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HURST AND BLACKETT'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
REVELATIONS OF SIBERIA.
BY A BANISHED LADY.
THIRD AND CALAPER Edition. 2 vols. 16s. “A thoroughly good book. It cannot be read by too many people.”—Dickens's Household Words.
" The authoress of these volumes was a lady of quality, who, having incurred the displeasure of the Russian Government for a political offence, was exiled to Siberia. The place of her exile was Berezor, the most northern part of this northern penal settlement; and in it she spent about two years, not unprofitably, as the reader will find by her interesting work, containing a lively and graphic picture of the country, the people, their manners and customs, &c. The book gives a most important and valuable insight into the economy of what has been hitherto the terra incognita of Russian despotism."— Daily News.
“Since the publication of the famous romance the Exiles of Siberia,' of Madame Cottin, we have had no account of these desolate lands more attractive than the present work, from the pen of the Lady Eve Felinska, which, in its unpretending style and truthful simplicity, will win its way to the reader's heart, and compel him to sympathise with the fair sufferer. The series of hardships endured in traversing these frozen solitudes is affectingly told; and once settled down at one of the most northern points of the convict territory, Berezov, six hundred miles beyond Tobolsk, the Author exhibits an observant eye for the natural phenomena of those latitudes, as well as the habits of the semi-barbarous aborigines. This portion of the book will be found by the naturalist as well as ethnologist full of valuable information.”—Globe.
“ These ‘Revelations' give us a novel and interesting sketch of Siberian life the habits, morals, manners, religious tenets, rites, and festivals of the inhabitants. The writer's extraordinary powers of observation, and the graceful facility with which « edescribes everything worthy of remark, render her . Revelations' as attractive
cfascinating as they are original and instructive."-Britannia.
LIFE IN CEYLON.
BY W. KNIGETON, M.A., Formerly Secretary to the Ceylon Branch Royal Asiatic Society. 2 vols. 21s.
“A very clever and amusing book, by one who has lived as a planter and journalist many years in Ceylon. The work is filled with interesting accounts of the sports, resources, productions, scenery, and traditions of the island.
The sporting adventures are narrated in a very spirited manner.”—Standard.
EIGHT YEARS IN PALESTINE, SYRIA, AND ASIA MINOR.
BY F. A. NEAL, E3Q.,
Second Edition, 2 vols., with Illustrations, 21s. “A very agreeable book. Mr. Neale is evidently quite familiar with the East, and writes in a lively, shrewd, and good-humoured manner. A great deal of information is to be found in his pages.”'-Athenæum.
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.
TRAVELS IN BOLIVIA;
BY L. HUGH DE BONELLI.
EIGHTEEN YEARS ON THE
GOLD COAST OF AFRICA; INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVE TRIBES, AND THEIR
INTERCOURSE WITH EUROPEANS.
BY BRODIE CRUICKSHANK, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, CAPE COAST CASTLE. 2 vols. 21s.
“ This is one of the most interesting works that ever yet came into our hands. It possesses the charm of introducing us to habits and manners of the human family of which before we had no conception. Before reading Mr. Cruickshank's volumes we were wholly unaware of the ignorance of all Europeans, as to the social state of the inhabitants of Western Africa. Mrs. Beccher Stowe's work has, indeed, made us all familiar with the degree of intelligence and the dispositions of the transplanted African; but it has been reserved to Mr. Cruickshank to exhibit the children of Ham in their original state, and to prove, as his work proves to demonstration, that, by the extension of a knowledge of the Gospel, and by that only, can the African be brought within the pale of civilization. We anxiously desire to direct public attention to a work so valuable. An incidental episode in the work is an affecting narrative of the death of the gifted Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L.E.L.), written a few months after her marriage with Governor Maclean. It relieves the memory of both husband and wife from all the vile scandals that have been too long permitted to defile their story." Standard.
“ This work will be read with deep interest, and will give a fresh impulse to the exertions of philanthropy and religion.”—John Bull.
LIFE IN SWEDEN, WITH EXCURSIONS IN NORWAY AND DENMARK.
BY SELINA BUNBURY. 2 vols. 21s. “ The author of this clever work never misses a lively sketch. Her descriptions of life in Sweden and Norway are all piquant, and most of them instructive, illustrating northern life in all its phases, from the palace to the cottage. The work is well calculated to excite in the English public a desire to visit scenes which have as yet been exposed to the view of few travellers.”—Daily News.
“ Two delightful, well-informed volumes, by a lady of much acuteness, lively imagination, and shrewd observance. The work can be safely recommended to the reader, as the freshest, and most certainly the truthfullest publication upon the North that has of late years been given to the world.”—Observer.
HURST AND BLACKETT'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
NARRATIVE OF A FIVE YEARS' RESIDENCE AT NEPAUL.
BY CAPTAIN THOMAS SMITH, Late ASSISTANT POLITICAL-RESIDENT AT Nepaul. 2 v. post 8vo. 21s. “No man could be better qualified to describe Nepaul than Captain Smith; and his concise, but clear and graphic account of its history, its natural productions, its laws and customs, and the character of its warlike inhabitants, is very agreeable and instructive reading. A separate chapter, not the least entertaining in the book, is devoted to anecdotes of the Nepaulese mission, of whom, and of their visit to Europe, many remarkable stories are told.”—Post.
CANADA AS IT WAS, IS, AND MAY BE.
BY THE LATE LIEUTENANT-COLONEL Sir R. BONNYCASTLE.
With an Account of Recent Transactions, BY SIR J. E. ALEXANDER, K.L.S., &c. 2 v. with Maps, &c. 21s.
“These volumes offer to the British public a clear and trustworthy statement of the affairs of Canada, and the effects of the immense public works in progress and completed; with sketches of localities and scenery, amusing anecdotes of personal observation, and generally every information which may be of use to the traveller or settler, and the military and political reader. The information ren. dered is to be thoroughly relied on as veracious, full, and conclusive." -Mes. senger.
FIVE YEARS IN THE WEST INDIES.
BY CHARLES W. DAY, ESQ. 2 vols. 21s. “ It would be unjust to deny the vigour, brilliancy, and varied interest of this work, the abundant stores of anecdote and interest, and the copious detail of local habits and peculiarities in each island visited in succession.”—Globe.
SCENES FROM SCRIPTURE.
BY THE REV. G. CROLY, LL.D. 10s. 6d. “ Eminent in every mode of literature, Dr. Croly stands, in our judgment, first among the living poets of Great Britain—the only man of our day entitled by his power to venture within the sacred circle of religious poets."-Standard.
“An admirable addition to the library of religious families.”—John Bull.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MISSIONARY.
BY THE REV. J. P. FLETCHER, Curate of South Hampstead. Author of “ A Residence at Nineveh.” 2 v. 21s.
“A graphic sketch of missionary life.”—Examiner.
“ We conscientiously recommend this book, as well for its amusing character as for the spirit it displays of earnest piety."-Standard.
HURST AND BLACKETT'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
FAMILY ROMANCE; OR, DOMESTIC ANNALS OF THE ARISTOCRACY. BY SIR BERNARD BURKE, Ulster King of Arms. 2 vols., 21s.
Among the many other interesting legends and romantic family histories comprised in these volumes, will be found the following:—The wonderful narrative of Maria Stella, Lady Newborough, who claimed on such strong evidence to be a Princess of the House of Orleans, and disputed the identity of Louis PhilippeThe story of the humble marriage of the beautiful Countess of Strathmore, and the sufferings and fate of her only child—The Leaders of Fashion, from Gramont to D'Orsay—The rise of the celebrated Baron Ward, now Prime Minister at Parma—The curious claim to the Earldom of Crawford–The Strange Vicissitudes of our Great Families, replete with the most romantic details—The story of the Kirkpatricks of Closeburn (the ancestors of the French Empress), and the remarkable tradition associated with them—The Legend of the Lambtons—The verification in our own time of the famous prediction as to the Earls of MarLady Ogilvy's escape- The Beresford and Wynyard ghost stories, correctly told&c., &c.
• It were impossible to praise too highly as a work of amusement these two most interesting volumes, whether we should have regard to its excellent plan or its not less excellent execution. The volumes are just what ought to be found on every drawing-room table. Here you have nearly fifty captivating romances, with the pith of all their interest preserved in undiminished poignancy, and any one may be read in half an hour. It is not the least of their merits that the romances are founded on fact—or what, at least, has been handed down for truth by long tradition—and the romance of reality far exceeds the romance of fiction. Each story is told in the clear, unaffected style with which the author's former works have made the public familiar, while they afford evidence of the value, even to a work of amusement, of that historical and genealogical learning that may justly be expected of the author of The Peerage.' The aristocracy and gentry owe, indeed, a great debt to Mr. Burke as their family historian.”Standard.
“ The very reading for sea-side or fire-side in our hours of idleness."- Athe
SPAIN AS IT IS.
BY G. A. HOSKINS, ESQ. 2 vols. 21s. “ To the tourist this work will prove invaluable. It is the most complete and interesting portraiture of Spain that has ever come under our notice.”—John Bull.
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: A TREATISE ON SHIP-BUILDING, AND THE RIG OF CLIPPERS, WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR A NEW METHOD OF LAYING DOWN VESSELS.
BY LORD ROBERT MONTAGU, A.M.
Second Edition, with 54 Diagrams. 6s. “ Lord Montagu's work will be equally valuable to the ship-builder and the ship-owner-to the mariner and the commander of yachts.”—U. S. Magazine.
HURST AND BLACKETT'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
SAM SLICK'S WISE SAWS
AND MODERN INSTANCES;
Second Edition. 2 vols. post 8vo. 2ls. “ We do not fear to predict that these delightful volumes will be the most popular, as, beyond doubt, they are the best of all Judge Haliburton's admirable works. TheWise Saws and Modern Instances' evince powers of imagination and expression far beyond what even his former publications could lead any one to ascribe to the author. We have, it is true, long been familiar with his quaint humour and racy narrative, but the volumes before us take a loftier range, and are so rich in fun and good sense, that to offer an extract as a sample would be an injustice to author and reader. It is one of the pleasantest books we ever read, and we earnestly recommend it."-Standard.
“ Let Sam Slick go a mackarel fishing, or to court in England—let him venture alone among a tribe of the sauciest single women that ever banded themselves together in electric chain to turn tables or to mystify man-our hero always manages to come off with flying colours—to beat every craftsman in the cunning of his own calling-to get at the heart of every maid's and matron's secret. The book before us will be read and laughed over. Its quaint and racy dialect will please some readers—its abundance of yarns will amuse others. There is something in the volumes to suit readers of every humour."-Atheneum.
“ The humour of Sam Slick is inexhaustible. He is ever and everywhere a welcome visitor; smiles greet his approach, and wit and wisdom hang upon his tongue. The present is altogether a most edifying production, remarkable alike for its racy humour, its
sound philosophy, the felicity of its illustrations, and the delicacy of its satire. Whether he is making love to Sophy, or chatting with the President about English men and manners, or telling ghost stories, or indulging in day-dreams, or sketching the characters of Yankee skippers, or poaching in our fisheries, or enticing a British man-of-war on to a sand-bar, he is equally delightful ; charming us by the graphic vivacity and picturesque quaintness of his descriptions, and, above all, by his straightforward honesty and truth. We promise our readers a great treat from the perusal of these · Wise Saws and Modern Instances, which contain a world of practical wisdom, and a treasury of the richest fun.”Morning Post.
“ As a work embodying the cynicism of Rochefoucault, with the acuteness of Pascal, and the experience of Theophrastus or La Bruyère, it may be said that, except Don Quixote, the present work has no rival.”—Observer.
TRAITS OF AMERICAN HUMOUR. EDITED BY THE AUTHOR OF “SAM SLICK.” 3 vols. 31s. Bd.
“We have seldom met with a work more rich in fun or more generally delightful.”-Standard.
“No man has done more than the facetious Judge Haliburton, through the mouth of the inimitable “Sam,' to make the old parent country recognise and appreciate her queer transatlantic progeny. His present collection of comic stories and laughable traits is a budget of fun full of rich specimens of American humour.”—Globe.