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NEW EDITIONS. —From America comes a reprint of Richard Biddle's Memoir

of Sebastian Cabot (Lippincott Co.), which has an unfailing interest, although much of it is detailed criticism of the errors of previous writers on the subject of Cabot and his contemporarics.—A Budget of Paradoxes, by Augustus Do Morgan. (Open Court:Publishing Co. 2 vols. 30s. net.)—This edition of De Morgan's curious contributions to the Athenaeum is edited by an American, D. E. Smith, and includes the notes of Mrs. De Morgan's edition.—The Moon, by J. Nasmyth and J. Carpenter (John Murray, 2s. 6d. net), is republished at a low price, but it has the full text and excellent illustrations.