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This volume extends from "Goo" to "Lab." The woodcuts arc'

numerous and. good, and so far ae we have been able to exami,ne it the articles are accurate and well-executed. We could wish, however, that the, biographical notices of persons still living had been omitted. Iu one or two instances the subjects are not so important as to relieve the compilers from the charge of puffing.