16 JANUARY 1864, Page 21

A Treatise on the Fishery Laws of the United Kingdom.

By James Paterson, M.A., Barrister-at-Law. (Macmillan and Co.)—The passing of the recent statutes for regulating the salmon fishing of the three kingdoms has induced the author to take a connected view of the fishery laws generally. This task he has accomplished in a neat little 12mo. volume, which is at once a complete legal treatise on the subject,

and yet a volume which any educated man who follows the pursuits of Walton, or has possessions on the banks of a salmon stream, may readily understand. The author published in 1861 a similar work on the game laws, and the two taken together fully supply the needs of the sportsman.