16 NOVEMBER 1907, Page 42

In the Footprints of Dante. Compiled by Paget Toynbee. (Methuen

and Co. 4e. 6d. net.)—Here we have a "Treasury of Verse and Prose from the Works of Dante." Dr. Toynbee has gone to Cary's version for his extracts from the "Inferno," and to Wright for the "Paradiso" ; the "Purgatorio " passages are from a rendering by Dr. Shadwell. Isolated passages, however, are taken from other versions. For the " Vita Nuova" and the " Canzoniere " recourse has been had to D. G. Rossetti. Dr. Toynbee himself contributes extracts from the " Convito " and the Latin treatises.