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MESSRS BLACKWOOD AND SONS'

RECENT PUBLICATIONS.

THE TALES FBOM "BLACKWOOD."

A Cheap Re-issue, in Monthly Volumes, at Is. Volume I. is published.
To be completed in 12 vols.

COMELIUS O'DOWD TJPON MEN AND WOMEN, AND

OTHER THINGS IN GENERAL. Originally publishedTM 'Blackwood's

Magazine.' 2 vols. crown 8vo, 21s.

"The flashes of the author's wit must not blind us to the ripeness of his wisdom, nor the genera playfulness of his O'Dowderies allow us to forget the ample evidence that underneath them lurks one of the most earnest and observant spirits of the present time."—Daily Review.

"In truth one of the most delightful volumes of personal reminiscence it has ever been our fortune to peruse."—Globe.

TONY BUTLEE.

Originally published in 'Blackwood's Magazine.' 3 vols. post 8vo, £1, lis. 6d.

"No novel of the season has given us so much genuine pleasure ; and we can with safety predict that every reader will be delighted with it. Bkeft Damer, and Tony, and Count W 'Caskey, will live in the memory for many a day. They are all three, in their way, perfectly original conceptions and are as true to the life as any portraits ever drawn by pen and ink."—Standard.

THE PEEPETUAL CUEATE.

By the Author of 'Salem Chapel.' Being a New Series of the 'Chronicles of Carlingford.' 3 vols. post Bvo, £1, lis. 6d.

"We can only repeat the expression of our admiration for a work which bears on every page the evidence of close observation and the keenest insight, united to real dramatic feeling and a style of unusual eloquence and power."— Weatviiuater Review.

"The 'Perpetual Curate' is nevertheless one of the best pictures of Clerical Life that has ever been drawn, and it is essentially true."—The Times.

FAUST: A DEAMATIC POEM.

By GOETHE Translated into English Verse by Theodore Martin.
In 1 vol. post 8vo, 6a.

Illustrated Edition of Professor ATTOUN'S

LAYS OF TEE SCOTTISH OAVALIEES.

The Designs by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. Engraved on Wood by John
Thompson, W*. J. Linton, W. Thomas, J. W. Whymper, J. Cooper, W. T.
Green, Dalziel Brothers, E. Evans, J. Adam, &c. Small 4to, printed on
toned paper, bound in gilt cloth, 21s.

"The artists have excelled themselves in the engravings which they have furnished. Seizing the spirit of Mr Aytoun's 'Eallads' as perhaps none but Scotchmen could have seized it, they have thrown their whole strength Into the work with a heartiness which others would do well to imitate. Whoever there may be that does not already know these 'Lays,' we recommend at once to make their acquaintance in this edition, wherein author and artist illustrate each other as kindred spirits should."—Standard,

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THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE:

A JOURNAL. By JOHN HANNING SPEKE, Captain H.M. Indian
Army. With a Map of Eastern Equatorial Africa by Captain Speke;
numerous Illustrations, chiefly from Drawings by Captain Grant; and
Portraits, engraved on Steel, of Captains Speke and Grant. 8vo, 21s.

"The volume which Captain Bpeke has presented to the world possesses more than a geographical Interest. It is a monument of n rose vera nee, courage, and temper, displayed under difficulties which have perhaps never heeu equalled."— rimes.

WHAT LED TO THE DISCOVERT OF THE NILE

SOURCE. By JOHN HANNING SPEKE, Captain H.M. Indian
Army. 8vo, with Maps, &c, 14s.

"Will be read with peculiar interest, as it makes the record of his travels complete, and at the same time heightens, impossible, our admiration of his indomitable perseverance, as well as tacL" —Dtspakh.

A WALK ACKOSS AFRICA;

Or, Domestic Scenes from my Nile Journal. By JAMES AUGUSTUS GRANT, Captain H.M. Bengal Army, Fellow and Gold-Medallist of the Royal Geographical Society. 8vo, with Map, 15s.

"CaptainGrant's frank, manly, unadorned narrative."—Daily News.

"Captain Grant's book will be doubly interesting to those who have read Captain Spcke's. He gives, as his special contribution to the story of their three years'walk across Africa, descriptions of birds, beasts, trees, and plants, and all that concerns them, and of domestic scenes throughout the various regions. The book is written in a pleasant, quiet, gentlemanly style, and is characterised by a modest tone. The whole work is delightful reading."—titooe.

STEAT LEAVES FROM AN AECTIC JOURNAL;

Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition in 1850-51. To which is added, The Career, Last VoyAge, And Fate Of Captain Sir John Franklin. By Captain SHERARD OSBORN, C.B. Anew Edition, in crown 8vo, with a Map, 5a.

0AXT0NIANA:

A Series of Essays on Life, Literature, and Manners. By Sir
EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Bart. 2 vols. crown 8vo, 21s.

"It would be very possible to fill many pages with the wise bright things of these volumes."— Eclectie.

"Gems of thought, set upon some of the most important subjects that can engage the attention of men."—Daily A'ews.

THE 0AIENG0RM MOUNTAINS.

By JOHN HILL BURTON. In crown 8vo, 3s. 6d.

"One of the most complete as well as most lively and Intelligent bits of reading that the lover of works of travel has seen for many a day."—Saturday Review,

ESSAYS ON SOCIAL SUBJECTS.

From the 'Saturday Review.' Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d. Third Edition.

"In their own way of simple, straightforward reflection upon life, the present century has produced no essays better than these."— Kxamfoter.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS.

THE SCOT ABROAD,

AND THE ANCIENT LEAGUE WITH FRANCE. By JOHN HILL
BURTON, Author of 'The Book-Hunter,' Ac. 2 vols. crown 8vo, in
Roxburghe binding, 15s.

"Mr Burton's Urely and interesting 'Scot Abroad,' not the least valuable of his contribution! to the historical literature of his country."--Um> rterly Review.

"An excellent book, that will Interest Englishmen and fascinate Scotchmen."—Times.

"No amount of selections, detached at random, can give an adequate Idea of the varied and copious results of reading which are stored up in the compact and pith; pages of 'The Scot Abroad.' "Saturday Review.

"A Charming uouk."- Spectator.

THE GREAT GOVERNING FAMILIES OF ENGLAND.

By J. LANGTON SANFORD and MEREDITH TOWNSEND.

Contents :—The Percies—The Greys of Howick—The Lowthers— The Vanes or Fanes—The Stanleys of Knowsley—The Grosvenors—The Fitzwilliains—The Cavendishes—The Bantincks—The Clintons—The Stanhopes—The Talbots—The Leveson-Gowers—The Pagets—The Manners—The Montagus—The Osbornes—The Fitzroys—The Spencers—The Grenvilles—The Russells—The Cecils—The Villicrs—The Barings—The Petty-Fitzmaurices—The Herberts—The Somersets—The Berkeleys— The Seymours—The Lennoxes—The Howards.

2 vols. 8vo, £1, 8s. in extra binding, with richly-gilt cover.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF EMINENT SOLDIERS

OF THE LAST FOUR CENTURIES. By the late Major-general
JOHN MITCHELL, Author of 'Life of Wallenstein,' the 'Fall of Napo-
leon,' &c. Edited, with a Memoir of the Author, by Leokhard Schmitz,
LLD. In Post 8vo, 9s.

ELEMENTS OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY.

For the Use of Junior Classes. By the Rev. ALEX. MACKAY, A.M.,
F.R.G.S. In crown 8vo, pp. 304, 3s.

"There is no work of the kind. In the English or any other language, known to me, which comes ao near my ideal of perfection in a school-book, on the important subject or which it treats. In arrangement, style, selection of matter, clearness, and thorough accuracy of statement. it is without a rival: and knowing, as I do, the vast amount of labour and research bestowed on its production, 1 trust It will bo so appreciated As to Insure■ by an extensive sale, a well-merited reward.'— A. Keith Johnston, Esq., *.&&.&, r.B.O.S., H.M. (Jeoarapher for Scotland, Author of the ' i'AwJ'cal Atlas,' *c *e.

"The best geography we have ever met with."—Spectator.

ADVANCED TEXT-BOOK OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.

By DAVID PAGE, F.R.S.E., F.G.S., Author of 'Introductory and
Advsnced Text-Books of Geology,' &c . Crown 8vo, with a Glossary of
Terms and numerous Illustrations, 5s.

"Mr Page's volume is aptly entitled, and meets the wants of earnest and systematic students."—
A thenamm.
"A thoroughly good Text-Book of Physical Geography."Saturday Review.

THE ECONOMY OF CAPITAL:

GOLD AND TRADE. By B. H. PATTERSON, Author of 'The New
Revolution,' &c. In 1 thick vol. crown 8vo, 12s. cloth.

FAMILY PRAYERS FOE TWO WEEKS.

Prepared by the Committee of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Aids to Devotion. In crown 8vo, Is. 6d. bound in cloth, red edges.

THE HISTOBY OF SCOTLAND

From Agricola's Invasion to the Revolution of 16SS. By JOHN HILL
BURTON, Author of' The Scot Abroad, ' Ac.

ETONIANA.

Originally published in 'Blackwood's Magazine.' 1 vol. fcap. 8vo.

THE OPERATIONS OF WAR EXPLAINED AND ILLTJS

TRATED. By Colonel E. B. HAMLEY, R.A., late Professor of Military History, Strategy, and Tactics at the Staff College. In 1 vol. 4to, with Flans.

THE ILIAD OF HOMES.

Trsnslated into English Verse in the Spenserian Stanza, by PHILIP
STANHOPE WORSLEY, M.A., Fellow of Corpus Christi College,
Oxford. Uniform with the 'Odyssey,' Translated by the Same.

ESSAYS ON SOCIAL SUBJECTS.

From the 'Saturday Review.' A Second Series, uniform with the First .

THE HANDY HOBSE BOOK;

Or. Practical Instructions on Riding, Driving, and the General Care and
Management of Horses. By a CAVALRY OFFICER.

DICTIONARY OF BRITISH INDIAN DATES:

Being a Compendium of all the Dates essential to the Study of the History of British Rule in India, Legal, Historical, and Biographical. Intended for Students about to face Examinations for the Indian Services.

COMPARATIVE GEOGRAPHY.

By CARL RITTER, Professor of Geography in the University of Berlin.
Translated by W. L. Gage. In crown 8vo, 3s. 6d.

DEFINITIONS IN ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATION

MADE EASY. By the Rev. J. HARBORD, M.A., R.N., Author of 'Glossary of Navigation.'

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MESSES BLACKWOOD AND SONS'

PUBLICATIONS.

HISTORY OF EUROPE,

From the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Battle of
Waterloo. By Sm ARCHIBALD ALISON, Bart., D.C.L.
A New Lirrary Edition (being the Tenth), in 14 vole, demy 8vo, with

Portraits, and a copious Index, £10,10s.
Another Edition, in crown 8vo, 20 vols., £6.

A People's Edition, 12 vols., closely printed in double columns, £2, 8s.,
and Index Volume, 3s.

"An extraordinary work, which has earned fur itself a lasting place In the literature of the country,
and within a few years found innumerable readers in every part of the globe. There is no book extant
that treats so well of the period to the illustration of which -Mr Alison's labours have been devoted. It
exhibits great knowledge, patient research, indefatigable industry, and vast power."—Ttmav, Sspt. 7, lafiQ.

CONTINUATION OF ALISON'S HISTORY OF EUROPE,

From the Fall of Napoleon to the Accession of Louis Napoleon. By Sir ARCHIBALD ALISON, Bart., D.C.L. In 9 vols., £6, 7s. 6d. Uniform with the Library Edition of the previous work.

EPITOME OF ALISON'S HISTORY OF EUROPE.

For the Use of Schools and Young Persons. Fifteenth Edition, 7s. 6d., bound.

ATLAS TO ALISON'S HISTORY OF EUROPE;

Containing 109 Maps and Plans of Countries, Battles, Sieges, and Sea-Fights.
Constructed by A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. With Vocabulary of Military
and Marine Terms. Demy 4to. Library Edition, £3, 3s.; People's Edition,
crown 4to, £1, lis. 6d.

LIVES OF LORD CASTLEREAGH AND SIR CHARLES
STEWART, Second and Third Marquesses of Londonderry. From the
Original Papers of the Family, and other sources. By Sir ARCHIBALD
ALISON, Bart., D.C.L. In 3 vols. 8vo, £2, 5s.

ANNALS OF THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGNS.

By Capt. THOMAS HAMILTON. A New Edition. Edited by F. Hard-
Man, Esq. 8vo, 16s.; and Atlas of Maps to illustrate the Campaigns, 12s.

A VISIT TO FLANDERS AND THE FIELD OF WATERLOO.
By JAMES SIMPSON, Advocate. A Revised Edition. With Two Coloured
Plans of the Battle. Crown 8vo, 5s.

WELLINGTON'S CAREER:

A Military and Political Summary. By Lieut.-col. E. BRUCE HAMLEY,
Professor of Military History and Art.at the Staff College. Crown 8vo, 2s.

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