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Owen, Mrs. J: A. After shipwreck. Parkes, K. The pre-Raphaelite movement. Fennell, J. Pen drawing and pen draughtsmen, their work and their methods; a study of the art to-day, with technical suggestions. "From the side of technical knowledge no one could be better equipped for writing of pen drawing than Mr. Pennell. Assuredly he knows a good drawing when he sees it, and knows why it is good, knows in what the modern progress of the art consists, and how modern pen drawing differs from the ancient; but he does not succeed in making these things plain to his reader. He does not think with precision or write with method, and what he has to tell us must be picked out here and there amidst rambling remarks and endless repetitions." Nation, Dec. 19.
and E. R. Our journey to the Hebrides.
"Rather dreary reading. If a traveller has found only weariness, wet and hunger on his journey, and has come back in so discontented a frame of mind as to find Scott's novels stupid reading after just visiting their scenes, he may be sure that he has missed seeing what the country had to show, and he ought not to expect the public to be interested in mere discomforts."-Nation, Aug. 29.
Pérez, A. S. Ramón de Campoamor, estudio critico-biográfico.
Perring, Sir P. The "works and days" of Moses; or, A critical dissertation on the first two chapters of Genesis.
"Sir Philip Perring makes one more attempt to reconcile the early chapters of Genesis with the conclusions of geology. His attempt does not seem to us to differ greatly from the hundreds of similar attempts that have from time to time been made. To those who take an interest in a subject pretty well threshed out among learned men, the book may be commended. It is written in an attractive and spirited style."- Acad. emy, Feb. 22.
beforehand. His two hundred pages of text contain the very cream of Prior's verse, which is also the cream of a certain division of English poetry. His seventy pages of introduction contain, with much good criticism, the best and most authentic account of Prior's life yet given, with several old errors corrected."- Sat. rev., Jan. 25. Rawnsley, H. D. E: Thring; teacher and poet. "Mr. Rawnsley's study is singularly readable. It dwells more on the poetical and imaginative side of Edward Thring, which was perhaps the side of him which chiefly made him the hero he was to his own scholars." Spectator, Mar. 1.
Salomons, Sir D: Electric light installations and the management of accumulators. New ed., rev. and enl.
Samuelson, J. India past and present; historical,
social, and political.
"Mr. Samuelson's title is perhaps a little too wide. He has given a view of the historical past of India, and of its social present, but he adds the word 'political;' and it can hardly be said that by merely stating the demands of the National Congress, and certain recommendations of Lord Dufferin, and by briefly explaining the municipal system, he has given an adequate view of the political present of India. We have not noticed many errors of fact, and it is readable in its style." -Atheneum, Dec. 14.
Sharp, W: American sonnets; with introduction. Skrine, J: H. A memory of E: Thring.
"Contains some chapters of quite singular ability, though one or two chapters seem to us too ambitious. He gives an admirable picture of Thring's healthy and vivid sympathy with the play of his school, aud analyses with great skill the various elements of Thring's fascination for the boys over whom he ruled." -Spectator, Mar. 1.
Stedman, E. C., and Hutchinson, E. M. Library of American literature. 9 v.
"Excellently planned, and thoroughly executed an thology." Literary world, June 8.
Tinseau, L. de. Bouche close.
Waddie, J: Divine philosophy; a poem. Warner. C: D. A little journey in the world.
"A society novel which is as little of a novel and as much of a treatise on social aims and methods as possible." Critic, Dec. 28.
Life of Gen. G: Washington.
1812. Wood, A.
Survey of the antiquities of the city of Oxford, 1661-66; ed. by A. Clark. Vol.
"The editor has done his work conscientiously and with excellent discretion. In his Introduction he gives a short life of his author, founded on Wood's Autobiography, which was printed in his edition of the Athenae Oxonienses,' a criticism of the treatise on the city of Oxford, and a notice of the original ms, and specially important transcripts of the work. The text is treated in a spirit of intelligent conservatism. All Wood's notes have been preserved, and the notes added by the editor are clearly distinguished from them." Sat. rev., Mar.
Additions. 2d ser.]
Arbuthnot, Sir A. J. Maj.-Gen. Sir T: Munro, Bart., Governor of Madras; a memoir. Arkwright, R: The Queen Anne's gate mystery.
"An ingenious tale of mystery." Academy, July
Arnold, Rev. F.
[No. 260. Mar. 31, 1890
Buckman, S. S. John Drake's sojourn in the
Reminiscences of a literary and clerical life. 2 v.
"Though the author's life has been varied, he has never occupied a large space in the eyes of his contemporaries. His Reminiscences' throw no new light on any remarkable events or on any distinguished persons." Athenæum, Nov. 2.
Ball, Rt. Hon, J: T: Historical review of the legislative systems operative in Ireland, 11721800. New ed.
Baudrillart, H: J. L. Les populations agricoles de la France: Normandie et Bretagne, passé et present. 1885.
"Ce n'est pas de son fauteuil, ou de l'intérieur des bibliothèques, mais sur place, voyageant à pied ou en modeste carriole que le savant et consciencieux membre de l'i stitut accomplit l'enquête dont l'avaient chargé ses collègues. Consultant les intéressés, faisant causer petits et grands, petits surtout, voyant tout de L'ouvrier agricole, ses yeux qui savent voir. vingt millions de Français, a été critiqué, calomnié par des politiciens atteints de fièvre urbaine ou par des romanciers qui parlaient de choses qu'ils ne connaissaient point. M. Baudrillart fait justice, non par des phrases mais par des faits, de ces allégations mensongeres." — Le livre, nov.
Blackie, J: S. A song of heroes.
"First: It is not the case that correctness is an essential of poetry; for the subtle melody of some of Blake's verses derives the added charm of irregularity from the the hasty gathering, lest the dew should escape him, of his wild wood flowers. Professor Blackie in his unfortunate hurry has shaken the dew from all his posy. Secondly: Though it will not make a man an artist to shout, Art for itself!' till he be hoarse, yet the true artist does follow art for its own sake, knowing well that unless he has perfected his work to the best of his power, whatever else it may do, it will never make for righteousness nor for the beauty that includes righteousness." John Davidson in the Academy, Mar. 15. Bridges, J: A. Idylls of a lost village.
The purely landscape studies are fresh and breezy, and show that unfailing delight in minutest observation of nature to which we, in this generation of city-dwellers, are turning again for refreshment to our souls. The value of Mr. Bridges' conscientious workmanship is fully felt in his English, which is always pure, never slipshod, and never tainted by the corroding hurry of journalism, although most of these papers made their first appear ance in a daily newspaper." Athenæum, Jan. 25. Bridgman, F: A. Winters in Algeria. An admirable book of travel." - Literary world, Dec. 7.
Brisset, G: Apologie, written upon consideration of the inhumane murther of the late French king; tr. out of French, ed. by E. Goldsmid. 1610, repr. 1884. (Bibliotheca curiosa.)
Broglie, A. C: L. V:, duc de.
Histoire et diploma
"A collection of the Duc de Broglie's essays and addresses can never be other than welcome. Much of the duke's history and a good deal of the actual contents of this volume trench upon, if they do not positively cover that doubtful land of politics which it is not wise to touch in a purely literary review. ... But all the pieces which are frankly political are good literature and, whether the reader agree with them or not, good sense."
Athenæum, Oct. 12.
"Mr. Buckman has attempted to preserve some record of the dialect of the districts he writes of and its quaintness of expression. He has not succeeded in throwing his experiences into a particularly attractive shape. His stories want point; the topics are too commonplace. He has the gift of picking up the dialect, but not that of selecting with precision the aspects of life and character which are peculiar. He has not succeeded in doing for Cotswolds what Mr. Barnes and Mr. Hardy have done for Dorset." Athenæum, Mar.
Cahu, T. (pseud. Théo-Chritt). Journal d'un officier malgré lui. 1887.
Caldecott, R. Sketches; with introd. by H:
"If not ranking among the more ambitious works of Caldecott, the collection of odds and ends abounds in his joyfulness and lively fun, his bright and frank sense of the ludicrous, and that true feeling for the fresh and unexpected aspect of things which is said to constitute wit." Athenæum, Dec. 14.
Mountaineering in Colorado; the peaks about Estes Park.
"Mr. Chapin made a systematic exploration of all the mountain peaks surrounding Estes Park. His ac count of his various ascents is written in a simple and unaffected narrative form, illustrated by excellent process reproductions of photographs, over fifty in num. ber, taken by the author's own camera and printed in a most charming little volume under the auspices of the Appalachian Mountain Club'.' — Nation, Feb. 27. Cicero, M. T. Death no bane; new tr., with notes of [his] first Tusculan disputation, by R. Black.
Chapin, F. H.
Clelia, pseud. God in Shakspeare. Cohausen, J: H: Hermippus redivivus; or, The sage's triumph over old age and the grave; [tr. by J: Campbell]; ed. by E. Goldsmid. 1744, repr. 1885. 3 v. in 1. (Coll. adaman.) Collier, J. An essay upon gaming, in a dialogue between Callimachus and Dolomedes; ed. by E. Goldsmid. 1713, repr. 1885. (Coll. adaman.)
man line-engravers. That when there he should devote himself almost exclusively to the investigation which Dr. Thausing had pointed out was naturally to be expected, and the large accumulation of notes which thence resulted, utilized a few years afterwards by the author for his professional lectures, and now increased in value and extent by careful transcriptions and translations of the Dürer manuscripts preserved at Dresden and in the British Museum, are now presented in collected form. On the whole, we may assume that in all probability there is no letter, no manuscript, or note existing in Duerer's handwriting, or from the hand of his contemporaries which in any way relates to him, which in this volume is not either translated in full or sufficiently referred to."
"An exceptionally interesting reprint. Skilfully selected, and introduced by Dr. Furnivall with charac teristic energy and eccentricity of spelling, Holinshed ought to prove not the least popular of the neat and well-varied Camelot books." - Sut. rev., Jan. 4. Hauff, W: The wine-ghosts of Bremen. Head, B. V. Catalogue of Greek coins: Corinth, colonies of Corinth, etc.; ed. by R. S. Poole. "This volume continues the series of publications which has been frequently and favorably noticed by us, and numismatists will recognize in it the same characteristic merits.". - Athenaeum, Oct. 26.
Hoffmann, Prof. More magic.
"Mr. Hoffmann gives a vast variety of tricks divided into those that are done by simple sleight-of hand, and those that require a special apparatus." - Spectator,
"The soundest piece of history we have met with on the difficult subject that he has chosen. His book will not arouse any interest among the wide public for whom the fourteenth century is only one of many dead and buried centuries, and all the dukes of Orleans prior to Philippe VIII. confusion of oblivion. On the other hand, the considerable public already interested in the deeds and adventures of the brother of Charles VI. will be in danger of even overrating the talent, the acuteness, the veracity, and the research of M. Jarry." Athenæum, Aug. 17.
Jenkins, R. C: Life of Valentin Alberti, D .D. Jokai, M. Life in a cave; tr. by L. Villari. [1884.]
Kempe, W: Nine daies wonder, performed in a journey from London to Norwich; ed. by E. Goldsmid. (Coll. adaman.)
Kipling, R. In black and white.
Under the deodars.
"Mr. Kipling is a new writer, or a writer new to the English as distinct from the Anglo-Indian public. He is so clever, so fresh, and so cynical that he must be young. His least cynical stories are those in In black and white,' studies of native life and character. ... Perhaps the most excellent is Dray Yara Yew Dee,' This char acter in his cunning and his honesty, his madness of revenge, his love, his misery, his honour, is to our mind a little masterpiece. On the whole, Under the Deodars 'is more conventional and less interesting."- Sat. rev., Aug. 10.
Kitchin, Rev. G: W:, Dean of Winchester. Winchester. (Historic towns.)
"Dr. Kitchin has made the history and antiquities of the old royal city so peculiarly his own that no more fitting person could be found to do justice to Winchester in this series. He has constructed this little volume almost entirely from original authorities, not unfrequently making use of documents which have not hitherto seen the light. Additional value is thereby imparted to the book for many of the details concern not only Winchester itself but also throw light upon early English history in general. The words of the old Chroniclers lose little of their force and quaintness in the Dean's translations, and they are interwoven with the text in such a way as to enliven and enrich the story of those times, the records of which to an ordinary student have been too often found wanting in life and reality.". - Sat. rev., Feb. 22.
Krausse, A. S. Pictorial history of the Thames. "A very complete book of its kind. Starting from Thames Head, we are conducted by it as far as Richmond, hearing by the way of any notable historical as sociations, of the various objects of interest, and other matters which may concern a traveller on the Thames. The volume is copiously illustrated." Spectator, Nov. 2.
Physiology of bodily exercise.
Lagrange, F. (Internat. sci. ser.) Lake Mohonk Conference of Friends of the Indian. Proceedings of the 7th annual meeting, 1889; ed. by S: J: Barrows.
Lamb, C: Prince Dorus; or, Flattery put out of countenance. 1811, repr. 1889.
"Mr. Tuer has thought the book - of which he possesses a copy almost, if not quite, unique worthy of being reprinted in a limited edition in what is almost facsimile. One of the rarest and the most characteristic works of that gentle spirit' known as Elia. Very quaint and amusing are the illustrations of the long-nosed prince and his fair inamorta, and the verses are delightful. An enthusiast and a connoisseur in all that regards Lamb, Mr. Tuer has prefixed a pleasant and gossiping introduction to this bright little volume." Notes and queries.
Lecoy de la Marche, A. La chaire française au Moyen Age. 1886.
L'esprit de nos aïeux; anecdotes et bons mots tirés des mss. du 18e siècle.
Olivier, E: La France avant et pendant la Révolution.
Olsvig, V. Beyer's guide to western Norway;
with the coast-route to the North Cape and overland routes to Christiania. [1887.] Oxford University. Wadham College. Registers. Pt. 1, 1613 to 1719; ed., with biog. notes, by Rev. R. B. Gardiner.
Parry, Maj. E. G.
Sketches of a yachting cruise. "There is infinitely more information in his little work than we usually find in books of a similar nature, Though a soldier, Major Parry is well versed in all things nautical; he describes vividly the pleasures and pains of a sailing cruise, he revels in the dangers of a storm, and has the enjoyment of an artist in all the scenes around him." — Athenæum, July 20.
Pemberton, J. D. Vancouver 1860.
Facts and figures relating to Island and British Columbia. Perelaer, T. H: Baboe Dalima; or, The opium fiend; tr. from the Dutch by the Rev. E. J. Venning. 1888.
"The opium curse in Java."
Princess Sunshine; and
Riddell, Mrs. J. H. other stories. 2 v.
"The stories are all written in the crisp, forthright, effective style that makes reading pleasurable." - Sat. rev., Aug. 10.
Ritson, J. Ancient popular poetry, from authentic manuscripts and old printed copies; rev. by E. Goldsmid. 1884. 2 v. (Coll. adaman.) Roberts, M. Under a cloud. [1888.]
"Refined and graceful work."- Academy, Nov. 24. Rose, J: H. A century of continental history,
"A succinct,able, and clear summary of the main outline and landmarks of A century of European history.' Some coloured maps, a capital index, and a brief list of authorities enhance from a student's point of view the value of the work."- Spectator, Oct. 26.
St. John, Mrs. H. Life of Audubon the naturalist of the New world. [1882.]
Shiukichi Shigema. A Japanese boy; by himself. "Mr. Shigemi tells of his boyhood's sports and jokes, food and eating, evening entertainments at home, actors and the theatre, temples and religion, and the details of daily life. He tells us especially how New Year's was celebrated, and the festivals enjoyed, and how Ameri can and European customs and ideas played havoc with the old order of life. Full of fun and sparkle."- Critic, Dec. 28.
Simon, J. F. S. S. dit J. Mémoires des autres.
"M. Simon nous a donné dans Colas, Colasse, et Colette, un petit chef-d'œuvre d'humour, et, sous le titre de Liberi, un drame intime, poignant, profond. Dans Monsieur Antoine, quel piquant tableau des palinodies de 1814 et de 1815! ... dans Pierre Guérin nous avons un croquis humoristique et fidèle de la grande polissonnerie populaire qui s'appelle le 15 mai 1848, prologue grotesque de la tragédie de juin. Puis vient la harangue enflammée de Jules Simon rouvrant son cours au lendemain du 2 décembre, magnifique mouvement d'élo. quence dont le fin vieillard atténue volontairement l'effet, à la page suivante, en racontant la demi-clémence d'Auguste. Enfin, dans Patrie, revit la curieuse image du temps où le ministre de l'instruction publique couchait par terre, sur un matelas, dans une des salles du musée de Versailles." - Aug. Filon in Revue bleue, 21 déc.
Skottowe, B. C. Sudden death; or, My lady the
"This is a telling sensation story by a skilful hand that is capable of something more than a sensation story.". Spectator, Oct. 5.
Stevens, B. F. Facsimiles of mss. in European archives relating to America, 1773-83; with descriptions, notes, etc. 2 v.
"The history of the Revolutionary war has been so thoroughly studied that no very important fact hitherto unknown is ever likely to be discovered in it. But for the thorough understanding of minor characters and secondary events, and for side lights upon persons and things of great importance, few publications can prove more useful than Mr. Steven's facsimiles."- Nation, Feb. 20.
Stinde, J. Woodland tales, [tr. by E. Wright].
"Charming and attractive; they have an idyllic touch about them; they are full of pathos and some of them are very strong." — J. A. Hamilton in the Academy, Mar. 26, 1887.
Stubbs, J: W: History of the University of Dublin, from its foundation to the end of the 18th century; with an app. of orig. documents. (Dublin Univ. Press ser.)
"Dr. Stubbs's book is often disappointing. less there was difficulty in his task, because the actual buildings of the Castle are, with but few exceptions, as
History of Palmer, Mass., early known as the Elbow Tract; incl. records of the plantation, district, and town, 17161889; with a genealogical register [by E. B. Gates].
Tennant, Rev. W: Indian recreations; strictures on the domestic and rural economy of the Mahomedans and Hindoos. 2d ed., enl. and corr. 1804. 2 v.
Tillier, C. Mon oncle Benjamin. [1882?]
Valdés, A. P. La hermana San Sulpicio, [novela
de] costumbres andaluzas. 2 v.
"Not only his best novel, but one of the most noteworthy novels of the day. So faithful a delineation of Sevillian manners and customs, of purely Andalusian idiosyncracies, has not appeared since the 'Rinconete y Cortadillo' of Cervantes." Sat. rev., Mar 29. Van Alstine, Mrs. J. Charlotte Corday. Around and about South America; Vincent, F. 20 months of quest and query.
"We find Mr. Vincent's work to be of considerable though very unequal, value, and disappointing mainly because of his failure to make better use of his excep tional opportunities. In many respects a pleasant and readable book. Its style is unusually simple and straightforward, and the illustrations refreshingly origi nal" Nation, Feb. 13.
Watson, W: Wordsworth's grave; and other po
"If Mr. William Watson had written no other poem than 'Wordsworth's grave,' he would deserve a distinct place among contemporary writers of verse; for if this poem is scarcely a new departure,' it certainly does not follow the lead of any living poet. Mr. Watson's masters are not of this age- not Tennyson or Browning or Swinburne - nor are they of the age before, notwithstanding his devotion to Wordsworth; it is rather of Collins's lonely vesper chimes,' and the frugal uote of Gray.' that we think as we read the choicely worded, well-turned quatrains, which succeed each other like the strong unbroken waves of a full tide." Cosmo Monkhouse in the Academy, Feb. 22.
Whitney, W. N. Appendix to "A concise dictionary of the principal roads, chief towns and villages of Japan;" cont. the Constitution of Japan, and laws for the organization of cities, towns, and villages, etc. Yelverton, C. Oneiros; or, Some questions of