Letter from Leonard Woolf to R. & R. Clark (20/06/1923)




[[MS 2750/93/31]]


R & R Clark 
Brandon Street 


20 June, 1923


Dear Sirs,




I enclose a copy of the above book which we printed ourselves and published a week or so ago. It has sold so well that we have already almost exhausted our edition and I am most anxious if possible to be able to bring out a cheaper edition immediately. Would you be good enough to let me have an estimate as follows:


For printing 1000 copies on paper similar to that used in Talks with Tolstoi in 12pt. Garamond type set solid.


For binding 500 copies in paper cover, sample of which is enclosed (Cambrian cover paper, nectarine, @ 8 1/2d. per lb. obtainable from Grosvenor Chater & CO, 68 Cannon St. London) I should like the title, name of author, and THE HOGARTH PRESS, also the words Second Edition, to be printed on the cover and enclosed within an old border similar to that, if possible, on the enclosed pamphlet "Ad Familiares" (which I should be obliged if you would return). Could you send me specimens of such borders which you could use?


Could you let me know the earliest possible time at which you could deliver the 500 copies?


Yours faithfully | Leonard Woolf [signature]

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Reproduced with permission from Penguin Random House  UK archive and library, with thanks to the Society of Authors

Source: MS 2750/93/31

Letter from Leonard Woolf to R. & R. Clark (20/06/1923)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Woolf encloses a copy of Pharos and Pharillon that he has printed himself and asks for an estimate of 1000 copies and 500 bound copies. He encloses a sample of paper that he would like for the binding and asks for the words second edition to be added. Woolf asks for a specimen to see the borders and asks for time frames for delivery. [sample paper not present at the time of cataloguing]

Typescript signed by Woolf