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BLOOMFIELD, Robert (1766-1823). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to the book-collector Thomas Hill (1760-1840), 1 page 4to with address on the reverse, City Road, 28 March 1812. Discussing an agreement that he had apparently entered into with the publisher Longman.

'On waiting upon Mr Park I found him imprest with the same idea with yourself, and he proposed calling immediately on Mr Longman (then at Hampstead) and from him we learnt that they would gladly purchase the whole interest of Messrs Vernon and Hood; and find, moreover that they, naturally enough, are inclined to look after my interest as connected with their own, and the best interest of the publications. ... This determination sets aside the proposed meeting on Monday.'

The publishers Vernon and Hood had brought out The Farmer's Boy, by far Bloomfield's most successful work, in 1800.
[No: 25772]

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