British Fiction, 18001829

MATURIN, Charles Robert. Fatal Revenge (1807)

Publishing Papers

Ledger Entries:

Divide Ledger Entry, Longman & Co.
[18 July 1807]. The impression consisted of 750 copies.
[July 1807]. Total outlay (paper, printing and misc. expenses): 216. 4. 0.
[July 1807]. To advertising: 20. 0. 0.
July–Aug 1807. Copies sent to the following: 25 July, 1 copy bds sent to Mr Kingsbury; 10 Aug, 2 copies bds ‘delivered [per?] Mr Bells ord[er]’.
Oct [1808?]. By this date, 423 copies had been sold for a total of 290. 16. 3.
[?Oct 1808]. Half profits to author: 27. 6. 1½; half profits to Longman & Co, 27. 6. 1½.
[n.d.]. To correcting proofs and reading MS: 10. 10. 0.
27 July 1809. A further 62 copies had been sold by this date, for a total of 42. 12. 6.
[July 1809]. Half profits to author: 16. 1. 3; half profits to Longman & Co: 16. 1. 3.
1810. To further advertising: 1. 17. 8.
25 July 1810. A further 19 copies had been sold by this date, for a total of 13. 1. 3.
[July 1810]. Half profits to author, 5. 11. 9½; half profits to Longman & Co, 5. 11. 9½.
[Account carried forward to opposite page].
Source: Longman Divide Ledger 1D, p. 26.
Notes: Unless stated otherwise, copies of the work were accounted for at the trade price of 0. 13. 9 each. Copies were delivered to individuals at a cost of 0. 1. 0 each. Date of impression and outlay costs are from the Longman Impression Book, which also shows that vols 1 & 2 were printed by Stower, and vol. 3 by Woodfall. See Longman Impression Book No. 3, fol. 134.

Divide Ledger Entry, Longman & Co.
[Account carried forward from opposite page].
June 1811. By this date, 72 copies had been sold as follows: 36 sold for a total of 24. 15. 0; 12 sold at 0. 1. 0 per vol., for a total of 1. 16. 0; 24 sold at a trade sale on 8 Nov 1810, for a total of 9. 12. 0. Total sum from the sale of these 72 copies: 36. 3. 0.
June 1811. Half profits paid to author [written in margin: R Bell], 17. 19. 1 [paid in cash, July 1811]; half profits to Longman & Co, 17. 19. 1.
June 1812. A further 21 copies had been sold by this date, for a total of 14. 8. 9.
June 1812. Half profits to author, 7. 4. 4 [paid 11 Sept 1813]; and Longman & Co, 7. 4. 5.
June 1813. A further 12 copies had been sold by this date, for a total of 8. 5. 0.
June 1813. Half profits to author, 4. 2. 6 [paid 11 Sept 1813]; half profits to Longman & Co, 4. 2. 6.
[Account carried forward to divide ledger 1D, p. 29].
Source: Longman Divide Ledger 1D, p. 26.
Notes: Unless stated otherwise, copies of the work were accounted for at the trade price of 0. 13. 9 each. A commission of 2½ per cent was deducted from the revenue of the trade sale.

Divide Ledger Entry, Longman & Co.
[Account carried forward from divide ledger 1D, p. 26].
[Aug? 1814]. The 138 copies brought forward were sold by this date as follows: 94 sold at 0. 4. 0. each at the Globe T[avern], for a total of 18. 16. 0; 32 sold at 0. 4. 0. each, for a total of 6. 8. 0.; 12 sold at 0. 13. 9. each, for a total of 8. 5. 0. Total earned: 33. 9. 0.
15 Aug 1814. Half profits [in cash] to author [written in margin: P Proctor], 16. 0. 5; half profits to Longman & Co, 16. 0. 4.
Source: Longman Divide Ledger 1D, p. 29.
Notes: A duty of 5 per cent, and a commission of 2½ per cent, were deducted from the revenue of the Globe Tavern trade sale, for a total of 1. 8. 3.

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