Mathew Carey, Editor, Author and Publisher: A Study in American Literary Development

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Columbia University Press, 1912 - 144 páginas
 

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Página 129 - An inquiry into the merits of the principal naval actions between Great Britain and the United States...
Página 105 - I have returned many scores, if not hundreds, of manuscripts of American authors, unopened even, simply from the fact that it is impossible to make the books of most American authors pay, unless they are first published and acquire recognition through the columns of the magazines.
Página 112 - ... still write in support of those claims, I must be blind not to see that a dungeon is my doom. If I write at all, and do not write in support of those claims, I not only degrade myself, but I do a great injury to the rights of the nation by appearing to abandon them. If I remain here, I must therefore cease to write, either from compulsion, or from a sense of duty to my countrymen ; therefore it is impossible to do any good to the cause of my country by remaining in it : but if I remove to a country...
Página 101 - It being established that literary property is entitled to legal protection, it results that this protection ought to be afforded wherever the property is situated. A British merchant brings or transmits to the United States a bale of merchandise, and the moment it comes within the jurisdiction of our laws, they throw around it effectual security. But if the work of a British Author is brought to the United States, it may be appropriated by any resident here; and republished, without any compensation...
Página 42 - The New Olive Branch: Or, An Attempt to Establish an Identity of Interest between Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce...
Página 41 - I. The demoralizing and debasing effects of manufacturing establishments. II. Their injurious interference with commerce. III. The high rate of wages in the united states. IV. The great extent of our vacant lands, which ought to be settled previously to the erection of manufacturing establishments on a large scale. V. The extortions practised, and the extravagant prices charged by manufacturers during the war. VI. The loss of revenue that would arise from protecting or prohibitory duties. VII. The...
Página 92 - In answer we very much regret to say that the state of affairs is such as to give very little encouragement to new undertakings. As yet we have not got through the edition of the other work and up to this time it has not returned to us the expense of its publication.
Página 104 - In view of the whole case, your committee are satisfied that no form of international copyright can fairly be urged upon Congress upon reasons of general equity, or of constitutional law ; that the adoption of any plan for the purpose which has been laid before us would be of very doubtful advantage to American authors as a class, and would be not only an unquestionable and permanent injury to the manufacturing interests concerned in producing books, but a hindrance to the diffusion of knowledge...
Página 103 - Art," of which Mr. Bryant was made president, and EC Stedman secretary. The primary object of the association was stated to be " to promote the enactment of a just and suitable international copyright law for the benefit of authors and artists in all parts of the world.
Página 30 - Whereupon Resolved, THAT the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think...

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