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Distant Homes; or the Graham Family in New Zealand

New and Popular Works

New and Popular Works.

Memorable Battles in English History.

Where Fought, why Fought, and their Results. With Lives of the Commanders. By W. H. Davenport Adams, author of “Neptune's Heroes; or, the Sea-kings of England.” Frontispiece by Robert Dudley. Post 8vo. price 7s. 6d. extra cloth.

Our Soldiers;

Or, Anecdotes of the Campaigns and Gallant Deeds of the British Army during the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. By W. H. G. Kingston. With Frontispiece from a Painting in the Victoria Cross Gallery. Fcp. 8vo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. gilt edges.

Our Sailors;

Or, Anecdotes of the Engagements and Gallant Deeds of the British Navy during the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. By W. H. G. Kingston. With Frontispiece. Fcap. 8vo. price 3s. cloth; 3s. 6d. gilt edges.

A Hand-Book of the History of the United States,

Including the Colonial Period; War of Independence; Constitution of the States; Slavery and other Causes leading to the present War, By Hugo Reid, late Principal of Dalhousie College, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fcap. 8vo. price 2s. 6d. cloth.

My Grandmother's Budget

of Stories and Verses. By Frances Freeling Broderip, author of “Tiny Tadpole,” etc. Illustrated by her brother, Thomas Hood. Price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

The Loves of Tom Tucker and Little Bo-Peep.

Written and Illustrated by Thomas Hood. Quarto, price 2s. 6d. coloured plates.

Scenes and Stories of the Rhine.

By M. Betham Edwards, author of “Holidays among the Mountain,” etc. With Illustrations by F. W. Keyl. Super Royal 16mo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

Nursery Fun;

Or, the Little Folks’ Picture Book. The Illustrations by C. H. Bennett. Quarto, price 2s. 6d. coloured plates.

Play-Room Stories;

Or, How to make Peace. By Georgiana M. Craik. With Illustrations by C. Green. Super Royal 16mo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

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Fickle Flora

and her Sea Side Friends. By Emma Davenport, author of “Live Toys,” etc. With Illustrations by J. Absolon. Super Royal 16mo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

The Faithful Hound.

A Story in Verse, founded on fact. By Lady Thomas. With Illustrations by H. Weir. Imperial 16mo, price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

Dedicated by Permission to Alfred Tennyson.

The Story of King Arthur

and his Knights of the Round Table. With Six Beautiful Illustrations, by G. H. Thomas. Post 8vo. price 7s. cloth; 9s. coloured, gilt edges.

“Heartily glad are we to welcome the glorious old tale in its present shape.“—Gentleman's Magazine.

New Work by Elwes.

Guy Rivers;

Or, a Boy's Struggles in the Great World. By Alfred Elwes, Author of “Ralph Seabrooke,” “Paul Blake.“etc. With Illustrations by H. Anelay. Fcap. 8vo. price 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

“M. Elwes sustains his reputation. The moral tone is excellent, and boys will derive from it both pleasure and profit.“Athenaeum.

Ralph Seabrooke;

Or, The Adventures of a Young Artist in Piedmont and Tuscany. By Alfred Elwes, Illustrated by Dudley. Fcap. 8vo.; price 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

Frank and Andrea;

Or Forest Life in the Island of Sardinia. By Alfred Elwes. Illustrated by Dudley. Fcap. 8vo. price 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

“The descriptions of Sardindan life and seenery are admirable.“—Athenaeum.

Paul Blake;

Or, the Story of a Boy's Perils in the Islands of Corsica and Monte Cristo. By Alfred Elwes, Illustrated by H. Anclay. Fcap. 8vo, price 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. cloth; gilt edges.

“This spirited and engaging story will lead our young friends to a very intimate acquaintance with the island of Corsica.“—Art Journal.

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Thomas Hood's Daughter.

Tiny Tadpole;

And other Tales. By Frances Freeling Broderip, daughter of the late Thomas Hood. With Illustrations by Her Brother. Super-Royal 16mo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“A remarkable book, by the brother and sister of a family in which genius and are inherited.“—Saturday Review.

Funny Fables for Little Folks.

By Frances Freeling Broderip. Illustrated by her Brother. Super Royal 16mo. price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“The Fables contain the happiest mingling of fancy, humour, and instruction.“—Art Journal.

Captain Marryat's Dauchter.

Harry at School;

By Emilia Marryat. With Illustrations by Absolon. Super Royal 16mo. price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“Really good, and fitted to delight little boys.“—Spectator.

Long Evenings;

Or, Stories for My Little Friends, by Emilia Marryat. Illustrated by Absolon, price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

By the Author of “Triumphs of Steam.”

Meadow Lea;

Or, the Gipsy Children; a Story founded on fact. By the Author of “The Triumphs of Steam,” “Our Eastern Empire.” etc. With Illustrations by John Gileert. Fcap. 8vo. price 4s. 6d. cloth; 5s, gilt edges.

Live Toys;

Or, Anecdotes of our Four-legged and other Pets. By Emma Davenport. With Illustrations by Harrison Weir. Super Royal 16mo. price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. coloured, gilt edges.

“One of the best kind of books for youthful reading.“—Guardian.

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Distant Homes;

Or, the Graham Family in New Zealand. By Mrs. J. E. Aylmer. With Illustrations by J. Jackson. Super Royal 16mo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“English children will be delighted with the history of Graham Family, and be enabled to form pleasant and truthful conceptions of the ‘Distant Homes’ inhabited by their kindred.“—Athenaeum.

Neptune's Heroes: or The Sea Kings of England;

from Hawkins to Franklin. By W. H. Davenport Adams. Illustrated by Morgan. Fcap. 8vo; price 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

“We trust Old England may ever have writers as ready and able to interpret to her children the noble lives of her greatest men.“—Athenaeum.

Lost in Ceylon;

The Story of a Boy and Girl's Adventures in the Woods and Wilds of the Lion King of Kandy. By William Dalton. Illustrated by Weir. Fcap. 8vo. price 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

The White Elephant;

Or the Hunters of Ava, and the King of the Golden Foot. By W. Dalton. Illustrated by Weir. Fcap.8vo. price 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

“Full of dash, nerve and spirit, and withal freshness.“—Literary Gazette.

The War Tiger;

Or, The Adventures and Wonderful Fortunes of the Young Sea-Chief and his Lad Chow, By William Dalton, Illustrated by H. S. Melville. Fcap. 8vo. price 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. cloth, gilt edges.

“A tale of lively adventure, vigorously told, and embodying much curious information.“Illustrated News.

Holidays Among the Mountains;

Or, Scenes and Stories of Wales. By M. Betham Edwards. Illustrated by F. J. Skill. Super royal 16mo.; price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

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E. Landells.

The Illustrated Paper Model Maker;

Containing Twelve Pictorial Subjects, with Descriptive Letter-press and Diagrams for the construction of the Models, By E. Landells. Price 2s. in a neat Envelope.

“A most excellent mode of educating both eye and hand in the knowledge of form.“—English Churehman.

The Girl's Own Toy Maker,

And Book of Recreation. By E. Landells, Author of “Home Pastime,” etc., assisted by his daughter, Alice Landells. Second edition. With 200 Illustrations. Royal 16mo. price 2s, 6d. cloth.

“A perfect magazine of information.“—Illustrated News of the World.

The Boy's own Toy Maker.

A Practical Illustrated Guide to the useful employment of Leisure Hours. By E. Landells. With Two Hundred Cuts, Fourth Edition. Royal 16mo, price 2s. 6d., cloth.

“A new and valuable form of endless amusement.“—Nonconformist.

“We recommend it to who have children to be instructed and amused.“—Economist.

Home Pastime;

Or, The Child's Own Toy Maker. With practical instructions. By E. Landells. New and Cheaper Edition, price 3s. 6d. complete, with the Cards, and Descriptive Letterpress.

***By this novel and ingenious “Pastime,” Twelve beautiful Models can be made by Children from the Cards, by attending to the Plain and Simple Instructions in the Book.

“As a delightful exercise of ingenuity, and a most sensible mode of passing a winter's evening, we commend the Child's own Toy Maker.“—Illustrated News.

“Should be in every house blessed with the presence of children.“—The Field.

The Triumphs of Steam;

Or, Stories from the Lives of Watt, Arkwright, and Stephenson. With Illustrations by J. Gilbert. Dedicated by permissi to Robert Stephenson, Esq., M. P. Second edition. Royal 16mo, price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d., coloured, gilt edges.

“A most delicious volume of examples.“—Art Journal.

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Our Eastern Empire;

Or, Stories from the History of British India. Second Edition, with Continuation to the Proclamation of Queen Victoria, With Four Illustrations. Royal 16mo. cloth 3s. 6d. 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“These stories are charming, and convey a general view of the progress of our Empire in the East. The tales are told with admirable clearness.“—Athenaeum.

The Martyr Land;

Or, Tales of the Vaudois. Frontispiece by J. Gilbert. Royal 16mo; price 3s. 6d. cloth.

“While practical lessons run throughout, they are never obtruded; the whole tone is refined without affectation, religious and cheerful.“—English Churchman.

Might not Right;

Or, Stories of the Discovery and Conquest of America. Illustrated by J. Gilbert. Royal 16mo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“With the fortunes of Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro, for the staple of these stories, the writer has succeeded in producing a very interesting volume.“—Illustrated News.


Or, the Autobiography of a Donkey. By the Author of “The Triumphs of Steam,” etc. Illustrated by Harrison Weir. Super Royal 16mo. price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“A very intelligent donkey, worthy of the distinction conferred upon him by the artist.“—Art Journal.

Hand Shadows,

To be thrown upon the Wall. A Series of Eighteen Original Designs. By Henry Bursill. 4to price 2s. plain; 2s. 6d. coloured.

A Second Series of Hand Shadows;

With Eighteen New Subjects. By H. Bursill. Price 2s. plain; 2s. 6d. coloured.

“Uncommonly clever—some wonderful effects are produced.“—The Press.

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The Late Thomas Hood, Etc.

Fairy Land;

Or, Recreation for the Rising Generation, in Prose and Verse. By Thomas and Jane Hood Illustrated by T. Hood, Jun. Super royal 16mo; price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured gilt edges.

The Headlong Career and Woful Ending of Precocious Piggy. Written for his Children, by the late Thomas Hood. With a Preface by his Daughter; and Illustrated by his Son, Third Edition. Post 4to, fancy boards, price 2s. 6d., coloured.

“The Illustrations are intensely humourous.“—The Critic.

The History of a Quartern Loaf.

in Rhymes and Pictures, By William Newman. 12 Illustrations. Price 6d. plain, 1s. coloured. 2s. 6d. on linen, and bound in cloth. Uniform in size and price,

The History of a Cup of Tea.

The History of a Scuttle of Coals.

The History of a Lump of Sugar.

A Woman's Secret;

Or How to Make Home Happy. 23rd Thousand. 18mo. price 6d. By the same Author, uniform in size and price,

Woman's Work; or, How she can Help the Sick.

13th Thousand.

A Chapter of Accidents;

Or, the Mother's Assistant in cases of Burns, Scalds, Cuts, & c.

Pay To-day, Trust To-morrow;

A Story illustrative of the Evils of the Tally System. 4th Thousand.

Nursery Work;

Or Hannah, Baker's First Place. 4th Thousand.

Family Prayers for Cottage Homes;

With a Few Words on Prayer, and Select Scripture Passages. Fcap. 8vo. price 4d. limp cloth.

***These little works are admirably adapted for circulation among the working classes.

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The Fairy Tales of Science.

A Book for Youth. By J. C. Brough. With 16 Beautiful Illustrations by C. H. Bennett. Fcap. 8vo, price 5s., cloth; 5s. 6d, gilt edges.

Contents: 1. The Age of Monsters.—2. The Amber Spirit.—3. The Four Elements.—4. The Life of an Atom.—5. A Little Bit.—6. Modern Alchemy.—7. The Magic of the Sunbeam.—8. Two Eyes Better than One.—9. The Mermaid's Home.—10. Animated Flowers.—11. Metnmorphoses.—12. The Invisible World.—13. Wonderful Plants. 14. Water Bewitched.—15. Pluto's Kingdom.—16. Moving Lands.—17. The Gnomes.—18. A Flight through Space.—19. The Tale of a Comet.—20. The Wonderful Lamp.

“Science, perhaps, was never made more attractive and easy of entrance into the youthful mind.“—The Builder.

“Altogether the volume is one of the most original, as well as one of the most useful, books of theseason.“—Gentleman's Magazine.

The Nine Lives of a Cat;

A Tale of Wonder. Written and Illustrated by C. H. Bennett. Twenty-four Engravings. Imperial 16mo. price 2s. cloth; 2s. 6d. coloured.

“Rich in the quaint humour and fancy that a man of genius knows how to spare for the enlivenment of children.“—Examiner.

Sunday Evenings with Sophia;

Or, Little Talks on Great Subjects. A Book for Girls. By Leonora G. Bell. Frontispiece by J. Absolon. Fcap. 8vo, price 2s. 6d. cloth.

“A very suitable gift for a thoughtful girl.“—Bell's Messenger.

Blind Man's Holiday;

Or Short Tales for the Nursery. By the Author of “Mia and Charlie,” “Sidney Grey,” etc. Illustrated by John Absolon. Super Royal 16mo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“Very true to nature and admirable in feeling.“—Guardian.

Scenes of Animal Life and Character.

From Nature and Recollection. In Twenty Plates. By J. B. 4to, price 2s., plain; 2s. 6d., coloured, fancy boards.

“Truer, heartier, more playful, or more enjoyable sketches of animal life could scarcely be found anywhere.“—Spectator.

Caw, Caw;

Or, the Chronicles of the Crows. Illustrated by J. B. 4to, price 2s. plain; 2s. 6d. coloured.

Jack Frost and Betty Snow;

With other Tales for Wintry Nights and Rainy Days Illustrated by H. Weir. 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“The dedication of these pretty tales, prove by whom they are written; they are indelibly stamped with that natural and graceful method of amusing while instructing, which only persons of genius possess.“—Art Journal.

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W. H. G. Kingston's Books for Boys

With Illustrations. Fcap. 8vo. price 5s. each, cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

True Blue;

Or, the Life and Adventures of a British Seaman of the Old School.

“There is about all Mr. Kingston's tales a spirit of hopefulness, honesty. and cheery good principle, which makes them most wholesome, as well as most interesting reading.“—Era.

Will Weatherhelm;

Or, the Yarn of an Old Sailor about his Early Life and Adventures.

“We tried the story on an audience of boys, who one and all declared it to be capital.“—Athenaeum.

Fred Markham in Russia;

Or, the Boy Travellers in the Land of the Czar.

“Most admirably does this book unite a capital narrative, with the communication of valuable information respecting Russia.“—Nonconformist.

Salt Water;

Or Neil D'Arcy's Sea Life and Adventures, With Eight Illustrations.

“With the exception of Capt. Marrayat, we know of no English author who will compare with Mr. Kingston as a writer of books of nautical adventure.“—Illustrated News.

Manco, the Peruvian Chief;

With Illustrations by Carl Schmolze.

“A capital book; the story being one of much interest, and presenting a good account of the history and institutions, the customs and manners, of the country.“—Literary Gazette.

Mark Seaworth;

A Tale of the Indian Ocean. By the Author of “Peter the Whaler,” etc. With Illustrations by J. Absolon. Second Edition.

“No more intereting, nor more safe book, can be put into the hands of yonth; and to boys especially, ‘Mark Seaworth’ will be a treasure of delight.“—Art Journal.

Peter the Whaler;

His early Life and Adventures in the Arctic Regions. Second Edition. Illustrations by E. Duncan.

“A better present for a boy of an active turn of mind could not be found. The tone of the book is manly, healthful, and vigorous.“—Weekly News.

“A book which the old may, but which the young must, read when they have once begun it.“—Athenaeum.

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Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles, and Ditties.

Illustrated by C. H. Bennett. With Ninety Engravings, Fcap. 4to. price 3s. 6d. cloth, plain, or 6s. coloured.

“The illustrations are all so replete with fun and imagination, that we scarcely know who will be most pleased with the book, the good-natured grandfather who gives it, or the chubby grandchild who gets it, for a Christmas-Bos.“—Notes and Queries.

Maud Summers the Sightless:

A Narrative for the Young. Illustrated by Absolon. 3s. 6d. cloth;

4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“A touching and beautiful story.“—Christian Treasury.

Clara Hope;

Or, the Blade and the Ear. By Miss Milner. With Frontispiece by Birket Foster. Fcap. 8vo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. cloth elegant, gilt edges.

“A beautiful narrative, showing how bad habits may be eradicated, and evil tempers subdued.“—British Mother's Journal.

The Adventures and Experiences of Biddy Dork-

ING and of the FAT FROG. Edited by Mrs. S. C. Hall. Illustrated by H. Weir. 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“Most amusingly and wittily told.“—Morning Herald.

By the Author of “Cat and Doc,” etc.

Historical Acting Charades;

Or, Amusements for Winter Evenings. New Edition. Fcap. 8vo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. gilt edges.

“A rare book for Christmas parties, and of practical value.“—Illustrated News.

The Story of Jack and the Giants:

With thirty-five Illustrations by Richanrd Doyle. Beautifully printed. New and Cheaper Edition. Fcap. 4to. price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, extra cloth, gilt edges.

“In Doyle's drawings have wonderful conceptions, which will secure the book a place amongst the treasures of collectors, as well as excite the imaginations of children.“—Illustrated Times.

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Granny's Wonderful Chair;

And its Tales of Fairy Times, By Frances Browne. With Illustrations by Kenny Meadows. Small 4to, 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“One of the happiest blendings of marvel and moral we have ever seen.“—Literary Gazette.

The Early Dawn;

Or, Stories to Think about. By a Country Clergyman. Illustrated by H. Weir. etc. Small 4to. price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“The matter is both wholesome and instructive, and must fascinate as well as benefit the young.“—Literurium.


Or, the Pine Forest among the Alps. By Geraldine E. Jewsbury. author of “The Adopted Child,” etc. With Illustrations by John Absolon. Small 4to; price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“As pretty a child's story as one might look for on a winter's day.“—Examiner.

Tales of Magic and Meaning.

Written and Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill, Author of “Funny Leaves for the Younger Branches,” “The Careless Chicken,” “Picture Fables,” etc. Small 4to.; price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured.

“Cleverly written, abounding in frolic and pathos, and inculcates so pure a moral, that we must pronounce him a very fortunate little fellow, who eatches these ‘Tales of Magic’, as a windfull from ‘The Christmas Tree’.”—Athenaeum.

Faggots for the Fire Side;

Or, Tales of Fact and Fancy. By Peter Parley. With Twelve Tinted Illustrations. Foolseap 8vo.; 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. gilt edges.

“A new book by Peter Parley is a pleasant greeting for all boys and girls, wherever the English language is spoken and read. He has a happy method of conveying information, while seeming to address himself to the imagination.“—The Critic.

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The Discontented Children;

And How they were Cured. By Mary and Elizabeth Kirby. Illustrated by H. K. Browne (Phiz.) Second edition, price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“We know no better method of banishing ‘discontent’ from school-room and nursery than by introducing this wise and clever story to their inmates.“—Art Journal.

The Talking Bird;

Or, the Little Girl who knew what was going to happen. By M. and E. Kirby. With Illustrations by H. K. Browse (Phiz). Small 4to. Price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“The story is ingeniously told, and the moral clearly shown.“—Athenaeum.

Julia Maitland;

Or, Pride goes before a Fall. By M. and E. Kirby. Illustrated by Absolon. Price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“It is nearly such a story as Miss Edgeworth might have written on the same theme.“—The Press.

Letters from Sarawak,

Addressed to a Child; embracing an Account of the Manners, Customs, and Religion of the Inhabitants of Borneo, with Incidents of Missionary Life among the Natives. By Mrs, M‘Dougall. Fourth Thousand, with Illustrations. 3s. 6d. cloth.

All is new, interesting, admirably told,“—Church and State Gazette.

Comical Picture Books.

Uniform in size with “The Struwwelpeter.”

Each with Sixteen large Coloured Plates, price 2s. 6d., in fancy boards, or mounted on cloth, Is. extra.

Picture Fables.

Written and Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.

The Careless Chicken;

By the Baron Krakemsides. By Alfred Crowquill.

Funny Leaves for the Younger Branches.

By the Baron Krakemsides, of Burstenoudelafen Castle. Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.

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Laugh and Grow Wise;

By the Senior Owl of Ivy Hall. With Sixteen large coloured Plates. Price 2s. 6d. fancy boards; or 3s. 6d. mounted on cloth.

The Remarkable History of the House that Jack

Built. Splendidly Illustrated and magnificently Illuminated by The Son of a Genius. Price 2s. in fancy cover.

“Magnificent in suggestion, and most comical in expression!“—Athenaeum.

A Peep at the Pixies;

Or, Legends of the West. By Mrs. Bray. Author of “Life of Stothard,” “Trelawny,” etc., etc. With Illustrations by Phiz. Super-royal 16mo, price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“A peep at the actual Pixies of Devonshire, faithfully described by Mrs. Bray, is a treat. Her knowledge of the locality, her affection for her subject, her exquisite feeling for nature, and her real delight in fairy lore, have given a freshness to the little volume we did not expect. The note at the end contain matter of interest for all who feel a desire to know the origin of such tales and legends.“—Art Journal.

A Book for Every Child.

The Favourite Picture Book;

A Gallery of Delights, designed for the Amusement and Instruction of the Young. With several Hundred Illustrations from Drawings by J. Absolon, H. K. Browne (Phiz), J. Gilbert, T. Landseer, J. Leech, J. S. Prout, H. Weir, etc. New Edition. Royal 4to., price 3s. 6d. bound in a new and Elegant Cover; 7s. 6d. coloured; 10s. 6d. mounted on cloth and coloured.

Ocean and her Rulers;

A Narrative of the Nations who have from the earliest ages held dominion over the Sea; and comprising a brief History of Navigation. By Alfred Elwes. With Frontispiece. Fcap. 8vo, 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

“The volume is replete with valuable and interesting information; and we cordially recommend it as a useful auxiliary in the school-room, and entertaining companion in the library.“—Morning Post.

Berries and Blossoms.

A Verse Book for Children. By T. Westwood. With Title and Frontispiece printed in Colours. Super-royal 16mo, price 3s. 6d. cloth, gilt edges.

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The Wonders of Home, in Eleven Stories.

By Grandfather Grey. With Illustrations. Third and Cheaper Edition. Royal 16mo., 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

Contents.—1. The Story of a Cup of Tea.—2. A Lump of Coal.—3. Some Hot Water.—4. A Piece of Sugar.—5. The Milk Jug.—6. A Pin.—7. Jenny's Sash.—8. Harry's Jacket.—9. A Tumbler.—10. A Knife.—11. This Book.

“The idea is excellent, and its execution equally commendable. The subjects are well selected, and are very happily told in a light yet sensible manner.“—Weekly News.

Cat and Dog;

Or, Memoirs of Puss and the Captain. Illustrated by Weir. Sixth Edition. Super-royal 16mo, 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“The author of this amusing little tale is. evidently, a keen observer of nature. The illustrations are well executed; and the moral, which points the tale, is conveyed in the most attractive form.“—Britamnia.

The Doll and Her Friends;

Or, Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina. By the Author of “Cat and Dog.” Third Edition. With Four Illustrations by H. K. Browne (Phiz). 2s. 6d., cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“Evidently written by one who has brought great powers to bear upon a small matter.“—Morning Herald.

Tales from Catland;

Dedicated to the Young Kittens of England. By an Old Tabby. Illustrated by H. Weir. Third Edition. Small 4to, 2s. 6d. plain; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“The combination of quiet humour and sound sense has made this one of the pleasantest little books of the season.“—Lady's Newspaper.

The Grateful Sparrow.

A True Story, with Frontispiece. Third Edition. Price 6d. sewed.

How I Became a Governess.

By the Author of “The Grateful Sparrow.” Second Edition. With Frontispiece. Price 1s. sewed.

Dicky Birds.

A True Story. By the same Author. With Frontispiece. Price 6d.

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Works By Mrs. R. Lee.,

Anecdotes of the Habits and Instincts of Animals.

Third and Cheaper Edition. With Illustrations by Harrison Weir. Fcap. 8vo, 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. gilt edges.

Anecdotes of the Habits and Instincts of Birds,

Reptiles, and Fishes. With Illustrations by Harrison Weir. Second and Cheaper Edition. Fcap. 8vo, 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. gilt edges.

“Amusing, instructive, and ably written.“—Literary Gazette.

“Mrs. Lee's authorities—to name only one, Professor Owen—are, for the most part first-rate.'—Athenaeum.

Twelve Stories of the Sayings and Doings of

Animals. With Illustrations by J. W. Archer. Third Edition. Super-royal 16mo, 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“It is just such books as this that educate the imagination of children, and enlist their sympathies for the brute creation.“—Nonconformist.

Familiar Natural History.

With Forty-two Illustrations from Original Drawings by Harrison Weir. Super-royal 16mo, 3s. 6d. cloth; 5s. coloured gilt edges.

Playing at Settlers;

Or, the Faggot House. Illustrated by Gilbert. Second Edition. Price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

Adventures in Australia;

Or, the Wanderings of Captain Spencer in the Bush and the Wilds. Second Edition. Illustrated by Prout. Fcap. 8vo., 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

“This volume should find a place in every school library; and it will, we are sure, be a very welcome and useful prize.“—Educational Tanes.

The African Wanderers;

Or, the Adventures of Carlos and Antonio; embracing interesting Descriptions of the Manners and Customs of the Western Tribes, and the Natural Productions of the Country. Third Edition. With Eight Engravings. Fcap. 8vo, 5s. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges.

“For fascinating adventure, and rapid succession of incident, the volume is equal to any relation of travel we ever read.“—Britannia

“In strongly recommending this admirable work to the attention of young readers, we feel that we are rendering a real service to the cause of African civilization.“—Patriot.

Sir Thomas; or, the Adventures of a Cornish

Baronet In Western Africa. With Illustrations by J. Gilbert. Fcap. 8vo.; 3s. 6d. cloth.

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Harry Hawkins's H-Book;

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The Family Bible Newly Opened;

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A Word to the Wise;

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Elegant Gift for a Lady.

Trees, Plants, and Flowers;

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“The volume is at once useful as a botanical work, and exquisite as the ornament of a boudoir table.“—Britannia. “As full of interest as of beauty.“—Art Journal.

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The Vicar of Wakefield;

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“A delightful edition of one of the most delightful of works: the fine old type and thick paper make this volume attractive to any lover of books.“—Edinburgh Guardian.

Works By Mrs. Loudon.

Domestic Pets;

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Glimpses of Nature;

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“We could not recommend a more valuable little volume. It is full of information, conveyed in the most agreeable manner.“—Literary Gazette.

Tales of School Life.

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Miss Jewsbury.

Clarissa Donnelly;

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The Day of a Baby Boy;

A Story for a Young Child. By E. Berger. With Illustrations by John Absolon. Second Edition. Super-royal 16mo, price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.

“A sweet little book for the nursery.“—Christian Times.

Every-Day Things;

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British Birds.


Foreign Animals. First Series.


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Foreign Birds.


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The Peacock At Home, And Butterfly's Ball. With Four Illustrations by Harrison Weir.

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Works by the author of Mamma's bible Stories.

Fanny and her Mamma;

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Short and Simple Prayers,

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Mamma's Bible Stories,

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A Sequel to Mamma's Bible Stories.

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Scripture Histories for Little Children.

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Contents.—The History of Joseph—History of Moses—History of our Saviour—The Miracles of Christ.

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Bible Scenes;

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First Series: Joseph. Second Series: Our Saviour.

Third Series: Moses. Fourth Series: Miracles of Christ.

“It is hoped that these ‘Scenes’ may form a useful and intersesting addition to the Sabbath occupations of the Nursery. From their very earliest infancy little children will listen with interest and delight to stories brought thus palpably before their eyes by means of illustration.“—Preface.

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Illustrated by George Cruikshank.

Kit Bam, the British Sinbad;

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The Favourite Library.

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The Eskdale herd boy. By Lady Stoddart.


Mrs. Leicester's School. By charles and mary lamb.


The History Of The Robins. By Mrs. Trimmer.


Memoir Of Bob, The Spotted Terrier.


Keeper's Travels In Search Of His Master.


The Scottish Orphans. By Lady Stoddart.


Never Wrong; or, The Young Disputant; and “It Was Only In Fun.”


The Life and Perambulations Of A Mouse.


Easy Introduction To The Knowledge Of Nature. By Mrs. Trimmer.


Right and Wrong. By the Author of “Always Happy.


Harry's Holiday. By Jefferys Taylor.


Short Poems and Hymns For Children.

The above may be had Two Volumes bound in One, at Two Shillings cloth, or 2s. 6d. gilt edges, as follows:—


Lady Stoddart's Scottish Tales.


Animal Histories. The Dog.


Animal Histories. The Robins and Mouse.


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Tales For Girls. Mrs. Leicester's School and Right and Wrong.


Poetry and Nature. Short Poems and Trimmer's Introduction.

Stories of Julian and his Playfellows.

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“The lessons taught by Julian's mamma are each fraught with an excellent moral.“—Morning Advertiser.

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Blades and Flowers.

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“Breathing the same spirit as the Nursery Poems of Jane Taylor.“—Literary Gazette.

Aunt Jane's Verses for Children.

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“A charming little volume, of excellent moral and religious tendency.“—Evangelical Magazine.

Rhymes of Royalty.

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“The work is well calculated to impress upon the minds of the young the superiority of simple and natural pleasures over those which are artificial.“—Englishwoman's Magazine.

The Modern British Plutarch;

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“A work which will be welcomed in any circle of intelligent young persons.“—British Quarterly Review.

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Home Amusements.

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Early Days of English Princes.

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“Just the book for giving children some first notions of English history, as the personages it speaks about are themselves young.“—Manchester Examiner.

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“It is the first popular book in which we have seen the outlines of the early history of the Scottish tribes exhibited with anything like accuracy.“—Glasgow Constitutional.

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London Cries and Public Edifices.

Illustrated in Twenty-four Engravings by Luke Limner; with descriptive Letter-press. Square 12mo, 2s. 6d. plain; 5s. coloured. Bound in emblematic cover.

The Silver Swan;

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Mrs. Trimmer's Concise History of England,

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The Celestial Empire;

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Tales from the Court of Oberon.

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True Stories from Ancient History,

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True Stories from English History,

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Stories from the Old and New Testaments,

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Wars of the Jews,

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The Prince of Wales’ Primer.

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Pictorial Geography.

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One Thousand Arithmetical Tests;

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The Abbé Caultier's Geographical Works.

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Rowbotham's New and Easy Method of Learning

the French Genders. New Edition. 6d.

Bellenger's French Word and Phrase-book.

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Marin De La Voye's Elementary French Works.

Les Jeunes Narrateurs;

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Le Babillard.

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Tabular Views of the Geography and Sacred History of Palestine, and of the Travels of St. Paul.

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The Child's Grammar,

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Always Happy;

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Andersen's (H. C.) Nightingale and other Tales.

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Anecdotes of Kings,

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Bible Illustrations;

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Conversations on the Life of Jesus Christ.

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Easy Lessons;

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Key to Knowledge;

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Facts to correct Fancies;

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Fruits of Enterprise;

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The Garden;

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How to be Happy;

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Infantine Knowledge.

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The Ladder to Learning.

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Little Lessons for Little Learners.

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The Little Reader.

A Progressive Step to Knowledge. Fourth Edition with sixteen Plates. Price 2s. 6d. cloth.

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Mamma's Lessons.

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The Mine;

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Young Jewess, The, and her Christian Schoolfellows.

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Or, The Excellence of Charity. Fourth Edition. With Illustrations. 16mo, 2s. cloth.

The Rival Crusoes,

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Short Tales.

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The Students;

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Stories of Edward and his little Friends.

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Sunday Lessons for little Children.

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A Visit to Grove Cottage,

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Dissections for Young Children;

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Scenes From the Lives of Joseph and Moses.


Scenes From the History of Our Saviour.


Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog.


Life and Death of Cock Robin.

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Short And Simple Prayers For Children, With Hymns. By the Author of “Mamma's Bible Stories,” & c.

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Lessons of Wisdom for the Young. By the Rev. W. Fletcher.

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Durable Nursery Books,

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Alphabet of Goody Two-Shoes.




Cock Robin.


Courtship of Jenny Wren.


Dame Trot and her Cat.


History of an Apple Pie.


House that Jack built.


Little Rhymes for Little Folks.


Mother Hubbard.


Monkey's Frolic.


Old Woman and her Pig.


Puss in Boots.


Tommy Trip's Museum of Birds, part I.


——————————–Part II.

Durable Books For Sunday Reading.

Scenes From The Lives Of Joseph and Moses. Illustrated by J. Gilbert. Printed on linen. Price 6d..

Scenes From The Life of Our Saviour. Illustrated by J. Gilbert. Printed on linen. Price 6d.

Darnell's Educational Works.

The attention of all interested in the subject of Education is invited to these Works, now in extensive use throughout the Kingdom, prepared by Mr. Darnell, a Schoolmaster of many years’ experience.

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