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ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

General Subject.

Page ART. I. On the Importance of the Cultivation of the Oak,

and other valuable Timber Trees; with Observations
on the Preservation of Ship Timber, and the Process
of Decay in Wood. By A. Mitchell, M.D., Port-
land. In a Letter to the Hon. H. A. S. Dearborn,
Communicated by Gen. Dearborn,

385 Horticulture. ART. II. May's Victoria Currant, with an Engraving of the Fruit. By the Editor,

392 Art. III. Descriptions and Engravings of Select Varieties of Cherries. By the Editor,

394 Floricullure. Art. IV. On the Propagation of Stove and Greenhouse

Exotics : in a Series of Letters. By James Kennedy,

Gardener to S. T. Jones, Staten Island, New York, , . 400 ART. V. Floricultural and Botanical Notices of New and

Beautiful Plants figured in Foreign Periodicals; with
Descriptions of those recently introduced to, or origi-
nated in, American Gardens,

401 Reviews. Art. I. The Culture of the Grape. By J. Fisk Allen. Em

bracing Directions for the Treatment of the Vine in the
Northern States of America, in the open air, and under
glass structures, with or without artificial heat. Pam-
phlet, 8vo. 56 pages. Boston, 1847, .

406 MisceLLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE, Art I........ General Notices,

411 ART II.......Foreign Notices,

418 ART. III....Domestic Notices,

420 Art. IV....Massachusetts Horticultural Society,

424 ART. V......Obituary,

430 HORTICULTURAL MEMORANDA for September,

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Printed by Duilon & Wentworth, No 37 Congress Bl., Boston.

SPLENDID NEW WORK ON FRUIT,

THE

FRUITS OF AMERICA,

BY C. M. HOVEY,

EDITOR OF THE MAGAZINE OF HORTICULTURE.

CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED ENGRAVINGS,

ACCOMPANIED WITII THE WOOD AND FOLIAGE, OF ALL THE CHOICEST

FRUITS CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES.

From Paintings from Nature, made expressly for this Work,

BY W. SHARP,

CHROMOLITHED AND RETOUCHED UNDER HIS DIRECTION.

THE LETTER PRESS TO CONTAIN A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE FRUITS, THE HABIT
OF GROWTH OF THE TREES, COLOR OF THE WOOD, AND FORM OF THE
LEAVES : THE SYNONYMS UNDER WHICH EACH VARIETY IS KNOWN,
THE ORIGIN AND PERIOD OF INTRODUCTION, AND ALL OTHER

PARTICULARS OF IMPORTANCE TO THE POMOLOGIST.

THE Work will appear in Royal Octavo Numbers, (uniform with Audubon's Birds of America,) and will contain four plates each, with Eight Pages of letter-press, on the finest paper, and in beautiful type; the Original Paintings executed by that distinguished artist, W. SHARP, chromolithed and retouched under his eye.

The text will give all the Synonyms under which each variety is known, its origin, when to be ascertained, its period of introduction, with an accurate description of the Habit of the Tree, Wood, Leaves, Flowers, and Fruit, the Period of Ripening, and all other particulars worthy of note. The whole, with a few exceptions in the early numbers, from Specimen Trees in the extensive collection of the Author, where their comparative merits, in the same soil and locality, can be correctly estimated.

The Plates will not be numbered or paged, but left with a blank No., so that each Class of Fruit may be bound up by itself, arranged alphabetically, according to the season of ripening, or in any other way, when the Work is completed, or together as issued, at the option of Subscribers. Twelve Numbers will complete a Volume, which will be furnished with a Title Page and Index. A list of Subscribers will accompany each Volume.

The First Number was issued in April, 1847, and the succeed

ing Numbers will appear on the First of every alternate month. No. I contained the following varieties of fruits :

BEURRE D'AREMBERG PEAR,
Glour MORCEAU PEAR,
Van Mons LEON LE CLERC PEAR,

BALDWIN APPLE,
No. II contained the following :-

VICOMPTE DE SPOELBERCH PEAR,
WINTER Nelis Pear,
SIEULLE PEAR,

NORTHERN SPY APPLE.
No. III will appear in SEPTEMBER, and will contain the following :-

Swan's ORANGE PEAR,
Sweet MONTMORENCY CHERRY,
Hovey's SeeDLING STRAWBERRY,
BOSTON PINE STRAWBERRY,

TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: In Royal Octavo, richly colored, at $1 per number, payable on delivery. A limited number of impressions in Imperial quarto, very

highly finished, $2 per number.

BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY C. C. LITTLE AND J. BROWN, 112, WASHINGTON STREET;

HOVEY & CO., 7, MERCHANTS Row.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON & Co., 200 BROADWAY.

PHILADELPHIA:
G. S, APPLETON, CHESTNUT STREET.

LONDON:
WILLIAM SMITH, 113, FLEET STREET,

RARE AND CHOICE VARIETIES OF PEARS.

HOVEY & CO. Respectfully invite the attention of amateur cultivators to their immense collection of Fruit Trees, of all kinds, more particularly pears, embracing every variety to be obtained either in Europe or in this country. Their collection is unequalled, both for extent and variety. Upwards of six hundred specimen trees have been planted out on the borders of the walks, extending a mile, a great many of which are already in bearing, affording a fine opportunity for the inspection of the fruit.

They would particularly invite attention to the following kinds, of which they have a fine stock, with the exception of the very rare sorts, of which the number is limited :

Swan's Orange, (or Onondaga).- The finest and largest autumn pear known. Fine thrifty trees, $2 each.

Beurré Langelièr.-A fine melting January pear. Fine trees, of all sizes, $1 to $5 each.

Jersey Gratioli.-One of the richest October pears. $1 each.
Vicompte de Spoelberch.—A new and fine winter pear. $1 each.
Rostiezer.-A delicious variety, ripe in September. $1 each.
Tyson.—A very rich native fruit. $1 each.
Paradise d'Automne.-One of the finest pears. $1 each.
Comtesse de Lunay.--A very beautiful and fine pear. $1 each.
Las Canas.--Of the most delicious character. $1 each.
Coter.—A new and very fine December pear. $1 each.

Grosse Calebasse.- Fruit said to weigh upwards of twenty ounces, and to be eight inches long. Fine trees, $2 each.

Doyenne Boussock.—A very large and delicious October pear. $1 50 each.

St. André.- A new pear from Van Mons, very fine. $1 each.
1482 Van Mons, received by Mr. Manning, a fine pear. $1 each.
135 Van Mons, another from the same source, extra. $1 each.
Louise d'Orleans.-A celebrated new pear. $2 each.
Simon Bouvier.--A new and superior variety. $2 each.

With many others equally new and rare, of which the following are enumerated :De Lepene,

Odette Denis,
Rondelet,

Poire Cire,
Hull,

Seigneur,
Caen du France,

Mallot,
Hannas,

Doyenné d'Ete,
Inconnue Van Mons,

Monarch,
292 Van Mons,

Dunmore,
1191 Van Mons,

Poire d'Albret,
Princess Royal,

Belle apres Noel,
Suffolk Thorn,

Boucquia,
Bonne de Malines,

Cross,
Whitfield,

Dundas,
Lawrence,

Lucien le Clerc,
St. Denis,

Triumph de Jodoigne,
Guernsey Beurré,

Beurré de Sterckinan,
Locke,

Elizabeth, (Van Mons).
Episcopal,

Elizabeth, Edwards's).

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