By J. R. Sheldon, New York; Cassel, Petter & Galpin. Part 12, just issued, gives the whole history of cheese-making in England. Perhaps, as a matter of profit, English makers cannot compete with American makers; they have many ways of making choice brands that it will profit our people to know all about.

Purdy's Small Fruit Instructor - This little book contains a vast amount of useful information, and must be well worth all it cost to any fruit grower, especially those engaged in marketing fruit. We are, in the preface, told that the work "has been hastily gotten up," and is "not intended for the critic's eye;" and this being so we shall forbear from noting many little weaknesses that occurred to us in looking through it. We may be, however, pardoned for suggesting that we see no particular reason for haste. A few months more of delay in issuing it would have been no harm to the purchaser, and might have made a better work.

This part has for its frontispiece a beautiful colored plate of Ayrshire cattle. The leading chapters are on the nutrition of plants and application of manures. Cassell, Petter & Galpin, New York, are the agents.

By J. P. Shelden. New York, Cassel, Petter & Galpin, Part 16. This number pays particular attention to American Dairying, giving as a frontispiece a map of the United States with those parts marked in colors that are most favorable to dairy work.

We have already noticed this beautiful work. The part before us has for its colored illustration, "Leguminous plants and weeds." Among them is the Alsike clover (called here meadow-clover), Trifolium medium; also, Hop-trefoil, Lucern, Birds-foot trefoil, Millfoil, Rib-grass, and other things. The text in this number is devoted mainly to the geological formation of soils, - also a chapter with illustrations on underdraining.

Part 11, from Cassell, Petter & Galpin, New York, of this beautiful work is devoted mainly to dairying; and those who have been swearing by "Short Horns" may see how they would look with "Long Horns" for their idols. The chromo represents a fine group of this breed.

Annual Report of North Carolina Experimental Station for 1879. From Dr. Ledoux, Chemist.