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A Canadian Journal of Politics,

Society, and Literature.



Independent in Politics, THE WEEK appeals by a comprehensive Table of Contents to the different tastes which exist within the circle of a cultured home.

An average of fifteen short crisp Editorials is given in each number upon CANADIAN, AMERICAN, and ENGLISH POLITICS and LITERATURE.

Amongst the regular · Contributors is Professor GOLDWIN SMITH; and a distinguished public man in London has kindly undertaken to supply regularly an English Letter. Paris and Washington Letters will appear at regular intervals.

In addition there are special contributions from some of the ablest writers in the Dominion and the United

CONTENTS. — Leaders Current Art Topics. Reviews of Art Exhibitions. Notices of New Statues, Paintings, Important New Buildings, and New Art Books. Notes on Art Matters and Archæology at Home and Abroad. Announcements of Art Exhibitions, Meetings of Art Schools, etc., etc. Reproductions of Important Paintings, by the Azaline and Orthochromatic Methods, giving full color values, and in general whatever can be of interest, and invaluable to Artists, Amateurs, Teachers, Instructors, Connoisseurs, Patrons and Lovers of Art, Architects, Builders, Decorators and Furnishers, Collectors of Antiquities, Vases, Coins, and Medals, Art-Classes, Clubs, Schools, Colliges, Libraries, and Museums, and to everyone interested in the Fine Arts. ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY.

Our announcement of having commissioned the distinguished French etcher, M. Rajon, to etch a plate on an important subject expressly for The Studio, has created considerable comment and speculation as to the nature of the subject. The inquiries for information continue to pour in from all over this country and abroad. The interest shown in this distinguished artist's etching has been so wide-spread, and as the subject will be of such importance to create a commotion in this country and abroad when published, we have decided to print 500 India proofs before lettering, to be sold by subscription only, at $5.00 each, up to the day of publication, when the price will be advanced. A magnificent work of art is promised. Copies of Tre STUDIO containing the Rajon etching will be advanced to 500 each. Books are open to receive advance orders, which should be forwarded at once, as the edition will be limited, and is now being rapidly applied for.

ORIGINAL ETCHING FREE. FEBRUARY issue contains an ETCHING of the FRITSCHE Ewer, and other original engravings.

MARCH issue contains an etching of John QUINCY ADAMS, AT THE AGE OF SIXTEEN, from a drawing in pastel, made in The Hague in 1783. Also sketch of the celebrated “ 1807" Meissonier, showing original size of picture, with late additions. Also, “ The Horse Fair,” by Rosa Bonheur, reproduced direct by Kurtz's Azaline-Orthochromatic Method, and other engravings.


The Week

llas now entered upon its third year with most encouraging prospects, and with many new features.


Single numbers can be examined at your book, news, or art dealer's, and purchased complete for 20 cents. No free sample copies. Address all communications to THE STUDIO PUBLISHING COMPANY,

3 East Fourteenth Street, JOSEPH J. Koch, Manager. NEW YORK CITY.

5 Jordan Street, Toronto, Canada. Sample copies free on application.

TO ADVERTISERS. HE WEEK-the only literary journal in the Dominion-afford the professional and cultured classes of Canada. It is read by people who can purchase what they want and pay for what they purchase. None

but the choicest business announcements will be taken ; and NO "CUTS” WILL BE IN-ERTED, unless of a very attractive and artistic character. All advertisements will be set up in such style as to insure THE WEEK'S high typographical appearance. and enhance the value of the advertising in its columns.






The field of the QUARTERLY is indicated by its title ; its object is to give the results of scientific investigation in this field. It is intended that these results shall be presented in an intelligible manner and in readable form. The QUARTERLY will follow the most important movements of foreign politics, but will devote chief attention to questions of present interest in the United States. On such questions its attitude is non-partisan. Every article is signed ; and every article, including those of the editors, expresses simply the personal view of the writer. Every writer who alleges facts not commonly known will be expected to indicate the source of his information.

Each number of the QUARTERLY contains reviews of the most important recent publications.

Among those who have already written for the QUARTERLY, or who have articles in preparation, are: Prof. Henry C. Adams, of. Cornell and Michigan Universities ; Dr. John Eliot Bowen, of the Independent ; Prof. John B. Clark, of Smith College ; Prof. Gustav Cohn, of Göttingen University ; Hon. John F. Dillon; Prof. Theodore W. Dwight, Warden of the Columbia College Law School; Prof. Henry W. Farnam, of Yale University ; Worthington C. Ford, of the State Department; Franklin H. Giddings, Editor of Work and Wages; Prof. Arthur T. Hadley, of Yale University; Hon. Wm. M. Ivins; Prof. E. J. James, of the University of Pennsylvania ; Prof. Emile de Laveleye, of the University of Ghent; Hon. Alfred E. Lee; Prof. Emanuel Leser, of Heidelberg University ; Prof. Anson D. Morse, of Amherst College; Prof. George B. Newcomb, of the New York City College ; Hon. Eugene Schuyler; Albert Shaw, Editor of the Minneapolis Tribune ; Prof. Henry Sidgwick, of Cambridge University ; Dr. Charles B. Spahr, of the Christian Union ; Dr. Petersen-Studnitz, Editor of the Nationalökonomisk Tidskrift, Copenhagen ; Hon. David A. Wells; Horace White, of the Evening Post; Frederick W. Whitridge; Prof. Ernest Young, of Harvard University ; Prof. Woodrow Wilson, of Bryn Mawr College.

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By MRS. MARTHA J. LAMB. It embraces more varied and authentic information, upon a greater number of important subjects, than any other historical work of the same size in the English language, and is as fresh and readable as any work of fiction. To the generation now coming upon the stage of affairs it is of priceless value, and its influence in creating and cultivating the public taste for historical reading has been already so marked as to be apparent even to the most casual observer. No family can afford to be without a copy.

The New York Tribune said of it as it came from the press :-—"The whole work is marked with the higher qualities of historical writing. The personal sketches which it presents of several of the prominent characters of the revolutionary period indicate minute research and exact discrimination. Mrs. Lamb gives abundant evidence not only of a profound, but of a singularly intelligent study of her authorities, and she has used her materials with the acuteness and discrimination which betray an equal degree of sound culture and good sense. Her acquaintance with the European politics of the day, which form the framework, or rather the foundation of ver history, is turned to excellent account, giving a breadth and solidity to the narrative which is admirably lended with the prevailing grace and dignity of her style.. Her frequent touches of personal and family history dd the charm of biographical description to the historical incidents. The city of New York forms the central point in contemporaneous history, and well deserves the elaborate and beautiful memorial thus wisely consecrated to its progress.

Harper's Magazine pronounced it:-“A piece of historical painting which, for brightness of color, dis.inctness of cutline, and general truthfulness in detail, deserves the highest commendation. There is scarcely a phase in New York life or an incident connected with its progress and history which Mrs. Lamb has failed to reproduce with attractive fullness."

Rev. Dr. R. S. STORRS wrote :-"I am impressed afresh, every time that I open it, with the remarkable combination which it presents of excellent and attractive qualities. The immense mass of materials which it contains, gathered with indefatigable labor and patience, has been wrought by the author into a graphic and fascinating narrative. She delightfully combines an easy grace of literary skill with diligence and perseverance in collecting information from all quarters and corners. While her volumes are replete with the results of careful investigation, they show as well the fine touch of the practiced hand of a cultivated woman-in the biographical sketches, and the dexterous tracing of family history, which are deftly interwoven with clear and large accounts of public affairs ; in the swift glimpses at the changing manners of successive times, or at picturesque incidents of social life, which serve often to illuminate the large panorama of the general story.”

Rev. Dr. W. R. DURYEE wrote :-"It is no volume compounded from previous histories, as too many so-called historical works are, but it is a complete digest of information gathered from original sources, such as colonial documents, family genealogies, personal letters, and home traditions. We wonder every time we look into these noble volumes at the research, patient and persevering, which is shown on every page. The manner in which the story is presented seems to us to be fully equal to the style which charms us in Macaulay and Froude, although there is not the slightest imitation of any master. Fact is linked to fact, family feeling changes into political history the city and the nation act and react on each other, and still the story flows on clear and interesting through the generations. The concise, yet complete presentation of the course of events in our Revolutionary War and in the war of 1812, is simply a masterpiece of condensation, a history within a history.”.

Rev. Dr. GEORGE E. Ellis, in a recent comprehensive and scholarly review of the work, published in four successive issues of the Boston Transcript, wrote :-"A reader cursorily glancing over Mrs. Lamb's pages and noting the running titles, might infer that she was writing the history of the country at large, in its public affairs and movements, rather than confining her attention to the city of New York. But the two themes, like the warp and the woof, are wrought inseparably together... Out of all the wealth of matter and subject which she has so diligently gathered, Mrs. Lamb seizes felicitously upon the salient themes for narration or description, and covers her instructive and brilliant pages with the substance of history. Dividing the continuity of her narrative by paragraphs, now descriptive of the private, social or professional character of the most eminent citizens (of the several decades) and their relations to each other and to public affairs, and now taking note of the development and beautifying of the municipality itself, Mrs. Lamb steadily holds the thread which gathers all details into their place in our national annals.

All through her pages we see evidence of patient, faithful and exhaustive research, of impartiality of spirit and judgment, of comprehensiveness of view, and of exceptional felicity in style. For this great historical work the splendid and prosperous city whose rise and growth she has so admirably chronicler owes her a large debt of gratitude and appreciation.”

It contains 1,620 royal octavo pages, and 313. illustrations of the most unique and valuable character.

It is bound in either two or four volumes. Sold only by subscription.
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