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In Perils Oft: Romantic Biographies Illustrative of the Adventurous Life

Author: W. H. Davenport Adams
Publisher: John Hogg
Publish Date: 1886

A handsome volume teeming with interest as may well be conceived from the following list of the illustrious adventurers whose travels, explorations, and perils are portrayed, viz. Sir Sidney Smith, the Earl of Dundonald, Arminius Vambery, Dr. Joseph Wolff, Lieut. Schwatka, Sir Samuel Baker, Sir Jas. Brooke, W.G. Palgrave, Edmond O'Donovan, Professor Palmer and last, but not least, General Gordon. The name of Davenport Adams is sufficient guarantee for the literary ability to do justice to each of his heroes. The illustrations are of a high order of merit, and the book is highly creditable to all concerned in its production. The gilt-edged edition at 6s 6d would be a highly valued prize for boys of the upper forms.