This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Charles Downing writes: "There is a mistake in the November number of the Gardeners' Monthly, relating to a new revised edition of 'Downing's Fruits and Fruit Trees,' which I will thank you to correct. It is stated that, "Chas. Downing has just finished revising a new edition of Downing's Fruits- and Fruit Trees,which brings the work down to 1881. There has been none issued since the second revised edition of 1869. In 1872 there was an appendix added. A second one in 1876, and the third one in 1881. Soon after the three appendices were published, the three appendices and second revised edition of 1869 were bound in one volume, and this is what is called a new revised edition down to 1881".