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We have received the first part of a publication to

be com- pleted in sixteen parts, Old Houses in Edinburgh, Drawn by Bruce J. Home (W. J. Hay, Edinburgh, ls. net per part). The three drawings in this part are " Sir Archibald Acheson's House," " Lady Stair's House," and " Plainstane Close," all showing the qualities which Professor Baldwin Brown attributes to them : " the strictest fidelity, with a sympathetic rendering of detail and texture."