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TO BE HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.
I. N ARRATIVE OF THE VOY A GES
AND SERVICES OF THE NEMESIS, From 1840 to 1843; and of the Combined Naval and Military Operations in China : Comprising a complete account of the Colony of Hong Kong, and remarks on the Character and Habits of the Chinese, &c.
From Notes of COMMANDER W. H. HALL, R.N., With persnoal observations by W. D. BERNARD, Esq., A.M., Oxon. New and Cheaper Edition, comprised in a single volume, with Maps and Plates, price 18s, bound.
“ The most important publication that has appeared respecting our late contest with China. In all that relates to the Nemesis especially, and to the naval operations of the expedition, it is replete with the most lively and stirring interest."Naval and Military Gazette.
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DURING THE YEARS 1836–1842.
COMMANDER OE THE EXPEDITION,
Under the Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
price 36s. bound. “ To place the services of the “Sulphur,' and the intelligent officers and crew under the author's command, properly before the public, would require considerable scope ; but the following list of some of the places visited will assure the reader that such an immense field of observation has seldom been presented to bim, and for 50 large a portion of it-Central America—it can scarcely be equalled in attraction :
- Valparaiso, Panama, Realejo, Libertad, the Sandwich Islands, Port Etches, Port Mulgrave, Sitka, or New Archangel, in Norfolk Sound, San Francisco, the River Sacramento, Monterey, San Blas, Acapulco, Morro Ayuca, the Gulf of Papagayo, the Lake of Managua, Tepfitapa, the Cocos, Callao, Parta, Guayaquil, Fonseca, Nicoya, Pueblo Nueva, Baia Honda, Bodega, Santa Barbara, San Pedro, San Juan, San Diego, San Quentin, San Bartholomeo, the Gulf of Magdalena, Cape San Lucas, Mazatlan, the Isles of Sorocco and Clarion, the Marquesas, Port Anna Maria, Nuhubiva, Bow Island, Tahiti, Huakeine, Raratonga, Vavao (Tonga Group), Nukulav (Fejees), Tama (New Hebrides), Port Carteret (New Ireland), Britannia Island, New Guinea, Arimoa, Jobie Pigeon Island (Dampier's Straits), Bouro, Amboina, Macassar, Great Solombo, Pulo Kumpal, Sincapore, China (where an active part was taken in the recent war), Malacca, Penang, Sumatra, Ceylon, Seychelles, Madagascar, St. Helena, Ascension, the Cape, &c."
“Of these volumes it is impossible to speak too highly. We can conceive no occupation likely to afford more authentic and important knowledge, or to yield at the same time more amusement and delight, than the perusal of the work before us." John Bull.
INTERESTING NAVAL WORKS.
III. NARRATIVE OF THE TEN YEARS' VOYAGE
OF DISCOVERY ROUND THE WORLD OF H.M.S. ADVENTURE AND BEAGLE. UNDER THE COMMAND OF
CAPTAINS KING AND FITZROY. In two large vols., 8vo., with Maps, Charts, and upwards of Sixty Illustrations, by
Landseer, and other eminent Artists. *Price 21. 18s. bound. “ One of the most interesting narratives of voyaging that it has fallen to our lot to notice, and which must always occupy a distinguished space in the bistory of scientific navigation.”—Quarterly Review.
THE NAVAL OFFICER.
BY CAPTAIN MARRYAT.
Forming a Volume of " COLBURN's Standard Novels,” embellished with a Portrait
of the Author, &c. Price only 6s. bound. “ The author of • Frank Mildmay,'' Peter Simple,' and · Jacob Faithful,' stands alone amongst the writers of his century.”—Spectator.
“ We shall not be surprised if this production of Captain Marryat becomes even more popular than his . Jacob Faithful,' or his · Peter Simple ;' for it ought to be the futuro vade-mecum of every midshipman on his entering the service."Morning Post.
OR, THE WARD-ROOM MESS.
Author of “ Tough Yarns,” &c. 3 vols., post 8vo. “ This author has already achieved so brilliant a reputation in this particular field of fiction, that it is unnecessary to enter into any lengthened critical analysis of his powers as a naval writer. In this work a vein of rich, genuine, full-flavoured humour abounds. The characteristio oddities--the native, ever-ready, and exuberant witthe indomitable courage--and the rough, sturdy honesty of heart, for which British tars bave been ever celebrated-are delineated with an accuracy of portraiture, and a richness of colouring that has rarely been equalled, certainly never surpassed, by any of the most distinguished naval writers of the day.”_Sunday Times.
BY M. H. BARKER, ESQ.
3 vols., post 8vo. "We give a hearty welcome to our old friend, 'The Old Sailor,' whose yarns are excellent, and the very essence of nautical writing. No writer living is more at bome or more genuine on the sea than Mr. Barker." - Literary Gasette.
IN ONE LARGE OCTAVO VOLUME, CLOSELY AND BEAUTIFULLY
PRINTED IN DOUBLE COLUMNS,
A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
LIVING NAVAL OFFICERS,
WILLIAM R. O'BYRNE, ESQ.
This truly national and important undertaking, which has long occupied the attention of the Author, will consist of authentic details of the Life and Services of every existing Officer in her Majesty's Navy, from the rank of Admiral of the Fleet down to that of the Lieutenant inclusively; comprising, with a Statement of his Family Connexions, every minute particular of his Professional Career--the Ships in which he has served--the Engagements in which he has distinguished himself-his Promotions, Appointments, and Rewards, -all with their accurate dates.
The utility of such a work requires no comment. It will not only form an important book of reference for all our Naval Officers, but must prove acceptable to the thousands of individuals who are either by the ties of consanguinity or friendship related to them. The gallant services of many a deserving officer, hitherto left in obscurity, will thus be brought to light, and a record preserved of those Naval Heroes who have so materially contributed to elevate this country in the scale of nations, and to shed an undying lustre on the British
The Author, therefore, earnestly solicits all Officers, who have not as yet communicated information, to favour him, as soon as possible, with such particulars as will ensure accuracy in the arduous undertaking in which he is engaged ; and, if they feel disposed to possess a Copy of the work, to signify their intention to that effect. Letters are requested to be addressed ( post paid) to W. R. O'BYRNE, Esq., 9, Doughty Street, Russell Square; or to the Publisher, HENRY COLBURN, 13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.
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OF THE LANDED GENTRY;
A GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC DICTIONARY OF THE WHOLE OF THE LANDED GENTRY, OR UNTITLED ARISTOCRACY OF
ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND. To be completed in Four Parts, price 108. 6d. each, forming a single volume of upwards of 1600 pages beautifully printed in double Columns, uniform with the author's popular
“ PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE.” “In noticing the first part of this work, we spoke of the extraordinary labour and diligence which had been bestowed upon it, and its consequent value as an accurate history of the untitled aristocracy of England. It is, indeed, a remarkable monument of industry and research, and contains a mass of curious heraldic and genealogical information that can be found nowhere else. We have had an opportunity of testing its extreme correctness."-John Bull.
DEDICATED TO MAJOR-GENERAL SIR NEIL DOUGLAS,
K.C.B. & K.C.H.
COLONEL MONTGOMERY MAXWELL, K. H.
COMMANDING THE 36TH REGIMENT. These “ Adventures ” will comprise the facts and experiences of more than twenty years of a life spent amidst the most stirring scenes, and in immediate connexion with the most important and interesting events that have agitated Europe during the most remarkable period of modern history. They will include the minute details of the writer's many personal interviews with several of the most distinguished crowned heads--male and female-of Europe ;-among others, the Emperor Napoleon, the Empress Marie Louise, the King of Spain, his Holiness the Pope, Queen Caroline of England, King Joachim of Naples and bis Queen, the King and Queen of Sardinia, the King and Queen of Eturia, the Emperor of Austria, the Archduke Charles, the King of Prussia, &c., &c.
The following are among the various countries (besides England), the manners and customs of which are illustrated in the course of these “ Adventures :". namely, Italy, Sicily, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, the West Indies, North America, &c., in each of which the author resided not for a few days, or weeks, but for years, and under circumstances which necessarily imparted to bim the most intimate knowledge of their people, their manners, and their social and political institutions.
It should be added that these “ Adventures are selected and transcribed from more than twenty MS. volumes of a journal kept by the author at the places and periods respectively referred to, and that every thing wbich is related is strictly, and it may be almost said, literally true.
Those persons who may be desirous of obtaining the work on the day of publication, are requested to forward their orders to their respective booksellers.
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