4 MAY 1895, Page 25

Voyages and Travels of Captain Basil Hall, R.N. (Nelson and

Sons.)—Fifty years ago boys, and others besides boys, used to read the travels of Captain Basil Hall with no little pleasure. To the present generation he is barely a name. We trust, however, that it will not fail to appreciate his work, revived as it is in this convenient volume. Captain Hall related his experiences in a pleasant and lively fashion, and, though the places which he visited have become, in these days of globe-trotting, almost as familiar as the Strand, his travels may still be read with pleasure.