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Boccaccio, the Ferrara Bible, 51/ Boccaccio, La Ruine
des Nobles Hommes et Femmes, printed at
Bruges by Colard Mansion, 1476, 920/. Ditto,
La Louenge et Vertue des Nobles et Cleres
Dames (1493) et Le Rommant de la Rose (par
De Lorris et De Meung), 1493, in 1 vol., 210/.
Ditto, II Decamerone, folio (Venet.), 1471, the
first edition printed with a date (wanting five
leaves), 585/. Ditto, the second edition of the
Decamerone with a date, 1472,400/ De Bry's
Large and Small Voyages, original edition,
nearly complete, 1590-1634, 720/." The total
amount produced was 19,373/. 10s. 6d.
"Science Gossip" for December 10th an
The electric nounces that "with Siemens's machines and
ll8Ro*aihe Swan's lamps the meeting-room of the Royal
Society. Society and the approaches thereto are now
lighted by electricity." It is also stated that "the
The Java process of shaving the bark of the chinch inchona.' *
chona, which was introduced into Darjeeling by Dr. King, has proved a decided success. The bark renews itself perfectly within about a year, and the trees do not appear to have suffered the least check." And mention is made of Prof. Robert Grant's record of his observations "on the pressure of the wind on the night of NovemStormat ber 21 st and the morning of the 22nd at Glasgow. QlasgOw Tne wincl pressure of the time of
the greatest intensity of the storm was 48 lb. on
two thousandth volume.
the square foot. Dr. Grant has no hesitation in saying this was the most violent storm that had visited Glasgow for at least twenty years."
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge had until July confined its publications of foreign translations to versions of the Bible and Knowledee' Prayer Book. The Athenceum of December 17th states that the Foreign Translation Committee "is now empowered to publish any works which it may think conducive to the spread of Christian knowledge."
The two thousandth volume of Baron Tauch- • nitz's "Collection of British Authors" is announced on December 24th to "be published on Tuesday next by Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston & Co. This volume, written by Mr. Henry Morley, was specially designed by the Baron as a memorial of the progress of his remarkable series. It is entitled 'Of English Literature in the Reign of Victoria, with a Glance at the Past.' The volume is preceded by a very interesting introduction, occupying no less than forty pages, of 'facsimiles of the signatures of authors in the Tauchnitz edition, photographed from their correspondence and agreements with Baron Tauchnitz.' "*
* Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz founded the Tauchnitz printing and publishing business in 1837, under the style of Bernhard Tauchnitz, to distinguish the new firm
Dr. Raleigh. 'Alexander Raleigh: Records of his Life,' edited by Mary Raleigh, is reviewed on the 31st of December. He was a well-known minister among the Independents, and held in high esteem. "His purity of purpose and elevation of character raised him above the oppressive atmosphere which too often stifles the leaders of
a sect In politics he agreed with his party
without taking an active share in party politics. 'We are first Christians,' he said,'then Englishmen, then Dissenters '; and it was characteristic of the man to add, 'To be the third is little else than pain and grief to us.'" Obituary, The obituary of 1881 included Mr. Henry
I o2> I.
O'Neill, author of 'Sculptured Bronzes of Ancient Ireland'; Dr. Humphrey Lloyd, the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin; Mr. Arthur O'Shaughnessy, the poet, author of 'Epic of Women,' 'Lays of France,' and 'Music and Moonlight'; the Rev. David Liston, formerly Professor of Hebrew in the University of Edinburgh; Mrs. S. C. Hall; Mr. John Gould, celebrated for his ornithological works; Mr. William Ellis, well known for his efforts to extend the teaching in schools of political economy in its more distinctively social aspects,
from that of Karl Tauchnitz. The publication of the "Collection of British Authors" was commenced in 1841, and now numbers 2,500 volumes.
and author of 'Aids to the Young in their Efforts at Self-Guidance'; the Rev. Moses Margoliouth, distinguished for his acquirements in Hebrew literature; Mr. James Tennant, who throughout his life had been connected with the trade of mineralogy, and at his shop in the Strand had a very large collection of specimens (he was for many years the Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at King's College); Mr. James Spedding, well known for his edition of Bacon and his crusade against publishers; Mr. Ernest Seyd, an ardent and able advocate of a bi - metallic currency; Mr. Thomas Constable, the well-known Edinburgh printer, and the author of a life of his father, Archibald Constable, which included reminiscences of the elder Constable's relations with Sir Walter Scott; Mr. Frederic Ouvry, who had for twenty years filled the office of treasurer to the Society of Antiquaries, and was elected president on the death of Lord Stanhope; the Rev. Henry Octavius Coxe, the well-known head of the Bodleian Library; Dean Stanley; Mr. Samuel Sharpe, the Biblical scholar, aged eighty-three; George Borrow, author of 'Lavengro' (on the 13th of August Mr. A. Egmont Hake gives his 'Recollections of George Borrow,' and two articles, ' Reminiscences of George Borrow,' by Mr. Theodore Watts, appear on the 3rd and
Ioth of September) ; Dr. Hill Burton, the historian of Scotland; Mr. E. J. Trelawny, who was the friend of Shelley, and author of' The Adventures of a Younger Son ' and ' Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron,' reissued in 1878 as 'Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author'; Mr. Richard Wright Procter, who was prominent amongst Lancashire authors as the narrator of events which took place in Manchester many years ago, and whose most recent works were 'Manchester Streets' and ' Bygone Manchester'; Mr. Henry J. Adams, the senior partner in the house of Adams & Sons, publishers of Bradshaw's guides; Mr. Thomas Baines, who wrote 'The History of the Commerce of Liverpool' and 'Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present'; and Mr. Grenville Murray, author of 'The Roving Englishman,' and one of the most brilliant journalists of the day. 1882. The year 1882 opens with the announcement that " Baron Tauchnitz has made an acceptable New year's ne\v year's gift of a handsomely bound copy of
gift from . .
Baron the two thousandth volume of his series of Tauchnitz. £nglish b00ks to each of the authors whose works are contained in it."
'Memories of Old Friends. Being Extracts Caroline Fox. from the Journals and Letters of Caroline Fox, of Penjerrick,' edited by Horace N. Pym, is the subject of the first review. "The persons chiefly