Letter from The Hogarth Press to R. & R. Clark (24/07/1929)



[[MS 2750/570/4]]


Messrs. R. & R Clark 
Brandon Street, 


July 24th. 1929.


Dear Sirs:




We herewith return revised first proofs of pp.1-80 inclusive of the above book and shall be glad to have the second proofs as soon as possible.


Within the next week we shall know whether or not an American publisher wants sheets for a limited edition of this book. If so, we shall want it completed (printed or bound) and 350 copies despatched to the United States by the s.s. "CAMERONIA" sailing from Glasgow on August 24th and which closes for cargo on the 23rd. We presume this will be possible for you if we return proofs for revise before the end of this week and you let us have second proofs at once, which we will revise and send back by return. The limited edition would consist of 450 copies - 350 copies with American imprint and 100 copies with our imprint - printed on paper similar to that used in Palmer's "JUDGEMENT OF VILLON" but in Cr. 8vo. size, also same binding but using Winterbottom's cloth either 700 or 710. The jacket will also be the same as used on VILLON.


Perhaps you will let us have an estimate for the 450 copies and if it is not possible for you to complete the work in time to catch the "CAMERONIA" please give us the earliest date on which you could complete and despatch to America. It is very necessary to catch the "Cameronia" if at all possible.


Yours faithfully, | [signature is not captured]

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Letter from The Hogarth Press to R. & R. Clark (24/07/1929)


University of Reading, Special Collections

The Hogarth Press returns a partial proof of A Room of One's Own and requests an estimate for 450 copies of the book for a limited American edition of the book.

Typescript letter unsigned