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To John Murray   15 October [1859]


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] . …

To John Murray   3 June [1871]


Is disappointed at high price, 7s 6d, being considered for the cheap edition of the Origin [6th ed.]. Has been told that, in Lancashire, workmen club together to buy the Origin.

Little chance that Expression will be done this autumn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 June [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 246–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7798

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  • John Murray, 31 May [1871] and n.  4. No correspondence has been found suggesting a price

To John Murray   11 November 1872


CD is delighted and astonished at sale of Expression,

and pleased with sale of others, except Descent. He fears a new edition of that work may never be required. Would have liked to bring out a thoroughly revised one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 276–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8620

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  • John Murray, 9 November 1872 . Seven thousand copies of Descent had been printed in 1871; a second edition was published in 1874. Murray may have given CD exact sale figures in a missing enclosure to his letter of 9 November 1872 . See letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 12 February 1872 . See letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 14 August 1872 . The price

To John Murray   24 August [1862]


CD is well content with sale of 768 copies [of Orchids]. Hopes and expects remainder will ultimately be sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  24 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 125–126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3699

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  • price (see letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] and n.  4). For CD’s presentation list for Orchids , see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix IV. The first edition of 1500 copies of Orchids was published on 15 May 1862 (see Freeman 1977 , p.  112, and letter to John

From G. Chiantore to John Murray   18 May 1875


Editor of L’Unione, Turin, would publish an Italian edition of Variation if the clichés of the English edition were made available at not more than £10.

Author:  G. Chiantore
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  18 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 451
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9981

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  • John Murray Editor | London This house has already published some works of English Autors, translated in Italian;—Is advised to publish also “ The variation of animals in its domestic state” of. Darwin; Though the sale of the first editions has not been of much encouragement till now, we hope on the sale of more copies yet, to recover our expences. What would decide this house to publish also the said work of Darwin, it is to obtain the clichets of the English edition for a price
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