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[The Variation of Animals & Plants under Domestication is out of print and, having only one copy himself, he explains how to try to obtain one.]

Footnotes

The date is conjectured from the fact that a second edition of Variation was planned in February 1875 (see letter from John Murray, 17 February [1875]. In September 1873, John Murray, CD’s publisher, had twenty-six copies left of the first edition (Correspondence vol. 21, letter from John Murray, 25 September [1873]), and by February 1875, copies were evidently not available to buy (letter to John Murray, 16 February [1875].

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

Summary

Reports that Variation is out of print. Suggests means of obtaining a copy.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9790A
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Unidentified
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Sotheby’s (dealers) catalogue p. 192 (20 July 1989)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9790A,” accessed on 23 June 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9790A.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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