28 JANUARY 1832, Page 19

The Thirty-third Volume of the Waverley Novels, being the first

of: St. Ronan's Well, is illustrated by a clever vignette, by LESLIE, repre- senting Mr. Winterblossom exhibiting his graphic treasures to a listless group of loungers, whose characters are happily hit off. But the chief attraction of the volume is the portrait of the illustrious author, as he looked in 1830. The features and character of the man are strongly

marked ; and the portrait altogether is creditable to the skill of the

painter, J. WATSON GORDON.