1824- 1825

The Collected Letters, Volume 3


TC TO MESSRS. TAYLOR & HESSEY; 6 August 1824; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18240806-TC-TAHE-01; CL 3:119-120.


Birmingham 6th August 1824


Being desirious of publishing, in a separate form with various alterations and enlargements, the Essay on Schiller's Life and Writings; several parts of which have already appeared in your Magazine, I beg leave to offer it to you on the following terms

1st It being understood that as matters actually stand I am entitled to a remuneration at the rate of 7½ guineas per sheet for the Article as it now appears or is to appear in the London Magazine, you shall for an additional Sum of £50 have liberty to print 1000 copies of the new and enlarged work, as a separate book

2d The extent of my enlargements shall be such as would make the book occupy at least Six Sheets of the Magazine

3d The fifty Pounds above mentioned, together with the preceding remuneration at the rate of 7½ guineas per sheet shall be paid me on the day of publication

4th That I shall have 25 Author's Copies

5th That after the sale of this first edition, the Copy right of the Work shall be mine

Should these terms meet with your acceptance be so good as [to] tell me so in writing and the bargain will be concluded. I remain Gentlemen. Your obedient Servt

(signed) Thomas Carlyle.4