From the Dewsbury Reporter, 28th November 1914.
PRINCESS MARY’S GIFT BOOK
[The Gift Book was aimed at the Christmas market, I think. An earlier report on its printing had appeared in The Observer on November 15th, 1914:]
The demand for “Princess Mary's Gift Book” is so great that the printers are working night and day on the first enormous edition. As some evidence of the interest taken by the bookselling trade in “Princess Mary's Gift Book” it may be mentioned that Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son have placed a first order for a minimum of 60,000 copies (one of the largest first orders ever given for a book), while Messrs. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co.'s first order is for minimum of 25,000 copies.