ISBIf^ER & CO., LIMPED.
GOOD WORDS. I8BI8TER'8
„„„„,„ „««.-.„. 15 & 16, Tavistock Street,
sunday magazine. ' 8chool. books.
. . Covent Garden,
_ prize book8,
telegraphic address. london, w.c.
TELEPHONE No. 1392 OERRARO.
Office of MANAGING DIRECTOR,
January 2nd, ,
My dear London,
Yours of December Ilth is Just to hand. tTith
regard to the terms of the Clause which you quote from your
Agreement with Macmillans. There is only one serious objection
which I have to make and that is in regard *.o the illustrations.
It is possible for theMacmlllan Company to interpret it as
compelling us to pay them one-half of the cost of any illustration
they pSase to make for their .American edition. This v/ould be
not only unjust but very absurd. The whole matter of book
illustration is very different in England and America and
perhaps I cannot point that out more clearly to you than by
calling your attention to the case of the Lippfincott illustrations for HA Daughter of the Snows". \7e should have had to have
paid about 200$ for the use of the plates and I honestly do not
believe that with the English public they would have sold us one
single copy of the book. There are a great nmy boolss which if
I was bringing out on both sides of the water I should
illustrate in the Mar lean edition and not in the English, Many
others Thich I should Illustrate much more fully in America.
It would be entirely ridiewlous for ITacmillans to be able to
have as many Illustrations as they please made for the American