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OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE. PARIS, July 6, 1866. WAR has begun to shed its wonted sinister influence on the book trade. Messrs. Bocca Brothers, one of the most eminent firms of Italy, have issued a circular to their correspondents requesting them to suspend sending all books to them, the sale of new books being at present at an end throughout Italy. The German booksellers make the same complaint: nothing sells. The publishers of maps, on the other hand, are driving a most extensive business in the sale of maps of the seat of war and of colored pins showing the position of the belligerents. The startling intelligence of the last few hours has rather increased the demand for these articles of carpet warfare. We are all of us busily engaged reading the omens of Austria's destiny in topography; even my porter has given over his wonted gossip to peer through his spectacles at "the seeds of time," hoping to discover "which grain will grow and which will not." In Paris we have one book which has a great sale: The new novel by the younger Dumas, "L'Affaire Clemenceau." It has gone through a first edition of 5000 copies, and the second edition of as many more copies is nearly exhausted. It is written with great vigor. There are passages of great beauty in it. We find in it the attraction of the scandalous chronicle. The original of the hero is a well-known artist, whose name I scarcely feel at liberty to mention. I have less reticence in speaking of the original of the heroine, who is Mme. de Paiva, whose history (saving the assassination which ends the novel) is much more romantic than any story given by writers of fiction. Reality is ever outstripping fancy. We have been amused by some idle fellow who, finding these long summer-days filled with vacant hours, has been amusing himself by tearing off the masks of our anonymous writers. I think this impudence cannot be reprehended with too much severity. If writers assume a disguise, it is evidently for the purpose of concealment, and each of them ought to be the sole judge of the propriety of ending the term of secrecy. As these revelations are always interesting, I refrain from inquiring if the old maxim, the receiver of stolen goods is as guilty as the thief, be by analogy applicable to the case of the receiver and utterer of these blamable indiscretions. I silence conscience and proceed to acquaint you with the more interesting of these revelations. It is positively asserted the authoress of "Le Peché de Madeleine and Flamen" is Mme. Piscatory, a daughter of Gen. Foy. The pseudonyms of Mme. Urbain Rattarri, the daughter of Sir Thomas Wyze, the English Minister to Greece, and of Letitia Bonaparte (daughter of Prince Lucien Bonaparte) are Vicomte d'Albens, Camille Bernard, Baron Stock. M. Etienne Arbois's pseudonym is Mme. Stephanie Fraissinet. Mme. de St. Amé is the authoress who contributes to "L'Artiste" the articles signed La Dame de Treflé. The Countess Dash has written several works over the signature Henri Desroches and Jacques Reynaud. Alberic de Gorge is the pseudonym of Mme. Louise Belly. Mme. de Peyronnet's pseudonym is Horace de Lagardie. Mme. La Messine signs her works with her maiden name, Mme. Juliette Lamber. Mme. Louise Lacroix is the authoress known as Mie d'Aghonne and Lardin. The Baroness Decares is the authoress who, in 1849, established a review entitled "La Revolution Litteraire," and who has contributed novels to the "Revue des Deux Mondes," under the pseudonym Elisa de Mirbel. The Marquise de Mannoury signs Marquise d'Ormsay whenever she goes into print. Mme. Cousin is the contributor of the articles which appear in "L'Artiste" over the signature Countess d'Orr. The
writer on the fashions, who signs her articles the
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given to the world "L'Histoire de la Republique en | the faith than stained windows and stones, whose 1848 "L'Histoire de Hollande,"" Maximes et Pen- arrangement, it is true, appeals to the soul without sées," and quite recently "Goethe et Dante." Ma- enlightening the mind? I take advantage of this rie de Flavigny was born at Aix la Chapelle in opportunity to announce, too, a new publication of 1817, whither her family had fled during the Revo- the excellent edition of Pascal's Thoughts,' by M. lution to avoid the guillotine and Bonaparte's des- Havet. It is the best of all modern editions. I say potism. In 1820 her family returned to France, and of modern editions, because my preference for the she was educated at the Sacred Heart Convent of this original edition, that of 1670, published by Pascal's city. In 1837 she was married to the Count d'Ar- friends after his death, still subsists entire. To my goult, and became a maid of honor at the Court of taste the modern editions are nothing but a curiosity Louis Philippe. She resigned this place, and be- of psychology and literature; we find in them all of came ambitious of possessing a drawing-room which Pascal's fancies, all the ideas which may have should rival Mme. Recamier's. She held weekly passed through his mind, and among which death literary receptions where rising authors challenged prevented him from selecting. Pascal's true idea, that first buzz of applause which sometimes becomes the heart of his heart, the object he sought to atfame. It was in her drawing-room Ponsard read tain in preparing his great work, is to be seen only "Lucrece" to his first public, and since then he has in the edition of 1670. This alone touches, carries read all his plays there before performance. She away, and elevates the soul to heaven. The modern concealed M. Victor Hugo in her house during the editions give us a photograph of the bits of paper first days which followed the Coup d'Etat, and un- left by Pascal. The edition of 1670 is the immense til plans could be perfected for his escape from portico of the unfinished monument for which France. Pascal amassed materials." G. S.
It is said strenuous efforts have been made to obtain Mme. George Sand's consent to the publication of a volume of letters exchanged between her and the late M. Michel (de Bourges), one of the leaders of the Red Republican party; it is said the volume would contain fifty admirable letters from her. She has refused her consent. M. Charpentier, the publisher, was equally unsuccessful some years since in the efforts he made to get her consent to the publication of her letters to the late Alfred de Musset, or his letters to her. On the other hand, the widow of the late Honoré de Balzac (her death has been announced by mistake in this week's newspapers) is about to bring out a complete collection of the novelist's works with all his correspondence.
I cannot resist the temptation of laying before you two criticisms of books by M. S. de Sacy: "I wish to liquidate an old debt by calling the attention of serious readers to the first volume of an abridged translation of St. Thomas of Aquinas's 'Summa,' by Abbé Lebrethon. Rigorists may, perhaps, think there is some temerity in abridging a work so strongly connected together in all its parts as St. Thomas's 'Summa,' and in laying hands on a book which is almost as hallowed as Holy Writ in Catholic schools. Rigorists talk at their ease, but how many people are there, even among ecclesiastics, whose business, whose turn of mind, whose reach of intellect, whose decided taste for the abstruser questions of theology and philosophy allow them to read St. Thomas's original work from beginning to end. Its method is fatiguing, and St. Thomas's Latin-energetic and clear where one has the key of it-is very far from classic elegance. As for the timid and lazy, let them some day, when they are in a good humor, open the volume given them by Abbé Lebrethon; they will soon confess (which is, indeed, no longer contested by anybody) there is in St. Thomas not only a great and powerful theologian, a light of the Church, and an incomparable doctor, but a philosopher whose loftiness, sagacity, and depth defy all ancient and modern philosophy! Were they anxious merely to kill time, as the phrase goes, upon my honor I had rather open St. Thomas's Summa' at hap-hazard than all the books of German exegesis. Everyone to his taste; in good truth this is mine. At all events, we cannot too much applaud Abbé Lebrethon for having given his time and pains to make popular so celebrated a work as St. Thomas d'Aquinas's. According to the sprightly and just comparison he uses, as the public taste has reverted to our old Gothic cathedrals, why should it not likewise revert to these old books, much more precious monuments of
NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS.
Mr. Audubon left six large, bound, folio manuscript volumes, and six unbound folios of his life. But these relate more particularly to the time when and after he devoted himself exclusively to scientific and artistic studies. But with these and the help of the retentive memory of Mrs. Audubon, in furnishing wanting links and details, perhaps no man who ever lived left behind him richer materials for his own biography, and but few men,have ever lived whose life and labors were more worthy of being written; for as a man and as a naturalist the race has furnished few who have surpassed him. His life is the romance of the struggles and triumphs of genius; such struggles as but few have endured and such triumphs as but few have won. They show him to have been one of the most remarkable men that not only America, but our world, has produced, and one whose name his countrymen should cherish forever as one of its most valuable inherit
Many persons know nothing of Mr. Audubon except as an Ornithologist, but he was equally eminent as a painter, a writer, and a man. is not a little to the reproach of his native land that his five splendid volumes on the "Biography of the Birds of America," and his magnificent folio volume of drawings were published in a foreign land. But his life and labors are identified with his native country, and this volume will show that they are extraordinary, and accomplished under thrilling difficulties, and that America has cause to be proud of the memory of such a son,
ROBERT CLARKE & Co., Cincinnati, announce for early publication "The War Claimant's Guide; a Manual of Laws, Regulations, Instructions, Forms, and Official Decisions, relating to Pensions, Bounty, Pay, Prize-Money, Salvage, Horses, Cars, Steamboats, Clothing, and other Property lost or destroyed, Commutation of Rations, Travel, etc. etc., and the Prosecution of all Army and Navy Claims growing out of the War of 1861-1865." By George W. Raff, author of "Pension Manual," "Executor's Guide," etc. This work, we are assured, will be devoted, exclusively, to claims growing out of the late war; and will contain full and complete instructions for obtaining the allowance and payment of such claims, with all laws in force applicable to the same. The very latest official regulations and
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forms have been obtained; and the aim of the of the papers are upon old Spanish legends, of whose author has been to make this the most accurate, romantic lore Irving was a master. The publicareliable, and thorough work of the kind extant. A tion will be uniform with his Sunnyside edition. very valuable feature of the work will be a Digest of Official Decisions, covering about one hundred pages, comprising many recent opinions which have never been made public.
the simple and graceful rhythm of her verses justifying this popularity. She is one of the few who write poetry because poetic forms alone enable her to express what she feels.
WORKS ON PRACTICAL GARDENING.-Messrs. Orange Judd & Co., of New York, the publishers of that best of all agricultural papers, the "American Agriculturist," announce the following useful works as in preparation: Practical and Scientific Gardening, by W. N. White, of Athens, Ga., editor of the "Southern Cultivator," etc.; The Small Fruit Culturist, by Andrew S. Fuller, author of the "Grape Culturist" and the "Strawberry Culturist;" Market and Family Gardening, by a practical gardener of New Jersey; A Book on Apples, by Dr. John A. Warder.
THE American edition of Christina Rossetti's Poems is in the highest degree creditable to the publishers, Roberts Brothers, of Boston. Miss Rossetti is rapidly becoming a favorite on both sides A BOOKSELLER, doing an extensive business in the of the Atlantic, the beauty and delicacy of her West, writes as follows: "Remind the book-pub-images, the purity and elevation of sentiment, and lishers of the United States, that in getting out their Fall Catalogues and Trade Lists, they should acquiesce in your suggestion and adopt some uniform size, either quarto or royal octavo, that we, the booksellers, may file them for easy and convenient reference. They come to us in so many different shapes and sizes that it is not possible to file them, and therefore it is very inconvenient and troublesome to refer to them. This may seem to be a very small matter to publishers, but if they were compelled to consult, almost hourly, a confused mass of these Trade Lists, they would very soon accede to this reasonable request of those whose business it is to distribute their publications throughout the land." This is but one of many communications addressed to the LITERARY GAZETTE AND PUBLISHERS' CIRCULAR, and as it would certainly save much time and prove a great convenience, we hope the suggestion will be adopted by the Trade. NEW NOVELS.-Among other popular Southern authors, is Mrs. Caroline H. Glover, of Charleston, S. C., whose novel, "Vernon Grove," met with such success several years since. Her new book, "Helen Courtenay's Promise," will be published in a few days by Mr. Carleton, of New York, who sends out, at the same time, "Taken upon Trust," another English novel, by the author of "Recommended to Mercy."
NEW BOOKS.-It would hardly be credited that a little work, published several years ago, entitled "Universalism not of God," sold to the extent of 80,000 copies. Its author, Mathew Hale Smith, has a new book nearly ready, "Mount Calvary, or Meditations in Sacred Places," which will be warmly welcomed by lovers of devotional and descriptive reading. It comes from the press of Carleton, New York, who will also publish a new book by Martha Haines Butt Bennett, entitled "Pastimes with my
HARPER AND BROTHERS have in press, and will soon publish a new book by Colonel George Ward Nichols, author of "The Story of the Great March," which was one of the most successful books published last year. This time the author has given
his southern recollections in the form of a novel.
LEGAL LITERATURE.-Messrs. Little, Brown & Co., of Boston, will cominence in the autumn the publication of a new Law Magazine. This firm has now the largest law publishing connection in the United States, and is yearly adding to its valuable collec
tion of law books. It announces new editions of
Wheaton's Elements of International Law, edited by R. H. Dana, of Hilliard's Law of Torts, of Greenleaf on the Law of Evidence, edited by J. F. Redfield, of Angell on the Common Law relating to Watercourses, edited by J. G. Perkins, of Curtis on the Law of Patents, and other important works. HURD & HOUGHTON have in press the second volume of the Miscellaneous Writings of Washington Irving, hitherto either not given to the public at all, or else not collected with his other published works. The arrangement and editing have been in the hands of Mr. Pierre Irving, who is competent for the task, and thoroughly acquainted with the mass of his uncle's unpublished papers. The most
MISS BRADDON writes to the London "Reader" in
indignant denunciation of the act of a New York pub-
MISS BRADDON.-Having ceased to conduct "Temple Bar," Miss M. A. Braddon is mentioned as about to publish and edit a monthly magazine of her own, in the first number of which she may place the opening chapters of a new sensation novel, by herself.
AN ENNOBLED AUTHOR.-Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton has been called to the House of Lords, as Baron Lytton of Knebworth, in the county of Herts, and Third son of the late General Bulwer, an estated man in the county of Norfolk, he was educated by his mother, heiress of the great Lytton property in cal success was created a baronet in 1838. His Herts, and after obtaining great literary and politimother, who died in 1844, bequeathed him her whole property, on condition that he assumed her maiden name, Lytton. This he did, and thus acquired Knebworth Park, Stevanage, Herts, the estimated rental of which is estimated at from £10,000 to £15,000 per annum. This is the third instance of a man of letters being elevated to the British peerage; the others being Lord Macaulay and Lord Houghton-the latter previously R. Monckton Milnes. In each instance the person thus ennobled was wealthy, and had distinguished himself in the
has therefore become "the. Last of the Barons."
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Harper & Bros.
The Atlantic Monthly. September.
House of Commons. We need scarcely remind our Result of the "Lambeth Casual."-A May Basket. readers that Lord Lytton's only surviving son and -Wilmington During the Blockade.-My Cross.heir, Mr. Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, is a verse St. Mark's Eve.-The Mississippi River.-Jones's writer of some pretensions (two of his volumes are Metempsychosis.-Jack and his Mother.-Our Vegeincluded in Ticknor & Fields' "blue and gold" tables.-Editor's Easy Chair.-Monthly Record of series), whose nom de plume is Owen Meredith. Current Events.-Editor's Drawer. New York: RUNIC MONUMENTS.-There has just been published in London the first moiety (folio, pp. 362, with 150 engravings) of "The Old Northern Runic Monuments of Scandinavia and England, now first Collected and Deciphered," by Professor George Stephens, of Copenhagen. The second and concluding part will appear in the spring. $13 for each part. NATIONAL GALLERY IN LONDON.-It has been decided, by the majority of 77 in a meeting of 113 members of the House of Commons, that the National Gallery, now occupying one entire side of Trafalgar Square, London, shall not be removed. It is on a central site, and the public, who have free admission to see its art treasures, are too well accustomed to it to favor its removal.
HON. MRS. NORTON.-A few months ago this popular writer commenced a serial novel, entitled "Old Sir Thomas," in "Macmillan's Magazine." Some weeks ago it was suddenly suspended, much to the annoyance of many readers. It is now announced that it will be resumed in the September number. MR. HEPWORTH DIXON.-This gentleman, editor of the "London Athenæum," is now in the United States, and it is said that he will visit Salt Lake City.
The Last of the THREE MOUSQUETAIRES.-Alexander Dumas' well-known romance has been dramatized, over and over again, but only that part ending with the death of Lady Winter. There has just been brought out, at the Théâtre de Porte St. Martin, Paris, "La Mort des Mousquetaires," which has been dramatized so as to include the latter part of the romance, and is given as the final finaleso to say.
JOHN BUNYAN.-Mr. Robert Cole, of Bayswater, London, possesses "Mr. John Bunyan's last sermon, preached at Mr. Gammon's Meeting-house, near Whitechappel, August 19, 1688. Printed by George Larkin at the Two Swans, without Bishopgate, 1689," and records that Bunyan died eleven days after he preached this sermon.
"ARTEMUS WARD" IN LONDON.-It is stated that "Artemus Ward" (Mr. Charles F. Brown), who is now in London, is about publishing his ideas concerning that city and its inhabitants, in a series of papers to appear in "Punch."
ENGLISH EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS.--There are thirty-four such publishers in London. The greater number are wholly metropolitan, but a few have their principal places of business elsewhere-such as in Edinburgh, York, Derby, &c. There also are several importers of foreign (Continental) educational works.
HONOR TO THE DEAD.-The subject of the next prize poem of the Paris Academy of Sciences is "The Death of Abraham Lincoln."
EDMUND YATES.-This novelist, son of the late Frederick Yates, actor, is about to commence a new novel, called "Black Sheep," in Dickens' "All the Year Round."
The Surgeon's Assistant (Caroline Chesebro).— On Translating the Divina Commedia : Third Sonnet (H. W. Longfellow). --Woman's Work in the Middle Ages (Mrs. R. C. Waterston).-Passages from Hawthorne's Note Books: IX.-University Reform (F. H. Hedge, D. D.).-The Voice.-Life Assurance.-A Distinguished Character.-The Bobolinks (C. P. Cranch).-Griffith Gaunt; or Jealousy: X. (C. Reade).-The Chimney Corner for 1866: IX. (Mrs. H. B. Stowe).-An Italian Rain Storm (Mary C. Clarke).-Incidents of the Portland Fire.-My Little Boy.-Lake Champlain (H. T. Tuckerman). -Yesterday (Harriet E. Prescott).-The Johnson Ticknor & Fields. Party.-Reviews and Literary Notices. Boston:
Our Young Folks. September.
The Tale of the Whale (B. H. Hall).-The Lily and the Beetle (Author of "Angel Children").— Half-Hours with Father Brighthopes: VI. (J. T. Trowbridge).-The Pond of the Dollys (Mrs. A. M. of a Cripple (B. G. Wilder, M. D.).-Little Pussy Diaz). Grace's Friends (Lucy Larcom).-Memoirs Willow (Mrs. H. B. Stowe).-A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life: IX. (Author of "Faith Gartney's Girlhood").-Afloat in the Forest (Mayne Reid).-Up Early.-Among the Studios: IV. (T. B. Aldrich).-Round the Evening Lamp.-Our Letter-Box. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. Hours at Home. September.
The Fossil Remains of Vermont (J. W. Phelps). -Forests (Prof. M. Schele de Vere).-The Little Preacher; concluded. Porphyrion (Alfred B. Street). The Harmonies of Nature.-Whose Fault is It? (Mrs. Prof. S. S. Robbins).-Jane Gurley's Story: Chap. XIII. (Miss E. Stuart Phelps).Froude's History of England (Prof. Noah Porter).— Forever and for Evermore (Miss Helen Brown).The Faithful Star (Miss Mary Harvey Gill).-Recollections of Hannah More (Mrs. S. C. Hall).Student Life in Germany: No. 2 (G. M. Towle).De Rebus Ruris: No. 4 (D. G. Mitchell).—A Theft for Life (Miss S. J. Pritchard).—Unforgotten.Patriotic Record of Bowdoin College (J. H. Thompson)." What is the German's Fatherland?" (Prof. W. Wells). The Lost Cause (The Editor).-—Books of the Month. New York: C. Scribner & Co. The Galaxy. September 1.
The Claverings: Chaps. XIX., XX. (Anthony Trol-lope).-Reform and Revolution in England (G. M. Towle).-Hearts of Oak and Stone (Henry Morford).—Pisa and its University (B. &.).—On Christmas Eve; with Shakspeare's Sonnets (R. H. Stoddard).-Verbal Anomalies (G. Wakeman).-Arrière Pensée (T.).—Our Patient (Caroline Chesebro). -Æronautics (B. W. Ball).—Archie Lovell: Chaps. XIX., XX. (Mrs. Edwards). Literary Frondeurs (Eugene Benson).-Rachel and Ristori (H. A. De-lille).-Atlantic Telegraphy (Fred. B. Perkins).Nebula (The Editor). New York: W. C. & F. P. Church.
Monthly Religious Magazine. July.
Harper's New Monthly Magazine. September. Reply to Řev. D. A. Wasson (E. A. Sears).— Personal Recollections of the War (Gen. D. P. Eureka.-The Personality of God (Rev. C. Palfrey, Strother).-A Man's a Man for a' That.-Army D. D.).-Hymns from the German (Rev. N. L. Life on the Border.-Midsummer.-Heroic Deeds Frothingham, D. D.).-The Character of Eugenie of Heroic Men: XIII. Texas Lost and Won.-Ab- de Guérin.-The Soul's Freedom.-Random Readsalom Mather.-Two can Play at That Game.-A ings.-Literary Notices. Boston: L. C. Bowles.