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rather than the Gothic style, finding in the military
architect Ascanio Vitozzi a kindred spirit, fired
with ambitions similar to his own. The Temple
of Peace was intended, in fact, to usher in a new
era, and although its founder did not live to see
the fulfilment of its prophecy, it remains to this
day a monument of his prescience.

George Morland. By G. C. Williamson, Litt.D.
(London: George Bell & Sons.)—The larger and
more expensive edition on which the new volume on
Morland is founded having been reviewed at length
in The Studio, it is only necessary to say that the
latter contains all that is essential in its prede-
cessor, the text of which has been revised and
condensed; that the renderings in colour of The
Reckoning, Horses in a Stable, TJie Door of a
Village Inn, and the Girl Fondling a Dove, are
excellent; and that the black-and-white illustra-
tions include four interesting sketches not before
reproduced, namely, A Snooze by the Way and
A Tea Party, both in sepia, and A Scene on the
Ice and Morland's Servant, delicate pencil drawings,
all owned by Mr. Hubert Garle.

L'Arte Mondiale alia VII. Esposizione di Venezia.
By Vittorio Pica. (Bergamo : Istituto Italiano
d'Arte Grafiche.) 9 lire.—Sgr. Pica may be called
the historian of the international art exhibitions at
Venice, for the present publication is the fifth of
the series of volumes he has written on them.
Seeing that the exhibition of the present year had
only just closed its doors when this volume made
its appearance, the work cannot be said to be
wanting in actualite. Dealing first with the Bel-
gian section, he proceeds to pass in review succes-
sively those of Holland and Scandinavia, then the
Russian and Austrian sections, followed by other
foreign groups, including Great Britain, France,
and Germany, the last two chapters being devoted
to the Italians. The illustrations consist of over
four hundred capital reproductions of works
exhibited in the various sections.

An Introduction to Old English Furniture. By
W. G. Mallett. (London: George Newnes.)
5*. net.—In spite of its unpretending title and low
price this copiously illustrated book will be of great
use to the collector, for it defines very accurately
and succinctly the characteristics of each style of
English furniture, from the Early Tudor to the last
phase of the Classic Revival. The drawings of
Mr. H. M. Brock, all taken from examples that
have passed through the hands of Mr. Mallett, are
also excellent, for whilst catching the general
character of each specimen they clearly reproduce
every detail of decoration.

Messrs. Seeley & Co.'s " Library of Romance "
has received two interesting additions in The
Romance of Savage Life and The Romance of
Modern Sieges (each $s.).—The former, written by
Mr. G. F. Scott Elliot, describes the life of primitive
man, his customs, occupations, language, religious
beliefs, arts, crafts, adventures, games, and sports;
while the latter, written by the Rev. Edward
Gilliatt, gives an account of some of the great
sieges which have taken place in our own days,
the most recent being that of Port Arthur. Both
books are copiously illustrated and attractively
bound, and both are written in a way which
will ensure for them a warm welcome from boys.
Messrs. Seeley have also just issued a new edition
of Cambridge (6s. net), by Mr. John Willis
Clark, the Registrary of the University, whose
pleasantly-written story of the colleges and other
institutions of this great centre of learning is
supplemented by a number of excellent illustra-
tions after drawings, etchings, etc., by Messrs.
A. Brunet Debaines, H. Toussaint, E. Hull, and
A. E. Pearce, while Mr. George Morrow con-
tributes a coloured frontispiece showing the gate-
way of Trinity College. We are glad to see also
from the same publishers a new edition of Mr.
F. G. Stephens's capital little monograph on Dante
Gabriel Rossetti (2s. net), and of Mr. W. C.
Lefroy's Ruined Abbeys of Yorkshire (also 2s. net).

The fourth and fifth instalments of the publica-
tion issued by Messrs. T. C. & E. C. Jack, in
which the designs for The Palace of Peace at the
Hague are reproduced, contain those submitted in
the international competition by Gliel Saarinen
(Helsingfors); J. F. Groll (London); H. Van
Buren Magonigle (New York); Prof. W. Scholter
(Stuttgart); Ringuet and Alaux (Paris) ; F. Debat
(Paris); E. Cuijpers (Amsterdam) ; Emil Tory
(Buda Pesth); J. Coates Carter (Cardiff), and
J. Eklund (Helsingfors). The work is to be com-
pleted in eight parts at ios. 6d. net per part.

Mr. C. F. A. Voysey, whose designs for the
interior of " Garden Corner, Chelsea," were illus-
trated in our last issue, desires us to state that the
wrought-iron work for the house was provided by
Mr. W. B. Reynolds, and the metal hinges, case-
ments, and grates by Messrs. J. Elsley & Co. The
electric lighting was done by Messrs. Ashby & Sons.

In reproducing Mauve's water-colour Winter last
month (p. 10), we should have acknowledged, as
we now do, our indebtedness to Messrs. Marchant
& Co., as well as to Messrs. Boussod, Valadon &
Co., Paris.

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