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CHEAP BOOKS PUBLISHED BY GRIGG & ELLIOT.
cellaneous writings of Bishop Heber, the Course of Time' by Pollok, and the rich, various, and splendid productions of the Rev. George Crabbe, are among the standard works, the classics of our language. To obtain and preserve them in one volume, cannot but be a desirable object to their admirers." And it is to be hoped it will be found in the library of every family.
A writer in the Boston Traveller holds the following language with reference to these valuable editions:
Mr. Editor-I wish, without any idea of puffing, to say a word or two upon the Library of English Poets" that is now published at Philadelphia, by Grigg & Elliot; it is certainly, taking into consideration the elegant manner in which it is printed, and the reasonable price at which it is afforded to purchasers, the best edition of the modern British Poets that has ever been published in this country. Each volume is an octavo of about 500 pages, double columns, stereotyped, and accompanied with fine engravings, and biographical sketches, and most of them are reprinted from Galignani's French edition. As to its value we need only mention that it contains the entire works of Montgomery, Gray, Beattie, Collins, By. ron, Cowper, Thomson, Burns, Milton, Young, Scott, Moore, Coleridge, Rogers, Campbell, Lamb, Hemans, Heber, Kirk White, Crabbe, the Miscellaneous Works of Goldsmith, and other martyrs of the lyre. The publishers are doing a great service by their publication, and their volumes are almost in as great demand as the fashionable novels of the day, and they deserve to be so, for they are certainly printed in a style superior to that in which we have before had the works of the English Poets.
BIGLANDS NATURAL HISTORY of Animals, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects, illustrated with numerous and beautiful engravings. By John Bigland, author of a "View of the World," "Letters on Universal History," &c. Complete in 1 vol. 12mo.
This work is particularly adapted for the use of Schools and Families, forming the most elegantly written and complete work on the subject of Natural History ever published, and is worthy of the special attention of the Teachers of all our Schools and Academies.
BIGLAND'S NATURAL HISTORY OF ANIMALS, illustrated with 12 beautifully coloured engravings.
BIGLAND'S HISTORY OF BIRDS, illustrated with 12 beautifully coloured engravings.
PERSIA A DESCRIPTION OF. By Shoberl, with 12 coloured plates.
These works are got up in a very superior style, and well deserve an introduction to the shelves of every family library, as they are very interesting, and particularly adapted to the juvenile class of readers.
CONVERSATIONS ON ITALY, in English and French, designed for the use of Schools, Academies, &c., by Miss Julia S. Hawkes, in 1 vol. 12mo.
This work is spoken very highly of by Miss C. Beecher, (who formerly taught in Hartford, Conn., and who has done as much for the elevation of the female character, and for education generally, as any other lady in this country), and has received the highest recommendation from our most distinguished Teachers, and the American Press.
Miss Hawkes was for many years, and now is, one of the most accomplished and distinguished female teachers in the City of Philadelphia.
SMILEY'S ARITHMETICAL RULES AND TABLES, for young beginners.
This is the best work of the kind now in print; but teachers are particularly requested to examine for themselves.
CHEAP BOOKS PUBLISHED BY GRIGG & ELLIOT.
SMILEY'S ARITHMETIC, or the New Federal Calculator, in dollars and cents. This work contains, among other important improvements, Questions on the Rules and Theory of Arithmetic, which are considered by teachers generally, very conducive to the improvement of the pupil.
Although a prejudice exists among some teachers in favour of the old works on arithmetic, yet the very liberal patronage which this work has received, must be considered as decisive evidence of the great estimation in which it is held by most of the instructors of youth. Upwards of 250,000 copies have been printed and sold. The sums being altogether in dollars and cents, gives it a decided preference over any other arithmetic in use. The most distinguished teachers of our city pronounce it superior to any other like work; therefore the publisher sincerely hopes this useful improvement will overcome the prejudice that many teachers have to introducing new works, particularly those preceptors who wish to discharge their duty faithfully to parent and child.
The editors of the New York Telegraph, speaking of Smiley's Arithmetic, observe, "We do not hesitate to pronounce it an improvement upon every work of that kind previously before the public, and as such recommend its adoption in all our schools and academies."
A KEY TO THE ABOVE ARITHMETIC; in which all the examples necessary for a learner are wrought at large, and also solutions given of all the various rules. Designed principally to facilitate the labour of teachers, and assist such as have not the opportunity of a tutor's aid. By T. T. Smiley, author of the New Federal Calculator, &c. &c.
CONVERSATIONS ON CHEMISTRY; in which the Elements of that Science are familiarly explained and illustrated by Experiments and Engravings on wood. From the last London edition. In which all the late Discoveries and Improvements are brought up to the present time, by Dr. Thomas P. Jones.
All preceptors who have a sincere desire to impart a correct knowledge of this important science to their pupils, will please examine the present edition, as the correction of all the errors in the body of the work renders it very valuable.
The eminent Professor Bigelow, of Harvard University, in noticing this work, observes, "I am satisfied that it contains the fundamental principles and truths of that science, expressed in a clear, intelligible, and interesting manner. The high character of the author, as a lecturer, and a man of science, will, I doubt not, secure for the work the good opinion of the public, and cause its extensive adoption among seminaries and students."
The learned Professor Silliman observes, that this edition is decidedly more valuable than any preceding one.
CONVERSATIONS ON NATURAL PHILOSOPHY; in which the Elements of that Science are familiarly explained. Illustrated with plates. By the author of "Conversations on Chemistry," &c. With considerable additions, corrections, and improvements in the body of the work, appropriate Questions, and a Glossary. By Dr. Thomas P. Jones.
The correction of all the errors in the body of the work, renders this edition very valuable; and all who understand the subject, consider it superior to any other in use.
CARPENTER'S NEW GUIDE. Being a complete Book of Lines, for Carpentry, Joinery, &c., in 1 vol. 4to.
The Theory and Practice well explained, and fully exemplified on eightyfour copperplates, including some observations, &c., on the strength of Timber; by Peter Nicholson. Tenth edition.
This invaluable work superseded, on its first appearance, all existing works on the subject, and still retains its original celebrity.
Every Carpenter in our country should possess a copy of this invaluable work.
QUESTIONS TO Do.,
HISTORY OF FRANCE,
KEYS AND QUESTIONS TO Do.,
THE YOUNG GENTLEMEN'S LEXICON,
MALTE-BRUN'S NEW COLLEGE AND FAMILY AT
LAS, with 40 coloured Maps, 4to.,
GRIGG & ELLIOT'S
NEW SERIES OF
COMMON SCHOOL READERS, Numbers First, Second, Third, and Fourth.
These books are particularly adapted for an introduction into the Schools generally in the South and West; and Teachers who feel a deep interest in promoting the welfare of their pupils, will no doubt after a careful examination give them a preference over all other Readers now in use.
Public, private, and social libraries, and all who purchase to sell again, supplied on the most reasonable terms with every article in the Book and Stationary line; including new novels, and all new works in every department of literature and science. All orders will be thankfully received and promptly attended to.