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Perils of Genius, by C. C. Cattell, published by A. & H. B. Bonner, 1 and 2, Took's Court, Chancery Lane, London, E.C., and may also be obtained of the author at his address, "Emerson," Pokesdown, Hants. This book consists of short, well-written accounts of nearly forty of the great men of past times. Amongst them are Roger Bacon, Bruno, Fox, Milton, Priestly, Pythagoras, Savonarola, Voltaire and Archimedes.

Kalhela: a West Indian Story, by Charles Inniss Bowen, published by The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd., London and Newcastle-on-Tyne. There is excellence and originality in this volume of verse. "Kalhela" is the leading poem, and there are other "various Little Tales in Verse," as the sub-title designates them. "Ciparis, the Hero of St. Pierre," is the most striking poem in the book. It is a short story of the volcanic eruption at St. Pierre. The Wandering Jew, (same author and publishers), is a mystical poem touching the mission of Jesus; and The Satyr, published by William Rice, 3, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London, E.C. (price not stated), is "A Poem After the French of Victor Hugo," also by Mr. Inniss Bowen.

Surya Gîtâ, or The Song of the Sun, by Lena M. Chamier, published by The Oriental Publishing Co., Ltd., Mylapore, Madras, India. Those who wish to acquaint themselves with some of the metaphysical subtleties of Hindu thought will find this book a mine of such thought. The title-page describes the book as "The Philosophy of Mental and Physical Action." It is an English adaptation of the Sanskrit Karma Kanda," and is an allegorical work after the manner of "The Bhagavad Gita." Although primarily metaphysical and philosophical work, it contains ethical teaching of the highest value, and many gems of pure thought are scattered throughout its pages. There are five chapters, and tive mystical illustrations.

Telepathy; What it is, and How it is Done, by R. Dimsdale Stocker, published by L. N. Fowler and Co., lmperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, London, and Fowler and Wells Co., 24, East 22nd Street, New York. Those who are interested in the phenomena of Telepathy, will find this little hook a simple and interesting introduction to the subject.

The Key to Health and Happiness, by Francis S. Blizard, published by Francis Riddell Henderson, 26, Paternoster Square, London. Mr. S. Blizard regards the selection of diet as of primary importance in the maintenance of health, but he does not overlook the necessity for removing all bad habits and demoralizing conditions of mind. The book contains good advice and helpful suggestions.

Regenerative, by W. A. & E. Williams, published by L. N. Fowler and Co., Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, London. This is a book for the housewife. It contains instructions for the proper cooking of foods, combined with a number of recipes for cooking foods without the use of flesh. The chapter on "The Art of Bread making" is very useful.

Master and Man, by Leo Tolstoy, and Tolstoy as a Schoolmaster, by Ernest Crosby, are two more sixpenny volumes of "The Simple Life Series," published by The Simple Life Press, 44, Fleet Street, London, E.C. The latter book contains Tolstoy's views on punishment and education.

From the Old Church to the New, by William Smith, published by the Scottish New Church Evidence Society, Meikleriggs, Paisley, is a pamphlet of thirty-five pages described as "A Personal Retrospect." It is an account of the author's transition from one form of faith to another.

Solar Biology, by Hiram E. Butler, published by The Esoteric Fraternity, Applegate, Cal., U.S.A. This book is described on the Title-Page as "A Scientific Method of delineating character, diagnosing disease, determining mental, physical, and business qualifications, conjugal adaptability, etc., from date of birth." It is a very extensive and elaborate work, is beautifully printed and contains a number of diagrams, as well as a portrait of the author.

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