To John Stockdale
Paris Oct. 10. 1787.
Your favor of Sep. 21. inclosing your account came safely to hand. I observe one error in it, a History of Philip 3d. charged as a quarto edition 25/. whereas it was the 8vo. edition in 2. volumes which I presume was cheaper. Also the 34. copies of the Notes on Virginia £9–1–4. for which I have no objections to be answerable when the bookseller shall have sold them, but not before.
With respect to the use of the plate for the map, I am allowed 10d. sterling a peice here for those annexed to the French edition, and no objection to it from the bookseller, and those things are dearer in England than here. I could not abate to you, without, in honor, doing the same to him, and then I should not be reimbursed the money I paid for engraving the plate in London, and correcting it in Paris, with charges of transportation &c. so that I could not without loss let them go at less than 10d. a peice, making on the 1025 struck for you £42–14–2.
I inclose an extract from Lackington’s last catalogue, of the articles I should be glad to have, and will beg the favor of you to send me. Send me also
|Martin’s Philosophical grammar|
|Linnaeus on the sexes of Plants||in English|
|Linnaeus’s reflections on the study of nature|
These new additions being made to my account, and the preceding corrections, be so good as to state to me the balance, and I will immediately remit it to you. I suppose it will be under £14. The last books you sent me were very much rubbed, which I mention, that these may be well packed. Be so good as to send me also the copper plate of my map. I am Sir Your very humble servant,
PrC (DLC). The enclosed extract from Lackington’s catalogue has not been identified.