27 NOVEMBER 1886, Page 22

Amateur Work. Edited by the Author of "Every Man His

Own Mechanic." Vol. V. (Ward and Lock.)—This new volume of Amateur Work is likely to be as useful as its predecessors. Not Quid- quid agunt, but Quidquid faciunt homines, is its theme. It will teach you to make everything, from a yacht or a telescope, to the box for the box-trick, or a donkey in fret-work. The only drawback that we feel in wishing unlimited success to this ingenious publication is the sense that if everybody lays its instructions to heart, a whole host of people—cabinet-makers, conjurers, carpenters, boatbailders, black- smiths, lapidaries, and we know not who else—will be thrown ont of employment.