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Editorial Items.

Prizes for Vol. III. offered to all Students.

FOR SOLUTIONS. A 1st Prize, $7.50; 2d, $5; 3d, $3; 4th, Vol. III. The third and fourth prizes are confined to beginners for solutions of Problems I.

in our advertising pages. To this list we may hereafter add editions of other standard authors, if desired. One Plane Descriptive Geometry.

Mr. Watson writes us that his work on this subject

and II.; but as the best solutions only will be pub- (about fifty pages of text and twelve plates) is nearly

lished, advanced students are desired to send solutions of all the problems.

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Autograph Note of Laplace.

Mr. WATSON has sent us lithograph copies of a note in the handwriting of the distinguished Geometer, which will appear in our next.

ready. The plates will be engraved in Paris by the FOR ESSAYS. A 1st Prize, $50; 2d, $ 40; 3d, same engraver, and printed on the same quality of $30; 4th, $ 20; 5th, $ 10. The first and second of paper, as those in LEROY's Descriptive Geometry. A these prizes are open to all competitors. Instead of supplement will contain an application to a road cash prizes, we propose to make them all payable in constructed in France by the Corps des Ponts et mathematical books. This change will make the prizes less burdensome to us while it will be appropriate, and we believe quite as acceptable to competitors, to receive standard mathematical books, such as BOWDITCH's edition of Mécanique Céleste, PEIRCE'S Analytic Mechanics, BARTLETT's Analytic Mechanics, DAVIS's edition of Theoria Motus, DAVIES and PECK'S Mathematical Dictionary, CHAUVENET's Analytic Trigonometry. But selections may be made from SEVER & FRANCIS's list, and desired works not found there will be ordered. To those preferring standard works in other departments, we offer We expect our friends will aid us by increasing our WORCESTER'S Quarto Dictionary and the fine editions subscription list. See Mathematical Monthly, on sevof HUME, GIBBON, LAMB, and MACAULAY, described enth page of Advertiser.

Portrait of Sir John Herschel.

Through the kindness of Miss MARIA MITCHELL we have received a fine photograph of SIR JOHN HERSCHEL, which we shall have engraved on steel for an early number.

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