"Three sixpenny and four sevenpenny," I said casually, flicking the dust off my shoes with a handkerchief.
"Sixpenny or sevenpenny?" said the girl, trying to put me off my balance at the very beginning.
In England, an edition of 5,000 copies a fortnight was the rule for many months after the one-volume edition appeared; hundreds of thousands have been circulated in the sixpenny and sevenpenny editions; it has been translated into most foreign tongues; and it is still, after thirty years, a living book.
I also bought off him a couple of well-worn sevenpenny novels.
It is to be added that the tremendous supply of sevenpenny bound volumes of modern fiction, and of shilling bound volumes of modern belles-lettres
Shaw, Hewlett, and Hope have written an official account of their impressions of the great sevenpenny question, and it appears in the current number of the _Author_.
It is comforting to perceive that this wickedness on the part of the sevenpenny reprint cannot indefinitely continue.
Well, it is notorious that if the sevenpenny publishers are publishing one particular book just now, that book is "Kipps."
Did the mandarins imagine that they were going to stop the sevenpenny, that anything could stop it?
Thirdly, the sevenpenny reprint of the popular novel is ruining the already ruined six-shilling novel.