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The American Educational Series.

STANDARD BOTANICAL SERIES.

By Prof. ASA GRAY.

HOW PLANTS BEHAVE, HOW THEY MOVE, CLIMB, EMPLOY Insects to Work for Them, &c. By Prof. ASA GRAY, author of "Gray's Botanical Series." Beautifully illustrated, and printed on fine paper, 4to. Price 75 cents.

HOW PLANTS GROW. A simple introduction to Structural Botany; with a Popular Flora, or an arrangement and description of Common Plants, both wild and cultivated. Intended for young people, and Common Schools. Illustrated by more than 500 engravings. 232 pages, small quarto. Price $1.12. LESSONS IN BOTANY, and Vegetable Physiology, to which is added a copious Glossary, or Dictionary of Botanical Terms. Fully illustrated, cloth, 8vo., 236 pages. Price $1.30.

FIELD, FOREST, AND GARDEN BOTANY. A simple introduction to the Common Plants of the United States, east of the Mississippi, both wild and cultivated. Cloth, 8vo., 386 pages. Price $2.00.

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SCHOOL AND FIELD BOOK OF BOTANY. Comprising the "Lessons in Botany," and the Field, Forest and Garden Botany." A most popular and comprehensive School-book, adapted to beginners and advanced classes. I vol. 8vo., cloth, 622 pages. Price $2.50.

MANUAL OF BOTANY. Arranged according to the natural system, and
containing twenty plates, illustrating the Sedges Grasses, Ferns, &c.
Fifth edition, 1867. Second issue, 1868. Cloth, 8vo. 700 pages. Price $2.25.
THE SAME, bound with "The Lessons." Price $3.00.
THE SAME, with "Mosses and Liverworts." Price $3.75.

STRUCTURAL AND SYSTEMATIC BOTANY. An introduction to Struc

tural and Systematic Botany, and Vegetable Physiology, being a fifth and revised edition of the Botanical Text-book Illustrated by over 1,300 woodcuts. I vol. cloth, 8vo., 556 pages. Price $3.50.

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FLORA OF THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES. Containing Abridged Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida; arranged according to the natural system. By A. W. CHAPMAN, M. D. I vol. 8vo., 620 pages. Price 3.60.

Any of the above will be sent by mail on receipt of the price.

*THE EDUCATIONAL REPORTER-Full of interesting and valuable Educational information, is published three times a year, bearing date respectively January, May and September, and will be sent to teachers and educationists, without charge, on application.

Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co.,

EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS,

The American Educational Series.

KERL'S

ELEMENTS OF COMPOSITION & RHETORIC.

A SIMPLE, CONCISE, THOROUGH AND PRACTICAL WORK ON a new plan. Designed to occupy an intermediate position between Common Grammar and Higher Rhetoric, embodying from each what is most useful to the writer. Cloth, 408 pages. Price $1.25. By mail on receipt of price.

In this work the author has woven together a progressive series of exercises designed to develop skill in the use of words, skill in the construction of sentences, and skill in the finding of thoughts. They are constantly varied to prevent weariness, and where difficult yet important subjects have presented themselves, they are unfolded in the flowing and comprehensive style of common reading. The work occupies an intermediate position between Common Grammar and Higher Rhetoric, embodying from each what is most useful to the writer. Commencing with the simple subject and predicate, it proceeds through their various modifications to sentences of a complex structure, and brings the pupil, step by step, to connected writing, kinds of composition, figures of speech, style, &c. An able critic has said of this book: "Its two capital excellencies are, that it constantly calls into play the invention of the pupil, and sets before him an abundance of examples. Thus while the student is consciously training his power of composition, he is unconsciously familiarizing himself with models of style and thought."

This book and the "First Lessons in Grammar," when studied together, will furnish an elementary course on the English language, or a course of Grammar, Composition and Rhetoric that is quite sufficient for Common Schools; and, when studied in connection with the "Common School Grammar," or 66 The Shorter Course in Grammar," it will furnish an advanced course in English language, or a course of Grammar, Composition and Rhetoric that is sufficient for the great majority of Academies and Colleges.

*** THE EDUCATIONAL REPORTER-Full of interesting and valuable Educational information, is published three times a year, bearing date respectively January, May and September, and will be sent to teachers and educationists, without charge, on application.

Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co.,

EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS,

The American Educational Series.

SWINTON'S WORD-PRIMER.

A BEGINNER'S BOOK IN ORAL AND WRITTEN SPELLING. By WILLIAM SWINTON, Prof. of the English Language in the University of California, author of "Word-Book of Spelling,"" Word-Analysis,' ""A Condensed History of the United States," "Rambles among Words," &c., &c. I vol. 128 pages. Price 20 cents.

This book is intended for use after the child has gone through some reading primer. Attention is called to the following distinctive points which have not heretofore been presented in a book of this kind:

Exceedingly short lessons.

The grouping of words according to leading ideas.

The selection of common words that can be understood by young children. The variety of script exercises, in both words and sentences.

The division of the book into specific monthly and yearly sections.

Review lessons.

The book comprises about 96 pages, and is beautifully printed and substantially bound.

SWINTON'S WORD ANALYSIS.

A GRADED CLASS-BOOK OF ENGLISH DERIVATIVE WORDS, with practical exercises in Spelling, Analyzing, Defining, Synonyms, and the Use of Words. By WILLIAM SWINTON, Prof. of the English Language in the University of California, author of "A Condensed History of the United States," ," "Rambles among Words," &c., &c. I vol. 128 pages. Price 40 cents.

The prominent points in this work are: 1. The clear and simple method of word analysis and definition. 2. The practical exercises in spelling, defining, and the use of words in actual composition. 3. The adaptation of the manual, by its progressive character, to the needs of the several grades of public and private schools.

Either of the above by mail on receipt of the price.

*** THE EDUCATIONAL REPORTER-Full of interesting and valuable Educational information, is published three times a year, bearing date respectively January, May and September, and will be sent to teachers and educationists, without charge, on application.

Ivisa

& Co.,

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