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Decorative Work for House and Home. Edited by Francis Chilton-

Young. (Ward, Lock, and Bowden.)—This useful little volume, written with a great deal of genuine enthusiasm, belongs to what is known as "The Amateurs' Practical Aid Series." Although in the preface we have an outbreak of something almost like gush, as in assertions like "Our legislature is ever in the throes of parturi- tion," the book itself is a model of method and crisp advice, arranged in chapters and paragraphs. It is divided into three parts. The first," House Painting and Papering," is written by Mr. George Edwinson ; the second, "Stencilled Decoration for Walls," by Mr. L. L. Stokes ; and the third, "Floor Staining and Decoration," by Mr. Mark Mallet.