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VOL. XXXIII., No. 3. NEW YORK, January 21, 1888.
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California of the South:
ITS PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, RESOURCES, ROUTES OF TRAVEL, AND
Southern California is the new golden Hesperides toward which invalids seeking for health, cultivators looking
The Memoirs of an Arabian Princess.
By EMILY REUTE, née Princess of Oman and Zanzibar. Translated from the German. 12mo,
"The author of this amusing autobiography is a real princess, half-sister to the Sultan of Zanzibar, who some
The Nun's Curse.
A NOVEL. By Mrs. J. H. RIDDELL, author of "Miss Gascoigne," etc.
12mo, paper, 50 cents.
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INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT: PROS AND CONS (editorial)
RECENT COPYRIGHT LITERATURE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, compiled by Thorvald Solberg
COPYRIGHT LAW OF THE UNITED STATES.........
THE HENRY CLAY COPYRIGHT REPORT and Bill.
THE AMERICAN COPYRIGHT LEAGUE (with prefatory letter by G. P. Lathrop)
AN OPEN LETTER TO READERS OF BOOKS: Address of the Am. Copyright League,
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND ON INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT..
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INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND.
ADDRESS [To Booksellers] of the Am. PUBLISHERS' COPYRIGHT LEAGUE, January, 1887.
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MARK TWAIN ON COPYRIGHT..........
WILL COPYRIGht Reform RAISE THE PRICE OF BOOKS? by Brander Matthews..
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WEEKLY RECORD OF NEW
The abbreviations are usually self-explanatory. c. after the date indicates that the book is copyrighted; if the copyright date differs from the imprint date, the year of copyright is added. Books of foreign origin of which the edition (annotated, illustrated, etc.) is entered as copyright, are marked c. ed.; translations, c. tr.
A colon after initial designates the most usual given name, as: A: Augustus; B: Benjamin; C: Charles: D: David; E: Edward; F: Frederic; G: George; H: Henry; I: Isaac; J: John; L: Louis; N: Nicholas; P; Peter; R: Richard; S: Samuel; T: Thomas; W: William.
Sizes are designated as follows: F. (folio: over 30 centimeters high); (Q. 4to: under 30 cm.); O. (8vo: 25cm.); D. (12m0: 20 cm.); S. (16mo: 171⁄2 cm.); T. (24m0: 15 cm.); Tt. (32m0:121⁄2 cm.); Fe. (48mo: 10 cm.). Sq., obl., nar., designate square, oblong, narrow books of these heights. Aimard, Gustave. The Indian scout: a story. N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [1888.] 128 p. D. (Lovell's lib., no. 1098.) pap., 10 c. Aimard, Gustave. The prairie flower: a tale. N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [1888.] 125 p. D. (Lovell's lib., no. 1089.) pap., 10 c. *American Gynecological Soc. Transactions, v. 12, being the proceedings of the 12th annual meeting of the American Gynecological Soc., held in N. Y., Sep. 13, 14, 15, '87. N. Y., Appleton, 1888. 512 p., O. cl., $5.
Binet, Alfred, and Féré, C: Animal magnetism. N. Y., Appleton, 1888. 5+378 p. D. (International scientific ser., no. 59.) cl., $1.50.
The authors do not present this as a "didactic" treatise on animal magnetism and hypnotism. They consider it still premature to write such a work. This work only aims at giving an account of special researches which, notwithstanding their number and variety, "will not," they believe, "justify general conclusions on the question." The researches were made in the French hospital of Salpêtrière, in accordance with the method inaugurated by M. Charcot, the chief of the school. *Bingham, Hon. D. The bastille.
Scribner & Welford, 1888. 2 v., 986 p. il. O.
A practical novel of the present day. It turns on the benefits of life insurance, and shows how, through the foresight of a father, a worthy family was saved from pauperism and its attendant evils. The scene is laid in a Pennsylvania coal mining region. A collier is the hero, and a collier's daughter the heroine.
Craik, Mrs. Dinah Maria, [formerly Miss Mulock.] Young Mrs. Jardine. N. Y., G: Munro, * [1888.] 244 p. D. (Seaside lib., pocket ed., no. 1053.) pap., 20 c.
*Cross, C. F., and Bevan, E. J. A text-book of paper-making. N. Y., E. & F. N. Spon, 1888. 244 p. il. O. cl., $4.
Dabney, Rob. L., D.D. The sensualistic philos-
Ebers, Georg. The bride of the Nile: tr. by
2 pts. Pt. I. N. Y., G: Munro, 1888. c. '87.
*Ebers, Georg. An Egyptian princess: an
Bolles, Albert S. The national bank act, and its judicial meaning; with an appendix. N. Y., Homans Pub. Co., 1888. C. 17+375 p. O. cl., $3; shp., $3.75.
Contains nineteen chapters, which treat of the powers of the Comptroller, organization, conversion, and beginning of National Banking Associations, their extension, powers, directors, shareholders, increase and reduction of capital, duties of banks as public depositories, regulation concerning their circulations, interest, criminal offences, preferences, dissolution and receivership, examination and reports, taxation and other matters. All the cases which show the meaning of the National Bank Act are noticed. With an appendix containing official instructions and rules relating to the formation and management of National Banks, United States bonds, and the issue and redemption of coins and currency. *Buck, Dan. Dana, D.D. The law and limitation of our Lord's miracles: a semi-centen
nial discourse. N. Y., Phillips & Hunt, 1888. Fleming, Geraldine. Wild Margaret. N. Y., Norman L. Munro, [1888.] 76 p. S. cl., 20 c.; pap., 12 c. 285 p. D. (Munro's lib., no. 805.) pap., 20 c.
Cameron, G: F: Lyrics on freedom, love, and death; ed. by C: J. Cameron. Bost., Alexander Moore, 1887. C. 16+296 p.. por. O. cl., $1.50.
The work of a prominent Canadian poet who died in 1885; that he was a graceful writer is evinced by many of his shorter poems; was for a long time editor of the Kingston News. *Chaucer, Geoffrey. Canterbury tales; ed. by Alfred W. Pollard. N. Y., Scribner & Welford, 1888. 2 v., 506 p. O. cl., $4. Clodfelter, N. J. Snatched from the poorhouse; a young girl's life history. Phil., T. B. Peterson & Bros., [1888.] c. 18-272 p. sq. S. pap., 50 c.
Fenn, G: Manville. The story of Antony Grace; il. by Gordon Browne. N. Y., Appleton, 1888. 4+321 p. S. pap., 50 c.
The hero is a little boy of eleven when the story opens. Death has suddenly deprived him of his father and mother, and reckless speculation and a rascally lawyer of every penny his parents once possessed. Poor Anthony is taken charge of by the lawyer, and forced to live in his house through two miserable years. Then he runs away from hard blows and poor food and makes his way to London. The reader follows him here through many experiences till he is a grown man and married to one who as a little girl had once stood his friend. The characters and scenes are mostly from middle-class life
Gilman, D. C. A plea for the training of the hand; [also,] Manual training and the public school, by H. H. Belfield; ed. by Nicholas Murray Butler. N. Y., Industrial Education Assoc., 1888. C. 24 p. O. (Monographs of the Industrial Education Assoc., v. I, no. I.) pap., 20 c.
The initial volume of a number of little monographs on industrial education to be issued every two months by the Industrial Education Assoc.
Gilman, Wenona. General utility; or, the trials of Manon the actress. N. Y., Norman L. Munro, [1888.] c. '87. 224 p. D. (Munro's lib., no. 807.) pap., 20 c.
Grice, Julia F. Leprous spots; a prayer for our nation: [a poem.] Phil., [Presb. Bd. of Pub.,] 1888. 5 p. obl. Fe. ribbon-tied, pap,, 25 c. Harris, Amanda B. American authors for young
*In this list, the titles generally are verbatim transcriptions (according to the rule of the American Library Association) from books received. Books not received are indicated by a prefixed asterisk and this office cannot be held responsible for the correctness of their record.
folks. Bost., D. Lothrop Co., [1888.] c. '87. 8-280 p. D. cl., $1.
All lovers of books have a natural curiosity to know something about their writers, and the better the books the keener the curiosity. Miss Harris has written the various chapters of this volume with a full appreciation of the fact. She tells us about the earlier group of American writers, Irving, Cooper, Prescott, Emerson, and Hawthorne, all of whom are gone, and also of some of those who came later, among them the Cary sisters, Thoreau, Lowell, Helen Hunt, Donald G. Mitchell, and others.
Havergal, Maria V. G. Autobiography; with journals and letters; ed. by her sister J. Miriam Crane. N. Y., A. D. F. Randolph & Co., 1887. 4+336 p. por. D. cl., $1.50.
The subject of this volume was the sister of Frances Ridley Havergal, and the writer of the "Memorials" in her memory. It is fitting her beautiful and useful life should be told also, as it is fully and sympathetically by another sister, J. Miriam Crane. Some of her verses com
plete the work. They have the same grace and purity
as those of her more famous sisters.
Hector, Mrs. Annie F., ["Mrs. Alexander," pseud.] Mona's choice. N. Y., H: Holt & Co., 1888. 270 p. S. (Leisure hour ser., no. 211.) cl., $1; pap.. 25 c.
Before "Mona makes a final choice of which of two men she shall marry, she goes through quite a number of adventures. She had intended to marry Leslie Waring for his money to please her old grandmother, but her grandmother's sudden death gives her an opportunity to break this engagement. After some experience of poverty and a struggling life in London, she meets an old Scotch uncle she had never known before, who is good and loving to her and takes her back to his home. Here the two men who fancy her meet her again, and after a struggle all round her fate is decided. As in all "Mrs. Alexander's" works, the plot is subordinate to the clever conversations and graphic descriptions.
Hector, Mrs. Annie F. [Mrs Alexander," pseud.] Mona's choice. N. Y., J: W. Lovell Co., [1888.] 270 p. D. (Lovell's lib., no. 1105.)
pap., 20 c.
*Hubbell, J. H., ed. Hubbell's legal directory for lawyers and business men; containing the names of one or more of the leading and most reliable attorneys in nearly three thousand cities and towns in the United States and Canada a synopsis of the collection laws of each State and Canada, with instructions for taking depositions, etc., and times for holding courts in U. S. and territories for the year commencing Oct. 1, 1887. 18th year. N. Y., Hubbell Legal Directory Co., [1888.] 1200 p. O. shp., $5. *Hugo, Victor. Dramatic works; tr. by Mrs. Newton Crosland and F. L. Slous. N. Y., Scribner and Welford, 1888. 430 p. D. (Bohn's lib.) cl., $1.40. Huxley, T: H., and Allen, Grant. A half-century of science. N. Y., J. Fitzgerald, [1888.] 45 p. O. (Humboldt lib., no. 96.) pap., 15 c. *Janvier, T: A. The Mexican guide. New ed. for 1888. N. Y., C: Scribner's Sons, 1888. maps and plans, S. leath., net, $2.50.
Johnston, R: M. Mr. Absalom Billingslea and other Georgia folk. N. Y., Harper, 1888. c. '87. 7+414 p. il. S. cl., $1.25.
Short stories by the author of the "Dukesborough Tales," each aiming to illustrate some phases of oldtime rural life in middle Georgia. The author says he has also "tried to show how superior was the character to what might have been expected from the dialect of the people.' "These sketches have all appeared in the leading magazines. A few of the titles are "The brief embarrassment of Mr. Iverson Blount," "Martha Reid's lovers,"
"Dr. Hinson's degree," "The hotel experience of Mr.
Pink Fluker," etc., etc.
*Keil, C: F: Manual of Biblical archæology. V. i. N. Y., Scribner & Welford, 1888. 482 p. O. cl., $3.
Kinney, Coates. Lyrics of the ideal and the real. Cin., Rob. Clarke Co., [1888.] c. '87. 140 p. D. cl., $1.50.
A collection of short poems.
*Knox, J: Jay. United States notes: a history of the various issues of paper money by the government of the United States. New cheaper ed. N. Y., C: Scribner's Sons, 1888. D. cl., $1.50. Lea, H: C. History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages. In 3 v. V. 2. N. Y., Harper 1888. c. '87. 10+584 p. O. cl., $3.
Treats of the Inquisition in the several lands of Christendom-Languedoc, France, the Spanish Peninsula, Italy, and Germany. Chapter 5 deals of the Slavic Cathari, and chapters 7 and 8 treat of the movement in Bohemia, and of Wickliff and Huss and their followers. See also notice of first volume, P. W., Dec. 10, '87, no. 828. *Leech, J: Pictures of life and character from the collection of Mr. Punch. N. Y., Scribner & Welford, 1888. 400 p. il. Q. cl., $10. Longley, Elias. Writing exercises for gaining speed in phonography, adapted to all styles. Cin., Rob. Clarke & Co., 1888. 64 p. O. pap.. 25 c.
Lover, S: Handy Andy: a tale of Irish life. N. Y., M. J. Ivers & Co., [1888.] 361 p.*D. (Amer. ser., no. 59.) pap., 25 c.
McCarthy, Justin. Ireland's cause in England's Parliament; with preface by J: Boyle O'Reilly. Bost., Ticknor & Co., 1888. c. '87. 6+132 p. D. pap.,35 c.; cl., 50 c.
Justin McCarthy's object in writing this book is to make clear to Americans what is the destinct national
cause which the Irish parliamentary party represent in the English Parliament, and why Ireland should have a national cause to plead there. He describes the methods her representatives have adopted in order to accomplish that success, and also the forces of opposition to the Irish cause, as well as the forces that are friendly
MacClean, E: Anderson.
Mac's dictionary of market values of books, etc. [New ed.] N. Y., Book Information Agency, 109 E. 9th St., 1888. Q. bds., $2.
Contains twenty-three printed pages, and enough matter inserted in scrap-book fashion to make seven pages more, giving information concerning the market values of books, bibliographical talks, and squibs on every imaginable bookish subject.
*McDermott, F: The life and work of Joseph Firbank, railway contractor. N. Y., Longmans, Green & Co., 1888. 8+144 p. D. cl., $2. Macdonald, G: Home again. N. Y., Appleton, 1888. 4+313 p. S. pap., 50 c.
A novel with a purpose, by the author of " Malcolm," "Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood," etc. It is based upon the experience of a young Englishman raised to a farmer's life who fancies he is a great poet. He goes to London, but failing to receive recognition as a poet becomes a reviewer. That one cannot be false to one's self, even in the capacity of literary hack, without deteriorating, is shown in young Walter's life.
Macdonald, G: Poems; selected by V. D. S. and C. F. N. Y., E. P. Dutton & Co., 1887. 15+207 p. por. T. cl., $1.25.
Mr. Macdonald is best known as the writer of a number of novels strongly religious in tone. At intervals however, between 1855 and 1868, four volumes of his poetry were published in England; but as American readers have had scant opportunity of becoming acquainted with his verse, it was thought that a volume which should include his best work and collect for the first time the charming poems scattered through the novels would be welcome to many.
O'Brien, W: O'Hara's mission; or, hope on, hope ever. N. Y., Norman L. Munro, 1888. c. '87. 233 p. D. (Munro's lib., no. 806.) pap.,
Patton, Jacob Harris. Natural resources of the