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[Letter and reply] 1802 October 11 [to] Cadell and Davies, London

Author: John Playfair
Publisher: 1802.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Playfair states that the second part of the fifth volume of Transactions of the Royal Society has been printed and will be shipped to London; he will send the recipients 200 copies and asks them to advise about the advertising schedule. Playfair also requests that a copy be sent to the Royal Society and another copy to Sir Joseph Banks. As for his own book (Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth, 1802),  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: John Playfair; Cadell & Davies; John Playfair
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Playfair
OCLC Number: 919623338
Notes: This document includes the original letter from Playfair to his publishers, Cadell and Davies; the publishers have then replied to Playfair in the space on the second recto sheet. The letter is date stamped. See also a letter from Banks in the collection.
Description: 2 unnumbered leaves ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 18 cm
Responsibility: John Playfair.

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Playfair states that the second part of the fifth volume of Transactions of the Royal Society has been printed and will be shipped to London; he will send the recipients 200 copies and asks them to advise about the advertising schedule. Playfair also requests that a copy be sent to the Royal Society and another copy to Sir Joseph Banks. As for his own book (Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth, 1802), Playfair would like to learn about the progress of its sales, especially in Dublin; he asks that copies be sent to Robert Berry, Major William Rennel, and Dr. Thomson. His booksellers, Cadell and Davies have included their reply on the second recto sheet, stating that they received the copies, have forwarded the requested volumes, and are awaiting instructions about price.

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