C. S. Lewis Signed Correspondence between J. M. Dent (Publisher( and C. S. Lewis about Dymer

By: C. S. Lewis

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London: J. M. Dent 1949 - 1955.A collection of seven typed letters or carbon copies, 2 of which are signed by C. S. Lewis between the author and his UK publishers J. M. Dent and between Dent and the American publisher E. P. Dutton regarding the re-publication and rights to his second book. The correspondence begins on the 8th November 1949 with a carbon copy of a letter from Dent. Stock and Royalty department to E. P. Dutton advising "We are planning the republication of C. S. Lewis poem DYMER which was originally issued during 1926 under the pseudonym of Clive Hamilton. The letter goes on to ask whether E. P. Dutton mind if they offer the US edition to The Macmillan Company who "have published most of his work in the USA or if Dutton would like to take the book in which case ââ?¬Å?we shall be glad to quote you for a supply of 1000 copies and would readily understand that you would prefer to keep this author on your list. In reply a typed letter signed from the chairman of E. P. Dutton ââ?¬Å?after careful consideration to reissuing the book passes and suggests offering to Macmillan and ââ?¬Å?therefore relinquish any and all rights previously held in this book. This letter is acknowledged by Dent (carbon copy), the three items bound together with a single stapled to the top left corner. The correspondence then skips to 18th April 1955, the publisher J. M. Dent writing to C. S. Lewis, Esq of Magdalen College, Oxford. ââ?¬Å?We regret to advise you that there is little demand for your book DYMER and we are short of space in our warehouse we have no alternative but to consider disposing of the remaining stock on hand. The publisher endeavors to sell the stock on the remainder market and offers C. S. Lewis two or three copies without charge. Lewis replies from his home address on 20th April "Thanks for your letter ECB/AO of the 18th. I should like to have these. Yours faithfully, C. S. Lewis [signed in blue ink] On 3rd May the publisher replies to advise that they have sent three copies of Dymer under separate cover and ââ?¬Å?We have a total of 370 bound copies of this volume and wonder whether you can suggest any outlet for them at a reduced price. Three days later Lewis replies, ââ?¬Å?I can't think of any method of disposing of the 370 copies of DYMER." Signing his name in blue ink. All four items bound with a single staple to the top left corner. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings

Title: C. S. Lewis Signed Correspondence between J. M. Dent (Publisher( and C. S. Lewis about Dymer

Author Name: C. S. Lewis

Categories: Inklings,

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1949

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 042279