British Fiction, 18001829

PORTER, Anna Maria. Knight of St John, The (1817)

Publishing Papers

Ledger Entries:

Impression Book Entry, Longman & Co.
Oct 1817.
The impression consisted of 1750 copies; it appears that 1778 were actually printed (1258 on 10 Oct and 520 on 1 Nov). The printer was Strahan.
Payment to author: 315. 0. 0.
To advertising: 60. 0. 0.
Oct 1817. Copies sent to the following: 9 Oct, 12 copies bds to author; 18 Oct, 2 copies bds to reviews; 30 Oct, 1 additional copy to Porter.
3 July 1818. Presented to the author: 50. 0. 0.
Source: Longman Impression Book No. 6, fol. 115.
Notes: The 1st and 2nd edns were combined in the impression of 1750 copies. The impression book appears to indicate that on 3 July 1818, £50 was ‘presented [to] author’. The sum itself is questionable (it could be 150, for example), and it is unclear what this payment is for. It is possibly either an advance, or a payment for the copyright of the 2nd edn.

Impression Book Entry, Longman & Co.
May [1818].
The 3rd edn consisted of 500 copies. The printer was Strahan.
To advertising: 9. 8. 0[?]; to further advertising, [n.d.], 0. 8. 7.
4 July 1818. 6 copies bds sent to author.
6 Jan 1821. 1 copy bds sent to Sir R. K. Porter.
Source: Longman Impression Book No. 6, fol. 167v.

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