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ADAM BLACK, EDINBURGH, AND LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, & GREEN LONDON.

A SYSTEM of UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, by M. MALTE BRUN, Editor of the "Annales des Voyages," &c. Parts I. to XII. price 7s. 6d. each. To be completed in Fourteen Parts.

The Publishers are extremely happy to be able to state, that, notwithstanding the lamented death of M. Malte Brun, the remainder of this great work, comprising the description of WESTERN EUROPE, will be completed in a style every way worthy of what has been already executed. The papers and collections of M. Malte Brun have been placed in the hands of M. Valcknaer, with whose numerous and valuable contributions to geographical science the scientific portion of the public have been long and familiarly acquainted. M. Balbi, the celebrated author of the Essai Statistique sur le Royaume de Portugal , has undertaken to superintend and complete that portion of the work which relates to Italy, Spain, and Portugal. There can, therefore, be no doubt, that the high and established character of the Original Work will be maintained to its close; and the British Public may be assured, that no efforts will be spared to render the Translation, now in course of publication, not only equal, but even superior, to the original. The account of the British Empire will be carefully revised, and, if necessary, re written by gentlemen who are extremely well versed in statistical inquiries. The reports and papers printed by order of the House of Commons will be referred to for every fact of importance; and the Publishers believe that they may venture to say, that the account which will be given in this work of the Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce of Great Britain, will be decidedly superior to any that has hitherto appeared.

The account of the United States, given in the Translation, is an entirely original composition ; and it is admitted by the Americans themselves, to contain the most able, comprehensive, and luminous account of that powerful confederacy that has ever been published.

"M. MALTE BRUN is probably known to most of our readers as the author of a systematic work on Geography. He is, besides, the editor of a periodical digest, under the title of Nouvelles Annales des Voyages de la Geographie et de l'Histoire ; the first as much superior to the compilations of our Guthries and Pinkertons, as the other is to the garbled productions of our Truslers and Mavors." Quarterly Review , No. 52.

"But however highly we may estimate this publication, which is, in our opinion, infinitely superior to anything of its class which has ever appeared, it is not of a kind which we can illustrate by extracts. We can merely state, that it is admirable in its original form, that it is well translated, that it is printed in a fair style, so as to fit it not only for libraries, but for families and schools, and that, in fine, it is a work that neither library, family, nor school, should be without." Literary Gazette , No. 405.

JOURNAL of a SOLDIER of the 71st REGIMENT, HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY, from 1806 to 1815. Including particulars of the Battles of Vimeira, Corunna, Vittoria, the Pyrenees, Toulouse, and Waterloo. Third Edition. 1 vol. 12mo, 5s.

"The Journal of a Soldier of the 71st Regiment, first gave the public a taste for narratives of the personal adventures, and the sufferings, and 'hair breadth escapes,' of military men. That Journal excited a very considerable degree of interest. It was written with ease and simplicity, and indicated no small powers of description and observation. There was a romantic interest, too, attached to the history of the writer, as developed in his own modest and unvarnished tale. But moreover, as disclosing the mode of life, and the hardships and privations of the common soldier, it let in a new light on the commonly received notions of warlike expeditions... Continue reading book >>




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