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#2650: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, July 2 [1932]

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17 ⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ K7/6 Dear Alfred1;

I would like to have your advice about this letter before I answer it. I do not know what the Traveller’s Library3 is, or upon what terms he Cape4 has taken the book over5. He says nothing at all about royalties.

If the book6 is to be re-published in England7, I wish Cassell8 had got hold of it. I don’t feel that it is worth while to write a preface for Mr. Cape,- though perhaps it would be wise to do so in order to mark it this as an early book and not a late one. What do you think9 about that? Greenslet10 told me that a lot of people were insisting that his new edition11 was a new book. I wish Flower12 had got it; I would have been willing to take some pains about it for him. Please return Cape’s letter to me with a word of advice.

Faithfully yoursWilla Cather