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F SEILERT PROVIDENT RETREAT.-We are OSWESTRY.--Mr. Jackson Salter has disposed ad to state tbat the members of the com- of his old-established business to Mr. Henry and their friends intend to visit the Howell Lewis. lers' Provident Retreat, at Abbot's STIRLING. - The business of the late Mr. John

on Saturday, June 15th. A train will Hewitt, bookseller, &c. (an old respectable house, am Euston Square at one, and return at of nearly 40 years' standing), has been disconbefore eight. Tickets, inrluding rail- tinued, and the stock and business connection

can be obtained of any member of the has been sold to Mr. R. S. Shearer, whose shop ter, or of the hon. secretary, Mr. Ives, is so well known to English tourists for souCorner.

venirs of antiquarian wood. HE WANTED. A subscriber who frequently COLCHESTER, May 8. -A most destructive fire the rules laid down for the guidance of broke out in this town, and amongst other sufferers #bo wish their “wants" inserted, writes were Messrs. Benham and Harrison, booksellers,

that be is much surprised to tind his list whose premises were entirely consumed. The

Led, and that if treated so again he shall do stock was partially insured. in the thing dreadful-withdraw his subscription. Mr. Thomas Heywood, late of Manchester,

he loss et a subscriber would be a very serious has purchased the business of Mr. Job Caudwell, VET, a mainted out to him that last year he 335, Strand, where, under the management of Ansia, and in return got our twelve numbers Mr. G. T. Horn, it will be carried on under the repeated advertisements of books wanted ; name of Caudwell & Co. nett cost of the whole, including postage, STOCKPORT. - Mr. Henry Dooley, for twelve

ng, as nearly as we could reckon, 15s. 7d. years with Mr. Thomas Sinith, has commenced att kler these circumstances, we would try and business on his own account, at 6, Bridye Street dei arrive the list of his patronage. We regret to

Brow. Poss thas, owing to an error in making up this MAGAZINE DAY. -A country bookseller writes Homber

, we have been compelled to leave out to complain of the inconvenience caused him by piedra Les lists of nearly thirty subscribers. They are the want of regularity in the publication of some bunt all in type, and will be inserted in our next. magazines, and suggests that all should be issued adtr. The PACTORY ACT EXTENSION Bill is exciting

on one given day in the month. Doubtless, this zina se consternation amongst the master printers

would be a convenient arrangement if all pub. Ii London, as under that Act, no young person

lishers would fall in with it.

BOOKBINDERS' PENSION AND ASYLUM SOCIETY. priate may be emplosed at any other hour than froin 6a 1 to 6pm, or from 7 till 7 from September

- The Anniversary Festival in aid of the funds cd 30th to April ist. If printers should be subjected

of this Institution took place on Monday, May ker. Le to the provision of this Act-and there appears

16th, lat Freemasons' Tavern ; Mr. Serje int Parry, Sus bo be some protability that they may -the effects in the absence of Mr. McCullagh Torrens, M.P., bare will be mischievous as much of the printing

taking the chair. The Chairman, in a humorous steri must necessarily be done at night.

Messrs. speech, explained the objects of the Society, Sputtiswoode , and several other houses, have

which was established in the year 1830, for the ban drawing attention to the subject.

relief of those members of the trade (male or Messrs . Johnson & Rowe, Pocket-book Makers

female), who, from old age or other causes, rekod Manufacturing Stationers, finding their

quire assistance. There are at present eighteen Har reis too small for their rapidly-increasing pensioners dependent on the society for support, Jan - kuluess, bare removed to 15 and 16, Gough

and the Committee had been compelled, from purs , Lleet Street.

want of funds, to limit the election this year to

two out of seventeen applicants ; and it was for Saphir , 5 Mr. Lothian

, having joined Messrs. Bemrose, sredsred his business from Amen Corner to

the purpose of remedying this that the chairman

inade an appeal to all present to contribute Paternoster Row, where the combined busi- largely to the funds, and to exert themselves and i Ja liniature be carried on uuder the firm Bemrose and Lothian. No change will be

amongst the booksellers and stationers, whom

he considered ought to contribute handsomely to ale in the Derby business, which will, as

this society, as they benefitted greatly by the Frontendentebe carried on by Messrs. Bemrose and

bookbinder's art.

The Thirty-ninth Anniversary of the Printers' or sequence of the premises, 248, Strand,

Pension Corporation was celebrated on the 8th se regured for the new Law Courts, Mr. C. E.

inst., at the London Tavern, under the able Athle has removed the office of Le Moniteur Mode to 22, Tavistock Street, Covent

presidency of Earl Russell, one of the founders

and first patrons of the institution, supported by Cazar Malvery. Mr. Gray (of Croydon)

numerous literary, professional, and commercial

notabilities. Hodina us that he has recently disposed of the With a view of clearing off his stock quickly, HL Bleblished and important business and Mr. Henry G. Bohn has published a catalogue of si pe Brary u Mr. W. Lamb to Mr. W. Burghope, of

French, Italian, German, Spanish, and other they, Lincolnshire. Although Mr. Burghope books in foreign modern languages, at prices

reside with his family at Great Malvern, med beobis his share in the trade oi Burghope

very considerably below those in former lists.
Many of the books are reduced one-half, and

but few at a less reduction than one-fourth.
. -The fine old business of Brown &

BIBLIOTHEQUE INTERNATIONALLE UNIVER: hls continued without alteration o style, by

Under this title, some enthusiastic Henry Brown, the junior partner of Mr. Frenchmen propose to bring out a complete Enillam brown, whose decease was noticed in cyclopædia of books on every possible subject. A

programme of the scheme has been printed by Yo E-Mr. Gray has likewise been engaged in Messrs. A. Chaix & Co. Whether the project a trauster of the late Mr. Lancaster': Printing

will ever be carried out, or not, is more than we arriturul orka, from the Executors to Messrs. Johnson & Teacyman, the former of whom was manager

can say; but the programme is exceedingly well Ir the deceased for many years.

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THE LAW OF LIBEL.--An action is now pend- Maid and Magpie.”. Subsequently, other ing against the Times for publishing a correct were purchased. The price charged was report of a debate in the House of Lords. If each. The printswere manifestly copies the speakers were accurate, the action must fail ; original engravings, although one but if any one of them was inaccurate and uttered “The Soldier's Destiny." Mr. Graves sai a libel, the newspaper will suffer. The Provincial paintings he had purchased for large sum Newspaper Society bas issued a circular, calling pirated at Berlin, and the lithographs seat attention to this as a grievance ; also that, while to this country and sold, he was sorry to sa proprietors of newspapers are compelled to give thousands, causing him great loss. The din bond to a considerable amount, any man of was to discover the parties. His cheapest straw, any bankrupt adventurer, or needy was two guineas, and the highest eight ga attorney, can bring an action against newspaper but the copies were sold in the streets a proprietors; they therefore ask that any one shops for ls. and 2s. each. The solicitorta bringing an action should give security for costs. defendant, who is a picture frame maker, SCOTT versus STANFORD.-It will be in the

he had acted through ignorance. Mr. 11 recollection of our readers that the plaintiff,

held that the two cases had been estabes having been employed by the City to collect

and though there was no value in the copt statistics of coal, &c., printed then, and that

pared with the original, he fined the defen these, as official tables, were published for the

£2 in each case and costs, or to be imprist Government by Mr. Stanford. Mr. Scott there.

for ten days. Mrs. Rose Margulies, a wid upon brought an action, and obtained an injunc

keeping a frame shop, 50, Oakley Street, Li tion against Mr. Stanford. The Government,

heth, was summoned for a similar offence insteail of appealing to a higher court, at ouce

witness Adams proved that he had purch applied to the City for the information in ques

four engravings, as they were called. " tion, and Mr. Scott has been ordered to supply

Soldier's Destiny" and "Train up a Child" all that is required, and to give such consent as

pirated. Mr. Graves declared that unless may be necessary. He therefore has taken gravers were protected, the trade in the count nothing by his motion.

would be completely ruined. The defenda

said that she did not know she was doing wron Tue cross-actions concerning the ownership of the Evening Mail, and certain rights of property

Adams asked her to get certain prints for hin

as his brother was coming up from the country in the Times newspaper, have again been argued

and he told her that she could get thein at Londo in the Court of Chancery. The first suit was

Bridge. instituted by Messrs. George and William Platt,

Adams denied the statement TL

magistrate tined the defendant £2 in each cas as the owners of certain shares in the Evening Mail, to ascertain their rights and interests in

with costs, and gave her a week to pay. and over the Times, and for a dissolution of the

BISHOP PERCY's Folio MANUSCRIPT.-Th partnership hitherto subsisting between the two

first portion of this long-expected work has : papers, which were originally started by John Walter, grandfather of the present defendant.

length appeared, under the able editorship

Mr. J. W. Hales and Mr. F. J. Furnivall. II William Walter, his son, became, during his father's life, the owner of four-sixteenths of the

complete work will form three volumes of Balla

and Romances, and one of Loose and Humorou Evening Mail, and, in 1820, sold his interest in

Songs. The first of these volumes and a porti that paper to Thomas Platt, through whom the

of Vol. IV. are now ready, nearly 600 pages clain was now made. From the establishment

all. The work fully bears out the charge broad of the paper, it had been the practice to make it

against the amiable bishop, of having doctored up from the type of the Times, of which news

most of the pieces that he published ; but it paper it was substantially an evening edition,

stead of blame for so doing, we think he vi published three times a week. In 1861, Mr. John Walter, M.P. for Nottingham, and prin

entitled to high praise. Had he published t) cipal proprietor of the Times, gave the Messrs.

ballads as he found them, many in a most incat Platt notice of a dissolution of the partnership

plete state, but few readers would have be between the two papers from and after December

found ; tbe poetry would have been voted d. 31st. in that year.

and unreadable, and the work transmitted to the Negotiations ensued, and

shelves by the few F.S. A.'s that had becom ultimately Messrs. Platt tiled their bill, the defendant subsequently filing a bill praying a

subscribers. Instead of so reprinting the vers decree for a sale of the Evening Mail.

that came into his hands, he embellished then

On the hearing, on May 8th, the Lord Chancellor dis

made them, or many of them, into charmit missed the bill, with costs, which averred a right

pieces of poetry, readable by the young, u over the Times, and decreed that the Evening

enjoyable by all. It was by just a simila Mail should be sold, the partnership between

process that Sir Walter Scott interested us i

the doings of Highland caterans, sheep-stealer the two papers dissolved, and accounts to be rendered. The result will probably be the

aud other shoeless committers of grand am stoppage of the Evening Mail, or its appearance

petty larcenies.

He, by his genius, investe in a cheaper and more popular form.

them with a romantic halo, and we feel co

strained to take an interest in the Rob Roya an CAUTION TO DEALERS IN PRInts. —Two copy. Evan Dhus, who would have robbed and mu right cases were before the magistrate at Lambeth dered us had we fallen in with them in the files: recently. In the first, George Landon was sum- Bishop Percy, by putting forth the ballars in : moned at the instance of Mr. Henry Graves, of romantic and readable form, found delighter Pall Mall, for offences against the Copyright students of ballad lore, who read and re-rea Designs Act, 25 and 26 Vict. cap. 68, under and annotated his book ; additions were looked which he had incurred penalties of £10 in each for in all directions, until at last we have become case. A person named Adams, in the employ of firm believers in the whole. All collectors will Mr. Graves, went to the defendant's shop and be delighted to possess the present reprint, acl inspected a number of prints. His wife after- as the number of copies for disposal must neceswards purchased three-“Ordered on Foreign sarily be small, an early application will be Service," " The Black Brunswicker,” and “The

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Carlyle, we fear, must be in his dotage ; of Oxford. A well-known clergyman prohibited

therefore, most unkind of Mr. Ruskin to the sale in his parish of “The Pilgrim's Proas the poor old man's twaddle. He writes, gress” by the Society's agent; the consequence Vat Jeptone, where both had been this of which was, that the call for Bunyan's

a. the peasantry were kind, modest, gentle, allegory was so great as to quickly exhaust the E courteous. “ But in the streets of Chelsea, local bookseller's stock. We quite agree with

of the whole district of London round it, the spirit of the Bishop of Winchester's resoluthe park to the outer country (some twelve tion, that “the system of book-hawking, which heen miles of disorganized, foul, sinful, and carries to the homes of the people a carefullywretched life), he now cannot walk without selected stock of books, secular and religious,

insulted, chiefly because he is a grey, old together with cottage wall-prints, is calculated This; and also because he is cleanly dressed – to meet the wants of the present day.”

tso conditions of him being wholly hostile, The indefatigable Captain Mayne Reid comthe nöb of the street feel, to their own in- menced a daily evening paper, apparently nearly incts, and so far as they appear to claim some all written by himself, at least, so far as original ind i reference and recognition of betterness, matter was concerned. It was in demy 4to, and

be instantly crushed and jeered out of their called the Little T'imes, but after a lingering extay; and this temper of the London populace istence of about three weeks it ceased to appear. has been, he said, steadily on the increase for Civil List PENSIONS. -No fault can be found these last twenty years, so that now the streets with the recent additions to the pension list, have become nearly impassable to him, riding or unless it be the smallness of the amount in each walking, and he must either get through the

The names and amounts are £95 to Mr. quietest be can find to the park, or be fain to Geo. Cruickshank, £100 to Mrs. Chisholm, £100 walk bis ruunis under the night, when it cannot to the widow of Sir W. Snow Harris, £100 to the be aunitest to the public provocation, either that Rev. M. J. Berkeley, and £100 to the (four) he is old, or has a whole coat on." If the state daughters of the late Dr. Petrie. of Mr. Carlyle's mind be such as we must suspect Grub STREET. -At a recent meeting of the irom this, our wonder is that his mind does not Middlesex Archæological Society, it was stated revert to his early days, and by so doing bring a that only one literary man had ever been known charge against the Londoners for reviling him to reside in this street, John Foxe, the martyrbecause he now wears stockings and shoes, and ologist, whose “ Acts and Monuments” were does not go barefoot as he did when at Ec- reviled by the Papists as “Grub Street writings.” cleiechan. Mr. Carlyle, however, has since Too Far OFF.— The National Portrait Gallery writtea to say that The thing now 'going the at South Kensington has failed, up to the present roand' is untrue ; diverges from the fact through- time, to attract public attention. The total out; and in essentials is curiously the reverse of number of visitors last week was but 1,732; and fact; an incredible (and at once forgetable) thing." on the half-crown day, the police and other offi

'THE SANITY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN cials on duty greatly outnumbered the paying KNOWLEDGE -At the annual meeting of the public. The collection is intrinsically so inteSociety for Promoting Christian Knowledge, it resting, that we can only attribute the neglect it Fas stated that, during the past year, 837,000 experiences to the distant quarter of the town in ospies of the Bible and Prayer Book had been which it is exhibited. It is truly a matter of creuiated, at a cost of £14,000, charged to the congratulation that the proposal to remove the charitable fund: that religious books and tracts, Royal Academy and the National Gallery to and a variety of works of an instructive and South Kensington was so vigorously and so effecamising, though not necessarily of a religious tually opposed. - Pall Mall

Gazette. character, had been distributed to the number of The Art Furniture Company has been started 698.533 ; and that the Society's new secular to supply cabinet-work and house furniture as per dical, the “ People's Magazine,” had already designed by Mr. Charles Eastlake, an architect attained a large and remunerative circulation. who wrote an article in the Cornhill, pointing Parochial libraries had been assisted ; frequent out the want of taste displayed by other designers graat of books had been made to soldiers' and makers of furniture. The prevalent taste bbraries, at home and abroad; books and tracts in upholstery is bad, but we can scarcely hope bai been forwarded to skips, hospitals, asylums, for any improvement from the Art Furniture bona, penitentiaries, reformatories, ragged Company, who have shown such bad taste as sele esis, Foung men's associations, working men's to advertize Mr. Eastlake's name in the manner insutations, &c. ; and the Society's publications they have done. had been extensively circulated in India, • Our Own FIRESIDE.”—The Editor an. Australia, and the Colonies generally. It was nounces that, on and after July 1, this well-known also stated that, notwithstanding the vast and work will be published and supplied by Messrs. Increasing efforts made by the Society, and the William Hunt & Co., 23, Holles-street, to whom intense good achieved by it, not more than the trade are requested to forward their orders 4,00 Laymen subscribed to its funds--an average at an early date. o less than one layman for every four parishes Mr. J. Moodie Miller, opposite the Grey Friars' threghout the country.

Churchyard Gate, Edinburgh, has published a The Ninth Annual Meeting of the Church handsome crown 8vo. volume of 400 pp. of of England Book-hawking Union took place Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions in the on the 29th instant, under the presidency of Grey Friars' Churchyard. Mr. David Laing, of the Archbishop of Canterbury. We have always the Signet Library, has written an interesting felt well disposed towards this Society, not only History of the Churchyard, which forms an from the fact that it is well managed and useful, appropriate introduction to the volume. The at also because the system it adoptı, of sending work is illustrated by twenty-one views of the #kers to districts where books would not earlier and more interesting monuments.

As Aberwise be purchased, is a desirable one, the Grey Friars' Churchyard is historically the without being detrimental to the bookselling most important place of sepulchre in Scotland, ale generally. A rather amusing instance of the volume cannot fail to be interesting to derical intolerance was mentioned by the Bishop Scotchmen in all parts of the world.

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HOTTEN'S WORLD WIDE LIBRARY.--Mr. Hotten A Popular Illustrated History of has added “ Roderick Random" and the “ Essays announced for publication by subserij of Elia" to his “Library of World-wide Authors" illustrations by James and Henry Do

-- both are exceedingly well printed. The former descriptive of the customs, dress, ar contains nearly 200 pages, and appears to be an and social life of the different periods. accurate and verbatim reprint, including the will be 143. Subscribers' names will preface, which is frequently oniitted. Pretixed to by the Rev. Mother Abbess, Conven Elia is a neatly-written account of Charles Lamb, Clares, Kenman, County Kerry. by Edmund Ollier, son of Lamb's first publisher. That interesting little book “ Our The English Catalogue of Books for 1866

Four Acres” is now published by appears this year somewhat later than usual, but Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, who hay the delay may be accounted for by the time occu

shilling edition. pied in the compilation of the useful index of

Messrs. Routledge have commenced

serial work, which deserves, and no subjects, which now appears for the first time. It is to be regretted that the price must neces

obtain, a large circulation - The sarily be high, but even at that fixed (five shil.

Natural History of Man, by the R lings) the demand will probably give the com

Wood, who so ably conducted Messrs. R piler a very small remuneration for his labour.

“Natural History.” The public peed The Fables of La Fontaine, although not so

of being bored in this work with u. well known to English readers of the present

and dry disquisitions on the antiquit:

the age of flint, or other matters which day, were great favourites with our grandfathers,

anthropologists, and furnish materials and, perhaps, greater still with our grandmothers;

debates at the meetings of the Ethod but by means of the elegant form in which they

Society. Here, on the contrary, ever have been reproduced by Messrs. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, we have no doubt they will obtain

as interesting and as pleasant to reau

novel. We fall in with the Kaffirs at a greater degree of popularity than they ever had

behold their veritable portraits as mai in this country. The edition now in course of

as mothers, and cannot fail to be amas publication is the full quarto-size, abundantly

their articles of dress and other applina illustrated by Gustave Doré, of whom a splendid

make them handsome. Let us pot le tri portrait is given, with Part 1. It is well printed

stood : there is no lack of currect on toned paper, and is in every respect a hand

knowledge, but this is rather insinuat somer and better book than the original edition published by Messrs. Hachette and Co., Paris.

thrust prominently forward ; the time

acquire it in a more lasting manner tha The translation is in verse, by Mr. Thornbury.

perusal of a merely scientific volume. The Reverend P. Hately Waddell, minister “DICTIONARY MAKING.”-In reply of the Gospel, has undertaken, doubtless for a paragraph in the last number of the con-sid-er-a-ti-on, to edit the works of a profane, SELLER, an Aberdonian remarks, tha licentious, vulgar, uneducated ploughman and only does dictionary-making appear t excise officer, named Robert Burns. Prefixed is

peculiarly Scottish occupation,' but it is! a “Spiritual Biography,” to be in four parts, extent an occupation having A benie! of which a portion of Part I., “ Morving on the head quarters. Dr. Ogilvie's 'Students' Soil,” is printed in the first number of a new ary' was compiled there, also bis edition of the poet's works now in course of

Dictionary' just published. The two til publication by Mr. D. Wilson, Glasgow. The Dr. Longmuir's Walkerand Webster Im • Spiritual” Memoir is remarkable for bad writ

were compiled and printed there ; ing, bad grammar, bad spelling, and bad taste ; abridgment of 'Jamieson's Scottish Irel redundant of words and froth, but wofully defi- also came to light in that city.” cient in originality of thought. The work is nicely To a large number of persons, it wo printed and on good paper; the size demy 4to. very distressing event if the Pope b

Under the title of "Virtue's School and devout member of the Church of Erd College Classics,” Messrs. Virtue and Co. are the whole college of cardinals respectable issuing in a complete form, bound up in vellum- terian deacons or ruling elders. The matt faced cloth, cheap editions of Greek and Latin be most keenly felt by the Protestant As Classics, with English notes, critical and ex- and those worthy miuisters who eve planatory; including the Homer, Herodotus, day exercise their inventive faculties, sub Xenophon, Virgil, Horace, and Terence, of their their congregations by execrating the sca Weale Series; and they announce other works of and all her belongings. The Immacul the classics as in preparation on the same plan. ception is one of the errors of the Roma The Handbook to the Charities of London, hy

that is just now exciting a large anuun Mr. Sampson Low, jun., corrected to March,

dignation. Dr. Edward Preuss, of Ber: 1867, has just been published; it contains a con

written, Mr. George Gladstone has tra densed account of above eight hundred chari

and Messrs

. Clark, of Edinburgh, h:P

lished, a 12mo. volume on the subjet! table institutions, with the names and addresses

entitled “The Romish Doctrine of the of secretaries and other officers, and the objects, amount of income, and other particulars.

culate Conception Traced from its

“God's wars," the author says, “barele POPOLAR EDUCATION. –Many persons will be must be carried on so long as the glad to know that Mr. Ridgway has just pub. stands, . . The false doctrines of the lished, as a shilling pamphlet, Ašketch of Church have all a uniform ground was Primary Education in Germany, being a letter idolatrous instinct which has ever dweit to the Rev. J. Oakley from the English chaplain race since the fall of Adam. . . . At one at Baden, the Rev. H. De Romestein. This, in a is Schiller and Goethe who are worship very small compass, furnishes all the important idols ; and at another, the sin puts ou facts connected with the compulsory Prussian siastical dress, and then it is the Virgin system, and offers some remarks upon the intro. This volume will be a valuable acquisiti duction of a similar system into England.

truly Protestant libraries.

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hose who are curious in woodcuts, and wish exact sciences, sermons, and controversial theo. archase some blocks of the olden time, may logy were to be includeil. A Mr. J. H. Pollen,

the prices of some very ancient ones by who was at one time, if we mistake not, a TracLing a stamp to Mr. W. Chapman, York, tarian clergyman at Leeds, and since then a copy of his illustrated catalogue.

Roman Catholic layman, was employed to HE AUTHOR OF “Junius.”—The late Mr. edit this precious work. A grant of £500 eph Parkes, whose literary tastes were as was first obtained, then another of £1,000 ; known to those who were intimate with and lastly, it was determined to spend £5,000

as his political and public labours were to in advertising it piecemeal in the columns of contemporaries in general, devoted a very the Times. Having proceeded so far, and e portion of his time during the later years having shown how deficient all our public his life to an inquiry into the life of Sir Philip

libraries are in such works, the next move cis, and his alleged connection with the would have been a vote of £20,000 or £25,000 a eters of Junius. In the pursuit of his investi- year for the purchase of the books, the appointtaon of these subjects, he became possessed of

ment of a librarian at a salary of £1,000 a year, large mass of original papers and corre

and perhaps of a travelling agent to report and pondence of Sir Philip and members of his purchase books abroad. The concocters of the amaly; of the manuscript reminiscences and scheme made one unfortunate mistake, a mistake ther memorials of him left by Lady Francis,

fatal to all such schemes—they made it public. Sir Pmlip's second wife; of a number of mis- Now, publicity is fatal to cleverness. Very clever celsaeous papers which had been in possession people--and South Kensington swarms with ci Henry Simpson Woodfall, the publisher of them-should have been aware of this, and, like the Preddie Advertiser ; together with a quantity birds of wisdom, have shunned the light of day. of other MS. materials, lent or given him by For the present, the scheme is in abeyance, but

persons, members of whose families had been only for a time; the originators have spent too exbesed in various ways with Francis during his much pains in its conception to let it rest. Long career. The arrangement of these materials, Learning a lesson from their failure, they will and the completion of a life founded on not reveal their plan; but having secured “my Ehem, became an engrossing occupation with Mr. Lords,” and being well screened by a Treasury Parkes. But be coinnenced his operations on Minute, they will say nothing about it until they them upon a sale which the present Editor think proper to tell us that they have been found it impossible to maintain. Mr. Parkes enabled to purchase a most extensive and exleit behind him eight chapters completed, con- haustive library of Art Books, and only require dacting his hero oply down to the year 1768, in

the moderate sum of a hundred thousand pounds which the first Letter of Junius appeared. At to pay for them, with a quarter of a million that point his labours were terminated by death. sterling for a building to hold them, and twelve Had he lived to complete them, the work must or fifteen thousand pounds a year for a curator have been extended through several volumes, and staff of attendants. aad would have contained a storehouse of infor. TRE CAMDEN SOCIETY. The report for 1867 matina, bot respecting its immediate subject has just been issued, from which we learn that alone, but concerning much of the intimate the following three volumes, viz. :history of English public men through the whole 1. Notes on Pope Alexander the Seventh and the reign of George the Third. Mr. Parkes left a College of Cardinals. By the Rev. Dr. John Bargrave. very large quantity of materials as yet unused,

Edited by the Rev. J. Craigie Robertson, M.A., Canon of bat sot in ach order as to enable a successor to


II. Accounts and Papers relating to Mary Queen of take ap the thread of the narrative, and continue Scots. Edited by Allan J. Crosby, Esq., and John Bruce, iten aaything like the scale on which he had com- Esq.; tizeni it. The Editor, Mr. Herman Merivale,

III. History from Marble. Being Ancient and Moderne

Funerall Monuments in England and Wales, by Thomas bros tourefore contented himself with completing

Dineley, Gent.

Fac-simile in Photo-Lithography, by the Late un a reduced plan, and leaving Sir

Vincent Brooks. With an Introduction by J. G. Nichols, Philip Francis to speak chietly for himself, and

F.S.A. Part I.the ** Janisa" portion of the subject to unravel

will be issued to subscribers for 1863. The last. iteli, by extracts, as far as space would admit,

named work is not yet ready. One of our confrien tbe meat body of manuscripts entrusted to temporaries suggests that the Camden Society him for the purpose by the family of Mr. Parkes. might give more to present subscribers, and leave The work, which will make two volumes, will posterity to provide for itself. he published by Messrs. Longman.

The estimates for Education, Science, and Art, A FISE ART CATALOGUE. --South Kensington,

for 1867-8, amount to £1,487,554, and contain to us well known, is desirous of rivalling, or, if

the following items :possible, ontshining the British Museum. One Public Education, Great Britain £705,865 of the greatest glories of the latter is its un- Public Education, Ireland

344,700 fivalled library. Like all large collections, the

Science and Art Department 206,387 Mexam library is very deficient in books of

Paris Exhibition (2 years)

115,799 particular classes; but perhaps its greatest weak

British Museum

99,621 es is in works connected with the Fine Arts.

BRITISH MUSEUM. -A parliamentary paper, Here there was a splendid opportunity for the just issued, gives a large amount of information authorities of the Museum of Science and Art. respecting the British Museum. The number deanlingly, it was determined to get up a com- of visitors, exclusive of readers,

1866, was prehensive catalogue, not only of the books at 408, 279; an increase of 40,000 upou the previous Brompton, but of all that are to be found in the year, but less than half the number of 1962. In Borld. In this, all books, however remotely the reading-room the whole number of books

upon Art, were to be included ; all book's selected by readers was 4,034 per day, for the ith illustrations, all books that should or could 292 days during which the room was open. The

illustrated ; all books relating to artists, their average daily number of readers was 342; therefathers, mothers, wives, or mistresses ; all fore they must each have consulted nearly twelve seoks relating to the countries ir towns of books per day. In the course of the year there tists; all books relating to all subjects but the were added to the library 34,160 volumes ;


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