18 DECEMBER 1886, Page 25

The Post Office London Directory for 1887. (Kelly and Co.)—The

eighty-eighth annual issue of this useful and carefully compilea directory. It now deals with an area extending from the western boundaries of Kensington and Chelsea in the West, to Bow, Black- well, and Cubitt Town in the East (a distance of about nine and a half miles), and from Highbury and Holloway in the North, to Ken- nington, Walworth, and Deptford in the South (a distance of about six miles). Improvements in classification greatly facilitate search and reference ; and as an instance of the care bestowed on the com- pilation of the contents may be mentioned the fact that in the list of "New Trades and Professions" which alterations in the law, science, fashion, or necessity call into existence (last year there were 171), "bailiff under the Agricultural Holdings (England) Act," " crocido- lite merchants," "diamond and ruby miners and importers," and "dog-muzzle makers" are enumerated. In the new map, the boundaries of counties, county-court districts, and postal districts are shown.