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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. J. Moulinié   16 May [1867]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

May 16th.

Dear Sir—

I have the pleasure to inform you that I despatched this morning four clean sheets.2 I am very glad to say that my book does not turn out so large as was expected. The Printers estimate that the 1st. Vol will contain 412 pages & the 2nd. Vol 460 pages but large portions are in small type.3 In accordance with a letter from M. Reinwald I have given the order for the casting of the stereotypes4

Pray believe me, dear Sir | with much respect | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. J. Moulinié, 3 May 1867.
Moulinié was to translate Variation into French (see letter from J. J. Moulinié, 3 May 1867).
See letter to V. O. Kovalevsky, 16 May [1867] and n. 2.
CD refers to Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald, possibly to Reinwald’s letter of [May 1867], and to stereotypes for the illustrations for Variation (see also letter to V. O. Kovalevsky, 16 May [1867] and n. 3).

Summary

Sheets dispatched. Book [French edition of Variation] not so large as expected.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6176
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Moulinié, J. J.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire de Genève, Ms. suppl. 16, f. 8–8vo.
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6176,” accessed on 10 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6176

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