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OR NATURAL HISTORY OF EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR.
WITH A FEW ADDITIONS TO THE TEXT, BY A FELLOW OF THE LINNÆAN
AND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETIES.
This edition “is ornamented with eighteen Designs from the accomplished pencil of Mr. CATTERMOLE,"—twelve, illustrative of the peculiar characteristics of the months, and six appropriate tail-pieces. Price 4s. 6d. cloth lettered,
Many happy remembrances of the days of our boyhood are connected with this same Calendar of Nature, and we took it up with all the pleasure of meeting an old friend. The present edition, however, far outshines in beauty the one we have sat so many hours conning over : the Illustrations by Cattermole are all good, and full of nature ; some of them are worthy of Bewick himself.”—Athenæum. * Admirably calculated to lead the young mind' from nature, up to nature's God.""
Bury and Suffolk Herald. “ With congenial additions and elegant designs.”—Leigh Hunt's London Journal.
“We can strongly recommend it to them who either love the country, or who wish to infuse a taste for its peaceful occupations and harmless enjoyments into their children.”- Loudon's Magazine of Natural History.
“ Never were the Months more sweetly illustrated.”—Literary Gazette.
Neatly done up, with gilt edges, price 5s.
A CABINET EDITION OF THE ECONOMY OF HUMAN LIFE;
IN TWELVE BOOKS: BY ROBERT DODSLEY. This edition is illustrated by TWELVE PLATES, beautifully engraved on Steel,
from original Designs, by FRANK HOWARD, HARVEY, WILLIAMS, &c. “A new and delightful edition of a delightful little work."--Court Journal.
“ There is scarcely a sentence in it that is not pregnant with sound wisdom and correct feeling; and that heart will have little need of repentance which has been modelled on its precepts.”—Scots Times.
JOHN VAN VOORST, 3, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
On the 1st of July 1836, was published Part I. of
BY THOMAS BELL, ESQ. F.R.S. F.L.S.
Illustrated by wood-cuts, drawn expressly for the work. In this work, it is intended to give, in all cases, the generic and specific characters of the animals; an account of their native or domestic habits; their utility in food, in manufactures, in agriculture, or in domestic economy; and, on the other hand, the noxious qualities of such as are in any way injurious to mankind. It is not proposed to restrict the work to those species which are truly indigenous to the British Islands, but to include the principal varieties of such as are preserved amongst us in a state of domesticity.
The Author feels much indebted to several kind correspondents for the communication of many interesting facts and observations relative to the Natural History of some of our British animals, as well as for the loan of several valuable specimens of rare species; and he earnestly solicits a similar act of kindness on the part of any British Zoologist who may have it in his power to offer it.
The illustrations will consist of a figure of each subject, engraved on wood, with numerous tail-pieces, amongst which will be included delineations of the most important generic distinctions. The general style of illustration will be similar to that adopted in Mr. Yarrell's work, to which the present is intended to form a companion. The work will be completed in about eight parts, published monthly, forming one volume octavo.
A limited number will be printed on royal octavo, and fifty copies on imperial octavo : these last will only be delivered when the work is completed.
By WILLIAM YARRELL, ESQ. F.L.S.
In 2 vols. 8vo. price 21. 8s. This work, which contains a complete history of the Ichthyology of Great Britain, including many species never before noticed, is illustrated with 240 figures of fishes, mostly taken from the objects themselves, and 145 vignettes, drawn and engraved by the most eminent artists.
The author has been assisted in his undertaking by communications from Mr. Couch, Sir William Jardine, Bart., Dr. George Johnston, and William Thompson, Esq.; the MS. of the late Colonel Montagu was also placed at his disposal ; and no pains have been spared to render this work worthy of public estimation.
Extract from the Preface to Dr. Richardson's “ Fauna Boreali-Americana, Part 3, Fish” :
• My thanks are also due to William Yarrell, Esq. whose beautiful, able, and accurate work on British Ichthyology, now in course of publication, will, it is to be hoped, be a means of reviving in this country a taste for that branch of natural history.”
Extract from the tenth volume of the “ Histoire Naturelle des Poissons,” par M. le Baron Cuvier et M. A. Valenciennes, page 8 :
“ Parmi les ouvrages récens sur l'ichthyologie qui ajouteront à l'histoire littéraire de cette branche de la zoologie, je citerai avec intérêt celui de M. W. Yarrell. Ornée de figures aussi exactes qu'élégantes, cette publication fournira de précieux renseignemens sur l'histoire des poissons d'Angleterre et d'Europe. Nous aurons souvent occasion de revenir sur cet important ouvrage.”
A limited number of copies have been printed in royal 8vo. price 41. 16s., and fifty
only on imperial 8vo. price 71. 4s, of which seventeen only remain for sale.