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Britannia's Bulwarks. Edited by Commander Chas. N. Robinson, R.N. Illustrations

in Colour by Chas. Dixon, R.I., and in Monochrome by C. J. Staniland, RI. (George Newnes. 10s. 6d.)- These pictures of old and new battleships and the accounts of the fights they have taken part in make an interesting book. The illustrations in colour are good, in spite of the fact that they are reproductions of water-colours, and so were not designed for colour-printing. The artist has got some fine effects with the sails of the old men-of-war and galleons. The picture of the first Queen,' launched in 1225, is particularly good.