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Art. XII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
'#* Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, to/7/ oblige the Conductors of the Eclectic Review, by sending Information (post paid) ofthe subject, extent, and probable price of such workt f "which they may depend upon being communicated to the Public, if consistent with its plan.
Mr. Bowyer, of Pall-Mail, is preparing for publication, under the express patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, a splendid illustrated Work on the late brilliant Campaign of Waterloo. It will be in folio, and will correspond with the illustrated record of the memorable Campaigns of Moscow,'Leipsie, anil France, in the years 1813 and 1814, which are publishing at the present moment. The plates are from drawings made on the spot by a distinguished ArtUt, consilting of views of Waterloo, Mount St. Jean, Belle Alliance, Hougomont, Quatre Bras, 8cc. &c. Also a View on a large scale of the Battle on the 18th of June, as it appeared at 7 o'clock in the evening, when the grand charge was made on the whole of tb« French line. This drawing it seems has been done under the immediate inspection of an Ofiicerwho was one of the Aid-du- Camps to the Most Noble the Marquis of Anglesey. Mr. Bowyer professes to have spared neither pains nor expence to produce for posterity a permanent memorial of British valour, generosity, and fortitude.
In the course of next month will be published, Part I. of an Historical Account of the Battle of Waterloo, by Mr. Mudford; accompanied with a series of splendid Engravings, (twenty in number,; illustrative of the country between Brussels and Waterloo.—The work will be printed in super-royal quarto, andhot-presscd. The Drawings from which the Plates are taken were all mad* upon the spot There will be a Map also, carefully laid down from actual survey, and exhibiting the exact positions of the different corps and divisions of the allied armies. The work •ill be completed in Four Parts.
The future parts of the new Edition of Sir William Dugdale's Monasticon, Mill bo conducted by John Caley, Esq. Keeper of the Augmentation Records, Henry Ellis, Esq. Keep of the MSS. in the British
Museum, and the Rev. BuUeley Bandenel, Keeper of the Bodleian Library at Oxford, the former sole Editor.
The Mirror for Magistrates, edited by Joseph Haslewood, Esq. with the various readings from all the preceding Editions, and numerous illustrative Notes, is now ready for publication. The impression is limited to one hundred and sixty copies, nearly the whole of which arc engaged.
Mr. Bliss has just published the Second Volume of the Athena; OxoniuDses, and proceeds to press with the third without interruption.
The Rev. R. Morehead is preparing a second volume of Discourses on the Principles of Religious Belief.
J. T. James, Esq. student of Christ Church, Oxford, lias iu the press, a Journal of a Tour on the Controent in 1813-14, .in a quarto vol. with plates.
Mr. Wm. West, of Shaftnbury, ispreparing a History of Cranborn Ciiace, fiom the reign of Henry II. to the prcsrut time; including an inquiry into the origin of the Chace.
Colonel Keatinge has in the press, Travels in Europe and Africa, in a quarto volume, with 34 engravings from drawings made by the author.
Mr. Field, barrister, has in the press, in a small volume, Shakspeare his own Biographer, containing particulars of the life of the poet, derived from an examination of his beautiful sonnets.
Mr. C. Taylor has two works in the press, a Treatise on Architecture, and on Landscape, each with fifty plates, and each intended to be publislied in four parts.
Mr. Sutcliffe, of Huddersfield, civil engineer, will soon publish a work particularly calculated to interest the mechanic, the manufacturer, the canalproprietor, the farmer, the corn-dealer, and the miller.
Captain Brown, of the Forfar militia, will soon publish, an Introduction to Conchology.
Harold the Dauntless, a poem in
two cantos, by the author of the Bridal of Triermain, will «oon appear.
Mr. Southey, poet laureate, is preparing a History of the late War in Spain and Portugal, which will form two quarto volumes.
The Rev. Joseph Fletcher's Lectures on the Principles and Institutions of the Roman Catholic Religion, will shortly appear, in one large 8vo. vol. price 8s. A third volume of Paris Chit Chat is in the press, and also a new edition of the preceding volumes.
Mr. Flindell, of Exeter, proposes to publish, in an octavo volume, the Political Tracts of the late patriotic Francis Gregor, Esq. of Trewartheuick, in Cornwall.
Mr. A. Jewitt, of Kimbcrworth, near Rothcrham, has in the press, Amusements of Minority, a selection of poetical pieces, embellished with engravings on wood.
Mr. Meadley, Author of the Memoirs of Algernon Sidney and Dr. Paley, is collecting materials for a Life of John Hampden.
Dr. George Edward Male, Physician to the Birmingham Hospital, has in the press, and nearly ready for publication, in octavo, an Epitome of Judicial, or Forensic Medicine, containing the Tests and Antidotes of Poisons; with Observations on Hanging, Drowning, Lunacy, Child-Murder, Abortion, &c. &c. A Work which has long been greatly wanted in the English Lauguage.
In the press, a new and large edition of Brown's (of Haddington) small Catechisms in Gaelic for the use of the Scottish Highlanders in Argyleshireand Ross-shire; also, a new edition of the Westminster Confession of Faith, in Gaelic, is ready for the press. A translation of this excellent work was made and published, by order of the Synod of Argyle, in the beginning of the last century, but this was in Irish Gaelic, and is now almost unknown: the present translation is made by a good Gaelic scholar, and in the dialect generally used in the West and North.
A Volume of Evangelical Sermons, by Mr. David Wilson, London, is designed for speedy publication; they were left in a state of preparation for the press. Dr. Colquhoun of Leith, designs soon to publish, a Treatise on the Law and the Gospel.
Mr. Allen hat in the press, a Work to be entitled, Modern Judaism, or
a brief account of the Opinions, Traditions, Rites and Ceremonies, maintained and practised by the Jews in modern times. ^
C. J, Metcalfe, Esq. is preparing for publication, anew Transition of a Selection of the Letters of Ganganelli (Pope Clement XIV.) to which will be prefixed a short Sketch of his Life; in one duodecimo volume.
Dr. Henning, of the Hot-Wei Is, Bristol, author of an Inquiry into the Pathology of Scrophula, is preparing for the press, a work on Pulmonary Consumption, which will be ready for publication early in the Spring.
Mr. George Woodley has in the press of Messrs. Michell and Co. of Truro, a Poem in twenty Books, intituled "Redemption," which has engaged the Author's periods of leisure for nearly ten years, and we understand is the last poetical work on which he intends to engage. Competent judges, to whose perusal various parts of the poem have been submitted, are unanimous in ascribing both^to the design and execution, a greater degree of praise than was attached to the "ChurchYard" of the same Author, of which the Reviewers spoke in favourable terms.—The typographical depart men. is proceeding in a stile of great neatness, and the poem (making two large 8vo. volumes) will be ready for delivery early in February next.
The Rev. Joshua Marsden, Missionary, has nearly ready for publication, a Narrative of a Thirteen Years' Mission to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Somer Islands: to which will be appended "The Mission." A Poem.
Mr. Sumner's Treatise on thcei.ia; and Attributes of God, to which the Premium of 4001. was adjudged at Aberdeen, is in the Press, and will be published in about a month, in 2 Vols. 8to. The First Volume relates principally to the historical Evidence of the Creation, derived from the Hebrew Records: the Second contains an Inquiry into the Principle of Population, its Effects upon human Society, and its Consistency with the Wisdom and Goodness of the Creator.
The Rev. Reginald Heber's Hampton Lectures will shortly appear in one 8vo. volume. Likewise, in one volume, Letters on the constrained celibacy of the Clergy of the Church of Roma. A Tour to Alet and la Grande Char.
trense.by Dom Claude Lancelot; with boine Account of the Monastery and Abbot Reformer of la Trappe; also, Biographical Sketches of the Abbe of St. Cyran, of Jansenius; and a brief View of the Institution of Port Royal. By Ma;y Anne Scliiimmlpenninck, Authotof Theo:y on the Classification of Beauty and Deloimity. A New Edition, considerably enlarged, in 2 Vol. crown 8vo. In the press.
Also, a Narrative of the Demolition of the Monastery of Port Royal des Champs, including Biographical Melritfirs of its latter Inhabitants. By Mary Anne Scimmelpenninck, Author of the preceding Work, &c.
Mr. Ackennan is preparing for publication a work drawn and engraved in imitation of Chalk in a very bold style, by Prout, representing the various characters of Boats, Barges, and rustic Cottages, designed to assist the young student in Landscape and Marine drawings. It will appear in eight monthly numbers in royal 4to.
The same publisher also announces a highly interesting and useful work under the title of Rowlandson's World in Miniature, which will consist of 12 numbers in royal 8vo. each to coutaiu five engravings of small groups of figures of every possible kind, for land* scape decoration. The ease and order with which Mr. Rowlandson composes his groups, promise high gratification to the lovers of landscape drawing and painting. The first number will appear on the 1st of February, and with the last will be given an instructive Treatise on Grouping.
Mr. Jobn Varley, the celebrated landscape painter, has nearly ready, a new System of Perspective, in which he has succeeded in simplifying that complex art in a very ingenious manner. It will be published in a few days by Mr. Ackermann.
The first number of the History of the Royal Colleges and Schools of Winchester, Eton, Westminster, St. Paul's, Christ's Hospital, Charter House, Harrow, Merchant Taylor's, and Rugby, some time since announced, has just been published by Mr. Ackennan. It will extend to 12 monthly numbers forming a handsome volume, as an Appendix to his History of the Uaiversitics of Oxford and Cambrdge.
A new edition, being the third, of Mr. Accum's useful work on the application of Gas to the purpose of illumination is in the press.
Cheetham's College and Christ's Church, Manchester. The first number of this Work may be shortly expected. It will be published in Quarto; and, it is conjectured, will not exceed Sis Numbers, at 10s. 6d. each: each Number to contain four or five Plates, engraved in the Line Manner, forming an interesting and copious History of these noble Foundations from their Origin to the present Period. Fifty copies only will be struck off on large paper, at 16s. each, with first Impressions of the Plates; and the whole will be strictly delivered according to Priority of Subscription.—The whole of the Drawings, with Specimens of the Engravings, may be sc«n at Mr. Ford's, Bookseller, Manchester, where Subscriptions are received, and Prospectuses may be had.
In the press, to be published in the course of the Spring, elegantly printed in imperial Quarto, illustrated by numerous Plates of Views, and other Embellishments, many of which will be coloured, so as to produce a Facsimile of the original Drawings: Fragments on Landscape Gardening and Architecture, as connected with Rural Scenery. By 11. Reptou, Ksq. assisted by his Son, J. Adey Repton, F.S.A.— Price Six Guineas to Subscribers.
In the press, the Veracity of tbe Evangelists Demonstrated, by a Comparative View of their Histories. Dedicated, by Permission, to the Bishop of Durham. By the Rev. Robert Nares, A.M. F.R.S. &c. In 12mo. Price 8s.
Also, The Connection between the Sacred Writings and tbe Literature of Jewish and Heathen Authors, particularly that of the Classical Ages, illustrated. By Robert Gray, D.D. Prebendary of Durham and of Chichester, Rector of Bishop Wearmouth, and Author of the Key to the Old Testament, &c.
A Treatise on Greyhounds, with Observations on the treatment and disorders of them, is in the pressMr. Booth has in the press, an interesting Treatise on Flower Painting, containing familiar and easy instructions for acquiring a perfect knowledge of the art: also directions for producing the various tints by G. Brook sbaw, Esq. The work will appear early in February, and will contain 23 Plates, including 12 to be accurately coloured from Nature.
Preparing for the press, an Historical and descriptive account of the Inquisition, as it has subsisted in different Countries, abridged from the elaborate work of Philip Limborck, Professor of Divinity at Amsterdam, and continued by extracts from subsequent writers, political reflections on its revival in Spain, and an .Historical Survey of the Christian Church from the earliest ages. In one volume octavo, with engravings.
The author of the Philosophy of Nature, has in the press, Amusements in Solitude, or the Influence of Science, Literature, and the liberal Arts, on the conduct and happiness of private Life. ,
M. Santagnello has nearly ready for publication a work on an entire new plan, entitled Italian Phraseology, intended to serve as a companion to all grammars. It will contain a collection of the most useful Phrases, with their various constructions explained by a uew method; a Series of Questions and Answers for the use of Travellers, a Collection of Proverbs, and a copious glossary of the most difficult words that occur in conversation.
The religious world will learn with satisfaction, that there is at this time in the course of preparation, a very fine painting of the Scite of Ancient Jerusalem, and the surrounding Country, as seen from the Mount of Olives at this period. This picture is from the pencil of an Artist of acknowledged talent and respectability, and is executed from the original drawings of his Son, who travelled in the East four years ago. The picture is painted in oil, upon canvas, one hundred and thirty feet in breadth, by eighteen feet in height. It is painted preparatory to the opening a Subscription for the publication of a Series of Engravings from the Painting, with appropriate descrip
tions, and will be submitted for a short time to public view.
In the press.—The Rev. William Bingley, F.L.S. has nearly ready for publication, a work in three volumes 12mo. entitled "Useful Knowledge; or a familiar account of the various productions, mineral, vegetable, and animal, which are chiefly employed for the use of Man." It is the object of this work, which will be illustrated by numerous figures, to comprize an account of the places whence, and the manner in which the most important articles of life are procured; the various modes adopted in preparing them for use, and the peculiar purposes to which they are respectively applicable. The arrangement is such as to comprise the minerals in the first, the vegetables in the second, and the animals in the third volume.
Mr. John Weyland, Jun. is about to publish in an 8vo. volume. "Tb« Principle of Population as affected by the progress of Society, with a view to moral and political consequences."
The second edition of Mr. Cottle's poem of Alfred having been out of print some years, a third edition, revised, is in the press, which will contain numerous notes, illustrative of the poem, and of the Saxon Era.
Mr. Jamieson, Author of the Treatise on the Construction of Maps, is about to put to the press, a work on Land Surveying and Topography, founded on principles strictly scientific, and extensively applicable in all the branches of the Practical Surveyor's business.
Shortly will be published by Booth and Co. in one volume 8vo. Price 8s. a Concise System of Self Government, on Scriptural and Rational Principles, by the Rev. J. Edmondson, Author of a volume of Short Sermons on Important Subjects.
Art. XIII. LIST OF WpRKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.Directions, for preparing Manure from Peat; and Instructions fur Foresters. 8ro. 2s. 6J.
*** The Directions for preparing Manure from, tfeat, may be had separate. Is. fid.
The Life of James the Second, King of England, kn. collected out of Mr moirs writ of his own Hand, together with the King's Advice to his Sou, a his Majesty's 1 Vill. Published by command of his Royal Highness the Pri
Regent, from the original Stuart Manuscripts which bad been carefully preserved at Rome in the Family of the Pretender, and are now deposited in Carlton House. By the Rev. J. S. Clarke, J 1. B. F.R S. Historiographer to the Ku>' , Chaplain to the Household, and Librarian to the Prince Begent. 1 vols. 4io. 61. 6s. boards. This work comprises the History of Great Britain and France, from the latter part of the Reign of Charles the 1st, to the close of King William's Reign.
Greek Testament, from Griesbach's Text, with notes from Hardy, Raphel, Kypke, Schleusner, Rosenmiiller, &c. By the Ret. Kdward Valpy, B.D. Master of Norwich School. 3 vols. 8vo. 21. 125. 6d. large paper 41.
EDUCATION AMD SCHOOL BOOIf.
A new and improved edition of Dr. OTiBthus Gregory's Astronomical and Philosophical Lessons, for the use of Schools. I'.'inii. 5*. brig.
Ovidii Metamorphoses Selectas, et io u.inn Scholarum expurgatae; cum notis Angii" >.. Bv the Rev. C. Bradley, A.M. 4s. 6d. bd.
A Selection of JEsop's Fables, with English Notes. To which are added, some English Fables, to be translated into Latin. By K. K. Barker, 2s. bound.
Clavis Virgiliana; or, a Vocabulary of all the Words in Virgil's Bucolici, Georgio, and AAieitl; in which, 1. Each word is marked with on accent, to direct the Pronunciation; and its Part of Speech, declension, conjugation, Sic. are distinguished according to Grammar. 2. The several Significations of each word are ascertained, as near as the nature of the English Langnage will admit. 3. These various Significations are reduced into proper classes; in a different and better manner than in any Dictionary extant. Compiled out of the best Authors on Virgil, by several Hands, in a Method entirely new; for the use of Schools, and the improvement <>f those who ^Te made but a small progress in the
jwledge of the Latin Tongue. 8vo. 6d. boards.
First Lessons in Latin; consisting of Selections in Latin Construing, and de
signed as an Introduction to Entropies and Phadrus. 12uio. 2s. 6d. bound.
An Introduction to Latin Reading; taken from the most approved Classical Authors, arranged in progressive Lessons from the more easy to the more difficult Rules in Syntax, according to the Eton Latin Grammar and Ruddimau'n Rudiments.—Adapted ^o the weakest capacity, by a Preparation of all the Lessons in Quantity, Etymology, aud Syntax.. By William Ballantine, Master of South Crescent Academy, Store-street, Bedford-square, lUmo. 3s. Jfd. bound.
Juvenile Pieces, in Prose and Verse, with Lessons for Spelling, and all the difficult Words in the Reading Lessons alphabetically arranged, with their Orthoepy in the opposite Column. la the Reading Lessons is introduced a new and simple Mark, intended to supply the Defects of the common Punctuation. By William Angus, A.M. Teacher of English, 12mo. 2s. bound.
Dedicated, by Permission-, to H. R, U. the Princess Elizabeth. Symbolic Illustrations of the History of England, from the Roman Invasion to the present Time, accompanied with a Narrative of the principal Events; designed more particularly for the Instruction of Young Persons. By Mary Anne Rundsll, of Bath. Author of the Grammar of Sacred History. 4to. SI. 2s. boards.
Practical Geography; in a Series of Exercises, illustrative of the Geography of all the Countries in the Civilized World: with twenty-five coloured Outline Maps, and a copious Appendix of the chief Places. By Miss Cleobury, of Nottingham. Designed for the Use of her Pupils, and adapted to Young Persons in general. Imperial 4to. II. lis. boards.
The New Geography; or, an Introduction to Modern Geography; in Question and Answer: compiled from the best Authorities, and containing the Arrangements concluded by the Congress at Vienna in the Year 1815. To which is annexed, a short Epitome of Ancient Geography, compared with Modern; with a Set of Miscellaneous Questions. By William Jillard Hort. 12nio. 8s. bound.
An Essay on a more efficient method of Classical Instruction inSls early stages, together with a statement of its practical application. By K, Keynes,' Blandford. J2mo. 3s. 6d.