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John Muir


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Agreement, made the--twentv-ninth----day o£-......July......1901between------------John Muir...................................of-------------Martinez, California------------------------and HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY, of the City of Boston, Publishers.1. Said------------Muir-----------------hereby grants and assignsto Houghton, Mifflin and Company a work, the subject or title of which is----------------------------OUR NATIONAL PARKS---------------------with all translations, abridgments, selections, and rights therefor of said work, or parts thereof, with exclusive right and power, in their own name, or in the name of said----------Muir- —-------to take out copyright thereof, copyright.and any renewal of the same, and publish said work during the term of said copyright, in all languages ; said---------------Muir------------------guaranteeing that-----he-----is sole owner of said work, and has full power to make th(is grant; that said work is not a violation of any other copyright, nor Author's guarantee.scandalous or libellous; and that—he---and---his--legal representatives will hold harmless and defend said Houghton, Mifflin and Company against any claim by reason of any such violation of another copyright, or any scandalous or libellous matter in said work.2. Houghton, Mifflin and Company agree to publish said work at their own expense in such style as they deem best suited to its sale; and to pay Publication.said------------------~Muir, his---------- -----representative or assigns,----ten-----per cent, on their trade-list (retail) price for each copy Author royalty. by them sold until two thousand have been sold, and fifteen per cent on all sold over and above that number.The trade-list(retail) price, on which said percentage shall be paid, shall be that of the cloth style of binding; but if an edition shall be issued in paper covers, the percentage on said paper-covered edition shall be subject to special agreement. And Houghton, Mifflin and Company shall render always, on application Statement of account and payment therefor, semi-annual statements of account, in the months of—March____and-September- and make settlement in cash four months after date of each statement, unless the amount is less than One Hundred Dollars, in which case it shall be paid in cash at date. In case an edition of the work shall be sold at a reduced price for export, the percentage to be paid thereon to said-----------Ifelg-----------shall be--------five----------per cent. on the trade list (retail) price.3. Houghton, Mifflin and Company may publish, or permit others to publish, such selections from said work as they think proper to benefit its sale, Selections, translations, abridgments, etc. without compensation to the grantor herein; but the compensation for translations and dramatizations shall be subject to agreement between the parties hereto. If Houghton, Mifflin and Company sell the right to publish selections or abridgments, the revenue or payment therefor shall be divided equally between the parties hereto.[02879]



Date Original

1901 Jul 29


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0793

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Page 4


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