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The Eighteen Christian Centuries. By the Rev. JAMES WHITE, author of a "History of France." With a Copious Index. From the second Edinburgh Edition. 1 vol. 12mo. 538 pages. $1 25.
This is a striking and peculiar contribution to historical literature. It is the historical spirit of each one of the Eighteen Christian Centuries seen through the medium of a master mind. The history of each century, from the first of our era, is reviewed and generalized, grasped as a whole: its prevailing purpose or idea individualized, and its result, as a century, given to the reader. The work is singularly original, comprehensive, clear, and masterly. It will give the general reader a clearer idea of the general history of Christendom than can be obtained in many months of study, and will prove beyond question a welcome and valuable remembrancer to many especial students of history. It has been the general complaint against history itself, that it is too much a collection of mere dates, and such a complaint is the highest eulogy of this book, which dispensing with any but the largest divisions of time, except, indeed, when a date may serve to explain or illuminate some act or event, eliminates by its spirit entirely the prevailing lesson of history.
Fiji and the Fijians. By THOMAS WILLIAMS and JAmes Cal VERT, late Missionaries in Fiji. Edited by GEORGE STRINGER ROWE. Illustrated with numerous colored Drawings and Wool Engravings. 1 vol. 8vo. Cloth, $2 50.
"The story of their missionary labors and results possesses the deepest in terest to all who believe in the redemption of the human race.”—PORTLANI TRANSCRIPT.
"This is a book of great interest and value. Its 550 pages contain such a fund of information, with regard to the Fijians and their island country, as has perhaps never before been placed between the lids of any English book."-HOME JOURNAL.
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural SelecTION; or, THE PRESERVATION OF FAVORED RACES in the STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. By CHARLES DARWIN, M. A. 1 vol. 12mo. 432 pages. $1 25.
"Readers of his delightful book, ' Voyage of a Naturalist,' will recognize in this new work his power as a writer, whatever may be the scientific verdict on his theories."-N. Y. OBSERVER.
"The conclusions at which he aims are so startling, that they cannot fail to meet with considerable opposition. Mr. Darwin himself is far from anticipating that they will be generally received. But he has certainly a right to demand that they shall be opposed only in the same spirit of candor and moderation by which his advocacy of them is so eminently distinguished."— LONDON LITERARY GAZETTE.
The Path which Led a Protestant Lawyer to the CATHOLIC CHURCH. By PETER II. BURNETT. 1 vol. 8vo.
741 pages. $2 50.
"I was once a Protestant, and I became a Catholic. The main reasons which led to the change will be found substantially stated in the work.
"In the prosecution of this design, I procured all the works, on both sides, within my reach, and examined them alternately side by side. The investigation occupied all my spare time for about eighteen months. I examined carefully, prayerfully, and earnestly, until I was satisfied, beyond a doult, that the old Church was the true, and the only true Church."—EXTRACT FROM PREFACE.
Reynard the Fox, after the Version of Goethe. By THOS. J. ARNOLD. With 60 Illustrations from the Designs of Wilhelm Von Kaulbach. 1 vol. 8vo. Cloth, gilt, $3 50; Mor., $5. "This excellent translation of the well-known German Poem is presented in a beautiful form, with illustrations on every page, which tell the tale as plainly as the verse does."-BOSTON ADVERTISER.
Great Facts; a Popular History and Description of the MOST REMARKABLE INVENTIONS during the Present Century. By FREDERICK C. BAKEWELL, 1 vol. 12mo. Illustrat
CONTENTS-PROGRESS OF INVENTION; STEAM NAVIGATION; STEAM CARRIAGES AND RAILWAYS; THE AIR ENGINE; PHOTOGRAPHY; DISSOLVING VIEWS: THE KALEIDESCOPE; THE MAGIC DISC; THE DIORAMA; THE STEREOSCOPE; THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH; ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CLOCKS: ELECTRO-METALLURGY; GAS LIGHTING; THE ELECTRIC LIGHT; INSTANTANEOUS LIGHT; PAPER-MAKING MACHINERY; PRINTING MACHINES; LITHOGRAPHY; AERATED WATERS; VOLVERS AND MINNIE RIFLES; CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS; TUBULAK BRIDGES; SELFACTING ENGINES.
Evenings at the Microscope; or, Researches among the MINUTER ORGANS and FORMS of ANIMAL LIFE. By PHILLIP HENRY GOSSE, F. R. S. 1 vol. 12mo. 480 pages. $1 50.
"The object of this volume is to open the path to the myriad wonders of creation that are hidden from the unassisted human eye, and most successfully does it accomplish the purpose."--PRES. BANNER.
Leaves from an Actor's Note Book, with Reminiscences and Chit-Chat of the Green Room and the Stage, in England and America. By GEORGE VANDENHOFF. 1 vol. 12mo. $1 00.
"There are no reminiscences more entertaining than those of actors, and Mr. Vandenhoff, who is a fine scholar as well as a fine actor, has succeeded in presenting his in a peculiarly agreeable and attractive form."-NEW OR
The History of Herodotus. A new English Version, edited with COPIOUS NOTES and APPENDICES, illustrating the IIistory and Geography of Herodotus, from the most recent sources of information; and embodying the chief results, historical and ethnographical, which have been obtained in the progress of Cuneiform and Hieroglyphical Discovery. By GEORGE RAWLINSON, M. A., late Fellow and Tutor of Exeter College, Oxford, assisted by Col. Sir HENRY RAWLINSON, K. C. B., and Sir J. G. WILKINSON, F. R. S. 4 vols. 8vo. $10.
"The delightful old story-teller, who has been reverently styled the father of history, has never been presented to the readers of the English language in so satisfactory a manner as in the present valuable edition. Though com menced only about seven years since, great portions of the work have been rewritten, in order to incorporate, in a proper manner, the remarkable Assyrian discoveries which have shed light upon the obscurity of the past.”—N. W. CHRIS. ADVOCATE.
Parties and their Principles:
a MANUAL of POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE, Exhibiting the growth and character of National Parties, with an Appendix containing valuable, general, and statistical information. By ARTHUR HOLMES. 1 vol. 12mo. Cloth, $1.
"No book yet published, relating to the subject, contains so much valuable information in brief space, so convenient for reference."—Ev'ING POST. "The work was one greatly needed, especially to writers and politicians, and we think the author has succeeded admirably in his undertaking." LYNCHBURG VIRGINIAN.
"As a hand-book it will doubtless be found useful by all interested in National politics, and that includes all good citizens.”—ALBANY Argus.
Loss and Gain; or, Margaret's Home. By ALICE B. HAVEN. 1 vol. 12mo. Cloth, 75 cents.
"Margaret' is just such a character as Alice Haven can create-no unnatural heroine is she, but an humble girl, striving amidst poverty, and discouragement and toil, to do right and meet the smile of Heaven."—GAZETTE, CHILICOTHE.
"This story has all the grace and freshness of the earlier writings of Alice Neal, refined and purified by a pure morality and Christian sentiment."-MILWAUKEE SENTINEL.
Re-Statements of Christian Doctrine, in Twenty-five SERMONS. By HENRY W. BELLOWS. 1 vol. 12mo. 434 pages. $1 25.
"His exposition of his faith is manly, eloquent, and full of earnest sin cerity; and those who differ from him in sentiment will at least agree that he speaks out honestly what seems to him to be the doctrine of the Bible.”PROVIDENCE JOURNAL.
"The volume will naturally be sought for by even many out of Dr. Bellows' denomination, who are curious to know more of the opinions of a man who has been accused of tendencies in the most widely diverse directions in his theology."-SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN.
Here and There; or, Earth and Heaven Contrasted.
1 vol. 12mo. 25 cents.
"The idea of this little brochure is to set in contrast texts of Scripture on the same page, the first relating to Here,' and portraying the sorrows of our earthly pilgrimage; and the second, 'There,' telling the joys of Heaven." -BUFFALO COMMERCIAL.
Martha's Hooks and Eyes. 1 vol. 18mo. 38 cents.
"This little book overflows with pathetic sentiment, expressed in language whose quiet quaintness wins its way to the reader's heart, and both story and style combine to form a literary tit-bit of the daintiest sort.”— BOSTON POST.
The Probable Fall in the Value of Gold.
from the French of MICHEL CHEVALIER. 1 vol. 8vo. $1 25.
"The questions embraced in the theme which M. Chevalier proposed for discussion are among the most important that can engage the attention of commercial minds, for they affect the temporal welfare of every producer and consumer."-LOUISVILLE CHRIS'N UNION.
The Tin Trumpet: or, Heads and Tails for the Wise. and WAGGISH. A New American Edition, with alterations and additions. 1 vol. 12mo. $1 25.
"This is a book, indeed, that every Lady must have for a hand-book, and of which no diner-out can afford to deprive himself—and it is also inevitable to that ubiquitous being, 'the general reader."
Memoirs of the Empress Catherine the Second of RUSSIA. Written by Herself. With a Preface, by A. HERZEN. 1 vol. 12mo. $1 00.
"The fact that it purports to have been written by the Empress herself, invests it with decided interest at once."-DEMOCRAT AND AMERICAN.
"It is a sketch of the life of a woman as noted for her talents as for her follies-not to say crimes."-PITTSBURG GAZETTE.
-Life of James Watt. With Selections from his CORRESPONDENCE. By JAMES PATRICK MUIRHEAD. 1 vol. 12mo. $1 25.
"Of all men, living or dead, no one has done more, probably, to extend the empire of man,—to subject brute force to his control."-PITTSBURG GAZETTE.
The Roman Question. By E. ABOUT. 1 vol. 12mo. 50 cts.
"The book before us, although written by a Parisian, and privately, has the approbation of the French Government, yet is under the public displeasure of the same Government, and its printing and circulation is forbidden in France."-NEWARK ADVERTISER.
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