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Monseignor Mai is proceeding with his “ Collectio Vaticana Scriptorum veterum," and bas almost finished the printing of the Greek text of the Old and New Testament after the celebrated Vatican munuscript.

Father Ungarelli, an eminent oriental scholar, has collected considerable materials for a publication, explaining, after Champollion's method, the inscriptions engraved on the obelisks at Rome. He is also editing Rosellini's Coptic Grammar, and just brought out the first volume of his Literary History of the Congregation of the Barnabites, in which he furnishes interesting particulars of the writers who have shed lustre on that celebrated fraternity:

M. Sarti, professor of the Greek language, has had the perseverance to read, copy, and translate, all the inscriptions, Christian and profane, in Greek and Latin, which cover the walls of the galleries of the Vatican.

The Abbé Lancy, professor of Arabic, who acquired a brilliant reputation by his works on the monuments of Egypt and Phænicia, as well as by his interpretations of various passages of Scripture, is proceeding with his great work of commentaries on the Bible.

A work on the plan of the German Conversations-Lexicon has been commenced at Venice, by the title of “Enciclopedia moderna e Dizionario Italiano della Conversazione." Courtin's “ Encyclopedie" has been taken for the foundation of this work; but the best English, French, and German, publications of that class are likewise consulted. The names of the contributors are in high repute: it may be sufficient to mention A. Balbi, Bizio, Brera, Calatto, the two Falconetti, Galuppi, Marchesi, G, D. and L. Nardo, del Negro, Ponzoni, Vacani, Viviani, two Zandomeneghi, and Zambiani. The work will be completed in eight volumes 4to., each containing about 1000 pages, and be published in parts of eight sheets, with plates and tables, every three weeks.

A new edition of the “ Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca," with corrections and additions by Abbate Paolo Zanotti, is publishing in parts at Verona. The editor, whose philological and classical studies have peculiarly qualified him for the task, purposes to enrich this work with all the additions and improvements made in the different Italian dictionaries that have appeared since the publication of the fourth edition of the Accademici. The work will extend to six 4to, voluines, each consisting of seven parts.

RUSSIA. The Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg adjudged on the 14th of May the prizes founded by Prince Dernidoff. Admiral Krusenstern and Professor Angerlander of Bonn obtained the great prizes of 2500 rubles each, the foriner for his Atlas of the South Sea, and the latter for his work on the fixed stars. Madeinoiselle Darzoff obtained a prize of 2500 rubles for a work entitled “ Useful Reading for Children.”

By a recent imperial ukase all the Hebrew printing-offices in Russia have been suppressed, and in future there are to be only two offices where works in that language may be printed, one at Kiew, the other at Wilna, for which particular censors are appointed. At the same time the Jews have been ordered to deliver up to the local authorities, within a twelvemontb, all books circulating among them, among which are many that are probibited, to be examined by trusty rabbis, and to be marked as permitted, or sent to the ministry of the interior for its disposal. After the expiration of the year, all prohibited Hebrew books are to be confiscated, and their owners severely punished.

TURKEY. A society has just been formed at Constantinople, with the title of “Society of Useful Knowledge.” It intends to publish a monthly journal, called “The Journal of Useful Knowledge." The editor, who accompanied the youths sent to Paris to receive a French education, intends to found this publication on the same plan as the French work with the like title.

The Sultan has also sent for a French scholar to direct a class for teaching the French language at Constantinople, at the expense of the government.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The number of new works which appeared in the United States in 1834 and 1835 amounted to 1013, forming 1300 volumes, and the cost of which may be estimated at 1,220,000 dollars. In 1836 the number was considerably increased, and the cost of the books published in that year cannot be computed at less than 1,500,000 dollars. Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Hartford, furnished nineteen-twentieths of the total amount.

In most cases the editions of one and the same work are larger and more frequent in the United States than in any other country. Many re-printed English works have there passed through three or four editions, while the publishers of the original have but one. In one instance the sale of a book in America amounted to 100,000 copies, whereas in England only four editions of 1000 copies each were disposed of.

The amount of literary productions in America has more than doubled during the last ten years. The sale of five bookselling establishments amounted in 1836 to 1,350,000 dollars. A single publisher paid in the five years preceding 1834, 135,000 dollars for copyrights, out of which 30,000 dollars were for two works only; Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, paid last year 30,000 dollars to American writers, and Harper and Brothers have paid about the same sum for several years past.

The following statement will show the relative proportion of native and imported literary productions in 1834:

Original American works.

Re-prints of foreign works.
Education . . . . . . 73 . . . . . . . . 9
Divinity . . . . . . . 37 . . . . . . . . 18
Novels and tales . . . 19 · · · · · · 95
History and biography ..
Jurisprudence . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . 3
Poetry . . . . . . . 8 . · · · · · · · 3
Travels . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . . 10
Fine arts . . . .

Miscellaneous works . . . 59. . . . . . . . 43 Thus it appears that in American literature the scientific and practically useful predominate, and that works of imagination are chiefly derived from foreign sources. The school-books are almost all written or compiled in the United States, and some idea of the extensive business done in them may be formed from the circumstance, that of some of the most popular compilations in geography from 100,000 to 300,000 copies have been sold in ten years; so that in many instances works of this kind produce a permanent income as well to the author as to the publisher. During the last five years the number of American original works in proportion to re-prints has nearly doubled.

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LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL NEW WORKS

PUBLISHED ON THE CONTINENT,

From APRIL TO JUNE, 1837, INCLUSIVE.

THEOLOGY AND ECCLESIASTICAL LITERATURE. 159 Chevassu, M., Meditations Ecclésiastiques. 5 Vols. 12mo. 78. 160 Etudes sur les Mystères, monumens historiques et littéraires, la plupart inconnues,

et sur divers Manuscrits de Gerson, y compris le texte primitif français de

l'Imitation de J. C. recemment decouverte, par Onésime Leroy. 8vo. 8s. 161 Dassance, M., Nouvelle Bibliothèque des Prédicateurs. Tom. VII. 8vo. 5s. 162 Preuves simples et claires de la Divinité de Jesus-Christ. 12mo. 163 Grand pierre, J. H., La Vie Chrétienne. 8vo. 58. 164 Elevations d'un Caur Catholique. Par l'Abbé * *. 12mo. 165 Pérennès, J. B., Principes de Littérature mis en rapport avec la morale chré.

tienne. 8vo. 5s. 166 Biographie universelle des Croyans célébres. Tom. I. 1re Livr. 7s. 167 Guillon, M. N.S., Modèles de l'Eloquence chrétienne en France après Louis XIV.

Tom. II. 8vo. 10s. 168 Sénac, l'Abbé A., le Christianisme considéré dans ses rapports avec la Civilisa

tion moderne. 2 Vols. 8vo. 158. 169 Friedländer, Dr. G., Beiträge zur Reformations-Geschichte. 8vo. 8s. 170 Melancthon Redivivus, oder der ideale Geist des Christentbums. 8vo. 14s. 171 Brockmann, A., Zwölf Predigten gerichtet an Jungfrauen. 8vo. 75. 172 Buchner, Dr., Encyclopädie und Methodologie der theologischen Wissenschaften.

8vo. 3s. 173 Comnick, J., Die Bibel das allerwichtigste und unentbehrlichste Mittel zur

rechten Erziehung und wahren Bildung der Menschheit. 8vo. 7s. 174 Hoffmann, Dr., Repertorium über Pastorallehre und Casuistik für protestant.

Geistliche. 8vo. 7s. 175 Gemmerli, G., Encyclopädie der Bibelkunde. 8vo. 6s. 176 Grimm, Dr. K., Commentar über das Buch der Weisheit. 8vo. 10s. 177 Brenner, Dr. F., System der katholischen speculativen Theologie. 8vo. 14s.

LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE. 178 Pastoret, Le Marquis de, Histoire de la Legislation. Tomes X. & XI. 8vo. 179 Annales du Barreau Français. 18e Livr. 8vo. 7s. 180 Pardessus, J. M., Collection des Lois maritimes antérieures au dix-huitième

siècle. Tom. IV. 4to. 75. 181 Michelet, M., Origines du Droit français, cherchées dans les synuboles et for.

mules du Droit universal. 8vo. 85. 182 Ravinet, T., Code des Ponts-et-Chaussées et des Mines, jusqu'au 1r Jan. 1836.

Tom. VI. Supplement. 10%.

183 Broutta, A., Cours de Droit Militaire. 8vo. 6s. 184 Abegg, J., Lehrbuch der Strafrechts-Wissenschaft. Svo. 15s. 185 Danz, c., Die agrarischen Gesetze des Preussischen Staats seit dem Jahre 1806.

In 4 Abthl. 2te Abth. 2ter Bd. 8vo. 15s. 186 Gaupp, E., Recht und Verfassung der alten Sachsen. 8vo. 8s. 187 Temme, J., Handbuch der Preussischen Criminal-rechts. 8vo. 8s.

MORAL PHILOSOPHY, METAPHYSICS, EDUCATION,

AND POLITICAL ECONOMY.

188 Creation de l'Homme, son developpement et sa destinée. 1re Livr. 8vo. 58. 189 Defense de la Philosophie de l'Economie Politique. 8vo. 35. 190 Moreau de Jonnés, Statistique de la Grande-Bretagne et de l'Irlande, avec une

carte. 8vo. 75. 191 De l'Existence Générale, de celle de l'homme en Société, et de ses fins, ou

Apercus géologiques, ontologiques, théologiques, et politiques. Par M. P.

8vo. 8s. 192 Bechard, F., Essai sur la Centralisation administrative. 2 Vols. 8vo. 15s. 193 Dubourg, Dictionnaire des Menages. Vol. II. 4to. 9s. 194 Nüsslein, Dr., Lehrbuch der Metaphysik, nebst einem Grundrisse der Geschichte

der Philosophie. 2te Abthl. 8vo. 5s. 195 Mager, Dr., Brief an eine Dame über die Hegel'sche Philosophie. 8vo. 2s. 6d.

MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, AND CHEMISTRY. 196 Person, C., Elémens de Physique. 2e Partie. 8vo. Les 3 Parties. 10s. 197 Connaissance des Tems, pour 1839. 75. 198 Montferrier, Dictionnaire des Sciences mathématiques pures et appliquées. Tom. II.

8vo. 16s. 199 Glasser, Dr. H., Anleitung zu stöchiometrischen Rechnungen, besonders für

angehende Chemiker und Pharmazeuten. 8vo. 58. 200 Dove, H. W., Meteorologische Untersuchungen. Mit 2 Steindrucktafeln. 8vo.

8s. 201 Götz, Dr., Lehrbuch der Physik. 1ster Bd. 8vo. 8s. 202 Specz, Dr. R., Grundriss der technischen Chemie. 8vo. 10s.

MEDICAL SCIENCES. 203 Cap, P. A., Principes élémentaires de Pharmaceutique. 8vo. 7s. 204 Codex, Pharmacopée Française ; redigée par ordre du Gouvernement. 8vo. 8s. 205 Langier et Duruy, M.M., Pandectes Pharmaceutiques, ou Recueil de tous les

statuts, édits, declarations, etc. etc. ; histoire des colleges et des écoles de

Pharmacie de France, de 1832 à 1837. 8vo. 8s. 206 Piorry, P., Traité de Diagnostic et de Séméiologie. Tom. II. 8vo. 8s. 207 Moreau, F., Traité pratique des Accouchemens. Atlas de Planches exécutées

d'après Nature par Emile Beau, sur les preparations anatomiques de M. Jacque

mièr. 1re Livr. Fol. 5s. 208 Marjolin, M., Cours de Pathologie chirurgicale. Tom. I. 8vo. 7s. 209 Liégard, Melanges de Medicine et de Chirurgie pratiques. 8vo. 6s. 6d. 210 Dupare, Nouveau Manuel des Dermatoses, ou Maladies de la Peau. 8vo.

3s. 6d. 211 Jacquin, C., Des Systèmes en Medicine. 8vo. 2s. 6d. 212 Krüger, Dr. M., Die Osteologie mit Rücksicht auf comparative und pathologische

Anatomie. 4to. 9s.

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