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residing in Broad Street. Merchants and bankers who, like Messrs. Childs, and Hoare and Co., can find their names in the earliest known list of London traders, may well be proud to produce a copy of this curious forerunner of Messrs. Kelly's enormous volume.

Mr. Shirley Hibberd has in the press a new volume of essays entitled Brambles and Bay Leaves.

We rejoice to see that the meeting called by the Lord Mayor for the purpose of organising a subscription for a memorial of the late lamented Prince Consort afforded abundant signs of complete success. Opinions are, we believe, divided as to whether the amount to be subscribed by each person should be limited; some of the promoters having named one hundred, others five pounds as a maximum. It is of course desirable that the largest possible number of names should be included. We cannot but think that the delay which took place through the sudden postponement of the meeting was unfortunate. It is generally understood to have been due to the interference of the Prime Minister, who has at length withdrawn his objection. Lord Palmerston's motive was doubtless to substitute for a public demonstration a parliamentary grant ; but it can hardly be doubted that the movement organised by the Lord Mayor for drawing out a genuine expression of national gratitude and respect would be far more acceptable to the public as well as to Her Majesty and the Royal Family.

We cannot speak in sufficiently high terms of Mr. Booth's reprint of the Folio Shakspeare, edited by Heminge and Condell the players, and known to all scholars as "the Folio of 1623," the first part of which, containing the Comedies, is just published. The work is beautifully printed, and has a facsimile of the portrait on the original title-page, to the fidelity of which Ben Jonson testifies, though in somewhat equivocal lines. Mr. Booth has exercised a wise judgment in determining to reproduce the celebrated original with scrupulous and literal fidelity, even its manifest errors being all exactly copied, and left hereafter to be noted in a comprehensive list of corrigenda. After the mass of emendations, notes, and illustrations with which our library editions of Shakspeare are overlaid, it is a relief to have before us this simple facsimile of the Early Folio, which, as has been remarked, "is the only authority we possess for above one-half of Shakspeare's plays, and a very important one for those which had been published before its appearance." The original cannot be purchased for a hundred pounds: for less than two pounds the purchaser of this reprint will have a complete facsimile, almost equally interesting, and certainly equally useful for all purposes of critical study. Its editors were the fellow-players and friends of the poet; they had advantages which certainly no succeeding editors have possessed; and though their errors are undoubted, their authority can never be lightly set aside. We agree with Mr. Booth in his expectation that the facilities now afforded for bringing critical minds to bear upon the original Folio may lead to an elucidation of many of the perplexities which yet remain.

In the list of contents of the first number of the new Magazine, entitled London Society, to be published on the 1st of February, we observe A Stroll in the Park, with a Winter Day Sketch in Rotten Row; Fair Faces in the Crowd; On the Threshold of a Door, a Story of First Love, by the Author of Cousin Stella; The Story of an English Mansion, Penshurst, the Home of the Sidneys; London Flowers, the Floral Ornaments of the Dinner Table and the Drawing-Room, by the Author of In-door Plants, &c. ; &c. Each number will be richly illustrated by various artists. We once heard a distinguished editor complain of the difficulty of giving novelty to a new publication, as he must call to his aid the same writers as his competitors-clever contributors being like hack cabs, of which there are but a certain number "on the stands." But if there are but a certain number of cabs on the stands, it is obvious that we are not all compelled to drive the same way. The projectors of London Society have at least the merit of having selected a way of their own. The new Magazine promises to have that distinctive character for want of which alone so many publications are born but to die.

Mr. Charles Dickens is, we believe, engaged in writing a new work of fiction, which will shortly appear, not in the pages of All the Year Round, but in the old form in which he first gained the hearts of his innumerable readers and admirers-the monthly No. with the green wrapper, and the two steel engravings of Mr. Hablot Browne.

Mr. BENTLEY gives notice that in consequence of the increased extent of the Second Volume of Dr. Hook's Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury he has found it necessary to raise the price to 18s. Our readers will remember that the first volume was published at 15s.

Our well-informed contemporary, the Stationer, thus reviews the history of the repeal of the paper duty - so much dreaded by the Times, Mr. Wrigley, and other great paper-makers-by the light of such experience as we have had of its practical working:-"The few months that have passed since all duty on paper was abolished have been insufficient, even had they been generally prosperous, to produce all the effects which must inevitably follow that complement of free trade, or to remedy the disasters consequent on a two years' state of struggle and uncertainty. They have, however, sufficed to show still more that, whatever are the evils under which the paper trade is suffering, they are caused by the general depression which afflicts all other trades, owing, chiefly, to what it is the fashion to call the American difficulty. As to foreign competition, what books have yet been printed upon foreign paper? what respectable penny journal, even, has ventured to appear upon it for a continuance? That foreign paper should

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come in was to be expected - desired even; but what has yet come has consumed very little of that fabulous quantity of rags supposed to be rotting in other countries, being chiefly composed of straw or wood, and China clay, and supplying a want which, if supplied in this country, must probably have trenched on that better material declared to be so scarce, and to the increase of which all the efforts of our scientific men have for years been devoted not very successfully up to this time, we must confess, except so far as the article straw is concerned. Every considerable manufacture, as that of paper is now, must be subject to occasional periods of dulness; but are those interested in paper-making dismayed? If so, to what form of madness must we attribute the fact that new mills are rising around us? In our last number we gave a sketch of one of large capacity nearly finished, in Lancashire; and we since learn that Mr. Lloyd has commenced to make paper in the extensive mill, to the erection of which he has been devoting so many thousands of pounds during the last two years. No! the paper trade is not prosperous at the present moment, but no one doubts of its future. Prices, even as we write, are very firmly maintained, considering the state of things we have depicted; and confident anticipations of a change for the better, in the coming spring, were expressed before it was known that war with the United States of the North had been averted, or that the Bank of England had reduced its rate of discount to 23 per cent., as it did yesterday. The only alterations in price that we have heard of are a trifling reduction by Messrs. Cowan on their 'fine cream-laids; another of d. per lb., by Mr. Allen (of 191 Mill), on his writings;' and a smaller one by Messrs. Venables, on their 'small hands.'

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The elaborate report of the Manchester Free Libraries, recently published by Mr. Smiles, the principal librarian, furnishes some interesting facts for the friends of the Free Library movement generally. It appears that from the five libraries, including the Reference Library at Campfield, the number of books issued daily throughout the year is 1369 volumes. At the two Liverpool Lending Libraries, irrespective of the "Brown Library," the issues per diem is 1580 volumes; or a daily excess of 211 volumes over those of Manchester. There are at present 9700 volumes lent weekly at these lending libraries, to 9020 active borrowers. On the day following the funeral of the late Prince Consort, (the libraries being closed on the Monday,) we learn, from Mr. Roulston's monthly report, that no fewer than 1875 persons applied to have their books exchanged; and 5250 volumes were passed through hands, and regularly booked and credited, in the space of ten hours, thus averaging throughout the entire day 525 volumes per hour, or at the rate of nearly 9 per minute.


Several new books and publications claim our notice, among which we find The Mother's Picture Alphabet, by the editor of the British Workman, dedicated, by permission of Her Majesty, to the young Princess Beatrice. The book, which is of post folio size, is illustrated on each left-hand page with bold woodcuts referred to in the text on the opposite side. The letter-press is in clear and simple verse, every page taking one letter of the alphabet, the initial letter of the objects referred to in the verse and illustrations-a happy idea, by which the mind of the child, while interested in the verse, is made familiar, by frequent repetition, with each lesson. History of England, by Miss Corner, published by Dean and Son, is already well known among more advanced readers, having now reached its fifty-seventh thousand; but the latest issue now before us embraces many improvements, among which we may mention an elaborate pictorial genealogy of the monarchs of England from the Conquest to the present time, with graphic illustrations of remarkable events, on a large folding sheet; the narrative has also been brought down to the present time, even including a reference to the forthcoming Great Exhibition; the continuation being extended, not only to the narrative itself, but to the questions which follow it, as an exercise for the memory of the pupil. The Northern Monthly (price 3d.), of which we have before us a first number, looks necessarily somewhat thin beside its higher-priced contemporaries, but its articles are distinguished by an earnestness which promises well; the first article, on the Education Question, displays considerable vigour and originality, and may be read with profit by all who take interest in the present controversy. The proprietors of the Youth's Magazine, an established favourite of nearly sixty years' standing, send us a specimen of their first number at the reduced price of twopence. It contains many articles of instruction and entertainment, and gives forty pages of letterpress, crown 8vo. with a coloured frontispiece. Among monthly publications combining religious instruction with information and amusement, The Family Treasury of Sabbath Reading, published by Messrs. Nelson and Sons, deserves our notice. The January Number, which commences a new volume, presents, among the divisions of its table of contents, Narratives and Incidents, Poetry and Biography, Children's Treasury, Practical and Devotional Papers, &c., comprising numerous articles by Dr. Guthrie, the Rev. Theodore Cuyler, Dr. John Erskine, the Rev. Joseph Sortain, and other well-known writers. The number contains 64 pages imperial 8vo. double columns, which, at the price of sixpence, may well challenge comparison with the cheapest of its contemporaries.

AUCTIONS DURING THE ENSUING FORTNIGHT. Messrs. Puttick and Simpson, January 20 and following days, the library of the late Hon. and Right Rev. H. Montagu Villiers, Bishop of Durham. Messrs. Leigh Sotheby and Co., January 17 to 22, stock of books of the late Mr. Francis Macpherson; January 23 to 29, library of the late J. N. Furze, Esq.; January 30 and five following days, library of the late David Baillie, Esq. Messrs. Southgate and Barrett, January 17, copyrights, stereotype-plates and wood-blocks of popular works.

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