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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine-Westminster Review. Republication. Leonard Scott & Co. 112 Fulton street, New-York.

The January number of Blackwood commences the year, and is a fine number. The leading article on the Court of Louis Philippe is exceedingly laudatory of the members of the Royal Family, and boasts of the small means given to persons beggared by the political revolution which brought the Orleans House to the throne. The Westminster has an interesting article on the "Revelations of the Telescope." There is also a good article on the late Spanish marriage. The succeeding numbers sustain the high interest of the work.

The Farmer's Companion; or Essays on the Principles and Practice of American Husbandry. By the late Hon. JESSE BUEL, conductor of the Cultivator. Harper Brothers.

Perhaps to the late Judge Buel, the two great interests of agriculture and education are indebted for their advancement, as much as to any other person, and the present volume contains a selection of the most valuable of his writings upon the subject of farming, in relation to which so much has yet to be learned in a scientific way in this country.

The Manual of Chess, containing the Elementary Principles of the Game, illustrated with numerous diagrams, recent games, and original problems. By CHARLES KENNY. D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway, New-York. This is a valuable little work, in the series of Appleton's "Manuals of Utility." It contains clearly and distinctly the rules and philosophy of the great game, evidently by an able hand. The progress of chess among us, has hitherto been by no means so rapid as desirable, from its intellectual and interesting nature. The present work is calculated to impart a stimulus to it, inasmuch as that it places in the power of all to become initiated in the game.

Spain Revisited. By A. SLIDELL MACKENZIE, author of "A Year in Spain." Harper Brothers.

Much has been written upon Spain, its country, and people, and that nation perhaps commands still as much interest in the public mind, as any of those of Europe. The peculiar nature of the country, being but an agglomeration of mountains, divided into ranges, the valleys of which are the beds of mighty rivers, produces a great variety of character among the inhabitants, who form rather many distinct nations, than one people. To the tourist, a broad field for remark is always open, and Mr. Mackenzie, who visited that region in 1834, is an able and sprightly writer, well appreciated by the public.

The Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties. Illustrated by Anecdotes and Portraits, with Preface and Notes. By FRANCIS WAYLAND, D. D., President of Brown University. Harper Brothers, New-York.

The design of these volumes is to illustrate the eminent success which, in a great variety of instances, has crowned the efforts of those who, under the most adverse circumstances, have striven to distinguish themselves. It is not to be supposed that every one can win his "page of history," even by exertion; but, when in such cases as that of Cæsar and Bonaparte, profound knowledge was acquired amidst adverse fortune, dreadful disease, and the alarm of camps, genius, far less brilliant, may hope for reasonable success under ordinary circumstances. It is true, many acquire a meretricious eminence, who, though surrounded by every advantage of fortune, and have ways and means of greatness "thrust upon them," utterly neglect their advantages, as in the case of the Duke of Wellington, remaining content with the false light shed upon him by fortuitous circumstances, without himself doing any thing for his reputation. Such instances result from faction, and are not lasting. The code Napoleon, and the Commentaries of Cæsar, will live long after the name of Wellington is lost. The biographies of great men are a most interesting and useful study.

The Home Treasury. No. 1. Wiley & Putnam, New-York.

This is a beautiful little nursery book, containing the world-wide popular stories of Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," "Grumble and Cheery," "The Eagle's Verdict," and "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood."

The Juvenile Budget Re-opened. By DOCTOR JOHN AIKIN. Harper Brothers. The attractive character, to the young, of the writings of Dr. John Aiken, perpetuates a demand for his works in whatever shape they may be presented to the reader; and the present volume consists of selections from his contributions to "Evenings at Home," and "Letters from a Father to his Son," as well as miscellaneous pieces.

Great Events described by Distinguished Historians. By FRANCIS LIEBER. Harper Brothers.

Mr. Lieber has presented in this volume, a group of the great passages of history by the best historians, of each event, from the battle of Thermopyla, by Heroditus, down to the siege of Saragoza, by Napier; a brilliant succession of events is laid before the reader, related in the best manner, and the whole is accompanied by a comprehensive glossary of the terms of art, and names of persons and places, as also a copious general index.

The Fairy Bower; or the History of a Month. A Tale. From the 3rd English edition. D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway.

That this is a very interesting and popular work, is evidenced in the fact of its having passed rapidly through three English editions. It forms No. 26 of the Messrs. Appleton's Literary Miscellany. It professes to portray characters as they are to be found in life, rather than to draw such as might be wished for, or to exaggerate crime, with a view to its avoidance. This being the aim of the author, the actors in the present history are in early life, and their mature career is promised pending the success of this first part, which has been good.

Twenty-six Years of the Life of an Actor and Manager. By F. C. WEMYS. Burgess, Stringer & Co.

This is an agreeable gossiping history of the American Stage for the last twenty-six years, showing the behind the scenes movements, and the vicissitudes, trials and vexations of those whose vocation it is to please the "many headed monster."

Library of American Biography. By JARED SPARKS, Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston.

Volume No. 12, of this admirable series of American heroes, contains the biographies of Edward Preble and of William Penn; the former by Lorenzo Saline, and the latter by Geo. C. Ellis. The history and greatness of America are best delineated in the lives of her distinguished sons. It is the first duty of every citizen to become acquainted with the eminent characters that his country has produced, and greater facility cannot be afforded than in the noble series before us. Lives of Eminent Individuals, celebrated in American History. 3 vols. Harper Brothers.

These volumes contain most interesting biographies of fifteen celebrated Americans, selected from the "American Biography," of which Jared Sparks, Esq. is the editor. They are from the pens of Sparks, Edward Everett, Renwick, A. H. Everett, Wheaton, Ed. T. Chauncey, &c., and are most valuable acquisitions to every library.

Past and Present, and Chartism. By THOMAS CARLYLE. Wiley & Putnam, 161 Broadway.

These two volumes form Nos. 96 and 97 of the "Library of Choice Reading." The peculiar style of Carlyle, which, in his own hands, is strong, exceedingly graphic and clear, when once the reader has become familiar with it, is inviting to the many, chiefly by reason of the miserable attempts at imitation that have been palmed upon the public. In accordance with the spirit of the age, he seeks the "great fact" of history, and disentangling them from the false doctrines that surround them, presents them clearly and forcibly to the reader, who, led from fact to fact, suddenly finds before him a picture of great truth and effect.

Tancred; or the New Crusade. By B. D'Israeli, M. P., author of " Coningsby," &c. Burgess & Stringer, New-York. Carey & Hart, Philadelphia. To that large class with which Mr. D'Israeli's works are popular, the mere announcement of this new publication will suffice to attract attention.

A New Law Dictionary. Containing explanations of such technical terms and phrases as occur in the works of legal authors, in the practice of the courts, and in the parliamentary proceedings of the houses of Lords and Commons: To which is added, an outline of an action at law and suit in equity. By HENRY JAMES STOTTHOUSE, Esq., of the Inner Temple, Special Pleader. Edited, with numerous additions, by HENRY PENNINGTON, of the Philadelphia bar. Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia.

A comprehensive law dictionary has long been much needed, both to aid the general student as well as the legal inquirer, and the present volume seems well calculated to supply that want. It affords a vast fund of information desirable and

indispensable to all classes of society.

Aunt Kitty's Tales. By MARIA J. MCINTOSH, author of " Two Lives." D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway.

This forms No. 27 of " Appleton's Literary Miscellany." It contains a collection of the admirable tales of Miss McIntosh, well suited to the instruction and amusement of youth, as well as more advanced persons. They afford as well moral precepts as literary guides to the young.

Dogs; their origin and varieties. Directions as to their general management; with numerous original anecdotes. Also, simple instructions as to their treatment under disease. By H. D. RICHARDSON, author of the "Domestic Fowl," &c. D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway.

This is a very interesting natural history of the several species of Dogs, their habits and uses; illustrated by wood-cuts, and will doubtless command great attention from the "dog-fanciers."

The Rose of Persia; or Giafer Al Barmeki. A Tale of the East. By SAMUEL SPRING. Harper Brothers, New-York.

This is a very interesting tale, founded on historical events of Eastern history, and does credit to the publications in that line of the Messrs. Harpers.

Streaks of Squatter Life. A series of humorous sketches, descriptive of incidents and character in the wild West. By SOLITAIRE. Burgess & Stringer, NewYork. Carey & Hart, Philadelphia.

To the lover of the quaint humor, hardy adventure and reckless enterprise of the pioneers of the Anglo-Saxon race, the advance guard of civilization on this continent, these tales, by Mr. J. S. Robb, of St. Louis, afford a rich treat.

New Work on the History of the Revolution.

We have been shown the sheets of a work now coming forth in Philadelphia, under the title of Life and Correspondence of General Joseph Reed, by William B. Reed, Esq. General Reed was one of Washington's Military Secretaries at the outset of the Revolutionary War, and was, throughout, one of its most ardent and efficient supporters. This correspondence, as might be expected, is replete with interest,-containing numerous letters from Generals Washington, Charles Lee, and others. The "getting up" of the book reflects no little credit upon the publishers. We hope to present our readers with a full review of it at a more leisure time.

New Music.-Messrs. VAN SELDER & RILEY, No. 268 Bowery, have issued some new pieces for the piano. "The Ravel Walk" is a very agreeable little production, and among others, we observe" Governor Young's New March." This may mean his march out of office, as it is a lively air; or it may be designed for the anti-rent procession, or a Fourierite gathering, or a vote-yourself-a-farm parade, or an Abolition onslaught, or a no marriage monopoly lecture, or a general re-union of all the elements" under "the Galvanized Squash." It is to be regretted that good music is devoted to such purposes; but then it may be replied, "let the music be good, since there is nothing else commendable in the medley composing the 66 Young" party.


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