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Chinese Turkestan. By P. W. Church. (Rivingtons. 10s.)- Mr. Church

professes to have written a guide only for the use of hunters ; but slight as his volume is, it is distinctly readable, with an easy style and no dull pages. There are some good illustra- tions in the book, and what it does tell us is well told and to the point, and it really brings a breath of Chinese Turkestan to the reader. The author alludes to the number of miss-fires he had with his cartridges, and though he was wise in recollecting that there is a law of libel, we trust he did not spare the maker on his return. Once confidence is lost in one's weapon the stoutest heart may become weak.