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Chiefly re-written, amplified, and enriched with new Specimens from the collections of Mr. E. C. Bayley, the late Col. Stacey, Mr. C. Freeling, and the latest acquisitions of Col. S. C. Guthrie ; aided by contributions from the independent researches of Gen. A Cunningham, and supplemented by selections from the Dynastic Inscriptions extant on various local Monuments. One vol. 8vo., with Eight Copper-plate Engravings and numerous Woodcuts.

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Early in 1870 will be published, in One Volume Imperial Octavo, double columns, of about 800 pages,

ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE RADICALS. By the Rev. W. LOBSCHEID, Knight of Francis Joseph, C.M.I.R.G.S.A, N.Z.B.S.V., etc. This Dictionary is intended to meet a long felt want. It is arranged according to the Radicals, as the Imperial Dictionary of Kanghi, and is chiefly intended for assisting Students in reading Chinese books, documents, etc., etc. In order to save as much space as possible the number of strokes is given by a number on the margin of each column, and the principal character is repeated by a perpendicular stroke. Two, three, and more Chinese terms are often given for one English sentence ; so that whether the Student read a classical work or a novel, he is sure to find the term and its equivalent in English. At the end of the principal words the synonyms have been given with the radical under which they are to be found, which will prove a great convenience to learners. The work is so arranged that it will be of equal use to people in the South and North of China.


Now Published, in One Volume, 4to., pp. xxvi. and 100, Stiff Covers, and accompanied by 12 Plates

of Illustrations. Price 288. plain ; £2 28. coloured.

THE SNAKES OF AUSTRALIA. An ILLUSTRATED and DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE of all the KNOWN SPECIES. By GERARD KREFFT, F.L.S., C.M.Z.s., &c., &c., &c., Curator and Secretary of the Australian Museum.




Buddha & His Doctrines. A Biographical Essay.
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OUR LIBRARY TABLE. Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press for Thirty Years. accordingly he obtained a place in a country store. The pay

Progress of American Journalism from 1840 to 1870. With was at the rate of 75 dollars a year-not an extravagant Portrait, Illustrations, and Appendix. By Augustus reward for the intelligent service performed-but the lad did Maverick. Hartford, Conn.: A. S. Hale & Co. 1870. not like the business, and not long afterwards he and trade London: Trübner & Co.

parted company for ever. In his sixteenth year he began to The volume before us is really more a history of American teach, procuring the charge of a district school, for three Journalism for thirty years than a life of Mr. Raymond, and months, in Wheatland, Genessee County, fifteen miles northas such of much greater interest than the monotonous life of west of Lima. In country phrase be “boarded round," a writer for the press must necessarily be. The following taking such accommodations of food and lodging as the quotations will serve to show what the author tells us about universal custom of the day afforded to impecunious young the late editor of the New York Times : -"One mile and teachers, but thriving under circumstances which were not a half from the centre of the little post village of Lima altogether agreeable. The pay was small, and he was very is the old homestead upon which Henry J. Raymond was young to hold the place of pedagogue; many of his scholars born, Jan. 24, 1820. His active mind- too active at times- excelled him in size and weight, as well as in age; and his began to take form at the age of three, when he read simple path was not strewed with roses. But he had a strong will, lessons fluently, to the boundless delight of doting parents and his experience in teaching was not a failure. and admiring friends. At the age of five he was a speaker, In the following summer, his school contract having for in the winter of 1824-5, while under the teaching of Mr. expired, he returned to the homestead in Lima; and on the Fosdick, he appeared in the public exhibition of the scholars Fourth of July made his first appearance as a poet. The as the reciter of two pieces ; one of which was a satire upon celebration of the National Anniversary in Lima that year lawyers, couched in terms severe but simple, as befitted a was exceptionally grand. The patriotic citizens, determining youth of such tender years. At the age of eight he had that the “ Fourth” should be honoured with all due obserbegun to attend Mr. Hutton's classical school in the village vance, devoted much thought and time to the celebration; of Lima, studying the elementary lessons during the summer, and, in response to a pressing invitation, young Raymond and remaining at home in the winter months. Henry J. wrote an ode, which was sung by the village choir with imRaymond was among the first students who entered the new mense spirit, to the accompaniment of a swelling chorus. Genessee Wesleyan Seminary in 1832. His age was 12, and With the writing of the Fourth of July ode, in 1836, he had profited so well by the instruction previously received virtually ended Raymond's residence in Lima.

In the in smaller schools that he was perfectly qualified to under- following August be entered the Freshman Class of the take a broader course of study. His most intimate school- University of Vermont, in Burlington, and his College life mate in the seminary was Alexander Mann, through whose began. urgent solicitation Raymond subsequently went to college. Shortly after leaving college Mr. Raymond went to New Emerging from the seminary, Raymond began to cast about York and became connected with the New Yorker, the for employment. His common-sense way of looking at the Tribune, and afterwards with the Courier and Enquirer. A affairs of life suggested the reflection that it was bis duty to peculiar combination of political events in the year 1848 led contribute towards the expense of his own support, and Mr. Thurlow Weed to contemplate a final retirement from

the Albany Evening Journal, which paper he had elevated to the rank of a controlling power in the State of New York. The Journal was offered to Henry J. Raymond, who was then engaged upon the Courier and Enquirer in New York, and who had not yet begun his political career. Raymond was but 28 years old; Weed was already a veteran in politics and journalism, and had established his reputation, and built up a prosperous business. The offer to transfer the proprietorship of the Journal was formally made to Raymond, in 1848, through Mr. George Jones, a banker in Albany, who afterwards became the partner of Mr. Raymond in the Times, and is now the chief proprietor of that paper. Mr. Weed revealed his purpose to Mr. Jones without reserve; declared his determination to retire from éditorial life, and expressed an earnest desire that Raymond and Jones should assume the control of the Evening Jonernal. A letter from Mr. Jones apprised Mr. Raymond of this proposition, and the latter immediately went to Albany to consult with Jones and Weed. The negotiation fell through, in consequence of the refusal of one of Mr. Weed's partners (William White) to sell his own interest in the paper. But this was not to be the end. The project of establishing a new Whig paper ia New York was soon broached, in a correspondence between Jones and Raymond, and out of innumerable letters on this subject gradually grew the plan of starting the Times. In 1849, the year after the fruitless negotiation at Albany, Raymond took his seat in the Legislature for the first time, and the inchoate newspaper plan became the topic of frequent conversations with his future partner. Still another year passed, but no definite result was reached. In the beginning of 1850, however, Raymond had again been elected to the State Assembly, and the choice for the Speakership had fallen upon him. Events were at last burrying to a conclusion; and a walk upon the ice of the Hudson River was destined to be the turning point of Raymond's career. Mr. Raymond's father was on his way to Albany, on one of the sharpest days of the winter, and the young speaker, going to meet the incoming train at Greenbush, stopped at Jones's banking house to solicit the favor of his company. They set out together to cross the river; and when half way over Mr. Jones casually observed that he had heard the Tribune had made a profit of 60,000 dollars the past year. After further conversation Mr. Raymond expressed his decided conviction that a new paper could be started in New York which would make as much money as the Tribune ; and, declaring his willingness to share the risks of such an enterprise, arged Mr. Jones to revive the project which had already given rise to negotiation and correspondence. Mr. Jones hesitated, but explained that his own business as a banker

was at that time prosperous, and was likely to continue so,
unless the Legislature should pass an act then pending, the
practical operation of which would inflict serious loss upon
all the bankers in the State. This act provided for a reduc-
tion of the rate of redemption of country money; and, in
common with those who then conducted the banking busi-
ness under the Free Banking Law of the State, Mr. Jones
was naturally apprehensive of its damaging effect. Mr.
Raymond replied, laughing, that he should himself make a
strong effort to procure the passage of the objectionable act,
having now a strong personal motive; but added, more
gravely, an expression of his opinion that it would be passed.
He was right. The act became a law; and its effect justified
the apprehension. The bankers began to close up a business
which had become perilous instead of profitable, and among
the earliest to retire were Mr. Jones and his partner, Mr. E.
B.Wesley. At this moment the Times became in fact an esta-
blished institution, for the money and the men were ready.
Before the session of the Legislature was broken up, that
winter, the plan of the forthcoming daily journal had been
substantially agreed upon. Raymond's health bad failed; he
was to go to Europe for the summer, and to return in the
fall to assume the editorship. Jones was to remain at home
to prepare the details of the organization. Seveti gentlemen
contributed the capital, and all were confident of the ultimate
success of the venture. The nominal capital of the Times
was 100,000 dollars, but all this sum was not required at the
start. The subscribers to the stock, and the proportions
held by each, were as follows :-
Henry J. Raymond

20 shares. George Jones

25 E. B. Wesley

25 J. B. Plumb, Albany.

Daniel B. St. John, Albany

Francis B. Ruggles, Albany
E. B. Morgan, Aurora

Christopher Morgan, Auburn

2 Total number of owners...

8 Total number of shares, first subscription

89 Mr. Raymond selected for the new paper the name of Th New York Daily Times, and the name of the business firm was Raymond, Jones, & Co. It was unanimously agreed that Mr. Jones should become the publisher and the responsible financial manager. It is due to Mr. Jones and to the gentlemen who were associated with him at the outset to re cord the fact that the twenty shares of stock assigned to Mr. Raymond were presented to him, all paid up. This was : practical and generous recogniti of Raymond's abilities, and of the value of his services."


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SWEDISH CATALOGUE Op Books.-Svenskt Boklexicon, LIBRARIES OF THE UNITED STATES. - Congress Li. Aren, 1830-1865. Af Hjalmar Linnström. 1st Part, imp. brary.-A. R. Spofford, Esq., the Librarian, in his report 800. pp. 96. Stockholm, 1869.—This is the first complete for 1869, gives as the following facts :-An enumeration of catalogue of Swedish books ever published, and we have to the books in all departments of the library at December 1st

, thank the editor, Mr. Hjalmar Linnström, for undertaking 1869, shows an aggregate of 185,227 volumes, exclusive of 80 difficult a task, which gives us an idea of the richness of pamphlets and periodicals unbound. of this aggregate, the northern literature, very little known hitherto. We 26,936 volumes belong to the law department of the library, have before us the first part of the book, containing A to The total number of volumes enumerated at the corresponde Beskow, and the continuation will come out regularly, so that ing date of last year was 173,965, showing an increase of the work will be completed at the end of this year. It contains 11,262 volumes during the year. This exbibits an accession the titles of all books published in Sweden from 1830 to 1865, of 2,764 more volumes in 1869 than in 1868. The books and those published in Finnland in the Swedish language, and added during the year have been derived from the following will give the titles of about 2500 books. Short biographical sources : purchases 6,180, copyright 1,831, Smithsonian lanotices will be given of most of the foreign authors, and, as stitution 1,879, presentation 724, exchange 648, making far as ascertainable, the real names of the authors whose total of 11,262. This is exclusive of about 3000 pamphlets. books are published anonymously or pseudonymously. The number of books and publications received under the

A TYPOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUITY.-Ex-Mayor Horace Clark, copyright law is as follows : Volumes of books; 1,831; of Middletown, has in his possession a carefully preserved pamphlets and periodicals, 1,943; pieces of music, 3,420 badge, used by the Typographical Society of New York engravings and photographs, 423; maps, 63; total number of City, some fifty-five years ago, when he became a member, in articles, 6,680; showing an increase of 1,589 articles from the year 1815. It is printed on silk, with the motto, " The this source, although the increase in volumes of copyright Art preservative of all Arts," an eagle, likeness of Ben books is only 150. The librarian announces the completion Franklin, and a cut of a ramage press. At the bottom it has of the printed catalogue of the library up to the end of 1864. the words, " New York Typographical Society. Instituted It forms two large volumes in double columns, which contain July 4, 1809." Among the members of the society, when more than 1700 pages. The librarian advocates; from er he joined, were Thurlow Weed and Senator Chandler, perience, the simplest method of cataloguing, as being the best

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suitable to the learned and the unlearned. He says every man six copies were printed. The lowest price for these 12 can produce a system that admirably suits himself, but un- poems, together with a MS. volume containing various happily it is generally found that his system is clear to emendations, is £250 sterling. These poems are known to nobody else. - The Redwood Library. - Five thousand dollars about a dozen people only. Corroborative evidence will be have been offered to the authorities of this library, for the given in writing if desired as to the poems having been purchase of books, by Mr. George Gibbs, of Newport, R.I., written by A. Tennyson, and also as to their being still unprovided they can raise the same amount for that purpose. He published. Please address Street, New York. also offers ten thousand dollars on the same conditions, for

No. 2. enlarging and improving the library building.-- The Bronson

Boston, Dec. 6, 1869. Library.-- At a meeting held at Waterbury, Conn., a vote DEAR SIR-We are in receipt of your letter of December was passed to insure the library for twelve thousand dollars, 3, in which you say you are in possession of certain unand to print one thousand copies of the catalogue as soon as published poems of Mr. Tennyson's,

which you are willing to the books now expected have arrived.— The Watkinson dispose of for the sum of £250 sterling. We are perfectly Library, Hartford, Conn.-Mr. Trumbull, the librarian, aware of the existence of these poems, but we are also aware reports 20,054 now in this library, and averages the cost of that they should not be given to the public, they having 17,635 of them at two dollars forty-three cents. per volume. been written for a strictly private reason. Within two He advocates the keeping of the library open in the evenings, months a member of our firm has personally conversed with bat thinks that at the same time the cost of doing so, which Mr. Tennyson upon this very point, and we therefore know would be about two thousand dollars a year would be too heavy, precisely what his feeling is. unless the wealthy inhabitants of the city come forward and Under no circumstances could we enter into negotiations bear the cost. - The Boston Public Library.-The trustees are for their publication. More than this, we feel certain that about to form a collection of Frankliniana, as a memorial to only by a breach of confidence on the part of some person the fame of Benjamin Franklin. Anything relating to the could they have found their way to the American market. celebrated printer, from a single sheet to the most voluminous

As Mr. Tennyson's authorised publishers and representaedition of his works, will find a place in this collection, to tives in America, we must remonstrate in the strongest which they solicit contributions. By the report just issued, terms against any publicity being given to the poems; and the library now contains 153,000 volumes, 8,689 having been we trust, upon this view of the case being presented to your added last year. - The Public Library of Cincinnati. This

mind, you will discontinue proceedings in the matter. library, which commenced operations in 1802, was the first We shall be glad to hear that you conclude to withdraw library in the then Western States. -Mr. Lewis Kerr being them from publication. the first librarian appointed. Mr. W. F. Poole, late of the We are, dear Sir, your obedient servants, Boston Atheneum, and author of the celebrated "Index to

Fields, Osgood & Co. Periodical Literature," has just become chief of the same PAPER PULP IN A NOVEL FORM. Jefferson Evarts, of institution.- The St. Louis Public School Library is said to Madison, has taken out a patent for paper coffins. The paper contain upwards of 20,000 volumes, and each pupil reads is prepared of the requisite thickness, saturated in oil, baked, an average of fifteen volumes per annum.

japanned, and polished, and thus becomes hard, will resist COLLEGES, INSTITUTIONS, SOCIETIES, &0., OF THE UNITED acid, and is thought to be imperishable. STATES. — The University of California.-The Board of New BOOKS, ETC. — The juvenile public will be delighted to Regents of this fine university have decided on abolishing all hear that Messrs. Hurd and Houghton will issue all of Hans fees, and making its benefits free to all comers who are pro- Christian Anderson's works, including “Wonder Stories for perly qualified, no matter what their nationality.--The Maine Children," with 120 illustrations; and “ Stories and Tales," Historical Society's next volume will be “ Richard Hakluyt's also illustrated. The same firm have ready "Mother Goose Particular Discourse concerning the greate necessitie and Melodies,'' with the eighteen elegant full-paged illustrations manifold comodyties that are like to grow to this Realme of by H. L. Stephens which appeared in the Riverside Magazine, Englande by the Westerne discoveries lately attempted, together with ten smaller illustrations by Gaston Fay; the written in the yere 1584, at the request of Mr. Walter music to the melodies will be by Charles Moulton, Messrs. Raleigh, before the comynge home of his two Barkes” (from

Hurd and Houghton announce besides, Dr. Hugh Davy Virginia, &c.). This is an unpublished MS. of Hakluyt's, Evans's “Christian Doctrine of Marriage."-In Southern and Dr. Leonard Woods will be the gentleman who will edit literature we are promised a new edition of Gilmore Simms's it and see it safely through the press. --The Iowa State His- works, which will be published by Mr. Widdleton, while Mr. torical Society issues a quarterly volume of " Annals,” under Carleton has issued "The Living writers of the South," by the editorship of J. W. Huff, M.D.--Metropolitan Art Prof. James Wood Davidson,-The first portion of the Rev. Museum, New York. It is proposed to found an institution Henry Ward Beecher’s Life of Jesus the Christ has been issued under this name, to be in character something like the South under the title of "The Overture of Angels." "The American Kensington Museum. The Union League Club Art Com

Saints in their Territory' is the title of a forthcoming book mittee, of which G. P. Putman, Esq. is Chairman, have the by Mr. J. H. Beadle, who had a very narrow escape with his matter in hand.

life from the said Mormon saints.—United States Typography ENGLISH AUTHORS AND AMERICAN PUBLISHERS.-To the is to shortly have an addition to its literature by the publicaEditor of the Times (London). --SIR,—The enclosed corre- tion of Chief Justice Breese's “ History of Illinois from its spondence will throw some light on the relations of English earliest times, including the Jesuit Explorations and Discoauthors to American publishers.

veries ;" and W. H. Gray's (of Astoria) “ History of As things are at present there is no legal obstacle to pre- Oregon,” both books being in preparation for the press.vent a dishonest Englishman from selling the copy of an In Educational History two books are announced "The unpublished poem which he has been allowed to borrow or History of the Public School Society of the City of New has parloined to a Transatlantic publisher, and simply York,” by William Oland Bourne, illustrated with the porpocketing the proceeds. One bar only remains the right traits of the presidents of the Society, and containing a full feeling of the American public and of the American account of all the controversies respecting the distribution of publishers. Those of your readers who will glance at the the Common School Fund. The second one is “The School two letters which I enclose will blush for their countrymen, History of New Jersey," by J. R. Sypher and E. A. Apgar, but will not despair of their cousins on the other side. For which will no doubt be a valuable work.-—"The Andes and obvions reasons, the name, address, and a single clause in the Amazon" are again to have a chronicler and deliveator, in No. 1 are suppressed.--I am, Sir, your obedient servant, the person of Prof. Orton, whose book will be published by January 20.

B. Harper, Bros.
No, 1.

PERIODICALS, ETC. - The Children's New Church MagaNew York, Deo. 3rd, 1869. zine is the title of a new illustrated (Swedenborgian) juvenile, GENTLEMEN, I have just arrived from England, where I issued by the New Church Society : it is a marvel of cheapreceived a commission to dispose of a serious (sic) of 12 ness considering the creditable way it is got up. - The small poems by Alfred Tennyson, P.L. of Great Britain. American Sovereign, which is rather a curious title for a They have never been published, but have been printed journal published in a republic, is to treat on rural affairs and

at his private press, where only, social science.--The Ailantic Monthly for February, in an

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