76 Eaton Square
My dear Mr Talbot
I have left a copy of Petrie’s book <1>
at your house believing that you will wish to have it & will doubtless be much interested by it. – The price of the work is 2 guineas & a half which should you keep it can be paid to me – the expences have been so great that there is scarce [sic] any hope of poor Petrie receiving any remuneration for the years of work which it has cost him: & therefore I am anxious
th to sell as many copies as I can, direct, myself which saves his publisher twenty eight per cent. You may have already ordered the book & if so, my copy can be sent back –
Believe me Yours most truly
1. George Petrie, The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland Anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion, Comprising an Essay on the origin and Uses of the Round Towers of Ireland, which Obtained the Gold Medal and Prize of the Royal Irish Academy, 2nd ed. (Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1845). The dedication was to the Viscount Adare and Prof William Stokes.