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Defensa de los padres jesuitas por los problanos.
Manifestacion de los sentimientos de los vecinos de La Puebla de los Angeles en favor
de la Compañia de Jesus. 1820. Desmaze, C: Curiosités des anciennes justices
d'après leurs registres. 1867. Destierro de charlatanes y abuso de cirujanos.
1820. Diehl, C: Excursions archéologiques en Grèce;
Mycènes, Délos, Athènes, Olympie, Eleusis,
Epidaure, Dodone, Tirynthe, Tanagra. “Son livre permet de suivre d'une façon méthodique les diverses étapes de l'art grec, et d'apprécier ses trans. formatious et ses progrès, en même temps qu'il présente d'intéressants détails sur la vie intime des anciens peu. ples helléniques. Cet ouvrage, d'où tout apparat d'érudition a été rigoureusement banni, mérite de de. venir classique; les jeunes gens et le grand public le
liront avec fruit" Rerue bleue, 4 oct. Dodge, T. A. Great captains : Hannibal; a his
tory of the art of war among the Carthaginians and Romans to 168 B. C. ; with account
of the 2d Punic war. “ Colonel Dodge again shows that he has the faculty for writing a popular narrative of the respectable kind. He can tell a story with spirit, and he has a sound conception of the value of evidence. His account of the passage of the Alps, of the battles on the Trebia, of Lake Trasimene, and of Cannæ are thoroughly intelligible and consistent. The personal greatness of Hannibal will always remain one of the wonders of the world, and an account of his life will be good reading. It ought to be particularly acceptable to soldiers, to whom Colonel Dodge chiefly appeals."
Sat. rev., Apr. 11. Donovan, D. Who poisoned Hetty Duncan; and
other detective stories.
Lovers of detective stories can always be sure of entertainment with Dick Donovan as the teller. His latest volume contains eleven short stories." - Acad.
emy, Dec. 27. Du Camp, M. Théophile Gautier. (Les grands
écrivains franç.) * Une étude sur l'homme et l'écrivain où les souvenirs personnels se croisent avec les aperçus critiques. Les divers talents de Gautier, depuis celui qui l'a fait vivre jusqu'à celui qui le fera durer, sont disposés en pyramide, de sorte que nous nous élevons avec lui, de degré en degré, vers le faîte de sa gloire, où nous le laissons à sa hauteur définitive. Par une habi. leté qui lui appartient et qui ne nous étonne pas d'un aussi expert ordonnateur de matières, M. Du Camp a combiné cette progression intellectuelle avec l'ordre des temps, sans trabir l'effort par des incohérences ou des
anachronismes." — Revue bleue, 20 déc. Economia prodigiosa del señor general Quiroga.
1821. Español imparcial, pseud. Ataque con el silen.
cio a todo enemigo de la imprenta libre. 1820. Estrada, A. F. Carta dirigida al rey desde Lon
dres. 1820. Fabre, F.
L'abbé Roitelet. " A little literary gem, containing admirable descrip. tions of peaceful clerical life in the Cévennes.” Na.
tion, Jan. 24. Ferri, P. N. Catalogo della raccolta di disegni
antichi e moderni della R. Galleria degli
Uffizi di Firenze. Vol. 1, fasc. 1. Feugère, G. La Révolution Française et la cri
tique contemporaine. 1889. “Est-il possible aujourd'hui, à la distance où nous sommes de la Révolution Française, de porter sur elle un jugement impartial et juste ? Le critique distingué
qui a publié dans le ' Français' et dans le · Moniteur
Rer. des ques. hist., juillet.
Cadette. 3e éd. 1888.
Tranquille et Tourbillon. 1887. Fotheringham, I.. M. Adventures in Nyassaland;
a two years' struggle with Arab slave-dealers
in Central Africa. “ Mr. Fotheringham has an interesting story to tell. He and his friends hammered away with great pereever. ance and courage at the Arab traders and slave.drivers, who had invaded and desolated the country of the friendly tribes. There was a good deal of fighting, with a more than usual proportion of noise. In the end, an honourable and satisfactory peace was con. cluded."
Spectator, Mar. 28. G[alan), M. Prision en la ciudadela del teniente
Galan. 1820. Gardiner, S. R. A student's history of England to
1885. Vol. 1. " The love of truth is more apparent than the love of colour, and good sense than a strong imagination. These characteristics are evident in the book before us. But the abundant illustrations agreeably, diversify the student's path. They are excellently chosen and exe. cuted, and throw much light on the history of the times to which they belong. Here are no imaginary portraits of kings and queens and nobles, but their con. temporary likenesses as they appear upon their tombs. Architecture, armour, costumes, and articles of daily use are the chief subjects of illustration. The architectural series is especially worthy of praise, and gives a complete chronological view of the development of the art, at all events on its ecclesiastical side, during the Middle Ages. The illustrations of armour are also ad. mirable."
Atheneum, Nov. 29. Gibson, E. Bp., of London. A preservative against
Popery, in discourses upon the principal heads of controversy, by eminent divines.
Vol. 1, 2. 1738. 2 v. Guérin, V. Jérusalem ; son histoire, sa descrip
tion, ses établissements religieux. 1889. « Le meilleur livre que nous possedions sur la capi. tale de la Judée. Un plan de Jérusalem est placé à la
fin du volume." -- Reo. des ques. hist., juillet. Houghton, G: W.W. The coaches of colonial New
York; paper read before the N. Y. Hist.
Soc., Mar. 4. Howe, H. M. The metallurgy of steel. Vol. 1. Ives, B. Catalogue of [his) books and mss.; com
prising early printed books, Americana, etc.;
to be disposed of by auction, Mur. 5, etc. Jackson, L. Ten centuries of European progress.
* Mr. Jackson certainly writes in a curious style, and we fear that his volume comes under the category.too neither,' the information conveyed being too detailed to be read with interest, and yet not full enough to con. vey exhaustive information on any subject." — Alhe
ndum, Jan. 3. Jameson, J. S. The story of the rear column of
the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition; ed. by Mrs. J. S. Jameson; with fac-simile letters from Tippu Tib, nat. hist. app. by R. R. B.
Sharpe, etc. " An ardent naturalist as well as a keen sportsman, Jameson bad thrown in his lot with Stanley in order to
collect and shoot meat for the expedition.' ... Naturalists have already acknowledged that Mr. Jameson has added to their knowledge of the ornithology of the Upper Congo, and according to Mr. Bowdler Sharpe of the British Museum, not the least interesting of the new facts established by the collection is the indication of the route followed by some of our European birds on their way to their winter home in South Africa."
Spectator, Jan. 10. Johnson, E. The rise of Christendom. Junker, W: Travels in Africa, 1875-78; tr. by
A. H. Keane ; illust. " The general reader will find in it a vast amount of trustworthy information presented in an attractive form; the man of science-whether naturalist, anthropologist; or geographer – will turn to it to supplement and to il: lustrate the more strictly technical treatises of its author. Additional interest is imparted to this work be. cause of the account which it furnishes of the whole of the region which lies between Cairo and the Upper Nile. The book may fitly rank with Schweinfurth's "Heart of Africa.' Higher praise it would be difficult to bestow
on a record of travel.” – Athenæum, Oct. 25. Kastner, J. G: Les voix de Paris; hist. lit. et mu
sicale des cris populaires depuis le Moyen Age; préc. de Considérations sur l'origine et le caractère du cri en gén.; suivé de Les cris de Paris; symphonie humoristique, vocale, et
instr. 1857. Kemble, F. A. Further records, 1843-83; letters ;
sequel to Records of a girlhood, and Records
of later life. 2 v. " There is a fair sprinkling of good anecdotes and interesting gossip about the friends and acquaintances of her youth; but the volumes are disappointing after the • Records of a girlhood, ' and 'Records of a later life.'”
Atheneum, Feb. 28. Ko-ka. (Translated as “Flowers of the country.")
“ A new publication which comes from Japan itself. ... The text is entirely in Japanese; the improvement of an added text in some European language is yet to come. Each number contains either five or six full-page il. Justrations, the page being nine by fifteen inches. Of these illustrations some are photographic reductions of ancient paintings, and these are extremely well ren
dered.” – Nation, May 22. M., J. M. D. Caso original sucedido en estaca pital
ó sean observaciones importantes y consulta
al publico. _1820. Mallett, Sir L: Free exchange; papers on polit
ical and economical subjects; ed. by B. Mallet. “ Logical consistency is the note of all the papers in. cluded in this volume, the note of the admirable paper on the incidence of taxation and that on the law of value, of the demonstration of reciprocity as 'the essence of all trade,' and of the valuable reflections on monopolies,
natural and artificial.” – Sat. rev., Apr. 11. Marlet, L. Le comte de Montgomery.
“ M. Marlet nous a restitué la vie de Montgomery d'une plume élégante et vive, avec un grande richesse d'informations puisées aux meillieures sources. Il a le sens du pittoresque: tels des épisodes, le tournoi du roi Henri 11, le siège de Rouen, la nuit de Saint-Barthélemy et la poursuite de dix lieues à travers champs le lendemain, sont contés de main de maître. Nous devons remercier de cette nouvelle contribution à l'histoire du 16e siècle, l'historien des Châtillon, de Louise de Coligny, de Bussy d'Amboise et de Florimond Robertet." – Revue
des ques. hist., juillet. Martineau, Rev. J. Essays, reviews, and addresses.
“There is not one of these essays that is not masterly, - sometimes even masterful,- in its way, and there is
not one that has lost its interest by the mere lapse of time, though of course, as regards their occasion, the political essays are now obsolete." – Spectator, Jan.
24. Maspero, G. C. C: Histoire ancienne : Egypte
Assyrie. (Lectures hist. Classe de 6e.) " Picturesque series of historic sketches of ancient Egyptian and Assyrian life. There is probably po other living writer who would bave been so thoroughly at home in both these subjects, or have succeeded in casting them into a form so animated and so entertain.
ing." – Academy, Nov. 29. Maulde, R. de, afterwards Maulde la Clavière,
R. de. Histoire de Louis xii. Pt. 1. Vol.
1, 2. 2 v. 1889-90. “Every now and then it chances that among the welldrilled archivists who represent history in modern France there arises some one with the old French gifts of synthesis, of general ideas of life, philosophy, and imagination, yet having profited by the new French acqui. sitions of exact truth, minutest study, patient analysis, and unwearied criticism. When the rare conjunction takes place the result is an historian. M. de Maulde at his best (and he is often at his best) is such an historian, delightful and accurate, alive and exact. The details are carefully verified, and yet do not interfere with the
effect of the ensemble.” – Athenæum, Oct. 25. Moore, Rev. A. L. Essays scientific and philo
sophical; with memoirs. “ These essays, unequal both in their dimensions and in their merit, contain much that will fully sustain the reputation of their author. At the present moment many of us are fatigued with the unreality of scientific men wbo write on theology and the unreality of theolo. gians in their treatment of science. It is hard to say which makes one the more impatient, Archdeacon Deni. son on Wellhausen, or Mr. Huxley on the Deluge. It is, then, no small satisfaction to find those modern prob. lems which the intersection of the two departments are raising treated in a manner which shows that both are
equally real.” – Spectator, Mar. 21. Moore, G: H: Suum cuique ; John Dickinson the
author of the declaration on taking up arms in 1775; with a fac-simile of the original
draft. Morley, J: Studies in literature.
« Rather disappointing book of an able writer who rarely fails in correctness and vigour.” – Athenæum,
“ M. Müntz, dont il serait superflu de signaler la com. pétence, l'érudition et le talent d’écrivain, a tenu dans ce volume toutes les promesses que le premier avait fait concevoir, et montré qu'il était tout à fait à la bau. teur de la tâche importante qu'il avait assumé d'écrire une histoire générale de l'art moderne. Le tableau d'ensemble qu'il nous présente est aussi complet, aussi précis et aussi exact qu'il soit possible de l'imaginer; toutes les formes de l'art y sont représentées. L'abondance et le choix des gravures qui illustrent son livre charmeront les lecteurs qui ont pu contempler les
merveilles que garde l'Italie." — Roviie bleue, 20 déc. Negreyros y Soria, J. I. Superior revocacion de
las sentencias dadas en los consejos de guerra, hechos a los atormentados, apremiados y complicados en la demarcacion de Apam por la
figurada revolucion. 1820. Newman, W: Contributions chiefly to the early,
history of Cardinal Newman; with com
ments, " Professor Newman's little book on his brother is in. structive, amusing, and a little painful... Properly used, the sketch is decidedly valuable. After applying
(Apr. 20. 1891
the due reagents and qualifications, we get from it the fact that the Cardinal, honest man as he was did certainly present himself to this other honest man, who knew him intimately, as a person who from the begin. ning worked out a crochet, a peculiarity of tempera. ment, a call it what you will, much more than he obeyed the dictates of reason or the illuminations of fresh learn. ing. The two men, for all their strange differences, were strangely alike, and this polemic of the younger against the elder, doubtful as is its taste as a whole, and lens doubtful its accuracy in parts is both valuable as bringing out the likeness, and as throwing light on the idiosyncrasy of the greater of the two." Saturday
rev., Feb. 2i. Perry, G: G.
Religious pieces in prose and verse; ed. from R. Thornton's ms. in Lincoln Ca.
thedral. (Early Eng. Text Soc.) Piozzi, Mrs. H. L. S. T. Mrs. Thrale; a sketch of
her life and passages from her diaries, letters,
etc.; ed. by L. B. Seeley. “ The editor has waded through books many and long, and has had a great deal to do in shortening, condensing, and arranging materials before he could give to the world this agreeable sketch of a life that is indeed remarkable, but made more so, perhaps, by friendship and society than by any great distinction of its own." .
Spectator, Jan. 10. Portfolio, The; ed. by P. G. Hamerton. Index to
1st ser., 1870-89, vol. 1-20, Potter, A. C. Bibliography of Beaumont and
Fletcher. Prospecto para el establecimiento da la Academia
patriotica constitucional en Méjico. 1820.
Los borrachos y los niños suelen decir las verdades, ó carta de un vinatero a un amigo
suyo sobre el papel La Canoa, etc. 1820. Sanders, L. C. Life of R: Brinsley Sheridan.
(Great writers.) "The little Sheridan of Mr. Sanders is a specimen of its kind worthy to rank with some of the best of its predecessors – the Emerson,' and 'Carlyle' of Dr. Gar. pett, the Johnson' of Colonel Grant, the Smollett' of Mr. Hannay, the Dickens' of Mr. Marzials, the 'Congreve,' of Mr. Gosse. It is rapid and workman-like in style, and the author has evidently a good practical kuowledge of the stage of Sheridan's day. Of posi. tively new information we have noted little." - Sat
rev., Jan. 10. Sayce, Rev. A. H: Fresh light from the ancient
monuments; confirmations of the Bible from recent discoveries in Egypt, Assyria, Palestine, Babylonia, Asia Minor. 1888. (By
paths of Bible knowl.) Sepet, M.
Les préliminaires de la Révolution. “ Le tableau si complet qu'il trace de l'état de la so. ciété, le récit attachant des dernières années qui précè. dent 1789, où la mauvaise gestion des finances, l'anarchie des esprits, les troubles des provinces, le retâche. ment de tous les liens sociaux et politiques préparent la Révolution, justifient pleinement sa conclusion: on pou. vait faire des réformes pacifiques, mais on ne le pouvait qu'avec une grande habileté et une grande fermeté, et l'on n'eut ne l'une ni l'autre. Rev. des ques. hist.,
juillet. Slafter, E. F. The discovery of America by the
Northmen, 985-1015; discourse before the
N. H. Hist. Soc., Apr. 24. 1888. Smith, G: History of Babylonia; ed. by Rev. A.
H: Sayce. 1888. (Ancient hist. from the
monuments.) Stephens, C. A. On the Amazons; or, The cruise
of the Rambler ; as recorded by Wash. (1872.] (Camping-out ser.)
Thouvenel, E: A. La Grèce du roi Othon; corre
spondance; rec, et pub. par L. Thou venel. “ Ce gros volume présente un double intérêt. Il s'ad. resse en premier lieu aux historiens, qui y trouveront d'utiles renseignements sur les intrigues diploma. tiques dont Athènes était alors le théâtre. Les luttes d'influence y étaient continuelles entre les trois grandes puissances garantes de l'indépendance hellénique: la France, l'Angleterre et la Russie. Les lettres de M. Thouvenel permettent de suivre les phases diverses ue la politique française traversa dans le Levant, tandis que les gouvernements se succédaient à Paris." - Bibl.
univ., Aug. Tourneux, M. Bibliographie de l'histoire de Paris
pendant la Révolution Française. Vol. 1. Contents. Préliminaires événements,
“ Au nombre des publications relatives à l'histoire de Paris pendant la Révolution, que poursuit avec tant d'activité et de succès le service municipal des travaux historiques, nulle ne pouvait offrir une utilité plus géné. rale, ni un caractère d'impartialité plus incontestable, qu'un catalogue de documents décrits et classée suivant les règles d'une méthode rigoureuse. Cette énorme en. treprise, deux érudits de premier ordre se la sont par lagée, MM. Maurice Tourneux et Alexandre Tuetey M. Tourneux s'est mis au dépouillement des imprimés:
Le deuxième tome (organisation et rôle politiques. de Paris) est sous presse; le tome III embrassera les mo. numents, les meurs, et les institutions: le lome iv, les biographies et mémoires : le tome v sera consacré à la
table générale." – Revue bleue, 23 août. Tuetey, A. Répertoire général des sources manu
scrits de l'histoire de Paris pendant la Révo
lution Française. Vol. 1. “ M. Tuetey a recueilli les matériaux, non seulement dans son propre domaine des Archives Nationales, mais aux manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale et de l'Ar. senal, et dans les archives de la guerre, de la justice, de la ville de Paris et du départment de Seine-et (ise. L'his. toire ne tardera pas à se ressentir heureusement de la perfection de cet instrument de travail." - Revue
bleue, 23 août. Wagner, W: R: Letters to his Dresden friends, T.
Uhlig, W: Fischer, and F. Heine; tr, with
pref. by J. S. Shedlock.
“ Written at the suggestion of Stanley who will learn from it a few unpalatable home truths. In Mr. Ward's opinion, Mr. Stanley must himself bear the greater share of the blame for the disasters which over.
came his rear guard." - Athenaum, Mar. 28. Wells, H: P. City boys in the woods; or, A trap
ping venture in Maine; illust. " What differentiates this book from most works of the class to which it belongs, is the reality of the ad. ventures which are depicted in it. Well illustrated."
Spectator, Apr. 4.
Aristoteles. 'Aynalov Tolutela; on the constitu
tion of Athens; ed. by F: G: Kenyon. "Mr. Kenyon has done solid service by deciphering the papyrus: How painful the task of transcription has been will be recognized by all who study the fac. simile; and scholars owe him a debt of gratitude for weary hours of labour. We regret that we cannot say more. The authorities of the British Museum who might have had the help of disciplined masters of Aristotelian lore, eminent not in England only for sagacity and erudition, chose to commit the re. sponsibilities of editor and commentator to a member of their own staff, who, through no fault of his own, did not possess the requisite experinece and knowl. edge. The result is the book before us - a text brist. ling with corruptions, and a commentary not only capriciously incomplete, but uncritical and inaccurate."
Athenaum, Apr. 4. - Ethics ; Chase's tr. ; with introd. essay by G:
H: Lewes; (Nicomachean ethics. Camelot
ser.) Ballou, M. M. Aztec land.
Due north; or, Glimpses of Scandinavia and
7th ed. - The new Eldorado; a summer journey to
Alaska. 4th ed.
tralia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Samoa, etc.
(1888.) Balzac, H. de. Shorter stories ; Eng. versions by
W: Wilson, and Count Stenbock; with pref.
notice. (Camelot ser.) Barine, A. Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. (Grands
écrivains français.) “ There have been some excellent numbers of this series, but for sheer pleasantness of reading we do not think that any contribution has excelled, if any has equalled, that of the clever lady who calls herself Arvēde Barine on the author of 'Paul et Virginie.' Her general criticism of St. Pierre is sound. The most amusing part of the book is the earliest, which tells the story of Benardin's extraordinary. Odyssey,' as the French say, west, north, east, and whither not, of his' sensibility, his crotchets, his astounding want of common sense, with an engoue' wit which is quite French, and at the same time with a quiet humour which is almost wholly English." - Saturday review,
C: H. Foster.
“ A painful and dramatic story. There is some comedy to relieve the pathos of a melancholy story, and a good deal of satire or cynicism."
- Sat. rev., Nov. 1. Black is white; or, Continuity continued; by (the
Prig). “ A volume of chaff of the Church of England, the Nonconformist, and all religious bodies, except the Roman Catholics — an exception which suggests that possibly the book comes from a Roman Catholic source, although we are by no means sure tbis is the case."
Athenæum, Dec. 20. Bonney, Rev. T: G: Abbeys and churches of Eng
land and Wales. “ We expect a variety of interest in a volume that contains descriptions of fifty churches famous for their architectural beauty or for their associations, historical and literary. Nor are we disappointed. The writers one and all labour under the disadvantage of having to say a great deal in a small space.” – Spectator, Dec. 13.
Brady, W: M. Anglo-Roman papers. 1. The
English palace in Rome. 2. The eldest natural son of Charles II. 3. Cardinal Er.
skine. “Every one who has visited Rome must be familiar with the Palazzo Torlonia, the imposing building planned by Bramante. For a few years it belonged to Henry VII., and Henry vill.,and so came to be called the Eng. lish Palace. Mr. Brady discourses on some of the people who have lived in this magniticent dwelling, now fallen from its high estate and let out in flats. The memoirs of Cardinal Erskine though unskilfully put together, will be rend with more interest than his other
two papers.” – Sat. rev., Mar. 14. Brown, W: H. History of the first locomotives in
Allegations for marriage-licenses, 1679-94; ed. by
G: J. Armytage. 1890. 2 v. (Harleian Soc.) Chetwynd, Sir G: Racing reminiscences, and ex
periences of the turf. 2 v. “Sir George Chetwynd has one strong qualification for writing a book about racing - he knows his subject intimately and familiarly from every possible point of view. ... One feels perfectly safe, therefore, in the author's hands as regards his knowledge; and, indeed, it is a matter of common notoriety that what Sir George Chetwynd does not know about racing is not worth the trouble of learning. His competence from a liter. ary point of view, is another matter, aud his style is curiously unequal. He has much to tell us about the men as well as the horses that have been prominent on the Turf during the period over which his Reminis. cences extend."
Saturday rev., Feb. 21. Coppée, F. E: J. Les paroles sincères.
“ Coppée est, comme disent les Anglais,'a repre. Bentative man. Il est le Français, et surtout le Parisien de ce temps. Il dit en vers exquis, dont la forme est frappée à sa marque, nos pensées et surtout nos senti menis, doutes, fantaises, défaillances, rapides atten. drissements, inquiétudes du mieux, aspirations vagues. vers la vérité et la justice, rêvées plutôt que cherchées, entrevues et adorées dans un nuage." - Revue bleue,
29 nov. Cundall, F. The landscape and pastoral painters
of Holland; Ruisdael, Hobbema, Cuijp,
Potter. (Great artists.) “ The traditional lives of the Dutch pastoral painters were conjectural, and have proved to be inexact to ex
During the last few years several antiquarians of distinction, among them in particular Bredius, Van der Willingen, and Veth, have added so largely to our knowledge of detail, that fresh lives of these painters were imperatively called for. Mr. Cundall has produced within modest proportions, a volume which gives all that can at present be known about Ruisdael, Hobbema,
Cuyp, and Potter.” — Saf. red., Mar. 7. Davison, F. Poetical rhapsody; ed. by A. H:
Bullen. 2 v. “Mr. Bullen is not, we think, wrong in describing the book with which he has closed bis series of collections of Elizabethan lyrics as the most valuable of our old anthologies.' The historic interest' of 'Tottel' is greater, and the poetical merit of England's Helicon'is greater, but the poetical merit of the 'Rbapsody is, on the whole, higher than that of "Tottel,' and the historic interesi much higher than that of the 'Helicon.' For
28 Mr. Bullen well points out, we could reconstruct the latter, or very nearly so, from other sources; the contents of the Rhapsody'are for the most part, exclusively its
Sut. red., Apr. 11. Dawson, H: Life, 1811-78; with plates from his
works; comp. and illust. by A. Dawson. " There is reason to fear that the fame of Henry Dawson as a landscape painter is still but imperfectly
known to many of those who are well acquainted with the names of worse artists. Henry Dawson is one of those artists whose place it is somewhat difficult to assign, even though some years have elapsed since his death, and his style was of the old school' of English art. That he was very skilful cannot be doubted, any more than that his art was sincere and vigourous to begin with, and unusually subtle and accomplished at the end.' His claim as a colourist of a high, if not the highest, rank must also be conceded, But bis individ. uality, though, by no means weak, never quite domin.
ates his work." - Sat. red., Feb. 22. De Fonblanque, E: B. A life-journey from Mann
heim to Inkerman; from the Reminiscences
of an army surgeon. “In a way, the thing is like the vagueness and want of finish of real life, yet not like enough to impress the render with the least feeling of reality." — Athenæum,
Jan. 10. DeWolf, A. The town meeting; a manual of
Massachusetts law. Enebuske, C. J. Progressive gymnastic day's or
ders; according to the principles of the
Ling system. Ford, R. Thistledown; a book of Scotch humour,
character, folk-lore, story, etc. “A most comprehensive book on an almost inexhaustible subject, which is probably quite an untrodden tield to the inass of readers."
Atheneum, Feb. 14. Gibb, W: The royal house of Stuart; plates in
colours drawn from relics; with introd. by J: Skelton, and descriptive notes by W: H:
St. J. Hope. " What is termed an introduction to the artistic por. tion of the book, but is really a historico-biographical sketch of some length, and more weight, is contributed by Mr. John Skelton...... He is one of the most pic. turesque of living writers; indeed, he is much more Buccessful as an artist in words than as a disputant on historical questions. The reproductions of a num. ber of the Stuart relics which have figured in various of the exhibitions of recent years, and which are accompanied and explained by notes in which there is not a superfluous word, are marvels of chromolithography."
Spectator, Jan. 10. Gibbins, H; de B.
Industrial history of England. (University extension ser.) " The work should by no means be looked upon as a mere skeleton to be filled out and clothed by means of reference to the numerous larger works referred to. It will doubtless serve this purpone, and be found a use. ful guide by the serious student: but it is written in so pleasant a style, and with such a discreet avoidance of elaborate statistics and voluminous notes, that most readers will be glad to freshen up by its perusal their recollections of perhaps the most interesting portion of our national history. It is not always impartial, but it is always worth consideration." - Spectator,
Dec. 6. Gould, S. B.- In troubadour-land; a ramble in
Provence and Languedoc. “ The book is not altogether worthless; the illustrations are good, and about fifty pages, or less than a sixth of it, contain matter which if printed as a pam. phlet, might have constituted a valuable supplement to the exhaustive guide books which illustrate these well. known regions all of which lie either on, or a few miles away from, main lines of railway. In its present form it is difficult to see for whose instruction the work was intended. We sincerely hope that neither those who have to winter among English fogs, nor those who can escape to sunny Provence, will take their impressions of that romantic land from this ill-conceived book."
- Athenæum, Jan. 10. Grant, R. Mrs. Harold Stagg; a novel; illust.
by H. C. Edwards.
Hughes, G: M. History of Windsor Forest, Sun
ninghill, and the Great Park. “ Though Mr. Hughes has been compelled to sweep away various curiosities of parochial gossip, it need not be assumed that he has therefore put together a dull dry book. This would be doing these pages a decided injustice, for they mostly possess the rare merit of com. bining accurate archæology and correct history with well-sustained interest and an attractive style. There is not a dull line in the chapter which tells of the peo. ple' of the Forest from the times of Edward II. to the
present day.” - Athenæum, Nov. 22. Hurd, D. H. History of Middlesex Co., Mass.;
with biog. sketches. 3 v. Hyde, D. Beside the fire; Irish Gaelic folk sto
ries; with add. notes by A. Nutt. “ All the tales are told with much characteristic hu. mour, and are illustrated with notes by the editor, and by Mr. Alfred Nutt. Mr. Nutt in a brief preface traces the come and go between Märchen,' Sages, .bardic sto. rier,' and folk-lore again. The book is valuable and entertaining, though it would have been more valuable still had circumstances not prevented Mr. Nutt from making his comments as complete as he desired. But Dr. Hyde's introduction is full of much lore, in addition to his re. marks on the decay of the Irish language.” – Saturday
rev., Feb. 7. Ibsen, H: Hedda Gabler; a drama; tr. by E
Gosse. “ The character, colloquial almost if not quite to vul. garity, of the Norwegian dramatist's dialogue throws great difficulties in the way of bis translators; but Mr. Gosse has, on the whole, surmounted them better than any one.
Hedda Gabler strikes us as a stronger
“ It is all that a boy's book should be, and in the first rank of such literature there is none more fascinating.
This delightful book is to some extent the autobi. ography of the early years of Richard Jefferies.” - Sat. Jennings, H. Phallic miscellanies ; ancient and
modern sex worship as illust. chiefly in the religions of India; an app. to Phallism, and
nature worship. Keynes, J: N. The scope and method of political
economy. « The tenor of Mr. Keynes' book is, that though po. litical economy is intimately connected with ethice and sociology generally, as geography is connected with ge. ology, still as a positive science it should stand alone, and must, indeed, be specialised if any progress is to be made. His arguments strike us as reasonable." - West
minster review, March. Kovalevsky, M. Modern customs and ancient
laws of Russia ; Ilchester lectures, 1889-90. “ As an admirer, though not a blind disciple of Sir Henry Maine, the writer of this book has written of the
reo., Nov. 29.