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From John Murray   20 March [1871]1

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Mar 20

My Dear Sir

The demands upon me for your book that I believe I must send to press 1000 more copies.2

I do not wish you to be troubled about any more corrections—But wish you to have notice—beforehand

Yours very faithfully | John Murray

Ch Darwin Esq

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Murray, 18 March [1871].
Murray refers to Descent; he had just issued a second printing of 2000 copies (see letter from John Murray, 18 March [1871]). A third printing of 2000 copies appeared in April 1871 (Freeman 1977; letter from John Murray, 10 May 1871).

Bibliography

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. 2d edition. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.

Summary

Demand [for Descent] is such that JM thinks he will have to print 1000 more copies. Does not want to trouble CD for corrections.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7604
From
John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 393
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7604,” accessed on 14 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7604.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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