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971 WHITE (G.). The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton. 4to., numerous fine plates ; calf gilt 1813

At p. 484 is a coloured representation of a hybrid pheasant.
972 WILBRAHAM, Travels in the Trans-Caucasian Provinces of Russia, and

along the Southern Shore of the Lakes of Van-and Urumiah in 1837,
8vo. plates, cloth

1839 973 WILLEMENT (T.) Heraldic Notices of CANTERBURY Cathedral; with

Genealogical and Topographical Notes. To which is added a chrono.
logical account of the Archbishops of Canterbury, with the blazon of
their respective arms, roy. 4to. plates and numerous coats of arms in
colours, bds.

1827 974 WÖLFFLIN (E.) Archiv für lateinische Lexikographie und Grammatik mit

Einschluss des aelteren Mittellateins als Vorarbeit zu einem Thesaurus
linguae latinae, 6 vols. hf. calf

Leipzig, 1884-9 975 Wright (Thos.) The Celt, the Roman, and the Saxon, stout post 8vo. many cuts, cloth

1875 A history of the early inhabitants of Britain.

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Arabia: A mediæval Chronicle of Yaman:
YAMAN, its early mediæval History, by Najm Ad-din OMARAH

Al-Hakami; also the abridged History of its Dynasties by Ibn Khaldoun,
Arabic and English, with notes by H. C. Kay, 8vo. map, xxv, 358 pp. in
English, and 144 of the Arabic text (pub. at 178 6d), cloth, 58

1892
The famous Arabian poet and historian, Colonel S. B. Miles writes :-"I read
Omarah was beheaded at Cairo by order of Kay's Omarah when it first came out, and
Sultan Saladin, A.D. 1173.

was greatly interested in it. It is very Omarah has preserved for us the leading valuable for the history of Yaman, and am facts of Muhamedan history in his country surprised any copies have remained unsold. down to his own time ; he lias preserved I fancy the Manuscript which turned up in for us an exceedingly curious picture of London, and which Mr. Kay Translated, Arab life and manners, as is only excelled by must have been the one hrought from the tales of the Thousand and One Nights. Yaman by the French traveller, Armand,

The map of Yaman, with its Port of in 1843 or 44.”

Aden, is of a large scale.
An Arabic-English Vocabulary of the Colloquial

Arabic of Egypt. By Socrates Spiro, royal 8vo. sd. 24s Cairo, 1895

· This is a very valuable work, indis- slang phrases included in it which will be pensable to residents and others in Egypt looked for in vain elsewhere. They are, who wish really to learn the language of nevertheless, of the very essence of the the country.

colloquial language, and in dealing with “Mr. Spiro modestly calls ihe book a the fellahin, an ignorance of them is a vocabulary'; but it may well claim the constant source of misunderstanding: title of a dictionary, as it contains most of “ The usefulness of the book is further the words which the speaker of Egyptian increased by the lists of weights and meaArabic is likely to hear.

sures, civil and military grades, &c., which “What makes the book so peculiarly are prefixed to it.”-A. H. SAYCE. The

valuable are the numerous idioms and Academy, October 24th, 1896. Captain Sir Richard Burton's Works. 7 vols.

demy 8vo. Published in extra cloth at £2. 28, reduced to 218 1893

The Memorial edition, edited by Lady Separate works, like the “ PILGRIMAGE Burton.

of Mecca and MEDINA." 2 vols., and the This reprint of the valiant Captain's illustrated edition of - Vikram and the works is cheap, in a handy form, and is Vampire,” are offered at 48 per volume printed in good-sized readable type.

instead of 6s. The LARGE PAPER edition of“ VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE," with 33 illustra

tions by Griset (published at 218), extra illustrated, is row offered at 108

1893 Very few copies remain of 250 printed.

Cretan Pictographs and Præ

Evans's (A. J.)
Phænician Script, royal 8vo. cloth, 188

1895 Nearly out of print. " It has been given to but few to discover a clue to the existence of a system of a new system of writing, and Mr. A. J. picture-writing in the Greek lands. If his Evans is one of the fortunate ones. The conclusions are accepted, the result will be discovery is a triumph of learning and an important revision of the early alphabet skill, and is likely to bear important fruit and of the relations between prehistoric for the archæology of the eastern basin of Greek civilization and that of the Orient." the Mediterranean. The learned world is “The report of Mr. Evans's first disalready acquainted with the main featnres coveries was submitted by him to the of the discovery from the papers Mr. Evans Hellenic Society as early as the autumn of read upon the subject; we now have the 1893. Later investigations, made in 1894, opportunity of studying it in all its details not only confirmed this discovery as regards in the sumptuous and profusely illustrated the ' pictographic' system, but brought to volume which he has recently published.” light trustworthy evidence of the existence

The Academy, August 29th, 1896. in the island at a very early period of a " In

recent explorations in Crete, linear system of writing standing in a Mr. Evans, Keeper of the Ashmolean certain relation to the pictorial Museum, in Oxford, believes he has found

Putnam's Notes, March, 1896.

Eisen and Lancret Illustrations :
LA FONTAINE'S Tales and Novels in verse, 2 vols. royal 8vo. with 85

engravings by EISEN, and 38 after LANCRET, Boucher and Pater (pub. at £6. 68), cloth, £2. 28

1896 The impressions of these beautiful plates are still most satisfactory; the different series

are here for the first time issued together, to illustrate the one edition. Publications of Madras Government Museum,

8vo. EDITED BY EDGAR THURSTON, C.m.z.s., etc. Bulletin No. 1.-Pearl and Chank Fisheries of the Gulf of Manaar, pp. 62, diagram and 4 plates, 2s

1894 No. 2.-Notes on Tours along the Malabar Coast, 1s

189+ No. 3.-Rámésaram Island and the Fauna of the Gulf of Manaar, plates, ls 61

1895 No. 4.-Anthropology of the Todas and Khotas of the Nilgiri Hills; and of

the Brahmans, Kammalans, Pallis and Pariahs of Madras City, plates and diagrams, 28 6d

1896 Vol

. II., No. 1.-Anthropology. Badagas and Irulas of the Nilgiris ; Paniyans of Malabar; a Chinese-Tamil Cross; a Cheruman Skull; Kurubá or Kurumba ; Summary of Results, 68 pp. 17 plates, 28

1897 Walton's Complete Angler, or, CONTEMPLATIVE

MAN'S RECREATION, being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing, by Isaak Walton and CHARLES Cotton. With an Abridgment of the Lives of the Authors by Sir John HAWKINS, Kt. Edited, with Notes from a Naturalist's Point of View, by J. E. HARTING, Iwo volumes 4to. about 300 pages each, the Edition de Luxe, half vellum, cloth sides, over fifty illustrations, many being copies of pictures painted by John Linnell Senior, three of which are now published for the first time, and are etched, together with a portrait of John Linnell, by Percy Thomas, R.P.E.; also, 98. a special feature of this edition, are ailded many artistic drawings of Riverside Animals and Birds, by G. E. Lodge (TERCENTENARY EDITION, 350 copies

only, numbered, published at £6. 68), cloth, £2. 2: 1896 The tercentenary (quarto) edition of To begin with, the typography is of rare "The Complete Angler,' published in two excellence, and it is set off to perfection by volumes by Samuel Bagster & Sons, and the hand-made paper, with its goodly edited by Mr. J. E. Harting, will appeal margins. What collector, too, will not powerfully to bibliophiles and lovers of the covet the plates on Japanese vellum ? " gentle craft, combining, as it does, nearly

The Times every attraction that a book cau possess.

NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE

New Work now Ready for Issue
THE ART WORKMANSHIP

OF THE

MAORI RACE IN NEW ZEALAND

A SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS FROM SPECIALLY.TAKEN PHOTOGRAPHS

WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES AND ESSAYS

ON THE

CANOES, HABITATIONS, WEAPONS, ORNAMENTS, AND DRESS

OF THE MAORIS

TOGETHER WITH

LISTS OF THE WORDS IN THE MAORI LANGUAGE USED IN

RELATION TO THE SUBJECTS

BY

AUGUSTUS HAMILTON

REGISTRAR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, DUNEDIN

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, DUNEDIN, N.Z.

Price of each Part, 78. éd.

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This important descriptive work is the result of much hard labour, and an expense not wholly borne by the Institute. The Author has, with his camera, visited many outlying parts of Maoriland with great enterprise and success. He has also been accorded liberal aid by the custodians of public museums and owners of private collections, in making his illustrations thoroughly complete.

PART I., which is now ready, describes the Canoes of the Maoris, and has an Introductory Chapter giving a structural and historical account of the Maori Canoes, and of the wonderful display of art knowledge and labour used in their construction. This part will contain 10 photo-process plates representing 27 characteristic carvings, and each illustration has its description on the page opposite to the plate. There are also many illustrations distributed in the text of the Introductory

WELLINGTON, January 20th, 1897.

Chapter and letterpress. The whole part contains 68 quarto pages.

Five parts will complete a volume. The succeeding parts will be devoted to the following subjects :PART II.-DWELLINGS. PART III.-WEAPONS. PART IV.-DRESS AND DECORA

TION,
PART V.-SOCIAL LIFE.

Upwards of 500 photographs have already been secured for the illustration of this national work, and steps are being taken to secure all that are required to preserve for future reference the intellectual and artistic achievements of the Maori Race before they are lost.

PART II. will be ready about August next.

Intending subscribers to the work should apply early to Mr. QUARITCH.

JAMES HECTOR,
MANAGER N.Z. INSTITUTE.

G. NORMAN AND SON, PRINTERS, FLORAL STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON.

A CATALOGUE OF WORKS

ON

NATURAL HISTORY,

THE SCIENCES, TRANSACTIONS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES.

PART I
Comprising a Valuable Collection of Books

ON

BOTANY, ASTRONOMY, GARDENS, AND

GARDENING

OF THE LATE

CHIEFLY FROM THE LIBRARIES
FREEMAN C. S. ROPER, ESQ.,

"
F.L.S., F.R.M.S., etc., of Palgrave House, Eastbourne; and

R. PEIRSON, ESQ., M.A.,
Winner of the Adams Prize, 1858 (Cambridge). Author of the " Theory of the long

inequality of Uranus and Neptune."

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BERNARD QUARITCH, 15 Piccadilly London, September, 1897

le printing and posting of my Rough Lists is a considerable expense to me. herefore appeal to the recipients to favour me occasionally with an order, trwise the sending of these Catalogues must be suspended.-B.Q.

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