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Colonial policy of Great Britain considered with relation to her N. Amer. provinces and W.I. possessions, etc., by a British traveller. 1816. Craik, G. M. Leslie Tyrrell. 1867. Czartoryski, Prince A. G:
Memoires, et correspondance avec l'empereur Alexandre lr.; préface de C: de Mazade. 2 v.
"The memoirs deal for the most part with the affairs of Russia, and contain but little on the subject of Poland, though that little is of great interest and importance. To many the most interesting part of Prince Czartoryski's memoirs will be the account he gives of his relations with Alexander 1., whom he had known intimately ever since his arrival at St. Petersburg in 1795." · Saturday review, Sept. 17. Denmark. Danish laws; or, Code of Christian v. 1756.
Desforges, P: Avantages du mariage, et combien il est nécessaire, etc., aux prêtres de ce tems-ci d'épouser une fille chrétienne. 1760. 2 v. Deslauriers, N. Les nouvelles et plaisantes imaginations de Bruscambille, en suitte de ses Fantaisies, par S. D. L. Champ. 1615. Dierauer, J: Geschichte der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft. 1r Bd.
Dixon, J: H., and others. Gairloch, in North-West Ross-shire; its records, traditions, and natural history; with a guide, map, and illust. "It rises almost to the dignity of a county history. The author, a skilful angler and an enthusiast, has been largely assisted by landlords, divines, professors, clans. men, tradesmen, and old family servants in everything that relates to ancestry, tradition, climate, character, resources, agriculture, trade, and social life." Sat. rev., June 18.
Dowling, R: Tempest driven.
Duffield, S: W. English hymns; their authors and history.
"The annotations vary in length from a line to eight pages, and comprise sketches of the authors, and biog. raphies of the hymns, reciting the circumstances attending their origin and composition, and any striking episodes connected with their subsequent history. Anecdotes, stories, legends, quotations, oddities of all sorts marvellous, pathetic, humorous-abound." — Critic, Sept. 10.
Dumersan, T. M. Chants et chansons populaires de la France; illust. par E. de Beaumont etc. [18-] 3 v.
Dutton, C. E: Tertiary history of the Grand Cañon district, with atlas. 1882. 2 v. Ecilaw, A., pseud. Romance of a German Court; tr. of Le roi de Thessalie." 2 v. Edwards, S: E. The Ohio hunter; sketch of the frontier life of E.
Ellough, Suffolk Co., Eng. The parish registers.
Emerson, P: H: Pictures from life in field and
"His compositions remind us more of paintings than of any mechanical reproduction of Nature; they show a power of selection and arrangement which is an artistic quality.” — Spectator, July 16. Emerson, R. W. Essai sur la nature; avec une étude sur la vie et les œuvres d'Emerson; tr. par X. Eyma. 1865.
Ephraem Syrus. Select works; tr. with notes, by Rev. J. B. Morris. 1847.
Felt, J. B. History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton. 1834.
Gray, A. Botany for young people; how plants grow. [1858.]
Grolier Club. Transactions, Jan. 1884 to July 1885. Pt. 1.
Hall, G. S., and Mansfield, J: M. Hints toward a bibliography of education. 1886.
Hamon, l'abbé, A. J: M.. Life of Cardinal Cheverus, tr. by E. Stewart. 1839. Harrison, Mrs. C. C. B. Bar Harbor days; illust. by Fenn and Hyde.
Herbert, H: W: (pseud. F. Forester).
Puritan, an historical romance. 1875. Heyse, P. J: L., and Laistner, L: Neuer deutscher Novellenschatz. 2 v.
Hooper, G: The campaign of Sedan; the downfall of the Second Empire.
"The main cause of the utter collapse of the French regular army was Bazaine's misconduct. Hooper, differing in this respect from almost every other writer on the subject, is of the opinion that Bazaine was the victim of circumstances, was loyal to his trust, and acted to the best of his ability. Mr. Hooper, however, fails to prove his case."- Athenraum, July 16.
"Though defects and omissions may be seen ith it, it certainly is the best history of the great contest in the English language." — Academy, Sept. 17.
"The results of long years of study scattered hitherto throughout encyclopædia, magazine, and newspaper ar ticles- prefaces to this book and reviews of that. Those familiar with his work will be impressed by the over. whelming weight of evidence which the author here marshalls in support of his favorite thesis. special purpose is to examine the irrational, and to us savage and obscene, element in myth and ritual, and, by connecting it with a definite mental and social stage in the life-history of mankind, to account for it. He disclaims the intention of reaching the origins of belief." Athenæum, Oct. 1.
Languet, J: J:, Bp. of Soissons. The life of the B. Margaret Mary Alacoque; tr. 1874.
Lee, Y, P. When I was a boy in China. Lemonnier, H: Etude historique sur la condition privée des affranchis aux trois premiers siècles de l'Empire Romain.
"Très précise et très interessante et même attrayante étude. Une œuvre consciencieuse et delicate cette étude de M. Lemonnier, et reposant sur une critique attentive, sévère, minutieuse."—Maxime Gaucher in pol. et lit., 30 juillet.
Little, L. P. Ben Hardin; his times and contemporaries.
Loret, J: La muze historique ou Recueil des let
tres en vers contenant les nouvelles du temps, 1650-65. Nouv. éd.; introd., etc., par J. Kavenel et E: V. de La Pelouze. 1857-78. 4 v. The pleasures of life. "Contains the original list made by Sir J: Lubbock of the 100 books best worth reading." Pub. weekly, Aug. 13.
Lubbock, Sir J:
"As a scientific observer of life Sir John likes to verify his observations by those which others have recorded, so that life and literature are blended. Even when he is discoursing on duty, or travel, or science, Sir John prefers to express his opinions in the words of others. His book is a very anthology of wise and noble sayings. Perhaps the most interesting bit of his own mind which he gives his readers is in the address on 'Science,' where he ventures to anticipate a time when the study of natural history may replace the loss of what is not very happily termed sport.'". - Athenæum, Aug. 27.
Lungo, I. del. Leggende del secolo 14. 1863. 2 v.
"May be heartily recommended, both for entertain. ment and as a fair account of the controversy between the greater and the lesser Britain." - St. James's budget, Sept. 24.
Mann, H. Historical annals of Dedham, from its settlement in 1635 to 1847. Mantegaza, P. Fisiologia del dolore. 1880. Manzolli, P: A. Zodiacus vitæ, sive De hominis vitæ lib. XII., ed. C: H: Weise. 1832. Marciano, O., Padre. Lives of Fabrizio dall' Aste and of Father Mariano Sozzini [by a Father of the Cong. of Rome]. 1850. Maupassant, G. de. Au soleil. 1884.
Musset, L: C: A. de. Un caprice; comédie. [18-]
National anti-slavery standard, Dec. 22, 1855 Apr. 16, 1870.
Norris, W: E: Major and minor. 2 v. (Leisure hour ser.)
"The best novel he has yet produced. There is all the cleverness of character-drawing which he long ago accustomed us to expect from him. There is no falling off in the supply of shrewd apothegms or of passages in which, under the guise of quaint humour, food is afforded for serious reflection; and added to all this, the story is a pleasant one." B. Montgomerie Ranking in the Academy, Oct. 1.
Our war songs, North and South; [with music]. Ouvry, Col. H: A. Stein and his reforms in Prussia, with reference to the land question in England, and app. cont. the views of R: Cobden and J. S. Mill's advice to land reformers. 1873.
Paris. Ecole Nat. des Beaux-Arts. Catalogne méthodique de la bibliothèque de l'Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts; par E. Vinet. 1873. Paxton, Sir J. Botanical dictionary; rev. and corr. by S. Hereman. [1868.]
Pickering, M.. O. Life of J: Pickering. Presbyterian Church in the U. S. Presbyterian reunion; a memorial volume, 1837-71. 1870. Riddell, Mrs. J. H. Mortomley's estate. 1874. 2 v. Robinson, F: W. No church. 1861. 2 v. a waif. 1862. 2 v. Roosevelt, B. Verdi, Milan, and Othello, etc. "Diverting pages. Miss Roosevelt is effusive, unbridled in the use of the superlative, indiscriminating in her criticisms, profuse, in fine, of a gush which bub bles up on all occasions with the seeming inexhausti bility of a petroleum spring. The matter of her volume consists of a life of Verdi, condensed and sentimentalised from M. Pougin's excellent work, and a se ries of letters descriptive of Milan, La Scala, and Ver. di's new opera, written with a very current pen at the time of its first production early this year. Miss Roosevelt's additions to Pougin are always characteristic, and sometimes interesting." Spectator, Nov. 19.
Rosa, S. 6 etchings from Salvator Rosa, by S.. Green. 1788.
Rousset, C. F. M. Le comte de Gisors, 1732-68; étude historique. Nouv. éd.
Centennial celebration, June 21, with hist. discourse by J. P. Bradley, etc. 1870. Scherer, E: H: A. Melchior Grimm, avec un app. sur la correspondance secrète de Métra. "A monograph of unusual excellence. M. Scherer has very properly rather written a life on M. Tourneux's materials than composed a cento of good things from M. Tourneux's volumes." Athenæum, Sept. 17.
Schreiner, O. (pseud. Ralph Iron). The story of an African farm.
"The title is misleading. It seems to promise information about the rearing and management of bullocks and ostriches; the last thing it suggests is the story of a troubled soul crying for the light."- Spectator, Aug.
(Les grands écrivains
"L'auteur a mis en relief ce fait curieux que Montesquieu, qui par sa naissance, son éducation et le dévelop. pement primitif de sa pensée se rattachait directement au 17e siècle, contribua plus que personne à cette révolution démocratique sortie de ce règne de Louis XIV qui semblait avoir fixé en France sur des bases indestructables l'institution de la monarchie. Son intéressante étude abontit à cétte conclusion que Montesquieu répre. sente notre esprit national dans ce qu'il a de plus large, de plus généreux et de plus sage." E. Raunie in Rev. pol. et lit., 16 juil.
"M. Sorel is probably the first living authority in France on constitutional history, and he is an excellent writer into the bargain. He could therefore hardly write anything but a good book on the author of the 'Es prit des lois.' Montesquieu's peculiar position in the history of the philosophy of history, his value, the various judgments which have been passed on him, and the facts of his life are all dealt with here very well, and though in a different and less popular fashion, in a fashion quite worthy of the first two volumes of the series." Athenæum, Sept. 17.
Stellwag, J. C. Monogrammenlexicon. 1830. Stockton, F. R. The bee-man of Orn, and other tales.
"They have almost the incoherence, the inconsequence, the incongruity of dreams. Fancy seldom takes excursions into fields so remote, or brings back products so strange and incomparable." Literary world, Oct. 15.
Theobald, M. Spirit workers in the home circle;
an autobiographic narrative of psychic phenomena in family daily life, extending over a period of twenty years. 1877. "An amazing book. Mr. Henry Seybert left some money to the Philadelphia University for the purposes of a committee to inquire into the phenomena of spiritualism. Here we have the first results of its inquiries." Spectator, Nov. 12.
"Based upon Tolstoï's military experience in the Caucasus. They belong to the years 1852-56. Admirable of their kind. Their interest is purely literary, artistic, Russian."― Literary world, Oct. 15. Townshend, J: Catalogue of books rel. to the disposal of the bodies and perpetuating the memories of the dead.
Turton, T: Vindication of the literary character of Prof. Porson from the animadversions of Rev. T: Burgess by Crito Cantabriensis. 1827. Valdes, A. P. 2 v.
Maximina; 2a parte de Riverita.
"Howells speaks very highly of this work."
Hamilton. 1882. (Phil. classics for Eng. readers.)
Veron, E. Eugène Delacroix. (Les artistes célèbres.)
"Little but a compilation with some original touches. It is an interesting compilation, however, and well illus. trated." Sat. rev., Oct. 15.
Walker, Sir P. Documents relative to the reception at Edinburgh of the kings and queens of Scotland, 1561-1650. 1822.
Wallcutt, T: Journal, 1790, with notes by G: Dexter. Repr. from Proc. of Mass. Hist. Soc., 1879.
Warden, F. Scheherazade.
"Typical of everything that a good novel should not be." Lit. world, Oct. 15. ·
"The two principal characters, are so good that they far more than counterbalance any faults of conception and execution that may be found in the story. On the whole it is a striking and effective story. Spectator, Nov. 19.
Ware, Miss E. F. The genealogy of Robert Ware of Dedham, Mass.; add. and corr. Repr. from N. E. hist. and geneal. register, 1887. Warner, C: D. In the wilderness. . West, W: First, second pt. of simboleography, etc. 1622-. 2 v. Williams, G: W. History of the negro troops in the war of the Rebellion, 1861-65. Williams, H.. M. Residence in France, 1792-95. 1798.
Wood, Mrs. E. P. Adam Grainger. 1876.
The mystery of Jessy Page; and other tales. 1885. Wood, T. Our bird allies.
"A short pleasant anecdotic volume. Mr. Wood feels quite sure that all birds, strict vegetarians included, are of use to the cultivators of the soil."- St. James's budget, Sept. 24.
Woodward, A: B. The presidency of the U. S. 1825.
Ximenes, M. Life of B. Sebastian of Apparizio. 1848.
Yonge, C.. M.. The last of the cavaliers. 1862.
Under the storm; or, Steadfast's charge. "Historical tale of the period immediately preceding and during the English Commonwealth of 1648-60.” Lit. world, Oct. 15.
Avianus, F. Fables; ed. with prolegomena, com
mentary, etc., by R. Ellis.
"The flavour of the fish may be open to question, but it is cooked with masterly skill, and furnished richly with appetising sauce; while certainly the Clarendon Press have sewed it up in a dish of very choice work. manship. May the name of the editor bring readers to an author whose former popularity has been for generations exchanged for a neglect not wholly undeserved."d. S. Wilkins in the Academy, June 18. Badeau, A. Grant in peace; from Appomattox to Mt. McGregor.
Ball, E. Walter Brand; drama. [183-?]
A pleasant little volume, a simple story of fishing life in the Shetland Islands. The author has an intimate acquaintance with the ancient and peculiar character of the Shetland folk, as well as a sympathetic feeling for the wild and lonely scenery of the coast-line and dreary inland stretches.” - Saturday review, Oct. 8. Barrows, C: M. Acts and anecdotes of authors. Barrymore, W: Gilderoy; drama. [183-]. Barthélemy, le marq. F. de. Papiers de Barthé
lemy, ambassadeur de France en Suisse, 1792-97; pub. sous les auspices de la Commission des Archives Diplomatiques, par J. Kaulek. Vol. 1. 1886.
Baynes, T: S., and Campbell, L: Speculum Universitatis, Alma mater's mirror: St. Andrews.
"A miscellany of prose and verse. agreeable pages are reminiscent, as in Mr. Lang's delightful recollections of old St. Leonard's, or commem. orative of past worthies of St. Andrews, as in a paper on the Admirable Crichton, by Professor Forbes, the retrospect of Mr. J. Campbell Smith, and the notes on Principals Tulloch, and J. C. Shairp. Following these graver tributes of seemly reverence is a lighter and more miscellaneous section, in which Mr. F. Anstey, Mr. Austin Dobson, Mr. Edmund Gosse, Mr. W. A. Cragie, and Mr. R. F. Murray share the honours of a pious undertaking." Sut. rev., Sept. 3.
Beard, L. and A. B. How to amuse yourself and others; the American girl's handy book. Beecher, H: W. Patriotic addresses; ed. with review of B.'s personality, etc., by J: R. Howard.
Benjamin, S: G. W. Sea-spray; or, Facts and fancies of a yachtsman. "Ten short papers. Among the most interesting is an article on The evolution of the American yacht.' What came of a picnic,' and A cruise of a pilot boat' are also deserving of special mention." — Lit. world, Oct. 15.
Bickersteth, M. C. Sketch of the life of Robert Bickersteth, Bishop of Ripon, with pref. by E: H: Bickersteth.
biography; the memoir relates to the acts of a bishop who belongs to a type which appears to be the peculiar product of the century. He was essentially a working bishop; a doer, not a thinker; a labourer among the crowded haunts of trade, rather than the tranquil student in a library. In the second place, he was throughout his career a leader of the Evangelical school." Athenæum, Apr. 30.
Billings, J; D. Hardtack and coffee; or, The unwritten story of army life; illust. by C. W. Reed.
Boger, Mrs. E. Myths, scenes, and worthies of Somerset.
"Some of her notices of Scenes and worthies.' though commonplace, are carefully compiled, others are exceedingly silly, and all are eminently uncritical. Some of her later articles, though feeble enough, are correct as far as they go." - Sat. rev., Oct. 1.
Boissier, M. L.: G. Madame de Sévigné. (Les écrivains français.)
Boyle, G: Fashionable court and country guide,
1839, 79. 2 v.
Brown, H. F. Venetian studies.
"The best are those on Catherine Conaro, and on the Spanish conspiracy; the worst is that on Carmagnola, whom Mr. Brown altogether underrates, not even mentioning the famous battle of Arbedo, which attracted the admiration of Machiavelli." — Athenæum, Nov. 19. "Fascinating book. ... Mr. Brown's previous vol ume, Life on the Lagoons,' buoyant, bright, pictur. esque as it was, at once established his right to the posi. tion of an authority upon Venice and matters Venetian. In this new collection of studies, he goes deeper, covers wider ground, touches graver themes." Percy R. Pinkerton in the Academy, Dec. 10.
Brown, M.. A. The Icelandic discoverers of Amerien, etc.
"This book has for its end the establishment of the thesis that Columbus stole his knowledge of a new world from Iceland; that the knowledge of this new world originally discovered by Icelanders, had been kept secret by Rome that Columbus should be made a saint, he being a liar, a slave-dealer, and a thief. No historian now doubts the discovery of the North American continent by Northmen from Iceland at the end of the tenth century. What is not proved is the connection between Columbus and any written account of these discoveries." — · Academy, Oct. 1. Centennial record, The. Vol. 1, no. 1. 1876. Church, Mrs. F. M. The master passion. 1886.
Cooke, G: W. History of the Clapboard Trees or Third Parish, Dedham, Mass.; now the Unitarian Parish, West Dedham, 17261886.
Cox, S: S. The Isles of the Princes; or, The pleasures of Prinkipo.
"As literature, his book is bad form and flimsy sub. stance. The Isles of the Princes are famous islands which lay off the Bosphorus. The book, nominally devoted to them, embraces all the Levant, rakes together gossip about the subject proper, the history, and to
pography of the suburbs of Constantinople, Greek and Roman history, Carthage, Bithynia, Hannibal, the San Stefano, and Clayton-Bulwer treaties, Broussa, and Asia Minor generally, and so much irrelevant matter as was needed to make up the requisite number of pages." Croker, B. M. A bird of passage. 1886. 3 v. "A novel purely and simply to amuse." - Saturday rev., Jan. 8.
Darwin, F. Life and letters of C: Darwin includ. an autobiographical chapter. 3 v.
"They were written with absolute abandon, without the slightest notion that any one would ever gather and print them, nor even think it worth while to preserve them. They bubble over with bonhomie,' and have all the life and naturalness of unrestrained conversation. Hence their charm and their value. ... The second volume is specially devoted to his work on the Origin of spe cies,' and to the correspondence of the period from 1843-62. It has a preliminary chapter by the editor on the foundations of the theory, with an account of the early sketch written in 1844. There is, moreover, a chapter by Professor Huxley on the reception of the book an historical and critical essay, very interesting and very characteristic. The letters are mainly selected from those written to personal friends; perhaps a full half of them are to Sir Joseph Hooker, and an almost equal proportion was to Lyell. There are not very many letters from his correspondents." Nation, Nov. 24. Dibdin, T: The sixes; drama. [183-?] Dodge, L.. A question of identity. (No name ser.)
Doudney, S.. Prudence Winterburn.
"Conta ns an account of a great number of modern duels, and is fairly readable." Athenaeum, Mar. 19. Dufresne, J: Kleines Lehrbuch des Schachspiels. [1884.]
Duke's marriage, The. 1885.
"There is plenty of amusement to be got out of Mr. Hissey's book. The illustrations, too, are not without merit." Saturday review, Nov. 12.
Homans, S. 384 laparotomies for various diseases, with tables showing the results of the operations, etc.
Horne, R: H. Gregory vII; tragedy. 1840.
"One of the five works which justify the admiration lavished on Horne by his most eminent contempora ries. Will R. H. Horne live among the English poets? The question is one which some of the greatest names of the last generation, and certain critics of judg ment stil! among us, would eagerly answer in the af firmative. We are not so certain of our reply. Yet it appears to us that, when the great mass of his writing is cleared away a residue remains which has the stamp of greatness upon it." Sat. rev., Mar. 22, 1884. Huhn, A. von. The kidnapping of Prince Alexander of Battenberg, his return to Bulgaria and subsequent abdication; tr. by Capt. F. Beaufort.
"Herr von Huhn was an eye-witness of the extraord inary kidnapping and subsequent abdication of Prince Alexander. Prince Bismarck's policy is designated as contrary to all the best traditions of Germany, and opposed to the sympathies of the German people. Eng land's behaviour is described as weak and short-sighted, and the declarations of Tisza and Lord Randolph Churchill went a long way to save Bulgaria. But Alexander telegram to the Czar, in which he offered to retain his own crown under the suzerainty of Russia, finds no excuse or explanation, it remains an enigma, or, Herr von Huhn thinks, a fatal mistake, an irretrievable error, which necessitated his complete abdication. The translation is conscientious."— Westminster rev., Oct. Inchbald, Mrs. E. S. Every one has his fault; comedy. [183-.]
Independent chronicle and universal advertiser, Jan. 11 - Dec. 17, 1781.
Irving, B. A. The theory and practice of caste; inquiry into the effects of caste on the AngloIndian empire. 1853.
Jacini, S. I conservatori e l'evoluzione naturali dei partiti politici in Italia. 1877. Jerrold, D. W: [183-?] Kearney, J: W.
Ambrose Gwinnett; drama. Sketch of American finances,
Kelly, W: Notices illust. of the drama, etc. in the 16th and 17th centuries, incidentally illust. Shakespeare, etc., extracts from the chamberlains' accounts, etc. of Leicester.