British Fiction, 18001829

BUONAPARTE, Louis; KENDALL, Edward Augustus (trans.). Maria; or, the Hollanders (1815)

Publishing Papers

Ledger Entries:

Divide Ledger Entry, Longman & Co.
27 Feb 1815. The impression consisted of 750 copies.
Feb 1815–[Feb 1818]. Total outlay (paper, printing and misc. expenses): 142. 19. 0.
[Feb 1815]. Paid to Translator, Mr Kendall: 31. 10. 0.
[Feb 1815–Feb 1818]. To advertising: 40. 10. 0.
Feb 1818. By this date, 539 copies had been sold at 0. 10. 9 each, for a total of 289. 14. 3.
[Feb 1818]. Half profits to Longman & Co, 37. 7. 7½; half profits to Colburn, 37. 7. 7½.
11 Dec 1818. The remaining 211 copies of the novel were divided between Longman & Co and Henry Colburn (Longman & Co taking 105, Colburn taking 106).
Source: Longman Divide Ledger 2D, p. 76.
Notes: A commission of 5 per cent was deducted from sales revenues. Maria was jointly published by Colburn and Longman & Co.

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