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Will Publish Saturday, April 14:
In the Shadow of the Pyrenees.
FROM BASQUE-LAND TO CARCASSONNE.
By MARVIN R. VINCENT, D.D. I vol., 12m0, with Etchings and Maps, $2.
The Basque provinces, the sombre grandeur of the Pyrenees with the picturesque old relics of Mediævalism lying along the frontiers of France and Spain, and the strange, unconventional character of the inhabitants of these regions are almost unknown to the majority of European tourists, and it is only an occasional traveller who ventures beyond Pau or Biarritz.
Dr. Vincent's narrative has, therefore, some quite exceptional claims to attention. His description of the Basque people in their stronghold of Guipuzcoa, that strange race, whose origin is a matter of conjecture and whose language is the unique remnant of an old dialect spoken before the Roman conquest of Gaul and Spain, and his account of the fortress of Carcassonne, the most perfect existing remains of mediæval strongholds, are among the most fascinating parts of the book. To illustrate the text, original etchings have been made for the work by R. Swain Gifford, J. D. Smillie, and Dr. Leroy M. Yale.
A NEW EDITION.
Gates into the Psalm Country.
By MARVIN R. VINCENT, D.D. I vol., 12mo, $1.
A Critique of Design-Arguments.
A Historical Review and Free Examination of the Methods of Reasoning in in Natural Theology. By L. E. Hicks, Professor of Geology in Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Crown 8vo, $2. In Press.
A NEW AND REVISED EDITION.
The Index Guide to Travel and Art Study
in Europe. A Compendium of Geographical, Historical, and Artistic Information. By LAFAYETTE C. LOOMIS, C. A.M. With Plans and Catalogues of the chief Art Galleries, Tables of Routes, Maps, and 160 illustrations, 16m0, $3.50.
LETTERS AND MEMORIALS OF JANE WELSH CARLYLE. Prepared for publication by THOMAS CARLYLE. Edited by James Anthony Froude. 2 vols., with Portrait, $4.
Public interest in the married life of Thomas Carlyle has been stimulated to a high pitch by the revelations of the Reminiscences and Mr. Froude's biography, but it is to be still further gratified by the Letters and Memorials of Mrs. Carlyle. These letters, however, as the readers of the Reminiscences were led to expect, possess a much higher interest and charm than as a mere disclosure of the daily life and habits of the Carlyles. They contain the records of the life and associations of one of the most sensitive and brilliant of women.
Many of the letters are to Stirling and other literary men, whom Carlyle's influence and genius brought around him, but the majority are to Carlyle himself during their frequent separations. Every sentence is sharply cut and stamped with the impress of a strong individuality-displaying a keen, bright, affectionate nature-gay, witty, sarcastic, tender, pathetic, passionate by turns. They are such letters as only a woman could write, forming a picture which, for graphic power, strong human interest, tragic intensity, and self-effacing devotion, it would be hard to match in all the annals of literature.
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APRIL 7, 1883.
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D. LOTHROP & Co. have just ready a charm$18 00 ing volume of essays by Dr. George Macdonald, entitled "The Imagination and other Essays.' The subjects range from grave to gay, from lively to severe," and their treatment is marked by a healthy sentiment, keen and appreciative thought, and happiness of expression. They have also ready a volume entitled " The Baptism of Fire," by Charles Edward Smith, with an introductory note by Rev. Augustus H. Strong, D.D., Pres. of Rochester Theological Seminary. It is a vigorous discussion of the nature and results of the higher spiritual influence promised to Christians.
Feb. 3, April 7.
THE SPRING PARCEL SALE will take place as usual at Bangs & Co.'s rooms, 739-741 Broadway, on Monday, May 14, and the following days. Contributors are requested to send invoices so as to reach Messrs. Bangs by April 23d, at which time the catalogue will go to press.
THE regular Spring Trade Sale (Leavitt's) will commence Tuesday morning, April 17, and continue daily until the consignments are sold. The stereotype plates and copyrights of "Christmas Holly," by Marion Harland; Overland," by J. W. De Forest, "My Life on the Plains," by Geo. A. Custer, "The American Frugal Housewife," by Lydia Maria Child, and "Words of Washington," by James Parton, will be sold on Thursday, April 19th, at 1 o'clock P.M.
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co. promise next week " But Yet a Woman," a novel said to be of unusual promise, by Prof. A. S. Hardy, of Dartmouth College. It is a story of French characters, but of an uncommonly strong and noble type. At the same time will appear a volume of Medical Essays," by Dr. Holmes, including Border Lines," "6 Currents and Counter-Currents," with several addresses and papers no contained in previous volumes; a new edition of Dr. Holmes' "Elsie Vennor," one of the most interesting stories in the English language; and the seventh and eighth volumes of the Riverside Hawthorne, including "Our Old Home" and the "English Note-Books."
S. E. CASSINO & Co. published on the 6th inst., a limited edition of 500 copies of S. M. Burnham's important work on (6 Limestones and Marbles," the object of which is, first, to ascertain the geological facts connected with the formation of limestones and marbles, and inquire into their geographical distribution and precise localities, where at different times they have been quarried for use; and second, to investigate the manifold uses for which they have been employed by mankind as indicated above, during the progress of civilization, in both ancient and modern times. It will be illustrated with 48 chromo-lithographs of antique and modern marbles. On the same day they also issued W. Sloane Kennedy's sketch of "Oliver Wendell Holmes."
ROBERTS BROTHERS will publish about April 15, Bishop Thirlwall's "Letters to a Friend." The volume is edited by the late Dean Stanley, and with its notes and appendices is one of the most interesting collections of letters in the English language. At the same time may be expected "Emily Brontë," by A. Mary F. Robinson, the second volume in the Famous Women series; "Living English Poets," which, with its sins of omission in accordance with the diverse opinions of critics as to who are poets and who are not poets, has been the literary sensation of London; also, Joseph Henry Allen's new volume," The Middle Age," which forms the second period in his work on "Christian History in its Three Great Periods." The first volume, which appeared under the title of Fragments of Christian History," is now ready under the new title, Early Christianity," and forms the First Period. The new edition of Hamerton's "Etchers and Etchings," handsomely bound in black cloth, with gilt sides and back, is also now ready.
WEEKLY RECORD of new PUBLICATIONS.*
The abbreviations are usually self-explanatory. A colon after initial designates the most usual given name, as: A: Augustus ; B: Benjamin; C: Charles; D: David; E: Edward; F: Frederic: G: George; H: Henry ; 1: Isaac: F: John; L: Louis; N: Nicholas; P: Peter; R: Richard · S: Samuel: T: Thomas; W: William.
Sizes are designated as follows: F. folio: over 30 centimeters nigh); Q. (4to: under 30 cm.); 0. (8vo : 25 cm.)); D. (xamo: 20 cm.); S. (16m0: 171⁄2 cm.); T. (24m0: 15 cm.): Tt. (32m0: 121⁄2 cm.); Fe. (48mo: 10 cm.). Sq., obl., nar., designate square, oblong, narrow books of these heights. Where figure instead of letter symbols are used, the record is from publisher's designation, and not measurement.
*American (The) decisions: containing the cases of general value and authority decided in the courts of the several states, from the earliest issue of the state reports to the year 1869; compiled and annotated by A. C. Freeman. V.42 [1843-1846]. San Francisco, A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1883. 4+824 p. O. shp., $6. Angus, Jos., D.D. The Bible hand-book an introduction to the study of sacred scripture; with extensive revisions, notes and an index to scripture texts, especially adapting the volume to the use of the clergyman, teacher, student and Bible reader, by Rev. F. S. Hoyt; [also] Short illustrated historical sketches of coinage and money connected with the scripture narrative, by F. W. Madden. New il. ed. Phil., J. Fagan & Son, 1883. 16+11-788 p. il. por. maps, O. cl., $3. Contains the latest facts up to date, and nearly 300 illus trations and maps; with portraits of eminent Protestant church leaders, original sketches and photographs of Eastern scenes, ancient coins, etc.
*Barton, Robt. T: Pleading and practice in
Considers with especial fulness the following questions: The auctioneer's license, agency and authority; the particulars and catalogues of sales, and how far their descriptions or laudatory expressions may be deemed to import a warranty, or to lay the foundation for an action for deceit; how the rights of buyers and sellers are affected by the terms or conditions of sale; how the sale is to be conducted, and what consequences may result from the action of either the auctioneer or the bidders; what is the effect of the employment of "puffers" to enhance, or of combinations among bidders to reduce, the price; how the enforcement of a contract of sale made at an auction is affected by the statute of frauds, and how far the auctioneer is empowered to sign the contract or memorandum, in the name of the vendor and of the purchaser; the right of the auctioneer to compensation and indemnity from his employer, and the responsibility to which he is held for the property and its proceeds, etc. Mr. Sheldon, in addition to citing the American cases under each section, and developing any differences which may exist between the law as held in England and America, has enlarged, especially in his notes, the subjects of purchases by trustees for sale; puffing and reserved biddings; knock-out sales and fraudulent practices of bidders; execution and purport of memoranda, under the statute of frauds; judicial sales and execution sales. Full index under subjects.
*Brownson, Orestes A.
Works; collected and arranged by H: F. Brownson. New ed. In 17 v. V. 1, 2. Detroit, Thorndike Nourse, 1883. 548; 560 p. O. cl., ca. $3. *Calvert, G: H. Angeline: a poem. Lee & Shepard, 1883. 50 p. Tt. cl., 50 c. Carlyle, Jane Welsh. Letters and memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle, prepared for publica*Austin, G: Lowell. Henry Wadsworth Longtion by Thomas Carlyle; ed. by James Anfellow his life, his works, his friendships; thony Froude. N. Y., C: Scribner's Sons, 2 v. with personal recollections. 1883 Bost., Lee & 6+445; 4+405 p. por. O. cl., $4. Public interest in the married life of Thomas Carlyle has Shepard, 1883. 400 p. por. and il. O. cl.. been stimulated to a high pitch by the revelations of the subs., $2.50. "Reminiscences "and Mr. Froude's biography, but it is to be still further gratified by the "Letters and memorials of Mrs. Carlyle," which her husband annotated and arranged for publication many years ago, and which are now issued under Mr. Froude's editorial supervision. These letters, however, as the readers of the "Reminiscences were led to expect, possess a much higher interest and charm than as a mere disclosure of the daily life and habits of the Carlyles. They contain the records of the life and associations of one of the most sensitive and brilliant of women. Many of the letters are to Stirling and other literary men, whom Carlyle's influence and genius brought around him, but the majority are to Carlyle himself during their frequent sepathe impress of a strong individuality-displaying a keen, rations. Every sentence is sharply cut and stamped with bright, affectionate nature-gay, witty, sarcastic, tender, pathetic, passionate by turns. They are such letters as only a woman could write, and they form a picture which for graphic power, strong human interest, tragic intensity and self-effacing devotion, it would be hard to match in all the annals of literature. *Chadbourne, Paul A., D.D., and Moore, Walter Burritt, eds. The public service of the State of New York during the administration of Alonzo B. Cornell, governor; historical, descriptive and biographical sketches by various authors; ilustrated with views and portraits. In 3 v. V. 2. Bost., James R. Osgood & Co., 1883. 547 p. 4°.
Bemis, E: W. Local government in Michigan
Bonner, Sherwood. Dialect tales. N. Y., Har-
* In this list, the titles generally are verbatim transcriptions (according to the rule of the American Library Association) from books received. Books not received are indicated by a prefixed asterisk, and this office cannot be held responsible for the correctness of their record. This list will be reprinted, verbatim, with all the notices of the books received, in the TRADE LIST ANNUAL.
*Cooley, T: M. Treatise on the constitutional limitations which rest upon the legislative power of the States of the American Union. 5th ed., with considerable additions, giving the results of the recent cases. Bost., Little, Brown & Co., 1883. 82+886 p. O. shp., $6. *Cullingworth, C. J., M.D. A manual of nursing, medical and surgical. Phil., P. Blakiston, Son & Co., 1883. 172 p. il. D. cl., $1.
Davis, W: T. Ancient landmarks of Plymouth. Bost., A. Williams & Co., 1883. 12+312 p. maps, O. cl., $4.
"This book is neither a history of the Old Colony nor a history of Plymouth. It contains matter lying for the most part outside of the domain of history, and will therefore, it is hoped, fill a place in Pilgrim literature not already occupied. The first part, largely devoted to abstracts of titles of estates, is prefaced by so much matter of a purely historical nature as is needed to throw clear light on the methods by which the estates were originally secured to the Plymouth colonists. While not a few readers may find in the prelimi nary narrative something to interest and instruct them, it is believed that all descendants of the Pilgrims will follow the abstracts with an eye eager to identify localities connected with the lives of their ancestors. The second part consists of a genealogical register, based on the records of the town of Plymouth, and includes all the marriages and births therein entered, down to the present generation. To this has been added a large amount of material gathered from
the records of other towns, from family Bibles and old papers, from the probate records and the registry of deeds, and from tradition. It is believed to contain nearly every name connected with Plymouth before the present century." Preface.
Hartelius, T. J., M.D. Home gymnastics for the preservation and restoration of health in children and young and old people of both sexes; with a short method of acquiring the art of swimming; tr. and adapted from the Swedish by C. Löfving. Phil., J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1883. 10+94 p. il. S. cl., 60 c. The purpose of this book is to call the attention of people in general to the great importance of bodily exercise for the preservation of health, and to serve as a simple guide that will enable them to benefit themselves by the performance of well-tested movements. Chapter 2 gives some general observations on the performance of movements; 3. Description of particular forms of movements and their effects; 4, Application of movements for specific purposes.
Contains also: An international episode; The diary of a man of, fifty, and A bundle of letters.
Jones, Sarah J. Downward; or, the new distillery. Phil., American Sunday-School Union, . 3+224 p. 2 il. D. cl., $r.
A painful story of the sad effects wrought in a pleasant country town by the opening of a distillery.
*Kingston, Mary. Phoebe Skiddy's theology: [a story]. Bost., Howard Gannett, 1883. 449 p. D. cl., $1.75. *Kurzenknabe, J. H. Peerless praise: a collection of hymns and music for the Sabbathschool. Phil., J: J. Hood, 1883. 192 p. 35 c. *Larden, W. A school course on heat. N.Y., D. Van Nostrand, 1883. 321 p. il. D. cl., $2.
Lucy, H: W. Gideon Fleyce: a novel. N. Y., H: Holt & Co., 1883. 4+324 p. S. (Leisure hour ser., no. 144.) cl., $1.
"Gideon Fleyce' is remarkably well written, being, in point of style, about the best novel of the season, or, for the matter of that, about the best work of fiction in the purely literary sense, which has appeared since John IngleIt is a clever book; Mr. Lucy's style is pure and unaffected; he draws character charmingly, and he describes persons and places admirably."--London Morning Post. Lucy, H: W. Gideon Fleyce: a novel. N. Y.,
H: Holt & Co., 1883. 2+324 p. S. (Leisure moment ser., no. 2.) pap., 30 c.
The second volume of a new series, to be issued weekly, and to consist of good light literature, principally novels; printed in clear type on good paper, with attractive paper covers. See notice under the preceding title.
McLane, W. W., D.D.
The cross in the light of to-day. Phil., J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1883. 249 p. S. cl., $1.25.
The relation of Christ to sin and to his people, is the subject of this book. There are chapters showing Christ as the mediator, as suffering for sins, as the sacrifice for sin, the propitiation for sin, the medium of forgiveness, the author of justification, sanctification, etc.
Marshall, Emma. Dayspring: a story of the time of William Tyndale, reformer, scholar and martyr. N. Y., Rob. Carter & Bros., 1883. 415 p. I il. D. cl., $1.50. William Tyndale, around whom the plot of this story revolves, is one of the most striking figures in the early part of the 16th century; he took part in the Reformation, translated the New Testament into English, and was finally burnt at the stake as a heretic. The details of his early life in Gloucestershire, and the events of his later days are graphically portrayed.
Morrison's transcript of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States; ed. by Robert M. Hughes. V. 5 [Oct. term, 1882]. Wash., W: H. Morrison, 1883. 11+711 p. O. pap.. $3.
Morse, J: T., jr. Thomas Jefferson. Bost., Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1883. 6+351 p. S. (American statesmen.) cl., $1.25.
"We gladly welcome Mr. John T. Morse, Jr., again as a biographer in the series of books he is editing under the title 'American statesmen.' He is the best writer who has yet appeared in this series. There had been no memoir in it which exceeded in interest that which he had devoted to John Quincy Adams, and readers will find his present account
of Thomas Jefferson equally well executed. There was a wealth of material for this purpose, which Mr. Morse has bern compelled much to condense. He has done this work very skilfully, and has not only presented effectively the essential facts in Jefferson's career, but has also furnished a life like portrait of the man. We see Jefferson in these pages in his strength and in his weakness, and the whole narrative is so well put together that it furnishes an eminently readable as well as a highly instructive book. Mr. Morse fails to 'ollow Mr. James Parton to the full extent of his admiration for Jefferson; he questions his strength as a practical statesman, regarding him rather as too often a doctrinaire or a visionary in politics; but he gives him credit for statesmanlike foresight also, and regards him as moved always by patriotic purposes, and as having little of selfishness and nothing of malignity in his nature. The main points in his connection with the government are well pre-ented in this work, which can be cordially recommended to the younger readers among whom these biographies are performing so good a mission. It is interesting, and will bear criticism from any standpoint."-Boston Gazette.
*Munsell, Frank., Bibliography of Albany:
being a catalogue of books and other publications relating to the city and county of Albany in the state of New York. Albany, N. Y., Joel Munsell's Sons, printers, 1883. 72 p. O. cl., $2 (75 copies printea).
*New York (The) weekly digest or cases decided in the N. Y. Court of Appeals and general terms of the N. Y. Supreme, Common Pleas and Superior Courts, the Appellate Courts of the other states, and the U. S. Supreme Court. V. 15 [Aug. 4, 1882-Jan. 26, 1883]. N. Y., The N. Y. Weekly Digest Co., 1883. 11+655 p. O. shp., $5.
*Newton, Rev. R. H. The right and wrong uses of the Bible. N. Y., John W. Lovell Co., 1883. 264 p. S. cl., 75 c. ; pap., 20 c.
Oliver, Marie. Seba's discipline. Bost., D, Lothrop & Co., . 3-471 p. I il. D. cl., $1.50.
"Seba's discipline" is a leaf from the book of every-day life, and the trials which constituted that discipline are such as occur to many. But the interest of the book does not lie altogether in the story. Wrought into it are certain truths and lessons which the writer skilfully impresses upon the minds of her readers, and which can only serve to round out and perfect the lives of those who heed them. Perry, Gardner B. History of Bradford, Mass., from the earliest period to the close of 1820 (as contained in historical sermon delivered Dec. 20, 1820). Haverhill, Mass., C. C. Morse & Son, 1883. 69 p. O. bds, $1.50 (edition limited to 250 copies). *Peters, R:, jr. Reports of cases argued and decided in the Supreme Court of the United States. Complete ed., with notes and references. Book 8 containing Peters, v. 5-8 [Jan. term, 1831-Jan. term, 1834]. Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y., The Lawyers' Co-Operative Pub. Co., 1883. 1185 p. O. shp., $5. *Pomeroy, J: Norton. Remedies and remedial rights by the civil action, according to the reformed American procedure: treatise adapted to use in all the states and territories where that system prevails. 2d ed. Bost., Little, Brown & Co., 1883. 68+881 p. O. shp., $6.
Volume of sermons based upon passages of Scripture seldom chosen for the pulpit, selected from those delivered in the course of ordinary pastoral work. The author, pastor of the Memorial Church, N. Y., hopes that some freshnes may be secured, and a wider study of God's word may be encouraged by this suggestion of neglected texts.
*Preble, G: H: A chronological history of the origin and development of steam_navigation from 1543 to 1882. Phil., L. R. Hamersly & Co., 1883. 484 p. O. cl., $3.50; shp., $5. *Richardson, W. M., and Burgess, J. E. The Shepard church collection. Bost., O. Ditson & Co., 1883. 192 p. D. cl., $1. Robinson, C: S., D.D. Studies of neglected texts. N. Y., American Tract Soc., . 8 +329 p. D. cl, $1.25.
Rockwood, Harry. Nat Foster, the Boston detective a thrilling story of detective life. N. Y., J. S. Ogilvie & Co., 1883. 7-126 p. S. pap., 25 c.
*Rogers, H: Wade. The law of expert testimony. St. Louis, W: H. Stevenson, 1883. 23+297 p. O. shp., $3.50.
Sanitary tracts: Sanitary defects of schools; Treatment of scarlet fever; Workingmen and health; Sewer-gas and bad plumbing Hints about bathing. Issued by the Citizens' Sanitary Society of Brooklyn. 15th thousana'. N. Y., printed by E. P. Coby & Co., 1883. p. D. pap., 5 c. *Sickels, Hiram E.
Reports of cases decided in the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, from and including the decisions handed down April 18, 1882, to and including decisions of Oct. 10, 1882. V. 44. Albany, Weed, Parsons & Co., 1883. 26+722 p. O. shp., $2.50.
*Sleeper, Rev. W: T. The rejected king and hymns of Jesus: a book for devotion. Bost., Lee & Shepard, 1883. 87 p. il. Tt. cl., $1. Southgate, Rev. C. M. Sons or sheaves? a word to fathers. Phil., American S. S. Union, 1883. 22 p. D. pap., 15 c.
A homily to fathers on their negligence in religious duty to their children.
*Thatcher, Erastus. Digest of statutes, rules and decisions relative to the jurisdiction and practice of the Supreme Court of the United States. 2d ed., with an appendix of practical forms. Bost., Little, Brown & Co., 1883. 24+602 p. O. shp., $5.
Toward the sunset: teachings after thirty years, by the author of "The recreations of a country parson. N. Y., Rob. Carter & Bros., 1883. 248 p. S. cl., $1.
Sermons on: Not quite sure; Begin at home; Get wisspirits of just men made perfect; The questionings of old dom; An unlamented departure: Speech and silence; The friends; l'he invitation to church; Fruits meet for repentance; The communion of saints; Joyful in the house of prayer; Judged of necessity. Van Dyke, Rev. Jos. S. Giving or entertainment-which? N. Y., Funk & Wagnalls, 1883. 27 p. D. pap., 25 c.
Designed to awaken discussion and to stimulate Christians to examine certain questions connected with the present modes of raising money for church purposes.
What shall we act? or, two hundred and fifty plays from which to choose; with hints on scene-painting, making-up, etc. N. Y., Roorbach & Co., . 208 p. S. pap., 10 c. A little hand-book for amateurs, showing at a glance the requisites and the difficulties of over two hundred plays all suited to amateur representation; an analysis is given of each play, with the characters, costumes, etc., some hints about acting, make-up and scene-painting.
Wilder, Burt G., M.D., and Gage, Simon H. Anatomical technology, as applied to the domestic cat; an introduction to human, veterinary and comparative anatomy. N.Y., A. S. Barnes & Co., 1883. 575 p. il. O. cl., $4.50. *Wood, H. C., M.D., Remington, Jos. P., and Sadtler, S: P., eds. United States dispensatory. New ed. [15th], rev. enl. and corrected. Phil., J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1883. il. O. shp., $8.