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Sax Good Reproductions of Uk
Tailings and Drawings.
tsr E^-^e Michel. Ilius
=* „. v c3 the Dutch were cele- !
!«■ r«* r " a^o. • , th€lr greatest
trs^r-S .w •. —• " ___ sarbed by the prepa
<■_-*:=* I ■ •
#£k t*e °* c * sio ? i^| manorial cf his art.
-ox: o* a. notable 4^;^' a ' Lric j .--.'.y of his
«. Eaifle mm *ro» £ published ,r,, r , ;
r^ s «ad ■« DaU *- " Rith a
W^ French. ' The John
zZ&tica of srvts=^y - edition, and
„ a tas lr:e rralional Studio."
'tfS^v^e, which students uf
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«T** His book on Rembrandt
W »^ ie - ln framing the text of
rtvT-Kacrial bi all of the scholarship to
fU**rf of hta. tut at the same time took
.-Tie coastf" th« needs of the ?eneral reader.
Sfirief narrative assembles all the essential
ZL isd Jbese are sot fortL with only such
*\^-.-<: an: aescriptions as are necessary to
or.tMr.e of Rembrandt's personality
•"^ the reader a Fens* of those various
!f-«ties w-r.ich pt> to make the beauty and hu
2»3flte«sJ of the works. T!;:s is. in short, an
aft^" mritten monograpn. well balanced, luml-
S aod entertaining. The warmth of the
isAor-s feciir:? for his theme gives the last
taod) * p tb w-'r. manlike essay.
"*— »-c trit ir. this volume is obviously n<>t to be
.^■Vcted. but - r -" injustice to M. Michel to
** .v.^ x seri' .- cf plates is of equal impor
..Jjcf yjrft his r^^^ c - tlle K^ienie. It embraces
_ photogravures of s<.>me of the noWt-st
C tie paintiass, facsimiles of a number of the
«cttr^ «ad sis3arly accurate ... actions,
'-^*»A in colors, of a generous sheaf of the
fcajilsgs. For the drawings., indeed, the ama-
, £S , fleeter is bound to be especially grateful.
-•-■<jse Intensely ;>t-rsi>r.al souvenirs of Rem
jraniit"s ger.iu? have never ■■■.-..
as the 7a:r.tin?rs in first rate photo
paaai The present selt-ction has been made
rf± discretii r.. We have here examples of the
-_" - - nor? r r less casual ..... ideas
!or picturer. a number of his landscapes done in
jc and wish, some of his fi?rure studies in red
iii, and a few cf his preliminary studies for
portraits. One or two of his sketches of animals
l 3» giver, ar.d a ppecimen of his treat
rfnt cf tie r. - j.i^ :. c Hied. It is impossible to
•rsggerate th" "ra'.ue of these drawings. They
iJiow Ksmtrir.ct :z. his most spontaneous mood.
2»ty show •» :".:: ;>cl£Tiaut vividness his ktsbi on
rsumsd his »': c! style. The reproductions
!toe his pa.r.tir.gs have been made with a view
■_■ £■_.-:-<»■ • . not only fo many famous pictures
Xt tie extraordinary width of his range. His
ijctriiture is amply represented, and so like
rse *.-• his dealing's with Script themes and
tfii landscape. •-••■•• this is a He i -
avlt g"aJ .*•">' of singularly comprehensive s'.g 1 -
Jtoict The plates have all been well made,
iac *j>fT have been printed with the same care
jt has b«sn bestowed upon the typography
afi Bk peaeni manufacture of the volume.
*rr evnry point of view it is a creditable pub-
X=c Olga. Novikoff Is •writing a volume of
■miscenoes and will publish it in the autumn.
Ba Ejssiaa woman has known many of the
topfc.- statesmen of her time and has ac
■— j^ mWjl many entertaining anecdotes.
4B — of th» rare first edition fprivately print
*<-J -v —a:.: is now held at >■->_ The
iook. cslrlsalJy rejected by a publisher's reader.
ia ttcs prfnt«d in an edition of one hundred
wjn2ortJi« author's friends. "When produced
STaat y«ar f<--r the benent of the public it
jt E2 i=ir3«reiate success, and ultimately a
i.« sf eigliiy thousand copies.
lAc an --• aeetiss or the trait Whitman
Mentis wi2 *--i:e Place lr - dt y on May " L
jfctMßS-wSJ -- given at the afternoon se£
-•"■ si 1 * Ir "." ••.-•■■ will be a dinner
. .—. —
,- t^c'--^ ~'ti r - thir.ks it may be doubted
his ■ •.-.■-:- • have ar.y true
sjß-jjjja^ie wealtli of English ••literariana"
SifcsnriiiJea aaaOEg American collections.
■vT-^^-'v "•"■•.. says, "'a eatilopue •• ties us
Saeaae a- •- in dealer or bookman of the
/df i-iaF? '•■ :. raises in us _■'<-■■■
rtfgaaethlss ; -' .~^": and when we think of
J:v*Y i- v;.. r. --zt literary treasures are de
jcSxirastirarf w< Tv;=h there could be an en
i'fr^ zzzdr.?' this kind •■-•-. same
jrf-inn aj: tjie < fficiaJ interference with the sale
Se fcawfiiate ->■ r ... volume of tne
"Jkts&tJjGlers : aippo'jte Tair.e" recalls
- c Er^'.is!-. -■ ".::.• -r.Uitcr some personal de
ft «ttlij c.v ting. "Tame," be says, -carried
-•• ■ • -a:.. :. v :i= ce^7- and exact, ligrhtiy,
~: »^s a iwww of haTT>* epigrams. Unlike
I9H& Radaneru :.- bad a nervous horror of
i'ictr. He r*-':^-I to allow his portrait to
<9erjaac7 of :: •■ iJu^trated papers, and po
\~'-~, bst £rrcly, r- . :.-:-c the Llandishrn^nts of
astievei irtent n piquant copy. He bad a
- :~: ~ of the stoic :r. }_i= composition, a^d that
*-£ inn Jr. g-ood stead ir. his early days, which
* Cffflnflt en cgtL It did not even desert
a rjms v. c wac famriTjp and beyond want. One
'-•^c. «ftea h~ -was already renowned, the
- Krta r.ur.c fcia dtting In hi.- big house
• ■■•'-■-:>r fire co? food, "Why ever remain
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, MAY 17. 1903
" One of the best stories of American life ever written."
Mr. Winston Churchill's ,„ «*_
rises to a level he has
never known before, and
gives us one of the
best stories of Amer
ican life e\er writ
ten." — New York
By the author of "Richard Carvel," "The Crisis," "Coniston," etc.
■ ~ — I
like this?' "Pooh! When one is cold and hungry j
one Is inclin-d to cerebral congestion, and ideas j
come more pa.=ily.' That is a retort which sue-- j
pests Russell L'well's cynical assTlif'r; that the j
two sources of literary inspiration are a full head
and an empty pocket."
Pj-nf, ?F or Ferrero. < ' Turin University, pur
poses to Lrinjr «.ut ii> tte autumn the third and
fourth volumes «>f bis work, the "History <>f
Rome."' About the same time the author will
arrive in Washington. t.j be tbtj guest of the
An abridged edition of Carlyle's "Frederick tho
Great" has been prepared by Mr. E(i?ar Sander-
son. end will be published soon: The five vol
umes of the original edition have been cut down
to one. This is "business." but it can hardly
be called literature.
Sijmora Hrazia Deledda's new novel, "Ashes,"
has just b^-n issued by the John Lane Company
In an Enplish translation. It is a trupic story
of life in a mountain village of Sardinia.
One of the moat ardent collectors of publica
tions dealing: with Napoleon is Mr c. K. Shorter.
This taste has led him to the preparation of a
book which will be heartily welcomed by other
collectors of Kapoleonlc literature. It will con
tain a reprint with notes and elucidations, of
the more important of the pamphlets written by
eyewitnesses of the Emperor's experiences on
BEMBEAKDTfi PORTRAIT OF HIMSELF AT VIENNA
Mr, Crewe's Career
A splendid bock of American rea!ism. American romance
- • all cvertracfd by the kindliest, most appealing
Ararrxau humor." — Afea: York World.
"The character studies are unusually keen and subtle. Hilary
Vane is equal to anyth ng m American fiction."— North
"The stoiy ■ conceived in the s?me comedy vein as Mr.
Church;i;'s first success, and earned eff ;n so fine and brave
a manner that ... it calls for nothing but praise." —
I lit Gli
"It has ai the elements of a good story — and is one." — Inter
Mr. Crewe's Career
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A Commentary Upon the Aims and Methods of an Assistant-Master in a Public School.
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Here, as in Tk> Upton Letters, Mr. Benson has much to say of education. For spv«.'n
years he was an Eton boy, and then, after I earing Cambridge, he returned to Eton as a
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iu? with which this book concerns itself by way of definition and criticism is the Eton-
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er are much the samp in all schools, and the ideas advanced here regarding his profes
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Other Books by Mr. Benson :
From Ol College Window. Th« Altar Fire
Beside Still Waters. The Upton Letters.
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den of the Northumberland, which went thi
twenty edition^ in the Emperor's lifetim*
been annotated with th» help of Warden^ son.
who iE still alive Of another pamphle t. a
reprint of which is to be Included, only fifty
copies were printed, and even the British .V .
scum docs not possess one. Thi? is the pr
printed account by the third Lord Lytt* 11 -
two conversations h- had with Nap< c »n w
the Northumberland was lying oft' Ptyi
Mr. Shorter proposes to call the book "Napoleon
and His Fellow Travellers."
Apropos of this book about th* ereat E
ror we may note that the statue of him madfl
by Fremiet 1 - - ■ - '■■ brought
to Paris, and is to be re-erected at the In -
which contains the tomb of Napoleon.
"Marriage," Mr. G. B. Sha new pla !
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