From John Murray 25 October 1
50A Albemarle St. | W.
My Dear Sir
Under the circumstances considering Mess. T & F’s position the best course for me to pursue perhaps is to ask D Appletons Co. agent here if he is willing to take the 250 copies new Edn. as proposed— if not agreed to we must trust to a certain demand for single copies from the US2
Had I contemplated sending away 250 copies, I wd have printed more than 1250 for this Editn 3
My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray
I thank you for your kind & considerate letter of Oct 204
Ch Darwin Esq
Under circumstances [reluctance of Ticknor & Fields to compete with Appleton], best course is to offer Appleton the 250 copies [of 4th English edition of Origin].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5255,” accessed on 7 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5255