THE study of our tropophytic trees and shrubs in their winter condition has been somewhat neglected from the systematist's point of view. While such works as those of Sargent and Willkomm have hitherto supplied the wants of the forester, still the number of species they deal with is limited, and a more extended list is required. To meet this want the author of the above work has set himself no small task, and, in our opinion, has achieved a degree of success which only great patience and perseverance could attain. The book deals with 235 genera, including 434 species of indigenous and introduced deciduous trees and shrubs in Europe. A notable feature of the work is the large number of illustrations, 224 in all, which are reproduced from photographs and hand drawings of actual specimens.