Page images
PDF
EPUB

his calm temperament, to rule the stormy multitude, for stormy even already they threaten to be, oyer which his eye ranges as he takes the chair. After reading an elaborate address, he announces, amidst deafening cheers and bravos! that the Congress is opened. But before I proceed any further in the narrative, I must tell you of what materials this Congress is composed.

In addition to a large number of literary men and artists who have attended the meeting voluntarily, there are few scientific, literary, or artistic bodies in Europe that have not sent delegates. In some instances, Continental governments have considered the occasion so important that they have appointed ministers to represent them. Thus the Government of Saxony is represented by M. de Witzleben, Councillor of State; the Government of Denmark, by M. Schiern, Member of the Danish Diet; the Government of Holland, by M. Bakhuizen-Vanden Brinck, Archivist General to the Kingdom; the Government of Sardinia, by Baron de Jacquemond, Senator and Councillor of State: the Government of Parma, by M. Martini; and the Government of Portugal by M. Silva-Farreo, Secretary of State-the King being himself also a member of the Congress. The public institutions, societies, and associations represented by actual delegation, independently of a long list which have signified their adhesion, are sufficiently numerous and responsible to give weight and authority to the action of the assembly. For example: the Royal Academy of London sends its excellent Secretary, M. J. P. Knight; M. Pacheco, formerly Minister, is delegated by the Royal Academy of Madrid; M. Altmeyer by the Royal Academy of Belles-lettres of Seville; M. Delavigne by the Academy of Toulouse; M. Scribe, by the Commission of Frenchi Dramatic Authors; Count Reinhard, by the Historical Institute of France; M. Labrouste, by the Central Society of Architects of Paris; M. Ménessier-Delange, by the Society of Musical Composers and Publishers of Paris; M. Paul Féval, by the Society des Gens de Lettres of Paris; M. Fournier, by the Society of the Fine Arts, the Athenæum of the Arts, and the Society for Elementary Instruction in France; M. Knytenbrouwer, by the Society Arti et Amicitiæ of Amsterdam; M. Gaullieur, by the Institute of Geneva; and other delegates from the Academies of Florence, Padua, and Belgium. Here at least is tangible evidence of the interest felt in the subject, and practical proof of the strong desire that exists among the classes most concerned, and best qualified to judge of the means for the establishment of international copyright upon a sound and permanent basis. We are too apt in this country to treat such volunteer efforts to accomplish general benefits as mere moonshine; and to sneer at these Continental assemblies, with their floral embellishments, serenades and banquets, as pure exhibitions of sentiment, very declamatory and theatrical and captivating while they last, but leading to nothing in the end. The fact, too, that this Congress has been held in Brussels, the miniature metropolis of the miniature kingdom, having little power to influence the legislation of other countries, suggests to our supercilious critics a ridiculous comparison between the means and the end, which seems to them conclusive of the whole matter. The first consideration in every attempt to estimate the worth of these demonstrations, ought to be the nature, substance, and utility of the object proposed. Does it supply an admitted want? Does it confer a substantial benefit? If these questions are answered in the affirmative, the scenery, dresses and decorations may be dismissed as of little account. They are the accidents, and not the essentials. We do not judge of a picture by its frame; and whether the arena of a great popular discussion be Exeter Hall, sombre and naked, or a Continental museum, hung with boughs and ribbons, and fantastical devices, the final effect on the general mind must be governed by the practical value of the design, whatever it may be. It is astonishing how quickly the public strip the nut of its husk, and get at the kernel.

Literary Intelligence.

A REMINISCENCE OF THE AUTHOR OF "HOME, SWEET HOME." Having noticed pieces in different papers of the day, doubting that the late John Howard Payne was the author of "Home, Sweet Home," I have wished to give a reminiscence of "by-gone years."

It may not be known to many, that Mr. Payne, on a journey, in 1835, from New Orleans to New York, passed through the Cherokee country, and on becoming interested in the history of the Cherokees, formed the purpose of adding it to his literary labors, and for this end spent a number of weeks in the Cherokee Nation. He passed his time in Mr. Ross's (the principal chief) family, examining records of the Councils, obtaining information from aged Cherokees of their former laws and customs, and in gaining various kinds of knowledge to assist him in his intended work.

The officers of the Georgia Guard, knowing that a stranger guest was in Mr. Ross's family, supposed him to be some one employed by Mr. Ross, aid him in holding out against the removal of the Cherokees. Mr. Ross's possessions had been taken from him in Georgia, and he had removed his family into Tennessee, where Georgia had no jurisdiction, yet the guard came over one night and surrounded his house, taking him and Mr. Payne

prisoners. They made no resistance, except as an officer was gathering up papers on the table, Mr. Payne, supposing he thought them to be Mr. Ross's, surrounded them with his arms, and drawing them to himself, said, "These

..

are mine, sir," upon which the officer gave him a blow across the mouth, saying, you are the one we are arter,”-bidding him to be ready to accompany them. As Mr. Payne took down his travelling equipments, the officer discovered among them a brace of pistols, which he took and girded on himself, not without calling for Mr. Payne's assistance, however, as there was something about the fastening that was not understood by the officer.

But now about "Sweet Home." As they were riding along in the night, one of the guard hummed over the words, upon which Mr. Payne remarked to him that he was the author. The soldier was incredulous, but when they arrived at the place of destination, a song-book happened to be lying open in the room, and on the open page was "Sweet Home," with Mr. Payne's name affixed as its author.

When he was released, and returned to Mr. Ross's, he called immediately on us, and related this among other circumstances. My husband and family had been ejected from our home in Georgia, and were then living in a little open cabin on the Tennessee side, till we could erect a comfortable building. I love to think of Mr. Payne's familiar visits while living in this lowly style. He would take tea with us, when I was obliged to set my table under a tree in the door yard. He would make some pleasant remark about my spacious dining saloon, and when the cloth was removed, and we were seated for conversation, would speak of the ease with which it could be converted into a drawing room He was particularly fond of our children, calling our daughters his little foresters, and when our sons were sent east to school, he always met them as an old friend, performing many acts of kindness toward them.

His last letter to us was when he was under appointment as Consul to Tunis. We were pained to hear of his death, and when notice was given of the intention of raising a subscription for erecting a monument to his memory, I have desired to cast in the "widow's mite."-Correspondence of the New York Observer.

LITERARY ITEMS.-Lord Macaulay has announced that he will confine himself in future to his closet as a historian, and take no further part in public life.

The new "Puritan Review" is passing through the press, and will appear in January. It is handsomely printed and will make a good appear

ance.

"The Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England," by Hon. James Savage, of Boston, is now in a state of great forwardness for the press, and volumes will probably be published in the course of the coming year by Little, Brown & Co. Mr. Savage, it is understood, has devoted the labor of more than twelve years to the preparation of this work, which possesses an ample guaranty of its completeness and accuracy, in the wellknown fidelity, antiquarian zeal, and exact habits of research for which its learned editor is proverbial.

All sorts of literary and artistical publications, we hear from Germany, announce the approach of the centenary jubilee of Schiller's birthday. The printing-office of Cotta, the Stuttgart publisher, will give us at last the longexpected critical edition of Schiller's complete works, done upon the plan of the edition of Lessing's works, by Lachman and Maltzahn. A new life of Schiller, by Herr Emil Palleske, has begun to appear, and another work on the same subject by Johannes Scherr, and illustrated by the first German artists, is announced. Another artistical work is the "Schiller Gallerie, Charactere aus Schiller's Werken, gezeichnet von Frederich Pecht und Arthur von Ramberg," of which the first number has just been published by Herr F. A. Brockhaus, of Leipzig. This work will contain fifty plates in ten numbers, representing the principal characters from Schiller's dramas, together with a portrait of the poet and that of his wife. The letter-press is by one of the illustrators, Herr Frederich Pecht; it accompanies every engraving, and explains the intention of the painter and the way in which he understood the character represented. This first number contains the figures of Hedwig (the wife of Tell), Gessler, Max Piccolomini, Lady Milford, and Louisa Miller. The work is to be completed on the 10th of November, 1859, Schiller's centenary birthday.-Athenæum.

Beranger's library is about to be sold by auction, in Paris. Although he seldom bought books, his library was very extensive, for all French authors of repute sent him presentation copies of their works. Thiers, Lamartine, Lamennais, Georges Sand, Alexandre Dumas, Michelet, Augustin Thierry, Casimir Delavigne, Victor Hugo, and many others, signed their names in their title page to some complimentary lines dedicated to him. The autographs, therefore, add greatly to the value of the collection.

FRENCH REVOLUTION.-The Paris correspondent of the London Times states that a curious collection of portraits, caricatures, and political prints, is advertised for sale at the literary auction-room of the Rue Druot. This collection, the Times says, was formed by an amateur named Laterade, and comprises all the political caricatures published in Paris from the year 1789 to the Revolution of 1848. It is divided by the auctioneer into three parts; the first comprises all that relates to the period between 1789 and the Consulate. Of these there are 2,000 pieces, and they are to be brought to the hammer in the course of the week. Verses in manuscript appear at the bottom of many of the caricatures, in the taste of the period during which they were written. Portraits of Louis XVI. are very numerous, as well as those of Marie Antoinette. Louis is seen sitting on his throne at the opening of

the States-General. A few steps further three portraits represent the unfortunate King wearing a red cap (bonnet rouge) with the national cockade. At the approach of the date of the 21st of January, the portrait of Louis XVI. is enclosed in a shabby frame. He appears to be overwhelmed with grief, and underneath is written "Louis the False." There is one portrait of Louis XVIII, when eight years of age. He wears a cocked hat, and his hand is resting on a sword. Underneath is written "Domine, refugium meum et fortitudo mea." The portraits of the King's sisters and of the Count d'Artois, afterwards Charles X., appear to mark the period of the emigration. Coriolanus is shaking the dust from his feet in order not to take anything with him from his ungrateful country. The portraits of the King's brothers are in complete harmony with those seen in the Museum of Versailles. The Cardinal with rosy cheeks and Anacreontic expression, is the Prince of Rohan Guemenée. Near him is the Countess de la Motte, wearing the small round bonnet of that period on the back of her head. A little farther is the physician Guillotin, with particularly mild features; under him is written, "Civi optimo; "a multitude of guillotines follow in his suite. Robespierre is there, with his glassy eyes and cold expression of countenance. A hor rible caricature, of a later date-evidently the 9th Thermidor, represents him sitting at the foot of a tumular pyramid, on which is written, "The Tomb of France." In the foreground are several guillotines, which are at rest with the exception of one, which is in the act of beheading a man: this man is the executioner, whom Robespierre is decapitating, having no other left to put to death. There is, moreover, the assembly held in the Tennis-court, in which the details are more complete than in the painting by David. There is the capture of the Bastile, the demolition of the Bastile, the dances of the Sans Culottes on the ruins of the Bastile by torchlight, the Champ de Mars at the meeting of the Confederation, the altar of the country; on a cartouche is written, "Oath of the 14th July, 1790." The "Caveau des Motionnaries," in the Palais Royal, expresses the political feeling of the period-men of every age and condition are seen bringing forward written motions, which they ask leave to explain at length. Despotism is represented as a hydra or monster with several necks and heads, which Sans Culottes are cutting off as the poppy heads were cut off in the garden of Tarquin, The whole collection seems to form in itself as complete a "History of the French Revolution" any yet written.

as

New Publications

Received at the Office of the AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' CIRCULAR. [In the following List will be found the names of such books only as have been sept to this Journal. The titles of all books as they are issued will be regularly inserted in the proper column.]

E. Darrow & BROTHER publish “The Sabbath: a Sermon in Poetry," by Rev. Abram Blakely, A. B.

C. S. FRANCIS & Co. favor us with "Women and Work," by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon: with an Introduction by Catharine M. Sedgwick. “This Tract is addressed especially to men and women who live by the work of their hands or heads; their ears are always the most open to reason; they are main mass and hope of our country; and it is they who are the most to blame in not training up their daughters to work."

[ocr errors]

MUNSELL & ROWLAND have got out "Proclamations for Thanksgiving, issued by the Continental Congress, President Washington, by the National and State Governments on the Peace of 1815, and by the Governors of New York since the Introduction of the Custom; with those of the Governors of the several States 1858 with an Historical Introduction and Notes." The work has been prepared in excellent style, clearly and handsomely printed, on fine, wide paper. From the same publishers we have also received "What is Hcmoeopathy? Its Positions defined and contrasted with Alleopathy," by Dr. Jerome A. Mabey; the Ninth Annual Report of the Inspectors of the Albany Penitentiary;" and "Webster's Calendar; or, the Albany Almanac for 1859."

D. APPLETON & Co. publish "Le Cabinet des Fées; or Recreative Readings, arranged for the express Use of Students in French," by Georges Gérard, A. M., who says in his Preface: "After an experience of many years in teaching, we are convinced that such works as the Adventures of Telemachus and the History of Charles XII.-despite their incontestable beauty of style and richness of material-are too difficult for beginners, even of mature age. Such works, too, consisting of a continuous narrative, present to most students the discouraging prospect of a formidable undertaking, which they fear will never be completed. On the other hand, a mere book of fables, although free from the last objection, is in general too narrow in its scope to fulfil the desired end. To avoid the difficulties and secure the advantages mentioned, we have chosen the Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault and Mme. de Beaumont. The department of literature thus sought as the means of instruction in language, supplies, as our experience has amply demonstrated, agreeable and attractive material for beginners of all ages and conditions."

[blocks in formation]

TICK NOR & FIELDS publish "Lectures and Addresses on Literary and Social Topics," by the late Rev. Frederick W. Robertson, M. A., of Brighton; also, a volume of Poems, by Frances Anne Kemble, and a beautiful volume, tastefully printed on tinted paper, each page bordered, entitled "Willie Winkie's Nursery Songs of Scotland," edited by Mrs. Silsbee,-a collection of which Lord Jeffrey wrote: "There are more touches of genuine pathos, more happy poetical images, and above all, more sweet and engaging pictures of what is peculiar in the depth, softness, and thoughtfulness of our Scotch domestic affections, in this extraordinary volume, than I have met with in any thing like the same compass since the days of Burns." The same house add two more volumes, containing "Anne of Geierstein" to their "Household Edition" of the Waverley Novels.

THE GENERAL PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION AND CHURCH BOOK SOCIETY, Rev. F. D. Harriman, agent, send us a number of recent publications. "Life of Bishop Claggett, of Maryland," and "Life of Bishop Henshaw, of Rhode Island," two vols., by John N. Norton, A. M.-"Josie Gray, and other Sketches," by Mrs. Louise B. Wright-"The Story of a. Story Book," by Jenny Marsh Parker,-"Little Elsie"-" Christmas Vigils; or, Kitty Clarke's Dream"-The Christmas Earnings," by Lucy Ellen Guernsey Aunt Charity," by Mrs. E. L. Northrop "An Horology; or, Dial of Prayer"-" The Rambles of a Rat," by A. L. O. E.; and "Christian Union, and the Protestant Episcopal Church in its Relations to Church Unity," by William H. Lewis, D. D.

[ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

List of New Works.

AMERICAN.

BODICHON -Women and Work. By Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. With an Introduction, by Catharine M. Sedgwick. Paper. pp. 35. [C. S. Francis & Co.}

50

BOND.-An Account of Donati's Comet of 1858. By George P. Bond. Extracted from the Mathematical Monthly, with two fine Steel Plates, 4to. size, and twenty-one Woodcuts. 4to. pp. 83. [John Bartlett.] BROWN.-The Four Gospels, according to the Authorized Version, with Original and Selected Parallel References and Marginal readings, and an Original and Copious Critical and Explanatory Commentary. By the Rev. David Brown, D.D., professor, Free Church College, Aberdeen. 16mo. [William S. & Alfred Martien.] CHRIST-CHILD (The). By T. F., author of "Better than Diamonds." 18mo. pp. 38. [Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday School Union, and Church Book Society, F. D. Harriman, Agt.] Paper. CHRISTMAS Vigils; or, Kitty Clarke's Dream. By Miss Mary. 18mo. pp. 139. [Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday School Union, and Church Book Society, F D. Harriman, Agt.]

50

08

25

COAST SURVEY (The): Its Cost, Abuses and Power. 8vo. pp. 15. Paper. DEXTER.-Street-Thoughts. By Rev. Henry M. Dexter, pastor of Pine Street

75

25

Church. 16mo. pp. 216. [Crosby, Nichols & Co.] DICKENS.-A House to Let. A Christmas and New Year's Story. In Six Chapters. By Charles Dickens. 8vo. pp. 75. Paper. [T. B. Peterson & Brothers.] GERARD.-Le Cabinet des Fées; or, Recreative Readings, arranged for the express Use of Students of French. By Georges Gérard, A.M., Prof. of French and Literature, and author of several works to facilitate the rapid acquirement of the French language. 12mo. pp. 832. [D. Appleton & Co.] 1 00 GUERNSEY.-The Christmas Earnings; or, Ethel Fletcher's Temptation. By

Lucy Ellen Guernsey, author of "Sophie Kennedy's Experience," "Sign of the Cross," etc. 18mo. pp. 147. [Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday School Union, and Church Book Society, F. D. Harriman, Agt.]

80

HOME WHISPERS. By Melva. 12mo. pp. 336. [American Female Guardian Society.]

05

HOROLOGY (An); or, Dial of Prayer. 32mo. pp. 24. [Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday
School Union, and Church Book Society, F. D. Harriman, Agt.]
KEMBLE.-Poems. By Frances Anne Kemble. 16mo. pp. 812. [Ticknor &
Fields.]
1 00

LEWIS.-Christian Union, and the Protestant Episcopal Church in its Relations to
Church Unity. By William H. Lewis, D.D., rector of the Church of the
L. I. 16mo. 116. [Rev. F. D. Harriman.] 87

LITTLE ELSIE: to which is added, Little Jemmy, the Chimney Sweeper Being STEREOSCOPIC

20

Entertaining Stories for Yonth. 18mo. pp. 81. [Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday
School Union, and Church Book Society, F. D. Harriman, Agt.]
MABEY.-What is Homoeopathy? Its Positions defined and contrasted with
Al'eopathy. A Lecture before Literary and Scientific Societies. By Dr.
Jerome A. Mabey. Paper. 8vo. pp. 31. [Munsell & Rowland.]
NORTHROP.-Aunt" Charity. By E. L Northrop author of "Letters to
Young Communicants on the Christian Walk," etc, etc. 16mo. pp. 332.
[Gen. Prot. Fpis. Sunday School Union, and Church Book Society, F. D.
Harriman, Agt.]
NORTON.-Life of Bishop Claggett, of Maryland. By John N. Norton, A.M.
18mo. pp. 135. [Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday School Union, and Church Book
Society, F. D. Harriman, Agt.]

75

80

80

The Life of Bishop Henshaw, of Rhode Island. By John N. Norton, A.M.
18mo. pp. 164. [Same.]
OFFICES of Devotion for Sunday Schools, with Hymns illustrative of the Life of a
Christian Child. Approved by the Provisional Bishop of New York. 18mo.
pp. 54. [Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday School Union, and Church Book Society,
F. D. Harriman, Agt.]

06

OLMSTED. Rudiments of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy: designed for the
Younger Classes in Academies, and for Common Schools. By Denison
Olmsted, LL.D., Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy in Yale
College. Revised edition, with Experimental Illustrations. 18mo. pp. 802.
[Collins & Brother ]

08

80

PARKER.-The Story of a Story Book. By Jenny Marsh Parker. 18mo. pp. 72.
[Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday School Union, and Church Book Society, F. D.
Harriman, Agt. Paper.
PROCLAMATIONs for Thanksgiving, issued by the Continental Congress, Pres't.
Washington, by the National and State Governments on the Peace of 18:5,
and by the Governors of New York since the Introduction of the Custom;
With an Histor-
with those of the Governors of the several States in 1858.
ical Introduction and Notes. 4to. pp. 183. [Munsell & Rowland. 2.00
RAMBLES (The) of a Rat. By A. L. O. E., authoress of The Young Pilgrim,"
etc., etc. 18mo. pp. 185. [Gen. Prot. Epis. Sunday School Union, and
Church Book Society, F. D. Harriman, Agt.]
REPORT.-Ninth Annual Report of the Inspectors of the Albany Penitentiary,
made to the Joint Authorities on the 8th December, 1857. Paper. 8vo.
pp. 39. [Munsell & Rowland.]
ROBERTSON-Lectures and Addresses on Literary and Social Topics. By the late
Rev. Frederick W. Robertson, M.A., of Brighton. 12mo. pp. 818. [Tick-
nor & Fields.]
SERAPHIC (The) Manual. A Collection of Devotions and Pious Practices, accord-
ing to the Spirit of the Catholic Church. With the Rule and Explanation of
the Third Order of St. Francis, and the Arch-Confraternity of the Cord.
18mo. pp. 740. [Dunigan & Brother (Kirker)]
SILSBEE. Willie Winkie's Nursery Songs of Scotland. Edited by Mrs. Silsbee.
16mo. pp. 95. [Ticknor & Fields.]
SMITH.-Reports of Cases argued and determined in the Court of Appeals of the
State of New York. By E. Peshine Smith, Counsellor-at-Law. Vol. 8.
8vo. [Banks & Brothers.]

1.00

50

75

TRIBUNE (The) Almanac and Political Register for 1859. pp. 64.

[H. Greeley &

Co.]
13
WAVERLEY NOVELS.-Household Edition. Anne of Geierstein. 2 vols. 16mo.
pp. 810-348. [Ticknor & Fields.]
1250
WEBSTER'S Calendar; or, the Albany Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1859. By
Joel Munsell. [Munsell & Rowland.j

03

40

WORKING and Trusting; or, Sketches drawn from the Records of "The Chil-
dren's Mission to the Children of the Institute." 18mo. [Crosby, Nichols
& Co.]
WRIGHT.-Josie Gray: and Other Sketches. For the Children at Home. By
Mrs. Louise B. Wright. Second edition. 18mo. pp. 82. [Gen. Prot. Epis.
Sunday School Union, and Church Book Society, F. D. Harriman, Agt.] 20

NOW READY:

Just Published.
OLMSTED'S RUDIMENTS,

NORTON'S

New Edition.

Rudiments of Natural Phi- Literary Letter, No. 3.
losophy & Astronomy,

CONTENTS:

Designed for the Younger Classes in Acade. 1. The Stamp which led to the American
Revolution, illustrated.
mies, and for Common Schools. By
DENISON OLMSTED, LL. D., Prof. of 2.
Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, Yale
College. 1 handsome volume. Large
18mo. Price, 56 cents.

3.
This excellent manual having been thor
oughly revised and enlarged by its well-
known author, is now presented in an
improved form. It stands pre-eminent
among text-books of its class, for the value
of the truths selected, simplicity of language,
density and compr hensiveness.

COLLINS & BROTHER,

PUBLISHERS,

82 Warren Street, New York.

HERMAN & WHITNEY,

Booksellers and Stationers,

175 EAST WATER STREET,
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.
Publishers will have the kindness to for-
ward to our address their latest Trade Lists
and Circulars,

The Literature of American Numismatics,
with plates of the N. E. Coinage, Ele-
phant Piece, Maryland Coins, &c.

American Medals, a complete list as far as
possible, with description,

4. Prices of Coins, collected from last sales.
5. Norton's Bibliotheca Americana, being a
complete catalogue of the stock on
hand of Books relating to America, ar-
ranged under the proper headings of
States, & c.

6. Advertisements of Publishing Houses in
New York, Philadelphia aud Boston,
comprising desirable works for Libra
ries.

Complete in small 4to., finely printed on
the best paper. Price, 25 cents. Sent by
mail to any address on the receipt of ten
three-cent stamps. Address,

CHARLES B. NORTON,
Agent for Libraries, New York.

Fine Statuary
English Groups..

WILEY & HALSTED, 351 Broadway, N. Y.,

Offer at Wholesale and Retail,

[ocr errors]

Eliot's celebrated English Groups.

Silvester's
Goodman's

16

Woodin's Olio and Oddities..

English Groups...

[ocr errors]

American Groups.

66

46

Artistic Groups.

46

"

[blocks in formation]

NEW YORK.

[ocr errors]

Crystal Palace..

66

Manchester Exhibition..
English Snow Scenes..
American Scenery.

CHURCH SERVICES.

":

We beg to inform the Trade that we have
just published a beautiful edition, in 32mo.,
of the

PICTURES.

CHURCH SERVICE.

This is a book that we have long been
solicited to publish. and can now supply it,
in our usual varieties, and in many new and
elegant styles. Also, the

PRAYER BOOK, same edition.

EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE,
Importers and Publishers of the Standard
and Authorized London Editions of

66

Per doz.
(about 80 different subjects).
$6.00
(50 or more kinde), A col'd, 5 00
6.00
(about 100 varieties), B
64
C
7.00
(about 100 varieties).....col'd, 8 00
8.00
8.00
600

"

66

46

30
50
(about 30 varieties).

66
66

46

"

46

- plain, 6 00

46

6 00

5 00

6 00

46

7 00
7.00
plain, 5 50
...col'd, 6 00
...plain, 4 50
...col'd, 7 00
....plain, 6 00
A col'd. 6 00
A plain, 5 00
B col'd, 5 00
B plain, 4 00
(upwards of 30 different views)......plain, 5 50

.....

"6

• •

46

66

..col'd, 7 00
..plain, 6 00
.col'd, 7 00
plain, 6 00
..plain, 6 00
46 4 50
..col'd, 6 00
-plain, 4 00

" 4.00

64

66

.(upwards of 50 different views)..

64

64

44

46

..(50 varieties).
(upwards of 30 varieties).
(10 varieties)

64

(Prayer Books for Episcopal Churches
in the U. S.)

122 NASSAU STREET, N. YORK,

(Removed from 47 Cliff Street,)
AND 189 FLEET STREET, LONDON.

BIBLES of all Sizes, Prices, and Bindings,
from the Pocket Edition to the Quarto and
Folio, for Family or Pulpit use.

E. CHEESWRIGHT, Agent, N. Y.

.(3 kinds).

.(12 or more kinds).
(many kinds)
(about 100 different views)..

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors]

44

[ocr errors]

41

The Moon, in a Stereoscope.
Eclipse.
Waves of the Sea......
Birds' Nests...
Flowers (very fine).
Copies of tine Carvings.
Shells (very beautiful).
Rarey's Horse Taming..
Cats, &c...
Corals.....

Skeleton Leaves (very beautiful).

Views on the CONTINENT, in the HOLY LAND, EGYPT, &c., in great variety.

Liberal Discount to the Trade.-Catalogues Gratis.

Booksellers and others wishing to engage in the sale of these beautiful articles, may
have a small assortment, by way of experiment. put up for them-with and without
Instruments. $50 to $100, will produce a fair variety, including Instruments.

(about 30 different views).

(4 kinds).

5.00
..col'd, 5 00
.plain, 3 50
...cold, 6 00
..plain, 4 50
..col'd, 7 00

#6

5 CO

-(2 kinds).
.(several kinds).

[ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]

Globes! Globes!!

The increasing demand for Globes has in-
duced us to make important additions to
our list, and we now have the largest assort.
ment ever before offered in this country.
They are also the only Globes in market
that are engraved up to the present date.

16 inch bronze pedestal stand, per pair, $75.
16 inch, wood frames, per pair, $45.

Bibles, Testaments, Prayer Books, &c. 16 inch Black-board Globe, mounted on an

iron semi-frame, each, $12.

Prices of the Franklin Globes.

30 inch Terrestrial, with quadrant and com-
pass, on a splendid mahogany frame,
$150.

12 inch, Fancy wood frame, per pair, $28.

10 inch, bronze pedestal stand, per pair, $36.
10 inch, bronze stand, per pair, $24.

0 inch, wood stand, per pair, $22.

6 inch, bronze stand, per pair, $9.
6 inch, bronze semi-irame, per pair $6 50.

For Descriptive Circulars address the
Manufacturers.

MOORE & NIMS,
Publishers and Globe Manufacturers,
TROY, N. Y.

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

NEW YORK.

EXECUTORS' SALE,

Valuable Private Library.

THE EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF

Splendid, Rare and Important

S,

воок

FORMING THE PRIVATE LIBRARY OF THE LATE

GEORGE PHILLIPS PARKER,

COMPRISING AN IMMENSE VARIETY OF

THE BEST WORKS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE,
BUT ESPECIALLY IN HISTORY, ANTIQUITIES, VOYAGES
AND TRAVELS, NATURAL HISTORY, BIBLIOG-
RAPHY, EARLY PRINTED BOOKS, FINE
ARTS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, CLASSICS, FACETIÆ, BOOKS
RELATING TO AMERICA AND GENERAL LITERA-
TURE, THE COST OF THE COLLECTION
BEING ORIGINALLY OVER $20,000.

The whole to be sold at Auction, without reserve, by

GEO. A. LEAVITT & CO.,

AT THE

TRADE SALE ROOMS, 377 & 379 Broadway, N. Y.

SALE COMMENCING ON

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, AT 3} O'CLOCK, P. M.
And continued daily in the order of the Catalogue.

SALE TO COMMENCE EACH AFTERNOON AT 34 O'CLOCK.

Among the Books, which are all choice Copies, Elegantly Bound, are :
Champollion's Monuments of Egypt and Nu Lodge's Portraits. 12 vols, 4to, proofs.
bia. 4 volumes, atlas folio.
Musee Francais and Musee Royale. 6 vols.,
Murphy's Arabian Antiquities of Spain. At- folio, proofs before letters,
las folio.
Becker's Augusteum. 3 volumes, folio.
Canova's Works. 3 volumes, folio.
Abbotsford edition of the Waverley Novels,
full calf.
Knight's Pictorial Shakspeare.
Bulmer's Milton. 3 volumes, folio.
Voltaire's Works. 60 vols.

Delphine Classics. 185 vols., in calf binding.
Pickering's Milton. 8 vols.
Encyclopædia Britannica. 21 volumes, 4to.
Priestley's Works. 26 vols.
Nichols's Literary History and Anecdotes,
16 volumes.
Works of Sir Egerton Brydges.

The Publications of the Shakspeare and
Percy Society.
Annual Register. 80 volumes.
Edinburgh Review. 75 volumes, calf.
Taylor's Plato. 5 volumes, 4to.

A fine copy of Mather's Magnalia. Folio.
Chalmers's Annals of the American Colonies.
4to. 1780.
Sparks' Life and Writings of Washington.

12 volumes, imperial 8vo. Large paper.
The Bibliographical Works of Brunet,
Watts, Lowndes, Rich, Clarke, &c.
And a great variety of Books relative to
Napoleon and the French Revolution,
Shakspeariana, Sporting, Ethnology,
and a number of very early printed
Books.

con.

Kingsborough's Antiquities of Mexico. 9
volumes, folio.
Grose's Antiquities of England and Wales.
12 volumes, folio.
Wood's Athenæ Oxoniensis. 4 vols., 4to,
Thurloe's State Papers. 7 volumes, folio.
Harleian Miscellany. 10 volumes, 4to.
Montfaucon's Antiquities. 6 volumes, folio
Walton's Polyglot Bible and Castelli Lexi-
8 volumes, folio. 1637.
Hakluyt's and Churchill's Collections of
Voyages and Travels.
Purchas his Pilgrimes. 5 vols., folio. 1625.
The Voyages and Travels of Clarke, La
Perouse, Vancouver, Pallas, Wilkes,
Bruce, Denon, &c. Best editions.
Catesby's Natural History of Carolina and
Florida. 2 volumes, folio.
Gould's Birds of Europe. 5 vols., folio.
Natural History of New York. 19 vols., 4to.
Wilson's American Ornithology.
Bonaparte's American Ornithology. 4 vols.,
4to.

Redoute's Roses. 3 volumes, 8vo.
Donovan's British Birds and Insects. 26 vols.
Holbrook's American Herpetology 5 vol.
umes, 4to.
Mclan's Book of the Clans. 2 vols., folio.
Raczynski's History of Modern Art in Ger-
many. 4 volumes, 4to and folio.

Mostly all of the above are in fine condition, and many of them in the most elegant
Morocco and Calf Binding

CATALOGUES now ready, and may be had of the Auctioneers, or will be sent
per mail, on receipt of 12 cents in Stamps.

SPECIAL NOTICE.
Parties who cannot attend this Sale, can have their orders to purchase from the Cata-
logue faithfully executed by the Auctioneers, free of charge.

GEO. A. LEAVITT & Co., Auctioneers, 377 & 379 Broadway, N. Y.

SPLENDID ILLUSTRATED EDITION

COOPER'S

ISSUED IN A STYLE OF UNSURPASSED ELEGANCE,

OF

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH FIVE HUNDRED ORIGINAL DRAWINGS

THE PIONEERS.

RED ROVER.

LAST OF THE MOHICANS.

THE SPY.

WEPT OF WISH-TON-WISH.
THE RED SKINS.

AND

BY F. o. d. DARLEY,

Published by Subscription-A Volume issued monthly, containing a Novel complete-Price, $1 50.

The Publishers will commence February 1, 1859, the publication of an entirely new edition of the Novels of J. FENIMORE COOPER, issued with great elegance, and illustrated on steel and wood from drawings by F. O. C. DARLEY. The size will be Crown Octavo; the type clear and elegant; it will be printed on a beautiful cream-tinted and calendered paper, of superior stock and finish, manufactured expressly for this edition; bound in embossed cloth, with beveled edges, and stamped in gilt upon the side and back, from new and appropriate designs.

NOVELS,

Each volume will contain two steel plates, and twelve designs on wood, all from the pencil of Darley, making a total in the series of nearly FIVE HUNDRED DRAWINGS, at a cost exceeding Twenty Thousand Dollars. The steel plates are the most costly works of art of their kind yet produced in this country. The spirited and admirable drawings by Mr. Darley, whose genius was never so much at home as upon the picturesque pages of Cooper, have been engraved with bank note delicacy and finish, in Line and Etching, at a cost far exceeding the usual expenditure upon publications of the kind.

THE PILOT.

THE PRAIRIE.
WYANDOTTE.

The entire series will be completed in thirty-two volumes, uniform, containing the author's latest revisions and corrections, embracing:

THE DEERSLAYER.
THE PATHFINDER.
THE CRATER.

THE WATER WITCH.

[blocks in formation]

W. A. TOWNSEND & CO., PUBLISHERS,

OAK OPENINGS.

It is intended that this edition of Cooper's Novels shall excel in elegance, artistic beauty, and mechanical perfection, any publication heretofore issued in this country. The publishers have labored assiduously to render it, in every department, worthy of the reputation of the author, and acceptable to the American public.

* A SPECIMEN VOLUME AND BOUND PROSPECTUS ARE NOW READY FOR SPECIAL AGENTS AND CANVASSERS.

377 Broadway, New York.

« PreviousContinue »