22 JULY 1905, Page 22

The Tyrol. By W. D. McCrackan. (Duckworth and Co. 5s.

net.)—The Tyrol has abundance of the picturesque in the domains of Nature and of Art. Art has its chief exposition in Innsbruck ; Nature is magnificent everywhere ; and Mr. McCrackan, who has the help of many photographic illustrations, presenting places, persons, costumes, objects of art, &c., is an excellent guide. From time to time he takes us from the present into the past. Charles the Bold, Maximilian I. (who, by the way, was never, to be exact, " Emperor "), and Hofer, with not a few others, appear in these pages.