Handbook for Readers and Students; Intended as a Help to Individuals, Associations, School Districts and Seminaries of Learning, in the Selection of Works for Reading, Investigation, Or Professional Study
General Books, Feb 9, 2012
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1863 Excerpt: ... London Aihencewm. London Spectator. These are weekly papers, mainly occupied with reviews of current literature and with literary intelligence. They are very able and spirited. Journals of Education. Of these there are many. The most valuable are those published in Albany (by Francis Dwight), in Boston (by Horace Mann), and in Kentucky. XII. ENCYCLOPAEDIAS, &c " There is a kind of physiognomy in the titles of books no less than in the faces of men, by which a skilful observer will as well know what to expect from the one as the other."--Butler's Remains. Encyclopedia Americana. We consider this publication as creditable to the editors and their coadjutors, and to the enlightened and enterprising publishers who have undertaken to furnish a work of reference well worthy to occupy a place among the books of every man of intelligence, taste, and enlightened curiosity.--Am. Quart. Rev. It is mainly a translation of the German Conversations Lexicon, with the addition, however, of much new matter, especially on the United States. 13 vols. 8vo, $22 50, Philadelphia, 1830. Brande's Encyclopaedia. We recommend it as a most useful work, and equally so to all classes.--London Athcntzum. $3 00, New-York. Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. In this work all the great questions of civil and religious liberty have been advocated, the inalienable rights of humanity pled, and the sound doctrines of our faith established and expounded.--Dedication. Rees's Encyclopaedia. This is an enlargement and revision of Chambers's Cyclopaedia. In many departments it is very full and able. Penny Cyclopaedia. The plan of this work was to give pretty fully, under each separate head, as much information as can be conveyed within reasonable limits. It also attempts to give such general views of all grea...
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