Letter from Barbara Hepworth to Percy Lund Humphries & Company (13/04/1945)

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[[MS 2750/554/6]]


Messrs Percy Lund Humphries 
The Country Press 

April 13th 1945


Dear Sirs,


The Common Reader First and Second Series


In reply to your letter of April 12th and further to our conversation on the telephone with Mr. Parley of your London office, we now find unfortunately that it is not possible for us to get the balance of paper needed for the above books to you in time for you to keep your delivery date of May 15th. We must therefore ask you to be good enough to reduce the run from 3000 copied to 1800 copies of each Series, using the paper which you already have, and we shall supply you with enough paper later to make a second impression, quantity to be decided later.


Will you please therefore print 1200 copies of each Series for H.M. Stationary Office order with special imprint according to the instructions already given you, and 600 or balance printing to paper of each Series for our own Uniform Edition.


We trust we shall be receiving pulls of the prelims [preliminary pages] from you very shortly.


Yours faithfully | for The Hogarth Press | BH*1 [signature]



* Endnote


1. Barbara Hepworth

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Source: MS 2750/554/6

Letter from Barbara Hepworth to Percy Lund Humphries & Company (13/04/1945)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Hepworth informs they can no longer meet the additional amount of paper required for a run of 3000, so asks for a reduction to 1800 copies for each series, and further breaks down the figures. Hepworth states that they will supply them with enough paper to make a second impression later on and informs that prelims will be with them shortly


Typescript letter initialled by Hepworth