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Biography | Henry G. Langley | 1844
Transcription 14 HENRY G. LANGLEY'S PUBLICATIONS.


" AMENITIES OF LITERATURE.—We have ever considered the author of these volumes as a literary benefactor, one who, in his own peculiar province, has done more to advance the cause of letters than any other writer, by rescuing from oblivion, and doing justice to the primitive sons of genius who laid the basis of English literature. ` The Amenities' we regard superior to its brothers, ` The Curiosities,' and ` The Miscellanies,' inasmuch that there is more unity in its design, a greater depth of research, and as it were, a kind of history of the minds of authors as well as of their writings. Like whatever comes from the pen of this accomplished individual, it is remarkable for purity of style and interesting anecdote, and must become an especial favourite with all classes of readers."—Lit. Gaz.

THE RUINS OF CENTRAL AMERICA.

In one beautifully-printed volume octavo, embellished by nearly
fifty Illustrations, executed .in a novel and effective
style, from drawings taken on the spot.
RAMBLES IN YUCATAN,
OR, NOTES OF TRAVEL THROUGII THE PENINSULA,
INCLUDING A VISIT TO ITS REMARKABLE RUINS,
BY A MODERN ANTIQUARY.—Price $2 00.
This beautiful volume, besides presenting a synoptical account of those interesting vestiges of antiquity in Central America, which have become recently so much the objects of public attention, will be found to comprise a Geographical, Political, and Statistical description of Yucatan, and the ancient cities of Chichen, habah, Zayi, Uxmal, and also other places not previously visited by any other tourist ; including a graphic and detailed account of their numerous stupendous ruins,—and a unique collection of rare and curious Idols, which have never before been discovered : to which is appended notices of the manners and customs of, the present inhabitants of the penin. sula, including brief historical sketches of its churches, colleges, and other public institutions, &c. &c.
The following are among the principal embellishments :—Frontispiece in Vignette,—The Temple,—The Pyramid at Chichen,—The House of the Caciques,—The Front View of the House of the Caciques,—The Nun's House,—Pyramids,—Uxmal Ruins,—The Governor's House,—The Pigeon Houses,—The Fascade of Governor's IIouse,—'Layi Ruins,—Lonato, or Natural Well,—The Road Side,—Yucateco Indian House,—The Plantain,—The Agave Americana,—Idols,—Map and Plans.
STILL MORE REMARKABLE RUINS IN CENTRAL AMERICA.—'\Ve have lately looked over some drawings made by a traveller, recently returned from Central America, representing the ruins of an ancient city, not yet visited by any traveller, which are perhaps more remarkable than even those visited by Stephens and Catherwood."—N. Y. Evening Post.

RYAN'S ALGEBRA—Price $1 00, sheep.
AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON ALGEBRA,
Theoretical and Practical, adapted for Schools, Colleges, &c., by JAMES RYAN ; to which is added an Appendix by Robert Adrain, Professor of Mathematics in Columbia College. Eighth edition, greatly enlarged and improved by the author.