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Gratuitous Contributions ... ... ... 302, 325 PARALLEL Passages, Some
Hard Case, A ... ... 8, 41, 68, 114, 154, 213, 267 | Parnassus Publishing Co.
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Paying for Publication ...
How We Lost the Book of Jasher ... ... ... 259 Pensions of the Year ...
IBSEN, A Note on

Personal Experience
In Grub Street ... ... 170, 215, 245, 270, 294, 328 “Poet's Seat,” The
In the Last Ditch... ...

Points and Cases ... ...
Inauthorated Corpses ... .

Press and the Society
International Copyright ... ...

Production of Vouchers ...
International Literary Congress

Proprietor Editor, The ...
“ Ionica "... ... ... ...

Publications of the Society
La Fédération du Livre ...

Queen's English, The ...
“ Last Dream of Julius Roy”.

Queries and Answers ...
Leaflets ... ... ...

READING of MSS., The...
“L’Enfant Prodigue” ...

Reasonable Ladies
Library of Toronto University ...

Reminder, A ... ...
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Royalties, On ...
“ Literary Handmaid of the Church,” The

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Literary Puzzles ... ...

School for Novelists ...
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Signed Article, The
Literature as a Trade ... ...

"". ... ... 178 “Sing a Song for Sixpence"
MEMBERSHIP, Conditions of

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Memorial to the First Lord of the Treasury

Society's Readers, The ...
“Methods of Publishing ” ... ... ... ... 138 Something like a Publisher
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Tarstow, Denver and Co., Ltd.
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Tauchnitz, Baron .. ...
New Guide to Books ... ... ...

The Helpable Author ... ...

The Press and the Society
News and Notes ( 25, 59, 89, 105, 129, 163, 199, 224, 252,
test 282, 310.

“They all lived Happy, &c.”
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Troubles of a Beginner ... ...
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Notes on Copyright

Unauthorized Publication of Sermons
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Vol. I.--No. 1.]

MAY 15, 1890.

[Price, Sixpence.

The Author. .

THE ORGAN OF THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS

(INCORPORATED).

CONDUCTED BY

WALTER BESANT.

published for the Society by
ALEXANDER P. WATT, 2, PATERNOSTER SQUARE,

LONDON, E.C.

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A copy of this paper will be sent free to any member of the

by writing a
Society for one twelvemonth. It is hoped, however, that most

d before the
members will subscribe to the paper. The yearly subscription is

many points
6s. 6d. including postage, to be sent to the Society, 4, Portugal

to have our
Street, W.C.

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representative gathering, and the uisuuw

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have a tendency to drop into the hands of a few, will inform to ....

heir doings,
and so be robbed of half their value. It is also to and it will become a public record or transactions
be considered that no discussions can have any real conducted in the interests of literature, which have
value which are not founded on knowledge of hitherto been secret, lost, and hidden for the want
the facts. Now, the ordinary member knows little of such an organ.
of the facts. It was, therefore, then thought that The chief aim of the Society—this has been
occasional leaflets might be issued conveying the advanced again and again—is to promote the
facts. To this plan, however, there appeared many recognition of the fact, hitherto most imperfectly
obstacles. First, leaflets are tossed aside and lost; understood, that literary property is as real a thing
then, even if they are read and preserved, there as property in every other kind of business : that it
is no place for discussion, for questions, or for should be safeguarded in the same manner, and
suggestions. The private member of the Society regarded with the same jealousy.
would feel that he was taking no real part in its Hitherto the mere existence of literary property

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