The House of Macmillan through fifty editions in the first thirty years, and, like " Charley's Aunt," is still running, cannot be far short of some of Mrs. Wood's remarkable figures. " Alice in Wonderland," another immediate and permanent success, must be mentioned, if only for the sake of re-telling the always delightful tale of Queen Victoria's delight in that little masterpiece, and her request to the publishers to send her anything else by the same author. Lewis- Carroll, it will be remembered, was a mathematician as well as a humorist, and it is solemnly recorded that the very next work of his, which duly reached her Majesty, was " An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, with their Application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraical Geometry." Alexander Macmillan died in 1896, a year after the iirm had been turned into a limited liability company, and a year also before the move was made to St. Martinis Street, to What is probably the most imposing publishing house in the kingdom. The present head, Sir Frederick Macmillan, who was educated at Uppingham, and admitted to partnership in 1874, gained some of his early experience in New York, in connection with the American branch which his firm had started there live years previously. The New York business has since developed into the separate and flourishing concern known as the Macmillan Company, of which the partners of the parent house are still directors. For many years Sir Frederick has been a leading light of the publishing world as a whole, as well as of the house in which he preserves the best traditions of the past with the enterprising spirit of the present. He has been President of the Publishers, Association for three years-in 1900, 1901, and I91 I-is a trustee of the Booksellers' Provident Institution, and to him was largely due the inauguration of the " net " system, which quietly revolutionised the trade, both in this country and in the United States, by solving the old problem of the evil of underselling. Sir Frederick is also a member of the Council of the Royal Literary Fund, and Chaifmall of the Board of Management of the National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic. It was on the occasion of the opening of the Iubilee Extension Buildings of that institution that he received his knighthood, in 1909, at the hands of King Edward. Associated with Sir Frederick on the board of Macmillan and Co. are his younger brother, Mr. Maurice Crawford Macmillan, an M.A. of Christ's College, Cambridge, who was for six years classical master at St. Paul's School ; and his cousin, Mr. George A. Macmillan (second son of Alexander Macmillan), a Justice of the Peace for London, and Hon. D.Litt. of Oxford. 191