5 MAY 1866, Page 22

The Bookworm. An Illustrated Literary and Biographical Review. Nos. 1

and 2. At the office (4 Brydges Street, Covent Garden.)—We- scarcely know whether this is in joke or earnest. Each number con- taine just sixteen pages of large type and a few woodcuts, fac-similes of engravings in old books, and costs a shilling. The letterpress comprises. a story about book-hunting; notices of one or two old books, and she* accounts of old printers, with copies of their devices. Some of the illustrations are quaint enough, but we should think that most people will consider the joke dear at the price.