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G. P. POTNAM & CO'S PUBLICATIONS.
IRVING'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON.
AND INCLUDING THIE
INAUGURATION OF WASHINGTON AS PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES. Subscribers' edition in octavo, with portrait of Mrs. Washington profile likeness of Washington in 1782, and two maps. Price $2. Popular edition in 12mo., with portrait. Price $1 50.
The four volumes are thus COMPLETE IN THEMSELVES, comprising the WHOLE OF WASHINGTON'S MILITARY LIFE.
The PRESIDENTIAL Life will be complete in one vol., uniform with the above.
Early and Military Life of Washington : :
INCLUDING A COMPREHENSIVE
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
BY WASHINGTON IRVING. Complete in 4 vols. 8vo. Price $8, cloth; half calf, extra, $13; full calf, extra, $16; mor. extra, gilt edge, $20.
Popular edition, 4 vols. 12mo., $6; half calf, extra, $9 50; half calf, antique, $9 50.
" It is evident that the author has not only carefully investigated a vast amount of original materials to which few persons could have had access, but that he also has devoted many years to & most congenial subject. In justice to the publishers, we may state that the work has been got up in a style well worthy of its subject."—Evening Bulletin, Phila.
“The time for representing Washington as a statue or a man of iron has gone by. He begins to be known as a man of immense passion, of the tenderest as well as strongest family affections, and of the most unaffected domesticity of taste.
All that patient and comprehensive research can do, Mr. Irving has done."—Christian Inquirer.
“ This may be said to be the only life of Washington ever written. Irving has thrown around his story the graces of his brilliant style, and imparted a variety to his pages which never suffers the interest of his readers to flag. His work is a real, solid acquisition to the living literature of the age, and will take its place among those favored few which will go down to posterity."- Pittsburgh Gazette.
“ This is the life of Washington that will be read, others hereafter will only be referred to."N. Y. Courier & Enquirer.
* Every sentence is stamped with the individuality of genius."— Ballou's Pictorial,
" It is, in short, a model biography, and will meet with a welcome from all classes." N. E. Farmer.
A great National Work for every American.
THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF IRVING'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON.
G. P. Putnam & Co. are now publishing a new edition of this great work, in semi-monthly parts, price 25 cents each. Each volume will consist of 14 Parts, handsomely printed in Imperial 8vo. The whole work will be illustrated by about 80 superior Engravings on steel, including Portraits and original Historical Designs, by eminent Artists, with numerous Woodcuts and Maps. Each Part will contain at least 32 pages and one Engraving on Steel ; every, other part will have two Steel Plates.
TERMS OF PUBLICATION: 1. Each semi-monthly Part, containing as above specified, 25 cents, payable on delivery. 2. All subscribers must engage to take the entire work.
8. The second and subsequent volumes will be issued in double parts—and the whole will be published at regular intervals of two weeks. Among the Illustrations already engrated or nearly completed, are the following:
PORTRAITS. Gex. SCHUYLER,
Gey. St. Clair, Gen. BURGOYNE, Robert Morris,
GEN. LORD STIRLING, GOL. Cras. LEE, Gex, Stark,
Gen. Count Pulaski, Col. W. Washington, GEN. GLOVER,
GEN, SIR Wm. Howe, Gex. MONTGOMERY, GEN, MERCER, GEORGE CLINTON,
GEN. Sm IIENRY CLINTON, GEN. CADWALLADER, GEN. SULLIVAN, GEY. THOMAS,
Gex. LORD CORNWALLIS. WASILINGTON, from the Picture by Peale.
WASHINGTON, from Broon's Statue. WASHINGTOx, from the Picture by Trumbull,
WASHINGTON, from Original Profile. WASHINGTON, from the Picture by Wertmuller,
Mrs. WASHINGTON (early Portrait). Wasilingros, from the Picture by Stuart.
Mrs. WASHINGTON, from Stuurt. WASHINGTON, from lloudon's Bust.
Miss PuiLLIPSE, from Original Picture. WASHINGTOX, from Loudon's Statue.
ILLUSTRATIONS ON STEEL,
HISTORICAL SCENES, CHIEFLY FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS. Site of Washington's Birth-Place. Fortifying Bunker's Hill.
Announcement of Independence. Mount Vernon (Three Views). Fort Ticonderoga.
Battle of Trenton.
Battle of Germantown,
Washington Quelling a Riot. Washington going to Congress.
Washington Crossing the Delaware.
sion, &c., &c. &c. “This must always remain, par eminence, the history of the Father of bis Country.”— Phil. Bulletin.
N. B. It is intended that the Illustrations in this edition shall be worthy of the subject and of the author. The best artists have been engaged to make original drawings, and the most eminent engravers are secured. No expense will be spared to make the engravings creditable to American art, and fully satisfactory to amateurs of fastidious taste.
Notice to Purchasers of the Octavo Edition. Subscribers to the octavo edition are informed that the publishers propose to produce alı the above illustrations on paper of the same size (octavo), and to furnish them, as soon as completed, in a single volume; which can be bound to match the four volumes of text; or the plates can be distributed in their places through the work.
The Engravings to Illustrate the Four Volumes Will thus be issued in a single volume or portfolio, octavo, as soon as they are completed. PRICE of the ILLUSTRATIONS to the FOUR VOLUMES, SIX DOLLARS.
Orders received by the Agents or by any Bookseller. N. B. Orders should be given early, as we shall print only as many as are subscribed for before publication
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WASHINGTON IRVING'S WORKS.
THE WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING. Author's Re
vised Edition, handsomely printed in 15 vols. 12mo., comprising
the following works, viz. : KNIOKKRBOCKER,
1 vol. , Crayon MISCELLANY, 1 vol. SKETон Воок, .
1 BRACEBRIDGE Hail,
MAHOMET AND HIS SUCCESSORS, 2
1 Astoria, .
Sets of the above may be had in the following bindings, viz. : cloth, $19 00
$20 00 half calf, $30 00 half calf ext., 33 00 half calf antiq. 33 00 calf extra, 37 50 calf antique, 40 00 inor. ext. gt. ed. 48 00
THE SECOND SERIES OF IRVING’s Works will comprise the following,
printed uniformly with the above, but numbered and bound separately, viz. :
THE LIFE OF WASHINGTON. 4 vols. $1 50 each.
WOLFERT'S ROOST. (Now ready.) 12mo., cloth, $1 25. New volumes. (Preparing.)
THE LIBRARY EDITION, IN 8vo., OF THE LIFE OF WASHINGTON, with portraits and plans, is published
only by subscription. The Military Life is NOW COMPLETE in 4 vols. Price in cloth, $8; half calf ext., $13; calf ext., $16; mor.
General Comments on Irving's Turitings. " The publication of this volume* may prompt many readers to brush up their acquaintance with our oldest and most charming American essayist. A new raco of writers bas appeared on the stage since his merits have been crowned with the most beautiful guerdon of authorshipplace in the memory and in the hearts of the wise, the thoughtful, the mirthful, the pure, the gentle, and the refined-but who has approached to revered veteran in the launbent brilliancy of his wit, the fascinating charm of his gayety, the youthful playfulness with which he hits off the numerous and whimsical in character, the facile grace of his pictures of nature, or the tranquil amenity with which he moralizes on the aims of life, alluring the reader to modest wisdom and chastened emotions, amid the feverous heats and dazzling glares of our every-day pursuits! Long will it be before the literature of this country will produce the rival of Wasbington Irving, and
. Wolfert'. Roost
WASHINGTON IRVING'S WORKS- --continued.
song may he live to enjoy the happy pre-eminonce which he 80 gracefully adorng."
New York Tribune.
“ Fow annong the present readers of light literature-those 'omnivorous swallowers,' who bolt every thing warm and reeking from the press—have enjoyed the privilege of reading a new work from the pen of Washington Irving. For, to tell the truth, since that worthy gentleman has laid aside the pen with which so much that is memorable in American literature was conjured into being, a new and rabid class of readers has sprung into existence. Instead of the genial humor, the wholesome satire, the finished style of that distinguished author, we have pruriency, sar. casm, cant, flippancy, and cornmonplace. Readers, forty thousand to a book, have been found to batten on this unctuous melange, and the supply bas continued with unabated malignancy. Imagination and fancy are alike unknown; they are dead, buried, and not likely to rise again The potency of a literature is infallibly tested by the reminiscences it provokes. An aatbor who can people a little world of his own, with such beings as man can attach himself to, lives in the commonplace suggestiveness of the hour."—N. Y. Daily Times.
"The other writings of Irving have been re-published and re-issued over and over again, in all sorts of editions, and still the demand for them flows on in a steady stream. A library is incomplete without them. The name of Irving has given lustre to American letters. He first, like the sun, dissipated the mists of prejudice which blinded and obscured the vision of foreigners and his warm and genial rays first lighted up the pages of our national literature, and illustrated the answer to the sneering inquiry, Who reads an American book?' He, chief of all, bas an English and Continental faine, while, to his own countrymen, his name is as a household word. He has equally the love and respeet of all bis fellow citizens.
" Mr. Irving publishes this work at the ripe age of 72. His literary life bas occupied more than half a century. It will make the old young again to read this volume, carrying them back, as it dues, to tho early promise of the gifted writer, and leading them along over the many years during wbich they have been beguiled by his genius, instructed by his wisdom, and charmed by his sunny spirit and his hearty geniality." * -Rochester American.
" The golden prose of Irving has long since sunk into the heart of every reader of the English language. He is one of the rare few anticipating the verdict of posterity, and wearing, whilo living, the laurels of a classic And no wonder, for his pure, genial sentiment, his clear thought, his musical sentences, bis graphic words, form a combination of qualities that the whole range of English literature has never excelled. His style is transparent as a brook, showing the ideas as clearly as the crystal element does its pebbles, "-Albany Knickerbocker.
“Do we really appreciate his works? The many pages that he has written, each binding man more nearly to his fellow; the many sketches that have caused Nature to become doubly endeared to us; that have made the Alhambra live again in all its early glory; that have rovealed to us tho workings of Columbus' yearning anind; that have cast an eternal spring over the whole region of the Hudson ; that avo destroyed more prejudices than litical Reformers have revived, and bave purified the every-day existence of this dollarous age, we cannot willingly pass unrecognized.”—New Orleans Delta.
" The library which does not contain these writings is indeed deficient."--Cam. Chronicle.
" Great Britain, Franco, Northern and Southern Europe, are alike familiar with his delightful and most healthful writings, and doubtless his own good standing abroad has done more than any other single cause to introduce the names and works of others of our countrymen. There is charm about his writings to which old and young, the educated and the simple, bear cheerful witness."-Christian Inquirer.
“What JOHNSON and Addison have become as authors to the students of all countries, Wash Ington Irving will follow to mould and correct the literary taste of future generations. "--High land Eagle