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“ attached to it.” The story is the subject of Scott's Ballad of “ The Friar of Orders “Grey,” Canto V., Sec. XXVII., of Rokeby and the historical Note given in the Appendix to that Poem.

The Book has been extra-illustrated by the addition of fifteen portraits and nineteen scenes, views, etc. Among the portraits is one of Mary, Queen of Scots (p. 174), which should be noticed. At pp. 70 and 184 are interesting facsimiles of the handwriting and autographs of the Darrell Family and Allies. Hall, Samuel Carter (1801 ).-BOOK, THE, OF GEMS: The [711] Poets and Artists of Great Britain. London : Saunders and Otley. 1837. Svo.

8vo. Calf, top edges gilt, others uncut. 53 Illust. a. C. Binding by Zaehnsdorf. .: This is the well-known First Selection by S. C. Hall from 50 Poets from Chaucer to Prior.

The Selection from each Poet is embellished by one Illustration, and to add to the value or at least to the interest of the book only one specimen is given of each Painter. The Engravings are 53 in number and are inserted as head-pieces. A short biographical notice of each Poet is also given before the pieces selected from his works, and at the end of the volume are facsimile autographs by all except Chaucer, Lydgate, James the First, Hawes, Carew, Quarles, Shirley, Habington, and Lovelace, which were unobtainable. Hall, Samuel Carter.-Book, THE, OF GEMS: The Poets and [712] Artists of Great Britain. London: Saunders and Otley.

1836. 8vo. Calf, top edges gilt, others uncut. 53 Illust.

a. c. Binding by Zaehnsdorf. ::: This is a Second Volume of Hall's Gems, and comprises extracts from 50 Poets, from Pomfret to Bloomfield, illustrated by 53 Plates. As in the former Volume, short biographical Notes precede the Selection from each Poet, and their Autographs are given in facsimile at the end of the Volume, excepting Pomfret, Philips, Green, Cunningham, and Anne Barnard, which were not procurable. Hall, Samuel Carter.-Book, THE, OF GEMS: The Modern Poets [713] and Artists of Great Britain. London: Henry G. Bohn.

1844. 8vo. Calf, top edges gilt, others uncut. 43 Illust.

a. C. Binding by Zaehnsdorf. ::: This is a Third Volume of Hall's Gems, and includes 40 Poets from Wordsworth to Bayly, with 43 Illustrations. At the end are given, as in the previous Volumes, facsimiles of the autographs of all the poets except R. Pollok, whose signature was unobtainable. For many of the biographical notices Mr. Hall received information direct from the Poets, and therefore “as regards facts he has gone upon sure ground.” Hall, Samuel Carter, and Mrs. Samuel Carter (1804-1881).[714] IRELAND, its scenery, character, etc. A New Edition.

London: Hall, Virtue and Co. [n.d., 1849 P] 3 vols. large 8vo. Morocco extra, marbled edges. Illust. see each vol. a. t. Index, 2 col. Vol. III. pp. 497–512.

... This is a description of the principal points of interest in Ireland, whether historical, architectural, or scenic. It deals alike with the Legends and Traditions of the country, and the views of its lakes and cities. It has 609 wood and steel engravings, many of them after Creswick.

Its value and principal interest lie in the engravings. “The statements and opinions “are in general as sensible, candid, and trustworthy as could be expected from writers “who fairly confess their unwillingness to say anything discreditable to the country and “the majority of its people.”

Mr. and Mrs. Hall jointly and singly published 34o original and edited volumes.

Hallam, Henry (1777–1859).-A VIEw of the State of Europe [715] during the Middle Ages. Twelfth Edition, including supplemental Notes. London: John Murray. 1868.

3 vols. 8vo. Calf, marbled edges. Index, 2 col. Vol. III. pp. 487–518. ... This was first published in 1818. Hallam describes the object of the work to be “to exhibit in a series of historical dissertations, a comprehensive survey of the chief “circumstances that can interest a philosophical inquirer during the period usually “denominated the Middle Ages. Such an undertaking,” he adds, “must necessarily “fall under the class of historical abridgments: Yet there will perhaps be found “enough to distinguish it from such as have already appeared.” The work covers the period from the establishment of Clovis in Gaul, in the middle of the fifth, to the expedition exclusively of Charles the Eighth against Naples at the end of the fifteenth

century. Each of the nine chapters into which this work is divided “completes its particular

“subject, and may be considered in some degree as independent of the rest.”

Hallam, Henry.—ConstitutionAL, THE, History of England [716] from the Accession of Henry VII. to the Death of George II. Eighth Edition. London: John Murray. 1867. 3 vols. 8vo. Calf, marbled edges. Index, 2 col. Vol. III. pp. 405–457. ... This work was published by Hallam in 1827. It has become “one of the text

“books of English politics, and Hallam, like Blackstone, has become an authority to “whom men of all parties appeal.”

Hallam, Henry.—INTRoDUCTION to the Literature of Europe in [717] the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries (with Portrait). Fifth Edition. London: John Murray. 1873.

3 vols. 8vo. Calf, marbled edges. Index, 2 col. Vol. III.

pp. 611-671. :: The great qualities displayed in this work“ have been universally acknowledged“ conscientiousness, accuracy, judgment, and enormous reading."

It is interesting to remember that the “A. H. H.” of Tennyson's “ In Memoriam” was Hallam's eldest son, who died in 1833 at the early age of 22. He was betrothed to the Poet's sister.

Hamersly, Lewis R.-U.S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPs, The Re[718] cords of Living Officers of the : Compiled from Official

Sources. Third Edition. Revised, with numerous additions. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1878.

Impl. 8vo. Cloth. Index, 2 col. pp. 397-403. : The Officers are recorded in the work according to seniority and rank. Hamersly, L. R., & Co.-NAVAL ENCYCLOPÆDIA. See Anony


Hamerton, Philip Gilbert.—ETCHING & ETCHERS. Third Edition. [719) London: Macmillan and Co. 1880. Impl. 8vo. Quarter

morocco, edges uncut. 48 Illust. a. c. Index, see end of

volume. .:: This Edition was limited to 1000 copies, and no Etching has appeared in previous editions. In each successive edition the illustrations have been varied, and the Text much revised and altered.

On the Title-page is a wood-cut, by Mr. Cooper, of Rembrandt's Portrait of himself, known as “ Rembrandt au bonnet plat." This is No. 26 of Rembrandt's Portraits in Dutuit's “Rembrandt," Tome 1, Part 1. It is an imitation of etching by wood-engraving.

As this Work “will never again be reproduced” in this form or with these Illustrations, some of them become of special interest, viz: Rembrandt's etching known as Rembrandt dessinant (p. 68): Vandyke's John Breughel (p. 94), and William de Vos (p. 97): The portrait of Unger, after himself (p. 126): Rajon’s Gerard Dow's Portrait of himself (p. 294): and Jacquemart's Wilhem Van Heythuysen, after Franz Hals (p. 303.)

“The Demon of Notre Dame” (p. 152): “ The Legend of Misery” (p. 198): and Herkomer's exquisite “ Two Orphans” (p. 281), deserve special observation.

The “ Tourelle in the Rue de la Tixéranderie,” taken down in 1851 (p. 154): and the “ Scene in Fontainebleau" (p. 128) are excellent contrasts of Nature and Town.

At the end of the Volume is a Catalogue Index to the Etchings criticised in the Work, scheduled alphabetically under the names of the Etchers. Hamerton, Philip Gilbert.-GRAPHIC Arts, The, a Treatise on the [720) varieties of Drawing, Painting, and Engraving in compari

son with each other and with Nature. New York: Mac

millan and Co. 1882. Folio. Vellum, edges uncut. 54 Illust. pp. ix.-x. Index, 2 col. pp. 379–384.

... The Illustrations (proof plates on India paper) give examples of every kind of drawing and engraving, with pen and ink—chalks—sepia—wood-cut—etching—line— aquatint—mezzotint—and lithograph, etc.

As among the most pleasing, reference may be made to a charcoal drawing (p. 118) of “A Forest Rivulet,” after Auguste Allonge (born 1833), and a wood-engraving (p. 324), “The Brook's side,” after Birket Foster (born 1825), while the quaintest is a line-engraving (p. 350), “The Temptation of Christ,” after Lucas Van Leyden, dated 1518.

The Photogravure by Goupil & Co. (p. 366) of Paul Mercury's engraving of Saint Amélie, after Paul Delaroche, “is a very skilful and difficult feat of reproduction.”

Hamilton, Alexander (1757–1804)—OBSERVATIONs on certain [721] documents contained in N° V & VI of “The History of “the United States for the year 1796,” in which the charge of speculation against Alexander Hamilton, late Secretary of the Treasury, is fully refuted: Written by himself. Philadelphia: John Fenno. 1797. 8vo. Half morocco, top edges gilt. Binding by Bedford. 37+lviii.


... This is a copy of the original edition of this pamphlet, which has become very rare, as the Family of Hamilton tried to suppress it as soon as it was published. The History referred to in the pamphlet is “Callender's History of the United States for “1796.” Hamilton stated that the charge against him was a corrupt pecuniary connection with one James Reynolds. His Refutation was that his “real crime was an “amorous connection with Reynolds' wife, for a considerable time with his privity and “connivance, if not originally brought on by a combination between the husband and “wife with the design to extort money from him.”

At the beginning is inserted a double plate with two medallion portraits subscribed “The Subtle Seducer” and “The American Financier.” This plate, however, is marked as published in “London by A Hamilton Juno. Fleet Street Jany 20, 1781,” sixteen years prior to the publication of the pamphlet. The Plate is taken from a Magazine called “Town and Country,” which contained “portraits of men and their mistresses.” The portrait is generally thought to be that of Robert Morris—though many maintain it to be Hamilton's.

Hamilton, Count Anthony (1646–1720).—FAIRY TALES AND Ro[722] MANCEs (with Portrait) translated from the French by M. Lewis, H. T. Ryde, and C. Kenney. London: Henry G. Bohn. 1849. 8vo. Calf, top edges gilt. Binding by

Tout. ... Only the tale of The Four Facardins had been translated into English before Mr.

Bohn published this volume. The Tales were written by the author of “Grammont's

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“ Memoirs,” who, having ridiculed the “extravagant praise” bestowed on Galland's then recent version of the “Arabian Nights,” published 1704-17, and the romantic Tales which thereupon became a “rage” in Paris, was challenged to do as well. He accepted the challenge and produced the following Tales :

Page Enchanter, The, Faustus .

544 Four, The, Facardins Ram, The

445 Story, The, of Mayflower .

366 Zeneyda

277 None of the Tales were published until ten years, and more, after the writer's death. He left the Four Facardins and Zeneyda unfinished, but whether intentionally or not is a disputed point.

Only half (pp. 1–108) of The Four Facardins is Hamilton's. Sequels were written by Matthew Gregory [Mat] Lewis (1795-1818), and a Monsieur de Levis. Both of these are given in this Edition (pp. 109–215 and 218–276, respectively) in English.

Mons. Levis also concluded Zeneyda (pp. 340-365). Hamilton, Count Anthony.—MÉMOIRES du Comte de Grammont, [723] par le C. Antoine Hamilton. Édition ornée de LXXII.

portraits, gravés d'après les tableaux originaux. London: Ed. wards. 1794. 4 vols. Folio. Morocco extra, edges gilt. Binding by Staggemeier & Welcher, London. Extra-illus

trated. .: A printed Memorandum on the original Title-page of 1794 (verso) records that only five copies of this size were printed in 1796, and that at that time two copies were in the possession of the Duke of St. Alban's, the other three being owned by Richard Muilman Trinch Chiswell, Esq., Richard Bull, Esq., and Mr. Harding. In 1796 the Duke of St. Alban's sold his two copies, one of which was purchased by the Earl of Gainsborough for £ 105 and the other by Mr. White (Bookseller) for £74.14.0. This last copy had been cut down to a much smaller size, and the late unhappy Mr. T. “ Chiswell, for what reason no one knows, had cut his copy down to the size of a Royal “Quarto, so that of the five large paper copies that were originally printed only three" remained, viz: Lord Gainsborough's Mr. Harding's—and Mr. Bull's. This last copy is that now under description.

It is a superb Extra-Illustrated copy, and has been extended from 1 to 4 volumes. Each Vol. has a specially printed extra Title-page describing the Work as “ Nouvelle “ Édition ornée d'estampes et augmentée de Notes et d'éclaircissemens nécessaires.

Jean Albin, Newport, Isle of Wight, 1796.” The original illustrations consisted of 72 portraits coloured by hand.

This Copy must have early obtained a reputation for its extra-illustrations. In the fly-leaf of Vol. I. is a holograph letter dated 8 Jan. 1805, addressed to Mr. Bull of NorthCourt, Isle of Wight, requesting permission to the Prince of Wales (afterwards George IV.) to see Mr. Bull's “ beautifully illustrated Mémoires de Grammont.” Mr. Bull's Arms, handsomely coloured and gilt, are pasted on the inside of the cover of Vol. I.

The Extra-illustrations fall under three heads : Portraits, many of which are by the


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