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ticuliers des ports les plus frequentés, ou recueil de cartes
plans of the ports, harbours, &c. published on separate sheets, between
1778 and 1780, for the use of the French navy. 34 HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET POLITIQUE des établissemens et
du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. Par
copies to be printed there, one of which he sent to Geneva, from which the present edition was printed. It is stated by Grimm that more than one third of this work was written by Diderot. According to Barbier, a number of other persons were concerned in it, particularly Holbach, Pechmeja, Paulze, Dutasta, Deleyre, the Abbé Martin, and Counts Aranda and de Souza. The Biographie Universelle (art. Raynal) says that the production of so many hands must necessarily be a bad book ; and that, besides the assistance derived from other persons, whole pages were copied from other works without any acknowledgment. A decree was issued by the parliament of Paris, May 21, 1781, against the author and his book, which obliged him to leave France. “ That this history is written in an animated style, and that it contains many just reflections, both political and philosophical, is known to all Europe ; for it has been translated into every European language. Its beauties, however, are deformed by many sentiments that are irreligious, and by some
that are impure." Chalmers. 35 HISTOIRE DU PARAGUAY sous les Jesuites et de la Royauté
qu'ils y ont exercée pendant un siécle et demi; ouvrage, qui renferme des détails très interessans et qui peut servir de suite à l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des établissemens des Européens dans les deux Indes. Orné d'une grande carte du Paraguay, du Chili, &c.
Amsterdam. 8vo. 3 vols.
This work appears to have been taken principally from the “ Coleccion de 1780.
Documentos, &c. (No. 26 of 1768,) comprising a translation of nearly the
whole of the fourth volume of that work.
lesquels ou developpe la cause des événemens actuels, la
le bonheur de l'humanité, traduit fidelement de l'Anglois.
from the fourth English edition. 37 Nouvelles CONSIDERATIONs sur Saint Domingue, en reponse à celles de M. H. D. Par M. D. B.
Paris. 8vo. 2 parts. An answer to M. Hilliard D’Auberteuil by M. Du Buisson. Barbier.-See
Considerations, &c. 1776.
nell' Indie contr' i pretesi filosofi e politici per servire di
the Spaniards towards the natives of America, one published at Madrid,
government.” Sempere, Biblioteca.
Giuseppe Bianchi. A German translation was published in 1785, and
and with Europe on the other, which would alone explain the resem. blance of certain ancient civil and religious customs and traditions com
mon to the two continents.” Ginguénée, in the Biog. Univ. 40 Storia ANTICA DEL Messico cavata da' migliori storici Spag
nuoli, e da' manoscritti, e dalle pitture antiche degl' Indiani:
into the order of the Jesuits. When this order was banished from
London in 1826. 41 Saggi0 DI STORIA AMERICANA Ó sia storia naturale, civile, e
sacra de regni e delle provincie Spagnuole di terra firma nell' America Meridionale descritta dall' Abate Filippo Salvadore Gilii e consecrata alla santità di N. S. Papa Pio sesto felicemente regnante.
II.—De costumi degli Orinochesi, 1781.
his order, in 1767. Charles III. honoured him with a pension, for having, in this work, “vindicated the Spanish nation and government from the
calumnies of foreigners.” 42 COMPENDIO DE LA Ystoria GENERAL del origen, viajes y
monarquia de los Indios de la America Septentrional fundada sobre las mejores noticias que se hallan de el Nuebo Mundo, donde manifiesta la Ystoria Indiana à la España los sucesos de sus peregrinaciones y casos mas memorables asta el estado presente.
Por Josef Giraldo, grabador de laminas, etc.
Madrid. Small 4to.
This work consists merely of six plates, representing the ancient history of 1780.
the Mexicans, with an engraved account at the bottom of each, of their
emigrations, &c. A work of no sort of authority.
Cudena; ein Spanisches manuscript in der Wolfenbüttelschen
merkungen und Zusätzen begleitet von Christian Leiste. 8vo.
in 1634, an account of that country, which had not been published, and a
mation respecting that part of America to which it relates. Bing. Univ. 44 SELECTARUM STIRPIUM AMERICANARUM HISTORIA, in
descriptions. It is supposed that not more than twenty-five copies were
under George Fenwick, esq., to its latest period of anity with
Gentleman of the province.
truth freely, and unbiassed by partiality or prejudice,” the Monthly
containing “so many marks of party spleen and idle credulity, as to be altogether unworthy of the public attention." The author says, that "treachery is the staple commodity of the four New England provinces.” This book contains the wonderful account of the falls of the Upper Cobos, “ where water is consolidated without frost, by pressure, by swiftness, between the pinching, sturdy rocks, to such a degree of induration, that no iron crow can be forced into it," &c. The author was Dr. Samuel A. Peters, a refugee. He resided in England from 1774 to 1805, when he
returned to America, and died in New York in 1828, at the age of 90.
in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768. By J. Carver, Esq.
and added the life, and a copious index, which he also very honourably printed separately, “ for the convenience of the purchasers of the first and second editions ; on whom I was unwilling to raise an extraordinary
tax for the third edition. J. C, Lettsom." 3 THE SIEGE of Penobscot by the Rebels, containing a journal
of the proceedings of H. M.'s forces, &c. when besieged by
the rebels, in July, 1779. By J. C., Volunteer.
Penobscot, whose name is subscribed to the charts which illustrate the
general Lovell. 4 THE AMERICAN WAR; a poem, in six books. In which the
names of the officers who have distinguished themselves during the war are introduced.
London. 8vo. pp. 182. Said to be by Geo. Cockings. “Spirits of Sternhold, Hopkins, Prynne,
Quarles, and Withers ! withered indeed are your laurels ! Here is a
bard who hath eclipsed ye all,” &c. Monthly Review, vol. 65, p. 469. 5 MISCELLANIES, by the Honourable Daines Barrington. Quarto.
London. This volume contains the author's Tracts on the possibility of reaching the
North Pole, first printed in 1775. An Essay, “ Whether the Turkey was known before the discovery of America ;" which the honourable gentleman decides in the affirmative. But the most interesting article in