Edinburgh Cabinet Library

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Arctic animals, illustration from Volume 1 of the Edinburgh Cabinet Library

The Edinburgh Cabinet Library was a series of 38 books, mostly geographical, published from 1830 to 1844, and edited by Dionysius Lardner.[1][2] The original price was 5 shillings for a volume; a later reissue of 30 of the volumes was at half that price.[3] The publishers were Oliver & Boyd in Edinburgh, and Simpkin & Marshall in London.[4]

Number Year Author Title
1 1830 Sir John Leslie and Hugh Murray Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions
2 1830 Murray, Robert Jameson and James Wilson Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in Africa, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time: with illustrations of the geology, mineralogy, and zoology
3 1831 Michael Russell Ancient and Modern Egypt
4 1831 Russell Palestine
5 1831 Christian Isobel Johnstone Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier, including a History of the Buccaneers[5]
6, 7, 8 1832 Hugh Murray Historical and Descriptive Account of British India
10 1832 William MacGillivray Travels of A. von Humboldt
11 1833 Patrick Fraser Tytler[6] Life of Walter Raleigh[1]
12 1833 Russell Nubia and Abyssinia
13, 14 1833 Andrew Crichton History of Arabia
15 1834 James Baillie Fraser An Historical and Descriptive Account of Persia[7]
16 1834 MacGillivray Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus
17 1835 Russell The Barbary States
18, 19, 20 1836 Murray, John Crawfurd, Peter Gordon, Thomas Lynn, William Wallace, and Gilbert Thomas Burnett[8] An Historical and Descriptive Account of China
21 1836[9] Anonymous[9] Circumnavigation: Magellan to Cook[1]
22 1837 Tytler[10] Life of Henry the Eighth[1]
23, 24 1838 Crichton with Henry Wheaton[4] Scandinavia, Ancient and Modern
25, 26, 27 1839[11] Murray, Wilson, Robert Kaye Greville, Thomas Stewart Traill[11] An Historical and Descriptive Account of British America[1]
28 1840[12] Anonymous (James Nicol according to the 1844 edition)[12][13] An Historical and Descriptive Account of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Isles
29, 30, 31 1841 William Spalding Italy and the Italian Islands[14]
32 1841 Fraser[15] Mesopotamia and Assyria[1]
33 1842 Russell[16] Polynesia[1]
34 1843[17] Anonymous[17] Voyages around the World[1]
35, 36, 37 1844[18] Murray, natural history by James Nicol[18][19] United States[1]
38 1844 Murray[20] Travels of Marco Polo[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j New York State Library (1856). Catalogue of the New York State Library, 1855-1856: General Library, compiled by Henry A. Homes. C. Van Benthuysen, Printer. p. 243. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). "Lardner, Dionysius". Dictionary of National Biography 32. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  3. ^ The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review. Curry. 1847. p. 390. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b The Gentleman's Magazine. F. Jefferies. 1838. p. 66. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  5. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). "Johnstone, Christian Isobel". Dictionary of National Biography 30. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  6. ^ Hugh James Rose; Samuel Roffey Maitland (1833). The British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and Ecclesiastical Information, Parochial History, and Documents Respecting the State of the Poor, Progress of Education, Etc. J. Petheram. pp. 586–. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  7. ^  Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1889). "Fraser, James Baillie". Dictionary of National Biography 20. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  8. ^ James Nicol (1840). An Historical and Descriptive Account of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands: With Illustrations of Their Natural History. Oliver & Boyd. pp. 419–. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  9. ^ a b The Asiatic journal and monthly register for British and foreign India, China and Australasia. Allen. 1836. pp. 243–. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Leigh Hunt (1837). The Monthly Repository. C. Fox. p. 255. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  11. ^ a b The Dublin University Magazine. William Curry, Jun., and Company. 1840. p. 93. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  12. ^ a b James Nicol (1840). An Historical and Descriptive Account of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands: With Illustrations of Their Natural History. Oliver & Boyd. pp. 3–. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  13. ^ An Historical and Descriptive Account of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Isles (1844), title page.
  14. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1898). "Spalding, William". Dictionary of National Biography 53. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  15. ^ James Baillie Fraser (1841). Mesopotamia and Assyria, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Oliver. p. 4. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  16. ^ John Alexander Ferguson (1976). Bibliography of Australia. National Library Australia. p. 522. ISBN 978-0-642-99046-4. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  17. ^ a b Voyages Round the World: From the Death of Captain Cook to the Present Time : Including Remarks on the Social Condition of the Inhabitants in the Recently Discovered Countries, Their Progress in the Arts, and More Especially Their Advancement in Religious Knowledge. Oliver & Boyd. 1843. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  18. ^ a b A list of the books of reference in the reading room of the British Museum. Woodfall and Kinder. 1871. p. 178. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  19. ^ Hugh Murray; James Nicol (1844). The United States of America: Their History from the Earliest Period; Their Industry, Commerce, Banking Transactions, and National Works; Their Institutions and Character, Political, Social, and Literary: with a Survey of the Territory, and Remarks on the Prospects and Plans of Emigrants. Oliver & Boyd. pp. 3–. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  20. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Murray, Hugh". Dictionary of National Biography 39. London: Smith, Elder & Co.