24 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 21

The Joint-Stock Companies' Directory, 1866. (London : Charles' Barker and

Sons.)—This is the second annual appearance of this very useful work, much enlarged and improved. It now contains full in- formation as to the directorate, officers, capital, last dividend, and meet- ings of all railways and other joint-stock companies, and an alphabetical index of all directors, with the names of their respective companies appended. An appendix contains also a detailed account of all the principal loan transactions between 1860 and 1865. The mere fact that the volume contains 1,300 pages testifies at once to the importance of its nature and the fullness of its materials.