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IRELAND, selected and edited by J. T. GILBERT, and photozincographed by Sir HENRY JAMES, Part I, royal folio, illuminated title and 45 facsimiles, from the most ancient and valuable MSS. of Irish execution now in existence, half morocco, £2. 2s Southampton, Ordnance Survey, 1874

Such a remarkable series of plates, accompanied by a competent introduction from the pen of Mr. Gilbert, must arouse surprise in many minds and help to modify existing notions on the subject of old Irish history. Here are specimens from the Domnach Airgid, a MS. of the fifth century, which there is fair evidence to show belonged to St. Patrick ; two from the Cathach Psalter of St. Columba, sixth century; one froin an ancient Gospel-book of the fifth-sixth century; two from the Book of Durrow, sixth century ; eleven from the Book of Kells, VI-IX century ; four from MSS. of the 7th Ceutury; eight from MSS. of the 9th ; fifteen from MSS. of the 10th, 11th and 12th. Many of these are interesting, not only as early biblical texts of rare Latin versions, but as palæographical monuments of the highest value ; others as exhibitivg ancient speci. meds of Gaelic, written at a time when the appearance of vulgar languages in MSS. was of extraordinary occurrence; and several as the finest and oldest examples of a magnificent style of Decoration peculiar at first to Ireland, but which was carried soon afterwards by Irish missionaries to

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Arabic. Nasar. Umdatu 'l- Akidat Ahl is-Sunnat wal Jama'at : Pillar of the Creed of the Sunnites, &c. Arabic, by Cureton, 58

1843 A small but important Treatise of Scholastic Theology by a great jurist and doctor who lived in the latter part of the thirteenth century. SHAHRASTANI (Abú ’l-Fath Muhammad). Kitabu Milal wa Nihal : Book

of the Religious and Philosophical Sects, in Arabic, edited by Cureton, 2 vols. in 1, sd. 30s

1842-6 This great work, an exposition of the doctrines of many creeds, was composed A.H. 521, and is one of the most valuable productions of Arabic literature. Its high importance at the present time, when the study of old creeds and mythologies is so universal, may be estimated from an abridgment of the contents. It comprises an account of the Mussulmans and all their numerous sects; the Jews ; Christians and their sects; Magi, Zoroastrians, Manichwans, and other claimants of revealed religion ; Sabeans; the Hermetic philosophy ; the Greek Philosophers and their schools, froin Thales to Porphyry; the system of Muhammadan doctors, especially Avicenna ; the pre-Islamite religion of Arabia ; Brahminism, Buddhism, and the other religions of India, concluding with an account of Hindn philosophers.

Persian. JAMI, Salámán u Absál, an Allegorical Romance, edited in Persian by Falconer,

4to. 108 ---- Tuhfat ul Ahrár, the Gift of the Noble, in Persian, edited by Falconer, 4to. 108

1818 Jami's name, as one of the great ornaments of Persian poetical literature, is enough to recommend the study of his poems. MIRKHAND, History of the Atábeks of Syria and Persia, Persian, by Morley, plates of Coins, 12s

1848 This is portion of the celebrated Rauzat us Safá, the greatest historical work in the Persian language,


MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS NIZAMI, Makhzanu 'l-Asrar : Treasury of Secrets, a Poem by Nizami, in Persian, edited by Bland, 108 6d

1814 Nizami, a more ancient poet than Jami, is at least equally famous and eminent. There may be less embellishment in his language, but it is probably of greater philological interest.

Sanscrit. MAHA VIRA CHARITA, History of Rama, a Sanscrit play by Bhatta Bhavabhuti, edited by Trithen, royal 8vo. 15$

1818 The first and only edition of one of the finest productions of the old Italian drama. SANHITÁ of the SAMA-VEDA, in Sanscrit, by Stevenson and H. H. Wilson, roy. 8vo. 128

1843 Max Müller has published the Hymns of the Rig Veda, Weber those of the White Yajur : here are the Hymns of the Sama Veda (the Book of Psalms and Chanted Liturgy), which is not the least important of the great books that bear the name of Veda.

Syriac. ATHANASTUS, Festal Letters of, discovered in an ancient Syriac version, and edited by Cureton, facsimile, 10$

1818 This publication excited considerable interest and discussion amongst the learned, but the final result has been to confirm the general estimate of Dr. Cureton's great learning. EUSEBIUS on the Theophania, or divine manifestation of Christ, Syriac, edited by Lee, 158

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1829 Ali Hazin, written by himself, edited from two 3. Macarius, Patriarch of Antioch, Travels Persian MSS. and noted with their various

of, written by his attendant Archdeacon, Paul Readings, by F. C. Belfour, 8vo. 88 6d 1831 of Aleppo, in Arabic, translated by F. C. 11. Memoirs of a Malayan Family,

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1830 Demonology, by J. Callaway, 8vo. 68 1829 | 15. The Life of Hafiz ul Mulk, Hafiz 8. Hatim Tai, the Adventures of, a Romance, Rehmut Khan. Written by his Son Nuwab translated from the Persian, by Duncan Forbes, Must'ujab Khan Bahadar; and entitled Gul. M.A. 4to. 208

1830 istan-i-Rehmut, from the Persian, by Elliott, 9. Ali Hazin, the Life of Sheikh Mohammed 8vo. 48

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Peshdádian Dynasty to the Conquest of 19. Algebra of Mohammed Ben Irán by Alexander the Great, from the l'ersian,

Musa; Arabic and English, edited and i entitled the Rauzat-us-safa, with Notes and translated by F. Rosen, 810. 88 1831,

Illustrations, by D. Shea, 8vo. 68 1832 20. Firdusi. Sbab Nameh of the Persian Poet!

| 29. Customs of the Women of Persia, Firdusi, translated and abriilged in Prose and Verse, with Notes and Illustrations, by

į and their Domestic Superstitions, translated Atkinson, 8vo.


from the Original Persian Manuscript, by J. 21. Sadik Isfahani, Geographical

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1832 Works of; Arabic and Persian, trans. by J. 30. Tuhfat-ul-Mujahidin; a History of C., from Original Persian VISS, in the Collec- the First Settlement of the Mohammedans tion of Sir W. Ouseley, the Editor, 8vo. 8s' in Midlabar, and of their subsequent Struggles

1832, with the Portuguese, translated from the 22. Tezkereh el Vakiat; or, Private Arabic, by Lieut. M. Rowlandson, 8vo. 48 Memoirs of the Moghul Emperor Humayun.

1833 Written in Persian by Joulier. Translated, 31. Alfiya ; ou, La Quintessence de la Gramby Major C. Stewar?, 1to ss

1832 maire Arabe : Ouvrage de Djemal-eddin 23. Siyar-ul-Mutakherin; a History of

Mohammed, connu sous le nom d'Ebn Malec. the Mahomedan l'ouer in ludia during

Publié en Arabe, avec un Commentaire, par the last Century, by Jiir Gholam Hussein

Silvestre de Sacy, 8vo. hs 6d Paris, 1834 Khan. Revised from the Translation of Haji 32. Evliya, Travels in Europe, Asia, Mustafa, and collated with the Persian Ori and AFRICA, in the Seventeenth Century,

ginal, by Briggs, Vol. 1. 8vo. 118 6d 1832 translated from the Turkish by J. von Ham24. Hoei Lan Ki;or, l'Ilistoire du Cercle de mer. 2 vols. 4to. in 1, £1. 48 183-1-56

Craie. Drame en Prose et en Vers; traduit 33. Description of the Burmese Em du Chinois, et accompagné de Notes. Par pire ; compiled chiefly from Native DocuStanislas Julien, 8vo.

18321 ments, by the Rev. Father Sangermano ; and 23. San Kokf Tsou Ran To Sets; ou,

translated from his MS. by W. Tandy, 4to.

128 611 Aperçı Général des Trois Royaumes, traduit

1834 de l'Original Japonais-Chinois, par Klap.

34. Annales des Empereurs du Jaroth, (5 Maps) 8vo. and 4to. 128 1832

pon, traduites par M. Isaac TITSINGH.

Ouvrage revu, complété et corrigé, sur l'Ori. COREA.- To the Editor of the Times.

ginal Japonais Chinois, accompagné de Notes Sir,- In the current number of the Edinburgh

et précédé d'un Aperçu de la Histoire MythoReview there is an article on “ Corea,” in 1 logique des Japonais, par Klaproth, 4to. which I find it stated (p. 300) that “with the


1835 exception of some scanty notices collected by 35. Architecture of the Hindus, by the earlier Jesuit inissionaries in China, and Ram Raz, Native Judge and Magistrate at by writers such as Kæmpfer and Siebold in

Bangalore, 48 plates, royal 4to. 1834 Japan, no published accounts of the geograply or constitution of the Corean kingdom are 36. Harivansa; ou, Histoire de la Famille in existence." I have met with similar state de Hari; Ouvrage formant un Appendice du ments elsewhere. I should be obligerl, there Mahabharata ; et traduit sur l’Original Sanfore, if you would permit me to call attention scrit, par A. LANGLOIS, 2 vols. 4to. through your columns to a work written by a £2, 16s

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Esq. 4to. 88

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Joshua Ben Meir, the Sphardi, Translated In 1856, after visiting Corea, I found Rinsi from the Hebrew, by C. H. F. Bialloblotzy, fee's book of great use in drawing up a paper

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1837 on the subject, which I read before the Hong- 39. The Political and Statistical His. kong branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.

tory of Gujerat, translated from the PerI am, Sir, yours, &c., sian, by J. Bird, 8vo.

1835 Southsea, Nov. 2, 1873. S. BEAL, M.R.A.S.

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derived chiefly from other Puranas, by H. H. Wilson, 4to.

1840 This work is, without comparison, the

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the Mohammedan Dynasties in stands in the same relation to Oriental Litera

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in the Adventures and improvisations of The story of the Frantic Lover and the

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1812 hammad Nizam ud-Din of Gandja, called

56. IBN KHALLIKAN’S BiograNizami, who died A. H. 599. There is hardly phical Dictionary. Translated from the one greater name than his in the poetical Fasti Arabic by Baron Mac Guckin de SLANE, now of Persia, " and Hafiz thus speaks of him :

completed in 4 vols. 4to. sd. £4.43 1842-71 Not all the treasured store of ancient days - the same, LARGE PAPER, 4 vols. roy. 4to. Can boast the sweetness of Nizami's lays.'” sd. £5.58

1842-71 'The manner in which the translation is The THIRD and the FOURTH volumes of executed, in graceful English verse somewhat either state are sold separately. in the style of Lalla Rookh, bears out the high This was the first general Biographical reputation of Mr. Atkinson as an elegant Eng Dictionary in the Arabic language; and it lish writer and an accomplished Persian scholar. remains a wonderful testimony to the learning, 44. Oupanichats extraits des Vedas, tra

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1839 of its entire literature) and may be read in conOriental Translation Fund-continued. vexion with Max Müller's philosophic history, | Greek, and Latin, and an English translation as an illustrative work superior to whatever else of the Syrian text, copious Notes, and introhas yet been achieved. We possess the Vaidik duction by W. Cureton, royal 8vo. 258 1849 Hymns translated in literal fashion by Wilson, 65. Makamat; or Rhetorical Anecdotes of Langlois, Max Müller ; the admirable frag Abu'l Kasem al Hariri, of Basra, translated ments from the Mahabharata and the Rámáyana into English Verse and Prose; and illustrated by Dean Milman ; the Sacontala by Sir Wil with Annotations, by Preston, 8vo. cloth, 20s liam Jones, and some versions from the pen of

1850 Professor Wilson. But most of those produc 66. Avesta, the Religious Books of the tions are rather scholarly labours than spirited Parsees, from Professor Spicgel's German poetical transcripts; and the reader who wishes translation of the original MSS. by Bleeck, to gain some knowledge of the riches of San 3 vols. in 1, 8vo. cloth, £1. 58

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