The Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

The Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...merely--by the newspaper press; but an outline of the general results reached by three statists, who published their summaries respectively in 1828. 1866, and 1882, may have its utility. The earliest summary is that of Adrien BalbL It was published in the Revue Encyclopedique for 1828 (voL i. pp. 593-603), along with much matter of more than merely statistical interest. The numbers of newspapers published in different countries at that date are given as follows: --France, 490; United Kingdom, 483; Austria, about 80; Prussia, 288; rest of the Germanic Confederation, 305; Netherlands, 150; Spain, 16; Portugal and the Azores, 17; Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, 161; Russia and Poland, 84. The respective proportions of journals to population were--for Prussia 1 to 41,500, Gorman states 1 to 45,300, United Kingdom 1 to 46,000, France 1 to 64,000, Switzerland 1 to 66,000, Austria I to 400,000, Russia 1 to 565,000. Europe had in all 2142 newspapers, America 978, Asia 27, Africa 12, and Oceania 9; total 3168. Of these, 1378 were published in English-speaking countries (800 of them in the United States), having a population of 154 millions, and 1190 in other countries, with a population of 583 millions. The second summary is that given by Eugene Ha tin in an appendix to his very able Bibliothioue de la /'rest periodiqut. His enumeration of newspapers is as follows--France, 1640; United Kingdom, 1260; Prussia. 700 Italy, 500; Austria-Hungary, 365; Switzerland, 300 Belgium, 275; Holland, 225; Russia, 200; Spain, J00 Sweden and Norway, 150; Denmark, 100; United fc tatea, 4000. Here the proportions of papers to population are--Switzerland and United States 1 to 7000, Belgian. 1 to 17,000, France and the United Kingdom 1 to 20,000, Prussia 1 to 30,000, ...show more

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