which all valid studies may be co-ordinated, and developements are indicated. It presupposes no technical knowledge, and the exposition is couched in simple language.

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Political and Social Series

THE PARTY SYSTEM. By Hilaire Belloc and Cecil Chesterton. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. net. Represents the thoughts of all thinking men. Few books have been so much praised—and so much reviled; reviled by most of the Party organs, praised by independent papers.

TORY DEMOCRACY. By J. M. Kennedy. Crown 8vo. cloth. 3s. 6d. net. In this book the author sets forth the principles underlying a system of politics which was seriously studies by men so widely different as Disraeli, Bismarck, and Lord Randolph Churchill. Mr. Kennedy not only shows the close connection still existing between the aristocracy and the working classes, but he also has the distinction of being the first writer to lay down a constructive Conservative policy which is independent of Tariff Reform. The book is written in a style that spares neither parties nor persons.

Belles Lettres

LONELY ENGLAND. By Maude Goldring, Author of “The Downsman,” “The Tenants of Pixy Farm,” etc. Three coloured illustrations and several pen-and-ink sketches by Agnes Pike. Crown 8vo. 5s. 6d. net. This book deals with the England which Englishmen are beginning to rediscover with wonder and joy, after years of neglect and false ideals of living.

THE PASSING OF THE AMERICAN. By Monrok Royce. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. net. The author reveals the prevailing conditions of his own race to-day. A startling presentation of the industrial, social, political, and religious life of the American people.

POEMS. By Charles Granville. F'cap. 4to. 5s. net. Mr Granville is concerned with the soul of man, with the eternal rather than the transitory, and his perception, which is that of the seer, invests his language with that quality of ecstasy that constitutes the indisputable claim of poetry to rank in the forefront of literature.

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PRINCE AZREEL. By Arthur Lynch, M.A., M.P. Crown 8vo. 5s. net. The cry for something new in literature, the indefinable, the unexpected, has been answered.

MORE PEERS. Verses by Hilaire Belloc. Pictures by B.T.B. Price 2s. 6d. net. “There is a laugh in every line of the verses and illustrations.”—Daily Express. “Those who have not already tasted the peculiar humour which these collaborators imported into ‘Cantionary Tales for Children’ and the ‘Bad Child's Book of Beasts,’ should by all means study the life-history of various peers as recorded in these brief verses.”—Times.

AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK. By Juvenal, Crown 8vo. 5s. net. Notes and studies on life in New York: vivid originality and masterly deductions. Mr Eden Phillpotts writes of the author: “The things seen are brilliantly set down. He writes with great force and skill.”

THE ROLL OF THE SEASONS. By G. G. Desmond, Crown 8vo. 5s. net. This book for all Nature-lovers appeals perhaps most strongly to those in cities pent. The spirit, even if the body cannot go with it, comes back refreshed by these excursions to the country.

TRIUMPHANT VULGARITY. By Charles Whitby, M.D., Author of “Makers of Man,” “The Wisdom of Plotinus,” etc. Crown 8vo. cloth. 3s. 6d. net. This book, whose title is ironically reminiscent of the “Triumphant Democracy” of a multi-millionaire, records a disillusioned impression of modernity. It is a rebuke to optimists and a warning to dreamers.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF A DON. By G. F. Abbott. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. net. This highly original and thought-provoking book is a dramatic presentment of some of the intellectual forces which are at work in England to-day.

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CIVIL WAR, A Play in Four Acts. By Ashley Dukes. Crown 8vo. 2s. net. This play is that rarity, an English drama of ideas which is not in any sense imitative of Mr Bernard Shaw. It presents an intellectual conflict which is also a passionate conflict of individualities.

SIR EDWARD: A Brief Memorial of a Noble Life. By a Fellow of the Literary Society. Crown 8vo. cloth. 1s. net. The humour of this remarkable satirs is irresistible. Sir Edward is not a caricature but a symbol; a materialisation into one grotesque shape of the drifting ideas and false ideals of a muddled civilisation.

THE VALLEY OF SHADOW. By Francis Grierson. Crown 8vo. 6s. net. “Told with wonderful charm … enthralling as any romance. … Truth, though often stranger than fiction, is almost always duller; Mr Grierson has accomplished the rare feat of making it more interesting.”—Punch.

THE CELTIC TEMPERAMENT and Other Essays. By Francis Grierson, 2s. 6d. net. “I find ‘The Celtic Temperament’ charming and full of wisdom.”—Prof. William James.

MODERN MYSTICISM and Other Essays. By Francis Grierson. F'cap. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net. “It is a pleasure to read a critic who is serious and who takes his own opinion seriously.”—The Manchester Guardian.

PARISIAN PORTRAITS. By Francis Grierson. 2s. 6d. net. “The most remarkable feature of Mr Grierson's portraits is their extraordinarily clear and various detail … a finished, skilful, and richly aden book.”—Times.

THE HUMOUR OF THE UNDERMAN. By Francis Grierson. 3s. 6d. net. This volume contains the latest work of the greatest essayist of our time. … “Essays among the most subtle and substantial that I know.”—Maurice Maeterlinck.

LA VIE ET LES HOMMES. By Francis Grierson. 3s. 6d. net. “J'ai trouvé ces méditations pleines d'aperçus profonds et sagaces. J'ai été frappé de Poriginalite puissante de la pensée de l'auteur.”—Sully Prudhomme (de l'Académie Française).