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A Weekly Journal containing Literary, Artistic and Scientific

Intelligence, Criticisms of Books, Pictures and Music, Foreign Correspondence, and Deliberate Comments on the Political and Social Topics of the Day. TERMS: Five Dollars per Annum, Three Dollars for Six Months, in Advance.

Published every Thursday in New York, in quarto form, of twenty pages, and of very attractive typography. It is now in the second year of its existence, and has already earned for itself higher encomiums than were ever before bestowed on any American journal. The following is a list of some of the Contributors to The Nation during the past year:

Professors William F. Allen; W. P. Atkinson; William A. Brewer; Charles W. Eliot; D. C. Gilman; Geo. W. Greene; E. W. Gurney; Tayler Lewis; James Russell Lowell; D. H. Mahan; John Norton Pomeroy; Noah Porter; Goldwin Smith (England); W. D. Whitney. Hon. George P. Marsh. Rev. Lyman Abbott; J. W. Chadwick; George E. Ellis; O. B. Frothingham; Edwin Harwood; Joseph Haven; Joshua Leavitt; B. H. Nadal; Joseph P. Thompson; J. H. Ward. Dr. Wm. A. Hammond; Francis Lieber; Frederic Schütz. Messrs. Edward Atkinson; Robert D. Benedict; Joel Benton; John Bonner; F. Boott; Charles Loring Brace; Charles Astor Bristed; Edward Carey; Charles T. Congdon; Christopher Pearce Cranch; John R. Dennett; Edward Dicey (England); Samuel Eliot; Timothy Farrer; Gaston Fay; Sidney George Fisher; John Safford Fiske; Charles L. Flint; J. Irving Forbes; Wm, Lloyd Garrison; W. P. Garrison; Edwin L. Godkin; Charles C. Hazewell; Michael Heilprin; William D. Howells; Henry James; Henry James, Jr.; Oliver Johnson; Frederic Kapp; Charles Lanman; Auguste Laugel (France); Henry Carey Lea; Charles Godfrey Leland; T. R. Lounsbury; Charles Eliot Norton; Frederick Law Olmsted; Frederic B. Perkins; William S. Phillips; Edmund Quincy; James Redpath; Frank B. Sanborn; Eugene Schuyler; Arthur G. Sedgwick; Thomas G. Shearman; Frank Sheldon; A. R. Spofford; Edmund C. Stedman; W. J. Stillman; Russell Sturgis, Jr.; Bayard Taylor; Theodore Tilton; N. Tourgueneff (Russia); Henry Van Brunt; Aubrey de Vere; Henry Villard; Geo. Cabot Ward; Samuel G. Ward; Hermann J. Warner; W. T. Washburn; Charles Welford; C. S. Weyman; John G. Whittier; Chauncey Wright. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe; H. Hunt; Jesse White Mario (Italy); Miss Anna Blackwell (Paris); Phæbe Cary, Sarah D. Clark.

THE ORDER OF CONTENTS IS ABOUT AS FOLLOWS : THE WEEK — Brief comments on current events at home and abroad. LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL NOTES. BOOK REVIEWS--By the most accomplished writers, EDITORIAL ARTICLES. ARTICLES ON SOCIAL TOPICS, ART CRITICISMS — Music, Pictures, the Drama, CORRESPONDENCE — Special and occasional. BOOKS OF THE DAY – A list of the latest publications, with price annexed.

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No other Geographer living understands the relations of the Physical features of our earth 80 well, or knows how to present them to Students with such simplicity, as Prof. Guyot."-AGASSIZ.

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CONTAINING Twenty-one Maps, three of which are double-page maps, engraved in the highest style of the art; colored Physically and Politically; embracing also diagrams for the construction of the maps of each continent according to Prof. Guyot's system of Constructive Map Drawing.

In the preparation of this series the great variety of extraneous matter with which geographies are generally crowded has been entirely rejected. But all that is most important in regard to the nature and resources of the countries of the earth-their people, cities, and commercial importance-is invariably given; the facts, however, are not given in the disconnected manner ordinarily employed, but are presented in the order of dependence, one upon the other. The physical character of each country is made the basis of the study of the country, and all facts regarding its Political Geography are so intimately linked with its Physical character that it is impossible to forget them. Sample copies sent, postage paid, on receipt of $1.40.

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No other Geographer living understands the relations of the physical features of our Earth so well of knores how to present them to students with such simplicity and dearness, as Prof. Guyot.

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THE Publishers announce with pleasure the publication of the THIRD EDITION of these important Text-Books.

All the new political boundaries and changes in Europe have been noted, both in the Text and Maps; and every care has been taken to render the work as perfect as possible in every detail.

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No. I.

Primary; or, Introduction to the Study of Geography,

One quarto volume, with over One Hundred Elegant Ilustrations. The object of this book is not so much to impart Geographical knowledge as to prepare the way for its successful acquirement in the future. It is literally an “Introduction to the Study of Geography." The purposes of the work are

1. To fill the mind of the young with vivid pictures of Nature, in such regions of the Globe as may be considered great Geographical types.

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In these studies are presented the general aspect of each of the important countries on the globe: the pursuits of the inhabitants; and descriptions of the leading cities. The book contains numerous Engravings, selected for their fidelity to nature, and for the aid which they afford in illustrating the ideas conveyed in the text.

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