Letter from Percy Lund Humphries & Co Ltd to The Hogarth Press (07/05/1942)




[[MS 2750/570/39]]


[pre-printed letterhead] lund humphries Percy Lund Humphries & Co Ltd The Country Press Bradford Printers Publishers Binders London Office: 12 Bedford Square. w.c.1


The Hogarth Press, 
Pixmore Avenue, 


Bradford, 7 May 1942


Dear Sirs,


" A Room of One's Own"


We acknowledge with thanks receipt of the Prelims covered by your letter of May 1st, but before submitting a revise as requested, we are uncertain as to your requirements regarding the imprint at the foot of the Title page which states on your proof "As in Between the Acts".


Apparently this refers to a title of which we have no knowledge, and we shall be glad if your will kindly let us have sight of a copy before submitting revises of the above title.


Woolf: "Orlando"


We are also in receipt of your letter of the 1st inst., accepting our recent Estimate No.115/145 for a reprint of 2,000 copies, for which we are pleased to inform you that we shall require 19 reams of paper (29 x 37 1/2) packed in 516s, or alternatively in the 30 x 40 size.


With reference to this title, may we have your instructions regarding the alterations to the Title page and Verso, as we notice that the previous edition was issued in 1933, on receipt of which we shall be pleased to submit the usual proof of Prelims, etc., for your approval before proceeding. [these last two paragraphs are covered by a large tick]


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Awaiting the favour of an early reply, which will enable us to submit a revise of the first mentioned title,


With compliments, | Yours faithfully, | PERCY LUND, HUMPHRIES & CO.LTD., | AW [signature]

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Letter from Percy Lund Humphries & Co Ltd to The Hogarth Press (07/05/1942)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Percy Lund Humphries & Co Ltd requests clarification on the title page of A Room of One's Own and states the amount of paper needed for Orlando: A Biography.

Typescript letter signed [Unidentified initials]