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From John Murray   9 April [1875]1

50, Albemarle St. | W.

April 9

My Dear Sir

Your Twining & Climbing Plants” seems to me a very curious book & I am quite willing to publish it for you on the conditions adopted in your previous publications—I taking all risque

I return the MS with this as I believe you propose making some alterations in the MS—now that it is to come forth as a separate volume2

My Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | John Murray

Chas Darwin Esqr

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Climbing plants 2d ed. (see n. 2, below).
Climbing plants 2d ed. was published in November 1875 (Publishers’ circular 1875); CD had originally planned to publish it as part of Insectivorous plants (letter to J. V. Carus, 7 February 1875). The first edition was published as a double issue of the Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) (‘Climbing plants’) and as a book (Climbing plants) published by Longmans and Williams & Norgate.

Bibliography

Climbing plants 2d ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Climbing plants: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green; Williams & Norgate. 1865.

‘Climbing plants’: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. [Read 2 February 1865.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 9 (1867): 1–118.

Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Summary

JM expresses willingness to publish CD’s Climbing plants [2d ed.].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9921
From
John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 447
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9921,” accessed on 12 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9921.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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