CD long anxious for new American edition of Origin to incorporate corrections since 2d ed. [of 1860]; believes such updating has kept English and continental sales high. If Appleton unable to comply, he will ask Asa Gray to find another publisher.
Mentions possible arrangements for U. S. edition of new book [Descent].
… I have long earnestly wished for a new edition of the Origin in
the United States, as it is 92 pages longer than the