12 AUGUST 1905, Page 22

The Standard Guide to London. (Standard Press. is. net.)— This

Guide is alphabetically arranged, certainly a convenience from one point of view, though we are not sure that it is superior, on the whole, to an arrangement by subject, so long as a sufficient index is provided. Of one thing we are quite sure, that the advertisements which face so many pages may be profitable, but they do not add to the attractiveness of the volume. Why, when we are looking at the Albert Memorial, are we confronted by a very dicolletie lady ? and what has the Bank of England to do with a remedy for sea-sickness ?