21 APRIL 1866, Page 22

Harry Lawton's Adventures ; the Warrington Abroad (Seeley, Jackson, and

Halliday.)—These two handsomely printed and hand- somely illustrated volumes have size and arrangement in common, and also this, that very common-place letterpress is set off by the best efforts of the printer and-the engraver. We suppose that the former, -which contains an account of the wanderings of a young sailor, is intended for boys, and the latter for grown-up people; but in either case the engrav- ings constitute the chief attraction. The boys have rather the best or it as far as the reading goes ; some of the stories about animals and savages are amusing, and no human being can extract any pleasure out of the twaddle that is talked amongst the travelling family, but we find the engravings in both volumes excellent. We may mention in the one, "Albert Durer's House at Nuremburg," "An Ancient Staircase at Venice," and "The Walls of the Temple at Karnak " ; and in the other, a "River Scene in Peru" and the illustrations of Chinese life.