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12 COLBURN AND CO.'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
BURKE'S DICTIONARY OF THE EXTINCT, DORMANT, & ABEYANT PEERAGES
OF ENCLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.
Beautifully printed, in 1 vol. 8vo, containing 800 double-column pages, 21a. 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 liouses. It connects, in many instances, the new with the old nobility, and it wUl 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.
C O N T
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.
E N T S.
6. Peerages of Ireland, extinct by failure of
issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, according to Surnames.
7. Baronies by Writ—Ireland—in abey
8. Peerages of Ireland, extinct and abey
ant, alphabetically, according to Titles.
9. Peerages of Scotland, extinct by failure
of issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, according to Surnames. 10. Extinct Peerages of Scotland, alphabetically, according to Titles.
MEMOIRS OF SCIPIO DE EICCI,
I.ATE BISHOP OF PISTOIA AND PBATO;
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. "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.
HISTORY AND BIOGBAPHY.
ANECDOTES OF THE ARISTOCRACY,
EPISODES IN ANCESTRAL STORY.
By J. BERNARD BURKE, Esq.,
Author of " The History of the Landed Gentry," "The Peerage and Baronetage," &c.
Second And Cheaper Edition, 2 vols., post 8vo, 21s. bound.
The memoirs of our great families are replete with details of the most striking and romantic interest, throwing light 6n the occurrences of public as well as domestic life, and elucidating the causes of many important national events. How little of the personal history of the Aristocracy is generally known, and yet how full of amusement is the subject! Almost every eminent family has some event connected with its rise or greatness, some curious tradition interwoven with its annals, or some calamity casting a gloom over the brilliancy of its achievements, which cannot fail to attract the attention of that sphere of society to which this work more particularly refers, and must equally interest the general reader, with whom, in this country, the records of the higher classes have always possessed a peculiar attraction. The anecdotes of the Aristocracy here recorded go far to show that there are more marvels in real life than in the creations of fiction. Let the reader seek romance in whatever book, and at whatever period he may, yet nought will he find to surpass the unexaggerated reality here unfolded.
"Mr. Burke has here given us the most curious incidents, the most stirring tales, and the most remarkable circumstances connected with the histories, public and private, of our noble houses and aristocratic families, and has put them into a shape which will preserve them in the library, and render them the favourite study of those who are interested in the romance of real life. These stories, with all the reality of established fact, read with as much spirit as the tales of Boccacio, and are as full of strange matter for reflection and amazement."—Britannia.
"We cannot estimate too highly the interest of Mr. Burke's entertaining and instructive work. For the curious nature of the details, the extraordinary anecdotes related, the strange scenes described, it would be difficult to find a parallel for it. It will be read by every one."—Sunday Times.
ROMANTIC RECORDS OF DISTINGUISHED FAMILIES.
Being the Second Series of "Anecdotes of the Aristocracy."
By J. B. BURKE, Esq.
2 vols., post 8vo, 21s. bound.
"From the copious materials afforded by the history of the English Aristocracy, Mr. Burke has made another and a most happy selection, adding a second wing to his interesting picture-gallery. Some of the most striking incidents on record in the annals of high and noble families are here presented to view."—Join BulL
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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, iu the hands of youthful branches of a family, as well as in those of their parents, to all aud each of whom it cannot fail to be alike amusing and instructive."—Britannia.
"This delightful book will speedily become a reigning favourite. These deeply interesting compositions abound in delicate and refined sentiment, glowing flights of imagination and the ntmost poetic beauty."—Weekly Chronicle.
LETTERS OF ROYAL AND ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES OF GREAT BRITAIN,
ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND. Now first published frcm the Originals, with Introductory Notices.
By MARY ANN EVERETT GREEN,
GENERAL PEPE'S NARRATIVE OF THE WAR IN ITALY,
FROM 1847 to 1850; INCLUDING THE SIEGE OF VENICE.
Now first published from the original Italian Manuscript.
f< The grand features of the recent Italian movement in favour of a national existence have had no other such authentic portraiture as these volumes convey. The State documents and letters which the work contains make it indispensable to the historian of these times. The whole panorama of the Revolution is here gone over—the reform movement beginning at Rome—the agitation caused thereby in Florence and Naples, thence spreading to Sicily, Piedmont, and Austrian Italy—the threats and hostile attitude of the Court of Vienna—the spirited revolt of the Sicilians—the increased tyranny of German generals in Lombardy—the crash of the Parisian Revolution—the rise of the
Sopulaceof Milan against Radetzky, the declaration of Charles Albert, and advance of the ardinian troops—the battle of Goito—the exultation of feeling in Rome and Florence— the flight of the Grand Duke of Tuscany—the revolution in Naples—the treachery of Pope and King—the dreadful massacre iu Naples—the disasters of Charles Albert—the bombardment of Brescia—the glorious defence of Venice—the flight of the Pope from Rome—the arrival of Mazzini—the proclamation of the Republic from the Capitol— the invasion of the Roman States by the armies of Spain, Austria, France, and Naples— the fall of Venice and of Rome—and the whole chain of events down to the Pontiffs return."—Athenmum.
"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.
HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
REV. R. MILMAFS LIFE OF TASSO.
2 vols., post 8vo, 21s. 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.
"The present work, from the touching interest of its subject, is likely to be extensively read."—Athemmm.
"Mr. Milman's biography is a very good one. The work will find a place in every library."—Britannia.
"A most valuable addition to our literary treasures—fraught with deep and thrilling interest."—Morning Post.
"Mr. Milman's Memoir of Tasso is a work of considerable interest; entering fully into the particulars of the great poet's life, and giving a general review of his works."—John
MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF
SIR ROBERT MURRAY KEITH, XB.,
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.
EDITED BY MRS. GILLESPIE SMYTH.
2 vols., post 8vo, with Portraits, 25s. bound.
Sir Robert Murray Keith, it will be recollected, was one of the ablest diplomatists of the last century, and held the post of Ambassador at the Court of Copenhagen, when Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark, the unfortunate sister of George III., was involved in the conspiracy of Struensee, and was only saved from the severest punishment her vindictive enemy the Queen-Mother could inflict, by the spirited interposition of the British Ambassador. Sir Eobert Keith also for a long period represented his Sovereign at the Courts of Dresden and Vienna; and his papers, edited by a member of his family, throw considerable light on the diplomatic history of the reign of George III., besides conveying many curious particulars of the great men and events of the period. Among the variety of interesting documents comprised in these volumes, will be found—Letters from Frederick, King of Prussia; Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark; Princes Ferdinand of Brunswick, Kannitz, and Czartoriski; the Dukes of Cumberland, York, Queensbury, Montagu, and Newcastle; Lords Stormont, St. Asaph, Heathfield, Hardwicke, Darlington, Auckland, Apsley, Barrington, Stair; Counts Bentinck and Rosenberg; Baron Trenck; Field-Marshals Conway and Keith; Sirs Walter Scott, Joseph Yorke, Nathaniel Wraxall, John Sebright; Dr. Robertson, Mr.Pitt, Howard, Mrs. Piozzi, Mrs.Montagu, &c., &c.
"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 tome and abroad, with those of Horace Walpole himself."—Court Journal.
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WITH SKETCHES OF ADMIRALS SIR E. OWEN, SIR B. HALLOWELL CAREW, &c.
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REVELATIONS OF PRINCE TALLEYRAND.
By M. COLMACHE,
THE PRINCE'S PRIVATE SECRETARY.
Second Edition, 1 volume, post 8vo, with Portrait, 10s. 6d. bound.
"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
Now ready, Volume XI., price 7s., 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 OP 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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