25 SEPTEMBER 1909, Page 27

The Story of Roland. By James Baldwin. (G. G. Harrap

and Co. 2s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Baldwin has been at great pains to collect from many sources details of the Roland legend. He takes us, for instance, to the Court of Prester John, and tells the strangely fanciful story of " How Roland Became his own Shadow." Some of these curiosities we could have spared to have the great final scene of Roncesvalles given in more detail. But Mr. Baldwin's Story of Roland is sure to please his readers greatly.