6 SEPTEMBER 1890, Page 25

Specialty Surveyed Roads in Scotland, by G. Rowland Brayshay (G.

Philip and Son), is a vade mecunt for cyclists, which it would scarcely be too much to docc.iba as indispensable. The pedestrian generally is happiest when he is not on a road ; the cyclist must keep to it, and hence the greatest need for knowing all about it iu advance. By the help of this volume, he can plan out his journeys in advance with the greatest accuracy. Information also is given as to inns and, now and then, as to sport. We are sorry to be told that the " road over the Grampians is rapidly deteriorating." In the writer's youth, it was kept up with a care that was deserved, one might say, by its admirable engineering.