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Published by T. & W. BOONE, 29, New Bond Street.
Lately published, in 2 vols. 800. cloth, with 8 Maps and Charts, and 57 Illustrations.
BY COMMAND OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY.
DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA ;
VICTORIA, ADELAIDE, ALBERT, AND FITZROY RIVERS,
AND EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR;
VOYAGE OF H. M. S. BEAGLE,
BETWEEN THE YEARS 1837 AND 1843: ALSO A NARRATIVE OF THE VISITS OF H.M.S. BRITOMART,
COMMANDER OWEN STANLEY, R.N., F.R.S.
TO THE ISLANDS IN THE ARAFURA SEA.
BY CAPT. J. LORT STOKES, R.N.
• The whole narrative is so captivating, that we expect to find the work as much in demand at circulating libraries as at institutions of graver pretensions.”—Colon. Gaz.
6. We have to thank Capt. Stokes for a most valuable work, one that will place his name by the side of Vancouver, Tasman, Dampier, and Cook."-Nero Quar. Review.
“ The science of Navigation owes a deep debt to Captain Stokes. The information contained in the present volumes must render them an invaluable companion to any ship performing a voyage to that part of the world.”– Foreign Quarterly Review.
“ Every part of it is full of matter, both for the general and scientific reader. With the acts of throwing the lead, taking angles, &c. lively anecdotes and pleasing ideas are constantly associated, so that we very much doubt whether any reader will lay aside the book, large as it is, without regret. In some parts you have all the breathless excitement of a voyage of discovery, and sail up new rivers, and explore new lands, while elsewhere your thoughts are directed to the tracks of commerce and political speculation. Altogether the work is a charming specimen of nautical literature,written in a pure, flexible, terse, and elegant style, and bespeaks everywhere in the author a mind endued with very high moral and intellectual qualities.”—Fraser's Mag.
“ While these volumes must prove of great value to the maritime profession, to the geographer, and to emigrants, they cannot fail to be perused with interest by readers in general.”—Athenæum.
" We cannot, in noticing these two ably written and interesting volumes, insist too strongly upon their importance alike to the mariner, the geographer, and the general reader. The author is a man of considerable merit, a shrewd observer of men and things, and who was fitted by nature and inclination to conduct these researches into the vast unknown continent whither he proceeded with enterprise and spirit. These volumes contain a fund of interesting matter, and we warmly recommend this valua. ble addition to our literary and scientific stores to the attention of the public."
Sentinel. “ The contents of these volumes, rich, varied and full of interest, will be their best recommendation. For scientific accuracy, they will be highly valued by the geographer and navigator, while they will be read for mere amusement by the public at large."
Published by T. & W. BOONE, 29, Ner Bond Street.
THE EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO.
By Permission of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY,
UNDER THE COMMAND OP
CAPTAIN BLACKWOOD, R. N. IN TORRES STRAIT, NEW GUINEA, AND OTHER ISLANDS
IN THE EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO;
WITH AN EXCURSION INTO THE INTERIOR
EASTERN PART OF THE ISLAND OF JAVA,
DURING THE YEARS 1842 to 1846.
NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITION.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. « We must congratulate Mr. Jukes on the value of his publication. Scientific without being abstruse, and picturesque without being extravagant, he bas made bis volumes a striking and graceful addition to our knowledge of countries highly interesting in themselves, and assuming hourly importance in the eyes of the people of England.”-Blackwood's Magazine.
" To transcribe the title-page of this book is sufficient to attract public curiosity towards it-to peruse the book itself is to be rewarded with the knowledge of a mase of information in which complete confidence can be reposed, for, from the first page to the last, it is apparent that the main object with Mr. Jukes is to tell all that he knows and believes to be true, rather thau to win favour from his readers by his manner of telling it. There is not a pretty phrase, an exaggeration, nor an invention in the two volumes of Mr. Jukes ; all is plain unadorned fact, and because it is so, is deserving, not merely of perusal, but of study. Such are the recommendations of Mr. Jukes' pages to the public, and all who desire to see truth united with novelty will pernse them."- Morning Herald.
“ Mr. Jukes has been most judicious in his selection of topics whereon to dwell in his narrative, and he describes with great vivacity and picturesque power. There is much novelty and freshness in his book, and much valuable information."
Daily News. “ There are very few pages in the work which are not readable and entertaining."
Morning Post. “ Captain Blackwood having waived his right of authorship, the narrative of the voyage has been undertaken by Mr. Jukes, favourably known by an agreeable and informing book on Newfoundland, nor will the present work detract from his reputation. The narrative is well planned, pleasantly written, and full of matter."
Spectator. “ A great deal was seen, and Geography, Topography, Geology, Natural History, Ethnology, Philology, and Commerce may all be benefited by the work before us.”
Literary Gazette. “ Mr. Jukes has performed his portion of the work with great ability, sparing no pains in the working up of his abundant material, so as to make it a book of science, as well as a book of amusement."-Critic.
“ Although a professed man of science, he has described what he saw in a lucid and untechnical manner, so that his work will be found interesting to the ordinary reader, while it is equally valuable to the scientific. The amount of information conroyed is very great."- Midland Herald.
Published by T. & W. BOONE, 29, Nero Bond Street.
In 2 vols. 8vo. with Maps and numerous Plates,
JOURNALS OF EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY
CE N T R A L A US T R A L I A,
OVERLAND FROM ADELAIDE TO KING GEORGE'S SOUND,
IN THB YEARS 1840–1;
Sent by the Colonists of South Australia,
WITH THE SANCTION AND SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT:
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines, and the state
of their relations with Europeans.
BY EDWARD JOHN E YRE,
RESIDENT MAGISTRATE, MURRAY RIVER, NOW LIEUT.-GOVERNOR OP NEW ZEALAND.
* The Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society was awarded to Mr. Eyre for the discovery of Lake Torrens, and explorations of far greater extent in Australia than any other traveller, a large portion never having been previously traversed by civilized man.
“ His narrative of what he did and overcame, is more like the stirring stories of Park and Bruce than the tame and bookish diffuseness of nodern travellers. Nothing short of a perusal of the volumes can enable our readers to appreciate this book."-Spectator.
“We might easily extract much more from Mr. Eyre's volumes of interest to the reader, but our limits circumscribe us. We therefore bid farewell to them, with the recommendation to the public, not to overlook a work which, though it records the failure of a great enterprize, is yet full of matter, which proclaims it of value."
Atlas. “Mr. Eyre writes with the plain unaffected earnestness of the best of the old travellers.”—Examiner.
“ An intensely interesting book."-Tablet.
" We must now close these interesting volumes, not, however, without expressing our high approval both of the matter they contain, and of the manner of their compilation. We rise from the perusal of them with a feeling similar to that which follows the enjoyment of a pleasant work of fiction."-Critic.
Published by T. & W. BOONE, 29, Noro Bond Stroet.
In 1 vol. 8vo. cloth, with large Map by Arrowsmith, and numerous Illustrations,
SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND ITS MINES, With an Historical Sketch of the Colony, under its several Adminis
trations, to the Period of Captain Grey's Departure.
BY FRANCIS DUTTON.
“ The best work which has yet issued from the press, descriptive of the resources and management of this thriving colony.”-Mining Journal.
“ We have here a well-timed book. South Australia and its Mines are now objects of great interest; and Mr. Dutton's plain, unadorned recital, contains just what the intending emigrant, or the mercantile inquirer, will rejoice at having placed within his reach."-Colonial Gazette.
COLONIZATION; PARTICULARLY IN SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA,
WITH SOME REMARKS ON SMALL FARMS AND OVER POPULATION.
BY MAJOR-GENERAL SIR CHARLES JAMES NAPIER, K.C.B.
In 1 vol. 8vo. price 7s. boards. “We earnestly recommend the book to all who feel an interest in the welfare of the people."-Sun.
In ] vol. post 8vo. price 5s. 6d. HINTS FOR AUSTRALIAN EMIGRANTS,
ENGRAVINGS AND EXPLANATORY DESCRIPTIONS
OF THE WATER RAISING WHEELS,
MODES OF IRRIGATING LAND IN SYRIA, EGYPT, SOUTH AMERICA, ETC.
“ The mere name of Mr. Cunningham affords an ample guarantee for the value of any work to which it may be prefixed; and,“ to all whom it may concern,” we can confidently recommend this remarkably neat little volume as replete with practical information. Its numerous illustrative engravings in wood are executed in a very superior style.”-Naval and Military Gazette, October 23rd, 1841.
Published by T.' & W. BOONs, 29, Nero Bond Street.
A US T R A L I A,
Natural Productions, Fertility, and Resources of that Region.
First explored and surveyed by order of the Colonial Government.
BY CLEMENT HODGKINSON.
“ The work before our consideration contains certain details connected with the portion of Australia, described in it, which will prove of first-rate importance to the colonist and emigrant, since they are evidently derived from practical experience. Throughout this unpretending little work we trace great honesty of purpose, and a disposition to state no more than the bare facts as they presented themselves."
New Quarterly Review.
Preparing for immediate publication, in 2 vols. 8vo. with a large Map,
POLITICAL AND STATISTICAL ACCOUNT
ISLAND OF CEYLON.
BY CHARLES PRIDHAM, Esq.
THE MAURITIUS AND ITS DEPENDENCIES."