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Hoven, E., see Hooker, Miss F.
Hugh Fisher (565), by author of "Robert Dawson," il. 16°,
Hughes, R. M., see Morrison's transcript.
-polar regions (564), il. 160, $1.25.
temperate regions (565), il. 16°. $1 25..... Industrial education, see Straight, H. H. Ingelow, J. (564), Novels, new ed., 4 v., 16°, im. hf. cf., $5.--(564), Poetical works, Household ed., new ed., por. 12°, $1.25 Roberts.
Irene, see Detlef, C.
Irish Amy, see Guernsey, L. E.
Irving, F. B. (564), Six girls, new issue, 12°, $1.50.
Estes & L.
Italians in New York, see Metelli, F.
Am. S. S. Un. Janes, M. P. (565), The artist's year, il. obl. 8°, tied with silk cord, $4.50; vellum, $9.. White & Stokes. Jeaffreson, J. C. (565), Olive Blake's good work, 4°, pap.. ..Munro; N. Y. News Co. Jennison, W. (564), Court of Chancery pleadings, 8°, shp., $6 Richmond, Backus & Co. John Halifax, gentleman, see Muloch, Miss D. M. Kansas, Supreme Ct. reports, see Randolph, A. M. F. Keats, J. (564), Poetical works, Household ed., new ed., por., 12°, $2 ...Roberts. Knox, W. (565), Oh, why should the spirit of morial be proud? il. sq. 12°, Golden floral," $1.75...... Lee & S. Krummacher, T. W. (564), The suffering Saviour, new ed., 12°, $1.... Carter.
Land (The) and the book, see Thomson, W. M.
of Eire, see Devoy, J.
Lawrence, G. (565), Brakespeare; or, the fortunes of a
Legal medicine, see Tidy, C. M.
Legendary hist. of Rome, see Livius Patavinus, T.
- see also Hinckley, M. P.
A. Williams & Co.
McMahon, Miss E. [tr.] (564), A thought of St. Teresa's for every day in the year, from the French, 32°. Benziger Bros.
Maple range, see Barnard, E. A.
Matthiessen, Mrs. E. A. (565), Nonpareil practical cook-
...Am. S. S. Un. por., 12°, $2. Macmillan.
Max and Maurice, see Busch, M.
Metelli, F. [comp.] (565), Guida manuale ad uso dell'
Minghetti, M. (565), Masters of Raffaelo, 8°, vellum, $6.
Munro; N. Y. News Co.
Mississippi, The, see Greene, F. V.
Nearer, my God, to Thee, see Adams, S. F.
Needham, G. C. [comp.] (564), Life and labors of C. H.
New Arabian nights, see Stevenson, R. L.
games for parlor, etc., see Bartlett, G. B. New Testament, see Meyer's Commentary. New York, Italians in, see Metelli, F. reports, see Boone, C. T.
Volunteer fire dept., see Sheldon, G. W.
Newton, W. W. (564), Legend of St. Telemachus, ribbon-
Norris, A. W. (564), Pennsylvania state reports, v. 95
Noyes, I. P. (564), How to be weather-wise, il. and maps,
...Catholic Pub. Soc. Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? see Knox, W.
Old Christmas, see Irving, W.
fashioned fairy tales (564), new ed., il. sq. 16°, $1.50. Roberts.
Olive Blake's good work, see Jeaffreson, J. C.
Oliver, Mrs. G. A. (565), A study of Maria Edgeworth,
Oral teaching, Limits of, see Dickinson, J. W.
Lowell, Mrs. A. C. [comp.] (564), Posies for children, Palestine, Central, see Thomson, W. M.
Papacy during Reformation, see Creighton, M.
Lünemann, G., see Meyer's Commentary.
MacHale, J., see Bourke, U. J.
Payne, J. H. (565), Home, sweet home, il. sq. 12°,
Pen-and-pencil ser., see Macaulay. J.
State reports, see Norris, A. W.
"GoldLee & S.
People's library, see Brown, A. M; Rockwood, H.
Phoenicia, see Thomson, W. M. Physicians' hand-book ser., see James, P. Physics, see Gage, A. P.
Plant record, see Underwood, L. M.
Poems of the household, see Sangster, Mrs. M. E. Poet and the children, see Lothrop, M. H.
Polar regions, see In the.
Posies for children, see Lowell, Mrs. A. C.
Potter, S. O. L. (565), Questions on human anatomy, il.
Promissory notes, see Edwards, I.
Randolph, A. M. F. (564), Kansas Supreme Ct. repts.,
v. 27, 8°. shp., $3.50...
Raphael Sanzio, see Minghetti, M.
Red dragon, The, see Talmage. T. De W.
Gilbert Book Co.
Rice, J., see Besant, W.
Riddell, Mrs. J. H.(565). The Prince of Wales' garden party, etc., 4o, pap., 10 c.. .Munro: N. Y. News Co. Ring out, wild bells, see Tennyson, A.
Robert Raikes lib., see Alexander, J. W.; Anna Ross; Chloe Lankton; Eddy, A. D.; Guernsey, L. E.; Hugh Fisher; Jamie; Life in earnest; Maria Cheeseman; Young clerk.
Roberts, D. L. (564), Practice of midwifery, il. 12°, pap., 75 C... Blakiston, Son & Co. Robinson, C. (565), History of High Ct. of Chancery, etc., v. 1, 8°, shp., net, $7.50.....Randolph & English. Rock of ages, see Toplady, A. M.
Rock-drills, see Drinker, H. S.
Rockwood, H. (565), Donald Dyke, the Yankee detective, 4°, pap., to c...... Ogilvie.
Romantic school, The, see Heine, H.
Rome, Legendary hist. of, see Livius Patavinus, T.
Russian empire, see Geddie, J.
St. Telemachus, Legend of, see Newton, W. W.
il. 12°, $1.....
Sea pictures, etc., see Macaulay, J.
Sears, E. H. (564), That glorious song of old, il. sq. 120, $1.50. .... Lee & S. Seaside library, see Du Boisgobey, F.; Edwards, M. B.; Gaskell, Mrs. E. C.; Jeaffreson, J. C. Lawrence, G.; Miss Hitchcock's wedding dress; Riddell, Mrs J. H. Seccombe, Lieut.-Col. (564), The good old story of Cinderella retold in rhyme, 'il. sq. 8°, $2.50.....Armstrong. Secrets of circus, etc., business, see Walston, E. C. Sheldon, G. W. (564), Story of the volunteer fire dept. of Harper.
N. Y., il. sq. 8°, $4.50.
Six girls, see Irving, F. B.
Texas, Ct. of Appeals repts., see Jackson, A M.
Thompson, E. (564), American and English railroad cases, v. 7, pt. 1, 8°, pap., $1.50.. ......E. Thompson. Thomson, A. (564), In the Holy Land, il. 12°, $1.75.
Nelson. Thomson, W. M. (564), The land and the book, v. 2, Central Palestine and Phoenicia, il. and maps, sq. 8°. $6; shp., $7; hf. mor., $8.50..... Harper. Thorpe, R. H. (564), Curfew must not ring to-night, il. sq. 12°, $1.50 Lee & S.
The Publishers' Weekly.
JANUARY 6, 1883.
PUBLISHERS are requested to furnish title-page proofs and advance information of books forthcoming, both for entry: the lists and for descriptive mention. An early copy of each book published should be forwarded, to insure correctness in the final entry.
The trade are invited to send "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" 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.
THE TARIFF COMMISSION AND THE DUTY ON BOOKS.
From the New York Evening Post, Dec. 27.
IN October last the Philadelphia Book Trade Association demanded before the Tariff Commission that the duty on 'all books, periodicals, pamphlets .. and all printed matter be fixed at 20 cents per pound." Inasmuch asnot to mention many cheaper publications--the European cost price of fine illustrated periodicals is only about 16 cents a pound (so that at present, at 25 per cent ad valorem, the duty thereon is only 4 cents) this demand meant an increase of at least 400 per cent over and above the present rate. That was too much even for the Tariff Commission, which, instead of an increase, has recommended a reduction of the duty on books and other printed matter. The Philadelphia publishers are, therefore, dissatisfied, and at their meeting, December 14, resolutions were adopted protesting against the enactment of the provision which proposes to reduce the duty on books from 25 to 15 per cent, and enable any one who is not a dealer to import books free of duty, and admits free of duty all books and periodicals over ten years old, as unjust and prejudicial to American industries. The resolutions also protest against the reduction of duties on printing papers from 20 to 15 per cent, against placing wood-pulp on the free list, and against the Tariff Bill recommended by the Commission as a whole. They are now working very hard against these recommendations of the Tariff Commission, while all those who want foreign books for use, etc., are likewise dissatisfied therewith, for the following reasons:
Other printed matter so im
usually so bound.
It is difficult to understand why pamphlets at least, and such other printed matter as cannot be termed "books," are not put in the free list likewise. One of the defects of the Tariff Commission's work is that, inconsistently with this recommendation to place them on the "free list,' periodicals are at the same time to be taxed fifteen per centum.
On page 69 of their report we read, under Schedule M-Books, Papers, etc. :
"Books, periodicals, pamphlets, bound or unbound, and all printed matter not specially enumerated or provided for in this act, engravings, bound or unbound, etchings, illustrated books, maps, and charts, fifteen per centum ad
This reduction of 10 per cent (from 25 per cent as at present) in the duty to be assessed on the foreign purchase price amounts to hardly five cents saving on the dollar, and cannot make a perceptible difference in the selling price of such foreign books as are retailed at less than one dollar here.
A proposed change in the " Free List" is that "Books which shall have been printed and manufactured more than ten years at the date of importation are to be admitted free of duty. At present books must have attained the venerable age of twenty years to be permitted to enter free.
It is needless to say that this concession would help scholars and professional men very little, for books ten or twenty years old are generally of little consequence and value to that class of individual bookbuyers. What they and nearly everybody want and ought to get, free of duty, is the latest books-the publications of the day. The truth of this is admitted by the Tariff Commission's recommendation that newspapers and periodicals are to come on the "Free List." Why, then, should not similar information, if printed not in a newspaper or periodical, but independently in a pamphlet or book, come in free of duty likewise?
At present there is a difference of opinion as to what is a pamphlet (which is admitted free of duty when coming through the international mail) or a "book" (which is held to be dutiable) though small, in paper cover (in pamphlet form). Opinions differ likewise as to what is a periodical" (and as such exempt from duty), or a "number," part," or other portion of a (dutiable) "book."
In addition to these, numberless other difficulties present themselves. The retention (unchanged) of the present provision books, maps, and charts specially imported, not more than two copies in any one invoice, in good faith, for the use of any society incorporated or established for philosophical, literary, or religious purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or for the use or by order of any college, academy, school, or seminary of learning in the United States," practically excludes text-books for the use of classes of students and pupils; the Tariff Commission shows no sympathy for them. The oath which is to be produced on entering such free-of-duty books at the Custom-house declares that those books are "not for sale or distribution."
The Commission's main though unfortunate attempt to satisfy the public demand consists in the recommendation that "books by foreign au
thors, not published in the United States, in sin- total abolition of the duty. Plain it is that the
interests of private bookbuyers and of booksell-
On the other hand, the Tariff Commission has taken care of the book-manufacturers' interest in recommending the removal of all duty from
pulp, dried for paper-makers' use.". That means 'cheaper paper;" and with admittedly superior machinery, American book-makers can inanufacture books as cheaply here as in Europe. How, then, can the retention of any duty on books-this absurd tax on knowledge"-be justified as a protective measure?
Unlike the duty on metals, woollens, cotton goods, and other articles by which millions of American producers and workingmen are protected," the duty on books, etc., gives an undue advantage to comparatively few persons, a very small fraction indeed of the publishing interest only, who ought, and indeed could well afford, to get along without that protection which injures the interests of the intelligent and progressive portion of the whole nation many times as much-in money value-as the revenue to the Government amounts to. The indirect advantage withheld from the public is simply immense.
To illustrate A new book by a non-American author is issued in Europe, a private bookbuyer sends for it, and is entitled to get possession of it free of duty, provided it comes before one of our large or small pirates has reprinted it entire or in part. So soon, however, as an American freebooter has laid his hands on this property of a foreign author, every private bookbuyer must pay duty! In another respect this is the offer of a premium on cheating. Bookbuyers generally want to see what they buy before they lay down their money; they want to select in a book-store, and there they must pay the usual high price for books, because the bookseller has had to pay duty therefor. His next-door neighbor, however, his clerk, friend, or any other person, may get the very same books pretendedly for his own use (provided they have not yet been appropriated by United States pirates) free of duty, by mail or otherwise. Admirable discrimination, that!
It would depend upon the wisdom of Congress to say whether an oath is required in order to secure the benefits of this liberal clause. If it is, private bookbuyers, importing less than ten dollars' worth of books at one time, will hardly have an advantage therefrom, because the trouble and expense attending the production of an oath are worth at least as much as the duty saved, not to mention the loss of time to the importing agent. If no oath is required, cheating will become all the more easy for unscrupulous
Oath or no oath, however, who or what is to prevent any private person" who has obtained single copies" professedly "for use" from changing his mind within a year, or a month, or within a day after receipt of the books so that he desires to dispose of the same to a bookseller, and to realize a profit by this operation?
Another difficulty in connection with this absurd provision is: How can a private person know whether a certain book is pirated here, entire or in part, under its original or another title? Assuming erroneously that it is not reprinted, his honest intention to save the duty would be considered an attempt at fraud, and would be punishable, for ignorance is no excuse.
There is but one satisfactory way to change the tariff on books and other printed matter, and that is by simply abolishing the duty.
We will not now dwell on other inevitable consequences of these devices either to induce American citizens to acts of dishonesty or to cause honest bookbuyers vexation and annoy-in ance. Congress will, no doubt, decline to legislate that sort of protection for a few bookmanufacturers, who might as well, as they are proposing, emigrate to Europe, if, as they claim, they can make their books cheaper there than here.
It appears that the Tariff Commission has vainly attempted to benefit private bookbuyers, while it has carefully avoided to recommend anything that might prove of advantage to importing booksellers, unless, perhaps, the Commission has been actuated by the desire to save the dealers in foreign books the great loss by depreciation of their stock on hand through the
Above all, however, this absurd duty on books is a national disgrace, and, as the revenue therefrom is not much over half a million of dollars per annum, there should be-irrespective of what is done or left undone in regard to other dutiable articles-no hesitation to act respecting books and similar printed matter; and, whether a few pecuniarily interested book-manufacturers like it or not, there is but one satisfactory mode of changing the tariff on these articles-that is, by abolishing it altogether.
INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT. AGREEMENTS BETWEEN AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS.
From the New York Tribune, Dec. 22, 1882. REFERRING to one or two recent statements
The Tribune on the subject of International Copyright, permit me to cite two facts in connection with our own business.
Last winter we published simultaneously with a London house a new book by a Bishop of the English Church, having made the arrangements for an American edition direct with the author. We placed him on the basis of an American author, agreeing to pay him the usual royalty, a ccpyright on the sales; the only proviso being that in case we were reprinted on here the terms of the royalty were to be modified. Thus far we have not been interfered with, and we have just concluded an arrangement with the same author for the publication of another volume.
A few weeks ago we issued a book by an American author, who desired to publish his book simultaneously in England. He made his arrangements with a London house for its publication there, for a duplicate set of stereotype plates, and by visiting Canada secured a copyright, that his English publishers might be protected from their brethren in trade, who are very much given to reprinting on each other. With our author's English transactions we had nothing whatever to do, beyond certain friendly offices. His dealings were direct with the publishers.
The transactions in both instances, were between author and publisher. We manufactured the English author's book here, in a style different from the English edition, to meet the demands of the market; our American author dealt directly with the English publisher, who printed and bound their edition in London, and in a style adapted to that market. In both instances the authors, in their arrangements, reserved the right to the foreign market. Under the present British law our American author is protected; while the only danger to the English author, in the absence of an international copyright law, is that some one may possibly reprint the book on us, which reprinting could not possibly affect the abstract rights of the English publisher, but would seriously interfere with those of the author. What we have done in these instances we believe the great body of American publishers stand ready to do; and when the foreign author shall consent to lend his aid and support to this simple plan, we shall soon have an international copyright law. A NEW YORK PUBLISHER.
NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 1882.
EDWARD J. HALE.
EDWARD J. HALE, the well-known senior of the house of E. J. Hale & Son, died on the evening of the 2d inst., at the advanced age of 80 years. Mr. Hale was born in Randolph County, N. C., Oct. 26, 1802. Over half a century ago, on Jan. 1, 1825, when only 23 years of age, he became the publisher of the Fayetteville (N. C.) Observer, which was, during the 40 years of his management as editor and publisher, one of the leading and most influential journals in the Southern States. In connection with this paper he engaged in the book publishing business, and for many years published the North Carolina Supreme Court reports. Most of the publications were of a local character and interest. His son was admitted to partnership in the business in July, 1850, and under their joint management the house became one of the largest publishing houses in the South. The close of the war left the house. in very straitened circumstances financially, and in March, 1865, the publication of the Observer was abandoned. In the following year Mr. Hale removed to this city, and in October, 1866, the publishing house of E. J. Hale & Son began business here, and has continued up to the present time. Among the more noted books Mr. Hale has published History of the United States," by the Hon. A. H. Stephens, ex-Vice-President of the ex-Confederate States; the Rev. Dr. R. L. Dabney's "Defence of Virginia and the South;" De Fontaine's Cyclopædia of the Best
were the "
Thoughts of Charles Dickens ;" and Prof. Shepherd's " History of the English Language."
CHARLES P. KRAUTH, D.D., LL.D.
DR. CHAS. P. KRAUTH, Vice-Provost of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy, died in Philadelphia at noon on the 2d inst., after an illness of about two weeks. Dr. Krauth was born at Martinsburg, Va., March 17, 1823. He was graduated from Pennsylvania College in 1839, was ordained in 1842, became pastor of a church in Baltimore, and subsequently held charges in Winchester, Va., and Pittsburg, Penn. In 1859 he was called to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia. In 1861 he became editor of the Lutheran and Missionary, issued in Philadelphia, and in 1864 Professor of Theology and Church History in the Lutheran Seminary. In 1868 he was elected to the Chair of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy in the University of Pennsylvania. Among his publications are an edition of " Fleming's Vocabulary of Philosophy," to which he added a bibliographical and synthetical index, etc. (issued by Sheldon & Co.), and a translation of Tholuck's tary on St. John." He had in press at the time of his death "The Conservative Reformation and its Theology."
RICHARD SWAINSON Fisher, M.D.
DR. RICHARD SWAINSON FISHER died in He was born Brooklyn, December 10, 1882. in Lancaster, England, in 1816, received a college education, and took his medical degree. About 1840 he came to the United States and entered the army as assistant surgeon for three years. After that he practised as a physician several years, but relinquished his profession for literary pursuits, devoting himself chiefly to geographical and statistical matters. He published Book of the World," 2 vols., 8vo,
Gazetteer and Atlas," etc., etc. He also edited Dinsmore's Railroad Guide." The last years of his life were identified with "Poor's Railroad Manual." The deceased was a man of command
ing presence, his demeanor was one of modesty and reserve, and he was beloved by all who came within his personal circle of acquaintance.