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THE

LITERARY YEAR-BOOK

1908

TWELFTH ANNUAL VOLUME

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PERIODICALS, BOOKSELLERS, ETC.; A COMPLETE

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PREFACE



The present— the twelfth— annual volume of The Literary
Year-Book is the first to be issued since the regretted death
of Mr. George Allen, its fiist proprietor and originator, in
Sq>tember hst. His firm — ^Ruskin House — ^is continued
imder the name of George Allen and Sons, and a tribute is
appropriate in this place to the esteemed memory of its
founder.

Since the Year-Book was transferred by Mr. Allen to
its present publishers in 1904, several changes have been
effected, the chief of which, perhaps, is its recognition
by the Library Association. Tlie Libraries Section has
again been completely revised in accordance with the latest
statistics and returns ; a new Introduction is provided, and
a novel feature consists in an instructive and trustworthy
account of * How to become a Public Librarian.'

The Directory of Authors — corrected and amplified by
the usual process of circulars — has been analyse for the
first time this year, and an Index of Authors is added to
it, with the names arranged under subject-headings of
literary work. The classim:ation has not been easy, and
many writers are entered under two or more headings ;
but it has been thought advisable to err on the side of
multiplying species rather than to force any author into a
kind of Procrustes' bed. The literature of introspection
has required a heading to itself : it is intended mamly to
denote the pleasant window-garden books so common in
recent years. The compiler would have liked to include
'goody-goody' as another heading, but he h^tated to
take the risk of offence, and books of this description will

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be found tinder juvenilia, tracts, and elsewhere. Sugges-
tions for the improvement of this section will be extremely
welcome ; it should ultimately prove of considerable service
to editors and others.

The arrangement of Contents is consequently changed
a little. Part I. is confined to the Preface, Review of the
Year, Calendar, Directory of Authors, Irish Writers (as
below), and Authors* Index. Part II. starts with Law and
Letters, and, arising therefrom, ensue the lists of Agents,
Publishers, Booksellers, Periodicals, Societies, Libraries,
and Manufacturers engaged in book-production.

A Supplement foreshadowed last year is issued with the
present volume, in the form of A Classified List of the
Contents of Cheap Series of Reprints, ranging in price
from 8d. to 5s., excluding all isolated books, aU modem
fiction, and all juvenile literature. It is thus a ccUah^ue
raisonni of the various series of ' reimpressa,' with which
publishers have been so busy of late, and care has been
taken to direct attention to current editions still issued by
the original publishers of works since included in any
such series of reprints. Readers should find this list
useful as a ^uide to cheap editions of the dassics, arranged
under the titles of the authors, and suppl5nng at a glance
all information required as to publishers, prices, sizes,
bindings, etc., and it affords a gratifying mdication of
the ^encouragement offered by tlie public to enterprise of
this kind.

A select list of Irish Writers and Scholars is added
separately at the end of the Directory of Authors. Since
the foundation of the Gaelic League, in July, 1903, con-
siderable Uterary activity has been manifested in the liish
vernacular language. The study of folk-lore has been en-
couraged; old romances have been disinterred from the
manuscripts of the seventeenth and eighteenth caituries ;
about twenty dead and forgotten poets have been restored
to fame, and new writers in all branches have contributed
to the revival. The Publication Committee of the Gadic
League issued during last yeir twenty-two new volumes
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MSS., 3 ; Fiction, 4 ; History, 2 ; Folk-lore, 2 ; Booklets, 3 ;
Mnsic, 3 ; Miscellaneous, 2), and sells annually about a
quarter of a million of its publications. It has its own
organs in the Press, and most of the weekly Irish news->
papers, and two of the Dublin dailies, r^ularly publish a
part of their omtents in Irish. This movement, to which the
Yidd^ revival is, in certain features, parallel, is noted for
the first time in the current issue.

The editor takes this opportimity of renewing his thanks
to Mr. C. T. Jacobi and Mr. G. Herbert Thring for their
assistance in connexion with the typographical section
and with the information as to the Nobd; Prizes ; and he
trusts, in conclusion, that this Annual will be foimd to
maintain its reputation as a serviceable Year-Book for the
use of members of aU branches of the literary world. All
suggestions and corrections will be welcome.

1907

Mr. Charles Stuart Parker and Mr. G. W. E. Russell—
both well-known public men, as well as men of letters —
were summoned to the Privy Council ctti the King's birth-
day in November, and Mr. A. C. Benson, co-editor with
Lord Esher of Queen Victoria's Letters, was awarded a
C.V.O. in the same List. ' Ouida,' Sir F. Bumand, Mr.
John Davidson, Mr. Standish O'Grady, Canon Jessop^
and two ^anddaughters of Burns* were included in the
Prime Minister's last Civil List Pensions Fund. Save for
these exceptions, literature has received no State recog-
nition during the year.

The OBrruARY includes the names of Giosug Carducci
(February), the winner of the Nobd Prize in 1006. A
volume of selections frpm his poems, translated by Mrs.
Francis Holland, and including the great Ode to Piedmont,
has been published by Mr. Fisher Unwin. Gerald Massey
died at the end of October, a few days after the veteran bio-
grapher of Milton, Professor David Masson, of Edinburgh ;
and there have also passed away since December, 1906,
Sir Michael Foster, Sir W. Howard Russell, Hamilton.
Aid6, F. W. Maitland (Leslie Stephen's biographer and



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friend), Ian Maclaren, David Christie Murray, Kuno
Fisdier, Mary E. Coleridge, H. de B. Gibbins, Joseph
Hatton, Joseph Knight, William Jacks, Malcohn MacColl,
Sully Prudhomme, Lady Knutsford, Thomas Aldrich, Joris
Huysmans, Dorothea Beale, Edward Routh, Fletcher
Robinson, Sir Spencer Walpole, Sir Lewis Morris, Moncure
D. Conway, Francis Thompson, and others. The collective
loss to literature is great, though, happily, many of those
we mourn were sparra till their life-work was complete.

Trade Changes during the past twelve months include
the transfer of The Independent Review from Mr. Fisher
Unwin to Mr. John Lane, and its reappearance under tiie
style of The Albany. Similarly, The Speaker has been ab-
sorbed in The Nation ; so that, with The Tribune, the Liberal
daily, now towards the end of its second year, the party in
power are provided with new — or renovated — organs, daily,
weekly, and monthly. Macmillan's Magazine has flickered
out, and Mr. Murray has ceased the issue of The Monthly
Review. The New Quarterly and The International (an
enterprise which recalls the defimct Cosmopolis) are among
the annoimcements of this autvimn. Messrs. Collier and Co.
have started publishing, the leading partner in the firm
being Mr. Ralph Hall Came, a son of the novelist ; Messrs.
Morgan and Scott are now Mr. Robert Scott; Grant
Richards, Ltd., has been incorporated, and are publishing
mainly Penny Classics ; and Messrs. Chatto and Windus,
with the collaboration of Professor L Gollancz, have taken
over the Kind's Classics. Amon§ Societies, we note the
foundation of the English Association, a notice of which
will be found in its proper place, and the Royal Society
of Literature has attracted a considerable reinforcement
of distinguished literary men and women.

The Chief Publications of the year are the first three
volumes of The Letters of Queen Victoria, issued by Mr.
Murray in the autumn, under the editorship of Mr. Benson
and Lord Esher. The selection closes at the period of the
Prince Consort's death, and its charm and interest are
very great. To attempts made in certain quarters to dis-
parage these qualities, and to represent the price (£3 3s.
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PREFACE 7

since le^al proceedings for alleged libel axe, we understand^
impending. It is pennissible to say that The Kmg has
oonferred a great boon on lovers of English history and
literature by sanctioning the preparation of these volumes.
Relirious literature has been active during the year, partly
on the side of ' The New Theology,' and partly in the form
of personal statements of belief, of which Mr. Frederic
Harrison's Apologia pro Fide Mea may be mentioned as the
most notable. The Cambridge Press have issued Vol. I.
of their monumental History of Endish Literature, edited by
Dr. Ward and Mr. Waller. Mr. Stephen Phillips and Mr.
Herbert Trench have issued new volumes of poems, and
a new drama is annoimced from the pen of Mr. A. C.
Swinburne. No novel of surpassing merit lifts itself out
of the ruck. The issue of copyright novels at the price
of 7d. each filled the bookstalls with reprints in the summer,
and may possibly have affected the publication of new
works. Experiments in fiction at 2S. 6d. and 3s. have
been tried without much success, and the ' market ' has
been a little ' demoralized.' The Bookman's campaign
against ' The Fleshly School ' has elicited, among some
welcome protests, a few slightly interested opinions, and,
on the whole, it must be said that the tone of some new
novels remains objectionable.

This record of uncertainty in the book world is to be
connected with the continued activity of The Times against
the net-book system of sale and against high-priced books.
This campaign, known as ' the Book War ' when our last
issue went to press, was dragged out to inordinate length
in The Times correspondence and leaders, and succeeded in
wearying the public without winning them to either side.
The Times Literary Supplement is still starred with notices
b^x[in^ subscribers to refrain from ordering certain books
ufliobtamable on trade terms by the Book Chib in Oxford
Street, though how far the members of tiiat Club tolerate
these demands on their patience is a matter of conjecture.
The dispute was raised in the spring at the annual meeting
of the Authors' Society in a somewhat acute form, and it has
certainly blown a fresh breeze through some cobwebs of
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new publishing company, announced with a flourish of
trumpets, has not been heard of since, and, generally, it
may be said that the attempt on the part of The Times to
teach authors, publishers, and booksellers the elements of
their business has not succeeded, and its comparative
non-success is probably to be attributed to the trans*
atlantic methods adopted by the heads of a concern founded
ostensibly on a non-commercial basis, and pursuing a
course of advertisement and ' bluff ' unfamiliar to English
habits. Probably the last has not been heard of it, and
some good it has certainly effected in the direction of im-
proving trade. The * on sale or return ' system has been
extended, and efforts have been made to promote the
' books on approval ' plan of sale. Books, again, are
plainly becoming cheaper, even in the most conservative
centres, in consequence of the book-bu3nng habit which
The Times has encouraged ; but, viewed as tactics, The
Times' s threats to booksellers have proved vain, its attacks
on publishers have been repelled, and its promises t6
authors have not attracted any considerable section of that
shrewd and well-protected class. We trust, though not with
much confidence, that TA^ Times newspaper will free itself
from the odium attaching to The Times Doo\i Club, and that
this institution will redeem its excellent intentions at th^
start, and supply the splendid library service which was so
much appifeciated during the first few months. Whether this
service be supplied out of the profits on the sale of books,
or whether a subscription be levied in the ordinary way,
is a matter for the decision of the proprietors ; but the
public does not seem to be impressed with the mock-teroic
attitude of those authorities towards the net-book agree-
ment. A more genuine grievance and a more personal
hardship than the disabiUtyof a newspaper to buy books,
for resale at less than the trade price, in order to increase its
own circulation are required m thjs country before die
hard-headed public extends the privilege — ^and the power-^
of its support.

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CONTENTS -INDEX

PAOB

▲GBMCY CLAUSB - 394

▲GBNTS: BBRLIM 43^

BlUnSH , - - 423

CHRISTIANIA 433

DBNMARK - - - - - - - 433

NBW YORK 431

PARIS 431

STOCKHOLM • 433

PRBSS-CUTTING 439

AQRBBMENTS 394

AUTHOR* PX7BLISHBR, AMD AGBMT 392

authors' ASSISTANTS - - - .... . 423

authors' dirbctory - - - - - - -33

BINDBRS -.. - -. - 783

BOOK-PROI>UCTION - - 781

BOOKSBLLBRS - -.-.- • - . . 495

CALBKDAR - ..-., 16

COLONIAL copyright - - 384

cohhission publication -. - - 396

contributors' guidb 533

copyright in books 370

in dramatic pibcbs - - - 377

IN bngravings, etc. 380

IN FINE ARTS 381

IN LBCTURBS 380

IN MUSIC 378

IN SCULPTURES 383

SALE OF 400

DIVISION OF PROFITS 4OI

INDEX OF AUTHORS ARRANGED PROVISIONALLY UNDER THE

SUBJECT-HEADINGS OF THEIR LITERARY WORK - 334

IRISH WRITERS AND SCHOLARS - - - - "329

LAW AND LETTERS (SEE SEPARATE INDEX) - - - 369

LIBRARIES: INTRODUCTION (AND SEE SEPARATE INDEX) 637

LIST OF (WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE LIBRARY

ASSOCIATION) 675

LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, THE 676

NOBBL FOUNDATION AND PRI2BS 775

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PHOTO-ENGRAVERS, ETC. 7^5

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PRIN^^RS - - - 781

PROOF-CORRECTION - - - - - - - - 786

PUBLISHERS: AMERICAN - • - . - - - 477

BRITISH - - - , - - 441

FOREIGN - -481

REVIEW OF 1907 - - - - 5

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TABLES OF - . ^ 4II

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