Slike stranica

Cornhill magazine for September.

"G. A. writes a valuable paper on Old English clans', in which he collects a formidable amount of evidence from the clan-names that may be traced in England to prove that survivals of totemism can be found even in our Anglo-Saxon progenitors at all events, that many patronymics are derived from a supposed plant or animal descent." Acad., Sept. 10. Cox, Sir G: W.

Introduction to the science of comparative mythology and folk-lore.

"A pleasant book to read, it will no doubt attract many towards a most interesting subject. Sir G: Cox appears to have ignored almost everything which has been recently published on mythology in general. He does not seem to be in the least conscious that any discredit has been thrown upon his favorite system of mythological interpretation. Accordingly he speaks as dogmatically as ever about the identity of the sun with almost every hero of olden times, and he has not even learned the value of caution in dealing with fairy tales." -Athenæum, May 14.

Damascus, Pope. Opuscula et gesta.
Davids, A. L.

Grammaire turke; précédée d'un discours prélim. sur la langue et littérature des nations orientales; avec un vocab., etc.; tr. de l'anglais par Mme. S. Davids. Dodge, Mary Abigail, of Hamilton, (pseud. Gail Hamilton). Divine guidance; memorial of A. W. Dodge.

Edda Sæmundar hinns Fróda. 3 v.
Fabre, F. Mon oncle Célestin.


"Un drame poignant où l'intérêt ne languit pas un instant. Il a pour cadre les rudes montagnes de Cévennes, pour héros un saint et presque un ange, pauvre curé de campagne, victime des tracasseries, des haines, des piqûres et des morsures d'insectes nuisibles acharnés contre sa candeur et sa vertu."- Maxime Gaucher in Rev. pol. et lit., 19 fév.

Flammarion, C. Voyages aériens.

"His impressions, studies and log-books during 12 scientific ascensions in balloons." Publishers' weekly, June 11.

Fleury, J: Marivaux et le marivaudage.

"Montrer le Marivaux que chacun connaît, la belle affaire! Mais montrer le Marivaux qu'on ne connaissait pas, voilà ce qui est un vrai succès d'amour propre. Cette tentation, M. J: Fleury n'y a pas résisté. Il est heureux de nous presenter un Marivaux réformateur, ennemi des préjugés, irrité des inégalites sociales, enfin s'élançant vaillamment à l'assaut des injustices et des préjugés. Si l'on résiste à M. Fleury au sujet de son Marivaux inconnu, on sera d'accord avec lui sur le Marivaux connu, qu'il nous fait mieux connaitre encore par le précision et la délicatesse de ses analyses. Les pages où il étudie l'influence de Marivaux sur la littera. ture, cherchant en notre siècle les traces du marivaudage et passant une revue rapide des marivaudeurs, sont ingénieuses et piquantes." - Marime Gaucher in Rev. pol. et lit., 19 fév.

Froude, R: Hurrell. Remains. 2 pts. in 4 v.

Contents. [Pt. 1,] v. 1. Private journal. Occasional thoughts. Essay on the age favorable to works of fiction. Letters to friends, 1823-36. Poems. Sayings in conversation. Appendix: Extracts from Journal. Sermons. [1,] v. 2. 2, v. 1. Essay on rationalism as shown in the interpretation of Scripture; and other essays on ecclesiastical subjects. 2, v. 2. History of the contest between Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Henry II., King of England.

[blocks in formation]
[ocr errors]

"The space which intervenes between the end of Owen's British fossil mammals and birds' and the beginning of Bell's British quadrupeds' should be bridged over by a history of those species that have become extinct in historic times. The latter book begins too late, and the former ends too early. This is the more unfortunate as it is calculated to make English readers lose sight of what is by some considered one of the fundamental truths of zoology - namely, the continuity of life on the earth. Mr. Harting's book relates to the bear, the beaver, the reindeer, the wild boar, and the wolf; and there is a supplementary essay on Wild white cattle'. We would suggest to him essays on the black rat, now all but extinct; on the roe now extinct in England, and existing only by sufferance in Scotland; and on the red deer, once plentiful in many parts of England, but now wild only on Exmoor. It will be most interesting to trace the gradual diminution in size caused by restriction of range, and systematic destruction of the largest specimens." Sat. rev.. Feb. 26.

[ocr errors]

Harvard register; Jan. 1880-July 1881. 3 v.
Hauff, W: Sämmtliche Werke. 10 v.

Contents. Vol. 1. Schwab, G. W: Hauff's Leben.-
Grüneisen, C: Rede nach W: Hauff's Beerdigung ge
sprochen. Gedichte. Skizzen. 2-3. Lichtenstein.
4-5. Mährchen für Söhne und Töchter gebildeter Stände.
6. Mittheilungen aus den Memoiren des Satan. - Der
Festtag im Fegefeuer. - Der Fluch. 7. Der Mann im
Mond. 8. Der Mann im Mond. - Contrsverspredigt
über H. Clauren und den Mann im Mond. 9. Othello.
Die Bettlerin vom Ponts des Arts. Jud Süss.
Das Bild des Kaisers. - Die letzten Ritter von Marien.
burg. Die Sängerin.
Phantasten im Bremer Raths-

Heath, R: F. Himly, L: A:

Albrecht Dürer.

Histoire de la formation territoriale

des états de l'Europe centrale. 2 v. Contents. Vol. 1. Géographie physique de l'Europe centrale. Géographie historique générale de l'Europe centrale. La monarchie autrichienne. 2. La monarchie prussienne. -La petite Allemagne. - La Suisse.Le Pays-Bas et la Belgique. House, E: H. Japanese episodes.

"Outline sketches portraying the characteristics of rural society, and a picturesque love affair; glimpses of the scenic beauties for which Japan is justly famous; the amusing interchange of hospitalities between foreigners and natives in diplomatic circles, and the history of a day in a Japanese theatre. Contains much that is new with regard to the domestic life of the Japanese, their amusements and native refinement in intercourse."


Jackson, Mrs. H. M., formerly Mrs. Hunt. Mercy Philbrick's choice. (No name ser.) w5r-13M

Jennings, L: J. Rambles among the hills in the peak of Derbyshire, and the South Downs. "The writer's true enjoyment is in rambling in country byways and amidst lonely hills, in talking to rustics at their work, in taking his homely meals at wayside inns, in listening to the songs of birds, and in striking across country, with a contempt for the obstacles which daunt Cockney tourists."- Spectator, March 19.

Le Fanu, J. S. The Purcell papers; with a memoir by A. P. Graves. 3 v. VEF L52P Contents. Vol. 1. Memoir of J. 8. Lefanu; by A. P. Graves. The ghost and the bone setter. The fortunes of Sir R. Ardagh. The last heir of Castle Connor. The drunkard's dream. 2. Passage in the secret history of an Irish countess. The bridal of Carrigvarah. Strange event in the life of Schalken the painter. Scraps of Hibernian ballads. 3. Jim Sulivan's adventures in the great snow. - A chapter in the history of a Tyrone family. - An adventure of Hardress Fitzgerald, a Royalist captain. The quare gander'. Malowney's taste of love and glory.


The genius of the late Mr. Sheridan Le Fanu was of a chill and curdling nature. No author more frequently caused a reader to look over his shoulder in the dead hour of night. None made a nervous visitor feel more uncomfortable in the big, bleak bedrooms of old Highland houses. Mr. Le Fanu did not deal much in actual ghosts. His apparitions were much more fearful. Carmilla is a tale that every parent should make haste not to place in the hands of the young. Neither Poe nor Richepin ever invented anything more horrible than the dusky, undu. lating, nocturnal shape of her who was a fair woman by daylight and an insatiate fiend at night. M. Le Fanu's skill in the weaving of plots was greater, we think, than that of Mr. Wilkie Collins, as his humor was more spontaneous aud less mechanical. Wylder's hand' is a very well managed story."-- Saturday review, June 19.

[ocr errors]

"Some stories exceed in mystery and realism any of his longer tales. As a set off to these horrors there are some humorous tales redolent of national fun."— Athenaum, May 15, 1880. Maris, E:, M.D.

Historic sketch of the coins of New Jersey, with specimens of the Mark Newbie coppers, and the issues of 1786-88. Mark Rutherford, Autobiography of, Dissenting minister; ed. by his friend Reuben Shapcott.

wбF M34

"It shows decided cleverness of construction, power of analysis, a certain amount of thought (although it is thought in a young stage), now and then not a little glow of emotion, and almost a total want of imagination.

What is especially evident in the book is, that the author is writing from personal experience; and if so, deserves the keenest pity, as never did man or woman suffer more profound misery than the unlucky Mark Rutherford, with his sceptical brain and dyspeptic spirits." Spectator.

Matthews, J. B. French dramatists of the 19th


Contents. Preface. Brief chronology of the French
drama in the 19th cent. The romantic movement.
Hugo. - Dumas. Scribe. — Augier. Dumas fils.
Sardou. - Feuillet. - Labiche. Meilhac and Halévy.
Zola and the present tendencies of French drama.
- Index.

Montaigne, M. de. Essais, d'après l'édition de
1588; avec notes, etc., par H. Motheau et D.
Jouaust, et précédés d'une note par S. De
Sacy. Vol. 4.

"La Librarie des bibliophiles a mis huit années à achever celui qu'elle voulait élever à Montaigne.

[blocks in formation]

Contents. Vol. 1. Flirts. - On Her Britannic Majesty's service. Semi-detached wives. 2. Noble lords. Young widows. Our silvered youth, or noble old boys. "The unsuspecting reader begins to peruse the first chapter: Flirts; about flirts in general; the ecclesiastical flirt; regimental flirt; the seaside flirt'; and leisurely advances to the chapter on the diplomatic service, when he becomes suddenly suspicious that all these ambassadors, secretaries and attachés who are here known as Sir Bland Badger, or Hugh Paladin, or the Honorable Peregrine Villiers Timmins, or Mr. Jenkins Bathurst Jenkinson-Jenkinson, are real persons introduced under thin disguises, and that the whole book is composed of notes taken by the author from life during his varied career. The suspicion becomes certainty when the chapter on 'Lords' is reached." The Critic, Aug. 27.

"The following is said to be a correct translation of some of the names in the book: Mr. Paradyse [Gladstone]; Lord Maunder [Hartington]; Marquis of Wreckworth [Salisbury]; Rt. Hon. Achan-Jericho Smith, Earl of Bethaven [Derby]; Duke of Scampington [Buckingham]; Lord Churchbury [Shaftesbury]; Lord Chousington [Carrington]; Marquis of Pynshed [Townshend]; Duke of Gambleton [Hamilton]." Nicolay, J: G. The outbreak of rebellion. (Campaigns of the Civil War, no. 1.)

[blocks in formation]

"Mrs. Paddock has been a resident of Salt Lake City for ten years, and knows Mormonism-root, branch, and fruit. Never a Mormon herself, she has yet boarded in Mormon families, has had Mormons in her own family, and has been surrounded by them on every side. Her husband has been in Utah since 1858. Her opportunities for studying this great national sore have therefore been ample, and in this book she probes it boldly, though, she confesses, not to the bottom." Literary world, July 16. Perrone, G. Prælectiones theologica. Ed. 21. 9 v. Phelps, A., D. D. The theory of preaching; lectures on homiletics. Pierson, II. W., D.D.


In the brush; or, Old-time social, political, and religious life in the southwest, [1853-58]; with illust.

"Not only gives a good idea of the life of a circuit rider, but illustrates the way in which politics were conducted in that region, and gives an insight into the everyday life of the inhabitants." Pradier-Fodéré, P: L: E.

matique. 2 v.

Cours de droit diplo

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

Rosières, R.

Histoire de la société française au Moyen-Age, [987-1483].

"Cette érudition, que nous ne regardons plus comme le luxe de l'historien, mais comme l'aliment le plus nécessaire à son train de vie et la monnaie courante dont il a besoin pour se mettre dans la circulation, permet à M. Raoul Rosières de meubler et d'orner son ouvrage d'une foule de choses intéressantes et de menus détails. Mais c'est un excès de scupule que de vouloir expliquer toute l'histoire d'une caste religieuse en écartant absolument la portion d'influence qui a dû résulter, pour cette caste, de l'élévement religieux lui-même. L'histoire de la société française au Moyen-Age, dans sa forme un peu systématique sans doute, est bien une véritable histoire vivante et complète, et M. Raoul Rosières aura très honorablement contribué à rétablir la physionomie réelle de cette époque si longtemps défigurée par les écrivains." -II. Depasse in Rev. pol. et lit.

Rossetti, C. G. A pageant, and other poems.



"The leading poem is an allegory, personifying the months, part of them by boys and part by girls, with robins, lambs, and other birds and animals for subordinate characters. The piece strikes us at once as well fitted to be enacted in the parlor by a company of boys and girls, who, with a little costuming, and a few simple stage properties, might make it an attractive tableau vivant'. Miss Rossetti's measures have often a labored originality, which it requires some care on the part of the reader to follow; but occasionally she falls into a strain of the truest melody, and carols blithely like a bird."

[ocr errors]

"Anything sweeter or more beautiful, and at the same time more subtly conceived, than the title poem of Miss Rossetti's new volume it would be difficult to desire." — T. Hall Caine in the Academy, Aug. 27.

"Miss Rossetti's love of allegory and symbol is, even in these days, a noticeable feature of her poetry. There are some charming sonnets in the volume." Athenæum, Sept. 10.

Rushbrooke, W: G: Synopticon; an exposition of

the common matter of the synoptic Gospels. Sarrans, B. A., called Sarrans jeune.


[blocks in formation]

Scudder, H. E. Boston town.

"Easy and attractive talk of an old gentleman to his two grandsons in long walks about town to visit historical places. The dryness of historical detail if it can be supposed to be dry in this case is relieved by the conversational vehicle in which it is administered, the boys doing their part with the freshness and brightness of clever lads."

ed. The children's book; a col. of stories and
poems; with illust.

Selosse, R. Traité de l'annexion au territoire français et de son démembrement.

"Cet ouvrage a le mérite d'être le premier où aient été traitées dans leur ensemble les nombreuses et délicates questions qui naissent d'une modification dans le territoire des États. Le travail fait honneur à l'auteur qui avait à vaincre de grandes difficultés pour rassembler des matériaux épars et pour les mettre en œuvre. M. Sclosse rendu un véritable service à la science en publiant son livre." L. Renault in Revue de droit international, v. 12. 1880.

Chapters in the

Simpson, W. S., Minor Canon. history of Old Saint Paul's. Spalding, J. L. Life of M. J. Spalding, Archbishop of Baltimore.

Spencer, J: Things new and old; or, A store-house of similes, etc. 2 v.

Stanhope, G: A paraphrase and comment upon the Epistles and Gospels, appointed to be used in the Church of England. 4 v. Stoddard, W: 0. The quartet; a sequel to Dab Kinzer. W5F ST64Q

Sumner, W: G., and others. Political economy and political science; a priced and classified list of books recommended for general reading. (Economic tracts, no. 2.)

Symington, A. J. Wm. Wordsworth; a biographical sketch, with selections from his writings in poetry and prose. 2 v.

"The principal incidents in the life of Wordsworth are presented briefly and simply, and interwoven with them, in due chronological order, are accounts of the poet's literary productions both in prose and verse, with appropriate illustrative selections. Making no pretence of original research or deep critical insight, Mr. Syming ton has produced a readable and useful book." Theatrum pacis: tractatuum atque instrumentorum præcipuorum, 1647-60, in Europa initorum et conclusorum collectio. Pars altera, 1660-85.

Tyler, K. E. A Scandinavian summer.

"Many curious instances are quoted with reference to the manners and customs of the people. The style of the book is easy and familiar, the form of a personal narrative being retained throughout." Tyrwhitt, Rev. St. J: Greek and gothic; progress and decay in the three arts of architecture, sculpture, and painting.

"Interesting and readable essays but little more than a résumé of the more popularly attractive portions of previous articles by the same writer in Smith's Dictionary of Christian antiquities and The art teaching of the primitive church." -J. W. Bradley in Acad., Sept. 17. Wentworth, J: Early Chicago: Fort Dearborn;

an address at the unveiling of the memorial tablet to mark the site of the Block-House, May 21, 1881; added, notes and appendix. Westminster rev., Sept.

"Mr. W. M. W. Call the author of the notable article on George Eliot, her life and writings', in the current number of the Westminster review." - Athenæum, Sept. 17.

Wheeler, W: A. Who wrote it? an index to the authorship of the more noted works in ancient and modern literature; ed. by C: G. Wheeler. Whitaker, E., D.D. History of Southold, L. I.; its first century.

William Salt Archæological Soc. Collections for a history of Staffordshire. Vol. 1. World of wonders, A; or, Marvels in animate and inanimate nature; with illust. Young, C. A. The sun; with illust. (Int. sci. ser.) "Presents in an admirably concise and lucid manner the net results of astronomical research in regard to the Sun."

Zachariä, K: S. Vierzig Bücher vom Staate. 7 v.

Andrews, W: Punishments in the olden time. "Describes the ducking stool, brank, pillory, stocks, drunkard's cloak, whipping post, riding the stang, and other mediæval punishments." Audsley, W: J. and G: A.

A popular dictionary

of architecture and the allied arts. Vol. 1, 2. "This is a dictionary of architecture, including other cognate subjects useful to be known by all who make architecture their study. For example, in addition to the ordinary terms used in architecture, explanations are given of those referred to in sculpture and carved ornamentation; to painting in fresco, oil, tempera, etc.; to the decorative arts; Christian iconography and symbolism; costumes, both ancient and modern; in short, the plan of the work is exceedingly comprehensive, and it seems to be judiciously and carefully carried out in every way, the explanations given being proportioned in length to the importance of the term; and they are set forth in a clear and concise manner, with numerous illustrations, where necessary, from all styles of architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance."- Art Journal.

Barbour, G: M. Florida for tourists, invalids, and settlers.

"The writer of this book had special facilities for learning all about Florida in a long residence there, when he engaged in a vocation which required him to visit all its most prominent places."-Publishers' weekly, Nov. 12. Barth, A. The religions of India; auth. trans. by Rev. J. Wood. (Trübner's Orient. ser.) "The product of original studies by a scholar of emiwho is specially versed in the study of religions. nence, At the same time truly learned, and in the best sense popular."

Benson, E. Gaspara Stampa; with sel. from her

[ocr errors]

sonnets; tr. by G: Fleming [Miss J. Fletcher]. "The sympathies of the reader are so skillfully aroused in favor of the Sappho of Venice' by the clever pen of the artist Benson that the sonnets of that unhappy lady, as translated by the author of 'Kismet', fall coldly enough. Whether this is the fault of Gaspara Stampa or her young editress is an open question. The work is done smoothly and intelligently, but the result is a somewhat dull series of poems. The value of the book, so far as literary matter is concerned, lies in the picture of Venice given by Mr. Benson."

Besant, W., and Rice, J. Sir Richard Whittington, Lord Mayor of London. (The new Plutarch.)

"Nothing in these pages is more noteworthy than the abounding and buoyant enthusiasm with which Mr. Besant celebrates the deeds of Whittington, and the glories of the great city with the history of which his name will be forever associated." Spectator, Oct. 15. Bunbury, E. H. History of ancient geography

among the Greeks and Romans, till the fall of the Roman Empire. 2 v.

"Aims to supply an historical review of its subject as a whole, for English readers, who have hitherto been compelled to have recourse to German treatises now considerably behind the times in consequence of increased critical and physical knowledge, or to be satisfied with separate articles on details of particular localities or dates. Physical and mathematical geography are here included with the descriptive and historical aspects, so that the absolute condition of geographical knowledge at every successive period is capable of immediate appreciaThe numerous maps are intended to bring


[ocr errors]

before the reader the general outline of the geographical systems formed by successive writers, so far as may be extracted from their writings alone." - Roy. Geog. Soc. Proceedings, Jan. 1880.

Bynner, E. L. Damen's ghost. (Round-robin ser.) W5F.B99D

"Based in part upon a cause célèbre. The interest of the plot, although ingenious and novel, is however of far less merit than the vivid graphic portraiture of character, so true that one is forced to the conclusion that the writer has drawn, perhaps to a dangerous degree, from life. The book is full of subtle thrusts at the follies of well-to-do society." - Boston advertiser. Cooper, C: H: Memorials of Cambridge, enl. from the work of J. Le Keux; [illust.] by Le Keux, Storer, and Farren. 3 v.

[ocr errors]

"John Le Keux (father of Ruskin's Le Keux) was unrivalled as an engraver of Gothic architecture, which he thoroughly studied. His Cambridge illustrations are among the finest of his works, and the historical sketches, by the eminent antiquarian, T: Wright, for the most part, are full of interest."

Cornhill magazine, Oct.

"An article on the French and English police systems' deserves reading, especially by those whose notions of the French police are derived from Gaboriau's novels, and who want a little more explanation of the working of the system." - Academy, Oct. 8. Deutsche Rundschau, October.

"Opens with a pretty little story of Paul Heyse.". Academy, Oct. 22.

Dickens, C: Letters; ed. by his sister-in-law and eldest daughter. Vol. 3.

"His letters are as attractive to the reader now as they were long since to the friends to whom they were addressed. They bring him into immediate relation with a mind and heart of extraordinary vigor and sweetness; and it is not easy to peruse them without being in some sort bettered by the act of perusal. They are a complete revelation of their author, of his courage, his humanity, his indomitable purpose, his inexhaustible benevolence, his unflagging vivacity, his admirable sense of selfrespect, his robust and engaging egoism, his high spirits, his unswerving conscientiousness, as an artist and as a man." - Athenæum, Nov. 19.

Draper, L. C. King's Mountain and its heroes; history of the battle of King's Mt., Oct. 7, 1780; with portraits, maps, and plans. "A contribution to the history of the Revolutionary struggle in the South, and of the victory of the Whig border leaders over Tory opposition." - Pub. weekly, Nov. 5.

Du Chaillu, P. B. The land of the midnight Sun; journ. through Sweden, Norway, etc. 2 v.

"It is impossible to open this book anywhere without lighting upon something new and interesting." ― Boston d. e. traveller.

Edinburgh review, Oct.

"We understand that the first article in the Edinburgh review, upon Dean Stanley, which has attracted so much attention, is from the pen of Sir G: Cox." Academy,

Oct. 29.

Elwell, Rev. E. S. The boy colonists.

A brief and plain narrative of what occurred to a settler in the province of Otago, New Zealand, during the years 1859-67.

Fifty years of the House of Lords; repr. from the Pall Mall gazette'. 3d ed.

"Its aim, which it has fulfilled admirably, is to give a sort of bird's-eye view of the influence of the House of Lords on the legislation of the country during the last fifty years." Spectator, Aug. 20.

[ocr errors]

Foggo, A. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Baconsfield; a biography. Vol. 2.

"This is the second volume of a work begun by a different author, Mr. T. P. O'Connor. The continuation by Mr. Foggo will not suffer by comparison." Fortnightly review, Nov. 1881.

"The only fault of Sir H. Maine's lecture on 'The king in his relation to early civil justice' is that it is difficult to read, for the mass of thought it provokes. It is choked with learning and reflection, and abounds in side-remarks."- Spectator, Nov. 5.

Fothergill, J. Kith and kin. 3 v. (Leisure hour ser.)

VEF F82K "Clever and wholesome book." - C. Monkhouse in Acad., Oct. 29.

"The second hero will prove that Miss Fothergill has the power, which so few ladies possess, of drawing a gentleman."— Athenæum, Oct. 22.

Frost, T: Forty years' recollections, literary and political.

"A work by a Chartist leader, covering the ground of the Owenian, Chartist, Communist, and other revolutionary ferments." - Athenæum, Aug. 28, 1880. Gascoigne, T. Loci e libro veritatum; passages sefected from Gascoigne's Theol. dictionary illust. the condition of Ch. and state, 140358; with introd. by J. E. T. Rogers.

[ocr errors]

"To treat stuff like this as sober testimony of a gen uinely pious Christian is really absurd; but what a triumph for Gascoigne's ghost that some one has been found to believe him at last! Mr. Rogers in an introduction of 90 pages proceeds upon the assumption that Gascoigne's pasquinade is to be taken seriously. It is provoking to read the introduction and to feel how near it comes of being worthy of high praise and yet how entirely it misses it. It can only be regarded as very sparkling and very clever, but very far from true." Athenæum, Sept. 3.

Gilder, W: H.

[ocr errors]


"Other writers of the time give us the details of civil war. Gascoigne is absolutely alone in showing us how the heart of the nation was stirred in matters affecting social and religious life." Academy. Gilbert, W. S. Original plays. 2d ser. VED G37 Contents. Broken hearts. Engaged. Sweethearts. Dan'l Druce. Tom Cobb. - The H. M. S. Pinafore. - Pirates of Penzance. sorcerer. Schwatka's search, in quest of the Franklin records; with maps and illust. "Lieut. Schwatka's search in quest of the Franklin records was one of the most important in its results made to the Arctic regions; it established many facts regarding Sir J: Franklin and his men and the records of the expedition which were matters of conjecture before; it made the longest sledge journey on record, having traversed 2819 miles." - Publishers' weekly, Nov. 12. Gottschalk, L: M. Notes of a pianist, during his

tours in the U. S., etc.; prec. by a biog. sketch; ed. by his sister, C. Gottschalk; tr. from the Fr. by R. E. Peterson.

"Gottschalk was a natural Bohemian, erratic and uncertain, of great abilities, often brilliant, sometimes

coarse, and unattractive. Such was he in private life. As a pianist and composer his talents were of the highest order, but it can hardly be said that he did the best work he could. This book is partly biographical and partly autobiographical. It presents a very excellent story of Gottschalk's life and adventures, especially during his professional tours in the United States, Canada, the Antilles, and South America. What Gottschalk has himself written is bright and amusing.”. - Boston post. Hassard, J: R. G. A Pickwickian pilgrimage. Holmes, W: R: Sketches on the shores of the Caspian, descriptive and pictorial.

Holst, H. von. Constitutional and political history of the U. S.: 1846-50.

"This volume will strengthen the impression made by the two that have preceded it-that the work is destined to be accepted by the world as the standard authority on American political history. It fills a place which is occupied by no other single work, and fills it so satisfactorily that it is not probable that any other writer will soon seek to go over the ground."-N. Y. tribune, Nov. 18. Howard, B. W. Aunt Serena. WбF H83A

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

"Spun out. Nor can it be said that the characters often elicit sympathy from their charm or nobility. For all that, 'The portrait of a lady' is a deeply interesting study of men and women, of motives and moods." Jewett, S. O. Country by-ways.


"Is genuine and trustworthy in its descriptions of New-England country life and character, full of exquisite touches, sympathetic and prompt to recognize all beauty and excellence, and written in a style of so charming grace and simplicity that it fascinates readers who can rightly appreciate these rare qualities." — Atlantic, Nov. Johnson, O. William Lloyd Garrison and his times; with an introd. by J: G. Whittier. New, rev., and enl. ed. Johnson, R. Phaeton Rogers; a novel of boy life. W5F 1622

Judd, J: W.

Volcanoes; what they are and what they teach; with illust. (Int. sci. ser.) "Eminently readable, clear, and stored with the best modern knowledge." - Westminster review, Oct. Kant, I. Text-book to Kant: The critique of pure reason; translation, reproduction, etc.; with biog. sketch, by J. H. Stirling.

[blocks in formation]

Hogan, M. P. New ed. "Among the younger generation of novelists we know none who writes so manifestly from the heart, and at the same time fully satisfies the demand of the critic for literary graces, whether in her longer or shorter pieces." - Academy, Oct. 22.

« PrethodnaNastavi »