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.
This contract entered into this ------ day of ---------, 19-, by and between
A. B., of ---------, party of the first part, and The C. D. Company, a corporation duly organized under the laws of ---------, party of the second part, Witnesses:
That said party of the first part, in consideration of the promises and agreements of said party of the second part herein contained, hereby sells, assigns, transfers and sets over unto said party of the second part the manuscript of a certain literary work of which he is the author and proprietor, entitled
---------, together with all the literary property, right, title and interest in and to said literary work, and all profit, benefit and advantage to be derived from printing, publishing and vending the same, hereby granting unto said party of the second part 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.
Said party of the first part further promises and agrees, upon the consideration aforesaid:
1. To prepare a full index to said literary work and to deliver said manuscript and index to said party of the second part on or before ---------, 19-, said manuscript and index to be of sufficient length to constitute a book of between
--------- and --------- printed pages, of type and arrangement similar to a book entitled,---------.
2. To superintend the printing of said work and to correct the proof thereof. In consideration whereof said party of the second part hereby promises and agrees:
1. To pay to said party of the first part the sum of ---------dollars ($---------) as follows; ---------$-------cash in hand, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged; $---------when said manuscript and index are delivered to said party of the second part as hereinbefore provided; and the balance of $----------- when the proof of said work has been corrected and returned to the printer by said party of the first part.
2. To deliver to said party of the first part, free of cost, --------- copies of said book.
It is mutually agreed by and between the parties hereto on the considerations aforesaid that if said book when printed shall contain less than the number of pages above specified, then said purchase price shall be reduced in proportion to the number of pages short.
In witness whereof, etc.
For assignment of rights, see Sec. 3789 and 3790.