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ART.

I.–1. Librorum Impressorum qui in Museo Britannico ad-

servantur Catalogus.

2. Bibliothecæ Regiæ Catalogus. Londini, 1820.

3. Catalogus Librorum typis impressorum qui in Regia

Bibliotheca Borbonica adservantur.

4. Report from the Select Committee on the Condition,

Management, and Affairs of the British Museum.

5. Literatur früherer und noch bestehender Europäischer

öffentlicher und Corporations-Bibliotheken. Zusam-

mengestellt von Ernst Gustav Vogel, Privatlehrer zu

Dresden.

6. Catalogue of Printed Books in the Library of the

British Museum. Printed by order of the Trustees.

7. Bibliotheca Grenvilliana; or, Bibliographical Notices

of Rare and Curious Books, forming part of the Library

of the Right Hon. Thomas Grenville. By John Thomas

Payne, and Henry Foss

1

II.-The Lady of the Manor. Being a Series of Conversations

on the Subject of Confirmation, intended for the Use of

the Middle and Higher Ranks of Young Females. By

Mrs. Sherwood

25

III.-- Peregrine Bunce. By the Author of 'Sayings and

Doings,' &c. &c.

53

IV.-Memoirs and Correspondence of Francis Horner, M.P.

Edited by his brother, Leonard Horner, Esq., F.R.S. - 108

V.-The Waldenses, or the Fall of Rora: a Lyrical Sketch.

With other Poems. By Aubrey De Vere

142

VL-Histories of Noble English Families; with Biographical

Notices of the most Distinguished Individuals in each :

Illustrated by their Armorial Bearings, Portraits, Mo-

numents, Seats, &c. Compiled and edited by Henry

Drummond, Esq. Parts I. and II.

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CONTENTS

OF

No. CXLIV.

ART.

Page I.-Bossi-Necrologia. G. C. Leonardo Sismondi

- 299 II.-1. Lectures on the Coinage of the Greeks and Romans,

delivered in the University of Oxford. By Edward
Cardwell, D.D., Principal of St. Alban's Hall, and

Camden Professor of Ancient History.
2. A Numismatic Manual. By John Yonge Akerman,

F.S.A., &c.
3. A Descriptive Catalogue of Rare and Unedited Roman

Coins, from the Earliest Period of the Roman Coinage
to the Extinction of the Empire under Constantinus
Paleologus; with numerous Plates from the Originals.
By John Yonge Akerman, F.S.A., &c.

- 356 III.-1. Liber Sancte Marie de Melros. Munimenta Vetus

tiora Monasterii Cisterciensis de Melros. Presented to
the Bannatyne Club by the Duke of Buccleuch and

Queensberry.
2. Registrum Episcopatus Glasguensis. Munimenta Ec-

clesiæ Cathedralis Glasguensis à Sede Restaurata Seculo
ineunte XII. ad Reformatam Religionem. Presented to

the Maitland Club by James Ewing, LL.D.
3. Fragmenta Scoto-Monastica. Memoir of what has

been already done, and what Materials exist, towards the
Formation of a Scottish Monasticon. By a Delver in

Antiquity.
4. Horæ Decanicæ Rurales; being an Attempt to illus-

trate, by a Series of Notes and Extracts, the Name and
Title, the Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Per-
sonal and Capitular, of Rural Deans. By William
Dansey, A.M., Rector of Donhead St. Andrew, Rural
Dean of Chalke, Wilts

- 379 IV.-The Life of Sir David Wilkie, R.A. By Allan Cunningham

397

THE

QUARTERLY REVIEW.

Art. I.–1. Librorum Impressorum qui in Museo Britannico

adservantur Catalogus. * Londini, 1813-1819. 8 vols. Svo. . 2. Bibliothecæ Regiæ Catalogus. Londini, excudebant Gul.

Bowyer et Gul. Nicol. 1820.° 5 vols., folio. [Privately printed

at the expense of His Majesty King George IV.] 3. Catalogus Librorum typis impressorum qui in Regia Bibli

otheca Borbonica adservantur. Neapoli, î832. Folio, vol. i.

(containing letters A., B.). 4. Report from the Select Committee on the Condition, Manage

ment, and Affairs of the British Museum. With Appendixes.

1835. 2 vols., folio. 5. Literatur früherer und noch bestehender Europäischer öffent

licher und Corporations-Bibliotheken. Zusammengestellt von Ernst Gustav Vogel, Privatlehrer zu Dresden. Leipzig, 1840.

8vo. 6. Catalogue of Printed Books in the Library of the British

Museum. Printed by order of the Trustees. London. 1842.

Folio, vol. i. (containing letter A). 7. Bibliotheca Grenvilliana; or, Bibliographical Notices of Rare

and Curious Books, forming part of the Library of the Right Hon. Thomas Grenville. By John Thomas Payne and Henry Foss. London. 1842. 2 vols. 8vo. THERE are few things which at first sight appear more easy

than the compilation of a catalogue of printed books. We look with complacency upon the well-filled shelves of our own library, and think it useless to register the titles of those volumes which are constantly in our sight, and frequently consulted; whose names are familiar in our mouths as household words. On a time some book is wanted; we know that we have it, but the author's name has slipped from our memory; the volume provokingly eludes our search, and we unthinkingly exclaim, “We will have a catalogue; a mere alphabetical list; it is only to copy or abridge the title-pages.' We almost despise the easy labour : we begin. not foreseeing any impediment to our progress, and we go on until some anonymous volume with a quaint title-page puzzles us with the question, Where will you put me?' Glad to escape

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