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Particulars of price, &c. to be sent direct to the parties whose names and addresses are given.} NOTICE. As a reply to any correspondents complaining of the omission of their wants, we beg to draw attention to the following:N.B. BOOKS IN PRINT NOT ADVERTISED FOR.

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Ferguson's New System of Fortification, imperial 8vo.
Hardwick's Christ and other Masters, 4 vols. 8vo.
Melmoth the Wanderer

Magazine of Science and School of Arts, 5 vols.
Clark's Naval Tactics, 2d edit. 4to.

Fuller's Works. Aldine Pickering's edits. (any).

Collingridge, W. H., 117 Aldersgate Street, E.C.
Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor. No. 14, Sept. 6, 1851

Coward, G., Bookseller, Carlisle

Maurice's Church a Family

Unity of the New Testament
Kingdom of Christ, 2 vols.
Lectures on the Hebrews

Eustace Conway, a Novel

Art Journal for 1857-58, in Parts or cloth

Dalton, W. H., 28 Cockspur Street

John Gilpin, a Panorama, coloured (Read's orig. edit.) Thomson's Bampton Lectures

Cunningham's History of Taxes, &c. 2 copies

New Metrical Version of the Psalms by C. F. and E. C. Simpkin

Miall's Restoration of Belief

Davies, James, Bookseller, 5 Abbey Church Yard, Bath Alford's School of the Heart, and other Poems, 2 vols.

Gilbert, J., 18 Gracechurch Street

Lockwood & Co., 7 Stationers'-Hall Court

De Vere's Isle of Saints, and other Poems

Marshall, W. W., 21 Edgeware Road, W.

Illustrated London News, Nos. 1068, 1071, 1073, 1080, 1096

Alison's History of Europe, 1815-52. Vols. 5-8
Pardoe's Marie de Medicis. Vol. 1

Miller, W. H., 6 Bridge Road, Lambeth Staunton's Chess Player's Handbook. Bohn

Mitchell, W., 39 Charing Cross

Dr. Harwood on Hastings

Morrow, 91 Patrick Street, Cork

Lingard's England, 10 vols. 8vo.

Notcutt, J. T., Bookseller, 31 The Drapery, Northampton Illustrated London Almanack, 1852

Palmer's Nonconformist's Memorial, 2 vols. 1775. Vol. 1 Geologist (New Series). Vols. 1 and 2

Peacock, G., Bookseller, 85 Micklegate, York

Burke's History of the Commons of Great Britain and Ireland. 1836. Vol. 4

Snelling's Scottish Coinage

Pink, J. W., Bookseller, Cheltenham

Memoirs of the Countess de Genlis, 8 vols. Vol. 2 Peter Pindar's Works, 5 vols. Vol. 3

Illustrated News. Vols. for 1859, and Jan. to June 1860. Roberts, H., Bookseller, Eastgate Row, Chester

green cloth

Rawlinson's Herodotus, 8vo. Vol. 3

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Hall, Virtue, & Co., 25 Paternoster Row

Pippie's Warning, or Mind your Temper

The Adventures of a Dancing Dog, by Catherine Crowe

Hardy, R. E., Bookseller, Huddersfield

Westwood's Textbook of Entomology, coloured

Heard & Sons, Booksellers, Truro

Paxton's Magazine of Botany. Orr, about 1838. Vols. 1 to 6 (either in vols. or parts)

Hindley, C., Bookseller, 41 North Street, Brighton
Elliott's Hora Apocalypticæ, 4 vols. 8vo. Vol. 1
The Monk, by Lewis

Shelley's Works, 12mo. Ascham, 1834. Vol. 1
Cobbett's Legacy to Parsons

Hints on the Management of Duns and Husband Catching, by the Hon., a Younger Son

Holdich, C. W., Bookseller, Hull

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Hadley's History of Hull

Knight's Pictorial Shakspeare, 8 vols.

Howell, E., Bookseller, Liverpool

Valpy's Shakspeare, 12mo. Bohn. Vol. 14 Aristophanes, in Greek, with Notes by Mitchell, 2 vols. Jones, J. E., 12 Eversholt Street, Camden Town, N.W. Thiers' History of the Consulate and the Empire. Vols. 1, 2. 5, 6

Cowper's Works, by Southey. 1835-7. Vols. 13 & 14
National Cyclopædia. Vols. 6, 7, 8, 11, 12
Krummacher's Jacob's Wrestling

Wanderings of the Children of Israel
Christian's Every-day Book

The Press, Dec. 16, 1861

Rowsell, J., King William Street, Strand

Morrell's Moral Philosophy. 1847. Vol. 1
Wilkinson's Egyptians, 1st series. Vol. 1
Strickland's Queens of England, 12 vols. Vol. 12
8 vols. 1853. Vol. 1 & 4

Sage, J., 4 Newman's Row, Lincoln's Inn Fields

Rymer et Sanderson, Fœdera, folio. About 1730. V. 19 Pindar's (P.) Works, 8vo. 1812. Vol. 1

Dugdale's Monasticon, new edit. folio. First and last parts, or either

Holinshed's Chronicles, 4to. Vol. 1

Leland's Collectanea, 8vo. 1770. Vol. 1

Slater, E., Bookseller, 129 Market Street, Manchester Report of the British Association, 1839

Smith, M., Bookseller, Alnwick

Pericles, from Knight's Pictorial Shakspeare

Sowler & Sons, Booksellers, Manchester Supplement to Chance on Powers

Spencer, J. & J., Booksellers, Leicester

Bradbury's Nature-printed Ferns. Vol. 2

Southey's Poetical Works, with Illustrations by Finden, 12mo. Longman, 1838. Vol. 7

Throsby's History of the Town of Leicester, 1 vol. 4to. Nichol's History of the County of Leicester, 8 vols. folio

Wheeler & Day, Booksellers, High Street, Oxford

Newman's Parochial Sermons, 6 vols.
Alison's Europe, 2d edit. 14 vols. 8vo. cloth

Morrell's Speculative Philosophy. Vol. 2, or 2 vols.
Hampden's Bampton Lectures, 2d edit.
Guillim's Display of Heraldry

Goethe's Sämmtlccher Werke, 3 vols. imperial 8vo.

Wight & Bailey, Booksellers, Cheltenham

Dr. Brown's Exposition of 1 Corinthians, xv.
Williams & Norgate, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden
Elfric Society Publications. Part 15

Wright, H., Bookseller, New Street, Birmingham
Herodotus, translated by Beloe, 4 vols. 8vo.

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LIFE of the Right Hon. WILLIAM PITT;

With Extracts from his MS. Papers. By Earl STANHOPE. Portraits. Complete in 4 vols. post 8vo. 42s.


A New English Version. Edited, with Notes and Essays, by Rev. GEORGE RAWLINSON, M.A. Maps and Woodcuts. 4 vols. 8vo. 48s.


And its Applicability to the Translation of Homer. By Lord LINDSAY. Square 8vo. 1s.


By W. HEPWORTH DIXON. Portrait. Post 8vo. 7s. 6d.


By GEORGE P. MARSH. Edited, with Additional Lectures and Notes, by WM. SMITH, LL.D. Post 8vo. 7s. 6d. The BIBLE in the HOLY LAND:

Being Extracts from Canon Stanley's "Sinai and Palestine." For Village Schools, &c. Woodcuts. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d.


Or, Surveys on the Main Stream of History. By SAMUEL LUCAS, M.A. 8vo. 128.

Also, just ready,


MAN. By Sir CHARLES LYELL, F.R.S. Illustrations. 8vo.


With a Narrative of the Exploration of its Upper Waters; and Notices of the Present Rebellions in China. By Capt. T. W. BLAKISTON, R.A. Map and Illustrations. 8vo.

On the VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES by which ORCHIDS are FERTILISED by INSECTS, and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing. By CHARLES DARWIN, F.R.S. Illustrations. Post svo.


While superintending the Collection of Cinchona Plants and Seeds, in South America, and their Introduction into India. By CLEMENTS R. MARKHAM. Map and Illustrations. 8vo.


In conformity with the Remains recently Discovered, and now in the British Museum. By JAMES FERGUSSON, F.R.I.B.A. Illustrations. 4to.

DENMARK and GERMANY since 1815.

Historical Notices of the Relations of the Two Countries to each other. By M. Gоscн. Maps. 8vo.

JOHN MURRAY, Albemarle Street.


Printed by GEORGE ANDREW SPOTTISWOODE, of No. 12 James Street, Buckingham Gate, in the Parish of St. Margaret, in the City of Westminster, at No. 5 New-street Square, in the Parish of St. Bride, in the City of London; and Published by SAMPSON Low, of 14 Great James Street, in the Parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, at the Office, 47 Ludgate Hill, in the Parish of St. Bride.- Thursday, May 1, 1862.

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THE writer in the Times who signs J. O.'-we presume Jacob Omnium, a pseudonym of Mr.
Higgins, M.P.-has certainly called the attention of the public to what must be regarded as a
literary curiosity. Among the numerous Guides to the Great Exhibition published by authority
of the Commissioners, and sold within the building, is a Handbook to the Art Collections, written
by Mr. Francis Turner Palgrave. As a selector of poetry, at least, Mr. Palgrave may justly lay
claim to a fine taste and sound judgement—a fact in which all readers of his Golden Treasury
will agree. In Art, however, his views appear to be somewhat peculiar, not to say startling -
and these views he appears to have taken the opportunity of making known to the world through
the medium of the Commissioners' official publication. That the Commissioners were wholly
precluded from publishing a Handbook containing critical remarks, because the exhibitors have,
at cost and trouble to themselves, done their best to meet the wishes of the authorities, is an
opinion in which we cannot agree. It would be mere hypocrisy to hide the fact that exhibitors-
at least, exhibitors of their own works - derive a substantial advantage from the attention which
they secure by exhibiting them, and that this advantage, and not complaisance towards the Com
missioners, is, as a rule, the real motive which induces them to undertake this cost and trouble.
Criticism, by a writer of established reputation, in a moderate spirit, would probably not have
been condemned by public opinion. Mr. Palgrave, however, it appears, attacks all the principal
favourites of our Art Exhibitions with a wholesale and sweeping condemnation. Sir Edwin
Landseer is described as wasting his great powers on lifeless game and indolent sensuality the

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Baron Marochetti, as ignorant and a mountebank; Mr. Noble, as dull; Brodie, Durham, Gibson, and Lawler, as empty; and others, equally favourites of the connoisseurs, as positive and prominent failures. If this is more amusing than the coldness of official style, it is certainly more out of place. The world is a gainer by permitting the free utterance of bold opinions; but those who take up an entirely new ground, in total opposition to the general tenor of public judgement, can hardly, we think, expect to be permitted to speak in the name of a Royal Commission.

Several works of a sterling character and of permanent interest appear in our fortnightly list; but, if we except Mr. Carlyle's third volume of Frederick the Great, which has already passed through the hands of the reviewers, there are none calculated to make a sensation among library readers. Mr. Samuel Lucas's Secularia is a volume of original essays on medieval history, the Armada, the Puritan times, the Revolution of 1688, &c., written in the brilliant and entertaining style well known to readers of reviews in the Times. Perhaps its sub-title of Surveys on the Mainstreams of History will best indicate the character of the volume. The Poems of David Gray, with the kindly and appreciative introductory notice and memoir by Mr. Monckton Milnes, add another to the volumes of verse by unfortunate men of genius; and while speaking of poetry, we ought not omit to mention Mr. George Meredith's volume of Poems and Ballads, which, though in parts somewhat eccentric, and defiant of the ordinary forms of poetic expression, will, we feel assured, attract more attention than is accorded to most volumes of verse. Mr. Spenser St. John's important work, entitled Life in the Forests of the Far East, we have given a brief account of in a note on the title in our Book List.

The following is our usual summary of the more important publications of the fortnight:In LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART, Mr. M'Coy publishes two Geological works of similar character-the one A Synopsis of the Carboniferous Limestone Fossils of Ireland, the other a Synopsis of the Silurian Fossils of Ireland, both in 4to.; we have also a Second Volume of Mr. Hewitson's Illustrations of New Species of Exotic Butterflies, 4to.; a Second Series of Mr. Gosse's well-known Romance of Natural History; and A Handy Book of Social Intercourse, by W. B. Chorley, which attempts to convey information in Political Economy in a less dry form than that science usually assumes.

In GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL Mr. Spenser St. John publishes, in two volumes, his Life in the Forests of the Far East, comprising his travels and experiences in the interior of the Island of Borneo, with numerous tinted and coloured lithographs, maps, &c.; Mr. Charles Allston Collins, two volumes of Autumn Wanderings among the Deserted Post Roads of France, with the quaint title of A Cruise Upon Wheels; Mr. Fairholt, a volume of Travels entitled Up the Nile and Home Again, which aspires to be both a practical guide and a book for the library, and has one hundred illustrations from sketches by the author. Mr. J. L. Farley's opportune work On the Resources of Turkey may also be classed under this head, although strictly confined to the statistical and commercial aspects of the Turkish Empire.

In HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY we have Mr. Carlyle's Third Volume of his Life of Frederick the Great, of which there is another volume yet to come; Pictures of German Life in the 15th, 16th, and 17th Centuries, by Gustav Freytag, translated by Mrs. Malcolm, 2 vols., a graphic and original work, of which our leading reviews sometime since gave us some interesting glimpses; A Memoir of the late Professor Henslow, by the Rev. Leonard Jenyns, which will be read with interest by the admirers of that distinguished botanist; Mr. Samuel Lucas's volume of Historical Essays, entitled Secularia, or Surveys on the Mainstreams of History; and under the title of Sunsets and Sunshine, Mr. Erskine Neale publishes a volume of biographical sketches of eminent persons, chiefly of the last half century.

IN THEOLOGY We find an odd book with the title of Charles and Josiah, which is, nevertheless, a curious work on Quakerism. It is in the form of a dialogue between a Quaker and the author, who was originally a member of the Society of Friends, but who now supports the doctrines of the Church of England; we have also a First Volume of An Introduction to the Old Testament, Critical, Historical, and Theological, by Samuel Davidson; a First Volume of an edition of the Works of John Howe, with a general Preface by Henry Rogers; Power, and How to Use It, chapters on Christian Politics, by J. Turner, which is a defence of the Church of England Establishment; and a First Volume of A Commentary on the Book of Job, by the Rev. A. B. Davidson.

In FICTION, or in the doubtful border-land between fiction and actual experience, we have Captain Clutterbuck's Champagne, a West Indian sketch, already familiar to all readers of Blackwood's Magazine; Mrs. Newton Crosland, who won her laurels under her maiden name of Camilla Toulmin, publishes a novel in the orthodox 3 vols., entitled Mrs. Blake, a Story of Twenty Years; we have also La Belle Marie, by the author of Smugglers and Foresters, 2 vols.; and Mrs. Beecher Stowe's Pearl of Orr's Island, now completed in 1 vol.

Among ILLUSTRATED Works we have the Church's Floral Kalendar, compiled by Emily Cuyler, with a Preface by the Rev. F. S. Cuyler-another of Messrs. Day's publications, with illuminations in chromo-lithography by W. R. Tymms. In EDUCATIONAL, Mr. W. T. Read's Popular and Mathematical Astronomy; and a Compendium of Facts and Formula in Pure Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, by G. R. Smalley. In POETRY-The Luggie, and other Poems, by David Gray, whose genius and touching story are the subject of an article in the current number of the Edinburgh Review; Lays and Poems on Italy, by Francis Alexander Mackay ; and Modern Love, and Poems of the English Roadside, by George Meredith.

Among NEW EDITIONS We may mention The History of Herodotus, by G. Rawlinson, assisted

by Col. Sir Henry Rawlinson and Sir J. G. Wilkinson, in 4 vols.; and a 5th edition, revised, of Bishop Hurd's Rise and Early Progress of Christianity.

Messrs. LONGMAN & Co. will publish in a few days a new volume of poems by Miss Adelaide Procter, entitled A Chaplet of Verses, with a Vignette on wood by Richard Doyle.

Messrs. BLACKWOOD & Co. will publish in a few days a work by Mr. William Smith, author of Thorndale, entitled Gravenhurst, or the Conflict of Good and Evil.

Messrs. J. F. SHAW & Co. announce a work by Rev. O. Winslow, entitled Patriarchal Shadows of Christ and His Church, as Exhibited by Passages from the Life of Joseph.

Mr. Anthony Trollope's new work, entitled North America, will be issued on Monday next, in 2 vols. demy 8vo.

Messrs. HODGES, SMITH, & Co. will publish immediately a Second Series of the Marquis of Kildare's family history, entitled The Earls of Kildare and their Ancestors. It will complete the work, contain an Index to both volumes, and a Genealogical Table. They have also in the press, a new work by Rev. George Salmon, on The Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions. Messrs. E. MARLBOROUGH & Co. are about to commence a publication under the title of The London and Continental Times, to be published weekly, price 6d. It will contain information for strangers in London; time-tables of railway, steam, and other conveyances, &c.

Mr. SKEFFINGTON has in the press, A Course of Lent Lectures on Elijah, by the Rev. J. E. Kempe, Rector of St. James's, Piccadilly.

Messrs. Low, SoN, & Co. will publish to-morrow Mr. Roderick Flanagan's History of New South Wales, with an Account of Tasmania, Victoria, New Zealand, Moreton Bay, and other Australian settlements. The work is in 2 vols. 8vo.

Our contemporary, the Critic, in commenting upon the Class comprising Paper, Stationery, Printing, and Bookbinding in the Exhibition, points out with considerable force the inadequacy of the display as a representation of the English Publishing Trade. In this no one can help agreeing; but there are other portions of our contemporary's arguments which we think are unjust, and calculated to mislead. It is quite true that a publisher employs the paper-maker, the printer, the binder, the artist, and the engraver to get up his books; but surely this is no reason why the finished production should not be considered as issuing from his house. Let us compare his case with that of other producers. Should the watches and timepieces of an eminent watchmaker be 'taken and deemed,' as the lawyers say, to belong to anybody but him because the dial was made in one place, the spring in another, the chain in another, &c.? There is scarcely any art which is not dependent on many others; and perhaps hardly any manufacture in the Exhibition which the actual exhibitor can lay claim to as really the work of his hands. But everyone knows that certain houses in all trades have their specialités, and contrive to turn out articles of a peculiar character and quality. Is it not so with publishers? That jurors cannot give judgement upon pure literary merit is conceded; but that is no reason why books particularly illustrated and educational books and works of reference-should not form part of the Exhibition, and be seen in their cases in connection with the names of their publishers. That many eminent houses are entirely unrepresented is a misfortune-due, we believe, to the undecided course taken by the Commissioners when the proposition to exhibit books was first made. This it is, unfortunately, too late to repair; but we trust that no future Exhibition will be without a respectable Class devoted to the English Publishing Trade.

Perhaps if we were called upon to suddenly find an epithet which would fit the present age, we might not inaptly call it the Age of Giving. Innumerable are the forms-as, no doubt, every person in a conspicuous position could testify-in which demands to give something find their way to the unhappy possessors of something to give. Publishers certainly get their share of this kind of persecution; but the following copy of a letter lately received by a London publishing house, from a gentleman who dates from a town in the south of England, is, we should think, unique in its way :- Gentlemen, being about to establish a circulating library, I shall be glad to receive a contribution from you in books of any kind, which you may have put aside as unsaleable, or otherwise, as you may select; for Yours respectfully, N.B.-Your enclo

sure to Messrs. & Co. shall have my early and grateful acknowledgement. Our readers will note the graceful compliment conveyed by selecting a particular house as likely to have published works which have had to be put aside as unsaleable. No future edition of the Polite Letter Writer ought to omit to copy this useful form, which might be extended to suit other classes besides publishers; but, if we might suggest any improvement, we would recommend the words 'All parcels to be carriage paid' as a neat and appropriate termination to the postscript.

The Exhibition year brings out, as might be expected, a large number of Guide Books to the metropolis, each adapted to the wants or pockets of the various classes for which they are intended. Amongst the handiest of these handy books, and certainly among the best written, is Messrs. A. & C. Black's London and its Environs, which gives abundance of information, practical, historical, and descriptive, with many woodcuts. It is arranged on a simple method, to meet the wants of visitors; has that indispensable accompaniment, a good Index; and ends with the new and useful feature of a number of pages, both blank and ruled, for memoranda. What excursionist or sight-seer does not know the misery of feeling about for his pocket-book to make a memorandum, while his guide-book drops out of his hand, and the ferule of the umbrella under his arm annoys some indignant passer-by? The book forms a portable volume of upwards of 400 pages, in a convenient flexible cover. Messrs. Chambers & Co.'s Handy Shilling Guide

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