By F. R. Elliott. D. M. Dewey, publisher, Rochester, N. Y. When one travels through the country and notes how poorly some farms and rural residences are in all their surroundings, which, with a very small expenditure of money and labor, might be made beautiful, any work which would suggest to these unfortunates how to do better, we feel to be doing a useful work. This is just the missionary ground for a work like this. Small and cheap, with illustrations which do not cover more ground than one without any taste can readily comprehend, it is just the thing needed. That it has done good work is evident from the fact that a new edition should be called for. All who wish well to rural taste will hope that this will be as popular as the first.