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Fra Angelico's Preaching of Saint Stephen (p. 576) claims notice from the delicacy of the pose and features of the Preacher.

This Volume reviews The Universities and Schools, the Philosophical, the Mathematical, the Natural, The Medical sciences, Chemistry and alchemy, Occult sciences, Popular beliefs, Geography, Heraldry, Proverbs, Languages, Romances, Popular Songs, National Poetry, Chronicles, Histories, and Me.

moirs, The Theatre, and Civil and Religious Eloquence. V. Louis XII. et Anne de Bretagne, Chronique de l'Histoire de France: Ouvrage

illustré de 14 chromolithographies, 15 Grandes Gravures hors texte et d'environ 200 dessins dans le texte d'après les originaux de l'Époque. 1882. Illust. pp. vi. and 641-644.

.. The Work covers the period 1462-1514.

On p. 236 are interesting facsimile letters of Anne of Brittany and Louis Duc d'Orléans: and on p. 348 are similar facsimile letters of Pierre de Bourbon, Sire de Beaujeu, Constable of France, and Anne, his wife, daughter of Louis XI.

The chromolithograph, by A. Benard, marked “ Thomassine Spinola, l'In“ tendio du Roi Louis XII.” (p. 232), with the four demure-looking little

maids, is worth noticing. VI. XVIIme Siècle—Lettres Sciences et Arts France, 1590-1700: Ouvrage illustré

de 17 chromolithographies et de 300 Gravures sur bois (dont 16 tirées hors texte) d'après les monuments de l'Art de l'Époque. 1882. Illust. see pp. v.-viii. and 569–577.

.: The page before the Preface is a reproduction by Huyot of the Frontispiece to Perrault's “ Les Hommes Illustres" after G. Edelinck.

At p. 154 is a chromolithograph of the Fan, mounted in mother-of-pearl, from the collection of M. Léopold Double. (See Uzanne, “L'Éventail” below.)

At p. 457 is a “ Head of Christ,” known as the Sudarium of Saint Veronica. The original Engraving was executed by Claude Mellan (1601-1688) and subscribed “ Formatvr vnicus vna non alter," with apparently a play on the words, inasmuch as the original was executed by a single spiral line begun at the extremity of the nose and continued unbroken, but with variations in its thickness, over the whole face and background, executed with a single burin.

The Volume travels over The Sciences, Voyages and geographical works, Learning, The Academies and Academicians, Libraries, The Hotel de Rambouillet, Literature, Poetry, The Theatre, Oratory, Painting, Sculpture, Archi tecture, Engraving, Music, dealing with the leaders in each branch of Art,

The Industrial Arts, and Art decorative and applied to furniture. VII. XVIIIme Siècle-Institutions Usages et Costumes France, 1700-1789: Ouvrage

illustré de 21 chromolithographies et de 350 gravures sur bois d'après Watteau, Vanloo, etc. Troisième Édition. 1878. Illust., see pp. ix.-xii. and 513-520.

• The Frontispiece (to Chapter I.) is a cartouche after Meissonnier by Huyot.


This is the first of two volumes on the eighteenth Century and discusses : The King and the Court, Nobles, Citizens (bourgeoisie), People, Army, and Navy, Clergy, Parliaments, Finance, Commerce, Education, Charity, Justice and Police, Condition of Paris, Its Fêtes, Cookery, Theatres, Salons, Methods of Travel, and Costumes and Fashions.

The Chromolithograph (p. 114) by M. Urrabieta, showing the uniforms of the French Army in 1772, is worth notice, as is that of “ Tea à l'Anglaise at the house of Prince de Conti” (p. 440), after M. B. Olivier's painting in the Louvre, all the characters of which, including Mozart as a child and 21 other

persons, are historical and identified. VIII. XVIIIme Siècle— Lettres Sciences et Arts France 1700-1789: Ouvrage illustré

de 16 chromolithographies et de 250 gravures sur bois (dont 20 tirées hors texte) d'après Watteau, Vanloo, etc. Deuxième Édition. 1878. Illust., see pp. ix.-xiii. and 551-556.

.: The Volume is divided into three Parts : Part I. treats of the Sciences, Inventions and Discoveries, Philosophy, Literature, Dramatic Art, Journals, Learning, The Academies, and Printing and Bookselling. Part II. Of the Fine Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Engraving, and Music. Part III. Of the Industrial Arts : Furniture, Ceramic Art, Jewellery, and Stuffs and Textile Fabrics.

Among the chromolithographs is a very interesting Manuscript Table (p. 220) of the Chronology of the History of the Old Testament, prepared for the Education of the Youth of France, signed Pièche (1734), and among the full-page engravings two exquisite Fans (pp. 284 and 532), which were ex

hibited in 1874 at the “ Exposition du Costume." IX. Directoire, Consulat, et Empire. Moeurs et Usages, Lettres, Sciences et Arts.

France, 1795–1815: Ouvrage illustré de 10 chromolithographies et de 410 gravures sur bois d'après Ingres, Gros, Prud'Hon, etc. 1884. Illust., see pp. iii.-vi., and 553-559.

:: The Volume is divided into three parts. Part I.: Manners and Customs : The New Society, Women, Salons, Dress, Stock-jobbing, Gambling, Cookery, Theatres, National Fêtes, Public Amusements, and Burials. Part II.: Sciences and Letters: The Sciences, Literature, Romances, Poetry, Dramatic Art, The Institute, and Literary Societies. Part III.: The Fine and Industrial Arts : Painting, Sculpture, Engraving, Architecture, Music, Decorative Art, and Industrial Arts.

The Chromolithograph (p. 136) of the Game of Cards by Gaulard, after Bosio, is a very graphic scene of the period, and speaks volumes of the changes wrought by the Revolution and subsequent changes of Government

in France. Lacroix, Paul [Bibliophile, Jacob].—LÉGENDE DU JUIF ERRANT.

See Doré, Gustave.

Lacy, John. See Dramatists of the Restoration.

Lake, J. W.-BYRON, LORD, LIFE OF. See Byron : (Works.) Lamartine, A. De.—LIFE AND TIMES of Christopher Columbus.

See Bibliotheca Curiosa (Vol. XVI.):(6) Lamb, Charles (1775-1834).—ELIANA. See B., J. E. Lamb, Charles.-- WORKS (with Portrait). Boston: William [884] Veazie. 1865. 4 vols. 12mo. Half calf, top edges gilt. .:: This is the Talfourd, and best, Collected Edition of this delightful writer's works.

Vol. I. consists of the Letters of Lamb, with biographical Notes, forming a Sketch of his Life by Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd, one of his Executors and his dear Friend. These “ Letters” (dating from 1775 to 1828) “ and Sketch” were originally published in 1837.

Vol. II. contains Talfourd's“ Final Memorials” of Charles Lamb, consisting chiefly of his Letters not before published : with Sketches of some of his Companions. These were published, in 1848, nearly twelve years later than the previous “ Letters and “Sketch.” Lamb's sister (ob. 1847) was now dead, and the letters and story of her terrible killing of her mother in a fit of temporary insanity, and the sacrifice by“gentle, “genial Charles” of his proposed marriage and the devotion of his life from twenty-two years of age till his death, to his Sister, could be told without pain to her whom he would not have grieved by a line or a word to save a kingdom.

Vol. III. The Essays and Last Essays of Elia and “ Popular Fallacies.” The Essays were published in 1823, but originally appeared as fugitive pieces in the London Magazine, etc. The Last Essays appeared in 1833. The volume concludes with Lamb's humorous comments upon sixteen“ Popular Fallacies."

Vol. IV. comprises “Rosamund Gray” (published 1798 and very favourably received) and some “ Essays," including his Essays on Hogarth and George Wither : Letters under assumed signatures published in “ The Reflector”: “Curious Fragments " from Burton's Commonplace Book”: and “Mr. H.—”: a farce, in two Acts, as performed at Drury Lane Theatre, December, 1806. Three of the five characters were sustained by Elliston, Bartley, and Miss Mellon, and yet it was unsuccessful. It had later“ a great run at the Philadelphia Theatre with Mr. Wood as the hero.” “Poems": “ Sonnets”: “ Blank Verse”: “ John Woodvil, a Tragedy,” an imitation of the style of the English dramatists of the age of Elizabeth. It was offered to Kemble for the stage and rejected, and perhaps fortunately so, for, as Hazlitt (Lect. VIII. Dram: Lit: of the Age of Elizabeth) remarks, it must be considered as a dramatic fragment intended “ for the closet rather than the stage,” in which the “defective or objectionable parts of “the production are imitations of the defects of the old writers, but its beauties all his

own, though in their manner." “ The Witch”: “Album Verses, with a few others": “Sonnets”: “Commendatory Verses, etc.”: “Translations from the Latin of Vincent “ Bourne”: and “The Wife's Trial; or, the Intruding Widow," a Dramatic Poem founded on Crabbe's Tale of “ The Confidant.”

Lamballe, Princess (1749–1792).—SECRET MEMOIRS of the Royal [885] Family of France, during the Revolution ; with original and authentic anecdotes of contemporary Sovereigns, and other distinguished personages of that eventful period, now first published from the Journal, Letters, and Conversations of the Princess Lamballe. By a Lady of Rank, in the Confidential Service of that unfortunate Princess. With a Portrait, and Cipher of the Secret Correspondence of Marie Antoinette. London: Treuttel & Würtz. 1826.

2 vols. 8vo. Calf, marbled edges. .: The Portrait is wanting.

The Princess was devotedly attached to Marie Antoinette and shared her imprisonment in the Temple, but on August 19 was transferred to La Force, and, on her refusal to swear“ to be faithful to the new order of government, and to hate the king, the “queen, and royalty,” she was, on September 3, delivered over to the fury of the populace and massacred with circumstances of great atrocity, after which her head was placed on a pike and carried before the windows of the imprisoned queen.

Carlyle (French Rev. Vol. IV. p. 39) says: “That fair body is cut in fragments; “ with indignities, and obscene horrors of mustachio grands-lèvres, which human nature “ would fain find incredible."

These Memoirs were written by Catherine Hyde, Marchioness Govion Broglio Solari. Lamotte, M.-LEGAL SYSTEM, THE, of Weights and Measures.

See Anonymous: (Metric System.) Lane, Edward William (1801-1876).—[Egyptians.] An Ac[886] Count of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyp

tians, written in Egypt during the years 1833, 34, and 35, partly from notes made during a former visit to that Country in the years 1825-26-27-28. Fifth Edition, with numerous additions and improvements, from a copy annotated by the Author. Edited by his Nephew Edward Stanley Poole. London: John Murray. 1871. 2 vols. 12mo. Half morocco, top edges gilt. 130 Illust., see

each Vol. a. C. Index, 2 col. Vol. II. pp. 358–379. ::: At the end of Vol. II. is an Appendix of Notes, by the Editor, on the subjects of the Copts, the Jews of Egypt, Late Innovations in the Country, Female Ornaments, Egyptian measures, weights, and moneys, Arabian Architecture, Increase of the Nile Deposit, and a few minor subjects.

The remarkable accuracy of Mr. Lane's descriptions of the Egyptians has been remarked on by Dean Stanley, German Orientalists, and John Foster in his Critical Essays. “Scholars will ever regard it as most fortunate that Mr. Lane seized his

opportunity and described so remarkable a people while they were yet unchanged by “twenty-five years of steam communication which has more altered the Inhabitants of Egypt than had the preceding five centuries."

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Lane, Edward William.-THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, com[887] monly called, in England, The Arabian Nights' Entertain

ments. A new Translation from the Arabic with copious Notes. Illustrated by many hundred Engravings on wood from original designs by William Harvey. A new Edition from a Copy annotated by the Translator. Edited by his Nephew, Edward Stanley Poole. London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge. 1865. 3 vols. 8vo. Half calf, edges gilt. Illust., see each volume a. c. Index to

Notes, 2 col. Vol. III., pp. 689–703. .: This is of course the Student's copy of the Arabian Nights, though not suited to the popular taste. The use of names conformed to the Arabic and an over-accuracy (if that be possible) in translation, prevent the stories from having the ease which when narrated to natives in their own tongue would naturally be present. The Notes and Illustrations, however, make the book of great value to any one desiring to learn the manners and customs of the people. There are nearly 750 Illustrations in the three volumes.

One feature about the stories is the gradual way in which the amount told in a night diminished in quantity. The first 100 nights fill 213 pages in the Cairo Edition of the original work: while the second hundred fill only 149: the third, 107: the fourth, 106: and the fifth, 94 pages. Lanfrey, P. (1828–1877).-HISTORY, THE, of Napoleon the First. [888] Second Edition. London: Macmillan and Co. 1886. 4

vols. 8vo. Half morocco, top edges gilt. Index, 2 col.

Vol. IV. pp. 473-485. .:: This Translation was “made with the sanction of the Author,'' who died November 16, 1877, leaving the History unfinished. The part completed reached only to 1811, when the principal event in Napoleon's horizon was the imminence of a rupture with Russia.

The value of this History lies mainly in its being the first serious attempt to depend on letters and official documents and avoid Memoirs, which are necessarily and notoriously unreliable as a basis for solid and impartial History. M. Lanfrey had the advantage of access to the Correspondence of Napoleon, 1858–1870, in 32 volumes. Professor Seeley regards this work as a valuable stepping-stone towards a " serious “ estimate" of Napoleon's career. Lang, A. (1844- )._RHYMES À LA MODE. London: Kegan [889] Paul, Trench, & Co. 1885. 8vo. Morocco extra, insides

with gilt borders, top edges gilt.

This is No. 47 of a large paper Edition of 50 copies printed in December, 1884, and signed.

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