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Book-trade recollections:—Peter Carter, 354, ão
S., correcting statement relating to first Bibles in
America, 563.-P. H. Cannon correcting C. G. S..... 602
Boston “Grand sale” (The)......... ‘...... ------ 48
Boyd, W. G., An underselling question.. . 152
Brinley sale (The).................... . . . 240
British Museum catalogue......................... 556,563
Burroughs, John, see Summer selections.
Camping out, see Summer selections.
Canada:-Canadian wickedness, 8.-Copyright law of
C. publications, 261.-Canadian tariff, 358.-Canadian
incursion (ed.), 439.--Reply by J. W. Lovell, 462, 47.o.
—The Stanley copyright suits ....... ............. 490
Carter, Peter, see Book-trade recollections.
Carter, Robert (of D. Appleton & Co.), Obituary. .... 239
Catalogues, see Bibliography.
Cheap libraries (ed.), 341.-The mission of............. 564
Chromos abroad......................... .. ... 542
Clark, A. S., Another “little game" ... 198
Climax (The) of a life................. .......... .... 48
Collection of duty, see Postal.
Color of paper.................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4oo

Congress (The) in London, see Copyright question.

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good.............................................. 582
See also Canada; Cheap libraries; Postal.
Cushing, Edward Hopkins, Obituary.... . ........... 151.

Defrauding, see Swindling.

Demoralization, see Underselling.

DeVinne, Theo. L., . On woodcuts, proofs and prints,
8o, 149, 169.-On Copyright...... ....... ......... 197

Discounts, see Underselling.

Duty on books, see Postal.

Educational book publishing (ed.)... ................. 192
-- See also State school-book question.

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Educational catalogue for 1879 (ed.)................... 695 |
See also Special lists.
Eldredge, James H., Obituary...... - - - - - - ----------- 401
Encyclopaedia Britannica:—Concerning Judge Blodg-
ett's decision (ed.), 344.—Report of the case, 355.-
Tribune notice of various editions 399
English book production in 1878.................. 147, 31o
English publishers (R. G. White, in the Atlantic)..... 82
Exchange and free copies, see Another “little game". 199
Faber, Eberhard, and the Faber House........... ..... 285
Falke, Dr. J., to L. Prang & Co.... .................. 399
Feeks, Hamlet, Obituary......... ... ..... ........ 82
Ferns, Collecting, see Summer selections.
Foreign editions of copyrighted books................. 398
Free trade in books, A. D. F. Randolph's reply to
Prof. S. I. Curtiss..................... ----- - - - - - - - 512
German book production............. ............. 306, 698
Gill, J. K., & Co., On the Tribune premiums. ........ 4oo
Hall, John H., Another “little game''........... .... 198
Hall Bros., A sample letter........................... 54o
Hamerton's books in America........ ................ 259
Harper “Standards” (The), A word of praise.......... 712

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Postal:-Two dangers to the trade; Foreign news-
§ ers, etc., free of duty; Omission in the new postal
ill (ed.), 22.-Suspension of letter rate rule as to the
o and electric pen processes, 48,-Passage
of the tal bill (ed.), 145-Books dut free, 146-
Postal Conference Committee; Printed blanksin peri-
odicals, 199—Papyrograph process, 200. — Printed
blanks again, inconsistent decision, 240.-A specimen
postal absurdity; The Inder Medicus ruling (ed.), 258.
-The bill as passed, 28o.—A new code of regulations,
308.-Advertising sheets, 399–Preparing the new
regulations, 439.-Collection of duty on É.j 461,
; and the Postmaster-General; Pub-
ications for, advertising purposes, , 491.-Free
trade in books: Prof. S. I. Curtiss *::::: by A.
D. F. Randolph,” 512.-The new postal regulations

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Ward, U. D., Obituary........... ...................

Wilson, James, On the hyphen question............... 308
Window-dressing............ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
Woodcuts, Proofs and prints, by T. L. DeVinne.8o, 149, 169
Word (A) of praise (Harper's Standards).......... . . . . 712
Word (A) to both sides (ed.)......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 48

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