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THE ASIATIC SOCIETY
JAMES PRINSEP, F. R. S.
SECRETARY OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY.
JANUARY TO DECEMBER,
"It wiil flourish, if naturalists, chemists, antiquaries, philologers, and men of science,
SIR WM. JONES.
PRINTED AT THE BAPTIST MISSION PRESS, CIRCULAR ROAD
SOLD BY MESSRS, THACKER AND CO. ST. ANDREW'S LIBRARY.
ON completion of this second volume of the JOURNAL OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, the Editor feels it to be due to his subscribers, as well as to himself, to lay before them as briefly as possible, the results of the arrangements which he contemplated carrying into effect at the conclusion of the last volume;—more especially as a somewhat erroneous estimate of the cost and circulation of the JOURNAL found admission into a late notice of the Indian Periodical Press, drawn up by the Editor of one of the morning papers. The JOURNAL is not published, as there stated, by the Asiatic Society, but solely at the cost and responsibility of the Secretary, who was Editor of it before he enjoyed the honour of an election to that office. Since there never has been the least view to profit, either in the GLEANINGS or in the present work, there can be no object whatever in concealing any information respecting its publication; and it may be useful hereafter to find on record a note of the expences of printing, and the difficulties against which a Journal exclusively scientific has had to contend, as well as the advantages which it has enjoyed, in India at the present time. The following particulars have therefore been extracted from the accounts of the two years now terminated.
The amount of subscriptions to the JOURNAL at one rupee per number, including two extra numbers, in 1832, was .... .... Rs. 5148 8 From this, deducting 20 per cent. commission paid to Messrs. Thacker and Co. for circulating it, ....
Rs. 4114 13
There remained net subscriptions available,
The Baptist Mission Press charged for printing and
stitching 500 copies,
Rs. 3742 10
And the 15 plates cost with printing,
Total 4178 5