Letter from Leonard Woolf to E.M.Forster (28/06/1923)




[[MS 2750/93/38]]




Dear Morgan,


We have sent your corrections on to Clark to-day It would be impossible to have the came cover as it would take much too long to get the paper. The only thing to do is to rush it out in the shortest possible time. Simpkin, Marshall took another 50 yesterday and we have now sold out all except 10 or 12 copies. So we are having it bound in enclosed paper and simply title and name printed on it. I propose 3/- as the price. We are printing 1000 copies and binding 500. We shall make about £25 £75 on the first edition of which your share will be £25. Clark's estimate for printing the 1000 and binding 500 is £40. We shall have to spend about £10 on advertising and a few on distributio [sic], so that we must sell 500 copies at least to cover expenses of reprinting. But I think it is well worth the risk.


Yours | LW [signature]

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Source: MS 2750/93/38

Letter from Leonard Woolf to E.M.Forster (28/06/1923)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Woolf informs Forster that he has sent his corrections to R. & R. Clark and that they are unable to get the same cover. He proposes a price and states how many copies he is printing and how many he is binding. He states that they will have to sell 500 copies to cover their expenses.

Typescript letter signed by Woolf