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noticed, that the volume is illustrated with THE second volume of the Memoirs of twenty-seven engravings, several of which the Wernerian Natural History Society con- do honour to our artists. tains a great variety of curious and interest- Of the papers above enumerated, several ing papers, the subjects of which we shall of the most important are contained in the kay before our readers under distinct heads. second part of the volume, which is just METEOROLOGY.--Observations made in published. The account of the Greenland Greenland in 1811 and 1812, by Mr Scores or Polar Ice, by Mr Scoresby, may be parby. On the coincidence in the pressure of ticularly mentioned : it is illustrated by a the atmosphere, in different latitudes, at map of the state of the ice about two years nearly the same time ; by the Right Hon. ago, before the great breaking up of the icy Lord Gray. HYDROGRAPHY. -On the barrier, which has given rise to the voyage state of the Polar Ice, by Mr Scoresby. On in search of a north-west passage, about the tendency to filling up in the German to be once more undertaken. It is exceedOcean, by Mr Stevenson, engineer. Che- ingly to be regretted, we think, that this MISTRY-Analyses of magnetic iron-ore undertaking has not been confided to a perfrom Greenland, and of a new species of son so eminently qualified as Mr Scoresby, lead-ore from India; by Dr Thomson, of The descriptions of new or rare British Glasgow. Analysis of pearl-spar, by M. Fishes, by the late Colonel Montagu, acHisinger; and of native iron from Lead- companied with coloured figures, may be hills, by Mr Dacosta. Zoology. Ac- considered as the last contribution of that count of some new or rare British Fishes, distinguished naturalist to the illustration and also of British Sponges, by Colonel of the natural history of his country, havMontagu. Description of a Swordfish kill. ing been received by the Society only a very ed in the Firth of Forth ; observations on short time before his death. the genus Squalus of Linnæus ; and on Edinburgh, Jan. 12. eproboscideous and oestrideous insects, by DI Leach, of the British Museum. Contri- RECENT accounts from Malta state, that butions to the British Fauna, by Dr Fle- the Weymouth store-ship, Mr Turner, had ming. On the genus Falco of Linnæus, by sailed from that island for Tripoli, to receive Mr James Wilson. On the Colymbus on board the curiosities collected at Lebida, Immer, by Dr Edmondston. On the Irish (the site of the ancient Carthage,) and des Testacea, by Captain Brown. On the struc- tined for the Prince Regent. They are reture of the cells in the combs of bees and presented as highly curious, consisting of wasps, and on the causes of organization, massy columns of porphyry, statuary, and by Dr Barclay. MINERALOGY. On the other fragments of ancient art. This colmineralogy of the Pentland Hills; on the lection has been made under the direction geognosy of the Lothians; on conglome- of Captain Smith, who has been some rated or brecciated rocks ; on porphyry; time employed in surveying the African and mineralogical observations and specu- coast. lations, by Professor Jameson. Geological The first number of a selection of Spaaccount of the Campsie Hills, by Colonel nisl plays, with the title of Teatro Espanol, Imrie. Description of Tinto, and of the will immediately appear. This selection Cartlane Craig in Lanarkshire, and of Ra- will comprise the most esteemed plays of vensheugh in East Lothian, by Dr Mac. Lope de Vega, Calderon, Terso de Molina, knight. On the rocks in the neighbour- Moreta, Roxas, Solis, which will be fol hood of Dundee ; on those near St An- lowed by the productions of recent writers, drews ; and on the Red Head in Forfar, as Moratin, Cruzy, Cano, &c.; the whole shire, by Dr Fleming. On the Ochil Hills, illustrated by occasional notes, and preby Charles Mackenziệ, Esq. Mineralogi- ceded by an Historical Account of the Spacal observations in Galloway, by Dr Grier. nish Drama, and Biographical Sketches of
the authors. A history of the proceedings of the So-. A series of Select Views in Edinburgh, ciety, from its origin to the present time, is etched
by Mr P. Gibson, have just appear. subjoined ; and also an index to both the ed. They exhibit several interesting pros. 8vo volumes, the Society, it is understood, pects which have presented themselves intending in future to publish their Me- during the improvements now in progress moirs in the 4to form. It may also be in that city, and are accompanied with
historical and explanatory letter-press, form- thor of the discovery of the fact, that an ing altogether an elegant 4to volume. explosion of inflammable gas will not pass
Mr Rees Price, Member of the Royal through tubes and apertures of small diCollege of Surgeons, has in the press a mensions. translation of the Memoirs of the celebrated 2. That Mr G. Stephenson was not the Dr Galès, of Paris, on the efficacy of Sul- first to apply that principle to the construcphurous Fumigation in Cutaneous Affec- tion of a safety-lamp-none of the lamps tions, Chronic Rheumatism, Gout, Para- which he made in the year 1815 having lytic and Scrophulous Affections, &c. It been safe ; and there being no evidence will be illustrated by several coloured en- even of their having been made on that gravings, a plan of an apparatus for apply- principle. ing the sulphurous acid gas, 120 cases, 3. That Sir H. Davy not only discover. and copious observations by the translator. ed, independently of all others, and with
Early in the spring of 1818, the copper- out any knowledge of the unpublished ex. plates and their impressions, the property periments of the late Mr Tennant, on flame, of the late Messrs Boydell, will be sold by the principle of the non-communication of auction in London. This collection, the explosion, through a small aperture, but largest ever brought to the hammer, con- that he has also the sole merit of having sists of upwards of 5000 copperplates, en- first applied it to the very important purgraved after the most capital pictures of the pose of a safety-lamp, which has evidently first-rate masters of the various schools of been imitated in the latest lamps of Me painting; among which are above 900 from Stephenson. the Italian school ; 400 from the German;
Jos. BANKS, P. R. S. nearly 200 from the Flemish ; about 300
WILLIAM THOMAS BRANDE. from the Dutch ; above 800 from the
CHARLES HATCHETT. French; and about 2500 from the Eng
W. H. WOLLASTON. lish. The catalogue of this immense stock
THOMAS YOUNG. will be published with all speed.
As St Andrew's Day fell this year on Sunday, the Royal Society held their an- A volume in 12mo. entitled, De Lingua nual meeting on Monday the 1st Decem- latinâ colendâ, ct Civitate latina fundandá, ber, when the President, Sir Joseph Banks, liber singularis, has appeared at Toulouse. after a very able speech on the determina- It is indeed a singular book. The author, tion of an invariable Standard of Linear who is a Spaniard, devoted to the ecclesiasMeasure, presented, in the name of the tical profession in France, proposes to the Society, the gold medal, called Sir Godfrey great Sovereigns assembled in Congress, to Copley's medal, to Captain Henry Kater, found a Latin, free, and Hanseatic city, to for his Experiments for determining the belong to all the nations of Europe. The Length of the Pendulum vibrating Seconds plan may seem extravagant and difficult of in the Latitude of London.
execution ; but at least it is explained in a A meeting was held at Newcastle on the novel and original manner. 8th of November, for the purpose of remu. By an ordinance of the 15th October, nerating Mr George Stephenson for his the following patents for inventions or imsafety-lamp, when the following resolution provements have been granted :-was adopted :
To M. Plant, for the construction of car. “ That it is the opinion of this meeting, riages with reservoir naves. that Mr George Stephenson having disco- Ollivier, for mechanical shoe-making. vered the fact, that the explosion of hydro- Lotz and Simon, for plate iron chimneys. gen gas will not pass through tubes and George, for a geo-celestial globe, to faci. apertures of small dimensions, and having litate the teaching of geography and astrobeen the first to apply that principle in the nomy. construction of a safety-lamp, is entitled to Abellard, for an apparatus for cooling a public reward."
liquids, called by him refrigerant. The investigation of this claim was un. Navier, jun. for a windmill with hori. dertaken by some of the most eminent sci- zontal sails. entific characters, who, at a meeting held Dubochet, for the refining of common on the 20th November, at the house of the salt or muriate of soda. venerable President of the Royal Society, Dunnage and Marshall, for silk fur hats. (who himself took the chair,) agreed to and Sauvage de Saint Mare, for re-acting subscribed the following resolutions : cylinders, applicable to various machines.
We, having considered the evidence pro- Thory, for a harmonic harp. duced in various publications, by Mr Ste- Jallade Lafond, for trusses for ruptures, phenson and his friends, in support of his which he calls renixigrades. claims, and having examined his lamps, Cochot, Brunet, and Gagnot, for a me. and inquired into their effects in explosive chanical lamp, called à la Cochot. mixtures, are clearly of opinion,
Mayman, for a portable apparatus for 1. That Mr G. Stephenson is not the au- distilling.
Robin de la Quintinye, for an iron case in three cantos, is, Die bezauberte Rose to surround trees.
The Enchanted Rose. Brockhaus, the pubSevene, for a machine for shearing cloth. lisher, in April 1816, offered three poetical
Sievrac, for the construction of carriages, prizes for a romantic tale, a poetical epistle, called Velocifères.
and an Idyl. The above mentioned piece, Pilet, for an apparatus for grinding corn by Ernest Schürtze, obtained the prize of without the aid of wind or water.
50 ducats in the first class. It is written Jacquinet, for a plate iron vapour flue, in the manner of Wieland's Oberon, except called à la Nancy.
that the stanzas are more regular ; the Hebre, for a four-wheeled carriage, call- whole is more delicate, and, as it were, of ed Gondole.
pure ethereal texture. It combines all the Solichon, for a new system of navigation, magic tones of melody. The publisher has both maritime and inland.
announced a separate edition of this poem, Banse, for a contrivance to be adapted to on which he designs to bestow every posthe silk loom, capable of determining the sible typographic and chalcographic embelaction of two shuttles.
lishment. The young poet died at Celle, Tourasse, for a machine employed by in the Hanoverian dominions, in his 28th him in making sugar-loaves.
year, a few days after receiving intelligence Ternaux and Son, for the manufacture of the success of his performance, and just of new stuffs, called by them asimodes. as he was preparing to set out for Italy.-
M. Girard, of the Institute, has publish. He contracted the disease which proved faed, in a Treatise on the Valley of Egypt, tal, during the siege of Hamburgh in 1813, an analysis of the mud of the Nile, so ce- when he served as a volunteer in the Jälebrated by the fertility it communicates to gers. We are promised his posthumous the soil of that country. It appears from works, together with a memoir of his life, chemical experiments made by M. Reg- by Professor Bouterweck, of Gottingen. Dault, that in a hundred parts of the mud, Mr C. K. Barth, of Baireuth, is printing there are eleven of water, nine of carbon, the Ancient History of Germany, down to six of oxide of iron, four of silex, four of the time of Arminius, in two 8vo volumes, carbonate of magnesia, eighteen of carbo- the second of which will be devoted to the nate of lime, and forty-eight of alumen. geography of the country, and the manners, The quantities of silex and alumen vary religion, &c. of the inhabitants. according to the places where the mud is M. C. A. Erb, professor of philosophy taken ; that on the banks of the river con- at Heidelberg, has invented a cheap and tains a great deal of sand, while in that at simple hydraulic apparatus, by which ships a distance the argil is almost pure. The and vessels of all kinds, from the smallest abundance of this earth in the mud ren. to the largest, may be propelled, with a ders it proper for the purposes of the arts. small exertion of force, against the most They make excellent brick of it, and vases violent currents and storms, in constant of different forms; it enters into the fa- uniform motion, with a rapidity capable of brication of pipes ; the glassmakers em- any increase, without the use of oars or ploy it in the construction of their fur. sails. Sinking ships may be preserved naces; the inhabitants of the country parts from farther sinking by this apparatus, accover their houses with it, and consider it cording to the direction to be given to it. It as a sufficient manure for their lands. governs the motion of the largest ship, so as
to move it at pleasure, from a state of rest,
by the small difference of an inch, or a line, The best German poem produced this or without progressive motion, to turn it year is printed in the Urania, an almanac round on one point in every direction. for 1818. The title of this piece, which is
WORKS PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION.
picturesque views, on a large scale from THE fourth and last canto of Childe Ha- accurate drawings made in the year 1817, rold's Pilgrimage, with considerable notes, by Major Cockburn, of the Royal Artilcomprising observations upon society, li. lery, is in preparation. The plates are terature, &c. collected during his travels etched in a free and spirited outline by Pi. and residence abroad, will soon appear from nelli, of Rome, and will be finished by W. the pen of Lord Byron.
B. Cooke. It will be printed uniformly An interesting work of Delineations of with Stuart's Athens, in folio. the city of Pompeii, consisting of forty A History of the Civil Wars of England, from original, authentic, and most Monthly Magazine, will be commenced in curious and interesting manuscripts, and sixpenny numbers. scarce tracts of the times, is in the press. Dr Adam Neale, formerly physician to It will be illustrated by 200 engravings by the British embassy at Constantinople, will the first artists, from original paintings, by speedily publish a volume of Travels through G. Arnald, R. A. taken expressly for this some parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia, work, on every spot on which battles or and Turkey ; illustrated by views and cosother important events took place.
tumes. Mr Mawe, honorary member of the Mi.
A translation of Signor Pananti's Narneralogical Society of Jena, and author of rative of a Voyage to Barbary, and ResiTravels in Brazil, a Treatise on Diamonds, dence at Algiers ; comprising Biographical &c. has in the press, Familiar Lessons in Sketches of the Dey and his Ministers, Mineralogy; in which will be explained Anecdotes of the late War, Observations the methods of distinguishing one mineral respecting the relation of the Barbary States from another.
with the Christian Powers, and on the neA Picturesque Tour of Italy, with re- cessity and importance of their complete ferences to the text of Addison, Moore, subjugation, is now in the press. By Ed. Eustace, and Forsyth, is in preparation, ward Blaguiere, Esq. author of " Letters from drawings taken on the spot during the from the Mediterranean.” * years 1816, 1817, by James Hakewill Arch.
EDINBURGH. Observations, moral, literary, and anti- Women ; or, Pour et Contre: a Tale. quarian, made during a Tour through the By the author of Bertram, a Tragedy. In Pyrenees, France, Switzerland, Italy, and 3 vols. 12mo. the Netherlands, in the years 1814-15, by Travels from Vienna through Lower John Milford, jun. late of St John's Col. Hungary, with some Account of Vienna lege, Cambridge, are in the press. during the Congress. By Richard Bright,
Mr Montgomery has a new volume of M. D. In 4to, with numerous engravings. poems nearly ready for the press, entitled, An Account of the Life and Writings of Greenland and other Poems.
the late John Erskine of Carnock, D.D. Mr Campbell's Selected Beauties of one of the Ministers of the Greyfriars British Poetry, with lives of the poets, and Church, Edinburgh. By Sir Henry Moncritical dissertations, will soon appear, in creiff Wellwood, Bart. In 8vo. five volumes, post 8vo.
An Account of the Kingdom of Nepaul. An Account is preparing of a Voyage By Francis Buchanan, M. D. Fellow of the of Discovery to the Western Coast of Co- Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh, rea, and the great Loo Choo Island, in the of the Society of Antiquaries, and of the ship Lyra, by Captain Basil Hall, R. N. Linnean and Asiatic Societies.
In 4to, F. R. Š. L. & E.; with a vocabulary of with engravings. the language of that island by Lieutenant
An Etymological Dictionary of the ScotClifford, R. N., and an Appendix, containing tish Language ; in which the words are decharts and various hydrographical and sci- duced from their originals, explained in entific notices, illustrated by eight colour their different senses, and authorised by the ed engravings, after drawings by Havell, names of the writers in whose works they of scenery and the costume of the people of occur. Abridged from the quarto edition Corea, and particularly of the more inte- by the author, Johin Jamieson, D. D. Felresting inhabitants of Loo Choo ; in one low of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, of volume quarto. The first volume of the Transactions of and of the American Antiquarian Society.
the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland, the Literary Society of Bombay, with In 8vo. plates, is in the press.
The Conchology of Great Britain and The Desâteer, with the ancient Persian Ireland, being a complete Natural History translations and commentary, and a glos- of all the Shells which have been found to sary of the ancient Persian words, is print- inhabit Great Britain and its Islands, aring by Malla Ferûz Bin Mallu Kaws: ranged according to the Linnean method. an English translation will be added, and
Illustrated by figures of every shell hitherto the whole will form two volumes quarto.
Early in the present year will be published, the Hall of Hellingsley, or the Dis- Our readers are already partly accovery ; a novel, by Sir Egerton Brydges, quainted with the contents of this interestBart. M. P. &c.
ing book, from the able account of it by a A View of the State of Europe during distinguished foreigner, inserted in this and the Middle Ages, is preparing by Henry the preceding Number ; and we are happy Hallam, Esq. in two volumes quarto. to observe from the above notice, that it
A new provincial miscellany, with the will speedily be at their command in an title of The Northumberland and Newcastle English dress.
discovered, drawn from nature. By Tho. The colours of the different objects will be mas Brown, Esq. Fellow of the Linnean described according to the Wernerian NoSociety, Member of the Wernerian Natural menclature. History Society of Dublin, and Honorary History of Great Britain, from the RevoMember of the Literary and Philosophical lution in 1688, to the French Revolution in Society of Bolton.
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