27 DECEMBER 1919, Page 19

DIARIES AND GREETING CARDS.— Messrs. Thomas De La Rue send us

several of their " Onoto " diaries for 1920, which are small, neatly printed, and strongly bound as diaries should be.

The Medici Society publish more of their attractive Christmas cards, reproduced in colour from old masters like Palma or from modern painters. A calendar with a picture of the bronze horses of St. Mark is very timely, for the horses, removed during the war, have just been restored to Venice.—The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has chosen for its greeting card a pleasant picture by Mr. Thorburn of a ringed plover with her young in the nest.