To J. J. Moulinié 5 December 1871
Down,| Beckenham, Kent.
De 5. 1871
My dear Sir
I send 4 sheets by this post of the new & cheap edit.1 They contain no important additions, only a few corrections of style. The other sheets shall follow as soon as I receive them. I will call yr attention to any important additions, but I feel nearly sure that none in the earlier chapters will be worth giving as an appendix, which is always an evil.2 When you come to the new Chap VII I shall have to beg you to consider what had better be done.3
In the first part of this Chap., I have taken 6 or 8 pages from Old Chap. IV, but have modified them a good deal: the remainder of Chap. 7. is quite new, & wd I think be worth translating. Perhaps the best plan wd be to put a foot-note & state how the case is, & then give, as a short separate chapter, the new part of the new Chap. 7. But I hope you will take this whole subject into your consideration. In the succeeding chapters there are here & there a good many corrections, additions & omissions; & it will be necessary for you to be so good as to look through all these remaining chapters.4
With Mrs Darwin’s very kind remembrances5 I remain | My dear Sir | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Sends corrections for new French edition of Origin.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8095,” accessed on 23 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8095