13 JANUARY 1866, Page 21

The Pleasures of Memory. By S. Rogers. Illustrated. (Sampson Low,

Son, and Marston.)—The large illustrations in this pretty-looking volume are produced by a new method, which is thus described by the publishers. The drawing is made with an etching needle or any suit- able point upon a glass plate spread with collodion. It is then photo- graphed upon a prepared surface of wax, and from this surface an electrotype is formed in relief, which is printed with the type. By this means the artist's own work is preserved. The result appears satis- factory, there is vigour and originality about the landscapes, and if in one or two instances there is a tendency to blotchiness, we suppose, as the publishers hint, that this is to be attributed to the difficulties attendant upon the new process.