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NOTES ON BOOKS AND AUTHORS. The American Encyclopædia of Printing, ed Behind the Bars (Lee & Shepard).—The pur. ited by J. Luther Ringwa: (Menamin & Ringwalt; pose of this interesting volume is to unveil the Lippincott), certainly supplies a desideratum. interior of an American insane asylum, from facts No such extensive we ik 'has ever before been and impressions obtained from personal experience. given to the public. of glance through its pages Although the name of the author is withheld, the will convince any one that the art of printing was work is evidently the production of a singularly well worthy of being created as it has been by Mr. intelligent and cultivated writer, familiar with the Ringwalt, who has devoted years of labor to col. sources of literary illustration, with no ordinary lecting and arranging information of every de command of expression, and an exact and discrim. scription with regard to it. It is of course impos- inating judgment. The general system of the sible for us to give more than a very general idea management of the insane adopted in this country of the character of such a book, which it is to be is subjected to a searching criticism, which is fully hoped many of our readers will examine for them sustained by a calm exposition of facts and a forselves, and it will be sufficient to indicate in gen. cible illustration of details. In addition to the eral terms the nature of its contents. In brief, practical statements in respect to the unnecessary then, it treats of the history of printing, of various sufferings that are inflicted on asylum patients, kinds of printing, of the eminent men connected the author indulges in frequent episodes of a litewith the discovery and development of the art, of rary and philosophical character, which give a certhe products of printing, of the implements, of tain human interest to the details of an otherwise paper, of engraving, of inventions, of celebrated unpleasant discussion. The critical suggestions printing offices, of the auxiliary arts, of practice upon the mental disorders of Queen Constance, and process, all of which general heads cover an Ophelia, Hamlet, and King Lear, as represented infinite variety of subjects. In the preparation of by Shakespeare, indicate a discriminating study of the Encyclopædia Mr. Ringwalt has had the assist the great dramatist, and a curious insight into ex. ance of a number of persons who possessed special certional psychological conditions. Tribune. information. Among the articles thus contributed may be especially mentioned that upon “Litho.

Sir Walter Scott; the Story of His Life, hy graphy,” by Peter S. Duval, of Philadelphia ; R. Shelton Mackenzie (Osgood). A memoir gaththat upon the manner of making a book, from the ering to itself the authentic incidents and anecdotes manufacture of the paper to the time the comple- which Lockhart's work contains and the more reted volume is ready for delivery, by Mrs. Jessie cent facts which have come to light in the reminiE. Ringwalt; those upon various kinds of paper,

scences and correspondence of different persons, all by George E. Schaeffer, librarian of the United

set forth in a terse, concise, popular way, is just States Patent Office ; that upon “ Stereotyping,"

what has been needed. Mr. Mackenzie has now

met this need. His book is admirable as a full and by John Fagan, Esq."; that upon “Wood Engraving," by William C. Probasco, and that upon illustrations which accompany, the memoir are

yet not diffuse story of Sir Walter's life. The Esq. The subjects are arranged in alphabetical finely executed. The work throughout reflects order , and the work is made complete by an in

author and publisher.- Watchman and dex . With regard to its mechanical execution,

Reflector, the volume, as is proper in an

Encyclopædia of Pictures of Travel is the final volume in the Printing," is a beautiful specimen of typograply, series of Hans Christian Andersen's works which and is handsomely gotten up in every respect. Hurd & Houghton have presented to the AmeriThe illustrations are numerous, and many of them can public in a form so agreeable. The series inare exceedingly curious and interesting, especially cludes his romances, his stories for children, his the lithographic fac-similes of an illuminated manu- autobiography, and his travels. Of the travels, this Script and of early specimens of printing. The is the first American edition. The author's style production of this volume is creditable to Phila- | in this department of literature is as unique as in delphia enterprise, and we hope that the editor his stories, -fresh, good-humored, frank, picturand all who have aided him in its preparation will esque and captivating. In the present volwine, ho be rewarded by the appreciation of the public in- tells his adventures in Sweden, the Hare Moundicated in a practical manner by an extensive tains, Switzerland, and the Tyrol, where ten years sale. Such a book is certainly worthy of a place ago he saw the Passion Play," about which so in any library.--Phila. Evening Telegraph.

much has lately been writte The closing por

credit upon

tion of the book contains a pleasant account of fulness and interest of detail. Mr. Labberton's his visit to Charles Dickens and of the dramatic plan to accomplish this end is an excellent one, performances by Dickens and other distinguished and is carried out with great success. A series of authors for the benefit of Douglass Jerrold's wid chronological tables, arranged by periods, gives a ow.Boston Advertiser.

succession of names or events, with dates equidis. Art: its Laws and the Reasons for them, col.

tant from one another ten years, five years, or lected, considered, and arranged for general and two years apart, in different periods. The plan is educational purposes by Samuel P. Long (Lee to give the year to which the period or the insti. & Shepard).- Hon. George B. Emerson in a note tution may be most fairly assigned ;-thus, for to the author says: “I believe that any person

1300, we have Dante, and for 1500, Erasmus. who shall carefully read it would so understand These dates are four hundred and twenty in numthe principles and have his eyes opened to the ber. Then follows a sketch, alphabetically ar. beauties of art, that he would never look upon a ranged, of all these names, admirably executed; picture, a statue, or a noble building, without then an appendix, giving an analysis of institutions, more interest and a higher power of appreciating the causes of wars, etc., and sixteen genealogical and enjoying it."

tables of uncommon excellence. This work deStories from Old English Poetry, by Abby

serves high praise, both as regards plan and exe

cution.--Nation, Sage Richardson (Hurd & Houghton). — There is a genuine strength as well as a witching grace Historical Questions, by Robt. H. Labberton fulness in the literary feature of this volume that (Claxton, R. & H.), is intended as a companion. fill us with high hopes of its author. Designed book to the author's “Outlines of History," a for young people, with all the prelusive notes, com. work which has received high commendation as ments, and introductions written directly for young an educational manual from the most competent eyes, the book-in respect to the stories themselves judges. The “Questions” are well adapted to -has entertainment for mature readers quite as de practic u use, presenting the leading facts of history fined and positive as is the pleasure with which in a concise and intelligible form. A good deal of boys and girls will regard it. Mrs. Richardson has attention has been given by the author to the de shown singular acuteness in her choice of subjects. velopment of literature and art, and the prominent The charm of these paraphrases lies in their features of intellectual culture in the history of the naturalness, their open, flowing, and lucid style, world are presented in an attractive manner. The their freedom from verbiage, and the admirable student who shall make himself familiar with the tone which pervades them. Here are gathered the answers to the questions in this volume will need most choice and fragrant flowers of the Elizabethan little for the completion of his historical education. and pre-Elizabethan imagination. For

young The work is accompanied with a Historical Atlas, readers such a book is of inexpressible value, as it containing a chronological series of one hundred relates to what is permanent in literature, and may maps, representing successive periods from the be read and re-read; a statement that certainly dawn of history to the present day. They are exe cannot be faithfully made of the usual popular cuted with singular accuracy and neatness, and will style of “ Juveniles.”- Christian Union. serve to impress the memory with the historical

The Incarnation and Principles of Evidence, facts which have previously been gained by the a theological essay by R. H. Hutton, editor of the study of the manuals. The whole series bears the London Spectator, with an introduction by Samuel marks of conscientious and faithful scholarship, in Osgood, D.D. (Pott & Amery), makes a small the complete and exact rendering of details which íómo. of 88 pages. Dr. Osgood says : “ The es. is not always found in educational works of more sential idea of this essay seems to me to express

imposing pretensions.---Tribune. the inmost spirit of the reaction of faith on the A Key to the Pentateuch, explanatory of the part of our age against the materialism, utilita. Text and Grammatical Forms, by Solomon rianism and vulgar order of rationalism of the Deutsch, A.M., Ph. D., author of " A New Prac: eighteenth century."

tical Hebrew Grammar," Part I.: Genesis. (Holt The Mission of the Spirit, by Rev: L. R. & Williams),- The second part of this work is to Dunn (Carlton & Lanahan).- In this beautifully contain Exodus and Leviticus, and the third

, printed book we have the Scripture teachings con. Numbers and Deuteronomy; and the whole is to cerning the office and work of the Holy Spirit be “the means of introducing the student to a full brought before us in clear and convincing light. and thorough understanding of the Hebrew text

The surprise expressed by the author that so little of the Bible," being chiefly calculated to spare comparatively has been written on this subject, is such beginners as have acquired some grammatical shared by many in the Christian Church, who will knowledge of Hebrew the trouble of hunting up regard this work with its lucid statements, elo roots, forms, and exceptions in dictionaries and quent appeals, and comforting assurances as a grammars, and to enable them to study the He. valuable addition to Christian devotional litera. brew text without a teacher, or fully to prepare at ture. -S. S. Times.

home for 'evety school lesson. The work is very Outlines of History, by Robt. H. Labberton elaborate and carefully done, and its Hebrew por. (Claxton, R. & H.), is one of the very few school

tions are remarkable for distinctness and correct. text-books which have a distinctive idea and char. ness. —Nation, acter of their own. It is an attempt to solve the The Historical Reader, by John J. Anderson, problem which at present discourages all teachers A.M. (Clark & Maynard), contains a series of se: of history-how to combine a general outline with lections from the most celebrated writers of ancient

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sages from favorite British and American poets, Tablet.
forming a reading-book for schools on a new plan,

Elements of Algebra, by Edward Brooks and showing an unusual degree of literary merit. (Sower, Potts & Co.), is a new work by a distin. It is intended not merely as a collection of exer- guished author of mathematical works for the incises in the art of elocution, but to cultivate a struction of the young. We note a logical protaste for historical study, and to impart useful in- gress from step to step in the arrangement, great formation in reference to the history of various care in the statements, lucidness of expression, and countries at different periods. The pieces relating conciseness, with simplicity, in the explanations, to the history of the United States are placed first and whole treatment of the subject. The soluin order, while the other selections are arranged tions are clearly illustrative of the rules, which are in the regular chronological order.

defined in the clearest, most accurate and intelliGerman Conversation : A Manual to succeed gible terms. This fact alone stamps the book as the German Course, by George F. Comfort (Har. superior among telit-books; for, simple as it may per). This manual is adapted for students in in- seem, the most difficult thing in the range of textstitutions of all grades, and is designed especially book making is to state a "rule" with clearness, for those who have completed the author's “Ger- conciseness, and point. The work is elementary, man Course." It is prepared in pursuance of the dealing with the first principles, but it is also con. excellent plan, that the practical or speaking exer structed upon so thorough an understanding of the cises of the language should accompany the study true theories of the science, as to make it an adof its grammatical and literary principles. Among mirable introduction to higher algebraical studies. its chief features and merits we may mention that It is designed and well fitted for common schools, the conversations are on familiar topics of every academies, semtnaries, and normal schools. -S. S. day life, and relate to customs and manners in Times, Germany which have a peculiar interest. There How to Do It (Osgood). --The peculiar experiare also extracts from catechisms of science and ence of Rev. Edward E. Hale, united with his art, giving expression to many scientific terms in faculty of observation and his skill as an essayist,

A large collection of idiomatic renders him of all writers one fitted to write for phrases, items of news, and advertisements are the young understandingly. The happy quality of also presented, with an ample vocabulary, defini. adaptiveness is possessed by Mr. Hale in a high tions and references, and examples of German cur degree ; and this instructive volume, designed ex. tent handwriting in form of letters and business clusively for boys and girls between the ages of transactions. As a whole, it is a very complete thirteen and nineteen, is one of a thousand in the and convenient manual, containing precisely that fitness with which it serves its purpose. From it kind and variety of information and exercises may be obtained valuable hints drawn from the which will be most serviceable to any one who is author's own experience and observation during a learning to speak the German language.

period of forty-five years, directing the young how School-Houses

, by Jas. Johonnot (Schermerhorn), to talk, how to read, how to write, how to behave has been prepared with view to meet the in. in society, and how to travel. The essays are creasing demand for a better class of school singularly direct and lucid, and while fixing no arhouses in country districts. It contains a variety bitrary set of rules for study or deportment, give of plans and elevations, with complete and intelli- general suggestions that most young people may gible descriptions, so that every taste may be safely adopt as useful and judícious. The book suited, while no common carpenter will find any will not repel those for whonı it is designed, by difficulty in constructing a building after the de- any, prosiness, and intelligent readers cannot fail to signs in the volume. The work is one of unques derive inuch benefit from it. tionable practical utility, and its mechanical exe A new edition of Racine's Athalie and of Cor. cution is a model of choice typography.

neille's Cid, edited by Edward S. Joynes, M.A., Manual of Reading, by H. L. D. Potter with brief explanatory notes, is issued by Holt & (Harper).-Á new work, which must commend Williams, The celebrated tragedies are itself to teachers of the art of correct reading. prised in two neat volumes, and, with the valuable The subject is treated in four parts Orthophony, notes of the present editor, form a serviceable inClass Methods, Gesture and Elocution, and Calis- troduction to the study of the French classics. thenics. Voice-training, action, and rhetoric are Biographical Sketch of Mother Margaret Mirry all treated in their relation to the best effects in Hallahan, 0.S.D. (Catholic Pub. Soc.) - The the culture of the art. The work is very full and great success of the original life of Mother Marga. comprehensive, the examples and directions being ret Mary Hallahan, soundress of the Third Order simple, clear, and intelligent, and the selections of Dominican Nuns in England, and the edificaadapted to train the vocal powers in right expres tion it has given to thousands of readers every. sion. --S. S. Times.

where, have induced her sisters and admirers to History of the Catholic Church, by Theo. prepare an abridged life for more general reading. Noethen (Murphy), is just the book The abridgement is in every respect a creditable wanted. It is an admirable summary of the his performance. In beauty of diction, as well as in tory of the Church, written ip a very pleasing the subject matter treated, superior ability in biostyle, with nothing of that dryness or tedium graphical style is very discernible. The paper, which are too often characteristic of works on printing, and binding are also of the first class. — ccclesiastical history. Young and old can read it I Catholic World.

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The Book of the East and Other Poems, by Cæsarine Dietrich, from the French of George Rich. H. Stoddard (Osgood), is characteristic Sand by Edward Stanwood (Osgood), one of and very welcome. This volume is notably varied the latest productions of the great French nov. in the character of its many short poems, and all elist, will commend itself to students of char. but a very few of them are very good. There is acter on account of the masterly manner in which a touch of Heine about Mr. Stoddard's muse the heroine, “Cæsarine Dietrich,” is portrayed. which is evident in several of them. His transla. | The novelist's idea appears to have been to de. tions-at second-hand, of course—from the Asian scribe a woman of proud, imperious temper, cold love ditties and other short poems are most of but not unaffectionate, firm but capricious, pure them in this vein, and are very successful and de- but totally devoid of moral sense. The character lightful. His love songs are mostly delicate and is full of contradictions, but it is intensely lifelike,

But with the exception of “On the and, although the story itself is weak, the descripTown,” we think he quite fails in such subjects as tion of "Cæsarine"

proves that the pen of deal with the passions and mysteries of life. His George Sand has lost none of its cunning. - Phila. fingers make pleasant music for the sweet-stringed | Telegraph. lute, but for the grand-voiced organ he has not the

Eirene ; or, Woman's Right, by Mary Clemmer power.--Evening Mail.

Ames (Putnam). — The scene of the story is laid The Last Knight, hy Anastasius Grün (Hurd such as we often meet in that part of our country.

in New England. The principal characters are & Houghton), is a series of ballads founded on in

The incidents of the story, too, are not uncom. cidents in the life of Maximilian 1., 1459-1518. The stirring incidents of that heroic time, the mag. the incidents, and the characters, though often

mon or overstrained. At the same time the scenes, nificent nuptials of Maximilian and Mary, the contest between France and Germany, and all the found in real life, are entirely new, at least as here circunstance of romantic adventure, render the presented, in the broad field of fiction. The subject a most brilliant one.

sketches of the war, made an essential part of the

The national charac. ter of the theme has made the book a very popu: experience. Indeed, there can be little doubt that

story, are said to be a portion of the writer's own lar one in Germany, and its issue, now for the all the principal incidents of the story are founded first time in English dress, is very pat to contemporaneous events. The book as issued by the Riv- upon facts, and the descriptions are undonbtedly erside Press is an admirable specimen of typog.

faithful pictures of what really exists in art and

Altogether, it is one of the most delight. raphy.

ful novels written by an American author.-Col Behind the Veil'(Osgood). --And still they lege Courant. come? Novels whose chief hero is a wrongly sus. pected murderer are scattered broadcast through (Harper). - If humor, sweetness, and pathos, and

A Daughter of Heth, a novel by William Black the literature of fiction, and the subject has almost

a story told with simplicity and vigor, ought to inlost its object of harrowing the mind of the reader

sure success, and keeping him intensely mystified. The author kind to deserve it. It is long since we have met

"A Daughter of Heth” is of the of “ Behind the Veil" has succeeded, however, in with a book with better stuff in it than this. — building up a really fascinating and at times in. Saturday Review. tensely interesting story upon this almost worn out foundation. The story has the usual elements: a

The Lost Despatch, from the German of Friemurder, a striking resemblance between two broth drich Friedrich, by L. A. Williams (Osgood), is ers, a railway accident, how rescued and carried to a charming domestic story, marked by nice char. the house of the heroine to recover, dangerously de-acterization and pure simplicity of style. The lightful convalescence, amateur virtuoso musicians, pictures of home life and sen.iment are delicately and a great variety of sick-rooms and illnesses and naturally drawn, and truth and consistency The first part of the book is admirable, and all

are never sacrificed to forced dramatic effects, in through the author shows great talent for charac- the skillful weaving of the web of mystery that surterization and “ situations,” but towards the end rounds the main feature of the story. he begins to doubt the capacity of his readers, and

Anne Furness. The Alhenaum, London, thus leaves almost nothing to their natural unaided compliments the author of " Anne Furness" judgment. This fault is probably caused by a (Harper). The success of her venture, says the partiai l »ve for his favorite characters, and a desire reviewer, is beyond question. Not, indeed, that that all should see them with his eyes and compre. popularity can be predicted for the book, though hension of circumstances described with the great there is every reason why it should be popular, for est minuteness over and over again. The author it has nothing in common with the Hashy clever has not yet caught the knack of letting his charac- productions of the popular novelist. But saying ters tell the story ; when they attempt it they are that the author has succeeded is merely just recog. suddenly tripped up, and the reader is invited back nition of marvellous imaginative power, delicate a little to hear the author explain how and why humor, and great powers of anaylsis. and wherefore the speakers came to make so in. New England Legends, by Harriet Prescott dependent and interesting a remark. But these Spofford (Osgood). -Mrs. Spofford's stories

, are defects that hardly strike the general reader, stranger than fiction and more romantic than and as a whole the book is good, strictly moral in most fictions, are set forth after a thoroughly fastone and tendency, and contains real men, women cinating manner. and boys, also a very lovingly portrayed mother of tale of the Salem witchcraft days, one should read

How thrillingly she tells the eleven children. It is a book it pays to read. to see. To find out all ihose mysterious horturs,

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