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ITALY. The first part of an architectural work of great promise has been published at Florence, entitled Opere Architettoniche di Raffuello Sanzio. The illustrations and remarks are by Carlo Pontani, who appears to have a most perfect acquaintance with the history and progress of Grecian architecture.
A very comprehensive work, descriptive of all the galleries of paintings in Rome, is in course of publication in that city.
Literature in Italy has sustained a great loss by the death of Dr. Gage, who bad scarcely completed the third volume of his Carteggio inedito d’Artisti dei Secoli XIV. XV. XVI. pubblicato ad illustrato con documenti pure inediti, when he died at Florence at the age of thirty-seven, universally regretted. The Carteggio is published by Molini of Florence, and is a work of great value, exhibiting great historical research.
A new romance, Gina novella Italiana, by L. Romani, has appeared at Milan, and is attracting considerable attention. This novel possesses the great novelty of drowning all the characters introduced in the story, by which a termination to the romance is easily effected.
SPAIN. Periodical literature continues to revive, both in Madrid and Cadiz. The best conducted journals are El Piloto, El Correo Nacional, and El Mensajero. The best literary periodical, the Revista de Madrid, is but little known in Europe. Among its contributors are some of the most learned men in Spain; Alcala Galiano, Martinez de la Rosa, Puche y Bautista, the Marquis of Vallgornera, de Santiesteban, Silvela, Peña y Aguayo, Benavides, and Calderon Collantes, supply the best written articles. One of the most valuable works of recent date is a Dictionary of Ancient Spain. Tarraconense Beticay Lusilana, by Don Miguel Cortes y Lopez.
Llaguno's Dictionary of Spanish Architects, with explanations by Juan Cean Bermudez, contains some valuable chapters on the History of the School of Painting at Seville, and a full description of the celebrated Cathedral at Seville. It was from this work, that the late Frank Hall Standish gleaned some valuable information for his last published work, Seville and its Vicinity.
Four volumes of Don Manuel Jose Quintana's learned work, Vidas de Espanoles celebres, have now appeared. Don Jose Gomez Hermosilla's translation of Homer's Odyssey and the Iliad, are considered by the Spanish people as the best translations of Homer in any language.
Quinto has also published the first volume of his Constitutional Antiquities of Arragon, entitled Discursos Politicos sobre la Legislacion y la Historia del Antiguo Reyno de Aragon. Zorrilla's Collection of Ancient Legends, Leyendas y Tradiciones Historicus, are in a course of publication. The first volume has excited great attention for the valuable information it contains.
Calderon's remains.-By a lucky accident, the remains of Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca have been discovered. As the workmen were pulling down the decayed cloister of St. Salvador, a tomb was found under the walls of the vestry, which proved to be that of the poet. An architect who was fortunately present, read the inscription, and saved the stone. Calderon had been buried in the Trinity cloister; but with the destruction of this building in the middle of the last century, all traces of the place of his burial had vanished. His remains have been brought to the church of Alocha, a kind of national pantheon, and a subscription has been opened for the erection of a bronze statue to the poet in some public situation.
BELGIUM. The first printed Newspaper.-It has recently been discovered by E. Gochet of Brussels, from a marginal note in the handwriting of Adrian de But, a Dutch monkisha writer of the fifteenth century, that printed papers, conveying newspaper information, were circulated in Europe before the year 1460, and were, without doubt, first printed at Mayence. The first printed newspaper of which any trace can be found was printed in 1455, and gave intelligence of the peace of Karaman with the King of Cyprus, and the conquest of Servia by the Turks, in 1454. It was made known in these words ;
“ Czu nuwen meren schribet man vns alsus
Dz in die Turcky der mechtige Charamannus
In die Sirphie mit siner stercke.”
SWITZERLAND. Isenring, the celebrated painter of St. Gallen, has invented an apparatus upon the principles of the Daguerréotype, by which he is enabled to take portraits in any size and with the eyes open; the latter has been long considered the most difficult point to accomplish.
The University of Zurich has 143 students, and the new Botanical Garden is now completed. A society of arts has been formed by the towns of Bern, Basle and Zurich, and the first exhibition is to take place at Zurich early in the spring.
RUSSIA. The arbitrary conduct pursued by the imperial government of Russia in pro. hibiting the printing of books in Poland in any other than the Russian language has been followed up by a similar course of conduct towards the Jews, who are forbidden by a recent Ukase from printing works in Hebrew, German, Polish or any other language than the Russian in any town or city except Wilna and Kiew. Several thousand persons have been thrown out of employ by this severe edict. In the provinces of Bessarabia, the Crimea, and the country on each side of the Caucasus, there are upwards of two millions of the inhabitants professing the Jewish religion. They have 1007 parishes or congregations, 586 synagogues, and 2,377 schools for children professing the Mosaic faith. In these districts 60 printing establishments have been stopped, and the families depending thereon for support left to starve; the works emanating from these establishments were all printed in German or Hebrew. This Ukase does not extend to the Karaer, a Jewish sect, who reject the doctrines of the Talmud, and who have printing establishments at Dschufutkale and Kosloff, from whence several interesting works have issued by the assistance of Sinia Bobowitsch.
The Russian Chinese scholar, Hyakinth (Bichurir), has published an Ency. clopædia, under the title of“ China and its Inhabitants.”
The lale Frank Hall Standish.—The entire stock of this well-known author's works, including his library and valuable collection of paintings, will be rea moved to Paris, as soon as his Majesty Louis Philip, to whom they have been devised by will, shall bave determined upon where they are to be placed. The paintings, including some of the finest Niurillo's, will, it is expected, grace the walls of the Louvre. Previous to his death, Mr. Standish had nearly completed writing the Life of Cardinal Ximenez: this work will, no doubt, be preserved, with other interesting documents left at his residence in Seville, and which, from his long residence in Spain, and his great antiquarian research, will be found to be replete with interest and information. It is to be hoped these relics will fall into the hands of his half-brother, Sir Hugh Purves Hume Campbell.
The establishment of a German Newspaper in London, entitled Die Deutsche Presse, is one of the many proofs of the increasing taste for the acquirement of the German language; indeed, the acquisition of this language has become a sine quá non in all branches of polite education. The Court, it is expected, will patronise this effort. The newspaper will be printed by H. Passargé, who has recently reprinted some of the best and most popular of the German classics, including Goethe's Egmont, Goetz von Berlichingen, Hermann and Dorothea ; and Schiller's Don Carlos, Jungfrau von Orleans, and Dreiszigjähriger Krieg
Mr. Birch, the translator of the First Part of Goethe's Faust, which has been so favourably received, has nearly completed his translation of the Second Part. Nos. 1 and 2 of this portion of the work have already been published, and have commanded a greater degree of public attention than the First Part, owing to the number of translations of the First Part that have appeared. Both parts of the work are embellished with beautiful steel engravings, after M. Retzsch, and will form the most complete translation that has hitherto appeared.
With the next No. of this Review we shall present our readers with the contents of the first fifty numbers of the Foreign Quarterly Review, which, we have no doubt, will prove highly useful for reference.
MADAGASCAR.-A printing press has been introduced at Tananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, by the missionaries, who are actively engaged in printing a translation of the Bible into the Malagassee language. Four of the nalives are sushciently versed in the business to act as compositors, while the press-work is executed by two more, and several others aid in correcting the press.
His Royal Ilighness Prince Albert has given 501, to the London Library, and has promised a donation of German books.
LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL NEW WORKS
PUBLISHED ON THE CONTINENT,
From JANUARY TO March, 1841, INCLUSIVE.
THEOLOGY AND ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.
Albo, R., Dypy 730 Grund- und Glaubenslehren der mosaischen Religion.
Nach den ältesten und correctesten Ausgaben in's Deutsche übertragen von W.
und L. Schlesinger. 8vo. Part III. Frankfort. 45. Anna Marie, Mme., La Vie de la Sainte Vierge. Illustrée par Fragonard, 4to.
21 plates. Paris. 18s. India paper, 11. 25. 6d. Arndt, Johann, Bücher vom wahren Christenthum. Nebst beigefügtem Lebenslauf
des sel. Verfassers und dessen Paradiesgärtlein. 4 Vols. 8vo. Reutlingen. 11s. Auswahl historischer Stücke aus hebräischen Schriftstellern vom zweiten Jahrhundert
bis auf die Gegenwart. Für Theologen und Historiker. 8vo. Berlin. 68. Burckhardt, L. E., Les Nazoréens, ou Mandai-Jahia (disciples de Jean) appelés or
dinairement Zabiens et Chrétiens de Saint Jean Baptiste, secte gnostique. Paris. Die Apokryphen des Alten Testaments, auf's Neue aus dem griechischen l'exte über
setzt von M. Gutmann. Ein Supplementband zu den beiden Bibelausgaben : Deutsche Volks und Schulbibel für Israeliten. Herausgegeben von Dr. Salomon, Die vier und zwanzig Bücher der heiligen Schrift, oder Bibel für Israeliten.
Unter der Redaktion von Dr. Zunz. 8vo. Altona. 6s. Die Unruhen in der Niederländisch-Reformirten Kirche während der Jahre 1833 bis
1839. Von Dr. Gieseler. 8vo. Hamburg. 5s.6d. Eichstaedt, Dr., Flaviani de Jesu Christo testimonii ai Sertia quo jure nuper rursus
defensa sit Quaestio V. 410. Jena. 1s. Ellendorf, J., Historisch-kirchenrechtliche Blätter für Deutschland. Vol. II, and
Vol. III. Part 1, 8vo. Berlin, 8s. 6d.
Librorum Sacrorum Veteris Testanienti Concordantiae אוצר לשון הקדש ,Furst
Hebraicae atque Chaldaicae etc. auctore Julio Fürstio. 4to. Lipsiae. 7s, 6.
Complete, 41. 10s. Gaussen, Théopneus:ie, ou Pleine inspiration des Saintes écritures. 8vo. 78. Paris. Gieseler, J. C. L., Lehrbuch der Kirchengeschichte. Vol. III. Part 1. Bonn. 15s. Guerike, H., Handbuch der Kirchengeschichte. 41h Edit. Vol. I.-welche die Ein
leitung enthält und die ältere und mittlere Kirchengeschichte. And Vol. II.
welche die neuere Kirchengeschichte enthält. 8vo. Halle. 11. Historisch-politische Blätter für das katholische Deutschland, von G. Phillips und G.
Görres. Vols. VII. and VIII. 24 Parts. 8vo. Munich. 11. 16s. Hofaker, Christus und Bretschneider ; oder Der Abfall vom HErrn erklärt. Ein
Musiv-Bild. 8vo. Tübingen. 28. 6d. Klopstock, F., Oden. 2 Vols. in one. 16mo. Leipzig. 6s. Laborde, Léon de, Débuts de l'imprimerie à Mayence et à Bamberg, ou Description
des lettres d'indulgence du pape Nicolas V. 4to. Plates. Paris. 12s. Le Bhagavata purana, ou Histoire poétique de Krichna. Traduit et publie par E.
Burnouf. Vol. I. Fol. Paris. 51. 5s.
Luthers deutsche geistliche Lieder nebst den während seines Lebens dazu gebräuch
lichen Singweisen und einigen mehrstimmigen Tonsätzen über dieselben von Meistern des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts. Von E. v. Winterfeld. Numerous
wood cuts. 410. Leipzig. 11. 58. Mouillard, Madame, Du Progrès Social, et de la Conviction Religieuse. 8vo.
Paris. 8s. Neander, Aug., Commentatio de Georgio Vicelio, ejusque in ecclesiam evangelicam
animo. Programma quo tertia ecclesiae evangelicae in Marchia institutae solemnia saecolaria a regia Universitate literaria Friderica Guilelma Berolinensi
oratione Rectoris magnifici etc. Berlin. 3s. H KAINH AIAOHKH. Novum Testamentum graece. Recognovit atque insignioris lec
tionum varietatis et augmentorum notationes subjunxit G. Knappius. Vol. II. Halle. 58.
Novum Testamentum graece. Post J. Tittmannum ad fidem optimorum librorum secundis curis recognovit lectionumque varietatem notavit
A. Hahn. 1200. Lips. 6s. Salomon, Dr., De statu ecclesiae evangelico-reformatae in Transsilvania, Commentatio
theol. historica. 8vo. Lips. 3s. 6d. Theologische Mitarbeiten. Eine Quartalschrift in Verbindung mit mehreren Ge
lehrten, herausgegeben von Pelt, Dr. Mau, und Dr. Dorner. Part I. Kiel.
4s. 6d. Zung Vortrag zur Feier der Huldigung S. M. des Konigs Wilhelm IV. gehalten am
Hüttenfeste des Jabres 5601 in der Synagoge zu Berlin. 8vo. Berlin. 15. El Sacerdote en presencia del Siglo. Verdadera historia universal del catolicismo.
Por Madrolle. 2 Vols. 12mo. Paris. Géographie Sacrée, faisant connaitre l'origine des nations, l'état de la Palestine aux
ditiérentes époques, etc.; par Achille Meissas et Michelot. 8vo. Paris. 2s. Mæars des Israélites et des Chrétiens; par M. l'Abbé Fleury. Limoges. 2s. Tractatus de Vera Religione, auctore L. Bailly. 2 Vols. 18mo. Paris. Sainte Bible. Traduction nouvelle, par M. de Genoude. Paris. 11s. 6d.
LAW, JURISPRUDENCE, STATISTICS.
Bartolomeis, Notizie topografiche e statistiche sugli stati Sardi. Opera preceduta dalle
teorie generale sulle statistiche, e speciali alle riconoscenze militari. 2 Vols. 4to.
Turin. 10s. Cacheleu, J. de, Aperçu sur l'organisation des Sociétés. 8vo. Paris. 78. Fererro, Trattato sulla competenza dei giudici di mandamento in materia criminale se
condo le disposizioni del codice penale e le preesistenti leggi e regolamenti parti
colari che sono tuttora in pieno vigore. 8vo. Turin. 28. Gurowski, Comte, La civilisation et la Russie. 8vo. St. Petersburg. 15s. Hufnagel, Dr., Commentar über das Strafgesetzbuch für das Königreich Württemberg.
Vol. I. 8vo. Stuttgart. 17s, 6d. Notices Statistiques sur les Colonies Françaises. Part IV.-Madagascar, Ile Saint
Pierre et Miguelon. 8vo. Paris. 9s. 6d. Om Straff och Straff-Anstalter. 8vo. Stockholm. 5s. Rein, Statistische Darstellung des Gross-Fürstenthums Finnland. 3s. Roberti, Trattato delle azioni e delle eccezioni secondo i principii delle leggi civili per
il regno delle Due Sicilie. 8vo. Florence. 6s. Schaffrath, Dr., Codex Saxonicus, oder Handbuch der gesammten, im Königreiche
Sachsen praktisch-gültigen sächsischen Gesetze von den ältesten Zeiten bis zum
Schlusse des Jahres 1841. 8vo. Altenburg. 9s. Schletter, Handbuch der juristischen und staatswissenschaftlichen Literatur. Part I.
No. 2.-Jurisprudenz. 4to. Grimm. 2s. Staats-Lexicon, oder Encyklopädie der Staatswissenschaften in Verbinbung mit vielen
der Angesehensten Publicisten Deutschlands, hierausgegeben von C. von Rotteck und Carl Welcker, Vol. X. Part 4. 8vo. Altonu. 2s.6d.