27 NOVEMBER 1886, Page 23

One Thousand Quaint Cuts from Books of Other Days (Field

and Taer), is a collection of illustrations from the children's books which amused former generations less prodigally supplied than the present. It will be interesting to tarn from the fine colour and graceful drawings of to-day to what satisfied simple tastes in the past ; and this can be done, for the present still asserts its superiority, at the smallest possible expense, the illustrations costing something less than a penny for fifty, the price being doubled if you desire the luxury of having them printed on one side of the paper only.