Splendid Prizes The first number of the NINTH VOLUME of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN will be issued on the 17th of September, We are grateful for the very liberal encouragement which we have received from our readers, and take this occasion to express to them our gratitude. We are also under many obligations to our cotemporaries for favorable notices. The next volume will be commenced with new and btautifvl type, printed on paper manufactured expressly for this publication, of greatly increased weight and finer quality : this item alone will increase our yearly expenses over $3000 ; in addition to this we shall increase our present able Editorial force as it is our intention to continue the Scientific American, " the leading and most reliable PRACTICAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL in the United States !) It will continue the unflinching advocate of all useful improvements, and it will fearlessly expose all unreliable and deceptive schemes appertaining to its character; [in this respect it has gained a reputation superior to any other work of the kind in the world ] The opening of the Crystal Palace in this city forms an object of rare public interest; we shall devote a full page of the paper every week to careful criticisms, reviews, and illustrations of the objects most worthy of attention. We hope to rentier this department especially interesting to all our readers, whether they visit the Fair or not. The copious and FINELY EXECUTED ENGRAVINGS of Machinery, New Inventions, etc.—the FOUR HUNDRED PAG-ES of valuable Scientific and Practical Beading—the USEFUL RECEIPTS—the full Report ;of all the PATENT CLAIMS, arffT the relia ble character of the journal on all branches within its field of labor—render it worthy of the soport which it has so liberally received from its intelligent class of readers. The circulation of the Scientific American during the present volume has exceeded EIGHTEEN THOUSAND COPIES PER WEEK. The edition on the new volume will be commenced with twenty-three thousand, flwhich we feel confident will not be an over calculation. Subscribers, to ensure the numbers from the commencement of the volume, should send in their subscriptions early, as many were disappointed in not obtaining the complete set of the present volume. The Scientific American is in form suitable fob Binding, and each volume is accompanied with a full Index of all the subjects, which renders it an ENCYCLOPELIA OF USEFUL, SCIENTIFIC, and MECHANICAL INFORMATION,for present as well as future reference. Hopig to stimulate our readers to greater activity in spreading; the circulation of the Scientific American, we offer the following Splendid Prizes for the largest list of mail subscribers sent in by the first of January next .— $100 will be given for the largest list. $75 for the second largest list. $50 for the third ditto, $45 for the fourth ditto. $40 for the fifth ditto. $35 for the sixth ditto. $30 for the seventh ditto $25 for the eighth ditto. $20 for the ninth ditto. $15 for the tenth ditto. $10 for the eleventh ditto. $5 for the twelfth ditto. The cash will be paid to the order of the successful competitors, immediately after January 1st, 1854. These prizes are worthy of an honorable and energetic competition, and we hope our readers will not let an opportunity so favorable pass without attention. Terms ! Terms ! Terms ! One copy, for One Year $2 i Six Months $1 JPive copies, forSix Months $4 Ten Copies for Six Months foi $8 Ten Copies for Twelve MonthSj $16 fifteen Copies for Twelve Months, $22 Twenty Copies for Twelve Months, $28 Southern and Western Money takes at par for absoriptions, or Post Office Stamps takes at their par value. Letters should be directed (post-paid) to MUNN& CO., 128 Pulton street, New York.
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