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American History, comprising Historical Sketches of the Indian tribes, a description of American Antiquities, with an inquiry into their origin and the origin of the Indian tribes. Also, History of the British Provinces, Mexico, and Texas, down to its admission into the American Union. By MARCIUS WILSON, Author of the School History of the United States. Mark H. Newman & Co. 199 Broadway.

Mr. Wilson has, in the volume before us, presented a very valuable work to the public. It brings up into a clear recital the shreds and patches, as it were, of American history wove into the main story; the antiquities of our continent; the exciting memoirs of the fast fading tribes of the aborigines; the history of the nation that seems destined to become a part and parcel of our great empire, more particularly the curious story of Texas. In the short space of a quarter of a century, a colony from the United States reclaimed a vast territory from the wilderness, successfully resisted the attempts of Hispana-Mexican tyranny, and created a nation which, in the exercise of its sovereignty, merged itself in the glorious Union. The whole supplies a very urgent want, and in the most desirable manner, accompanied by instructive plates, and with full marginal analysis and dates, which makes it a valuable work of reference to the general reader. The execution of the work does great credit to Messrs. Newman & Co. the publishers, who will doubtless find a sterling work appreciated by the public.

The Lives of Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the Discoverer of the Pacific Ocean; Hernandez Cortez, Conqueror of Mexico; and Francisco Pizarro, Conqueror of Peru. Harper Brothers, New-York.

Among the lives of those renowned navigators whose adventurous spirit, aroused by the genius of Columbus, made the new world the scene of their bold enterprise, none are more interesting than of these, the three heroes treated of in this small volume. They present Spanish character in a light more bold and enterprising than of late years they have been able to sustain, and are fraught with interest.

Mary Howitt's Ballads and Other Poems. Wiley & Putnam's Library of Choice Reading, No. 83.

To the admirers of the admirable writings of Mrs. Howitt, the mere account of this volume is sufficient to guide the demand for it; and to those who have a pleasure yet in store in forming an acquaintance with an agreeable poetess, no more favorable opportunity will offer, than is presented in the beautiful and cheap volume offered them by Messrs. Wiley & Putnam.

Margaret Fuller. By the author of "Amy Herbert," &c. 2 vols. Edited by Rev. WILLIAM SEWELL, B. D. D. Appleton & Co., New-York.

This interesting work forms No. 23 of Appleton's Literary Miscellany. It is an agreeable story, of an instructive and moral character, and enjoys the success incident to the productions of the popular author.

The True Believer. A Series of Discourses. By Rev. ASA MAHAN. Harper Brothers, New-York.

This is an instructive and interesting series, full of the great gospel truths, strongly put.

Questions in Geography. By RICHARD GREEN PARKER, A. M. Harper Brothers, New-York.

A series of questions, adapted to most of the geographies used in public schools.

A System of Intellectual Philosophy. By Rev. ASA MAHAN, President of the Oberlin Institute. Second edition. Harper Brothers.

This volume purports to be the sum of a course of lectures, which have been delivered in the last five or six years with great success. They profess to be drawn mostly from Coleridge, Cousin and Kant, and are highly calculated to interest the public, as well as the student.

During the month, two additions have been made to the weekly press of the city of New-York; one literary, under able management.

"The Literary World." A New Weekly Journal.

The most important event of the month affecting our Home Literature, is the announcement of a new literary journal, bearing the title of "The Literary World; an Authors', Readers' and Publisher's Gazette." It is to be under the editorial charge of Mr. Duyckinck, whose name is ample guarantee for the spirit, fidelity and honor with which it will be conducted. The readers of the Democratic Review, for several years, have had, in the papers on general literature and criticism, contributed by him to its pages, evidence of his talents, and of the thoroughly American spirit in which he labors in the cause of letters. The enterprise of the new journal starts with a powerful publishing support from the leading houses in this and other cities. It is the first paper of the kind issued in the country-embracing, as its title imports, all the kindred and reciprocal interests connected with the writing, publication and purchase of books. Besides these, it will give its attention to a wide range of miscellany in art, general intelligence, passages of choice reading, extracts in advance from new works, and the literature and better performances in music and the drama.

All these subjects it will treat in reference to the growing and rapidly consolidating interests of the world of art and literature here at home. The first number was issued from the office, 136 Nassau-street, by the publishers, Osgood & Co., on the 6th of February, in a quarto of 16 handsomely printed pages, at 6 cents the single number, or $3 for the year.

American Stalesman. Edited by A. INGRAHAM.

This is a weekly paper, devoted to politicians of independent character. It is of quarto form, containing 16 pages of reading matter, advertisements being excluded.

"The thousands of bold and energetic minds, which constitute a large portion of the population of the Union, desire an organ that will tearlessly, truthfully, honestly, and discreetly, discuss questions that the mere politician does not dare to meddle with, until they are popularized by others; or, until they have been tested in the crucible of public opinion, and become popular with the masses."

Such an organ Mr. Ingraham intends to make his journal, and at the same time make it a record of facts and documents, interesting to the American statesman, politician, or general reader.

The editorial experience and known abilities of Mr. Ingraham, are favorable to the success of this new paper, which is issued at $3 per annum.

An Inkstand.-What is an inkstand? The dictionary answers, "a vessel to hold ink." Now, anything may hold ink that is capable of retaining any liquid; but such an answer gives no more idea of the article which modern science has presented to the world, for purposes of writing, than a house is described by calling it a place of shelter from storms. There is a philosophy of ink holders in the world, evidently beyond the dreams of dictionary makers. It was a primitive notion, that nothing further was necessary to hold ink, than to procure a horn with a string, or a glass bottle with a stopper. The evaporation of the ink, the accumulation of sediment, and frequent spillings, to the damage of papers and apparel, were looked upon as matters of course, and entirely incident upon the necessity of using ink. In process of time, some genius conceived the idea of making a vessel for holding ink, which should yield its supply freely, while the liquid was unexposed to the air. Your common fountain inkstands were the result, but sudden changes of temperature caused them to spill ink much faster than it before evaporated. Finally, however, the article which will hold the ink without the disadvantages named, has made its appearance. It is called " "Hall's Hydrostatic Ink Fountain," sold by Thomas Wilde & Co., 30 Old Slip. It consists of a beautifully fashioned cast-iron urn, tastefully gilded, air-tight, and provided with a plunger, working by a screw, which, in descending, forces the ink through a small pipe into a smail, detached cup, of the size of a thimble. This simple contrivance prevents evaporation, or the accumulation of sediment, and the whole may fall in any position, without spilling ink, and seems to fulfill all the conditions of a philosophic ink-stand.

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