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VOYAGES AND TRAVELS. 17
EIGHTEEN YEARS ON THE
GOLD COAST OF AFRICA;
INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVE TRIBES, AND THEIR INTERCOURSE WITH EUROPEANS.
BY BEODIE OBTTICKSHAHTK,
MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, CAPE COAST CASTLE.
2 vols, post 8vo. 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. Beecher 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.
EIGHT YEARS IN PALESTINE, SYRIA, AND ASIA MINOR.
BY E. A. NEALE, ESQ.,
LATE ATTACHED TO THE CONSULAR SERVICE IN STRIA.
Second Edition, 2 vols., with Illustrations, 21s.
"One of the best accounts of the country and people that has been published of late years."—Spectator.
"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."—Athenteum.
"We have derived unmingled pleasure from the perusal of these interesting volumes. Very rarely have we found a narrative of Eastern travel so truthful and just. There is no guide-book we would so strongly recommend to the traveller about to enter on a Turkish or Syrian tour as this before us. The information it affords is especially valuable, since it is brought up almost to the last moment. The narrative, too, is full of incident, and abounds in vivid pictures of Turkish and Levantine life interspersed with well-told tales. The author commences his narrative at Gaza; visits Askalon, Jaffa and Jerusalem, Caipha and Mount Carmel, Acre, Sidon and Tyre, Beyrout, Tripoli, Antioch, Aleppo, Alexandretta, Adana, and Cyprus. Of several of these famous localities we know no more compact and clearer account than that given in these volumes. We have to thank Mr. Neale for one of the best books of travels that we have met with for a very long time."—Literary Gazette.
18 HURST AND Blackett's NEW PUBLICATIONS. NARRATIVE OF
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.
"No one need go elsewhere for information about Nepaul. He will find it all arranged in this intelligent and interesting work with perspicuity and completeness. It will henceforth be the standard work on Nepaul. Captain Smith's narrative of his personal adventures is most exciting."—United Service Gazette.
CANADA AS IT WAS, IS, AND MAY BE.
By The Late Lieutenant-colonel Sir R. Bonnycastle.
With an Account of Recent Transactions,
BY SIB JAMES E. ALEXANDER, K.L.S., &c.
2 v., post 8vo., with Maps, &c. 21s.
"These volumes offer to the British public a clear and trustworthy statement of the affairs of Canada; a narrative of the late troubles, their causes and consequences; an account of the policy pursued in the colony, 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 rendered is to be thoroughly relied on as veracious, full, and conclusive."—Messenger.
SPAIN AS IT IS.
BY G. A. HOSKINS, ESQ,.
2 vols, post 8vo. with Illustrations, 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.
FIVE YEARS IN THE WEST INDIES.
BY CHARLES -OT. DAY, ESQ.
2 vols, post 8vo. with Illustrations, 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.
HURST AND BLACKETT's NEW PUBLICATIONS. 19
MEMOIRS OF JOHN ABERNETHY, F.R.S.,
WITH A VIEW OF
HIS WRITINGS, LECTURES, AND CHARACTER.
BY GEORGE MACILWAIN", E.B.C.S.,
Author of "Medicine and Surgery One Inductive Science," &c.
2 vols, post 8vo. 21s. (Just Ready.)
CLASSIC AND HISTORIC PORTRAITS.
BY JAMES BBUCE.
THE ROMANCE OF THE FORUM;
OR, NARRATIVES, SCENES, AND ANECDOTES EROM COURTS
BY FETEB BURKE, ESQ,., Barrister-at-Law.
A TREATISE ON SHIP-BUILDING, AND THE RIG OF CLIPPERS,
WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR A NEW METHOD OF LAYING DOWN VESSELS.
BY LOBD BOBEBT MONTAGU, AM.
Second Edition, with 54 Diagrams. 6s.
"Lord Montague's work will be equally valuable to the ship-builder and the ship-owner—to the mariner and the commander of yachts."—U. S. Mag.
DARIEN; OR, THE MERCHANT PRINCE.
BY ELIOT WAEBUETON. Author of "The Crescent And The Cross," &c, Second Edition. 3 v.
"The scheme for the colonization of Darien by Scotchmen, and the opening of a communication between the East and West across the Isthmus of Panama, furnishes. the foundation of this story, which is in all respects worthy of the high reputation which the author of the 'Crescent and the Cross' had already made for himself. The early history of the Merchant Prince introduces the reader to the condition of Spain under the Inquisition; the portraitures of Scottish life which occupy a prominent place in the narrative, are full of spirit; the scenes in America exhibit the state of the natives of the new world at that period; the daring deeds of the Buccaneers supply a most romantic element in the story; and an additional interest is infused into it by the introduction of various celebrated characters of the period, such as Law, the French financier, and Paterson, the founder of the Bank of England. All these varied ingredients are treated with that brilliancy of style and powerful descriptive talent, by which the pen of Eliot Warburton was so eminently distinguished."—John Bull.
20 HURST AND BLACKETT's NEW PUBLICATIONS.
SAM SLICK'S WISE SAWS
OR, WHAT HE SAID, DID, OR INVENTED.
• 2 vols, post 8vo.
TRAITS OF AMERICAN HUMOUR.
EDITED BY THE AUTHOB OP "SAM SLICK."
"We have seldom met with a work more rich in fun or more generally delightful."—Standard.
"Those who have relished the racy humour of the 'Clockmaker,' will find a dish of equallv ludicrous and amusing Transatlantic wit in the volumes before us."—Herald.'
'• Dip where you will into this lottery of fun, you are sure^to draw out a prize."—Morning Post.
"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.
"The reader will find this work deeply interesting. Yankeeisra pourtrayed, in its raciest aspect, constitutes the contents of these superlatively entertaining volumes, for which we are indebted to our facetious old friend,' Sam Slick.' The work embraces the most varied topics,—political parties, religious eccentricities, the flights of literature, and the absurdities of pretenders to learning, all come in for their share of satire; while in other papers we have specimens of genuine American exaggerations, or graphic pictures of social and domestic life as it is, more especially in the ruder districts and in the back settlements, or again sallies of broad humour, exhibiting those characteristics which form in the country itself the subject of mutual persiflage between the citizens of different States. The work will have a wide circulation."—John Bull.
OR, EPISODES IN
THE DOMESTIC ANNALS OF THE ARISTOCRACY.
BY J. BERNARD BURKE, ESQ.,
Author of "The Peerage," "Anecdotes of the Aristocracy," &c.
2 vols, post 8vo. 21s.
WORKS OF FICTION. 21
THE YOUNG HEIRESS.
BY MES. TEOLLOPE.
THE DEAN'S DAUGHTER;
OR, THE LAYS WE LIVE IN.
BY MBS. GOEE. 3 vols. "One of the best of Mrs. Gore's stories. The volumes are strewed with smart and sparkling epigram."—Morning Chronicle.
"This sparkling and entertaining novel will be read with pleasure by thousands." —Morning Herald.
"As good a novel as we have seen from Mrs. Gore's pen. The story is exceedingly interesting, and there is abundant infusion of imagination, passion, and invention."—Morning Post.
THE L0NGW00DS OF THE GRANGE.
BY THE AUTHOB OF "ADELAIDE LINDSAY," 3 vols. "' The Longwoods' are a family group, in the story of whose life, as told by the successful delineator of ' Adelaide Lindsay,' romance readers will find a charm and an interest similar to that which attends the annals of the 'Yicar of Wakefield.' "—Daily News.
"A tale such as Miss Austen might have been proud of, and Goldsmith would not have disowned."—Globe.
THE FIRST LIEUTENANT'S STORY.
BY LADY CATHABINE LONG. Author Of "Sir Roland Ashton," &c. 3 vols. "As a tracing of the workings of human passion and principle, the book is full of exquisite beauty, delicacy, and tenderness."—Daily News.
"The story is full of life and action. As a romance it is exciting, and abounds in a pleasing variety of scene and character."—Globe.
BY THE AUTHOB OF "EMILIA WYNDHAM," &c. 3 vols.
"' Castle Avon' is in our judgment one of the most successful of the author's works. In delineation of character, force of description, variety of incident, moral aim, and constructive and narrative skill, it is, as a whole, superior to any of the previous publications which have justly conferred upon the writer the honourable distinction of a popular %ovelist, and we think that it will take not only a higher, but a more permanent rank in modern English literature."—Post.