The Archives (69:368 [Feb.] 1942) reviewed the first edition of this book in a complimentary manner. It seemed a scholarly work and was handsomely printed and profusely illustrated. The only possible complaint—and this was minor—concerned the author's meticulousness; parts of the book made rather heavy reading because of his zealous attention to detail.
The second edition is a revision of the first; it is 203 pages longer, containing more than a hundred additional illustrations and selling at an increased cost of $2. It continues to be an admirable text, so that all the pleasant things said of the first edition can be repeated. It is certain to achieve great popularity.