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QUARTERLY REVIEW. There has appeared, in a popular miscellany entitled “The Edinburgh Cabinet Library," a very careful and elaborate compilation on the history and condition of the Chinese empire. We strongly recommend these volumes to all who wish to understand the subject. --Altogether, what we have seen of the Edinburgh Cabinet Library, impresses us with respect for the caution and sagacity of its conductors.
BRITISH CRITIC. We have on more than one occasion given the tribute of our praise to the sound and accurate knowledge which distinguishes the Edinburgh Cabinet
MONTHLY REVIEW. The Edinburgh Cabinet Library is one of the most judicious and talented of the popular class of publications issuing periodically from the press.
CHURCH REVIEW. The Edinburgh Cabinet Library is a miscellany, of which the great characteristics are ability and the combination of interesting reading with solid and valuable information.
TAIT'S MAGAZINE. The Edinburgh Cabinet Library is one of those works which can only be spoken of with entire praise.
DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE. Of the entire series of the Edinburgh Cabinet Library it is not too much to say, that it has been, from its commencement, one of the best sustained of all the Libraries, in point of talent, and one of the most judiciously managed on the part of its conductors.
EXAMINER. “Nubia and Abyssinia” is one of the numbers of the Edinburgh Cabinet Library; it is noticed here for the purpose of giving our testimony in favour of the ability and industry with which these compilations are executed. Each volume is in itself a library on the subject it professes to treat ; and such is the smallness of the compass into which it is compressed, that the term cabinet is as justly applied as the name library.
ATHENÆUM. Respecting the general merits of the “ Edinburgh Cabinet Library,"as a series, it is not necessary for us to repeat here the encomiums which we have frequently bestowed on it. Success and encouragement, we are happy to find, instead of causing an abatement of effort on the part of those engaged in that work, only stimulate them to greater care and industry.
SPECTATOR. Amongst the various serial publications of the day, the Edinburgh Cabinet Library is one of the best, the most instructive, and the most popular.
GLASGOW COURIER. The admirable series of works published under the title of “The Edinburgh Cabinet Library "requires no commendation from any quarter. In our judgment they surpass all similar productions of the same class, and are distinguished by properties exclusively their own.
NARRATIVE OF DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE
POLAR SEAS AND REGIONS:
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF THEIR
CLIMATE, GEOLOGY, AND NATURAL HISTORY;
AND AN ACCOUNT OF
By Sir John LESLIE, K. H., Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, and Corresponding Member of the Royal Institute of France ; ROBERT JAMESON, Regius Professor of Natural History in the University of Edinburgh; and Hugh MURRAY, F.R.S.E.
FOURTH EDITION. ONE VOLUME.
The design of the present work is to exhibit a complete and connected view of the successive voyages made to the Arctic Regions. In those climates Nature is marked by the most stupendous features, and, presenting objects at once sublime and beautiful, the forms which she assumes differ from her appear. ances in our milder latitudes almost as widely as if they belonged to another planet. The career of the navigators, who at various times have traversed the Northern Seas, amid tempest, darkness, and mountains of floating ice, is associated with so many frightful perils and disasters, and has given rise to such extraordinary displays of intrepidity, as cannot fail to render the story of their several adventures extremely interesting. For an account of the successive expeditions, by land or along the coast, to define the northern boundaries of the American and Asiatic continents,-a familiarity with which is in some degree necessary to a clear comprehension of the objects contemplated in the more recent voyages narrated in this volume,-the reader is referred to the Ninth Number of this Series, which is devoted to the “Progress of Discovery on the more Northern Coasts of America."
FROM THE EARLIEST AGES TO THE PRESENT TIME :
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE
Wilson, F.R.S.E. & M.W. S.
THIRD EDITION. ONE VOLUME.
Moly Land :
FOURTH EDITION. ONE VOLUME. In this volume the Author has presented at once a Topographical Description of the Holy Land as it exists at present, and also a History of the wonderful people by whom it was anciently possessed ; accomplishing thereby an object which has not been attempted by any former writer. It contains, besides, a View of the Political Constitution, the Antiquities, Literature, and Religion of the Hebrews, with an Account of their Principal Festivals, and the manner in which they were observed. It concludes with an Outline of the Natural History of Palestine, applied to the Illustration of the Sacred Writings, and more espe. cially of the Mosaical Law.
HISTORY OF THE BUCCANEERS.
THIRD EDITION. ONE VOLUME. This work, although complete in itself, forms also an interesting chapter in the History of the Circumnavigation of the Globe, and will be found at once to elucidate and to receive illustration from the work on that subject which forms No. XXI. of the EDINBURGH CABINET LIBRARY.
Nos. VI. VII. VIII.
FROM THE MOST REMOTE PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME : Including a Narrative of the Early Portuguese and English Voyages,
the Revolutions in the Mogul Empire, and the Origin, Progress, and Establishment of the British Power : With Illustrations of the Zoology-Botany–Climate, Geology, and Mineralogy :-also Medical Observations-an Account of the Hindoo Astronomy-the Trigonometrical Surveys—the Navigation of the Indian Seas—and the
Introduction of Steam Vessels on the great Rivers. By Hugh MURRAY, F.R.S.E.; Jas. Wilson, F.R.S.E. & M.W.S.;
R. K. GREVILLE, LL.D.; PROFESSOR JAMESON; SIR WHITELAW AINSLIE, M.D., M.R.A.S., late of the Medical Staff of Southern India ; PROFESSOR WALLACE; and CAPTAIN CLARENCE DALRYMPLE, Hon. East India Company's Service.
THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED. THREE VOLUMES.
The First VOLUME contains an Account of the Natural Features of the Country,-the Knowledge of India among the Ancients,-the Early Portuguese and English Voyages,-the Revolutions in the Mogul Empire, -and the Con. quest of the Carnatic and Bengal by the British.
The Second VOLUME continues the Narrative of the Conquests made by Britain down to the complete Establishment of her Power in India. It includes