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The Fourth International Black and White Exhibition will be "held ' at- Paris under the
presidency of M . > Eugene Guillaume , in the pavilion — of the City f of Paris (\ Champs X -Elys «/ 6 es . / ) ,
and will comprise five sections , viz .: Illustrated Newspapers , Drawings , Engravings , Water
Colour Paintings and Pastels , Educational and Industrial Drawings . The Exhibition
will be open from October 1 to November 30 . M . Emile Ollivier hopes to finish his
great work on the War of 1870 L in about three months . He is waiting the completion of
Von Sybel's ' History of the Foundation of German Unity' which is compiled from
Prussian official , despatches and communications — made by Prince Bismarck . M . _ Ollivier
expects to have many refutations to make . ' The Serpent Xin Paradise' is the title of
the new novel of Sacher-Masoch which will shortly be published by J . Bensheimer , of
Mannheim . It is a serio-comic story of modern Russian life and manners .
R Sept. L, 1890 The Publishers' Girculai...
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IX . —MR CHARLES HIGHAM . The bookselling cf trade is composed of many
- a . % i branches , and some of its ablest representatives are men who have confined their labours to a
particular ciass of book . Such a bookseller is Mr . Charles Highamhis special line being
old and recent publications , in demand among the clergy Ot / and ministers of all denominations .
He deals in nothing fanciful , confining himself wisely to the every v -day % i -work —book of the
minister . Mr . Higham is a comparatively young manand thoroughly up to date in
his ideas of , business management . Though possessing a keen appreciation of books as
books , he is yet fully alive to their commercial value , and only collects » uch as are useful and
saleable . Of theses his closely packed floors and basement contain nigh a quarter of a
million numbere . d The ' , 27 a premises Farringdon now Street occup , and ied the are
record Higham of informed the house our representative is interesting that . Mr Mr . . "
R . D . Dickinson established the business in 1862 at 19 Farringdon Street .
4 In 1869 , ' continued Mr . Higham , 'I went to Mr . Dickinson as an assistant , but with
a This view I to did purchasing in 1870 . a share The in firs the t catalogue business .
issued by the firm appeared in September 1870 and this announcement appeared in it :
, his ** R . customers D . Dickinson and begs the public respectfull generall y to y inform that
he has taken into partnership his late assistant , Mr rurtner . Charles Higham . " The announcemQnt
politan further stated stated improvements that that , the the in progress tirn connection orr « Hs or of the the with metro mfitro the --Holborn Viaduct 4 necessitated the demolition JIAJ V ^ AA
VVA < * T JLAIX * . V * V ^ * J MM , V ^ KS *~ ShJKJ M , Vl « UVUL U 1 AV ^ - * X ^ . VAVJIA stre St <> f reet the et , firm and anrl ' s Mes Mft prem » srs ar « i . Dickinson T , No * kiriRon . 92 & Ar Farring , TTitrham Higham don
would , therefore shortly remove to No . 59 Old Bailey 4 We , Lud actuall gate y Hill , went . there / added Mr .
time * iignam , and , then ' but moved only stayed to 73 Farring for a don very Street short ,
just opposite our present address . After three years at No . 73 , we took a long lease of these , premisesand I have still - - — got - twenty _ -. — years
to ^ run . , About eight or nine ^ y years ago ^ ^ j the partnership was severed , and I have carried on
the business ever since . ' ' How long have you been bookselling ] * 'I have been laid out for this business
since I was twelve years old . When I was twelve my father took a book-shop Aat
Faversham in Kent , and that fixed my position in life . I remember he asked me if I should like to be a booksellerand when I said " Yes" he
told me he had taken , the business at Favers , - ham . But upon leaving schoolI went into
my fathers printing and bookbinding , business , and worked a year V in each depart Xment . Then
I 1862 came . to I Simp stopped kin ' s there ; that five was years November fin the 4 ,
country department XX ; then I went V to , David — Nutt — _ 's for two _ .. _ years ^ _ , and _ that — brings _ _ _ me up . _ j-
to ' 69 1 Now , when what I came about to your Mr . present Dickinson special ' s . ' line
of bookselling 4 Well , 7 the ?' staple •/ of this JL business A is the
supply of , sermons , either in the raw material or — the _ manufactured _ _ _ article _ . B ^ y-the-b ^ ye _ ,
the " Church , Congress Guide " contains something concerning me . If you care to read it ,
here it is : ' For upwards of a quarter of a century the
and establishment for many years in Farring past identified Street with , Londo the , name now of Mr . Charles Higham , has enjoyed a
well-demost served varied notoriety stock as of possessing volumes of the sermons largest , expo and - sitions , commentaries , concordances , lexicons , and
other Higham imp ' s lements catalogues of , the published clerical at craft frequent . Mr . intervals , are sent to customers in all parts
of the world . These lists comprise , usually , new as books others k offered ak ¦ in JL second # at great -hand j l y reduced condition % - «^ jb ¦ prices « . ¦ Visitors i , ^» as > well to b
^ S \ l - ^ W ^ , J % J | A ^^ P ^ . ^ ^ A ^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ t ra m ** ^^^ - ^ ^^ ^^^ ^ . ^ a . a ^^ *^ - ^ ^ v * •« ^^ ^^ . n >^ - ' ^^ viding the Churc themselves h Congress with have one an of opportunity these catalogues of pro- ,
and thus of testing the accuracy of the foregoing remarks . Mr . Higham then exhibited his set of bound
ca business talogues showed , and , in that proof while of the the growth first was of onl his y
half an , inch thick the last bound volume was « about J « 0 ^ 7 - \^ XJ * \ M two * ¥ » \ inches « , * A m » ^ rf ^ wr across »^» ^^ < a . -v ^ »»* f . * the * # « « * - ' back " » » «^— w — — . . » Said ^^ » - — - — he — ~ m j _» y ^^ ¦ ,
' Our current catalogue is No , 205 , and we never publish less than one a month . '
' Has the firm done much in publishing % ' * Nowe never did a great dealbut we
went in , for one big speculation , and that , was the Hexaglot Bible ; it was a big workand is
somewhat of a standard one . Our other , publications have been mostly volumes of sermons
and importations from America . My publishing is now a small item , and I intend to make
it even 4 Do less . ' do much in new books % ' you
iven * No more more than than 20 I can hel cent p , and discount I have never . A g circular which I have per recently , sent out will
give some idea of my views on this subject . It runs thus : —
Hitherto I have , from time to time—studying
my customers convenience—executed tneir kind
Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890), Sept. 1, 1890, page 1065, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/pc/issues/tec_01091890/page/9/