By Peter Henderson. O. Judd Company, New York. Third Edition.

The first edition was issued in 1866, the second in 1874, and now a third, just twenty years after the first one. No better tribute to the value of the work than by the call for these successive appearances. Naturally every year brings new experiences, and teaches new lessons, and it is extremely fortunate that the author has been spared to revise an edition of which the first was so well received. The forcing of fruits under glass comes in for a share of attention now, which was denied the subject in former editions; and so many other topics have been included that while the first edition occupied only 243 pages, the present is paged to 375. It is a good proof that the more profit we would make, the more we must read and study to obtain it. A fair index, as well as a table of contents, is given, which was absent in the first volume and greatly enhances its value.

Nothing was said of fruits in the first edition, but it is now so well understood that fruits and vegetables, as a matter of profit, are in a measure inter-dependent, that it is not possible to leave out of "gardening for profit,', a glance at them both.

It is impossible to over-estimate the value of this work as a practical guide to the would-be market gardener, or indeed to many who already regard themselves as proficient in the business. The only improvement we would suggest, is, what we have already taken occasion to note in works of this character, that entirely too much space is occupied by a description and discussion of the merits of short-lived varieties. It reduces the character to that of a mere annual catalogue of a seedsman, and very much detracts from the value of a standard work. Many successful men will by no means agree that the varieties named are all the most profitable or the best adapted for general culture; while the author himself, will, in all probability, discard them himself long before a new edition is called for. In this volume we have a totally new list of potatoes from that given in the first edition, a wholly new list of tomatoes, only one of the original list of peas is left to us, and so on, of other classes of vegetables.

The author himself seems in doubt about the propriety of continuing in this old-fashioned line of authorship, for in one case he notes that the list has been found useful " in the vicinity of New York." We would manure and cultivate this doubt, sure that it will result in adding to the value of an already indispensable work.