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Imbert de Saint Armand, A. L. Les femmes de Versailles; la cour de Louis XIV et la cour de Louis xv. 1886. Issaverdens, J. Armenia and the Armenians, etc. 1875-78. 2 v.
Jackson, Lady C. C.. The last of the Valois and
accession of Henry of Navarre, 1559-89. 2 v. "The period is peculiarly rich in contemporary records. Lady Jackson has not altogether avoided diffuseness, though in the selection and use of material these volumes show an industry that is well applied as a whole." Sat. rec., Feb. 11.
Jamieson, Rev. J: Supplement to Scottish dictionary; with mem. and introd. by D: Donald
"The bulk of it is composed of material collected during many years' reading, while the remainder consists of additional forms, significations, and illustrations of words given in the Dictionary, and of corrections and improvements of a large number of its meanings and etymologies. This volume is, therefore, at once an addition to and a correction of the Dictionary."- Spectator, Oct. 29.
Jessopp, A: Arcady; for better for worse; study of rural life in England.
"Squire and farmer, peasant and labourer, artisan and poacher. Dr. Jessopp watched them all. As he obseived he criticised, and as he criticised he wrote down his criticisms, hot and fresh, and forwarded them to the Nineteenth Century.' The result was a series of papers, now embodied in a volume which is to our minds one of the most delightful ever published in English. Indeed, we doubt if such an account of English village-life, its bad and good sides, its specialties, its humours, and the odd gnarled characters it produces, ever has been published. The book is full of thought, but fuller yet of a subtle humourousness which is not Addison's or Lamb's, but something as separate, and almost as attractive, the humourousness of a man, who if his work had lain that way, might have been one of the raciest and most widely read of English novelists." Spectator, May 7.
Layamon. Layamon's Brut; or, Chronicle of Britain; semi-Saxon paraphrase of the Brut of Wace; [ed.] by Sir F: Madden. 1847.
Lea, H: C: History of the Inquisition of the Mid
dle Ages. 3 v.
"A philosophical history which should neither sup press nor exaggerate the simple facts of the Inquisition, which should set it forth in its actual relations to the development of mankind, and should pass upon it an impartial judgement, has thus far been wanting. ... An elaborate work, the natural successor of his earlier writ ings, the manifest result of the highest historical abili ties sifting the truth, through many industrious years, from the vast mass of original documents. Mr. Lea has accomplished the undertaking with a skill, a power of statement, and a judicial fairness which leave nothing to be desired."- Literary world, Mar. 17.
Lorm, H. (pseud. for H: Landesmann).
dem einsamen Schlosse.
St. Botolph, Bishopsgate. Regester booke, since the beginning of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth. Pt. 1. Marriages, 15581628; baptisms, 1558-85; transcribed by A. W. Hallen. 1886.
Der ehrliche Name. 1880.
Lowell, Miss A. Dream drops; or, Stories from fairy land, by a dreamer. Lowell, J. R. Heartsease and rue. Magazine of American history; Washington number; ed. by Mrs. Martha Lamb, Feb. 1888. Martineau, J. A study of religion; its sources
and contents. 2 v.
"Two volumes weighted with argument on many topics of proverbial difficulty, in which Dr. Martineau has set forth his reasons for adhering to religion-defined as the belief in an ever-living God, that is, of a Divine Mind and Will ruling the universe and holding moral relations with mankind.' Earnest and even noble treatise. But of this, at least, we feel assured, that unless observations and experiment can in some way import fresh data into these timeworn controversies, the successors of Milton, and of Dr. Martineau centuries hence will still be asserting eternal Providence and unfolding spiritual systems with lofty faith; and the successors, we will not say of Mill and Huxley, but of the avarage and impersonal reviewer, will still be implying a cautious sympathy, but avowing a lingering doubt." Athenaum, Jan. 28.
Matériaux pour l'histoire de l'homme. 1885. Meigs, J. V. The Meigs railway, reason for its departures from the ordinary practice, etc. Morrill, P. Observations of atmospheric electricity at Baltimore. 1884.
Naville, E: The shrine of Saft el Henneh and the land of Goshen.
Neve, J: Concordance to the poetical works of W: Cowper.
New York magazine; or, Literary repository. Vol. 1. 1790.
Same. New ser. Vol. 1, 2. 1796-97. 2 v. Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W. The makers of Venice;
illust. by R. R. Holmes.
"The history of Venice is constitutional, not pictorial; it is not the record of individual lives, but the growth of a great commercial and political organization. This reflection might have warned Mrs. Oliphant that the subject was entirely unsuited to her mode of treatment, the intelligent visitor to Venice might read her book conscientiously from beginning to end, and not find in it the answer to any of the questions which his curiosity prompted him to ask. The doges of Venice are shadowy beings at the best, and a collection of all
the stories about them that can be found does not make Venice much more intelligible. Mrs. Oliphant has entirely failed to comprehend the peculiar features of Venetian life and history which were due to the steady advance of the commercial class in political power and its stealthy encroachments on a state which was origi. nally aristocratic on a popular basis."- Saturday rev.,
and Aldrich, T. B. The second son.
"Is far from being the best of her stories, but there are good points and situations in it.... The plot is not complicated, but every way sufficient to produce a domestic tragedy, and the irony of fate is the ower-word' or refrain to which one listens." Athenæum, Feb. 11. Ponsard, F. Le lion amoureux; comédie. 1866. Pownall, T: Pensées sur la Révolution de l'Amérique-Unie, extr. de l'ouvrage intit. Mémoire aux souverains de l'Europe, etc. 1781. Price, G: F. Across the continent with the 5th Cavalry. 1883. Prignot, E., and others. L'ameublement moderne. [18-]. 2 v.
Ramsay, J. of Ochtertyve. Scotland and Scotsmen in the 18th century; ed. by A. Allardyce. 2 v.
"This is the best book which has appeared on the Scotland of the past a Scotland not too remote or barbar. ous to be uninteresting- since the late Dr. Hill Burton published the Autobiography of Dr. Alexander Car. lyle." Spectator, Mar. 17.
"A few, a very few, stories in the notes, and here and there a good phrase, give a flicker of light at long intervals, but they have to illuminate a terrible waste of vague general terms. Mr. Allardyce says that the good old gentleman was in the habit of reading these mss. to visitors, which makes us think that Saturday to Monday at Ochtertyre must have had moments of terrible boredom." St. James's budget, Feb. 11.
Riley, J. W. After whiles.
"There is much in his book of verse which does not seem essential to the writer's peculiar genius. We do not mean that his most perfect poems are necessarily in dialect; but that they are those in which the theme is simplest and the style least ornamental. The dialect pieces brim with humor and loving-kindness.". Critic, Jan. 21.
Rogers, Rev. J: Death the certain wages of sin to the impenitent, etc.; 3 lectures. 1701. Rollins, Mrs. A. W. The three Tetons; a story of
"Pleasant volume of summer journeyings, leaving the beaten track of travellers' tales and throwing what she sees into the shape of a novel, with just the glimmer of a lovescrape in it." Critic, Sept. 17. Rossetti, W: M. Life of J: Keats.
"The ninth and final chapter is the most significant in the volume. As a critic, he is always to be respected, for he is always deliberate and truthful. He may go astray in his judgments - but what he writes has the stamp of sincerity, and is free from exaggeration. In noticing the poet's highest achievements, he does not allow his enthusiasm to overpower his judgment. A lover of fine verse he nevertheless demurs to Mr. Swinburne's use of such strong adjectives as faultless,' and 'absolute,' and does not hesitate to point out in detail the defects of that superb composition The Nightin gale ode. The devotees of Keats may not be able to impugu this criticism, but they are not likely to be grateful for it, and still less will they appreciate the opinion that not many of Kent's poems are highly admirable,' or that he is emotional without substance, and beautiful without control."" - Spectator, Dec. 31.
Life of P. B. Shelley. (Great writ
It has been written with
ers.) "An excellent book.
Silvagni, D: Rome; its princes, priests, and people; tr. by F. Maclaughlin. 3 v.
"As a record of the social life, manners, and gossip of a state of society which existed almost unchanged until the fall of the Temporal Power, it is unquestionably a most entertaining book. It is a pity, however, that Signor David Silvagni shows throughout so strong a party spirit.... Almost every page contains some entertaining reminiscence or anecdote. Miss McLaughlin has translated this book fairly well, but to literary style neither the original nor her translation makes the least pretence. It is simply a collection of gossipy anecdotes; some original."- Saturday rev., Nov. 12. Skottowe, B. C. Short history of Parliament.
Stanford, E: London atlas of universal geography. Folio ed. Tenison, T:, and others. Popery not founded on
Scripture, etc. 1688. Thomas, R. W. The modern practice of photography. 1868.
Tuttle, II: History of Prussia; under Frederic the Great, 1740-45. 2 v.
Verne, J. Le chemin de France, suivi de Gil Braltar. (Les voyages extraordinaires.)
Nord contre sud.
(Les voyages extraordi
"Far from being one of Jules Verne's best works. It is a somewhat tedious tale of twin bandits and mysti. fication in the time of the American Civil War."- Athenæum, Mar. 10.
Barron, W: Histoire de la fondation des colonies des anciennes républiques adaptée à la dispute de la Gr. Bretagne avec ses colonies américaines; tr. [par A. M. Cerisier avec] 3 lettres, etc. 1778. Barrows, W: The Indian's side of the Indian question. Baschet, A. Mémoire sur le recueil des dépêches des ambassadeurs vénitiens 16e-18e siècle, etc. [1877.]
Baxter, J. P. British invasion from the north; campaigns of Carleton and Burgoyne, 1776, '77; with Journal of Lieut. W: Digby. (Munsell's Hist. ser.) Beecher, W: C., and others. H: W. Beecher. Bellamy, E. Looking backward, 2000–1887.
Biography of Rev.
"Never before has the socialistic theory been carried out to its logical conclusion with so fine a perception of its possibilities, with so much attention to details, and with so little infringement upon the domain of the improbable."— Lit. world, Mar. 17.
Birch, W. de G. Catalogue of seals in the Department of Mss. in the British Museum. Vol. 1.
"It contains descriptions of the great seals, seals for offices, and episcopal and monastic seals, and is illustrated with twelve autotype plates of the finest specimens. Athenæum, Nov. 12.
Boston mirror. Vol. 2. Oct. 21, 1809 - July 22,
Boston Type Foundry. Specimens. 1884.
Mr. Brydges is a disciple of Max O'Rell, and has applied to the United States the method which his master has already made so popular with regard to England and Scotland." - Lit. world, Mar. 17.
Black, A. and C: New large map of Scotland, compiled by J: Bartholomew. 1862?
Bonner, Capt. J. [Map of] the town of Boston in New England. 1722, repub. 1867. Boston, City Council. Memorial of U. S. Grant. 1885. Boston. West Church. Commemorative services on the 50th anniv. of its present ministry, and the 150th of its foundation, Mar. 1; illust. 1887.
Buersten binder, E.. The spell of home; tr. by Mrs. A. L. Wister.
Burnside, Gen. A. E. Dedication of the equestrian statue of B., July 4, with the oration of Gen. H. Rogers, etc.
Cable, G: W. Bonaventure; a prose pastoral of Acadian Louisiana.
Cerisier, A. M.. Le destin de l'Amérique; ou, Dialogues pittoresques, etc., tr. de l'anglois. [1784.] C[haplin], H. W. Five hundred dollars, and other stories of New England life. Cockburn, H:, Lord Cockburn.
An examination of the trials for sedition in Scotland. 2 v. Coleman, E: Tryal of E: Coleman, gent. for conspiring the death of the King, etc. Pt. 1. (Collect. adaman.)
Confederate war etchings, 1-29. [186-]. Conybeare, J: J. Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon
poetry, ed. with add. notes by W: D. Conybeare. 1826.
Cox, Rev. G: W: Life of John William Colenso, Bp. of Natal. 2 v.
"The Boswellism' of Sir George Cox is quite pardonable so far as it consists in admiration of his hero; his attacks on others are less tolerable. Perhaps the most interesting part of the biography is that which precedes the era of polemics. Indeed the story of Colenso's youth and early manhood deserves to have been told in greater detail; for it is an encouraging lesson in self help." - - St. James's budget, Feb. 25.
brief but intelligent review of new and interesting compositions, produced since the book was written has been contributed by the translator and editor."- Spectator, Feb. 4.
Deland, M. John Ward, preacher.
Dive, P., and Ducére, E. La belle armurière, ou
Letters on Unionist delusions.
"A year ago, Mr. Fitzgerald tried to discredit Sheridan, he now comes forward to do what he considers
justice to Wilkes. As an enemy he is not to be feared,
but he is a dreadful friend. We think that Wilkes will
Franzos, K: E. For the right; [tr.] by J. Sutter. Gallaudet, E. M. Life of T: Hopkins Gallaudet, etc.
"Dr. Gallaudet is justly to be called the founder of deaf mute instruction in America. The book is more a memoir than a biography, and its merits are chiefly modesty and simplicity." Literary world, Mar. 17.
Gazier, A. Etudes sur l'histoire religieuse de la Révolution Française, d'après des documents originaux et inédits.
"M. Gazier a rendu un très grand service à notre histoire religieuse de la Révolution; il a réfuté mainte erreur accréditée par les histoirens les plus en vue; il a jeté dans le débat une masse de faits inédits, et l'on peut souhaiter que le volume annoncé sur l'Eglise du Directoire et du Consulat vienne compléter prochainement cette première étude sur l'Eglise de la Constituante, de la Législative et de la Convention." Alfred Rambaud in Rev. pol. et lit., Sept. 3.
George, E. Etchings of Venice.
Bridges furnish favorite themes for his tool, and there are two studies of fishing boats, which are as effective as they could be expected to be without colour; and it is in the boats, as he remarks, that Venetian life, mostly modernized into commonplace, still retains something of its old picturesqueness." Spectator, Dec. 10.
Giberne, A. Miss Con; or, All those girls; illust. by E. Giberne. 1887.
Gibson, W: H. Happy hunting grounds; illust.
Goodell, A. C., Jr. The Boston massacre; repr. from the Advertiser, June 3,  Graham, A., and Ashbee, H. S. Travels in Tuni
sia, with glossary, map, bibliog., and illust. 1887.
Modestly written and beautifully illustrated this work is a notable exception to the average literature relating to Beylik. It is indeed, one of the best of modern books, comparing in many respects not unfavorably with the more ponderous treatises of Guérin, Tissot, and Playfair. The authors - an architect and an antiquary paid three visits to Tunisia, managing in the course of their journeys to see nearly every place of
general interest. They do not, however, concern themselves much either with politics or with social life. They are archæologists, and as an archæological treatise their well written, well illustrated, well indexed, and altogether most satisfactory volume will continue to be valued.". Athenæum, Jan. 28. Grandisson, J: de, Bp. of Exeter. Legenda sanctorum; the proper lessons for saints' days, according to the use of Exeter. 1880.
Great Britain. Commissioners [on] Capital Punishment. Report, with the minutes of evidence and appendix. 1866.
Greenleaf, M. Map of the state of Maine, with the province of New Brunswick. 1832.
Grey, H: G:, Earl Grey. Ireland, the causes of its present condition, etc.
"Lord Grey treats the Irish Question as if he lived in another century. The value and interest of his political writing is to be found in the fact that he treats contemporary politics like a wise and clear-sighted historian, not like a statesman who is confronted with the actual hard, practical problems of the world. Lord Gray's counsels are all counsels of perfection. He will not, he cannot be content with less than ideal faultlessness. For the best thing under the circumstances, he has not only the supremest contempt; he regards it as no better than the worst." Spectator, Feb. 25. Grotefend, G: F: Rudimenta linguæ Umbricæ ex inscr. antiq. enodata. 1835-39. 8 v. Guy of Warwick, Romance of; ed. by J. Zupitza. (Early Eng. Text Soc.) Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. Calendar of the Shakespearean rarities, drawings, and engravings at Hollingbury Copse. 1887. Stratford records and Shakespeare autotypes. 1887.
struction. The simple memoir of Buckle recording but a distant acquaintance is far more helpful to the literary student than any of the elaborate articles. Mr. Ingleby helps us to see Buckle, and form a clear idea of him in daily life; to know his reserve, his modesty, his vigour, his courage, his prejudices, and his limitations. It is not so with the essays on Coleridge. When he writes on Bacon he is dull and obscure. He had a great aversion to Carlyle and never alludes save disparagingly to him; while his reverence for Emerson was unbounded. Most of the themes touched pon are treated with considerable force of thought and fulness of knowledge."- St. James's budget, Feb. 25.
Italy. Direzione Generale del Censo. Pianta topografica di Roma, aggionata a tutto il corrente. 1866.
Jacquemont, S. La campagne des zouaves pontif.
en France, 1870-71. 1872.
Jenkin, H: C: F. Papers literary, scientific, etc.; ed. by S. Colvin, and J. A. Ewing, with mem. by R. L. Stevenson. 2 v.
"A biography, in regard to which it may be said that although Boswell is not more important than Johnson, he is a vast deal more interesting. It may be read a first time for the sake of Fleeming Jenkin; it will be read a second time for the sake of Fleeming Jenkin's biographer. Mr. Stevenson has never done a more delightful bit of literary work than this Life of the man to whom he stood first in the position of careless pupil, and then of warm friend. We have here the Mr. Stevenson who has written Prince Otto,' who has writ ten 'Kidnapped.' But we have also another Mr. Stevenson who is capable of seeing the most prosaic facts precisely as they are' and yet of making 'wonders from the familiar start by the help of an imagina. tion which, as Mr. Stevenson's future even more than his past career is likely to prove, will be found at its best in the region of historical romance." - Spectator, Feb. 25.
Kneeland, S: Volcanoes and earthquakes. Kuyper, J. Atlas van Nederland en de overzeesche bezittingen. 1875.
Lawrence, W: Life of Amos A. Lawrence. Lindley, W., and Widney, J. P. California of the South; illust.
"It is pleasant to find a book so satisfactory to the searcher after truth regarding California as this is. The careful manner in which the whole is written impresses the reader with the sincerity of the compilers, and their evident desire to be impartial gives weight to some surprising statements." Nation, Mar. 15. Lindt, J. W. Picturesque New Guinea, with hist. introd., etc.; illust. 1887.
Little, A. J: Through the Yang-tse gorges; or, Trade and travel in Western China.
"The main reason why Mr. Little took that adventurous voyage to Chung-king which he has so pleasantly
Pt. 1, 1783-89. 1884. Maspero, G. C. C: Egyptian archæology; tr. by
A. B. Edwards. 1887.
"For the skilled archæologist, its pages contain not only new facts, but new views and new interpretations; while to those who know little, or perhaps nothing, of the subjects under discussion, it will open a fresh and fascinating field of study. It is not enough to say that a handbook of Egyptian archæology was much needed, and that Professor Maspero has given us exactly what we required. He has done much more than this. He has given us a picturesque, vivacious, and highly original volume, as delightful as it if it were not learned, and as instructive as if it were dull." - Amelia B. Edwards in the Preface.
Mass. Supreme Judicial Court. Official report of the trial of H: K. Goodwin for the murder of A. D. Swan, from notes of J. M. W. Yerrington.
Mather, E. Nor'ard of the Dogger.
"Gives an excellent account of the work and perils of the East Anglian fishermen. Relates from the very beginning a venture of faith which, originating with Mr. Mather's strong desire to do good to these men, has during the last year grown into a regular mission to deep sea fishermen, with a council, sub-committees, eight mission ships, and a floating hospital. It is no common volume to be recommended in ordinary phases. It is a book of deeply interesting tidings, illustrating a mode of life and a system of mission work comparatively unknown."— Academy, Feb. 4.
Mayer, C: J.
Cabinet des fées; ou, Collection
choisie des contes des fées, etc. 1785-89. 41 v. Merigot, Select collection of views and ruins in Rome and vicinity. [18-]
Merriam, H. B. What shall make us whole? or, Thoughts in the direction of man's spiritual and physical integrity.