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#2699: Carbon Copy of Letter Written on Behalf of Willa Cather to Desmond Flower, April 14, 1938

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Dear Mr. Flower1,

Mr. Knopf3 has shown me your letter of March 30th and I am delighted to learn that you are going to be able to add THE SONG OF THE LARK4 to your list. This meets with my full approval, it being understood, of course, that you will not continue a cheap edition of this book, i.e., I don’t want it to be published by you at less than seven shillings six pence and that you will not reprint the text which Cape5 used in the Traveller’s Library6. I have made heavy revisions7 and Mr. Greenslet8 will be sending you shortly the revised text which I want you to follow. And please include in your edition of THE SONG OF THE LARK the special preface which I wrote for the Traveller’s Library edition.

I would be glad if you would draw up your usual agreement for this book and send it to me in Mr. Knopf’s care. Needless to say, I don’t expect the terms that you would offer for a new novel.

Yours sincerely, Willa Cather Cassell & Company, Ltd. Attention: Desmond Flower, Esq. La Belle Sauvage London9, E. C. 4 b