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From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1868

Statement of Sales of Darwin’s Origin of Species1 | 1st Feby 1868 by D. APPLETON & CO. for account of Asa Gray On hand last account… 148 On hand this date.... 350 Printed since.... .... . 500 Given away.... ....

Sold to date .... … 298

648 648 Sold 298 Copies. $250 Rate 5% $ 37.25 Jany 1/67 By Balance 115.86



This statement gives sales figures for the US edition of Origin. Gray had negotiated the original terms of publication of the book with Appleton & Co. (see Correspondence vol. 8, Appendix IV). Gray may have enclosed the statement in his letter of 24 February 1868, or his letter of 25 February [1868].


Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Letter details

Letter no.
D. Appleton & Co
Asa Gray
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 159: 82
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5833,” accessed on 23 October 2017,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16