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The following Works by Mr. MARTIN may be had on
application to the Publishers.
I. History of the British Colonies, 5 vols.; 28 Maps, Charts, &c. 1834.
V. Statistics of the British Colonies, 1 large vol. ; 3,000,000 Figures. 1839.
2 editions. 1832. VIII. British Relations with the Chinese Empire, 8vo. 1832. IX. Taxation of the British Empire ; with Tabular Views, &c. 1833.
X. Past and Present State of Tea Trade of England, Europe, and America. 1833.
XV. Ireland before and after the Union; 3 editions. 1844 and 1848.
Evidence before Parliament on English Taxation.
of India, the Subsidiary States, &c. 1839-40.
House of Commons. 1834-5.
Opening of Japan, &c. 1847.
East and West India Sugar Trade in relation to Free Trade and Protection. 1848. Last Work. China-Political, Commercial, and Social—2 vols. 8vo.; Maps, Statistical
Charts, &c. Reported to Her Majesty's Government, and dedicated (by permission) to the Queen. 1847.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS ON “ CHINA.” “ An elaborate and comprehensive work, admirably digested and arranged, and containing ample matter for meditation-whether for the philosopher or the statesman,the merchant or the student.”—Morning Chronicle, 23rd July, 1847.
“ We have seen nothing equal to this useful and readable work.” -Morning Advertiser.
“ These volumes prove Mr. Martin to be possessed of considerable ability as a statist, and of the most indefatigable and pains-taking industry. The work is a vast mass of information of every kind bearing on the subject.” -Morning Herald. “ A huge mass of important information in an easily accessible form and compass.”
-Daily News. “ This very able and indispensable work is accompanied by ample statistical returns, and by various kinds of indices, prospective and retrospective, tending to produce the very rare desideratum of a complete idea on the whole state and condition of China. It is the best of Mr. Martin's numerous works.
“ Mr. Martin took the bold step of conditionally' resigning his Treasurership for the purpose of giving his representations the benefit of personal presence and support. Though unsuccessful, he still maintains his opinion in favour of the position, health, and fertility of Chusan. His exposition of the horrors and enormities of the opium trade is worthy of all praise, for the honest vigour of its appeals.” -Morning Post.
“ Mr. Martin used his opportunity with great diligence to collect information concerning the whole Chinese Empire. ----Economist.
“ An able work from the pen of perhaps our ablest statist. Mr. Martin, who was early convinced of the error this country committed in planting her footsteps on the barren rock of Hong-Kong, when the fruitful island of Chusan was at her disposal, sacrificed his position to urge his views on the Home Government. His style is clear and unembarrassed, if not brilliant. - Tail's Magazine.
“ One of the most valuable gifts which English literature has of late received.”— Reading Mercury.
“ Mr. Martin hopes for moral results from the investigation which he has pursued with so much diligence; he aims at the establishment of a truly friendly intercourse between the civilization of the West and the East to their mutual advantage. A more laborious work there is not in our language, nor one where so much varied information is to be found. Critic.
“ Mr. Martin takes a statesmanlike view of the whole of our affairs in China. From long experience he has gained the power of communicating his ideas, which leaves him without an equal in statistical and commercial matters, no less than in statesmanship.”
-Indian News. “ Worthy of Mr. Martin's high reputation.” —Exeter Flying Post.
“ There is no living writer so capable of doing justice to the vast subject of China as Mr. M. Martin. His official situation, his previous literary training, the character of his mind, which can grasp large facts and complicated statistics with remarkable ease, eminently fit him for the task he has undertaken.”—Gloucester Chronicle.
“ As a statistician, and particularly as an expositor of the rise and progress of the Colonies, Mr. Martin is justly deemed a high authority. His reputation is a guarantee for the usefulness of the present work.” -Douglas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper.
“No point is left unsifted, no field untouched, but with his well-known talent in every thing that concerns England, this celebrated writer gives us a work that must adorn the cabinet of the statesman as well as the library of the merchant."— Bradford Gazelle.
“ The writer is not a mere dry detailer of statistics, but places his facts before the reader in the most agreeable form. The book is, from this peculiarity, almost as entertaining as a new novel. Mr. Martin is moved by a spirit of religion and humanity to deal honourably and kindly by the Chinese.”—Gloucester Journal.
“ A truly splendid Magazine of information ; an invaluable treasure for the statesman, scholar, merchant, missionary, and philosopher.”—Edinburgh Register.
“ As a writer upon statistical, commercial, and especially Colonial subjects, Mr. Montgomery Martin has achieved, by his ability, industry, and intelligence, a very high reputation. Appointed to a high official situation, for which his talents peculiarly fitted him, in connection with the Government of Hong-Kong, he made a voluntary surrender of his office, in order to place himself in a position to be able to return to this country, and to press personally upon the Home Government the adoption of a line of policy, which he believed to be essential to the maintenance and extension of our commercial relations with the Chinese Empire. The book is extremely valuable and interesting."
-Exeter Western Luminary, 22nd Dec. 1846. “ Four hundred millions of people yet to be introduced into communication with the rest of mankind! What a prospect for the merchant, the manufacturer, and ship-owner! But there is still a higher and holier prospect. Four hundred millions of active and intelligent human beings have to be brought within the pale of Christianity! Wary stepping too it will require to enable us to succeed in realizing either of these objects. To assist us, an abler man for the task could not be found than the author of the work before us." Liverpool Standard, 22nd Dec. 1846.
“ An important exposé of the present state of the resources, population, &c., of the whole of China, which must doubtless prove highly satisfactory and important to all parties connected with the history of that yet almost unknown country.” -Sun, Ilth Dec. 1846.
“ A work which will be read with great interest; it abounds in materials which illuminate what has hitherto been a dark page in the topography of nations; in reading it we gain an intelligent view into the seeming chaos of that immense social fabric which myriads of human beings have been labouring for innumerable ages to construct, to improve, and to mar, in pertinacious isolation from the common family of nations."
-Journal of Commerce, London, 19th Dec. 1846. “ The official position of the Author of this work, must have conferred upon him peculiar advantages in obtaining authentic information as far as possible respecting the internal condition of the Chinese Empire. Of these advantages, Mr. Martin appears to have availed himself with his accustomed industry and acumen. -Edinburgh Evening Post, 16th Dec. 1846.
AUSTRALIAN TRAVELS, & C.
PUBLISHED BY T. AND W. BOONE,
29, NEW BOND STREET.
Now ready, in 2 vols. 8vo. with numerous Plates, some coloured,
BY CAPTAIN CHARLES STURT,
LATE 39TH REGT.
COLONIAL TREASURER, AND
The character of the far interior of Australia had long been a most interesting geographical problem, many imagining the centre to be occupied by a large inland sea, others conjecturing that it was an arid desert, which opinion was further strengthened by Mr. Eyre's unsuccessful endeavour to penetrate higher than the 29th degree of latitude in his expedition during the years 1840 and 1. Captain Sturt, so appropriately denominated the “ Father of Australian Discovery,” in consequence of being the first traveller to explore the rivers Murray, Murrumbidgee, Bogan, and Castlereagh, volunteered to conduct a party into the interior to determine this important question. With the approbation of Lord Stanley, the Colonial Minister, he accordingly started in the year 1844, and, after a series of unparalleled privations, succeeded in reaching the centre of the Continent in a line direct north of Adelaide. The journal of this perilous Expedition gives an account of the remarkable Stony Desert, the bed of Lake Torrens, descriptions of the Natives and their villages, and the discovery of several small rivers, &c.; added to which, his observations and collections on the Natural History have since been arranged by R. Brown, Esq. and J. Gould, Esq. in the form of an Appendix.
The details of this romantic and perilous Expedition are replete with iuterest. From the numerous and lengthened expeditions he has undertaken, and the general intelligence and scientific skill he brings to bear upon the question, we know of no recent traveller in Australia whose opinions arc entitled to more weight. The portion of the work which refers to the Colony of South Australia is particularly valuable to intending emigrante."-Morning Herald.
Published by T. & W. BOONE, 29, New Bond Street.
JOURNALS OF EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY
NORTH-WEST AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA,
DURING THE YEARS 1837, 1838, AND 1839,
Under the Authority of her Majesty's Government.
With Observations on the Agricultural and Commercial Capabilities and Prospects
of several newly-explored fertile Regions, including
and on the Moral and Physical Condition of the Aboriginal Inhabitants, &c. &c.
BY GEORGE GREY, Esq., LATE CAPTAIN 83RD REGT.
With Two large Maps by J. Arrowsmith, and numerous Illustrations,
some coloured, in 2 vols. 8vo.
" It is not with the slightest hope of satisfying curiosity, or to anticipate the interest which the public in general, and geographers especially, always feel in enterprises of this nature, but merely to give such a sketch of the principal features of the expedition as may serve to direct those who are desirous of obtaining information respecting a portion of this remarkable country-hitherto only visited by Tasman, Dampier, Baudin, and King, and never before, we believe, penetrated by an European-to look forward to the detailed journals of the spirited officers who had the conduct of the expedition.”
From Geographical Transactions. A great portion of the country described in this Journal has never before been visited by any European. The Eastern coast of Short's Bay was for the first time seen and explored during the progress of these expeditions.
“ We have rarely seen a more interesting book; it is full of splendid description and .startling personal adventure; written in a plain, manly, unaffected style.”—Examiner.
“ It is impossible to have perused these highly interesting and important volumes without being inspired with feelings of warm admiration for the indomitable perseverance and heroical self-devotion of their gallant and enterprising author. Setting aside the vastly important results of Captain Grey's several expeditions, it is hardly possible to conceive narratives of more stirring interest than those of which his volumes are for the most part composed.”- United Service Gazette.
“ We have not read such a work of Travels for many years ; it unites the interest of a romance with the permanent qualities of an historical and scientific treatise.”—Atlas.
“ We recommend our readers to the volumes of Captain Grey, assuring them they will derive both amusement and instruction from the perusal.”—Times.
6. This is a work deserving high praise. As a book of Travels it is one of the most interesting we remember to have met with."- Westminster Review. “ A book which should be in every lending library and book-club."
Englishman's Magazine, “ The contents of these interesting volumes will richly repay an attentive perusal."
Emigration Gazette. “These narratives are replete with interest, and blend information and amusement in a very happy manner."— Australian Magazine.
Published by T. & W. BOONE, 29, New Bond Street.
Just published, in 1 vol. 8vo. with Plates and Woodcuts,
OVERLAND EXPEDITION IN AUSTRALIA,
MORETON BAY TO PORT ESSINGTON,
A distance of upwards of 3000 miles,
BY DR. LUDWIG LEICHHARD T.
N.B. A large 3 sheet Map of the Route by J. Arrowsmith is published, and to be hed separately in a Case, price 08.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
“ A work of unquestionable merit and utility, and its author's name will justly stand high upon the honourable list of able and enterprising men, whose courage, perseverance, and literary abilities have contributed so largely to our knowledge of the geography and productions of our distant southern colonies.” –Blackwood's Mag.
“ For the courage with which this lengthened and perilous journey was undertaken, the skill with which it was directed, and the perseverance with which it was performed, it is almost unrivalled in the annals of exploring enterprise. It richly deserves attention."-Britannia.
“The narrative in which he relates the results of this remarkable journey, and the extraordinary fatigues and privations endured by himself and his fellow travellers, is not merely valuable for its facts, but full of absorbing interest as a journal of perilous adventures."-Atlas.
“ The volume before us comprises the narrative of one of the most remarkable enterpriscs ever planned by man's sagacity and executed by man's courage and endurance. To our minds there is in every point of view an inexpressible charm in such a book as this. It not merely narrates to us the opening of a new material world for human enterprise and scientific investigation, but it makes more clearly known to us the wondrous powers aud capacities of human nature. We recommend it to our readers as a work scarcely less remarkable for the extraordinary enterprise recorded in it, than for the simplicity and modesty with which it is related.”—Morning Herald.
“ The result of his enterprise was thoroughly successful. It has added not a little to our existing stock of knowledge in the various departments of natural history, and has made discovery in districts before untrodden, of an almost boundless extent of fertile country.”-Examiner.
“ The most striking feature in the expedition is its successful accomplishment, which is of itself sufficient to place Dr. L. in the first rank of travellers. How much Dr. L. has added to geographical discovery can only be felt by an examination of the admirable maps which accompany volume These have been deduced on a large scale from the traveller's sketches by Mr. Arrowsmith, and engraved with a distinctness of execu. tion, and a brief fulness of descriptive remark which leave nothing to be desired.”