29 JUNE 1912, Page 10

A Short History of Engraving and Etching. By A. M.

Hind. (Constable and Co. 10s. 6d. net.)—The writer of this book has the art of compressing his knowledge, and at the same time always being readable. Although primarily a book of reference it is nevertheless one which it is a pleasure to read; for as well as the facts Mr. Hind gives us illuminating views of his own. The range covered is from the fifteenth century to Whistler.