Document ReferenceLa Mc 2/3/4
TitleLetter from Mabel Luhan, Taos to Laurence Gomme; 2 Apr. [1928]
Date2 April 1928
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionEncloses a letter from D.H. Lawrence [not present]; will send him the order forms when received from Lawrence to whom she has suggested she should hold back 100 copies of the book ['Lady Chatterley's Lover'] to be offered for sale later for 'quite a large sum'; supposes it will be a 'kind of tour de force' and asks for Gomme's opinion on all this and whether he is interested in handling the sale of the 100 copies; suggests increasing the sale price per copy if the book makes an 'impolite or enthusiastic stir'; explains that Lawrence is having a quantity of the unexpurgated version printed in Florence and sold by order forms for ten dollars each; is sure these will be worth far more later to collectors.

Letter from D.H. Lawrence is printed in Boulton'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' vol 6 pp 318-9
Termpublications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten on both sides of a single sheet of plain blue paper; dimensions are 278 x 215 mm; one horizontal and two vertical folds in the paper.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA380Luhan; Mabel Dodge Sterne (1879-1962); née Ganson; American patron of the arts1879-1962
NA75012Gomme; Laurence James (1882-1974); bookseller of New York1882-1974
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