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Blackwood's Magazine for January 1820. 28. 6d.

Anecdotes of Books and Men. By the Rev. Joseph Spence. Printed from the arranged copy of the late Edmund Malone, Esq. in one volume. Crown 8vo; price 9$. 6d.

The Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Arts; edited at the Royal Institution No. 16. with engravings. &vo. 7 s. 6s.

NOVELS.

Novels and Tales of “ the Author of Waverley," comprising Waverley, Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Tales of my Landlord, Ist, 2d, and 3d Series, with a copious Glossary, in 12 vols. 8vo with engraved title pages and vignettes. Price £7, 4s. bds

London, or a Month at Stevens's ; a Satirical Novel. Third Edition ; with numerous Anecdotes of Distinguished Characters. By a late Resident. 3 vols. 12mo. Price £1, 1ş.

POLITICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. Extracts from a Supplementary Letter from the Illinois ; an address to British Emigrants; and a Reply to the Remarks of William Cobbett. By Maurice Birk. beck. 8vo. 1s. 6d.

Letters from Lexington and the Illinois ; containing a brief account of the English Settlement in the latter territory, and a Refutation of the Misrepresentations of William Cobbett. By Richard Flower

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ls. Thoughts to my Country. By Ahala. 2s.

An Authentic Narrative of the Events of the Westminster Election, which commenced Feb. 15th, and closed March 3d, 1819. Svo. 12s.

A Letter to the Gentlemen of England, upon the present critical conjuncture of affairs.

2s. A Detailed Statement of the Case of his Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. 8vo. 5s.

A Supplicatory Letter to Lord Viscount Castlereagh, K.S. By John C. Hob. house, Esq. FR.S.

A Letter to the House of Commons, on the causes of, and the proper remedies for the present Difficulties and Discontents of the British Empire. By Godfrey Higgins, Esq. 2s. 6d.

The New Views of Mr. Owen of Lanark, impartially Examined. By Henry Grey Macnab, M.D. 8vo. 7 s.

The whole Proceedings of the Coroner's Inquest on the body of John Lees ; including the legal arguments and various decisions of the Coroner. Taken in shorthand, and edited by Joseph A. Dowling, Esq. ; with a plan 8vo. 10s. 6d.

A Supplement to the Remarks on the Nature and Operation of Money, &c. ; with Proposals for the adoption of a completely new system of Money, calculated to secure at all times a yearly invariable standard of value; and at once to restore the British Empire' to a state of unrivalled prosperity. By John Rooke. 8vo. 2s. 6d.

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SCIENCE.

Elements of Physiology, a new edition, being the third. By A. Richerand, Professor of the culty of Medicine in Paris. Translated from the French. By G. J. M. De Lys, M. D. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

A General Analytical Index to the London Medical and Physical Journal. Vol. 1st to 40th inclusive. 8vo. 21s. boards.

Practical Hints on Domestic Rural Economy, relating particularly to the utility, formation, anà management, of Kitchen and Fruit Gardens and Orchards, arranged in Sections, as proposed by the Honourable the Board of Agriculture, with Notes. 8vo. 75. 6d.

A Treatise on the adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons; exhibiting the fraudulent sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Spiritous Liquors, Cheese, Mustard, Vinegar, Olive Oil, Pickles, Confectionary, and other articles employed in domestic economy, and the methods of detecting them. In 1 vol. 12mo. containing upwards of 300 pages. By Frederick Accum.

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An Elementary Treatise on Mechanics. By W. Whewell, M.A. Fellow of the Trinity College, Combridge. Vol. I. Containing Statics, and part of Dynamics. 8vo. 15s.

A Commentary on the Systems which have been advanced for explaining the Planetary Motions. By James Burney, Esq. R. N. and S. F. R. S. 2s. 60

Time's Telescope for 1820 ; or a Complete Guide to the Almanack. 12mo. 9s.

THEOLOGY.

Discourses on Several Subjects. By Samuel Seabury, D. D. 2 vols. 8vo. 16s.

Sermons on Practical Subjects. By W Barlass, Minister of the Gospel ; with the Correspondence between the Author and the Rev. John Newton, late Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, Lombard Street, London ; never before published ; and a Biographical Sketch of the Author prefixed. By Peter Wilson, LL.D. and Professor of Languages in Columbia College, New York. 8vo. 14s.

The Chronology of our Saviour's Life. By the Rev. C. Benson, M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. 8vo. 6s.

A Catechism of the Truth of Christianity, and the Divine Inspiration of the New Testament, designed more particularly for Young Persons. 3s.

An Attempt to shew that the Education of the Jews will prove beneficial to the Propagation of the Gospel, and be the leading means of their Restoration ;

a Sermon at the Visitation of the Archdeacon of Huntingdon, May 14th, 1819. By J. Nicholson, A.M. Is. 6d.

The State of the Country, a Sermon. By J. W. Cunningham, M.A. Vicar of Harrow. 1s. 6d.

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Travels in the North of Germany, describing the present state of the social and political Institutions, the Agriculture, Manufactures, Commerce, Education, Arts, and Manners in chat Country, particularly in the kingdom of Hanover. By Thomas Hodgskin, Esq. 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 7s. boards.

The Traveller's Fire Side; a Series of Papers on Switzerland, the Alps, &c. By Samuel Miller Waring. 12mo. 6s. 6d.

Travels in Nubia, and in the interior of North Eastern Africa. By J. L. Burckhardt. With a Life and Portrait of the Author. In 4to. 21. 8s. with Maps, &c.

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

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Works in the Press, or preparing for Publication.

Dr. A. P. Wilson Philip has in the press, A Fourth Edition of his Treatise on Fevers, in one volume 8vo, including the various species of Simple and Eruptiev Fevers.

The Rev. Cornelius Graffin has in the press, The Institutes of National Theology, the Christian Religion, and Moral Philosophy.

Mr. T. Carr will soon publish the Canadian Settler, being a Series of Letters from Lower and Upper Canada, in the summer of 1819.

Geraldine, or Modes of Faith and Practice, a tale, by a Lady, in three duodecimo volumes, will soon appear.

H. M. Brackenridge, Esq. Secretary to the Mission, has in the press a Voyage to South America in the Congress frigate, performed by order of the American Government.

The noted author of “ A Month at Stevens's” has announced a new satirist novel, entitled “ Edinburgh.”

The Private Correspondence of our celebrated historian David Hume, with the Countess de Boufflers, the Marchioness de Barbentane, J. J. Rousseau, and other distinguished persons, which has been so long expected, is now in the press. It will be accompanied by some biographical particulars respecting the writers.

A very extensive Maritime Survey of the Shores of the Adriatic has been com. pleted by Captain Smith, of the Aid frigate. Several officers belonging to the Austrian Government were employed at the same time, who have proceeded to Vienna with the results of their labours.

Mr. Thomas Faulkner, Bookseller of Chelsea, has put to press his History and Antiquities of Kensington and its environs, interspersed with biographical anecdotes of royal and distinguished persons.

Sir Arthur Clarke, author of the Essay on Bathing, has nearly ready for publication, The Mother's Medical Assistant, containing Instructions for the prevention and treatment of the Diseases of Infants and Children, in one small volume.

A History of the several Italian Schools of Painting, with Observations on the present state of the art. By J. T. James, M.A. author of Travels in Germany, will speedily appear.

Shortly will be published, in royal folio, a Series of Chronological Tables of History, Literature, and the Fine Arts, from the German of Professor Bredow.

An Engraving, by Warren, of Mr. Allan's Picture, from Burns's Jolly Bego gars, is about to be published by Mr. Lumsden of Glasgow.

A publication by Bonaparte's Secretary, embracing the history of the two years from the banishment to Elba to the Battle of Waterloo, is among the forthcoming novelties.

The Voyage of the Younger Kotzebue round the World, in the years 1816, 17, and 18, is preparing for pubļication, in one volume 4to.

The First Past of the Second Tour of the true and original Doctor Syntax, in search of the Picturesque: A poem, in eight monthly numbers. Written by the same author, with designs by the same artist, T. Rowlandson.

N. J. M. Larken, Teacher of Crystallography and Mathematics, is publishing an Introduction to Solid Geometry, and to the Study of Crystallography.

Germany and the Revolution, by Professor Goerres, late Editor of the Rhenish Mercury: translated from the German by John Black.

The First Volume of the British Poets, from the best editions, containing the Works of Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset ; to be printed in foolscap octavo, and the mode of publication will be periodical.

Biographical Illustrations of Worcestershire, including the Lives of the Bishops and Deans, &c. and all the Literary Characters who have flourished in that country. By John Chambers, Esq.

A Translation of M. Lennec's Work on the Diseases of the Thoracic Viscera, and on Auscultation By Charles Thomas Haden, Surgeon to the Chelsea and Brompton Dispensary, &c.

A Reprint of the two Supplementary Volumes of Vitruvius Britannicus, by Woole and Gandon, which have been long out of print.

An Essay on Human Motives; by the Rev. John Penrose.
Religion, a poem ; a Satire on the Ill-use and Ahuse of Religion.
The Annual Biography and Obituary, with Silhouette portraits, for 1819.

A Treatise on the Diseases of the Urethra, being a new edition and collection of the Observations and Cases by Mr. Charles Bell, Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital, and Lecturer on Anatomy. By John Shaw, Demonstrator of Anatomy in the School of Great Windmill Street.

Lectures on General and Medical Botany, by Anthony Todd Thomson, F.L.S.

A Prospectus has been issued at Paris of an entirely new philological periodical publication, entitled “ Hermes Classique.” Its purposes are to define Greek, Latin, and French words, and to discuss doubtful phrases and interpret difficult passages in ancient authors.

Mr. Farr is about to publish Remarks on the Treatment and Cure of Scrofula, detailing a new method which he has practised for the eradication of that disease.

In the press, A Mother's Journal during the last illness of her Daughter, with a preface, By Miss Jane Taylor.

The Hermit in London; or Sketches of English manners. Vols. 4th and 5th.

The Marquis of Worcester's Century of Inventions are printing in octavo, from the original MSS. with notes, a biographical memoir, and a portrait.

In the course of publication, A new and improved Edition of the Poetical Works of William Drummond of Hawthornden, to which will be prefixed an Account of his Life and Writings, with a Critical Essay on Contemporary English Poetry.

New Foreign Works, imported by Treuttel and Wurtz, Soho-square,

London.

Euvres complètes de Madame de Staël. Tom. 5, 6, 7. 8vo. 11.79.
Correspondence inédite officielle et confidentielle de Bonaparte. 8vo. 10s.

De Liagno, Repertoire portatif de l'histoire and de la littérature des nations Espagnole and Portugaise, tom. 1. 8vo. Berlin. 4s. 6d.

Memoires et Correspondance de l'Imperatrice Josephine. 8vo. 8s.

Desquiron de St. Agnan, Solyme Conquise, ou la dispersion des Juifs, Poëme, avec gravures et un plan de Jerusalem, 2 vols. 8vo. 11. As.

Bouilly, les jeunes femmes, 2 vols. 12mo. fig. 16s.

Madame Barthélemy-Hadot, Arabelle et Matilde, ou les Normands en Italie, 4 vols. 1 2mo. 166.

Millin, Description d'une mosaïque antique du musée Pio-Clementin à Rome, representant des Scènes des Tragédies, folio, avec 28 planches 41. 4s.

Annuaire Généalogique et Historique pour 1820. 18mo. 8s.
Esquisse Historique sur les cent jours, &c. 8vo. 4s.

Reynier, de l'economie rurale et publique des Perses and des Phéniciens. 8vo. 13s.

Dictionnaire de l'ancien régime and des abus féodaux des neuf derniers siècles de la monarchie Francois. 8vo.

12s. Borgnis, Traité complet de Mécanique, partie VI. des machines employées à diverses fabrications. 4to. fig. 11. 14s.

Dictionnaire des Sciences Médicales, tom. 38 et 39. 8vo. ll.
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Cuvier et Lasteyrie Histoire, Naturelle des mannifères, livraison 11. folio, 6 fig color, 11. Is. Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle, tom. 34, 35, 36. 8vo. 21. 8s.

The work is now complete in 36 vols. price 281. 16s.

THE

EDINBURGH

MONTHLY REVIEW .

MARCH, 1820.

ART. I.--A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, in

cluding the Isle of Man ; comprising an account of their Geological Structure, with remarks on their Agriculture, Scenery, and Antiquities. By John MACCULLOCH, M. D. 3 Vols. 8vo. Constable & Co. Edinburgh, 1819.

The study of geology, taken in its widest sense, comprehends three separate pursuits, namely, an accurate knowledge of simple minerals; an acquaintance with the actual distribution and arrangement of rocks, as composing what is called the crust of the earth; and, lastly, such inferences, from the facts embraced by the two former, as would lead, in the way of scientific reasoning, to a discovery of the natural causes employed by Divine Wisdom in forming and organizing the materials which enter into the composition of this terraqueous globe.

Mineralogy is no doubt a separate, independent science; and might, like botany or zoology, be studied simply on its own account, and without any reference to geological speculations: and, indeed, we find, that precious stones were an object of attention both among lovers of wisdom and lovers of magnificence, and had even been classed and described with no inconsiderable precision, long before they were thought of as affording the means to ascertain what agents had been employed in their formation, and more particularly in that of the rocky bodies, with which they were usually found associated. The lapidary and the florist naturally appear before the botanist and the mineralogist; inasmuch as mankind are guided by their senses to exter

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