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Letter 6176

Darwin, C. R. to Moulinié, J. J.

16 May [1867]

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    Sheets dispatched. Book [French edition of Variation] not so large as expected.


Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

May 16th.

Dear Sir—

I have the pleasure to inform you that I despatched this morning four clean sheets. I am very glad to say that my book does not turn out so large as was expected. The Printers estimate that the 1st. Vol will contain 412 pages & the 2nd. Vol 460 pages but large portions are in small type. In accordance with a letter from M. Reinwald I have given the order for the casting of the stereotypes

Pray believe me, dear Sir | with much respect | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 6176.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. J. Moulinié, 3 May 1867.
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    f2 6176.f2
    Moulinié was to translate Variation into French (see letter from J. J. Moulinié, 3 May 1867).
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    See letter to V. O. Kovalevsky, 16 May [1867] and n. 2.
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    f4 6176.f4
    CD refers to Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald, possibly to Reinwald's letter of [May 1867], and to stereotypes for the illustrations for Variation (see also letter to V. O. Kovalevsky, 16 May [1867] and n. 3).
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