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Macquoid, K. S. At an old chateau; a novel.
"A skilful piece of workmanship, with the qualities of a well-conceived and well-managed little drama." Literary world, Oct. 11.
The old courtyard.
Malleson, Col. G: B. Dupleix. (Rulers of India.)
"A concise and often spirited account not only of Dupleix's career in India, but of the later struggles between the two nations which issued in the final collapse of French rule in 1783. An introductory chapter deals at due length with the earliest history of French enter. prise in Eastern seas down to the time when Dupleix succeeded the able Dumas as Governor of Pondichery." Athenæum, Sept. 20.
Maxwell, Mrs. M.. E.. B. Whose was the hand? Meriwether, C. History of higher education in South Carolina; with a sketch of the free school system.
Moreau, J. N: Mémoire contanant le précis des faits avec leurs pièces justificatives, pour servir de réponse aux Observations envoyées par les ministres d'Angleterre dans les cours de l'Europe. 1756.
Morgan, T: J. Indian education. (U. S. Bureau of Education.)
Sur l'administration de M. Necker, par lui-même. 1791.
Sur le compte rendu au roi en 1781; nouveaux éclaircissements. 1788.
Nichols, W: H., 3d. The siege and capture of Harper's Ferry by the Confederates, Sept. 1862. (Soldiers and Sailors' Hist. Soc. of R. I. Pers. narr.) Nolau, Les antiquitiés d'Athènes, et autres monumens grecs; 71 planches. 1835. Noll, A. H. Short history of Mexico.
Norris, J. W. Business directory and statistics of Chicago for 1846; rev, and corr. in 1883 by R. Fergus. (Fergus hist. ser.)
Noyes, I: P. The name "Shylock :" a critical examination of the characters in the "Merchant of Venice." Rep. from Relig. Philos. journal, 1885.
Pascoe, C: E. Brighton of today; an illustrated book for all seasons, particularly those of 1889. (Illust. handbook to places of to-day ser.)
Autobiography, 1829-89; tr.
Rubinstein, A. G.
"He tells us his future biographer will not even enjoy the pleasure of collecting my correspondence, since it has absolutely no existence. I am not a friend of the pen, and especially do I dislike letter-writing.' Nevertheless, he consented a year or two ago to tell the story of his life, and a stenographer was engaged to take down this autobiographic interview. The result is the present narrative, which, sketchy and meagre as it is in many places where we should be delighted to have further information, is yet full of interesting comments and suggestions."- Nation, Oct. 16.
Service, J: Thir notandums; the literary recreations of Laird Canticarl of Mongrynen, of kittle memory; appended a biographical sketch of James Dunlop.
Sheppard, N. Before an audience; or, The use of the will in public speaking; talks to the students of the Univ. of St. Andrews and Univ. of Aberdeen. 5th ed. 1888. Smith, C: I.. History of education in North Carolina. 1888.
Stevenson, T: G: Four books of choice old Scotish ballads, 1823-44. 1868. Sullivan, T. R. Day and night stories.
"The language and arrangement are as natural and clear as they are refined. The story remains the leading affair, and if anyone neglects it for a moment, it is not Mr. Sullivan, as a showman of grammar and rhetoric, but the reader, and that upon the gentle compulsion of the charm of good writing. Our private leaning is to those of his stories which do not touch upon the supernatural."— Nation, Oct. 9.
Symes, J. E. Prelude to modern history; a sketch
of the world's history from the 3d to the 9th century.
"Summary, indeed, is the method of Mr. Symes, and concentrated is the historical pabulum here com. pressed from Gibbon, Milman, Freemen, etc., for the much-crammed pupil." - Sat. rev., Sept. 13. Thomas, E. M. The inverted torch. Tinseau, L. de. Strass et diamants.
"Both Strass et diamants,' and 'Fontluce,' are what it is, or was not long ago, the fashion in Paris to call 'berquinades' that is to say, they are neither pessimist, nor shocking,' nor decadent, nor deliquescent,
nor anything' quod exit' in ‘ent,' except decent, and excellent." Saturday rev., July 19.
Tissot, E. Les évolutions de la critique française. "Presque l'œuvre d'un débutant, mais d'un débutant qui promet beaucoup, à en juger par cet excellent livre. Ce n'est pas, comme on pourrait le croire d'après le titre, une histoire générale de la critique française que s'est proposé d'écrire l'auteur de ces ingénieux essais; son travail n'émbrasse même pas tout ce siècle; il est borné au mouvement littérairo des vingt dernières années." — Le livre, juin.
Tobie, E: P.
Personal recollections of Gen. Sheri
dan. Touroude, A., l'abbé. L'hypnotisme, ses phénomènes et ses dangers; étude.
"Un ouvrage de pure critique, dans lequel, après un court résumé historique, l'hypnotisme est étudié suc. cessivement au point de vue de la santé, de la morale, et au point de vue chrétien." - Polybiblion, sept. Trench, R: C., Abp. of Dublin. The fitness of
Scripture for unfolding the spiritual life of men; being the Hulsean lectures for 1845. Tryon, T: A treatise of cleanness in meats and drinks, the excellency of good airs, etc.; of bugs and their cure; also, a discourse of pain in the teeth. 1682.
Two 15th century cookery books; ed. by T: Aus-
"Though an ardent devotee of music, she is no unbridled melomaniac. There are plenty of inaccurate statements and disputable criticisms in her pages; nev. ertheless, the book as a whole cannot fail to impress the reader very favourably with regard to its author. With all its flaws and imperfections, the book is a valuable one."- Spectator, Nov. 15. Wallis, II: Notes on some examples of early Persian lustre ware,
Ambler, I: W. [his] life. Arnold, Rev. F: Three-cornered essays. 4th ed. Artistic Japan; a monthly illust. journal of arts and industries; comp. by S. Bing, etc.; Eng. ed. under ed. of M. B. Huish. Vol. 14. -90.
Baker, Sir S: W. Wild beasts and their ways; reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. 2 v.
"Sir Samuel Baker has long been known to his fellow countrymen as an intrepid traveller and sportsman. In the foggy nights and dark days that are coming on us there are many who will be very grateful to him for a book which contains a great number of interesting stories." Athenæum, Oct. 25.
Truth is stranger than fiction; 1883.
Barr, Mrs. A. E. H.
"A tale of the days of Cromwell, and gives many vivid scenes from Quaker and Puritan home life; the persecutions of the Quakers in England and the colonies form a large part of the narrative."
Baumgarten, F. Ein Rundgang durch die Ruinen
"The intention of this little treatise is to provide the pupils of gymnasia with a good outline of Athenian topography. All reference to modern literature on the subject is therefore very justly omitted, and only the passages from ancient authors usually read in the higher schools are cited. The enthusiasm and accuracy of the book and the absence of polemic spirit make it a firstrate work for students." - Amer. journal of archaol. ogy, June, 1889.
Besant, W. The holy rose, etc.
Contents. The holy rose. The last mass.-The inner house. Even with this. - Camilla's last string.
"The holy rose' is a tale of French 'émigrés' in England some ninety years ago. The narrative is told freshly and with abundance of interest. In 'The last mass,' Mr. Besant goes back for his subject as far as the Spanish Armada. "The inner house' is fantasy of science pitched in the year 1896. This is the cleverest if not the most interesting story of the collection. There is abundance of interest in Mr. Besant's book, which contains as much reading, and certainly as much romance, as any three-volume novel." - thenæum, Mar. 22.
Birney, C. H. The Grimké sisters; Sarah and Angelina Grimké, the first American women advocates of abolition and woman's rights. 1885.
Bock, F. Geschichte der liturgischen Gewänder des Mittelalters, Entstehung und Entwickelung der kirchlichen Ornate und Paramente; mit Vorworte von G: Müller. 1859-66. 2 v. Böhm-Bawerk, E. von. Capital and interest; a critical history of economical theory; tr., with preface and analysis by W: Smart. Professor Böhm-Bawerk's vast learning forms a com plete register of all the ideas which have been as it were patened by his predecessors. He is not, indeed, a creator of ideas, but a maker; which is all that can be said of the highest originality. The theory of interest, which he is one of the first to have clearly formulated, may be compared with the theory of final utility, which he has aptly restated, as being each of them a corner stone rejected by the builders of economic systems, and not until the present generation placed in its proper position. Probably the writer of the last generation who was most nearly right in his treatment of the two principles was Senior." - Academy, Oct. 18. Boston University. President. The twenty years of Boston University, 1869-89; 15th annual
Cullimore, D. H. The book of climates; acclimatization, climatic diseases, health resorts and mineral springs, sea-sickness, sea voyages, and sea bathing.
"There is much which entitles it to a wide circulation among general readers, although its special merits will perhaps be most appreciated by members of the medical profession. For the task of preparing such a volume, the author has excellent qualifications, being a physician of considerable experience who has fol lowed the duties of his profession in many lands, and who has previously displayed some ability as a writer on medical, hygienic, and allied subjects." — Westminster review, Nov. Davidson, T: Prolegomena to In memoriam ; with index to the poem. 1889. Drake, S: A. The Pine-tree coast; illust.
Drury, R. Madagascar; journal during 15 years'
captivity on that island; and a description of Madagascar by A. Rochon; ed., with introd. and notes by S: P. Oliver.
Many doubts prevail as to the authenticity of Drury's travels, and Captain Oliver, himself, is of the opin ion that the narrative is not to be trusted in its entirety. The volume, however, is an entertaining one, and gives some useful information regarding the country and people of Madagascar." -- Roy. Geog. Soc. Proc., Oct.
800-jährige Wettiner-Jubelfeier, Die, Juni, 1889. Festschrift. 2 Aufl.
Contents. 1. Blochwitz, J: Die Wettiner und ihre Länder. 2. Die Wettine- Jubelfeier.
Ellis, Maj. A. B. Ewe-speaking peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa; their religion, manners, etc.
"The first really valuable book that Major Ellis has written - a book that will be an almost necessary ad. junct to the libraries of African students and politicians interested in Africa. Much of it is compilation; but the author is perfectly honest in the acknowledgement of his indebtedness to other and older writers. Major Ellis's own knowledge of the Ewe-speaking peoples is chiefly confined to what may be called British Dahomi." Sat. rev., Oct. 25.
West African stories.
Contents. Bohsum Prah. A night at Mafari. The first voyage of A. de Cada Mosto. -The Ahboassi Mine. The misadventures of Robert Baker. - Pedro Blanco's treasure. The belle of Epi. The pirates of the west coast. James Peacock. The legend of how the Dutch captured Elmina.
"By no means a brilliant specimen of the book-mak. er's art, for which the exploits of fifteenth and sixteenth century Portuguese adventurers have furnished the most readable matter. One or two of the stories given are worth retelling, and of these The Ahboassi Mine' is quite the best." - Athenæum, June 14.
Ethical record, The; issued quarterly; pub. by the Soc. for Ethical Culture of Philadelphia. Vol. 1, 2. [1888-89.]
Fagan, W. L. Southern war songs; camp-fire,
patriotic and sentimental.
"Many of the songs we have met before in other collections. Others, mostly derived from Southern news. papers, have the charm of novelty, if distinguished by no other mark grace. On whole, the compiler is wise in declining to claim poetic merit' for all the lyr. ics he has gathered. It is enough that they were sung by eight millions of fervid and uncritical patriots.” Sat. rev., Oct. 25.
Finck, HI: T. The Pacific coast scenic tour; from southern California to Alaska; the Canadian Pacific Railway, Yellowstone Park, and Grand Cañon.
"Mr. Finck is a close and many-sided observer, and if he never omits a mountain worth looking at, or the characteristic flora of the landscape, or the color charm of flower or lake, he is on the other hand, prodigal of information concerning local industries and products, climatic conditions for husbandman and invalid, neg. lected opportunities for enterprise, social conditions, and the like. It is surprising to find so much detail conveyed in so compact and agreeable a form."- Nation, Nov. 6.
Galard, G. de. Recueil des divers costumes des habitans de Bordeaux et des environs; préc. de notices par S. E. Géraud. [1818.] Gladstone, W: E. Landmarks of Homeric study;
with an essay on the points of contact between the Assyrian tablets and the Homeric
"A very long summary of his conclusions. These are already well known to special students of what he calls Homerology. It is convenient to have them in a form so far from verbose: but a volume so condensed is inevitably rather dry. It cannot compete, as a view of the whole topic, with Mr. Jebb's Primer' of Homer; nor indeed, does Mr. Gladstone aim at making a popular sketch of the Homeric question. He tells us what he has decided on for his own part; he does not give many details, nor trace the whole controversy."- Sat. rev., Oct. 25.
Harrison, Mrs. B. The Anglomaniacs.
"Very clever, but also very exaggerated and exasperating. Its very disagreeableness proves its power. Its sarcasm may do good in spite of the splendor of the evil it describes."- Literary world, Nov. 8. Hector, Mrs. A. F. Blind fate; a novel. sure hour ser.) "On the whole, Mrs. Alexander tells her story with cleverness and spirit, fairly working out her intentions, though driven here and there to weak improbabilities." Athenæum, Oct. 25.
Heitman, F. B. Historical register U. S. Army, from its organization, Sept. 29, 1789 to Sept. 29, 1889.
Holmes, W: H. Textile fabrics of ancient Peru. Hutton, R: H. Cardinal Newman. (Eng. leaders of religion.)
"A biographical essay on Cardinal Newman which was prepared during his lifetime, and has not been hurridly written to supply a demand caused by the Cardinal's death. Of the man apart from the theologian we hear but little. Mr. Hutton has essayed to give a short history of Newman's religious opinions while he was in the Anglican Church, derived in the main from the Apologia,' but told from a point of view necessarily less personal, and therefore more impartial. The chief merit Mr. Hutton's treatment can claim is that of conciseness." -Athenæum, Oct. 18.
Ingelow, J. Quite another story.
"Full of mannerisms, but to those who enjoy Miss Ingelow's well-known style, this history of a large family of boys and girls will be found pleasant reading."Literary world, Nov. 8.
Italy. Dir. Gen. d. Statistica. Monografia della
città di Roma e della campagna romana [di A. Gabelli]; Appendice, Bibliografia storica di Roma antica, di R. Bonghi. 1881. 3 v., and Atlas.
Life of Henrik Ibsen; tr. by C. Bell; with the verse done into Eng. by E. Gosse. "Ibsen seems to have escaped the honor of being a fad in his own country. At all events, the author of this biography does not becloud the poet with indiscriminate incense, but appears to value and understand rightly the man and his works. Herr Jaeger begins his work systematically with a genealogy of Ibsen, ac. counting thus for his character and certain types in his dramas. The poet himself wrote and placed at the disposal of the biographer a charming sketch of his earliest years. An interesting personal sketch of Ibsen closes the biography, representing him vigorous in age as a stout oak. The volume includes various illustra. tions, and a chronologica table of Ibsen's works. The translation by Mr. Payne is excellent." Literary world, Nov. 8. Journal of American folk-lore; ed. by F. Boas, and others. Vol. 1, 2, 1888-89. (Amer. Folk-lore Soc.)
Jusserand, J. J. The English novel in the time of Shakespeare; tr. by E.. Lee; rev., illust. "M.Jusserand's little monograph,originally published in French some five years ago, showed how much he could teach us about our own literature. His researches are now presented to us in a revised and enlarged shape, and the result is a contribution of permanent value to the history of Elizabethan literature. With thor. oughness as an investigator M. Jusserand combines a faculty of placing his results attractively before his readers, and he has been fortunate in securing the as. sistance of Miss Elizabeth Lee, who has done her work of translation satisfactorily throughout." Athenæum, Aug. 9.
Knight, F. A. Idylls of the field.
"His papers are largely concerned with bird life, and it is English bird life, and therefore interesting and sug
gestive to us by way of contact and comparison. graceful diction and a nice appreciation of the atmos pheric tone which makes a new picture of a familiar landscape with each varying hour, give finish to these brief essays."- Literary world, Nov. 8.
Knox, T: W. The boy travellers in Great Britain; adventures of two youths in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, the Hebrides, and the Isle of Man.
Lang, A. Life, letters, and diaries of Sir Stafford
Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh. 2 v.
"It will be difficult for a future biographer, when the time for a true biography has arrived, not to feel that his work has been robbed of interest by the premature publication of garbled portions of the political diaries of the Conservative leader. As it is we have neither the one thing nor the other; neither a complete revelation of the man as he felt and as he was, nor a reserva. tion of this interesting revelation of personality for the future. There is rather too little Northcote and rather too much biographer to be found in the present volumes." - Athenæum, Nov. 1.
Loch, C. S. Charity organisation.
"Mr. Loch, the well-known Secretary to the London Charity Organisation Society, has not only found him. self called upon to explain the working of the some. what intricate machinery which passes with us under that familiar name, but to explain it to 'persons of other countries not specially acquainted with English life and thought' and perhaps nothing promotes greater accuracy in definition than the necessity to express the familiar idea in a foreign tongue. We learn from the preface of this valuable little book that it is the reprint of a paper written for the Congrès International d'Assistance, held in Paris in July and August, 1889. And Mr. Loch has evidently tried to stand off a hand's breadth from his subject, and view its proportions as far as possible with impartial eyes." - Spectator, Nov. 1.
Lovett, Rev. R: London pictures drawn with pen
"The author's aim has been to try and give the reader a satisfactory and an accurate sketch of the pres ent condition, and the past history of London in relation to such subjects as the civic and commercial life, the Tower, and the great ecclesiastical, and govern. mental buildings, the legal and literary life."
McAllister, W. Society as I have found it.
McCaskey, J. P. Christmas in song, sketch, and story; songs, hymns, and carols; with sel. from Beecher, Wallace, etc.
"Each old song or hymn or carol, which generations of Christians have sung in honor of Christmas, is complete, with the music in the centre of a separate page. Above and beneath it is the reading matter which con. sists of the story of the incarnation from Beecher's Life of Christ,' the story of the journey to Bethlehem from Ben Hur,' a sketch of the Judea of the boy Je sus by Dr. Lyman Abbott, and Christmas sketches by Dickens and Auerbach. Profusely illustrated."
Mackenzie, J: S. Introduction to civil philoso
"An attempt to apply philosophical principles to the treatment of social questions. The general philosophical point of view is that of the Post-Kantian idealism." Mind, Oct.
Mahaffy, J: P. Greek pictures; drawn with pen
Maupassant, G. de. Notre cœur.
"Notre cœur' est un roman psychologique. Des événements, il n'y en a presque pas. Ici comme dans ses œuvres précédentes, l'indifférence morale de M. de Maupassant est véritablement déconcertante. Il s'est peint, en ces termes, dans Notre cœur' sous le pseudonyme de Gaston Lamarthe."— Polyblion, oct. Maxwell, J. C. Scientific papers; ed. by W. D.
Niven. 2 v.
"It is not only the historian, but the student of almost every branch of physics who will find here collected together material provocative in the highest degree of further research To sit over these volumes is to experience a growth of enthusiasm, and a bracing of the whole intellectual system, such as only the work of a great philosophical mind can produce; it is to recognise that the multiplication of symbols' has not put a stop to the development of ideas it is to long even with feeble powers to labour in the same field, and to sigh because we can only watch the feats of the Titans, and scarce recognise in ourselves, as we read, even the veriest reflection of their strength." Academy, Nov. 1. Meyrac, A. Traditions, coutumes, legendes et
contes des Ardennes comparés avec les traditions, etc., de divers pays; préf. par P. Sébillot.
"If, as seems most probable, the first edition was issued prior to John Newbury's death, in 1767, there is an interesting question as to who prepared the collection for the press. The rhymes are avowedly the favorites of the nursery, but the preface and the foot-notes are an evident burlesque upon more pretentious works. The first and most natural conclusion is that we may trace therein the hand of Goldsmith, an opinion held by Mr. Welsh. The probability, or even possibility, of this idea, would give an added interest to this collection. At all events, Goldsmith was a constant writer for Newberry from 1762-67, when the latter died; and some of this literary work was undoubtedly for the children's books."-Preface.
Mullholland, R. The haunted organist of Hurly Burly; and other stories. (Idle hour ser.) "Pleasant reading. The thrilling and sometimes weird interest they excite is so keen that the reader will have to shake himself, when he puts the book down, before returning to less unreal life." Academy, Aug. 2. Naquet, F. Fragonard. (Les artistes célèbres.) New England weekly journal, Dec. 3, 1733. O'Hanlon, J: Report of the O'Connell monument committee. 1888.
Kahun, Gurob, and Hawara; Petrie, W: M. F. with chapters by F. L. Griffith, and P. E. Newberry.
Mr. Petrie's new book is the most interesting in many respects of the remarkable series for which scientific Egyptologists are so deeply indebted to this indefatigable explorer." Sat. rev., Sept. 27.
Pitman, I: Manual of phonography or writing by
sound; a complete system of phonetic shorthand. New ed.
Phonographic and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. 6th ed.