Letter from Leonard Woolf to Norman Leys (16/08/1924)



[[MS 2750/255/31]]


Monk’s House


16 August, 1924


Dear Leys,


I now have your letter which was forwarded by your brother. The question of number of copies to be printed and price is always a difficult one and largely a matter of guessing in the dark. My own opinion is that 1050 copies, price 15/-, and an index is the right decision, though of course later we may regret it. If I were producing the book at my risk that is what I should decide on, I am sure. Your brother seems to favour 1050 copies, price 12/6, and no index. Let me have your final decision. Of course, if you were to prefer it, I will decide for you, exactly as if I were taking the risk, but, as you are bearing the risk, I think it better to give you all the data for a decision of this kind and let you decide.


Yours │ Leonard Woolf [signature]

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Source: MS 2750/255/31

Letter from Leonard Woolf to Norman Leys (16/08/1924)



University of Reading, Special Collections

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Leonard Woolf informs Leys that he has now the letter from his brother. He also talks about how difficult it is to answer questions about the number of copies to be printed and pricing, but offeres Leys his opinion. Woolf also relays what Leys brother's opinion is. Woolf offers to make a decison for him if Leys would prefer, but ultimately lets Leys decide.


Typescript letter signed by Woolf