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L'ESPRIT DES JOURNAUX, Or a Journal of Foreign and English Literature. By a Society of Gentlemen.
THIS periodical Publication, in French, whose reputation has been established for a series of years throughout Europe, holds a rank in Letters very different to those numerous Journals, whose inuti|lity have consigned them to immediate and perpe|tual oblivion.
This work, which appears every month, contains, a faithful extract of whatever is valuable in the Journals of other Nations. It is unnecessary to en|large on the merits of a work no less useful to the Arts and Sciences than to Literature, and which supersedes the necessity of having recourse to simi|lar publications, by collecting under one point of Page [unnumbered] view every thing that appears worthy the attention of the Philosop•er and Man of Letters.
The compilers this valuable performance, after having selected from foreign Journals what|ever is last instructive or pleasing, arrange the different articles under the following heads:
- I. EXTRACTS. Under this article the characters of French, Italian, German, and English books are given agreeable to their respective Reviews, and, in particular instances, where the magnitude and im|portance of the subject demands it, an impartial and distinct criticism is given, equally distant from fulsome panegyric and unmerited censure.
- II. MISCELLANIES. These contain a collection of various Literary Extracts from French and other foreign periodical publications, and very frequently original Essays, which are by these means preserved from unmerited oblivion.
- III. FUGITIVE POETRY. This article contains a selection of the best French Poetry.
- IV. LITERARY SOCIETIES. An account of the subjects and prizes proposed by the various Academies throughout Europe is given.
- V. THEATRE. Under this article an impartial review of Dramatic entertainments is given.
- VI. NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, CHEMISTRY, and BOTANY.
- VII. PHISIC AND SURGERY.
- VIII. AGRICULTURE, MECHANICS AND COM|MERCE.
- IX. REMARKABLE ACTS OF GENEROSITY AND MAGNANIMITY, JUSTICE AND HUMANITY.
- X. SINGULAR ANECDOTES.
- Page [unnumbered] XI. A CATALOGUE, accompanied with an abridged account of the different books as they ap|pear throughout Europe.
- XII. ENGRAVING.
- XIII. MUSICK.
- XIV. GEOGRAPHY.
- XV. TITLES OF NEW BOOKS.
Such are the contents of a publication, whose extensive sale is a decided proof of its importance.
L' Esprit des Journaux is published regularly every month, and consists of near 500 pages.
The price to Subscribers is two guineas per an|num to be paid at the time of subscribing.
Subscriptions are taken in by THOMAS HOOK|HAM, Bookseller, No. 147, New Bond-street, Cor|ner of Bruton-street, London, and at the different Booksellers in the principal towns in England.
Those who wish to have announced in L' Es|prit des Journaux, an account of books, prints, mu|sick, and other subjects of Science or Literature, are desired to address them, free of postage, under cover, to T. HOOKHAM, Bookseller, No. 147, New Bond-street, Corner of Bruton-street.
N. B. To satisfy the demands of a great many Subscribers, who are desirous of completing their Collection of L' Esprit des Journaux, which com|menced publication so far back as July 1772, the years that have been out of Print, are now Re|printed, and may be had either in single Numbers, or complete Sets, for any particular year.