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The Horticulturist >Vol. XXII....................July, 1867....................NO. CCLIIL
Just as this form was going to press, Mr. Sax-ton, the publisher, laid on our table Mr. Phin's new book on the grape. We have only time to glance at it at present, but that glance impresses us favorably. It has been in the press, we learn, for more than a year past, and has received some four years of labor; it may, therefore, be assumed to be a work of an elaborate character. We shall try to find time to speak of its merits more in detail in our next.
Stopping at a friend's a few evenings since, we were placed in a chair that suited our tired condition exactly. It stands on castors, and can be rolled easily when necessary. It can also be fixed in any reclined position, which adds much to its value as an easy chair. The rocking motion is easy, and in all respects pleasant The style of the chair is elegant, making it an ornament to any drawing room. It was invented by Mr. Wells; and if he will only get up a pattern within the means of our rural friends, he will entitle himself to our thanks.
We have only space at this time to acknowledge the receipt of the following:
Transactions of the Northwestern Fruit Growers' Association, for 1853.
Twenty-Third Annual Report of the New Haven Horticultural Society, for 1858, with an address by Rev. W. Clift.
Transactions of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, for the years 1852 and '58, containing the annual reports of committees, with lists of premiums awarded, the officers of the Society for 1853, and a list of its members.
From F. F.G CaRY, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, a circular embracing a brief history of Pleasant Hill Academy and Farmers' College, at College Hill, Hamilton county, Ohio, together with a plan and course of study of a department for the promotion of scientific agriculture and Horticulture; also, a catalogue of the officers and students for the college year 1852-'53.
The Provincial Prise List of the Agricultural and Industrial Exhibitions of Canada for 1853.
Suitable for school, town and private libraries. Gratia.