2 DECEMBER 1899, Page 37

Trowel, Chisel, and Brush. By H. Grey. (Swan Sonnenschein and

Co. ls.)—In spite of five pages of recommendation from apparently the whole provincial Press, we cannot advise people to place dependence in this little book, for the inaccuracies are startling. The whole object of an epitome of this kind is that it should be trustworthy. But in this book we are told that Luini was a Sardinian and a pupil of Leonardo, both of which statements are untrue. The author seems to think that RaphaePs cartoons are at the Vatican, and he tells us that Bellini's masterpiece is a

Bacchus and Ariadne I Mr Fry, whose book has been noticed above, seems to be unaware of this work. The author is not more convincing in his statements about architecture. The dismissal of St. Paul's as "a poor imitation of St. Peter's at Rome" gives us the measure of the author's knowledge and judgment. It is announced that this book is in its fourth thousand ; so much error has already been disseminated.