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DR. LARDNER'S CABINET CYCLOPEDIA.
CONSIDERABLE progress having been made in this work, the publishers wish to direct the attention of the public to the advantages by which it is distinguished from other similar monthly publications.
It is not intended that the Cabinet Cyclopædia shall form an interminable series, in which any work of interest which may present itself from time to time can claim a place. Its subjects are classified according to the usual divisions of literature, science and art. Each division is distinctly traced out, and will consist of a determinate number of volumes. Although the precise extent of the work cannot be fixed with certainty, yet there is a limit which will not be exceeded; and the subscribers may look forward to the possession,! within a reasonable time, of a complete library of instruction, amusement, and general reference, in the regular form of a popular Cyclopædia.
The several classes of the work are-1, Natural Philosophy; 2, the Useful and Fine Arts; 3, Natural History; 4, Geography; 5, Politics and Morals; 6, General Literature and Criticism; 7, History; 8, Biography; 9, a General Dictionary of Reference.
In the more abstruse and technical departments of knowledge, an attempt has been made to convey to the reader a general acquaintance with these subjects by the use of plain and familiar language, appropriate and well-executed engravings, and copious examples and illustrations, taken from objects and events with which every one is acquainted.
Among the volumes already published in the literary department, no less than four have been the production of men who stand in the first rank of literary talent,-Sir James Mackintosh and Sir Walter Scott. In the scientific department, a work has been produced from the pen of Mr. Herschel, which has been pronounced by the highest living authority on the subjects of general philosophy, to contain "the noblest observations on the value of knowledge which have been made since Bacon," and to be the "finest work of philosophical genius which this age has seen."
The following is a selection from the list of Contributors.
Authors of volumes actually published are marked (*). Those whose productions are in immediate preparation are marked (†).
*+ Rt. Hon. Sir J. MACKINTOSH, M.P. + T. B. MACAULAY, Esq. M.P. + Right Rev. The LORD BISHOP of
Capt. HENRY KATER, Vice-President of the Royal Society.
*+ Sir WALTER SCOTT, Bart.
The ASTRONOMER ROYAL.
+ Rt. Hon. T. P. COURTENAY, M.P.
J. J. BERZELIUS, of Stockholm,
*+ Rev. G. R. GLEIG.
*+ Sir JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM HERSCHEL.
THOMAS MOORE, Esq.
J. B. BIOT, Member of the French
+ ROBERT SOUTHEY, Esq. Poet Lau
+T. PHILLIPS, Esq. Prof. of Painting, R.A.
+ Rev. C. THIRLWALL, Fell. Trinity Coll. Cambridge.
+ ANDREW URE, M.D. F.R.S.
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