Books: Autumn Leaves

THURBER'S DOGS, by James Thurber (294 pp.; Simon & Schuster: $3.95), are certainly the most lovingly regarded dogs in U.S. literature. Whether he draws them or writes about them, Thurber does it with the air of a man who knows what it is to lead a dog's life. A collection of pieces and pictures sometimes as affecting as they are funny.

THE PIPE, by Georges Herment (164 pp.; Simon & Schuster; $4.95), is an amusing, discursive history of pipes and pipe smoking. Care and cleaning, seasoning, choice of tobacco, how to fill and then empty...

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