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American people have never suspected it. I believe that our people would rejoice to No scheme you have ever proposed stops open this vast opportunity to your intelwith its nominal purpose.

lectual laborers. They are not ungrateful; Avowedly an authors' copyright, it is re- they know the extent of their obligations ally an authors' and publishers' copyright to your thinkers, and they will be glad to that is demanded of us. You may not see do them justice when the way is shown. the difference; Americans do. They see But they hold themselves perfectly compethat while the author has a just claim, the tent to manufacture the books that shall publisher has no claim whatever, while ev- embody your authors thoughts in accordery arrangement that England has hitherto ance with their own needs, habits, and offered is but a kind of legal saddle for the tastes, and in this they will not be interEnglish publisher to ride his author into fered with. the American book market. It is well un- I am of opinion that an internationa. derstood with us that your proffered forms copyright law, rigorously in the author's inof copyright are less in the interest of au- terest, requiring him to make contracts for thors than in the interest of the English American republication directly with Ameribook manufacturer, and it is these forms can publishers, and taking effect only upon that the Americans have rejected. Any books entirely manufactured in the United treaty which makes the English author States, would be acceptable to our people. and the English publisher joint parties to I have been unexpectedly called upon to supply us with books, if negotiated by the make this communication in vindication of two governments, would be repudiated by my house and the American people, and our people in a year. They believe ear- the occasion has compelled me to speak nestly in their policy of cheap books, and more from a personal point of view than will not expose it to the peril threatened would be otherwise agreeable; but I feel by an English publishers' copyright. The sure that my brother publishers in America superior advantages of our system are felt will substantially agree in what I have even in Canada. The Canadians will have said, and would have taken a similar our cheap reprints instead of your honest edi- course in like circumstances. As to the tions, and to this the English government English publishers, many of whom are my consents, suspends the laws of the empire cordial friends, I trust they will not be in the case of a single province, colludes offended that I have presented the case with “Yankee pirates," and robs its own plainly and directly. Nothing at present authors that Canadians may have our is more desirable than to divest the quescheap books. I say robs its authors, for, tion of the false aspects lent to it by pasalthough a ten per cent. tax is levied by sion, prejudice, ignorance, and class interthe Canadian government on reprints from est, and to deal with it candidly, broadly, the United States, for the benefit of the au- and searchingly. Having recently adjusted thor, I am informed by London publishers one of the most embarrassing international that money from this source would be a differences that could arise between two curiosity.

nations, it is surely not impossible to settle The United States now contain nearly this on the basis of equity and mutual forty million inhabitants, and they are emi- satisfaction...... nently a book-buying people. The Ameri- WILLIAM H. APPLETON, can market for English books is already

of the firm of D. Appleton + Co. great, and is destined to become immense. 16 LITTLE BRITAIN, London, October, 1871.

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The Fairy-Land of Science.
By ARABELLA B. BUCKLEY, author of " A Short History of Natural Science," etc. With numerous

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CONTENTS: The Fairy-Land of Science: how to enter it; how to use it; how to enjoy it-Sunbeams and the Work they do-The Aërial Ocean in which we live-A

Drop of Water on its Travels --The Two Great Sculptors, Water and IceThe Voices of Nature, and how we hear them- The Life of a Primrose-- The History of a piece of Coal--Bees in the HiveBees and Flowers.

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A Thorough Bohemienne.
A Tale. By Madame CHARLES REYBAUD, author of “The Goldsmith's Wife,” etc. 18mo, paper,

Price, 30 cents. (Forming Number 27 of Appleton's “New Handy-Volume Series.”)

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Personal Appearance in Health and Disease.
Forming the fifth issue of the Health Primers. Previously published :
Health and Exercise.

Premature Death: its Promotion or Prevention.
Alcohol and its Uses.

The House and its Surroundings.
In cloth, 16mo. Price, 40 cents each.

V.

The Study of Rocks.
An elementary Text-Book in Petrology. With Illustrations. By FRANK RUTLY, of the English

Geological Survey. Forming a new volume in “Text-Books of Science” Series. t6mo, cloth,

319 pages. Price, $1.75. For sale by all booksellers. D. APPLETON & CO., PUBLISHERS,

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(Sixth edition now ready.]

| Coates. It takes the gems from many volThe Fireside Encyclopædia of Poetry.-Col- umes, culling with rare skill and judgment.”— lected and arranged by - Henry T. Coates.

Chicago Inter-Ocean. This magnificent imperial 8vo volume of 1040 pages contains 1245 poems by over “A more popular, more appropriate, or more 400 representative authors, English and elegant work could hardly be conceived for the American. It is beautifully printed from holidays than ‘The Fireside ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF new type on fine calendered paper, and is Poetry. It is elegant but not showy, and there handsomely and substantially bound. It is not a poem of note that is not contained beis furnished with an alphabetical index of tween its covers. Works of this kind have the names of the poems, an index of au- previously appeared, but none could compare thors and one of first lines, and also copious with it in comprehensiveness and finish.”explanatory and corroborative notes.

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" THE FIRESIDE ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF POETRY, of their ample wealth. Many pieces which have lately published in Philadelphia, is no careless been passed by in previous collections hold a gathering together of an undigested mass of place of honor in the present volume, and will scraps, but is a comprehensive and carefully be heartily welcomed by the lovers of poetry as arranged body of the best fruit of the best bards a delightful addition to their sources of enjoy- of both of the English-speaking peoples. The

It is a volume rich in solace, in enter- volume will be compared with others of a tainment, in inspiration, of which the possession similar design, and it will bear the test. It is may well be coveted by every lover of poetry. much more extensive, from the nature of the The pictorial illustrations of the work are in case, than the collections made by Whittier and keeping with its poetical contents, and the Emerson, and it contains more than two hunbeauty of the typographical execution entitles dred pages more than the one which bears the it to a place among the choicest ornaments name of Mr. Bryant. It is about the same size of the library.”—New York Tribune.

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“Mr. Coates has been a most earnest and ination belonging to individual authors, are painstaking compiler. He has not been con brought out in this way (by the arrangement

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so far as our examination has shown us, omitted “No lover of poetry can turn the leaves of any of the standard pieces that in such a this book without being struck by the compi- volume we expect to find.”—Philadelphia Times. ler's sense of the value of true poetical expression and the discrimination which very “'THE FIRESIDE ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF POETRY, rarely misleads him.”Boston Advertiser, should be a welcome visitor at any fireside, as

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