18 FEBRUARY 1888, Page 22

The Herb of the Field. By Charlotte M. Yonge. (Macmillan

and Co.)—This is a "revised and corrected" reprint of a book which first appeared more than thirty-four years ago. These thirty.foar years, as she remarks, have made the system of LinnEeas obsolete ; and the author has consequently adapted her book to the Natural system. The substance of the book happily remains unaltered. The first twelve chapters are devoted to flowers' of the twelve months (begin-

ring with February, as really starting the visible growth of the year). Nearly thirty chapters following take the plants in classes. A systematised catalogue follows of "Common English Plants." We need hardly say that Miss Yonge's pen gives a new charm to a delightful subject.