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shrink from the high argument to which they are was, and that too within the memory of living men, challenged. The questions must be grappled with, and they too of no venerable age, when the book else out faith will be scạndalized by a silence no business of Chicago hardly rivalled, either in the less ignominious than a surrender. In the settle- value of its stock, or the amount of capital invested, ment of this conflict the College of New Jersey has an ordinary apple stand of the present day. But added to her olden fame by taking the lead, and the as Chicago emerged from the condition of a frontier professor to whom she has intrusted that responsible military post to that of a sprightly trading village, and critical duty evinces by his inaugural that he the book business increased, and it has kept steady adequately comprehends both the difficulty and deli- pace with the unexampled progress of the immense cacy of his task. He informs us that, on the one region of country of which the present city is the hand, his department is not one of merely scientific metropolitan centre. Though bookselling and pubinstruction, and, on the other hand, that it is not lishing is vot one of the branches of commerce that one of merely religious instruction. Excluding serve to swell the noise and din on 'Change, and thus what is purely scientific and purely theologic, its transactions are not mentioned in the daily, there remains to be formed out of these two over- monthly, or annual reports of the Board of Trade, lapping departments, another, which is, strictly it has nevertheless been no less of value to the genspeaking, philosophical in its nature, and which, in eral progress of the city ; bas been none the less an general language, may be termed “ Philosophy as integral part of the immense commerce of Chicago, embracing both Science and Religion in their logical and none the less a means of attracting hither that relations."
“I would so term it,” says the Profes- general trade which finds in Chicago its most apsor, “ not because Philosophy is in any sense supe- propriate and advantageous resort. rior to Religion or Science, but because in virtue Sixteen years ago the firm of S. C. Griggs & Co. of her power of abstraction, her insight into reality, was established in Chicago, and throughout all the her love of truth, her craving for unity, and her trials and vicissitudes under which so inany and habit of candor, she alone can give what neither of various houses of all the branches of business have the respective partisans can furnish, and yet both of tottered, been shaken, or have fallen, that house them require-a mediator or umpire to adjust their has preserved its standing unfailingly, and stands boundaries, settle their border feuds, and check to-day confessedly at the head of the business in their raids upon each other's territory.” This is the great West. The house is indeed one of the illustrated by a reference to the doctrine of creation, institutions of the city—as strong and enduring and then the aim and object of the teaching are as it is useful and ornamental. From the comsummarily stated to be "to combine philosophically paratively small premises in which the firm the scientific and religious departinents of instruc- first engaged in their business, the establishtion, to take the materials of truth which they re- ment has been compelled from time to time to respectively furnish in an unrelated and fragmentary move to more spacious quarters, until eight years state, and organize them into a rational system; to ago it planted itself at 39 and 41 Lake Street, occushow that all well-ascertained facts of nature and pying two of the enormous stores in the iron block, clearly-revealed truths of Scripture are not only near Wabash Avenue. These stores are fifty feet congruous, but actually require each other to make on Lake Street by one hundred and seventy-five up the whole truth ; that even such theories and feet deep, and both stores and basements are filled creeds as seem to be in conflict are passing, under with the immense stock. fixed laws, through a process of mutual correction This well and most favorably known firm has and reconciliation, into a similar region of estab- just undergone a change in its organization; not a lished verities ; that it is thus the mission of sci. change by which it will lose any of those who have ence to confirm and illustrate the truths of religion, hitherto so lionorably conducted its affairs, but a and of religion to give rational support and con- change wħich introduces into it new vigor, and sistency to the facts of science; and that sooner or will make it in all respects one of the most stable later, in the history of mankind, the ultimate result and enterprising houses of the country. must be the perfect coincidence of human and divine The senior partner, S. C. Griggs, Esq., will take knowledge, together with the absolute harmony a respite from many years of arduous toil in a visit of all the great interests resulting therefrom ; in a to Europe ; he leaves the city in a few days with word, the key-note of these instructions will be, that that view. During his trip he will of course visit Science and Religion cannot do without each other; the great publishing houses of Europe, and will God hath joined them together, and let no man put establish there an agency for his house, through them asunder.” It will be readily seen that the which he will receive directly and immediately all mode of treatment here proposed should command the valuable publications which appear there. the confidence both of religionists and scientists ; The other member of the firm, E. L. Jansen, Esq., that it does justice to the opinions of each, and seeks who has been equally devoted to business and to reconcile them by the application of mediating whose efforts have been crowned with so much sucprinciples, which both will doubtless acknowledge. cess as one of the managers of the concern during We have called attention to the establishment of its past years of successful growth and rapid extenthis department at Princeton, because we are per- sion of business, will have the assistance of the new suaded its intrinsic importance and its literary and members of the firm, all of whom have a ripe expeeducational bearings will be promptly appreciated rience. by all Christianly instructed men, allsincere students These new members are D. B. Cooke, Esq., Gen. of nature, all real patriots who would correct the A. C. McClurg, and Fred. B. Smith, Esq. skepticisin latent in the minds of the educated D. B. Cooke has been forsome time in charge of the classes, and thence infecting the body of the com- retail department of the establishment, for which munity, and above all by parents, who seek for his previous long experience as a bookseller and their sons an education which will not divorce publisher had eminently fitted him, and with whom reason from faith, but wed them in harmonious and the Chicago public had been so long and pleasantly inseparable fellowship.
associated. He now enters the firm as one of its The House of S. C. GRIGGS & Co.—The people of members, giving to it that practical energy which the Northwest have for many years been familiar is peculiar to the man, and that popularity which with the name of the long-established firm of S. C. has always attended his business intercourse with Griggs & Co., booksellers and publishers. Time I the public.
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Gen. A. C. McClurg, who was pith the house for 'corner of Bleeker, where his stock of books and two years previous to the rebellion, and who brings stationery has unendurably overflowed his space. back to his chosen peaceful pursuit the same abil. Leypoldt and Holt go to 451 Broome St. M. Dooities and enthusiasm which gained for him à Gen- lady goes to 448 Broome Street. 0. S. Felt, with eral's star in the field-a cultivated gentleman who his Boston agencies, goes to 455 Broome St. W. A. has as enviable a reputation at home as he won Townsend comes into Broome St. F. J. Huntington for himself among his comrades in arms; and Mr. & Son, and Hurd & Houghton, and G. P. Putnam F. B. Smith, who during five years' clerkship with are already in Broome St. Ivison, Phinney, Blakethe firm has, by bis quiet industry and accu- man, & Co., and Dick & Fitzgerald are also going rate knowledge of books, editions, and authors, thither; so that Broome Street is becoming quite a made himself widely known throughout the North- publisher's nest-almost a Paternoster Row. Scribwest among careful book buyers, and gained the ner goes out of Grand St., removing northward to confidence of those who wish to make additions to 654 Broadway, between Bleecker and Bond. Schertheir libraries, have been admitted as partners, and merhorn & Bancroft, too, remove north one block, benceforth the firm of S. C. Griggs & Co. will in- to the corner of Crosby and Broome Sts. clude these gentlemen, as well as Messrs. S. C. The firm of Wm. White & Co., Boston, but with Griggs and E. L. Jansen.
an agency in New York, has succeeded to that of The past success of this house, magnificent as it A. J. Davis & Co., in the business of publishing has heen, is but the foundation for the future, and and selling works on spiritualism. The firm of A. who knows but the book-house of 1880 may con- J. Davis & Co., liowever, still remains extant for trast with the present imposing restablishment as dealing in Mr. Davis's own publications, seventeen the latter does with that of 1850 !
or more in number. Mr. Charles Welford, of the At all events the book-buying community of the firm of C. Scribner & Co., has gone to London, to Northwest may be assured that they will be the open a branch house there for conducting the foreign gainers by this tejuvenation of the partnership, and book business of his firm. Mr. Welford's extensive we bespeak in the future for the noble house of s. acquaintance with books and business experience C. Griggs & Co. continued and constantly increas- must render this an influential and useful proceeding prosperity.- Chicayo Republican, April 10. ing. Mr. P. H. Cannon, heretofore with James Few AMERICAN PUBLISHERS have displayed the
Miller, has gone into business with Wm. McSorley energy and ability which have for years character
& Co., publishers and booksellers in St. Louis, with ized the business proceedings of Mr. George W. good prospects, and without intending to lose any
old friends while he makes new ones. The inChilds, of Philadelphia. To him the literary public are indebted for the most useful literary paper in creased proportion in the New York book market of America, the AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' CIRCOLAR AND
books manufactured abroad, but with a New York LITERABY Gazette, issued twice every month, and imprint, is very striking. It is a question whether containing a thoroughly reliable record and occa- ber of the handsomest of the Appletons’ late publi
such books are American publications." A numsional criticisms of the current literature of the cations, for instance, of “New York: D. Appleton United States. Its Paris correspondence, too, pre- & Co., 1866," are printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode, sents the best account of literary life in the French capital that we know of. The labor incidental to or some other London printer. The like is the case one journal is generally considered enough for one of Roberts Brothers’, of Boston, etc. etc. In like
with sundry of Lippincott's books, of Philadelphia ; Iban in England, but Mr. Childs not long since courageously purchased and undertook the entire man- ray's works of the Tauchnitz print, manufactured
manner, Leypoldt & Holt issue editions of Thackeagement of the Philadelphia “ Public Ledger,” a in Leipsic, but with the New York imprint. These daily paper circulating largely, but by his judicious books are of a class heretofore manufactured in this arrangements increased to stand now in circulation almost at the bead of the of course, lose all the work on these editions. The
country. Our working printers and bookbinders, American press--only, indeed, having one competi- matter must, however, remain in this state unless tor, the New York “Herald,” superior to it. daily and fortnightly paper would seem to take the the tariff is altered, or the new wood paper of the atmost powers of mortal man, but the publisher in the relative cost of making books here and abroad.
Manayunk mill, or some other influence, shall alter question has recently added the Philadelphia "Home Weekly” to his other ventures, and promises
A petition has been presented to Congress, signed to make that one of the best family newspapers is by seventy-three, including many of the most emisued in the United States. It seems almost incredible state of things above mentioned, showing that it
nent living American authors, setting forth the that one man could undertake such an accumula
diminishes the value of American copyrights, and tion of labor; and, certainly, if he succeeds in asking “that the revenue laws, so far as they relate maintaining the character of these varied publica- to the manufacture and importation of books, may tions, he will richly merit an unlimited success.Trubner's American and Oriental Literary Record tions may be relieved from the heavy burdens now
be so revised and modified that American publica(London), Feb. 28, 1866.
resting upon them, and from the disadvantages Notes on BookSELLING, ETC., IN New York.-On under which they suffer in competition with imthis present May 1st there is much shifting of quar- ported books." ters by the trade; publishers and booksellers alike It will be observed that the phrasing of this are flitting. Christern has carried his stock of prayer does not show whether the petitioners want foreign literature up to No. 863 Broadway, half a the taxes on American publications diminished or maile above where his former stand was. B. H. those on books made abroad increased. Mr. GreeTieknor goes into roomy quarters at 63 Bleecker St., ley's signature, however, which was the first of those just off Broadway, where he can do better justice to to the original paper, and which was accompanied the Boston books than in the little “cubby-house" by a specification of the way in which he wished he has been inhabiting on Broadway near Twelfth. this relief given, is entirely omitted from the printed Mohun and Ebbs take their éditions de lure and copies of the petition which have been circulated. splendidly bound standard editions a mile north, The member 'of the editorial staff of “The Triup to 546 Broadway, next the old Düsseldorf Gal- bune,” Mr. George Ripley, who has had charge of lery. Kirby removes half a block down, from the the literary department of this paper for many
an extent as to
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years, sailed yesterday in the Cunard steamer Asia “It has been said that his personal friendships from Boston for a European tour of a few months. sometimes lend a glow to his critiques ; if so, it is a His place will be supplied by a gentleman whose fault which only proves that his heart is as sound excellent literary culture and practical experience ; as his head. His labors as editor of the “New Ameriin journalism eminently qualify him for the post. can Cyclopedia' reflect the highest honor on his Meantime, in the absence of our esteemed fellow scholarship and literary tact, taste, and assiduity. laborer, we are sure that our readers will be grati. Mr. Ripley is about to visit Europe for a few months ; fied with the subjoined testimonials to the manner and no member of the editorial fraternity in New in which our literary columns have been conducted York will be followed on a recreative tour by the under his superintendence, from “ The Boston Tran- warm sympathy, sincere respect, and best wishes of script” of April 12:
a larger circle of intelligent, loyal, and attached
all descriptions, and the productions of stereotypers,
LEYPOLDT & Holt's American and European Bol. social criticism, Bayard Taylor and the literature letin will be found by book-buyers and librarians of travel, Charles A. Dana and the War Department to be very convenient. It furnishes a monthly list in the late civil conflict-were but a portion of the of the most prominent English, French, and Gersubjects and careers which this newspaper festival man publications, with ovcasional notes ou Dutch, recalled and emphasized.
Danish, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and “ But our sympathies were irresistibly attracted other foreign books, any of which will be supplied to the most accomplished and least ambitious of by the publishers. the guests, who succeeded Mr. Greeley as President,
MR. CARLETON, the publisher, has lately returned when the former gentleman retired to give his old from a trip to Peru, made for his health, bringing partner, McElrath, an opportunity to discuss "The with him a little book of sketches, similar to those Tribune's' course and progress without restraint. which he published last winter as “Our Artist in We could not but remember the admirable influence Cuba," but with more variety in them, and cleverer exerted upon literary taste and philosophical dis- in execution. He also has in press a new book by cussions by George Ripley—in a community where Edmund Kirke, entitled " Adrift in Dixie,” which the interests of both are so overlaid by politics, will be ready in a few days. A small volume by a industrial enterprise, and material luxury. A gen- surgeon of the East India Company on Epidemic tleman and a scholar, in the best sense of those Cholera,” and a nHw English novel called “Recommuch-abused terms, is a style of character every- mended to Mercy,” are also on the eve of publicawhere and always benign and useful; but more so tion by him. in connection with the press of New York than we are apt to imagine.
A Book RECOVERED. —
- In “Much Ado About “Mr. Ripley is perfectly equipped for the mission Nothing,'' Beatrice asks Benedick if he had said that he undertook as literary editor of "The Tribune.' she was disdainful and had her wit out of the ** HunThoroughly versed in ancient and modern litera- dred Merry Tales ?” This was a book containing a ture, in theology, in philosophy, and in belles-lettres, century of quips, narratives, and repartees, wbichi he is one of the very few American writers whose young ladies in the reign of Mary and Elizabeth knowledge justifies his vocation. Not less desira- were expected to have read. Mr. Singer, a Shaksble for such a task are his broad, liberal, compre- perian editor who did not know very much about hensive mind, his catholic sympathies, his patriotic Shakspeare, thought he had found this book in interest in the genius and culture of his native “Merry Tales and Quick Answers,” which he reland, and the kindly, courteous, humane instincts printed in 1814, under the title of “Shakspeare's of his nature. How much he has done to clarify Jest Book”-which was not. The “ Athenæum" the misty conceptions of the people on subjects of a says: “But this use of a wrong title was not Singer's psychological nature, to elevate their standard of chief mistake ; for the work which he dignified judgment as to works of pure literature, to enlighten with the poet's name, and which has borne it ever their appreciation of modern history and poetry, and since, was not the book referred to in “Much Ado.' rectify their crude judgments of popular fiction, it And thereby bangs a curious tale. While the false is impossible to realize-so steady, faithful and un- 'Shakspeare's Jest-Book' was coming out from the pretending have been his efforts and his influence. Chiswick Press, the Rev. J. J. Conybeare, poking
“ No Ainerican critic gives so complete and just among the rubbish of a book-stall, happened to an idea of the book he reviews, go full a description pick up an old volume with a thick binding of of its object, traits, and tendencies; no one is so pasted leaves ; which binding of pasted leaves, on utterly free from partisan bias, or throws himself being wetted and parted. was found to contaiv porso heartily into the author's sentiment or science, tions of a true and genuine, but undated, copy of in order to reproduce their essential spirit and vital · The Hundred Merry Tales.' Many pages were significance. A rare and precious volume might damaged ; but, as luck would have it, more than be compiled from the columns of "The Tribune' one copy of the old chap-book, in the humor of wherein he has so freely and discriminately uttered which Queen Bess delighted, had been used by the his more elaborate commentaries on current and binder, so that some pages were found twice open, standard literature.
MAY 1, 1866.
They may poet.
A copy was put together from these pieces, with The Poet CowPER.—There has lately been adversome few breaks and slips, and the large fragment, tised, in a London paper, to be sold to the highest so oddly recovered, was given to literature by Singer bidder, an "authentic relic of the Poet Cowper." from the Chiswick Press. From that day there has It is the identical chest of drawers immortalized in been no doubt as to what book was meant by Bea- the Poem of “The Retired Cat.” By the way, it trice." A new edition, with introduction and notes may be news to some admirers of the poet that by Dr. Herman Oesterley, has just been published he always pronounced his name as if the spellin London, more complete than the first, fronu a ing were Cooper, and his last biographer did the unique perfect copy, printed in 1526, and discov- same, for we have seen a letter of his in which oc. ered by him in the library of the University of curs the sentence, “Here I am at Bristol, having Göttingen.
been Cooperizing [i. e., collecting materials for his MARY, QUEEN OP Scots. —The questio verata of Mary edition of Cow per] all the way down from Keswick.” Stuart's complicity in the murder of Lord Darnley, The OLDEST MAPS OF AMERICA.- At a recent pubher second husband, is again discussed in a volume lic meeting, in Burlington House, London, of the by Alexander McNeel-Caird, just published in Royal Society and its guests, were exhibited facEdinburgh, entitled “ Mary Stuart, her Guilt or Inno. similes of the two oldest maps of America hitherto cence: an Inquiry into the Secret History of her known, their dates being 1527 and 1529, respectTimes.” Mr. Caird thinks her innocept, but his ively. These have just been published, with a evidence is vague and inconclusive. One singular large book, in which they are discussed and elucifact he states is the following:
dated by J. G. Kohl, the well-known traveller ; * There is a notable gap in the documents at the they will surprise all who examine them by the State Paper Office of the time of Daruley's murder. large number of places on the east and west coasts For a month before, and almost a month after it, of America which were then named and laid down. the reports of the English agents at Edinburgh have The originals of these maps are in the Grand-Ducal disappeared. These had hitherto been constant and Library at Weimar, in which city Mr. Kohl's book copious, with the minutest information of everything was published. that went on. The communications on this subject
OBITUARY.—Among the recent dead are the followmust have been numerous and important; how
ing: much so we can judge from their graphic fulness
Mr. Buchanan, father of Robert Buchanan, the of detail at the time of Riccio's death. have been taken out to form a special collection;
F. W. Fairholt, artist, antiquarian, and author. and if so, their discovery will some day tell the
Rev. John Keble, author of " The Christian Year," whole of this horrid tale in its naked and minutest the profits of which small volume of poetry reparticulars. But what if they touched some great paired, almost rebuilt, the parish church at Hurspersonage ?"
ley, where he officiated as pastor. (It ran through ORIGIN OF “ Pickwick.”_In the “ London Athe- fifty-seven editions.) næum” is a letter from R. Seymour, son of the Mr. George Rennie, the eminent engineer, who artist who supplied the sketches for the first constructed the Namur and Liège Railway, and number of “Pickwick.” It is a propos of the issue, wrote several important works on engineering by Mr. Bohn, of a new edition of “Seymour's science. Sketches," which, the younger Seymour says, imperfectly show the varied ability of the father. In this
PERIODICALS. letter it is claimed that the idea and title of “The Bibliotheca Sacra. April. Pickwick Club" were the elder Seymour's, whose History avd Theology of the Reformed Protestant plan was to give the adventures of a club of cockney Dutch Church (Elbert S. Porter, D. D.). — Our sportsmen; that he showed it to two London pub- Place in History (Rev. J. Seelye).—The Study of lishers, first to Mr. McLean and then to Mr. Spooner; English Literature (Rev. R. P. Dunn).—The Cathothat the latter had some idea of publishing it, and lic Apostolic Church (Rev. W. W. Andrews).wished Theodore Hook to write the letter-press; Brücke's Physiology of Speech (Prof. L. R. Packthat the first four plates were etched before the ard).-Regeneration-the work of God (Rev. A. work was mentioned by Seymour, and that they Phelps).-Martyrdom, in the Apocalypse (the late were afterwards retouched and modified in some Rev. B. F. Hosford).- Notices of Recent German degree to meet Mr. Dickens' views, and that, for Publications.- Notices of Recent Publications. Bosthe benefit of his mother and family, the younger ton : Draper & Halliday. Seymour will immediately issue a complete edition Hours at Home. May. of his father's works, consisting of one hundred and
How Old is Man? (J.P. Thompson, D.D.).—Notes eighty engravings, and a full account of the origin on the Battle of Gettysburg (W. Swinton). -Kapioof the " Pickwick Papers.”
lani, the Heroine of Hawaii (R. Anderson, D.D.). Miss BRADDON, THE Novelist.-A uniform library -The Lessons of the United States to Europe (Prof. edition, revised and corrected, of this lady's very E. Laboulaye).—The Little Preacher.-Influence of Sensational povels, is announced in London. the Reformation on the Scottish Character (J. A.
Mr. BENTLEY, who lately purchased and now pub- Froude).-A Visit to the English Universities (Prof. lishes "Temple Bar,” has been put into Chancery J. M. Hoppin).—The Zambesi Expedition (The Ediby Mr. W. H. Ainsworth, the novelist. It seems tor). — The Lady of Fernwood.- Midnight on Mansthat when “Bentley's Miscellany” was sold to Mr. field Mountain (W. R. Huntington, D. D.).—The Ainsworth, a condition was that, under a heavy Decline of Solomon and its Causes (Rev. Dr. A. P. penalty, neither Mr. Bentley nor his sons were to own Stanley). - Italy (Prof. W. Wells). — The Way or publish a magazine, except with Mr. Ainsworth's Home.-Jane Gurley's Story (Miss E. S. Phelps). permission, which was not granted in this case.
The City of the Silent (Dr. A. Peters). New York: The decision of the Vice-Chancellor was that Mr. C. Scribner & Co. Bentley, if he continued to publish “Temple Bar,” | The Catholic World. May. should account for the sales and profits until the Problems of the Age.-Glastonbury Abbey, Past question of law between himself and Mr. Ainsworth and Present: the Rise of the Benedictines.-Saints had been duly disposed of by a regular nisi prius of the Desert.-Christine: a Troubadour's Song:trial.
Jenifer's Prayer.-A Pretended Dervish in Turke
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stan.-Mater Divinæ Gratiæ.–Pamphlets on the The State of our Rubrics, as bearing upon new DeEirenicon.-Curiosities of Animal Life.--Poor and velopments in Ritualism.-The Church : PuritanRich.-All Hallow Eve; or, The Test of Futurity.- ism: The Freedmen.-Schweinitz on the Moravian Requiem Æternam.—Tinted Sketches in Madeira.- Episcopate. - The General Convention of 1865.The Catholic Publication Society.—New Publica- Notices of Books.- Ecclesiastical Register. New tions. New York: Lawrence Kehoe. .
York: N. S. Richardson. Harper's New Monthly Magazine, May.
Atlantic Monthly. May. Galena and its Lead Mines.-The Yosemite Val
The Harmonists. — Abraham Davenport (J. G. ley (T. L. Wiseley).—Livingston's Last African Whittier).- Last Days of Walter Savage Landor: II. Expedition (A. H. Guernsey).-Cast Away.—The (Miss Kate Field).-To-Morrow (H. W. Longfellow). Flag that Talks (Charles Landor).—Armadale (Wil Doctor Johns : XVI. (D. G. Mitchell).-Passages kie Collins).–Tom Lodowne.—Marriage à la Mode.. from Hawthorne's Note-Book: v.-The Fenian Idea The American People Starved and Poisoned (Miss (Frances Power Cobbe).—The Chimney-Corner for C. E. Beecher).-Queen's Good Work.---Kate.-The 1866: V. (Mrs. H. B. Stowe).-Edwin Booth (E. C. Voices of the Night.-Longwood.- Editor's Easy Stedman).
Among the Laurels (Mrs. Akers) Chair.—Monthly Record of Current Events.—Edi- Griffith Gaunt; or, Jealousy: VI. (C. Reade). — tor's Drawer. New York: Harper & Brothers. What Will it Cost Us? (E. H. Derby).--MephistoAmerican Quarterly Church Review and Ecclesiasti- phelean (C. J. Sprague). — Mr. Hosea Biglow's cal Register. April.
Speech at March Meeting (J. R. Lowell).-Question Priest, Altar, and Sacrifice.-Who were the Early of Monuments (W. D. Howells). -Reviews and Settlers of Maryland ?---Dr. Beardsley's History.- Literary Notices. Boston: Ticknor & Fields.
laws and the general policy of laws of usury are The Sexagenary: or, Reminiscences of the American discussed. The book is not, strictly speaking, a Revolution. pp. iv., 234.
professional treatise solely for the legal fraternity, A Historical Inquiry concerning Henry Hudson, his and to serve also as an introduction to the detailed
but seems intended rather for the general reader, Friends, Relatives, and Early Life, his Connection with the Muscory Company and
Discovery of Dela- legal study of the subject. ware Bay. By John Meredith Read, Jr. pp. vi., A Summary of the Law of Marine, Fire, and Life In209.
surance, with Practical Forms, Modern Cases, and These are both published by Mr. J. Munsell, Al Computing Rules. Designed for the Guidance of bany, and they surpass in style, if possible, Mr. Insurance Companies and the Convenience of Munsell's previous efforts. Paper, presswork, and the Legal Profession. By Charles C. Bonney. typography are of the very first class, and the ap pp. xxi., 273. Chicago: E. B. Myers & Chanpearance of the volumes is creditable not only to dler. the publisher but to the book-making art of the Mr. Bonney's title properly describes the general country. The contents, too, of the volumes, which character of his work. As a manual for officers and are of an antiquarian and historical character, are agents engaged in the actual business of insurance, no less attractive than their externals. One of it will be found convenient and serviceable. The them is a painstaking effort to gather together all plan of the author is to state general principles in we know of Henry Hudson. It is a contribution to a series of propositions, and refer to, without quoting our early history which will be relished by students at length, the cases by which the proposition is in that department. The work first named is a re- sustained. While it cannot with the legal profession publication of one which has long been out of print. take the place of the valuable treatises existing It was undertaken originally at the suggestion of on the subject, it may nevertheless serve the purpose De Witt Clinton, whose family manuscripts, as well of a ready reference book, which in many matters as those of General Van Schaick, were placed at the of current practice may render further examination disposal of the author. Both volumes are appro- unnecessary. A very full collection of appropriate priate contributions to the rare, curious, and forins is given in Marine, Life, and Accident Insuelegantly printed series of antiquarian works which rance, together with the Ansell computing rules. Mr. Munsell is issuing.
Bracton and his Relation to the Roman Law. By
Carl Güterbook, Professor of Law he Univer
sity of Koenigsberg. Translated by Brinton Coxe. The History of Usury from the Earliest Period to the 8vo. pp. x., 182. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott
Present Time, together with a Brief Statement of & Co.
race and profession to the sources of English law. Mr. Murray's first chapter presents a brief sketch They seem to be especially attracted in this direcof the history of usury among the Jews, Greeks, and tion by the consideration that in England, if a dy Romans. The development of the doctrine in England where in Europe, is to be found an independ gent from the period of Alfred to the present time is then self-developed system of jurisprudence. Protected traced, followed by an outline of the subject in the by their insular situation and insular prejudices Colonies and States of this country. The law of from the overshadowing influence of the civil law each State is referred to, and in the two concluding which pervaded the Continent, the English have chapters the principles governing the conflict of the been enabled more than any other modern nation