22 MAY 1926, Page 21

Sidonia von Bork was a beautiful maiden of mediatval Pomerania.

She was jilted by a bright-eyed .young prince of Stettin, and thereupon retired into a convent where, in place of reading the Bible, she studied Amadis and practised sorcery and so bewitched all the six scions of the house of Stettin, and rendered them sterile. In punishment for this unkind behaviour she was first beheaded and afterwards burned. The XVIIth Century German story is given in English (Sidonia the Sorceress) in a handsome vellum quarto, illustrated by woodcuts and -published by Messrs. Benn at twelve guineas. .