By Worthington G. Smith, 1884. London: Published by Macmillan & Co. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.

Those who wish to understand thoroughly what may come before them in connection with the diseases of plants, will find this a very entertaining volume. Though a treatise on the diseases of plants, it is simply an account of those which are now conceded to have their origin in the attacks of minute parasitic plants. The book is profusely illustrated with magnified drawings of these little organisms, and will be found one of the most valuable in the library of the intelligent horticulturist, or cultivators in any other department of vegetable economy. It is a duodecimo of 358 pages, and within the means of those whose bank account is not of huge dimensions.