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ference, answering almost all the purposes of the most valuminous Encyclopedias. By the Rev. J. WATKINS. Price 10s. 6d. in boards, or 12s. handsomely bound.

A DICTIONARY of CHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY, and the USEFUL ARTS, including every New Discovery, and adapted to the present state of knowledge on those Subjects. By WILLIAM NICHOLSON. In one closely printed volume, octavo, the size of Dr. Watkins's Biographical Dictionary, with plates, price 19s. in boards.

THE BOOK of TRADES, or Library of the Useful Arts, in which every Trade is illustrated with separate engravings, and its History utility, present State, Advantages, and Disadvantages, are fully and accurately described. In three parts, either part to be had separately, price 3s. each, handsomely half bound.

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A VISIT to a FARM HOUSE, describing the principles and practice of the Farming Business and Rural Economy, in a pleasing and familiar manner, for the use of children, with several plates, price 2s. 6d.

A DICTIONARY of MUSIC; to which is prefixed a Familiar Introduction to the Science of Harmony. By THOMAS BUSBY, MUS. D. In one volume, foolscap 8vo. a new and improved edition, price 6s. in boards, or 7s. elegantly bound.

AN UNIVERSAL AND COMPLETE SYSTEM OF SHORT HAND WRITING; being the same which is used in the courts of law in the metropolis, and which is taught in the universities and all public schools. By WILLIAM MAVOR, LL. D. Sixth edition, price 7s. 6d. in boards.

The French Language.

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THE FRENCH and ENGLISH PRIMER; consisting of a brief Vocabulary of the most common Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, and Particles. Printed in a large type, and on good paper, price 9d. sewed.

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THE FIRST FRENCH GRAMMAR; consisting of the Accidence of that Language, briefly expressed, and perspicuously displayed; containing every thing essential, and nothing superfluous. By M. L'ABBE BOSSUT. Printed in a large type, and on good paper, price 1s. 6d. bound in cloth. The Third Book.

A KEY TO FRENCH CONVERSATION, and FRENCH IDIOM; consisting of easy and familiar Phrases and Dialogues, English and French, adapted to the memory of children at an early age. By M. L'ABBE BOSSUT. Printed in a large type, and on good paper, price ls. sewed.

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THE FRENCH SYNTAX; with Illustrations and numerous Exercises, annexed to every Rule, calculated to perfect the Student in all the peculiarities of the Language. By M. L'ABBE BOSSUT. Price 2s. 6d. bound in cloth.

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A FRENCH and ENGLISH, and ENGLISH and FRENCH DICTIONARY, adapted for general use, in which obsolere words are expunged, and many thousand useful words, not

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N. B. The above-mentioned series of easy and simple elementary Books are all that are necessary to render an English Student sufficiently familiar with the French Language, for the purposes of reading and conversation. Every person must have been struck with the absurdity of the practice of putting the present voluminous, tedious, and perplexing French Grammars and their auxiliaries into the hands of children. Well educated Frenchmen are themselves unacquainted with half the subtleties which are attempted to be taught to children in English Schools. The Abbé Bossut's Books, on the contrary, contain nothing but essential points of information; they leave the pronunciation to the living Tutor, from whom as much will be learnt in an hour as by rule in a year; and, in respect to words and construction, they place the acquirement of the French Language, by an English child, exactly on the same footing as that on which it now stands to a native.

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A BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, and CHRONOLOGICAL DICTIONARY, containing a faithful account of the Lives, Actions, and Characters, of the most eminent persons of all ages and all countries. By JOHN WATKINS, A. M. LL. D. Price 16s. in boards.

ARCHEOLOGIA GRÆCA; or, the Antiquities of Greece; being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Greeks, relating to their Government, Magistracy, Laws, Judicial Proceedings, Religion, Games, Military and Naval Affairs, Dress, Exercises, Baths, Marriages, Divorces, Funerals, Domestic Employments, Entertainments, Food, Music, Painting, Public Buildings, Harbours, Weights, and Measures, &c. &c. By the Rev. J. ROBINSON, Master of the Grammar School at Ravenstonedale, and late of Christ's College, Cambridge. Price 18s. bound.


THE BOOK of GAMES; or Juvenile Sports, explaining the Laws and Modes of playing twenty-four of the Sports

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THE HISTORY of BRITISH BIRDS, with coloured engravings, price 5s. half bound.

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VISITS to the MENAGERIE and the BOTANICAL GARDEN, in which the most striking facts in Natural History, and the first principles of Botany, are agreeably explained. Price 2s. 6d.

A VISIT to LONDON, in which the British Metropolis is described in a pleasing and familiar manner. Price 2s. 6d. with views, &c.

Moral and Entertaining.

THE BRITISH MARTIAL, containing a selection of upwards of One Thousand of the best Epigrams existing in the English language, with some originals. In two volumes, foolscap 8vo price 10s. in boards.


TALES of the CASTLE, translated from the French of Marmontel, by THOMAS HOLCROFT. A new edition, revised, in five volumes, price 20s. bound.

A PUZZLE for a CURIOUS GIRL, with thirteen plates, price 2s. half bound.

POPULAR STORIES, consisting of new and improved translations or revised editions of the tales, legends and romances hitherto held in great estimation in the nursery, but debased by vulgar, and often by indecent language. The stories thus elegantly re-written, in chaste and modern lan

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MEMOIRS of DICK the LITTLE PONEY, an entertaining narrative, calculated to teach humanity to that useful animal the Horse, price 2s.

PROVERBS; or, the WISDOM of all AGES and NATIONS, concentrated in a single volume, price 2s. 6d. in boards.

THE LIFE and ADVENTURES of ROBINSON CRUSOE, adapted to the use of young persons, and embellished. with sixteen engravings, from original designs by Corbould. Price 4s. 6d. plain, or 7s. coloured, half bound.

Medical Books for the Heads of Schools.

THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN; or, Domestic Medical Friend, containing plain and practical instructions for the prevention and cure of diseases, according to the latest improvements and discoveries; comprising every thing relative to the theory and practice of the medical art, adapted to the use of the heads of schools and families. By A. THOMPSON, Price 6s. in boards, or 7s. bound.


A PRACTICAL TREATISE on DIET, and on the most salutary and agreeable means of supporting life and health by aliment and regimen Adapted to the various circumstances of age, constitution, and climate; and including the application of Modern Chemistry to the culinary preparation of food. By WILLIAM NISBET, M. D. In one volume, 12mo price 6s. in boards.

A POPULAR VIEW of VACCINE INOCULATION, and of the Mode of conducting it, with a Comparison of the Small-Pox and Cow Pox Inoculations, intended for heads of Families, and Clergymen, as well as the Faculty. By JOSEP ADAMS, M D. Illustrated with accurately coloured engrav ings of the Disease in its various Forms, price 4s. 6d. in boards

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