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Boofij^E Lle^ Of To-Daip -
Baines Baines , was in thoroug Paternoster hly well Row known . The at that firm time of .
I was there for fifteen years , and then went to Fletcher ' s , of Southampton , as manager of his
second-hand business . I only stayed there about twelve monthsand then came back to p ^ p ^ pB pK _ p ^ pb p ^ pB ^ p ^ p ^ Ph A p »» , pppph ^ pppbi A pk pA p ^ ^ p *
London to Mr . David Nutt ' s , the foreign bookseller in the Strand . I attended to his English PPPPPPPP department " ^ PP PPPIM and Pf remained pppppppppp ^ PPP > P ^ there JPI for P l
fifteen 1 1 W ^ m" ^ " ^ " ^»^ 1 HP * ^ pr ^^ pppr ^ pp * PHP >^ ' ^ pp ^^ , H I ^ Pp >^ PP » ^ PP ^ V P * " ^ ^^^ ^¦ ' ^^ P ™ - ^^ " ^ P »^ P" ^ P— ^ P »^» ^ P ^ " ^ P— " —^ - ^^ ' You years then . commenced for yourself ?'
' Yes . I left Mr . Nutt in 1862 , and took the premises J . at 73 FarringOdon Street . This
street has assumed a far different aspect from what it bore then . I Relieve the premises I
took had been used as a baked potato shop . Mr . Higham joined me in the business about
1863 or 1864 , and soon after that the house we then occupXied was taken down for the Holborn
Valley improvement . We shifted to the corner of Stonecutter Street , but afterwards moved again to the old Fire — Brigade — Station . at
^ -j - _ _ 27 Farring y don Street . ' ^^ * What was 1 the date of your dissolution of
partnership ?' * In September 1876 Mr . Higham taking
over the books X elling and , I the publishing CP . In order to allow Mr . Higham to consolidate his
business , I continued my publishing quietly on 1 the first floor of No . 27 . '
Which were your principal works as a publisher 1 ' * I produced Trapp ' s CommentarySpencer ' s
" Storehouse ^^ M _ X pB of Similes ^ V ^« pk AX pK *¦ " the . ppk series m . / of 7 , Diction ^ pipbpk X _ - aries which includes the , " Dictionary of
Illustration , " and the "Homiletic Encyclopaedia . " The latter has been a great successand at
least twelve thousand copies of each of , these books have been sold . Besides these , I have
published a Preacher ' s Homiletical Commentary on the Old Testament , which runs into
nearl nearly v thirty thirtv volumes volumes . The Th « last last volume volume has lma yet heav to y f be outlay published t ; but . I This hope ¦ , of £ o cours recoup — e , means myself — W — a
^ J £ for the cost as soon as the work is completed ^ . Then I have brought out a series of American
Philli sermons ps , Brook including s , and those Henry of Dr Ward . Talm Beecher age , Dr . .
I was the first to publish the celebrated " Monday 1 Boston Lectures , " by «» Josep h Cook . '
Mr . . ' Dickinson What about 1 ' the taking of these premises , ' WellI had a small freehold hereand I
made arrangements , with the City Corpora , tion to buy some adjoining land , and then built the
suit present the house convenience . It was of constructed i i my i bookselling h speciall ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦— trad y to e Pl
and I have every — — — - reason - — — to ^— be r - ™~ thankful —^ r pi ¦ ¦ W—^ T ^ PP ^ P"" ™™ " ^ P ^ f ^ k for ^^ P" ^ ^ PJ *^ P" the ° " *^^ ^^ , M amount — of — success P ¦ ™~ ¦ '"¦¦ ' ~ r that *^ " PPPP PPPI wPP has PPP > PP » P »~ PVW attended PW P PJPPPP > Hfc fcP the tF 14 " ^^ ^^ ^^ ^ ° " ™ ^ ^ ^^* ^ . *^^ ^^^ . * . ^ p ^^ pjpF ^^^ . ^^^^ ^^^^
venture . ' 'Then you have stood by the theological
line all through 1 ' * YesI picked it up when with Mr .
Richard , Baines and have stuck to it . I have , as you will seea - ^ -v very large stock of theological
books ^ m 4 What . ' iMtwwav about WVPVV - ^ _ ** , remainders A . «/ — - a >« _ g t « AAAVftVA Vw —m W . P & ^^ P ^ ? - ^ ^« ' ¦ » - ^^ - . W ^ ^» 4 * ¦ M ^ p » ^ p ^ *«« - ^ p » MtK ¦ * ^ Pf ' ^ * 1 * V
" Thirt 'My Thousand » largest - » *>• - ^** purchase ¦** Thoughts & i VM in " that The Jft . AAV way title VAU was was
afterwards •—— " »""• "y ^ . altered w w » pv »»« to *« VM "Treasury A . . of Reli VA gious f f UP ThoWht . " It is a six-volume book , and wo
^^^^^^^^^ have sold thirteen hundred sets in a little over eighteen months . I have also just issued the
well Tri FTl glot ^ / Bible T ** -T I in two J volumes 1 . It TT i is sellincr - 8
'Have you any special opinion upon the discount system 1 ' I think ininK the tne discount discount troubl irouoie e is is entirpl entirelv
owing to the action of the wholesale trade . as They they supp do l the y retail trade customers instead of at sticking the same to price the
, ten or fifteen tf ~ fe As per cent , for rt retail I ^ customers . PersonallyI have always sold at as small a
profit as possible , , considering that the half loaf was -- better - than no bread . As - to - new /
it books almost , I get always them leads when to other they business are wanted — . ' ^ m , .- as TV
prietor X * By , I the think by , ?' you are a newspaper
prowhich 'In has 1872 proved 1 started a great the success Christian . I A still ge ,
retain a considerable x interest c ^ in that business . ' Our representative then went over the
packed extensive and premises also several , finding upper a basement rooms . closely ' We have likewise warehouses full' added
Mr . Dickinson'besides the stock , at the printers . You , may add that my second son
Arthur A Dickinson , is now an active i / worker ,
with me /
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Grievances Of Retail Newsagents.
GRIEVANCES OF RETAIL NEWSAGENTS .
To the Editor of the Publishers' Cikculab . Dear Sir—I am glad to see that the retail
newsagents are , protesting against the very frequent ^_ _ _ __ _ _ _ — _^ ^ supp __ ___ —^ __ lements — — —— — —~ — — or — — insides — ^ — ~ — — — to — _ the - _ daily
papers for that the are extra issued trouble , without and some recom in - pense x expense x
which In my they case involve —a seaport newsagents town . —I have to catch ttmi excursion and passenger pp ^^ BK steamers and
trains mail ¦ ^ pP « VV ^ r ^^ «» boats ^ m ^ so P" p ^ ^ p » ^ that kf ^ , ^ m *^ which pF « p » ^ p ^ ¦« there ^ Ph ^* W pbpw sail - pi PH is > Pfci in m barel * r ^ Pf W ** connection - ^^ p— -m ^ ^ p « time TPapr ^ p- ¦^ p' ph pp ^ to — with " ¦ ' ^ do ' ^ any ^ the
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which have to be foldedand thus cause delay . to cal 1 am ¦ l >¦• in * k compelled the 4 ¦¦¦ aid ¦» of , some on these , of ¦ my " extra printing -sheet days office ,
staff W ^ ^ p »»^ r « which . m . m , v * ^^ is •» a . ^ a ^^ decided ^ - * " ^ m » » - ^ ^«^ loss ^ - ^ ^ to me m ~ oth 1— erwise my customers , worry and tease in a , most
disagreeable manner . reduction JL V \ A VIVVAV I think / AJl of V M when . HIV at least Jl V this ( . «« J V Id JK extra . W . * per |^ W . > . sheet quire V- | V «* . * . ^ - ' is should - *—— g i ven , be a
made to the retailer to help to pay the already too There JL heavy XM . KJX O carriag is XO another CfcA . lVSU e on llV 7 A . newspapers matter XM-lCMiVVKsM . which » f JIAA . ^»* w calls ^ -- —for - that ii i
the serious consideration of the trade - is very , the heavy small —& profit d . papers allowed . Their on the heaviness heavy is - increased bexceedinglwell \ jaa- - ^ j * a ) j ing
tadvertisements luviicaacu . y jf Therefore ^ a ^ oovajlii ^ ijt y I *» think pay the »»*> papers discount should be . supp It is lied well to known the , retailers that some at of a larger these cost i ot
papers nanftrs pay nav fabulous fabiiloiia dividends dividends , . The me cu » . ^ production cheaper is much ) and less yet than they formerly maintain ( pap 61 to "
the was trade never the old terms , . If the trade will use their influence in this matter I think
something I hope beneficial otner agents should will bei the continue result to . ^ P ^ Ja
Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890), Sept. 15, 1890, page 1120, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/pc/issues/tec_15091890/page/10/