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BOOK PRODUCTION IN 1905.
INDEX AND CATALOGUE.
The titles for all classes are indexed to December 30, 1905. The entries are indexed on cards by names of proprietors and titles. The total catalogue cards for the calendar year 1905 number 186,413, and these are added to the general alphabetical index, now containing about 1,278,404 cards.
Of the cards added to the general index of copyright entries during the year 7090 were for books and were supplied by the Catalogue Division of the Library of Congress. The great and steady growth of this card index is shown at a glance by a comparison of the number of cards added during the last five years: 1901-122,007; 1902-146,317; 1903— 163,226; 1904-174,164; 1905-186,413. The total number of cards in the index is now considerably over one million, and at the present rate of increase every five years or so a million additional cards will be added.
"CATALOGUE OF TITLE ENTRIES."
Four quarterly volumes of 13 numbers each were published, containing 5421 pages of octavo print.
The volumes of the Catalogue of Title Entries now printed are as follows: July 1, 1891, to December 31, 1897, 13 semi-annual volumes; January, 1898, to December, 1905, 32 quarterly volumes, or 45 volumes in all, of which the last twenty are provided with quarterly indexes.
Catalogued, Stamped, and Credited, as follows: Class A. Books: (a) Books and pamphlets, to De
cember 30, 1905.
(b) Booklets, leaflets, etc., to December 26, 1905.
(c) Periodical contributions, to De-
B. Periodicals, to December 30, 1905.
July 1, 1897, to June 30, 1898. $36,440.00
The appropriations for 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, and the first half of the fiscal year 1906 include the sum of $25,740 to be used in
D. Dramatic compositions, to December 26, bringing up the arrears of work prior to July
BOOK PRODUCTION IN 1905.
and these articles therefore represent an annual acquisition of property to the value of many thousands of dollars.
The deposited articles for the last five calendar years were as follows: 1901, 161,980; 1902, 173,234; 1903, 180,527; 1904, 192,528; 1905, 213,498; total, 921,767.
Of these articles one copy is sent for the use of the public to the Reading Room, the Law Library, the Division of Maps, the Prints Division, or the Music Division, while the other is filed in the Copyright Office. This latter collection now contains 1,508,707 publications received under the operation of the copyright laws from July 10, 1870, to December 30, 1905, including 177,939 books, 287,997 pam
phlets and leaflets, 13,449 dramas, 347,395 musical compositions, 32,895 maps and charts, 803 atlases, 54,448 chromos and lithographs, 184,487 photographs and stereograms, and 113,091 engravings.
The total number of registrations made in the Copyright Office from July 10, 1870, (the date of the first registration,) to December 30, 1905, thirty-five and a half years, is 1,686,589, while the total applied fees for these entries amount to $1,216,786.81. Of this amount $652,012.81 was reported for copyright fees for the twenty-seven years from July 10, 1870, to June 30, 1897, and $564,774 for the applied fees for the last eight and one-half years from July 1, 1897, to December 30, 1905.
tariff question political books would be few indeed."
The analytical table prepared by The Publishers' Circular makes the following showing by classes:
Educational, Classical, and Philologi-
THE total number of books reported by the London Publishers' Circular during 1905 is almost the same as in 1904-only four score fewer. "The number of theological books," according to our English contemporary, "in spite of a fall of thirty in November, shows an increase on the year, due more to Francis of Assisi, Thomas à Kempis, and other devotional authors, than to Torrey and Alexander or Church and Education. The number of educational works is a hundred down, so is that of political and commercial books Theology, Sermons, Biblical, etc.... and of reprinted novels. The issue of new novels is almost to a unit the same as last year (1731-1733). The number of law books reported is practically unchanged, so is that of books on the arts and sciences, and that of biographical and historical works. In belles-lettres [the Publishers' Circular's] previous table showed a falling off of nearly a hundred, but this table shows an increase of one hundred and sixty-one. A slight increase is shown in books on journeyings and geography, poetry books and dramatic works, year books and serials, medical and surgical works. But for Africa and for the
Novels, Tales, and Juvenile Works
Arts, Sciences, and Illustrated Works.
History, Biography, etc.........
Year-Books and Serials in Volumes..
Belles-Lettres, Essays, Monographs,
Miscellaneous, including Pamphlets,
lications it would be safe to deduct between 2000 and 3000 titles. Last year the difference between the records of the Bibliographie de la France, the official booktrade journal which records all printed matter without regard to its merits as literature, and those of the Bureau of the Ministry of the Interior, which takes cognizance of only the more stable element in French booktrade
production, amounted to exactly 2858 titles.
A. L. A.
Adams, C: L
Advocate Pr. Co.
Alexander, S. H.
Allen, L. & S.
Allen, O. P.
Allyn & B.
Am. Acad. Pol. Sci.
DIRECTORY OF PUBLISHERS
Issuing Books in 1905.
American Library Association Pub. Board....10% Beacon St., Boston
Acme Publishing Co..
Acme Publishing Co..
.281 Fourth Ave., New York.
Adam, George (San Francisco News Co.).
Alabama Historical Society.
Alexander & Co..
Allen, Orrin Peer.
Allyn & Bacon..
Altemus, Henry, Co..
...Oak Park, Ill. Morgantown, W. Va. Seattle, Wash. .San Francisco.
.286 Boylston St., Boston.
Washington, D. C.
Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Berrien Springs, Mich
.378-388 Wabash Ave., Chicago.
.200 Broadway, New York. .84 Bible House, New York. .214 Washington St., Boston. Madison, Wis.
.311 Jackson St., St. Paul, Minn. ..Annapolis, Md.
.452 Fulton St., Troy, N. Y. .1211-1213 Clover St., Philadelphia. .Palmer, Mass.
..172 Tremont St., Boston. 507-513 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Science.....Station B, Philadelphia. .440 57th St., Chicago.
American Acad. of Pol. and Social
Am. Carpet and Up- American Carpet and Upholstery Journal. .41 Union Sq., W., New York