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of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works ; which they may depend on being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plun.
reader, treats his subject with that naiveté The Memoirs of John Lord de Joinville, só characteristic of the period to which this Grand Seneschal of Champagne, written indefatigable translator has devoted his laby himself, and translated by Thomas bours. Johnes, of Hafod, Esq. M. P. are on the Mr. George Bennet, who is recently reeve of publication. They contain a History turned from the continent, has in the press, of Part of the Life of Louis XI. King of and in a state of great forwardness for pubFrance, surnamed St. Louis, whose con- lication, a work to be entitled, “A view of temporary and friend Joinville was, as the present state of Poland,” which couutry well as his comrade, in all his wars. An he lately visited. It is to contain a deaccount of that King's Expedition to Egypt scription of the face of the country its in the year 1248, is included in these vo- villages, towns, $c. and a particular aclumes. They contain many historical facts count of the peasantry, their persons, not noticed by other Historians, and exhibit dress, and political condition; comprising a picture of the times to which they refer. also, some account of the customs and manMr. Johnes has added the notes and dis- ners of the Poles, with a cursory view of sertations of M. Ducange, together with the changes which have taken place conse the dissertations of M. Le Baron de la quent upon the dismemberment of their Bastie on the Life of St. Louis, and of M. country. L'Eveque la Ravaliere, and M. Falconet, on 'Dr. Charles Fothergill is now engaged in the Assassins of Syria, from the “ Memoires preparing a work for the press, which can de l'Academie de Belles Lettres et Inseriptions scarcely fail to excite very great interest. de France.” This is the second of the old With a view of clearing up some doubtful French Historians which has been submitted points in the zoology of Great Britain, in to the Hafod press in an English transla- the course of last spring he made a voyage tion.
to all the northern isles, comprehending The Chronicles of Monstrelet, who took the Orcades, Shetland, Fair Isle, and Fulda, up his history from the year 1400, where and, remained amongst them during the that of Froissart ended, and brought it greatest part of the year, employed in the down to 1467, will be the next work in investigation of their natural history, antithe series edited by Mr. Johnes, and rang- quities, state of their agriculture and fisheing after Froissart, forming a necessary ries, political importance, manners, cuscontinuation of those interesting and popu- 'toms, condition, past and present state, &c. lar chronicles. Monstrelet gives a copious &c. a general and particular account of . and authentic account of the Civil Wars which will shortly be given to the public, between the Houses of Orleans and Bur- accompanied by maps and numerous engundy, the occupation of Paris and Nor gravings ; containing the fullest and most mandy by the English, the expulsion of the compleat description that has yet been latter, and other memorable events both in published of those remote and hitherto negFrance and other countries. We under- lected regions, stand that the translation of the first vo- Mr. Clapham has nearly ready for pub. luine is finished, and that by great good lication a Selection from Skelton's Sermons. fortune it has escaped that calamity which Mr. Bicheno has in the press a second happened at Hafod, on Friday the 13th of edition of his “ Restoration of the Jews,” to March.
· which he has prefixed a brief History of Mr. Johnes, has also just finished The that singular People. He is also about to Travels of the Lord de la Brocquiere, Es- publish a Supplement to his “ Signs of the quire, Carver to Philippe le Bon, who re Times," with an Answer to Mr. Faber's turned from Jerusalem to France overland, Objections in 'the second edition of his about the year 1435, and reduced the ac- Dissertation on the Prophecies. . count of his journey to writing, by com- A third volume of the Evangelical Preachmand of the Duke his master. This au. er is preparing for publication. The formthor, little, if at all, known to the general er two volumes of this work have been fa. VOL. III.
vourably received by the religious of all de- copies of established authority. A concise nominations. This volume, like the prece- account of Morley's Life will be prefixed to ding, is collected from detached pamphlets, the work. pow rarely to be met with.
Sig. Giuseppe Lanza, Sen. has issued : Proposals have been printed for publieha proposals for printing by subscription, a ing by subscription, Conciliatory Animad. Treatise on Singing, containing the necesversions on the Controversies agitated in sary instructions for all descriptions of stu. Britain, under the unhappy Names of An. dents, from children of five years old to the tinomians and Neanomians. By Herman most advanced in the science. The price Witsius, D. D. Price 4s. in boards, to be to subscribers, one guinea and a half; to paid for on delivery. Faithfully translated pon-subscribers, two guipeas. The work from the Latin, and accompanied with will be published as soon as there are four notes, by Thomas Bell, Jate minister of the hundred subscribers. gospel in Glasgow.. The translation and Mr. Bunting, of Belfast, has announced, notes, have been revised by four eminent that he will short y publish the second ministers in Scotland, who unite in cordial- part of the Collection of the Ancient Music ly recommending it to the public, viz. of Ireland.. Rev. Messrs. Brown of Whitburn, Brown of To be published by subscription, res. Gartmore, Dick of Glasgow, and Graham of pectfully dedicated (by permission to the Calton.
Right Hon. Lady Frances Harpur, Dr. Next month will be published, in two Watt's Divine and Moral Songs for Chileditions, (fine and commun) a new work,en- dren, set to Music in a familiar style, as titled, “Christian Classics,” containing Solos, Duettos, and Trios, with an Accomselections from the best moral and religious paniment for the Piano forte, by B. Ja. writers.
cobs, Organist of Surrey Chapel. This It is proposed to publish by subscrip. work will comprise thirty-six pieces, and tion, a print, to be engraved by Anthony be delivered to subscribers at ten shillings Cardon, Esq. from the original painting, by and sixpence;. but no money will be reRichard Westall, Esq. R. A. representing' ceived till the delivery of the book. the most affecting Farewell of Mrs. Shaw to The Eloquence of the British Senate, her Husband, as described by that poet in or Select Specimens from the Speeches of his celebrated monody. The size of the the most distinguished Parliamentary print to be seventeen by twenty inches. Speakers, from the beginning of the reign The price, one guinea; proofs, and prints of Charles I, tu the present time, with in colours, two guineas. Half to be paid biographical, critical, and explanatory at the time of subscribing, the remainder on notes, in two octavo volumes, will appear the delivery of the Print, which will cer- in a few days. tainly take place, at Christmas, 1807. A very interesting work, by a member
It is also designed to publish, as a com- of the University of Oxford, will speedily panion to the above, a print from the much appear in three volumes, under the title admired character of Pidelia, as described of “ Oxoniana," consisting of anecdotes in the 449th pumber of the Spectator. It and facts relative to the colleges, libraries, will be engraved by Louis Schiavonetti, Esq. aud establishments of Oxford, with exThe same size (seventeen by twenty tracts from, and accounts of, the curious inches) as the drawing by Mr. Westall, and unpublished manuscripts with which that subject to the same conditions as the form- university abounds; accounts of celebraer print, Either print may be purchased ted members, professors, &c. So as to separately.
comprize a history of the rise and proA print from the beautiful cabinet pic- gress of that ancient seat of learning. ture of the Processiou of Chaucer's Pile Mr. Southey is preparing for publication grims to Canterbury, painted by Mr. Sto- two volumes of Poems and Miscellaneous thard, and lately exbibited, is to be engra. Essays, by the late H. K. White, of Camved in the line manner, by Mr. William bridge; a most excellent and admirable Bromley.
- man, whose genius bade fair to have placed Mess. Clementi propose to publish by him in the first rank of English Poets. rubscription, the Canzonets and Madri. The work will be accompanied with a Life gals of Thomas Morley, Mus. Bac. Ozon of the Author, and will be embellished with 1588. The work to contain in one ve his portrait and four other platés. lume twenty Canzonets for three voices, The Military Annals of Revolutionary and twenty Macirigals or four voices, care France, from the beginning of the last fully arranged from several manuscript Was to the end of the present Year 1807,
will be published by subscription, in four Persian Professor, Captain Charles Stewart, large volumes, quarto, by the author of and a Descriptive Catalogue, explaining “The Revolutionary Plutarch,” &c. &c. the subject of each volume, memoirs of the assisted by a general officer, and by other author, &c. formed of its contents. Since eminent military characters. Besides that gentleman's arrival in England, and maps of the countries which have been the appointment to the East India Company's theatres of war, and plans of encamp- college at Hertford, he has revised the ments, sieges, and battles, these volumes work, and added an appendix, containing will be embellished with portraits of all the specimens in the Persian language (accomcommanders-in-chief, and of every other panied by a translation) from the principal general who during the above period has authors quoted in the catalogue, rendering been admired for genius or talents, or re- it not only a useful book to the oriental probated for errors or incapacity. Sub- student, but desirable by every person wishscription, twelve guineas.
ing for information on such subjects, or cu. Dr. H. Robinson, of Edinburgh, has rious of knowing the nature and extent of Dearly ready for publication, Discourses Mohammedan literature, which, it must be on the Nature of Inflammations, and the remembered, had arrived at a great degree History, Theory, and Cause of the Venereal of splendour when Europe was overcast with, Disease; and he will also shortly publish a ignorance and barbarism. For the conve. work on the Natural History of the Atmo- nience of foreigners, to whom the English sphere.
letters may not give the exact pronunciation Dr. Hamilton, of Bury St. Edmunds, will of an original word, the titles of the books publish in the course of next month, Ob- will be also printed in the Arabic character. servations on theltility and Administration The work is now in the press, and will conof Digitalis in Hydrothorax and Consump- sist of from 250 to 300 pages. As only a tion.
small number of copies will be printed, Mr. Malcolm has lately sent a new work persons wishing for it are requested to make to the press, under the title of “ Histo- an early application to Messrs. Longman rical Anecdotes, illustrative of the Chari. and Co. where a specimen of the book may ties, Manners and Customs, Eccentricities, be seen. Religious and Political Dissentions, Popu Mr. Thomas Hope has in the press & lar Tumults, Amusements, and Dress of the work entitled Household Furniture and Inhabitants of London, during the Eighteenth Decorations, executed from designs by himCentury, with a general Review of the Do- self; it will consist of Perspective and Gemestic and Ecclesiastical Architecture, ometrical Views of apartments, with their Sculpture, &c. &c. now extant in the Me- Chairs, Tables, Sophas, Candelabras, Chantropolis of Great Britain." In order to deliers, Tripods, &c. &c.' render the work as intelligible and com. An octavo edition will soon be published plete as possible, numerous prints are to of Mrs. Carter's Translation of Epictetus. be introduced in classes, particularly un- A new edition of the British Essayists, in der the article of dress, which will be pro. forty-five volumes, is now in the press, gressively delineated from 1700 to 1800. Do. This work, a very large impression of which mestic architecture, from the earliest date was published so tate as 1803, is nearly in London to the present time; sculpture, out of print. The editor has made conşias exhibited in inonuments for the dead, derable alterations and additions to the in the same manner with specimens of the historical and biographical prefaces; and fronts of churches, steeples, altars, pulpits, the Looker-on will be added to this new edi fonts, &c. and picturesque sketches, calcu- tion, by a different arrangement of the lated to give the general character of volumes, but without increasing their numstreets and places in and round the metro. ber. polis.
In the press, and speedily will be publishThe Oriental Library of the late Tippoo ed, in three volumes, 1?mo. The World Sultan, which on the capture of Seringapa- of Fashion ; with illustrations, scandal, his. tam, was preserved entire, and consists of tories, and characters. Written by Alfred 9,000 volumes of Arabic, Persian, and Hin- Allendale, Esq. M.P. F.R.S. F.S.A. doostanee manuscripts, was shortly after LL. D. &c. that event conveyed to Calcutta, and depo- Mr. Olinthus Gregory, A. M. of the sited in the College of Fort William, where Royal Military Academy, has now in the it much facilitated the labours and pursuits press a Translation of the Abbé Haüy's vaof the professors and students of those lan- luable work, entitled, Traité Elementaire de guages. This library was, in the year Phisique, with notes, historical, illustrative, 1805, minutely examined by the Assistant and critical. The translation which will make two handsome octavo wolumes, will Scholia, from the Toxnleian and Harleiani be published in a few weeks; and in con- transcripts, with short notes, will form the junction with Mr. Gregory's Treatise on third volume; and a fourth volume will conAstronomy, and his Treatise of Mechanics, tain the text to the Odyssey with various (a new edition of which is just published) lections, to be introduced by fac-siiniles of will constitute a complete course of Natus the characters and descriptions of the reral Philosophy, including every important pective MSS. engaged in the service of the discovery of modern times.
text; to which will succeed a small volume The new edition of the English Poets, of Scholia, chiefly from MSS. with short which has been in the press for some time, notes, a dissertation upon the genuineness is now in a considerable state of forwardness. of Od. S2, a collation of the pp. of Ed. Rom. This collection embraces, not only the series Bas. of Eustathius, with the omissions of the published by Dr. Johnson, but also as much latter, and application of the Digamma to of the ancient poets, from Chaucer to Cow the remains of Hesiod. ley, as appear necessary to illustrate the The new edition of the Biographical D Crise and progress of English poetry. Dr. tionary is in a considerable state of advanceJohnson's series will also be brought down ment, and will probably be extended to to the present time, by the addition of our eighteen volumes. So copious are the admost popular authors, from Lyttleton to ditions and alterations, that this edition, in Cowper. The lives of the poets not included many respects, may be considered as a new in Dr. Johnson's collection, are written by work. Besides the addition of several Alexander Chalmers, Esq. F. S. A. The thousand lives of persons of literary merit, last volumes will contain the best English of all nations, a regular series of references translations, by Pope, Dryden, &c. &c. will be given throughout the whole; a la
S. E. Bridges, Esq. has a small volume bour which, although it has delayed the of Poems in the press, which will appear in work for some time, will add greatly to its the conrse of next month.
utility. A short Latin Poem on the battle of Tra An octavo edition of Dr. Jortin's Life of falgar, with an English prose translation, Erasmus, under the superintendance of will be published early in this month; . Drs. Raine and Henley, will be published
In the press, The Groans of the Talents, shortly. or Private Sentiments on Public Occur. A life of George, Morland, embellished rences; in a series of Poetical Epistles from with twelve elegant sketches, by Dau, will Ex-M-n-st-rs to their colleagues, most shortly appear. wonderfully intercepted: to which are added, An editiou of the Life of Dr. Beattie, by Notes, critical, explanatory, and edifying. the late Sir William Forbes, in octavo, will
The Rev. Thomas Kidd, of Trinity Col- shortly be published. . lege, Cambridge, proposes to publish a new The Rev. John Wool has nearly ready edition of the Iliad and Odyssey ; of which, for publication, a second volume, in quarto, in the Iliad, the Townleian Codex, aided by of Biographical Memoirs of the late Rev. the Marcian MSS. and a faithful collation of Dr. Joseph Warton : with a selection from the Harleian copies, 'will form the ground- his Poetical Works, and a Literary Corwork. It is intended at present, to insert respondence between Eminent Persons, the Digamma in the text, on the authority left by him for publication. of the great Bentley, whose unpublished pa- Mr. Mackenzie, of Huntingdon, is prepers on the Iliad and Odyssey will, through paring for the press, Memoirs of the Life the kind permission of Trinity College Cam and Writings of Calvin, accompanied with bridge contribute to enhance the value of Biographical Sketches of the Reformation, this edition. The body of variations from comprized from the Narrative of Theodore the Vienna, Breslaw, and Moscow MSS. Beza, and other Documents, published by professors Alter and Heyne, Lieut. Collins will soon publisli, in a duas well as those gleaned by a re-examinati- odecimo voluine, Voyages in Portugal, on of the MSS. consulted by Barnes, will be Spain, Italy, Asia Minor, Egypt, &c. classed according to their respective nierits from 1796 to 1801. under the text, and incorporated with an Proposals are circulated for publishing accurate collation of the first, second Alo by subscription, dedicated by permission dige, first Strasburgh, and Roman editions; to John Soane, Esq. R. A. an Architectural the peculiarities also of the venerable docu- and Scientific Investigation of the Cathedral ment dispersed through H. Stephani Thesau- Church of St. Paul, London, illustrated by Tus Ling. Gr. will be specified in th ir pro• Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Parts at per places. "I'he text of the Iliad, with the Large, from'actual measurement; with an variations, will be given in two volumes, oc- Essay on the Life, Writings, and Designs tavo. A supplement to the Villoisonian of Sir Christopher Wren, by James Elmes, Architect... To collect, in one view, the throughout the whole of those magnificent most valuable parts of his greatest work, structures, our national cathedrals, a corthe Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London ; responding mode of pourtraying their ar. to trace its history, and, to supply what is chitectural beauties and peculiarities, with wanting relative to the biography of this that adopted in the proposed publication of distinguished man, are the main objects the Cathedral of Canterbury, should its of the present work. The introduction will plan and execution be found sufficiently decontain various matters relative to the sub- serving encouragement to promise support ject : as a brief account of the several edi- in so expensive and arduous an undertakfices that have stood on the site of the pre- ing. sent church; with their revolutions, de- Mr. Bewick, of Newcastle upon Tyne, structions, and subsequent re-erections : ac- who has so highly gratified the public by his counts of Sir Christopher Wren's works, Graphic delineations of the Animated World, architectural, mathematical, &c. with such is at this time engaged on a series of Ennotices of his public and private life as the gravings of British Vegetables useful in diet, author has been able to collect from the medicine, and the arts. The letter-press of following sources: the Transactions of the the work to be written by that industrious Royal' Society; the public libraries of and zealous botanist, Di, R. J. Thornton, Oxford and London : Records in the Board Two editions will appear, in royal and demy of Works; scarce and valuable publicati- octavo, corresponding with the quadrupeds, ons, contemporary and later; and private birds and fishes of Mr. Bewick; and the · information. An appendix will contain typography will be executed in the best
copies of such original documents as are style, by one of the new Stanhope presses., cited in the body of the work.
. , SPAIN. : Proposals for publishing by subscription, under the patronage of His Grace the Arch
A Voyage Pittoresque of Spain is announced bishop of Canterbury, a series of Tivelve
in the gazette of that kingdom. It will Perspective Views in Aquatinta, of the In
consist of sixty or seventy numbers, each terior and Exterior of the Cathedral Church
containing six plates, and the whole formof Canterbury, are circulated by Mr.
ing four very large folio' 'volumes. The Charles Wild. The plates, measuring 12
plates will be executed by the most skilful inches by 10, will be printed on the best
masters of Madrid and Paris. The Spaatlas quarto paper, accompanied by two
nish text will be composed by Father Roxas, plans, of the structure at large, and of the
a religious Augustine: a corresponding undercroft, on a scale of one inch to 21
French text will be prepared and edited feet, and by a descriptive letter-press, by
by M. Alexander Laborde, who is associated printed in a suitable style of elegance.
with the Spanish editor, in this very exSubscriptions will be received, one half al tensive and magnificent undertaking. The the time of subscribing, and the other on price of each number will be 80 reals on the delivery of the work in the month of good paper: 130 reals on fine vellum paper. Jupe next. Price in boards, three guineas;
HUNGARY. proof impressions, four guineas and a half; " M. Körösi, á Wallachian by birth, has coloured impressions, five guineas. The published an Ortographia Latino-Walachica. order of subscription will invariably regu- A literary Hungarian Gazette is lately late the delivery of the impressions ; and indertaken at Pesth: it is intended for those in colours will be tinted with the Hungary only. closest possible adherence to general effect, Many other works on theology, morals, from sketches made on the spot.
education, &c. have lately been published It may not be deemed irrelevant to inti- in this language, to which very great atmate the author's, intention of pursuing teution is now paid.
AR'r. XXXI. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
following list, as information respecting it may not have reached us :-the
AGRICULTURE. .. Improvement. By John Middleton, Esq. View of the Agriculture of Middlesex;with 4d Edition revised, 8vo. price 12s in boards. Observations on the means of its Improve
I . BIOGRAPHY. ment, and several Essays on Agriculture in The Life and Writings of Mr. Tanner, of general. Drawn up for the consideration Exeter, by Dr. Hawker, D. D. with Mr. of the Board of Agriculture and Internal T.'s Portrait, 8vo. 55,