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Alger, William Rounseville.—CRITICAL, A, History of the Doc-

[20] trine of a Future Life. With a complete Bibliography of the

Subject. Philadelphia: George W. Childs. 1864. 8vo.

Half morocco, top edges gilt. 4 Indexes: 2 col. 663–676;

3 col. 877–907; 2 col. 908–913; and 2 col. 914.
... The Work consists of Prefatory matter and 661 pp.
To this is added, by way of Appendix: Literature of the Doctrine of a Future

Life, or A Catalogue of Works relating to the Nature, Origin, and Destiny of the Soul.

The Titles classified and arranged chronologically, with Notes, and Indexes of Authors

and Subjects. By Ezra Abbot. This Appendix consists of Preface (679–685) and

“Classification,” under the three divisions of the Nature, Origin, and Destiny of the

Soul (686–687).

Class I. includes Works numbered 1 to 386 g; Class II. 387 to 540 a., and Class

III. 541 to 4664. Then follow, Appendix I., a List of Works (4665–4705) on Modern
“Spiritualism,” or Spiritism, Ghosts, etc.; Appendix II. (4706–4894) Works on the
Nature, Origin, and Destiny of the Souls of Brutes; Addenda et Corrigenda (pp. 874–
876); and Indexes.

Alison, Sir Archibald, Bart. (1792–1867)—HISTORy of EUROPE

[21] from the Commencement of the French Revolution [1774]

to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815. Tenth Edition,

with Portraits. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons.

1860. I4 vols. 8vo. Calf, marbled edges. Index, 2 col.

vol. xiv. 315–644.

... This Edition was published in 1860; the first volume of the Work was origi-
nally published in 1839. It is written by an “Ultra-Conservative” and naturally par-
takes of his political views, but its high value has never been seriously disputed. One
feature was to set sorth the words of men at great moments, wherever possible, in their
own words without paraphrase or abridgment.
Each volume has at the commencement a very full analytical “Table of Contents,”
giving the catchword Contents of each chapter, paragraph by paragraph, which are

repeated in the margins of the Text.
There is a series of 22 excellent Portraits, each volume having from one to three

... This is a supplementary History to that of Europe from 1774 to 1815. One feature
of it differs from the previous History in introducing an account of the Literature,


Manners, Arts, and social changes in the principal European States during the period it embraces. The changes and progress in these points in Great Britain, France, and Germany are very fully treated of. The English authors, painters, poets, sculptors, actors, and architects of the most diverse sorts are critically reviewed.

These volumes are lettered outside XV.-XXIII. instead of I.-IX.

This second History was originally published 1852-57, and both Histories are the “best Library Edition." Allan, Lt.-Col. William.-CHANCELLORSVILLE. (Battle-Fields of

Virginia.) See Hotchkiss, Captain Jed. Allen, Colonel Ethan (1742–1789).-A | NARRATIVE | of [23] Colonel Ethan Allen's | Captivity, | from the Time of his

being taken by the British, near Montreal, on the 25th Day of September, in the Year 1775, to the Time of his Exchange, on the 6th Day of May, 1778: Containing, his Voyages and Travels, With the most remarkable Occurrences respecting himself, and many other Continental Prisoners of different Ranks and Characters, which fell under his Observation, in the Course of the same; / particularly the Destruction of the Prisoners at New York, by | General Sir William Howe, in the years 1776 and 1777. | Interspersed with some Political Observations. I Written by himself, and now published for the Information of the Curious in all Nations. Philadelphia: Printed, Boston: Reprinted | by Draper and Folsom at their Printing | Office, at the Corner of Winter-Street. MDCCLXXIX.

8vo. Morocco extra, edges gilt. Binding by W. Pratt. ::: The author “trusted solely to his memory for the whole" of his Narrative. “I " have,” he writes, “ been very generous with the British in giving them full and am"ple credit for all their good usage of any considerable consequence which I met with

among them during my captivity, which was easily done, as I met with but little, in “comparison of the bad, which, by reason of the great plurality of it, could not be "contained in so concise a narrative; so that I am certain that I have more fully “ enumerated the favours which I received, than the abuses I suffered.”

Colonel Allen was Leader of the “Green Mountain Boys" and in 1775 captured the fort of Ticonderoga, but, being captured while on an expedition to take Montreal, he was nearly slain by“ a savage whose hellish visage was beyond all description: snakes' eyes appear innocent in comparison of his : his features distorted: malice, death, “ murder, and the wrath of devils and damned spirits are the emblems of his counte“nance,” but was saved by an Irishman, who “ drove away the fiend (and some companions who had joined the savage], swearing by Jasus he would kill him." Colonel Ethan was sent to England and remained a prisoner of war two and a half

years (1775-1778), till he was exchanged for Colonel Campbell, an English officer. This Narrative is most interesting, but written in violent language. As he himself says, “ he was obliged to throw out plenty of extravagant language which answered “ certain purposes (at that time) better than to grace a history.”

Allen, Joseph Henry-OUTLINE OF CHRISTIAN HISTORY. A. D. [24] 50–1880. Boston Unitarian Sunday-School Society. 1884.

8vo. Cloth. Index (Topics and Names) 2 col. 147-151. Allibone, Samuel Austin (1816_ ).—[Authors.] A CRITICAL [25] DICTIONARY of English Literature, and British and American

Authors, living and deceased, From the earliest accounts to
the middle of the Nineteenth Century, containing 30,000
Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of
Subjects. Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson. Vol. I. 1858.
J. B. Lippincott & Co. Vols. II. and III. 1870–71. 3 vols.
Impl. 8vo., printed in double columns. Cloth. Indexes,

iii. 2911-3139.
.: After the Presace (Vol. I.) is an Introduction to Early English Literary History,
with Chronological Tables of Prominent Authors and their Works from A. D. 500 to
A. D. 1850 (pp. 13-27), and a List of the Kings of England, with dates.

The Articles (authors) amounted to over 46,000 in number.
The Indexes are preceded by a very useful Table of the Indexes and Sub-Indexes.

Among the authors with “common" names occur 810 Smiths, 330 Wilsons, 325 Williamses, and 251 Taylors; while of the Articles no fewer than 12,829 are of writers on Divinity, the next in numerical strength being of 5194 dispensers of Poetry.

Allingham, William.–BALLAD, The, Book, a Selection of the [26] choicest British Ballads. Edited by Wm. Allingham. Cambridge: Sever and Francis. 1865.

1865. 12mo. Morocco, edges gilt. Index (first lines), 395-397. .:· The Preface (v.-xxxviii.) gives an account of “ How we got our Ballads," with many interesting particulars, and the book consists of 76 ballads, a short description of which is given in the Contents (xxxix. xlvii.).

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Alphand, A-[Paris.] LES PROMENADES DE Paris: Histoire, de[27] scription des embellissements, dépenses de création et d'en

tretien des Bois de Boulogne, et de Vincennes, Champs-
Elysées, Parcs, Squares, Boulevards, Places Plantées, Etude
sur L'Art des Jardin et Arboretum. 487 gravures sur bois,
80 sur acier, 23 chromolithographies. Paris : J. Rothschild.



1867–1873. 2 vols., large folio. Half russia. Illust. vol. ii. a. t.

... Vol. I. consists of the Text and wood engravings which are incorporated therewith. At the end are given (1) Table of Contents, (2) Arrangements for binding in one or in two volumes, and (3) Table of the Contents and of the Illustrations arranged alphabetically, 4 col. 8 pp.

Vol. II. has a handsome Frontispiece by way of Title-page; then the Index of Illustrations (taken from Vol. I.) and the whole-page Illustrations separate from the Text. The twenty-two chromolithographs which illustrate the Ornamental Flowers of the Walks in Paris are very well done and are charming to the eye.

Alviella, Count Goblet d’.-CoNTEMPORARY Evolution of RELIGious Thought. See D'Alviella.

American Commonwealths.-AMERICAN CoMMONweALTHS: A [28] Series of Historical Studies. By various Authors. Edited by Horace E. Scudder. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1886, etc. 16mo. Half russia, top edges gilt. [In course of publication.] Index, 2 col. at end of each vol.

... This series is one of three on “American History, Statesmanship, and Litera“ture.” The volumes are printed and bound in a uniform style. There is a Map to each vol.

The Editor's object is to narrate the history of such States of the Union as have exerted a positive influence in the shaping of the national government, or have a striking political, social, or economical history.

The volumes already (March, 1888) issued are shortly described below:—

CALifornia from the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance [28al Committee in San Francisco. A Study of American Character. By Josiah Royce.

'. A most interesting account of the rise and progress of this State. The Author's mother was a California pioneer of 1849. Gold was discovered in 1848; in 1849 a State Constitution was framed, and in 1850 the State was admitted into the Union. The struggles for order and the establishment of the two Vigilance Committees, their rise and progress and the evolution of order by the suppression of the ruffian element that had been attracted to the country by the gold fever, are the principal topics discussed.

The description of San Francisco and its successive fires in December, 1849, May, 1850, May, 1851, and June of the same year, tells a wonderful story worth remembering. The author deals with the history of the Social Evolution of San Francisco in a very entertaining manner. The ownership of “blue blood,” according as one's pedigree is discoverable in the State prior to or subsequent to the “Forty-niners,” is dwelt on in Chapter V. (sec. 2).


CONNECTICUT: A Study of a Commonwealth Democracy. By

[286] Alexander Johnston. .:: In the Appendix are given a copy of “ The Constitution of 1639,” a “ Bibliog“raphy” for the study of Connecticut, and List of “ The Governors of Connecticut.” In this State the Governors were chosen annually until 1876 and thereafter for two years. Until John Winthrop's second election (1659) immediate reëlection was forbidden. John Winthrop was Governor 1657-58 and then 1659-76. Slavery was abolished in 1818, and in the War of 1861-65, besides bearing her share of the common burdens, Connecticut contributed $10,000,000 for military purposesa burden of debt" under which many of the towns are still staggering."

KANSAS: The Prelude to the War for the Union. Third Thou

[28c] sand. By Leverett Wilson Spring. ::: The Author has “endeavored to exhibit the logic and spirit of the first actual “ national conflict between slaveholding and free-labor immigrants.” Kansas was constituted a Territory in 1854, and became the vanguard in the great struggle which resulted in the overthrow of slavery in the United States. It was admitted into the Union as a State in January, 1861, and took an active part in furnishing troops for the Union Cause.

Naturally a good deal of space is devoted to the story of John Brown from his coming into Kansas in 1855, his raid upon the Pottawatomie in 1856, and his final visit to Kansas “to strike a blow at Slavery,” in the expedition across the Missouri, when he liberated 11 slaves, and though the Governor put a price of $3000 upon his head, " piloted the ii liberated bondmen north ward and saw Kansas no more.” The volume closes with a Bibliography of publications used in the preparation of the book.

KENTUCKY: A Pioneer Commonwealth. Third Edition. By

[28d] N. S. Shaler. • The writer, a native of Kentucky, was a Unionist during the War of 1861-65. The Appendix (pp. 409-427) contains the “Resolutions of 1798” protesting against the action of the Federal Congress in “enacting the alien and sedition laws;” various Tables from the Census Returns; and a “List of Kentucky Histories and Books “relating to the Subject alphabetically arranged." Kentucky was received into the Union with its present limits in 1792. As a Slave State a “ large proportion of her “people sympathized with the South during the War of 1851-65; but the Union "party, sustained by the presence of Federal troops, were strong enough to prevent “the secession of the State."

The story of Daniel Boone is told, but Mr. Shaler deposes him from his position “in history as the typical pioneer,” and shows that many others had preceded him. The last the Author tells of him is how “this singular, guileless man, now aged, went “ into the then far West. Boone had lost all his land locations' in Kentucky through “ a lack of capacity to care for his affairs; and so, when near 70 years old, he removed " to Missouri, hoping to make a new life in that wilderness.” The State begged and Congress granted him a gift of 10,000 acres of land. These, too, were soon lost in some lawsuits, “so that the brave old man who had helped to conquer an empire died “ landless at last."

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