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A New History of the Conquest of Mexico.

BY R. A. WILSON. This is an actual History of that remarkable event, - THE CORTEZ CONQUEST OF MEXICO. Judge Wilson proposes to do for Prescott what Prescott, with the aid of modern researches, was enabled to do for Robertson. He deems that the late Mr. Prescott has been too ready to receive the fables and traditions of the Indians as History, and is sustained in this position by the Hon. Lewis Cass, the late Albert Gallatin, Rosseau St. Hilaire, the Author of the History of Spain, and others. The author effectually destroys some of the fine theories upon which Prescott's History of the Conquest of Mexico is founded, -proving conclusively that the monkish chronicles are not reliable; that the so-called " picture writings," and alleged annals, are cunning fictions.

The work also presents the author's matured thoughts in reference to the ancient civilization on this continent, and arrays facts and collateral evidence to prove, beyond a cavil, that every vestige is of Egyptian or Phænician origin. No subject can be more interesting, or will excite greater admiration, than to settle those questions hitherto held in doubt as to the origin of those wandering tribes which peopled this continent for ages before Colunibus discovered it, the remains and monuments of which still remain among us.

The work will undoubtedly recommend itself to a large class of readers on each side of the Atlantic, by its patient research, its large mass of curious and interesting facts, its ingenuous arguments, and its lucid, graphic, and attractive style.

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Palestine, Past and Present.

BY REV. HENRY S. OSBORN. This work presents an epitome of the History of Palestine, to the present day. It is the most important, instructive, and superbly illustrated work ever issued from the American press.

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BY DR. J. T. BARCLAY, MISSIONARY TO JERUSALEM. " The most accurate and reliable account of Modern Jerusalem yet given in the English Language." - Bibliotheca Sacra.

"A volume full of original information throughout..... The amount of new detail with regard to Jerusalem and its vicinity is greater than that of any other volume that has been published.”-North British Review.

Prices same as “ Palestine, Past and Present."

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