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with his experience; but he in no wise changed the / sonal narratives, contributed by zealous believer, original style, or added anything to the manuscript and full accounts of the different manifestations except the description of La Vendée." . , It is now which have takeu place in the United States sinie said Baron de Barante's memoirs will be published the first appearance of the Fox girls. Miss Harnext year. . . M. Ernest Renan recommends the dinge has finished her public engagement at Dodia new translation of the Bible by the Protestant worth Hall, and after a short tarry in the West will clergymen, as the best in the French langage. return to England to complete her book. M. Victor Cousin's estate is said to annount to $300.000. Nothing certain is known of the pro- London, announces Willis's Poems, with a memoir,
N. P. Willis.—We notice that Mr. Routledge, of visions of his will. It is said he leaves a sister in the whole making a half-crown volume. great poverty and quite old. I decline crediting this last assertion until it is supported by better
OBITUARY.-Mr. Charles F. Browne, generally evidence than mere rumor.
G. S. known by his nom de plume “Artemus Ward," diel
at Southampton, in the South of England, on the 6th NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS.
of March, aged 33. He was a native of Maine, and MR. Childs, Publisher, Philadelphia, being about started into active life as compositor on a country relinquishing the book business, offers for sale his newspaper, in which calling he soon became experi. stereotype plates. Lossing's “ Ilustrated listory At the age of fifteen his writings for newspapers of the Rebellion” offers great inducements to pub- commenced, but, as might be anticipated, were of lishers.
small account. Going to the West, he became a NatuANIEL HAWTHORNE.—On dit that the Life reporter on a daily paper there, and in the “Clereand Correspoudence of the late Nathaniel Haw- lavd Plaindealer" commenced the eccentric sketches thorne is to be prepared by Mr. William B. Pike, of by “ Artemus Ward, Showman." Although very Bradford, Mass., who was with Mr. H. in the Custom hastily written, and elaborately mispelled, they at. House at Salem, where was written the “ House tracted so much attention that their anthor was with the Seven Galles."
invited to join the staff of “ Vanity Fair," by far The “ Boston Gazette” says: Mr. B. P. Shilla. the ablest and most long-lived of the comic and ber, who for so many years was the associate editor satirical papers ever published in New York. This with W. W. Clapp, Esq., in the editorship of the connection continued for over three years, and, in “ Evening Gazette," and whose piquant sayings as the mean time, Mr. Browne started as a lecturer in Mrs. Partington, humorous sketches, and graceful this capacity he was very popular, and circulated poetry added so much to the attractiveness of the largely through the East, North, and West. He paper, has now a prominent position in the pub- went to California, returning riu Utah in 1864, and lishing house of Elliott, Thomes & Talbot, proprie- hence originated his latest and best lecture, ou ile tors of the Flag of our Union," American
Mormons, with characteristic illustrations. This Union,” &c.
proved a source of great profit to bim, and, after a The “Tribune” notices a most extraordinary and towns in the Union, he went to London, where
very successful tour throughout the principal cities series of essays which are now publishing in the his book had been republished and his name and " London Reader," setting forth the most impious particular talent as a humorist already known. He blasphemy in singularly polished language, and arrived there in last June, but his consumptise purporting to be Papers of a Suicide." The second of the series, termed "A Religious and Auto- admitted into the charmed circle of contributors to
tendency had already developed itselt. He was biographical Romance"-reviving, in language that reminds one rather vividly of one of the choruses humor of his previous writings. Next, he gave his
Punch,” but his articles lacked the spirit anel in Mr. Swinburne's “ Atalanta," where the maidens Mormon lecture in London, and literally " took the address “that Supreme evil God"--one of the most curious and most utterly obsolete dreams of the city by storin," so well adapted was his manger to
his matter. oppressed Gnostic imagination. There is a hint
Three months at this, however, was that the papers are partly, if not altogether, dra- platform. He went to Jersey for a short time, but
too much for hiin, and he had to retire from the matic, and that they are supposed to be written by not getting better, returned to Southampton, a port a man with a germ of insanity in his blood--but from which he expected to sail for New York. He still this hypothesis would scarcely be resorted to, was too far gone to attempt this, and was made to give color of probability to a very strange form of evil dream, were there not a wish on the part of aware, by the middle of February, that his recorery the writer to revive that intellectual nightmare of him in his last days, and his funeral, which was
was hopeless. His English friends did not neglect an age of modern faith and unbelief. The Gnostic almost a public ono, was attended by many, 1107 of fancy to which we refer was, that the Jewish his own country, who sincerely mourned his loss. Scriptures were inspired by an interior, and, to some extent, incapable God-the dimiurgos, as the Gould & LINCOLN, Boston, announce that the Gnostics called him-who was the instrument, in- “Annual of Scientific Discovery," which for sixteen deed, of creating the earth, and of governing it years regularly appeared, but, for reasons before when created, but whose power was altogether indicated to the trade, the issue of which for 1000 livnited by the matter with which he had to strug. was necessarily deferred, will be published on er gle in the task.
about the 10th of March. Mr. Wells being preMr. H. N. Magoire, formerly editor of the vented from attending to the preparation of the “Gentile” paper called the “Valley Tau," in Salt volume, the publishers have secured the services Lake City, and late of the “ Helena (Montana) Ga- of Dr. Samuel Kneeland, connected with the Massazette,” is writing a work entitled "Settlements of chusetts Institute of Technology. The present the Rocky Mountains.” It will appear in two
volume will enbrace two years (1866 and 1807); volumes.
bringing up the progress of science to the latest Emma Hardinge, long known as a "medium" dates, and will contain near 400 pages. and lecturer on spiritualism, is preparing a “ His Mr. ARTHUR J. Peabody, nephew of George Pes. tory of Spiritualism in America,” which will be body, the philanthropic banker, has become assopublished in two volumes. She has collected a ciated, as a member, with the firm of Charles Serib. vast amount of curious material, including per- i ner & Co., New York.
MAR. 15, 1867.
it , of this valuable work is now completed, and the ble instances, to convey the author's meaning, but sheets are in the hands of the binder. It consists' omits nearly forty pages of the original German of 560 pages, octavo size, and will make a volume edition, printed at Berlin in 1800. The new and about the size of Webster's Counting-House Dic-correct edition will be in an octavo volume, on tionary. The book comprises : A Dictionary of the tinted paper, with a portrait of Madame Riedesel, Hawaiian Language, with English definitions (about engraved expressly for the edition, an engraving of 15,500 Hawaiian words have been collected and / Smith's House, in which Gen. Frazer died, attended rendered into English); a vocabulary of the more by Mrs. Riedesel, sketched on the spot in 1818 by common English words rendered into Hawaiian, the late Theodore Dwight; a fac-simile of the vigabout 4000 in number; a chronological table of nette of Cape Diamond on the original title page, events in Hawaiian history; and a brief treatise on together with additional notes and comments, all the structure of the Hawaiian and other Polynesian comprised in a volume of about 300 pages, forming dialects.
the 6th volume of “Munsell's Series of Local AmeWill be published March 25th, 1867, “Mr. Sec- rican History.” Mr. Stone is also engaged on a retary Pepys, with Extracts from his Diary,” by translation of the “ Life and Writings of General Allan Grant, one volume cabinet size, illustrated Riedesel,” edited at Berlin, in 1856, by Max von with a steel engraving from Sir Godfrey Kneller's Elking, which, relating principally to the campaign portrait. Behind the nomme de plume of Allan in Northern New York, will be issued as one of the Grant, a well-known litterateur of New York has in same series. Besides Riedesel's military and perthis volume given to the American public memoir sonal journal during his residence in America, the of Samuel Pepys, together with the cream of his work contains many letters from Washington, famous journal, which he kept during the reigns Gates, Burgoyne, and other Revolutionary characof Charles II. and his successor, James II., of G reatters, which have never been published in English. Britain. The American editor proposes to place Mr. Munsell also has in press “ A Memorial Volwithin the reach of all the best things from the ume of the Half Century Celebration of Hartwick expensive four-volume London edition of Pepy's Seminary.' It will contain the historical address Diary. A memoir of the Secretary, brief notices of the Rev. Henry N. Pohlman, D. D., and other of the individuals mentioned in the Diary, and a papers and documents of historical interest, reminute index will be added to the volume. James lating to the institution and its founder, John Porteus, New York, is general agent.
Christopher Hartwick; also “Microcosmography;
or a Piece of the World Discovered ; in Essays and New AMENDMENT OF THE COPYRIGHT Laws.—An Characters,'' by John Earle, Bishop of Salisbury, act amendatory of the several acts respecting copy- with notes and appendix by Phillip Bliss. First rights :
American edition. Edited by L. L. Williams. This Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- curious work was first printed in 1628, and had six sentatives of the United States of America in Congress editions during that century, under the pseudonym assembled, That every proprietor of a book, pamphlet, of Edward Blount. Since then several editions have map, chart, musical composition, print, engraving, appeared; the last one in 1811, with notes and or photograph, for which a copyright shall have appendices, among which is a bibliographical list of been secured, who shall fail to deliver to the Li- books of this character. The present edition is brary of Congress at Washington a printed copy of printed from a copy belonging to the library of the every such book, pamphlet, map, chart, musical late John Taylor, and its variations from the first composition, print, engraving, or photograph, within edition are noted. The character of the author was one month after publication thereof, shall, for every delineated by Isaac Walton. such default, be subject to a penalty of twenty-five dollars, to be collected, at the suit of the Librarian MR. L. W. Schmidt, German bookseller, New of Congress, as other penalties of like amount are York, has lately made the exportation to Germany now collected by law.
and the continent of Europe his speciality. All Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every such the German bookhouses and most of the French, proprietor may transmit any book, pamphlet, map, Italian, Russian, and other bookhouses of the conchart, musical composition, print, engraving, or pho- tinent of Europe have, we believe, heretofore been tograph, for which he may have secured a copyright, generally supplied with American books by way of to the Librarian of Congress, by mail free of postage, England. As these houses have their agents at provided the words “ copyright matter” be plainly Leipsic, the centre of German and continental book written or printed on the outside of the package trade, and get weekly packages from there, it is containing the same; and it shall be the duty of thought they will receive American books and pethe several postmasters and deputy postmasters to riodicals quicker and cheaper by the new arrangegive a receipt for the same, if requested, when such ment. Mr. Schmidt executes his orders by shipping package shall be delivered to them, or any of them, packages to his agent at Leipsic, who distributes and to see that the same is safely forwarded to its them to the different agents. destination by mail, without cost or charge to said MANSE TRACY WALWORTH, author of “ Hotspur," proprietor.
“ Stormcliff," and one or two other works of roApproved February 18, 1867.
mance, is engaged on a society novel to be called All copyright matter should be plainly addressed Bleeding Hearts.” The book is to be published to the “Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.,'
," in New York, and will be dedicated to Morris Philand indorsed “Copyright Matter,” to insure its lips, one of the editors of the “ Home Journal." transmission free of postage.
Book TRADE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AG0.—Mr. Edi. MR. J. Munsell, Albany, has in press the “Me. tor: In looking over some old catalogues to-day I moirs and Letters of Madame Riedesel, relating to came across one headed“ First Boston Book Fair," the War of American Independence and the Cap- &c. &c., held June 21, 1842, and conducted by ture of the German Troops at Saratoga, 1777.” It Harrison Gray, at 107 Washington street, Boston, is a new translation by William L. Stone, author of and, by chance, a few of the prices are marked, the “Life and Times of Sir Wm. Johnson.” These with the purchasers' names, and, as most of them memoirs of Madame Riedesel have long been out are deceased, it will be no breach of etiquette to of print. The first and only translation of the give them, so here they are :
MAR. 15, 1867.
Stereotype Plates.- Boyer's Dictionary, $1,950 Miss MARTINEAU.—This veteran authoress has (Samuel Shattuck); Donnegan's Lexicon, $6,350 now on hand A British Friendship,” which will (Wilkins & Carter); Colburn's First Lessons in be her closing literary labor, and will not be sold, Arithmetic, $3,800 (W. J. Reynolds); Adams' but distributed among her own friends, and the Latin Grammar, $2,150 ; Leverett's Journal, $375 ; friends of the late Lords Canning and Elgin, whose Hedge's Logic, $600 ; Newman and Baretti's Span- memoirs it will contain. These poblemen, with ish Dictionary, 2 vols., $1,800 (Wilkins & Carter). the late Lord Dalhousie, were at Oxford University
These are all that are worthy of note, but as some together, and each, in turn, was Viceroy of India. folks think stereotypes are high now, they will see VICTOR Cousix.—This eminent French writer, that good books then commanded good prices, if lately deceased, has bequeathed his books, a very sold at public auction. These were real sales, and valuable collection, to the library of the Sorbonne. W. & C. published those they bought, and finally sold them.
Byron's Place of BIRTH.—It is known that Lori Boyer and Douvegan are, I think, owned in Philadelphia.
Byron was born on January 22d, 1788, at 24 Holles
Street, Cavendish Square, London. Following the BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA.—Mr. William Gowans, French example, the Society of Arts, with permis. New York, has just issued a catalogue [No. 13), sion of the present owners of the house, hare containing, among other things, a series of reprints attached to it a neat tablet of terra-cotta, with of rare old books and pamphlets of history, biog- white letters on a blue ground, recording the Datal raphy, topography, narrative and poetry relating fact. to the early settlement of North America, together
CHARLES LEVER. —This veteran novelist, whose with remainders of editions by other publishers of nom de plume has been “Harry Lorrequer," from some odd works not usually met with in catalogues. the first, over thirty years ago, is reported as having
The AMERICAN News Company's advertisement in been promoted by Lord Stanley, from the British our present number shows how extensively the consulate at Spezzia, in Italy, to that of Trieste, department of newspaper publications has been in the Austrian dominions. It may be a promotion, organized by that enterprising and flourishing but cannot be a gain, for the salary at Spezzia is association. The wholesale supply of public jour- £250, while that at Trieste is only £100 a year. nals is a new feature of trade in this country, Tue Rival “ BELGRAVIAS."- It is announced that though it has been practised for a long time in the monthly magazine, called “ · Belgravia,” pubLondon. This is only one branch of the business lished by the proprietors of “ London Society" ahead of the Company. Its publication and general book of the “Belgravia” edited by Miss Braddon, will be sale and stationery business is assuming improving converted into a weekly illustrated magazine, which dimensions.
will also be issued in monthly parts. Miss Bral. UNIFORM Trade List Circular.—Mr. Howard Chal- don's publication, which has been remarkably len, Philadelphia, proposes to publish a special successful, will be continued, of course, as edition of the six numbers of his admirable Trade monthly. Her own story in it, “ Birds of Prey," List Circular, containing the trade list of over one is full of incident, character, and sensation. hundred publishers with corrections to date. He
Printed Pedigrees.—Many Americans, who deis prepared to receive advertisements.
sire to trace the descent of their families in the INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT.-On the 29th ult. Mr. “old country,” may like to know that there has Sumner, in the Senate, on behalf of the Committee just been published in London a volume by Charles on Foreign Relatious, asked to be discharged from Bridger, entitled “ An Index to Printed Pedigrees, the further consideration of numerous petitions for contained in County and Local Histories, the the enactment of an international cop right law, Heralds’ Visitations, and the more important Geneawhich was so ordered.
logical Collectious.” It contains over 15,000 refer
ences, and is a similar work to “Sims' Index of AMERICAN Books in England.—The“ Athenæum,” Pedigrees,” in the MSS. in the British Museum, reviewing recent books by our Whittier, Whipple, being for printed books what Sims' is for manaand Thoreau, says: “ But whilst the Americans are scripts. daily readers of our literature, and through it constant observers of the best features of our political the Mazarin Library, Paris, has again communi
SUAKSPEARE'S Sonnets.—M. Philarète Chasles, of and social existence, it is matter for regret that cated to the London - Athenseum”a discovery of bis England does not take a corresponding interest in relative to the dedication of Shakspeare's Sonnets, the pative literature of the States. Of course there is an imposing roll of American authors who have by Thomas Thorpe. He says that the person adbeen thoroughly adopted as captains of thought by Sonnets" is Lord Southampton ; that “the well
"the only Begetter of these Insuing the intellectual rank and file of this country. wishing Adventurer" is Thomas Thorpe bimsell. · Longfellow is not less popular in London than the publisher (who risked his money), and that Tennyson in New York or Boston ; Cooper is read
“Mr. W. H.,' set down as “the well-wishing," who in Old almost as widely as Walter Scott in New
really dedicates the volume to the nobleman, was England ; the novels of Washington Irving are as much works of universal and permanent interest
not William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, but the in the cities and villages of Great Britain as the younger brother of Ann Hathaway, Shakspeare's tales of Charles Dickens are affairs of familiar wife (she survived the poet six years)-in other
words, William Hathaway, to whom the poems conversation throughout the Union; Prescott, Bancroft, and Holmes are names that glitter on the were probably presented by Shakspeare. M. Chasles shelves of every well-furnished library on this side volume on Shakspeare, on which he has been ten
promises to substantiate his case in a forthcoming of the Atlantic."
years engaged, which will be, he says, “the modest, ANOTHER ROYAL AUTHOR.— It has been stated that but complete, mature, and definite result of my Queen Victoria employs some of her leisure hours long researches on the subject.”. His conjecture in writing a book which will soon be published, (for it is no more) is better than the German idea and the Athenæum” " thinks it probable that her that “W. H.” meant William Himself, or Gerald majesty is engaged, with the assistance of her Helps, Massey's that it was Lord Pembroke. Unfortunately, in writing a memoir of the late Prince Consort." as the best and oldest book tells us, there is no
MAR. 15, 1867.
thing new under the sun. The Rev. Samuel Neill, i Another Noble AUTHOR.–Viscount Pollington,
Hurst's History of Rationalism (Rev. J. McClin-
-The Epistle of Barnabas (S.).—The Pine on Monte
Mario (C. T. B.).-Christ Crucified and Glorified
It will Brooks). — Taunton Church (R. F. F.). – Emily
D. D.).-Spirit of the Religious Press.- Random
(Mrs. R. H. Davis).-A Literary Couple (Pamela
and their Uses (R. G. White).-George Sand and
Alchymist (Arthur Fleming).—Reminiscences of a
Christianity and Pseudo-Christianity (E. C.
Towne).-Lessing (F. Tiffany).-Schenkel's Cha-
rature.- New Publications Received. New York:
A Book on RoMax ANTIQUITIES.—The London Books and Hymns.—Robert; or, the Influence of a
Colquhoun).--Mediæval Universities (T. Helfen-
C. Dowding).-Notices of Books. Strahan & Co.
MAR. 15, 1867.
tained of the respective books, and the notes are Our Father's Business. pp. 278.
copious in textual criticism. The latest results of Out of Harness : Sketches, Narrative and Descriptive. and the student and even the general reader of
English and German investigations are embodied, Each of these works is by Dr. Thomas Guthrie, find these commentaries a very valuable auxiliary.
these delightful portions of the Old Testament will editor of “The Sunday Magazine,” and they are published by Alexander Strahan & Co., New York. Heaven and its Wonders, and Hell. From things
heard and seen. The first of them consists of a collection of papers
By Emanuel Swedenborg. pp. of a religious character, the subjects being “Qur
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We have here a continuation of the series of “ The Christian's Work,”'“ Perseverance in Well- works of Swedenborg now being issued by Lippindoing,"
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EDUCATIONAL. an extremely interesting character. The leading Outlines of Mathematical Science, for the Schoolarticles in it are “ The Streets of Paris,' "" Sketches
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York: A. S. Barnes & Co. Unforgiven.” It is unnecessary to say that, like
It is intended by this work to furnish to the all the other issues of Strahan & Co., the volumes teacher a guide in expounding to his class those are produced in an excellent style of manufacture. elementary ideas of number and space which con, In the World, not of the World: Thoughts on Chris- stitute the foundation of mathematies. It is stated
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sued at the Military Academy for over a quarter of Dr. Adams has collected in this little volume a century. The effort of the author has been, not some judicious thoughts on a subject which would to indulge in abstract disquisition, but to furnish bear more expanded treatment. His key-note is to the teacher a suggestive and practical guide in found in a citation from Vinet—“Love is the best unfolding the logic of mathematics, the science of casuist.”
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