This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
We presume that there are few who look over the nature of our Table of Contents, its list of illustrations, and the varied nature of the horticultural information collected during the year, but will agree that this is a very cheap book. Such indeed it is, and we are safe in saying that one of its size and containing its engravings, could not be afforded by a bookseller for more than twice the price.
Arrangements for the ensuing year are now all completed; the editor and publisher enter upon the new volume in January with their machinery and tools perfected to a state much beyond what they were on the journal being suddenly transferred to Philadelphia. That event found the editor without a single exchange periodical to consult or copy, and it has only been within a few weeks that his stores of European works have fully arrived. The publisher, too, was without prepared illustrations; yet, notwithstanding these disadvantages, the Horticulturist has been more punctually issued than formerly ; and if reliance may be placed on public and private notice, and upon subscriptions, it has been received with a favor undiminished, nay, increased. For the future, it will be printed under the superintendence of the best typographer in Philadelphia.
Under these circumstances we shall continue for 1856, we trust, to multiply the attractions of the work, and certainly, if personal zeal in the cause of horticulture can achieve success, or personal devotion of time can command public approbation, they shall not be wanting; with confidence, therefore, we ask for a continuance of patronage, and invite our numerous readers to a renewal of their subscriptions - reminding them of the necessity of their being in advance, the mailing being discontinued with the time for which it is paid.