28 SEPTEMBER 1889, Page 22

In the Land of Marvels : Polk - Tales from Austria and

Bohemia. By T. Vernaleken. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)—This is a reissue, with neat illustrations, of a book published some years ago by the same firm. The sixty tales given, most of which recall memories of those collected by the Brothers Grimm in North Germany, are, on the whole, well told, though here and there with perhaps a little abruptness. To judge from the illustrations and the binding, the book seems to be primarily intended as a gift-book for young people, but it will be found useful by the mature student of folk-lore, and worthy a place in his collection.