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British Heraldry. By Cyril Davenport. (Methuen. lls. net.) —Mr. Davenport

devotes his brief opening chapter to the early developments of heraldry and to the Heralds' College, and then gives an outline of the art, with the principal terms used. Two- thirds of the book is, however, occupied with badges and crests and supporters ; there are two very long lists of the peerage and baronetage, arranged according to the subjects of their crests and of their supporters respectively. A concluding chapter treats of the heraldry of the British Crown from the Conquest. The book has sixteen illustrations of moderate quality. Beginners may find it helpful.