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Darwin Correspondence Project

To ? 19 December  [1852 or 1854]

Down Farnborough Kent

Dec. 19th

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your note of the 16th. The Ray Socy. has already given me 22 copies,1 so I have no cause to complain. Should you hear of any copy on sale will you be so kind as to immediately inform me of the Price.—2

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

See letter to Edwin Lankester, 30 January [1852]. In that letter only twenty presentation copies were mentioned. CD’s list of presentation copies also indicates that twenty copies were available (MS attached to CD’s copy of Living Cirripedia (1854) in the Cambridge University Library). The twenty-two copies referred to here may include those due to CD as a subscriber to the Ray Society.
Ray Society publications were sold by subscription and not through booksellers. A list of subscribers was usually bound into the backs of Ray Society volumes.

Summary

Ray Society has given CD 22 copies [of Living Cirripedia, vol. 1].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1464
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Unidentified
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (100)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1464,” accessed on 20 November 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1464

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5

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