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THE object of the SCHOOL AND HOME SERIES OF READING BOOKS is at once to provide CHEAP EDITIONS OF JUVENILE CLASSICS FOR HOME READING, and to place interesting and attractive Books within the reach of SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

From the Report of the Jurors of the International Exhibition. "The Jury have been interested in observing that a somewhat bold experiment of the Messrs GORDON of Edinburgh has been tried with great promise of success. These Publishers have reprinted, under the name of the School and Home Series,' some of the most Popular Tales for Children, including, besides Robinson Crusoe and Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, the most attractive stories of Fairies and Giants. They have not attempted by annotation or abridgment to make their books look like treatises, but have been content to rely on the fascination of the stories themselves, as the best means of overcoming the mechanical difficulty of reading." The Child's Story Book.

Illustrated. Cloth, 1s.; or, extra gilt, for Prizes, 1s. 6d. Also, in 6 parts, 2d. each, viz. :

1. Jack and the Bean-Stalk. Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper. Little Red Riding Hood. The Babes in the Wood.

2. Tom Thumb. Little Jack Horner. Puss in Boots. Jack and Jill. Old Mother Hubbard. The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe. Whittington and His Cat. The Old Woman Tossed up in a Basket. Little Bo-Peep.

3. Jack the Giant-Killer. Ding Dong Bell. Beauty and the Beast. Fourand-Twenty Tailors. Henny-Penny. A Man of Words and not of Deeds. The Three Bears. I had a Little Husband. Simple Simon. Sing & Song of Sixpence.

4. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Old Mother Goose. The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood. The Wolf and the Goats. One, two; button my shoe. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son. The Wolf and the Fox. The Fox and the Farmer.

5. Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp.

6. Sindbad the Sailor. The Crooked Man. Ride a Cockhorse. Tom Thumb's Alphabet. The House that Jack Built. The Death and Burial of Poor Cock

Robin. I saw a Ship a-Sailing.
Robinson Crusoe. UNABRIDGED. With Illustrations. 8d.
The Robins. By MRS TRIMMER. With Illustrations. 6d.
Lame Jervas. By Miss EDGEWORTH. With Illustrations. 4d.
To-Morrow. By Miss EDGEWORTH. With Illustrations. 4d.
Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare.

Illustrated. 18.; or in Four Parts, 3d. each, viz. :

1. The Tempest. Taming of the 1 3. Macbeth. Much Ado about Nothing. Shrew. Romeo and Juliet. Twelfth As You Like it. All's Well that Ends Night.

Well. 2. A Midsummer Night's Dream. 4. Merchant of Venice. Two GentleA Winter's Tale. King Lear. men of Verona Comedy of Errors. Hamlet.

Timon of Athens. Gulliver's Travels. 8d.; or in 2 Parts, 4d. each, viz. :1. Travels in Lilliput.

1 2. Travels in Brobdingnag.


OLIVER AND BOYD, Edinburgh ; Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., London.

A valuable series of works has been prepared by Dr M‘CULLOCH, formerly Head Master of the Circus-Place School, Edinburgh, now Minister of the West Church, Greenock, for the use of schools where the general mental culture of the pupil, as well as his proficiency in the art of reading, is studiously and systematically aimed at.

They form, collectively, a progressional Series, so constructed and graduated as to conduct the pupil, by regular stages, from the elementary sounds of the language to its highest and most complex forms of speech; and each separate Book is also progressively arranged,—the lessons which are more easily read and understood always taking the lead, and preparing the way for those of greater difficulty.

The subject-matter of the Books is purposely miscellaneous. Yet it is always of a character to excite the interest and enlarge the knowledge of the reader. And with the design of more effectually promoting his mental growth and nurture, the various topics are introduced in an order conformable to that in which the chief faculties of the juvenile mind are usually developed.

That the moral feelings of the pupil may not be without their proper stimulus and nutriment, the lessons are pervaded throughout by the religious and Christian element.

READING-BOOKS FOR SCHOOLS. FIRST READING-BOOK, 35th Edition, : ..... 11d. SECOND READING-BOOK, 35th Edition, ..... 3d. THIRD READING-BOOK, 37th Edition, . ..... 100. FOURTH READING-BOOK and SYNOPSIS of SPELLING, 10th Edition, ................... 1s. 6d. SERIES OF LESSONS in Prose and Verse, 46th Edition, 2s. COURSE OF ELEMENTARY READING in SCIENCE and LITERATURE, with 39 Woodcuts, 43d Edition, ...... 35.

The Publishers confidently invite the attention of Teachers to the New Editions of these Works, in the belief that, after the thorough manner in which they have now been revised and improved by the Author, they will be found in all respects adapted to the present advanced state of Education.



LANGUAGE. Illustrated by EXTRACTS. For the Use of Schools and of Private Students. By WILLIAM SPALDING, A.M., Professor of Logic, Rhetoric, and Metaphysics, in the University of St Andrews.

12mo, 418 pages, 3s. 6d. bound. 9th Edition. The series of Illustrated Extracts is as full as it was found possible to make it; and it is ample enough to throw much light on the narrative and observations furnished by the text. The intention was that every specimen should be large enough to convey a notion, not altogether inadequate, of its author's manner both in thought and in style. The history of the Origin and Growth of the English Language should be familiar to every one who would understand thoroughly the history of English literature. A knowledge of it is yet more valuable to all who desire to gain an exact mastery of the science of English Grammar. The description given in this work of the principal steps by which our native tongue was formed, illustrates, almost in every page, some characteristic fact in our literary history, or some distinctive feature in our ordinary speech.

Spectator.--"A compilation and text-book of a very superior kind. ... Mr Spalding has brought to his survey not only a knowledge of our history and literature, but original reflection, a comprehensive mind, and an elevation of tone, which impart interest to his account, as well as soundness to his decision. The volume is the best introduction to the subject we have met with."

Athenæum.-"Mr Spalding's critical remarks are discriminating, impartial, judicious, and always well put.”



18mo, 234 pages, price 28. 6d. bound. 6th Edition. This is a collection, alphabetically arranged, of the principal roots, affixes, and prefixes, with their derivatives and compounds.

OLD TESTAMENT BIOGRAPHY, Containing notices of the chief persons in Holy Scripture, in the form of

Questions, with references to Scripture for the Answers. 18mo, 69 pages, price 6d. in stiff wrapper. Stereotype

NEW TESTAMENT On the same Plan. 18mo, 50 pages, price


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