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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Murray   22 March 1871

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Mar 22/71

My Dear Sir

I have the pleasure to enclose my note of hand for £630" making with former payment by cheque 800 Guineas for the Second Edn of Descent of Man. Down to the present time I have sold 1300 out of the 2,000 of 2nd. Edn.1 In a few days more I shall be able to decide on the number to be printed for 3d. Edn probably 2,000 will be wanted2

I am My Dear Sir | Your’s very faithfully | John Murray

Ch Darwin Esq

Footnotes

Murray refers to the second printing of Descent (see letter from John Murray, 18 March [1871] and n. 3).
Murray originally planned a further 1000 copies (see letter from John Murray, 20 March [1871]).

Bibliography

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Summary

Completes payment for 2d issue [of Descent]; has sold 1300 of the 2000 copies printed. Will probably print 2000 more for 3d issue.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7611
From
John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 394
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7611,” accessed on 25 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7611.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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