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An interesting fact, which may be the more astonishing from the lamentable known to very few, if any of our readers, fact of its having proved the ultimate ruin and which is doubtless unsurpassed in the of its projector. Not only did this enthuannals of literature, is the great historical siastic nobleman undertake to defray the work which has recently been completed entire expense attending the publication, by the late Mr. Wiffen,--the admirable in every item of which, as it might havé translator of Tasso, and other popular been expected, he had to meet the most works, which comprises the Family Re. exorbitant charges, but he actually delercords of every descendant of the ancient mined on having but a very limited numand distinguished House of Russell, com ber of copies printed, we believe only fifty, piled from authentic sources chiefly in the after which the lithographic stones from possession of the family: This very beau which the plates were taken were de. iisul production, which includes the Por- stroyed. These copies were appropriated traits of every member of that Peerage, for gratuitous presentation to the several direct and collateral, painted by one of the Royal and Public Libraries of Europe, and most prominent artists of the age (Har. it is gratifying to find that they safels ding), is comprised in one folio volume, reached their destination. It is greatly to printed in a siyle of sumptuous magnifi- be regretted, however, that no copy has cence; only one single copy of which was ever yet reached any public institution of printed off. This unique bequest by the this country, to which it would undoubt. late Duke of Bedford, under whose per: edly become of incalculable value. It is sonal superintendence it was commenced painful to add, that this noble patron of and completed, was designed by him as un literature and the arts actually died in heir-loom in the family, and to be depos. debt, about four years since, a sad inited in the Library at Woburn Abbey, from stance of self-immolation to his munifi. whence it was on no account to be remov. cence, in a prison in Dublin. It is rather ed. It may not be amiss to add, that this remarkable that in a recent interesting interesting object is to be exhibited to vis. work on American Antiquities, by Mr. iters every Monday, on suitable applica- Bradford, no allusion even is made to this tion; and as this noble mansion, frequently great authority. We have heard it credi. called, from its singular magnificence, bly asserted that a copy of Lord Kingsbo. Royalty in Miniature,” is within fifty rough's superb work is now in the hands miles of the English capital, no tourist of Mr. Hooper, the London bookseller, from this country should omit paying a which is valued at eighty guineas. Wirí visit to so interesting an object. The cost Congress take the opportunity of possessexpended in the production of this single ing themselves of the costly treasure ? volume is said to have been 3000 guineas !

HISTORICAL Mission.-J. Romeyn Brod. head, Esq., who was appointed by ihe New York Historical Society, agent to consult European archives, in reference to the his. AMERICAN LITERARY ANNOUNCE. tory of this state, writes home that he has

MENTS. been very successful in his mission. At

The new work by Mr. James, “ Life the Hague alone he has procured copies and Times of Richard Caur-de-Lion,” reof 3000 pages of manuscript, illustrative cently announced as in press by J. & H.G. of colonial history from 1614 down to 1673. LANGLEY, is now ready, "The work He has met most generous courtesy from forms two handsome duodecimo volumes. the government, and was preparing to ex. The same firm have just finished a new amine the archives of the Dutch West and beautifully printed edition of The India Company, at Amsterdam.

Dublin Dissector," &c. This is one of The most costly undertaking ever at. those works whose intrinsic worth is such tempted by a single individual, of a litera as cannot fail of winning its way to aniry characier, which unquestionably the versal favor. world has yet seen, is the magnificent They have also now ready a beautiful work on the aborigines of Mexico, by the juvenile, entitled “Robin Hood and his late Lord Kingsborough. This stupendous Merry Foresters," which, besides being work is said to have been produced at the very finely printed, is adorned by a series enormous cost to the author of 30,0001., of lithographic drawings, admirably col. of $150,000. It is comprised in seven im ored, and handsomely bound and gilt. mense folio volumes, embellished by ma. The reception which the recent work ny hundred superb illustrations, colored of Mr. D’Israeli, “ The Amenities of Lit. so exquisitely as to represent the originals erature," has met with on both sides of with the most faithful exactness. These the Atlantic, has been all that his most productions are of such extraordinary di sanguine admirers could desire. The mensions as to be almost importable. This American reprint has already passed into unprecedented instance of munificence in a second edition, and this we understand the patronage of literature, is rendered | is nearly exhausted.

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Shortly will be published, a new Gram S. COLMAN will immediately issue a mar of the German Language, by C. J. new and very fine edition of Percival's Hempel, Esq. It is intended to super. “Elegant Extracts in Prose,” in 3 vols. sede ihe necessity of all other elementary Svo. This valuable standard work, which works for the acquisition of that language, has been for many years out of print, will, being provided with copious extracts from from its established reputation, be well the most appropriate German classics for comed by a large and discriminating class reading exercises, and also with a lexicon of the reading community. of all the words used in the work. This The same publisher has in press and Grammar is constructed upon the strictest nearly ready a work which is said to be principles of induction, and appears to characterized by its great power and hu. contain all the printed instructions neces. mor, entitled " The Effingliams, or Home sary for a complete knowledge of the lan as I found it ;" 2 vols. 12mo. The author guage. The high commendation which it preserves the strictest incognito, and con. has already received from judicious critics jecture will doubtless be busy in attempts induces us to suppose that it is destined to disclose the secret. to supersede every work of the kind at HERMAN HOOKER, Philadelphia, has present in the English or American mar. published a work in the usual form of mu

sic volumes, entitled “ The Amateur's J. S. REDFIELD has just issued the Musical Library, a Collection of Piano third volume, completing the series of Forte Music.” " Pictorial Illustrations of the Bible." Al. J. WHETHAM & SON, Philadelphia, so " A Memoir and Beauties of Wesley;" have in press, and shortly will publish,

WILEY & PUTNAM have nearly ready Select Works of the British Poets, froin the following

Southey to the present time, embracing The Queen's Prisoner.

nearly all the Modern Poets, forming the Lectures on Agricultural Chemistry and third volume, which will complete the Geology, by J. T. Johnston.

series. Flora of North America, by Drs. Tor. JAMES MUNROE & CO., Boston, have rey and Gray, Part 2d, vol. 2.

in preparation the following :'The Zincali, or the Gipsies of Spain, by Twice Told Tales, in 2 vols. 16mo, by George Barrow, I vol.

Nathaniel Hawthorne ; new edition. Chapters on Churchyards, &c., by Mrs. Offering of Sympathy, by Rev. F. Park, Southey (late Caroline Bowles), 2 vols. man, D. Ď. ; 3d edition. 12ino.

Herodotus, in 2 vols. 12mo, from the Hints to Mothers on Health, by Dr. text of Schrveighaeuser, with English Bull; 1 vol. 12.no.

notes, by C. S. Wheeler, A. M., Instrucier The Life of Shakspeare, by the “ En in Greek in Harvard University. glish Opium.eater;" I vol. 12mo.

Study of the Greek Classic Poets, by S. A New Tale of a Tub, with illustra- T. Coleridge, 12mo. tions, 1 vol. (now ready).

Egmont, translated from the German D. APPLETON & Co. have just com- of Goethe ; 1 vol. 16mo. pleted a new Historical Juvenile, entitled Pictorial Natural History, illustrated by

• Joan of Arc," by the author of " Eve: 400 engravings, by S. G. Goodrich, author nings with the Chroniclers," embellished of Peter Parley's Tales ; 1 vol. 12mo. with 26 plates.

Peirce's Algebra, 2d edition, revised. They have also in press a new book of Curve's Functions and Motions, conTravels, in two vols. 8vo, with numer- taining the Integral Calculus and Analytious illustrations, entitled "A Winter in cal Mechanics, 12mo, by Professor Peirce Egypt, and Rambles through Arabia Pe. of Harvard University. træa and the Holy Land, during the years Grandfather's Library, edited by S. G. 1839 and 1840;" by James E. Cooley. Goodrich, author of Peter Parley's Tales.

A new volume of their Devotional Se. Three Months on the Sea, or a Voyage ries, entitled “Golden Grove," &c., by to India, illustrated by engravings. Jeremy Taylor, 1 vol. 16mo, is also in The Common School Grammar, by John press; and a volume of religious Poetry, Goldsbury, 12ino. portions of which have already appeared GOULD, KENDALL, & LINCOLN, Bos. in the Churchman, entitled “Christmas ton, have just published a new edition of Bell,” is now, we believe, in the hands Dr. Wayland's Political Economy, 1 rol. of the binder.

They have in press, “ My Progress in The same firm have just issued an in. Error, and Recovery to Truth, or a Tour teresting little volume, entitled "Gems through Universalism, Unitarianism, and from Travellers,” comprising local illus. Skepticism," I vol. 16mo. trations of Scripture, &c., with numerous Hymns for the Vestry and Fireside. cuts, and handsomely bound and gilt. The Claims of Jesus, by the Rev. Rob

DAYTON & SAXTON have now ert Turnbull; 18mo. ready a new volume, by the author of Onesimus : or, the Apostolic Directions Constance,"

" entitled “Virginia, or the to Christian Masters in reference to their Lost and Found.” Also now ready, a new Slaves, &c., considered; by Evangelicus. work by the celebrated Peter Parley ($. 18mo. G. Goodrich), entitled “ Sketches from a S. G. SIMPKINS has in press a new Student's Window;" and " The North and original little book of Poems for Chile ern Harp,” uniform with “ The Southern dren, with cuis, entitled " Fresh Flowers Harp ;'' Mrs. Marcett's Book for Young for my Children." by a Mother. Children, with cuts, &c.

TIČKNOR, of Boston, has just pub

lished a beautiful edition of the Poems of in press a new edition of Wordsworth's Motherwell.

complete Poetical and Prose Works, in 5 MORTON & GRISWOLD will soon vols: 12mo, which will be beautifully got publish " The Surgeon's Vade Mecum," up. a Manual of the Principles and Practice of They will publish in a few days a new Surgery, illustrated with numerous wood and enlarged edition of Meig's Midwifery, engravings. By Robert Drouitt. From the in 1 vol. dvo, illustrated with numerous second London edition. With notes and engravings. additional illustrations by Joshua R. Flint, A Practical Treatise on the Diseases late Professor of Surgery in the Louisville peculiar to Women, illustrated by cases Medical Institute.

from Hospital and Private Practice. In They will also publish " The Principles three parts. By Samuel Ashwell, M. D., of Descriptive and Physiological Botany:" with notes by an American Practitioner. By Rev. J. $. Henslow : adapted to the In press by JOHN J.HASWELI., Philad. use of schools.

D. H.WILLIAMS, Boston, has in press CAREY & HART, Philadelphia, are a new edition of Virgil, containing the preparing for publication, among others, Latin text of the Æneid, Georgics, &c., ihe following important works :

with copious English notes, adapted to The works of Rev. Sydney Smith, com: Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammar, plete in 2 vols. 8vo.

and prepared for the use of colleges and Mr. Griswold's Pocts and Poetry of classical schools, by Francis Bowen, A. M. America, with portraits and other illustra. 1 vol. 8vo, 600 pp. This work will include tions, in 1 royal 8vo vol.

some highly important improvements, by Travels in Turkey, Greece, and the Ho incorporating the notes of some modern ly Land, by E. J. Morris; 2 vols. 12mo, German critics, as well as the commenta. with plates.

ries of older grammarians, &c. Recollections of the American Stage, TAPPAN & DENNET, Boston, will embracing notices of authors, actors, and publish shortly a work in 2 vols. 12mo, auditors, during a period of forty years, by entitled “ Foreign Travels and Life at William B. Wood; 2 vols. 12mo. Sea, including Incidents of a Cruise on

A Lise of Edward the Black Prince, by board a Man-of-War," &c. G. P. R. James ; 1 vol. 8vo.

“ The Great Awakening," or an ac. History of the Conquest of England by count of the extensive religious revivals the Normans, translaied from the French in the times of Edwards and Whitefield. of A. Thierry:

1 vol. Svo. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, with an in Mr. OWEN, of Cambridge, Mass., has troductory, essay, &c., by T. Tyrwhitt, in press, Leciures on Modern History, Esq.; 4 vols. 12mo.

from the third London edition, with a PreMiscellanies, by Leigh Hunt; 1 vol. face, list of Books on American History, 12mo.

&c., by Jared Sparks, LL.D.; 2 vols. 8vo. Gems from the Poets, edited by S. C. Organic Chemistry, in its application to Hall; 1 vol. 12mo, finely printed. Agriculture and Physiology, by Justus

Miscellanies of Reginald Heber, late Leibig. M.D., &c., &c. Second American Lord Bishop of Calcutta.

edition, with an Introduction, Notes, and History of Fiction, by John Dunlop, au: Appendix, by John W. Webster, M. D., thor of History of Roman Literature." Professor of Chemistry in Harvard Uni

Miscellanies, by Lord Jeffrey, collected versity ; 12mo. by himself.

Ballads and other Poems, by Henry W. Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Longfellow ; 16mo. T. Noon Talfourd ; 1 vol. 12mo.

A Narrative of Voyages and Commer. LEA & BLANCHARD, Philadelphia, cial Enterprises, by R. J. Cleveland, fronı have just published

the original manuscripts, with a Preface The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of by his son, H. R. Cleveland ; 12mo. Oxfordd, with a splendid portrait of the au• A Treatise on Mineralogy, by J. W. thor, containing nearly 200 Letters, now Webster, M. D.; 8vo. first published from the originals; hand E. HOPKINS, Hartford, Conn., has just somely bound in various bindings. issued a new edition of the Poems of John They will publish

G. C. Brainard, a new and authentic col. The Select Works of Jeremy Bentham, lection, with a Memoir of his Life, &c.; revised and edited by Dr. Bowring. I vol. 12mo, with a Portrait.

The Man of Fortune, by Mrs. Gore.

Jesse's Memoirs of the Court of Eng. land, from the Revolution to the death of George II., in 2 vols.

ENGLISH LITERARY ANNOUNCE. A Winter in the Azores,by Joseph Buller.

MENTS. A Selection from Debates in the House A new work of considerable interest is of Commons, from 1768 to 1774, reported shortly to be issued from the English by Sir H. Cavendish, and edited by J. press—The Posthumous Papers of Mad. Wright, embracing that portion referring ame D'Arblay, better known as a writer to this country:

of the popular fictions “Evelina,"_" Ce. The Anatomist's Vade Mecum, by Wil. cilia,' under her maiden name, Miss Bur. son, with wood cuts.

ney. These MSS., which comprise her Wheaton's International Law, a new letters, diary, &c., are said to be charac. and revised edition.

terized by all the brilliancy and beauty of KAY & BROTHER, Philadelphia, have style, correct feeling, and amiability of

hcart for which her writings have ever know not with what truth, that Sir Edward been so deservedly popular.

Lytton Bulwer has abjured novel.writing, The “Shaksperian Miscellanies,” being owing to the indifferent success of his more a series of essays and annotations on the recent works of fiction. He is now turning Shakspeare Plays, &c., edited by Piercy his attention to dramatic authorship. B. St. John, is to be commenced on the 1st Companion for Leisure Hours; sixteen of February next, and continued quarterly. engravings, 8vo; containing numerous pie

A posthumous work from the pen of the ces in prose and verse. late Theodore Hook, said to be the best The History of the Jews ; in 2 vols. he has ever produced, is now ready, enti- 12mo, illustrated with steel and wood entled “ Fathers and Sons." It is embel- gravings. lished with engravings by Phiz.

Shells and their Inmates; with frontis. The author of “ Cousin Geoffrey," &c., piece in Baxter's oil colors, and numerous is about to issue a new novel under the embellishments. name of “ The Matchmaker."

Plants : containing, in one volume, the Lieut. Col. Maxwell's work, " A Run seed, the leaf, the flower, the fruit, the through the United States," &c., is now grass ; which are also published separate. published ; 2 vols. 8vo, with plates. ly. With a handsome frontispiece and

The Parish Clerk,' a novel by the au numerous embellishments. thor of “ Peter Priggins," &c., and edited The Wife and Mother; or, Hints to by the late Theodore Hook, Esq., is also Married Daughters. By a Mother. 18mo. published.

Bogatzky's Golden Treasury for the The popular and prolific authoress of Children of God; a new edition, 12mo. "Mothers and Daughters," &c., has, we Emilia Monkeiro, a Ballad of the old observe, two new novels on the tapis; one Hall Heath, Yorkshire,

by W. H. Leatham. entitled “ The Man of Fortune," and the Count Clermont, a Tragedy, and Caius other “The Ambassador's Wife," &c. Joranius, a Tragedy, by Archibald Bell.

A new periodical work has just been An Essay on Cephaloscope, and its uses commenced, under the title of Classes in discriminating the normal and abnormal of the Capital," being from London life, sounds in the organ of hearing, with plates. edited by Wm. Lee. The sketches are By John H. Curtis. finely tinted, &c.

Murray's splendid edition of “Childe Dr. A. Walker, whose numerous publi- Harold's Pilgrimage,'' embellished by upcations on physiological science have won ward of sixty vignettes, engraved in the for him such extensive popularity, has just first style of the art, from original draw. issued a new work entitled “Pathology ings made expressly for the work hy emi. founded on the Natural System of Anato- nent artists, is now published, and premy and Physiology," &c.

sents one of the most elaborately beautiful Preparing for early publication, a Galle. works ever produced. ry of Antiquities, consisting of the princi A new work of Travels is about imme. pal relics in the British Museum, from diately to appear, under the authority and drawings by Arundale and others, in patronage of the British government, en. monthly parts.

iitled "i Journals of two Expeditions of Mr. Grant, author of "The Great Me Discovery in North-west and Western Austropolis,” &c., has just completed for pub- tralia, during the years 1837-8-9, descriplication a new work," Lights and Shadows tive of many newly.discovered, impor. of London Life.”

tant, and fertile districts : with observa. A beautiful and embellished edition of tions on the moral and physical condition Foxe's “Acts and Monuments," is in of aboriginal inhabitants, &c., by Capt. course of publication ; the first volume Geo. Grey, Governor of South Australia. has just been produced.

In 2 vols. 8vo, with upward of fifty illus. A new edition, illustrated by fisty wood trations, &c. cuts and five steel engravings, of Mrs. Maxwell's Wanderings through High. Hall's “Sketches of Irish Character," lands and Islands of the North, being 2d with additions, &c., in 1 vol. 8vo.

series of Wild Sports and Legendary An interesting work is in preparation on Sketches ; 2 vols. the plan of Mr. and Mrs. Hall's “ Ire. Field and Fireside ; or, Lady's Year. land," founded on a series of personal book and Mirror of the Month : 30 plates. surveys of the English counties, com. English Hclicon of 10th Century, with menced during the year 1841, under the embellished title ; 1 vol.; by T. K. Hervey: title of “ England, its Scenery, Resources, Sporting Almanac and Oracle of Rural and Condition,” &c.

Lise, for 1842 ; 12 plates. By R. B. Davis. Sır Uvedale Price on the Picturesque, The beautifully embellished work, Life with an Introductory Essay on the Origin of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, 3 vols., of Taste, and much original matter by Sir with splendidly engraved portraits, battle Thomas Dick Lunder, Bt., with sixty scenery, maps, plans of battles, &c. beautiful plates, in 1 vol. 8vo, is announced The Battles of the British Navy, from for early publication.

the Norman Conquest to the present time, The lovers of " glorious mirth” will be by Joseph Allen, Esq., author of “ Eng. glad to learn that Mr. T. Hood, the inimi. land's Wooden Walls," 2 large vols. with table punster of the day, has just present. numerous engravings, ed us with a new volume of his Comic Blackwood's Standard Novels, by Galt Annual” for 1842, with numerous illustra- and others, are in course of publication in tions by the author, Leech, &c.

monthly volumes, with illustrations by It is rumored in the literary circles, we Phiz, Cruikshank, &c.

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