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Burkc's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage for 1886, the forty- eighth

annual edition. (Harrison and Sons.)—From the preface of this useful compilation we learn that the Peers created during the past year are Iddesleigh,Halsbury, Rothschild, Revelstoke, Monkswell, Hob- house, Lingen, Ashbourne, St. Oswald, Wantage, Esher, and Deramore. Baronies of the United Kingdom have been conferred on Lords Powerscoutt and Henley ; the Earl of Breadalbane has received a marquisate ; Lord Fife an earldom of the United Kingdom ; and Lord Wolseley n viscounty. Two dignities have expired, those of Strath. noirn and Ranelagh ; that of Selkirk has merged into the dukedom of Hamilton ; and the ancient earldom of Mar has been restored. Twenty-four noblemen have died. The Baronetage has been increased by fourteen titles,— viz., Guinness, Martin, Tennant, Millais, Jardine, Bell, Brocklebank, Harland, Fowler, Thornhill, Vernon, Errington, Morris, and Corry.—Iu the same connection we have received the fol- lowing useful and handy manuils:—Dod's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for 1886, the forty-sixth yearly h.sus (Whittaker and Co., and Bell and Sons).—The Shilling Peerage, Baronetage, and KI ay), taje for 18S6, edited by E. Walford, M.A. (Chatto and Matins), the thirty-second yearly issues.