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With Brush and Pencil By G. P.
Jacomb-Hood, M.V.O. (John Murray)
165. net. A host of interesting figures
flit through the pages of this book, the
author of which is himself an artist. We
see Whistler talking with Wedmore, the
art critic, and while affecting to regard
him as a business man, indulging in
typical strictures on art critics ; Oscar
Wilde, " positively unable to open his
eyes without a cup of tea," and others
of the queer people of the 'nineties. The
Slade School, Chelsea, Paris, Greece,
Morocco, and India all find a place in
the volume, which has many good stories
told in a pleasant, straightforward style.
There are several illustrations from the
author's own pictures. 000

Unknown Cornwall. By C. E. Vulliamy,
F.R.G.S.; with illustrations in colour and
black and white by Charles Simpson,
R.I., R.O.I. (John Lane, The Bodley
Head, Ltd.) 15s. net. This latest worthy
addition to a delightful series treats of
the county which may be said to share with
Cumberland the honour of being the most
interesting in England. Mr. Vulliamy's
task was no easy one, for not only had he
a superabundance of literary matter from
which to choose, but he had also to find
a method which should be neither topo-
graphical, gossipy nor scientific, and yet
should combine something of all three.
His way is to divagate, scorning a too
definite scheme, and an excellent way it
proves. Mr. Vulliamy has the happy
knack of outlining the essential character
of a village in a phrase or two, he tells a
yarn with ease and humour, and provides
the intelligent man with just the introduc-
tion he requires to the people, scenery, folk-
lore, literature and antiquities of the
Duchy; and in this last department
his aid is particularly valuable to the
layman. Of Mr. Simpson's illustrations
by far the best are those which have sea-
birds as their subject. One reader (just
returned from West Cornwall) must con-
fess to a certain disappointment with many
of the landscape drawings, which do
scant justice to the angry magnificence
of a scene like Gurnard's Head or the
delicious calm and picturesqueness of

Mousehole. Mr. Simpson's use of colour,
too, here seems arbitrary, and nowhere
does he give a prospect bounded by that
vivid blue which is characteristic of the
Cornish sea. The reproductions are good,
but one regrets the omission of a map. a

H. B. G.

A Manual of Style ; containing typo-
graphical rules governing the publications
of the University of Chicago, together with
specimens of type used at the University
Press. (University of Chicago Press.)
This book is comprehensive in its scope,
and should be valuable to all concerned
in book production, but many of its rules
on spelling, punctuation and capitalisation
are very controversial, even allowing for
the difference in American practice. Why
refuse the capital to " Ming dynasty " and
unnecessarily give one to " Nature i " In
the list of words presumed to be adopted
in English is that old monstrosity " nom
de plume "—an astonishing lapse for a
University press—and in the same list the
German noun " Delicatessen " is given in
lower case. Equally astonishing is the
omission from the list of technical terms
of such everyday materials of the printer's
craft as " furniture " and " galley." And
why, even if we adopt the " nu speling,"
should we write " counselor " with one I
and " controller " with two i 0 a
The Himalayas in Indian Art. By E. B.
Havell. (John Murray) 12s. net. In
this volume Mr. Havell, well known as a
writer on various phases of the art of India,
attempts to present a resume of the
artistic traditions of India and to link them
with the life and work of the continent.
He has focussed his attention on the
Himalayas as the source or breeding
ground of Indian architecture and sym-
bolism. An illuminating book on an in-
volved subject, containing many excellent
illustrations. 00000
Practical Graphic Figures. By E. G.
Lutz. Illustrated by the author. (B. T.
Batsford, Ltd.). A little manual designed
to help in cartoon and fashion drawing,
with many diagrams by the author.
Though somewhat empirical, it gives
measurements useful to remember, and
its analyses of expression may help in
the record of nature, though none should
substitute them for nature altogether. 0

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