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Book Description

Bifolium, 23 x 18cm, 2ff. (second leaf recto blank & verso addressed with remains of seal), fold lines from storage. Thirty-two line letter to booksellers Cadell & Davis in the Strand. Cadell & Davis at 141, Strand were booksellers and publishers who operated between 1793 and 1819 after which Thomas Cadell continued alone (BBTi). Here the writer, possibly Edward Daniel Clarke, a travel author published by Cadell and Davies, writes in relation to a Mr Sidney whom he feels should have preference of “...printing our joint stock at fair & regular prices, such as those of Mr Strahan, Hansard, or other respectable printers.” He further goes on to say that “...our joint votes ought to carry the question in our meetings with Longmans.” Of interest are further comments about the contemporary practice of “...the policy of sending printing out of the metropolis.”
Author [Autograph Letter From R. Philip To Cadell & Davis Booksellers, Strand].
Date [Dated Jan 9th 1816].
Publisher [Tavistock Square, London]:

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