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Title: Carey & Hart's Catalog (1852)
Author: Hart, Abraham, Carey, Edward
Language: English
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[Transcriber's Notes: Originally Published in "Pencil Sketches: Or
Outlines of Character and Manners" by Miss Leslie.]

Carey & Hart's Catalog 1852



The Best Illustrated Works at 50 Cents a Volume

=CAREY & HART'S= Library of Humorous American Works, With Illustrations
by Darley.


_Price 50 Cents. (Complete.)_

=THEATRICAL APPRENTICESHIP= AND Anecdotal Recollections OF

SOL. SMITH, Esq.
COMEDIAN, LAWYER, ETC. ETC.

WITH EIGHT ORIGINAL DESIGNS.

CONTENTS.

Early Scenes--Wanderings In the West--Cincinnati in Early Life--"One Man
in his Time plays many Parts"--Expedient to gain a Livelihood--Early
Days of Edwin Forrest--The Manager in Distress--Pittsburgh
Theatricals--Philadelphia Gardens in 1824--The Old Chatham
Theatre--Star-gazing in New York--Concerts in New Jersey--Getting thro'
a Winter--Strolling in Canada--The Murderous Alleghanians--Dawning of
the Drama in Lewistown--Floating down the Stream--Theatricals in
Kentucky--Anecdotal Recollections since 1827--A Theatrical Dentist--The
Rival Vocalists--Pettifogging in St. Louis--A Friendly Game of
Poker--Tom the Curtain Man--The Manager and Planter, Signor
Matthieu--Letter to Rev. A. Ballard--My First and Last Sermon--Tennessee
Door-keeper--The Player and the Phrenologist--Interview with an Editor,
&c. &c.

"A very whimsical apprenticeship it is, making it impossible to
preserve, while reading it, the slightest approach to gravity. Indeed,
we have seldom met with a book so irresistibly provocative of a
perpetual 'broad grin.' It is as good as a play, and a play of the
richest comedy."--_Jeffersonian._


_Price 50 Cents. (Complete.)_

=MAJOR JONES' SKETCHES OF TRAVEL.=

COMPRISING THE SCENES, INCIDENTS AND ADVENTURES IN HIS =TOUR FROM
GEORGIA TO CANADA=.

_With Eight Original Engravings, from Designs by Darley._

THIRD EDITION.

"Not only fun, but information is to be gained from them."--_Saturday
Post._

"It contains palpable and amusing bits on the people and customs of
different places."--_Baltimore Patriot._

"The wit is of the 'Sam Slick' sort."--_N. Y. Commercial._


_Price 50 Cents. (Complete.)_

=STREAKS OF SQUATTER LIFE= AND FAR-WEST SCENES.

A SERIES OF HUMOROUS SKETCHES DESCRIPTIVE OF INCIDENTS AND CHARACTER IN
THE WILD WEST.

BY "SOLITAIRE,"
(JOHN S. ROBB, _of St. Louis, Mo_.)

AUTHOR OF "SWALLOWING OYSTERS ALIVE."

_With Eight Humorous Illustrations by Darley._

CONTENTS.

The Western Wanderings of a Typo--"Not a Drop more, Major, unless it's
sweetened"--Nettle Bottom Ball--A Cat Story--A Spiritual Sister--Hoss
Allen's Apology--Natural Acting--A Canal Adventure--The Standing
Candidate--An Emigrant's Perils--Fun with a "Bar"--Telegraphing an
Express--The Preemption Right--Yaller Pledges--George Munday, the
Hatless Prophet--Courting in French Hollow--The Second
Advent--Settlement Fun--"Doing" a Landlord--Who is Sir George
Simpson?--Letters from a Baby--Seth Tinder's First Courtship--The Death
Struggle--"Who are They?"

"Mr. Robb is better known probably as 'Solitaire,' under which name he
has written some very broad, farcical sketches of Western manners for
the _Reveille_, of St. Louis. Some of the sketches in this volume are
spirited and cleverly written, and they are all lively and full of
animal spirits; but they are too brief to contain a development of
character. The best sketch is the story of 'Old Sugar,' which is
illustrated by an exceedingly fine drawing by Darley. We feel, after
inspecting the designs in this book, that we have heretofore underrated
the comic powers of this admirable artist; there are evidences in some
of these designs of a very high order of genius."--_N. Y. Mirror._


_Price 50 Cents. (Complete.)_

=MAJOR JONES' COURTSHIP.=

_Twelfth Edition, with Two Additional Letters_, AND THIRTEEN HUMOROUS
PLATES.

CONTENTS.

Major Jones' Courtship detailed, with other Scenes and Adventures, in a
Series of Letters by himself.

"Messrs. Carey & Hart have published the drollest of the droll books of
the season. It is a strange production, but so brimful of fun, that half
a drop would make it run over."--_U. S. Gazette._


_Price 50 Cents. (Complete.)_

=THE DRAMA AT POKERVILLE=, The Bench and Bar of Jurytown, AND OTHER
STORIES AND INCIDENTS.

BY "EVERPOINT,"
(J. M. FIELD, ESQ., OF THE ST. LOUIS REVEILLE.)

CONTENTS.

The Drama in Pokerville--The Great Small Affair Announcement--Feeling in
Pokerville--The Great Small Affair Opening--The Great Pokerville
Preliminaries--The Great Small Affair Mystery--The Great Pokerville
Re-union--The Great Small Affair Dinner--The Great Pokerville "Saw"--The
Great Small Affair Scandal--The Great Small Affair Chastisement--The
Great Small Affair Duel--What was built on the Great Small Affair
Foundation--The Bench and Bar of Jurytown--A Sucker in a Warm Bath--An
"Awful Place"--The Elk Runners--"Old Sol" in a Delicate Situation--The
"Gagging Scheme," or, West's Great Picture--Establishing the
Science--Ole Bull in the "Solitude"--How our Friend B----'s Hair
went--A Fancy Barkeeper--"Mr. Nobble!"--"Honey Run"--A Hung
Jury--Paternal Gushings--A Werry Grave Exhortation--"Your Turn next,
Sir"--Stopping to "Wood"--Death of Mike Fink--Establishing a
Connection--A Night in a Swamp--Steamboat Miseries--A Resurrectionist
and his Freight.

"When we say that it is entirely worthy of him, in design and execution,
our readers 'had better believe it,' we could not pay the work a higher
compliment."--_N. Y. Spirit of the Times._


_Price 50 Cents. (Complete.)_

=A QUARTER RACE IN KENTUCKY=, AND OTHER STORIES.

BY W. T. PORTER, ESQ.

EDITOR OF THE "BIG BEAR OF ARKANSAS," ETC.

CONTENTS.

A Quarter Race in Kentucky--A Shark Story--Lanty Oliphant in Court--Bill
Morse on the City Taxes--Ance Veasy's Fight with Reub Sessions--The
Fastest Funeral on Record--Going to Bed before a Young Lady--A Millerite
Miracle--Old Singletire--"Running a Saw" on a French Gentleman--Breaking
a Bank--Taking the Census--Dick Harlau's Tennessee Frolic--"Falling off
a Log" in a Game of "Seven up"--The "Werry Fast Crab"--"French without a
Master"--A Rollicking Dragoon Officer--The Georgia Major in Court--Uncle
Billy Brown "Glorious"--Old Tuttle's Last Quarter Race--Bill Dean, the
Texan Ranger--The Steamboat Captain who was averse to Racing--Bob
Herring the Arkansas Bear-Hunter--McAlpin's Trip to Charleston--Indian
Rubber Pills--A Murder Case in Mississippi--Kicking a Yankee--A
"Down-east" Original--Somebody in my Bed--A Day at Sol. Slice's--Cupping
on the Starnum--A Bear Story--Playing Poker in Arkansas--&c. &c.

"It is illustrated with original engravings from designs by Darley. The
'Quarter Race in Kentucky' is one of the best stories that was ever
penned, and the volume contains a number of others, that have from time
to time appeared in the Spirit of the Times, which are hard to
beat."--_N. O. Picayune._


_Price 50 Cents. (Complete.)_

=THE YANKEE AMONGST THE MERMAIDS.=

BY W. E. BURTON, COMEDIAN.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY DARLEY.

CONTENTS.

The Yankee amongst the Mermaids; a Yarn by a Cape Codder, with an
illustration--Leap Year; or, A Woman's Privilege--The Two Pigs, a
Swinish Colloquy--Thaumaturgia; Part First. The Yankee in Hell, with an
illustration; Part Second, The Resurrectionists; Part Third, The
Canal-boat; Part Fourth, The Last and the Least--My First Fight, with an
illustration--Immiscible Immigration, a petty Peter Pindaric--Sam
Weller, a Soliloquy in Verse--The Pic-Nic Party, with two
illustrations--The Poetry of Niagara--A Wet Day at a Watering Place--My
First Punch, with an illustration--The Scapegrace and the Scapegoat, a
Matter-of-fact Sketch--The Old Dutchman and his Long Box, with an
illustration--The Man in the Big Boots--Dickey Doddicombe, with an
illustration--Philadelphia in the Dog-days--&c. &c.

"The drollest specimen of waggery that ever emanated from that drollest
of men, Burton."--_The City Item._


_Price 50 Cents. (Complete.)_

ODD LEAVES FROM THE LIFE OF A =LOUISIANA "SWAMP DOCTOR."=

BY MADISON TENSAS, M. D.
EX V. P. M. S. U. KY.

CONTENTS.

The City Physician _versus_ The Swamp Doctor--My Early Life--Getting
acquainted with the Medicines--A Tight Race considerin'--Taking Good
Advice--The Day of Judgment--A Rattlesnake on a Steamboat--Frank and the
Professor--The Curious Widow--The Mississippi Patent Plan for pulling
Teeth--Valerian and the Panther--Seeking a Location--Cupping an
Irishman--Being Examined for my Degree--Stealing a Baby--The "Swamp
Doctor" to Esculapius--My First Call in the Swamp--The Man of
Aristocratic Diseases--The Indefatigable Bear-hunter--Love in a
Garden--How to cure Fits--A Struggle for Life.


_Price 50 cents. (Complete.)_

THE =WIDOW RUGBY'S HUSBAND=, AND OTHER STORIES.

By JOHNSON J. HOOPER, Esq.

_Author of "Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs."_

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY ELLIOTT.

"A collection of humorous stories well calculated to provoke laughter.
We advise the immediate purchase of the book, but a temperate use of
it--one story at a sitting will be sufficient; a greater indulgence
might result seriously. The very pictures have set us in a roar, and we
can scarce compose our nerves sufficiently to make our words
intelligible to the compositor."--_Philada. Advertiser._

"This is, of course, quite full of fun--'all sorts' of fun; and those
who want a good laugh, should take a peep at Elliot's very original
comic illustrations."--_Am. Courier._

"This book is by the favorite and witty author of 'Adventures of Simon
Suggs,' with original designs by the inimitable Darley. It is a capital
illustration of the laughable side of Western and Southern life. If you
would enjoy a broad laugh, buy it."--_City Item._

"There is enough 'fun' in this volume to 'spice' a magazine for a
twelvemonth."--_Southern Literary Gazette._

"Excellent for dispelling care are the humorous works with which Mr. A.
Hart, Chestnut and Fourth streets, is supplying the lovers of mirth. His
is the only 'library' of the kind in the country, where genuine humor is
measured out in periodical doses, and always warranted to make a man
'laugh and grow fat.' That is the motto, and a capital one it is. The
last lot is labelled 'Widow Rugby's Husband,' divided into a number of
the most comical and amusing stories imaginable. The illustrations of 'A
Ride with Old Kit,' 'A Night at the Ugly Man's,' 'Captain McFadden,' and
the 'Poor Joke,' are among the richest provocatives to a hearty
laugh."--_American Courier._


_Price 50 cents. (Complete.)_

=Polly Peablossom's Wedding=, AND OTHER TALES AND SKETCHES,

BY THE HON. J. LAMAR, THE HON. R. M. CHARLTON,
AND
_By the Author of "Streaks of Squatter Life,"
"Major Jones's Courtship" &c._

With Engravings from Original Designs by Elliott.

"A mirth-provoking book, well calculated to enliven an evening and put
to flight ennui, melancholy, and all the gloomy humors 'flesh is heir
to.'"--_Philadelphia Advertiser._


_Price 50 cents._

=MISSISSIPPI SCENES=: OR, SKETCHES OF SOUTHERN LIFE AND ADVENTURE.

BY JOS. B. COBB.

"The peculiar manners and odd customs, the curious ways, and still more
curious people who reside, live, or float on the great river, are passed
in review, and pleasant stories are told about them."--_Boston Evening
Gazette._

"The stories are well told, and some of the sketches of character are
well drawn."--_Savannah News._

"We have here a neat volume of sketches by one of the contributors of
the Gazette; a gentleman of fine abilities and finished education, who
resides in Mississippi. The present volume is confined entirely to
scenes of Southern Life, all of which are told with spirit and
naturalness."--_Saturday Gazette._

"This is a pleasant book, and interesting from the circumstance of the
sketches, as the author tells us in his preface, being chiefly drawn
from real scenes and characters, illustrative of life in Mississippi;
and, happily, for the most part, not the low comic life affected by so
many of the recent painters of Southern manners and adventures."--_North
American._

"The sketches before us are full of captivating and amusing incidents;
and to the Mississippi reader, they are peculiarly interesting, from the
fact that many of the 'Scenes' are laid within the borders of our own
State. To all who would enjoy an entertaining volume, we commend this
work."--_The Mississippian._

"A graphic description of the peculiarities of people in a new country,
in which curious relations are blended with satire and broad humour,
cannot fail to amuse. Such is the character of this agreeable
volume."--_Baltimore American._


=NOBODY'S SON:=
OR,
=Adventures of Percival Maberry.=

WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

_Price 50 cents._

"'Nobody's Son' will interest and please everybody. It is a delightful
book--a novelty in its way, and full to overflowing with curious and
absorbing events. Those who read the first chapter will not lay it down
until the story is mastered entire."--_City Item._

"A well-written story of adventure, bordering somewhat on the
marvellous, but an agreeable and interesting book."--_Savannah News._

"This is a well-written book, by an author from whom we hope to hear
again. It is full of incident and adventure, while Maberry himself is
exceedingly well drawn."--_Saturday Gazette._



STANDARD WORKS.


LORD BACON'S WORKS.

=Price Reduced to $7 50.=

In 3 Royal 8vo. Volumes, Cloth Gilt.

=THE WORKS OF LORD BACON=, WITH A MEMOIR, AND A TRANSLATION OF HIS LATIN
WRITINGS,

BY BASIL MONTAGU, ESQ.

In Three Volumes, Octavo.

The American edition of the works of Lord Bacon now offered to the
public, is reprinted from the most approved English edition, that of
Basil Montagu, Esq., which has recently issued from the celebrated press
of Pickering, (the modern Aldus.) in seventeen octavo volumes. It
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Latin being translated into English_. In order to render the publication
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as well as by those general readers who study economy, the seventeen
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Being printed from the most accurate as well as complete English
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bringing on that glorious crisis, destined, we doubt not, one day to
arrive, when, according to the allegorical representation of that great
poet, who was not only the Admirer of Bacon, but in some respects his
kindred genius--TRUTH, though 'hewn like the mangled body of Osiris,
into a thousand pieces, and scattered to the four winds, shall be
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"We are more gratified than we can find words to express, to find a
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=WALTER SCOTT'S COMPLETE WORKS.=

_In 10 vols., Royal 8vo., Cloth gilt, for only $10!!_

Including the Waverly Novels, Poetical and Prose Works, with the
Author's latest Corrections.

_Also, Full-bound Library Style Price_ $12.50.


=Price Reduced to $2 50.=

THE WAVERLEY NOVELS.

COMPLETE.

3340 Pages for Two Dollars and a Half.

CAREY & HART, have recently published

A NEW EDITION OF

=THE WAVERLEY NOVELS=,

BY SIR WALTER SCOTT,

_With all the Author's latest Notes and Additions, Complete, without the
slightest Abridgment._

In Five Royal 8vo. volumes, upwards of 650 Pages in each volume.

CONTENTS.

Waverley, Guy Mannering, Antiquary, Rob Roy, Black Dwarf, Old Mortality,
Heart of Mid-Lothian, Bride of Lammermoor, Legend of Montrose, Ivanhoe,
The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, Fortunes of Nigel,
Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, Redgauntlet, The
Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Highland Widow, Two Drovers, My
Aunt Margaret's Mirror, Tapestried Chamber, The Laird's Jock, Fair Maid
of Perth. Anne of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous,
The Surgeon's Daughter.

The object of the publishers in thus reducing the price of the Waverley
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reach of every family in the country. There is _now_ no fireside that
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half--TWO DOLLARS AND A HALF for twenty-five of Sir Walter Scott's
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was originally published at a guinea and a half!!! It seems impossible,
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instruction be obtained for ten times the money, for the Waverley Novels
alone form a Library.

The publishers wish it to be distinctly understood, that, while the
price is so greatly reduced the work is in no way abridged, but is
CAREFULLY PRINTED FROM, AND CONTAINS EVERY WORD IN THE LAST EDINBURGH
EDITION, in forty-eight volumes, which sells for seventy-two dollars.

Now is the time to buy! Such an opportunity may never again occur. Let
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THE Prose Writers of America, WITH A SURVEY OF THE INTELLECTUAL HISTORY,
CONDITION, AND PROSPECTS OF THE COUNTRY.

BY RUFUS WILMOT GRISWOLD.

_FOURTH EDITION, REVISED._

_Illustrated with Portraits from Original Pictures._

Complete in one volume octavo--$3 50.

CONTENTS.

Intellectual History, Condition, and Prospects of the Country--Edwards,
Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Dwight, Marshall, Hamilton, Ames, J. Q.
Adams, C. B. Brown, Wirt, Quincy, Allston, Story, Paulding, Flint,
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C. Neal, Poe, Tuckerman, Fuller, Headley, Mathews, Thorpe, Whipple.

"Mr. Griswold's book has been executed honestly, ably, and well, and is
a valuable contribution to the literature of the
country."--_Knickerbocker._

"We deem the book by all odds the best of its kind that has ever been
issued; and we certainly know of no one who could have made it
better."--_N. Y. Courier and Enquirer._


A New and Cheap Edition OF THE HISTORY OF THE =FRENCH REVOLUTION=.

BY M. A. THIERS, LATE PRIME MINISTER OF FRANCE.

_Translated from the French, with Notes and Additions._

The Four Volumes complete in Two.

=Price only $1 50.=

The edition of the History of the French Revolution now offered to the
public is printed on VERY LARGE TYPE, on good paper, and contains
upwards of

_Eighteen Hundred Large Octavo Pages_,

and is unquestionably the cheapest book ever published. It _forms a
necessary introduction_ to _THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON_, by M. A. THIERS, _NOW
IN COURSE OF PUBLICATION_, and the two works present a complete

HISTORY OF FRANCE

from the commencement of the French Revolution, down to the death of
Napoleon.

[asterism] Also a fine Edition with 13 steel Engravings, 2 vols., Extra
Gilt, $3.


THE Prose Writers of Germany.

BY F. H. HEDGE.

ILLUSTRATED WITH PORTRAITS.

The work mentioned above comprises a list of the most eminent writers of
Germany, together with copious extracts from their works, beginning with
LUTHER and reaching up to the present time. For those who are interested
in the literature of Germany, it presents a valuable aid in becoming
more intimately acquainted with the German mind; and even to the curious
it offers an excitement which will grow stronger in proportion as their
taste is cultivated.

In the present volume we find valuable extracts, given from their prose
writings. Although the writers follow in chronological order, and LUTHER
stands at the head of his intellectual brethren, the longest space is
allowed to those who claim our greatest attention; and GOETHE therefore
occupies the most conspicuous position both in the specimens given and
the selection of the pieces. GOETHE is a writer who requires most of all
to be studied; while others, as SCHILLER, in his passionate mood and
ideal longings, requires no silent and incessant reflection, because he
works his effects immediately by rousing the depth of our nature. Next
to GOETHE, SCHILLER appears in an article upon Naïve and Sentimental
Poetry, a bold effort of him, the success of which is however yet very
disputed, to classify every produce of Art according to the impressions
made upon the reader, and to dispense with the various and cumbersome
forms of the departments into which we have been accustomed hitherto to
arrange all subjects bearing upon poetry. The department upon which
SCHILLER enters here, belongs properly to the philosophy of Art; to the
aesthetics, the investigation of the beautiful.

Foremost stands LESSING, the first critic of his time. Next to him comes
HERDER, a devout philosopher, and a clear-sighted intellect, with the
eyes of a child; curious to penetrate the maze and noisy market of the
world, the variegated life among the ancients and the moderns in search
for that beautiful humanity which he had sketched in his own mind, and
which he would fain proclaim the order of an otherwise mysterious
providence. The two brothers SCHLEGEL--William, the noble interpreter
and translator of Shakspeare, and Frederic, known best by his
investigations of the language and wisdom of the Indians--follow him,
and MOSES MENDELSSOHN, a Jewish philosopher, closes the series of these
writers. The treatise of the latter on the Sublime and Naïve will be
read with interest by everybody who has only an ordinary reading of
ancient and modern poetry. Distinct from all the rest stand WIELAND and
JEAN PAUL RICHTER, best known in this country by the appellation, of
JEAN PAUL.



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MEMOIRS OF THE =COURT OF MARIE ANTOINETTE,= (QUEEN OF FRANCE.)

BY MADAME CAMPAN.

First Lady of the Bed-chamber to the Queen.

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BY M. DE LAMARTINE.

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Distinguished Authors of Modern Times, has induced the publishers to
issue a New, Revised and very Cheap Edition, with Finely Engraved
Portraits of the Authors; and while they have _added_ to the series the
writings of several distinguished authors, they have reduced the price
more than

=ONE HALF.=

The writings of each author will generally be comprised in a single
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manufactured expressly for this edition.

The series will contain all the most able papers that have EVER APPEARED
IN THE EDINBURGH REVIEW, The London Quarterly Review, and Blackwood's
Magazine, and may indeed be called the CREAM of those publications.

It is only necessary to mention the names of the authors whose writings
will appear. T. BABINGTON MACAULAY, ARCHIBALD ALISON, REV. SYDNEY SMITH,
PROFESSOR WILSON, JAMES STEPHEN, ROBERT SOUTHEY, SIR WALTER SCOTT, LORD
JEFFREY, SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH, T. NOON TALFOURD, J. G. LOCKHART,
REGINALD HEBER.

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than _the cost of the annual subscription_.


I.

=MACAULAY.=

CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OF THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY.

_In One Volume, with a finely engraved portrait, from an original
picture by Henry Inman._ _Cloth Gilt_, $2 00.

Contents.

Milton, Machiavelli, Dryden, History, Hallam's Constitutional History,
Southey's Colloquies on Society, Moore's Life of Byron, Southey's
Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Croker's Boswell's Life of Johnson, Lord
Nugent's Memoirs of Hampden, Nare's Memoirs of Lord Burghley, Dumont's
Recollections of Mirabeau, Lord Mahon's War of the Succession, Walpole's
Letters to Sir H. Maun, Thackaray's History of Earl Chatham, Lord Bacon,
Mackintosh's History of the Revolution of England, Sir John Malcolm's
Life of Lord Clive. Life and Writings of Sir W. Temple, Church and
State, Ranke's History of the Popes, Cowley and Milton, Mitford's
History of Greece, The Athenian Orators, Comic Dramatists of the
Restoration, Lord Holland, Warren Hastings, Frederic the Great, Lays of
Ancient Rome, Madame D'Arblay, Addison, Barere's Memoirs. Montgomery's
Poems, Civil Disabilities of the Jews, Mill on Government, Bentham's
Defence of Mill, Utilitarian Theory of Government, and Earl Chatham,
second part, &c.

"It may now be asked by some sapient critics, Why make all this coil
about a mere periodical essayist? Of what possible concern is it to
anybody, whether Mr. Thomas Babington Macaulay be, or be not, overrun
with faults, since he is nothing more than one of the three-day
immortals who contribute flashy and 'taking' articles to a Quarterly
Review? What great work has he written? Such questions as these might be
put by the same men who place the Spectator, Tattler and Rambler among
the British classics yet judge of the size of a cotemporary's mind by
that of his book, and who can hardly recognize amplitude of
comprehension, unless it be spread over the six hundred pages of octavos
and quartos.--Such men would place Bancroft above Webster, and Sparks
above Calhoun, Adams, and Everett--deny a posterity for Bryant's
Thanatopsis, and predict longevity to Pollok's Course of Time. It is
singular that the sagacity which can detect thought only in a state of
dilution, is not sadly graveled when it thinks of the sententious
aphorisms which have survived whole libraries of folios, and the little
songs which have outrun, in the race of fame, so many enormous
epics.--While it can easily be demonstrated that Macaulay's writings
contain a hundred-fold more matter and thought, than an equal number of
volumes taken from what are called, _par eminence_, the 'British
Essayists,' it is not broaching any literary heresy to predict, that
they will sail as far down the stream of time, as those eminent members
of the illustrious family of British classics."


II.

=ARCHIBALD ALISON.=

THE CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OF ARCHIBALD ALISON, AUTHOR OF
"THE HISTORY OF EUROPE," In One Volume, 8vo with a portrait.

_Price_ $1 25.

CONTENTS.

Chateaubriand, Napoleon, Bossuet, Poland, Madame de Stael, National
Monuments, Marshal Ney, Robert Bruce, Paris in 1814, The Louvre in 1814,
Tyrol, France in 1833, Italy, Scott, Campbell and Byron, Schools of
Design, Lamartine, The Copyright Question, Michelet's France, Military
Treason and Civic Soldiers, Arnold's Rome, Mirabeau, Bulwer's Athens,
The Reign of Terror, The French Revolution of 1830, The Fall of Turkey,
The Spanish Revolution of 1820, Karamsin's Russia, Effects of the French
Revolution of 1830, Desertion of Portugal, Wellington, Carlist Struggle
in Spain, The Affghanistan Expedition, The Future, &c. &c.


III.

=SYDNEY SMITH.=

THE WORKS OF THE REV. SYDNEY SMITH. Fine Edition. In One Volume, with a
portrait. Price $1 00.

"Almost every thing he has written is so characteristic that it would be
difficult to attribute it to any other man. The marked individual
features and the rare combination of power displayed in his works, give
them a fascination unconnected with the subject of which he treats or
the general correctness of his views. He sometimes hits the mark in the
white, he sometimes misses it altogether, for he by no means confines
his pen to theories to which he is calculated to do justice; but whether
he hits or misses, he is always sparkling and delightful. The charm of
his writings is somewhat similar to that of Montaigne or Charles
Lamb"--_North American Review._


IV.

=PROFESSOR WILSON.=

THE RECREATIONS OF =CHRISTOPHER NORTH.= In One Volume 8vo., first
American Edition with a Portrait. Price $1 00.

CONTENTS.

Christopher in his Sporting Jacket--A Tale of Expiation--Morning
Monologue--The Field of Flowers--Cottages--An Hour's Talk about
Poetry--Inch Cruin--A Day at Windermere--The Moors--Highland
Snow-Storm--The Holy Child--Our Parish--Mayday--Sacred
Poetry--Christopher in his Aviary--Dr. Kitchiner--Soliloquy on the
Seasons--A Few Words on Thomson--The Snowball Bicker of
Piedmont--Christmas Dreams--Our Winter Quarters--Stroll to
Grafsmere--L'Envoy.

_Extract from Howitt's "Rural Life."_

"And not less for that wonderful series of articles by Wilson, in
Blackwood's Magazine--_in their kind as truly amazing and as truly
glorious as the romances of Scott or the poetry of Wordsworth_. Far and
wide and much as these papers have been admired, wherever the English
language is read, I still question whether any one man has a just idea
of them as a whole."


V.

=Carlyle's Miscellanies.=

CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS OF THOMAS CARLYLE. _In one 8vo.
volume, with a Portrait._ PRICE $1 75.

CONTENTS.

Jean Paul Friedrich Richter--State of German
Literature--Werner--Goethe's Helena--Goethe--Burns--Heyne--German
Playwrights--Voltaire--Novalis--Signs of the Times--Jean Paul Friedrich
Richter again--On History--Schiller--The Nibellungen Lied--Early German
Literature--Taylor's Historic Survey of German
Poetry--Characteristics--Johnson--Death of Goethe--Goethe's
Works--Diderot--On History again--Count Cagliostro--Corn Law Rhymes--The
Diamond Necklace--Mirabeau--French Parliamentary History--Walter Scott,
&c. &c.


VI.

=TALFOURD & STEPHEN=

THE CRITICAL WRITINGS OF T. NOON TALFOURD AND JAMES STEPHEN WITH A
FINELY ENGRAVED PORTRAIT. In One Volume, 8vo. Price $1 25.

_Contents of "Talfourd."_

Essays on British Novels and Romances, introductory to a series of
Criticisms on the Living Novelists--Mackenzie, The Author of Waverley,
Godwin, Maturin, Rymer on Tragedy, Colley Cibber's Apology for his Life,
John Dennis's Works, Modern Periodical Literature, On the Genius and
Writings of Wordsworth, North's Life of Lord Guilford, Hazlitt's
Lectures on the Drama, Wallace's Prospects of Mankind, Nature and
Providence, On Pulpit Oratory, Recollections of Lisbon, Lloyd's Poems.
Mr. Oldaker on Modern Improvements, A Chapter on Time, On the Profession
of the Bar, The Wine Cellar, Destruction of the Brunswick Theatre by
Fire, First Appearance of Miss Fanny Kemble, On the Intellectual
Character of the late Wm. Hazlitt.

_Contents of "Stephen."_

Life of Wilberforce, Life of Whitfield and Froude, D'Aubigne's
Reformation, Life and Times of Baxter, Physical Theory of Another Life,
The Port Royalists, Ignatius Loyola, Taylor's Edwin the Fair.

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author."--_North American Review._


VII.

LORD JEFFREY.

THE CRITICAL WRITINGS OF FRANCIS LORD JEFFREY.

_In One Volume 8vo., with a Portrait._

From a very able article in the North British Review we extract the
following:

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conceptions, bold and fearless speculation and just reasoning on all
kinds and varieties of subjects than are to be found in any English
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generation. ... His choice of words is unbounded and his felicity of
expression, to the most impalpable shade of discrimination, almost
miraculous. Playful, lively, and full of illustration, no subject is so
dull or so dry that he cannot invest it with interest, and none so
trifling that it cannot acquire dignity or elegance from his pencil.
Independently however, of mere style, and apart from the great variety
of subjects embraced by his pen, the distinguishing feature of his
writings, and that in which he excels his cotemporary reviewers, is the
deep vein of practical thought which runs throughout them all."


VIII.

SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH.

SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH'S

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EDINBURGH REVIEW.

_Collected and Edited by his Son._

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FIRST WIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE.

BY MLLE. M. A. LE NORMAND.

_Translated from the French by Jacob M. Howard, Esq._

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MEMOIRS OF THE ADMINISTRATIONS OF WASHINGTON AND JOHN ADAMS.

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_The following synopsis embraces only the main heads of each Chapter and
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  CHAP. 1. _Introductory Remarks._

  CHAP. 2. _The Dignity of the Art and its Relations to Science._

  CHAP. 3. _Affinity and Chemical Equivalents:--Explanation of._

  CHAP. 4. _Alkalies._--Lime, Potassa, Soda, Ammonia.

  CHAP. 5. _Alkalimetry._

  CHAP. 6. _Acids._--Carbonic, Sulphuric, Hydrochloric, Nitric, Boracic,
              Acidimetry.

  CHAP. 7. _Origin and Composition of Fatty Matters._

  CHAP. 8. _Saponifiable Fats._--Oils of Almond, Olive, Mustard, Beech,
              Poppy, Rapeseed, Grapeseed; Nut Oil, Linseed Oil, Castor
              Oil, Palm Oil, (processes for bleaching it;) Coco Butter,
              Nutmeg Butter, Galum Butter, Athamantine.

  CHAP. 9. _Adulteration of Oils._

  CHAP. 10. _Action of Acids upon Oils._

  CHAP. 11. _Volatile Oils._--The Properties of, and their applicability
              to the Manufacture of Soaps.

  CHAP. 12. _Volatile Oils_:--Their Origin and Composition; Table of
              their Specific Gravities.

  CHAP. 13. _Essential Oils_:--The Adulterations of, and the modes of
              detecting them.

  CHAP. 14. _Wax_:--Its Properties and Composition.

  CHAP. 15. _Resins_:--Their Properties and Composition; Colophony and
              Gallipot.

  CHAP. 16. _Animal Fats and Oils_:--Lard, Mutton Suet, Beef-tallow,
              Beef-marrow, Bone-fat, Soap-grease, Oil-lees,
              Kitchen-stuff, Human-fat, Adipocire, Butter, Fish-oil,
              Spermaceti, Delphinine, Neats feet Oil.

  CHAP. 17. _The Constituents of Fats_, their Properties and
              Composition: Stearine, Stearic Acid and Salts; Margarine,
              Margaric Acid and Salts; Olein, Oleic Acid and Salts;
              Cetine, Cetylic Acid; Phocenine, Phocenic Acid and Salts;
              Butyrine, Butyric Acid and Salts; Caproic, Capric Acid;
              Hircine, Hircic Acid; Cholesterine.

  CHAP. 18. _Basic Constituents of Fats_:--Glycerin, Ethal.

  CHAP. 19. _Theory of Saponification._

  CHAP. 20. _Utensils_:--Steam Series, Bugadiers or Ley Vats, Soap
              Frames, Caldrons, &c.

  CHAP. 21. _The Systemized arrangement for a Soap Factory._

  CHAP. 22. _Remarks_,--Preliminary to the Process for Making Soap.

  CHAP. 23. _Hard Soaps_:--"Cutting Process;" Comparative Value of Oils
              and Fats as Soap ingredient, with Tables; White, Mottled,
              Marseilles, Yellow, Yankee Soaps; English Yellow and White
              Soap, Coco Soap, Palm Soap, Butter Soap, English Windsor
              Soap, French Windsor Soap, Analyses of Soaps.

  CHAP. 24. _Process for Making Soap_:--Preparation of the Leys,
              Empatage, Relargage, Coction, Mottling, Cooling.

  CHAP. 25. _Extemporaneous Soaps_:--Lard, Medicinal, "Hawes," "Maquer,"
              and "Darcet's" Soaps.

  CHAP. 26. _Silicated Soaps_:--Flint, Sand, "Dunn's," "Davis's" Soaps.

  CHAP. 27. _Patent Soaps._--Dextrine, Salinated Soaps, Soap from
              Hardened Fat.

  CHAP. 28. _Anderson's Improvements._

  CHAP. 29. _Soft Soaps_:--Process for Making, Crown Soaps, "Savon
              Vert."

  CHAP. 30. _The Conversion of Soft Soaps into Hard Soaps._

  CHAP. 31. _Frauds in Soap Making and Means for their Detection._

  CHAP. 32. _Earthy Soaps, Marine Soap. Metallic Soaps. Ammoniacal
              Soap._

  CHAP. 33. _Soap from Volatile Oils_:--Starky's Soap, Action of
              Alkalies upon Essential Oils.

  CHAP. 34. "_Savons Acides_" or Oleo-acidulated Soap.

  CHAP. 35. _Toilet Soaps_:--Purification of Soaps, Admixed Soap,
              Cinnamon, Rose, Orange-flower, Bouquet, Benzoin, Cologne,
              Vanilla, Musk, Naples, Kasan Soaps, Flotant Soaps,
              Transparent Soaps, Soft Soaps, Shaving Cream; Remarks.

  CHAP. 36. _Areometers and Thermometers_:--their use and value.

  CHAP. 37. _Weights and Measures._

  CHAP. 38. _Candles._

  CHAP. 39. _Illumination._

  CHAP. 40. _Philosophy of Flame._

  CHAP. 41. _Raw Material for Candles_:--Modes of Rendering Fats,
              Wilson's Steam Tanks.

  CHAP. 42. _Wicks_:--Their use and action. Cutting Machines.

  CHAP. 43. _Of the Manufacture of Candles._

  CHAP. 44. _Dipped Candles_:--Improved Machinery for facilitating their
              Manufacture.

  CHAP. 45. _Material of Candles_:--Process for Improving its Quality.

  CHAP. 46. _Moulded Candles_:--Improved Machinery for facilitating
              their Manufacture.--"Vaxceme," or Summer Candles.

  CHAP. 47. _Stearic Acid Candles_:--Adamantine and Star Candles.

  CHAP. 48. _Stearin Candles_:--Braconnot's and Morfit's Process.

  CHAP. 49. _Sperm Candles._

  CHAP. 50. _Palmine, Palm Wax, Coco Candles._

  CHAP. 51. _Wax Candles_:--Mode of Bleaching the Wax, with drawings of
              the apparatus requisite therefor; Bougies, Cierges,
              Flambeaux.

  CHAP. 52. _Patent Candles_:--"Azotized," Movable Wick and Goddard's
              Candles; Candles on Continuous Wick; Water and Hour
              Bougies, Perfumed Candles.

  CHAP. 53. _Concluding Remarks._ Vocabulary.

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mass of new works, with a full expectation of soon doing justice to the
merits of this elaborate and truly beautiful work."--_Boston Med. and
Surg. Journal._

"Moreau's treatise is another valuable work upon the science of
Midwifery, with eighty of the most splendid lithographic plates we have
ever seen. THESE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE ENGRAVED WITH SO MUCH BEAUTY AND
ACCURACY, AND UPON SO LARGE A SCALE, that they cannot fail to present to
the eye the precise relation of the foetus and of the parts engaged in
labor, under every condition and circumstance, from the commencement of
the state of natural parturition, to the most difficult and complicated
labor. The profession are greatly indebted to French industry in
pathological and special anatomy for the continued advance in the
science of Obstetrics; and the work before us may be regarded as the
completion of all that has accumulated in this department of medical
science, greatly enhanced in value by many valuable original
suggestions, to the proper arrangement of which the author has devoted a
great amount of labor. The translation is faithfully and elegantly done,
and the work will be a valuable addition to the medical literature of
our country."--_New York Journal of Medicine._


V.

A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF THE SKIN, BY P.
RAYER, M. D. Physician to La Charité Hospital.

From the Second Edition, entirely remodeled. With Notes and other
Additions,

BY JOHN BELL, M. D.

Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Member of the
American Philosophical Society, and of the Gengofili Society of
Florence, and Editor of Bell and Stokes' Practice of Medicine, &c. &c.

_In One Royal 4to. Volume._

With Forty Beautifully Colored Plates, COMPRISING FOUR HUNDRED SEPARATE
ILLUSTRATIONS, Carefully Colored from Nature, and 450 pages of
Letterpress.

Handsomely bound in Cloth Gilt.

Price $15 00

_Opinions of the Press._

"We take leave of our author with the declaration that his work is a
monument of the most extraordinary industry. We have no hesitation in
adding that it is the best book we possess in any language on the
subject; and that should any of our readers desire to sail over the
unbounded sea of letterpress formed of the history and pathology of the
diseases of the cutaneous surface, M. Rayer should be his pilot."

OF THE PLATES.--"Considered in this respect, but more especially in
reference to the number of illustrations of the general species and
varieties of such order which it contains, this Atlas far surpasses any
that has yet appeared. _ON THE WHOLE RAYER'S ATLAS MAY CONSCIENTIOUSLY
BE SAID TO CONTAIN THE MOST COMPLETE SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS OF
CUTANEOUS DISEASES HITHERTO PUBLISHED, AND IS, BESIDES,_ not only
cheaper than any other, but well worth the sum for which it is offered
to the profession"--_British and Foreign Medical Review._


RICORD
ON EXTREME CASES OF VENEREAL DISEASES
_Cured at the Venereal Hospital at Paris_.

Under the direction of DR. PH. RICORD, with 276 elegantly coloured
engravings, in one volume quarto, uniform with "Quain's Anatomical
Plates," "Pancoast's Operative Surgery," &c. _Price $15, cloth, gilt._

"This truly great work of M. Ricord, who is an American and a native, we
believe, of Baltimore, though now the eminent hospital surgeon of Paris,
has long been a desideratum in the English language. The immense expense
of its publication, and especially the cost of the richly coloured
engravings, which are an indispensable accompaniment of the text, has
hitherto deterred publishers at home and abroad from its issue. The
profession are largely indebted to Dr. Betton, the translator, and Dr.
Goddard, who has prepared the work for the press, as also the
enterprising publisher, who has brought out this magnificent book, in
royal quarto, with its multiplied illustrations, in a style of
excellence as respects typography, engraving, and colouring, which will
do honour to American art. Of the value of this work it is unnecessary
to say more than that it is and must continue to be a standard authority
on a most important subject involving the interests of both science and
humanity. The publisher deserves the patronage of the whole profession,
for placing within the reach of all this noble contribution to our
libraries."--_N. Y. Medical Gazette._


THE AMERICAN COTTON SPINNER, AND MANAGERS' AND CARDERS' GUIDE: A
PRACTICAL TREATISE ON COTTON SPINNING.

Compiled from the Papers of the late Robert H. Baird.

In One Volume, Cloth Gilt, Price $1.

"This is a practical age, and it demands practical books. Of this class
is the manual before us, addressing itself to a rapidly growing interest
among us, and one, upon the prosperity of which depends, in a great
measure, the destiny of the South. We have too long committed the fatal
error of allowing Northern manufactories to convert our staple into the
fabrics we require for use, losing by the process all the expenses of a
double transportation, the profits of manufacturing, and sundry
incidental costs of interest and exchange. With the increasing attention
to manufactures in the South, arises the need of information upon all
their appliances and workings, and much that is valuable of this nature
is found in the book before us. Mr. Baird was an expert and successful
cotton-spinner. His experience and observations are here afforded to his
fellow-operatives, combined with the modern improvements in mechanics
and methods. No intelligent man at the present day builds without
'counting the cost,' or enters upon a field of labour without a
comprehensive knowledge of its capabilities and requirements. To those
proposing to erect small factories, or now conducting them, the treatise
before us could not fail to be of service, if well studied, and to such
we commend it."--_Southern Literary Gazette._

"Had we space we might go on to state a number of other equally
interesting and important facts. The work from which much of the
foregoing is taken, is published by Mr. A. Hart, and was compiled
chiefly from the papers of the late Robert H. Baird, well known as an
expert cotton-spinner. It is gratifying to see that so respectable a
house as that of Mr. Hart has undertaken the publication of books of
this kind, for we believe that our operatives should possess a
theoretical as well as practical knowledge of their several trades. This
work gives the dimensions and speed of machinery, draught and twist
calculations, with notices of the most recent improvements. It must
prove an invaluable hand-book to the manufacturer."--_Germantown
Telegraph._

"As the treatise now stands, it is a most complete and practical guide
in the spinning of cotton. It gives the dimensions and speed of
machinery, draught and twist calculations; together with rules and
examples for making changes in the size and number of roving yarn. The
work will be found of value, equally by operatives and mill-owners. It
is issued in a very neat style."--_Arthur's Home Gazette._

"'The American Cotton Spinner and Managers' and Carders' Guide,' a
practical treatise on cotton-spinning, giving the dimensions and speed
of machinery, draught and twist calculations, &c., with notices of
recent improvements, together with rules and examples for making changes
in the size of roving and yarn. This work is compiled from papers of the
late Robert H. Baird, well known as an expert cotton-spinner, and will
prove of great service to cotton-growers, mill-owners, and
cotton-spinners. This book will undoubtedly meet with an extensive sale
in the South, where attention is beginning to be turned in earnest to
manufacturing as well as growing cotton."--_Drawing-room Journal._

"This is one of the most interesting and valuable of the many excellent
little treatises on mechanical and manufacturing pursuits which have
been published by Mr. Hart. The construction and working of a
cotton-factory are thoroughly explained. Buildings, main gearing,
water-wheels, picking and spreading machines, cards and carding,
drawing-frames, speeders, throstles and mule spinning, are elaborately
discussed, and to those engaged in the production of cotton goods, the
volume must be exceedingly useful. To political economists and others,
who feel an interest in the great progress of our country, the
historical and statistical portions of the book will also be of value.

"'In 1770, there were exported to Liverpool from New York three bags of
cotton wool; from Virginia and Maryland, four bags; and from North
Carolina, three barrels. Last year England paid $71,984,616 to the
United States for raw cotton, which sum is exclusive of that paid to
other cotton-growing nations. In 1790 the first cotton-mill was erected
in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In 1850 the number of spindles in operation
was computed at 2,500,000.' These facts are among the most signal
evidences of the unexampled progress and prosperity of the country, and
cannot be considered without emotions of pride and gratification."--_N.
Y. Commercial Advertiser._

"It is compiled from the papers of the late Robert H. Baird, well known
as an expert cotton-spinner, and forms a practical treatise relative to
spinning in all its departments and relations, the dimensions and speed
of machinery, draught and twist calculations, &c. &c., which cannot but
commend itself to the favourable attention of all connected with this
important manufacturing interest."--_North American._


MANUFACTURE OF STEEL, _Containing the Practice and Principles of Working
and Making Steel_.

BY FREDERICK OVERMAN,
MINING ENGINEER.

Author of "Manufacture of Iron," &c.

COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.

_With Engravings, cloth gilt. Price 75 cents._

"The author of this book is a practical mining engineer, and what he has
to say on the subject of which he treats, is therefore entitled to
consideration."--_Com. Advertiser._

"A valuable and almost indispensable hand-book for all workers in steel
and iron, such as blacksmiths, cutlers, die sinkers, and manufacturers
of various kinds of hardware. The man of science, as well as the
artisan, will find much valuable information in Mr. Overman's
Book."--_Arthur's Home Gazette._

"Carefully prepared, and therefore well adapted for the purpose. It is
illustrated by figures explanatory of apparatus and machinery."--_North
American._

"A. Hart, Philadelphia, has published 'The Manufacture of Steel,' by
Frederick Overman. This work is not only of interest to blacksmiths and
workers in steel and iron, but to men of science and art. It is a most
thorough book, commencing with forging, and treating the subject
throughout in an able manner."--_Boston Evening Gazette._


THE MOULDER'S AND FOUNDER'S POCKET GUIDE.

By Frederick Overman,
MINING ENGINEER.

WITH FORTY-TWO WOOD ENGRAVINGS.

_12mo, 252 pages, cloth gilt. Price 88 cents._

"The moulding of iron for useful purposes is one of the most extensive
pursuits of society. Nevertheless, there are comparatively few works
which present a clear, intelligible, and simple statement of the
branches of this art, so as to be readily understood by all. The present
work seems to supply this deficiency."--_Scientific American._

"This volume is prepared on the same plan as that on Cotton Spinning,
and has a number of wood-engravings. It must prove invaluable to the
iron master. It is certainly a book that has long been needed, and we
know that it will be extensively circulated."--_Germantown Telegraph._

"The 'Moulders and Founder's Pocket Guide,' published by A. Hart, is a
treatise on moulding and founding in green sand, dry sand, loam, and
cement, the moulding of machine-frames, mill-gear, hollow-ware,
ornaments, trinkets, bells, and statues, with receipts for alloys,
varnishes, colours, &c., by Frederick Overman, mining engineer. The work
is illustrated with forty-two wood-cuts, and it gives plain and
practical descriptions of these most useful arts."--_Public Ledger._


THE LONDON YEAR-BOOK OF FACTS AND SCIENCE, FOR 1851.

BY JOHN TIMBS.

_Complete in one volume, 326 pages, cloth gilt._ PRICE $1.

The Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most important
discoveries and improvements of the past year, in mechanics and the
useful arts, natural philosophy, electricity, chemistry, zoology, and
botany, geology and geography, meteorology and astronomy. By John Timbs,
editor of the 'Arcana of Science and Art,' in one neat volume; price $1.

"It contains a mine of information in matters of Science and
Art."--_Saturday Gazette._

"There is a great deal of well-digested information in this volume,
exhibiting the most important discoveries in the Sciences and Arts,
during the past year. In looking over it, one is surprised at the
progress making in these branches, and in order to keep up with the age,
such a book as this is absolutely necessary."--_Evening Bulletin._

"Such a volume commends itself sufficiently to public favour by its
title. The importance of possessing it is apparent at a glance, since
the knowledge of a single one of these facts, or new discoveries in
science and the useful arts, may very possibly be worth in cash to the
buyer ten times the price of the book."--_Scott's Weekly._

"The 'Year-Book of Facts' is another of Mr. Hart's excellent
publications. It is a reprint from the London edition, and exhibits the
most important discoveries and improvements of the year 1851, in arts,
sciences, and mechanics. It is just the volume to have handy to take up
when a few spare moments present themselves, which might otherwise be
unimproved."--_Boston Evening Gazette._

"The 'Year-Book of Facts' is a work of established character, and
American readers will feel indebted to Mr. Hart for reproducing it in a
convenient and handsome form, rendering it accessible to all purchasers
on this side of the water."--_N. American._


STUART'S Dictionary of Architecture.

_A Directory of Architecture, Historical, Descriptive, Topographical,
Decorative, Theoretical, and Mechanical, alphabetically arranged,
familiarly explained, and adapted to the comprehension of workmen_,

BY ROBERT STUART,
ARCHITECT AND CIVIL ENGINEER.

Illustrated by one thousand Drawings of Subjects referred to in the
work.

_Complete in 3 volumes 8vo., bound in two._

"A most excellent work for practical men."





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