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Tourgeé, A. W. Black ice. Valdés, A. P.
Maximina; tr. by N. H. Dole.
"Señor Valdés does not go very deep in his analysis of life, and he often sacrifices the essential for the nonessential in order to preserve a given tone, and to be amusing; but he amuses, and sometimes he does something better." - Lit. world, Mar. 17. Valmont, - de. Dissertation sur les maléfices et les sorciers selon les principes de la théologie et de la physique. 1862.
Verméil de Conchard,-. L'assassinat du maréchal
Alphand, C. Atlas des anciens plans de Paris.
Anderson, A. A. 25 years in a waggon in the gold regions of Africa; illust. 2 v.
"Since 1863 he has been travelling continuously through South Central Africa up to the watersheds of the Congo and Zambesi - a vast expanse of country, 1,100 miles from north to south, 1,800 from east to west, and extending over an area of 2,000,000 square miles. He has put off publishing his travels till he has been overtaken by civilization; and many districts are now well explored and settled which, when first visited by him, were almost entirely unknown. He is a close ob server of nature, and of the habits of the natives, and of the wild animals which he saw in vast quantities roaming unmolested through regions where they are now extinct, or nearly so." — Academy, Feb. 25.
Argles, Mrs. M.
"The ingenious author of " Molly Bawn" is as readable and ridiculous as ever. She has discarded the pres ent tense, but remains constant to her quotations and ingrammaticisins.' The final cause of life as conceived by the writer is flirtation; we never remember to have encountered a inale character in all her books who seemed to nave any serious occupation." "Athenæum, Mar. 10. Arnold, M. Civilization in the United States. Aucassin and Nicolette; done into English by Andrew Lang.
"Mr. Lang is obviously the right person to translate Aucassin." - H: Bradley in the Academy, Jan. 21. Bagnall, J. E. Handbook of mosses. 1886. Bailey, J. E. Inventories of goods in the churches and chapels of Lancashire in 1552. (Chetham Soc.)
Gotische Grammatik. 1882.
Brindley, W:, and Weatherley, W. S: Ancient sepulchral monuments; from the earliest periods to the end of the 18th century.
Bentley, Rev. W: H. Life on the Congo, with introd. by Rev. G: Grenfell.
Bersier, E. Coligny; earlier life of the great Huguenot, tr. by A. H. Holmden. 1884. Besant, W. 50 years ago; illust.
"A bundle of scraps, some of them too well known to bear repetition, and others misleading in their fragmen. tary form, while many of the pages appear to have been written up to the illustrations with which the book is crowded. A book of this sort, if written at all, should be accurate. Mr. Besant's is, unluckily, marred by errors. The value of the volume, such as it is, is the healthy optimism that pervades it, and in its evidence, however irregularly given, of the great improvements that have been effected in nearly all our social arrangements during the past half century."- Athenæum,
"Very fine illustrative volume, drawings for the most part to a uniform scale of one inch to the foot, with in many cases sections and details one-fourth the real size. The book must have been the work of years. The drawings have mostly been carefully made, and are very well reproduced, and comprise an immense number of examples which are not only very fine in themselves, and historically interesting, but which are also very suggestive as starting points from which to work out new ideas in monumental designs of this kind."— Builder, Dec. 24. Broc, H., vicomte de. La France sous l'ancien régime. Browning, R.
Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day, and other poems; with introd. essay on B.'s theory conc. personal immortality by H. E. Hersey and pref. by W. J. Rolfe. [1886.] Bulletin des bibliothèques et des archives. 188486. 3 v.
Burnett, F. II. Sera Crewe; or, What happened
at Miss Minchin's.
"Scarcely deserves to rank as a companion piece to Little Lord Fauntleroy. It is a slighter and less original piece of work.... Mrs. Burnett's ready art has invested with new and unexpected touches, and made of a somewhat stale situation a pleasant surprise." - Literary world, Mar. 17.
Cabinet historique, Le, moniteur des bibliothèques et des archives. Nouv. sér., [pub. sous direction de] U. Robert. 1882-83. 2 v. Cabinet historique, Le; revue contenant le catalogue général des mss. que renferment les bibliothèques pub. de France; [pub.] sous la direction de L: Paris. 1855-76. 22 v.
Chamber's encyclopædia; a dictionary of universal knowledge; new ed. by D: Patrick. Vol. 1.
"Edited by Mr. D: Patrick, M. A., who since 1877 has been engaged in the revision of the work, and in preparing for the new edition. A large proportion of the articles have been rewritten. The rest have been revised, and no old article has been retained without verification." Athenæum, Oct. 29.
Chartier, A. Euvres, rev. corr., etc., par H. Du Chesne Tourangeau. 1617.
Main drainage works of Boston,
Chéruel, P: A. Dictionnaire historique des insti-
Sapho; illust. de Rossi, Myrboch, etc.
shire. Daudet, A. Dobson, A.
"All the authorities have been consulted, old newspapers and magazines have been ransacked for fresh information, and six letters of Goldsmith hitherto unpub. lished are given in an appendix. Mr. Dobson's narrative is clear and well arranged, and his remarks on Gold. smith's literary work are full of common sense. His estimate of Goldsmith's character is fair and well considered." Athenæum, Mar. 17.
Doniol, H: Histoire des classes rurales en France et de leur progrès vers l'égalité civile et la propriété. 2e éd. 1867.
Doughty, C: M. Travels in Arabia Deserta. 2 v. A book which has been ten years in preparation, and in which the author has had the assistance of such scholars as Renan, Sachau, Wright, and others. Written in a style which at first seems barbarous and affected, but which is soon seen to be a personal peculiarity of the traveller, coming partly from his hermit life in the East. His studies of English apparently stopped with the Elizabethan period and the authorized version of the Bible, but they have given him a style eminently suited to his subject-matter. The book can be opened anywhere and read without weariness - a worthy companion to the Arabian Nights." — Nation, Apr. 5.
Dowden, E. Transcripts and studies.
"Professor Dowden possesses in a remarkable de gree the power of getting to the heart of great books.' He has also the rarer power of getting to the heart of great writers of books. But no one who is familiar with Prof. Dowden's writings, and especially no one who reads this volume will deny to him the higher qualities which go to the making of literature. With all earnestness I commend the book to the student and general reader alike, as one of the best literary first-fruits of the year.". George Cotterell in the Acad. emy, Mar. 10.
Drayton, M. Poems. Pt. 1. (Spenser Soc.)
Fearnside, W: G., and Harral, T: History of
Ferris, G: T. Great musical composers, Germ.,
Goncourt, E: L: A. H. de, and J. A. H. de. Journal; mém. de la vie littéraire. 2 v. Goodwin, J: A. The pilgrim republic; an historical review of the Colony of New Plymouth,
Letters to his sister, M. A.
"Every line is worthy of the writer; but there are few passages in the book which are not of that kind which belongs to the deep secrets of the heart, whispered, indeed, between brother and sister, and as little fitted for the rude ear of the world as the prayers that are silently offered to God. We find letters, or scraps of letters dated from all the spots which are connected with Gordon's career. Very few throw any new light on the events of his life. Those from the Soudan in the seventies are the most interesting.". Atheneum, Mar. 31.
Gordon, Gen. C: G:
Guild, C. Britons and Muscovites; or, Traits of two empires.
Guillaume, H. The Amazon provinces of Peru,
as a field for European emigration, etc.
"An enlarged English edition of a pamphlet issued in Lima in 1885 by an Association calling itself 'Society for the Exploration and Colonization of Peru,' of which Society Mr. Guillaume is the delegate member as well as Consul General for Peru in Southampton. large portion of the work is naturally devoted to the vast mineral resources of the country; and this section is excellently done." -A. II. Keene in the Academy, Mar.
Gunter, A. C.
"Mr. Hannay's volume has no charm of style to commend it; but his discriminating praise of Smollett for his descriptions of sea-life, is a feature of the biography not to be found in Scott. In the author's judgment there are but two novelists who combine the faculty of telling a story of enduring literary value with personal knowl edge of the sea, and these two are Smollett and Marryat." Spectator, Mar. 10.
Hardy, T: D. Description of the patent rolls in the Tower of London; added an Itinerary of King John. 1835.
Hart, G. E. The fall of New France, 1755–60.
"Mr. Hart had four episodes to treat of: The campaign in the valley of the Ohio, the expulsion of the Acadians, the capture of Louisbourg, and the battle of the Plains of Abraham, which led to the final downfall of New France. These subjects were handled with breadth of appreciation, and depth of research, The question of the Acadians is one of special difficulty, owing to the coloured accounts of British and French writers, but the Lecturer strongly leaned to the view that their dispersion was a matter of absolute military necessity, in accordance with the political jurisprudence of the times, and that it is hard to see what other course could have been pursued."- Montreal gazette, Mar. 25, 1887.
Mr. Barnes of New York. Life of T. G: Smollett. (Great wri
"The style is crude, and slips in grammar abound. The writer has taken pains to consult such published authorities as were within his reach, but want of close attention and a total absence of critical judgment have led him into numberless errors." Nation, Apr. 1 Havard, H: L'art dans la maison; grammair de l'ameublement; illust. de Corroyer, [et autres. 1883.]
L'art et les artistes hollandais. 1879-31.
La Flandre à vol d'oiseau; illust. par M. Jalanne. 1883.
Lettre sur l'enseignement des beaux-arts. 187. Salon de 1885; étude critique et 100 phot gravures. 1885.
Hayes, H: pseud. Queen money.
"As a quiet, not overdone satire on the New York worship of money as 'the one good thing' the book is most effective; but as a story pure and simple, it caunot be called in any way remarkable." — Critic, Feb. 5.
Helps, Sir A. Thoughts upon government. 1872. Hinsdale, B. A. The old Northwest; with a view of the 13 colonies as constituted by the royal charters.
Hopkins, M., Jr. The world's verdict.
"Mr. Hopkins succeeds in throwing a distinct charm about several of his characters, and the others are endowed with definite personalities. Moreover, he writes excellent English; he is never strained, or unnatural, or turgid. The world's verdict' is a novel of superior quality in many ways." Literary world, Mar. 17. Works in English verse by [W.] Duncombe and other[s]; 2d ed. add. imitations now first published. 1767. 4 v. Hughes, T: The old Church; what shall we do with it? 1878.
Horatius Flaccus, Q.
Ingleby, C. M. Shakespeare; the man and the book; a coll. of occasional papers on the bard and his writings.. 1877. James, H. E. M. The Long White Mountain; or, A journey in Manchuria.
"Mr. James has devoted one-half his book, by no means the least interesting, to the historical, social, ag. ricultural, and religious aspects of Manchuria. Everything is good about the book, except its wearisome weight nearly four pounds --and its squabby form. Readers in search of something new, students, politicians, and geographers, may all profit by the perusal of the latest report on the country, people, products, and condition of Manchuria. Mr. James has furnished proof of the existence of the Great Wall; and has extinguished a fine chain of lofty snowy peaks, rivaling the Alps. Manchuria merits alike the attention of historical students and statesmen,' and both may bene. fit by reflection on the interesting subject as it is put before them in this bright and useful volume."- Specta. tor, Mar. 17.
Jewett, S.. O. The king of Folly Island, and other people.
Johnston, H: P. Yale and her honor-roll in the American Revolution. 1775-83. Jubinal, M. L: A. Armeria Real; ou, Collection des principales pièces du Musée d'Artillerie de Madrid; dessins de G. Sensi. 1838. 2 v. Supplément. [1859.] Juste, T. Les Pays-Bas au 16e siècle; vie de Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde. 1858. Kebbel, T. E. men ser.)
Life of Lord Beaconsfield. (States
"On the whole well executed. It is laudatory, except as regards Mr. Disraeli's support of the Bill directed against ritualism, but it is written from a fairly independent standpoint."- Atheneum, Mar. 17.
Koehler, S. R. American art; illust. by Amer. etchers and wood engravers from paintings. [1886.] Kurtz, C: M. National Academy notes, includ. the catalogue of the 63d Spring exhibition. Labiche, E. M., and Lefranc, P: C: J. A: Embrassons-nous Folleville! comédie-vaudeville. Nouv. éd. 1882.
Lage de Volude, B. E., marquise de. Souvenirs d'émigration; lettres à Madame la comtesse de Montijo. 1869.
Lamar, W: H., and Ellis, F. W. Physical observations during the Lady Franklin Bay expedition of 1883.
Leland, C: G. Practical education.
"In 1882 Mr. Leland, at the request of General John Eaton, Commissioner of Education, wrote for the Bu reau of Education, a pamphlet on Industrial art in schools. It is usual to issue about 15,000 of these 'circulars.' But the demand for this was so great, that three years ago 60,000 had been sent to special applicants for it. The author enlarged it to a book. Of late years people have begun to lay aside the old superstition as to a 'gift' or 'talent' for art being needed to learn to draw, so Mr. Leland says, and it is now admitted we all have a faculty for it which can be developed. Going still further. Mr. Leland holds that the faculty itself can be created or evolved. Following this out, he believes that memory and quickness of perception, with attention or interest, may all be called into existence." — Critic, Jan. 14.
Light on the hidden way, with an introd. by J. F.
Scenery of Greece and its islands;
Lupetti, A. Dante in molte vicende della vita
McCarthy, J. Ireland's cause in England's Parliament, with pref. by J: B. O'Reilly.
"A succinct and readable apologia for the Irish movement, by one who gave up much to join it, and who has partaken of all its vicissitudes." Nation, Feb. 22. Macfarren, G. A. Addresses and lectures [on
"Never were discourses less academic in style or more invigorating and helpful than these ten annual addresses (1878-1887) to the students of the Royal Acad emy of Music. There is something almost apostolic in the earnest exordium which is an invariable feature of the addresses and in the fervid admonishment that occasionally intervenes in the course of exposition. Few men have known so well how to instruct and interest a youthful audience, or how to utilize in the clear and expressive language that befits the platform, the accumulated stores of thought and erudition."- Sat. rev., Mar. 31.
"Colonel Maurice has written a book that is crammed with ideas, and from it a great deal of information is to be gathered, but his style is confused, and there are many portions of his essays which are barely intelligible even to a careful reader." Athenæum, Mar. 10. Melville, G: J: W. Cerise. 1872. Michael, E. Practical thoughts of a mother; tr. by M. E, B., [and] C. M. V. W, [1882.]
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U. S. Commandery of Ohio. Sketches of war history, 1861-65. Vol. 1.
Military Service Institution of the U. S. Jour
nal. Vol. 2, no. 6. 1881.
This number is devoted to " Our Indian question."" Morse collection of Japanese pottery. Repr. from Amer. architect. 1887.
Mosblech, B., l'abbé. Vocabulaire océanien-français et français-océanien. 1843. New Antigone, The.
Nichol, J: Tables of European history, litererture, science, and art, and of American history, litarature, etc.
Paris, A. L: Les papiers de Noailles de la Bibliothèque du Louvre. 1875. 2 v. Parish, W: D., and Shaw, W: F. Dictionary of the Kentish dialect and provincialisms. Parr, Mrs. L.. Loyalty George. (Leisure hour
"We do not remember a work by this lady since her charming portrait of Dorothy Fox, which has not some claims to a more than ephemeral existence. In certain respects, Loyalty George will not compare in lightness and grace with its predecessors; but in the riper literary qualities, and in the power of dealing with human experience and human suffering it is an advance upon them." G. Barnett Smith in the Academy, Mar. 31. Patton, J. H.
Natural resources of the U. S.
"It contains a great amount of useful information leavened with some mistakes, a few false statements, especially as regards scientific definitions; and various exaggerations."- Nation, Mar. 22.
Rogers, Rev. W:, Bp. of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate. Reminiscences; compiled by R. H. Hadden. "A fresh, crisply written autobiography, which has something to tell and tells it well, brimful of shrewd humour, practical energy, and cheery hopefulness, manly in tone, without tinge of bitterness or touch of morbid self-analysis." Athenæum, Feb. 11. Roland de la Platière, Mme. M. J. P.
Madame Roland, sa détention à l'Abbaye et à Sainte Pélagie, 1793, racontée par elle-même. 1886. Russell, T: Corrections of thermometers. (Signal service notes.)
"Russia's Hope," The; or, Britannia no longer rules the waves; showing how the Muscovite bear got at the British whale; tr. by C: J. Cooke, with preface by W: Beatty-Kingston. "The book is extremely sprightly, and almost as entertaining as Tom Cringle's Log.'". -Athenæum, Feb.
Samuelson, J. Bulgaria, past and present, hist., polit., and descr. ; illust.
"Does not add much to the general stock of inform. ation collected in recent literature on the subject. His descriptive narrative, which is well illustrated by woodcuts and collotype plates, is brightly written, and includes vivid pictures of peasant life." — Sat. rev., Mar. 10.
Scherer, E. La démocratie et la France. 1884. Schöner, J: Reproduction of his globe of 1523, his dedicatory letter to R. von Streytperck; the De Moluccis" of Maximilianus Transylvanus with tr. and notes on the globe by H: Stevens, ed. with introd. by C. H. Coote. Shakespeare, W: A midsummer nights dreame, facsimile repr. of the text of the first folio, 1623, etc., with introd. and notes by H: John
regimental history; the 125th New York State Volunteers.
Six, MM. Galerie de peinture de MM. Six. Smedes, S. D. Memorials of a Southern planter. "Thomas Smith Dabney, the memorials of whose life are presented, was born in 1798. He died in 1885. The life of a Southern planter that covered so long a period gives a chance for as interesting a picture of old Southern manners as the writer of any recent book has had. Mrs. Smedes tells the story of his life well enough to make a good sketch of the man, who was worth knowing on his own accouut, and a good picture of Southern civilization in the time of slavery. All who are interested to get a knowledge of what that civilization was, will find this one of the most helpful of recent books, and for this reason it has even an historical value."
Simons, E. D.