The Garrison Library at Gibraltar is, I believe, one of the most valuable English libraries on the continent of Europe.
Edinburgh, March 30. 1850.
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NOSCE TEIPSUM,—AN EXCEPTION.
(FROM THE CHINESE OF CONFUCIUS, OR ELSEWHERE.)
I’ve not said so to you,
my friend—and I’m not going—
You may find so many people better worth knowing.
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NOTES ON BOOKS, CATALOGUES, SALES, ETC.
Mr. Thorpe is preparing for publication a Collection of the Popular Traditions or Folk Lore of Scandinavia and Belgium, as a continuation of his Northern Mythology and Superstitions, now ready for the press.
Mr. Wykeham Archer’s Vestiges of Old London, of which the Second Part is now before us, maintains its character as an interesting record of localities fast disappearing. The contents of the present number are, the “House of Sir Paul Pindar, in Bishopgate Without,” once the residence of that merchant prince, and now a public-house bearing his name; “Remains of the East Gate, Bermondsey Abbey;” which is followed by a handsome staircase, one of the few vestiges still remaining of “Southhampton House,” the residence of the Wriothesleys, Earls of Southampton. A plate of “Street Monuments, Signs, Badges, &c.,” gives at once variety to the subjects, and a curious illustration of what was once one of the marked features of the metropolis. “Interior of a Tower belonging to the wall of London,” in the premises of Mr. Burt, in the Old Bailey, presents us with a curious memorial of ancient London in its fortified state; it being the only vestige of a tower belonging to the wall in its entire height, and with its original roof existing. The last plate exhibits some “Old Houses, with the open part of Fleet Ditch, near Field Lane;” and the letter-press illustration of this plate describes a state of filth and profligacy which we hope will soon only be known among us as a thing that has been.
We have received the following Catalogues:—Messrs. Williams and Norgate’s (14. Henrietta Street) German Catalogue, Part I. comprising Theology, Ecclesiastical History, and Philosophy; John Petheram’s (94. High Holborn) Catalogue, Part CX. No. 4. for 1850, of Old and New Books; John Miller’s (43. Chandos Street) Catalogue, Number Four for 1850 of Books Old and New; and E. Palmer and Son’s (18. Paternoster Row) Catalogue of Scarce and Curious Books.
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WANTED TO PURCHASE.
(IN CONTINUATION OF LISTS IN FORMER NOS.)
DEAN MILNER’S LIFE OF JOSEPH MILNER.
PECK’S CATALOGUE OF THE DISCOURSES WRITTEN BOTH
FOR AND AGAINST POPERY
IN THE TIME OF JAMES II. 4vo. 1735.