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The History of Europe,
FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION IN 1789 TO
On Large Paper, 14 vols., £14, 145.
and Index Volume, 3s. “An extraordinary work, which has earned for itself a lasting place in the literature of the country, and within a few years found innumerable readers in every part of the globe. There is no book extant that treats so well of the period to the illustration of which Mr Alison's labours have been devoted. It exhibits great knowledge, patient research, indefatigable industry, and vast power.”—Times.
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“Alison's History of Europe, and the States connected with it, is one of the most important works which literature has produced. Years have elapsed since any historical work has created such an epoch as that of Alison : his sources of information and authorities are of the richest and most comprehensive description. Though his opinions are on the Conservative side, he allows every party to speak for itself, and unfolds with a master's hand how far institutions make nations great, and mighty, and prosperous.”—Preface to the German Translation.
Continuation of the History of Europe,
FROM THE FALL OF NAPOLEON TO THE ACCESSION OF LOUIS NAPOL-
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Ancient Classics for English Readers.
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FROM COMMENCEMENT IN 1817 TO DECEMBER 1872. Nos. 1 to 686,
forming 112 Volumes. £30. Index to Blackwood's Magazine.
The First 50 Volumes. Octavo, 15s. Tales from " Blackwood.”
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CONTENTS. VOL. I. The Glenmutchkin Railway.-Vanderdecken's Message Home.- The
Floating Beacon.-Colonna the Painter.-Napoleon.—A Legend of Gib
raltar. -The Iron Shroud. VOL. II. Lazaro's Legacy.-A Story without a Tail.-Faustus and Queen
Elizabeth.-How I became a Yeoman.-Devereux Hall.—The Metempsy
chosis.-College Theatricals. VOL. III. A Reading Party in the Long Vacation.-Father Tom and the Pope.
-La Petite Madelaine.- Bob Burke's Duel with Ensign Brady.---The
Headsman: A Tale of Doom.—The Wearyful Woman. VOL. IV. How I Stood for the Dreepdaily Burghs.-First and Last.--The
Duke's Dilemma: A Chronicle of Niesenstein.—The Old Gentleman's Teetotum._"Woe to us when we lose the Watery Wall.”—My College Friends : Charles Russell, the Gentleman Commoner.—The Magic Lay of
the One-Horse-Chay. VOL. V. Adventures in Texas.-How we got Possession of the Tuileries.-Cap
tain Paton's Lament.—The Village Doctor.-A Singular Letter from
Southern Africa. VOL. VI. My Friend the Dutchman.-My College Friends—No. II. : Horace
Leicester.-The Emerald Studs.-My College Friends-No. III,: Mr W.
Wellington Hurst. —Christine : A Dutch Story.-The Man in the Bell. VOL. VII. My English Acquaintance.—The Murderer's Last Night.---Narra
tion of Certain Uncommon Things that did formerly happen to Me, Herbert Willis, B.D.-The Wags.—The Wet Wooing : A Narrative of '98.
Ben-na-Groich. VOL. VIII. The Surveyors Tale. By Professor Ayton.—The Forrest-Race
Romance.—Di Vasari: A Tale of Florence.-Sigismund Fatello.—The
Boxes. VOL. IX. Rosaura: A Tale of Madrid.—Adventure in the North-West Terri
tory.—Harry Bolton's Curacy.-The Florida Pirate.—The Pandour and
His Princess.—The Beauty Draught. VOL. X. Antonio di Carara.—The Fatal Repast.—The Vision of Cagliostro.
The First and Last Kiss.- The Smuggler's Leap.—The Haunted and the
Haunters.—'The Duellists. VOL. XI. The Natolian Story-Teller.—The First and Last Crime.- John Rin
toul.-Major Moss.—The Premier and his Wife. VOL. XII. Tickler among the Thieves !—The Bridegroom of Barna.--The
Involuntary Experimentalist.–Lebrun's Lawsuit.—The Snowing-up of Strath-Lugas.-A Few Words on Social Philosophy.