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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 21

Reformers' Library, 256, High Holborn

Reformers' Library, 256, High Holborn,

Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary. Reprinted verbatim from the six vol. edition, sold at 50s. The work is embellished with two Engravings, a Medallion Portrait, and a full length likeness of the celebrated author, in elegant cloth binding, two volumes, Price 8s. post free. May be had of all Booksellers.

Opinion of the "Dispatch."

"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary.—This is a translation, in two volumes, of that magnificent work which must hand the name of Voltaire down to the latest posterity. We have compared it with the French edition in three volumes, and find that the English version is a most faithful one, fully preserving the spirit of the original, and in no way abridged. The work is, of course, a very valuable one, and should have a place on the shelves of all persons who accumulate useful books. It is printed in a clear, legible type, and in a manner to be easy of reference. The publisher has done very wisely to compress the entire contents of this enyclopædia into two volumes of convenient size, inasmuch as he places an admirable work within the reach of those persons whose means would not permit them to procure a larger and more expensive edition. It is impossible to contemplate this 'Dictionary' without being struck by the grandeur and comprehensiveness of that intellect which, alone and unassisted, could produce a work embracing so many and such varied subjects. Ingenious theories, exposures of historical or popular fallacies, philosophical essays, physics, metaphysics, in a word, all branches of learning, science and art, are the topics which evoked the brilliant wit, or tested the profound wisdom of France's greatest philosopher. Although much of the philosophy of that school to which Voltaire belonged has been since exploded; although many of his theories have been displaced by others which have been supported by arguments or proved by experiments of which he never dreamt; although, in fine, much of his reasoning on physics is now pointless, yet on the whole, and taken as a whole, the 'Philosophical Dictionary' is most valuable and most useful, not only as the record of a great man's opinions, but also in those very many departments where his comments and observations do really apply to the affairs or circumstances of the present day. We are glad to find that an English publisher has dared to do justice to a man who is much calumniated by our English saints and hypocrites, and we cordially recommend this edition of the 'Philosophical Dictionary' to our readers.

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Political Wives; a satire, by a Fantastical Fellow. An argument for Woman's enfranchisement. Just published 0 4
The Irish Question. By C. Bradlaugh 0 2
Ireland. By Richard Concrete, M.A. 1 0
Revelations of the Confessional; or a master-key to Popery. By A. Gavin 0 6
John Stuart Mill on Liberty 1 4
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Utopia; or the Happy Republic. By Sir T. More 1 0
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The Revolution in Mind and Practice. By Robert Owen 1 0
Letters to the Human Race. By Robert Owen 1 0
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Just published, the 7th edition. Ninth Thousand of the.

Elements of Social Science; or, Physical, Sexual and Natural Religion. With a Solution of the Social Problem Containing an Exposition of the true Cause and only Cure of the three primary social evils—Poverty, Prostitution, and Celibacy. By a Graduate of Medicine. Price 2s. 6d.; or in cloth, 3s., post free. Upwards of 600 pages.

An edition in French is in preparation (1868.)

Opinions of the Press:

"In some respects all books of this class are evils; but It would be weakness and Criminal-prudery-a [unclear: pruferry] as criminal as vice itself—not to say that such a book as the, one in question is not only a far lesser evil than the one that it combats, but in one sense a book which it is a mercy to issue and courage to publish."—Reasoner.

"We have never risen from the perusal of any work with a greater satisfaction than this."—[unclear: Investivator].

"That book must. be read, that subject must be understood. before the population can be raised from its present degraded, diseased, unnatural, and immoral state. We really know not how to speak sufficiently highly of this extraordinary work; we can only say. conscientiously and emphatically, It is a Blessing to the Human Race"—People's Paper.

"Though quite out of the province of our journal, we cannot refrain from stating that this work is unquestionably the most remarkable one. in many respects, we have ever met with. Though we differ to cœlo from the author in his views of religion and-morality. and hold some of his remedies to tend rather to a dissolution than a reconstruction of society, yet we are bound to admit the benevolence and philanthrophy of his motives. The scope of the work is nothing Jess than the whole Hold of political economy."—The British Journal of Homæoputhy, January, 1860. (Published Quarterly, price 5s.)

"It is because, after an impartial consideration of this book, we feel satisfied that the author has no meretricious professional object to subserve, that we are induced to use its publication as a text for the discussion of a vital and pressing subject; and because it bears evidences of research, thorough although misapplied, professional education, some pretensions to philosophy, and a certain earnestness of misguided conviction of the truth of peculiar prevalent economical theories, which seem to have led him off his feet, and to have induced him to venture upon any extravagance in their support. It is in vain to attempt to hide these subjects oat of sight. This one book of 600 closely printed pages is in its third large edition It is of no use to ignore the topic as either delicate or disgusting. It is of universal interest It concerns intimately every human being."—Front an adverse review, occupying six columns in The Weekly Dispatch, January and February, 1860

Population Fallacies; a Defence of the Malthusian or True Theory of Society, in reply to "The Weekly Dispatch," "Times," and others. By Graduate of Medicine. Second Edition.—Price 1d., by post 2d., 32pages.

The Political Economist. By the Author of the "Elements of Social Science." 1s., post-free.

Logic and Utility; the Tests of Truth and Falsehood and of Right and Wrong. Being an Outline of Logic, the Science of Reasoning, and of the Utilitarian or Happiness Theory of Morals. By G. R. Just Published, price 6d. by post 7d., 136 pages.

The Land Question; containing remarks on the right of property in Land on Land tenures, large and small farms, peasant proprietors, cottiers, the Law of Primogeniture and Entail, the Land Transfer Act, and other matters relating to Landed Property. By G. R. Price 2d., by post 3d., 56 pages.

The Irish Land Question. By G. R. "An excellently written pamphlet on a subject of the greatest importance"—Commonwealth. Price 1d., 32 pages.

Poverty; its Cause and Cure: pointing out a means by which the Working Classes may raise themselves from their present state of low wage, and ceaseless toil, to one of Comfort, Dignity, and Independence, and which is [unclear: also] capable of entirely removing in course of time the other principal social evil By M. G. H. 16 pages, price One Penny; by post for two stamps. This Tract to recommended by the Author of "The Elements of Social Science."

Orders for the preceding, enclosing the requisite number of postage stamps, [unclear: will] be promptly attended to by E. Truelove, Bookseller and Publisher. 256 [unclear: Hill] Holborn, nearly opposite Day & Martin's.