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NEW EDITIONS.—Cides, Customs, and Superstitions of India, by John Campbell

Oman, D.Lit. (T. Fisher Unwin, 14s. net), is a greatly enlarged reissue of a volume published some years ago under the title of" Indian Life; Religious and Social."—My Inner Life. By John Beattie Crozier. 2 vols. (Longmans and Co. Is. net.) The Light of Asia ; or, The Great Renunciation. By Sir Edwin Arnold. (Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co. 158. net.)—This handsome edition of Sir Edwin Arnold's finest poem is illustrated with thirty-two photographs of Indian scenery. It would have increased the interest of these if the localities had been given. Possibly, however, some of them come from regions where Buddhism is a negligible quantity.—The Chronicles of England, Prance, Spain, 4.c. By Sir John Froissart. (J. M. Dent and Co. 5s. net.)—The translation is that of Thomas Johnes (1803) as adapted by H. P. Dunster (1853). The illustrations, twelve in number, are by Mr. Herbert Cole.—Central Government. By II. D. Traill, D.C.L. Revised and Corrected by Sir Henry Craik, M.P. (Macmillan and Co. 3s. 6d.)—The Peak of Derbyshire. By John Leyland. (Seeley and Co. 2s. net.)—In the "Oxford Thackeray " (H. Frowde, 2s. net per vol.) we have Vols. VII.-XII. These are Ballads and Contributions to Punch ; Miscellaneous Contributions to Punch ; A Legend of the Rhine, ; Christmas Books, *c. ; Vanity Fair ; Pendennis. This edition, we should say, gives the original illustrations, a very numerous company, more than thirteen hundred in the six volumes.—In the "King's Classics" (Chatto and Windus, Is. 6d. net per vol.), Edited by Professor I. Gollancz, we have Dante's Vita Nuova, with D. G. Rossetti's Translation, Edited by 0. Oelsner ; Icelandic Translations, Trans- lated and Edited by the Rev. W. C. Green; Daniel's Delia, and Drayton's Idea, Edited by Arundell Esdaile ; and A Petite Pallace of Pettis his Pleasure, 2 vols., Edited by Professor I. Gollancz. (George Pettie was born at Tetsworth in 1548 and died at the age of forty-one.) He is described by Professor Gollancz as the predecessor and model of John Lyly the Euphuist.