13 JANUARY 1906, Page 25

The Dickensian. Edited by B. W. Matz. Vol. I. (Chapman

and Hall. 4s.)—We have noticed the monthly issues of this magazine, "the Monthly Record of the Dickens Fellowship," and in welcoming the appearance of the first annual volume take the opportunity of wishing it a long and prosperous career. The volume is full of interesting things, with, of course, the inevitable intrusion of an occasional eccentricity. We cannot but think that the volume would have been better without Mr. Crotch's speculations as to Dickens's relation to what he magniloquently describes as the "cosmic order of Collectivism."