Anyone who has gone to antique shows recently will have been impressed with the revitalized interest in the Victorian era. Frances Lichten's Decorative Art of the Victorian Era. reported on P. 495, is another straw in the wind. Now comes the first of Drepperd's projected two books on the period. While final report should be made with the pictures in hand, since his is primarily a step by step pictorial revelation, this advance notice gives only mention of the text matter. The historical outline introduces the book as indicating close links with the French-English-American developments, as luxuries were converted into staples. The main body of the book will follow his customary format, with brief captions and informative pages of line drawings. Furniture of the period, mirrors, lamps, accessories, glass ceramics, textiles, jewelry, paintings- generous coverage.