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Manuscript Memorandum and Manuscript Receipt, both signed ('Mortimer Collins') by the poet and novelist Edward James Mortimer Collins, assigning copyrights of his works to the London publishers Henry S. King & Co.

Mortimer Collins [Edward James Mortimer Collins] (1827-1876), English poet and novelist [Henry S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill, London publishers]

Editorial: Both dated from Knowl Hill Twyford Berks. 19 March and 14 December 1872, 1872
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ONE (memorandum): Headed: 'Memorandum of an Agreement between Messrs: Henry S. King & Co: of 65 Cornhill London of the one part and Mortimer Collins Esqre. of Knowl Hill, Twyford, Berks of the other part.' 19 March 1872. 1p., folio. In fair condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Pencil annotations. Five stamps at head (four embossed and one ink). Laying out, with dates, payments totalling £450, to which a further £200 are to be added that day, in consideration of which Collins assigns to the firm the copyrights of '"The Inn of Strange Meetings" - "The Secret of Long Life" - "The Princess Clarice" and "The Silchesters" [.] and also of "The Ivory Gate" - "The Vivian Romance" "Marquis and merchant" and "Two Plunges for a Pearl"'. TWO (receipt): 1p., landscape 12mo. In good condition, on aged paper. Signed by Collins over a purple one penny Inland Revenue stamp. Reads: 'Knowl Hill | Twyford Berks | December 14 - 1872. | £200 : 0 : 0 | Received of messrs: Henry S. King & Co. publishers 65 Cornhill London the sum of Two Hundred Pounds for the Copyright of the M.S. novel entitled "Mr. Carrington" which they are at liberty to bring out when and how they think fit. | [signed] Mortimer Collins'. In 1873 'Mr. Carrington' was published by the firm, under the name 'R. T. Cotton'.'. N° de ref. de la librería 12859

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Título: Manuscript Memorandum and Manuscript Receipt...

Editorial: Both dated from Knowl Hill Twyford Berks. 19 March and 14 December 1872

Año de publicación: 1872

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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