DOROTHY THORN OF THORNTON. By Jultan Warth.aulhorof "The Fall Stature ui Mini." Boutou, 1 . I .ut li i ¦(! & Co. This book is onc of the "llound World Series," in cloth, and a liandsome volume of 276 pages. If the object of the author in w riting this book was to be eutertainng, i In-u succusa has certsinly crowned his eflbrtü, there is a good moral also, and enough of spice to keep oue's attetitlon. The characters drawn are good and the general outline of the work is such as one tnight well desirc to have ït in his library. The very fact that a book coinés froin the pressof D. Lothrop & Co. is a "send off" for it on the start. CONSTRUCTION, TUNINQ AND CRE OF THE PIANO-FORTE. A Book for Tunera, Dealers, Teachers, aud Owuer of l'lmio and Organs. By KUward Qulncy Norton. Beatón i Ollver Ditson A ('o. OeentH. This book is from the pen of n practical man who seems to cover the entire ground in uil that pertain to the cure of a piano, at the same time being very instructivo and interesting in iu description el the making and use of differeut parta of the instrument. All defects that are fonnd In pianos are here ftilly described and the remedies given. The action ot the piano is well illustrated; the strings, pedáis, keys and other parta of the instrument are all included in the clear md ennoise descriptions, and the home care of the piano is admirably set forth, wilh Instruotions for polishing, tiiiuiiL'. etc.