Imágenes de páginas

3 v.

Horne, H. P., and others. Nero and other plays.

(Jermaid ser.) Hunnewell, J. F. A century of town life; history

of Charlestown, Mass., 1775-1887. Hunter, R. Encyclopædic dictionary. Vol. 1-6.

1884-87. Imbert de Saint Armand, A. L. Les femmes de

Versailles; la cour de Louis xiv et la cour

de Louis xv. 1886. Issaverdens, J. Armenia and the Armenians, etc.

1876-78. 2 v. Jackson, Lady C. C.. The last of the Valois and

accession of Henry of Navarre, 1559-89. 2 v. “ The period is peculiarly rich in contemporary re. cords. Lady Jackson has not altogether avoided diffuseless, though in the selection and use of material these volumes show an industry that is well applied as a

whole." - Sut. rer., Feb. 11. Jamieson, Rev.J: Supplement to Scottish diction

ary; with mem. and introd. by D: Donald.

son. " The bulk of it is composed of material collected during my years' reading, while the remainder con. sists of additional forms, signitications, and illustrations of words given in the Dictionary, and of corrections and improvements of a large number of its meanings and etymologies. This volume is, therefore, at once an addition to and a correction of the Dictionary."- Spec

tator, Oct. 24. Jessopp, A: Arcady; for better for worse; study

of rural life in England. " Squire and farmer, peasant and labourer, artisan and poacher. Dr. Jessopp watched them all. As he observed le criticised, and as he criticised he wrote down lois criticisins, hot and fresh, and forwarded them to the Nineteenth Century.' The result win a series of papers, now embodied in a volume which is to our minus one of the most delightful ever published in Eug. lish. Indeed, we doubt if such an account of English village-life, its bad and good sides, its specialties, its humours, and the odd gnarled characters it produces, ever has been published. The book is full of thought, but fuller yet of a subtle humourou bes: which is not Addison's or Lamb's, but something as separate, and al. most inaitractive', - the humourousness of a man, who if his work had lain that way, might have been one of the raciest and most widely read of English povelists."

Sprectutor, day 7. Kinglake, A. W. The invasion of Crimen ; its

origin, and account of its progress down to

the death of Lord Raglan. Vol. 7, 8. " Vol. 7. - From the morrow of Inkerman to the fall of Caurobert. Vol. 8.–From the opening of l'élissier's command to the death of Lord Raglan.'

“The period embraced by the seventh volume, is to an Englishman or Frenchman, the most depressing, perhaps, of any, excopt that of the actual winter misery. The hero of it thoughout is, of course, the great Russian engineer. Mr. Kinglake recounts his exploits with an enthusiasm scarcely second to that which lie throws into bis brilliant descriptions of English efforts. We doubt if the figure of Todleben has ever before been presented to the world with such vivid force.” · Spectator, Dec. 10.

" It is a gloomy period to have selected for the con. clusion of his task, if the materials on which Mr. King. lake has specially relied were not at an end. There seems something in itself unsatisfactory in the fact that these eight mighty volumes should not carry down the

siege to its close.” – Spectator, Dec. 17. Lane, W: C.

The Carlyle collection; catalogue of books on 0. Cromwell, and Frederick the

Great. Lang, Mrs. A. Sir F: Leighton; his life and work ;

illust. 1884. (Art annual.)

Layamon. Layamon's Brut; or, Chronicle of

Britain ; semi-Saxon paraphrase of the Brut

of Wace; (ed.] by Sir F: Madden. 1847. Lea, H: C: History of the Inquisition of the Mid

dle Ages. 3 v. " A philosophical history which should neither sup. press nor exaggerate the simple facts of the Inquisition, which should set it forth in its actual relations to the de. velopment of mankind, and should pass upon it an impartind judgement, has thus far been wanting. An elaborate work, the natural successor of his earlier writ. ings, the manifest result of the highest historical abili. tics sifting the truth, through many industrioun years, from the vast mass of original documents. Mr. Lea has accomplished the undertaking with a skill, a power of statement, and a judicial fairness which leave nothing

to be desired." - - Literary world, Mar. 17. London, St. Botolph, Bishopsgate. Regester

booke, since the beginning of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth. Pt. 1. Marriages, 15581628; baptisms, 1558-85; transcribed by

A. W. Hallen. 1886. Lorm, H. (pseud. for II: Landesmann). Auf

dem einsamen Schlosse.

Der ehrliche Name. 1880. Lowell, Miss A. Dream drops; or, Stories from

fairy land, by a dreamer. Lowell, J. R.

Heartsease and rue. Magazine of American history; Washington num

ber; ed. by Mrs. Martha Lamb, Feb. 1888. Martineau, J. A study of religion; its sources

and contents. 2 v. “ Two volumes weighted with argument on many topics of proverbial ditliculiy, in wbich Dr. Martincau has set forth his reasons for adhering to religion - de. tined as the belief in an ever-living God, that is, of a Divine Mind and Will ruling the universe and holding moral relations with mankind.' Earnest and even noble treatise. But of this, at least, we feel assured, that unless observations and experiment can in some way import fresh data into these timeworn controver. sies, the successors of Milton, and of Dr. Martineau centuries hence will still be asserting eternal l’rovidence and unfolding spiritual systems with loity faith; and the successors, we will not say of Mill and Huxley, but of the avarage and impersonal reviewer, will still be im. plying a cautious sympathy, but avowing a lingering

doubt." Atheneum, Jan. 28. Matériaux pour l'histoire de l'homme. 1885. Meigs, J. V. The Meigs railway, reason for its

departures from the ordinary practice, etc. Morrill, P. Observations of atmospheric electri.

city at Baltimore. 1984. Naville, E: The shrine of Saft el Henneh and the

land of Goshen. Neve, J: Concordance to the poetical works of

W: Cowper. New York magazine; or, Literary repository. Vol.

1. 1790.

Same. New ser. Vol. 1, 2. 1796-97. 2 v. Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W. The makers of Venice;

illust. by R. R. Holmes. “ The history of Venice is constitutional, not pictorial; it is not the record of individual lives, but the growth of a great commercial and political organization. This reflection might have warned Mrs. Oliphant that the subject was entirely unsuited to her mode of treat. ment, the intelligent visitor to Venice might read her book conscientiously from beginning to end, and not find in it the answer to any of the questions which his curiosity prompted him to ask. The dogo's of Venice are sbadowy beings at the best, and a collection of all

the stories about them that can be found does not make
Venice much more intelligible. Mrs. Oliphant has
entirely failed to comprehend the peculiar features of
Venetian life and history which were due to the steady
adınnce of the commercial class in political power and
its stealthy encroachments on a state which was origi.
nally nristocratic on a popular basis.” – Saturday rev.,
Jan. 23.
an Aldrich, T. B. The second son.

Is far from being the best of her stories, but there are good points and situations in it. The plot is not complicated, but every way suflicient to produce a do. mestic tragedy, and the irony of fate is the ower-word'

or refrain to which one listens." — Athenæum, Feb. 11. Ponsard, F. Le lion amoureux; comédie. 1866. Pownall, T: Pensées sur la Révolution de l'Amé.

rique-Unie, extr. de l'ouvrage intit. Mémoire

aux souverains de l'Europe, etc. 1781. Price, G: F. Across the continent with the 5th

Cavalry. 1883. Prignot, E., and others. L'ameublement moderne.

(18—-). 2 v. Ramsay, J:. of Ochtertyve. Scotland and Scots

men in the 18th century; ed. by A. Allar

drce. 2 v. "This is the best book which has appeared on the Scot. land of the past - a Scotland not to remote or barbar. ous to be uninteresting- since the late Dr. Hill Burton published the Autobiography of Dr. Alexander Car. Tyle." - Spectator, Mar. 17.

"A few, a very few, stories in the notes, and here and there a good phrase, give a flicker of light at long intervals, but they have to illuminate a terrible waste of vaglie general terms.

Mr. Allardyce says that the good old gentleman was in the habit of reading these mss. to visitors, which makes us think that Saturday to Monday at Ochtertyre must have had moments of terrible

boredom." - St. James's budget, Feb. 11. Riley, J. W. After whiles.

* There is much in his book of rerne which does not seein insential to the writer's peculiar genius. We do not mean that his most perfect poems are necessarily in dilect; but that they are those in which the theme is simplest and the style least ornamental. The di. alect pieces brim with humor and loving-kindness."

Critic, Jan. 21. Rogers, Rev.J:

Death the certain wages of sin to the impenitent, etc.; 3 lectures. 1701. Rollins, Jr's. A. W. The three Tetons; a story of

the Yellowstone. “ Pleasant volume of summer journeyings, leaving the beaten track of travellers' titles and throwing what she Sees into the shape of a novel, with just the glimmer of

a loveserape in it." Critic, sept. 17. Rossetti, W: M. Life of J: Keats. (Great writ.

ers.) "The ninth and final chapter is the most significant in the volume. As a critic, lic is always to be respected, for he is always deliberate and truthful. astray in his judgments -- but what be writes has the stamp of sincerity, and is free from exageration. In noticing the poet's highest achievements, he does not allow huis enthusiasm to overpower his judginent. A Jover of fine verse he nevertheless demurs to Mr. Swin. burne's use of such strong adjectives as · faultless,' and * absolute,' and does not hesitate to point out in detail the defects of that superb composition The Nightingale ode. The devotees of Kents may not be able to impuyu this criticism, but they are not likely to be grate. ful for it, and still lees will they appreciate ihe opinion that pot many of Kent's poems are highly admirable,' or that 'lie is emotional without substance, and beauti.

ful without control.?" – Spectator, Dec. 31. Sharp, W:

Life of P. B. Shelley. (Great writ

'verve,' and its material has been selected with so judi. cious a discrimination, that the reader wbois unable or who has not the inclination to study the more ample biographies will find delight and satisfaction in this con. densation of all that is really important in those works. The complete bibliography, by Mr. Anderson of the British Museum, gives additional value to the book." Westminster rev.,

Jan. Shearman, M. Athletics and football, with a con

tribution on paper-chasing by W. Rye, and introd. by Sir R: Webster; (illust.). (Badminton lib.) “Equal to its predecessors in interest. ... The edi. tor has availed himself of special talent in each depart. ment of sport of which he treats, and is certainly much indebted to the able historical contribution of Alr. Wal.

ter Rye. Silvagni, D: Rome; its princes, priests, and peo

ple; tr. by F. Maclaughlin. 3 v. " As a record of the social life, manners, and gossip of a state of society which existed almost unchanged until the fall of the Temporal Power, it is unquestion. ably a most entertaining book. It is a pity, however, that Signor David Silvagni shows throughout so strong a party spirit. Almost every page contains some entertaining reminiscence or anecdoie. Miss I Laugh. lin has translated this book fairly well, but to literary style neither the original nor her translation makes the le:1st pretence. It is simply a collection of gossipy an.

ecdotes, some original." Saturday rev., Nov. 12. Skottowe, B. C. Short history of Parliament.

1886. Stanford, E: Jondon atlas of universal geogra.

phy: Folio ed. Tenison, T:, and others. Popery not founded on

Scripture, etc. 1688. Thomas, R. W. The modern practice of photog.

raphy. 1868. Tuttle, 11: History of Prussia; under Frederic

the Great, 1740-45. 2 v. Verne, J. Le chemin de France, suivi de Gil Bral.

tur. (Les voyages extraordinaires.) Nord contre sud. (Les voyages extraordi.

naires.) " Far from being one of Jules Verne's best works. It is a somewhat tedious tale of twin bandits and mysti. fication in the time of the American Civil War." - Ath.

enæum, Nar. 10. Walker, Rev. G:, Bp. of Derry. A true account

of the siege ot Londonderry. 1736. Walker, J. B. History of the 4 meeting-houses of

the 1st Congregational Soc. in Pemycook, subsequently Rumford, now Concord, N.H.,

1726-1888. Wallis, H: Notes on some early Persian lustre

vases ; illust. 1885. Notes on some examples of early Persian Pot.

tery. 1887. Woodruff, T: M. Cold waves and their progress.

1885. Yorke, Sir J. Mémoire de Y., avec un Mémoire,

que les Etats Gén, auroient pû faire présen

ter au Roi de la Gr. Bretagne. 1780. Zohar; Kabbala denudata. The Kabbalah un

veiled ; containing the following books of the Zohar: The book of concealed mystery, The Greater Holy Assembly, The Lesser

Holy Assembly; tr. by S. L. M. Mathers. " A translation which leaves nothing to be desired." - Saturday review, Nov. 3.

He may go


“ an excellent book.

It has been written with

Adams, H. B. Seminary libraries and University

extension. (Johns Hopkins Univ. studies.) Ammen, Rear- Admiral D. The Atlantic coast.

1883. (The navy in the civil war.) Anonymi Ravennatis' Britanniæ chorographia.

1709. Apprentices' Library, N. Y. Finding list; sub

ject catalogue. Arnold, E. Death — and afterwards. Repr. from

the Fortnightly review. "It is a powerful argument in behalf of a truth which, however strong our motives for believing it, is al. ways becoming vague and doubtful to us." - Spectator,

Feb. 15. Atkinson, W: P. The study of politics. A ubert de la Chenaye des Bois, F. A., and Badier,

Dictionnaire de la noblesse. 1863-76.

19 v. Augustinus, St., pseud. Eine Augustin fälschlich

beilegte Homilia de sacrilegiis, mit einer Ab

handl. begleitet von C: P. Caspariet. 1886. " Furnishes many curious examples of the enrly oc. currence of superstitions which we meet in the later Middle Ages, and even in modern times." - Na.

tion, Sept. 22. Aurore, L'; revue mensuelle sous la direction de

Lady Caithness. 2 v. Bailey, W: 0. Report on the Michigan forest fires

of 1881. 1882. Barron, W: Histoire de la fondation des colonies

des anciennes républiques adaptée à la dispute de la Gr. Bretagne avec ses colonies américaines; tr. (par A. M. Cerisier avec]

3 lettres, etc. 1778. Barrows, W: The Indian's side of the Indian

question. Baschet, A. Mémoire sur le recueil des dépêches

des ambassadeurs vénitiens 16e-18e siècle, etc.

(1877.] Baxter, J. P. British invasion from the north;

campaigns of Carleton and Burgoyne, 1776, 77; with Journal of Lieut. W: Digby.

(Munsell's Hist. ser.) Beecher, W: C., and others. Biography of Rev.

H: W. Beecher.
Bellamy, E. Looking backward, 2000-1887.

" Never before has the socialistic theory been carried out to its logical conclusion with so fine a perception of its possibilities, with so much attention to details, and with so little infringement upon the domain of the im.

probable.” – Lit. world, Mar. 17. Birch, W. de G. Catalogue of seals in the De.

partment of Mss. in the British Museum.

Vol. 1. " It contains descriptions of the great seals, seals for offices, and episcopal and monastic seals, and is illus. traied with twelve autotype plates of the finest speci.

Athendum, Nov. 12. Black, A. and C: New large map of Scotland,

compiled by J: Bartholomew. 1862? Bonner, Capt. J. (Map of] the town of Boston in

New England. 1722, repub. 1867. Boston, City Council. Memorial of U. S. Grant.

1885. Boston. West Church. Commemorative services

on the 50th anniv. of its present ministry, and the 150th of its foundation, Mar. 1; illust. 1887.

Boston mirror. Vol. 2. Oct. 21, 1809 – July 22,

Boston Type Foundry. Specimens. 1884.
Brassey, T:, 1st Baron. Naval annual, 1887.
Brydges, H. Uncle Sam at home.

* Mr. Brydyes is a disciple of Max O'Rell, and has applied to the United States the method which bis master has already made so popular with regard to England

and Scotland." Lil. world, Mar. 17. Buerstenbinder, E.. The spell of home; tr. by

Mrs. A. L. Wister. Burnside, Gen. A. E. Dedication of the equestrian

statue of B., July 4, with the oration of Gen.

H. Rogers, etc. Cable, G: W. Bonaventure; a prose pastoral of

Acadian Louisiana. Cerisier, A. M.. Le destin de l'Amérique; ou,

Dialogues pittoresques, etc., tr. de l'anglois.

(1784.) C[haplin), H. W. Five hundred dollars, and other

stories of New England life. Cockburn, H:, Lord Cockburn. An examination of

the trials for sedition in Scotland. 2 v. Coleman, E: Tryal of E: Coleman, gent. for con

spiring the death of the King, etc. Pt. 1.

(Collect. adaman.) Confederate war etchings, 1-29. (186-). Cony beare, J: J. Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon

poetry, ed. with add. notes by W: D. Cony

beare. 1826. Cox, Rev. G: W: Life of John William Colenso,

Bp. of Natal. 2 v. " The Boswellism' of Sir George Cox is quite par. donable so far as it consists in admiration of his hero; his attacks on others are less tolerable. Perhaps the most interesting part of the biography is that which precedes the era of polemics. Indeed the story of Cu. lenso's youth and early manhood deserves to have been told in greater detail; for it is an encouraging lesson in

self help." - St. James's budgel, Feb. 25. Cox, S: S. Diversions of a diplomat in Turkey. Currier, A. H. The life of C. L. Goodell, with

introd. by W: M. Taylor. [1887.] Curtis, G. E. Relations between northers and

magnetic disturbances at Havana. 1885. Cushing, W: Initials and pseudonyms. 2d ser. Custer, Mrs. E.. B. Tenting on the plains; or,

General Custer in Kansas and Texas. Czartoryski, Prince A. G: Memoirs and corres

pondence with Alexander 1, etc.; ed. by A.

Gielgud. 2 v. Daly, Mrs. D.D. Digging, squatting, and pioneer

ing life in S. Australia. “A pleasant and cheerful account of her doings and sufferings in the northern territory of South Australia from 1870-56. Her admirable prefatory chapter on the early history of North Australian colonization is sim.

ple and lucid." – Suturuay review, Feb. 18. Davis, A. McF. A few notes conc. the records of

Harvard College. Dawson, G: Shakespeare and other lectures ; ed.

by G, St. Clair. Deiters, H. Johannes Brahms; a biog.sketch; tr.

by R. Newmarch; ed. by J. A. F. Maitland. “ His aim has been to furnish the reader with some notion of the development of Brahm's artistic individu. ality, to trace the growth of his genius, and to analyse briefly some of his most important works. This aim be hus, on the whole, fulfilled very effectually.




brief but intelligent review of new and interesting compositions, produced since the book was written has been contributed by the translator and editor.” — Spectator,

Feb. 4. Deland, M. John Ward, preacher. Dicey, A. V. Letters on Unionist delusions. Dive, P:, and Ducére, E. La belle armurière, ou

Un siège de Bayonne au Moyen Age. 1886. Ellenberger, J.L. Course of arithmetic as taught

in the Pestalozzian school, Worksop. 1854. Ellis, J: The new Christianity, etc., pertaining to

diseases, the use of intoxicants, tobacco, etc. Elworthy, F: T: West Somerset word-book. 1886.

(Eng. Dial. Soc.) Fitzgerald, P. H. Life and times of J: Wilkes.

2 v. “ A year ago, Mr. Fitzgerald tried to discredit Sheri. dan, he now comes forward to do what he considers justice to Wilkes. As an enemy he is not to be feared, but he is a dreadful friend. We think that Wilkes will suffer from Mr. Fitzgerald's praise far more than Sheri. dan could do from Mr. Fitzgerald's censure. It is really a matter of regret that the opportunity which he has had of writing a good life of Wilkes has been neg. lected. The materials at his disposal were ample, but they required on his part much industry, an acquaintance with the history of the eighteenth century, and critical acumen to turn his knowledge to the best ac.

count." - Atheneum, Feb. 18. Franzos, K: E. For the right; (tr.] by J. Sutter. Gallaudet, E. M. Life of T: Hopkins Gallaudet,

etc. "Dr. Gallaudet is justly to be called the founder of deaf mute instruction in America. The book is more a memoir than a biography, and its merits are chiefly modesty and simplicity." Literary world,

Mar. 17. Gazier, A. Etudes sur l'histoire religieuse de la

Révolution Française, d'après des documents originaux et inédits. “M. Gazier a rendu un très grand service à notre histoire religieuse de la Révolution; il a réfuté mainte erreur accréditée par les histoirens les plus en vue; il a jeté dans le débat une masse de faits inédits, et l'on peut souhaiter que le volume annoncé sur l'Eglise du Directoire et du Consulat vienne compléter prochaine. ment cette première étude sur l'Eglise de la Consti. tuante, de la Législative et de la Convention.” – Alfred

Rambuud in Rev. pol. et lit., Sept. 3. George, E. Etchings of Venice.

** Bridges furnish favorite themes for his tool, and there are two studies of fishing boats, which are as ef. fective as they could be expected to be without colour; and it is in the boats, as he remarks, that Venetian life, mostly modernized into commonplace, still retains something of its old picturesqueness." Spectutor,

Dec. 10. Giberne, A. Miss Con; or, All those girls ; illust.

by E. Giberne. 1887. Gibson, W: H. Happy hunting grounds; illust.

1887. Goodell, A. C., Jr.

The Boston massacre; repr. from the Advertiser, June 3, (1887) Graham, A., and Ashbee, H. S. Travels in Tuni

sia, with glossary, map, bibliog., and illust.

1887. "Modestly written and beautifully illustrated this work is a notable exception to the average literature relating to Beylik. It is indeed, one of the best of modern books, comparing in many respects not unfavorably with the more ponderous treatises of Guérin, Tissot, and Playfair. The authors — an architect and an antiquary – paid three visits to Tunisia, managing in the course of their journeys to see nearly every place of

general interest. They do not, however, concern themselves much either with politics or with social life. They are archæologists, and as an archæological treatise their well written, well illustrated, well indexed, and altogether most satisfactory volume will continue

to be valued.” – Athenæum, Jan. 28. Grandisson, J: de, Bp. of Exeter. Legenda sanc

torum; the proper lessons for saints' days,

according to the use of Exeter. 1880. Great Britain. Commissioners (on) Capital Pun

ishment. Report, with the minutes of evi.

dence and appendix. 1866. Greenleaf, M. Map of the state of Maine, with

the province of New Brunswick. 1832. Grey, H: G:, Earl Grey. Ireland, the causes of its

present condition, etc. “ Lord Grey treats the Irish Question as if he lived in another century. The value and interest of his politi. cal writing is to be found in the fact that he treats contemporary politics like a wise and clear-sighted historian, not like a statesman who is confronted with the actual hard, practical problems of the world. Lord Gray's counsels are all counsels of perfection. He will not, he cannot be content with less than ideal faultless

For the best thing under the circumstances, he has not only the supremest contempt; he regards it as

no better than the worst." - Spectator, Feb. 25. Grotefend, G: F: Rudimenta linguæ Umbricæ ex

inscr. antiq. enodata. 1835-39. 8 v. Guy of Warwick, Romance of; ed. by J. Zupitza.

(Early Eng. Text Soc.) Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. Calendar of the Shake

spearean rarities, drawings, and engravings

at Hollingbury Copse. 1887. Stratford records and Shakespeare autotypes.

1887. Harte, F. B. A Phyllis of the Sierras and A drift

from Redwood Camp. “ As clever a piece of character-drawing as we have had from Bret Harte for many a year, and it is even more artistic in its handling than his stories usually

are." - Critic, Feb. 25. Hazen, H: A. Danger lines and river floods.

1884. Report on wind velocities at the Lake crib and

in Chicago. 1883. Thunder-storms of May, 1884. 1885. Variation of rainfall west of the Mississippi

river. 1883. Hector, Mrs. A.. F. A life interest. (Leisure hour

ser.) “Marjory Acland and Dick Cranston, combined with minor personages distinctively drawn, are characters sufficiently pleasing to counterbalance a certain distaste inspired by a disagreeable though ingenious plot." —

Athenæum, Feb. 25. Hinman, W. B. Corporal Si Klegg and his 'pard,'

illust. by G. Y. Coffin. 1887. Hoche, J. Causes célèbres de l'Allemagne, Holmes, 0. W. Before the curfew, and other po.


Hubbard, B. Memorials of a half century; illust.

1887. Ingleby, C. M. Essay; ed. by his son.

“ If his mind is not to be called original, it was one which reacted with great vitality on what he read. The most important article is one upon Bacon, in which the question is raised whether his method' was really of Buch scientific value as has been ascribed to it, and the discussion favors the negative view.” - Nation, Apr. 5.

“ The best and most graceful are the slightest in con.

[ocr errors]

struction. The simple memoir of Buckle recording but
a distant acquaintance is far more helpful to the literary
student than any of the elaborate articles. Mr. Ingleby
helps us to see Buckle, and form a clear idea of him in
daily life; to know his reserve, his modesty, his vigour,
bis courage, his prejudices, and his limitations. It is
not so with the essays on Coleridge. When he
writes on Bacon he dull and obscure. He had a great
aversion to Carlyle and never alludes save disparagingly
to him; while his reverence for Emerson
bounded. Most of the themes touched upon are treated
with considerable force of thought and fulness of

knowledge.” – St. James's budget, Feb. 25. Italy. Direzione Generale del Censo. Pianta to

pografica di Roma, aggionata a tutto il cor

rente. 1866. Jacquemont, S. La campagne des zouaves pontif.

en France, 1870-71. 1872. Jenkin, H: C: F. Papers literary, scientific, etc.;

ed. by S. Colvin, and J. A. Ewing, with

mem. by R. L. Stevenson. 2 v. " A biography, 'in regard to which it may be said that although Boswell is not more important ihan John. son, he is a vast deal more interesting. It may be read a first time for the sake of Fleeming Jenkin; it will be read a second time for the sake of Fleeming Jenkin's bi. ographer. Mr. Stevenson has never done a more delightful bit of literary work than this Life of the man to wbom he stood first in the position of careless pu. pil, and then of warm friend. We have here the Mr. Stevenson who has written Prince Otto,' who has written ‘Kidnapped.' But we have also another Mr. Stevenson who is capable of seeing the most prosaic facts precisely as they are' and yet of making 'wonders from the familiar start' by the help of an imagina. tion which, as Mr. Stevenson's future even more than bis past career is likely to prove, will be found at its best in the region of historical romance." - Spectutor,

Feb. 25. Johnston, R: M. Mr. Absalom Billingslea and

other Georgia folk; illust.
They are full of humor and tenderness, give evi.
dence of real knowledge and sympathy, and preserve
for the historian many amiable traits, customs, and
expressions which would have perished without recall
but for Col. Johnston's shrewd and genial eye."

Critic, May 17.
Jung, E. Henri iv., écrivain. 1855.
Kingsford, W: History of Canada. 1887.

" Mr. Kingsford deserves especial commendation for the pains which he has taken to lay before his readers in a few lines the previous history and character of each individual who appears in his pages. The broad outlines of the history of Canadian settlement are clearly laid down; the policy which governed it is plainly indi. cated, and the sequence of events is traced with due attention to their relative proportion and importance."

Saturday review, Mar. 21. Kneeland, S: Volcanoes and earthquakes. Kuyper, J. Atlas van Nederland en de overzeesche

bezittingen. 1875. Lawrence, W: Life of Amos A. Lawrence. Lindley, W., and Widney, J.P. California of the

South; illust. “ It is pleasant to find a book so satisfactory to the searcher after truth regarding California as this is. The careful manner in which the whole is written impresses the reader with the sincerity of the coinpilers, and their evident desire to be impartial gives weight to some sur

prising statements." - Nation, Mar. 15. Lindt, J. W. Picturesque New Guinea, with hist.

introd., etc. ; illust. 1887. Little, A. J: Through the Yang-tse gorges; or,

Trade and travel in Western China. “ The main reason why Mr. Little took that adren. turous voyage to Chung-king which he has so pleasantly

and instructively narrated, was to judge for himself the feasibility of establishing a line of steamers on the great river above Hankow. The volume is alive from end to end with that kind of entertainment which a keen ob. server and lively narrator can always supply. ... And over all there is an atmosphere of sunny life and freshness which makes the book readable from the first page to the last." - Spectator, Mar. 3.

" Decidedly interesting.”. Saturday review, Apr. 7. Lukis, W. C. Prehistoric stone monuments of the

British Isles : Cornwall. 1885. McAdie, A. The aurora in its rel. to meteorology,

1885. (Signal service notes.) McCosh, J. The religious aspect of evolution. Mackenzie, A. F. Chess; its poetry and prose,

etc. Mahan, A. T. The gulf and inland waters. 1883.

(The navy in the civil war.) Manchester, Mass. Public Library. Dedication

services of the Memorial Library and Grand

Army Hall, Oct. 13, 1887. Mariette, A: E. Monuments divers recueillis en

Egypte et en Nubie. 1872. Marmottan, B. Les statues de Paris ; [illust. 188-.] Marsh, G. P. Life and letters; compiled by C. C.

Marsh. Vol. 1. Martin, F. Elizabeth Gilbert; her work for the

blind. 1887. “ Miss Gilbert was the blind daughter of the Bishop of Chichester, and although her life is chiefly of inter. est from her noble and effective efforts to help the blind poor of England, her story is a very beautiful one even

so far as it affects herself only.”. Critic, Feb. 25. Mason, D: H. Short tariff history of the U. S.

Pt. 1, 1783-89. 1884. Maspero, G. C. C: Egyptian archæology; tr. by

A. B. Edwards, 1887. " For the skilled archæologist, its pages contain not only new facts, but new views and new interpretations; while to those who know little, or perhaps nothing, of the subjects under discussion, it will open a fresh and fascinating field of study. It is not enough to say that a handbook of Egyptian archæology was much needed, and that Professor Maspero has given us exactly what we required. He has done much more than this. He has given us a picturesque, vivacious, and highly orig. inal volume, as delightful as it if it were not learned, and as instructive as if it were dull." - Amelia B.

Edwards in the Preface. Mass. Supreme Judicial Court. Official report of

the trial of H: K. Goodwin for the murder of A. D. Swan, from notes of J. M. W. Yer

rington. Mather, E. Nor'ard of the Dogger.

" Gives an excellent account of the work and perils of the East Anglian fishermen. Relates from the very beginning a venture of faith which, originating with Mr. Mather's strong desire to do good to these men, has during the last year grown into a regular miesion to deep sea fishermen, with a council, sub-committees, eight mission ships, and a floating hospital.

It is no common volume to be recommended in ordinary phases. It is a book of deeply interesting tidings, illustrating a mode of life and a system of mission work compara.

tively unknown.” — Academy, Feb. 4. Mayer, C: J.

Cabinet des fées; ou, Collection choisie des contes des fées, etc. 1785-89. 41 v. Merigot,

Select collection of views and ruins in Rome and vicinity. [18—.) Merriam, H. B. What shall make us whole? or,

Thoughts in the direction of man's spiritual and physical integrity.

« AnteriorContinuar »