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KIRBY AND SPENCE'S ENTOMOLOGY, FOR POPULAR USE.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY,
OR, ELEMENTS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF INSECTS; COMPRISING AN AO-
With Plates, Plain or Colored.
BY W. KIRBY, M.A., F.R.S., AND W. SPENCE, ESQ., F.R.S.
FROM THE SIXTH LONDON EDITION, WHICH WAS CORRECTED AND MUCH ENLARGED.
In one large octavo volume, extra cloth.
"We have been greatly interested in running over the pages of this treatise. There is scarcely, in the wide range of natural science, a more interesting or instructive study than that of insects, or one that is calculated to excite more curiosity or wonder. "The popular form of letters is adopted by the authors in imparting a knowledge of the subject, which renders the work peculiarly fitted for our district school libraries, which are open to all ages and classes."-Hunt's Merchants' Magazine.
JOHNSON AND LANDRETH ON FRUIT, KITCHEN, AND FLOWER GARDENING.
A DICTIONARY OF MODERN GARDENING, BY GEORGE WILLIAM JOHNSON, ESQ.
Author of the "Principles of Practical Gardening," "The Gardener's Almanac," &c. WITH ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY WOOD-CUTS.
EDITED, WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS, BY DAVID LANDRETH, OF PHILADELPHIA. In one large royal duodecimo volume, extra cloth, of nearly Six Hundred
and Fifty double columned Pages.
This edition has been greatly altered from the original. Many articles of little interest to Americans have been curtailed or wholly omitted, and much new matter, with numerous illustrations, added, especially with respect to the varieties of fruit which experience has shown to be peculiarly adapted to our climate. Still, the editor admits that he has only followed in the path so admirably marked out by Mr. Johnson, to whom the chief merit of the work belongs. It has been an object with the editor and publishers to increase its popular character, thereby adapting it to the larger class of horticultural readers in this country, and they trust it will prove what they have desired it to be, an Encyclopædia of Gardening, if not of Rural Affairs, so condensed and at such a price as to be within reach of nearly all whom those subjects interest.
GRAHAME'S COLONIAL HISTORY.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
FROM THE PLANTATION OF THE BRITISH COLONIES TILL
SECOND AMERICAN EDITION, ENLARGED AND AMENDED,
IN TWO LARGE OCTAVO VOLUMES, EXTRA CLOTH, WITH A PORTRAIT. This work having assumed the position of a standard history of this country, the publishers have been induced to issue an edition in smaller size and at a less cost, that its circulation may be commensurate with its merits. It is now considered as the most impartial and trustworthy history that has yet appeared.
A few copies of the edition in four volumes, on extra fine thick paper, price eight dollars, may still be had by gentlemen desirous of procuring a beautiful work for their libraries.
ANSTED'S ANCIENT WORLD.
THE ANCIENT WORLD, OR, PICTURESQUE SKETCHES OF CREATION,
BY D. T. ANSTED, M. A., F.R.S, F.G.S., &c.
PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY, IN KING'S COLlege, London.
In one very neat volume, fine extra cloth, with about One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations.
The object of this work is to present to the general reader the chief results of Geological investigation in a simple and comprehensive manner. The author has avoided all minute details of geological formations and particular observations, and has endeavoured as far as possible to present striking views of the wonderful results of the science, divested of its mere technicalities. The work is printed in a handsome manner, with numerous illustrations, and forms a neat volume for the centre table.
"As a resume of what is at present known on the subject of fossil remains, it is worthy to be a companion to the author's 'Descriptive Geology,' a work of which we have spoken in the highest terms. This volume is illustrated in the style of all Van Voorst's Natural History works, and that is sufficient recommendation. Our extracts will convey a notion of the style of the work, which is, like all that Professor Ansted has written, clear and pointed.-Athenæum.
CHEMISTRY OF THE FOUR SEASONS,
SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, AND WINTER.
AN ESSAY, PRINCIPALLY CONCERNING NATURAL PHENOMENA, ADMITTING OF INTERPRETATION BY CHEMICAL SCIENCE, AND ILLUSTRATING PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE.
BY THOMAS GRIFFITHS,
Professor of Chemistry in the Medical College of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, &c. In one large royal 12mo. volume, with many Wood-Cuts, extra cloth. "Chemistry is assuredly one of the most useful and interesting of the natural sciences. Chemical changes meet us at every step, and during every season, the winds and the rain, the heat and the frosts, each have their peculiar and appropriate phenomena. And those who have hitherto remained insensible to these changes and unmoved amid such remarkable, and often startling results, will lose their apathy upon reading the Chemistry of the Four Seasons,' and be prepared to enjoy the highest intellectual pleasures. Conceived in a happy spirit, and written with taste and elegance, the essay of Mr. Griffiths cannot fail to receive the admiration of cultivated minds; and those who have looked less carefully into nature's beauties, will find themselves led on step by step, until they realize a new intellectual being. Such works, we believe, exert a happy influence over society, and hence we hope that the present one may be extensively read."-The Western Lancet.
PHILOSOPHY IN SPORT, MADE SCIENCE IN EARNEST;
BEING AN ATTEMPT TO ILLUSTRATE THE FIRST PRINCE PLES OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, BY THE AID
OF THE POPULAR TOYS AND
SPORTS OF YOUTH.
FROM THE SIXTH AND GREATLY IMPROVED LONDON EDITION.
In one very neat royal 18mo. volume, with nearly one hundred illustrations on wood. Fine extra crimson cloth.
"Messrs. Lea & Blanchard have issued, in a beautiful manner, a handsome book, called Philosophy in Sport, made Science in Earnest.' This is an admirable attempt to illustrate the first principles of Natural Philosophy, by the aid of the popular toys and sports of youth. Useful information is conveyed in an easy, graceful, yet dignified manner, and rendered easy to the simplest understanding. The book is an admirable one, and must meet with universal favour."-N. Y. Evening Mirror.
A COLLECTION OF
NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED ENTERTAINING EXPERIMENTS IN
ACOUSTICS, ARITHMETIC, CHEMISTRY, ELECTRICITY, HYDRAULICS, HY.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF PYROTECHNY,
OR THE ART OF MAKING FIRE-WORKS:
THE WHOLE SO CLEARLY EXPLAINED AS TO BE WITHIN REACH OF THE MOST LIMITED CAPACITY.
FROM THE SEVENTH LONDON EDITION.
In one neat royal 18mo. volume, fine extra crimson cloth.
"It contains everything that can please the grave or the gay. It is endless amuse ment,' and the publishers might have added, instruction. What a help to a dull gathering, or what an able adjunct to a children's party! It may be introduced to the scientific or to the family circle, and to each it will give instruction and pleasure. It is filled with illustrations. We shall give extracts from it occasionally."— Lady' Book.
SOMERVILLE'S PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.
BY MARY SOMERVILLE.
AUTHOR OF "CONNECTION OF THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES," ETC. In one neat royal 12mo. volume, extra cloth.
CONTENTS.-Geology-Form of the Great Continent-Highlands of the Great Continent-Mountain Systems of the Great Continent-Africa -American Continent--Low Lands of South America-Central America -North America-Greenland-Australia-The Ocean-Springs-European Rivers-African Rivers-Asiatic Rivers-River Systems of North America-Rivers of South America-Lakes-The Atmosphere-Vegetation-Vegetation of the Great Continent-Flora of Tropical Asia-African Flora-Australian Flora-American Vegetation-Distribution of Insects -Distribution of Fishes-Distribution of Reptiles-Distribution of Birds -Distribution of Mammalia-Distribution, Conditions and Future Prospects of the Human Race.
While reading this work we could not help thinking how interesting, as well as useful, geography as a branch of education might be made in our schools. In many of them, however, this is not accomplished. It is to be hoped that this defect will be remedied; and that in all our educational institutions Geography will soon be taught in the proper way. Mrs. Somerville's work may, in this respect, be pointed to as a model.-Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, September, 1848.
READINGS FOR THE YOUNG.
FROM THE WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT.
In two very handsome 18mo. volumes, with beautiful plates, done up in crimson extra cloth.
Messrs. Lea & Blanchard deserve the thanks of all the little people in the land for these delightful volumes, which are as agreeable to read as they are attractive in appearance.-N. Y. Literary World.
TALES AND STORIES FROM HISTORY.
AUTHOR OF "LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND," ETC.
In one handsome royal 18mo. volume, crimson extra cloth, with illustrations. In these pretty tales from the legendary and authentic history of England and Continental Europe, Miss Strickland has hit a happy mean in presenting to the mind of youth, fact in its most fascinating, and fiction in its least objectionable garb. It is a little work which will be dog's eared, and pored over with absorbing interest by the school-boy.-Balt. Patriot.
The above works will be found admirable reading books for schools.Lea & Blanchard also publish the following, which are suitable to advanced classes. A POPULAR TREATISE ON VEGETABLE PHYSIOLOGY. By W. B. Carpenter, M. D. In one royal 12mo. volume, with wood-cuts. THE ANCIENT WORLD; OR, PICTURESQUE SKETCHES OF CREATION. By D. T. Ansted, M. A., F. R. S., F. G. S. In one royal 12mo. volume, with 150 wood-cuts.
THE CHEMISTRY OF THE FOUR SEASONS, SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN AND WINTER; an Essay principally concerning Natural Phenomena admitting of interpretation by Chemical Science, and illustrating passages of Scripture. By Thomas Griffiths. In one large royal 12mo. volume, with 60 wood-cuis.
BOY'S TREASURY OF SPORTS.
THE BOY'S TREASURY OF SPORTS, PASTIMES AND RECREATIONS.
WITH FOUR HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS.
BY SAMUEL WILLIAMS.
IS NOW READY.
In one very neat volume, bound in extra crimson cloth; handsomely printed and illustrated with engravings in the first style of art, and containing about six hundred and fifty articles. A present for all seasons.
This illustrated Manual of "Sports, Pastimes, and Recreations," has been prepared with especial regard to the Health, Exercise, and Rational Enjoyment of the young readers to whom it is addressed.
Every variety of commendable Recreation will be found in the following pages. First, you have the little Toys of the Nursery; the Tops and Marbles of the Play ground; and the Balls of the Play-room, or the smooth Lawn.
Then, you have a number of Pastimes that serve to gladden the fireside; to light up many faces right joyfully, and make the parlour re-echo with mirth.
Next, come the Exercising Sports of the Field, the Green, and the Play-ground; followed by the noble and truly English game of Cricket.
Gymnastics are next admitted; then, the delightful recreation of Swimming; and the healthful sport of Skating.
Archery, once the pride of England, is then detailed; and very properly followed by Instructions in the graceful accomplishment of Fencing, and the manly and enlivening exercise of Riding.
Angling, the pastime of childhood, boyhood, manhood, and old age, is next described; and by attention to the instructions here laid down, the lad with a stick and a string may soon become an expert Angler.
Keeping Animals is a favourite pursuit of boyhood. Accordingly, we have described how to rear the Rabbit, the Squirrel, the Dormouse, the Guinea Pig, the Pigeon, and the Silkworm. A long chapter is adapted to the rearing of Song Birds; the several varieties of which, and their respective cages, are next described. And here we may hint, that kindness to Animals invariably denotes an excellent disposition; for, to pet a little creature one hour, and to treat it harshly the next, marks a capricious if not a cruel temper. Humanity is a jewel, which every boy should be proud to wear in his breast. We now approach the more sedate amusements-as Draughts and Chess; two of the noblest exercises of the ingenuity of the human mind. Dominoes and Bagatelle follow. With a knowledge of these four games, who would pass a dull hour in the dreariest day of winter; or who would sit idly by the fire?
Amusements in Arithmetic, harmless Legerdemam, or sleight-of-hand, and Tricks with Cards, will delight many a family circle, when the business of the day is over, and the book is laid aside.
Although the present volume is a book of amusements, Science has not been excluded from its pages. And why should it be? when Science is as entertaining as a fairy tale. The changes we read of in little nursery-books are not more amusing than the changes in Chemistry, Optics, Electricity, Magnetism, &c. By understanding these, you may almost become a little Magician.
Toy Balloons and Paper Fireworks, (or Fireworks without Fire,) come next. Then follow Instructions for Modelling in Card-Board; so that you may build for yourself a palace or a carriage, and, in short, make for yourself a little paper world.
Puzzles and Paradoxes, Enigmas and Riddles, and Talking with the Fingers, next make up plenty of exercise for "Guess," and "Guess again." And as you have the "Keys" in your own hand, you may keep your friends in suspense, and make yourself as mysterious as the Sphynx.
A chapter of Miscellanies-useful and amusing secrets-winds up the volume. The Treasury" contains upwards of four hundred Engravings; so that it is not only a collection of "secrets worth knowing," but it is a book of pictures, as full of prints as a Christmas pudding is of plums.
It may be as well to mention that the "Treasury" holds many new games that have never before been printed in a book of this kind. The old games have been described afresh. Thus it is, altogether, a new book.
And now we take leave, wishing you many hours, and days, and weeks of enjoy ment over these pages; and we hope that you may be as happy as this book is brimful of amusement,