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LIST OF NEW WORKS.
ESSAYS on SCIENTIFIC and OTHER SUBJECTS,
to the Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews. By Sir HENRY HOLLAND, Bart., M.D., F.R.S., D.C.L., Oxon, &c., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and Physician in Ordinary to the Queen. 1 vol. 8vo.
LORD MACAULAY'S HISTORY of ENGLAND. Vol. VIII.
completing the Edition in post 8vo. with Portrait from Richmond's Picture, and Memoir by the Very Rev. the Dean of St. Paul's. Price 6s. [In March.
FOUR PERIODS in PUBLIC EDUCATION, as reviewed in
1832, 1839, 1846, and 1862. In Papers by Sir JAMES KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH, Bart. 8vo.
and the CRIMEA; or, Sketches of a Soldier's Life, from
the Journals and Correspondence of the late Major RANKEN, R.E. Edited by his Brother, W. BAYNE RANKEN. 1 vol. post 8vo. [Nearly ready.
A SECOND SERIES of PEAKS, PASSES, and GLACIERS,
consisting of Excursions and Explorations by MEMBERS of the ALPINE CLUB. Edited by E. S. KENNEDY, M.A., F.R.G.S., President of the Club. 2 vols. square crown 8vo. with about 17 Maps and very numerous Illustrations on Wood by EDWARD WHYMPER. [In the press.
A SUMMER TOUR in the GRISONS and the
VALLEYS of the BERNINA. By Mrs. HENRY FRESHFIELD, Author of "Alpine Byways." 1 vol. post 8vo. with a Map and Illustrations in Chromo-lithography. [Nearly ready.
MOUNTAINEERING in 1861: a Vacation Tour; Including the
Ascent of the Weisshorn, a Passage of the Old Weissthor, &c. By JOHN TYNDALL, F.R.S., &c, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Royal Institution of Great Britain. 1 vol. square crown 8vo. with Illustrations.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN'S LETTERS from ITALY and SWIT
ZERLAND. Translated from the German by Lady WALLACE. 1 vol. post 8vo.
BRIALMONT and GLEIG'S LIFE of WELLINGTON. Second
Fdition. Carefully abridged and condensed into One Volume, by the Rev. G. R. GLEIG, M.A., Chaplain-General to Her Majesty's Forces. 8vo. [Nearly ready.
DEMOCRACY in AMERICA.
By ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE.
Translated by HENRY REEVE, Esq. New Edit.with an Introductory Notice by the Translator. 2 vols. 8vo. 21s.
PEOPLE'S EDITION of CONYBEARE and HOWSON'S
LIFE and EPISTLES of ST. PAUL: the Text carefully revised and given without retrenchment; the Annotations abridged and adapted to unlearned readers. 2 vols. crown 8vo. uniform with the People's Edition of Lord MACAULAY'S " Essays," and the Rev. SYDNEY SMITH'S" Works." With Maps and Illustrations. [On March 12.
RECORDS of the MINISTRY of the Rev. E. T. MARCH
PHILLIPPS, M.A. By the Author of " My Life, and what shall I do with It?" Post 8vo. 10s. 6d.
LIFE of Sir M. I. BRUNEL, C.E.
RICHARD BEAMISH, F.R.S. With a Portrait and 16 Illustrations.
HISTORY of the ROYAL ACADEMY of ARTS, from its Foun
dation in 1768 to the Present Time: with Biographical Notices of all the Members. By WILLIAM SANDBY. 2 vols. 8vo. with Illustrations. [In the press.
ELLICE: a Tale. By L. N. COMYN. 1 vol. post 8vo.
REVELATION and SCIENCE in respect to BUNSEN's Biblical
Researches, the Evidences of Christianity, the Mosai: Cosmogony, &c. By the Rev. B. W. SAVILE, M.A. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
THE LIFE of BRIGADIER-GENERAL Sir SAMUEL
BENTHAM, K.S.G.. formerly Inspector-General of Na vy Works, lately a Commissioner of His Majesty's Navy, with the distinct duty of Civil Architect and Engineer of the Navy. By his Widow, S. M. BENTHAM. Post Svo. price 10s. 6d. (179)
London: LONGMAN, GREEN, and CO. 14 Ludgate Hill.
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General Record of British and Foreign Literature
CONTAINING A COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LIST OF
ALL NEW WORKS PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN
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THE ENGLISH CATALOGUE OF BOOKS FOR 1861
Will be ready for delivery on the 20th instant.
47 LUDGATE HILL: March 15, 1862.
ORD STANHOPE'S Life of William Pitt, of which the two concluding volumes are just
published, must, we suppose, be considered the book of the fortnight. They give but a tantalising glimpse of the love affair with the Honourable Miss Eden, about which romantic readers have always been curious. According to the biographer, who quotes actual letters between Pitt and the lady's father, it appears that it was the latter who raised objections, which seems remarkable when we consider Lord Auckland's obligations to Pitt. The pecuniary circumstances of the Minister appear, however, to have been really the ground of breaking off the attachment; but persons of a heroic turn of mind will, no doubt, cling to the story of the Minister's mysterious declarations of a passion, accompanied by an expressed determination to
remain single for life. So, indeed, the story, if we remember rightly, has been represented by those who profess to have seen unpublished letters. The tale of Pitt's life, from his wonderful leap into power to his retirement behind his sleek successor, Mr. Addington, is a well-worn theme; but it is full of interest in Lord Stanhope's narrative, and not without pathos in that inevitable last chapter which gives to all biographies, except autobiographies, a terrible
Our readers will perhaps be startled to hear that Mr. Thackeray retires from the active Editorship of the Cornhill Magazine. The fact has, we believe, been attended by none of those disagreeable features which generally characterise changes of the kind. Mr. Thackeray has not quarrelled with Cornhill publishers or Cornhill readers; nor has he, we presume, been visited by any feeling of false shame at those magnificent transactions by which he is popularly represented to have been accustomed to drain the City of its specie, and seriously disturb the exchanges between Cornhill and Brompton. The facts are, we believe, very simple. The position of an Editor of a popular Magazine in these days is by no means so delightful and free from vexations as correspondents imagine, or perhaps as Mr. Thackeray himself may have imagined in his youthful days, when he was a brilliant and successful contributor to Fraser. Editors in these times work in glass hives. Even the old anonymous system, which was a barrier, at least, against the bulk of intruders, is gone. Unreasonable correspondents will penetrate into his private retirement with introductions and other roundabout ways of obtaining attention-will take up time, and will hold the unlucky Editor responsible for everything. It is, we can understand, an unpleasant thing to enter a room full of company, and see at a glance several gentlemen "who write with ease," and whose generous offers of help you have been compelled to decline with hypocritical thanks; and it cannot be agreeable to hear those gentlemen's whisperings as to how you are falling off, or writing yourself out, or presenting us with scenes and characters" monstrously overdrawn."
Some such reasons as these, we believe, influence Mr. Thackeray; but our readers will perceive that they do not necessarily cut us off from the hope of more instalments of Philip, not to speak of Roundabout Papers. We will therefore, on behalf of ourselves and other Cornhill readers, confine ourselves to the hope that Mr. Thackeray may be relieved of all that is laborious or disagreeable in Editorship, but that the Adventures of Philip, now drawing to a close, may be followed by another story in the pages of the Magazine which must always be associated with his name.
The following is our usual summary of the more important publications of the fortnight :In LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART, Sir J. Kay-Shuttleworth, who has so well earned a title to be heard on the stormy theme of Public Education, publishes a work reviewing the History of our Educational System in the Four Periods of 1832, 1839, 1846, and 1862; we have also a Third Volume of the Liber Albus, or White Book-that interesting contemporary record of the Customs and Observances of Medieval London, edited by Mr. Riley; a Third and a Fourth Volume of Mr. J. F. Campbell's Popular Tales of the West Highlands, which form a welcome addition to our collections of traditional stories of our own land; another volume of the important Calendars of State Papers, for which historical inquirers are indebted to Sir John Romilly, comprising domestic papers of Charles the First's reign, extending from 1631 to 1633, which has been edited by Mr. Bruce, the well-known scholar and antiquary; another similar volume, edited by Mrs. Green, relating to the time of Charles the Second (1663-1664); and a third volume of the kind (for grass does not grow now in the Record Office), being Foreign and Domestic Papers of the Reign of Henry the Eighth, arranged by Mr. J. S. Brewer; we have also The Lessons of My Farm, a book full of information for amateur agriculturists. We ought also to record here the appearance of a valuable and interesting Essay, though only a pamphlet, entitled What is Good Iron, and How is it to be Got? which is published by Mr. Murray.
In GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL We have only noted a little volume entitled Colonial Sketches, or Five Years in South Australia, by R. Harrison, which contains some useful information for intending emigrants. But in HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY we have many important works—first and foremost come a Third and Fourth Volume of Lord Stanhope's Life of William Pitt; the Rev. Francis Trench also publishes an interesting biographical sketch, entitled A Few Notes from Past Life, 1818-1832, edited from his father's Correspondence; we observe also A Sketch of the History of the United States, by Mr. J. M. Ludlow, favourably known to the readers of Macmillan, with a preface upon the struggle for Kansas, from the pen of the Author of Tom Brown; A Memoir of the Life of the Rev. Robert Story, including Passages of Scottish Religious and Ecclesiastical History, by R. Herbert Story; a Memoir of Count John Arrivabene, entitled An Epoch of My Life, which includes Six Letters of the celebrated Silvio Pellico, well known for his Memoir of his Sufferings in Austrian Dungeons; and Deeper Wrongs, or Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, which the Editor, Mrs. Child, assures us is a genuine autobiography.
In THEOLOGY we have The Millennial Rest, or the World as it Will Be, by the Rev. J. Cumming; Reasons of Faith, or the Order of Christian Argument developed and explained, by G. S. Drew; another volume of Answers to the famous Essays and Reviews, entitled Faith and Peace, written by various authors, and with a preface by Archdeacon Denison; Praise, Precept, and Prayer, a Book of Family Worship, by J. M. Clabon; What the Prophets Foretold, a Com
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pendium of Scripture Prediction, by J. Algernon Clarke; The Religions before Christ, being an Introduction to the History of the First Three Centuries of the Church, by E. De Pressense, translated by L. Corkran, with a Preface by the Author; and Besser's Christ the Life of the World, Biblical Studies on St. John's Gospel, translated by M. G. Huxtable.
In FICTION we find The Dream of a Life, or Modern First Love, by Lady Scott, 3 vols. ; Passages in the Life of a Fast Young Lady, by Mrs. Grey, 3 vols.; A Noble Purpose Nobly Won, by the Author of Mary Powell, 2 vols.; The Crawfords, a Tale, by Caroline Ricketts; and a First Volume of Tales Illustrating Church History in England in Early Times-though this has, perhaps, too serious a purpose to be strictly included under this heading.
Among MEDICAL, or rather in MILITARY Surgery, we have an important work entitled The Ambulance Surgeon, by P. L. Appia, edited by T. W. Nunn and A. M. Edwards. And among NEW EDITIONS We notice another of Dr. John Brown's popular Essays, entitled Hora Subseciva; a new edition of Mr. Crofton Croker's well-known Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland, edited by Mr. Thomas Wright; and of Mr. Murray's useful Handbook of Travel Talk; a 3rd of Mrs. Norton's Poem, The Lady of Garaye; a 5th of Mr. J. Stuart Mill's great work on the Principles of Political Economy, in 2 vols.; and a cheap edition, in 2 vols., of Conybeare and Howson's work On the Life and Epistles of St. Paul, with maps and illustrations.
The first volume of Mr. Murray's long-announced new edition of the Works of Alexander Pope, begun by the late Mr. Croker, and finished by Mr. Elwyn, is now, we believe, at last in type, and will make its appearance in a short time. It will consist almost entirely of matter hitherto never published, with some curious introductory essays exposing the tricks of the poet in manipulating and publishing his private correspondence.
Messrs. LONGMAN & Co. will publish on the 1st of May a First No. of a new work, to be entitled The Practical Mechanic's Journal of the Great Exhibition, copiously illustrated. will be in imperial 4to. form, and will be completed in twelve monthly numbers.
Messrs. PARKER, SON, & BOURN will shortly publish a new work by M. Arthur Helps, the author of Friends in Council, entitled Organization in Daily Life.
Mr. Bernard M'Cabe's translation of Dollinger's great work upon Papal Misrule, alluded to in our last number, will be published, we believe, by Messrs. Hurst & Blackett, with the author's sanction.
Mr. BENTLEY will shortly publish Ten Years' Sporting Adventures in South Africa, by C. W. Baldwin, Esq., in 2 vols. with 50 engravings and lithographs by Wolff and Zwecker; also Kangaroo-Land, by Arthur Polehampton, with a frontispiece and vignette; a new work by the Authoress of East Lynne, entitled The Channings; and The Life and Letters of Washington Irving, edited by his Nephew, Pierre Irving, in 3 vols. (to be published a volume at a time). Messrs. A. & C. BLACK's list of forthcoming works comprises An International Exhibition Guide to London, illustrated with maps, plans, and views; British Agriculture, by John Wilson; and other works.
Messrs. CHAPMAN & HALL will publish next week A Memoir of Sir Philip Sidney, by H. R. F. Bourne.
Mr. TINSLEY has in the press another volume of Essays by Mr. Sala, entitled Accepted Addresses.
Mr. MUDIE announces a new monthly periodical, to be called the Library Circular of New and Second-hand Books; No. 1 will appear on the 31st instant.
Mrs. Beecher Stowe's tale, Agnes of Sorrento, will be completed in the May number of the Cornhill Magazine, and we believe it will be published in a complete form immediately after. The publishers have, we understand, made such arrangements with Mrs. Beecher Stowe as to secure a copyright for the story in this country.
Mr. HARDWICKE, of Piccadilly, will shortly publish a new historical work from the pen of Mr. Planché-we presume with some reference to the days of chivalry, when only true gentle
men bore arms,
The Annual General Meeting of the members of the Booksellers' Provident Institution was held on Thursday evening, in the large room of the Sunday School Union, 56 Old Bailey. The chair was taken by Edmund Hodgson, Esq., in the absence, unfortunately through illness, of the respected President. The Report read described the satisfactory progress The present amount of property is stated at which the Institution continues to make. The meeting £23,361 9s. 9d. funded and in the bankers' hands; interest, donations, and subscriptions, £1405 12s. 10d.; expenditure-relief, £1150 7s. 4d.; management, £97 5s. 3d. was well attended, and the members fully responded to the expressions of respect and regard for the memory of the late Mr. Baldock, and to the hope which was expressed that Mr. Sharpe's renewed health may speedily enable him to take his seat once more at the Board.
It is announced that Lord Granville will preside at the next Anniversary Dinner of the Literary Fund Society. During the past year forty-eight persons have been assisted by the Society. The whole sum disbursed to them has been £1,350, or a little more than £28 each the The Artists' Benevolent Fund, whose economical management of its resources has always been a subject of commendation with Mr. Dickens, Mr. Dilke, and Mr. Forster,
reforming party in the Council of the former Society, also holds its Anniversary Dinner on the 29th inst., when Mr. Dickens will take the Chair.
Mr. Francis Talfourd, eldest son of the author of Ion, died at Mentone, in the South of France, on the 9th instant. Mr. Talfourd was scarcely known to the public as an author, although he was an occasional contributor to the Magazines. His compositions were chiefly light dramatic pieces, which had a celebrity in their way. Mr. Talfourd was educated for the Bar, but did not, we believe, at any time feel quite at home in the wig and gown which his late father never forsook for the "idle trade "which was his pleasure and pastime. Mr. Talfourd had been for some time in a declining state of health; but had only been married about three months before his death.
We have also to add to our obituary the respected name of Professor Barlow, whose works on the Theory of Numbers, the Strength of Materials, &c., are known to all mathematical students and practical engineers. He was born in Norwich in 1776.
Mr. Peter Cunningham has, we believe, lately. completed his work upon the Environs of London, which has been announced as in preparation for some years. It is, we believe, similar in plan to his deservedly well-known Handbook of London, and, like that work, will be published by Mr. Murray.
Two little books claim our notice, published by Mr. Heywood, of Manchester, and Messrs. Simpkin & Marshall. The Progressive English Reading-Book, for use in Schools (Book the First), by T. and F. Bullock, authors of the Illustrated History of England for Schools, is a cheap and useful little book of thirty-six pages, in a wrapper, containing lessons mostly in monosyllables. The volume in cloth, with the same title (Book the Second), contains Stories, Chapters of Natural History, &c., in which words of more than one syllable are divided with a hyphen, for the use of beginners. It is by the same authors.
Mr. John Forster is, we understand, editing for Messrs. Bell & Daldy one of their republications of the late Mr. Pickering's well-known editions of the Aldine Poets.
We are requested to state that Old Jonathan is a monthly, not a weekly, periodical. The Gardener's Weekly Magazine, published by the same proprietor, has passed under the editorship of Mr. Shirley Hibberd.
Mr. Buckle is, we believe, travelling in Egypt, accompanied by the two youthful sons of Mr. Milner Gibson.
The authoress of East Lynne and Mr. Tom Taylor are, we understand, both under engagement to write new stories for Once a Week-the former to commence shortly; the latter to follow immediately.
The late Dr. Lardner's well-known Popular Scientific Works, including the Museum of Science and Art; The Handbook of Natural Philosophy; Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and Animal Physiology, for Schools; the Steam Engine, &c., with the copyright, stereotype plates, stock, and illustrations, are announced to be sold by Mr. Hodgson next month.
The First Number of The Exchange (price One Shilling) will appear on the 25th instant. Besides Reviews, and miscellaneous information on Mercantile matters, it will contain articles on Mexico and the Intervention, On Cotton, On the American Conflict and the Claims of the South, The Riddle of Australian Politics, The Resources of Canada, Legal Securities for Capital and Settlers in Bengal, Our Collieries, The Foreign Exchanges, The Commerce of Great Britain! 1860-1861, &c.
An expression in some recent remarks in these pages upon illustrated papers might perhaps be read as reflecting upon the exertions of the new proprietors of the Illustrated News of the World. We beg to assure them this was not our intention; their efforts to throw new life into that journal have our best wishes for success.
The Athenæum prints an extract from an interesting letter from Sir George Grey, Governor of Cape Colony, presenting his valuable collection of books and manuscripts to the South African Library, Cape Town. After alluding to his early plans for future literary labours, Sir George says: "Like a foolish man, I prepared for the last years of one life more work than several men could accomplish in several long lives. At the same time, I have ever found that the period of rest and tranquillity I was to enjoy flies further and further from me as I advance in life. I have, in truth, become involved in duties from which I cannot escape,-what I had laid up for myself I can neither use nor enjoy, yet it is selfishly shut up from other men, who might profitably use it and greatly enjoy it. I had hoped that, after my death, this library, being left to some new country, might prove to it a treasure of great value, to some extent helping to form the mind of each of its generations as they came following on. But I now feel it to be useless to wait for the period of my own death to render of use to my fellow-men that which events have rendered of little or no use to me."
AUCTIONS DURING THE ENSUING FORTNIGHT.-Mr. Hodgson, March 19 and 20, miscellaneous and law books, tracts, curious divinity books, &c; March 21, 1500 reams of paper, stationery, &c. Messrs. Southgate & Barrett, March 18, copyrights, stereotype plates, wood-blocks, and remaining stocks of Dr. Normandy's popular books; same day, stock, copyrights, and wood-blocks of Mrs. Howitt's Three Treasuries of Stories for Young People. Messrs. Puttick & Simpson, March 25, rare and fine books in American and general English literature. Messrs. Leigh, Sotheby & Co., March 18 and 19, important collection of books, and some manuscripts and autograph letters.