Letter from Leonard Woolf to E.M.Forster (24/06/1923)




[[MS 2750/93/35]]


24 June, 1923


Dear Morgan,


I'm getting an estimate for the second edition from Clark, because they print so well, have been very nice to us, and are absolutely reliable about time. I propose a cheaper edition bound in stiff paper and the same terms as before. Do you approve? We sold 74 copies last week and now have about 90 left. On Wednesday morning we sold the last copy which we had in the house, on Wednesday afternoon Simpkin, [sic] Marshall rang up to say they must have another 50 at once and at the same moment the binder finished binding the last 150 and delivered the 50 straight to Simpkin.


I gave your address to Mr Brace of Harcourt, Brace & Co. who came here to tea. He is after the American rights of your novel. They are very nice people to deal with, and, if they give you good terms, I should far rather to go to them in America than any one else I know.


I am glad your eyes are better. Yes, do come here after your return.


Leonard [signature]

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Source: MS 2750/93/35

Letter from Leonard Woolf to E.M.Forster (24/06/1923)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Woolf informs Forster that he has requested a quote for the second edition from R. & R. Clark. He also discusses Harcourt & Brace and American rights.

Typescript letter signed by Woolf