12 MARCH 1904, Page 25

One of the invaluable publications of the British Museum is

The Catalogue of English Pottery, by R. L. Hobson, B.A. (Long- mans and Co., and others). It is not within our province to dis- cuss this volume ; but we may say that it has been put together with frequent reference to works by experts in the subject. One of these authorities is, of course, Mr. M. L. Solon, whose hand- some volume, copiously and beautifully illustrated, dealing with a kindred subject, we may take this occasion of mentioning. This is A Brief History of Old English Porcelain (Bemrose and Sons, 42s. net). The coloured plates, exquisite specimens of their kind, number twenty; of black-and-white plates there are seventy-four.