« PreviousContinue »
CASSELL & COMPANY'S ANNOUNCEMENTS.
ENTIRELY NEW WORK,
In MONTHLY PARTS, 7d.,
THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE.
With Several Hundred Original Illustrations.
PART I. BEADY SEPTEMBER 25.
With PART I. will be issued a LARGE PRESENTATION PLATE, handsomely
printed in Tint.
%* Each Monthly Part will contain 64 Quarto Pages of Letterpress and Illustrations, with a liandsome Engraving as Frontispiece in addition.
THE BUNYAN BICENTENARY.
NEW and CHEAPER EDITION in MONTHLY PARTS, Price 6d., of
Cassell's Illustrated Bunyan.
With 200 Original Illustrations.
Comprehensive Notes by the Rev. Dr. MAGUIRE, and a New Life of Bunyan by the Rev. J. BROWN, D.D., specially prepared for this Edition.
(TO BE COMPLETED IN 24 PARTS.)
NOTICE.—The New Volume of
Cassell's Saturday Journal
commences tvith No. 261, published Sept. 2o, price lcl. Ttvo Striking Serial Stories and many Novel Features tvill appear in No. 261.
*»* Prospectuses, Show Bills, &c, of the above publications may now be had on application to the Publishers,
CASSELL & COMPANY, Limited, Ludgate Hill, London.
Printed by 6POTTISWOODE & CO., ot 6 New-street Square, In the City of London; and Published for the Proprietors, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIV1NGT0N, Limited, at the Office, St. Dunstsn a House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, in the Parish of St. Duustan in the West.— Saturday, September 1,1888.
Amoral flccorb of 55ritijaff> ano f oreijjn Xiteratute
CONTAINING A COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LIST OP
ALL NEW WORKS PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN
EVERY WORK OF INTEREST PUBLISHED ABROAD
[Issued on the 1st and 15th of each Month]
Simpson & Co 1096
Smith (W.) <fc Innes 1087
Spalding & Hodge 1093
fpencer (W. T.) 111)7
Spon (E. & F. N.) 1089
Spottiswoode & Co 1099
Stationers' Company (The) 1088
Stewart (J.), Edinburgh 1098
Sydney Mail (The) iii
Sydney Morning Herald (The) .. ill
Tanner (B. T.) & Co 1094
Turnbnll & Spears (Edinburgh) .. 1099
Unwin (T. Fisher) 1081
Unwln Brothers 1099
Virtue & Co., Limited 1096
Waterston & Sons iv
Whitnker A: Sons 1088
Whittingham (Charles) it Co 1095
Wilson & Co. (Aberdeen) 1098
Woodford, Fawcett & Co 1097
Yorkshire Post iv
Yorkshire Weekly Post iv
COMPLETE LISTS OF FORTHCOMING BOOKS
AS CAN BE OBTAINED.
Publishers will greatly oblige and assist us by sending in their Advertisements and Tlists of Announcements as early as possible, so that they may be duly mentioned in the Literary Intelligence.
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE 1062-1069
CHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA 1063, 1064
NOTES AND NEWS 1064, 1065
CONTINENTAL NOTES 1065, 1066
SALE JOTTINGS 1066
TRADE CHANGES 1067
THE BARCELONA EXHIBITION 1067
A REMONSTRANCE 1067
REVIEWS, &0 1067—1069
INDEX TO BOOKS PUBLISHED IN GREAT
BRITAIN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1& 15.. 1070, 1071
St. Dunstan's House, E.C.
September 15, 1888.
GLASGOW should be proud of an auspicious year in her annals. Not only has a noble exhibition flourished, but more than one of the learned societies have this year made the city their place of conference. Among them have been the Archaeological Society and the Library Association of the United Kingdom.
Bookmen, outside the. limited circle of English librarianship, take more interest in the latter body than the members themselves may imagine; and the Glasgow meeting has attracted special attention for one reason especially, to which we shall presently refer. Before doing so, however, the opportunity shuuld be taken to point out the prominent subjects considered by the Association.
A good many members were probably surprised at the local book-lore brought under their notice by Professor Ferguson in his paper on the 'Brothers Foulis and other Glasgow Printers.' Those who were inclined, and naturally so, to look upon the second city of the Empire as being purely a manufacturing and mercantile centre could not fail to be struck by the details of the beautiful typography which emanated from the Foulis press between 1743 and 1746. The first book printed in Glasgow appeared in 1G38 from the press of one George Anderson, a printer who hailed from the more erudite city of Edinburgh. We may remark that a characteristic feature of Glasgow librarianship seems to be the collecting of books actually printed in the city ; if we mistake not, Mr. Barrett, of the Mitchell Library, inaugurated this plan, which might reasonably be adopted in all places where book production has been a comparatively limited business.
Other papers read at the various meetings raised discussions on subjects which already have occupied the attention of the association. The working of public Free Libraries and Board Schools in furthering national educa
B00K8 PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN
FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO IS 1071—1075
AMERICAN NEW BOOKS 1078, 1076
NEW BOOKS AND BOOKS LATELY PUB-
BUSINESS CARDS 1097—1099
ASSISTANTS WANTED 1100
WANT SITUATIONS 1100
BOOKS FOR SALE 1101
BOOKS WANTED TO PURCHASE 1101—1107
tion was treated by Mr. Wright of Plymouth. The Rev. P. Aitken described 'Water Marks in collation of Fifteeners.' But possibly the most interesting incident of the meeting was the production by Mr. Blades of a singular tract found in the Wigan Library by Mr. Folkard, the librarian, entitled 'An Overture for founding and maintaining a Bibliothecks in every Paroch throughout this kingdom, humbly offered to the consideration of this present Assembly.' This work was printed in 1099. It shows that arguments in favour of public libraries were quite as forcibly expressed two hundred years ago as they are now.
The special reason for noting the recent meeting of the Librarians is the absolute paucity of subjects at their command for consideration and discussion. They cannot go on for ever, year after year, speaking of the modes of preserving and distributing books. The art is as restricted and immutable as the science of arithmetic, and its laws are simplicity itself, unless a pronounced literary element be introduced, and that is an innovation which many of the most enthusiastic librarians would hardly care to see. We would, therefore take the part of that section of the association who think that the meetings might in future be triennial instead of annual. The interval would permit subjects to be treated fully, with freshness of spirit, and, we think, to the advantage of the cause; that is to say, if the pleasures of 'outing,' so much required by the hermit librarian, do not enter into the attractions and value of the programme. Should the annual meetings be upheld, we would counsel the introduction of a wider range of topics. As it is, the association, active and earnest as its chief members unquestionably are, is but a dead-and-alive affair after all. The recent meeting in Glasgow was only its eleventh annual assemblage, and yet it seemed as much fossilised as any of those most learned societies which have existed—how, it is difficult to say—for many a year longer.
The Centennial Exhibition At MelBourne.—It appears that not a little dissatisfaction has been expressed regarding the treatment of British exhibitors at this great duplay. Exhibitors of bookB had special cause to grumble on account, as a correspondent informs us, of the exhibits being scattered all over the building and not in one department. We understand that Mr. M. L. Hutchinson, the agent for several publishers, managed to remedy this, and now the books are fairly well together. The colonial press speaks highly of Mr. Hutchinson's efforts in connection with the Exhibition.
Rare Bibles And Books.—Among the most important acquisitions made by the Trustees of the British Museum during the year are the following works: A Bible in the Georgian language, in folio, printed at Moscow in 1743 at the expense of Prince Bakar, the son of King Vachtang, who made use of materials collected by his uncle King Artchyl. This book is excessively rare, as nearly the whole impression was destroyed in the burning of Moscow in 1812. Only ten copies are known to exist, and no other edition of the entire Bible has ever been printed in the Georgian language. Another rare Bible is the one in Armenian, printed at Amsterdam, in 1666, 4to. illustrated with numerous woodcuts, as also a Psalter in Armenian, printed at Venice in 1565, 8vo. This book was the first production of the Armenian press established by Abgar at Venice, and is believed to be the first portion of the Bible printed in Armenian. To these should be added Archbishop Parker's rare work entitled 'De Antiquitate Ecclesiae Britannicie,' printed in Lambeth Palace by •I»hn Day in 1572, folio, and intended for private distribution among the friends of the Archbishop. It is believed that no more than twenty-five copies of this work exist, and no twocopies agree entirely in theircontents. Four copies are now in the British Museum. Finally the Missal of the use of the Diocese of Seville, printed at Seville by Jacob Cromberger in 1507, folio; a Service-book of the greatest rarity, and printed on vellum. It is a magnificent example of early Spanish typography, and issued from the press of the first of a family of German printers who worked at Seville until the middle of the sixteenth century. Only one other copy is known to exist, and that is in the Casanati Library at Rome.
Do Library Books Spkead Infection ?— A good deal of discussion having taken place on the subject of the spread of infectious diseases by means of the books in circulating libraries, the Dresden municipal authorities, according to the Lancet, have had a thorough experimental investigation of this question conducted. A number of much-used volumes from the town library were taken for the purpose. The dust from the leaves and coven was sown in nutrient media and cultures reared, tho result being that no microbes belonging to infectious diseases were found—the dust being, in fact, nothing but ordinary dust of .a harmless character. Again,
the dirtiest leaves in the books were rubbed first with the dry finger and then with the wet finger. In the first case scarcely any microbes were found on the finger; in the second case plenty were found, but all appeared to be of a non-infectious character. Especially is it noted that there were no tubercle bacilli. Lastly, books were soaked for two days in spirit containing 10 per cent, of carbolic acid. This treatment destroyed all the bacilli, and proved harmless to the volumes. The conclusion arrived at was that the danger of circulating libraries spreading infection is very slight, but a recommendation is given to dust books well before reading them, and never to wet the finger in the mouth for the purpose of turning over the leaves.
The new volume (II.) of the new edition of this work continues from 'Beaugency' to 'Cataract.' The latter refers to the disease of the eye only. As we observed with regard to the first volume, thero is every evidence of careful editorial supervision, which is almost surprising when the scope of the work and the rapidity of publication are borne in mind. Mr. Patrick has in the present volume brought together a host of contributors who conspicuously excel in their special observations and modes of thought.
For the book world the volume is more interesting than any of the ten which we presume will form the complete set. 'Bibliography' comes from the pen of Mr. H. A. Webster, the librarian of the University of Edinburgh; the same gentleman also writes the article 'Book.' As we might expect from the writer, both of these articles are characterised by that scholarly universality of information which ought to be found in all works of this description, our insular viows of the great world being sadly pronounced. Mr. Webster, however, might have inserted a word or two under the heading 'catalogue,' a subject sufficiently interesting for special notice, or at least a cross-reference. The contribution on 'Bookbinding' comes from the experienced pen of Mr. Joseph Cundall, than whom no writer in this country is better fitted to speak on this most interesting subject. The article on the 'Book Trade' has been thoroughly overhauled by Mr. Robert Cochrane. 'British Museum,' by Mr. A. W. Pollard, likewise possesses attractions for the bibliopole. One of the most important literary articles in the volume is 'Biography,' by Mr. Thomas Davidson; it is noteworthy particularly on account of its showing how the greater subjects receive more attention in the new edition than they received formerly.
To those who are outside of the book world these may appear subjects that do not call for special mention. But on examination the new volume will be found rich in modern details respecting all branches of knowledge described by tho most apt pens in this and other coun
• Chamber*'* Kncyclojxedin, a Dictionary of Universal Knowledge. New Edition. Vol. II. London and Edinburgh: W. A II. Chambers.
tries. Looking hastily at the headings, without regard to classification, we note 'Bechuanaland,' by Sir Charles Warren; 'Beethoven,' by Sir George Grove; 'Blood,' by Dr. W. Hunter; 'Boccaccio,' by Mr. \V. Whyte; 'Breviary,' by the Marquis of Bute; 'Brochs,' by Mr. Joseph Anderson, LL.D.; 'Robert Burns,' by Andrew Lang; 'Calculating Machines,' by Major-General Babbage; 'Thomas Carlyle,' by Mr. W. Wallace; 'Caspian Sea,' by Prince Peter Kropotkine, &c. The reputation of this great reference work should be vastly enhanced by the new volume.
Ilolef and Hew?
The sixteenth volume of the 'Dictionary of National Biography,' to be published on the 2Gth inst., extends from Drant to Edridge. Mr. H. Manners Chichester writes on General Sir William Draper; Mr. A. H. Bullen on Michael Drayton and Alexander Dyce; Mr. Lionel Cast on Martin Droeshout; Mr. R. Barry O'Brien on Thomas Drummond, the Under-Secretary for Ireland ; Mr. Sidney L. Lee on William Drummond of Hawthornden and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester ; Mr. Leslie Stephen on Dryden, John Dunton, and Maria Edgeworth; Canon Dixon on John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland; Mr. Francis Espinasse on Sir William Dugdale; Mr. Thomas Bayne on William Dunbar, the Scottish poet; Prof. T. K. Laugh ton on Admiral Duncan; Mr. G. F. Russell Barker on Henry Dundas, Lord Melville, and John Dunning, Lord Ashburton; Mr. J. M. Rigg on Duns Scotus; the Rev. William Hunt on Dunstan and King Edgar; Col. Vetch, R.E., on General Sir H. M. Durand and Col. A. W. Durnford ; the Rev. J. W. Ebsworth on Tom D'Urfey ; Canon Perry on Eadmer and Bishop John Earle; Mr. H. Morse Stephens on Gnneral Earle and George and William Eden, both Lords Auckland ; Mr. Cosmo Monkhouse on Sir Charles Eastlake ; Mr. J. G. Alger on the Abbe' Edgeworth ; Mr. G. J. Holyoake on Thomas Edmondson, inventor of railway tickets and the dating press ; and Mr. T. A. Archer on St. Edmund (Rich), Archbishop of Canterbury.
In view of the Bunyan Bi-centenary, Messrs. Cassell and Company will issue a new and cheaper edition of their illustrated edition of Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress' and 'Holy War.' A new life of Bunyan has been prepared for this popular edition by the Rev. John Brown, D.D., Minister of Bunyan Meeting, Bedford.
Mr. Francis George Heath's Illustrations, in beginning its fourth volume in October, will include a contribution from Mr. Blackmore and a new story by Mrs. Molesworth called 'Bronzie.' Amongst its new series of illustrated papers will be portrait biographies of Royal Academicians; photogravure reproductions of National Gallery pictures; pen and pencil portraits of distinguished authors and artists: a new series of 'Pretty Places'; 'Railway Men,' with Portraits; 1 Church
Buildings,' illustrated; and other papers in the somewhat extensive range of subjects covered by this 'pictorial threepenny.'
Messrs. Griffith, Farran & Co. are about to publish the second number of 'Popular Poets of the Period.' This will include sketches of the careers, and selections from the poetical works, of Lewis Morris, the Rev. Newman Hall, LL.B., Mrs. Isabella Fyvie Mayo, Clifton Bingham, and Coventry Patuiore. The work is being edited by Mr. F. A. H. Eyles, who promises its continuation in serial form, it being his aim to make each number of equal interest and merit.
Messrs. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. will publish early in October an English edition of Dr. Baerneither's 'English Associations of Working Men' specially prepared under the author's supervision. The author here presents us with a valuable contribution towards the solution of the problem—to what extent association has, by means of trades unions, co-operative societies, building societies, &c, affected the Capital and Labour Question, and secured for the working man a larger share of the national income.
Mr. R. Free has just completed a 'Memoir of Orange Street Chapel.' This is one of the oldest Nonconformist chapels in London, and has had a brilliant history as an Episcopal, a Congregational, and a Huguenot chapel. Its history is closely identified with the Revolution in 1088 and the religious revival at the end of the last century and the beginning of this. An important part of the work will consist of the biographies of Chamier, Saurin, Toplady, Cecil, Townsend, Dobson, Luke, and others, together with eight engravings and portraits of the most eminent among these divines.
Readers of Alphonse Daudet'B 'L'lmmortel,' as it has appeared in the Universal Review, will be interested to hear that the translation, which Messrs. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. will issue in one volume next month, is by Prof. A. W. Vorrall of Trinity, Cambridge, and Mrs. Verrall.
Messrs. William Blackwood & Sons will publish on October 1 the second and concluding volume of 'Maitland of Lethington and the Scotland of Mary Stewart,' by John Skelton, C.B., LL.D. Commencing with Mary's return to Scotland in 1661, it will present, amongst characteristic features, an appreciative yet critical estimate of the astute statesmanship of Maitland, associated with a survey of the antagonistic attitude of John Knox towards the Queen, and an examination of the allegations as to the genuineness of the famous Casket Letters, which are declared to be worthless as evidence. In treating of the conspiracies of the nobles and the Douglas wars Mr. Skelton will, it is understood, give some new readings, the outcome of his study of the available material calculated to throw light upon these exciting incidents of Scottish history. With the completion of Mr. Skelton's work there will be presented to students of biography and history for the first time a full