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AUTHOR OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIAS OF GARDENING, OF AGRICULTURE, AND OF COTTAGE, FARM,

AND VILLA ARCHITECTURE, AND EDITOR OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OP PLANTS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

! 30 1908

Herbarium

CORRECTIONS.

Besides those indicated in p. 242. 368. 491. the following are necessary :- In p. 18. 43., and elsewhere, omit the word "junior" from the name of Robert Mallet, Esq. In p. 266. line 10. from the bottom, for “ M.

Zeiher," read “M Held.” In p. 300. lines 29. and 30. for “ composition.

They," read “composition, they." In p. 483. line 18. from the bottom, for “ Plais.

tow, Essex," read “ Plaistow, Kent."

In p. 506, line 18. from the bottom, for “ cor. nicina," read “cornicina;" the epithet corn. pares the sound emitted by the Tipula to the

sound produced by blowing a horn. In p. 578. line 11. for “ you," read “he." In p. 587. line 8. from the bottom, omit the word

“if;" in line 5. from the bottom, for “ not

necessary," read “not so necessary.' In p. 634. linc 4. from the bottom, for “ Elsha

mensis," read Elthamensis."

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PREFACE.

This Ninth Volume of the Gardener's Magazine being the concluding one of what may be called the First Series (because the price, in future, will be reduced from 3s. 6d. to 25. 6d. a Number), we embrace the opportunity of taking a slight retrospective glance at the work from its commencement, in order that we may notice, in succession, what may be called the leading features of each Volume.

The First Volume, that for 1826, contains an enumeration of all, and an account of most, of the European and American Works on Gardening, Agriculture, Botany, &c., which had been published between the date of the second edition of the Encyclopædia of Gardening, in April, 1824, and the date of the commencement of the Magazine. It also contains notices of the State of Gardening in every part of the world, supplementary to the historical and statistical parts of the second edition of the Encyclopædia referred to, with numerous corrections for that work generally.

The Second Volume, that for 1827, is characterised by a comprehensive List of Works suitable for a Garden Library, with hints on the necessity of a superior School Education for Gardeners (a subject enforced in the introduction to the First Volume, p. 8. and 9.); and by various papers on the importance of books, as sources of professional information.

The Third Volume, that for 1827–28, contains the history of Heating by Hot Water, including a number of interesting details on the subject, not to be found in any other work.

The Fourth Volume, that for 1828, contains additional important matter on Heating by Hot Water, and part of our Tour in France and Germany, with very interesting information respecting the state of education among the gardeners and agrieultural labourers of the latter country.

The Fifth Volume, that for 1829, is characterised by a number of papers, having for their object the promotion of Gardening Comforts among the Labouring Population, and by various articles on Domestic Improvement, including one on National Education, entitled “ Parochial Institutions."

The Sixth Volume, that for 1830, contains three valuable Essays on Cottage Gardening (of which several thousands have been printed apart, and sold at cost price), with some important papers on other departments of Rural, Domestic, and Civil Economy; all tending to the improvement of the labouring classes, and more especially of Gardeners. This Sixth Volume also contains the evidence relating to the ruinous management of the affairs of the Horticultural Society, which led to the reform of that body.

The Seventh Volume, that for 1831, contains a new modification of the Lists of Plants supplementary to those in our Hortus Britannicus; a table of plants for producing a Representative System of the whole Vegetable Kingdom in a small garden; the continuation of our Tour in France (portions of which appeared also in the Fifth and Sixth Volumes), and the commencement of a Tour in the north of England and in Scotland. This Volume also contains a great accumulation of valuable matter on the subject of Heating by Hot Water.

In the Eighth Volume, that for 1832, the supplementary Lists of Plants will be found to have assumed a still more perfect form than before, in consequence of improvements which suggested themselves, when completing the First Additional

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