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THE MOST SPLENDIDLY-ILLUSTRATED VOLUMES FOR FAMILIES EVER ISSUED ON TIE ANTICA

CONTINENT, CONTAINING MORE TIJAN
TWO THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVINGS,

DESIGNED AND EXECUTED BY THE MOST EMINENT ARTISTS OF ENGLAND AND AMERICA.

Published and sold by SEARS & WALKER, Nos. 114 Fulton and 122 Nassau street, New York city. D A CAREFUL EXAMINATION of the contents of this Circular is solicited from all persons into whose hands it may fall.

A Six Dollar Book published and sold at Three Dollars. / we can not but augur well for its success. The journeyings to and fro of the

“chosen people of God," and the Incale of every event in their history, the

sublime and varied descriptions of which in holy writ used, in early years, THE CHRISTIAN'S GIFT FOR 184 4.

before the ways of the world" took such an appropriating hold of almost overy imagination, to charm our morning, our noonday, and our evening meditations, are treated of, in the book now before us, in a manner that will repay with interest the most fastidious calculator on the score of trouble and expense. The typography is extremely beautiful, and the pictorial illustrations, which are very numerous, possess, as works of art, the highest excel lence. They are not merely of an ornamental description, but exquisitelyfinished representations of costume, monuments of ancient art, and whjecis of natural history, and are the production of some of the fnest artists of the present day.

From the Christian Herald.-This is indeed a valuable and splendid work, being neither a reprint nor a fresh compilation of old matter, but a new his. tory altogether, supplying what was wanting in previous works. Such an undertaking would have appeared a few years ago in three or four ponderous quartos, at a price beyond the means of all but the wealthy : it is here placed within the reach of the humblest class of book-buyers. The subjects of tee wood-engravings consist of views showing the features of the landscapes, the cities, ruins, and natural curiosities of the country, and illustrating tlie customs, habits, dress, arts, and social condition of the people of Palestine ; -the views are beautiful pictures, erlivened with figures, and executed in the most finished style.

From the Gospel Publisher.- Here is a work that will never cease to sell, or be admired by the lovers of the sublime and beautiful. The first part, on the

Old Testament, is indeed a complete treasury of religious knowledge, so TORY ever offered to the American Public, embellished with severai arranged as to form a complete "history of the Jews," following theme to

the various countries in which they have been dispersed. The pictorial hundred new and fine Engravings - the whole work (two volumes in one? Hlustrations consist of highly-finished wood-cuts, representing the aspect making Seven Hundred large and closely-printed octavo pages, elegantly of the country, its cities, ruins, and natural curiosities, with the habits and bound in gilt, and lettered, in the most finished style of modern book-making: customs, dress, occupations, and social condition of the people. The laho-PRICE ONLY THREE DOLLARS; being the CHEAPEST WORK EVER

rious and persevering editor intends to work those mines of informasion, the ISSUED IN TIE WORLD! The Publishers respectfully request Clergy: depth and extent of which appear to have frightened all former compilers. mnen, Teachers of Sabbath-schouls, Heads of Families, and Booksellers, to

We can not withhold our most cordial good wishes that in every sense of examine this new,

cheap, and splendidly-illustrated Work. The character the word, literary and commercial, tuis formidable, yet very desirable underand contents of this volume are better defined by its expressive title :

taking may be crowned with complete success. SEARS' NEW AND COMPLETE

Circular.---Please Read! HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE,

Addressed to all Clergymen, Superintendents und Teachers of Sutbath AS CONTAINED IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS, FROM THE CREATION Schools, Postmasters, and all persons who may wish to act as OF THE WORLD TO THE FULL ESTABLISHMENT OF CHRISTIANITY.

AGENTS in disposing of this new and beautiful volume. CONTAINING A CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF EVERY

DEAR AND RESPECTED SIR: Having had some correspondence with you, REMARKABLK TRANSACTION RECORDED IN THE SACRED

and knowing you to be a true friend and patron of the xreat enterprise in SCRIPTURES DURING A PERIOD OF UPWARDS OF FOUR

which we are engaged, in the universal diffusion of useful and religious THOUSAND YEARS, WITH COPIOUS NOTES, CRI.

knowledge throughout every section of this wide-spread continent, we take TICAL AND EXPLANATORY, FORMING AN

the liberty of sending you this prospectus of our new and splendid pictoILLUSTRATED COMMENTARY OF THE SACRED TEXT.

rial work, entitled, “A NEW AND COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE," two

volumes (the Old and New Testaments). just published and completed in ono PART 1.-The OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY, volume of 700 large octavo. closely-printed pages, new type, elegantly illus. Part II.-The New TESTAMEN'T HISTORY.

trated with new and beautiful engravings, and substantially bound in gilt,

and lettered. We feel anxious to introduce it, as soon as possible, into every BY ROBERT SEARS,

family throughout this wide-spread continent, who have the means to pro

cure it. We therefore affectionately and respectfully ask of you either to A:DED BY THE WRITINGS OF OUR MOST CELEBRATED BIBLICAL SCHOLARS, act as Agent yourself, or appoint in your place some good and trustworthy AND OTHER LEARNED PERSONS, WHO HAVE MADE THE SCRIPTURES THEIR

substitute for your city, town, county, or place of residence, as may best STUDY. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

suit your convenience. IT Commentators, lexicographers, oriental travellers, and Biblical critics The whole work has been got up in the best and most finished style of of the greatest name, have been extensively and carefully consulted in pre- modern book-making, and will be sold at Three Dollars. TUREE DOLLARS paring this work. The Editor trusts it will be found worthy of the patron for a large,

elegant, illustrated volume, of 100 pages, handsomely bound, age of Christian pastors, instructers, and parents, of all denominations, and complete. To Agents the work will be put at the lowest possible price, and well calculated, under the Divine blessing, to enlighten the understanding, every facility will be afforded which shall aid them in the disposal of it. purify the heart, and promote that KNOWLEDGE by which we may obtain 11. As the demand for this work is very great, Agents had better engage happiness in this world, and eternal salvation in that which is to come. their districts, and order such a supply as they shall probably want therefor.

The Editor of this work has no hesitation in saying, that this is for the OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.

price) one of the most useful works on Biblical history ever offered to the The following extracts are from a few of the numerous Recommen- and New Testaments.” It has been designed for utility and permanent use.

American public, forming within itself a complete " Commentary on the Old dations that the work has already received :

fulness; and YOUNG PERSONS of good education, whose natural inquisitive. From the Eduor of the Unit d Stales Literary Advertiser.-The most splendid ! ness has been quickened by intelligence, are especially intended to be bene. Gift Book of the season, and the cheapest and most useful Work ever issued tited by this work, aiding them in their studies, while seeking to understand on either side of the Atlantic, is SEARS' “New and Complete more fully the saving doctrines of the Holy Scriptures. llistory of the Bible," deduced from the labors of the most renowned This - New and Complete History of the Old and New Testaments" is Biblical scholars of all countries, incorporated with numerous original and respectfully offered to the hristian Churches of America ; and, if worthy, curious embellishments, engraved by the first artists,- which has just inade will receive all the patronage it deserves - AND WE ASK NO MORE. Several its appearance. This work proves not only an elegant, but a most interest. I of our friends, whose learning and experience eminently qualify and entitle ing and valuable volume. Evidently no pains or cost have been spared to

them to pronounce an opinion on such a work, declare their conviction that render it such ; and when it is remembered that it is the production of the

it will be found appropriately seasonable in our eventsui bul auspicious well-known editor of the “ Bible Biography" and other Pictorial Works, times : for though daring Infidelity, with brutalizing immorality among some which have had such an extraordinary popularity, we feel assured that the portions of the people, and the specious system of Popery, are assuming most sanguine anticipations of the Christian Public will not fail of being new forms in their opposition to Divine Revelation, multitudes of our youth realized. From what we have seen of it, we predict this work will be pro-among all classes, far better and more extensively instructed than in former nounced at once the most useful and splendid of all Mr. Sears' pictorial pub quys, are eagerly inquiring for SA RED KNOWLEDGE, and seeking with lications. Literature, profane and sacred, has been combined with the aid jeepiv-felt interest for a more comprehensive acquaintance with the pure of several hundred elegant embellishments to produce a work eminently ORACLES OF GOD. adapted as a FAMILY BOOK of the very best order; while we consider it also In conclusion, if circumstances should prevent you from accepting of the one of the cheapest ever presented to American patronage. Of the descrip. agency of this work, you will please appoint some friend in your church or tive and explanatory lefier-press, it is enough to say that the records of neighborhood. Pumbly commending this work to the gracious benediction

ancient history, and the researches of the best theologians, have been put in of God our Saviour, and respectfully offering it to the patronage of all requisition for the elucidation of scripture difficulties, and the illustration of Christian pastors, instructers, and parents, the author trusts that it will be

obsolete custotns, manners, &c.; and the fault will be with the public if divinely countenanced as the means of edification and salvation to many such a book fails of unexampled success.

thousands throughout the United States and elsewhere : as well as being From the Oxford (N. Y.) Reprüblican.--of all the illustrated works prepared rendered conducive to the diffusion of ChristiAN KNOWI.epok, promoting by Mr. Sears, the best them, is his " Pictorial History of the Bible," the cause of evangelical piety, and becoming a lasting blessing to the rising, which we have now barneha; and when we take into consideration, present, and fut"

ons the great an . aeorbing interest which evory & bject in the ancient “land of Youri, respectfény,

ROBERT SEARS, Editor, promise," w stier of nature or art, possesso ti the mind of every Christian,

122 Nassau street, New York.

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A Christian Father's Present to his family.

RICH, AMUSING, AND INSTRUCTIVE BOOK ! HOLIDAY GIFT FOR THE YEAR 1844.

“He who blends instruction with delight,

Profit with pleasure, carries all the votes." A BOOK FOR EVERY FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES. Sears' Guide to Knowled D The following important and interesting Work consists of Fire Hun.

ge; dred pages octavo, containing upwards of FIVE HUNDRED new and beautiful A splendidly-illustrated Work, comprising the finest series of embellish. ENGRAVINGS, fine paper, handsomely bound in gilt, and lettered, and is

ments ever presented to the American public, in one handsome large octavo afforded at the low price of 82.50 per copy. in preparing the present volume, of 500 pages, elegantly bound. Price only $2.50. This splendid volume, our aim has been to make a BOOK (for its size and price), the VERY

volume comprises within itself a COMPLETE LIBRARY OF Best and MOST USEFUL ever published in modern times ; aiming at univer: Useful sal excellence, that it might be justly entitled to universal patronage and

and Entertaining Knowledge, support. On examination, it will be found useful, and eminently adapted to Condensed in form, familiar in style, and copioùs in information, embrainterest, instruct, and improve. It is suited to persons of all ages and of cing an extensive range of subjects in LITERATURE, SCIENCE, and ART. every rank, and is equally worthy of a place in the parlor as in tło kiichen, among the limited collection of the younz, as well as the various and more extended library of the man of reading. We think it would be difticult to select a more appropriate GIFT at the approaching holidays. The writings of

SEARS' PICIORIAL ILLUSTRA I NS OF THE BIBLE. the most eminent divines that have ever lived are laid under contribution, 3 vols. $5.00. and passages of eminent beauty are taken from them. ll, therefore, variety

600 Engravings. Upward of 40,000 copies have been sold has charms, or religion is lovely, or eloquence is admired, this book will be

NT Each of the above Works is beautifully printed and illustrated, and read with delight; for here is variety without looseness, religion without put up in richly-ornamented bindings, higlily adapting them as splendid pres. fanaticism, and eloquence pleading the cause of God wiih man. The fol- ents for young people. lowing is its expressive title:

Persons clubbing together for 4 copies of cither of the preSE ARS' BIBLE BIOGRAPHY; ceding works, and sending the money free of postags, will receive a fistă copy gratis. OR, THE LIVES AND CHARACTERS OF THE PRINCIPAL PERSONAGES RECORDED

All the above books are found to be valuable additions to Sabbath-school IN THE SACRED WRITINGS; PRACTICALLY ADAPTED TO THE INSTRUCTION

and religious Libraries, and are the most useful and suitable Gift-books for OF YOUTH AND PRIVATE FAMILIES : TOGETHER WITH AN APPENDIX, CON- Holiday Presents now published. Teachers and parents are invited to call TAINING THIRTY DISSERTATIONS ON THE EVIDENCES OF DIVINE REVELA

and examine these books. TION, FROM TIMPSON'S KEY TO THE BIBLE : BEING A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGE, CAREFULLY CONDENSED AND COMPILED FROM

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READING FOR ALL!
WALL, STOWE, ROBINSON, AND OTHER EMINENT WRITERS ON THE SCRIP-
TURES. ROBERT SEARS, EDITOR. EMBELLISHED WITH SEVERAL UN-

TO THE CHRISTIAN PUBLIC.
DRED ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD, ILLUSTRATIVE OF SCRIPTURE SCENES, MAN- CHEAPEST AND BEST FAMILY MAGAZINE IN AMERICA!
NERS, CUSTOMS, ETC.
RECOMMENDATIONS.

SEARS NEW MONTHLY FAMILY MAGAZINE. The following extract is froin a lengthy review written by the Rev. W. C. A Monthly Miscellany of Moral and Religious Instruction, embellished with Brownlee, D. D., and is only ONE out of several hundred recommendations, numerous Engravings. Published on the 1st of every month, in parts of from the clergy and the press, that the work has already received:

forty to fifty large octavo pages each (double columns), at 18 3-4 cents per “ NEW YORK, August 6, 1843.

part, payable on delivery. To mail subscribers Two Dollars per annum, “ This is, beyond question, one of the most elegant books ever presented

invariably in advance. to our fellow-citizens in this republic. It ought to be in every Christian

In offering such a miscellany as the above periodical to the public, we family for its innate value ; and in every patriotic fumily as a splendid speci- wish to make it clearly understood wisat is the object proposed to be accommen of our progress in domestic manuiaciure, and the advancement of our plished by its publication, and what will invariably be the character of its artists and manufacturers in their rivalstip with those of Europe.

contents; and by no species of disguise; or form of deception, attempt to

*. W. C. BROWNLEE.” make an impression or gain a favor, without possessing a legitimate claim to From the New York Observer, July 30.--The following editorial no.

their enjoyment.

"SEARS' PAMILY MAGAZINE" is a periodical whose object tice of Mr. Sears' new and elegant work on the Bible is from the New York knowledge, contained in works so numerous and roluminous as to be alto

is to collect, condense, and systematize, the great mass of standard general Observer, one of the oldest, most respectable, and best conducted Trligious gether beyond the reach of mankind in general; and thus collected and prenewspapers published in the United Siates. Au opinion coming from this pared, to place it, by its cheapness and comprehensiveness, within the high quarter is worth a thousand of the ephemeral puifs that are published in acquisition of ALL. the papers of the day : “We have just received this work, published under the editorial auspices Advertiser, of January, 1843

Please to read the following, from the editor of the United States Literary of Mr. Sears, the publisher of the Pictorial Illustrations." It is brought out with great neatness, the paper and typography of the first quality, and Sears, which has for its ohject the diffusion of popular information on gene.

“A new and great literary enterprise has been commenced by Robert the engravings, many of them, for wood-cuts, are very fine. The frontis. ral knowledge, to be called "SEARS' FAMILY MAGAZINE." We wish all piece, by Lossing, is particularly worthy of commendation, being one of the finest specimens of wood-engraving which we have lately seen.

success to this deserving endeavor in behalf of popular instruction; and as “The reading matter consists of well-drawn biographies of distinguished we hear it is to be profusely embellished, and to include among its contents Scripture personages, and writen for the special instruction of the young, Magazine," Chambers' Edinburgh Journal," and other admirable works of

the quintessence of all the valuable contributions of the London - Penny who will be pleased with the general appearance of the book. The Appendix their class, we can not doubt but that it will successfully compete with these contains a series of selected Biblical articles, carefully condensed and compiled from the most distinguished writers, constituting altogether the most

in point of intrinsic value." valuable part of the work.

READ THIS! From the Rev. Spencer H. Cone, President of the American and Foreign

Elegant Premiums for Subscribers ! Bible Society.—“Mr. ROBERT SEARs : Dear Sir, I am pleased with your new

A VERY LIBERAL OFFER. and elegant volume of • Bible Biography.'

The several hundred engravings are well executed; and the entire getting up of the work reflects

AN EASY METHOD TO PROCURE A COPY OF “SEARS' BIBLE much credit on its editor and publisher.

BIOGRAPHY,” OR “WONDERS OF THE WORLD."
Yours, &c.

S. H. CONE." ID Any person either subscribing himself, or procuring a new subscriber, O Upwards of 10,000 copies of the above instructive and beautiful vol- to “ Sears' Family Magazine" for one year, and remitting $3, current funds, ume have been sold in the space of ten months.

free of all expense to the publisher, shall receive a copy of that periodical

for one year, and a volume of either of the above works, to be kept subject UI.

to his order. AN IMPORTANT, VALUABLE, AND CHEAP WORK, IT EVERY POSTMASTER, or any nther individual, who will obCOMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME ROYAL OCTAVO, CONTAINING ABOUT

tain FIVE NEW SUBSCRIBERS to “SEARS' FAMILY MAGAZINE," and remit SIX HUNDRED PAGES OF LETTER-PRESS, AND MORE THAN the money ($10), free of postage, shall receive copies of the “ HISTORY OF LIVE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS-ELEGANILY BOUND

THE BIBLE," and "BIBLE BIOGRAPHY," or "WONDERS OF THE World,” IN GILT: PRICE ONLY $2.50 PER COPY:

elegantly bound in gilt and lettered—the books to be kept subject to his order.

Is there a fostmaster, a Clergyman, or a Sabbath-school Teacher, in the SEARS' WONDERS OF THE WORLD, United States or British provinces, that can not easily furnish this number ?

TRY! Reader-TRY. In Nature, Art, and Minil. Illustrated by more than five hundred Engravings, consisting of Views of IMPORTANT TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS. cities, edifices, and other great works of architecture-monuments, mechanical inventions, ruins, illustrations of the manners and costumes of dif- The postage on “ Sears' Family Magazine" has heretofore constituted a ferent nations, religious rites and ceremonies, cataracts, volcanoes, curiosi. heavy tax on the subscribers receiving their numbers by mail. It has also ties, trees, beasts, birds, fishes, reptiles, and the numervus objects contained operated to prevent many from subscribing who would otherwise be desirous in the fossil, vegetable, mineral, and animal kingdoms. Carefully compiled to do so.

To meet this difficulty, the publishers have taken advantage of by ROBERT SEARS, from the best and latest sources

the latest mechanical improvements in printing, by which they are now able IV The above splendid Work is but just published, and nearly 5,000 copies | to print the same number of pages on a sheet double the former size-so as have already been sold It has been strongly approved of and recommended to REDUCE the POSTAGE, as heretofore charged, to half the amount. It will hy all our leading papers, both political and religious.

hereafter be cliarged on one sheet and a half, instead of three sheets.

IT AGENTS WANTED D'I ENTERPRISING and RESPONSIBLE MEN throughout the United States and British provinces would do welt to engage Ler 10 ) Cuest new and

• handsome valaable volumes; and all Postmasters, Clergymen, Book Peulars, and Newspaper Agents, are respectfully requested to 40' as Jus Agents remuneration allowed to all who engage in its sale. For particulars, address the Publishers (post pau).

To Booksellers and Agen's throughont the United States and British Provinces. 1 Persons in the country, who may receive this Circular, would do well to procure & Subscription Book, and obtain at once the names of all their friends and acquaintances, at least, to these invaluable Publications. Will each Christian friend who complies with this request have the kindness to

It is their intention to spare neither inform the publishers how many copies will be wanted for his neighborhood, by mail (post paid), as soon as possible ? pains nor expense, to introduce these useful Works into every family throughout the Union. * * Persons enclosing money will be careful to pay the whole postage ; and in ordering books, will state explicitly how they are to be sent to them.

E. WALKEŘ & Co., 114 Fulton street, New York city.

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