Anonymous. Books received. Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette (15 Dec 1866), p.1196
(Article printed in issue of Dec 15)
Brief mention is given of “a revised and enlarged edition (the fourth) of Mr Darwin’s Origin of Species (Murray), which now comprises an historical introduction to the whole subject, a classiﬁed list of the principal additions, some of great importance, that have been made to this edition. Full justice is done to Mr. P. Matthew, who in 1831, and in our own columns in 1860, put forth views very similar to those of Mr. Darwin.”
In fact, the Historical Sketch was first carried in the third edition of On the Origin of Species, published in 1861.