Letter from Harold Nicolson to Leonard Woolf (25/10/1924)

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[[MS 2750/317/4]]


Oct. 25. 1924


Dear Woolf,


Vita*1 tells me that you will have [text loss] enclosed[?] printed for me: for which much thanks.


Could I have 50 numbered copies with a slip” note on the fly leaf “Fifty copies only of this [illeg.] study have been printed of which this is No…”?


As regards style of production, I don’t want it to look like a “beautiful book” nor do I want it to look cheap & nasty. Something between the two. I should like the wrapper to be yellow or orange with a white label.


And I should like a proof.


Vita received “Seducers*2” today & is quite delighted with it.


[illeg.] | Harold Nicolson [signature]



1. Vita Sackville West

2. Seducers in Ecuador

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Letter from Harold Nicolson to Leonard Woolf (25/10/1924)



University of Reading, Special Collections

Harold Nicolson writes to say that Vita Sackville-West has informed him that his work is being printed. He offers his suggestion for the note that should be included in the limited run. He also states his preference for the style, which should neither be a 'beautiful book' or 'cheap and nasty' but somewhere in between. He asks for the wrapper to be orange or yellow and requests proof. As a postscript he mentions Vita Sackville-West receiving her work 'Seducers in Ecuador'.


Handwritten letter signed by Nicholson