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31,917 separate numbers, periodicals, news- Treasury, was appointed as assistant papers, &c.; 286 manuscripts, and 704 charters ; Clowes, and, we believe, Mr. F. Ha while large additions have been made, by pur- assist Mr. De La Rae; bat in & tes chase and gift, to the series of portraits, prints, got up by the jurors complimenting N caricatures, &c., of the English masters. In- “Richard Grosvenor” signs as “ Vice-P creased facilities are afforded to real students for of Class 6.” In the catalogue, we obs the examination of books and manuscripts, while names of Lord Houghton as vice-presid effort is made to rid the reading-room of mere that of Mr. Baillie Cockrane, M.P., as as novel-readers and idlers.

juror. A long list of committee men a The Hall of Arts and Sciences at Kensington tioned by name; these, we understan (says the London Review) was opened on the 20th taken no part in the matter, but sever inst. by the Queen, the Prince of Wales and his sponsible persons, whose names are not i brother having arrived express from Paris to were very actively engaged in supplyin take part in the ceremony. A piece of music by mation and advice to the jury. the late Prince Consort was performed, and the ROME.— We hear that we may shortly usual meaningless trowel business gone through. to receive an account of the catacombs We wish every success to the Hall of Arts and inscriptions therein found, such Sciences, but we do not clearly understand what implicitly trusted. Mr. John Henry it is intended for. “ Arts” and “sciences" may after some difficulty,,obtained permission include anything from the Polytechnic to the Pope, and after much more difficulty that more candid Mechanics’ Institute, and we have Cardinals, to take photographs of the inscri already more halls than our taste for either art By means of the magnesian light he was € or science can fill. One of the most sensible to do this, and thus, for the first time, g reports of the proceedings appears in a new comic world an actual facsimile of what has lon paper, the Tomahawk, which makes the Prince

supposed to be the work of the early Chr. of Wales to say :-“I don't know what this in the time of the first persecution. We place is to be; I believe a sort of West-end that the result is somewhat disappointing. music-hall. I've been obliged to take a private of the remains being evidently of Pagan oi box. I wish some one would take it off my and others the work of the 8th or 9th cers hands. I shall ask Lucca to come and sing here, and but little that is traceable to the perser and Arthur Lloyd too-that will be rather jolly. Christians who were compelled to worship t I hope my box is on the pit tier. I

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I Paris. - The Marquise de Boissy (C# must say something about this stupid place. It Guiècioli) is preparing a work which M. A has been got up by puffing and gentle pressure. will shortly publish: itconsists ef her recalle Lots of fellows have taken boxes because they of Lord Byron, with a number of unpak! were afraid of offending my mother. They wish documents. The first volume is already pri they had not done it. I suppose Cole will give lec- the title-page is simply “BYRON.” The tures here, and charge a guinea for tickets. I hope and concluding

volume is now at press. I shan't have to come and hear him. There will

The Round Table, published at New Ye be a nice staff of curators, superintendents, box

in many respects the most creditable lit keepers, check-takers, &c. -all well paid. If we paper that has been issued in Americ say it's all in memory of my father, Parliament

måny years. The editor is evidently Ames will be obliged to vote the money.

to the back-bone; but, at the same time, and get some of my friends places. I always large literary sympathies. No Erglish by have to say in my speeches that I want to walk condemned on account of its birth, nor in my father's footsteps; but I don't. I think American author unduly praised because b you may praise a man too much, even when he's not “raised" on this side of the Atlantic dead. It makes people tired of him." There is reviews, too, are, on the whole, written truth as well as satire in this.

scholarly and conscientious manner. The i PARIS EXHIBITION.-Mr. Dillwyn has moved Table occasionally handles subjects upon for a return, the production of which will, per- Americans are exceedingly sensitive; the haps, excite sodíe consternation amongst the treated with a remarkable degree of boldre persons so employed. The address moved for a

independence, and, as the paper is read * return of the names of all persons employed large number of the soundest thinkers $ or engaged by this country in connection with States, its influence must be great. Os the Paris Exhibition and the Exhibition Cata- subject, we think, the editor's usually sound logue, the part they have taken in the work, the ment has failed him; and that is, in the admi nature of their previous employments or profes- of too much personality, especially in his Ea

, sions, and the amount of remuneration paid or correspondent's letters.

No doubt there a to be paid them; and a separate account of all America, as there are here also, many på moneys paid or to be paid for travelling, rent, who like to know that Mr. Tennyson we lodgings, and all other expenses."

wide-a-wake hat, that Mr. Thackeray's post JURORS AT PARIS.–According to the estimates, not remarkable for its prominence, and that there have been appointed 85 jurors, 52 assistant legs of Mr. Dickens's chairs are not stra jurors, 18 delegates, and 85 reporters, at an but considerably bowed. Good taste keerut average cost of £50 each. Some of these will private matters out of English papers; appear to have had an easy time of it-in somewhat notorious writer of gossip in Class 90, for instance, there is but one English country dwells very much at Coventry, 10 exhibitor, and he shows but one volume ; yet, sequence of his known habit of caterie, in order to judge of its merits, there are a juror morbid appetites. We do not wish to see and an assistant-juror, with a “reporter” to Round Table carried on on precisely the Eu! describe its merits. Who are the jurors in system, but we think it open to improvely Classes 6 and 7, books and bindings, we scarcely and, with all good wishes, point out what we know, but believe that they are-Mr. George sider a weakness. With the trifling exert Clowes, of Stamford Street, for printing, and we have referred to, we think the editor ("." Mr. Warren De La Rue, of Bunhill Row, for do better than follow the line of managem! binding. Mr. Rivers Wilson, a clerk in the bas marked out for himself.

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W. J. Linton, of New York, is preparing foreigners. The Europeans admit that they have borrowed

from China-or at any rate from the East-the notions ry of Food-engraving from the earliest

upon which their sciences are now-a-days based. With in England, Germany, France, America,

their spirit of research and constant application, they Lewhere. The volume, which is to be have increased these notions, drawn from them all I abrul, and of which three hundred the profit possible, and have finally discarded antiquated

theories in favour of those more modern and exact. The will be printed for subscribers only, is to

root is Chinese, but the tree that has been developed is izsely illustrated with proofs on India European. This is the case with arithinetic and astronomy, of the best works of the best masters,

and perhaps also with other sciences. If China had con

tinued to cultivate the sciences, she would not now be van possible, from the original blocks,

roduced to have recourse to the experience of other nathe cases by photography from early tions. Clearly this would be far preferable. But is the There will also be samples of faulty style, idca of having recourse to the science of the Europeans, its of original subjects designed to show

and of requesting lessons from them, new? Did not the

Emperor Kang-hi, with his vast intelligence, recognise anuild capabilities of wood-engraving. this necessity by admitting many among them to the Ljects treated in the book include a com- mathematical tribunal, and treating them like Chinese history of the art, ancient and modern,

functionaries? Recent generations ought not to set aside,

as they have done, the science of numbers, since our philoa to napply the deficiencies of previous Bophers themselves have placed it at the head of human so the subject, none of which can claim knowledge. To those who may say that China humiliates kteness; criticisms of the merits of different herself in seeking instruction from foreigners, we shall ; istractions for artists ; with accounts

reply that, if one thing in particular can make a nation

blush, it is to be ignorant of that which others know. bet egavers.- Round Table.

What immense progress have not Europeans made during

the last fifty years in the construction of steam-ships-to TXL-The example of Japan appears to

cite only a single fact-incessantly seeking after better swaleel the members of the Tsong-li-ya

combinations, and vieing with each other in labour and

efforts. Even Japan has sent to Europe officers intended Caual of the School of Languages, to a to seek instruction in the various sciences there taught.

the lamentable deficiency existing in Thus, without speaking of European nations, each of 97 intellectual resources ; and the esta

which seeks to raise itself above the others by knowledge

and civilization, Japan has not wished to remain in the ment of a college for European languages rear. That country also desires to take its place among Dace ia Pekin is now at length un fait the strong, while China alone, continuing obstinate in her pt By dint of repeated admonitions and

indifference and her ancient customs, would condemn heridence of foreign intercourse, the Chinese

self to stand aloof from the general activity. This is a

true reason of disgrace. We foresee also that it will be mudent has been made to understand that seid: The construction of machines is the task of labourers; peats can furnish it with knowledge which why teach these things to literate persons ? We shall not pose. The acknowledgment of this

reply, that in the ancient book “Tcheou-li,' there is a

chapter upon carpentry, which literate persons have read e fact is a great step towards the emanci- with interest during many ages, and for which they have a & the Chinese mind, hitherto so self- a great esteem. Why is this? Because, if the workman ent sed esclasive.

must execute the manual labour in any construction, it is the

Literate person who ought to know the natural law, the prina lesg sential or petition, according to ciple upon which that construction is based. It is by this tal nace the Emperor has been reasoned knowledge that he may render the labour of the workman 4, and 31 sovinceri, that he has endorsed the

useful by directing and applying it with discernment. It

is these natural laws that we are desirous should be known, net with the words, “THE PRECEDING IS and it is by them that the literate person will point out to TOTTD.** RESPECT THIS.”

the artizan the full benefit he may extract from any given seerial enters fully and clearly into the

process. We therefore submit for your Majesty's approval

the following code of regulations, trusting it may meet kges to be derived from the study of the

with your high approbation. Lastly, we beg to suggest seatical sciences, as they are cultivated in that as the hau-lin (academicians) of the three classes and applied in the construction of ma

possessing a high degree of literary education, and accus

tomed to grave and arduous studies, are now but little 7. &c; also the desirability of the attention

employed in the administration, it would be well to invite e literary graduates being turned to the them to study the mathematical sciences, in which they

European languages as a means of would make rapid progress. We respectfully await the ag mocb respecting the outer world, with

time when your Majesty and her Majesty the Empress

shall deign to acquaint us with what is thought of our bike Chinese are at present unacquainted. proposals.”

the particular reasons given in the peti* s remarkable, that we give them at

The Rev. W. C. Burns, missionary at Pekin, has published in the Mandarin colloquial dialect

the first part of the Pilgrim's Progress, and expathe study of the mathematical sciences, Tema is not impelled by a sentiment of

pects to publish the remainder during the year. 2ncn for knowledge of this kind possessed by He has also completed the translation of the Lasupraas, use by an extravagant love for novelty. Psalms into Chinese. e tid the construction of machines for warad arial purposes, so important in our days, SHANGHAI. – The Tantai, or Governor, has

non the sciences. China wishes to con- bought type and presses for a printing office in I let treats for herself; but, to enable her to do a master must initiate her in the principles

the European style. Coal gas is now manubenaria) sciences, and point out the course to

factured here, not only for public offices, but also Tiistake, and a fruitless erpenditure for private horises ; and natives are now comse, 's huge that the Chinese could attain such

peting with Europeans in the art of photography, *** !ic? alus! We have seriously reSeit ert l*fore presenting to your Majesty Siam. - The King of Siam has established a

inl. We know that persons more accusin this n to reflect will say hut we are con

printing office under the management of an : **k with matters of only noderate utility; Englishman. a to tame the ancient Chinese modes to

JAPAN. -- From the Allgmeine Zeitung, we 72 tire; and that it is contrary to Chinese te our lves to be instructed by European

learn that at Yeddo there is a newspaper pubTimaho-pik thus show that they know little lished in Japanese, especially intended to coach ***2*1x in the world. I'p tothe present time

up the natives in foreign news. The size is 4to, **?rís to a powerful by her owr resources. But 1964 icat Canexe genius has produced all it is

and the title is, the Ban-Kok-Shin-Bun-Shi. Smor, ao l thut intelligent persans do not con- In a recent number, there appeared a conversa

IN Ives thai, in order to walkalone in future, tion in Hyde Park, London, on the subject of -Nuolve to reve from Europeas those sciences ** in which it is deticient. Clearly therefore, it is

the Panama route to San Francisco. tiat should instruct ourselvis in all these

A special government school has been esta* aliis opinion is not continet to the under1 mali be a wrious mistake imagine that

blished at Yeddo, for the cultivation of the alanda her ancient knowledge to adopt that of English, French, and Dutch languages.

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NAPLES.- Since the change of dynasty the press has been comparatively free, and there are even published in this city 34 political, 5 artistic, 3 legal, 4 religious, 5 theatrical, and 2 literary newspapers or periodicals.

SPAIN.--After undergoing four prosecutions, which are not yet decided, but which, nevertheless, have compelled a thrice-renewed payment of caution money, the journal El Imparcial has ceased to appear,

It is difficult to understand how an independent journal could exist under the new press law. The publishers, printers, and booksellers throughout Spain are signing an energetic protest against a proposition that has been submitted to the Congress for an augmentation of the Customs duty on paper imported from abroad. The authors of this retrograde proposal threaten ruip to thousands of families for the sake of favouring some score of manufacturers, who have managed to profit by a longexercised monopoly, which has enabled them to sell detestable paper at a very high price. Other deputies put forth even more extravagant propositions, demanding not only increased import duties, but absolute prohibition.

INDIA.-By a recent Act, all printed and engraved matter, except newspapers, must be registered, and printers are compelled to sell three copies of every work to the local authori. ties. One copy will be sent to the Secretary of State, and every quarter a descriptive catalogue will be published in the Gazette. The Act applies to all India, and consolidates the various press and copyright acts. The name of every printer is registered, and the payment of two rupees (four shillings) entitles to copyright. It is thought by those on the spot that, if the descriptive notices be at all full and accurate, the Gazette will contain a mass of tilth and obscenity such as has never before been brought together. As it is, an official is employed to translate and send in a weekly report of all papers published in the vernacular of Northern India. In addition to printed matter, there is, it appears, a large and lucrative business carried on in manuscripts. These are the filthiest of all Indian productions.

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of either of his neighbours, and apparei as well finished; the tooling of several ! the boldest description, and exhibiting fertility of design. As we have had non books in our hands, our remarks only to the outsides. The most noticeable

“Chateaux de la Vallée de la covered with a profusion of elegant i Libri's “Monuments Inédits," massively hand-tooled ; Longmans' Testament,” morocco, tooled with bla gold;" Contes de la Fontaine,", 2 vols. style of Louis Quatorze ; “Gil Blas," Spanish morocco, with borders ; two v on flowers, bound in vellum, elegantly & painted ; a “Missale Romanum," folio, a Grolier pattern, with four Maltese crosses on each side, having a gilt metal papal centre--a very elegant and imposing Mr. Hammond also exhibits a large nu other books, bound in a very creditable a in calf and morocco.

The next case is that of Messrs. Rami Coppinger, of Eagle Place, Piccadilly, books we have seen and handled, and can fore speak with more coufidence respecting merits. Among other works are a courth of Messrs. Macmillan's “ Golden Trum series, bound in different styles and patter very covetable lot of books. The most amb piece of work is a Dante, illustrated by ! bound in crimson morocco, inlaid with y and green--a most elaborate piece oi wort ship. The other more noticeable bool Aytoun's “Lays of the Scottish Cara 4to., crimson morocco, inlaid on a cho ground, with the regal Scottish arms, the

of the Angus, Graham, Like and Montrose families in their

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hi colours; “Paleographia Sacra," 4to., ci morocco, inlaid to a very antique Grolier pia with a curious and deep dentelle border u inside silk linings. The specimens of va binding comprise a curious old black letto tion of Virgil,” published in Paris in 13, bound in vellum, painted with an arabesque pattern in crimson ; a copy of of National Poetry,” in veilum, inlaid vt morocco in circles covering the entire copy of “Gudrun,” post 8vo., inlaid ini? and green. The tooled and giit morocco : comprise, among other books, a large “Elaine,” illustrated by Doré, bound in to with elegant tooled sides, similar to the recently bound by them for the Que

• Erasmus," in polished morocco, with and striking monogram on the side; a "SIL Text Book," about two inches square, w a perfect speciinen of miniature binding.

Mr. Zaehnsdorf, of Brydges Street, ci the trio, and exhibits a number of bons will please the most critical eye. Amors are a copy of the French edition of

Bible," bound in reddish-brown moroc finished with a broad missal border, in: dark brown, with green leaves and red t with an ornamental cross in the centre, crown of thorns in the middle; “Atal:.. illustrated by Doré, in blue morocco, in the modern style after Maioli. The insis laid with red morocco, and finished with telle border ; “Don Quixote,” orange Lii inlaid after Maioli in very bold style; U Gedichte," rich brown morocco, inlaid early Florentine style. The inside has an leaved border and centre-piece, all inla Viollet le Duc's “Dictionnaire de 1

BOOKBINDING AT THE PARIS

EXHIBITION. The month of May has had a marvellous effect upon the general appearance of things, both within and without the building, although much still remains to be done. The English section was the most forward, and in the department of books scarcely a thing has been added since last month, and barely an alteration has been made; even the blackguard literature, filthy songs, and obscene valentines mentioned in our last, retain their prominent positions, as though the South Kensington collectors were proud of their achievement; possibly they are. We were in correct in saying that no cloth-binder exhibited : Messrs. Trickett and Son do so, but we may readily be forgiven for overlooking their case.

The leather binders who exhibit are Messrs. Hammond, Ramage, & Coppinger, & Zahensdorf. Mr. Riviére applied for space, but for some reason or other did not send in any books. Mr. Bain's name also appears in the list, but the volumes bound by him are only to be seen in the cases of other exhibitors.

Mr. Hammond, nephew and successor of the late John Wright, Noel Street, has chanced to get the first place; and we are by no means sure that he does not merit it. The books in his case have more distinctiveness of character than those

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bers and are," in dark brown morocco-an original of the bands, and the general finish of the heads

igu after Grolier; M.M. Didot's “Virgil and and tails. When we take these well-bound tace,

"in yellow morocco, inlaid with foliage. French books into our hands, we are struck with Te are various fother styles exhibited, in- the neatness of their workmanship: the leather ling the Dentelle border (16th century),

is pared down to the thinness of paper before it bique Calf, Old Calf, Cambridge Calf, Dutch is turned in; the corners are joined in an almost

Tree Calf, Old German Calf, and other invisible manner; and even the boards are, to all ision de donne, modern and antique.

appearance, harder and more sharply cut than is to let the books bound by Mr. Bain are distributed common in England. There is also a commendd: L Le several cases of Messrs. Cassell, Messrs. able firmness in the books themselves; the edges

and of THE BOOKSELLER. They are of have a brilliancy of gilding that we are only now patalp?'. nous styles and qualities.

beginning to imitate; or, when the edges are ; "62 The Proprietor of the BOOKSELLER exhibits a marbled, the marbler is careful to get his pattern i burde

free number of “well-printed books in good exactly square with the book. Great care is also :!um de bilings," with a view of showing the present taken with the joints and the linings.

The tate of both arts. A separate list, with the single or double fillets or rolls have finer lines ir Matahames of the various printers and binders, than ours, and are laid on with marvellous presit si Eas beca printed; this may be had on application. cision. The one great fault of French books is

and The election is of some interest, inasmuch as it that they do not open well-as though the very hilitan lenalles one to contrast the styles of different best work were intended for show rather than for FERTE workinen in various parts of the country.

We know not whether French binders are Mezsrs

. Sottiswoodeexhibit a number of books generally their own designers, or whether they of Vee which they have printed for various publishers. employ artists to design for them. Occasionally 2, P Of these they hare printed a catalogue raisonné. we find such an amount of excellence in the pat. hat. Nessrs. (lowes exhibit a few specimens of print- terns, that we think the best French binders, like athing; so also do Messrs. Harrison and Son, who our own cloth-binders, must employ professional Forko parently do not claim to do first-class work. artists. Certainly the prices charged for first

Closely connected with the binding depart- class work would generally suffice to cover an

ment, we should notice Mr. John Leighton's artist's fee. oks Texhibition of designs, as supplied by him to nearly In our next we shall go through the numerous

all the leading publishers. Formerly it was the foreign courts, and wind-up with a notice of
castom for the printer to put a few Howers or a French booksellers and bookbinders.
border en the wrapper of any serial he printed,
and nothing better was looked for. The cloth

binder adopted a like plan ; almost anything did PARIS GUIDES. -Everybody goes to Paris this iple

for the outside. After a time came some inno- season. Our own Princes led the van ; the King rators, who thought that improving the outsides

of the Belgians followed ; the Czar is there now; la lice might help to sell the books; and the pencil of and our loving brother and cousin of Prussia is in the Vr . Leighton was called in. Now every book

to follow immediately. The Sultan, escorted by has its own special design, and there can be no the English and French fleets, will shortly be

doabt that the beauty of its outside has an there ; and even the Emperor of China, it is said, dente: Dormous influence on the sale of the work. In has politely accepted an invitation. Guide-books to 8p

mest of Hir. Leighton's designs there is a classic are therefore greatly in demand. It is beyond our perity oi taste, at times verging upon the severe, knowledge whether Paris Guides are to be found

but in other instances exhibiting a Hexibility in Chinese, Japanese, or Turkish ; but if they ed and fertility of the most pleasing character.

exist in those and kindred tongues to the same เon ; 3

Why is it

, we may ask, that shelves of English extent as in English, the Bibliothèque Imperial ciluri, 3

serozni-class binding look much handsomer than must devote considerable space to the reception imilar work done in France? The answer will of these tributes to the metropolis of the universe.

probably be that English workmen put on more To all intents and purposes, Paris is a showi site gold are more careful in the selection and paring place. Kings, queens, cardinals, royal miswks ab of their lettering-pieces, in contrasting colours, tresses, stern republicans, questionable regencies,

and applying suitable tools, than the French. and paternal emperors have laid themselves out Niet so it isPerhaps the real answer is, that for the purpose of ornamenting and improving abile there is a very large number of buyers of the city. The present Emperor is ably seconded bcuad books in England, there are compara

by Baron Haussmann, in his endeavours to tively few who are really good judges of binding; beautify and extend; but in so doing, they have

and therefore, that much is left to the taste removed many an old landmark, and destroyed atur ka the bookseller, who generally turns out his much of that Paris that was rich in historical

class work, both in the finishing and the forward.
work in a creditable manner. English second- recollections. But what care most sight-seers for

thisLa Cité est mort! Vive le Paris ! Lutetia al ere as a whole, superior to similar work in is no more, but Paris flourishes! What the

or elsewhere. In the better Paris of the Restoration may have been we we find just the reverse effect. If we know not, but it must have differed widely from

a book case filled with first-class French the Paris of to-day. Those who first knew it ten Fort, we are at once struck with the contrast years ago would not recognise many portions of en present to the English. Generally

speaking, it now; even in so short a time as that, the very little gold employed; and what there whole district so well described in Eugène Sue's ne morati 1 of it is la d on in an artistic' maner. Even Mysteries” was in existence; the Lapin te lettering is different to, and better

than, our Blanc,” in the Rue aux Fèves, and numbers of the letters and other tools made use of similar dens, existed in the Cité. They were appear newer, and sharper, and better cut than inhabited by the lowest of the low, and were Uts; the lettering and ornamentation are laid occasionally visited by the amateur, in the same

evenly and better nitred; and the manner as our Seven Dials were visited by the lepoait of the gold seems to be done in a cleaner Prince Regent and his friends in the early part banner than with us.

Greater care is taken of this century. The narrow, ill-paved streets, with the rounding of the backs, the working up

reeking with filth and fever, have gone, and in

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their stead we now see magnificent public build- bable that they will be made two or thre ings or open “places.

hence, but at present others less direct There are so many public buildings, churches, actual existence. galleries, and palaces to see, that “Guide" is Cassell's Guide (2s.) appears to hap absolutely necessary. Formerly, it was the cus- written on a larger scale than it has been tom to obtain a Swiss or other polyglot guide, Some portions are well done, while oth and pay him by the day for going round to the meagre in the extreme. Like that in principal objects of interest ; but most English- Chambers's, the map in this is incorrect. men prefer finding these out for themselves, and The Diamond Guide, by ADOLPH as they generally have but little time, they wish (Low, 28. 6d.), is a translation of Ha to economise both that and their money, by

** Paris diamant." Being written by a) doing all they can in the week, ten days, or man resident in Paris, all the informatio fortnight at their disposal ; and for this purpose be depended upon ; and the large ma require a trustworthy Guide-book. Several new sheets of crown paper), shows every st ones have recently been published, some of which existence, also those in contemplation. T we have not seen. One professes to say how a is a handy size for the pocket, and is illa visitor may go to Paris and back, and spend a with 127 vignettes. The information : week there, for five guineas. Our reply to this would be, “ Don't.” Any one who wishes to

most comprehensive description, and is 1

down to the opening of the Exhibition. visit Paris, for the first time, during the Exhibi, Galignani's (Simpkin, 78. 6d.), althou tion, when everything is at its highest, had oldest, is still the best, the most compreh better either start with more than five guineas in and to an Englishman, the most intelligit his pocket, or stay at home. An old traveller, is intended for visitors who have plenty o who knows exactly how to do it, will find five and who are not short of money. It su guineas a very close shave indeed ; but to one the visitor comfortably lodged at Meuri without experience, the result would be an the Grand Hotel, and daily starting ou a amount of discomfort that few would like to of observation. In this manner Paris m face. The “Guides” are of all prices, to suit all classes. First, we have one at threepence

comfortably seen in from twenty to thirty

Two editions are published, one with steel The Christian Knowledge Society's.- The best illustrations at 10s. 6d., and one withou part of this is the coloured block plan of the city, 78. 6d. The illustrations add but little pointing out most objects of interest, and all the value of the book. leading thoroughfares. The amount of informa- Most of the shops exhibit a Guide, of tion is small, and that which should certainly be we have not seen the inside-"Paris by contained-a list of the English Churches, with light,” intended for the use of those yeus their hours of service-will be looked for in vain. who will see everthing that is to be seen.

Gowland's Guide (Hamilton, 6d.), tells visitors At the moment of going to press, ** how to go, and what to see when they get there. received Paris Guide par les principaux Ec For a first visit, this is the best Guide we have The author, an Englishman, thirty years

et Artistes de la France. Part I. - La Sal

L'Art. The first volume of an exhaustive resident in Paris, is well aware of the deficiencies of his countrymen, what they wish to

published by Messrs. Lacroix, of Parë see, and also what they are likely to stumble

Brussels, and Messrs. Sampson Low, $og

Marston, London. On this occasion, wet against. Even as a companion to other Guides, the work will be useful. It is written in a

no more than acknowledge the receipt pleasant colloquial style, so that without any

book. Next month, we hope to notice it at effort, the reader learns much about things and

length. places. Hotten's Imperial Paris Guide. (Is.) Ar

CORRESPONDENCE. ranged alphabetically.---The publisher's adver

AN OLD TRICK. tisement so fully describes its merits, that we

To the Editor of the BOOKSELLER. cannot do better than follow what is therein Sir,-I feel it my duty to warn my stated :-"It is issued under the superintendence tradesmen of a deeply-laid plot to which of Mr. Charles Augustus Cole, Commissioner to victim. I was thrown off my guard ! the Exhibition of 1851. 200 pages, 24 illustrations, folding bird's-eye view of the Exhibition, map,

morning's customer being successful in olt:

his master's patronage (a schoolmaster to plans, &c.

An unsurpassed shilling's worth. in a written order for some stationery This Guide is entirely new, and contains more

amount of £1 14s. The pencils requireit facts and anecdotes than any other published. The materials have been collected by a well

Middleton's (and a pattern was showu),

my city-boy was instructed to obtain whil known French author, and the work has been lecting My customer acknowledged be revised by Mr. Cole, whose experience in Exhi. “ not over expert in reading," and as he bitions and kindred matters gives the book a

going to the “Bank,” we could, perbans, special value.” Kirkland's Guide (Is.) is intended for such as

up the order in his absence ;" which was

tunately done. An hour elapsed; when, ke have only a few days at their disposal, and wish behold “Middleton's representative” pyra to include the Exhibition in their week's ex- himself with the very pencils we vol cursion.

Samples (of three doz. each letter) were som Chambers's Handy Guide (ls. 6d.) contains which matched the pattern, and I had 1 a good deal of practical information collected by difficulty in coaxing the representatie a keen observer, but much of it is such as belongs rather to a Cyclopædia than to a popular Guide;

break the bundles. He eventually did : 31

and addressed invoice was drawn out, all and although a new edition has been recently

paid to the amount of £1 ls. 4d. ; luckily, issued, it is deficient in many points on which the visitor requires information. A mistake, too,

cautious in ordering only that which ny 7 has been made in the map, in which several of the “ representative" that we could

randum commanded me to do, with the sun streets that do not exist are laid down; it is pro- obtain them from their manufactory, Cle

seen.

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