Of Literature, Science, and Art.
DECEMBER TO MARCH, 1850-51.
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On completing the second volume of the International Magazine, the publishers appeal to its pages with confidence for confirmation of all the promises that have been made with regard to its character. They believe the verdict of the American journals has been unanimous upon the point that the International has been the best journal of literary intelligence in the world, keeping its readers constantly advised of the intellectual activity of Great Britain, Germany, France, the other European nations, and our own country. As a journal of the fine arts, it has been the aim of the editor to render it in all respects just, and as particular as the space allotted to this department would allow. And its reproductions of the best contemporary foreign literature bear the names of Walter Savage Landor, Mazzini, Bulwer, Dickens, Thackeray, Barry Cornwall, Alfred Tennyson, R.M. Milnes, Charles Mackay, Mrs. Browning, Miss Mitford, Miss Martineau, Mrs. Hall, and others; its original translations the names of several of the leading authors of the Continent, and its anonymous selections the titles of the great Reviews, Magazines, and Journals, as well as of many of the most important new books in all departments of literature. But the International is not merely a compilation; it has embraced in the two volumes already issued, original papers, by Bishop Spencer of Jamaica, Henry Austen Layard, LL.D., the most illustrious of living travellers and antiquaries, G.P.R. James, Alfred B. Street, Bayard Taylor, A.O. Hall, R.H. Stoddard, Richard B. Kimball, Parke Godwin, William C. Richards, John E. Warren, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, Mary E. Hewitt, Alice Carey, and other authors of eminence, whose compositions have entitled it to a place in the first class of original literary periodicals. Besides the writers hitherto engaged for the International, many of distinguished reputations are pledged to contribute to its pages hereafter; and the publishers have taken measures for securing at the earliest possible day the chief productions of the European press, so that to American readers the entire Magazine will be as new and fresh as if it were all composed expressly for their pleasure.
The style of illustration which has thus far been so much approved by the readers of the International, will be continued, and among the attractions of future numbers will be admirable portraits of Irving, Cooper, Bryant, Halleck, Prescott, Ticknor, Francis, Hawthorne, Willis, Kennedy, Mitchell, Mayo, Melville, Whipple, Taylor, Dewey, Stoddard, and other authors, accompanied as frequently as may be with views of their residences, and sketches of their literary and personal character.
Indeed, every means possible will be used to render the International Magazine to every description of persons the most valuable as well as the most entertaining miscellany in the English language.
VOLUME II. DECEMBER TO MARCH, 1850-51.
|Adams, John, upon Riches,
|Ambitious Brooklet, The.—By A.O. Hall,
|Accidents will Happen.—By C. Astor Bristed,
|Anima Mundi.—By R.M. Milnes,
|Astor Library, The. (Illustrated,)
|Attempts to Discover the Northwest Passage, On the,
|Audubon, John James.—By Rufus W. Griswold,
|Age, Old.—By Alfred B. Street,
|Arts, The Fine.—Munich and Schwanthaler's "Bavaria," 26.—Art in Florence, 27.—W.W. Story's Return from Italy, 27.—Les Beautes de la France, 27.—History of Art Exhibitions, 28.—Enamel Painting at Berlin, 28.—Portrait of Sir Francis Drake, 28.—The Vernets, 28.—Leutze, Powers, &c., 28.—Kaulbach, 28.—Illustrations of Homer, 28.—Old Pictures, 29.—Michael Angelo, 29.—Conversations by the Academy of Design, 29.—David's Napoleon Crossing the Alps, 29.—Gift from the Bavarian Artists to the King, 190.—Charles Eastlake, 190.—New Picture by Kaulbach, 190.—Russian Porcelain, 190.—Mr. Healey, 191.—Von Kestner on Art, 191.—Russian Music in Paris, 191.—The Goethe Inheritance, 191.—Art Unions; their True Character Considered, 191.—Waagner's "Art in the Future," 313.—Thorwaldsen, 313.—Heidel's "Illustrations of Goethe," 313.—A New Art, 313.—Albert Durer's Illustrations of the Prayer Book, 313.—Moritz Rugendus, and his Sketches of American Scenery, 314.—An Art Union in Vienna, 314.—New Picture by Kaulbach, 314.—Powers's "America," 314.—Dr. Baun's Essay on the two Chief Groups of the Friese of