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From John Murray   1 May [1875]1

50, Albemarle St. | W.

May 1—

My Dear Sir

I propose to print 1000 copies of your Flesh Eating Plants—wch may last for some time2   However in case of a larger demand I shall try & induce Mess Clowes to keep up the type a little while— I do not doubt of disposing of the 1000, though the work is strictly a Monograph3

I am | My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray

Chas. Darwin Esqr

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to the forthcoming publication of Insectivorous plants (see n. 2, below).
Insectivorous plants was published on 2 July 1875 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).
William Clowes & Sons were the printers used by John Murray; movable-type formes were usually dismantled after a work had been published unless a reprint was likely to be required in a short period of time. The second and third thousand were printed in 1875, and the fourth thousand in 1876 (Freeman 1977).

Bibliography

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. 2d edition. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.

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

Summary

JM proposes to print 1000 copies [of Insectivorous plants].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9964
From
John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 449
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9964,” accessed on 6 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9964.xml

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

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