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NOTES IN SEASON.

Mrs. Clement has carefully revised her excellent "Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art," and added some twenty pages for anew edition, which Houghton, Osgood & Co. will soon bring out.

The poetical works of Dean Swift, in two volumes, will shortly be added to the Riverside Edition of British Poets. This edition attracts the admiration of all lovers of handsome, inexpensive books, and of the marvellous wealth of poetry it embraces.

Mr. W. W. Wheildon, of Concord, Mass., has written and just published, through Lee & Shepard, a thick pamphlet on "Paul Revere's Signal Light," showing quite conclusively that we may still hold on to Mr. Longfellow's poem of " Paul Revere's Ride" as good history.

Harper & Bros, will issue during the present month a new volume, on "David Hume," in the admirable English Men of Letters series ; a new edition, neatly printed in 121110, of Crabb's Synonyms, an old standard with much new additional matter; and the new Smiles biography of " Robert Dick, Baker of Thurso," a Scottish naturalist, one of the men such as Mr. Smiles delights to honor—a book illustrated with a number of interesting cuts.

Two books on French politics are forthcoming this month, which should attract a considerable share of American attention. These are M. Jules Simon's History of the French Government under M. Theirs, which will be published here by Chas. Scribner's Sons simultaneously with its issue in London, and Le GofTs biography of Thiers, prepared'

expressly for American readers, and to be issued by G. P. Putnam's Sons. French politics promise to become of much interest early this; year, and apart from this consideration any good books on Thiers should be welcome here.

Prof. BoYESEN'sbook on Goethe and Schiller will be issued presently by Charles Scribner's Sons. In it he has had the suggestions of Bayard Taylor, whose "Life of Goethe" will unfortunately never be finished, and gives in general the latest results of German scholarship. Prof. Boyesen well calls the study of Goethe's writings "a perpetual journey of discovery ;" his book combines a review of Goethe's life and work, which takes in all that long biographical research has furnished as to the facts. Works as late as Grimm's last year's Lectutes on Goethe have helped to furnish material for the volume. The essay on Schiller is hardly less minute than that on the greater master.

W, F. Draper has in press a new edition of a Compedious and Complete Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament, with an English-Hebrew Index," by Benjamin Davies, carefully revised, and with a statement of the principles of Hebrew grammar, by Edward C. Mitchell; also, an " Introduction to the Greek of the New Testament," by George L, Cary, which is designed for the use of those persona who, though previously unacquainted with the Greek language, would nevertheless be glad to read the New Testament in its original tongue. An address by Prof. Archibald Duff, Jr., on the "Use of the Old Testament in the Rise of our Doctrines" will also be issued shortly.

Roberts Brothers are preparing for early publication quite an imposing list of books. About the middle of this month they will issue "Signor Monaldini's Niece," as the initial volume to a new series of No Name books. This is said to be the work of an American who has spent many years in Italy, and is also said to be one of the brightest and most engaging of all the No Name stories. At the same time will be issued a little 50-cent book on "Readingas a Fine Art," a suggestive and practical brochure, translated from the French of Legouve by Miss Abby Alger; an American edition of "Canterbury Chimes; or, Chaucer's Tales retold for Children," by Mrs. Haweis and others, with illustrations from the Ellesmere ms.; "The Dramatic List," comprising a great deal of information respecting English theatrical matters, persons, laws, usages, and customs, by Charles Eyre Pascoe, an American residing in England; and " Mary Wollstonecroft's Letters to Gilbert Imlay," which were lately discovered among the Shelley papers by Mr. Kegan Paul, who has edited the letters and prepared a memoir of Mary Wollstonecroft. Imlay was her brevet husband, and was by no means worthy of her; but that did not prevent her writing letters of great interest. Roberts Brothers will publish, probably about February 1st, the "Life and Times of Stein," that wise giant of German statesmanship, by Professor Seeley, author of "Ecce Homo;" and Hamerton's "Life of Turner," the celebrated English artist. These cannot fail to be works of great value and literary charm. The "Life of Stein" will be in two octavo volumes uniform with the "Life of Sumner," and the "Life of Turner" will be in one volume, uniform with Hamerton's other books.

WEEKLY RECORD OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

In this lis!, the titles in brevier are direct transcriptions front books actually received, according to Ike rules 0/ the American Library Association: those in nonpareil are front the best information available, and will be repeated in brevier when the book is received for registry.

The notes follonved by a number are those which are sent out on printed title-slips, as revised by the Library Association authorities: unless bracketed, which means that they have not yet been so revised. Those not followea by a number are on the sole authority of the Weekly, and are not included tn the title-slip registry.

The abbreviations are usually self-explanatory. A colon after initial designates the most usual given name, as: A: Augustus: B: Benjamin: C: Charles; D: Daniel: E: Edward; F: Frederic: G: George; H: Henry: I.Isaac: J: yohn: L: Louis; N: Nicholas: P: Peter; R: Richard: S: Samuel; T: Thomas: Wf William.

Sizes are designated as follows: F. (folio: over 30 centimeters high); Q. (sto; under 30 cm.); O. (8r»<* .■ 25 cm.); D. (tzmo: 20 cm.); S. (i6mo: 17H cm.): T. (24W0 .• 15 cm.); Tt. (ysmo: 12V1 cm.); Fe.Xj&mo: 10 cm.). Sg., obi., nar„ designate square, oblong, narrow books of these heights. Where figure instead of letter symbols are used, the record is from publisher's designation, and not measurement.

Imported books are marked with a n asterisk: authors' and subscription books, or books published at net prices, with two asterisks; educational books published at "wholesale" prices, with a dagger.

Almanac, see Freidenker; Puck; Whittaker.

Arnold, Alex. S. Henry Lovell . a temperance story for old and young. Valley Falls, R. I., A. S. Arnold, 1878. T96 p. il. D. cl., $1 ; pap., 50 c.

Scene laid in New England; illustrates in a forcible manner the evils of intemperance; free from sectarianism. Bellow, Frank. Parlor amusements: home and social entertainments. N. Y., G. W. Carleton & Co., 1878. 216 p. 150 il. sq. 16°. cl., 75 c.

Bulwer-Lytton, Sir E: G: E. L. \L01d Lytton.] The last days of Pompeii. N. Y., Harper, 1878. 78 p. Q. (Franklin sq. lib., no. 33.) pap., 15 c.

Cotterill, T: Family prayers for a week. N. Y., T. Whittaker, 1878. 70 p. 18°. cl., 40 c. ; pap., 15 c.

English history in short stories. Rev. ed.

N. Y., A. S. Barnes & Co., 1878. 181 p. col.

pi. S. cl., $1.

Facts about England ; its history, government, and antiquities: brief sketches of the English monarchs, and the pnncipat counties of Great Britain and Ireland.

Even-song: service of song to be used on Lord's day when
the morning and evening prayers have been said. N. Y.,
T. Whittaker, 1878. 87 p. 32°. flex., 15 c.
First Irish book, see Irish.

Freidenker-Almanach, 1879. 2d year. Milwaukee, C: Doerflinger, 1878. 113 p. D. pap., 25 c.

Geary, Grattan. Through Asiatic Turkey: narrative of a journey from Bombay to the Bosporus. N. Y., Harper, 187S. 92 p. Q. (Franklin sq. lib., no. 34.) pap., 15 c. 1 mpartial account of the present condition of Asiatic Turkey, as seen in a journey of three months, begun in March, 1878. Some space devoted to Persia and the Persians.

Harris, Lee O. The man who tramps: a story of to day. Indianapolis, Douglass & Carlon, printers, 1S78. [Yohn Bros.] 304 p. D. cl.

$1.50.

The tramp question in all its phases; realistic and startling scenes from a tramp's life ; in the form of a story, having a hero and a romance.

Huntington, F. D. Unconscious teaching. Syracuse, N. Y., Davis, Bardeen & Co., 1878. 53 p. 16°. (Schoolroom classics, no. i.) pap., 25 c.

Irish book[s] for the use of Irish classes in America. N.Y., Lynch, Cole & Meehan, 1878. First, book, 48 p.; Second, 104 p. D. pap., ea., 25 c.

m Elementary books for teaching the Irish language; published by request of the " Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language;" with the Irish characters and English explanations; carefully graduated. Lawrence, Mrs. C. W. Do they love us yet? N. Y.,

Ja. Miller, 1878. 250 p. 12*. cl., $1.50. Miller, Mrs. E. P. Mother Truth's melodies: common

sense for the children: a kindergarten. N. Y., G. W.

Carleton & Co., 1878. 215 p. 300 il. 12°. cl., $ 1.

Munsey, W: Elbert. Sermons and lectures.

Macon, Ga., J. W. Burke & Co., 1878. 37 +

481 p. 2 eng. D. cl., $2.

Author, late of the Halston conference, M. E. Church South. Twenty-seven sermons on Isaiah's vision; The law and the Gospel; Christ the way; Ezekiel's vision ; The day of judgment; Retribution; The future and eternal punishment of the wicked, etc. Five lectures, on Elijah, Man, Music, Intemperance, The Bible. Pinkerton. Allan. Criminal reminiscences and detective

sketches. N. Y., G. W. Carleton & Co., 1878. 324 p. 12".

cl., $1.50. Puck's Volks-Kalender, 1879; ed. by Leopold

Schenck; il. by J. Keppler, P. Kramer and

others. N. Y., Keppler & Schwarzmann,

1878. 132 p. O. pap., 25 c. Rubin, Th. A. Sphinx Americana: Rathsel.

Milwaukee, C: Doerflinger, 1878. 37 p. T.

bds., 20 c.; pap.. 15 c. Second Irish book, see Irish. Smith, Julia P. Kiss and be friends: a novel. N. Y.,

G. W. Carleton & Co., 1878. 390 p. ia°. $1.50.

Whittaker's churchman's almanac: Prot. Epis. almanac and church dir., 1879. N. Y., T. Whittaker, 1878. 211 p. S. bds., 75 c. ; pap., 25 c. Witman, Frederica K. Legend of the mound. Harrisburg. Lane S. Hart, 1S7S. 39 p. it. sq. D. cl., $1.50.

An Indian legend in verse of an island in the Susquehanna.

Zahner, Rob. Transmission of power bv compressed air. (Reprinted from Van Noltratufs mag.) N. Y., D. Van Nostrand, 1878. 133 p. T. (Van Nostrand's science ser., no. 40,) bds., 50 c.

ORDER LIST.
A. S. Arnold, Valley Falls, R. I.

Arnold, Henry Lovell $1; pap. 50

A. S. Barnes & Co.. N. Y.

English hist, in short studies, rev. e $1.00

J. W. Burke & Co., Macon, Ga.

Munsey, Sermons 2.00

G. W. Carleton & Co.. N. Y.

Pinkerton, Criminal reminiscences $1.50

Smith, Kiss and be friends 1.50

Davis. Bardeen & Co., Syracuse, N. Y. I Huntington, Unconscious teaching 25

Carl Doerflinger, Milwaukee, Wis.

Freidenker Almanach 21

Rubin, Sphinx Americana 20 c. 25

Harper & Bros.. N. Y.

Bulwer, Last days of Pompeii (F. S. L., 33)

Bellew, Parlor amusements 75 Geary, Through Asiatic Turkey (F. S. L.,

Miller, Mother Truth's melodies 1.50; 34)

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A-Eso. VED, That this Convention recognize the PublishERs' WEEKLY as the established organ of the entire trade, and recommend it to publishers as the medium through which they should make their “first announcement” of books they propose to publish, and the full title of all books immediately on publica

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Knot Tied (The); Marriage Ceremonies of all Nations. ***. Tegg . . . . . . . . .................................. 2s. FCurz, S.--Forest Flora. 2 vols. 8°. Trübner........ 3os Last Act (The); being the Funeral Rites of Nations and Individuals. 12°. Tegg............................. 2s. Latham, R. G.-Russian and Turk. 8°. W. H. Allen. 18s.

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F. Leypoldt, Bibliographical Editor. R. R. BoWKER, General Editor.

JANUARY 4, 1879.

Publishers are requested to furnish title-page proofs and advance information of books forthcoming, both for entry in the lists and for descriptive mention. An early copy of each book published should be forwarded, to insure correct oess in the final entry.

The trade are invited to send M Communications" to the editor on any topic of interest to the trade, and as to which an interchange of opinion is desirable. Also, matter for "Notes and Queries." Notes from librarians will also be gratefully received.

In case of business changes, notification or card should be immediately sent to this office for entry under "Business Notes." New catalogues issued will also be mentioned when forwarded.

"Every Man is a debtor to his profession, from the which, as men do of course seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to tndeavor themselves by way of amends to be a help thereunto."Lord Bacon.

THE NEW YEAR, The past year, it is generally conceded, has been the poorest in return of any within the experience of most men now in the trade, The business depression at large—due to the continuance of the general Causes which have been operating for several years, and in a measure to such local interferences as the mud blockade of the early part of the year at the West and the dreadful scourge, still present to our memories, with which the South has been visited—has been felt peculiarly in the book trade, which suffers especially in the pinch of general economy But with resumption an accomplished fact; with crops larger than ever before—too large, ibdeed, to show their full return the same year; with prices at " bottom ;" with no really threatening political distractions; with a general expectation of and readiness for an increase of business, the coming year promises to be one of reasonable prosperity. The people have been paying their debts and now have some hope of a margin above mere living expenses again, and if inordinate hope is not indulged itl, if extravagance (which keeps business "moving," but moving to its ruin) is steadfastly avoided, if there is good hard work and careful management, the outlook is more promising for some years. The book trade is perhaps not likely to receive its share of the new prosperity

so soon as some others, but it will feel more and more with each season the general improvement of business.

The book trade is of Course at a disadvantage not peculiar to itself but more noteworthy here than in most lines of business—the demoralization of the trade system involved in cutting throats and promiscuous discounts. This has been partly a rough method of bringing price down to " hard pan," but it is a dangerous method, and the preferable way is the reduction of nominal prices which has been going on without much fuss, publisher by publisher and book by book. One of several causes for the failure of the A. B. T. A. movement was the unwillingness of the retail representatives at Philadelphia to indorse that reduction of advertised prices and of nominal trade discounts which was logically involved in the "retail-price rule" and on which the refusal of discounts was to be justified to the public. We do not look to any renewed attempt at legislation or general compact to cure this evil, but rather to the return to common-sense and to square individual dealings which will be promoted by the return of general business soundness. A large proportion of books are now published at " hardpan" advertised prices, many indeed phenonU enally low, and even on such goods as Sundayschool books we venture to prophesy that a sounder system of discount will replace the present.

The Stationers' Board of Trade, in which so many publishers are represented, has done signal service in promoting sound business methods, and has so thoroughly earned the respect and gratitude of the publishing trade that it would be idle to desire a separate similar organization. But we do hope for the organization, and that during the year, of some sort of book-trade guild, not at all legislative in its character, but bringing the trade together as, for instance, at an annual dinner. The proposed Book-Trade Provident Association, whose pro* moters could not give the necessary attention to it during the fall rush, is one step in the right direction, and is likely to be carried through this year.

The public question most prominent before the publishing trade proper is that of international copyright. There are many reasons for prophesying that business policy will join with just principle to promote if not to assure agreement upon some practicable measure this year. The reduced cost of manufacture in this country removes one difficulty and the Canadian complications add a new motive, but that there are still honest difficulties and conflicting interests cannot wisely be overlooked in any practical treatment of this not easy question. It is seriously involved, for instance, with tariff relations, which also are likely to come Up for ■considerable discussion this coming year. The postal question is another both of trade and public importance, which it is to be hoped will be partly solved by the bill now likely to be passed.

In the treatment of these and other questions, the Publishers' Weekly will continue to give full Information and also to serve the interests of the trade by the discussion of their bearings, representing not any selfish or immediate ends of the trade, but pjesenting the broader view in whichthe interests of the trade and the public are finally one. It has not been possible as yet to carry out some of the plans for the Weekly announced at the beginning of the fall as in contemplation, chiefly because the volume of business has not justified further expenditure, but it is hoped to put these in practicable shape this year. We point to the very useful change in the character of the weekly lists, as evidence that the Weekly will better and better serve the interests of the trade, as an independent organ dependent on its enterprise for its support, according as experience and trade support put the means in our hands, While certain proposed changes in the administration of the Weekly may be announced presently, it is its general purpose to make haste slowly, serving the trade as it has heretofore served it, with the added usefulness for which its patronage may give Opportunity.

The plan of the Title Slip Registry, which was not fairly started, as had been intended, last fall—chiefly because of the difficulty of introducing a new system at the busiest season of the year,—will now be put in what we hope may be permanent operation. The favor accorded to the annotated list system, recently introduced into the Weekly, and the subscriptions so far received for the printed title-slips, encourage the belief that the plan will succeed by reason of its usefulness and economy. Publishers will therefore oblige by sending early copies or sheets of their books, for registry, as long before publication day as is practicable, \vhen they will receive prompt attention. Subscriptions for the slips are solicited from booksellers as well as from libraries, and an explanation of the plan, with sample slips, Will be sent at desire.

are inclined to think the proportion might be larger on the new basis, in which the author takes the cost, the risk and the work, and pays the publisher his pretty bonus of ten per cent. Seriously, the talk about the underpayment of authors has, from the commercial side, a very false start; the trouble is, not that the author does not get a fair percentage of the return, but that the return Is not sufficient to give him what the intrinsic value of his work may deserve. A publisher who nets ten per cent above the cost and the trade discount on all his issues does probably better than the average, while the author's percentage Is commonly based on the retail price which the publisher does not get.

We reprint from the World a poetic project for reversing the wrongs of authors, which should receive at once the careful consideration of a congress of publishers. It is not every publisher who houses himself in "gilded halls," "with luxurious furniture," but we

A Canadian journal " talks back " vigorously on the copyright question, and, in so far as the reprinting of American books is concerned, gives fair " tit for tat." But we do not know that American publishers have defended the sending of American reprints of British copyright works into the British dominions, and in any event smuggling on one side would scarcely be a good defence against smuggling on the other.

THE RICH PUBLISHERE AND THE POOR AUTHERE.

(From the World, Dec. 30, 1878.)

{The scene opens in the gilded halls of a publishing house, with luxurious furniture, warm firey easy chairs, etc.]

The publishere sat in his counting-room

A-counting his dross of gold.
And reckoned his profits how large they'd be

When the books on his shelves were sold.

"'Tis a goodly trade and I like it well,"

Ite murmured low to himself,
"Brains are so cheap and they never shine

Till they shine in calf on my shelf.
I back them up with paper and guilt,"

And he laughed at his joke in glee,
11 For there's ten per cent for the poor authere,

And there's ninety per cent for me.

"With the honor and glory I leave to them

Goes a little starvation," he said, 11 But that does them good, while I wisely grind

Their brains to make me bread."

[The scene changes materially.]
The authere sat in his garret room,

His palace beneath the sky;
He worked and wrote, one half for fame.

One half that he might not die.
For mind needs matter and brains need beef,

Even genius is fed from the pot;
So he wrote and grumbled, and grumbled and wrote,

At the beggarly pittance he got.
Till a new idea, like a sun shining out

Made his pathway to fortune quite clear; "I will pay no more this ninety per cent,

But will act as my own publishere."

\Two years are supposed to elapse]
And now he sits in his gilded chair

And rides in his carriage dear,
And often climbs up a three pair back

To give alms to a publishere.

{The mortal presents itself.]
So now all you good folks take warning

By the fate of this wise authere,
For ninety per cent is too much for binding,

As nine tenths to a publishere.

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