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BOOK OF THE THAMES, from its Rise to its Fall.
BY MR. AND MRS. S.C. HALL
WITH NUMEROUS ILl.u.s.tRATIONS,
THE AUTHORS TO THE PUBLIC.
We have the honour to submit to the public a "Book of the Thames, from its Rise to its Fall," hopeful that our readers may share with us the enjoyment we have so long and so often derived from the "King of Island Rivers."
We have traced the bountiful river from the bubbling well out of which it issues, in the meadow by Trewsbury Mead--its lonely birthplace--through its whole course, gathering tributaries, and pa.s.sing with them through tranquil villages, populous towns, and crowded cities; ever fertilizing, ever beautifying, ever enriching, until it reaches the most populous city of the modern or the ancient world, forming thence the great highway by which a hundred nations traverse the globe. Aided by several accomplished artists, we have largely ill.u.s.trated this volume, not only by engravings of its picturesque scenery, but by introducing the various objects of interest that are found upon its banks.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
"It is a book to endear to us our native England, and, produced with all the elegance of the printer's and the binder's art, will richly adorn the drawing-room table."--_Daily News._
"It is by far the pleasantest book, certainly the most complete in design and execution, that has been published about the Thames for many years, and we can easily understand that in writing it the authors performed 'a labour of love.'"--_Morning Post._
"This is one of the best in appearance of the ornamental works of the season ... the binding and the typography are excellent, and the style lively, superficial, and showy."--_John Bull._
"A faithful as well as an agreeable guide to whatever of interest occurs along the entire course of the river. In short, it is a pleasant, well-written, and very handsome book on the pleasantest river an author could have to write about."--_Literary Gazette._
IN THREE BINDINGS:
Superbly gilt 21s.
ARTHUR HALL, VIRTUE, & CO., 25, PATERNOSTER ROW.