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ALBEMARLE STREET, September, 1851.
LITERATURE FOR THE RAIL.
MR. MURRAY, anxious to respond to the timely and judicious appeal made lately by "The Times" newspaper,* and to take advantage of the opportunity thus offered—of furnishing Railway readers and the public in general, with books at once cheap, valuable, and instructive—hastens to announce the speedy publication of a new series of works, which he proposes to entitle
READING FOR THE RAIL:
to le brought out at short intervals, and varying in prices from One Shilling and upwards.
The principle which will guide him in the selection of these works, will be to disperse sound and entertaining information and innocent amusement, by which he hopes to counteract and supersede the trivial, and often immoral, publications at present destroying the taste, and corrupting the morals of Railway Readers, more especially of the young. He designs to introduce a class of works not merely to be read on the Railway,
• See "LITERATURE OF THE RAIL." Reprinted from "The Times. With a Preface.
and thrown aside at the end of the journey, but such as shall deserve a permanent place on the shelves of the library
It will thus form an appropriate sequel to the Home and Colonial Library, and among the works which will appear in succession, he is enabled to mention for immediate publication
ESSAYS FROM “THE TIMES.” Being a Selection from the
LITERARY PAPERS which have appeared in that JOURNAL. Reprinted by permission. Fcap. 8vo.
To be followed by THE CHACE.
By NIMROD. With Illustrative Woodcuts. Fcap. 8vo. 18.
III. LORD MAHON'S “FORTY-FIVE;" OR, THE REBELLION IN
SCOTLAND OF 1745. Post 8vo. 38.
BEES AND FLOWERS. Two Essays Reprinted from the
Quarterly Review. Fcap. 8vo.
V. LAYARD'S DISCOVERIES AT NINEVEH ; A POPULAR
ACCOUNT ABRIDGED BY HIMSELF, from the larger Work. With numerous Woodcuts. Post 8vo.
A MEMOIR OF THE LATE THEODORE HOOK. Fcap. 8vo.
ANCIENTS. A Manual for every Elector. With a Preface by
RAILROADS AND RAILWAY LEGISLATION. Fcap. 8vo.
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.