17 NOVEMBER 1917, Page 9

A neat reprint of Christ in Hader, by Stephen Phillips

(John Lane, 3s. 6d. net), with some imaginative drawings by Miss Stella Langdale, is mainly interesting for the long and pleasantly egotistical introduction by Mr. Lewis Hind, who, as editor of the Academy in January, 1898, " crowned" the poet with a prize of a hundred guineas. for his Poems of 1807. Mr. Hind's autobiography and his history of the Academy under his editorship are entertaining, though one would not expect to find them in an introduction to Christ in Hades.—A new edition of The Pilyrina's Progress (T. C. and E. C. Jack, Is. 6d. not) is welcome, especially as it is printed in bold typo and has some vigorous coloured drawings in Mr. Byam Shaw's best manner.--Pebbles on the Shore, the volume of pleasant and reflective essays on various topics by - Alpha of the Plough," appears anew with a number of amusing illustrations by Mr. C. E. Brock (J. M. Dent and Sons, es. ed. not).