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NEW EDITION FOR NEW CODE, 1875. John Heywood's Complete Series of Home Lesson Books,

for use in Public Elementary Schools, in Six Books, corresponding to the Six Standards of the New Code, 1875. By ALFONZO GARDINER, Head Master of the Outcote-Bank Board School (Huddersfield School Board). Author of “Acoustics, Light, and Heat,” “Magnetism and Electricity,' Electricity," in • Extra Subject" Series, “The

Standard Lesson Series,” &c. The Books in this Series, now so largely used in the Public Elementary Schools of the country, have been thoroughly revised and entirely rewritten, so as to adapt them to the requirements of the Revised Edition of the Code.

The new features are : (1)—Simplification of Standards I. and II. (2)—Lessons for only 42 school weeks, thus leaving a few weeks for revi.

sion of the Grammar, Geography, or History, before the examination. (3)—Special Lessons in Grammar and Geography, for Standards II. and

III. (4) An arrangement of the Geography in Standards IV. to VI., so that it can be taken either as laid down in the Code, or as a THREE YEARS'

This is a distinguishing feature of the series, and cannot fail to be appreciated, especially in small schools. (5)-The new Arithmetical requirements of Standard V. are fully provided

for. (6)—The Literary requirements of Standards IV. to VI., including both

pieces for repetition, and an explanation of "meanings and allusions, is another useful and important feature. From four to six pieces of suitable poetry will be found in each book, fully anuotated. In schools where expense is an object, this will be a great help to both teacher

and pupil. (7)—An entirely new and corrected edition of the keys in six books (one for

each Standard) at 2d. each. Great care has been taken to make these

keys accurate. (8)—Many other alterations, several of which are the suggestions of

practical teachers, will be observed on comparison of the new edition

with the old one. It may fairly be said that this edition of the Home Lesson Books will be the cheapest, the most useful, and the most helpful series of text books for children's use that has ever been presented to the profession.

Book I. for Standard I. ...... Cloth 4d., in preparation.


4d., now ready.


6d., in preparation.


8d., VI. John Heywood's New Code Series of Home Lesson Books.

By J. S. HORN. Specially prepared to meet the requirements of the New Code, 1875.

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This list comprises three books, the Scientinc, Historic, and
Scripture Readers. Each book is fitted for Standard VI., and for
senior classes in our Elementary Schools. In the Scientific Reader
the subjects ar much varied to provide variety, and to general
views of such branches of science as are now largely taught in the better
class of schools. The Historic Reader, in two volumes, will be found
a new feature in school literature. It presents from our best historians
large views of some of the more important events of our national history,
the intervals being filled in with chronological epitomes to connect the
whole in the form of a narrative. By using this book the teacher will
find that he supplements the information obtained from the general run
of school histories with details of special interest. We call attention to
the Scripture Reading Book where Mr. Adams has collected a series of
narratives and a number of didactic and prophetical pieces which will be
found of eminent service for the higher classes in Elementary Schools,
and for private reading in Families. This work is not offered as a
substitute for Bible reading, but as an introduction to a more thorough
and complete reading of the Holy Scriptures.

The Scientific Reader. F'cap Svo, 224pp., cloth, Is. 6d. Of these

Supplementary Reading Books the SCIENTIFIC READER is the first,
and comprises reading lessons in most branches of science to which
it is desirable to call the attention of the youthful learner, vis:
Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Astronomy, Architecture,
and Physical Geography, in combination with others on the
Properties of Matter, the Laws of Motion, Mechanics, the Pressure
and Motion of Liquids, the Atmosphere, Sound, the Eye, Heat,
Meteorology, Electricity, and Chemistry. To some of the lessons
a Glossary of Difficult Words and scientific Terms has been
prefixed, while to others lists of words of a similar kind have been
appended as Exercises in Meanings and Derivation for the

pupil to prepare after the manner of the Glossaries.
“There is a wonderful variety of matter in this little volume.”-

“As an introduction to scientific study it will be found of much
service.”-Literary IVorld.

The Historic Readers. Divisions I. and II. (each 240pp.), F'cap Svo,

cloth, ls. 6d. each. A series of selections from various histories and
other works by writers of acknowledged merit. Division I. compre-
hends the period of English History which extends from the
Invasion of Britain by Julius Cæsar to the death of Queen Elizabeth;
while Division II. embraces that which extends from the accession
of James I. to the present time. In order to maintain the chain of
history unbroken from beginning to end, an Historical Epitome
of the events of each reign has been prefixed to the selected portion
of history in immediate connection therewith. The epitomes are
written in such a manner as to serve the double purpose of Reading
Lessons and a Chronological Summary of Events; and thus
the Historic Readers are made to serve as effectual remembrancers
of the principal events in our country's history.






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Scientific, Historic, and Scripture Readers

Continued. “The Historic Reader" is a happy idea, well worked out. The editor calls the chief historians of Great Britain to the front, one by one, lets each speak for himself in some great event or epoch, and links all together by an explanatory chronological chain There is literary culture and literary knowledge in this method of becoming introduced to history. Altogether, the Manchester Historic Reader' is a pleasing and satisfactory novelty."-School Board Chronicle.

"The idea of the book is good, and is well carried out."Educational Reporter.

“In these two books, together comprising 480pp., we have some flesh on the bones. * We can warmly commend this work as a decided step in advance in the matter of reading books for the higher classes in schools.”-National Schoolmaster. The Scripture Reading Book. Containing a Series of Lessons from Holy Scripture for the use

of Schools and Private Families. By the Rev. A. ADAMS, M.A., Rector of St. Thomas's Manchester. Fcap 8vo, bound in strong cloth, 18. 6d.—The SCRIPTORE READING Book is to enable teachers to put into the hands of their scholars a series of narratives, didactic and prophetical selections from Holy Scripture, which will give a comprehensive view of the sacred volume without necessitating its constant use. At the same tim should be remembered that it is not intended to attempt to drive the Bible from the school, but rather to form a basis upon which the future

study of the Bible may become more easy and profitable. “This volume contains a capital collection of readings from Scripture in the language of the Bible. There is no comment that is left to the teacher himself. To those who object to certain passages in the Bible we can commend this volume. The selections do credit to the judgment of the compiler, and any teacher will be able to make a selection of readings for different classes.-Educational Reporter,

“Mr. Adams has very cleverly constructed one continuous narrative from the four Gospels, without any alteration from the text. Beyond question the cditor has done his work well."-School Board Chronicle,


Political Economy. Poutical Economy. One of the “Extra Sabject" Series of Class

Books for Standards IV., V., and VI. of the New Code. By Dr. SNAITH and H. MAJOR, B.A. In Three Parts, F'cap 8vo, 3d. each. Complete,

9d.; cloth limp, ls. “We have much pleasure in recommending these excellent classbooks."-Victoria Magazine.

“We are astonished to see how skilfully the salient points of this most important branch of study have been compressed into so small a space, and yet leave room here and there for illustration which will interest the reader, and enable him to grasp the principles more firmly."-School Board Chronicle.

“Mr. Snaith's definitions and explanations are good."-Athenæum.



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