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The Tagus and the Tiber; or Notes of Travel in Portugal, Spain, and Italy, in 1850-1. By William Edward Baxter. In two volumes. Canada, as it Was, Is, and Mau Be. By Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Richard H. Bonnycastle, Royal Engineers. With considerable Ad- ditions, and an Account of Recent Transactions, by Sir James Edward Alexander, K.LS., &c. In two volumes.

The Boman State, from 1815 to 1850. BY Luigi Carlo Farini. Trans- lated from the Italian by the Right Honourable W. E. Gladstone, M.P. for the University of Oxford. Volume III.

The Perils of Fashion. In three volumes. Lena, or the Silent Woman. By the Author of "King's Cope," &c. In three volumes.

Alice Offley ; or the Pervert and the Soldier. By the Author of "Con- fessions of a Hypochondriac." In two volumes. Life of Lord Jeffrey ; with a Selection from his Correspoildence. By Lord Cockburn, one of the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland. In two volumes.

llistoire de la Revolution Francaise. Per M. Louis Blanc. Tome troisieme.

Manual of Field Operations. Adapted for the use of Officers of the Army. By. Lieutenant Jervis-White Jervis, Royal Artillery.

[The deficiency of English literature in military treatises is well known ; which the political economists may ascribe, and with truth, to the want of a demand. So great, indeed, was the scarcity of books of any kind at the close of the last century, that it is said the few officers who wished to study their profession had the greatest difficulty in finding a stray foreign work. So far as importation is concerned, there is now no difficulty in procuring anything ; and the encyclopedias have furnished general outlines of the art of war. The volume before us is a further contribution to military litera- ture, which will be found useful to young soldiers offering them hints on the principles of war, and furnishing a good deal of information as to its theory and practice. The Manual is to a large extent a compilation from several foreign ele- mentary or special works ; Lieutenant Jervis also bringing to his task the results of extended reading, professional as well as historical. The matter, which he has drawn at large from his French authorities, might have been more thoroughly digested. Occasional chasms give the book a fragmentary or unfinished air; though this rather affects _its literary character than its military use.] The Gold-Valuer being a Table for ascertaining the Value of Gold, as naturally produced or artificially amalgamated : with a familiar Ex- planation of the Art of Assaying Gold and Silver, &c. By James Watherston, Goldsmith, of London.

[A table of the value of the gold contained in an ounce, from the fine gold without alloy, worth 41.48. 11.454d., down to impure metal of less than two- pence value. This table is accompanied by directions for assaying both gold and silver. The book is in a great measure addressed to the miners in the- new auriferous fields, to prevent their being imposed upon in the sale of their sold: but we doubt whether they have means or patience for the assay.]

Use and Abuse; or Right and Wrong in the relations to Labour of Capital, Machinery, and Land. By William Id‘Combie, Author of "Hours of Thought," &c.

[A variety of economical topics are touched upon by Mr. M'Combie in the form of lectures. His fundamental position is, that there is enough for all, with a new distribution of existing wealth : another of his opinions is, that much of our evils arises from the unproductive expenditure of the landlord's rent.]

A First History of Greece. By the Author of "Amy Herbert," &c. [A. well-arranged, clear, and interesting narrative for children ; the facts being chiefly taken from Bishop Thirlwall. A brief account of the natural and political geography of Greece, intended to be learned first, precedes the history.] Deeds of lfaval Daring ; or Anecdotes of the British Navy. By Edward Giffard, Esq. (Murray's Reading for the Rail.) [Narratives and anecdotes of daring afloat ; mostly derived from the Gazette, with a little spirit added to the dry official tone, and the introduction of particulars beneath the dignity of a despatch-writer. It forms a very inte- resting volume, and is capital reading for the rail.] Love, a Reality, not Romance. By _Mrs. Thomas Geldart, Author of "Emilie the Peacemaker," &c.

[A didactic story, designed to impress the necessity of religion and housewife training for happiness in married life, and to show the emptiness of mere accompliehments and fashion at home. It is well and naturally written.]

Sketches from Life. By William Byrom.

o tales founded on incidents supposed to have been learned by the mein- her of a religious visiting society at LiverpooL One is a story of seduction, desertion repentance, and death ; the other, of the misery brought about by a clandestine marriage, in which case the father relents in time to restore happiness to all. The stories are well but not strikingly told, with a little superabundance of religious reflection.]

Introductory Lecture on the French Language. By M. C. I. Delille. [This is a scholastic lecture above the average degree of merit. The origin and progress of the French language are clearly and concisely pointed out; the distinction- between the Classical and Romantic schools is defined as plainly as possible, where accurate definition is out of the question ; and all this is done in the space of about half-an-hour. Mr. Delille, already cele- brated as the author of an excellent French Grammar, is appointed professor of a "City of London College for Tseliea," and the lecture was delivered on the occasion of his inauguration.] Elocutionary Manual. The Principles of Articulation and Orthoepy, the Art of Reading, and Gesture. By Alexander Melville Bell, F.R.S.S.A.,


[This volume is a rewritten selection of the elocutionary sections of a larger Work of the author, entitled "New Elucidations of the Principles of Speech and Elocution." Some portion of it is devofed to correct peculiarities of Scotch pronunciation, and a good deal to articulation. It is a more intern gible book than many publications on elocution.] The Bedouin, and other Poems. By T. W. Wood, Esq. [An Eastern tale, in the style of the Giaour.]

Supplement to the Post-office London Directory.

jA reprint, from that magnum opus the Post-office Directory, of the Par- liamentary and postal information corrected to the present time.] Nsw SERIAL.

The Book of the Garden. By Charles APIntosh, F.R.P.S., &c. Part I. [This serial when completed will contain the results of Mr. It'Intosh's long experience as gardener both to the King of the Belgians at Claremont and Brussels and to the Duke of Buccleuch : in point of scope it will form one of the most various and extensive treatises hitherto published on the subject. The work will consist of two divisions; the first embracing the ormation and arrangement of gardens large and small, as well as plans and designs for the erection of conservatories and other buildings connected with cultivation, or gardeners' residences ; the second section will treat of the theory and practice of horticulture under the novel heads of the four sea- sons. The text will be illustrated by upwards of a thousand plates and

wood-cuts.] PAMPHLETS.

The Defensive Position of .England. By Captain Charles Knox. The Destruction of Lagos.

A Short Letter to the Earl of Derby on Present Prospects.

Conservative Principks and Conservative .Poliey, &a. By Edward W. Cox, Esq. The Present Crisis. A few Words to the People of England, on the Resignation of her Majesty's Ministers, and the coming Elections. By a Whig. Second edition. A Letter on the Cultivation of Cotton, the Extension of Internal Com- munication, and other Matters connected with India. By Edward Money, of the Twenty-fifth Regiment Bengal Native Infantry. Remarks on the Affairs of India. By a Friend of India. The Calumnies of the "Atheneum" Journal Exposed. Mr. White's Letter to Mr. Murray, on the subject of the Byron, Bhelley, and Keats MSS.

The Advantages of Abukir Drainage, &a By John Thomson, C.E. . A Lecture on the Stearie Candle Manufacture. By G. F. Wilson, Esq.