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Mr. Hamilton, of Weybridge, is printing, of the Elzevir-size, a new edi. tion of the Greek and Latin Classics, which are most likely to be known by the appellation of the Weybridge Classics. The poems of Virgil and Horace, Juvenal and Persius, and the comedies of Terence, have already been pub. Jished, and will be followed by Lucan, Ovid. and afterwards by the best his torians. The principal Greek authors will appear in the same form.
Mr. Arthur Burrow, late travelling fellow of the university of Cambridge, and of the comm.ssariat department, is preparing for the press, “Some Ac. count of the Mediterranean, 1810 to 1815, political and scientific, literary and descriptive,” in royal 410. with engravings.
Mr. Hanson, of Manchester, will shortly publish a folio chart, entitled the “ Meteorologist's Assistant,” accompanied with a card explanatory of the mode of notation. The chart will serve for any year and place reqnired; but the principal object of it is to bring into one view a year's observations of the weather by means of curves and characters; of course it will facilitate a com. parison of cotemporary notations of remote places.
Mr. J. B. Sharpe, member of the c llege of surgeons, is reprinting the “Report of the Committee of the House of Commons on Mad-houses;” and for the greater convenience of the reader has arranged each subject f evidence under its distinct head.
M. Suntagnello, author of “The Italian Reader,” and other popular ele. mentary works, has nearly ready for publication, a new edition of his " Italian Grammar and Exercises,” to which is now added, a Series of Idiomatical Phrases, and a Vocabulary of those words which most frequently occur in conversation.
In a few wet ks will be published, Part I. containing six plates of the An. cient and Modern Monuments of Hindostan, by M. Langles, professor of the oriental languages in the Royal Institute of France, and principal librarian of the manuscript departments of the royal library. &c. &c.—This work, which is one of the most magnificent that ever issued from the press, will form three grand volumes in folio, which will be published in twenty-five monthly parts, each containing six engravings from drawings made on the spot, executed in the most exquisite manner, and with the most scrupulous regard to architectural accuracy by the first artists of France. The letter.press containing a description of the plates and the history of the works of art, together with an historical and geographical essay on Aindostan, will average upwards of six sheets each part; and will be accompanied by a beautifully engraved map, on two sheets of columbier. The work will be published in folio of two sizes. The letter-press and plates of both editions, will be printed on French drawing paper, of which only two hundred and fifty copies for the English, and two hundred and fifty copies for the French edition will be taken, both executed with the same scrupulous care, under the eye of M. Langles, who is already well known to the world as the author and translator of various works on Oriental literature.
Mr. John Faithhorn, will soon publish a second edition, considerably en. larged, of “Ficts and Observations on Liver Complaints and Bilious Disor. ders in general.”
Lieutenant-colonel Pasley is about to publish a system of “Elementary Fortification,” illustrated by upwards of five hundred diagrams in wood.
Mr. Rusher of Reading, is preparing a catalogue of his books, which besides a large collection in all the us” al departments of literature, will con. tain a distinct class of upwards of a thousand articles, which come u der the designation of “eminent, curious, and rare.” The catalogue will be ready in a few weeks,
Mr. J. A. Wishart, surgeon in Edinburgh, has in the press, "A Treatise on Cataract,” in octavo.
Mr. J. Wardrop will soon produce another volume of " Essays on the Morbid Anatomy of the Eye,” with numerous coloured engravings.
Mr. John Mackenzie is preparing for publication, “ Leisure Hours, or Speculations on various Subjects.”
Mr. S. Rootsey has in the press, a “ Bristol Dispensatory;" intended to establish the nomenclature of pharmacy on a permanent basis, and to explain the advantages of a new method of expressing the composition of medicines,
In a few days will be published, “ Conversations on the Duties, Advantages, Pleasures, and Sorrows of the Married State,” intended as an accompaniment to the “Letters." By T. Ovington.
The Rev. Francis Wrangham is about to publish his collected works consisting of Sermons, Dissertations, Essays, and Poems, to which will be added amongst other articles, a translation of Milton's Defensio Secunda.—He is also editing a new edition of the “ British Plutarch," with very considerable additions, and many new Lives; to be published in six volumes octavo.
The Rev. Joseph Fletcher proposes to publish by subscription, in crown 8vo. price to subscribers, seven shillings in boards, Lectures on the Principles and Institution of the Roman Catholic Religion.
Speedily will be published (by subscription) in an 8vo. volume, price six. teen shillings in boards, “A Treatise on Theology:" written by Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson, author of the "Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town,” &c. &c. To which will be ad. ded, a letter from Mrs. Hutchinson to her daughter, on the principles of the Christian Religion; also the Life of Mrs. Hutchinson, written by herself; a fragment. From the original MSS.
Preparing for the press, and expected to form a small pocket volume, at about five shillings in boards, “ Hebrew Elements," being a grammatical analysis of the five bundred and sixty-four verses marked with asterisks in Leus. den's Psalter. In this publication the Hebrew text will be printed with points; the radix of each word pointed out; a literal version in English, interlined immediately under the Hebrew; the radical sense of each word stated; and the learner directed to those rules of grammar which account for the omissions, additions, or changes of the various letters.
New Life-Boat. In the 32d volume of the transactions of the society instituted at London for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and comimerce, there is given the model of a life-boat, said to be much superior to those of any other construction. It can never be impeded by being waterlogged, nor is it so liable to be upset as a boat upon the keel or flat-bottom. ed principles. “ It may be made of wooden laths najled upon circular wooden frames, forming two cylinders with a pointed'end; these frames have arms which divide each cylinder into five compartments, which may be either left open within, or filled with cork, or each made water-tight. The frames are secured together by bars extending across through both cylinders. Upon the outside of the cylinders should be placed a coat of linen or cotton cloth, secured with water-proof size or cement, over which two or three layers of brown pitched paper well cemented should be laid, over that another layer or coat of linen or cotton cloth should be cemented, and, lastly, a covering of strong canvass well secured, cemented and painted.
This boat is so contrived that it is immaterial which side lies uppermost io the water, as both sides are separately supplied with a similar set of masts, sprit-sail and rigging ready for setting up, and when the boat is cut away from the part of the ship where it hangs ready for use, the man fallen over. board, when he gets upon it, can hoist that mast and sail which lies uppermost, and follow the ship with nearly equal speed. The paddle answers the purpose of a rudder to steer by, and one paddle only is necessary, as it can easily be drawn out whichever side is uppermost.
The proper length of the boat is about nine feet. The diameter of each cylinder twelve inches, and the width of the grating between them twelve inches. The length of each mast nine feet, with sails and sprits in proportion. The weight of the whole about one hundred and eighty pounds, and the price about ten guineas, and it will carry two hundred and fifty pounds weight with the grating clear of the water. The size or cement for uniting and covering the apparatus, should be made from equal weights of mastic, incense, rosin, and fine cut cotton or cow hair: these are to be melted toge. ther with some powdered calcined oyster-shells, and all mixed while boiling into a strong mass, which grows harder the longer it lies in water. Where calcined oyster-shells cannot be got, quick lime will answer as a substitute for it.
Besides the saving of the lives of persons who fall overboard, this boat has the advantage of being able to carry a person safe to land where no other boat could venture, and convey a rope or despatches on shore, that would be the means of preserving both ship and crew in cases of great emergency.”
Mr. Chambers is proceeding in arranging a mass of materials for a “Bio. graphical Dictionary of Living Artists,” which is intended to be published as a companion to the “Dictionary of Living Authors.”
The first volume of Miss Burney's " Tales of Fancy," containing the Shipwreck, will appear in a few days. The work will probably extend to four volumes; the second of which may be expected about Christmas,
NEW WORKS LATELY PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND.
An Encyclopædia of Merchandise, comprizing all the imports and exports of Great Britain, her colonies, and America. English and German.-By A. P. Nemnich.
“This is the first part of a work which, when finished, will be the most complete and the most accurate nomenclature of merchandise extant. The second portion containing a Dictionary of Merchandise in French, is likewise published, and both will speedily be succeeded by similar volumes, exhibiting respectively, the explanations of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Romaic (modern Greek), and Latin names of commodities, either the produce or manufacture of, or imported into thos different countries. Merchants, captains, supercargoes, agents, tradesmen (especially druggists), lexicographers, translators, and men of letters in general, are not unfrequently at a loss to know the meaning of foreign terms affixed to particular objects of trade, suffering on that account a degree of inconvenieace of which only those can form a just estimate who have actually experienced it. Let any competent judge compare these volumes with the very best Dictionaries, or works of a similar description, he will be at once astonished and delighted at the copious and accurate information to be derived from the present publication. The learned author travelled twice all over great Britain and Ireland, and visited also France, Italy, Hol. land, &c. for the sole purpose of correctly learning on the spot, the particular terms applied by manufacturers to the fabrics. Ele is also preparing for the press in several hundred languages a Polyglot Dictionary of the most general necessaries of life, and articles of Commerce.”
The History of Ancient Europe from the earliest times to the subversion of the Western Empire; with a Survey of the most important Revolutions in Asia and Africa: in a series of letters from a gentleman to his son, intended as an accompaniment to Dr. Russel's “ History of Modern Europe ”-By C. Coote, L. LD, 3 vols. 8vo
Sketches of the Medical Schools at Paris; including Remarks on the Hospital Practice, the Lectures, Anatomical Schools and Museums; exhibiting the actual State of Medical Instruction in the French metropolis.-By John Cross, member of the College of Surgeons, London.
A Biographical Memoir of the lute Sir Peter Parker, Bart. Captain of his Britannic majesty's ship Menclaus, killed in action while storming the American camp at Bellair near Baltimore, August 31st, 1814, with a por. trait by Hoppner, 4to.
Waterloo, a poem, by the author of “ General Post-bag,” &c. 4to.
MONTHLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
BOOKS PUBLISHED IN JANUARY
By R. P. & C. Williams.-Columbian Reader, by Adolphu Dickinson, Esq. containing a new and various selection in Prose and Poetry, from the latest and most approved American and European authors: with an Intro. duction on the Arts of Reading and Spe.king. $3 50 per dozen: 37 1-2 cts. single.
By Wells & Lilly, Boston. - Female Scripture Characters, exemplifying female v rtues. By the author of the “ Beneficial Effects of the Christian Temper on Domestic Happiness."
A Vindication of Unitarianism, in reply to Mr. Wardlaw's Discourses on the Socinian Controversy. By Jumes Yates, M. A. In one vol. 8vo. 2 dollars.
By M. Carey, Philadelphia, and Wells and Lilley, Boston, Trecothic Bow. er; or, Lady of the West Country: A Tale, in 2 vols. by Regina Maria Roche, author of the “Children of the Abbey." &c. &c. 2 vols. 12mo.-Price in boards $2.
Josephine; or the Advantages of a Summer. A Tale, intended for the instruction and amusement of young ladies. 18mo. price 50 cents in boards.
By M Curey.--The Olive Branch; or, Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic.-By M. Carey, 7th edition improved and enlarged. 8vo. Price, bound, $2 75 cents.
Cooper's Surgical Dictionary, with notes by Dr. Dorsey. 2nd American edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Price, bound, $6.
Historical Sketch of, and Remarks upon Congressional Caucusses, for President and Vice-President; from the Olive Branch. Price 25 cents.
Supplement to vol. ii. part 1, of the Catalogue of Books belonging to the Library Company of Philadelphia. Price 37 1-2 cents.
A. Finley, Philadelphia, has just published “John Bell's Engravings of the Muscels and Joints, illustrating the Anatomy of the Human Body,” in quarto. Thebe engravings contain seventeen plates, with copious letter. press explanations. The plates of the London copy were drawn and engraved by Mr. Bell.
IN PRESS. Eastburn, Kirk & Co.- Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Bri. tain, by French Traveller. With Remarks on the Country, its Arts, Literature, and Politics, and on the Manners and Customs of its inhabitants. In 2 vols. 8vo.
This work has already passed through a large edition in England, and a second has been called for. The work is the production of a gentleman who long resided in the United States.
Wells & Lilly, Boston.—Discourses on Various Subjects. By Jeremy Taylor, D. D. chaplain in ordinary to king Charles I. and lute lord bishop of Down and Connor. S vols. 8va.
An Inquiry into the right to change the Ecclesiastical Constitution of the Congregational Churches of Massachusetts. With a Preface, addressed to the Rev. Joseph Lyman, D. D. under the sanction of whose name such a change has been proposed to the people of this state. To which is prefixed Dr. Morse's Report to the General Association of Massachusetts, from the Panoplist of August, 1815.
1. & J. Swords, of New York, have published vol. 1 and have the 2d vol. in press of Boyer on Surgical Diseases, and the operations suited to them. Translated from the French by Alexander A. Stevens, M. D Pro. fessor of Surgery in the Medical Institution of New York, and of Queen's College, New Jersey. With Notes, and an Append y, by the translator.
Bishop Hobart's Charge to the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New York, 1815.
L'Util.té du Ministère Evangélique: Sermon d'inauguration, prononcé à New-York dans l'Eglise Episcopale Protestante Française du Saint Esprit, le quatrième Dimanche d'avent, Decembre 24, 1815. Par le Rer. H. Pene. veyre, Pasteur de cette Eglise. Publié à la demande de la Congrégation de dite Eglise.
By M. Carey, Philadelphia, and Wells and Lilly, Boston,- Travels in the Interior of Brazil; preceded by an Account of a Voyage to Rio de la Plata. By John Mawe. In 1 vol. 8vo. with plates and a mup.
An Account of a Voyage to Abysinia, and i'ravels in the interior of that Country, executed under the orders of the British government, in the years 1809 and 1810.--By Henry Salt, Esq. F.R.S. In I vol. Svo. with plates and a map.
A Journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople, in the years 1808 and 1809, in which is included some account of the mission under sir Harford Jones to the court of Persia.-By James Morrer, Esq. secretary to the embassy -8vo. with plates and a map.
A Journey through Albania, and other provinces of Turkey, in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, in the years 1809 and 1810.-By J. C. Flub. house. In 2 vols. 8vo. with plates and a map.
England's Ægis; or the Military energies of the Constitution.-By John Cartwright, Esq.
Female Scripture Characters; exemplifying Female Virtues. By the author of the *Beneficial Effecis of the Christian Temper on Domestic Mappiness." From the third London edition.