National Geographic : 1911 Oct
Travel Books New Novels THE DANUBE By WALTER JERROLD The Danube, while less vis ited than the Rhine on account of its former inaccessibility, is, claims Mr. Jerrold, grander, more beautiful and more fasci nating. Mr. Jerrold aims only to give suggestions of the great events that have taken place about its shores, together with a description of the manifold beauties and romance of the river. Illustrated in colors and black and white. Cloth, 8vo, $3.50 net; postpaid, $3.65. A ROMAN PILGRIMAGE By R. ELLIS ROBERTS Mr. Roberts' warm, personal style brings a delight in the great eternal city, its history, monuments, buildings, churches, customs, and atmosphere. The author knows his Rome from the Forum to the modern pal ace, and loves it. His book is rather an enchanting account of a visit, like a series of letters, than a formal guide book. Il lustrated in colors and black and white. Cloth, 8vo, $3.50 net; postpaid, $3.65. ACROSS THE ROOFOFTHEWORLD By P. T. ETHERTON F.R.G.S., F.Z.S. An account of a journey of 4,000 miles from India to the Trans-Siberian Railway over the high table-lands of central Asia never before crossed by a Eu ropean. From whatever point of view the reader approaches this book, he must find it inter esting. With map and 130 il lustrations from photographs. Cloth, 8vo, $4.80 net; postpaid, $5.10. THE SOUTH WALES COAST By ERNEST RHYS The South Coast of Wales is probably the most storied and castled stretch in all the circuit of the British Isles. Mr. Rhys knows his Welsh folk-tales and scraps of Celtic romance well, and makes good use of them in describing this country. Colored frontispiece and many other il lustrations. Cloth, 8vo, $2.25 net; postpaid, $2.39. The FRUITFUL VINE By ROBERT HICHENS Author of "The Garden of Allah." The unsatisfied longing for children on the part of a mutually devoted couple is the basis of a story that touches the heights and depths of human experience and almost stuns with its power. Modern Rome, of heroic memories, exotic charm, and brilliant society-the wealthy and cultured of all nations is the rich background, painted with all the mature skill of perhaps the greatest living artist in the use of the English language. Frontispiece in colors by Jules Gudrin. $1.40 net; postpaid, $1.53. THE SECRET GARDEN By FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT "Told with a skill and charm which few living writers could equal. . . Over all, young and old, the author manages to throw the spell of that imperishable garden of youth whose odors still float to us across the years." Chicago Record-Herald. "Emphatically, this is a story that both young and older readers will enjoy immensely." -The Outlook. $1.35 net; postpaid, $1.47 Classics of Exploration THE NORTH POLE By ROBERT E. PEARY "The book is a record of world-wide importance, and will be read with keen interest not only by the present genera tion, but as long as the love of adventure and the thirst for knowledge animate the human heart." -New York Times. With 8 illustrations in full colors and 102 in black and white from photographs, and map. Large 8vo. Ornate cloth, $4.80 net; postpaid, $5.05 Reinforced Library binding, plain cloth, $5.00 net; postpaid, $5.25. A TENDERFOOT WITH PEARY By GEORGE BORUP The Yale athlete of the Peary Expedition had "the time of his life" north of the Arctic Circle, and tells his story in breezy language that makes readers sit up and chuckle. Illustrated. $2.10 net; postpaid, $2.27. Publishers FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY New York "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."