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Geographical Series of Text-Books. .

No other Geographer living understands the relations of the Physical features of our earth so well, or knows how to present them to Students with such simplicity, as Prof. Guyot."-AGASSIZ.

No. I.
PRIMARY; OR, INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF

GEOGRAPHY.
ONE QUARTO VOLUME, WITH OVER 100 ELEGANT ILLUSTRATIONS.
Sample copies sent to Teachers for examination, on receipt of 60 cents.

No. II.
COMMON SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY.
IN ONE ROYAL QUARTO VOLUME, WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS,

CONTAINING

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Twenty-one Maps, three of which are double-page maps, engraved in the highest style of the art; colored Physically and Politically; embracing also diagrams for the construction of the maps of each continent according to Prof. Guyot's system of Constructive Map Drawing.

In the preparation of this series the great variety of extraneous matter with which geographies are generally crowded has been entirely rejected. But all that is most important in regard to the nature and resources of the countries of the earth-their people, cities, and commercial importance-is invariably given; the facts, however, are not given in the disconnected manner ordinarily employed, but are presented in the order of dependence, one upon the other. The physical character of each country is made the basis of the study of the country, and all facts regarding its Political Geography are so intimately linked with its Physical character that it is impossible to forget them. Sample copies sent, postage paid, on receipt of $1.40.

TEACHER'S EDITION OF THE COMMON SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY; Embracing the “Common School Geography,” together with a Full Exposition of the Method of Geographical Teaching recommended by the Author. Sent free by mail on receipt of $1.50.

A descriptive Catalogue of

CHARLES SCRIBNER & CO.'S
GEOGRAPHICAL PUBLICATIONS,

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INCLUDING

GUYOT'S WALL MAPS FOR SCHOOLS, CLASSICAL MAPS, PERCE'S MAGNETIC GLOBES, AND MAGNETIC OBJECTS,

Sent free on application. CHARLES SCRIBNER & CO., Publishers,

654 Broadway, New York. ALVAH A. SMITH, New England Agt.,

At the Bookstore of

L E E & SHE PA RD, oct. '66.

149 Washington Street, Boston

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SCHOOL CHAIRS, DESKS, AND TEACHERS' DESKS AND TABLES,

CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
SCHOLARS' DESKS AND CHAIRS MADE TO ORDER.
All articles warranted. Catalogues furnished, with prices, on application by mail. by sending five cents for return postage.

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WARREN'S GEOGRAPHIES,

REVISED AND CORRECTED,

CONTAINING

CENSUS of 1860, NEW MAPS, RECENT DISCOVERIES

and POLITICAL CHANGES down to 1865, Cover the whole ground necessary for a thorough understanding of that too much neglected branch of education.

They develop thought, and leave a more lasting impression on the scholar's mind than any other series now published, as the immense sales already made, the continually increasing demand for them, and the united voice of hundreds of teachers now using them, all testify.

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Greene's Introduction to English Grammar,

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OUR WORLD;
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CONTAINS TWELVE PAGES OF MAPS, PRINTED IN COLORS, AND NUMEROUS

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State Normal Schools.

The normal Schools at Framingham and Salem are designed for the education of female teachers; those at Bridgewater and Westfield for the education of teachers of both sexes. The course extends over two years, of two terms of about twenty werks each, for all except those who have been graduate i at a college, - for whom the course covers only one term. Any person entering either of the schools, with extraordinary preparation, may obtain a degree in onehalf or three-fourths of the time usually required.

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At FRAMINGHAM, on Tuesday, July 10th, 1866, and Jan. 29th, 1867.
At SALEM, on Thursday, July 12th, 1866, and Jan 31st, 1867.
At BRIDGEWATER, on Tuesday, July 17th, 1866, and Feb. 5, 1867,
At WESTFIELD, on Thursday, July 10th, 1866, and Feb. 7, 1867.
The Examinations for admission will occur
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At SALEM, on Thursday, Sept. 6th, 1866, and Feb. 14th, 1867.
At BBIDGEWATER, on Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 1866, and Feb. 19th, 1867.
At WESTFIELD, on Thursday, Sept. i3th, 1866, and Feb. 21st, 1867.

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