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12 HURST AND BLACKETT's NEW PUBLICATIONS.
AUSTRALIA AS IT IS
ITS SETTLEMENTS, FARMS, AND GOLD FIELDS.
MINERALOGICAL SURVEYOR IN THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES.
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. Lancelotl 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.
"A really valuable work on Australia. The Author holds a responsible situation in the Australian Colonies, and is intimately connected with the gold regions. He offers advice to the middle classes of society, and shows them what they must expect, and what they must do when they come to the end of their voyage. The work deserves the largest circulation it can obtain."—Messenger.
"A very clever, intelligent, and practical book, full of the kind of information now sought with avidity."—Examiner.
"We advise all about to emigrate to take this book as a counsellor and companion."—Lloyd's Weekly Paper.
"The most instructive book on Australia that has fallen in our way."—Leader.
"The Author has done the world good service. His chapters on the gold regions are among the most valuable pieces of information we are possessed of." —Dispatch.
"A book containing a great deal of information as to the present condition of Australia. It will be useful alike to the historian, the politician, and the emigrant."—Economist.
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS. 13
A TOUR OF INQUIRY
THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY.
ILLUSTRATING THEIR PRESENT
SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND RELIGIOUS CONDITION.
BY EDMUND SPENCEB, ESQ.,
Author of "Travels in European Turkey," "Circassia," &c.
2 vols, post 8vo. 21s.
"Mr. Spencer Is favourably known to the public as the author of several works describing the land of the Osmanli, the Greek, the Albanian, and the Slavonian; and in the two volumes before us he has given the results of a Tour of Inquiry through France and Italy, which, commencing at Boulogne, includes visits to Paris, to the important towns in the centre and south of France, to Leghorn, Rome, and Piedmont. As a careful observer of the actual condition of the people in both countries, the results of his inquiries cannot fail to be read with much interest and instruction. Mr. Spencer has made himself thoroughly conversant with the present social, political, and religious condition of the people of France and Italy, describing at one time that curious class the vagrants of Paris; next the modern miracles by which the parti prStre in France are endeavouring to stimulate the superstitious feelings of the peasantry; and then the hostility of the Papal Church to intellectual progress, the political condition of Turin, the insurrection at Rome, &c.—topics which at the present moment excite the deepest interest in this country. It must not be supposed that Mr. Spencer's work is made up of mere dry political or religious disquisitions, however valuable they may be in themselves. He describes all that he saw with a facile and graceful pen, and the tone of his narrative is altogether so animated and cheerful that we defy the reader who takes the work in his hand for mere amusement to put it down unsatisfied. We have now said enough to recommend Mr. Spencer's valuable and interesting work, which we have no doubt will command an extended popularity."—Morning Post.
"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.
"France and Italy, in their social or rather un-social condition, are depicted in these intelligent and interesting volumes with a vivid and striking truth. Tuscany, with its unfortunate position as regards one power, and oppressed by its goaded ruler on the other, the atrocities which take place by armed soldiery in the streets, and the still greater horrors enacted in prisons in the name of the law—Rome, which once more bares her dreadful dungeons, and the sanguine secrets of the unholy Inquisition, to the eyes of the world—these, with other glaring evils, exhibit a condition of things which move our indignation and our pity. To those who would acquaint themselves with the state of these latter historic countries in particular, we do not know any volumes that convey so much that is valuable on such important heads, so interestingly, as Mr. Spencer's 'Tour of Inquiry.'"— Weekly Dispatch.
"The work contains a good deal of fresh and striking matter on the present condition and prosjfects of France and Italy."—Spectator.
"These clever and comprehensive volumes contain much valuable information and much close reasoning."—Britannia.
14 HURST AND BLACKETT's NEW PUBLICATIONS.
TRAVELS IN EUROPEAN TURKEY:
THROUGH BOSNIA, SERVIA, BULGARIA, MACEDONIA, ROUMELIA, ALBANIA, AND
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 contemporary 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.
"A work of great merit, and of paramount present interest."—Standard.
"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.
ATLANTIC & TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES.
BY CAPTAIN MACKINNON, R.N.
"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.
"Captain Mackinnon's sketches of America are perhapsjthe best that have appeared since the work of Captain Marryat, and they are far more candid and impartial."—Observer.
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS. 15
TRAVELS IN INDIA AND KASHMIR.
BY BAHON SCHOOEBO.
"This book is an interesting one in many points of view, as the production of an intelligent and observant mind, as the recorded experience of a sensible and reflective stranger, and as the unbiassed opinion of a man competent at once to come to a conclusion on English rule and its consequences in the East, and honest enough to express his thoughts on that subject without concealment. The work will well repay perusal, as much for the freshness of its descriptions as from the strict integrity and philosophical liberality of its deductions and conclusions. It deserves the most favourable consideration at the hands of the English public."— Observer.
"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.
"Whoever comes laden with a fresh store of notes and observations from this fruitful and poetic land is certain to be welcome; but he who comes, as the writer of the interesting volumes before us does, with a rich collection, is deserving of a double greeting. The Baron Schonberg sailed from Madras to Calcutta, and thence pursued his journey to Benares, Lucknow, Delhi, Lchore, Kashmir, &c. A man of refined tastes and quick perceptions, his volumes are full of information, and his remarks are always lively and entertaining."— Globe.
KHARTOUM AND THE NILES.
BY GEOBGE MELLY, ESQ.
Second Edition. 2 v. post 8vo., with Map and Illustrations, 21s.
"Independently of the amusement and information which may be derived from Mr. Melly's interesting work, the references to the relations which exist at this time between the Sublime Porte and Egypt are worthy of every consideration which statesmen and public men can bestow upon them."—Messenger.
"We cannot feel otherwise than grateful to the author of these valuable and useful volumes for having kept so faithful a journal, and for giving the public the benefit of his adventures and experience. The manners and customs of the natives, as well as the natural curiosities, and the relics of antiquity which the travellers visited, in turns engage the reader's attention; and, altogether, the book is a most entertaining and instructive vade-mecum to the interesting portion of the East of which it treats."—John Bull.
16 HURST AND Blackett's NEW PUBLICATIONS.
REVELATIONS OF SIBERIA.
BY A BANISHED LADY.
"A thoroughly good book. It cannot be read by too many people."—Dickens't 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 Berezov, 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 Cottiu, 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 she describes everything worthy of remark, render her 'Revelations' as attractive and fascinating as they are original and instructive."—Britannia.
A SOUVENIR OF THE LATE POLAR SEARCH. BY THE OFFICEBS 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.