Has finished MS for second edition of Journal of researches. Instructs JM regarding author's copies, and woodcuts; asks to be informed if volume sells well.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I returned everything to the Printers on Tuesday night.— I am much obliged for your note: the method by which you propose to pay me the 150£ will suit me, and I will acknowledge the note whenever I receive it.—
Will you please particularly to see, that one of my 12 copies is sent
not later than Monday to M
Please to send the other 11 copies to
With respect to the Woodcuts: that of the Lizard to be put back to M
I am much obliged for the pleasant manner, in which you have transacted the business with me.—
I beg as you as an especial favour, that should my volume sell well, that you will take the trouble to inform me; both to gratify my vanity, as Author, & what I care equally for, that I may know, that you have had no cause to repent undertaking this little work.
Believe <me my d>ear Sir | Yours very faithfully |
J. Murray Esq
- f1 908.f1Three of the original woodcuts for the first edition, which John Murray had presumably obtained from Henry Colburn, with one further woodcut of the scissor-beak bird (Rhynchops nigra) made at Murray's expense (see letter to John Murray, [31 May 1845]).
- f2 908.f2The remaining woodcuts were borrowed from Smith, Elder & Co., the publishers of Coral reefs and Volcanic islands. See letters to John Murray, [31 May 1845] and [27 July 1845].
- f3 908.f3Hearne 1795.
- f4 908.f4In the headnote to ‘The complaint of a forsaken Indian woman’, which appeared originally in William Wordsworth's Lyrical ballads (1798).
- f5 908.f5Drury 1729.