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REVIEW OF BOOKS.

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REVIEW OF BOOKS. Horticultural.-The publication of thMr Gar. den Seed Guide for 1900 by Messrs. Toogood and Sons, the Royal Seedsmen for half a cen- tury, Southampton, will be welcomed by all gardeners, amateur and professional. This imposing Guide, which contains hundreds of accurate wood-engravings of flowers and veget- ables, appears in a strong royal purple cover, decorated with gold and with a scarlet wax seal; and it is evident that neither expense nor personal labour has been spared to make the work as artistic and useful as possible and in all respects worthy the hundred years' prestige of the house. In a prefatory letter, attention is directed to the fact that the firm still con- tinues to sell only the very best produce, new seeds of guaranteed power of germination at the lowest possible prices; and customers are assured that no order is too small or too large to have prompt anl personal care. Amongst the numerous reproductions of photographs of Toogood's various premises is one of a new and additional seed warehouse, believed to be the largest seed-store in the world. Some hundreds of recent letters from customers are published and special attention is drawn to the Toogood series of gardening manuals, which are supplied at cost, and of which tens of thousands are annually sold only on the recommendation of buyers. No less than eight pages are devoted to the novelties in flower and vegetable seeds introduced for 1900 by this eminent house. Amongst so many, it is almost invidious to select any for mention, but special notice should be given to Toogood's Empress Elizabeth Win- ter Stock, the delightful flowers of which are of the brightest imaginable shade of carmine-rose, the Toogood Mignonette, each plant of which striking novelty forms a globular bush about 24 inches in diameter, and often consisting of more than 400 flower-spikes, and Toogood's Masterpiece Pansy, with charmingly fringed petals. We should advise every reader inter- ested in horticulture to obtain a copy of this large Garden Guide, which will, we understand, be posted freely to intending purchasers.

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