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PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN.
THE LIFE AND REIGN OF CHARLES I.
By I. DISRAELI.
BY HIS SON, THE RT. HON. B. DISRAELI, M.P. 2 vols., 8vo, uniform with the “ Curiosities of Literature,” 28s. bound. “ By far the most important work on the important age of Charles I. that modern times have produced.”—Quarterly Review.
• MEMOIRS OF HORACE WALPOLE
AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES,
2 vols. 8vo, with Portraits, 16s. bound. Perhaps no name of modern times is productive of so many pleasant associations as that of " Horace Walpole," and certainly no name was ever more intimately connected with so many different subjects of importance in connexion with Literature, Art, Fashion, and Politics. The position of various members of his family connecting Horace Walpole with the Cabinet, the Court, and the Legislature-his own intercourse with those characters who became remarkable for brilliant social and intellectual qualities-and his reputation as a Wit, a Scholar, and a Virtuoso, cannot fail to render his Memoirs equally amusing and instructive. They nearly complete the chain of mixed personal, political, and literary history, commencing with “Evelyn" and “Pepys,” carried forward by “Swift's Journal and Correspondence," and ending almost in our own day with the histories of Mr. Macaulay and Lord Mahon.
“These Memoirs form a necessary addition to the library of every English gentleman. Besides its historical value, which is very considerable, the work cannot be estimated too highly as a book of mere amusement.”-Standard,
MADAME PULSZ KY'S MEMOIRS.
Comprising Full and Interesting Details of
THE LATE EVENTS IN HUNGARY. With an Historical Introduction by FRANCIS PULSZKY, late Under
Secretary of State to Ferdinand, Emperor of Austria and
King of Hungary. 2 vols., post 8vo, 21s. bound.
THE DIARIES AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THE EARLS OF CLARENDON AND ROCHESTER:
Comprising important Particulars of the Revolution, &c. Published from the Original MSS. With Notes. 2 vols., with fine Portraits
and Plates, bound, 1l. 118. 6d.
BURKE’S DICTIONARY OF THE
OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.
This work, formed on a plan precisely similar to that of Mr. Burke's popular Dictionary of the present Peerage and Baronetage, comprises those peerages which have been suspended or extinguished since the Conquest, particularising the members of each family in each generation, and bringing the lineage, in all possible cases, through either collaterals or females, down to existing houses. It connects, in many instances, the new with the old nobility, and it will in all cases show the cause which has influenced the revival of an extinct 'dignity in a new creation. It should be particularly noticed, that this new work appertains nearly as much to extant as to extinct persons of distinction; for though dignities pass away, it rarely occurs that whole families do.
CONTENTS. 1. Peerages of England extinct by failure of 6. Peerages of Ireland, extinct by failure of
issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, ac- issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, cording to Surnames.
according to Surnames. 2. Baronies by Writ-England—in abey- 7. Baronies by Writ-Ireland-in abey
ance. ance, and still vested probably in exist
8. Peerages of Ireland, extinct and abeying heirs. 3. Extinct and Abeyant Peerages of Eng
ant, alphabetically, according to Titles.
9. Peerages of Scotland, extinct by failure land, according to titles.
of issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, 4. Charters of Freedom—Magna Charta according to Surnames. Charter of Forests.
10. Extinct Peerages of Scotland, alpha5. Roll of Battel Abbey.
betically, according to Titles.
• MEMOIRS OF SCIPIO DE RICCI,
LATE BISHOP OF PISTOIA AND PRATO;
Cheaper Edition, 2 vols. 8vo, 12s. bound. The leading feature of this important work is its application to the great question now at issue between our Protestant and Catholic fellow-subjects. It contains a complete exposé of the Romish Church Establishment during the eighteenth century, and of the abuses of the Jesuits throughout the greater part of Europe. Many particulars of the most thrilling kind are brought to light.
MADAME CAMPAN'S MEMOIRS
OF THE COURT OF MARIE ANTOINETTE. Cheaper Edition, 2 vols. 8vo, with Portraits, price only 12s. The same in French, 7s. *"We have seldom perused so entertaining a work. It is as a mirror of the most splendid Court in Europe, at a time when the monarchy had not been shorn of any of its beams, that it is particularly worthy of attention.”—Chronicle.
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF JOHN LOCKE.
By LORD KING. 2 vols. 16s.
By AGNES STRICKLAND. Author of " Lives of the Queens of England,” &c. 1 vol., post 8vo, elegantly
bound, with Portrait of the Author, 10s. 6d. "This attractive volume is replete with interest. Like Miss Strickland's former works, it will be found, we doubt not, in the hands of youthful branches of a family, as well as in those of their parents, to all and each of whom it cannot fail to be alike amusing and instructive."--Britannia.
LETTERS OF ROYAL AND ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES
OF GREAT BRITAIN.
By MRS. EVERETT GREEN,
Author of “Lives of the Princesses of England.”
GENERAL PE P E’S NARRATIVE
OF THE WAR IN ITALY, FROM 1847 to 1850; INCLUDING THE SIEGÉ OF VENICE.
Now first published from the original Italian Manuscript. “We predict that posterity will accept General Pepe as the historian of the great
Cheaper Edition, 2 vols., post 8vo, 12s. bound.
His work is worthy of all commenda
Italian movement of the nineteenth centu tion."-Standard.
THE REV. R. MILMAN'S LIFE OF TASSO.
Cheaper Edition in 2 vols., post 8vo, 12s. bound. “Mr. Milman's book has considerable merit. He has evidently, in his interesting biography of Tasso, undertaken a labour of love. His diligence has been great, his materials are copious and well-arranged, and his sketches of the poet's contemporaries form agreeable episodes in the narrative of Tasso's works and woes." - Edinburgh Review.
MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR ROBERT MURRAY KEITH, K.B., Minister Plenipotentiary at the Courts of Dresden, Copenhagen, and Vienna,
from 1769 to 1793; with Biographical Memoirs of QUEEN CAROLINE MATILDA, SISTER OF GEORGE III. 10
2 vols., post 8vo, with Portraits, 21s. bound. “A large portion of this important and highly interesting work consists of letters, that we venture to say will bear a comparison for sterling wit, lively humour, entertaining gossip, piquant personal anecdotes, and brilliant pictures of social life, in its highest phases, both at home and abroad, with those of Horace Walpole himself."- Court Journal.
CAPTAIN CRAWFORD'S REMINISCENCES OF ADMIRALS SIR E. OWEN, SIR B. HALLOWELL CAREW, AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED COMMANDERS.
2 vols., post 8vo, with Portraits, 12s. bound. "A work which cannot fail of being popular in every portion of our sea-girt isle, and of being read with delight by all who feel interested in the right hand of our country-its Navy."— Plymouth Äerald.
REVELATIONS OF PRINCE TALLEYRAND.
By M. COLMACHE,
THE PRINCE'S PRIVATE SECRETARY. Second Edition, 1 volume, post 8vo, with Portrait, 10s. 6d. bound. “We have perused this work with extreme interest. It is a portrait of Talleyrand drawn by his own hand.”—Morning Post.
"A more interesting work has not issued from the press for many years. It is in truth a complete Boswell sketch of the greatest diplomatist of the age.”—-Sunday Times.
HISTORY OF THE WAR IN GERMANY AND
FRANCE IN 1813 & 1814. By Lieut.-Gen. the MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY, G.C.B., &c. &c., 21s•
Now ready, VOLUME XI., price 5s., of M. A. THIERS’ HISTORY OF FRANCE, FROM THE PERIOD OF THE CONSULATE IN 1800,
TO THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO. A SEQUEL TO HIS HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. Having filled at different times the high offices of Minister of the Interior, of Finance, of Foreign Affairs, and President of the Council, M. Thiers has enjoyed facilities beyond the reach of every other biographer of Napoleon for procuring, from exclusive and authentic sources, the choicest materials for his present work.” As guardian to the archives of the state, he had access to diplomatic papers and other documents of the highest importance, hitherto known only to a privileged few, and the publication of which cannot fail to produce a great sensation. From private sources, M. Thiers, it appears, has also derived much valuable information. Many interesting memoirs, diaries, and letters, all hitherto unpublished, and most of them destined for political reasons to remain so, have been placed at his disposal; while all the leading characters of the empire, who were alive when the author undertook the present history, have supplied him with a mass of incidents and anecdotes which have never before appeared in print, and the accuracy and value of which may be inferred from the fact of these parties having been themselves eyewitnesses of, or actors in, the great events of the period.
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PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN.
HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS;
FROM THE CONVENTION PARLIAMENT OF 1688-9, TO THE PASSING OF
THE REFORM BILL IN 1832. By WM. CHARLES TOWNSEND, ESQ., M.A. 2 vols. 8vo, 12s. bound.
"We have here a collection of biographical notices of all the Speakers who have presided during the hundred and forty-four years above defined, and of several Members of Parliament the most distinguished in that period. Much useful and curious information is scattered throughout the volumes."- Quarterly Review.
DIARY AND MEMOIRS OF SOPHIA DOROTHEA,
CONSORT OF GEORGE I.
Now first published from the Originals.
Cheaper Edition, 2 vols., 8vo, with Portrait, 12s. bound. " A book of marvellous revelations, establishing beyond all doubt the perfect innocence of the beautiful, highly-gifted, and inhumanly-treated Sophia Dorothea."--Naval and Military Gazette.
LETTERS OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.
Illustrative of Her Personal History.
By AGNES STRICKLAND.
Queens of England.” 2 vols., post 8vo, with Portrait, &c., 12s. bound. The best collection of authentic memorials relative to the Queen of Scots that has ever appeared.”—Morning Chronicle.
MEMOIRS OF MADEMOISELLE DE MONTPENSIER.
Written by HERSELF. 3 vols., post 8vo, with Portrait. “One of the most delightful and deeply-interesting works we have read for a long time.”— Weekly Chronicle.
LADY BLESSINGTON'S JOURNAL
OF HER CONVERSATIONS WITH LORD BYRON.
Cheaper Edition, in 8vo, embellished with Portraits of Lady Blessington and Lord Byron, price only 7s. bound. - The best thing that has been written on Lord Byron.”-Spectator. “Universally acknowledged to be delightful.”—Athenæum.
ADVENTURES OF A SOLDIER,
Captain in the British Legion ;
Duke of Wellington, and the Civil War in Spain.