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Mr. Arthur Rarusome's rhymed version of Aladdin (Nisbit, 63s.) is

agreeable and easy, so, as 'a rule, are Mr. Mackenzie's illustrations; occasionally, however, the pictures rise to imagina- tion and beauty, as, for example, in the picture of the Slave and the Lamp and in one of Aladdin on a great white charger. The whole volume, though the admirer will feel that its gorgeousness is greater than its beauty, is nevertheless an attractive pro- duction.