July-December 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 34


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 6 October 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18581006-TC-JN-01; CL 34: 212-213


Chelsea, 6 octr, 1858—

Dear Neuberg,

Since the foregoing1 was written, Gilchrist comes in with tidings abt Weimar Marshall's2 proposed Copy of the Retrospective Review.3 The Book, it seems, is very scarce, and costs from £6 to £8, the whole 16 volumes of it. Gilchrist has picked up one copy, imperfect, but capable of being supplemented by two odd volumes discovered elsewhere, so that it shall want only 1 vol., the last,—at the cheap rate of £2..18 in all. This, I concluded, wd be Marshall's fit; so instructed Gilcht to buy it at once, and pay down 10 / of the price (6 / for the two odd voll. $PL4 / towards that of the other 13 voll.), which he will no doubt do this day. He is to bring the 2 odd voll to the Shop where the 13 are (shop indicated in Note enclosed);4 and there you will find the whole 15,—£2..8 still to pay upon them;—and will only farther have to mention my name in order to get hold of them. It is I that paid the 10 /:—I will pay the remainder, if young Foman (?),5 who was to spediren [dispatch] from Wms & Norgate's, has not the cash also ready. Pray despatch that thing too; and let us hear on Sunday night that it is all off our hands.— Yours always

T. Carlyle 6