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Supplies of British and Foreign Catalogues always on hand.

EDW. G: ALLEN’S

London Agency for American Libraries,

12 Tavistock Row, Covent Garden,

LONDON.

JUNE 1, 1866.

SIMON STEVENS,

New York.

B. F. STEVENS,

London,

Messrs. STEVENS BROTHERS,

17 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden,

London, W. O.,

Have established an American and Foreign Commission House for Publishing, Bookselling, and the execution generally of

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC ORDERS, both for Import and Export, and have undertaken the continuance of the current miscellaneous business of their brother, MR. HENRY STEVENS, of 4 TRAFALGAR SQUARE, which was commenced in 1845.

In the execution of orders for the purchase or sale of early printed and scarce books they will have the benefit of the advice and long bibliographical experience of MR. HENRY STEVENS, who, as heretofore, devotes himself to the purchase and sale of rare books. Messrs. STEVENS BROTHERS are the special agents of the

International Library Exchange, established by the "American Geographical and Statistical Society of New York," and are constantly making consignments through that Institution of

BOOKS, MAPS, PHILOSOPHICAL APPARATUS, MAGAZINES, &c., for Departments of the U. S. Government, Public Institutions, Libraries, Colleges, and Incorporated Societies.

Messrs. STEVENS BROTHERS are honored with the special Agency of several American and British Institutions.

Parcels of a literary or scientific character presented by Institutions or individuals in the United States or Canada to individuals or Institutes in Great Britain or on the Continent, are received and distributed with punctuality and economy.

LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC, AND MISCELLANEOUS ORDERS from private individuals will be executed with care and promptitude, and the goods forwarded to any part of the United States or Canada direct, or in the absence of special instructions, through their usual channels.

All Parcels for America, including weekly packages for France and Germany, are forwarded under special arrangements by the INMAN STEAMERS, sailing every Wednesday from Liverpool. Consignments from America are made by the same line every Saturday from New York. Messrs. STEVENS BROTHERS desire to purchase one copy of every

Book, Pamphlet, or Magazine (not a reprint) published in America. They desire also to procure two copies of all

Reports of every Railroad, Canal, Coal, Petroleum, Steamboat, Bank, or any other Incorporated Company in America.

JUNE 1, 1866.

OHANGE OF PUBLISHERS.

SHELDON & COMPANY,

498 and 500 Broadway, New York,

Have purchased the Stereotype Plates and also all stock on hand of the following valuable Standard Books formerly published by Smith, English, & Co., of Philadelphia:

HELPS TO THE PULPIT: Sketches and Skeletons of Sermons. One vol. large

12mo. Price $2.

PULPIT THEMES AND PREACHER'S ASSISTANT: being Sketches of

Sermons by the Author of “Helps to the Pulpit.” One vol. large 12mo. Price $200. FLEMING'S VOCABULARY OF PHILOSOPHY. With Additions by CHAS.

P. KRAUTH, D. D. Small 8vo. Price $2 50.
THE YOUNG PARSON. One vol. 12mo. Price $1 50.

BIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS. With an Introduction by Rev. Dr. Newton. 12mo.,

cloth. Price $1 50. THOLUCK ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. Translated by Chas. P. KRAUTH,

D. D. 8vo., cloth. Price $3.

SHELDON & CO. have also purchased the Stereotype Plates and Stock of the following Books formerly published by HENRY C. LEA, of Philadelphia:

SHAW'S OUTLINES OF ENGLISH LITERATURE; with a Sketch of American Literature, by

H. T. TUCKERMAN, Esq. One vol. royal 12mo. Price $1 75. BAIRD'S CLASSICAL MANUAL. One vol. 16mo., cloth. Price 90 cents. LONG'S CLASSICAL ATLAS; with Geographical Introduction. 52 Colored Maps. 4to. Price

$4 50. KALTSCHMIDT'S LATIN-ENGLISH AND ENGLISH-LATIN DICTIONARY. Complete.

Half leather. Price $2 50.
SOMERVILLE'S PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. One vol. 12mo. Price $1 75.
SCHMITZ'S ANCIENT HISTORY. One vol. 12mo. Price $1 75.
SCHMITZ'S ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY. One vol. 12mo. Price $1 75.
HERSCHEL'S OUTLINES OF ASTRONOMY. With numerous plates and wood-cuts.

8vo. Price $2 50. BOLMAR'S FRENCH SERIES:

BOLMAR'S EDITION OF LEVIZAC'S FRENCH GRAMMAR. $1 50.
PERRIN'S FABLES, WITH KEY. $1 12.
COLLOQUIAL PHRASES. 65 cents.
ADVENTURES DE TELEMAQUE. $1.
KEY TO

90 cents. FRENCH VERBS. 90 cents.

SHELDON & COMPANY, Publishers,

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JUNE 15, 1866.

OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE, months is one dollar and eighty cents, for which

Paris, April 27, 1866. sum of money its subscribers will not only receive THERE is a sort of frenzy, just now, for cheap the daily newspaper during three months, but newspapers. I may say, cheap publications, or, the illustrated library edition (containing 200 il-m rather, for publications which require little daily lustrations) of M. Victor Hugo's novel, the “Woeoutlay. I have already called attention to the Begone." It ends the article announcing the prize publication of dictionaries, grammars, poetry, offered subscribers : “We have now, unless we are novels, and even such formidable works as greatly mistaken, put the laughers on our side, and Thiers's, and Cantu's and Rollin's histories, in as we are the last laughers just now, it seems to daily numbers, costing two cents each. Just us we have the right to laugh heartily if the pronow we have new cheap newspapers published verb be true: 'He laughs heartily who laughs every day. They are for the most part illustrated last."" The editor of “L'Evenement" has given, sheets. They cost one cent. I should not be sur- in connection with the offer of his prize, a history prised if the government had not some share in of the negotiations for the purchase of the privilege one of them, in order to keep as many readers in of publishing “Ocean's Laborers” in the feuilleton its hands as possible. It is sold by the provincial of this newspaper. The editor of “ Le Soleil" did agents of the petty “Evening Moniteur.” These not offer M. Victor Hugo $100,000 for the right to agencies have been organized in a most admirable publish “Ocean's Laborers” in “Le Soleil" before manner by the government, and embrace the whole it appeared in any other form. He offered M. Hugo of France, not a mountain village excepted, as in a so large a share in the profits reckoned on, as to mighty net. They are preparing, as I have said, a lead him to hope he would receive at least $100,000 radical revolution in France by instructing the if he agreed upon this mode of publication. M. people, which schools can never accomplish. They Victor Hugo declined the offer. The editor of do but give the keys with which the fane 'of know- "L'Evenement" offered $20,000 cash, and agreed to ledge may be entered; newspapers and books are publish the work in feuilletons of sixteen columns to the temple itself. The number of cheap news- complete the publication as quickly as possible, papers has engendered great rivalry between them. that MM. Lacroix & Co. might bring out their ediTwo of these newspapers especially are attracting tion in book-form. The publishers declared that a great deal of attention by their efforts to increase they could enter into no negotiations until M. Victheir subscription list. One of them, “Le Soleil,” tor Hugo was heard from. Meantime they postwhich is sold for two cents, purchased from MM. poned the publication of the work until the result Lacroix & Co. the right to publish M. Victor Hugo's of the application to him could be ascertained. M. last novel, “Ocean's Laborers," in its feuilleton. Ulbach, the novelist, was consulted, and he enThis measure increased its sale enormously. The gaged the editor of “L’Evenement” to go and see newspaper-sellers would have the paper in piles M. Hugo on the subject, especially as his newspapers which were marvellous to look upon, and before 'had several times attacked M. Hugo with great noon not a number of the paper would be left un- vivacity. He offered to accompany the editor to sold. This success irritated its rival, “L’Evene- Guernsey. The offer was accepted, and the party ment,” another two cent paper, and it at once en proceeded as far as St. Malo, where they found it tered into arrangements with MM. Lacroix & Co. to would take them a week or ten days to go to M. supply its subscribers with the library edition of Victor Hugo's house. They were unable to spare “Ocean's Laborers." These were the terms : every this time. When this discovery was made, M. person who subscribed to "L'Evenement” for six Ulbach addressed the following letter to M. Hugo. months at the usual terms, $4.40, received “Ocean's

"St. MALO, Feb. 23, 1866. Laborers” for nothing. The edition given was the “ DEAR MASTER: I write you from an hotel at St. 3 vol. 8vo. ed., which sells for $3.60, and its pub- Malo, where I am fatally detained by the wretched lishers have entered into contract to issue no other organization of the Channel Islands steamboats. edition during the next three months. I confess I I quitted Paris with MM. de Villemessant and do not think MM. Lacroix & Co. entirely free from Dumont, the editor and manager of the new “Evenereproach for selling the same work to rival news- ment,” to talk with you at Guernsey of a scheme papers. “Le Soleil” had nevertheless the advan- which needs your consent before Lacroix can ratify tage of giving “Ocean's Laborers” for the same it. Persuaded your new novel, 'Ocean's Laborers,' price as its rival, and allowing the purchaser to is destined to popular success, anxious to give you pay for it in insensible instalments. This is an a token of admiration and to present to the immense advantage here; all our pockets can sup-founder of 'L'Evenement of 1848, the immense ply two sous a day; few pockets contain $4.40 to publicity of ‘L'Evenement' of 1865, these gentlemen buy books ; fewer French wives (they wear the came to ask you to give them the privilege of pubbreeches, and keep the purse in its pocket) will lishing your work before its appearance in volumes. allow their husbands to “throw away” so much They offered to pay $20,000 cash for this privilege. money ; besides, French tastes prefer a slice of novel Obliged to return to Paris, these gentlemen and I between two bunches of news to a great cake of send you the courtesies we bore you and which novel. “Le Soleil” was not satisfied with this distance half intercepts. I add a summary of the advantage, but before I tell you the measure it arguments we should have laid before you to adopted, let me quote the concluding paragraph of conquer the repugnance you have already manithe article in which its rival announced the present fested from this mode of publication. There is a made subscribers : "Let us end with a smile. considerable difference between the political newsOne of my excellent contemporaries announces in paper which has not every day a feuilleton open to every newspaper and on every wall he has at- works of imagination, and the literary newspaper, tained the ideal of the cheap newspaper. I hope which is erected and established exclusively for he will do me the pleasure to look in a mirror after these publications. 'L'Evenement'publishes 45,000 he has read this article. He will see he is beaten copies a day; it will publish 100,000 the day all a whole head.” “Le Soleil” at once entered into France knows it gives the firstling of a masterpiece. treaty with M. Heitzel, the publisher of the illus- The great success the Woe-Begone' has had when trated edition of " Les Miserables," and announced published in a cheap form, proves with what eagerit would give its three months' subscribers this ness popular readers will seize this new work. You novel gratuitously. Its subscription price for three I will directly and at the first dash, reach the coun

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