January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO ROBERT LEIGHTON ; 22 July 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560722-TC-RLE-01; CL 31: 133


5. Cheyne Row Chelsea 22 july, 1856—

By great good luck I have got the two wrong Volumes of Voltaire made right (or as good as right) in the nick of time. Vol 70 was wanting altogether; I have got it here,—identical, except that the Paper is thicker, and the margins broader (more to shear off, before it come to the size of the others). Vol. 64, as the Binder now has it, wants a sheet; I have got it here complete,—he has to send me back that volume, and adopt this.1

Be so good as send for these new voll. 70 & 64;—and tell yr man to take double pains with the Book; for it is now complete in all parts, so far as I know!

The vol. of Oeuvres de Frédéric is also lying here for you, tied together,—3 parts,—“tome 27: 3 parties” (or some such lettering).— Both those Books lie here with your Address upon them: the sooner your man comes, he will be the welcomer.

And pray let us now get thro' it without any delay that can be helped!—

In great haste /

T. Carlyle