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t|t The Correspondence may be had separately, in

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tit A few copies may still be had of the third
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III.

MEMOIRS of SIR JAMES CAMP-
BELL, of Ardkinalass (formerly Sir James Callander),
written by Himself. In 2 vols. 8vo., with a Portrait,
24s.

Sir James Campbell is the father of Mrs. Thomas
Sheridan. He served during the greater part of the
seven years' war in Geimauy, visited most of the Ger-
man courts, had familiar intercourse with Voltaire, was
a member of the most celebrated London Clubs, the

Sgavoir vivre,' the 'Pandemonium.' &c; held the
post of Secretary to the British Embassy at Pans on
the eve of the Revolution, journeyed extensively in
the East, and was again mixing in Parisian Society
during the allied occupation of France.

IV.
LIFE and CORRESPONDENCE of

SIR HUMPHRY DAVY, Bart., late President of
the Royal Society, &c. &c. Bv A. J. PARIS, M.D.,
F.R.S., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. &c.
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tor ihe benefit of his fellow-creatures, were, from time
to 'ime, made by him, the present work is inestimable.'
—Globe.

V.

The LIFE and WRITINGS of HENRY

FUSELI,Esq. M.A.. R.A., Keeper and Professor of
Painting to the Royal Academy in London. The
former written, and the latter edited by JOHN
KNOWLES, Esq., F.R.S. 3 vols. 8vo. 21s.

' Perhaps the most valuable work, as legards the fine
Bits, ever published in England. Every one who pos-
sesses the Lectures ot Sir Joshua Reynolds should pos-
sess also those of Fuseli, comprised in the above work,
together with his history ot the Italian schools of paint-
ing and sculpture. These must be invaluable to the
student, and to the innumerable lovers of whatever is
great aDd beautiful in art.' — 3!obe.



VI.
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and CORRESPONDENCE. Ill 2 vols. 8vo., with
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of his life, beautifully engraved from paintings by
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first-late nnnd. The publication is indeed inestimable,
as a lecord ot one who has immortalised, by the magic
of his pencil, the beauties, the statesmen, and the
learned ot I lie commencement of the 18th century. 5 —
Literary Gazette.

VII.
MEMOIRS and CORRESPONDENCE

of THOMAS JEFFERSON, late President of the
United Stales. In 4 vols. 8vo. price 21. 12s.

' One of the most important publications ever pre-
sented to the world,

N.B. Vols. 111. and IV. may be had separately to
complete sets.

VIII.
The LIFE and CORRESPONDENCE

of I ITIAN. By JAMES NORTHCOTE, Esq. It. A.
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his accounts of the Court of the Emperor, and of those
of Francis the First and Philip, are to the lust degree
interesting. The era of Titian was indeed the Augus-
tan age of Italian art. The volumes include a variety
of curious correspondence from the pens of Vasari,
Michael Angelo, Annibal Caracci, and many other dis-
tinguished characters.' — Globe.

IX.

PERSONAL MEMOIRS of PRYSE

LOCKHART GORDON, Esq. In 2 vols. 8vo. 28s.

Amoug a vanety of illustrious persons, of whom
anecdotes are giveu in this work, will be found the
following: — The Emperor Paul — The Prince Regent |
— Queen Caroline— The Duke of Yoik — Lord Rodney
— Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton — The Duke of
Wellington— The Duke, and Duches^ of Gordon —
Duke of Richmond— Lord Byron — Viscount Ayles-
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Findlater— Lord Spencer — The Dowager Duchess ot
Orleans— Lord W. Bentinck— Lord Hervey— The late
Lord Graves, &c.

X.

Beautifully printed in double columns, uniformly with
the Peeiage. and Baronetage. Price 28s. bound.

THE EXTINCT, DORMANT, and

SUSPENDEDPEERAGE. By JOHN BURKE, Esq.
This work comprises the whole of the Peerages which
have been suspended or extinguished since the Con-
quest, particularizing the members of eacli family, in
eachgeneration, aud bringing the lineage, in all possible]
cases, through either collaterals or females, down to
existing houses; it connects in many instances the new
with the old nobility; and it will, in all cases, shew
the cause which has influenced the revival of an ex-|
tinct dignity in a new creation. It should be par-
ticularly noticed, tiial this new work appertains neaiW
as much to extant as to extinct persons of distinctioi \
for though dignities pass away, it rarely occurs th J
whole families do.






HISTORY OF THE NOBILITY AND GENTRY.

Dedicated by permission to the King, the Fourth Edition, in 2 vols, (comprising all the New
Creations,) beautifully printed, and illustrated with upwards of 1500 Engravings ; among
which is a fine likeness of His Majesty, after Sir Thomas Lawrence's celebrated drawing.
Price 21. 10s. bound in Morocco Cloth ;

MR. BURKE'S PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE
OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

This new edition comprises three times the number of Families that have ever before been
presented to the public in any one publication of a similar description. It embraces every
family in England, Ireland, and Scotland, invested with hereditary honours, and every
individual in the remotest degree allied to those families ; so that its collateral information
is now considerably more copious than that of any similar work hitherto published.

' This popular work justly deserves to be ronsideipd
as a History of the British Nobility. It is enriched by
a vaiiety of personal anpcdotes, never before pub-
lished, relative to many illustrious houses, in additiou
to numerous authentic details connected with their
lineage, aud communicated to the author by the noble
inheritors of the titles. The volumes, coniaining

II.

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Engraved, a Portrait of the Speaker, &c. price 31s. 6d. bound, the first Volume of

MR. BURKE'S HISTORY OF THE COMMONERS OF
GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

Forming a DESIRABLE COMPANION to the PEERAGE and BARONETAGE.

' This is a great and important undertaking. Of the Peers and Baronets of Great Britain
we have heard and read ; but of the Commoners — of families celebrated in History — we
remain in total ignorance. We are glad to find Mr. Burke employed in removing a national
reproach. He has contrived to make his book not only very useful, but highly interesting —
many rare and curious anecdotes having been introduced. — Globe.



nearly 1400 pag- s of letter-press, are, moreover, illus-
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printed in double columns, with so letnackahlv clear
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matter equal to no less lliau than twelve octavo vo-
lumes ! — John Bull.



Dedicated to the Duke or Devonshire.

Now complete, in one handsome Volume, Royal Quarto, price ol. 5s. ; or, on large paper,

with India Proof Plates, 10/ 10s.

BEAUTIES OF THE COURT OF CHARLES II.

With Memoirs and Anecdotes of their Lives, and an Introductory View of the State of
Female Society and its Influence, Dress, Manners, &c. during that remarkable reign.

By Mrs. Jameson, Authoress of ' The Lives of celebrated Female Sovereigns,' ' Memoirs
of the Loves of the Poets,' &c. Comprising a series of Twenty-two splendid Portraits,
illustrating the Diaries of Pepys, Evelyn, Clarendon, and other contemporary writers of
that gay and interesting period. Size of the plates, six inches by four and a half; engraved
by the most distinguished Artists, from Drawings made by order of Her late Royal Highness

THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE.

The following is a brief Descriptive List of the Por-
traits comprised in this Work, which supplies what
has loug been a desideratum in the Fine Arts, and
forms a desirable companion to Lodge's Portraits : —

Catherine, of Braganza. the unhappy and shehted wife

of Charles — Lady Castlemaine, afterwards Duchess of

Cleveland, the haughty enslaver of the. monarch — La

Belle Hamilton, Countess De Grammont, one of the.

ancestors of the Jerningham lamily — The gentle and

blameless Countess of Ossory, interesting from her

extreme beauty, her tenderness, and her feminine

virtues — Nell Gwynne. merry and open-hearted, who,

with all her faults, was at least exempt from the courtly

vice of hypocrisy, and whose redeeming qualities make

even the justice of history half loth to condemn her

—The beautiful and wealthy Duchess of Somerset, the

wife of three successive husbands, one of whom en-
countered a tragical fate— The noted Frances Stewart,

Duchess of Richmond (' fond of adoration, yet armed

with indifference'), whose marriaec was the immediate

cause of Lord Clarendon's disgrace — Miss Lawson,

mild and gentle, yet opposinc the fortitude of virtue to

the perils of a licentious Court — The Countess of

Chesterfield, one of the. fair principals of De Gram-

mont's celebrated story of 'lie ' bas verts'— The

Countess of Southesk, whose faults, follies, and mi-
series constitute a talc well fi;te.d to ' point a moral'—



The iuteiesting and exemplary Countess of Rochester
— The beauteous and arrogant Lady Denhain, claim-
ing interest from the poetical tame ot her husband,
and her own tragical and mvMerious fate — The maem-
ficent Lady BelUsys, renowned for her beauty, wit,
and high spirit, and recorded as the Mistress of James,
Duke, of York, only through her voluntary resignation
of the marriage, contract by which she had leally be-
come united with him — Mrs. Nott, fair, sentimental,
and Madonna-like — Anne Digby, Countess ot Suther-
land, beautiful and blameless, the friend of the angelic
Lady Russell, and of the excellent Evelyn— The fair
coquette, Mrs. Middleton, one of De Gr„mmout's
special heroines — Miss Bagot, who became, in succes-
sion, the irrepioachable wite of two libertine lord* —
The fair, the elegant, and fascinating Miss Jennings,
• who robbed the men of their hearts, the women of
their lovers, and never lost herself! '—The Countess of
Northumberland, distinguished for her uncommon
Brace and beauty, and the blameless tenor of her life

The Duchess ol Portsmouth, one of the most ahso-

lute of Royal favourites, and one of the most sinking
examples of the mischief of female usurpation in poli-
tical affairs— and the Duchess of Devoushne, fair, kind,
and true, and wedded to a noblemau who, to the valor
and bearing of a Paladin of old Romance, addi d the
spirit ot an ancient Roman.



HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.



i.
THE HISTORY of MODERN

GREECE. Bv JAMES EMERSON, Esq., of
Trinity College, Dublin. In 2 large vols. tivo. l6s.

' This important work will supply a deficiency often
felt and regretted in English literature. The annals
of the country, which at every stage abound with th«
strongest interest, are followed up to the present day,
and include, of course, a history of the. late Revolu-
tion.'— Globe.

II.

LORD KING.— LIFE and CORRE-

SPONDENCEof.IOHN LOCKE. By LOKD KING.
With Extracts from his Journals and other unpublished
Manuscripts, and comprising Letters of Lord Shaftes-
bury, Sir Isaac Newton, the Earls of Sunderland,
Pembroke, Monmouth, Peterborough, &c. &c. Se-
cond Edition, with considerable Additions, in 2 vols.
8vo. 28".

' A delightful addition to the literature of our coun-
try : a work which must ever remain a standard book
in English libraries.' — Literary Gazette.

III.

THE CORRESPONDENCE and DIA-
RIES of HENRY HYDE, Earl of Clarendon, and
LAWRENCE HYDE, Earl of Rochester; comprising
minute particulars of the Revolution, &c. &c. ; pub-
lished from the Original Manuscripts, with Notes.
In 2 vols. 4to. illustrated with tine Portraits, (copied
from the originals, by permission of the Rt. Hon. the
Earl of Clare don,) and other Engravines. 51.5s.

' A body of the most remarkable and authentic pri-
vate evidence which has descended to us, of the events
connected with the Revolution of 1688.' — Monthly
Review.

' Of all the momentous epochs in the annals of F.ne-
land. fiom the Norman Cooquest to the year 1688,
there is not one of equal moment to that upon which
the volumes before us throw so many new lights.' —
Literary Gazette.

IV.
THE DIARY of THOMAS BURTON,

ESQ, Member in the Parliaments of the Protectors
Oliver and Richard Cromwell, from 165(5 to 1659, now
first published trom the original Autograph Manuscript;
with an Intioduction and Notes, Historical and Bio-
graphical. In 4 large vols. 8vo. with Plates. 21.8s.

* This work serves to fill up that chasm so long ex-
isting in our Parliamentary History.' — Literary Gazette.

'The great interest of the book is Cromwell himself.'
— Gentleman's Magazine.

' These volumes overflow with information respect-
ing the principles and proceedings of the Legislature
during a most important period of English histoiy.
Every library which pretends to contain an historical
collection, must possess itself of Burton's Diary: it is
as indispensable as Burnet or Clarendon.' — Atlas.

V.
MEMOIRS of the GREAT LORD

BURGHLEV, Lord High Treasurer of England
during the. Reign of Queen Elizabeth : with Extracts
from his Private Correspondence and Journals. By
the Rev. Dr. NARES, Regius Professor of Modern
History in the University of Oxford. 3 vols, with por-
traits.

' This elaborate work is of the highest national inte-
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historical, biographical, religious and political ques-
tions, and throws much light upon an era of almost un-
paralleled national and universal importance.' — Lite-
rary Gazette.

VI.
DODDRIDGE'S CORRESPONDENCE

and DIARY ; including many Particulars in his life
hitherto unknown, with Notices of many of his Con-
temporaries, and a Sketch of the Times in which he
lived. Published from the original MSS. by hisGrand-
sou, J. DODDRIDGE HUMPHREYS, Esq. In 5
large vols. 8vo. with fine Portrait. Price 31. 15s.

' We know not when, if ever, we have perused
volumes of the description of these now before us,
with more intense curiosity, amusement, and instruc-
tion.' — Literary Gazette.

' These volumes must rank with our first English
classics, and must go down to posterity as specimens
of the English language rarely surpassed.' — Evangelt-
cal Magazine.



VII.
MEMOIRS of the COUNTESS DE

GEN LIS. Written by HERSELF. Complete in S
vols, post 8vo. 31. 6".. and in French 21. 18s.

N.B. Either of the Parts maybe had separately to
complete sets.

t+t This work will be found to abound in Anecdotes
of the most Eminent Literary and Political Characters,
who figured at the latter end of the Eighteenth and
the commencement of the Nineteenth Centuries.

VIII.
MEMOIRS of JUDGE JEFFREYS,

Lord High Chancellor of England in the Reign of
James II. By HUMPHREY W. WOOLRYCH, Esq.
In 8vo. with Portrait. 9s.

IX.

MEMOIRS and CORRESPONDENCE

of SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ. F.R.S., Secretary to the
Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II. and James II.,
and the intimate friend of the celebrated John Evelyn.
Edited by LORD P.RAYBROOKE. New Edition,
in 5 vols. 8vo. embellished with Portraits aud other
Engravings, by the first Artists. 21. 5s.

' Notwithstanding the. extensive popularity of thn
Memoirs of Grammont, and the still greater attraction
of those of Evelyn, we have no hesitation in stating
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' There is much iu Pepys's Diary that throws a dis-
tinct and vivid light over the picture of England and
its Government, during the ten years succeeding the
Restoration.' — Quarterly Review.

X.

NOLLEKENS and HIS TIMES.

Comprising MEMOIRS of CONTEMPORA RY AR-
TISTS from the Time of Roubiiiac, Hogarth, and
Reynolds, to that of Fuseli, Flaxman, and Blake. By
JOHN THOMAS SMITH, Esq. of the British Mu-
seum. Second Edition, 2 vols. 8vo. with Portrait, 24s.
' A delightful book. It is a treasure of good things,
of strokes of humour, trails of character, anecdotes
of genius, manneis of lile; in short, it is a feast
for the intellectual man, a lounge for the idler.' —
Spectator.

XI.
THE LIFE of BENJAMIN FRANK-

LIN, LL.D. F.R.S. &c. Written by Himself to a
late Period, and completed, to the time of his Death,
l.v his Grandson, WILLIAM TEMPLE FRANK LIN,
Esq. In 2 vols. 8vo. lfis. boards.

' By the publication of the present work, the elevated
reputation of Fianklin tor virtue, for knowledge, tor
piobitv, and for talents, will suffer no diminution,
since it bears ample testimony to the fidelity of his
mind, to the solidity of his judgment, to the justness of
his views, to the amenity of his manneis, and to his
ardent desiie tor promoting the happiness of mankind.'
— Monthly Review.

XII.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES of BRI-
TISH PUBLIC CHARACTERS, deceased since the
Accession of George IV. By WILLIAM MILLER.
Handsomely printed in 2 vols. 4to. price 21. 2s.

' My motive is not to eulogize the dead, by giving a
false varnish to glaring defects: it appears to me more,
useful to society to draw Nature as she is ; to display
the detects as well as the beauties; and to show, not
by imaginary surmises, but by palpable and indignant
acts, what a mixture of inconsistencies Mankind is :
and if, in this chionological series of recently living
characters, there should be found some few in elevated
life, whose glaring vices I have ventured to paint in
the honest colouring of undisguised truth, let no un-
generous motive be attributed. The instances are not
numerous: they, thank God! seldom occur in this
country; but whenever decency, decorum, and public
opinion are thus, in broad day. set at defiance, the post-
humous character of the bold perpetrators cannot be
too openly exposed to the scorn and contempt of the
rising generation.' — Author's Preface.



HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY



XIII.
THE REMINISCENCES of HENRY

*■ ANGELO. In 2 large vols. 8vo. with Portrait, 30s.

N.B. Vol 2 may be had separately, to complete sets.

This work comains numerous oricinal anecdotes and
curious traits in the pi-rsonal history of many noble
aud illustrious characters. The book abounds nolouly
iu piquant matter relating to persons of rauk, but of
talent also — for the elder Angelo's intimacy with Eng-
Iishnien, as well as loreigners, professors of all the fine
arts,itec. made his house, in Carlisle Street, for many
yeais the rendezvous or Sir Joshua Reynolds, Garrick,



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