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. officers elected, at the meeting on April 18th, were left to books already in extensive circulation. W. H. Appleton, President; A. S. Barnes, Vice We suggest to the enterprising publishers to issue

President; 0. P. Woodford, Treasurer; G. L. some copies of Part II. by itself; a greater book NEW YORK, MAY 1, 1855.

Putnam, Secretary; Charles Scribner, James R. than this began “at the 145th page.", As, how

Swords, H. H. Lamport, Directors. It is under-ever, Part I. is in our way we must notice it. A AGENT FOR PHILADELPHIA.

stood that the same general plan is about to be treatise on Structural and Physiological Botany

ndopted by book publishers in other large cities cannot be elementary, and at the same time GEORGE A. CROFUT. throughout the Union.

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Great Britain, and in France, the Elémens by A. ASHER & Co., Berlin.

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Notes and Reviews. but little to be hoped for or desired; nor indeed, Hector BOSSANGE, Paris.

from the very nature of the subject, can they BOTANY OF THE Southern States, IN TWO PARTS. differ materially from each other. And, accord

By Prof. John DABEY, A. M. New York, A. ingly, not only does the text before us seem like NEW YORK BOOK PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION.

S. Barnes & Co.; Cincinnati

, H. W. Derby; , what we have read before, but even the very

Savannah, J. M. Cooper. 12mo. 612 pp. The organization of a new society among the

woodcuts have a familiar air, more like things Booksellers of this city, has been made public The patrons of the ancient stable-keeper, Hob- long-forgotten than like objects seen for the first by the issue of an octavo pamphlet under the son, were not more completely exempt from the time. auspices of the Association.

labor of choosing than is the student of Southern Still, there are changes; but not all of these The history of this enterprise may be summed Botany. It is, in fact, Darby or nothing. Elliott are improvements. When Dr. Gray changed up in a few words. An informal meeting of has been out of print from time immemorial; Lindley's anatrope seed into orth otrope, and his many of our leading publishers, was held, March "Torrey and Gray” have stopped in the Com- orthotrope seed into anatrope, he did good ser: 21st, for the purpose of mutual deliberation with positæ, not to be resumed in this generation, we vice in simplifying botanical science, but the dereference to the special interests of the Trade, fear, without aid from the Smithsonian or Con- mand for the change was urgent. But no change which resulted in the appointment of a Com-gress. At the North we had Eaton, Beck, and in terminology should be made unnecessarily, mitee of Correspondence to report at a future Darlington ; we now have Darlington improved, nor addition uselessly; and in looking at Part I. meeting. On the fifth of last month a regular Wood and Gray. The South are to have Darby, before us, the following queries, among many organization was effected, and the Committee, and nothing but Darby, unless Chapman may others, suggest themselves: Messrs. W. H. Appleton, L. Mason, jr., and H. come to their rescue, or Riddell, or, best of all,

P. 20. Why is lactiferous, " from the circumH. Lamport, reported a Constitution in which the Flora of Torrey and Gray should receive stance of its containing the milky juices of the object of the society is stated to be “ the such material aid that its learned authors should plants,” substituted for lacticiferous, when it is transaction of such business connected with the sacrifice upon it no ng more than their time.

immediately stated that the latex is often not interests of the trade, as may come before it; in- We have the pleasure of reviewing a book, milky! cluding the establishment and regulation of then, that can receive no injury from any criti- P. 22. Are cuticle and epidermis used synony. Trade Sales in New York; also, the cultivation cisms of ours. It is an anæstheticised patient to mously? of social intercourse among the trade.” One ar- whom neither scalpel nor probe can do any P. 26. Where have we accounts of books made ticle provides that no member shall contribute harm, for columns of unqualified condemnation, of the liber of trees! to sales which are not under the direction of the should it meet with such, would only make the P. 27. On whose authority is it stated that the Association. The Committee also submitted a book more widely known without deterring a mucilage of the Bene plant is contained in the Report as to the general objects aimed at by this single purchaser. What we have to say, then, bark? Union, which was unanimously accepted by the shall be purely from a love for the cause of P. 31. Where shall we find the particulars of meeting. The subject chiefly discussed, in this Southern Botany, and not to benefit or injure Adanson's finding Grew's name on the Adansoreport, was the proper conduct of the trade this particular work, and should be estimated, as nias after it had been buried under more than sales. In view of many objections which are to its value or defects, rather from a scientific 300 layers of wood ? urged against the existing plan of trade sales, it than a literary point of view.

P. 32. Is it really true that monocotyledonous is proposed to adopt a system similar to that At the outset, it is our duty to say, that not stems are exogenous ! We commend the defense formerly pursued, under which a certain defi- only is this the only work in the market, but it of this point to those journals whose readers nite number of each book was contributed, and is really a valuable work, and one that ought to have more time for examining the point than we only that quantity sold. It is also stipulated remunerate the author and materially aid the can now ask from ours. that each line of the catalogue shall include a cause of science. It is scarcely possible to study Lastly, p. 78. What is the difference between a sufficient number of books to amount, at the Southern Botany at the South. There are prob- carpel and pistil; between germ and ovary. retail prices, to at least twenty-five dollars, and ably three cities at the North, and several in The words carpel and ovary seem to have had that no less than five dollars’ worth of books, at Europe, that furnish immensely greater facilities their definite signification, if not their origin, retail prices, shall be sold in one lot, except in for preparing such a work than can be found since the time of Linneus. A pistil may consist case of balances.

any where within the region to which this work of one carpel, or many united or separate. In With respect to other business which may is adapted. We ought not, then, to press the any case, the ovary, style and stigma are parts come before the Association, it is provided that oversights of one who, notwithstanding the dis- of a carpel, while the word germ, as a part of a regular meetings be held on the second Tues- advantage of his position, has undertaken the pistil, may be an ovary or a mass of united ovadays of February, May, August, and November. work from two sufficient reasons—first, that it ries. It is hoped that by means of formal gatherings, was needed, and second, that no other person Commending these things to the attention of many difficulties among the trade may be either felt disposed to undertake it..

our author, if in a further edition he should deem avoided or settled by arbitration. It is designed We wish, however, that the author had spared the re-appearance of Part I. advisable, we pass also to furnish a suitable room where periodicals us Part First, viz, “Structural and Physiologi- to the second and essential part of the book, and newspapers may be kept on file for purposes cal Botany and Vegetable Products.” This does which aims to be a Flora, or description of all of reference, thus forming a sort of “Booksellers' not properly belong within the same cover with the species of phenogamous plants between 30° Exchange.” These frequent meetings for mutual Part SECOND: “ Jescriptions of Southern Plants." and 35° north latitude, and between 80° and 90° intercourse and consultation, will, it is thought, The latter alone needs more space than the west longitude,” Does it contain all these!

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That cannot be expected of any such work, in have until the present time dispensed in Auer- of wine; but it was done in so awkward a the present stage of American botany. Are, bach's name the gifts of Bacchus, have consti- manner as to give Dr. Faust great sport. He then, the omissions unreasonably numerous ? | tuted the only information which the curious told the workmen that the job was very easy : Clearly, this will depend upon the material with traveler could gain concerning this interesting but they angrily replied, that if he could move in the reach of the author, which, as we inti locality. Such stories have only increased the the hogshead easier than they, it would be by mated at the outset, must be quite limited at any desire for more accurate details in regard to the aid of the devil. At this the master of Auerone point at the South. He gives us 2,231 spe- strange occurrences and the wonderful inspira- bach's cellar came out and said to Faust, that as cies in 412 pages, just 200 less than Dr. Gray tion of which this cellar has been the silent he boasted so much, he should have the wine gives to the smaller Flora of the North, in his witness, if walls may indeed be called silent if he would alone roll the cask out of the cellar. Manual. Allowing liberally for a large number which nightly, for three hundred years, have Thereupon, says the quaint language of the of species not yet detected, we confess that the resounded with laughter, shout and song. chronicle, Faust “descended into the cellar, and number in Prof. Darby's work still seems small. This wish has recently been gratified. A few put himself right upon the cask, as on a buck, From what sources has he drawn them? This months since, after the representation in Leipsic and rode it, so to say, right upwards, though is not apparent, but much of it is easy to conjec. of Goethe's master drama, so much new interest not without every one's astonishment; whereat ture. Personal observation, even in the many was awakened in the house where Dr. Faust, in the wine master was much astonished, and alyears that Dr. Darby has employed at intervals all the glory of his blackest arts, resided, that though he objected that this was not done in collecting plants, can do very little in this un. pains were taken to collect and print authentic naturally, yet he was obliged to keep his word dertaking. So far as Torrey and Gray’s Flora information concerning the history of “ Auer- and promise, if he would not otherwise have has reached, it is very natural that the work bach's cellar.” The facts thus ascertained form mockery in addition to the loss.” should have been closely followed. Where that the volume before us.

Over this cask of wine, the students had great stops, the basis seems to have been the good old

Before examining these chronicles, the reader frolics; and the cellar from which it was drawn work of Elliott, with additions from Nuttall, De should be introduced to the room which they has been famous ever since. To this day, what Candolle, and Kunth, and some of the earlier describe. Right in the center of Leipsic, a town purports to be the veritable cask, a monstrous volumes of the Annals of the New York Lyceum. renowned throughout Germany for its fair, and hogshead, is shown to the credulous stranger. He seems not to have been conversant with Dr. throughout the world for its literary publica

Many other curious stories are told in regard Torrey's Cyperaciæ—a masterly work at its date, tions, stands a lofty house, venerable enough in to Auerbach's cellar; but next to the one just though now, of course, much behind the times. its appearance, but not conspicuous among the narrated, that of Goethe's visit is the most inOf Gray's remarks on Melanthaceæ in the Annals, many ancient buildings which front upon the teresting. The walls, a few years since, were he seems to have had but a poor opinion, if we market-place. Over a low and shabby-looking freshly ornamented with illustrations of his are to judge by the old names he still retains. door-way hangs a modest sign, announcing in Faust, painted beneath two old pictures, supNuttall's Sylva, now ten years old, seems not to German that this is “Auerbach's cellar.” Tum-posed to date from 1525, which show the adhave been consulted, nor the still older contribu- bling down an awkward stair-case, the visitor ventures of the real Dr. Faust. tions of Shuttleworth.

finds himself in a small suite of rooms, dimly We have no opportunity of comparing this lighted by day, but brilliant with gas by night, GRACE LEE. By Julia KAVANAGH. (D. Applewith the previous edition, but our impression is plainly but comfortably furnished, and indicating

ton & Co., N. Ý.) that it is quite an advance upon it. Neither at a glance that some strange history must be The readers of “Nathalie” and “Madaleine" omissions, however, nor the typographical errors, connected with their quaint appearance. will seek with avidity a new book from the çf which such a work cannot be kept free when

At the right of the entrance is a room filled same pen. Since the untimely decease of Cura thousand miles intervene between author and with curious relics and interesting pictures, rer Bell, we have no female novelist to be comprinter, should be a drawback upon its most ex- which is evidently more interesting than any pared with Julia Kavanagh, unless it be Mies tensive circulation in the district which it em- other. It is the identical room which was occu. Yonge, and her style is quite of another order. braces. It certainly deserves this

, and we ear-pied by Dr. Faust, on his visit to Leipsic, and The plot of Grace Lee, and its working out, nestly desire that it may have it. And if this the same where Goethe, three centuries after altogether, is not so satisfactory as some of the work shall be the means of Prof. Darby's here-ward, read the life of the learned doctor, and previous works of the author; but it is not less after securing the coöperation of a few of the conceived the idea of his celebrated play. full of spirit, force of delineation, and originality best Botanists at the South, and availing him- Chained to a pillar in this room, is the old of manner. The heroine has the same vigorous self of the larger collections of Southern plants volume in which he read an account of “the individuality, the same noble independence of at the North, if not in Europe also, we shall then wonderful life and terrible end of Doctor Jo- character, which distinguish the female crealook for a more perfect edition, which shall claim hannes Faust.” On one page of this, which is tions of this writer from the common-place and from the candid critic the meed of unmingled copied in Herr Schulze's book, is described an negative beings bo usual in modern novels. The commendation.

odd occurrence in his visit to Leipsic. It ap- story does not flag for an instant, and the propears that the learned professor of the black cess of development in the life and experience of

art numbered at one time among his intimate the central personage is admirably exhibited. Faust in LEIPZIG. KLEINE CHRONIK VON AUER. friends, some young Polish noblemen, who were The interest, as in other instances, is made gradu

BACHS KELLER. HERAUSGEGEBEN VON H. Schulze. students in the then famous University of Wit-ally to culminate with much tact. No author in (Brief History of Auerbach's Cellar at Leip-tenberg, the same at which Hamlet is said by the sphere of domestic fiction excels her in that sic.) Leipsic, 1855. New York: Westermann. Shakspeare to have studied, and which is other insight which enables her pen to embody idio

No reader of Goethe's “Faust” will have wise renowned as having been the place of Lu- syncrasies of mind and moods of feeling. In forgotten the scenes laid in a wine room at ther's early protestations against the Roman her way, she is deeply metaphysical. There are Leipsic, described as “Auerbach's Cellar.” A Catholic religion.

also true glimpses of nature, and she deals with spot thus rendered famous by the greatest of These Polish students were eager to go to the picturesque like an artist. Grace Lee is, German dramatists, has, naturally enough, been Leipsic to see the fair, which had even then however, one of those novels of which no adevisited through a series of years by men of every existed through a series of several hundred quate idea can be formed by an analysis of the civilized nation, -especially at the time of the years, but having no ready money, they were plot; it must be read and viewed as a whole to Great Easter Fair; but not all who have had obliged to place themselves under the protection be appreciated. It adds another to her series of this privilege know the curious history which of their “ learned friend,” who guided them unexceptionable works in this department, for long before Goethe's days gave a charm to the skillfully to all the wonders of the place. which her publishers have an enviable reputalocation. A few legends, badly remembered One day they saw a company of men rolling tion. In the family circle it is just the book to and even more badly told, by the waiters who out of “ Auerbach's cellar” a great hogshead prove suggestive while it entertains, and to ex.

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