26 NOVEMBER 1887, Page 25

Mesas. Eyre and Spottiswoode send us specimens of their very

beautiful Christmas and New Tear's Cards. Not only are their landscapes—printed in oolours—very taking and delicately rendered, but their figures are better than those of the ordinary Christmas cards, though the man in the moon appears to have become the woman in the moos, and a very pretty woman, or, rather, more than one very pretty woman. The little Christmas cards in the shape of fens are very fascinating, and the spiders, frogs, &c., represented in some of the comic ones are clever and not vulgar, as this kind of Christmas card is too apt to be.