30 DECEMBER 1916, page 15

Mr. Howells's Reminiscences.*

MIL HOWELLS, the doyen of American " belle-lettaists "—to borrow a convenient if ugly word used by De Quincey—recently entered on his eightieth year, but there are no signs of......

The Il.p.a. Annual•

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A Shakespeare Autograph.•

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