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cence of the Grecian capital, and'the richness and volup

tuousness of the imperial court, will rise before the reader

in a succession of beautiful and dazzling images." Com

mercial Advertiser.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR WALTER
SCOTT. With a Portrait.

" This is a delightful volume, which cannot fail to sat
isfy every reader, and of which the contents ought to be
known to all those who would be deemed conversant with
the literature of our era." National Gazette.

HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. In 2 vols.

" The History of Scotland, by Sir Walter Scott, we do
not hesitate to declare, will be, if possible, more exten-
sively read, than the most popular work of fiction, by the

iame prolific author, and for this obvious reason: it com

)ines much of the brilliant coloring of the Ivanhoe pic
'ures of by-gone manners, and all the graceful facility of

tyle and picturesque ness of description of his other
charming romances, with a minute fidelity to the facts
of history, and a searching scrutiny into their authenti-
city and relative value, which might put to the blush
Mr. Hume and other professed historians. Such is the
nagic charm of Sir Walter Scott's pen, it has only to
.ouch the simplest incident of every-day life, and it starts
up invested with all the interest of a scene of romance ;
and yet such is his fidelity to the text of nature, that the

cnights, and serfs, and collared fools with whom his in-
ventive genius has peopled so many volumes, are regarded

>y us as not mere creations of fancy, but as real flesh and
blood existences, with all the virtues, feelings and errors
if common-place humanity." Lit. Gazette.

TALES OF A GRANDFATHER, being a
series from French History. By the Author
of WAVERLEY.



BY MR. COOPER.

THE BRAVO. By the Author of the SPY,
PILOT, &c. In 2 vols.

THE WATER- WITCH, OR THE SKIMMER
OF THE SEAS. In 2 vols.

' We have no hesitation in classing this among the
most powerful of the romances of our countryman."
U. States Gazette.

"We could ont break from the volumes, and may pre-
lict that they will excite the same interest in the minds
>f almost every reader. The concluding chapters produce
ntense emotion." National Gazette.

New Editions of the following Works by the
same Author.

NOTIONS OF THE AMERICANS, by a
Travelling Bachelor, 2 vols. 12mo.

THE WEPT OF WISH-TON-WISH, 2 vols.
12mo.

THE RED ROVER, 2 vols. 12mo.

THE SPY, 2 vols. 12mo.

THE PIONEERS, 2 vols. 12mo.

THE PILOT, a Tale of the Sea, 2 vols. 12mo.



LIONEL LINCOLN, OR THE LEAGUER 01
BOSTON, 2 vols.

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, 2 vols
12mo.

THE PRAIRIE, 2 vols. 12mo.



BY WASHINGTON IRVING.



VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES OF THE
COMPANIONS OF COLUMBUS. By
WASHINGTON IRVING, Author of the Life
of Columbus, &c. 1 vol. 8vo.

"Of the main work we may repeat that it possesses
the value of important history and the magnetism of ro
mantic adventure. It sustains in every respect the repu
tation of Irving." " We may hope that the gifted author
will treat in like manner the enterprises and exploits of
Pizarro and Cortes ; and thus complete a series of elegant
recitals, which will contribute to the esj>ecial gratifica-
tion of Americans, and form an imperishable fund of
delightful instruction for all ages and countries." Nat
Gazette.

" As he leads us from one savage tribe to another, as
le paints successive scenes of heroism, perseverance ant
self-denial, as he wanders among the magnificent scenes
of nature, as he relates with scrupulous fidelity the
errors, and the crimes, even of those whose lives are for
he most part marked with traits to command admira
ion, and perhaps esteem everywhere we find him the
aine undeviating, but beautiful moralist, gathering fron
?very incident some lesson to present in striking Ian
guage to the reason and the heart." Am. Quarterly Re-
new.

" This is a delightful volume; for the preface truly says
hat the expeditions narrated and springing out of the
'oyages of Columbus may be compared with attempts of
idventurous knights-errant to achieve the enterprise left
infinished by some illustrious predecessors Washington
rving's name is a pledge how well their stories will be
old: and we only regret that we must of necessity defer
ur extracts for a week." London Lit. Gazette.

A CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF
GRENADA. By WASHINGTON IRVING,
Esq. In 2 vols.

" On the whole, this work will sustain the high fame
)f Washington Irving. It fills a blank in the historical
ibrary which ought not to have remained so long a
)lank. The language throughout is at once chaste and
animated ; and the narrative may be said, like Spenser's
''airy Queen, to present one long gallery of splendid pic-
ures." Land, Lit. Gazette.

"Collecting his materials from various historians, and
idopting in some degree trw tone and manner of a monk-
sh chronicler, he has embodied them in a narrative whish
n manner reminds us of the rich and storied pages of
''roissart He dwells on the feats of chivalry performed
iy the Christian Knights, with all the ardor which might
)e expected from a priest, who mixed, according to the
sage of the times, not only in the palaces of courtly
obles, and their gay festivals, as an honored and wel-
ome guest, but who was their companion in the camp,
nd their spiritual and indeed bodily comforter and as-
istant in the field of battle. Jim. Quarterly Review.

New Editions of the following Works ly the
same Author.

THE SKETCH BOOK, 2 vois. 12mo.

KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW
YORK, revised and corrected. 2 vols.

BRACEBRIDGE HALL, OR THE HUMOR-

ISTS, 2 vols. 12mo.

TALES OF A TRAVELLER, 2 vols. 12mo.



TRAVELS, AtfXUALS, &c.



NOTES ON ITALY, during the years 1829-30.
By REMBRANDT PEALE. In 1 vol. 8vo.

"This artist will gratify all reasonable expectation;
he is neither ostentatious, nor dogmatical, nor too mi-
lute ; he is not a partisan nor a carper ; he admires with-
out servility, he criticises without malevolence; his
frankness and good humor give an agreeable color and
effect to all his decisions, and the object of them ; his book
leaves a useful general idea of the names, works, and de-
sorts, of the great masters; it is an instructive and enter-
taining index." JVa. Gaz.

" We have made a copious extract in preceding columns
from this interesting work of our countryman, Rembrandt
Peale, recently published. It has received high commen-
dation from respectable sources, which is justified by the
portions we have seen extracted." CommercialJldvertiser.
Mr. Peale must be allowed the credit of candor and
entire freedom from affectation in the judgments he has
passed. At the same time, we should not omit to notice
the variety, extent, and minuteness of his examinations.
No church, gallery, or collection, was passed by, and most
of the individual pictures are separately and carefully
noticed." 1m. Quarterly Review.

FRAGMENTS OF VOYAGES AND TRAV-
ELS, INCLUDING ANECDOTES OF NAVAL
LIFE ; intended chiefly for the Use of Young
Persons. By BASIL HALL, Capt. R. N. In
2 vols. royal 18mo.

' His volumes consist of a melange of autobiography,
naval anecdotes, and sketches of a somewhat discursive
ature, which we have felt much pleasure in perusing."
'The title page to these volumes indicates their being
chiefly intended for young persons, but we are much mis-
taken if the race of gray-beards will be among the least
numerous of the readers of ' midshipmen's pranks and
the humors of the green room. 1 " Lit. Oazette.

A TOUR IN AMERICA. By BASIL HALL,
Capt. R. N. In 2 vols. 12mo.

SKETCHES OF CHINA, with Illustrations

from Original Drawings. By W. W. WOOD.

In 1 vol. 12mo.

" The residence of the author in China, during the
years 1826-7-8 and 9, has enabled him to collect much
very curious information relative to this singular people,
which he has embodied in his work; and will serve to
gratify the curiosity of many whose time or dispositions
do not allow them to seek, in the voluminous writings of
the Jesuits and early travellers, the information contained

the present work. The recent discussion relative to
the renewal of the East India Company's Charter, has
xcitcil much interest; and among ourselves, the desire
to be further acquainted with the subjects of 'the Celes-
tial Empire,' has been considerably augmented."

EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE
MISSISSIPPI, Executed by order of the
Government of the United States. By MA-
JOR S. H. LONG. In 2 vols. 8vo. With Plates.

HISTORICAL, CHRONOLOGICAL, GEO-
GRAPHICAL, AND STATISTICAL AT-
LAS OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERI-
CA, AND THE WEST INDIES, with all
their Divisions into States, Kingdoms, &c.
on the Plan of Le Sage, and intended as a
companion to Lavoisne's Atlas. In 1 vol.
folio, containing 54 Maps. Third Edition,
improved and enlarged.



ATLANTIC SOUVENIR, FOR 1832.

This volume is superbly bound in embossed
leather, and ornamented with numerous plates,
executed in the best style, by the first artists.
No expense has been spared in the endeavor



to render it worthy of the purpose for which it
is intended.

EMBELLISHMENTS. 1. The Hungarian Prin-
cess, engraved by Illman and Pillbrow, from a
picture by Holmes. 2. The Bower of Paphos,
engraved by Ellis, from a picture by Martin.
3. The Duchess and Sancho, engraved by Du-
rand, from a picture by Leslie. 4. Richard and
Saladin, engraved by Ellis, from a picture by
Cooper. 5. The Rocky Mountains, engraved
by Hatch and Smilie, from a picture by
Doughty. 6. Lord Byron in Early Youth,
engraved by Ellis, from a picture by Saunders.
7. Tiger Island, engraved by Neagle, from
a picture by Stanfield. 8. The Blacksmith,
engraved by Kelly, from a picture by Neagle.
9. The Tight Shoe, engraved by Kelly, from
a picture by Richter. 10. Isadore, engraved
by Illman and Pillbrow, from a picture by
Jackson. 11. The Dutch Maiden, engraved
by Neagle, from a picture by Newton. 12.
The Mother's Grave, engraved by Neagle, from
a picture by Schaffer.

ATLANTIC SOUVENIR FOR 1831.

EMBELLISHMENTS. 1. Frontispiece. The
Shipwrecked Family, engraved by Ellis, from
a picture by Burnet. 2. Shipwreck off Fort
Rouge, Calais, engraved by Ellis, from a pic-
ture by Stanfield. 3. Infancy, engraved by
Kelly, from a picture by Sir Thomas Law-
rence. 4. Lady Jane Grey, engraved by Kelly,
from a picture by Leslie. 5. Three Score and
Ten, engraved by Kearny, from a picture by
Burnet. 6. The Hour of Rest, engraved by
Kelly, from a picture by Burnet. 7. The Min-
strel, engraved by Ellis, from a picture by Les-
lie. 8. Arcadia, engraved by Kearny, from a
picture by Cockerell. 9. The Fisherman's
Return, engraved by Neagle, from a picture
by Collins. 10. The Marchioness of Carmar-
then, granddaughter of Charles Carroll of Car-
rollton, engraved by Illman and Pillbrow, from
a picture by Mrs. Mee. 11. Morning among
the Hills, engraved by Hatch, from a picture
by Doughty. 12. Los Musicos, engraved by
Ellis, from a picture by Watteau.

A few copies of the ATLANTIC SOUVE-
NIR, for 1830, are still for sale.



THE BOOK OF THE SEASONS. By
WILLIAM HOWITT.

"Since the publication of the Journal of a Naturalist,
no work at once so interesting and instructive as the
Book of the Seasons has been submitted to the public.
Whether in reference to the utility of its design, or the
grace and beauty of its execution, it will amply merit the
popularity it is certain to obtain. It is, indeed, cheering
and refreshing to meet with such a delightful volume, so
full of nature and truth in which reflection and experi-
ence derive aid from imagination in which we are
taught much ; but in such a manner as to make it doubt-
ful whether we have not been amusing ourselves all the
time we have been reading." JVezo Monthly Magazine.

" The Book of the Seasons is a delightful book, and
recommended to all lovers of nature." Blackwood's Mag-
azine.



EDUCATION.



LESSONS ON THINGS, intended to improve
Children in the Practice of Observation, Re-
flection and Description, on the System of
PESTALOZZI, edited by JOHN FROST, A. M.
The publishers request the attention of
teachers, school committees, and all who are
desirous of improving 1 the methods of instruc-
tion, to this work, which is on a plan hitherto
unattempted by any school-book in this coun-
try, and which has been attended with extra-
ordinary success in England.

The following remarks on the work are ex-
tracted from the " Quarterly Journal of Edu-
cation."

"This little volume is a 'corrected and re-corrected' edi-
tion of lessons actually given to children, and, therefore,
possesses a value to which no book made in the closet
can lay claim, being the result of actual experiment.
The work consists of a number of lessons, divided into
five series; beginning with subjects the most easy and
elementary, it gradually increases in difficulty, each suc-
cessive step being adapted to the mind of the child as it
acquires fresh stores of knowledge.

" Every part of these lessons is interesting to the child,
both on account of the active operation into which his
own mind is necessarily called by the manner in which
the lessons are given ; and also by the attractive nature
of many of the materials which form the subject of the
lessons. In the first and most elementary series, the pupil
is simply taught to make a right use of his organs of
sense, and to exercise his judgment so far only as relates
to tlio objects about him; and accordingly the matter
brought before him at this stage, is such that its obvious
properties can be discovered and described by a child who
has acquired a tolerable knowledge of his mother tongue."

OUTLINES OF HISTORY, from the Earliest
Records to the Present Time. Prepared for
the Use of Schools, with Questions, by JOHN
FROST, A. M.

" The main object of the work is, by giving a selection
of interesting and striking facts from more elaborate his-
tories, properly and carefully arranged, with chronological
tables, to render the study of general history less dry and
repulsive than it has been heretofore. This, we think is
fully accomplished. Very great care appears to have been
bestowed on the selections, and in arranging the chrono-
logical tables, as well as in the classification of the his-
torical matter into parts and chapters. The work will
sufficiently recommend itself to all who examine it."
Sat. Evening Post.

"To concentrate in one comparatively small volume, a
complete epitome of the entire history of the world, an-
cient and modern, so treated as to present a correct image
of it, would seem to be an object to be wished for, rather
than expected ; the ' Outlines of History,' however, realize
this object ''Asiatic Journal.

"We consider that Mr. F has done a service to schools,
by the time and labor which he has bestowed upon this
work; the marginal dates will be found of great service,
but the chapters of questions upon the text, and upon the
maps, to illustrate the geography of the history, will es-
pecially recommend the work to the attention of teach-
ers.''^. Gazette.

Philadelphia, July NKA, 1831.

"The 'Outlines of History.' I consider an excellent
class-book of general history for the use of schools. The
questions added by Mr. Frost, are a most valuable auxili-
ary for the teacher as'well as the pupil. I shall use the
'Outlines' in my school, and cordially recommend it to
parents and teachers. S. C. WALKER."

Philadelphia, April 30A, 1831.

" DEAR SIR, I have just received a copy of your edition
of the 'Outlines of History.' From a cursory perusal, I
am disposed to give it a high rank as a school-book. So
well satisfied ani I with the arrangement and execution
of the work, that I intend to put it immediately into the
hands of a class in my own school.

" Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
" MR. JOHN- FROST." " LEVI FLETCHER.



TRENCH AND SPANISH.



BY A. BOLMAR.

A COLLECTION OF COLLOQUIAL
PHRASES on every Topic necessary to main-
tain Conversation, arranged under different
heads, with numerous remarks on the peculiar
pronunciation and use of various words the
whole so disposed as considerably to facilitate
the acquisition of a correct pronunciation of
the French. By A. BOLMAR. One vol. 18mo.

A SELECTION OF ONE HUNDRED
PERRIN'S FABLES, accompanied by a Key,
containing the text, a literal and free trans-
lation, arranged in such a manner as to point
out the difference between the French and the
English idiom, also a figured pronunciation of
the French, according to the best French works
extant on the subject; the whole preceded by
a short treatise on the sounds of the French
language, compared with those of the English.

LES AVENTURES DE TELEMAQUE
PAR FENELON, accompanied by a Key to
the first eight books ; containing like the Fa-
bles the Text a Literal and Free Trans-
lation ; intended as a Sequel to the Fables.

The expression 'figured pronunciation,' is above em-
ployed to express that the words in the Key to the French
Fables are spelt and divided as they are pronounced. It
what WALKER has done in his Critical Pronouncing Di
tionary ; for instance, he indicates the pronunciation of the
word enough, by dividing and spelling it t/ius, e-nuf. In
the same manner I indicate the pronunciation f the word
comptaient thus, kon-to. As the understanding of the
figured pronunciation of WALKER requires the student to
be acquainted with the primitive sounds of the English vote-
els, he must likewise, before he can understand the figured
pronunciation of the French, make himself acquainted with
the 20 primitive sounds of the French vowels. This any
intelligent person can get from a native, or from a*
who reads French well, in a few hours.

A COMPLETE TREATISE ON THE GEN-
DERS OF FRENCH NOUNS; in a small
pamphlet of fourteen pages.

This little work, which is the most complete
of the kind, is the fruit of great labor, and will
prove of immense service to every learner.

ALL THE FRENCH VERBS, BOTH REG-
ULAR AND IRREGULAR, in a small volume.

The verbs elre to be, avoir to have, parler to speak,
finir to finish, recevoir to receive, vendre to sell, se
\ever to rise, se bien porter to be well, s'en aJler to go
away, are here all conjugated through affirmatively
negatively interrogatively and negatively and in-
terrogatively an arrangement which will greatly fa-
cilitate the' scholar in his learning the French verbs,
and which will save the master the trouble of explain-
ing over and over again what may be much more
easily learned from books, thus leaving him more time
to give his pupil, during the lesson, that instruction
which cannot be found in books, but which must be
learned from a master.

NEUMAN'S SPANISH AND ENGLISH
DICTIONARY. New Edition, in one vol.
16mo.



CLASSICAL LITERATURE.



INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY op THE
GREEK CLASSIC POETS, for the use of
Young Persons at School or College.

Contents. General Introduction; Ho-
meric Questions ; Life of Homer ; Iliad ;
Odyssey; Margites; Batrachomyomachia ;
Hymns ; Hesiod. By Henry Nelson Cole-
ridge.

" We have been highly pleased with this little volume.
This work supplies a want which we have often painfully
oil, and affords a manual which we should gladly see
>laced in the hands of every embryo under-graduate.
We look forward to the next portion of this work with
very eager and impatient expectation." British Critic.

" Mr. Coleridge's work not only deserves the praise of
:lear, eloquent and scholar like exposition of the prelimi-
nary matter, which is necessary in order to understand
and enter into the character of the great Poet of anti-
uity; but it has likewise the more rare merit of being
dmirably adapted for its acknowledged purpose. It is
vritten in that fresh and ardent spirit, which to the con-
genial mind of youth, will convey instruction in the
nost effective manner, by awakening the desire of it;
.nd by enlisting the lively and buoyant feelings in the
a<ise of useful and improving study; while, by its preg-
nant hrevity, it is more likely to stimulate than to super-
ede more profound and extensive research. If then, as it
3 avowedly intended for the use of the younger readers
f Homer, and, as it is impossible not to discover, with a
lore particular view to tiie great school to which the au-
hor owes his education, we shall be much mistaken if it
oes not become as popular as it will be useful in that
elebrated establishment." Quarterly Review.

" We sincerely hope that Mr. Coleridge will favor us
ith a continuation of his work, which he promises."
Oent. Mag.

' The author of this elegant volume has collected a vast
mass of valuable information. To the higher classes of
he public schools, and young men of universities, this
olume will be especially valuable; as it will afford an
greeable relief of light reading to more grave studies, at
nee instructive and entertaining." Wesle^an Methodist
Magazine.

ATLAS OF ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY, con-
sisting of 21 Colored Maps, with a complete
Accentuated Index. By SAMUEL BUTLER,
D. D., F. R. S. (fee. Archdeacon of Derby.

By the same Author.

JEOGRAPHIA CLASSICA: a Sketch of
Ancient Geography, for the Use of Schools.
In 8vo.

Extract of a Letter from Professor Stuart of
Andover.

" I have used Butler's Atlas Classica for 12 or 14 years,
nd prefer it on the score of convenience and correctness

any atlas within the compass of my knowledge. It
s evidently a work of much care and taste, and most

appily adapted to classical readers and indeed all others,
i\\n consult the history of past ages. I have long cherish-
it a strong desire to see the work brought forward in this
ountry, and I am exceedingly gratified that you have
arried through this undertaking. The beautiful manner

1 which the specimen is executed that you have sent me
oes great credit to engravers and publishers. It cannot



MECHANICS, MANUFACTURES, &e.



that our school



w .1 fa FTo adopt "'"' * P"".'"



A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON RAIL-
ROADS, AND INTERIOR COMMUNI-
CATION IN GENERAL containing an
account of the performances of the different
Locomotive Engines at, and subsequent to,
the Liverpool Contest; upwards of two
hundred and sixty Experiments with Tables
of the comparative value of Canals and Rail-
roads, and the power of the present Locomo-
tive Engines. By NICHOLAS WOOD, Colliery
Viewer, Member of the Institution of Civil
Engineers, &c. 8vo. with plates.

" In this, the able author has brought up his treatise to
the date of the latest improvements in this nationally

'rnportant plan. We consider the volume to be one of

great general interest." Lit. Oaz.

" We must, in justice, refer the reader to the work
tself, stronsrjy assuring him that, whether he be a man of

science, or one totajly unacquainted with its technical

difficulties, he will here receive instruction arid pleasure,
n a degree which we have seldom seen united before."

Monthly Rev.

REPORTS ON LOCOMOTIVE AND FIXED
ENGINES. By J. STEPHENSON and J.
WALKER, Civil Engineers. With an Ac-
count of the Liverpool and Manchester Rail-
road, by H. BOOTH. In 8vo. with plates.

MILLWRIGHT AND MILLER'S GUIDE.
By OLIVER EVANS. New Edition, with ad-
ditions and corrections, by the Professor of
Mechanics in the Franklin Institute of
Pennsylvania, and a description of an im-
proved Merchant Flour-Mill, with engrav-
ings, by C. & O. EVANS, Engineers.

THE NATURE AND PROPERTIES OF THE
SUGAR CANE, with Practical Directions
for its Culture, and the Manufacture of its
various Products; detailing the improved
Methods of Extracting, Boiling, Refining,
and Distilling; also Descriptions of the Best
Machinery, and useful Directions for the
general Management of Estates. By GEORGE
RICHARDSON PORTER.

'This volume contains a valuable mass of scientific
and practical information, and is, indeed, a compendium
if everything interesting relative to colonial agriculture
and manufacture." Intelligencer.

"We can altogether recommend this volume as a most
-aluable addition to the library of the home West India
merchant, as well as that of the resident planter." Lit.
Gazette.

" This work may be considered one of the most valua-
le books that has yet issued from the press connected
vith colonial interests; indeed, we know of no greater
>rvice we could render West India proprietors, than in
ecomrnending the study of Mr. Porter's volume." Spec-
tator.

" The work before us contains such valuable, scientific,
and practical information, that we have no doubt it will



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/ork, and bring it into very geeral circulation. I know
f none which in all respects would supply its place."


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