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tors. Jonathan Tenny, A. M., Resident Editor. This journal has always been conducted with ability, and its recent issues show a determination on the part of its new editor to maintain its high position. We miss the Grammatical Department. The editor of that department having crossed the line into our own State, may we not hope to receive some contributions from his pen for our own journal ?
The Vermont School Journal : West Brattleboro'. A. E. Leavenworth and Hiram Orcutt, Editors. Vermont has probably fewer annual teachers than any other New England State. All honor to them for so well sustaining their journal. May it live and increase. What a journal we should have in old Massachusetts would our teachers only do half as well!
The Rhode Island Schoolmaster : Providence. Board of twelve Editors. J. J. . Ladd, A. M., and N. W. De Munn, Resident Editors. Little Rhody is not a whit behind her larger brothers and sisters in maintaining a school journal. She cannot boast so many teachers; but what she lacks in numbers, she makes up in zeal. The Schoolmaster has been ably conducted from the beginning. It gives more selections and treats its readers to a greater variety than most journals.
The Connecticut Common School Journal : Hartford. Charles Northend, New Britain, Resident Editor. Twelve Associate Editors. This successful journal, instead of succumbing to the times, has more than renewed its life. It is nobly sustained by the Connecticut teachers, and it is well worthy their support. The two numbers already issued are worth the whole year's subscription.
The New York Teacher : Albany. A Board of thirteen Editors. James Cruikshank, Resident Editor. This journal has a wide field and ought to have, and no doubt does have, an efficient support. Each number contains forty-eight closely printed pages, so closely printed as to look rather unattractive: but its articles are generally excellent, and we think no subscriber can complain that he does not get his money's worth. The resident editor is also publisher, and the present position of the Teacher is mainly owing to his enterprise.
The Pennsylvania School Journal : Lancaster. Edited by Thomas H. Burrowes, State Superintendent of Common Schools. This is an excellent journal. We have always looked over its pages with interest. Though it ministers mainly to the wants of its own State, it contains much that is useful everywhere. The Superintendent's Annual Report, in the last number, is a valuable document.
The Ohio Educational Monthly: Columbus. Edited and published by E. E. White & Co. The February number of this journal has not yet been received. The January number contained many valuable contributions, and promised well for the new volume. Geography in the Primary School,” by Dr. Thomas Hill, and “ Hints to Teachers,” by M. F. Cowdery, were among the best articles. The publishers seem to have secured the services of the best educators.
The Indiana School Journal : Indianapolis. Eleven Associate Editors. Daniel Kirkwood, Mathematical Editor, and 0. Phelps, Resident Editor. This is an ably conducted journal. The February number has not come to hand. But the January number contains valuable articles. Our associate was so well pleased with the “Cramming vs. the Drawing out System,” that he has marked some portions or transfer to our own pages.
The Illinois Teacher: Peoria. Alexander M. Gow Dixon, Editor, and L. A. Briggs, Chicago, Associate and Mathematical Teacher. This is one of the best educational journals. It has an attractive outside appearance, and its contents are always readable and useful. In some respects the Illinois teachers seem to be in advance of their brethren in the East.
Wisconsin Journal of Education: Madison. An Editorial Committee of fifteen. Rev. J. B. Pradt, Resident Editor, and T. D. Coryell, A. M., Mathematical Editor. This periodical comes to hand about as promptly as any of our exchanges, and though from a State comparatively new, yet must be ranked among our leading journals. Its articles are mostly original, and are read with pleasure and profit.
The lowa Instructor: Davenport. Edited by an Executive Committee. This is the only journal that comes to us from beyond the Mississippi. It stands now as our most advanced “picket," and is worthy of the position. There is no danger of its sleeping at its post. The Iowa teachers are alive and working earnestly in the good cause.
We have noticed above all the State journals we have received this year. Our Southern journals of course have ceased to make their appearance. For some reason the Michigan journal has not come to hand. From Lower Canada, we receive the Journal of Education and Journal de L'Instruction Publique ; from London, The Educational Times and Journal of the College of Preceptors, all important publications.
PREPARATORY LATIN PROSE-BOOK : containing all the Latin Prose necessary for
entering College. By J. H. HANSON, A. M. Boston : Crosby & Nichols.
The design of the author has been to improve somewhat the Latin preparatory course, and to bring together in one volume all the Latin prose required; thus lessening the expense to the student. The book bears evidence of having been compiled with much care, and is amply supplied with notes and grammatical references; the latter to the revised edition of Andrews and Stoddard's, and Kühner's Latin Grammars.
The requirements of our colleges will of course decide what amount of Latin prose must be learned before entering. Still we think this book is a move in the right direction. The author, the accomplished Principal of the High School, Portland, Me., has brought to his task the requisite scholarship and practical knowledge, and has produced a book admirably adapted to the purpose for which it was designed. We would commend it to the attention of teachers. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF BOOK-KEEPING COMBINED. By AARON SARGENT.
Boston: Swan, Brewer & Tileston. 1862.
treatise on book-keeping by double-entry. A perusal of the book affords full evidence that the author is master of his subject. We are glad to see this valuable addition to the books which are designed to teach — what every boy ought to learn in school — the double-entry system of book-keeping. A work so concise, simple and cheap as the one before us, ought to have a large sale. A PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY on the basis of the Object Method of Instruction, illus
trated with numerous Engravings and Pictorial Maps. By FORDYCE A. ALLEN, Principal of the Chester County Normal School, West Chester, Pa. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1862. 56 pp. Quarto.
It is truly refreshing to look at the elegant pages of this new book for the little ones. We almost wish ourself back to our days of jacket and ruffled collar, that we might have the pleasure of studying this charming book with a boy's delight. The numerous cuts are large and beautiful. The maps, even, are adorned with instructive pictures. The letter-press is as fair and inviting as any typographical epicure can desire. The subject matter happily exhibits the author's good taste and common sense. We sincerely believe that this Primary Geography is one of extraordinary merit, and therefore deserving of the favorable attention we hope it will receive. JEWELS FROM THE QUARRY OF THE MIND. Edited by JAMES H. HEAD. Boston :
Crosby & Nichols.
The field of the poets has been often gleaned. It is curious to notice the differing tastes of different gleaners. The selections in the book before us possess a quiet beauty which charms and soothes. They are not so much the great and stirring utterances of the poets as the calm and beautiful. It is delightful to have such a book at hand in a leisure or weary hour.
The publishers have shown their appreciation of these poetic utterances by giving them a form as attractive to the eye as they are to the heart.
JUVENILE BOOKS. Crosby & Nichols are continually adding to their extensive assortment of juvenile reading. Their late publications are pronounced by the proper authority up to the mark. FLORENCE ERWIN's THREE Homes pleases the young misses and shows them that heart-wealth is better than world-wealth. THE BEAR HUNTERS is just the thing for the boys, as is also ROUND THE WORLD. Let them read the latter, with the atlas before them, and it will teach a capital lesson in geography, as well as delight them. A little sick friend who reads all the books he can get hold of, pronounces THE DOG CRUSOE the very best he has read for some time. We have looked over these books with much pleasure, and do not wonder at the strong interest they excite in the youthful mind. THE CAROL: a new and complete Music Book for Schools, Academies, and Sing
ing-Classes. By WILLIAM B. BRADBURY. New York: Ivison, Phinney & Co.
The examination of this book has given us real pleasure. We like its elementary exercises and methods of illustration much. We like too its great variety of good music. So fine a Carol deserves to be heard in every school.
T Those who are contemplating any change of School Books are invited to examine the fol lowing STANDARD WORKS:
Eaton's Primary Arithmetic.
Colburn's Mental Arithmetic.
Eaton's Treatise on Written Arithmetic.
This has been the exclusive series for the past three years, authorized in the Boston Public Schools, and is used with the best results. It is extensively in use throughout the country. The Mental Arithmetic of WARREN COLBURN has long been the chief book of its kind, and is used EVERY
This is a well-known book of high value, and an acquaintance with the revised edition is now required for admission to Harvard College ; it is a UNIVERSAL History.
Smellie's Philosophy of Natural History.
This is an entirely new edition re-written by Dr. John WARE, and illustrated with over ifty elegant engravings. This is the STANDARD TEXT-Book in use in schools on this subject.
The Universal Speaker.
Those seeking new and interesting matter for school declamation and dialogues, will do well to examine this original work.
Philbrick's Primary School Tablets.
The Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools has furnished in these Tablets a new and invaluable aid to Primary instruction.
Taylor's Method of Classical Study.
The Principal of the famed Phillips Academy, at Andover, has in this little volume laid open the SECRET of his great success.
The above books are already extensively in use, being original, well established works of their kind from authors of established reputation. Teachers and school officers contemplating any change of Text-Books, in any of these departments, are earnestly requested to examine these books. VERY LIBERAL TERMS made for first introduction, making it more economical to use the best Text-Books than to continue with inferior ones.
Copies of books furnished for examination, with reference to introduction, on application to the publishers,
BROWN & TAGGARD,
PUBLISHERS, NO. 29 CORNHILL, BOSTON. Jan. '62.
A NEW PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY,
PREPARED BY PROFESSOR F. A. ALLEN, Principal of Chester County Normal School, West Chester, Pennsylvania, upon the OBJECT METHOD,
and designed as the first book of the series, of which Smith's Geography forms a part. The work is the result of many years of observation and experience in the school and lectureroom, and is emphatically Primary in its character.
The author has proceeded apon the hypothesis that the study of geography will be superficial and profitless unless attention is at first directed to subjects and objects which are either already or which may readily be made familiar; - that a commencement embracing home scenes, people, animals, plants, etc., furnishes the only standard by which the child can judge of similar objects in other parts of his own, or in foreign countries. The work is peculiarly illustrated by about two handred and fifty pictures, and by thirteen picture-maps, executed in the finest style of the art; the former will fully illustrate the text and take a prominent part in the presentation of the subject, the latter, printed in colors, will show the young pupil at a glance the geography of a country by such pictures upon the map of that country as will exhibit its great physical features, Zoology, Botany, Ethnology, and the occupation of its people.
The publishers feel assured that this book, prepared, as it has been, by a teacher of experience, and upon nature's plan, will supply a want long felt by the best educators of the country,
Teachers and School Directors will be furnished with copies of this work, in flexible covers, by mail, upon receipt of 25 cents in money or postage stamps, by the publishers; and schools will be supplied with the work upon accommodating terms.
LIPPINCOTT'S GEOGRAPHICAL SERIES, BOOK III.
SMITH'S NEW GEOGRAPHY
Containing a concise Text, and Explanatory Notes,
WITH OVER 100 MAPS,
FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.
BY ROSWELL C. SMITH, A. M., AUTHOR OF SEVERAL SCHOOL BOOKS........
QUARTO. PRICE $1.00. SMITH'S NEW GEOGRAPHY has been in course of preparation for many years, and is the crowning production of the distinguished author. No pains have been spared to combine in this work ALL that is essential to a complete and comprehensive School Geography, and great care has been taken in its construction to render it of the greatest practical usefulness in the school-room and family.
The following are some of its features which deserve attention: I. Clearness and comprehensiveness of expres- words and terms. This feature is of great practision in the Text, especially in the Definitions; it cal value to teachers, and intelligent scholars. being the aim of the author to teach the pupils VI. Comparative Map on a uniform scale, exjust what they want to know, and in as few words hibiting the relative size of the different countries as practicable.
and larger Islands on the globe. II. Superior colored Maps, exhibiting the VII. Railroad Map of the United States, exRaces, Religions, Governments, and states of hibiting the principal railway lines, with their Civilization of different nations.
connections. III. Forty-four Vicinity Maps of the Principal VIII. Physical Geography, with Humboldt's Cities on the globe.
System of Isothermal Lines. IV. Thirty-two large full-paged Maps of States IX. Outline of Mathematical Geography. and Countries.
X. Geographical Clock, exhibiting the relaV. Copious Marginal Notes and Explanations, tive time of day under different degrees of Longigiving the derivation and meaning of difficult tude.
From the Massachusetts Teacher. “All we have to say is, that this Geography is a novelty and a choice one too. If we had to select to-day a geographical text-book for our own use we should choose this." * * *
Teachers and School Directors will be furnished with copies of the work, in flexible covers, by mail, for examination, upon receipt of 50 cents in money or postage stamps, by the Publishers; and schools will be supplied with the work, for introduction, upon accommodating terms.
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., Philadelphia. March, '62.