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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Murray   30 May [1866]1

50A, Albemarle St. | W.

May 30

My Dear Sir

I have received your obliging note & reflecting upon the large & very important additions wch you have made in this Edition of your work on Species, wch I had observed myself in the proof sheets I propose to print 1500, instead of 1000 copies—2 Counting on your assent.

You shall have 18 copies of the new Edn for yourself3 I remain | My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray

Ch Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Murray, 28 May [1866].
See letter to John Murray, 28 May [1866]. Murray had originally stated that he would print 1000 copies (see letter from John Murray, 25 May [1866] and n. 2).
See Appendix IV for a presentation list for the fourth edition of Origin.


On reflection, in view of the extensive additions CD has made to Origin, has decided to print 1500 copies [of 4th ed.].

Letter details

Letter no.
John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 335
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5105,” accessed on 19 May 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14