National Geographic : 1900 Apr
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE NEW BOOKS. The United States of Europe. W. T. Stead. ON THE EVE OF THE PARLIAMENT OF PEACE. Mr. Stead's recent talks with the Czar and with all the great European statesmen lend much value to this timely review of current politics, written with special reference to the Russian Peace Rescript and American " Expansion." It covers such pertinent matters as America's task in Cuba and the Philippines, the " Chinese Puzzle," South African Problems, the Fashoda Muddle, the Concert of Europe and its work in Crete and Candia, and so on, with many suggestive forecasts. Size, 5j x 84; pages, 468; over Ioo portraits, maps, and illustrations; binding, cloth. Price, $2.00 . Sketches in Egypt. Charles Dana Gibson. " Egypt," says Mr. Gibson, " has sat for her likeness longer than any other coun try." The recent important events that have turned all eyes toward the Upper Nile have not disturbed in the least the ancient composure and serenity of the Land of the Pharoahs, and few countries offer such a tempting field to the artistic pen. Mr. Gibson's forceful and suggestive drawings are well reinforced by his written impressions-more complete than he has ever before published-and the whole makes up a uniquely in teresting record, from an artist who occupies a peculiar position among us. It is the real Egypt from a new standpoint. No pains have been spared to produce a true art work, giving really adequate presentations of Mr. Gibson's drawings. Size, 73 x 10,; cloth decorated; pages, 150; type, 12 point. Regular edition, $3.00 net. Edition de Luxe, 250 signed and numbered copies, each accompanied by a portfolio containing art proofs of ten of the most important pictures, on Japan silk tissue and mounted on plate paper suitable for framing. Price per copy, $Io.oo net. From Sea to Sea. Rudyard Kipling. 35th THOUSAND. This is an authorized edition of the collected letters of travel which Mr. Rudyard Kipling has written at various times between 1889 and 1898, and has just edited and revised. It includes hitherto unpublished matter, as well as an accurate text of the "American Notes," with "Letters of Marque," " The City of Dreadful Night," "The Smith Administration," etc., etc. Even Mr. Kipling never wrote anything more entirely irresistible than are, for in stance, his letters on Japan. The ludicrousness of the Japanese "heavy cavalry," the fascinating O-Toyo, the cherry blossoms, and the wonderful art which permeates the daily life of natural Japan-all these things become permanent in the reader's mind and can never be forgotten; and they show a side of the author which is not at all prominent in most of his other work. Size, 5x7'; two volumes in box; pages, 860; type, o1 point; binding, cloth. Price, $2.00 . DOUBLEDAY & McCLURE CO., 141-155 East 25th Street, New York. Please mention this Magazine when writing to advertisers.