24 APRIL 1915, Page 42

An Italian Dictionary upon a considerable scale has been compiled

by Mr. Alfred Home (Cambridge University Press, 22 2s. net). It is intended rather for the use of the English student of Italian than of the Italian student of English, and the Italian-English section is consequently much the more elaborate portion of the work. So far as we have been able to test it, the dictionary appears well adapted for the practical purpose at which it aims of enabling the English reader "to make out the meaning of ordinary Italian books by its aid, as soon as he has obtained some rudimentary knowledge from a grammar."