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VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.
NARRATIVE OF A
JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD
A WINTER PASSAGE ACROSS THE ANDES TO CHILI, WITH A VISIT TO THE GOLD REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA AND AUSTRALIA,
THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS, JAVA, &c.
3 vols. post 8vo. 31s. 6d.
Starting from Bremen for California, the author of this Narrative proceeded to Rio, and thence to Buenos Ayres, where he exchanged the wild seas for the yet wilder Pampas, and made his way on horseback to Valparaiso across the Cordilleras—a winter passage full of difficulty and danger. From Valparaiso he sailed to California, and visited San Francisco, Sacramento, and the mining districts generally. Thence he steered his course to the South Sea Islands, resting at Honolulu, Tahiti, and other gems of the sea in that quarter, and from thence to Sydney, marching through the Murray Valley, and inspecting the Adelaide district. From Australia he dashed onward to Java, riding through the interior, and taking a general survey of Batavia, with a glance at Japan and the Japanese. An active, intelligent, observant man, the notes he made of his adventures are full of variety and interest. His descriptions of places and persons are lively, and his remarks on natural productions and the phenomena of earth, sea, and sky are always sensible, and made with a view to practical results. Those portions of the Narrative which refer to California and Australia are replete with vivid sketches; and indeed the whole work abounds with living and picturesque descriptions of men, manners, and localities.”—Globe.
"The author of this comprehensive narrative embarked at Bremen for California, and then took ship to the South Sea Islands, of which and of their inhabitants we have some pleasant sketches. From the South Sea Islands he sailed to Australia, where he effected a very daring and adventurous journey by himself through the Murray Valley to Adelaide. He then proceeded to Java, the interior of which he explored to a considerable distance. Before he departed for Europe, he remained some time at Batavia, and was so fortunate as to witness the arrival of the Japanese vessel bringing her annual cargo of goods from Japan. Independently of great variety—for these pages are never monotonous or dull—a pleasant freshness pervades Mr. Gerstaecker's chequered narrative. It offers much to interest, and conveys much valuable information, set forth in a very lucid and graphic manner.”-Athenæum.
“ These travels consisted principally in a winter passage across the Andes to Chili, with a visit to the gold regions of California and Australia, the South Sea Islands, Java, &c.' In the present state of things and position of affairs, no more desirable book can be imagined. It carries us at once to the centre of attractions -it conveys us to the land of promise to expectant thousands. We behold, face to face, the mighty regions where so many of our countrymen have gone, that it seems almost a second home. We are informed, in minute details of the life that is led there. There is no false glitter thrown over the accounts ; the author evidently strives to raise no false hopes, and excite no unreasonable expectations. The accounts given of California are particularly explicit. The description of Sydney during the excitement prevailing on the discovery of new mines is very interesting."-Sun.
HURST AND BLACKETT'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
A U S T R A L I A AS IT IS:
BY F. LANCELOTT, ESQ.,
Second Edition, revised. 2 vols. post 8vo. 21s. “ This is an unadorned account of the actual condition in which these colonies are found by a professional surveyor and mineralogist, who goes over the ground with a careful glance and a remarkable aptitude for seizing on the practical portions of the subject. On the climate, the vegetation, and the agricultural resources of the country, he is copious in the extreme, and to the intending emigrant an invaluable instructor. As may be expected from a scientific hand, the subject of gold digging undergoes a thorough manipulation. Mr. Lancelott dwells with minuteness on the several indications, stratifications, varieties of soil, and methods of working, experience has pointed out, and offers a perfect manual of the new craft to the adventurous settler. Nor has he neglected to provide him with information as to the sea voyage and all its accessories, the commodities most in request at the antipodes, and a general view of social wants, family management, &c., such as a shrewd and observant counsellor, aided by old resident authorities, can afford. As a guide to the auriferous regions, as well as the pastoral solitudes of Australia, the work is unsurpassed.”—Globe.
“ This is the best book on the new El Dorado; the best, not only in respect to matter, style, and arrangement, in all of which merits it excels, but eminently the best because the latest
, and the work of a man professionally conversant with those circumstances which are charming hundreds of thousands annually to the great Southern Continent. The last twenty years have been prolific of works upon Australia, but they are all now obsolete. Every one who takes an interest in Australia would do well to possess himself of Mr. Lancelott's work, which tells everything of the social state, of the physiology, and the precious mineralogy of the gold country."--Standard.
“We advise all about to emigrate to take this book as a counsellor and companion.”—Lloyd's Weekly Paper.
A LADY'S VISIT TO THE GOLD DIGGINGS
OF AUSTRALIA IN 1852-3.
BY MRS. CHARLES CLACY. 1 vol. 10s. Bd. “ The most pithy and entertaining of all the books that have been written on the gold diggings."-Literary Gazette.
“ Mrs. Clacy's book will be read with considerable interest, and not without profit. Her statements and advice will be most useful among her own sex." Atheneum.
“Mrs. Clacy tells her story well. Her book is the most graphic account of the diggings and the gold country in general that is to be had."- Daily News.
“One of the best guides to Australian emigrants yet issued.”—Messenger. “We recommend this work as the emigrant's vade mecum.”—Home Companion.
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.
A SKETCHER'S TOUR
ROUND THE WORLD.
BY ROBERT E L WES, ESQ. SECOND EDITION, 1 vol. royal 8vo., with 21 Coloured Illustrations from Original
Designs by the Author. 21s. elegantly bound, gilt edges. “Combining in itself the best qualities of a library volume, with that of a giftbook, is Mr. Elwes' “Sketcher's Tour.' It is an unaffected, well-written record of a tour of some 36,000 miles, and is accompanied by a number of very beautiful tinted lithographs, executed by the author. These, as well as the literary sketches in the volume, deal most largely with Southern and Spanish America, whence the reader is afterwards taken by Lima to the Sandwich Islands, is carried to and fro among the strange and exciting scenes of the Pacific,—thence sails to the Australian coast,-passes to China,—afterwards to Singapore and Bombay, and so home by Egypt and Italy. The book is pleasantly written throughout, and with the picturesque variety that cannot but belong to the description of a succession of such scenes, is also full of interesting and instructive remarks.”— Examiner.
“ This is a delightful book. Mr. Elwes, in his Tour through America, Australia, India, China, Turkey, Egypt, and Europe, has chosen the grandest and the most beautiful scenery for the exercise of his pencil
. To the illustrations he has added descriptions so vivid that his pen makes the work of the pencil almost unnecessary. It is hard to say to what class of works the book must be assigned. The beauty of the engravings, and the handsome getting-up, make it an extremely elegant book for the table of the drawing-room. The abundance of lively remarks and anecdotes, and the extent and variety of information, make it an equally admirable book of learning and amusement.”-Standard.
“The garment in which this book comes forth seems to point out the drawingroom table as its place of destination. The nature of its contents-cheerful, lively letter-press-will assure it a ready welcome there. Yet it is not, therefore, ineligible for the library shelf—even for that shelf which is devoted to Voyages Round the World. Pleasanter reading, we repeat, need not be offered than our sketcher brings."— Athenæum.
“In every respect a most charming volume, abounding with exquisite coloured engravings--an elegant gift-book for the season.”—Messenger.
A TOUR OF INQUIRY
THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY,
ILLUSTRATING THEIR PRESENT
SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND RELIGIOUS CONDITION.
BY EDMUND SPENCER, ESQ., Author of " Travels in European Turkey,” “Circassia," &c. 2 vols. 21s. “Mr. Spencer has travelled through France and Italy, with the eyes and feelings of a Protestant philosopher. His volumes contain much valuable matter, many judicious remarks, and a great deal of useful information.”—Morning Chronicle.
HURST AND BLACKETT'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
TRAVELS IN EUROPEAN TURKEY:
THROUGH BOSNIA, SERVIA, BULGARIA, MACEDONIA, ROUMELIA, ALBANIA, AND EPIRUS; WITH A VISIT TO GREECE AND THE IONIAN ISLES, AND A HOMEWARD TOUR THROUGH HUNGARY AND THE SCLAVONIAN PROVINCES
OF AUSTRIA ON THE LOWER DANUBE.
BY EDMUND SPENCER, ESQ.,
Author of " TRAVELS IN CIRCASSIA," &c. Second and Cheaper Edition, in 2 vols. 8vo. with Illustrations, and a valuable Map of European Turkey, from the most recent Charts in the possession of
the Austrian and Turkish Governments, revised by the Author, 18s. “ These important volumes appear at an opportune moment, as they describe some of those countries to which public attention is now more particularly directed: Turkey, Greece, Hungary, and Austria. The author has given us a most interesting picture of the Turkish Empire, its weaknesses, and the embarrassments from which it is now suffering, its financial difficulties, the discontent of its Christian, and the turbulence of a great portion of its Mohammedan subjects. We are also introduced for the first time to the warlike mountaineers of Bosnia, Albania, Upper Moesia, and the almost inaccessible districts of the Pindus and the Balkan. The different nationalities of that Babel-like country, Turkey in Europe, inhabited by Sclavonians, Greeks, Albanians, Macedonians, the Romani and Osmanli—their various characteristics, religions, superstitions, together with their singular customs and manners, their ancient and contem. porary history are vividly described. The Ionian Islands, Greece, Hungary, and the Sclavonian Provinces of Austria on the Lower Danube, are all delineated in the author's happiest manner. We cordially recommend Mr. Spencer's valuable and interesting volumes to the attention of the reader.”-U. S. Magazine.
“ This interesting work contains by far the most complete, the most enlightened, and the most reliable amount of what has been hitherto almost the terra incognita of European Turkey, and supplies the reader with abundance of entertainment as well as instruction."-John Bull.
A SOUVENIR OF THE LATE POLAR SEARCH. BY THE OFFICERS AND SEAMEN OF THE EXPEDITION.
DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO THE LORDS OF THE ADMIRALTY.
Second Edition. 1 vol. with numerous Illustrations, 10s. 6d. FROM THE
“ Times.”—This volume is not the least interesting or instructive among the records of the late expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, commanded by Captain Austin. The most valuable portions of the book are those which relate to the scientific and practical observations made in the course of the expedition, and the descriptions of scenery and incidents of arctic travel. From the variety of the materials, and the novelty of the scenes and incidents to which they refer, no less than the interest which attaches to all that relates to the probable safety of Sir John Franklin and his companions, the Arctic Miscellanies forms a very readable book, and one that redounds to the honour of the national character.
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.
THE ANSYREEH AND ISMAELEEH:
A VISIT TO THE SECRET SECTS OF NORTHERN SYRIA, WITH A VIEW TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS.
BY THE REV. S. LYDE, M.A.,
“ Mr. Lyde's pages furnish a very good illustration of the present state of some of the least known parts of Syria. Mr. Lyde visited the most important districts of the Ansyreeh, lived with them, and conversed with their sheiks or chief men. The practical aim of the author gives his volumes an interest which works of greater pretension want.”- Athenæum..
By far the best account of the country and the people that has been presented by any traveller.”—Critic.
TRAVELS IN INDIA AND KASHMIR.
BY BARON SCHONBERG. 2 vols. 21s, “This account of a Journey through India and Kashmir will be read with considerable interest. Whatever came in his way worthy of record the author committed to writing, and the result is an entertaining and instructive miscellany of information on the country, its climate, its natural productions, its history and antiquities, and the character, the religion, and the social condition of its inhabitants. The remarks on these various topics possess additional interest as the author views India and our rule over that country with the eye of an impartial observer."-John Bull.
KHARTOUM AND THE NILES.
BY GEORGE MELLY, ESQ. Second Edition. 2 v. post 8vo., with Map and Illustrations, 21s. “Mr. Melly is of the same school of travel as the author of . Eöthen.' His book altogether is very agreeable, comprising, besides the description of Khartoum, many intelligent illustrations of the relations now subsisting between the Governments of the Sultan and the Pacha, and exceedingly graphic sketches of Cairo, the Pyramids, the Plain of Thebes, the Cataracts, &c.”-Examiner.
ATLANTIC & TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES.
BY CAPTAIN MACKINNON, R.N. 2 vols. 21s. “Captain Mackinnon's sketches of America are of a striking character and permanent value. His volumes convey a just impression of the United States, a fair and candid view of their society and institutions, so well written and so entertaining that the effect of their perusal on the public here must be considerable. They are light, animated, and lively, full of racy sketches, pictures of life, anecdotes of society, visits to remarkable men and famous places, sporting episodes, &c., very original and interesting.”—Sunday Times.