Christian Ethics on the Science of Duty, by Joseph Alden, D.D., LL.D., author of uElements of Intellectual Philosophy," "The Science of Government," etc.

Whatever tends to promote the moral education of the people, and especially of the rising generation, is worthy of commendation. The old adage, "Laws are powerless without morals," is as true now as when it was first uttered. We have daily illustrations of the importance of moral principle to the successful working of our free institutions. The work before us is designed as a text-book for high schools and academies, and is well adapted . to that purpose. It teaches the "whole duty of man, inweaving with its philosophy the teachings of Scripture, yet in such a manner as to avoid all sectarianism. It is characterized by the simplicity, clearness, and comprehensiveness which have marked the previous productions of the author.

American Journal of Horticulture And Florist Companion We have received from Messrs. J. E. Tilton & Co., of Boston, the January number of this new publication. It is illustrated with numerous engravings, and its typographical appearance leaves little to be desired. The contents are:

Spring Flowers.

Grapes in 1866.

Garden Architecture.

The Plants of our Woods and Fields.

Flowers in Cities.

Things New and Old.

Pear Culture.

The Horticultural Value of the Crow.

Table Decrations.

Culture of Roses in Pots.

Improved Culture of Hyacinths in Water.

Hydrangea for Out-Door Decoration.

Literary Notices.

The Horticulturist - Vol. XXII..................February, 1867.............No. CCXLVIII

Book Notices #1

The American Gardener's Assistant. By Thomas Bridgeman. New edition, revised by S. Edwards Todd. New York: William Wood & Co., 61 Walker Street Price, $2 50.

We are pleased to see a new edition of this old and valuable work. It is now many years since we first conned its pages and recommended it to all inexperienced in garden or orchard culture as a work full of plain, practical instruction. The revised edition contains all the old matter, perhaps a little more systematically arranged, together with numerous illustrations. We take the liberty of suggesting to the revisory editor, that although illustrations are valuable, they are more so when accompanied by descriptions, and we should also remind him that in varieties of plants and fruits there has been considerable progress in the past twenty-five years, and that if he will inquire of any good, practical, commonly well-informed man, he will find he has retained in this book descriptions of varieties now discarded, and omitted any notice of many well-known popular sorts.

The Horticulturist - Vol. XXII....................March, 1867.................No. CCXLIX.

Book Notices #2

The Riverside Magasine for young people, published by Hurd & Houghton, New York, price $2 50 per annum.

Three numbers of this magazine have been issued, and the promises of the publishers have been fully kept. A variety of entertaining and instructive articles for young people of both sexes appear in each number. The wood-cut illustrations and typography are in the very best style. This work deserves, and no doubt has, a wide circulation.

Book Notices #3

Now Ready - Woodward's Record of Horticulture for 1866, edited by A. S. Fuller, a writer well known to our readers as the author of uThe Forest Tree Cul-turist," "Grape Culturist," "Strawberry Culturist," and from his numerous contributions to the pages of the Horticulturist.

Mr. Fuller, in his preface, thus states the purpose of the work: "We propose to publish in January of each year, a volume in which we shall endeavor to show the actual state of horticulture at that time; the principal horticultural events of the preceding year, and any new developments that may have been discovered in regard to the more common fruits and flowers in cultivation. We do not propose to record the advent of every new fruit or flower, but only to give their merits or demerits after they are fully known. We shall endeavor to gather information from all parts of the country, and keep our readers informed as to which particular fruits and flowers are best suited for particular locations."

Among the numerous excellent articles in this work, those chapters which treat of the Lily, its propagation and varieties; the Gladiolus; the Clematis, small fruits, etc., are each alone worth the price of the volume. Sent post-paid from this office for $1.

The American Fruit Culturist, containing Practical Directions for the Propagation and Culture of Fruit-Trees in the Nursery, Orchard, and Garden. With descriptions of the principal American and Foreign Varieties cultivated in the United States. By John J. Thomas. Illustrated with four hundred and eighty accurate figures. New York: William Wood &

Co: Price $8. Something over twenty yean since, John J. Thomas issued his first edition of the "American Fruit Culturist,9' which for conciseness and order of arrangement, plain, practical teachings of how to grow and cultivate trees and fruits, was regarded of such value as to make its possession almost a necessity by every fruit-grower. Since that time the author has twice revised his work, and now gives it to us almost entirely re-written, and exhibiting in its order and system all that method so peculiar to its author, while at the same time its teachings are extended and varied in accordance with the great improvements and progress made in fruit culture. As a book to guide in the practical working of the nursery or orchard, it is now one of the best, if not the best, published; and as a guide to the value of fruits and descriptions of varieties, while it has not a complete list, yet enough are described to meet all practical wants. Sent from this office, post-paid, on receipt of price.