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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
Literary notices. Virginia—history of the people. By John Esten Cooke. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. We are indebted to the author (through West, Johnston & Co.,) Richmond, for a copy of this beautiful book—one of the series on American Commonwealths, edited by Horace E. Scudder, and published by the well known house of Houghton, Mifflin & Co. John Esten Cooke is too widely known as a writer to need any commendation from us, but we must say that this seems to us among the best, if not the very best, work he has done in the historical line. Treating successively of The Plantation, The Colony, and The Commonwealth, he has given us a very vi
ace in our library for future reference and study.
We need scarcely add that the publishers have done their work in the most satisfactory manner; the imprint of Houghton, Mifflin & Co. is a sufficient guarantee for that.
life of James Buchanan.
By George Ticknor Curtis.
New York: Harper & Brothers.
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