27 MARCH 1909, Page 25

The Wad Beasts of the World. By Frank Finn, F.Z.S.

Illus- trated with Reproductions of Drawings by Louis Sargent, Cuthbert E. Swan, and Winifred Austin. Vol. I. (T. C. and E. C. Jack. 10s. 6d. net.)—This first volume contains descriptions of about a hundred and seventy species, a considerable proportion being pictured. First come the "monkeys," headed by the man-like apes, the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orang-utan, and finishing with the marmoset. The differences between the first three are marked, and the three articles are , particularly interesting. The lemurs and their cognates succeed, and after them we have the "cats," great and small, headed by the lion and the tiger. Fourth in this list comes the puma, the frieze' of man, though not by any means a friend to man's belongings. Among the others are the hyena, the wolf, the bears, eleven in number, the great amphibia, and then a numerous company of smaller creatures, squirrels, rake, mice, porcupines, and the like. The descriptions are good, and the illustrations, which are in colour, spirited.