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BESIDES TALES, AND A VARIETY OF INTERESTING LITERATURE.
LONDON : LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, and LONGMANS.
A BOOK THAT ALL SHOULD READ.
A MISCELLANY OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE.
32 Pages Foolscap 8vo, price Twopence Monthly. There is nothing, however trifling or insignificant it may appear, but contains within itself, or its historywlien we take the trouble to search it out-much that is interesting, useful, and instructive.
The familiar objects by which we are surrounded, no matter how well known and common they may be accounted, have all connected with them many interesting facts, with which few are acquainted. How little do we regard the things which daily minister to our comforts, yet how curious are the processes through which they must pass, before they are fit for our use or amusement ; those who have been in the manufacturing districts, must be fully alive to the vast ainount of profitable knowledge, which lies hid under the simple exterior of our household objects.
The aim and purpose of this work is to convey, in an interesting and popular form, so much of the Natural History, Chemistry, and Commercial Value, of familiar things, interspersed with light and pleasing anecdotes, and incidents of interest, as shall give its readers a proper idea of the value and importance of the things which they meet with in every-day life, the care, fatigue, and perhaps danger, with which they are produced, and not to be contented with an imperfect knowledge of themselves, and the things with which they are surrounded.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID OF THE WORK BY THE PRESS. The Court Journal says, is an excellent title, and ad- The Cambridge Chronicle remarks, that this highly inmirably maintained. This little monthly publication, con- teresting and instructive publication, which, from its low taining thirty closely printed pages, ornamented by several price, might be in the hands of all who wish to obtain well-executed wood engravings, offers to the general public knowledge on "Familiar Things,” commences with the information of a most interesting character, cleverly con- History of a Book, giving the art of paper-making, the proveyed, and upon subjects justly called “Familiar Things," cess of printing, binding, &c., and depicts very truly and yet with the origin and general organization or manufacture graphically the influence of literature on a well-regulated of which not alone the masses of the people, but very many mind. Such is the general moral tone of the work, that we moving in the highest circles, and passing for educated, we can recommend it as being highly different from much of might almost say learned people, are in profound ignorance. the ephemeral literature of this period. The price is twopence each number, and we unhesitatingly The Atlas recommends to its readers, the little publication say, a more valuable undertaking we have not seen. We of Messrs. Hall and Co., called “ Familiar Things;" it conhave no doubt, if its proprietors carry it out in the same tains a mass of information which will do good to most spirit as that evinced by the first two numbers, that it will people about matters daily under their eyes, and for that find a place not alone upon the homely table of our hard- reason never inquired into. Does one in a thousand underworking countrymen, but amongst the most elaborate stand even the commonest details of the clock and watch treatises which crowd the luxuriously-furnished libraries of which regulate his movements every hour of the day? the rich."
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