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NARRATIVE OF A TEN YEARS' VOYAGE
OF DISCOVERY ROUND THE WORLD,
UNDER THE COMMMAND OF CAPTAINS KING AND FITZROY.
Landseer, and other eminent Artists, price 21. 185. 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 history of scientific agitation.”-Quarterly Review.
These volumes detail the various incidents which occurred during the examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation of the Globe, and add considerably
to our knowledge of Hydrography, Geography, and Natural History, and of the Habits, &c., of the Aborigines. There will be found in them the materials of two distinct wurks, embracing every thing worthy of notice in the expeditions during a period of nearly ten years. The first volume by Captain P. P. King, F.R.S., relates to the expedition under his command, with an Appendix by Major Sabine, R.A., F.R.S., containing discussions on the magnetic observations made during the voyages. The second volume is by Captain Robert Fitzroy, and relates to the second voyage, with an Appendix, giving the determination of many positions and measurements of meridian distances, and other nautical information. The work is beautifully illustrated with etchings and engravings on steel, by Mr. Landseer and other eminent artists, from drawings by Mr. Martens and Mr. Earle ; and with Charts and Plans by Mr. Gardner and Messrs. Walker : and an entirely new Map of Sorth America, by Mr. J. Arrowsmith, in which the position of places may be ascertained to within less than two miles. In the volumes notices will be fond of the Cape Veri, Falkland, and other Islands in the Atlantic Ocean-of the coasts of South America, from Pernambuco to Guayaquil-of the Galopagos Islands—the dangerous Archipelago, or Low Islands -Otaheite-New Zealand Australia—The Keeling Islands—Mauritius—the Cape of Good Hope, &c.
N.B. Mr. Darwin's Journal of the Geology and Natural History of the Voyage may be had in a single volume, 8vo, price 18s. bound.
NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE
PERFORMED IN H.M.S. SULPHUR," in 1836-42. BY CAPTAIN SIR EDWARD BELCHER, C.B., F.R.A.S., F.G.S.,
&c., COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION. Published under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of the
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QUEEN DOWAGER. Preparing for publication, in 3 vols. small 8vo, with Illustrations, THE HISTORY OF MARY ANN WELLINGTON, THE SOLDIER'S DAUGHTER, WIFE, & WIDOW.
BY THE REV. RICHARD COBBOLD, M.A. Another Narrative of Female Adventure, from the pen of the Author of “The History of Margaret Catchpole,' will probably be received by the public with increased interest, on account of the perfect truth of the narrative being within the compass of any one's inquiry. In August last, the Deputy Mayor of Norwich invited the attention of the Reverend Author to the peculiar circumstances in the History of Mary Ann Wellington, who was the daugbter of John Wellington, one of the artillerymen at the famous siege of Gibraltar. She married a soldier in the gallant 48th, and accompanied him through all the Peninsular campaigos. Her fortitude in the hour of danger, and her attention to the wounded, were witnessed by many officers still living, who were also aware of the extraordinary adventures in which she distinguished herself.
Her husband died in 1844. The widow bas since fallen into distress. She is greatly respected by all who know her in the city of Norwich, where she still resides.
Iler Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, Her Majesty the Queen Dowager, and His Grace the Duke of Wellington, have all been temporary benefactors to ber; and her Majesty the Queen Dowager has most graciously consented to accept the dedication of her History.
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By Sir EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, Bart.
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SKETCHES FROM LIFE,
By the late LAMAN BLANCHARD; WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, BY SIR EDW. BULWER LYTTON, BART. In 3 vols., with Portrait and Engravings, by G. CRUIKSHANK, &c.
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