This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
In consideration of the sum of --------- dollars ($---------), received to my full satisfaction of C. D., of ---------, I hereby sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said C. D. the manuscript of a certain literary work, on the subject of --------. of which I am the author and proprietor, entitled ---------, together with all my literary property, right, title and interest in and to said literary work, and all the profit, benefit and advantage to be derived from printing, publishing and vending the same, hereby granting unto the said C. D., his administrators, executors and assigns, full' power and authority to enter said literary work for copyright (and to apply for and receive the renewal and extension of said copyright), under the provisions of the laws of the United States.
In witness whereof, etc.
For form of contract for publication on royalty basis, see Sec. 3891.