7 MAY 1927, Page 19

Mr. Noppen's short Guide to the Mediaeval Art of West-

minster Abbey (Harrison, ls. 6d.) is more than a conden- sation of his excellent Westminster Abbey and Its Ancient Art already reviewed in these columns, but it displays the same care, enthusiasm and erudition. Visitors to our central shrine might well study this little book before going to the Abbey, for the illustrations are delightful and there is an interesting and useful chapter on the artists and craftsmen— mostly Englishmen by the way—who were responsible for the jewels of fine craftsmanship within the Abbey.