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HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
MILITARY LIFE IN ALGERIA.
BY THE COUNT P. DE CASTELLANE.
"We commend this book as really worth perusal. The volumes make us familiarly acquainted with the nature of Algerian experience. Changarnier, Cavaignac, Canrobert, Lamoriciere, and St. Arnaud are brought prominently before the reader."—Examiner.
"These volumes will be read with extraordinary interest. The vivid manner in which the author narrates his adventures, and the number of personal anecdotes that he tells, engage the reader's attention in an extraordinary manner. The sketches which the Count gives of the French leaders convey to us a very accurate idea of some of the most remarkable military celebrities who have figured in the recent political events in France — Changarnier, Bugeaud, Lamoriciere, Cavaignac, Canrobert, Bosquet, among many others. It would be difficult to point out a chapter in these volumes that has not its peculiar charms."—Sunday Times.
"To all who delight in scenes of peril and adventure, hair-breadth escapes and daring achievements, we cordially commend the African reminiscences of the Count de Castellane. The book presents us with a vivid and startling picture of the hardships which the French have for so many years endured in maintaining their conquests in Africa. The narrative abounds in fierce and sanguinary struggles with the hostile tribes, perilous marchings through the wild and majestic mountain scenery of the interior, and all the varied details of the warfare which lend so much interest and excitement to the perils encountered by the French troops, &c."—Observer.
AN ENGLISH SOLDIER
IN THE UNITED STATES' ARMY.
2 vols, post 8vo. 21s.
"The novelty characterising these interesting volumes is likely to secure them many readers. In the first place, an account of the internal organization, the manners and customs of the United States' Federal Army, is in itself, a novelty, and a still greater novelty is to have this account rendered by a man who had served in the English before joining the American army, and who can give his report after having every opportunity of comparison. The author went through the Mexican campaign with General Scott, and his volumes contain much descriptive matter concerning battles, sieges, and marches on Mexican territory, besides their sketches of the normal chronic condition of a United States soldier in time of peace."—Daily News.
"We have great pleasure in recommending this work to all who feel interested in military adventure. It is a narrative of considerable interest, by a retired English Soldier, of actual service in the forces of the United States. The writer was in several of the principal engagements during the Mexican War, and his personal adventures throw over the history the charm of animation and freshness."—Atlas.
HURST AND BLACKETTS NEW PUBLICATIONS.
COLONEL LANDMANN'S ADVENTURES
2 vols, post Hvo. 21s.
"Among the anecdotes in this work will be found notices of King George III., the Dukes of Kent, Cumberland, Cambridge, Clarence, and Richmond, the Princess Augusta, General Garth, Sir Harry Mildmay, Lord Charles Somerset, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Lord Heathfield, Captain Grose, &c. The volumes abound in interesting matter. The anecdotes are one and all amusing."—Observer.
"Colonel Landmann's work is written in an unaffected spirit, and contains matter of agreeable and lively interest."—Literary Gazette.
"These 'Adventures and Recollections' are those of a gentleman whose birth and profession gave him facilities of access to distinguished society; and the interest of the volumes will be found to consist in anecdotes and recollections relating to individual members of that society. Colonel Landmann writes so agreeably that we have little doubt that his volumes will be acceptable. They partake, to some extent, both of the good and bad qualities of Horace Walpole and of Wraxall."—Athenaum.
THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS.
LATE LIEUTENANT CONNAUGHT RANGERS.
2 vols, post 8vo. 21s.
"A pleasant book, which will be read with avidity by all true soldiers, especially those of this chosen regiment. We feel sure that every regimental library will have its ' Connaught Rangers.' "—Daily News.
"A first series of the adventures of this famous regiment made so favourable an impression on the public, that' the author has thought it advisable to enlarge his original work with this second series, in which he extends his narrative from the first formation of the gallant 88th up to the occupation of Paris by the English army. All the battles, sieges, and skirmishes, in which the regiment took part, are described either from the observation of the writer or the memoirs and memoranda of other officers. The volumes are interwoven with original anecdotes, and details of various occurrences that give a freshness and spirit to the whole. The stories and the sketches of society and manners, with the anecdotes of the celebrities of the time, are told in an agreeable and unaffected manner. In fact the work bears all the characteristics of a soldier's straightforward and entertaining narrative."—Sunday Times.
"We need hardly say, that the publication of works of this kind, exercises a very salutary effect on the morale of the army, and should be strongly encouraged. Apart from these considerations, the new series of 'The Connaught Rangers,' claims a high place by its intrinsic merits. It is a narrative replete with startling interest, dashed off in a manly style, by the pen of a gentleman and a soldier."— United Service Magazine.
HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
RULE AND MISRULE OF
THE ENGLISH IN AMERICA.
BY THE AUTHOB OP "SAM SLICK," &o.
"We conceive this work to be by far the most valuable and important Judge Haliburton has ever written. While teeming with interest, moral and historical, to the general reader, it may be regarded as equally constituting a philosophical study for the politician and the statesman. It will be found to dissipate many popular errors, and to let in a flood of light upon the actual origin, formation, and progress of the republic of the United States."—Naval and Military Gazette.
"Those who wish for an accurate history of the rise of republicanism in America to its grand development in the United States revolution, will here find a narrative that is invaluable for its accuracy, impartiality, and true philosophy of statesmanship. It is deserving of a place in every historical library."—Herald.
"We believed the author of this work to possess a power of humour and sarcasm second only to that of Rabelais and Sidney Smith, and a genuine pathos worthy of Henry Fielding or Charles Dickens. In his particular line of literature we believed him to be unrivalled. In the volumes before us he breaks upon new, and untrodden ground. We hail this book with pleasure; we consider it an honour to Judge Haliburton, as by it he has proved himself to be a Christian, a scholar, a gentleman, and, in the true sense of a mis-used word, a patriot. Mr. Haliburton places before us, fairly and impartially, the history of English rule in America. The book is not only a boon to the historic student, it is also filled with reflections such as may well engage the attention of the legislating statesman. Mr. Haliburton also shows us the true position of the Canadas, explains the evils of our colonial system, points out the remedies by which these evils may be counteracted, that thus the rule of the ' English in America' may be something better than a history of the blunders, the follies, and the ignorant temerity of colonial secretaries."—Irish Quarterly Review.
HISTORY OF THE
BRITISH CONQUESTS IN INDIA.
BY HOBACE ST. JOHN. - 2 vols, post 8vo. 21s. "A work of great and permanent historical value and interest."—Post. "A fair and accurate narrative of the political history of British India, evidently written after careful study and laborious research."—Literary Gazette.
"The style is graphic and spirited. The facts are well related and artistically grouped. The narrative is always readable and interesting."—Athenamm.
HISTORY OF CORFU;
AND OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE IONIAN ISLANDS.
BY LIEUT. H. J. "W. JEBVIS, Boyal Artillery. 1 vol., with Illustrations, 10s. 6d. "Written with great care and research, and including probably all the particulars of any moment in the history of Corfu."—Athenaeum.
10 HURST AND Blackett's NEW PUBLICATIONS.
THE MARVELS OF SCIENCE,
AND THEIR TESTIMONY TO HOLY WRIT;
A POPULAR MANUAL OF THE SCIENCES.
BY 8. VT. PUIiLOM, ESQ.,
DEDICATED BT PERMISSION TO THE KING OF HANOVER.
Fourth And Cheaper Edition, Revised. Post 8to. 7s. 6d.
"This work treats of the whole origin of nature in an intelligent style; it pots into the hands of every man the means of information on facts the most sublime, and converts into interesting and eloquent description problems which once perplexed the whole genius of mankind. We congratulate the author on his research, his information, and his graceful and happy language."—Britannia.
"The skill displayed in the treatment of the sciences is not the least marvel in the volume. The reasonings of the author are forcible, fluently expressed, and calculated to make a deep impression. Genuine service has been done to the cause of Revelation by the issue of such a book, which is more than a mere literary triumph. It is a good action."—Globe.
"Its tone is grave, grand, and argumentative, and rises to the majesty of poetry. As a commentary upon the stupendons facts which exist in the universe, it is truly a work which merits our admiration, and we unhesitatingly refer our readers to its fascinating pages."—Dispatch.
"Without parading the elaborate nature of his personal investigations, the author has laid hold of the discoveries in every department of natural science in a manner to be apprehended by the meanest understanding, but which will at the same time command the attention of the scholar."—Messenger.
"A grand tour of the sciences. Mr. Fullom starts from the Sun, runs round by the Planets, noticing Comets as he goes, and puts up for a rest at the Central Sun. He gets into the Milky Way, which brings him to the Fixed Stars and Nebula;. He munches the crust of the Earth, and looks over Fossil Animals and Plants. This is followed by a disquisition on the science of the Scriptures. He then comes back to the origin of the Earth, visits the Magnetic Poles, gets among Thunder and Lightning, makes the acquaintance of Magnetism and Electricity, dips into Rivers, draws science from Springs, goes into Volcanoes, through which he is drawn into a knot of Earthquakes, comes to the surface with Gasenus Emanations, and sliding down a Landslip, renews his journey on a ray of Light, goes through a Prism, sees a Mirage, meets with the Flying Dutchman, observes an Optical Illusion, steps over the Rainbow, enjoys a dance with the Northern Aurora, takes a little Polarized Light, boils some Water, sets a Steam-Engine in motion, witnesses the expansion of Metals, looks at the Thermometer, and refreshes himself with Ice. Soon he is at Sea, examining the Tides, tumbling on the Waves, swimming, diving, and ascertaining the pressure of Fluids. We meet him next in the Air, running through all its properties. Having remarked on the propagation of Sounds, he pauses for a bit of Music, and goes off into the Vegetable Kingdom, then travels through the Animal Kingdom, and having visited the various races of the human family, winds up with a demonstration of the Anatomy of Man."—Examiner.
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS. 11
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,
BT F. GEESTABOKBB.
"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 5 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."—Athenaeum.
"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.