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titude. * * The Encyclopedia Americana is a work " A compendious library, and invaluable book of refer. without which no library worthy of the name can here. ence."--NY. American.
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fulfilled the promises made at its outset. The bare " This work appears to improve as it issues from the now only to promise, for the editors and thenska press. The number of able writers, who contribute ori. that no exertion shall be spared to render the roginal matter in all the departments of literature and sci. ence is amply sufficient to give it celebrity and high char: ing volumes equal to those already published at acter. To men engaged in the active pursuits of life
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every mechanic-every farmer ought to possess a copy not have had an opportunity to become arquia of this useful and valuable work."-Courier.
with its merits, to the following account of the " From the specimen which has already been given, we ginal work, upon which it is based, and which w have no hesitation in saying, that in regard to intelli termed by the Edinburgh Reviewgence, skill, and faithful diligence, it is a work of the very highest order. We know of no similar publication that
THE WORLD-RENOWNED LEIPZIG CONVERSATIONS can bear any comparison with it for the rich variety of valuable information, which it condenses within so small a compass. It is free from all the narrowness of English
It was intended to supply a want occasioned to prejudice, it contains many important and interesting the character of the age, in which the sciences, ani details which can be found in no English production, and trades, and the various forms of knowledge sod at is a work which could be written by none but German active life, had become so much extended and descholars, more than two hundred of whom were employed versified, that no individual engaged in business cod in the original compilation."- Boston Observer.
become well acquainted with all subjects of gederal “This cannot but prove a valuable addition to the lite interest; while the wide diffusion of information rature of the age."--Mer, Advertiser.
dered such knowledge essential to the charaiter of “ The vast circulation this work has had in Europe, an accomplished man. This want, no eristing works where it has already been reprinted in four or five lan were adequate to supply. Books treating of particular guages, not to speak of the numerous German editions, branches, such as gazetteers, &c. were too contined of which seven have been published, speaks londly in in character; while voluminous Encyclopædias were favor of its intrinsic merit, without which such a celebrity too learned, scientific, and cumbrous, being usuas could never have been attained. To every man engaged elaborate treatises, requiring much study or previa in public business, who needs a correct and ample book of reference on various topics of science and letters, the acquaintance with the subject discussed. The cur Encyclopædia Americana will be almost invaluable. To ductors of the CONVERSATION LEXICON endeavon individuals obliged to go to situations where books are to select from every branch of knowledge what us neither numerous nor easily procured, the rich contents necessary to a well-informed mind, and to give pope
of these twelve volumes will prove a mine which will lar views of the more abstruse branches of learnog amply repay its purchaser, and be with difficulty exhaust. and science; that their readers might not be inco ed; and we recommend it to their patronage in the full moded, and deprived of pleasure or improvement. conviction of its worth. Indeed, it is difficult to say to what class of readers such a book would not prove useful, ignorance of facts or expressions used in books or an nay, almost indispensable, since it combines a great versation. Such a work musi obviously be of great
amount of valuable matter in small compass, and at utility to every class of readers. It has been found moderate expense, and is in every respect vell suited to so much so in Germany, that it is met with every augment the reader's stock of ideas, and povers of con. where, among the learned, the lawyers, the militar. versation, without severely taxing time or fatiguing artists, merchants, mechanics, and men of all sta boos attention."-Am. Daily Adrertiser.
The reader may judge how well it is adapted to its “The department of American Biography, a subjert or object, from the circumstance, that though it mu which it should be disgraceful to be ignorant, to the le. consists of twelve volumes, seren editions, compranz gree that many are, is, in this work, a prominent feature, and has received the attention of one of the most inde: about ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND COPIES, have been fatigable writers in this department of literature, which printed in less than fifteen years. It has been transthe present age can furnish."- Bosto: Courier.
laied into the Swedish, Danish and Dutch languages,
and a French translation is now preparing in Pars “According to the plan of Dr. Lieber, a desideratum will be supplied; the substance of contemporary know
In the preparation of the American edition, no es ledge will be brought within a small compass ;-and the pense haa been spared 10 secure the ablest assistance. character and uses of a manual will be imparted to a and the editors have been aided by many gendemen kind of publication heretofore reserved, on strong shelves, of distinguished ability. for occasional reference. By those who understand the The American Biography, which is very extensite. German language, the Conrersation Lericon is consulted has been furnished by Mr. Walsh, who has long and ten times for one application to any English Encyclopæ- particular attention to that branch of our literature. dia."-National Gazelle.
and from materials in the collection of which he has " The volume now published is not only highly honor been engaged for some years. For obvious reason able to the taste, ability, and industry of its editors and the notices of distinguished Americans are (ar publishers, but furnishes a proud sample of the accuracy fined to deceased individuals: the European biogrs. and elegance with which the most elaborate and impor: phy contains notices of all distinguished living thartant literary enterprises may now be accomplished in our country. Of the manner in which the editors have this acters, as well as those of past times. far conipleted their task, it is impossible, in the course of The articles on Zoology and the various branches a brief newspaper article, to speak with adequate justice." of Natural Science, and those on Chorusty and -- Boston Bulletin.
Mineralogy, have been prepared experty for this "It continues to be particularly rich in the depart work by gentlemen distinguished in the several de ments of Biography and Natural History. When we look partments. at the large mass of miscellaneous knowledge spread In relation to the Fine Arts, the work is erreedingly before the realer, in a form which has never been equalled rich. Great attention was given to this is the German for its condensation, and conveyed in a style that caunot work, and the Editors have been anxins to rerderij tie surpassed for propriety and perspicuity, we cannot but by the necessary additions, as perfeci as positie. think innt the American Encyclopedia deserves a place in every collection, in which works of reference form a por. liarly valuable
, as in cases where lezat subjects are
To gentlemen of the Bar. to work will be peruTion."-Southern Patriot, " By far the best work of the kind ever offered for sale
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Each division is distinctly traced out, and will advantages. Without fully detailing the method, a few of these advantages may b> mentioned.
consist of a determinate number of volumes. AlEach volume will contain one or more subjects uninter. though the precise extent of the work cannot be fixed DZ rupled and unbroken, and will be accompanied by the with certainty, yet there is a limit which will not be
corresponding plates or other appropriate illustrations. exceeded; and the subscribers may look forward to Facility of reference will be obtained without tettering the possession, within a reasonable time, of a complete the work by a continued alphabetical arrangement. A library of instruction, amusement, and general refersubscriber may omit particular volumes or sets of vol. unes, without disintegrating his series. Thus pach pur.
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OGRAPHY, be complete in themselves, or may be made so at a triting
In the above abstrusé and technical departments expense.
The purchasers will never find their property in this of knowledge, an attempt has been made to convey work destroyed by the publication of a second edition, to the reader a general acquaintance with these subThe arrangement is such that particular volumes may jects, by the use of plain and familiar language, aphe re-edited or re written without disturbing the others, propriate and well-exeented engravings, and copious The “CABINET CYCLOPEDIA” will thus be in a state of examples and illustrations, taken from objects and continual renovation, keeping pace with the never.ceas. esents with which every one is acquainted. ing improvements in knowledge, drawing within its circle from year to year whatever is new, and casting off The proprietors formerly pledged themselves that whatever is obsolete, so as to form a constantly wondern no exertion should be spared to obtain the support of ized Cyclopedia. Such are a few of the advantages which the most distinguished iulent of the age. They trust the proprietors have to offer to the public, and which they that they have redeemed that pledge. Among the pledge themselves to realize.
volumes already published in the literary department, Treatises on subjects which are technical and profes. no less than four have been the production of men sional will be adapted, not so much to those who desire to attain a practical proficiency, as to those who seek who stand in the first rank of liicrary talent-Sir that portion of information respecting such matters which James Mackintosh and Sir Walter Scout. In the sciis generally expected from well-educated persons. An entific depariment, a work has been produced from interest will be imparted to what is abstract by copious the pen of Mr. Herschel, which has been pronounced illustrations, and the sciences will be rendered attractive, by the highest living authority on subjects of general by treating them with reference to the most familiar ob philosophy, to contain “ the noblest observations on jects and occurrences.
ihe value of knowledge which have been made since The unwieldly bulk of Encyclopedias, not less than the abstruse discussions which they contain, has hitherto Bacon," and to be " the finest work of philosophical consigned them to the library, as works of only occasional genius which this age has seen.” reference. The present work, from its portable form and popular style, will claim a place in the drawing room and The following is a selection from the list of Contributors. the boudoir. Forming in itself a Complete Library, af. fording an extensive and infinitely varied store of in.
The Right Honorable Sir JAMES MACKINstruction and amusement, presenting just so much on
TOSH, M.P. every subject as those not professionally engaged in it The Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Cloyne. require, convenient in size, attractive in form, elegant in Sir WALTER SCOTT, Bart. illustrations, and ipost moderate inexpense, the CABINET JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM HERSCHEL, CYCLOPEDIA" will, it is hoped, be found an object of para. Esq. mount interest in every family. To the heads of schools and all places of public educa.
THOMAS MOORE, Esq. tion the proprietors trust that this work will particularly
J. B. BIOT, Member of the French Institute. recommend itself.
ROBERT SOUTHEY, Esq. Poet Laureate. It seems scarcely necessary to add, that nothing will The Baron CHARLES DUPIN, Member of the be admitted into the pages of the " CABINET CYCLOPEDIA" Royal Institute and Chamber of Deputies. which can have the most remote tendency to oflend public THOMAS CAMPBELL, Esq. or private morals. To enforce the cultivation of religion
T. B. MACAULEY, Esq. M. P.
DAVID BREWSTER, LL. D.
J. C. L. SISMONDI, of Geneva. feels these considerations more especially pressed upon
Capt. HENRY KATER, Vice President of the
S. T. COLERIDGE, Esq.
The Right Hon. T. P. COURTENAY, M. P.
It is not intended that the Cabinet Cyclopædia shall Cambridge. form an interminable series, in which any work of ANDREW URE, M. D. F.R.S., &c. &c. &c.
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“We advisedly call the Cabinet Cyclopædia a IV.-OUTLINES OF HISTORY.
undertaking, because we consider, that in rise toi V.-HISTORY OF THE NETHERLANDS. By T.C. the tone and habits of lbought of what is k 108 phone GRATTAN, Esq.
phrase, the reading public,' it will be, is rarna VII. VIII. XII.--HISTORY OF FRANCE. By Eyre in the spirit of its projection and cuinmeu !!! Evans CROWE. In 3 Vols.
the most invaluable productions of modern literature
* But these advantages, chunent as the IX.-MECHANICS. By Capt. KATER and Dr.
are, are not the sole nor the chief recomietin LARDNER
the Cabinet Cyclopedia. Neither is it on the estru X.-A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE ON THE OB- cheapness of the publication, noribe frueral indepote
JECTS, ADVANTAGES, AND PLEASCRES of -if we may so 'spak--of its several volumes na w
ing of tho present, and on the literature of the DEX! g* N. B.- This work forns the introduction or eration--but on the promise, amounting almost 10 2 Ltr. Pretace to the Cabinet of Natural Philosophy in titude of persons eminent in literature and science ir. i".
certainty, of the great excellence of its ticots. the Cyclopædia.
United Kingdom are employed in this wodetiasios a: XI.-BIOGRAPHY OF EMINENT BRITISII ideed, no oibers should be employed in it; for it is al?! STATESMEN.
that the profound and practised writer alube is capace XIII.-HISTORY OF FRANCE FROM THE RES. furnishing a ' popular compendium.' TORATION OF THE BOURBONS TO THE YEAR
“What pareni or guardian that throws his eye ozer ile 1830. By T. B. MACAULAY, (nearly ready.)
list of its contributors but must be rejeda by XIV.-IIYDROSTATICS AND PNEUMATICS. By of intellectual and moral excellence ?"- Literary Ga..
the names of those who are in tlimsolves a guarant DR. LARDNER, (nearly ready.)
“ The plau of the work appears well adapled to the par XV.-A TREATISE ON OPTICS. By Dr. Brews- pose it is proposed to fulfil--that of supplying a &res of TER, (nearly ready.)
publications, embracing the whole range of lieratult and science, in a popular and portable form; wbile ibe
excellence of the execution is guarantiej by the judge01 VOLUMES IN IMMEDIATE PREPARA- displayed in the selection of writers. The list of aith.ss TION.
employed in this ambitious undertaking comprises sue HISTORY OF ENGLAND. Vol. III.
of the most eminent men of the present age." -Alies, HISTORY OF MARITIME AND INLAND DIS- work of reference, as well as a most entertain.ca's!
“ The Cyclopedia, when complete, will form a Faluan COVERY. In 3 Vols.
structive library. It is an ersntial principle in etery.it LIVES OF EMINENT BRITISH LAWYERS. In of it, that it should be clear and easily understoen, 34 1 Vol. By H. Roscoe, Esq.
that an attempt should everywbere be made to uolto THE HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. In accurate information with agreeable manner of coe 4 Vols. Vol. 1. THE UNITED STATES OF AMER. veying it. It is an experiment to try how much xcko ICA.
may be taught with little crabbed or technical language Two volumes of this work, nearly ready, will bistory may be preserved in its more condensed state
and how far the philosophical and portical qualities of complete the History of the United States to the possesses also the most indispensable of all the qualities present time. The two remaining volumes will of a work intended for general instruction-ibai ef cheap, be devoted to South America and the West India ness. Whatever the plan might be, it was evident that Islands.
the grand ditieulty of Dr. Laruner was to unite a body A HISTORY OF IRELAND, TO THE UNION. In 2 of writers in its execution, whose character or works ar Vols. By T. MOORE, Esq.
forded the most probable hope that they were filled for a
task of which the peculiarity, the novelty, and eres the A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE ON THE USEFUL prevalent relish for such writings greatly enhance the dis
ARTS AND MANUFACTURES. By the Baron ficulty. We do not believe, thai in the list of cocinho CHARLES DUPin, Member of the Institute of France tors, ihere is one name of which the enlighiened part of and of the Chamber of Deputies.
the public would desire the exclusion. A HISTORY OF THE MOORS. In 3 Vols. By Ros
"In science, the list is not less promising. The TS
of the President, Vice Presidents, and most distingur ERT SOUTHEY, Esq. LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT LITERARY ireatise on astronomy, by Herschel; on optics, by Frew
Fellows of the Royal Society, are contained in it. A MEN OF ALL NATIONS. In 8 Vols. By Scott, ter; and on mechanics, by Lardner; need be only peam SOUTHEY, MOORE, MACKINTOSH, MONTGOMERY, mended by the subjects and the writers. An consueti CUNNINGHAM, and all the principal Literary and Prelate, of the first rank in science, has undertahu a Scientific Contributors to the Cyclopedia.
noble subject which happily combines pbilosophy with A TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY. By J. F. W. religion. Twelve of the most distinguishod naturalists
of the age, Fellows of the Linnaan and Zcological HERSCHEL, Esq.
cieties, are preparing a course of natural history. Otters GEOGRAPHY. In 4 Vols. By W. Cooley, Esq. not less eminent in literature and science, whose names it
author of the “History of Maritime Discovery." is not needful yet to mention, have shown syoiptoms if an LIVES OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED BRITISH ambition to take a place among such fellow-laborers
NAVAL COMMANDERS. By R. SOUTHEY, Esq. T'imes. LIVES OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED BRITISH
** The topics, as may be supposed, are both judiciously MILITARY COMMANDERS. By the Rev.G.R. selected and treated with ability. To general paórti
and as part of a family library, the volumes already pid: GLEIG.
lished possess great recommendations. For the externo! HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLICS. By beautjes of good printing and paper they merit equal com J. C. L. SISMONDI.
mendation."Balt. American. THE HISTORY OF GREECE. In 3 Vols. By the "The uniform neatness of these volumes, their very Rev. C. THIRLWALL.
moderate price, and the quantity of information which LIVES OF EMINENT BRITISH ARTISTS. By they contain, drawn from the best and most attracure W. Y. Orley, Esq. and T. PHILLIPS, R. A. Professor who desires to possess such information, should besiiste
sources, have given them deserved celebrity, and no one of Painting to the Royal Academy.
a moment to add them to his library."--Fed. Gazette. A TREATISE ON ELECTRICITY AND MAGNET
* This excellent work continues to increase in public ISM. By M. Bior, Member of the French Insti- favor, and to receive fresh accessions of force to its corps
of contributors."--Lit. Gazette.
LARDNER'S CABINET CYCLOPÆDIA.
“ OF THE MANY WORKS WHICH HAVE BEEN LATELY PUB HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. By Sir Walter LISHED IN IMITATION, OR ON THE PLAN ADOPTED BY THE
Scott. In 2 Vols.
“ The History of Scotland, by Sir Walter Scott, we do BLE, AND THE MOST RECOMMENDED BY DISTINGUISHED not hesitate to declare, will be, if possible, more extenASSISTANCE, SCIENTIFIC AND LITERARY."
sively read, than the most popular work of fiction, by the Edinburgh Review. same prolific author, and for this obvious reason: it com.
bines much of the brilliant coloring of the Ivanhoe picHISTORY OF ENGLAND. By Sir James style and picturesqueness of description of his other
tures of by-gone manners, and all the graceful facility of Mackintosh. In 8 Vols. Two Vols. pub- charming romances, with a minute fidelity to the facts lished.
of history, and a searching scrutiny into their authenti.
city and relative value, which might put to the blush “In the first volume of Sir James Mackintosh's His. Mr. Hume and other professed historians. Such is the tory of England, we find enough to warrant the antici. magic charm of Sir Walter Scott's pen, it has only to pations of the public, that a calm and luminous philoso. touch the simplest incident of every-day life, and it starts phy will diffuse itself over the long narrative of our Brit. up invested with all the interest of a scene of romance; ish History."-Edinburgh Review.
and yet such is his fidelity to the text of nature, that the “ In this volume Sir James Mackintosh fully developes knights, and serts, and collared fools with whom his in. those great powers, for the possession of which the public ventive genius has peopled so many volumes, are regarded have long given him credit. The result is the ablesí com by us as not mere creations of fancy, but as real flesh and mentary that has yet appeared in our language upon some blood existences, with all the virtues, feelings and errors of the most important circumstances of English History." of common place humanity."-Lit. Gazette. -Atlas.
" Worthy in the method, style, and reflections, of the author's high reputation. We were particularly pleased with his high vein of philosophical sentiment, and his HISTORY OF FRANCE. By Eyre Evans
Crowe. In 3 vols. occasional survey of contemporary annals."- Nutional Ga:ette. "If talents of the highest order, long experience in po.
HISTORY OF FRANCE, from the Restoralitics, and years of application to the study of history
tion of the Bourbons, to the Revolution and the collection of information, can command superi- of 1830. By T. B. Macaulay, Esq. M. P. ority in a historian, Sir James Mackintosh may, without
Nearly ready. reading this work, be said to have produced the best his. tory of this country. A perusal of the work will prove " The style is concise and clear; and events are sumthat those who anticipated a superior production, have med up with much vigor and originality."- Lil. Gazette. not reckoned in vain on the high qualifications of the author." --Courier.
" His history of France is worthy to figure with the
works of his associates, the best of their day, Scott and "Our anticipations of this volume were certainly very Mackintosh."-- Monthly Mag. highly raised, and unlike such anticipations in general, " For such a task Mr. Crowe is eminently qualified. they have not been disappointed. A philosophical spirit, At a glance, as it were, his eye takes in the theatre of a nervous style, and a full knowledge of the subject, ac. centuries. His style is neat, clear, and pithy; and his quired by considerable research into the works of pre: power of condensation enables him to say much, and ceding chroniclers and historians, eminently distinguish effectively, in a few words, to present a distinct and this popular abridgment, and cannot fail to recommend it perfect picture in a narrowly circumscribed space,
."-La to universal approbation. In continuing his work as he
Belle Assemblee. has begun, Sir James Mackintosh will confor a great bene. it on his country."--Lond. Lit. Gazette.
“ The style is neat and condensed; the thoughts and
conclusions sound and just. The necessary conciseness “Or its general merits, and its permanent value, it is of the narrative is unaccompanied by any baldness; on impossible to speak, without the highest commendation, the contrary, it is spirited and engaging."-Bult. Ameri. and after a careful and attentive perusal of the two volumes which have been published, we are enabled to de. clare that, so far, Sir James Mackintosh has performed
"To compress the history of a great nation, daring a the duty to which he was assigned, with all the ability period of thirteen hundred years, into three volumes, and that was to be expected from luis great previous attain the narrative, to enable and induce the reader to possess
to preserve sufficient distinctuess as well as interest in ments, his laborious industry in investigation, his excel. tot judgment, his superior talents, and his honorable bimself clearly of all the leading incidents, is a task by principles."- Inquirer.
no means easily executed. It has, nevertheless, been well
accomplished in this instance."--N. Y. American. "We shall probably extract the whole of his view of the reformation, merely to show how that important topic
"Written with spirit and taste."-U. S. Gazette. has been bandled by go able and philosophical a writer, "Could we but persuade our young friends to give professing Protestantism.-National Gazette,
these volumes a careful perusal, we should feel assured The talents of Sir James Mackintosh are so justly and of their grateful acknowledgments of profit and pleas.
ure."-N. Y. Mirror. decply respected, that a strong interest is necessarily ex. cited with regard to any work which such a distinguished " At once concise and entertaining."-Saturday Bul. writer may think fit to undertake. In the present instance,
letin. as in all others, our expectations are fully gratified."Gentleman's Magazine.
" The second volume of the listory of England, form. THE HISTORY OF THE NETHERLANDS, ing the sixth of Carey & Lea's Cabinet Cyclopadia, has to the Battle of Waterloo. By T. C. Grato been sent abroad, and entirely sustains the reputation of tan. its predecessors. The various factions and dissensions, the inportant trials and batiles, which render this period " It is but justice to Mr. Grattan to say that he has so conspicuous in the page of history, are all related with executed his laborious task with much industry and pro. great clearness and masterly power."— Boston Traveller.
portionate effect. Undisfigured by pompous nothingness, and without any of the affectation of philosophical pro.
fundity, his style is simple, light, and fresh--perspicuous, BIOGRAPHY OF BRITISÍL STATESMEN;
smooth, and harmonious." - La Belle Assemblee. containing the Lives of Sir Thomas More, The volume before us is a compressed but clear and im
"Never did work appear at a more fortunate period. Cardinal Wolsey, Archbishop Cranmer, partial narrative.”—Lit. Gaz. and Lord Burleigh.
" A long residence in the country, and a ready access to "A very delightful voluine, and on a subject likely to libraries and archives, have furnished Mr. Grattan with increase in interest as it proceeds. * We cordially materials which he has arranged with skill, and out of commend the work both for its design and execution.' which he has produced a most interesting volume."Lond. Lit. Gazette.