History, description, and colored plates, by J. H. Loomis. A beautiful little book. The Persimmons with their numerousnames and prettily colored plates, look certainly good enough to eat. We believe the successful cultivation of this fruit in California is no longer an experiment.

How to Destroy Insects-on Plants and Flowers, in the Garden and in the House. By Henry T. Williams, New York, Though only 30 cents, this little book is neatly bound in paper cover, and is beautifully printed. It contains many very useful hints about all sorts of insects that trouble human nature, and though by no means a perfect treatise, is very well worth the small sum asked for it.