For a year the weekly issues of the Ameriican Architect and Building News have come regularly to our table, and the examination and reading of lts successive numbers have eonfirmed us in the opinión expressed at the begmning of the year that it would prove a valuable aid to archiU'Cts, builders, and the general public. Eacli number gives largesized and excellent drawings of public and private buildings - churches, halls, county or city buildings, stores, dwellings, &c, and in each number is discussed the underlyiug and practical principies ot architecture. The intelligent architect and builder, aa well as the intelligent layman, cannot read its pages and examine its illustrations without profit. f6 a year in advance. James 11. üsgood & Co., Winthrop Square, Boston.