Contracts, agreements and Autograph and Typed Letters Signed relating to the publication of "The New London Spy", including twenty-one contracts with the Autograph Signatures of most of the contributors.

The New London Spy, ed. Hunter Davies
Publication details: 
London, 1965-71.
SKU: 2525

Most of the documents are typewritten on A4, some are creased and torn but the overall condition is good. A fascinating glimpse into the world of sixties publishing. Three-page typewritten contract between Hunter Davies and Anthony Blond Ltd initialled on each leaf by Davies and with his autograph signature on the last leaf, together with agreements relating to foreign and paperback rights with Holt-Blond Ltd, Corgi and Bantam Books, Sugar Editore and Editions Robert Laffont. Five Autograph Letters Signed, Three Typed Letters Signed and twenty-one contracts. Contracts signed by: David Benedictus, Jeffrey Bernard (one of several marked 'not valid'), Nicholas Carroll, Richard de Coustillan, Diana Crawford (contract made out to Jonathan Routh), Quentin Crewe, Roy East (two), Peta Fordham, Martin Green, Allan Hall, Philip Knightley (two and one Autograph Card Signed), Anthony Lejeune (with Autograph Letter Signed), Andrew McCall, Philip O'Connor (two), Andrew Salkey (with one Typed Letter Signed), Miles Tomalin (with two Autograph Letters Signed by Tomalin), John Trevisick, Jane Wilson; letters from Michael Horovitz, Michael Bateman and Irene Josephy (literary agent to Lejeune and Bernard (who 'has been away'). The contracts reveal who was commissioned to write what, and also who were originally commissioned but did not appear.