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#2556: Willa Cather to Robert S. Josephy, June 26 [1925]

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Dear Mr. Josephy1;

I am sending you the first3 half of the page proofs4 today, the rest will follow in a few days.

Please send me the proof of the dedication page as soon as possible. You remember the text is: For Jan5, because he likes narrative. I’ve never seen a proof of it yet.

I like the jacket design6 fairly well, but I agree with you that it’s too fussy—too much like an illustration. I had hoped for something simple in design and brilliant in color. The blue blue behind the lettering seems to me rather dark and heavy for a jacket. I enclose a little sketch which might give a suggestion—I have no crayons here to indicate the colors.

If you’ve no time to experiment further, I will be satisfied with this sketch of Mr. Fall’s7, however. Don’t hold anything up in order to send me proofs of the jacket. If you are satisfied I think I will be.

Faithfully Willa Cather