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i43o The Publishers' Circular Nov. 15^ 1...
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE 1430 -1442 THE LAT...
St. Dunstan's House, ___ _ November 15, 1888.
rpHE approach of Christinas trade in boo...
Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston & Co. will ...
I43o The Publishers' Circular Nov. 15^ 1...
i 43 o The Publishers' Circular Nov . 15 ^ 1888 . . _ . __ __ , — - ^— * — - 1
Literary Intelligence 1430 -1442 The Lat...
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE 1430 -1442 THE LATE MR . WILLIAM BIVTNGTON .... 1431—143 B
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNTCA 1433 , 1434 NOTES AND NEWS 1434 CONTINENTAL NOTES 1435 , i 486
AMERICAN NEWS AND NOTES 1436 , 1437 ZOLA'S NOYELS ,. 1437 AN IMPOSTOR 1437
THE LONDON LITERARY SOCIETY 1437 i OBITUARY J 438 TRADE CHANGES 1438
REVIEWS , & c 1438—1442
INDEX TO BOOKS PTJBMSJffHD IN GREAT ' BBITAEN" BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1 & 15 .. 1442—1445 BOOKS PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN
FROM NOVEMBER 1 TO IS 1446—1451 AMERICAN NEW ^ OOKS 1452 , 1453 RECENT FOREIGN WORKS 1453 , 1454
iNEW BOOKS AND BOOKS I 4 ATELY PUBLISHED 1454—1470 MISCELLANEOUS 1471—1481
BUSINES 3 CARDS 1477—1479 ASSISTANTS WANTED 1480 WANT SITUATIONS 1480
BOOKS FOR SALE .. 1481
BOOKS WANTED TO PUKOBLASE 1481—1487 1
St. Dunstan's House, ___ _ November 15, 1888.
St . Dunstan ' s House , ___ _ November 15 , 1888 .
Rphe Approach Of Christinas Trade In Boo...
rpHE approach of Christinas trade in books J- supplies many curious examples of the
character of works which are assumed to be ¦ profitable * ¦ for ep - *¦ hemeral study « Sor amusement .
As a rule at this season the binders * art eclipses the authors' genius . Year after year
we look forward to fresh products in winter ' s literary field , and complete disappointment is
rarely the case ; for amidst the shoal of trifles there is always something to be found that
leaves , for a period at least , some impression on the sands of Time . What author will this
year have the honour of general public applause we cannot venture to prophesy .
The gift-book supply this year seems , so far as has been reported to us , to be in numbers
fully equal to that of past years . Something more than that may be remarked in a wider
connection , namely , that never , during the past fifty years , have so many English books
been published in a given time as recently : an average of about 450 new books and new
editions having been published during each of the past three fortnights . We ourselves are
inclined to look with amazement at such figures , and those who are outside the radius
of publishing may well be excused if they wonder where all the books go to , and what is
their ultimate end . To be sure one must remember that many
works are now classed as books which were not regarded ~ " as such in times pa •¦ - & t . Perhaps JL , some
of our readers may remember the story of the young author who had written some vigors
ously successful stories ( still favourites of the public ) , who was pleased to receive a letter of
introduction to Oarlyle . The sage received , him graciously and spoke pleasantly > of the
— « , *• rift . V young man ' s novels ; but the latter went away with a peculiar feeling of doubt when
Carlyle on parting ask ^ d b him , very kindly * when he was going to write a book' !
I \ Statistical figures give but a poor idea of
the extent of the book business . Notwithstanding the just outcry against unwholesome
literature , the adherents of purity in letters would be pleased as well as amazed on hearing
of the vast a . quantity of sound healthy books —' which find their way to English hearths and
homes about this season of the year . Our next issue will contain a full account of the best of
those books . We hope to be able to say that in excellence they equal , if they do not
surpass , their predecessors . lOH -
Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Will ...
Messrs . Sampson Low , Marston & Co . will publish almost immediately ' Men and
Measures of Half a Century / by Hugh McCulloch . Mr . McCulloch was secretary of
the Treasury during the administrations of Presidents Lincoln , Johnson , and Arthur .
His * sketches and commentsare printed in a volume of five or six hundred pageslarge
octavo . In it the great political measures , , and the famous men associated with themare
' treated '* > ^ in tf a manner alike * ^ ia Oi pungent and judicial mt ^ a , am . Mr . McCulloch had the control of the finances
of the United States at the most critical period of their history . In * Men and Measures ' he
, treats * at length ^ B . ^ B of ^^ B the ^ B Free ^^ V ^^ M Trade flP ^ W ^ A ^^ K question > Mt , and points out the comparative effects of their
respective tariffs on the trade and shipping of the United States and the United Kingdom .
Part of the volume is devoted to an account of Mr . McCulloch ' s visit to Englandand his
impressions A A of ^^ . t . Eng ^ land ttol ^ a ^ ' s public ^_ ^_ ^ , men , ; but . ^— . perhaps h ¦ the most ¦ i interesting 1 ik portion h of hh all ¦ is
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the the social throne j distinctions downwards . which prevail in it from
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Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890), Nov. 15, 1888, page 1430, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/pc/issues/tec_15111888/page/4/