British Books Volume 96

British Books Volume 96

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...It will be seen from our report of his speech that Mr. Longman does n0t_think the Act is going to do our chief Book Trade Provident Institution much good, and he at ' oncc pointed out one reason for this, viz.; that assistants in the Book Trade with incomes under 100 a. year will say: " We must pay the Government subscription; we need not pay yours, and we cannot afford to pay both." It is for this reason that it seems so important to us, in the interests of the Institution, as well as of the assistants, that every endeavour should be made to get the Booksellers' Provident Institution made an "approved Society "--if possible in connection with the National Book Trade Provident Society. Of course, as Mr. Longman pointed out, a. great many members of the Booksellers' Provident Institution are not eligible, because their incomes are over the 160 a. year limit; but we imagine that nine-tenths of those who join young are eligible and it is, of course, those that the Society chiefly relies on in the long run--in fact, we fail to see how it can continue to flourish if the great majority of the younger members are compelled to insure through some other Society. There are, doubtless, great difiiculties, and, after the Committee has been able to go into them thoroughly and, if possible, arrive at some definite conclusion, a special meeting of the members is to be called, and, as Mr, Longman says, they will have to decide whether to become an " approved Society" to administer the Act or not. Whatever decision is come to, we shall be quite satisfied that it will represent what the feeling of the majority of the members consider is the best policy in the general interest of the Society....show more

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  • Paperback | 532 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 939g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747976
  • 9781236747976