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PHILLIPS, SAMPSON & COMPANY'S
HUME AND MACAULAY'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
BOSTON LIBRARY EDITION.
PHILLIPS, SAMPSON & COMPANY
Are now publishing HUME'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Abdication of James II., 1688, and continued from that time by
T. BABINGTON MACAULAY, with notes and references ; being an accurate reprint from the Standard English Editions. The above works are published in large crown 12mo. form, bound uniform in muslin and sheep binding, printed from good clear type, forming altogether the cheapest and most perfect Library Edition of the two authors, ever issued from the American press.
Each volume contains over five hundred large duodecimo pages, and are sold separately or together at 62 cents per volume.
Extract from the North American Review for October, 1849.
“ The best advice that can be given even now to the diligent student of English history, is to read Hume first, and Henry, Lingard, Hallam, Brodie, Guizot, Aikin, and a host of others, afierwards. Any one of these later candidates for public favor may be omitted without material loss ; Hume alone is indispensable.
But the greatest compliment that Hume's work ever received, is that which has just been paid to it perforce by the most brilliant and captivating of English writers of our own day. The all-accomplished Mr. Macaulay, who seems to have been born for the sole purpose of making English history as fascinating as one of Scott's romances, durst not enter into competition with his great predecessor, but modestly begins his history almost at the point where Mr. Hume's terminales. Mr. Macaulay evidently prefers to be a sontinuator of Hume, rather than to wrestle with him on his own ground.
“ It is with great propriety, then, that the Boston publishers have put forth u very neat library edition of Hume, to match in every respect with their popra ular reprint of Macaulay. The size of the volumes is that which is most cola venient to be held in the hands, and read without support either from table or desk; and their mechanical execution is quite elegant enough to satisfy the modest taste of those who are obliged to count the cost in their purchases of books.
“ To multiply serviceable editions of standard works being a greater service to literature, in this country, than to publish novelties which have nothing to recommend them but their novelty, we have thought it right to say thus mucb in commendation of the publishers' enterprise.”
FRANCIS A. DURIVAGE AND WILLIAM S. CHASE.
The only American Edition. The announcement of a History of the Revolution of 1848, by the author uf Les Girondins, who has been admired as the hero of that great event, 323 speedily followed by the publication of the book at Paris. An early copy of The work having been placed by us in the hands of the translators, they com17:enced their task at short notice, and under a pledge of rapid execution. Yet, in fulfilling the latter condition, they were lo endeavor conscientiously to avoid injustice to the original. As far as possible, they have aimed to render pvery phrase of the historian by its equivalent in English, and not a line of his tus beer suppressed. The difficulties encountered can be fully appreciated only by those who are aware how completely the resources of the French. inat fiexible and copious language, have been exhausted by the ingenuity and Jenius of Lamartine, and how difficult it is to grasp some of his poetical and nhilosophical ideas and expressions.
With these brief remarks, this brilliant contribution to the historical literane of the nineteenth century is submitted, in a translated form, to the canHur and discernment of the American public.
The above is complete in one volume of over 500 pages crown 12mo weatly bound in muslin, containing a fine portrait of the Author, and is súld kor 75 cents
SHAKSPEARE'S DRAMATIC WORKS
Thirty-Eight Magnificent Portraits of the heroines,
From Steel Engravings in the highest style of the Art,
FROM DRAWINGS BY THE MOST EMINENT ARTISTS
In the edition of the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare now in course of publication, it has been the design of the publishers to give the text with as much accuracy as possible, accompanying it with such annotations only as might be required for the purpose of illustration. The publishers believe.. that they could best accomplish this by selecting the comprehensive and valuable edition of Mr. Singer as the basis of theirs, so far as related to the notes ; rejecting, however, such of those notes, and such portions of any of them, as appeared to be unnecessary, and inserting additional ones, where they seemed likely to be useful. The preliminary remarks upon the several plays are derived from the same source. With regard to the text, they have, in general, followed the readings of the folio edition of 1623, with which the text of this has been carefully compared. In short, the object of the publishers has been to prepare an edition from the highest authorities, and in the most elegant form; not too much encumbered with comments, nor so destituie of them as to be obscure to the general reader.
It will be issued in semi-monthly numbers, at twenty-five cents each, each number containing a play complete, with a magnificent steel engraving of its heroine, executed in the highest style of the art, from drawings by eminent artists.
The letter-press will be printed on large pica type, and worked on superfino calendered paper.
Its form will be Royal Octavo; and each number will be hand up in an engraved cover, from an original design by Billings.
In its typography and illustrations, it will equal the finest English editions ; and in all respects, in this country, it will be without a rival, as it will be altogether the most elegant edition of the great author ever presented to th. American public.
Shakspeare Extracts from the Press. As a specimen of typography, it will not suffer by comparison with any thing ever issued from the American press.-N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
Phillips, Sampson & Co's serial edition of the bard of Aron, is gaining patronage rapidly. It will be known as, par excellence, the Boston Shakspeare. - Home Journal.
If there is any true lover of Shakspeare who is not suited with any former edition, we would advise him to examine this new Boston edition, and we think he will find it very much what he particularly desires.-Louisville Journal.
The illustrations are of the choicest kind, and are the work of eminent arlists.-Sat. Rambler.
The singular beauty of the paper and excellent typography of this work, commend it to every gentleman who would place the great dramatist in his library - Christian Observer.
The project of the edition is to publish semi-monthly numbers, each adorned with a steel engraving, and containing a play, complete, at 25 cents per number, an incredibly low price.-Democratic Review.
The mechanical execution of the work, is deserving of the most unqualified praise.-Eliza Cook's Journal.
The number before us, the “ Tempest," is illustrated with a portrait of “ Meranda," as beautiful in conception, as it is finished in execution.-Merchants' Magazine.
It is the most elegant edition of the works of the “ immortal bard" we have seen. -Halifax Chronicle.
One of the mus: zplendid standard ecitions ever published.--Daily Commercial Bulletin.
The spirited steel engraving, whics. prefaces it, is alone worth the price of the number.- Saturday Gazette.
This number is equal to the specimen which we have heretofore heartily commended, because it was worthy of praise.—Messenger and Gleaner.
This really superb edition of the plays of the great dramatist, deserves the patronage of all his admirers.--Salem Register.
This work is one of the finest specimens of American typographical art.Zion's Herald.
The new edition, in progress of publication by Phillips, Sampson & Co., is decidedly the best American edition yet published.-N. Y. Jour. of Commerce.
This new edition reflects the highest credit upon the taste of the publishers, and will form, when completc, the best library edition extant.-N. Y. Eve ning Mirror.
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BY THE AUTHOR OF "MARGARET."
BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON. Each work will be complete in 1 vol., 12mo.