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Eothen; or, Traces of Travel brought Home from the East.
1 neat volume, very handsomely printed on fine paper. 50 cents.
CONTENTS.—Preface-Over the border-Journey from Belgrade to Constantinople-Constantinople—The Troad-Infidel Smyrna -Greek mariners-Cyprus--Lady Hester Stanhope--The Sanetuary—The monks of the Holy Land-From Nazareth to Tiberias ~My first bivouac— The Dead Sea-The black tents—Passage of the Jordan-Terra Sancta— The desert—Cairo and the plague
- The Pyramids—The Sphynx-Cairo to Suez-Suez-Suez to Gaza--Gaza to Nablous—Mariam-The prophet Damoor-Damascus-Pass of the Lebanon-Surprise of Satalieh.
“Graphic in delineation, animated in style, frank in manner, and artistical in the choice and treatment of the subjects selected for presentation.”-Spectator.
“He has wit and humor that shed an illustrative gleam on every object which he describes, placing it in the happiest relief."-Atheneum, (first notice.)
“The book is as 'light as light,' and as lively as life, yet are there in it passages and scenes which would make most men grave and solemn."-Atheneum, (second notice.)
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“We have seldom, in a word, perused a voluine which so irresistibly claims the attention, from the first page of the preface to the finale of the wanderings.”- Atlas.
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" It is novel in all its details."-Britannia.
“His account is brief, but were volumes written it could rot bring the actual scene inore to our mind's eye. We are frequently startled in the midst of mirth by some great touch of nature-some terrible display of truth."-News of the World.
“The scenes through which he passed are exhibited with a clearness, and stamped upon the inind with a strength, which is absolutely fascinating. The whole is accompanied with the strong commanding evidence of truth, and embellished with all the beauty of poetry.”—Globe.
“This is the sort of writing for a traveller-sketchy, vigorous, and original." -Morning Post.
“A book which exerts a very fascinating effect on its readers.”—Morning Chronicle.
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Rome; as seen by a New-Yorker in 1843–4. One vol. 12mo.
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CONTENTS.—Saint Peter's——the Forum and Coliseum–the Capi. tol-Churches, images, reliques, and miracles A day among the tombs of Rome-The Vatican-Christinas at Rome–The palaces of Rome-Ancient baths and modern fountains-A Roman dininghouse and café-The Velabrum, Ghetto, and Trastevere-Cardinals, monks, beggars, and robbers—A promenade on the Pincian Hill-Sculptors and painters~ The modern Romans-Appendix -How to see Rome-The Duomo of Milan.
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“Whoever wishes to obtain a close and familiar view of Rome, will get it nowhere better than in this work. Mr. Gillespie has looked upon the city with the eye and heart of a scholar. He enjoys Rome, and this very enjoyment of his coinmunicates itself his writings, and he involuntarily puts his readers in a state of feeling to enjoy it with him.”-Democratic Review.
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VESTIGES OF THE CREATION. Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. By Sir Richard
Vyvyan, Bart., M.P., F. R. S., &c. One vol. 12mo. well printed. Price 75 cents.
CONTENTS.-1. The bodies of space, their arrangements and formation-2. Constituent materials of the earth and other bodies of space—3. The earth formed; era of the primary rocks-4. Commencement of organic life; sea plants, corals, &c.—5. Era of the old red sand-stone; terrestrial zoology commences with reptiles;
first traces of birds-5. Era of the oolite; commencement of mam. malia-€. Era of the cretaceous formations—7. Era of the tertiary formation ; mammalia abundant—8. Era of the superficial
formations ; commencement of the present species--9. General considerations respecting the origin of the animated tribes—10.
Particular considerations respecting the origin of the animated tribes-11. Hypothesis of the development of the vegetable and animal kingdom-12. Maclay system of animated nature; this system considered in connexion with the progress of organic creation, and as indicating the natural status of man–13. Early history of mankind—14. Mental constitution of animals—15. Pur
pose and general condition of the animated creation—16. Note conclusory
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impressions of the Creator's power, wis and goodness.”Albany Argus.
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THE MEMENTO: A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP. The Memento : a Gift of Friendship. Edited by C. W.
Everest. This interesting volume consists of original Tales and Sketches, in prose and verse, by forty-six eminent contributors. 1 vol. 12mo., with engravings. $1 50. “This book, had it been published a few months earlier, would have passed for one of the more attractive annuals of the season; but it possesses such inherent attractions, that it need not borrow favor from any season, in order to meet with a high appreciation from intelligent readers. It is inade up of contributions both in prose and poetry, from many of the most gifted pens in the land; and while the articles are not generally of a strictly religious character, they are nevertheless of a moral and useful tendency. The work is withal handsomely got up."-Albany Argus.
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“The "Memento' is intended for a gift-book. It is exceedingly neat and tasteful in its outward appearance, and we can find no fault with it, except for being a little behind its time. It ought to have been published at Christmas, when al. the world and his wife were out shopping, after just such books. Yet, after all, though it came to us like a swallow out of season, we learn from the editor's prefatory note, that this is not so much its fault as its misfortune; and surely we cannot blame it for its misfortunes. It is made up of selections from some of our most popular writers."- Providence Journal.
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