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MESSRS BLACKWOOD AND SONS'
THE TALES FBOM "BLACKWOOD."
A Cheap Re-issue, in Monthly Volumes, at Is. Volume I. is published.
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.
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.
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
"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
"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
"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.
A Series of Essays on Life, Literature, and Manners. By Sir
"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.
THE SCOT ABROAD,
AND THE ANCIENT LEAGUE WITH FRANCE. By JOHN HILL
"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
ELEMENTS OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY.
For the Use of Junior Classes. By the Rev. ALEX. MACKAY, A.M.,
"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
"Mr Page's volume is aptly entitled, and meets the wants of earnest and systematic students."—
THE ECONOMY OF CAPITAL:
GOLD AND TRADE. By B. H. PATTERSON, Author of 'The New
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
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
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
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.
By CARL RITTER, Professor of Geography in the University of Berlin.
DEFINITIONS IN ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATION
MADE EASY. By the Rev. J. HARBORD, M.A., R.N., Author of 'Glossary of Navigation.'
MESSES BLACKWOOD AND SONS'
HISTORY OF EUROPE,
From the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Battle of
Portraits, and a copious Index, £10,10s.
A People's Edition, 12 vols., closely printed in double columns, £2, 8s.,
"An extraordinary work, which has earned fur itself a lasting place In the literature of the country,
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.
LIVES OF LORD CASTLEREAGH AND SIR CHARLES
ANNALS OF THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGNS.
By Capt. THOMAS HAMILTON. A New Edition. Edited by F. Hard-
A VISIT TO FLANDERS AND THE FIELD OF WATERLOO.
A Military and Political Summary. By Lieut.-col. E. BRUCE HAMLEY,