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Assistant Professor of Political Economy in Harvard Universi-
ty; author of "The Study of Political Economy," etc. With
Sixteen Charts and numerous Tables. 8vo. Cloth, $2 25.

"Prof. Laughlin's excellent work is timely and valuable. It re-enforces the sugges tions of political sagacity and business prudence by the warnings of scientific investigation and foresight."-New York Times.

"The book is not a treatise on the theory of bimetallism, but is a history of bimetallism, the theory being discussed only so far as the hard facts in the country's experience have directly borne upon some part of the theory."-Chicago Evening Journal.


STATES, FROM 1774 TO 1789, embracing the Period of the
American Revolution. New edition, thoroughly revised. By
ALBERT S. BOLLES, Professor in the Wharton School of Finance,
University of Pennsylvania; Editor of “The Banker's Maga-
zine." 8vo. Cloth, $2.50.


STATES, FROM 1789 TO 1860.
8vo. Cloth, $3.50.



STATES, FROM 1861 TO 1885.

8vo. Cloth, $3.50.


"The difficulties, dangers, and triumphs of the Government's fiscal operations early in the war are well portrayed, and the wonderful course of the debt-paying outlined. The inception and progress of the national banks are described; also the system of internal taxation, the tariff, the whisky frauds, etc. The book is the Lest financial history the country has thus far."-Chicago Tribune.

"These volumes have been accepted as standard authorities on the subject-matter treated, both in this country and in Europe. We are thus put in possession of the entire facts in the fiscal policies of the latest born among the nations of the earth. It is manifest that they must embrace a mass of events which in their relations and sequence are of the highest interest and value to the student of human society."—Philadelphia



BELLION. BY SIMON NEWCOMB. 16mo. Cloth, $1.00.

"The objects of the essay are to trace our present financial system to its effects on the power of our Government, the permanence of our institutions, the future well-being of society, and other great national interests; to show how certain principles of social science are illustrated in its workings; and incidentally to inquire in what ways it may be improved."-From the Preface.

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By Hon. W. A. PEFFER,

U. S. Senator from Kansas. 12mo. Cloth, $1.00.

"This politico-economical treatise discusses such subjects as the General Average Progress of the Country, the Progress of Agriculture, the Mortgage Burden, the Changed Condition of the Farmer, the Farmer's Competitors, the Settlement of the New West, the Destroying Power of Usury, Contraction of the Currency, etc. These are all stirring questions of the day, and Senator Peffer states his side quite clearly. The book will be of great interest to politicians and politico-economists generally.' Rochester Union and Advertiser.

"The book will be interesting not only as an exhibit of what a leading advocate of paternal government thinks on that subject, but as a valuable compilation and collection of statistics on a question of living interest."-Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.

"The author performed a very useful service in the compilation of this work. In it he has condensed a vast amount of valuable statistical matter bearing upon the various industries of the country during the past forty years. . It deserves a wide circulation and a careful reading."-Farm, Stock, and Home, Minneapolis, Minn.


ELECTED SPEECHES AND REPORTS ON FINANCE AND TAXATION, FROM 1859 TO 1878. By JOHN SHERMAN, Secretary of the Treasury. 8vo. Cloth, $2.50. "Whatever opinions sound thinkers may entertain with respect to some of the doctrines which Mr. Sherman has upheld upon occasion, there is no man in the country whose opinions with respect to financial matters are subjects of greater interest than are Mr. Sherman's." ."-New York Evening Post.




PRICE, Professor of Political Economy in the University of
Oxford. 12mo. Cloth, $1.50.

"The idea that the government stamp on the coin gives to money its value, the author disposes of in a sentence, yet it is a large part of the money argument."Hartford Courant

"This discussion on the subject of currency is very clear and satisfactory, as well as timely."-New-Englander.



How it Came, What it Brought, and How it Ended.
ANDREW D. WHITE, President of Cornell University. 8vo.
Paper, 50 cents.


A paper read before several Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, of both political parties, at Washington, April 12, before the Union League Club, at New York, April 13, 1876.

NOMISMA; or, "Legal Tender." By HENRI Cer

NUSCHI, author of "Bi-Metallic Money." 12mo. Cloth, $1.25. CONTENTS.-Evidence given before the United States Monetary Commission, by the author and others, February 5, 6, 7, and 8, 1877.-Monetary Pacification by the Rehabilitation of Silver.-Silver Vindicated.-Appendix.

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"This work marks an epoch in the history-writing of this country."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


HOUSEHOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS PEOPLE. FOR YOUNG AMERICANS. By EDWARD EGGLESTON, Richly illustrated with 350 Drawings, 75 Maps, etc. Square 8vo. Cloth, $2.50.


The present work is meant, in the first instance, for the young- not alone for boys and girls, but for young men and women who have yet to make themselves familiar with the more important features of their country's history. By a book for the young is meant one in which the author studies to make his statements clear and explicit, in which curious and picturesque details are inserted, and in which the writer does not neglect such anecdotes as Jend the charm of a human and personal interest to the broader facts of the nation's story. That history is often tiresome to the young is not so much the fault of history as of a false method of writing by which one contrives to relate events without sympathy or imagination, without narrative connection or animation. The attempt to master vague and general records of kiln-dried facts is certain to beget in the ordinary reader a repulsion from the study of history-one of the very most important of all studies for its widening influence on general culture.


"Fills a decided gap which has existed for the past twenty years in American historical literature. The work is admirably planned and executed, and will at once take its place as a standard record of the life, growth, and development of the nation. It is profusely and beautifully illustrated."-Boston Transcript.

"The book in its new dress makes a much


finer appearance than
before, and will be wel-
comed by older readers
as gladly as its predeces-
sor was greeted by girls



and boys. The lavish use the publishers have made of colored plates, woodcuts, and photographic reproductions, gives an unwonted piquancy to the printed page, catching the eye as surely as the text engages the mind."-New York Critic.

"The author writes history as a story. It can never be less than that. The book will enlist the interest of young people, enlighten their understanding, and by the glow of is statements fix the great events of the country firmly in the mind."-San Francisco Bulletin.

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The Robin Hood of Vermont.

By HENRY HALL. 12mo. Cloth, $1.00.

The aim of the author has been to depict Allen's personality, and to throw some new light upon the character of one who has been often violently assailed. Allen's own letters have been freely drawn upon. The

mass of material which has been examined has included matter not utilized before, and the result is an impartial and careful picture of Allen's associations, and habits of thought and action, which, it is believed, can not be neglected by Americans interested in the history of their own country.

"A spirited account of a forcible and influential character in our colonial and Revolutionary history. Ethan Allen certainly was a picturesque figure in his day, and his checkered career would afford a good foundation for a sensational novel."-Congre gationalist.

"A welcome addition to American historical literature. The hero of Ticonderoga lives again in this graphic portrayal of the incidents and adventures of his eventful life. Ethan Allen is one of the most picturesque of the sturdy patriots of Revolutionary days. Accurate to the last degree, and told in bright, telling language, the story should be widely read by the young, who may gather from the perusal of the book patriotic inspiration, and see how to live in touch with one's times and answer their demands."-New York Observer.


"Ethan Allen was not a polished drawing-room knight or a pious churchman. swore terribly, and he was looked upon as a dangerous atheist. But no one now thinks of the manners or the piety of the man who, with eighty-three men, entered Fort Ticonderoga and summoned the British commander of the garrison to surrender."-Philadelphia Bulletin.

"A brief, sketchy, lively, entertaining biography of one of the most remarkable men in our early national history. "-Chicago Times.


MACLAY, United States Senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-
1791. With Portrait from Original Miniature. Edited by
EDGAR S. MACLAY, A. M. Large 8vo. Cloth, $2.25.

"In Mr. Maclay's time sessions of the Senate were held with closed doors, and the authentic records we have of its proceedings are meager. As Mr. Maclay's journal is concerned almost wholly with the proceedings of this body, its value as a record becomes very great. Students of the period must henceforth include it among their valuable sources of original information. The circumstances in which it was written give it peculiar value. Mr. Maclay wrote while his knowledge was still fresh and clear."-New York Times.

"So meager are the official reports of the doings of the first Congress after the adoption of the Constitution, that Mr. Maclay's journal must always be of great historical value. While Senator, he recorded in his journal each evening the proceedings of the day, and these records, many of them voluminous, give the book its value."-New York Herald.

"No elaborate book on the political and social status of a hundred years ago can begin to equal in interest the present one, with its daily fresh pictures-plainly projected upon the writer's journal for his own mental relief-of the bad manners and bad political and other morals of his fellow-legislators, such as leave to politicians of our day quite a balance often of propriety in any comparison that may be made. It is a mine as well of political faith and proposed practice in plain democratic methods, antedating nearly all the political doctrine that Jefferson is celebrated for as the founder of Jeffersonian, Madisonian, and Jacksonian Democracy.”—Brooklyn Eagle.

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BRAHAM LINCOLN: The True Story of a Great
With numerous Illustrations. New and revised edition, with
an introduction by HORACE WHITE. In two volumes. 12mo.
Cloth, $3.00.

This is probably the most intimate life of Linccin ever written. The book, by Lincoln's law-partner, William H. Herndon, and his friend Jesse W. Weik, shows us Lincoln the man. It is a true picture of his surroundings and influences and acts. It is not an attempt to construct a political history, with Lincoln often in the background, nor is it an effort to apotheosize the American who stands first in our history next to Washington. The writers knew Lincoln intimately. Their book is the result of unreserved association. There is no attempt to portray the man as other than he really was, and on this account their frank testimony must be accepted, and their biography must take permanent rank as the best and most illuminating study of Lincoln's character and personality. Their story, simply told, relieved by characteristic anecdotes, and vivid with local color, will be found a fascinating work.

"Truly, they who wish to know Lincoln as he really was must read the biography of him written by his friend and law-partner, W. H. Herndon. This book was imperatively needed to brush aside the rank growth of myth and legend which was threatening to hide the real lineaments of Lincoln from the eyes of posterity. On one pretext or another, but usually upon the plea that he was the central figure of a great historical picture, most of his self-appointed biographers have, by suppressing a part of the truth and magnifying or embellishing the rest, produced portraits which those of Lincoln's contemporaries who knew him best are scarcely able to recognize. There is, on the other hand, no doubt about the faithfulness of Mr. Herndon's delineation. The marks of unflinching veracity are patent in every line."-New York Sun.

"Among the books which ought most emphatically to have been written must be classed'Herndon's Lincoln.'"-Chicago Inter-Ocean.

"The author has his own notion of what a biography should be, and it is simple enough. The story should teil all, plainly and even bluntly. Mr. Herndon is naturally a very direct writer, and he has been industrious in gathering material. Whether an incident happened before or behind the scenes, is all the same to him. He gives it without artifice or apology. He describes the life of his friend Lincoln just as he saw it."-Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.

"A remarkable piece of literary achievement-remarkable alike for its fidelity to facts, its fullness of details, its constructive skill, and its literary charm."-New York Times.

"It will always remain the authentic life of Abraham Lincoln.”—Chicago Herald. "The book is a valuable depository of anecdotes, innumerable and characteristic. It has every claim to the proud boast of being the 'true story of a great life.'”—Phila delphia Ledger.

"Will be accepted as the best biography yet written of the great President."— Chicago Inter-Ocean.

"Mr. White claims that, as a portraiture of the man Lincoln, Mr. Herndon's work ' will never be surpassed.' Certainly it has never been equaled yet, and this new edtion is all that could be desired."-New York Observer.

"The three portraits of Lincoln are the best that exist; and not the least characteristic of these, the Lincoln of the Douglas debates, has never before been engraved. Herndon's narrative gives, as nothing else is likely to give, the material from which we may form a true picture of the man from infancy to maturity."-The Nation.

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