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Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopedia.

Published Nov. 1, Naval History of England, by Robert Southey,

LL. D., being Vol. 48.

CONSIDERABLE progress having been made in this work, the pub. lishers wish to direct the attention of the public to the advantages by which it is distinguished from other similar monthly publications.

It is not intended that the Cabinet Cyclopædia shall form an interminable series, in which any work of interest which may present itself from time to time can claim a place. Its subjects are classified according to the usual divisions of literature, science and art.

Each division is distinctly traced out, and will consist of a determinate number of volumes. Although the precise extent of the work cannot be fixed with certainty, yet there is a limit which

not be exceeded; and the subscribers may look forward to the possession, within a reasonable time, of a complete library of instruction, amusement, and general reference, in the regular form of a popular Cyclopædia.

The several classes of the work are—1, Natural Philosophy; 2, the Useful and Fine Arts; 3, Natural History; 4, Geography; 5, Politics and Morals; 6, General Literature and Criticism; 7, History; 8, Biography; 9, a General Dictionary of Reference.

Volumes have been already published in most of these classes, and the subscribers will easily perceive how they will arrange themselves when the work is completed.

In the more abstruse and technical departments of knowledge, an attempt has been made to convey to the reader a general acquaintance with these subjects by the use of plain and familiar language, appropriate and well-executed engravings, and copious examples and illustrations, taken from objects and events with which every one is acquainted.

The following are the Volumes published, and in immediate preparation : the subjects thus marked (*) are complete :

VOLUMES PUBLISHED. SCOTLAND (*), Two Volumes, by NETHERLANDS (*), One Volume, Sir Walter Scott.

by T. C. Grattan. ENGLAND, Three Volumes, by Sir SWITZERLAND (*), One Volume. James Mackintosh.

OUTLINES OF HISTORY (*), One ITALIAN REPUBLICS (*), One Vo- Volume. lume, by M. de Sismondi.

PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE POLAND (*), One Volume.

NATURAL PhiloSOPHY (*), One SPAIN AND PORTUGAL (*), Five Volume. By Sir John Herschel. Volumes.

HYDROSTATICS

PNEUMAFRANCE (*), Three Volumes, by Tics (*), One Volume.

By Dr. E. E. Crowe,

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MECHANICS (*), One Volume. By BREWING, BAKING, &c. (*), One Capt. Kater and Dr. Lardner.

Volume. ASTRONOMY (*), One Volume. By HEAT (*), One Volume. By Dr Sir John Herschel.

Lardner. Optics (*), One Volume. By Sir NAVAL HISTORY ENGLAND, David Brewster.

Vols. I. & II. By Robert Soulbey, Esq. CHEMISTRY (*), One Volume. By Poet Laureate. Professor Donovan.

EMINENT BRITISH LAWYERS (*), UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (*), One Volume. By H. Roscoe. Two Volumes.

EMINENT BRITISH STATESMEN, MARITIME DISCOVERY (*), Three Vol. I. By Sir James Mackintosh, Volumes.

and others. The Church, Two Volumes, Vol. I. EMINENT British MILITARY COM

CHRONOLOGY OF HISTORY (*), One MANDERS (*), Three Volames. By the Volume, by Sir N.H.Nicolas, K.C.M.G. Rev. G. R. Gleig.

SILK MANUFACTURE (*), One CITIES AND PRINCIPAL TOWNS OF Volume.

The World. Vol. I. MANUFACTURES IN IRON AND ARTS, MANUFACTURES, AND INSTISTEEL, Two Volumes.

TUTIONS OF THE GREEKS AND ROPORCELAIN AND GLASS (*), One Mans, Two Volumes. Volume.

VOLUMES TO BE SHORTLY PUBLISHED. Dec. 1. History of Middle Ages, Vol. 2. By the Author of the

History of Spain and Portugal. Jan. 1. History of the Church, Vol. 2. By the Rev. H. Stebbing. Feb. 1. History of the Decline of Civilization in Europe.

J. C. L. de Sismondi. VOLUMES IN IMMEDIATE PREPARATION. History of Ireland. By Thomas Moore, Esq. Preliminary Discourse on Natural History. By W. Swainson,

F.L.S., &c. A Treatise on the Cotton Manufacture. By Andrew Ure, M. D. History of the Moors. By Robert Southey, Poet Laureate. Treatises on Arithmetic and Geometry. By Dr. Lardner. Treatise on the Manufactures in Metal, 3d and concluding volume. A Treatise on General Geography, in 5 Vols By W. D. Cooley,

Esq. Mem. Geog. Soc. A History of Greece. By the Rev. C. Thirlwall, T.C. Cambridge. A History of Rome. History of Natural Philosophy, from the earliest periods to the

present time. By B. Powell, M.A., Savillian Professor of

Mathematics, Oxford. Preliminary Discourse on the Arts and Manufactures. By the

Baron C. Dupin. Treatise on Geology. By the Rev. W. D. Conybeare, F.R.S. Electricity and Magnetism. By M. Biot, Memb. Inst. France. History of France from the Restoration of the Bourbons. By

T. B. Macaulay, Esq. M.P.
Lives of eminent Literary and Scientific Men. By Southey,

Brewster, Montgomery, &c.
Lives of Eminent British Statesmen, Vol 2.
Lives of Eminent Foreign Statesmen, Vol. 2.

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Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopedia.

CABINET OF NATURAL HISTORY.

PROSPECTUS.

It was

This important division of the Cyclopædia being now in a forward state of preparation, the Editor has considered it right to lay before the Subscribers and the public the details of the plan which he has thought it advisable to adopt. As originally intended, the subject of Natural History will be comprised in about 17 volumes. the design of the Editor to have distributed the subjects of this series among a considerable number of eminent Naturalists, who had been prevailed on to undertake them ; but it was subsequently found a matter of almost insuperable difficulty to bring so many individuals into that degree of co-operation, and that unity of design, which were deemed essential to the excellence of the performance. The execution of the series has therefore been confided to individuals more limited in number, but not less eminent in scientific reputation. By this means, the work has lately advanced so fast towards its completion that its publication will be speedily commenced, and will be continued at short and regular intervals.

The plan of the work, and the style of its execution, will be in strict accordance with the principles laid down in the original pro

spectus of the Cyclopædia. The object of the Editor and his associates will be, as there stated, “ to present the science in a form

which shall be universally intelligible; to render it attractive to the general reader, yet at the same time to inculcate sound principles ; and by transfusing through the whole work a philosophic spirit, not only to stimulate the diffusion of knowledge, but to raise the tone of the public mind, and to awaken a taste for the contemplation of the works of nature."

The series will consist of Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, and Geology.

To Zoology will be devoted about fourteen volumes ; this part of the work has been prepared by Mr. Swainson, with the exception of the volume on Man, which has been written by Dr.

Roget. In order to render the treatises equally attractive to the general reader, and to the philosophical Zoologist, it is proposed to Cabinet of Natural History, continued.

devote one half of each treatise to a general survey of the subject to

which it is specially appropriated. In this, the leading natural divisions will be pointed out; the most remarkable facts connected with their economy, uses, and geographical distribution, will be stated; and those analogies distinctly noted, by which they are represented in other divisions of nature. The other half, will contain a systematic classification, in which the larger groups, and in most instances all the genera, will be arranged according to the natural system. Where any new facts are given, upon which important or general inferences are founded, the reader will be referred to the authorities on which they depend.

A volume will be devoted to Botany; one to Mineralogy, which is in preparation by Mr. Levi; and another to Geology, which has been undertaken by the Rev. W. D. Conybeare.

The whole series will be copiously illustrated and embellished by wood cuts engraved by Branston, from original drawings, prepared by the authors themselves and by Mr. Thomas Landseer, such drawings being almost invariably made from nature.

The following is a general outline of the distribution of the work in volumes.

ZOOLOGY.–14 Vols. Vol. I. Preliminary Essay.
II. Principles of Classification. The

Natural System. Geography of

Animals.
III. Conchology
IV. Quadrupeds.
V. Birds.
VI.

By W. Swainson,
Esq. F.R. S. &c.

VII. Popular Introduction to Insects.

Habits and Instincts of animals.

VIII. Reptiles, Fish, Polypes, &c.

Mr. Swainson, and
IX. Systematic arrangement of Insects. J. O. Westwood,

Esq. F.L.S. &c.
X.
XI.
XII. Menageries.

W. Swainson, Esq.
XIII. Taxidermy, Bibliography, &c. &c.

XIV. Man. By P. M. Roget, M.D., F.R.S. &c. BOTANY. -1 Volume. MINERALOGY.--Volume. By Armand Levi, F.G.S. &c. GEOLOGY. 1 Volume. By Rev. W. D. Conybeare, F.R.S. &c.

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