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This pamphlet is a reply to the invitation issued by the Publication Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge in their Report of last year, for any suggestions, which they will gladly receive," on the best way of making " the Venerable Society the most efficient literary handmaid of the Church of England throughout the world.”

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THE METHODS OF

PUBLICATION.

BY S. S. SPRIGGE,

B.A.

READY IN OCTOBER.

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