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the more prominent books. The result fur- tion. Rev. J. W. Chadwick's “The Man Jenishes the following approximate numbers of sus” (Boston, Roberts); Rev. Phillips Brooks's books of various classes issued in 1881 (being “The Candle of the Lord, and other Sermons nearly 1,000 more than'were published during (New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.); Dean Howthe preceding year):

son's “Evidential Value of the Acts of the

No. of works. Apostles” (same publishers), are among the Fiction...

noteworthy books of this class. The tenth and Juveniles Theology and Religion..

last volume of " McClintock and Strong's OyBiography Memoirs, Correspondence, etc.

clopædia" (New York, Harper & Brothers) Education, Language.

renders complete this valuable work; a supDescription, Travel, etc.. Medical Science, Hygiene, etc....

plementary volume is promised. In the way Poetry and the Drama.

of republication the sermons of F. W. RobertLiterary History and Miscellany. Political and Social Science..

son, of Stopford A. Brooke, of Dr. Vaughan, the History:

Scotch Sermons, Hatch's Bampton Lectures on Useful Arts, Commerce. Law and Government.

the organization of the early Church, and W. Physical Science, Mathematics, etc..

Robertson Smith's Old Testament in the Jewish Fine Arts, Illustrated Works..

Church (twelve lectures on Biblical Criticism), Domestic and Rural.... Amusements, Sports, etc.

deserve brief mention here, as indicating the Humor and Satire.

drift of theological opinion and speculation on Music (Church and School). Mental and Moral Philosophy

the important topics of inspiration, right interBooks of Reference...

pretation of Holy Scripture, the eternal world,

etc. Dr. Geikie's “Hours with the Bible” Total.....

2,991

(3 volumes, New York, James Pott) is wellIn Theology and Religion there are few, if timed, and presents in a popular style the reany, really great works which have appeared sults of biblical study and research in connecduring the year; yet the contributions to this tion with Old Testament history and exegesis. department are numerous and not unworthy Puncbard's “ History of_Congregationalisın, of record. American divines have published from about A. D. 250 to the Present Time" (Boslargely in the way of sermons and lectures. ton, Congregational Publishing Society) gives The Rev. Dr. L. Bevan's "Sermons to Students “Congregationalism in America" in the fourth and Thoughtful Persons" (New York, Scrib- volume; it is regarded as the standard histoner's Sons) are excellent in tone and teaching, ry of that denomination. Merle D'Aubigné's Dr. H. O. Potter's “Sermons of the City "History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth (New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.), addressed to Century” has been brought out, five volumes à large and wealthy congregation, are equally in one, by Carters, New York. Íts merits and appropriate and effective. Rev. E. E. Hale defects, as some esteem them, are too well issues two volumes (Boston, Roberts), “The known to need special mention here. In ExeKingdom of God” and “The Life in Common, gesis, Dr. H. Cowles has added two volumes and other Sermons," which are marked by the (St. Matthew and St. Mark” and “St. Luke author's usual style and mode of dealing with and the Acts of the Apostles ") to his other his subject. Dr. E. H. Chapin's "Church of valuable contributions, making in all nine volthe Living God” and “God's Requirements, umes on the Old Testament and seven upon and other Sermons” (New York, James Mil- the New (New York, D. Appleton & Co.). A ler), have been published since his death, and “Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke," will serve to perpetuate his memory. Bishop from the French, by Rev. F. Godet, edited by A. N. Littlejohn's “Individualism: its Growth Dr. John Hall (New York, I. K. Funk & Co.), and Tendencies, with some Suggestions as to and Dr. W. H. Van Doren's “Suggestive Cointhe Remedy for its Evils” (New York, T. mentary” on the same Gospel (same publishers), Whittaker), contains the admirable discourses deserve mention in this connection. So also preached by him before the University of Cam. does Dr. Young's “ Analytical Concordance to bridge, England. It is one of the most valu- the Bible” (republished by Funk & Co., Now abl and thoughtful volumes of the year. York), as being the most learned and complete “Christ and Modern Thought" (Boston, Rob- work of the kind in the English language. erts) are the Boston Monday Lectures for Apologetical works are quite numerous. Pro1880-'81, delivered by eminent American cler- fessor J. L. Diman's “The Theistic Argument gymen (Dr. J. C. Smith, Dr. Howard Crosby, as affected by Recent Theories,” such as cleDr. McCosh, Bishop Clark, etc.), in the absence velopment, evolution, natural selection (Boston, of Mr. Joseph Cook. It deals with topics no Houghton, Mifflin & Co.); Dr. B. Franklin's less interesting than important. Dr. M. Dix's “The Creed and Modern Thought" (E. & J. B. “Lectures on the First Prayer-Book of King Young & Co, New York); and Godet's “Le it. Edward VI” (New York, E. & J. B. Young & ures in Defense of the Christian Faith" (NW Co.) have excited much attention in the Epis- York, A. ]). F. Randolph & Co.), are each in copal Church, because of their severe treatment its way able, effective, and well-timed, in vi w of the English Reformers, and the author's dis- of the wide range which has been given to the position to throw off, as much as possible, the discussion of the evidences of Christianity – Protestant character of the English Reforma- The most noteworthy event, however, in the

religious and theological record of the year is Appleton & Co.) is an able and exhaustive treathe publication of the Revised Version of the tise. In the same series Professor J. Le Conte New Testament. This had been long and anx- gives a lucid exposition of the principles of moniously waited for, and, when it did appear, the ocular and binocular vision, in his volume on excitement was intense. The printing-press “Sight.” Dr. B. Peirce discusses very ably, could hardly furnish copies fast enough to “Ideality in the Physical Sciences" (Boston, supply the demand; edition after edition was Little, Brown & Co.). James Orton, in a new called for; the New Testament became for the and augmented edition, treats of “ Underground time the best-read book in the language; and Treasures ” (Philadelphia, H. C. Baird & Co.), the amount of examination which the New tells how and where to find them, giving thus a Version roused into activity was indeed mar- key for the ready determination of all the useful velons. From every quarter, too, criticism has minerals within the United States. S. H. Scudbeen freely bestowed, and the result, in few der’s “ Butterflies ” (New York, Holt) is a very words, is that the New Version (for it is really attractive volume on this subject; it describes new, though professedly only “revised ") takes the structure of butterflies, their changes and its place as a work of substantial merit and life histories, with special reference to Amerivalue. It may not-it probably will not-be can forms. As of similar character and value adopted, in toto, by any large portion of the are “The Honey-Ants of the Garden of the English-speaking Christian world; but it will Gods, and the Occident Ants of the American be acknowledged by all as a monument of the Plains," by H. C. McCook (Philadelphia, J. B. painstaking care and faithful diligence of the Lippincott & Co.). J. P. Lesley, in a new and large body of scholars and divines, American enlarged edition, presents very forcibly " Man's as well as English, who prosecuted it to its Origin and Destiny, sketched from the Platform final completion. The year 1881 is also no- of the Physical Sciences" (Boston, G. H. Ellis). table, in this department, as having witnessed In this department American literature owes the publication of Drs. Westcott and Hort's very much to the works of English and Conti"New Testament in the Original Greek,” a nental writers republished in the United States. work of the highest value to theology. The Miss A. B. Buckley's “Life and her Children, American edition is edited by Dr. Schaff, with Glimpses of Animal Life" (New York, D. Apan Introduction (New York, Harper & Broth- pleton & Co.), is an admirable popular manual; ers).

as is also “ A World of Wonders" (same pubPhilosophy, both mental and moral, presents lishers), a book for young readers, profusely almost a blank in 1881. Dr. Mark Hopkins's illustrated. Professor R. A. Proctor's “ Poetry work, " The Law of Love, and Love as a Law, of Astronoiny” (Philadelphia, Lippincott & or Christian Ethics," has been issued in a new Co.) is curiously interesting and suggestive; and revised edition (New York, Scribner's and A. R. Wallace's “ Island Life, or the PheSons); in it the theory of morals is restated nomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Flofor use, and there is given also “The Outline ras” (New York, Harper & Brothers), is certainStudy of Man.” Dr. L. P. Hickok's “Empir- ly not less so. In the International Scientific ical Psychology" (Boston, Ginn, Heath & Co.) Series there may be noted, as more than ordiappears in a new and revised edition, with the narily valuable, Professor H. Morselli's "Suico-operation of President Seelye, of Amherst. cide, an Essay in Comparative Moral StatisMr. W. W. Kingsley's“ Views on Vexed Ques- tics"; A. Wurtz's “The Atomic Theory” (from tions” (Philadelphia, Lippincott & Co.) are the French); and Professor J. W. Judd's “Volwell worth looking into, though not very pro- canoes, what they are and what they teach.” found; and Miss Frances Power Cobbe discusses Charles Darwin makes another valuable con"The Duties of Women " (Boston, G. H. Ellis) tribution to science in his “ Formation of Vegwith her usual pith and point. Among re- etable Mould through the Action of Worms, prints is A. O. Fraser's “Berkeley” (Philadel- with Observations on their Habits” (New York, phia, Lippincott), and of more than ordinary D. Appleton & Co.). Professor James Geikie, merit; also, Mr. J. Sully's "Illusions: a Psy- in his “Prehistoric Europe” (Philadelphia, Lipchological Study” (International Scientific Se- pincott & Co.), gives a profoundly interesting ries, D. Appleton & Co.); F. A. Lange's “ His- sketch of the geological condition of Europe tory of Materialism and History of its Present in early days; and St. George Mivart presents Importance," authorized edition, in three vol an elaborate and careful study of back-boned umes (English and Foreign Philosophical Li- animals, especially mammals, in his volume on brary, Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.); the “The Cat" (New York, Scribner's Sons). E. translation of G. A. Jacob's “Manual of Hindu B. Tylor's “Anthropology” is one of the best Pantheism, the Vedantasara" (the same library books of the year, and is an admirable introand publishers); and J. Legge's "The Chinese duction to the study of man and civilization Classics, Part 1, Confucius, Part II, Mencius" (New York, D. Appleton & Co.). (new edition, Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.). Among works in the Useful Arts, Technical

In Physical and Natural Science there is a works, etc., a few only of the most valuable of goodly number of publications, though not ma- the year are here named: Thomas Tredgold's ny by native authors. Professor C. A. Young's “Elementary Principles of Carpentry" (New “The Sun” (International Sciencific Series, D. York, Spon); W. H. Uhland's'"Corliss En

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gines and Applied Steam Motors" (Spon); L. eases of the Nervous System” (New York, D. Ř. Hamersly's “Naval Encyclopædia," and Appleton & Co.). Dr. W. H. Byford's “The T. Wilhelm's "Military Dictionary and Gazet- Practice of Medicine and Surgery applied to the teer” (Philadelphia, L. R. Hamersly & Co.); Diseases and Accidents incident to Women E. S. Philbrick's “American Sanitary Engi- (Philadelphia, Lindsay & Blakiston) is a work neering" (New York, Sanitary Engineer Of- of great value, as revised and largely rewritten. fice), R. S. Christiani's “Technical Treatise In the same connection comes also Dr. F. A. on Soap and Candles” (Philadelphia, H. C. Purcell's valuable treatise “On Cancer, its AlBaird & Co.); J. B. Denton's “Sewage Dis- lies and other Tumors, with Special Reference posal” (New York, Spon); J. Parry's Water, to Treatment” (same publishers). Dr. Bulk. its Composition, Collection, and Distribution " ley's work on “ Eczema and its Management (New York, Scribner & Welford); J. Cundall's (New York, Putnam's Sons) is thorough and · Bookbindings-Ancient, Medieval, and Mod- important, in view of the interest of the faculern,” with plates (Scribner & Welford); G. P. ty in cutaneous disorders at the present time. Brown's “Sewer Gas and its Dangers" (Chi- Other works, which deserve to be mentioned cago, Jansen, McClurg & Go.); Å. Spitzli's here with approbation, are—Dr. W. T. Lusk's “Enlarged Manual for Managers, Designers, "Science and Art of Midwifery” (New York, and Weavers" (Troy, New York, W. H. Young); D. Appleton & Co.); Dr. H. H. Kane's “Drugs T. P. Teale's “ Dangers to Health,” a pictorial that Enslave,” the opium, morphine, and chloguide to domestic sanitary defects (Philadel- ral habit (Philadelphia, Blakiston); Dr. R. phia, Blakiston); and A. J. Downing's pleasant Glisau's “Modern Midwifery," a text-book of and profitable “Rural Essays” (New York, American practice (same publisher); Dr. A. L. Worthington).

Ranney's "The Applied Anatomy of the NervIn Medical Science the publications of the ous System” (New York, D. Appleton & Co.). year are numerous and valuable. A large por- The same publishers issue “ The New York tion of these are new and revised editions, or Medical Journal and Obstetrical Review,” editworks rewritten under additional light and ed by Dr. F.P. Foster ; and F. Leypoldt (New larger experience. Drs. G. M. Beard and A. York) sends out the “ Index Medicus," a D. Rockwell present “ Medical and Surgical monthly record of medical publications. Uses of Electricity," in a third revised edition American literature is fairly represented in (New York, William Wood & Co.). Dr. Austin works on Law and Gocernment. Codes of the Flint, Sen., gives a new edition of his “Princi- different States, digests, statutes, etc., are inples and Practice of Medicine” (Philadelphia, creasing in number and value from year to year, H. O. Lea's Son & Co.), and Dr. A. Flint, and American jurisprudence is assuming high Jr., a new edition of the “Text-Book of Hu- importance in the estimation of foreign civilman Physiology" (New York, D. Appleton & ized nations. The Reports of the Supreme Co.). Dr. T. S. Kirkbride's “Insanity, and Court of the United States, and of the Supreme Hospitals for the Insane” (Philadelphia, Lip- Courts and Courts of Appeals of the several pincott & Co.) appears in a second edition. States, and the volumes (some thirty in numThe second volume of Dr. D. Hayes Agnew's ber) containing the “ American Decisions " are great treatise on “ The Principles and Practice looked for with great interest, and are of speof Surgery” (Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott cial moment to the educated lawyer. A "Trea& Co.) is among the noteworthy books of tise on the Law of Injunctions” by J. I. High the year; as is also a translation of Dr. Just (Chicago, Callaghan & Co.), has reached a secLucas-Championnière's work entitled “ Anti- ond edition, and is a work of merit. So, also, septic Surgery: the Principles, Modes of Ap- is F. A. Lewis's volume, “Law relating to plication, and Results of the Lister Dressing” Stocks, Bonds, and other Securities ” (Phila(Portland, Maine, Loring, Short & Harmon). delphia, Rees, Welsh & Co.). B. R. Curtis's The translator and editor of the volume, Dr. very valuable work, “ Jurisdiction, Practice, F. H. Gerrish, is quite enthusiastic in support and Peculiar Jurisprudence of the Courts of of the views set forth in the work. A very the United States” (Boston, Little, Brown & interesting and valuable publication is by Dr. Co.), has been enriched with notes by G. T. R. Bartholow, “On the Antagonism between and B. R. Curtis. Of equal, if not superior, Medicines and between Remedies and Dis- value is J. N. Pomeroy's “Treatise on Equity eases” (New York, D. Appleton & Co.). Dr. Jurisprudence as administered in the United J. Tyson's "Treatise on Bright's Disease and States” (San Francisco, A. L. Bancroft & Co.). Diabetes, with Special Reference to Pathology It is adapted for all the States, and to the and Therapeutics” (Philadelphia, Lindsay & union of equitable and legal remedies under Blakiston) is timely and important; it has also the reformed procedures. 0. W. Holmes, Jr., a section on retinitis in Bright's disease, added has written a thoughtful and interesting book by Dr. W. F. Norris. Drs. J. B. Bell and W. entitled “The Common Law” (Boston, Little, T. Laird give a new edition of “Homeopathic Brown & Co.); and the same publishers send Therapeutics of Diarrhæa, Dysentery, 'Chol- out E. L. Pierce's important “Treatise on the era,” etc. (New York, Boerricke & Tafel). Dr. Law of Railroads." Professor F. Wharton's W. A. Hammond has brought out a seventh “Treatise on the Conflict of Laws" is exand revised edition of his work “On the Dis- tremely suggestive, and is in its second edition

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(Philadelphia, Kay & Brothers). J. F. Dillon's riam, Life of James Abram Garfield, Twentieth “Removal of Causes from State Courts to Fed- President of the United States " (New York, eral Courts” (St. Louis, W. H. Stevenson) is Barnes), and J. S. Ogilvie, in his “Life and supplied with forms adapted to the several acts Death of James A. Garfield, from Tow-path of Congress, in an enlarged and revised edition. to the White House" (New York, Ogilvie), J. C. Hurd's “Theory of our National Exist- give popular sketches of the late President, ence, as shown by the Action of the Govern- whose cruel murder, and the trial of whose ment of the United States since 1861 " (Boston, assassin, excited public attention throughout Little, Brown & Co.), commands attention no the civilized world. less from the importance of the subject than In the way of republication, numerous works the skill and ability with which the author has of value are added to American literature. treated it. Among popular manuals we name F. W. H. Myers's “ William Wordsworth” is a fow: F. Crosby's "Everybody's Lawyer and one of the most interesting and successful volBook of Forms ” (Philadelphia, J. E. Potter & umes of the series “ English Men of Letters” Co.); J. G. Lee's " Hand-Book for Coroners,” (New York, Harper & Brothers). In the same containing a digest of all the laws in the thirty- series, S. Colvin gives a thoughtful study of eight States of the Union (Philadelphia, W. “Landor" and his works; and Professor D. Brotherhead); S. D. Thompson's "Liability of Masson performs a like service for “De QuinDirectors and other Officers and Agents of cey” and his singularly interesting career. Corporations” (St. Louis, W. H. Stevenson); Other serial works show the tendency of bio“Notaries' and Commissioners' Manual” (New graphical literature in 1881. Mrs. Oliphant's York, Baker, Voorhees & Co.); F. J. Stimson's * Cervantes,” and W. L. Collins's “Butler” "Glossary of Technical Terms, Phrases, and (Philadelphia, Lippincott), are valuable contriMaxims of the Common Law" (Boston, Little, butions to “ Foreign and Philosophical ClasBrown & Co.); and F. F. Heard's “Oddities sics for English Readers.” F. W. Trollope, the of the Law " (Boston, Soule & Bugbee). novelist, tries his hand upon a “Life of Cicero,

In Biography, Memoirs, and the like, the and succeeds very well, all things considered present year is not less prolific than its pred- (New York, Harper & Brothers). Mme. De ecessors. The Rev. Dr. E. E. Beardsley's Witt, daughter of the statesman and historian, "Life and Correspondence of Rev. Samuel gives a pleasant narrative of "Monsieur Guizot, Seabury" (first bishop in the Protestant Epis- in Private Life” (Boston, Estes & Lauriat). copal Church in the United States) is a vala- Messrs. Shepherd and Williamson furnish the able contribution to history as well as litera- admirers of the Scotch celebrity with “Meture (Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.). J. B. moirs of the Life and Writings of Thomas Gough, in his “Sunlight and Shadow” (Hart- Carlyle,” giving personal reminiscences and ford, Conn., A. D. Worthington & Co.), gives selections from his private letters (New York, some interesting gleanings from his life-work Scribner & Welford). Dr. W. G. Blaikie in the cause of temperance. Dr. A. Stevens writes with enthusiasm and force of “The Perpresents, in his “Madame de Staël: A Study Sonal Life of David Livingstone" (New York, of her life and Times” (New York, Harper Harper & Brothers), and Canon Carus supplies & Brothers), a vivid portraiture of the first “Memorials of the Rev. Charles Pettit McIlFrench Revolution and the First Empire. It vaine, Bishop of Ohio (New York, Whittaker). is a work of solid merit, as well as of unflag- From the French of Eugene Muntz we have ging interest. The same publishers send out “Raphael, his Life, his Works, and his Times" J. W. Forney's amusing and instructive “An- (New York, A. C. Armstrong & Son), a very ecdotes of Public Men.” Miss M. A. Lamson's elegantly illustrated work. “Life and Education of Laura Dewey Bridg In this connection we may properly name man, the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl,” loses several other works of merit in the departnone of its interest in a new edition (Bos- ment of literary history and culture : Miss ton, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.). R. W. Johnson L. E. Poor's “Sanskrit and its Kindred Litcontributes an admirable "Memoir of Major- eratures,” being studies in comparative myGeneral George H. Thomas” (Philadelphia, thology (Boston, Roberts); R. G. White's Lippincott & Co.). After long and careful “ American View of the Copyright Question " study, James Parton brings out his elaborate (New York, Routledge); a new uniform edi"Life of Voltaire" (Boston, Houghton, Mifflin tion of J. R. Lowell's “Complete Works” & Co.). It already takes its place as a stand- (Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.); W. Maard in this department. General A. Badeau thews's “Literary Style, and other Essays completes, in a third volume, the “Military (Chicago, S. C. Griggs & Co.); Horace BushHistory of Ulysses S. Grant, from April, 1861, nell's Literary Varieties,” and “Moral Uses to April, 1865." (New York, D. Appleton & of Dark Things” (New York, Scribner's Sons); Co.). The substantial merit of the work is 0. B. Bunce's charming volume, “Bachelor recognized on all hands. R. H. Conwell gives Bluff, his Opinions, Sentiments, and Disputaa pleasing and useful account of “The Life, tions" (New York, D. Appleton & Co.); ProTravels, and Literary Career of Bayard Tay- fessor M. C. Tyler's “ History of American lor” (Boston, Lothrop). Messrs. J. M. Bun- Literature, Colonial Period, 1607-1765" (New dy, in his “The Nation's Hero, in Memo- York, Putnam's Sons); and new editions of J.

G. Holland's popular prose and poetical works and Political History of the United States," (New York, Scribner's Sons). To these should from the German (Chicago, Callaghan), has be added, " The Dhammapada," being one of reached a third volume. It is a work of supethe canonical books of the Buddhists, trans- rior merit. From the veteran worker in Amerlated from Påli, by F. Max Müller; with oth- ican history, B. J. Lossing, we bave “Harper's ers, forming part of the “Sacred Books of the Popular Cyclopædia of United States History," East,” translated by various Oriental scholars, marked by his usual care and industry. and edited by Müller (New York, Macmillan In Education, Language, etc., there is a & Co.); from the same publishers, W. Y. goodly supply of native productions, together Sellar's “Roman Poets of the Republic," and with about the usual number of reprints. TextJ. Watson's “ Kant and his English Critics," books in the ancient classics, in Hebrew and being a comparison of critical and empirical Oriental tongues, and in modern languages, are philosophy; and, as of special value, Sir G. W. quite in abundance, in fact too abundant to Cox's "Introduction to the Science of Com- specify to any advantage. R. H. Ball's “Eleparative Mythology and Folk Lore” (New ments of Astronomy” (New York, D. Appleton York, Holt).

& Co.) is one of a valuable series entitled No very important work on History, of Amer “ Text-Books of Science." The same pubican authorship, has appeared during 1881. Lo- lishers issue a text-book for normal schools, cal histories are numerous and valuable, and entitled “ Art of School Management.” J. outline sketches and books for schools are in Ogden's “Science of Education, or Philosophy abundance. Mr. Bancroft's long-promised vol- of Human Culture” (Cincinnati, Van Antwerp umes, “ History of the Formation of the Con- & Co.), is a thoughtful and suggestive publicastitution of the United States," forming a his- tion. Alfred Ayres has issued a companion tory of the United States from the Treaty of volume to “The Orthoëpist " of last year, enPeace with Great Britain to the Inauguration titled "The Verbalist” (New York, D. Appleof Washington, are handed over to the suc ton & Co.). It is a capital little volume. J. ceeding year. Professor H. Coppée furnishes E. Worcester's “ Dictionary of the English an interesting and useful “ History of the Con- Language” (Philadelphia, Lippincott) appears quest of Spain by the Arab-Moors ” (Boston, in a new edition, with a valuable supplement. Little, Brown & Co.). T. T. Timayenis is an- This great work disputes with Webster the thor of a “ History of Greece, from Earliest place of being “ the standard" of the English Times to the Present," a useful compilation tongue, and many think successfully. W. H. (New York, D. Appleton & Co.). H. O. Lodge Payne reprints from the “Encyclopædia Brigives his countrymen a work of unique inter- tannica” the valuable article on “Education," est and value, entitled “A Short History of entitling it "A Short History of Education," the English Colonies in America” (New York, with notes, etc. (Syracuse, New York, O. W. Harper & Brothers). R. Blanchard's “Discov- Bardeen); it is interesting and useful to the ery and Conquests of the Northwest” (Chicago, general reader. L. T. Townsend's “The Art Cushing, Thomas & Co.) occupies a field of of Speech, Studies in Eloquence and Logic great importance; and Jefferson Davis's “Rise (New York, D. Appleton & Co.), is a serviceand Fall of the Confederate Government”(New able little work. H. Kiddle and A. J. Schem York, D. Appleton & Co.) is a work variously furnish a useful and valuable “Dictionary of estimated as to its value and help toward a Education ” (New York, Steiger), based upon right and just settlement of American history. the larger work, “Cyclopædia of Education." The writer concludes his second volume as J. F. McCurdy's “Aryo-Semitic Speech” (Anfollows:

dover, Massachusetts, W. F. Draper) is a very In asserting the right of secession, it has not been interesting study in linguistic archæology. my wish to incite to its exercise : I recognize the fact Among English books of note in this departthat the war showed it to be impracticable, but this ment are, J. G. Fitch's "Lectures on Teaching, did not prove it to be wrong; and, now that it may delivered in the University of Cambridge”; not be again attempted, and that the Union, may pro- and H. Kiepert's “Manual of Ancient Geogthe whole truth, should be known, so that crimina-raphy,” being the authorized translation from tion and recrimination may for ever cease, and then, the German (New York, Macmillan & Co.). on the basis of fraternity and faithful regard for the The interest in Political Economy and Social rights of the States, there may be written on the arch Science is fully as great as in any preceding of the Union, Esto perpetua.

year, and several valuable contributions to this H. P. Johnston's "The Yorktown Campaign department are the result. G. F. Seward (late and Surrender of Cornwallis” (New York, American minister to China), in his “Chinese Harper & Brothers) is a very carefully pre- Immigration in its Social and Economical Aspared narrative, in both good taste and tem- pects” (New York, Scribner's Sons), discusses per. Several volumes on “ The Campaigns of the question which has agitated largely the the Civil War” are promised; we name two: people on our Pacific coast. It is a timely and M. F. Force's “From Fort Henry to Corinth,' valuable publication. Henry George's "Irish and J. G. Nicolay's “Outbreak of the Rebel- Land Question” (New York, D. Appleton & lion " (New York, Scribner's Sons). H. Von Co.) undertakes to show, with much ability, Holst's elaborate work on “The Constitution what this question involves, and how alone it

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