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 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5099