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530 Short Notices.

Short Notices. History of Anthropology. By A. C. Haddon, with the help of

A. Kingston Quiggin. Watts & Co., 1910. Sm. 8vo,

pp. X+158, 111. The Wanderings of Peoples. By A. C.

Haddon. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1911. Sm. 8vo, pp.

vii+ 124. 5 maps. An indefatigable investigator provides in these two volumes at nominal cost a history of a great science and a summary of a complex subject, and can claim in each case to break new- ground. The first tells a very fascinating story, but one lays it down with surprise that the study of our Society is defined so narrowly and its progress dismissed so briefly. Perhaps in the process of compression folklore has suffered by accident, which must also be the cause of the absence of The Golden Bough and of all the works of Dr. Tylor and Dr. Westermarck from the bibliography at the end. The second volume seeks to explain, with extreme brevity but intelligibly, the folk-wanderings of the past, from the dim driftings of early flint-users to the African movements stayed only the other day by the intrusions of the white man. If the student finds it hard to digest the compacted information, thoroughly-serviceable little bibliographies enable him to obtain further details.

The Place-Names of Berkshire. By the Rev. Walter W. Skeat.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 19 11. i2mo, pp. 118. Prof. Skeat has previously published studies of the place-names of four other counties (Beds., Cambs., Hunts., Herts.). The folklore student will find all five studies of great value for authoritative interpretations and early forms of place-names, and for these counties he should no longer seek to throw light on local traditions by erroneous etymologies.

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The Editor of Folk- Lore ^

c/o David Nutt,

57-59 Long Acre, London, W.C.