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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   30 January [1852]

I have received my 20 copies & am much obliged to you for the same. I write now to say that the Binder by some wonderful Blunder has bound the enclosed in all my copies.—1 Will you please order it to be pulled out. It belongs, perhaps, to Leighton’s Volume.2 I know not the address of the Binder, otherwise I would not have troubled you.

Yours sincerely | C. Darwin


CD’s personal copy of Living Cirripedia (1851) does not contain the extra material.
Leighton 1851, also published by the Ray Society.


The Binder "by some wonderful Blunder" has bound the enclosed in all of CD’s copies [of Living Cirripedia, vol. 1]. He requests that it be pulled out. It may belong to W. A. Leighton’s volume [Lichens (1851)].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Edwin Lankester
Source of text
DAR 221.5: 19 photocopy & John Wilson (dealer) Cat. 56
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1472A,” accessed on 16 September 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5