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NOTICE TO POLICY-HOLDERS. At the 20th ANNUAL MEETING of the Association, there was declared a REDUCTION of 373 per cent. (or 7s. 6d. per on the Premiums due in the year ending 5th April 1860, of all Participating Policies opened on or before 5th April 1854. This Reduction is 2) per Cent. greater than in any former year.

Paton and Ritchie, Printers, Edinburgh.

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' DEAN AND SON, 11, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON, E.C.

. For more than fifty years Messrs. DEAN AND Son have been

caterers for the young, and yet the novelties they publish this year are superior to any that have yet issued from their house. To this they would call attention, and also to the fact, that every book, however childish, is carefully read in the MSS. before being printed; it is therefore with confidence they state, that in all the works issued by them, there is nought but what may, without fear, be placed in the hands of any child.

FOR YOUNG CHILDREN ONLY. Dean & Son have, this year, published uniform with their large Sixpenny Coloured Toy Books, of which they have already published over two hundred sorts, six new ones, each illustrated with eight or more large and well coloured illustrations. The title of this new series will be

Papa Lovechild, and will contain1 Tom Thumb's Alphabet, 24 illustra- | 4 Nice Little Games for Nice Little tions, coloured

Girls, 17 illustrations, coloured 2 The Aquatic Party, 8 large page I 5 Nice Little Games for Nice Little illustrations, coloured

Boys, 18 illustrations, coloured , 3 The Naughty Bunny, 8 large page 6 Cousin Lively's Picture Book of illustrations, coloured

Games and Sports, 17 illustrations Fancy wrapper 6d. each, or on untearable cloth, ls, each.

The Alphabet of Trades, 24 full page illustrations, mounted in a

Box to move round, showing one letter at a t me, 2s. 6d.

SUNDAY BOOKS FOR THE YOUNG.

18mo Demy, price 35. Just ready, bound in red cloth, with Four Illustrations and Title in Colours,

by Clayton, Scripture Teachings for the Young. By the Rev. Alexander

Fletcher, D.D., of Finsbury Chapel, being series the first of Bible Companions

for ihe Young. Companion Books in size and price for the series are . Sunday Employment made Sunday Enjoyment, for the Young

and Good. By Mrs. Upcher Cousens, Authoress of “Pleasant Sundays, with Frontispiece and Title in Colours, by Richard Doyle, and four other

Illustrations. Printed in bold clear type, price 3s. “ The favourable reception accorded to Pleasant Sundays' emboldens the Authoress to add another sheaf to the spock, and to work on with the same aim and the same end in view, viz., to lighten the task of Parent and Teacher in simplifying and applying the sacred doctrines of Divine Truth, and also to render the ways of wisdom ways of pleasantness and peace during the long woccupied hours of the Lord's days. Children cannot of themselves understand the Bible and the Decalogue, and are apt to tire when catechised too long. The intention of this little work is to render the search after holiness agreeable rather than tedious, and to gather for the youthful and eager mind & few drops of Honey' and Milk' that may lead them to tread with more willing feet the path that leads to that land flowing with milk and honey-the promised Capaan eternal in the heavens." -Extract from Preface..

18mo Demy, 28. 6d., or gilt edges, 38., bound in cloth, lettered sides and back. The Illustrated Scripture Natural History, with above Fifty

beautiful Illustrations, and with pleasantly told descriptive Text in Prose and Verse, of the Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms mentioned in

Scripture. By the Rev. J. Young and Miss Anna Maria Sargeant. This book is intended, by bringing the youthful mind at an early period to some knowledge of the Wonders of Nature, and, at the same time conneeting that knowledge with the Bible, to associate pious thoughts and feelings with the works of God, and imperceptibly create an interest in that Holy Book which is able to make wise unto Salvation. Sundays with Mamma; or, the Commandments Explained. With

Short Histories from the Bible. By Francis Upcher Cousens, Authoress of “ Pleasant Sundays.” Price 3s., or 3s. 6d. gilt edges, handsomely bound, red and blue cloth, Illustrated with Six Plates, and Title and Frontispiece 'in

Colours, by Leighton. * This Book has but one aim in the religious instruction of the youthful of both sexes, not only in the Articles of the Christian Faith, but also in the more perfect knowledge of God their Saviour. in whose footsteps they are hereby admonished to follow, in their way to the Heavenly Canaan whither he had gone before to prepare a place for all those who love him and keep his commande ments."- Preface.. .

eathing the purest spirit of piety, is just such a book as should be put into V the hands of children of all ages, to advance their knowledge of the Scriptures and teach them to

have a correct appreciation of our Holy Decalogue."-Churchman's Revierd. Happy Sundays. In Two Series, of Twenty-six Sundays each ;

each series 3s. Forming a companion to the "“ Prince of Peace," and “Line

upon Line,” “Pleasant Sundays," &c. After observing that the Rev. Robert Bickersteth, Bishop of Ripon, has connected his name with the publication, the publishers need scarcely add their own terms of estimation ; but they cannot help advancing the opinion that “ Happy Sundays" is a book calculated to promote happiness amongst youthful readers, by affording them Sunday reading of a character both instructive in its matter and amusing in its style,

The following is an Extract from the Preface to Happy Sundays:"_“To :hose who delight in seeing a group of happy children nestled round their mother's knee, gleaning from her lips the lessons of piety and wisdom, and reading in her face the laws of love and kindness, to such this little book will prove a welcome boon-it will serve to lighten the task on many a dawning Sabbath, since it contains a lucid explanation of the Lessons for every Sunday throughout the year, as observed in the Church Service, adapted to the minds of those 'very babes and sucklings out of whose mouths God has ordained praise.'"

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DEAN'S NEW TWO SHILLING MOVEABLE TOY BOOKS. · 11 A was an Archer that shot at a Frog, (size of Punch and Judy,)

is the new 2s, moveable for Christmas, and is got up with the same care and

attention that of late has been devoted to the remainder of the series, viz:10 Ned Nimble, and How he Built his House : showing the

trades of Builder, Bricklayer, Plasterer, Painter, Paper-hanger, Carpenter,

Sawyer, with mechanical motion, and large coloured pictures, &c. &c. 1 The Moveable Mother Hubbard and 6 The Moveable Little Old Woman and her Dog

her Pig 2 The Moveable Whokilled Cock Robin? | 7 The Moveable Royal Punch and Judy Red Riding Hood and

that was played before the Queen O, the Wolf

8 The Moveable House that Jack built 4 The Moveable Dogs' Dinner Party

,, Three Little Kittens Child's Book of Sports

that Lost their Mittens and Pastimes The above books are, with large coloured pictures, bound in boards, covers printed

in colours. All 2s. each. Dean's New Three Shilling Untearable and Moveable Toy

Books, coloured pictures, consist of a selection from the above,

but on cloth, viz., 1 Ned Nimble, and how he built his 4 Red Riding Hood and the Wolf house

5 Child's Book of Sports and Pastimes 2 The Three Little Kittens

6 Little Old Woman and her Pig 3 Who killed Cock Robin ?

7 Royal Punch and Judy i In these books, by a Mechanical Movement, the principal actors in all the tales are made to move and act in accordance with the incidents described in each story. Price 2s. each, or on untearable cloth 3s.

Be sure and see that they are Dean's edition you purchase.

DEAN'S NEW SIXPENNY TEXTILE OR CLOTH BOOKS.

Each book printed on cloth and therefore indestructible.

The new one is the Book of Rhymes; others of the series are 1 First Book for Infants, illustrations on 6 The Child's Amusing, and Useful each page

Book, illustrations on each page 2. The Child's Easy Spelling Book, ditto 7 The Historical Alphabet, ditto

Lesson » 8 The Scripture ,

Reading , 9 The Book of Rhymes 6 The Child's Instructive Reading Book, just out

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Dean's Little Library of Amusement, each book illustrated with

about 100 engravings, the cover printed in colours. The new one in series is— 6 OLD MERRY TALES OF THE OLDEN TIME, illustrated by J. V. Barret,

making six sorts, viz. : 1 THE OLD MERRY RHYMES FOR YOUNG MERRY HEARTS, illustrated

by J. V. Barret. Price 6d. 2 OLD NURSERY TALES

ditto 6d. 3 NEW NURSERY RHYMES TO OLD NURSERY JINGLES ditto 6d. 4 SHORT MERRY POEMS FOR YOUNG MERRY HEARTS ditto 6d. 5 SINBAD THE SAILOR, and other tales from the Arabian Nights, illustrated

by Harvey. The cheapest possible. 6d. . All same price.

ditto

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