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Among the noteworthy Features of this New Edition are

A most carefully revised Index-nearly every Article Illustrated capable of being so.

A New and Revised List of Stationery. Duty off, with prices, sizes, and qualities, including Dickenson's Envelopes and Cardboard List.

A List of Albums (Photographic, &c.), Scrap Books (Indestructible, &c., or cloth), Sketch and Manuscript Music Books.

A List of Dean's, Joseph Myers and Co.'s., &c., Games and Puzzles. A List of Musical Preceptors and Guides.

A List of H. Penny's Metallic and other Memorandum and General Account Books, &c.

An Illustrated List of Rosewood, Mahogany, and Cedar Goods, such as Desks, Work-Boxes, Glove and Money-Boxes.

Bagatelle, Draught, Chess, Backgammon, and Cribbage Boards, Paper Stands, Transparent Slates, Trays, &c.

An Illustrated List of Dean's, Rowney's, Perry's, and Lund's Propelling and Ever-Pointed Pencils. An Illustrated Price List of Cutlery and Sheffield Goods.

An Estimate for the Cost of Establishing a small Printing Office for Jobbing Work.

Ditto for Printing a Paper size of The Times.

Cost of Printing Circulars, Views, &c., in Lithography, Letterpress, and Copperplate.

A Table showing the Quantity of Paper necessary to give out with a Printing Job.

A Bible, Prayer, and Church-Service List, with Specimen Lines of the different Types, as a Guide for


An Illustrated List of Children's Colours and Boxes, and Artists' Materials.

A List of Mitchell's, Gillott's, and other Pens.

Estimates for Cost of Wedding Stationery and Printing Orders.

Valentine and Poetry Card List.

List of Remainders: Illustrated and other Books offered at Reduced Prices.

An Illustrated List of English, French, German, and American Fancy Goods.

List of Engravings, Prints, Maps, Atlases, Globes, &c.

An Illustrated List of Glass Inks and Fancy Inkstands.

Printing and Writing Inks' List.

An Illustrated List of Embossing, Copying, and other Presses, Date Racks, Letter Balances, Letter Weights, &c.

List of Portmonnaies, City-bag and other Purses.

A List of Travelling Desks, Papeteries, and other Leather Goods.

Perfumery, Scents, Sachets, Walking Sticks, Fishing Tackle, &c. &c.

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47 LUDGATE HILL: Sept. 15, 1862.

THE new volume of the Life and Letters of Washington Irving, edited by his nephew, Mr.
Pierre Irving, just published, stands out among the books of our necessarily scanty list as
a book which would be welcome at any season among our clubs and circulating libraries. It
comes down to a period more within the circle of sympathies of the present generation than the
preceding volume. There are many who will read it who will well remember the literary circles
of 1820-1832, in which Washington Irving, then in the prime of life, was a distinguished lion.
America and American authors were not much in fashion among us in those days; readers did
not then count by millions; and the comparatively small body for whom books were then
written and published were incredulous of anything good coming from that uncouth
people, whom aristocratic travellers reported to be incessantly engaged in worshipping dollars,
clearing forests, and growing corn and cotton. The "mission," as the phrase is, of Washington
Irving appears to be to dispel this delusion. His style was singularly free from everything like
literary trick, or what is now called sensational writing. Goldsmith, of whose life he made a
pleasant narrative, was his model; but he added to the original a grace of his own, and a kind of
humour which was certain to be relished among English readers. Apparently impressed with
the necessity of vindicating his countrymen from English prejudice by his own single example,
he set up for a fine gentleman among us, and did not escape, among enemies, the repo
a coxcomb. But he grew in favour here in a degree to which no American auth
yet attained. It was whispered among fashionable folks that this unexpected importe
the United States had become secretly convinced of the superior charm and more cop.
character of English refinement, and would not go back to his own country at any price;

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that he was in spirit no American at all, but one who had been born in that country by a sort of freak of nature.

Irving had, no doubt, at heart too much of patriotism to adopt this view of the case; but that he felt flattered and gratified by the recognition of his genius, and the desire for his society which he everywhere met with, none can doubt who remember him in those days. His long sojourn among us certainly favoured the idea, and taught us to regard him almost as one of our own authors. He wrote his books here, and published them here, Mr. Murray giving prices which, though in these days of magnificent rewards for literary labour not so startling, were at that time almost unparalleled. Three thousand guineas were paid him for his Life and Voyages of Columbus; 1,500 guineas for his Tales of a Traveller; and £2,000 for the Conquest of Granada. The present volume, which is to be followed by a third, completing the work, comprises his letters to English and American friends, written from Paris and London, and from Germany and Spain; his second visit to England, as Secretary of Legation; and his return, not for the last time, to the United States. It contains, also, plenty of literary anecdotes of the authors, dilettanti, and publishers of thirty or forty years since; besides Court gossip, descriptions of travel, and other matters.

The work entitled Robert O'Hara Burke and the Australian Exploring Expedition, by Andrew Jackson (Smith, Elder, & Co.), brings the letters and journals of the expedition, published by Parliament, into a connected form in a portable volume. Some new information is also added. These volumes, and Mr. Marsh's work on the Origin and History of the English Language, and of the Early Literature it embodies, published this day, may conclude our special notices. Mr. Marsh is already well known to all philological scholars in this country by his Lectures on the English Language, which form the basis of Dr. Smith's Student's Manual. The following is our usual classification of such publications in our list as are also worthy of notice :

In LITERATURE, Science, and ART we have a First Part of D'Orsan's Our Satellite, a Selenography according to Science, which commences a magnificent series of telescopic photographs of lunar views, with letterpress explanations; The True Figure and Dimensions of the Earth, by Gumpach, in the form of a letter to Professor Airey, the Astronomer Royal, a work which professes to have discovered important errors in the ordinary calculations and measurements of the geographers; an apropos little volume, in these days of speculation in fibrous substances, entitled Flax and its Products in Ireland, by Mr. Charley; another book on Hydropathy, entitled Common Sense of the Water Cure, by Lukis; and Baird's Tables of Foreign Exchanges, 4to.

In HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY we have an important addition to our interesting local histories in Mr. Sheahan's History and Topography of Buckinghamshire; also a volume of Historical Documents relating to the Act of Uniformity of 1662; a religious biography entitled Memorials of Florence Monro, by her Mother; and a solid Manual of Dates, by G. H. Townsend-a Dictionary of Reference to the Events of History.

In GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL, Mr. Andrew Jackson publishes a volume entitled Robert O'Hara Burke and the Australian Exploring Expedition, chiefly founded upon the official published accounts of the expedition, which we have alluded to above; we have also, by a Physician, The Winter Climate of Menton (a town in the Mediterranean, and part of the territory of Monaco, lately ceded to France), a Guide for Invalids.

In THEOLOGY we find a volume of short explanations of difficult texts of Scripture, by Dr. Cumming, entitled Things Hard to be Understood; Essays on the Religion of the Hindus, by H. H. Wilson, collected by Dr. R. Rost; Six Sermons on Prayer, by the Rev. S. Bentley; and a volume of Dialogues on the Essays and Reviews.

In FICTION we have another novel from Captain Mayne Reid, of the well-known class which has rendered him popular among readers of this kind of literature, entitled The Maroon, in 3 vols.; also, All's Well that Ends Well, by Cyrus Redding, 3 vols.

Among EDUCATIONAL works we notice A Student's Handbook of Comparative Grammar, by Clark; a volume of Examination Papers for the Civil Service of India; An Analytical Grammar, by Hamilton; and The Training School Reader's First Book, by Unwin. In Law.—Oke's Game Poaching Prevention Act, 1862; A Handy Book of Public Meetings, by J. W. Smith. Among NEW EDITIONS We have another of the one vol. edition of Mr. Wilkie Collins's novel of Basil, with extensive corrections by the Author, and an engraving on steel by J. Gilbert; a new edition of Gregory's Mathematics, enlarged by H. Law, edited by J. R. Young. A 2d of The Shelley Memorials, edited by Lady Shelley; of Captain Gronow's amusing Reminiscences; and of Truran's Iron Manufacture of Great Britain, 4to. A 3d of the First Part of Holden's Foliorum Silvula, or Passages for Translation into Latin Verse, with notes. A 4th of Grove's Correlation of Physical Forces; and of Hanna's Last Days of Our Lord's Passion. A 5th of Baxter's Reformed Pastor, edited by Brown. And a 6th of Taylor's England and Its People.

Messrs. LONGMAN & Co.'s new Quarterly List of Books comprises a large number of important works preparing for publication in the ensuing season. Among these we have Sir Rutherford Alcock's Narrative of Three Years' Residence in Japan, under the title of the Capital of Tycoon, forming two volumes 8vo., with numerous maps, and upwards of 100 engravings on wood and in chromo-lithography; the Second Part of Dr. Travers Twiss's work upon the Law of Nations, embracing the Rights and Duties of Nations in Time of War, with an


Introductory Chapter and Index to the whole work; Mr. John Forster's long-announced Life of Sir John Eliot (2 vols.), uniform with the Arrest of the Five Members, and with two portraits from original paintings, the delay in producing which work has arisen from the recent discovery of important papers illustrative of Eliot's career; A New Weather Book, or Manual of Practical Meteorology, by Rear-Admiral Fitzroy; The History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin, by Dr. Merle D'Aubigné; a Life of Bishop Warburton, by the Rev. J. S. Watson; a new Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages, by the Rev. W. L. Blackley and Dr. Carl M. Friedlander; Professor Tyndall's Course of Lectures on Heat Considered as a Mode of Motion, delivered at the Royal Institution, with illustrations; a new work by Mr. William Hughes, entitled The Geography of British History, comprehending a Geographical Description of the British Islands and the Colonial Empire of Britain; the Fourth Series of Mrs. Jameson's Sacred and Legendary Art, completing the work, and entitled The History of Our Lord and of his Precursor John the Baptist, illustrated with many etchings and engravings on wood; the Seventh and concluding Volume of the Rev. C. Merivale's History of the Romans under the Empire, completing the work to the point at which Gibbon commences; a new Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical, by Thomas Arnold, principally designed for the use of Students at Universities; the Second Volume of Mr. May's Constitutional History of England; and a new work entitled The Royal Farms, prepared, with the sanction of Her Majesty, by Mr. J. C. Morton. This work, it is said, will relate the improvements carried out, under His Royal Highness's instructions, on the estates and farms of which he was the owner and the cultivator, besides giving interesting details of the Prince Consort's relation to the labouring class, and especially to the labourers on his own estates. The illustrations, filling upwards of thirty quarto pages, will comprise maps of the estates, plans and sketches, and perspectives of buildings and cottages, &c.

Messrs. A. & C. BLACK have now complete their new large Map of Scotland, constructed from the Ordnance, Admiralty, and other Surveys. It is on the scale of a quarter of an inch to a mile, and divided into twelve sheets, for convenience of public offices, libraries, &c. The Maps are coloured, and, to secure distinctness, the mountains are printed from a separate copperplate, and the railways coloured red.

The new novel of Normanton, by A. J. Barrowcliffe, will be published by Messrs. Smith, Elder, & Co. on the 25th instant.

Messrs. Low & Co. have just ready a new and important edition of the Elements of International Law, by Henry Wheaton.

Messrs. LockwOOD & Co. have just issued a new edition of Gregory's Mathematics for Practical Men, revised by Professor J. R. Young, Author of the Course of Elementary Mathematics, just published. They also announce as now completed the 2d edition of The Aide Mémoire to the Military Sciences, with additions and improvements.

Mr. BENTLEY'S new announcements comprise: On the Mountain, being the Welsh Experiences of Abraham Black and Jonas White, Esquires, Moralists, Photographers, Fishermen, and Botanists, by George Tugwell, M.A., in 1 vol. with illustrations; Foreign Desserts for English Tables, a Calendar for the use of Hosts and Housekeepers, containing Dessert Arrangements for the whole year, together with numerous Recipes, by the Author of Everybody's Pudding Book; and numerous other works.

Messrs. BAGSTER & Co. have in the press a revised translation of the New Testament, with a notice of the principal various readings in the Greek Text, by the Rev. H. Highton.

Dr. Charles Murchison, the Senior Physician to the London Fever Hospital, has in the press a Treatise on the Continued Fevers of Great Britain, illustrated by coloured plates and diagrams. A paragraph from the column headed Echoes of the Week, in the Illustrated London News, derives some piquancy from the fact that Mr. Sala, the Editor of Temple Bar, and Author of Captain Dangerous, is also understood to be the writer of the column in question. "A word of announcement" (says the collector of Echoes of the Week) "as to Temple Bar. The story of Captain Dangerous, which has, with perfect justice, been described by critics as its author's least successful work (an opinion in which we are told the author perfectly concurs). . This malencontreux performance being near completion, the November number of Temple Bar will contain the first portion of a new romance of the present and the past, entitled Doctor Forster, or the Compact. Who Doctor Forster is, or rather was; what strange and almost incredible circumstances marked his career; who is the author of the romance, and who the artist who is to illustrate it month by month, are all at present State secrets, which will in time be revealed." Authors' depreciatory remarks on their own works ought, of course, to be read in what the casuists call a "non-natural sense." Mr. Sala reminds his readers that Charles Lamb joined in the storm of hissing which greeted the appearance of his farce of "Mr. H ;" but Mr. Sala should

bear in mind that Charles Lamb never pretended to take the initiative in that affair. The Memoirs of Lady Morgan are in the press, and will be published next month. It will be remembered that Lady Morgan bequeathed the whole of her papers, including the manuscript work, to Mr. Hepworth Dixon, under whose care, we presume, it will be published. The volume of Lady Morgan's Memoirs which has already appeared related, as most readers will remember, only to a period of her life in which she had attained to fame. The manuscript portion relates, we believe, both to earlier and later periods, and being reserved for posthumous publication, it will doubtless have more of personal revelation than its precursor.

Mr. J. S. Rowntree, the Author of Quakerism Past and Present, has just published An Inquiry into the Truthfulness of Lord Macaulay's Portraiture of George Fox. Fox has not

been so fortunate as Penn, Impey, or even Jeffreys, in finding defenders from Lord Macaulay's brilliant but damaging sketches. Mr. Rowntree attempts to supply this omission, and to show that Lord Macaulay's well-known portrait of this famous founder of the Quaker sect, who could draw after him such men as Barclay, Penn, and Ellwood, was unjust and absurd.

The Count de Gasparin, whose death at Orange (Vaucluse) is just announced, must not be confounded with his son, the Author of America before Europe, and husband of Madame de Gasparin, authoress of The Near and Heavenly Horizons. The Count de Gasparin, just dead, was the ex-Minister of Louis Philippe, and was celebrated for his efforts in support of the reformed religion. His name will be in the recollection of all who remember the labours of the Committee formed to obtain the liberty of the Madiai family, imprisoned by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, with whom the Count earnestly cooperated.

The Hon. George P. Marsh, the United States Minister at Turin, Author of the Lectures on the English Language, and the new work above referred to, On the Origin and History of the English Language, is now making a stay in this country.

It appears, from a report just published, that on the 1st of October 1861, the day of the abolition of the paper duty, the stock of paper in the hands of wholesale dealers and stationers was 62,387,089 lbs., and the drawback which was paid to them amounted to £355,491; an allowance of the whole duty being granted where the paper had been charged since the 15th of May, and of 1d. per lb. where it had been charged before that time. This, however, was not the whole return of duty extracted from the Exchequer in consequence of the repeal; for between the 1st of April and the 1st of October there were exported on drawback 13,342,520 lbs., on which the remittance of duty amounted to £90,159, or, in other words, in six months of the year 1861 the quantity exported was equal to the average quantity in twelve months in previous years. The reductions which the repeal enabled the Revenue Commissioners to make in their establishment amounted to 183 officers, with a total salary of £26,112. In addition to this, there will be an annual saving of about £2,500 for stationery, and for the stamps and labels that were used to denote the charge of duty on each separate ream or parcel of paper.

The first volume of the Exchange is just published. It contains nearly one hundred original articles on topics of the day, by Mr. Edwin Arnold, Sir John Bowring, Mr. Thomas Ellison, Mr. Thomas Hare, Mr. Andrew Johnson (of the Bank of England), Professor Leone Levi, Mr. Newmarch, Mr. E. J. Reed, Mr. Sargant, Mr. Moy Thomas, Mr. W. Westgarth, and numerous other contributors.

Mr. Albert Feist, better known by the nom de plume of Hotspur, under which he is said to have contributed, chiefly on sporting matters, to at least a dozen of the weekly and daily London newspapers, died last week, at the age of thirty-two. Mr. Feist had generally the reputation of being an honest prophet and conscientious chronicler of sporting news.

The recent amateur performance in Manchester, by members of the Savage Club, resulted, we are informed, in a net return-not of £500, as has been stated, but of £750, which is to be handed over to the Committee for the Relief of the Distress in the Manufacturing Districts. The prologue for the occasion was written by Mr. Shirley Brooks; and among the gentlemen taking part in the performance were Messrs. W. and J. C. Brough, Mr. J. Hollingshead, Mr. Walter Thornbury, Mr. Moy Thomas, Mr. H. J. Byron, Mr. L. Buckingham, and others. The new edition of Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, now preparing, with numerous emendations and additions by R. G. Latham, will be published in monthly parts, and will form, when completed, 2 vols. 4to. The work will be founded on the last edition of Todd, but will not be regulated by the principles of either Todd or Johnson exclusively. An attempt will be made to give both such new words as have been lately introduced into our language, and such old ones as have been omitted in previous dictionaries. Purely technical words will not be admitted. The Historical Introduction will also be brought down to the present time.

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