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Botany.
CLARKE (C. B., Superintendent of the Calcutta Botanic Garden) Com-

melynacea et Cyrtandraceæ Bengalenses, royal folio, 95 fine large plates,

with accurate structural details and descriptive text, bds. 20s Calcutta, 1874

Very few of this learned and valuable Botanical work have come to England and Europe, and none have gone yet to America.

Commelynaceæ is Englished Spiderworts.

Cyrtandraceæ is Englished Gesnerworts, i.e. by Lindley : but as none of either of these grow in England or in Europe, these English terms convey no meaning to most Englishmen. st might be better to call the Cyrtandraceæ Gloxinias.

The book contains life-sized figures with descriptions of all the species of Spiderwort and Asiatic Gloxinia known to inhabit Bengal. The book was published by C. B. Clarke, who has elaborated the whole Order Commelynacea for the forthcoming volume of Monographs published by Alphonse and Casimir De Candolle. The figures of several of the rare specimens were drawn by a Bengali artist from the living plants in their native jungles, under the superintendence of C. B. Clarke. ELWES'S (H. J.) Monograph of the genus LILIUM, complete in 7 parts,

impl. folio, two maps, photograph, and 48 superbly COLOURED plates of every known species of LILIES, engraved by FITCH, often two species on one plate, stitched, £6. 68

Privately printed, 1880 Only 250 copies were issued for subscribers.

The Author, by great energy and at vast expense, brought together ALL THE KNOWN SPECIES OF LILIES. In this book, in which they have been most elaborately drawn from nature by Fitch, he says:

“I have procured living plants of every species, and have had under cultivation in my “own gardens every known species of Lily."

The text is thoroughly scientific, and is written with assistance from Mr. J. G. Baker and Sir Joseph D. Hooker, Royal Gardens, Kew. Most elaborate reviews have appeared in the Journal of Botany and the Gardeners' Chronicle.

Endogenous Plants : Agaves, Pine-Apples, Plantains and Paims. SQUIER (E. G.) TROPICAL FIBRES : their Production and Economic

Extraction, 8vo. 16 plates, cloth, 4s 6d New York, Scribner, 1861 Hitherto very rare. “No person from northern latitudes can long reside in tropical countries, particularly in tropical America, without being struck with the number and variety of endogenous plants, such as agaves, pine-apples, plantains, and palms, which form a characteristic and, to northern eyes, a novel feature in every landscape. If of an observant and inquiring turn of mind, the traveller will soon be brought to reflect on the economic value of these plants, and their thousand useful applications in supplying human wants. He will discover that they not only furnish staple articles of food, oil, and refreshing as well as intoxicating drinks, but also that they are the productive sources of valuable fibres, of every degree of fineness and strength, and fit for the most delicate tissues as well as for the strongest cables." TODARO (A.) Hortus Botanicus Panormitanus, sive Plantæ Novæ vel

Criticæ, quæ in Horto Botanico Panormitano coluntur, descriptæ et iconibus illustrata, folio, price per part, 108

Palermo, 1876-? To be completed in 48 parts, forming 2 vols. folio. Fifteen parts are now published. Each part contains 2 coloured plates, besides Text. Now ready, only 250 copies printed and nearly out of print, 2 vols., foolscap 4to. xii and 450 pp. vii and 412 pp. with 116 cuts of Printers' Marks, Facsimiles

of Block-Prints, Portraits of Printers, etc.- Half morocco, price £5,58 A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTING,

WITH NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS.
COMPILED BY E. C. BIGMORE AND CHARLES WYMAN.

VOL. 1.-A TO L. VOL. II.-M TO S. In February, 1873, a preliminary intimation of this work was published. Various other notifications were issued from time to time, until the actual production of the first instalment in January, 1876, in The Printing Times and Lithographer. In this publication it has ever since appeared monthly, and is still being continued.

BRITISH MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS.

I. ANTIQUITIES., 1 THE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GREEK INSCRIPTIONS in the

· British Museum, edited by C. T. NEWTON, part I, Attika, edited by the Rev. E. L. Hicks, folio, visi and 160 pp. 3 plates of the

Ground-plan, Sections, and Details of Erechtheion, bds. £1. 1874 2 COLLECTION (The) of Ancient GREEK INSCRIPTIONS in the British

Museum, part II, edited by C. T. NEWTON, folio, plates, bds. 20s 1883

The first part, published in 1874, contains the Inscriptions found in Attika. The second part, now published, contains those from the Peloponnese, Northern Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, the Kimmerian Bosporos and the Islands of the Greek Archipelago. The third part will contain the Inscriptions from Prienė, Ephesos and Iasos. 3 Description of the Ancient Terracottas, by T. Combe, 4to. £1. 11s 6d -Large Paper, £2. 128 6d

1810 4 DESCRIPTION of the Collection of Ancient Marbles by Taylor

Combe, E. Hawkins, and C. R. Cockerell, 11 vols. in 7, 371 fine engravings, 1812-61-Description of Ancient Terracottas by T. Combe, 40 plates, 1810—together 8 vols. 4to. (pub. in bds. at £26. 183), half russia, uncut, top edges gilt, £15.

6 vols.

- in the BRITISH MUSEUM, by Taylor Combe, E. Hawkins, and C. R. Cockerell, comprising the Townley Collection, the Elgin Collection, and the Phigalian Marbles, 10 parts or vols. 1812-45—Description of the Collection of ANCIENT TERRA Cottas in the British Museum, 1810— together 11 vols. in 6, royal 4to. LARGE PAPER, over 200 proof plates (published in boards at £33. 158 6d), £20.

1810-45 From the library of Sir Robert Peel. This is one of the finest works ever published on Ancient Sculpture. 6 Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum, 2 vols. 8vo. 108 ; fine paper, 158

1870 7 Tablets and other Egyptian Monuments, from the Collection of the Earl of Belmore, folio, 15s

1843 8 Inscriptions in the Cuneiform Character, from Assyrian Monuments, discovered by A. H. Layard, D.L.C., folio, £1. 18

1851 9 THE CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTIONS OF WESTERN ASIA.

Prepared for publication by Maj.-Gen. Sir H. C. Rawlinson, K.C.B., assisted by E. Norris, Vol. Î, folio, £1.

1861

— Vol. II, folio, £1. 1866 11

- Vol. III. Prepared for publication by Major-General Sir H. C. Rawlinson, K.C.B., F.R.S., &c., assisted by George Smith, Depart. of Antiquities, fol. £1.

1870 12

– VOL. IV: RAWLINSON (Sir Henry C.) Selections of the Miscellaneous Inscriptions of Assyria, edited by GEORGE SMITH, impl. folio, 70 lithographed sheets

1875

- Vol. V, part I, plates, 1-35, 108 6d

1880

1884

14 THE CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTIONS OF WESTERN Asia, Vol. V, part II,

plates 36-70, 10s 6d “ The five volumes of the .Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia,' from first to last, form a splendid thesaurus, the like of which has never been published in any country of the civilized world."-Atheneum, September 6th, 1884. 15 Inscriptions in the Phænician Character, discovered on the site of

Carthage, during Researches by Nathan Davis, Esq., 1856-58, fol. £1. 58

1863 16 Inscriptions in the Himyaritic Character, discovered chiefly in Southern Arabia, fol. 16s sheets; £1. 48 boards

1863 17 Inscriptions in the Hieratic and Demotic Character, fol. £1.78 6d 1868 18 Assyrian ANTIQUITIES, Guide to the Kouyunjik Gallery, 12mo. pp. 190, 4 autotype plates, sd. ls 6d

1883

218

II. COINS. 19 Catalogue of the Anglo-Gallic Coins, by E. Hawkins, 4to. £l. 48 1826 20 CATALOGUE OF THE GREEK Coins, Vol. I: ITALY, 8vo. many hundred woodcuts, cloth, £1. 58

1873 CONTENTS :-Etruria, Umbria, Picenum, Vestini, Latium, Samnium, Frentani, Campania, Apulia, Calabria, Lucania and Bruttii.

-~- Vol. II: SICILY, edited by R. S. • Poole, 8vo. full of woodcuts, cloth, 218

1876 — Vol. III: The Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Moesia, Thrace, etc. by Barclay V. Head and Percy Gardner, edited by R. S. Poole, 8vo. numerous woodcuts, cloth,

1877 - Vol. IV: the Seleucid Kings of Syria, by Percy Gardner, edited by R. S. Poole, 8vo. 28 plates, cloth, 108 6d

1878 - Vol. V: MACEDONIA, etc. by Barclay V. Head, edited by R. S. Poole, 8vo. map and woodcuts, cloth, 258

1879 - Vol. VI, TAESSALY to AETOLIA, by P. GARDNER and R. S. POOLE, 32 plates, representing about 500 coins, 158

1883 - Vol. VII, THE PTOLEMIES, Kings of Egypt, by R.S. POOLE, 32 plates, about 250 figures, 158 1883

"These volumes contain a Catalogue of the Coins ... arranged according to the system of Eckhel.

“ The metal of each coin is stated, and its size in inches and tenths. The weight is given in English grains of all gold and silver coins and of all copper coins of known denominations. Tables for converting grains into French grammes and inches into millimètres, as well as into the measure of Mionnet's

scale, are placed at the end of the volume.”-R. 8. Poole. 27 CATALOGUE OF ORIENTAL COINS, by 8. L. and R. Poole, Vol. I:

the Coins of the Eastern Khaleefebs, 8vo. 8 plates, cl. rare 1875

- the same, Vol. II: the Coins of the Mohammedan Dynasties, Classes III-X, 8vo. 8 plates representing nearly 100 figures, cloth, 12:

1876 29 - the same, Vol. III: Cuins of the Turkumán Houses of Seljook, Urtuk, Zergee, etc. 8vo. 12 plates of about 150 Coins, cloth, 128

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BRITISH MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS—continued. 30 CATALOGUE OF ORIENTAL COINS, by S. L. and R. Poole, Vol. IV:

The Coinage of Egypt (A.H. 358-322) under the Fatimee Khaleefehs, the Ayyoobees and the Memlook Sultans, 8vo. 8 plates, representing nearly 200 Coins, cloth, 125

1879 - the same, Vol. V: Coins of the Moors of Africa and Spain; and the Kings and Imáms of the Yemen, by S. L. Poole, edited by R. S. Poole, 8vo. 7 plates, cloth, 98

1880 - the same, Vol. VI: Coins of the Mongols, 9 plates, cloth,

1881 - the same, Vol. VII: Coinage of Bukbárá (Transaxiana), 5 plates, 98

1882 - the same, Vol. VIII: The Coins of the TURKS, by Stanley Lane PoolE, edited by Reginald Stuart POOLE, 12 plates, 208 1883

The Académie des Inscriptions has conferred upon this work, as represented by the fifth volume, the honour of couronnement, by awarding to it the biennial Prix Dachalais.” 35 COMBE (Taylor) Veterum Populorum et Regum Numi qui in Museo

Britannico adservantur, roy. 4to. 15 plates of Coins, hf. morocco, rare, 368

1814 36 Nummi veteres Civitatum, Regum, Gentium, et Provinciarum, in

Museo R. P. KNIGHT asservati, ab ipso ordine geographico descripti, roy. 4to. bds. 288

1830 37 Roman Medallions, by H. A. Grueber and R. S. Poole, impl. 8vo. 66 plates, bds. 218

1874 38 HEAD (B. V.) A Guide to the Principal Gold and Silver Coins of the

Ancients, from circ. B.c. 700 to A.D. 1, second edition, 8vo. viii and 128 pp. of Text, with 70 plates of Autotype facsimiles, 258 1881-2

III. PAPYRI. 39 Facsimile of an Egyptian Hieratic Papyrus of the reign of Rameses

III, oblong atlas folio, 79 large plates, with an historical and de

scriptive Introduction, and Translation by S. Birch, bds. £2.88 1876 40 Greek Papyri in the British Museum. Part I, 4to. 108—-Large paper, 158

1839 41 SELECT PAPYRI in the HIERATIC character in the British

Museum, 4 parts complete, folio, 187 plates of facsimiles, scarce, £3. 108

1841-60 The first part is out of print. 42 Papyri in the Hieroglypbic and Hieratic Characters, from the Collection of the Earl of Belmore, folio, 68

1843 43 Photographs of the PAPYRUS OF NEBSENI, oblong sm.

folio, 33 plates, mounted on cardboard, in a portfolio, £2.28 1876

IV. MANUSCRIPTS. 44 Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the COTTONIAN Library, folio, with an excellent Index, hf. bd. 108

1802 45 - -- HARLEIAN MSS. now in the British Museum,

44 Catalogulent Index, H DELIMON MSS.

with Indexes, 4 vols. large folio, bds. uncut, 368

1808

BRITISH MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS—continued. 46 Catalogue of the MSS. formerly F. Hargrave's, by H. Ellis, 4to. 128

1818 47

Arundel MSS. folio, £1.88; or with coloured Plates, £4. 148 6d

1834 48

- Burney MSS. folio, 188 ; coloured Plates, £3. 38 1840 49 Index to the Arundel and the Burney MSS. folio, 158

1840 50 Index to the Additional MSS. with those of the Egerton Collection,

preserved in the British Museum, and acquired in the years 1783-85, folio, cloth, uncut, rare, £3. 38

1849 51 Catalogus Codicum Manuscriptorum Orientalium. Pars 1. Codices Syriacos et Carshunicos amplectens, folio, 128

1838

- Pars 2. Codicum Arabicorum partem amplectens, folio, 148

1838 - Partis 2 continuatio, folio, 14s

1852 - - Partis 2 Supplementum, folio, £2.

1871 - Pars 3. Codices Æthiopicos amplectens, folio, 108 1847 Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1838. By W. Wright, LL.D. Part I, 4to. 158 1870 - Part II, 4to. £1. 58

1871 - Part III, with Appendices and Indices, 4to. £1. 10s

1873 59 CODEX ALEXANDRINUS. Vetus Testamentum Græcum e

Codice MS. Alexandrino, qui in Museo Britannico asservatur, cura H. H. Baber, 3 vols.—Prolegomena et Notæ, 1 vol.

together 4 vols. in 6, roy. fol. (sells £18.), bds. £6. 1816-28 60 CODEX ALEXANDRINUS, Facsimile of the; Old and New Testa

ment, in Greek, 4 vols. folio, complete in absolute facsimile, produced by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, printed in photolithography, back and front, in portfolios, £30.

1883 Copies of the First Volume (comprising Genesis to Chronicles), price £9; and of the volume containing the facsimile of the New Testament and Clementine Epistles, price £7, are still on sale.

“With the modern processes of photography at their command, the trustees of the British Museum have reproduced, by the best possible method, this invaluable Codex. The volume of the New Testament was issued in 1879; and, since then, have appeared in succession the three volumes into which the Old Testament is divided. The entire manuscript consists of upwards of 1500 pages.

“ The title of this ancient Greek manuscript of the Bible, which is by common consent ascribed to the fifth century, is derived from the fact that it belonged to the Patriarchal Chamber of Alexandria as far back as the beginning of the 14th century, as appears from a note in Arabic of that period inscribed on the first page of Genesis. Another note, also in Arabic of the same time, records the tradition that the manuscript was written by the hand of the martyr Thecla-a tradition, however, which need not be seriously considered. Whether tbe Codex was preserved at Alexandria earlier than the 14th century there is nothing to show ; but the evidence of some of the writing points to an Egyptian origin, and we may assume that no city of Egypt would be more likely than Alexandria to be its birthplace. When Cyril Lucar, Patriarch of Alexandria, was promoted to Constantinople, in 1621, he took the manuscript with him, and presented it, through our Ambassador, Sir Thomas Roe, as a gift to King Charles I, in 1627. From that date it remained in the Royal Library, until 1757, when it was transferred with the rest of the Royal manuscripts to the newly-founded British Museum,

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