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the fac-similes, explaining the names of pseudonymous or anoymous writers. To the second edition of this highly-interesting volume a_valuable index is. appended. In his preface, Baron Tauchnitz expresses "his deep feelings of thankfulness to God for having permitted him to carry on his undertaking for the long period of forty years, during fifteen of which his eldest son, Bernhard, supported him with the greatest devotion.' Likewise the publisher gratefully remembers those writers of his collection who have passed away, leaving their works as memorial stones of their talent and fame. The editor also hopes" that his collection will continue to fulfil its mission by strengthening the love for English literature outside of England and her colonies." Volume 2000 was greeted with universal applause; and there have been given, on that occasion, many friendly and kind opinions upon the work of Professor Morley, as well as upon the Tauchnitz edition in general, both in English, German, American, Italian, and French newspapers. The collection, now having arrived at the stately number of 2100 volumes, includes all the great names of English and American literature, of the past and present, from Chaucer to Tennyson; Washington Irving and Nathaniel Hawthorne to Mark Twain-a wonderful monument of diligence and energy.

Of the life of Baron Tauchnitz, who lives to enjoy the well-deserved renown which his indefatigable industry has won him, the following dates will be interesting. Christian Bernhard. Baron Tauchnitz, is descended from a family of printers. He is the nephew of Carl Christoph Traugott Tauchnitz, who, in 1798, founded at Leipzig a printing and publishing firm, issuing Greek and Latin classics in stereotype edition, valuable dictionaries and Bibles, as well as the Koran in the original Arabian text He died in January, 1836. His nephew, who was born on the 25th of August, 1816, at Schleinitz, near Norumburg (Prussia), had worked in in his uncle's office, and now, in 1837, established a printing firm under his own name. He first devoted his attention to the publication of valuable works in the department of law, which is still continued, though far greater interest belongs to the famous edition in which the publisher incorporated, in 1866, the "Collection of German Authors," destined to popularize German literature in England, "La France Classique," dictionaries, Bibles, etc For the great services which the publisher rendered to the promotion of English literature, as well as for his benevolent and humane efforts for the welfare of society, Tauchnitz was created a baron in 1860, by the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and honored with orders and decorations. In his castle at Kleinzschocher, near Leipzig, the chief attraction of which is the library, with a collection of the two thousand and more volumes of the "edition," the Baron enjoys the the ease and tranquillity of rural retirement. By will of the King of Saxony, he is Peer of the First Chamber of the Saxon Parliament, and, by the English Government, appointed Consul-General for Saxony. Of his two sons, Bernhard and Paul, the latter is an officer in the Prussian army; the former has already been mentioned as his father's partner in the well-known firm, which he entered in 1866. We may conclude with the hope that the Tauchnitz collection, as well as the highly-respected name of the baron's family and firm, will continue to prosper for many years to come.



IN noticing the reorganization of the house of Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., the London Bookseller pays the following handsome tribute to its managers and staff: The rapidity with which of the most remarkable facts in the modern histhis enormous business has been built up is one tory of the trade. Looking back to the modest beginnings of the house, it is possible to trace in their publications an accurate reflection of the progress and development of literary culture in the masses. The prescience with which they have adapted their undertakings to the advanc

ing tide of education has been one of the secrets

of their success, and a rare capacity for organization has enabled them to increase their establishment until it has reached its present vast dimensions. The staff, to whose faithful and

intelligent cooperation so much of the success of

the house is due, will, we believe, remain un

changed, and we also understand that the employés will have and opportunity of becoming shareholders in the company on favorable


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R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS. Extract from the Chicago Stationer and Printer. DONNELLEY, GASSETTE & LOYD, one of the largest printing and bookmaking houses in the West, has recently changed its name to that of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. The senior member of the corporation has held a large majority of the stock for some time, having bought the interests of Mr. Norman T. Gassette and Mr. Alexander T. Loyd, and in making the change Mr. Donnelley looked into the future, when his boys would be associated with him, and so named the new concern.


The house is one of the oldest in the city, having gradually grown from a very small one to its present truly great proportions. It is about twenty years since Mr. R. R. Donnelley came from Canada, and associated himself with Mr. Leroy Church and Mr. Edward Goodman, forming the widely known house of Church, Goodman & Donnelley, which was located at 51 and 53 La Salle St. Under the energetic management of Mr. Donnelley, as practical partner, the business outgrew the old premises, and a lease was made of the Kendall building, corner Washington and Dearborn Sts., the present site of the Equable Insurance building. With increased room and facilities the growth of trade was unprecedented. From this beehive twenty-three periodicals were issued, including The Spectator, the great insurance journal of New York, The American Builder, the authority in that line in this country. From this press-room Mr. A. N. Kellogg, the father of 'patent insides," made his first venture. Το do this work in those days a Hoe drum was occupied the greater part of three days per week. In a decade how this branch of trade has grown!

In 1870 a few prominent business men conceived the idea of establishing a large publishing concern in Chicago, which would compete for Western trade with Eastern houses. Mr. Donnelley was induced to enlist in the enterprise, and the machinery and business of Church, Goodman & Donnelley was purchased, forming the nucleus of the Lakeside Publishing and Printing Company, with a capital of $500,000. Within a year Mr. Donnelley had placed the

majority of stock, selected a site for the new building, and four of the six stories of that classic structure, known as the Lakeside Building, were erected, when the great fire that swept over Chicago laid it in ruins. Saturday night Mr. Donnelley considered himself worth $60,000. Monday night a few cents was all he had. After helping to shelter and feed the poor unfortunates of the North Side he turned his attention to business. He rented the third floor of 103 and 105 Canal St., at $5,000 per annum, and that night started for New York for a new plant. The fire left him $10,000 in debt, but he returned with one of the best equipped offices in the city. Mr. Dounelley started in this new enterprise alone, and his success will, be understood, when a year and a half afterward he turned over to the re-formed Lakeside Company his establishment valued at $27,000. He rebuilt the Lakeside Building, and to-day it stands one of the most beautiful of our city edifices.

Mr. Donnelley and Mr. Loyd originated The Lakeside Library, which created such a revolution by cheapening good literature. The Lakeside was the pattern after which so many publications of that class copied.

Mr. Donnelley associated with Mr. Cox and formed the bookbinding house of A. J. Cox & Co., in 1873. and immediately after made a contract with Capt. A. T. Andreas for printing and binding, amounting to $53.000, the largest single contract of that nature ever let in the West by private parties.

The present location of business is 140, 142, 144 146 Monroe Street. The elevator lands you on the fifth floor, the entire space of which is Occupied by R. R. Donnelley & Sons. It is 90 x 190 feet, being the largest printing office on one floor to be found in this country.


From he Critic of May 19.

THE peculiarly practical nature of the best American writing about books as books is shown to the full in the series of little volumes which Mr. F. Leypoldt is now publishing. They are books of a kind which could not be written in any other country, because in no other country is the practical application of library science as advanced as it is in these United States. They are books of a kind which would hardly find readers in any other country, because in no other country are the desire for reading and for self-improvement and the faculty of self-help as widespread and as nearly universal as it is in the United States. In no other country, for example, has a serious attempt been made to link the public library to the public schools, and to make the public library what some of the ablest of American librarians declare that it ought to be--namely, the people's university. 'Libraries and Schools" (F. Leypoldt) is edited by Mr. Samuel S. Green, the well-known Librarian of the Free Public Library of Worcester, Mass. It is a reprint in a convenient form of six articles, two of which are by Mr. Green himself, and the others by Mr. Charles Francis Adams, Jr., Mr. Robert C. Metcalf, and Mr. W. E. Foster. Of these perhaps Mr. Adams' article on "The Public Library and the Public School" is the most important, as it is the best known to the general public. But all of the papers deserve and will no doubt receive thoughtful consideration. Mr. W. E. Foster, the inventor and editor of the admir


able Monthly Reference Lists, is the librarian of the Providence Public Library. Besides contributing two papers to Mr. Green's volume he has just put forth in the same series an excellent hand-book of practical information," Libraries and Readers" (Leypoldt). This too is in great measure a reprint-chiefly from the pages of the ever praiseworthy and painstaking Library Journal. Mr. Foster's aim is to show how the aimless reader of the ordinary public library, the man or woman who " wants a book" but does not know what book, or even what sort of book, may be led to take a lively interest in books and the library. Here Mr. Foster speaks as one having authority, because in doing this very thing he has been most successful. His little book is to be recommended in the highest manner to all who seek to improve the quality of their reading, or who desire to give aid and advice to others.



Books and How to Use Them : Some Hints to Readers and Students," by J. C. Van Dyke (Fords, Howard & Hulbert), is closely akin in object to Mr. Foster's more compact and concise booklet, but it is not as direct or as simple in its teachings. Still it is a book likely to be of use. Its advice, often a little high-flown in expression, is generally sound, and may be followed with safety. We note (on p. 30) a curious bracketing of the names of George Arnold and Poe, as though they were writers of an equal and equally undeserved reputation. And on p. 141, Mr. Van Dyke speaks of Poole's Index as only "dating down to 1853."




"By the death of Edouard René Lefebvre Laboulaye, France," says the N. Y. Times, "loses one of the most learned and conservative of her public men. At the time of his death he was 72 years old, having been born in Paris on Jan. 18, ISII. He studied law, and became a writer upon topics connected with it. At the same time he followed the trade of type-founder, and upon the title-page of his first important work A History of the Law of Property in Land in Europe, from the Time of Constantine to Our Own Days'-he announced that fact. The book mentioned was crowned by the Academy. His next important literary production was An Inquiry into the Civil and Political Condition of Women, from the Time of the Romans Down to Our Own Days,' which was crowned by the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. During the American civil war M. Laboulaye was a firm friend of the Union, and wrote much and often in favor of the cause of the North in the journals of Paris. He wrote a Political History of the United States' in 1849, and a work on The United States and France,' in 1862, and he edited Channing's works, introducing the one on slavery by an admirable essay, which went far to arouse a spirit of abolitionism in France. His book entitled 'Paris en Amerique' also had a great success. His literary, political, and law works are too numerous to be mentioned in detail. They show that he had a wonderful power of adaptation and facility of expression. M. Laboulaye was a member of the French Institute, but not of the Academy. He was a candidate for the seat of Sylvestre de Sacy in 1880, but Maxime du Camp was elected over him.

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MR. WILLIAM PHILIP NIMMO died at Edin-It contains diagrams of the palms and backs of
the hands of 22 eminent persons, among whom
burgh, April 16, aged 52. The deceased, who
are Mr. Gladstone, Charles Darwin, Wilkie
was a native of Edinburgh, says the London
Collins, and the Duke of Argyle.
Bookseller, was at the age of fourteen appren-
ticed to Messrs. W. Blackwood & Sons, and on
the expiry of his term of six years, came to
London, and obtained a situation at Messrs.
Simpkin & Marshall's, where he remained three
years. After this he was engaged for twelve
months in winding up the insolvent estate of
Messrs. Clarke & Beeton. Returning to Edin-
burgh in December, 1855, he commenced
wholesale miscellaneous book business, and ob-
tained several valuable agencies from leading
London publishers. Gradually he introduced
the publishing business: his first essay being
Sam Slick's works, which he published in con-
nection with the late Mr. David Bryce. In 1860,
he started a branch business in Glasgow, which
was carried on for three years, and then discon-
tinued with the agency and wholesale business in
Edinburgh. He now confined his attention to
publishing; the works produced being chiefly
high class non-copyright works, nicely printed

and attractively bound. 'Nimmo's Poets' have
become famous all over the world. There was
also a long series of royal 8vo volumes, and
many series of children s reward books. Per-
sonally, Mr. Nimmo was much liked by all with
whom he came into personal contact; he was
of winning, gentlemanly manners, and never
said or did an unkind thing. The business will,
we understand, be carried on by his trustees
under the management of Mr. Hay, who was
taken into partnership five or six years ago."

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E. J. GOODRICH, Oberlin, O., will publish shortly "Oberlin," a history of the village from its founding in 1833 to its semi-centennial jubilee in 1883, and of its college, by President J. H. Fairchild. It will make a twelvemo volume of about 400 pages.

E. & H. T. ANTHONY & Co. have published a useful little manual for amateur photographers, prepared by T. C. Roche. It is entitled "How to Make Photographs." and contains hints as to material and implements and the best modes of operation.

D. LOTHROP & Co. have in preparation a book for young mothers, entitled Twenty-Six Hours a Day," by Mrs. Erastus Blakeslee; and a volume of essays by the Rev. W. A. Smith, of the Baptist Church, Somerville, Mass., entitled "Who is Responsible?"

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brought out the first volume of the Bible

series, which the teachers of the Boston schools are preparing. It is a manual of instruction for the Swedenborgian Sunday-schools, and is entitled "Bible Stories for the Youngest Classes.


YOUNG J. PENTLAND, Edinburgh, hopes to issue early in June Practical Pathology," a manual for students and practitioners, by Dr. G. Sims Woodhead. The book will form an octavo volume illustrated by upward of 100 colored plates, mostly from original drawings.

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THE Thomas Nelson & Sons' Baseball Club have proved themselves invincible so far. Since our last report they have played three games with outsiders, in all of which they were more or less ahead. On the 26th ult. they played the Putnam's Sons nine, at the Union Grounds, and won with a score of 36 against 9.

George W. CARLETON & Co. have published. · the Life and Adventures of Josh Billings," by Francis S. Smith. This book is not a joke in any way, but is a veritable memoir of Mr. Henry W. Shaw, who was born in Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Mass., in 1818, and who is now one of the recognized humorists of America.


JOHN W. LOVELL Co. will publish on the 25th Jets and Flashes,' by Erratic Enrique (Henry Clay Lukens), of the New York News. The book is full of snap wisdom and sentimental and quizzical sketches in prose and verse and is illustrated with 30 grotesque vignettes from original drawings by René Bache.


S. W. GREEN'S SON has published in a pamphlet of 100 pages, a 'Complete History of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge," from its conception in 1866 to its completion in 1883. The volume was compiled by Mr. S. W. Green, and contains portraits and sketches of men who have been prominent in the construction of the bridge, together with reproductions of original drawings.

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HARPER & BROTHERS announce "Old Mexico and the Lost Provinces," a reprint of Mr. W. H. Bishop's articles describing his travels in southern California and Mexico, published during the year in Harper's Magazine, accompanied by many excellent illustrations; Shakespeare's Sonnets," the concluding volume of Mr. Rolfe's edition of Shakespeare's works; and Freder


ick the Great and Marie Theresa," by the Duc de Broglie."

ROBERT CLARKE & Co., Cincinnati, will publish this month, "The Reporter's Guide, Designed for Students in any Style of Phonography, in which are Formulated for the First Time, in any Work of the Kind, Rules for the Contraction of Words, Principles of Phrasing, and Methods of Abbreviation, abundantly illustrated," by Elias Longley, author of "Eclectic Manual of Phonography."

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English Grammar with Notes."

JAMES W. PRATT, 75 Fulton St., N. Y., has in preparation, "How to Get On in the World, as Demonstrated by the Life and Language of William Cobbett," to which is added Cobbett's The aim of this work is to show what Cobbett was as a man and a writer. It is a study in Language as well as in life. It is intended especially for every young man who is striving to educate himselfly and to get on in the world; for every young teacher aiming at advancement in his profession, and for every one who is preparing himself.

to be a teacher or writer.""

THE late Rev. Dr. Ethan Allen left among his St. papers the manuscript of a history of "* Paul's" Parish, Baltimore, which, it is proposed, shall be published under the editorial supervision of Professor H. B. Adams of the Johns Hopkins University, as soon as 400 subscriptions are secured. It is virtually a history of the Episcopalian Church in Maryland, from its foundation in 1686 to the close of 1854, and cannot fail to be of general interest to all members of that denomination. Subscriptions for the work and letters regarding the same should be addressed to Geo. S. Holliday, Secretary, No. 1 Rialto Building, Baltimore, Ind.

FOUR lectures delivered last year to the employés of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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Company have been printed and distributed.
Prof. H. Newell Martin's lecture, "How Skulls
and Backbones are Built," is a popular but very
thorough piece of work, illustrated with wood-
cuts. Dr. Henry Sewall lectured on the title
How We Move," Dr. William T. Sedgwick
Fermentation," and Dr. William K.
spoke on
"Some Curious Kinds of Animal
Brooks on
These lectures are the result
partly of the wish of President J. W. Garrett to
instruct his employés, partly of the attempt on
the part of the Johns Hopkins University to
make the institution something more than a
training-school for specialists and to popularize
scientific subjects in Baltimore by means of lect-
ures. Copies of the pamphlet can be had by
written or personal application at the Presi-
dent's office in Baltimore.



G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS will publish immediatea novelette by Anna Katherine Green, author of the Leavenworth Case," "A Strange Disappearance and "The Sword of Damocles," entitled X, Y, Z." This volume must not be confused with the more important work, "Hand and Ring," upon which Miss Green has, for the past year, been engaged, but which will not be issued in book-form until the fall. Messrs. Putnam announce as the third volume in the Library of Political Information, Meat and Wool," a survey of the ranch industries and grazing regions of the United States, by Clarence Gordon, late an expert in the U. S. Census. They will also publish in a large octavo the full report of the proceedings of the banquet lately given to Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes by his professional brethren and admirers in this city. The volume will contain an account of the doctors' dinner, with the poem read by Dr. Holmes on that occasion, seven or eight of the best speeches, and a number of portraits of the guest of the evening and the chief speakers.


Nasby, P. V., Divers Views, Opinions, and Prophecies.

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-Papers. Ind.

Harper's Monthly, v. 1 to 20, complete or odd v.
Motley, United Netherlands, v. 3 and 4, 8°. shp. N. Y.
25 Webster's Unabr. Dict., old ed., new or second-hand.
Leslie's Popular Science Monthly, April, 1880.
Harper's Magazine, v. unbound, 54 to 60 inclusive.

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Any books by Sweet Singer of Michigan.

Harper's Weekly for 1857, '59, '66, '67, '68, '69. In num-
bers preferred.
Chambers' Edin. Journal, complete set.
Faust, tr. by T. J. Arnold, 1877.

Grote's Greece, 12 v.. second-hand. Harper.
Lange on Isaiah.

I set Sismondi's Italian Republics.

Dickens' Bleak House, v. 1, Riverside ed. Hurd & Hough-
ton, 1868.

White's Shakspeare, v. 1. Little, Brown & Co., 1863.
Kenneth, My King.

Swedenborg's Animal Kingdom.
The Seeress of Provost, tr. by Catherine Crowe.

Bancroft's U. S., v. 8 and 9, 8°.
Bulfinch's Eldorado and Oregon. Bost., Tilton.
'Spaulding's History of Legal Tender.
Ward's Mexico, z v.

Bell's British Theatre.
Scribner's Magazine, v. 1 to 4, unbound, suitable for bind-

Richardson's Works, 19 v., 1811.
Cooper's Works, Townsend ed.:

Afloat and Ashore.
Precaution, $5.

Miles Wallingford, $5.
Audubon's Birds, v. 2, $15.

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MCDONNELL BROS., 113 DEArborn St., CHICAGO. Harper's Monthly, Dec., 1852, May, 1855, Feb., 1857. Weekly, Sep. 1o, 1864, Sep. 24, 1864.

JOSEPH MACLEAN, 1102 WALNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA. Confucius' Complete Works.

The World, Historical and Actual, Frank Gilbert.
Indexes for 2d, 3d, and 4th ser., English Notes and Queries.
Menzies' Catalogue, priced. N. Y., 1875.
Bibliophobia, by Mercurius Rusticus. Lond., 1832.
Marlowe's Works, nice ed.

V. 1, 20, 23, 24, 31, 32, 33, and 34, London Engineering, in parts preferred.

Édition de luxe, Dickens, 30 v., bds.

Wanklyn and Chapman's Analysis of Water.
Moore's Life of Byron, 10 v., fine copy.

British Essayists, Chalmers' ed., 45 v., fine copy.
Journal of Chemical Society, London, complete set to 1875.
Lord Berners' Froissart, 1st ed.

Shea's Discovery of the Mississippi.
Priest's American Antiquities.
Studers-Jasper's Birds of America and Science of Birds, 2

V., 4°.

Set Reports of the Rivers Pollution Commissioners, London.
Set Reports Mass. Board of Health.

Books or pamphlets on Water-Works and Sewerage.
Blue Book of Phila., Pa., 1844.

V. 5 Macaulay's England, crown 8°. ed.
Harper's Weekly from 1861 to 1879.
Tom Brown's School-Days, best London ed.
Tom Brown at Rugby, best London ed.

H. B. NIMS & Co., TROY, N. Y. Woods and Waters, Alfred B. Street. Ea. Harper's Magazine, Dec., 1879-Nov., 1882; March, April, May, July, Sept., Dec., 1881; Jan., Feb., 1882. London Engineering, Jan. 2, 1880.

1 ea. Littell, Nos. 1699, 1938, 1939, 1948.

I ea. No. 1, v. 19, No. 1, v. 21; 2. No. 2, v. 21, Scribner's Magazine.


Foster's Life of Dickens, v. 1, 12°. cl. Phila., 1873.
Fletcher's Checks, 8°. cl., v. 4.
Newton's Works, 8°. leath.. v. 2 and 4.
Rice and Burton, Catalogues.


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G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, 27 & 29 W. 23D ST., N. Y.
Percy, Anecdotes, 20 v. ed.

Palfrey's New England.

Locke's Works, 10 v. ed.

Calhoun's Works.




Franklin's 66


Webster's "
Sumner's 66
Adams' (S.)"
Adams' (J.)
Planter's Guide. Thorburn, 1832.
Experiments in Different Varieties of Fuel Used in U. S.

Adams' (J.Q.) Works.
Hamilton's (A.)



Phila., Bull, 1827. Lost Prince, Hanson.

A. D. F. RANDOLPH & Co., N. Y. The Millenarian, by various authors, pub. before 1843; also a pamphlet by Judge Jones, of Philadelphia, on Millenarianism.

Charles O'Malley, in clear, large type, about $3 retail.


Memoirs of Count de Grammont. Nebraska Session Laws of 1873.

SHAW & SWARts, Providence, R. I.

Greeley's Am. Conflict.

1 U. S. Naval Observations, Astronomical Orbs, 1861-'74. Abbott's Civil War, v. 2. Loomis, Recent Discoveries in Astronomy.


Kuenen's Prophets of Israel.


Among the Telugoose.

Curtis History of Constitution of U. S., 2 v. Harpers.

E. STEIGER & Co., 25 PARK PLACE, N. Y. The American Engineer, v. 1 to 4, complete. J. Hedges, Sorgo, the Northern Sugar Plant. Sugar-Canes and their Products.


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THEODOR Berendsohn, 50 Fulton St., N. Y.

Le Jeu des Echecs, traduit de l'Italien de Giachino Greco, Calabrois. Paris, 1774, 18°. $2.

Les Euvres de M. Sarasin. Paris. 1694, 12°. $3. L'Analyse des Echecs, par A. D. Philidor. Londres, 1752, 12°. $3.

Nieuve Proeve van Handleiding tot het Schaakspel, door E. Stein. Naar het fransch door D. Broedelet. Purmerende, 1834, 8°. $2.50.

De Kunst van Schaakspelspeelen, etc., door Philidor. Amsterdam, 1819, 8°. $2 50.

Nouvel Essai sur le Jeu des Echecs, avec des reflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu, par E. Stein. A la Haye, 1789, 8°. $2.

Nouvelle Manière de jouer aux Echecs, selon la méthode du Sr. Philippe Stamma. Utrecht, 1777, 12°. $2.


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