Appreciates what Murray and the printer are doing to rectify the error [transposition of pages of text in "Geology"]. But if the responsible person will be fined heavily, CD would want to "make some present".
The Lodge Malvern
My dear Sir
I am extremely much obliged by your kind note. I return one (which
will suffice) of my copies & my private copies to be corrected.— I am
very sorry for the expence M
Do you chance to know whether the unfortunate Reader or head Compositor will be fined
heavily, for I cannot bear the thought of this, & if you happen to know
that such is the case & would out of charity direct one of your clerks to inform
me I would write to M
If I receive no answer, I shall understand that the expence does not fall on a workman.—
Pray forgive me this trouble & accept my thanks.
Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
If adviseable, I sh