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From John Murray   1 April 1859

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On the strength of CD’s details about his work on species and his knowledge of CD’s former publications, JM offers to publish [Origin] without seeing the MS.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1859
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41913 p.32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2443

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  • … may require at the trade price xxxxx Yours very faithfully | (signed) John Murray. Charles …

To John Murray   15 October [1859]

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Discusses presentation copies [of the Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  15 Oct [1859]
Classmark:  DAR R 143 (with R. F. Cooke correspondence)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2506

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  • … s copies of Origin at the trade price. See letter to John Murray, 31 August [1859] . …

From John Murray   2 November 1859

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By this post he sends for approval specimen copy of CD’s book [Origin of species]. At 14 s., 1250 copies will yield £240, two-thirds of which will go to author. Arrangements for early copies.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1859
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41913 pp. 53–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2513A

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  • price the edition of 1250 copies will yield about £240— 2 3 rds of which will go to the author— The only alternative is 12/. —which will yield no more than £150— At 14/. the lowest trade allowance will be 9/6 My Trade Sale is unavoidably put off to the 22 nd —this will give more time for your copies to circulate— I will do the best for the foreign ones I am dear Sir (in great haste) | Yours very faithfully, (signed) John
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