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BURKE’S DICTIONARY OF THE EXTINCT, DORMANT, & ABEYANT PEERAGES
of ENGLAND, Scotland, AND IRELAND. Beautifully printed, in 1 vol. 8vo, containing 800 double-column pages, 21s. bound.
This work, formed on a plan precisely similar to that of Mr. Burke's popular Dictionary of the present Peerage and Baronetage, comprises, those peerages which have been suspended or extinguished since the Conquest, particularising the members of each family in £ach generation, and bringing the lineage, in all possible cases, through either collaterals of females, down to existing houses. It connects, in many instances, the new with the old nobility, and it will in all cases show the cause which has influenced the revival of an extinct dignity in a new creation. It should be particularly noticed, that this new work appertains nearly as much to extant as to extinct persons of distinction; for though dignities pass away, it rarely occurs that whole families do.
c o N T E N T S. 1. Peerages of England extinct by failure of 6. Peerages of Ireland, extinct by failure of
issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, ac- issue,...attainder, &c., alphabetically, cording to Surnames. according to Surnames.
2. Baronies by Writ—England—in abey- 7. Baronies by Writ—Ireland—in abey
- in exist- ance. ance, and still vested probably in exist 8. Peerages of Ireland, extinct and abey
ing heirs. - - 3. Extinct and Abeyant Peerages of Eng-| 9. ro,#o: o:
land, according to titles. of issue, attainder, &c., alphabetically, 4. Charters of Freedom—Magna Charta— according to Surnames.
Charter of Forests. 10. Extinct, Peerages of Scotland, alpha5. Roll of Battel Abbey. betically, according to Titles.
MEMOIRS OF SCIPIO DE RICCI,
LATE BISHOP OF PISTOIA AND PRATo;
REFORMER OF CATHOLICISM IN TUSCANY.
The leading feature of this important work is its application to the great question now at issue between our Protestant and Catholic fellow-subjects. It contains a complete exposé of the Romish Church Establishment during the eighteenth. century, and of the abuses of the Jesuits throughout the greater part of Europe. Many particulars of the most thrilling kind are brought to light.
MADAME 0 AMPAN'S MEMOIRS
Cheaper Edition, 2 vols. 8vo, with Portraits, price only 12s.-The same in French. . “We have seldom perused so entertaining a work. It is as a mirror of the most splendid Court in Europe, at a time when the monarchy had not been shorn of any of its beams, that it is particularly worthy of attention.”—Chronicle.
ANECD0TES OF THE ARISTOCRACY,
- By J. BERNARD BURKE, Esq., Author of “The History of the Landed Gentry,” “The Peerage and Baronetage,” &c.
SECOND AND CHEAPER EDITION, 2 vols., post 8vo, 21s. bound.
The memoirs of our great families are replete with details of the most striking and romantic interest, throwing light on the occurrences of public as well as domestic life, and elucidating the causes of many important national events. How little of the personal history of the Aristocracy is generally known, and yet how full of amusement is the subject! Almost every eminent family has some event connected with its rise or greatness, some curious tradition interwoven with its annals, or some calamity casting a gloom over the brilliancy of its achievements, which cannot fail to attract the attention of that sphere of society to which this work more particularly refers, and must equally interest the general reader, with whom, in this country, the records of the higher classes have always possessed a peculiar attraction. The anecdotes of the Aristocracy here recorded go far to show that there are more marvels in real life than in the creations of fiction. Let the reader seek romance in whatever book, and at whatever period he may, yet nought will he find to surpass the unexaggerated reality here unfolded.
“Mr. Burke has here given us the most curious incidents, the most stirring tales, and the most remarkable circumstances connected with the histories, public and private, of our noble houses and aristocratic families, and has put them into a shape which will preserve them in the library, and render them the favourite study of those who are interested in the romance of real life. These stories, with all the reality of established fact, read with as much spirit as the tales of Boccacio, and are as full of strange matter for reflection and amazement.”—Britannia.
“We cannot estimate too highly the interest of Mr. Burke's entertaining and instructive work. For the curious nature of the details, the extraordi anecdotes related, the strange scenes described, it would be difficult to find a parallel for it. It will be read by every one.”—Sunday Times.
ROMANTIC RECORDS OF DISTINGUISHED) FAMILIES,
Being the Second Series of “Anecdotes of the Aristocracy.”
“From the copious materials afforded by the history of the English Aristocracy, Mr. Burke has made another and a most happy selection, adding a second wing to his interesting picture-gallery. Some of the most striking incidents on record in the annals of high and noble families are here presented to view.”—John Bull. | .
HIST 0 RIC S C E N E S.
Author of “Lives of the Queens of England,” &c. , 1 vol., post 8vo, elegantly bound, with Portrait of the Author, 10s. 6d.
“This attractive volume is replete with interest. . Like Miss Strickland's former works, it will be found, we doubt not, in the hands of youthful branches of a family, as well as in those of their parents, to all and each of whom it cannot fail to be alike amusing and instructive.”—Britannia.
“This delightful book will speedily become a reigning favourite. These deeply interesting compositions abound in delicate and refined sentiment, glowing flights of imagination and the utmost poetic beauty.”—Weekly Chronicle.
LETTERS OF ROYAL AND ILLUSTRIOUS-LADIES
By MARY ANN EVERETT GREEN, Author of “Lives of the Princesses of England.” Cheaper Edition, 3 vols., with Facsimile Autographs, &c., 15s. bound.
FROM 1847 to 1850; INCLUDING THE SIEGE OF WENICE.
Now first published from the originalltalian Manuscript.
“Theo features of the recent Italian movement in favour of a national existenee have had no other such authentic portraiture as these, volumes convey. The State documents and letters which the work contains make it indispensable to the historian of these times. The whole panorama of the Revolution is here §. over—the reform movement ...; at Rome—the agitation caused thereby in Florence and Naples, thence spreading to Sicily, Piedmont, and Austrian Italy—the threats and hostile attitude of the Court of Vienna—the spirited revolt of the Sicilians—the increased tyranny of German generals in Lombardy—the crash of the Parisian Revolution—the rise of the § of Milan . Radetzky, the declaration of Charles Albert, and advance of the
ardinian troops—the battle of Goito—the exultation of feeling in Rome and Florence— the flight of the Grand Duke of Tuscany—the revolution in Naples—the treachery of Pope and King—the dreadful massacre in Naples—the disasters of Charles Albert—the bombardment of Brescia—the glorious defence of Venice—the flight of the Pope from Rome—the arrival of Mazzini—the proclamation of the Republic from the Capitol— the invasion of the Roman States by the armies of Spain, Austria, France, and Naples— the fall of Venice and of Rome—and the whole chain of events down to the Pontiff’s return.”—Athenaum.
“We predict that posterity will accept General Pepe as the historian of the great Italian movement of the nineteenth century. His work is worthy of all commendation.”—Standard.
REV. R. MILMAN's LIFE OF TASSO.
“Mr. Milman's book has considerable merit. He has evidently, in his interesting biography of Tasso, undertaken a labour of love. His diligence has been great, his materials are copious and well-arranged, and his sketches of the poet's contemporaries form agreeable episodes in the narrative of Tasso's works and woes.”—Edinburgh Review.
“The present work, from the touching interest of its subject, is likely to be extensively read.”—Athenaeum.
“Mr. Milman's biography is a very good one. The work will find a place in every
“A most valuable addition to our literary treasures—fraught with deep and thrilling
MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF
Minister Plenipotentiary at the Courts of Dresden, Copenhagen, and Vienna,
from 1769 to 1793; with Biographical Memoirs of
QUEEN CAROLINE MATILDA, SISTER OF GEORGE III.
EDITED BY MRS. GILLESPIE SMYTH.
Sir Robert Murray Keith, it will be recollected, was one of the ablest diplomatists of the last century, and held the post of Ambassador at the Court of Copenhagen, when Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark, the unfortunate sister of George III., was involved in the conspiracy of Struensee, and was only saved from the severest punishment her vindictive enemy the Queen-Mother could inflict, by the spirited interposition of the British Ambassador. Sir Robert Keith also for a long period represented his Sovereign at the Courts of Dresden and Vienna; and his papers, edited by a member of his family, throw considerable light on the diplomatic history of the reign of George III., besides conveying many curious particulars of the greatmen and events of the period. Among the variety of interesting documents comprised in these volumes, will be found—Letters from Frederick, King of Prussia; Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark; Princes Ferdinand of Brunswick, Kaunitz, and Czartoriski; the Dukes of Cumberland, York, Queensbury, Montagu, and Newcastle; Lords Stormont, St. Asaph, Heathfield, Hardwicke, Darlington, Auckland, Apsley, Barrington, Stair; Counts Bentinck and Rosenberg; Baron Trenck; Field-Mar
shals Conway and Keith; Sirs Walter Scott, Joseph Yorke, Nathaniel Wraxall, John
Sebright; Dr. Robertson, Mr. Pitt, Howard, Mrs. Piozzi, Mrs. Montagu, &c., &c.
“A large portion of this important and highly interesting work consists of letters, that weventure to say will bear a comparison for sterling wit, lively humour, entertaining gossip,
Fo onal anecdotes, and brilliant pictures of social life, in its highest phases, both at
CAPTAIN CRAWFORD'S REMINISCENCES
OF ADMIRALS SIR. E. OWEN, SIR B. HALLOWELL CAREW, AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED COMMANDERS.
2 vols., post 8vo, with Portraits, 21s. bound.
“A work which cannot fail of being popular in every portion of our sea-girt isle, and of being read with delight by all who feel interested in the right hand of our country—its Navy.”—Plymouth Herald.
REWELATIONS OF PRINCE TALLEYRAND, . By M. COLMACHE,
THE PRINCE's PRIVATE SECRETARY.
“A more interesting work has not issued from the press for many years. It is in truth a complete Boswell sketch of the greatest diplomatist of the age."—Sunday Times.
FROM THE PERIOD OF THE CONSULATE IN 1800, TO THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO.
A SEQUEL TO HIS HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
Having filled at different times the high offices of Minister of the Interior, of Finance, of Foreign Affairs, and President of the Council, M. Thiers has enjoyed facilities beyond the reach of every other biographer of Napoleon for procuring, from exclusive and authentic sources, the choicest materials for his present work. As guardian to the archives of the state, he had access to diplomatic papers and other documents of the highest importance, hitherto known only to a privileged few, and the publication of which cannot fail to produce a great sensation. From private sources, M. Thiers, it appears, has also derived much valuable information. Many interesting memoirs, diaries, and letters, all hitherto unpublished, and most of them destined for political reasons to remain so, have been placed at his disposal; while all the leading characters of the empire, who were alive when the author undertook the present history, have supplied him with a mass of incidents and anecdotes which have never before appeared in print, and the accuracy and value of which may be inferred from the fact of these parties Ho been themselves eyewitnesses of, or actors in, the great events of the period.
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