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SCENES IN OUR OWN COUNTRY.

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In demy 8vo. 14s.

AN OLD-FASHIONED JOURNEY
THROUGH ENGLAND
ENGLAND AND WALES.

By JAMES JOHN HISSEY.

With Frontispiece (only), engraved by GEORGE PEARSON, from a Sketch by the Author.

"A" cruise on wheels" which rivals Mr. Black's "Strange Adventures of a Phaeton," and proves even to the most sceptical how much there is worth seeing in their own country.'-GRAPHIC.

'People who are rather weary of books of travel may bail Mr. Hissey's volume with delight. Mr. Hissey is no ordinary traveller, and he is certainly an extraordinary discoverer.'-SATURDAY REVIEW.

London: RICHARD BENTLEY & SON, New Burlington Street,
Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen.

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SCENES IN OUR OWN
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In One Volume, demy 8vo. 165.

A DRIVE THROUGH ENGLAND,

FROM LONDON TO SCOTLAND AND BACK.

By JAMES JOHN HISSEY.

With Twenty full-page Landscapes by the Author, and engraved by GEORGE PEARSON.

'A faithful record of a most delightful excursion passing through some of the most beautiful portions or England Mr. Hissey is not only an artist with pencil and brush, and in his use of words with the pen, but he now and then becomes unconsciously a poet also. The book is so full of good matter that it is difficult to know where to begin or end in endeavouring to say something about it. Such a journey on wheels was a healthy, happy undertaking, and to read the printed record is in a great measure to share the invigorating experience, to make us believe (Mr. Mallock notwithstanding) that life is worth livi g.'-THE COSMOPOLITAN.

'In a handsome volume, Mr. Hissey gives a cheery and breezy account of a drive from London to Scotland and back. The author has an artist's eye for scenery, particularly in the moorland country, a sportsman's love for horses, and a quiet and humorous mode of narrating incidents of travel, wh le in parts, such as the description of how he raced the storm into Derby, he shows power of no common order. The sleepy old towns, the quaint, almost deserted inns, and the queer specimens of humanity in the shape of ostlers and landlords, are well handled. The book is a most pleasant, though unpretending one, and not the least of its merits is that the guide-book style of writing is avoided. The author is his own artist, and enriches the account of his wanderings with twenty sketches excellently executed-the views of Richmond Castle, Morecambe Bay Sands, Windermere, and a Mill by the Wayside being especially good. Valuable practical information is given respecting horses and their treatment on such a journey-on this the author is evidently an authority. We shall watch with interest for more work from Mr. Hissey's pen and pencil.'-TOPICAL TIMES.

'Every day brought with it new and interesting scenery with its old associations; new hostelries, new faces, new experiences; and with good health and good humour and observant sympathy for constant companions, the excursion, as it is re'ated by Mr. Hissey, n.ust have been thoroughly enjoyable. The illustrations by the author are charmingly suggestive of the happiness of such a gift to a wanderer with the eye of an artist.'-DAILY NEWS.

London RICHARD BENTLEY & SON, New Burlington Street,
Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen.

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SCENES IN
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ON THE BOX SEAT

FROM LONDON TO THE LAND'S END AND BACK.
By JAMES JOHN HISSEY.

In demy 8vo. with Sixteen finely engraved full-page Illustrations on Wood by GEORGE
PEARSON, from Sketches by the Author. 165.

'It must have been a glorious drive that is here so pleasantly described, and which extended from London to Land's End, all in the sunshine and leisure of a summer holiday. A lovelier country than the south and southwest of England has yet to be discovered; and it is an almost infinite variety of scenery that meets the eye between the suburbs of the capital and the furthest headland of the Cornish peninsula. ... But it is easier to begin to cite the good things of this book than to leave off; and they are to be mest enjoyed when taken with the context. We must add, with respect to the illustrations, that, whether he handles the pen or the pencil, Mr. Hissey contrives to make us like the old country just a little bit better than before.'- ST. JAMES'S GAZETTE.

Not even Mr. Hissey is more acceptable, genial companion as he is. His enterprise consisted in driving a two-horse "shay" from London to the Land's End. That sort of thing has become tolerably frequent since Mr. Black wrote his " Adventures of a Phaeton," and certainly such a book as "On the Box Seat" should set many people imitating its author's example. Mr. Hissey "goes in" more for description than for personal detail, and he has expressly arranged that the woodcuts shall i lustrate little-known rather than much-known localities. His book is consequently as informing as it is interesting.'-THE GLOBE.

London: RICHARD BENTLEY & SON, New Burlington Street,
Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen.

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SCENES IN OUR OWN COUNTRY.

Mr. Hissey does good service in bringing to the notice of his tourist countrymen and women the too-much neglected beauties of their own land.'- SPECTATOR.

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AN ARTIST'S WANDERINGS IN KENT, SUSSEX, AND SURREY. By JAMES JOHN HISSEY.

In demy 8vo. with numerous Illustrations from Sketches by the Anthor, and engraved upon wood by GEORGE PEARSON. 18s.

The full-page Illustrations, besides thirty others in the text, are:- Hurstmonceaux CastleA Bit of Wild Surrey-- Old Inn at Poundsbridge in Kent - A Sussex Windmill-In the Heart of Sussex--A South Down Village, Alfriston On the South Downs - A Relic of the Old Coaching Days - Bodiam Castle - An Old Moated Manor House-Haunted-On the Borders of Kent and Sussex - A Kentish Road--Leeds Castle, Kent.

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London: RICHARD BENTLEY & SON, New Burlington Street,
Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen.

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