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Rose D'Albret; or, Troublous Times: a Romance. By G. P. R. James, esq. 3 vols. Bvo. 31s. Gd.
Maurice, the Elector of Saxony: an Historical Romance of the Sixteenth Century. By Mrs. CoLauHOCN. 3 vols. 8vo. 31*. Gd.
Hyde Marston; or, a Sportsman's Life. By Craven. 3 vols. 8vo. 31s. Gd.
Cartouche, the celebrated French Robber. By R. B. Peake. 3 vols, post 8vo. 31*. 6d.
Afloat and Ashore; or, the Adventures of Miles Wallingford. By the Author of "The Pilot," &c. 3 vols. 8vo. 31*. 6d.
Hildebrand; or, the Days of Queen Elizabeth: an Historical Romance. By the Author of " The King's Son." 3 vols, post bvo. 31*. 6d.
The Triumphs of Time. By the Author of " Two Old Men's Tales." 3 vols, post 8vo. 31*. 6d.
The Mysterious Man: a Novel. By the Author of " Ben Bradshawe." 3 vols, post 8vo. 31*. Gd.
Tales of a Lay-Brother: First Series— Neville's Cross. 3 vols. 8vo. 31*. Gd.
The H Family ; Tralinnan, Axel
and Anna, and other Tales. By FredeRika Bremer. Translated by Mary Howitt. 2 vols, post 8vo. 21*.
The Home; or,Family Care3 and Family Joys. By Frederika Bremer. Translated from the Swedish by E. A. FreidLander. Vol. 1, 24mo. 2*.
Sidney Morcom. 2 vols, post 8vo. 21*.
Memoirs of a Babylonian Princess (Marin Theresa Asmar), Daughter of Emir Abdallah Asmar. Written by Herself, and translated into English. 2 vols. 21*.
The Novels of James Fenimore Cooper, Esq. Complete in 1 vol. illustrated with nearly 200 engravings, 8vo. 10*.
The Orphan of Waterloo: a Tale. By Mrs. Blackford, Author of " The Eskdale Herd Boy," Stc. 6*. Gd.
Major Jones's Courtship Detailed, with other Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures: in a Series of Letters by Himself. With 12 illustrations by Darley. 12mo. 3*.
Genoveva of Brabant: a Tale of Old Times. 2*. 6d.
Christian Ethics j or, Mother's Love versus Mother's Fondness: a Tale founded on Facts. By G. Warmington. 18mo. £*. 6d.
Adventures of Little Downy the FieldMouse, and the Little Prisoner; or, Passion and Patience. By Miss StrickLand. 18mo. plates, 2*. (id.
Norah Toole, and other Tales, illustrative of National and Domestic Manuerg. By A Lady. 2*.
Literature and Language.
Illustrations of the Tragedies of ^Eschylus and Sophocles, from the Greek, Latin, and English Poets; with an Introductory Essay. By J. F. Botes, M.A. 8vo. 16», Sophocles (separately), 7*. Gd.
The Olynthiac Orations of Demosthenes, chiefly from the Text of Dindorf, with English Notes, Chronology, &c. By D. B. Hickie. LL.D. Crown 8vo. 5*.
Juvenal—Satires III. X. XIII. and XIV. (as read in the Entrance Course of Trinity College), from the Text of Ruperti; with English Notes, a Discourse on Roman Satire, &c. &c. Compiled by William Carr Boyd, T.C.D. 12mo. 4*. 6d.
Greek Grammar Practice. By the Rev. James Pycroft, B.A. 12mo. 3*. Gd.
Latin Grammar Practice. By the Same. 12mo. 2*. Gd.
The Formation of Words of the German Language practically developed and arranged according to the Views of Dr. Becker, the Discoverer of the Natural System of Language. By H. Afel. 8vo. 3*. Gd.
Course of English Reading, adapted to every Age and Capacity; with Anecdotes. By the Rev. James Pycroft, B.A. 12mo. 6s. Gd.
On Dysmenorrhoea, and other Uterine Affections in connection with Derangement of the Assimilating Functions. By Edward Rigby, M.D. 12mo. f>*.
On some of the most Important Disorders of Women. By George Robert Rowe, M.D. F.S.A. 8vo. 5s. Gd.
The Nature and Treatment of Deafness and Diseases of the Ear. By William Dufton, M.R.C.S. 12mo. 4*.
First Lines for Chemists and Druggists preparing for Examination before the Board of the Pharmaceutical Society. By J. Steggall, M.D. 18mo. 3s. Gd.
Mental Hygiene; or an Examination of the Intellect and Passions. By WilLiam Sweetser, M.D. roy. 8vo. Is. Gd.
Practical Memoirs of Cutaneous Diseases, &c. By Francis Peppercornk, esq. of the Westminster Hospital. 12mo.2s.
A Lecture on the State of Pharmacy in England, with Remarks on the Pharmaceutical Society. By J. Bullock. Bvo. 1*.
A Statement by the Society of Apothecaries on the Subject of their Administration of the Apothecaries'Act. 8vo. 1*.
Law. Treatise upon the Law, Privileges, Proceedings, and Usages of Parliament. By Thomas Erskine May, esq. Barristerat-Law, Assistant Librarian at the House of Commons. 8ro. 14*.
The Law and Practice on the Crown Side of the Court of Queen's Bench. By Standish Grove Grady and Colman Harman Scotland, of the Middle Temple, Barristers-at.law. 12mo. 14s.
Natural History, Sfc.
The Genera of Birds. By G.r.gray. Illustrated with about 350 plates. Part I. imp. 4to. 10*. Oil.
The History, Structure, Economy, and Diseases of the Sheep. In 3 parts. By W. C Spooner, V.S. &c. 7s.
Popular Cyclopaedia of Natural Science. —Zoology, Part 1, including General Principles, and part of the class Mammalia. By William B. Carpenter, M.D. F.R.S. Post 8vo. 5*.
Cuvier and Zoology: a Popular Biography, with an Historical Introduction. 2*.
Agriculture and Gardening.
The Dictionary of the Farm. By the Rev. W. L. Rham, Vicar of Winkfield, Berkshire. 8vo. 8s. 6d.
History of British Ferns. By Edward Newman, F.L.S. Z.S. &c. 8vo. 25*.
Flora Antarctica, or Botany of the Antarctic Voyage. By J. D. Hooker. Parti, roy. 4to. 8 plates and letter-press, 5s.; coloured, 8s.
(Science. Chemistry, as exemplifying the Wisdom and Beneficence of God. By George Fownes, Ph. D. Post 8vo. 6s.
Architectural Antiquities of the Collegiate Chapel of St. Stephen, Westminster, the late House of Commons, drawn from actual Survey and Admeasurements made by direction of the Commissioners of her Majesty's Woods, Works, &c. By Frederick Mackenzie. Large atlas folio. 41. 4s.
Anglican Cathedral Church of St. James, Mount Zion, Jerusalem. By J. W. Johns, Architect. Super-royal folio, plates and letter-press, 10s. 6d. ; thick paper, 2ls.; coloured and bound, 31s. 6d.
Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornaments and Costume; compiled and illustrated from Ancient Authorities and Examples. By A. Welby Puoin, Architect. With Extracts from the Works of Durandus, &c. translated by the Rev. Bernard Smith, of St. Mary's College, Oscott. Royal 4to. illuminated plates. 71. 7s.
Compositions from Shelley's Prometheus Unbound. By Joseph Noel Paton. Oblong folio, 12 plates. 12s.
Scripture Prints. Edited by James R. Hope, D.C.L. Folio, 6 plates. 9s.
University Op Oxford.
A Commemoration has been celebrated at Oxford in the customary manner, with Sermons, Concerts, and Balls. At the convocation held on Thursday June 20 the honorary degree of Civil Law was conferred on the following gentlemen:
The Right Hon. the Earl of Powis.
Sir W. C. Medlycott, Bart., formerly Gent. Commoner of Trinity college.
Captain Sir James Ross, R.N.
Major-Gen. Pasley, Royal Eng.,C.B.
Sir John Wither Awdry, Knt., M.A.
George Bowyer, esq., M.A.
Donald Maclean, esq., M.A., M.P. for the city of Oxford.
William Entwistle, esq., M.P. for South Lancashire.
Mr. Serjeant Talfourd.
GeorgeBiddell Airy,esq.,M.A.,F.R.S., Astronomer Royal.
Francis Baily, esq., F.R.S.
Professor Struve, Astronomer to the Emperor of Russia.
C. R. Cockerel 1, esq., R.A., Member of the Royal Institute of France.
The Rev. W. Jacobson, M.A., the Public Orator, then proceeded to deliver the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors to the University, according to the intention of Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.
The Prize Poems and Essays were afterwards recited in the following order:
The Latin Prize Poem, "Triumphi Pompa apud Romanos," by Mr. Edwin Palmer, Scholar of Balliol college.
The English Prize Essay, on'' The Principles and Objectsof Human Punishments," by Mr. C. E. Prichard, B.M., Fellow of Balliol, and son of Dr. Prichard of Bristol, author of" The Natural History of Man."
The Latin prose Essay on " Literarum humaniorum utilitas," by the Rev. W. Harris Smith, B.A., Fellow of Magdalene.
The English Prize Poem, "Ou the Battle of the Nile," by Mr. J. L. Brereton, Scholar of University college.
The Ellerton Theological Prize has been awarded to Mr. Robert Wheler Bush, M.A., Scholar of Worcester college.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.
May 30. The Porson Prize was awarded to Edward Thring, Scholar of King's College :—Subject, Shakespeare, second part of Henry IV. Act 4, scene 4 j beginning "Thy wish was father," and ending "unto the worms."
Sir William Browne's Medals are awarded as follows :—
Greek Ode.—Henry Newport, Scholar of Pembroke College. Subject, " Victoria Regina Academiam suam Cantabrigiensera jnvisit,''
Latin Ode.—The same. Subject,'' Nelsoni monumentum."
Greek Epigram.—James George Curry Fussell, Trinity College. Subject, " Non fumum ex fulgore."
Latin Epigram.—The same. Subject, "Incidit in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdim."
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.
May 27. This was the fourteenth anniversary of this important society. Sir John Franklin and Sir George Back were elected Vice-Presidents. Sir H. T. De la Beche, Lieut.-Col. Colquhonn, R.A., Sir C. Lemon, Bart., Capt. W. H. Smyth, R.N., Lord Prudhoc, and Mr. J. Bandinel, members of council. The President, R. J. Murchison, esq. presented the royal medals, with suitable addresses, to Mr. W. J. Hamilton and Professor A. Erman, to whom they had been awarded for their important geographical labours. After which he read his usual anniversary address on the progress of geography during the past year.
ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.
May 11. The twenty-first anniversary of this Society was held this day; the Earl of Auckland, President, in the chair. The annual report of the council began by congratulating the meeting upon the improving state of the finances. Particular allusion was made to those deceased members who had distinguished themselves in the paths which the Society was instituted to investigate j to Prof. Rosellini of Pisa, the fellow-labourer of Champollion in the field of hieroglyphic research; to the Hon. G. Tumour, the investigator of Buddhist antiquities, and the first P61i scholar of Europe; to the Hon. J. R. Morrison, the able successor of his father in Chinese scholarship; and Major Elont, a celebrated Malay grammarian. Short biographical sketches of these gentlemen, with a notice of their works, were contained in the report. The attention of the meeting was then called to a correspondence which had been begun with their learned and zealous member, Mr. Davis, recently appointed governor of the British possessions on the coast of China, who had promised to use his best endeavours in furthering the views of the Society in the extensive fields of inquiry now opened to us in that remote country. The report next alluded to a request made by the council to the Court of Directors, to permit some qualified officer in India to take copies of those ancient and perishing fresco-paintings in the cavesof Ajunta, representing deeds and races now gone by, and which have excited the admiration of those who have examined
them; a reqnest which it was understood would be readily acceded to. The report then mentioned the experiment of evening meetings, at which matters of a practical and less recondite tendency were discussed than was the practice at the ordinary daily meetings of the Society. It was stated that it was under consideration to hold further meetings in the same spirit, if it should be thought desirable by the members generally. Some valuable additions to the library were mentioned and described; and another donation of 100/. to its funds by the late treasurer, Mr. J. Alexander. The works published by the Oriental Translation Fund since the last meeting are—that remarkable work, the "Dabistan," so eulogised by Sir W. Jones, translated by the joint efforts of Mr. D. Shea and Captain A. Troyer; the second and last volume of Al-Makkari's "Mahommedan Dynasties in Spain," by M. Gayangos; the second volume of Ibn Khallikan's "Biographical Dictionary," by Baron M'Guckin de Slane; and the third livraison of M. Quatremere's " Histoire des Sultans Mamlouks." The works preparing for the press are, the " History of Tipu Sultan," translated by Col. Miles: the fourth volume of Haji Khalfa's '' Bibliographical Dictionary," by Prof. Flugel; and the " Khitdbal Yamini," by the Rev. J. Reynolds, the secretary to the committee of the Fund. The committee had also accepted a proposal from Mr. J. Ballantyne to translate Kluifi Khan's "History of India " from the Persian.
The following gentlemen were elected into the Council in lieu of those who went out by rotation :—Colonel Barnewall; the Right Hon. H. Mackenzie; J. Matheson, esq. M.P.; G. R. Porter, esq.; H. T. Prinsep, esq.; Prof. Royle, M.D.; the Right Hon. Sir E. Ryan; and Col. Sykes. The officers of the preceding year were re-elected.
WILTSHIRE TOPOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.
June 8. At the annual meeting the Council presented their Fourth Annual Report, explaining the proceedings of the Society since the last anniversary. It relates chiefly to the completion and distribution of the first volume of its Topographical publications, which has been placed in the hands of all the members, and forwarded to six of the national libraries.
The Council entertained a hope that Mr. Brit ton's volume on the Parish of Kington St. Michael would have been ready for the members at this anniversary; but they are assured by that gentleman that, if his health enables him, he will complete it before Christmas next. His materials are ample, and embrace much curious and original matter relating to an ancient Royal Vill and Manor; as well as to the life, times, and literature of John Aubrey, and to other interesting subjects. An accurate and beautiful map of the parish, also exterior and interior views of the Church, and a portrait of Aubrey, now ready, will embellish the volume. This will be followed by a History of Castle Combe, already iu a very advanced state, by Mr. Poulett Scrope, who is in possession of several original manuscripts and memorials relating to that ancient Barony, under which nearly thirty manors of Wiltshire were held of the De Dunstanviles and Scropes.
In conclusion, the Council re-call the attention of the Society to the importance of soliciting their friends to join its ranks, and to the continuance of their co-operation in advancing its interests and utility. The Balance Sheet for the year shews that the Society has 116/. 2s. 3d. in hand.
May 23. Dr. Lee in the Chair.
The Rev. Lowrie Guthrie was elected a Member. Mr. Pfister exhibited an unedited soldo d'oro of Benevent, struck in 7&7, on which the name of Charlemagne is in the Lombard or Teutonic idiom, Cvar. for Carlus. It was found at Liano, a village near Salerno, on the mountain pass towards Benevent. Mr. Pfister also exhibited a coin of Isabella de Vilhardouin, Princess of Achaie, 1297— 1301; and one of Mahaut de Hainaut, Princess of Achaie and Duchess of Athens, 1311—1313, both very rare.
Mr. Alfred Stubbs, of Boulogne, forwarded a drawing of a Billon-piece of the Anglo-French series, which, he believes, will prove an unedited addition to the many varieties already known of the money of Edward III.
Mr. C. R. Smith read a communication from Mr. J. H. Burn, containing unpublished notes of the late Mr. G. H. Pettingal on the legend upon the coins of Cunobelin, which formed the subject of Mr. Birch's interesting paper read at the preceding meeting of the Society. Mr. G. H. Pettingal was related to John Pettingal, D.D. author of a Dissertation on the Tascia, or Legend on the British Coins of Cunobelin; but the interpretations of these two writers are laboured and unfounded on any numismatic example, while Mr. Birch's is simple and based upon the Roman formula of the period. A further portion was then read of Mr. Borrell's paper on unedited Greek imperial and autonomous coins.
June 20. The annual meeting was held, the President, Lord Albert Conyngham, in the chair.
The Report of Council was read. It appears that the funds of the society have increased during the last year, and the retirements, chiefly of members alluded to in a former report as non-contributors, has been more than counterbalanced by elections. The Council alluded to the increased correspondence of the Society with foreign bodies, and the flattering tributes paid to its exertions by numismatists on the continent, as well as at home; and enumerated the exertions of particular individuals, as well as some of the more distinguished recent publications on numismatics. The British Archaeological Association was alluded to, and recommended to the notice of the Society, not merely on the specific ground that the objects it has in view must embrace and encourage numismatic pursuits, but also, on the wider principle, that the grand object of the Association is one which ought to be dear to every lover of the history and institutions of his country. In speaking of the dispersion by public auction of the collections of the Duke of Devonshire, and of the late Mr. Thomas, (now under the hammer of Messrs. Sotheby and Co.) it was suggested that great service might be rendered to numismatic science by the publication of descriptive catalogues of private collections, which is the only mode of making them adequately known and estimated, and a hope was expressed that the trustees of public collections, such as those of Glasgow, of Oxford, and of the British Museum, and the directors of the Bank of England, would be induced to order the compilation of catalogues, to be printed for the use of numismatists, without which these valuable collections are comparatively useless. The collection of the British Museum is the only public cabinet in this country that is as accessible as a good collection ought to be; but at the Bank of England, at the Bodleian at Oxford, and at the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow, there are cabinets of the greatest value, access to which is fettered by many restrictions and conditions more vexatious to the curator than even to the visitor. Such a state of things, the Council remarks, ought not to continue, for, if no plan could be devised by the trustees of these treasures to render them more easily accessible, their dispersion, rather than their conservation, would be a public benefit. On a ballot being taken, it was found that
The Lord Albert Denison Conyngham, F.S.A. was re-elected President; C. F. Barnwell, esq., F.R.S., F.S.A., and H. H. Wilson, esq., F.R.S.,
Vice-Presidents; J. B. Bergne, esq., F.S.A., Treasurer; John Yonge Akerman, esq., F.S.A., one of the Secretaries and Foreign Secretary; the Rev. Henry Christmas, M.A., F.R.S, F.S.A. was elected Secretary in the place of Mr. C. R. Smith, retiring j Hugh Welch Diamond, esq., F.S.A., Librarian; and as Members of the Council, Samuel Birch, esq., F.S. A., John Brumell. esq., J. D. Cuff, esq., F.S.A., John Field, eta., W. D. Haggard, esq., F.S.A., William Hardy, eiq, Edward Hawkins, esq., F.R.S., &c, John Lee, eiq., LL.D., F.R.S.. $c, John Gough Nichols, eiq., F.S.A., W. D. Saull, esq., F.S.A., F.G.S., Charles Roach Smith, esq., F.S.A., and H. L. Tovey, esq. [The names of new Members are in Italics.]
The following resolution was passed upon Mr. Smith's retiring from the office of Honorary Secretary : — " Resolved, That the thanks of the Society be given to Charles Roach Smith, esq. F.S.A. for the untiring zeal and ability with which, during a period of four years, he has discharged the office of Secretary, and has by his exertions greatly contributed both to the advancement of numismatic science in general, and to the welfare of this Society in particular."
May 25. The first anniversary of this society took place, Mr. G. B. Greenough in the chair. The council reported that the society now consisted of 157 members, that the donations had been very numerous, that a Journal had been established, and that suitable apartments would at once be provided for the use of its members. Appended to the report was a list of the donations, with their respective donors, and an estimate for the year 1844, leaving a balance in hand of 228/. Owing to the severe indisposition of the President, RearAdmiral Sir C. Malcolm, the anniversary address emanated from the Secretary. It commenced with an historical account of the remains of nations long since extinct, and of those since the historic age commenced ; a description of the origin, design, incipient labours, and prospective efforts of the society then followed; and, lastly, was given the progress of ethnology during the past year in the respective countries of Asia, Africa, America, West Indies, Aus
tralia, aud the islands of the Pacific and Indian Archipelagos, &c. The officers elected by ballot were—President: RearAdmiral Sir C. Malcolm. Vice-Presidents: The Archbishop of Dublin; Hon. M. Elphinstone; Mr. G. B. Greenough; J. C. Pritchard, M.D. Treasurer: Mr. S. Duckworth. Secretary: R. King, M.D., and a long list of councillors.
SOCIETY OF ARTS.
June 10. The annual distribution of the rewards, by Prince Albert, was the most interesting witnessed for some years, and encourages the sanguine hope that this society, phoenix-like, is rising from its ashes. No better sign can be offered than that it has added nearly 200 members to its list within the last year and a half, since Mr. Whishaw (who stated the fact in his report) has been Secretary. The report having been read by that gentleman, highly to the satisfaction of the densely crowded room, His Royal Highness proceeded to deliver the medals, &c.; first to the successful candidates, fourteen in number, in mechanics and other practical arts; and then to fourteen equally fortunate with their productions in the fine arts. To Mr. P. Lucas was given the silver medal for a very ingenious selfadjusting step-ladder for wharfs; it rises with the tide, and, according to circumstances, consists either of ascending steps, a plane, or descending steps, so that the transit of goods from the vessel to the wharf is always most convenient and easy. A beautiful lever microscope by Mr. C. Varley would require a very long description to render intelligible; and improved house-tiles, carpenters' cramps, ships' scupper-mouths, ruling machine for engraving (they are too much used), anatomical modelling, expanding centre-bits, &c. &c. were duly honoured. It was gratifying to observe, that some of the persons so distinguished were working mechanics ; and the deep attention which the prince bestowed upon the explanations of their clever inventions must have been very pleasant to them.
BRITISH SCULPTORS AT ROME. We can now boast of several distinguished men at Rome, who, in grace, conception, and execution, may be compared with the artists of any country. The studio of Gibson displays his intimate knowledge and appreciation of classic
beauty, great delicacy of conception, aud if he did but throw a little more expression into his figures, they would be unrivalled. An " Aurora" which he is now executing is the very soul of poetry ;— her sweet and graceful figure, the right foot advanced, whilst the left lightly treads