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JANUARY TO DECEMBER, 1842.
CONDUCTED BY JOSEPH HARRISON,
DOWNHAM NURSERY, NORFOLK.
WHITTAKER AND CO., AVE MARIA LANE.
The termination of another volume of the FLORICULTURAL CABINET affording us the opportunity of acknowledging the many favours we have received in connexion with the work, we very gratefully record our sense of obligation and thanks to our friends for the valuable assistance afforded us, and by which we have been enabled to fulfil the pledges given at the close of the preceding volume.
Since the period when we commenced the FLORICULTURAL Cabinet, the devotees of the delightful science of Floriculture have very greatly increased, and the certain result has been the continued improvement in the art, and thus taste and skill have alike progressed ; so that we have abundant evidence to prove that, in no former year, has it been equal to the past; and it affords us considerable satisfaction to be assured we have been enabled, to some extent, to contribute in its promotion.
We were the first in commencing a practical periodical on Floriculture alone, and an impulse was then given to the delightful science of Floriculture that has regularly progressed to its present extent and eminence. Since that time, some other periodicals on flowers have been commenced, in entire hostility to ours. The proprietors, lacking useful information which would render the publication worth possessing, it was judged the abuse of others would tend to the attainment of their object; if replies could be procured, it would bring their works into notice, and excite a desire to see the originals. We have never been disposed to retaliate, or impose any replies on our subscribers by occupying our pages with them. Several of these publications have had their very limited period of circulation ; and, not being considered worthy of support by those able to estimate their character, they have terminated their career; not before, however, an offer had been made to us, to allow them to be incorporated with the