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WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING.
1. THE SKETCH BOOK. 2 vols. 8vo. 248.; 2 vols. post 8vo. 16s.
2. BRACEBRIDGE HALL; or, the Humorists. 2 vols. 8vo. 24s.; 2 vols. post 8vo. 16s.
3. TALES of a TRAVELLER. 2 vols. 8vo. 24s. ; 2 vols. post 8vo. 16s.
4. KNICKERBOCKER'S HUMOROUS ACCOUNT of NEW YORK, from the beginning of the World to the end of the Dutch Dynasty. 8vo. 12s.
5. A HISTORY of the LIFE and VOYAGES of CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. 4 vols. 8vo. 21. 2s.
"This is an excellent book, and we venture to anticipate that it will be an enduring one; neither do we hazard this prediction lightly, or without a full consciousness of all that it implies. We are perfectly aware that there are but few modern works that are likely to verify it, and that it probably could not be extended with safety to so many as one in a hundred even of those we praise. For we mean not merely that the book will be familiarly known and referred to some twenty or thirty years hence, and will pass in solid binding into every considerable collection, but that it will supersede all former works on the same subject, and never be itself superseded.
In the vivacity of its colouring, and the novelty of its scene, this work possesses all the interest of a novel of invention, with the startling and thrilling assurance of its actual truth and exactness; a sentiment which enhances, and every moment presses home to our hearts the deep pity and resentment inspired by the sufferings of the confiding beings it introduces to our knowledge."-Edinburgh Review, Sept. 1828.
6. A CHRONICLE of the CONQUEST of GRANADA, from the MSS. of Fray Antonio Agapida. 2 vols. 8vo. 24s.
"Mr. Irving, by assuming the fictitious character of Fray Antonio Agapida, has at once given to his story a picturesque and even a poetic interest; he has enabled himself to dwell on minute incidents with pardonable and agreeable fulness, and avoided, without impropriety, those elaborate disquisitions, deeper studies, and more profound reflections, which are deemed necessary in modern history.
"Collecting his materials from various historians, and adapting, in some degree, the tone and manner of a monkish chronicler, he has embodied them in a narrative which, in manner, reminds us of the rich and storied pages of Froissart.-The narrative presents an historical picture which can never fail to claim attention.”—American Quarterly Review.