The Book-Buyer's Guide; Being a List of the Principal Books Published in the Various Departments of Literature

The Book-Buyer's Guide; Being a List of the Principal Books Published in the Various Departments of Literature

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...not see any." The author discovered that "the soil of Corea produced rice, tea, tobacco, excellent cotton, and its minerals are gold, silver, copper, iron, and lead. Some anthracite coal brought on board burned very well, and the natives declared it could be procured in any quantities." The officials at Corea expressed to Captain James their willingness to trade with foreigners, but were unable to do so without the sanction of the Emperor of China, for a treaty existed restricting the trade with China only. Some day we shall trade with Corea, and then the old, old story will be repeated. Will not our surplus population be a sufficient excuse? Sister Martha, by Benjamin Wilson, is a tale which the Athenaum earnestly entreats its readers to abstain from perusing, for never before in all its experience did it come across a more worthless book. But this was written before our contemporary saw Clumber Chase, by G. G. Scott, which is condemned as being "a most illiterate novel." In its pages we are told that " the impotent rage of a worldly ecclesiastic or an unsexed woman, breathes through every puny utterance where an adverse system or leader is concerned." Of Friends and Acquaintances, by the Author of Episodes in an Obscure Life, the same authority observes: --" What tea-board painting of the better sort is to high pictorial art, so is this work with regard to literature of a high quality." The critic might have used the word that instead of so. The second volume of the Iliad of Homer with English Notes, by F. A. Paley, M.A., has made its appearance, and is additional evidence of the author's learning, and his ingenuity in defending himself against critics who condemned some theories advanced by him on a...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527860
  • 9781236527868