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earl married the sister of Sir Philip Dublin, since 1893, while he has been a Sidney. The sister of the present Earl, fellow and tutor there for seventeen years. Lady de Grey, is one of the leading figures Since the publication of his “ History of in the management of the Grand Opera the Later Roman Empire,” in 1889, he has in London. She was married to the late been signalled out as a great authority on Lord Lonsdale, who was succeeded by his the neglected field of study connected brother, the Kaiser's friend. She will with the expiring empire. He has very one day be the Marchioness of Ripon. sound views on the foolishness of teachMr. Balfour in unveiling the statue of ing the classics as “dead” languages. In Lord Pembroke declared that he had a a recent article he tells the story of a man greater genius for friendship than almost who, having visited the Giant's Causeway, any man he had known.
declared that it was “too d-d scientiThe death of Stephen Crane has been fic.” “ In the same way,” says Dr. Bury, much regretted, for, although he did " I feel that classical scholarship is growing nothing quite so good as “ The Red Badge too dd scientific. It will soon be a of Courage,” that achievement had put branch of mathematics." Professor Bury's him on a pedestal. The Cuban war prac
edition of Gibbon is one of the books on tically killed him, and the genial atmos- view at the Paris Exhibition as a speciphere of Sussex and a visit to the Black men of British (or rather Scotch) typogForest proved unavailing. He longed to raphy. go off to the South African war, and the The publication of “ Village Notes and climate of the “land of lies” might have Some Other Papers” recalls the great instaved off the mortal disease from which terest attaching to the writer, Mrs. Pamela he suffered for some time, but he was too Tennant, who is the sister of the brilliant ill from the very first to start. He left Mr. George Wyndham, our Under Secretwo unpublished books, which will be tary for War, and the sister-in-law of Mrs. brought out by the Methuens—one a story Asquith, who is supposed to have been the of Irish life, which will probably be fin- original of Mr. Benson's Dodo. Mrs. ished by Mr. Robert Barr; the other a col- Tennant is connected with a family of lection of short war sketches. Messrs. great ability. Her great-grandfather was Methuen are publishing a history of the the brilliant but erratic Lord Edward war in parts. They advertise it widely as FitzGerald, the hero of the Irish Rebel“Methuen's history.” Doubtless many lion of 1798. Lord Edward, it may be repeople have taken it as Lord Methuen’s membered, was married to an equally account of the campaign. The Harms- erratic personage, known in history as worths are publishing a similar book on “ Pamela,” though her real name was Ann the same plan.
Simms. She was long supposed to have Gibbons' autobiography is to be issued been the daughter of Madame de Genlis by the Methuens, uniform with their fine by the Duke of Orleans, but recent invesedition of the “ Decline and Fall," and tigation has shown that she was born in will be edited by Dr. Birkbeck Hill, the Newfoundland, though her parentage is Johnsonian scholar, whose minuteness is still doubtful. She came to England in almost tedious. Professor Bury, who has 1791, when Sheridan is said to have offered just finished his unique edition of Gib- her marriage. She fascinated Lord Edbons's masterpiece, is not yet forty. He ward FitzGerald, who married her in is an Irishman by birth and education, 1792. Her daughter, Pamela, married and has held a chair in Trinity College, Major-Gen. Sir Guy Campbell, whose
daughter in turn became the mother of every school, and one can understand his Mr. George Wyndham. The Wyndhams partiality for D'Annunzio in his having also inherit ability on the father's side, for married an Italian, who, under the name Mr. Wilfred Scawen Blunt, the poet, is of “Kassandra Vivaria," has written a the cousin of Mr. George Wyndham. Mr. notable novel herself. Mrs. HeinemannScawen Blunt married Lord Byron's Sindici, as she is called, is said to be engranddaughter, while his daughter mar- gaged on a translation of D'Annunzio's ried the great Lord Lytton's grandson. latest romance, which contains a characIt is very rare that so much literary ability ter suspiciously like Signora Duse. Miss at any rate is found to run in the same Helen Zimmern has been protesting family for so long a period.
against the English reception of “La There is quite a run on books about Giaconda" by English people at the Lygardening, both practical and purely ceum, on the ground that it was hissed fanciful. The literature of contempla- off the stage at Naples. It was another tion has received a fillip by the work of of his plays that shared that fate; but, Bethia Hardacre, who is known in private even had it been “La Giaconda,” the life as Mrs. Fuller-Maitland. By far the great enthusiasm of Londoners for La best writer on gardening is the lady who Duse would make anything she plays parsigns herself “ E. V. B.” She has just donable. When you have said that, howwritten a new book on Hampton Court ever, you have said everything, for D'AnGarden, entitled “Seven Gardens and a nunzio is much too tropical for the circuPalace.” “E. V. B." (the Hon. Mrs. lating libraries. He has taken to politics, Boyle) is the widow of the Rev. Hon. and Ouida thinks he
become a new Richard Cavendish Boyle, uncle of the Rienzi.” present Earl of Cork. Her first book was The writer in Literature who has been written so long ago as 1852. She lives at declaring that “five-sixths of the reviews Huntercombe Manor, Maidenhead, a very one sees in most papers are of the indebeautiful place where Evelyn, the prince terminate, flabby, no-view-at-all variety,” of gardeners, was once a welcome guest. is well within the mark. “ The writers The gardens are unique, and under the of them,” he goes on to say, “write not fostering care of Mrs. Boyle they have what they themselves think, but what increased in splendor. Mrs. Boyle is they think the public thinks they ought seventy-four years old, and published her to think.” Morally, this is true; but it first book,“ Child's Play," a series of sev- is very difficult to substantiate when you enteen drawings—for she is also an artist come to particular cases, as Dr. Conan -so long ago as 1852. Lady Warwick has Doyle discovered on a notable occasion. also taken to gardening literature, for she One of the severest critics (in private) recently published in a semi-private way that I have met writes less pungently than an elaborate and expensive book dealing many men with half his knowledge and with her Essex home near Punmow. eclecticism. He would probably defend
One cannot think that D'Annunzio's himself on a hundred grounds, taking his work can ever become really popular in stand primarily on the desire not to hurt England, although Mr. Heinemann has the feelings of writers; but in most cases ventured to publish some translations of such a conflict between private and public the young Italian's novels. Mr. Heine- views results in the flabby review of which mann has always shown a very friendly the writer in Literature complains; and feeling towards continental writers of in the case of the weaker critics it ends in a careless cynicism that will not put itself maining part of Dickens' land in this about to discriminate. The recent at part of London is the Rag Store at the tempts to start purely literary journals corner of Lincoln's Inn Fields and its have been peculiarly disappointing, for authenticity is doubtful. Meantime Bleak the simple reason that real scholarship House at Broadstairs, which Dickens and an enormous circulation will not run loved, is in the market for £3,000. There in double harness. I believe that the is a proposal on foot to buy it for a Dickdaily newspapers will cease to do any re- ens Museum. Prices for first editions of viewing as such, but will go in for a sys- Dickens' works keep up wonderfully. A tem of bright reporting, entirely on the copy of the “ Letters of Dickens” in three lines of the news of the day. That will volumes, Grangerised to eighteen, was bring a book before the notice of more sold the other day for £90. readers than the present system of hud- Mr. Charles Frohman is reported to dling “notices" altogether, but it is not have declared recently that good plays are discriminating reviewing of the type Lit- so scarce that he means to get good novels erature's correspondent pines after. dramatized. He probably finds this in
Dickens enthusiasts who wish to see accord with the tastes of his public, for he some of the more interesting parts of annexes a book, as well as a playhouse London which the great novelist immor. audience.
audience. London, however, while also talized, must make haste, for the last of feeling the absence of good new plays, his favorite spots are rapidly disappear- shows the difficulty by harking back to ing. Notably among these is Clare Market good old ones. We are, therefore, having in the heart of London, which has already an unprecedented number of revivals. been shut up and is about to be demol- The Haymarket management has found a ished in order to make way for the great gold mine in Goldsmith and Sheridan, new street between the Strand and Hol- and has just put on “The School for born, a much needed improvement, for at Scandal.” Sir Henry Irving, rejuvenated present moment the entire traffic between
American tour, has revived these two great arteries is conducted “ Olivia.” Mr. Tree has gone back to through the narrow alley, Chancery Lane. “Rip Van Winkle.” Mr. Martin Harvey Clare Market, which has long been a hot- has had to rely again on “ The Only Way.” bed of crime, is connected with “ Joe,” Mr. Wilson Barrett is playing “ Quo Va“Mr. Guppy” and “Mr. Krook.” The dis,” one American version of which comold “Magpie and Stump,” where Mr. pletely failed; and at the minor theatres Pickwick made the acquaintance of Mr. we are getting revivals of farces and light Lowten, has been replaced by a gorgeous opera. new “gin-palace.” Almost the only re
J. M. Bulloch.
\HE sale of Colonel Grant's library at Messrs. Vol. II.-Title to Parts III and IV, contents of
Part III (2 leaves), map, voyage to Laputa, etc., last month has called especial attention to etc., pp. 1–155. Title and contents to Part IV, the eighteenth century writers. It was particu- (3 leaves), map, voyage to the Houyhnhnms, pp. larly rich in original editions of Pope, Swift, Gold- 1—199. This was also issued on large paper, the smith, Gray, Prior, Burney, Boswell, and a few number of copies being unknown. others. Colonel Grant was one the highest author- No. II.—The parts are paged separately as in ities in England on these authors, and was always No. I, but the inscription is round the oval of the ready to loan his books for serious editorial work. portrait, thus: “Captain Lemuel Gulliver, of RedHis collection was rich in presentation copies, and riff, Ætat. suæ LVIII," and beneath are two lines the prices realized at the sale is a fresh illustration in Latin from Persius. Several small differences of the value put upon “association books” by the in collation occur, viz.: “ The Publisher to the collector. A few examples will suffice to indicate Reader” begins on verso of A 2 and ends on verso this upward tendency. Pope's “Dunciad," 1728, of A 4. The Contents of Part I begins on verso with MS. additions, £75 ; Boswell's “Corsica,' of A 5 and ends on verso of A 6. Signature B 1768, presentation copy to David Garrick, fetched begins at page 5 and Part I ends on verso of K £17, while his “Tour to the Hebrides," 1785, a 8. In the second volume Part II ends on page 154. presentation copy, uncut, £9.15. Miss Burney's No. III has each volume paged continuously authority than John Fiske, the noted historian. one of the founders of the club. He discourses The object of this monograph is to call attention most pleasantly in the first three chapters-on to the fact that there are only two genuine, simon- “ Boston in Colonial Times,” “Introduction of pure original Bradford maps in existence (one Printing into the English Colonies," “Early owned by Mr. Andrews himself, and the other by American Booksellers," etc., etc. the New York Historical Society), and that all There is much valuable information included in the facsimile reproductions are taken from a spu- this volume, and in perusing it one has only a rious one.
Evelina,” 1778, with an autograph letter insert- throughout, instead of having a separate paginaed, realized £10. Of other notable prices realized, tion for each of the four parts. The portrait is as the following were most conspicuous : De Foe's in No. II. The “ Publisher to the Reader” be“Fortunate Mistress," 1724, £12.15 ; Goldsmith's gins on verso of A 2, and the contents of Part I “Deserted Village,” 1770, 8vo, £21 ; Dryden's are printed in small type on one leaf (A 6). B “Oliver Cromwell,” 1659, £21. The new edition begins at p. 5, and Part I ends on verso of K 8. of Swift's works being issued by Messrs. George The contents of Part II are set in large type and Bell & Sons, and edited by Mr. Temple Scott has occupy 4'pp. Part II begins at (M) p. 149 and ends added much to our bibliographical knowledge of at p. 310 (verso of Y 1). The first issue to have the learned and witty dean. It has settled defi- Volume II on the title is this one. Part III ends nitely through the researches of Mr. Scott the at p. 154, and Volume II ends at p. 353 (Aa 8). variations and peculiarities of the early editions A volume entitled “Travels Into Several Reof “Gulliver's Travels," which has long been a mote Nations of the World,” by Captain Lemuel puzzle to collectors. We give in brief a summary Gulliver, Volume III, was issued in 1727; but it is of this information that the buyer who has not yet needless to say it is a rank forgery, and should acquired a copy of the editio princeps of this fam- not deceive the collector. It was chiefly a transous book may be aware, and that the owner who lation of a book entitled “ Histoire des Sevahas already bought the wrong one may groan and nambes,” published originally in 1677–1679. lament his misfortune in placing too much confidence in his own judgment when buying his. The publication of a new monograph by WilThe summary of the facts is as follows: There are liam Loring Andrews is an event in the collector's three issues dated 1726; they may be designated world of no mean importance. This time the as I, II and III. In the genuine first issue the book is not on an entirely new subject, although portrait has the inscription “Captain Lemuel one that is creating more and more interest. All Gulliver, of Redriff Ætat. suæ 58," in two lines the excellent printing, careful reproductions of under the oval, and each of the four parts have engravings, model typography which have marked separate pagination, viz.:
the former issues by Mr. Andrews characterize Vol. 1.-Portrait, general title, contents, “Pub- this also, although the volume is practically lisher to the Reader.” 3 leaves (A 3-A 5). Title nothing more than a supplementary chapter to a and contents to Part I. 2 leaves (A 7 and 8), map, book issued in 1893, entitled “The Bradford voyage to Lilliput, pp. 1–148 (text begins B 1 Map.” and Part I, ends on verso of L 2. Title and Con- Mr. Andrews has made an effort in this volume tents to Part II (2 leaves), map, voyage to Brob- to nail a mistake before it is too generally circuladingnag, pp. 1–164.
ted, and in the process he has pinned no less an
It is to warn the collector of this single desire, viz., that a second volume may soon error, and to open his eyes to the fact, that this follow, bringing the history at least one hundred volume is published. Three facsimile maps are years later. Numerous illustrations adorn the shown-one to show the original and the other pages, as well as many facsimiles.
The arrangethe spurious facsimile. Of this supplementary ment is chronological, beginning with Captain chapter only 170 are printed on hand-made paper William Pierce and ending with John Phillips. and 32 on Japan paper.
An excellent index adds to the completeness of
the book. The fact that only 150 copies were The Club of Odd Volumes in Boston was printed for members of the club, and that the founded in 1887, the year after the formation of book has already risen in price will be sufficient the Grolier Club in New York. Its financial suc
to make the collector want the volume instanter. cess has not been as great, nor its real estate There is much curious and interesting informatransactions so profitable ; but it has always kept tion tucked into these brief biographies of Boston up a high standard in its publications, and the booksellers, and the whole forms an interesting latest is no exception to the rule. “Early Boston and important contribution to our knowledge of Booksellers, 1642–1711," is a handsome octavo, this early period of our country. The year 1711 printed on excellent paper by John Wilson & Son, was chosen as a limit, because in that year a fire of Cambridge. The author, George Emery Lit- occurred, burning out all the booksellers in the tlefield, is the well-known bookseller of Cornbill, city. a graduate of Harvard, and, if we mistake not,
Ernest Dressel North.
The simple, little wayside rose
Though bound in silk and gold. - From “ A Book of Verses” by Nixon Waterman. By courtesy of Messrs. Forbes & Company.