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THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A HOUSE-BOAT.

By WILLIAM BLACK.

3 vols, crown 8vo.

* It Is pleasantly told, with a plentiful seasoning of descriptions of scenery. ... A wholesome, fragrant book.*

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* There is a great deal that is very pleasant and even charming in "The Strange Adventures of a House-Boat." . . . Mr. Black's style is as good as ever, and in welcome contrast to the shambling periods of many of his contemporaries.'

ATHKN-EUM.

'Those in search of a good novel, full of pleasant pictures of men, women, and things, may be safely referred to Mr. William Black's three volumes.*—Daily Tkle<skai*h.

* It is doubtful whether to any of Mr. Black's novels there can be so justly applied the epithet *' delightful" as to his "Strange Adventures of a House-Boac." Mornino Post.

NOW READY, SECOND EDITION.

THE PIONEERS OF THE ALPS. A Collection of Por

traits of the Leading Guides of the Oberland, of the Valais, of Savoy, and of Piedmont. By C. D. Cunningham and Captain Abney, C.B., R.E., F.R.S. In 1 imperial 8vo. vol. cloth extra, price One Guinea. CONTENTS.-I. Growth Ji.\d Dkvelopmkkt Of Molxtaisekrixu. 1. Period 1387-17S7. 2. Period 178S-18M3. Period 1M5-1865. 4. Period 1866-1885. Alpine Accidents. Mountaineering without Guides. Mountaineering In Winter. Ice-Axe and Hope. Guirlecraft. II. The Tkaixixq Of Moustaixbeks. III. Thi Portraits. IV. Guides Of Tiik Present Day. V. • ix Memokum.'

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INCWADI YAMI ; or, Twenty Years' Personal Experience in

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LOW'S POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA:

A Compendium of General Knowledge for Ready Reference.

Containing 1,206 columns, upwards of 25,000 References, and numerous Plates. Specialists in various departments of learning have assisted the Author.

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His Sombre Rivals.

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A HISTORY OF THE INDIAN MUTINY. By T. R. E. HOLMES. A New

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WELLINGTON; or, the Public and Private Life of Arthur, First Duke of

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ORIENT AND OCCIDENT: a Journey East from Lahore to Liverpool. By

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Scots Magazine.

This day is published, royal 4to. £3. 3«.; Coloured, £6. 6*. With Sixty-eight Full-page Illustrations.

THE ORDERS OF CHIVALRY. From the Original Statutes of the Various Orders

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THE STATESMEN SERIES-EDITED BY L. C. SANDERS.

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FRANCE AS IT IS. By Andre Ledon and Paul Pelet, Professors

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