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Miss Charlotte M. Yonge has in preparation a AT WORK.

story entitled “The Slaves of Sabinus.” The scene This column is reserved intirely for Members of the

is laid in the time of Vespasian, and the book will

be published in the autumn season. The seventh Society, who are invited to keep the Editor

series of the “Cameos of English History,” by the acquainted with their work and engagements.

same author, is now appearing. R. WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI

Mr. W. A. Copinger, F.S.A., the author of is at present engaged upon an annotated

“The Law of Copyright in Works of Literature edition of Shelley's “Adonais” for the and Art,” has now in hand a Bibliography of the Clarendon Press. It will contain a considerable

various editions of the Latin Bible in the fifteenth amount of prefatory matter, and a long series of and sixteenth centuries, with full collations, and notes. Mr. Rossetti is also engaged upon a series

fac-sinsiles of pages of the principal editions. of articles, bearing the title “Portraits of Robert Browning," which are appearing, with copious The life of “Carmen Sylva," Queen of Rouillustrations, in The Magazine of Art.

mania--a translation from the German (Messrs.

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co.)—contains Mrs. Brightwen, who is one of the Vice-Presi- numerous extracts from the illustrious lady's poetry, dents of the Selborne Society, is issuing a small which have been gracefully rendered into English book, entitled "Wild Nature Won by Kindness.” by Sir Edwin Arnold. It will be illustrated partly by the author, and partly by Mr. Carruthers Gould, and will be pub

“Thomas Dain, the Memoirs of an Irish Patriot, lished by Mr. T. Fisher Unwin.

1840-1846,” is also announced by the same pub

lisher. The author is Sir Charles Gavan Duffy Mr. T. Bailey Saunders has in the press

K.C.M.G. “Counsels and Maxims,” being the second part

M. Jusserand, author of "English Wayfaring of Arthur Schopenhauer's “Aphorismen zur Le

Life,” and an honorary foreign member of our bensweisheit." It is to be uniform with the

Society, has revised and enlarged his work, "Le “Wisdom of Life," the first part of the same work

Roman au temps de Shakespeare," and a translation (Swan, Sonnenschein, & Co., 1 vol., 25. 6d.). His

of it has just been issued (Mr. T. Fisher Unwin). translation of Schopenhauer's "Religion : a Dialogue," and other Essays, is going into a second Miss Jane E. Harrison, author of "Myths of the edition.

Odyssey, &c.,” has written anintroductory essay, with

archæological comments, to Miss Verrall's work Mr. H. G. Keene, C.I.E., is engaged in editing upon Ancient Athens (Messrs. Macmillan & Co.). an Oriental Biographical Dictionary. The workfounded on materials collected by the late Mr. The Rev. Charles D. Bell, D.D., of Cheltenham, Thomas Beale, an assistant of Sir H. Elliot's— has just published “A Winter on the Nile” was originally brought out in Calcutta under the (Hodder and Stoughton, price 6s.), containing the auspices of the Government of the North-West record of a tour up the Nile as far as the Second Provinces. As the editor was at a distance from Cataract, with a sojourn at Luxor and a description the press, and his time was much forestalled by of recent discoveries and antiquities at Bubastis his official occupation, a good many clerical and

and the Fayoum. typographical errors escaped attention ; but the book was found useful by scholars, and is now

Marion Crawford's new book, “A Cigarette scarce.

Mr. Keene's edition, besides containing Maker's Romance,” will be published this month corrections of these errors, will also include con- (Macmillan). siderable additional matter. It will be published by Messrs. W. H. Allen & Co., and the price, to Mr. Edward Clodd's “Story of Creation” will subscribers, will be 155.

be issued in a cheaper edition next month by

Messrs. Longmans. An Italian translation will In the new edition of “Chitty on Contracts,” now also be published in Rome shortly. being issued under the auspices of Mr. ). M. Lely and Mr. Nevill Geary, there will be found (p. 665) a Mr. Edmund Gosse announces the first three recentiy settled agreement for publication on com- volumes of an International Library, under his mission, the author retaining his copyright. The editorship (William Heineman). (Ine is from agreement was settled by the Society of Authors. the French, one from the German, and one from the Norwegian. A search is to be made on all Tartan of each Clan. It has been prepared by hands and in all languages for such books as com- Mrs. Philip Champion de Crespigny, and is subbine the greatest literary value with the most scribed in a limited edition by Mr. Bernard curious and amusing qualities of manner and Quaritch, at a guinea. matter. If such a search is only rewarded by a modicum of success a large body of readers Dr. Beattie Crozier, whose book, "Civilization should be placed under a great debt to editor and and Progress,” met with such success last year, has publisher.

in hand a book dealing with the Labour Question.

The book will be a sequel to “Civilization and A new edition of Lamb's “Adventures of Ulysses' Progress," and will be published by Messrs. Longwill be issued shortly, edited by Mr. Andrew mans & Co. Lang.

Mrs. Kennard has begun a new novel in London The Open Courta Chicago journal--is at Society, entitled “A Homburg Beauty." Her present publishing a series of papers by Mr. T. story, “That Pretty Little Horse-breaker,” will run Bailey Saunders, constituting a short critical re- upon the Syndicate System with Mr. Tillotson, at view of recent theories on the Origin of Reason.

the end of this year. Miss Mary Rowsell is engaged upon a biography “John Strange Winter" will also employ the Synof Charlotte de la Tremouille, Countess of Derbydicate System over her new novel. This will run (the Lady of Lathom), (Vizetelly & Co.). The book as a serial in various newspapers from September is to form one of a series of Romantic Biographies. to December. Miss Rowsell is also dramatizing her novel “The Red House."

Mr. H. J. B. Montgomery, author of “The

British Navy in the present Year of Grace,” is Mr. Oswald Crawfurd, C.M.G., Her Majesty's publishing some reminiscences of the Naval Consul at Oporto, author of " Portugal: Old and Service in the Naval and Military Argus. These New," "Beyond the Seas,” “Sylvia Arden,” is will shortly appear in book form. working upon the final revise of "Round the Calendar in Portugal,” a book dealing chiefly with The names of subscribers to Mr. W. F. Smith's rural life and rural themes in that country. The “Rabelais ” are rapidly coming in. It is expected work is copiously illustrated by Miss Dorothy that the book will go to press almost immediately. Tennant, Mrs. Arthur Walter, Miss Alice Wood- The agent for The Author is Mr. A. P. Watt. ward, Miss Winifred Thomson, Mr. Tristram Elles, Mr. Ambrose Lee, and the author.

Mr. Rudyard Kipling's “A Conference of the

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of the Magazine in this country, was also published great critic to be prefixed to Sainte Beuve's Essays, simultaneously in America, Australia, and India. which are announced by Mr. David Stott, as a volume in a new series, entitled "Masterpieces of

Mr. Bret Harte is engaged writing a short story Foreign Authors."

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Henry Herman is about to issue shortly the latest volume of the Canterbury Series, “Great

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a collection of theatrical anecdotes which have William Sharp (Walter Scott).

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