15 APRIL 1865, Page 20

Shakzpeariana from 1564 to 1864. By Franz Thimm. (Franz. Thimm.)—A

most useful book. It contains a short sketch of the pro- gress of Shakespearian criticism, a list of the chief complete editions of Shakespeare, and a list of "commentaries, essays, and plates" relating to him published in England ; then a similar sketch and similar lists for Germany ; and lastly, for France. The English commentaries, &43., fill thirty pages, the German eleven, the French not three. It is far fuller than any previous compilation of the kind, and the classification of the productions of the three countries is new and most convenient. Mr- Thimm has done real service to his adopted country. .