From John Murray 25 May 1
50A., Albemarle St. | W.
My Dear Sir
The printing of the new Edition of your work on Species is now nearly completed—& I write to inform you that I have directed that the Edition shall be limited to 1000 copies.2 Calculating, as far as I can upon the recent demand for the work that number may last from 3 to 5 years. I hope this will be agreeable to you.
I rejoice to hear so good an account of your improved health & am only sorry I had no opportunity of bearing witness to it myself—having missed seeing you at the Rl. Society Soirée3 & elsewhere— I remain My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray
Chas Darwin Esq
Printing [of 4th edition of Origin] nearly complete. Will print 1000 copies which, at present rate of sale, may last three to five years.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5099,” accessed on 30 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5099