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tions, leads the author to conclude, that they must have had one common basis, which can have been laid only at one particular time, and of which the origin lies not in the nature of man, but must be of a positive and historical kind. The first part of the work frames seven leading principles out of the most ancient facts, which the author has previously exhibited in a connected series, and deduces from them the mythological and religious inferences. Chaldea is, according to this author, the true native soil of the oriental system of Religion. The Egyptian religion and mythology, as well as the Greek, also derive their origin from anterior Asia.

In the second part, he combats the opinion that the zodiac was founded upon astronomical knowledge, and the most ancient calendar for the division of time: he represents it, on the contrary, as a general mytho-chronological record of the most ancient data of history.

Of a similar tendency is " Tas openbuch der Vorzeit au das Jahr 1805 Manual of Antiquity for the year 1805. By I. F. von. Roesch, Colonel of Engineers in the service of the elector of Wirtemberg, &c. Stutt gard.

This is merely an epitome of another work, which the author intends to publish under the title of " Elucidation of the most ancient History, Geography, Genealogy and Chronology of the human race." This author derives his views from two sources; namely, from the comparison of the traditions of the different nations, which must be well distinguished with respect to time, place and import; and from the comparison and derivation of the similar words in different languages. The arbitrary use which he makes of Ancient History, leads him into several untenable hypotheses. The following may serve as an example. Cain, in mythology Oceanus, also Protogonos (the first-born), in the original language named On and An, came to Media, where he founded a new empire. His son Chronus, (from which appellation the words Corona, a crown, and Throne are derived, he being the first who wore a crown), once reproached him with the murder of his brother, which Chronus, called also Ilus by Sanchoniathon, had learnt, while he was still in Assyria, from his grandmother, Eve. Next follows a very eccentric account of the dethronement and castration of On. The author can hardly expect that such chimeras of his fancy will meet with the approbation of his readers.

A work of greater merit than the two preceding is, "Die Feste von Hellas," &c. The festivals of Greece, considered in a historical and mythological point of view, and for the first time elucidated according to their meaning and intention. By M. G. Herrmann, part i. 588 pp. part ii. 596 pp. large 8vo. Berlin 1803.

The author, who now resides at St. Petersburg, is already known to the world by two publications, (his Compendium of Mythology, containing the Mythology according to Homer, Hesiod, and the Lyric poets, and the Astronomical Mythology, in 3 vols; and his Mythology of the Greeks, for the use of higher classes in schools and academies, in 3 vols.) as a learned and acute inquirer into ancient mythology. Undoubtedly the mythology of the Greeks, as well as their religion, political constitution, cultivation and arts, cannot be fully understood without an acquaintance with their festivals. What the author's predecessors had written upon this subject, he wished to arrange, combine, accom

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pany with reasoning, and, while he studied suitable brevity, exhibit on so comprehensive a plan, that the classical student might be enabled to avail himself of his work, as a book of reference and commentary on a great number of passages in the ancients; that the historical inquirer might find many facts connected with festivals more accurately described; the philosopher meet with a variety of data relative to the history of the human race; and the general reader find in it an ample fund of interesting entertainment. He has certainly in many respects surpassed all who have preceded him,

în a second edition, the author intends also to give a more particular description of the temples in which the festivals were celebrated.

At the Easter fair 1805 the following important bibliographical work appeared:

Dr. Panzer's Annalen der aeltern Deutschen Litteratur, &c. Dr. Panzer's annals of the more ancient literature of Germany, or notices and accounts of the books which were printed in the German language, from the year 1521 to 1526. vol. ii. Nuremberg 1805. 495 pages large 4to.

Dr. Panzer, whose abilities in bibliographical literature are well known, intending to supply the deficiency, which Maittaire had left in his bibliographical annals, with respect to the books printed in the German language during the first period of the art, published in the year 1788 the first volume of these annals. In this work he has, with indefatigable industry, noticed, arranged, and described, with as great accuracy as it was possible for a single individual to do, all the books that were printed in the German language from the year 1462 to 1520. In the year 1802, he published an appendix to this volume, in which he not only rectified the errors of the first volume, but also gave accounts of 767 additional books, not before noticed.

The second volume comprehends 2125 books printed from the year 1521 to 1526. The reformation has furnished the principal part of this number. Accordingly but few of the books published during this period are upon historical, mathematical, and astronomical, (or rather astrological) subjects. Of translations from the Latin classics into German, this period has only two, namely Cicero de Senectute, 1522, folio, and Livy, printed at Mentz in folio 1523.

It is greatly to be regretted, that by the death of the learned author, in the Course of the present year, these annals, which were to have been carried down to the year 1546, are left incomplete.


Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the Conductors of the ECLECTIC REVIEW, by sending information (post paid) of the subject, extent, and probable price, of such works; which they may depend on being communicated to the public, if consistent with our plan.

Mr. Thomas Cook proposes to publish by subscription, a new and complete edition of the Works of Hogarth, with his Life and Descriptions moralized, the whole to make two volumes iu quarto, to

be delivered in eight parts, each of which. will contain ten sheets of letter-press, and fourteen prints, engraved by Mr. Cook. The Life is reprinted from Mr. Nichol's Anecdotes of Hogarth, greatly corrected


and enlarged by that gentleman, who has given the engraver permission to make use of that work. The first part is intended to be ready about the middle of this month, and will be continued every three months.

Mr. Partridge, of Boston, is about to print a small volume for the use of justices of the peace, to be entitled, An Epitome of the Law Concerning Settlements, Orders of Removal, and Appeals against such Orders.

Dr. Willan has in the press, a work on the Cow-pox, and on its varieties and anomalies; to be illustrated by engravings, in the manner of his work on Cutaneous Diseases.

By the death of Mr. H. S. Woodfall, the copy from which the genuine edition of Junius's Letters, was printed, together with a great number of private Letters, written to the former gentleman, by that celebrated writer, illustrative of his personal character, and of many of his objects in writing and publishing those letters, have come into the possession of Mr. G. Woodfall, son of the above Mr. H. S. Woodfall, who proposes immediately to print a new edition of them, on the plan at first proposed by the author. It is intended to give fac-similia of several, in order to exhibit the hand writing in which Junius's Letters were seut to the press.

Mr. J, Morfitt, a barrister of Birmingham, distinguished by his literary talents, has circulated proposals for publishing in 1 vol. 8vo. with plates, a complete History of the Trade and Manufactures of Birmingham.

Mr. Landseer has in the press, Lectures on the Art of Engraving, delivered at the Royal Institution.

Mr. Adolphus, author of a History of England, will shortly publish in four octavo volumes The Political State of the British Empire, military and civil.

Mr. Hutchinson, of Southwell, is preparing for the press, an Essay on the Narcotic Powers of the Tartrite of Antimony, introduced into the System, by the Cutaneous Absorbents.

Mr. W. Wood, F.L.S. has in the press in 3 vols. 8vo. illustrated by numerous plates, Zoography, or the Beauties of Nature Displayed, in a description of birds, beasts, fishes, &c.

E. S. Waring, Esq. of the Bengal Civil Establishment, has in a state of forwardness for publication, a Tour to Sheeraz, by the route of Kazroon and Feerozabad,

with remarks on the manners &c. of the Persians.

A Picture of Glasgow, with a Map, is nearly ready for publication.

A work is printing at Glasgow, on the Excision of Carious Joints; comprehending the Cases of Mr. Park, of Liverpool, and Mr. Moreau of Bar-sur-Ornain, with Observations, by Dr. Jeffray of Glasgow College, accompanied by illustrative engravings.

The Rev. Dr. Purdy is preparing a new edition of Addison's Evidences of the Christian Religion, with a translation of the learned and very useful Notes of M. Seigneux de Correvon, of Lausanne.

The following Works are expected to ap

pear shortly.

An Edition of Dr. Johnson's Poets, in a cheap compressed form, in 8 vols. 8vo. Naval Anecdotes or Illustrations of the British Nautical Character.

A volume of Letters on Interesting and Important Topics, addressed to the daughter of a nobleman, by Miss Hamilton.

A new edition of Pope's Homer, with the late Gilbert Wakefield's Notes.

An edition of Mr. Whiston's Translation of Josephus, in 4 vols. 8vo.

A voyage to Cochinchina, in 1792, 1794, by John Barrow, Esq. F. R. S. Author of Travels in Southern Africa, and Travels in China, 4to. with engravings.

A new edition, with numerous revisions,is in the press, of Mr. Belsham's History of William and Mary, and Queen Anne.

Memoirs of the late Mrs. Crouch, written by herself.

A new edition of Dr. Carr's Lucian. A new and enlarged edition of Mr. Bigland's Letters on Modern Europe. Mr. Pinkerton's Recollections of Paris. The 7th, 8th, and 9th vols, of Mr. Johne's Translation of Froissart's Chronicles.

A Selection of Scotch Historical Ballads, with illustrations, by Mr. Finlay.

A second volume of the Chronological History of Voyages and Discoveries in the South Sea, by Capt. Burney.

The Poems of Ossian in the original Gaelic, accompanied by a Latin translation.


An Almanac has been printed at Constantinople under the Direction of Abdorahman. This is the first Production of the kind, at the Turkish Press.


Art. XXXI. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED. We hope that no writer will take exception at the omission of his work in the following list, as information respecting it may not have reached us :the insertion of any work should not be considered as a sanction of it; the list consisting of articles, which we have not examined.

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Faith and Desperation; by W. Blair,
M. A. 2s. 6d.

Surgical Observations on Health; by
Mr. Abernethy. Part II. 8vo. 6s.
Observations on Abortion; by John
Burns. 8vo. 4s. 6d.

A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Stomach, and of Digestion; by A, D. Stone, M. D. 8vo. 65.


The Annual Army List, for 1806, containing a List of all Officers of the Army, and Royal Marines, on Full and HalfPay. 8vo. 13s.


A Sporting Tour through various Parts of France, in 1802; by Colonel Thornton. two vols. royal 4to. 31. 13s. 6d.

Engravings, with a descriptive Account in English and French, of the Egyptian Monuments in the British Museum. No. III. 11. 1s.

A Musical Grammar, in Four Parts, Notation, Harmony, Melody, and Rhythm; by Dr. Callcott, Organist of Covent-Garden Church. 8vo.

Flowers of Literature, for 1805; by F. W. Blagdon. 12mo. 6s.

The Temple of Truth; or, the best System of Reason, Philosophy, Virtue, and Morals, analytically arranged. 8vo.


A Compendium of the Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Horse; by B. W. Burke. 12mo. 6s.

A Letter to the Right Rev. the Bishops; containing a Counter Representation to the Statements laid before their Lordships, in a Letter from the Committee of the Philanthropic Society, relating to their intended Chapel, and in a Memorial to the Lord Chancellor; by the Rev. J, Brand, M. A. 1s. 6d.

A brief Account of the Proceedings of the Committce, appointed in 1805, by the yearly Meeting of Friends of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, &c. for promoting. the Improvement and gradual Civilization of the Indian Natives. 1s.

Letters on Natural History; by J. Bigland. 12mo. 9s.

A Brief Account of the Proceedings of the Committee, appointed by the yearly Meeting of Friends, held in Baltimore,


for promoting the Improvement and Civilization of the Indian Natives. 1s.

An Account of the Sufferings of Tho. O'Neil, a British Officer, confined in the Prison of the Conciergerie, written by himself. 8vo. 5s.

Observations on the Plan for training the People to the Use of Arins, with reference to the subject of Sunday Drilling; by T. Gisborn, M. A. 1s.

A Letter addressed to the Right Hon. W. Windham, Secretary at War, on the subject of exercising Volunteers on the Sabbath Day; by a Lord of Parliament.


Oration, delivered at Pontcysylte Aqueduct, on its first opening, Nov. 26, 1805; by R. Hunt, Esq. 2s. 6d.

Counting House Lexicon, in the English, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Languages. 8vo. 11. 5s.

Waaren Lexicon, or Dictionary of Merchandize, in Twelve Languages. 3 vols. 8vo. 11. 6s.

An Address to the Right Hon. W. Windham. 1s. 6d.

A Letter to Win. Wilberforce, Esq. on the Justice and Expediency of the Slave Trade; by R. Heron, Esq. 4s.

Memoirs concerning the Commercial Relations of the United States with England; by Citizen Talleyrand. 8vo. 3s.

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The Reign of Philanthropy, or the Auspices of the New Ministry, a Poem, with Characteristical Notes, 4to. 2s. 6d. Miscellaneous Poetical Translations, with a Latin Prize Essay; by the Rev. F. Howes, A. M. 8vo. 4s. 6d.

The Birds of Scotland; by James Grahame. 12mo. 7s.

Home, a Poem. 12mo. 5s. Thoughts on the present Situation of England, a Poem. 5s.

Poems, written on different Occasions; by Charlotte Richardson. 8vo. 5s. POLITICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. The Science of Legislation, from the Italian of G. Filangieri. 2 vols. 15s.

Considerations on the late Treaties between Great Britain and Russia, Aus tria and Sweden, with an Appendix. 2s.

An Enquiry into the State of the Nation, at the Čommencement of the present Administration. 8vo. 5s.

Remarks on the Considerations of Sir John Throgmorton, Bart arising from the Debates in Parliament on the Petition of the Irish Roman Catholics; by J. Coker, Esq. 2s.

Eight Letters on the Subject of the Earl of Selkirk's Pamphlet on Highland Emigration. 1s. 6d.

War as it is, and War as it should be. Thoughts on the present Administration; by an Old Whig. 1s.

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Sixteen Sermons, abridged from the works of the Right Rev. W. Beveridge, D. D. by the Rev. G. H. Glasse, M. A. 7s. 6d.

Sermons on Education, on Reflection, and on various other Topics, from the German of G. J. Zollikoffer; by Rev. W. Tooke. 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 1s.

Scripture Views of Strife and Contention, exhibited in an Essay on Proverbs, ch. xvii. v. 14. 6d.

Grace Displayed; a Funeral Sermon ; by J. Bottomly. 1s.

The Beneficial Effects of Christianity in the Temporal Concerns of Mankind, proved from History, and from Facts; by the Right Rev. the Bishop of London. 8vo. 2s. 6d.

Vol. II. of Sermons, by Rev. E. Cooper, of Hampstall Ridware. 8vo. 5s.


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