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BOTANICAL MAGAZINE;

OR

FLOWER GARDEN DISPLAYED;

A NEW EDITION,

WITH

AMENDED CHARACTERS OF THE SPECIES:

The whole arranged according to

THE NATURAL ORDERS,

BY

W. J. HOOKER, LL. D. F. R. A. & L. S. &c. &c. &c.

AND REGIUS PROFESSOR OF BOTANY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

THE MOST APPROVED METHOD OF CULTURE,

BY

SAMUEL CURTIS, F. L. S.

OF THE GLAZENWOOD HORTICULTURAL GROUNDS, ESSEX, AND PROPRIETOR
OF THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE.

VOL. I.

"Unconscious of a less propitious clime,

Here blooms exotic beauty, warm and snug,
While the winds whistle and the snows descend."

COWPER.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY EDWARD COUCHMAN, THROGMORTON STREET,

FOR THE PROPRIETOR, SAMUEL CURTIS,

AND

SHERWOOD, GILBERT, & PIPER, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1833,-[8]

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FEW works, perhaps, connected with Botany, treated especially as an elegant amusement, have enjoyed a more extensive or a more deserved share of reputation and popularity than the BOTANICAL MAGAZINE, commenced, and for many years so ably conducted, by the late Mr. Curtis.

It was the first work of the kind that had ever been attempted in any country; though it has now met with imitators in many parts of Europe, and even in North America. The great expense, however, of keeping up complete sets of the entire stock of Fiftythree Volumes, and the heavy cost attending the purchase of the whole work to individuals who have not taken it from the commencement, have induced the present proprietor and conductor of the Botanical Magazine, Mr. Samuel Curtis, to resolve upon meeting the wishes of many lovers of Horticulture and Botany, Gardeners, and such as have it not in their power to procure the original edition, and to publish an entirely NEW EDITION of the OLD SERIES, on a more economical, but scarcely less beautiful, and in some respects more useful form.

This new edition will be printed in royal octavo, on fine paper, and the plates will be half coloured. The descriptive part will be confined to what is necessary for the determination of the species, and the whole will be published in systematic order, commencing with the Clematis and Ranunculus Tribe, and following the arrangement of the celebrated DE CANDOLLE, as given in his "Prodromus." There will be given at the head of the species, the characters of the CLASSES, ORDERS, and GENERA. Such remarks will be made upon their uses and properties and cultivation, derivation of generic names, &c. &c. as the subject may require; and the whole will be written in English. Any figure that may be requisite for the illustration of such Orders as are not given in the Old Series, will be selected from the New: so that the work will be an epitome of all that has been made known to Science, both by figures and descriptions, through the medium of the Botanical Magazine, during a period of forty-five years.

A Number, price 1s. (or with the Plates full coloured, price 2s.) will appear twice in every month, containing four Plates accompanied by four pages of closely-printed Letter Press, more or less as the subject may require. A volume of Ninety-six Plates will thus appear every year.

The Letter Press will be conducted by Dr. HOOKER, Regius Professor of Botany in the University of Glasgow; with the exception of what regards the cultivation of the species, which will invariably be supplied by Mr. CURTIS.

THE NEW SERIES

of the BOTANICAL MAGAZINE will continue to be published regularly on the first day of every month. Seventy-five numbers of this very highly interesting and beautiful work are now before the Public, in which are displayed, most accurately coloured from nature, with full descriptions of their uses, and valuable information as to their products in economical and commercial points of view, the rare and curious DOUBLE COCOA NUT, the CLOVE, NUTMEG, BLACK PEPPER, SAGO, TAPIOCA, the BREAD FRUIT TREE, CUSTARD APPLE, BUTTER NUT, PAPAW TREE, the COLUMBO ROOT, POISON TANGHIN, the COCHINEAL PLANT and INSECTS, &c. &c., with many interesting Plants never before figured in any European work.

This work is elegantly printed in royal 8vo. Each Number, price 3s. 6d. contains eight highly finished coloured Plates, with accurate descriptions. Twelve Numbers form a handsome Volume, and may be had of the Proprietor at Glazenwood; or of Messrs. SHERWOOD, GILBERT, and PIPER, Paternoster Row, and Messrs. ARCH's, Cornhill.

Lately published, price 15s. boards.

GENERAL INDEXES to the FIRST FIFTY-THREE VOLUMES of the BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; consisting of

1st.—A GENERAL ALPHABETICAL ENGLISH INDEX, with the Volume and Number of the

Plate prefixed to each Plant to which the Latin Name is added.

2nd. A GENERAL ALPHABETICAL LATIN INDEX, with the same reference to Volume

and Plate; to which the English Names are added.

3rd -A GENERAL SYSTEMATICAL LATIN INDEX, with the same reference to Volume and Plate; to which the English Names are added.

As an additional interest to this appendage of the work, a Portrait, with a Sketch of the Life and Writings of Mr. WILLIAM CURTIS, the original Author of it, is added; and at the end of he Index, blank leaves are inserted, for the continuation of the Index in manuscript.

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