Images de page
PDF
ePub

FEB. 1, 1870.

66

saw he should not find even in Le Moniteur' all The Tariff.-The proposed alterations in the he wanted. On the other hand, he knew he would duties on books, papers, &o., which we gave in oar in • Le Temps' all he wanted.”

last issue, has, with some minor alterations, been I quote little from the card of M. Jules Troubat, adopted by the Committee of Ways and Means. the private secretary and residuary legatee of Sainte- Indorsement by this committee is of course a long Beuve. The words in italics made the town roar stride towards the alterations becoming law, but as with laughter and the witlings say: He, Sainte- there are so many conflicting interests mixed up in Beuve's residuary legatee !—then Sainte-Beuve's the subject, the bill may possibly fall through in peu was not included in the will.” “It is by ex- Congress. tracts I have become acquainted with an article INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT. - We may expect which appeared in ‘Le Journal Officiel' from the shortly to hear of some fresh steps taken in this pen of M. Norbert Billiart on our irreparable friend direction, as Dr. Prime, the Chairman of the Comand master, M. Saint-Beuve.” “But for his ap- mittee, informs us he is about to convene a meeting, pointment to the Senate, M. Sainte-Beuve, a man of for the purpose of considering what new efforts may letters, whose personal fortune, received by herit- be made. age from his mother, was very small, having always lived by . The Article,' which he published at first will commence the first week in April next. In-.

Trade SALE.—The New York spring trade sale weekly, and which during his later years he was unable to publish oftewer than once a fortnight,

voices for the catalogue should be in the hands of would not, at the close of his life, have had the the auctioneers, Messrs. Leavitt, Strebeigh & Co., means to keep a sick nurse and a secretary about by the 5th of February. him to serve him." I trust you will think the MESSRS. LEAVITT, STREBEIGH, & Co., New York, light thrown on Sainte-Beuve and on literary life will sell by auction, on Monday, February 14, the here by these extracts warrant enough for the entire stock of Messrs. Baillière Bros., New York. space I have given them.

G. S.

The stock consists of an extensive collection of

scientific, medical, and miscellaneous works, and NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. includes a number of valuable French books. ANNOUNCEMENTS.-In sending in their lists of an MR. Rice's library, which will be sold during the nouncements, publishers are requested to observe month by Messrs. Bangs, Merwin & Co., New York, the following rules : I. To place the name of the contains about 5000 volumes, including a Dibdin, firm, and address, at the head of the list. II. To which is pronounced the finest in the world, and condense the titles of the works so that, if possible, wbich cost $1800, and many other treasures of old they will not occupy more space than one line. English literature. Its great strength, howerer, III. To send the titles of such works only as have is in Americana." This department - which, not been actually published up to date of making until very lately, was the stone that the builders up the list, but are in preparation. IV. To be care- rejected-numbers 2700 volumes, embracing seves ful not to send the same titles twice over. V. To ral works that are wholly unique, and is one of write the list legibly. It constantly happens that the choicest and most valuable in the country, we receive lists without any name attached, and Mr. Rice's library is especially rich in early are therefore obliged to leave them out altogether, American imprints, including many books printed and others are so badly written that the names of by Marmaduke Johnson, at Cambridge, N. E., years authors, or titles of books, are unreadable. We before a pripting press was established in Boston. cannot hold ourselves responsible for the insertion His series of " Andreana" is fine, and is only ex. of any list, unless these rules are strictly observed. celled by his “Washingtoniana." His “Smith's

BOOKS FOR SALE.—This department of the LITE- History of New York" is the only known copy on RARY GAZETTE is intended for the use of subscribers large paper; and a large portion of his books have who have overbought, who have had good books been made upusually interesting by the addition thrown upon their hands, or who have become pos- of extra plates and autograph letters. sessed of good or rare books, unsalable in their own localities. There is no limit as to the number

A BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA, the private library of of books, but a charge of twenty cents each is made by Messrs. Leavitt, Strebeigh & Co., at their anc.

a Sonthern gentleman, was disposed of at anction for the first five, and ten cents for each succeeding tion rooms, Clinton Hall, New York, on the 17th of oue—the description, if possible, not to exceed one line; and the prices should in every instance be January and following evenings, which in many

respects was unique, rare, and valuable. The bind. appended.

ings of many of them were of the most elegant deBusiness Changes.—Messrs. Woolsworth, Ains- scription. One of them, Drake's History of Boston, worth & Co., Boston, will shortly remove to 51 was bound to match à presentation copy to the John Street, New York. They bave disposed of Prince of Wales. The highest prices obtained their juvenile and miscellaneous books to Messrs. were for Cicero's Cato Major, 4to. Printed by Nichols & Hall, retaining their school books only. Franklin, 1744, $50 ; Bullock's Virginia Impartially

MESSRS. Nichols & Hall will occupy the store va- Examined, etc., 4to., London, 1649, $87.50; Barcated by the removal of Messrs. Woolsworth, Ainslow's Notes on Columbus, royal 870.-privately worth & Co., in addition to their present house, printed— New York, 1866, $52.50; Hamor's Present and they will be the agents for the publications of Estate of Virginia, 4to., London, 1615, $150; Capt. that firm, and also those of Messrs. A. S. Barnes & Smith's Description of New England, etc., 410., Co.

London, 1616, $162 ; Capt. Smith's Map of Virginia, Following the example of Mr. Carleton, Messrs. with Proceedings of the English Colonies from 1606 G. P. Putnam & Son, New York, are about to re to 1612, by W. S., bound, 4to., Oxford, 1612, $222; move further up town. Their new location will be Capt. John Smith's General Histoire of Virginia, New in the building of the Young Men's Christian Asso- England, and the Summer Isles, with Adventures .ciation, corner of Twenty-third Street and Fourth Proceedings, and Maps, and original Portraits of Avenue. It is a pity that the New York publishers the Duchess of Richmond and Motoaka, the Crownare scattering themselves so much, as it would be shield Copy, containing also Capt. Smith's True far more convenient if they were all located within Travelsmin all 308 pages folio, London, 1627 and a short distance of each other.

1630, $247.50; Walter & Cotton's Angler, double

FEB. 1. 1870.

set of 50 engravings-Pickering, 2 vols., $84. As | Hartwell's present State of Virgivia, $6.50; Virthe prices obtained at this sale are important items ginia's Discovery of Silk Worms, etc., London, to all collectors of American History, we append as 1650, $40; Virginia Bees and Silk Worm, 4to., many of the most important as our space will per. London, 1655, $32.50 ; Ward's Cobbler of Aggawam mit. Alden's collection of Am. Epitaphs, etc., 6 in America, London, 1647, $21; Washington's Divols., $16; Twenty Thousand Muskets i 8vo., Lon- ary, N. Y., 1858, $12.50; Wither's Border Warfare, don, 1797, $5; An Impartial History of the War in 1831, $10; Wood's Athenæ, Oxonienses, London, America, with 13 full length portraits of generals, $40. eto., 8vo., London, 1780, $12; André's Life, 8vo.,

THE “ London Bookseller" for Japnary, viewing, large paper, Boston, 1861, $9; Arnold, Court-martial of, 4to., N. Y., 1865, 87; Barnum's Spy Un- or rather reviewing, “the trade” in England, says,

" It appears to be very generally conceded that the masked, $4.75 ; Bartram's Travels from Pennsyl- booksellers of the present day are, as a whole, devania to Onondago, etc., 8vo., London, 1751, $10.25; ficient in that precise knowledge of books and auBeverley's History of Virginia, London, 1722, 815; thors possesssed by many of the older members of Bibliotheca Am. Vetustissima, N. Y., $7.50; Boy- the trade, who have passed away during the past dell's Shakspeare, $22.50 ; Brackenridge's Whiskey twenty or thirty years, and that the Cochranes, Insurrection, 1795, $17.50; Bradford Club Series, Majors, Triphooks, Thorpes, Pickerings, Rodds, 5 vols., $57 ; Bricknell's Natural History of North Strakers, and Leslies, have left none but a few of Carolina, 8vo., 1737, $7.50; Burr's Trial, 2 vols., their own contemporaries behind them, who possess $10 ; Carver's Travels in North America, 3d ed., anything like the same knowledge of books which London, $5 ; Colden's Five Nations, London, 1747, they had, and that, especially in the provinces, there $5.50 ; Dibdin's Aedes, 2 vols., $36; Dibdin's Spen

are po successors to the good old booksellers of seriana, 5 vols.,

$75; Dibdin's Antiquities, 4 vols., the past. All this is to a great extent true, and $74; Dibdin's Decameron, 3 vols., $78; Dibdin's there can be no doubt that young booksellers have Picturesque Tour in Franco, etc., $60; Dibdin's not the same exact knowledge of books and editions Sixty Plates, 3 parts, $12; Dibdin's Tour in Scot- as was possessed by their predecessors. Bat many land, 2 vols., $30; Dibdin's Bibliomania, $28; reasons can be given for this deficiency; one, and Dibdin's Library Companion, $9; Downe’s Serinon and perhaps the chief, being the number of new to the Virginian Plantation Company, 4to., $19.50; authors and the variety of new editions of every Drake's Voyage in 1595, edited by Corley, 820; form and price. Old books formerly were much in Drayton's South Carolina, $8; The Duello, $8; El.

request, and no library was complete without a licoi's Journal, 4to., Phila., 1803, $9; Tanning's history of England, a Shakspeare, a set of the Es. Narrative, $8; Felt's Annals of Salem, 2. pols., sayists, of the Poets, a Tillotson, a Whole Duty of $8.60; Findley's Whiskey Insurrection, 1796, 29; Man, Paradise Lost, Josephus, a Commentary or Forbe's Sketches of the Floridas, 1821, $12.50; Bible with Notes, a Book of Martyrs, and a Pilgrim's Foxe's Northwest, 4to., London, 1635, $12; Gilmer's Progress. Of all these there were regular trade Upper Georgia, $6.88 ; Grammon's Memoirs, 4to., editions, at prices regulated by the bindings. CerLondon, $15; Harrisse’s Bibliotheca American Ve- tain other books were added by parsons, lawyers, tustissima, 4to., 1866, $21.50 ; Hoywood's Tennes- and Unitarian ministers, who, from time to time, see, 1823, $26; Heath's Memoirs, $11; Hennepin's and mostly at stated periods, journeyed to the city New Discovery, London, 1698, $17.50; Harrea's

or county-town and paid a visit to their bookAmerica, 815.75 ; History of the War in the West-seller,' selecting one or two new polumes, laying in ern Country, Lexington, 1816, $12.50; Hutchinson's a stock of quills, ink, paper, and wafers, and perMassachusetts, $10; Jackson's Wood Engraving, haps picking up a bargain in the way of old books. $15; Johnson's Traditions in the South, $11; John. All this is of the past; railways have brought town soniada, $11.50; Kercheval's History of the Vir- and country together, and the Penny Post, enabling ginia Valley, $10; Lawson's New Voyage to Carolina, the London bookseller to send his monthly cataLondon, 1709, $81; Lee's Court-martial, N. Y., 1864, logue broadcast throughont the land, has encour$11; Ligon's Barbadoes, $7; Moultrie's Memoirs of aged direct dealing, and gradually all but extinthe Revolution, 2 vols., $13.50 ; Munsell's Historical guished the race of intelligent country booksellers Series, 9 vols., $91.63; Neil's Minnesota, $10 ; with whom it was a delight to converse about books. Neal's New England, 2 vols., London, 1747, 815; Cheap literature, and general underselling, too, have Gazette of the U. S. for 1790–91, Phila., $12.50; helped to cut up the trade, and are far from proOne Thousand Confederate Newspapers, $32.50 ; ducing the universal benefit their advocates have Nicolaus De Ipsulis Miridiani, etc., folio, N. Y., represented.” What is wanted, it is argued, is a $15 ; Ogilvy's America, folio, London, 1671, $13 : knowledge of bibliography, as a science-first, gen. O'Neal's Bar of South Carolina, 2. vols., $13; eral bibliography, then special. The “ Bookseller" Phelps's Memoirs, 1802, $8 ; Pouchot's Memoir of (we attribute the article to Mr. Joseph Whitaker, the War in North America, 2 vols., $16 ; Proud's its editor and proprietor) adda, “ With a view to History of Pennsylvania, 2 vols., $10 25 ; Parchas, promote this, and to test the pissibility of any good His Pilgrimage, London, 1616, $12.50; Relations resulting from the attempt, it is proposed to offer a des Jesuits, 2 vols., Quebec, $76; Rich's Biblio- series of prizes for the best papers, collectious, or theca Americana, Nova, 3 vols , $58.50; Sargent's essays upon particular subjects, to be announced Loyalist Poetry of the Revolution, Phila., 1857, from time to time, the competition to be open to $15; Seward's (Anna) Poems, London, 1784, $9 ; British or Colonial born booksellers or booksellers' Shea's French Onondaga Dictionary, $30 ; Simcoe's assistants. The prize offered, although of small pecilMilitary Journal, $75 ; Smith's American Curiosities, wiary amount, will, it is hoped, be sufficient to infolio, $15 ; Smith's History o! the Colony of Nova duce young men to turn their attention to the subCæsarea, $13; South Carolina Documents, 4to.,

Lon-ject," This is not merely a step but a great stride don, $11.50; S. C. Historical Society, Pab., 3 vols., towards an important end, and ought to excite a $5 ; Southeru Lit. Messenger, 4 vols., $25 ; Stevens's

great deal of competition. Historical Nuggets, 2 vols., $14.27; Stiles's Three Judges, $10.50; Stith's Virginia, 1747, $26 ; Tarle Messrs. J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co. have arranged ton's Campaigns, $10.50; Thomas's Printing in with Anthony Trollope for a new novel to follow the America, 1810, $20.50 ; Tudor's Life of Otis, $11; “ Vicar of Bullhampton,” now appearing in “LipVan Vertough's Nieu Nederland, N.Y., 1854, $10.50; pincott's Magazine.”

FEB. I, 1870.

women.

Rev. ROBRRT LAIRD COLLIER publishes, with the ( 40,000 bills for the first number, which is to appear “ Unitarian Association," Boston, a volume of “Sun- on the first of March. It will be published in Londay Sermons on Every-day Subjects."

don and Boston simultaneously-Fields, Osgood & The students of Dalhousie College (Halifax, N.s.) Co. having secured advance sheets so as to give have issued a new journal called the “ College Ga- priority to “ Every Saturday,” in which it will apzette." Mr. A. P. Seeton is the editor.

pear, and the Messrs. Appleton also announce that Hows, the father of the dramatio critic of the “New

it will appear in the pages of their journal. York Express," is writing a book entitled "Forty ciety and Solitudo," will consist of various essays,

R. W. EMERSON's new volume, to be called " So Years' Recollections of Actors and Actresses." MR. SWINBurne, the poet, has appeared in a new cals, but have been considerably re-written.

some of which have already appeared in periodi. role. He has contributed a “ Christmas Carol” to one of the popular English journals.

Miss PHELPS, author of “Gates Ajar," one of the It is announced by the proprietors of “ Appleton's in the press a new and longer New England story,

most successful books of the last season, has now Journal” that about the first of March next, the pub- entitled “ Hedged In.” It discusses a very delicate lication of a new novel by Charles Dickens, will be and difficult question--the rehabilitation of fallen issued as rapidly as its publication in England will permit. They also announce a special arrangement with Annie Thomas (Mrs. Pender Cudlip), the au

MR. M. F. TUPPER, author of “Proverbial Philo thor of the well-known popular novels,' “ False sophy, &c.” whose latest poem was a satirical atColors,” “ Dennis Donne," etc. for a series of original tack on Mrs. Stowe, for her Byrou-Leigh scandal, short stories, which will appear at regular intervals has been writing A Few Words abont Animals during the year,

Hereafter," for an English periodical called “The

Rock." MR. REVERDY Johnson is preparing a book, which will appear very shortly. In it he will give, in full

Mr. ARTHUR HELPs, editor of Queen Victoria's last detail, the secret history of his mission to England. volume (“Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in Messrs. HARPER BROTHERS have, at their own ex: cil," and many other standard works, has com.

the Highlands"), and author of “ Friends in Counpense, engaged Hiram Powers the sculptor to erect pleted a novel, to be called “Casimir Maremma," a suitable tombstone over the grave of the historian which will soon be published in Boston, by RoHildreth, late American consul at Trieste, who is

berts Brothers. buried in the Protestant cemetery at Florence. Tas Philadelphia “ Age" has recently been de

CHARLES DICKENS, who was the friend of the late voting a considerable portion of its columns to re

Rev. Chauncey Hare Townsend (who wrote good views of new books and literary intelligence. Much verses nearly half a century ago, when Macaulay care is evidently bestowed on this department, and and Praed were students at Cambridge), bas pabthe daily increasing ciroulation of the paper makes lished a volume of his (Townsend's) “ Religious it a very excellent medium for publisher's adver- Opinions,” in compliance with the will of the late tisements.

testator, which left a large sum to the novelist, on Hexry HALLAM'S “ View of the State of Europe edit his “Remains ”

condition that he would act as literary executor and during the Middle Ages" has been reprinted in this secular and religious, were very peculiar.

Mr. Townsend's opinions, country by Mr. Widdleton, New York, from the latest London edition, that of 1848. The first edi The Rev. Dr. John Cumming, whochallenged the tion of the work, published in 1818, being no longer Pope to meet him, at the Ecumenical Council, iv a copyright in England, has been reprinted there in a religious discussion on the comparative merits of cheap form, but this edition is, according to the Catholicity and Protestantism, and could not bring author's own showing, full of errors, all of which the Holy Pontiff into the arena, announces for imhe corrected in a supplementary volume in the later mediate publication "The Fall of Babylon, as foreedition of 1848. These corrections form nearly one-shadowed in History and in Prophecy." Hitherto, fifth of the whole work, and have been printed as Dr. C. has not proved himself a good prophet. foot notes in Mr. Widdleton's edition, thus making John Stuart Mill, political economist and wetait even more perfect and handy for reference than physician, who did not make an eminent suceess in the English. Where perfect accuracy is necessary, Parliament, has announced his "Chapters and as in college text-books, the cheap but imperfect Speeches on the Irish Land Question,” a half crown London edition is useless.

volume. It is stated that Mr. W. Hepworth Dixon, late WESLEY, the founder of Methodism, has been editor of the" Athenæum," is about establishing a lately taken up in two books. One is " John Wesweekly journal of literature, art, science, and criti- ley's Place in Church History Determined, with the cisin, to be entitled “Light.” There already is a aid of Facts and Documents unknown to, or annoweekly illustrated journal of science called “Na- ticed by, his Biographers," by R. Denny Urlin, Neither is a good title.

M.R.I. A., of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law; “The PORTFOL10,” with autotype photographs, the other is, “ John Wesley in Company with Righ .etchings, and lithographs, edited by P. G. Hamer- Churchmen; ly an Old Methodist." There is also a ton, artist and author, is a new artistic periodical, to volume entitled “ Anecdotes of the Wesleys, illusappear monthly, at half a crown, of which the first trative of the character and persoval history," by number appeared at the beginning of this year. the Rev. J. B. Wakeley. It is also announced that

After a protracted strnggle, the “Morning Her- Miss Julia Wedgewood is writing “The Life of John ald," a daily paper established in London in 1780, Wesley." isome time earlier than “ The Times," appeared for MR. JOSBPA LILLY, one of the "old book" sellers the last time on Friday, December 31, 1869. It may in London, advertises “ a volume in folio, contain: be said to have merged in “ The Standard,” a penny ing numerous Poems and Letters in the haudpaper of ultra-tory politics.

writing of the great Italian poet, Torquato Tasso." The name of Mr. Charles Dickeus's new serial DR. RICHARD OKES, Provost of King's College, has not yet been announced, but the agents who Cambridge, has published a second, which he thinks are collecting advertisemeuts for it, are asking I will be the last, volume of the new series of " Muse

ture."

FEB. 1, 1870.

muse.

Etonensis," which consists of a selection from the “CAAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPEDIA," in ten volumes compositions entered in the Album of Eton College royal octavo, contains 8280 pages, closely and between the years 1797 and 1833. There is a list clearly printed in double columns. Some one, who of Authors, and a brief biography of each, in Latin. has taken the trouble of counting, reports that the In this list, with other names, are Sir E. S. Creasy, work contains 27,170 distinct articles, 3400 wood Mr. Gladstone, Dr. Goodford, R. H. Hallam (Ten- engravings, and 40 maps. It is published at Edinngson's " In Memoriam” friend), the late Lord Car- burgh and Philadelphia. lisle, Sir G. C. Lewis, Lord Lyttleton, Mr. Moultrie,

MR. DISRAELI'S "Speeches on the Conservative W. M. Praed, the late Lord Derby, and the Bishop Policy of the last Ninety Years,” issued by J. C. of Lichfield.' The “ Athevæum” says: “The late Hotten, the intelligent London publisher, are only a Lord Derby is well represented by two poems writ- selection, of course. They appear, however, with ten in imitation of the Georgics, and bitting off to a Mr. Disraeli's express sanction, and are more agreenicety Virgil's didactic style. Mr. Gladstone con- able reading than the speeches of Lord John Rustributes an ingenious copy on the theme “Quam sell, issued in two volumes, 8vo., is a rivulet of vero aptas, quamque multarum artium ministras, type through a meadow of margin—in a very costly manas Natura homini dedit.” Dr. Okes gives us form ; probably, because few purchasers were exfour charming specimens of W. M. Praed's facile pected. The Disraeli speeches, 370 pages, beauti

fully printed, are sold for thirty-two cents. MR. JAMES GRANT, who wrote some gossipping and

Mr. Froude's concluding volumes of English very incorrect volumes some thirty-five years ago history have already excited some literary discus(“The Great Metropolis ;” “ Random Recollections sion-chiefly on the subject of Mary Queen of of the Lords and Commons, &c.”), has just pro- Scots, and the manner in which he has dealt with duced a biography of the late Sir George Sinclair, her cause. “Blackwood's Magazine," for January, son of Sir John Sinclair, of Ulster, author of the without asserting Mary's innocence, violently at"Statistical Account of Scotland," and numerous tacks Mr. Froude for the manner in which he has other works. Sir George Sinclair was one of Lord described her last moments, and the “ Dublin ReByron's schoolfellows, and one of the best informed view," a Roman Catholic quarterly, re-opens the public men in England in his day. He knew al. question of the Casket Papers. In the new number most everybody of note in Europe during the last of the “ Edinburgh Review," the opening article is fifty years of his long life. His biography ought upon Mr. Froude's work. Previous to the appearto contain much information, even if written by

ance of his last volumes, Mr. James Horack, an Mr. Grant, provided it includes his Correspondence. English barrister, had published a volume, entitled

The second part of Mr. William Morris's great “Mary Queen of Scots and her Accusers,” in which poem, or rather collection of poems set in the he argues very strongly in favor of Mary's innoframework of a poetical narrative, will soon be pub- cence, which Mr. Froude, in previous volumes, had lished by Roberts Brothers, Boston. The “ Earthly strongly assailed. Paradise" has been exceedingly well received “Fraser's MAGAZINE" appeared on New Year's wherever the English language is known. A third day as “No. I. of a New Series. Edited by J. A. and concluding part will appear in the middle of Froude, M. A." The first number of all appeared the year. It is said that “ this brilliant and prolific in February, 1830, edited by William Maginn, new poet, a most companionable and pleasant man, LL.D., who never put his name on the title-page. deeply learned in the lore of Scandinavia, Iceland, It is a common error in American periodicals and and Norway, is for his main profession a designer newspapers to put “Frazer's" instead of “ Fraser's on glass. From the finish giveu to his poetry one Magazine." It has beeu successively published by might imagine that he gave it as undivided atten- James Fraser, G. W. Nickisson, and Thomas Bostion as the Laureate himself, the great elaborator worth, 215 Regent Street, and is now issued by and refiner of verse." Mr. Morris' first poem, " Ja- Longman & Co., Paternoster Row. son," has gone into a fifth edition in London, where The new number of the “Quarterly Review," poetry has been at a heavy discount for some time. published in London on the 15th January, contains :

A new edition of Count Rumford's works is I. Mr. Tennyson's Holy Grail ; II. Life Assurance about appearing, prefaced by a life of the author, Companies; III. Mr. Lecky's History of European a Massachusetts man, named Benjamin Thoinpson, Morals ; IV. The Land Question in France ; V. Era who was ennobled in Europe for his scientific dis- of George the Second; VI. The Rig Veda ; VII. coveries.

New Zealand and Our Colonial Empire ; VIII. Papal TAB“Graphic” bids fair to become a formidable x. The Irish Cauldron. This is No. 255, and is

Infallibility; IX. Miss Austen and Miss Mitford ; rival of the “Illustrated London News" Its illustrations are of a very superior order, and serve to On the same day appeared No. 66 of the “ London

published by John Murray, 50 Albemarle Street. show what may be accomplished by the wood-engraver's art, even when the time allowed for their Quarterly Review," published by Elliot Stock, 62

Paternoster. This is a Wesleyan Methodist organ, preparation is short, as it must necessarily be with whereas the “Quarterly Review” professes to rea newspaper published weekly.

present and defend the interests of the Church of A NEW “Life of Alfred the Great,” by Thomas England, united with the State. Hughes, M. P. (author of “Tom Brown's SchoolDays”), has just been published in the Sunday « Dictionary of Dates,” its publishers, E. Moxon &

As a companion volume to Haydn's well-known Library.

Co., of Dover Street, London, have in preparation The first volume of the “ Life of Lord Palmerg

"Index of Biography," in which American ton,” by Sir Henry Bulwer, M. P., formerly British worthies and potabilities will have full justice renminister at Washington, will appear this month. dered to them. Great pains have been taken to The author has had the use of family papers, in- render this work as complete as possible, with reclading Lord Palmerston's own diary.

spect to European names, and it is anticipated that Or Mr. Tennyson's pew volume of poems, 40,000 with the kind assistance of American men of let. copies were ordered from the London publishers in ters, the great men, past and present, of the United advance. The volume, as a whole, has not given States will show as favorably in this respect as the much satisfaction to English readers.

more ancient countries in Europe.

an

FEB. I, 1870.

So far from “the Byron Mystery" having dimin-member of the Atheneum of Sciences at Paris," ished the sale of Byron's poeins or the interest in and illustrated by large folding colored engravings, himself, several new editions have had a large sale each of which was drawn, and most of which were in England since the appearance of Mrs. Stowe's also engraved by George Cruikshank. It is an adill-judged magazine article last September. Mr. mirable (and one-sided) biography, very much in Allen, of Nottingham, which is only a few miles the spirit of Mr. Abbott's. Ireland, who compiled from Newstead Abbey, has issued a number of it, and was a resident in Paris during Napoleon's photographs, which are in great demand abroad. Consulate and Empire, and was well thought of i The Bookseller” says: “We have first a general there for his anti-Anglican views and his thorough view of Newstead Abbey, in which the ancient and mastery of the French language, is known in modern parts of the structure are presented. Then British Literature as the too notorious author of follow an exterior view of Huckpall Church, where the Shakspeare Forgeries. Nevertheless, he wrote a in repose Byron's remains; and a view of the chan- very good (from a French stand point) biography cel, with the tablet erected to the noble poet's of Napoleon, and was so fortunate as to be illusmemory by his half-sister, the Hon. Augusta Leigh. trated by the pencil and the graver of George A fourth photograph represents a front view of the Cruikshank. tablet itself, together with that, adjoining it, raised There is just announced in London, by Bell and to Ada, the daughter of himself and Lady Byron. Daldy, A Catalogue of Etchings. By George Clearness and accuracy, rather than artistic effect, Cruikshank. With numerous illustrations. Edited, are the chief objects aimed at by the photographer with copious explanations, by G. W. Reid, Keeper in the production of these views, and in these quali- of the Prints at the British Museum. In ove vol. ties each of them excels."

ume, large royal 4to. Only 100 copies printed. A SPLENDID gift to the University of Dublin is

The Cow Chase. By Major Avdré. Robert Clark the theological library of the Rev. Dr. Gibbings. & Co., Cincionati, have republished in fac-simile It is to be permanently attached to the Chair of this rare and curious poem, which was printed in Ecclesiastical History. Among the treasures are separate cantos in New York and republished in the original editions of Luther's works, the com- London in 1781, with a preface. The half prophetic mentary on St. Mark's Gospel, by Druthman, a closing verse is well remembered :mouk of the ninth century, and the refutation, by “And now I're closed my epic strain, I tremble as I show it, Æneas Sylvius, of the spurious “ Donation of Con Lest this same warrior-drover, Wayne, should ever catch stantine."

the poet." At the instance of the Palestine Exploration So

The "advertisement” of the London edition ciety, Mr. Palmer, the celebrated Arabic scholar speaks of the anthor as having been condemned (travelling Fellow of the University of Cambridge), to die by a “set of miscreants" with the “ inhuman has gone to Arabia, where he and a friend will Washington at their head.” It is issued in neat spend some months among the Arabs of the un- style, 125 copies on small paper and 25 copies on known district bordering upon Sinai. Their object large paper. is to learn and to record the legends believed to be MR. Boyd, of Albany, is about publishing a Catastill existing there as to the passage of the Israel- logue, descriptive of all books, pamphlets, etc. ites and their sojourning in the neighborhood. relative to President Lincoln, which have appeared

CRUIKSHANKIARA.—A new edition of “Rejected since his nomination in 1860. Already the list Addresses,” by Horace and James Smith, just pub- extends to four hundred. Mention is to be made lished by Murray, London, is illustrated by George of all portraits and caricatures, mourning cards, Cruikshank.

badges, songs, etc. Mr. Charles H. Hart, of Phila“Robinson Crusoe" (the authorship of which delphia, has described the title-pages in fall, and bas not been quite ascertained, for it is said that given the texts of memorial sermons, and the num. Harley, Earl of Oxford, wrote it during his confine- ber of copies issued of each. The volume, a $3 ment in Tower of London) has been used in panto- ootavo, will be printed by Mr. Munsell. mime, melodrama, burlesque, and opera. We see IRVING's Works, in four standard editions, will by an advertisement in "The Bookseller,” that as a henceforth be exclusively published by J. B. Lip“Comic Jubilee Memento of the 150th year of pub- pincott & Co., who have also commenced the issue lication of Robinson Crusoe,” a London publisher of an entirely new impression of the superb volume, has brought out the "Ridiculous Robinson Crusoe : the Artist's Edition of Irving's “ Sketch-Book." Your Old Friend in a series of very comic sketches, This will contain twenty new and additional vig. 26 in number, by C. V. Bridgman : printed in nettes. chromo-lithography (in colors), cover in colors, ob. Messrs. VIRTUE & YORSTON, New York, announce long size, price five shillings." The publisher's two new books as nearly ready. “A Life's Motto," pame is not mentioned.

illustrated by biographical examples, by Rev. A propos of " Robinson Crusoe,” we may state Thomas Pelham Dale, M. A., and “The Path on here, for the information of the collectors of George Earth to the Gate of Heaven,” being essays of Cruikshank's various and admirable designs and counsel and encouragement for the Christian life of etchings, that, in his illustrations of the beautiful the present day, by Rev. Frederick Arnold, Christ edition of “Robinson Crusoe,” published by the Church, Oxford. late John Major, in London, in 1835, wherever Cruikshank had to draw the hero, ho produced a

MESSRS. PORTER & Coates, Philadelphia, hare in full length portrait of himself, from youth to matured the press a new edition of “The Bab Ballads, or age. We make this statement on the authority of much Sound and little Sense,” by W. I. Gilbert, Mr. Major, subsequently corroborated by Cruik with an illustration on vearly every page, drawn shank himself. There is another work, illustrated by the author. by G. C., which is now rarely found on booksellers'

MESSRS. D. APPLETON & Co., New York, have in shelves or in catalogues. It is the “Life of Napo- press Dr. Smith's "Smaller Specimens of English leon Bonaparte,” in four volumes, octavo (1823 and Literature," and also the same author's “ Smaller 1828), published by John Cumberland, Ludgate History of English Literature." Hill, London-best kuown by “ Cumberland's Brit Messrs. Fields, Osgood & Co., Bostou, will pub. ish Theatre," and written by “W. H. Ireland, Esq., lish, during February, James Russell Lowell's

« PrécédentContinuer »