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The name was probably altered from the v. 83-6 ; Strutt's 'Chron. of England,' i. 299; “King's" to the Queen's Bagnio in compli. and Gough's 'History of Pleshey.' ment to Queen Anne. The above advertise

S. H. ment continues :

Some particulars of the castle at Pleshey "If any Persons desire to be cupp'd at their own and its remains, as also a reference to the House, he [i e., Henry Ayme] will wait on them himself, he having had the Honour to give a general bridge, will be found at 7th S. x. 68, 156, 412. Satisfaction to the Nobility in the Performance of

EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. that Art, which he has acquired to a Nicety by a long and great Practise. Note, that his Way of

“The entrance to the keep is from the cupping is the very same as was us'd by the late west over a venerable brick bridge of one Mr. Verdier deceas' d.”

lofty pointed arch, probably a work of the Verdier was cupper to Queen Anne. See fur. sixteenth century” (Camden's _ Britannia,' ther concerning London bagnios The Anti- enlarged by Richard Gough, F.A.S., 1789, quary, June, 1905, pp. 226-7.

vol. ii. p. 54, c. 2). There is a beautiful deJ. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL.

scription of this venerable relic in Gough's 6, Elgin Court.

introduction to the History and Antiquities MR. HODGKIN will find in W. Kirkby's Pleshy,' copies of which were to be obtained,

of Pleshey.' See also ‘A Short Account of Evolution of Artificial Mineral Waters,') in 1885, of Mr. George Bobannan, at the Manchester, 1902, pp. 24-5, some account of “White Horse,” Pleshy (this was printed the above institution, which was founded upon an invention of Sir William Jennings in 1885); Topographical and Statistical De

by John Dutton, Tindal Street, Chelmsford, patented in 1678 (Letter Patent No. 200, Old Law Series). In 1683 an account of the inscription of Essex, by, Geo. Alex. Cooke, stitution was given by Dr. S. Haworth in pp; 139-40; and Dugdale's ‘British Tra'A Description of the Duke's Bagnio and of

veller,' 1819, vol. ii. pp. 397-8.

J. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL. the Mineral Bath and new Spaw thereunto belonging,' London, 8vo (B.M. 233, a. 40).

CHARLEMAGNE'S ROMAN ANCESTORS (10th E. WYNDHAM HULME. S. iii. 369, 432). — Perhaps the book which Clare, Sevenoaks.

ASTARTE is inquiring about is ‘Genealogical

Tables,' by William Betham, London, 1795. PLESHEY FORTIFICATIONS (10th S. iv. 48). – Table 249 gives the 'Sicambrian, Kings, and Gough's 'History and Antiquities of Pleshey' Kings of the West Franks, from whom the (1803), a quarto book of 195 pages, with an Kings of France are descended. The first is appendix of 112 pages and a full index, is Antenor, King of the Cimmerians, A.M. 3561, the most important monograph on the his

B.C. 443.

Table 250 gives the · Kings of toric castle of Pleshey. The book contains France, Merovingian, Carolinian, Capesome fine plates and a plan of the defensive tingian, Velesian, Bourbonian.' Table 251 works. The bridge is shown, possessing a gives the Merovingian Kings of France.' brick gateway at its lower side. This is not Table 252 gives The Ancestors of the Caronow existing, but the bridge itself is in fair lingian Kings of France. Table 253_gives condition, and I see no proof that it was not the Carolingian Kings of France.',. Tables in existence in the days of the murdered | 254 and 255 give the Capetingian Kings of Duke of Gloucester, the end of the fourteenth France.'


Of course, ROBINIA will find much about JULES VERNE: STAR AND CRESCENT Moon Pleshey in Morant and other writers on (10th S. iii. 489). -I have read (but my note is Essex, but the only recent description of not forthcoming) that, prior to the advent of the earthworks was written by me (see Mohammed, the Arabs had a species of Venus « Victoria County History, vol. i. p. 298). worship, and that the feminine emblem, the

I. CHALKLEY GOULD. crescent, and the interlaced delta and inROBINIA will find much information and verted delta forming the star, which is emsome differences of opinion about the fortifi- blematic of the union of the sexes, were cations at Pleshey (or Plaisseis), both as to symbols which persisted when this worship their prehistoric and later construction, in was replaced by the Mohammedan religion Morant's Essex,' ii. 451; Wright's Essex,'

FRANK REDE FOWKE ii. 255; Salmon's 'Essex,' 226; Victoria

24, Netherton Grove, Chelsea, S.W. History of Essex' (with plan), i. 297–9; MOON AND HAIR-CUTTING (10th S. iv. 29). — * Excursions in Essex,' ii. 79; Gough's 'Cam. This superstition still survives in this village den's Britannia,' ii. 133; Essex Naturalist, of Tresmeer. ALEXANDER PATRICK. x. 152; Essex Arch. Soc. Trans., New Series, Tresmeer, Egloskerry, R.S.O., Cornwall.

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and associates, and views of spots connected with

its birth and ministrations, abound. Very early in NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.

its career `N. & Q.' counted him among its conThe Life and Letters of R. S. Hawker, sometime tributors. He complains, however, of the treatVicar of Morwenstow. By his Son-in-law, C. E. ment he received from the originator and first Byles. (Lane.)

editor, and is not very largely represented in its The lives of Hawker by the Rev. Sabine Baring pages. Similar annoyances, seem to have been Gould and Dr. F. G. Lee, the former especially, are caused him in other periodicals, and may be relargely responsible for the estimate generally formed garded as part of the rather morbid self-assertiveconcerning the eccentric and interesting Vicar of ness that seemed to impress him with the notion Morwenstow. Written as these are by men who, that in treating a subject he acquired a vested while approaching and regarding him from different interest in it, and might warn off trespassers. An points, are in close sympathy with him, they might agreeable feature in Hawker is his fondness for have been regarded as adequate in the case of one animals. In one of his letters he writes : “The whose claims upon enduring consideration were even mice are actually at play on my table while I greater than those of the author of Records of write." What is said (p. 96) of Disraeli, Thiers, the Western Shore,' Cornish Ballads, and other and Napoleon is, we fancy, inaccurate. It is Poems,' and 'Footprints of Forner Men in Far news to us that Hawker at one time took opium. Cornwall.' Dr. Lee was in sympathy with Hawker's This may account for his remarkable fits of liturgical views and shared his vehemence of con- depression. It is a pleasant story that when a troversial utterance, while Mr. Baring. Gould was scarecrow in Hawker's clothes was put up the as ardent a student as his subject of folk super- birds took it for him and came to it. What are we stition, lore, and legend. While the account of the to say about Hawker's grave assertion that at an latter, however, has won general acceptance, and indicated spot he had seen mermaids? (See p. 167.) been more than once reprinted, and while it is Now and then the biographer puts off his attitude the “standard biography,”: if the use in this case of reverence and becomes outspoken. On p. 204 he of such a phrase can be justified, it failed wrote: The fact is that in his composition there to satisfy family exigences, was regarded as un- was something of the Grand Inquisitor. In the disauthorized, and was branded by Mrs. Hawker, comfiture of heresy he put aside his human and per. in The Atheneum of 8 September, 1876, as “full of sonal sympathies, and regarded opposition to himself misstatements, and written by one whose personal as an offence against the Almighty through an knowledge of Mr. Hawker was scarcely that of a earthly representative." It is to be feared that a view mere acquaintance.” The work now issued belongs of the kind was not confined to religious heresy. to another category. Occupying as it does seven Again, Mr. Byles says Hawker was sometimes hundred pages, it must be taken as adequate; unreasonable on the question of originality. Deal. and written as it is by an affectionate and admiring ing with his own faults, Hawker says, with no son-in-law, with access to all family documents and exaggerated self-depreciation (p. 456): “I know traditions, aided by very many of those who came that I am dogmatic, , proud, and mysterious.” into closest association with Hawker, and were Again, with strange self-oblivion, he says (p. 471) most impressed by his fervent and assertive indi. that he does not sympathize with satirical writings: viduality, it fulfils all requirements, and may “There is too much in our natures to sadden and well, in its way, be accepted as final. When subdue, and I do not like that men should mock perused by one who knew Hawker best by favour: one another, all being in God's image and brother able report, and was prepared to applaud and men. " On the question of his claim on immortality expectant of delight, it leaves a curious impression. the biographer says (p. 651), "He never did himself Portions of it reveal the figure, eccentric and in justice.' That estimate, with all it iniplies, we part heroic, we expected to see. The general accept. But the book is good, and has strong claim tone of Hawker's utterances is, however, querulous on our readers. and not seldom aggressive. He has a morbid sensitiveness and a regrettable amount of lite

MR. R. J. WALKER's version of Septem Psalmi rary vanity. We like him best in his periods of pænitentiales in Latin elegiacs, sold by Samuel action, when his efforts to rescue those hurled Bewsher, St. Paul's School, is an admirable exerupon that stormiest of coasts are indeed heroic;

cise of scholarship, one, indeed, of exceptional and wo admire the ardent and mystical pietý grace. In Christian epitaphs and sacred verse a which in his case, as in that of many of his reve

writer is, we think, perfectly justified in departing rend compeers, landed him in the Roman Catholic from the best models as much as Prudentius, for Church. His wit, on which Mr. Byles insists, instance, does from the Virgilian style, and in approaches dangerously near rudeness or want of putting these "apples of gold in pictures of silver" feeling. To some extent, then, the revelation of Latin. But Mr. Walker, like the best modern the man is to us disappointing. The same may elegance of Ovid, the grace of Virgil, in such a

composers, does more.

He has the fluency and not, however, be said of the book, which gives a

line as faithful picture of the vicar and his environment, is saturated with atmosphere, and is an Me, quam longa dies, inimici tristibus urgent. ideal companion for the holiday jaunt now immi. The whole is natural enough to be free of Macaunent. Its illustrations constitute an eminently lay's speer about Latin verse as a sickly exotic." attractive feature, and Lord Carlisle's coloured Such work is the fine flower of scholarship, a delight portrait of Hawker, which serves as frontispiece, for which, alas ! few have time, but which can only gives the best idea accessible of the subject of the be understood, as Mr. Walker, says in his introbook. Lord Carlisle supplies another striking por: ductory Latin lines, by those who have practised a trait, while other designs present him at various like art themselves. The present reviewer has periods, from his undergraduate days to within a done so for many years in the intervals of a busy very short time of his death. Portraits of his parents life, and found surprising solace in an exercise

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which is, for one thing. a touchstone of the amount siennes, in whom the author finds a fusion of racial of thought and poetry in the original. Mr. Walker's types. --In The National Review the article of most versions are to be ranked with the best of modern literary interest is that of the Hon. Maurice Baring, Oxford, such as Mr. H. W. Greene's wonderful entitled “Racine.' Englishmen who appreciate elegiac version of FitzGerald's 'Omar'; and when Racine are as rare as Frenchnen who comprehend the next edition of the ‘Anthologia Oxoniensis Milton. We are not quite of accord with Mr. Baring appears, we shall expect to see two, at least, of his as to the secret of Racine’s greatness; but we admit translations among the Carmina Sacra.'

the beauty of his selection, and we warmly approve

his closing utterance concerning Racine: “He may Romney's lovely 'Study for the Egremont Family not be with Shakespeare, and Dante, and Beethoven; Piece' forms the frontispiece to The

Burlington. A but he is with Praxiteles, with Virgil, and Mozart. portrait

of Pietro Aretino, from the Chigi Palace, In Some Old School Books, Miss Catherine Dodd now in the possession of Messrs. Colnaghi, has treats cleverly a fresh and an interesting subject. extraordinary interest both pictorial and literary. "Is Scotland Decadent ?' by Malagrowther It is a remarkable work of Titian, and gives an whether Sir Mungo or Malachi is not denoted appallingly sensual portrait of the

author of the might well cause some sensation ayont the Sonnetti Lussuriosi,' the man whom Ariosto calls

Tweed." The concluding sentence is, “ At present “Il flagello dei principi, il divin Pietro Aretino." Scotland is the dreary paradise of bourgeois prosA movenient, to which we wish success, is on foot to perity and sectarianism, a country of 15 sects, secure this for our national collection. In Some 3,000 churches. 300 bowling greens, 250 golf courses Florentine Woodcuts' Mr. G. T. Clough has hit on a and no poet." The Rev. A. H. F. Boughey's 'The good subject. Very little is known concerning Universities and the Study of Greek is excelFlorentine work of the kind.

lent. eighth article on Pictures in the Royal Collection' | Canon Beeching prints in the Cornhill a lecture on

Other papers are worthy of high praise. is of great excellence.

Atterbury, where delivered we know not. It has The Message of Buddhism to the Western more interest than such things ordinarily possesg. World,' which Mr. W. S. Lilly contributes to The Mr. Atlay's account of Tarleton of the Legion' Fortnightly, is likely to create some stir. Mr. Lilly depicts admirably a stormy career, which did is naturally anxious to guard against possible mis much to vindicate English soldiership during the apprehension, and to impress on his readers that war with America. . Some Recent Theories of he goes no further than pointing out the “in the Ether' are expounded by Mr. W. A. Shenstone :: measurable superiority possessed by Buddhism, in and Mr. Roden Shields's Blurred Memory of virtue of its ethics, over the antitheistic system of Childhood' casts light upon Henley and Stevenson. contemporary Europe." A curious, but not wholly Part IV. of From a College Window' is supplied. satisfactory article is sent by Mr. Charles J. Norris The fiction is excellent. Following Mr. Lang, Miss ou First Love in Poetry. Mr. W. H. Mallock Amy Tasker tries to solve in The Gentleman's. answers the Two Attacks on Science, Clerical and the problem of 'The Man in the Iron Mask.' It is Philosophical, and Mr. T. H. S. Escott chronicles; needless to say that none, but negative results and in part deplores, 'The Extinction of Egeria.' attend the effort, and the theory of a brother of Mr. Macdonald's French Life and the French the French king is not entirely dismissed. The Stage' deals at considerable length with Les Gladstone-Browning Controversy’is an amusing skit Ventres Dorés’ at the Odéon, and, more briefly, on modern crazes. My Irish Friends'tells capitally with Le Duel’ at the Comédie Française, which some tolerably well-known stories. Mr. Radford's we think the more original piece. “Marriage and Swinburne on Sea' is scarcely adequate. Part VIII. Divorce in America' supplies many striking facts of Mr. Holden MacMichael's Charing Cross and which may with advantage be studied. So short are its Immediate Neighbourhood' is of unabated the reparate items in Mr. Lawler-Wilson's Causerie interest.-The frontispiece to the Pall Mall consists on Current Continental Literature' we feel that the of. Cubbing with the York and Ainsty,' a wonderessay scarcely deserves its title. We can express no fully clever work of the late C. W. Turse. Mr. great delight on the appearance of a contribution William Hyde's ‘Dover and Calais,' illustrated by such as • The Financial Outlook.' Lady Paget the author, presents in a pleasing light scenes with sends to l'he Nineteenth century, under the title which the travelled Englishman is most familiar. of Vanishing Vienna,' a readable, picturesque, Sir Frank Burnnnd has an amusing article on. The and pleasing account of life in the capital of Austro Punch Pocket-Books,' with reproductions of the Hungary. An article better in its class we do not original designs. The Hon. Whitelaw Reid writes recall. Mr. Dominick Daly supplies a short account on Journalism as a Profession. Under the title of Madame Tallien, the wife of, among others, the Au Ex-Minister of France' is given an account of great Conventionnel, to whose influence over her M. Delcassé. The best portion of the contents second husband were due the death of Robespierre consists of fiction.-Mrs. Charles Towle sends to and the end of the Reign of Terror. Writing on Longman's an animated account of Edward FitzImpressional Drama,' Lady Archibald Campbell Gerald and his Friends.' Part II. of 'A Road in refers to her well-remembered pastoral plays at Orcady' is even better than Part I. Mr. John Cannizzaro. Mr. Norman Pearson writes on "The Lang's 'The Midnight Axe' is very striking. Sir Macaronis,' a subject which would repay more Walter Scott's Use of the Preface,' by M, H. H. elaborate and exhaustive treatment; Mr. William Macartney, is a very interesting piece of literary Warrand Carlile opens out an interesting branch criticism. In his 'At the Sign of the Ship’ Mr. of study in The Origin of Money from Orna. Andrew Lang recurs to false antiquities. ment'; Mr. T. H. Weir describes · An Autunın Wandering in Morocco'; and Mr. Frederick Wed. We hear with regret of the death, on Sunday more .Some French and English Painting;' The last, in his eighty - sixth year, of Mr. Henry Camargue, by Mr. David H. Wilson, deals, of Sotheran, the head of the spirited firn of book ourse, with the beauty of the much-discussed Arlé- sellers and publishers in Piccadilly and the Strand..

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Richmond Hill,' 1807, 108. 6d. There is a handBOOKSELLERS' CATALOGUES.-AUGUST.

some copy of The Faerie Queene,' with Crane's MESSRS. BROWNE & BROWNE, of Newcastle, have illustrations and Wise's bibliography, 1897, 41. recent purchases, principally from private libraries. (published at 101. 158. net). A set of Chalmers's These include Burns's Letters to Clarinda,' very British Essayists, 45 vols., is marked 21. 10s.. rare, Philadelphia, 1909, 101.; David Cox's Art of List 162 has a copy of Ackermann's 'London, 1808-10 Landscape Painting,' 1823. 51. ; the first edition of 201. ; an édition de luxe of La Fontaine, Paris, 1795,

The Greville Memoirs,' 41. 4$. There are interest. 181. 18s.; Audsley's Arts of Japan,' 1882, 51. 58.; ing itens under Bewick, including first editions of Britton and Brayley's England and Wales,' 258. • Land and Water Birds, 1804-5. 121. 12.s., and for the 26 vols.; Dickens's 'Christmas Books,'5 vols., • British Birds' Newcastle, 1797-1804, 211. Both of all first editions, 31. 34. ; and a set of The Gentle these are very rare. Under Cruikshank are · Life in man's Magazine, 1731-1843, 71. 7s. There are also London, 61., and The Battle of Waterloo,'a choice many items of interest in No. 163. copy, 201. The rare first issue of “The Naturalists'

Mr. Alexander Macphail, of Edinburgh, has Library,” 34 vols., 1834, is 71. Under Shelley is an

*Criminal Trials in Scotland, 1487 to 1624, rare, uncut copy of the rare first edition of Posthumous 57. 58. ; also a Collection of Acts of Parliament Poems, 1824, 91. A first issue of Vanity Fair is dealing with the Civil War in Scotland, 31. 35. 42. There are also a number of county histories Under Edinburgh we find Kay’s ‘Portraits,'41. 178.6d. and local books.

Under both Highlands and Jacobite are a number Mr. Bertram Dobell, among books recently pur- of works of interest. A copy of the rare fourth chased, has Blake's Book of Thel,' 1789, 901. ; a edition of Paradise Lost,' 1686, is priced 45s. There. Hudibras,' 1678, 91. 9s. ; and some rare tracts that are a number of cheap novels for summer reading. belonged to Dr. Donne, 161. 16s. A first edition of

Part II. of Messrs. Maggs Brothers' List contains. ‘Gulliver' is priced 181. 18s. Included in the cata

a fine set of Macaulay, 101. 108. ; library editions of logue are books from the library of Mr. Joseph Motley, 11 vols., 121., Munden's Menoirs.' by his Knight, comprising rare old plays, memoirs, and Son, extra illustrated, 1844, 161. 168. ; a complete works by the best-known English and French series of "Musical Biography,” 38 vols., 181. 185.; a writers from the sixteenth century to the nine collection of tracts in French relating to Napoleon, teenth. Mr. Knight had many choice specimens of Louis XVIII., &c., 23 vols., 101. 10$. ; a collection fore-edge painting, and Mr. Dobell was so fortunate of naval menoirs, 29 vols., 18. 103. A long list as to secure a fine exanıple of Edwards's work.

under Shakespeare includes the Halliwell edition, Mesars. George's Sons, of Bristol, in their new 881. list, No. 284, have the remaining portion of the library of Frederick W. Newman. Many of the Byron and of Dickens, a separate list of which can

Messrs. Meehan, of Bath, have first editions of: books contain autograph notes. The collection is be obtained. Bernard Shaw's works include An. very characteristic.

Unsocial Socialist,' price 8s. 6d., and Love among Mr. George Gregory opens Nos. 164 and 165 of the Artists,' at the same price. Under Tennyson, his new Bath Book Catalogue with the proverb is the second edition of 'In Memoriam,' Moxon, “He that loveth a book shall never lack a faithful 1850, 12s. 6d. There are a large number of works. friend." We give a few of the items offered : a on Russia, and also sonie interesting Book-plates. magnificent copy of the Cranmer Bible, 351. ; • British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, 1,1822laneous list. There is an interesting collection of:

Messrs. James Rimell & Son have a good miscel.. 61. 6s. ; Britton's 'Bath Abbey Church,' 41. Works on the Crimea include Todleben's

ten rare tracts relating to the American Revolution,

Défense de Sébastopol," 20. Lavater's Physiognomy' is priced 1780,&c., 81. 18. 6d. Other items include Aubrey's 41. 48.

rare Natural History and Antiquities of Surrey, Under Speeches is a choice collection, E. Curll, 1719, 131. ; The Gentleman's Recreation, 54 vols., 1810-54, 321. There is a long list of peri; by Richard Blome, 1686, 121. 12s. ; Bohn's extra odicals,' and a 'modern library of American and volumes, 31. 75. ; the first London-printed edition of Canadian history.

Burns, 1787, 41.'; a collection of 77 large coloured Mr. Charles Higham has a fresh catalogue of caricatures, 1784-1829, from Sir William Fraser's theological books, including Mason's Spiritual collection, 101. 15$. ; Daniell's Voyage round Songs, 1693, very rare, 11. 10s. ; a nice fresh copy of Great Britain,' 221. 10s. ; and the very rare first

The Pulpit Commentary,'48 vols., 1881.99, 101. 10s.: edition of Adonais,'Cambridge, 1829, 31. 38. There Döllinger's Gentile and the Jew in the Courts of are interesting, items under Cruikshank, and a the Temple of Christ,' 21. 178. 6d.; Milman's his- long list of works on the Drama, including Genest's tories, 15 vols., 31. 38.; and a number of works on

* English Stage,' 1832, 91. ;. Prynne's * Players missions.

Scourge,' 1633, 6l. ; and a collection of 500 Covent. Mr. John Jeffery, of City Road, has a very Garden Playbills, 1813-15, 41. 173. 6d. varied list of books and pamphlets.

Mr. James Roche has an unpublished manuscriptMessrs. George T. Juckes & Co., of Birmingham, by Charles Westmacott, author of The English. send us four short lists. No. 161 contains Jaggard's Spy'— Beau Brummell: the True History of this reprint of the First Folio, 1807, 31. 38. ; a cheap set Man of Fashion, 20 guineas. Other items includeof The Cornhill to 1884, 21. 58. ; Yarrell's 'Birds,' a tine tall copy of Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare,' 2. 178. 6d. ; Browning's 'Men and Women,' first 1907, 30 guineas. The catalogue comprises a set of edition, 1855, scarce, 30s.; 'The Secret History of eight plates by Cruikshank, Going to a Fight, the Calves-Head Club,' 1705, 5s. ; 'The Eccentric 1819, rare, 12. 12s. ; a choice selection from Mirror,' 1806-7, 4 vols., 21. 28.; and Lavater's the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery ; also Arundel Essays,' 1837, 21. Under John Leech is The Month, Society's publications. Recent purchases include 1851, scarce, 30s. The second edition of Milton, the rare first edition of Ainsworth's Crichton, 1673, is 41. 108. ; and a first edition of the poem 1837, 61. 188. 6d. ; a beautiful copy of the Tera


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centenary edition of The Complete Angler,' Boswell and James Stuart, in which the former 121. 12s. ; 'Hudibras,' with Gray's annotations, was fatally wounded. There are a number of items 1819-27, rare, 5l. 10s. ; and Hogarth's 'Complete under Ruskin, America, Early Railways, Music, Works,' 1822, 71. 10s. The last is marked a Law Books, &c. bargain.” An extra - illustrated copy of Austin The catalogue of Mr. Thorp, of St. Martin's Lane, Dobson's Four Frenchwomen' is priced 29 guineas. includes aniong black-letter books 'A New Booke There are also very fine books of portraits, collec- of Destillatyon of Waters,' 1559, 41. 48. Mr. Swintions of tracts and trials, &c.

burne's 'Rosamund,' with autograph poem, is 62. 6s. Mr. A. Russell Smith has a Catalogue of Engraved There are also a number of othor first editions of Portraits at very low prices. To show how varied the poet, including 'The Heptalogia,' 31. 38. the list is, we may inention that the portraits ver's Funeral Monuments,' 1767, is 18s. There are include Mrs. Abington, Addison, Marshal Blücher, a number of books relating to the county of Kent. Byron, Chaucer, Cruikshank, Nancy Dawson, These include Berry's: Pedigrees,' 1830. 71. 10s. ; Dickens reading to his daughters, Garrick, Miss and Boys’s ‘History of Sandwich,' 1792, 51. 10s. Glover, Miss Glyn, John Angel Janies, the Rev. Of Mr. Thorp's Reading Catalogue, containing Wm. Jay, of Bath, and Mrs. Siddons.

320 pages and 7,426 items, The Athenæum of 22 July Although reference is made in another page to said: It is not easy to imagine the specialist who the death of Mr. Sotheran, we cannot pass on to will fail to find soniething in it of interest. We notice the new catalogue of the firm without an fully endorse this. There are but few rarities, as expression of deep regret at the death of our old and this is a clearance catalogue, so that most of the esteemed friend. "He was of the kindliest and most books are well within the reach of the average genial disposition, full of brightness, and as long collector. as he remained in the firm one of the most active

Messrs. Henry Young & Sons, of Liverpool, have and energetic nen in the bookselling world. Mr.

he New Testament of Erasmus, very Sotheran retired at the end of June, 1893, when rare, price 151. 158. ; a tall copy of Chaucer, 1687, Mr. Henry Cecil Sotheran succeeded his father. 101. 108.; Dugdale's English Laws,' 1666, 51. 58.; An excellent likeness of Mr. Sotheran appeared in Madame Sévigné's letters, Paris, 81. 8s.; Grose's The Publishers' Circular of 8 July, 1893.

* Antiquities,' 61. 6s.; Turner and Dunkarton's Messrs. Sotheran open their Mid-monthly List 'Historical Portraits,'12. 128. ; Humphreys's Illu. with two unique relics. Tennyson's own copy of minated Books of the Middle Ages,' 1849, 121. 12s.; the first edition of his 'Ode on the Death of the Roby's 'Lancashire,' 91. 9s. ; Westall and Martin's Duke of Wellington' contains copious additions engravings to Milton, 1794-1827, 31. 10s. ; the first and alterations in his autograph, also twenty lines edition of Owen Jones's • Ornamental Design, 1856, in Lady Tennyson's hand on an inserted slip, and a 91. 108. ; and a proof copy of Rogers's Italy, letter fron Moxon offering him 2001. for an edition 51. 15s.6d. The last contains a holograph note of 10,000. The copy is in the original wrapper, from the author to Mrs. Jameson, inviting her to uncut, enclosed in a levant morocco pull-off" case one of his famous breakfasts. There is also much by Riviere. The price is 1201. The second relic is of interestunder Rowlandson, English Scenery, the first draft of the Dedication to the Queen of his Engraved Views, &c. Poems published in 1853. The price of this is 1251. Under America is a coloured copy of Kingsborough's rare work, The Antiquities of Mexico,' 1031. A

Notices to Correspondents. choice set of Archeological Reports is 91. 9s. In a list of rare Bibles we find the Ashburnham copy We milst call special atlention to the following of the London Polyglott, 1657-69, 351. ; first edition notices :of Cromwell's Bible, 361. ; and the Coverdale, 2401. We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. The whole catalogue is full of important items.

To secure insertion of communications correWe can mention only a few more: Curtis'o' Flora Londinensis,' 331. : Bunyan's last work, The Water spondents must observe the following rules. Let of Life,' 1688, 21.2.: an illustrated copy of Dyer's each note, query, or reply be written on a separate

Cambridge, 1814, 71. 108.; a genuine and perfect slip of paper, with the signature of the writer and copy of the

* Chronicon Nurembergense, 1493, such address as he wishes to appear. When answer: 28l. 108. ; and a set of the Chethani Society's public ing queries, or making notes with regard to previous cations, 91. 9s. There are a number of Common entries in the paper, contributors are requested to wealth and Revolution books ; and under Edward put in parentheses, immediately after the exact FitzGerald are two relics : his will, four pages, large heading,

the series, volume, and page or pages to folio, 4 September, 1858, wholly in his handwriting, which they refer. Correspondents who repeat 841.; and his copy, with autograph, of Tucker's queries are requested to head the second com. • Pocket Dictionary of English and Persian,' 211.

niunication “Duplicate.” Mr. James Thin, of Edinburgh, has in his new

D. K. T. (“Turkey Merchants ").- Particulars of list a complete set of the Acts of the General the Levant or Turkey Company will be found at Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1638-1800," 5th S. xii. 254, 516. 101. 10s. ; Grote's 'Greece,' the scarce 1872 edition, J. F. CARTER (“ Value of Money in Henry VIII.'s -5l. ; the First, the Second, and the Oriental Series of Time”).-See gth S. xi. 393 and the earlier references the Palæographical Society, 1873-94, 301. ; Perkins's there supplied. Tuscan Sculptors,' 31. 38. ; a spotless copy of the

NOTICE. * Engravings 'from the Works of Sir Joshua Editorial communications should be addressed Reynolds, Graves, 95 guineas : a set of The Witness, to “The Editor of Notes and Queries'"-Adver. 1840-51, si. 8s. ; also of The Beacon, 1821, 158. The tisements and Business Letters to “The Publatter paper was very scurrilous, and one of its lisher"-at the Office, Brean’s Buildings, Chancery articles was the cause of the duel between Sir Alex. Lane, E.C.


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