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--In acknowledge of a handsome copy of the Revised and new edition of the "kills and Infantry notice." by Col. W. I. Hardee, published in this city by S. H. Goetzel & Co., in two near little volume, called 24 mo., we take a pride in recognizing in them a new pro of the power of Southern independence and a new metal ornament to our city.

The typographical work does a great deal of credit to the Registers Job Office in which one volume was printed, and to the printing establishment of J Y Thompson Esq for the other

The lithographs are all astonishingly well done, and are pronounced by Col Hardee to be better than those in the Philadelphia edition of the Lippineotts. Generally such diagrams are executed by wood cuts, and printed on ordinary presses — white in this instance the plates were all transferred to larger stones and the impressions taken by the slow processes of the lithographer, which is very laborious, extremity expensive and requires a great deal of time But for that, the publishers inform as, the work could have been published is less than half of the time.

we must also pay our complements to the bind ears who have done credit to themselves and to the work.

With our profound admiration of the mechanical part of the work, we will now mention that this is the only edition which is authorized by the author himself; that this edition was publish battle by copy right — and it is the first copy under the Confederate States of America. This edition is the only one which contains all the improvements and changes which the author has recently made

In face of all those advantages, several spurious editions of the so called. Haroce's factious " and which are nothing but mutilated chapters of upon the public. Not one of then has even the complete reprint of the old and unrevised edition If — as the publishers of these mutilated renditions say, under the pice of patriotic necessity — the emergency of the time required the Tactics everywhere they at least owed it to the public to state what kind of an edition they were offering. And having used the name and the labors of the distinguished author to their own advantage, it was also due to him to have paid him the allowance, per copy published, which belonged to him. if publishers do not respect rights like these, we right in the Confederate states of America?

It is against the etiquette of the trade as we understand it, to republish a non copyright book, after it is announced that the same is in press by a member of the trade; how much more so does it violate the etiquette and the property if an has republication is done in opposition to a copyright?

Is was hardly o have been expected from the on lightened members of the respectable book trades in the South that they would Constance such tresps, see, and we still hope that they will and the authors from any further of such a right. The proper spirit should move them to return all the spurious editions, to their illegal publishers, and make known to the legitimate publishers how many they have sold of the spurious editions.

in a ease like this the code of know should be more viglinar than even the code of justice-- jy1 — 1us

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