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THE

WORKS OF FRANCIS ARAGO,

MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE, PERPETUAL SECRETARY OF THE ACADEMY

OF SCIENCES, DIRECTOR OF THE OBSERVATORY OF PARIS.

Translated by
Rear-Admiral W. H. SMYTH, For. Sec. R. S.,

Corresponding Member of the French Institute, &c.;
Lieut.-Col. E. SABINE, R.A., Treasurer and V.P.R.S.;

The Rev. BADEN POWELL, M.A., V.P.R.S.,
Savilian Professor of Geometry in the University of Oxford ;

AND
ROBERT GRANT, Esq. F.R.A.S.,
Author of History of Physical Astronomy, and Editor of Monthly

Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

*** The English Edition of ARAGO's WORKS consists principally of Writings which are either here published for the first time, or which are so revised as to become new books. The Author prepared a History of his Early Life, consisting of a remarkably interesting AUTOBIOGRAPHY up to the time of his becoming Perpetual Secretary of the Academy of Sciences; and Baron A. VON HUMBOLDT has contributed a GENERAL PREFACE.

For some years previous to his death in October last, ARAGO devoted his time to the revision of his Works, and to the writing of his POPULAR ASTRONOMY. On this subject a very imperfect Edition, collected from his Lectures by one of his Pupils, was published at Paris without the philosopher's consent. It was always repudiated by ARAGO as unworthy of him, and it has been sup. pressed.

The following portions will be the first to appear :METEOROLOGICAL ESSAYS, to which is prefixed Humboldt's Introduction

to Arago's Works. Translated under the superintendence of Lieut.-Colonel E. SABINE, R.A., Treasurer and Y.P.R.S. 1 VOL 870., price 188. cloth. Now ready. POPULAR ASTRONOMY. Translated by Rear-Admiral W. H. SMITH,

For. Sec. R.S.; assisted by R. GRANT, Esq., F.R.A.S. 2 vols. (Vol. I. in

November.) LIVES of DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIFIC MEN: To which are prefixed,

Arago's History of my own Life. Translated by Professor BADEN POWELL, F.R.S. ; Rear-Admiral W. H. SMYTH ; and R. GRANT, Esq.

** The exclusive right of translation has been secured by Messrs. LONGMAN and Co. according to the International Copyright Act.

London : LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, and LONGMANS.

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