[Milton-L] PUBS-MiH, PL: the gap between the early editions

Duran, Angelica A duran0 at purdue.edu
Mon Apr 17 11:55:05 EDT 2017


Dear friends,

In relation to this e-conversation, please do tell if you know of a good article, chapter, or book on the development of book contracts in England, Europe, and/or Latin America. I am planning on re-reading Kerry MacLennan’s 2010 Milton Quarterly article, “John Milton’s Book Contract for Paradise Lost”; Dennis Griffin’s 1990 Milton Quarterly article, “The Beginnings of Modern Authorship”; and Kevin Pask’s The Emergence of the English Author (2005) with the practical aspects more in mind than I did upon first reading, but I am looking for something practical and more general to complement my reading list. Many thanks, all.

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Angelica Duran
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From: <milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu> on behalf of "Creamer, Kevin" <kcreamer at richmond.edu>
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Date: Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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Subject: [Milton-L] FW: PL: the gap between the early editions

Forwarding the message below from Tom Corns.

Kevin Creamer

From: <milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu> on behalf of Thomas Corns <t.n.corns at bangor.ac.uk>
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Date: Monday, 17 April 2017 at 15:49
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Subject: [Milton-L] PL: the gap between the early editions

Carl poses an interesting question, which can be pushed a little further with the evidence of the receipt signed on 26 April 1669 for the five pounds owing to him on the sale of 1300 copies of the first edition.

My conjecture is that the receipt marked the sale in multiple batches to a number of London booksellers. The last two batches, to Thomas Helder, are date 1669, and it would have probably been unwise and perhaps unethical for Samuel Simmons to have printed more copies till Helder had had opportunity to sell the stock he had taken on. His shop was quite close to Simmons’s shop, which might have been a factor. I assume Helder was finding it quite hard to move his copies in a market which had had access to the publication since 1667.

I think the sale-or-return deal isn’t part of the booktrade till the nineteenth century, though would be very interested if that’s not the case.

Tom Corns



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