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Sun, Moon, and Stars : a Book for Beginners. By

Agnes Giberne. With a Preface by the Rev. C. Pritchard. (Seeley.)—Professor Pritchard gives a hearty recommendation to this volume, a recom- mendation quite justified, we think, by its contents. We look at it from the unscientific point of view, and find it as worthy of praise for clearness, simplicity, and freshness of interest as the Professor finds it correct with respect to its science. It is an excellent little book of astronomy without mathematics, and really within the com- prehension of a child. The mental training which this science affords must, of course, be looked for in severer studies ; but the mental scope must be much enlarged by the reading of such a book as this. It is furnished, we should add, with a number of excellent illustrations.