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NEGOCIOS CON LA AMERICA ESPANOLA, by Earl S. Harrison, head of the Spanish department, Commercial High School, Brooklyn, N. Y. The purpose of this text is to round out knowledge of Spanish for those who desire to master the language for commercial purposes. After each selection in this text appear questions in Spanish, and exercises. The exercises are intended to give practice in the vocabulary and idioms for the purpose of impressing on the mind of the student new words and expressions. This text may be used by anyone who knows the ordinary principles of Spanish grammar. There are very few notes, as the vocabulary is complete and the text very simple. The general subjects treated deal largely with trade opportunities and business transactions. Cloth bound, 108 pages, price 88 cents. Gregg Publishing Co., New York, Boston, Chicago.

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