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what was going on, and he writes with a moderation that inspires confidence. Ilis notes give valuable in. formation about responsibility attaching to the chief actors in a disastrous drama, Prince Napoleon and the

Empress Eugénie." – Athenwum, July 7. Davis, M. E. M. In war times at La Rose Blanche. Delisle, 1.. V. Etudes sur la condition de la classe

agricole et l'etilt de l'agriculture en Norman

die au moyen age. 1851, Dillon, W: Life of John Mitchel. 2 v.

“ Well worth writing, and in spite of literary short. comings is decidedly interesting. 'It is nove the lors instructive because as the author admits,' the expediency from a political point of view, of publishing just now the life of the greatest Trish Irreconcilable of the cen. tury will probably be questioned.' ... Neither the bi. ographer generally honest championship nor his occasional misreading of facts proves that Mitchel's ca. reer was other than a failure, full of disaster to himself, and if helping more than hindering some remedial mens. ures he despised, only prejudicial to the cause he had at

heart.” – sitheneum, July 23. Dreyfous, M. Les trois Carnot.

" Un beau volume, orné de non moins belles gravurer, enrichi de reproductions de dessins, de peintures, et d'autographes. Appelez-la histoire, appelez-la épopée ou bien encore morale en action, ou bien encore conte de fées, puisque M. Dreyfous y souscrit; ce qui est cer. tain, c'est qu'elle est attachante, dramatique, et qu'il s'en dégige surtout un parfum de haute vertu." - Rru.

bleue, 19 mai. Du Camp, M. Paris beinfaisant.

“ A grave book, but not dull; on the contrary, it con. tains both interesting and instructive reading. It gives a detailed account of the vast amount of useful philiin. thropic work which is being done in Paris, by men of the most diverse creeds, and of every shade of political

opinion." - Westminster review, August. Du Castéra, J. L'empereur et Rome. 1861. Dupanloup, F. A. P., Bp. of Orléans. Lettre à M.

le vte, die La Guérounnière en réponse à sa

brochure La France, Rome et l'Italie. 1861. Dupetit-Thouars, A. A.

Mémoires et voyages ; préc. d'un précis de la guerre que la France à soutenue contre l'Angleterre, 1778–83. T.

1. 1822. Précis historique de la guerre d'Amérique,

1778-1783). 1822. Duruy, A. L'armée royale en 1789, avec introd.

biog. par G: Duruy. " Originally intended as an introduetion to a great work, for which the author was arranging the materials when he died, upon the French army of the Revolution

and the Empire." Nation, June 7. Eastlake, C: L. Notes on the principal pictures

in the Royal Gallery at Venice. “In some ways this little book will no doubt be useful to the traveller, but it must be said that it shows lit. tle token of care in the preparation, and not much intimate knowledge of the paintings it describes. In spite, however, of many shortcomings it is not without merit, and in many cases his critical remarks are very

sensible and unhackneyed." - Saturday rev., Dec. 1. Eudel, P. L'Hotel Drouot et la curiosité, 1886

87; avec une préf. par 0. Uzanne. 7e ann. Farrington, M. V. Tales of King Arthur and his

knights of the Round Table.
“ Miss Farrington gives in a brief introduction a sum.
mary of the little that is known and the much that is
guessed about the great British hero. She has done
her task well, and the illustrators have helped her to
make a volume worthy of the subject." – Spectator,

Nov. 21.
Fawcett, E. Divided lives.

Fay, E: A. Corcordance of the Divina commedia.

" Really valuable book; contains a complete list of the words used in the Divine comedy' together with much well-arranged and usually accurate information of various kinds. At last, thanks to the carefulindus. try of Dr. Fay, and to the generous interest and sup. port of the Dante Society we have a complete concor. dance to the Divine comedy.' His book - the first of its kind in centuries – is not for a day: full generations of lovers and students of Dante will place it on their shelves beside the Divina Commedia.'" - Na.

tion, Oct. 25. Ferguson, W. H. The mystery of a wheel-barrow;

or, Gaborinu Gaborooed. Ferrari, C. La Sicile et la maison de Savoie. 1860. Féval, P. H. C. Les deux femmes du roi.

Le drame de la jeunesse.
La fabrique de mariages. 1877.
Les habits noirs. Ed. orig. 2 v.

Le volontaire. 1887.
Ff., C. J. Handbook of the Italian schools in the

Dresden Gallery. “ Except that there are not enough illustrations, this is an ideal handbook. Every picture of importance in the Gallery is described very carefully, with its size and its pedigree; every artist has bis short biography, and the subjects of the pictures are further explained by the addition of the legends or myths relating to them.

The compiler has evidently consulted all the later authorities, especially Signor Morelli, of whose critical sagacity this book is a sort of monument." — - Academy,

Aug. 25. Fisher, Maj. P. Catalogue of the tombs, in the

churches of London; rev. by G. B. Morgan.

1666, repr. 1885. (Genealog. Cur.) The tombs, monuments, etc., visible in S. Paul's

cathedral and S. Faitli's beneath it previous to its destruction by fire, 1665; ed. by G, B.

Morgan. 1684, repr. 1885. Fonvielle, W. de. La croisade en Syrie. 1860. Gérard de Nerval, G. ).. La prince des sots;

(pref. de L: Ulbach). " Whether in any case Gérard could have written a sustained mediaval romance may be doubted. He cer. tainly had the knowledge; but more suitable employ. ment can be imagined for the fantastic, mysterious, in. termittent genius which flashes and fades alternately in the pictures of the Voyage en Orient,' and the sketches of the Filles du feu.' This 'Prince des sots is by no means a precious possession. In fact, it is not above the capacity of any tolerably ready literary apprentice who knew his Hugo, and his Dumas, and we have looked in vain for any touch of Gérard's hand."

Sat. rev., June 2. Gilmore, J. R. (pseud. E. Kirke). The advance

guard of Western civilization. "An interesting study of men and events in the

Southwest." Atlantic monthly, Dec. Gleichen, A. E: W., Count. With the Camel Corps

up the Nile.

“ Any account by a fairly intelligent, observant, and educated man of what he has seen and experienced during a conipaign cannot fail to be alike interesting to the general reader, and useful to the military historian. Connt Gleichen possesses far more than these rudimentary qualitications, and has the good sense to abstain froin aping the historian, or indulging in the diffuse description of the amateur traveller, "There is also a freshness, a heartiness, and a 'go' about the young au. thor which unstained by egotism, make his unpreten.

tious book decidediy atiraclive.” – Athenaeum, July 28. Green, A. K. Behind closed doors. Halte-là Garabaldi ! 1860.

Hardy, E. J. The five talents of woman; a book

for girls and women. The subjects are treated from the common sense view of much observation and reflection. They are so persuasive and full of sympathy, too, that they will win acceptance at once. li cannot be too highly recom

mended." - Academy, Dec. 15. Heaton, Mrs. M.. M. K. A concise history of

painting. New ed. rev. by C. Monkhouse. Heilprin, A. The animal life of our sea-shore;

with special reference to the New Jersey

coast and the southern shore of Long Island. Holyoake, G: S. Self-help a hundred years ago.

“ This ivteresting little work is an enlarged reprint of articles contributed to the Co-operative news,' and is founded on the volumes, now rarely met with, which were published by the Society for Bettering the Con. dition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor,'estab. lished in 1796, under the patronage of George ui, and the presidency of Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham. The society devoted itself to the publication and promotion of suggestions and schemes of all kinds coming within the scope of its comprehensive title, and in doing so curiously anticipated in many ways the development of thrift which we are in the habit of looking upon as belonging wholly to this generation.” — Atheneum,

Aug. 18. Hoole, H: The science and art of training; a hand

book for athletes. Ingram, J: H. E.. Barrett Browning. (Famou

women.) " Mr. Ingram's criticism is better than his biography, though this is not saying very much." Sat. rev., Oct.

20. Johnson, R. A short history of the war of seces

sion, 1861-65. Kipling, R. Plain tales from the hills.

" For the profitable disposal of odds and ends of time or for a cross-country journey in stopping trains on Sunday it would be hard to find better reading. Mr. Kipling knows and appreciates the English in India, and is a born story-teller, and a man of humour into the bargain. He is also singularly verratile, and equally

at bome in humour and pathos." Sat. rev., June 9. Lacordaire, J: B.H: D., l'abbé. De la liberté de

l'Italie et de l'Eglise. 1860. Lippmann, F: The art of wood engraving in Italy

in the 15th century; Eng. ed., with correc

tions and additions by the author. “ Dr. Lippmann has been the first to treat by itself all that remains to us of the work of Italian wood en. gravers of the fifteenth century in something like an exhaustive manner. For this task his position as Director of the Royal print room at Berlin has given him much advantage, especially as the collection under his charge is unusually rich in Italian woodcuts of the pe. riod, and contains several specimens which are unique.

The illustrations are numerous and well selected; many are from prints of great rarity. The text which is tolerably, but not more than tolerably, trans. lated, is clear, business like, and learned, traversing the whole ground in a systematic manner and suppying much that is interesting and sagacious in the way of

criticism and comment.” - Saturday reviewo, July 28. Lothrop, Mrs. H. M. S. (pseud. Margaret Sidney).

old Concord; her highways and byways. Lubbock, Sir J: On the senses, instincts, and in

lelligence of animals; with special reference

to insects. (Internat. sci. ser.) " Sir John Lubbock is always profound and interest. ing, and he has gathered together an array of facts and observations of the greatest and signiticancc. Contains an abundance of scientific data, the results of pro. longed and patient study and experiment." North American review, Dec.

Lunt, E: C. Present condition of economic science,

etc. (Questions of the day.) “ Mr. Lunt's sarcasms may appear not immoderate. At any rate, a little exaggeration for the sake of effect, may be pardoned to the author of this brilliant essay, perhaps the most entertaining piece of economic litera. tures after Scott's Letters by Malachi Malagrowther."

F. Y. Edgeworth in the Academy, Sept. 29. McCulloch, P. Men and measures of half a cen

tury; sketches and comments. " The reminiscences of a sturdy publicist, who not. only narrates his personal experience and describes the men whom he has known, but makes shrewd and tell. ing comments upon public affairs as he has known them, and had part in them. He shows himself a sturdy hard-headed, and opinionated inan whose opinions

are well worth consideration." - Atlantic monthly, Dec. Macky,J: A journey through England; in famil.

iar letters from a gentleman here to his friend abroad. 5th ed., with add. Vol. 1, 2.

1732, 22. 2 v. Mapleson, J. H: Memoirs, 1848-88. 2 v.

Amazing fund of humorous anecdote.” Athe.

næum, Oct. 6. Mas, S. de. L'Angleterre, la Chine, et l'Inde.

1858. Michelet, J. Mon journal, 1820-23.

" Comprises only three years, 1820-23, but the most important and interesting in Michelet's development, moral and intellectual. The limitation to three years applies only to the Journal des sentiments;' and Ma. dame Michelet has been happily inspired in adding to it

Le Journal des idées et des lecturee,' which extends from 1818-29. It is the richest repertory that can be conceived, and at the same time it is the book that best enables us to appreciate the vast erudition of the

great historian.” – Atheneum, July 7. Miller, J. Joe Miller's jests; or, The wits vade

mecum ; coll. by E. Jenkins. 1839. Montrosier, E. Salon de 1888; 100 planches en

photogravure et 4 frontispices gravés à l'eau.

forte. Morbois, Mme. A. de. Sacrifice.

" Son héroine réunit en elle toutes les vertus et elle est prête à toutes les immolations. Ce qui me charme, c'est que tout cela a pu parfaitement arriver; nous ne nous sentons pas dans le monde de la fiction. En même temps, rien de fade et un style toujours élégant et pur."

Revue bleue, 9 juin. Morris, C. The Aryan race; its origin and its

achievements. " On the whole a summary which readers who are in. terested in these peoples will find useful. We cannot well call the book an acquisition to scholars, because in his limited space Mr. Morris has not found room for in. dispensable references to authorities.” - Salurday red.,

Sept. 15. Müller, F: M. Three introd. lectures on the sci

ence of thought, at the Royal Instit., London, Mar., 1887; with an app. cont, a cor.

Thought without words” between F: M. M., and others. Mullinger, J. B. History of the University of

Cambridge. (Epochs of church history.) " Excellent down the Revolution of 1688. The latter part is not so good. Mr. Mullinger altogether fails to appreciate the greatness of Bently. Then the account of the evangelical school in the last century is inade. quate; and nothing is said of the influence of Simeon in this century, or of the widening of classical studies which Hare and Thirlwall brought about at Trinity. But till 1689 the volume is an admirable sketch." -Ain.

enæum, Oct. 27. Ober, F: A. Montezuma's gold mines.

resp. on “

Observator, The; in dialogue; by R. L'Estrange.

1684-87. 2 v. Olfers, M., von. Die Vernunftheirath und andere

Novellen. 1887. Penafiel, A. Nombres geográficos de México per

tenecientes al idioma nahuatl ; estudio jerog.

lífico. 1885. Poujoulat, J: J. F. Réponse à la brochure de M.

de La Guéronnière, La France, etc. 1861. Question d'Orient, La; un homme et une solution.

1860. Rae, W.F. Austrian health resorts and the bitter

waters of Hungary. " Consists of some interesting and brightly written articles which were published in the · Times' three years ago, and which were much appreciated at the time, especially by medical men, and their usefulness is much increased by their republication in book form, and by the additions and corrections which have been made on a second visit to many of the places referred to. The book is full of valuable hints to all sorts of

people." – Saturday rev., Aug. 28. Ragozin, A. The story of Media, Babylon, and

Persia; incl. a study of the Zend-Avesta or religion of Zoroaster, from the fall of Nineveh to the Persian War. (Story of the nations.) " Madame Ragozin is a brilliant writer, and her book shows evident signs of familiarity with her subject; but one may be pardoned for questioning if she has not had it in mind first and last to write an interesting book,

whatever befalls her facis," – Atlantic monthly, Nov. Rattos, D. Constantinople ville libre; solution

de la question d'Orient. 1860. Repplier, A. Books and men.

" Whatever the subject, superstition or criticism or sentiment or pessimism, the essay bas the saine sort of interest. There is abundance of anccdote, usually drawn from history or imaginative literature; ... and these illustrations are selected with skill and effectively

grouped.” – Nation, Oct. 11. Rodocanachi, E. Cola di Rienzo; histoire de

1342-54 ; illust. Romance of the Recusants, A; by the author of

• The life of a prig.Saint-Albin, A. D. H. de L. de. L'Europe chré.

tienne en Orient. 1860. Schauer, L. Garibaldi, Naples, et l’Angleterre.

1860. Sharp, W: Romantic ballads and poems of phan

tasy. ." This little volume, small as its compass is, contains some of the truest imaginative poetry. There are not many pieces in the book, nor are they long. It must be supposed that Mr. Sharp has written much other verse since his last published volume; but he has saved the critic and the reader the trouble of avoiding the poorer sort and the padding by omitting it. What remains bears the very hall mark of excellence. It is as though Coleridge had published the 'Ancient mariner,' and Christabel,' with · Kulba Khan,' and two or three of of his ballads in one little book." - Gi Colterell in the

Academy, June 16. Shepard, E: M.

Martin Van Buren. (American statesmen.) " A masterpiece. We are at a loss whether to admire more the forın or the substance of his work. Not many of our professed men of letters surpass him in mere literary skill – in facility of expression and in the art of Betting forth facts in an interesting way. Very few of our bistorians equal him in the power of characterizing a political era, or in the breadth of the view which he takes of our political development.” – Nation, Sept. 13.

Sparkes, J: C. A manual of artistic anatomy;

"A most excellent practical treatise. Our author is an
accomplished artist, anatomist, and teacher, and finding
as he tells us in his preface that there is no work on artis-
tic anatomy which gives with sufficient fulness what the
artist requires, has inost certainly – without either ex-
treme minuteness or, on the other hand, superficiality-
given the art student exactly the necessary details for
following out his work. The most readable, acurate,
and useful work for the English art student which bas
yet been placed before him, and it is a credit to South
Kensington teaching, and to English art literature.".

Sat. rev., May 19.
Stoddard, Mrs. E.. D. B. Two men. Rev. ed.

“ No ordinary novel. He will read it eagerly for its interest, slowly for its fulness, and he will lend it to those among his friends who have a sense for the un. common, an ear for the rare and fine melody, an eye for nature's scale of color, a soul to which nothing that is

human is foreign."' – Nation, Aug. 9. Taussig, Prof. F. W: The tariff history of the U.

S.; essays. (Questions of the day.) “A useful contribution to the chief political discus. sion of the time. It is not a connected and consecutive work, but a series of essays, all of which have been published in some form before. The author expresses hiiniself plainly, and shows a thorough acquaintance with his subject in its theoretical as well as its historical aspects. He is a free trader, and of course treats his theme from that point of view; but he writes with

impartiality and judicial temper." – Critic, Aug. 25. Trotter, A.M. Bledisloe.

“ A very readable and a very pleasant book.”

Academy, Sept. 1. Veuillot, L: F. Le pape et la diplomatie. 1861.

Waterloo. 1861. Vogel, H. The chemistry of light and photogra

phy in their application to art, science, and

industry. 5th ed. (Int. sci. ser.) Wagner, W: R:, and Listz, F. Correspondence;

tr. with a pref. by F. Hueffer. 2 v. Contents. Vol. 1. 1811-53. 2. 1854–61.

"Both were independent thinkers, and both possessed the power of ppropriate and forcible expression. United for many years by ties of the closest friendship, each poured out to the other without reserve his inmost thoughts and feelings. The publication of their corre. spondence during a period of iwenty years must, there. fore, be of exceptional importance and interest. Liszt's nobility of disposition and his unbounded liber. ality have long been matters of common repute; but his conduct towards Wagner will raise him, if possible higher than before in general estimation. on the other hand, presents himself to us in his corre. spondence in an extremely unamiable light.

It is with a feeling of absolute relief that one turns from Wagner the man to Wagner the musician. From this point of view the correspondence is of the greatest in. terest and value. Some of the longer letters to Liszt are nothing less than short essays on artistic questions; and in them will be found the germs of his most impor.

tant writings.” - Athenaeum, July 21. Welschinger, H: . Le duc d'Enghien, 1772-1804.

6. Le due d'Enghien n'était guère connu jusqu'ici que par son enlèvement et son exécution dans les fossés de Vincennes, le 21 mars 180+; M. Henri Welschinger nous domme aujourd'hui une complète étude sur cette exist. ence si dramatiquement romanesque. Grâce aux docu. mens inédits qu'il : compulsés, l'auteur fait ressortir en pleine lumière bien des épisodes restés encore obscurs ou mystérieux, les premières années du prince, ses voyages et sa correspondance, son mariage secret, la mission légendaire de Réal à Vincennes, la complicité

de Talleyrand.” - Reo. d. D. Mondes, 1 juil. Year-book of the Unitarian congregational

churches, 1884-87. 4. v.


Adams, H. B. The study of history in American

colleges and universities. 1887. Audebrand, P. Alexandre Dumas à la Maison

d'Or. " One of the best contributions to the literature of the subject which have appeared. M.Audebrand, whose feel. ing for Dumas is everything that could be desired, writes with ease, vivacity, and point; he has a great deal to say that is worth hearing; he deals with a certain passage in the master's life which, so far as we know, has not before been fully illustrated; and in descanting on the sun he tells of a crowd of minor lights, from Gérard de Nerval and Roger de Beauvoir to swindlers like Max de Goritz and Bohemians of the type of the lamented Pri. vat d'Anglemont. He was, in brief, a contributor to • Le Mousquetaire,' the journal founded by Dumas on

his return from exile in 1853.” -- Sat. rev., May 5. Ballou, M. M. Due west; or, Round the world in

ten months, 6th ed. Illust. Bamford, A. J. Turbans and tails; or, Sketches

in the unromantic East. " A pleasantly written record of travel from Bengal to Peking, in which man and manners are the study of

the genial voyager." – Sat. rev., May 19. Bell, A. G. Facts and opinions relating to the deaf

from America. Black, W: G: Heligoland, and the islands of the

North Sea. Bournon, F. Paris; histoire, monuments, admin

istration. “ A young folks' history of the capital of France to be warmly recommended to all parents who are likely to take their children to the banks of the Seine. Here are

13 maps and 150 woodcuts." - Nation, June 21. Brunn, H: Denkmäler griechischer und römi

scher. Sculptur; hrsg. von F: Bruckmann. “ The name of Professor Brund stands deservedly high for exhaustive researches in the records of ancient art and artists. ... He sets forth with much truth the need for fresh assistance for the student of ancient sculp. ture now that numerous and constantly accruing recov. eries of iinportaut remains are modifying julgınents as to the essential characteristics as well as history. The requirements of comparative study can only be met by graphic reproductions of the original monuments."

- Atheneum, Aug. 11. Buckle, J. G. Theatre construction and mainte

nance; incl. the regulations by the Metrop. Board of Works, etc., with rules based upon the metropolitan, provincial, American, and

continental theatre regulations. " For perhaps the first time we have a practical man sitting down with the avowed object of showing not merely how a theatre is built, but how it ought to be constructed in order that the audience may see, hear, and enjoy that immunity from disaster, arising from fire or panic, which has hitherto been denied them. Al. though Mr. Buckle's volume is necessarily overlaid with technicalities, the details are so clearly and con. cisely grouped as to exercise a kind of fascination over those readers who take an interest in the stage. If the ordinary playgoer could be brought to read only those pages which treat of the necessity for construct. ing theatres on an entirely different plan to that which has hitherto been adopted, an agitation against the oft condemned death-traps and fire-traps would arise, with the result that the Legislature would be compelled to interfere, and to supervise theatres with a strictness now only conspicuous by its absence." Saturday

rev., Apr. 28. Caro, E. M.. Mélanges et portraits. 2 v.

" A collection of essays published in the reviews dur. ing his lifetime. The first voluine is devoted to philo. sophical subjects. ... He brings his vivid faith and his intense optimism into focus on all these questions; but we feel that he is writing these essays as a diver:

sion, in the interludes of the serious work of his life, and that into them all the most important results of his researches insert themselves. It is this which makes them agreeable rather than instructive reading. Caro does not argue, he chats. He has a way of exciting our attention, but he does nothing to satisfy it. The Becond volume The' portraits 'strikes us as by far the more interesting. We see in them much more the author whom he criticises than the critic who writes."

- Charles Sayle in the Academy, Oct. 13. Case of Emperor Frederick 111., full official reports

by the German physicians and by Sir Morell Mackenzie; the German reports tr. by H:

Schweig. Champeaux, A. de. Les monuments de Paris ;

(illust.) Church, Rev. A.J: Three Greek children; a story

of home in old time. Dana, K. F. Our Phil; and other stories. Daudet, A. L'immortel.

" M. Daudet attacks the French Academy with the most thorough-going completeness, and manages to do so without such libels on real people as disgraced his • Nabab.' llis new work is brilliant in execution

and fiultless in style." – Atheneum, July 21. Delaborde, H:, le vote. Marc-Antoine Raimondi;

étude hist. et critique; illust. (Bibl. internat.

de l'art.) “ Few, if any, of the recent publications ranking mid. way between the costly magnificance of copper or steel engraving of the old kind, and the merely cheap and popular handbook have been more interesting and welcome than Delaborde's Marcantonio.' The rich illustrations of this handsome volume exhibit in very large variety the masterly style of the great Bolognese. The author has divided his book into two parts, a short biography for the life of Marcantonio is but little

known -- and an exhaustive catalogue.” Dibdin, J. C. Annals of the Edinburgh stage with

an account of the rise and progress of dra

matic writing in Scotland. " In the main an accurate and trustworthy record. The style is neither very clear nor over accurate, but the matter is good, and the book has genuine value."

Athenaeum, Oct. 13. Dumont, A., and Chaplain, J. Les céramiques de

la Grèce propre. Vol 1. “ It certainly does credit to French scholarship that the two most recent treatises on Greek ceramics, the only two, indeed, which embody the recent results of archae. ological research, together with the plentiful harvest yielded by excavations during the last ten or fifteen years, should have been published almost simultane. ously in Paris, bearing the names of two former pupils of the French School of Archæology in Athens, MM. A. Dumont, and 0. Rayet. Rayet's Histoire de la céramique grecque,' a severe and scientitic study of Greek ceramics down to the fifth century B.C., is more particularly interested in the description of Greek ce. ramic art during the brilliant phase of its career, from the time of the Persian wars to the death of Alexender the Great. The study of Greek ceramics is no longer what it was in the days of Gerhard and Panofka. Not only have the materials immensely increased; not only have quite new series, such as those of Hissarlik and Thera, been added to the stock of primitive Grecian ware, but the method itself of ceramical study has un. dergone a very complete change. Vases have ceased to be, at least exclusively, mythological or artistic docu. ments; they have been drawn into the wide sphere of historical research, and made to serve as tests not only for the history of ancient art, but for the history of civ. ilization, commerce, and industry. M. Dumont's vol. ume is a very tit demonstration of the important results which may be realized by this new method. M. Pottier has added to this valuable work a very complete index, and, last but not least, several pages of ad

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denda. brimful of bibliographical references, including a brief mention of all the books, magazine articles, and discoveries relating to archaic Greek pottery up to the

middle of the current year." Nution, Sept. 27. Elizabeth, Queen of Roumania. A heart regained ;

a novel; tr. by Mrs. M.. A. Mitchell. Eudel, P. Le truquage; les contrefaçons dévoilées.

1887. Ewart, J. C. The preservation of fish. 1887. Field, H: M. Old Spain and new Spain.

" A somewhat unusual compound of tourist travel, history, and sermonizing. In spite of all his sound common sense, Mr. Field is lacking in the knowledge which alone can make a conparison of old and new

Spain fruitful of results.” — Academy, Nov. 21. Fitzgerald, P. H. Chronicles of Bow Street Po

lice-Office; with an account of the magistrates, runners, and police, aud a selection of

the most interesting cases ; illust. 2 v. " Carefully compiled from the records and the press.

Mr. Fitzgerald's chapters on the runners,' the po. lice system, office eccentricities, and cognate subjects, though they by no means form the most important sec. tions of his work, are by far the most pleasant reading."

- Sul, rev., Oct. 20. Franklin, A. La vie privée d'autrefois. La me

sure du temps. La cuisine. 2 v. Galton, A. English prose, from Maundeville to

Thackeray. (Camelot ser.)
Gilmore, P. Days and nights by the desert.

" Captain Gilmore's field of operations was a tract of land north-west of the Orange River in South Africa, known as the Kalibari or Kaligarri Desert. He de scribes scenery with graphic fidelity; and, like all firstclass sportsmen, has studied natural history. His volume is fertile in hints and instructions to all sports

The work is adorned with some excellent il. lustrations of the various wild animals of South Africa."

Sut. rev., July 21. Giry, A.

Etude sur les origines de la Commune de Saint-Quentin. 1887. “ An admirable monograph, throwing much light upon the general developmeni of the mediæval French municipality. The difficult problem of the origin of the town jurisdiction, le tribunal des écheving,' is treated with much fulness and ability (pp. 31-67]. Since the death of Thierry, no one has made more valu. able contributions to the literature of French municipal history than Professor Giry. He has not Thierry's brilliance of style, but he excels the latter in accuracy

of detail." - Nation, June 7. Gosse, W:

Life of W: Congreve. (Great writers.) “ An admirable and most interesting biography of a man of letters who is of particular interest to other men of letters.

In the art we practise he was by consent of all good critics, supreme. He was a clas. sic to his contemporaries, and so he has continued to be held by all who are capable of judging, from Voltaire to Lamb, Hazlitt, Macaulay, and George Meredith."

Osuuld Crawfurd in the Academy, Aug. 25. Grain, R: C. Corney Grain : by himself.

" Amusing book of diverting anecdotes and confes. cions. ... The good stories so well told are not only numerous, but occur in a real autobiographical narrative, and spring naturally from the incidents and move. ments of a changeful life. We dont want any one by Mr. Corney Grain except himself. He sutlices, and more than suflices, on the platform, before the piano, both by his own engaging individuality, and as the most noteworthy successor to the accomplished and never-tobe forgotten Mr. John Parry. The title of this chatty book of recollections suggests a metaphysical mystery, and very humourously does the writer set forth ihe nila vantages of his literary method. He is both interviewer

and interviewed. The dual part is enacted with a grace. ful forbearance on both sides that would disarm the most inveterate dislike of the loathly practice of interviewing."

." - Sat. rév., July 21. Grasilier, L. Causes célèbres de l'Angleterre. Vol.

1. Gudin, P. P., de la Brenellerie. Histoire de Beau

marchais; mémoires inédits pub. sur les mss.

originaux par M. Tourneux. Hale, P. M. In the coal and iron counties of North

Carolina. 1883. Halliday, A. Comical fellows; or, The history

and mystery of the pantomime. 1863. Hariot, T: A briefe and true report of the new

found land of Virginia, of the commodities and of the nature and manners of the naturall inhabitants; a reprod. of the ed. printed

at Frankfort, 1590; ed. by W. H. Rylands. Hervey, T: K. The book of Christmas; descrip

tive of customs, ceremonies, etc., of the

Christmas season. Heywood, T: T: Heywood; ed. by A. W. Verity;

with an introd. by J. A. Symonds. Unex

purgated ed. (Mermaid ser.) Howley, Rev. M. F. Ecclesiastical history of New

foundland. " Besides the history of the Catholic church in Newfoundland, this book contains a consider ible portion of the political history of that island. The book is not made out of other books, but is the result of many years' study and research among original sources of in.

formation." Nation, Oct. 18. Hyde de Neuville, J: G., baron. Mémoires et sou

venirs ; la revolution, le consulat, l'empire. Ibsen, H: The pillars of society and other plays;

ed. with introd., by H. Ellis. (Camelot ser.) “ Works of art with a purpose deeper than to amuse. The man, who, going to ihe theatre for entertainment, should tind himself present at a performance of 'Ghosts,' would not feel that he had thrown his evening away, perhaps, but he would realize very clearly that he had

not got what he had gone for." - Critic, Nov. 3. Johnson, C: P. The early writings of W: Make

peace Thackeray. “ The most interesting and valuable part of this vol. ume is its illustrations. As regards the bulk of tbe volume it is incontestable that the compiler has gone very far to bring back very little. It is but poor praise to say that it is not among the worst of its class - a class which in this age has monopolized the bad eminence allotted by A buthnot to Curll — of adding a new

terror to death. Saturday rec., Sept. 22. Kelton, Capt. D. H. Indian names of places near

the Great Lakes. Vol. 1. Kilby, W:H: Eastport and Passamaquoddy; a

collection of historical and biog. sketches;

with notes and add. Kirk, Mrs. E. O. (pseud. H: Hayes). Better times;

stories. Kirkland, J. The McVeys; an episode.

" Shows not only strength, but a very appreciable amount of art as well. The life he describes and the people he studies are all real to him, and he makes them real to bis readers." Zury; the meanest man in Spring County.

" The best lesson • Zury' teaches, and one for which we are willing to forget all bis faults, is the lesson bow, out of very hard and raw materials, the foundations of

prosperity are laid.” — Unitarian rep., Nov. Latimer, S. F. The English in Canary Isles; a

journal in Teneriffe and Gran Canaria.


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