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New Illustrated Works,
In One Vol. Poet 8vo, Price 8s. Gd,, emblematically gilt,
BY EEV. J. G. WOOD,
Illustrated with 450 Engravings designed expressly for this work by
WIM.IAM HABVEY, and engraved in the first style of art hy DALZIEI,
printed on a superfine tinted paper hy CIAY ; altogether forming the
most correct and beautifully illustrated volume that has appeared on
Natural History in a popular form.
The principal features of this new edition are:—
1ST. ITS AOOUBACY OF INFORMATION.
SND. ITS SYSTEMATIC ABRANGEMENT.
3BD. iLtUSTBAMONS EXECUTED EXPBE8SLY JTOB THE WOBK.
4iH. NEW AND AUTHENTIC ANECDOTES.
Although works on Natural History would seem sufficiently nume-
rous to deter any new writer from venturing on the subject, still there
is at present no work of a popular character in which accuracy of infor-
mation, and systematic arrangement, are united with brevity and sim-
plicity of treatment: to supply this void has been the desire of the
author of the present volume. The IIXUSTBATIONS, and they will best
speak for themselves, have all been expressly designed for the present
work, and the combined abilities of the artist (W. HABVEY) and the
engravers (MESSES. DALZIEL) are a guarantee for their accuracy and
perfect execution. It has also been an object in the account of each
animal to give, as far as possible, New and Authentic Anecdotes, and
if this work should induce any one to look upon the great plan of crea-
tion, and notice how wonderfully each .creature is adapted for its pecu-
liar station by Him who has appointed its proper position, and assigned
to each its own duties, the author's aim will have been attained. popularity ' Uncle Tom's Cabin.'"l those who make up the