(1) THE first of the books before us aims rather at being a work of art than of natural history. It tells, with many a winding bout of linked fancy, of the yearnings of a boy and of a somewhat introspective stag. Never since the days of melancholy Jacques was such outpour of sentiment upon a stricken deer. To those who like this mood the book may be recommended, for it is curiously wrought and daintily embellished.
The Trail of the Sandhill Stag. By E. T. Seton . Pp. 93+plates. (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914.) Price 3s. 6d. net.
Wild Game in Zambezia. By R. C. F. Maugham . Pp. xii+376+plates. (London: John Murray, 1914.) Price 12s. net.
Animal Communities in Temperate America as Illustrated in the Chicago Region. A Study in Animal Ecology. By Dr. V. E. Shelford . Pp. xiii+362. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press; London: Cambridge University Press, n.d.) Price 12s. net.