The following list of prices is submitted, not as the final dictum, but as an attempt to approximate the prices at which it will be possible to carry in stock a large line of Esperanto books. Much variation will be observed in the relative proportion to the European prices. The discounts of foreign publishers range from 10 to 50 per cent, with a decided majority giving the smaller discount. This, with the cost of importing, including on some items tariff and port fees, makes it quite impossible to sell at foreign prices. In this department there is no sentiment, but mere business.

As a matter of sentiment, however, it is well for the Esperantist to note that, if he pays a few cents more when buying from us than from Europe, any profit arising from his trade is turned at once into Esperanto propaganda in America. As a matter of justice to ourselves, furthermore, we wish to urge the point that no other American house is devoting its entire capital and whole energy to the Esperanto propaganda. We heartily thank our friends and customers who have made our success possible, and again assure them that every dollar sent us will be used to hasten the ultimate winning of Esperanto in America.


Invariably cash with order. Add eight per cent of the price for postage. This will be a little high on some books, low on others, but a fair average. No postage extra is charged for The American Esperanto Book or our own publications.

Copies of this book will be sent to club secretaries subject to payment when sold, but not to dealers or individuals.

Unavoidable Delays

Our first orders on all books are in experimental quantities and our judgment as to the sale of a book is by no means infallible. Sometimes we order a dozen and sell only two; sometimes order fifty and sell a hundred. As a rule, any book listed in this catalogue is in stock and can be sent without delay, but the distance and difficulties attending importations make it impossible for us to guarantee immediate delivery. Customers are notified when delay is necessary.


Paper Edition, with Subscription, Free

In the first fifteen months after its publication more copies of this book were sold in America alone than the total circulation of the next most popular book in Great Britain and America during four years. The British Esperantist reviewed it as "the best manual yet issued." The April 1908 "Revuo" says: "There is in no country an Esperanto book better printed, with cleaner type, or on better paper than this elegant book. . . . Everything is carefully arranged. . . " It contains 76 pages discussion of the grammar, with examples, 114 pages of the Zamenhof Exercises with translations and notes, and 130 pages Esperanto-English and English-Esperanto vocabularies. Bound in extra cloth. The Premium Paper Edition is printed on thin bible paper, paper cover

Five copies (cloth) prepaid  .  .  .  .  3.75

Book with Subscription, year  .  .  .  .  1.50

With Six-Months' Subscription  .  .  .  .  1.25

Year Combination in fives or more  .  .  .  .  1.20

Six Months Combination, fives or more  .  .  .  .  1.00

Our agents, dealers and clubs may buy in less than fives at the reduced rate. Anyone may become an agent by making an initial purchase of five or more

Paper Book and Yearly Subscription  .  .  .  .  1.00

Five or more, rate of  .  .  .  .  .75

Paper Book and Six Months' Sub.  .  .  .  .  .50

This last combination is sold at a discount of 25 per cent to dealers and agents, and to clubs which act as dealers, charging their members full price. When cash accompanies order, paid subscription cards will be sent with premium books

Special Terms for American Esperanto Book

Esperanto Clubs can have shipments of The American Esperanto Book, either binding, subject to payment when sold. Dealers and agents must remit with order. But dealers, agents or clubs may return unsold copies and receive credit or cash refund, less transportation charges. Get your book dealer to put in a small stock on these terms

The Esperanto Teacher  .  .  .  .  .20

A simple course for non-grammarians. Helen Fryer

Bullen's Lessons, paper .25; cloth  .  .  .  .  .50

Most complete low-priced book; 100 pages, fine print

Cox Grammar and Commentary  .  .  .  .  .85

An exhaustive treatise, too elaborate for beginners, but should be in the hands of every writer, teacher and serious student. Cloth. 357 pages

Student's Complete Text-Book—O'Connor. $0.50

Esperanto in Fifty Lessons  .  .  .  .  .50

A conversational method, by Edmond Privat

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Esperanto-English Dictionary, Motteau  .  .  .  .  $0.60

The only such dictionary published; contains practically all Esperanto roots, with examples of applied suffixes

English-Esperanto Dictionary  .  .  .  .  $0.60

By O'Connor and Hayes (The large book is known as the Rhodes Dictionary). Contains about 12,000 common English words, with Esperanto translation; 200 pages, press-board cover

Rhodes English-Esperanto Dictionary  .  .  .  .  2.00

Unua Legolibro  .  .  .  .  .50

Graduated reading lessons, with conversations and model letter forms. The most popular and best Esperanto Reader, by Kabe. Pages, 179. Paper

A First Reader (Lawrence)  .  .  .  .  .25

Exercises and notes, part of text translated

Konkordanco de Ekzercaro  .  .  .  .  .40

Citations on the use of each word and root in the Ekzercaro, and a valuable help for the thorough student.

Polish Text-Book  .  .  .  .  $0.30

Polish Word-Book  .  .  .  .  .25

Esperanto Sintakso  .  .  .  .  .45

An international text-book, wholly in Esperanto


No. 1—Pronunciation Practice  .  .  .  .  $1.00

No. 2—Exercises, American Esperanto Book  .  .  .  .  1.00

No. 2—"La Feino," American Esperanto Book  .  .  .  .  1.00

No. 3—Conclusion of "La Feino"  .  .  .  .  1.00

The full set of four will be delivered prepaid for $3.00, guaranteed against breakage in transit. Special cylinders, from any text supplied, will be made an expert Esperantist and sent postpaid for $1.00 each

Bardell Kontrau Pickwick  .  .  .  .  .20

Boks kaj Koks  .  .  .  .  .20

A one-act comedy for 2 men and 1 woman

Bukedo (Essays by Charles Lambert)  .  .  .  .  .60

Elektitaj Fabeloj—Grimm's, tr. Kabe  .  .  .  .  .50

Hamleto  .  .  .  .  .60

From Shakespeare, by Zamenhof

Ifigenio en Taurido  .  .  .  .  .60

(Dresden Congress Play). Especially translated by Dr. Zamenhof for the Fourth Congress. In his report of the congress, Prof. Grillon says of the play: "My pen refuses to write of that incomparable night!"

Julio Cezaro (Shakespeare) cloth  .  .  .  .  .60

Kantaro (Thirteen Songs for Quartet)  .  .  .  .  .25

Komunista Manifesto  .  .  .  .  .50

A famous document which has been translated into nearly all languages. Widely accepted as the basis of scientific socialism. English and Esperanto text on opposite pages with accurate alignment make it a desirable reading book for beginners. Cloth, 128 pages

La Antaudiro  .  .  .  .  .20

A two-act comedy for 9 men, 3 women

La Faraono (Romano de Prus, Kabe)  .  .  .  .  1.80

"The Pharaoh" is an entrancing story of ancient Egypt, and the translator is almost universally confessed the best Esperanto writer. Translated from the Polish. Three volumes at 60c each

La Kaprino de Sro. Seguin  .  .  .  .  .05

La Predikanto—Ecclesiates, tr. Zamnhof.  .  .  .  .  .25

Every student should read as much as possible of the Zamenhof style. The surpassing strength and simplicity of the original text is reproduced with great accuracy in this book

La Psalmaro  .  .  .  .  .25

Book of Psalms, tr. Zamenhof

Lauroj  .  .  .  .  .60

(Premium stories from "La Revuo")

La Ventego (Shakespeare) cloth  .  .  .  .  .75

Makbeto  .  .  .  .  .60

(From Shakespeare, D. H. Lambert)

Rip Van Vinkl  .  .  .  .  .25

Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" in a neat 32-page booklet

Ordo de Diservo (Episcopal Church)  .  .  .  .  .20

Shi Klinighas Por Venki  .  .  .  .  .50

Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer," translated by Motteau. Cloth, 79 pages. Cast, 6 men, 4 women

Sub la Negho  .  .  .  .  .35

The winter diary of a young mountaineer

Tri Unuaktaj Komedioj  .  .  .  .  .30

One for 11 persons, one for 9, one for 6

Unua Protestant Diservo  .  .  .  .  .15

Chio—A set of fifty cards, each containing forty Esperanto words, with directions for playing a number of interesting games. By Winifred S. Stoner. Combines amusement with an excellent memory exercise. Printed on playing-card enameled bristol, round-cornered and packed in a neat carton. Post free for  .  .  .  .  .50


Amerika Esperantisto, Volume 1  .  .  .  .  3.50; Volume 2, $1.00; Volume 3, $2.00

These volumes are nicely bound, stiff boards and cloth, gold side stamp. We are well supplied with Vol. 2, have a few of Vol. 3, and very few Vol. 1., Those who care to own a complete collection will do well to buy this year


A monthly folio of propaganda, stuffed to the very edge of the paper with condensed matter. Per year, 10c; five copies to one address, 25c; 10 copies, 50c; 100 one year to one address, $44.50. Clubs which order these for distribution to members must have the members sign subscription blanks, for the inspection of the postal authorities in Chicago. Extra copies of any one number, rate of one-half cent per copy. The following numbers are ready:

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Number One, September, '08. Sample  .  .  .  .  .01

Anouncement of the Chautauqua Congress and brief article on Dresden Congress of August, 1908. Grammar of Esperanto in condensed synopsis. Present World Status of Esperanto, with notes on progress in various nations. Brief book list

Number Two, October, '08. Sample  .  .  .  .  .01

"How to Start an Esperanto Club and Keep it Going," adapted from booklet of W. M. Page, Edinburgh Society; Constitution and By-Laws of the Esperanto Association of North America, with official directory; Model Constitution for Local Clubs; Synopsis of Grammar; Book List


Twelve Copies, assorted titles  .  .  .  .  $1.00

We do not supply free samples of foreign magazines. A bundle of twelve back numbers, assorted titles, will be mailed for $1.00. We shall be pleased to supply specified titles if we have them. In ordering single numbers, always mention substitute, as we do not undertake to guarantee delivery except on yearly subscriptions. These we furnish at an advance of 15 to 20 per cent over foreign prices, to cover cost of exchange and postage


No. 1—Half-Column Newspaper Size  .  .  .  .  .25

No. 2—Single-Column  .  .  .  .  .50

No. 3—Double-Column  .  .  .  .  1.00

These prices are not for original engravings, but for copper duplicates. They are furnished at cost for the purpose of illustrating propaganda articles in your home papers. At present we have the following subjects only, in sizes noted:

Dr. Zamenhof; 1, 2, 3

Winifred Stoner, child Esperantist; 1, 2, 3

Major Straub, U. S. representative Dresden, 1, 3

La Abatejo de Westminister  .  .  .  .  .15

"Westminster Abbey," from Irving, O'Connor

Aladin: au, La Mirinda Lampo  .  .  .  .  .25

Translation, by Cox, from "Arabian Nights"

Tutmonda Anekdotaro (Unua)  .  .  .  .  .10

Anecdotes from the English, to be followed by collections from other nations; 32 small pages


Raising the Flag at Chautauque, two for  .  .  .  .  .05

Group of Esperantists, two for  .  .  .  .  .05

These cards are triple size, folding, on high-finish board. The engravings appeared in August number of magazine, which is now sold out. They are highly desirable souvenirs of the First American Convention

Grammar Propaganda Cards, 50 for 13c; 100  .25

Amerika Invitas la Kvinan, five for  .  .  .  .  .05

A travesty on Bartholdi's "Liberty" showing the statue holding a green star; entrance to New York Harbor, with Brooklyn Bridge. Two colors

Esperanto Flag Card (Mrs. Bird), two  .  .  .  .  .05


Most of our subscribers understand that the whole business of this house is to push the propaganda of Esperanto in every possible manner. Send your subscriptions to other magazines and newspapers of the United States through us. We receive commissions on all American publications. You will save the exchange, save writing an additional letter and we will receive a commission which will be promptly invested in the Esperanto propaganda. Remember that our sole business is to push Esperanto, and buy all books and magazines through us


Elements of Esperanto, 16-page pamphlet; 10 for 10c; 50 for 30c; 100  .  .  .  .  .50

Delivered, per 1,000, $4.60; if sent collect, $3.00. Any club can have 5,000 with name and address, and other matter, for $15.00; or a special edition of same matter on four large pages, not folded, 5,000 copies for $5.00. Two or three weeks' delay on delivery of special orders

"What is Esperanto?" Free for postage, per lb.  .  .  .  .  .08

A special circular, 6x9 inches, fine heavy book paper. One side propaganda display matter, the other publisher's first announcement of American Esperanto Book. Several thousand remain to be distributed free for postage. About 100 to the pound

Troiseme Congres Universel  .  .  .  .  $0.05

With a French title, this is a pamphlet of 54 large pages reprinted clippings from the English press about Esperanto and the Cambridge Congress. It is a formidable propaganda document, which the Centra Oficejo permits us to distribute free. The 5c covers only postage expenses and tariff. Very valuable for help in preparing newspaper articles

"Amerika Esperantisto," per pound  .  .  .  .  .04

Several hundred copies of this magazine, issues of April, May, June and July, 1908. Some slightly soiled. The rate on this class of matter is four cents per pound, and a bundle will be sent free on receipt of postage. We reserve right to refund and cancel orders sent us, and to mark each copy "sample"