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BIOGRAPHY.

The Lives of Edward and John Philips, Nephews and Pupils of Milton: including various particulars of the literary and political history of their times. By William Godwin. To which are added, Collections for the Life of Milton, by Jolin Aubrey, F. R. S. 1681, printed from the manuscript copy in the Ashmolean Museum; and the Life of Milton, by Edward Philips, first

Beauties of England and Wales.-This work being now nearly brought to a conclu-printed in 1694. Embellished with an orision, the publisher is extremely anxious the ginal likeness of President Bradshaw, and subscribers should, without further delay, two other portraits. 4to. 21. 2s. complete their sets, as he cannot, after the expiration of three months, from this date, promise to supply them with the numbers wanting. The Introduction promised in the original Prospectus, consisting of a Review of British, Roman, and Saxon History (and which may be bound with the first volume, or separately, at the option of the purchaser) is in great forwardness.

Memoirs of the Abbe Edgeworth; containing his narrative of the last hours of Louis XVI. By C. Sneyd Edgeworth. 8vo. 7s.

from the earliest periods of the Christian era to the present. By the Rev. W. L. Bowles.

TOPOGRAPHY.

Wm. Pitt, esq. late of Pendeford, is preparing for the press, a Topographical History of Staffordshire, compiled from the most authentic sources, and to form a large volume in 8vo.

TRAVELS.

Travels through Poland, Austria, Bavaria, Saxony, and the Tyrol, in the years 1807, and 1808, by Baron d'Uklanski, is in the press, and will be published in the course of the present month.

VETERINARY SCIENCE.

Mr. Blaine is preparing a new edition, entirely remodelled, with numerous alterations and important additions, of the Outlines of the Veterinary Art, illustrated by anatomical and other engravings.

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ANTIQUITIES.

The Antiquarian Itinerary, containing eighty-three highly-finished engravings; displaying the ancient architecture, and other vestiges of former ages in Great Britain; accompanied with descriptions. Vol. I. 8vo. 15s.; proof impressions, large paper, 11. 4s. No. VII. being the first Number of Vol. II. will be published on the 1st of July, price 2s. 6d.

The Political Life of William Wildman, Viscount Barrington: compiled from original papers, by his brother Shute, Bishop of Durham. 8vo. 6s. Royal 8vo. portrait, 12s. A few copies royal 4to. II. 1s.

DRAMA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Bibliotheca Anglo Poetica; or, a Descriptive Catalogue of a Rare and Rich Collection of Early English Poetry; in the possession of Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: illustrated by occasional extracts and remarks, critical and biographical,Royal 8vo. 11. 148.

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WORKS PUBLISHED.

It is particularly requested that the Prices of all articles intended for this department of the Literary Register may be carefully inserted in the Notices forwarded to the Literary Panorama Office.

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL ECONOMY.

Recent and Important National Discoveries of a New System of Farming, Feed-plete set of maps, compiled from the best ing Cattle, &c. at half the usual Expence.

8vo. 10s. 6d.

authorities, improved by valuable original documents, and embracing all the recent discoveries of circumnavigators and travellers. Imperial 4to. 41. 4s. half-bound.

A New Map of the World; exhibiting at one view the extent, religion, population, and degrees of civilization of each country; with numerous illustrative notes: by James Wyld. Printed on a large sheet of Columbier drawing paper. 7s. 6d.

HISTORY.

FINE ARTS.

The Principles of Practical Perspective. By Richard Brown. Royal 4to. 21. 2s.

Twelve Plates, by Stothard, Heath, &c. to illustrate Lord Byron's Poems; in 8vo. 30s.-foolscap 8vo. 18s.-proofs, 4to. 21. 25.

GEOGRAPHY.

Thomson's Atlas, No. II. This Number contains Scotland, British Isles, France, Turkey in Europe with Attica. 8s.

Neele's General Atlas; comprising a com

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from which last-mentioned epoch it is continued downward to the current time in the work entitled, The Parliamentary Debates, published under the superintendence of T. C. Hansard, Peterborough-court. Vol. 25, royal 8vo. 11. 11s. 6d. boards; or halfbound, Russia back and corners, and let tered, 11. 15s.

the Royal College of Physicians, London, Physician to the forces, &c. 8vo. 4s.

Observations upon the Bulam Fever, the disease which has of late years prevailed in the West Indies, on the coast of America, at Gibraltar, Cadiz, and other parts of Spain, with a collection of facts proving it to be a contagious disease. By William Pym, Esq. Deputy Inspector of Hospitals, late Superintendant of Quarantine, and President of the Board of Health at Malta. 8vo. 12s.

The Parliamentary Debates of the Session 1813-14 comprising full and accurate reports of the Speeches delivered; correct copies of addresses; Regent's speeches and messages; the most important parliamentary papers, petitions, and reports; the annual finance accounts; lists, indexes, &c. compiled under the superintendence of T. C. Hansard, Peterborough-court. 2 vols. royal 8vo. 31. 3s. boards; or half-bound, Russia back and corners, and lettered, 31. 10s.

A View of the Relations of the Nervous System in Health and in Disease; containing selections from the dissertation to which was adjudged the Jacksonian prize for the year 1813, with additional illustration and remarks. By Daniel Pring, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, and Surgeon at Bath. 8vo. 7s.

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MISCELLANIES.

A Historical, Political, and Moral Essay on Revolutions, ancient and modern. M. de Chateaubriand. 8vo. 12s.

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MATHEMATICS.

A System of Land Surveying and Leveling; wherein is demonstrated the theory, with numerous practical examples, as applied to all operations, either relative to the Fand surveyor, or civil and Military Engineer. By Peter Fleming, Land Surveyorings, and Civil Engineer. Illustrated by twentytwo copper-plates. 4to. 15s.

MEDICINE AND CHIRURGERY.

The Morbid Anatomy of the Liver; being an inquiry into the anatomical character, symptoms, and treatment of certain diseases which impair or destroy the structure of that viscus. Order I.-Tumours. Part II. On the varieties of the tubera diffusa. By J. R. Farre, M. D. In imperial 4to. illustrated by coloured engravings. Part II. 6s.

The History of the Small Pox. By James Moore, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of London, Surgeon of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards, and Director of the National Vaccine Establishment. With an engraved frontispiece. 8vo. 12s.

Medical and Surgical Remarks, including a description of a simple and effective method of removing polypi from the uterus, tonsils from the throat, &c. Likewise observations on the different modes of opening the bladder, in retention of urine, from obstructions in the urethra and prostrate gland. And a description of a more safe and effectual method of performing that operation: illustrated by Cases. By Edward Grainger, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and Surgeon to the Dispensary at Birmingham. 8vo. 9s.

Letters from France, written by a modern tourist in that country; and descriptive of some of the most amusing manners and customs of the French; with characteristic illustrations from drawings taken on the spot. By M. S. 8vo. 4s. sewed.

Kirby's Wonderful Museum; containing upward of twenty highly-finished engrav

Reflections on Fever; intended to point out the principles upon which a systematic and useful method of treatment might be established. By Robert Calvert, M. D. of

with well-authenticated, curious, and interesting facts. Vol. V. 8vo. 12s.

The Rejected Pictures, &c. with descriptive sketches of the several compositions, by some ci-devant and other Cognoscenti : being a supplement to the Royal Academy Catalogue of this year. To which are added a few of the secret reasons for their rejec tion. By a distinguished Member of the Hanging Committee. 8vo. 5s. 6d. sewed.

Liberty, Civil and Religious. By a Friend to both. 8vo. Ss.

The Literary and Scientific Pursuits which are encouraged and enforced in the University of Cambridge, briefly described and vindicated, with various notes. By the Rev. Latham Wainwright, A. M. F. S. A. of Emanuel College, in that University, and Rector of Great Brickhill, Bucks. 8vo. 4s. 6d.

A Catalogue of all Graduates in Divinity, Law, and Medicine, and of all Masters of Arts and Doctors of Music, who have regularly proceeded, or been created in the University of Oxford, between October 10, 1659, and October 10, 1814: to which are added the chancellors, high stewards, vice-chancellors, and proctors, from the year 1659 to 1814; the burgesses for the University, from 1603 to 1814; and the matriculations and regents, from 1701 to 1814. 8vo. 12s. sheets.

The Complete Time-Tables; exhibiting at one view the number of days from any particular date, exclusively, to every date, inclusively, throughout the year. Upon a

scheme new, simple, and accurate. By J. G. Pohlman, Author of Tables of Exchange with France, &c. 8vo. 12s.

NATURAL HISTORY.

Recreations in Natural History; or, Popular Sketches of British Quadrupeds: describing their nature, habits, and dispositions; and interspersed with original anecdotes. With seventy-four engravings on copper and wood, from portraits of living animals, painted by the first masters.

8vo.

21. Ss. Fine royal paper, with proof impres-versity, Aberdeen. 8vo. 12s.

sions, 31. 12s.

An Introduction to the Study of Conchology; including observations on the Linnean Genera, and on the arrangement of M. Lamarck, a glossary, and a table of English names. Illustrated by coloured plates. Samuel Brookes, F. L. S. 4to. Sl. 10s. large paper, 51. 15s. 6d.

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POETRY.

The White Doe of Rylstone; or, the Fate of the Nortons, a poem. By William Wordsworth. 4to. 14. 1s. boards.

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A Series of Questions upon the Bible; for the use of families and young persons: originally composed for Sunday schools. By the Rev. Edward Stanley, M. A. Rector of Alderley, Cheshire. 12mo. 3s. 6d. A separate key of reference to each verse, containing the answer, price Is. 6d.

Remarks on the Effusion of the Fifth Apocalyptic Vial, and the late extraordi

NOVEL..

A Tale, for Gentle and Simple. 12mo. 7s.nary Restoration of the Imperial Revolu. tionary Government of France. To which is added, a critical examination of Mr. Frere's combined view of the prophecies of Daniel, Esdras, and St. John. By G. S. Faber, B. D. Rector of Long-Newton, Durham, 8vo. 2s. 6d.

The Maze: a poem. 8vo. 9s.

De Rance: a poem.

ham, Vicar of Harrow.

By J. W. Cunning8vo. 6s. Poems, by Hugh Lawton, Esq.

4to.

11. 59.

Helga a poem, in seven cantos, with notes. By the Honourable William Herbert. 8vo. 123.

The Poetical Works, collected, of the Right Honourable Lord Byron. 4 vols. 8vo.

11. 85.

Ode to Desolation: with some other Poems. By Matthew Weld Harstonge, Esq. 8vo. 7s.

Sacred Sketches from Scripture History, containing Belshazzar's impious Feast, Jephtha, the Translation of Elijah, and other Poems. By Mrs. Henry Rolls, 8vo. 6s.

POLITICS.

The Speeches of the Right Hon. Charles James Fox, in the House of Commons. With an introduction, &c. 6 vols. 8vo.

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Bonapartephobia; or, Cursing Made Easy to the Meanest Capacity: a dialogue between the Editor of "The Times," Dr. Slop, my Uncle Toby, and my Father. Portrait, 1s.

Essays, Religious and Moral. 12mo. 7s. An Essay on the Doctrine of the Trinity; attempting to prove it by reason and demonstration: founded upon duration and space, and upon some of the divine perfections, some of the powers of the human soul, the language of Scripture, and tradition among all nations. By the Rev. James Kidd, A. M. Minister of the Chapel of Ease, Gil. comston, and Professor of Oriental Lan guages in the Marischal College and Uni

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A Manual of Instruction and Devotion on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper: containing, 1. Three sermons on the subject. 2. The communion service, with a few short notes. 3. Heads of self-examina tion. 4. Practical Instruction for young persons. 5. Select texts of Scripture classed for Meditation. 6. Prayers suitable for the occasion. By the Rev. John Hewlett, B. D. Morning Preacher at the Foundling Hospi tal, &c. 8vo, 5s.

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Foreign Literary Gazette.

AMERICA: UNITED STATES.

The American press is busily employed in reprinting almost every work of any reputation that appears in Britain. The language being the same, such undertakings are accomplished without trouble; and the curiosity of America being strongly directed toward the old country, a fair extent of sale is anticipated, with considerable certainty. We might insert many proofs of this: but it is not necessary. American Literature itself produces not many pieces, strictly original, which will be reprinted here.

Among the most considerable learned' undertakings, are A New Edition of Vander Iloogut's Hebrew Bible. Editio prima Americana, sine punctis Masorethicis. price

14 dollars.

Dr. Lardner's Credibility of the Gospel History, with the Jewish and Heathen Testimonies, &c. in 8 vols.

Archbishop New come's Greek Harmony of the Gospels, with select Readings from Griesbach.

AUSTRIA

Coach Glass desired cheaper.

The Emperor of Austria has proposed a prize of two thousand florins, to whoever, within the space of two years, should discover and disclose to government, a method of making with Glauber's Salts, or Soda, without the addition of potass, glass fit for the purposes of coach glasses, perfectly white, and which, in point of expence, should be considerably under the cost of that which is now made for the sanie purpose, in which potass is an ingredient.

FRANCE.

Long continued Journal.

The Connaissance des Temps, or Almanack of the Motions of the Heavenly Bodies, for the purposes of Astronomers, Navigators, &c. is always published (like our own Nautical Almanack) a year or two in advance. The volume for 1817 is already published; being the hundred and thirty-ninth volume of an Ephemerides, which amidst all the turbulence and vicissitudes to which France has been a prey, has suffered no interruption. This fact is equally honourable to science and to France. Trade-Corporations, and Companies, revival of, desired.

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It is usually thought, among us, in Britain, that institutions of Corporations VOL, II, Lit. Pan. New Series. July 1.

and privileged Companies however necessary and advantageous formerly, are at the present moment burdensome and hurtful. A different opinion is maintained in France, if we may judge from a lately published "Memoir on the necessity of re-establishing Masterships, Companies, and Corporations, as means of encouraging industry and commerce." This was presented to the Minister for the Interior under Louis XVIII. If any augury may be drawn from the appearance of such a pamphlet, and what it designed to accomplish, the manufactures and arts of France must be far behind those of Britain, generally speaking, notwithstanding all the gadocio vauntings of his amiable and punc· endeavours of the good king, and the bragtilious predecessor and successor.

Books rare, Catalogue of.

It may be useful to our British Bibliomaniacs, to notice a work in their line of study, not long ago published at Paris, enManual of the Bookseller, and of those who titled Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur; are fond of Books, by J. C. Brunet, jun. This is the second edition, and is enlarged by and various other notices: in 4 vols. ocmore than four thousand additional articles,

tavo.

This work contains, 1. a new Bibliographical Dictionary, in which the most valuable books are distinguished, the most useful works of their kinds, as well ancient as modern, their different editions, distinetions between their genuine editions and piracies, ancient books, books of prints, their prices as sometimes met with af sales, within the last forty years, and approximations to the prices of others, in booksellers' catalogues, &c. 2. A Table, or Catalogue Raisonné, in which the most useful works at moderate prices, are classed methodically: with other works. Such a catalogue cannot fail of being useful; not to the iterati only, but also to whoever is desirous of that instruction which books communicate.

adventures of Navigators and Travellers, Adventures, &c.-The most interesting extracted from ancient and modern narratives, by P. Blanchard. This work had been preceded by one adapted for youth. The value of a selection must at all times depend on the judgment of the selector: and on the skill exerted in abridging the the whole, or parts, of long accounts, in order to bring them within the reach of a due allowance of space, and cost. Among the histories contained in these two volumes are---that of the Seamen who wintered in Spitzbergen---that of Bontikoé--that of Selkirk, which gave to De Foe the Y

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hint of Robinson Crusoe---that of M. Follie, who was kept by the inhabitants of the Zahara---that of Woodward among the Malays---the shipwreck of Prentice, in the Isle Royale of Canada, a history little known, though very interesting. We notice this work, partly because there are a number of striking and entertaining accounts, not in common circulation, to be met with on the continent, which have not yet been translated into our language, though well deserving of that distinction. But in general, the adventures of our countrymen form important parts of such selections.

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The French people vindicated from the charge of inconstancy.

In 1808 the academy of Dijon proposed as a Prize Question-" Does the French nation deserve the reproach of fickleness, or versatility (légèrete) which it receives from foreign nations?" M. Le Moine was the writer who justified his nation, and whose work was crowned: he decided in the negative. Since that period, he has been employed in obtaining additional proofs in support of his decision. We cannot think that recent events in France contribute much to strengthen his opinion; for if the French nation has really changed its loyalty, it certainly must be charged to their légèreté.

M. L. acknowledges that the French are distinguished by vivacity and quietude; which, says he, are commonly taken for fickleness. Cæsar, Livy, Tacitus, reproach our ancestors with fickleness, -but unjustly. He admits the gaiety the gallantry-the sociability of the French-these have been mistaken for inconstancy. Whereas, the French have in all ages given proofs of their tience, their politeness, and their attachment to their laws and ancient habitudes. Even Montesquieu himself, according to this writer, has not done justice to French perseverance. The industry, and the agriculture of the French are highly praised;-their alacrity and perseverance in commercial enterprizes, notwithstanding the obstacles in France, to the exertions of industry. Their adherence to their religion-their magistrates ;-sciences, &c. In all these, says M. L. they are eminently steady. Would we could add our agreement with his opinion as to their politics!!

susceptible of forming different shades, either single or compound, applicable to thread, or to cotton thread, equal in solidity (or durability) to that called Indian red." The writers will be at liberty to disclose their process, or not. The Academy will determine from specimens, each weighing five pounds, at least. The prize is a gold medal, value 300 francs.

Green for dyeing, demanded.

The Imperial Academy of Sciences and Belles Lettres, at Rouen, has proposed for its Prize Question to be decided in the present year-"To find a green colour which is

The importance of such a discovery to our manufactures is well known; and the means taken by the French, in the center of their manufacturing district, de- ' serves not merely attention, but perhaps, imitation.

On the Beautiful, in the Arts. The beautiful in the arts has long been an object of research; and many attempts in-have been made to reduce it to principles and rules which may be expressed in terms. Whether this will ever be the fact, it is not easy to decide. It has engaged the pens of various artists, and of a still greater number of men of letters. An additional volume has lately appeared, at Paris, from the pen of M. Droz. This writer discusses pa-Music-it is, says he, first simplicity,the beautiful in Poetry, in Painting, in then variety,---then originality :---to which, he insists on adding, that every specimen of the beautiful must excite moral ideas. He defends this latter principle with much which might be put upon it; and which argument against the false interpretations might prove at once vexatious and degrading to the arts. He notices subjects inimical to the beautiful; and concludes by allusions to the means of producing the beautiful. The subject is confessedly difficult; and the power of reducing these principles to practice is not possessed by every one who desires it.

The “Garland :" or origin of the most splendid and valuable flowers cultivated in France, with their history'; by M. Malo, deserves notice; if it be only for the suitability of its title to its subject. But beside that, we are of opinion that a concise manual, describing the countries where such flowers are native, by whom introduced, and at what time; with particulars of their history, and properties, &c. would make a very entertaining book for young persons;-to which also their seniors might occasionally have recourse for instruction and gratification.

GERMANY.

Almanacks: Titles of.

Among other particularities of German literature, the titles given to their Aunual Almanacks, which are works containing

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