Imágenes de páginas

Holmes, G: K. The book of Berkshire; its hills

and homes. Howells, W: 1. The shadow of a drean ; a story.

“ A decidedly clever piece of work. The book is too much like one of those elaborate pieces of 'fancy work' which are not fit for use, and yet serve no artistic pur. pose." - Atheneum, June 28.

“ Remarkably subtle and clever." — Academy, July

12. James, H: The tragic muse. 2 v.

" Those who know Mr. James's writing well are prin. cipally struck by the sense of flatness and absence of relief, and the undeniable cleverness of what is, how. ever, itfter all, much more like studio work than work that is the result of direct contact with nature."

Atheneum, July 26. Janvier, T: A. The Aztec Treasure-house; a ro

mance of contemporaneous antiquity.

The Mexican guide. Jevons, W: S. Pure logic; and other minor works;

ed. by R. Adamson, and H. A. Jevons; with a preface by R. Adamson. “ Though called minor, these are scientifically Jevons' most important writings. As when they first appeared they impress 118 by their clenrness of thought, but not

with any great power.” – Nation, July 3. Justinianus I, F. A., Emp. of Rome. Juris civilis

promptuarium ad usum praelectionum re

cens. E: Laboulaye. 1847. Keats, J: Poetry and prose; fresh verses and new

rendings, essays, and letters lately found, and passages formerly suppressed; ed. by H. B. Forman; suppl. to the Library ed. of

Keats's work. "The chief point of interest brought out by this new matter is the decided dislike with which Keats, commencing at a date long prior to his death in 1821, viewed Leigh Hunt. This highly interesting volume is ed. ited with all Mr. Forman's scrupulous care and exact

A true literary service excellently performed.” - Athenaum, June 21. Lankester, E. R. The advancement of science;

occasional essays and addresses. These essays and lectures collectively illustrate with the author's usual clearness and vigour of state. ment the present outlook and practical tendencies of

science." Sat. rev., July 19. Larsen, A. Dictionary of the Dano-Norwegian

and English languages. 1888. Lavedan, H: Inconsolables. Lilly, W: S. On right and wrong.

"Throughout the volume 'right' meang what Mr. Lilly likes, and 'wrong what he dislikes. There is, indeed, a great show of clear philosophical thinking, but it is merely a show. Amid the arbitrary assumptions, the reckless misstatements, the platitudes, the irrelevancies, the inconsistencies, the shrieks and gasps of rhetorical rage, that form the staple of these essays, it is difficult to trace any definite line of attack or defence.” - Alfred

W. Benn in the Academy, July 12. Little, Rev. H: W: H: M. Stanley; his life, trav

els, and explorations. Locke, Mrs. M. In far Dakota.

" Though put forth as one of a series of small books for settlers in the colonies and America, is really a short story, and one of a decidedly dramatic type. Brightly written, and interesting throughout." - Sat.

rev., May 10. Lynch, J. Egyptian sketches.

" Premising that these Egyptian sketches can sustain no claims to originality or profundity, we are glad to be able to add that they are sensible, brightly written, and occasionally entertaining." — Athenaum, June 7.

Marmottan, P. Notice historique et critique sur

les peintres Louis et François Watteau. “ Ce sont de trés petits peintres, surtout Louis; l'auteur des grands tableaux d'Avernes, mais ce sont des anecdotiers charmants et singulièrement féconds, et qui au point de vue de l'histoire des meurs et des cos. tumes de la fin du 18e siècle méritent d'être étudiés. C'est ce que fait M. Marmoitan. Grâce aux recherches qu'il a entreprises et qu'il vient de reunir dans une élé. gant plaquette, nous connaissons maintenant ces aima

bles artistes." — Gaz. des beaux arts, fév. Marshall, E. Under Salisbury spire in the days

of George Herbert; the recollections of Magdalene Wydville. “ Moderately improving reading for the girls of ordi. nary uuliterary temperament, to whom it is addressed."

- Sat. rev., Jan. 18. Martineau, J. The seat of authority in religion.

“ The present volume, though it forms a natural com. pletion to the series of the author's works, uppeals rather io that class of readers to whom his previous and more technical discussions would be unintelligible or distaste. ful, but who nevertheless, through the mere fact of breathing the atmosphere of the present day, are vaguely conscious that a transformation is being wrought in the sphere of religion, and would gladly avail themselves of any sure means, if such can be found, of estimating its extent and direction. It is impossible within the limits of a short review to do justice to a work like the present-- to its varied learning and its high enthusiasm for the cause of spiritual religion.". Atheneum, May

17. Maxwell, Mrs. M.. E.. B. The day will come; a

novel. 3 v. "The novel is so fascinating that it demands to be fin. ished when once it bas been begun." - Academy, Oct.

23. Moorehead, W.K. Fort Ancient; the great pre

historic earth work of Warren County, Ohio; with an account of its mounds and graves, a topographical map, and surveying notes in

full. “ It has been repeatedly described by American archæologists, including Atwater, Squire and Davis, Sheppard, Locke, and other well-known writers. A thorough and minute survey and exploration has been in a large measure supplied by Mr. Moorehead of the Smithsonian Institute, whose volume on the subjeot presents us with by far the best description of this re. markable relic of our vanished predecessors that has

yet been published." – Critie, Apr. 5. Mündler, 0. Essai d'une analyse critique de la

Notice des tableaux italiens du Musée National du Louvre; accompagné d'observations, etc., relatifs à ces mêmes tableaux,

1850. “In many respects a model of art criticism." - Giọ.

vanni Morelli. Muir, A. Tumbledown Farm ; a novel. 2 v.

“ A really bright and enjoyable story, with that freshness of maiter and handling which is one of the rarest of qualities in the novel of the period.

It is good all through; it has passion, pathos, humour, literary skill, and interest which never dags."- Spectator, Sepi.

28. Myers, E. Lord Althorp.

" A volume which is unfortunately marred by the in. trusion into it of the asperities of the politics of the the present day.

The excision from the work of some ten or twenty pages would make it an excellent re. cord of the career of a statesman less known than he deserves to be, although remembered by his party with

respect." — Athenæum, May 10. Nicolson, J., and Burn, R: History and antiq. of

Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777. 2 v.

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Nisard, C. Le poète Fortunat.

"Ce livre qui fut le dernier travail de M. Charles Ni. Bard contient en tête une biographie charmante de ce

savant." Panton, J. E. Homes of taste; economical hints.

“ All the chapters abound with good sense, and use. ful hints. But we see nothing about a study or library. Perhaps Mrs. Panton thinks these lie outside the wo. man's province; but as they will meddle with them, why not some judicious advice, even if it did not go beyond

the simple. Leave them alone '?" – - Spectutor, July 5. Paris. Institut. Acad, des Sciences Morales et Poli

tiques, Séances et traveau. Table alphabétique et bibliographique des matières et des auteurs dans les volumes 1-130, du compte

rendu; par H: Vergé, et P. de Boutarel. Patmore, C. K. D. The unknown Eros.

“Mr. Coventry Patmore has added so much to this edition of his pocins, that it may be regarded as practi. cally new. His early poems were distinguishable by soft surprises, and what defect they had was a too great sweetness, • The unknown Eros' is very differ. ent. Its metre is irregular, but Mr. Palmore does not say too much for its vividness of effect, nor, indeed, for its exceeding grace and dignity.' Ind it is especially well suited to most of his themes. A remarkable volume of poems, a volume in which we believe that the truest critics will find Mr. Patmore's noblest verse."

- Spectator, Apr. 12. Paton, J. Scottish national memorials; a record

of the historical and archæological collec

tion in the Bishop's Castle, Glasgow, 1888. “ It shows us modern Scotch archæology, typogra. phy, and illustration at their very best, consisting of a series of elaborate and yet not dry-as-dust-ish disquisitions by the leading Scotch antiquarians of the day on the subjects with which they are specinlly familiar. This collection was admittedly the largest, the most important, and the most truly illustrative of Scotch life, history, and literature - so far as these can be reflected in relics that has ever been made." - Spectator, May

31. Philadelphia. Board of Education. Catalogue of

thie pedagogical library and books of reference in the office of the superintendent of

public schools; by J. MacAlister. 1887. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Assoc.

History and proceedings, 1870-79. Vol. 1. Redgrave, R: and S:

A century of painters of the English school. 2d ed., abr. and contin. Riffard, L. Contes et apologues ; illust. par F:

Régamey, 1886. Sadi, Musli uddin. Gulistan ; or, Flower-garden;

tr, with an essay, by J: Ross, and a note upon

the translator by C: Sayle. “ Independent of the merits of Ross's rendering, which are not likely to become obsolete through the la. bours of others, the essay on the Persian poet is an ad.

mirable piece of work." – Sat. rev., A pr. 26. Schumacher, G. Northern Ajlûm; within the

Decapolis.” (Palestine Explor. Fund.) "* Small as it is, this volume is one of the most valu. able issued by the Palestine Exploration Fund. Mr. Schumacher is a careful explorer, and a good surveyor, whose thorough knowledge of Arabic, and acquain. tance with the manners of the natives of Palestine give him exceptional advantages for acquiring information. His memoir contains an exhaustive account of the an. cient Decapolis of Peraea as well as of the numerous Greek and Roman remains that still exist in it."- Acad.

emy, June 28. Shakespeare, W: Sonnets; ed. by E. Dowden.


Smith, F. H. Through Abyssinia ; an envoy's

ride to the King of Zion. “ Account of the journey of the author when sent to carry a sword of honor to the King from Queen Victo. ria, and to restore good relations, which had been somewhat broken by handing over Massowah to Italy. The bulk of the book is a mere route journal." - Spec

tator, July 5. Stapfer, P. Variétés morales et littéraires. 1881, Steinau, H. Jedem das Seine. 2 v. Sweetser, M. F. Chisholm's Mount-Desert guide

book. [1888.)
Here and there in New England and Canada;

All along shore. 1889.
Here and there in New England and Canada;

Among the mountains.
Here and there in New England and Canada ;

Lakes and streams. 1889.
New England; handbook for travellers. 12th

ed., rev. and augm.
The White Mountains; a handbook for trav.

ellers. 10th ed., enl. Tasma, (pseud. of alme. Couvreur). A Sydney

sovereign ; and other tales. “ Five tales. All good, the first and the last (Monsieur Caloche'] particularly 80. I remember having read • Monsieur Caloche' somewhere, but reperusal has not made that pathetic story lose any of its charm."

Academy, Mar. 23. Tavernier, A., and Alexandre, A. Le Guignol

des Champs-Elysées; préface de J. Claretie. “ The French Punch-and-Judy show is not confined to one monotonous drama; it has a varied repertory. The plays in the present volume are a little literary, and less pantomimic ihan those actually acted in the best of the 'guiguols' in the Champs-Elysees." - Nation, Mar.

20. Thornton, Li Opposites; essays on the unpopular

sidies of popular questions. “ Lewis Thornton is far above the level of the plain man who has his doubts about oflicial science in high places, and publishes a common sense quadrature of the circle. On the contrary, he has been a hard and discursive reader, and he in undoubtedly a smart wri. ter. And after all, it is possible that the exertions of the plain man prevent the growth of a kind of official dogmatism of specialists, which would be as injurious to the interests of true science as the most orthodox ec.

clesiastical tyranny." Alhonæum, July 19. Wallace, E. R. Descriptive guide to the Adiron

dacks, Saratoga Springs, [etc.). 1889. Warner, F. Course of lectures on the growth and

means of training the mental faculty; de

livered in the University of Cambridge. " This small book of only two hundred pages is, in its modest way, both remarkable and welcome. The examination of a few pages will come as a pleas. ant surprise, and the whole treatise will be read by

practical teachers with protit." - Academy, July 19. Wiethase, H: Der Dom zu Cöln; hrsg. mit his

torisch-beschreibenden Text nach den pho

tographischen Aufnamen von A. Schmitz. Wiggin, K. D. The Birds' Christmas Carol. Wilson, Mrs. J. G. Themes and variations.

" There are distinct prettinesses in Mrs. Wilson's book, a certain faint charm, a certain amount of poetic sensibility, and there are some pleasant descriptions of

New Zealand scenery.". Athenæum, Mar. 8. Wrangham, F. The British Plutarch; lives of

the divines, patriots, etc., of Great Britain and Ireland, 1509-1816. 1816. 6 y.

Bax, E. B. The story of the French Revolution.

“ Allowing that he writes for the young Social Dem. ocrat and the ignorant Secularist, Mr. Bax offers read. ings of history that may prove too sickening for some

among bis audience." - Sat. rev., July 19. Bertin, E. La société du Consulat et de l'Empire.

" Un mélange singulier de vigueur et de grâce, une élégance, une mélancolie, une intelligence de l'amour qui est du romancier plutôt que du critique, un charme

indicible." Revue bleue, 15 mar. Begant, W. Armorel of Lyonesse; a romance of

to-day. “ Armorel in the Archipelago of Scilly, with her un. conventional family and her unconventional surround. ings, is as breezy and as full of sunshine as Mr. Besant with all his great skill can make her." - Harper's

monthly, August. Biré, E. Paris pendant la Terreur.

“ Dans ce récit soigneusement documenté, l'auteur, avec un merveilleux souci de scrupuleuse exactitude, fait tour à tour passer sous nos yeux le club des Jaco. bius, le Tribunal révolutionnaire, les séances de la Con. vention, ainsi que le public et les mœurs des cafés, des

restaurants, et des théâtres."- Le livre, mars. Björkman, C. G. Swensk engelsk ordbok. Britton, W. The civil war on the border; a nar

rative of operations in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and the Indian Territory, 1861

62; based upon official reports. Bromley, G: W. and W. S. Atlas of the city of

Boston; city proper, and Roxbury. Butler, E: A consideration of gentle ways, and

other essays. " Brief, light, and at times bright.” – Sat. rev., Apr.

12. Chaffanjon, J. L'Orénoque et le Caura; relation

de voyages exécutés, 1886, 87. Churchill, S.J., Duchess of Marlborough, Opin.

ions; pub. from original mss.; (ed. by Lord

Hailes.] 1788. Contades, G., comte de. Le comte d'Orsay; phy

siologie d’un roi de la mode. “ Cette biographie du roi des 'Lions,' le successeur et l'émule victorieux du beau Brummel, est un fort pi. quant chapitre de la petite' histoire de ce siècle.” – Le

livre, mars. Damrell, C: L., and Upham, H: M. Map of Bos.

ton and the country adjacent. Darmesteter, J. Chants populaires des Afghans.

1888-90. “ Cet ouvrage est le plus considérable, le plus digne d'attention à tous égards, de ceux que M. J. Darmesteter a rapportés de sa fructueuse mission dans l'Inde et l'Afghanistan britannique. Le littérateur, l'his. torien, l'ethnographe, le folk-loriste savent ce qu'ils y trouveront de renseignements précieux et inédits ou d'exquises perles de poésie populaire; qu'il me soit donc permis - et pour cause -- de restreindre mon ho. rizon et de me borner à mettre en lumière les données nouvelles, précises et sûres dont les travaux de M. J.D. ont enrichi la linguistique indo-européenne." Revue

critique, 31 mars. Davidson, J: Perfervid; the career of Ninian

Jamieson. " For those who can enjoy the absolutely grotesque, a prose extravaganza somewhat in the Gilbertian style, the career of Ninian Jamieson will provide a good deal

of amusement.” – Atheneum, July 12. Denis, N: Carte de L'Acadie, et des pays compris

entre la riuière Pentagouet, le Cap Breton

et la grande riuière à Saint Laurens, 1672. Note. Deux planches contenant les figures des choses qui concernent la pêche à la morue.

Deschanel, P. Figures littéraires.

"Je signalerai, comme les plus importants, dans les • Figures littéraires,' les deux articles où M. Paul Deschanel a tracé le portrait intellectuel de Renan et de Paul Bouget." - Revue bleue, 15 mars. Orateurs et hommes d'Etat.

“ Dans les. Orateurs et hommes d'Etat,' l'étude sur Frédéric ii et Bismarck, écrite à propos des récents ouvrages de M. le duc de Broglie, montre un grand sens critique, un patriotisme indépendant et réfléchi, et cette intelligence de l'Europe politique avant 1789, sans la. quelle il est impossible de comprendre l'Europe actuelle. Se venger sur Frédéric ii, homme d'Etat et homme de guerre, des défaites que nous ont infligées la tactique de M. de Moltke et la diplomatie de M. de Bismarck n'était pas le meilleur moyen d'apprendre à vaincre la Prusse. M. Paul Deschanel l'a senti; il l'a respectuese. ment, mais fermement rappelé à son illustre devancier. En restituant la figure du grand Frédéric, il a rendu un service à la vérité historique et peut-être à la dignité

française.” – Rev. bleue, 15 mars. Dobson, G: Russia's railway advance into Cen

tral Asia; notes of a journey from St. Pe

tersburg to Samarkand. “ Mr. Dobson is of opinion that prejudice and con. fusion of ideas about Russia are due in very great measure to purely political treatment,' and he has ac. cordingly aimed at writing 'an impartial book of general character,' which shall supersede Mr. Eugene Schuyler's • Turkestan.' He has rewritten and emended his letters on the Central Asian Railway published by the Times' in 1888, and has added several new chapters on later events — the result being a volume which, if it does not quite realise the author's ideal, is a useful and timely addition to our knowledge of the subject." — Academy,

July 5. Drummond, H: The greatest thing in the world.

". The greatest thing in the world ’is Love. This is the truth which Henry Drummond stated, illustrated, and enforced in his own terse, graphic, and straightfor. ward way, in an address to a large body of students at Northfield, Mass.; and the original stenographer's re. port now published, has had an immense circulation in English already, and has found its way into several tongues. You may rend the little book in half an hour, but it contains a lesson for a lifetime." - Andover

review, July. Duquet, A. Froeschwiller, Châlons, Sedan. 1882. Guerre de 1870-71: Les derniers jours de

l'armée du Rhin. 1888.
Guerre de 1870-71: Les grandes batailles de

Metz. 1888.
Guerre de 1870-71 : Paris, le 4 sept., et Châtil-

lon, 2-19 sept.
“ M. Duquet n'avance rien qui ne soit appuyé par
des notes nombreuses, et en le lisant, on peut à tout in.
stant vérifier les sources, contrôler les dires et les ap.
préciations de l'auteur: méthode excellente et fort pré-
cieuse pour tous ceux qui ne se contentent pas d'affirma.
tionis et qui veulent des preuves, des faits certains.
Son volume est l'ouvre d'un érudit très consciencieux,
très au courant, qui veut appliquer à l'histoire militaire
contemporaine le méthode de M. M. Aubry et Rau dans
leur · Droit civil français' et joint à une immense lecture
et à un habile arrangement de ses matériaux une fran.
chise rareavec laquelle il ne craint pas de crier toutes

les vérités.'” - A. Chuquet in Revue critique, 31 mars. Enault, L: Paris-Salon, 1890, par les procédés

phototypiques de E. Bernard et Cie. Paris-Salon, Champ de Mars, 1890; par les

procédés phototypiques de E. Bernard et Cie. Ewald, A. C: Paper and parchment; historical

sketches. " Most of them deal in a superficial way with various works of historical interest, and while there are few points on which the author has gone astray, he has scarcely put anything of his own into his articles that is worth reading." Sat. rev., Aug. 2.


Facts and documents rel. to the state of the con

troversy between America and Great Britain ; by a friend of truth and honorable peace.

1813. Feydeau, E. A. Catherine d'Overmeire; étude;

1888. Firth, J.C. Nation making; a story of New Zea

land ; savagism v.civilisation. * An exceptionally interesting volume. Ito author possessed singular opportunities of studying the char. acter of the Maories and obtaining a clear knowledge of the native question, for during thirty-five years he was in constant intercourse with them. The work is full of pathos and humour. The descriptions of native life, and of adventures by flood and field are written with vigour and effect. The anecdotes and stories Mr. Firth tells are the best part of his book.” — Atheneum,

Aug. 2. Frothingham, O. B. Boston Unitarianism, 1820

50; a study of the life and work of Nathaniel

Langdon Frothingham. Furniss, H. Royal Academy antics.

Of course many of the reforms mentioned in this pamphlet as desirable are wished for by all lovers of art, and have been constantly urged upon ihe Academy by others and ourselves. Much had been done before Mr. Furniss began throwing mud at those who desire to do right as seriously as he can, and yet refuse to pursue it by the methods of 'Royal Academy antics.'” – Athe. næum,

June 21. Fustel de Coulanges, N. D. Histoire des insti.

tutions politiques de l'ancienne France. [Vol. 2:] L'alleu et le domaine rural pendant

l'époque mérovingienne. Gerard, D. Lady Baby; a novel. “ Miss Gerard writes well and gracefully.

Lady Baby is interesting enough as a heroine, and her people and surroundings are well and skilfully drawn. The book is singularly pleasant, and to a certain extent life. like."

Athenæum, Mar. 22. Gosse, E. W: Northern studies. (Camelot ser.)

“Mr. Scott has taken advantage of the recent enthusiasm for Ibsen to reprint Mr. Gosse's excellent Northern studies, the soundest work in the language on the subject of modern Scandinavian literature." - Athe.

naeum, June 21. Gourdon de Genouillac, N: J. H: L'art héral.

dique. (Bibl. de l'Enseignement des Beaux

Arts.) Graham, D. Massage; kort framställning; be

myndigad öfversättning af N. Posse. Green, S: S. Public libraries of Worcester. [188-.] Greswell, Rev. W: P. History of the Dominion of

Canada ; under the auspices of the Royal

Colonial Institute. (Clarendon press ser.) " It is mainly intended for the public schools, and bas been supervised by the members of the Educa. tional Committee of the Colonial Institute. Excel. lent; and is illustrated by good maps. The appendix is full of interesting things, but is not very well arranged.”

Athenæum, June 7. Guadet, J. Les Girondins ; leur vie privée, leur

vie publique, leur proscription, et leur mort.

Nouv. éd. Hales, J: G. Map of Boston, 1814. 1879. Henley, W: E. Views and reviews; essays in ap

preciation ; literature. " It is well informed, good tempered, restrained in both praise and blame, non-committal, modestly inde. pendent; the style is slightly artificial. It is with out distinction either of style or thougbt.” – Nation, July 24.

Hermant, A. Caurs à part.

“ Etudes psychologiques fort curieuses." Le livre, Hervé-Bazin, F. Les grands ordres et congréga

tions de femmes. “Au lendemain des expulsions des saurs hospitalières de plusieurs hôpitaux de Paris M. Hervé-Bazin se sentit, frémir d'indignation, en songeant à l'ingratitude des hommes qui oubliaient seize siècles de bienfaits, et ne pouvant rien faire pour protéger les seurs expulsées, il prit la resolution d'écrire leur histoire comme une sorte de protestation indirecte contre les attentats dont elles étaient les victimes. Dans une courte intro. duction, il trace à larges traits un tableau de la vie re. ligieuse, depuis les premiers moments où la paix suc. céda à l'ère des persécutions. En des pages saisissantes il montre les manifestations multiples de cette vie de sacrifice et d'abnégation à travers les siècles.” – Poly

biblion, pte. lit., fév. Ibsen, H: Prose dramas. Auth. Eng. ed. by W:

Archer. Vol. 3.
Contents. Lady Inger of Ostråt. The Vikings at

Helgeland. - The Pretenders.
Ingersoll, C: J. Recollections; historical, political

biographical, and social from 1792 to the purchase of Louisiana in 1803. Vol. 1. 1861

(1886). Janet, P. A. R. La philosophie de Lamennais.

“ Une étude des plus intéressantes et des plus origi. nales. Lamennais, après avoir fait beaucoup de bruit pendant sa vie, a été fort oublié après sa mort. C'est en suivant pas à pas les travaux et les écrits de Lamennais que M. Paul Janet a réussi à expliquer et à éclaircir cette révolution suprenante de la doctrine autoritaire à la doctrine libérale et même révolutionnaire, qui provoqua dans le temps un si vif scandale."- Revue bleue,

5 avril. Jourdan, A. J: L., and others. Recueil général

des anciennes lois françaises depuis l'an 420 jusqu'à la Révolution; avec notes, table chronol., et table des matières. (1821)-33.

30 v.

Kerr, Rev. J: History of curling; and 50 years

of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.

(Royal Caled. Curl, Club.) "Mr. Kerr's historical and literary introduction to the art he loves leaves nothing to be desired; while curlers will derive much benefit from his practical hints, and the most detailed information, not only as to the Royal Caledonian, and the Jockey Club of curlers, but as to every important association both within and furth of Scotland. The wide diffusion of the game will astun.

ish many readers." -- Atheneum, July 19. Kipling, R. Departmental ditties; and other verses.

4th ed. “ Mr. Kipling has something new both to say and sing. His verse is clever, as has been abundantly proved, but it is as a prose writer in our judgment that he will make his permanent reputation." - Athenæum,

Apr. 26. Larousse, P: Grand dictionnaire universel du 19e

siècle. 2e supplément. " Le supplément du Larousse a précisément pour ob. jet d'enregistrer les faits de tout ordre qui se sont pro. duits depuis 1870. Il étudie chaque pays sous les rap. ports les plus divers, expose les lois, les traités et les faits de guerre, raconte les découvertes géographiques et les entreprises coloniales, décrit les grandes inven. tions, analyse et critique les ouvrages littéraires, artis. tiques ou scientifiques, fait une part à la chronique du palais et à la vie mondaine, rapporte les mortes histo. riques retrace les types sociaux créés par nos roman. ciers et nos dramaturges, donne enfin la biographie des hommes qui ont joué un rôle de quelque importance dans le mouvement contemporain." - Revue bleue, fév.

La Trémoille, L: de. Archives d'un serviteur de

Louis XI; documents et lettres, 1451-81.

1888. " Le serviteur de Louis Xi, est Georges de la Tré. moille, seigneur de Craon, ne en 1430. Comme dans les autres publications du duc de la Trémoille, nous avons ici une table des noms de personnes et de lieux, accompagnés d'une foule de détails historiques et biog. raphiques fort curieux, tirés de sources inédites."

Red. des questions hist., jan. Lawless, Hon. E. With Essex in Ireland; extracts

from a diary kept in 1599 by Mr. H: Harvey; with a preface by J: 0. Maddox. " It is no slight achievement to hare caught the fine quality of the language used by Ensex, and Sir Philip Sydney; but it is a greater triumph to have, with pro. found and flexible sympathy, linked the nobler Elizabethan temper with our present nineteenth-century re.

naissance." -- Le livre, fév. Lecoy de La Marche, A. Les sceaux. (Bibl. de

l'Enseignement des Beaux-Arts.) • Avec M. Lecoy de la Marche, nous apprendrons à connaître les sceaux'dont on n'avait pas jusqu'ici, as. sez apprécié l'importance au point de vue des meurs, usages, et costumes du moyen âge et dont les érudits tire. ropt si bon parti pour l'étude historique proprement

dite." Revue moderne, 10 fév. Leduc, H. Histoire des décorations en France ;

origine, historique, et description des ordres,

croix, médailles, et insignes. Legrelle, A. La diplomatie française et la succes

sion d'Espagne. T. 1: Le premier traité

de partage, 1659–97. (1888.] Lescure, M. F. A. de. La vraie Marie Antoinette ;

étude historique, politique, et morale; suivie de toutes les lettres de la reine, et de divers

documents. 1867. Lyon-Caen, C:, and Delalain, P. Lois sur la

propriété littéraire et artistique; suivies des conventions internationales conclues par la France pour la protection des cuvres de lit

térature et d'art. 2 v. “Voici un ouvrage qui intéresse à la fois le légiste, l'historien, le diplomate, le commerçant. Pour le composer, il fallait beaucoup d'érudition, de patience; ajoutons de discernement et de tact. Ces deux volumes renferment tout un monde de renseignements curieux qu'on ne savait auparavant ou trouver. Il étaient disséminés partout : ils sont désormais classés méthodiquement dans un ouvrage où rien ne manque, où tout est commenté, élucidé, jusque dans le moindre détail."

Revue bleue, 15 mars. Lytton, E: R., 2d Baron Lytton. The ring of Ama

sis; a romance. " Ambitious, but unsatisfactory."— Athenæum, June

21. Macquoid, Mrs. K.. S. Cosette; a novel.

One of those studies in the ordinary life of French or French-speaking countries in which the author de. lights, and which she executes very well." - Academy, Mar. 29.

“ Told with good taste and feeling. The story has very little incident, but much play of character, so that the men and women who act their parts in the comedy

appear almost real." - Athenæum, Feb. 15. Marzials, F.T. Life of Léon Gambetta. (States

men ser.) “ Mr. Marzials is, as a good biographer must be, an admirer of his man, but he shirks nothing. There are few more absurd incidents in the life of any man than the story very loyally told by Mr. Marzials of how Gambetta publicly promised to be there' when his friends were going to demonstrate against the Em.

pire' in '69, and how, as soon as it appeared that the genedarmes would be allowed to give this time, the heroic man decided to remain quietly in Switzerland. If that incident was not in M. Daudet's mind when he wrote. Numa Roumestan,' it has doubtless occurred to him more than once in the course of his labours on the life of Tartarin."

" – Saturday review, July 19. Montaiglon, A. de, and Raynaud, G. Recueil gé.

néral et complète des fabliaux des 13e et 14e

siècles. Vol. 3-6. 1878-90. 4 v. " Le Recueil général des Fabliaux'est le seul complet qui ait paru jusqu'à ce jour. Cette publication, qui a demandé des recherches de toutes sortes dans les grandes bibliothèques de l'Europe, représente un travail

de dix années." Mullem, L: Contes d'Amérique.

"Recits pleins d'humour et d'originales excentricités." - Le livre, mars. Norris, W:E: The baffled conspirators; a novel.

“Mr. Norris has never had a happier thought for a novel, nor worked out his idea more felicitously, than in this bright story: ... It is intentionally slight, but it is thoroughly picturesque and sparkling." - Ath. enaum, Jan. 28. Misadventure; a novel.

" There is merit in the book but it perishes by 'mis. adventure' or by mismanagement."

Academy, May 10. Paris, G. B. P. Chansons du 16e siècle ; accomp.

de la musique, transcrite par A: Gevaert.

1875. Les plus anciens monuments de la langue fran

çaise, 9e, 10e siècle, avec un commentaire

philologique. Album. 1876. Paris. Salon. 1890. Salon de 1890; catalogue

illustré; peinture et sculpture. Société Nationale des Beaux Arts. Cata

logue illustré des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, et gravure exposés au Champ-de-Mars,

1890. Payn, J. The burnt million ; a novel.

“ Brilliant and able as . The burnt million'is, it is not so well conceived a story as might have been expected from so practical a writer. Every character in the book is vividly drawn; and there are one or two who are among the best creations of recent fiction." — Acad. emy, June 21. Notes from the “ News."

“A selection from the vivacious paragraphs Mr. Payn contributes to the Illustrated London news;'

forms an amusing miscellany."- Athenæum, June 21. Pendleton, J: Newspaper reporting; in olden

time and to-day. (The book lover's library.) " Its substance is of the slightest. The book evi. dently cost the author no great labor, and it should be reserved for the very idlest of half hours." Nation,

Aug. 21. Reid, Mrs. E.. Mayne Reid; a memoir of his life.

“This simple narrative, if it does not much alter our estimate of his place in literature, cannot fail to keep alive the general interest in a remarkably single-minded

and warm-hearted man." - Atheneum, July 12. Rétif de la Bretonne, N: E. Mes inscriptions;

journal intime, 1780-87; avec préface, notes

et index par P. Cottin. “ M. Paul Cottin a fait mieux encore que de traduire les inextricable griffonnages de Restif, il les a éclaircis et commentés en des notes pleines d'une sûre érudition, gråce auxquelles vous pourrez lire avec autant de cu. riosité que d'intérêt les contidences, parfois bien étran. ges, qué M. Nicolas compilait consciencieusement pour lui-même."- Le livre, avril.

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