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TWENTY-FIRST TO THE FIFTIETH VOLUMES
(APRIL 1813-JANUARY 1830.)
Printed by Ballantyne and Company,
FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMAN,
AND ADAM BLACK, EDINBURGH.
NINETEEN years have elapsed since the publication of the first GENERAL INDEX TO THE EDINBURGH REVIEW, comprising the first Twenty Volumes; the continuation of it, now published, carrying it on to the end of the FIFTIETH VOLUME, will, it is hoped, be not less acceptable to the subscribers to the Review than the former, by the facilities which it will afford for reference to, or consultation of, the contents of the long series of volumes comprised in it. The plan which has been followed in this does not materially differ from that of the preceding Index, which was explained to be "of disposing the references to every leading subject, and to all incidental matter, under one general alphabet, care having been previously taken so to diversify these references as to indicate all the contents by the various words through which they can possibly recur to the memory of the reader." The analytical summaries, however, have been made much fuller, and the opinions of the reviewers on the merits of the works before them, whether favourable or unfavourable, have been more distinctly brought out.
The separate Indexes of BooKS REVIEWED and AUTHORS REVIEWED, prefixed to the former Index, have been dispensed with in the present, from an impression that no additional facility of reference was afforded by them; and they have, therefore, been incorporated in the same general alphabet. In lieu of these, however, an Index is given of the subjects of all the articles comprised in the Thirty Volumes, arranged alphabetically, according to the running heads of each, and indicating not only the volume and page, but also the Number and order in which they occur, thus affording the easiest and readiest means of reference to every article in the series.
In order to equalize the size of the Volumes, a smaller type and different form of page have been adopted, by means of which a quantity of matter exceeding by one-half that of the former has been condensed within no larger space in the present Volume.
EDINBURGH, September 1st, 1832.