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Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland

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Author: Joseph Tatlow
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,306 / 244 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 1,059
Added to site: 2005.12.14 11995
Genres: History, Travel, Essays

the cheapening of books began. In 1852 Charles Dickens presided at a meeting of authors and others against the coercive regulations of the Booksellers' Association which maintained their excessive profits. Herbert Spencer and Miss Evans (George Eliot) took a prominent part in this meeting and drafted the resolutions which were passed. The ultimate effect of this meeting was that the question between the authors and the booksellers was referred to Lord Campbell as arbitrator. He gave a decision against the booksellers; and there were consequently abolished such of the trade regulations as had interdicted the sale of books at lower rates of profit than those authorised by the Booksellers' Association.

Practically all my school days were spent at Derby. As I have said, ours was a large family. I have referred to an only sister, but I had step- sisters and step-brothers too. My father married twice and the second family was numerous. His salary was never more than 300 pounds a year, and though a prudent



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