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LYNCH'S DEAD This book, so long and anxiously expected, fully sustains the hopes of the most sanguine and fastidious. It is truly a magnificent work. The type, paper, binding, style, and execution, are all of the best and highest character, as are also the maps and engravings. It will do more to elevate the character of our national literature than
any work that has appeared for years. The intrinsic interest of the subject will give it popularity and immortality at once. It must be read to be appreciated; and it will be read extensively, and valued, both in this and other countries. -Lady's Book, August, 1849.
and deep science of philosophy for the student. It will at once add greatly to the knowledge of the interesting regions explored, and to the wellearned fame of the accomplished author. It will soon find a place in every well-selected library in the country.-Albany Evening Journal. The maps alone, drawn as they are from actual survey, and changing as they do all our previous ideas of the course of the Jordan and the configuration of the Dead Sea-are an ample return for the trouble and expense of the Expedition. Messrs. Lea & Blanchard deserve the thanks of the reading world for the splendid style in Lieut. Lynch's book must be pronounced of which the work is executed. Maps, engravings, great value, not only for the additions which it type, paper, and printing, are all in first-rate makes to our knowledge, but as the authentic re-style-all worthy of a national work.-Scott's cord of an enterprise in the highest degree honora- Weekly Paper. ble to all the parties concerned. In our esteem the value of the work is greatly enhanced by the engravings. The interest of these lies in their representing subjects mostly new to those who have been wearied with the five hundreth repetition of the same scenes and objects. The views on the Dead Sea are of special and remarkable interest, and the costume figures are also striking and suggestive.-North British Review, August, 1849.
A large and elegant volume of marked interest and of decided value. The Expedition, as our readers are aware, was conducted under the authority of the United States, and resulted in a much more satisfactory exploration of the region visited than had ever before been made. The book is very handsomely printed, and contains numerous spirited pictorial illustrations.-N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.
A most elegant volume of 500 pages, profusely illustrated with beautiful plates and maps. The style of the work is at once simple and captivating, possessing all the interest of a romance as well as the sterling excellence of a reliable statement of facts. It is worthy to be ranked with Layard's great work on Nineveh.--Phila. Evening Bulletin.
The present volume is a well-written narrative, filled with lively and interesting descriptions of the country and the people, and the remarkable scenes and incidents he met with, besides having the merit of being a reliable work in all its statements. This volume, we are satisfied, will be much sought after.-Phila. Ledger.
When, however, he fairly "gets under weigh," every page possesses interest, and we follow him with eagerness in his perilous and tortuous voy age down the Jordan, and his explorations of the mysterious sea, upon which the curse of the Almighty visibly rests. His privations, toils, and dangers were numerous, but were rewarded by success where all others had failed. He has contributed materially to our knowledge of scriptural geography, particularly in his charts of the Jordan and Dead Sea, which he fully explored. If our readers wish to know all he has done, they must procure and read his book; we cannot give even an outline of it. We can only add, that the publishers have done their full duty in their department, and the maps and plates are all that could be desired.-Presbyterian.
It is splendidly got up, and constitutes one of the most useful and deeply interesting volumes that has recently been issued from the press. It is running over with graphic pictures for the poet, stirring adventure for the common reader,
The publication of this work has been looked for with so much interest, that we expect to gratify many readers by giving it an extended notice. Indeed, the intrinsic merits of the work claim for it more than ordinary attention and examination. The scene of exploration is hallowed by historic associations, and possesses other and peculiar features of interest, and it is quite natural that every intelligent Christian and philanthropist should await with eager curiosity, a narrative of personal observation of the present appearance of those interesting localities. Such a one will be glad of the assurance, that in Lieut. Lynch's book he will find a succinct, direct, pleasing account of those scenes which, under shelter of our national flag, he successfully explored.
The record he has given of the scenes through which they passed will be eagerly perused by his countrymen, and will be a lasting memorial of a great national enterprise skilfully consummated.-N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.
Lieut. Lynch, the commander, entered upon the service with a degree of enthusiasm which foretokened the complete success he has attained; and the work he has given to the public is among the most valuable of the results of his enterprise and efforts. It is a lively, spirited, agreeable description of the various objects he saw, and conveys a vivid idea of many of the most interesting scenes, which, to the Christian mind, the world can offer. The work is embellished by numerous and well-executed maps and engravings.-North American.
In the work before us, he describes, in an easy, flowing, yet graphic style, the progress of his voyage, the various places visited, and many scenes and objects of great interest, which came under his observation in his journeyings in the Land of Israel and Moab, as well as the various phenomena of the River and Sea, which he was sent to explore.-The various information which the intelligent reader will derive from it, will amply reward him for a perusal.--Christian Observer.
This is a work that well deserves to be extensively read. It is not only interesting from the sacred associations connected with the scenes which it so graphically describes, but also from the familiar and unaffected style of its narrative. It is a work that should find a place in every library, and we commend it to the perusal of the public with the utmost confidence, that they will consider the time well spent that is bestowed upon its pages. It is printed in a style of beauty and excellence that makes it additionally attractive.-Charleston Mercury.
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One of the most valuable books of the season, and certainly one of the most entertaining works ever published in this country. Mr. Kennedy is admirably qualified for the preparation of such a work, and has evidently had access to a great variety of useful material. The work is one which should be in the hands of every young man in the country. Its intrinsic interest will secure it a very general popularity.-N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.
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The publishers have great pleasure in presenting to the public this work in a complete form. During the long period in which it has been issuing from the press. it has assumed the character of a standard work; and as occupying ground hitherto untouched, as embodying numerous historical facts heretofore unnoticed, and as containing vivid sketches of the characters and manners of the times, with anecdotes, documents, &c. &c., it presents numerous claims on the attention of both the student of history and the desultory reader.
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This is not the work of a six months' traveller in this country, who adopts all his ideas of the "Model Republic" from the life he sees in steamboats, railroad cars, and hotels. Mr. Mackay spent some years in the United States, made himself thoroughly conversant with our national genius and character, and with our peculiarities, political, social, moral, and religious. These he describes with the spirit and vivacity of a keenly observant man, but with the kindness of a friend; and while he does not hesitate to express disap. probation where he considers it deserved, he is totally free from the sweeping and indiscriminating censure of the Trollopes and Basil Halls.
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The present work is of the multum in parvo class, giving within convenient compass an admirable summary of the geography, topography, and natural history of the four great continents of the earth We know of few books, if any, which contain so much information of a valuable kind in an available form. The author possesses, in a remarkable degree, the power of condensing and lucidly stating her facts and inferences.-N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.
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FRANCE UNDER LOUIS PHILIPPE.
THE HISTORY OF TEN YEARS, 1830---1840:·
Secretary to the Provisional Government of 1848.
TRANSLATED BY WALTER K. KELLY.
In two handsome crown octavo volumes, extra cloth, or six parts, paper, at fifty cents. This is a remarkable work. The ten years, 1830-1840, were troubled, stirring, and important times to every European nation-to none so much as France. * *L'Histoire de Dix Ans" is one of those works so often libelled by being called as interesting as a novel. It is a narrative of events, real, striking, absorbingthe subjects of immense interest to all readers-the style unusually excellent.- Foreign Quarterly Review.
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