This section is from the book "The Book Of Cats", by Charles Henry Ross. Also available from Amazon: The Book Of Cats: A Chit-Chat Chronicle Of Feline Facts And Fancies, Legendary, Lyrical, Medical, Mirthful And Miscellaneous.
With Illustrations. Fcap. 8vo. price 5s. each, cloth.
Or, the Life and Adventures of a British Seaman of the Old School.
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"With the exception of Capt. Marryat, we know of no English author who will compare with Mr. Kingston as a writer of books of nautical adventure." - Illustrated News.
Or, the Yarn of an Old Sailor about his Early Life and Adventures.
Fred Markham In Russia
Or, the Boy Travellers in the Land of the Czar.
Or Neil D'Arcy's Sea Life and Adventures.
A Tale of the Indian Ocean. Second Edition.
Peter The Whaler
His early Life and Adventures in the Arctic Regions. Third Edition.
Or, the Graham Family in New Zealand. By Mrs. I. E. AylmeR.
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The Adventures and Experiences of Biddy DorkING and of the FAT FROG. Edited by Mrs. S. C. Hall. Illustrated by H. Weir. 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges. "Most amusingly and wittily told." - Morning Herald.
Historical Acting Charades
Or, Amusements for Winter Evenings, by the author of "Cat and Dog," etc. New Edition. Fcap. 8vo., price 3s. 6d. cloth gilt edges. "A rare book for Christmas parties, and of practical value." - Illustrated News.
The Story Of Jack And The Giants:
With thirty-five Illustrations by Richard Doyle. Beautifully printed.
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"In Doyle's drawings we have wonderful conceptions, which will secure the book a place amongst the treasures of collectors, as well as excite the imaginations of children." - Illustrated Times.
Granny's Wonderful Chair And Its Tales Of Fairy Times
By Frances Browne. Illustrations by Kenny Meadows. 3s. 6d. cloth, 4s. 6d. coloured.
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The Early Dawn
Or, Stories to Think about. Illustrated by PI. Weir. Second Edition. Price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
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Tales Of Magic And Meaning
Written and Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill. 4to.; price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured.
"Cleverly written, abounding in frolic and pathos, and inculcates so pure a moral, that we must pronounce him a very fortunate little fellow, who catches these 'Tales of Magic,' as a windfall from 'The Christmas Tree'." - Athenaeum.
Peter Parley's Fagots For The Fire Side
Or, Tales of Fact and Fancy. Twelve Illustrations. New Edition.
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Letters From Sarawak,
Addressed to a Child; embracing an Account of the Manners, Customs, and Religion of the Inhabitants of Borneo, with Inciderts of Missionary Life among the Natives. By Mrs. M'Dougall. Fourth Thousand, with Illustrations. 3s. 6d. cloth. "All is new, interesting, and admirably told." - Church and State Gazette.
Kate And Rosalind
Or, Early Experiences. By the author of "Quicksands on Foreign Shores," etc. Fcap. 8vo, 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. gilt edges.
"A book of unusual merit. The story is exceedingly well told, and the characters are drawn with a freedom and boldness seldom met with." - Church of England Quarterly.
"The Irish scenes are of an excellence that has not been surpassed since the best days of Miss Edgeworth." - Eraser's Magazine.
Or, The History of an Adopted Child. By Geraldine E.
JewsburY. With an Illustration by John Absolon. Fcap. 8vo,
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"With wonderful power, only to be matched by as admirable a simplicity,Miss Jewsbury has narrated the history of a child. For nobility of purpose, for simple, nervous writing, and for artistic construction, it is one of the most valuable works of the day." - Lady's Companion.
The Discontented Children And How They Were Cured
By M. and E. Kirby. Illustrated by H. K. Browne (Phiz.). Third edition, price 2s. 6d. cloth;
3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
"We know no better method of banishing 'discontent' from school-room and nursery than by introducing this wise and clever story to their inmates." - Art Journal.
The Talking Bird
Or, the Little Girl who knew what was going to happen. By M. and E. Kirby. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Second Edition. Price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
Or, Pride goes before a Fall. By M. and E. Kirby. Illustrated by Absolon. Price 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
"It is nearly such a story as Miss Edgeworth might have written on the same theme." - The Press.