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I'll simply have to insist on seeing foundry proofs3 of the pages of "April Twilights."4 The printers5 mistakes are of such a character that I can't risk it any other way. The most serious errors were not in the galleys6.
They will probably say they don't serve foundry proofs to customers; but they can do it, without trouble, and I'll make no corrections except as regards technical matters—omission of words etc.
I understand I am to autograph the first 450 copies: Well, just tell them I won't autograph one copy of a book of nonsense-rhymes. So, you see, we have them: They ought to be ashamed of such careless work."Hastily" (in every sense) Willa Cather
Foundry proofs, tell them. I'm paying twenty-five dollars to have them read properly. They will be held up only a few days.