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Bowring, Sir J. Autobiographical recollections.
"A very readable story," says the Athenæum, yet complains that all the anecdotes are about myself' with adjectives in the superlative degree.
Bradley, F. H. Mr. Sidgwick's Hedonism; an
exam. of the Methods of ethics'. Brivois, J. Bibliographie de l'œuvre de P. J. de Béranger.
Brown, C. B. Canoe and camp life in Brit. Guiana. "Unsatisfactory"; "missed good opportunities". Buerstenbinder, E. Vineta.
Burnouf, E. L. La ville et l'Acropole d'Athènes aux diverses époques.
An account of the archæological discoveries of Beulé and others, viewed in the light of modern ideas. Unlike most histories this begins with one of the latest epochs, the Turkish, and thence the investigation is pushed back through five others to the ante-Pelasgian. Burridge, F. W. Horticulture.
Butt, G. Dieudonnée.
The time of roses.
(Half-hour series.) (Half-hour series.)
These stories are praised by the Academy. Carmina clericorum; Studentenlieder des Mittel
Carpenter, Wm. B., M.D. Mesmerism, etc., historically and scientifically considered.
By a decided disbeliever in spiritualism. A reply, by A. R. Wallace, is printed in Pop. science monthly, suppl., no. 5.
Chadbourne, P. A. Strength of men and stability of nations; sermons.
Characteristics of old church architecture in the mainland and western islands of Scotland. Chatfield, A. W. Songs and hymns of earliest Greek Christian poets; trans. into English
Cherbuliez, V. Samuel Brohl and Company.
Not a novel of much interest. Ath.
A gossippy, readable sketch of a Bohemian pur sang, with liberal extracts from his letters and his verses. Collins wrote half a score of bright, improbable novels, sprinkled with verses, usually epigrammatic, sometimes poetical.
Collins, Wilkie. Percy and the prophet. (Halfhour series.)
In Collins's usual style; a story with an ingenious plot told simply.
Comte, I. A. M. F. X. Lettres à J. S. Mill, 1841-46.
45 letters. "Self-sufficiency and arrogance appear in nearly all." Mill's answers, unfortunately, are not yet published.
Conway, Moncure D. Idols and ideals.
"Pleasantly written but of the sermon class, and representing the views of an extreme party.” Conwell, R. H. History of the great fire in St. John, June 1877.
Cournot, A. A. L'enchaînement des idées fondamentales dans les sciences et dans l'histoire. "Rare vigor of thought and a boldness and indepen. dence which will ensure him a lasting place in the history of philosophy of the 19th century." — Acad. Crowe, J. A., and Cavalcaselle, G. B. Titian.
A mass of material with which former historians adorned the life of Titian is swept away, without giv ing us much beyond dry records and business-like correspondence in its place." - Mrs. Heaton in Ath. Daudet, A. Jack; [trans.] by M. N. Sherwood. Daudet, E. Contes choisis.
Le crime de Jean Mallory.
Davies, Rev. J. Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius. (Ancient classics for English readers.)
Dawson, J. W. The dawn of life.
An account of the cozoön.
Deas, J. History of the [river] Clyde.
The three volumes of Doudan's letters have been to the Parisians what Macaulay's Life and Martineau's Autobiography have been to us.
Droysen, J. G. Grundriss der Historik. 2e Aufl. Droz, G. Babolain. 25e éd.
The hero's capacity for being imposed upon is exasperating.
Edwards, II. S. Slavonian provinces of Turkey. 2d ed.
Praised by the Ath. and Sat, rev.
Eichthal, G. d'. Sur les origines bu ldhiques de la
Fearon, D. School inspection. 3d ed.
Etude sur le philosophie en France au 19e siècle. 2e éd. Fogg, W. P. Arabistan. Fortnum, C. D. E.
Descriptive catalogue of the bronzes in the S. Kensington Museum, with introd. notice. With 25 photos and 9 etchings.
Freeman. The Ottoman power in Europe.
"He writes as only a man can write who is saturated with his subject. Every line shows that he knows all about it, and that his knowledge is not of recent date. He demonstrates the utter hopelessness of effecting any real change for the better through the instrumentality of the Turks in that part of Europe now under their control." - Nation.
Freshfield, D. W. Italian Alps; sketches. Freytag, G. Die Ahnen. 4e Abth.: Marcus König. Gardner, Francis. MEMORIAL.
Gebler, K. v. G. Galilei u. die römische Curié. "Well written and instructive." - Acud.
Gill, W. F. Life of E. A. Poe.
"Mr. Gill is a partisan of Poe's and loses no oppor tunity to expose and upbraid Dr. Griswold and other alleged defamers."
Goedeke, K. Goethe's Leben und Schriften.
Green, W. L. Vestiges of the molten globe, in
Habberto, J. Other people's children. Hale, E. E. G. T. T.; or, The wonderful adventures of a Pullman.
Hallock, C. Sportsman's gazetteer and general guide.
Handbook [Murray's] to the cathedrals of Eng. :
Hetty's strange history. (No name ser.)
Holdsworth, E. W. H. Sea fisheries.
Huebner, J. A., Freiherr von. Promenade autour
du monde. Edition illustrée. 5e éd.
Hugo, V. M., comte. L'art d'être grand-père. 5e éd.
"Depicts his grand-children in every attitude" ; "splendid poetry"; yet "never has Victor Hugo indulged in such outbursts of bad taste". G. Monod. La légende des siècles. Nouv. sér.
See an able article in Rev. pol. et lit., 1877, p. 877, which complains of the exaggeration and want of perspective, and the affectation of bonhommie and naiveté, Hutton, R. H. Essays in literary criticism.
Useful for "people who have a little time, but not much. for study, and who know not whither to turn. Contains a long and really admirable essay on Goethe and his influence, one nearly as long on George Eliot's writings, and four on Hawthorne, Matthew Arnold, Wordsworth (full of instruction), and Clough." Irving, Washington. Old Christmas, from the Sketch book', illustrated by R. Caldecott. Charming wood cuts.
Jackson, C., ed. Yorkshire diaries and autobiographies. (Surtees Soc., v. 65.)
The diaries of a Parliamentary captain, who yet was by no means a puritan (1646/7-49), a Puritan rector (1603-64), a yeoman (1699-1760), a tanner (1725/6-34/5), and a dean (1664/5-1739).
James, H. The American.
"Reaches excitement without descending to sensation."-Sut. red.
"Mr. James has read Balzac just a little too much and has fallen into the tendency to bestow refined dissection and analysis on characters which are not of sufficient intrinsic interest to deserve such treatment: yet the excellence of his manipulation forces one to interest oneself in his story." Acad.
Jesse, J. H. Memoirs of celebrated Etonians.
Agreeable sketches of the earlier English novelists, Behn, Miss Fielding, D'Arblay, Charlotte Smith. Radcliffe, Inchbald, Edgeworth, Austen, Opie, Lady Morgan. Keats, J. Poetical works; ed., with a memoir, by Lord Houghton.
Kitchin. History of France. 3 v.
"Relates in capital style the political history, but leaves almost unnoticed all that concerns the manners, the ideas, the literature, and even the institutions of the country. A by-gone method; for people are agreed nowadays that what it is above all important to make known to young people is not facts, but the ideas of which those facts are the expression."- Ath.
Kock, C. Paul de. Euvres.
Said to contain faithful pictures of a certain sort of French life. Certainly not to be recommended for indiscriminate reading.
Kremer, A. von. Culturgeschichte des Orients unter den Chalifen. 2 v.
Laird, E. K. Rambles of a globe trotter.
LeHon, II. L'homme fossile en Europe, son indus
trie, ses mœurs, etc. 4e éd.
Leigh, H. S. Jeux d'esprit.
Lodge, H. C. Life and letters of George Cabot.
A history of New England federalism. Gives new documents relating to the scheme to dissolve the Union in 1804, the Hartford Convention in 1814, etc. "The papers are excellently edited."
MacDonald, G. The Marquis of Lossie.
"A much better book than the novel to which it is the sequel, Malcolm, though wildly improbable and heavily weighted with matter which has no business in a novel." Acad.
Marenholz-Bülow, B. Reminiscences of Froebel. Michaelis, C. Antologia española; poesias liricas. la pte.
Michelet, J. L'étudiant.
Political lectures delivered in 1848.
Miln, J. Excavations at Carnac, Brittany [of the remains of a Gallo-Roman establishment]. With numerous woodcuts and chromos. 2d series.
Morley, J. Critical miscellanies.
A style healthy and vigorous. Studies on Turgot, Robespierre, J. S. Mill. Taine's 'Ancien régime,' Ma. caulay, and Popular culture. Of Mill he is an enthusiastic but perfectly independent admirer. The essay
on Robespierre is distinguished for its manful attempt at absolute fairness of treatment." Ath. Mullinger, J. B. Schools of Charles the Great
Page, H. A. T. de Quincey.
"But for Mrs. B. Smith, whose graphic reminiscences are here freely used, we should never have known half of De Quincey's whims and oddities, peculiarities so great that opium-eating seems merely the commonplace beginning of the series. The work has very great
Pascoe, F. P. Zoological classification. Pepys, S. Diary and correspondence, deciphered by M. Bright. Vol. 4.
In this ed. a considerable portion is published for the first time.
Peters, S. General history of Connecticut; [ed.] by S. J. McCormick.
The editor defends his ancestor, Dr. Peters, against J. H. Trumbull, from the charge of inventing the famous 'Blue laws'.
Procter, B. W. Autobiography.
Mr Procter's part of this col. is very pleasant reading; the editor's is cumbrous and clumsy.". - Acad. Reade, C. The jilt. (Half-hour series.)
Written in 1838, now first published.
Reumont, A. von. Geschichte Toscana's. 2 v.
"R. shows care. judgment, and discretion, but has not the gift of graphic description." Acad. Rimmer, W. Art anatomy. Rink, II. Danish Greenland, its people and its products; with illustrations by the Eskimo. The author spent 16 winters and 22 summers in Greenland.
Roberts, Sir R. Asia Minor and the Caucasus. Robinson, C. E. Cruise of the Widgeon. Ruskin, J. Mornings in Florence. 6: The shepherd's tower [i.e., Giotto's Campanile]. Schuebeler, F. C. Die Pflanzenwelt Norwegens. Schumann, R. Music and musicians; essays and criticisms; trans. by F. R. Ritter.
"Everybody who carefully studies these notices will be better prepared to enjoy music by entering into its many meanings, and by connecting it with the composer's personality." Sat, rev.
Seyd, E. The fall in the price of silver, its causes,
consequences, and their possible avoidance. Shairp, J. C. Poetic interpretation of nature.
"The place of poetry in the interpretation of Nature, and the mode in which poets have represented her voice to mankind." "A true intellectual feast." Shakespeare. Midsummer night's dream, with notes by Rolfe. Sheppard, J. B. Christ Church, Canterbury; mediæval letters rel. to [its] affairs. (Camden Soc.)
Simcox, Edith. Natural law; an essay in ethics. "Discusses the source and nature of obligation, legal, moral. and religious. The object is to trace the common elements in laws 'properly so called', the moral law generally acknowledged, and the scientific laws of nature."
Symonds, J. A. Renaissance in Italy.
"Rhetorical coloring, frequent use of metaphor or simile, graphic portraitures of individual characters, and numerous anecdotes. A skillfully constructed and most readable volume." -Acad.
Taelen, Mme. van der. Histoires à l'envers.
"A singular charm in the conversations, in the quaint moralizing, and odd, incisive, strong way of putting things, and in the devotional spirit."- Lit. world. Tevis, A. H. Beyond the Sierras. That husband of mine.
Thirlwall, Bp. C. Literary and theological remains.
Vol. 1, 2 charges.
Thomas, E. Jainism, or the early faith of Asoka, with illust. of the anc. religions of the East from the Pantheon of the Indo-Scythians.
Toepffer, R. Genfer Novellen.
Trollope, A. The American senator.
The horsey and hunting element prevails as largely as usual in his later novels. An American congressman is made the vehicle for satire on English customs, and in his person the peculiarities of some Americans are not unjustly ridiculed. "It is rumored that Trollope is beginning to let out' parts of his novels" as Dūmas did.
Christmas at Thompson Hall. (Half-hour ser.) Trollope, T. A. Papal conclaves.
The modus operandi in a Papal election, not unlikely to be brought into requisition before many years, is fully described.
Trueba, A. de. Narraciones populares.
Eng. Virgin soil.
"Since his 'Fathers and sons' in 1863 nothing that T. has written has excited such intense interest as Virgin soil. Its masterly qualities, especially, as usual, in its delicious portraiture of the female character, are undeniable and unapproachable. The story contains sketches of revolutionary socialists, which are pronounced by a Russian critic real types; but he thinks that certain others should have been included to make a fair representation of the party.". Nation, Aug. 2.
Unsere Zeit. 12r Jahrg., 2e Halfte.
A gossipy book by a thorough courtier. Waring, G. E., Jr. Village improvements and farm villages.
Weil, G. La campagne des Russes dans le khanat de Kokhand, 1875-6.
Weise, A. J. History of Troy.
White, J. Falstaff's letters; orig. pub. 1796; with notices of the author from Lamb, Leigh Hunt, etc.
Lainb thought very highly of these letters. White, W. Holidays in Tyrol. Whiteford, S. T.
with illustr. Whitney, W. D. Williams, J. F. Williamson, J. Willshire, W. H.
Guide to porcelain painting;
Essentials of English grammar. History of St. Paul, Minn. History of Belfast, Me.
Catalogue of playing and other cards in the British Museum. Winsor, J. Bibliography of the original quartos and folios of Shakespeare.
Wohlwill, E. Der Inquisitionsprocess des G. Galilei.
"A spurious document fabricated expressly in order to secure a conviction was the means which alone rendered the condemnation of Galileo legally sustainable. Wohlwill's pamphlet in support of this view is a most remarkable specimen of keen insight, strenuous argu. ment, and terse exposition.". Acad.
Wolff, C. Historischer Atlas.
Young, J. C. Last leaves from [his] journal. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Ge
sellschaft. 30r Bd.
Zimmern, H. Arthur Schopenhauer. Zoological record for 1875. L., 1877.
LIST OF ADDITIONS.
No. 2. November 24, 1877.
Achard, L. A. E. Envers et contre tous. Nouv. éd. Alfieri, V. Life; with an essay by W. D. Howells. Allen, G. Physiological æsthetics.
"Mr. Allen's theory is that æsthetic pleasure is simply nerve stimulation well adjusted in degree to nerve nutrition, the balance between function and waste on the one hand and rest and repair on the other. He confines his investigations for the most part to the simpler and sensuous side of aesthetic feeling."
It might be worth while to compare this work with the chapters in which the French evolutionist, Léon Dumont, treats of taste, wit, grace, the picturesque, moral beauty, etc., in his "Theorie scientifique de la sensibilité."
Appletons' annual cyclopædia, 1876.
Ball, B. L. Three days on the White Mts.
Dr. Ball was lost on Mt. Washington.
Baumann, F. L. Quellen zur Geschichte des Bauernkriegs in Oberschwaben. (Stuttgart. Lit. Verein.)
Bigelow, E. B. The tariff policy of England and of the U. S. contrasted.
Billroth, T. Lectures on surgical pathology and therapeutics. Vol. 1.
Bonnechose, C. de. Montcalm et le Canada français.
"Au 17e siècle les deux tiers de l'Amérique Septentrionale appartenaient à la France." This book gives a sketch of its loss.
Bowen, F. Modern philosophy, from Descartes to
Bullen, G. Caxton celebration, 1877; catalogue of the loan collection of antiquities, etc., connected with the art of printing, So. Kensington.
Burnaby, Capt. F. On horseback through Asia Minor. 2 v.
A light and amusing narrative of a five months' journey to Armenia. Much space filled with the quarrels of the author's English groom and his Turkish servant, and it has been unkindly suggested that the Turk was hired for this purpose.
Burnett, Mrs. F. H. Dolly.
Surly Tim and other stories.
"Surly Tim" and "That lass of Lowrie's" are the only works "corrected for publication" by Mrs. Burnett. The present issue of "Theo," one of the earlier works, is against her wishes.
Characteristics of old church architecture, etc., in
Chasles, V. E. P. Mémoires. 2 v.
It is said that Chasles' fierce attacks upon his contemporaries Gaucher calls his second volume "une mitrailleuse" were due to his disappointed ambition. He aspired to a seat in the Academy. Cherbuliez, V. Samuel Brohl et Cie. Claretie, J. Les derniers Montagnards; hist. de l'insurrection de prairial an III. Les pauvres gens: Noël Rambert. Clark, Rev. S. D. years ago: Cobden Club.
The New England ministry sixty memoir of J. Woodbridge. Correspondence relative to the budgets of various counties; ed. by J. W. Probyn.
Collignon, E. Les machines. 2e éd. (Bibl. des
Darwin, C. Different forms of flowers on plants of
the same species.
"A reprint, with add., of his celebrated papers on the dimorphic condition of primroses, which appeared in the Jour. of the Linnean Soc., 1862, as well as other papers rei. to the similar conditions met with in lythum, linum, and other plants." - Athen. Daudet, A.
"Contains many stories which display a true and unforced pathos." - - Sat. rev. Jack.
"Shows a distinct advance on 'Fromont jeune' in originality and power." -Sat. rev.
"As regards composition and power Jack is inferior to Fromont jeune."- Acad.
Dawson, J. W. The origin of the world.
De Cosson. Cradle of the Blue Nile [i.e. Abyssinia]. 2 v.
Unusually well written travels in a country seldom described.
Delaunay, F. Moines et sibylles.
An essay on the Essenes and Therapeutæ, and the Greek and Hebrew sibyls.
De Leon, E. The Khedive's Egypt.
"There is not a dull page in it, and yet it is as instructive as it is amusing. It really depicts the Khedive's Egypt, and shows Egypt as it is."- Exam. Desnoiresterres, G. Le B. Voltaire et la société
française au 18e siècle: V. aux délices; V. et J. J. Rousseau; Son retour et sa mort. 3 v. Last volumes of a work "written with much spirit, zeal, and care".
Dodes Danz, Des; hrsg. von H. Baethcke. (Stuttgart. Lit. Verein.)
Dolbear, A. E. The telephone.
"Doudan never wrote without literary charm, without wit and knowledge of the world and books. Delightful humor, delicate judgment, modest wisdom." Atlantic. Ends with a brilliant essay on "Révolutions du goût".
"Doudan a vieilli, sa santé s'est altérée, il n'a plus autour de lui le même cercle d'admirateurs; le présent est triste, l'avenir plus sombre encore. Le voilà donc mécontent et aigri. Et néanmoins que de pages char mantes! Que de traits ingénieux! Quelle hauteur de dédain pour tout ce qui l'irrite!"— Rev. pol. et lit. Doussault, C. Le Vénus de Milo; doc. inéd.
Contains an account of an interview with M. Brest, who witnessed the discovery of the Venus. Dowden, E. Shakspere. (Green's Lit. primers.) Introductions to the several plays, and a sketch of Shakespearian history to the present time. "Sound and helpful throughout." Acad. Dufau, P. A. Souvenirs d'une jeune aveugle-née. "Est-ce roman, est-ce histoire? Nous ne savons. étrange récit, plein d'un puissant et tendre intérêt. Dufau y développe à merveille les sensations à nulles autres pareilles de ces corps incomplets que la cécité retranche à part dans la vie sociale.”
Fleury, J. Rabelais et ses ceuvres. 2 v.
"Gives a carefully selected anthology of extracts from the Pantagruel and the most satisfactory comment on the satirist's romance yet made."— Sat. rev.
"Cet ouvrage composé par un Français, professeur à P'Université de St. Pétersbourg porte l'influence du milieu où il vit; il y a comme une saveur exotique; certains rapprochements ne seraient jamais venus à l'esprit d'un critique habitant Paris." — Rer. pol. et lit. Foucher de Careil, L. A., comte. Leibniz et Pierrele-Grand.
Frederica Sophia Wilhemina, Markgräfin von Baireuth. Memoirs; with an essay by W. D. Howells.
Gebhart, E. Rabelais, la Renaissance, et la Réforme. "Belle etude, que l'Acad. Française a couronné. Les différences et les ressemblances entre les satiriques Rabelais. Aristophane, Cervantès, et Swift, sont marquées avec une délicatesse et une précision rares " Revue politique.
Goblet d'Alviella, E., comte. Inde et Himalaya; souvenirs de voyage.
Goldoni, C. Memoirs; trans. by J. Black, with an essay by W. D. Howells.
Gould, Rev. S. B. Lives of the saints. November.
Gray, O. W. Atlas of the United States.
Mostly poor stuff. For the songs which the Jacobites would have written if they had been poets and not partisans one must go to Scott and Aytoun. Gsell-Fels, Dr. Venice; with photographs, etc. Guillemin, A. La lumière et les couleurs. Hamley, Col. E. B. Voltaire. (Foreign classics for English readers.)
Hamlin, C. Among the Turks, [1835-77].
Dr. Hamlin was President of Robert College at Constantinople. He sympathizes with the Turks. Handbook (Murray's) to the cathedrals of England: St. Albans.
Harrison, G. L. Chapter on social science as connected with the admin. of state charities.
Treats of compulsory educ., reformatory educ., prison discipline, and the care of the insane.
History of the witches of Renfrewshire burned on the gallow green of Paisley.
Originally published in 1809. Preceded by Sir Geo. Mackenzie's "Treatise on witchcraft", 1678, and followed by curious extracts from the records of the Presbytery of Paisley.
Hodge, II. C. Arizona as it is.
Holland, J. G. Nicholas Minturn.
Howells, Wm. D. A counterfeit presentment;
Hugo, Victor. Notre Dame de Paris. Nouv. éd. illustrée.
Hullah, J. Music in the house.
A pleasant book on the best kind of music for the house, with chapters on 'Practice and rehearsal' and 'The musical library'. "No musical performance is so de. lightful as that to the performance of which we ourselves contribute. The bulk of music in the house', therefore, should be of a kind that will employ the largest number of performers, choral music."`
King, J. W. Report on European ships of war and their armament, etc.
Johnson. Oriental religions: China.
A careful and interesting study of the religions, government, literature, history, and character of the Chinese, 'containing the essence of all other books upon the subject' (Lit. world).