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A Russell Lowell Treasury, A Brotherhood Treasury, and A Treasury of Love, are the last three of Mr. Albert Broadbent's poetical compilations. These booklets are perfections of artistic taste the covers are adorned with beautiful designs, and the poetical selections are choice and are harmoniously arranged. Each book contains over 40 pages. They can be obtained from our office.

Education in Accordance with Natural Law, by C. B. Ingham, published by Novello and Company, Limited, London. The subtitle of this book is "Suggestions for the Consideration of Parents, Teachers, and Social Reformers." The author appears to have a subtle and comprehensive grasp of the fundamental principles on which education (especially the education of children) rests. He perceives the central law in education, and gives hints which should prove of great value to teachers and parents. The book is cloth bound, and contains about 130 pages.

Public Speaking and Debate, by George Jacob Holyoake, published by T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, London. An exhaustive and masterly treatise, this book contains instruction and information which might be profitably studied by those engaged in, or entering upon, public life.

For People Who Laugh, by Adair Welcker, published by the author at 214, Pine Street, San Francisco, California. It is surprising that the author of that contemplative, mystical poem, "A Dream of Realms Beyond Us," should appear as a humorist of the quaintest American type, yet so he does in this volume. The book is made up of prose and verse; the humor is rich and pure, and there is a golden vein of wisdom underlying it. There is a cloth edition.

Occultism in Psychical Research, Spiritualism, etc., by An Investigator, published by Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, London, is a critical pamphlet directed against the so-called "Occult" studies and practices.

From Land's End to John O'Groats, by George H. Allen, published by L. N. Fowler and Co., London, and the Progressive Press, High Street, Paisley, tells how the author (a vegetarian) walked nearly 1,000 miles in 17 days.

Fruit Preserving, by James Henry Cook, published by the "Pitman", Health Food Co., Birmingham. This excellent little book should be in the hands of every housewife. It gives information as to the best ways of wholesomely preserving fruits and vegetables.

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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