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Tariff bill (referred to in our last issue) was not adopted by the Senate. It was reported by the Committee and then withdrawn. There was therefore no omission, as was supposed. It was only a proposed amendment which was withdrawn. The paragraph in the bill as enacted reads as follows:

the Archdeacon replied by correcting a number of errors in the newspaper report of his remarks. The Archdeacon's letter induced Cassell & Co. to reply to it in the following communication:

"SIR: We had not intended to notice the lan

guage which Archdeacon Farrar has seen fit to use with regard to the commercial morality of this country in general, and of publishers in parmanifestly exaggerated might safely be left to ticular, feeling that charges so vague and so the judgment of the public; but your corre

with Archdeacon Farrar to say whether the to those publishers who have had transactions charges which he brings against the 'trade of the publisher' are or are not well founded.

Free List, Section 2. 515. Books, maps, litho graphic prints and charts, specially imported, not more than two copies in any one invoice, in good faith, for the use of any society incorpo-spondent in the Times of to-day makes an appeal rated or established for educational, 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, subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe.

NOTE.-Italics represent new matter.

A MOVEMENT is afoot among certain printers in New York City that will, for a time at least, revolutionize plain book composition in the East. A number of printing houses-such as Trow, De Vinne. Little, Rogers and others-have formed an organization which is to undertake type-setting for the trade, employing for that purpose typesetting machines or typographs. For years publishers in New York have sent the bulk of their book composition out of the city to New Jersey, up the Hudson, to Connecticut, some of it even going to Boston, because the prices in those places were from twenty to fifty per cent. cheaper than here. While sending work away has been a saving in cost, it has often been attended with annoyances that made it impracticable to send out work which needed particular attention. The projectors of the new company, recognizing this, have taken advantage of the many recent improvements in type-setting machinery, and, beginning with the new year, will make an effort to control all the work that is turned out by New York publishing houses. They will be able to compete with the smallest country office as to prices, and as an additional advantage, by the use of machinery, will be able to turn out as much work in a day as could formerly be turned out by hand in a week. This will be a direct saving to the publishing trade, and ought to contribute towards the movement of making cheaper books


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AT the recent Church Congress in Hull, which dealt with questions of morals as well as religion, Archdeacon Farrar, in an address, made the remark that he might expose the dishonorable customs which tainted the trade of publishers, and speak of sweating publishers who, without a blush, would toss to the author perhaps a hundredth part of what, by bargains grossly inequitable, they had obtained." This remark was taken up, in rather strong language, by Mr. J. Russell Endean in the London Times, to which

"As we are well known as the publishers of three of Archdeacon Farrar's most important works, we think we are entitled to ask you to allow us to make a brief statement in reply to Mr. Russell Endean's letter.

"First of all, let us repeat the passage from Archdeacon Farrar's speech to which Mr. Russell Endean refers. It is in the following words: I might expose the dishonorable customs which tainted the trade of the publisher, and speak of sweating publishers, who without a blush would toss to the author perhaps a hundredth part of what, by bargains grossly inequitable, they had obtained.'

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"We shall now proceed to show how far this with the gentleman who has made use of it. More language is applicable to ourselves in our dealings than 20 years ago we projected a work which was to be a Popular Life of Christ.' The whole scheme of that work as well as its general character was conceived in this house. The idea having been put in a concrete form, we entered into negotiations with one or two popular writers for the production of the book; but these negotiations falling through, our attention was drawn to Mr.. now Archdeacon, Farrar. It is no disparagement to Archdeacon Farrar's present position to say that at that time (1870) he was comparatively unknown, and had certainly not gained any great We laid before him reputation in literature. the proposal that he should write a 'Popular Life of Christ' on the lines suggested by ourselves, and offered him for the copyright of this work the sum of £500, with an additional sum of £100 as a contribution towards the expense of a visit to the Holy Land in connection with the writing of the work. This offer he accepted, and he duly produced the book which has since attained so wide a fame. We were the first to recognize, not only the exceptional merit of his work, but the popularity which it quickly attained, though we venture to point out that such popularity was at least in part to be attributed to the heavy expenditure on which we embarked in order to make it known to the reading world. In fact, we doubt if any book of the kind has ever been so exten

sively advertised as this work written by the clergyman who now protests against the iniquity of advertising. Archdeacon Farrar duly received in 1873 the sum we had agreed to pay him for writing the Life of Christ; but in consideration of the success of the work we paid him in 1874 an additional sum of £200, in 1875 a further sum of £350, besides an honorarium of £100 for the preparation of an index; in 1876, 200; in 1877, £250; in 1878, £205, and in 1881, 100. Thus for the work for which we had covenanted to pay only £600, and which was absolutely our own property, we voluntarily paid in addition £14

making £2005 in all. We leave your readers to determine whether such action is to be regarded as dishonorable, or whether those who take it are open to the taunt of being sweating publishers.'

This, however, does not exhaust the story of our dealings with Archdeacon Farrar. After he had written the Life of Christ,' he agreed to write for us a similar Life of St. Paul.' By this time both he and ourselves knew the pecuniary value of his work. For the writing of St. Paul' we agreed to pay him the sum of £1000 down. Subsequently Mr. Farrar informed us that, in consequence of the great success of the 'Life of Christ,' he had received an offer of £2000 and a royalty from another firm of publishers for a similar book. Although under no compulsion to do so, we at once raised our own payment for the Life of St. Paul' to the amount thus offered to him by another house. The result is that he has received up to the present date, including a royalty of £2333 175. id., a sum of £4333 17s. Id. for this particular book. Again we leave your readers to judge whether there was anything inequitable in a bargain which had results such as these for the author.

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A third work was also written by Archdeacon Farrar for us. This was The Early Days of Christianity.' We agreed to pay him the same terms as for the Life of St. Paul.' He received £2000 on writing the book, and it is only because this work has failed to attain the success of his earlier books that the additional royalty paid to him has amounted to the comparatively small sum of £400.

"We have thought it only just, both to ourselves and to Archdeacon Farrar, to give an explicit statement of our relations to him as publishers, and can only repeat that we leave your readers to judge whether the heated language he used at the Church Congress has any application to ourselves.

"We are, sir, your obedient servants,

"CASSELL & COMPANY (Limited). "La Belle Sauvage, Ludgate Hill, E.C., Oct. 7."

The controversy has called out a host of correspondence from English publishers and authors, the most important of which is reprinted in the London Publishers' Circular of October 15, which devotes six pages to letters from Messrs. Endean, T. Dixon Galpin, A. W. Tuer, Walter Besant, E. Marston, Archdeacon Farrar and others.



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Maryland," by W. T. Brantly; setts." by Justin Winsor; "United States, Part I., History and Constitution," by Alexander Johnston; United States, Part II., Physical Geography and Statistics," by Josiah D. Whitney; United States, Part III., Political Geography and Statistics." by Francis A. Walker. The defendants, it is alleged, put on the market a reprint of the work, but when suit was brought against them, left out of the book the articles that have been copyrighted in this country. The Messrs. Black, however, deny the right of the defendants to use the name "Encyclopædia Britannica," Ninth Edition, as the title of a book which does not contain the copyrighted articles. KIPLING AND HARPER & BROTHERS.

THE London Athenæum recently printed an absurd paragraph to the effect that a year or so ago, when Mr. Kipling called on Messrs. Harper and offered them for reprinting "Soldiers Three, etc.," he "was speedily shown the door, and told that a firm devoted to the publication of literature of a high class could not trouble itself about such writings as his." That after Mr. Kipling became famous the Harpers picked out of the magazines some six stories of Mr. Kipling's without asking his permission, and printed them as a volume. They have sent Mr. Kipling a letter containing a bald announcement of the fact and a sum of £10, which has been promptly returned."

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To this the Harpers have made answer as follows:

To the Editor of the Athenæum:

DEAR SIR: The paragraph in your issue of the 4th inst. indicates that you have been misinformed respecting the relations between Mr. therein made are so at variance with the facts Rudyard Kipling and ourselves. The statements that we feel justified in assuming that they could not have been derived from Mr. Kipling himself. The facts are these:

In September, 1889, Mr. Kipling called upon us in person with a letter of introduction from Mr. E. A. Abbey, and was, of course, courteously received. He submitted for examination several Indian stories, and they were at once shown to our readers, whose opinions were unfavorable.

In December of the same year the volume entitled "Plain Tales from the Hills" was forwarded to us by our London agent. This having been one of the books originally submitted by Mr. Kipling, it was again declined.

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The stories included in the only volume which we have issued of Mr. Kipling's works, and which forms the subject of your comment, have been put forth since our declination of Mr. Kipling's earlier volume, and have been recently published by us in our Franklin Square Library. All of them save one, The Incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney," had been previously published in Harper's Weekly. They were offered to us by Mr. Kipling or his business agent, and we paid for them in each case the price askedthe total amounting to some seventy-eight pounds (78). The additional payment of ten pounds (10) was tendered in acknowledgment for the story, "The Incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney," and in pursuance of our rule of making pecuniary recognition of the issue by us of any non-copyright work which we had not before published or paid for. We might here say that the story, "The Incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney," which

JAMES T., Francis and Adam W. Black, publishers of the original edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica on the 30th ult. filed in the United States Circuit Court a supplemental bill of complaint against Samuel W. and Julius S. Ehrich, of New York, setting forth among other things that the defendants are guilty of infringement on the American copyright of the articles "Albert Galatin," by Henry Cabot Lodge; " Galveston," by Major-General Q. A. Gilmore; "Garrison, an outline of his life," by Oliver Johnson; Georgia," by Samuel A. Drake; "Horace Greeley," by Whitelaw Reid; " Alexander Hamilton," by George Shea; Lafayette," by John Bigelow; Modern History and the present distribution of North American Indians," and "Indian Territory," by Henry Garnett; was included in the volume to make it of suitable "Abraham Lincoln," by John C. Nicolay; length, had already appeared in several American "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," by Thomas newspapers. We are, dear sir, very truly yours' Davidso Maine," by Joseph L. Chamberlain; HARPER & BROTHERS.

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To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly :

SEVERAL weeks ago there appeared in your columns an erroneous interpretation of a suggestion of ours that is being reprinted in other papers to an extent that makes it necessary for us to request you to permit us to correct the error. You said:

"This [our suggestion] does not strike us as being so much to the point' as Messrs Funk & Wagnalls insist it is. Supposing the leading publishers, who honestly believe in copyright, were to sign such an agreement, what would bind those who are honestly not in favor of such a measure? No, gentlemen, there is but one wayhuman nature being still in an unregenerate state-and that is, as the Epoch tersely puts it, to have a law by which everybody shall be compelled to respect literary property without regard to its origin.'"

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6th Avenue, 22d & 23d Sts.


NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 1890. "Society as I Have Found It,"

Now on sale at 95 cents; regular price, $2.
Cyclopedia Britannica, $1.50 per volume; regular price,
$5 per volume.

[We have similar word from a leading dealer who had ordered 50 copies, also at a price higher than that at which he could buy at retail as advertised above. We are glad to print at the same time the following explicit and unequivocal statement by the Cassell Publishing Company as to their position in the matter.-ED. P. W.] NEW YORK, October 28, 1890.

To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly:

It was furthest from our intention to suggest this as a substitute for an International Copyright law; instead, we urged it as a sure way to conDEAR SIR: Please accept our thanks for alvince the public that the publishing trade in lowing us to see the proof of Messrs. Duprat & America really desired copyright, believing that Co.'s letter, complaining of the sale of the McAlthis conviction would prove a long and necessary lister book by a Sixth Avenue dry-goods house step toward the enactment of such a law. These at less than regular price. We have received words appeared in our reply in the Evening Post quite a number of similar complaints, and can to George Haven Putnam's onslaught upon us for only reply to this as we have replied to the having handled (not reprinted) the Britannica," others, that we regret exceedingly that any house this months after we had ceased taking orders for should take the course this firm has taken. We the same. We called attention to the inconsishave declined to fill any further orders from this tency of such attacks by publishing a letter from Mr. Putnam's firm, dated the day after the publica- We assure you that these books were purchased house, or to do any further business with them. tion of his letter against us. In this letter, Mr. Putnam's firm offered to supply the "International by them at precisely the same price paid by other dealers, and which was far in excess of the price Encyclopedia," which, as all know, is a reprint, for which they were sold by them. It is certainwith American additions, of "Chambers' Encyclo-ly to be deplored that any house should sell pedia," an unauthorized reprint made by that most notorious of American pirates," John B. Alden -and which is now owned and published by one of the old publishing houses." After calling attention to this and other inconsistencies on the part of "eading publishers," as Mr. Putnam rightly calls them, we used the words which you unintentionally interpreted so wrongly. Our exact language was as follows:


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"If we [the publishers] really mean copyright, there is an easy way to make people believe that we mean it. An ounce of action is worth a ton of talk. Permit us to suggest an easy, simple way for the book trade to convince the people that they really, honestly wish copyright. Let Mr. Putnam, or the League which he represents, request the signatures of the book trade to something like this: "We, the undersigned publishers and booksellers of America, pledge that we will not publish nor handle any copies of an unauthorized reprint of a foreign book made after the date of this agreement.'

"That is to the point, and easily understood. It is in the dialect of the hour. It means business. We will sign it. Will Mr. Putnam sign it? Will all of the leading publishers'? If the book trade really believes in copyright, let us cease this talk, which cannot but be wearisome in the extreme to the public, and do something that means something. Justly or otherwise, the impression is in many minds that the reason copyright does not carry in Congress is that leading publishers are at heart against it, and dig the pit into which it falls."

18 & 20 ASTOR PLACE, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1890.

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 1890.
To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly:
DEAR SIR: We enclose a card received from
Ehrich Brothers which may interest you. We
received it when we were about to order from
Cassell's twenty (20) copies, which would have
cost us $1.20 net, but now leave the book alone.
Yours truly,


goods at less than cost, particularly a book of
such prominence as Mr. McAllister's, thereby
trade of the city. Yet, as you very well know, there
working a positive injury to the entire retail
is no legal means of preventing a man from buy-
ing an article of commerce and then selling it,
if he so chooses, at half its cost. We need not
say how sincerely we regret that any one should
make use of our books for such a purpose, and
how strongly we are opposed to such action.
We have done, and will continue at all times to
do, everything in our power to prevent this.
We feel that the trade should not hold us culpa-
ble, as we are in no way responsible for this.
Such sales are never made with our consent, and,
whenever discovered, we do all we can to stop
them and to prevent their recurrence.
Yours truly,

O. M. DUNHAM, Pres.


WE regret to hear of the death, on October 19, of the wife of Arthur Harris Smythe, the wellknown bookseller of Columbus, O.

A CABLE despatch from London announces the death of Mr. Mudie, the proprietor of the London circulating library known by his name.

THE death is announced of an old and almost forgotten member of the English publishing and bookselling trades, viz., Mr. John Snow, who died recently, in London, at the age of eightythree. His business, which was in Paternoster Row, was connected mainly with Congregationalism.


THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH'S volume of short stories may be looked for at an early day, but his volume of verse, announced for this season, has been deferred until February.

THE city of Frederick, Md., is trying to raise $10,000 to build a monument in Mount Olivet Cemetery over the grave of Francis S. Key, author of "The Star Spangled Banner."


MR. ARTHUR LUMLEY, well known here and in England, as a painter and illustrator, has been blinded by cataracts, and is living in an almost helpless condition at his studio, at 1300 Broadway. He was a student at the National Academy in this city, and when the war broke out sent to the front by Frank Leslie. He illustrated an edition of "The Culprit Fay," and besides the drawings made for American periodicals, was a contributor to the London News, The Graphic and Le Monde Illustre. To help him out in his present straits, and enable him to have an operation perfo med that may restore his sight, an exhibition of paintings to be sold for his benefit is being arranged, to which the following artists have already promised to contribute : J. G. Brown, Herman Fueschel, John L. Fitch, Henry Sandham, of Boston, W. H. Dannat, of Paris, T. B. Hardy, of London, Edward Moran, Walter Goodman, William Magrath, C. C. Ward, and others. The Art Guild of New York City, of which Mr. Lumley is a member, is also interesting itself in the work.-Critic.

The Critic, in its issue for October 25, announces the result of the vote for its twenty immortelles, those twenty American women deemed "the truest representatives of what is best in cultivated American womanhood." Here is the list, with the number of votes cast for each : Harriet Beecher Stowe, 268; Frances Hodgson Burnett, 241; Mary N. Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock), 215: Julia Ward Howe, 204; Elizabeth Stewart Phelps Ward, 203; Sarah Orne Jewett, 193; Mary Mapes Dodge, 182; Constance Fenimore Woolson, 149; Edith M. Thomas, 146; Margaret Deland, 142; Adeline D. T. Whitney, 125; Celia Thaxter, 123; Amelia E. Barr, 123; Lucy Larcom, 118; Rose Terry Cooke, 104; Mary Abigail Dodge (Gail Hamilton), 102; Harriet Prescott Spofford, 97; Louise Chandler Moulton, 97: Mary E. Wilkins, 96; Blanche Willis Howard Teufel, 84. The names of the next highest twenty are also given. Mary Hallock Foote heads this list with 78 votes, and Elizabeth B. Stoddard closes it with 31. Miss Jeanette L. Gilder received 43 votes, but being one of the editors of The Critic she considered herself out of the competition.


MILWAUKEE, WIS.-Heise & Haferkorn, publishers and proprietors of the South Side Bookstore, at 274 Grove Street, have dissolved partnership, H. E. Haferkorn retiring. Mr. Paul Heise will continue the book and stationery business under the name of South Side Bookstore, and will continue the publication of the remaining portions of the "Handy Lists of Technical Literature."


STORIES by Kipling have been secured by the Atlantic, besides letters by Charles and Mary Lamb.

WALT WHITMAN has written for the November North American Review an article on Longfellow, Bryant, Emerson and Whittier.

DR. RICHARD WHEATLEY has written for the current number of Harper's Weekly an elaborate article on the Cotton Exchange, which includes a brief history of the cotton industry of the country.

A CURIOSITY in the shape of a part of Whittier's poem, "The Hero," in the embossed type used by the blind, is bound in the November Wide Awake, with the article about Dr. Howe, famous for giving eyes, ears, and a voice to blind, deaf and dumb Laura Bridgman, and the real hero of Whittier's poem.

literature is a shorthand edition of Tit-Bits, the THE most recent addition to phonographic first number of which appeared on October II It is a reprint of a portion of the longhand issue of the same date, and consists of ten pages of tion will be published monthly, the next number This edibeautifully lithographed shorthand. being due November 15.

THE New York Herald and the Toronto Mail were the successful joint bidders for the autobiography of Birchall (awaiting execution in Canada). The sale took place in jail at Woodstock, Ontario, October 25, the jailer acting as auctioneer. About fifty publishers were present. The price paid was $1700, half of which was paid down, the other half to be paid immediately after the execution to Mrs. Birchall, the prisoner's wife.

SIR EDWIN ARNOLD'S first Scribner article on

Japan will be printed in the December number, with illustrations by Robert Blum. A series on India, by James Bryce, has been arranged forthe outcome of Prof. Bryce's recent visit. Another promised Scribner series will treat of the world's great streets-Broadway, Piccadilly and Unter den Linden. The first will be "Broadway," by Richard Harding Davis, with illustrations by A. B. Frost.

THE October issue of Centralblatt für Bibliosowitz) contains an extremely interesting article thekswesen (published in Leipzig by Otto Harras

on the most recent German researches into Gu

tenberg's life and work at Mayence. The documents relating to the partnership between Fust and Gutenberg, and the action brought by Fust in order to recover the interest of six per cent. on the capital advanced by him to Gutenberg, are important and curious.

THE growing interest in ethics has created a demand for a larger and more important publication than 7he Ethical Record which is now merged in the new quarterly periodical entitled The International Journal of Ethics. Its prospectus states that it will not be the organ of any society or sect, or of any particular set of opinions. It will publish articles upon theoretical and practical ethics from the ablest writers of all schools of thought. Its Editorial Committee includes Felix Adler, New York, Stanton Coit and

WARSAW, WIS.-Charles W. Chubbuck, book- J. H. Muirhead, London, Prof. G. von Gizycki, seller and stationer, has sold out.

Berlin, Prof. Fred. Jodl, Prague, J. S. Mackenzie,

Manchester, and Josiah Royce, of Harvard University. All communications should be addressed to S. Burns Weston, 1602 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The first number has articles on the Morality of Strife, by Prof. Henry Sidgwick, of Cambridge University; The Ethics of Land Tenure, by Prof. J. B. Clark, Smith College; a criticism of Dr. Abbot's" Way Out of Agnosticism," by Prof. Royce, and Service of Ethics to Philosophy, by Win. M. Salter.


F. A. BROCKHAUS announces the approaching publication of about a dozen different catalogues of his large and important stock of second-hand books in zoology, botany, mineralogy, palæontology, classical philology and archæology, and German language and literature. Booksellers are invited to apply for copies of these catalogues.

THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY has just issued the ninth edition of its "Handbook for Readers." While intended primarily for use in the institu tion which issues it, this catalogue of bibliographies will be found a useful guide for smaller libraries, and especially for booksellers, to what they ought to have in certain branches to help them in their work. One of the most valuable features of the appendix is the list of indexes to periodicals. which covers nearly forty-seven pages. Other matters in the appendix are an account of the special libraries included in the Boston Public, and of its works of art, a chronology of the library from Vattemare's time down, and statistics of growth up to the present half million volumes. (378 p. 16°, pap., 50c.)

Catalogues of New and Second-hand Books.John W. Cadby, Springfield, Mass., Miscellane. ous. (No. 3, 16 p., 16°.)-Ch. Chadenat, 21 Quai des Grands, Augustins, Paris, France, Americana. (No. 6. Sept., Oct., 816 titles. 12°.)- E. W. Johnson, 1338 Broadway, N. Y., Good secondhand books. (No. 12. 237 titles, 8°.)-Henry Stevens & Son, 39 Great Russell Street, London, Eng., Americana. (No. 21, 16 p. 12°.)—S. H. Zahn & Co., Lancaster, Pa., Miscellaneous second-hand books. (No. 43, 233 titles, 12°.)

LITERARY AND TRADE NOTES. MR. GEO. W. SNODDY, who was formerly with Glick's Bookstore, Kansas City, Mo., is now at Laird & Lee's, 203 Jackson Street, Chicago.

THE HOME PUBLISHING COMPANY, N. Y., announces that the first edition of 60,000 copies of Archibald C. Gunter's new story, Miss Nobody

of Nowhere," will be issued at once.

RITCHIE & HULL, of the Newburg (N. Y.) Journal, have in preparation a work entitled, Newburg Historical and Descriptive;" a quarto volume, to be fully illustrated.


FUNK & WAGNALLS will publish at once General Booth's" In Darkest England, and the Way Out," noticed in our last issue. The first large edition published in London was all sold within three hours after publication.

DUPRAT & Co., New York, have just ready "Cleopatra," a study from the French of Henry Houssaye, translated by A. F. Deiren. The

book is printed on heavy laid paper, with appropriate head and tail pieces, by the De Vinne Press.

THE American Geographical Society Bulletin for October, 1890, contains a Washington letter, modestly signed "H," which is by Mr. J. H. Hickox, and contains among other much valuable matter, an interesting sketch of the Library of the United States Geological Survey.

THE FOREST AND STREAM PUBLISHING CO., New York, will issue at once the first number of a quarterly publication entitled "The Book of the Game Laws," compiled by the editor of Forest and Stream, and containing all the laws of the United States and Canada relating to game and fish.

THE last work that Prof. Austin Phelps put his hand to, just before his death, was correcting the proofs of his additions to a new edition of his most popular book, “The Still Hour"-a volume on prayer which has had a steady sale for thirty years. D. Lothrop Co. will issue this new edition speedily.

T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS have added to their twenty-five cent series of popular fiction Mrs. Southworth's favorite story,Love's Labor Won." This series now includes some of the bestselling stories of Mrs. Southworth, Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, Mrs. Hentz, Mrs. Burnett, Emile Zola,

and a number of others.

THE Dunlap Society will issue at once William Winter's biography of the late John Gilbert, illustrated with a portrait of the comedian as 'Sir Peter Teazle." The final publication of the Dunlap Society for this year will be a volume of

Occasional Addresses," edited by Mr. Laurence Hutton and Mr. William Carey, which will contain the chief of the many American poems written to be spoken at benefits and anniversaries.

THE following card will be probably the last communication addressed to the trade by our old friends, Robert Carter & Bros. :

THE Bookselling and Publishing business of Robert Carter & Brothers was established by Mr. Robert Carter, in April, 1834.

The business thus begun has been successfully carried on (distributing an immense amount of Evangelical literature) for fifty-six years, till Sept.. 1890, when it was closed. The books and stereotype plates and other material were sold at auction.

The retiring firm take this opportunity to thank their friends and customers for their kindly co-operation and patronage.

NEW YORK, October, 1890.

E. & J. B. YOUNG & Co. will receive subscriptions for the English fac-simile of the original manuscript of the "Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England." Of this interesting manuscript no duplicate exists. It was signed in 1661, and in 1662 was deposited in an ancient tower near the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey, and is now in a very good state of preservation. The fac-simile has been made through the use of photography. But the photographs had to be made within the precincts of the House of Lords, and under the eye of responsible custod'ans. The edition of the fac simile reproduction is limited to 750 copies, the price of which is $17.50 each.

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