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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Edwin Lankester, Ray Society   30 January [1852]

Down. Farnborough Kent

Jan 30th

My dear Sir.

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.


Leighton, William Allport. 1851. The British species of angiocarpous lichens, elucidated by their sporidia. London.

Living Cirripedia (1851): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species. The Lepadidæ; or, pedunculated cirripedes. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1851.


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
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1472A,” accessed on 18 May 2022,

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