Letter 0542

Anna Hermann to Hans Sloane – December 9, 1698

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Date: December 9, 1698
Author: Anna Hermann
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4037
Folio: ff. 163-164

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Hermann discusses the distribution of Sloane’s books, the book market, and Holland’s book-selling laws. She writes ‘it is the costum in holland that all booksellers set against a book which the [sic] have not print them self so that I am perswathet I have by your direction meet with the best market in Engeland’.

Anna Hermann was the wife of Leiden-based physician and botanist Paul Hermann (1646-1695) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hermann).

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