The Academy and Literature Volume 50

The Academy and Literature Volume 50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... down to 1872, when he was under-secretary of state for India. This instalment will form two volumes, to be issued by Mr. John Murray. Mr. John Murray also announces a biographical sketch of the late Lord Bo wen, writ t en by Sir Henry Stewart Cunningham, expanded from the privately printed memoir which was recently circulated among Lord Bowen's personal friends. It will also contain a selection of his unpublished poems. Messrs. Longmans & Co. have in the press two posthumous books by the late George John Bomanes. One is a volume of essays, to be edited by Prof. Lloyd Morgan, of Bristol dealing with such general subjects as primitive natural history, man and brute, mental differences between men and women, hydrophobia and the muzzling order. The other is a selection from his poems, with an introduction by his Oxford friend, Mr. T. Herbert Warren, president of Magdalen. The Life of Archbishop Magee, by Canon Macdonell, will be published by Messrs. Isbister & Co. at the end of the present week. We are glad to learn, on the authority of Prof. G. T. Kittredge, of Harvard, that "the concluding part of the Ballads (on which Prof. Child worked to the last) is practically ready for the press." So, though the great American Chaucerian did not live--like the English one, Mr. Morris--to see his great work in type, he left it complete, needing no touch from another hand. Two books on Nelson are announced for publication on Wednesday next, which is Trafalgar Day. One is Prof. J. K. Laughton's Nelson, Memorial, which will describe some of the influences that formed his character, and the companions in arms who inspired and assisted him. A special feature will be the illustrations, including fourteen portraits, three plans of battles, ...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,497g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984366
  • 9781236984364