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HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MONROE C GUTMAN LIBRARY

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TERMS: $2.00 por Annum, payable invariably in Advance. .

8. 8. CHOCKER & CO. STATIONERS AND BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, SACRAMENTO.

Agents for Pacific Coast.

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"eard's Improved Desk and Beat with Top and Seat folded, oc

Peard's Improved Desk and Sext, with Top cupying but 10 inches. Peard's Improved Desk and Seat, ready for use.

Folded so as to use for Settee.
PEARD'S PATENT

SCHOOL DESK AND SETTEE

COMBINED. A FOLDING DESK, by which the school room can be transformed into a SPACIOUS and ELEGANT ASSEMBLY ROOM for adults. When the desk lid is folded, the Settee becomes just as avallable for LECTURE ROOM USE as though made expressly for that purpose. In view of the fact that many school houses are used or PUBLIC MEETINGS of all kinds, including RELIGIOUS WORSHIP on the Sabbath: Ons feature of making the Desk into a COMFORTABLE SETTEE will be found invaluable. The style and' finish of these lesks is unsurpassed.

Over 50,000 of these Desks have been sold

since thefr first manufacture, July, 1871, showing at once their

GREAT POPULARITY, having been adopted for exclusive use in the PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NEW YORK CITY.

Besides the Folding Desk described above, we call attention to the GEM DESK, with Folding Seat, ust patented and designed to supply schools not wishing Folding Desks.

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We also respectfully call the attention of the Teachers and School Officers of the Pacific Coast to our large and complete stock of School Books,

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Library Books,

Globes,
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Which we offer at Low Rates. Special attention given to the Alling of SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOK ORDERS
Catalogues of School and School Library Books mailed free, and prices of anything in our line given
apon application.

A. ROMAN & CO. Publishers, Booksellers, Importers and Stationers, No. 11 Montgomery Street (Lick House Block),

SAN FRANCISCO.

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Beginning with this number, we shall publish a series of illustrated articles, well calculated to serve as an introduction to the systematic study of Botany. The illustrations, as well as the language used here, are, in the main, taken from Dr. John Lindley's Letters on Botany to a Lady. The method pursued by this distinguished botanist, about forty years ago, is essentially the same as now generally followed by great and distinguished educators. According to this method only a limited number of plants are studied, and but few technical terms are introduced. Agassiz; referring to this method in his “Methods of Study of Natural History,” says the following: “The truth is, that to study a vast number of species without tracing the principles that combine them under more comprehensive groups, is only to burden the mind with disconnected facts, and more may be learned by a faithful and careful comparison of a few species than by a more cursory examination of a greater number. When one considers the immense number of species already known, naturalists might well despair of becoming acquainted with them all were they not constructed on a few fundamental patterns, so that the study of one species teaches us a great deal for all the rest. De Candolle, who was, at the

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