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General Record of British and Foreign Literature

CONTAINING A COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LIST OF

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LITERARY INTELLIGENCE

BOOKS PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN FROM JANUARY 1 TO 14.....
BOOKS NOW FIRST ADVERTISED AS PUBLISHED

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EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE

ENGLISH, INCLUDING DRAWING, GEOGRAPHY, ELEMENTARY, ETC.
LATIN, GREEK AND COLLEGE BOOKS

FRENCH, ITALIAN, GERMAN, ETC.

SCIENTIFIC BOOKS

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6-9

10-11

14

18-45

16-36

34-41

43-45

42

MISCELLANEOUS

46-51

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SALES BY AUCTION

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

47

WANT SITUATIONS

ASSISTANTS WANTED..............

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS:

Allen

Athenæum

Bell and Daldy.

48-50

48-50

BOOKS WANTED TO PURCHASE..

51

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Bevan (E.)

48

Groombridge

17

Oxford University Books

39

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Black.......

32

Hachette and Co.

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Popular Educator

21

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Hall, Virtue, and Co....

21

Portfolios

50

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Hiley..

28

Parker, J. H. and J.

38, 39

Cassell, Petter, and Galpin....

23

Holmes.

47

Parker and Son

13, 31

Christian Knowledge Society..

22

Houlston and Wright

13

Religious Tract Society

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Churchin

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25

Rivingtons

34, 35

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Jackson, Walford, and Hodder 14

Simpkin and Co.....

30, 36

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Johnston, Keith

13

Smith, J. R....

30

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Kennedy

26

Smith (Mapseller)

20

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Law, E...

30

Smith, Elder, and Co.

15

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Lockwood and Co...

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36

Dean and Son

18, 45

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Walker, W.

36

Deighton, Bell, and Co.

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24-29

Walton

33

De Porquet

45

Low, Son, and Co...

12

Ward and Co.

32

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Macmillan..

40, 41

Williams and Norgate

44

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24

Wilson's Catechisms

16

Fellowes..

10, 36

Morgan and Chase.......

10, 46

Winsor and Newton

14

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Murray, J.

52

47 LUDGATE HILL: January 17, 1862.

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WITH WITH the present number of the Publishers' Circular we commence our Twenty-sixth yearly have Volume, and, as our readers will observe on reference to our usual Book-lists, we endeavoured to mark the new year by introducing some improvements which, we hope, will eventually prove useful to the trade and our subscribers generally. Although we invariably given in those lists an exact transcript of the title-page of every new work published within the fortnight, as well as notes of size, price, number of pages, &c., we have long been sensible that there are a large number of instances in which those who are in the habit of

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referring to our pages might be glad to find some further information. Title-pages are frequently enigmatical or equivocal; or if otherwise, often require some brief note to give the reader a general idea of the character of the works. What, for instance, could a reader learn from the mere title of Mr. Kinglake's celebrated book of Eastern Travel - Eöthen? What from Mr. Carlyle's Sartor Resartus? Or to take an illustration from the last century, what reader would guess, without a note, that Mr. Horne Tooke's Diversions of Purley was a grave work upon Philology and Universal Grammar? Clearly a note appended would in such cases be useful. But there is a far larger class of instances in which a word or two may express the author's object, indicate some feature not mentioned, or convey some other piece of information which those who have not the book at hand would find an assistance.

To supply these desiderata is the ultimate object we propose to ourselves; but we intend strictly to confine ourselves to them. In no case shall we venture upon criticism, or award praise or censure. Our object will be simply to state facts; and this only in the case of such titles or books as seem to require elucidation. Our present number, however, must be regarded rather as a partial specimen of our intentions, than as a full realisation of what we hope to accomplish. The difficulty of the task of examining the publications of the fortnight with a certainty of passing over none, no one with experience will underrate. We have no doubt that with each number our arrangements will become more complete, and that finally we may be able to do all that we hope for. Meanwhile our readers in the trade would much facilitate our labours if they would forward, simultaneously with subscribing, copies of any new works for our editor's inspection, but not necessarily for comment; though, of course, this would at least prevent the possibility of the titles being omitted from the lists.

The Educational Literature, which is always the distinctive feature of our Circular at this period of the year, will be found from our advertisements to be in no way behind previous occasions, either in number or variety of the books advertised. Educational works and publications of every kind, from the sixpenny Primer to the solid Dictionary or the valuable Atlas, here present themselves for every stage of youth and position of life. Our Index will enable our subscribers to refer at once to the copious lists of Messrs. Longman and Co., Mr. Murray, Messrs. Smith, Elder and Co., Messrs. Parker, Son, and Bourn, Messrs. W. Blackwood and Sons, Messrs. Simpkin and Co., W. H. Smith, A. and C. Black, J. H. and J. Parker, Griffith and Farran, Keith Johnston, Darton and Co., Deighton, Bell and Co., Cassell, Petter and Galpin, Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co., Mr. Churchill, Dulau and Co., Messrs. Rivington, Lockwood and Co., Mr. James Gordon, of Edinburgh, Messrs. Groombridge and Sons, Dean and Son, Messrs. Walton and Maberly, Messrs. Macmillan and Co., Messrs. Williams and Norgate, and others, where every conceivable variety of demand for school or college, or home instruction, must find itself anticipated.

The following is our usual classification of the more important publications of the fortnight. In LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART we have a delightful book of sporting adventure, anecdotes, and information, by Mr. C. Palk Collyns, entitled Notes on the Chase of the Wild Red Deer in the Counties of Somerset and Devon, where it appears that this now fast disappearing sport still lingers; also The Proverbs of Scotland, collected and arranged with notes, explanatory and illustrative, and a copious index; Instinct and Reason, or the First Principles of Human Knowledge, by Sir G. Ramsay, Bart; Drinking Cups, Vases, Flowers, and Ornaments, designed for the use of gold and silversmiths, twenty-one facsimiles of rare etchings, imp. 8vo.; and a first part of a valuable reprint of the first edition of Shakspeare, the Folio of 1623, published by Mr. Booth, and comprising the whole of the Comedies.

In HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY we find a second volume of Dr. Hook's Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, embracing the Anglo-Norman period; two more volumes of Mr. Timbs's amusing anecdote-biographies, comprising Steele, Foote, Swift, Goldsmith, Sheridan, Theodore Hook, Sydney Smith, Porson and others; Beaten Paths, and Those who Trod Them (a kind of autobiography) by Mr. T. Colley Grattan ; Chapters from French History, with Sketches of the intermediate Periods, by J. H. Gurney; three more volumes, forming a Second Serics of Mrs. Delany's Autobiography and Correspondence with a number of fine portraits; a first volume of a History of the Names of Men, Nations, and Places, in their connection with the Progress of Civilisation, from the French of Salverte; the first two volumes of Mr. Dyer's History of Modern Europe, from the Taking of Constantinople by the Turks to the Close of the War in the Crimea; Mr. Sutherland Edwards' History of the Opera, from its Origin in Italy to the present Time, with Anecdotes of the most celebrated Composers and Vocalists, 2 vols; and Louise Juliane, Electress Palatine and her Times, by Fanny E. Bunnett.

In GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL we have a lively book of Travel in Finland, Sweden, and Russia, with the quaint title of The Northern Circuit; a work both for ordinary readers and intending emigrants, entitled Thirty-three Years in Tasmania and Victoria, being the actual Experience of the Author by G. T. Lloyd; another work, principally on the same subject, entitled Australia, with Notes by the Way on Egypt, Ceylon, Bombay, and the Holy Land, 1 vol.; and Rambles in the Lake Country and its Borders, by Edwin Waugh.

In THEOLOGY we have two important publications in opposition to the famous Essays and Reviews: the one, published by Messrs. J. H. and J. Parker, and entitled Answers to Essays and Reviews, numbers among its contributors the Rev. E. M. Goulburn, H. B. Rose, C. Heurtley, Dr. Irons, Dr. Christopher Wordsworth, and others, and has a preface by the Bishop of Oxford; the other, published by Messrs. Longman and Co., entitled Seven Answers to the

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Seven Essays and Reviews, by J. N. Griffin, replies to the Essays seriatim, and has an Introduction by the Right Hon. Joseph Napier, late Lord Chancellor of Ireland; we have also From Life to Life, Two Sermons on the Death of his late Royal Highness the Prince Consort, by the Rev. J. Cumming; The History of the Council of Florence, from the Russian of Popoff, edited by Dr. J. M. Neale; and Thoughts on Personal Religion, by E. Meyrick Goulburn.

In FICTION we have The Lady Herbert's Gentlewoman, by Miss Meteyard, 3 vols.; Forest Keep, a Novel, 3 vols.; Better Days, a Tale, edited by the Rev. Reginald N. Shutte, 2 vols. ; Partnership, a Story of the Commercial Crisis of 1857; and Charity, a Tale, by the Author of Angelo Sanmartino.

In MEDICAL WORKS we note The Breath of Life, or Mal-Respiration and its Effects upon the Enjoyment and Life of Man, by George Catlin. In JUVENILE The Children's Garland from the best Poets, selected and arranged by Coventry Patmore; The Mother's Picture Alphabet (post folio); The Favourite Story Book, comprising Original Tales for Young People, by Andersen, Mrs. Howitt, and others; and Rambles at Sunnyside, or a Week with My Godchildren, by Aunt Clara. In Law a 1st vol. of The Law and Practice of Bankruptcy, including the General Orders and Forms of Procedure, by A. A. Doria and D. C. Macrae; and The Land Drainage Act, 1861, with an Introduction, Notes, &c. by Theodore Thring. In POETRY, A Story of a Household, and other Poems, by Mark K. Roby; and The Principal Songs of Robert Burns translated into Medieval Latin Verse, by Alexander Leighton; Poems by a Painter, 1 vol; and a Book of Scottish Songs, and a Book of Scottish Ballads, both by Mr. Alexander Whitlaw.

Among NEW EDITIONS we find few worth noticing; but we may mention a 2d of Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines, by Emily S. Beaufort, with maps and illustrations, 2 vols. ; and of Mr. Spence's work on the American Union; and a 5th of the late Mrs. Barrett Browning's Poems, in 3 vols.

Messrs. LONGMAN and Co. have nearly ready Felix Mendelssohn's Letters from Italy and Switzerland, translated from the German by Lady Wallace, 1 vol.; Ten Days in Athens, with Notes by the Wayside, by D. J. Corrigan, M.D., Physician-in-Ordinary to the Queen, with Woodcuts; Records of the Ministry of the Rev. E. T. March Phillipps, M.A., Fifty Years Rector of Hathern, Leicestershire, and for some time Minister of Dishley with Thorpe Acre, and Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester, by the Author of My Life, and What shall I do with It? 1 vol.; and the Life of Sir M. I. Brunel, Civil Engineer, V.P. F.R.S., Corresponding Member of the Institute of France, &c., by Richard Beamish, with a Portrait and Illustrations, &c. Mr. MURRAY will publish immediately Letters from Rome, written to Friends at Home, by Rev. J. W. Burgon, with illustrations; One Year in Sweden, including a Visit to the Isle of Gothland, by Horace Marryat, Author of Jutland and the Danish Isles, with illustrations, 2 vols.; and the Student's History of France, from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of "the Second Empire in 1852, with woodcuts.

Messrs. A. and C. BLACK's list of new works in the press includes A New Volume of Sermons, by Thomas Guthrie, D.D.; British Agriculture, by John Wilson, Farmer, Edington Mains, Berwickshire; The Fathers of Greek Philosophy, by R. D. Hampden, Bishop of Hereford; The Student's Manual of Geology, new and greatly enlarged edit., with additional wood engravings, by J. B. Jukes; The Schoolboy's Manual of Geology; A Manual of Hygiene, by H. Letheby and Edwin Lankester; The Ambulance Surgeon, or, Practical Observations on Gunshot Wounds, by P. L. Appia, edited, with Notes, by T. W. Nunn and A. M. Edwards; &c.

Messrs. BLACKWOOD & Co. will publish at the end of the month a cheap edition of Adam Bede, in 1 volume.

Messrs. J. H. and J. PARKER have in the press A Life of Bishop Wilson, by the Rev. J. Keble; The Authenticity and Messianic Interpretation of the Prophecies of Isaiah, by the Rev. P. Payne Smith; &c.

Messrs. MACMILLAN & Co. have in the press Syria as a Province of the Ottoman Empire, by Cyril Grahain; Religio Chemici, by George Wilson; A Sketch of American History since the Union, by J. M. Ludlow; A Memoir of the Life of the Rev. Robert Story; and other

works.

Messrs. BELL & DALDY have now ready a new edition of the Complete Works of Spenser, by Mr. J. Payne Collier.

Messrs. WARD and Co. have nearly ready Windsor Castle and Town, Historical and Descriptive, by the Rev. J. Stoughton.

Messrs. BosWORTH and HARRISON will publish immediately a Cookery Book for the Poor, by Francatelli, at the moderate price of sixpence.

Messrs. Low, Son, and Co. will publish in a few days The Lady's Reader in Prose and Verse, with some Practical Instructions for Good Reading and Speaking, as a Teacher's Assistant, by George Vandenhoff; and The Clerical Assistant, an Elocutionary Guide to the Reading of the Scriptures and Litany, by the same author.

Mr. HOTTEN, of Piccadilly, is about to reprint the curious little London Directory of 1677, only two copies of which are known to exist; one being in the Free Library at Manchester, and the other having been sold the other day from the library of the Rev. Joseph Hunter, for £9, and purchased, we believe, for the British Museum. The little book is curious among other things as containing the name of Alexander Pope, the father of the poet, among the merchants

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