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House on 5 November, which 1819 had, though there was then no Latin Professor to make it. So far as surviving reputation is concerned, the advantage is sure, we think, to be with the men of 1905. We doubt if the ordinary man of letters could name more than two or three of the lights of 1819, and we cannot say that the period was one of distinction, though it has given us a chronicler in Gunning, whose reminiscences are unique, and ought to be reprinted. In 1819 it took a student of Law or Physic six years to take his degree. He was allowed, however, to wear the B.A.'s full-sleeved gown when the men of his year took their degree, and was stiled a Harry-soph.' There were tenyear men," too, in those days, of the age of twentyfour and upwards, toiling pretty leisurely after a B.D.!
Some of them are,
public is already familiar.
We cannot deal with the very different aspect of modern Cambridge as revealed by its present Calendar.' The wonderful advance of science is, of course, a leading feature of the University. It is a feature of the age in general. What, however, we expect and need from the universities is a reinforcement of the taste which has become that of an honourable minority almost stunned by the forces of vulgarity and advertisement. We want, in fine, as many good men and good books to leaven the lump as can be procured, and we look for signs of literary activity in this 'Calendar.' So we regret to see that Caius announces the following among its records of this year: "English Essay, No essay sent in French Essay Prize, ditto; German Essay Prize, Not awarded"; and "Natural Science Essay Prize, No essay sent in." We notice, further, that LOUEY CHISHOLM is preparing for publication a at Christ's no exercises were sent in for the PrizeBook of Poetry for Children,' and invites suggesin Memory of Calverley, and that Prof. Skeat's tions of unfamiliar pieces. Her address is c/o English Prize was not awarded. Every educated Messrs. T. C. & E. C. Jack, Causewayside, Edinperson should cultivate his powers of expression, burgh. For he may have before long to yield his heritage of liberal education to the loud Philistine. It is no ime to
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The Letters of Horace Walpole. Chronologically
THE labour so spiritedly undertaken and con-
THE publication of Mrs. Paget Toynbee's edition of Horace Walpole's Letters will be completed on the 11th inst., when the sixteenth volume will be issued from the Oxford University Press. volume will consist of indexes of persons, places, and subjects, including matters of art and art criticism. The subscription list will close when it is published.
MR. T. CARVER, of Hereford, sends two lists-one of Theological Works, and the other of Ancient and Modern Literature. A copy of The Ancestor, 12 vols., is priced 40s.
Mr. Bertram Dobell has among first editions. Blake's 'The Book of Thel,' a very fine uncut copy. 1789, 907.; Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion, 4 vols., 1818, 17. 10s.;Ingoldsby,' 127. 10s.; 'Lavengro,' 17. 158.; Paracelsus. 71. 7s.; Hudibras,' 91. 9s.; Coleridge's 'The Fall of Robespierre,' 57. 5s.; Cory's 'Jonica (containing the scarce second part), 2. 2s. ;: In Memoriam,' 47. 4s.; Westmacott's English Spy, 24. 10s.; and Don Juan,' 87. Ss. Other items include David Garrick's copy of 'Nouveau Théâtre Italien,' Paris, 1733, 61. 6s.; also a collection of plays from his library, 41. 4s. and Ryley's 'The Itinerant; or, Memoirs of an Actor,' 9 vols., 18081827. The catalogue states that Mr. Knight has written a note in this copy......The scarcest thea-trical work he knows.' A complete set of the original 271 numbers of The Tatler from 12 April, 1709, to 2 January, 1711, folio, is 81. Ss.; and Stow's
"Survey of London,' black-letter, 31. 3s. There are also many publications of the Grolier Club, and works from the Daniel, Kelmscott, and Doves presses.
Mr. William Dunlop, of Edinburgh, has a number of interesting works relating to Scotland. These include Drummond's Old Edinburgh,' reproduced in facsimile, 1879, 27. 5s.; Billings's Antiquities, 37. 10s.; and The Arms of the Burghs of Scotland,' by the Marquess of Bute, 17. 7s. 6d. The general list comprises Boswell's 'Johnson, Murray, 1853, 10 vols., 24s.; Hume and Smollett, 18 vols., good as new, 17s. 6d.; Lingard, 10 vols., 12s.; Froude's History,' 12 vols., 35s.; Picturesque America, 2 vols. royal 4to, 12s.; Australasia Illustrated, 1606 to the Present Time,' 1892, 17. 1s. (published at 117. 11s.); P. H. Emerson's Pictures of East Anglian Life,' 1888, 12s. 6d. (published at 71. 75.); and a clean copy of Moreri's 'Le Grand Dictionnaire,' 1740, 18s. 6d. Lord Byron, in writing to Murray, said, I have Bayle's Dictionary, but cannot do without Moreri."
Messrs. E. George & Sons have a catalogue of Alpine, Antiquarian, Architectural, and Miscellaneous Books. Under General Literature is Calendar of Wills, 1258-1688,' printed for the Corporation of London, 1889-90, 17. 15s. A set of The Saturday Review, 1856-65, is 31. The Garden, 1876-88, 26 vols., 51.; and a very fine series of the Revue des Deux Mondes, 1856-88, 97. 9s.
67. 12s. 6d. and Burton's 'Arabian Nights, Benares, 1885, 337. There are works of interest under Commonwealth, Elizabeth, and Ireland.
Mr. C. Richardson, of Manchester, has the ninth edition of Bunyan, excessively rare, 1683, 207.; a set of N. &Q 1849 to June, 1898, 97 vols., halfmorocco, and the Indexes to the eight Series, 8 vols, cloth. 40. Villon Society's Publications, 13 vols, 13. 10s.; Miller's series of works on Costume, 32 coloured plates, 7 vols. folio, 1804-20, 107. 10s. ; a first edition of Edward FitzGerald's Euphranor,' excessively scarce, 1851, 5. 10s.; Shakespeare's Poems,' Kelmscott Press, Sl.; a fine copy of Littré 5 vols., 1888-93, 47.; Museum of Painting and Sculpture,' 1828-32, 67.; Ruskin's 'Modern Painters' 6 vols. imp. Svo, 1888, 61.; and Waverley Novels, 48 vols., Cadell, 1829-32, 67.
Mr. Albert Sutton, of Manchester, has a set of the Chetham Society's Publications, 1840-1904, 24; Hazlitt's Early English Bibliography,' with Index volume by Gray, 51. 15s.; Hotten's "Library of Humour," 13 vols., 31. 5s.; Caulfield's Portraits,' 1819, 17. 8s. ; first edition of Campbell's Poetical Works, Moxon, 1837, 11. 2s. 6d. ; Cavendish Society's Publications, 1848-71, 57.; a copy of Eikon Basi like,' 1648. 27. 2s.; Pickering's editions of Coleridge, 15 vols., 1840-49, original cloth, 4. 10s.; first edition of Goldsmith's 'Citizen of the World,' J. Newbery 1762, 37. 12s. 6d. ; Jardine's " Naturalist's Library, 40 vols., 1833, 37.; and 'Newgate Calendar,' 1800-8, 21. 2s. Other items include Scott's Complete Works, with Life.' 100 vols., Cadell, 1829-39, 10.; and Stevenson's 'The Story of a Lie,' first edition, 1882, 107. 10s. A note in the catalogue states: "I July, 1899, a copy sold for 301. 10s. The work w to have been published by Hayley & Jackson in 1882, but was suppressed before publication. Only five or six copies are known to have escaped de struction."
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We have two lists from Messrs. W. Heffer & Sons, of Cambridge. One contains works on Philosophy, Moral Sciences, Politics, Africa, America, &c.; while the other-a short list of 215 items-includes very few that are not of some special value. large-paper copy of Ariosto. Venice, 1772, is 10%. 10%. Under Alciati is 'Omnia Emblemata, Paris, 1608, 2. 10s. This the catalogue says is so excessively rare that only two other copies are known. Under Virgil, Baskerville, 1557, is the poet Alfieri's copy with his book-plate, 77. 10s. There is a fine large copy of the first edition of 'The Anatomy of Melancholy,' 1621, 377. 10s. Queen Elizabeth's PrayerBook, first edition, 1578, is 45l. We have space to note only a few more: Tennyson's 'Poems,' 1833, 30%.; Lorna Doone,' 3 vols., in original cloth, very scarce, 251.; Rossetti's Sister Helen,' Oxford, 1857, for private circulation, 127. 12s.; Thackeray, 7 vols., 1848-59, 217.; and an original charcoal drawing by Burne-Jones, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes', framed, 287. 10s. There is a Shelley MS., 367.; and an original MS. of De Quincey, 20%. 10s. Nine letters of Charles Lamb include one to his friend Allsop, in which he writes: "I am going to ask you to do me the greatest favour which a man can do to another, I want to make my will, and to leave my property in trust for my sister. N.B.-I am not therefore going to die. Would it be unpleasant for LADY RUSSELL, COL. BELL, and S. H. A. HERVE you to be named for one?" The letters are priced-Forwarded. 651. There is also an original holograph unpub- L. R. M. STRACHAN ("She never found fault wit lished acrostic to Emma B-, signed "Ch Lamb," you," &c.).-Anticipated ante, p. 316. price 30%.
Mr. H. H. Peach, of Leicester, has MSS. and rare books of the fourteenth century to the eighteenth. There is a fine tall copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle,' 217. Other items include Beaumont and Fletcher, 1679, 97. 9s.; Chaucer, 1602, 87. 8s. ; Robinson Crusoe,' fourth edition, 157. 15s. Dugdale's 'St. Paul's,' 21. 58.; Heywood's 'Pleasant Dialogues and Drammas,' 1637, 71. 78. ; Ben Jonson, 2 vols. folio, 1640, 127. 12s.; Thucydides, 1550,
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