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SIMPSON'S HISTORY of SCOTLAND, from the
Earliest Period to the Accession of Queen Victoria. To which is added, An Outline of the British Constitution. With Questions for Examination at the end of each Section. 23d Edition. 12mo. 3s. 6d. bound.
The simple fact that twenty-three large impressions of this work have been thrown off, bears sufficient evidence to the high estimation in which it is held by the public. With a view to increase its utility, various improvements were made on the twenty-first edition; among the most important of which was the re-composing of the more ancient part of the narrative by a distinguished writer, whose works have thrown great light on the annals of Scotland. A similar process has been adopted with regard to the remainder of the volume, a large portion having been written anew, and the whole carefully corrected. A valuable chapter has been added, which brings down the record of public events from the death of George IV. to the reign of Victoria ; and the chapter on the British Constitution has been completely re-modelled. These improvements, it is hoped, will be considered at the same time valuable in themselves, and well calculated to facilitate the study of Scottish history.
publishers therefore trust that the work, which is not enhanced in price, will be considered worthy of an increased degree of appro. bation; and the volume having been stereotyped, the uniformity of all subsequent editions is secured.
II. SIMPSON’S improved Edition of Dr GOLDSMITH'S N HISTORY of ENGLAND, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Death of George II. ; with a Continuation to the Accession of Queen Victoria. To which is added, an Outline of the British Constitution; and Questions for Examination at the end of each Section. 13th Edition. 12mo. 3s. 6d. bound.
The value of Dr Goldsmith's Abridgment of the History of England, as a class. book for the use of Schools and private Families, has been long known and universally acknowledged; on which account the publishers of this volume have retained the title, though the work itself is almost entirely new. Much im
portant information touching the early state of our country has been obtained since the time when Goldsmith wrote; and there. fore that portion of his narrative which embodied the transac. tions of the Romans, Britons, and Saxons, has been withdrawn to make way for a more authentic account of the settlement of those ancient nations in the southern parts of this island. To render the work as complete as possible, a chapter has been added which brings down the record of public events to the accession of Queen Victoria. Such being the extent of the improvements introduced into the present edition, the proprietors hope that this popular abridgment will be found better calculated than it has hitherto been for facilitating to students of all ages the acquisition of a competent knowledge of English history. To compensate to teachers the inconvenience attending alterations, however indispensable, the publishers have stereotyped the volume, and thereby prevented the recurrence of any similar evil for the time to come.
III. SIMPSON’S improved Edition of Dr GOLDSMITH'S W HISTORY of ROME; with Questions for Examination at the end of each Section. To which are prefixed, the Geography of Ancient Italy, Roman Antiquities, &c. With a Map of Ancient Italy. 11th Edition. 12mo. 3s. 6d. bound.
SIMPSON'S improved Edition of Dr GOLDSMITH'S N HISTORY of GREECE; and Questions for Examination at the end of each Section ; with Chapters on the Geography, Manners and Customs, &c. of the Greeks. Illustrated by a Map of Ancient Greece. 7th Edition. 12mo. 3s. 6d. bound.
« To the master who wishes his pupils to be readily acquainted with what all should know, and to the parent who is anxious that his children should learn history through an honest and impartial medium, we recommend Simpson's editions of the Histories of Greece, Rome, England, and Scotland."-Literary Chronicle.
“ These are neat and cleverly-edited reprints of very popular schoolbooks." -Athenaeum.
"These works contain much important matter never before introduced into books of this description.-We recommend them most cordially as decidedly superior to the general order of schoolbooks, containing no one sentiment, either religious, moral, or political, to the influence of which on the youthful mind the most sedulous and serious teacher would think it necessary to furnish an antidote."-New Baptist Miscellany.