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JAN. 16, 1867.
JUST PUBLISHED BY
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A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF PARTNERSHIP. By THEOPHILUS PAR .
sons, LL. D., Dane Professor of Law in Harvard University at Cambridge. 8vo., 707 pp. Law Sheep.
The plan of this treatise is similar to that followed by the author in his previous works, and may be brietly described in his own language:
“In the text, I state the law as clearly and as succinctly as I can, enlarging upon the reasons and principles involved when I treat of questions more than usually important, dificult, or uncertain. In the notes, I give all that the complete library of this Law School could supply me with, of authorities needed to verify the law as stated, or exhibit the qualifications or modifications to which it is subject, and enable an inquirer, with a library at conimand, to make a thorough investigation of any question. The great and still growing increase in the number of reports makes it very difficult for any individual to have a full collection of them, and leads me to believe that a work intended on the one hand to supply on its specific subjects the want of a library so far as any single work can hope to do this, and on the other, to facilitate the use of a complete library for those who have access to one, will be found useful to students and practitioners."
COMMENTARIES ON EQUITY JURISPRUDENCE, as administered in
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Professor of Theology at Heidelberg. Translated from the German, with Introduction and Notes, by W. H. FURNESS, D. D. 2 vols.
Number Two (Jan. 1867) of the first volume of the new legal quarterly, THE AMERICAN LAW REVIEW, is now ready.
CONTENTS. I. Wallace's Reports.
VI. Digest of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the [.. II. Theories of Reconstruction.
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IX. List of Law Books published in England and America V. Digest of Cases in the English Law Reports for the months
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OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE. | personality. It is a satire of Paris and its more
PARI8, December 7, 1866. prominent people. It is very amusing, eren when it Gavarni is dead. Whatever superficial con- outrages decency. Mary of the principal personal temporaries may think (they are prone to under- attacks are made so transparently the victim canrate genius which conveys its teachings in smiles, pot be mistaken; others are more closely reiled. A forgetting Horace is as immortal as Homer), poster- great many “keys" are in circulation to the perity will respect Gavarpi as one of the great geniuses 'sons designated. The author vehemently protests of the 19th century. As a writer, he is unequalled against all of them, declaring that where he painted in his way, and this way is not distant from La an individual he binted in po obscure terms his Rochefoucauld. The legends of Gavarni's pictures name, and where he mentions no pame the charare the composition of a consummate master of the acter is made of traits gleaned from a dozen indipen. Here are examples : “ A parchinent, a sword, viduals. 20,000 copies of the first editiou Were a bubble; the vobility of day before yesterday, of sold four days after the book appeared ; the thin yesterday, of to-day.” “You lie, child, for glut- edition has already been issued; it is larger than tony; you lie, young man, for love ; you lie, man, its predecessors, and more personal. The persons for pride; you lie, graybeard, for hypocrisy-lying attacked reply with great vehemence, and M. and stupid race ! As if one could procure neither Veuillot is particularly happy in his replies. apples, women, and fame in this world nor rest One cannot but admire the magnificent publiin the next without deceiving one's neighbor !" cations which have issued, or are issuing, or are Would you have authority to confirm my asser- about to issue from the French press. Our pobtion ? M. Sainte-Beuve has declared him to be an lishers know there is little pecuniary profit from incomparable writer. Guillaume Sulpita Cheva- these great works ; they make the adventure for lier was born in Paris, in 1802. But Burgundy honor's sake. Look at the noble collections of claims him for one of her children, as both his memoirs edited by Guizot, Petilot, Baudouin, parents were of that province, and only recently Michaud and Poujoulat, Buchon, Panckoucke's established in Paris when he was born. He was collection of the Latin classics, Gallia Christiana, educated to embrace at pleasure the profession of the Acta Sanctorum, M. Paris's edition of the Litearchitecture or civil engineering. He selected the rary History of France, Biographical Dictionaries latter, and in his 20th year was appointed to a Ducange's and Stephens's Dictionaries, and many surveyor's place, in the Land Valuation Office. another work whose like we have vothing to conTarbes was assigned him as his residence. The pare with. I sometimes wonder a noble pride picturesque scenes around him, and the gaudy does not incite our wealthiest publishers to bring costumes of those frontier counties challenged his out some work which will vot prove pecuniarily pencil during the idle hours of office. While spend profitable, but which will give their name immortaling the evening in friend's house the postman 'ity. Why can they not bring out a great biographibrought the last magazine of the fashions which cal dictionary in 80 or 100 volumes, or collect all the had appeared in Paris. The ladies examined it. standard memoirs relating to English history, or Young Chevalier ridiculed the costumes given (the even relating to the history of the English Reroluseason was the eve of carnival), which the ladies tion? These memoirs abound, but they cannot easily thought beautiful, and the discussion ended by be collected unless one is very wealthy. I was led daring him to do better. He took a box of water to these reflections by the efforts which J. Carcolors, and in a few moments tossed off two cos- nandet and A. Arcelin (aided by M. Techener, tumes which are now everywhere celebrated : Le the publisher) are making to publish a complete Debardeur and Le Titi. The ladies begged him to collection of all Papal Bulls relating to France. allow them to send the new costumes to their Efforts have been made (and it is greatly to be magazine. The return mail offered liberal com- regretted they have failed) to publish a complete pensation to the author; other periodicals and collection of Papal Bulls, which should form for theatre managers appealed to the young surveyor the history of the Church of Rome a collection of to contribute to them. He threw the theodolite and documentary evidence as valuable as the Statutes chain aside, and came up to Paris. He at once be- at Large are for English history. It is hoped the came the vogue. He had signed none of his con- efforts of these gentlemen, directed to a narrower tributions. When a picture dealer, who bought field, may be successful. They entertain little his water-color drawings, insisted upon the draw- doubt of it. The work will appear in 15 quarto ing bearing the author's name, he wrote Gavarni, vols. There is some question of the publication of the name of several beautiful scenes in the neigh- an immense encyclopædia, on the plan of that borhood of Tarbes. The pseudonym became famous. 'which the late M. Duveyrier was to edit; some Space would fail me were I to attempt to pursue his banker is to furnish the money, and M. Laurent long career. He suddenly deserted art about 1856. Pichat is to be the editor. It still seems quite As long ago as 1846 he had become fascinated by vague. .. The books for Christmas and Nex mathematical studies. They continually took a Year's presents have begun to appear. Every larger share of his mind, and at last engrossed it to season they improve, and while there is still a the exclusion of all things else. He contemplated / great deal of trash offered, there is no comparison nothing less than a radical revolution in arithmetic. between the works on sale now and those on sale He looked with contempt upou his works of art as a very few years ago. It is especially in illustrate! a tribute wrung from him by poverty to the detri- works the advance has been most marked. The ment of noble labor. So absorbed was he by mathe-wood-cuts from drawings, by Messrs. Gustave Doré matical studies he refused to leave the honse to Fragonard, Yanc. Dargent, Foulquier, etc., are altake exercise. This constant application and seden- inost perfection. The French are beginning to tary life wore life away. It had besides received a learn how to write children's books, so, instead of heavy blow by the destruction of his house and the miserable trash formerly seen everywhere, at garden, which he had spent years in adorning, and the approach of the New Year, we find excellent to which he was ardentiy attached by those tender works which adults may read with pleasure and souvenirs which make life. He was buried quite profit. Messrs. Hachette & Co. and M. Hetzel sre privately in the graveyard of Auteuil.
the chief authors of this great reform. I notice M. Louis Veuillot lias startled Paris by a book among the gift-books not only M. G. Doré's es. written with great power, greater coarseness, great cellent edition of “ La Fontaine," but L. Simoniu's
FEB. 1, 1967.
“Subterranean Life, or Mines and Miners ;" Miche- ' his truth: he offers his Memoirs to the public. Jet's “Birds ;” de Sauley's “ Last Days of Jeru- They will contain twelve volumes. The uncertainty salem ;" L. Figuier's “Insects ;' Maurice Sand's of life or death at his age forbids him to present "World of Butterflies,” with a preface by his the whole subscription of twelve volumes. He will mother, George Sand; Victor Meunier's “ Api- content himself at first with offering four volumes mals which undergo Metamorphosis ;" S. H. Ber- ready for the subscription; in this way nobody thoud's “ Mind of Birds," all properly illustrated. will risk in entering engagements for that which One of our book shops has in its windows the works he will not receive. The price of these four volof Alfred de Musset, 10 vols. 4to., splendidly bound, umes is 40f. This price is explained and justified price 950f.; G. Doré's Bible, magnificently bound, by the exceptional nature of this friendly subscrip2000.; the edition of 1799 of Virgil, with all the tion and by the splendor of the printing." incomplete lives, completed by the late M. Mergord, I may mention among the more recent publi. with a manuscript and autograph preface of 8 pp. by cations, E. Boutaric's " Essay on the Character and him, price 1500f., and Beuchot’s Voltaire, price Personal Policy of Louis XV.;" Gus. Brunet's“ Iina2500f., while Messrs. V. Masson & Son offer the ginary Printers and Fictitious (supposés) Publishers, edition of the "Imitation of Christ,” published by with some Researches upon Works printed with the Imperial printing office for the exhibition of 1855, Fictitious (fictires) Indications of Places or with one folio vol. of 872 pp. for only $1000 in gold; avd Singular Dates;" A. Delesse's "Procédé Mécanique M. Cormer has on sale Michel de Marillac's trans- to determine the Composition of Rocks:" P. Duchlation of the Imitation for 776f., and Queen Anne de artre's “Elements of Botany;" F. Grandi's“ Les NouBretagne's “Livre d'Heures” for 1250f.
veautés de la Gastronomie Princièse;" Jules LaM. Victor Cousin has quitted Paris for Pau, barte's “ History of the Industrial Arts in the Middle taking with him, it is said, the proof-sheets of a Ages ;" J. B. Lacour's "God and Creation;" Dr. E. general history of philosophy, which will be pub- Lancereaux's “ Historical and Practical Treatise on lished in the spring. . . The “ Revue Française" Syphilis ;" Le Roux de Lincy's “ Researches about announces it suspends its publication for two Jean Grollier's Life Library,” together with a catamonths. · · Messrs. Hachette & Co. have spent logue of the books which belonged to him; Abbé T. $3000 on their case for the great exhibition. M. Perdeau's“ Death of the Just in the different Stations Mame's case has cost him the same amount of of Christian Life ;'' E. E. Regvault's “ Treatise on money; among the works the latter will exhibit, Topography and Geodesy especially applied to are Doré's Bible, and a volume entitled “ Les Jar- Forests;" Capt. Bruck’s “ Manifeste du Magnetisme dins;'' it is still in press, and the last sheet will not du Globe et de l'Humanité, or a Succinct Synopsis be struck off until just before the exhibition opens. of Terrestrial Magnetism and its Influence on The most celebrated landscape artists of France, Human Destinies ;' H. Ribadien's “ History of the such as Anastasi, D'Aubigny, Français, Corot, etc., Conquest of La Guyenne by the French ;' V. Chauhave drawn the most beautiful gardens in the world vin's “ History of the Lycées and Colleges of Paris ;" for this book, which will be transferred to wood by Chant's “ Chretiens" (Protestant; published by M. our best engravers. The book is not a speculation. Meyrueis); J. A. Clamart's “ Sixty Years of HuntIt is a hobby with M. Mame, undertaken to let the ing;" E. Boutaric's “Unpublished Secret Corresworld see what he can do. It is all for honor; pondence of Louis XV.;" H. Jaquemet's profit has no share in the enterprise. . . The new Hôpitaux et des Hospices--Conditions Hospitals Paris Museum, which is organizing in the hotel and alms-houses should fulfil so far as public Carnavalet, will be formed of all the old charters health and interests are concerned ;" Dr. Lacorand maps of old Paris; of plans in relief of razed biere's “ Treatise on Cold, its Action and Adminismonuments; of drawings and paintings represent-tration intus et extra, in Hygiene, Medicine, and ing streets, monuments, public festivals, etc.; of Surgery;" the third volume of Count de Montalemplans of the public works executed in Paris bert’s “Monks of the West” (the fourth and fifth are arranged by centuries in chronological order; of announced as in press and will shortly appear); this moneys, medals, etc., found in excavations or in volume is very curious—it is devoted to the conthe bed of the Seine ; of works of marble, iron, version of Great Britain ; Capefigue's “ Les Derniers bronze, etc., found in Paris; and of sketches of all Jours de Trianon, the Duchess Gabrielle de Polignac the paintings and sculpture executed in public and the Female Friends of France (Marie Antoibuildings by order of the muvicipal authorities. . . nette);” Dr. Druhen's "Du Tabac; the influence of Messrs. Théophile Gautier and Arsène Houssage tobacco on the lealth and on the intellectual and have been made members of the Academy of St. moral faculties;" L. Jousserandot's “Modern CiviliPetersburg and commanders of the order of St. zation ;' T. de Croze's “ Les Guises, Les Valois, et Stanislas. . . Dr. Lasegne, son-in-law of the late Philippe II.” (as shown by the unpublished corresM. Perrotin, de Beranger's publisher, has been pondence of the Princes of the House of Lorraine); appointed Professor of General Pathology in the A. Sayous's “ Principes de Litterature," advice to a Paris Medical School in the place of Dr. Andral. mother on the literary education of her children; Molière’s “ Tartuffe,” translated for the first time into Beaufort's Dissertation on the “ Uncertainty of the Flemish, has been played at Ghent, and is now play. Five First Centuries of Roman History" (a reprint ing at Brussels. . . M. Alex. Dumas makes this of this famous and most rare work); there is a announcement in his newspaper, “Le Mousquetaire." rumor we are to bave a reprint of his other work, He offers to send to all subscribers to his paper the “ Roman Republic, or General Plan of the those of his novels which are given as premiums Ancient Government of Rome,” which, S. de Sacy with his autograph on the title-page. He has re- says, “is perhaps the best, the clearest, the most ceived 3000 demands, and says he dispatches 300 agreeable to read, and the most substantial work volumes a day. At first he feared the post-office in existence on this subject. I know no work betwould object to this autograph on books sent through ter suited with youth to give it a just idea of the the mail. The postmaster-general replied: “Un- institutions of this famous republic.” Prof. A. questionably. It is only fair genius should have Blot is the editor of the first-inentioned reprint, and the same privilege as a postage-stamp.” . . Poor M. contemplates bringing out the last work; Mme. de Lamartine is likewise presenting is a sad specta- Michelet's “Mémoires d'Une Enfant,” the autobiocle again. Here is liis last advertisement : “ Before graphy of her childhood, and Theo. Gautier's “St. dying, M. de Lamartine desires to self-survive in Petersburg."
FEB. 1, 1867.
The city of Edehmiadzin, in Great Armenia, con NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. tains a magnificent library of 3000 Armenian MSS., THE DIAMOND DICKENS.—This enterprise has been which hitherto have been almost lost to the learned inaugurated by Messrs. Ticknor & Fields, with the world. Few scholars knew of their existence. publication of the “Pickwick Papers,” the first A catalogue of the library has just been printed. volume of the series. This was issued on the 26th It throws immense light on the religious and politi- of January, and has made a most favorable incal history of Central Asia. It reveals the ex- pression. The type is clear, and is easy reading istence of works which the fathers of the church even to eyes not comparatively strong, while the knew nothing about, and published fragments size of the volume is such as to make it conte. of Diodorus of Sicily and of Aristotle. The Arme- nient and portable. The edition is to be issued in nian Patriarch gives notice in the preface of the two forms, illustrated and plain. The illustrations, catalogue that these MSS. will not only he communi- sixteen in number, are very happy conceptions of cated to students, but copies made and sent to all the time-honored characters in “ Pickwick." They persons who will pay the scrivener's charges... “Le exemplify well the originality and power of depiciFigaro" gives its leading writers $5000 a year; they ing character possessed by Mr. Eytinge, the artist. write two or three articles a week... A French The “Diamond” series which Messrs. Ticknor & literary man was recently dunned to death by a Fields have thus begun with Tennyson and creditor; at last the former wrote to the latter : Dickens, bids fair to be a success, as was their “ Dear Sir: you overwhelm me with letters and “ Blue and Gold” series, commenced ten years you expect me to reply to them. It is true I owe since. Both series were begun by the publication you money, but I live by my pen. If I had written of Tennysov's poems. to a newspaper on any subject the letters I have written to you, and had received only 5 sous a line
T. B. Peterson & BROTHERS, of this city, publish, for them, I should have paid you three times the February 1, a new vational edition of Charles amount of your debt.” : . The French Comedy bound in cloth, for the low price of $20. This will
Dickens' Works, in seven large octavo volumes, has received M. Ponsard's “Galilée," a three-act drama in verse. . . The Prince de Ligne will con- Charles Dickens published in the world, all his
probably be the cheapest edition of the works of tribute a great curiosity to the exhibition. It is book which is neither manuscript nor printed; it writings being contained in seven large octaro is made of characters cut with scissors in the most volumes, with a portrait and other illustratious, delicate and adroit manner and placed in lines of and making nearly six thousand very large doublemathematical exactness. In 1640 Rodolf II., Empe
It will possess the combined ror of Germany, offered 11,000 ducats for it. No advantages of comfort in reading, convenience in thing is know u of its history. . . M. Alex. Dumas, handling, and remarkable cheapness. Sr., says : One day Lamartine asked me to what I MURPHY & Co., Baltimore, have in press, and attributed the immense success of his history of will publish early in February, in a neat volume, the Girondins. I replied : “ Because you rose to “A Manual of the History of the Popes from the height of a novel.” He reflected solue time, and St. Peter to Pius IX." at last agreed with me. . . M. Viennet one day
Literary Success. —Notwithstanding the general said at dinner, in speaking of M. de Lamartine, dulness which has characterized the past fest “ He is a coxcomb who thinks himself the first months, a few literary ventures have proved suepolitical man of his epoch, and who is not even the cessful. “Sunnybank,” by the popular authoress first poet.” Mme. de Girardin, who was present Marion Harland, published some six weeks since and at the further end of the table, exclaimed in a by Sheldon & Co., has already had a sale of twelve loud voice : " At all events he is not the last-that thousand copies. place is filled !" .. A lady was recently asked which of the brothers de Goncourt she liked best; she commerce,” who is one of the ablest editors of the
W. L. Stone, Esq., of the New York “Journal of replied: “When I am talking with Jules I prefer United States, delivered a lecture before the Edmond ; when I am talking with Edmond I prefer Jules.” . . M. A. de Pontmartin has written a touch. Young Men's Christian Association of New York, ing notice of the late M. J. D'Ortigues, whose death I
before a large audience, upon
- The Early Newspa. briefly recorded in a recent letter.' I quote one per Press of New York and Boston,” which is highly paragraplı from it : “ D'Ortigues remained, despite spoken of by those who heard it. The subject is everything, L'Amennais's faithful friend. It was,
an interesting one, and the lecturer is thorough:v during the years which lay between Les Paroles d'un qualified to handle it with point and rigor. so Croyant and life's last hour, a mournful and touch- great a number of people are now connected more ing sight to see this thin old man, dressed in black, or less intimately with the press, and curiosity with bowed back, bilious complexion, eyes injected respecting it is so general among those who are with hatred, too discontented with himself to like not, that a sketch of its early history should afford to think or to speak, come to enjoy a few hours of
a generally attractive as well as very gratifying unreproved refuge and innocent amusement in evening's entertainment. Mr. Stone's lecture should d'Ortignes's house, where he was greeted with re- prove popular wherever it is heard, and we are glad spectful pity. Every care was taken to make him
to learn that he is likely to lecture in this city on comfortable by this peaceful heart and at this lios
the early newspapers of Philadelphia. pitable table, and to prevent any imprudent or too
“ London Society.”—This highly popular English sincere word from opening his wounds, and to magazine will hereafter be issued in this country secure for him the game of chess which protected by Hurd & Houghton, from duplicates of the him from the glances of the inquisitive and from English plates, and will be an exact copy of the the conversation of chatterboxes." God bless those original. The programme for the present year pregood Samaritans who pour oil and bind up with sents a body of rich and diversified contents. unen the wounds of those who are the victims of Arctic ExpLORATION.-Hurd & Hongbton, Ver life's casualties. . . . It is wonderful how quickly York, announce “The Open Polar Sea," by Dr. works find their way to the second land book. Hayes, who claims to have “succeeded in plan:1:5 boxes on the quays.
I saw in them yesterday a the American flag upon land, discovered by himcopy of Doesticks' works! Who had thought books self, wearer to the North Pole than any other known like flowers' pollen were blown about the world, land on the globe, pushing his observations as far fructifying the places where they alight! G. S.