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2. The Trial of M. Le Comte de Montalembert and
M. Douniol before the Paris Correctional Tribunal,
London : 1858.
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the French. John Murray. London: 1856. 1381
1. Checkmate, a Tale. London: Bentley. 1858.
William Robertson. 1858.
MATORY SCHOOLS AND OP PRISON DISCIPLINE :
Mutiny of Convicts in England.
ence to its Intern class of Workhouse Orphans.
IRISH QUARTERLY REVIEW.
No. XXIX.-APRIL, 1858.
ART I. ODD PHASES IN LITERATURE.
1. Typographia, or the Printers’ Instructor, including an ac
count of the origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England from Caxton to the close of the Siateenth Century. By J. Johnson, Printer. London:
Longman and Co., 1824. 2. Origines de l’Imprimerie de Paris. Par J. Chevillier,
Paris, 1694. 3. Annales Typographica. Norimbergæ : 1793. 4. Essai sur les livres dans l'Antiquité. Par H. Gérand.
Paris : 1840.
PRICES OF BOOKS IN ANCIENT TIMES AND IN THE MIDDLE AGES.— " The ancients apprise us, according to Aulus-Gellius, tbat Plato, though possessed of a very moderate patrimony, purchased for 10,000 deniers (£400) the three books of the Pythagorean Philolaus, and from which Plato is said to have derived the greater part of his Timaeus. Some authors assert that this sum was given him by his friend Dionysius of Syracuse. It is also related that Aristotle, after the death of Speusippus, payed three attic talents (£659) for some books composed by this philosopher. This sum, according to the value of the Roman money, was about 72,000 sesterces. Timon, in bis three books of satires, gives vent to bis malignity; apostrophizes Plato, whoin he tells us was very poor, in consequence of hav
*For the other papers of this series see Irish QUARTERLY REVIEW, Vol. VI., No. 23, p. 439. No. 24, p. 647. Vol. VII., No. 25, p. 1, No. 26, p. 267. No. 27 p. 629. NO. XXIX., VOL. VIII.