Messrs Williams & Norgate
Williams & Norgate were foreign booksellers in Covent Garden. Tauchnitz books were published in English in continental Europe on the strict understanding that they were not re-imported to the UK. The procedure allowed authors to have a few copies for their own use. Although it is likely that such letters were written for all the 30 books by Collins (two of which were written with Dickens) that Tauchnitz published, only five are known. See the similar letter of 1859 accompanied by the relevant form.
|The book was My Lady’s Money and Percy and the Prophet published by Tauchnitz on 3 January 1878. Copies are recorded from December 1877 (Todd & Bowden No.1706).