To H. W. Bates 27 [February 1862]1
My dear Sir
I will write again; but I do not want to lose a post to say that the terms are very favourable: I never heard of such terms being offered for first work.— You may depend he thinks very highly of your Book.—2 I have always agreed for each edition separately, (except for my Journal which I disposed of all at once for much worse terms);3 but I think the terms are so good, I would let Murray do as he likes.—
You might say you should prefer agreeing for only one Edition.—
I am heartily glad.—
Yours | C Darwin
Writes that [Murray’s] terms are very favourable; has never heard of such terms offered for a first work. HWB can depend on fact that Murray is pleased with it [The naturalist on the river Amazons].
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- Darwin, C. R.
- Bates, H. W.
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- Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3460,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3460