27 JUNE 1896, Page 39

• An Artist in the Himalayas. By C. D. McCormick.

(T. Fisher Ifnwin.)—Mr. McCormick joined the exploring and surveying expedition of Mr. (now Sir) William Martin Conway in the capacity of artist. He gives us in this volume the story of his travels, illustrating them by reproductions of a number of rough .sketches from his note-book. The story is sufficiently lively, though it does not add much to our knowledge either of the country or of the people ; the sketches, though certainly of the roughest, are spirited. We resignedly recognise the fact that whatever a man does he must write a book about it. Mr. McCormick has certainly a much better excuse than many, Old makes a better use of his occasion than some.