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ON JANUARY 1st, 1869,



It has received the commendation of Judge Story, Chancellor Kent, President Adams, Historians Sparks,
Prescott, Bancroft, and Ticknor, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, and many others; and it admittedly" continues
to stand at the head of its class. It is a work which commends itself to every one who has a taste for the
best literature of the Magazines and Reviews, or who cares to keep up with the events of the time.
It contains the best Revlews, Criticisms, Tales, Fugitive Poetry, Scientific, Biographical, Distorical, and

Politioal Information, gathered from the entire body of English Periodical Literature, and form.
ing four handsome volumes every year, of immediate interest, and solid, permanent value.

It is issued every Saturday,
giving fifty-two numbers, and more than Threo Thousand double-column ootavo pages of reading matter,


EXTRACTS FROM NOTICES, from the late President of the United States, John Quincy Adams.

From the Chicago Dadly Republican, 1807. "Of all the periodicals devoted to literature and science, "LITTELL'8 LIVING AGE is the oldest, and by far thio which abound in Europo and this country, THE LIVING best.

concentration of choice periodical literature printed AGE has appeared to me the most useful."

in this country. It oocupies a feld filed by no other periFrom Rev. Henry. Ward Beecher, May, 1867.

odical; and its amplo pages constituio a repertory of the "Were I, In view of all the competitors that are now in of the best home and foreign jonrnals and magazines. The

most admirably-selected miscellany from the entire ranga the field, to choose, I should cortainly choose TAE LIVING sabscriber to Littell ånds himself in possession,

at the end AGE. Nor is tlære, in any ubrary that I know of; of the year,

of four large volumes of such reading as can 80 mnch instructive and entertaining reading in the same be obtálned in no other form, and comprising

selections number of volumes."

from every department of science, art, philosophy, and From the New York Times.

belles-lettres. Those who desire a thorough compendium * The tasto, Judgment, and wise tact displayed in the of all that is admirable and noteworthy in the literary seleotion of articles are above all praise, because they have world will be spared the trouble of wading through the never been equalled."

BCA of reviews and magazines published abroad; for they
From the Springfield (Mass.) Republican

will find the essence of all compacted and concentrated

bere." “We can do those among our readers who love sound

Prom the Minois State Journal, 1867, and pure literature no better service than by referring them to this sterling weekly. It is decidedly the best

"It has more real solld worth, moro useful information, magazine of the class published in the United Statos, if not than any similar publication we know of. The ablest es In the world."

says, the most entertaining stories, the finest poetry, of the From the Nero-York Independent.

English language, are here gathered together."

From the Richmond Whig, 1867, * No one can read, from week to week, the selections brought before him In THE LIVING AGE,

without becoming read nothing else, he would be well informed on all promi

"If a man were to read Littell's magazino regularly, and conscious of a quickening of his own faculties, and an en-neut subjects in the general field of human knowledge." largement of his mental horizon. Few private librarles, of course, can now secure the back volumes, sets of which

From the Pacific, San Francisco, 1888. ere limited and costly. But public libraries in towns and “This magazine has gained a reputation for itself such villages ought, if possible, to be furnished with such a as has never been acquired for

any other selected misceltreasury of good reading; and individuals may begin as lany in our country; and

the reputation is a well-deserved Bubscribers for the new series,

and thus keep pace in future one. We are surprised, every time we take up a number of with the age in which they live."

the work, at the amount of good reading that we and to it. From the Phùadelphia Inquirer, 1867.

Its publication in weekly numbers gives to it a great ad**480 cannot wither, nor custom stale, its Infinito va- vantage over its monthly.contemporaries, in the spirit and riety. On the contrary, it improves with time, present

freshness of its contents." ing as it does, from week to work, the latest and best From the Mobile Advertiser and Register, 1887. thoughts of contemporary writers. A constant reader of "Littel is ever enjoying üterary advantages obtainable costly of our periodicals, is really one of the cheapest

"LITTELL'S LIVING AGE, although ostensibly the most through no other sourco.

not the very cheapest -- that can be had, whether the From the Congregationalist and Recorder, Boston

quality or quantity of the literary matter furnished be con* For instructivo, substantial articles, entertaining sto-sidered. It issues ifty-two numbers a year, - each num: ries of the best class, choice poetry, and wise variety of ber containing as much as an ordinary monthly magazine." Helections, adaptod to intelligent Christian families, we certainly mako no abatement in our recommendation of Lit

From the New-York Tribune, 1838. tell. No better presont can be found than a subscription "The selections always Indicato a refined and catholic receipt for tho issues of the coming year."

taste, and a happy art of catering to the popular demands, Mrom the Philadelphia Presi, Marca, 1868

without lowering the standard of sound literature." " THE LIVING AGE continues to stand at the head of its From the Escaminer and Chronicle, Mere York, 1868. class." From the Round Table, New York, 1887,

" Among the many periodicals of the time, dallies, weck.

Ifos, monthlies, and quarterlles, there is one that, for twen: "There is no other publication which gives its readers so ty-three years now, has delighted readers of every kind much of the best quality of the leading English magazines and taste. LITTELL'8 LIVING AGE bears a title

of truth, it sad reviows."

Is a living compendium

of the thoughts and events of this From the Episcopalian, New York and Philadelphia, 1808 Intensely living age. Interesting from the first number, its “Each volamo is a library in itself; and the magazine is long row of solid volumes presents a cabinet or rare gems the leading one of its class."

tions, of useful ores and elaborate manufactures, -of every From the Boston Journal, 1857.

thing, Indeed, to be found by patient Indastry, and selected Amid the multipllclty of publications claiming the at- by excellent judgment from the realm of contemporaneous tention of readers, few giro such soild satisfaction w this publications. The best of English and American current periodical."

periodical literature is here condensed, and put into permeFrom the Christian Statesman, Phuadelphia, 1868

nent, accessible form. History, biography, Oction, poetry, * No single fournal gives so porfect a reflection of the To take and preserve the weekly numbers of The LIVING mind of the present age.


is to have a library in process of substantial growth." PUBLISHED WEEKLY, AT $5.00 A YEAR, FREE OF POSTAGE. An extra copy sent gratis to any one getting apa Club of Fire New Subscribers. For other Club Terms, send for Circular, ADDRESS






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