Documents associated with: Pamphlet, brown paper
Record 5 of 5
System Number: 08802
Date: [December 1898 / February 1899]
Recipient: Sidney Southgate Pawling
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/39/3
Document Type: ALS
My dear Mr Pawling -
I have your letter - and that is all right -
Now there is I see on some old copy of the Gentle Art, a yellow brown paper - but rather coarsely ribbed - This we wont have -
Indeed I think we could not do better than [p. 2] match if possible the colour and quality of the cover of the few presentation copies - You know which I mean - the little lot that were printed afterwards - with limp covers and top edges gilded - You have some copies by you -
Yes - that is the right thing to do - The brown is frank and the gold tells crisply upon it - Stick to that kind of thing -
Yes much better than the yellowish tone - the Gold must tell upon the brown -
J McN W -
There are other neglects of the printers to tell you of - ! - terrible -
What does MaCall say about Butterflies -
1. [December 1898 / February 1899]
Dated from references to preparations for the publication of Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].
2. Sidney Pawling
Sidney Southgate Pawling (d. 1922), business partner of the publisher W. H. Heinemann [more]. See JW's letter to Pawling explaining that the cover would be printed in London, although the book itself was to be printed in Paris, #09352.
Deep mourning border (12 mm.).
5. Gentle Art
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.