18 JANUARY 1879, Page 22

Street's Indian and Colonial Mercantile Directory, 1878 - 9. — This useful compilation gives

the various steam routes to the places treated of, with rates of fares and times of transit ; particulars of the railways in operation or construction ; the names, &o., of the London agents to each of the banks ; full particulars of the principal products and articles which form the chief trade of each place ; maps of the various countries mentioned, showing the relative positions of the principal towns ; lists of the various traders, and other information useful to buyers abroad.