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in exile, and the author of the Atlas judge accurately of its influence upon Historique, &c., and of the Memorial society, and yet too far from it to apde St. Helena.
preciate its earliest fruits; he says it We understand the fifth volume of Pro will require perhaps many centuries be
fessor Leo's Course of Universal Histo fore we can justly form an opinion of ry, for the use of superior Schools, is its effects upon the destinies of man. just out, (L hrbuch der Universa e We may at least even now form someschichte zum Gebrauch in höhern Un thing of an estimate, if we refer merely terrichtsanstalten,) published at Halle. to the enormous cost of some MSS. This volume treats of the history of the prior to the invention of this invaluaFrench Revolution and of Napoleon, ble art. One Parnarme, writing to the and thus forms a valuable work of it King of Naples, says, “you lately wrote self. It is written in a spirit of stern me from Florence that the works of Tijustice; the author, with the law of the tus Livius are there to be sold, in very gospel in his hand, sitting in judgment handsome books, and that the price of upon the deeds of nations and individu each is 120 crowns of gold. Therefore als, and tracing in all the ramifications I entreat your Majesty that you cause of the astounding events of that memo the same to be bought; and one thing rable period, the finger of God. It will I want to know of your prudence, also please the English reader of Ger whether I or Poggius have done best, man, for the beauty and simplicity of -he, that he might buy a country house its style.
near Florence, sold Livy, which he had Der Nibelungen Noth, illustrirt mit Holz writ in a very fine hand, or I, that I
schnitten nach Zeichnungen von Julius might purchase the books have exposed Schnorr von Carolsfeld und Eugen Neu a piece of land for sale ? '--Tuscas, Perenther. Die Bearbeitung des Textes trarch's tutor, was, it is stated, obliged von Dr. Gustav Pfizer. 8 Lieferungen, to pawn two little volumes of Cicero,
to save himself from confinement for Technologische Encyclopädie, oder alpha debt. A few MSS. were considered in
betisches Handbuch der Technologie, early times a sufficient dower for the der technischen Chemie, und des daughter of even a wealthy baron; and Maschinenwesens. Zum Gebrauche such importance was attached to the für Kameralisten, Oekonomen, Künst disposal of books, that they were sold ler, Fabrikanten, und Gewerbtreibende on contract and securities in the same jeder Art. Herausgegeben von Joh. manner as landed property. To purJos. Prechtl. k. k. n. o. wirkl. Regier chase a Bible in the fifteenth century, ungs-Rathe, und Director des k. k. poly would have cost, according to their rate technischen Instituts in Wien. Die of wages, fifteen years of daily labor. ersten neun Bände, mit 230 Kupfer In the middle of the 9th century, Lutafeln, kosten jeder, 6 fl.
pus, the abbot of a monastery, sent a Der Magnetismus im Verhältniss zur Na commission of two Monks to Pope Ben
tur und Religion, von Dr. Jos. Enne edict III., with a letter requesting a copy moser. Preis, 2 Rthlr, 12 gr.
of Cicero and Quintilian, assigning as Schutt, — Dichtungen von Anastasius the reason, that there was no copy Grün.
of either throughout France. Sammlung Architektonischer Entwürfe In Spain also, books were so exceedingly
von Dr. C. F. Schinkel, Köngl. Preuss. scarce about this time, that one and Ober-Landes-Bau-Director,etc. etc. etc. the same Bible often served for the use Das Werk aus 16 Lieferungen à 6 Blatt of several Monasteries. And even the bestehend, wird in drei Jahren volls Royal Library at Paris down to the 14th tändig sein, und der Subscriptionspreis, century possessed only four of the claspro Lieferung Rthlr. 2., Pr. Cour. sein. sic authors,—Cicero, Lucan, Ovid and
Boethius. The bestowment of a book
on a convent, was furthermore looked MISCELLANEOUS,
upon as a highly religious act,—and at
the Monastery of St. Swithin at WinVALUE OF BOOKS IN THE MIDDLE AGES. chester, a daily mass was actually
--Dunau, a French philosopher, has founded for the soul of Bishop Nicholas observed that we live too near the de Ely, because he had given a Bible to epoch of the Discovery of Printing, to that institution.
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I. LUCIAN AND HIS AGE
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Life of Petrarch.-By Thomas Campbell.
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Leibig's Animal Chemistry-Wayland's Thoughts on the
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