NEW AND INTERESTING WORKS
MESSRS. HURST AND BLACKETT,
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THE MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES; LATE CANON RESIDENTIARY OF SALISBURY
CATHEDRAL, RECTOR OF BREMHILL, &C. By JOHN BOWLES, D.D.,
ASSISTED BY ALARIC A. WATTS. 3 vols. post 8vo. with Portrait, &c.
(In the press.)
Among the Correspondents of the Poet of Bremhill, including many of the
most distinguished persons of his time, may be enumerated the following:-
Byron-Wordsworth-Southey-Coleridge-Moore-Campbell-R. B. Sheridan
-Crabbe-Rogers-Milman - Warton - Heber- James Montgomery - The
Marquess of Lansdowne-Lord and Lady Holland-Lord Brougham-Sir G.
and Lady Beaumont-Sir T. N. Talfourd-Dr. Parr-Archdeacon Cox-Archdeacon Nares-Sir H. Davy-Dugald Stewart-Sir R. Colt Hoare-James
Dallaway-Joseph Jekyl-W. Sotheby-W. Giffard-J. G. Lockhart-Professor
Wilson-W. Roscoe-W. S. Landor-Madame de Stael--Joanna Baillie-Mrs.
Opie-Mrs. Southey, &c. &c.
LORD GEORGE BENTINCK: A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY. Bythe RIGHT HON. B. DISRAELI, M.P. Fifth and cheaper
Edition, Revised. Post 8vo. 10s. 6d.
' This biography cannot fail to attract the deep attention of the public. We are bound
to say, that as a political biography we have rarely, if ever, met with a book more dexterously
handled, or more replete with interest. The history of the famous session of
, as written by Disraeli in that brilliant and pointed style of which he is so consummate a master, is deeply interesting. He has traced this memorable struggle with a vivacity and power
unequalled as yet in any narrative of Parliamentary proceedings."-Blackwood's Mag.
" Mr. Disraeli's tribute to the memory of his departed friend is as graceful and as
touching as it is accurate and impartial. No one of Lord George Bentinck's colleagues
could have been selected, who, from his high literary attainments, his personal intimacy, and
party associations, would have done such complete justice to the memory of a friend and
Parliamentary associate. Mr. Disraeli has here presented us with the very type and embodiment of what history should be. His sketch of the condition of parties is seasoned with
some of those piquant personal episodes of party manoeuvres and private intrigues, in the
author's happiest and most captivating vein, which convert the dry details of politics into a
sparkling and agreeable narrative."--Morning Herald.
LORD PALMERSTON'S OPINIONS AND POLICY; AS
MINISTER, DIPLOMATIST, AND STATESMAN, during more than Forty Years
of Public Life. 1 vol. 8vo with Portrait, 12s.
"This work ought to have a place in every political library. It gives a complete view
of the sentiments and opinions by which the policy of Lord Palmerston has been dictated as
a diplomatist and statesman."-Chronicle.
" This is a remarkable and seasonable publication; but it is something more-it is a
valuable addition to the historical treasures of our country during more than forty of the
most memorable years of our annals. We earnestly recommend the volume to general
MEMOIRS OF THE COURTS AND CABINETS OF
GEORGE THE THIRD, FROM ORIGINAL FAMILY DOCUMENTS. By
the DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, K.G., &c. Second
Edition, Revised. 2 vols. 8vo., with Portraits. 30s.
"These volumes contain much valuable matter. The letters which George, first
Marquis of Buckingham, laid by as worthy of preservation have some claim to see the light,
for he held more than one office in the State, and consequently kept up a communication with
a great number of historical personages. He himself was twice Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland,
first, under Lord Rockingham, and secondly, under Pitt; his most constant correspondents
were his two brothers, William and Thomas Grenville, both of whom spent the chief part of
their lives in official employments, and of whom the former is sufficiently known to fame as
Lord Grenville. The staple of the book is made up of these family documents, but there are
also to be found interspersed with the Grenville narrative, letters from every man of note,
dating from the death of the elder Pitt to the end of the century. There are three periods
upon which they shed a good deal of light. The formation of the Coalition Ministry in
the illness of the King in
, and the first war with Republican France. Lord Grenville's
letters to his brother afford a good deal of information on the machinations of the Prince's
party, and the conduct of the Prince and the Duke of York during the King's illness."-
" A very remarkable and valuable publication. The Duke of Buckingham has himself
undertaken the task of forming a history from the papers of his grandfather and great-
uncle, the Earl Temple (first Marquis of Buckingham), and Lord Grenville, of the days of
the second Wm. Pitt. The letters which are given to the public in these volumes, extend
over an interval commencing with
, and ending with
. In that interval, events
occurred which can never lose their interest as incidents in the history of England. The
Coalition Ministry and its dismissal by the King-the resistance of the Sovereign and Pitt
to the efforts of the discarded ministers to force themselves again into office-the great constitutional question of the Regency which arose upon the King's disastrous malady-the
contest upon that question between the heir apparent and the ministers of the Crown-the
breaking out of the French Revolution, and the-consequent entrance of England upon the
great European war,-these, with the Union with Ireland, are political movements every
detail of which possesses the deepest interest. In these volumes, details, then guarded with
the most anxious care from all eyes but those of the privileged few, are now for the first time
given to the public. The most secret history of many of the transactions is laid bare. It is
not possible to conceive contemporary history more completely exemplified. From such
materials it was not possible to form a work that would not possess the very highest interest.
The Duke of Buckingham has, however, moulded his materials with no ordinary ability and
skill. The connecting narrative is written both with judgment and vigour-not unfrequently
in a style which comes up to the highest order of historical composition-especially in some
of the sketches of personal character. There is scarcely a single individual of celebrity
throughout the period from
who is not introduced into these pages; amongst
others, besides the King and the various members of the royal family, are Rockingham,
Shelburne, North, Thurlow, Loughborough, Fox, Pitt, Sheridan, Burke, Portland, Sydney,
Fitzwilliam, Tierney, Buckingham, Grenville, Grey, Malmesbury, Wilberforce, Burdett,
Fitzgibbon, Grattan, Flood, Cornwallis, the Beresfords, the Ponsonbys, the Wellesleys, &c."
"These memoirs are among the most valuable materials for history that have recently
been brought to light out of the archives of any of our great families."-Examiner.
" These volumes are a treasure for the politician, and a mine of wealth for the historian."
MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MAJOR
GENERAL SIR W. NOTT, G.C.B., COMMANDER OF THE ARMY OF CANDAHAR AND ENVOY AT THE COURT OF LUCKNOW. EDITED BY J. H.
STOCQUELER, ESQ., at the request of the Daughters of the late General,
from Private Papers and Official Documents in their possession. 2 vols.
8vo., with Portrait. 28s. bound.
"One of the most valuable and interesting books that can ever claim a permanent plaee
in a British library."-Standard.
" These highly interesting volumes give a valuable contribution to the history of India
and an admirable portrait of a most distinguished officer."-John Bull.
" These Memoirs with the Correspondence included in them will do that justice to the
part played by Sir W. Nott in the Affghan war, which it is undeniable preceding works have
failed to do."-Athenæum.
" These memoirs of General Nott, whom the editor very justly describes as a ' model
officer,' have been given to the world at the instigation of the hero's surviving daughters. A
more graceful tribute of dutiful affection to the memory of a departed parent it would be
difficult to name. It is at once a graphic picture of the soldier's career, and a noble monu.
ment of his fame. The work issues from the press at a very fortunate moment. The life of
an officer who followed in the footsteps of Wellington, making the Despatches of that
illustrious warrior his continual study, will be welcomed by many an aspirant for military
renown at this exciting crisis. The volumes form a valuable contribution to the biographical
stores of the age. To the young soldier, in particular, they will form a most valuable guide,
worthy to be placed by the side of the Despatches of the great Duke of Wellington."-Messenger.
" When the late General Nott died, the ' Quarterly Review' expressed a hope that some
means would be taken for giving publicity to his private letters and official correspondence,
because they so completely illustrated his high and chivalrous character, while a memoir of
his life would hold out so admirable a lesson to British statesmen, and so good an example to
young officers. We are happy, therefore, to find that, under the able editorship of Mr.
Stocqueler, the whole of the most valuable portion of the general's correspondence has just
been published in two handsome volumes, which comprise also a most interesting memoir of
the gallant hero of Candahar, giving a complete account of the stirring campaign in Affghanistan, and throwing much light upon many important points hitherto left in obscurity. The
work will be eagerly welcomed by all-more particularly by military readers and those interested in our Indian dominions."-Globe.
" A biography of a first-rate soldier, and a highly honourableman. The book will often be
appealed to as a standard authority. A valuable and most authentic adition is here
furnished to the true history of transactions which will ever hold a prominent place in the
annals of our Indian rule."-Dublin University Mag.
" We know not a book after the Wellington Despatches, more deserving of the study of
a young officer. It might be made one of the standard manuals of military education."-
'This book is one of the most interesting records of military life that we possess, and
a genuine memorial of one who has achieved a right to be reckoned among England's greatest
NARRATIVE OF A RESIDENCE AT NEPAUL. BY
CAPTAIN THOMAS SMITH, late ASSISTANT POLITICAL-RESIDENT AT
NEPAUL. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"No man could be better qualified to describe Nepaul than Captain Smith; and his
concise, but clear and graphic account of its history, its natural productions, its laws and
customs, and the character of its warlike inhabitants, is very agreeable and instructive
reading. A separate chapter, not the least entertaining in the book, is devoted to anecdotes
of the Nepaulese mission, of whom, and of their visit to Europe, many remarkable stories
TURKEY: ITS HISTORY AND PROGRESS; FROM
THE JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR JAMES PORTER,
Fifteen Years Ambassador at Constantinople, continued to the Present Time,
with a Memoir of SIR JAMES PORTER, by his Grandson, SIR GEORGE
LARPENT, BART. 2 vols. 8vo., with Illustrations. 30s. bound.
"These volumes are of an authentic character and enduring interest."-Athenæum.
"This book forms a very valuable repertory of information in regard to the past and
present state of Turkey. Altogether the information is completely given, and for all purposes of reference during the continuance of the struggle in the East, the book will be
"To any of our readers desirous of forming an opinion for himself on the condition
and prospects of Turkey, we would advise a careful perusal of this work. No work on the
subject could have been better timed, while the information which it contains-unlike the
great bulk of those hasty compilations which a sudden demand has called into existence-is
not only accurate, but valuable."-Morning Chronicle.
"A most interesting, instructive, and valuable work. In no other book that we are
aware of, will the reader find the same amount of reliable information respecting the actual
condition and resources of the Sultan's dominions."-Morning Post.
" In these volumes we have the most complete and accurate description of the past and
present position of the Turkish Empire to be found in our language."-Britannia.
" These volumes constitute a work for the future as well as for the present, in other
words, a valuable library book as well as a book of great contemporaneous interest. Their
permanent value they derive chiefly from the deep research and extensive and minute investigation of their first author, Sir James Porter, their present interest from the acute and
lively treatment of the events of the day by his grandson and continuator. In fact, we know
not where to find so perfect an account of Turkey in all its relations with the rest of the
world, military, political, and, above all, commercial."-Standard.
"This highly interesting work consists of two parts. The first volume, after a memoir
of Sir James Porter, proceeds to give a general description of the Turkish Empire, of its
natural and industrial productions, and its commerce, a sketch of its history from the invasion of Europe to the reign of Sultan Mahmud II., and an account of the religion and
the civil institutions of the Turks, and of their manners and customs, chiefly from the
data supplied by the papers of Sir James Porter. In the second volume we are made acquainted with Turkey as it is; the religious and civil government of Turkey, its Legislature,
the state of education in the Empire, its finances, its military and naval strength, and the
social condition of the Turks, are all in succession brought under review. The work gives a fuller
and more life-like picture of the present state of the Ottoman Empire, than any other work with
which we are acquainted."-John Bull.
" No publication upon the state and prospects of the Ottoman Empire, with which we
are acquainted can compare with the work now under notice for general utility. In addition
to investigations into the legislature of Turkey, its civil and religious government, its
educational institutions, and the system of instruction, its finances, military and naval
resources, and the social condition of the people, ample details are given of its history, and
a short account of the progress of the actual struggle. These researches are interspersed with
journals and letters, which impart a charming interest to the volumes. We hail the appearance of these volumes with satisfaction, as accurate information both on the history and the
actual condition of Turkey is much needed. Good books are ever welcome, and this is a good
book, coming into our possession at the critical moment when it is most required."-Messenger.
THE LIFE OF MARIE DE MEDICIS, QUEEN OF
FRANCE, CONSORT OF HENRY IV., AND REGENT UNDER LOUIS XIII.
By MISS PARDOE, Author of "Louis XIV, and the Court of France, in
the 17th Century," &c. Second Edition. 3 large vols. 8vo. with fine
"A fascinating book. The history of such a woman as the beautiful, impulsive, earnest,
and affectionate Marie de Medicis could only be done justice to by a female pen, impelled by
all the sympathies of womanhood, but strengthened by an erudition by which it is not in
every case accompanied. In Miss Pardoe the unfortunate Queen has found both these
requisites, and theresult has been a biography combining the attractiveness of romance with
the reliableness of history, and which, taking a place midway between the ' frescoed galleries '
of Thierry, and the ' philosophic watch-tower of Guizot,' has all the pictorial brilliancy of
the one, with much of the reflective speculation of the other."-Daily News.
" A work of high literary and historical merit. Rarely have the strange vicissitudes of
romance been more intimately blended with the facts of real history than in the life of Marie
de Medicis; nor has the difficult problem of combining with the fidelity of biography the
graphic power of dramatic delineation been often more successfully solved than by the
talented author of the volumes before us. As a personal narrative, Miss Pardoe's admirable
biography possesses the most absorbing and constantly sustained interest; as a historical
record of the events of which it treats, its merit is of no ordinary description."-
MEMOIRS OF THE BARONESS D'OBERKIRCH,
ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE COURTS OF FRANCE,
RUSSIA, AND GERMANY. WRiTTEN BY HERSELF, and Edited by Her
Grandson, the COUNT DE MONTBRISON. 3 vols. post 8vo. 31s. 6d.
The Baroness d'Oberkirch being the intimate friend of the Empress of Russia,
wife of Paul I., and the confidential companion of the Duchess of Bourbon, her
facilities for obtaining information respecting the most private affairs of the
principal Courts of Europe, render her Memoirs unrivalled as a book of interesting anecdotes of the royal, noble and other celebrated individuals who flourished
on the continent during the latter part of the last century. Among the royal personages introduced to the reader in this work, are Louis XVI., Marie Antoinette,
Philip Egalite, and all the Princes of France then living-Peter the Great, the
Empress Catherine, the Emperor Paul, and his sons Constantine aud Alexander,
of Russia-Frederick the Great and Prince Henry of Prussia-the Emperor
Joseph II. of Austria-Gustavus III, of Sweden-Princess Christina of Saxony
-Sobieski, and Czartoriski of Poland-and the Princes of Brunswick and
Wurtemburg. Among the most remarkable persons are the Princes and
Princesses de Lamballe, de Ligne and Galitzin-the Dukes and Duchesses de
Choiseul, de Mazarin, de Boufflers, de la Vallidre, de Guiche, de Penthievre, and
de Polignac-Cardinal de Rohan, Marshals Biron and d'Harcourt, Count de
Staremberg, Baroness de Krudener, Madame Geoffrin, Talleyrand, Mirabeau, and
Necker-with Count Cagliostro, Mesner, Vestris, and Madame Mara; and the
work also includes such literary celebrities as Voltaire, Condorcet, de la Harpe,
de Beaumarchais, Rousseau, Lavater, Bernouilli, Raynal, de l'Epee, Huber,
Gothe, Wieland, Malesherbes, Marmontel, de Stael and de Genlis; with some
singular disclosures respecting those celebrated Englishwomen, Elizabeth Chudleith, Duchess of Kingston, and Lady Craven, Margravine of Anspach.
"A keen observer, and by position thrown in the high places of the world, the
Baroness d'Oberkirch was the very woman to write Memoirs that would interest future
generations. We commend these volumes most heartily to every reader. They are a
perfect magazine of pleasant anecdotes and interesting characteristic things. We lay
down these charming volumes with regret. They will entertain the most fastidious
readers, and instruct the most informed."-Examiner.
THE LIFE OF MARGUERITE D'ANGOULEME,
QUEEN OF NAVARRE, SISTER OF FRANCIS I., from numerous Original
Sources, including MS. Documents in the Bibliotheque Imperiale, and the
Archives du Royaume de France, and the Private Correspondence of Queen
Marguerite with Francis I. By MISS FREER. 2 vols., with fine Portraits,
engraved by Heath, 21s. bound.
"This is a very complete and cleverly-written life of the illustrious sister of Francis I.,
and it may be said of her that the varied and interesting stores of French history offer no
theme more worthy of research and study than the career of this great princess, who exercised so potent an influence over the politics and manners of the age of which she was
herself the brightest ornament. The published and manuscript documents and letters
relating to the life of Marguerite of Navarre, and which are indispensable to a correct
biography of this queen, are widely dispersed. The author has spared no cost or trouble in
endeavouring to obtain all that were likely to elucidate her character and conduct. She has
furnished us with a very interesting and graphic sketch of the singular events and the
important personages who took part in them during this stormy and remarkable period of
French and English history."-Observer.
"This is a very useful and amusing book. It is a good work, very well done. The
authoress is quite equal in power and grace to Bliss Strickland. She must have spent a
great time and labour in collecting the information, which she imparts in an easy and
agreeable manner. It is difficult to lay down her book after having once begun it. This is
owing partly to the interesting nature of the subject, partly to the skilful manner in which it
has been treated. No other life of Marguerite has yet been published, even in France.
Indeed, till Louis Philippe ordered the collection and publication of manuscripts relating to
the History of France, no such work could be published. It is difficult to conceive how,
under any circumstances, it could have been done better."-Standard.
" There are few names more distinguished that that of Marguerite d'Angouldme in the
range of female biography, and the writer of this work has done well in taking up a
subject so copious and attractive. It is altogether an interesting and well-written
" A work of high literary and historic merit. It is full of absorbing and constantly
sustained interest. In these volumes will be found not alone an incalculable amount of
historical information, but a store of reading of a charming and entrancing character, and we
heartily commend them as deserving general popularity."-Sunday Times.
" A work which is most acceptable as an addition to our historical stores, and which will
place the author in a foremost rank among our female writers of the royal biography of their
own sex."-John Bull..
"Acandidly, carefully, and spiritedly written production, and no one who peruses it
with the attention it merits can fail to acquire a complete and accurate knowledge of the
interesting life of the best and most graceful woman who ever filled a conspicuous place in
the history of mankind."-Morning Herald.
" This life of Marguerite d'Angouleme is entitled to high rank amongst the many excellent memoirs of illustrious women for which we have been largely indebted to female
authorship. The subject is eminently attractive."-Morning Post.
"Throughout these volumes the most intense interest is maintained. Like Carlyle,
Miss Freer has written as one whose thoughts and sympathies became assimilated to the
age. The biography of Marguerite of Navarre is a work upon which the author has.
lavished all the resources of her genius."-Britannia.
MEMOIRS OF JOHN ABERNETHY, F.R.S. WITH A
VIEW OF HIS WRITINGS, LECTURES, AND CHARACTER. By GEORGE
MACILWAIN, F.R.C.S., author of " Medicine and Surgery One Inductive
Science," &c. Second Edition. 2 vols., post 8vo., with Portraits, 21s.
" A memoir of high professional interest."-Morning Post.
"These memoirs convey a graphic, and, we believe, faithful picture of the celebrated
John Abernethy. The volumes are written in a popular style, and will afford to the general
reader much instruction and entertainment."-Herald.
" This is a book which ought to be read by every one. The professional man will find
in it the career of one of the most illustrious professors of medicine of our own or of any
other age-the student of intellectual science, the progress of a truly profound philosopher-
and all, the lesson afforded by a good man's life. Abernethy's memory is worthy of a good
biographer, and happily it has found one."-Standard.
"We hope these volumes will be perused by all our readers. They are extremely
interesting, and not only give an account of Abernethy, which cannot fail to be read with
benefit, but they discuss incidentally many questions of medicine and medical polity. Mr.
Macilwain is fond of anecdotes, and has inserted a great number; this does not render his
work less pleasant reading. We recommend it most strongly as an interesting, and, at the
same time, instructive treatise."-Medico-Chirurgical Review.
THE LITERATURE AND ROMANCE OF NORTHERN
EUROPE; constituting a complete History of the Literature of Sweden,
Denmark, Norway, and Iceland, with copious Specimens of the most celebrated Histories, Romances, and Popular Legends and Tales, old Chivalrous
Ballads, Tragic and Comic Dramas, National Songs, Novels and Scenes from
the Life of the Present Day. By WILLIAM and MARY HOWITT. 2 vols.
post 8vo. 21s.
" English readers have long been indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Howitt. They have now
increased our obligations by presenting us with this most charming and valuable work, by
means of which the great majority of the reading public will be, for the first time, made
acquainted with the rich stores of intellectual wealth long garnered in the literature and
beautiful romance of Northern Europe. From the famous Edda, whose origin is lost in
antiquity, down to the novels-of Miss Bremer and Baroness Knorring, the prose and poetic
writings of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland are here introduced to us in a manner
at once singularly comprehensive and concise. It is no dry enumeration of names, but the
very marrow and spirit of the various works displayed before us. We have old ballads and
fairy tales, always fascinating; we have scenes from plays, and selections from the poets,
with most attractive biographies of great men. The songs and ballads are translated with
exquisite poetic beauty."-Sun.
RULE AND MISRULE OF THE ENGLISH IN
AMERICA. By the Author of "SAM SLICK." 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
" We conceive this work to be by far the most valuable and important Judge Haliburton
has ever written. While teeming with interest, moral and historical, to the general reader,
it equally constitutes a philosophical study for the politician and statesman. It will be found
to let in a flood of light upon the actual origin, formation, and progress of the republic of
the United States."-Naval and Military Gazette.
THE JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF
GENERAL SIR HARRY CALVERT, BART., G.C.B. and G.C.H., ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF THE FORCES UNDER H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK,
comprising the Campaigns in Flanders and Holland in
-94; with an
Appendix containing His Plans for the Defence of the Country in case of
Invasion. Edited by His Son, SIR HARRY VERNEY, BART. 1 vol. royal
8vo., with large maps, 14s.
" Both the journals and letters of Capt. Calvert are full of interest. The letters, In
particular, are entitled to much praise. Not too long, easy, graceful, not without wit, and
everywhere marked by good sense and good taste-the series addressed by Capt. Calvert to
his sister are literary compositions of no common order. With the best means of observing
the progress of the war, and with his faculties of judgment exercised and strengthened by
experience-a quick eye, a placid temper, and a natural aptitude for language rendered
Capt. Calvert in many respects a model of a military critic. Sir Harry Verney has performed his duties of editor very well, The book is creditable to all parties concerned in its
RECOLLECTIONS OF MY MILITARY LIFE. BY
COLONEL LANDMANN, Late of the CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS,
Author of " Adventures and Recollections." 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"Much as has been written of late years about war and Wellington, we know of nothing
that contains so striking a picture of the march and the battle as seen by an individual, or so
close and homely a sketch of the Great Captain in the outset of the European career of Sir
" The deserved popularity with which the previous volumes of Colonel Landmann's
adventures were received will be increased by the present portion of these interesting and
amusing records of a long life passed in active and arduous service. The Colonel's
shrewdness of observation renders his sketches of character highly amusing."-Britannia.
COLONEL LANDMANN'S ADVENTURES AND RECOLLECTIONS. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
' Among the anecdotes in this work will be found notices of King George III., the Dukes
of Kent, Cumberland, Cambridge, Clarence, and Richmond, the Princess Augusta, General
Garth, Sir Harry Mildmay, Lord Charles Somerset, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Lord Heathfield, Captain Grose, &c. The volumes abound in interesting matter. The anecdotes are
one and all amusing."-Observer.
"These 'Adventures and Recollections' are those of a gentleman whose birth and
profession gave him facilities of access to distinguished society. Colonel Landmann writes
so agreeably that we have little doubt that his volumes will be acceptable."-Athenæum.
ADVENTURES OF THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS.
SECOND SERIES. By WILLIAM GRATTAN, ESQ., late LIEUTENANT
CONNAUGHT RANGERS. 2 vols. 21s.
" In this second series of the adventures of this famous regiment, the author extends
his narrative from the first formation of the gallant 88th up to the occupation of Paris. All
the battles, sieges, and skirmishes, in which the regiment took part, are described. The
volumes are interwoven with original anecdotes that give a freshness and spirit to the whole.
The stories, and the sketches of society and manners, with the anecdotes of the celebrities of
the time, are told in an agreeable and unaffected manner. The work bears all the characteristics of a soldier's straightforward and entertaining narrative."-Sunday Times.
PAINTING AND CELEBRATED PAINTERS, ANCIENT and MODERN; including Historical and Critical Notices of the
Schools of Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Edited by
LADY JERVIS. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"This book is designed to give to the general public a popular knowledge of the History
of Painting and the characters of Painters, with especial reference to the most prominent
among those of their works which are to be seen in English galleries. It is pleasantly written
with the intention of serving a useful purpose. It succeeds in its design, and will be of real
use to the multitude of picture seers. As a piece of agreeable reading also, it is unexceptionable."-Examiner.
" This useful and well-arranged compendium will be found of value to the amateur, and
pleasing as well as instructive to the general reader; and, to give it still further praise, the
collector will find abundance of most useful information, and many an artist will rise from
the perusal of the work with a much clearer idea of his art than he had before. We sum up
its merits by recommending it as an acceptable handbook to the principal galleries, and a
trustworthy guide to a knowledge of the celebrated paintings in England, and that this
information is valuable and much required by many thousands is a well-proven fact."-
" In turning over Lady Jervis's pages, we are astonished at the amount of knowledge
she has acquired. We can testify to the accuracy of her statements, and to the judiciousness
of her remarks. The work will deserve to take rank with those of Waagen and Passavant.
To the art-student's attention it is in every respect to be commended."-Messenger.
" It is not overstating the merits of the work to describe it as the most complete, and, at
the same time, one of the most trustworthy guides to a knowledge of the celebrated paintings
in England that has hitherto been published."-Observer.
CLASSIC AND HISTORIC PORTRAITS. BY JAMES
BRUCE. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
This work comprises Biographies of the following Classic and Historic Personages :-Sappho, AEsop, Pythagoras, Aspasia, Milto, Agesilaus, Socrates, Plato,
Alcibiades, Helen of Troy, Alexander the Great, Demetrius Poliorcetes, Scipio
Africanus, Sylla, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Germanicus,
Caligula, Lollia Paulina, Caesonia, Boadicea, Agrippina, Poppaea, Otho, Commodus,
Caracalla, Heliogabalus, Zenobia, Julian the Apostate, Eudocia, Theodora,
Charlemagne, Abelard and Heloise, Elizabeth of Hungary, Dante, Robert Bruce,
Ignez de Castro, Agnes Sorrel, Jane Shore, Lucrezia Borgia, Anne Bullen, Diana
of Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis, Queen Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scots,
Cervantes, Sir Kenelm Digby, John Sobieski, Anne of Austria, Ninon de l'Enclos,
Mlle. de Montpensier, the Duchess of Orleans, Madame de Maintenon, Catherine
of Russia, and Madame de Stael.
" A book which has many merits, most of all, that of a fresh and unhacknied subject.
The volumes are the result of a good deal of reading, and have besides an original spirit and
flavour about them, which have pleased us much. Mr. Bruce is often eloquent, often
humorous, and has a proper appreciation of the wit and sarcasm belonging in abundance to
his theme. The variety and amount of information scattered through his volumes entitle
them to be generally read, and to be received on all hands with meritedfavour."--Examiner.
" We find in these piquant volumes the liberal outpourings of a ripe scholarship, the
results of wide and various reading, given in a style and manner at once pleasant and picturesque."-Athenæum.
MILITARY LIFE IN ALGERIA. BY THE COUNT P.
DE CASTELLANE. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
" We commend this book as really worth perusal. The volumes make us familiarly-
acquainted with the nature of Algerian experience. St. Arnaud, Canrobert, Changarnier,
Cavaignac, Lamoriciere, are brought prominently before the reader."-Examiner.
"These volumes will be read with extraordinary interest. The vivid manner in which
the author narrates his adventures, and the number of personal anecdotes that he tells,
engage the reader's attention in an extraordinary manner."-Sunday Times.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER IN
THE UNITED STATES'ARMY. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"The novelty characterising these interesting volumes is likely to secure them many
readers. In the first place, an account of the internal organization, the manners and customs
of the United States' Federal Army, is in itself a novelty, and a still greater novelty is to
have this account rendered by a man who had served in the English before joining the-
American army, and who can give his report after having every opportunity of comparison.
The author went through the Mexican campaign with General Scott, and his volumes
contain much descriptive matter concerning battles, sieges, and marches on Mexican
territory, besides their sketches of the normal chronic condition of the United States' soldier
in time of peace."-Daily News.
CANADA AS IT WAS, IS, AND MAY BE. BY THE
late LIEUTENANT-COLONEL SIR R. BONNYCASTLE. With an Account
of Recent Transactions, by SIR J. E. ALEXANDER, K.L.S., &c. 2 vols.,
post 8vo. with maps, &c., 21s.
"These volumes offer to the British public a clear and trustworthy statement of the
affairs of Canada, and the effects of the immense public works in progress and completed;
with sketches of locality and scenery, amusing anecdotes of personal observation, and generally every information which may be of use to the traveller or settler, and the military and
ATLANTIC AND TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES. BY
CAPTAIN MACKINNON, R.N. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"Captain Mackinnon's sketches of America are of a striking character and permanent
value. His volumes convey a just impression of the United States, a fair and candid view of
their society and institutions, so well written and so entertaining that the effect of their
perusal on the public here must be considerable. They are light, animated, and lively, full
of racy sketches, pictures of life, anecdotes of society, visits to remarkable men and famous
places, sporting episodes, &c., very original and interesting."-Sunday Times.
SPAIN AS IT IS. BY G. A. HOSKINS, ESQ.
2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"To the tourist this work will prove invaluable. It is the most complete and interesting
portraiture of Spain that has ever come under our notice."-John Bull.
HISTORY OF CORFU; AND OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE IONIAN ISLANDS. By LIEUT. H. J. W. JERVIS, Royal
Artillery. 1 vol. post 8vo. 10s. 6d.
"Written with great care and research, and including probably all the particulars of
any moment in the history of Corfu."-Athenæum,
THE MOSLEM AND THE CHRISTIAN; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE EAST. By SADYK PASHA. Revised with original
Notes, by COLONEL LACH SZYRMA, Editor of "REVELATIONS OF
SIBERIA." 3 vols. post 8vo. 31s. 6d.
" Sadyk Pasha, the author of this work, is a Pole of noble birth. He is now commander
of the Turkish Cossacks, a corps organised by himself. The volumes on the Moslem and
the Christian, partly fact and partly fiction, written by him, and translated by Colonel
Szyrma, display very well the literary spirit of the soldier. They are full of the adventures
and emotions that belong to love and war; they treat of the present time, they introduce
many existing people, and have the Danubian principalities for scene of action. Here are
sources of popularity which the book fairly claims. As a translation, it is excellent.-
HOME LIFE IN RUSSIA. REVISED BY COL. LACH
SZYRMA, Editor of " REVELATIONS OF SIBERIA." 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"This work gives a very interesting and graphic account of the manners and customs of
the Russian people. The most interesting and amusing parts of the work will be found to be
those interior scenes in the houses of the wealthy and middle classes of Russia upon which
we have but scanty information, although they are some of the most striking and truthful
indications of the progress and civilization of a country. As such we recommend them to the
study of our readers."-Observer.
" A curious, extraordinary, and very entertaining memoir is contained in these volumes,
and at the present crisis cannot but command an eager perusal. The special recommendation of the work to us is the novel view and clear insight it affords Englishmen of the real
character of the Russians. Their sayings and doings, and the machinery of their society, are
all laid unsparingly bare."-Sunday Times.
"So little is known in this country of the internal condition of Russia, or the state of
society in that enormous empire, that the contents of these volumes will naturally be perused
with great curiosity. The volumes abound in lively dialogue, and are enlivened by satirical
and humorous touches, and the manners and customs of the individuals composing what is
called the middle rank in Russia are graphically described."-Morning Herald.
REVELATIONS OF SIBERIA. BY A BANISHED
LADY. Edited by COLONEL LACH SZYRMA. Third and cheaper
Edition. 2 vols. post 8vo. 16s.
A thoroughly good book. It cannot be read by too many people."-Dicken's Household Words.
"The authoress of these volumes was a lady of quality, who, having incurred the
displeasure of the Russian Government for a political offence, was exiled to Siberia. The
place of her exile was Berezov, the most northern part of this northern penal settlement; and
in it she spent about two years, not unprofitably, as the reader will find by her interesting
work, containing a lively and graphic picture of the country, the people, their manners and
customs, &c. The book gives a most important and valuable insight into the economy of
what has been hitherto the terra incognita of Russian despotism."-Daily News.
" Since the publication of the famous romance the ' Exiles of Siberia,' we have had
no account of these desolate lands more attractive than the present work."--Globe.
NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD,
Comprising A WINTER PASSAGE ACROSS THE ANDES TO CHILI, WITH A
VISIT TO THE GOLD REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA AND AUSTRALIA, THE SOUTH
SEA ISLANDS, JAVA, &C. By F. GERSTAECKER. 3 vols. post 8vo.
"Starting from Bremen for California, the author of this Narrative proceeded to Rio,
and thence to Buenos Ayres; where he exchanged the wild seas for the yet wilder Pampas,
and made his way on horseback to Valparaiso across the Cordilleras-a winter passage full of
difficulty and danger. From Valparaiso he sailed to California, and visited San Francisco,
Sacramento, and the mining districts generally. Thence he steered his course to the South
Sea Islands, resting at Honolulu, Tahiti, and other gems of the sea in that quarter, and from
thence to Sydney, marching through the Murray Valley, and inspecting the Adelaide district;
From Australia he dashed onward to Java, riding through the interior, and taking a general
survey of Batavia, with a glance at Japan and the Japanese. An active, intelligent, observant
man, the notes he made of his adventures are full of variety and interest. His descriptions of
places and persons are lively, and his remarks on natural productions and the phenomena of
earth, sea, and sky are always sensible, and made with a view to practical results. Those
portions of the Narrative which refer to California and Australia are replete with vivid
sketches; and indeed the whole work abounds with living and picturesque descriptions of
men, manners, and localities."--Globe.
" Independently of great variety-for these pages are never monotonous or dull-a
pleasant freshness pervades Mr. Gerstaecker's chequered narrative. It offers much to
interest, and conveys much valuable information, set forth in a very lucid and graphic
"A book of travels of a superior kind, both as regards the varied information it contains and the spirited style in which it is written."-Literary Gazette.
A SKETCHER'S TOUR ROUND THE WORLD. BY
ROBERT ELWES, ESQ. Second Edition, 1 vol. royal 8vo., with 21
Coloured Illustrations from Original Designs by the Author. 21s. elegantly
bound, gilt edges.
" Combining in itself the best qualities of a library volume with that of a gift-book, is
Mr. Elwes' ' Sketcher's Tour.' It is an unaffected, well-written record of a tour of some
36,000 miles, and is accompanied by a number of very beautiful tinted lithographs, executed
by the author. These, as well as the literary sketches in the volume, deal most largely with
Southern and Spanish America,-whence the reader is afterwards taken by Lima to the
Sandwich Islands, is carried to and fro among the strange and exciting scenes of the
Pacific,-thence sails to the Australian coast,-passes to China,-afterwards to Singapore
and Bombay,-and so home by Egypt and Italy. The book is pleasantly written throughout,
and with the picturesque variety that cannot but belong to the description of a succession of
such scenes, is also full of interesting and instructive re arks."-Examiner.
"The garment in which this book comes forth seems to point out the drawing-room table
as its place of destination. The nature of its contents,-cheerful, lively letter-press-will
assure it a ready welcome there. Yet it is not, therefore, ineligible for the library shelf-even
for that shelf which is devoted to 'Voyages Round the World.' Pleasanter reading, we
repeat, need not be offered than our sketcher brings."--Athenæum
AUSTRALIA AS IT IS: ITS SETTLEMENTS, FARMS,
AND GOLD FIELDS. By F. LANCELOT, ESQ., MINERALOGICAL SURVEYOR IN THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES. Second Edition, revised. 2 vols.
post 8vo. 21s.
" This is an unadorned account of the actual condition in which these colonies are found,
by a professional surveyor and mineralogist, who goes over the ground with a careful glance
and a remarkable aptitude for seizing on the practical portions of the subject. On the
climate, the vegetation, and the agricultural resources of the country, he is copious in the
extreme, and to the intending emigrant an invaluable instructor. As may be expected from
a scientific hand, the subject of gold digging undergoes a thorough manipulation. Mr.
Lancelot dwells with minuteness on the several indications, stratifications, varieties of soil,
and methods of working, experience has pointed out, and offers a perfect manual of the new
craft to the adventurous settler. Nor has he neglected to provide him with information as to
the sea voyage, and all its accessories, the commodities most in request at the antipodes, and
a general view of social wants, family management, &c., such as a shrewd and observant
counsellor, aided by old resident authorities, can afford. As a guide to the auriferous regions,
as well as the pastoral solitudes of Australia, the work is unsurpassed."-Globe.
" We advise all about to emigrate to take this book as a counsellor and companion."-
Lloyd's Weekly Paper.
A LADY'S VISIT TO THE GOLD DIGGINGS OF
AUSTRALIA. By MRS. CLACY. 1 vol. 10s. 6d.
" The most pithy and entertaining of all the books that have been written on the gold
"Mrs. Clacy's book will be read with considerable interest, and not without profit.
Her statements and advice will be most useful among her own sex."-Athenæum.
" Mrs. Clacy tells her story well. Her book is the most graphic account of the diggings
and the gold country in general that is to be had."-Daily News.
" We recommend this work as the emigrant's vade mecum."--Home Companion.
LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF AUSTRALIAN LIFE.
By MRS. CLACY. Author of " A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings."
2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
" In these volumes Mrs. Clacy has presented life in Australia in all its varied aspects.
An intimate acquaintance with the country, and with the circumstances in which settlers and
emigrants find themselves, has enabled the writer to impart to her narrative a character of
truthfulness and life-like animation, which renders them no less instructive than charming.
The book is throughout exceedingly attractive."-John Bull.
"While affording amusement to the general reader, these ' Lights and Shadows of
Australian Life,' are full of useful hints to intending emigrants, and will convey to friends at
home acceptable information as to the country where so many now have friends or relatives."
" These volumes consist of a series of very interesting tales, founded on facts, in which the
chief features of a settler's life are shown. To intending emigrants the work will be specially
attractive, but the ordinary novel reader will find that these narratives are more likely to
amuse an idle hour than more ambitious productions-possessing, as they do, the charm of
truth with the fascination of fiction."-Sun.
TRAVELS IN EUROPEAN TURKEY: THROUGH
BOSNIA, SERVIA, BULGARIA, MACEDONIA, ROUMELIA, ALBANIA, AND
EPIRUS; WITH A VISIT TO GREECE AND THE IONIAN ISLES, and a HOMEWARD TOUR THROUGH HUNGARY AND THE SCLAVONIAN PROVINCES OF
AUSTRIA ON THE LOWER DANUBE. By EDMUND SPENCER, ESQ.
Author of "Travels in Circassia," etc. Second and Cheaper Edition, in
2 vols. 8vo., with Illustrations, and a valuable Map of European Turkey
from the most recent Charts in the possession of the Austrian and Turkish
Governments, revised by the Author, 18s.
" These important volumes describe some of those countries to which public attention
is now more particularly directed: Turkey, Greece, Hungary, and Austria. The author has
given us a most interesting picture of the Turkish Empire, its weaknesses, and the embarrassments from which it is now suffering, its financial difficulties, the discontent of its
Christian, and the turbulence of a great portion of its Mohammedan subjects. We cordially
recommend Mr. Spencer's valuable and interesting volumes to the attention of the reader."-
U. S. Magazine.
" This interesting work contains by far the most complete, the most enlightened, and
the most reliable amount of what has been hitherto almost the terra incognita of European
Turkey, and supplies the reader with abundance of entertainment as well as instruction."-
A TOUR OF INQUIRY THROUGH FRANCE AND
ITALY, Illustrating their PRESENT SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND RELIGIOUS
CONDITION. By EDMUND SPENCER, ESQ., Author of "Travels in
European Turkey," " Circassia," &c. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
" Mr. Spencer has travelled through France and Italy, with the eyes and feelings of a
Protestant philosopher. His volumes contain much valuable matter, many judicious remarks,
and a great deal of useful information."-Morning Chronicle.
ARCTIC MISCELLANIES, A SOUVENIR OF THE
LATE POLAR SEARCH. By THE OFFICERS AND SEAMEN OF THE
EXPEDITION. DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO THE LORDS OF THE
ADMIRALTY. Second Edition. 1 vol., with numerous Illustrations.
"This volume is not the least interesting or instructive among the records of the late
expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, commanded by Captain Austin. The most
valuable portions of the book are those which relate to the scientific and practical observations
made in the course of the expedition, and the descriptions of scenery and incidents of arctic
travel. From the variety of the materials, and the novelty of the scenes and incidents to
which they refer, no less than the interest which attaches to all that relates to the probable
safety of Sir John Franklin and his companions, the Arctic Miscellanies forms a very
readable book, and one that redounds to the honour of the national character."-The Times.
FOREST LIFE IN CEYLON. BY W. KNIGHTON, MA.,
formerly SECRETARY TO THE CEYLON BRANCH ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.
Second Edition, 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
" A very clever and amusing book, by one who has lived as a planter and journalist many
years in Ceylon. The work is filled with interesting accounts of the sports, resources, productions, scenery, and traditions of the island. The sporting adventures are narrated in a
very spirited manner."-Standard.
" We have not met with a more delightful book for along time past."-Lit. Gaz.
"We have no recollection of a more interesting or instructive work on Ceylon and the
Cingalese than that which Mr. Knighton has just given to the world. It displays a greatdeal of
acuteness and sagacity in its observation of men and manners, and contains a vast deal of
useful information on topics, historical, political, and commercial, and has the charm of a
fluent and graphic style."-Morning Post.
TROPICAL SKETCHES; OR, REMINISCENCES OF
AN INDIAN JOURNALIST. BY W. KNIGHTON, M.A., Author of
" Forest Life in Ceylon." 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
" When Mr. Knighton's pleasant volumes on Ceylon were published, we freely gave his
publication the praise which it appears to have well deserved, since another edition has been,
called for. Amongst the writersof the day, we know of none who are morefelicitousin hitting off
with an amusing accuracy, the characters he has met with, and his descriptive powers are first-
rate. Take his Sketches up and open where you will, he touches upon topics of varied
nature-now political, anon historical or commercial, interspersed with traits of society and
manners, every page teeming with information, combined with lively detail. His style, indeed,
is eminently attractive. There is no weariness comes over the reader with Mr. Knighton's
work before him-all is vivacity. The Tropical Sketches contains the result of the author's
experience in the East in various capacities, but he is chiefly at home when he enters upon
the narrative of his mission as a journalist. His revelations of his labours in an educational
capacity, are highly amusing, and there is an added charm to the volumes that the impress
of fidelity is stamped on every page. In short, Tropical Sketches maybe set down as the work
of a man of education and refinement, gifted with a keen observation for all that is passing
around him; such a publication cannot fail in being both amusing and instructive."-Sunday
FIVE YEARS IN THE WEST INDIES. BY CHARLES
W. DAY, Esq. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"It would be unjust to deny the vigour, brilliancy and varied interest of this work, the
abundant stores of anecdote andincident, and the copious detail of local habits and peculiarities
ineach island visited in succession."--Globe.
TRAVELS IN INDIA AND KASHMIR. BY BARON
SCHONBERG. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
' This account of a Journey through India and Kashmir will be read with considerable
interest. Whatever came in his way worthy of record the author committed to writing, and
the result is an entertaining and instructive miscellany of information on the country, its
climate, its natural production, its history and antiquities, and the character, the religion,
and the social condition of its inhabitants."-John Bull.
EIGHTEEN YEARS ON THE GOLD COAST OF
AFRICA; INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVE TRIBES, AND THEIR
INTERCOURSE WITH EUROPEANS. By BRODIE CRUICKSHANK, MEMBER
OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, CAPE COAST CASTLE. 2 vols. post 8vo.
"This is one of the most interesting works that ever yet came into our hands. It
possesses the charm of introducing us to habits and manners of the human family of which
before we had no conception. Mrs. Beecher Stowe's work has, indeed, made us all familiar
with the degree of intelligence and the disposition of the transplanted African; but it has
been reserved to Mr. Cruickshank to exhibit the children of Ham in their original state, and
to prove, as his work proves to demonstration, that, by the extension of a knowledge of the
Gospel, and by that only can the African be brought within the pale of civilization. We
anxiously desire to direct public attention to a work so valuable. An incidental episode in
the work is an affecting narrative of the death of the gifted Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L. E. L.)
written a few months after her marriage with Governor Maclean."-Standard.
EIGHT YEARS IN PALESTINE, SYRIA, AND ASIA
MINOR. By F. A. NEALE, ESQ., LATE ATTACHED TO THE CONSULAR
SERVICE IN SYRIA. Second Edition, 2 vols. post 8vo. with Illustrations,
"A very agreeable book. Mr. Neale is evidently quite familiar with the East, and writes
in a lively, shrewd, and good-humoured manner. A great deal of information is to be found
in his pages."-Athenæum.
KHARTOUM AND THE NILES. BY GEORGE MELLY,
ESQ. Second Edition. 2 vols. post 8vo., with Maps and Illustrations, 21s.
" Mr. Melly is of the same school of travel as the author of ' Ethen.' His book
altogether is very agreeable, comprising, besides the description of Khartoum, many intelligent illustrations of the relations now subsisting between the Governments of the Sultan
and the Pacha, and exceedingly graphic sketches of Cairo, the Pyramids, the Plain of Thebes,
the Cataracts, &c."-Examiner.
TRAVELS IN BOLIVIA; WITH A TOUR ACROSS
THE PAMPAS TO BUENOS AYRES. ' BY L. HUGH DE BONNELI, of
HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S LEGATION. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
" Mr. Bonelli's official position gave him great opportunities of observation, of which
he has freely availed himself, and he has furnished us with a very interesting and amusing
book of travels respecting a country whose political and commercial importance is becoming
every day more obvious."-Observer.
THE ANSYREEH AND ISMAELEEH: A VISIT TO
THE SECRET SECTS OF NORTHERN SYRIA, WITH A VIEW TO THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS. BY THE REV. S. LYDE, M.A., LATE
CHAPLAIN AT BEYROUT. 1 vol. ,1s. 6d.
" Mr. Lyde's pages furnish a very good illustration of the present state of some of the
east known parts of Syria. Mr. Lyde visited the most important districts of the Ansyreeh,
lived with them, and conversed with their sheiks or chief men. The practical aim of the
author gives his volumes an interest which works of greater pretension want."-Athenæum.
SAM SLICK'S NEW WORK, NATURE AND HUMAN
NATURE. 2 vols. post 8vo. 24s.
"Since Sam Slick's first work he has written nothing so fresh, racy, and genuinely
humorous as this. Every line of it tells some way or other; instructively, satirically,
jocosely, or wittily. Admiration at Sam's mature talents, and laughter at his droll yarns,
constantly alternate, as with unhalting avidity we peruse these last volumes of his. They
consist of 25 Chapters, each containing a tale, a sketch, or an adventure. In every one of
them, the Clockmaker proves himself the fastest time killer a-going."-Observer.
SAM SLICK'S WISE SAWS AND MODERN
INSTANCES; OR, WHAT HE SAID, DID, OR INVENTED. Second Edition.
2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"We do not fear to predict that these delightful volumes will be the most popular, as
beyond doubt, they are the best, of all Judge Haliburton's admirable works. The 'Wise
Saws and Modern Instances' evince powers of imagination and expression far beyond what
even his former publications could lead any one to ascribe to the author. We have, it is true
long been familiar with his quaint humour and racy narrative, but the volumes before us
take a loftier range, and are so rich in fun and good sense, that to offer an extract as a
sample would be an injustice to author and reader. It is one of the pleasantest books we
ever read, and we earnestly recommend it."-Standard.
" Let Sam Slick go a mackarel fishing, or to court in England-let him venture alone
among a tribe of the sauciest single women that ever banded themselves together in electric
chain to turn tables or to mystify man-our hero always manages to come off with flying
colours-to beat every craftsman in the cunning of his own calling-to get at the heart of
every maid's and matron's secret. The book before us will be read and laughed over. Its
quaint and racy dialect will please some readers-its abundance of yarns will amuse others.
There is something in the volumes to suit readers of every humour."-Athenæum.
"The humour of Sam Slick is inexhaustible. He is ever and everywhere a welcome
visitor; smiles greet his approach, and wit and wisdom hang upon his tongue. The present
is altogether a most edifying production, remarkable alike for its racy humour, its sound
philosophy, the felicity of its illustrations, and the delicacy of its satire. We promise our
readers a great treat from the perusal of these 'Wise Saws and Modern Instances,' which
contain a world of practical wisdom, and a treasury of the richest fun."-Morning Post.
THE AMERICANS AT HOME; OR, BYEWAYS,
BACKWOODS, AND PRAIRIES. Edited by the Author of "SAM
SLICK." 3 vols. post 8vo. 31s. 6d.
" In the picturesque delineation of character, and the felicitous portraiture of national
features, no writer of the present day equals Judge Haliburton. 'The Americans at Home'
will not be less popular than any of his previous works."--Post.
TRAITS OF AMERICAN HUMOUR. EDITED BY
the Author of "SAM SLICK." 3 vols. post 8vo. 31s. 6d.
"No man has done more than the facetious Judge Haliburton, through the mouth of
the inimitable ' Sam,' to make the old parent country recognize and appreciate her queer
transatlantic progeny. His present collection of comic stories and laughable traits is a
budget of fun full of rich specimens of American humour."-Globe.
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF MARY RUSSELL
MITFORD. Author of" OurVillage," "Atherton," &c. 2 vols. post 8vo.
with Portrait of the Author and other Illustrations. 21s.
" We recommend Miss Mitford's dramas heartily to all by whom they are unknown. A
more graceful addition could not be made to any collection of dramatic works."-Blackwood's
" Miss Mitford has collected into one chaplet the laurels gathered in her prime of authorship, and she has given it to the world with a graceful and loving letter of reminiscence and
benediction. Laid by the side of the volume of dramatic works of Joanna Baillie, these
volumes suffer no disparagement. This is high praise, and it is well deserved."-Athenæum.
" Miss Mitford's plays and dramatic scenes form very delightful reading."-Examiner.
" The high reputation which Miss Mitford has acquired as a dramatist will insure a
hearty welcome to this collected edition of her dramatic works."-John Bull.
DARIEN; OR, THE MERCHANT PRINCE. BY ELIOT
WARBURTON. Second Edition. 3 vols. post 8vo.
"The scheme for the colonization of Darien by Scotchmen, and the opening of a communication between the East and West across the Isthmus of Panama, furnishes the foundation of this story, which is in all respects worthy of the high reputation which the author of
the ' Crescent and the Cross' had already made for himself. The early history of the ' Merchant
Prince' introduces the reader to the condition of Spain under the Inquisition; the portraitures
of Scottish life which occupy a prominent place in the narrative, are full of spirit; the scenes
In America exhibit the state of the natives of the New World at that period; the daring deeds
of the Buccaneers supply a most romantic element in the story; and an additional interest
is infused into it by the introduction of the various celebrated characters of the period, such
as Law, the French financier, and Paterson, the founder of the Bank of England. All these
varied ingredients are treated with that brilliancy of style and powerful descriptive talent, by
which the pen of Eliot Warburton was so eminently distinguished."-John Bull.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MISSIONARY. BY
THE REV. J. P. FLETCHER. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
" We conscientiously recommend this book, as well for its amusing character as for
the spirit it displays of earnest piety."-Standard.
SCENES FROM SCRIPTURE. BY THE REV. G.
CROLY, LL.D. 10s. 6d.
"Eminent in every mode of literature, Dr. Croly stands, in our judgment, first among
the living poets of Great Britain-the only man of our day entitled by his power to venture
within the sacred circle of religious poets."-Standard.
"An admirable addition to the library of religious families."-John Bull.
THE SONG OF ROLAND, AS CHANTED BEFORE
THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS, BY THE MINSTREL TAILLEFER.
Translated by the Author of "EMILIA WYNDHAM." Small 4to.,
handsomely bound, gilt edges, 5s.
" 'The Song of Roland' is well worth general perusal. It is spirited and descriptive,
and gives an important, and, no doubt, faithful picture of the chivalric manners and feelings
of the age."-Morning Herald.
FAMILY ROMANCE; OR, DOMESTIC ANNALS OF
THE ARISTOCRACY. BY SIR BERNARD BURKE, ULSTER KING OF
ARMS. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
Among the many other interesting legends afd romantic family histories comprised in these volumes, will be found the following:-The wonderful narrative
of Maria Stella, Lady Newborough, who claimed on such strong evidence to be
a Princess of the House of Orleans, and disputed the identity of Louis Philippe-
The story of the humble marriage of the beautiful Countess of Strathmore, and
the sufferings and fate of her only child-The Leaders of Fashion, from Gramont
to D'Orsay-The rise of the celebrated Baron Ward, now Prime Minister at
Parma-The curious claim to the Earldom of Crawford-The Strange Vicissitudes
of our Great Families, replete with the most romantic details-The story of the
Kirkpatricks of Closeburn (the ancestors of the French Empress), and the remarkable tradition associated with them-The Legend of the Lambtons-The
verification in our own time of the famous prediction as to the Earls of Mar-
Lady Ogilvy's escape-The Beresford and Wynyard ghost stories correctly told--
" It were impossible to praise too highly as a work of amusement these two most interesting volumes, whether we should have regard to its excellent plan or its not less ex.
cellent execution. The volumes are just what ought to be found on every drawing-room table,
Here you have nearly fifty captivating romances with the pith of all their interest preserved
in undiminished poignancy, and any one may be read in half an hour. It is not the least of
their merits that the romances are founded on fact-or what, at least, has been handed down.
for truth by long tradition-and the romance of reality far exceeds the romance of fiction,
Each story is told in the clear, unaffected style with which the author's former works
have made the public familiar, while they afford evidence of the value, even to a work of
amusement, of that historical and genealogical learning that may justly be expected of the
author of ' The Peerage.' "-Standard.
" The very reading for sea-side or fire-side in our hours of idleuess."-Athenæum.
THE ROMANCE OF THE FORUM; OR, NARRATIVES, SCENES, AND ANECDOTES FROM COURTS OF JUSTICE,
SECOND SERIES. BY PETER BURKE, ESQ., of the Inner Temple,
Barrister-at-Law. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
PRINCIPAL CONTENTS:-Lord Crichton's Revenge-The Great Douglas
Cause-Lord and Lady Kinnaird-Marie Delorme and Her Husband-The
Spectral Treasure-Murders in Inns of Court-Matthieson the Forger-Trials
that established the Illegality of Slavery-The Lover Highwayman-The
Accusing Spirit-The Attorney-General of the Reign of Terror-Eccentric
Occurrences in the Law-Adventuresses of Pretended Rank-The Courier of
Lyons-General Sarrazin's Bigamy-The Elstree Murder-Count Bocarme and
his wife-Professor Webster, &c.
" We have no hesitation in recommending this, as one of the most interesting works
that have been lately given to the public."--Morning Chronicle
" The favour with which the first series of this publication was received, has induced
Mr. Burke to extend his researches, which he has done with great judgment. The incidents
forming the subject of the second series are as extraordinary in every respect, as those which
obtained so high a meed of celebrity for the first. Some of the tales could scarcely be believed
to be founded in fact, or to be records of events that have startled the world, were there not
the incontestable evidence which Mr. Burke has established to prove that they have
BY MRS. TROLLOPE.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF A CLEVER
"The 'Clever Woman ' is of the same
class with the 'Vicar of Wrexhill,' and
'Widow Barnaby.' It is the best novel
the season has produced. No person can
fail to be amused by it."-Critic.
"Mrs. Trollope has done full justice to
her well-earned reputation as one of the
cleverest novelists of the day in this
new production of her fertile pen."-
"Uncle Walter" is an exceedingly entertaining novel. It assures Mrs. Trollope more than ever in her position as one of the ablest fiction writers of the day."--Morning Post.
THE YOUNG HEIRESS
"The knowledge of the world which Mrs. Trollope possesses in so eminent a degree is strongly exhibited in the pages of this novel."--Observer
BY MRS. GORE.
MAMMON; OR, THE HARDSHIPS OF AN HEIRESS.
THE DEAN'S DAUGHTER.
"One of the best of Mrs. Gore's
stories. The volumes are strewed with
smart and sparkling epigram."-Morning
PROGRESS & PREJUDICE.
"This entertaining and particularly clever novel is not to be analysed, but to be praised, and that emphatically."--Examiner.
BY THE AUTHOR OF MARGARET MAITLAND.
A STORY OF THE SCOTTISH REFORMATION,
"'Magdalen Hepburn will sustain the
reputation which the author of 'Margaret
Maitland' has acquired. It is a well
prepared and carefully executed picture
of the society and state of manners in
Scotland at the dawn of the Reformation. John Knox is successfully drawn."-Athenæum.
"' Magdalen Hepburn' is a story of the
Scottish Reformation, with John Knox
prominently introduced among the dramatis persone. The book is thoroughly
enjoyable, pleasant women move to and
fro in it, characters are well discriminated, and there is a sense everywhere of
the right and good, as well as the picturesque."-Examiner.
"A story awakening genuine emotions
of interest and delight by its admirable
pictures of Scottish life and scenery."-
SECOND EDITION. 3 vols.
"We prefer ' Harry Muir' to most of
the Scottish novels that have appeared
since Galt's domestic stories. This new
tale, by the author of ' Margaret Mait-
land,' is a real picture of the weakness of
man's nature and the depths of woman's
kindness. The narrative, to repeat our
praise, is not one to be entered on or
parted from without our regard for its
writer being increased."-Athenæum.
"This is incomparably the best of the
author's works. In it the brilliant promise afforded by ' Margaret Maitland'
has been fully realised, and now there
can be no question that,for graphic pic-
tures of Scottish life, the author is
entitled to be ranked second to none
among modern writers of fiction."-Caledonian
CALEB FIELD. A TALE.
1 vol. 6s.
"This beautiful production is every way
worthy of its author's reputation in
the very first rank of contemporary writers."-Standard.
By GERALDINE JEWSBURY.
Author of " MARIAN WITHERS," " ZOE,"
&c. 3 vols.
By L. HOWE.
Dedicated to Professor Aytoun. 2 vols.
"A very clever romance. The style
throughout is fluent and forcible, and
many of the scenes are sketched witfi
considerable graphic power."-Morning
OR, THE NEW EXISTENCE.
A TALE OF REAL LIFE.
By A CLERGYMAN. 3 vols.
By the Author of "ANNE DYSART."
"Many and various are the cross purposes of love which run through this
cleverly-written tale, from the pen of the
talented author of ' Anne Dysart.' While
administering largely to the entertainment
of the reader, the Author has added to
a well-earned reputation."-John Bull.
THE YOUNG HUSBAND.
By MRS. GREY, Author of "THE GAMBLER'S WIFE," &C. 3 vol.
"In this fascinating novel Mrs. Grey
has surpassed her former productions,
talented and powerful as they were."-
"The merit of producing an admirable
story may be justly awarded to Mrs.
THE CURATE OF OVERTON.
"A powerfully written story, the characters and incidents of which are portrayed with great skill."-John Bull.
" The startling secession of such men
as Newman, Manning, and Wilberforce,
renders the revelations which the author
has made in these interesting and instructive volumes extremely well-timed."-Bri
0F AN ET0NIAN.
By C. ROWCROFT, ESQ.
By MRS. J.E. DALRYMPLE
Dedicated to Sir E. Bulwer Lytton, 2 vols.
"'Viva is an excellent novel. Mrs. Dalyrumple paints societyi n its true colours. We heartily congratulate her upon a production which displays such high purpose, wrought out with so much ability."--Post.
Edited by the Author of "JOHN DRAYTON," AILIEFORD," &c. 3 vols.
"'Mathew Paxton' bears a strong generic resemblance to those clever stories "John Drayton' and 'Allieford,' and awakens in the persual a kindred gratification. It displays the same smipmle pathos, the same homely humour, the same truth to nature, and the same fine sense of national peculiarity."--Post.
A FAMILY HISTORY.
By the Author of "JOHN DRAYTON." 3 v.
""Allieford' is the biography of the clever writer of 'John Drayton.' It is a deeply interesting tale."--Britannia.
A PHYSICIAN'S TALE.
"A vast amount of thought and knowledge is displayed in this work. Many various phases of society, and different gradations of character, are dexterously given to sight."--Sun.
BY JOHN C. JEAFFRESON. 3 vols.
"A clever novel, and one that, without any great wealth or diversity of incident, contrives to be deeply interesting. The career of a brilliant young man at college--his temptations, errors, and resolute self-redemption from evil courses--makes the main interest of the story, which is set forth with a vigour and reality that looks like a daguerreotype from facts."--Athenæum.
By the Author of "THE DISCIPLINE OF LIFE." 3 vols.
"We like all Lady Emily Ponsonby's novels, and this is, in our judgment, the best of them."--Morning Post.
By the Author of "THE KINNEARS." 3 v.
"We feel obliged to the author for giving us such a fresh pleasnt story as 'Phemie Millar.' Out of the homeliest of details a certain fascination is evoked which ensures the reader interest to the end."--Athenæum.
By Miss PARDOE. 3v.
"An excellent novel, containing a great
variety of well-drawn characters, and
keeping up the interest of the reader to
the last page."-Atlas.
By A. BAILLIE COCHRANE, ESQ. 2 .
"The best story that has yet appeared
from the pen of the talented author."-
THE SECRET HISTORY
OF A HOUSEHOLD.
By the Author of
"ALICE WENTWORTH." 3 vols.
"This novel reminds us of the tales by
Lady Scott, which had power and pathos
enough to get a hearing and keep a place,
even though Lister, Ward, and Bulwer
were all in the field, with their manly
experiences of modern life and society."-
By CAROLINE GRAUTOFF. 3 v.
"This very pleasant tale of 'Janet
Mowbray' is a love story-and a very
good one-full of agreeable variety and
By the Author of " THE FLIRT." 3 v.
"'The Roses' displays, with the polish
always attending a later work, all the
talent which appeared in 'The Flirt,' and
'The Maneuvring Mother.'"-Standard.
"Music has never had so glowing an
advocate as the author of these volumes.
There is an amazing deal of ability displayed in them."-Herald.
A SCOTTISH STORY . 3 v
AND THE PRIEST.
By MRS. MABERLY. 3 vols.
By the Author of " PERILS OF FASHION."
THE VILLAGE MILLIONAIRE.
By the Author of "THE FORTUNES OF WOMAN." 3 vols.
"Great diversity of character and an endleess succession of surprising incidents and vicissitudes impart an abosrbing interest to this new production of Miss Lamont's pen."--John Bull.
By MRS. GREY. 3 vols.
"Equal to any former novel by its author."--Athenæum.
By the Author of "EMILIA WYNDHAM."
"This novel is worthy of the author's reputation. The interest of the story is powerfully kept up, and there is much truthful and discriminating depicting of character."--Literary Gazette.
By the Author of "EMILIA WYNDHAM."
"One of the most successful of the author's works."--Post.
"These volumes abound in delicate and passionate writing."--Examiner.
THE DAUGHTER OF THE SOUTH.
By MRS. CLARA WALBEY. 3 vols.
Dedicated to the Earl of Carlisle.
ANNETTE. A TALE.
By W.F. DEACON.
With a Memoir of the Author, by the Hon. Sir T.N. Talfourd, D.C.L. 3 vols.
"'Annette' is a stirring tale. The prefatory memoir of Sir Thomas Talfourd would be at all times interesting, nor the less so for containing two long letters from Sir Walter Scott to Mr. Deacon, full of gentle far-thinking wisdom."--Examiner.
By MRS. W. FOSTER.
THE BELLE OF THE VILLAGE.
By the Author of "THE OLD ENGLISH GENTLEMAN."
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