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Miscellaneous.

NOTES ON BOOKS, ETC.

The English Archeologist's Handbook. By Henry Godwin, F.S.A. (Parker & Son.)

In a very judicious Introduction, Mr. Godwin points out the difficulties with which the student of archæology is surrounded from the bulkiness and expense of almost all books which treat of this interesting science, and shows that the student who may set forth to study our national monuments would require a very considerable outlay to secure the books, and then having expended a camel-load of copper in their purchase, would require the camel itself to transport them. But we will let Mr. Godwin tell in his own words the object of the book before us: "The experience of some years of irksome and humiliating, although unavoidable ignorance, has guided me in the selection of those subjects on which information is most necessary, and most difficult of attainment; and this information I have with much labour, and at no inconsiderable expense, endeavoured to collect, condense, and classify, rectifying as far as I could what I considered erroneous, and popularising, as far as the matter would allow, what appeared too recondite and abstruse." Carrying out his object in this spirit, Mr. Godwin has produced a little volume in which the English archæologist will find a mass of information readily accessible, and we believe perfectly reliable, which will make it not only useful as a book of reference in the study, but really what Mr. Godwin aimed at-a handbook to the archaologist, a manual to the student of history, and an instructive companion to the English tourist." Fine Arts Quarterly Review. No. IV. New Series.

The new number of this journal, now so interesting to all lovers of art and art students, though late in its appearance, will be welcome for the variety and importance of the articles it contains. Professor Kinkel's paper on Holbein will greatly interest the numerous admirers of the great Swiss artist. A notice of the Life and Works of Decamps is another valuable contribution to art biois enriched patronised by Charles II., and a New History of Painting in Italy. Art Criticisms, Notices of New Prints and New Books, and other miscellanies, make up a capital number of the Fine Arts Quarterly Review.

PORTRAITS OF YORKSHIRE WORTHIES. We have received what may be called a tentative List of Portraits of the Worthies of Yorkshire, which it is intended should form one of the features of the Leeds Exhibition of next year. This happy idea originates with Edward Hailstone, Esq., of Horton Hall, near Bradford, whose collections of everything connected with his native county are so widely known. It was proposed by him about fifteen years ago to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, but circumstances did not then permit of it. The Leeds Committee, finding their opportunities greater, have now requested that gentleman to superintend the formation and arrangement of such a gallery in one of the principal corridors of their new infirmary. We understand that Mr. Hailstone has consented to undertake this task, and also that he has been fortunate enough to associate with himself the Rev. James Beck, who is well known to our readers by his connection with the National Portrait Exhibition and the South Kensington Loan Collections. Under such care we are sure that the Gallery of " Yorkshire Worthies" will not only be very attractive, but very valuable to historical students.

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2. Charmian. By Robert Buchanan.
3.-Dramatic Critics Criticised. By John Hollingshead.
4-A Wonderful Crab. By Ernest Griset (with 8 Illustrations).
5-William Callen Bryant and American Poetry. By W. Clark
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6-Flo's Fate. By Clement Scott..

7.-Holland House. By the Rev. J. C. M. Bellew (with a full-page Ilustration by R. C. Hulme).

8.-Falling in Love. By the Author of the " Gentle Life."

9. In the Season. By Edmund Yates (with a full page illustration).
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11-Second Thoughts. By F. C. Burnand.

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