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THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. By Edward Gibbon, Esq. Complete in 4 vols. 8vo. With Engravings.

This Stereotyped Eaition of Gibbon's Rome is well printed on a good sized type, and contains the necessary Maps, and is, in all respects, perfect. These facts are stated, because most of the London editions new offered for sale in this country are without the necessary Maps, &c., and are printed on a type so small that it is injurious to the eyes to read them.' Yet, with all these disadvantages, they are sold at a higher price than this American Edition.

THE HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; with a view of the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris, in 1763. By William Russell, LL.D.: and a Continuation of the History to the Present Time, by William Jones, Esq. With Annotations by an American. In 3 vols. 8vo. With Engravings.

THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT OF AMERICA. By William Robertson, D.D. With an Account of his Life and Writings. To which are added Questions for the Examination of Students. By John Frost, A.M. Complete in 1 vol. 8vo. With a Portrait and Engravings.

THE HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF THE EMPEROR CHARLES V. With a View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century. By William ROBERTSON, D.D. To which are added Questions for the Exam. ination of Students. By John Frost, A.M. Complete in 1 vol. 8vo. With Engravings.

THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND during the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI. till his Accession to the Crown of England. With a Review of the Scottish History previous to that Period; and an Appendix containing Original Letters. To which is affixed

AN HISTORICAL DISQUISITION CONCERNING THE KNOWLEDGE THE ANCIENTS HAD OF INDIA; and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an Appendix containing Observations on the Civil Policy, the Laws and Judicial Proceedings, the Arts, the Sciences, and Religious Institutions of the Indians. By William ROBERTSON, D.D. Complete in 1 vol. 8vo. With Engravings.

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THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE. By William Dunlap, Vice President of the National Academy of Design. In 1 vol. 8vo.

ANNALS OF TRYON COUNTY; or, the Border Warfare of New-York, during the Revolution. By Wm. W. CAMPBELL. 8vo.

NATURAL HISTORY.

THE BOOK OF NATURE. By John Mason Good, M.D., F.R.S. To which is now prefixed, a Sketch of the Author's Life. Complete in one volume, 8vo.

“This work is certainly the best philosophical digest of the kind which we have seen.”—Monthly Review.

NATURAL HISTORY; or, Uncle Philip's Conversations with the Children about Tools and Trades among the Inferior Animals. 18mo. With numerous Engravings.

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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF INSECTS. With numerous Engravings. 18mo.

The study of Natural History is at all times, and to almost every person, eminently pleasing and instructive: the object in this admirable volume has been to render it doubly captivating by the plain and simple style in which it is treated, and by the numerous engravings with which the text is illustrated. There is no branch of this delightful science more pleasing than that which exhibits the wonderful goodness and wisdom of the Creator, as they are displayed in the endless varieties of insect lifetheir forms, habits, capacities and works-and which investigates the nature and peculiarities of these diminutive tribes of animated existence.

A POPULAR GUIDE TO THE OBSERVATION OF NATURE. By Robert Mudie, Esq. 18mo. With Engravings.

AN OUTLINE OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF EGYPT. By Rev. Michael Russell, LL.D. (No. 23 of the Family Library.) 18mo.

AN OUTLINE OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF PALESTINE. By Rev. M. Russell, LL.D. (No. 27 Fam. Lib.] 18mo.

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AN OUTLINE OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF NU. BIA AND ABYSSINIA. By Rev. M. Russell, LL.D. 18mo. No. 61 of the Family Library.] Engravings.

DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES OF THE NATURAL HIS. TORY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN REGIONS. By James Wilson, Esq. 18mo. (No. 53 of the Family Library.) Engravings.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE CLIMATE, GEOLOGY, AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE POLAR SEAS AND REGIONS; with an Account of the Whale-Fishery. By Professors Leslie and JAMESON. With Engravings. (No. 14 of the Family Library.] 18mo.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ZOOLOGY, BOTANY, CLIMATE, GEOLOGY, AND MINERALOGY OF BRITISH INDIA. By JAMES Wilsox, Esq. R. K. Greville, LL.D. and Professor Jameson. 18mo. (Nos. 47, 48, & 49 of the Family Library.) Engravings.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE GEOLOGY, MINERALOGY, AND ZOOLOGY OF AFRICA. By Professor Jameson and James Wilson, Esq. [No. 16 of the Family Library.) 18mo.

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“This work, published at a low price, is beautifully got up. Though to profess to be content with translations of the Classics has been denounced as the thin disguise of indolence,' there are thousands who have no leisure for studying the dead lan. guages, who would yet like to know what was thought and said by the sages and poels of antiquity. To them this work will be a treasure."— Sunday Times

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LIBRARY OF SELECT NOVELS. Fictitious composition is now admitted to form an extensive and important portion of literature. Well-wrought novels take their rank by the side of real narratives, and are appealed to as evidence in all questions concerning man. In them the customs of countries, the transitions and shales of character, and even the very peculiarities of costume and dialect are curiously preserved.

This “ Library of Select Novels" will embrace none but such as have received the impress of general approbation, or have been written by authors of established characier; and the publishers hope to receive such encouragement from the public patronage as will enable them in the course of time to produce a series of works of uniform appearance, and including inost of the really valuable novels and romances that have been or shall be issued frorn the modern English and American pross.

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