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GRAY AND MITCHELL'S ORNITHOLOGY.-THE GENERA Of BIRDS; comprising their Generic Characters, a Notice of the Habits of each Genus, and an extensive List of Species, referred to their several Genera. By GEORGE ROBERT GRAY, Acad. Imp. Georg. Florent. Soc. Corresp. Senior Assistant of the Zoological Department, British Museum; and Author of the " List of the Genea of Birds," &c. &c. Illustrated with Three Hundred and Fifty imperial quarto Plates, by DAVID WILLIAM MITCHELL.
*** To be published in Monthly Parts, at 108. 6d. each; each Part to consist generally of Four imperial quarto coloured Plates and Three plain, and accompanying Letterpress; giving the Generic Characters, short Remarks on the Habits, and a List of Species of each Genus as complete as possible. The uncoloured Plates will contain the Characters of all the Genera of the various Sub-families, consisting of numerous details of Heads, Wings, and Feet, as the case may require, for pointing out their distinguishing Characters.
The work will not exceed Fifty Numbers. No. 1 will be published on the 1st of May.
GREENER. THE GUN;
Or, a Treatise on the various Descriptions of Small Fire-Arms. By W. GREENER, Inventor of an improved method of Firing Cannon by Percussion, &c. 8vo. with Illustrations, 15s. boards.
GREENER. THE SCIENCE OF GUNNERY,
As applied to the Use and Construction of Fire Arms. By WILLIAM GREENER, Author of "The Gun," &c. With numerous Plates, 15s. cloth.
GREENWOOD (COL.)-THE TREE-LIFTER;
Or, a New Method of Transplanting Trees. By Col. GEO. GREENWOOD. 8vo. with an Illustrative Plate, 78. cloth.
GUEST. THE MABINOGION,
From the Llyfr Coch o Hergest, or Red Book of Hergest, and other ancient Welsh MSS.: with an English Translation and Notes. By Lady CHARLOTTE GUEST. Royal 8vo. 8s. each.
Part 1. The Lady of the Fountain.
Part 2. Peredur Ab Evrawc; a Tale of Chivalry.
Part 3. The Arthurian Romance of Geraint, the Son of Erbin.
Part 4. The Romance of Kilhwch and Olwen.
Part 5. The Dream of Rhonabwy, and the Tale of Pwyll Prince of Dyved.
"Genuine popular legends possess a high literary value, and must always be received with interest, although they may aspire to no greater elevation than that of a mere nursery tale; and amongst the most valuable which modern research has brought to light, must be placed Lady Guest's Mabinogion. The tales are curious additions to the stock of undoubted Celtic remains. It is interesting to trace in their supernatural machinery the close connexion which subsists between the marvels of the East and of the West; and to find not only some of the wonders, but actually some of the incidents, which amused our childhood in the Arabian Nights,' told with earnest faith and wild poetry, by the Welsh bards of the twelfth century."-ATHENEUM.
GWILT.-AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARCHITECTURE;
Historical, Theoretical, and Practical. By JOSEPH GWILT, Esq. F.S.A. Illustrated with upwards of 1000 Engravings on Wood, from Designs by J. S. GWILT. In 1 thick vol. 8vo. containing nearly 1300 closely-printed pages, £2. 12s. 6d. cloth.
"Gwilt's Encyclopædia ranks high as a work for professional students, containing the mathematics of architecture, with copious details upon all the technicalities of the science. It is a work which no professed architect or builder should be without."-WESTMINSTER REVIEW.
HALL.-NEW GENERAL LARGE LIBRARY ATLAS OF
FIFTY-THREE MAPS, on Colombier Paper; with the Divisions and Boundaries carefully coloured. Constructed entirely from New Drawings, and engraved by SIDNEY HALL. New Edition, thoroughly revised and corrected; including all the Alterations rendered necessary by the recent Official Surveys, the New Roads on the Continent, and a careful Comparison with the authenticated Discoveries published in the latest Voyages and Travels. Folded in half, Nine Guineas, half-bound in russia; full size of the Maps, Ten Pounds, half-bound in russia.
The following Maps have been re-engraved, from entirely new designs---Ireland, South Africa, Turkey in Asia; the following have been materially improved---Switzerland, North Italy, South Italy, Egypt, Central Germany, Southern Germany, Greece, Austria, Spain and Portugal; a new map of China, corrected from the recent government survey of the coast from Canton to Nankin (to which is appended, the Province of Canton, on an enlarged scale, in a separate compartment), has since been added.
HALSTED.-LIFE AND TIMES OF RICHARD THE THIRD,
as Duke of Gloucester and King of England: in which all the Charges against him are carefully investigated and compared with the Statements of the Cotemporary Authorities. By CAROLINE A. HALSTED, Author of "The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of King Henry VII.," and "Obligations of Literature to the Mothers of England." 2 vols. with Original Portrait and other illustrations. [Nearly ready.
HAND-BOOK OF TASTE:
Or, How to Observe Works of Art, especially Cartoons, Pictures, and Statues. By FABIUS PICTOR. Second Edition. Fcp. 8vo. 3s. boards.
"We have never met with a compendious treatise on art, and the principles which should guide taste in judging of its productions, that contained more excellent matter than this small unpretending volume. It is expressly compiled for the instruction of the public, and with a view to that era in art which the decoration of the new Houses of Parlia ment, and the present display of the cartoons in Westminster Hall, may be expected to create. It exhibits the opinions of the best artists and critics of all ages. It is not intended to instruct the student in art, though he may profit much by its lessons, but to tell the observer how he may judge of the productions of the fine arts. It is not flattering to set out with saying that England, in the art of design, is not only immeasurably behind Italy, but fails short of what France aspires to, and Germany has accomplished; but this is qualified by the admission that England is, nevertheless, quite capable of efficient progress.
"The following rules, and those which precede them, should be well conned over before visiting exhibitions, and afterwards stitched up with our catalogue."-TAIT'S MAGAZINE.
HANSARD.-TROUT AND SALMON FISHING IN WALES.
By G. A. HANSARD. 12mo. 6s. 6d. cloth.
HARRIS. THE HIGHLANDS OF ETHIOPIA;
Being the Accout of Eighteen Months' Residence of a British Embassy to the Christian Court of Shoa. By Major W. C. HARRIS, Author of "Wild Sports in Southern Africa," &c. 3 volswith Map and Illustrations, £2. 28. cloth.
"The intelligent and animated volumes of which we have now given a bird's-eye view we regard as rivalling in interest and importance any book of travels of this century."-BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE.
"The record of Major Harris's exertions, adventures, dangers, and escapes, is, we can safely say, surpassed by no similar narrative in interest or utility. We cannot forbear expressing our hope that he will receive the only adequate reward of his patriotic exertions, namely, fame. If ever traveller, indeed, deserved it by the daring accomplishment of a predetermined plan, unswervingly pursued, he is the man. When to this we add his unequalled power of representing the scenes he has witnessed, any doubt of his success seems preposterous, as any attempt to depreciate him would be futile."-UNITED SERVICE MAGAZINE.
HAWKER.-INSTRUCTIONS TO YOUNG SPORTSMEN
In all that relates to Guns and Shooting. By Lieut.-Col. P. HAWKER. 8th Edition, corrected, enlarged, and improved, with numerous explanatory Plates and Woodcuts, 8vo. £1. 1s, cloth. HENSLOW. THE PRINCIPLES OF DESCRIPTIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL BOTANY. By J. S. HENSLOW, M.A. F.L.S. &c. 1 vol. fcp. 8vo. with Vignette Title, and nearly 70 Woodcuts, 6s. cloth. HERSCHEL.-A TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY.
By Sir JOHN HERSCHEL. New Edition. 1 vol. fep. 8vo. Vignette Title, 6s. cloth. HERSCHEL.-A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE ON THE
STUDY OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. By Sir JOHN HERSCHEL. New Edition, 1 vol. fcp. 8vo. with vignette title, 6s. cloth.
HINTS ON ETIQUETTE AND THE USAGES OF SOCIETY:
With a Glance at Bad Habits. By Αγωγός. "Manners make the man." revised (with additions) by a Lady of Rank. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. cloth, gilt edges. General Observations; Introductions-Letters of Introduction-Marriage-Dinners-Smoking; Snuff-Fashion-Dress-Music-Dancing-Conversation-Advice to Tradespeople-Visiting;
Visiting Cards-Cards-Tattling-Of General Society.
HOARE.-A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE CULTIVATION
OF THE GRAPE VINE ON OPEN WALLS. By CLEMENT HOARE. 3d Edition, 8vo. 7s. 6d. cloth. Introduction; Observations on the present Method of Cultivating Grape Vines on open Walls; on the capability and extent of the Fruit-bearing Powers of the Vine; on Aspect; on Soil; on Manure; on the Construction of Walls; on the Propagation of Vines; on the Pruning of Vines; on the Training of Vines; on the Management of a Vine during the first five years of its growth; Weekly Calendarial Register; General Autumnal Prunings; on the Winter Management of the Vine; on the Planting and Management of Vines in the public thoroughfares of towns; Descriptive Catalogue of twelve sorts of Grapes most suitably adapted for Culture on open Walls.
Or, Considerations on the Course of Life. Translated from the French of Madame Necker de Saussure. By Miss HOLLAND. 3 vols. fcp. 8vo. 19s. 6d. cloth.
* The Third Volume, forming an appropriate conclusion to the first two, separately, 7s. 6d. HOLLAND.-A TREATISE ON THE MANUFACTURES IN METAL. By J. HOLLAND, Esq. 3 vols. fcp. 8vo. Vignette Titles, and about 300 Woodcuts, 188. cloth.
HOLLAND.-MEDICAL NOTES AND REFLECTIONS.
BY HENRY HOLLAND, M.D. F.R.S. &c. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Physician Extraordinary to the Queen, and Physician in Ordinary to His Royal Highness Prince Albert. 2d Edition, 1 vol. 8vo. pp. 654, 18s. cloth.
HOOKER. THE BRITISH FLORA,
In Two Vols. Vol. 1; comprising Phænogamous or Flowering Plants, and the Ferns. By Sir WILLIAM JACKSON HOOKER, K.H. LL.D. F.R.A. and L.S. &c. &c &c. Fifth Edition, with Additions and Corrections; and 173 Figures illustrative of the Umbelliferous Plants, the Composite Plants, the Grasses, and the Ferns. 8vo. pp. 502, with 12 Plates, 148. plain; with the plates coloured, 24s. cloth.
Vol. 2, in Two Parts, comprising the Cryptogamia and Fungi, completing the British Flora, and forming Vol. 5, Parts 1 and 2, of Smith's English Flora, 24s. boards.
Or, Figures, with brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks, of New and Rare Plants, selected from the Author's Herbarium. By Sir W. J. HOOKER, K.H. LL.D. &c. 4 vols. 8vo. with 400 Plates, £5. 12s. cloth.
HOOKER AND TAYLOR.-MUSCOLOGIA BRITANNICA.
Containing the Mosses of Great Britain and Ireland, systematically arranged and described; with Plates, illustrative of the character of the Genera and Species. By Sir W. J. HOOKER and T. TAYLOR, M.D. F.L.S., &c. 2d Edition, 8vo. enlarged, 31s. 6d. plain; £3. 3s. coloured.
HOWITT (MARY).-A NEW SKETCH OF EVERY DAY
LIFE:-A DIARY. Together with STRIFE and PEACE. BY FREDERICA BREMER. Translated by MARY HOWITT. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s.
"The whole tale of the Diary' is characterised by a healthful and invigorating tone of virtue which animates and strengthens; and, as the translator remarks, makes Miss Bremer's writings a blessing wherever they are known. Of all her works, none has charmed us more than the beautiful story of Strife and l'eace.' As a sketch of life, manners, and scenery, it stands unrivalled."-ATLAS.
"A truly delightful tale [STRIFE AND PEACE]; full of nationality, legend, and poetry."-TAIT'S MAGAZINE.
HOWITT (MARY).-THE HOME.
Or, Family Cares and Family Joys. By FREDERIKA BREMER. Translated by MARY HOWITT. 2d Edition, revised and corrected, 2 vois. post 8vo. 21s. boards.
HOWITT (MARY). THE NEIGHBOURS:
A Story of Every-day Life in Sweden. By FREDERIKA BREMER. Translated by MARY HOWITT. 3d Edition, revised and corrected, 2 vols. post 8vo. 188. boards.
HOWITT (MARY). THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTERS, Including NINA. By FREDERIKA BREMER. Translated by MARY HOWITT. 3 vols.
post 8vo. 31s. 6d. boards.
HOWITT (MARY).-TRALINNAN: AXEL AND ANNA: THE H— FAMILY, &c. By FREDERIKA BREMER. Translated by MARY HOWITT. [In preparation. *** This publication, completing the series of the Author's published works, will contain an Autobiographical Literary Sketch, written by Miss BREMER expressly for Mrs. HOWITT'S English translations.
HOWITT (MARY).--THE CHILD'S PICTURE AND VERSE
BOOK, commonly called "Otto Speckter's Fable Book." Translated by MARY HOWITT.: With French and German on corresponding pages, and illustrated with 100 Engravings on Wood by G. F. Sargent. Square 12mo. 10s. 6d. boards, gilt edges.
“A prettier book for children has not been issued for many a day. It is profusely illustrated with woodcuts, and in other respects very tastefully produced. It consists for the most of short joyous conversations between children and domestic birds and animals. The child expresses natural astonishment at the form and instinct of the creatures around him, and they reply in a pleasant strain. The great merit of the work is the absence of all pretensions; nothing can be more simple and natural than all the picces, and yet they are pervaded by a refined spirit. They inculcate tenderness and humanity for the brute creation, and deep respect for the wisdom and goodness of him who made them, without the slightest formality. Mrs. Howitt has rendered the verses with delightful ease; and as she has placed the German text and a French version opposite the English, the book may be made extremely useful in schools."-BRITANNIA.
HOWITT. THE RURAL LIFE OF ENGLAND.
By WILLIAM HOWITT, New Edition, medium 8vo. with Engravings on wood, by Bewick and Williams, uniform with "Visits to Remarkable Places," 21s. cloth.
The Forests of England.
Life of the Aristocracy.
Life of the Agricultural Population.
Habits, Amusements, and Condition of the
HOWITT.-VISITS TO REMARKABLE PLACES;
Old Halls, Battle-Fields, and Scenes illustrative of Striking Passages in English History and Poetry. By WILLIAM HOWITT. New Edition, medium 8vo. with 40 Illustrations by
S. Williams, 21s. cloth. SECOND SERIES, chiefly in the Counties of DURHAM and NORTHUMBERLAND, with a Stroll along the BORDER. 1 vol. medium 8vo. with upwards of 40 highly-finished Woodcuts, trom Drawings made on the spot for this work, by Messrs. Carmichael, Richardsons, and Weld Taylor, 21s. cloth.
HOWITT. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JACK OF THE MILL, commonly called "Lord Othmill;" created, for his eminent services, Baron Waldeck, and Knight of Kitticottie; a Fireside Story. By WILLIAM HOWITT. 2 vols. fcp. 8vo. with 46 Illustrations on Wood by G. F. Sargent, 15s. cloth.
"Vivid descriptions of rural scenery, ancient castles, and antiquated baronial halls, mixed up with the most romantic and glowing adventure, constitute the staple of these spirited and amusing volumes."
NAVAL AND MILITARY GAZETTE.
HOWITT.-RURAL AND SOCIAL LIFE OF GERMANY:
With Characteristic Sketches of its Chief Cities and Scenery. Collected in a General Tour, and during a Residence in that Country in the Years 1840-42. By WILLIAM HOWITT, Author of "The Rural Life of England," "Visits to Remarkable Places," "The Boy's Country Book," &c. Medium 8vo. with above 50 Illustrations, 21s. cloth.
"We consider this the most attractive of all Mr. Howitt's works. With striking novelty to recommend it, and all those popular features which charactersie the author's descriptive publications, it is entirely free from any of those prejudices which sometimes qualify our admiration of his genius; and suggests a much more favourable comparison with the habits and customs of domestic life in this country than it might, in all probability, have afforded, had it recorded the impressions of Mr. Howitt's first year's residence. As a picture of Germany, and German rural life, it appears to us to be complete; and is every way worthy of forming a pendant to those charming volumes, the Rural Life of England, from the same pen.
"The volume before us contains a body of information respecting Germany and the Germans, which has never before been collected into a single focus. It describes, not merely the scenery and local attractions of its cities and its solitudes, its rivers and its commons, its castles and its cabins, but its in-and-out-of-door existence, its labours, sports, amusements, customs, etiquette, superstitions, ceremonies, religious and domestic, and the arts, sciences, and conventions of its inhabitants.
"The pictures of German life in the villages, and the pursuits and means of the agricultural peasantry, are highly interesting, and, we doubt not, faithful. The book, in fine, is full of interesting pictures, many of which offer striking contrasts to the habits of English life, and are characterised by that minuteness of detail which helps to give authenticity to the portrait. It is beautifully printed, and is illustrated by upwards of fifty characteristic engravings, which greatly assist in explaining the descriptions of the author, many of which are extremely curious and attractive."
UNITED SERVICE GAZETTE.
HOWITT.-WANDERINGS OF A JOURNEYMAN TAILOR,
through EUROPE and the EAST, during the years 1824 to 1840. By P. D. HOLTHAUS, from Werdohl, in Westphalia. Translated from the Third German Edition, by WILLIAM HoWITT, Author of "The Rural and Social Life of Germany," &c. &c. Fcp. 8vo. with Portrait of the Tailor, 68. cloth.
"He has scrambled amongst the Klephtes, played with the Neapolitan sharpers, brought home a pilgrim's certificate from the Holy Sepulchre, worn out his appointed days in quarantine and his weary weeks in hospitals, and, in short, is tailor in ten thousand, to whom the world should bid welcome."-ATHENEUM.
HOWITT. THE STUDENT-LIFE OF GERMANY.
From the Unpublished MSS. of Dr. Cornelius. By WILLIAM HOWITT. 8vo. with 24 WoodEngravings, and Seven Steel Plates, 218. cloth.
1tis volume contains Forty of the most famous STUDENT-SONGS, with the Original Music, adapted to the Pianoforte by Winkelmeyer.
HOWITT.-COLONISATION AND CHRISTIANITY:
A Popular History of the Treatment of the Natives, in all their Colonies, by the Europeans. By WILLIAM HOWITT. Post 8vo. 10s. 6d. cloth.
HOWITT. THE BOY'S COUNTRY BOOK:
Being the real Life of a Country Boy, written by himself; exhibiting all the Amusements, Pleasures, and Pursuits of Children in the Country. Edited by WILLIAM HOWITT, Author of "The Rural Life of England," &c. 2d Edition, fep. 8vo. with 40 Woodcuts, 8s. cloth.
HUDSON.-PLAIN DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING WILLS
In Conformity with the Law, and particularly with reference to the Act 7 Will. 4 and 1 Vict. c. 26. To which is added, a clear Exposition of the Law relating to the distribution of Personal Estate in the case of Intestacy; with two Forms of Wills, and much useful information, &c. By J. C. HUDSON, of the Legacy Duty Office, London. 12th Edition, corrected, with notes of cases judicially decided since the above Act came into operation. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. HUDSON. THE EXECUTOR'S GUIDE.
By J. C. HUDSON. Third Edition, fcp. 8vo. 5s. cloth.
** These two works may be had in 1 volume, 78. cloth.
HUDSON. THE PARENT'S HAND-BOOK;
Or, Guide to the Choice of Professions, Employments, and Situations; containing useful and practical Information on the subject of placing out Young Men, and of obtaining their Education with a view to particular occupations. By J. C. HUDSON, Esq. Author of "Plain Directions for Making Wills." Fcp. 8vo. 58. cloth.
ILLUMINATED BOOKS OF THE MIDDLE AGES.-A History of Illuminated Books, from the IVth to the XVIIth Century. BY HENRY NOEL HUMPHREYS. Illustaraed by a Series of Magnificent Specimens, consisting of an entire page of the exact size of the Originals, from the most celebrated and splendid MSS. in all the great Libraries of Europe, superbly printed in Gold, Silver, and Colours. ** To be published in Monthly Parts. Each Part will contain Three Plates. Imp. 4to. 12s. ; large paper, imp. follo, 21s.; a few copies on vellum, 428. [Part 1 on May 1.
HUNT.-RESEARCHES ON LIGHT:
An Examination of all the Phenomena connected with the Chemical and Molecular Changes produced by the Influence of the Solar Rays, embracing all the known Photographic Processes, and new Discoveries in the Art. By ROBERT HUNT, Secretary of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. 8vo. [Just ready.
JACKSON.-PICTORIAL FLORA ;
Or, British Botany delineated, in 1500 Lithographic Drawings of all the Species of Flowering Plants indigenous to Great Britain; illustrating the descriptive works on English Botany of Hooker, Lindley, Smith, &c. By MISS JACKSON. 8vo. 15s. cloth.
JACKSON, &c.-THE MILITARY LIFE OF FIELD-MARSHAL
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, K.G. &c. &c. By Major BASIL JACKSON, and Captain C. ROCH FORT SCOTT, late of the Royal Staff Corps. 2 vols. 8vo. with Portraits and numerous Plans of Battles, 30s. cloth.
JAMES.--LIVES OF MOST EMINENT FOREIGN STATESMEN.
By G. P. R. JAMES, Esq., and E. E. CROWE, Esq. 5 vols. fcp. 8vo. Vignette Titles, 30s. cloth. JAMES.-A HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF EDWARD THE
BLACK PRINCE, and of various Events connected therewith, which occurred during the Reign of Edward III. King of England. By G. P. R. JAMES, Esq. 2d Edition, 2 vols. fcp. 8vo. Map, 15s. cloth.
ΤΟ THE EDINBURGH REVIEW. By FRANCIS JEFFREY, now one of the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland. 4 vols. 8vo. 48s. cloth.
JOHNSON. THE FARMER'S ENCYCLOPÆDIA,
And Dictionary of Rural Affairs: embracing all the recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry; adapted to the comprehension of unscientific readers. By CUTHBERT W. JOHNSON, Esq. F.R.S. Barrister-at-Law, Corresponding Member of the Agricultural Society of Königs berg, and of the Maryland Horticultural Society; Author of several of the Prize Essays of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, and other Agricultural Works; Editor of the "Farmer's Almanack," &c. 1 thick vol. 8vo. pp. 1324, illustrated by Wood Engravings of the best and most improved Agricultural Implements, 2. 10s. cloth.
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KANE. -ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY;
Including the most Recent Discoveries and Applications of the Science to Medicine and Pharmacy, and to the Arts. By ROBERT KANE, M.D. M.R.I.A., Professor of Natural Philosophy to the Royal Dublin Society. 1 thick volume, 8vo. with 236 Woode ts, 248. cloth. KATER AND LARDNER.-A TREATISE ON MECHANICS.
By Captain KATER and Dr. LARDNER. New Edition. 1 vol. fcp. 8vo. Vignette Title, and 19 Plates, comprising 224 distinct figures, 6s. cloth.
KEIGHTLEY.-THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
BY THOMAS KEIGHTLEY, Esq. In 2 vols. 12mo. pp. 1206, 14s. cloth; or bound, 15s.
KEIGHTLEY.- THE HISTORY OF GREECE.
BY THOMAS KEIGHTLEY, Esq. Third Edition, 12mo. pp. 508, 6s. 6d. cloth, or 78. bound. ELEMENTARY HISTORY of GREECE, 18mo. pp. 264, 38. 6d. bound.
KEIGHTLEY.-THE HISTORY OF ROME
To the end of the Republic. BY THOMAS KEIGHTLEY, Esq. Third edition, 12mo. pp. 512, 6s. 6d. cloth; or 7s. bound.
ELEMENTARY HISTORY of ROME, 18m0. pp. 294, 3s. 6d. bound.