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DCP-LETT-3753A

To John Murray   7 October [1862?]1

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.2 It might do a man good to swear a little occasionally, but a formal treatise on the good effects of intercussing is a novelty

Footnotes

1
The year is conjectured from the date of publication of the first edition of Orchids (see n. 2, below).
2
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.

Summary

Reports misprint in announcement of his book [Orchids].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3753A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Murray, John (b)
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Christie’s 27 March 1985
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3753A,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3753A

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