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novels which has appeared for some time, and for those who can appreciate happy satire and humour, bread yet touched with masterly skill, we would recommend A life's remorse.'"- Spectator, Apr. 19.

Hurlbert, W: H. France and the Republic; things seen and learned in the French provinces during 1889.

"Mr. Hurlbert is a readable, but not a safe guide to the political state of France. A merit of the book is that the author understands the French tongue. Another merit lies in the extremely interesting account given of the great plate-glass works in the northeast of France. There is, however, a total want of arrangement in the volume, and we go from glass-works to the Revolution, and from Revolution to coal mines and ruins, with an utter absence of all order."— Athenæum, Apr. 12.

Imbert de Saint Amand, A. L., baron. Les

femmes des Tuileries; La captivité de la duchesse de Berry; Nantes et Blaye.

The happy days of the Empress Marie Louise;
tr. by T. S. Perry.

The wife of the First Consul; tr. by T: S.

"Pleasantly written, gossiping volumes."— - Critic, July 26.

Jones, J., of Va. Letters, 1777-87; [ed. by W. C.
Ford.] 1889.

Kirschner, L. (pseud. O. Schubin). "Unter uns ;"
Roman. 1888.
Kobbé, G. The New Jersey coast and pines; illust.
guide-book; with road-maps.

Lane, W: C. The Dante collections in the Harvard College and Boston public libraries. Lang, A. How to fail in literature; a lecture.

"Practically re-written, and, like the kiss which the lady returned to Rodolphe, is 'revu, corrigé, et considé rablement augumenté." "

Old friends; essays in epistolary parody.

"Mr. Lang has published several pleasant volumes of reprinted contributions to newspapers; but none, we think, which equals this present book in variety of attrac. tion. The epistolers are persons drawn from the Pantheon of fiction, sometimes from the same author or even book, but oftener, and perhaps more amusingly, from the personages of different books and different authors." - Saturday rev., May 10.

Lavigerie, le baron O. de. L'Ordre de Malte depuis la Révolution Française.

Learned, W. Between times.

Leicester, Mass. Greenville Baptist Church. 17381888; exercises on the 150th anniv. of its formation, Sept. 28, 1888.

Le Strange, G. Palestine under the Moslems; a description of Syria and the Holy Land from A. D. 650-1500; tr. from the works of mediæval Arab geographers; with maps. (Palestine Exploration Fund.)

"An important and interesting addition to the series. Mr. Le Strange is, we believe, the first Orientalist who has undertaken the highly laborious and difficult task of translating, comparing, and arranging in chronological order all the various accounts given by the Arab geographers of the cities, holy places, and dis. tricts of Palestine and Syria. He is one of the few Englishmen who combine the literary skill, knowledge of Arabic, and personal acquaintance with the localities described that such an undertaking requires, and who possess the patience and perseverance necessary to carry it to a successful conclusion. The result of Mr. Le Strange's four years' labour will be of great value to all students of the geography of Palestine who do not read Arabic." -Athenæum, May 24.

Lombard de Langres, V. Mémoires d'un sot, contenant des niaiseries historiques, etc. 1820. Luce, S. La France pendant la guerre de cent ans ; épisodes historiques et vie privée aux 14e et 15e siècles.

"A faithful picture of the private life of every day, at almost every stage of the social scale. Here we dine with the monk, and live the laborious days of the miner, cultivate our garden with a dillettante prince of the blood, or overhear the bad language of an irate and tipsy copyist; visit the wards of Hotel Dieu, and become acquainted with a whole world of vanished figures, Jews, kings, harpists, heroes, workmen, but all of them in their every-day garb as they go about their daily tasks."- Athenæum, Apr. 19.

M., J. T: Robinson Woolfield's life at Cannes and
Lord Brougham's first arrival.
McCarthy, J. H. The French Revolution. Vol.

1, 2.

"As a history of that cataclysm they would be ludicrously inadequate, as a portrait gallery of people who played prominent and subordinate parts in the Revolution they have merits of the popular sort. Mr. McCarthy has chosen a great subject, and he has treated it with a gusto which is not without power to captivate the reader. But the permanent value of his volumes is slight." Athenæum, May 31.

MacInnes, Rev. D. Folk and hero tales; with notes by the ed. and A. Nutt.

Mahan, Capt. A. T. The influence of sea power upon history, 1660-1783.

"Prepared originally as part of an extensive course of lectures on the art and science of naval warfare to be delivered at the U.S. Naval War College, before classes of officers of varied experience, the author took the broadest and most comprehensive view of the subject, looking at the primary causes which have brought na. vies into existence, the conditions under which they have grown in power, and their influence on national de. velopment. The work is entirely original in conception, masterful in construction, and scholarly in ex. ecution."- Critic, July 26.

Martel, Mme. la comtesse de, (pseud. Gyp). O province !

"A collection of short stories of the usual kind, hardly up to her ordinary level."— Athenæum, Mar. 8. Martinengo-Cesaresco, contessa E. Italian characters in the epoch of Unification.

"However opinion may differ on the wisdom of some of these Italian patriots, or on the means they some. times took for bringing about the freedom of their country, the romantic beauty of their lives and characters, the nobleness of their end, can never be denied. All the most striking scenes and events of that long struggle are either mentioned or described in the Countess Martinengo's book, for they all affected the lives of those whose stories she has chosen to tell. Her sketches are chiefly of lives less known than the greatest; but Victor Emmanuel, Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi, are con. stantly to be met with in her pages. Her aim has not been so much to write history as to describe character." Spectator, May 3.

Michel, E. Hobbema et les paysagistes de son temps en Hollande. (Les artistes célèbres.) Millar, A. H. The historical castles and mansions of Scotland; Perthshire and Forfarshire. "It was an excellent thought of Mr. Millar's to collect into one compact illustrated volume those descriptions of Scottish castles and mansions which, during several years past, he has been contributing to the Dundee advertiser,' for the articles are far too interesting and valuable to remain permanently buried in the columns of the newspaper. Their author has manifestly entered upon his researches in the true spirit of an enthusiastic and painstaking antiquary." — Academy, July 12. Modeste, V. La nuit du 4 août, 1789-1889.

Momerie, Rev. A. W. Church and creed; ser

mons in the Foundling Hospital.

Inspiration; and other sermons, delivered in the Foundling Hospital.

The origin of evil; and other sermons, Cranley Gardens.

Personality the beginning and end of metaphysics and a necessary assumption in all positive philosophy.

Montefiore, Sir M. H., and J. C. Lady. Diaries; life and work 1812-83; with addresses, etc. of Sir Moses; ed. by L. Loewe. 2 v. "The life of Sir Moses Montefiore is the history of a man who devoted himself with unremitting energy to the task of combatting race-prejudices, sectarian persecution, and religious fanaticism in every quarter of the globe. His services in the establishment of toleration were enormous. Dr. Loewe has published a bare record of the events of Montefiore's life. The two vol. umes contain an ample chronicle of the facts of his philanthropic career, but they do not, and perhaps designedly, make any attempt to supply a picture of the phi. lanthropist himself. Consequently they have no arrangement beyond the order of time, and are difficult reading. The personal interest is throughout unduly neglected. The facts are badly stated. The Dia ries' are a chronicle, and not a biography."-Athenæum. May 3.

More, Sir T: Utopia; and the History of Edward V.; with Roper's life; ed., with introd. by M. Adams. (Camelot ser.)

Moret, E., and Saugon, L. P. Histoire des supplices et des tortures: Le bourreau à travers les siècles.

Mouzaffer Pacha, and Talaat Bey. Guerre d'orient 1877-78; défense de Plevna, d'après les documents officiels et privés réunis sous la direction du Muchir Ghazi Osman pacha. Napier, Sir W: F. P. Narrative of the Peninsular campaign, 1807-14; its battles and sieges; abrgd. from [his] Hist. of the war in the Peninsula, by W: T. Dobson.

Nicoll, H: T. Great scholars.

Contents. G: Buchanan. -R: Bentley. son. S: Parr. - Miscellaneous.

R: Por

Notley, E. A. A comparative grammar of the French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages. 1868.

Oman, V. E. Swedish-English dictionary. [1888.] Pausanias. Mythology and monuments of ancient

Athens; a trans. of a portion of [his] Attica by M. de G. Verrall; with introd. essay, etc., by J.. E. Harrison.


"The starting point of this volume is a translation of selected portions of Pausanias; these are as nearly per fect in style and accuracy as can be. Upon these texts Miss Harrison hangs a delightful commentary, dealing with all the main points of Athenian topogra phy,and explaining with admirable clearness the results of the excavations made and still being made by the Greek government. In these discoveries no scholar has borne so briliant a part as Dr. Dörpfeld, and he has placed all his information at Miss Harrison's service. Accordingly there is no book except, perhaps, the excellent Guide Johanne' for Athens, re-edited by M. Haussoullier-which can be compared with the present as summarising the latest facts and views of Athenian archæology. But she is by no means content to be a commentator on Pausanias, or a writer of a manual on Athenian art. All else with her is subordinate and subsidiary to the criticism of ancient Attic myths and worships. The whole chapter devoted to the Par

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thenon and its sculptures is a delightful and scholarly account of recent discovery and criticism, and will send many a reader to study the Elgin marbles afresh.". Spectator, May 17.

Pellew, G: J: Jay. (Amer. statesmen.)


"The style of the biographer is clear and crisp, and Mr. Pellew's work has the great merit of dealing fully with the less known facts and episodes, and of passing lightly over the more familiar incidents." Critic, July 19. Personal and social evolution; with the key of the science of history, or the old and new world of thought and opinion; by a historical scientist. Pimblett, W. M. Emin Pasha; his life and work; with an account of Stanley's relief march. Pontmartin, A. A: J. M.. F., comte de. Souvenirs d'un vieux critique. 10e sér.

Pritchard, C: Occasional thoughts of an astronomer on nature and revelation.

"In this beautifully got-up volume, the Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford has collected a number of sermons and addresses delivered before the British Association and various Church conventions. The general purport of these sermons is to prove that the discoveries of modern astronomy are in harmony not only with the essential teaching of Christ, which they might be, but with the dogmatic evolution of ecclesiasticism, which is a very different matter." Academy, Feb. 8. Procter, F. A history of the Book of common prayer, with a rationale of its offices. 5th ed. 1861.

Pynchon, T: R. Bishop Butler, a religious philosopher for all time; a sketch of his life, with an examination of the " Analogy." Quesnay, F. Euvres économiques et philosophiques; acomp. des éloges, etc., sur Quesnay; avec une introd. et des notes par A: Oncken. 1888.

Rabusson, H: L'illusion de Florestan.
Rame, L.. de la (pseud. Ouida). Syrlin. 3 v.

Ever and again clever beyond nine-tenths of the an. nual flood of fiction, and yet is, in the main, untrue, stupid, and wearisome." W: Sharp in the Academy, May 24.

Reid, Capt. M. The naturalist in Siluria; Herefordshire, Radnorshire, etc.

Reinach, S. Les Gaulois dans l'art antique; et la sarcophage de la vigne Ammendola. Richmond, W. Economic morals; 4 lectures; with pref. by Rev. H. S. Holland. Ris-Paquot, O. E. La céramique musicale et instrumentale.

Robert, A., and Cougny, G.

Dictionnaire des Parlementaires français; tous les membres des assemblées françaises et tous les ministres français, mai 1789 - mai 1889. Tome 1. Rossetti, L. M. Mrs. Shelley. (Eminent women ser.)

"On the whole, Mrs. Rossetti's book is a fair manual of the subject; and it is not her fault that the subject has been hackneyed and overworked. But the style is often marked by great inexperience, or by inability to use language with grace and ease."- Sat. rev., May 3. Santa-Anna Nery, F. J. de, Le Brésil en 1889. Saunois de Chevert, G. L'indigence et l'assistance dans les Campagnes depuis 1789. Schlegel, F: Briefe an seinen Bruder August Wilhelm; hrsg. Dr. O. F. Walzel.

Selve, O. de.

Correspondance politique d'O. de Selve, ambassadeur de France en Angleterre, 1546-49; pub. par Lefèvre-Pontalis. 1888. "En publiant et en annotant la correspondance d'Odet de Selve, M. Lefèvre Pontalis a fait œuvre d'érudit pa. tient et consciencieux; dans son introduction, il a fait plus et mieux, il a fait œuvre d'historien." Rev. des questions hist., jan.

Sharp, W: Life of Bobert Browning.

Shows very considerable ability. The bulk of his volume consists of criticisms (mainly sensible and sound, if not particularly acute) of Browning's works, of which an excellent bibliography is supplied by Mr. Anderson. For a satisfactory biography we must wait till Mrs. Orr completes the task she has just begun." Athenæum, May 10.

Sienkiewicz, H. With fire and sword; an historical novel of Poland and Russia; tr. by J. Curtin.

"The novel which placed Sienkiewicz at the head of Polish novelists, past and present, according to compe. tent authorities, who pronounce him gifted with Dumas' facility for conceiving and carrying out a complicated romance, Bret Harte's dry humour and laconic pathos, and Turgenieff's melancholy suggestiveness, with much of his delicacy of touch. In this 'Fire and sword,' Sienkiewicz gives a picture of Polish history in the 17th century in its political, intellectual, and social aspects."

Sirius, pseud. Morgante the Lesser; his notorious

life and wonderful deeds.

Smyth, J. P. The old documents and the new Bible; an easy lesson in Biblical criticism; the Old Testament.

Spencer, D: E. Local government in Wisconsin. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Studies.) Sprague, H: H. City government in Boston; its rise and development.

Spyri, Frau J.

Aus den schweizer Bergen; drei Geschichten für Kinder, etc. Stanley, H: M. In darkest Africa; or, The quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin. 2 v.

"Mr. Stanley, although he had many grievances, and complained, not without reason as we conceive, of the 'pitiable irresolution' of the Pasha, is nevertheless at considerable pains to do justice to his character. Mr. Stanley's great discovery was that of the broad Semliki Valley, which now joins the Albert Edward to the Albert Nyanza, but which formed anciently the bed of the lake of which the lakes just named are the survivors, themselves doomed to extinction in the course of time. We cannot follow Mr. Stanley when he wishes us to believe that his Ruwenzori represent Ptolemy's Mountains of the Moon,' and that its melting snow has been for some fifty centuries most vital to the people of Egypt.' His own observation and meas. urements disprove this.... Nor can we accept his assumption that our modern chartographers are inferior to those of Homer's time. These fascinating vol. umes are sure to find readers in every circle. Their scientific value is of a high order, but they will perhaps be most highly appreciated because they afford an insight into the Africa of today, enable the reader to gauge many of the capabilities of that continent, and present him with an account of one of the most interesting episodes of contemporaneous African history. The illustrations are numerous and excellent." - Athenaum, July 5.

Stapfer, P. Rabelais; sa personne, son génie, son


Storrs, R: S. The Puritan spirit; oration before the Congregational Club, Dec. 18, 1889. Suttner, A. G. von. Djambek the Georgian; a tale of modern Turkey; from the Germ. by H. M. Jewett; introd. by M. M. Mangasarian.

Symons, A. Days and nights.

Szendrei, J. Catalogue descriptif et illustré de la collection de bagues de Mme. Gustave de Tarnóczy.

"Accompagné de 309 illustrations dans le texte." Talmud de Jérusalem, Le; tr. par M. Schwab: Introd. et tables générales.

Tannenberg, B. de. La poésie castillane contemporaine; Espagne et Amérique.

"La littérature contemporaine de l'Espagne nous est à peu près inconnue. M. Boris de Tannenberg s'est proposé de nous montrer combien est injuste notre négligence à cet égard. ... Il nous le déclare qu'il n'a pas eu la prétention d'être complet, et a recherché ce qui devait le plus interesser un public étranger. Ce public lui saura certainement gré de son travail et fera bon accueil à ce volume et aux deux autres tomes qui doivent suivre." Polybiblion, mai.

Tissot, V. Unknown Switzerland; tr. from the 12th ed. by Mrs. Wilson.

Valdes, A. P. Sister Saint Sulpice; [tr.] by N. H. Dole.

"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 idiosyncrasies, has not appeared since the 'Rinconte y Cortadillo' of Cervantes. But the Seville of Señor Valdés is no longer a picturesque one. It is the Seville of to-day, than which there is no happier hunting ground for a novelist equipped with his perspicacity, keenness of observation, and pungent humour. Its very dialect lends to his irreproachable style, direct and swift, without being hurried, an additional savour. Great as

is the descriptive power of Señor Valdés, it is in the delineation of character that his talent finds its fullest expression." Saturday rev., Mar. 29.

Verne, J.

Sans dessus dessous. (Les voyages extraordinaires.)

"C'est bourré de science ce roman-là.” —Polybiblion, jan.

Viaud, Lieut. J. (pseud. P. Loti). Au Maroc.

"In his present work he is more than ever the dreaming sceptic, and less than ever the naval officer." Athenæum, Feb. 15.

Wakeman, H: O. Life of C: James Fox. (Statesmen ser.)

"It may be wrong to assert that Mr. Wakeman has an invincible prejudice against Fox as a statesman, and entertains a singular admiration for George III.'s most reprehensible acts; yet such is the impression which the perusal of this 'Life' will doubtless make upon the reader. ... Much that is most creditable to Fox is omitted from this life by Mr. Wakeman. The truth is that Mr. Wakeman appears to lack the qualifications requisite for doing justice to such a many-sided and exceptional character as Fox, and his failure to produce an adequate Life' of him may have been a foregone conclusion." -Athenæum, May 10.

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Apocryphal gospels.

Trois versions rimés de l'evangile de Nicodème, par Chrétien, André de Coutances, et un anonyme; pub. par G. Paris et A. Bos. 1885. Appleton's illustrated hand-book of American winter resorts for tourists and invalids. Arbuthnot, F. F. Arabic authors; a manual of Arabian history and literature.

"An unpretentious and meritorious little book, and in the absence of more complete works it will be of ser vice in drawing the attention of students to that vast treasure-house of Arabic literature which is at last beginning to take its rightful place among the authoritative sources for medieval history and civilisation." Athenæum, July 19.

Archer, W: W: C: Macready. (Eminent actors.)

"The circumstances of the case have compelled this latest and most painstaking writer on Macready to be historian rather than æsthetic critic. And Mr. Archer's thoroughness and fairness of mind come out exceedingly well when it is as historian that he is chiefly engaged." F: Wedmore in the Academy, Aug. 2. Arnold, Sir E. In my lady's praise; poems, old

and new written to the honour of Fanny, Lady Arnold.

"Sir Edwin Arnold's new poems are born of that bitter constraint and sad occasion' to which, by the strange miracle of Art, we owe so many of her most beautiful things, begotten in pain yet 'joys forever.' Academy, July 6.

Bainton, G: The art of authorship; literary reminiscences, methods of work, and advice to beginners; contributed by leading authors. "While the book is ill calculated to improve the style or taste of the youug beginner' at whom it is aimed, it may afford a considerable sum of entertainment to the reader of mature years." - Critic, July 26. Barrett, F. Fettered for life; a novel.

"The reader who takes up Mr. Frank Barrett's novel will not willingly lay it down again until the very last page has been turned."- Academy, Nov. 16. Bataille, A. Causes criminelles et mondaines de 1889. Benneville, G: de. Some remarkable passages in [his] life; tr. from the French, with pref. by E. Winchester; a reprint from the ed. of 1800, with notes, etc.

Boetticher, Capt. E. La Troie de Schliemann une nécropole à incinération à la manière assyrobabylonienne; avec préface par C. de Harlez; extr. du Muséon, 1888, 89.

"Depuis 1883 M. Boetticher soutient que la colline d'Hissarlik n'est pas une superposition de villes ruinées, mais une nécropole à incinération disposée en terrasses. Son présent travail, plus complet que ceux qui l'ont précédé, reprend la question dans son ensemble. L'impression qui se dégage de cette œuvre, malgré la formé déplorable où elle se présente, est à l'avantage de M. Boetticher, et je ne puis que répéter ce que j'ai déjà écrit ailleurs: qu'aucun savant de bonne foi ne pourra la négliger désormais." Salomon Reinach in Revue critique, 11 nov.


Bonet-Maury, G. G. A: Bürger et les origines anglaises de la ballade littéraire en Allemagne; thèse prés. à la Faculté des Lettres de Paris.

"L'auteur était mieux qualifié que personne pour en treprendre la littérature étrangère. A une connaissance perfaite des langues, à une érudition solide, de bon aloi qui a puisé directement aux sources, il joint un sentiment littéraire et un sentiment moral qui savent assigner aux œuvres et aux auteurs leur véritable place. Son livre est sérieux et varié. L'étude sur la vieille littéra

ture anglaise est des plus instructives; la biographie de Bürger est attachante comme un roman; l'analyse et la critique de sus euvres jettent un jour des plus curieux sur la période de lutte' de la littérature germanique." -Jules Steeg in Revue bleue, 11 jan.

Bossuet, J. B., Bp. of Condom.afterwards of Meaux. Euvres complètes; classées selon l'ordre logique et analogique; pub. par M. l'abbé Migne. 1856-57. 11 v.

Brown, P. H. G: Buchanan, humanist and reformer; a biography.

"Mr. Brown deserves the gratitude of his country. men and of all scholars for his excellent Life of Buchanan. His work shows commendable industry and pains, as well as an intimate knowledge of the history of those times. His biography is lucid in style, quiet in expression, sound in workmanship."- Arthur Galton in the Academy, July 19.


vie et ses œuvres.

Cazenove, R. de. Rapin-Thoyras; sa famille, sa 2e ed., rev. et abr. 1874. "A life of the historian of England." Clément, F. Les poëtes chrétiens, depuis le 4e siècle jusqu'au 15e; morceaux choisis; tr. de l'ouvrage, Carmina e poetis christianis excerpta. 1857.

Coleridge, S: T., and Wordsworth, W: Lyrical ballads; repr. from the 1st ed. 1798; ed. by E: Dowden.

"Here may be seen the fruits of the memorable companionship of Coleridge and Wordsworth during their Nether Stowey days; and The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere may be read in the primitive spelling. Professor Dowden has limited himself to a brief preface and a minimum of notes." - Academy, Apr. 5. Colmore, G. A conspiracy of silence. 2 v. Colnet du Ravel, C: J. L'art de dîner en ville, à l'usage des gens de lettres; poème suivi de la biographie des auteurs morts de faim. Le parasite Mormon. Salmis de vers et de prose.


Craik, G. M., now Mrs. May. Diana. 3 v.

"A capital novel; fresh and bright in character-portraiture, attractive in incident, and unexceptional in literary workmanship."- Academy, Oct. 6. Cuiusda fidelis Christiani epistola, ad christianos

ões, eos admonētis, atq: ad poenitentia adhortatis; subsequitur et diui Augustini de miseria ac breuitate mortalis uitae sermo. 1521; reprod. in facsimile. 1886.

Curzon, L: H: The blue ribbon of the turf; a chronicle of the race for the Derby from [1780-1889]; with brief accounts of the Oaks.

"The compiler makes it quite evident that he has been a diligent gleaner among newspapers, magazines, and books appertaining to his subject; and he has evi dently had a long personal experience, which enables him to write with considerable knowledge and author. ity about matters connected with horse-racing. ... The volume may be said to contain among its pages quite as much as it is necessary for anybody to know about the Derby, and more, perhaps, than is to be found in any other single publication." - Athenæum, June 14.

Dabney, R: H. The causes of the French Revolution. 1888.

Dawson, W: H: Bismarck and state socialism; an exposition of the social and economic legislation of Germany since 1870,

"This volume is not a complete work on State Socialism, but it is a very complete work on Prince Bismarck's

social policy, and from that point of view most interest. ing. Readers of many kinds will find a good deal that is new to them in this book.”—Athenæum, May 31. Delitzsch, F: The Hebrew language viewed in the light of Assyrian research. 1883. De Mille, J. The Dodge Club; or, Italy in 1859. [1869.]

Demosthenes. Speech against the law of Leptines; rev. text, with introd., notes, and autotype facsimile from the Paris ms., by J: E. Sandys.

"Mr. Sandys's present volume, like his previous writings, is a solid gain to English scholarship and English taste." Academy, June 28.


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Gabrielle d'Estrées, marquise

de Monceaux, duchesse de Beaufort. "Le livre de M. Desclozeaux est un agréable livre; c'est aussi un livre excellent. Les gens du monde le liront avec plaisir, les érudits le liront avec profit. On y trouve non seulement une biographie, pour la première fois fidèle et complète, de Gabrielle d'Estrées, mais aussi beaucoup de renseignements intéressants sur ce bon Henri IV dont on ne se lasse pas d'entendre parler." - Rev. critique, 30 déc.

Dowling, R: An isle of Surrey; a novel. 3 v.

"Work of which no living author would need to feel ashamed." - Academy, June 29.

Edwards, H: S. The Romanoffs; tsars of Moscow, and emperors of Russia.

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Interesting, but not free from inaccuracies. There is a great deal of sound common sense in his book, and our author, although he does not spare the shortcomings of the Slavs, dares to give an honest opinion on many points, which will not, perhaps, in every case be welcome to the more prejudiced portion of his countrymen." Athenæum, June 26.

Engel, L:

From Handel to Hallé; biographical sketches; with autobiographies of Huxley and Herkoner.


"Amusing, if not musically valuable." July 26. Farrar, Capt. C: A. J. Illustrated guide book to the Androscoggin Lakes, [etc.]; also a trea

tise on camping out; and the game and fish laws of Maine and New Hampshire. 1887. Fashion, The gallery of; 73 plates of female cos

tume carefully coloured; with descriptions. 1794-97.

"This most pretty work has nothing in common with ordinary fashion-books. The figures are all most artistically drawn and coloured, and many of them are most graceful. It was designed to 'point out the superior clegance of the English taste,' and many of the costumes are taken from the dresses of lady subscribers themselves."

Feuillet, O. Honneur d'artiste.

"The appeals of the book lie, first, in the contrast of its easy and craftsmanlike handling, its pure diction, its admirable grasp of normal and possible character, without the extravagance, the effort, the jargon, the striving after abnormality, which characterize most French novel. work now and secondly, in its wealth of pathos.". Sat. rev., May 3.

Forbes, A. Havelock. (Eng. men of action.) "Interesting, but the subject has scarcely been dealt with in a thoroughly satisfactory manner."- Athe naum, June 14.

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"Professor Fraser has been allowed a reasonable amount of elbow-room for his dealing with Locke, and he has used it well. While he freely points out the in

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"The author, whose knowledge of the literature of his subject is exhaustive, has collected facts from all quarters, and grouped them with great skill so as to exhibit their bearing upon the obscure problem of the Arician grove.". Athenæum, Aug. 2. Galenus, C. De temperamentis et de inaeqvali intemperie libri tres, T: Linacro interprete; impress. par J: Siberch, 1521; reprod. in facsimile, with introd. by J. F. Payne. 1881. Gildersleeve, B. L.. Essays and studies; educational and literary.


"The four educational essays that form the first division of the book are interesting and earnest often pathetically earnest - utterances of a teacher who, with an ardent belief in classical learning as the true basis of culture, feels that the age is drifting into heresy on this subject, and that the multitude passes by on the other side with scant respect for the studies which, to him, seem to give vitality to history, and profundity to thought. The literary and historical studies which are comprised in the second division of the book are of various weight and interest. Professor Gildersleeve writes well and suggestively when he is in earnest; but when he adopts the lighter style, as in 'The legend of Venus,' and Xanthippe and Socrates, he fails both in humour and in charm." · Athenæum, July 19. Gillmore, P. Through Gasa Land, and the scene of the Portuguese aggression; the journey of a hunter in search of gold and ivory. "As a record of sporting adventures Through Gasa Land' may prove acceptable to a large number of readers, but it fails altogether in giving trustworthy inform. ation on the geography of the regions which the author claims to have explored.". Athenæum, May 24. Gleed, C: S. Rand, McNally, and Co.'s overland guide from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean; via Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. 1885.

Gronlund, L. Ca ira! or, Danton in the French Revolution; a study. 1888.

Haggard, H: R. Beatrice.

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It is Mr. Haggard the poet and philosopher, not Mr. Haggard the man-and-beast slayer that speaks to us in 'Beatrice.' She is one of those physical and intellectual paragons whom Mr. Haggard revels in creating. Yet so modest and unassuming are these two stupendous persons, Beatrice and Geoffrey, that in the whole course of the story they do not utter a single remark that has the least tincture of genius in it."-Pull Mall budget, May 15.


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Hartland, E. S. English fairy, and other folk tales; with an introd. (Camelot ser.) Compiled from chap-books, from Notes and ries,' the 'Folklore journal,' and other sources. Hartland, in his handy collection rejects the solar and elemental theory of the origin of stories."- Sat. rev., May 10. Hodgetts, E. M. S. Tales and legends from the land of the Tzar; a collection of Russian stories; tr. by E. M. S. Hodgetts.

"This is a bright little book. Miss Hodgetts not only knows some excellent fairy tales, but has an excellent way of telling them." — Athenæum Apr. 5.

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