It is earnestly recommended that the student secure and read a copy of the New Atlantis. This will serve to give him some comprehensive idea of the great brain of Sir Francis Bacon. It is, of course, to be desired that the student familiarize him self with all of Bacon's works, but as a beginning we recommend the New Atlantis. It is contained in a pocket edition of Bacon's Works, George Newnes, London, 1902. For the study of the ciphers it is necessary that the eye be trained to distinguish minute differences, which requires time, but it is time well spent. The possession and use of a reading glass is indispensable for this purpose. All of our facsimile photographs may be compared with the original first folio at any of our large libraries.