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THE FAMILY CABINET ATLAS, cONSTRUCTED UPON AN ORIGINAL PLAN: Being a Companion to the Encyclopædia Americana, Cabinet Cyclopædia, Family Library, Cabinet Library, &c.
This Atlas comprises, in a volume of the Family Library size, nearly 100 Maps and Tables, which present equal to Fifty Thousand Names of Places; a body of information three times as extensive as that supplied by the generality of Quarto Atlases.
Opinions of the Public Journals.
"This beautiful and most useful little volume," says
MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER
"Such is the outline of a life, which, in Mrs. Thom son's hands, is a mine of interest; from the first page to the last the attention is roused and sustained, arx while we approve the manner, we still more appladd the spirit in which it is executed."-Literary Gazelle.
"In all respects a most appropriate volume for the Cabinet Library. We shall take an opportunity is another notice, to give some of the many interesting passages in the volume that offer themselves for
the Literary Gazette," is a perfect picture of elegance, containing a vast sum of geographical information. A quotation."—N. Y. American. more instructive little present, or a gift better calculated to be long preserved and often referred to, could not be It takes what we are inclined to think, a just, and at "Mrs. Thomson has written a very interesting book offered to favored youth of either sex. Its cheapness, we must add, is another recommendation; for, although this the same time, favorable view of Ralegh, and a ocelegant publication contains 100 beautiful engravings cupied beside with many entertaining and illustrative it is issued at a price that can be no obstacle to its being anecdotes."-Craftsman. procured by every parent and friend to youth."
This Atlas far surpasses any thing of the kind which we have seen, and is made to suit the popular libraries which Dr. Lardner and Mr. Murray are now sending into every family in the empire "-Monthly Review.
"Its very ingenious method of arrangement secures to the geographical student the information for which hitherto he has been obliged to resort to works of the largest dimensions."-Athenæum.
"Presents in a concise but succinct style the variety of incidents connected with the life of the distinguished subject of the memoir."-National Journal.
"The book is unquestionably the best Life of Ralegh that has ever been written."—Album.
"This is a piece of biography which combines the This miniature and beautiful Atlas is likely to super-fascinations of romance with the deeper interest that sede, for general purposes, maps of a more expensive and attaches to historical narrative."-Southern Patriot. elaborate character. It appears to us to answer the double purpose of exercising the attention while it imprints all that is important in Geography on the memoty."-Atlas.
"The workmanship is among the best of the kind we have ever witnessed."-Examiner.
"It contains all the information to be derived from the most expensive and unwieldy Atlas."-York Courant.
By a moment's reference, the exact situation of any place may be found."-Birmingham Journal.
"An excellent little work, engraved with a clearness and correctness which is quite surprising: when complete, travellers will have a system of Geography and a complete Atias, which they may carry in their pocket."Spectator.
This is the most perfect gem of an Atlas which has ever been published."-Bristol Journal.
"It corresponds in size with those popular publications to which it will form so useful an addition-namely, The Family Library,' The Classical Library,' and Cabinet Cyclopædia."-Court Journal.
Nothing could be devised better calculated to impress upon the mind a knowledge of the general principles of geography, than the plan of this publication."-The Warder.
"It will be a crying shame in this age of intellect, if this able and beautiful work be not extensively patronized; but we cannot doubt the success which we feel assured its intrinsic merits must secure to it."—Intelligencer.
"It is scarcely in the nature of things, that a work of so much public service should fail in meeting with that extensive patronage which can alone. remunerate the projectors."-Leeds Intelligencer.
ELEGANT LIBRARY EDITIONS
OF THE FOLLOWING WORKS.
WORKS OF JOANNA BAILLIE
WORKS OF HENRY FIELDING.
WORKS OF TOBIAS SMOLLETT.
RIGHT HONORABLE GEORGE CANNING.
BY THE EDITOR.
"The plates are beautifully executed; and the geo- WITи a biographiCAL AND CRITICAL INTRODUCTION, graphical student may obtain in this little work, such is the excellence of its arrangement, as much information as he could gain by wading through several books of far greater bulk."-Weekly Dispatch.
"We have seldom seen a work so perfect in its arrangement, and so elegant in its execution."-York Courant. "For the accuracy of its delineation, and the extent of the information which it conveys, it stands without a rival in English topography."-Freeman's Journal.
"The plan of this useful and elegant work may, indeed, be called original. The style and execution of the Maps are of the first character."-Woolmer's Exeter and Plymouth Gazette.
IN ONE VOLUME 8vo.
In the press.
RIGHT HONORABLE WILLIAM HUSKISSON,
This work is one of the most useful publications which has yet issued from the press; it will be an unique and brilliant accession to the library, and a very useful work to the student in geography."-Reading Mercury WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL INTRODUCTION, and Orford Gazette.
"Its qualifications will render it one of the most poplar, highly interesting, and useful publications of the day."-Liverpool Courier.
BY THE EDITOR.
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"The editors and publishers should receive the thanks of the present generation, and the gratitude of posterity, for being the first to prepare in this language what deserves to be entitled not the ENCYCLOPÆDIA AMERICANA, but the PEOPLE'S LIBRARY."-N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.
Just Published, by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard,
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"It reflects the greatest credit on those who have been concerned in its production, and promises, in a variety of respects, to be the best as well as the most compendious dictionary of the arts, sciences, history, politics, biogra phy, &c. which has yet been compiled. The style of the portion we have read is terse and perspicuous; and it is really curious how so much scientific and other informa tion could have been so satisfactorily communicated in such brief limits."-N. Y. Evening Post.
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"The articles in the present volume appear to us to evince the same ability and research which gained so favorable a reception for the work at its commencement. The Appendix to the volume now before us, containing an account of the Indian Languages of America, must prove highly interesting to the reader in this country; and it is at once remarkable as a specimen of history and philology. The work altogether, we may again be permitted to observe, reflects distinguished credit upon the literary and scientific character, as well as the scholarship of our country."-Charleston Courier.
The copious information which this work affords on American subjects, fully justifies its title of an American Dictionary; while at the same time the extent, variety, and felicitous disposition of its topics, make it the most convenient and satisfactory Encyclopædia that we have ever seen."-National Journal.
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"If the encouragement to the publishers should correspond with the testimony in favor of their enterprise, and the beautiful and faithful style of its execution, the hazard of the undertaking, bold as it was, will be well compen sated; and our libraries will be enriched by the most generally useful encyclopedic dictionary that has been offered to the readers of the English language. Full enough for the general scholar, and plain enough for every capacity, it is far more convenient, in every view and form, than its more expensive and ponderous predecessors.”—American Farmer.
"The high reputation of the contributors to this work, will not fail to insure it a favorable reception, and its own merits will do the rest."-Silliman's Journ.
"The Encylopedia Americana is a prodigious improve. ment upon all that has gone before it; a thing for our country, as well as the country that gave it birth, to be proud of; an inexhaustible treasury of useful, pleasant, and familiar learning on every possible subject, so arranged as to be speedily and safely referred to on emergency, as well as on deliberate inquiry; and better still, adapted to the understanding, and put within the reach of the mul titude. The Encyclopædia Americana is a work without which no library worthy of the name can hereafter be made up."— Yankee.
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NEARLY all of the volumes of this work are now before the public, and the reception they have met with is the best evidence that the publishers have fulfilled the promises made at its outset. They have "This work appears to improve as it issues from the now only to promise, for the editors and themselves, press. The number of able writers, who contribute ori that no exertion shall be spared to render the remain ginal matter in all the departments of literature and sci-ing volumes equal to those already published, and ence is amply sufficient to give it celebrity and high character. To men engaged in the active pursuits of life-thus sustain the reputation it has acquired. The subwhose time is precious-this popular dictionary is a most scription is large, and increasing; and in those quar valuable and ready mode of reference. It embraces brief ters where its circulation is greatest, and where it is views and sketches of all the late discoveries in science-best known, there is a constantly increasing demand. and the present condition of literature, politics, &c. &c. The publishers invite the attention of those who may Every merchant's counting-room-every lawyer's library not already have possessed themselves of it, or may every mechanic-every farmer ought to possess a copy not have had an opportunity to become acquainted
of this useful and valuable work."-Courier.
with its merits, to the following account of the onginal work, upon which it is based, and which is termed by the Edinburgh Review
THE WORLD-RENOWNED LEIPZIG CONVERSATIONS
It was intended to supply a want occasioned by
"From the specimen which has already been given, we have no hesitation in saying, that in regard to intelligence, skill, and faithful diligence, it is a work of the very highest order. We know of no similar publication that can bear any comparison with it for the rich variety of valuable information, which it condenses within so small a compass. It is free from all the narrowness of English prejudice, it contains many important and interesting the character of the age, in which the sciences, arts, details which can be found in no English production, and is a work which could be written by none but German scholars, more than two hundred of whom were employed in the original compilation."-Boston Observer. "This cannot but prove a valuable addition to the lite rature of the age."-Mer. Advertiser.
trades, and the various forms of knowledge and of active life, had become so much extended and diversified, that no individual engaged in business cond become well acquainted with all subjects of general interest; while the wide diffusion of information rendered such knowledge essential to the character of "The vast circulation this work has had in Europe, an accomplished man. This want, no existing works where it has already been reprinted in four or five lan were adequate to supply. Books treating of particular guages, not to speak of the numerous German editions, branches, such as gazetteers, &c. were too confined of which SEVEN have been published, speaks loudly in in character; while voluminous Encyclopedias were favor of its intrinsic merit, without which such a celebrity too learned, scientific, and cumbrous, being usualy could never have been attained. To every man engaged elaborate treatises, requiring much study or previo in public business, who needs a correct and ample book of reference on various topics of science and letters, the acquaintance with the subject discussed. The con Encyclopedia Americana will be almost invaluable. To ductors of the CONVERSATION LEXICON endeavored individuals obliged to go to situations where books are to select from every branch of knowledge what was neither numerous nor easily procured, the rich contents necessary to a well-informed mind, and to give popu of these twelve volumes will prove a mine which will lar views of the more abstruse branches of learning amply repay its purchaser, and be with difficulty exhaust and science; that their readers might not be incon ed; and we recommend it to their patronage in the full moded, and deprived of pleasure or improvement, by conviction of its worth. Indeed, it is difficult to say to what class of readers such a book would not prove useful, ignorance of facts or expressions used in books or con nay, almost indispensable, since it combines a great versation. Such a work must obviously be of gree amount of valuable matter in small compass, and at utility to every class of readers. It has been found moderate expense, and is in every respect well suited to so much so in Germany, that it is met with every augment the reader's stock of ideas, and powers of con- where, among the learned, the lawyers, the military versation, without severely taxing time or fatiguing artists, merchants, mechanics, and men of all stations attention."—Am. Daily Advertiser. The reader may judge how well it is adapted to its object, from the circumstance, that though it now consists of twelve volumes, seven editions, comprising about ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND COPIES, have been printed in less than fifteen years. It has been trans lated into the Swedish, Danish and Dutch languages, and a French translation is now preparing in Paris.
"The department of American Biography, a subject of which it should be disgraceful to be ignorant, to the degree that many are, is, in this work, a prominent feature, and has received the attention of one of the most inde fatigable writers in this department of literature, which the present age can furnish."-Boston Courier.
According to the plan of Dr. Lieber, a desideratum will be supplied; the substance of contemporary know. ledge will be brought within a small compass;-and the character and uses of a manual will be imparted to a kind of publication heretofore reserved, on strong shelves, for occasional reference. By those who understand the German language, the Conversation Lexicon is consulted ten times for one application to any English Encyclope
In the preparation of the American edition, no expense has been spared to secure the ablest assistance and the editors have been aided by many gentlemen of distinguished ability.
The American Biography, which is very extensive, has been furnished by MR. WALSH, who has long pad particular attention to that branch of our literature, and from materials in the collection of which he bas "The volume now published is not only highly honor been engaged for some years. For obvious reasons, able to the taste, ability, and industry of its editors and the notices of distinguished Americans are con publishers, but furnishes a proud sample of the accuracy fined to deceased individuals: the European biogra and elegance with which the most elaborate and impor-phy contains notices of all distinguished living char country. Of the manner in which the editors have thus acters, as well as those of past times. far completed their task, it is impossible, in the course of a brief newspaper article, to speak with adequate justice."
tant literary enterprises may now be accomplished in our
The articles on Zoology and the various branches of Natural Science, and those on Chemistry and Mineralogy, have been prepared expressly for this work by gentlemen distinguished in the several de partments.
In relation to the Fine Arts, the work is exceedingly rich. Great attention was given to this in the Germa work, and the Editors have been anxious to render it liarly valuable, as in cases where legal subjects are by the necessary additions, as perfect as possible. To gentlemen of the Bar, the work will be per treated, an account is given of English, French, Ge
man and American Law.
CONDUCTED BY THE
REV. DIONYSIUS LARDNER, LL. D. F. R. S. L. & E.
EMINENT LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC MEN.
Now publishing by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, and for sale by all Booksellers.
This work will form a popular compendium of what interest which may present itself from time to time ever is useful, instructive, and interesting, in the circle of can claim a place." Its subjects are classified accordhuman knowledge. A novel plan of publication and ar
rangement has been adopted, which presents peculiar ing to the usual divisions of literature, science, and advantages. Without fully detailing the method, a few of art. Each division is distinctly traced out, and will consist of a determinate number of volumes.
these advantages may be mentioned.
Each volume will contain one or more subjects uninter- though the precise extent of the work cannot be fixed rupted and unbroken, and will be accompanied by the with certainty, yet there is a limit which will not be corresponding plates or other appropriate illustrations. exceeded; and the subscribers may look forward to Facility of reference will be obtained without fettering the possession, within a reasonable time, of a complete the work by a continued alphabetical arrangement. A library of instruction, amusement, and general refersubscriber may omit particular volumes or sets of volumes, without disintegrating his series. Thus each purence, in the regular form of a popular Cyclopedia. chaser may form from the "CABINET" a Cyclopædia, more The several classes of the work are-1, NATURAL or less comprehensive, as may suit his means, taste, or PHILOSOPHY; 2, The USEFUL and FINE ARTS; profession. If a subscriber desire to discontinue the work 3, NATURAL HISTORY; 4, GEOGRAPHY; 5, at any stage of its publication, the volumes which he POLITICS and MORALS; 6, GENERAL LITEmay have received will not lose their value by separation RATURE and CRITICISM; 7, HISTORY; 8, BIfrom the rest of the work, since they will always either OGRAPHY. be complete in themselves, or may be made so at a trifling expense.
The purchasers will never find their property in this work destroyed by the publication of a second edition. The arrangement is such that particular volumes may be re-edited or re-written without disturbing the others. The "CABINET CYCLOPEDIA" will thus be in a state of continual renovation, keeping pace with the never ceas ing improvements in knowledge, drawing within its circle from year to year whatever is new, and casting off whatever is obsolete, so as to form a constantly modernized Cyclopedia. Such are a few of the advantages which the proprietors have to offer to the public, and which they pledge themselves to realize.
jects and occurrences.
Treatises on subjects which are technical and professional will be adapted, not so much to those who desire to attain a practical proficiency, as to those who seek that portion of information respecting such matters which is generally expected from well-educated persons. An interest will be imparted to what is abstract by copious illustrations, and the sciences will be rendered attractive, by treating them with reference to the most familiar ob The unwielly bulk of Encyclopædias, not less than the abstruse discussions which they contain, has hitherto consigned them to the library, as works of only occasional reference. The present work, from its portable form and popular style, will claim a place in the drawing-room and the boudoir. Forming in itself a Complete Library, af fording an extensive and infinitely varied store of instruction and amusement, presenting just so much on every subject as those not professionally engaged in it require, convenient in size, attractive in form, elegant in illustrations, and most moderate in expense, the "CABINET CYCLOPÆDIA" will, it is hoped, be found an object of paramount interest in every family.
To the heads of schools and all places of public educa tion the proprietors trust that this work will particularly recommend itself.
It seems scarcely necessary to add, that nothing will be admitted into the pages of the "CABINET CYCLOPEDIA" which can have the most remote tendency to offend public or private morals. To enforce the cultivation of religion and the practice of virtue should be a principal object| with all who undertake to inform the public mind; but with the views just explained, the conductor of this work feels these considerations more especially pressed upon his attention Parents and guardians may, therefore, rest assured that they will never find it necessary to place a volume of the "CABINET" beyond the reach of their chil dren or pupils.
CONSIDERABLE progress having been made in this work, the publishers wish to direct the attention of the public to the advantages by which it is distinguished from other similar monthly publications.
It is not intended that the Cabinet Cyclopædia shall form an interminable series, in which any work of
In the above abstruse and technical departments of knowledge, an attempt has been made to convey to the reader a general acquaintance with these subjects, by the use of plain and familiar language, appropriate and well-executed engravings, and copious examples and illustrations, taken from objects and events with which every one is acquainted.
In the sci
The proprietors formerly pledged themselves that
The following is a selection from the list of Contributors.
The Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Cloyne.
JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM HERSCHEL,
THOMAS MOORE, Esq.
J. B. BIOT, Member of the French Institute.
Capt. HENRY KATER, Vice President of the
The ASTRONOMER ROYAL.
JAMES MONTGOMERY, Esq.
The Right Hon. T. P. COURTENAY, M. P.
T. PHILLIPS, Esq. Prof. of Painting, R. A.
ANDREW URE, M. D. F. R. S., &c. &c. &c.
L. IL-HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. By SIR WALTER
III. VI.-HISTORY OF ENGLAND. BY SIR JAMES
VII. VIII. XII. HISTORY OF FRANCE. BY EYRE
X-A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE ON THE OB-
OF EMINENT BRITISH
XIII-HYDROSTATICS AND PNEUMATICS. By DR. LARDNER.
XIV.-HISTORY OF THE PROGRESS AND PRESENT SITUATION OF THE SILK MANUFACTURE.
XV-HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLICS. By J. C. L. SISMONDI.
XVI.-HISTORY OF THE PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATE OF THE MANUFACTURE oF PORCELAIN AND GLASS.
XVII. XVIII. XX. XXI. XXII.—HISTORY OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. 5 vols.
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"We advisedly call the Cabinet Cyclopædia a great undertaking, because we consider, that in its effects on the tone and habits of thought of what is known by the phrase, the reading public, it will be, if carried through in the spirit of its projection and commencement, one of the most invaluable productions of modern literature. **
"But these advantages, eminent as they undoubtedly are, are not the sole nor the chief recommendations of the Cabinet Cyclopædia. Neither is it on the extreme cheapness of the publication, nor the federal independence -if we may so speak-of its several volumes, that we rest our prediction of its influence on the tone of think ing of the present, and on the literature of the next gen eration-but on the promise, amounting almost to a moral certainty, of the great excellence of its execution. A mulUnited Kingdom are employed in this undertaking; and, titude of persons eminent in literature and science in the indeed, no others should be employed in it; for it is a truth that the profound and practised writer alone is capable of furnishing a popular compendium.
"What parent or guardian that throws his eye over the list of its contributors bat must be rejoiced by meeting the names of those who are in themselves a guarantee of intellectual and moral excellence?"-Literary Gazette "The plan of the work appears well adapted to the pur pose it is proposed to fulfil that of supplying a series of publications, embracing the whole range of literature and science, in a popular and portable form; while the excellence of the execution is guarantied by the judgment displayed in the selection of writers. The list of authors employed in this ambitious undertaking comprises some
XIX.-HISTORY OF SWITZERLAND.
Volumes in immediate preparation. THE HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. In 4 Vols. Vol. I. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Two volumes of this work, nearly ready, will complete the History of the United States to the present time. The two remaining volumes will be devoted to South America and the West India Islands.
A HISTORY OF IRELAND, TO THE UNION. In 2 Vols. By T. MOORE, Esq.
A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE ON THE USEFUL
A HISTORY OF THE MOORS. In 3 Vols. By ROB-
A TREATISE ON OPTICS. BY DAVID BREW
"The Cyclopædia, when complete, will form a valuable work of reference, as well as a most entertaining and instructive library. It is an essential principle in every part of it, that it should be clear and easily understood, and that an attempt should everywhere be made to unite accurate information with an agreeable manner of cenveying it. It is an experiment to try how much science may be taught with little crabbed or technical language. history may be preserved in its more condensed state. It and how far the philosophical and poetical qualities of possesses also the most indispensable of all the qualities of a work intended for general instruction-that of cheap ness. Whatever the plan might be, it was evident that the grand difficulty of Dr. Lardner was to unite a body forded the most probable hope that they were fitted for a of writers in its execution, whose character or works af prevalent relish for such writings greatly enhance the dif task of which the peculiarity, the novelty, and even the ficulty. We do not believe, that in the list of contribs tors, there is one name of which the enlightened part the public would desire the exclusion.
"In science, the list is not less promising. The names of the President, Vice-Presidents, and most distinguishe treatise on astronomy, by Herschel; on optics, by Brews Fellows of the Royal Society, are contained in it. ter; and on mechanics, by Lardner; need be only recommended by the subjects and the writers. An eminent Prelate, of the first rank in science, has undertaken a noble subject which happily combines philosophy with religion. Twelve of the most distinguished naturalists of the age, Fellows of the Linnæan and Zoological Sonot less eminent in literature and science, whose names i cieties, are preparing a course of natural history. Other is not needful yet to mention, have shown symptoms of as ambition to take a place among such fellow-laborersTimes.
The topic, as may be supposed, are both judiciously selected and treated with ability. To general readers and as part of a family library, the volumes already pub beauties of good printing and paper they merit equal eco lished possess great recommendations. For the external
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