Books: Happy Locke

PERELLA — William J. Locke —Dodd, Mead ($2). In Florence the most eminent art critic is, of course, king. So when lost-in-thought Professor Sylvester Gayton trips into the Pitti or Uffizi, guards jump to attention, bow low, chatter thereafter of the lucky copyist whose work he has chanced to inform with the perfect suggestion.

Unknown to the guards, this Professor himself has but lately been informed by perfection. He has married the littlest, tenderest of sprites who ever sat long hours at an easel before "the souls of old painters who saw God and...

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