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"To one interested in horse-racing, no more magniticent or acceptable prezent could be made than " Portraits of Celebrated Racehorses."'-TRUTH. Portraits of Celebrated Racehorses of the Past

AND THE PRESENT CENTURIES. In strictly Chronological Order, commencing in 1702, and ending in 1870, together with their respective Pedigrees and Performances recorded in full. By T. H. Taunton, formerly of Oriel College, Oxford. These Volumes, handsomely bound, contain the Portraits of about 430 Horses, together with those of some of the most celebrated Jockeys of the period. The letterpress is in large and elegant type. In 4 vols., crown

4to. £6. 6s. • The four handsome volumes are such as every owner, breeder, trainer, rider, and lover of the racehorse, whet ber in this country or in any other, will desire to possess, if only a glimpse of them be obtained, or the faintest idea of wbat they are like be presented to the fancy. Nor must it be imagined for a moment that the interest of the book is confined to the adherents of the turf, that curious and not very reputable institution at wbich so many good people look askance, or to persons who are more or less intimately acquainted with horse-racing and its history : for the volumes are by no means withont value from many other points of view, especially the antiquarian and artistic.'-ATHESÆCY, Sept. 22.

• No racing man can look at the quaint old pictures in this book without amusement. . Mr. Taunton's book will be found both entertaining and interesting by all racing men worthy of the name, especially owners and breeders Is certain to be popular, and it would make an admirable Christmas present.'-SATURDAY REVIEW.

"A book, the first of a series which will extend to four handsomely bound and charmiogly illustrateil volumes, bas just been published by Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, and judging from perusal, cannot fail to take the highest rank in the literature of the Turf. Indeed, it may at once be prophesied that amongst the best recognized racing men it will become in great demand and highly prized.'--SPORTING LIFE.

Dedicated by Permission to Her Majesty the Queen. The Native Flowers of New Zealand. Illustrated

in Colours, in the best style of Modern Chromo-Litho Art, from Drawings Coloured to Nature. By Mrs. CHARLES HETLEY. The Work is in Three large quarto Parts (imp. 4to.). Each Part contains Twelve Chromo-Lithographic Plates, in facsimile of the original Drawings, with Descriptive Text. Price, in 3 Parts, three guineas (£3. 3.); in cloth gilt, handsomely bound in bevelled

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*Lovers of flowers will be delighted with this charming portfolio of admirably executed and coloured illustrations of the flowers of New Zealand. They are really works of art, and will win a place upon the drawing-room table of many besides those addicted to the collection of books on floral subjects.'-STANDARD.

* All flower-lovers will find much to interest them in studies of blossom and leaf, frond and foliage, from beyond the seas.'-DAILY TELEGRAPH.

"A remarkably handsome work. ... The plates are perfect facsimiles of accurate and beautiful water-coloar drawings. The delineations are absolutely lifelike and perfect, and do not seem capable of improvement. To lovers of rare and choice flowers and to botanists the selection will be a source of enduring gratification.' -QUEEN.

• Whether As regards works of art, or as specimens of the flora of New Zealand, it would be difficult to commend these graceful and artistic studies too highly.'-MORNING Post.

*Judging from the sample before us, the publication will be very serviceable, for while the book is pretty enongh for the drawing-room table, it has the more solid qualities of botanical accuracy and artistic design. Rarely indeed hare we seen plants rendered with greater truth to Nature.'-GARDENER'S CHRONICLE.

By Permission of the Trustees of the British Museum.

Bindings Remarkable for their Beauty in the


BRITISH MUSEUM: a large 4to. book containing sixty monotint plates reproduced from the originals, and fully described by HENRY B. WHEATLEY, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Two HUNDRED COPIES only will be printed for England, and sold as follows:

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KOV A French Edition of the same Work, in precisely uniform style, issued simultaneously with the above, the sole right in our hands.-S. L., M. & Co.

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MANCHESTER EXAMIXER. • The plates are good and useful, the blocks in the text are commendable, and the price is reasonable.'-QUEEN.

The Boyhood of Christ.


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Shakespeare's Songs and Sonnets. Illustrated

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*** This charming little Volume is a careful reproduction in miniature of Sir John Gilbert's beautiful Illustrations to the Songs and Sonnets,' which Volume was published by SAMPSON Low, MARSTON & Co. in 1862—in a large Imperial Volume—a work which is now very scarce, and has always been regarded as one of the highest achievements of Chromo-Lithography. The book has been again undertaken by the same Lithographers (Vincent Brooks & Co.), and the result of their work in this reduced form will certainly bear favourable comparison with its predecessor. London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON, LIMITED,

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Birds in Nature. Text by R. BowdleR SHARPE,


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