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#0384: Willa Cather to Roger L. Scaife, April 7 [1917]

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Dear Mr. Scaife1;

I will be glad to help4 in any way about Albertieri5's book6. I don't suppose he will want to split it, as from his point of view it seems a complete and logical presentation of the subject.

With regard to the decoration of my book7, I think Benda8 might be able to do it. His half-tone illustrations are rather too mannered, but he used to do good head9 and tailpieces pi tailpieces10, and he knows the material. I will try to have a talk with him and let you know about it later. The samples of binding I will return soon, naming a first and second choice. Within the next four weeks I shall know whether this story is going to come together in time for fall publication or not. I think it will.

I hear from a bookseller in Oxford Junction, Iowa11, that he has had several orders for "O Pioneers!"12 and has been utterly unable to fill them. Will you please have a notice to the effect that there is a new e printing of the book to; Mr. Arthur Grimwood13, Oxford J Junction, Iowa.

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Isn't there a statement of sales due me sometime in April?

—31st April

If I can't get better reports of "Green Mansions"14 than you did, I am afraid I shall have to send you some candy15.

Faithfully Willa S. Cather HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
APR 10 859 AM -17
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HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY RIVERSIDE PRESS-CAMBRDIGE
1917 APR 10