Letter from Leonard Woolf to R. & R. Clark (09/07/1925)

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[[MS 2750/564/4]]


R & R Clark Ltd 
Brandon Street 


9 January, 1925


Dear Sirs,




I have to thank you for your estimate for this book and am glad to approve it with one alteration. I have after all decided not to have the book bound in fancy or marble cloth, and I shall be obliged if you will bind it in Art Vellum Quality R Col [?] 118 (as shown in the other small book of patterns which you recently sent us to keep here). I suppose that this will effect some saving on the estimate. I should like to see a dummy copy showing binding and lettering. The top edges should be stained purple.


I enclose the design for the jacket. Would you get the line block made for this. I shall be obliged if you will see that the block reproduces the design exactly in every particular; the block maker must not redraw or touch up anything in the original, as the sketchiness and irregularities are intentional. I should like to see the proofs of the jacket.


I am returning your book of patterns under separate cover.


Yours faithfully | Leonard Woolf [signature]

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Source: MS 2750/564/4

Letter from Leonard Woolf to R. & R. Clark (09/07/1925)


University of Reading, Special Collections

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Woolf writes to inform that he does not wish the book to be bound in fancy or marble cloth. He chooses from a pattern book that has previously been sent to him.Woolf anticipates that his choice will result in a saving and he requests a dummy copy. He encloses the jacket design , specifically stating that the art style intentional and should not be touched up.

Typescript letter signed by Woolf