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Abbott, S. G. The First Regiment New Hampshire

Volunteers in the great rebellion. Ache, C. d. Album 2e.

" It is not easy for any one to keep up a constant suc. cession of such things, and a slight suspicion of self

copying may be detected here and there.' Andocides. De mysteriis, and De reditu; ed. by

E. C. Marchant. “ By preparing a students' edition of the two most interesting speeches of Andocides, Mr. Marchant has supplied an obvious want. The book supplies abun. dani evidence of sound scholarship and independent work and thought. It would be difficult to speak too bighly of Mr. Marchant's commentary, or of the

whole volume." Athenæum, Feb. 8. Arber, E: A list, based on the registers of the Sta

tioners Company, of 837 London publishers,

1653-1640. Baillie, A. D.R. C., 1st Baron Lamington. In the

days of the dandies.

“Clever personal reminiscences." World. Bangs, Lieut. I: Journal, Apr. 1 - July 29, 1776;

ed. by E: Bangs. Barrett, F. John Ford ; his faults and his follies.

1885. 2 v. Berneville, G. de. Vie de St. Gilles; poème du

12e siècle, pub. par G. Paris et A. Bos.

1881. Berthelot, M. La révolution chimique, Lavoisier ;

suivi de notices et extraits de (ses) registres

de laboratoire. (Bibl. sci. internat.) " A valuable sketch from the most competent hand of M. Berthelot of wbat Lavoisier did in chemistry sketch completing from the scientific side the biogra. phy of the ill-fated savant and financier which M.

Grimaux published not long ago.”. Sat. rev., June 28. Bing, V., and Ueberfeldt, B. von. Nederlandsche

kleederdragten, naar de natuur geteekend. le ser. 56 planches. 1857.

Note. With Dutch and French text. Blackwood, F: T. H. T., Earl of Dufferin.

Speeches delivered in India, 1881-88. ** Lord Dufferin's reputation for careful speech is so well established that the public will expect to find an admirable collection of public discourses, and they will

not be disappointed.” athenæum, July 12. Bodenstedt, F: Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben.

2e Aufl. 1888-90. 2 v. “ Not merely a chronicle of Bodenstedt's own life, but full of historical studies, bits of the folk-lore of Germany, Russia, and Persia, charming descriptions of life in Russia, and Persia in the first half of the present century, and strange glimpses into the intrigues of Rus

sian court life.” – Athenæum, May 24. Bräker, U. Der arme Mann in Tockenburg; hrsg.

von E: Bülow. (1882?] Carnac, Col. E: S. R. The presidential armies of

India ; with continuation, and remarks on

India, by (W. F. B. Laurie). " The work is somewhat confused, and largely con. sists of a summary of the history of very well-known events, which is followed by a jumble of anecdotes relating to particular branches of the Indian service or to

particular regiments.” Atheneum, July 19. Carnoy, H: Les contes d'animaux dans les ro

mans de Renard. 1889. Chastellux, F. J:, marq. de. De la félicité pub

lique; ou, Considérations sur le sort des hommes dans les différentes époques de l'histoire. 1772. 2 v.

Chrestien de Troyes. Sämtliche Werke, hrsg. von

W. Foerster. 1884-87. 2 v. "M. Foerster s'est constitué le champion des poètes du 12e siècle; il revendique pour Chrétien de Troyes et ses contemporains une originalité d'invention d'autres leur ont trop injustement déniée. Le texte critique de 'Chevalier au Lion,' et les remarques dont il est suivi font admirer une fois de plus en M. F. un des maîtres de la philologie française, un de ceux à qui nous devous le plus de reconnaissance pour le progrès de nos études. Des juges compétents ont apprécié et loué cette édition, mais c'est à peine s'ils ont parlé de l'introduction, bien qu'elle ait suscité à l'auteur des partisans et des contradicteurs également zélés. Ne fallait-il pas enfin entre. prendre de réfuter des doctrines auxquelles la grande et légitime réputation de M. Foerster prête une autorité

si considerable ?"- Ernest Muret in Rev.critique, 27 jan. Coupland, W: C. The gain of life, and other es

says. Dr. Coupland does well to take up the subject, and to treat it as he has done in a manner at once thoughtful and popular. His previous works, more especially, his eminently philosophicnl study of Goethe's Faust,' and his translation of Von Hartmann's opus magnum, would lead one to expect that he has long brooded on the problem of existence, and his new work confirms the expectation. It shows plainly that he has well grounded himself by careful reading in the learning of the subject, and at the same time it proves that he has lived, and gathered the practical wisdom that comes from moving among men and observing their ways. The style of the work answers very well to this semi-philo. sopbic, semi-popular treatment. It has for the greater part the severity and the self-control of the thinker, while in places it takes on colour and warmth, and rises to a pitch of genuine eloquence." - Saturday rev.,

Aug. 2. Dante Alighieri. Treatise De vulgari eloquentia ;

tr., with notes, by A. G. F. Howell. The translation seems to be very well executed. The notes contain many interesting illustrations from other works of Dante, and also concise and useful his. torical and biographical information." Academy,

Aug. 23. De Bernière, H: Sketch of the battle of Bunker

Hill; by a British officer, 1843. De Foe, D. The compleat English gentleman;

ed. by Karl D. Bulbring. " Written in 1729, and one of Defoe's last works. appears now for the first time in print, admirably ed.

ited." - Spectator, May 31. Deutsche Volksbücher, aus einer zürcher Hand

schrift des 15en Jahrhunderts; hrsg. von A.

Bachmann und S. Singer. Dolmetsch, H. Der Ornamentenschatz; ein Mus

terbuch Ornamente mit erläuterndem Text.

2e Aufl. 1889. "• Der Ornamentschatz' edited and published by the well-known house of J. Hoffman & Co., Stuttgart, Germany, is perhaps the finest piece of work which has ever been undertaken by any one single firm. The nuin. bers before us show remarkable skillaud expenditure of money for correct reproduction of designs heretofore

unknown.” Duguet, E. Les députés et les cahiers électoraux

de 1889; avec préface par P. Deschanel. Fabri, F. Tractatus de civitate Ulmensi; hrsg.

von G. Veesenmeyer. 1889. Fechner, G. T. On life after death; from the

German by H. Wernekke. 1882. Field, M. The tragic Mary; (a drama).

“This is as notable a play as has been written in Eng: land for many a year; it holds the reader bound and fascinated, as tragedy should; it leaves him calmed and satisfied, and that too is proper to tragedy." — Acad. emy, Aug. 16.

Filarete, A. A. Tractat über die Baukunst, nebst

seinen Büchern von der Zeichenkunst und den Bauten der Medici; hrsg.von W. von

Oettingen. (Germ. and Italian.] Finerty, J: F. War path and bivouac; or, The con

quest of the Sioux. "An unsensational but truthful and spirited account

of savage campaigns." — Nation, July 31. Fitch, J. G. Notes on American schools and train

ing colleges; repr. from the report of the

English education dept., 1888-89. " A most valuable addition to the list of bis contribu. tions to the history of modern education; and it will certainly be recognised as an authoritative record of an interesting, if chaotic, state of things in countries work. ing out for themselves the right method of teaching and training. The fact that Dr. Fitch himself has had so much to do with creating educational tradition in England does not prevent him from frankly pointing out where our relatives have surpassed the record made by our. selves. We rise from the reading of his book with the conviction that we are, after all, a good deal better than we thought. Taking the whole subject of education -lower, middle, and higher - as a system, we still have the better of it, though how long that may be it would

be rash to prophecy." — Academy, Sept. 6. Flagg, E: 0. Poems. Fleay, F. G.

A chronicle history of the London stage, 1559-1642. "The most painstaking, accurate, and important work in its class to which this or probably any other country can point. Years of patient industry have been spent in searching for new materials and testing the value of old. ... It is one of the books that, so far as regards appearance, will grace any shelves, and there are few libraries in which it ought not to be placed.” – Athe

næum, Sept. 6. Garnett, L. M. J. The women of Turkey and

their folk-lore; with an ethnographical map, and chapters on the ethnography of Turkey, by J. S. Stuart-Glennie. The Christian

women. “ Straightforward, and pleasantly written. Her descriptions of the domestic life of the Christian popu. lations of Turkey are based on personal observation, and expressed in a bright and entertaining style."

Spectator, Aug. 9. Garnett, R: Iphigenia in Delphi, a dramatic

poem ; with Homer's Shield of Achilles, and other trans, from the Greek. “ This is an attempt to complete by a brief dramatic poem of some thirty-five pages the legend of Iphigenia.

Scholars, I think, will regret that so admirable a plot should have been treated so slightly by Dr. Gar. nett, who has given us rather one prolonged scene than a drama, and has not ventured to reproduce the choice element of Greek tragedy. ... It is seldom that a book seems too short to a critic; but this one does. It is an opportunity only half grasped." - E. D. A. Mors.

head in the Academy, May 31. Gaullieur, H: Daniel Cummings.

“ Fort jolie et attachante étude des idées et des meurs

américaines." --- Le livre, mai. Gayley, C: M., and Scott, F: N. Guide to the lit

erature of aesthetics. Ghiron, I. Annali d'Italia, in continuazione al

Muratori e al Coppi. Vol. 3, 1867–70. Goncourt, E. 1: A. de. Mademoiselle Clairon,

d'après ses correspondances et les rapports

de police du temps. "Euvre admirablement documentée, et assaisonnée de toutes les herbes et épices de la Saint-Jean." – Le livre, mai.

Gutensohn, I. G., and Knapp, I. M. Denkmale

der christlichen Religion, oder Sammlung der ältesten christlichen Kirchen oder Basi. liken Roms vom 4en bis zum 13en Jahrhun

dert. 1822-27. Handbook for Lincolnshire. 1890. Handbook for travellers in France. 2 v. 1890.

Contents. Vol. 1. Normandy, Brittany, the Pyre. nees, etc. 2. Central, southern, and eastern France. Handbook for travellers in France; containing

Provence, Dauphiné, and the Riviera, from

Marseilles to Mentone. 1890.
Hayn, H. Bibliotheca Germanorum nuptialis;

Verzeichniss von Einzeldrucken deutscher
Hochzeitgedichte und Hochzeitscherze in
Prosa von mitte des 16en Jahrhunderts bis

zur Neuzeit: mit Anmerkungen, etc. Hirsch, A. Biographisches Lexikon der hervorra

gendsten Ærtzte aller Zeiten u. Völker.

1884-88. 6 v. Hosie, A. Three years in western China; a nar.

rative of three journeys; with introd. by A.

Little. It is of comparatively late years that we have be. come aware of the immense wealth which is hoarded in this portion of the Celestial Empire. The travels of Bladen, Cooper, Margary, Gill, Baber, and Hosie have revealed the fact that behind the mountain barriers which separate Eastern from Western China there lies a territory of boundless wealth, and immense capabili. ties of development.

Russia has striven to reach it from the north, France has succeeded in opening a trad. ing route into it from Tonquin, and we have talked a great deal of opening communication between Burma and Yunnan. The routes Mr. Hosie chose were not always those taken by his predecessors, and he gives his experiences by the way with great zest." — Athe

næum, Aug. 16. Inagaki, M. Japan and the Pacific, and a Japan

ese view of the Eastern question. The first part of Mr. Inagaki's book which is headed • Japan and the Pacific,' seems to be his own, and if his own, as we believe is a most remarkable performance for a foreigner. On the other hand, the remainder, and consequently the greater portion of the volume is with. out plan or arrangement, and has not much inter.

est for English readers." - Atheneum, June 28. Ingersoll, W: H. Love and law in religion; a phi

losophy of sin and salvation according to the

Scriptures. Jocelyn, Mrs. R. The M. F. H.'s daughter. 3 v.

" A capital novel. There is just enough of horses, dogs, and foxes, but not too much. A very pleasant,

wholesome, and interesting novel."- Academy, Jan. 11. Johnston, H: Chronicles of Glenbuckie.

" Out of sight the best story dealing with Scotch country life during the period which is embraced be. tween ihe Reform Bill of 1832, and the formation of the

Free Church that has ever appeared." — Academy. Keller, L: Johann von Staupitz und die Anfänge

der Reformation. 1888. Dans le présent volume, il a voulu examiner de plus près l'importance du rôle joué, dans les vingt premières années du 16e siècle, par Jean de Stau pitz, le provincial des Augustins, le grand protecteur, et le ‘père spirituel'de Luther, aux débuts de sa carrière. Ce n'est pas tant une biographie proprement dite du per. sonnage en question, c'est moins encore un examen plus approfondi de ses rapports avec Luther que M. K. a voulu entreprendre. Il suppose maint détail connu de ce chef: ce qui l'a surtout intéressé, l'on pourrait dire preoccupé, c'est de retrouver aux origines de la Ré. forme allemande, un courant d'idées' staupitzien,' si je

puis m'exprimer de la sorte qu'il met en parallèle, puis en opposition, avec les doctrines luthériennes."

Reo. critique, 16 déc. King, A. F. The clerical cracksman; a tale for

the burgling season. Kipling, R. The story of the Gadsbys; a tale with

out a plot. “He adopts in it a quasi-dramatic method, and though the various scenes into wbich the action is divided are cleverly enough sketched, the work as a whole somehow seems rugged and unsatisfactory. As it stands it certainly could not be put upon the stage as a play; and considered as a novel it is, owing to its scrappiness, woefully ditficult to read. The story affords abundaut opportunities for the display both of the virtues and defects of Mr. Kipling's literary method. The for. mer are conspicuous in the humorous pictures of the captain's ridiculous qualms on the morning of his wed. ding day, and the equally pathetic description of the poor little wife's illness."

Atheneum, July 5. Lang, A. Oxford; brief historical and descriptive

notes. New ed. "Mr. Andrew Lang is precisely the person who ought to write a small book of ibis kind on Oxford. His light touch and singular facility for seizing salient points, putting them in picturesque and easy prominence, and his antiquarian proclivities tempered by humour, in which the Dryasdust duluess usual in antiquarians is displaced by a half-cynical playfulness, make him an admirable compiler of a skeich of Oxford. His graceful style is well seconded by equally graceful illustrations."- Spec.

tutor, Apr. 19. Leslie, R. C. Old sea wings, ways, and words in

the days of oak and hemp. “ Primarily a marine artist's vote-book, and as such is admirable. The numerous sketches of quaint, outof-the-way, obsolete, or fast becoming obsolete, types of vessels and boats are delightful, and may very well help to throw light on some of the vexed questions of marine archæology. Unfortunataly the literary part of the work is by no means on the same high level

as the artistic." - Atheneum, Aug. 9. Livres de divination, Les; trad. sur un manuscrit

turc inédit, par J. Nicolaïdes. (Coll. internut.

de la tradition.) Maartens, M. The sin of Joost Avelingh; a Dutch

story. If any great number of Dutch writers are producing work equal to Maartens's novel, . The sin of Joost Avelingb,' our iusular iguorance is a tbing to be de

plored." — Academy, Jan. 11. MacGahan, Mrs. B. Xenia Repninà ; a story of

the Russia of today; introd. by Vassili Verestchagin. " While MacGahan in his books tells us of army life among Russians, bis widow makes us acquainted in the present volume with some of the characteristic repre. Bentatives of Russian society of the present generation. American by adoption, Mrs. B. MacGaban is Russian by birth, and bas bad opportunity to study in real life ail that she describes. Her types of Russians are posi. tively original and interesting; the aspirations of educated young people in Russia are so berly conceived, while occurrences of public life have been taken from

nature." - Vassili Verestchagin in the Preface. Macquoid, K., S. Mère Suzanne; and other sto

ries. (1887.] Macray, W:D. Annals of the Bodleian library,

Oxford ; with a notice of the earlier library of the university. 2d ed. enl. and cont. to

1880. “A boon to scholars. Upon its first appearance twenty-two years ago, the volume obtained a warm welcome. The story of tbe growth of this pride of Ux. ford and of England, from the nucleus provided by Sir

Thomas Bodley to the half million or so of volumes it now possesses, has deep interest, and is fascinatingly

told.' Notes and queries, Aug. 16. Malleson, Col. G: B. Rulers of India : Akbar.

“ Colonel Malleson is so skilful and practised in In. dian history that one can only wish that his pen had found a more congenial theme and period. For his mind is essentially modern; and, however well he might get up such a subject as Akbar. he would never per. haps find himself in harmony with the medieval ruler.

The thor has applied to an oriental barbarian of the sixteenth century the ideas that arose long afterwards in a totally different condition of the human mind. That is the false note throughout. Akbar formed a remarkable feature of his time and place; and it is a pity that his story has not been better told.” – Acad.

emy, July 26. Marshall, a. Principles of economics.

" A work of varied excellence. He desires with the desire of an enthusiast that the opportunity of lead. ing a life that is worthy of man'should be obtained by all. He deliberates upon the means to that great end with the cautious sagacity of an economist who has probably made fewer mistakes than any other equally original writer on the most difficult of the sciences." Academy, Aug. 30.

" A treatise which advances the position of science

as it were by leaps and bounds." - Academy. Michel, E. Jacob van Ruysdael et les paysagistes

de l'école de Harlem. (1889) (Les artistes

célèbres.] Miracles de Nostre Dame; par personnages; pub.

par G. Paris, et U. Robert. 1876-83. 7 v. Moreau, G: Souvenirs de la Petite et de la Grande

Roquette. (1884.] Murray, D: C., and Hermann, H: The Bishop's

Bible; a novel. “ From first to last an unmistakably good novel, for it provides at once a thoroughly interesting story, and a most real picture of contemporary English village life.”

Spectator, July 26. Naden, C. C. W. Induction and deduction; and

other essays; ed. by R. Lewins. “ In her leading essay the writer throws light upon accepted detinitions of the inductive and deduciive processes in the course of an historical survey of phi. losophic thought, extending from Aristotle to Kant and Mr. Herbert Spencer. It is an odd experience to pass from Miss Naden's vivacious verse to these excursions into the still-vexed sea of philosophy, and not without a shiver have we made the cold plunge.” – Sat. rev.,

July 19. Néroutsos, -, bey. L'ancienne Alexandrie ; étude

archéologique et topographique. 1888. " The results of excavations made during the last fifteen years are reviewed in this work. To the 24 chapters of text an excellent map is added, and in an appendix are found a series of interesting Greek, Ro. man, and early Christian inscriptions.”-Amer. journal

of archæology, Sept. 1889. Nestle, E. De Sancta cruce, ein Beitrag zur christ.

lichen Legendengeschichte. "M. Nestle publie dans cette brochure les textes sy. riaques qu'il a recueillis des légendes relatives à l'inven. tion de la sainte Croix. Les textes sont suivis d'une traduction allemande et d'une étude sur le degré de pa. renté qu'ils offrent entre eux, M. N. a eu l'heureuse idée de joindre à sa publication une bibliographie très sub. stantielle concernant ces légendes, qui facilitera de beaucoup les recherches des personnes qui portent de ce

côté là leur activité scientifique."-Revue critique, 27 jan. Ohnet, G: L'âme de Pierre. 10e éd.

"M. Ohnet deserts his usual line and takes to one much opposed to our English ideas. His volume is un. relieved by charms of plot or style.'' Alhenæum, Aug. 2.

Oliver, E: E. Across the border; or, Pathân and

Biloch ; illust. by J. L. Kipling. “ Gives a good picture of the various tribes inhabit. ing the frontier from the Black Mountain to Southeru Baluchistan, and while useful, is also amusing by rea. Bon of the freshness of many of the anecdotes relating to the babits of the Pathans." - Alhenæum, July 19.

“ It would be difficult to write a dull book about the interesting and picturesque barbarians of the Punjab border. Even the oflicial records are full of stirring tales of warfare and adventure. Mr. Oliver has served for many years in the Punjab, has made more than one journey along the border, and has evidently had aceeds to information which, to the ordinary trav. eller or student is a sealed book. His book is full

of border romance." - Academy, Aug. 23. Osten, F: Die Bauwerke in der Lombardei vom

7 bis zum 14 Jahrhundert; durch histor.

Text erläutert. (48 plates. 1854.] Owen, D. Declaration of war; a survey of the

position of belligerents and neutrals, with considerations of shipping and marine in

surance during war. “ Though largely and inevitably of the nature of a compilation this is nevertheless a valuable work of its kind. ... It is specially written with a view to consult. ing the convenience of the practical inquirer who has neither time nor inclination to read the works of publi. cists either in the past or the present, but who wishes to know something of the law of nations, shipping, and marine insurance. His book supplies an unques. tionable want, and perhaps the only fault that can be found with it is that it is rather bulky.” – Spectator,

May 10. Pennsylvania Historical Society. The Charle

magne Tower collection of American colo

nial laws. Philips, F. C., and Fendall, P. A daughter's sac

rifice; a novel. “ Certainly contains strong and dramatic situations, and admitting the natures and conditions of those con. cerned, some of these situations are not only possible, but probable, not to say inevitable. But the picture is so hard, unsympathetic, and matter of fact and at the same time so startling, exaggerated, and wanting in all relief that it is more disagreeable than harrowing."

Athenæum, Mar. 22. Playfair, Sir R. L. Handbook for Algeria and

Tunis. 4th ed. rev. Poulton, E: B. The colours of animals, especially

considered in the case of insects. (Int. sci.

ser.) “But for the fact that this most unscientific book ap. pears in the International Science Series, 'among really valuable and standard works, we should have forborne comment; unfortunately, however, the familiar black and red covers invest it with a considerable capacity for harm. The book constitutes a remarkable instance of the ease with which natural phenomena can be reconciled to a preconceived idea.” – Alhenæum, Aug.

30. Reinke, L. Die messianischen Psalmen; Einlei

tung, Grundtext, und Uebersetzung, nebst

Commentar. 2 v. 1858. Renan, J. E. L'avenir de la science; pensées de

1848. “ The interest of the essay is essentially biographical. It solves no problems, suggests no new thoughts; but it gives fresh fulness and preciseness to our idea of a

great personality.” – Athenæum, May 24. Singleton, Mrs. C. (pseud. V. Fane).

Sophy; or, The adventures of a savage, 1882. Sybel, H: von. Die Begründung des deutschen

Reiches durch Wilhelm 1. 1889. 5 v.

Symonds, J: A. Essays; speculative and sugges.

tive. 2 v.
“ These pleasing but somewhat scrappy essays,
though not unworthy of their author, have bardly
either the solidity we should look for from his earnest and
protracted study of history,literature,and art, or the pro-
fundity which he bints is inspired by the mountain soli.
tudes in which he passes the greater part of his life.
A word of thanks should be given for the pleasing
translations of Latin and Italian verse, and more than a
word to the striking original poem in ' terza rima'in
the appendix, perhaps the best thing in the book." -

Athendum, Aug. 30.
Toxar, a romance by the author of Thoth.

The author, writing in the character of the philoso. pher Xenophilos, has creditably succeeded in his at. tempt to impart a Greek flavour to the narrative. The treatinent, it is true, is necessarily more discursive in regard to details than would be the case with a Helenic writer, but in simplicity of language, and undisguised plainness of morul, it has a genuinely classical ring.".

Academy, July 26.
Traill, H: D. Saturday songs.

"Some of the most brilliant of many brilliant verses contributed to the Saturday review. St. James'.

budget. Tullidge, E: W. Histories. Vol. 2. Viaud, Lieut. J. (pseud. P: Loti). Le roman d'un

enfant. " "Loti' has succeeded where many have failed in re. lating the daily life-history of his childhood in such wise

as to make it interesting." – Atheneum, June 7. Vinci, L. da. Les mss. de L. de Vinci; mss. de la

Bibl. de l'Institut; avec préf., etc., par C:

Ravaisson-Mollier. 1883-89. 5 v.
Contents. Vol. 1. A. 2. B, D. 3. C, E, K. 4

F, I. 5. G, L, M.
Viollet-le-Duc, E. E. Les églises de Paris; le

Panthéon; par E. Quinet. 1883. Wake, C: S. Origin and significance of the great

pyramid. 1882. Walford, L. B. The havoc of a smile.

"It is certainly not all one has been taught to expect from the author. The story, such as it is, is natu. rally and simply told especially at the outset."

Athenæum, Sept. 6. Weale, W. H. J. Analecta litvrgica. Fasc. 1-4. Weiss, B. Leben Jesu. 1888. 2 v.

Lehrbuch der Einleitung in das Neue Testa

ment. " Said by Professor Thayer, of Cambridge, to be on the whole the most judicious recent discussion of the questions raised by Baur, Strauss, and the Tubingen

school.' Westermarck, E: The history of human mar

riage. Pt. 1. " Written in excellent English. The greater part consists of a searching criticism of the hypothesis of primitive promiscuity, in the course of which M'Len. nan's theory of kinship through females only, and Mor. gau's classificatory system of relationship, are both se.

verely handled.” – Academy, Feb. 8. Wilson, Col. Sir C:

Lord Clive. (Eng. men of action.) 1. This excellent series contains no better or more compact piece of work than this volume. ... Sir Charles Wilson has in his own way scored a genuine success. His style is clear, pithy, and pointed. He is more than equal io Macaulay in special knowledge of his subject; he judges men and events far more dispassionately,

and never sacritices truth of portraiture to brilliancy of ef.

fect." — Athenæum, July 26. Zeigler, J. M. Dritte Karte der Schweiz. (18—-.]

ad reu.

Ackerman, W: K. Early Illinois railroads; pa

per before the Chicago Hist. Soc., Feb. 20, 1883; notes by Hon. J: Wentworth, also an app. with the Breese-Douglas corresp., 1884.

(Fergus hist. ser.) Adams, Mrs. L. (pseud. for Mrs. R. S.De C. Laffan).

Louis Draycott; the story of his life; a

novel. 2 v. " There is a tender spell woven round its common. places which should cause it to rank many degrees above the ordinary novel. It is written in simple, grace. ful language, and its unforced interest and pathetic story

convey their own charm.” – Saturday review, May 3. Allen, W: F., and Spencer, D: E. Higher educa

tion in Wisconsin. Almanach des gens de bien pour l'année 1795. American Statistical Assoc. Publications. New

ser. Nos. 1-8. 1888-89. Amicis, E. de. Il romanzo d'un maestro.

** It is a series of carefully painted genre pictures of school and village life, some of them of inimitable ex. cellence, and can be read with pleasure even by those for whom the fundamental purpose of the book has less interest. Signor de Amicis handles his language like a prose-poet and a master, and his work should always

be read in the original.” – Athenæum, Sept. 13. Andrews, W: Curiosities of the Church; studies

of curious customs, services, and records. Ashton, J: Social England under the regency. 2

" As Mr. Ashton glories in being a mere compiler,' it is, perhaps, useless to complain that instead of giving to the world a serious contribution to literature, lie has been satisfied for the most part with wielding the scis. sors and paste-brush. By far the best feature in these volumes, is the illustrations, taken from Rowland. Bon, Cruikshank, and their contemporaries." — Athe.

naeum, Sept. 20. Auer, H. Der Tempel der Vesta und das Haus

der Vestalinnen am Forum Romanum.

1888. " This is a valuable completion of the previous mon. ographs by Lanciani and Jordan, and partially harmon. izes their views. The author treats with especial care the two points on which these writers disagree – the reconstruction of the Temple of Vesti, and the date of the house of the Vestals. The work is careful and

scholarly. — Amer. jour. of archæology, June 1889. Bach, A. B. The art ballad; Loewe and Schu.

bert; with musical illust. " Not merely fair to outward view, but a book that treats of the neglected ballad compositions of Loewe with considerable skill, and the servour that becomes a disciple and preacher. Mr. Bach is an enthusiast on the

subject of Loewe's ballade." Sat. rev., Aug. 23. Ballard, J. P. Among the moths and butterflies.

Note. A revised and enlarged edition of Insect lives;

or, Born in prison. Ballou, M. M. Aztec land. Barbour, E. D. Descendants of William Low of

Boston, Mass. Beckwith, H. W. The Illinois and Indiana In.

dians. 1884. (Fergus hist. ser.) Berlin. Koenigliches Museum. Beschreibung der

Bildwerke der christlichen Epoche; bearb. von W: Bode u. H. von Tschudi. 1888. “ This catalogue of the sculptures of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is a work of serious importance. A very useful feature is the reproduction of al. most all the objects described, even though this is not done on a scale large enough to allow of very detailed study." - Amer. journ. of archæology, June 1889.

Bernard, P. Traité théorique et pratique de l'ex

tradition ; l'exposition d'un projet de loi universelle sur l'extradition. 2e ed., augm. d'un index bibliog.; et de la liste des traités d'extradition; par A. Weiss et P. Louis.

Lucas. 2 v. Beyschlag, W. Leben Jesu. 2e Aufl. 1887. 2 v. Brightwen, Mrs. E. Wild nature won by kind

ness. "Lovers of living creatures, whether they are outsid. ers or insiders in the world of natural history, will be sure to find in her book much that will please them, and not a little that is new to them." - Süt, lev., Aug.

2. Bullock, H: Oratio habita Cătabrigiæ

D. Thormã card. Archiepisc. Ebor. 1521; with bibliograph. introd. (on books printed

by J: Siberch) by H: Bradshaw. 1886. Camp, i): N.

History of New Britain; with sketches of Farmington and Berlin, Com.,

1640-1889. Cartwright, F. L. Olga Zanelli; a tale of an im

perial city. 3 v. A pretty bit of romance in its way. One frame serves for many pictures, and it is the canvas only which challenges criticism. Mr. Cartwright is not des. titute of skill in painting. His sketches of life in the German capital appear to be faithful enough.” – Sat.

rev., Jan. 25. Cochrane, T:, 10th Earl of Dundonald. The auto

biography of a seaman; with a sequel; ed.

by D. M. B.H. Cochrane. “The book is extremely well got up, and ought to be read with much interest. The life of Lord Cochrane is a drama as heroic as that of Drake and Raleigh; and his genius in invention may even now inspire adminis.

istrators and chiefs of the British navy.' Academy, Coleridge, C. Jack o'Lanthorn. 2 v.

“ The story is very interesting in itself, and is excel.

lently told from first to last." Spectator, Dec. 28. Conscience, H: Le trésor de Félix Roobeck; tr.

F. Coveliers. 1881. Conway, M. D. Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

(Great writers.) “Òn the whole, Mr. Conway has given his facts very well. We reviewed Mr. Julian Hawthorne's very injudicious (to use no worse word) performance very fully when it appeared, and as this is little more than it summary of it, we need not add much. It will serve very well as a general introduction - - biograph. ical rather than critical, it is true - to Hawthorne. Cris. icion on him in the best sense of the word is, indeed, rather far to seek. M. Emile Montégut’s ‘Un romancier pessimiste' is perhaps the best." - Saturday review,

Sept. 27.

Aug. 16.

2 v.

Custer, Mrs. E.. B. Following the guidon.

“ A collection of personal reminiscences of army life on the western frontier nearly a quarter of a century ngo.

Most of the incidents which Mrs. Custer narrates in these interesting sketches occurred at her husband's

summer camp, on Big Creek, Kansas." Darmesteter, A. Reliques scientifiques; recueil.

lies par son frère. “ Ces deux volumes seront accueillis par les lecteurs de la ‘Revue critique' comme le plus bel hommage à la mémoire d'un homme qui fut, pour beaucoup d'entre eux, un conseiller et un maître, et dont le nom reste indissolublement attaché à l'œuvre que notre recueil a entreprise. 011 y retrouvera entr'autres le mé. moire publié dans la 'Romania'de 1876, ou Darmesteter établit pour la première fois une lois de la phonétique française qui suffrait à faire vivre son nom, et l'article

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