There is no need to emphasize the importance of palaeo-
graphy as an essential preliminary to the investigation of documentary historical sources. Mr. Hilary Jenkinson's Palaeography and the Practical Study of Court Hand (Cam- bridge University Press, 8s. net) is likely to be a useful addition to the literature of the subject. It is is the main a reprint of a paper read at the International Congress of Historical Studies two years ago, and its calms is great#
enhanced by the interesting specimens of handwriting repro- duced in the thirteen plates which accompany the volume.