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A Christian Father's Present to his family.
RICH, AMUSING, AND INSTRUCTIVE BOOK ! HOLIDAY GIFT FOR THE YEAR 1814.
“He who blends instruction with delight,
Protit with pleasure, carries all the votes." A BOOK FOR EVERY FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES. Sears' Guide to Knowledge;
T The following important and interesting Work consists of Five Hun. dred pages octavo, containing upwards of Five HUNDRED new and beautiful A splendidly-illustrated Work, comprising the finest series of embellishENGRAVINGS, fine paper, handsomely bound in gilt, and lettered, and is ments ever presented to the American public, in one handsome large octavo afforded at the low price of $2.50 per copy. in preparing the present volume, of 500 pages, elegantly bound. Price only $2.50. This splendid volume, our aim has been to make a BOOK (for its size and price), the VERY
volume comprises within itself a COMPLETE LIBRARY OF Best and most useful ever published in modern times ; aiming at univer: Useful and Entertaining Knowledge, sal excellence, that it might be justly entitled to universal patronage and support. On examination, it will be found useful, and eminently adapted to Condensed in form, familiar in style, and copioùs in information, embrainterest, instruct, and improve. It is suited to persons of all ages and of cing an extensive range of subjects in LITERATURE, SCIENCE, and ART. every rank, and is equally worthy of a place in the parlor as in the kitchen, among the limited collection of the younz, as well as the various and more extended library of the man of reading. We think it would be difficult to se. lect a more appropriate GIFT at the approaching holidays. The writings of
SEARS' PICIORIAL ILLUSTRA INS OF THE BIBLE. the most eminent divines that have ever lived are lad under contribution, 3 vols. $5.00. and passages of eminent beauty are taken from them. is, therefore, variety
600 Engravings. Upward of 40,000 copies have been sold has charms, or religion is lovely, or eloquence is admired, this book will be
NT Each of the above Works is beautifully printed and illustrated, and read with delight; for here is variety without looseness, religion without put up in richly-ornamented bindings, highly adapting them as splendid pres. fanaticism, and eloquence pleading the cause of God with man. The fol. ents for young people. lowing is its expressive title:
Persons clubbing together for 4 copies of cither of the preSE ARS' BIBLE BIOGRAPHY; ceding works, and sending the money free of postags, will receive a fijtá copy gratis. OR, THE LIVES AND CHARACTERS OF THE PRINCIPAL PERSONAGES RECORDED
All the above books are found to be valuable additions to Sabbath-school IN THE SACRED WRITINGS: PRACTICALLY ADAPTED TO THE INSTRUCTION
and religious Libraries, and are the most useful and suitable Gift-books for OF YOUTH AND PRIVATE FAMILIES : TOGETHER WITH AN APPENDIX, CON
Holiday Presents now published. Teachers and parents are invited to call TAINING THIRTY DISSERTATIONS ON THE EVIDENCES OF DIVINE REVELA
and examine these books.
READING FOR ALL!
TO THE CHRISTIAN PUBLIC.
SEARS' NEW MONTHLY FAMILY MAGAZINE. The following extract is froin a lengthy review written by the Rev. W. C.
A Monthly Miscellany of Moral and Religious Instruction, einbellished with Brownlee, D.D., and is only ONE out of several hundred recommendations, numerous Engravings. Published on the 1st of every month, in parts of from the clergy and the press, that the work has already received:
forty to fifty large octavo pages each (double columns). at 18 3-4 cents per " NEW YORK, August 6, 1843.
part, payable on delivery. To mail subscribers Two Dollars per annum,
invariab “ This is, beyond question, one of the most elegant books ever presented
in advance. to our fellow-citizens in this republic. It ought to be in every Christian
In offering such a miscellany as the above periodical to the public, we family for its innate value ; and in every patriotic furnily as a splendid speci
wish to make it clearly understood what is the object proposed to be accommen of our progress in domestic manuiaciure, and the advancement of our plisted by its publication, and what will invariably be the character of its artists and manufacturers in their rivalslup with those of Europe.
contents; and by no species of disguise; or form of deception, atteinpt to
* W. C. BROWNLEE." make an impression or gain a favor, without possessing a legitimate claim to From the New York Observer, July 30.— The following editorial no.
their enjoyment. • SEARS' PAMILY MAGAZINE" is a periodical whose object
is to collect, condense, and systematize, the great mass of standard general tice of Mr. Sears' new and elegant work on the Bible is from the New York knowledge, contained in works so numerous and roluminous as to be altoObserver, one of the oldest, most respectable, and best conducted religious gether beyond the reach of mankind in general; and thus collected and prenewspapers published in the United Siales. high quarter is worth a thousand of the ephemeral pufis that are published in acquisition of ALL.
All opinion coming from this pared, to place it, by its cheapness and comprehensiveness, within the the papers of the day: “ We have just received this work, published under the editorial auspices Advertiser, of January, 1843 :
Please to read the following, from the editor of the United States Literary of Mr. Sears, the publisher of the Pictorial Ulustrations.! It is brought out with great neatness, the paper and typography of the first quality, and Sears, which has for its object the diffusion of popular information on gene
“A new and great literary enterprise has been commenced by Robert the engravings, many of them, for wood-cuts, are very fine. The frontis
ral knowledge, to be called “ SEARS' FAMILY MAGAZINE." We wish all piece, by Lossing, is particularly worthy of commendation, being one of the
success to this deserving endeavor in behalf of popular instruction; and as finest specimens of wood-engraving which we have lately seen.
we hear it is to be profusely embellished, and to include among its contents " The reading matter consists of well-drawn biographics of distinguished the quintessence of all the valuable contributions of the London " Penny who will be pleased with the general appearance of the book. The Appendix their class, we can not doubt but that it will successfully compete with these contains a series of selected Biblical articles, carefully condensed and compiled from the most distinguished writers, constituting altogether the most
in point of intrinsic value." valuable part of the work.
READ THIS! From the Rev. Spencer H. Cone, President of the American and Foreign
Elegant Premiums for Subscribers! Bible Society.--" Mr. Robert Stars : Dear Sir, I am pleased with your new
A VERY LIBERAL OFFER. and elegant volume of • Bible Biography.'
The several hundred engravings are well executed; and the entire getting up of the work reflects
AN EASY METHOD TO PROCURE A COPY OF “SEARS' BIBLE much credit on its editor and publisher.
BIOGRAPHY,” OR “ WONDERS OF THE WORLD."
S. H. CONE." 7 Any person either subscribing himself, or procuring a new subscriber, O Upwards of 10,000 copies of the above instructive and beautiful vol to “ Sears' Family Magazine" for one year, and remitting $3, current funds, ume have been sold in the space of ten months.
free of all expense to the publisher, shall receive a copy of that periodical for one year, and a volume of either of the above works, to be kept subject
to his order. AN IMPORTANT, VALUABLE, AND CHEAP WORK, IT EVERY POSTMASTER, or any nther individual, who will obCOMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME ROYAL OCTAVO), CONTAINING ABOUT tain FIVE NEW SUBSCRIBERS to “SEARS' FAMILY MAGAZINE," and remit SIX HUNDRED PAGES OF LETTER-PRESS, AND MORE THAN the money ($10), free of postage, shall receive copies of the “ HISTORY OF PIVE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS-ELEGANTLY BOUND
THE BIBLE," and “ BIBLE BIOGRAPHY,” or “ WONDERS OF THE WORLD," IN GILT: PRICE ONLY $2.50 PER COPY :
elegantly bound in gilt and lettered the books to be kept subject to his order.
Is there a fostmaster, a Clergyman, or a Sabbath-school Teacher, in the SEARS' WONDERS OF THE WORLD, United States or British provinces, that can not easily furnish this number ? In Nature, Art, and Mind.
TRY! Reader-TRY. Illustrated by more than five hundred Engravings, consisting of Views of IMPORTANT TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS. cities, edifices, and other great works of architecture-monuments, me. chanical inventions, ruins, illustrations of the manners and costumes of dira The postage on “ Sears' Family Magazine" has heretofore constituted a
It has also ferent nations, religious rites and ceremonies, cataracts, volcanoes, curiosi. heavy tax on the subscribers receiving their numbers by mail. ties, trees, beasts, birds, tishes, reptiles, and the numerous objects contained operated to prevent many from subscribing who would otherwise be desirous in the fossil, vegetable, mineral, and animal kingdonis. Carefully compiled to do so. To meet this difficulty, the publishers have taken advantage of by ROBERT SEARS, from the best and latest sources
the latest mechanical improvements in printing, by which they are now able II The above splendid Work is but just published, and nearly 2,000 copies | to print the same number of pages on a sheet double the former size-so as
It will have already been sold It has been strongly approved of and recommended to REDUCE the POSTAGE, as heretofore charged, to HALF the amount. hy all our leading papers, both political and religious.
hereafter be charged on one sheet and a half, instead of three sheets.
IT AGENTS WANTED'S ENTERPRISING and RESPONSIBLE MEN throughout the United States and British provinces would do well to enxage .. bir sale - Cuest new and
• handsomne valuable volumes ; and all Postmasters, Clergymen, Book Peulars, and Newspaper Agents, are respectfully rouested to l' assuAgents remuneration allowed to all who engage in its sale. For particulars, address the Publishers (post pau).
To Booksellers and Agen's throughont the United States and British Provinces. 0 - Persons in the country, who may receive this Circular, would do well to procure & Subscription Book, and obtain at once the names of all their friends and acquaintances, at least, to these invaluable Publications. Will each Christian friend who complies with this request have the kindness to inform the publishers how many copies will be wanted for his neighborhood, by mail (post paid), as soon as possible? It is their intention to spare neither pains nor expense, to introduce these useful Works into every family throughout the Union. * * Persons enclosing money will be careful to pay the whole postage ; and in ordering books, will state explicitly how they are to be sent to them.
E. WALKER & CO., 114 Fulton street, New York city.