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Two books on Yorkshire may be mentioned together,—By Moor and

Fell in West Yorkshire, by Halliwell Sutcliffe, with Pictures by George Hering (T. Fisher Unwin, 6s.) ; and Highways and Byways in Yorkshire, by Arthur H. Norway, with Illustrations by Joseph Pennell and Hugh Thomson (Macmillan and Co., 6s.) Mr. Sutcliffe tells the story of Haworth and the Brontes, and touches on many other persons and places, as the Shepherd Lord and other Cliffords (not without mention of the " Nut-Brown 'Maid"), the Pilgrimage of Grace, the Nortons, and so forth. The pictures are remarkably good. Mr. Norway enters York- shire from the South, by way of Bawtry, Tickhill, and Doncaster. and makes his way over a great part of all three Ridings. We have an account of the East Coast watering places from Saltbarn down to Bridlington, of Barnard Castle and Rokeby,'of the great industrial district of which Leeds, Bradford, and Halifax are the most important localities, and, of course, of York itself. Every. where he gives his readers abundance of historical associations, in which, indeed, the great county is rich. The illustrations, we need hardly say, are excellent.—Of a not dissimilar kind is American Lands and Letters, by Donald G. Mitchell (J. M. Dent and Co.), a continuation of a book' with the same title which has met with no small favour on both sides of the Atlantic. We must confess that some of the names which Mr. Mitchell celebrates are unknown to us; but we are never long before coming to some one whose reputation has reached us here. Bancroft, for instance, and Horace Bushnell (not un- known, directly or indirectly, to many readers of the Spectator), R. W. Emerson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Theodore Parker, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Longfellow. The volume is richly illustrated with portraits and pictures of houses, dc.