Images de page
PDF
ePub

APRIL 1, 1867.

cilities for destitute districts in the South, we beg to present to your Board 100,000 volumes on branches of elementary instruction, viz: 25,000 copies of Webster's Elementary Speller; 25,000 copies of the Webster Elementary Reader; 25,000 copies of Cornell's First Steps in Geography; 20,000 copies of Quackenbos's Primary Arithmetic; 5,000 copies of Quackenbos's First Book in Grammar.

We send you herewith specimen copies of these works, and trust they will be commended to you not only by their intrinsic merits and adaptation to the work of primary instruction, but also by the fact that they are the most popular and widely used works on the branches of which they treat, and have been long known and cordially approved by teachers generally.

We solicit your acceptance and distribution of those volumes, and will deliver them to your order as may be needed.

Bidding you God speed in the great work to which you have been called, we remain, gentlemen, your obedient servants,

D. APPLETON & Co. FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, March 23-Evening. Messrs. D. Appleton & Co. GENTLEMEN: Your communication of this day, addressed to the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Educational Fund, reached me a few hours since, together with the parcel of books to which it referred.

ANCIENT RECORDS IN ALBANY.-There is, in the office of the County Clerk at Albany, a mass of records of great interest, relating to affairs in Albany at an early period, written in the ancient Dutch character, which are not only liable to be lost by fire and other accidents, but which it may soon become more difficult to find persons competent to read and translate; it is therefore proposed by Mr. J. Munsell, of that city, to have them translated and printed, if a sufficient sum can be raised by subscription to cover the expense. The num ber of copies printed will not much exceed the subscription. The volume is expected to contain about 450 pages, and is to be well printed on fine paper, and bound in cloth, at $10 to subscribers. After the work is issued it will be held at $12, for the few that shall remain.

AMONG the new forthcoming publications of G. W. Carleton & Co., New York, are Davies's book, "How to Make Money, and How to Keep it," and "The Votary," a new poem by a new author, Mr. James D. Hewell.

"SYLVANUS URBAN."-The old "Gentleman's

Magazine," established in 1731, and for which Dr. 1740 to 1743, is undergoing a change which would Johnson prepared the parliamentary reports from have astonished "Sylvanus Urban," as the editor signed himself. In the April number has been commenced a novel, by Henry Kingsley, entitled "Mademoiselle Mathilde." The fact is, since Bradbury & Evans, publishers and proprietors of "Punch," have owned the "Gentleman's Magazine," they have endeavored, without changing its distinctive character, to introduce some improvements, and a serial story, by a popular author, is one.

The Trustees adjourned yesterday, after completing their preliminary arrangements, and, unless some unexpected exigency should occur, they will not meet again until January next. In the mean time they have intrusted the great work with which Mr. Peabody has charged them to their General spondence of King George III. with Lord North, his Agent, under the supervision of an Executive Com-time which covers the whole of the American War, Prime Minister, from 1768 to 1783"-a period of

mittee.

I return to Boston on Monday morning, and shall lose no time in laying your communication before the Committee, but some weeks, or even months, may elapse before any formal acknowledgment can be made of your most timely and generous offer. I am unwilling, however, that a day should pass without some expression of my deep sense of the noble spirit of your communication, and of the munificent gift which it announces.

as well as the publication of the famous "Letters of letters at Windsor, by permission of Queen VictoJunius." The letters are published from the original ria, and are new to the public, except some extracts of the Reign of King George III.," and by Lord published by Lord Brougham in his "Statesmen Mahon in an Appendix to one of the volumes of his "History of England." They present a higher degree of intellect-sagacity mixed with obsti

interest.

I thank you most sincerely, personally and offi-nacy and personal prejudices-than King George cially, for this large and liberal contribution to the then, too, traits of generosity are exhibited. The had previously got credit for possessing. Now and cause in which we are engaged. A hundred thou- other work, also in two octavo volumes, is of later sand volumes of such publications as you have so promptly placed at our disposal, and of some of It may be called the Secret History of which I know the value, cannot fail to furnish the the Reform Bill of 1832, and contains "The Corremost acceptable and important aid in the prosecu- King William IV. and Sir Herbert Taylor." During spondence of the late Earl Grey with his Majesty tion of Mr. Peabody's designs; and I am sure that the Reform excitement of 1830-32, Lord Grey was I only anticipate the action of the Executive Com- Prime Minister of England, and Sir Herbert Taylor mittee, and of the whole Board of Trustees in tendering to you without delay our grateful and ters he almost invariably wrote from his private was Private Secretary to King William, whose lethearty acknowledgments. Believe me, gentlemen, with great respect, your obliged and obedient instructions-the alleged reason being that his Majesty wrote with difficulty, from a rheumatic servant, R. C. WINTHROP, Chairman. affection in his right hand; but the great probaP. S. Since writing the above I have found an bility being that the Secretary, a highly educated opportunity to read your letter to Mr. Peabody man, wrote more elegantly, as well as more gramhimself, who listened to it with the warmest emo-matically, than the Sailor King, who had been sent tions of gratification and gratitude. He enjoined it to sea, as a midshipman, in his fourteenth year. upon me to thank you most heartily, in his own From this correspondence the weakness of the name, for your noble gift." monarch's mind is obvious. His wife had inspired him with a horror of Reform, and it was only by adroit management that his Ministers kept him up to the mark, and got him to sustain them in carrying the Reform Bill. It may be expected, from statements in these volumes (one of which is that he had great tenderness towards pocket-boroughs), that Lord Brougham will publish some revelations respecting his share in framing and passing the Reform Bill.

We learn that a very liberal offer to the same charitable endowment was also made some time since by Messrs. Charles Scribner & Co., the details of which are not yet complete.

been issued, in London, two important works of conHISTORICAL CORRESPONDENCE.-There have just

siderable historical value. These are the "Corre

APRIL 1, 1867.

MESMERISM IN FICTION.-There has just appeared | The death of Mr. Penington will be mourned by in London a new novel, advertised as "illustrative a large circle of friends, to whom he was endeared of Mesmeric Influence-or whatever we may choose by his many admirable traits of character; but his to term that strange power certain persons exercise loss will be felt even more widely. In the bookover others-controlling without being seen, order- trade of the United States there are not so many ing in silence, and enslaving or freeing as fancy or who combine with business qualifications a genuine will may dictate." love of books and a thorough acquaintance with bibliography, that we can afford to spare one whose range of knowledge was so extensive, and whose stores of learning were always at the service of every inquirer.

AN AUTOGRAPH CURIOSITY.-There was lately sold in London the manuscript "Diary of John Bucciardi, Master of Ceremonies to Pope Alexander VI.," who died early in the sixteenth century, and was the father of Cæsar and Lucretia Borgia.

SIR WALTER SCOTT.-"The Fair Maid of Perth," not one of the best of the Waverley Novels, has supplied M. Bizet, a French composer, with the subject for a new opera, to be immediately produced at the Italian opera house in Paris. KETTLE-DRUMS.-Among the recent sales in London, by well-known auctioneers of literary propera valuable collection of kettle-drums, the property of a gentleman retiring from the profession," among which was "the famous set of drums presented by George III. for the Handel Festival in Westminster Abbey, in 1784." These drums, it is believed, were made of silver.

ty, was 66

CHARLES KNIGHT.-This veteran publisher and author, proprietor of "Knight's Quarterly Magazine," in which Macaulay commenced to write nearly forty-four years ago, has commenced the reissue, as a library edition, of his "Half Hours with the

Best Authors," remodelled, with additions, printed on new type, with steel and wood engravings, and to be completed in eighteen monthly shilling parts.

MR. CHARLES READE, in a letter addressed to the "Sun," confesses himself as indebted to the "Pi. vardiere" case, in the Causes Celèbres, for the main incidents in his "Griffith Gaunt."

OBITUARY.

Died, on the 18th of March, 1867, in the 68th year of his age, JOHN PENINGTON, Esq., of the firm of John Penington & Son, Booksellers, of Philadelphia.

Mr. Penington was a thoroughly cultivated gentleman, belonging to one of the old and well-known families of Philadelphia. He was educated at Princeton College, and studied law in the office of Spencer Sergeant, Esq. Subsequently he accepted a position in the Bank of the United States, when he devoted his leisure to the collection of an extensive library, which was particularly rich in choice editions of the ancient classics. On the failure of the Bank, during a period of severe commercial depression, Mr. Penington opened a bookstore, of which his fine library formed the nucleus.

The extent and minuteness of his bibliographical knowledge, the amiability of his character, and the strict sense of honor which marked his dealings, speedily attracted around him all who were interested in literature, and led him to undertake, as a specialty, the importation of old books and of books in foreign languages. With correspondents in all the chief book-marts of Europe, his operations gradually extended, until many of the most noted collectors throughout the United States were in the habit of making, through his house, their principal importations. So much did his establishment become a centre of intelligence and cultivated taste, that when MM. Didot issued proposals for their recent edition of Brunet's "Manuel du Libraire," the list of subscriptions taken for that great work by Messrs. Penington was the largest obtained by any one house-even exceeding that of the MM. Didot themselves.

Mr. Penington was a member of several learned societies, and published various essays on subjects connected with archæology and history.

86

JOHN PHILIP, member of the Royal Academy of England, born in the North of Scotland in 1817, and one of the greatest of modern English painters, died in London, on the 27th of February. He so much excelled in painting Spanish subjects, that Philip of Spain" became his familiar title among artists. He began by painting Scottish subjects, somewhat in Wilkie's early manner, but, having gone to Spain, in 1850, for the benefit of his health, was attracted by the new and fresh character of the subjects there; and his greatest successes were in these. He was a good portrait painter, too, with a depth equal to that of Raeburn, his countryhis death he was prostrated by paralysis, and it man, the friend of Walter Scott. Ten days before was reported that he was recovering up to within half an hour of his decease.

SIR GEORGE SMART, a well-known English music teacher, who had been present at the great Handel Commemoration held in London in 1784, has also passed away, at the advanced age of ninety-one. He was the first English conductor of any mark; founded the Philharmonic Society; was the friend of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Weber; the last of whom died in his house; and gave instructions to almost every concert and festival singer in England, during the last fifty years, how to deliver the music of Handel. He was knighted, by the Viceroy of Ireland, in 1811; was organist and composer at the Chapel Royal, St. James'; and directed the music in Westminster Abbey at the coronation of William IV. and Victoria.

The death of DR. LIVINGSTONE, the African traveller, is reported by Sir Roderick I. Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society of England, he deriving his knowledge of the fact from a letter, dated December 26, written by Dr. Kirk, the former companion of Livingstone, and now Vice-Consul at Zanzibar. It contains these details:

"On the 5th of December nine Johanna men of the party which accompanied Dr. Livingstone came to Zanzibar, reporting that on the west of Nyassa, some time between the end of July and September, they were suddenly attacked by a band of Mazite, and that Dr. Livingstone, with half his party, were murdered. escaped, as they say, through being behind and Those who returned unseen, and they all depose to having helped to bury the dead body of their leader the same evening. Although in the details and in other things the accounts of the various men differ, they all agree that they saw the body, and that it had one wound, that of an axe, on the back of the neck. One man saw the fatal blow given. The attack was sudden, and Dr. Livingstone had time to overpower those who faced him, and was struggling to re-load when cut down from behind." Dr. Kirk adds: "I fear the story is true, and that we shall never know more of its details." Some of the London papers do not think, however, that the fact of Dr. Livingstone's death is well established.

APRIL 1, 1867.

PERIODICALS.

Harper's Magazine. April.

The Dodge Club; or, Italy in MDCCCLIX.-Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men: XVII. (Benjamin H. Porter). -The Children in the Moon.-The Shaded Stream. -A Christian Neighborhood.-A Forced March. Easter Holidays.-In the Smoke.-Strayed and Stolen.-A Californian Caravansary.-Davy Crockett's Electioneering Tour.-Chaucer's Griseldis.A Money Article.-The Virginians in Texas: Chaps. XIII., XIV., XV.-My Fathers-in-Law.-The Romance of Sleep.-Mrs. Pullett's Perversion.-How I Happened to Marry.-Busby and Jack.-Editor's Easy Chair.-Monthly Record of Current Events. Editor's Drawer. New York: Harper & Brothers. Hours at Home. April.

Bad Government; or, Bad Men in Power (Dr. Bushnell).-The San Greal (E. Spencer).-City Lyrics: The Newsboy (J. D. Sherwood).-Marcella of Rome: Chap. VII. (Frances Eastwood).-The Cedar Groves of Lebanon (Rev. H. H. Jessup).Representative Cities: Tyre (Prof. W. S. Tyler).The Martyrs of the Galleys (Prof. E. P. Evans). The Vegetable World (E. Seymour).-Storm-Cliff: Chaps. VI., VII. (Miss Pritchard).-A Morning with the King of Siam (G. B. Bacon).-Night and Morning (Mrs. Dorr).-Parks, Gardens, and Groves (D G. Mitchell).-The Cretan Insurrection. By a resident of Crete.-The Lull before the Battle (E. P. Roe).-Short Sermons to Sunday School Teachers: No. 12 (C. S. Robinson). -Books of the Month. New York: C. Scribner & Co.

National Quarterly Review. March.

Alfieri: His Life, Writings, and Influence.

Oliver Cromwell: His Character and Government. -The Temporal Power of the Pope.-Chatterton and his Works.-Poisons and Poisoners.-Negro Rule in Hayti, and the Lessons it Teaches.-The Sun and its Distance from the Earth.-Insurance: Good, Bad, and Indifferent.-Notices and Criticisms. New York: E. I. Sears.

The Galaxy. April 1.

Waiting for the Verdict: Chaps. IX., X., XI. (Mrs. R. H. Davis).-Modern and Medieval Dinners (Pierre Blot).-Entered into Rest (Phoebe Cary).

-Packetarians (W. L. Alden).-English Scientific Societies (W. W. Reade).-The Harley Patent (Mrs. W. H. Palmer).-Lawyers and their Traits (Fred. B. Perkins).-Steven Lawrence, Yeoman: Chaps. I., II. (Mrs. Edwards).-At Peace (Ina D. Cool brith). - Modern Poetry (D. A. Wasson).— Maurice de Guérin (Virginia Vaughan).—Bedonin (C. W. Stoddard).-Nebula (The Editor). New York: W. C. & F. P. Church. Our Young Folks. April.

Good Old Times: Chap. IV. (E. Kellogg).-Lessons in Magic: No. 9 (P. H. C.).—Our Violet Girl (H. E. B.).—A Child's Question (Kate Putnam).— Pussy Willow Blossoms (Mrs. H. B. Stowe).— Round-the-World Joe: Chap. III. (George Eager). Jack's Jack Knife (Helen C. Weeks).-Where the Elves Came From (Anna M. Lea).-Going Halves (Margaret Eytinge).-Foot-Ball and Hockey (C. J. Foster).-A Story of an Apple Tree (Mrs. Anna M. Wells).-The Song of the Robin (Emily H. Miller); with music, by J. R. Thomas.--Round the Evening Lamp.-Our Letter-Box. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. The Contemporary Review. March.

HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.

Famous Americans of Recent Times. By James Par

ton.

pp. 473.

Boston Ticknor & Fields.

In this volume Mr. Parton has collected the well known biographical papers upon Clay, Webster, Calhoun, Randolph, Girard and his College, Bennett and the New York Herald, and Goodyear, which originally appeared in the "North American Review." To these he has added articles upon Theodosia Burr and John Jacob Astor, from " Harper's Magazine," upon Commodore Vanderbilt, from the "New York Ledger," and H. W. Beecher and his church from the "Atlantic Monthly." These papers are admirably written, and they will be found to be both interesting and suggestive. Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame Récamier. Translated from the French, and edited by Isaphene M. Luyster. pp. 408. Boston: Roberts Brothers. This is one of the best of those volumes of per

Extravagance in Devotional Writings (Lord Lyttleton).-Female Suffrage (Lydia E. Becker).— Domini: Thoughts on Christian Art (Rev. R. St. Connington's Æneid (Rev. James Davies).—Ancilla John Tyrwhitt).-Professor Zeller's Development of Monotheism among the Greeks.-The Lake Public Schools: II. (Rev. Thomas Markley).-NoDwellings of Switzerland (Rev. H. H. Wood).tices of Books. London and New York: Alexander Strahan, Publisher.

The Catholic World. April.

Church and State.-The Olive Branches in Gethsemane.-The Story of a Sister.-The Church and the Sinner.-Modern Writers of Spain.-The GodThe Cross.-Robert; or, Influence of a Good frey Family: concluded.-Kettle Song.-Ritualism. Mother. Lecky's History of Rationalism. — A Dream. A Talk about Paris.-Dr. Bacon on Conversions to the Catholic Church.-Athlone and Aughrim.-Asperges Me!-Ancor-Viat; a New Giant City.-Planting of the Cross.-Miscellany.-New Publications. New York: L. Kehoe.

[ocr errors]

BOOK NOTICES.

sonal memoirs which abound in French literature. For many years Madame Récamier reigned in society as a queen, and the bulk of the present volume is made up of letters addressed to her by various nobilities. Those of Chateaubriand alone give us an autobiography of the last twenty-five years of his life. It is an extremely readable work, full of curious personal incidents.

President Reed, of Pennsylvania. A Reply to Mr.
George Bancroft and Others. pp. 132. Philadel
phia Howard Challen and John Campbell.
Mr. Bancroft seems to have been rather unfortu-

nate with the last volume of his "History of the United States." Its accuracy in different respects has been impugned in various quarters, and can only be tested by minute investigations, of which we have an admirable illustration in the present essay. Mr. Reed writes with polish and vigor, and with full knowledge of the subject-matter. In the work before us he not only disproves the statements and innuendoes of Mr. Bancroft, but enters

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

APRIL 1, 1867.

upon a general defence of President Reed. The publication will make a decided impression on the mind of the reader by the testimony it accumulates, the trenchant manner in which the argument is conducted, and the general ability it displays. History of the Dividing Line and other Tracts. From the Papers of William Byrd, of Westover, in Virginia, Esquire. 2 vols. pp. xix., 233; 276. Richmond, Va.

The Siege of Savannah, by the combined American and French Forces under the Command of Gen. Lincoln and the Count d'Estaing in the autumn of 1779. pp. 187. Albany: J. Munsell.

The Siege of Charleston by the British Fleet and Army under the Command of Admiral Arbuthnot and Sir Henry Clinton, which terminated with the surrender of the place on the 12th of May, 1780. pp. 224. Albany: J. Munsell.

The language which would properly commend the manner in which Mr. Munsell has issued these volumes would, we fear, in the ears of those who have not yet seen them, sound like sheer extravagance. They are, in all respects, among the most beautiful specimens of typography and of bookmaking, which have ever issued from the Ainerican press. Printing, letter-press, and paper, are of a character which we have seldom seen surpassed. They reflect the highest degree of credit on Mr. Munsell, and may be pointed to, at home and abroad, as a superior specimen of workmanship and taste. The contents possess an intrinsic historical value. The two volumes of the Byrd manuscripts contain many papers which have not heretofore been printed, and those which have in part been heretofore printed are now faithfully furnished in their integrity from the original manuscript. The narratives of the siege of Charleston and of Savannah are made up from Rivington's "Royal Gazette," and other contemporaneous documents which are here textually reproduced. They contain some very curious particulars. The edition of the Byrd manuscript is limited to 200 copies, and that of the other works to 100 copies each. Librarians, collectors, and general readers interested in this department of our history, should not delay supplying themselves.

RELIGIOUS.

Silence of Scripture. By the Rev. Francis Wharton, D. D., LL. D. pp. xii., 122. Boston: E. P.

Dutton & Co.

We have here a small but thoughtful and profitable volume. It regards the silence of God's word as itself inspired. Accordingly it investigates in successive chapters the silence of Revelation upon the several topics of the creation of the world, the origin of evil, divination, liturgy, creeds, the Virgin Mary, the Lord's personal appearance and its relations; all these subjects are discussed in a vein of thoughtfulness, accompanied with observations and suggestions many of which are rather new in themselves or in the mode of their presentation. Ecce Deus: Essays on the Life and Doctrine of Jesus Christ; with Controversial Notes on "Ecce Homo." pp. 363. This volume, as is indicated by the title, is suggested by the somewhat famous "Ecce Homo." In some respects there are teachings in the two volumes which are coincident, but the author of the work in hand considers that in "Ecce Homo" the unprecedented conditions under which Christ became incarnate are overlooked or ignored, and that consequently its reasoning has taken a wrong point of departure and has resulted in sophistical and untenable conclusions. The present work does not, Ponly to that which pre

Boston: Roberts Brothers.

ut to ho 0

ceded it, but it claims to be an examination of the life and doctrine of Christ conducted on independent ground, although it contains a chapter of nearly fifty pages of "controversial notes." The radical difference is that in "Ecce Deus" the Incarnation

is that which gives a superhuman origin to Christianity, and significance to the claims of its Founder; or, as is stated at the close of the first chapter, "Christ must be more than a good man or worse than the worst man. If he be not God, he is the Devil."

MEDICAL.

The Indigestions; or, Diseases of the Digestive Organs Functionally Treated. By Thomas King Chambers. pp. v., 287. Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea. In 1856 the author published a volume on the subject of the present treatise, treating it, however, anatomically. The present volume is not a new edition, but a new work, in which notes of cases occurring in private and in hospital practice are classified and arranged, with a running commentary of observations, expressed briefly and appositely, and with considerable liveliness of style. It is therefore a treatment of the subject functionally. An important part of the discussion is the chapter on the habits of social life leading to indigestion, one that can be readily understood by the intelligent non-medical reader. The author does not regard a sedentary life as an originator of dyspepsia, unless joined to some other cause.

The Half-Yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: being a Critical Digest of the Principal British and Continental Medical Works published in the preceding six months. Vol. XLIV., July-December, 1866. pp. viii., 299. Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea.

the practitioner, makes its periodical appearance This summary of medical science, so valuable to among us in due time, and will doubtless be received with its usual favor. Papers relating to cholera occupy a large space in the department de

voted to acute diseases.

MILITARY. Mosby and his Men; a Record of the Adventures of that Renowned Partisan Ranger, John S. Mosby [Colonel C. S. A.], including the Exploits of Smith, Chapman, Richards, Turner, Russell, Glasscock, and the Men under them. By J. Marshall Crawford, of Company B. pp. 375. The Shenandoah; or, the Last Confederate Cruiser. By Cornelius E. Hunt (one of the officers). pp. 273.

G. W. Carleton & Co., New York, publish each of these. They are interesting chapters in the history of the late war, narrated from a Southern standpoint. The Mosby volume gives a detailed account of that officer's diversified adventures, the narrative

being written in a plain matter-of-fact style, without the affectation of literary merit. In the sketch of the operations of the Shenandoah is a list of the prizes captured by her: they were thirty-eight in number, together with 1,053 prisoners.

FICTION.

David Copperfield. By Charles Dickens. With twenty-five original illustrations from designs by H. K. Browne. pp. 264. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers.

This is another instalment of the "Author's American Edition" of Dickens' works now in course of publication by the Messrs. Peterson. They have given this designation to their edition because they state that they, "in connection with Harper & Brothers, New York, are the only publishers

APRIL 1, 1867.

America of the works of Charles Dickens that have | we could complete our reading of it. Now that we ever paid anything for the manuscript and ad- have perused it from beginning to end, and had vanced sheets of his various works." opportunity to reflect upon its statements and arguThe Initials; a Story of Modern Life. By the ments, we desire to call attention to it as a most Baroness Tautphoeus. pp. vi., 402. T. B. Peter- remarkable work. We cannot undertake, within a son & Brothers. brief space, to present all the conclusions sought to be reached, much less the reasonings by which they are maintained. We may say in a few words that the reader whose knowledge of the Pyramids does not pass beyond what is usually contained in the current works on the subject, will find on perusing this volume that he simply knows nothing of Pyramid Science. What we have here is an entirely new revelation, and, if true, one of the most remarkable ones of modern times. We do not mean to say that the credit of the investigation is due to Professor Smyth, for it is mainly based upon John Taylor's book, which appeared in London in 1859, entitled "The Great Pyramid; why was it built, and who built it?" Mr. Taylor's general views are, however, here supplemented and enforced by many additional considerations. The general proposition of both authors is, that the Great Pyramid, besides first of all furnishing the sacred people with the original types of their several measures of space, time, weight, and capacity, was devised likewise for the metrology of all nations, and has been by them unconsciously so employed, to a great extent, and continues its existence in the world to declare that purpose and show forth the means employed. This, of course, involves a thorough and accurate geometrical measurement of the various parts of the Pyramid, all of which is given in detail as the basis for the induction made. If the things stated are merely coincidences, they are among the most singular ones ever developed in archæological inquiries. The subject is of course closely connected with the "Metric System," to which attention is now being directed both in England and this country. The work is copiously illustrated, and Mr. Strahan having just returned from a tour in the East when it was ready for the press, took a personal interest in bringing it out in a style commensurate with the attractive problem

The story here told has been a popular one, both in England and this country, ever since its first appearance. It is a contrast to the English novel of social life, which we have had served up to us in so many tiresome repetitions, for it carries us to Germany, and introduces us to a new and fresh set of scenes, characters, and customs. The authoress is said to be an English lady, but married and settled in Germany. "Maga" Stories. pp. 325. New York: G. P. Putnam & Son. There are seventeen stories in this volume which is one of the series of "Putnam's Railway Classics." All of the stories, with a single exception, are from the earlier volumes of "Putnam's Monthly." The Rich Husband. By Mrs. J. H. Riddell, author of "George Geith," etc. pp. 414. Philadelphia:

T. B. Peterson & Brothers.

which it discusses.

Mrs. Riddell is the writer of numerous stories, some of which have been quite successful. Her last novel is here given complete in one neatlybound volume.

The Personal History of David Copperfield. By
Charles Dickens. With original illustrations by
S. Eytinge, Jr. pp. vi., 494. Boston: Ticknor &
Fields.

We have here another volume of the handy and neat "Diamond Dickens." Mr. Eytinge's illustrations are sixteen in number, engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Anthony.

POETRY.

Religious Poems. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. With illustrations. pp. 107. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. There are twenty-nine poems in this little volume. They furnish an excellent illustration of the poetic ability of the authoress. "A day in the Pamfili Doria" is very very happily conceived and expressed. The paper, typography, and binding of the volume are excellent.

JUVENILE.

Ministering Children Library. 4 vols. pp. 294, 279, 272, 270. New York: Robert Carter & Bros. The volumes forming this series, as they have been separately published, have met with marked favor. They are written by Maria Louisa Charlesworth, author of a number of juvenile works, of which "Ministering Children" has been the most successful, over seventy thousand copies, it is said, having been sold in England. It is here reprinted entire, together with the "Sequel." The volumes are illustrated by Andrews, Foster, Goodall, and others, and are neatly put up in a box forming an attractive set.

Edged Tools. By the author of the "Win and Wear" series, etc. pp. 316.

David Aspinall, the Wanderer in Africa: a Tale illustrating the Thirty-Second Psalm. By A. L. O. E., authoress of "Clarmont Tales," etc. pp. 137. Robert Carter & Brothers, New York, publish these, and each is by a favorite writer of juveniles.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid. By Professor
C. Piazzi Smyth, F. R. S. S. L. and E., Astrono-
mer Royal for Scotland. pp. xvi., 400. Lon-
don: Alexander Strahan & Co.
A notice of this volume has been delayed until

The Market Assistant: Containing a Brief Description of Every Article of Human Food Sold in the Public Markets of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn, including the Various Wild Animals, Poultry, Game, Fish, Vegetables, Fruits, etc. With Many Curious Incidents and Anecdotes; by Thomas F. De Voe, author of "The Market Book," etc. pp. 455. New York: Hurd & Houghton.

The first volume of Mr. De Voe's "Market Book" attracted a good deal of attention. The present volume, the second, is marked by the same general characteristics. It is full of curious, interesting and instructive information about the things we eat, and is equally valuable for the house-keeper and the gourmand,

PAMPHLETS RECEIVED.

The Prince of this World; a treatise on the Casting
out of Satan, with a New Rendering of his Siu
and Fall, founded on the words of Jesus. pp. 47.
Cincinnati: J. D. Thorpe. Philadelphia: Smith,
English & Co.

The New York Teacher, for March, 1867. Albany:
J. Munsell.

The Pennsylvania School Journal, for March.
Lancaster: William B. Wiley, 1867.
The Rebellion Record; a Diary of American Events
-1860-64. Parts LX. and LXI. By D. Van
Nostrand.

« PrécédentContinuer »