British Fiction, 18001829

PORTER, Anna Maria. Sailor's Friendship, and a Soldier's Love, A (1805)

Publishing Papers

Ledger Entries:

Divide Ledger Entry, Longman & Co.
Sept 1805. The impression consisted of 500 copies.
Sept 1805–June 1807. Total outlay (paper, printing and misc. expenses): 59. 11. 0.
Sept 1805–June 1807. Copies sent to the following: 19 Sept 1805, 1 copy bds to Mr Raymond; 20 Sept 1805, 5 copies bds and 1 copy in calf gilt to author; 19 Oct 1805, 1 copy in quires to Miss J[ane] P[orter]; 28 May 1806, 1 copy to Mr Rawlinson Grantham; 10 Jan 1807[?], 1 copy to Gen[era]l Review; 20 Mar 1807[?], 1 copy bds to Miss P[orter].
[Sept 1805]. To advertising: 8. 4. 6. To advertising in Longman & Co Bills[?], 17 Feb 1806, 0. 1. 2.
20 June 1807. By this date, 432 copies had been sold, for a total of 108. 0. 0.
20 June [1807]. Half profits to author, 20. 1. 8; half profits to Longman & Co, 20. 1. 8.
[Account carried forward to divide ledger 1D, p. 98].
Source: Longman Joint Commission and Divide Ledger CD, p. 241.
Notes: Unless stated otherwise, copies of the work were accounted for at the trade price of 0. 5. 0 each. Copies in boards were distributed to individuals (including the author) and reviews at a cost of 0. 0. 8 each; copies in calf gilt at 0. 3. 6 each. The Longman Impression Book shows that additional copies of the work were sent to the author on 4 Aug 1807 and 9 Apr 1812, and that the novel’s printer was Strahan. See Longman Impression Book No. 2, fol. 163v.

Divide Ledger Entry, Longman & Co.
[Account carried forward from ledger CD, p. 241].
[n.d.]. 1 copy sent to Miss A. M. P[orter] at a cost of 0. 0. 8.
[n.d.]. 56 copies sold, for a total of 14. 0. 0.
[n.d.]. Half profits to A M Porter, 6. 19. 8; half profits to Longman & Co, 6. 19. 8.
Source: Longman Divide Ledger 1D, p. 98.
Notes: Unless stated otherwise, copies of the work were accounted for at the trade price of 0. 5. 0 each.

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