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PUBLISHED FOE HENRY COLBUEN.
DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE
JOHN EVELYN, F.R.S.,
Author of " Sylva," &c.
A NEW EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED,
WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONAL LETTERS NOW FIRST
UNIFORM WITH THE NEW EDITION OF PEPTS' DUET.
In 4 vols., post 8vo, price 10s. 6d. each.
N.B—Vols. III. and IV., containing " The Correspondence," may be had separately, to complete sets.
The Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn has long been regarded as an invaluable record of opinions and events, as well as the most interesting exposition we possess of the manners, taste, learning, and religion of this country, during the latter half of the seventeenth century. The Diary comprises observations on the politics, literature, and science of his age, during his travels in France and Italy; his residence in England towards the latter part of the Protectorate, and his connexion with the Courts of Charles H and the two subsequent reigns, interspersed with a vast number of original anecdotes of the most celebrated persons of that period. To the Diary is subjoined the Correspondence of Evelyn with many of his distinguished contemporaries; also Original Letters from Sir Edward Nicholas, private secretary to King Charles I., during some important periods of that reign, with the King's answers; and numerous letters from Sir Edward Hyde (Lord Clarendon) to Sir Edward Nicholas, and to Sir Richard Brown, Ambassador to France, during the exile of the British Court.
A New Edition of this interesting work having been long demanded, the greatest pains have been taken to render it as complete as possible, by a careful re-examination of the original Manuscript, and by illustrating it with such annotations as will make the reader more conversant with the numerous subjects referred to by the Diarist.
"It has been justly observed that as long as Virtue and Science hold their abode in this island, the memory of Evelyn will be held in the utmost veneration. Indeed, no change of fashion, no alteration of taste, no revolution of science, have impaired, or can impair, his celebrity. The youth who looks forward to an inheritance which he is under no temptation to increase, will do well to bear the example of Evelyn in his mind, as containing nothing but what is inutable, and nothing but what is good. All persons, indeed, may find in his character something for imitation, but for an English gentleman he is the perfect model."—Quarterly Review.
LIYES OF THE PRINCESSES OF ENGLAND.
By MRS. EVERETT GREEN,
EDITOR OF THE "LETTERS OF ROYAL AND ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES.
4 vols., post 8vo, with Illustrations, 10s. lid. each, bound.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
*' A most agreeable book. The authoress, already favourably known to the learned world by her excellent collection of 'Letters of Royal and Illustrious Ladies," has executed her task with great skill and fidelity. Every page displays careful research and accuracy. There is a graceful combination of sound, historical erudition, with an air of romance and adventure that is highly pleasing, and renders the work at once an agreeable companion of the boudoir, and a valuable addition to the historical library. Mrs. Green has entered upon an untrodden path, and gives to her biographies an air of freshness and novelty very alluring. The first two volumes (including the Lives of twenty-five Princesses) carry us from the daughters of the Conqueror to the family of Edward I.—a highly interesting period, replete with curious illustrations of the genius and manners of the Middle Ages. Such works, from the truthfulness of their spirit, furnish a more lively picture of the times than even the graphic, though delusive, pencil of Scott and James.'"—Britannia. "The vast utility of the task undertaken by the gifted author of this interesting book can only be equalled by the skill, ingenuity, and research displayed in its accomplishment. The field Mrs. Green has selected is an untrodden one. Mrs. Green, on giving to the world a work which will enable us to arrive at a correct idea of the private histories and personal characters of the royal ladies of England, has done sufficient to entitle her to the respect and gratitude of the country. The labour of her task was exceedingly great, involving researches, not only into Englisn records and chronicles, but into those of almost every civilised country in Europe. The style of Mrs. Green is admirable. She has a fine perception of character and manners, a penetrating spirit of observation, and singular exactness of judgment. The memoirs are richly fraught with the spirit of romantic adventure."— Morning Post.
"This work is a worthy companion to Miss Strickland's admirable 'Queens of England.' In one respect the subject-matter of these volumes is more interesting, because it is more diversified than that of the ' Queens of England.' That celebrated work, although its heroines were, for the most part, foreign Princesses, related almost entirely to the history of this country. The Princesses of England, on the contrary, are themselves English, but their lives are nearly all connected with foreign nations. Their biographies, consequently, afford us a glimpse of the manners and customs of the chief European kingdoms, a circumstance which not only gives to the work the charm of variety, but which is likely to render it peculiarly useful to the general reader, as it links together by association the contemporaneous history of various nations. The histories are related with an earnest simplicity and copious explicitness. The reader is informed without being wearied, and alternately enlivened by some spirited description, or touched by some pathetic or tender episode. We cordially commend Mrs. Everett Green's production to general attention; it is (necessarily) as useful as history, and fully as entertaining as romance."—Sun.
PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN.
THE LIFE AND REIGN OF CHARLES I.
By I. DISRAELI.
A NEW EDITION. REVISED BY THE AUTHOR, AND EDITED
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 fflS CONTEMPORARIES,
INCLUDING NUMEROUS ORIGINAL LETTERS, FROM STRAWBERRY HILL.
Cheaper Edition, in 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," 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 PULSZKY'S MEMOIRS.
Comprising Full and Interesting Details of
THE LATE EVENTS IN HUNGARY.
With an Historical Introduction by FRANCIS PULSZKY, late Under-
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, 1/. lis. 6d.
g INTERESTING WORKS
BURKE'S DICTIONARY OF THE EXTINCT, DORMANT, & ABEYANT PEERAGES
OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.
Beautifully printed, in 1 rol. 8vo, containing 800 double-column pages, 21s. bound.
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.
6. Peerages of Ireland, extinct by failure ot issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, according to Surnames.
7. Baronies by Writ—Ireland—in abeyance.
8. Peerages of Ireland, extinct and abeyant, alphabetically, according to Titles.
9. Peerages of Scotland, extinctby failure of issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, according to Surnames.
10. Extinct Peerages of Scotland, alphabetically, according to Titles.
1. Peerages of England extinct by failure of
issue, attainder, &c, alphabetically, according to Surnames.
2. Baronies by Writ—England—in abey
ance, and still vested probably in existing heirs.
3. Extinct and Abeyant Peerages of Eng
land, according to titles.
4. Charters of Freedom—Magna Charta—
Charter of Forests.
5. Roll of Battel Abbey.
MEMOIRS OF SCIPIO DE RICCI,
LATE BISHOP OP PISTOIA AND PEATO;
REFORMER OF CATHOLICISM IN TUSCANY.
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 expose 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 JOAN LOCKE.
By LORD KING. 2 vols. 16s.
PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN. 9
By AGNES STRICKLAND.
Author of "Lives of the Queens of England," Sec. 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
I in those of their parents, to all and each of whom it cannot fail to be alike amusing and
MEMOIRS OF LADY JANE GREY.
By SIR HARRIS NICOLAS. 1 vol., 8vo, bound, 6s.
GODWIN'S HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
4 vols., 28s.
GENERAL PEPE'S NARRATIVE OF THE WAR IN ITALY,
FROM 1847 to 1850; INCLUDING THE SLEGE OF VENICE.
Now first published from the original Italian Manuscript. Cheaper Edition, 2 vols., post 8vo, 12s. bound. "We predict that posterity will accept General Pepe as the historian of the great Italian movement of the nineteenth century. His work is worthy of all commendation."—Standard.
REY. R. MILMAN'S LIFE OF TASSO.
Cheaper Edition, in 2 vols., post 8vo, 12s. hound.
"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.
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.