Members of Faculty Figure in Spring Announcements of University Press
Nine Outstanding Books Printed Since January are Work of Faculty Men
With its appearance this week the Spring Announcements pamphlet of the Harvard University Press brought several more members o the faculty into the limelight as authors.
Of the books which have been published since the beginning of the year or which are to be published during the summer, there are nine outstanding ones by Harvard faculty men.
"A Bibliography of John Greenleaf Whittier", by Thomas F. Currier '94, assistant Librarian of the College Library, selling for $8.00. Mr. Currier has unearthed innumerable leaflets and newspaper communications which throw light on a far broader portion of Whittier's life and literature, as well as thoroughly listing all the actual printed publications of the poet. Published April 8.
"Mythology and the Romantic Tradition in English Poetry", by Douglas Bush, associate professor of English, selling for $5.00. Since mythology has figured in the works of nearly every modern poet, Professor Bush's book is practically a history of modern poetry, but gives particular attention to the minor posts. Published Feb. 16.
"The Writings and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell", by Wilbur C. Abbott, professor of History. $5.00. A four orders, and letters, as well as more important documents, never brought together before, as well as the details of Cromwell's activities in Parliament, Published April 15.
"The Decline of Chivalry" by Raymond L. Kilgour '25, instructor in Romance Languages. $4.00. A book showing the slow disintegration of chivalry in the works of the French authors between 1350 and 1500. April 5.
"Art, Artist, and Layman", by Arthur Pope '01, professor of Fine Arts. $1.50. Professors Pope considers first the difficulty with some of our present methods of education, then outlines a rational program for it, including the proposal that advanced training for the visual arts should be given in a profession school. Published April 20.
"Check List of the Birds of the World", Volume '3, by James Lee Peters '13, Curator of Birds. $3.50. The third of a series giving a compete up-to-date list of all known birds according to their generic limits. The book covers 142 genera and 1675 forms. Published April 15.
"A Study of Fluid Milk Prices", by John M. Cassels, instructor in Economics. The author has applied theoretical analysis to practical research in all phases of the dairy business. A significant conclusion is that society in general and farmers in particular would benefit if prices were kept at their competitive level.
"Studies in Massachusetts Town Finance", by Eugene E. Oakes, instructor in Economics. $2.50. Dr. Oakes proves that the study of small individual communities is definitely worth while in studying the relation between benefits and taxation in local finance. The book covers the experiences of nine towns.
Edward K. Rand '04, professor of Latin, in collaboration with Frederick C. Packard, Jr. '02, has made a collection of ten double-faced phonograph records, illustrating selections from the finest passages of Latin prose and poetry. Each record will be accompanied by a pamphlet giving the Latin text and idiomatic translation. The price will be $2.50 each. The passages are chosen from Plautus, Lucrotius, Catullus, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Livy, Ovid, Pliny, Juvonal, and Tacitus.
There are also many works by other authors, including "Pushkin", by Ernest J. Simmons (February 6, $4.00), "How Lawyers Think", by Clarence Morris, professor of Law at the University of Wyoming (April 22, $2.00); "The Discovery of a New World", by Joseph Hall, a story of the antarctic Continent (April 20, $3.00)