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Matahari. By H. 0. Morgenthaler. (allen And Unwire. 7s. 6d.)

This is hardly a travel-book of the ordinary kind, but a volume of impressions of the Siamese-Malayan jungle. The writer, a Swiss mountaineer and geologist, was attached to a......

Far Countries.

" It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles." The Tuamatu Archipelago is as perilous to ships as it is beautiful, but it needs a stout heart to get there. The author is heavily......

Desultory And Verbose Essays That Meander From Sir Hubert...

to Li-Po and end at Gallipoli just before the evacuation. Mr. Green seems to have attempted a set of variations upon the theme of his title, but they are uncon- vincing. Some......

The National Opera Handbooks : Hansel And Gretel, The...

of Figaro, The Seraglio, The Magic Flute. By A. Corbett.Smith. (Grant Richards. Is. net each.) The return of the British National Opera Company to Covent Garden coincides with......

Potent As A Propagandist Of Bad Music, The Gramophone Is

not yet fully appreciated as an agent in improving musical taste. Many people who profess to know nothing about music buy records of Beethoven or Wagner in preference to those......

Music Competition Festivals. By Ernest Fowles. (began...

net.) This addition to the Musicians' Bookshelf series sets sail under false colours. Those who know of Mr. Fowles as an indefatigable adjudicator in pianoforte playing at......