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Three numbers of Darling's "Cyclopædia Bibliographica" have appeared. This work promises to be one of great value to the student, by enabling him to ascertain the contents of the vast number of books it registers, and to judge of the degree in which any particular work will be useful to him.
A new work, recently issued by Carlton & Philips of New York, deserves special attention. "The Brand of the Dominic: or Inquisition at Rome, Supreme and Universal.'" By Rev. William H. Rule.
The author of the "Dominic," who is a Wesleyan minister, is engaged in a new original work, entitled "Celebrated Jesuits," to be comprised in two volumes. Vol. I., has appeared, containing "A Saint, a doctor, and a regicide:" namely, Xavier, the prototype of Romish missionaries to India; Layniz, a leading Theologian and General of the company; and Garnet, Provincial in England, at the time of the gunpowder treason. This last work is published by John Mason, London.
The Messrs. Clark, of Edinburgh, have recently added to their valuable "Foreign Theological Library," "The Christian Doctrine of Sin, by Dr. Julius Müller." An important and most elaborate work, of which this is the first volume. Also Vol. II. of Hävernick's Introduction to the Old Testament, translated by Dr. Alexander. These two volumes form the 27th and 28th of Clarke's Library.
Bagster & Sons have published "Genesis Elucidated." A new transiation. By John Jervis White Jervis. The Hebrew is compared throughout with the Samaritan text and the Septuagint and Syriac versions. It is said to be an important work.
The editor of the "Chronological New Testament" is preparing a "Chronological Old Testament," on the same plan. It is to be divided into paragraphs and sections, to contain full geographical and chronological notes; translations of the Septuagint translations in the N. T.; a full collection of parallel passages, and critical notes on the Hebrew text, with a collation of the various readings. We have seen a portion of this work, and pronounce it to be one of the finest specimens of judicious arrangement, and typographical accuracy and beauty, which, for a long time, has come under our notice.
Another work, called "The Emphatic New Testament," has appeared. Its peculiar design is to represent, by a difference in the type, varieties and peculiarities in the use of words in the original, which do not appear on the surface of the ordinary version.
Dr. E. W. Hengstenberg, of Berlin, has published a new work; Das Hohelied Salomonis (The song of Solomon.) This a new exposition of that portion of the Bible, by one of the most learned and pious of the German Evangelicals. He interprets the song on allegorical principles, and we doubt not, like all his other works which we have seen, it is a valuable exposition.
J. Fürst is publishing, in numbers, a Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary of
the Old Testament, with an Introduction containing a short History of Hebrew Lexicography. Several Nos. have already appeared.
The Academical Lectures on the History of Hindoo Literature, by A. Weber, delivered in the winter semester of 1851-2, have been published. It is said that few men living have more familiarity with this subject than Weber.
Wachsmuth's Universal History of culture has been completed by the publication of Vol. III. This volume contains the history of Modern Cul
The following interesting Hebrew works, in manuscript, have been recently discovered:
1. "Mantle of Elijah ;" a commentary on the Pentateuch, by Rabbi Jacob Elijah, written about the time of Charles II.
2. "The Gleanings of Paradise;" a collection of Cabalistic pieces, explanations of difficult passages in the Hebrew Scriptures, moral aphorisms, illustrated by allegories, and a treatise on Hebrew grammar.
3. Eight MSS. works by the late Rabbi Natta Ellinger, of Hamburg. 4. Three volumes of a work called "Great Understanding," being a commentary on the obscure passages in the Medrash Rabba, with an explanation of all foreign words, not in the Rabbinical Lexicon, "Adruch."
5. "A Book of Names," by R. Solomon Ben Aaron, in 1676, being an analysis of the Cabala, with an illustration of the Cabalistic alphabet. Carl Ritter, the Geographer, has published Ein Blick auf Palaestina und seine christliche Bevölkerung, (a glance at Palestine and its Christian population.) It contains the most recent investigations of the subjects on which it treats. And is valuable, not only to biblical students, but to intelligent readers generally.
E. Kluge, Position and Significance of the Apocrapha, 8vo. pp. 79. This received the second of the prizes offered in the Grand Duchy of Baden, for the best treatise against the reception of the Apocrapha in the editions of the Bible. It is written in the form of dialogue, and discusses the subject in a popular way.
Now publishing by Messrs. J. F. Smith & Co., London, in 16 parts, to be completed in 4 volumes, the Jubilee Edition of the complete works of King Alfred the Great, now first collected and published in the English language; with Introductory essays, notes and illustrations, by some of the principal Anglo-Saxon scholars of the day. After mention of the several editors and contributors, we find the following curious contents of the volumes; 1.) A Harmony of the Chroniclers for the period between King Alfred's birth, in 849, and his death, in 901; 2.) A description of all the Coins of King Alfred, which have been discovered in modern times; 3.) Notice of the Saxon Mint; 4.) An Introductory Essay on the state of learning in the Age of King Alfred; 5.) Topographical Sketch of Eng land in the time of King Alfred, &c.; 6.) An Essay on the Saxon Poetry, illustrated by a poetical version of all King Alfred's Poems; 7.) An
Essay on the Political State of the world in the time of King Alfred; 8.) King Alfred's works, namely; (1.) Orosin's Chronicle; (2.) Bede's Ecclesiastical History; (3.) Boethius' Consolations of Philosophy; (5.) Proverbs, &c.; (6.) Hand-Book; (7.) Laws; (8.) Charters; (9.) Alfred's Will; (10.) Gregory's Pastoral Care; (11.) Gregory's Dialogues; (12.) Flowers from St. Augustine." The above curious prospectus we copy from the Literary World.
M. de Lamartine, whose pecuniary embarrassments are very great, has nobly declined to receive any assistance from his friends, by subscription. He infinitely prefers to relieve himself by his own exertions, which he believes he can, in time, effect. The sentiment is certainly worthy the poet and historian.
Macaulay's History is going through a translation into French, with im
Dr. Robinson, having in his recent visit to Syria and the East, obtained valuable materials for a new edition of his "Researches," intends to compress his previous work into two volumes, and add a third of new matter.
We learn that Professor Upham, of Bowdoin College, accompanied by Rev. Mr. Thompson, of The Independent, is now making the tour of the East, and especially through Palestine and Asia Minor.
Mr. Crawford, the American, it is said, has received a commission from a munificent fellow-countryman, for a bronze statue of Beethoven which is to be placed in the Musical Hall of Boston.
It is reported that Benjamin Pierce, L. L. D., Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics in Harvard College, has been chosen a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
George R. Gliddon, the archæologist, in connection with Professor Mott, is preparing, in New Orleans, an ethnographical work of considerable interest, to be entitled "Types of Mankind, or ethnological researches, based upon ancient monuments, paintings, sculptures, and crania of races, and upon their natural, geographical, philological and Biblical history."
The largest library in the United States, it is stated, is that of Harvard University, numbering in all about ninety-two thousand volumes.
Mr. Ticknor's celebrated work on Spanish Literature has been translated and published, with additions, both in the Spanish and German languages. Macaulay's Speeches have just been republished in this country, by J. S. Redfield, New York. They embrace the whole of the distinguished orator's course in the House of Commons, from 1830 to the present day.
Dr. Davidson's able work on Biblical Criticism, noticed in another place, as recently issued in Edinburgh, we are pleased to see, has already been republished, by Gould & Lincoln, Boston, in two vols. 8vo., price $ 5.
By the same house, we have, "The Preacher and the King;" or Bourdaloue in the court of Louis XIV.; being an account of the pulpit_eloquence of that distinguished era. Translated from the French of L. Bun
gener. Paris: 17th edition. With an introduction, by the Rev. George Potts, D. D., New York.
By the same publishers, Philip Doddridge; his life and labors. A centenary memorial. By John Stoughton, author of "Spiritual Heroes,” etc. With an introductory chapter by James G. Miall, from the "Footsteps of our Forefathers."
Derby & Miller, Auburn, New York, are about to give to the American public a complete edition of the celebrated Arminius. This is a translation of the original works, and they are anticipated with great interest.
A new and enlarged edition of Dr. Todd's Lectures to Children has been published at Northampton, by Hopkins & Co., with a number of illustrative engravings, from designs by Darley and other American artists. This charmingly instructive book, has been translated into most of the languages of the civilized world.
Crosby & Nickols have issued a steorotype edition of the book, entitled, "The Eclipse of Faith; or a visit to a religious skeptic." The previous edition met with a rapid sale. It is a novel and powerful defence of Christianity against the more modern phases of infidel attack.
It is stated by the Nat. Mag. that a Manual of Biblical literature is about to be published, at New York, by Carlton & Phillips, embracing Biblical philology, exegesis, criticism, analysis, archæology, ethnology, history, geography, chronology, &c., by W. P. Strickland, D. D., of Cincinnati.
We learn that the twenty-third thousand of Henry W. Beecher's “Lectures to Young Men," has been issued. A good omen!
Little & Brown have issued the fifth volume of Bancroft's United States; showing how the colonies were estranged from England. This interesting topic is said to be illustrated by fullness of material and richness of rhetoric. The Works of Daniel Webster are meeting with a large sale. The copy right is owned by the family.
An important work is announced as forthcoming, by the Harpers; the philosophical writings of Sir William Hamilton. They embrace discussions on philosophy and literature, education and University reform.
O. W. Wright's translations of Cousin's Course of Modern Philosophy, has been republished in Scotland from the American edition.
A new work from Layard, embracing his recent Oriental researches, is announced simultaneously from the press of Murray in London and Putnam in New York.
One of the most important literary acquisitions made by this country of late, is the library of Neander, the celebrated German theologian and historian. It was purchased for the Rochester University, and consists of five thousand volumes, many of them of the rarest kind, not to be found elsewhere in this country, and hardly in Europe. They relate mostly to Neander's own favorite pursuit, church history, embracing a complete collection of the Fathers, from Clement and Polycarp, to the latest of them; of the scholars of the middle ages, such as Duns Scotus, Anselm, Albertus Magnus, Roscellinus, &c.; of the contemporary writers of the Reformation, in the original editions, besides the copious philosophies of all ages. Putnam's Mag.
More American books are, at this time, exported to England, than English are imported to America.
The international copy right law will be waived this session of congress. What a pity that the privileges of authorship should not be thought equal to those of commerce and the arts.
CONTEMPORARY PERIODICAL LITERATURE.
Kitto's Journal of Sacred Literature, (London,) January; I. Why have the Greek and Roman Writers so rarely alluded to Christianity? II. The Rephaim, and their connexion with Egyptian History. (A continuation.) III. Moses Stuart. IV. Ewald on the Prophets. V. The Resurrection of the Body. VI. Auricular Confession. VII. Hebrew Literature. VIII. Who are the Spirits in Prison? IX. Hippolytus and His Age. X. Correspondence:-On the interpretation of the Phrase, "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven's Sake;" Herod and Herodias; Hades and Heaven. Notices of Books, &c.
Bibliotheca Sacra; (Andover,) January; I. Socrates as a Teacher. II. The Right of Interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures; The Helps and the Hindrances. III. The Works of Samuel Hopkins. IV. Prolegomena to Tischendorf's new edition of the Septuagint. V. Outlines of a Journey in Palestine in 1852, by E. Robinson, E. Smith and others. VI. College Course, and its Enlargements for Graduates. VII. The Relations and consequent Mutual Duties between the Philosopher and Theologian. VIII. Notices of New Publications. IX. Select Theological and Literary Intelligence.
The Theological and Literary Journal, January; I. Dr. Hitchcock's Religion of Geology. II. The neglect of the Sacred Scriptures. III. Dr. Wordsworth's Lectures on the Apocalypse. IV. A Designation and Exposition of the Figures of Isaiah, Chap. XXIII. V. The Fulness of the Times. VI. Mr. Williamson's Letters to a Millenarian. VII. The Reestablishment of the Napoleon Dynasty. VIII. Literary and Critical Notices.
The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, January. I. Outlines of Moral Science, by Archibald Alexander, D. D. II. Epistle to Diognetus. III. Modern Millenarianism. IV. China and California. V. Theology of the Old Testament. VI. The Ventilation of Churches. Short Notices. Literary Intelligence.
The Evangelical Review, (Gettysburg,) January. I. Symbolism not opposed to Evangelical Religion. II. Elemental contrast of the Religion of Forms and of the Spirit. III. Apostolical Fathers. IV. Notes on Prophecy. V. Contribution to the Christology of the Church. VI. The Church and her Ministry. VII. Notices of New Publications.
Methodist Quarterly Review, January. I. Bishop Hedding. II. Incompetence of Reason in Matters of Religion. III. The Church and Asia. IV. The new Fragment of Hyperides. V. Hengstenberg on the Pentateuch. VI. Recently Published Writings of Neander. VII. Chateaubriand. VIII. On the Relation of Intelligence to the Piety and Efficiency