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Edition and seventh thousand, carefully and critically re-

vised and brought down to 1876. Salem, Oregon. s. n.,

n. d. Half morocco.

:: Twenty glazed sheets, each 27 inches in height by nearly 13 inches in width,
mounted on calico and folded in a cover.

Addison, Joseph (1672–1719).-SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY. See

Ariel Series (Vol. I.).

Addison, Joseph.—WORKS (with Portrait): With NOTES BY DR.


tion, with large additions, chiefly unpublished, Collected and

Edited by Henry G. Bohn. London: Henry G. Bohn. 1856.

6 vols. 12mo. Half calf, marbled edges. 9 Illust. vol. i. a. C.

Index, 2 col., vol. vi. 753–860.

: Up to this edition Bishop Hurd's had been the best. Bohn added largely to
the thitherto published writings of Addison. Each volume has a list of Contents at the

Vol. I., among the prefatory matter, has (xi.-xii.) a Chronology to Addison's Life,
and contains his Poems, Dialogues on Medals (illustrated), and Remarks on Italy.

Vol. II. The Tatler and Spectator.
Vol. III. Spectator (continued).

Vol. IV. Spectator (concluded)-Guardian-Lover-Essays—Whig Examiner-

Vol. V. Freeholder (concluded)—On the Christian Religion—The Drummer, or the
Haunted House-Appendix-Letters.

Vol. VI. Letters (concluded)—Second Appendix—and Addisoniana.

There are nearly 125 Letters published in this edition for the first time. The new
ones are indicated in the “Contents ;” and the Addisoniana, though founded on that
published in 1803 by Sir Richard Phillips, has been very much enlarged and improved.

The Index is claimed to be “the most complete ever given to Addison."

Æschylus (525-456 B. C.). See Blackwood (Ancient Classics).

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cary-Louis AGASSIZ. (With Portraits.)

[8] His Life and Correspondence. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin

and Company. 1886. 2 vols. 8vo. Half calf, top edges

gilt. 12 Illust. see each vol. a. C. Index, 2 col. vol. ii.


:: Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873) was an eminent ichthyologist. From
first to last he “ steadily rejected the doctrine of evolution and affirmed his belief in

“independent creations.” He visited Brazil in 1865 with a corps of assistants, when
it is stated he discovered in that region more than 1800 new fishes. To collect facts
relating to the agency of glaciers, he spent eight summers upon the glacier of the Aar,
8000 feet above the level of the sea and 12 miles from any human habitation. The
publication of his theories in 1840 and 1847 created a great sensation.

Agassiz, Elizabeth C., and Agassiz, Alexander.-SEASIDE STUDIES

[9] IN NATURAL HISTORY. Marine Animals of Massachusetts

Bay. Radiates. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1865. 8vo.

Cloth. 186 Illust. Index, 2 col. 154-5.

::: The illustrations are incorporated with the text, and were, with very few excep-
tions, taken from nature by Mr. Agassiz. At the end is a “Systematic Table of the
“ Animals described in the Volume.”

Ainger, Alfred.—LAMB, CHARLES. See English Men of Letters.

It is, however, not a complete translation, for the author “felt himself at full liberty

"to expunge but not authorized to add or alter," and so far it is an improvement on
many editions which make the author express opinions contrary to his original work.

The life of À Kempis is reprinted in full (pp. 29–81) from Ullmann's “Reformers

“ before the Reformation."

À Kempis, Saint Thomas.—[L'Imitation.] IV LIVRES DE L'IMI-

[14] TATION DE IESVS-CHRIST qu'aucuns attribuent à Iessen, d'au-

tres à Gerson, & d'autres à Thomas à Kempis, fidellement

traduits. Nouuellement mis en François par M. R. G. A.

Et reueu par le mesme Autheur en ceste derniere Edition.

A Paris chez Nicholas Gasse, au Mont St. Hilaire près la

Court D'Albret. 1626. Avec Approbation. Paris : L.

Curmer. 1856-58. 2 vols. Impl. 8vo. Morocco extra,

edges gilt.

•;• This is a magnificent edition of the text of 1626 from Marillac's edition. Each

page has a border copied from some ancient manuscript, the facsimiles and engravings

being collected from upwards of 360 manuscripts executed between the sixth and nine-

teenth centuries.

The first volume contains after half-title and title a Preface (pp. i.-xii.); then the

Text with a separate title and half-title (pp. 1-400) and a Table of Contents (pp.

The frontispiece and borders are admirably executed in chromolithography by Le
Mercier. Five whole page chromolithographs are introduced as frontispieces to the
entire work and each of the four books of the Imitation.

They are (1) Louis XIV. at prayers; (2) Anne of Brittany praying, accompanied
by her Ladies of Honour; (3) The Education of the B. V. M.; (4) The Annunciation;
(5) The Nativity. These last four, as well as the twelve pages of the preface, are
copied from the Book of the Hours of Anne of Brittany in the sixteenth century. The
twelve pages forming the Calendar of the months which commences this work are
embellished in conformity with the custom of ornamenting with illuminations all Books
of the Hours. They are taken from a Book of the Hours in the Louvre Collection.

Pages 270 and 271 are printed on a plain gold ground with borders of the letter
“M” (Mary) and the motto “Car Non” twined round broken pillars. The editor has
produced an immense variety of examples and very aptly shown how “primitive" the
taste of some early illuminators was. Examples will be found both in the last-mentioned instance and on pages 276 and 277, where the text is printed in letters of gold on a bright red ground. These last are taken from a Sacramentary of Pope Gregory the Fourth at the beginning of the ninth century found in a convent near Constance and now preserved at Heidelberg.

Vol. II. is practically a Supplement. It contains (28 pages) an account by the Abbé Delaunay of the Presumed Authors of the Imitation and is illustrated with portraits of John Gersen (thirteenth century), John Gerson (1363–1429), and Saint Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471), also of Michel de Marillac (1563–1632), whose edition has been followed in this work.

It has also a “Histoire de l'Ornementation des Manuscrits par Mr. Ferdinand “ Denis,” the librarian of Ste. Geneviève at Paris, published 1857. It is very fully illustrated with “letters” and other examples of the illuminated manuscripts described in the Essay, (143 pages.)

The volume closes with Tables (1) of the Manuscripts referred to in the “ Notice" or Essay by Mr. Denis and reproduced in the Imitation; and (2) a table giving in respect of every page the name of the designer, the chromo-engraver, and the reference to the manuscript from which the illustration is taken.

By way of borders to this last index are given the figures of Jollat, Beham, and Holbein from their Dances of Death. The 53 principal wood engravings are Holbein's celebrated figures from his Triomphe de la Mort. The smaller subjects, in which two personages only are represented, are taken from Simon Vostre's Dance of Death in his Book of the Hours; and the four designs of pastoral scenes on the second and third pages of the index are from the same work. The two figures of “Marguerite" and the “Woman” immediately following Holbein's Dance are after Hans Beham, The “Hurdy-gurdy player," the “ Painter," the “Blind man," and the “Cook” are from the “Danse de Basle de Merian;" that of “the Plague 1679" is an engraving of the seventeenth century, in which the woman who is seated at the foot of the tree represents the town of Vienna which was scourged in 1679 with a plague introduced from Turkey; the remaining two,“ the Moorish King' and“ the Author,” are from the Dance of Death of Garnier of Troyes. Albinus, Petrus.-TREATISE ON FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND UN

KNOWN ISLANDS. See Bibliotheca Curiosa (Vol. XVI.).(a) Albizzi, R. P. Bartholomew degli.--OPUS. AUREE & INEXPLICA[15] BILIS BONITATIS & CONTINENTIE. Con | formitatū scilicet vite

Beati Frā. ad vitā d. nri Jesu xpi. | Mediolani [Milan]: Zanotus Castilione. 1513. Folio. Boards, vellum back. In

dex, 22 pp. a. t. ::: This was purchased in 1887, and previously passed through the Pinelli Auction, and belonged (1789) to Mr. Wodhull. It is a scarce book, and a previous owner marked on the fly-leaf “ Editio secunda rarissima."

The work gave great offence to the Reformers, and in 1550 Richard Grafton published an Answer, entitled “The Alcaron of barefote Friers, that is to say, an Heape “or number of the blasphemous and tryfling Doctrines of the wounded Jdole Saint

“ Frances taken out of the Boke of his Rules called in Latine Liber Conformitatum." A second answer was published in 1679, entitled “The Alcoran of the Franciscans or “ a Sink of Lyes and Blasphemies collected out of a blasphemous Book belonging to " that Order called “The Book of the Conformites,' with the Epistles of Dr. Martin “ Luthur and Erasmus Alberus detecting the same.”

An earlier copy was printed at Milan by Gotardus Ponticus, 1510. Alcott, Amos Bronson (1799–1888).-SONNETS AND CANZONETS. [16] With Portrait and Autograph. Boston: Roberts Brothers.

1882. 8vo. Cloth, top edges gilt. :: This is No. 19 of a limited edition of 50 copies. It has a eulogistic Preface (pp. 5-10) and an Essay on “The Sonnet and the Canzonet” (pp. 13–35), by F. B. Sanborn, of Concord.

Mr. Sanborn ingenuously remarks that Mr. Alcott has “ written with little uniformity “in the order and number of his rhymes.” He might have added, or of rhymes at all -2.g., "hours” and “ours” (Proem), “ beautiful” and “wonderful” (p. 85), et sim. pass. In Sonnet XXI., line i rhymes with nothing, and keeps a cold companionship with line 8, also unrhymed. They are 14-lined poems——not sonnets.

Mr. Alcott was an American teacher and philosopher—first in Connecticut, then in Boston, and lastly in Concord.

The Sonnets and Poems are given under numbers only, without any titles. Most of them are addresses to authors or persons of note, and this edition is accompanied by a Portrait and Autograph of the Author and 22 photographs of the persons “sonnetized,” including Dr. Wm. H. Furness, Dr. Channing, Emerson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Thoreau, Wendell Phillips, Garrison, Garfield, etc. Aldrich, Thomas Bailey (1836 ).-FRIAR JEROME'S BEAUTI[17] FUL Book selected from Cloth of Gold and Flower and

Thorn. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1881.

I 2mo. Half inorocco, top edges gilt. .: There are eleven other pieces included in the volume. Aldrich, Thomas Bailey.-XXXVI LYRICS AND XII SONNETS [18] selected from Cloth of Gold and Flower and Thorn.

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1881. I 2mo.
Half morocco, top edges gilt.

Alexander, James W., D.D.-DISCOURSES on Common Topics of [19] Christian Faith and Practice. New York: Charles Scribner.

1858. 8vo. Cloth. ::: A series of twenty sermons preached between 1848 and 1858. In 1848, 2; 1849, 1; 1850, 1; 1852, 3; 1853, 1; 1854, 3; 1855, 3; 1857, 1; and 1858, 5.

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