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ART. XXII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the Conductors of the ECLECTIC REVIEW, by sending information (post paid,) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works; which they may depend upon being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plan.
Mt. Custance has in the press a new and improved edition of his Concise View of the Constitution of England.
The Rev. Dr. Carpenter has in the press, Discourses on the Genuineness, Integrity, and public Version of the New Testament.
The Rev. Mr. Ewing, of Glasgow, has ready, in a duodecimo volume, Essays addressed to the Jews; written at the request of the London Missionary Society.
Mr. Drew, author of an Essay on the Immateriality and Immortality of the Soul, has in the press, in an octavo volume, an Essay on the Identity and General Resurrection of the Human Body.
Dr. Bradley, of Wallingford, is preparing a Series, of Grammatical Questions, adapted to Lindley Murray's Grammar, with Notes and Illustrations, under the patronage of Dr. Valpy, and other distinguished Preceptors.
Dr. Sterny has in the Press, in a quarto volume, the Life of the late Earl of Charlemont, including a View of the Affairs of Ireland, during a very interesting and important period.
Mr. De Luc is about to publish, in an octavo volume, an Elementary Treatise on Geology, containing an examination of some modern Geological Systems, and more particularly of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth..
Mr. James Macdonald, late LieutenantColonel of the Caithness Fencibles, having been wrecked, in November last, on the Schaw, proposes to publish an Account of his subsequent Travels through Denmark and Sweden.
Mr. Belfour has in the press a Metrical Romance, in five Cantos, intitled Spanish Heroism, or the Battle of Roncesvalles, which is to appear in the course of this month.
Mr. Fenton's long expected Tour through Pembrokeshire is in the press, and will appear in the course of this Spring, in a quarto volume, embellished with Views of all the principal Seats and Ruins, drawn chiefly by Sir Richard Hoare. This Tour is in tended as the first of a Series of Tours through North and South Wales, which will be conducted on the same plau.
Mr. Thomas Hope will publish this Spring a Collection of Designs, representing the
Costume of the Ancients. It will consist of about 160 engravings in outline, with an Introduction, and will form two volumes, quarto and octavo.
The Abridgement of the Philosophical Transactions by Drs. Hutton, Shaw, and Pearson, from the time of their commencement to the close of the year 1800, will be completed in the course of this nonth.
A Series of Letters on Canada will shortly appear, written by a Gentleman lately resident some years in that country; giving a Description of its People, Manners, Lays, Customs, Productions, Trade, &c.
Mr. J. Rickman, Surgeon, of Lewes, will shortly publish a small volume, intitled Epistola Amicitiæ, or the Friendly Call.
Dr. Rutherford's Ancient History is reprinting in two duodecimo volumes, for the use of Schools.
Mr. Rylance is preparing for the press a Romance, to be intitled Francesco, or the Fool of Genius, founded on the extraordinary Life of Mazzuoli, celebrated as a Painter by the name of Parmegiano.
A Society of Physicians in this Metropolis has been engaged in collecting materials for a new Work, to be called the Annual Medical Register, containing a complete account of the medicinal Literature of the preceding year, with an historical Sketch of the Discoveries and Improvements in Medicine and the collateral Sciences; a Report of the general State of Health and Disease in the, Metropolis, a brief detail of miscellaneous Occurrences, and similar Information.
A new edition of Quintilian, after the manner of Rollin's Compendium, will shortly appear from Oxford, in au octavo to. lume.
Early in next June will be published in large quarto, the First Part of a new lite. rary and embellished Work, intitled, The Fine Arts of the English School: compris. ing a Series of highly finished Engravings, from Paintings, Sculpture, and Architecture, by the most eminent English Artists; each subject accompanied by an ample portion of historical, descriptive, critical, or biographical Letter-press. This First Part will contain five Engravings, viz.1. Portrait of John Dunuing, Lord Ashburton, from a Picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds,
2. An Historical Composition, representing Thetis bearing the Armour to Achilles; West, P. R. A.-3. A View of Lord Mansfield's Monument in Westminster Abbey. Church; Flaxman, R. A.-4. An Elevation of the West Front of St. Paul's Cathedral Church, London.-5. A Plan of the Substructure of the same Building; Sir Christopher Wren; both drawn by Mr. James Elmes, Architect. The Proprietors in their Prospectus, thus explain the Plan and Conditions of the Publication.-1. Two editions will be printed, both in large quarto, but on Papers of different qualities and dimen sions: the smaller will be Elephant, which makes a quarto page of fourteen inches by twelve; the larger on Atlas paper, making a quarto page of seventeen inches by thirteen. These will correspond in size with the British Gallery of Pictures published by Longman and Co. The smaller edition will be 11. 1s. per Number, and the large Paper will be 11. 11s. 6d.-2. Each Part will contain four finished Engravings, or three that are finished, and two of slighter execution. These will be accompanied by appropriate and ample Descriptions, &c. occupying from twelve to twenty-four pages of Letter-press in every Number. The Prints will be engraved in such different styles, as appear to be best "adapted to the respective Subjects. Those representations of Portraits, Historical Pictures, and Sculpture, will be executed in that mixed style of engraving which unites and blends the Dot with the Stroke; whereby the appearances of Flesh and Drapery in Pictures, as also Marble, &c. will be carefully imitated. The architectural Subjects will be engraven, wholly in the line or stroke Style.
-3. Each Number is intended to contain an illustrative Print or Prints from the respective Subjects of Painting, Architecture, and Sculpture. In the first Class will be given a Portrait of an eminent English Character, from an esteemed Painting; also an historical or fancy Picture, selected from the most approved Specimens of the English School. Of Architectural Subjects, one or two Prints will be given representing either Elevations, Plans, or perspective Views, of the most admired public Edifices of England. In this department of the Work, it is intended to furnish such a series of Plates, with appropriate Letter-press, as I shall fully explain the Design and Construction, as also the History, of the respective Buildings. Under the Class of Sculpture, each Number will present one finished Print, or two in Outline, from some approved Specimen by a British Artist.-4. The Literary Department will be supplied by
such Gentlemen as are best calculated by professional Study, Erudition, or Taste, to furnish the most interesting and satisfactory Information on the respective Subjects of Painting, Architecture, Sculpture, Biography, &c It is indeed the intention of the Proprietors to produce a Work that shall be calculated to satisfy the English Artist, gratify the Connoisseur, interest the discriminating Part of the Literati, both at Home and Abroad, and collectively exhibit the mental and professional Talents of our Countrymen.-5. A limited Number of Copies of the Portraits and Historical Prints will be worked in Colours and finished by the Pencil, so as to imitate the Style of Colouring and Effects of the original Pietures. Twenty-five Sets of Proofs will be worked on India Paper. The Prices of these will be specified with the first Number.
The Columbiad, a Poem on the Subject of America, by Mr. Barlow, will soon be reprinted in this Country.
Dr. William Neilson proposes to publish two large Maps of ancient and modern Geography combined. The first will comprehend all that Part of the World which was known to the Ancients, exhibiting together the ancient and modern Names of each Place. The second will contain only the central Part, or Roman and Grecian Empires, with their Dependencies. And on the sides of each Map will be alphabetical Lists of all the ancient Names, with the corresponding modern ones, Longitude, Latitude, &c. thus designed to form a complete View of ancient Geography, prescuted to the Eye at once.
A Selection from the Gentleman's Magazine, arranged under the heads of-1. History and Antiquities.-2. Ancient and Modern Literature, Griticism, and Philology.-3, Philosophy and Natural History.4. Letters to and from eminent Persons.5. Miscellaneous Articles, &c. to form three octavo Volumes, will shortly issue from the press at Oxford, under the Saperintendance and Care of a Gentleman of that University.
Mr. M. Murfitt, of Trinity College, Cambridge, is about to publish an Essay on the Life and Character of Agesilaus, Son of Archidamus.
Baynes's Catalogue of a large Collection of modern Books, including the best Works Divinity, with many miscellaneous Articles, 8vo. gratis, is just completed;-Part 2, containing an extensive Collection of Second-hand theological Books, &c. will be published in July.
Nearly ready for publication "Ludlam's Rudiments of Mathematics," containing the Elements of Algebra, an Introduction to Euclid's Elements, and Plane Trigonometry. A new Edition, corrected and greatly enJarged, by M. Fryer, Teacher of the Mathematics, Superintendent of the Philosophical Institution, and Secretary to the Literary and Philosophical Society, Bristol. 1 vol. 8vo.
Dr. Mavor it is said will soon produce a Work on which he has been long engaged, viz. a Series of Catechisms on popular Sub
jects; The Mother's Catechism, à Catechism of Health, and another on General Knowledge, which will be followed in rapid succession by others on English History, Universal History, Geography, Animated Nature, Botany, the Laws and Constitution of England, the Bible, &c. They are intended to sell separately, or to form when collected two neat pocket volumes.
The Fifty-wo Lectures (announced long ago) en the Church Catechism, by the Rev. Sir Adam Gordon, Bart. Prebendary of Bristol, and Rector of West Tilbury, will be published this month in 2 vols. 8vo.
The author of All the Talents and the Comet, has announced a Poem, intitled The Statesman, which will contain biographical Sketches of Mr. Pitt, Mr. Fox, Lord Nelson, &c.
Art. XXIII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED,
An Historical Survey of the Ecclesiastical Antiquities of France, with a View to illustrate the Rise and Progress of Gothic Architecture in Europe. By the Rev. G. D. Whittinton. 4to. 11. 6s.
Greek Marbles, brought from the Shores of the Euxine, Archipelago, and Mediterranean, and deposited in the Vestibule of the Public Library of the University of Cambridge. By Edward Daniel Clarke, LL. D. late Fellow of Jesus College, and Professor of Mineralogy in that University. Printed at Cambridge, by order of the Syndics of the Press. Embellished with four beautiful Plates, engraved by Tomkins, from designs by Flaxman, royal 8vo. 5s. 6d. and on imperial paper, with proof impressions of the Plates, 10s. 6d.
Virgil Re-vindicated; being a free and Candid Examination of Bishop Horsley's Tract on Virgil's Two Seasons of Honey; written in the Year 1807, in a Letter to the Rev. Mr. Pentyeross, of Wallingford. By Henry Clarke, L.L. D. Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at
Marlow. 4to. 4s.
A System of Geography, ancient and modern. By J. Playfair, D. D. F. R. S. Esq. Vol. I. 4to. 21. 2s.
Political, and Moral State of Hindostan, from the earliest Periods to the present Time; the Rise and Progress of Christianity in the East, its present Condition, and the Means and Probability of its future Advancement, with an Introduction and Map illustrating the relative Situation of the British Empire in the East. By the Rev. Robert Chatfield, LL. B. Vicar of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. 4to. 11. 16s.
The Rise and Fall of States and Empires, or, the Antiquities of Nations; more particularly of the Celtic or Gaul. Containing great variety of Historical, Chronological, and Etymological Discoveries, many of them unknown both to the Greeks and Romans; with Tables of Greek, Latin, and Teutonic Words, which are taken from the Celtic Language. By M. Pezron. 8vo. 7s. 6d.
The History of Don Francisco de Miranda's Attempt to effect a Revolution in South America; in a Series of Letters. By James Biggs. Revised, corrected, and enlarged. To which are annexed, Sketches of the Life of Miranda, and Geographical Notices of the Caraccas. 8vo. 7s. 6d.
History of Brazil, comprising a Geogra phical Account of that Country; together with a Narrative of the most remarkable Events which have occurred there since its Discovery. By A. Grant, M. D. Svo. Ss. 6d.
The Modern History of Hindostan, Vol. II. Part final, containing the History of India and the East India Company, during the seventeenth and part of the eighteenth
As Historical Review of the Commercial, Centuries. 4to. 11. 1s.
A Practical Materia Medica, in which the various Articles are fully described and divided into Classes and Orders. 12mo. 5s.
Metaphysical Essays, containing the Principles and fundamental Objects of the Sciences, with some Considerations on the Human Mind, &c. By Richard Kirwan, Esq. LL. D. F. R. S. President of the Royal Irish Academy, &c. Author of Elements of Mineralogy, Geological Essays, and other Works. 8vo. 12s.
The Spirit of English Wit, being an entertaining Budget of laughable Anecdotes, &c. 12mo. 5s.
The Spirit of the Public Journals for 1808. 12mo. 7s.
Correspondence between the United States of America and Great Britain. 1s. 6d.
An Answer to the Challenge given by W. Blair, Esq. A. M. and published in Dr. Rees's Cyclopedia, where this Gentleman has inserted a Cypher of his own invention, which is actually inscrutable without the Key. By M. Gage. 10s. 6d.
An Attempt to elucidate the pernicious Consequences of a Deviation from the Principles of the Orders of Council. 2s. 6d.
A Serious Admonition to his Royal High ness the Duke of York, on the evil Tendency of Corrupt Communication. Is. 6d. The Gentleman's Library, being a Compendium of the Duties of Life in Youth and Manhood. 12mo. 5s.
The Principles of Life Assurance explain ed, together with new Plans of Assurance and Annuities. Adapted to the Prudent of all Classes, Civil and Military. By the Rock Life Assurance Company. Is.
An Attempt to ascertain a Theory for determining the Value of Funded Property. 2s. 6d.
Ferdinand Vindicated, and Ministers Defended. Is. 6d.
Strictures on the present Government, Civil, Military, and Political, of the British Possessions in India. 3s.
Ancient Indian Literature, illustrative of the Researches of the Asiatic Society, instituted in Bengal, January 15, 1804. 4to. 11. 5s.
Latin Synonyms, with their different Significations and Examples, taken from the best Latin Authors, by M. J. B. Dumesnil, Latin Professor of Rhetoric in the College
of Harcourt, and Principal of the College of Louis the Great, in the University of Paris. Translated into English, with Additions and Corrections, by the Rev. J. M. Gosset, 8vo. 15.
The Muses' Bower, embellished with theBeauties of English Poetry. 4 vols, foolscap 8vo. 11. 4s.
The Iliad of Homer, translated into English Blank Verse. By the Rev. James Morrice, A. M. late Student of Christ Church, Oxford; Rector of Betstranger, in the County of Kent, and Vicar of Flaver, Northamptonshire. 2 vols. 8vo. 11. Is.
Poems sacred to Love and Beauty, by Hugh Downman, M. D. 2 vols, foolscap 8vo,
Poemata Selecta Italorum, qui seculo decimo sexto Latine scripserunt, nonnullis adnotationibus illustrata. Post 8vo. 10s. 6d. A Poetical Picture of America; being Observations made during a Residence of several Years at Alexandria and Norfolk, in Virginia. By a Lady. 12mo. 4s.
Gertrude of Wyoming, or the Pennsylva nian Cottage, and other Poems. By Thomas Campbell, Author of the Pleasures of Hope, &c. 4to. 11. 5s.
Horæ Ionicæ; a Poem descriptive of the Ionian Islands, and Part of the adjacent Coast of Greece; with a Postscript, containing Observations on the Romaic or modern Greek Language, as spoken in the Ion an Islands. By Walter Rodwell Wright, Esq. sometime his Britannic Majesty's Consul General for the Republic of the Seven Islands. 8vo. 4s.
A Series of Discourses on the Principles of Religious Belief, as connected with Human Happiness and Improvement. By the Rev. R. Morehead. A., M. 8vo. 9s.
Treatises on the Seventy Years Captivity of the Jews, foretold by Jeremiah; and particularly on the Seventy Weeks Prophecy of Daniel, the truth of which is at last demonstrated. With some Remarks on different Subjects of Scripture. By the Rev. J. Thorold, Rector of Kencot, Oxon, 2s.
A Letter from a Country Clergyman to his Parishioners; in which are considered, a few of the Arguments and Practices of the modern Dissenters. By the Rev. John Nance, M. A. Chaplain to the Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, &c. Is. 6d.
Our learned Readers have probably perceived the gross and unfortunate Error, which, through the hurry of preparing for the Press, crept into page 33% of this Volume, line 18 and 19. The hypothesis of the palæograph of the two readings should have been represented in the following manner, which the space will adınit of being written by the pens of our indulg ent Readers without much trouble.
In answer to some inquiries, we have the satisfaction to state, that our Review of Zeal without Innovation, which has been hitherto deferred on account of various hindrances, may be expected to appear in the next Number; in which it is probable the Pamphlets on the Passive-Power Hypothesis will also be discussed.
We have received Mr. Wrangham's very handsome and sat sfactory letter, to exculpate or explain some parts of his Sermon, to which we had objected in our March Number. Honourable as this letter is to his own talents and liberality, we are deterred, by the partial terms in which he has spoken of our labours, from laying it entire before our readers. It is but justice to him, however, to give an abstract of what is chiefly important in its contents. He assures us, that he did not intend the most distant allusion to the disinterested, pious, and indefatigable Baptist Missionaries,' when speaking of sudden conversions'. Having read,' he says, 'with equal care and admiration, seventeen numbers of their Periodical Accounts, I must have been the most unprincipled or the most prejudiced of men to pronounce them precipitate in their admission of Proselytes.' It appears evident, from his explanation, that the reas son of his wishing an authorised English version to be the basis of the purposed Oriental Translations, was merely to furnish the Translators with the combined result of recent critical investigations, and not for the narrow purpose of securing its conformity to the English establishment. Of this, he says, 'I thought I had given a pledge, by suggesting a Congress of Delegates from the seven Universities of the United Kingdon, and the whole of the BRITISH (including, in my sense of the word, the body of the Dissenting) Clergy. I have only to regret,' he proceeds, that " Sectarian", which appears in some degree to countenance your interpretation of the passage, should have been printed, p. 28. instead of "Socinian" notions.' After this,' he says, 'I am sure you will do me the justice to erase my name.from your High-churchman list.' He excuses the figure of The Jordan flowing into the Thames', by a reference to the In-Tiberim defluxit Oronies of the Roman Satirist; which may undoubtedly serve for an apology, if not for iustification.