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Testament. N. Y., Funk & Wagnalls, [1883]. 22 p. O. pap., 40 c.

Zola, Émile. The bonheur des dames; or, the shop-girls of Paris; tr. by J: Stirling. Phil., T. B. Peterson & Bros., [1883]. 17-538 p. sq. S. cl., $1.25; pap., 75 c.

The title is the legend or device of a large Paris dry goods store in the Rue Choiseul, where the scene is laid, and where Zola left one of his heroes, Octave, at the end of his last the development of an old-fashioned Parisian shop into one book, "Pot-Bouille." Zola traces with great minuteness of those vast caravansaries like the Louvre and the Bon Marche, with their three thousand employés and their piles of riches from the four quarters of the globe; in this novel framework he has many opportunities for those careful descriptive scenes for which he is famous, and he gives with great faithfulness the life of the shop-girls of Paris.

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J. D. PARSONS, JR., Albany, N. Y Wood, Law of nuisances, 2d ed.

T. B. PETERSON & BROs., Phila.

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NICKLIN (Philip Houlbrooke).
Remarks on
literary property. 144 p. 16°. Philadelphia,
P. H. Nicklin & T. Johnson, 1838.
Contains also: Copyright by Joseph Lowe, p. 97-144:
Anon. review signed C. [Luther Stearns Cushing?]
in "The American jurist."
8°. Boston, p. 476-

V. 19.


These titles were submitted to the inspection of Hon. A. R. SPOFFORD, Librarian of Congress, who gave them as careful a revision as his limited spare time would allow. Any further corrections or additions will be thankfully received and acknowledged by the compiler. Address Post-Office Box 686, Washington, D.C.

Copyright, 1882.

THE English baptismal names in the following catalogue have been abbreviated as follows: Augustus A:, Benjamin B, Charles C, David D:, Edward E:, Frederick F, George G:, Henry H:, Isaac I:, John J, Karl K:, Louis L:, Mark M, Nicholas N:, Otto O:, Peter P:, Richard R, Samuel S:, Thomas T:, William W.

For uniformity's sake, the rule of non-capitalizing is followed in both English and foreign titles..

Continued from page 148, P. W., v. 23, 1883.

Anon. review [By Willard Phillips] in "The North American review." v. 48. 8. Boston, no. 102, Jan. 1839. P. 257-270.

See also Literary property. NICOLSON (James Badenach). [Law of copyright.] In Erskin (J:) An institute of the law of Scotland, v. I. 4°. Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute, 1871, p. 264-269.

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NOVELLO (Joseph Alford.) The true theory of literary copyright. In The Athenæum." 1862, part 2. 4°. London, no. 1821, Sept. 20, 1862, p. 371, 372.


OBSERVATIONS occasioned by the contest about literary property. 1770. See Law (Edmund). OBSERVATIONS on the law of copyright. 1838. See Webster (G:).

OBSERVATIONS sur l'article 18 du projet de loi contenant la propriété littéraire. [Anon.] 8°. Paris, Crapelet, 1839.

Abstract in "The Jurist." N. s. v. 8, part 2. 8°. London, no. 404, Oct. 4, 1862, p. 447, 448.

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träge zur revision der gesetze : 1. Büchernachdruck. 2. Duell. 3. Ehe und scheidung. 4. Gesinde recht. vi, 161 p. 8°. Köln am Rhein, J. P. Bachem, 1833. Contains: Ueber büchernachdruck, p. 1-44. ORTLOFF (Hermann Friedrich). Das autorund verlagsrecht als strafrechtlich zu schützendes recht. In "Jahrbücher für die dogmatik d. heutigen römischen und deutschen privatrechts. Herausgegeben von Rud. Ihering. v. 5. 8°. Jena.

OSGOOD (S:) See Copyright (The) association. PAILLOTTET (Prosper). Examen du système de M. [Pierre Jules] Hetzel sur la propriété littéraire. In" Journal des économistes." série. v. 34. 8°. Paris, 1862, p. 430-444. See also De la propriété intellectuelle. 1859. Vermeire (P.)


The Publishers' Weekly.

APRIL 7, 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 correct

ness 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.


"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.

THE Library Journal has also introduced another feature calculated to meet a want as much felt beyond the limited circle of librarians as is the want of the Index. This is its new department of "Literature for the Young," edited by Miss C. M. Hewins, Librarian of the Hartford Library Association, who, among librarians, and surely in her own community, is enjoying the reputation of the most enthusiastic and competent worker in this special field. In this department books suitable for the young will be reported (on the plan of the "Library Purchase List”), with critical citations of authorities; notes and suggestions from various sources on reading and the best use of books will also be included. As the interests of this department are intimately associated with those of the conscientious bookseller, he may with profit study these columns and commend them to the attention of parents, as well as teachers and committees of school libraries.


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.


"WE print in this number two schemes for co-operative indexing of current periodicals, one of them for a monthly index to be included in the card catalogue, the other for an annual index to be included in the printed quinquennial. We hope both schemes will be carried out. The magnificent success of the co-operative band ably led by Mr. Poole justifies-nay, demandsnew expeditions." So said the Library Journal in its January issue.

pleasure in announcing that no sooner was the offer made than it was acted upon with a promptness that reflects credit on the esprit de corps of American librarians. The first monthly section of the Index, edited by Mr. W. I. Fletcher, will appear in the Library Journal for April. The plan will be tried for a year, and, if successful, will become permanent.

Scarcely two months have passed, and the co-operation has already been so organized that the work virtually provides for both schemes. In order to make clear the full scope of these schemes, we print them, in another column, as they were submitted in the Library Journal, and here explain what has since been done. As to the well-planned scheme submitted by Mr. Poole and Mr. Fletcher, there is not the slightest doubt that it will be carried out in every detail—in its annual as well as in its fiveyear supplements. And it is to be hoped that the laudable undertaking will meet with as much success as the magnum opus of the originator. Every bookseller should take pride in subscribing, and in obtaining subscriptions, for a work which not only will prove directly useful to him in his own business, but which, if carried out successfully, will be a credit to American progress.

Mr. Stetson's plan, too, deserves to meet with encouragement. It has been adopted, with a modification suggested by the publisher of the Library Journal, who offered to print the Index in his journal. This greatly simplifies the process of interchange, securing at the same timewhat is of utmost importance-the benefit of the Index to the public. This offer was made with the proviso that the scheme should not interfere with Mr. Poole's plan. And we take


From the Library Journal, January.
IN accordance with the announcement in the

1882-86. It is the intention of the editors to

preface of the late issue of the "Index to Periodical Literature," supplements prepared on the same coöperative method, with the same rules and conditions, and printed in a style uniform with that edition, will be issued every five years-the first appearing early in the year 1887, and containing the references for the years enlarge considerably the list of current periodicals, and to include such older serials as are worthy of being indexed and have been omitted. The editors will be glad to receive from the former contributors and other librarians who are willing to participate in the work, suggestions as to serials which they think it desirable to index.

In addition to the announcement made above, the editors are proposing, if they have sufficient encouragement, to issue in April, 1884, an index covering the years 1882 and 1883, and thereafter ANNUAL INDEXES. They take this opportunity to set forth the scheme as it now presents itself to their minds, and to ask of their brethren in the library profession its consideration, and such suggestions for improving it as will enable them to fix upon the plan which shall be most practicable and satisfactory to the libraries of the country.

It is not probable that annual indexes will repay in money the cost of their publication,


and hence no publisher can be expected to assume the expense. It is certain that the multiplicity of alphabets in annual indexes would be a great annoyance. Their adoption as permanent substitutes for the five-year supplements is, therefore, out of the question. It is very desirable, nevertheless, that the contents of the current periodicals shall be indexed and made accessible oftener than once in five years. important to readers and students are the topics discussed in them, that many libraries are incurring the labor and expense of indexing them on cards. The coöperative plan of making hectographic copies and interchanging cards between different libraries is attended with much trouble, and under no conditions can it cover so broad a field as is desirable. In order to meet this want in a more economical and satisfactory manner, the editors propose the following scheme :

I. To issue the annual indexes in a privately printed edition, to be supplied only to the cooperating libraries, and such other libraries and individuals as subscribe for them in advance of publication. No more copies will be printed than will meet this condition; and hence none will be offered for sale.

2. The expense of printing will be equitably shared by the contributing libraries and the subscribers the latter paying, in any event, twice as much for their copies as the contributors, and if they are twice as numerous as the contributors, they will pay the whole expense.

3. The editors will make no charge for their services in the revision and arrangement of the work, and superintendence of the printing, but will be entitled to the use of the matter for their five-year supplements.

4. On the year when a five-year supplement is issued there will be no annual supplement, as the references of the preceding year will be incorporated in that issue. The annual issues not being regarded as the regular supplements of the main work, they will be printed on a smaller page. W. F. POOLE. W. I. FLETCHER.

It may be of interest to many librarians to learn of a coöperative scheme of indexing current periodicals. I will outline it briefly.

1. Each of the coöperating libraries will index one or more periodicals, each number as it appears.

2. The same rules will be observed as in Poole's Index, with this addition-the month and year will be added to facilitate reference to unbound numbers. Also American paging will be given if English editions are not accessible, marked with a for distinction.

3. As most (probably all) libraries will want the entries on cards or slips, each library will print the separate references by the hectograph on slips 5 x 12 cm. (the standard size) and mail them to each of the coöperating libraries.


As to details of printing, I am not altogether satisfied what method is better--to print each slip separately, or to print in sheets of (say) eight slips. In the former case I make my copy" on paper 20 cm. wide in two columns. It will not do to put all the copy on the hectograph at one time, and print the requisite number of slips from each reference; the latter ones become faint. I should say only two or three references should be put on the hectograph at one time. The time required for printing 300 slips (20 slips for each of 15 references) would

be about 45 minutes (I printed 300 thin slips in 30 minutes). By ruling off a sheet into (say) 8 spaces, 5 × 12.5 cm., and writing references in these spaces, and printing 8 slips in a sheet at once, and cutting the sheets afterward, I think that the time would be lessened. Experience might show some other method to be more convenient that either of these.

The above details are the result of my own experience and of the suggestions of others, especially Mr. Biscoe, of Amherst College, Rev. J. H. Barbour, of Trinity College, and Mr. Geo. F. Winchester, of Middletown, Ct., with whose encouragement I have been trying to inaugurate some such scheme. It was our intention to begin where Poole's Index leaves off. But his annual supplement will make that unnecessary, so that we shall begin probably with Jan., 1883.

I should be pleased to hear from any one interested in this matter, especially from those desiring to index one periodical or more for 1883 -most especially, however, from any man or body of men who will take the matter in charge and relieve me of it.

List of librarians who have announced their intention of coöperating with me: Mr. Biscoe, Amherst College; Rev. Mr. Barbour, Trinity College; Mr. Cutter, Boston Athenæum; Mr. Green, Worcester Public Library; Mr. Foster, Providence Public Library; Prof. Safford, Williams College.

W. K. STETSON, Assistant Librarian Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.

From the Printer's Circular.

IN strong and humiliating contrast with the recent action of Congress in declining to make an appropriation for a sorely neded National Library, is the determination of the English and German governments to prepare complete catalogues of all the books published in those countries since very ancient dates, the learned compilers in both instances being instructed to go back into past centuries as far as possible. In Great Britain the task will be a comparatively easy one, as the catalogue of all books issued in England, Ireland, and Scotland for centuries past, that exists in the British Museum, is a full and accurate work of its kind, therefore of great assistance to the new workers in the same field. In Germany there is no such aid, and a colossal task awaits the makers of the gigantic catalogue.* There is no doubt but that the work, formidable as it is, will be done thoroughly and with care.

It has already been suggested that a similar catalogue should at once be prepared in this country, under the auspices of Congress, and at the cost of the nation, because it would and should be a strictly national work, doing the fullest and strictest justice to every State, city and town. A sensible idea, yet an amusing onesensible, because such a work is necessary, and the sooner it is begun the easier it will be of execution; amusing, because the majority of Congressmen are averse to anything and everything calculated to add to the literary glory of the country, or to foster its literature. From the shamefully over-crowded condition of the Congressional Library, where thousands of books

*Germany has for a basis fuller bibliographical records than any other country.-ED. P. W.

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