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The Nonesuch Plutarch (five volumes, 30s. each) was weleemed with

all the honours by us on the appearance .of the first volume: The , splendid typography, the spaciousness of the treatment, the originality of -.Mr. Poulton's portrait illustrations were then acclaimed. But, like skyscrapers or the- courses of w. a well-conceived dinner; such volumes gain by their cumulative effect. They are printed: alternately in France 'land • England, except for the illustrations and titles which are done' at home, and, .Nie believe; by differeht printers at that. The assembling of material from such varied 'sources into so congruous a whole is a masterpiece • of organization.::

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