Manuscript Releases, vol. 15 [Nos. 1136-1185]


MR No. 1155—The Danger of Extravagance in Illustrating Our Books

[Note: Adventist ministers’ salaries in 1898 averaged about $12.00 a week, and a one-year subscription to the Review cost $1.50. In that year, 67 illustrations were published in the Review and Herald's total of 840 pages. By way of contrast, the following advertisement for The Desire of Ages, published in the December 27, 1898 issue of the Review, reveals that about
400 illustrations appeared in The Desire of Ages and the
best edition cost $7.00.