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Mitchell, Stanford, comp. Good-will songs: a compilation of hymns and tunes, original, selected and arranged for praise and prayermeetings and stated church service. Bost., Universalist Pub. House, 1883. 2+158 P. sq. D. cl., 50 c. *Northwestern (The) reporter. V. 13: containing all the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska and Dakota, July 15-Nov. 25, 1882. St. Paul, West Publishing Co., 1882. 12+962 p. O. ship., $5. Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W. It was a lover and his lass: a novel. N. Y, Harper, 1883. 95 p. Q. (Harper's Franklin sq. lib., no. 294.) pap.,

20 C.

*Outerbridge, Albert A. Pennsylvania state reports. V. 98: containing cases adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Outerbridge, v. 2: containing cases argued at May and Oct. and Nov. terms, 1881. N. Y. and Albany, Banks & Bros., 1883. 14+698 p. 8°. shp., $3.50. Polko, Elise. Getrennt: Roman. N. Y., G: Munro, 1883. 32 p. Q. (Deutsche lib., no. 130.) pap., 10 c.

Quincy, Josiah. Figures of the past from leaves of old journals. Bost., Roberts Bros., 1883. 6+404 p. D. cl., $1.50.


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Among the many interesting papers in this volume culled from the diaries of the venerable Josiah Quincy (class of 1821, Harvard College) are: "Reminiscences of the second president; papers on Lafayette in Boston," Lafayette and Colonel Huger," Lafayette on Bunker Hill;" several sketches of John Randolph: "Washington society in 1826," "Jackson in Massachusetts," etc., etc.

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*Racine, J: Esther; ed. by E: S. Joynes. N.Y., H: Holt & Co., 1883. D. (Student's collection of classic French plays, no. 5.) cl., 40 c.

Sabin, Jos. Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time. Pts. 81-82 Parkman to Pennsylvania. N. Y., J. Sabin's Son, 24 Park Place, 1882. 201-392 p. O. (Bibliotheca Americana.) pap., subs., $5.

Sand, George [pseud. for Mme. A. L. A. D. Dudevant]. The Countess of Rudolstadt; a sequel to 'Consuelo;" from the French by Fayette Robinson. [New issue]. Phil., T. B. Peterson & Bros., [1883]. 17-329 p. sq. D. cl., $1 and $1.50; pap., 75 C. A re-issue, in square 12mo form, of a standard novel. Shakespeare, W: History of Pericles, Prince of Tyre; ed. with notes by W: J. Rolfe. N.Y., Harper, 1883. 3-164 p. il. sq. S. cl, 56 c.; pap., 40 c. Shakespeare, W: The two noble kinsmen ; written by the memorable worthies of their time, Mr. J: Fletcher and Mr. W: Shakespeare, Gent.; ed. with notes by W: J. Rolfe. N. Y., Harper, 1883. 3-203 p. il. sq. S. cl., 56 c.; pap., 40 c.

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Shaw, Albert. Local government in Illinois : reprinted from the Fortnightly Review; [also] Local government in Pennsylvania, by E. R. L. Gould; read before the Pennsylvania Hist. Soc., May 1, '82. Balt.. Johns Hopkins Univ., 1883. 37 p. O. (Johns Hopkins Univ. studies, no. 3.) pap, 30 c.

Stretton, Julia. Margaret and her bridesmaids. [Anon.] N. Y., G: Munro, 1883. 69 p. Q. (Seaside lib., no. 1315) pap., 20 c.

Tilton, Theodore. Tempest-tossed: a romance. New rev. ed. N. Y., R. Worthington, 1883. 472 p. D. cl.. $1.50.

Since the first issue of this tale in 1874. frequent reprintrequiring new type, has afforded the author an opportunity ing has worn out the stereotype plates. The present edition

for revision and correction. The whole action of the story takes place on board a ship, the Coromandel, bound for the Cape of Good Hope with a cargo of canned provisions for the South Atlantic whaling fleet. She is struck by lightning and set on fire in mid-ocean and deserted by her captain and crew, who leave behind them Rodney Vail, a passenger, who refuses to leave his sick wife. A rainstorm puts out the fire, and the Vails find themselves safe, with enough provisions to last them for 26 years. Barbara Vail, a little girl born during the storm is the real heroine of the story, and she is represented as growing up on the wreck, which drifts aimlessly around in an unknown ocean for sixteen years. The story has all the charm of novelty, and was a great success on its first appearance.


Topelius, Z. Times of Gustaf Adolf; translated from the original Swedish. Chic., Jansen, McClurg & Co., 1883. 341 p. D. (The surgeon's stories.) cl., $1.25.

With this volume we have the first of the famous series of "Surgeon stories" which the Messrs. Jansen, McClurg & Co. have had so long in preparation. They are historical romances from the pen of the most celebrated of living Swedish writers, and have been read and admired wherever the Swedish language is spoken. To the Danish and German translations of these books an English translation is now added. These stories form a long chain of connected narratives, each independent and fully complete in itself, in which the author has woven together history and romance in a most felicitous manner. The present volume is a powerful story of the "Thirty years' war;" the subsequent incidents are evolved from the stirring events which accompanied the extension of Sweden's power during the period of her military supremacy.

Towne, T. Martin, and Stillman, J. M. Goodwill a collection of new music for Sundayschools and gospel meetings. Chic., S. W. Straub, 1882. 25 c.

*United States Law Association. Commercial

traveller's chart of the United States Law As

sociation for the year 1883. [Collection laws of the several States, etc.] N. Y., Ten Eyck & Remington, [1883]. 75 p. S. flex. cl., $1. Verne, Jules. Robinson's school. N. Y., G: Munro, 1883. 24 p. Q. (Seaside lib., no. 1519.) pap., IO c.

Wackerle (The) case. Its history and the im

portant testimony in the case; comp. from the note-book of an adjuster and the records of the courts. Indianapolis, pub. by "The Rough Notes" Co., 1882. 32 p. por. D. pap.,

25 c.

*Walford, Edwan, comp. Ephemerides; or, the dayes of the yeare 1883: an anntiente annuale, containing many curious matters and a kalandar for 1883. N. Y., Scribner & Welford, 1883. O. pap., 40 c.

*Walker, Calvin B. Digest of the laws of the United States governing the granting of Army and Navy pensions and bounty-land warrants; decisions of the Secretary of the Interior, and rulings and orders of the Commissioner of Pensions thereunder; compiled by order of the Commissioner of Pensions, under the authority of the Secretary of the Interior. Wash., Government Printing Office, 1882. 314 p. 8°. pap.

*Wedgwood, Hensleigh. Contested etymologies in the dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat. Bost., James R. Osgood & Co., 1883. 193 p. 12°. cl., $2.

*Weems, H: Life of Marion. N. Y., J. W. Lovell Co., 1883. 16°. cl., 50 c.

Wendling, G: R. Ingersollism; from a secular point of view: a lecture. Chic., Jansen, McClurg & Co., 1883. 130 p. O. cl., $1. A calm and reasonable argument against the acceptation of Mr. Robert Ingersoll's peculiar views about religion; from the Christian standpoint, and in no way personal; this lecture was delivered more than 600 times in all parts of the U. S. and Canada.

*Wheeler, J. B. A text-book of military engineering. Pts. 2 and 3, comprising siege operations and military mining, with an appendix giving the principles of fortification drawings. N.Y., J: Wiley & Sons, 1883. 172 p. O. cl., $2.

Whitcher, Mrs. Frances M. ["Widow Bedott."

The Widow Bedott papers; with an introduction by Alice B. Neal. New ed. N. Y., A. C. Armstrong & Son, 1883. 2+403 p. il. D. cl., reduced to $1.25.

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Williams, W. Mattieu. Science in short chapters. N. Y., Funk & Wagnalls, [1883]. 308 p. D. (Standard lib., no. 81.) pap., 25 c. A popular presentation of every-day scientific facts, such as the origin of soap, concert-room acoustics, the consumption of smoke, the social benefits of paraffine, the formation of coal, the barometer and the weather, etc, for busy people. The author was born in Flintshire, Wales, and first came into public notice as the author of a book entitled "Through Norway with a knapsack;" he is the author of other books, "The fuel of the sun,' "A treatise on heat,' etc., but this, his last, is the most useful and popular.



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NEW YORK CITY.-At the meeting of the creditors of James Miller, held at Clinton Hall, February 15, Mr. R. Worthington in the chair (Mr. L. H. Crowell acting as secretary), Mr. Thos. R. Knox, the assignee, made a verbal statement to the effect that the liabilities were $28,000 and the assets $16,000 after deducting preferred claims. The court having appointed Mr. J. Ames receiver, Mr. Knox has no further authority in the matter. A committee consisting of Messrs. Thos. R. Knox, J. J. Little, Geo. W. Alexander, O'Neil, H. L. Booraem, B. W. Hitchcock and R. Worthington, was appointed to confer with the receiver, and investigate and report at a future meeting.

NEW YORK CITY.-The partnership between White & Stokes was dissolved on the 31st of January; on the same day a new partnership was formed by J. P. White, F. A. Stokes, and Frank Allen, who will carry on a general publishing, bookselling and stationary business at 1152 Broadway, under the firm-name of White, Stokes & Allen.


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W. B. SMITH & Co., N. Y., will issue on March 1 the first number of Silk Culture, a monthly magazine in the interest of silk culture and allied industries, including all refined home employments suitable for women.

BURNS & OATES announce the discontinuation of their able Catholic Literary Circular. They announce that the editor has been partly induced to take this step by the wishes expressed in several quarters that he should aid in the establishment of a new Catholic monthly, the prospectus of which they will issue shortly.

It seems to be settled that Mr. John Morley will succeed Mr. George Grove as editor of Macmillan's Magazine. Mr. Morley, it is understood, will make Macmillan's what he had designed, the abandoned English Critic should be-" a monthly, something upon the lines of the Fortnightly, dealing principally with political, social, and literary topics in a sober and thoughtful spirit."

The Publishers' Weekly.

FEBRUARY 17, 1883.

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 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.


From the Athenæum, Jan. 20.

The accomplished correspondent of the New York Tribune, in defending his countrymen, has brought a charge against English publishers to the effect that they receive and retain sums which ought to be handed over to the authors whose books are printed on both sides of the Atlantic. It is possible that English authors and publishers may be the victims of a misconception. The writers of many of the letters in our columns must be aware that no copyright can be obtained by an English author in the United States, yet they argue as if copyright could be secured. They resemble the Frenchman who was afraid of the sea, and who hesitated on that account to visit England. A friend told him that he might go by land. He retorted, "England is an island." The other rejoined, "I know that perfectly well; but you can get there by land if you go far enough round about." Now some of our correspondents, while admitting that copyright is not obtainable in the United States, appear to labor under the delusion that its benefits can be secured in a roundabout fashion. Mr. Pym complained, for instance, that after he had made an arrangement for the republication of Caroline Fox's letters by Messrs. Lippincott, the latter did him an injury by permitting Messrs. Harper to publish another edition. Now it was purely a matter of favor, and at a certain risk to themselves, that Messrs. Lippincott made the first arrangement with him. Indeed, all the arrangements are purely "understandings," which are sometimes satisfactory, but which, in the absence of any legal basis, not unfrequently become misunderstandings. Chief among the misunderstandings is the matter of payment. When an American coin-publisher makes any payment for an English book, it is simply a gift on his part to the author. No arrangement with an English publisher for the acquisition of copyright or author's "privileges" gives that publisher a legal claim to the money forwarded by an American publisher for In such a case the English publisher is but the agent, reproducing the work in the United States. if, indeed, he be not the trustee, for the English author. On this point A. H. was undoubtedly correct. Any English author who learns from his publisher here that money has been received from an American publishing firm, on account of reprinting his book across the Atlantic, can obtain the money by applying for it in a proper manner. It is not unnatural for English publishers to think that their agreements with authors entitle them to all the money which is obtained from any other source than the sale of the English copyright editions. But the truth is that most of the agreements between publishers and authors are of little value, because their terms are vague and too comprehensive. It is indisputable that the money paid by the American publisher and the sums given by Baron Tauchnitz for his reprints belong to the author, not to his publisher; and, indeed, the Baron is in the habit of recognizing this by generally dealing directly with the author.

"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 endeavor themselves by way of amends to be a help thereunto."-LORD BACON.

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THE New York Tribune, under cover of a patronizing book notice, had another unwarranted fling at the publishing house which, some time ago, had the misfortune to displease its editorial management. We beg to assure the Tribune that neither its making light of our honest protest, nor its new attack on this respected house, have shown the impropriety of our former application of "doubtful" or "disgraceful journalism.”

WE give herewith the remainder of the editorial article from the Athenæum, of which the characteristic opening was presented in the last issue of the WEEKLY. Is it not a singular cidence that two equally representative journals,

one American, the other British, should have found their bêtes noires in two equally representative publishing houses of New York? The same pointed attentions that are paid by the Tribune to the one, are paid by the Athenæum to the other. This idiosyncrasy of kindred spirits recalls another case, that of a certain London correspondent whom, no doubt, our readers will recognize immediately. He, however, does not confine himself to individual publishers; to him the publishers on both sides of the Atlantic are, as a class, his one grand bête noire.

"THE charms of St. Nicholas," says the Tribune, "it is needless to rehearse each month, for when every number is as clever and delightful as it can be, what is left for an admiring reader to do but simply to read it? One suggestion may be made to its fortunate possessors who do not bind their magazine-instead of tossing it aside after reading to be torn and lost, send it to an orphan asylum or a hospital."

Heartily indorsing this admirable suggestion, we would make another to its "fortunate" publishers-viz. to send out their magazine cut in stead of having it torn by its impatient readers, who were not born with paper-knives in their mouths.

But while in this respect the English publisher is apt to deceive himself, the author is wrong in supposing that he has " rights" for which he can treat advantageously with the New York or Bos

*See THE PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY, February 10, p. 173, first column.

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From the Boston Advertiser.

MR. THOMAS'S successful attempt to enjoin Mr. Lennon of this city from producing Gounod's Redemption" with an orchestra, has led Mr. D'Oyley Carte to try to prevent Manager Ford of Baltimore from thus producing "Iolanthe." It is asserted by Mr. Carte that, following Judge Lowell's late decision and the decision in the House of Lords upon which the former was based, the publication of the pianoforte score is not a publication of the orchestral score, and that the composer's right, which he has by coininon law, to regulate the production of his unpublished work, has not been lost by a publication of the pianoforte score thereof. The pianotorte score bears somewhat the same relation to the full orchestral score which an etching does to a painting, and it is not within human possibility that a skilled composer can, from seeing only a pianoforte arrangement of a musical work, construct an orchestral score exactly resembling the original work, any more than a skilled artist can paint from merely seeing an etching a picture closely resembling the original. So it seems clear that a composer, who has published a pianoforte arrangement only, has held back from the public the important part of his musical work, and can control the production of it.

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If Mr. Ford is enjoined from playing "Iolanthe" with an orchestra, by the United States court in Maryland, following Judge Lowell's decision, unauthorized productions of foreign operas must take place, if at all, without orchestra, and Messrs. Sullivan, Audran and Strauss will consequently reap much larger profits from

their productions than they heretofore have done. The famous English twain must look back with regret upon their neglect in enforcing their common-law right in the "Pinafore" days, when every town in the land would have turned in royalties to them. American " composers, who have turned many a penny from adapting orchestral scores for foreign operas, will find their occupation gone. It is not to be regretted that our courts have at last protected one class cisions will go far toward building up a healthy of foreign artists in their rights. This line of depublic sentiment as to foreign authors' property in the productions of their brains. If Mr. Sullivan can derive an income from productions of "Iolanthe" in this country the people will ask, Why should not Mr. Tennyson from the sales of his poems? If John Smith invents a new pump, he can protect himself all over the world; but if William Black invents a new novel, he must be contented with his royalties in England. But it is only fair to add that American publishers are now, and have long been, entirely willing to pay authors and composers for the exclusive right to publish their works in this country. The only obstacle to international copyright is with the foreign publishers.

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From The Critic.

Two additions have been made to the literature of copyright during the week, one a goodtempered communication to the Evening Post, [reprinted in the PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY, Feb. Io], from Mr. G. Haven Putnam, the other a not so well considered letter to the Herald, from Mr. Henry Peterson. Mr. Putnam makes a number of good points, and seems to us to vanquish his opponents. Mr. Peterson appears to be a free-lance for the protectionists. He wants



a domestic impost levied upon all works of foreign authors manufactured in this country,' for "of course those manufactured out of the country would come under the operations of the tariff. This "domestic impost," he adds, "should range from ten to twenty per cent upon the value of the work, and must be paid by the publisher." Mr. Peterson is evidently an American author. London Truth would "Give an English author six months after publication in England, during which time he may sell the American right to publish his work, and only fair justice will be done him. If he has not sold his work during the six months, then let him forfeit all interest in the American copyright."


From the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette. THE retirement of Mr. Augustus Flagg from the firm of Little, Brown & Co. is an important event at least to the book trade—and one which will receive due prominence should the history of the business ever be written. Mr. Flagg has done good work, and the eminence of Little, Brown & Co. is due largely to his shaping and rigidly adhering to a policy which has made his firm-name a synonym for pre-eminent respectability and great financial strength. That policy may be said to be comprised in the three words - principles, not men. In other words, success came from carrying on a certain method of doing business, in place of depending

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