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PUBLISHED BY T. & W. BOONE,

29, NEW BOND STREET.

Uniform with Captain Siborne's History of the Battle of Waterloo,

and the Wellington Dispatches.
MAJOR-GENERAL W. F. P. NAPIER'S
HISTORY OF THE WAR IN THE PENINSULA

AND THE
SOUTH OF FRANCE.

NOW COMPLETE, IN
6 vols. 8vo. containing 4104 pages, and 55 Plans, price £6.

The Volumes sold separately, price 20s. each.
" THE FAITHFUL, IMPARTIAL, AND ELOQUENT HISTORIAN."

Sir Robert Peel's Speech.
The great work of General Napier does undoubtedly record it, (national
tribute to those engaged in the Peninsular War) and will continue to do so as
long as the English language shall last.”—Times.

ALSO, BY MAJOR-GENERAL NAPIER.
A REPLY TO LORD STRANGFORD'S “ OBSERVATIONS," on

some passages in Colonel NAPIER's History of the War in the Peninsula. Second
Edition, 8vo. price 1s.

A REPLY TO VARIOUS OPPONENTS, particularly to “ Strictures on

Colonel Napiers History of the War in the Peninsula,” together with Observa-
tions illustrating Sir John Moore's Campaign. 8vo. price 2s.

COLONEL NAPIER'S JUSTIFICATION OF HIS THIRD VOLUME,

forming a Sequel to his Reply to various Opponents, and containing some new
and curious facts relative to the BATTLE OF ALBUERA. 8vo. price 1s. 6d. .

A LETTER TO GENERAL LORD VISCOUNT BERESFORD, being

an answer to his Lordship’s assumed Refutation of Colonel Napier's Justification
of his Third Volume. 8vo. price 1s. 6d.

COUNTER-REMARKS TO MR. DUDLEY MONTAGU PERCEVAL'S

REMARKS upon some Passages in Colonel Napier's Fourth Volume of his His-
tory of the Peninsular War. In 8vo. price 18, 6d.

The above Pamphlets are required to complete the early Editions.

Royal Quarto, on Indian Paper, price 18, 6d.

PORTRAIT OF
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR CHARLES JAMES NAPIER,

CONQUEROR OF SCINDE.
FROM A SKETCH BY MAJOR-GENERAL W. F. P. NAPIER.

" I must say that, after giving the fullest consideration to those operations, that I have never known an instance of a general officer who has shewn to a higher degree than he has done all the requisite qualifications to enable him to conduct great operations. He has inanifested the utmost discretion and prudence in the formation of his plans, the utmost activity in perfecting his preparations to ensure success; and finally the utmost zeal, gallantry, and science, in carrying those plans and preparations into execution. I must say that the march of General Napier against Emaum Ghur was one of the most extraordinary marches I ever read of; and it was, I must say, most completely successful. He inarched the arıny through the desert, with all the heavy guns, transporting all his materiel as well, and by this extraordinary march he deprived the enemy of all means of retreat."-Speech of the Duke of Wellington.

14 The taking of the fort of Emaum Ghur, was one of the most brilliant affairs ever undertaken and executed."-Speech of the Earl of Ripon.

“ To the example which he set the troops-inspiring an unparalleled confidence in their commander,--we must mainly attribute the success of the actions of Meeanee and Hyderabad."-Speech of Sir Robert Peel.

In one volume 8vo. price 7s. boards,
REMARKS ON MILITARY LAW

AND THE PUNISHMENT OF FLOGGING. BY MAJOR-GENERAL SIR CHARLES JAMES NAPIER, K.C.B. “ In Scinde he had an opportunity of shewing some of the greatest qualities which which could distinguish a military Commander-prompt decision, energy, undaunted bravery, consummate military skill, and, above all, that power which particularly distinguishes superior minds—the power of inspiring into all who served under his command a portion of the same spirit by which he was himself animated."-Speech of Lord Howick.

“ He was cognisant of many transactions in which that gallant officer was concerned during the Peninsular war, and his humanity was equal to his gallantry. It was the opinion of the whole army, that to his master-mind was to be attributed that final success.”—Speech of General Sir H. Hardinge.

“ This work, we have several times taken occasion to remark, is far less known than it deserves to be, especially among the profession. It abounds in lessons of profound wisdom, delivered in the clearest language, and it is as modestly as it is ably written; nor have we often met with a more amusing book. There are to be found in it many interesting and characteristic anecdotes, and there is a vein of quiet humour that is very diverting, but which interferes not at all with the serious purpose of the author, who has left u on every page traces of a benevolent heart and sound intellect."--Naval and Military 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.
Author of "The Colonies ; particularly the Ionian Islands." :

In 1 vol. 8vo. price 78. boards. “ We earnestly recommend the book to all who feel an interest in the welfare of tbe, people."-Sun.

Published by T. & W. Boone, 29, New Bond Street.

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In Two Volumes, post 8vo. price 218.

· COMMODORE SIR CHARLES NAPIER'S ACCOUNT OF THE WAR IN PORTUGAL.

BETWEEN DON PEDRO AND DON MIGUEL;

WITH PLANS OF HIS ACTION OPP CAPE ST. VINCENT.

“If we read the account of that naval action in which, with a force wholly unequal, had it not been directed by the utmost skill and valour, to compete with the enemyif we read the account of that action in which, in the space of five minutes, a signal victory was achieved, by which the glory of St. Vincent was revived-I say, if we read the records of such an action, we shall find that the commander bore the name of Na.pier."-Speech of Sir Robert Peel,

An excellent and spirit-stirring book-plain, honest, and straight-forward-the very stuff of which the web of history alone should be composed. This is indeed an honest, fair, and impartial history.”- Morning Chronicle.

In spirit and in keeping, from beginning to end, Admiral Napier's' War in Portugal,' is the happiest picture we could conceive of the battle off Cape St. Vincentjts especial excellence consisting in a regardless bluntress of manner and language that is quite admirable and delightful.” - Monthly Review.

“ It is Cæsar's Commentaries in the first person.”—Spectator.

“ Candid to a degree, and sincere as a sailor's will. This is the very stuff of which history should be composed.”'- Bell's Messenger.

“If Admiral Napier be not distinguished by the common-place facilities of authorship, he possesses the higher qualities of truth, discretion, and clear-sightedness, in no slight degree.”- Atlas.

“ In speaking of himself and his deeds, he has hit the just and difficult mediumshewing his real feelings, yet steering clear of affected modesty on the one hand, and of over-weening modesty on the other.”—Tait's Magazine.

“ This is a very graphic account of the affairs in which the gallant author figured so nobly, and added fresh lustre to the name of Napier.”-News.

SKETCHES IN SPAIN,
DURING THE YEARS 1829-30-31, and 32;

CONTAINING NOTICES OF SOME DISTRICTS VERY LITTLE KNOWN:

OF THE MANNERS OF THE PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT, RECENT CHANGE,

COMMERCE, NATURAL HISTORY, AND FINE ARTS ;

With Lives of Spanish Painters.
BY CAPT. S. E. COOK WIDDRINGTON, R.N., K.T.S., F.G.S.

Two Vols. 8vo. price 218. “ Volumes of great value and attraction : we would say, in a word, they afford us the most complete account of Spain in every respcet which has issued from the press."

Literary Gazette. “ The value of the book is in its matter and its facts. If written upon any country it would have been useful, but treating of one like Spain, about which we know almost nothing, but of which it it desirable to know so much, Captain Cook's Sketches must be considered an acquisition to the library."-Spectator.

“ These volumes comprise every point worthy of notice, and the whole is so inter-. spersed with lively adventure and description; so imbued with a kindly spirit of good nature, courting and acknowledging attention, as to render it attractive reading.”

United Service Gazette. .." No one could either pretend to write or converse upon this country without preparing himself by a previous perusal of this intructive work."— Metropolitan.'

The Second EDITION, In one vol. post 8vo. price 108. 6d. bds. of
'ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE,

IN THE
PENINSULA, FRANCE, AND THE NETHERLANDS,

FROM THE YEAR 1809 TO 1815,

BY CAPTAIN JOHN KINCAID, FIRST BATTALION. " An admirable little book.”-Quarterly Review.

" To those who are upacquainted with John Kincaid of the Rifles,-and few, we trow, of the old Peninsula bands are in this ignorant predicament, and to those who know him, we equally recommend the perusal of his book : it is a fac-simile of the man -a perfect reflection of his image, veluti in speculo. A capital Soldier, a pithy and graphic narrator, and a fellow of infinite jest. Captain Kincaid has given us, in this modest volume, the impress of his qualities, the beau ideal of a thorough-going Soldier of Service, and the faithful and witty history of some six years' honest and triumphant fighting.

" There is nothing extant in a Soldier's Journal, which, with so little pretension, paints with such truth and raciness the domestic economy' of campaigning, and the down-right business of handling the enemy.

“But we cannot follow further ;-recommending every one of our readers to pursue the Author himself to his crowning scene of Waterloo, where they will find him as quaint and original as at his debut. We assure them, it is not possible, by isolated extracts, to give a suitable impression of the spirit and originality which never flag from beginning to end of Captain Kincaid's volume; in every page of which he throws out Aashes of native humour, a tithe of which would make the fortune of a Grub-street Bookmaker.”—United Service Journal. “ His book bas one fault, the rarest fault in books, it is too short."

Monthly Magazine, April.

Also, by the same Author, in one vol. post 8vo. price 10s, 6d. RANDOM SHOTS FROM A RIFLEMAN. " It is one of the most pithy, witty, soldier-like, and pleasant books in existence.”

United Service Journal. “ The present volume is to the full as pleasant, and what is still more strange, as original as the last. Criticism would become a sinecure if many such volumes were written : all left for us is to admire and recommend.”—New Monthly Magazine.

“ The present volume is likely to add to his reputation. It is a useful Appendix to the larger works of Napier and other military commentators. It is never dull, tedious, technical, or intricate.”—Times.

“ Those who have read Captain Kincaid's Adventures in the Rifle Brigade will seize this volume with avidity, and having cashed through it, will lay it down with only one feeling of regret-that it is not longer.”—News.

Elegantly bound in the Uniform of the Regiment, 1 vol. post 8vo. price 108. 6d.

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN JOHN PATTERSON, With Notices of the Officers, 8c. of the 50th, or Queen's Oron Regiment,

FROM 180 7 TO 1821. DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO QUEEN ADELAIDE. w This volume contains a well-written, yet unvarnished narrative, of the adventures of the 50th foot, (better known as the 'Dirty Half-hundred,' from their black facings), during the Peninsular war. It argues well for the bravery, as well as modesty, of Captain Patterson, that throughout his work we have but little of himself, and much of his brother officers.”-Bell's Messenger

“ Captain Patterson's Adventures are the record of a brave soldier-of a dashing, bigh-minded British officer, who never fears a rival, and never knew what it was to have an enemy, or to hate any man. His descriptions are remarkable for their vividness and accuracy, and his anecdotes will bear repetition once a week for life."-Sun.

Captain Patterson is one of the pleasantest of the numerous tribe of gallant officers who has done so much credit to the British name, by fighting and writing with equal spirit”-Constitutional.

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In 2 vols. 8vo. with numerous plates, some coloured, price 365. EXCURSIONS, ADVENTURES, AND FIELD SPORTS

IN

CEYLON;
Its Commercial and Military Importance, and numerous advantages

to the British Emigrant.

BY LIEUT.-COLONEL JAMES CAMPBELL, Late of the 45th and 50th Regiments, and for many years Commandant of the Districts of Galle, and the Seven Korles, and Judicial Agent of Government.

There is continual spring and harvest there." “ To those who feel pleasure in perusing the history of perilous adventures and moving incidents, met and mastered by cool, daring, and unshaken courage, these volumes will form a treat of no ordinary kind. The ground which our Author has chosen is his own, and on it he is without a rival: his Excursions' and Field Sports' are for their frequency and daring almost unparalleled.”--Atlas.

“ These two volumes are full of interesting matter."--Morning Herald. “ We never wish to take up a pleasanter, more fresh spirited production than this

Colonel Campbell's."- Naval and Military Gazette. • The book is to be heartily commended to lovers of lively anecdote and good natural description.”—Examiner.

"We have to thank the Colonel for a very entertaining book on Ceylon. The work possesses the invalnable character both of a long residence in it on the part of the writer, and the very best means of observation attainable by a British resident.”

Foreign and Colonial Review.

In One Volume, post 8vo. price 10s.

A BRITISH ARMY,
AS IT WAS, -IS, AND OUGHT TO BE:

ILLUSTRATED BY EXAMPLES DURING THE PENINSULAR WAR.

With Observations upon Indiathe United States of America-Canada the Boundary Line--the Navy-Steam Warfare, fc. fc. .

BY LIEUT.-COLONEL JAMES CAMPBELL, Late Brigade-Major, 3rd Division, and formerly of the 45th and 50th Regiments.

“ We may safely affirm, that few military men can rise from its perusal without gratification and even benefit.”- United Service Gazette.

" Of very considerable merit, containing many suggestions which might be adopted for the benefit of British Soldiers. The work contains much valuable information interesting to every class of readers.”- Woolwich Army Register.

“ We have in this volume much that deserves attention. The work cannot be re"rused by his brother officers, without interest and instruction.”- United Service Jour.

" The author is a bold original thinker, and exercises his genius upon a subject which has seldom been examined with so much fearless acuteness."-Atlas. **** “ The Colonel was himself upon the staff of the third division, during the whole of the Peninsular war, and was one of the Duke's real working and essential officers. That the book is most practically useful, no military man can read and doubt.”

Isle of Man Sun.

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