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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Murray   27 February [1871]1

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Feby 27

My Dear Sir

The first Edition of your new Book is exhausted—2 Pray send me—by bearer if possible, your corrected sheets that I may go to press at once—with a New Edition of at least 1000 copies.

A copy is on its way to Linc Inn Fields—3

Yours Dear Sir very | faithfully | John Murray

Ch. Darwin Esq FRS | &c &c

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Descent, which was published on 24 February 1871; a second printing was made in March 1871 (Freeman 1977).
Murray refers to Descent.
The recipient at Lincoln’s Inn Fields was probably James Murie; see letter from James Murie, 2 March 1871. Murie’s name appears on CD’s presentation list for Descent (see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix IV).

Summary

First edition [issue] of Descent is exhausted. Asks CD to send corrections at once for a new printing of at least 1000 copies.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7519
From
John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 390
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7519,” accessed on 19 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7519.xml

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

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