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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of ..., Volume 2
Alexander Von Humboldt
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Page 3 - Translated. In 2 vols. History of Christian Dogmas. Translated. In 2 vols. Christian Life in the Early and Middle Ages, including his
Page 523 - Petrarch's Sonnets, and other Poems. Translated into English Verse. By various hands. With a Life of the Poet, by THOMAS CAMPBELL. With 16 Engravings. Pickering's History of the Races of Man, with an Analytical Synopsis of the Natural History of Man.
Page 523 - Engravings on Steel. Miller's History of the Anglo-Saxons. Written in a popular style, on the basis of Sharon Turner. Portrait of Alfred, Map of Saxon Britain, and 12 elaborate Engravings on Steel. Milton's Poetical Works. With a Memoir by JAMES...
Page 7 - With Index to the entire Work. In 3 vols. Matthew of Westminster's Flowers of History, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain ; to AD 1307. Translated by CD YONGE. In 2 vols. Ordericus Vitalis' Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy.
Page 4 - Every Day in the Year. Taylor's (Bishop Jeremy) Holy Living and Dying. Portrait. Thierry's Conquest of England by the Normans. Translated by WILLIAM HAZLITT. Portrait. In 2 vols. Thierry's Tiers Etat, or Third Estate, in France. Translated by FB WELLS, 2 vols. In one. 6*.
Page 182 - Tamanacs are asked how the human race survived this great deluge, the ' age of water,' of the Mexicans, they say, "a man and a woman saved themselves on a high mountain, called Tamanacu, situated on the banks of the Asiveru ; and casting behind them, over their heads, the fruits of the mauritia palm-tree, they saw the seeds contained in those fruits produce men and women, who repeopled the earth.
Page 6 - Burke's Works. In 6 Volumes. Vol. 1. Vindication of Natural Society, On the Sublime and Beautiful, and Political Miscellanies. Vol. 2. French Revolution, &c. Vol. 3. Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs ; the Catholic Claims, &c. Vol. 4. On the Affairs of India, and Charge against Warren Hastings.
Page 7 - Medici, and Garden of Cyrus. VOL 3. Urn-Burial, Tracts, and Correspondence. Chronicles of the Crusaders. Richard of Devizes, Geoffrey de Vlusauf, Lord de Joinville. Chronicles of the Tombs. A Collection of Remarkable Epitaphs.