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lin was made. . . It is said, during a recent dis- | of gentlemen of the legal profession in this and cussion in the French Academy, the Duke de Noailles other States, as well as most useful and acceptable exclaimed, in reply to an argument advanced by an to the student and merchant. Messrs. Bloomfield opponent: "Terence! Ah! that is possible, for I have & Steel are sure to get them up in a style which forgotten almost all the Greek I ever knew." will be worthy of the works, as books published by M. Thiers states Nelson was at the bombardment them always are. We hope that all persons who of Copenhagen, which took place in 1807; Nelson wish to see our home books published by home peodied in 1805! Some two or three years ago ple will come forward and sustain the house, which an eminent resident of Passy (the West Philadel- is enterprising and liberal enough to make the trial. phia of Paris) brought a friend to town with him,-New Orleans Crescent. and carried him to the house of a college chum, where he was going to breakfast, saying, as he presented his neighbor to his chum and wife, "Let me present you the most célèbre sauteur of France. He now lives at Passy. I am proud and delighted to have him for a neighbor." The chum and wife were most cordial in their greeting; they evidently were delighted to receive so distinguished a man; they had long admired him with enthusiasm. Breakfast was served. The most célèbre sauteur, feeling quite out of his element, said little. Every body paid him, nevertheless, the most marked attention, and after the cloth was removed, the mistress of the house said to him, with her most gracious smile: "Will you not deign to give us some taste of your talents?" He answered: "It has been a long time, ma'am, since I was in practice; but if you wish it, I am at your orders." He rose. There was a dead silence. He gave a bound, and the next instant he had hold of the iron rod to which the table-lamp was suspended from the ceiling, and was turning summersaults between the ceiling and the table, to the stupefaction of everybody but his friend. The chum ran up to his friend, and asked in a whisper: Why, whom in the deuce have you brought us?" "Whom? Why, Auriol, the clown of the circus. Did you not recognize him?" "Good gracious, no! You said the most célèbre auteur of France, and we all made sure 'twas Lamartine." G. S.

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NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. MR. J. WHITAKER, editor and proprietor of the "London Bookseller," is now on a visit to this country, partly on business and partly for pleasure. Mr. Whitaker is a gentleman of intelligence and energy, and is well known to the trade throughout the States as the publisher of the " Bookseller," a journal of influence and great usefulness to all who read or handle books. We trust his visit may prove profitable and pleasant.

M. DOOLADY, New York, has issued a prospectus of Simson's History of the Gypsies, with Specimens of their Language.

On the 1st of July the firm of Scribner & Co. will be succeeded by that of Scribner, Welford, & Co. The new firm, we have no doubt, will continue to exhibit all the enterprise, skill, and taste of the old.

CIVIL CODE OF LOUISIANA AND CODE OF PRACTICE. Those enterprising law publishers, Messrs. Bloomfield & Steel, announce to the public, through the columns of the "Crescent" this morning, that they will shortly publish the Civil Code of the State of Louisiana, with all the statutory amendments from 1825 to 1866 inclusive, which will also contain references to the decisions of the Supreme Court to the sixteenth volume of Annual Reports, with a complete index. The work is to be compiled and edited by James O. Fuqua, Esq., attorney-at-law. The same house will also publish the Code of Practice in the Civil Cases for the State of Louisiana, with statutory amendments during the same period, as mentioned above, and also containing references to the decisions of the Supreme Court of the State, edited and compiled by the same gentleman. These works will be most valuable additions to the libraries

NOTES ON BOOKS, &C. IN NEW YORK.-The "United States Service Magazine," with the current (30th) number, being the last of Vol. V., announces its discontinuance, and gracefully hopes that it may be long before another war shall require its resurrection.

The book trade in New York is quiet. Mr. John Russell Bartlett's new bibliographical work on the literature of the rebellion makes no acknowledgments to any of the gentlemen who furnished him with materials. One of these, S. Hastings Grant, Esq., at that time Librarian of the New York Mercantile Library, contributed several hundred titles.

R. W. EMERSON.-The entire works of Mr. Emer

son, complete in two volumes, are the next to appear in Bohn's Standard Library.

BAYARD TAYLOR.-Reviewing "The Story of Kennett," the "London Athenæum" says, “Mr. Bayard Taylor has written a story that will please his fellow-countrymen by its associations, and strangers by its intrinsic merit."

AMERICAN SUBJECTS.-In an English literary journal we see advertised, "The Naturalist in British Columbia and Vancouver's Island, by John Keast Lord, F. Z. S., late Naturalist to the British North American Boundary Commission," in two volumes, richly illustrated, followed by " After the Storm; or, Brother Jonathan and his Neighbors in 1865-'66, by J. E. H. Skinner, Barrister-at-Law, author of "The Tale of Danish Heroism,"" also in two volumes.

LIFE OF BEETHOVEN.-Mr. Thayer, who is now U. S. Consul at Trieste, writes from that place: "I have had the first part of my manuscript Life of Beethoven translated into German, and it is in the hands of the printer. I have already had good reason to be pleased at having adopted this course, since my translator, who resides in Bonn, has been able to follow up my researches there, and discov. ered some valuable additions to my own materials, which my removal to this place, and confinement here by official duties, would have prevented me from doing myself. I have had two applications from England for leave to translate my Beethoven work. I reply, that as English is my native tongue I prefer to send my own manuscript in my own style to press! As I read over the proof-sheets, I am delighted with my translator, and, at the same time, astonished at the fine result of my long-conallusions to Beethoven down as late as 1800 or 1805, tinued researches. Should you find any kind of please to note them for me. My official duties take up so much of my time as to prevent me from going on as I could wish with my literary labors, but I can use all this material." 'hope on, hope ever.' The time must come when

PEACOCK, THE NOVELIST.-The late Thomas Love Peacock, who died not long ago, held a lucrative' office in the India House, London, for many years, and there made the acquaintance of Charles Lamb, with whom a great friendship eventually sprang up. Mr. Peacock wrote several peculiar novels ("Headlong Hall," "Crotchet Castle," &c.) full of startling paradoxes, saucy satire, and sensible

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thought very quaintly conveyed. His library was | Romans also had a station. Surely no one, he lately sold in London, and included scarcely any urged, who knows anything of the Romans, will works of poetry or fiction, but contained numerous believe they made all these preparations, and yet important works on natural history and botany, stood still at the top of the rock for some 400 years, oriental and French literature, old English books, staring across the Channel towards Ireland, and and valuable editions of Greek, Latin, and Italian never venturing over? classics. There were also sold many letters written to him by P. B. Shelley, the poet, many of which have never been printed.

LITERARY PROPERTY.-During the last few weeks there have been curious and considerable sales of valuable literary and artistical property in London. Among these was a collection of Shakspearian literature, including Shakspeare's Works, the rare First Folio 1623, also the Second Edition-most of the Standard Modern Editions-" Rape of Lucrece," 1624-very numerous interesting Articles in Shakspearian Criticism and Illustration-Rare Plays of the 16th and 17th Centuries-W. H. Ireland's own Collections relative to the Shakspeare Forgeries, with the "Confessions" in his own handwriting also the autograph letters, manuscripts, &c. formed, many years ago, by Sir John Fenn, editor of "The Paston Letters," comprising Deeds and Charters, Royal, Noble, and Conventual, from a period slightly subsequent to the Conquest to the Fifteenth Century, one of which is signed (forma crucis) by King Stephen, Matilda his Queen, and Eustachius his Son (A. D. 1137)-fine Armorial and other Seals-very numerous and highlyimportant Rolls and other Records, consisting of Domestic Accounts, Inventories, Terriers, Rentals, Court Rolls, &c., from an early date, and particularly illustrative of the Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk. The Autograph Letters and Historical Documents comprise numerous Important Papers from Henry the Eighth to the last Century, and present examples of the Autograph of Royal, Noble, and Illustrious Persons-Eighteen highly-important Proclamations, Diplomatic Instructions, Letters, and other Documents, all bearing the SignManual of Queen Elizabeth, &c. Lastly, a fine collection of engravings from the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, wanting, it is believed, but eleven to complete the entire number, chiefly in the finest proof states. It includes "Mrs. Pelham Feeding Chickens," "Mrs. Siddons in the Tragic Muse," "Oliver Goldsmith," &c. &c., and a unique series of the only six proofs ever taken from the plate of Miss Kemble, by Jones, which was accidentally destroyed.

THE success achieved by the author of "Ecce Homo," says an English journal, is still further attested by the announcement of the eighth edition of that extraordinary work. The public curiosity concerning the writer has by no means subsided, but there is no apparent probability that it will be gratified.

THE ROMANS IN IRELAND.-It has long been asserted by Irish historians, and eagerly accepted by the Irish people, that the Romans never obtained any foothold in the "Emerald Isle." At a recent meeting of the Ethnological Society of London, Mr. Wright, the well-known archaeologist and antiquarian, read a paper "On the Intercourse of the Romans with Ireland." He considered it could be hardly doubted that the Romans did invade, and, in their view of the case, subdue Ireland; and that there must have been a close intercourse between Britain and Ireland he argued from the direction and importance of the Watling Street, which ran from Richborough, through the heart of the island, across North Wales to a Roman town, Segontium, on the shores of the Menai Straits. Two other

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SHERIDAN KNOWLES.-There was lately produced at the Strand Theatre, London, a posthumous play, by the author of "The Hunchback," bearing the title of " Alexina, or True to Death." The play was successful, but Mr. R. Brinsley Knowles, son of the dramatist, has published a letter in "The Times," stating "it is simply the dialogue of a ballad opera which my father wrote many years ago for Messrs. Cramer, Addison, and Beale, with the songs omitted." He adds that it is thus not at all to be judged by the same standard as the dramatic works by which Sheridan Knowles won his reputation, nor is its success to be regarded by modern playgoers as a sample of his power to awaken the sympathies of an audience. It is claimed that it is uphill work for a company and management "to render interesting a work which was put upon the stage with only half the attractions designed by its author." "The Times," taking the Knowles side of the question, says: "Alexina,' which shows how a Russian noble, forgetting all distinctions of rank, marries, out of gratitude, a female serf, who, waiting at a secluded inn kept by cut-throats, saves his life by warning him against the machinations of the landlord, and when he is pursued by the marauder to a friend's house, makes a still more desperate but successful attempt to preserve him by taking his place on a couch, is evidently made up of two or three of those old-fashioned robber dramas which have long passed out of date, but which Mr. Knowles clearly thought were good enough to furnish material for libretti. The blank verse in which the dialogue is written, and the quasi-Elizabethan tone which is infused into the phraseology, give a certain elevation to very commonplace incidents and characters, and there are many passages, especially on the subject of love and its transcendent power, which are strongly marked with the stamp of Knowles. Still, the vestiges of what may be called the old Coburg quality are not to be effaced from the body of the piece, which, as it stands, has not even the practical merit of giving one effective character to a single member of the company." To this Cramer & Co. have replied: "Perhaps Mr. R. B. Knowles never saw the original manuscript of the drama in question. If he had, he would have been aware that the few scattered songs introduced by the author had nothing whatever to do with the play as a play, and in point of fact, as we can show from Mr. Sheridan Knowles' own letters, they were added after the drama was written. So little lyrical, indeed, was 'Alexina,' that the late Vincent Wallace, to whom we proposed it for operatic purposes, strongly urged its being kept as a play, properly so called; for, although he admired the writing excessively, he felt and said that it was not lyrical in shape at all. It was in consequence of this opinion that we have kept back the drama until now, nor would we have authorized its production at all had we not been assured that it possessed merit sufficient to be classed with many of its author's other dramatic works."

The play has been published, and appears to be a poor performance on the hackneyed subject of the peril of a traveller from an innkeeper and his wife, in league with banditti, and his rescue by the intervention of a devoted woman. It is printed on tinted paper, with a portrait of Knowles, from photograph taken a few days before his death,

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FIRST PUBLICATION OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.-In con- | that time prided himself upon never permitting an nection with the article on Robinson Crusoe, pub- indifferent impression to leave his premises, 184 lished some time since in the Gazette, the following Tottenham-Court Road, London. He has retired is extracted from H. G. Bohu's new edition of from business, and it has been announced that his "Lowndes' Bibliographer's Manual," Part III., 1858, unique collection of artist's proofs, comprising the p. 613. "Lowndes [first edition] says Robinson rarest and best works of great painters during a Crusoe first appeared in a periodical publication, period of over fifty years, will be brought to the entitled 'The Original London Post, or Heathcote's hammer. Among them will be found a unique Intelligence,' from No. 125 to No. 289, inclusively; set of Turner's England and Wales, consisting of the latter dated 7th October, 1719. But this is an etchings and finished states of each plate-also error, copied from Dibdin's Library Companion,' p. perfect sets of Turner's Rivers of France, including 607, and repeated since by the compilers of the the celebrated plate of Calais Heights-complete 'Grenville Catalogue' and other bibliographers. set of Turner's Liber Studiorum-ålso Turner's The following is the correct statement: The FIRST Scotland and Turner's Yorkshire-a selection of VOLUME of Robinson Crusoe was published in 8vo., Turner's Rivers of France-and several hundred 1719, &c." See what follows in Bohn's Lowndes, choice proofs of various plates after Turner-as ut supra. well as choice and unique proofs of his principal large plates, Caligula's Bridge, Mercury and Argus, Mercury and Herse, Tivoli, Temple of Jupiter, Heidelberg, Ehrenbreitstein, Cologne, Ancient and Modern Italy, The Shipwreck, Approach to Venice, &c. &c.; also the works of Rosa Bonheur, Corbould, Creswick, Constable, Chalon, Callcott, Cattermole, Collins, Cooke, De Wint, Etty, Eastlake, Faed, Fielding, Goodall, Hogarth, Landseer, Lawrence, Leslie, Lewis, Martin, Maclise, Millais, Nasmyth, Newton, Paton, Prout, Roberts, Reynolds, Richmond, Ross (Sir W.), Smirke, Stothard, Stanfield, Turner, Westall, Wilkie, Ward, Warren, and others. principal engravers of these works are Brandard, Bacon, Burnet, Cousen, Cousins, S., Doo, Engleheart, Finden, Golding, Goodall, Holl, Heath, Le Keux, Lewis, Pye, Raimbach, Robinson, J. H., Ryall, Stewart, Smith, Stocks, Turner, C., Warren, Watt, At the recent high J. H., Willmore, Ward, &c. prices for engravings, this collection will realize several thousand pounds.


THOMAS MOORE'S LYRICS.-For over twenty years Thomas Moore, the poet, received five hundred pounds a year-say fifty thousand dollars in allfrom James Power, an Irish music-publisher whose place of business was a very small shop in the Strand, London. The consideration was that Moore should give Power certain lyrics, which are now known as "Irish Melodies," ," "Sacred Songs," "Harmonized Airs,"" National Melodies," &c. In many instances the music was harmonized by Moore himself, who had some taste as an arranger, but difficult music was transferred to Sir John Stevenson, an Irish composer, and finally to Sir Henry R. Bishop. "The Last Rose of Summer," which forms the prevailing melody in the German opera of "Martha," by Flotow, is an example of Moore's ingenuity. It is simply the old air of "The Groves of Blarney," slightly altered, and with an adagio instead of an allegretto movement. We notice that, among the auction sales lately advertised in London, was the whole stock of Moore's musical works, and the stereotype of the whole. As yet, it has been impossible for us to ascertain and report what sum was realized by this transfer of literary property.

THE LATE JOHN LEECH.-A further portion of the original sketches by the great comic illustrator of "Punch" have been auctioned off in London, and had previously been exhibited at the residence of his sisters, the Misses Leech, comprising many of the most celebrated Political Cartoons, Mr. Briggs, and other Designs for Punch-Pictures of Life and

Character-Punch's Almanac and Pocket Book—
Social Miseries-Brookgreen Volunteer-Children
of the Mobility-the Rising Generation-Handley
Cross; and other publications.

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CHARLES COLLINS.-This writer, brother of Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens's son-in-law, is about producing a new novel, called "At the Bar."

He is a younger son of the late William Collins, R. A., whose picture, the "Sale of the Pet Lamb," is known and has been multiplied everywhere by engravers.


in Ireland, died at Torquay, in the south of England. Dr. WILLIAM HENRY HARVEY, a native of Limerick, He was a self-educated man of science, and was the first, thirty years ago, to examine and report upon cessively elected Keeper of the Herbarium in Trinity the botany of the Cape of Good Hope. He was sucCollege, Dublin, Professor of Botany to the Royal Dublin Society, and Professor of Botany in Dublin University. His principal works are the "Phycologia Britannica," the whole of the plates, 360 in number, having been drawn on stone by himself; "The Seaside Book;" a quarto volume of 550 pages and 50 plates on the Algae of America, published by the Smithsonian Institution; the "Phycologia Australica," in five volumes, each containing 50 plates; and part of the "Thesaurus Capensis," incomplete, though three large octavo volumes are published. He had completed his fifty-fifth year.


long been attached to one of the Philadelphia Sunday papers as musical and dramatic critic, was the morning of June 21st. She was born in London found dead in her bed (probably by apoplexy) on in 1814, and was author of "The Match Girl," a

sensation novel; "Ins and Outs of Paris," a volume of local sketches; and "Parisian Pickings," a collection of rather free stories compiled from French authors.

Dr. ROBERT Key Greville, well known as an exceedingly active philanthropist. and one of the best

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botanists in Scotland, died at Edinburgh on June win Smith).—Aunt Judy (J. W. Palmer).—The 4th, in his seventy-second year. He was not only Chimney Corner for 1866: No. VII. (Mrs. H. B. a distinguished botanist and natural historian (his Stowe).—Griffith Gaunt; or, Jealousy (Charles large collections of plants and insects were pur- Reade).—Indian Medicine. -The Death of Slavery chased by the University of Edinburgh), but also a (W. C. Bryant).-Reviews and Literary Notices. good landscape-painter. He took a prominent part Boston: Ticknor & Fields. in the agitation against slavery in the British colo- Hours at Home. July. His published works are "Flora Edinensis," "Scottish Cryptogamic Flora," "Alga Britannica," and, in conjunction with Sir W. J. Hooker, "Icones Filicum," besides numerous papers in various scientific journals. He was an honorary member of many learned institutions, among them of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.


Mr. W. H. LEEDS, who died lately in England, was a good architectural writer and critic, but best known as translator of Möller's "Memorials of German -Gothic Architecture," and editor of a new edition of Chambers's "Decorative Part of Civil Architecture."

PERIODICALS. Harper's New Monthly Magazine. July. Personal Recollections of the War: Second Paper (Gen. D. L. Strother).-Midsummer. Some Curious Homes.-A Look at Lisbon.-High Days in a Virginian Village. Armadale: concluded (Wilkie Collins).-Gettysburg, July, 1863.-Francis Asbury. The Sword of Damocles.-The Fool Catcher.-Sanctuary Privileges in Rome.-Under the Arches.—Mr. Muddlar's Mistake.-A Study of Legs.-The Food of Birds. · Education of the Colored Population of Louisiana. -An Hour at Sea.Forty-Two.-Editor's Easy Chair.-Monthly Record of Current Events.-Editor's Drawer. New York: Harper & Bros.

Atlantic Monthly. July.

The Case of George Dedlow.-On Translating the Divina Commedia (H. W. Longfellow).-The Great Doctor: No. 1 (Alice Cary).-The Retreat from Lenoir's and the Siege of Knoxville (Maj. H. S. Burrage). Released (Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney). Friedrich Ruckert (Bayard Taylor). - Passages from Hawthorne's Note-Books: No. VII.-To J. B. (J. R. Lowell).-Physical History of the Valley of the Amazon (L. Agassiz).—A Bundle of Bones (C. J. Sprague). An Englishman in Normandy (Gold

De Rebus Ruris: No. 2. English and American
Wayside (D. G. Mitchell).-A Soldier's Dream.-
The Nest of the Humming Bird (Mrs. H. V. W.
Adams).-Benjamin Silliman, D. D. (The Editor).
The Little Preacher.-About Lace (Mrs. E. E. Du
Bois).-Recollections of Fredrika Bremer (W. W.
Thomas).-Why and How the Federal Capital was
Established on the Potomac (Hon. C. T. Hulburd).—
The Christian Statesmen of America: No. VII. Hon.
Solomon Foot (G. W. Benedict).-Ignatius (Author
of "House of Bouverie").-Domestic Life in Cuba.
Jane Gurley's Story: Chapters IX. and X. (Miss
E. S. Phelps). - Ancient Hymnology (Dr. Philip
Schaff). Sculpture and Sculptors in England
(Prof. E. A. Lawrence).-Lieut.-Gen. Scott (Col. J.
Grant Wilson).-Ecce Homo (Prof. H. B. Smith).—
Doré's Biblical Illustrations.-Books of the Month.

New York: C. Scribner & Co.
Our Young Folks. July.

The Children of the Flood (Elsie Teller).—Carrie's Shipwreck (T. W. Higginson).-Among the Studios: No. III. (J. B. Aldrich). - DandelionDown (Lucy Larcom).-Midsummer (J. Warren Newcomb, Jr.). A Summer in Leslie. - Goldthwaite's Life: No. VII.-Wandering About (Carleton).-The Summer Yellow Bird and the Black Bird.-The Squirrels that Live in a House (Mrs. H. B. Stowe).-Afloat in the Forest (Mayne Reid).— Round the Evening Lamp.-Our Letter-Box. Boston: Ticknor & Fields.

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The Beloved Disciple. By J. W. Kimball. pp. 93.
Boston: American Tract Society.
Self-Love; or the Afternoon of Single Life. A com-
panion to "Jealousy" and "False Pride." pp.
313. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Bros.
The product of a well-balanced, strong mind, and

The Catholic World. July.

United States Service Magazine. June.

The Nearest Place to Heaven.-May Breeze.-Unconvicted; or, Old Thorneley's Heirs.-Our Mother's Call. Use and Abuse of Reading.-Eugénie de Meade (Gouverneur Carr).—The Fourth Army Guérin's Letters from Paris.-Day Dreams.-The Corps (by a General Officer.-Nicknames (Lieut.Christian Schools of Alexandria, Origen. - Perico Col. G. N. Lieber).-Martial and Military Law (J. the Sad; a Spanish Story.-Sapphics.-Problems O. Pierce).-The Brigadier (C. D. Gardette).of the Age.-The King and the Bishop. The Across the Line (C. D. Gardette).-Sketches of Youth of St. Paul.-The Cuckoo and the Nightin- Great Captains: No. IV. Prince Eugene (John G. gale.-Hymn.-The Industrial Arts of the Irish.- Wilson).—Our Navy Yards (De B. R. Keim).-Screw Claims. Seal Skins and Copper Skins.-Miscel- Propulsion in Naval Warfare (I. Newton). -Edilany.-New Publications. New York: Lawrence torial Notes.-Brevet Brig.-Gen. J. L. Van Buren.— Kehoe. Correspondence.-Literary Notices.-Valedictory.Official Intelligence: The Army; The Navy; The

National Guard.-Contents of Vol. V. New York:

C. B. Richardson.


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adapted for usefulness to all ladies, but especially to those who are advancing in life unmarried. Manual of the Evidences of Christianity, for Classes and Private Reading. By Stephen G. Bulfinch, D. D. pp. 147. Boston: N. V. Spencer.

The Christian system, its authors, institutions, external and internal evidences, are clearly presented in a very compressed form; modern specu

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lations are discussed, and a special view is given of Old Testament evidence. Questions are added.


Thirty Years of Army Life on the Border. Comprising Descriptions of the Indian Nomads of the Plains; Explorations of New Territory; a Trip Across the Rocky Mountains in the Winter; Descriptions of the Habits of Different Animals found in the West, and the Methods of Hunting them; with Incidents in the Life of different Frontier Men, &c. &c. By Col. R. B. Marcy, U. S. A., author of "The Prairie Traveller." With numerous illustrations. pp. 442. New York: Harper & Bros. Indians in every conceivable shape, and the wild, glorious life of the white man among Indians, are the subjects of this vivid fresh record of our West. It abounds in anecdote, sketches of character, and a pleasant, manly humor which draws the reader on, to his own good, for the book is solid, and full of information, as well as pleasant.

Rebellion Record. Part LVI. Monthly edition, illustrated. New York: Van Nostrand.

Foot-Prints of a Letter Carrier; or, a History of the World's Correspondence. Containing Biographies, Tales, Sketches, Incidents, and Statistics connected with Postal History. By James Rees, Clerk in the Philadelphia Post-Office. pp. 420. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.

Mr. Rees has made a very agreeable and useful book about postal matters in all ages and lands, more especially in the second half of the nineteenth century, in the United States of America.

POLITICAL, Revolution and Reconstruction. Two Lectures delivered in the Law School of Harvard College in January, 1865, and January, 1866. By Joel Parker, Royall Professor. pp. 89. New York: Hurd & Houghton.

An argument for "the admission of the Southern members." Observations on Reconstruction. By Henry Flanders, author of "Must the War Go On?" pp. 31. Philadelphia.

Against negro suffrage and the disfranchisement of the rebels.

Prison Life of Jefferson Davis. Embracing Details and Incidents in his Captivity, Particulars concerning his Health and Habits; together with many Conversations on Topics of Great Public Interest. By Brevet Lieut.-Col. John J. Craven, M. D., late Surgeon U. S. Vols., and Physician of the prisoner during his confinement in Fortress Monroe, from May 25, 1865, up to December 25, 1865. pp. 377. New York: Carleton. This volume will be read with interest. The views of Mr. Davis range over a wide field, and Dr. Craven has shown the fidelity of a Boswell in recording them. The moral aim of the work is to promote a spirit of leniency towards the prisoner, and the South generally.


Cholera: its Characteristics, History, Treatment, Geographical Distribution of Different Epidemics, Suitable Sanitary Preventions, etc. Illustrated with Lithographic Map and Microscopic Drawings. (Reprinted, with additions, from the "Cincinnati Journal of Medicine.") By William B. Fletcher, M. D. pp. 57. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. Full of practical good sense, and with a large body of very useful information, both as to the causes of cholera and best mode of treating it.

Medical Electricity: embracing Electro-Physiology and Electricity as a Therapeutic, with special reference to Practical Medicine; showing the Most Approved Apparatus, Methods, and Rules for the Medical Uses of Electricity in the Treatment of Nervous Diseases. By Alfred C. Garratt, M. D. Third edition, revised and illustrated. 8vo. pp. 1103. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. A very ample presentation of the great facts connected with the use of electricity as a healing power. The treatment of the whole subject is clear, and deeply interesting.

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Miscellanea: Comprising Reviews, Lectures, and Essays on Historical, Theological, and Miscellaneous Subjects. By M. J. Spalding, D. D., Archbishop of Baltimore. 2 vols. in one. Vol. I. Historical. Vol. II. Theological and Miscellaneous. Fourth edition, revised and greatly enlarged. pp. 807. Baltimore: John Murphy & Co. These volumes present a great variety of topics, all of them very interesting in themselves, and losing nothing of their natural charm in the skilful treatment of them by a very learned and ingeni

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