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Bowring, Sir J. Autobiographical recollections. "A very readable story," says the Athenæum, yet complains that all the anecdotes are about myself' with adjectives in the superlative degree. Bradley, F. H. Mr. Sidgwick's Hedonism; an exam. of the Methods of ethics'. Brivois, J. Bibliographie de l'œuvre de P. J. de Béranger.


Brown, C. B. Canoe and camp life in Brit. Guiana. "Unsatisfactory"; "missed good opportunities". Buerstenbinder, E. Vineta.

Burnouf, E. L. La ville et l'Acropole d'Athènes

aux diverses époques.

An account of the archæological discoveries of Beulé and others, viewed in the light of modern ideas. Unlike most histories this begins with one of the latest epochs, the Turkish, and thence the investigation is pushed back through five others to the ante- Pelasgian. Burridge, F. W. Horticulture.

(Brit. indus

tries.) Butt, G. Dieudonnée. (Half-hour series.) The time of roses. (Half-hour series.) These stories are praised by the Academy. Carmina clericorum; Studentenlieder des Mittel


Carpenter, Wm. B., M.D. Mesmerism, etc., historically and scientifically considered.

By a decided disbeliever in spiritualism. A reply, by A. R. Wallace, is printed in Pop. science monthly, suppl., no. 5.

Chadbourne, P. A. Strength of men and stability

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of nations; sermons. Characteristics of old church architecture in the mainland and western islands of Scotland. Chatfield, A. W. Songs and hymns of earliest Greek Christian poets; trans. into English


Cherbuliez, V. Samuel Brohl and Company.
Not a novel of much interest. Ath.
One of Cherbuliez's best. C. d. C.
Collins, Mrs. Francis. Mortimer Collins.

A gossippy, readable sketch of a Bohemian pur sang, with liberal extracts from his letters and his verses. Collins wrote half a score of bright, improbable novels, sprinkled with verses, usually epigrammatic, sometimes poetical. Collins, Wilkie. Percy and the prophet. (Halfhour series.)


In Collins's usual style; a story with an ingenious plot told simply.

Comte, I. A. M. F. X. Lettres à J. S. Mill, 1841-46.

45 letters. "Self-sufficiency and arrogance appear in nearly all." Mill's answers, unfortunately, are not yet published.

Conway, Moncure D. Idols and ideals.

"Pleasantly written but of the sermon class, and rep resenting the views of an extreme party." Conwell, R. H. History of the great fire in St. John, June 1877.

Cournot, A. A. L'enchaînement des idées fondamentales dans les sciences et dans l'histoire. "Rare vigor of thought and a boldness and indepen. dence which will ensure him a lasting place in the his tory of philosophy of the 19th century." Acad. Crowe, J. A., and Cavalcaselle, G. B. Titian.


A mass of material with which former historians adorned the life of Titian is swept away, without giving us much beyond dry records and business-like correspondence in its place."- Mrs. Heaton in Ath.

Daudet, A. Jack; [trans.] by M. N. Sherwood. Daudet, E.

Contes choisis.

Le crime de Jean Mallory.

Davies, Rev. J. Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius.
(Ancient classics for English readers.)
Dawson, J. W. The dawn of life.
An account of the cozoön.

Deas, J. History of the [river] Clyde.
Denison, Lieut.-Col. G. T. History of cavalry.
Doudan, X. Mélanges et lettres. Vol. 3.

The three volumes of Doudan's letters have been to the Parisians what Macaulay's Life and Martineau's Autobiography have been to us. Droysen, J. G. Grundriss der Historik. 2e Aufl. Droz, G. Babolain. 25e éd.

The hero's capacity for being imposed upon is exasperating. Edwards, II. S. Slavonian provinces of Turkey. 2d ed.

Praised by the Ath. and Sat, rev.

Eichthal, G. d'. Sur les origines bu ldhiques de la
civilisation américaine. le pte. 1865.
Evans, A. J. Through Bosnia and the Herzegovina
on foot. 2d ed.

Fearon, D. School inspection. 3d ed.
Results of an experience of ten years.

Etude sur le philosophie en France au 19e siècle. 2e éd.

Fogg, W. P. Arabistan. Fortnum, C. D. E. Descriptive catalogue of the bronzes in the S. Kensington Museum, with introd. notice. With 25 photos and 9 etchings.

Freeman. The Ottoman power in Europe.

"He writes as only a man can write who is saturated with his subject. Every line shows that he knows all about it, and that his knowledge is not of recent date. He demonstrates the utter hopelessness of effecting any real change for the better through the instrumentality of the Turks in that part of Europe now under their control." Nation.

Freshfield, D. W. Italian Alps; sketches.

Freytag, G. Die Ahnen. 4e Abth.: Marcus König. Gardner, Francis. MEMORIAL.

Gebler, K. v. G. Galilei u. die römische Curié. "Well written and instructive."- Acad.

Gill, W. F. Life of E. A. Poe.

"Mr. Gill is a partisan of Poe's and loses no opportunity to expose and upbraid Dr. Griswold and other alleged defamers." Goedeke, K. Goethe's Leben und Schriften. Gonse, L. L'oeuvre de J. Jacquemont. Gould, S. Baring-. Yorkshire oddities. 3d ed. 2 v. Grant, Sir A. Aristotle. (Ancient classics for

English readers.)

Green, W. L. Vestiges of the molten globe, in
the figure of the earth, volcanic action, etc.
Believes in a present thin crust and molten interior.
Grimm, Herman. Göthe. 2 v.
Habberton, J. Other people's children.

Hale, E. E. G. T. T.; or, The wonderful adventures of a Pullman.

Hallock, C. Sportsman's gazetteer and general guide.

Handbook (Murray's] to the cathedrals of Eng. :

St. Albans.

Hetty's strange history. (No name ser.) Hoey, Mrs. C. Kate Cronin's dowry. (Half-hour series.)

Holdsworth, E. W. H. Sea fisheries.
Promenade autour
Huebner, J. A., Freiherr von.
du monde. Edition illustrée. 5e éd.

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James, H. The American.

"Reaches excitement without descending to sensation." Sat. rev.

Mr. James has read Balzac just a little too much and has fallen into the tendency to bestow refined dissection and analysis on characters which are not of sufficient intrinsic interest to deserve such treatment: yet the excellence of his manipulation forces one to interest oneself in his story."- Acad.

Jesse, J. H. Memoirs of celebrated Etonians.
Kavanagh, J. English women of letters.

Agreeable sketches of the earlier English novelists, Behn, Miss Fielding, D'Arblay, Charlotte Smith. Radcliffe, Inchbald, Edgeworth, Austen, Opie, Lady Morgan. Keats, J. Poetical works; ed., with a memoir, by Lord Houghton.

Kitchin. History of France. 3 v.

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Lange, F. A. History of materialism.

Polemic as well as historical.

Lawrence, E. Primer of Greek literature. (Half

hour series.)

Primer of Latin literature. (Half-hour ser.) LeHon, II. L'homme fossile en Europe, son industrie, ses mœurs, etc. 4e éd. Leigh, II. S. Jeux d'esprit.

Lodge, H. C. Life and letters of George Cabot.

A history of New England federalism. Gives new documents relating to the scheme to dissolve the Union in 1804, the Hartford Convention in 1814, etc. "The papers are excellently edited." MacDonald, G. The Marquis of Lossie.

"A much better book than the novel to which it is the sequel, Malcolm, though wildly improbable and heavily weighted with matter which has no business in a novel." Acad.

Macedo, J. M. de. Brazilian biographical annual. 3 v. McKeen, S. History of Bradford, Vt. McLean, John. History of the College of New Jersey. 2 v. Macquoid, K. S. series.)

Mill of St. Herbot. (Half-hour

Mansfield, R. B. Log of the Water Lily.

A pleasant account of the cruise of a four-oar on the German streams in 1851-52, one of the earliest trips of the sort.

Marcoartu, A. de. Internationalism; two prize


Marenholz-Bülow, B. Reminiscences of Froebel.
Michaelis, C. Antologia española; poesias liricas.
la pte.
Michelet, J.
Political lectures delivered in 1848.


Miln, J. Excavations at Carnac, Brittany [of the remains of a Gallo-Roman establishment]. With numerous woodcuts and chromos. Morley, J. Critical miscellanies. 2d series.

A style healthy and vigorous. Studies on Turgot, Robespierre, J. S. Mill, Taine's 'Ancien régime,' Ma. caulay, and Popular culture. Of Mill he is an enthusiastic but perfectly independent admirer. The essay on Robespierre is distinguished for its manful attempt at absolute fairness of treatment." - Ath.

Mullinger, J. B. Schools of Charles the Great

[i.e., Charlemagne].

A prize essay by a young man; learned, perhaps too learned.

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Reeve, H. Residence in Vienna and Berlin dur-
ing the eventful winter 1805-6.
A graphic picture.
Rémusat, Charles de.

Abélard, drame philoso

phique. Written in 1838, now first published. Reumont, A. von. Geschichte Toscana's. 2 v. "R. shows care, judgment, and discretion, but has not the gift of graphic description." - Acad. Rimmer, W. Art anatomy. Rink, H. Danish Greenland, its people and its products; with illustrations by the Eskimo. The author spent 16 winters and 22 summers in Greenland. Roberts, Sir R. Asia Minor and the Caucasus. Robinson, C. E. Cruise of the Widgeon. Ruskin, J. Mornings in Florence. 6: The shepherd's tower [i.e., Giotto's Campanile]. Schuebeler, F. C. Die Pflanzenwelt Norwegens. Schumann, R. Music and musicians; essays and criticisms; trans. by F. R. Ritter.

"Everybody who carefully studies these notices will be better prepared to enjoy music by entering into its many meanings, and by connecting it with the com. poser's personality.". Sut. rev. Seyd, E. The fall in the price of silver, its causes, consequences, and their possible avoidance. Shairp, J. C. Poetic interpretation of nature.

"The place of poetry in the interpretation of Nature, and the mode in which poets have represented her voice to mankind." "A true intellectual feast." Shakespeare. Midsummer night's dream, with

notes by Rolfe. Sheppard, J. B. Christ Church, Canterbury; mediaval letters rel. to [its] affairs. (Camden Soc.)

Simcox, Edith. Natural law; an essay in ethics. "Discusses the source and nature of obligation, -legal, moral, and religious. The object is to trace the common elements in laws 'properly so called', the moral law generally acknowledged, and the scientific laws

of nature."

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Towle, G. M. Brief history of Montenegro. Modern Greece.

Townley Hall mss.; Eng. Jacobite ballads, songs, and satires, etc.; ed. by A. B. Grosart. Spending of the money of Robt. Nowell of Reade Hall, Lancashire, 1568-80; ed. by A. B. Grosart.

Trollope, A. The American senator.

The horsey and hunting element prevails as largely as usual in his later novels. An American congressman is made the vehicle for satire on English customs, and in his person the peculiarities of some Americans are not unjustly ridiculed. "It is rumored that Trollope is beginning to let out' parts of his novels" as Dumas did.

Christmas at Thompson Hall. (Half-hour ser.) Trollope, T. A. Papal conclaves.

The modus operandi in a Papal election, not unlikely to be brought into requisition before many years, is fully described.

Trueba, A. de. Narraciones populares.
Turgenef, I. S. Terres vierges. 2e éd.
Eng. Virgin soil.

"Since his 'Fathers and sons' in 1863 nothing that T. has written has excited such intense interest as Virgin soil. Its masterly qualities, especially, as usual, in its delicious portraiture of the female character, are undeniable and unapproachable. The story contains sketches of revolutionary socialists, which are pronounced by a Russian critic real types; but he thinks that certain others should have been included to make a fair representation of the party." - Nation, Aug. 2. Unsere Zeit. 12r Jahrg., 2e Halfte.

Veitch, Prof. J. Lucretius and the atomic theory. Voss, S. M., Gräfin von. 69 years at the Court of


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Second Series.

No. 2. November 24, 1877.

Achard, L. A. E. Envers et contre tous. Nouv. éd. Alfieri, V. Life; with an essay by W. D. Howells. Allen, G. Physiological æsthetics.

"Mr. Allen's theory is that æsthetic pleasure is simply nerve stimulation well adjusted in degree to nerve nutrition, the balance between function and waste on the one hand and rest and repair on the other. He confines his investigations for the most part to the simpler and sensuous side of aesthetic feeling."

It might be worth while to compare this work with the chapters in which the French evolutionist, Léon Dumont, treats of taste, wit, grace, the picturesque, moral beauty, etc., in his "Theorie scientifique de la sensibilité."

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Darwin, C. Different forms of flowers on plants of the same species.

"A reprint, with add., of his celebrated papers on the dimorphic condition of primroses, which appeared in the Jour. of the Linnean Soc., 1862, as well as other papers rel. to the similar conditions met with in lythum, linum, and other plants." - Athen. Daudet, A. Contes choisis.

"Contains many stories which display a true and unforced pathos." Sat. rev. Jack.

"Shows a distinct advance on 'Fromont jeune' in originality and power."- Sat. rev.

"As regards composition and power Jack is inferior to Fromont jeune.” . Acad. Dawson, J. W. The origin of the world. De Cosson. Cradle of the Blue Nile [i.e. Abys

sinia]. 2 v.

Unusually well written travels in a country seldom de

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Delaunay, F. Moines et sibylles.

An essay on the Essenes and Therapeutæ, and the Greek and Hebrew sibyls.

De Leon, E. The Khedive's Egypt.

There is not a dull page in it, and yet it is as instructive as it is amusing. It really depicts the Khedive's Egypt, and shows Egypt as it is."- Exam.

Desnoiresterres, G. Le B. Voltaire et la société

française au 18e siècle: V. aux délices; V. et J. J. Rousseau; Son retour et sa mort. 3 v. Last volumes of a work "written with much spirit, zeal, and care".

Dodes Danz, Des; hrsg. von H. Baethcke. gart. Lit. Verein.)


Dolbear, A. E. The telephone.
Doudan, X. Mélanges et lettres. T. 4.

"Doudan never wrote without literary charm, without wit and knowledge of the world and books. Delightful humor, delicate judgment, modest wisdom." Atlantic. Ends with a brilliant essay on "Révolutions du goût".

"Doudan a vieilli, sa santé s'est altérée, il n'a plus autour de lui le même cercle d'admirateurs; le présent est triste, l'avenir plus sombre encore. Le voilà donc mécontent et aigri. Et néanmoins que de pages charmantes! Que de traits ingénieux! Quelle hauteur de dédain pour tout ce qui l'irrite!"- Rev. pol. et lit. Doussault, C. Le Vénus de Milo; doc. inéd.

Contains an account of an interview with M. Brest, who witnessed the discovery of the Venus.

Dowden, E. Shakspere. (Green's Lit. primers.)
Introductions to the several plays, and a sketch of
Shakespearian history to the present time.

"Sound and helpful throughout.” -
"- Acad.

Dufau, P. A. Souvenirs d'une jeune aveugle-née.

"Est-ce roman, est-ce histoire? Nous ne savons. étrange récit, plein d'un puissant et tendre intérêt. Dufau y développe à merveille les sensations à nulles autres pareilles de ces corps incomplets que la cécité retranche à part dans la vie sociale."

Several critics quoted in the preface dwell upon the wonderful skill with which the author has represented the feelings of a blind person; but neither the critics nor the author have been blind themselves.



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Fleury, J. Rabelais et ses oeuvres. 2 v.

"Gives a carefully selected anthology of extracts from the Pantagruel and the most satisfactory comment on the satirist's romance yet made."- Sat. rev.

"Cet ouvrage composé par un Français, professeur à P'Université de St. Pétersbourg porte l'influence du milieu où il vit; il y a comme une saveur exotique; certains rapprochements ne seraient jamais venus à l'esprit d'un critique habitant Paris." Rev. pol. et lit.

Foucher de Careil, L. A., comte. Leibniz et Pierre


Frederica Sophia Wilhemina, Markgräfin von Baireuth. Memoirs; with an essay by W. D. Howells.

Gebhart, E. Rabelais, la Renaissance, et la Réforme. "Belle etude, que l'Acad. Française a couronné. Les différences et les ressemblances entre les satiriques Rabelais. Aristophane, Cervantès, et Swift, sont marquées avec une délicatesse et une précision rares" Revue politique.

Goblet d'Alviella, E., comte. Inde et Himalaya; souvenirs de voyage.

Goldoni, C. Memoirs; trans. by J. Black, with an essay by W. D. Howells.

Gould, Rev. S. B. Lives of the saints. November.
Graveurs de 1468, Les.

Gray, O. W. Atlas of the United States.
Grosart, A. B. English Jacobite ballads, songs,

and satires.

Mostly poor stuff. For the songs which the Jacobites would have written if they had been poets and not partisans one must go to Scott and Aytoun. Gsell-Fels, Dr. Venice; with photographs, etc. Guillemin, A. La lumière et les couleurs. Hamley, Col. E. B. Voltaire. (Foreign classics for English readers.)

Hamlin, C. Among the Turks, [1835-77].

Dr. Hamlin was President of Robert College at Constantinople. He sympathizes with the Turks. Handbook [Murray's] to the cathedrals of England:

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Hugo, Victor. Notre Dame de Paris. Nouv. éd.

illustrée. Hullah, J.

Music in the house.

A pleasant book on the best kind of music for the house, with chapters on 'Practice and rehearsal' and The musical library'. "No musical performance is so de. lightful as that to the performance of which we ourselves contribute. The bulk of 'music in the house', therefore, should be of a kind that will employ the largest number of performers, choral music." King, J. W. Report on European ships of war and their armament, etc.

Johnson. Oriental religions: China.

A careful and interesting study of the religions, government, literature, history, and character of the Chinese, 'containing the essence of all other books upon the subject' (Lit. world).

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