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Premier Siecle de la Calcographie, ou Ca Fouque's Undine has been translated into tal gue raisonnée du Cabinet Cicognara. Russian hexameters by Tulkowsky, and -This a collection of the earliest siyle of printed in a beautiful style, and illustrated engraving, and exhibiting the most approved with many engravings. good taste in the selection of the scarce proofs it contains, will be shortly sold. We need not add our confident trust that the
SERVIA. British Museum will secure from its treas. ures some still rarer varieties of Mark Anto. Accounts from Servia announce, that a nio and the early school than even its own monk of the order of St Basil has just dis. fine collection, of which the English public covered a collection of historical manuis scarcely cognizant, possesses. The pub- scripts in the monastery of Monte-Negro. lished catalogue, which follows the Chrono- | Being ordered to inspect the vaults which logical Order of Art, is a work of considera- extend in different directions under the ble research, and reflects great credit on the church of the convent, he found that the nulaborious investigations of Signor; Zanetii. merous coffins deposited there were all de. The whole collection will be sold in the cayed or broken to pieces, except one, which course of a few months, and we simply ring remained entire. When this report was rethis note of preparation in order that it may ceived by the superior, he consulted with not be lost to us equally with the splendid his brethren, and it was resolved to open the library of Heber, and the unique collection coffin. This was done with due solemnity of Athanasi, unequalled in variety or antiqui. and their astonishment may be imagined, ty by any other extant, and which has been when it was found that this coffin, which recently declined, both in Paris and Rome, was of lead, was filled with bundles of paas well as by the British Museum, on ac- pers, in a very good state of preservation, count of the sum demanded for it.
each wrapped up in oiled cloth. On a general examination, they were discovered to be
chronicles, written in the different SclavoniSWITZERLAND.
an languages, and to extend from the first ZURICH.-The seventh and eighth volu- invasion by the Sclavonians, of the countries mes of Orell's edition of Cicero, containing watered by the Danube, to the year 1721. the second and third of the “Onomasticon These chronicles contain the history of Tullianum" has just been published, and Wallachia, Moldavia, Servia, and Bulgaria, completes the edition, the price of which, and numerous details relative to the cru. entire is 51. 188. 6d.
sades, the empire of the East, the wars of Po. land and Hungary against the Ottomans;
the whole written and composed by eye. RUSSIA.
witnesses. Prince Milosch has purchased In the year 1836, 674 original works, and this precious collection of manuscripts for 124 translations, were published in Russia, 5000 ducats, and has commissioned his pri. not including, 46 periodicals. The govern vate secretary, Mr. Wouk Woukanowitch, ment seems desirous of preventing the pub. and twenty-four learned Servians, immedi. lication of any new periodical, at least it will ately to examine, and to class them accornot licence a private person to put forth any. ding to their dates; and these documents The number of books published in 1836 will be forthwith published at the expence greatly exceeds that of 1835. Scientific of the Prince.-Atheneum, March 101h, works, dramas, and school-books, scem to
1838. have increased, and on the other hand novels and romances decreased, both in number and bulk. 350,000 volumes of foreign books
GREECE. were imported into Russia in that year, full one half of which were bought at St. Peters. ATHENS, Dec.--The new press-law has burg.
passed through the Cabinet, and will be
printed shortly. We understand that it will The Imperial Russian Akademie at Peters. in some degree impede the publication of po. burg, consisted, in January, 1838, of 55 or- litical newspapers, by raising the capabilities dinary, and 17 honorary, members. The for publishing them, but even then it will be institution has a library of 4340 volumes, and more liberal than England with its newspa. 123 manuscripts. The academy is about to per stamps. The licentiousness has been, in publish a Journal under the title “ Wissen. fact, too great. Hitherto every editor who schaftliche Arbeiten d. Kais. Russ. Acade. could deposit 5000 drachms in the state trea. mie." The Imperial Academy of Science sury, for which he received six per cent. in. which must not be confounded with the terest, was licensed to publish a newspaper. above, read during the sessions of 1836, 86 The next step was to make his cook, or any manuscript works, memoirs and criticisms. other servani, sign the manuscript. If the
paper was ever condemned, the domestic The public library at St. Petersburg re nt to prison, and the paper went on, the ceived an addition of 27,000 volumes during manuscript being always taken to the prison the year 1836. It now contains 423, 150 to be signed. The new law will enforce the volumes and 17,234 manuscripts.
following restrictions. The deposite of 5000
drachms will remain ; besides this the edi-discoveries among the Kuneiform or arrow. tor must show that he has landed property to headed Inscriptions there; and has addressed the same amount, that he is a citizen of the a letter to the Asiatic Society, stating that country, that he has sworn the oath of alle. these will shortly be brought before the pubgiance, and has had a scientific education, i. lic, and promising to send the results of all e. a knowledge of ancient and modern his labours on this head, if they should be Greek. This may seem ridiculous, but is not found to interest the people of England. so here, as we have editors who, only for this Having ourselves directed notice to the purpose, had learnt to sign their names. Continental discoveries of Grotefend, and af. Fredom of speech is unlimited as ever, and ter him St. Martin, Burnouf, and Lassen, in the liberty of the press as great as in any a recent Number of this Review, and given, other country in Europe.
amongst others, the decypherment of that most important tablet which goes far to confirm the Persian Satrapies of Herodotus, we
are the more desirous to call public attention EGYPT.
to this subject, which hitherto appears to have
attracted no notice whatever in England. Letters from Dr. Lowe, received since our We shall return shortly to the consideration last, and dated from September to the end of of this question in a distinct Article. November, mention successively his arrival at the tombs of the Pharaohs; and his delight at the scene, and still more at the exactness and clearness of the Inscriptions. This ami
INDIA. able and intelligent traveller mentions some interesting discoveries which he had made at
RAJPOOTANA.— The poems of Chund, the Malta, but gives no details at present. The Rajpoot poet, are appearing in successive Pacha, he states, had received him most kind. Numbers of the Asiatic Journal. They are ly, and set him to translate some hierogly- extremely warlike and spirited, almost de. phics; on performing which he immediately serving the name of Epic, and though tinctu. received a firman to iravel through all Upper red with Oriental faults bear a considerable Egypt, with boats , comels, horses, and every They are equally curious, beautiful and in.
resemblance to the compositions of the West! thing he required, with or without money.He was engaged in translating an Obelisk, at teresting, and are elucidated by the valuablo Heliopolis, for the Pacha, at the time (Sept. remarks of the learned, judicious, and able 20) of writing this letter, which is dated from
editor. the Pyramid farm-yard of the great Pyramid of Geeza. He was expecting to be presented to Ibrahim Pacha. In the mean time he was taking four lessons a day in Arabic, Persian,
ASSAM. . and Turkish, These continued for two months, and, of course, far greater advances extensive tracts of the tea-plant, in the recent
The hopes first excited by the discovery of can be made on the spot where these lan- ly ceded province of Assam, have been conguages are spoken than in Europe.
We subsequently find the traveller at Mem. siderably checked by finding its utter uselessphis, (151h November), delighted with every
ness, or rather deleterious qualities, in its thing, and intending to proceed one and a halt present uncultivated state. It is not however
doubted but that assiduous care, and the reday's journey beyond Wady Halfa, in the sults of our horticultural skill, united to the Desert. He was journeying with six Nubian sailors and an Arab servant, and thinking of practice generally observed by the Chinese
under somewhat similar circumstances, though proceeding to Meroë and Gebel Barkal. His
never known to the same degree as in our furniture was all Turkish, and his tent, instead of books, fully supplied with guns, tish colonial) production.
new possession, will in time render tea a Bri. swords, and pistols, and also a prayer carpet. The wind was extremely favourable for proceeding. On the 281h of November he was at Dende.
CHILE. ra, panting to reach Thebes and go on to Up. per Egypt and Nubia, from whence he was
The height of some of the Cordilleras in to return to Cairo ; and proceed, after a Chile have been recently measured by Mr. month's stay there, to Constantinople; from Pentland, sometime British Consul. The thence to return in the course of six months, peak of Aconcagua above the level of the sea through Rome and Turin, once more to Eng- has been ascertained by the theodolite as land.
23,944 feet; 197 feet less than the results of observations by Captain Fitzroy and Beechey.
The same gentleman found also that in the
most violent storms encountered by the Stag PERSIA.
frigate in the Pacific Ocean the waves never ARROW-HEADED INSCRIPTIONS OF ANCIENT rose higher than 20 feet above the level of the PERSIA.—Major Rawlinson, who is carrying sea; the measured height of waves above the on researches in Persia, has made material deck did not exceed 18 feet.
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