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Letter 3753A

Darwin, C. R. to Murray, John (b)

7 Oct [1862?]

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    Reports misprint in announcement of his book [Orchids].


Down, Bromley

7 October

My eye has just caught sight of a curious misprint in your announcement of my Book, viz., the good affects of intercussing for intercrossing. It might do a man good to swear a little occasionally, but a formal treatise on the good effects of intercussing is a novelty

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    f1 3753a.f1
    The year is conjectured from the date of publication of the first edition of Orchids (see n. 2, below).
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    f2 3753a.f2
    The announcement has not been traced. The first edition of Orchids was published in May 1862 with the subtitle `on the good effects of intercrossing'. The subtitle was not used in the second edition.
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