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they have not been disappointed. A philosophical spirit,
a nervous style, and a full knowledge of the subject, ac-
quired by considerable research into the works of pre-
ceding chroniclers and historians, eminently distinguish
this popular abridgment, and cannot fail to recommend it
to universal approbation. In continuing his work as he
has begun, Sir James Mackintosh will confer a great bene-
fit on his country." Loud. Lit. Gazette.

" Of its general merits, and its permanent value, it is
impossible to speak, without the highest commendation,
and after a careful and attentive perusal of the two vol-
umes which have been published, we are enabled to de-
clare that, so far, Sir James Mackintosh has performed
the duty to which he was assigned, with all the ability
that was to be expected from his great previous attain



ments, his laborious industry



vestigation, his excel-



lent judgment, his superior talents, and his honorable
principles " Inquirer.

" We shall probably extract the whole of his view of
the reformation, merely to show how that important topic
has been handled by so able and philosophical a writer,
professing Protestantism. National Gazette.

" The talents of Sir James Mackintosh are so justly and
deeply respected, that a strong interest is necessarily ex-
cited with regard to any work which such a distinguished
writer may think fit to undertake. In the present instance,
as in all others, our expectations are fully gratified."
Gentleman's Magazine.

. " The second volume of the History of England, form-
ing the sixth of Carey &. Lea's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, has
been sent abroad, and entirely sustains the reputation of
its predecessors. The various factions and dissensions,
the important trials and battles, which render this period
so conspicuous in the page of history, are all related with
great clearness and masterly power." Boston Traveller,



BIOGRAPHY OF BRITISH STATESMEN;
containing the Lives of Sir Thomas More,
Cardinal Wol.sey, Area bishop Cranmcr,
and Lord Burlcigh.

" A very delightful volume, and on a subject likely to



increase in interest a it proceeds.



We cordially



commend the work both for its design and execution."
Land. Lit. Gazette.



of common-place humanity." Lit. Gazette.



HISTORY OP PRANCE. By Eyre Evans
Crowe. In 3 vols.

HISTORY OP PRANCE, from the Restora-
tion of the Bourbons, to the Revolution
of 1830. By T. B. Macaulay, Esq. M. P.
Nearly ready.

" The style is concise and clear ; and events are sum-
med up with much vigor and originality." Lit. Gazette.

" His history of France is worthy to figure with the
works of his associates, the best of their day, Scott and
Mackintosh." Monthly Mag

" For such a task Mr. Crowe is eminently qualified.
At a glance, as it were, his eye takes in the theatre of
centuries. His style is neat, clear, and pithy; and his
power of condensation enables him to say much, and
effectively, in a few words, to present a distinct and
perfect picture in a narrowly circumscribed space." La
Belle Assemblee.

" The style is neat and condensed ; the thoughts and
conclusions sound and just. The necessary conciseness
of the
the
can.



he narrative is unaccompanied by any baldness; on
contrary, it is spirited and engaging." Bait. Ameri-

"To compress the history of a great nation, during a
period of thirteen hundred years, into three volumes, and
to preserve sufficient distinctness as well as interest in
the narrative, to enable and induce the reader to possess
himself clearly of all the leading incidents, is a task by
HO means easily executed. It has, nevertheless, been well
accomplished in this instance." JV. Y. American.

"Written with spirit and taste." U. <S. Gazette,

"Could we but persuade our young friends to give
these volumes a careful perusal, we should feel assured
of their grateful acknowledgments of profit and pleas-
ure."^. Y. Mirror.

" At once concise and entertaining." -Saturday Bul-
letin.



THE HISTORY OF THE NETHERLANDS,
to the Battle of "Waterloo. By T. C. Grat-
tan.

" It is but justice to Mr. Grattan to say that he has
executed his laborious task with much industry and pro-
portionate effect. Undisfijrured by pompous nothingness,
and without any of the affectation of philosophical pro-
fundity, his style is simple, light, and fresh perspicuous,
smooth, and harmonious." La Belle Assemblee.

"Never did work appear at a more fortunate period.
The volume before us is a compressed but clear and im-
partial narrative " Lit. Gaz.

" A long residence in the country, and a ready access to
libraries and archives, have furnished Mr Grattan with
materials which he hns arranged with skill, and out of
which he has produced a most interesting volume."
Gent. Mag.



GARDNER'S
CABINET CYCLOPAEDIA.



IT IS NOT EASY TO DEVISE A CURE FOR SDCH A STATE
OP THINGS (THE DECLINING TASTE FOR SCIENCE;) BUT



CABINET OF
AMERICAN HISTORY.

BY T. F. GORDON.



Volumes published.

I. II. HISTORY OF THE SPANISH DISCOVERIES
prior to the year 1520.

To toe succeeded hy



THE MOST OBVIOUS REMEDY IS TO PROVIDE THE EDU-
CATED CLASSES WITH A SERIES OF WORKS ON POPULAR
AND PRACTICAL SCIENCE, FREED FROM MATHEMATICAL
SYMBOLS AND TECHNICAL TERMS, WRITTEN IN SIMPLE
AND PERSPICUOUS LANGUAGE, AND ILLUSTRATED BY FACTS
AND EXPERIMENTS, WHICH ARE LEVEL TO THE CAPACITY HI. IV. V. HISTORY OF ANAHUAC, OR MEXICO



OF ORDINARY MINDS." Quarterly Review.



PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE ON THE OB-
JECTS, ADVANTAGES, AND PLEAS-
URES OF THE STUDY OF NATURAL
PHILOSOPHY. By J. T. W. Hersehel,
A. M. late Fellow of St. John's College,
Cambridge*



from its discovery to the present time. In 3 vols.
VI. VII. HISTORY OF PERU. In 2 vols.
VIII. IX. HISTORY OF BRAZIL. In 2 vols. &c.&c



UNDER this comprehensive title, it is proposed to
publish a General History of America, divided into
parts making together a continuous whole; yet each
" Without disparaging any other of the many interest- leaving an integral form, adapted for separate publica
ng and instructive volumes issued in the form of cabinet ; tion . Each port i on w jn be brought down to the
?^ h ^^XXJSft^-^ *& -? be wrien g and will contain
nformation, Mr.Herchel's discourse of Natural Philoso- ! * popular description of the geology, climate and pro
phy in Dr. Gardner's Cyclopaedia." Christian Observer. \ auctions, and the civil history of the country to which
The finest work of philosophical genius which this ll relates.



ge has seen." Mackintosh's England.



No work of this general nature has been publishec



" By far the most delightful book to which the existing ! n the English language. The work of Dr. Robertson
Competition between literary rivals of great talent and| ls rather a philosophical essay on American history
interprise has given rise." Monthly Review. than an historical narrative ; and though originally

"Mr. Herschel'a delightful volume. * * * We find designed to embrace the whole of the American
ecattered through the work instances of vivid and happy > continent, it remains unfinished. It is written also



[lustration, where the fancy is usefully called into action,
o as sometimes to remind us of the splendid pictures
which crowd upon us in the style of Bacon." Quarterly
leview.

" It is the most exciting volume of the kind we ever
net with." Monthly Magazine.

"One of the most instructive and delightful books we
ave ever perused." U. S. Journal,



A TREATISE ON MECHANICS. By Capt.
Kater, and the Rev. Dionysius Lardner.
"With numerous engravings.

" A work which contains an uncommon amount of
useful information, exhibited in a plain and very intelli-
ible form." Olmsted's Nat. Philosophy.

"This volume has been lately published in England, as
a part of Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, arid has re-
vived the unsolicited approbation of the most eminent

en of science, and the most discriminating journals and
eviews, in the British metropolis. It is written in a
wpiilar and intelligible style, entirely free from mathe-
natical symbols, and disencumbered cis far as possible of
echnical phrases." Boston Traveller.

" Admirable in development and clear in principles, and
specially felicitous in illustration from familiar eub-
ects." Monthly Mag.

"Though replete with philosophical information of the
ighest order in mechanics, adapted to ordinary capaci-
ies in a way to render it at once intelligible and popu-
ar." Lit. Gazette.

" A work of great merit, full of valuable information,
lot only to the practical mechanic, but to the man of sci-
nce." JV". Y. Courier and Enquirer.



A TREATISE ON HYDROSTATICS AND
PNEUMATICS. By the Rev. D. Lardner.
"With numerous engravings.

" It fully sustains the favorable opinion we have already
xprensed as to this valuable compendium of modern sci-
nee." Lit. Gazette.

" Dr. Lanlner has made a good me of his acquaintance

ith the familiar facts which illustrate the principles of
cience." Monthly Magazine.

"It is written with a full knowledge of the subject,
nd in a popular style, abounding in practical illustra-
ions of the abstruse operations of these imporant sci-
nces." U. S. Journal



with a bias unfavorable to America and its produc-
tions, is incorrect in many important particulars, anc
is too much abstracted for popular use.

This void in literature might have been properly
filled by the writers of Spain, Portugal, France, or
England, but has been supplied for Europe, in i
measure, by an Italian, the Cavalier Campagnoni, of
whose meritorious labor much use will be made in
the proposed enterprise.

The volumes herewith presented, may be deemed
introductory to the whole work, since they narrate
the history of the discovery of the three great portions
of America. In the prosecution of the subject, the
existing political divisions will be pursued and con-
nected with former ones, by proper explanations ; and
where due regard for unity does not forbid, the
chronological order will be preserved. Thus, the
next succeeding part of the work, now advanced in
preparation, will contain the history of Anahuac, or
Mexico : including its ancient annals, an account of
its subjugation, and the policy of its conquerors, of its
late revolutions, and of its present constituent states
In the same manner will be treated Central America,
Peru, Chili, Bolivia, the United Provinces of La Plata,
Brazil and Colombia. Due attention will also be given
to the independent Indian nations of South America.

The history of the remainder of the country will
be embraced by the following divisions : 1. Russian ;
2. British ; 3. Spanish ; 4. French ; 5. Danish ; 6. Dutch
America; and 7, the United States and their depend-
encies. In treating the last division, a separate vol-
ume will be appropriated to each State and Territory,
the history of which may require it, and " The History
of the United Slates" will be confined to the events of
the Revolution and the operations of the general gov-
ernment

A survey having been thus made of the whole
Western Hemisphere, the concluding volume will
contain the history of the Indian races, particularly
those of the northern part of the continent, with a
critical examination of the theories relating to the
original peopling of America.

The general title of the work is sufficiently com-
prehensive to include a biography of distinguished
Americans, and others connected with American
tu'story; and should the public support warrant it,
'An American Biography" may also be published
under it, in a cheap and popular form.



CABINET LIBRARY.



No. 1. NARRATIVE OF THE LATE
WAR IN GERMANY AND FRANCE.
By the MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY. With
a Map.

No. 2. JOURNAL OF A NATURALIST

with plates.

No. 3. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR WAL
TER SCOTT. With a portrait.

No. 4 MEMOIRS OF SIR WALTER RA
LEGH. By Mrs. A. T. THOMSON. With a
portrait.

No. 5. LIFE OF BELISARIUS. By Lord
MAHON.

No. 6. MILITARY MEMOIRS OF THE
DUKE OF WELLINGTON. By Capt
MOYLE SHERER. With a portrait.

No. 7. LETTERS TO A YOUNG NATU
RALIST ON THE STUDY OF NATURE
AND NATURAL THEOLOGY. By J. L
DRUMMOND, M. D. With numerous en-
gravings.

IN PREPARATION.

LIFE OF PETRARCH. By THOMAS MOORE

SLEANINGS IN NATURAL HISTORY

being a Companion to the Journal of a Nat-
uralist.

" The Cabinet Library bids fair to be a series of great
alue, and is recommended to public and private libraries
o professional men, and miscellaneous readers generally,
t is beautifully printed, and furnished at a price which

11 place it within the reach of all classes of society."
American Traveller.

" The series of instructive, and, in their original form
xpensive works, which these enterprising publishers are
ow issuing under the title of the "Cabinet Library,'
sa fountain of useful, and almost universal kno'wledge
ic advantages of which, in forming the opinions, tastes
nd manners of that portion of society, to which this
aried information is yet new, cannot be too highly
stimated." National Journal.

Messrs. Carey and Lea have commenced a series of
ublications under the above title, which are to appear

onthly, and which seem likely, from the specimen before
s, to acquire a high degree of popularity, and to afford

mass of various information and rich entertainment,
t once eminently useful and strongly attractive. The

echanical execution is fine, the paper and typography
xceJlent." Nashville Banner.



MEMOIRS OP THE LIFE OF SIR "WAL-
TER RALEGH, with some Account of the
Period in which he lived. By MRS. A. T.
THOMSON. With a Portrait.

"Such is the outline of a life, which, in Mrs. Thorn -
on's hands, is a mine of interest ; from the first page to
le last the attention is roused and sustained, and while
approve the manner, we still more applaud the spirit
i which it is executed." Literary Oazette.



JOURNAL OP A NATURALIST.

Plates.



"With



- Plants, trees, and stones we note ;
Birds, insects, beasts, and rural things.

We again most strongly recommend this little unpre-
ending volume to the attention of every lover of nature,



and more particularly, of our country readers. It w.
induce them, we are sure, to examine more closely tha
they have been accustomed to do, into the objects of an
mated nature, and such examination will prove one c
the most innocent, arid the most satisfactory sources o
gratification and amusement. It is a book that oug
to find its way into every rural drawing-room in tl
kingdom, and one that may safely be placed in ever
lady's boudoir, be her rank and station in life what the
may.'' Quarterly Review, No. LXXVIII.

"We think that there are few readers who will no
be delighted (we are certain all will be instructed) by th
'Journal of a Naturalist.' "Monthly Review.

" This is a most delightful book on the most delightfu
of all studies. We are acquainted with no previou
work which bears any resemblance to this, excej
'White's History of Sel borne,' the most fascinating piei
of rural writing'and sound English philosophy that ever
issued from the press." Athenaeum.

"The author of the volume now before us, has pro
duced one of the most charming volumes we remernbe
to have seen for a long time." New Monthly Magazin
June, 1829.

" A delightful volume perhaps the most so nor lee
nstructive and amusing given to Natural Histor
since White's Selborne." Blackwood's Magazine.

The Journal of a Naturalist, being the second num
3er of Carey and Lea's beautiful edition of the Cabine
Library, is the best treatise on subjects connected wit
this train of thought, that we have for a long time pe
rused, and we are not at all surprised that it should hav
received so high and flattering encomiums from the Eng
ish press generally." Boston Traveller.

"Furnishing an interesting and familiar account o
.he various objects of animated nature, but calculate
;o afford both instruction and entertainment." Nosh
ville Banner.

" One of the most agreeable works of its kind in the
anguage." Courier de la Louisiane.

"It abounds with numerous and curious facts, pleas
ng illustrations of the secret operations and economy o
nature, and satisfactory displays of the power, wisdom
and goodness, of the great Creator." Philad. Album.



THE MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY'S
NARRATIVE OP THE LATE WAR IN
GERMANY AND FRANCE. With a Map.

" No history of the events to which it relates can be
:orrect without reference to its statements." Literary
Gazette.

"The events detailed in this volume cannot fail to
xcite an in tense interest." Dublin Literary Gazette.

The only connected and well authenticated accoun
we have of the spirit-stirring scenes which preceded the
all of Napoleon. It introduces us into the cabinets am
resence of the allied monarchs. We observe the secre :
olicy of each individual : we see the course pursued by
te wily Bernadotte, the temporizing Metternich, ami
he ambitious Alexander. The work deserves a place in
very historical library." Globt.

" We hail with pleasure the appearance of the first
olume of the Cabinet Library." " The author had sin-
ilar facilities for obtaining the materials of his work,
nd he has introduced us to the movements and measures
f cabinets which have hitherto been hidden from the
vorld." American Traveller.

It may be regarded as the most authentic of all the
ublications which profess to detail the events of the
nportant campaigns, terminating with that which ge-
ured the capture of the French metropolis." Nat. Jour-
al.

It is in fact the only authentic account of the memo-
able events to which it refers." Nashville Banner.

The work deserves a place in every library." Phifa-
elphia Album.



MISCELLANEOUS.



A. MEMOIR OP SEBASTIAN CABOT, with
a Review of the History of Maritime Dis-
covery. Illustrated, toy Documents from
the Rolls, now first published*

" Put forth in the most unpretending manner, and
without a name, this work is of paramount importance
to the subjects of which it treats." Literary Gazette.

The author has corrected many grave errors, and in
general given us a clearer insight into transactions of
considerable national interest." Ib. " Will it not," says
he author, with just astonishment, "be deemed almost
ncredible, that the very instrument in the Records of
England, which recites the Great Discovery, and plainly
contemplates a scheme of Colonization, should, up to
his moment, have been treated by her own writers as
hat which first gave permission to go forth and explore ?"
Ib. "We must return to investigate several collateral
matters which we think deserving of more space than we
lan this week bestow. Meanwhile we recommend the
vork as one of great value and interest." Ib.

" The general reader, as well as the navigator and the
curious, will derive pleasure and information from this
well-written production." Courier.

"A specimen of honest inquiry. It is quite frightful to
,hink of the number of the inaccuracies it exposes: we
shall cease to have confidence in books." "The investi-
gation of truth is not the fashion of these times. But
svery sincere inquirer after historical accuracy ought to
)urchase the book as a curiosity: more false assertions
and inaccurate statements were never exposed in the
same compass. It has given us a lesson we shall never
"orget, and hope to profit by." Spectator.



HISTORY OF THE NORTHMEN, OR NOR-
MANS AND DANES J from the earliest
times to the Conquest of England toy
"William of Normandy. By Henry Whea-
ton, Member of the Scandinavian and
Icelandic Literary Societies of Copenha-
gen*

This work embraces the great leading features of Scan-
dinavian history, commencing with the heroic age, and
advancing from the earliest dawn of civilization to the
ntroduction of Christianity into the North its long and
aloody strife with Paganism the discovery and coloniza-
tion of Iceland, Greenland, and North America, by the
Norwegian navigators, before the time of Columbus the
military and maritime expeditions of the Northmen
their early intercourse of commerce and war with Con-
stantinople and the Eastern empire the establishment
of a Norman state in France, under Hollo, and the sub-
_ugation of England, first by the Danes, under Canute
the Great, and subsequently by the Normans, under
Duke William, the founder of the English monarchy.
It also contains an account of the mythology and litera-
ure of the ancient North the Icelandic language pre-
vailing all over the Scandinavian countries until the
formation of the present living tongues of Sweden and
Denmark an analysis of the Eddas, Sagas, and various
chronicles and songs relating to the Northern deities and
heroes, constituting the original materials from which
the work has been principally composed. It is intended
to illustrate the history of France and England during
the middle ages, and at the same time to serve as an
introduction to the modern history of De-nmark, Norway,
and Sweden.



LETTERS TO A YOUNG NATURALIST,
on the Study of Nature, and Natural The-
ology. By JAMES L. DRUMMOND, M. D.
&c. With numerous engravings.

" We know of no work, compressed within the same
limits, which seems so happily calculated to generate in
a young mind, and to renovate in the old, an ardent love
of nature in all her forms." Monthly Review.

"We cannot but eulogize, in the warmest manner, the
endeavor, and we must say the successful endeavor, of a
man of science, like Dr. Drurnmond, to bring down so
exalted a pursuit to the level of youthful faculties, and to
cultivate a taste at once so useful, virtuous, and refined."
JVezo Mont hh/ Mair.



PRIVATE MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BO-
NAPARTE, from the French of M. FAUVE-
LET DE BOURRIENNE, Private Secretary to
the Emperor. In 2 vols. 8vo.
The peculiar advantages of position in regard to
his present subject, solely enjoyed by M. de Bourri-
enne, his literary accomplishments and moral quali-
fications, have already obtained for these memoirs the
first rank in contemporary and authentic history. In
France, where they had been for years expected with
anxiety, and where, since the revolution, no work
connected with that period or its consequent events
has created so great a sensation, the volumes of Bour-
rienne have, from the first, been accepted as the only
trustworthy exhibition of the private life and political
principles of Napoleon.

" We know from the best political authority now liv-
ing in England, that the writers accounts are perfectly
corroborated by facts." Lit. Gaz.

ANNALS OF THE PENINSULAR CAM-
PAIGNS. By the Author of CYRIL THORN-
TON. In 3 vols. 12mo. with plates.

THE HISTORY OF LOUISIANA, particu-
larly of the Cession of that Colony to the
United States of North America ; with an
Introductory Essay on the Constitution and
Government of the United States, by M. DE
MARBOIS, Peer of France, translated from
the French by an American Citizen. In
1 vol. 8vo,

THE PERSIAN ADVENTURER. By the

Author of the KUZZILBASH. In 2 vols. 12mo.

" It is full of glowing descriptions of Eastern life."
Courier.

MORALS OF PLEASURE, Illustrated by
Stories designed for Young Persons, in 1
vol. 12mo.

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and its beautiful and at times affecting simplicity. A
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delicacy of sentiment such sweet lessons of morality
such deep and pure streams of virtue and piety, gush
forth to cleanse the juvenile mind from the grosser impu-
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V A few complete Seta of the Work are still for
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CONSIDERATIONS ON THE CURREN-
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UNITED STATES. By ALBERT GALLA-



SONGS OF THE AFFECTIONS. By FELICIA
HEMANS. Royal 18mo.



SCOTT, COOPER, AND WASHINGTON IRVING.



BY SIR WALTER SCOTT.



COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS, a Tale of

the Lower Empire. By the Author of Wa

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the characters and the scenes of action, could not have

been better selected for the display of the various and un

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war, and the splendor of chivalry the gorgeous scenery

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