Presents statement of expenses and anticipated profit of the new edition of 3000 copies [of Origin].
Jan 27 1860
I have just got in the amount of the Expence of producing the New Edition of 3000 Copies of your Work on Species and I find that after deducting the cost of production including advertising and binding, the Sale of that Number will leave a total profit of £950—two thirds of which will amount to 636. 13. 4 for which Sum I am prepared to give you my notes of Hand at 6 & 9 Months from the day of publication according to the terms of our agreement
signed J. Murray
- f1 2664b.f1A correction of this sum has been written on the copy. It reads: `633/6/8'. For a transcript of John Murray's ledger listing the cost of and profits from the first and second editions of Origin, see Peckham ed. 1959, pp. 775--6.
- f2 2664b.f2See letter to John Murray, [25 January 1860].