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Sr. DUNSTAN's House, E.C. evinced in what promises to be the sensation
The title of the book THE 'HE winter of discontent in the book world will be “The Fatal Illness of Frederick the is upon us. It has likewise fallen upon
Noble. It is anticipated that the famous
physician will herein throw light upon many the newspaper world, though as yet we have important and obscure incidents of the past. not had any remarkable evidences of the The publishers, Messrs. Sampson Low & Co., curiosities of the silly season. One of these expect that the book will be ready for publicuriosities, it is true, has appeared, and we are. cation about the end of September. glad of the opportunity to welcome a few A WARNING.-A correspondent has renotices of books in the columns of the daily quested us to warn booksellers of a man, in press. Since the armistice in parliamentary Leeds district. He has been there two dif
the garb of a clergyman, stealing books in the squabbling, we have seen one or two reviews of ferent times, when he stole two of Leigh books which were published a year or eighteen Hunt's books first, and the second time a months ago, but though authors and publishers spotless copy of Rogers' poems. He is a man may think the interval rather long, it is best about 35 or 40, 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high ; pale to be thankful for what we can get.
face, black whiskers, and soft in speech ; and The condition of affairs in reviewing is
carries a Gladstone bag. without doubt amazingly unsatisfactory. The daily papers, and some high-toned weekly ones too, seem to take not the slightest notice of
Notes and News new books until they have been so long before The World of Adventure' is the title of a the public that reviews are uncalled for, or new serial work, the first part of which will be have disappeared so quickly from publicity published by Messrs. Cassell & Company next that reviews are valueless. Newspapers receive
month. It will contain a graphic narrative of
the brave and daring deeds done in the present very considerable support from the publishers day and in past centuries, and will be illusof Great Britain. The proprietors are indebted trated with several hundred engravings from to them for a regular course of tangible aid, original drawings. more regular, perhaps, than that afforded by A new and cheap edition of the splendid the theatrical fraternity, and yet the latter work · Pioneers of the Alps' has just been pubbody gets a much larger share of notice than lished by Messrs. Sampson Low & Co. This ordinary literary workers. Something ought
work contains portraits of nearly all the Alpine to be done to induce the editors of our metro
celebrities. politan dailies to give fuller attention quickly
The scenery of the Alps is about to be deto the reviews of new books ; this is a subject printed and published, entitled “The Pennine
picted with force in a new work, privately for the consideration of authors, of whom Alps.' The views, judging from the specimens there are a goodly number at work on the we have seen, are charmingly executed. This newspaper press. One or two northern papers work will appear during the early winter. give an example in this respect which might We are pleased to hear of a re-issue, revised, be worthily followed by the great journals of of Chambers' 'Cyclopædia of English LiteraLondon to their own credit, as well as to the ture,' which will be commenced on October 1. advancement of literature viewed in its modern book of its kind.
For convenience of reference this is the best light as a profession.
‘Saint Margaret’ is the title of a story
by William Tirebuck, which Messrs. W. P. SiR MORELL MACKENZIE'S FORTHCOMING Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell have in the press for Book.--Great interest is naturally being immediate publication.
With reference to Mr. Farmer's “Ameri- | Local Government Act, entitled 'The County canisms, Old and New,' announced in our last Council Compendium.' It is dedicated, by issue as about to be published by subscription, permission, to the president of the Local we may mention that the trade agents are Government Board, and contains several Messrs. Hamilton, Adams, & Co.
appendices of statutes of a cognate nature to Messrs. Reeves & Turner's New Trade the new measure, together with extracts from Catalogue is before us. Besides their publica- parliamentary papers. tions it includes a very miscellaneous lot of It is intimated that shortly will be issued books upon all sorts of subjects, notably many a new edition of the Ballads of Hans Breitof the desirable works issued by Mr. J. Russell mann, revised by the author, and containing a Smith, offered at prices which should effect a number of new Anglo-German poems, which speedy sale.
it is believed will be found fully equal to any A new autumn edition of Walks in Epping of the old favourites. The greatest pains will Forest,' by Percy Lindley, describing portions be taken to render this edition as perfect as less known to pedestrians, is in preparation. possible. Professor Boulger has contributed some Notes Messrs. Macmillan announce that future upon the recent extensive tree-felling and numbers of The English Illustrated Magazine 'forestry' operations in Epping Forest to the will be enlarged to seventy pages. With the same issue.
increased space at the editor's disposal it is Those of our readers who are interested in proposed to enlarge the department devoted Indian law will be glad to hear that the second to fiction, and to further develop the literary volume of the Anglo-Indian Codes, which Mr. portion of the magazine. In future each numWhitley Stokes is preparing for the Clarendon ber will contain a complete story or part of a Press, is nearly ready for publication. It short serial in addition to the monthly instaltreats of Adjective Law, and includes the Code ment of the annual novel, and the frontispiece of Criminal Procedure, the Code of Civil Pro- will be printed separately on thicker paper. cedure, the Evidence Act, 1872, the Oaths The leading work of fiction for the new year Act, the Limitation Act, and other statutes. will be supplied by F. Marion Crawford, and The work is fully furnished with notes and is entitled Sant Ilario.' The price of the appendices, and forms a thick octavo volume magazine remains as before. of more than 1,200 pages.
Early in October will be published by Henry J. Dane, of Paternoster Row, ‘Juvenile
Continental Notes Literature as it is,' by Mr. Edward Salmon. Prof. Dr. G. Schweinfurth, the well-known Mr. Salmon's name will be known in con- African traveller, has made an important connection with various articles in the Fortnightly tribution to the literature of the Egyptian Review and the Nineteenth Century on boys' Soudan question, by an article entitled and girls' books. The interest taken in these · Considerations on the Egyptian Soudan articles has induced him to go much more and the Upper Nile Region, which appeared thoroughly into the whole subject, and to in the “ Deutsches Wochenblatt' of the 16th endeavour to give an account of the books and ultimo. The writer gives his views on the magazines produced for the young. The work policy of England in the Soudan, on the fate of individual writers has been carefully con- of Stanley and Emin Pasha, and the carrying sidered. The first chapter is made up of out of a German expedition for the relief of statistics, and remarks by young people on the Emin Pasha. books they like best, the material for which
R. Lechners K.K. Hofbuchhandlung in was placed at Mr. Salmon's disposal by Mr. Charles Welsh, whose name is so intimately the Development of Industry and Technics
Wien, has just published a valuable report on associated with juvenile literature. No
in Austria from 1848 to 1888. This work, previous book has taken up the question of the recent development in children's literature. which results from the labours of the Com
mission of the Technical Exhibition, held on The question of a free and open church, the occasion of the Jubilee of the fortieth which is just now attracting so much attention anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph's acthrough the Canterbury Encyclical and the cession to the throne, contains much inforcorrespondenee in the Times and other news- mation about the industrial, commercial, and papers, is dealt with in a shilling story with technical schools of Austria-Hungary. a purpose,' entitled 'The Keys of Saint
At the present time, when the condition of Martin's,' which will be published next week
agriculture in this country has so forced itself by Messrs. Houlston & Sons.
upon public opinion that the establishment of Miss Florence Warden, author of The a Ministry of Agriculture has become an House on the Marsh,' will contribute a serial accomplished fact, M. Alphonse Allard's new story of Yorkshire life to the new volume of work, 'Etude sur la Crise agricole, commerCassell's Saturday Journal, commencing with ciale et ouvrière et ses causes monétaires en the number published on the 26th inst. Angleterre,' is sure to attract attention. It is
Mr. Stephen, one of the editors of published by C. Muquardt, of Brussels. Stephen's Commentaries upon the Laws of Yet another universal language has come England,' and Mr. Horace Milles, of the to the front in La Lingoo Internacia, by Middle Temple, have prepared a work on the L. Enistend. The system has at least this
degree of interest attaching to it, that it has made by them at that place. “L'Acropole de been devised by one who had hitherto warmly Suse,' par Marcel Dieulafoy, ingénieur en advocated Volapük.
chef des Ponts et Chaussées, a quarto volume We have received from Herr F. A. with three large illustrations in black and Brockhaus, of Leipzig, a list of announcements white, and 13 coloured plates. Les Grands bearing date the 20th ult. Amongst these Voyageurs de notre Siècle,' par G. Meisson. Of we note ‘Der neue Pitaval'(a collection of the the 250 engravings illustrating this interesting most interesting criminal histories of all ages
work, forty are portraits and forty-five are and countries), new series, vol. 22, which maps. MM. Hachette and Co. also announce contains : ‘Johann von Wesel and his times, the first volume of an important work by Mr. * A Case of Witchcraft in the 15th Century, Nationale des Beaux Arts, Histoire de l'Art
Conservateur de l'Ecole Remarkable Criminal Cases in England,' Vendetta in Kentucky, 1877-87,"°The pendant la Renaissance. This volume, entitled Attempted Assassination of Bazaine,' &c., &c. : Italie, Les Primitifs,' will be illustrated with Michaelis’ ‘New Dictionary of the German 500 engravings inserted in the text, four wholeand Portuguese Languages, Part II., Deutsch- page woodcuts and two plans, four chromotype Portugiesisch'; and Historisches Taschen- plates, twelve coloured phototypes, sixteen buch,' sixth series, eighth year. We do not typographic plates, and a coloured map. They know why this work is called · Historical will also publish translations of "NordensPocket Book,' for the size being octavo is a
kiöld’s Second Greenland Expedition,' and of serious objection to its being carried in the 'Greely's Arctic Expedition.' pocket; but there can be no question as to the interest of the subjects dealt with in this OLD EDUCATIONAL BOOKS. present volume. "The Results of the Wallen
To the Editor of the PUBLISHERS' CIRCULAR. stein Researches,' by Prof. Gaedeke ; 'Arnold of Brescia,' by R. Breyer ; “The Superstition Some Educational Books of a Bygone Period,
Sir, --After glancing through your article, of Philip Melanchthon,' by R. Hartfeldes ; I remembered that among my miscellaneous and “The Origin of the Divorce of King Collection I had two or three of the kind. Henry VIII. of England,' by W. Busch, are all of them attractive topics.
I will give short particulars, and should
any of your clients care to see them I will The programme of the Festival of the either lend or sell them.- I am, yours truly, Saxon-Thuringian Booksellers' Union, to be
A. LLEWELLYN. held on the 8th and 9th inst., appeared in the 20 Stockwell Park Road, • Börsenblatt' of the German book trade of Clapham Road, S.W. : August 17, 1888. the 17th ult. We note one or two items of
Black Letter Arithmeticke, date 1600. “Rules, hotel accommodation and charges which
Precepts, and Maxims composed in Meeter.' strikingly contrast with those at some other
Small 4to. By Thomas Hylles. places. Here they are : “Saturday, Sept. 8. About forty specimens of Ancient Penmanship, Afternoon : Arrival of guests. We recom
mounted, the frontispiece or title page being by mend the Continental Hotel (Station Street 3).
John 'Sedden.' Some of them are dated 1630. Single-bedded room, 2 m. 50 d. (28. 6d.) A Platform for Purchasers and a Mate for MeaDouble-bedded ditto, 4m. (4s.) Saturday, Sept. 8. Evening : from 7 o'clock, Conver- The English Grammar, or an Essay on the Art of
surers. By William Leybourn. 1685. sazione in the Bischofszimmer of the Magde
Grammar applied to and exemplified in the burg Town Hall Cellar. Very cheap wines
English Tongue. By Michael Maittaire. 1712. (50 d. (6d.) half a bottle), and plentiful bill of fare. Sunday, Sept. 9. Afternoon : 3 o'clock, Festival dinner in the Café Hohenzollern
Obituary (Broadway 140) 2m. (28.) a head.' A new work on Venezuela, by Dr. W.
Philip HENRY GOSSE. -We regret to anStevens, of the University of Würzburg, with nounce the death of the distinguished zoologist, an original Map, by L. Friederichsen, has just Mr. Philip Henry. Gosse, F.R.S., which been published by L. Friederichsen & Co., of occurred at his residence, St. Marychurch, Hamburg, which firm has also issued a new
Torquay, on August 23. Mr. Gosse was born work on naval architecture, entitled · Abhand- at Worcester in 1810, and at an early age lungen aus dem Gebiete des gesammten displayed a strong taste for natural history. Schiffbauwesens,' von C. F. Sternhaus, in one his investigations in Canada and the United
Mr. Gosse published a general synopsis of quarto volume, with plates and woodcuts.
States under the title of "The Canadian MM. Hachette and Co. announce several Naturalist' (1840). In 1844 he visited important works. “L'Alsace,' par Charles Grad, Jamaica, and spent 18 months in the study Deputy of the German Rechstag. A magnifi- of zoology, the result of his researches aftercent 4to. volume, with numerous illustrations wards appearing in “The Birds of Jamaica, on wood. “A Suse, Journal de Fouilles,' par followed by an * Atlas of Illustrations' and Madame Jeanne Dieulafoy, Chevalier de la A Naturalist's Sojourn in Jamaica.' He Légion d'Honneur, one vol. 4to., illustra- devoted himself especially to the microscopic tions on wood. In this work Madame Dieu- study of the British rotifera. In 1856 he was lafoy relates the incidents of her stay at Susa elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Among in company with her husband, and describes Mr. Gosse's subsequent works were : "The the results of the excavations and researches / Aquarium,' 1854 ; 'A Manual of Marine Zoo
logy, 1855; "Tenby, a Seaside Holiday,' 1856; at 50 New Bond Street. He edited Dowland's "Life in its Lower, Intermediate, and Higher songs for the society, and also edited and Forms,' 1857; Actinologia Britannica : a published (1838–40) a Collection of English History of the British Sea Anemones and National Airs,' which was afterwards exCorals,' 1860 ; The Romance of Natural panded into his 'Popular Music of the Olden History,' 1860-62 ; 'A Year at the Shore' Time,' published in two volumes, 1855-59. and 'Land and Sea,' 1865. In 1874 he In addition to compiling the works abovepublished at Philadelphia his Wonders of named, Mr. William Chappell assisted in the Great Deep ; or, the Physical, Animal, editing The Roxburghe Ballads’; he also Geological, and Vegetable Curiosities of the edited* The Crown Garland of Golden Roses,' Ocean.' Mr. Gosse was also the author of a The Dancing Master'; supplied notes to Wit number of works of a sacred and historical and Mirth ; or, Pills to Purge Melancholy,'and, character.
in conjunction with Mr. J. W. Hales, edited Gustave Masson.—We have to announce Bishop Percy's folio manuscript of Ballads the sudden death of M. Gustave Masson, and Romances.' In 1874 Mr. Chappell began assistant-master and librarian of Harrow the publication of his ‘History of Music.' He School, who expired on the 29th of August. had for many years been a Fellow of the M. Masson was in his 70th year, having been Society of Antiquaries. born in Paris in the year 1818. Among
HENRY STEVENSON.—The death is anoriginal works by him the following may be nounced of Mr. Henry Stevenson, F.L.S., mentioned :
The Early Chroniclers of for many years proprietor and editor of the Europe, 'Life of Richelieu,' in the Home Norfolk Chronicle and a distinguished local Library'; `A Chronological and Historical naturalist. His principal work was • The Atlas of the Middle Ages,” “Mazarin,' in the Birds of Norfolk, with Remarks on their * Home Library ;' Outlines of French Litera- Habits, Migration, and Local Distribution,' ture," • Introduction to the History of French published in 1866. Literature'; and Thirty Years of French ROBERT MORRIS. —Dr. Robert Morris, the Literature’ (1856). He also wrote in 1881, for distinguished author and lecturer on FreeCassell's 'Popular Library,' The Huguenots : masonry, died on the 31st July. He founded a Sketch of their History from the Beginning the Voice of Masonry and the American Freeof the Reformation to the Death of Louis mason. In 1868 he visited the Holy Land in XIV. M. Masson edited, with notes and search of relics of Freemasonry. On his introductions, separate works and plays of return to America he published his “Travels Corneille, Molière, Racine, Hugo, De Musset, in the Holy Land,' which at once became About, &c. His translations included the popular among Freemasons. During late following : Janet's ‘Materialism of the Present years Dr. Morris devoted himself almost Day,' from French into English ; Sir Samuel wholly to lecturing, but two years ago he Baker's · Discovery of the Albert Nyanza," began an annotated work on the life and English into French ; and Sorel's Montes- poems of Burns. quieu,' translated into English from the series Gustav May.-We learn with regret that of Great French Writers.' With M. Brachet the hopes expressed in our last issue with and M. Brette, he issued a series of educa- regard to the survival of Mr. May, of Messrs. tional works on the French language and Whittaker & Co., are at an end, the body grammar, &c. He also contributed volumes being washed ashore at St. Lawrence, near to the Clarendon Press series, and edited Ventnor, on Wednesday, August 22. The several sections from Guizot's History of deceased' was interred at Ventnor, when the France,' from Madame de Staël's ' Directoire,' body was carried to the grave by six German from Voltaire's * Age of Louis XIV., &c. students at their special request. Mr. May In 1880 he began the issue of his Choice was about 34 years of age, and had resided in Readings from French History. In addition, England nearly six years, four of which were he was the compiler of a 'Class-book of French spent in the employment of Messrs. Trübner Literature,' and ` A Compendious Dictionary of & Co., on leaving which firm he took the
management of Messrs. Whittaker & Co.'s WILLIAM CHAPPELL.—The death of this business. Previous to his coming to England well-known musical publisher occurred at his he was in the employment of Mr. Auffarth, of residence in Upper Brook Street, W., on Frankfort-on-the-Main, whose son lost his life August 20. Mr. Chappell, who was widely at the same time. known for his efforts to popularise old English
BENJAMIN STRETTON. Mr. Benjamin music, was born in 1810, and was thus in his Stretton, of 3 London Lane, Mare Street, 79th year. The musical firm of Chappell & Hackney, died on August 19 in the seventyCo. commenced business in January 1812, at eighth year of his age. For many years the 124 New Bond Street. In 1834, Mr. Samuel deceased was in the employ of Messrs. Reeves Chappell, the head of the firm, died. The & Turner, and was much respected in the business was then carried on for the widow by trade. her sons, of whom William, the eldest, now under notice, was the moving spirit. Desiring to propagate a knowledge of the music of the
Trade Changes Madrigalian era, Mr. William Chappell, in Mr. Robert Mowat, for many years chief 1840, projected the Musical Antiquarian clerk and cashier in the firm of W. & R. Society, which held its meetings and rehearsals Chambers, Edinburgh, has been admitted as
the French Language.'
a partner into this old-established business, and in very few cases had they the entire works the head of which is now Mr. Charles E. S. of an author. Chambers, son of the late Mr. Robert Cham The bibliophile Niccolo Niccoli, having spent bers.
a long life and all his patrimony in collecting
books and MSS., left them, at his death, to Cosimo Mr. A. G. Young, of The Poultry, Notting- de' Medici to found a public library. Cosimo ham, has disposed of his business to Messrs. built the fine pillared hail in the convent of San Freestone & Knapp, of Nottingham. This Marco, and then conceived the idea of filling it, business was formerly carried on by Messrs. so as to form a worthy public library, of which Carrick & Young and previously by Norris & the legacy of Niccoli should be the nucleus. Cockayne.
Naturally, he had recourse to the great bookseller, Mr. William Hutt has removed from advised him to furnish his bookcases.
and sending for Vespasiano asked him how he Clement's Inn Gateway to more extensive
* You could not buy books-it would be impremises at No. 3 Hyde Street, New Oxford possible to find enough,' said Vespasiano. Street, W.C., nearly opposite Mudie's Library.
* Then what am I to do?'asked Cosimo.
On which Cosimo gave him the commission, THE LAST PUBLISHER OF MANU.
and the bookseller forthwith employed forty-five SCRIPT BOOKS.
scribes and illuminators, furnishing 200 volumes
in twenty-two months; and so pleased was Before the invention of printing the making Cosimo with the books that he employed Vespaof a book was a work of high art. The scribe or siano and his scribes to supply the illuminated copyist wrote the text; the painter illuminated psalters and missals for the new church of the its pages with gold and glowing colour on the Convent of San Marco. finest parchment; and the binder covered it with Vespasiano was the last of his profession, for, the finest velvet or morocco from the Levant, or even while he worked, Gutenberg, in Mainz, had embroidery, or wrought beautiful covers in wood brought printing to perfection, had discarded his or inlaid ivory, embossed with gold, and fre- wooden blocks and used leaden types; and, while quently set with gems; the goldsmith chiselled Vespasiano illuminated the Duke of Montefeltro's delicate devices in niello on silver for clasps. Bible, Gutenberg and Fust, in 1450, printed their Thus the painter, the sculptor, and the gold. Mazarin Bible. --- Leader Scott, in Bookmart. worker all combined to make the precious book a work of art. Of course such books were only to be obtained by wealthy princes. Borso d'Este
Announcements paid 40 ducats for a . Josephus' and a 'Quintus Curtius,' while his large two-volume Bible cost Messrs. Bell & Co. him 1,375 sequins (about £680).
CLASSICS : In reading Vespasiano's Lives,' one forms a The Dramas of Sophocles, rendered into English very good idea of the business of a bookseller and Verse, Dramatic and Lyric, by Sir George publisher before the invention of printing. Ves Young, Bart., M.A. pasiano di Bisticchi (born A.D. 1421) was an Sabrina Corolla in Hortulis Regiæ Scholæ author and bookseller in Florence. As an author Salopiensis contexuerunt tres Viri Floribus his works go far to redeem the character of the Legendis, new edit. age, for in his “Vite delli Uomini Illustri’ and Easy Translations of Nepos, Cæsar, Cicero, Liry, his · Ricordi delle Donne State in Italia degne,' &c., for Retranslation into Latin, with Notes he has shown all that those brilliant and corrupt by T. Collins, M.A. times contained of the pure and good. His ser Faciliora, an Elementary Latin Book on a New vices to literature were immense; he assisted to Principle, by the Rev. J. L. Seager, M.A. form the three most famous libraries in Italy Key to Latin Examination Papers, by A. M. M. the Laurentian in Florence, that of the Vatican in Stedman, M.A. Wadham College, Oxford. Rome, and the library of Federigo, Duke of Urbino, Greek Testament Selections, Second and Rewhich is now, since its purchase by Pope Alex vised Edition, with Notes and Vocabulary by ander VII., incorporated with that of the Vatican. A. M. M. Stedman, M.A. Vespasiano gives a detailed list of the works he New Volumes of Cambridge Texts with Notes obtained for the Duke of Urbino, which comprised (the Texts are for the most part those of all the known classics, the Fathers, books on the Bibliotheca Classica; the Notes are astrology, science, medicine, art, music, and all in English at the end of the volumes): the Italian authors and poets. In this magnificent Æschylus, the Choephoræ, edited by F. A. library, which cost 30,000 ducats, every author Paley, M.A., LL.D. was found complete, not a word of his known Virgil, the Bucolics, Georgics, and Æneid, writings was missing ; every page was written Professor Conington's edition abridged, on parchment with a pen, and illuminated, and by Professors Nettleship and Wagner and every book was properly bound. Vespasiano says Rev. J. G. Shephard, D.C.L., in 9 vols. there was not one written of which ne sarebbe Xenophon, the Anabasis, Macmichael's edivergognato (he could have been ashamed). The tion, revised by J. E. Melhuish, M.A., in great Bible, illuminated throughout, was bound 4 vols. in gold brocade, and had rich silver clamps and Xenophon, the Hellenics, Book 2, by the Rev. clasps. All the editions of the Greek and Latin L. D. Dowdall, M.A., B.D. Fathers, and other classics, were bound in crimson Ovid, The Fasti, revised edition, by F. A. velvet with silver clasps. Vespasiano prides him
Paley, M.A., LL.D., in 3 vols. self on the completeness of his work. He says he Virgil, the Æneid, Book 1, Professor Coningwent to England for the catalogue of the Oxford ton's edition abridged, with Vocabulary. Library, and also obtained catalogues of the New Volumes of the Public School Series : libraries of Italian cities, but in all he found Livy, Book XXII., edited, with Introduction, that they only possessed fragmentary writings, Notes, and Maps, by Rev. L. D. Dowdall,