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MR. MURRAY'S LIST OF NEW WORKS.
PARIS IN 1851.
I Faggot of French Sticks.
BY THE AUTHOR OF "BUBBLES FROM THE BRUNNEN OF NASSAU."
2 Vols. Post Svo. 245.
“ An old soldier, of benevolent disposition and literary turn, is afflicted with blephamphthalmia, a complaint in the eyes, which if its nature is to be measured by its name, must be of a rather formidable description. To consult an eminent French oculist, he repairs to Paris, which he has not visited for six-and-thirty years—when he entered it, we presume, as a conqueror. At Paris he remains little more than three weeks, but of these he makes excellent use."
“ He tells you in his preface. He walked the streets, collecting literary sticks, picked up exactly in the order and state in which he chanced to find them. They are thin, short, dry, sapless, crooked, headless, and pointless. In the depth of winter, however, a faggot of real French sticks-although of little intrinsic value-may possibly enliven for a few moments an English fireside. The metaphor is rather far-fetched, and needs elucidation. In a word, then, Sir Francis Head, eschewing gaieties and invitations, neglected his friends, suffered his letters of introduction to rest in his portmanteau, and passed his three weeks of May-to our thinking, the pleasantest month of the year at Paris-in visiting the public buildings, institutions, charities, museums-in short, everything that was worth seeing in the French capital and its faubourgs. To see so much, in so short a time, required, we need not say, early rising and no small degree of activity. He took with him to his task the kindly spirit and minute observation for which he is distinguished, and, on his return to England, cast his notes and reminiscences into volumes, summoning to his aid the easy, cheerful style, and sly humour which have long since caused his name to sound harmoniously in the ears of all lovers of a genial and amusing book. We rejoice that this book is one we can honestly praise.”—Literary Gazette.
“ The style of Sir Francis is diffuse and minute. He enumerates as often as he describes, and that in the manner of Dickens and his imitators-if they, indeed, have not imitated the “Gallop" and the “ Bubbles." The book, however, is very curious, readable, and in some sense informing; but perhaps its most remarkable feature is, how much may be seen in Paris in a short time by a man who resolutely sets about it." Spectator.
Life of Thomas Stothard, R.N.
WITI PERSONAL REMINISCENCES.
ILLUSTRATED BY ENGRAVINGS FROM HIS CHIEF WORKS, PRINTED IN A NOVEL STYLE OF ART,
With Portrait. Fcap. 4to. 218.
“A more beautiful volume than this is not often issued. The numerous illustrations' have been chosen with a sedulous respect for the reputation of the graceful artist whose life was in his works ; and they have been rendered with most delicate care—there being something in the nature of Stothard's genius which lent itself, with more than ordinary adapt ability, to this form of presentment.”--Athenæum.
MR. MURRAY'S LIST OF NEW WORKS.
SIR CHARLES LYELL.
OR, TIIE ANCIENT CHANGES OF THE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS,
ILLUSTRATED BY ITS GEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS.
Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 8vo. 12s.
In consequence of the rapid sale of the last edition (of which 2000 copies were printed in January last), another has been called for. Even in this short interval, many new facts of unusual importance in palæontology have come to light, or have been verified for the first time. To render this additional information accessible to the purchasers of the former, the preface to this edition is printed separately. Price 6d.
REV. JOHN PENROSE, M.A.
Sermons for Households ;
BEING FIFTY-FOUR SERMONS WRITTEN FOR SUNDAY READING.
8vo. 105. 6d.
History of the Roman State ; 1815—50.
TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN.
2 Vols. Svo. 24s.
CHARLES BABBAGE, ESQ.
The Exposition of 1851.
OR, VIEWS OF THE INDUSTRY, THE SCIENCE, AND THE GOVERNMENT OF ENGLAND.
MR. MURRAY'S LIST OF NEW WORKS.'
GEN. SIR HOWARD DOUGLAS, G.C.B.
A Treatise on Improbed Naval Gunnery.
FOR THE USE OF OFFICERS AND TRAINING OF SEAMEN GUNNERS.
DEDICATED BY SPECIAL PERMISSION TO THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY.
Third Edition, revised. With numerous Plates. 8vo. 218. « The work of Sir Howard Douglas has not only stood its ground for thirty years and more, but (harder task) has operated on the Admiralty. The new edition contains an account of all the improvements that have taken place in the theory and practice of naval gunnery since the appearance of its predecessor."- Spectator.
WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D.
I Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography.
BY VARIOUS WRITERS.
ILLUSTRATED WITH COINS, PLANS OF CITIES, DISTRICTS, AND BATTLES.
Medium 8vo. Part I. 48.
Although, for the sake of uniformity, it is called a Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, it will be in reality a Dictionary of Ancient Geography, including even Scriptural Names. At present there does not exist, in the English or even in the German languages, any work on Ancient Geography sufficiently comprehensive and accurate to satisfy the demands of modern scholarship. And yet there are few subjects connected with antiquity for which we have such ample materials. The discoveries of modern travellers, as well as the researches of modern scholars, have, within the last few years, added greatly to our knowledge of Ancient Geography ; and it will be the aim of the Editor to present, in the present work, the results of their labours in this important branch of Classical Antiquity.
The work will, of course, not be confined to a barren description of the geography of countries, and of the sites of places; but it will also include an account of the politica! history both of countries and of cities. An attempt will likewise be made to trace, as far as possible, the history of the more important buildings of the cities, and to give an account of their present condition wherever they still exist.
*** To appear in Quarterly Parts, and to form One Volume.
SIR CHARLES BELL'S BRIDGEWATER TREATISE.
The Mechanism and Endowments of the Hand,
AS EVINCING DESIGN.
A New Edition. With many Woodcuts. Post 8vo. 7s. 6d.
MR. MURRAY'S LIST OF NEW WORKS.
Narrative of the War in Russia and Germany
With Plans. 8vo. 14s.
“ We owe Col. Cathcart's solid and unpretending volume a notice. * * *_Sound,
WILLIAM JOHNSTON, ESQ.
England in the Nineteenth Century.
POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND INDUSTRIAL.
2 Vols. Post 8vo. 188. “ C'est un ouvrage plein de renseignements, full of information, comme disent les Anglais, et ces sortes de publications excitent, avec raison, une curiosité fort vive, aujourd'hui que les nations reconnaissent avec le sage la nécessité de se connaitre soi-mêmes, et aussi de bien connaître les autres, ne fût-ce que pour le mieux juger par comparaison."-L'Illustration.
ITS INTRODUCTION AND PROGRESS UNDER THE PORTUGUESE, DUTCH, BRITISH,
AND AMERICAN MISSIONS.
With Illustrations. 8vo. 148.
“ Though it is now nearly a year since this work issued from the press, we suspect it is by no means so extensively known as it ought to be. It is seldom that we have a governor in any of our colonies or dependencies turning his attention to the history and progress of missions. Sir Emerson Tennent has been long and favourably known to the Christian public, as taking a deep interest in all educational and religious movements which have for their object the good of the people. His sketches of the characteristics of Buddhism and Brahmanism are among the best of the kind we ever recollect having seen. The interest which he seems to have taken in the cause of missions during his stay on the island contrasts very favourably with the conduct of most other government agents. The clear statement of the difficulties with which the missionaries have to contend, and the confident hope expressed of final success, should make the churches at home more patient towards their missionaries, and stir them up to redoubled exertions. The volume will be found one of the most instructive and interesting that has issued for a long time from the English press.”—Edinburgh Witness.
MR. MURRAY'S LIST OF NEW WORKS.
The Chronology of Ancient Egypt.
DISCOVERED FROM ASTRONOMICAL AND HIEROGLYPHIC RECORDS UPON ITS MONUMENTS.
BY REGINALD STUART POOLE, ESQ.
With Plates. 8vo. 108. 6d.
AUSTEN H. LAYARD, ESQ.
A Popular Account of his first Expedition to Ninebel.
ARRANGED BY HIMSELF FOR POPULAR CIRCULATION.
With Numerous Woodcuts. Post 8vo. 58.
“ This interesting volume forms a portion of the series of Murray's Reading for the Rail.' It is an abridgment, by the author himself, of his larger work, · Nineveh and its Remains.' Mr. Layard was induced to undertake this publication on account of the great curiosity excited by his discoveries at Nineveh, and the great eagerness evinced by the public to peruse an authentic account of them. The small edition now published seems calculated to supply what was wanted ; and its cheapness will ensure for it a very extensive circulation. In this abridgment the author has omitted the second part of the larger work, and, by introducing the principal biblical and historical illustrations into the narrative, he has rendered it more agreeable to the general reader." -Morning Herald.
« We have in this volume an admirable epitome of the author's valuable work On Nineveh and its Remains ;' the abridgment being made by Mr. Layard himself. The most attractive of the original materials are carefully digested, whilst the results of his laborious researches are brought down to the very latest dates." -Globe.
“ A charming volume, to which we may safely promise a circulation without limit, and as unbounded popularity. The great feature of the abridgment is the introduction of the principal biblical and historical illlustrations (forming a separate section of the original work) into the parrative, which, without sacrificing any matter of importance, makes the story more compact, useful, and indeed complete, in its abridgment than it was in its original form. In his brief preface Mr. Layard remarks that the more recent discoveries, and the contents of the inscriptions, as far as they have been satisfactorily deciphered, have confirmed nearly all the opinions first expressed by him on the subject. There was no necessity, therefore, to introduce a change in any material point into the abridgment. He is still disposed to believe that all the ruins explored represent the site of Ancient Nineveh ; and, while still assigning the later monuments to the kings mentioned in Scripture, he continues to feel convinced that a considerable period had elapsed between their foundation and the erection of the older palaces of Nimroud. Mr. Layard differs from some other antiquarians, however, in thinking that the state of the inscriptions by no means as yet authorises the use of any actual names for the earlier kings mentioned in them."--Examiner,