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Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. Vol. XIX. 8vo. 15s.
LITERARY NEWS.-WORKS IN PROGRESS. Captain Marryat is about to print bis new work, “ Japhet in Search of a Father," of which portions have appeared in our pages, in a separate form, and uniform with his other productions. We have no doubt that this publication will greatly extend the already higb literary reputation of its distinguished author.
Our readers will be gratified to learn that Mr. Bulwer has committed to the Press a new work, entitled • Rienzi, or the Last of the Tribunes :" the deep interest of the story, from the powerful pen of Mr. Bulwer, will doubtless render this a 'work of very extraordinary attraction.
Miss Landon's new Poem, " The Vow of the Peacock," with a beautiful Portrait of the accomplished authoress, is now ready.
Mr. Grattan's new work, “ Agnes de Mansfeldt," is nearly completed. It has been, we understand, retarded in consequence of the delay of part of the work on its transmission to England through the foreign post.
The new work, entitled “My Aunt Pontypool,” respecting which so much ex. pectation exists, will, we learn, be ready for publication on the 4th instant. * The “ Book of Gems," lately announced, containing upwards of fifty splendid Engravings, with Poetical Illustrations, one of the most costly works yet produced, is on the eve of publication.
Mr. Lodge's “ Peerage for 1836,” corrected throughout to the present date, will be published on the 10th, in time for the Almanacks.
Mr. J. A. St. John announces, under the title of the “ Masterpieces of English Prose Literature," a selection of the most celebrated authors of Britain, with preliminary discourses on their genius, and notes, historical, biographical, and literary, &c.
Narrative of a Voyage round the World, describing the British Settlements and Islands on the Northern Coast of New Holland. By T. B. Wilson, Surgeon, R.N.
The Book of Christmas, in Prose and Verse. Edited by T. K. Hervey, with engraved Illustrations and Woodcut Vignettes, designed by R. Seymour.
Memoirs of the Prince of Peace, formerly Prime Minister of the King of Spain, translated under the superintendence of his Highness, from the original Ms. Bu Lieut.-Colonel D’Esmenard. With Portraits from original Paintings of Charles IV. his Queen, and two Portraits of his Highness.
Tales and Fables, suggested by the Frescoes at Pompeii. By M. Le Gros, with Engravings.
Agnes Searle. By the author of “ The Heiress.” Chronicles of Waltham. By the Rev. G. R. Gleig. Mr. N. P. Willis's Pencillings by the Way.
Lieutenant Holman's fourth and concluding volume of his singular Voyages and Travels round the World.
Plebeians and Patricians : a Novel, By the author of “ Old Maids."
Marco Visconti : an Historical Romance. A translation of the Fourteenth Century, from the Italian. By Miss Caroline Ward.
We have the pleasure to announce, that J. A. St. John, Esq., author of “ Tales of the Ramadhan," “ Egypt, and Mobammed Ali,” &c. bas nearly ready for publication a new Novel, entitled “ Margaret Ravenscroft, or Second Love," founded, it is rumoured, upon certain extraordinary incidents in the history of a distinguished English family.
The Wallsend Miner. By James Everett, author of “ The Village Blacksmith," &c.
A new and complete edition of Juvenal's Satires, linearly translated, with Notes, &c. By Dr. P. A. Nuttall, translator of Virgil and Horace.
Land and Sea Tales. By the author of "Tough Yarns.” Embellished by George Cruikshank.
Cherville's First Steps to French.
A Treatise on Painting. By Leonardo da Vinci. Faithfully translated from the original Italian, and digested under proper heads. By John Francis Rigaud, Esq., Academician of the Royal Academy of Painting at London, and also of the Academia Clementina at Bologna, and the Royal Academy at Stockbolm. Illustrated with twenty-three Copper-plates, and other figures. To which is prefixed, a Life of the Author, with a critical account of his works. By John William Brown, Esq.
The Bird Catcher's Song. Words by Manley HOPKINS. Music by Tho
MAS KILNER. J. A. Novello.
From this rather unpromising subject the author has produced some pretty and playful words; while Mr. Kilner, in the sweet melody he has given to them, has fully supported the reputation he gained from his “ Rover's Bride."
Finden's Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, consisting of Views of the most Remarkable Places mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. From finished Drawings by STANFIELD, TURNER, CALLCOTT, and other eminent Artists. Made from Original Sketches taken on the Spot, with Descriptions of the Plates, by the Rev. THOMAS HARTWELL HORNE, B.D. John Murray, Albemarle Street; Charles Tilt, Fleet Street.
We have got to the nineteenth number of this undertaking, so acceptable to all classes. The first plate gives us a representation of the “Mosque erected over the Graves of Abraham and the Patriarcbs.” There is nothing remarkable in the Islamite building; being imposingly placed, it gives the picture a fine relief. The “ Mosque of Omar," in Jerusalem, on Mount Moriah, on the site where once stood the Temple of Solomon, is by no means a splendid piece of architecture. However, it forms an interesting engraving, interesting by many associations. “The summit of Mount Sinai " is nothing but a wild and rugged rock. “ Cana of Galilee" is a distant view of a small, ancient, and eastern-looking town. The foreground is strikingly relieved by a group surrounding a well. All these plates are executed in the best style, and are deserving of illustrating any edition of the Bible not too large. We understand that the whole will be completed in twenty-four numbers, and then we suppose that scarcely any remarkable spot mentioned in Holy Writ will not have been portrayed. This undertaking has always been an especial favourite of ours-in which feeling of preference the public have widely partici. pated.
Stanfield's Coast Scenery. A Series of Views in the British Channel, and
on the Coasts of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, and other Picturesque Portions of the European Continent, from Original Drawings taken expressly for this Work, by CLARKSON STANFIELD, Esq. R. A. Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill.
This, the fifth number, commences with the “ Blockade Station of Rye Old Harbour.” It is an eminently English, and beautifully delineated, scene. The wooden walls are even majestic in their decrepitude.“ Powderbam Park, Exmouth," is faithful, and true to natural effect. It is well engraved, and the effect clear and imposing. The view of “ Hamoaze, Plymouth,” is the most splendid of the series. Honestly, we never saw an engraving that pleased us more. Every impression of it is worth the price of the number tenfold. “ Easy Cliff, Hastings," we find too bard, the lights and shadows contrast too violently, and the rocks are too coarsely marked in. We think the engraver in fault. His band has been too heavy. Still there is much spirit in the plate, and great beauty in the design. We can conceive no work more deserving of general patronage, and what it deserves it will find,
Switzerland. By WILLIAM BEATTIE, M.D. Graduate of the University
of Edinburgh, Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, &c. &c. Illustrated by a Series of Views, taken expressly for this Work, by W. H. BARTLETT, Esq. Part XVI. George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane.
This splendid production has advanced triumphantly to the sixteenth number, and made familiar to the British public scenes ranging from the most awful grandeur to the gentlest loveliness. The present part commences with a “ View of Mont Blanc,” as seen from the Jura. "The mass of mountains, with their snow-clad pinnacles, of which Mont Blanc is the towering centre, pierces an almost cloudless sky, and we have thus a clearly-defined outline of these rock-formed giants. The artist bas well managed his foreground, so as to give the spectator an excellent idea that even there the height is great, as he has placed a fleecy cloud intercepting the view of a rock in a portion near the eye. The engraving of this plate is very finely marked. “ The Castle of Chillon” is a placid and romantic view. The old walls and capped towers are gently touched by the light of the young moon, whilst the lake sleeps below, imparting to the beholder a beautiful feeling of sere. nity. The effect of this engraving is exquisite. It is from the burin of Woolnoth. The “ Glacier of Bossops," in the Valley of Chamouni, is as wild a scene as can well be imagined, and it is really a discomfort to look upon it. The icebergs of the North Pole seem to have grounded amidst savage rocks and wild forests. The “ Gallery of Gondo" is such a scene that Alpine regions only could afford. The sky is almost shut out from view in the stupendous pass. In the letter-press Dr. Beattie gives us an exciting detail of the battle of Wolfsbalden, so fatal and so disgraceful to the Austrian forces. We have then a rapid description of the Canton of St. Gall, with much of its history, finishing with a romantic story of the “ Beautiful Ida," a fitting theme for the poet. The number finishes with a commencement of the Canton of Thorgau ; and we shall conclude our notice of it, by saying, that the literary part is all too short-a singular fault in these volumi. nous times.
The Destroying Angel. By John Martin, Esq. Published by J. Martin,
30, Alsop's Terrace, New Road; and Ackerman, Strand.
Is it a praise too lofty to call Mr. Martin the Milton of painters? Posterity must decide. Of this we are assured, that the works of no other artist fill the mind with ideas so grand. In the engraving before us there is much, very much, of the sublimity that we always expect from his powerful pencil, and something also that we think inconsistent with propriety. The awful and ponderous calm that seems to bang so heavily on air and earth, with the dim visage of vengeance, hardly seen through the straight and rigid clouds, with the gorgeous architecture in the middle distance, have the grandest effect. What we dislike is, seeing men, women, and animals congregated together upon the rocky ground, outside of the city, to die, or to mourn over recent death. Such scenes as these, at least with respect to mankind, would take place, if not all within doors, surely not where they are represented. But perhaps we are hypercritical, and it is quite right that the whole population of the city should rush out and enact their mourning just as the artist has described them. With this exception, we think the plate well calculated to support the great and justly earned fame of the painter, and that it will be eagerly sought for by all who have a refined taste.
THE COMMERCIAL RELATIONS OF THE COUNTRY
In all respects remain nearly in statu quo since our last, with the exception of a considerable improvement in the iron trade and all its branches, as well foreign as internal. As a set off against this, we may instance this year a great falling off in our imports from the West Indies, which, of course, will make a corresponding deficiency in our exports. Never was there a blow more inimical to commerce inflicted than that which turned contented slaves that would work, into discontented apprentices who will not. The future loss to the country will be immense, and we have bought it at the trifling expense of twenty millions sterling, and we may add, at least another million for the expenses of the commissioners who will have to dole it out; not forgetting the increased burthen to the country of the stipendiary magistrates, an attendant and a continuous one upon the measure. In the other departments of our commerce, as we have before mentioned, there has been but little variation. We must confess that about London there seems, just now, in most businesses, the pressure of great dulness. The harvest throughout the country has been generally abundant, and grain does not fetch remunerating prices. Still, with this apparent cheapness of the necessaries of life, there is great privation among the middle, and destitution among the lower classes.
PRICES OF THE PUBLIC FUNDS,
On Monday, 26th of October.
FOR BIGN STOCKS.
Brazilian, 1824, Five per Cent., 84 hall, Bank Stock, 209, 10.-Consols for Account, 5. - Colombian, (1824,) Six per Cent., 32 91 three-eightbs, half.Three per Cent., Re balf.-Dutch Two and a Half per Cent., 55
h8.-Three and a quarter, balf.- Mexican, Six per Cent., 37, Half per Cent., Reduced, 98 hall, five-eighths. 8.-Spanish, (Cortes) 44 quarter. - Exchequer Bills, 1,0001. 11, 16. — India
SHARES. Bonds, 2, 4.
Real del Monte, 16 half, 17 ball.-United
Mexican, 3 half, 4. Money MarkeT-During the month there have been the usual slight variations in all the securities. The operations of the Bank have been watched with some suspicion, but that establishment having, in some degree, attended to the public feeling, the excitement on that subject bas nearly subsided.
BANKRUPTS. FROM sept. 22, TO OCTOBER 23, 1835, INCLUSIVE, Sept. 22.-J. W. Buckland, Union Road, Place, Bryanstone Square, coal merchant.-J. Albany Road, Old Kent Road, Surrey, British R. Glenister, Tring, Hertfordshire, auctioneer plate manufacturer.-J. Bailey, Southampton, and commission agent.-J. Davis, Two Brewhatter.-J. M'Entire, Belfast, Ireland, mer ers, Goswell Street, licensed victualler.-W. chant. - R. Jones, Carnarvon, draper.-G. P. Dobree, New City Chambers, Bishopsgate Pearson and T. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, paper Street, merchant.--). Brown, Lower Place, merchants,
Middlesex, chandler.-W. Partridge, Birminga Sept. 25.-P. Campbell, Jerusalem Coffee. ham, haberdasher.-W. Bishton, Parkfield, House, City, master mariner.-C. Basan and Staffordshire, ironmaster.-J. Greaves, Liver. T. G. Baynton, Strand, licensed victuallers. pool, merchant.-J. Perowne, Dickelburgh, E. Edwards, Kingston upon-Hall, common Norfolk, grocer and draper. brewer.-S. Lorymer, Bristol, brewer.
Oct. 13.-G. Longman, Bride Lane, City, Sept. 29-W. Scamell, Tottenham Court licensed victualler. - T. Cooke, Liverpool, Road, leather seller.-W. Key, Isleworth, chemist.-W. Boutland, Bill Quay, Durham, linen draper.-G. Maggs, Bilston, linen dra ship builder.-H. Bulgin, Bristol, bookseller. per.-F. How, Margate, hotel keeper.-T. -W. Splatt, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, Nabb, Manchester, auctioneer.-J. Lorymer, flint grinder. Bristol, corn factor.--G. Nicholson, Rother Oct. 16.-C. and C. Mason, Piccadilly, livery ham, Yorkshire, grocer,
stable keepers.-H. H. Davies, Soho Square, Oct. 2.-J. Nightingale, Oxford Street, vic auctioneer-G. C. Weber, Eaton Row, Eaton toaller.-S. Gartley, Golden Lane, St. Luke's, Square, dealer in horses.-J. Keyse, Youl's victualler.-R. Taylerson, South Shields, Dur Place, Old Kent Road, plumber.-S. Lewis, ham, ship-owper.-T. Tempest, Leeds, grocer. Cheltenham, builder. -W. Finney, Jun., Hanley, Stoke-upon-Trent, Oct. 20.-J. A.Storey, Derby, grocer.-R.B. grocer.-H. C. Allport, Bread Street Hill, Bender, South Street, Grosvenor Square, wine commission agent.
merchant.-T. Wagstaff, Little Exeter Street, Oct. 6.-R. Fenner and S. Hobson, London Chelsea.-W. Grey, Liverpool, commission Street, Fenchurch Street, corn factors. - J.
agent. Shayler, Blackman Street, Southwark, draper. Oct. 23 --R. Pease, Leeds, timber merchant. -R. Woods, Cambridge, builder-T. Taylor, -J. N. Depois, Lisle Street, Leicester Square, Jate of Steeple Ashton, Wilts, dealer. W . coach maker.-A. Moore, Wells Row, Isling. Whiston, Aston Street, Birmingham, smelter ton, builder.-T. Bonner, Horseferry Road, and refiner. T. Hanesworth, Sheffield, hatter. Westminster, cow keeper.-J.T. Mercer, Man
Oct. 9.-E. Cawley, Bridport, Dorsetshire, chester, plumber.-J. Wallace, Liverpool, proopholder.-A. Carter, Wenlock Basin, City vision merchant.-R. Claxton, Norwich, tailor. Road, iron merchant.-H. Robinson, Nutford
J. F. Saunders, of Tenterden Street, Hanover Square, Middlesex, Gentleman, for improvements in clarifying raw cane and other vegetable and saccharine juices, and in bleaching such raw juices. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. September 1st, 6 months.
J.J. C. Sheridan, of Walworth, Surrey, Chemist, for an improvement in the manufacture of soap. September 17th, 6 months.
W. Mason, of Brecknock Terrace, Camden Town, Middlesex, Engineer, for certain improvements on wheels, boxes, and axletrees of carriages for carrying persons and goods on common roads and railways. September 24th, 6 months.
J. P. Westhead, of Manchester, Smallware Manufacturer, for certain improvements in the manufacture of smallwares, and an improved arrangement of machinery for covering or forming a case around any wire, cord, gut-thread, or other substance, so as to render the same suitable for various useful purposes. September 24th, 6 months.