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WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED AND IN PROGRESS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY.

In order to secure to science the full advantage of Discoveries in Natural History, the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury have been pleased to make a liberal grant of money towards defraying part of the expenses of the following important publications. They have, in consequence, been undertaken on a scale worthy of the high patronage thus received, and are offered to the public at a much lower price than would otherwise have been possible.

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THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H. M.S. SULPHUR,

Under the Command of Captain SIR EDWARD BELCHER, R.N., C.B., F.R.G.S., &c. Edited and Superintended by RICHARD BRINSLEY HINDS, Esq., Surgeon R.N., attached to the Expedition.-The extensive and protracted voyage of Her Majesty's Ship "Sulphur," having been productive of many new and valuable additions to Natural History, a number of which are of considerable scientific interest, it has been determined to publish them in a collected form, with illustrations of such as are hitherto new or unfigured. The collection has been assembled from a variety of countries, embraced within the limits of a voyage prosecuted along the shores of North and South America, among the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and in the circumnavigation of the globe. In many of these, no doubt, the industry and research of previous navigators may have left no very prominent objects unobserved, yet in others there will for some time remain abundant scope for the Naturalist. Among the countries visited by the "Sulphur,” and which in the present state of science arc invested with more particular interest, may be mentioned the Californias, Columbia River, the North-west coast of America, the Feejee Group (a portion of the Friendly Islands), New Zealand, New Ireland, New Guinea, China, and Madagascar. Published in Royal Quarto Parts, price 10s. each, with beautifully coloured Plates.

THIS WORK IS NOW COMPLETE, and may be had in sewed Parts, price 51., or in half-russia, or cloth binding, at a small addition to the price.-Parts I. and II. contain MAMMALIA, by J. E. GRAY, Esq., F.R.S.-Parts III. and IV. BIRDS, by J. GOULD, Esq., F. L. S.Parts V., IX., and X. FISH, by J. RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S.Parts VI., VII., and VIII. SHELLS, by R. B. HINDS, Esq.

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THE BOTANY OF THE VOYAGE OF H. M. S. SULPHUR,

Under the Command of Captain Sir EDWARD BELCHER, R.N., C.B.,
F.R.G.S., &c., during the years 1836-42. Edited and Superintended
by RICHARD BRINSLEY HINDS, Esq., Surgeon, R.N., attached to the
Expedition. The Botanical Descriptions by GEORGE BENTHAM, Esq.

THIS WORK IS NOW COMPLETE, and may be had in six sewed Parts, price 31., or in half-russia, or cloth binding, at a small addition to the price.

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THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H. M.S. BEAGLE,

Under the Command of Captain FITZROY, R.N., during the years 1832-36. Edited and Superintended by CHARLES DARWIN, Esq., M.A., F.R.S., Sec. G. S., Naturalist to the Expedition. Comprising highly-finished representations of the most novel and interesting objects in Natural History, collected during the voyage of the "Beagle," with descriptive Letterpress, and a general Sketch of the Zoology of the Southern Part of South America. Figures are given of many species of animals hitherto unknown or but imperfectly described; together with an account of their habits, ranges, and places of habitation. The collections were chiefly made in the provinces bordering on the Rio Plata, in Patagonia, the Falkland Islands, Tierra del Fuego, Chili, and the Galapagos Archipelago in the Pacific.

THIS WORK IS NOW COMPLETE, and may be had in sewed Parts, price 81. 15s., or in half-russia, or cloth binding, at a small addition to the price.

Nos. 1, 7, 8, and 13.
FOSSIL MAMMALIA.

By Richard Owen, Esq., F.R.S., Professor of Anatomy and Physiology to the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

With a Geological Introduction,

By Charles Darwin, Esq., M.A., F.R.S. This Division of the Work complete, Price 17. 10s. in sewed Parts, or 17. 14s. in cloth lettered.

Nos. 2, 4, 5, and 10.
MAMMALIA.

By George R. Waterhouse, Esq.,
Curator of the Zoological Society of
London, &c.

This Division of the Work complete, Price 17. 18s. in sewed Parts, or 21. 2s. in cloth lettered.

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ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ZOOLOGY OF SOUTH AFRICA. Comprising all the new species of Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, and Fishes, obtained during the Expedition fitted out by "The Cape of Good Hope Association for exploring Central Africa," in the years 1834, 1835, and 1836, with Letterpress Descriptions, and a Summary of African Zoology. By ANDREW SMITH, M.D., Surgeon to the Forces, and Director of the Expedition. In Royal Quarto Parts, price 10s. and 12s. each, containing on an average ten beautifully coloured Engravings, with descriptive Letterpress. The whole of the Plates are engraved in the highest style of art, from the Original Drawings taken expressly for this Work, and beautifully coloured after nature. Twenty-three Parts are now published.

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PUBLISHED WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF HER MAJESTY'S TREASURY.

GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE DURING THE
VOYAGE OF H. M. S. BEAGLE,
Under the Command of CAPTAIN FITZROY, R.N.

Part I.-On Coral Formations.

By CHARLES DARWIN, M.A., F.R.S., Sec. G. S., &c. Demy 8vo., illustrated with Plates and Woodcuts, price 15s. bound in cloth.

Part II.-On the Volcanic Islands of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Together with a brief Notice of the Geology of the Cape of Good Hope, and of part of Australia. Price 10s. 6d. demy 8vo. cloth, with Map.

Part III.-On the Geology of South America.

Demy 8vo., illustrated with Map.

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AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND COURSE OF STORMS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN,

SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR; with a view of discovering their Origin, Extent, Rotatory Character, Rate and Direction of Progression, Barometrical Depression, and other concomitant phenomena; for the practical purpose of enabling ships to ascertain the proximity and relative position of Hurricanes; with suggestions on the means of avoiding them. By ALEXANDER THOM, Surgeon 86th Royal County Down Regiment. In one vol. 8vo., with Map and Plates, price 128. cloth.

"The work before us is most valuable to seamen. Mr. Thom gives us the result of his observations at the Mauritius; a station which is peculiarly well adapted for observing the hurricanes of the Indian Ocean, the ravages of which seamen have annually experienced; and those observations, combined with the results obtained by indefatigable enquiry, have entitled him to the gratitude of seamen, who may now profit by them. Mr. Thom's theory is rational and philosophical, and to us it is most satisfactory. There are important considerations for seamen in this work."-Nautical Magazine.

"The author proceeds in strict accordance with the principles of inductive philosophy, and collects all his facts before he draws his inferences or propounds a theory. His statements are so full and clear, and drawn from such simple sources, yet are so decisive in their tendency, that we think there can be no doubt he has established the rotatory action of storms. The practical application of his investigations are too palpable to be missed."-Britannia.

A DISSERTATION ON THE TRUE AGE OF THE EARTH, As ASCERTAINED FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. Containing a Review of the Opinions of Ancient and Modern Chronologers, including Usher, Hales, Clinton, and Cuninghame; and a Chronological Table of the Principal Epochs and Events in Sacred and Profane History, from the Creation to the Present Time. By PROFESSOR WALLACE. In demy 8vo., price 12s. cloth. "It is learned and laborious."-Britannia.

EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES, CHEMICAL AND AGRICULTURAL.

Part I. contains-Carbon a Compound Body made by Plants, in quan-
tities varying with the circumstances under which they are placed.-
Part II. Decomposition of Carbon during the Putrefactive Fermentation.
By ROBERT RIGG, F.R.S. In demy 8vo., price 7s. 6d.

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SMITH, ELDER AND CO., CORNHILL.

THE ONLY COMPLETE AND UNIFORM EDITION OF THE WORKS OF
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY.

THE LIFE AND COLLECTED WORKS OF SIR
HUMPHRY DAVY, BART.

Foreign Associate of the Institute of France, &c. Edited by his Brother,
JOHN DAVY, M.D., F.R.S. Now complete in 9 vols. post 8vo., price
108. 6d. cach, in cloth binding. Each volume is complete in itself, and
is sold separately.

CONTENTS:

Vol. I.-The Life of Sir H. Davy, with a Portrait.

"This biography is admirably written-correct details, full of instruction, and amusing throughout."-London Review.

Vol. II.-The Whole of Sir H. Davy's Early Miscellaneous
Papers,

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From 1799 to 1805; with an INTRODUCTORY LECTURE, and Outlines of LECTURES ON CHEMISTRY delivered in 1802 and 1804.

Vol. III.-Researches on Nitrous Oxide,

And the COMBINATION of OXYGEN and AZOTE; and on the RESPI-
RATION of NITROUS OXIDE and other Gases.

Vol. IV.-Elements of Chemical Philosophy.
With twelve Plates of Chemical Apparatus.

Vols. V. & VI.-Bakerian Lectures.

And other Papers in PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS, and JOURNAL of the ROYAL INSTITUTION. With numerous engravings.

Vols. VII. & VIII.-Elements of Agricultural Chemistry.

DISCOURSES delivered before the ROYAL SOCIETY, MISCELLANEOUS
LECTURES, and Extracts from Lectures. With many Plates.

Vol. IX.-Salmonia, and Consolation in Travel.

**This new and uniform edition of the WRITINGS of SIR HUMPHRY DAVY embraces the WHOLE OF HIS WORKS during the space of thirty years (1799 to 1829), a period memorable in the History of Chemistry, and made so, in no small degree, by his own discoveries.

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ILLUSTRATED WORKS ON NATURAL HISTORY BY CAPTAIN THOMAS BROWN.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE RECENT CONCHOLOGY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

With the Description and Localities of all the Species,-Marine, Land, and Fresh Water. Drawn and Coloured from Nature, by Captain THOMAS BROWN, F.L.S., M.W.S., M.K.S., Member of the Manchester Geological Society. In one vol. royal 4to., illustrated with fifty-nine beautifully coloured Plates, price 63s. cloth.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE FOSSIL CONCHOLOGY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

By Captain THOMAS BROWN, F. L. S. To be completed in about Thirty Numbers, each containing four Plates. Royal 4to., price 3s. coloured, and 2s. plain. Twenty-eight Numbers have appeared, and the work will soon be completed.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE GENERA OF BIRDS.

Embracing their Generic Characters, with Sketches of heir Habits. By Captain THOMAS BROWN, F.L.S. Now publishing in Numbers, royal 4to., each containing four Plates, price 3s. coloured.

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THE ELEMENTS OF FOSSIL CONCHOLOGY;

According to the Arrangement of Lamark; with the newly-established
Genera of other Authors. By Captain THOMAS BROWN, F.L.S.
With twelve Plates, fcap. 8vo., price 5s. cloth.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE SHELLS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND;

Embracing the Nomenclature of LAMARCK, GRAY, TURTON, and
BROWN, for the purpose of effecting exchanges and naming collections.
On a sheet, price 18.

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