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and beauty of style, correct feeling, and amiability of heart, for which her writings have ever been so deservedly popular.
The “Shakspearian Miscellanies,” being a series of Essays and Annotations on the Shakspearian Plays, &c., edited by Percy B. St. John, is to be commenced on the 1st of February next, and continued quarterly.
A posthumous work, from the pen of the late Theodore Hook, said to be the best he has ever produced, is nearly ready for publication, entitled “Fathers and Sons." It will be embellished with engravings by Phiz.
The author of " Cousin Geoffrey,” &c., is about to issue a new novel, under the name of “The Matchmaker."
The popular and prolific authoress of “Mothers and Daughters," has, we observe, two new novels on the tapis, one entitled “The Man of Fortune," and the other, “ The Ambassador's Wife."
A new work of travels is very soon to appear, under the authority and patronage of the British government, entitled, “ Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in the North-West, and Western Australia, during the years 1837–8–9, descriptive of many newly-discovered, important, and fertile districts ; with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c.," by Captain Geo. Grey, Governor of South Australia. In two volumes, 8vo, with upwards of fifty illustrations, &c.
Blackwood's Standard Novels, by Galt and others, are in course of publication, in monthly volumes, with illustrations by Phiz, Cruikshank, &c.
M. Thiers, is, we observe, busily occupied in writing his “History of Napoleon,” which, it is said, will be completed in the course of the year. He is to receive for his copyright, in France, the prodigious sum of five hundred thousand francs. There is no writer of the present day, better qualified for the task; and from the extensive popularity of his “ History of the French Revolution,” none could be found more acceptable to the public.
We have just received from J. & H. G. Langley of New York, the December number of the United States Literary Advertiser and Publisher's Circular, containing announcements of American and foreign works now published or in press. This work is of the greatest value to publishers, and literary men, furnishing the former with a medium for advertising, not to be excelled, and the latter, the earliest information of the publication of books, of every description. The Advertiser is sent, gratuitously, to any person on application to the publishers. We have selected from the pages of the last two numbers the following list of new works, which we have arranged under their appropriate heads for the benefit of our readers.
HISTORY. History of the Life of Richard Cæur-de-Lion, King of England, By G. P. R. James, Esq. New York: 1841. J. & H. G. Langley. 2 vols. 12mo.
History of the War in the Peninsula, and the South of France, from the year 1807 to the year 1814. By Col. F. W. P. Napier. Philadelphia: 1831. D. Appleton & Co.
The History of the World (4 vols. 12mo.) Translated from the German of Baron John Von Muller. Compared throughout with the Original, revised, corrected, and illustrated by a Notice of the Life & Writings of the Author. By Hon. Alexander H. Everett, L. L. D. Prest, of Jefferson College, Louisiana. Boston: Marsh, Capen, Lyon & Webb.
American Antiquities, & Researches into the Origin & History of the Red Race. By Alexander W. Bradford. New York : 1841. Dayton & Saxton. Boston: Saxton & Pierce.
An Historical & Descriptive Account of Iceland, Greenland, & the Faro Islands. New York: Harper & Brothers. 18mo. pp. 360.
History of Louisiana, from its first Discovery. By E. Bunner. New York: 1841. Harper & Brothers.
History of Napoleon. From the French of M. Laurent de l'Ardêche. With 500 illustrations, after designs by Horace Vernet. New York: 1841. D. Appleton & Co.
Letters & Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. By George Catlin. With numerous Engravings. New York : 1841. Wiley & Putman. 2 vols. royal 8vo. BIOGRAPHY. American Biography. By Jeremy Belknap. With Additions & Notes. By F. M. Hubbard. New York : 1841. Harper & Brothers. 3 vols. 18mo.
The Life & Land of Burns. By Allan Cunningham, with contributions by Thomas Campbell, Esq. Author of " The Pleasures of Hope,” to which is prefixed an Essay on the the Genius and Writings of Burns. By Thomas Carlyle, Esq. New York: J. & H. G. Langley.
Memoirs of Harriet, Duches of St. Albans. By Mrs. Cornwell Barry Wilson. Philadelphia : 1841. Carey & Hart. 2 vols. 12mo.
EDUCATION. The History of Philosophy, being the work adopted by the University of France, for Education in the Colleges and High Schools. From the French. With Additions by Dr. C. S. Henry. New York: 1841. Harper & Brothers. 12mo.
The School District Library, Fourth Series. New York : 1841. Harper & Brothers.
A System of Natural Philosophy; designed for the use of schools and Teachers. By Walter R. Johnson, M. A. Philadelphia : 1841. E. C. Biddle.
The Common School Grammar. A Concise and comprehensive Manual of English Grammar; containing, in addition to the First Principles and Rules briefly stated and explained, a Systematic Order of Parsing ; a number of Examples for Drilling Exercises, and a few in False Syntax; particularly adapted to the use of Common Schools and Academies. By John Goldsbury, A. M., Teacher of the High School, Cambridge, Mass. Boston: James Munroe & Co. 12mo. pp. 94.
A System of Latin Prosody .and Metre, from the best Authorities, Ancient and Modern. By Charles Anthon, L.L.D., Professor of the Greek and Latin Languages in Columbia College, New York, and Rector of the Grammar School. New York: Harper & Brothers. 12mo. pp. 216.
Outlines of Phrenology (12mo.) Designed for the use of the Higher Classes in Common Schools. By Geo. Hayward, M.D., Professor of the Principles of Surgery, in Harvard University, and Surgeon to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston : Marsh Capen, Lyon & Webb.
Quintiliani de Institutione Oratorio E. Libris Excerpta. Selegit et Accuravit Josephus Alden, S.T.D., in Gul. Coll. Rhet. et Ocon. Pol. Professor. Boston: Marsh, Capen, Lyon & Webb.
LAW WORKS. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana. By Thomas Curry, Counsellor at Law and
Reporter of the Decisions of the Suprein wit Seventeenth volume. New Orleans : 1841. E. Johns & Co
American Criminal Trials. by Peleg andler. Boston: 1841. C. C. Little & J. Brown.
National Rights and State Rights. A view of the Case of Alexander McLeod, recently determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of New York. By a nit of the Massachusetts Bar. Reprinted from the Law Reporter Boston : Bradbury & Soden. 8vo. pp. 46.
Review of the Opinion of Judge Cowan, of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in the case of Alexander McLeod. By a citizen of New York. Washington: Thomas Allen.
MEDICAL BOOKS. Billards Treatise on the Diseases of Children. Founded on recent clinical observations and investigations in Pathological Astronomy, made at the “Hospice des Enfans-Trouvés," at Paris, under the superintendence of M. Baron, with a Medico-Legal Dissertation on the viability of the Child. Translated from the third French edition, with Notes, by James Stewart, M.D., late Physician to the New York Orphan Assylum and one of the consulting Physicians to the Northern Dispensary of the City of New York. New York: J. & H. G. Langley. 1 vol. 8vo. pp. 650.
The Dublin Dissector or Manual of Anatomy. First American from the fourth revised Dublin edition. Edited by R. Watts, Junior, M.D. Professor of Anatomy in the New York Medical College. New York: J & H. G. Langley.
Jahn's Manual of Homæpathetic Practice. Edited, with Annotations, by A. Gerard Hull, M. D. New York : 1841. W. Rodde.
Gibson's Surgery, new edition. By William Gibson, M. D. Philadelphia : Kay & Brother. 2 vols. 8 vo.
Meig's Philadelphia Practice of Midwifery. Second edition, with numerous engravings. Philadelphia : 1841. Kay & Brother.
Lessons in Practical Anatomy, for the use of Dissectors. By W. E. Horner, M. D. Philadelphia: J. G. Auner.
Plates of the Cerebro-Spinal Nerves, with References; for the use of Medical Students. By Paul B. Goddard, M. D. Philadelphia: J. G. Auner. 1 vol. 4to, 12 plates.
A Treatise on the Retention and Radical Cure of Hernia, with plates. By Heber Chase, M. D. Philadelphia : J. G. Auner. 1 vol. 8vo.
THEOLOGY AND SERMONS. Hornes Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. Philadelphia : J. Whetham & Son.
Cruden's Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Philadelphia : J. Whetham & Son.
Memoir of the Life of Bishop White. By the Rev. Dr. Wilson ; with engravings. Philadelphia: Kay & Brother. 8vo.
A Treatise on the Church of Christ. By Rev. William Palmer, M. A. Edited, with notes, hy the Right Rev. W. R. Whittingham, D. D. New York: 1841. D. Appleton & Co. 1 vol. 8vo.
The True Catholic Churchman, in his Life and in his Death. The Sermons and Poetical Remains of Rev. Benjamin Davis Winslow, A. M., Assistant to the Rector of St. Mary's Church, Burlington, New Jersey. To which is prefixed the sermon preached on the Sunday after his decease; with notes and additional memoranda. By the Right Rev. George Washington Doane, D.D., L.L.D., Bishop of the Diocese, and Rector of St. Mary's Church. New York: Wiley & Putnam. 8vo.
Philosophy of the Plan of Salvation. A Book for the Times. By an American Citizen. New York: Published for the author. 12mo.
Onesimus : or, the Apostolic Directions to Christian Masters in reference to their Slaves, considered. By Evangelicus. Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln. 18mo.
Christian Union. A Discourse delivered in Clarkson Hall, Sunday, September 12, 1841. By Frederick A. Eustis. Philadelphia : 8vo.
Pictorial Illustrations of the Bible, and Views of the Holy Land. New York : 1841. J. S. Redfield.
Religious Anecdotes. By Buck. New York: 1841. Dayton & Saxton.
Themes for the Pulpit: being a Collection of nearly Three Thousand Topics ; with texts suitable for public discourses, in the pulpit and lecture room ; mostly compiled from the published works of ancient and modern divines. By Abraham C. Baldwin. New York: M. W. Dodd. 12mo.
NATURAL SCIENCES. Physiognomy : founded on Physiology, and applied to various Countries, Professions and Individuals; Illustrated with Engravings. By A. Walker, author of "Intermarriage,” “ Woman, Beauty,” &c. With an Introductory Preface, by an American New-York: J. & H. G. Langley. 1 vol. 12mo. (In press.
Phrenology Vindicated, and Anti-Phrenology Unmasked. Illustrated by a large and perfect view of the Frontal Sinuses. By Charles Caldwell, M.D. New-York: James P. Griffing. 1 vol. 12mo.
Psycology and Anthropology, by Dr. F. A. Rauch. New-York: M. W. Dodd.
A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. By Robert Hare, M.D., Philadelphia. J. G. Auner. 4th edition, with amendments and additions.
Physiology and Animal Magnetism. First Book of Natural History,