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A Miscellany of Literature and Art.
IN ONE SPLENDID 8vo VOL., COMPRISING ORIGINAL LITERALY PAPEES BY THE MOST EMINENT
LIVING AMERICAN AUTHORS, WITH
FROV ORIGINAL PICTURES
A COMPLIMENTARY TRIBUTE TO LOUIS GAYLORD CLARK, ESQ, YO! TWENTY YEARS
EDITOR OF THE KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE.
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JA SECOND EDITION of this splendid and popular volume is now ready. To show how it has hoon welcomed by the public, and tho numerous friends of the veteran editor of the KNICKERBOCKER, extracts from a few of the many notices which the work has recoived ara herewith annexed; ..THB KNICKERBOCKER GALLERY has made its appearance in a splendid octavo volume. Its contributors comprise some of the oldest and most illustrious writers in America, with a noble array besides of men of genius and caltu e, who, if perhaps less known to fame, have yet gathered worthy literary honors in both hemispheres. A few examples will show the choice materials which have been employed in the composition of the volume. WASHINGTON IRVING--the beloved and glorious patriarch of our tative literature--contributes a delightful paper, entitleil Conversations with Talma, presenting soine interesting reminiscences of the great French tragedian. and a serie of original suggestions on French dramatic poetry. This was written in 1891, and will furnish & welcome specimen of the author's paimiest days to the host of his armirers who so fondly treasure every pro duction of his fascinating pen, Apem, called The Snow-Shower,' by BRYANT, is the characteristic offering of our greatest American bard. The Emperory Bird's Nest,' by LONGFELLOW: M.180ACCIO,' by LOWELL: A Poetical Epistle to lnnis Clavlon Clark,' by HALLECR : A Vision of the Housatonic, by HOLMES ; I'm Groring Oud.' by SAXE: To Berrutiful Girl,' by PRENTICR: 'On Lako Pepin,' by Epes SARGENT; Pixeco,' by Dr. BETHUNR, are in the happiest style of their respective writers. N. P. WILLIS, instead of rhymes, gives a kind-hearted and cheery letter from his invalid's retreat at Idlewild; and TUCKERMAN has a One critical essay on Edmund Kean. Among other celebrated writers, whose fame is of more recent date, we opserve the nau.es of MITCHELL BOKER, KIMBALL, STREET, SÆRLTOX. BAYARD TAYLOR, Cozz ENS. FIELDS, G. W. CURTIS and STODDARD. But space would fail as to enumerate all the celebrities on this red-lettered catalogue. which presents 8 curious illustration of the signal ability which the Editor of the KNICK RRBOCKER has embodied in the long series of his annual volumes. The attractiveness of the work is greatly enhanced by the numher and variety of portraits with which it is embellished, forming an extensive gallery of American authors. These are engraved on steel, in the best style of execution, and in many cases, from original paintings by ELLIOT and other eminent artists. Such a varied and admirable collection of portraits, in which a large portion of the community is interested, we presume has never before been presented to the public. The editorial preparation of the work was intrusted to the charge of Dr. JOAN W. FRANORR, GEORGR P. MORRI-, Ruyrs W. GRISWOLD, RICHARD B. KIMBALL, and Rev. FREDERICK W. SHELTOK, who, it is needless to add, have acquitted themselves of their generous duties in a manner which leaves no room for comment, except that of a congratulatory character.'-Harper's Magasina,
"It is unsurpassed by any thing that has ever been issued from the American press. We hope it will find an extended sale, proportionate both to its varied merits, and to the commendable object in which the work had its origin."-Boxton At118.
* TRULY a splendid volume: admirably printed, richly bound, pobly illustrated, and containing original contributions from some of the most eminent writers who have reflected luster upon the American name. WASHING TON IRVING, who now seldom writes, commencing the volume, and Fitz GREEN HALLICK whose muse has long been reproached for silence, concluding it by a Podical Epistle to Louis Gaylord Cuirk, Eeg,' which shows that his lyre, though long mute. has not lost its power. The forty-eight portraits are finely epgraved, and are excellent likenesses. This Gallery of American authors should ind & conspicuous place in the library of every Atnerican who has enough patriotism and refinement of taste to take pride in the nation's literature." N, Y. Commer cial Adcertiser.
* Ir realizes, in beauty of getting up and in the excellence of its contents, all the high wrought anticipations that have been forned of it. The name of WASHINGTOS IRVING heads the list of the contributors, and a fine likenesy of him, the collection of nearly alty superbly executed portraite of the Knickerbocker contributors, The frontispiece is an admirable head of our friend, Luis GAYLORD CLARK, the editor of Old KNICK,' and the title page shows us what the proposed "Knickerhockar Cottinge,' the intended result of this publication, is to be. All the articles are from the pens of the first writers in the land, from the North and South, the East and West, and most of them face their contributions in the most speaking manner. The value of this book to the American reader is beyond estimate. The price demapiied for it is infinitely helow its worth."--New Orleans Picayune.
"The most brilliant Argerican book of the reason. It abundantly justifies the high expectations of the publie, as well in its mechanical appearance, its admirable portraits, and its high literary merits. Every admirer of the Knickerhocker, itx Editor, or its contributors, should have a copy of the Knickerbocker Gallery. No volume of 501 Dames octavis W8 ever published in this country containing an equal variety or sterling original literature. Burlington (V.) Sentinel.
*We make no hesitation in pronounciag it not only one of the handsomest and most delicately conceived of literary testimonials, but one of the most attractive and valuable voluines ever issued froin the Americau presa. Such another prirait pillery of our literary notabilities, or so peculiar and fine a collection of their extended mentalautography. does not exist, and probably will not, apart from this volume, in our day and generation." Neo York Eupning Mirror.
This beautiful volume is creditable alike to the warm-hearted contributors to its pages, and to the publisher, who las presented it in such an elegant forin to the public. The design trag to furnish a hook, the profits of which should be applied to the purchase of a cottage on the lason for Mr. LOUIS GAYLOAD CLARK, the accomblished eliitor of the Knickerbocker Magazine, a periodical which has been distinguished for the excellence of its Ouders, and has liveal through nearly a quarter of R century. There are over sixty contributions in poetry and
rowe from the plite of the writers of the United States, and forly-eight engravings of the authors, including hove of WASITINGTON IRVING, BRYANT, HALLKCK, WILLS, W. H. SEWARD, G. D. PRENTICE, LONGFELLOW. HOLMES COCKERMAN. BAYARD TAYLOR. EPR SARGENT. IK MARVRL'etc."-Borton Churier,
"Tus heautiful and substantial Testimonial.' profusely and pobly illustrated, embndies a collection of writers, with their pertraits, which exhausts almost the entire constellation of living American authors." - Dutchess County Democrat.
THERE are hur few of the numerous notices of “THE KNICKERBOCKER GALLERY," which have appeared in every quarter of the Union. The verdict of the press every where, and of the public at large, hirs been unanimous. Prices.-Elegantly borind in cloth. gilt edge. . . . . . $5.00. Moroc O Arahasque,
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The frontispiece us what the proposedhe rse writers in the land, Iriner. The value of this booleans Picayune. title the articles are from their contributions in the mor it is infinitely helow its worthich expectations of the publics
EDITED BY LOUIS GAYLORD CLARK,
The number for July, 1855, begins the FORTY-SIXth VOLUME of the KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE.
Since the price of subscription has been reduced from FIVE to THREE DOLLARS a year, the circulation of the KNICKERBOCKER has been increased nearly four to one. In many places ten are sold where there was but one before, and through the year it has been steadily increasing. It is now offered as cheap as any of the Magazines, all things considered. Instead of making new and prodigious promises, we submit a few extracts from noticer of late numbers, which we might extend to a number of pages.
•Those famihar with the Editor's monthly. Gossip with his readers, nave doubtless, with ourselves, admired the perennial source of its plesant wit and joyousness. In this pumber The Gossip' holds on its way liko some the rivulet glancing and dancing in the sunshine of a May morning. We used to wonder how Mr. CLARK ned out pecting he met certainly snow brown'in the coming number: but tbis number gives no sign of exhaustion.NO tional Intelligencer, Washington.
Pleasant, gepla), delightfu). Old Kriox.! Thy name is a suggestion of all thing delectable; tee sight of lay modest, fresh cover, a balm to spiritual sore eyes: a glance within thee, best antidote joj the blues. Thou bast given to kindly humor, to piquant delineation, and to side-splitting fun. a local habitation.' without which they migo wandering over the domain of letters, calling now and then where a friendly door opened to them but refusing to be comforted for the loss of their old deur hume.'- Courier, Burlington VI.
The great care evinced in the selection of articles that adorp its pages, is a sutcient guaranty that no contributor meets the eye of the reader but those which are known to be worthy of his perusal. When storms and wild tempesve
8, and all is drear and desolate without, we ask for no more agreeable companion than the "KNICKERBOCKBR:' for wbile its contents impart valuable information, ito sanes ji genuine wit are a sovereign specific for all fits of the blues or attacks of the horrors, and time passes merrily on." Democrat, Doylestown, Pa.
The KNICKERBOCKBR has been and will be a fact of its own; a genuine living thing, all the more desirable now that the new crop of magazines, filled with articles pirated from English authors, makes fresh home creations more conspicuous and welcome.'-Now-York Christian Inquirer.
No one ever rose from tbe perusal of the KNICKERBOCKIB a disappointed reader. Whatever may b&ve been his anticipations, they have always been rewarded. When he took up a new pumber, he felt sure of a literary treat; it was no mere showy repast he was invited to. Did he seek the grave or didactic essay, the touching story, poetie gems, or the humorous tale, he was always sure of inding the object of his search. And then, besides, there was the
Gossip' of Old NICK.,' always looked to witb eager Dess, never put down except witb regret that there were net more pages of inimitable randum sketcbes--the nuck-packs of that repast.' --Courier, Natchez, Miss.
THE KNICKERBOCKER. New York : Samgel Hueston. This best, decidedly best, of the American magazines seems to have improved in appe-runce and in the quality of its literary matter-always good-even upon iis reduction in price. It is a luxury of which no man who hrs 'hree follare to pure and who that has a taste for good reading has not-should deprive bimself, to sit down in a retired corner, when the mind has been wearied with the perplexities of every day pursuite, and pore over the well-stored pages of Old Knick.” We even now read the old volumes of this work, of a dozen years ago, with more real pleasure than half the new publications of the day. Each bomber will “bear the wear and tear of half a dozen readings," and then the volume be worthy of good binding and a place on the shelves," and that is what can be truly said of but few of the magazines of the present day.
The contents of the Kuickerbocker are so variod, that almost every one will find something in its pages to pleaso him--to instruct and am use. The articles are marked by the highesl order of merit, and in a long series of years we bave found dolbing in this work to which the most fastidious could object. It is a work which should be on the centre table of every family.--Knoxville Times.
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