A trip to Mexico, or Recollections of a ten-months' ramble in 1849-50, by a barrister [A.C. Forbes?]. (Google eBook)

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1851
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Page 265 - Artillery, &c. &c. Edited by Dr. HUGH FALCONER. The Fossil Bones drawn from Nature and on Stone by GH FORD and Assistants. . The work will be completed in about Twelve Parts, each containing twelve folio plates.
Page 259 - Mr. Ruskin's book bears so unmistakeably the marks of keen and accurate observation , of a true and subtle judgment and refined sense of beauty, joined with so much earnestness, so noble a sense of the purposes and business of art, and such a command of rich and glowing language, that it cannot but tell powerfully in producing a more religious view of the uses of architecture, and a deeper insight into its artistic principles." Guardian.
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Page 265 - A work of immense labour and research Nothing has ever appeared in lithography in this country at all comparable to these plates : and as regards the representations of minute osseous texture, by Mr. Ford, they are perhaps the most perfect that have yet been produced in any country. . . . The work has commenced with the Elephant group, in which the authors say ' is most signally displayed the numerical richness of forms which characterises the Fossil Fauna of India ;' and the first chapter relates...
Page 260 - The power of graphic delineation and expression is intense. There are scenes which, for strength and delicacy of emotion, are not transcended in the range of English fiction.
Page 259 - THE SEVEN LAMPS OF ARCHITECTURE. By JOHN RUSKIN, Author of "Modern Painters.
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Page 268 - is a most useful book, containing more condensed and solid general information than we have ever before found collected on the subject of which it treats. To the actual planter it will be found a most valuable work.
Page 266 - Numbers may be had, 3*. each, coloured ; 2*. plain. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE GENERA OF BIRDS. Now publishing in Numbers, royal 4to., each containing 4 Plates, price 3*. coloured. Part I. is just completed, price 36*.

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