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From John Murray   16 November [1870]


JM reports 1900 [advance] copies of Descent were taken at his annual sale,

and 340 copies of Origin [5th ed.] were sold.

Sheets for Dutch publisher will be sent to CD immediately. JM cautions against possibility that Dutch edition will anticipate the English.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 381
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7372

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  • … Murray, John (b) Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . 16 My Dear Sir I think you will not be disappointed when I tell you that 1900 copies were taken of your new Book at my sale on Friday also 340 of Origin of Species. Clowes will send you immediatel the fair sheets to within 2 of the end. It is prudent to keep back a few sheets in both volumes least any check occurring here—the foreigner sh d supplant you at home or anticipate you. Rotterdam attached to Kramers name will be sufficient address I am Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | John Murray Chas Darwin Esq | &c & …

To John Murray   15 November [1870]


Would like to hear results of JM’s November booksale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  15 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7371

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To John Murray   17 November [1870]


Pleased at [advance] sale [of Descent]. Suggests 3000 copies be printed. Corrections are frightful and, CD fears, will not be done until end of year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 242)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7374

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