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Album. "Worth attentive study, not only for its fun, which is of the most exuberant order, but for its wealth of concise and elegant draughtsmanship."
Alas, L. C. Benito Pérez Galdós, estudi criticobiográfico.
Aldrich, T: B. Wyndham Towers. Armée russe, L', et ses chefs en 1888; par l'auteur du Maréchal de Moltke.
"Soigneusement écrit par une plume en possession de son sujet, le livre mérite l'attention et ne manquerait pas d'éveiller l'intérêt. En le lisant, nous avons vu flotter devant nos yeux, ces visions de la guerre russoturque, puissamment évoquées par les tableaux de Vereschagine. L'auteur étudie successivement: le soldat et le moudjik, le tempérament offensif du soldat russe, l'ancienne et la nouvelle armée, l'école russe et les traditions de Souvaroff, les théâtres d'opérations d'une campagne austro-russe, les moyens de concentration de l'armée russe, les forces militaires de la Russie, les principaux chefs de l'armée russe, et à leur tête le géné. ral Gourko." - Le livre, 10 avr.
Ashton, J: Curious creatures in zoology.
"Mr. Ashton brings within the ken of the public the information and the illustrations for which the explorer or the scholar has had to hunt in out-of-the-way and halfforgotten volumes. The book is a mine of marvels, and will furnish with constant entertainment the hunter after the extraordinary." Notes and queries, Dec.
Astor, W: W. Sforza, a story of Milan.
Germany, until the close of the Diet of
"Dr. Beard has contributed in the last chapters a just estimation of the earlier portion of Luther's life. It is not that he states any new facts of importance it is almost impossible to do much gleaning after Köstlin; it is not that he throws any new light on old facts or interprets cause and effect from a novel standpointwe may safely say that every possible explanation has been given by individual writers for every single act of Luther's life. But it is that Dr. Beard sees Luther better than any English writer has yet done from two standpoints at once; he grasps the infinite complexity of human nature and the varying changes in human motive. Dr. Beard does not make Luther a hero, nor does he make him a fiend, hence we fear his work will not have a wide circulation; but it does attempt to paint him as a man largely moulded by circumstances over which he had little control." Athenæum, Nov. 16.
Birney, W: James G. Birney and his times; the
genesis of the Republican Party, with some account of abolition movements in the South before 1828.
Browning, R. Asolando; fancies and facts.
"To those who watch with a humorous and yet reverent sympathy the turns of human life, it will be a strangely interesting task to note how Mr. Browning's swan-song of Asolando' reverts to his better style. There is here so little as to be almost nothing of the small mannerisms which have gained him the plaudits of fools, s0 much as to be almost everything of the large manner which has gained him the admiration of wise men and women. In hardly any one of his books - certainly in none for nearly a generation -has Mr. Browning put so many of his different qualities at his best as here." Sat. rev., Dec. 21.
Bullen, A. H: Lyrics from the dramatists of the Elizabethan age.
"Mr. Bullen has hunted in corners seldom explored, and is able to say, if any songs of merit have escaped my notice, I will endeavour to repair the fault hereafter; but I have been at some pains to make the collection as complete as possible. Meanwhile, a pleas. anter and more trustworthy companion through this
enchanted land of Faery' than is Mr. Bullen has not
Bury, J: B. History of the later Roman Empire, from Arcadius to Irene, 395-800. 2 v.
"Mr. Bury's main object is to show that the Roman Empire was the political and spiritual bulwark of European civilization. It guarded Europe from Oriental invasions; it kept alive the traditions of Greek and Ro man culture; it maintained European commerce; and it upheld an idea of order which was a permanent background in a theatre of changes and commotious. ... The tendency of the whole work is to resemble a series of essays dealing with a large subject under various heads. Mr. Bury is more occupied with getting hold of his material than with its arrangement. He
is a well-equipped student, with a firm grasp upon the essential points of his subject, and his volumes are the result of diligent and independent work amongst a mass of difficult materials, and will have to be reckoned with by all who follow in his steps." -Sat. rev.,
C., G. E. Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant. Vol 1. 1887.
Caird, E: The critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant. 2 v.
"It is quite the most comprehensive and maturely considered contribution that has yet been made by an English writer to the understanding of Kant's whole philosophical achievement." - Mind, January. Carbutt, Mrs. E. H. Five months' fine weather in Canada, western U. S., and Mexico.
"It would be unfair to criticise from a very lofty standpoint a narrative so pleasant and unpretentious, told with unvarying good nature, much Yorkshire shrewdness, and not unfrequently with considerable humour. The book is nothing more than a daily record of what the writer saw and heard in places on the great highways of the new world." - Robert Brown in the Academy, Nov. 9.
Clarke, R: F: Cardinal Lavigerie and the African slave trade.
Curel, F. de. Le sauvetage du Grand-Duc.
"Though not a proper moral book, and though a little extravagant in parts, is really great fun- genuine rollicking gaulois' fun, without coarseness (though not without laxity), such as has become very rare of late." Sat. rev., June 29.
Divers traittez, contracts, testamens, etc., servans de preuves et d'illustrations aux Mémoires de P. de Comines. 1714.
Dronke, E. F: J: Codex diplomaticus Fuldensis. Du Chesne, A. Les antiquitez et recherches des villes, chastavx, et places plvs remarqvables de France. 1668. 2 v.
Dumas, A. D. Euvres illustrées. 39 v.
Namely. Blanche de Beaulieu, etc. 1887. Le capitain Paul, etc. 1887. Le chevalier d'Harmental. 1860. 2 v. - Le chevalier de Maison-Rouge. 1885. - Les compagnons de Jéhu. 1884, 78. 2 v. Le comte de MonteCristo. 1884–85. 6 v. — La dame de Monsoreau. 1883. 3 v. -La femme au collier de velours, etc. 1884.-Une fille du régent. 1860. Le frères corses, etc. 1876.- - Impressions de voyage. 1860. 3 v.- Les mariages du père Olifus, etc. 1887.-Le mille et un fantômes, 1884.- Pauline de Meulien, etc. 1888. Les quarante-cinq. 1884. 3 v.La reine Margot, 1860. 2 v. - Les trois mousquetaires. 188-. 2 v. La trou de l'enfer. 1860. Le vicomte de 1876. - Vingt
Bragelonne. 1886. Un vie d'artiste.
Ferris, G: T. Great leaders; historic portraits from the great historians. Fogerty, J. Countess Irene; by the author of
Lauterdale, etc. 1888. 3 v.
"The story consists of a year's events in the life of a beautiful girl with the face of an angel, the soul of an artist, and the voice of a siren, The moral is, generally, that you should mind your own business, and particu larly that you should have nothing to do with Polish Jews. Short of genius, and perhaps humour, it contains all the good qualities of a novel. There is a curiously foreign flavour in the style of the conversations; but that is not inappropriate to the atmosphere and surroundings." - Sat. rev., Mar. 31.
Forbes, H. M. The hundredth town; glimpses of life in Westborough, 1717-1817.
Francillon, R. E: Romances of the law.
"A book of good short stories, which are stories and not prose idyls, and which are furnished with plot, mystery, character, and adventure."
Frederickson, A. D. Ad orientem.
"Sketches by pen and pencil made during one journey in India, Japan, Ceylon, Java, and the United States. His journey in Java is excellently well told."— Athenæum, Nov. 16.
Freeman, E: A: Select historical essays. 1873. Frey, H. Campagne dans le haut, Sénégal et dans le haut Niger, 1885-86. 1888.
Galdos, B. P. La de Bringas. 1884. Gautier, A. Les armoiries et les couleurs de la confédération et les cantons suisses. 1878. Australia twice traversed; narrative compiled from the journals of five expeditions into and through central, south, and western Australia, 1872-76. 2 v.
"For those who like narrative of Australian exploration nothing can be better than this work. ... Mr. Giles has been one of the most active and successful of Australian explorers." - Athenæum, Dec. 14. Grattan, T: C. The master passion; and other tales and sketches. 1845. 3 v.
Griffith F. L. The inscriptions of Siût and Dêr Rifeh.
"His text is meagre. He might with very little additional trouble have given us a few translated examples of the numerous inscriptions he has so laboriously copied. It is to be hoped, however, that now we have the hieroglyphics there is a sufficient number of English students capable of using them to throw light on one of the most interesting and most obscure periods of Egyp tian history-that, namely, which intervened between the marvellous civilization which prevailed under Amenem. hats and Usertesens of the Twelfth Dynasty and the barbarism which overshadowed the country before the rise of the Eighteenth."- Sat. rev., Aug. 31. Gronlund, L. The co-operative commonwealth in
its outlines; an exposition of modern socialism. . Hamelmann, H. Oldenburgisch chronicon, d. i.,
Beschreibung der Grafen zu Oldenburg und
Hartknoch, C. Alt- und neues Preussen, oder preussischer Historien. 1684.
Homeyer, G. K: Des Sachsenspiegels 1r, 2r Theil. 1842-61. 3 v.
Hone, P. Diary, 1828-51; ed. with introd. by B. Tuckerman. 2 v.
"The amount of information, of chat and dinnertable gossip, of insight furnished into the social life of a half-century or less ago, is remarkable. In one sense it is a history of New York City. Public-spirited men are sufficiently rare in the most cosmopolitan city on this continent, to make this book something of a tract which may have a very healthful moral influence." Critic, Jan. 4.
Hortleder, F: Der römischen Keyser- und Königlichen Maiestetei, auch des heiligen römischen Reichs geistlicher und weltlicher Stände. 1645.
Horwitz, C. N. Swanhilde; and other fairy sto-
Howells, W: D. A hazard of new fortunes.
"Contains about a thousand pages of verse, dating from all the different epochs of the poet's life, and writ ten in the most varied tones and moods. Some of the narratives of the wars of the Empire are admirable.” Athenæum. July 7.
Insel Felsenburg, Die; oder wunderliche Fata einiger Seefahrer; eingel. von 1: Tieck. 1828. 6 v.
Ireland, W: W: Through the ivory gate; studies in psychology and history.
"A collection of studies of mental disease." Athenaum, Nov. 9.
Jameson, J. F. Essays in the constitutional history of the U. S. in the formative period, 1775-89; by graduates and former members of the Johns Hopkins University. Jenner, E: Die Münzen der Schweiz. 1879. Jensen, W: Vier Weihnachtserzählungen. Jewett, S.. O. Betty Leicester.
Johns Hopkins Univ. Studies in historical and political science. 7th ser., 7-9. The river towns of Conn.; by C: M. Andrews. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Studies.)
Kermainguy, A. de. Mannarino, ou Malte sous les chevaliers (1775). 1839. 2 v.
Kingston, W. B.
The Chumplebunnys; and
some other oddities, sketched from life. "The drollery is piquant, indeed, and perfectly individual. Nothing so good in its vein have we read since the author of Up the Rhine' was alive to make laughter for us."- Sat. rev., Nov. 3. Kurze belehrende Geschichte der Lehren und Meinungen vom tausendjährigen Reiche, nebst mehreren wirchtigen Prophezeihungen [und] einer Vision des P. Ildefons. 1807. La Fite de Pellepore, V., comte de (pseud. P. Artamof), and Armengaud, J: G. D. La Russie. 1862.
Problems of the future and essays. "The first portion of this glib and rather smartly. written summary of scientific progress is one prolonged pæan on the discoveries of science. The antiquity
of man, The Glacial Period, the duration of solar heat, the composition of the universe, animal magnetism, and our old friend, still invisible and undiscoverable, the Missing Link - these are some of the prob lems presented. Treating these Mr. Laing is exceedingly at his ease. He passes from one to another of these mighty themes with a sure-footed pertinacity, and a fearless confidence that will certainly favourably im. press the average reader, who is of loose reading habit, and does not so much as think of thinking. The profit of it all is hard to discern."- Sat. rev., Oct. 26. Langbridge, F: Ballads of the brave; poems of chivalry, enterprise, courage and constancy; with notes.
"An excellent collection of ballads." Notes and queries, Nov. 16. Lauridsen, P:
Vitus Bering: the discoverer of Bering strait. Rev., and tr. by J. E. Olson; with introd. by F: Schwatka.
"The author was granted unusual privileges for research among the archives of the Russian Admiralty, and the present volume, while being both a biography and a defense of Bering, is also a record of the Russian explorations made between 1725 and 1743, all of which were under the direction of this Danish explorer, who carried his expedition six thousand miles across a wil. derness, and launched it on the shores of an unknown sea. Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka has prepared an introduction for American readers."
Lescure, M. F. A. Les autographes et le goût des autographes en France et à l'étranger; contenant [une] bibliographie et un choix de
Lombard, A. Notice sur la position financière ac
tuelle des états de l'Amérique du Nord. 1841. Lumholtz, C. Among cannibals; account of four years' travels in Australia and of camp life with the aborigines of Queensland, [188084.]
"The University of Christiania sent Mr. Lumholtz to collect specimens and study the customs and anthropol ogy of the natives. The maps are good, there is an
ample index, and there are some instructive papers in the appendix; in short, the volume is one of the most complete of its kind in all respects, and a worthy record of the steadfast enterprise of a hardy Norseman in the scientific age. It should be specially remarked that he effaces himself more than most travellers; yet we can infer from the style and fine temper of his narrative that he belongs to the higher class of scientific explor ers who think more of their work than they do of themselves. We are not surprised, therefore, that he should have produced a genuine book; and that alone is much in these days." Spectator, Dec. 21. Macintyre, Maj.-Gen. D. Hindu-Koh; wander
ings and wild sport on and beyond the Himalayas.
"A keen sportsman and a daring mountaineer, he left no beat untried, and allowed no physical difficulties to stand between him and his game. His book is writ ten in the same spirit in which he pursued his markhor and hangul. It is all in earnest, and is entirely free from that padding which is so often met with in books of sporting adventures. The interest is kept up from the start to finish, and no one who cares at all for sport will desire the omission of a single page.". Athenæum, Nov. 9.
Mallock, W: H. In an enchanted island; or, A
winter's retreat in Cyprus.
"Mr. Mallock's stick round which he has twined his imaginings was entirely utilitarian. He went to Cyprus to search for a particular kind of green marble, out of
which he hoped to reap much profit. He did search for it in a listless way; but the glamour of the enchanted island was over him, and the whereabouts of his treasure was as vague to him as one of his own dreams, and his search ended in nought. Mr. Mallock is at his best when describing medieval structures. His chapter on the Abbey of Happy Peace is the pleasantest in Athenæum, Nov. 23. Marshall, Mrs. F. A. Life and letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. 2 v.
the book." —
"If Mrs. Marshall had confined her work to the limits of the second volume, the Greek proverb would have been fulfilled. The half would have been better than the whole. Mrs. Marshall has been permitted to make use of ms. journals and letters, and she has compiled her work carefully and neatly; but all the early part of the history needed no repetition. Mrs. Shelley's years of widowhood were those of which the world knew least, and the picture of her later life shows in her an amiable character; with sense, affection, resolution, an admirable hatred of notoriety.". Sat. rev., Nov. 16.
Martel, Mme. la comtesse de, (pseud. Gyp). Mademoiselle Eve. Tout à l'égout.
""Tout à l'égout' is delightful, but by no means heroic." Saturday rev., Dec. 7.
Maupassant, G. de. The odd number; 13 tales; tr. by J. Sturges; introd. by H: James. Meichelbeck, C: Historiæ Frisingensis tom. 1, 2, 1224-1724. 1724-29. 2 v.
Michell, T: Russian pictures drawn with pen and pencil.
"The plan of the work is a happy one. It is to take the reader through the chief cities of the empire from Novgorod to Tiflis. The engravings are accompanied by descriptions of the localities, which are connected by short historical summaries written in a graphic and lively style. A concise account of Russia, genially
and sympathetically treated by a man who knows the country well, and has taken care to have his pages illustrated with some good engravings."-W. R. Morfill in the Academy, Nov. 2,
Nauroy, C: Les secrets des Bonaparte.
"On sait que M. Nauroy étudie avec une sorte de passion les dessous des familles princières. Il réunit en ce volume les articles de son Curieux' sur l'histoire secrète de la famille Bonaparte, ... Nous signalerons surtout à nos lecteurs, parmi les articles solides et utiles à l'histoire, la correspondance d'un agent de police sur les débuts du second empire (p. 60-134) et les documents concernant la mort de Pichegru (p. 317-350)." Rev. critique, 19-26 août.
Phallic objects, monuments and remains; illust. of the rise and development of the Phallic idea and its embodiment in works of natnre and art.
Pierson, N. La rhétorique du candidat à la députation.
"Un des livres les plus spirituels qui aient paru cette année. Le lettré y trouve son compte aussi bien, peutêtre mieux encore, que le politique. Celui-ci ne sait jamais s'il doit rire ou se facher. Il a peur de se reconnaître dans les portraits très vifs que trace l'auteur." Revue bleue, 13 juil.
Rayet, O. Etudes d'archéologie et d'art; réunies et pub., avec une notice biog., par S. Reinach. 1888.
"In 1870 and 1871, appeared his first writings, and it was then that he began his famous private collection of antiquities, and secured for the Louvre the greater part of its series of the newly discovered Tanagra terra-cottas. His continual purchases and dealings with matters of practical archæology gave him a rare knowledge of works of art, in judging which he combined the knowl edge of the archæologist with the taste of the born artist and the carefulness of the practical worker.
The whole volume is charming. The writer has a fascinating style and forcible thought, and carries the reader with him."- American journal of archaeology, Dec. 1888.
Reminiscences of a boyhood in the early part of the century.
"A dweller, apparently, in Sleepy Hollow, he has let the world run on almost out of his sight, and has, it must almost seem, fallen back on the tales of his youth.
He is at some pains to hide his identity; and the facts that his Christian name is Lancelot, that he was born early in the century in the north of Ireland, of a genuine Irish stock, adopted by an aunt, and educated in Edinburgh constitute practically all the information concerning himself he vouchsafes.... A reader in a happy frame of mind may ramble on to the end amused at trivialities, suspicious of assertions, interested in his own despite. If we could accept as true all that is put before us, the borders of the partly known world would be infinitely enlarged, and societies for psychical research would have their hands full."-Sat. rev., Nov. 16. Richepin, J: Césarine. 1888.
"Powerful and striking pictures of the retreat of an army in 1870, and of the street fighting during the Commune."- Athenæum, July 6.
Rigaud, J. H. F. de P. de, comte de Vaudreuil, and
Artois, comte d', [Charles x., of France]. Correspondance intime pendant l'émigration, 1789-1815; pub. avec introd. etc. par L. Pingaud. 2 v.
Stray leaves of literature.
"A cheerful and unpretentious style, and a knowledge of books that is wide rather than critical, enable Mr. Saunders to gossip pleasantly about the survival of books, the mystery of music, old note books, and similar subjects. He is a genuine lover of literature, and understands the art of gossip." Academy, Jan. 11.
Scougal, F. Scenes from a silent world; or, Pris
ons and their inmates.
"It is unfortunate that a book marked by so much ability and sincerity should be marred by a tone of sentimentality and appeals to the public that tend perilously near claptrap." Sat. rev., Nov. 30. Shaw, W: S. Duties to be performed at the Boston Athenæum. . Ms.
Smith, H. (pseud. H. Stretton). Alone in Lon
Max Krömer; a story of the siege of Strasbourg. Smith, Rev. I: G. Aristotelianism: The Ethics of Aristotle, by I. G. S.; The logical treatises, Metaphysics, Psychology, Politics, by W: Grundy. (Chief ancient philosophies.) "The distinctive feature is the effort to bring Aristotle's thought into relation with questions discussed at the present day, and to compare his doctrines with those of modern thinkers. It is interesting to read, but when judgment is passed, a little tinged by the desire to point out the shortcomings of ancient as compared with Christian thought." - Mind, January. Spenser, E. The shepheardes calender; the ed. of
1579 in photo.-facsimile, with introd. by H.
Taylor, W. F. England under Charles 11., from the Restoration to the Treaty of Nimeguen, 1660-78; extracts from contemporary records. (Eng. hist. by comtemp, writers.) "Mr. Taylor has, on the whole, performed his task very respectably. The principal defect in his collection is the absence of extracts from the letters of ambassadors and statesmen, whether English or foreign." - Sat. rev., Jan. 4.
Tennyson, A., Lord. Demeter; and other poems. "Five or six poems in this little volume will rank amongst Tennyson's finest work. ... The poem which we should place next to 'Demeter and Persephone' in the volume is the last, Tennyson's poem on his own death, called 'Crossing the Bar.' There are of course sev.
eral pieces that will not add to Lord Tennyson's poetic fame. But we doubt if ever a volume were published before by an octogenarian poet containing at least half a dozen perfect poems which betray no trace of the cooling of the poet's genius, and which would have been amongst the favorites of his most enthusiastic admirers, had they been published thirty years earlier." - Spectu.or Dec. 21.
Thackeray, Rev. S. W. The land and the community.
"The work bears the endorsement of Henry George who supplies it with a preface. In its original form it was presented as a thesis to the University of Cambridge for the degree of Doctor of Laws. The essay has been expanded and arranged for reference. It is commended for the fulness and clearness with which the historical and legal aspects of the question have been dwelt upon, the attention given in it to the matter of compensation, and the religious feeling and conservative disposition manifested in it throughout." - Popu lar science monthly, Feb.
Theuriet, A. Deux sœurs.
erstlich gegeben von P: A. Matthiolo, zum
Wagner, H. Kurtze Beschreibung des FürstenWilhalmen, Pfaltzgrauen bey Rhein, etc., hochzeitlichen Ehren Fests, 1568.
Ward, C. O. History of the ancient working people, to the adoption of Christianity by Constantine.
Washington, G: Biog. memoirs of Gen. G: Washington. 1811.
Wesselhoeft, Mrs. L. F. Flipwing the spy; a fable for children.
Wharton, Rev. C: H: Poetical epistle to G: Washington; with app. 1881.
Williams, W: The duty and interest of a people among whom religion has been planted to continue stedfast and sincere in the possession and practice; add. letter from Jonathan Edwards. 1736.
Zimmern, H.. The Hansa towns. nations.)
(Story of the
"The history of the great commercial league of the Middle Ages was well worth writing. We cannot, however, say that we regard the present attempt towards supplying the want as altogether satisfactory. There is a vagueness of style, and a lack of a definite plan with duly proportioned parts, which make it difficult to carry away an exact impression of how the League came into existence, what was the work which it accomplished, and why it fell. But many picturesque incidents are pleasantly narrated, and the book has certainly the merit of some liveliness of manner."- C. L. Kingsford in the Academy, Oct. 26.
rische Chronica, oder Beschreibung der fürnemsten Geschichten bis auf 1619. 1657. Adam, Mme. J. L. Jalousie de jeune fille.
"Mlles. Pauline et Claudie sont deux petites personnes fort enviables. Leur plus rare bonheur, c'est d'avoir la plus charmante grand'mère de France. Femme, mère, amie, patriote, écrivain, directrice de revue, et maîtresse de maison, accomplie dans tous ces rôles successifs, elle doit être parfaite dans celui d'aïeule, pourvu qu'elle consente à se grimer un peu pour ne pas paraître une grand'mère trop invraisemblable. Maintenant ai-je besoin de nommer Mme. Adam? L'espère que votre grandmère vous a écrit un joli livre! Et amusant, n'est pas? Presque pas de réflexions sur les caractères, tout juste assez pour ne pas en perdre l'habitude! Des événements, des aventures, qui vont si vite qu'on n'a pas le temps de respirer! Des traîtres de premier choix, que Mme. Adam s'est donné la peine de faire venir pour vous de Berlin, où cet article est supérieurement tenu!" - Augustin Filon in Revue bleue, 31 août.
Eschylus. Agamemnon; with introd., commentary, and trans. by A. W. Verrall.
"With much that will provoke dissent and much that calls for careful consideration, this edition of the Agamemnon is distinguished on every page by the patient thought and robust originality which are only found in the highest scholarship."- Sat. rev., Dec. 14.
Supplices; a rev. text, with introd., notes, commentary, and trans., by T: G: Tucker. "It is pleasant to congratulate Professor Tucker upon his translation -exact, fluent, and frequently happy. For solid work by patient students his edition of the Supplices may be confidently recommended. He has certainly made a substantial contribution to the scholarship of Eschylus." Sat. rev., Dec. 14. Albinus, P. Commentariorum de Mysnia liber 1;
neue Chronica und Beschreibung des Landes zu Meissen. .
Allen, C: G. B. Falling in love; with other essays on more exact branches of science. "There is very little disguise about it, Mr. Grant Allen's treatment is dexterous, his style light and pleasant, his command of the fields of science extensive, and his resources in all that pertains to the 'fairy-tales of science' admirable indeed. The result for those who do not like science and champagne as dry' as they can be had, is a bright and readable book." - Sat. rev., Nov. 30.
Amsterdam. Museum Fodor. Beschrijving der
schilderijen en teekeningen. 1873. Apostolius, M. Lettres inédites, avec des opuscules inédites, une introduction, et des notes par H. Noiret.
Arblay, F.. B., Mme. d'. Early diary, 1768-78; with a selection from her correspondence, and from the journals of her sisters Susan and Charlotte Burney; ed. by A. R. Ellis. 2 v.
"Mrs. Ellis has expended no small amount of labour on the production of Fanny Burney's 'Early Diary' which is now printed for the first time. That it should have been so long retained in manuscript is surprising, for it almost vies in interest with the well-known diary that begins with the date at which these pages end. It is a work deserving all the care Mrs. Ellis has bestowed upon it, and shows the character of the writer on every leaf, even as the story of her first youth tells itself as we turn them." - Athenaeum, Jan. 25.
- Fanny Burney and her friends; passages from her diary and other writings; ed. by L. B. Seeley.
"Mr. Seeley has devoted himself much more to the
'Memoirs' than to the novels, and has indulged in but little strictly literary criticism. He weaves his nar. rative out of extracts from the Diary and letters, with connecting comment, and he has succeeded in making a really interesting book of it." Sat. rev., Nov. 30. Audubon, Mrs. L. Life of J. J. Audubon, the naturalist; introd. by J. G. Wilson. 1883. Barneby, W. H: The new far west and the old far east; notes of a tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, etc.
"Mr. Barneby is no mere holiday sight-seer. is an Herefordshire squire who looks at lands and flocks and beeves with the eye of a specialist; and he is, above all, gifted with the art of telling what he finds to say in a fresh, unconventional, and unprejudiced manner." Robert Brown in the Academy, Nov. 9. Bartoli, F. Notizia delle pitture, sculture, ed architetture d'Italia. 1776-77. 2 v.
Bastard, G: Sanglants combats. 1887.
"Tells the history of the army of Chalons, from its formation up to the battle of Sedan. This military work is remarkable for the precision of the details, drawn from trustworthy sources." Athenæum, July
Blackwood, H. G., Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava. Our viceregal life in India; selections from my journal, 1884-88. 2 v.
"There is not an indiscreet line in the book, but there are signs not to be mistaken that Lady Dufferin keenly felt the social dullness of the Empire; but she is determined to make the best of it, and fastens accord. ingly on that which most interested her, the high colouring and panoramic effect of the kind of native society with which the Viceroy's wife is almost ex-officio brought in contact. ... The descriptions are not always above the average, but Lady Dufferin never misses the general kaleidoscopic effect. ... Throughout the book she is bright, lively, and entertaining." - Spectator, Nov. 23. Bonnaffé, E:
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Bradley, E. T. Life of the Lady Arabella Stuart.
"Without any attempt at picturesque-writing, or vivid, imaginative description, or analysis of character, Miss Bradley has used old records and letters of the time to such good purpose as to give us a perfectly satisfactory knowledge of Arabella. To the charming Life, she has added an appendix containing the letters of Lady Arabella, with other interesting records, and a list of her portraits and miniatures."- Spectator, Dec. 21.
Bradshaw, H: Collected papers.
"This collection of papers offers matter of interest to the general reader with a taste for history as well as to specialists in early typography or Celtic philology. The papers will give some faint outline of a mind which grasped in no dilettante fashion many topics, and threw light on all it grasped." - Athenæum, Dec. 21. Brandt, G. La vie de Michel de Ruiter, amiralgénéral de Holande; où est comprise l'histoire maritime des Provinces Unies, 165276, trad. [par Aubin]. 1698.