Reference numberNLB/10/327
Alternative reference numberNLB/10 p156
TitleCopy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Dulau & Company
Date[8] November 1894
Description[Annotated that this is a draft letter only, sent to Messrs Few & Company] The correspondent has before him a letter of 11th January in which the Messrs express their willingness, if they have the exclusive sale of the separate memoirs of the 'Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society]' both of those already published and of those which have still to appear, to purchase a stock of the 'Phil. Trans.', catalogue the volumes or memoirs, and try to sell them. The Messrs also stipulate that any duplicate volumes that they may require should be supplied to them at the same rate; one fourth of the published price for volumes more than five years old, provided the stock permits, or if taken in sheets ten percent less.

The President and Council are willing to accept these terms and to appoint Dulau & Company the sole agents for the sale of the separate memoirs in Great Britain and Ireland for a term of three years, after which the agreement may be cancelled by either party on giving six months notice to the other in writing.

An arrangement is still in force with Messrs Friedlander of Berlin under which they have been appointed agents for the sale of the publications of the Society on the continent of Europe, but not sole agents.

The terms on which Dulau can be supplied with the publications not published more than five years ago will be twenty five percent off the published price and ten percent commission on the net sales.
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