The Handbook for 1949 is the 41st issue. During the past decade its circulation has increased from 1500 to 5500. This year, for the second time, some advertisements of astronomical accessories are inserted. The Officers of the Society appreciate this assistance at the present time of financial difficulty. With regret the price has been raised to 40 cents.
The Handbook for 1948 is the 40th issue. During the past decade the circulation of the Handbook has increased from about 1500 to 5500. This year for the first time a number of advertisements have been included, calling the attention of readers to various astronomical accessories. The Officers of the Society greatly appreciate the support which the firms thus represented have rendered to us at this time of financial difficulty.