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•-* Gentlemen and Publisher! who have works in the press, will oblige the Conductors of the Jlclectic Review, by sending information(post paid,) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works ; which they may Jtpend upon being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plan.
"Proposals nre issued by Boydell anil Co., Mr. Wilkie, and Mr. Burnet, lor publishing by Subscription, an F.nfrilving from the celebrated Picture of tire Blind Filler painted by Mr. Wilkie, to be engraved in the line manner by Mr. Burnet; the size to be 24 by 11> inches; it is intended to publish the Print in as short a time as the nature ■of such engraving will admit of, and to deliver the prints in the strict order of subscription.
An English gentleman lately escaped from France has in the press a Picture of Verdun; being an interesting statement of every circumstance: connected with the detention of our countrymen: —this work contains an account of their arrestation, detention at Fontainblcau and Valenciennes, confinement at Verdun, incarceration at Bitsche; amusements, sufferings, indigencies granted to some, acts of extortion and cruelty practised on others, characters of General and Madame Wirion, list of those who have been permitted to leave or who hare escaped from France, occasional poetry by Mr. Concannon, Bir William Cowper, &c. and anecdotes of the principal Detenus.
At press, a chronological Account of the Commerce of England from the Restoration, to 1810, distinguishing the "Years of War. By George Chalmers, Esq. F. R. S. A. S. to be pasted on a board to hang up, or in a case for the pocket, 3s. 6tt.
A third and last volume of the Temple of Truth, is in the press, under the title of Additional Studies, and may be expected in the course of the present month.
A new edition of Dr. Henry's CheiriWtry is in the press. As the late grand discoveries of Mr. Davy have wrought extraordinary changes in the science, the present edition will extend to two volumes, and may be considered almost as a new work.
A new edition of the translation of Eulef ^Elements of Algebra, torrectctf
and enlarged, will appear in the course of this month.
Preparing tor the press (by permission) and will be published in next October term, Cambridge Problems, used in the Senate-house from 1801 to 1810 inclusive; properly arranged and corrected; taken from the Cambridge University Calendar.
John Turner, Esq. of the Middle Temple, is preparing a new work on Conveyancing, to consist of a collection of modern precedents with notes and illustrations, and a practical introduction on the language and str uct ure of conveyances.
Lord Kenyon will very shortly publish his Sentiments on the Roman Catholic Question.
Speedily will be published in quarto, Philosophical Essays; by Dngald Stewart, F. R. S. Ed." Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh.
Preparing for publication, the Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, (commonly called the Persian Prince) in Asia, Africa, and Europe during the years 1799, 1800, 1801 and 1802. Written by himseli in the Persian language, and translated by Charles Stewart, Esq.
Mr. Michael Fryer, Secretary to the Biistol Literary and Philosophical Society, has issued proposals for publishing by subscription, "A General History of Mathematics from the earliest Ages till the close of the eighteenth century, extracted chiefly from Montucla, Hsestner, Bailly, Bossut, and others." It is intended to publish this work in three octavo volumes, which will be divided into five parts. 1. History of Mathematics from their origin till the destruction of the Grecian empire. 2. History of Mathematics among the Eastern nations; viz. the Arabs, the Persians, the Jews, the Indians, and the Chinese. 3. History of Mathematics among the Latin and other Western nations-, until the commence
merit of the seventeenth century. 4. History of Mathematics during the seventeenth century. 5. History of Mathematics during the eighteenth century.
Mr. George Cumberland, of Bristol, has in the press two volumes of Original Tales. He is also preparing for publication a work with sixty plates, on the Principles, of the Composition of the Ancients.
Mr. George Chalmers has in the press a new edition of his Estimate of the comparative Strength of Great Britain, corrected and continued to the present times.
He is also superintending a new edition of Natural and Political Observations and Conclusions upon the State and Condition of England, 1696, by Gregory King, Esq. Lancaster Herald; to which he has annexed a life of the author.
Dugdale's Antiquities of Warwickshire is About to be printed in two folio volumes, illustrated by nearly two hundred engravings.
Dr. Nathan Drake has in the press in four octavo volumes, the Gleaner, consisting of essays from scarce or neglected periodical papers, with an introduction and notes.
Dr. Stock's Life of Dr. Beddoes is in the press. It -will comprise an analytical account of the doctor's numerous writings both published and unpublished.
Dr. G. H. Toulmin, of Wolverhampton, has in the press, Elements of the Practice of Medicine; in which an an attempt will be made to give that important subject the interest of a practical science.
Nearly ready for publication, under the patronage of the Very Reverend the Dean of Westminster—Two highly finished Engravings of the Interior of Henry the Seventh's Chapel, combining precision of perspective representation with that species of effect most characteristic of this celebrated and interesting specimen of florid Gothic, on a scale sufficiently large to admit of much detailed architectural information; from: original drawings by John Morton, Junior.
The Rev. William Beloe, has put to the press the fifth volume of his Anecdotes of Literature.
Joseph Harpur, LL.B. has nearly ready for publication, an Essay on the Principles of Philosophical Criticism applied to Poetry.
In a few days will be published, irl octavo, a new edition of an Inquiry into the Divine Missions of John the Baptist, and Jesus Christ; so far at they can be proved from the circumstances of their Birth, and their Connexion with each other. To which are prefixed, Arguments in Proof of the Authenticity of the Births of John and Jesus, contained in the two first. Chapters of the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke. By William Bell, D.D. Prebendary of St. Peter's, Westminster.
Mr. Carlisle's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is expected to appear in a few days.
Dr. Williams has ready for the press a new and enlarged ed.tion, in two vols. 8vo. of his Essay ou Divine Equity and Sovereignty, the fir.-t edition of 1809 having been for some time out of print. . ■'
Art. XXIII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
Illustrations of the Lives and Writings of Gower and Chaucer. Collected from authentic Documents. By the Rev. H. J. Todd. M.A, F.S.A. With a portrait of Chaucer, copied from the illuminated manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, in the possession of the Marquis of Stafford, and with engravings of the Tombs of Gower and Cbaucer as they n«w stand. 8vo. 15s. A few copies are printed in quarto, on a size similar to the Oxford Edition of the Canterbury Tales, Price 31. 2s, in boards.
The Life of Torquato Tasso; com-, prising a historical and critical account of his writings. With incidental notices of his literary contemporaries. By John Black. With portraits, 9 vols. 4to. 31. Js. boards.
The Life of Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambrai; compiled, from original manuscripts. By M. L. F. De Bausset, formerly Bishop of Alois, &c. &c. Translated from the French, by William Mudford. Embellished with an elegant Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo. 18s. boards.
The Life of Fenelon, Archbishop or
Cambrai, author of Telemachns, ice. post 8vo. 7s.
An Introduction to the Linnaean Classification of Plants; illustrated by engravings j to which is added a Glossary, and the Latin terms of Linnaeus with the corresponding English words. 3y Henry VVyburd. 12urio. 5s.
The Elements of Chemistry. By Thomas Thomson, M. D. F. R. S. E. Svo. 10s. 6d.
Greek Idioms, exhibited in select Passages from the best Authors with English notes and a parsing index. To which are added, Observations on some Idioms of the Greek Language. By tbe Rev. William Neilson, D. D. M. K. 1. A. 8vo. 5s.
A Practical Grammar of English Pronunciation, on plain and recognized principles, calculated to assist in removing every objectionable Peculiarity of Utterance, arising either from foreign, provincial, or vulgar habits; or from a defective use of the organs of speech; and furnishing, to pupils of all ages, the means of systematically acquiring that nervous and graceful articulation, which is the basis of a superior delivery; together with directions to persons who stammer in their speech, comprehending some new ideas relative to English prosody. By B. H, Smart, teacher of elocution and polite literature. 8vo. 9s.
Soirees d'Atitomnc ; ou, le Vice Puni, et la Vertu Recompensee; a l'lnstruction de la Jeunesse, et pour 1'Usage des Ecoles. Par Mademoiselle G. Bertholet. 12mo. 4s. 6d.
The Stream of Time, or Figurative Representation of Universal History, Chronology, and Biography brought into one Point of View. Translated from the German of Frederic Strass, and continued down to the present year, by W. Bell. Price 11.15s. coloured and varnished on canvas and rollers.
The County Annual Register, for 1809. The contents are arranged under the names of the counties to which they respectively belong, and the subjects classed under five general depart
ments ;—3. Public Business.—?. Criminal and Civil Jurisprudence.—3. Political Economy.—i. Chronicle.—5. Biography, royal 8vo.
MEDICINE AND CHIRURGERY.
The Annual Medical Review and Register for 1809, comprising a critical account of every publication relating to Medicine aud Surgery » hich appeared during that year together with a historical sketch of the discoveries and improvements in these and the collateral sciences within the same period; a report of the general state of health and disease in the metropolis; and a variety of miscellaneous intelligence. By a Society of Physicians, vol. IL Svo. 12s.
Observations on the Diseases of the Ai my in Camp and in Garrison. By Sir John Pringle, Bart. In one large volume 8vo. Price 12s.
Heroical Epistle from Death to Dr. Mpseley on Vaccination. With a Postscript on some collateral subjects. Price 2s. 6d.
A practical Essay on Cancer, being the Substance of Observations, to which the annua 1 prize for 180S was adjudged by the royal college of Surgeons, London. B y Christopher Turner Johnson, of Exeter, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of London, and of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh. Svo. 5s. 6d. •
An Attempt to vindicate the Practice of Vaccination, and to combat the Prejudices entertained against that beneficial Practice. By O. W. Barttley, Surgeon, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. Is. 6d.
Memoirs of George Barnwell. Derived from the most authentic source, and intended for the perusal and Instruction of the rising generation. By a descendant of the Barnwell Family, foolscap 8vo. 5s. 6d.
Flowers of Literature, the seventh volume, for 1808—9, embellished with portraits of the Rev. Dr. Mavor, Sir R. K. Porter, Miss Temple, Mr. Dimond, Junr. and Mr. Elphinstone; containing an interesting memoir of the Lives and Writings of the above popular authors. Also numerous Anecdotes, Narratives, Essays, &c. Calculated to amuse and enliven the imagination.
, To which is added, a view of literature for 1808—9. 12ino. 6s.
True Stories; or interesting Aneclotes ot young Persons; designed through the medium of example, to inculcate principles of virtu • and piety. By the author of " Lessons lor Persons in humble Life." 12mo. 3s. Cd.
Miscellanies, designed chiefly for the Benefit of Female Readers. By A. S. Hunter. 8vo. 5s. 6s.
Extracts from the Diary of a Lover of Literature, 4to. II. Is.
Ta Tsing Leu Lee; being the fundamental laws, and a selection from the supplementary statutes, of the penal code of China; originally printed and published in Pekin, in various successive editions, under the sanction
■ and by the authority of the several Emperors of the Ta Tsing or present Dynasty. Translated from the Chinese; and accompanied with an appendix, consisting of authentic documents, and
'a few occasional notes, illustrative of the subject of the work. By Sir George Staunton, Bart. F.R.S. 4to. 31. 3s.
Natale Solum, and other poetical pieces. By Joseph Brackenbury of . Bene't college, Cambridge, 8vo. 8s.
The Valentine, a poem on Valentine's day, with a poetical dedication to Mrs. Dorset, author of The Peacock at Home. By Edward Coxe, Esq. of Hampstead Heath. 8vo. 2s. Od.
The Pleasures of Friendship, a poem, in two parts. By Frances Arabella Rowdcn, crown 8vo. 7s.
Sacred Allegories; or Allegorical Poems, illustrative of subjects moral and divine; to which is added, an Anacreontic on the Discovery of Vaccination; with an epilogue to the same. By the Rev. John Williams, M. A. Curate of Stroud, Gloucestershire, fcp. Svo. 4s. Gd.
Constance de Castile; a poem in ten cantos. By William Sotheby, Esq. 4to. II. 5s.
Epistles on Women, exemplifying their character and condition in various ages and nations. With miscellaneous poems. By Lucy Aikiu. post 4to. 12s.
Vocal Poetry j or a select collection of English Songs. To which is prefixed a new Essay on Song Writing. By John Aikin, M.D. 8vo. Vs.
Dramatic and Miscellaneous Poems.
By John Joshua, Earl of Carysfort, Sic. K. P. 2 vols, crown 8vo. II. Is.
Sir Edgar. A tale, in two catitos, with Serious Translations from the ancients, and Merry Imitations of a modem. By Francis Hodgson, A.M. 8vo. lQs. 6rl.
Poems; consisting of the Mysteries of Mendip, the Magic Ball, Sonnets, Retrospective Wanderings, and other Pieces. By James Jennings. 12mo. 7>.
A Poetical History of England; wriu ten for the Use of the young Ladies educated at Rothbnry-house School.de. dicated to them by the Author. Part I. Svo. 1=. 6d.
The Poetical Works of Percival Stockdale. 2 vols. Svo. II. Is.
Poems, by George Townsend, of Trinity College, Cambridge. 8vo.' 10s. 6d.
The Influences of Sensibility ; a poem, in three parts, post 8vo. 4s.
Two Memoirs upon the Catholic Question; with an Essay upon the history and effects of the coronation oath, and also an Appendix. By John Joseph Dillon, Esq. of Lincoln's Inu, Barrister at Law, 4to. 10s. 6d.
An Account of the Origin, Progress, and Consequences of the late Discontents of the Army on the Madras Establishment. Svo. 8s.
A Short Letter to a Friend in the Country upon the Question of Reform and the Disturbances in the Metropolis. Is. Cd.
Advice to the Whigs; with Hints to the Democrats, and Cautions to the Edinburgh Reviewers. Is.
A View of the Brahmin ical Religion, in its Confirmation of the Truth of the Sacred History, and its Influence on the Moral Character; in a series of discourses preached before the University of Oxford in the year 1S09; at the Lecture founded by the late Rev. John Bampton, M. A. Canon ol Salisbury. By the Rev. J. B. S. Carwithen, M. A. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
Christ divided; a Sermon preached at the Triennial Visitation of the Lord Bishop of Lincoln at Grantham, in June 1809. By T. J. Middleton, D.D. Rector of Tansor in Northamptonshire and of Bytbam in Lincolnshire, and Prebendary of Lincoln. 4to. 3s.
The Accomplishment of Pnphecy in the Character ami Conduct of Jesus Christ. From the impressive treatise "on the Truth of the Christian Religion." By Jiimts Abbidie, formerly Dean of Killaloe, 12mo. 4s.
The Fall of David: a Sermon on 2 Samuel, chap. xi. ver. I. Preached at All-Saims Chapel, Bath, on Sunday the «h of March 1810. By the Rev. Lucius Coghlan, D,D. Is. 6d.
Lectures Preparatory to Confirmation: to which is atlded a Sermon on the Character of Hnzael; addressed -to young persons. 12mo. 2s.
Three 6ermons on the Jubilee, preached at Welbeck Chapel by the Rev. Claudius Buchanan, D.D. viz. the Mosaic Jubilee, the British Jubilee, and the True or Heavenly Jubilee; second edition; also the Star in the East, containing an account of the Jubilee celebrated by the Natives of India in commemoration of the event of their receiving the Gift of the Bible. Seventh edition, 8vo. 9s.
Remarks on the Version of the New Testament, lately edited by the Uni» tarians, with the title of " an Improved Version upon the Basis of Archbishop Newcome's New Translation, with a corrected Text, and Notes critical and explanatory," being a dispassionate appeal to Christians of various denominations on some of the first and most generally received doctrines of the JBible. By the Rev. Edward Nares, if. A. Rector of Btddenham, Kent; and author of Bampton Lecture Sermons for 1805, &c. 8vo. 9s. . The Works of the Re,v. Thomas Townson, D.D. late Archdeacon of Richmond, one of the Rectors of Malpas, Cheshire, and some time Fellow of St. jMary Magdalen College, Oxford. To which is prefixed an account of the author, with an introduction to the Discourses on the Gospels, and a sermon on the Quotations in the Old Testament. X,y Ralph Churton, M. A. Archdeacon of St. David's, Rector of Middlcton Cheney, Northamptonshire, and late Xeltaw. of Bray.cn-nose College, Oxford. With a portrait of the Author and two ether engravings. 2 vols. 8vo. 18s.
tish and Foreign Bible Society addressed to the Rev. Dr. Gaskin. By an old Friend of the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, 2s.
A Letter to the Rev. Christopher Wordsworth, D. D. in Reply to his Strictures on the British and Foreign Bible Society. By Lord Teigomoutb, President of the British .and Foreign Bible Society. Is,
A Letter addressed to the Rev. Dr. Wordsworth in Reply to his " Reasons for declining to become a Subscriber to the British and Foreign Bible Society." By William Dealrry, M. A. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Examining Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Bristol. Is. 6d.
A Letter to the Conductor of the Critical Review, on the Subject of Religious Toleration, with occasional Remarks on the Doctrines of the Trimly and Atonement. By Herbert Marsh, D. D. F. R. S. Margaret Professor of Divinity. Is. 6d.
Tbe detestable Nature of Sin, the substance of a sermon preached before the Sussex Mission Society at Lewes, Sept. 27, 1309, and published at their request. By John Styles. To which is appended an Account of the Society. 8vo. Is.
The characteristic principles of the Gospel illustrated and defended; a sermon preached for the benefit of the London Female Penitentiary, at the Rev. Dr. Winter's Meeting House, New Court, Carey Street, Nov. 26, 1809. By John Styles. 8vo. Is.
A Trip to Coatham; a watering place in the North Extremity of Yorkshire. By W. Hutton, F. A. S. S. embellished with engravings. 8vo. 9s.
A Narrative of a Three Years Residence in France, principally in the Southern'^"Departments, from the year 1802 to 1805. Including some authentic particulars respecting the early Life of the French Emperor, and a general Inquiry into his Character. By Anne Plumptre. Embellished with a whole sheet map of the French Empire, comprehending all the post-roads. 3 vols. 8vo. 11. Ilk, 6d.
A Letter, on the Subject of the Bri
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