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GEORGE W. CHILDS, PUBLISHER, Nos. 628 & 630 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.

PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 1, 1867.

CONTENTS.

OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE

318 NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS

319 OBITUARY

323 PERIODICALS

324 BOOK NOTICES.

324 ANNOUNCEMENTS..

.................... 327 BOOKS WANTED

327 LIST OF BOOKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES 327 WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN ................

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LIST OF ADVERTISERS.

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American Sunday School Union

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Doolady, M. .... Bossange, Gustave ......................... 341 Eyre & Spottinwoodo Carleton, G. W. & Co. ...........

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Gould & Lincoln ........... Carter, Robert & Brothers

332 Hurd & Houghton .......... Cassell, Petter & Galpin

341 Kelly & Piet Childs, George W..

Lippincott, J. B. & Co. Collins, T, K., ......

Moore & Nims ......... Davis, Porter & Coates .......

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Nelson, Thomas & Sons ................... 340
Presbyterian Board of Publication

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.......... 338 Sampson Low, Son & Marston .............. 343 Skelly, J. P. & Co. ........................ 337 Steiger, E.

340 Stevens Brothers, .........

.......... 842 Ticknor & Fields

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reading fluently the Iiad bound as the Bible, a sort

Paris, February 15, 1867. of St. Christopher carried by Jesns. Lamartine, a Will you let me gather some of the more salient voluptuous fellow loving canticles and boats. He characteristics of the late M. Cousin from the nu- will be canonized under the vocable of St. Alphonse merous biographical sketches which have appeared de Parny. Victor Hugo, minute avd grand, Michel of him since I touched upon his career? The great Angelo—Meissonnier. Sainte-Beuve, sticky and accusation brought against his memory is his ava- slippery, fleeting and glazed, real eel pie. Alfred rice. I am inclined to think the charge proved. de Vigny, a pretty fellow who has lost his voice. He unquestionably had fits of generosity, but all Alfred de Musset the Viscount Henry de Mniger. vices are intermittent, and misers' feasts are pro- Octave Feuillet. Musset had a golden sarings-bos verbial for prodigality. For instance, when M. in which he threw his cents when he was drunk. Franck, at the beginning of his career, was menaced Little poor young man, you broke the savings-box with consumption, and ordered by his physician to and filched the copper in the gold. Guizot. I met spend a winter at Pisa, M. Cousin offered him his on a glacier in Switzerland an Englishman who parse. MM. Janet, Bersot, and Waddington, who spoke French ; if 'twas not M. Guizot, who was it? were his secretaries (and rumor alleged be treated Adolphe Thiers and Eugene Scribe. What a great his secretaries with particular harshness), continue historian is that Adolphe Scribe! What a great to be his friends. One of M. Cousin's warmest vaudevillist is that Eugene Thiers! George Sand. friends, in defending him from this reproach, says: A vivid talent do you say? Not a bit of it. A " They have confounded in M. Cousin's character woman's novelist. Jules Sardeau. Ah! he had a two things which are completely distinct: hardness very masculine talent. A novelist for ladies. That and avarice. He was hard to himself, tasking his is the difference. Mme. de Girardin. The Muse of mind with persevering labor even when it was rebel the Country turned milliner in the Rue Virienne. to inspiration, feeding himself with stoical sobriety, Stendhal, a boiling Merimée. Prosper Merimée, a ignorant of luxury, denying himself the comforts frozen Stendhal. Michelet. A woman's voice. A of wealth, braving humidity and cold in the som-child's voice. Moans, groan, screams of distress. bre chambers of the Sorbonne, which he seemed to Great God, 'tis heart-rending! I am agitated. I ron think sufficiently warmed and heated by the inner to give help. Lord bless you! neither a woman fire which always glowed within his breast. Hard nor a child! A supple, strong man throws his arms as he was upon himself, how could he have avoided round my neck, strangles and throws me down. being often hard upon others ? But the best-known Help, ho! Murder! Murder! Thief! Thief! No, acts of his life demonstrated that he was not avari- 'tis Michelet. Louis Veuillot. A fish woman froin cious. Did he not give us, at his own expense, the Billingsgate. " loy talent! icy! icy! fresh as can two magnificent editions we possess of the works of be.” Hold your nose, my friend. Balzac. HerProclus and of Abailard ? Did he not found, two cules in slippers spinning feuilletons at the feet of years ago, a prize in the Academy of Moral and Po- his creditors. Ponson du Terrail. Nunc dimittis! litical Sciences double in value those established I have read Rocambole. I can die. But before by the government ? Did he not purchase with his giving up the ghost I have written Ponson's will own money that incomparable library in which one and make him its executor. "!, Viscount Ponson, was sure to find what was to be found nowhere else, king of the feuilleton and providence of illustratei and which he bequeathed to the State with a salary newspapers, Whereas I have obtained by my writ. for the librarian ?” The reply to these questions is ings the greatest success of the nineteenth century, made by events which we see occur every day of and that a daily vote confers on me undisputed em. our lives. There was Capt. U. P. Lery, notorious pire over all my brethren, and at the same time an for his avarice, and scarcely less notorious for his immense privy purse; Whereas not even my most harshness to the sailors under his command, yet he malignant friend has ever been able to detect me left the great bulk, if not the whole of his estate guilty of anything like genius, esprit, correction, or for the education of sailor boys. In the daily rela- erudition, but nevertheless I have become the most tions of life M. Cousin was “hard” upon everybody popular and most fortunate writer in France : Denear him where money was concerned, and if he sirous at my last day to make a noble use of my could avoid payment of money, he did so. I could estate and give a particular mark of my interest to instance a great many anecdotes in illustration of penniless noble literature, I found forever a library this trait of his character, but I have no room for of the best French authors for the use of the sick, them. He was asked one day what woman in the infirm, maimed, enervated and weakened whom world he would prefer to have as a wife; to the my literature has deprived of intellectual health: surprise of everybody present (who expected he Item.-I found, besides, a prize for the best novel, would have declared for Mme. de Longueville), he which shall be awarded neither by the Academy said: “If I were a marrying man, I should prefer nor by the Literary Men's Society, but by an inde Heloise for my wife." He was a good listener. pendent critic who has never been tempted to get “When anybody spoke in his company of things up behind the carriage of success : lem.-I leare he knew nothing about, but which could in any $20,000 to the Literary Men's Society, upon condiway touch his habitual meditations, at the very tion it dissolves at once and clears the place for a first words his precipitate gestures were ended, his new society where real literary men shall form the attitude became motionless, his head bent forward majority, which has never been the case since the towards the speaker, and his admirable eye, embra- foundation of the society.” The best of all these cing the whole speaker, seemed to seek to penetrate caricatures is M. Michelet's; it is capital. to the very depth of his mind. He could remain These are the more recent publications: Dr. P. in this way for whole hours at a time, which may Em. Chauffard's “De la Spontanéité et de la Speciseem incredible to those who have seen him in ano- ficité in Diseases ;" Ch. Fay's (Marshal Bosquet's ther aspect.”

aide-de-camp)“ Souvenirs of the Crimean War; A friend of the late Leon Gozlan has published Messrs. Goizet and Burtal's “Universal Dictionary some conversations held with the latter. I trans- of the Theatre ;" F. L. Gomez's " Essay on the late some sketches of our literary men, which are Theory of Political Economy, and its Relations with excellent caricatures: “Chateaubriand, a pagan Morals and Right ;" Dr. E. Goubert's “ Normal and with sacred hearts, a Narcissus of the Dead (especially) Abnormal Perceptivity of the Eye før

·a sobbing but not a blind Homer, Colors, and especially Blinduess to Colors;" De

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Janze's “Constitution (of France) of 1852;" A. de pieces. Be good enough to allow us to play it no Lamartine's "Antoniella” (a new autobiographical more.' The performauce of the play has never povel); Latour du Moulin’s “Questions Constitu- taken place siuce then. What a curious history tionnelles ;" Abbé Le Saux's “Manuel de l'Aumo- might be written of plays and books once in possespier d'Aliénés” (of the Chaplain of Insane sion of the greatest popularity, and which now lie Asylums); Ed. About's "L'Infame;" L. Quicherat's undisturbed beneath the accumulated dust of "Adolphe Nourrit” (a life of the celebrated singer); years on some library shelf. One of the newspaV. Cherbuliez's “Le Grand Euvre;" L. Strauss's pers published this week a curious confession, which “ United States; Historical, Geographical, etc., In- the late Eugene Sue made to one of his friends : formation ;" C. A. Sainte-Beuve's “ Nouveaux “At the battle of Navarino, the French officers ran Lundis," Vol. 7; Ch. Combe's “Exposition of forward on a plank thrown from one ship to another the Principles of the Mechanical Theory of Heat so as to form a sort of gangway. Mahmoud was and their Principal Application ;" G. Duplessis' the name of the Turkish vessel. As aide-major I “Essay of a General Bibliography of the Fine Arts ;" followed the officers with an axe in my hand. M. Gaume's “Credo, or Christian's Refuge in the Powder and the roar of the cannon had made a Present Day;" A. de Gondrecourt's “Rubicon” (a madman of me. I belabored right and left the poor novel); “Dictionary of Ancient and Modern Geog- wretches who raised their hands to signify Quarter! raphy for the Bookseller and Book-lover” (contain-Out upon it! I gave them my axe on their heads, ing the ancient and modern geography of Europe, on their faces, on their breasts; on men standing with the vulgar names of places, from the decline of and fighting, and on men falleu on the deck. I Rome to the intention of printing); “ Bibliographi- gave them my axe without rhyme or reason, withcal Researches about the Introduction of Printing;" out giving a thought to the subject, hitting right "A List of Abbeys belonging to the Lettered Orders and left. I buried my axe in the dead, in the which existed in Europe” (published in numbers; wounded, in the prisoners, in doors, hammocks, the first has appeared; cost of the whole work, 30 nettings, shrouds, masts, cabin windows, a negro francs); the third and fifth numbers of Ernest boy, a Macedonian dog, a barrel of sardines. I Rénan's “ Mission to Phenicia ;” C. Selden's wielded my axe with fury; I destroyed with rap“Musique en Allemagne” (Essay on Mendelssohn); ture. There is not a day, there is not a night I do and Mme. de Robert Robersarts“ Orient Egypt” (a not think with poignant remorse of my crimes of journal of travels).

these two hours. I have hated war ever since the It is announced the Messrs. Pereire have deter- evening of this sanguinary day. The flat, tame mined to publish the “Encyclopædia of the Nine- shore of Navarino had that evening become a panteenth Century," which M. Duveyrier's death led demonium from the number of corpses and limbs them to abandon. . . Prince Talleyrand's “Me- which bestrewed it.” . . . It is said H. Delamoirs" will be published this year, there will be borde will publish the manuscripts (they are nuan edition published at Brussels and one at London. merous) of M. Ingres. . . M. Thos. Couture has a None will be published in Paris, as it is feared the work in press : “Painters and Painting." . . Prof. Government would seize it. . . It is once more said Nardin is translating into French Count Alexis the French Government is about to come to M. de Tolstoi's “Death of John the Terrible." There Lamartine's aid. Some time ago the Emperor has long been a great deal of doubt upon the site of offered to pay all of M. de Lamartine's debts and Joan of Arc's stake at Rouen. M. de Beaurepaire graut him a pension suited to so eminent a genius. has settled the question to the satisfaction of the M. de Lamartine declined to accept it from the local authorities. He declares she was burned in Emperor, but hinted he would accept it from the the middle of what is now the Place du Vieux French Parliament; so it is said a bill is soon to be Marché.

G. S. presented to the Chambers to provide for these objects. Here is a description of M. de Lamartine's NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS, study, which may be read with interest: "I was the The Force LIBRARY.—Mr. A. R. Spofford, the Conother day in M. de Lamartine's study. The ser-gressional Librarian, has recently made a report to vant was shaking and sweeping. The magnificent the Joint Committee on the Library, justly urging carpet, with a white ground, was covered with the purchase by Congress of the historical library snuff, M. de Lamartine snuffs more than twenty of Peter Force, Esq., of Washington. Some of the old women, and the greater part of his pinches fall many interesting facts stated by Mr. Spofford conon the carpet.”. . M. Sainte-Beuve has been cerning the library are as follows:elected to succeed M. Victor Cousin as one of the In the department of books relating to America, managers of the “Journal des Savants.”.. The the library embraces the largest private collection Madrid newspapers announce the death of Senor Ser- ever brought together, having been formed by Mr. afin Esteban Calderon, one of the most intelligent Force with special reference to assembling the fullest bibliographers of Spain.” He wrote several works materials for editing his “ American Archives.” The over the signature of “El Solitario." . . M. Guizot plan of this work embraced nothing less than a is reading the proofs of the eighth and last volume complete publication of all the more important origiof his “Memoirs ;" they come down to the 22d, 23d, nal State papers, letters, narratives, and other docand 24th February, 1848. The volume will be pub- uments relating to the settlement and history of the lished in April. . . A bookworm has discovered United States, from the discovery of America in that “Mérope” was played only 29 times, and Vol. 1492 to the establishment of the present Government taire received 3,600 francs copyright from it; “La in 1789. His library embraces an immense collecMétromanie” returned Piron 3,000 francs for its first tion of the early American voyages, in Latin, French, 23 performances, and afterwards he received nothing Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, and English, while more for it; Crebillon received 1,140 francs for 18 per- in books and pamphlets relating to the politics and formances of “Electre;" Thomas Corneille's “Timo- government of the American colonies, it stands uncrate” ran 80 nights in four months, and the specta- rivalled in this country. In the field of early tors continued to ask it ; at last the actors, tired of printed American books, so much sought for by the same piece, sent their spokesman on the stage collectors, and which are becoming annually more to say to the audience : "Gentlemen, you are never scarce and costly, this library possesses more than tired of hearing "Timocrate,' while we are tired of ten times the number to be found in the Library or playing it, and run risk of forgetting our other Congress. Not to dwell upon particulars, it need

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only be mentioned that there is a perfect copy of

The number of these original maps, many of “Eliot's Indian Bible," the last copy of which which are unpublished, and therefore presuded to offered at auction brought $800, and was last year be unique, is over 300, covering the whole couutry, resold at $1,000 ; forty-one different works of In- from Canada to the Gulf. crease and Cotton Mather, printed at Boston, and of books known as incunabula, or specimens of Cambridge, from 1671 to 1735 ; a large number of the earliest development of the art of printing, the still earlier books and pamphlets by Norton, Cotton, collection is large and valuable. It embraces a and other Puritan divines ; and a very complete complete series of imprints by the most distinrepresentation of the numerous and much sought guished of the early printers, representing every for publications of the presses of Franklin and the year from 1467 to 1500, besides a large number Bradfords. In the Laws and Journals of the early printed in the following century. The number of colonial Assemblies, from New Hampshire to Geor- books printed in the fifteenth century is 161, and gia, there are over two hundred volumes, of the there are over 250 more printed prior to 1600. This utmost interest as showing the legislative policy of collection was formed with special reference to illusthe colonies in revolutionary times; and as but few trating the progress of the art of printing from its of these have been reprinted in any of the modern infancy, and is one of the best, if not the best, in collections, they are not in the Library of Congress. America.

In the department of early printed American Among the manuscript treasures of this library newspapers, there are unusually complete files of are 48 folio volumes of historical autographs of the leading journals of Massachusetts, New York, great rarity and interest, embracing, especially, a Pennsylvania, Virginia, and other States, dating collection of revolutionary letters, chiefly military from 1735 to 1800, and covering with much fulness and political, and all of unquestionable autheuthe period of the Stamp Act controversy, the revo- ticity. The Force collection embraces two volumes lutionary war, and the establishment of the present of an original military journal of Major-General Constitution. The library of Congress at present Greene, covering the years 1781 and 1782; a private possesses not even a fragment of a file of any revolu- journal kept by Arthur Lee while minister to France tionary or anti-revolutionary newspaper, the earliest in 1776-7; thirty or forty orderly books of the American journal in its collection being the “Boston Revolution ; twelve or more military journals of Centinel" of 1789. The Force library has no less British officers during the same period; twenty-five than 245 bound volumes of American newspapers manuscript narratives of military expeditions, all printed prior to 1800, besides about seven hundred unpublished ; twelve folio volumes of the papers of volumes, bound and unbound, of journals printed Paul Jones, while commanding American cruisers from 1800 to the present time.

in 1776 to 1778; a volume of records of the VirThe number, variety, and value of the pamphlets ginia Company from 1621 to 1682, mostly unpobembraced in this library are entirely unrivalled in lished; two autograph journals of George Wastany American collection, public or private, unless it ington, one dated 1755, during Braddock's expedi. may be by the rich stores of the Boston Athenæum. tion, and one in 1787, at Mount Vernon; besides a of pamphlets printed prior to 1800 there are 8,310, multitude of others. There is also an unpublished while of pamphlets printed between 1800'and manuscript of Las Casas, in four folio volumes, the present date, the collection rises to between entitled " Historia Apologetica de los Indias Oei. 30,000 and 35,000. It is now generally admitted dentales,” and an “ Historia Antiqua de Nuers that the pamphlet literature, especially of the last España,” in three volumes. The whole number of century, is full of the most vital materials for volumes in manuscript reaches 429. political history. The whole number of pamphlets But perhaps the most important part of this col. in this noble collection is nearly 40,000, and as lection remains yet to be alluded to. It is the Mr. Force was so fortunate as to secure, many years materials in manuscript which form the collection since, five great and unbroken collections, formed made by Mr. Force for the great work of his life, by leading politicians of different parties, who ar- the “ American Archives, or Documentary History ranged and bound up for convenient reference all of the United States.” It consists of the whole unthe pamphlet literature of their time, the collection published materials for that work, including a is not only unmatched, but at this day unmatch- countless variety of documents travscribed with able for completeness. Indeed, there are few the utmost care from the originals in the archives either of books or pamphlets published in America of all the old thirteen colonies, as well as many or in Great Britain upon our affairs which are not early and unpublished papers relating to American to be found here. The Library of Congress at affairs derived from other sources. The originals of present possesses less than 6,000 pamphlets. some of these have been destroyed by fire since these

In the department of maps and atlases relating copies were taken. The whole of these materials to America, the Force library embraces a collection would make about 360 folio volumes in manuscript

, not only large, but in many particulars unique. and they are thoroughly analyzed and classified by Not only the early atlases of Delisle, Jefferys, Des States. Barres, Faden, and other geographers, with a com

As to the numerical extent of this library and plete copy of the scarce "Atlas of the Battles of the its commercial value, the whole number of rolAmerican Revolution,” but an assemblage of de- umes, by actual enumeration, is 22,529, without tached maps over one thousand in number, and reckoning the pamphlets as volumes. If the pamchiefly illustrative of America, are here found. phlets are counted (as is done in most libraries), the Among these, the most valuable are a series of number of voluues rises to about 60,000. There are original military maps and plans in manuscript, not less than 45,000 separate titles in the collection. covering the period of the French war and the war Out of these, 7,850 volumes are duplicates, already of the Revolution. These are of exceeding interest, in the Library of Congress. Taken as a whole (and and many of them are the work of officers of the the library will not be divided), it is unquestionBritish army stationed in America, bearing such ably true that so extensive a collection of the most inscriptions as the following:

rare and valuable books and manuscripts relating “Plan of the Rebel Works at West Point” (a pen to America could not be assembled at so late a drawing), date 1779.

period as the present, even with unlimited means. “ Plan of the Rebel Works on Prospect Hill," Mr. Force has not himself put a price upon the also on Winter Hill and Bunker Hill, several dis- collection, and never until within two years has be tinct maps, date 1776.

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entertained the idea of parting with this library, edited by J. Hammond Trumbull, President of the which represents the assiduous gatherings of forty- Connecticut Historical Society. Only two hundred five years' incessant and intelligent devotion to and fifty copies are printed of the volumes of this one idea, viz., the history of America. But a price series. This firm announce also a library edition has been put upon it by others. The New York of Chapman's Homer, which will be put to press Historical Society, through its librarian, offered as soon as a sufficient number of subscribers are Mr. Force $100,000 for his collection, conditioned obtained to warrant so costly an undertaking. This on its ability to raise the amount by subscrip- work will be in five volumes, uniform with Pickertion. Mr. Force accepted the offer, but the uuder- ing's edition of the works of Milton, in eight taking failed last winter for lack of funds. A volumes, octavo, 1851. Fifty copies are to be large dealer in American books has offered the issued on large paper, and ouly five hundred copies same sum for the library for speculative purposes, of the small paper edition will be printed. The but Mr. Force refused it, as he will not part with it edition will not be stereotyped. to be scattered, nor upon any condition except that

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 1867. it be kept together in some permanent and fireproof public repository. Mr. Bancroft, Mr. Henry have published several communications in regard

EDITOR AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' CIRCULAR: You C. Murphy, and other gentlemen whose knowledge to uniformity of size in trade lists. Something of American books and their values is both compre- should also be said in favor of uniformity of arhensive and accurate, concur in estimating its fair commercial value to be at least $100,000, the sum at rangement in trade lists. The leading pnblishers of which can now be procured. That these sources

America and England arrange their catalogues alof so much hitherto unpublished history should go Some of them, as Appleton and Lippincott, classify

phabetically, according to the names of authors. into private hands to be scattered, or consumed by their books, but the alphabetical arrangement is fire, could not but be regarded by every intelligent American as a national misfortune. The British preserved under the classification. Many of the Government is now engaged in publishing the minor publishers, however, issue their book-lists materials for the history of that country, as found in the most random manner. If there are one hunin its own unpublished archives and in those of dred books described in the catalogue, it is, or may foreign nations. On this work it has expended be, necessary to examine the entire list in order to $15,000 annually for the past ten years, or $150,000 ;

find any particular book. In other book-lists, where about the same amount as our own Government an alphabetical arrangement is attempted, the auexpended on the unfinished " American Archives " thor's name is ignored, and the resulting system of Mr. Force. Whether Congress should ever com

little better than none. A small catalogue just plete that publication or not may safely be left to published, apparently alphabetical, begins with “A the future to determine; but what cannot safels be Man. A little further down we have “Branch, left to the future is the possession and control of The.”. Book lists arranged according to the first the documents from which alone such a publication above examples show. If, on the other hand, they

word in the title cannot be very useful, as the can be made. The British Government expended, in 1865, £22,000, or $110,000, for books, manuscripts,

are arranged according to the principal word in the and binding for its national library, the Britisk title, it will often be a question which is the princiMuseum. It has spent over $100,000 per annum for pal word. Take, for instance, “ History of the several years past for the same purpose of enriching be an uncertainty in most minds as to whether the

Conquest of Mexico." By Wilson. There would its collections of books, besides larger sums for salaries, antiquities, and objects of natural history. book would be found under “History,” “Conquest," Congress represents the richest and most liberal or “Mexico;" whereas, if the author's name were people in the world, and may safely be asked to do the key-word, the inquirer would turn at once and once in a century what the British Government with confidence to “Wilson." Let all book catadoes every year of its existence, namely, to devote logues, hereafter issued, be of a uniform octavo size, $100,000 to increase its national repository of know- and arranged alphabetically according to authors, ledge. It is not creditable to our national spirit to and both publishers and their customers will be have to admit the fact—which nevertheless is true

mutually benefited by the reform. BOOKSELLER. -that the largest and most complete collection of

NOBLE GIFT FROM D. APPLETON & Co.-We rebooks relating to America in the world is that now publish, with pleasure, the following correspond. gathered on the shelves of the British Museum.

The house of D. Appleton & Co. has but LONGFELLOW's translation of Dante's "

few rivals, and no superiors, in energy, enterprise,

“ Divine Comedy' is in the hands of the printer. It will will give the world assurance of their public spirit

and integrity. This munificent act on their part be published in three volumes royal octavo. It is and unsectional and unselfish regard for the best intended to make it a model of Boston workman. ship. The “Inferno" will be published next

interests of our common country: month, the “Purgatorio” in May, and the “Para

"No. 443 BROADWAY, March 23. diso”' in June. The price of each volume will not To the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund : be less than five dollars.

GENTLEMEN : Profoundly impressed with the muANOTHER Edition Op Dickens. Besides their

nificent gift of Mr. Peabody, and the untold bless“ Household” edition, and the recently announced ings which it will be the means of diffusing « Riverside,” Messrs. Hurd & Houghton promise to been devoted for many years to the promotion of

throughout the South and Southwest, and having publish very shortly a “ Globe'' edition of Dickens' works, to be completed in thirteen vol the educational interests of our country, we cannot ames at $1.50 each. These volumes will contain in this noblest of all noble charities.

refrain from asking your permission to participate Darley & Gilbert's illustrations; and will be of handy size, and printed on good paper in fair and that not only will the extensive and desolate field

Munificent as Mr. Peabody's donation is, we feel legible type.

to which it is to be applied require it all, but that Higgins & Lunt have published Lechford's “Plain the co-operation of others who sympathize with the Dealing, or News from New England-London, great object he has in view may also be desirable. 1642.” It is one of their library of reprints of the In furtherance, therefore, of the end proposed early documents of New England history. It is by Mr. Peabody, the providing of educational fa

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