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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Murray   9 March 1872

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Mar 9/72

My Dear Dear

I shall be happy to give you for the present Edition of your work on Man, consisting of 1000 copies, the sum of Three Hundred Guineas, being as nearly as I can calculate, 23ds of the probable profits of the Edition, nearly half of wch are disposed of1   Since however, greater part of these were sold so recently that I shall not be paid for them until Septr next—I propose to give you my note of hand for the above named sum, at 4 months date from the 1st. March last— On receiving your assent to this proposal I will have the pleasure to send you the note

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

Charles Darwin Esq

Footnotes

The fourth printing of the first edition of Descent was made in December 1871 (Freeman 1977).

Bibliography

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

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.

Summary

JM arranges to pay CD for the latest issue of Descent.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8239
From
John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 408
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8239,” accessed on 21 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-8239.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20

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