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In Fcap. 8vo., cloth, price 3s. 6d. beautifully printed.
Gog and Magog; or, the History of the Guildhall Giants.

With some Account of the Giants which guard English and Continental Cities.
By F. W. FAIRHOLT, F.S.A. With Illustrations on Wood by the author,
coloured and plain.

* The critiques which have appeared upon this amusing little work have been uniformly favourable. The Art Journal says, in a long article, that it thoroughly explains who these old giants were, the position they occupied in popular mythology, the origin of their names, and a score of other matters, all of much interest in throwing a light upon fabulous portions of our history.

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Now ready, handsomely printed, price 1s. 6d.
Hints on Hats; adapted to the Heads of the People.

By HENRY MELTON, of Regent Street. With curious woodcuts of the
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Anecdotes of eininent and fashionable personages are given, and a fund of interesting information relative to the history of costume and change of tastes may be found scattered through its pages.

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History of Playing Cards: with anecdotes of their use in

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THE HOUSEHOLD STORIES OF ENGLAND.
Popular Romances of the West of England; or, the Drolls

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Many of the stories are remarkable for their wild poetic beauty; others surprise us by their quaintness; whilst others, again, show forth a tragic force which can only be associated with those rude ages which existed long before the period of authentic history.

Mr. George Cruikshank has supplied two wonderful pictures as illustrations to the work. One is a portrait of Giant Bolster, a personage twelve miles high.

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BARNUM'S NEW BOOK. Humbugs of the World. By P. T. Barnum. Pp. 320.

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Years Since. By the late WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY. With

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This day, neatly printed, price 1s. 6d. ; by post 1s. 8d. Mental Exertion : its influence on health. By Dr.

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Now ready, 8vo., price 1s.. List of British Plants. Compiled and Arranged by Alex

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This comparative List of British Plants was drawn up for the use of the country botanist, to show the differences in opinion which exist between different authors as to the number of species which ought to be reckoned within the compass of the flora of Great Britain.

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from the Semi-Saxon Period of A.d. 1250 to 1300; consisting of an Alphabetical Inventory of Every Word found in the Printed English Literature of the 13th Century, by the late HERBERT COLERIDGE, Secretary to the Philological Society. 8vo., neat half morocco.

An invaluable work to historical students and those interested in linguistic pursuits. The School and College Slang of England; or, Glossaries

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See "School Life at Winchester College," recently published. Robson; a sketch, by Augustus Sala. An Interesting

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The Young Botanist: a Popular Guide to Elementary

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An excellent book for the young beginner. The objects selected as illustrations are either easy of access as specimens of wild plants, or are common in gardens. Common Prayer. Illustrated by Holbein and Albert Durer.

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The Presentation Book of Common Prayer, Illustrated

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Army Lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers in the Civil

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Millais Family, the Lineage and Pedigree of, recording

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Now ready, 12mo., very choicely printed, price 6s. 6d. London Directory for 1677, the Earliest Known List of

the London Merchants. See review in the Times, Jan. 22.

* This curious little volume has been reprinted verbatim from one of the only two copies known to be in existence. It contains an Introduction pointing out some of the principal persons mentioned in the list. For historical and genea. logical purposes the little book is of the greatest value. Herein will be found the originators of many of the great firms and co-partnerships which have prospered through two pregnant centuries, and which exist some of them in nearly the same names at this day. Its most distinctive feature is the early severance which it marks of "goldsmiths that keep running cashes," precursors of the modern bankers, from the mass of the merchants of London.

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Exquisitely printed, 12mo., cloth, very neat, price 3s. 6d. Apollonius of Tyana: the Pagan or False Christ of the

Third Century. An Essay. By ALBERT REVILLE, Pastor of the Walloon
Church at Rotterdam. Authorized translation.

A most curious account of an attempt to revive Paganism in the third century by means of a false Christ. Strange to say, the principal events in the life of Apollonius are almost identical with the Gospel narrative. Apollonius was born in a mysterious way about the same time as Christ. After a period of preparation came a Passion, then a Resurrection, and an Ascension, In many other respects the parallel is equally extraordinary.

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In the press, 4to. Part I. The Celtic Tumuli of Dorsetshire: an Account of Personal

and other Researches on the sepulchral Mounds of the Durotiges; forming the First Part of a Description of the Primeval Antiquities of the County.

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