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= MAY 1, 1863. merebant sells more copies of Webster's American for us to ascertain how far each of these affirmaDictionary tban of any English dictionary in the tions is true.” market."' *Indeed!" exclaimed Mr. Bull. “Yes, Here follows the general conclusion, with which sir: We have published a dictionary in America the introductory chapter closes :wbich will teach you how to use the English lan-' “ Forms are in their nature transitory, law is gesge." There were over five thousand copies of everlasting. If from visible forms we turn to the various sizes of Webster's Dictionaries sold at directing law, how vast is the difference! We pass the Trade Sale.

from the finite, the momentary, the incidental, the

conditioned, to the illimitable, the eternal, the neCARLETOX bas just issued “My Southern Friends,"

cessary, the unshackled. It is of law that I am to by the author of "Among the Pines.” Of the latter

speak in this book. In a world composed of vanwork over 35,000 copies have been sold. He has

ishing forms, I am to vindicate the imperishability, also published more than 120,000 volumes of “Les Misérables.”

the majesty, of law, and to show how man proceeds

in his social march in obedience to it. I am to lead ME. SCBIBYER has already published three of the my reader, perhaps in a reluctant path, from the beautiful Physical wall-maps which bave been so long outward phantasmagorial illusions which surround promised by Professor Guyot; and there is every us and so ostentatiously obtrude themselves on our reason to expect an early completion of the series. attention, to something that lies in silence and One characteristic of these maps is that they may strength behind. I am to draw his thoughts from be used to advantage with any sort of text-book in the tangible to the invisible, from the limited to the academies or schools. But their real merits are of universal, from the changeable to the invariable, > much higher order. For freshness, accuracy, from the transitory to the eternal, from the expeelearness, and harmony, they are not equalled even dients and volitions so largely amusing the life of by the excellent wall-maps which Ewald, Sydow, man to the predestined and resistless issuing from and others have published in Germany. The map the fiat of God.” of the United States, already issued, is a most satis Here are the closing sentences of the volume :factory exhibition of the natural features of our

“In an all-important particular, the prospect of country, even better than any chart in relief. It is, Europe is bright. China is passing through the moreover, as well adapted for general use as for all last stage of civil life in the cheerlessness of Budpurposes of instruction. The map of South America dhism ; Europe approaches it through Christianity. may be had on either of two scales, one almost Universal benevolence cannot fail to yield a better double the size of the other. Other maps are nearly fruit than unsocial pride. There is a fairer hope ready.

for nations animated by a sincere religious senti

ment, who, whatever their political history may Messrs. HARPER AND BROTHERS are about to issue

le have been, have always agreed in this, that they ** The History of the Intellectual Development of

were devout, than for a people who dedicate themEurope, by John William DRAPER, M.D., LL.D.,"

selves to a selfish pursuit of material advantage, in one large octavo of 650 pages. Professor Dra

who have lost all belief in a future and are living per's - Human Physiology" has taken unquestioned

without any God.... I have asserted the control rank as one of the most profound and suggestive

of natural law in the shaping of human affairs, works of the age. The object of this was to treat of

a control not inconsistent with free will any more the development of man as an individual. The pre- I than the unavoidable passage of an individual as sent work treats of the development of the race. The

he advances to maturity and declines in old age is msin propositions which are laid down, and to the

he inconsistent with his voluntary actions; that higher proof of which the book is devoted, are that "social

cial law limits our movements to a certain direction, and advancement” is as completely under the control of

guides them in a certain way. An acorn may lie Datural law as is bodily growth, and that the life |

torpid in the ground, unable to exert its living force of an individual is a miniature of the life of a na

until it receives warmth and moisture, and other tion. To establish these points, the history of the things needful for its sermination : when it grows, it civilized world is passed under review,--the history,

tory: may put forth one bud here and another bud there, that is, not so much of its wars and alliances, as of

the wind may bend one branch, the frost blight its opinions, modes of thought, and habits of life.

another, the innate vitality of the tree may struggle Warburton's “ Divine Legation” is perhaps the

against adverse conditions or luxuriate in those that only other book in which such an immense mass of

are congenial; but, whatever the circumstances may learning and research is expended in the elucida

be, there is an overruling power forever constraintion and defence of two or three propositions which

ing and modelling it. The acorn can only produce can be stated in as many scores of words. Two or

an oak. three brief paragraphs, taken from the opening and clasing pages of the book, will give some insight The completion of the New American Cyclopædia, into its design, mode of treatment, and ultimate edited by George Ripley and Charles A. Dana, and conclusions.

published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, "I intend in this work,” says Professor Draper, is an event of no small interest and importance. The * to consider in what manner the advancement of original project of producing a Popular Dictionary Europe in civilization has taken place, to ascertain of General Knowledge has happily been carried out, how far its progress has been fortuitous, and how in sixteen volumes, notwithstanding the monetary far determined by primordial law. Does the pro difficulties of the country since the close of 1857, cession of nations in time, like the erratic phan when the first volume appeared. The organization tast of a dream, go forward without reason or which has produced this Cyclopædia was very perorder? Or is there a predetermined, a solemn fect. The editors employed a large staff of regular barch, in which all must join, ever moving, ever assistants, all of them well-informed gentlemen, and resistlessly advancing, encountering and enduring also largely called in aid a corps of able miscellaan inevitable succession of events? Some have neous contributors, each of whom wrote upon the asserted that human affairs are altogether deter- subjects he best understood. Every line in the sixnined by the voluntary action of men; some, that teen volumes is original,—that is, was expressly lbe providence of God directs us in every step; written for this work. The number of subjects some, that all events are fixed by destiny. It is treated of far exceeds that of any similar work of MAY 1, 1863.

equal extent. The attention paid to home subjects, ! We may soon expect the publication of the first which it brings up to the close of 1862, emphatic- volume of Mr. Richard Grant White's Shakespeare, ally stamps it as a publication essentially as Ame- which will complete the work, eleven volumes having rican as the great Encyclopædia Britannica is Eng. already appeared. For a large-paper copy of this lish. Diffuseness has been judiciously avoided; but, edition as high as $150 has been offered. when a subject had to be treated fully, ample space MR. COWDEN CLARKE has in the press an interestwas allowed. For instance, the article “ United

ing volume, with the title of “Shakespeare CharacStates," in Vol. XV., is sufficiently extended to form

ters, chiefly those Subordinate.” a separate volume of itself.

The greater chaTo foreigners whom recent events have lately interested in this country,

racters, Mr. Clarke says, have had full justice done

to them; but the minor actors have to a great exthe American character of the Cyclopædia will be attractive. To all, the reasonable price of the work

tent been overlooked, yet in them we find marks of must be a great boon. In the closing volume, a Sup

design, and a large amount of character, wit, and plement carries the information down to the end of

humor. the year, and an Annual volume, to appear every MESSRS. Johnson, Fry & Co., of New York, have Christmas, will chronicle, as it occurs, all that the just completed the issue of their “ Library Shakepublic can require to be constantly « posted up." speare,” in 3 vols. 8vo, with notes, memoir, engraThe capital expended on this Cyclopædia exceeds vings, &c. $415,000. The publishers had faith from the outset MR. HALLIWELL communicates to the “London in the want of such a work, in the capacity of its | Athenæum” a curious document which his antieditors and contributors, and in their own unfalter

quarian studies respecting Anne Hathaway have ing purpose of making it worthy of the literary cha

brought to light. The document is the deed of racter of the country.

sale, in 1610, of what is called Anne Hathaway's The great war in which we are engaged has not Cottage, at Shottery, by William Whitmore and John only led to the republication in this country of Randall, to Bartholomew Hathaway, who then ocmany valuable military authorities, until now sealed cupied it, and in whose family it continued until to our public in the French or German, but has the present century. called forth new works, proposing new tactical form- | CROSBY & Nichols have purchased Hudson's ations and new applications of strategy, due to " Shakespeare,” and will issue a new and revised the great mechanical changes in the military art. edition. Among publishers of such works, Mr. D. Van Nostrand, of New York, has taken the first rank: he is

PERIODICALS. the publisher of military and scientific books exclusively, and has spared no trouble or expense in en

Under this heading we have grouped together larging the sphere of military knowledge. Besides

Jeden Besides such information respecting new periodicals, and “Scott's Military Dictionary,” a treasury of mili

nili. I changes in those which have long been estatary definitions and explanations, he has issued

& issued blished, as has recently come to our knowledge. ** Casey's Infantry Tactics,” now adopted by the We intend to keep an eye constantly on this departGovernment as the standard, and Du Parca's is Element of our literature, believing that the book. ments of Military Art and History," a practical and

tical and trade will advance their own interests, as well as valuable treatise. But we desire to call particular

ticular those of the reading community, by paying constant attention to one of his most recent issues, ROEMER'S

attention to the quarterlies and monthlies. « Cavalry: its History, Management, and Uses in OUR Canadian neighbors are to have a monthly War.” This is one of the completest works on Cay- literary magazine of their own, which promises well. alry which has ever been issued. Its history is set It is entitled the “British American,” and is deforth, its tactics examined and explained, the horse voted to literature, science, and art. Toronto is the anatomically and physically analyzed. In short, place of publication, and H. Y. Hind, M. A., F.R.G.S., whether for soldier or citizen, whether to apply is the editor. The first number has just reached knowledge in the field or to read battle-histories us as we go to press, bearing a very attractive look. with intelligence, this work is of great value. Its The opening article, by the editor, on Northwestern author was an officer of cavalry in the European British America, ought to be reprinted this side of service, and speaks from practical knowledge : he the line. Notices of American periodicals are prohas, besides, enriched his work by the use of many mised as one feature of the journal. (Rollo & Adam, of the best foreign authorities on the subject.

Publishers, Toronto. Subscription, $3 a year.) Signers of the Declaration of Independence. --A

The Church Monthly is henceforth to appear in book of great interest to the American public will / octavo, sixty pages to each number, instead of be issued shortly, containing a handsome picture thirty-two pages quarto, as heretofore. This is, we of the dwelling of every signer of the Declaration

believe, the only Episcopal magazine, as distinof Independence, together with a fac-simile of the guished from newspapers and quarterlies, published most curious autograph letter to be found in tbe

nd in the in the country. (E. P. Dutton & Co., Boston, bureaus of the most extensive autograph-collectors Publishers.) in the Union, both North and South. This will The Presbyterian Quarterly and The American Theoform a beautiful quarto volume, with a few copies logical Review bave been united, under the title of on large paper.

| THE AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN AND THEOLOGICAL

REVIEW, and will be conducted by Professor Henry SHAKESPEARIANA.

B. Smith and Rev. J. M. Sherwood, with Drs. Two new editions of “Shakespeare' are promised; Barnes, Brainerd, and Jenkins, of Philadelphia, and one by Messrs. Macmillan, Cambridge, ` Eng., tó Professors Hitchcock, Condit, and Day, of Union, form eight volumes, edited by Mr. W. g. Clark, Auburn, and Lane Theological Seminaries, as AssoPublic Orator, and Mr. John Glover, Librarian of ciate Editors. Strength has been gained by this Trinity College, Cambridge: the first volume has combination of interests; and few of our quarterlies just appeared, and is announced for republication are marked by greater ability and freshness than in this country. The other, a new edition of Mr. | this. Dyce's, with the Notes almost re-written, is to be pub- We observe by a late number of the Christian lished by Messrs. Griffin, London.

| Examiner that Rev. J. H. Allen, who has since July

MAY 1, 1863.
1857, been associated in its editorial charge, has / The Library of Mr. Buckle, author of 6. History
recently become one of the proprietors and respon- of Civilization,” will follow among the sales adver-
sible managers.

tised for the spring.
The publishers of the Universalist Quarterly an-
nounce that at the end of the present year it will

BIBLIOGRAPHY,
be discontinued. Most of the stock of the journal

Joan R. BARTLETT, Esq., the accomplished Se-
has been consigned to the paper-mill, and those

cretary of State of Rhode Island, has completed a
wishing complete sets (twenty volumes) should

catalogue of all publications relating to the History
apply at once.

and Topography of that State, which will be pub-
Tur American Journal of Education, published lished. We hazard nothing in saying that this
quarterly by Hon. Henry Barnard, entered upon its will be an exhaustive treatise on the subject and
second series last year. The first series was in ten serve as a model for the labors of others in the
volumes, and it is proposed to make the present same general field. We trust it will not be long be-
one at least five volumes. No abler journal on this fore the work in this line commenced by the late
specialty is published anywhere.

Mr. Ludwig, and since continued by Messrs. Willis
A New magazine, devoted to an important branch

of Maine, Hall of Vermont, and others, will be
of medical science, entitled the American Journal

carried on until no part of our country shall fail
of Ophthalmology, was commenced in New York City.

of having its minutest sources of local history
in July, 1862. It is published every other month. 1 pointed out. Ludwig's “American Local Bibliogra-
by Baillière Brothers, at $2 a year.

phy" has long been out of print, and should be re-
produced with additions.

The second part of the fourth volume of Brunet's
THE AUCTION BOOMS.

"Manuel du Libraire et de l'Amateur de Livres,"
THE LATE TRADE SALES.

which has just appeared, announces the completion

of the work in the fifth volume, to be published in
The late Trade Sales of Books in New York and

| 1863-64, together with a table of contents. Bohn,
Philadelphia were well attended, and the books

of London, has recently issued the second part
brought good prices. As a general thing, the lots

of the fourth volume of his edition of “Lowodes's
sold were small, and, while the prices were entirely

Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature," and
satisfactory to the sellers, the total amount of the
sales was not large, owing to the leading and

promises the completion of the work before the

close of the year. The “Trésor de Livres Rares et
heavy purchasers not being willing to give so great

Précieux," by M.J. Graesse, has reached its twenty-
an increase over the prices of former years. Alto-
gether, we think the result of these sales shows a

first number, extending to the letter M.
decidedly healthy state of the market: if the price

MR. JOSEPH Sabin, the book-auctioneer, has
of paper was not so high, we might soon expect to been for many years collecting the material for,
see a great improvement in business. Even as it is, and has ir a forward state of preparation, a work
certain branches of the trade were never in a more giving a bibliographical account of all publications
flourishing condition.

relating to America. His list of books published in

the United States prior to 1800 is said to be very
SPRING PARCEL SALE IN NEW YORK.
Bangs, MERWIN & Co. announce their regular

complete.
Spring Parcel Sale of Books, Stationery, &c., to be

| Rev. S. D. BOWKER, of New Hampshire, is pre-
commenced Tuesday, May 12, 1863, at the Irving

paring for publication a "Historical and Critical
Buildings, NY. The Catalogue will be ready for Dictionary of Standard Works,” embracing the titles.
distribution by the time our readers see this para-

size, price, name of author and publisher, &c. of
graph.

more than ten thousand volumes of standard works,
SALE IN BOSTON.

ancient and modern.
A LARGE and valuable collection of books were A CATALOGUE of American school and college
sold at auction in Boston, by Leonard & Co., on the "text-books” has been commenced in the March
14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th of April. The attend. number of the American Journal of Education. It is
ance was good, and the books brought high prices. suggested, in the same connection, that a public
We quote a few. “North American Review," com collection of all these text-books should be made.
plete, in half calf, $154.38. “Smith's Catalogue Rai- Was not something of the kind started in Cincin-
sonnée of the Works of Painters,” in 9 volumes, nati a few years ago ?
half morocco, $76.50. Meyrick's “Ancient Arms

| MR. Wm. F. POOLE, Librarian of the Boston Athe-
and Armour," 5 volumes folio, half morocco, $90.00.

næum, is preparing a new edition of his "Index to
** The Palace of Pleasure," 2 volumes, and the

Periodical Literature.” The work will be much
* Mirror for Magistrates," 3 volumes, in all 5 vol-

enlarged and entirely remodelled, and the references
umes, quarto, bound in full morocco by Reviere, I will be brought down to the close of the year 1863.
$90.00. Dyce's Beaumont & Fletcher, 11 volumes, Subseanent issues will appear periodically in the
cloth, $23.38. Nichols's "Anecdotes," 17 volumes, form of supplements.
$92.50.
LIBRARY OF THE LATE LORD MACAULAY.The

NOTES AND QUERIES.
Library of Lord Macaulay has just been sold, by

A MEDIUM FOR LITERARY AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL
auction, in London. The books are said to have
been generally in the roughest condition, just as if

INFORMATION.
picked up at a book-stall for immediate use and In devoting a portion of the limited space afforded
Then thrown aside. A rather indecorous haste by the pages of * The Publisher's Circular" to the
seems to have characterized the transaction, as it is interests of those among our subscribers and friends
now said many of the most unpromising-looking who are desirous of information on professional or
volumes prove to be richly and copiously annotated literary points occurring in the course of their busi-
by the great historian's own hand, and, conse- ness or studies, we have in view the furtherance of
quently, merited conservation till examined by his our great object, which is to render the “Circular"
literary executors.

| the indispensable companion of every bookseller,

MAY 1, 1863.
librarian, book-buyer, and man of literary taste Bishop of Oxford, &c., instead of giving also t
throughout the country.

patronymic (the Christian name, too, should
An unprecedented activity characterizes the intel- stated) of the author. How can it be expected th
lectual movement of the present century. Every- all of their readers should be able to rememb
where the old fields of knowledge are cultivated (what many of them never knew_if the Hibernicis
with zeal, energy, and success; while the spheres will be excused) the incumbents for the time-bei:
of Science, Art, and Belles-Lettres are constantly of specified ecclesiastical posts?
extending their boundaries, and new studies, new A WORD OR TWO OF ADVICE TO PUBLISHERS.
subjects of inquiry, each with its appropriate lite-

1. Always honestly state what your books are. Do na
rature, are steadily pressing on the attention of the

for instance, select a number of passages from sor
public and becoming the objects of pursuit. The
multiplication of books proceeds at a ratio past all

standard work of an author, make a book of thei
precedent. A hundred years ago, Dr. Johnson said

and advertise “ SKETCHES BY MONEYBAGS,” whi
that the peculiar merit of the French language was

your readers understand to mean (just what yı
that it possessed a book on every subject: what

wish them to understand) that MONEYBAGS has i

sued a new volume; when you well know that I
would formerly have been considered a respect-
able library might now be collected on any one

has done nothing of the kind, or, if he have, th
topic that has occupied a fair share of the public

your book is not that work. Never change the tit

of a book, thereby deceiving the public and obtaii
concern.
No single lifetime is sufficient to become familiar

ing money under false pretences.

2. Affix the price to every book you advertise.
with all the vast stores of information, on every |

1 3. Give the date, size, and number of pages of ever
conceivable topic of inquiry, now the common pro-

book you advertise.
perty of the world, an arrangement and classifica- |

4. Be calm in your prospectus. Do not inform th
tion of which constitute the science of Biblio-1

public that the book you are about to publish (o
graphy, just as a description of the earth is the

have published) is the most learned, instructive, ad
province of Geography. Yet, in the daily expe-

mirable, eloquent book in any language; for it i
rience of publishers, booksellers, and literary men,
questions involving the expenditure of time and

possible that it may be nothing of the kind. “ Tb
money are constantly raised, too often without ob-

greatest work of the age" is enough: do not pile i

on until you have proved it to be “the greates
taining a satisfactory reply, for want of some gene-

work of any age."
rally-adopted medium of communication.
To all such inquiries on any literary topic, and

AITKEN'S AND SOWER'S BIBLES.—How many of
particularly to those relating to Books, Authors,

these rare editions of the Bible are now in existence
Editions, the best sources of information on particular

Correspondents will please report all copies knowi
subjects, &c., we open the pages of the “Circular." | to them of either, with statement of condition ang
Having access to the highest possible sources of in- | names of owners.
formation, and being brought in contact through Books PRINTED BY FRANKLIN.-In order that
our subscription-list with the first talent in the complete chronological list of books printed by
country, we hope to communicate satisfactorily be Franklin may be prepared, correspondents will
tween the seekers after knowledge and those who please report titles, dates, sizes, and number of pages
are able to supply it.

and names of owners.
Having indicated our purpose, it is for our friends AMERICAN AUTHORS.-Who is the oldest Ameri
to avail themselves of it. Unless we have been mis can author now living,-dating from the year of
taken in our views, it may be made to form a feature his first publication ?
of great interest to our readers; and, if so, we shall
not regret the pains and labor that it may cost to

Sizes of BOOK8.-Cannot some uniform rule be
carry it out satisfactorily.

adopted in regard to designating the size of a book!
The English Custom Of CALLING A MAN BY HIS

What one publisher advertises as an octavo, another

calls a 12mo; what one designates a 12mo another
MIDDLE AND LAST NAME.—Great perplexity is
caused to literary investigators by the vicious Eng-

publishes as a 16mo; and so on.
lish custom of calling a man by his middle and last | PRINTING-PAPER.-Is the present high price of
name only: e.g. Monckton Milnes, instead of Rich paper the result of a real or supposed scarcity of
ard Monckton Milnes; Hepworth Dixon, instead of rags, or of a combination of paper-makers ? Wil
William Hepworth Dixon; Dr. Shelton Mackenzie, the present prices be sustained for any length of
instead of Dr. R. Shelton Mackenzie; Archer But- time?
ler, instead of William Archer Butler. “This is QUERIES.-All who want to know any thing about
tolerable, and not to be endured."

books, authors, manuscripts, or libraries, can for
ADVERTISING BOOKS BY THE OFFICIAL TITLES OF ward their “queries” for this column. Correspond
THEIR AUTHORS.-Some of the London publishers ents are invited to help our friends out of such
bave a very absurd way of announcing books,- viz. difficulties, and thus encourage them in their search
the Dean of Wells, the Canon of St. Paul's, the for knowledge.

BOOK NOTICES.
RELIGIOUS.

I ments are found combined in this narrative mort
History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of intimately than in the events detailed in the pre

Calvin. By J. H. Merle D'Aubigné, D.D., Author ceding work. These two elements are, political
of the “History of the Reformation of the Six- liberty and evangelical liberty. At the conclusion of
teenth Century,” &c. 2 vols. (Geneva and the preface to the first volume of the “ History of the
France.) 12mo. Vol. I., pp. 433. With Portrait. Reformation,” the author wrote, “This work will
Vol. II., pp. 475. Carter & Bros., New York. consist of four volumes, or at the most five, which

This history, though a separate work, may be will appear successively." These five volumes har
considered as a second series of the “History of the appeared. In them are described the heroic time
Reformation in the Sixteenth Century.” Two ele- of Luther, and the effects produced in Germany

= MAY 1, 1863.

other countries by the characteristic doctrine of | The second part of the work-The Age and Author that Reformer, justification by faith. They present ship of the Pentateuch Considered-treats the suba picture of that great epoch which contained in the ject chiefly on philological grounds. germ the revival of Christianity in the last three The New Testament, with Brief Explanatory Notes and centuries. The author has completed the task he

Scholia. By Howard Crosby, D.D., Professor of had assigned himself, but there still remained an

the Greek Language and Literature in Rutgers other. The idea of the present work is not a new

College, and formerly Professor in the University one: it dates more than forty years back. The

of the City of New York. 12mo, pp. 513. Scriblearned Neander, speaking with the author in 1818,

ner, N.Y. pressed him to undertake a History of the Reforma

This work is not intended as a commentary: no tior of Calrin. The author replied tbat he desired

doctrinal dissertation or practical remarks will be to describe first tbat of Luther; but that he intended

found in the book. The notes are intended simply to sketch successively two pictures so similar and

to remove the surface-difficulties of the text,—those yet so different.

which the peculiarities of language (Greek or EngThis work is not, however, a biography of Calvin, Lishi

1; lish) in grammar or rhetoric present, and those as some may imagine, but of the Reformation in

which require an archæological explanation. They Europe in the time of that Reformer. Other volumes

are hints and suggestions, rather than disquisitions. are already far advanced, and two more may be ex

Arguments for amended translations and quotations pected in the ensuing year.

of authorities are generally omitted, in the wish to Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church. By condense the annotations so as not to withdraw the

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D., Regius Professor reader's attention too long from the sacred text. of Ecclesiastical History in the University of Oxford, and Canon of Christ Church. With Maps

| The Life of our Lord upon the Earth; considered and Plans. 8vo, pp. 568, including Appendix,

in its Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Notes, &c. Scribner, N.Y.

Relations. With Index. By Samuel J. Andrews. The contents of this volume consist of lectures

8vo, pp. 615. Scribner, N.Y. delivered by the author at Oxford. The twentieth

The purpose of tbis book is to arrange the events -with some slight variations from its present form

of the Lord's life, as given us by the Evangelists, -Tas preached as a sermon from the university

so far as possible, in a chronological order, and to pulpit. It bas been the author's intention to make

consider the difficulties as to matters of fact which These lectures strictly " ecclesiastical." The history

the several narratives, when compared together, are of the Jewish race, language, and antiquities be

supposed to present. - As the necessary foundation longs to other departments. It is the history of the

for a chronological arrangement, the dates of the Jewish Church of which his office has invited him

in Lord's birth and death, and the duration of his to speak. He has thus been led to dwell especially publi

ile public ministry, are discussed in brief preliminary on those parts of the history which bear directly on

essays. In order to avoid any points of real diffithe religious development of the nation. He has

culty which the historical statements of the Gospels Derer forgotten that the literature of the Hebrew

| present, the author has consulted the Commentaries race, from which the materials of these lectures are

of Meyer and Alford, to which frequent reference drawn, is also the Bible,--the sacred Book, or Books,

is made. Lightfoot, Lardner, Baronius, and Reland of Christendom. He constantly reminds his reader

have also been referred to. German writers have that the Christian Church sprang out of the Jewish,

been freely consulted, as no other scholars have and has, therefore, connected the history of the two

labored so diligently and successfully in this field. together, both by way of contrast and illustration, The Astronomy of the Bible. By 0. M. Mitchel, wherever opportunity offered.

LL.D., formerly Director of the Cincinnati and These lectures were, in great part, printed be

Dudley Observatories, Author of “ Planetary and fore the author was called away to undertake that Stellar Worlds,” and “Popular Astronomy,'' late recent journey to the Holy Land in company with

Major-General of United States Volunteers. With the Prince of Wales, of which some interesting

Portrait and a Biographical Sketch. 12mo, pp. fruits have been added to this volume. The only

322. Blakeman & Mason, New York. express mention of Bishop Colenso's work is in a

The volume here offered to the public contains brief note, in which the bishop's objections are

the last finished astronomical work of Professor treated as possessing no great novelty or import

Mitchel, and, with those that he published before ance, and as likely to support rather than to im

his death, constitutes a series which, if not expair the substantial credibility of the Jewish his

haustive of the accepted divisions of the science, tory.

presents in outline its great physical features and The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua critically exa- its ethical relations. The object of the author was mined. By the Rt. Rev. John William Colenso, to give a popular exposition of the apparent want D.D., Bishop of Natal. 12mo. Part I., pp. 230, with of harmony between modern astronomy and the Index of Texts; Part II., pp. 303. D. Appleton & | Bible. The work embraces geven lectures: the first Co., New York.

of these treats of the astronomical evidences of the The first part of this work is an examination of being of a God; the second is devoted to the conthe Pentateuch as a historical narrative. In the sideration of the omnipotence of the Creator of the words of the author, “The result of my inquiry universe; the third, to the cosmogony as revealed is this: that I have arrived at the conviction-as by the present state of astronomy, in which the painful to myself, at first, as it may be to my reader, nebular hypothesis of Herschel is considered; the though painful now no longer, under the clear fourth treats of the Mosaic account of creation, shining of the Light of Truth-that the Pentateuch, compared with the cosmogony of the universe, as

& whole, cannot possibly have been written hy revealed in the actual condition of astronomy; Moses, or by any one acquainted personally with the fifth is an examination of the astronomical althe facts which it professes to describe, and, further, lusions in the book of Job. Lecture Sixth contains that the (so-called) Mosaic narrative, by whomso- an examination of the astronomical miracles reever written, and though imparting to us, as I fully corded in the Bible; the seventh treats of the believe it does, revelations of the Divine Will and language of the Bible. This work is enriched by Character, cannot be regarded as historically true." | an excellent biography from the pen of his friend

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