The Garden City Press,
7th February, 1947.
Thank you for the pulls of the lettering for ‘Jacob’s Room’, which you have very kindly set in a smaller size in order to accommodate it on the narrower spine of this edition. This is perfectly O.K. and we return one of the pulls approved accordingly. We note, however, that you have, as in the past, made this case 7 1/[?]” by 4 1/2”. We should have informed you that as we are printing this book on 30 x 40 paper, we have decided to revert to the full Cr 8vo [Crown Octavo] size, e.g. 7 1/2” by 4 3/4”. As two others of this Author’s titles have also recently been reprinted and bound in this size, we thought it advisable to make ‘Jacob’s Room’ uniform with them. I enclose a copy of ‘The Waves’ which will show you the correct size to work to.
In these circumstances, the imprint will have to be dropped a trifle to range with the taller book.
Thanking you for your kind attention in these matters,
We are, | Yours faithfully, | for The Hogarth Press
1. Norah Smallwood
2. Aline Burch