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Letter 5105

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

30 May [1866]

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    On reflection, in view of the extensive additions CD has made to Origin, has decided to print 1500 copies [of 4th ed.].


50A, Albemarle St. | W.

May 30

My Dear Sir

I have received your obliging note & reflecting upon the large & very important additions wch you have made in this Edition of your work on Species, wch I had observed myself in the proof sheets I propose to print 1500, instead of 1000 copies— Counting on your assent.

You shall have 18 copies of the new Edn for yourself I remain | My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray

Ch Darwin Esq

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    f1 5105.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 28 May [1866].
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    f2 5105.f2
    See letter to John Murray, 28 May [1866]. Murray had originally stated that he would print 1000 copies (see letter from John Murray, 25 May [1866] and n. 2).
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    See Appendix IV for a presentation list for the fourth edition of Origin.
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