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"AMERICAN NOTES ON Book COLLECTING' begins in the sense, disappointing. We want further descriptions of February number of the Journal of the Ex-Libris Society. the spots visited, while the illustrations are only enough As yet there are few American collectors and no dealers. to give, and not to satisfy an appetite. Stray Leaves Signs are not wanting, however, that this state of affairs from a Wbaleman's Log' depicts some "hair-breadth will be altered. The editor deals with Mr. John Viny. 'scapes" and some serious disasters in the chase. The comb under Modern Book-plate Designers.' Among pictures are, indeed, very striking, and the letter plates of Vinycomb's execution which are reproduced is press is not less stimulating. An Art Impetus in that of Mr. Walter Besant. Designs from the recently Turkey' is rather startling to the general reader, edu- published works of Mr. Walter Hamilton and Mr. Egerton cated to believe in Turkish ignorance and prejudice. Castle are also reproduced. The Imperial Museum in Constantinople seems, however, to po88088 some genuine treasures. * Life in the Malay Mr. J, M, COWPER, St. Mildred's, Canterbury, proPeninsula' is bright and interesting. The Autobio poses to issųe to one hundred subscribers the second graphy of Salvini' is continued. -- From Venice to the series of 'Canterbury Marriage Licences,' 1619 to 1660. Gross-Venediger,' in Scribner's, is a pleasant account of The volume will, it is expected, extend to seven hundred travel among the Dolomites, and has some effective illus- and fifty to eight hundred pages, and will include about trations. Not less attractive, in either pictorial or ten thousand entries. The work, which will be confined literary respects, is 'From Spanish Light to Moorish to a hundred and eight copies, is ready for the press. Shadow' The Florentine Artist’ bas also some excel. lent designs. The Marquis de Chambrun sends some
THE Secretary of the Launceston Historical and • Personal Recollections of Charles Sumner. :Impres- issued an appeal in aid of a fund of 1501. wbich it is
Scientific Society (Mr. Otho B. Peter, A.R.I.B.A.) has sions of a Decorator in Rome' is concluded. -Mr.
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We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. Mr. George Whale sends 'Round the Town with Dr. Johnson'; Mr. D. Wynn Williams, Chalcis, and what
To secure insertion of communications correspondents we saw Therein.' Mr. W. Wheater's . Puritans and Play must observe the following rule. Let each note, query, Actors' gives an account of the establishment of the
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