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An Abstract is in the press of all the most Mr L. J. A. M'Henry has in the press, useful information relative to the United and nearly ready for publication, a third States of America, and the British colonies - edition of his improved Spanish Grammar, of Canada, the Cape of Good Hope, New designed especially for self-instruction. South Wales, and Van Diemen's Island, M. Lavaysse's Political and Commercial exhibiting at one view the comparative ad. Account of Venezuela, Trinidad, and other vantages and disadvantages each country adjacent islands, translated from the French, offers for emigration ; collected from the with notes and illustrations, is in the press. most valuable and recent publications, with A new periodical work has been plan. notes and observations; by William King- ued, the object of which is regularly to supdon, junior.

ply the public with a series of superior new In a few days will be published, a New Novels and Novellettes. It is proposed to Dictionary of Classical Quotations, on an publish a monthly volume or novel, va. improved plan, accompanied by correspond- ried in type, and containing new works com. ing paraphrases or translations from the plete, sometimes one story, and sometimes works of celebrated British Poets ; by the two or more. The works are to consist late F. W. Blagdon, author of the “ French partly of originals, and partly of translations Interpreter."

from the French, Italian, German, Spanish, A work, called Aldborough Described, or and Oriental languages ; and for the origi. a full delineation of that fashionable and nals some of the first writers of the day hare much-frequented watering place ; and in- pledged their co-operation. terspersed with poetic and picturesque re- Mr James, the author of two works, one marks on its coasts, its scenery, and its on the “ Naval," the other on the “ Mili. views, is in preparation.

tary occurrences of the late American war," An Introduction to the writing of Latin, is preparing for the press, The Naval Hiscontaining Easy Exercises on all the De tory of Great Britain from the commenceclineable, with arranged lists of the Inde. ment of hostilities in May 1803 to the preclineable, parts of Speech ; adopted to the sent time. Eton Latin Grammar ; by James Mitchell. On the first of January will appear the

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Shortly will be published, a new and im- sisting of Criticisms upon, Analysis of, and proved Synopsis of Hebrew Grammar, with Extracts from, curious, useful, and valuable points, in three parts ; designed to facilitate books in all languages, which have been the acquirement of that sacred language; published from the revival of literature to by William Goodhugh.

the commencement of the present century: A Chronological Synopsis of the Histories Edited by a society of members of the Uni. of England, Greece, and Rome, on a new versity of Cambridge. To be continued plan, to assist the memory; by T. Kitchen, quarterly.

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By George Robertson, author of the MidIvanhoe, a Romance, by the Author of Lothian Survey ; Survey of Kincardine“ Waverley," is announced in 3 vols post shire ; Editor and Continuator of Craw. 8vo, to be published in November.

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Travels in Italy, Greece, and the Ionian Vermeulen, &c. in magnificent Frames. Islands, in a Series of Letters, descriptive The whole to be Sold by Auction, without of Manners, Scenery, and the Fine Arts ; reserve, by Mr Ballantyne, ‘at his Rooms, by H. W. Williams, Esq. 2 vols 8vo. Hanover Street, the end of November. With Engravings.

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Works of Art; the particulars of which will The Novels and Tales of the Author of be given in future advertisements. Waverley, uniformly printed in 12 hand. In the press, and will be published in the some 8vo volumes. With a copious Glos. beginning of November next, the third sary.

volume, in two parts, of the Collectanea Illustrations of the Novels and Tales of Majora, by Professor Dunbar, containing the Author of " Waverley.” In Twelve the following extracts, with copious annoPrints, after Original Designs by William tations : The Oration of Aeschines against · Allan, and engraved in the first style of the Ctesiphon ; the Oration of Demosthenes for Art.

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The Rey. Dr Neilson (author of the A Journey in Carniola and Italy, in the Greek Exercises) has in the press an imYears 1817-1818 ; by W. A. Cadell, Esq. proved edition of Moore's Greek Grammar. F. R. S. L. & E. 2 vols. 8vo, with En. He has condensed the original work by gravings.

omitting many superfluous examples; by The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, printing the parts which are not necessary Esq. now first collected in 12 vol. foolscap to be committed to memory in a smaller 8vo. With a Portrait of the Author, en. character, and by rendering the table of graved in the best style.

verbs more compact. He has given a short The “ Bridal of Triermain,” and “ Ha. view of the irregularly formed verbs, inderold the Dauntless,” Two Poems; by clinable parts of speech, peculiar rules of Walter Scott, Esq. Printed together in syntax, prosody, accents, and dialects in one vol. 8vo. uniformly to the Author's Latin, and very copious notes throughout other Works.

the work in English. The whole will form Tales, by “ The Author of Bertram," a volume not larger than the common edi. &c. 4 vols 12mo.

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