7 DECEMBER 1895, Page 12

A Dissertation upon Roast Pig. By Charles Lamb. Illustrations by

C. 0. Murray. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co.)—Lamb's humorous fancy has found a thoroughly competent exponent in Mr. C. 0. Murray, whose Chinamen are as good as they could be. The drawings are printed in colours, and for the most part well done, but the blue of the Blue-Coat Boy's gown is certainly too light.—Another old friend is The Story of Blue Beard, from Perrault. Illustrated by Joseph E. Southall. (Lawrence and Bullen.)—Here also the illustrator has been adequate to the occasion.