Three pages. 1863. Written on gray laid paper, with embossed lion seal. Written by Emily Faithfull to her cousin, also named Emily, with the fascinating plan to market and advertise her work by sending out large numbers of just the title pages. "83A Farringdon St. E.C., Feb 12th /63. Dear Emily, I will send the parcel to you at Norwood, but I shall detain it...." "in order to send you 500 title pages with a first sentence to the Reader..." "...if you will send this widely it will be a good thing & you might at once send them to the Clergy on the list you have obtained..." "...if you will keep an acct. of stamps they may charged against the acct. of the book. I am quite satisfied with the sale of it; it is going on very steadily at any rate. I thought you wld like to see what "the Reader" said, but it does alter my my opinion of the book..." "and if we send the title page out, we are sure of orders.." She closes with another half page of pleasantries and arrangements for meeting. Signed, "In haste yr affect Cousin, Em. F. What news of James' daughter?" The book in discussion is most probably, "A Welcome: Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose, which was published by her Victoria Press, in 1863. Very good. A most interesting and certainly scarce, lengthy Emily Faithfull ALS, whose letters are seldom seen in the marketplace.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #4880