Letter from John Lehmann to The Book Society (03/07/1941)

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[[MS 2750/550/4/5]]


The Book Society, 
13 Grosvenor Place, S.W.1.


3rd July, 1941.


Dear Sirs,


Thank you for your letter of the 1st July concerning Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf. We note that you will put it on your August Recommended List. We regret that we were unable to send you proof copies at an earlier date, and will do our best to let you have proofs of Miss Sackville-West's new novel well in advance of the proposed publication date. We would like to point out, however, that in these days when the delays caused by difficulties in obtaining paper and quick service from the overburdened printers seem to increase the whole time, it is hardly possible to let you have proofs as far ahead of publication as two or three months. We assume that a duplicate typescript is of no use to you.


Yours truly, | John Lehmann. [signature]

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Letter from John Lehmann to The Book Society (03/07/1941)


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John Lehmann informs the Book Society that he cannot send the proof copies for Between the Acts earlier.


Typescript letter signed by Lehmann