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75 C.

Through Asiatic Turkey, see Geary, G.
N. Y., Pott, Young'

Tramps, see Harris, L. O.
Royal (The) banner, see Clare, Austin.

Transmission of power by compressed air, see Zahner, R. Rubin, T. A. (364) Sphinx Americana, 24°, bds., 20 C. ; pap., 15 C. ..Milwaukee, C. Doerflinger: Trebor (pseud. ?] (365) As it may happen : story of Ameri

can life, 16°, $1.50...

..Phil., Porter & Coates. Russell, H. R. (367) Hidden workings, 12°, $1.

N. v., Pott, Young Co. Trollope, Ant. (367), An eye for an eye : novel, 4°, pap., Russo-Turkish war, History of, see Barnwell, R. G.

.N. Y., Harper. St. Paul at Athens, see Shakspeare, C.

Tuition, Unconscious, suc Huntington, F. D. San Francisco, Hist, of, see Hittell, J. S.

Turkey, Through Asiatic, see Geary, G. Satchel ser., see Frazier, M.

Unconscious tuition, see Huntington, F. D. Sayre, L. E. (365) Conspectus of organic materia medica

United States, Wanderings, in the northwest of, see Waterand pharmacal botany, 12°, $2....Phil., D. G. Brinton. School-room classics ser., see Huntington, F. D.

Van Nostrand's sci. ser., no. 40, see Zahner, R. Science, Pleasant ways in, see Proctor, R. A.

Vaughan, C. J. (365) My son, give me thine heart : serSecond Irish book, see Irish.

mons, 16°, $1.50..

......N. Y., Macmillan.

Wanderings in South Carolina, see Waterton, C. Sedgwick, H. D. (366) Am. and Eng. cases on the measure of damages, 8o, shp., $7.50.

Ward, A, W. (365) On some academical experiences of N. Y., Baker, Voorhis Su Co. the German renascence, 8o, pap., 40 c.N. Y., Macmillax. Shakespeare, Tales from, see Lamb, C. and Mary.

Washburn, Ichabod, see Cheever, H. T. Shakspeare, C. (366) St. Paul at Athens, sermons, 12°, Waterton, C. (367), Wanderings in South Carolina, the $1.25.. ....N. Y., Scribner's Sons

northwest of the U. s., and the Antilles, 1812, 1816, 1820,

1824, new ed., 80, $6.50.... ....N. Y., Macmillan, Eignor (366) Monaldi's niece (No name ser.), 16°, $1.

Bost., Roberts. Welles, C. S. (366) Lilian (poetry), 4°, $1. Smiles, S. (366) Robert Dick, baker of Thurso, geologist What shall (367) I read ? 16o, 75 C.

N. Y., Putnam. and botanist, 12°, $1.50... ..N. Y., Harper.

N. Y., Nelson & Phillips. Smith, Julia P. (364) Kiss and ibe, friends: a novel, 120, Whittaker, Jas. T. (365) Physiology, 16°, $1.75; $1.50... .N. Y., G. W. Carleton.

Cin., R. Clarke & Co. Socialism, see Reply.

Whittaker's (364) churchman's almanac, 1879, 160, bds., South Carolina, Wanderings in, see Waterton, C.

75 c. ; pap., 25 C.......

.N, Y., T. Whittaker. Spanish literature, Primer of, see Conant, Helen S.

Who did it? see Frazier, M. Spectator (The), see Addison, Jos.

Woman's (A) thoughts about men, see Brinkley, Mrs.

H. L. Sphinx Americana, see Rubin, T. A.

Women, Diseases of, see Clark, A. L. Spiritual songs, ser Robinson, C. S.

World's (The) (365) almaniac for 1879, il., 16°, pap, 256 Spiritualism, see Lawrence, Mrs. C. W.

N. Y.,The World of Sport and work on the Nepaul frontier, see Inglis, Jas.

Wiebe, Edward (366) The paradise of childhood: practiStillman, C. F., see Delafield, Francis.

cal guide to kindergartners, new ed., sq. 80, $2.; pap. Story, Jos. (366) On promissory notes, 7th ed., 8°, $6.

$1.50...

.Springfield, Mass., Milton Bradley & Co. Bost., Little, Brown & Co. Wilford family (The), see Eadgyth. Sunday-school lessons, see Berean question book.

Williams, C. H. S. (367), Index to Massachusetts Swallow, S. C. (367) Camp-meetings, 16o, flex., 30 c. ; statutes, 8o, shp., $2...

...Bost., G. B. Recd. pap., 20 C....

.N. Y., Nelson & Phillips. Wilson, A. (365) Leisure-time studies, chiefly biological, Tales from the German, see Heyse, Paul.

il., 12°, $3.50.

...N. Y., Worthingtor. - (367) on the beatitudes, by the author of "Clary's con

Winter resorts, Am., see Appleton's illustrated handfirmation," 24°, 50 C....... ..N. Y., Pott, Young & Co.

books. Tennyson, Alfred (365) Complete works, 120, $1.Same. Witman, Frederica K. (364) Legend of the mound (in Illustrated ed., 8°, $1.75

.N. Y., Worthington.

verse), il., sq. 12°, $1.50... Harrisburg, Lane S. Hart. Teutons, The continentals, see Conversion of the West.

Witthaus, R. A. (367) Essentials of chemistry, inorganic Therapeutics, Handbook of, see Ringer, S.

and organic, pocket ed.,

24°, $1..N. Y., W. Wood & Co. Thomas, L. B. (367) A dream of Arcadia and other Zahner, R. (364) Transmission of power by compressed verses, sq. 24°, $1..

Balt., Turnbull Bros. air, 24°, bds., 50 C......... .N. Y., Van Nostrand.

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Henry Holt & Co.:-Kettner's Book of the Table. Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion, as illus- A. D. F. Randolph & Co.:-Bible Echoes in Ancient

trated by the Religion of India. By F. Max Muller. Cr. Classics, by C. T. Ramage. 8o. $2.50.

JANUARY 28. Gleanings of Past Years, 1843-'78. By Right Hon. W. E.

Gladstone, M.P. To be complete in 5 vols. $1 per v. D. Appleton & Co. :-Irrende Sterne, by Geo. Horn.(Soon.)

The House in the Hollow.
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co., Phila.

E. P. Dutton & Co.:-The Student's Edition of the Philosophy. By André Lefevre. (Library of Contempora

Speaker's Commentary on the Bible. Abridged and editry Science.) Cr. 8o.

ed by John M. Fuller, M.A., Vicar of Bexley. (To be

completed in 6 volumes.) Vol. 1 ready shortly:-Steps to Burlesques. By William Makepeace Thackeray. Ill. Cr.

Christian Manhood, by, Rosalind Marryat.-How to 8o. $1.25. New Popular Illustrated Ed.

keep Lent, by Rev. G. H. Wilkinson,

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D. Appleton & Co.:-The Beleaguered City, by Mrs. JANUARY 27.

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Roberts Bros. :-Wild Life in a Southern Country, by Harper & Bros. :-Within Sound of the Sea.-Kelver- the author of "The Gamekeeper at Home."-Essays on

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The Publishers' deekly.

9. Otherwise the bill fails of that portion of its purpose which involved a protection of the bulk

rates against advertising circulars in the guise F. LEYPOLDT, Bibliographical Editor.

of periodicals, and does injustice to one class R. R. BOWKER, General Editor.

of books by admitting another at lower rates. This clause was omitted by the Postal Confer

ence because its Executive Committee was FEBRUARY 1, 1879.

made up largely of publishers, who feared to

open themselves to the accusation of consulting Publishers are requested to furnish title-page proofs and their own interests. They made a mistake in advance information of books forthcoming, both for entry in permitting this false sentiment to overrule genthe lists and for descriptive mention. An carly copy of eral considerations. The Post-Office Departeach book published should be forwarded, to insure correctness in the final entry.

ment, we understand, desires this clause retain. The trade are invited to send "Communications” to the ed, and it is certainly right. editor on any topic of interest to the trade, and as to which

But even should this clause be omitted, it is an interchange of opinion is desirable. Also, matter for to be hoped the bill will pass. The Department "Notes and Queries." Notes from librarians will also be

is in many respects admirably administered, but gratefully received.

it is under orders of law, and the law is conIn case of business changes, notification or card should be immediately sent to this office for entry under “Business

fusing and distressing both to the Department Notes." New catalogues issued will also be mentione:

and to the public. · The only objections to when forwarded.

the bill arise on the one side from those interested in obtaining for their advertising circulars

the benefit of bulk rates, and on the other from Every man is a debtor to his profession, fron.

those opposing registration as a principle, who the which, as men do of course seek to receive

are sufficiently answered by the fact that the countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to government must have some means of discrim. endeavor themselves by way of amends to be a

ination so long as it makes, as now, discrimihelp thereunto."-LORD BACON.

nating rates. An overwhelming majority of public opinion is in favor of the bill. Messrs.

Congressmen, be good enough to take the half THE PASSAGE OF THE POSTAL BILL. hour necessary to pass it.

THERE is no department of the Government with which the public at large has such con.

We are indebted to the courtesy of Messrs. stant and close relation as with the post-office;

Harper & Brothers for the portrait of the late there is none, therefore, in which simplicity, John Blair Scribner, which appears in this common sense, and uniformity are more neces

issue,-in the main an excellent likeness. sary. Unhappily, this department has been the one in which these qualities have been most Things are taking a turn. Ten per cent of notably lacking. It has not been altogether the

England's new books last year were American fault of the Department, for it was hampered by importations, and the latest Publishers' Circular complex and contradictory legislation. The De.

received gives much more space to American partment and the public now join in asking than to English news. Congress to pass a bill, carefully prepared, to put postal administration, on a common sense Our issue for February 15th will be the basis; but Congress is in doubt whether it can Supplementary Educational Number, used by spare time from its political affairs to transact booksellers and teachers for the spring season, this much of the public business.

and containing a classified price list of all eduThe bill removes numerous absurdities, and cational books published since the issue of the ought to become law. To its general excellence Educational Catalogue, July, 1878. Publishers we enter one important exception : the clause, are requested to forward promptly a complete "Provided, however, that nothing herein con- schedule of their educational publications tained shall be so construed as to admit publi- since that date, and their advertising copy is cations which, although issued in regular series desired as early as possible. or successive numbers, are but books or reprints of books, or publications primarily de- Our Annual Summary Number, which was designed for advertising purposes, or for free cir- layed by the lateness of two or three pages of adculation, or for circulation at nominal rates, to vertising copy and by other causes at the printthe benefit of the privileged rate, whether printer's, was held back another day to permit of mailed in this country or abroad,” should be retaining the Index with it. All subscribers should ed, as in the original draft, at the end of Section have received the Index with that issue ; if any

have slipped out in the mails, they will be re- and does not sell the blank margins of his paper, placed on application. The Index, extending The necessary rejection of the page was a loss to to 12 pages, is the largest and most nearly com- us as well as to Mr. Amies. plete we have ever made, and will, we trust, prove a great help to the trade.

For “ways that are dark" in the underselling

line, commend us to the enterprising newsThe Board Bulletin, started last year, while

paper publisher whose business method-a well received by many in the trade, and gener | patent outside method, indeed-is set forth in ally recognized as a desirable trade help, has

an article that we reprint in full from the Burnot received sufficient pecuniary support to

lington, Vt., Saturday Review, which we thank justify its permanent continuance, nor does the in the name of the trade for its exposure. The probability of future return in the event of Success authorize outlay in pushing it. The the fellow has had the effrontery to go to book

most provoking feature of this swindle is that plan has nevertheless proved a practicable and dealers in his vicinity (after underselling them useful one, and the publisher. reserves the right

at his variety shop) and offer to supply goods to resume the enterprise at any time when the

to them at less than publishers' wholesale voluntary subscription for the Bulletin, at $2

prices. There has been, we are forced to ad. the year, shall be sufficient to justify him. As

mit, what may be called an apathy among pubthe proposed Christmas issues were not pre- lishers in this matter of underselling ; but we pared, subscribers who have paid in their fifty

are in hopes that a few examples of this kind cents will be furnished with the number of Bulletins still due them, to be issued as occasion amusing to outsiders, but as a means of liveli.

may stir things up a bit. “Hari-kari” may be seems best to serve their purposes.

hood, it is not remunerative. The Evening Post was lavish of congratulations in a recent issue over the fact that a book

POSTAL MATTERS. which is ranked with the Wallace's “Russia"

BOOKS DUTY FREE.'' and Baker's “ Turkey" series should have been At a meeting of the Executive Committee of issued in a cheap reprint at 15 cents. The next

the U. S. Postal Conference, held in New day it very frankly made occasion to set forth York, January 20, 1879, the following preamble

and resolutions were adopted and ordered to one of the considerations on the other side, in

be printed, H. E. SIMMONS, Secretary'. an editorial article which we reprint. In fact,

Whereas, The Postmaster-General in his recent Report there are two sides to the case; not only is an (page 30) has recommended the adoption by Congress of American publisher debarred from presenting a

such legislation as shall permit the importation by mail, free

of duty, of all printed matter, thus necessarily including decent edition to the American public, but he books:

Resolved, That in the opinion of this Committee any is debarred also from paying anything at all to such legislation would be disastrous to all the interests in the English author, and from making any profit this country dependent upon the book trade, and damag

ing to the public revenues, for the following self-evident for himself. We welcome heartily endeavors

I. There can be no justification alleged why the United to give the people good literature cheap, but States Government should make itself a common carrier for there are still considerations as important as

foreign merchandise at rates greatly less than cost, and at

the same time deprive itself of the customs duty which the cheapness.

revenue laws impose on such merchandise-a duty which is already far below the average levied by the existing tariff

on other descriptions of manufactured goods. As we understand that Mr. Wm. T. Amies, II. If the proposed abandonment of duty be rendered genof Philadelphia, has made public complaint in erally applicable to all books imported by mail, both by

booksellers and private purchasers, a very large proportion the trade that a certain advertising page of his of our imports will take advantage of it, thus seriously republications was excluded from the Christmas service, while inflicting a severe blow on the book manufac

ducing the revenue and enhancing the deficit in the mail Number of the PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY arbitrarily

ture of the United States.

III. If, on the other hand, it be limited to books imported and without reason, we desire to state that the by private purchasers, an unjust discrimination will be made

against the importer, who is obliged to pay the duties to a sole cause of its omission was the fact that his

government, thus entering into competition with him at a plate was too large for our page. Mr. Amies

loss to itself, and virtually transacting the business through

the medium of the money-order system. Not only will he was acquainted with the size of the Publishers' thus be rendered unable to import and pay duty, but the

foreign houses will, as they have already declared, evade WEEKLY page, attention was directly called to

the law by establishing canvassing agencies" in our it also by our advertising representative when

larger cities, which will sell books deliverable by mail to the

individual buyer. he secured the advertisement, and Mr. Amies Resolved, That we recognize the advisability of some prowas also notified on receipt of the too large

vision whereby the facilities of the international book-post

may be restored, and we suggest that some plan be adopted plate. Mr. Amies claims, we learn, that be

under which books and periodicals now subject to duty may be

transmitted by post, and the regular rate of duty be collectcause it did not actually run beyond the blank ed thereon, thus putting on an even footing all such impor

tations, whether for trade or consumption. margin of the page we had no right to reject it,

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be sent to but a publisher certainly has the right to protect Members of Congress, the Postmaster-General, the Secre

tary of the Treasury, to the members of the Postal Conventhe typographical character of his publication tion, and to publishers.

reasons:

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